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  • Preacher Gets Arrested At Transgender March (Becoming A Pattern In Toronto

    06/29/2019 6:17:39 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 29 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/22/2019 | Dorre Love
    Dorre Love gets arrested for preaching the Gospel of peace at trans march. ...
  • Pelosi and Warren obviously need a history lesson

    01/07/2019 7:48:57 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 7, 2019 | Jack Hellner
    Nancy Pelosi said it looks as if Trump just wants to abolish Congress and that a border wall is immoral. Elizabeth Warren says the Republican Party is corrupt and caters to the rich and powerful .... Here is just a small sample of what Pelosi, Warren, Obama, the Clintons, and other Democrats have done over the years where the media and other Democrats not only didn't care, but supported the moves wholeheartedly. Obama, the authoritarian, couldn't get DACA through Congress, so he dictatorially and unconstitutionally implemented it. Pelosi didn't care about Obama usurping congressional authority. ... The immoral and corrupt...
  • Measuring Left-Wing Authoritarianism in America

    12/19/2018 10:18:06 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 12/18/2018 | Joshua Rabotnick
    In January of 2017, when the political controversy over Donald Trump’s perplexing win over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 national election was at its peak, my professor began his political psychology course by asking the lecture hall the following: “How many of you wish Hillary had won the election?” The question was voluntary, yet nearly every hand in the room shot up. “Okay, and how many of you supported Trump winning the election?” The room was quiet as not a single hand was raised, followed by a few chuckles. “Next, how many of you feel that liberals are safe walking...
  • In the Kavanaugh affair Peterson sadly missed an opportunity to teach us how totalitarianism grows.

    10/11/2018 3:22:10 PM PDT · by LoveLedUsHere · 20 replies
    10/11/18 | Stephen Stacey
    I think like many inventors who have something precious to offer the world, they sometimes don't know how precious their creation is. And JP has created a wondrous worldview that is helping people - and society - align with an improved future. And, sadly, his tweet requesting that Judge Kavanaugh should resign showed no respect at all for his own creation and he is struggling to know why. He gave an insightful comment a couple of weeks back - that the left uses the natural system of categorization - something that is absolutely essential to our own ability to deal...
  • Hey Democrats, Fighting Fair Is for Suckers

    07/05/2018 10:32:18 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 4 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 7-5-18
    "Faris’ response to the Normalcy program is that there is no value in conserving a burning house. The endangered state of American liberal democracy, he argues, calls for emergency steps from Democrats and the left. They should take advantage of legal and constitutional silences to “transform American politics in a lasting progressive direction,” Faris writes. “Doing so will require party leaders to pursue policy changes that will be ridiculed by their opponents as outrageous affronts to democratic decency and received by their own voters with puzzlement or even shock. They need to do it anyway.” The list of those changes...
  • Apocalypse Angie: Merkel's Dark View of the World We Live In

    06/07/2018 10:09:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | June 05, 2018 04:12 PM | René Pfister
    When Angela Merkel visited her party’s parliamentary group in mid-April, she didn’t talk about how she wants to change the pension system. Tolls on German highways were also not on her list, nor were all the problems with diesel emissions in the country. She didn’t even complain about the Christian Social Union (CSU), the outspoken Bavarian sister party to her Christian Democrats. Instead, she wanted to talk about the Peace of Augsburg, signed in 1555. […] […] If you look at the world through her lens, the riders of the apocalypse are already appearing on the horizon. […] In her...
  • Mark Levin: Progressivism & Herbert Croly's idea

    04/21/2018 12:10:51 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 06 2018 | Mark Levin
    The progressives and Herbert Croly’s idea is that we must reject our history and recognize and rally around the views of the elite. Croly tied historical progress with material egalitarianism and wanted to regulate the distribution of wealth. Progressivism emphasizes social engineering and centralized government. This is why you have a war on our culture, because there is no eternal moral order.
  • Authoritarianism for Me but Not for Thee

    03/23/2018 9:09:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2018 | David Limbaugh
    It's funny how projection works. These hysterical Democrats calling for President Trump's impeachment because of his dastardly "authoritarian tendencies" are the ones with authoritarian tendencies. I'll bet you didn't know that the president commits an impeachable offense if his political opponents harbor an irrational fear that he has authoritarian tendencies -- whether or not he has acted outside the scope of his constitutional authority, flouted the rule of law or done anything else that could be remotely construed as a high crime or misdemeanor. I didn't, either. But doesn't it bother you just a little bit that the very people...
  • Hayward: How China’s Viral Authoritarianism Infects the West and Threatens the Enlightenment

    11/27/2017 5:19:05 AM PST · by davikkm · 6 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN HAYWARD
    China’s challenge to the United States over the coming decades will not only be a contest of economic and military might. It will be a clash of ideologies, as President Xi Jinping made quite clear in his marathon address to the 19th Communist Party Congress. China is betting that its brand of authoritarianism will go viral and infect not only Eastern nations it hopes to bring under its hegemonic sway, but the Western world as well. What China has undertaken is a complete inversion of the early promise of the Internet, and before that a core principle of Western foreign...
  • Despite the Hysteria, Trump Is Trending Less Authoritarian Than Obama

    02/24/2017 2:06:00 PM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | February 23, 2017 | David French
    Through personnel and policy, President Trump is limiting the executive branch. Lost in most of the coverage of President Trump’s decision to rescind the Obama administration’s transgender mandates is a fundamental legal reality — the Trump administration just relinquished federal authority over gender-identity policy in the nation’s federally funded schools and colleges. In other words, Trump was less authoritarian than Obama. And that’s not the only case. Consider the following examples where his administration, through policy or personnel, appears to be signaling that the executive branch intends to become less intrusive in American life and more accountable to internal and...
  • Obsessed With Need To Control Others, Political Busybodies And Judges Trample On Liberty

    07/27/2016 11:40:20 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 27, 2017 | George Leef
    In the America I grew up in, the “liberals” were content to use government coercion to confiscate people’s money so they could spend it on their panoply of social engineering and vote-buying projects. They got to compel people to “join” Social Security, subsidize National Public Radio, pay for legions of needless bureaucrats in offices not authorized under the Constitution, bail out political cronies who cried “We’re too big to fail!” and so on. That kind of “liberalism” was bad enough, but the disease has of late developed new and far more vicious strains. Those involve attacks on Americans for not...
  • No Scoop For You: Boulder's Pools Drop Ice Cream In Name Of Healthy Vending

    07/02/2016 1:51:15 PM PDT · by Viking2002 · 53 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 6/30/2016 | Alex Burness
    This time of year, Andrew Gafford, who's almost 8, is visiting Boulder's Spruce Pool on a daily basis. And though he's learning to live with the fact that the pool has banned the sale of Neapolitan ice cream sandwiches — his longtime snack bar go-to — he's still prone to spurts of heartache. "I'll get over it, but then it brings back a lot of memories of me getting ice cream sandwiches," Andrew said. "Like this one time, when I was eating one very slowly, so it melted all over me. It makes me feel sad to say." He'd start...
  • The Rise of Political Caesarism

    05/11/2016 6:22:35 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 10 replies
    Library of Law and Liberty ^ | May 11, 2016 | Greg Weiner
    “The cause is in my will.”—Julius Caesar, Act II, Scene II We ought to have known it would come to this. Still, the latest assertion of presidential authority assumes a new and ominous form: the power not merely to assert authority outside the law—which can at least masquerade under the banner of Lockean prerogative—but rather to redefine words and, with them, the institution of law itself. Such is what happened when Vanita Gupta, the head of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, issued a menacing letter to Republican Governor Pat McCrory of North Carolina, ordering him...
  • Levin: Populism is Progressivism, Which is Statism (audio: 12:41)

    03/18/2016 3:17:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 178 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | March 17, 2016 | Mark Levin
    Levin: Populism is Progressivism, Which is Statism (audio: 12:41)
  • Colleges Are Cultivating America's First Truly Authoritarian Generation

    02/13/2016 4:48:22 PM PST · by Benny Huang · 21 replies
    Wounded American Warrior ^ | February 13, 2016 | Benny Huang
    "It's illegal to offend people," said the UT-Austin police officer to a Christian evangelist. The officer then proceeded to write the evangelist a citation. Yes, that actually happened in America. Thankfully, the citation was later voided and the officer received re-training. The event occurred just off campus where two evangelists were preaching against homosexuality. According to the police officer, a student complained that he was being "verbally harassed" which in fact he was not. The whiney student, if he exists at all, was simply being exposed to words and ideas that offended him. The accusation of "verbal harassment" is the...
  • Obama to Senate Dems: ‘I’m going to play offense’

    01/15/2015 5:49:33 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/15/15 | Manu Raju
    ....he’s prepared to veto hostile legislation, including an Iran sanctions package. Obama made clear Thursday in a closed-door session with Senate Democrats that he’s prepared to veto hostile legislation from the GOP-controlled Congress, including an Iran sanctions package on the front-burner of Capitol Hill. According to several sources at the Thursday summit in Baltimore, Obama vowed to defend his agenda against Republicans in Congress, promised to stand firm against GOP efforts to dismantle his agenda and called on his Democratic colleagues to help sustain his expected vetoes. The president also was explicit over his administration’s opposition to an Iran sanctions...
  • Howard Dean: Republicans 'Authoritarian People Who Fundamentally Don't Believe in Democracy'

    11/15/2014 6:46:43 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 71 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Latest dispatch from the "dissent is patriotic" is dead front: Howard Dean has accused people who don't share his political views of being "authoritarian people who fundamentally don't believe in democracy." Poor Howard, who declared the times to be very "frightening and disconcerting," made his astounding accusation on today's Up With Steve Kornacki while attempting to explain the Republican sweep on the statehouse level. View the video here.
  • Turkey at ‘crossroads’ to authoritarian rule, Amnesty says

    06/11/2014 1:13:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 06/11/2014 @ 09:38 | Andrew Rettman
    British rights group Amnesty International has painted a disturbing picture of EU-aspirant Turkey as a country on the way to authoritarian rule. Its report, published on Tuesday (10 June)—one year after mass protests which broke out in Gezi Park, Istanbul—warns that thousands of people are at risk of prison for exercising their right to freedom of assembly, while police officers are getting away with acts of severe brutality. It says that after 12 years in power the ruling party of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan “is perhaps at a crossroads”. “It can choose to acknowledge legitimate grievances and reach out...
  • Teen Ends Up in Wheelchair After Government Snatches Her From Family

    02/25/2014 8:53:22 AM PST · by OneVike · 23 replies
    CharismaNews ^ | 2/25/14 | Mark Overton
    On Monday, Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, appeared before a juvenile court to defend the family of Justina Pelletier against abuse by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF).The 15-year-old ice-skating competitor was taken from her parents by DCF, held for over a year, and is now confined to a wheelchair because of maltreatment for a metabolic disorder—simply because her family questioned a diagnosis.Justina’s father, Lou Pelletier, recently spoke to the media about the tragic case involving DCF and Boston Children’s Hospital.Seeking to silence the parents, DCF then filed a complaint to hold the father in...
  • Agenda: Grinding America Down - How Liberals Indoctrinated The US.

    01/22/2013 12:26:05 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 105 replies
    youtube video ^ | Curtis Bowers
    Why has the American society changed so drastically in the past few decades? How did the feminist movement get started? How did Obama get elected? Why are there so many single parent families? Where is God?