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Friday, February 5, 2016

NH Poll: Trump Flat, Rubio and Cruz Gaining

By Rick Pearcey • February 5, 2016, 09:00 AM

Mike Flynn reports at Breitbart.com:

A new NBC/Marist poll finds Donald Trump with a 13-point lead in New Hampshire, down 6 points from the middle of January. With the state voting Tuesday, Trump has 30 percent support, followed by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) with 17 percent and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) with 15 percent.

Trump's support is unchanged from two earlier NBC polls of the Granite State, going back to the beginning of January. Trump's lead has shrunk as both Rubio and Cruz have gained support in the past two weeks.

Rubio has gained 6 points since mid-January, while Cruz has gone up 3 points. Rubio's support is still fluid, however, as 13 percent of his supporters say they could still change their mind. Only 6 percent of Trump and Cruz supporters say they might change their mind.

"John Kasich and Jeb Bush round out the top five in New Hampshire, with 11 and 10 percent respectively," Breitbart reports. "Their support is also unchanged from the middle of January."

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Islamic Rape and Murder of Christian Boys

By Rick Pearcey • February 4, 2016, 10:49 AM

"Another Muslim world phenomenon being imported into the West," Frontpagemag.com states. Perhaps Mr. Obama could address this issue the next time he visits a mosque.

Here's the story.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

DeLay: Trump "Throwing Chairs" Out of Trump Tower

By Rick Pearcey • February 3, 2016, 11:47 AM

"Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay told Newsmax TV on Tuesday that the Iowa caucuses were a referendum on New York values -- and conservatives across the board rejected Donald Trump for Ted Cruz as a result, leading the Texas senator to victory," Todd Beamon reports at Newsmax.

"'Cruz did a great service to everybody when he talked about New York values,' DeLay told The Steve Malzberg Show in an interview," according to Newsmax. "It was 78 percent of the people that voted last night didn't vote for Donald Trump," DeLay said, Newsmax reports.

"That's onerous for Donald Trump," DeLay also said, accordiing to Newsmax. "I'm sure he is regrouping and firing people and throwing chairs out his Trump Tower window right now because he didn't get what he expected -- or at least what he told the American people."

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

C-SPAN: Ted Cruz Iowa Caucuses Victory Speech

By Rick Pearcey • February 2, 2016, 10:10 AM

Watch here.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Boko Haram Muslims Burn Children Alive in Hut Attack

By Rick Pearcey • February 1, 2016, 08:37 AM

"A witness who hid in a tree told media outlets he saw the terror group Boko Haram go on a shooting and burning rampage through Dalori village and two nearby refugees camps that including the killing of children by fire," Cheryl Chumley reports at WND.

Boko Haram is a militant Muslim group in Nigeria.

The witness "said he heard the screams of children as they burned to death inside the huts Boko Haram members attacked, the Associated Press reported," according to WND.

"Bodies of charred victims who had also been shot were scattered about the dirt streets of the village and camps, located just a few miles from Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram," WND reports.

"The attacks, which lasted for almost four hours, kicked off with separate suicide bombings, AP reported, citing a telephone conversation with a survivor named Alamin Bakura," according to WND.

Friday, January 29, 2016

8-0: Texas Cheerleaders Beat Secularists in Victory for Unalienable Human Rights to Free Speech and Religious Liberty

By Rick Pearcey • January 29, 2016, 02:55 PM

From the Liberty Institute

Today, in an 8-0 decision, the Texas Supreme Court decided in favor of the Kountze Cheerleaders in the case of Matthews v. Kountze Independent School District.

Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher, LLP, Liberty Institute, and Beaumont attorney David Starnes represented the students, asking the Texas Supreme Court to protect the rights of all Texas students to free speech and religious liberty.

(Read the court opinion: http://www.txcourts.gov/media/1284936/140453.pdf)

Kelly Shackelford, President and CEO of Liberty Institute, says, "This is an 8-0 victory for the free speech and religious liberty rights of all Texas students.

"We are delighted that the court considered this case so straightforward that it did not even require oral argument.

"In light of today's Supreme Court ruling, we hope the Court of Appeals will resolve this case permanently in the cheerleaders' favor."

James Ho, lead appellate counsel from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP says, "At a time when religious liberty is under assault nationwide, this ruling is a welcome reminder that the Constitution protects people of faith -- and a welcome rebuke to government agencies that try to play games with our rights.

Prerak Shah, co-lead counsel from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP says, "We are profoundly grateful to the Texas Supreme Court for enforcing our legal rights, and to Senator Cornyn, Senator Cruz, Governor Abbott, and General Paxton for their leadership and for standing with the cheerleaders in their fight to protect the First Amendment."

The case now returns to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth District in Beaumont, Texas.

Background on Case
In 2012, a group of high school cheerleaders from Kountze, TX painted Bible verses on their run-through banners for school football games.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation found out about the banners and filed a complaint with Kountze ISD (KISD).

In response, the school district banned the cheerleaders' signs. KISD claims the banners are government speech, which they can censor at will, while the cheerleaders' attorneys contend that the banners are the cheerleaders' private speech, which is protected under Texas law.

Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher, LLP, Liberty Institute, and Beaumont attorney David Starnes represented the students.

The attorneys won a Texas Supreme Court victory that advances the fight for religious liberty in schools.

See Also
Foolish Kentucky School Censors "Charlie Brown" Christmas -- Don't Give in to Christian-Hating Spiritual Terror -- J. Richard Pearcey at Breitbart

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Rev. Graham to Wheaton College: "Islam and Christianity Clearly Do Not Worship the Same God"

By Rick Pearcey • January 28, 2016, 08:51 AM

Michael W. Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

In reaction to a political science teacher at evangelical Wheaton College who decided to wear the hijab in solidarity with Muslims and suggested that, "Christians and Muslims worship the same God," Rev. Franklin Graham said this "is no minor issue that should be debated," because "Islam and Christianity clearly do not worship the same God."

"Islam denies that God has a Son. They deny that Jesus is God. They do not believe in a Triune God -- the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit," CNSNews quotes Graham as saying.

"I can tell you -- Islam and Christianity clearly do not worship the same God," Graham said, according to CNSNews.

"How the faculty council can now support this professor being allowed to teach students is deeply concerning."

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

See What Happened When a Man Who Appeared Homeless Walked Into a Chick-fil-A

By Rick Pearcey • January 27, 2016, 10:37 AM

At the Daily Signal:

A Tennessee father is crediting Chick-fil-A with helping teach his daughter "life lessons" in his viral Facebook post about a store manager’s kindness toward a man in need.

Here's how the post concludes:

According to its corporate website, the fast food chain's purpose is "to glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us and to have a positive influence on all who come into contact with Chick-fil-A."

The Chick-fil-A website further claims everyone who works at the company is taught to treat "every person who comes through our doors with honor, dignity, and respect."

Read more.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Quinnipiac: Trump vs. Cruz in Iowa "Too Close to Call"

By Rick Pearcey • January 26, 2016, 10:53 AM

Cathy Burke reports at Newsmax:

Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz are racing down to to the wire in a "too close to call" contest in Iowa for the GOP presidential nomination, with the real estate billionaire at 31 percent support and Texas lawmaker at 29 percent, a new poll shows.

The Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday shows Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at a distant 13 percent and the rest of the Republican field straggling behind in single digits with just six days left until the state's pivotal caucus voting.

Gov. Jeb Bush languishes at 4 percent, according to Newsmax.

Monday, January 25, 2016

France "on Its Knees": New ISIS Video Shows Paris Attackers Committing Prior Atrocities, Threatening UK

By Rick Pearcey • January 25, 2016, 08:59 AM

Fox News reports:

A new video released by the ISIS terror group late Sunday shows nine of the extremists who carried out the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris beheading and shooting captives, as well as training with weapons while plotting the carnage that left 130 dead in the French capital.

The 17-minute video shows the extent of the planning that went into the multiple attacks in Paris, which French authorities have said from the beginning was planned in Syria. The video was provided online by the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi websites.

"The video also contains threats against the United Kingdom, showing images of London landmarks Tower Bridge and St. Paul's Cathedral and claiming extremists are ready to strike 'anytime, anywhere'," according to Fox. "At one point, the image of British Prime Minister David Cameron is shown with a crosshair over his face."

"A narrator describes the terrorists as 'nine lions of the caliphate who were mobilised from their lairs to make a whole country, France, get down on its knees," Fox reports.

Read more.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Spiritual Terror: The Cologne Cathedral and the Weakness of Germany

By Rick Pearcey • January 22, 2016, 08:41 AM

Stephen Brown writes at Frontpagemag.com:

Besides acts of sexual and religious terrorism meant to break down German society, the attacks against the women and the cathedral were also a show of Islamic power. Women and religious minorities can be terrorised by Muslim mobs just like in Islamic countries. Their reach is growing.

But perhaps the most important message the New Year’s Eve events were meant to convey was directed at Muslims living in Germany and the Islamic world. And the message is that Germany cannot protect either its women or its religion. It is weak.

"In fact," Brown writes, "German Christians are so feeble that one of their greatest cathedrals suffered a humiliating attack during a religious service, presided over by one of Germany’s highest churchmen, without consequences.

"And by [Muslim mobs] publicly molesting such large numbers of infidel women so boldly and brazenly without retaliation, German men are shown as equally weak."

Read more.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Funeral Director License Revoked, Plays Race Card

By Rick Pearcey • January 21, 2016, 10:18 AM

6ABC.com reports:

A Philadelphia funeral director who was arrested and charged after three decomposing bodies were found in her garage has had her license revoked.

The state Board of Funeral Directors announced Tuesday that Janet Powell Dailey's funeral director and supervisor licenses have been revoked, as was the license for her business Powell Mortuary Services.

The board said in its decision that Dailey "failed to fulfill one of the most fundamental responsibilities that a licensee has, to treat the deceased with dignity and respect."

One of the woman's daughters told 6ABC that her mom "said I want you to know I did nothing wrong. She said it's the media coming after poor, black businesses."

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Schaeffer Associate Jane Stuart Smith, Rest in Peace

By Rick Pearcey • January 20, 2016, 08:35 AM

Accomplished and loving woman Jane Stuart Smith died January 14 in Roanoke, Va.

When I met her at L'Abri in Switzerland she was central to the L'Abri community founded by Francis and Edith Schaeffer.

I was 21 years old, enjoyed her table, her writing, her live voice, and recorded music, and have often missed her and what she represents. And look forward to seeing her again.

She was a light upon this earth and will no doubt brighten Heaven as well.

Until next time, Jane Stuart Smith, RIP.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

"The Nation That Gave the World the Magna Carta Is Dead"

By Rick Pearcey • January 19, 2016, 09:25 AM

Pamela Geller writes at Breitbart:

The British Parliament on Monday debated whether or not to ban Donald Trump from the country for the crime of saying that in light of jihad terrorist attacks, there should be a temporary moratorium on Muslim immigration into the U.S.

I did not expect for one moment that the Brits would ban the U.S. presidential candidate who may very well be the next President of the United States. A nation whose national self-esteem (or what’s left of it) is rooted deeply in its place in history would be infamous for having banned the leader of its closest ally, the one that saved her from the Nazi onslaught.

"On the other hand," Geller continues, "maybe they will ban Trump. After all, the British government banned me from entering the country for standing up against jihad terror. To ban Trump for calling for a temporary moratorium on Muslim immigration would just be more of the same. The British government, egged on by the left, seems determined to silence any and every voice against jihad terror and Islamization. The consequences for Britain will be catastrophic."

Geller concludes: "What’s bitterly ironic is that Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron, a lapdog of Islamic supremacists, has just called on immigrants to learn English within two-and-a-half years of arriving in Britain, or face deportation. If Trump had said that, the British left would be working up another petition denouncing him. Will Cameron be banned from the country?

"The nation that gave the world the Magna Carta is dead."

Monday, January 18, 2016

Join Nancy Pearcey and J. Richard Pearcey at Houston-Metro Conference

By Rick Pearcey • January 18, 2016, 10:07 AM

Nancy and I will be speaking at a conference in the Houston area Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016.

Titled "Christ Culture Conference -- Finding Truth Now," the event will be held at Sienna Ranch Baptist Church in Missouri City, Texas, in the southwest Houston metro area.

Here's the schedule of the conference:

9:00-10:00 am -- Open doors/light refreshments

10:00-11:00 am -- J. Richard Pearcey presents: "Test Everything: What Every Atheist and Christian Needs to Know"

11:15 am-12:15 pm -- Nancy Pearcey presents: "Finding Truth: Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes"

Lunch Break: 12:15-1:15 pm (Lunch is provided by Sienna Ranch)

1:15-2:15 pm -- J. Richard Pearcey presents: "A Nation in Crisis: The Truth About Where We're Headed and What We Can Do About It"

2:30-3:30 pm -- Nancy Pearcey presents: "The Worldview Factor: Finding Sexual Healing in a Secular Age"

3:45-4:30 pm -- Book Signing: Nancy Pearcey available to sign books

Talks subject to change

This conference is free of charge, and there will be a book table.

For more information, please see this announcement from Sienna Ranch Baptist Church.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Liars or Fools: Which Govern America?

By Rick Pearcey • January 15, 2016, 10:25 AM

Raymond Ibrahim writes:

When it comes to the connection between Islam and "anti-infidel" violence, one fact must be embraced: the majority of those in positions of leadership and authority in America are either liars or fools, or both.

Read more.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

"Cruz Commander 2016": Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson All-in for Ted Cruz -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • January 14, 2016, 11:42 AM

"Donald Trump may be a reality star, but Ted Cruz has just won the endorsement of one of conservative America's best-loved reality stars -- Duck Commander Phil Robertson," WND reports.

"Robertson, who stars on Duck Dynasty, announced his endorsement Wednesday of Cruz for president," WND states.

"Ted Cruz is my man, I'm voting for him," Robertson says in the ad, available on Youtube.

And for anybody on the fence, know this: "He's the man for the job. And he will go duck huntin'," Robertson says.

By the way, speaking of endorsements, Phil Robertson also endorses Nancy's latest book, Finding Truth.

Watch the "Cruz Commander 2016" announcement here.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Why Minimum Wage Is Bad Economics -- and Racist

By Rick Pearcey • January 13, 2016, 09:24 AM

In his most recent column, Walter E. Williams explains why: 

It is incompetence or dishonesty for my fellow economists to deny these two effects of minimum wages: discrimination against employment of low-skilled labor and the lowering of the cost of racial discrimination.

Read more.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Professional Atheist Dawkins Says Christianity May Be "Bulwark Against Something Worse"

By Rick Pearcey • January 12, 2016, 09:25 AM

Thomas D. Williams writes at Breitbart:

In a text that is coursing about on social media, professional God-slayer Richard Dawkins begrudgingly admitted that Christianity may actually be our best defense against aberrant forms of religion that threaten the world.

"There are no Christians, as far as I know, blowing up buildings," Dawkins said. "I am not aware of any Christian suicide bombers. I am not aware of any major Christian denomination that believes the penalty for apostasy is death."

"In a rare moment of candor, Dawkins reluctantly accepted that the teachings of Jesus Christ do not lead to a world of terror, whereas followers of radical Islam perpetrate the very atrocities that he laments," Williams writes.

"Because of this realization, Dawkins wondered aloud whether Christianity might indeed offer an antidote to protect western civilization against jihad," Williams continues.

"I have mixed feelings about the decline of Christianity, in so far as Christianity might be a bulwark against something worse," Williams quotes Dawkins as saying.

Read more.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Philly Shooter: I did it for Allah. Philly Mayor: No, You Didn't

By Rick Pearcey • January 11, 2016, 09:24 AM

"Philly mayor Jim Kenney would be the funniest man in the City of Brotherly Love, if the stakes weren't so high," states Frontpage magazine.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Insane "Asylum": Horrifying Details Emerge of "Migrant" Cologne Attacks

By Rick Pearcey • January 8, 2016, 09:02 AM

Carol Brown writes at American Thinker:

Information continues to emerge on the war zone that erupted in Cologne, Germany, on New Year's eve when thousands of imports from Islamic lands threw bottles and fireworks into crowds and at the police, molested, raped, attacked, robbed, knifed, spit, defecated, urinated, vomited, ranted and raved as they turned an area of a beautiful city into a site of utter barbarism. (Other cities in Germany experienced similar violence on New Year's eve which is only now beginning to be reported.) . . .

One police officer said he hadn't seen anything like it in nearly 30 years and was struck by the high number of migrants and level of disrespect toward police officers. (Medical teams working that night confirmed the mob was comprised of "asylum seekers" and victims also corroborated that perpetrators were "migrants.")

Read more.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

"Open Rebellion": Trump Is Winning the War on Political Correctness

By Rick Pearcey • January 7, 2016, 08:27 AM

Jeffrey Lord writes at American Spectator:

Donald Trump has declared war on political correctness. And suddenly the Washington Post realizes Trump is winning the war.

This is a war that could not be won soon enough. To borrow from one of history’s terms for World War II, the war on political correctness is "the good war."

Why is Trump winning and hit the "proverbial political jackpot"? "Polls show the fury at political correctness goes across the political spectrum and is resented by large numbers of both whites and blacks," Lord writes.

Lord zeroes in on Trump's method: "He takes a subject that has about it 'elephant in the room' qualities -- something that's right there but no one wants to address because it's too sensitive."

And then, "breaking all the PC rules," Trump "turns the spotlight on the elephant -- and everyone gasps in disbelief. What follows next is endless conversation about the elephant -- with Trump leading the way. And winning support as a direct result."

Lord notes that political correctness is a form of totalitarianism "that has descended on all manner of 'ordinary' Americans" who "can see it every day in their own lives -- and they don’t like it. In fact they detest it."

For example, "they read the story of Major Nidal Hassan" (the American Islamic terrorist who murdered 13 and wounded 32 U.S. soldiers at Ft. Hood, Texas, in 2009), and they "understand instantly how all those American soldiers on American soil wound up mass murdered -- because of political correctness."

It's "offensive," you see, to question a person's religion. Feathers were not ruffled. Real-world result: mass murder.

Americans "don't like it," Lord continues. "In fact, with Trump leading the way, they are now in open rebellion against it. Which goes exactly to the Washington Post's amazed realization of just 'Why Trump may be winning the war on 'political correctness'."

"He is winning," Lord concludes. "It's a war that cannot be won soon enough."

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Justice Scalia: Claiming That the U.S. Constitution Imposes Secularism Is "Absurd"

By Rick Pearcey • January 6, 2016, 11:43 AM

Dustin Siggins reports at LifeSiteNews.com:

The Supreme Court's longest-serving justice, Antonin Scalia, says "there is no place" in the U.S. Constitution for privileging secularism over religion.

The idea of banishing religion from the public square is "absurd," said the jurist. . . . "To tell you the truth, there is no place for that in our constitutional tradition. Where did that come from? To be sure, you can't favor one denomination over another but can't favor religion over non-religion?"

"The 1986 Reagan appointee said there is 'nothing wrong' with invoking God in speeches. He also said that God has favored America," Siggins reports.

"God has been very good to us," Siggins quotes Scalia as saying. "That we won the revolution was extraordinary. The Battle of Midway was extraordinary.

"I think one of the reasons God has been good to us is that we have done him honor. Unlike the other countries of the world that do not even invoke his name, we do him honor. In presidential addresses, in Thanksgiving proclamations and in many other ways."

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Franklin Graham Begins National Tour to Encourage Christians to Vote for "Biblical Principles"

By Rick Pearcey • January 5, 2016, 09:55 AM

Says Franklin Graham: "I want to strongly urge Christians to run for public office at every level -- local, state, and federal. We will not be endorsing any political candidates, but I will be proclaiming the truth of God's Gospel in every state."

Monday, January 4, 2016

Democrats Not Confident Hillary Can Beat Trump

By Rick Pearcey • January 4, 2016, 08:35 AM

Greg Richter reports at Newsmax:

Some Democrats are losing faith that their presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton can win in a general election fight against Donald Trump, the fierce-tongued GOP front-runner who already has obliterated many of his opponents in his own party.

Early polls indicated Clinton would easily defeat Trump in a November head-to-head matchup, but a more recent Rasmussen poll shows the two in a statistical tie. 

"According to the Washington Times, some of Clinton's supporters still believe she can best a Trump candidacy," Newsmax reports, "but others fear her past provides too much grist for Trump, who already has gone after her husband, former President Bill Clinton, for his past with women, and has said Hillary Clinton is partially to blame for the creation of the Islamic State (ISIS) because of her time as President Barack Obama's secretary of state."

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas!

By Rick Pearcey • December 24, 2015, 09:31 AM

Merry Christmas to all!

We are on a holiday schedule and will resume publishing in the new year.

Meanwhile, blessings of truth and joy to all of you from Nancy and me.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

How to Manufacture an Anti-Muslim Hate-Crime "Epidemic"

By Rick Pearcey • December 23, 2015, 08:20 AM

Michelle Malkin detects 4 steps essential to creating such an outcome:

Step 1: "Find an expert with an impressive-sounding academic title to legitimize shoddy advocacy propaganda."
In this case, "meet Brian Levin," Malkin advises. "He's the one-man band behind something called the "Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism" at California State University, San Bernardino. The 'center' (that is: Levin) claims to be 'nonpartisan' and 'objective.' But he is a former top staffer of the militant, conservative-smearing Southern Poverty Law Center, which was forced to apologize earlier this year after including famed black neurosurgeon and GOP 2016 candidate Ben Carson on its "extremist watch list" of hate groups. . . ."

Step 2: "Enlist gullible, lazy, biased, and complicit journalists who recycle the 'expert's' sweeping pronouncements as proven facts, backed up by other ideologically vested advocacy group spokespeople. . . ."

Step 3: "Attack the messenger. After I published a lengthy post on my blog outlining an epidemic of Muslim hate-crime hoaxes at colleges, mosques and businesses dating back to 2001, Levin took to Twitter to accuse me of 'smears.' The facts, which the rest of the media failed to inform readers about while hyping Levin's work this week, speak for themselves (see michellemalkin.com)."
Step 4: "Classify this article as 'hate' and any media outlet that publishes it as a 'hate group' so that other journalists shun the truth and continue perpetuating the hoax."

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how a garden-variety extremist propagandist can organize false impressions to fundamentally transform the people and politics of the USA.

Read more.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Breaking From the U.S., the U.K. Condemns the Muslim Brotherhood as Terrorist Group

By Rick Pearcey • December 22, 2015, 10:52 AM

From Steve Emerson and Pete Hoekstra at National Review:

Following an intensive 18-month governmental study, the United Kingdom  issued a startling indictment of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). It described the organization as fiercely anti-democratic, openly supportive of terrorism, dedicated to establishing an Islamist government, and opposed to the rule of law, individual liberty, and equality.

We use the word "startling" not because this is news but because, in such a politically correct world, it took guts for a world leader to acknowledge the obvious about a movement that purports to represent more than a billion people. If anyone at all -- in particular our own president, former secretary of state, and high priesthood of political correctness, the New York Times -- had simply bothered to read the Brotherhood’s own words, they would have inescapably reached the same conclusion.

"America is accustomed to its role as the Shining City on that Hill," Emerson and Hoekstra conclude. "In the past seven years, however, it has receded to being a mole hiding under a rock and waiting for an attack. We have only ourselves to blame. We need to remove from power those whose blind ideology placed the American people in such a vulnerable position."

Read more.

Monday, December 21, 2015

"Um, the Uh, Uh": Hillary Staffer Stammers While Defending Clinton "Videos" Attack on Trump

By Rick Pearcey • December 21, 2015, 10:40 AM

David Rutz reports at FoxNews.com:

Hillary Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri struggled Sunday to defend her boss' claim that videos of Donald Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric were being used as recruitment tools for the Islamic State.

Appearing on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Palmieri appeared uncomfortable backing Clinton's claim at Saturday's debate that fact-checkers from the New York Post and PolitiFact have debunked.  

"Um, the uh, uh, you know, Donald Trump, I think, was talking–uh, you know, what Secretary Clinton was saying last night is that one of the many dangerous things about Donald Trump is that, uh, his hot rhetoric, saying we shouldn't allow Muslim refugees into the country, is being used, and this is something that [an international group] has, who monitors social media and uh, on ISIS, has said --" the Clinton staffer is quoted as saying "before Stephanopoulos cut in," according to Fox News.

"But there have been no videos," Fox quotes Stephanopoulos as saying.

"Well, what they have said is that they are using him -- he is being used in social media by ISIS as propaganda," Palmieri reportedly said "sounding almost out of breath." Fox reports.

Hillary Clitnon "didn’t have a particular video in mind, but he's being used in social media, and uh, you know, what they haven't found is the video Mr. Trump keeps talking about, this alleged mystery video of thousands of people in Jersey cheering the collapse of the World Trade Center. But it is true he is being used in social media by, um, ISIS, to, to help recruit and propaganda," Palmieri said, according to Fox.

“But to be clear, you don’t have a video, as she said," Stephanopoulos stated, Fox reports (emphasis added).

Meanwhile, "She's" -- that is, Hillary Clinton's -- "a liar and everybody knows that," Donald Trump said Sunday on Meet the Press, in response to Clinton's accusation made during Saturday evening's Democrat debate, Newsmax reports.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Pearcey at Breitbart: Foolish KY School Censors "Charlie Brown" Christmas -- Don't Give in to Christian-Hating Spiritual Terror

By Rick Pearcey • December 19, 2015, 09:33 AM

Here's the link to my most recent column, published at Breitbart.com.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Messages in Swedish Mailboxes: Choose -- Embrace Islam, Pay Tax, or "You Will Be Decapitated"

By Rick Pearcey • December 18, 2015, 09:27 AM

"In the name of Allah, the merciful, full of grace," the letters begin. "You who are not believers will be decapitated in three days in your own house."

Read the full story at the Western Journalism Center. 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Foolish Kentucky School Censors "Charlie Brown" Christmas

By Rick Pearcey • December 17, 2015, 10:29 AM

Cheryl Chumley reports at WND:

A school district in Kentucky has ordered all administrators under its jurisdiction to remove religious references from Christmas productions, leading one facility to censor its planned elementary presentation of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" to blot out the Gospel of Luke read by little Linus.

"It disappoints me that we have to do this," said Superintendent Tom Salyer, about the order to teachers at W.R. Castle Elementary School to take out the Gospel of Luke recitation given by Linus in the decades-old cartoon "Charlie Brown" production, Fox News reported.

"Salyer said he was a church-going man who was simply following advice from the Johnson County school district attorneys," WND reports.

Mr. Salyer should reject this foolish advice, for nothing in the Declaration of Independence or in the U.S. Constitution requires the censorship of "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

The 1st Amendment, in fact, places a limit on what Congress can do, not a limit on what states like Kentucky can do and not a limit on what public schools or individual people can do.

Congress, the 1st Amendment pointedly states, "shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

The wise and pro-Christian purpose of the 1st Amendment is to keep the federal government from allowing a denomination of the Christian church to become the state church of the United States of America.

The 1st Amendment thus stands against a national state denominational church -- not against Christianity. And not against Christianity in the name of secularism. (Let us not forget that one of the lessons of the 20th century is that, out of its own inner philosophic necessity, secularism breeds unfreedom and inhumanity.)

Instead, the aim of the 1st Amendment is to protect the individual states from a federal monopoly of political and ecclesiastical power. It is not designed to unleash and impose a Christian-hating secular terror upon the American people.

In the constitutional affirmation of liberty, the individual states were -- and are -- free to create their own denominational state churches, if that is the desire of the citizens of the respective states. It is a matter of choice left to the states and not to the federal government.

The last thing either the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence has in mind is the removal of Christianity from public life and from public influence across the whole of life. That view is secular superstition.

After all, the entire body politic of the American initiative is rooted in the Biblical concept of there being a real Creator who has created human beings in his image and has endowed human beings with "certain unalienable rights," and that among them are "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." This is about as unsecular as it gets.

Furthermore, the point of the U.S. Constitution is to incarnate politically and governmentally those principles of human freedom and dignity, rooted in the Creator, that are expressed in the Declaration. Yes, it is possible to think and act holistically when founding a nation "conceived in liberty."

What follows is clear: Public school officials in Kentucky and in every state are entirely within their rights as human beings and as citizens of the United States to stage plays that speak clearly and dramatically about the facts and message of the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. 

This is the mainstream and humane position of human freedom and dignity, and of an American citizen's freedom and dignity, under God, as expressed in the genius of the American founding.

Against this, secular extremists have created a fairy tale of legalistic mythology to support their ahistorical beliefs regarding the 1st Amendment, the Constitution, and a freedom-denying secularistic society.

As the news reminds us virtually every day, this extremism wars against who we are as human beings -- and against who we are as American citizens -- alive to living in liberating community with God and man in the total circle of life.

This extremism should be rejected, and must be rejected root and branch, if the tree of liberty is to survive and thrive. Either that or face the fundamental transformation of America into utter regressiveness and lack of humanness.

America is about freedom to live in the light and to reject the darkness -- on stages, in schools, at football games, in the marketplace, and in the halls of Congress. This truly is love without limits.

This is who we are. And if we would be free tomorrow and the day after, this is who we must ever shall be.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Pew: Public Trusts Republicans Over Democrats on Guns, Terror, Economy, Immigration

By Rick Pearcey • December 16, 2015, 12:55 PM

A.W.R. Hawkins reports at Breitbart:

A Pew Research Poll released December 15 shows the American public trusts Republicans over Democrats when it comes to guns, terrorism, and the economy.

The public also trusts Republicans over Democrats when it comes to immigration.

According to PEW, the public supports Republicans on guns by a margin of 43 percent to 37 percent. Regarding the "terror threat," the public sides with Republicans over Democrats 46 percent to 34 percent. On the economy they side with Republicans by a margin of 42 percent to 37 percent.

"The public supports Republicans over Democrats by a slimmer margin on Immigration, 42 percent to 40 percent, but it is one more area where the American public looks to them instead of to Democrats," Hawkins reports.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

NRA Hits Back at New York Daily News, "Godless Left"

By Rick Pearcey • December 15, 2015, 09:23 AM

Sandy Fitzgerald reports at Newsmax:

The National Rifle Association is firing back at the New York Daily News for its "God Isn't Fixing This" headline after the San Bernardino shootings, aiming a video at the newspaper and the "Godless Left" in a wide-ranging attack on its "global alliance of elitists and media activists and Hollywood celebrities and campus radicals and political power mongers."

The video, narrated by conservative pundit Dana Loesch, and sponsored by gun maker Kimber, . . . [lambastes] people on the left "who have openly attacked sacred American values and the people who cherish them with ruthlessness, contempt and downright hatred," reports the Washinton Post.

"These people, Loesch says, share 'the same fanatical fervor to tear apart the foundations of America as the terrorists who threaten our very survival'," Newsmax reports.

"And the New York newspaper, says Loesch in the video," according to Newsmax, 'became the loudest, vilest, most condescending voice for what many people call the Godless Left.'

"'These false prophets at this failing excuse for a newspaper claimed to enjoy special knowledge of God's plans somehow . . . even as they mocked the entire concept of religion," Newsmax quotes Loesch as saying. 

"But as most Americans turned to prayer for the wounded and the world," Newsmax states, "political and media elites joined forces to insult and mock and disparage them . . . and in so doing, laid bare the utter moral depravity of the Godless Left," Loesch is quoted as saying.

"Loesch doesn't only speak of the shootings and the newspaper," Newsmax reports, "but ties in Benghazi and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, calling her the 'queen of the movement'."

Read the entire report at Newsmax, and view the NRA video here

What Is Killing the Western World?

Monday, December 14, 2015

VoilĂ ! Nancy's "Total Truth" Translated Into French

By Rick Pearcey • December 14, 2015, 10:19 AM

Here is the website for Vérité Totale.

For Nancy's official website, please go here.

We look forward to hearing from Nancy's Francophonic readers.

Meanwhile, congratulations, Nancy!

Friday, December 11, 2015

LeBron James Praises Jesus Christ After Cavs Loss to Pelicans

By Rick Pearcey • December 11, 2015, 08:53 AM

Leah Barkoukis reports at Townhall:

After a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, Cleveland Cavaliers' Lebron James was asked whether he thought the return of injured guards Iman Shumpert and Kyrie Irving would help the team’s problems.

Much to the delight of Christian fans, James' response exalted Jesus Christ.

"I hope we don't think that way. It's never that way," James is quoted as saying."

"When you get your guys back, you prepare just as you prepare before. There's only one guy ever in the world that everything will be all right when He comes back and that's Jesus Christ," James said, accoridng to Townhall.

"Other than that, you can't bank on nobody being OK."

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Ted Cruz Refuses to Slam Trump, But Offers Own Plan to Bar Refugees

By Rick Pearcey • December 10, 2015, 07:42 AM

Sandy Fitzgerald reports at Newsmax:

Ted Cruz is still refusing to slam his GOP rival Donald Trump over his plans to ban Muslims from entering the country, but told Fox News on Wednesday that a bill he introduced on Tuesday to place a moratorium on Syrian refugees will better help protect Americans from Islamic extremists coming into the United States from countries where the Islamic State holds power.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Reuters Poll: Trump Leads GOP Field by Nearly 20 Points

By Rick Pearcey • December 9, 2015, 08:37 AM

"GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is leading the rest of the GOP field by roughly 20 points, according to a Reuters poll," Breitbart reports.

Among the results:

* Trump: 35%

* Rubio: 15.3%

* Carson: 12.3%

* Cruz: 10.2%

* Bush: 7.4%

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

GunTV: New TV Channel Will Sell Guns, Guns, and Guns -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • December 8, 2015, 08:31 AM

Matt Vespa writes:

Starting January 20, 2016, there will be an all-gun home shopping network entering America’s homes.

Liberals will surely suffer mental breakdowns, as law-abiding Americans exercise their Second Amendment rights buying guns from the comfort of their residences. And it's not just guns.

The Hill reports that ammunition and accessories will be featured for purchase, but this won’t be like shopping on QVC. . . ."

For more information, see the "Live Shopping. Fully Loaded" GunTV website.

Here's a Youtube GunTV video, published yesterday.

Monday, December 7, 2015

At Least 72 Homeland Employees on Terrorist Watch List

By Rick Pearcey • December 7, 2015, 09:08 AM

Adam Kredo reports at the Washington Free Beacon:

At least 72 employees at the Department of Homeland Security are listed on the U.S. terrorist watch list, according to a Democratic lawmaker.

Rep. Stephen Lynch (D., Mass.) disclosed that a congressional investigation recently found that at least 72 people working at DHS also "were on the terrorist watch list."

"Lynch said he has 'very low confidence' in DHS based on its many failures over the years. For this reason, he voted in favor of recent legislation that will tighten the vetting process for any Syrian refugees applying for asylum in the United States," the Free Beacon reports.

Friday, December 4, 2015

"This Is Not a Terrorist Attack. This Is an Act of War"

By Rick Pearcey • December 4, 2015, 07:07 AM

Michael Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

While many liberal observers, including President Barack Obama, were ruminating over whether the mass shooting in California was "terrorist-related" or "workplace-related," Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell, looking at the evidence available, said it was "not a terrorist attack" but "is an act of war."

"Bozell made his remarks during an interview on Fox Business Live on Thursday, after commenting on the anti-prayer bias of the liberal media," CNSNews reports.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The San Bernardino Shooting Is America's Fault, According to Obama

By Rick Pearcey • December 3, 2015, 07:43 AM

"Is this a gun problem," Mr. Obama, "or an immigration problem that allows entry into our country of groups that hate America?" asks James Longstreet at American Thinker.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Breitbart: "Welcoming" Christian Charities Try to Crush Americans' "Pockets of Resistance" to Muslim Migration

By Rick Pearcey • December 2, 2015, 09:31 AM

Michael Patrick Leahy writes at Breitbart:

The nine contractors receiving huge payments from the White House’s $1billion U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program have launched an aggressive PR campaign to crush what they call "pockets of resistance" to the Muslim migration into the United States.

That campaign is led by Welcoming America, a "non-profit" immigrant advocacy group run by “Ashoka Fellow” David Lubell. His group received its first funding in 2007 from the George Soros-financed Four Freedoms Foundation.

"The Obama administration intends to bring at least 10,000 Syrian refugees, almost all Muslim, to the U.S. in FY 2016, unless Congress decides this month to restrict the program's use of taxpayers' funds," Leahy writes.

"Five of these nine 'voluntary agencies,' dubbed VOLAGs, are Christian non-profit organizations," Leahy explains. "They include Catholic Charities, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Church World Service, Episcopal Migration Ministries, and World Relief Corporation, which is an arm of the National Association of Evangelicals."

According to Leahy, "the phrase 'pockets of resistance' first entered the vocabulary of the State Department and the subcontracting VOLAGs in 2013, as Ann Corcoran of Refugee Resettlement Watch wrote at the time. But its origins can be traced to the founding of Lubell’s Welcoming America, which was financially aided by George Soros."

Welcoming America has since "scrubbed the link to George Soros and the Four Freedoms Fund that was once on its website," Leahy notes. "The screenshot showing that connection, however, can still be found using the Internet Wayback Machine here."

Meanwhile, "lopsided majorities of Americans strongly oppose the migration of Muslims to the United States," Leahy writes. He explains:

Muslim migrants tend to be unskilled, heavily reliant on taxpayer-funded welfare programs, reluctant to integrate into Americans' society, are under intense pressure from fellow migrants to preserve their own mix of religion, culture and politics, relatively likely to join jihad groups -- 56 Muslims were indicted on jihad charges in the first 11 months of 2015 -- and to support pro-jihad political groups.

"Yet the federal government is set to increase their population in the United States up to 6.2 million by 2030," Leahy writes. "For example, a record 680,000 migrants from Muslims countries were granted Green Cards from 2009 to 2013. Also, two million people from Muslim-majority countries were admitted to the United States since the jihad atrocity on 9/11, 2001."

According to Leahy, "In the immediate aftermath of the Paris attacks in which ISIS terrorists killed more than 120 innocent civilians, Welcoming America went into action, leading the way for the Christian 'non-profit' VOLAGs that live on the $1 billion a year Refugee Resettlement program.

As noted by Leahy, Welcoming America released November 18 the following statement:

This past week has been one of great loss, and all of us at Welcoming America are deeply saddened by the tragic events in Paris, Beirut, Nigeria, and other parts of the world. It is particularly at times of tragedy and fear -- when our values and resolve are most tested -- that we must redouble our efforts to live up to our ideals, including serving as a beacon of hope to the persecuted. We must demonstrate our welcoming character because This is Who We Are.

Families from Syria who are seeking a better life embody American values that have guided our country since its founding -- packing up everything and moving to a new place takes courage and resilience. They’ve defied all odds to arrive in a safe place, and we have the opportunity to reaffirm our values by responding with compassion. Moreover, communities are stronger when they are welcoming.

We are deeply heartened by declarations of welcoming toward Syrian refugees coming from all corners of the country, from community members to religious leaders to mayors and governors. These voices, largely emanating from local communities, have unfortunately not been fully heard by many in this country. At Welcoming America we will be working to elevate the voices of the compassionate majority, reminding America and the world that this is who we are.

To that effect, we have created a This is Who We Are page where we are compiling a list of statements and actions coming from communities is support of Syrian refugees, and we invite you to help us grow this list. If you have an inspiring quote or story of welcome, please share it with us.

"Democratic politicians — and the 'faith leaders' tied to VOLAGs and the $1 billion in funding -- quickly added their voices to the Welcoming America statement," Leahy writes.

Among the "three 'faith leaders,' all associated with VOLAGs," who "joined in as well, offering these statements of support for continuing to fund the $1 billion U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program" Leahy notes, is this from Leith Anderson, "President of the National Association of Evangelicals [corresponding VOLAG-World Relief]":

We are horrified and heartbroken by the terrorist atrocities in Paris, but must not forget that there are thousands more victims of these same terrorists who are fleeing Syria with their families and desperately need someplace to go

And yet, "despite the concerted PR efforts of Welcoming America, Democratic politicians, and 'faith leaders' associated with the VOLAGs," Leahy notes, "there is a growing variety of 'pockets of resistance' by normal Americans to this massive wave of Muslim migration."

Leahy concludes: "As more light is shed on the close connection between the Obama administration, George Soros, and the non-profit Christian VOLAGS, those 'pockets of resistance' are likely to become even more widespread."

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

CDC: 76.4% of Aborted Babies in NYC Are Black or Hispanic

By Rick Pearcey • December 1, 2015, 08:29 AM

Michael Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

The latest abortion surveillance report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which was published on Friday but covers the year 2012, shows that in New York City 76.4% of the abortions reported by race were of black and Hispanic babies.

"Blacks make up 25.5% of the population in New York City, according to the Census Bureau, and Hispanics comprise 28.6% of the population. Yet Hispanics and blacks equal 76.4% of the abortions in New York City," Chapman reports.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Abortion Industry Already Dancing on Graves of Colorado Springs Shooting Victims

By Rick Pearcey • November 30, 2015, 08:47 AM

Thomas Lifson writes at American Thinker:

Ghoulish exploitation of the deaths and injuries inflicted in Colorado Springs last Friday was always in the cards. What else would you expect from a movement that specializes in death?

Even so, the speed and facility with which Robert Lewis Dear, Jr., a troubled man with many eccentricities (including listing himself as a female on his voter registration and living as a loner in Unabomber-like shacks), has been propagandized as a pro-life activist (a murderous pro-lifer only makes sense in leftist fever swamps) is startling.

"The narrative was already written," Lifson observes, "so that only hours after the shooting before anything at all was known about the shooter, the head of the industry’s trade association was blaming the videos produced by the Center for medical Progress showing Planned Parenthood officials laughing ands joking about all the money they make selling baby parts.

"Subsequently, the words 'no more baby parts' have been attributed to the alleged shooter, although the source of the quote is murky at best, and the public has been cautioned that Dear ranted about many subjects. But the canned narrative blaming the exposure of Planned Parenthood behavior is irresistible to the abortion-loving mass media, so that is what the public is hearing endlessly."

Read more.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Ex-Navy SEALS: Military Service Taught Us How Fortunate We Are to Be Americans

By Rick Pearcey • November 27, 2015, 10:00 AM

Jocko Willink and Leif Babin write:

When American servicemen and women travel the world, they are often exposed to things that most Americans do not have to see. This includes unspeakable atrocities by vicious and brutal oppressors who use torture, rape, and murder to impose fear and intimidation on innocent civilians.

It includes slavery -- not some diminished, modern version -- but sadistic and disgusting enslavement where human beings are owned and treated as property. Many of these slaves are just children, with no hope and no dreams -- only suffering and misery.

Being in the military, deploying around the world, gives American service members insight into how a large part of the rest of the world lives: hungry, abused, uneducated, submissive, fearful, and hopeless.

"If you have seen war and its horrors," Willink and Babin continue, "if you have seen the savagery of evil people against innocents, if you have seen what real class warfare looks like, or what truly unchecked domination from a despotic regime does to its people, then you cannot be anything but immensely thankful and appreciative for the right and privilege to be an American."

Read more.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving: Celebrating the Bedrock of American Exceptionalism and Prosperity

By Rick Pearcey • November 26, 2015, 08:51 AM

Breitbart publishes this from Jarrett Stepman:

Although often seen as a day to kick off the Christmas shopping season, Thanksgiving is perhaps the most deeply American holiday and its tradition is connected to the idea of "American exceptionalism."

Here are the concluding remarks: 

Americans today are privileged to live in a country based on timeless principles and aided by the sturdiest men and women who often made great sacrifices to ensure the blessings of liberty for both themselves and future generations.

Americans have much to be thankful for, and as busy as life may be, as occupied with the multitude of distractions that come with unparalleled prosperity, Thanksgiving should provide at least a brief moment to acknowledge the true blessing of living in an exceptional country.

Read more.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Dozen "Refugees" in U.S. Connected to Terrorism Just This Year

By Rick Pearcey • November 25, 2015, 09:27 AM

Katie Pavlich writes:

The battle over Syrian refugees is raging on as the White House doubles down on their policy to bring 10,000 refugees from terror hot spots to U.S. soil over the coming months. But a new report from Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions details 12 alarming instances of refugees being connected to terrorism just this year.

"There are many more examples of refugees being tied to terrorism since 9/11," Pavlich continues. "Last week President Obama accused Republicans of being afraid of 'widows and orphans' after raising concerns, along with Democrats, about the vetting process for new refugees."

Meanwhile, this just in: "FBI, Homeland Security" have raised concerns about Thanksgiving terror, issuing a "New Warning of Copycat Terror Attacks," Newsmax is reporting this morning. 

These security authorities have released a "bulletin to 18,000 law enforcement agencies across the country warning of copycat attacks, similar to the Paris terrorist strikes that killed 130 people earlier this month," Newsmax reports.

Also, according to a recent Bloomberg poll, a majority of Americans oppose Obama on the question of Syrian refugees.

"Most Americans want the U.S. to stop letting in Syrian refugees amid fears of terrorist infiltrations after the Paris attacks, siding with Republican presidential candidates, governors, and lawmakers who want to freeze the Obama administration’s resettlement program," Bloomberg reports.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Surging Cruz in Virtual Tie With Trump in Iowa -- Quinnipiac Poll

By Rick Pearcey • November 24, 2015, 08:04 AM

Sandy Fitzgerald reports at Newsmax:

Ted Cruz has edged into a virtual tie in Iowa with GOP front-runner Donald Trump in a new Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.

Trump retains a narrow lead of 25 percent of the vote, followed by Cruz with 23 percent, doubling his support from four weeks ago. The difference falls within the poll's 4 percent margin of error.

Here are the results:

Donald Trump: 25%

Ted Cruz: 23%

Ben Carson: 18%

Marco Rubio: 13%

Rand Paul: 5%

Jeb Bush: 4%

Carly Fiorina: 3%

Chris Christie: 2%

Mike Huckabee: 2%

Rick Santorum: 2%

John Kasich: 1%

Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki: 0%

Monday, November 23, 2015

Bravo! Liberated Bakery Fires Up Town With Pro-America Sign

By Rick Pearcey • November 23, 2015, 12:31 PM

Cheryl Chumley reports at WND:

A bakery in Ohio has caused quite a stir with a warning to all customers that basically says: abandon political correctness, all ye who enter here.

It reads, the Blaze found: "Notice: This store is politically incorrect. We say Merry Christmas, God bless America, we salute our flag & give thanks to our troops, police officers and firefighters. If this offends you, you are welcome to leave. In God we trust."

The sign at Schuler’s Bakery, owned by Trent Schuler, has been posted for a couple of weeks at the Springfield location, but it’s gained notoriety on social media in recent days. And staffers tell the Blaze business has been booming.

"We didn't do it for the publicity," said store clerk Katelynn Jackson to the news outlet. "It was just to prove a point."

Well done, Schuler's Bakery. Your stand expresses the mainsteam of the American ethos, which is founded upon a reality oriented, verifiable Creator who acts into human history (see this and the Declaration of Independence) and expects human beings to apply the liberating love of God and neighbor across the whole of life, including business life, community life, and political life.

"Merry Christmas" is about public truth in the marketplace of this world. As the ever politically incorrect and free-thinking Jesus of Bethlehem said, "You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."

Political correctness is darkness, for it tries to put knowable and testable truth regarding God, man, and the cosmos "under a bowl" instead of "on its stand," where anyone with open eyes is inclusively invited to see.

People who are offended by truth that is knowable, verifiable, and liberating are "welcome to leave" -- it is their choice to say no to enlightenment and live in darkness. But why stumble when you can run and leap for joy?

When it comes to creating an alternative to the darkness of political correctness in today's world, the recipe at Schuler's Bakery points to a better way. 

Bravo, Schuler's Bakery. Bravo!

Schuler's Bakery Facebook Page

Friday, November 20, 2015

Trump: I Would "Absolutely" Use Database to Track Muslims

By Rick Pearcey • November 20, 2015, 08:38 AM

Elliot Smilowitz reports at The Hill

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he would "absolutely" use a database to track Muslims in the U.S. "I would certainly implement that," Trump said Thursday, according to MSNBC.

Asked whether Muslims would be legally required to sign up for such a database, the businessman said, "They have to be -- they have to be."

"[The database] would stop people from coming in illegally. We have to stop people from coming into our country illegally," he added.

"Trump had said earlier Wednesday that he believes that the war on terror will require unprecedented surveillance of America's Muslims. 'Certain things will be done that we never thought would happen in this country in terms of information and learning about the enemy,' he said in a Yahoo interview," The Hill reports.

"We’re going to have to do things that were frankly unthinkable a year ago," Trump said, according to The Hill.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Ted Cruz Calls Out Obama on "Refugees": Debate Me, "Insult Me to My Face"

By Rick Pearcey • November 19, 2015, 11:17 AM

CNN reports:

Ted Cruz challenged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to a debate on Syrian refugees and said that if the president is going to insult him, he should do it to his face.

"I would encourage you, Mr. President, if you want to insult me, come back and insult me to my face," Cruz said of Obama, who is in the Philippines.

"'Let's have a debate on Syrian refugees right now,' he added.

"'We can do it anywhere you want. I'd prefer it in the United States and not overseas where you're making the insults. It's easy to toss a cheap insult when no one can respond'."

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Jordan King Contrasts to Obama: "Paris Attacks" Show ISIS Terror Respects No Borders

By Rick Pearcey • November 18, 2015, 02:21 PM

"The atrocious Paris attacks shows that [the] scourge of terrorism can strike anywhere and anytime," Jordan King Abdullah II said while visiting Kosovo, Breitbart reports.

In contrast to Barack Obama, who mocked Republicans who warn about terrorists disguised as refugees crossing borders, the king of Jordan said, "Groups such as Daesh (ISIS) expose themselves daily as savage outlaws of religion devoid of humanity respecting no laws and no boundaries."

Obama has castigated GOP candidates for U.S. president, saying they are "scared of widows and orphans."

King Abdullah said, "We must act fast and holistically to tackle and respond to the interconnected threats whether it is in this region, Africa, Asia, or in Europe," Breitbart reports.

"The atrocious Paris attacks shows that scourge of terrorism can strike anywhere and anytime," the Jordanian king said.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Obama's CIA Director Cites "Impact of Climate Change" as a Deeper Cause of Global Instability

By Rick Pearcey • November 17, 2015, 09:48 AM

CNSNews.com reports:

Speaking [yesterday] at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan said that CIA analysts see "climate change" as a "deeper cause" of the instability seen in places like Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, Yemen and Libya.

I'm not so sure about "climate change." But we might want to look at brainfreeze.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Alabama Governor: No Syrian Refugees to Alabama

By Rick Pearcey • November 16, 2015, 11:17 AM

The following statement was released November 15 by the office of Alabama governor Robert Bentley:

Governor Robert Bentley on Sunday announced he is refusing Syrian refugees relocating to Alabama.

"After full consideration of this weekend's attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris, I will oppose any attempt to relocate Syrian refugees to Alabama through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. As your Governor, I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm's way," Governor Robert Bentley said.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is working diligently with the FBI, DHS and federal intelligence partners to monitor any possible threats. Law enforcement presence has been increased at major gathering events in Alabama to further insure the safety of citizens. To date, there has been no credible intelligence of any terrorist threats in Alabama.

Alabama currently has one U.S. State Department approved refugee processing center in Mobile. There have been no Syrian refugees relocated in Alabama to date, though neighboring states have processed a number of refugees.

“The acts of terror committed over the weekend are a tragic reminder to the world that evil exists and takes the form of terrorists who seek to destroy the basic freedoms we will always fight to preserve. I will not place Alabamians at even the slightest, possible risk of an attack on our people. Please continue to join me in praying for those who have suffered loss and for those who will never allow freedom to fade at the hands of terrorists," Governor Bentley added.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Fighting Oppression: Angry White Leftists Target Black Conservative Woman

By Rick Pearcey • November 13, 2015, 10:09 AM

Dr. Carol Swain of Vanderbilt University has "committed the ultimate hate crime. She has been insensitive to idiots," Daniel Greenfield writes at Frontpagemag.

According to Greenfield, Dr. Swain . . .

. . .  was born in segregated Virginia. The second of twelve children, she grew up sharing a bed with her sisters in a shack that had no running water. Her family was so poor that she had no shoes and had to stay home from school when the weather was bad. She never did make it to high school.

And now 1,400 leftist fascists have signed a petition to Vanderbilt University demanding that one of the most respected African-American scholars in this country take diversity training or be "terminated."

"The students targeting Dr. Swain claim to be 'fighting oppression'," Greenfield observes. "But true resistance to oppression is in fighting oppressors.

"Fighting oppression by destroying free speech and silencing dissent is just oppression no matter how much hypocritical self-righteous makeup it wears to the dance.

Here's what is really happening. "The left is taking off its masks. It has given up pretending that it believes in rights and freedoms. Now, in its final stage, it imposes oppression in the name of tolerance and sensitivity. It claims that eliminating the opposition is the only way to make its oppressed oppressors feel safe and welcomed," Greenfield argues.

"The fight for Dr. Swain’s academic freedom and her freedom of speech is the true fight against oppression," Greenfield concludes.

"Dr. Swain has been fighting against real oppression generations before her attackers were even old enough to complain that gluten in their light beers is oppression.

"She lived under segregation. She rose up from crushing poverty. And she is still standing strong against her oppressors today."

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Mizzou: Whites Not Allowed

By Rick Pearcey • November 12, 2015, 08:44 AM

"In an ironic development, to say the least, protesters at the University of Missouri (MU) segregated themselves by race Wednesday night, having white students leave a gathering in order to create a 'black-only healing space'," Blake Neff writes at The Daily Caller. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Debate Gold: Ted Cruz Soars on Immigration -- Youtube

By Rick Pearcey • November 11, 2015, 12:04 PM

"Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz struck gold with his comments on immigration at Tuesday night's debate, delivering remarks that resonated well with a Fox News focus group composed of New Hampshire primary voters," Oliver Darcy reports at The Blaze.

I transcribed his remarks, and here is what Cruz said:

What was said was right. The Democrats are laughing. Because if Republicans join Democrats as the party of amnesty, we will lose.

And, you know, I understand that when the mainstream media covers immigration, it doesn't often see it as an economic issue.

But I can tell you for millions of Americans at home watching this, it is a very personal economic issue.

And I will say the politics of it would be very, very different if a bunch of lawyers or bankers were crossing the Rio Grande.

Or if a bunch of people with journalism degrees were coming over and driving down the wages in the press.

Then we would see stories about the economic calamity that is befalling our nation.

And I will say, for those of us who believe people ought to come to this country legally, and we should enforce the law, we're tired of being told it's anti-immigrant.

It's offensive.

I am the son of an immigrant who came legally from Cuba to seek the American Dream. And we can embrace legal immigration while believing in the rule of law.

And I would note, try going illegally to another country. Try going to China or Japan. Try going to Mexico. See what they do.

Every sovereign nation secures its borders.

And it is not compassionate to say we're not going to enforce the laws, and we're going to drive down the wages for millions of hard-working men and women.

"That is abandoning the working man," Cruz said.

You can watch these remarks by Cruz on this Youtube video, beginning at the 1:01 mark.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Attacking Our Founders: What About Counting Black Slaves as "Three-Fifths of a Human"?

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2015, 09:49 AM

Many of my columns speak highly of the wisdom of our nation's founders," writes economist and author Walter E. Williams.

"Every once in a while, I receive an ugly letter sarcastically asking what do I think of their wisdom declaring blacks 'three-fifths of a human.'

"It's difficult to tell whether such a question is prompted by ignorance or is the fruit of an ongoing agenda to undermine American greatness. Let's examine some facts about our founders and slavery."

Here are two important paragraphs from Williams:  

At the time of the 1787 Constitutional Convention, slaves were 40 percent of the population of southern colonies. Apportionment in the House of Representatives and the number of electoral votes each state would have in presidential elections would be based upon population. Southern colonies wanted slaves to be counted as one person. Northern delegates to the convention, and those opposed to slavery, wanted to count only free persons of each state for the purposes of apportionment in the House of Representatives and the Electoral College. The compromise reached was that each slave would be counted as only three-fifths of a person. 

If the convention delegates had not reached this compromise, the Constitution would have not been ratified and there would not have been a Union. My questions to those who criticize the three-fifths clause are twofold. Would it have been preferable for the southern states to be able to count slaves as whole persons, thereby giving southern states more political power? Would blacks have been better off without constitutional ratification and a Union made possible by the three-fifths compromise? In other words, would blacks have been better off with northern states having gone their way and southern states having gone theirs and, as a consequence, no U.S. Constitution and no Union? Abolitionist Frederick Douglass understood the compromise, saying that the three-fifths clause was "a downright disability laid upon the slaveholding states" that deprived them of "two-fifths of their natural basis of representation."

In other words, the three-fifths clause was an attack on the power base of the slaveholding states, not an attack on the humanity of black people.

"With union," Williams writes, "Congress at least had the power to abolish slave trade in 1808. According to delegate James Wilson, many believed the anti-slave-trade clause laid 'the foundation for banishing slavery out of this country'."

Read the entire column here.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Release the Records: Ben Carson vs. Barack Obama, College Edition

By Rick Pearcey • November 9, 2015, 12:04 PM

Media outlets such as the Washington Post have opened to the door to the "demand that President Barack Obama release his Columbia University records immediately," Wayne Root writes. "How nice of them! Thank you!"

Root explains:

If the media thinks Dr. Carson's claims about his college experience 40 years ago are relevant, then clearly Obama's college claims are relevant too.

It's time for all of us to demand Obama release his Columbia college records. It's time for the media to scrutinize Obama the same way they are scrutinizing Ben Carson, Donald Trump, and every other GOP Presidential candidate.

"Dr. Carson's claims haven't cost taxpayers a dime," Root concludes. "But Obama's presidency has cost all of us dearly. If it was all built on a lie, on fraud, we have a right to know."

Friday, November 6, 2015

Metro Houston: Christian Daycare Workers Fired for Refusing to Call a Little Girl a Boy

By Rick Pearcey • November 6, 2015, 02:29 PM

Lana Shadwick reports at Breitbart:

Two daycare workers have been fired for refusing to go along with the center's transgender agenda. Madeline Kirksey, one of the workers who is an author of a Christian book, says her religious liberty rights have been violated. The two were fired after refusing to call a little girl a boy.

The two male parents of a six-year-old little girl told employees at the school to refer to their daughter as a boy, and to call her by a new masculine name. The little girl's hair had also been cut like a boy's.

Kirksey, "and another worker who does not want to be identified, were fired from the Childrens' Lighthouse Learning Center in Katy, Texas, a city just west of Houston," Breitbart reports.

Will someone please rise up to protect this 6-year-old girl from these abusive "male parents"?

And, by the way, loving parents might want to think twice about putting their children in the hands of any unenlightened school or center that fails to respect the wonder and diversity of the male-female distinction and its grounding as a biological fact of life.

You can contact the Children's Lighthouse Learning Center in Katy, Texas, by calling 281-395-4466.

Transgender Politics vs. the Facts of Life
The Revolt of Intelligence Against "Marriage Equality"

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Mark Levin Interviews Kentucky Governor Elect Matt Bevin

By Rick Pearcey • November 5, 2015, 04:44 PM

Yesterday "on his radio program, Conservative Review Editor in Chief [and nationally syndicated radio host] Mark Levin interviewed Kentucky Governor Elect Matt Bevin."

As CR Wire continues

Levin and Bevin talked about a wide range of subjects including how Bevin outwitted the establishment of two parties to win his election. 

Bevin also went through the uplifting history of the Lieutenant Governor elect of Kentucky, an African American Female Tea Party leader named Jenean Hampton, a 57 year old native of Detroit, who rose through the ranks of corporate America to run a manufacturing plant for a Fortune 500 company. Hampton is the first African American statewide elected official in the history of Kentucky, a former slave state.

To listen to Levin's interview with Bevin, go here.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

College Professor Caught Shredding Constitution in Undercover Video

By Rick Pearcey • November 4, 2015, 09:11 AM

"I'll put it in the shredder," says Colleen Cohen of Vassar.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Jeb Bush Fades in N.H., Despite Ad Blitz

By Rick Pearcey • November 3, 2015, 10:44 AM

Mike Flynn writes at Breitbart:

A new poll of New Hampshire Republicans by Monmouth University confirms the fading fortunes of the Jeb Bush campaign.

Despite spending more on TV than all other candidates combined, Jeb has dropped to sixth place in nation’s first primary state, a must-win for his Presidential ambitions. In July, Jeb Bush was second in New Hampshire.

Jeb's Tough Guy Persona Falls Flat

Monday, November 2, 2015

Making Culture: New Book by HBU Prof. Nancy Pearcey in the Works -- and More

By Rick Pearcey • November 2, 2015, 04:42 PM

I am happy to announce that The Pearcey Report editor at large and Houston Baptist University Professof of Apologetics Nancy Pearcey is writing a new book for publisher David C. Cook. The new book will address life and sexuality issues and is the second volume of the two-book contract that she signed with the Colorado publisher.

The book will be based on plenary addresses Nancy has delivered in several venues, including L’Abri, Denver Seminary, New Orleans Baptist Seminary, Apologetics Canada, Southern Adventist University, Southern Evangelical Seminary, Evangelical Ministries to New Religions, and Igreja Batista da Lagoinha, reputed to be the largest church in South America.

Nancy has has also published on the subject of human sexuality in the Christian Post, and in national media outlets such as The Daily Caller ("CPAC, Homosexuality, and the Crack-Up of Conservatism) and The American Thinker ("Facts, Values, and the Redefinition of "Marriage").

She delivered the annual lecture for Denver Seminary's Gordon Lewis Center, speaking Oct. 2, 2015, on "Finding Truth: How the Bible Teaches Critical Thinking." For a luncheon the following day, she addressed to topic of "Arguing for Sexual Truth in a Secular Age." That evening she spoke at Horizon Christian Fellowship in Denver.

In addition, The Pearcey Report editor at large published two articles on John Piper’s website, Desiring God, each of which attracted several thousand hits: "One Strategy to Rule Them All: How to Answer Skeptics from Romans 1" (published Aug. 30) and "The Bait-and-Switch over Same-Sex 'Marriage'" (published Oct. 1).

In media, Pearcey was invited to appear on Breitbart News (Sept. 26) during the recent Values Voter Summit broadcast, and on various Christian programs: Gino Geraci on Crosswalk, John Clemens on the Clemens Report, David Wheaton on The Christian Worldview, and a podcast interview with Michael Easley, former president of Moody Bible Institute.

Nancy did print interviews that appeared in Apologetics for Parents and in ByFaith, in both the online and the print versions, which was titled "Man -- the Master Idol Maker: Pearcey Shares Principles from Romans 1." ByFaith is the "online magazine of the Presbyterian Church in America."

It was last March that Nancy published her new book, Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism & Other God Substitutes. The book was endorsed by leading Christian philosophers and apologists, including J.P. Moreland, Doug Groothuis, and Paul Copan; by popular apologists Lee StrobelRavi Zacharias, Greg Koukl, J. Warner Wallace, and Sean McDowell; by writers and artists such as John Erickson (Hank the Cowdog) and Doug TenNapel (Veggie Tales), and even entertainer Phil Robertson (Duck Dynasty). 

Publicity for the book has included some 50 media interviews, including radio interviews on the Janet Parshall Show, the Janet Mefford Show, the Frank Sontag Show, Stand to Reason, Campus Crusade (Cru), American Family Radio, and Family Talk hosted by Meg Meeker and Ryan Dobson. Print interviews have appeared in World magazine, the Christian Post (Napp Nazworth), Jonathan Merritt’s On Faith & CultureByFaith, the Gospel Coalition, and HBU's The Pillars

Nancy was featured in a cover story in Today’s Christian Living and over the past months was invited to give plenary talks on Finding Truth at several conferences, including Faith & Law (an organization of Capitol staffers in Washington, D.C.), Apologetics Canada, the Newport Foundation, New St. Andrews College, and the Association of Christian Classical Schools. She also addressed the apologetics class at Second Baptist Church in Houston

Reviews of Finding Truth have appeared, among other places, in Patheos, Challies.com, and Christianity Today

The apologetics organization Stand to Reason has led reading groups on Finding Truth, a Ratio Christi group has led a women's group through the book, churches report using it in their youth groups, a businessmen's group in Atlanta is currently studying the book, and Christian school teachers have contacted Nancy about using the book in their classes.

For additional information on Nancy and her work, please see the official Nancy Pearcey website.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Obama Regime Hating Liberty: America's Soft Tyranny Is Hardening

By Rick Pearcey • October 30, 2015, 06:28 PM

Patricia McCarthy writes at American Thinker:

We are semi-officially a lawless, soft (but hardening) tyranny. How else does one explain Lois Lerner not being charged with the numerous crimes she has most certainly committed? 

As many others have noted, the fix was in as surely as the fix is in on the countless crimes committed by Hillary Clinton and her grubby Clinton Foundation that sells influence at very high prices. Like Lerner, Clinton likely will be deemed above the law by the DOJ and the FBI. 

By way of contrast, "General Petraeus and several others were charged, jailed and/or fined for crimes so minimal compared to Hillary's because they did not toe the Obama line: no deviation from the agenda is allowed, no criticism of the regime will be tolerated," McCarthy observes.

As for "American citizens outside of the protective bubble of the government," they "are not only expendable, they are fodder for bureaucratic abuse," McCarthy writes.

McCarthy concludes with this quote from Montesquieu: "There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice."

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Cruz to Hannity: How About GOP Debate With Hannity, Levin, and Limbaugh as Moderators? -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • October 29, 2015, 01:41 PM

In this video clip of Sean Hannity discussing with Ted Cruz last night's CNBC debate debacle (see "Corrupt Media: CNBC Bias Loses the Republican Debate"), Cruz makes the case that a GOP presidential primary debate would be better served with Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, and Rush Limbaugh as moderators.

"In my view, Republican primary debates ought to be moderated by people who would vote in a primary," the Texas senator says to Hannity in the above-mentioned clip.

"How about a debate moderated by Sean Hannity and Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh?" Cruz says.

"I'm in," Hannity replies. "And I think I can speak for the other three. They're in as well."

My view: A Hannity-Levin-Limbaugh moderated debate would be a blockbuster ratings event and a highly productive, informative evening. I'm in, too. Let's do it.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Jeb's Tough Guy Persona Falls Flat

By Rick Pearcey • October 28, 2015, 03:04 PM

Or as Kathleen Parker writes, "When all else is failing, reinvent yourself." Well, maybe that works for some people.

In any case, Jeb Bush does seem to be a nice guy. But his personality is not at issue.

His problem is not just that he's a Bush. His problem is that he seems clueless regarding the purpose of being president of the United States.

My only advice is that he read and think through the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution. If he doesn't understand there's a vision for freedom within the liberating circle of constitutional norms and "enumerated powers," then he really ought to seek a different line of work.

Something among the "really cool things" that he "could do," to borrow his phraseology.

Look: Every job -- from dog-catcher to parent to ice-cream truck driver to governor to actor to pastor to president is about "getting things done," etc., etc.

The real question is: What is it, Mr. Bush, that is specific to the elected office of president of the United States?

There's a very specifiic job description relative to being president. Unfortunately, Jeb and about 200% of the Republican establishment do not appear know what that description is.

Or if they know it, they reject it. Neither option encourages confidence.

If you don't know the job by now, Mr. Bush, why should we hire you?

Meanwhile, read the rest of Kathleen Parker's column here.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Rand Paul on Socialism: "Ultimately . . . They Exterminate You"

By Rick Pearcey • October 27, 2015, 02:45 PM

Melanie Hunter reports at CNSNews.com:

In an interview on 'The Glenn Beck Program' on Monday, GOP presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) called socialism 'the most anti-choice economic system,' where ultimately if you don't listen, 'they exterminate you.'

"It's the most anti-choice economic system. If you don't listen, they fine you. If you don't pay the fine, they imprison you.

"If you will not listen, ultimately what has happened in history -- and people get mad when I say this -- but they exterminate you, and that's what happened under Stalin," said Paul.

Read more.

Socialists Cause Famine in "Breadbasket" of Africa
I Lived Socialism: A False Ideology Against Guns, Gold, and God

Monday, October 26, 2015

Guns & Gov't: Media Again Try to Trap Ben Carson

By Rick Pearcey • October 26, 2015, 05:10 PM

And fail. Again.

But Ben Carson on Meet the Press got to utter wild words like government finds it "much more difficult to dominate people who are armed."

In an insane world, common sense is crazy.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Video: Bill O'Reilly Likens Black Lives Matter to Nazi Party

By Rick Pearcey • October 23, 2015, 11:58 AM

Cheryl Chumley reports at WND:

Bill O'Reilly, Fox News star of the highly rated "O'Reilly Factor," engaged in a heated debate with a couple of panelists over Black Lives Matter, its embrace of violence against police and the Democratic Party's support of the movement, ultimately posing the blunt question: How would you feel if Republicans brought out Nazi members to speak about political issues?

He opened with commentary about the Black Lives Matter movement "not all that different than the Black Panther movement" in that they "both believe police actively target blacks for oppression."

O'Reilly then said "Black Lives Matter movement [is] causing trouble all over the country," and cut to video segments of some of the members' recent protests, including one where they marched down a street chanting, "pigs in a blanket" and another one where they called for "dead cops."

Read more.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Islam Comes to Kansas

By Rick Pearcey • October 22, 2015, 09:55 AM

"The Muslim conquest of America continues apace. And some unexpected places are being heavily colonized," Carol Brown writes at American Thinker. "Case in point: Wichita, Kansas."

Read more.

What Is Killing the Western World?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Dutch Firebrand Geert Wilders Attends Anti-Islam Party Launch in Australia

By Rick Pearcey • October 21, 2015, 10:14 AM

From AFP:

Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders was Wednesday met by protesters as he helped launch a new political party in Perth, the Australian Liberty Alliance.

The Dutch firebrand and eurosceptic, who was controversially granted a visa, said the new party was modelled on his own Freedom Party in opposing "the Islamisation process."

The secular Australian Liberty Alliance was set up by the Q Society of Australia, a volunteer-run anti-Islam lobby group established in Victoria state in 2010. The size of its membership is not known.

"Elsewhere in Europe, like minded parties, such as in Austria, Sweden, France and even Switzerland, have become big parties as well," he said after braving a small but vocal group of protesters chanting "say it loud, say it clear, racists are not welcome here." [Memo to protesters: Islam is a religion, not a race.]

"Wilders is often reviled for his fiery rhetoric, but his Freedom Party continues to ride high in opinion polls in the Netherlands amid the European refugee crisis," the AFP story concludes.

For more information on the Australian Liberty Alliance, visit their website here.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Report: 9-11 Hijackers Obtained Florida I.D. Cards Under Jeb Bush's Watch

By Rick Pearcey • October 20, 2015, 12:19 PM

Alex Swoyer reports at Breitbart:

GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush is defending his brother, former President George W. Bush, against GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s reminder that 9-11 occurred under George W. Bush's watch.

But the International Business Times (IBT) reports a number of the hijackers on 9-11 actually obtained Florida drivers licenses -- or I.D. cards -- while Jeb Bush was governor, which allowed them to blend into society.

"Breitbart News' Julia Hahn reported that Jeb Bush’s own writings -- reveal that even the Bushes admit that 'leaky' immigration enforcement was a major driving factor in leading to the terrorist attacks," Breitbart reports.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Winner: Swiss People's Party Surges in Election to Protect Nation Against "Mass Migration"

By Rick Pearcey • October 19, 2015, 09:04 AM

"The vote was clear," said Swiss People's Party (SVP) leader Toni Brunner on Swiss television, according to Reuters. "The people are worried about mass migration to Europe."

"Sunday's result cemented the SVP's the SVP's position as the dominant force in Swiss politics," Reuters reports.

Friday, October 16, 2015

France's Top Weatherman Questions Climate Change, Is Promptly Suspended

By Rick Pearcey • October 16, 2015, 10:29 AM

Henry Samuel writes from Paris for the Telegraph:

Every night, France's chief weatherman has told the nation how much wind, sun or rain they can expect the following day.

Now Philippe Verdier, a household name for his nightly forecasts on France 2, has been taken off air after a more controversial announcement -- criticising the world's top climate change experts.

Mr. Verdier claims in the book Climat Investigation . . . that leading climatologists and political leaders have "taken the world hostage" with misleading data.

In a video promoting his new book, Verdier says, "Every night I address five million French people to talk to you about the wind, the clouds and the sun. And yet there is something important, very important that I haven’t been able to tell you, because it's neither the time nor the place to do so," the Telegraph reports.

Verdier adds, "We are hostage to a planetary scandal over climate change -- a war machine whose aim is to keep us in fear," according to the Telegraph.

"His outspoken views led France 2 to take him off the air starting this Monday," the Telegraph reports.

"I received a letter telling me not to come. I'm in shock," the Telegraph quotes Verdier as telling RTL radio. "This is a direct extension of what I say in my book, namely that any contrary views must be eliminated."

"Settled Science"? There's Nothing More Unscientific
Belief vs. Science: Lacking Scientific Support, UN Seeks "Young Woman" to Sell Global Warming

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Another Obamacare Collapse: Kentucky Healthcare Co-op Goes Under

By Rick Pearcey • October 15, 2015, 11:12 AM

Despite receiving "over $146 million in federal loan money" . . . "the Kentucky Health Cooperative has decided not to offer health insurance plans for 2016," Leah Jessen reports at the Daily Signal.

"The Kentucky co-op (Consumer Oriented and Operated Plan), a nonprofit health insurer created with federal taxpayer funds under Obamacare, announced its fold on Friday," according to the Daily Signal.

"It is with sadness that we announce this decision," Glenn Jennings, interim CEO of the Kentucky Health Cooperative, is quoted as saying in a statement.

"This very difficult choice was made after much deliberation," Jennings said. "If there were a way to avoid it and simultaneously do right by the members, providers and all others that we serve, we would do so."

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Cruz, Gohmert Demand Removal of Margaret Sanger Bust

By Rick Pearcey • October 14, 2015, 09:37 AM

Todd Beamon reports at Newsmax:

Twenty-six Republicans, led by presidential candidate Ted Cruz and Rep. Louie Gohmert, have called on the Smithsonian Institution to immediately remove a bust of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, saying that honoring her "is an outrage."

"Ms. Sanger was an avowed advocate of eugenics and the extermination of groups of people she deemed as 'undesirables," the GOP legislators said in a letter sent Friday to Kim Sajet, director of the National Portrait Gallery.

"Sanger's bust is part of the gallery's 'Struggle for Justice' exhibit at the Smithsonian," Newsmax reports.

"Specifically, Ms. Sanger singled out African Americans, among other minority groups, as deserving to be subjected to such horrific and inhumane treatment," the letter states, according to Newsmax.

"Honoring a figure who promoted such hatred and deep-seated racism is not only contrary to the values that the exhibit is purporting to promote, but also deeply antithetical to the very values most Americans hold dear," the letter states, Newsmax reports.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Democrat Debate Tonight -- Donald Trump to Live-Tweet

By Rick Pearcey • October 13, 2015, 10:11 AM

Trump Tweets: "At the request of many, and even though I expect it to be a very boring two hours, I will be covering the Democrat Debate live on Twitter!"

It goes without saying that Trump's live-Tweet coverage of the debate will be the best coverage of anything by anyone, ever.

Monday, October 12, 2015

More Than 60 Legal Scholars Urge: Reject Supreme Court Homosex "Marriage" Opinion as Binding

By Rick Pearcey • October 12, 2015, 11:56 AM

At CNSNews.com:

A group of more than 60 legal scholars released a statement . . . calling on all federal and state officeholders not to accept the Supreme Court's Obergefell v. Hodges decision -- declaring a national right to same-same sex marriage -- as binding precedent.

One of the signers and authors of the statement was Robert. P. George, the founder of the American Principles Project and McCormack Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton. 

"We stand with James Madison and Abraham Lincoln in recognizing that the Constitution is not whatever a majority of Supreme Court justices say it is," said George. "We remind all officeholders in the United States that they are pledged to uphold the Constitution of the United States, not the will of five members of the Supreme Court." 

What follows is the complete text of the statement


We are scholars and informed citizens deeply concerned by the edict of the Supreme Court of the United States in Obergefell v. Hodges wherein the Court decreed, by the narrowest of margins, that every state in the country must redefine marriage to include same-sex relationships. 

The Court's majority opinion eschewed reliance on the text, logic, structure, or original understanding of the Constitution, as well as the Court's own interpretative doctrines and precedents, and supplied no compelling reasoning to show why it is unjustified for the laws of the states to sustain marriage as it has been understood for millennia as the union of husband and wife.

The opinion for the Court substituted for traditional -- and sound -- methods of constitutional interpretation a new and ill-defined jurisprudence of identity -- one that abused the moral concept of human dignity.

The four dissenting justices are right to reject the majority opinion in unsparing terms. 

Justice Scalia refers to it as "a naked judicial claim to legislative
. . . power; a claim fundamentally at odds with our system of government."

Justice Thomas says the opinion "exalts judges at the expense of the People from whom they derive their authority" as it perverts the meaning of liberty into an entitlement to government action. 

Justice Alito calls attention to the well-established doctrine that the "liberty" guaranteed by the due process clause protects only those rights "that are deeply rooted in this Nation’s history and tradition," and that it is "beyond dispute that the right to same-sex marriage is not among those rights." He further points to the opinion’s tendency to reduce the purpose of marriage to "the happiness of persons who choose to marry." He warns it will be used to "vilify Americans who are unwilling to assent to the new orthodoxy" and is yet another example of the "Court's abuse of its authority."

Chief Justice Roberts says "the Constitution leaves no doubt" that the majority's "pretentious" opinion is incorrect. It even attempts to "sully those on the other side of the debate" in an "entirely gratuitous" manner. 

If Obergefell is accepted as binding law, the consequences will be grave. Of the results that can be predicted with confidence, four stand out: 

First, society will be harmed by being denied the right to hold out as normative, and particularly desirable, the only type of human relationship that every society must cultivate for its perpetuation. This compelling interest is strengthened by the fact that there is strong evidence to support what common sense suggests, namely, that children fare best when raised by their married mother and father who are both responsible for bringing them into the world and who provide maternal and paternal influences and care. 

Second, individuals and organizations holding to the historic and natural understanding of marriage as a conjugal union -- the covenantal partnership of one man and one woman -- will be vilified, legally targeted, and denied constitutional rights in order to pressure them to conform to the new orthodoxy. 

Third, the new jurisprudence of dignity is unlimited in principle and will encourage additional claims to redefine marriage and other long-established institutions.

Fourth, the right of all Americans to engage in democratic deliberation, and ultimately self-government, will be decisively undermined. 

Any decision that brings about such evils would be questionable. One lacking anything remotely resembling a warrant in the text, logic, structure, or original understanding of the Constitution must be judged anti-constitutional and illegitimate. Obergefell should be declared to be such, and treated as such, by the other branches of government and by citizens of the United States.

In 1788, James Madison wrote, "The several departments being perfectly co-ordinate by the terms of their common commission, neither of them, it is evident, can pretend to an exclusive or superior right of settling the boundaries between their respective powers."

In 1857, Abraham Lincoln said, "Judicial decisions are of greater or less authority as precedents, according to circumstances. That this should be so, accords both with common sense, and the customary understanding of the legal profession." If a decision "had been made by the unanimous concurrence of the judges, and without any apparent partisan bias, and in accordance with legal public expectation, and with the steady practice of the departments throughout our history, and had been in no part, based on assumed historical facts which are not really true; or, if wanting in some of these, it had been before the court more than once, and had there been affirmed and re-affirmed through a course of years, it then might be, perhaps would be, factious, nay, even revolutionary, to not acquiesce in it as a precedent." If, however, a decision is "wanting in all these claims to the public confidence," it is "not factious" to resist it. 

Obergefell is wanting in all these claims to the public confidence. It cannot therefore be taken to have settled the law of the United States. 


We stand with James Madison and Abraham Lincoln in recognizing that the Constitution is not whatever a majority of Supreme Court justices say it is.

We remind all officeholders in the United States that they are pledged to uphold the Constitution of the United States, not the will of five members of the Supreme Court

We call on all federal and state officeholders: 

To refuse to accept Obergefell as binding precedent for all but the specific plaintiffs in that case.

To recognize the authority of states to define marriage, and the right of federal and state officeholders to act in accordance with those definitions.

To pledge full and mutual legal and political assistance to anyone who refuses to follow Obergefell for constitutionally protected reasons.

To open forthwith a broad and honest conversation on the means by which Americans may constitutionally resist and overturn the judicial usurpations evident in Obergefell.

We emphasize that the course of action we are here advocating is neither extreme nor disrespectful of the rule of law. Lincoln regarded the claim of supremacy for the Supreme Court in matters of constitutional interpretation as incompatible with the republican principles of the Constitution. Our position is summed up in Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address: 

"I do not forget the position assumed by some that constitutional questions are to be decided by the Supreme Court, nor do I deny that such decisions must be binding in any case upon the parties to a suit as to the object of that suit, while they are also entitled to very high respect and consideration in all parallel cases by other departments of the government. And while it is obviously possible that such decision may be erroneous in any given case, still the evil effect following it, being limited to that particular case, with the chance that it may be overruled and never become a precedent for other cases, can better be borne than could the evils of a different practice. At the same time, the candid citizen must confess that if the policy of the government upon vital questions affecting the whole people is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made in ordinary litigation between parties in personal actions, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal."

The proper understanding and definition of marriage is self-evidently a vital question affecting the whole people. To treat as "settled" and "the law of the land" the decision of five Supreme Court justices who, by their own admission, can find no warrant for their ruling in the text, logic, structure, or original understanding of the Constitution, would indeed be to resign our government into the hands of that eminent tribunal. That is something that no citizen or statesman who wishes to sustain the great experiment in ordered liberty bequeathed to us by our Founding Fathers should be willing to do. 

The Revolt of Intelligence Against "Marriage Equality"

Friday, October 9, 2015

He Stopped a Jihadist in France: Now He's Been Stabbed in California

By Rick Pearcey • October 9, 2015, 11:55 AM

Matthew Vadum writes at American Thinker:

Yesterday’s brutal knife attack on the U.S.-born French train hero Spencer Stone is yet more evidence suggesting that Stone and his fellow heroes are being targeted, possibly by Islamic terrorists.

"In just the span of a week, this is the second time a world-famous American Christian who overwhelmed a would-be mass-murdering jihadist terrorist on a train in Europe two months ago appears to have been targeted," Vadum writes. 

Read more here

What Is Killing the Western World?

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Smugglers Set Up Anti-U.S. Nuclear Jihad Armageddon

By Rick Pearcey • October 8, 2015, 11:10 AM

Robert Spencer writes at Frontpagemag.com:

"You can make a dirty bomb, which would be perfect for the Islamic State," an arms smuggler is quoted as saying to a potential buyer in Moldova in an Associated Press report published Wednesday. "If you have a connection with them, the business will go smoothly."

Arms smugglers, says the report, are specifically targeting Islamic jihad groups, principally but not solely the Islamic State, to sell them material for bombs -- including nuclear material.

One explained: "I really want an Islamic buyer because they will bomb the Americans."

This could be one aspect of Barack Obama's inhumane legacy: A mushroom cloud rising above American soil.

Read more here.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Hillary Super PAC Leaks Dirt on Biden to Politico, NYT

By Rick Pearcey • October 7, 2015, 09:12 AM

Patrick Howley reports at Breitbart.com:

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's operatives are digging up dirt about her potential primary challenger, Joe Biden, and leaking it to the press.

David Brock, founder of the pro-Clinton super PAC Correct the Record, is overseeing a massive anti-Biden opposition research effort, New York Magazine reports.

"A source confirmed that Correct the Record is behind recent press attacks on Biden's character and record," Breitbart reports.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Dick Morris: Jeb Bush Can't Win

By Rick Pearcey • October 6, 2015, 07:18 AM

Dick Morris writes:

Say what you will about Trump, Carson, Carly, Rubio, Cruz, Huckabee, Kasich, Christie or even Rand, they are stand-out personalities with compelling positions and features. 
By comparison, Jeb just blends into the background, looking like a less-interesting hybrid of his father and brother.

"Jeb deserves his current 4 percent vote share in the latest Pew Research poll," Morris concludes. "He is not a winner."

Read the entire column here.

Monday, October 5, 2015

NYC Police Ignore Muslim Brotherhood Assault on Streets of New York -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • October 5, 2015, 09:37 AM

Joe Herring and Dr. Mark Christian write at American Thinker:

New York City residents were treated to a glimpse of their (and our!) future recently when Egyptian journalists in town to cover the visit of Egyptian president Al-Sisi to the U.N. were assaulted by Muslim Brotherhood agents -- in full view of New York City police.

The journalists were assaulted verbally and physically while New York’s finest looked on, deigning to intervene in much the same way a schoolteacher does with a recalcitrant student -- tut-tutting and tsk-tsking -- rather than apprehending and jailing the violent assaulters as one would expect on the streets of an American city.

"In the end, after clearly committing crimes of personal violence, the attackers were sent on their way," Herring and Christian writes. "Not arrested.  Not detained.  Simply allowed to wander off, their intimidation attack successful and unchallenged."

Here is video of the altercation.

Read the entire article at American Thinker. 

Friday, October 2, 2015

Houston Moms Taking Up Firearms Training to Protect Their Families

By Rick Pearcey • October 2, 2015, 12:24 PM

Matt Vespa writes at Townhall:

Mothers in the Houston area are concerned by the 50 break-ins that have occurred in their community. So, they’re doing what many moms would do to protect their families; they’re undergoing firearms training.

Here's a video report at KPRC-TV news.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

FBI: Gun Murders Continue to Fall

By Rick Pearcey • October 1, 2015, 09:36 AM

Stephen Gutowski reports at FreeBeacon.com:

A report published by the FBI on Monday shows that gun murders and other violent crimes continued to fall in 2014.

The FBI Crime in the United States report found 8,124 murders committed with firearms in 2014, down from 8,454 in 2013. That represents a 3.9 percent drop year over year and the lowest rate of any year included in the report.

"The gun prohibition lobby and Michael Bloomberg and friends must be choking on this huge drop in homicides,” the Free Beacon quotes Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation as saying. 

"They have been claiming that we have a 'gun violence' epidemic. What we have are a record number of new gun sales and owners over the past few years which has translated into more guns less violent crime," Gottlieb said, according to the Free Beacon.

"It is time for people like Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton to admit that guns save lives," Gottlieb said, the Free Beacon reports.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood Caught in a Lie to Congress

By Rick Pearcey • September 30, 2015, 11:18 AM

Yesterday, Planned Parenthood boss Cecile Richards told Rep. Mia Love of Utah, "We do not have mamogram machines at our health centers, and we've never stated that we did" (Youtube).

In contrast, Richards said the following on CNN in 2011: "If this bill [cutting off federal funding of Planned Parenthood] ever becomes law, millions of women are going to lose their healthcare access, not to abortion services, to basic family planning, you know, mamograms."

In this Youtube video, Planned Parenthood clinic staff from around the country say their clinics do not provide mamograms: 

* Planned Parenthood of Georgetown: "We do not provide mamograms . . . . We don't deal with the health side of it so much."

* Mid-Town Facility, Indianapolis, Planned Parenthood: "We don't here."

* Washington, D.C., Planned Parenthood: "We do not offer, like, um, the mamogram."

* Atlanta, Ga., Planned Parenthood: "We do not."

* St. Louis, Planned Parenthood: "We don't."

* Perth, N.J., Planned Parenthood: "We don't do mamograms here."

* New York, N.Y., Planned Parenthood: "We don't offer mamograms."

* Burlington, Iowa, Planned Parenthood: "No."

* Lincoln, Nebraska, Planned Parenthood: "No, I'm sorry, we don't."

* Memphis, Tenn., Planned Parenthood: "No ma'am, we sure don't."

* Arizona Planned Parenthood: "We don't provide those services whatsoever."

Clearly, if Planned Parenhood does not provide mamograms or "those services whatsover," it follows that defunding Planned Parenthood will not put obtaining "those services" in jeopardy.

And yet, as noted earlier, Planned Parenthood's CEO Cecile Richards: "If this bill [cutting off federal funding of Planned Parenthood] ever becomes law, millions of women are going to lose their healthcare access, not to abortion services, to basic family planning, you know, mamograms" (see her declaration at the 2:16 mark of this video).

This is, again, the same Cecile Richards who yesterday told Congress, "We do not have mamogram machines at our health centers, and we've never stated that we did."

For more, see "Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood Caught in a Lie to Congress," by Thomas Lifson at American Thinker.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Gallup: 52% of Americans Say Most Members of Congress Are Corrupt

By Rick Pearcey • September 29, 2015, 09:36 AM

CNSNews.com reports:

Fifty-two percent of Americans believe that most members of the U.S. Congress are corrupt and 32 percent believe the member who represents them is corrupt, according to a Gallup survey released [yesterday].

"In a similar Gallup survey released nine days ago, 75 percent of Americans said they believe corruption is widespread throughout government in the United States," CNSNews reports.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Why Are We Still Listening to Karl Rove?

By Rick Pearcey • September 28, 2015, 06:40 AM

After all, writes Jeffrey Lord, what Karl Rove advises -- "the fraternal order timidity of the ever-cautious GOP Establishment -- never ends well for GOP presidents, be they Ford, Bush, or Bush."

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Nancy Pearcey on Breitbart News Saturday Radio

By Rick Pearcey • September 26, 2015, 12:56 PM

The Pearcey Report editor at large Nancy Pearcey will appear on Breitbart News Saturday radio today at approximately 2 p.m. EST on Sirius XM radio the Patriot Channel 125.
Nancy will be interviewed by Breitbart CEO Stephen Bannon. The topic is this weekend's Values Voter Summit being held in Washington, D.C., and her new book Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes.

Friday, September 25, 2015

John Boehner to Resign

By Rick Pearcey • September 25, 2015, 11:20 AM

"House Speaker John Boehner reportedly told Republican House members this morning that he intends to resign as speaker and vacate his seat in the House next month," CNSNews.com reports.

Law & Terror: Broward Sheriff Hires CAIR Leader Nezar Hamze as Deputy Sheriff

By Rick Pearcey • September 25, 2015, 07:18 AM

Joe Kaufman writes at Frontpagemag.com:

When Sheriff Scott Israel made the decision to hire Florida CAIR leader Nezar Hamze as a Deputy Sheriff at the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO), he did so knowing that Hamze was involved with a Muslim group with, at the very least, a questionable background. And he did so against the advice of three ranking officials from the Sheriff’s office, who refused to recommend Hamze a little over one year prior to Hamze’s hiring."

"Surely" Sheriff Israel "would know that CAIR was founded by individuals associated with Hamas," Kaurman observes. "Indeed, CAIR was established as part of a terrorist umbrella organization led by the then-global head of Hamas, Mousa Abu Marzook, who was based in the United States at the time."

The upshot is that Sheriff Israel "has compromised the BSO and exposed local and national security to a threat from within," Kaufman argues.

"Scott Israel has ignored the directives of his distinguished BSO colleagues and has done what, for many, is the unthinkable," Kaufman continues. "He has brought together the worlds of law enforcement and terrorism."

By the way, those directives, those "non-recommendations," "may have had a little to do with the fact that Hamze was found to be lying on his polygraph test," Kaufman suggests.

"According to BSO Polygraphist Melissa Broadhurst, 'It is the opinion of this examiner that the applicant had chart reactions to the following polygraph test questions: lying about use of marijuana, lying about use of illegal drugs, lying about buying illegal drugs'," Kaufman writes.

What should happen now? "Sheriff Israel’s resignation should be swift," Kaufman concludes, "so that the BSO and the community can move on to leadership who will serve to protect and not place the community in danger."

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Dick Morris: Trump Is Right, "Fox News Is in the Tank for Bush"

By Rick Pearcey • September 24, 2015, 08:46 AM

Newsmax quotes Dick Morris as saying the following on The Steve Malzberg Show

Roger Ailes, the head of Fox News, was [President George H.W.] Bush's main guy and main strategist. I first met Roger in 1988 when he and I worked together on Bush 41's campaign and worked on the negative ads that sank [Michael] Dukakis.

The Bush family has always been intimate with Fox News, and they are protecting Jeb Bush.

"Fox's allegiance to Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, is why [Megyn] Kelly purposely went after Trump in the first debate, Morris believes," Newsmax reports.

"She never would've done that if she hadn't gotten encouraged from upstairs," Morris said, according to Newsmax. "That's why Trump is correct for not going on there. They are set up for Bush."

As Morris sees it, "As soon as conservatives around the country realize that, which they will as they listen to the biased coverage, the better."

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Christian Jailed for Praying Dies After Officials Deny Diabetes Medication

By Rick Pearcey • September 23, 2015, 01:03 PM

The U.K. Express reports:

Tiang Kwentianthong passed away after his release from prison where authorities reportedly watched him deteriorate without helping.

According to human rights groups, Mr. Kwentianthong, from Huey, Laos, was arrested after he was caught praying for a sick woman.

Human Rights Watcher for Lao Religious Freedom said the 61-year-old "continued to suffer severe diabetes" throughout his imprisonment.

The human rights group issued a statement saying, "During his imprisonment," Mr. Kwentianthong "requested permission to be treated for his worsening diabetic condition, but the prison officials denied his request."

"The father-of-six was arrested nine months ago when he and four other Christian men visited a recent Christian convert who had asked for prayers for healing," the Express reports.

"All Christian activities, such as prayer, require government approval in Laos -- which is a predominantly Buddhist nation," the Express states.

"A court found Mr. Kwentianthong and the four others guilty of 'performance of the medical profession without a license' because of their prayers for healing, sentencing them to nine months in prison," according to the Express.

"Despite being released in March, his condition worsened and he died last week," the Express reports.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Carson: Under Islamic Law, Homosexuals, People of Other Faiths Must Be Killed

By Rick Pearcey • September 22, 2015, 01:19 PM

Melanie Hunter reports at CNSNews.com:

In a post on his Facebook page Monday, GOP presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson explained further why he would not advocate electing a Muslim to the White House who did not renounce Sharia law, saying that the Islamic law calls for homosexual men and women to be put to death as well as people from other religions.

"The first issue I want to deal with tonight is the stories today about my comments yesterday when I was asked if I would support a hypothetical Muslim candidate for President. I responded 'I would not advocate for that,' and I went on to say that many parts of Sharia Law are not compatible with the Constitution. I was immediately attacked by some of my Republican peers and nearly every Democrat alive," Carson said.

"Carson told NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, 'I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that'," CNSNews.com reports.

"The president should be 'sworn in on a stack of Bibles, not a Koran,' Carson told The Hill, according to CNSNews. "I do not believe Sharia is consistent with the Constitution of this country."

On his FB page, Carson states, "Know this, I meant exactly what I said. I could never support a candidate for President of the United States that was Muslim and had not renounced the central tenant of Islam: Sharia Law," CNSNews reports.

"Those Republicans that take issue with my position are amazing. Under Islamic Law, homosexuals -- men and women alike -- must be killed. Women must be subservient. And people following other religions must be killed," CNSNews quotes Carson as saying.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

TN Bill Would Supercede Supreme Court's Homosex "Marriage" Decision

By Rick Pearcey • September 21, 2015, 12:52 PM

Mark Hodges reports at LifeSiteNews.com:

The Supreme Court has no power to impose gay “marriage” on the states, according to a new measure introduced by Tennessee legislators that would ignore the court's decision.

The Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act states that in the state [of] Tennessee, marriage is between one man and one woman, "regardless of any court decision to the contrary."

The bill would make a law that "any court decision purporting to strike down natural marriage, including Obergefell v. Hodges, is unauthoritative, void, and of no effect."

Two Wilson County lawmakers -- State Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet and Rep. Mark Pody of Lebanon, both Republicans -- unveiled the bill at a rally at the state Capitol before hundreds of cheering voters.

"The Obergefell case is clearly and blatantly an overstep of the Supreme Court's authority," LifeSiteNews quotes Sen. Beavers as saying.

"The legislators also quoted Thomas Jefferson, who said, '[Whensoever] the general government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force'," LifeSiteNews reports.

This general principle from Jefferson appears in the first paragraph of the "Resolutions Adopted by Kentucky General Assembly," Nov. 10, 1798.

The U.S. Constitution, which defines the sphere of Supreme Court authority, clearly states that Congress -- not the Supreme Court -- is the legislative branch of the federal government.

"All legislative powers granted herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives," states the U.S. Constitution in Section 1 of Article 1.

Therefore, the Supreme Court has no authority to make law. Period.

In addition, any attempt to transmogrify a High Court "ruling" or "decision" in "the law of the land" not only violates the U.S. Constitution but also violates the Supreme Court "Oath of Office," in which every justice of the court swears to "support and defend" the Constitution before entering into that office.

Here is the Supreme Court Oath of Office:  

I, _________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

"It is time that states like Tennessee stand up against the judicial tyranny of which Thomas Jefferson so eloquently warned," Rep. Pody said, accordng to LifeSiteNews. "This decision defies constitutional authority, and is one of the most glaring examples of judicial activism in U.S. Supreme Court history."

Because in Obergefell the High Court defied constitutional authority and broke the oath sworn to by the High Court justices themselves, its attempt to redefine marriage is "unauthoritative, void, and of no force."

Against this judicial tyranny, this High Court anarchy and violation of the rule of law, Tennessee legislators have stood up.

Bravo, Tennessee legislators. Let freedom ring.

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Friday, September 18, 2015

U.S. House Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood in Wake of Baby Parts Scandal

By Rick Pearcey • September 18, 2015, 02:27 PM

Dustin Siggins reports at LifeSiteNews.com:

The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to defund Planned Parenthood while legislators continue their investigation of allegations that the abortion giant is profiting from the sale of fetal body parts.

The bill would take the $235 million of savings and invest it into Federally Qualified Health Centers.

With three Republicans and two Democrats crossing the aisle, the final vote for H.R. 3134, the "Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015," was 241-187.

The bill would defund Planned Parenthood while Congress investigates whether it has violated federal fetal harvesting laws, as well as partial-birth abortion and abortion modification laws.

"Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-TN, said in a statement that the vote was 'about continuing the process to protect our most vulnerable'," according to LifeSiteNews.

"The bill was one of two pro-life bills passed by the House today. The other was H.R. 3504, the 'Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,' which makes killing a baby born due to a botched abortion first-degree murder," LifeSiteNews reports.

"Neither bill is expected to pass the Senate, which has garnered frustration among many pro-life leaders," LifeSiteNew states.

Read more here.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Drudge Poll on GOP Debate: Trump Dominates, Fiorina Jumps, and Cruz, Rubio Have Pulse

By Rick Pearcey • September 17, 2015, 10:34 AM

Matt Drudge ran on his website a readers poll of last night's GOP presidential debate. As of 10:34 EST, here are the results, based on 571,978 votes:

* Trump: 54%

* Fiorina: 20%

* Cruz, Rubio: 6%

* Carson, Paul: 4%

* Bush, Christie, Huckabee, Kasich, Walker: 1%

GOP Debate: Trump Is the Target

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

GOP Debate: Trump Is the Target

By Rick Pearcey • September 16, 2015, 12:08 PM

Regarding tonight's Republican debate, this from CBSNews.com:

Eleven candidates will appear in primetime at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.

The last time Republicans met for a debate, Trump was the novelty front-runner. The novelty has now worn off, and Trump, still the leader of the pack, is now a target -- of Republicans, Democrats, and immigration protesters.

The Huffington Post strikes the same theme, jumping in with the headline "It's Finally Time to Whack the Trump Piñata."

But is Jeb Bush up to the task? Maybe not, as "Bush Allies Worry: Is Jeb Tough Enough?", asks a Politico headline -- with the kicker: If Bush "doesn't land punches against Donald Trump, some warn, 'it might be over'."

A New Yorker writer raises the question "Could the GOP united behind Ben Carson to Defeat Donald Trump?" and notes that, "in stark contrast to Trump, Carson is unfailingly courteous, and he is very popular among Christian evangelicals."

"The rise of Trump and Carson has meant major pain for the former frontrunners in the race, who need to make a splash tonight," Grayson Kamm writes at WTSP.

"Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, is down to 2 percent in the most recent New York Times/CBS News poll. Back in the spring, Walker was leading the race. And Florida's Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are both sitting in the shadows at just 6 percent," Kamm writes.

As is the case with Trump and Carson, Carly Fiorina is a "political outsider, having spent most of her career in business," the AP states. "She's also showed no fear in taking on Trump, including after he was recently quoted insulting her appearance."

And Ted Cruz? The Texas senator is "polling comfortably in the middle of the pack. He's neither desperate for attention nor has he gotten caught up in Trump's wrath," Abby Livingston writes at the Texas Tribune.

For more coverage of tonight's debate, go here.

Watch the CNN GOP presidential debate here.