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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

James O'Keefe: "Corrupt Scum" Mainstream Media Is Dead. We Won -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • December 6, 2016, 10:07 AM

James O'Keefe of Project Veritas, speaking at the David Horowitz Freedom Center's 2016 Restoration Weekend held November 10-13 at the Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Florida:

Thank you very much. I only have about 10 to 15 minutes before I go to lunch, but I wanted to say a few words. I was invited here at the last minute. My friend, Jim Young here, invited me, and thanks for having me. I want to say a few words and show just a very few clips from Project Veritas. I wanted to say that we did it, and the media in this country, as Bill Little said last night, is now discredited. It's dead and we have killed it and it's been a long time coming because they put us through so much over the last 10 years: Planned Parenthood, civil lawsuits, jail, defamation, lies, slander and now we've won. 

I'm going to walk you through very quickly just some of what I think are the poignant historical moments. It all started 4 weeks ago when Twitter kicked me off. I was kicked off Twitter for releasing the videos, and out of nowhere thousands of people sent messages to the CEO of Twitter. Thousands of people sent messages to Jack Dorsey and they reinstated my account 36 hours later, and when they did we had 40,000 new followers.

Go here for the must-see video of O'Keefe's presentation and a transcript of his remarks.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Why We Shouldn't Ban "Offensive" Books

By Rick Pearcey • December 5, 2016, 11:15 AM

As Logan Albright argues at CR, "Simply because something is difficult or upsetting does not mean it shouldn't be examined. In a way, that's what education is all about."



Friday, December 2, 2016

Rigged Media's Anti-Christian Witch Hunt of HGTV's Chip and Joanna Gaines

By Rick Pearcey • December 2, 2016, 01:04 PM

From Tony Perkins at the Daily Signal:

Bullying Christians may be a favorite strategy of the left -- but it's not necessarily an effective one. Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV's popular show Fixer Upper may be sending that message without ever opening their mouths.

In what can only be described as a politically motivated witch hunt, BuzzFeed posted a non-story about how the fan-favorites attend a church where it's apparently news that the pastor preaches straight out of the Bible.

In her hit piece (disguised as journalism), author Kate Aurthur implies that Chip and Joanna may be hateful people for attending a church that has the nerve to believe what Scripture says. "So are the Gaineses against same-sex marriage? And would they ever feature a same-sex couple on the show, as have HGTV's House Hunters and Property Brothers? Emails to Brock Murphy, the public relations director at their company, Magnolia, were not returned."

"Not surprisingly, Aurthur's piece got instant attention -- not much of it good," the column states. "BuzzFeed readers are angry that the site is trying to destroy a couple that many consider the best duo on HGTV."

"This is the dumbest story I have ever heard," a reader noted. "It's like a witch hunt for their beliefs, to try and stir the oil from a pot into the flames of the stove. This kind of article is exactly what is wrong with the media."

Read the rest of the column here.



Thursday, December 1, 2016

Larry Kudlow: "Everyone's a Winner With Trump's Across-the-Board Tax Cuts"

By Rick Pearcey • December 1, 2016, 11:44 AM

Newsmax reports:

Veteran financial guru Larry Kudlow, who served as the Donald Trump campaign's senior economic adviser, tells Newsmax TV that the president-elect's tax-overhaul blueprint will benefit every economic class in America.

"When you have across-the-board tax cuts, across-the-board reductions in marginal tax rate, everyone's a winner," Kudlow told Steve Malzberg on "America Talks Live."

"There are no losers in this. None. Zero,” Kudlow said, according to Newsmax.

Read the rest of the news report here.



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Michelle Malkin: Cruel Castro's Death Exposes Canada's Trudeau as "Baby-Faced Commie Apologist"

By Rick Pearcey • November 30, 2016, 11:00 AM

Mild-mannered Michelle Malkin writes:

For more than a year, the liberal Canadian prime minister enjoyed drool-stained global press coverage as the "hot hipster" and "dreamy sex symbol" with great hair and a tribal Haida tattoo. He basked in Ryan Gosling-esque memes about his commitment to feminism and touched off "Trudeau-mania" with a series of shirtless selfies and photobombs.

But this weekend, the sane world saw the baby-faced Commie apologist for the naked twit he truly is.

 What happened? This, says Malkin:

Mourning the death of repressive dictator Fidel Castro, Trudeau hailed his longtime family friend as a "larger than life leader" who "served his people for almost half a century."

Actually, El Comandante ruled with an iron fist and firing squads -- serving himself to all of the island's land, private businesses and media, along with his own private yacht, private island, 20 homes, fleet of Mercedes limos and bevy of mistresses.

"Trudeau's ridiculous mash note to the 'legendary revolutionary and orator' caused the social media backlash of the year," Malkin continues. "The hashtag #TrudeauEulogies erupted to mock Trudeau's soft-soaping of tyranny."

 Twitterlutionary blowblack included tweets like these, as Malkin writes:

"As we mourn Emperor Caligula, let us always remember his steadfast devotion to Senate reform" one Twitter user jibed in Trudeau-speak.

"Although flawed Hitler was a vegetarian who loved animals, was a contributor to the arts & proud advocate for Germany," another joked.

"Kim Jong Il will always be remembered fondly for his leadership and contributions on climate change," another chimed in.

"Stung, the Canadian tundra hunk's office announced Monday that he will not attend services for his beloved Uncle Fidel, who had served as a pallbearer at his former Canadian PM father's funeral," Malkin notes. "But if Trudeau thinks the damage to his celebrity brand is temporary, he has another thing coming."

Read the Malkin column here.

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Trudeau's ridiculous mash note to the "legendary revolutionary and orator" caused the social media backlash of the year. The hashtag #TrudeauEulogies erupted to mock Trudeau's soft-soaping of tyranny.

"As we mourn Emperor Caligula, let us always remember his steadfast devotion to Senate reform," one Twitter user jibed in Trudeau-speak. "Although flawed Hitler was a vegetarian who loved animals, was a contributor to the arts & proud advocate for Germany," another joked. "Kim Jong Il will always be remembered fondly for his leadership and contributions on climate change," another chimed in.

Stung, the Canadian tundra hunk's office announced Monday that he will not attend services for his beloved Uncle Fidel, who had served as a pallbearer at his former Canadian PM father's funeral. But if Trudeau thinks the damage to his celebrity brand is temporary, he has another think coming.

- See more at: https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/11/justin-trudeau-baby-faced-commie-apologist-unmasked#sthash.kgOruX0L.dpuf


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

CDC Study Says Teen Virgins Are Healthier

By Rick Pearcey • November 29, 2016, 01:50 PM

Glenn Stanton writes today at the Federalist:

A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the first ever of its kind, examines a large and diverse array of high school students' health behaviors according to their self-reported sexual activity.

What makes this report particularly interesting, beyond its categorization by sexual activity, is it examines widely varied safety and health behaviors from bike helmet and seat belt use to substance abuse, diet, doctor's visits, exercise, and even tanning bed use. The report's two major conclusions are quite stark:

  • The virginal students rate significantly and consistently better in nearly all health-related behaviors and measures than their sexually active peers.
  • Teens who have sexual contact with the same or both sexes have remarkably lower percentages of healthy behaviors overall than their heterosexually active peers.

Consider, for example, the significant contrast regarding experiences of "Dating Violence." Opposite-Sex Active (OSA) "teens are 260 percent more likely to experience some form of physical violence in dating relationships than virginal peers," Stanton writes. By contrast, same-sex/bisexual active (SS/BA) "teens are 683 percent more likely than virginal peers" to experience this negative outcome.

In the category of "Felt Sad or Helpless," "OSA teens are 48 percent more likely to report feeling so sad or helpless almost every day for two or more weeks in a row that they stopped doing some of their usual activities, compared to virginal peers," Stanton states. "SS/BA teens are 181 percent more likely than virginal peers."

Here's how Stanton concludes: "Our children should know there's very compelling scientific evidence on so many levels showing how saving the precious gift of their sexuality for the safe harbor of marriage is nothing about old-time moralism or unhealthy sexual repression.

"Just the opposite is true. Chastity is related to so many substantial measures of human health and well-being that it should be strongly appreciated by parents and health and education professionals as one of the most important health-boosting factors for our nation's young adults."

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Gloria Estefan on Castro: "Indiscriminate Jailing of Innocents . . . State Sanctioned Terrorism"

By Rick Pearcey • November 28, 2016, 10:11 AM

Mark Judge reports at CNSNews.com:

Shortly after the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro on November 25, singer Gloria Estefan took to Instagram express her thoughts.

Estefan, whose mother and father fled Cuba for the United States in 1960, criticized Castro's "destructive ideologies" which she writes led to "the annihilation of those with an opposing view, the indiscriminate jailing of innocents, the separation of families, the censure of people's freedom to speak, state sanctioned terrorism and the destruction of a once thriving & successful country."

In English and then Spanish, here is the complete Estefan post at Instagram:

Although the death of a human being is rarely cause for celebration, it is the symbolic death of the destructive ideologies that he espoused that, I believe, is filling the Cuban exile community with renewed hope and a relief that has been long in coming.

And although the grip of Castro's regime will not loosen overnight, the demise of a leader that oversaw the annihilation of those with an opposing view, the indiscriminate jailing of innocents, the separation of families, the censure of his people's freedom to speak, state sanctioned terrorism and the economic destruction of a once thriving & successful country, can only lead to positive change for the Cuban people and our world.

May freedom continue to ring in the United States, my beautiful adopted country, and may the hope for freedom be inspired and renewed in the heart of every Cuban in my homeland and throughout the world.

And in Spanish:

Aunque la muerte de un ser humano es raramente causa para celebrar, es la muerte simbólica de las ideologías destructivas que el patrocinó que, en mi opinión, están llenando al exilio Cubano de esperanza renovada y un alivio que ha tardado mucho en llegar.

Y aunque el agarre del régimen Castrista no se aflojara de un día para otro, el deceso de un líder que supervisó el aniquilamiento de aquellos con puntos de vistas opuestos al suyo, el encarcelamiento de inocentes, la separación de familias, la censura de la libertad de expresión, el esparcimiento de terrorismo sancionado por su gobierno y la destrucción económica de un país exitoso que prosperaba, solo puede llevar a cambios positivos para el pueblo Cubano y el mundo.

Que la libertad siga viva en los Estados Unidos, mi bello país adoptivo, y que la esperanza para la libertad crezca y se renueve en los corazones de cada Cubano en mi tierra natal y a través del mundo.

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Limbaugh: "True Story of Thanksgiving" Is a Rejection of Socialism

By Rick Pearcey • November 25, 2016, 12:33 PM

Jeff Poor reports at Breitbart:

Wednesday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh continued his annual tradition of telling the "true story of Thanksgiving" that he had originally detailed in a passage of his 1992 book, “See, I Told You So.

According to Limbaugh, the story had been mischaracterized over the years and the true success story of the Pilgrims stems from their rejection of socialism to ultimately become a thriving settlement.

Go here for the audio and transcript of Limbaugh's annual telling of the "True Story of Thanksgiving."



Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Robber Fails Because Bank Closed -- And the Moral of the Story Is?

By Rick Pearcey • November 23, 2016, 11:07 AM

AP reports:

Austrian police have arrested a man who they say tried to rob a bank in Vienna -- but arrived too early.

Police spokesman Patrick Maierhofer says the 45-year old suspect entered the bank foyer Tuesday armed with a gas pistol and with a hood drawn over his head but 15 minutes before opening time.

Maierhofer reportedly "says that passers-by alerted police after the man hid his weapon under newspapers and paced nervously as he waited for the main doors to open."

AP reports that the "man wasn't identified in line with Austrian privacy laws. Police say his planned getaway vehicle was a stolen scooter."

Moral of story: Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.



Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Obama Admin Fines Police Department for Not Hiring Non-Citizens

By Rick Pearcey • November 22, 2016, 11:20 AM

Blake Neff reports at the Daily Caller:

Denver County's sheriff office has been slapped with a fine by the Department of Justice (DOJ) because it refused to hire non-citizens as deputies.

From the beginning of 2015 through last March, the Denver Sheriff Department went on a major hiring binge, adding more than 200 new deputies. But those jobs ended up only going to citizens, because the department made citizenship a stated requirement on the job application. The department admitted as much in a new settlement with the U.S. government, which requires it to pay a $10,000 fine.

"Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, employers are required to give equal treatment to non-citizens with valid work permits, unless state, local, or federal law explicitly requires certain jobs be open only to citizens," Neff writes. "More than 40 U.S. states currently have laws that in some capacity restrict non-citizens from being police, but Colorado is not one of them. The department says it was simply unaware that limiting employment to citizens was a violation of federal law."

Comment: The post-Constitution, post-Declaration federal government is totally out of control and riding roughshod over "We the American People."

Washington must decrease if Americans are to increase. Drain the swamp. Kick the monsters out. And let freedom ring. Make America free again.



Monday, November 21, 2016

81% Favor "Deporting Illegal Immigrants Convicted of Major Felonies"

By Rick Pearcey • November 21, 2016, 09:14 AM

At Rasmussen Reports:

Voters appear to be strongly on board with two policies president-elect Donald Trump is calling for when he enters the White House: deporting illegal immigrants convicted of major felonies and mandatory prison sentences for those who try to return.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 81% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a plan that calls for mandatory deportation of illegal immigrants who have been convicted of a felony in this country. Just 13% are opposed.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Horowitz: Steve Bannon -- Civil Rights Hero

By Rick Pearcey • November 18, 2016, 08:26 AM

David Horowitz writes at Frontpagemag:

Many have called school choice -- the movement to liberate African American youngsters from the failed schools that don't teach them -- the "civil rights movement of the 21st Century."

Donald Trump is one of those who do, but it was Steve Bannon, the CEO of Trump's presidential campaign, who put it on Trump's radar and made it a centerpiece of Trump's "New Deal for Black America."

I happen to know this because I was responsible for drawing Bannon's attention to it in the first place. I bring this up now, not to draw attention to anything I have done, but to defend a man who has been viciously and baselessly portrayed as a "white nationalist" and "racist," who has put himself on the line for black America in a way that few others have.

"The attempt by desperate, hysterical and malicious voices on the left to isolate, stigmatize and silence Steve Bannon as a 'white nationalist,' is despicable, not least because that is the very last thing he is," Horowitz writes.

In fact, Horowitz concludes, "school choice is now a presidential priority. It could never have happened without Steve Bannon. It could never have happened without someone in a position like Steve's who cared about what happened to inner city children and who was willing to put his weight behind a program this ambitious, which no other Republican would touch."

Horowitz predicts: "When the history of the 21st Century civil rights movement is written Steve Bannon's name will have a special place in its pantheon of heroes."

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

David Horowitz Defends Steve Bannon Against Anti-Semitism "Witch Hunt"

By Rick Pearcey • November 17, 2016, 11:29 AM

Jason Devaney reports at Newsmax:

The controversy surrounding President-elect Donald Trump's top advisor Steve Bannon is merely a "witch hunt," conservative writer David Horowitz told Newsmax Tv.

The claims Bannon is an anti-Semite are rubbish, Horowitz told the "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Wednesday.

"I tell you, what we are witnessing here is the biggest witch hunt in American history -- this witch hunt of Steve Bannon and anybody really who supports Trump," Horowitz told Malzberg.

"The New York Times uses my quote, my headline against Bannon. They couldn't find a single thing he said that was anti-Semitic," Horowitz said, according to Newsmax.

"This Bannon thing is completely invented, totally out of whole cloth," Horowitz continued. "It's just a bunch of sore losers who want to tar and feather, stigmatize the Trump administration and will fight it every step of the way -- never look at its actual programs or what it's actually doing as in this case, supporting Israel and the Jews."



Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Trump's Steve Bannon and Israel's Netanyahu

By Rick Pearcey • November 16, 2016, 02:53 PM

As media land finds itself in the midst of a meltdown over the naming of Steve Bannon as chief strategist and senior counselor to Donald Trump, perhaps we would do well to consider video remarks from Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Trump on the occasion of the president-elect's stunning November 8 election victory.

As this video documents, Netanyahu warmly congratulated Trump on being elected to the highest office in the land. Netanyahu said:

President-Elect Trump, my friend, congratulations on being elected president of the United States of America.

You are a great friend of Israel. Over the years you have expressed your support consistently, and I deeply appreciate it. I look forward to working with you to advance security, prosperity, and peace.

Israel is greatful for the broad support it enjoys among the American people. And I am confident that the two of us, working closely together, will bring the great alliance between our two countries to even greater heights.

May God bless America, may God bless Israel, may God bless our enduring alliance.

This statement comes to us in the midst of accusations -- echoed near and far -- that Steven Bannon is a "white nationalist" and anti-Semite -- accusations that have been countered here, here, here, and no doubt elsewhere.

The point here is to note that the Prime Minister of Israel likely has the best interests of his country at heart, no doubt has been aware of Bannon's strategic role in the Trump victory, and yet in Netanyahu's statement of congratulations to Donald Trump, the prime minister is clearly thrilled at the prospect of Trump as president.

In both tone and content, there is nothing in Netanyahu's statement that suggests any concern whatsoever about about Steve Bannon or white nationalism or anti-Semitism. Netanyahu seems thrilled -- dare say, existentially relieved -- he'll be dealing with Trump (and not with Hillary Clinton).

I expect many more meltdowns. The dysfunctional, post-Constitutional establishment (both Democrat and Republican) does not and will not like having its power over people, and its comforting delusions for themselves, stripped away by everyday Americans.

In present and future circumstances, I recommend we make sure to listen with a grain of salt when the Reactionary National Media try throwing "information" our way. They chose sides, and they lost. And now it seems they're doing everything they can to win it back.

They and their mental slaves may never realize what hit them. That is very unfortunate.



Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Intelligence Revolts Against the Less-Than-Zero-Credibility National Media

By Rick Pearcey • November 15, 2016, 09:15 AM

Cameron Cawthorne writes at Freebeacon.com:

CNN anchor Brianna Keilar claimed on Monday that she witnessed Tea Party protesters spitting on African-American members of Congress and calling them racial slurs when she previously covered the Tea Party as a reporter in 2010.

The incident that Keilar alluded to allegedly occurred on March 20, 2010, when thousands of Americans arrived in Washington, D.C. to protest House Democrats preparing to vote for Obamacare.

"While many reporters said they witnessed the incident, Breitbart News debunked it and found there was no video evidence that it ever happened," Cawthorne reports.

"In April 2010," Cawthorne continues, "Breitbart offered a reward of $100,000 to the United Negro Fund for audio or video evidence to prove that that Reps. André Carson (D., Ind.) and John Lewis (D., Ga.) were called the 'N-word' as they were entering the Cannon House building on Capitol Hill. However, nobody claimed the reward, Breitbart reported." Read more here.

Update -- Additional Comment From FB: The liberal media today has zero credibility. Less than zero. It's in negative territory like a sinkhole devouring trustworthiness.

I, for one, am not interested in a member of this power establishment expecting me to take at face value anything he or she or it might claim to "report."

Why? Because these folks and this machine have taken sides. Instead of offering evidence to support their reporting, they provide a massaged "news" that is virtually immediately accompanied by a host of opinion people telling everyone what it all means.

You. Shall. Think. This. Way.

And, of course, you are a racist if you happen to think for yourself and therefore do not immediately fall down and worship their unbelievable excellence. "Please, please run my life and do my thinking and choosing for me."

A critical thinker, therefore -- a self-respecting human being, therefore -- no longer respects today's "news" as a source of reporting on real-world events. That well -- that source -- has been poisoned.

And if the anchors and achorettes want to do a news story on who did the poisoning, they might begin by looking in the mirror.

Healthy human beings do not allow dysfunctional systems to abuse them world without end.

Rather, engaging this, ahem, "news coverage" is really much more accurately described as performing opposition research on those who seek to do you in.

Media-viewing is therefore research into seeing what lines of attack and what lines of story-telling elitist, ruling-class interests (Democrat and GOP) and globalist interests and I-want-to-control-you interests are currently swinging at you to advance their agenda and to defeat their opposition's agenda.

In other words, folks: It's not news. It is not news.

It's sales and marketing, it's propaganda and war.

And it's a battle the human being as human being -- unalienable rights and all -- endowed by our Creator with tremendous worth and dignity -- yes, it's a battle the human being as human being must fight and win.

Intelligence revolts.

For more on a "Test Everything" critical thinking, please go here to see my Foreword to Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes, by Nancy Pearcey.

Note: This column was originally titled "Democrat National Media: CNN Achorette Claims She Saw Tea Party Spit on Members of Congress."

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Monday, November 14, 2016

For the Record: When Enlightened People Laughed at the Idea of Trump Actually Winning the Election -- Videos

By Rick Pearcey • November 14, 2016, 02:01 PM

"Enlightened" and settled opinion regarding the then-yet-future-but-no-doubt-certain fact that Donald Trump could never ever in a million years win election to the U.S. presidency is on view in the video "When People Laughed at the Idea of Trump Actually Being Elected President."

Said enlightenment is brought to you by the likes of Seth Myers of SNL, CNN's "Reliable Sources," "Ron" Reagan, Jr., Fox News, "Real Time With Bill Maher," Obama, MSNBC, Jeb Bush, George W. Bush, Nate Silver, NBC's "Meet the Press," and more.

As this footage documents, settled consensus would meet objective fact as the American people mobilized "to set things aright" on E-Day, Nov. 8, 2016. (Hat tip: The Outlaw Josey Wales)

Thus CNN's Wolf Blitzer announced skirmish after skirmish, battle after battle, as citizen warriors for freedom fanned out across this land. Allied forces had indeed landed on the beaches of everyday America and were making remarkably rapid progress inland toward liberating a people groaning under foreign occupation.

For additional historic footage of E-Day, Nov. 8, 2016, see this "Trump Won't Win" video provided by the American resistance.

Once again, absolutely rock-hard elite opinion was felled by the stubborn facticity of a people in revolt against their oppressors. 

This second video features figures such as Obama, Charles Krauthammer, CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Karl Rove, Jeb Bush, CBS's Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation," John Kasich, Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio, The goils of "The View," Jorge Ramos of Univision, and more.

And once again, by the video's conclusion, there goes Trump winning the dang election.

When it comes to settled "truth" these days, much that elite society claims to know just "isn't so" (Hat tip: Ronald Reagan).

Perhaps politically correct society could use a heavy dose of critical thinking. Not the pretend kind that's in vogue in Washington-controlled government schools. But the real thing.

For a bunch so addicted to "orientations," ruling class elites have somehow missed one of the most important orientations of all: reality orientation.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Hillary Snubbed as Trump Names Priebus Chief of Staff, Bannon Chief Strategist

By Rick Pearcey • November 13, 2016, 06:50 PM

Fox News reports:

President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday appointed Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as his White House chief of staff.

Trump also announced that campaign CEO Steve Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News, will be his chief strategist and senior counselor.

All indications are that Hillary Clinton has be shut out of this process, receiving no pay-to-play bribes or other gifts in return for her role in elevating the proflies of Priebus and Bannon.

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Gohmert: Trump's Wall Will "Get Done," and There Are "Billions" Available for It

By Rick Pearcey • November 11, 2016, 04:01 PM

Lauretta Brown reports at CNSNews.com:

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) appeared on "Fox & Friends" on Friday morning to discuss President-elect Donald Trump's campaign promise to "build a wall along the southern border."

Gohmert assured host Steve Doocy that the wall "will get done," arguing that in the past "there's been billions of dollars appropriated for a virtual wall," but "Janet Napolitano head of Homeland Security, she just said, you know what, I don't want to do that, and we let her get away with disobeying the law."

Doocy asked Gohmert if he thought Trump would run into a wall with Congress in delivering on his promise to build a wall.

"He may have trouble with some," Gohmert replied, "but I've been thrilled the way our Republican leadership this week has just gotten all excited about Trump. You know, as my friend Paul Ryan said, gee he was hearing voices none of the rest of us heard. Well actually, Steve, some of us were hearing those voices, and we were telling them, but apparently they weren't listening.

"It will be awesome to have a president and a cabinet that will follow the law," Gohmert said, according to CNSNews.com.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Election 2016: The Dream Called America Dodges a Bullet -- Now What?

By Rick Pearcey • November 9, 2016, 07:23 PM

We dodged a bullet last Tuesday. A bullet directed at the heart of the American dream.

In the timely defeat of Hillary Clinton and in the stunning victory of Donald Trump and Mike Pence, a significant battle has been won. Much, however, remains to be done -- at levels strategic and foundational -- if we are to carry days beyond this day.

As a matter of strategic import, we must restore the real-world governing centrality of the U.S. Constitution, as written and not as killed by secularists and their dead "living" "Constitution" -- which they then mangle to make it say and ratify whatever it is they want to do to have their way with the American body politic.

It is a simple fact: The freedoms so central to a humane life here in the U.S. cannot be sustained, and are not being sustained, by mere lip service to a bunch of words on a piece of paper called the Constitution. This is what the presidential oath of office has been reduced to -- just a perfunctory act on Inauguration Day, the content of which is denied all the other days by that massive non-Constitutional monopoly of establishment power that is the federal government, its eyes and tentacles reaching and probing every aspect of our individual lives.

That is not freedom. That is not human dignity. We are made for better than this.

And so we can be thankful that Hillary Clinton's defeat derails what clearly would have been a successful effort to radicalize the Supreme Court by inserting extremist activists pretending to be justices. Pretenders -- not judges, but partisan operatives. Not justices, but political hacks. Using their position to legalize brutality, empower the executioners, and create "law" out thin air. What an inhumane disaster an anti-Constitutional Clintonized court would have been.

Also as a matter of strategic and foundational import, we must restore the Declaration of Independence -- to which the Constitution is inextricably linked. To which it is wonderfully and ingeniously linked. Such that to delink these two foundational documents is to occasion great harm and sorrow. It is to strike at the heart of that liberating dream and beckoning land which is called America.

In fact, if we allow political elites -- whether Republican or Democrat -- to alienate the Constitution from the principles of human freedom and human dignity set forth in the Declaration rooted with practical realism in an actually existing Creator -- well, let's just say that's how tyrants can use the "form" of the Constitution to deny its liberty and thereby impose an authoritarian, centralized power regime upon "We the People." 

What a gross and outrageous offense to the human being. We bearers of publicly actionable unalienable rights endowed by the Creator are made for better than this.

Thus the disaster of Washington elites so alienated from the American people of today -- in very large measure because these elites are already so alienated from those "magnificent" words of the Declaration and the Constitution, to quote Martin Luther King, Jr. Were it not for those magnificent words, there would have been no Martin Luther King. And never could there have been that shining, bright light of cultural advance displayed in the magnificent words of his epochal speech "I Have a Dream."

And so, because of the electoral outcome last Tuesday, we live to fight another day. We live to face down the spiritual terror aching to be unleashed yet more by extremists against the Constitution and Declaration -- by yet more aggressive figures to arise and attack in the mold of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

These are the soft-spoken suit-and-tie totalitarians. The professionally aggrieved pantsuit propagandists.

They call it "transforming America" -- in reality, it's an attack on America. An attack on the indispensable foundations of human freedom and human dignity. An assault on the heart of the American body politic that is rightfully so challenged, and so uplifted to the challenge, by magnificent Constitutional and Declarational words conveying liberating principles that speak to the very center of every human being.

To add insult to injury, and offense to indignity, this attack is so extremely dishonest.

They call it "liberation." They call it "equality." "Diversity." Words and slogans whose hidden purpose is to dominate and control, to elevate into power an elite "more equal" than "We the People," and to impose a phony diversity the better to divide -- that the controllers might more easily conquer and rule.

What dishonesty, how inhumane, and such disrespect. We the human beings are made for so much more than this.

So, yes: Congratulations, O America. We live to fight another day. America lives to fight another day.

Let us make the most of who are. Let us make the most of what America as America always can strive to be. A walking dream from the mind of the Creator. A land of light, liberty, and humanity.

No perfection, it is true. And yet enough of a marvel to draw the people of the world to the beacon of our borders and the shining of our shores.

Note: This column, republished at 3:51 pm, Nov. 10, 2016, has been updated and edited from an earlier version.

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Trump Wins and the Democrat National Media Loses Its Mind

By Rick Pearcey • November 9, 2016, 11:41 AM

Brittany M. Hughes writes at MRCTV.org:

The front page of the left-leaning Huffington Post didn't shy away from what its publishers thought about Tuesday's election. Stark, bold letters emblazoned on HuffPo's homepage screamed, "Mourning in America: NIGHTMARE: Prez Trump . . . America Elected A Man Who Said 'Grab Them By The Pu**y' Over The First Female President . . . Party Ends In Tears . . ."

Poor HuffPo seemed downright stunned that any voter would choose Trump over Clinton and her "history-making story arc."

"HuffPo was just one of a slew of liberal media outlets losing their minds over Republican presidential nominee -- and now President-elect -- Donald Trump's victory over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night in an upset that shocked many liberal and conservative pundits alike," Hughes writes.

Read more.



Tuesday, November 8, 2016

When "Voting Your Conscience" Is an Ethical and Inhumane Disaster

By Rick Pearcey • November 8, 2016, 02:46 PM

Some people seem to think that "voting my conscience" absolves them of their ethical responsibility regarding the on-the-ground reality their votes help create after this election.

But merely "voting your conscience" is truncated ethical voting -- a form of privatized spirituality more Greek and secular than Judeo-Christian and humane.

In addition, going 3rd party in Election 2016 potentially enables into vast power a Hillary Clinton -- a well-practiced destroyer of foundations. You can see the the problem.

"Voting my conscience" is useless if not outright dangerous if it does not include love of neighbor within its scope of application.

Go ahead. Swing at Trump. Be alerted, however: Your neighbors may well be a bit upset if your swing at Trump ends up hitting their families.

Which is what will happen if "conscience" voters elevate a wrecker like Clinton to the most powerful elected political office in the world.

These remarks, slightly edited here, were first published on FB.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

WikiLeaks Exposes Rigged "Reporting": Of Course CNN & the DNC Were Colluding on Questions for Republicans

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2016, 12:26 PM

Robert Eno writes at CR:

If there is one thing that has been laid completely bare for the world to see, it is the fact that the mainstream media and the Democratic Party are in lock step and collude on coverage.

Any claim to objectivity the media have has gone completely out the window. The latest evidence was released last night by WikiLeaks.

In the second [Democratic National Commiittee] email dump of the campaign, it was shown that CNN was asking the DNC for questions to ask at least two GOP presidential candidates during interviews. (emphasis added)

The DNC of course was all too happy to join in. 

"In an email on April 28, 2016, the DNC research director Lauren Dillon asked her staff to compile questions for CNN to ask Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas," Eno notes.

"In the email, Dillon makes it clear that CNN was asking for help. The email stated, 'CNN is looking for questions'," Eno writes.

Eno goes go on to cite additional examples of collusion -- between the DNC and CNBC, Politico, and the Boston Globe, for example.

"No matter who wins the election tomorrow, it is now clear that the media are a propaganda arm of the Democratic National Committee," Eno concludes.

Hence, let me suggest: The Democrat National Media -- not to be trusted as reliable sources of information, comment, and anlaysis. And that includes their "polling." For the "mainstream" media well has been poisoned by politicized passions.

These "journalists" pose as umpires, but they are really secretly committed to one team defeating the other.

That's rigged, and these purveyors of corruption and rigged "knowledge" should be escorted off the field.

These false umpires aren't just lying about some recreational sports enterprise -- which would be harmfully immoral in and of itself. Their cheating bespeaks war between enemies, not play among friends.

No. Whether we are talking about counterfeit money, sham deals, lying politicians, or pretend journalists, false and misleading information always has the potential to harm and destroy -- not just individuals but also communities.

A just, healthy, and humane society will not put up with this. It is a sickness that must be removed so that the body can be restored to health. Then life once again can be lived and enjoyed to the fullest. Imagine that.



Saturday, November 5, 2016

Election 2016: 3rd Party and Hillary Clinton's "Spiritual Terror"

By Rick Pearcey • November 5, 2016, 09:11 PM

We stand on the eve of one of the most profound moments in our nation's history. I mean this, and I affirm this, with all of my heart, soul, strength, and mind.

That is what Election Day 2016 is. For good or for ill, E-Day Nov. 8, 2016, presents us with a choice that will decisively impact every single one of us on the very deepest of levels of who we are.

The results of this day will affect us immediately in the concrete realities of our daily lives -- reaching even into matters of life and death. Even more, the results of E-Day will immediately and decisively affect the very structure and direction of who we are as a people and as a national community, whether we shall stand for great good and beauty or for great ill and ugliness.  

To help clarify the gravity of this election, consider "The Parable of the Three Firefighters":

As dusk approached, a mother and father were working together in their garden. They heard shouts and saw smoke and firelight coming from a direction that could only mean their home was on fire and their three children at risk.

They dropped their gardening tools and rushed home to hear voices say, "Mom! Dad! Help us!" The father rushed toward the home to save the children, but collapsed before entering, so hot was the blaze. He was pulled to safety.

Two firefighters appeared on scene, one slightly earlier than the other, both ready to work. Because of logistics, only one firefighter with truck and crew could be positioned to quell the flames.

The first firefighter arrived and said truck and crew were ready and that fire hoses could be deployed to put out the fire, save the children, and keep the house from burning down. This firefighter was long-approved by pillars of the community. The only problem was that this firefighter's fire hoses would be filled with gasoline.

The second firefighter was gruff and disliked by some of the neighbors. But his truck and crew were ready and his fire hoses could be deployed immediately to save the children and keep the house from burning down. And there was water in the hoses of his fire truck.

A third firefighter and his fire truck were on the way. Some said he was the best firefighter the community had ever known. "It would be best to wait for him," they said. But he and his crew were many miles away and there was little chance he could arrive in time to put out the fire, save the children, and keep the house from burning down.

The mom and dad almost allowed the first firefighter and crew put out the fire. But the parents smelled the gas in the nick of time and discovered the fire hoses were filled with gasoline, not water. So they said no to the long-approved firefighter because they loved their children and knew the result would be a disaster.

The mom and dad liked the third firefighter and listened when neighbors said, "It would be best to wait for him." But the parents understood that the third firefighter and his crew were many miles away and there was little chance they would arrive in time to put out the fire, save the children, and keep the house from burning down.

So the mom and dad decided in favor of the second firefighter, even though he was gruff and disliked by some of the neighbors. For his truck was ready and his fire hoses could be immediately deployed to save the children and keep the house from burning down. And there was water in the hoses of his fire truck.

And there was singing and great rejoicing as the children were saved and much of the house preserved, to be rebuilt better and stronger than before, because mom and dad acted wisely on the day when fire threatened the future of them all.    

In "The Parable of the Three Firefighters," the first firefighter represents Hillary Clinton. As the initial responder, Mrs. Clinton with her crew is ready to "put out the fire." Unfortunately, her fire hoses are filled with gas -- that is, applying her solutions to America will only make matters worse in our country, in fact, dramatically and potentially catastrophically worse.

It is important to grasp that what Hillary Clinton will unleash is a form of spiritual terror. Consider the spiritual terror of immigration chaos in a nation without effective borders. Common sense tells us that just as the human body needs skin to regulate what is allowed in physically, even so a nation needs a border to regulate what is allowed in nationally. As human skin is to the health and growth of a human body, even so national borders are to the health and growth of a humane nation. No skin, no body; no border, no nation.

A healthy body politic therefore respects strong borders to protect our domestic life against criminals, drugs, cartels, Islamic terrorists, and so on. A healthy nation rejects illegal immigration and carefully regulates legal immigration to ensure that only those who love what it means to be American are allowed the privileges of citizenship. To do otherwise is violence against the spirit of America and places the lives of our sons and daughters -- in fact, all of us -- in harm's way.

We have already seen how eight years of the Obama regime have brought home murder, sexual assault, drug abuse, Islamic jihad into America, and more. It's hard to see how any humane person could knowingly vote in ways that enable a Hillary Clinton to assume the office of the U.S. presidency.

Much the same could be noted in relation to the spiritual terror that a President Hillary Clinton would unleash regarding Islamic terror, which she refuses even to name. Imagine going to a doctor unwilling to name a life-threatening cancer, lest he be accused of being "cancer-phobic." Such a doctor would be a quack -- and a deadly one at that. Enabling the elevation of such a person to high office would be unconscionable. To the office of the U.S. president? Insane.  

But let us not fail to mention a deeper aspect of Clinton's spiritual terror, and that is the anti-Constitutional terror and anti-Declaration of Independence terror that will be unleashed across America in a Clinton regime should we allow her to occupy the office of president.

The core of America, that genius of America, that enduring mainstream of America, is located in the Declaration of Independence for all to see. It is that to which the next president will swear to "preserve, protect, and defend" when taking the presidential oath of office.

The core, the enduring mainstream genius, is the political vision that accepts the real-world, publicly actionable principle that an actual and real Creator, and not any merely human state, is the ultimate source and ground of human freedom and human dignity.

Hear these words, O America:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. -- That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. . . ."

These principles express the ultimate core of what the next president is pledging allegiance to when taking the oath of office and swearing before America and the entire world political fidelity to the U.S. Constitution. A Constitution whose purpose is what? To enflesh the amazing liberating principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence. And thus is released a spiritual liberty into the world, to be expressed humanely and holistically across all of life, both publicly and privately, including political life.

But it is this spirit of liberty, O America, that Hillary Clinton does not want you to hear or understand or accept. She the secularist rejects the actual and real Creator of the Declaration and instead would impose her politically correct Trinity of Almighty Diversity, Totalitarian Tolerance, and Authoritarian Equality.

That she will unleash her spiritual terror is not a matter of speculation, for she is on record calling for the enforcement of her agenda. "Laws don't count for much if they're not enforced," she proclaimed at the sixth annual Women in the World Summit. What she calls "rights" "have to exist in practice -- not just on paper."

This proclamation is a warning. Hillary Clinton will use "law," law that stands in violation against the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Should Mrs. Clinton assume the White House, you can expect her to begin unleashing spiritual terror upon America and upon the world. Millions upon millions will be impacted grossly and inhumanely. And she will begin immediately.

Donald Trump is the second firefighter in "The Parable of the Three Firefighters." By his own recorded words, he can employ sexually gross language that is very offensive, and he can be gruff on the campaign trail. His flaws are not to be dismissed, and they are not to be minimized in any way.

To be balanced, let us also not dismiss nor minimize that he shows no track record of being someone who wakes up each morning thinking about advancing an extremist vision that is alien to the norms of human freedom and dignity. And for all his gruffness, note that Trump has taken positions that can help quench the flames that are currently threatening to engulf our nation.

On immigration, he wants good people in and bad people out, and he understands that nations without borders are not nations much longer. On destroying pre-born American citizens, he stands against partial-birth abortion. On the economy, he wants to lower taxes, which assists families by helping create jobs.

On the military, he wants to rebuild all branches of the armed forces, which decreases the likelihood of war because bad guys may be crazy but they're not stupid -- few want to take on a strongly armed opponent. "Peace Through Strength" is a valid principle of life, whether we're talking foreign or domestic policy.

Getting rid of Obamacare. Excellent. Getting rid of Common Core and returning education to state and local control. Excellent again -- and a primary strategic move toward breaking that bastion of propaganda currently known as the public schools. This is a generationally positive move that we need to see immediately, if not sooner.

The point is that the gruff firefighter disliked by some of the neighbors happens to be on hand with water in his fire hose. This marks him as qualitatively superior to Hillary Clinton, who has gasoline in her fire hose. With him, the children are saved and so is much of the family's home. With Hillary, the more she helps, the worse things get.

The third firefighter in our parable is Evan McMullin -- or someone like him. McMullin is a former CIA operative whom some people regard as a true conservative, a candidate who most matches their principles, and so on. An alternative to Donald Trump.

For the sake of discussion, let's grant that McMullin (or some other third-party candidate who has recently entered the race) is 100% of what we are looking for in a president.  On all levels, he's everything anyone could want.

There remains a huge problem. As the third firefighter, McMullin is too far away to reach the house in time, and relying on him to get there will result in the destruction of your home and in the irreplaceable loss of your children.

"The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it" (Prov. 27:12). Prudence sees the danger of waiting for McMullin, and prudence says avoid that danger, which can be done because the second firefighter is on hand to do the job.  

Applying this to elections, wise ethical voting means we are responsible not just for inputs (our vote) but also outcomes (the impact of our vote). Ethics is not privatized: It applies not merey to personal choices but also to public results.

With near mathematical certainty we know Hillary Clinton, if elected president, will seek to enact an extreme, inhumane, and harmful agenda. Our own family members may suffer, and perhaps die, as the direct result of her having been elected into office. Just think of inhumane disasters such as Obamacare, illegal alien crime, and Islamic terrorists parachuted into our neighborhoods as "refugees."  

In election 2016, it is clear that a McMullin has zero chance of winning. He's the firefighter "too far away." But by touting him, and encouraging others to do so, some people may thereby enable the election of Hillary Clinton, the firefighter with gasoline in her fire hose.  

It is a certainty that innocent human beings will be killed as the direct result of Hillary Clinton in particular being elected to office, because her inhumane, extremist set of political principles out of their inner essence allow and even encourage the use of human beings as so much meaningless political fodder to be consumed on the road to attaining, maintaining, and expanding political power. And that's just her vision. In addition, her biography includes a well-documented history of pursuing that power selfishly, criminally, and morally corruptly.

What a terrific shame, and what a sad irony, if evangelical Christians by their voting enable such a person to occupy the White House and be positioned to work her will, to have her way, with the American body politic.

Christians would thereby be agents enabling her to unleash spiritual terror not just upon Christians themselves but also upon the whole of America, with grave implications for the world beyond our shores. "Love thy neighbor" means caring how our vote impacts our neighbor's neighborhood, both at home and abroad.

As we stand on the eve of Election Day 2016, the unnatural disaster of a Hillary Clinton presidency is avoidable. I don't mind -- that is, it's understandable -- when people upset with Donald Trump take a swing at him. He's a big guy and seems able to take care of himself. I do mind it when that swing ends up hitting my family and hurting my loved ones.  

Let's vote morally wisely, protect our kids, and elect to live and fight another day. If that third-party guy is good, he'll be back in four years. And so will we.



Friday, November 4, 2016

Real Unemployment Rate Is 9.5%

By Rick Pearcey • November 4, 2016, 10:46 AM

Michael Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

Although much of the major media are reporting the national unemployment rate for October as 4.9%, the "real unemployment rate," as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and which includes part-time workers and those marginally attached to the work force, is 9.5%.

"In other words," Chapman continues, "the real unemployment rate in the United States for October is nearly double the 4.5% rate reported by most of the media."



Thursday, November 3, 2016

Election 2016: "Treason" -- Voter Wisdom Needed as Homeland Security Chairman Blasts Hillary Clinton Over Emails

By Rick Pearcey • November 3, 2016, 01:53 PM

Chuck Ross reports at the Daily Caller:

Hillary Clinton likely committed "treason" by using a private email server that U.S. intelligence sources have told Fox News were almost certainly hacked by five foreign spy agencies, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said on Thursday.

Texas Rep. Michael McCaul, who chairs the Homeland Security Committee, made the hefty charge in an interview on "Fox & Friends" in response to news that two sources with knowledge of the FBI's investigation of Clinton's server say that there is a 99 percent chance that Clinton's server was breached.

"She exposed it to our enemies," McCaul, a Republican, said of the classified information found on Clinton's server.

"Now, our adversaries have this very sensitive information that not only jeopardizes her and national security at home, but the men and women serving overseas."

"This is a huge story," McCaul said. "It's far bigger than the accusations against Donald Trump. It goes to the heart of the fitness of character to serve as commander in chief."

Let me suggest that no one concerned about the national security of our nation -- which to the degree that it is compromised and threatened, to that degree places all of us and our families at risk of pain and death -- can vote in a way that enables Hillary Clinton to win the presidency.

This is not abstract. Nor is it speculation. A Hillary Clinton as president is not fixable. Instead, it would be a self-imposed unnatural disaster of potentially the highest order. The real-world pain and destruction is potentially incalculable.

Fortunately, this self-imposed unnatural disaster need not be, for we today are in position to avoid that outcome by simply voting morally wisely between now and November 8.

Rather concretely, that means voting Trump and not voting a third-party candidate. For me, Trump clearly has his weaknesses, and I expect there to be robust give and take on several aspects of his agenda.

On issues such as national security, however, Trump's positions are hardly those of someone who would sell this nation down the river. Unfortunately for us, Hillary Clinton may already have done so. And apparently seems to think all is well.

Let's not even begin to ratify such a grave betrayal by allowing her to capture the Oval Office.

Acting in ways that prevent unnatural disasters is crucial to living morally, wisely, and humanely in a broken world.

Let's keep the light on as much as possible so that we can clean this place up. 



Wednesday, November 2, 2016

October Gun Sales See Massive Spike -- Yet Another Record

By Rick Pearcey • November 2, 2016, 12:34 PM

Stephen Gutowski reports at the Free Beacon:

The FBI's background check system for gun sales processed more than 2.3 million checks in October, setting an all-time record for the month.

There were 2,333,539 gun-related checks processed through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, known as NICS, last month, according to FBI I documents posted on Monday. That represents an increase of more than 350,000 checks over the previous October, itself a record. It’s also the 18th month in a row to set a record.

With two months to go, 2016 has already seen 22,206,233 NICS checks, making it the second highest year for checks in the history of NICS with only 2015 seeing more.

"Many gun rights activists believe that Hillary Clinton and President Obama's positions on gun control are driving sales," Gutowski writes.

My view is that people are awakening to their responsibility as human beings to safeguard their families and friends. This is especially so in an age of increasing terror -- a point made by former Navy SEAL Don Raso in this video, with particular relevance to the AR-15.

"Choosing to defend your home with an AR-15 is a commonsense choice that tens of millions of Americans are making, and our neighborhoods and communities are safer for it," Raso affirms in the video.



Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Shock! TSA Inspects Pastor's Bible -- And What Voter Wisdom Requires November 8

By Rick Pearcey • November 1, 2016, 06:13 PM

Todd Starnes writes:

The pastor of a Texas megachurch said he was stunned when a government agent stopped him at a TSA checkpoint so his Bible could be inspected.

"I couldn't believe it. I literally couldn't believe it," said Gene Lingerfelt, the pastor of Faith Christian Center in Arlington, Texas.

Situational awareness requires that no one in America today should be stunned that government officials are targeting the Bible and Christians for "special treatment."

Situational awareness also requires realizing that this is the kind of "America" we will get a millionfold if people vote unwisely this presidential election and Hillary Clinton ends up occupying the White House.

You may have noticed in the news lately (for a couple of decades), that there is an extremist, fanatical secularism quite at home in the corridors of power -- from the hollowed halls of Congress (yes, I mean hollowed) to the personally invasive TSA lines at American airports and to so many strategic sectors in American society (Hollywood, the media, academia, the corporate world, and so on).

And if you notice how these folks respond to honest questions, you realize that this secularism is rather cultist -- that is, it operates like the worst kind of anti-intellectual, authoritarian dogma set-up that thinking people and the Biblical information so properly reject.

At the top of the observable political heap of committed secularists stand the likes of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton -- people who are ideologically and politically committed to removing emancipatory Judeo-Christian thoughtforms and social norms from every single strategic sector of American life. These people understand what is at stake, and they move to defend and expand their oppressive vision by all means possible. 

Clinton, Obama, and their multitudes of organized, billionaire-funded followers will push and grab and inspect and take for themselves whatever it is we will allow them to take. They will grab your Bible just as they already are grabbing your money, your land, your children, your words, your conversations, your sermons, and your jobs.

In this comprehensive, visionary, principial, and strategic assault, if it's yours, they want it, they claim it, they take it. All must be inspected and watched and measured to ensure compliance with the endless commandments and regulations emanating outwardly from that monopoly of power concentrated in Washington, D.C.

They will exercise this oppression and inhumanity in the name of various secular mythologies advanced by soothing fables for the weak, such as  "church-state separation," the "right to choose," and "you hurt my feelings." Media and other secularist operatives will do so as well, in the name of blind, vengeful self-righteous obedience to the humanity-denying gods and goddesses of almighty Diversity, totalitarian Tolerance, and authoritarian Equality.

And as we approach November 8, this also needs to be said:

What we see today is nothing -- absolutely qualitatively nothing -- compared to what we may see if Hillary Clinton occupies the Oval Office.

For Mrs. Clinton and her army of allies have been committed for decades to advancing their vision -- which is so totally out of and alien to the American mainstream -- and she will enforce that alien vision with as much power as post-Constitutional political calculations will allow. For many people -- for our friends, our neighbors, our families -- the resulting pain will be incalculable.  

And if previous performance is a reliable guide, we can expect a President Hillary Clinton to strike against those who would defy her will and who have dared speak fact and wisdom to politically correct mythologies and their destructive impact upon everyday Americans.

It is important to realize that her extremist gods and goddesses of secularism demand obedience. They require, as deity substitutes, that all resistance be crushed, destroyed, if not driven out of the land -- first out of the public spaces, and then driven out to the ends of the earth. The U.N. and massive trade deals would be apt vehicles for that.

Thus far Hillary Clinton has been more than willing -- as a matter of fidelity to her idolatrous political ethos -- to sacrifice marriage, morality, freedom, science, and humanness on her journey to self-fulfillment, to secure her rightful place in history, to hold power above all power, and to stay out of jail. And to be the first "woman" president in a gender-identity world where "woman" no longer means anything in relation to objective reality.

It seems to me, therefore, that no thinking or compassionate person would knowingly cast a November 8 vote whose real-world result enlarges the possibility of a Hillary Clinton occupying the White House.

For if that eventuality comes to be, I say again, what we see today is nothing -- absolutely qualitatively nothing -- compared to what we may very well see if Hillary Clinton takes the White House.

If you think that suggests "vote Trump," I agree.

Trump is flawed, and that is not to be dismissed. It is not to be minimized. We must also not dismiss or minimize that he shows no track record of being someone who wakes up each morning thinking about how he's going to attack the foundations of the American republic.

In qualitative contrast, such a destructive commitment is required by Hillary Clinton's extremist secularist vision and politics. On the basis of that vision, a very ugly result out into our society is primarily a matter of her actualizing what are the practical real-world outworkings of the inner secular, post-Constitutional principles to which she is committed.

In the news virtually daily, we see that Hillary Clinton's biography includes a public, governmental record of advancing herself and her politics on the basis of her flaws, including gross criminality while holding high public office.

Perhaps most concerning of all for caring people, America as America simply cannot exist to the degree that someone like Hillary Clinton occupies the White House and is allowed to systematically inject her extremist and alien ideological secularism into the foundations of the American body politic.

Without those solid foundations, it is naive to think America as America can withstand the pressures of external or internal attack. A land once committed to human freedom and dignity in community with God and neighbor (see the Declaration of Independence) will be all too easily tossed by barbarians upon the ash heap of history.

As surely as day is eclipsed by night, to vote in a way that enables Hillary Clinton to land in the office of the presidency is to court profound disaster, beginning the very day the final election returns come in.

By contrast, to vote Trump is to give ourselves, our friends, families, communities, and nation a new day to struggle forward on behalf of human freedom and human dignity.

I say, "vote Trump" not because Trump is the answer -- he's good on some issues, not good on others -- but because the enduring American mainstream points the way (again, see the Declaration of Independence) and the defeat of Clinton buys strategic time to prepare for strategic victory.

Giving a humane American resistance time and space to organize, resist, and overcome is a morally good outcome. Voting against Clinton, against that which principially assures utter defeat if not effectively countered -- in this election and beyond -- is a morally good means to accomplish that morally good outcome.



Monday, October 31, 2016

Hillary Clinton Audio 2006: In Hindsight, "We" Should Have Rigged the Election

By Rick Pearcey • October 31, 2016, 10:46 AM

The Observer has published a report on an "unearthed tape" in which Secretary of State Hillary Clinton can be heard saying the following: 

“I do not think we should have pushed for an election in the Palestinian territories. I think that was a big mistake.

"And if we were going to push for an election, then we should have made sure that we did something to determine who was going to win."

The audio is evidence that Hillary Clinton is comfortable with rigging the outcome of an election.

In other words, the perceived outcome of an election can be a total lie, and Hillary Clinton would be comfortable with that illegal result -- "We should have made sure that we did someting to determine who was going to win."

I would suggest that if someone is willing to rig an election abroad, that same someone may be willing to rig an election at home.

Which means that person may be willing to steal a U.S. election.

To do "something" in the U.S. that would "determine who was going to win" would constitute an illegal transfer of power and would represent gross electoral violence not electoral justice.

That would be a coup d'état ("a change in government illegally or by force") -- which is what may be happening here and now in the U.S., as Peggy Ryan argues at American Thinker.

A free people, a people of dignity, will not stand for this. Phony leaders who espouse rigged elections have no business in public life.

Destroying the foundations of a constitutional republic that attracts people around the world to her borders and shores seems an odd way of making the world a better place.

To read more on the unearthed 2006 Hillary Clinton rig-the-election audio, go here.



Thursday, October 27, 2016

Megyn Kelly Deserved Newt Gingrich's Smackdown

By Rick Pearcey • October 27, 2016, 10:52 AM

Daniel John Sobieski writes at American Thinker:

Juanita Broaddrick and Paula Jones, among the many victims of sexual predator William Jefferson Clinton and his serial enabler, Hillary Rodham Clinton, welcomed Newt Gingrich's smackdown of the star of Fox News's The Kelly File on Tuesday night.

As Gingrich pointed out, Kelly, along with other mainstream media talking heads, was beating the Trump Access Hollywood tape into the ground while reciting the Clinton mantra that Bill's sexual assaults while holding public office were "old news" and no longer relevant.

Gingrich rightly felt that Bill's escapades are relevant, as well as Hillary's handling of his "bimbo eruptions" as she looked the other way and rode his coattails to power.

Hillary, along with Kelly, has attacked Trump's attitudes toward women, even as Hillary, apart from being Bill's serial enabler, once laughed about getting the accused rapist of a 12-year-old girl off, and as the Clinton Foundation accepted money from governments and private donors that support sharia law and its serial abuse of women.

As far as we know, Trump has accepted not a single drachma from those who endorse marital rape, the stoning of women for adultery, and other barbarities. Trump versus Bill Clinton?  Close, but no cigar.

Read more.



Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Where Clinton and Trump Stand -- on Every Major Issue

By Rick Pearcey • October 26, 2016, 10:31 AM

John Perazzo writes at Frontpagemag.com:

In poll after poll, a majority of American voters have reported that they hold an "unfavorable" opinion of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Nevertheless, there are enormous differences in the policy positions which these two candidates embrace.

Following is a comprehensive overview of exactly what their positions and agendas are, with regard to the major issues confronting the United States.

In some instances, background information is provided in italicized print, so as to place the candidates' positions in proper context.

Go here to see the candidates' positions on the following:

Syrian refugees; immigration, amnesty, and borders; sanctuary cities; 2nd Amendment; Obamacare; healthcare and illegal aliens; ISIS and terrorism; the Supreme Court; voter ID laws; early voting and voter registration; felon voting rights; taxes; death tax and corporate tax; minimum wage; Clinton and the 2008 financial crisis; Social Security; infrastructure spending; school-to-prison; school vouchers; preschool for all; "free" college; partial-birth abortion; taxypayer funding for abortion; reforming criminal justice; releasing "non-violent" offenders; voting rights; climate change; climate change and solar panels; fracking; and gender "pay gap."

Not included in the above is the difference between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump regarding that species of human freedom specified as "religious freedom." On this, please see, "Hillary Clinton Is No Champion of Religious Freedom: It's Laughable That She Pretends to Be Otherwise. And here, Trump supports Sen. Mike Lee's "Bill to Protect Religious Liberty."



Tuesday, October 25, 2016

30 People at Tim Kaine Rally in Florida

By Rick Pearcey • October 25, 2016, 09:55 AM

That includes journalists and other Democrat operatives. More at Gateway Pundit

Meanwhile, Trump pulls in 20,000 in Tampa.

Further proof that "this election is all wrapped up for Hillary."



Monday, October 24, 2016

Hillary Clinton Operative "Mr. Fix It" Revealed on "Hannity" Tonight

By Rick Pearcey • October 24, 2016, 03:35 PM

The National Enquirer announces the following:

Hillary Clinton's shady Mr. Fix It will tell all on TV tonight, just days after his explosive confession in the National Enquirer hit the stands.

The man who's rocked Washington, D.C., will join Sean Hannity on tonight's episode of Hannity -- airing on the FOX News Channel at 10 p.m. EST -- to reveal his true identity at last.

According to the Enquirer, "This man played a key role in some of the Clintons' dirtiest schemes: the plot to take down Bill Clinton mistress Monica Lewinsky, sleazy deals to buy women's silence, and so much more."

I may try to view this -- to see if "Mr. Fix It" offers any evidence to support his claims.



Friday, October 21, 2016

An Establishment in Panic

By Rick Pearcey • October 21, 2016, 07:16 PM

Pat Buchanan writes:

Pressed by moderator Chris Wallace as to whether he would accept defeat should Hillary Clinton win the election, Donald Trump replied, "I will tell you at the time. I’ll keep you in suspense."

"That's horrifying," said Clinton, setting off a chain reaction on the post-debate panels with talking heads falling all over one another in purple-faced anger, outrage and disbelief.

"Disqualifying!" was the cry on Clinton cable.

"Trump Won’t Say If He Will Accept Election Results," wailed the New York Times. "Trump Won’t Vow to Honor Results," ran the banner in the Washington Post.

"But what do these chattering classes and establishment bulletin boards think the Donald is going to do if he falls short of 270 electoral votes?" Buchanan asks.

"Lead a Coxey’s Army on Washington and burn it down as British Gen. Robert Ross did in August 1814, while “Little Jemmy" Madison fled on horseback out the Brookville Road? What explains the hysteria of the establishment?

"In a word, fear."

As Buchanan sees it, "The establishment is horrified at the Donald's defiance because, deep within its soul, it fears that the people for whom Trump speaks no longer accept its political legitimacy or moral authority.

"It may rule and run the country, and may rig the system through mass immigration and a mammoth welfare state so that Middle America is never again able to elect one of its own. But that establishment, disconnected from the people it rules, senses, rightly, that it is unloved and even detested."

Read more.


Viewers Ditch NFL Over Anthem Protests

By Rick Pearcey • October 21, 2016, 02:13 PM

"As Colin Kaepernick continues to drop to a knee, so do the NFL’s ratings," Chris Perez writes at the NYPost.

Good. And may many millions of Americans continue to vote with their viewing habits.

But even better, may millions of Americans create cultural forms that reject an infantilizing and reactionary political correctness in favor of cultural rebellion that actually understands the root and branch of what the American ethos is all about.



Thursday, October 20, 2016

Rasmussen: Trump +3 Over Clinton

By Rick Pearcey • October 20, 2016, 04:01 PM

Rasmussen reports Trump at 43% and Clinton at 40%:

It's too early to measure the impact of last night's final presidential debate, but Republican Donald Trump now has a three-point lead nationally on Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online White House Watch survey finds Trump with 43% support among Likely U.S. Voters to Clinton's 40%.

Six percent (6%) still prefer Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, and three percent (3%) favor Green Party nominee Jill Stein. Another three percent (3%) like some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided.

To see the poll's wording, click here.


Dark & Unaccountable: Debate Offers Frightening Preview of Hillary's America

By Rick Pearcey • October 20, 2016, 01:32 PM

Daniel Greenfield at Frontpagemag.com commends last night's presidential debate for raising "the core issue": What kind of America awaits us in the outcome of this election?

Will we be an America that lives in freedom under the Constitution? Or will we live in bondage under an unaccountable Hillary?

Greenfield writes:

Hillary’s vision of government . . . is dark and unaccountable. From the beginning of the debate, she made it clear that she does not wish to be accountable to the Constitution.

Her email cover up made it painfully clear that she does not want to be accountable to the American people.

Instead Hillary would like everyone in the country to be accountable to her.

A mass of regulations and enforcers will force everyone to be accountable to the dark and unaccountable force in the White House.

Read more.



Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Rigged: Soros-Connected Company Provides Voting Machines in 15 States and D.C.

By Rick Pearcey • October 19, 2016, 02:58 PM

David Krayden reports at the Daily Caller:

Smartmatic, a U.K.-based voting technology company with deep ties to George Soros, has control over voting machines in 16 states including battleground zones like Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Other jurisdictions affected are California, District of Columbia [see note below], Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin.

Nothing to see here. Just the minor observation that, if extremist billionaire George Soros is counting the votes, America is over.

Read more here.

Note: The District of Columibia is a ferderal district, not a state.



Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Albert Camus vs. Scarlett Johansson: Abortion Is "a Human Rights Issue"

By Rick Pearcey • October 18, 2016, 02:19 PM

"In a speech at Variety’s 2016 Power of Women L.A. luncheon last week, actress Scarlett Johansson said abortion is no longer 'a woman’s rights issue' but 'a human rights issue'," Melanie Hunter reports at CNSNews.com.

"A woman's right to choose what to do with her body shouldn't be just a woman's right. It's the year 2016, and this is a human rights issue," the actress said.

I would suggest this is an odd "human right." For as Ms. Johansson expresses it, it is a human right that does not apply to all human beings.

Excluded in this human right are many individuals of both sexes -- in fact, every single human being who happens to be living in his or her mother's womb. That seems a bit non-inclusive.   

Imagine: A human right that does not apply to all humans.

But there is more at work here than non-inclusion. For this is a blood-stained exclusion. It is a "human right" that tries to legitimize the tearing of limbs and heads from human beings -- so long as their geography places them inside their mother instead of outside.

For me, I prefer the stance of atheist Albert Camus, who in Resistance, Rebellion, and Death said he would "continue to struggle against this universe in which children suffer and die."

Camus also said, "We are faced with evil. . . . Perhaps we cannot prevent this world from being a world in which children are tortured. But we can reduce the number of tortured children."

Unfortunately the executioners are multiplying. No worries, though, for everyone is safe -- except for human beings condemned to a temporary and perhaps final existence in a mother's womb.

One wonders if humane thoughts such as these enter the professionally rebellious minds of the Scarlett Johansson and other members of the Hollywood One Percent. Or is questioning the abortion status quo just a little too risky?

So, yes. Very sadly for this world and the children in it -- for preborn children and for post-utero children -- the executioners are multiplying and so are the torturers.

They march under the banner "Abortion Macht Frei." "Abortion Makes You Free" lets humans live while humanity dies.

We can thank the likes of Planned Parenthood for this, as well as Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Hollywood elites who drink doctrines that legalize the torture and execution of children.

And you wonder why grown-ups, who are perhaps not quite as innocent as children yet in the womb, conclude it's a good idea to be able to defend yourself and your family from the executioners and torturers as they rise to government power. As their ugly philosophy elicits smiles on glamorous faces.  

First the womb, then the world. What happens in the womb doesn't stay in the womb.

Intelligence and humanness revolt.



Monday, October 17, 2016

Paris: Thousands Rally Against "Family-Phobia" in France

By Rick Pearcey • October 17, 2016, 09:51 AM

According to CNSNews, "Tens of thousands of people marched in Paris this weekend to call for support" of human marriage and for the "repeal of a law allowing" that "family-phobic" counterfeit known as homosex "marriage."

For a critical thinker's assessment of significant difficulties intrinsic to the slogan "marriage equality," please see "The Revolt of Intelligence Against 'Marriage Equality'."



Thursday, October 13, 2016

Criminal Aliens Sexually Assault 70,000 American Women -- But Paul Ryan Targeted Trump

By Rick Pearcey • October 13, 2016, 02:42 PM

Julia Hahn writes at Breitbart:

According to a 2011 report from the Government Accountability Office, there are 70,000 sexual offenses attached to the incarcerated criminal alien population.

Ryan has remained passive and quiet as criminal aliens have assaulted tens of thousands of American women, but when an 11-year-old audio tape emerged of Donald Trump caught on a hot mic discussing women in crass terms, Ryan declared himself "sickened" and spoke out.

Read more.



Wednesday, October 12, 2016

ABC 15 Reporter: "I Just Witnessed a MIRACLE" -- Tim Tebow Says Prayer Over Fan Suffering a Seizure

By Rick Pearcey • October 12, 2016, 02:15 PM

David Hookstead writes at the Daily Caller:

New York Mets prospect and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow reportedly saved a fan's life from a seizure Tuesday.

The unnamed fan had a seizure while the Heisman winner was signing autographs, but the seizure stopped after Tebow placed his hands on the fan and prayed, according to ABC15 reporter Kari Van Horn.

On her Twitter page, van Horn writes, "Tebow signing autographs. Fan has what looks like seizure. Not moving. Tebow puts hand on him and says a prayer. Man breathes. WOW."

Van Horn provides an embedded video and additional background in her report carried by the Associated Press:

One fan in the front row suddenly dropped, prompting others to yell for a medic. Tebow rushed to the side of the fan, who was convulsing and foaming at the mouth, while EMTs administered care. While waiting for the fire truck to arrive, the fan went limp. The crowd fell silent while waiting for the sirens. Tebow reached over, put his hand on the fan and said a quick prayer. Seconds later, the fan gasped for air and the EMTs were able to assess the situation.

Here is CNN video of the event.

Van Horn tweeted, "Heading back to the station but I have video of it all. I just witnessed a MIRACLE."

"This isn't the first time the University of Florida phenom has used prayers to save a life," the Daily Caller's Hookstead concludes. "He previously prayed for an ill man on a plane, and the man miraculously recovered."



Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Dear Muslim Woman: Want to Stop "Islamophobia"? Look in the Mirror. Stop Killing Everyone

By Rick Pearcey • October 11, 2016, 11:56 AM

Or as Jay Michaels puts it at American Thinker:

It's really up to Muslims.  If they're concerned about Islamophobia, they need to call off the jihad.  They need to stop killing and persecuting non-Muslims.  It won't be easy, because they've been doing it for 1500 years.  But that's the solution.

Normal humans who are alive generally like to stay that way. It's part of the structural blessings embedded into human nature by the Creator who endows human beings with unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

This Creator, by the way, is not very "religious" (the way that term is dumbed-down and deployed these days) but rather welcomes discussion, the evaluation of evidence, listening to alternative viewpoints, and drawing real-world, publicly actionable conclusions that are rationally sound, evidentially supported, and existentially viable. It's a "test everything" mentality (I've written about here) and a free-thinker's paradise.

In matters of truth and humanness, the sharpest sword is the most dull of instruments. And the most accurate laser bullet misses by a mile.

To concerned Muslims, my suggestion: Stop killing, start thinking. It's the humane thing to do, and it has the verifiable Creator's seal of approval.



Monday, October 10, 2016

Trump, Hillary, and Dishonest Abe

By Rick Pearcey • October 10, 2016, 10:57 AM

George Neumayr writes at American Spectator:

The most spontaneous moment of Sunday's debate came after Hillary Clinton outrageously enlisted the memory of Abraham Lincoln to explain away her penchant for lying.

Trump had the presence of mind to expose her gall in turning "Honest Abe" into a dishonest pol like her. As he delivered that blow, Hillary’s frozen smile turned sour -- a look she gave off during much of the evening.

"It was a night of surprises, starting with Trump's pre-debate press conference featuring women abused by Bill Clinton (along with a lesser known woman, Kathy Shelton, whose rapist Hillary defended).

"Mr. Trump may have said some bad words," Juanita Broaddrick says during the event, according to Newmayr. "But Bill Clinton raped me. And Hillary Clinton threatened me. I don't think there's any comparison."

Neumayr explains that "Kathy Shelton is opposing Hillary because she represented the man who raped her and was caught on tape laughing about how she got him a light sentence despite knowing of his guilt. That tape recording -- in which Hillary brags about her successful defense of the rapist -- has received little to no attention from the media. . . ."

Read more.



Friday, October 7, 2016

We're Watching You: NCState Installs Surveillance Cameras Inside Sorority, Fraternity Houses

By Rick Pearcey • October 7, 2016, 11:21 AM

Anthony Gockowski reports:

The cameras were ostensibly there to monitor entrances for security purposes, but Campus Reform has learned through multiple sources that they were set up in a manner conducive to monitoring student behavior in their personal living spaces.

Read more.



Thursday, October 6, 2016

Humane and Constitutional Grounds for Casting the Secularist Devil Out of Georgia Education

By Rick Pearcey • October 6, 2016, 01:10 PM

In his American Dispatch column, Todd Starnes writes:

Jesus just got kicked out of public schools in Henry County, Georgia. 

The school district fired off a directive to school administrators ordering them to eradicate anything remotely religious from all public school buildings.

On the main page of The Pearcey Report, I draw attention to three elements in the Starnes story. First, "The Dictators" -- that is, the federal government, which is dictating to a local state school district what its educational policies ought to be.

Second, "The Slaves" -- that is, the oppressed "students at public schools in Henry County, Ga." And third, "Masta" Rodney Bowler -- because slaves have "mastas," and in this case that masta would be the Superintendent Rodney Bowler, trying to whip those students (and their parents, etc.) into shape, into servile obedience to the dictators in that Big White House in Washington, D.C.

When someone on Facebook responded by asking, "Does that directive include anything Islamic? Humanistic?" I replied:

"The edict made no mention of the Koran or prayer rugs," Todd Starnes writes.

The deeper point is a deeper flaw in the secularist attack -- that is, the false proposition that the "Establishment Clause stipulates that the government may not promote or affiliate itself with any religious doctrine or organization," as the communications director for the school district puts it -- and totally mangles it.

This mangling is horse hockey from the mouth of secular mythology.

In fact, the Establishment Clause of the 1st Amendment LIMITS CONGRESS ("Congress shall make no law ..."), not the American people and not the individual states -- such as Georgia, for example.

There is supposed to be a diversity of power exercised among the individual states, not a monoply of Federal State Power imposed by Washington, D.C., dictators.

Central to the whole purpose of the Declaration and U.S. Constitution is to protect free Americans from a monopoy of Federal Gov't power -- which has no [Constitutional] authority, as written, to tell the States or local schools boards how to run their schools.

We are a free people, not an enslaved people.

What we are witnessing is the imposition of an extremist secular dictatorship in total opposition to the enduring and defining mainstream of the American ethos, as set forward in the Declaration and Bill of Rights.

"This is an attack upon human freedom and upon human dignity," I concluded. "Our job is to absolutely and totally cast that ugly, inhumane, and extremist dictatorship into the deep blue sea."



Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Top 10 American Schools Supporting Terrorists

By Rick Pearcey • October 5, 2016, 09:41 AM

In alphabetical order, as noted at Frontpagemag:

1. Brooklyn College (CUNY)

2. San Diego State University

3. San Francisco State University 

4. Tufts University 

5.  University of California Berkeley

6.  University of California Irvine

7.  University of California Los Angeles

8.  University of Chicago

9.  University of Tennessee Knoxville

10. Vassar College

Read more.



Tuesday, October 4, 2016

More States Allowing Permitless Gun Carry, Embracing Self-Defense as "Natural Born" Right

By Rick Pearcey • October 4, 2016, 11:20 AM

Dave Boyer reports at the Washington Times:

Amid the rising number of Americans licensed to carry a concealed handgun, more states are passing laws that don't require a permit to carry firearms, embracing the view that self-defense is a "natural born" right.

Missouri became the fourth state this year to approve a so-called "constitutional carry" law when Republican legislators overrode a veto by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on Sept. 15, making permitless carry legal. West Virginia, Mississippi and Idaho also have adopted constitutional carry laws in 2016, bringing the total number of such states to 12.

"States that focus on freedom realize that if self-defense truly is a natural-born right, and the Second Amendment truly affirms that natural-born right, you shouldn't have to ask the government for permission to exercise it," the WTimes quotes Tim Schmidt of the U.S. Concealed Carry Association as saying. "Kind of like you don't have to ask the government to exercise the First Amendment," Schmidt says, according to the WTimes.



Monday, October 3, 2016

Gang Violence in Long Island Town Fuels Immigration Debate

By Rick Pearcey • October 3, 2016, 10:27 AM

"They keep finding bodies." Here's the story at the NYTimes.



Friday, September 30, 2016

Baltimore Ravens Tight End Benjamin Watson: Christianity Not Privatized, But Is Wholistic Reality-Oriented Commitment

By Rick Pearcey • September 30, 2016, 10:27 AM

When Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson was on radio and asked by Glenn Beck, "How hard is it to keep your faith in the world you live in?" Watson replied:

When you go to work, you are a Christian at your workplace. You're not a broadcaster who happens to be a Christian -- you're a Christian who does broadcasting and writes and those sorts of things. Same thing for me as an athlete. So everything I do, even just who I am . . . whatever the trials are and the temptations are in any job is not anything that is not uncommon.

The view expressed in our regressive politically correct culture today is contrary to what Watson has expressed and is the exact opposite of the humane and intregrated emphasis set forth in the Biblical data.

Secularists such as Obama, Hillary Clinton, and many Republicans, seem to want a tamed Christianity that is satisfied with forever sitting in prayer closets and having a totally privatized relationship with Jesus. Just don't bring "my faith" out into public life, as if that "faith" had anything to do with the real world of politics, public policy, social life, and all the rest.

What these regressives fail to appreciate is that the Biblical data concern the whole human being in the wholeness of life. What is given in the Christian worldview is a wholistic approach to life that sets people free to experience integrated, non-hypocritical lives in all that they do -- and not on the basis of a private "faith" but on the basis of verifiable truth-claims that can be considered, discussed, evaluated, and then applied with authenticity (not perfectly, but authentically) in the totality of the real world.

As an NFL tight end, Benjamin Watson has to make great moves on the field. But the real game-changers are the patterns of his life, made on the basis of truth that is humane, wholistic, and liberating. Not just for him, for also for the world around him.

For further reflection on these themes, please see my "Christmas in Space and Time" and my "Test Everything" Foreword to Nancy's most recent book, Finding Truth.



Thursday, September 29, 2016

Gingrich: Miss Universe Attack May Blow Up in Clinton's Face -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • September 29, 2016, 11:37 AM

It seems a few details regarding the life and times of Miss Universe Alicia Machado were left out of Hillary Clinton's attack on Donald Trump in their first debate.

"All of a sudden, Machado is a very strange victim to rally the left around, and I think this thing may blow up in Hillary's face," Newt Gingrich tells Sean Hannity on Fox.

See this video for additional context and Gingrich's full response.



Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Lester Holt and the Collapse of Journalism

By Rick Pearcey • September 28, 2016, 08:45 AM

In comments titled "Lester Holt Spins Debate for Hillary Six Huge Ways, Plays Gotcha With Trump," Dan Gainor of the Media Research Center writes

Journalists got their wish. Presidential debate moderator Lester Holt hoisted Hillary Clinton’s campaign high in the air like Atlas. Holt repeatedly called out Trump, as both the Clinton campaign and the liberal media had begged him to do.

In an honest debate, a journalist-moderator would function as an impartial referee at a sports match: Refuse to take sides and consistently enforce the rules of fair play. Otherwise, what you have is not a contest, but rather skewed results at best or a rigged system at worst. 

Part of the collapse of our culture is evident in the well-nigh total breakdown of journalism as an ethical enterprise rooted in a passionate commitment to reporting news as evidenced by the facts. Facts have consequences, and so does ignoring them.

If we are honest, when a contemporary status quo "journalist" looks in the mirror, what looks back is not an authentic reporter but a party hack. The human being is just about gone, eaten away by character flaws and a growing loss of self-respect. What remains is a hollow fan, not a reporter; a fanatic in suit and tie, not a seeker in pursuit of knowledge.

Instead of a living soul, we have a cheap shill. A particular reporter may be surrounded by glitz and celebrity and a sense of meaning gained from trying to help political allies destroy a threat to your team. But the smell of hypocrisy overwhelms. Talk about an unfortunate, unnecessary, miserable existence -- when the lights go out and you're alone with what's left of your conscience. And if that doesn't concern you, the you you thought you knew may no longer exist.

Vast sectors of our weak society cannot handle the weight of real, honest reporting. Freedom is heavy. A truly free press requires liberty requires strong people, the exact opposite kind of citizenry nudged and shaped, stupified and bamboozled by the necessarily infantilizing, enfeebling Federal State Monopoly espoused by the likes of Obama and Hillary. And by far too many Republicans. I describe them as "Giveuplicans."

Forget the enduring and liberating norms for human freedom and dignity, the power elites say. Just let go of the Declaration mainstream and its constitutional expression. Forget truth and love. Power and a balcony are all I need. And thank you very much, dear journalists, for jumping into my back pocket, warming my lap, and being so easy to command.

Washington must decrease, if America is to increase. Humanness and intelligence revolts.

Note: Portions of these remarks first appeared on my Facebook page.



Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Nancy Pearcey Speaking in Houston Friday

By Rick Pearcey • September 27, 2016, 10:55 AM

Nancy will discuss themes from her newest book Finding Truth during a "Ladies Banquet" at Grace Family Baptist Church. This time together includes a book table offering Nancy's work, plus a book signing afterward. Get directions and more details here.



Monday, September 26, 2016

Where to Watch Tonight's Clinton vs. Trump Debate

By Rick Pearcey • September 26, 2016, 08:30 AM

The debate begins at 9 p.m. eastern time and "will be broadcast everywhere," Paul Singer reports at USAToday.

"All the major networks will have it live, the cable networks will have it live, it will be livestreamed on websites, social media platforms and even broadcast on live radio," Singer explains. Even "Facebook and Twitter will both livestream the debate."



Friday, September 23, 2016

3 Problems With Hillary Clinton -- We Cannot Fight "Violence and Terrorism" Without Gun Control

By Rick Pearcey • September 23, 2016, 03:00 PM

A.W.R. Hawkins writes at Breitbart:

In response to questions from AARP Bulletin, Hillary Clinton made clear her position that to be successful, policies for ending terrorism must include gun control for all Americans. [emphasis added]

According to Hawkins, Clinton responded by making the fight against terrorism a part of the fight again "violence":

Well, these are legitimate fears. I believe that people are rightly concerned about violence. Terrorism is part of that violence, and we have to do the best job we can to keep America safe. So I've laid out a very comprehensive plan about taking on the terrorists, going after them where they operate, doing everything we can to take away their territories so they can’t mastermind attacks from afar.

And she also said, according to Hawkins:

But I'm looking at violence broadly. . . . It's also why I've advocated gun-safety reform, like comprehensive background checks, closing the gun-show loophole, closing the online loophole -- because, you know, it's not only terrorists we need to be worried about. Terrorism is part of it, but gun violence kills 33,000 Americans a year. . . . We've got to get serious about stemming violence and terrorism in every way we can.

Hawkins notes several weaknesses in Clinton's position.

First, there is the problem of California, which "has comprehensive background checks," Hawkins writes. "Therefore, the state does not have a 'gun-show loophole' or an 'online loophole.' But they did have the December 12, 2015, firearm-based terror attack and the more recent high profile murder-suicide on the UCLA campus on June 1, 2016."

Second, there is the problem of Paris, France, which "has background checks that are even more comprehensive than those in California," Hawkins states. In addition, "Paris has no 'gun-show loophole' or 'online loophole,' but they did have 12 people killed in a January 7, 2015, firearm-based terror attack and another 130 killed in the November 13, 2015, firearm-based terror attack."

Third, there is the problem of Clinton's gun-violence statistics. "Clinton consistently makes the false claim that 33,000 Americans are killed by gun violence each year," Hawkins observes. "She initiated this claim in a political ad that first ran in April. Breitbart News responded by showing 66 percent of the 33,000 deaths cited by Clinton were actually suicides."

Here's how, according to Hawkins, Clinton arrives at her inflated, misleading figure of 33,000. "The overall number of firearm-related deaths in 2013 was approximately 32,888," Hawkins writes. "Of these, the number of accidental deaths was 505, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the number of deaths due to actual 'gun violence' was 11,208."

"When Clinton repeats these numbers, she adds accidental deaths [505] and homicides [11,208] -- which equal 11,713 -- then adds the 21,175 firearm-related suicides," and "rounds the number off at 33,000." Clinton then "names 'gun violence' as the cause for all these things," Hawkins explains.

Hawkins concludes: "This swells the number of gun violence victims in an attempt by Clinton to justify more gun control."



Thursday, September 22, 2016

Vote Fraud and Stealing the Future of America

By Rick Pearcey • September 22, 2016, 09:18 AM

Thomas Lifson writes at American Thinker:

The left is making a bet that its vote fraud efforts can be disguised from the public long enough to win this election, and then open the floodgates to ensure they permanently rule America (and complete the fundamental transformation Obama promised). 

There is every reason to fear massive vote fraud targeted at ensuring a faltering Hillary Clinton takes the election.

Read more.



Wednesday, September 21, 2016

After NYC Explosions: Muslim Mayor of London -- Attacks Are "Part and Parcel of Living in a Great Global City"

By Rick Pearcey • September 21, 2016, 10:29 AM

According to the UK Evening Standard, London's Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan said after the NYC bombings: "Part and parcel of living in a great global city is you've got to be prepared for these things."

We're all for being prepared. But let's be clear, Mr. Mayor: Surrendering to an inhumane status quo of terror, Islamic or otherwise, is not an option. Not for London, not for New York City, not for anywhere.

No civilzed town or city or shopping mall should ever accept that terror is "part and parcel" of their lives. Such "acceptance" sounds a little too much like "surrender."

Here's a better idea. What Islamic terrorists should know and accept, and what the Muslim mayor of London should know and accept, is that evil can never be mainstreamed as the "new normal."

That evil might be wrapped up in religion, it might be wrapped up in secularism, it might be wrapped up in "tolerance," "equality," and "diversity." It could even be wrapped up in victimhood. No matter. The naked evil underneath it all is to be exposed and defeated for the ugliness and inhumanity for which it stands.     

Love of neighbor realizes that part and parcel of being human is asking questions, taking names, and overcoming evil with good. Next time you vote for mayor, London, hire a bloke or blokette who counsels victory, not surrender.

See Also
What Is Killing the Western World? (This is my Foreword to Emancipating the World, by Darrow Miller)



Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Liars: CNN Falsely Adds "Racial" to Trump's Profiling Comments

By Rick Pearcey • September 20, 2016, 11:09 AM

The Hill reports:

CNN added the word racial to Donald Trump's Monday comments on terrorism and immigration and is running headlines reporting that the GOP presidential nominee is advocating "racial profiling."

But a review of the transcript of Trump's comments to Fox News that CNN quoted, however, shows that Trump never put the word racial in front of profiling.

Thomas Lifson over at American Thinker suggests that CNN, in view of this episode plus simlilar reportorial shortcomings, "rename itself CPN, the Clinton Propaganda Network'."

Read the entire Hill story here.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Shocked, But Not Surprised: Islamic Terror in Jihadiapolis, Minnesota

By Rick Pearcey • September 19, 2016, 09:50 AM

In an article titled "Jihad Strikes in Minnesota, Right in the Heart of Refugee Country," Daniel Horowitz writes at CR:

Just this weekend, there was a bombing in Manhattan that injured 29 people, an explosion in Seaside, New Jersey, and a stabbing in St. Cloud, Minnesota that injured nine.

While the details concerning the first two events are still murky, the attack in Minnesota was clearly an act of jihad.

Which raises the obvious question: Why does our federal government continue to seed Minnesota with more refugees from the Middle East before getting a handle on the existing problems of assimilation and radicalization?

"Since 1993, we've admitted roughly 115,000 Somali immigrants nationwide -- mostly through the refugee program -- at an average clip of 10,000 a year," Horowitz continues. "Almost 100 percent of them are Muslim."

Minnesota today is "home to at least 30,000 Somalis," which leads Horowitz to note: "Given the threat of individual jihad cultivated by radicalized communities within our country, it simply defies logic that we would continue admitting Somali refugees 25 years later and flooding areas like St. Cloud with more refugees than they can absorb and assimilate."

Horowitz concludes with a challenge: "For Congress to give Obama a blank-check budget bill this week without addressing the security problems with refugees would represent the most appalling dereliction of duty."

Obama, Congress, and the people of Minnesota -- and, really, any person concerned about importing terror into America -- would do well to heed these words of warning against self-inflicted pain and suffering: "Can a man carry fire next to his chest and his clothes not be burned? Or can one walk on hot coals and his feet not be scorched?" (Proverbs 6:27,28).

Read the entire column by Daniel Horowitz here.



Friday, September 16, 2016

Brown and WashU St. Louis Embrace Free Expression

By Rick Pearcey • September 16, 2016, 10:16 AM

Because it is more difficult to sustain an irrational religious or secular cult -- or any other form inhumanity -- when a society affirms the God-given unalienable right to think, speak, and live free, we welcome news via Campus Reform that two unversities (in addition to the University of Chicago) are publicly bucking the cult of political correctness and reaffirming freedom of expression. 

According to Campus Reform, Washington University "affirmed its 'unwavering commitment to freedom of expression and the free exchange of ideas' with a strongly-worded statement of principle by the faculty."

In addition, we have Brown University, whose president Christina Paxton in a WPost op-ed embraced "Freedom of expression" as an "essential component of academic freedom, which protects the ability of universities to fulfill their core mission of advancing knowledge. Suppressing ideas at a university is akin to turning off the power at a factory," Paxton wrote, according to Campus Reform.

The human calling to "test everything" and to bring the results of that testing out into the public square is an essential component of any society that would be enlightened and humane. 

Bravo to Brown and WashU. To transpose a phrase, may other universities see light in your light.

Go here to read the report from Campus Reform.



Thursday, September 15, 2016

Socialist Eggs: $150 a Dozen

By Rick Pearcey • September 15, 2016, 09:28 AM

Served by Venezuela at the Café de Bolivar Socialism.



Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Trump's Childcare Plan Can Backfire Bigtime

By Rick Pearcey • September 14, 2016, 01:47 PM

Newsmax and other media outlets are reporting that Donald Trump has unveiled a childcare plan that will help ensure a "better future for all Americans."

The political key to a "better future for all Americans" is for the federal government to perform its obligations as set forth in the Constitution, which is designed to safeguard the ethos set forth in the mainstream of mainstream U.S. documents -- The Declaration of Independence.

Legislating childcare out of Washington, D.C., is not among the constitutional obligations of the federal government.

To some, such an initiative may seem compassionate, fair, liberating, and so on. But even if well intended, in its strategic, real-world impact, it is none of these things.

In fact, it is like a mom who overly mothers a child. The result is infantilizing, not liberating. Enfeebling, not empowering.

In the norms of life for human freedom and dignity, there really is too much of a good thing.

Good government is a good thing, but there is a point at which good government becomes bad government when it tries to do that which is not within its responsibilities.

Hugs are good. But being hugged to death is not.

Childcare is the exclusive purview of parents and is far too important to be managed out of Washington, D.C. Real love respects boundaries.

Note: These remarks first appeared today on my Facebook page, edited for publication here.


Colin Powell on "Hillary's Mafia"

By Rick Pearcey • September 14, 2016, 09:56 AM

Chuck Ross reports at the Daily Caller:

Retired Gen. Colin Powell believed that "Hillary's mafia" was trying to drag him into the Clinton email scandal, newly leaked emails show. 

According to Ross, "Hacked emails show that Powell warned" Cheryl Mills, "who had served as Clinton's chief of staff, about continuing to link him to the scandal."

"You really don’t want to get me into this," Powell emailed Mills March 7, 2015, Ross reports. "I haven't been asked nor said a word about HRC and won't unless you all start it."

According to Ross, Mills replied by saying, "Agree and that message has been clearly shared . . . . so she will not nor will anyone she controls," Mills said, "adding that 'I can't address folks who are beyond that so please ping or call me when you see anything that worries you'."

Ross explains that "Clinton's campaign and her surrogates have cited Powell's use of a personal AOL account to downplay the former first lady's email practices. But one major difference was that Powell did not host a private email server in his home, as Clinton did. He also used the State Department's classified messaging system to send and receive classified information. Clinton was granted an account on that system but opted not to use it."

Based on this email information, Colin Powell rejected attempts by 'Hillary's mafia" to force his hand, to control him, with regard to Clinton's email scandal.

Well done, Colin Powell.



Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Trump Surges to 3-Point Lead Over Clinton in LATimes Tracking Poll

By Rick Pearcey • September 13, 2016, 08:58 AM

Joel B. Pollak reports at Breitbart:

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump surged to a 3-point lead over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times tracking poll on Tuesday. Trump now leads Clinton 45.8% to 42.8%, his largest lead since Aug. 31 and a 4.4% spike since Sep. 11.

"The improvement in Trump's numbers follows a weekend in which Clinton referred to half of Trump's supporters as a 'basket of deplorables,' and appeared to collapse at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City, raising serious concerns about her health," Pollak reports.

Read more.



Monday, September 12, 2016

Deplorable: Gender Studies Prof Rips Down 9/11 Memorial Posters

By Rick Pearcey • September 12, 2016, 09:50 AM

Peter van Voorhis reports at Campus Reform:

Students told Campus Reform that the perpetrator was Margot Lovett, a gender studies and humanities professor who has a history of controversial actions on campus. Notably, OC Weekly reported in 2001 that she had promulgated a statement by the Black Radical Congress to her colleagues blaming "U.S. Imperialism" for the 9/11 attacks.

"After ripping down the posters, video footage of the incident reveals that the professor came over to tell the students that they were not allowed to put up posters on that part of campus, because it was not a free speech zone," Voorhis reports.

This professor's actions reflect hatred for human freedom and dignity, including the freedom to speak your mind on campus and the dignity to advocate for your principles in public places.

No one would deny this professor's unalienable right to free speech. A free society, however, in no way can allow her to trample upon that very same freedom when affirmed and practiced by those with whom she disagrees.

The professor may be unaware of it, but she has intrinsic dignity because she is made -- and factually knowably so -- in the image of God. Her actions are deplorable because they war against that image.

Her actions are an attack on the freedom and dignity of the human being as human being.

If allowed to reach their natural theoretical and practical conclusions, her political correctness would result in great and gross inhumanity (for example, see the Soviet gulag, Pol Pot's killing fields, the socialist concentration camps of the Nazis, America's abortion industry, and more).

I wish the professor had left that sign alone. Let it stand. Let it speak. Be thankful, and glory in, the fact that you are human being.



Friday, September 9, 2016

Parasitic Worm Named After Obama

By Rick Pearcey • September 9, 2016, 02:01 PM

"Baracktrema obamai" -- And the scientist apparently means it in a good way.

I wonder if the next parasitic worm needing appellation can be named after the federal government. In a good way, of course.



Thursday, September 8, 2016

Bill Clinton Panic Button: Slogan "Make America Great Again" Is Racist

By Rick Pearcey • September 8, 2016, 09:16 AM

Charlie Spiering reports at Breitbart:

Former President Bill Clinton ridiculed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for his slogan "Make America Great Again" suggesting that it was a false promise to American voters and racially motivated.

"That message, I’ll give you America great again -- If you’re a white southerner, you know exactly what it means," Clinton said.

Pathetic, of course.

But the truth behind it may be this: The Clintons are in panic mode, one of the chief reasons being that "National Poll Shows Donald Trump Surges Among Hispanics, African Americans."



Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Amy Schumer: I'll Move to Spain If Trump Wins

By Rick Pearcey • September 7, 2016, 09:37 AM

Someone might want to warn Spain. Here's the story.



Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Corrupt Academics and the Media

By Rick Pearcey • September 6, 2016, 10:19 AM

Walter E. Williams writes at CNSNews.com:

Some are puzzled by the dishonesty, lack of character and sheer stupidity of many people in the media. But seeing as most of them are college graduates, they don't bear the full blame. They are taught by dishonest and irresponsible academics. Let's look at it.

"A Clash of Police Policies," a column written by Dr. Thomas Sowell, presents some readily available statistics: 'Homicide rates among black males went down by 18 percent in the 1940s and by 22 percent in the 1950s. It was in the 1960s, when the ideas of Chief Justice (Earl) Warren and others triumphed, that this long decline in homicide rates among black males reversed and skyrocketed by 89 percent, wiping out all the progress of the previous 20 years."

Read more.



Monday, September 5, 2016

100,000 Chileans Protest Pending Abortion Law -- Demand "Christian" Democrats Return to Roots

By Rick Pearcey • September 5, 2016, 03:30 PM

Dan Zeidler reports from Santiago for LifeSiteNews:

In a massive rejection of the government's insistence on pushing through legislation to open the country to "legal abortion," Chileans from all walks of life, social status and religions amassed this past Saturday in downtown Santiago for a "Celebrate Life" rally.  

Evangelical Christians along with Catholics and others denounced the legislative push by President Michele Bachelet and other elected officials which calls for legalizing abortion of unborn children conceived in rape, or who are determined to have a medical condition incompatible with life, or where there is danger to the mother's life. 

"Many of those present at the rally are particularly concerned with members of the Christian Democratic Party who are supporting the pro-abortion legislation," Zeidler reports.

"It is a mockery that members of a party that calls itself Christian dare to legalize the killing of the innocent," said Carmen Croxatto of Chile's Pro-Life Pro-Family Network, according to LifeSiteNews.

"Pro-life leaders promise to make this the key determinant in the upcoming elections, declaring that any candidate or party who supports this legislation will not get their vote," Zeidler reports.

"We do not want to follow the other countries of the world which have abandoned the protection of the weakest members of the human family, starting first with so-called 'only limited abortion' and ending up with even more horrific consequences and all the damage that comes in the wake of abortion to society in general," Elizabeth Bunster of Proyetco Esperanza said, according to LifeSiteNews.



Friday, September 2, 2016

Sickville: Homosex Teacher "Mentors" Homosex Teens, Molests Them, Dies in Murder-Suicide

By Rick Pearcey • September 2, 2016, 11:19 AM

A Minnesota teacher and his "husband" are "dead in an apparent murder-suicide, after both were placed under investigation for molesting several children," Blake Neff reports at The Daily Caller.

The two homosexuals "apparently lured in their victims by offering to 'mentor' gay youth and instead molesting them," the DC reports.

To build one's life upon a lie is to die. That's bad enough, that's sad enough -- and it's so much worse when you drag other people into your self-created Hell-on-Earth.

Yes, these unfortunate men lived a life of perversion. A life of perversion enabled by irrational happy talk about "diversity," "tolerance," "love," counterfeit "marriage," and a propaganda system designed to advance their unfortunate, unhealthy, immoral agenda.

So yes, they were "liberated." From reason, from ethics, and ultimately from life itself. To build one's life upon a lie is to die. To lie is to hate truth. To hate truth is to choose death. So sad.



Thursday, September 1, 2016

Australian Mom Charged for Pro-life Outreach Outside Abortion Center

By Rick Pearcey • September 1, 2016, 12:33 PM

Steve Weatherbe reports from Melbourne for LifeSiteNews.com:

A Catholic theology student and mother of 13 is the first person charged under the State of Victoria's new bubble zone law for distributing pro-life material to clients at a downtown abortion clinic.

Kathleen Clubb, 50, wrote on the website devoted to raising funds for her legal defense that she planned to challenge the law, which was passed last year and took effect in May. "I intend to pursue this case to the High Court to prove that the 'Safe Access Zone' amendment is unconstitutional because it burdens the constitutional freedom of political communication."

Read more.



Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Homeland Security Eyes Takeover of U.S. Elections. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

By Rick Pearcey • August 31, 2016, 09:26 AM

Paul Bedard reports at the Washington Examiner:

Even before the FBI identified new cyber attacks on two separate state election boards, the Department of Homeland Security began considering declaring the election a "critical infrastructure," giving it the same control over security it has over Wall Street and and the electric power grid. . . .

Johnson also said that the big issue at hand is that there isn't a central election system since the states run elections. "There's no one federal election system. There are some 9,000 jurisdictions involved in the election process," Johnson said.

Apart from opening the door to more easily and endlessly rigged elections, putting the White House in charge of U.S. elections seems a swell idea.

But for me, it smacks of putting foxes in charge of hen house security.

History, logic, and everything you see in the daily news tells us that human freedom and dignity prefer and require a diversity of centers of power.

You can read about this wisdom in the Declaration of Independence, and it's why the Constitution divides political and governmental power in so many ways. Checks and balances, etc.

Washington solves problems by making them worse. And in return, the federal government enfeebles and infantilizes the American people.

Listen up, Washington: True diversity really is one of our strengths. Just do your job as set forth in the U.S. Constitution, consistent with Declaration norms.

That's what's needed, and that's all we ask. 

That's why the states created you, by the way. We created you. You didn't create us. It'll be better for everyone if you can keep that straight.

Washington must decrease if America is to increase.



Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Condemnocrats: "The American Ghetto Has Replaced the Cotton Fields"

By Rick Pearcey • August 30, 2016, 08:02 AM

"The American ghetto has replaced the cotton fields, where Democrats have gathered blacks in these horrible, miserable conditions, all for political power," says Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke, according to Michael Chapman reporting at CNSNews.

Go here to read "Sheriff Clarke: 455 Murders in Chicago This Year Greater Than Coalition Deaths in Afghanistan Since 2013."



Sunday, August 28, 2016

Debunked! The Myth of Nordic Socialist Utopia Crumbles

By Rick Pearcey • August 28, 2016, 10:43 AM

"The Nordic countries have a culture of success that gives them prosperity, that gives them social success," says Swedish economist Dr. Nima Sanandaji, who is the author of the just published Debunking Utopia: Exposing the Myth of Nordic Socialism. "This culture of success predates the welfare state."

Read more here.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Extremist Saul Alinsky Had a Daughter: Her Name Is Hillary Clinton

By Rick Pearcey • August 26, 2016, 06:05 AM

Read about it in "Alinsky's Daughter: Here's the Truth About Hillary the Media Won't Tell You."



Thursday, August 25, 2016

Trump's Hillary Clinton "Crooked" Ad Tops More Than 4 Million Views

By Rick Pearcey • August 25, 2016, 11:47 AM

More than 4.2 million views thus far. Watch "Crooked" here.



Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Gallup Poll: Contra Obama, White and Non-White Americans Massively Favor Photo ID to Vote

By Rick Pearcey • August 24, 2016, 03:32 PM

According to the results of a Gallup poll published this week, 80% of Americans favor "requiring all voters to provide photo identification at their voting place in order to vote."

What's more, according to Gallup, this very strong support is reflected across the diversity of races in the U.S., with 81% of whites favoring a photo ID requirement and 77% of nonwhites favoring photo ID.

This strong support and broad unity stand in contrast to the divisive, out-of-touch, fraud-friendly approach of Barack Obama.

On the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, Obama specifically targeted "laws with restrictive photo ID requirements" as a contemporary example of "many people trying to erect new barriers to the vote." 

In fact, what Americans of all colors strongly favor are barriers to voter fraud -- restrictions on the possibility of stealing elections. And photo ID makes it more difficult to commit voter fraud.

"In sum," Gallup concludes, Americans want "stronger checks against fraud." That's a good thing. Right, Mr. Obama?



Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Italians Mobilizing: Want No Radicalizing Mosque Near Leaning Tower of Pisa

By Rick Pearcey • August 23, 2016, 09:36 AM

Nick Squires reports from Rome for the UK Telegraph:

Campaigners in Tuscany are fighting against a plan to build a mosque a few hundred yards from the Leaning Tower of Pisa

They are concerned that it is too close to the stone tower, one of Italy's best known tourist attractions, and fear that it could become a centre for radicalisation of local Muslims, of whom there are around 600. 

The building of the mosque in Via del Brennero has been provisionally approved by Pisa's centre-left council but campaigners are gathering signatures for a petition calling for a local referendum on the issue.

"According to a recent poll, 57 per cent of Pisans are against the mosque," says campaign leader Gianluca Gambini, the Telegraph reports. 

“It's not just that it would be built in the wrong location, just 400 metres from the Leaning Tower, but also because people know that mosques are places where there is a risk of radicalisation," Gambini says, according to the Telegraph.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Viva Diversity!!! Federal Court Blocks Obama Regime's Extremist Trans Agenda

By Rick Pearcey • August 22, 2016, 04:21 PM

Ken Klukowski reports at Breitbart:

A federal judge has ruled in favor of 13 states against President Barack Obama's directive that public schools must allow students and adults to enter whatever bathrooms or showers they choose, a policy imposing transgenderism on the nation's schools.

Among the reasons the judge ruled that Obama's unilateral action is illegal is "because it violates the meaning of 'sex' in Title VII and Title IX, making the directive contrary to law," Klukowski writes.

The meaning of "sex" in Title VII and Title IX has nothing to do with how a 3rd-grader feels on Tuesday at 10 a.m. -- whether that feeling is "girlish" or "boyish." The meaning has rather to do with the biological facts of life, such that young males are biologically boys and young females are biologically girls. It's a wonderful diversity that respects the facts of life.

Why does Obama seek to crush this diversity?

Sometimes, it seems, politicians lose their way. Especially when they lust after power. And especially when they view government power as the means to impose their very private, fact-challenged personal belief system.

What's more, if they can cloak that lust in focus-group tested propaganda ("discrimination!" "equality!"), so much the better -- for the lustful politician, that is, not so much for the people over whom the Mussolinis seek to lord it over.

But, someone has said, "Facts are stubborn things." And thank the God of facts, evidence, evaluation, and critical thinking for that.

I'll tell you a secret: There's a really wonderful kind of discrimination called noticing the differences between male and female, boys and girls, men and women.

No doubt, Obama himself practiced discrimination when he chose his wife, Michelle, discriminating not only against all men but also discriminating against all other women.

I am sure that this would be an ongoing discrimination that wife Michelle might mightily agree with and respect.

And because of that "discrimination," just one woman (Michelle) now enjoys a very unequal amount of access to a man who not only is her husband but also is the president of the United States.

Clearly: This is good discrimination performed on behalf of a wonderful diversity. And a rather large tip of the hat to the joys of inequality, too.

But Obama's extremist transgenderism is anything but good and wonderful. For it rejects the facts of life and it seeks to impose upon all America a relativistic ideology that in principle alienates a person's "gender" from that person's biological sex. 

That's not governance, it's fanatcism. And the guilty party is Obama.

That's not respect, it's alienation. And the divisive one is Obama.

Let's celebrate this victory of common sense rooted in facts over against extremist politics rooted in fanaticism.

Intelligence "tests everything" and revolts when necessary. We shall overcome.



Friday, August 19, 2016

Confirmed: Islam, Not "Grievances," Fuels Muslim Hate for the West

By Rick Pearcey • August 19, 2016, 10:11 AM

Raymond Ibrahim at Frontpagemag.com offers the following quote from the recently published article "Why We Hate You and Why We Fight You":

We hate you, first and foremost, because you are disbelievers; you reject the oneness of Allah -- whether you realize it or not -- by making partners for Him in worship, you blaspheme against Him, claiming that He has a son [Christ], you fabricate lies against His prophets and messengers, and you indulge in all manner of devilish practices.

It is for this reason that we were commanded to openly declare our hatred for you and our enmity towards you. "There has already been for you an excellent example in Abraham and those with him, when they said to their people, 'Indeed, we are disassociated from you and from whatever you worship other than Allah. We have rejected you, and there has arisen, between us and you, enmity and hatred forever until you believe in Allah alone'" (Al-Mumtahanah 4 [i.e., Koran 60:4]).

Furthermore, just as your disbelief is the primary reason we hate you, your disbelief is the primary reason we fight you, as we have been commanded to fight the disbelievers until they submit to the authority of Islam, either by becoming Muslims, or by paying jizyah – for those afforded this option ["People of the Book"] -- and living in humiliation under the rule of the Muslims [per Koran 9:29].

Read more.



Thursday, August 18, 2016

Young Mother With Glock Threatened by Armed Robber. That Cost Him His Life

By Rick Pearcey • August 18, 2016, 08:41 AM

Here's the news story from ABC15 about a petite young mother at a gas station in Glendale, Arizona, who defended herself in the midst of an armed robbery.

According to the news report, the robber asked Carolann Miracle "for a cigarette and a lighter before he threatened to take her life."

Her response was to channel in "what her father, a Marine, taught her about protecting herself," reports Navideh Forghani of ABC15.

"He stuck a gun to my neck and told me, 'It's loaded, don't move'," Carolann told the reporter. "I think he thought, 'She's a little girl. Maybe she doesn't know how to use her weapon'."

When asked, Carolann said she weighs 85 pounds and is 4 feet, 11 inches tall.

"I dropped my soda, released my gun from my holster, cocked it, and shot him and then we ran in the opposite way."

Carolann said, "I feel sorry for him" and that "I didn't mean to kill him" but that "I had to defend my sister and me."

How might you or a family member of yours have acted in this kind of situation? Dean Weingarten at Gunwatch offers several observations that some may find helpful.

Weingarten says Carolann Miracle "did many things right" and that her Marine father "taught her well."

Hat tip: Stacy on the Right



Wednesday, August 17, 2016

How to Escape the Horror of Obamacare

By Rick Pearcey • August 17, 2016, 11:57 AM

Betsy Mccaughey writes at American Spectator:

On Tuesday, Aetna announced it's canceling its Obamacare plans in nearly all states. Count on other major insurers to back out soon.When open enrollment starts November 1, the public will see they're going to have few plans to choose from.

Worse, they're going to be paying lots more for health insurance in 2017 and getting less. Across the country, state insurance departments are announcing double-digit premium hikes, in some places.

The more you know about the demonically named "Affordable Care Act," the less you like. "People who earn too much to qualify for a subsidy will be forced to pay as much as a fifth of their income for health insurance," Mccaughey continues.

In return for this joy, "they’ll get less choice of doctors and hospitals and less prescription drug coverage." Ah, yes. Obama's transformation.

But there is hope beyond this darkness. "Annual enrollment begins eight days before voters go to the polls," Mccaughey writes.

"Donald Trump is vowing to repeal Obamacare. Hillary Clinton is doubling down on keeping and expanding it. Democrats are worried Obamacare sticker shock will have an 11th hour impact on the election."

There is therefore "a way out," according to Mccaughey. "If you don't want Obamacare rammed down your throat, vote Republican in November."



Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Whole Foods CEO: Socialism "Never Has Worked" and "Never Will"

By Rick Pearcey • August 16, 2016, 10:58 AM

Bradford Richardson reports at the WTimes:

The CEO of Whole Foods Market says socialism is a fundamentally flawed economic theory that never has worked and never will.

John Mackey, who debated Marxist economist John Roemer at FreedomFest in Las Vegas last week, said state-controlled economies simply don't comport with human nature.

"I want to make the world a better place. But you have to do that in a sort of pragmatic fashion, not a utopian transformation," Mr. Mackey told Opportunity Lives after the debate.

Or you can put it like this: Your economic theory about reality has got to fit the facts on the ground if it is ever to get off the ground and help "make the world a better place."

Otherwise, empirical facts falsify your theory, and no amount of "good intentions," government funding, or magical thinking is going to turn a falsified economic theory that does not work in the real world into a verified economic theory that does work in the real world.

"There's not going to be a new human being that's going to pop up [so] that human nature ceases to exist, and that's been the myth of the socialistic man, that they can change human nature," Mackey is quoted as saying.

Also, according to the WTimes, the Whole Foods CEO disagrees with the professor's belief that socialism could work but the problem is that it "just hasn’t been done right."

  "He's an economics professor at Yale who believes that he knows the best thing for society: 80 percent tax rates, entrepreneurs will work hard and still be creative for the goodness of their heart, and sins don't matter," Mackey said in critique of Roemer's position, according to the Times

In fact, "socialism has failed miserably every place it has been tried," Mackey countered.

Oh, well maybe "it just hasn’t been done right," Mackey suggested, describing an oft-used socialist-favoring reply.

Why hasn't it been done right as of yet? "Because the right people aren’t running it yet. If John Roemer and his gang were running, it would be good," Mackey said, according to the Times.

It is important, however, to understand that not even the "right people" (who are never around, it seems) can transmogrify that which is false into that which is true. If socialism is false, no amount of "right people" and no amount of government taxing and spending can change falsified socialism into something true to reality.

Magical thinking about the economic facts of life remains magical thinking about the economic facts of life no matter who does the thinking. And then imposing that fantasy, that illusion, that comforting but false ideology, upon the lives of real people does great harm and results in great evil, much pain and suffering and bloodshed. All in the pursuit of an empty opiate called socialism.

Socialism "sounds good in theory . . .  but in reality never works," Richardson quotes Mackey as saying.

Whole Foods is fortunate to have a CEO who rejects the way of a cult, who instead embraces a liberating economic theory that produces real fruit in the real world.

It is true: "Man shall not live on bread alone," and life is more than bread. The problem for socialism is that it can't even get you the bread.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Joy: That Usain Bolt Photo

By Rick Pearcey • August 15, 2016, 12:13 PM

. . . captures the joy of sport, photographed during last night's 100-meter semi-finals at the Rio Olympics. He took gold in the final at 9.81 seconds.



Friday, August 12, 2016

Attacking America: Military Court Upholds Marine's Bad Conduct Discharge Over Bible Verses

By Rick Pearcey • August 12, 2016, 12:30 PM

When Obama talks about fundamentally transforming America, what he means is fundamentally attacking America, an example of which can be seen in a news story published yesterday in the Washington Times. Bradford Richardson reports:

The highest U.S. military court has upheld the bad conduct discharge of a Marine who refused to remove Bible verses from her workstation.

That's right. Bible verses. A country whose birth certificate publicly proclaims its rootedness in the Creator now has incompetent judges who decree that information from the Creator cannot be displayed at work by people in the U.S. military.

Ahem, there would be no U.S. military apart from the founding commitment to create a nation rooted in the Creator. I think the Declaration of Independence pretty much settles that one.

The word transformation has such a nice, positive ring to it. But nothing positive is going on here. What Obama represents, and what this ruling represents, is an attack on America.

And not an attack on something peripheral, but on something foundational -- such that, if the attack succeeds, that which rests upon the foundation isn't merely "transformed." Rather, it is utterly destroyed.

Yep. Birds will still be singing. But they'll be singing amid the ruins.

Obama is about attacking America and destroying America. And that, by definition, is a move away from human freedom and dignity into human unfreedom and indignity. "A" cannot equal "non-A."

Richardson continues his report:

In a 4-1 decision handed down Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces said the Religious Freedom Restoration Act does not apply to the case of former Cpl. Monifa Sterling, who was court-martialed and convicted of six offenses stemming from her noncompliance.

Political secularlists -- such as Obama -- as a matter of their worldview commitment, must find a way to remove the Creator, Christianity, the Bible, and Americans who affirm these matters from any kind of legitimate role in public life.

Oh, so there's this thing called the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act." Ah, who cares? A president and a secular machine that has already disrespected the U.S. Constitution isn't going to be bothered by a law. They'll find a way around it. They'll find judges more than happy to impose their personal anti-Creator, anti-1st Amendment feelings upon whatever case happens to be before them. Rubber stamp that secularism.

The 1st Amendment of course tells Congress to "make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

The Christian consensus that gave birth to the United States was rightly worried about a power-hungry centralized federal government.

The founders were equally rightly worried not about the influence of Christianity on public life (that's what they wanted). Rather, they wanted to outlaw the possibility of a national, federal state Christian denominational church.

This was an application of Christianity, not a rejection of Christianity. Because Christianity teaches what everybody knows: People are noble and yet they are broken, fallen. And as fallen people, humans -- even the best of us -- will tend to abuse power to the degree that it is consolidated, monopolized, and not held accountable. 

Just look at Washington, D.C., today.

Thus, the rationale for the famous "separation of church and state." Not as an attack on Christianity, but as an attack on attempts to unify state power and ecclesiastical power into a massive political-ecclesiastical power monopoly.

There was to be -- as a matter of the application of Christian wisdom to the body politic -- no national Anglican, Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran or some of kind of Christian denominational federal, national state church.

So when Kelly Shackelford, who is president of the First Liberty Institute, which represented Monifa Sterling, characterized the ruling as "absolutely outrageous," he is absolutely correct.

Of course Monifa Sterling can place Bible verses in her public workplace. In fact, a U.S. president could fill the Oval Office with Bible verses, if that were his desire, and he'd be totally consistent with the mainstream founding American vision that has attracted millions of people from around the world to her shores.

Christianity is a verifiable way of life meant to be lived out across the whole of life. It is decisively not a private "faith" experience by people holding hands inside irrelevant prayer closets, singing hymns until they die.

Obama would like to reduce Christianity to that kind of non-Christian nonsense (unless it's a secularized, compromised church pushing green homosexual Muslims who know for a fact the AC has got to go to save Planet Earth).

But Christ and Christianity will have nothing to do with Obama's attack on Christianity. Open the Bible and you will find a reality orientation encouraging people to challenge wisely the inhumane status quo and to do so on the basis of verifiable, knowable information concerning God, humanity, and the cosmos. Christianity is a resistance movement par excellence.

"If they can court-martial a Marine over a Bible verse, what's to stop them from punishing service members for reading the Bible, talking about their faith, or praying?"

Of course the attack on her is an attack on all of us. It is an attack on any free-thinking human being who chooses to live in liberating community with God and man.

Monifa Sterling "was court-martialed in 2014 after she refused to take down three handmade placards inscribed with various Bible verses, including Isaiah 54:17, which reads, 'No weapon formed against you shall prosper'," Richardson reports. 

How odd! A Christian woman in the U.S. military surrounds her space with reminders from the Creator about the ultimate failure of those who stand against God. Yes, there will be setbacks. Yes, there is a battle. Yes, secularists will persecute Christians for affirming what is true. The battle rages, but in the end, those who oppose the Creator will not prosper.

And if you examine the kingdoms and principalities set up by those who despise the Creator and his liberating norms for human freedom and dignity, what you see is a historical record of lies, slavery, pain, hatred, deceit. And failure. And that's just the president's cabinet.

Monifa Sterling is to be commended for standing her ground. Her stand is consistent with the 1st Amendment, with the Declaration of Independence, and with who she is as a human being of intrinsic freedom and dignity, having been created in the image of God.

Obama and his true believers are attacking America and Americans. It is not a nice "transformation." Rather it is a blatant, angry, hateful assault on America.

America qua America prospers. America rooted in love and truth in community with God and man -- that America prospers.

Obama's counterfeit? No so much. 

We have a lot of work to do. Let's repel this anti-God, anti-humanity, and anti-American attack on who we are as a people and who we are as a nation.

And Monifa Sterling, thank you for your service to our nation. You will always be one of the few. We need more like you.



Thursday, August 11, 2016

Easy to Be an Atheist If You Ignore Science

By Rick Pearcey • August 11, 2016, 03:12 PM

Moshe Averick writes at Algemeiner.com:

Although the general public is disconcertingly unaware of it, it is a fact that scientists do not have even the slightest clue as to how life could have begun through an unguided naturalistic process absent the intervention of a conscious creative force.

Read more here (don't neglect the comments).

Moshe Averick is author of new book Nonsense of a High Order: The Confused World of Modern Atheism.



Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Socialist Bernie Sanders Spends $600,000 on Another Home. His 3rd. For Summer Vacations

By Rick Pearcey • August 10, 2016, 09:32 AM

Thomas Lifson writes at American Thinker:

The great thing about being an avowed socialist is that you get to posture as a self-righteous man of the people without foregoing the benefits of wealth.

Take the case of Bernie Sanders, whose self-reported net worth was $528,014, yet who just spent a reported $600,000 on a summer "vacation home" with 500 feet of lake frontage on gorgeous Lake Champlain.

Read more.



Tuesday, August 9, 2016

If Hillary Clinton "Is Elected, Vladimir Putin Will Have the Capacity to Blackmail Her at Will"

By Rick Pearcey • August 9, 2016, 10:34 AM

Saagar Enjeti reports at The Daily Caller:

Experts are lining up to imply that Russia likely hacked Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

Such a hack, they imply, may give Russian President Vladimir Putin key leverage, essentially to hold her as a digital hostage at any time if she becomes president.

Read more.



Monday, August 8, 2016

Shock Photos: Hillary Clinton Needs Help on Stairs

By Rick Pearcey • August 8, 2016, 10:36 AM

"In this heated presidential race where being 'fit' and 'stable' have become terms in the arsenal of both campaigns, startling photographs emerged Sunday showing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton apparently getting help in climbing up some stairs," WND reports.

"The photos, published by the Reuters and Getty news agencies, show Mrs. Clinton, 68, receiving help as she tries to ascend a staircase in front of a home. The images were actually taken in February when the former first lady was campaigning for president in South Carolina," according to WND.

As a matter of the public record and objective evidence, there is no doubt that Hillary Clinton -- by any constitutional measure and in matters of truthfulness -- is not fit to be president of the United States.

More than this, her secular, Marxist, statist political philosophy is the antithesis of human freedom and dignity. This can be said without rancor and as a matter of fact and reason, demonstrated in history. It is unfortunate for her, but true.

On top of this, if you read through this article, examine its images and videos, it seems clear that Mrs. Clinton is facing significant physiological and perhaps mental challenges.

One of the videos captures Mrs. Clinton talking with reporters, and in it she appears to lose control of her body -- her head kind of wobbles up and down almost as if in a Hollywood film about demon possession. I had no idea she was facing this kind of difficulty.

Hillary Clinton's state of being needs to be carefully examined. The release of her medical records would be a good start. For her sake. And ours.



Friday, August 5, 2016

Paul Ryan Congressional Challenger: Shariah-Compliant Muslims Should Be Deported

By Rick Pearcey • August 5, 2016, 12:27 PM

Dave Urbanski reports at The Blaze:

The outspoken Wisconsin businessman looking to unseat House Speaker Paul Ryan in the state's congressional primary says Muslims in the United States who adhere to Shariah law should be deported since the ideology is in "direct conflict with the U.S. Constitution."

Paul Nehlen gave an intense radio interview with "Chicago's Morning Answer" on Monday saying he believes Muslims in the United States should be subjected a religious test to determine if they're Shariah-compliant -- then acknowledged there's no way to "vet" that process.

Islam is a religion that encourages its followers to lie to infidels and to impose its will upon individuals and societies by force, by the sword, by acts of terror.

From the point of view of Islam, the United States is a nation of infidels founded upon the documents of infidels -- such as the U.S. Constitution, for example.

As a matter of principle, as a matter of fidelity to Shariah law, therefore, no Sharia-compliant Muslim can be trusted when taking the oath to "protect and defend" that infidel document known as the U.S. Constitution.

In such a setting, to lie under oath is linguistic and legal terror. It is the vocal parallel to Islamic physical terror.

It is a spiritual terror directed at and antithetical to the U.S. Constitution and the humanity-affirming and Creator-affirming worldview upon which this document stands, an ultimate orientation expressed so clearly in the Declaration of Independence.

The two forms of terror -- the deceit and the murder -- are united in purpose when jihadists scream "Allahu Akbar" before slaughtering men, women, and children who are unaware they are in the immediate presence of wolves. 

"Islam is not just a religion. It's a political system," Nehlen warns (watch the video). "It's got a different set of rules . . . . This isn't the Amish coming to the country."



Thursday, August 4, 2016

Socialism Always Kills: Forced Labor in Venezuela

By Rick Pearcey • August 4, 2016, 10:42 AM

In a video on this page, Matt Kibbe explores how "socialism always kills."

Here is a transcript of Kibbe's remarks:

People in Venezuela who have never spent a day of their life on a farm may soon be forced by the government to work the farmlands.

President Nicolás Madura has decreed that anybody could be drafted for up to 60 days to help increase aggregate food output.

Amnesty International says that this is just forced labor by some other words, but aren't we really talking about slavery here?

This is a classic socialist strategy.

As things start to unwind, governments start to enforce, by dictate, at the point of a gun, forced labor.

History repeats itself.

The same strategy was used by Fidel Castro to force his people to work the sugar fields.

It happened under the Khmer Rouge as Pol Pot insisted that production quotas were not met because farmers were being disloyal to the socialist dream.

Of course it happened in China, where Mao succeeded in starving some 45 million people by trying to manage, by trying to force, by trying to enslave his people.

Kibbe concludes: "Socialism always kills."



Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Terror-Weary Germans Turn Against Merkel

By Rick Pearcey • August 3, 2016, 08:51 AM

Don Snyder reports at Fox News:

Five violent terror-related attacks in a two-week span are prompting Germans to turn on longtime Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has continued to embrace a liberal refugee policy some say has compromised safety.

Although Germany has so far been spared the kind of atrocities that shook Brussels, Paris and Nice in the last year, there have been 15 deaths and dozens injured in attacks in Germany since July 18.

Two of the attacks have been linked to ISIS, and many suspect the others bore hallmarks of terrorism.

"Politicians from both the left and the right have assailed the once-enormously popular chancellor’s plan to integrate more than a million refugees from war zones in the Middle East and Afghanistan," Snyder reports.



Tuesday, August 2, 2016

NBA, Listen Up: With Trans Regime, Say Goodbye to Women's Sports

By Rick Pearcey • August 2, 2016, 10:48 AM

Melody Wood writes at CNSNews.com:

How far does the NBA want transgender "rights" to go?

The NBA stepped into the culture war with its recent decision to move the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina, citing "the climate created by HB2," the bill that requires government single-sex bathrooms be available only to people on basis of the sex on their birth certificate.

And in so stepping, the NBA may have landed upon a minefield of massive proportion. This is because, as Wood writes, "Bathrooms and locker rooms aren't the only area where transgender activists could demand changes. In fact, sports itself -- not just the bathrooms used by its fans -- could be affected."

Has the politically correct NBA actually thought through where its position leads when applied to other areas of life? Consider: "Would the NBA's sister organization, the WNBA, be willing to let any current NBA player who decides to identify as a female compete on a woman's team?," Wood asks.

Human beings in fact are physically diverse, with enjoyable differences -- attractive inequalities, one might say -- due to any number of factors, including the sexual biological given of whether one is male or female.

And if you want lack of joy, and structural unfairness, try pretending these differences are somehow unreal or simply don't matter or can be overridden by personal feelings or political dictates.

Wood notes how such a pretense would impact negatively upon the WNBA:

Of course, allowing biological men into the WNBA could be unfair to current WNBA players and the many women and girls who aspire to a career in basketball. After all, the average male in his 20s outjumps 95 percent of all women of the same age, and only a handful of WNBA players can dunk.

But if the NBA believes preferred gender identity, not biological sex, is what matters, it naturally follows that men who now identify as women, perhaps without even having any medical treatment, should play in the WNBA, not NBA.

The terminus point of transgender theorizing is clear: Denying the biological facts of life is itself a pathway to unfairness and new forms of discrimination. Surely, there's a better way to cast out old demons than by inviting in new demons.

It is crucial to understand the real-world results of this political ideology that requires an alienation from one's physicality. "If all women's sports are opened to those who identify as women, regardless of genetics, biology, muscle mass, physiology, hormones, and bone structure -- in other words, regardless of sex -- we'll begin seeing many more girls and women who won't be able to compete because of physical differences between men and women," Wood writes.

"This just isn't fair to women athletes and would reverse the long fought battles to end discrimination against women and girls in sports," she argues.

"The NBA's decision to move the All-Star Game from Charlotte is an unnecessary use of cultural cronyism to promote a political ideology currently in vogue," Wood concludes. "And the ideology it is promoting may eventually lead to the demise of women's sports as a unique venue where women can compete and win fairly."

Life precedes sport, and itself affirms a fact-based set of rules. Follow them and there's beauty -- both in life and in sport. Ignore them, and it's game over.



Monday, August 1, 2016

Boom: Campus Carry Now in Texas -- What You Need to Know

By Rick Pearcey • August 1, 2016, 10:16 AM

Matthew Watkins writes at the Texas Tribune:

After months of meetings, protests and political debates, the time has come: It's legal to carry handguns into university buildings in Texas. The state's new campus carry law, passed in 2015, went into effect Monday.

What does that mean "at schools across the state," according to Watkins?

Here are a few bullet points:

  • "Not everyone gets to carry guns; in fact, most students can't"
  • "You still can't carry at community colleges or private schools"
  • "There are still places [on campus] you can't take your gun"
  • "This law is not unprecedented"
  • "Campus carry is not open carry"

And finally, the "fight isn't over," Watkins states. "Gun rights advocates are upset about campuses trying to ban guns in dorms. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has argued that such bans violate the law. On the other side, three UT-Austin professors have sued their school and the state saying that the law violates academic freedom. A hearing on that case is scheduled for later this week."

Read the article in the Texas Tribune.



Friday, July 29, 2016

Abusive Fanatics: Drunk Men Use Trans Law to Invade Women's Bathroom

By Rick Pearcey • July 29, 2016, 10:35 AM

Lianne Laurence reports at LifeSiteNews:

An Alberta tavern has come under fire for banning men — whether or not they are presenting or transitioning into "women" — from using the women's bathroom.

But Medicine Hat's Corona Tavern says it did so because drunken men claiming to be transgendered have been entering the women's bathroom since Rachel Notley's NDP government passed its "trans rights" Bill 7.

"This has caused some young female patrons to feel unsafe and threatened," the bar's management said in a Tuesday press release.

Read the news report.



Thursday, July 28, 2016

Protester at DNC Catches Fire After Trying to Dance on Burning American Flag

By Rick Pearcey • July 28, 2016, 08:55 AM

Breitbart News reports:

Protesters at the Democratic National Convention grew even rowdier than on previous nights and a U.S. flag was lit on fire -- and a protester attempting to dance on the burning flag ended up on fire. The graphic video can be seen [here].

Police and protesters attempted to treat the injuries and worked together to carry off the burned protester.

See the story.



Wednesday, July 27, 2016

American Flag Avoiding Hillary?

By Rick Pearcey • July 27, 2016, 07:52 AM

Husband Billy showed up, trying "his best to humanize" her.

Also in view at the DNC was the Communist flag of North Korea (for the little people, and their loving dictatorial masters).

And yet the bold red, white, and blue of Old Glory has been hard to spot. Phil Shiver of CR is on the case.



Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Defeating Planned Parenthood: Texas Dismisses Felony Charges Against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt

By Rick Pearcey • July 26, 2016, 02:37 PM

Ben Johnson reports at LifeSiteNews:

All charges have been dismissed against Center for Medical Progress [CMP] investigators David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, multiple sources have confirmed to LifeSiteNews.

Prosecutors with the Harris County District Attorney's office dropped the charges before the pair could pursue their legal motion to quash the charges at a hearing at 9 a.m. Central time, according to the Houston Chronicle.

This morning, CMP project lead David Daleiden called the dismissal of the charges "a resounding vindication of the First Amendment rights of all citizen journalists, and also a clear warning to any of Planned Parenthood's political cronies who would attack whistleblowers to protect Planned Parenthood from scrutiny."

Read more.



Monday, July 25, 2016

Ivanka Trump Fashion Line Made in China, Vietnam

By Rick Pearcey • July 25, 2016, 10:12 AM

A big hit at the Republican National Convention last week, Ivanka Trump touted her father as someone who fights "for his employees."

Some admirers may be surprised "to learn that the vast majority" Ivanka Trump's "clothes are not manufactured in U.S., but in China and Vietnam, two countries under the spotlight for human rights abuses and poor labour conditions," Andrew Buncombe reports at the UK Independent. "Some of the items are labelled simply as 'imported'."



Friday, July 22, 2016

"Make America Great Again?" Homosex PayPal Founder's RNC Speech Further Muddies Waters on Trump's Agenda

By Rick Pearcey • July 22, 2016, 12:29 PM

Lisa Bourne writes at LifeSiteNews:

Trump's mixed message on social issues was further augmented by the choice to feature [homosexual PayPal founder Peter] Thiel because of PayPal's record of support for Planned Parenthood and homosexual activism.

PayPal has spent years on Life Decisions International’s Planned Parenthood Boycott list, landing there as recently as 2015

The global payment company bowed several years ago to homosexual activist pressure to deny service to a Christian ministry and a Christian blogger because of their so-called "hate" and "extremism."

PayPal's more recent fiscal move against the state of North Carolina for enacting legislation supporting its residents’ privacy and security was a blow to both religious freedom and jobs in the area.

"PayPal pulled out of plans to open a global operations center in Charlotte in response to Gov. Pat McCrory having signed H.B. 2 into law, overturning the Charlotte City ordinance forcing businesses to give biological males access to female restrooms and showers. PayPal's move cost the area 400 jobs," Bourne writes.

Comment: If Donald Trump wants to "make America great again," he will need to reject any form of extremism that despises the building blocks of human freedom and dignity, as expressed politically and governmentally, for example, in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

Despite its politically correct public relations, the homosexualist LGBTQ agenda is a prime example of such extremism, for it 1) despises the verifiable Judeo-Christian worldview that undergirds the U.S. founding, 2) despises an open, honest, fair, and fact-based analysis of its extremist viewpoint, and 3) is trying to replace the only known adequate basis for human freedom and dignity with a relativistic will-to-power agenda that has far too much in common with the brutal and bloody fascisms and socialisms of the 20th century than with any basis that could possible "make America great again."

Both intellectually and in practice, this homosexualist extremism bespeaks an agenda that is fanatical, imperious, and dangerous. Its pride is precisely the kind of pride that "goes before destruction."

Intelligence, freedom of thought, a respect for the facts of life, the affirmation of human freedom and dignity -- in a verifiable life in community with God and man, as opposed to the fear-of-facts anti-community required by homosexualist fanaticism -- this is the humane and mainstream position of the American experiment in political and human exceptionalism.

If Trump wants change that is positive and humane, this is the way to go. To share in the extremist LGBTQ agenda is to internalize the seeds of your own destruction.

This is true of individuals and of nations. But for the free-thinking person and for a liberty-minded nation, this need not be so and indeed cannot be so.

It is impossible to "make America great again" while rejecting the principles that made America great in the first place.

Surely, Donald Trump knows skyscrapers need strong foundations if they are to last, and that a mixture of shoddy work with exemplary work is a recipe for disaster -- no matter how good the PR or how shiny the press releases. May he apply that lesson to the challenge of making America great again.