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Thursday, April 30, 2009

What About Obama, Mussolini, and the Unmentionable Herr Hitler?

By Rick Pearcey • April 30, 2009, 09:53 AM

Writing in American Spectator, Quin Hillyer defends the proposition that "Barack Obama's economic policies (and others) . . . are straight out of the Mussolini playbook." Hillyer had compared the economics of Musso and Obama in an April 2 column.

Hillyer sees a difference between fascism and Nazism. This may be a distinction lost on preborn citizens in a land ruled by a relativistic Washington-centric elite led by a Socialist president. Mr. Obama accepts class warfare hatreds but rejects the concept and practice of unalienable rights rooted in a knowable Creator who expects human beings to apply truth across the whole of life, including public life, including political life, including government life.

The PR in support of aborcentration centers suggests they are more cool than concentration camps, but the mentality seems quite similar. The secular state has delegated to pregnant women (instead of SS camp guards) the authority to decide who lives and who dies among a certain class of humanity (preborn American citizens). Millions of human beings have been slaughtered on the basis of this ugly expression of "progressive" and inhumane class warfare.

The real-world result of "choice" is a land awash in blood ("Abortion Macht Frei!"). Blood money fills the coffers and war chests of the secularists. Who needs the SS and railroad tracks when you have Planned Parenthood, single-minded Democrats, and double-minded Republicans?

What's crucial is not the diversity but the unity that describes Obama, Mussolini, and Hitler. All three reject the foundational, liberating, protective, and humane concept of unalienable rights endowed by an existing, knowable Creator in whose image every single human being is created and therefore has value and signficance. 

All three accept instead the notion of a relativistic, arbitrary, secular but "spiritual" state as the center of gravity and salvation for government and society.

There may be differences in personality, historic circumstances, skin color, and how one shines one's shoes. But the crucial point is the in-principle triumph of tyranny over liberty. It is the difference between the tyranny of "civil liberties" controlled and dispensed by an idolatrous federal establishment -- and the authentic liberty afforded by human rights endowed by our true Creator upon all people.

In the playbook of tyranny are well-deserved chapters on Hitler and Mussolini. Should you ever find a U.S. president in there, be sure of this: He's not an American, even if he was born in Hawaii. As sunlight is to vampires, so is adherence to the Declaration of Independence to all tryants, statists, and political messiahs with wonderful plans for our lives. 

The Founding Vision is the philosophic center of the American experiment. That's what gathers together the children of liberty and excludes the extremist offspring of tyranny. Go ask George, John, and Tom. They pledged their sacred honor, which according to the ACLU, is no longer constitutional. 

American Fascism: Obama and Mussolini
Fascism Watch: Village Voice and Pro-Existence
National Obama Socialism
Regarding "Change" -- Liberals Drink Deeply From Fascist Well
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
How to Argue Like a Fascist
Fascism Is Back

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Miss California on Liberty Live Radio Today

By Rick Pearcey • April 29, 2009, 11:45 AM

Miss California Carrie Prejean, who recently stood up for the moral fact of the superiority of the Creator's objective norms for human marriage over against the subjective inventions and impositions of the secular homosexual establishment, will appear on nationally syndicated radio today at 4-5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

Prejean will join hosts Mat Staver and Matt Barber on Liberty Live, a video broadcast that can be accessed online at American Family Radio and OneNewsNow.

Listeners who want to ask Miss California questions on air may call 866-963-2037.

It is worth noting that Prejean's comments in defense of marriage at the Miss USA pageant place her at the vital center of the American experiment in liberty under our true and knowable Creator. This affirmation of male and female in lifelong and liberating community under God has earned Miss Prejean the scorn of intolerant extremists such as Perez Hilton, whose pro-homosexualist, anti-Judeo-Christian worldview could never have yielded the "the blessings of liberty" that alarm tryants past, present, and future. 

Centrist Miss California Told to Shut Up "About Your Faith"
BBC: On Murdering Miss California
Resisting the Reactionary Extremism of Perez Hilton
Wildmon: Carrie Prejean vs. Rick Warren
Limbaugh vs. Obama

Buchanan: Torture Ever Moral?

By Rick Pearcey • April 29, 2009, 08:15 AM

Pat Buchanan writes:

Cheney and Bush, who make no apologies for what they authorized to keep America safe for seven and a half years, should be held to account.

But so, too, should Barack Obama, if U.S. citizens die in a terror attack the CIA might have prevented, had its interrogators not been tied to an Army Field Manual written for dealing with soldiers, not al-Qaida killers who favor "soft targets" such as subways, airliners and office buildings.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wildmon: Carrie Prejean vs. Rick Warren

By Rick Pearcey • April 28, 2009, 10:18 AM

In short, "America's Pastor" needs to grow a backbone. A 21-year-old California blonde might be able to show him how. Here's Tim Wildmon's take

Centrist Miss California Told to Shut Up "About Your Faith"
BBC: On Murdering Miss California
Resisting the Reactionary Extremism of Perez Hilton
Limbaugh vs. Obama

Centrist Miss California Told to Shut Up "About Your Faith"

By Rick Pearcey • April 28, 2009, 07:58 AM

Fortunately, in the highest, centrist tradition of American exceptionalism, Carrie Prejean responds to a calling higher than that afforded by "Miss CA USA" or by extremist anti-family, pro-homosexual activists such as Perez Hilton.  WND has the story.

BBC: On Murdering Miss California
Resisting the Reactionary Extremism of Perez Hilton
Limbaugh vs. Obama

Corrupt, Slobbering Media: 100 Days and Still in Love

By Rick Pearcey • April 28, 2009, 07:25 AM

100 days and 852 broadcast stories into the regime of liberal socialist Barack Obama and the liberal socialist Obama is virtually nowhere to be found on "ABC's World News, the CBS Evening News, and the NBC Nightly News." Imagine that

"In fact, rather than challenging the President's radical policies, network news reporters have often celebrated Obama's radical agenda." Well, imagine that again.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Baby, Killers: The Inverted Conscience of Barack Obama

By Rick Pearcey • April 27, 2009, 01:57 PM

Imagine the face of a terrorist and then the face of an unborn baby. Which one, according to "care for the least of these" Barack Obama, signifies the "innocent victim" and which one the "dangerous enemy"?

Dan McLaughlin comments at RedState.

The Evil Religious Presidents Do
Regarding Change: Liberals Drink Deeply From Fascist Well

Iowa Governor Should Resist Court Tyranny on Homosex "Marriage"

By Rick Pearcey • April 27, 2009, 01:40 PM

This just in -- The following press statement issued today by Matt Barber of Liberty Alliance Action and Liberty Counsel calls on Iowa Governor Chet Culver to uphold the Iowa Constitution and resist judicial tyranny by refusing to issue marriage licenses to homosexuals: 

Iowa Governor Should Tell Court, "Thanks, But No Thanks"

"In Baker v. Nelson, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to imagine there exists a 'constitutional right' to 'same-sex marriage.' It held that if the Court were to create such a right, it would amount to an unconstitutional act of 'judicial legislation.' With its recent opinion charging that such a right exists and ordering that, starting today, marriage licenses be given to homosexual duos, the Iowa Supreme Court has done just that. It has co-opted the role of both the legislative and executive branches of government and has presumed to unconstitutionally create and administer law from the bench.

"This presents the perfect opportunity for Iowa Governor Chet Culver -- who publicly opposes 'gay marriage' -- to give the Iowa Supremes and the American people a much needed lesson in 'separation of powers.'  The constitutional process cleverly provides intrinsic checks and balances to avoid tyrannical governance from any one branch of government,” said Barber. “The Iowa Supreme Court has attempted to fundamentally redefine the millennia-old definition of natural marriage in direct conflict with the constitutionally codified will of the people and the legislature. It doesn’t get much more tyrannical than that.

“For any new law to be properly implemented, either the people of Iowa -- through ballot initiative -- or the state legislature would have to affirmatively create that new law. And, of course, if such a law arrived on the Governor’s desk by way of the legislature, he has every right to either sign it or veto it.  

“In this instance, the court has arbitrarily and unilaterally attempted to circumvent the constitutionally proscribed process and constructively impose a new law on the people of Iowa. It has issued an ‘opinion’ and an opinion is just that. The Court has no constitutional means or right to enforce its unconstitutionally imposed opinion. If the Judiciary is supreme lawmaker, then it renders the other two branches of government politically impotent. Why even have executive and legislative branches of government if we ultimately live under a judiciocracy?” asked Barber.   

“Governor Culver has an opportunity to do what former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney refused to do when given the same chance. That is, to uphold his state Constitution and become a champion to ‘we the people’ in the process. Culver should tell the Iowa Supreme Court, ‘thanks but no thanks’ and immediately order that no further marriage licenses be given to any couple that does not meet the common sense requirements properly in existence since the day the Iowa Constitution was drafted.”    

Beauty and the Beast: Resisting the Reactionary Extremism of Perez Hilton
Miss California: "God Was Testing My Faith"
Open Lesbian, CNN Anchor, Defends Miss America Judge
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

BBC: On Murdering Miss California

By Rick Pearcey • April 27, 2009, 07:39 AM

That's the big joke (aka "gaffe"), according to the following report in the UK Sun:

A senior Tory MP joked about MURDERING a Miss California contestant on a popular TV show.

Shadow leader of the House of Commons Alan Duncan was appearing on BBC comedy show "Have I Got News For You" when he made the gaffe.

Mr. Duncan, who had earlier in the show revealed his ambition to become Home Secretary, was discussing American Beauty Queen Carrie Prejean's belief that same sex marriages were wrong.

And the MP called her a "silly b***h" and said "If you read that Miss California is murdered you will know it was me."    

Beauty and the Beast: Resisting the Reactionary Extremism of Perez Hilton
Miss California: "God Was Testing My Faith"
Open Lesbian, CNN Anchor, Defends Miss America Judge
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

Hat tip: American Thinker

Friday, April 24, 2009

Perez Hilton: Foul Face of "Gay" Activism

By Rick Pearcey • April 24, 2009, 09:47 AM

The following column is by Matt Barber, director of cultural affairs with both Liberty Counsel and Liberty Alliance Action. Barber also co-hosts the nationally syndicated “Liberty Live” talk radio program on AFR Talk. Brackets and ellipsis below indicate an editorial effort to keep Pro-Existence a family-friendly source of comment and analysis, an increasingly challenging proposition, given the rise of anti-family forces of secuarism and intolerance in the land, exemplified of late by a judge with the Miss USA pageant. 

You may have heard. During Sunday’s Miss USA pageant openly “gay” activist and pageant judge Perez Hilton -- the self-styled “Queen of Media” -- ambushed Carrie Prejean -- the openly Christian Miss California -- with a politically loaded question on so-called “same-sex marriage.” Prejean’s candid answer -- as both Hilton and Miss USA organizer Donald Trump later admitted -- likely cost her the crown. 

From the moment she opened her mouth, Prejean has given liberals a clinic in class.  Hilton, on the other hand (a.k.a. Mario Armando Lavandeira), has provided the world a sneak peek into the soul of homosexual activism.  

This is one for the up-is-down-black-is-white hall of fame. The media’s fabricated flap over Prejean’s answer -- a public defense of legitimate marriage -- has a reasonable America scratching its collective noggin in stunned disbelief. Not because of the answer she gave Perez -- which was both well received by the pageant audience and overwhelmingly shared by about 70% of Americans -- but, rather, because of Hilton’s hate-filled, misogynistic response to her answer and the disgraceful, knee-jerk defense of that response by liberals in Hollywood, the media, and organized homosexuality. 

After Hilton asked the lovely and talented Miss California whether “every state” should legalize “same-sex marriage,” Prejean responded: “In my country, in my family . . . I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised and that's how I think it should be  -- between a man and a woman.”

Oh the humanity!

Evidently this was not the rooty-tooty-fresh-n’-fruity answer Hilton -- the creepy valley girl wannabe with a five o’clock shadow -- had hoped for. He promptly marked Prejean’s score card with a zero, plopped down in front of the television cameras and began blubbering away like a fussy little snot with a dirty diaper. 

Having already publicly called Prejean a “dumb b----,” he then yammered to a sympathetic Norah O’Donnell on MSNBC that not only was he refusing to apologize he was actually “thinking the C-word.” This, of course, one of the vilest things anyone can call a woman. Yet, rather than taking Hilton to task for the boy lover’s girl-hating poison, O’Donnell joined in on the bash-fest, criticizing Prejean for her traditional view.    

But Hilton wasn’t done yet. Ramping up his vicious attack on the Christian California bombshell, our lispy-wispy lil’ cupcake dove headlong into the annals of dirt-baggery lore. He defaced a photo of Prejean on his weblog scribbling . . . a crude depiction of [male anatomy].

How did Prejean react?

While talking to Matt Lauer on NBC’s Today Show she said, “I knew at that moment after I answered the question, I knew, I was not going to win because of my answer, because I had spoken from my heart, from my beliefs and for my God. . . . I wouldn't have answered it differently. The way I answered may have been offensive. With that question specifically, it's not about being politically correct. For me it was being biblically correct.”

On the Fox News Channel’s Hannity program, Prejean shared, “You know, I forgive him. I know that he's angry for whatever reason. I know there must be a bigger issue going on in his life.”

Like I said -- Class.  

Still, Perez Hilton -- Hollywood’s frothy-potty-mouthed little drama queen -- isn’t alone in his hatred for Prejean or the three-fourths of Americans who share her opposition to the novel and incongruous concept of “gay marriage.”   

For example, Wayne Besen, a prominent leader in the homosexual activist community, unbelievably went on Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor to defend Hilton. He picked up Hilton’s anti-Christian torch, incredibly charging that it was Prejean, not Hilton, whose millennia-old recognition of biblical marriage “was divisive.” Besen then added insult to injury and revealed his true rainbow colors by tagging the 70% of Americans who oppose “gay marriage” as “bigots.” 

This whole hateful affair provides the perfect metaphor for the current divide between defenders of traditional sexual morality and the extremist “queer” activist movement. As Congress debates the constructive repeal of both the Fourteenth Amendment guarantee of “equal protection under the law” and the First Amendment guarantees of free speech and freedom of religion through passage of discriminatory and wholly unnecessary “hate crimes” legislation, this little episode once again reminds us that the self-described champions of “tolerance” and “diversity” are the most intolerant and hateful among us. 

How soon we forget. Just hearken back a few months to the passage of California’s Proposition 8, which restored the definition of natural marriage to the Golden State. There we all played witness to “gay” activist calls for church burnings, Mormon Temple vandalism, death threats against Prop 8 supporters and quasi-riotous assaults against peaceful Christian marriage supporters. 

So, insofar as liberals continue to dig their own hole by defending Hilton and piling on Prejean, I submit they’re doing the other 70% of us a favor. In their biting anger, they’ve cast aside the sublime mask of “tolerance,” revealing an ugly, desperate and most intolerant countenance below.   

For that, I say thank you. For your treatment of Carrie Prejean, I say shame on you.

Beauty and the Beast: Resisting the Reactionary Extremism of Perez Hilton
Miss California: "God Was Testing My Faith"
Open Lesbian, CNN Anchor, Defends Miss America Judge
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

Credit Card Corleone

By Rick Pearcey • April 24, 2009, 08:14 AM

"Nice credit card company there," said da guy in da White House. "Shame if something should happen to it." Matthew Vadum on the big sqeeze from guys in suits. 

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Open Lesbian, CNN Anchor, Defends Miss USA Judge

By Rick Pearcey • April 23, 2009, 09:51 AM

Open lesbian and CNN anchor Jane Velez-Mitchell of Headline News "vehemently defended Perez Hilton’s crude remarks against Miss California USA Carrie Prejean," writes Matthew Balan at Newsbusters.  

Name of the CNN program? "No Bias, No Bull."

Beauty and the Beast: Resisting the Reactionary Extremism of Perez Hilton

Hat tip: WND

Obama's Torture Policy for Pre-Born Americans

By Rick Pearcey • April 23, 2009, 08:35 AM

From George Neumayr at American Spectator:

Obama's liberalism is not an opponent of human rights abuses but an embodiment of them. The CIA restricts itself to methods far less ruthless than those permitted by the platform of the Democratic Party. When will Obama bring his own platform into line with the Geneva Accords?  

The Evil Religious Presidents Do
Chris Matthews: Pro-Life "Verbal Terrorism"

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Beauty and the Beast: Resisting the Reactionary Extremism of Perez Hilton

By Rick Pearcey • April 22, 2009, 10:13 AM

Openly homosexual blogger and Miss USA judge Perez Hilton has called pageant contestant Carrie Prejean the "C-word," defaced a photo of the young lady, and admits to giving her a score of zero, reports WND.

And this from an individual giving public face to those who wrap themselves as victims in banners of "love" and "tolerance." But it is nothing of the sort, of course, as is clearly seen in the emotional outburst of this "judge" who took upon himself also the roles of jury and executioner. Such hubris.  

Mr. Hilton apparently hates the reply Prejean gave to his question concerning homosexual "marriage." As Prejean told Sean Hannity last night on TV, she chooses being "Biblically correct" over being politically correct and concludes therefore that marriage ought to be between a man and a woman.

Her view has the advantage of expressing a life lived in community with our true Creator, which is a better foundation for growth and humanness than is reducing ourselves -- as a consistent naturalistic secularism requires -- to bundles of particles organized by chance inside bodies that have no meaning in an impersonal universe.  The resulting breakdown of the distinction between male and female is an expression not of progress into love but of regress into meaninglessness.

Her courageous stance places Prejean at the center of political and ethical discourse as framed by the Declaration of Independence, which articulates the Founding vision and mission statement of the United States.

She is occupying the same ontic and philosophical universe set forth by our Founding Fathers. The real extremists are those who reject that Founding vision and indeed reject the world as it objectively exists in its externality as a creation of our Maker who endows humanity with unalienable rights.  

The reactionary behavior of Hilton and his association with the Miss USA pageant indicate just how radically extreme and ugly certain intolerant elites have become after rejecting that humane and liberating worldview which gave rise to the American experiment in the first place. They war against nature and nature's God, against human nature and human nature's God.

This war is real. Instead of human rights rooted in a knowable, verifiable, and loving Creator who has a moral character, we have instead aggressive power groups imposing a false, subjective, and hurtful agenda upon a patient and forbearing nation. 

Love of God and man, of neighbor and community, calls for a humane resistance for freedom, the individual, and wholeness. Fortunately, we are beginning to see signs of free-thinking individuals rising up to throw off the chains of pretended absolutes masked and marketed as progress, toleration, and positive change.

A 21-year-old held her ground the other night and holds it still. She lost a pageant. But she won a crown. 

See also:
Miss California: "God Was Testing My Faith"

Video: Black Man Speaking at Racist Tea Party

By Rick Pearcey • April 22, 2009, 07:37 AM

"Janeane Garofalo says the tea parties were a gathering of racists," writes Alfonzo Rachel after having spoken at a tea party (video). "Strange, that these racists would welcome a black man to speak at their racist gathering at the state capital."

Here with MSNBC's Keith Olbermann is Ms. Garofalo on YouTube.

Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism
How to Have a Race War

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Miss California: "God Was Testing My Faith"

By Rick Pearcey • April 21, 2009, 09:10 AM

Her affirmation of the Creator's objective, verifiable, public, and liberating norm for married life in reply to a homosexual "marriage" question from judge Perez Hilton helped make Carrie Prejean the "most famous runner-up in Miss USA history."

But what was that blonde girl thinking?

There she was . . . publicly proclaiming foundational moral truth about marriage. So tyrannical.

There she was . . . taking a social stand that places her at the philosophical center of the American experiment in liberty and unalienable rights under God. So extreme.

There she was . . . daring to resist mass-marketed peer pressure and the unbending demands of tolerance. So rebellious.  

In all fairness, let us ask: Who does the uppity individual Miss Prejean think she is, brazenly resisting the secularist status quo?

And for all we know she's pro-life. That would fit the profile. Speaking of profiles, that "Right-Wing Extremism" report from the Department of Homeland Security, headed up by Janet Napolitano, couldn't have been more timely. 

Who now can doubt that the American people need to be educated and prepared to allow the federal government to deal with blonde bombshells, free-thinking individuals, constitutionalists, and other potential terrorists at large in the forward-looking land of change?

It's no accident: Only last week we had those Tea Parties. And now this pageant. Who knows what might be coming down the pike?

Yes, there is much to consider in the defense of America. Meanwhile, here's an exclusive interview with Carrie Prejean at FoxNews.com. 

Chavez: Venezuela Socialism Reaching U.S. Under Obama

By Rick Pearcey • April 21, 2009, 05:49 AM

"Inspired by his meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama at the Americas Summit, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez declared on Sunday that Venezuelan socialism has begun to reach the United States under the Obama administration," reports CNSNews.com.

Said Chavez: “I am coming back from Trinidad and Tobago, from the Americas Summit where, without a doubt, the position that Venezuela and its government has always defended, especially starting 10 years ago -- of resistance, dignity, sovereignty and independence -- has obtained in Port of Spain, one of the biggest victories of our history.”  

According the CNS, Chavez told Obama, “I want to be your friend” as the two shook hands. "It was a good moment," the avowed socialist reportedly told journalists after the meeting.  
The dictator concluded: “It would seem that the changes that started in Venezuela in the last decade of the 20th century have begun to reach North America.” 

Monday, April 20, 2009

Stuck Pig Watch: Why Liberals Despise American Patriots

By Rick Pearcey • April 20, 2009, 10:05 AM

As millions of Americans no doubt now realize, insofar as they share the sentiments of last week's national grassroots Tea Party, attended and enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people, they are in cahoots with "nothing but a bunch of tea-bagging rednecks."

Thus declares Janeane Garofalo of Hollywood. Kevin McCullough seems to disagree. Warning: explicit content. 

Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

Last Straw: Statist Media Tea Party Cognitive Dissonance

By Rick Pearcey • April 20, 2009, 08:25 AM

Kyle-Anne Shiver reaches out to CNN, MSNBC, and "our too disgraceful for words MSM." 

A media in crisis clearly needs help, but it may not like what the doctor prescribes. 

"Never in the history of this grand Republic has a group so demanded massive intervention as this media does now," Shiver concludes.  "And I think they may be about to get it from the folks they hate the most -- genuine American patriots."

Count Obama: Like a Cross to a Vampire

By Rick Pearcey • April 20, 2009, 07:52 AM

The Prince of Washington faces a special challenge May 17 at Notre Dame, says Joseph Lawler

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

By Rick Pearcey • April 18, 2009, 12:15 PM

"CNN's Anderson Cooper should have his dirty, little gutter mouth washed out with soap," writes Joseph Farah. "Then he should be fired." Farah is responding to Cooper's use of the word "Tea-bagging" to describe the nationwide Tea Party rallies of April 15. 

While lining up for or against the comments made by Cooper, let us note a strategic point: The liberal secularist mindset lacks an adequate basis for objective norms not just in regard to right and wrong, but also in regard to epistemology (theory of knowledge). This is a major contributor to the breakdown of journalism today. (Those who want to pursue this argument might take a look at The Dust of Death, by Os Guinness, and He Is There and He Is Not Silent, by Francis Schaeffer.)

These factors united in perhaps one of the most unfortunate episodes in erstwhile journalistic practice in recent memory when Cooper expressed on-air a profound hatred for the Tea Party movement by "jokingly" describing it in terms appropriate to that "progressive," dehumanizing squalor known as the homosexual movement. 

Homosexuals as broken creatures made in the image of God (as we all are, that is, broken but also noble) are better than the worldview embraced by their cadres of leadership. A truly humane and liberated civilization affirms their ontic dignity even while challenging their ethical pain and brokeness. This is an "up from barbarism" distinction that applies across the board to all of us -- and it is made possible on the basis of verifiable information from a knowable and rational Creator. That's the kind of Creator referenced in our Founding documents, with their roots in Judeo-Christian thoughtforms.

Not only is what Cooper said deserving of ethical condemnation, but it also reveals a principial breakdown between journalism and urinalism, where there no longer is a line of demarcation between facts and propaganda, between reporting and demonization, between knowledge and Goebbels. 

Using insider gutter language to demonize political opposition is part and parcel of the fascist, liberal, statist, and secularist playbook these days. It bespeaks a form of cultural pollution in play with special viciousness since the demonization of Judge Robert Bork when in 1987 he was nominated to the Supreme Court. 

On display here is not just the weakness and inherent destructiveness of the homosexual worldview -- not just personally but also in its impact on societal foundations -- but also the desperation of establishment media and other elites who rightly perceive a real threat to their secularist and statist agenda.

The need for progress rooted not in vain and hurtful philosophy but in that vision displayed so brilliantly and courageously by our Founding Fathers is more apparent than ever. That, at its core, is the profound hope energizing the Tea Party movement. Hence the bared fangs of those on the wrong side of unalienable rights, life, liberty, happiness, and the Creator from whom those rights derive.

Mr. Cooper has spoken, and his own words condemn him. This much seems clear: Either he is in the wrong line of work, or the line of work his is in is not journalism. 

Friday, April 17, 2009

Susan Boyle's 1st Release: "Cry Me a River"

By Rick Pearcey • April 17, 2009, 02:57 PM

The jazz standard "Cry Me a River" is Susan Boyle's "first-ever record release," reports the UK Mirror.

The ballad, originally written for Ella Fitzgerald, was first released in 1955 and famously performed by Julie London.

The Susan Boyle version was recorded 10 years ago. What are the chances of our hearing a live performance in the near future, say, from a stage in England? 

See also:
It Takes a Village Singer: Susan Boyle, the Anti-Obama?
Britain's Got Talent: Listen to This Stunning, Stunning Performance

Couric Ceremony Brownshirts Handcuff Filmmaker

By Rick Pearcey • April 17, 2009, 10:25 AM

Quin Hillyer writes:

Every "media freedom" outlet in the country should be up in arms about this, helping John Ziegler pay for a lawsuit, shouting from the rooftops against this blatant and disquieting and downright frightening abridgement of the First Amendment.

Here's video of fascism in action

Tyranny in America, both soft and hard (ask the dead babies about it), must be resisted and overcome. This is the task of every American who remembers who we are.

Who are we? We are not compliant "citizens" with a vague set of "values" waiting for Obama, the establishment, and disdainful secular elites to issue government-approved marching orders for what we get to do tomorrow. 

Who are we? We are human beings created in the image of God and endowed by our creator with unalienable rights that no journalist, no security guard, no bureaucrat, no politician, and no White House authoritarian has the authority to take away. We-the-free -- and not the fascist slave-masters -- run this country. 

We are here to cause tyrants to tremble. Today, tomorrow, as soon as possible, there should be Freedom Protests against any form of tyranny imposed upon the mind of man.

Today, tomorrow, as soon as possible, there should be protests for unalienable rights and Declaration Freedoms at USC (where Ziegler was cuffed), media outlets, and any place of authoritarianism in America that dares participate in the on-going ideological coup against the foundations and vision of the United States of America.

Obama and his enablers in the Federal Empire, the Democratic Party, squishy Republicans, the socialists in media and all the rest may not like it, but the Spirit of 1776 lives. For that which is rooted in verifiable truth from our Creator never passes away, never dies, and is always a solid support for those ready to "overcome evil with good." Just like the No. 1 book hated by all tyrants -- The Bible -- says (Rom. 12:21). 

Wednesday was T-Day. Today is T-Day plus 2. Folks, we're going to Berlin to empty out the bunker.

See also: Arrested Documentarian: "I Did Nothing Wrong."


What's Next? Tea Party Rebels Look Ahead

By Rick Pearcey • April 17, 2009, 09:15 AM

"25 upcoming protests are scheduled for 16 states," reports WND.

Malkin: "Million Taxpayer March" Criticizes Republicans, Democrats

By Rick Pearcey • April 17, 2009, 09:01 AM

A reply to disgruntled politicians, Big Media, and other stenographers.

At issue, of course, are concerns far deeper than even an oppressive taxation regime imposed by Washington. 


It Takes a Village Singer: Susan Boyle, the Anti-Obama?

By Rick Pearcey • April 17, 2009, 08:10 AM

No artifice, no teleprompter, no Grecian columns.

William Tate comments on the Scot singer and YouTube sensation from nowhere, which may be a good place to be.

Here she is, straight from Glasgow: "My name is Susan Boyle. I'm nearly 48 . . ."

Previously, on Pro-Existence: Britain's Got Talent.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Napolitano Cartoon of the Day

By Rick Pearcey • April 16, 2009, 11:48 AM

Click here to see why profiling is now OK, until further notice.

Governor Perry: Texas Can Leave

By Rick Pearcey • April 16, 2009, 09:57 AM

Rick Perry on Breitbart TV:

"If Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, who knows what may come of that?" 

A people of freedom and dignity refusing to submit to an oppressive empire that denies unalienable rights "endowed by their Creator."  Seems to ring a bell.

Yes, friends. Tea parties involve quite a bit more than taxes.

What Religion Is Joel Osteen?

By Rick Pearcey • April 16, 2009, 09:07 AM

It's the kind of question both journalists and Christians might want to ask. With "lukewarm pretenders" on his mind, Joseph Farah writes

Sometimes I get confused watching these mega-church preachers.

Are they reading the same Bible I'm reading?

Do they really have an intimate relationship with the same Jesus I know?

Is the Holy Spirit actually working within them -- providing the kind of discernment He promises believers?

These questions came to mind while watching Joel Osteen and his lovely wife, Victoria, on CNN's "Larry King Live" last week. . . .

Video: CNN Reporter Berates Tea Party Interviewee

By Rick Pearcey • April 16, 2009, 08:30 AM

Here's the video, in which CNN reporter Susan Roesgen "sneered at, berated, mocked and debated a peaceful protestor who was trying to explain why he felt compelled to take to the streets," writes Big Fur Hat at American Thinker. 

"Wake Up and Start Fighting the Fascism"

By Rick Pearcey • April 16, 2009, 08:07 AM

"It seems America is catching on" to the "Bush and Obama administrations' incipient Fascist corporatism," concludes Matthew Vadum, referencing a Tea Party report by Cody Willard of Fox News.

See also:
How to Argue Like a Fascist
Fascism Is Back

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Britain's Got Talent: Listen to This Stunning, Stunning Performance

By Rick Pearcey • April 15, 2009, 04:28 PM

Forty-seven-year-old contestant Susan Boyle delivers an amazing, uplifting performance of "I Dreamed a Dream" (from Les Miserables) before judges Simon Cowell, Piers Morgan, and Amanda Holden, not to mention a theater full of erstwhile snickering, eye-rolling audience members. 

T-Day -- April 15, 2009: "Americans today storm the beaches . . . "

By Rick Pearcey • April 15, 2009, 09:41 AM

Americans today storm the beaches to liberate a once-free land now under the heel of statist tyranny emanating from a foreign city in a land far, far away.

There will be casualities, ebbs and flows, and setbacks in the struggle against an oppressive empire. But we've seen this before, and, under God -- the living and verifiable Creator who endows every mother's son and daughter with "certain unalienable rights" -- we will win. There is no alternative.

Slavery in exchange for the forbidden fruit of Washington-centric "security" and "fairness" dolled out by a regime of secularist "values," political greed, and unquenchable thirst for power is no option for any self-respecting human being or his neighbor. We are better than this. We are created for higher things. And we will overcome.

Here's an offshore pre-invasion report from WND, noting that a "patriotic rocker, thousands more planning to 'take America back.'"

There goes a rocket even now. See the red glare?

"Fairness" Is Libtalk for Tax Tyranny

By Rick Pearcey • April 15, 2009, 08:32 AM

And it's one of the most effective but manipulative symbols waved by statists to separate American families from 50% of their income.

An outraged Andrew Cline is right: "It's Way Past Tea Party Time."

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Scientists: Facebook, Twitter May Harm Moral Values

By Rick Pearcey • April 14, 2009, 10:53 AM

Telegraph reports: "Today's fast-paced media could be making us indifferent to human suffering and should allow time for us to reflect, according to researchers."

Groveling Rick Warren Expresses Lack of Christian Mind

By Rick Pearcey • April 14, 2009, 10:16 AM

David Welch, founder of the U.S. Pastor Council, writes:

Whether it is Warren groveling before the militant sexual diversity power structure, Osteen floundering in whether eternal salvation through Jesus Christ is the only way or Wallis, Campolo and the other mouthpieces of the religious left serving as spiritual advisers to a Marxist president -- the American pulpit is indeed at a critical crossroads.   

See also:
Rick Warren's Holy Week Crisis

Limbaugh Blasts Gerson Take on Extremist Obama

By Rick Pearcey • April 14, 2009, 09:40 AM

"President Barack Obama's recent appointment of Harry Knox to his Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships adds another redundant nail to the coffin of the irresponsible myth that he is a bipartisan unifier," David Limbaugh writes.

"In light of the daily outpouring of evidence, one wonders whether our 'moderate' Republican Obama apologists will ever admit their error in willingly suspending their disbelief in Obama's radical leftism all because of what Michael Gerson refers to as 'his moderate instincts and conciliatory temperament.'"

See also:
Spiritual Warfare: Obama "Faith" Appointee Declares Bible "Not True" on Homosexuality

Monday, April 13, 2009

Telegraph: U.S. Religious Right Concedes Defeat

By Rick Pearcey • April 13, 2009, 03:13 PM

"Leading evangelicals have admitted that their association with George W. Bush has not only hurt the cause of social conservatives but contributed to the failure of the key objectives of their 30-year struggle," reports the Telegraph.

"James Dobson, 72, who resigned recently as head of Focus on the Family -- one of the largest Christian groups in the country -- and once denounced the Harry Potter books as witchcraft, acknowledged the dramatic reverse for the religious Right in a farewell speech to staff."

Quoting Dobson (here is YouTube audio):

We tried to defend the unborn child, the dignity of the family, but it was a holding action. . . . We are awash in evil and the battle is still to be waged. We are right now in the most discouraging period of that long conflict. Humanly speaking, we can say we have lost all those battles.

One would do well not to accept this kind of reporting without a grain of salt. Having said that, if Christians want success in the culture war, they must drop the methods and practices of Madison Ave. (celebrityism, bigism, pretend authors, fake writers, phony columnists, fundraising-driven ministry, staffs who enable phony "thinking" "leaders") and embrace the methods and principles of the Lord's the the Lord's way, as Francis Schaeffer puts it in his No Little People (Try: real work by real people, for example). 

There's much more to be said, and we plan to say it, but for now, consider the following resources:

* "Francis Schaeffer: A Student's Appreciation of a Distinct Approach" -- My view is that much of modern evangelicalism has missed or -- worse -- rejected perhaps the most important aspects of Schaeffer's prophetic, Biblical, profound, and humane insights regarding cultural engagement. 

* "True Spirituality and Christian Worldview," chapter 13 in Total Truth: Liberating Christianity From Its Secular Captivity -- In light of the success, or lack thereof, of Christian cultural engagement, caring people may want to examine how the Lordship of Christ applies to one's methods of ministry. The discontinuity is alarming, to say the least. Frankly, if all I had to go on regarding the truth-claims of the Judeo-Chrisitan worldview is what I've seen of some "big time" Christian ministry up close and personal, I'd join Camus and the girls on the beach immediately.

* "The Church," chapter 13 in Schaeffer's True Spirituality -- I enjoy the Hodder and Stoughton edition. Or perhaps Crossway's Complete Works.

Paul Krugman: Tea Parties Fake Events

By Rick Pearcey • April 13, 2009, 12:59 PM

Best insight from Mr. Krugman's column, appearing in the NYT:

This is a column about Republicans -- and I’m not sure I should even be writing it. (emphasis added)

Maine Pastor Protests Taxation Without Representation

By Rick Pearcey • April 13, 2009, 10:54 AM

Rev. J. Curtis Lovelace writes:

On April 15, citizens around the nation will gather in "Tea Parties" to protest profligate spending of taxpayer money, by the elected "representatives" of the people. I will be among them. Let me first state that I am not against taxes. When they are used to meet the constitutionally-intended purposes for taxation, I am willing to put up my share. I am not willing to pay for unconstitutional activities. Nor am I willing to pay your share.

Many in the "movement" of tax protesters have stated that their complaint is not against taxation without representation as was the first Tea Party in Boston Harbor. That may be the case with those individuals. It is not my situation. I am unrepresented in Congress. Millions of others who wish to protect the Constitution of this country are also feeling disenfranchised.

More from Rev. Curt . . .

Rick Warren's Holy Week Crisis

By Rick Pearcey • April 13, 2009, 10:21 AM

In his handbook for living as a human being in a broken world with manipulative politicians, preachers, scientists, and used-car salesmen, the Creator liberates his fellow rebels against evil by exhorting them to "test everything" (1 Thess. 5:21).

Thus, Sandy Rios questions "America's Pastor" Rick Warren vis-a-vis his Larry Kingish running for the hills on the question of standing up for the Biblical, Gospel, and life-enhancing circle of life called marriage -- as between a man and a woman in community under God.

One might add, however, this to the Rios column: Let's refrain from calling Mr. Warren "America's Pastor." You can be his friend, his seminary classmate, etc., etc. I have never met Warren personally, and he may be a swell guy. But, please, "America's Pastor"? That's ridiculous.

Clergy in the Crosshairs

By Rick Pearcey • April 13, 2009, 09:18 AM

"A Texas congressman who is a former judge warns that the 'hate crimes' legislation reintroduced in the U.S. House could potentially lead to the arrest of Christian pastors who speak out against sexual immorality," reports OneNewsNow.

"Representatives John Conyers (D-Michigan) and Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) are sponsoring the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (H.R. 1913), also known as the 'Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act.' The bill would add sexual orientation to the list of categories covered under federal hate crime law. When Democrats passed the bill in 2007, they were divided over whether to add 'gender identity and expression' to the list."

USSR Survivor Behind Obama Eligibility Lawsuits

By Rick Pearcey • April 13, 2009, 08:58 AM

Who she is and why she fights:

She's the fierce blond attorney behind Obama eligibility lawsuits, a successful dentist with two offices, a second-degree black belt and a mother of three boys who speaks five languages.

Dr. Orly Taitz, a woman with a vibrant smile and an ebullient personality, has not always enjoyed an independent life filled with promise and ambition. She was born and raised in Kishinev (also spelled Chisinau), the capital of the Republic of Moldova, a country in Eastern Europe that was formerly part of the Soviet Union. . . . 

Asked what motivates her continue fighting the eligibility battle, Taitz replied, "I feel that this man is arrogantly spitting in the face of each and every American citizen. I feel like he has just spit in my face. I take it personally that he is trampling on our Constitution and on our laws."

She continued, "Having the experience that I had in the Soviet Union -- seeing lack of freedom, lack of a system of justice, lack of judicial integrity, lack of press with integrity, an economic system in shambles -- when I saw all that, I began fighting."

More at WND.

GIVE Creating Obama Youth Brigades?

By Rick Pearcey • April 13, 2009, 08:34 AM

WND asks:

Supporters of an Americorps expansion plan pending in Congress laud its efforts to "leverage" federal dollars to boost state, local and other resources to "address national and local challenges," while critics say its fine print secretly would create an "Obama-styled army of community organizers modeled after Saul Alinsky's 'Peoples Organizations.'" So which is it?

Friday, April 10, 2009

Tea, Anyone? Mass Media Neglecting Massive Party

By Rick Pearcey • April 10, 2009, 02:06 PM

With more than 2,000 "Tea Party" Rallies (see TEA and WND) scheduled across America April 15, some citizens are noticing a lack of media "support" in helping to announce this nationwide grassroots protest event to the public.

Here is a report from rally organizer Laurel West of Woodbridge, Va. Woodbridge is located in Prince William County, some 20 miles from Washington, D.C. She writes to Pro-Existence

I believe it should be noted that many of our United States Citizens have expressed a desire to invoke our constitutional rights. We are executing our right to public assembly. Unfortunately, we are not granted the support of “Mass Media.” According to Wikipedia, "Mass media" is a term used to denote a section of the media specifically envisioned and designed to reach a very large audience. Accordingly, “Mass media” can be used for various purposes:

* Advocacy, both for business and social concerns. This can include advertising, marketing, propaganda, public relations, and political communication.

* Public service announcements.

West says she submitted a "Tea Party" announcement (below) to the following news and information outlets in the area: 

Potomac News & Messenger 
Old Bridge Observer
Belvoir Eagle 
The Examiner
Washington Post, Prince William Metro Section  
Washington Times 

TV stations 
WETA (PBS 26), Arlington, Va. 
WJLA (ABC-7), Arlington, Va.

AIM (Ch. 69), Arlington, Va.
FCAC (Ch. 10, 30, 37), Fairfax, Va.
FCCTV (ch. 12), Falls Church, Va. 

Virginia’s Positive Hits radio stations

This adds up to 13 contacts with local print, radio, and TV media, some of which have national reach. "To date," West concludes, "we have seen no coverage or notification of this event."

Here is the announcement West submitted to the media outlets mentioned above: 

Dear Editor:

A group of citizens in Woodbridge are organizing a TEA Party rally on the grounds next to Prince William Parkway in front of the McCoart Administration Center at noon to 2:00 pm on April 15, 2009 the day tax returns are to be mailed.  The TEA Party is part of a national movement to protest the spending of trillions of dollars which will leave our great-grandchildren a debt they must pay. We would like your support in giving this event the widest circulation possible. For more detailed information about this cause please see http://www.teapartyday.com.

With gratitude, Laurel West

Obama vs. Christian America

By Rick Pearcey • April 10, 2009, 08:38 AM

David Limbaugh corrects the record.

Campus Tyranny: Expulsion Threatened Over Prayer for Sick Teacher

By Rick Pearcey • April 10, 2009, 08:11 AM

Two college students in California prayed for a sick professor, with her consent. No question about it, says the College of Alameda: They should be kicked out. 

Freeze Frame: Why Lie About Bow to Saudi King?

By Rick Pearcey • April 10, 2009, 07:37 AM

Thomas Lifson at American Thinker presents visual evidence that U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama bowed before the King of Saudi Arabia, evidence that contradicts White House denial ("It wasn't a bow") of this "major mistake," as Lifson describes it.  

Conclusion: "President Obama voluntarily bent his knee and bowed his head to the most important ruler in the Islamic world." Neither the lie nor its implications bode well for our nation.

Strategic Memo to the White House and those in authority of any political party: Americans are not a "slave class" to be trifled with, lied to, or otherwise exploited by a "master class" entrenched in Washington. We hired you, and we can fire you. Furthermore, the process of liquidating your employment in our service need not wait until the next election.

As a free and dignified people, created in the image of God to think freely across the whole of reality, including pronouncements by politicians and governmental authorities, Americans are right to rise up and question authority.  This is humane, biblical, and foundational to the American experiment in liberty.  It is key to throwing off the shackles of tyranny. 

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Public TV Show Finds Osama bin Laden Not Guilty of 911

By Rick Pearcey • April 9, 2009, 01:54 PM

An anti-Geert Wilders defense attorney convinced a jury on the Dutch public TV show "Devil's Advocate" that Osama bin Laden's "connection to Sept. 11 was a product of 'western propaganda'," reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Tax Protest at The Alamo

By Rick Pearcey • April 9, 2009, 08:37 AM

Ted Nugent is looking for a few volunteers:  

Brave, defiant American citizens arming themselves and gathering to stop oppressors, slave drivers, tyrants, despots, punks of every stripe. Doesn't really matter who these oppressors are: we stop them all. Redcoats forcing taxation without representation or coming to take away our guns, Mexican armies or rioting gangs burning down the neighborhood. Bring it. We don't really care about the origin of evil, but we know it when we see it, and free men know in our hearts and souls that it must be halted by whatever means necessary. . . .  

Like the sleeping giant aroused by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, we the American people once again find ourselves with our backs against the wall. It is time to protest a federal government out of control. A corrupt, unaccountable, Constitution-defying gang of bureaucrats running amok, turning on their employers, we the people.

Well organized citizen protests, called Tea Parties, are gaining momentum across America, named after that historical tax protest in Boston Harbor. There is no better place to hold a Texas tea party than in San Antonio at the Old Alamo, the Shrine of Texas. . . .

More at Human Events.

"Indolent Negroes" Smitten With Castro

By Rick Pearcey • April 9, 2009, 08:19 AM

Six members of the Congressional Black Caucus just returned from what appears to have been a Harlequin Romance-style excursion into Cuba and the progressive embrace of her esteemed President, the one and only debonair Senior Castro.

I don't want to give away the novel, but here's a clue as to what happens: The world's most dashing Stalinist "looked directly into my eyes!," according to Calif. Rep. Laura Richardson. Then came the slow dance.

Perhaps not discussed during the whirlwind visitation is what Old Brown Eyes and the revolution have done for people of color. A clue to life for black human beings created in the image of God -- but stuck on an island lost in oppression inspired by a dead white European male named Marx -- is provided by this quote from Che Guevara, hero of the enlightened, the little guy, the oppressed:

The Negro is indolent and spends his money on frivolities, whereas the European is forward-looking and intelligent . . . We're going to do for blacks exactly what blacks did for the Cuban revolution. By which I mean: NOTHING! 

But "Che was too modest," writes Humberto Fontova in American Thinker. "'Nothing' is not exactly accurate for Castroite treatment of Cuba's blacks."

Like our own presidente, Senior Obama, the Dictator Castro rejects the Declaration, U.S. Constitution, and Founders' Vision that Judeo-Christian thoughtforms shaped, and ought to decisively shape, the American experiment in liberty under God.

And while we're at it, let me be clear: Islam, radical or otherwise, had nothing to do with it. And you can translate that into Austrian, Brazilian -- or Americanese, for that matter.

All that distracting stuff about the Creator endowing human beings with unalienable rights -- instead of an emphasis on the secular Federal Empire imposing arbitrary secular opinion and rationing rights based on idols of race, class, group, skin, eye color, or deviant sex -- can pretty much short circuit the ability of some to move America forward. 

One more thing about Cuba: People there have universal access to smelling salts. Comprende? Indeed, indeed. Cuba may yet be the pathway to Fairness in America, the West, and unto the end of the earth.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Osteens: Obama Doing Great Job, Loves the Lord

By Rick Pearcey • April 8, 2009, 03:08 PM

Joel and Victoria Osteen, interviewed by Larry King.

Farah Challenges Wishy-Washy Pastors

By Rick Pearcey • April 8, 2009, 11:20 AM

Beginning with The Rev. Rick Warren. The editor of WorldNetDaily steps all over Warren's soft shoe parade: 

America achieved its independence and freedom in the 18th century in large part because colonial pastors stood up for biblical principles, preached them, lived them and refused to back down from them -- even in the face of death.

The American War of Independence has been accurately called a "pulpit revolution" for this reason. It was inspired by great men of God who recognized evil and called it by its right name.

What a difference two centuries, combined with affluence and the corporatization of the 501(c)3 church culture has made.

A good example of this was on display on CNN's "Larry King Live" this week, as "America's Pastor" Rick Warren did a soft shoe act on his role in the same-sex marriage battle over Proposition 8 in California. . . . 

For more, go here.

See also: Video: Rick Warren -- "I Am Not an Anti-Gay Marriage Activist"

Spiritual Warfare: Obama "Faith" Appointee Declares Bible "Not True" on Homosexuality

By Rick Pearcey • April 8, 2009, 10:30 AM

CNSNews.com reports:

President Obama has named to his faith-based advisory council a self-professed Christian who holds that the New Testament's teaching that homosexual behavior is unnatural and wrong -- which is found in St. Paul's letter to the Romans -- “is not true."

The professed "Christian" appointee is Harry Knox, "one of 25 members of the advisory board of the White House Office Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Obama announced the formation of the office in early February, a continuation of a similar office started by President George W. Bush to issue federal grants to faith-based, non-profit charitable organizations," reports CNSNews.

Obama's Enemy: "Not Islam Abroad, But ..."

By Rick Pearcey • April 8, 2009, 09:46 AM

". . . Christianity at home."

Writing in American Spectator, here is George Neumayr on:

* The Obama Objective -- Liquidate Historic Christianity: "As far as Obama is concerned, the only religion to be 'reformed' -- which is to say destroyed -- is not the west's historic adversary but its progenitor. Islam is peaceful, he pronounces, while traditional Christianity is bigoted and dangerous. Islam is a friend to America, while traditional Christians are, as Obama supporter Tom Hanks described Proposition 8 supporters, 'un-American'."

* The Obama Ultimatum -- Follow Me, Not Christ: "Obama has in effect declared to Christians in America: either bring your understanding of Christianity into line with my liberalism or don't bother entering the public square. You want federal money? Well, then perform abortions, distribute condoms, hire homosexual activists, etc., etc. He would never dare talk to Muslims in those terms. He will give back ancestral swords to freed Muslims from Guantanamo Bay and hand forceps to Christian doctors."

* The Pathetic Response -- Dr. Obama: "If Muslims had to endure patronizing and lying secularist drivel from him like 'Democracy demands that the religiously motivated translate their concerns into universal, rather than religion-specific, values,' they would riot. Cowed and secularized Christians just nod and offer him an honorary degree."

But here's a better way: Act Now -- In Praise of Tea Parties.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Nancy Pearcey Not Obama Faith Advisor

By Rick Pearcey • April 7, 2009, 04:58 PM

As noted by Julia Duin of the Washington Times.

Not that Nancy is looking for a White House appointment, but would it not be refreshing to have someone in the White House with a robust, humane, and rational Christian worldview who therefore can honestly affirm and protect the Founding Vision, the Declaration, and the U.S. Constitution?

The current regime, unfortunately but not surprisingly, may be a bit small and narrowed-minded for that kind of liberty. A free and brave people liberated by our True Creator can do better and that may well be something for which to work, pray, and build.

Video: Rick Warren -- "I Am Not an Anti-Gay Marriage Activist"

By Rick Pearcey • April 7, 2009, 11:04 AM

Here is video of Rick Warren's appearance on Larry King last night.

When Larry asks Warren about the Iowa court's repudiation of marriage, this: "I'm totally oblivious . . . not even my agenda . . ."

This strikes one as rather odd for a minister of the Gospel, for Christ clearly cared about family, marriage, and about male and female as both distinct partners in God-ordained community with eachother for life. He forgave sinners, but never tolerated sin. It's how you love people while acknowledging we live in a moral universe.

By way of contrast to some, despite being such a lovable, affable guy, a regular life-of-the-party guy, Jesus of Nazareth managed to get himself crucified. Quite purposefully, he took rather unpopular, offensive, intolerant, not-getting-on-Larry-King views on controversial matters. And the beautiful people of his day didn't like it one bit.  

So hardline was he that if you didn't maintain community with the Son of God, he promised your future would not be bright: 

Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of his father and of his holy angels. (Luke 9:26)

True enough, popular reverends get to be on Larry King, talk with presidents, oversee great big churches, pray before the kingdoms of this world, and sell lots of books. All for good causes, so really who can complain, who can question? Besides, half the money is given away to . . . well, you know the drill.

Silly Jesus. Talk about judgmental. He was one of "those" people that "hip" Christians know better than to be associated with when cameras are around. He knew about poverty -- but never let poor folk get away with demonizing those who were better off.

He knew about the hungry -- and he fed them miraculously with fish and loaves. But The Bread of Life never condemned people because they had full stomachs, big carbon footprints, and knew where their next meal was coming from. In fact, the reputed glutton and wine-drinker knew a thing about eating and drinking and celebrating. The politically correct people of his day hated him for it. Sometimes the guy hung with the scum of the earth.

He knew of course that the deeper problem wasn't that of preventing 1st century STDs, hunger, or poverty. But sin. Our great ability -- day in and day out -- to treat God as if he were some kind of pious symbol to be manipulated for political greed, religious gain, or private satisfaction. And there's that sin captured by our unending ability to treat others as so much fodder for the machine of our closed-down self-idolatry. 

Being one of "those people," intolerant Jesus managed to offend the powerful spiritual sensitives of his day. The esteemed people. The respected guides. Jesus was a guy without a press agent, and the klutz committed so many PR fumbles that the crowds turned against him and saw him nailed to a cross. Thank you, pagan faith-based office of Roman crucifixions.

If only he had been a sophisticated, nuanced evangelical squish with smiles in shirt sleeves.

But there he is. Scum of the scum of the earth. Not fit for the Green Room. Human leftovers stuck on a stick on a hill. Do you not realize how ugly, bloody, pathetic, and popular his crucifixion was? Maybe a TV preacher could have saved him. Get him a spot on cable TV, maybe a regular gig, an audience with a president. Save the world from hunger. Reimagine thine own divine self. Yeah, man, that's what I'm talkin' about. Abundant life. Oblivious.

Spineless, Silent Clergy
Francis Schaeffer: A Student's Appreciation of a Distinct Approach

How to Argue Like a Fascist

By Rick Pearcey • April 7, 2009, 09:37 AM

As demonstrated by this unfortunate comment on American Fascism: Obama and Mussolini (a Pro-Existence post which was commented upon yesterday in a blog at the Village Voice):

Whew . . . are you as ignorant as you sound? Jeebus . . . I want to party with you cowboy! I bet the chicks dig that ignorant, righteous schtick. What color is the sky in your world? No, seriously . . . because you obviously aren't in the real world. You're in a world full of hate, ignorance, intolerance, fear, and greed. I pity you.

If one lacks reason and evidence to support your case, you pound the table, devolve into power, attack the person, and escape from reason.

The writer of the above blocked-quote comment is created in the image of God and therefore better than the inhumane approach that is expressed in the content of what he or she writes.

The Judeo-Christian worldview, in contrast to fascism and this writer's comment, respects reason and the individual, as seen here in "Christmas Spirit in Space and Time."

A recent helpful book that provides tools for reasonable and respectful dialogue is Tactics, by Greg Koukl.

See also:
Village Voice and Pro-Existence
National Obama Socialism
Regarding "Change" -- Liberals Drink Deeply From Fascist Well
Fascism Is Back
The Evil Religious Presidents Do

Quote of the Week

By Rick Pearcey • April 7, 2009, 08:54 AM

"There's a lot of -- I don't know what the term is in Austrian -- wheeling and dealing . . ."

-- Barack Obama, Strasbourg

Cal Thomas Right -- and Wrong -- About Christians in Politics

By Rick Pearcey • April 7, 2009, 08:04 AM

That's Dave Welch's take over at WND. What's yours?

Obama: Islam Has Shaped the USA

By Rick Pearcey • April 7, 2009, 07:46 AM

Robert Spencer at Frontpage observes and comments upon this from Mr. Obama:

"We will convey," said Barack Obama to the Turkish Parliament Monday, "our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world -- including my own country." (emphasis added)

Would Mr. Obama kindly explain just how Islam shaped the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution?

While we're at it, perhaps a reporter from the one or two remaining pro-statist hardcopy newspapers can ask Mr. Obama something like this: Sir, what is the evidence for your proposition?

Think of it, Mr. Reporter, as your good deed for the day. The Turks, among others, may be confused.

RIP: Israel

By Rick Pearcey • April 7, 2009, 06:53 AM

"If there is to be an Israel two years from now," writes Cliff Thier at American Thinker, "it must flatten the Iranian nuclear program immediately."

But that will not happen, says Thier.

Why? Because bowing, submissive Barack Obama "has made his choice."  

Monday, April 6, 2009

Proof That "Principled Christians Finished With Politics"?

By Rick Pearcey • April 6, 2009, 09:04 AM

After all, says Kathleen Parker, James Dobson "was captured on tape recently saying that the big cultural battles have all been lost."

Fascism Watch: Village Voice and Pro-Existence

By Rick Pearcey • April 6, 2009, 08:06 AM

From "How RightBloggers Made Fascist the New Socialist," by Roy Edroso:

So some of the more scholarly rightbloggers conduct seminars to explain Obamafascism. "When the government controls the economy without actually taking ownership of the means of production, it is still very much socialism: it is fascist socialism," explained The Real Revo. "GM is Krupp is AIG is Messerschmidt." Also: "Liberals have long believed that authoritarian government is fine as long as 'representatives of the people' -- meaning 'liberals'--are in charge. We are witnessing nothing less than the the germination latest mutation of fascism adapted for a new age."

Pro-Existence referred to "Abortofascism" and explicated, "the liberal secular statist operates as a relativist who looks to the Federal Empire as the supreme (but pretended) absolute, an idol of raw 'choice' collectivizing a raw will to power set loose and affirmed by worshippers of this idol in media, on campus, in Hollywood, government, and activist groups." Oh, well, when you put it that way...

Edroso concludes:

"Fascist" is a good, strong scare-word. It has the advantage of novelty. And it's not as if it has to mean anything.

When that flames out, they can take "Nazi" out of the test lab and start using it as an alternate. That would be something of a nuclear option, but it only has to last them until the next election.

Is that all this is, fascism as a scare word? That would be dishonest and a waste of time. I'd much rather join my friend Camus on the soccer pitch.

Or might Barack Obama and his defenders prefer that free-thinking Americans forget the past (just as the statists of our era have forgotten the Declaration and Constitution), forget the "change" of 1930s and '40s Europe, lest the lessons of history apply all too readily and appropriately to present regimes and thoughtforms?

These lessons apply to Republicans as well: Your embrace of statism and profound lack of seriousness vis-a-via the Founding Vision and Mission Statement of the United States is a huge part of the problem.  

By the way, we really are pro-existence, which means we are for the individual, the family, reason, the arts, creativity, rebellion against evil and inauthenticity, and any form of tryanny, including "religious" tyranny, "over the mind of man," as Jefferson put it. 

This humane approach does not hang in mid-air, as does so much of Hollywood, academia, and politics today. Rather, it is a grounded and rooted liberty we enjoy as human beings endowed by a knowable and verifiable Creator with certain unalienable rights. And on that basis rooted in fact and information, we reserve the right to a critical distance against politics so-called left, right, or center. 

More here:
American Fascism: Obama and Mussolini

National Obama Socialism
Regarding "Change" -- Liberals Drink Deeply From Fascist Well
Fascism Is Back
The Evil Religious Presidents Do

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Act Now: Tax Day Party Count Nearing 2,000 U.S. Cities

By Rick Pearcey • April 4, 2009, 10:50 AM

"Mainstream media can run, but they can't hide from protest tidal wave," says WorldNetDaily. See this article for a list of scheduled locations.

Silent Spineless Clergy Alert

By Rick Pearcey • April 4, 2009, 10:36 AM

Dear great spiritual leader of the flock, if a note like this appears nailed to your church door, fear not. Let your light shine.

Books: The Nazis Hated the Christians

By Rick Pearcey • April 4, 2009, 10:15 AM

Herbert E. Meyer writes in American Thinker on The Swastika Against the Cross, by Bruce Walker:

In The Swastika Against the Cross, Bruce Walker skillfully pulls together a huge amount of evidence to illuminate the great lesson of the twentieth century: Crazy, vicious people sometimes get political power, and when they tell you what they're going to do with that power -- believe them.  Today, as North Korea fuels that missile on its launch pad and as the lunatics in Iran build nuclear bombs, it's a lesson we need to learn -- fast.

Yes, the Nazis hated Christians and Christianity, perhaps just as much as do liberal statists today throwing stones from entrenched positions in Hollywood, academia, media, and Washington, D.C.

Thus the secularist war against the Creator, the smooth lip service given to the Declaration, and the audacious manipulation of the Constitution. Thus abortofascism, homofascism, and Washington-centric fascism, etc., etc. -- all tentacles of tyranny wrapping themselves around "the mind of man" and around the lives of a people endowed by our true Creator with unalienable rights, a free people in a land of slavery who even now are stirring up to reclaim their birthright under God. 

We resist, even if tyranny is cool again

Friday, April 3, 2009

Ann Coulter Out, Nancy Pearcey In

By Rick Pearcey • April 3, 2009, 11:59 AM

From Randy Thomas:

I quit reading the latest book by Ann Coulter.  By the time I got to the second instance of her calling a group of people a name that rhymes with "wussies" I closed the book and never went back to it again.

I didn't get angry.  I didn't even really think about it beyond the roll of my eyes and exasperated sigh.  The world is too coarse and has been for a long time. I closed the book, put it down and literally didn't think about it again ... for weeks.  It's like a subconscious switch said, "alright that's enough ... move on."

So I have.  When Ann gets to the point and makes a true argument I will listen or read her column.  I doubt I will buy another book.

All that said, I would still go to lunch with her if given the opportunity.

A friend gave me a book by Nancy Pearcey called Total Truth.  She is an authentic Christian intellectual.  Of course I don't think I even rate as a pseudo intellectual so ... take my estimation with a grain of salt.  All I know is I have loved her work with Charles Colson and I was mesmerized by her intellect at a presentation I attended where she was speaking about this very book.

A couple of observations. First, full disclosure. Ann Coulter came onboard at Human Events while I was managing editor. I enjoyed working with her. I agree she is sometimes over the top, but I'd much rather have her in play than others who lack conviction, courage, or both.

Secondly, Nancy and I appreciate that many people have found How Now? to be of help. Please let the record show, however, that the book is actually tri-authored (not simply coauthored) by Nancy Pearcey, novelist Harold Fickett (the long story chapters), and Charles W. Colson. 

By the way, both Nancy and I have book projects in the works. Hers is under consideration by a publisher. Mine is being written.

Act Now: In Praise of Tea Parties

By Rick Pearcey • April 3, 2009, 10:25 AM

Joseph Farah at WND advises:

This is a spontaneous and righteous uprising of the people. It is too important and pure to be associated with people who have been in power, had the opportunity to take America back and dropped the ball.

I don't have to name names. It's not important. It's just my advice and warning to grass-roots organizers across the country not to be seduced by big-name politicians who "want to help." You don't need their help. They need yours.

Hear, hear! April 15 is a great day to dump tea, dump failed politicians, and dump the tyrannical Federal Empire, so well exposed by Mark Levin's Liberty and Tyranny.

But on what basis? The only sure basis: That of the Declaration, the U.S. Constitution, and that of Founding Mission statement, the Founding Vision, of America the Beautiful -- human freedom, dignity, and "unalienable rights" under God. 

Pro-Existence: Pearcey at Amazon on Levin's Liberty and Tyranny
Customer Review by Rick Pearcey

Notre Dame Priest: Pro-Abort Obama Supporting "Evil"

By Rick Pearcey • April 3, 2009, 09:54 AM

From CNSNews.com:

Rev. Hugh W. Cleary, C.S.C., the superior general of the Catholic religious order that founded and now sponsors the University of Notre Dame, declared in an “open letter” to President Barack Obama that many good Catholics are scandalized by his pro-abortion policies, which, Cleary said, are “regarded by us as an intrinsic evil."

Here's the letter.

Kathleen the Baby Killer: Sebelius -- Reasonable Rhetoric for Killing Babies

By Rick Pearcey • April 3, 2009, 09:31 AM

Kansas lawmaker Tim Huelskamp has seen pro-abortion radical and Obama HHS pick Kathleen Sebelius "up close and personal."

He writes:

If all goes according to schedule, Governor Kathleen Sebelius will be confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services late next week. This is a mistake.

Recall that the Barack Obama claims to be a Christian and is fond of claiming to care for "the least of these." This hypocrisy and that of his enablers, including those who voted for him, is drenched in blood, which cries out from the incinerator.

It seems there are "Christian" fascists among us after all.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

American Fascism: Obama and Mussolini

By Rick Pearcey • April 2, 2009, 08:18 AM

From Quin Hillyer at American Spectator:

All of this economic intervention and government expansion, all of this use of collectivist language and collectivist goals, combined with the first big steps towards Obama's goal of "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded" as the American military, is straight out of Mussolini's playbook.

Then you combine it with the Obamanation of a growing, Il Duce-like cult of the leader. The stadium speeches in front of a Greek emperor's columns. The permanent campaign, the deliberate ubiquity. The "public service" radio ads with the president himself urging national service upon us. The iconic imagery on campaign materials. The millennial language about his own election as the moment when seas stopped rising and Earth started healing and about the need to "save the planet." The traveling abroad with an official entourage of 500 people (and a limo nicknamed "The Beast"). The fawning media. The simplistic slogans chanted over and over. . . .

Hillyer cautions, however, seeing a great distance between Obama and Nazism:

To be clear, none of this is to even come close to equating the Obama administration with Nazism. The conflation of Nazism with fascism is a gross misunderstanding of history; the original fascism and Nazism are entirely different breeds of vipers, with the latter being far more deadly. 

But however appreciated, this analysis of the difference between national socialism and Obama socialism may not hold up. Those who think what happened in Germany, the land of my birth, cannot happen here, may need to think again.

We already have among us the "hard tyranny" of millions of innocent unborn American citizens dead because of an inhumane secular statist ideology that says one class of humanity (pregnant women) has the right to destroy another class of humanity (unborn human beings). Talk about division and class struggle!

Instead of Berlin delegating to concentration camps guards the power to decide who lives and who dies, we have Washington delegating to women the power to decide who lives and who dies. And we have legal but immoral aborcentration centers across the land to clean up the slaughter and protect our sensibilities. But it's all good because we drive ourselves and our unborn children to the "camps." You don't even need the trains to run on time.

In principle it seems we are operating on the basis of raw power, allowing in practice that which a particular political dynamic can get away with at a particular moment in history. Abortofascism is just one issue. One could also look at attacks on the family, church, Christianity, freedom of speech and thought, and so on.

The liberal secular statist operates as a relativist who looks to the Federal Empire as the supreme (but pretended) absolute, an idol of raw "choice" collectivizing a raw will to power set loose and affirmed by worshippers of this idol in media, on campus, in Hollywood, government, and activist groups.

The Constitution is "alive" but dead, the Bill of Rights subject to the poll of the week, and there is little but the weak memory of freedom under God that remains in a nation once brave. That is the secular liberal statist worldview, and it appears to be exemplied by the rise of community organizer Barack Obama.

American fascism -- whether the stormtroopers wear black shirts or brown shirts -- must fall, in spirit and in fact, if America the free is to continue in fidelity as a nation under God, our true Creator, as set forth in the Declaration of Independence and as protected by the real U.S. Constitution. No one who appreciates the "blessings of liberty" will stand by and watch American fascism devour the American experiment in human freedom and dignity under God. There is much work to be done.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Texas Chooses Science Over Secularist Dogma

By Rick Pearcey • April 1, 2009, 01:52 PM

The Discovery Institute, where Pearcey Report editor at large Nancy Pearcey is a fellow of the Center for Science and Culture, announces an advance in educational and scientific freedom:

Austin, TX -- Today [March 27], the Texas Board of Education chose science over dogma and adopted science standards improving on the old "strengths and weaknesses" language by requiring students to “critique” and examine “all sides of scientific evidence.” In addition, the Board -- for the first time -- specifically required high school students to “analyze and evaluate” the evidence for major evolutionary concepts such as common ancestry, natural selection, and mutations. 

The new science standards mark a significant victory for scientists and educators in favor of teaching the scientific evidence for and against evolution.

“Texas now has the most progressive science standards on evolution in the entire nation,” said Dr. John West, Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute.  “Contrary to the claims of the evolution lobby, absolutely nothing the Board did promotes ‘creationism’ or religion in the classroom. Groups that assert otherwise are lying, plain and simple. Like the boy who cried ‘Wolf,’ the Darwin only lobby always screams ‘creationism!’ anytime educators or policymakers try to ensure a fair presentation of the scientific evidence both for and against evolution. Let’s be absolutely clear: Under the new standards, students will be expected to analyze and evaluate the scientific evidence for evolution, not religion. Period.” 

Regarding teaching creationism or religion in the public school classroom, a couple of points are worth noting.

First, this is a terrific win for academic freedom, but it should be remarked that nothing in the Declaration of Independence or U.S. Constitution forbids teaching creationism or religion in the classroom. Entrenched secularist dogma on this matter is less than convincing.

In fact, progress in the American experiment in liberty advances from the fixed point of a knowable and objectively existing Creator who endows humanity with unalienable rights. The Constitution is a legal contract designed to protect those rights so that what Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny calls a "civil society" might come to actuality, which is what happened in the course of human events that we call the American Revolution.

The 1st Amendment forbids Congress from sticking its Federal Nose into our business, educational or otherwise -- something those who embrace a secularist tryanny over the minds of free human beings seem to disapprove. The 1st Amendment does not forbid Texicans or the rest of us from exercising our freedom and our sovereignity in education.

Here's the 1st Amendment in its entirety:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.  [emphasis added]

The question therefore is not whether creationism or religion can be taught in the classroom. Of course they can. The real question is this: What's the evidence? If the evidence for or against a particular theory of origins is scientific, then present the case for and against, let the students think for themselves, and let them make up their own minds. Even in biology class.

The second point is that the Creator acknowledged in the Declaration, and against whom Congress is prohibited from passing laws against, is not a matter of "religious" belief or "faith" in the poor sense of the word bandied about inside and outside of secularist circles today.

The more rigorous, concrete, humane, and Biblical concept of faith has to do with the commitment of the whole person to that which is rationally, empirically, and existentially knowable as true. It is a worldview commitment rooted in truth about God, man, and the cosmos -- that same worldview, by the way, which provided the critical intellectual mass needed to launch modern science in the first place.

This wholistic approach has nothing to do with subjectivist "values," privatized "faith," emotional crutches, blind believism, or other characteristics swimming about in congressional waters, "religious" meetings, secular baptisms, and marketing strategies of the ACLU. 

The wonder and dignity of humanity male and female created in the image of a knowable God who endows each of us with unalienable rights cannot be squeezed into such limiting, dehumanizing, and regressive nonsense. It's time we all broke free of those chains. Bravo, Texas!

Obama Team Claims Right to Ban Books, Speech

By Rick Pearcey • April 1, 2009, 07:10 AM

Question authority, go to jail?

Free-thinkers and others endowed by our Creator with the unalienable right to liberty of speech may find the Obama administration's March 24 argument before the Supreme Court -- in the case of Citizens United v. FEC -- more than a little intriguing. Here is Ken Klukowski's take over at American Thinker.

Human beings are created to think and speak freely, and the Founders expressed this ontological fact politically when they agreed in the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution: Congress "shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech."

This seems rather clear: The Declaration, the Constitution, and a public figure otherwise known as the Creator stand on the side of liberty. The Obama gang, however, asserts tyranny.