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Monday, November 30, 2009

James Madison vs. Harry Reid

By Rick Pearcey • November 30, 2009, 08:49 AM

Regarding the 2,000+ page "healthcare" bill before the Senate (HR 3590), Hillsdale College professor Gary Wolfram quotes James Madison in a Human Events column:

It will be of little avail to the people that the laws be made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood. 

"It is not just our economy and health care system that is at stake," warns Wolfram, "but our system of individual liberty and responsibility and limited government."

What Can We Do? "It is imperative that we heed the warning of Madison and cast a dagger in the heart of the attempted completion of government’s takeover of our nation’s health care industry.  Let us return to a market-based system of health care provision and restore our belief in liberty and responsibility.  It is a task to which we should, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."

From Going Rogue to Going Constitutional
What Is "Mainstream" America? 
Palin on Obamacare Flubbing the Point? 
Hey Rove and O'Reilly: Wise Up on Constitution, Healthcare 
Obamacare Authoritarian and Unconstitutional 
Senator Admits: "No Place in Constitution That Says Healthcare" 
Pearcey Accepts Obama Healthcare Proposal

Mark Steyn: The Vast "Peer Reviewed" Censored Scientific Consensus Otherwise Known as Climategate

By Rick Pearcey • November 30, 2009, 07:53 AM

Thought Renegade Mark Steyn Offers Peerless Advice for the Climate Cultist: "Look for the peer-reviewed label! And then just believe whatever it is they tell you."

Another Washington Plan to Silence Dissent

By Rick Pearcey • November 30, 2009, 06:59 AM

Coming in the New Year: "More than 150 bureaucrats at the Federal Communications Commission" have their eyes on the internet, notes Mark Hyman at American Spectator.

Too bad they don't have their eyes on First Amendment (then again, maybe they do).

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Books: "Tea Party Revival," by Dr. B. Leland Baker

By Rick Pearcey • November 28, 2009, 11:24 AM

"In this short, but powerful book, Dr. Baker captures the essence of the Tea Party movement," writes "Tea Party" mom Peg Maretta in a review at Amazon.

"He correctly identifies programs that were not authorized by Constitutional Amendment, as well as the deficit spending and debt resulting from the excesses of the Federal Government. He outlines that unconstitutional growth leads to bigger government, higher spending, higher taxes and less freedom. Using the Constitution as a benchmark, he does a fiscal analysis of past and present actions by the Federal government that has resulted in the current massive debt." 

From Going Rogue to Going Constitutional
What Is "Mainstream" America? 
Palin on Obamacare Flubbing the Point? 
Hey Rove and O'Reilly: Wise Up on Constitution, Healthcare 
Obamacare Authoritarian and Unconstitutional 
Senator Admits: "No Place in Constitution That Says Healthcare" 
Pearcey Accepts Obama Healthcare Proposal

Rigging a Climate "Consensus"

By Rick Pearcey • November 28, 2009, 10:30 AM

Damage Control: "The climatologists at the center of the leaked email and document scandal have taken the line that it is all much ado about nothing," states the Wall Street Journal. "Yes, the wording of their messages was unfortunate, but they insist this in no way undermines the underlying science. They're ignoring the damage they've done to public confidence in the arbiters of climate science."

The real issue: "The furor over these documents is not about tone, colloquialisms or whether climatologists are nice people. The real issue is what the messages say about the way the much-ballyhooed scientific consensus on global warming was arrived at, and how a single view of warming and its causes is being enforced. The impression left by the correspondence among Messrs. Mann and Jones and others is that the climate-tracking game has been rigged from the start."

Poll: Those Who Rate U.S. Healthcare "Good" or "Excellent" Up to 49%

By Rick Pearcey • November 28, 2009, 07:20 AM

"Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters nationwide now rate the U.S. health care system as good or excellent," reports Rasmussen.

"That marks a steady increase from 44% at the beginning of October, 35% in May and 29% a year-and-a-half ago."

But what's good news for healthcare in America is bad news for the federal takeover of healthcare via Obama, Pelosi, and Reid: "The latest polling shows that only 38% favor the health care legislation currently working its way through Congress," says Rasmussen.  

Hat tip: WorldNetDaily

Friday, November 27, 2009

National Tea Party Convention as Cultural-Political Earthquake

By Rick Pearcey • November 27, 2009, 12:03 PM

The first National Tea Party Convention in Nashville next February, with Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann among the speakers, has the makings of being a huge event -- and that may be a gross understatement.

For if the American people dig down deep to the Declarational and Constitutional bedrock of this country -- down to unalienable rights and the living, knowable, and verifiable Creator who is the basis and energizer of those rights -- we may well be on the edge of a cultural-political earthquake of freedom and liberty not seen since the Founding Era and the days of 1776.

But here's one of my primary concerns: That a political machine (either "left" or "right," with its attendant "leadership") or a religious machine (either "left" or "right," with its attendant celebrity "leadership") may find a way to co-opt what up to now appears to be a genuine cultural movement animated by a return to Declaration foundations.

That would be a tragedy, with another generation lost and another 20-30 years of Big Activism and Big Namism but so little effectiveness against the secularist usurpation. An America tipping toward tyranny may not be able to afford much more of that.

Update, Feb. 8, 2010: Please note that Michele Bachmann did not speak at the event. Here is a January 20 statement announcing that Palin will join Bachmann on the campaign trail.

From Going Rogue to Going Constitutional
What Is "Mainstream" America? 
Francis Schaeffer: "The Central Problem of Our Age"

Palin and Bachmann at National Tea Party Convention

By Rick Pearcey • November 27, 2009, 11:06 AM

Tea Party Nation (TPN) has scheduled both Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann to speak at the First National Tea Party Convention, which is set for Feb. 4-6, 2010, at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN.

Here's a TPN statement about the event:

Tea Party Nation is pleased to announce the First National Tea Party Convention. The convention is aimed at bringing the Tea Party Movement together from around the nation for the purpose of networking and supporting the movements' multiple organizations principle goals. This event will be co-sponsored by other national groups that believe in a responsible and limited federal government that is responsive to all the people. National Taxpayers Union, American Majority, Smart Girl Politics, and SurgeUSA are just a few of the organizations contributing their talents and time to this convention.

Special Keynote Speaker for the event will be Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska (2006-2009) and 2008 Republican Vice Presidential Nominee.

Rep. Michele Bachmann has just confirmed that she will be one of the Breakfast speakers at the convention.

Other topics and workshops to be covered: Conservative Activism; Using Social Media to advance our cause, How to Coordinate efforts with other groups in your state, How to get Youth involved in Conservative Activism. There will be two discussion panels taking place on Saturday. The first will be entitled, "How to Defeat Liberalism" and the second will be a panel of Tea Party Organizers discussing "Where the Tea Party Movement Goes From Here." More workshops, speakers and seminars will be announced as they are finalized.

Norman Rockwell Wrong About Thanksgiving

By Rick Pearcey • November 27, 2009, 08:50 AM

Art Imitating Politics: "One of the persistent American misunderstandings is that Thanksgiving is about celebrating abundance," writes Chris Stirewalt at Washington Examiner. "Norman Rockwell helped the myth along as much as anyone."

Michelangelo, Schaeffer, and the Kingdom of Washington 
Tourist Attacks Mona Lisa
6-Year-Old Exhibits Painting
Controversy Over "Michelangelo" Sculpture
New Van Gogh Show 
Angelina Jolie as the Virgin Mary

Another Blow Against "Science" Behind Warming Politics

By Rick Pearcey • November 27, 2009, 07:36 AM

"Advocates and sympathetic politicians claiming that man-made global warming from uses of carbon-based energy sources mandates international controls on economically prosperous nations were already worried that their victory is slipping," writes John McLaughlin at American Thinker.

"Now another blow has been struck against 'basic science' used to support their case."

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"Jobs Created or Saved" vs. Warriors Wounded or Killed

By Rick Pearcey • November 25, 2009, 12:48 PM

Mr. Obama's cute line on "jobs created or saved" "Flunks Science Test," writes Caroline Baum at Bloomberg.

"At first it was just an unverifiable assertion," she writes. "Now it turns out to have been a case of bureaucratic ineptitude and possible fraud."

Well, that platitude may be a joke, but Obama's dithering on Afghanistan isn't.

One wonders: In the midst of all this presidential indecisiveness, how many additional U.S. warriors have been wounded or killed? How many hung out to dry because a commander in chief is working on his jumpshot? Or setting up show trials for terrorists in New York City?

And how many additional U.S. warriors will be killed or wounded now and tomorrow in Afghanistan and across the world because an American president exudes a weakness and lack of seriousness approaching and perhaps surpassing even that of the ill-famed Jimmy Carter?

Perhaps CNN, MSNBC, and CBS are already looking into this. Perhaps not.

Or perhaps a hard-news outfit like Fox can ask the president about it when he makes an announcement on Afghanistan sometime after Thanksgiving. 

A final point: Weakness invites aggression, but strength invites peace. Go ask Reagan.  

Would "Back to Life" Dead Man Survive Obama?

By Rick Pearcey • November 25, 2009, 11:44 AM

Fifty-six-year-old Brooklyn man Joe Tiralosi was "brought back to life" and "lived after his heart quit for 47 minutes, and it's all thanks to a team of doctors who refused to give up until they brought him back from the dead," reports Chris Wragge at WCBSTV.

An even bigger miracle would be for Joe and others like him to survive the cold administrations of dumbed-down rationed Obamacare. 

May that unconstitutional cruelty never pass, and may America never give up on the finest healthcare system in the world, so that other Joes with other families may live and celebrate Thanksgiving this year and for many more years to come.

Yes -- healthcare in America can be improved. But killing it seems a hard way to make better medicine. 

We thank God that Joe Tirasoli lives. And to that same God who is the sure basis of unalienable rights and freedom from federal oppression, we work and pray that healthcare -- and freedomcare -- in America survives Obama and his socialist designs on medicine.  

Let freedom ring! And let healthcare survive and prosper!

Hat tip: Drudge Report

Life on the "Rogue"

By Rick Pearcey • November 25, 2009, 08:11 AM

"Sarah Palin may be going 'rogue.' But she’s not going away," concludes Jacob Laskin in his review of Sarah Palin's memoir (co-authored with Lynn Vincent). "Critics count Palin out at their peril."

America's Rebirth

By Rick Pearcey • November 25, 2009, 06:58 AM

"The New Left takeover and sweeping Obama madness is leaving it no other choice." -- American Spectator

Rewriting the Constitution: 6 Proposals for Progressives

By Rick Pearcey • November 25, 2009, 06:41 AM

Noting the left's "obvious neglect and disregard for the Constitution as it is written," Larrey Anderson at American Thinker recommends the following: "If the left is going to change America, first they should change the basic rules set down to guide (and limit, and in some cases prevent) their proposed changes to our country's procedures."

To that end, Anderson offers six proposals as a "progressive guide for rewriting the Constitution."

The upshot of such a rewrite: Progressives "would finally have the law of the land on your side. You would no longer have to rely on progressive judges making a laughingstock of logic, common sense, and the English language in their outrageous decisions." 

From Going Rogue to Going Constitutional
What Is "Mainstream" America? 
Palin on Obamacare Flubbing the Point? 
Hey Rove and O'Reilly: Wise Up on Constitution, Healthcare 
Obamacare Authoritarian and Unconstitutional 
Senator Admits: "No Place in Constitution That Says Healthcare" 
Pearcey Accepts Obama Healthcare Proposal 

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Children in Richard Dawkins' Atheist Ads From Devout Christian Family

By Rick Pearcey • November 24, 2009, 07:13 PM

"And a Little Child Shall Lead Them" (Isaiah 11:6) -- "The two children chosen to front Richard Dawkins’s latest assault on God could not look more free of the misery he associates with religious baggage," reports the UK Times.

"With the slogan 'Please don’t label me. Let me grow up and choose for myself', the youngsters with broad grins seem to be the perfect advertisement for the new atheism being promoted by Professor Dawkins and the British Humanist Association."

But then: "Except that they are about as far from atheism as it is possible to be. The Times can reveal that Charlotte, 8, and Ollie, 7, are from one of the country’s most devout Christian families."

Says the father of the children Brad Mason: “It is quite funny, because obviously they were searching for images of children that looked happy and free. They happened to choose children who are Christian. It is ironic. The humanists obviously did not know the background of these children."

Welcome to the U.S.S.A.

By Rick Pearcey • November 24, 2009, 10:11 AM

Cal Thomas writes:

Great horrors don't begin in gas chambers, killing fields, or forced famines. They begin when there is a philosophical shift in a nation's leadership about the value of human life. Novelist Walker Percy examined the underlying philosophy that led to the Holocaust and wrote: "In a word, certain consequences, perhaps unforeseen, follow upon the acceptance of the principle of the destruction of human life for what may appear to be the most admirable social reasons."

In our day, the consequences of government seizure of one-sixth of our economy and government's ability to decide how we run our lives (it won't stop with health care) are foreseen. They are just being ignored in our continued pursuit of personal peace, affluence and political power.

Opinion polls show a majority of Americans reject this health care "reform" bill. They think haste may waste them in the end. It doesn't matter. Like members of a cult, whatever the leader says, goes. The facts be damned. The crowd from the '60s will "seize the time," in the words of Black Panther radical Bobby Seale, thus sealing our doom as a unique and wonderful nation.

Welcome to the U.S.S.A., the United Socialist States of America.

Two comments:

1) This column deserves a broad readership. It would be super if Rush, Hannity, Levin, Laura, and others were to feature it and comment upon it on their radio shows. If you agree, contact them via Facebook, Twitter, etc., etc.

2) The day is late, but not over. And the battle for freedom is far from over. We can push back against the U.S.S.A. There is no reason a nation of intelligent, creative, and noble Americans created in the image of God has to sit by and watch barbarians impose tyranny upon this "sweet land of liberty." It's all in the Declaration of Independence, folks. Read it, pray it, act it.

"Data Change" the Real Story Behind "Climate Change"?

By Rick Pearcey • November 24, 2009, 08:27 AM

"I Think I'll Delete the File" -- Regarding revelations from hacked emails at Britain's Climate Research Unit (University of East Anglia), a column at RedState asks, "How Does Knowledge Accumulate When the Scientists All Lie?"

Monday, November 23, 2009

Hannity and McConnell Discuss Healthcare "Crisis" -- No Mention of Constitution

By Rick Pearcey • November 23, 2009, 05:51 PM

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was on the Hannity radio show earlier today, discussing the un-constitutional power grab otherwise known as Obamacare, Pelosicare, and Harrycare.

Guess what? Neither Hannity or McConnell mentioned the U.S. Constitution. Not one time. 

Sean Hannity asked no questions about the constitutionality of the attempted federal takeover of healthcare. And the senator offered no constitutional arguments against this attempted usurpation of authority.

Perhaps this was an oversight. Or you may think I'm being too lenient.

No, I'm not trying to beat these guys over the head. But I am trying to alert those of us who care about freedom to what is at the heart of the issue, and what must be attended to, if constitutional government is to survive in what we now know as the United States.

Meanwhile, thank you CNSNews, which unlike the collaborationist press, has been doing a terrific service by raising these kinds of questions to legislators on Capitol Hill.

And thank you Richard Viguerie, who in the Washington Times today warned, "Republican leaders are approaching the 2010 and 2012 elections believing they can win by being slightly less abusive and contemptuous of the Constitution than the Obama-Pelosi Democrats."

A "less abusive and contemptuous" approach is what helped bring us to the present critical moment in our nation's history. And a good case can be made that continuing that approach will only take America over the edge and into the abyss of tryanny.

As a mainstream American, I see no reason to accept a strategy that loses our freedom on Friday instead of on Wednesday. Better to fight for it and win it today, now, and keep it all week long -- and then for months, years, decades, and centuries to come.

We had to struggle to win constitutional liberty in the first place. We probably shouldn't be too surprised if we have to fight to keep it.

So let's keep our eye on the ball. Whether we're on the radio or off. Or whether we're talking to a senator or to the folks who make America work. 

Freedom is at stake and the day is late. Make every opportunity count.

Der Spiegel: "Nice Guy" Obama Getting "Nowhere on the World Stage"

By Rick Pearcey • November 23, 2009, 02:36 PM

"Obama's advisors fear a comparison with former Democratic President Jimmy Carter, even more than with Bush," writes Gabor Steingart.

From "Going Rogue" to Going Constitutional

By Rick Pearcey • November 23, 2009, 10:44 AM

If You Want the Rebellion to Succeed: "The release of Sarah Palin's book Going Rogue (HarperCollins, 2009) has brought out not only the Palin bashers, but also, of course, has increased chatter about whether she will be the Republican presidential nominee in 2012," writes Richard Viguerie in the Washington Times.

"What's missing so far in the 'professional' chatter -- which ranges from the snide and petty to the more substantive about her future -- is whether she or any other potential candidate has grasped what conservative newspaper editor Seth Lipsky describes so astutely as America's 'constitutional moment'."

What Is "Mainstream" America? 
Palin on Obamacare Flubbing the Point? 
Hey Rove and O'Reilly: Wise Up on Constitution, Healthcare 
Obamacare Authoritarian and Unconstitutional 
Senator Admits: "No Place in Constitution That Says Healthcare" 
Pearcey Accepts Obama Healthcare Proposal 

Palin 2012?

By Rick Pearcey • November 23, 2009, 09:52 AM

"She’s clearly laying the groundwork for her own White House run," writes Alan Dowd at Frontpagemag.com.

Sarah Palin Dines, Prays With Rev. Billy Graham in N.C.

By Rick Pearcey • November 23, 2009, 09:03 AM

"Billy Graham said it was an honor having Palin in his home to join his family for dinner and that they took the opportunity to pray together," reports AP.
"I, like many people, have been impressed with her strong commitment to her faith, to family and love of country," AP quotes Graham as saying in a statement. "I appreciated hearing her speak of her own spiritual journey and her life in Alaska."

Obama's Cloward-Piven Government vs. America's Constitutional Liberty

By Rick Pearcey • November 23, 2009, 08:10 AM

Malevolent Strategy Targets Constitutional Government: "It's time to cast aside all remaining doubt," writes James Simspon at American Thinker. "President Obama is not trying to lead America forward to recovery, propserity, and strength. Quite the opposite, in fact."

Saturday, November 21, 2009

McCain: Victory in Afghanistan in 18 Months

By Rick Pearcey • November 21, 2009, 02:37 PM

"U.S. Senator John McCain predicted an allied win in Afghanistan in one year to 18 months if sufficient troops are sent, as the White House mulls sending tens of thousands of reinforcements," reports AFP.

"But he said that timeline is threatened by U.S. President Barack Obama's delay in rolling out a new Afghanistan strategy."

Hacked Emails Reveal Global-Warming Fraud?

By Rick Pearcey • November 21, 2009, 07:28 AM

Damaging Revelations: "Officials at a key global warming research center in the United Kingdom have authenticated a series of e-mails and other documents apparently taken from their computer system by a hacker, but they cannot explain what scientists in internal exchanges meant by references to a 'trick' that would 'hide the decline' of global temperatures nor by instructions to delete contrary data," reports WorldNetDaily.

Author James Delingpole writes in a London Telegraph column the most damaging revelations indicate climate-change scientists may have "manipulated or suppressed evidence in order to support their cause."

Palin: Vote Against Harrycare Tonight

By Rick Pearcey • November 21, 2009, 06:31 AM

"Contact your senators," says the author of Going Rogue on her Facebook page. "The Senate is set to vote Saturday night, right before the holiday, on a motion to proceed on its latest health care government take-over bill. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is pushing for yet another weekend vote (commonplace now for the party of “transparency”) because he knows that the American people will be none too happy about the Democrats’ proposal the longer they have to look it over.

"A vote against the Democrats’ motion will help stop Obamacare before it gets any closer to becoming a reality. While this Saturday night vote might seem like a procedural matter, at the end of the day a vote against Senator Reid’s motion is a vote against massive new government spending and a take-over of 1/6th of the U.S. economy; it’s a vote against billions in tax increases and penalties; it’s a vote against federal funding of abortion; and it’s a vote against ignoring responsible tort reform."

And, we might add: A vote against Sen. Reid's motion is a vote against a Washington-centric federal establishment that once again is attempting to usurp, from the people, power and authority not authorized by the U.S. Constitution, which federal officials take an oath to "support and defend."

A no to Harrycare, Pelosicare, and Obamacare, therefore, is a no to the spread of the cancer of tyranny. It is a vote for freedom, for the Constitution, and for a people Declared independent under God, not dependent under anything else, including the federal State. 

It Takes a Tyrant: "General Welfare" Myth Debunked 
Obamacare Authoritarian and Unconstitutional
Harvard Medical Dean Gives "Failing Grade" to Health Debate

Friday, November 20, 2009

Chinese Intellectuals Rejecting Atheism

By Rick Pearcey • November 20, 2009, 12:45 PM

In "The China President Obama Didn't See," an intriguing comment on Obama's recent trip to communist China, Leslie Hook in the Wall Street Journal muses upon why the Chinese government is so fearful of "unregistered" churches.

She writes:

Chinese and foreign observers alike believe the number of Chinese belonging to underground churches may now exceed 100 million people. That figure has grown rapidly as more and more Chinese, particularly well-educated city dwellers, turn away from Communist Party atheism. [emphasis added]

Life has never been easy for the underground churches, and recently it has gotten a lot harder. This is the result, according to the Christian charity group China Aid, of a state directive handed down in August. Why do China's powerful leaders fear these churches, most of which steer clear of politics? It may be that they have grown increasingly paranoid about the political power of religion given the unrest they have faced in Buddhist Tibet and Muslim Xinjiang. Or it could be because dissident intellectuals, such as jailed human-rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, have sometimes tended toward Christianity. [emphasis added]

As a questioning and free-thinking human being who affirms the philosophic and reality-oriented answers given in the Judeo-Christian worldview to the basic questions of existence raised by life in a challenging universe -- answers superior to those offered by secular humanism, atheism, agnosticism, and so on (and superior, by the way, to that fragmentation that passes for political liberalism these days) -- one can appreciate in some small measure why "well-educated city dwellers" and "dissident intellectuals" are attracted to Christianity. 

As a person religiously committed to god-talk secularism, Mr. Obama seems blessedly ignorant of the vibrancy and intellectual strength of the historic Judeo-Christian worldview here in the United States. So I suppose, in this respect, it is hardly unexpected that he misses it abroad in the land of Mao.

Upshot for Mr. Obama and the Chinese: The next few years may hold a few surprises for him, them, and like-minded people of secular faith.

David Limbaugh: Sally Quinn on Sarah Palin -- Versus Reality

By Rick Pearcey • November 20, 2009, 10:31 AM

David Limbaugh writes:

It seems the mainstream media's favorite pastime is to ridicule Sarah Palin. Of all the screeds I've read, I don't think any are snarkier than The Washington Post's Sally Quinn's "On Faith" blog post "Sarah Palin's 'rogue' Christianity."

Do we need further proof of the secular orientation of our dominant media culture than the fact that Quinn, an avowed atheist, pens the Post's "On Faith" blog? That would be like featuring a column by Fidel Castro on free enterprise and individual liberties. . . .

Quinn -- convinced she has exposed Palin as confused, conflicted and acutely hypocritical -- volleys a series of rhetorical questions designed to reveal Palin's apparent inconsistency in believing that God is in complete control ("I don't believe in coincidences") and yet he allows or causes terrible things to happen to people.

Regarding the question how a good God can co-exist with evil in the world, readers may want to take a look at The Innocence of God, by Udo Middelmann. A former atheist whose family stood against the Nazis, Middelmann is president of the Francis A. Schaeffer Foundation.

Carrie Prejean Announces New Website

By Rick Pearcey • November 20, 2009, 09:55 AM

Prejean makes the announcement on Facebook. Here's the new website.

NY-23 Update: Voting Virus Taints Results

By Rick Pearcey • November 20, 2009, 09:10 AM

"The computerized voting machines used by many voters in the 23rd district had a computer virus -- tainting the results, not just from those machines known to have been infected, but casting doubt on the accuracy of counts retrieved from any of the machines," reports Nathan Barker in The Gouverneur Times.

Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman is "raising funds for a possible legal challenge to the results and requesting that the Boards of Election hand-count every vote," reports Barker. "On Tuesday, he 'unconceded' the race. In light of the current concerns over the accuracy of the machine-counted votes, Hoffman may now have a legitimate reason to contest the election results."

Hat tip: Robert Stacy McCain

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Video: Blacks Against Obama

By Rick Pearcey • November 19, 2009, 11:53 PM

Or have videoanthropologists discovered a new species? Watch the YouTube video, dated 10/17/08. Hear non-Caucasians utter words such as, "Talk about 'spread the wealth' -- We don't believe in that."

Another question: How long before esteemed Democrats and media support groups declare, "Oh, I think they're Afroturf"? 

P.S. -- Come to think of it, it's not as though these folks get much coverage. Maybe then damage control will kick in.

Pelosi Won't Say Whether Osama Bin Laden Should Be Told Has Right to Lawyer, to Remain Silent

By Rick Pearcey • November 19, 2009, 10:01 PM

Responding to CNSNews, Pelosi said: 

Well, let’s see, how many years has it been? Nine, eight years. Let’s worry about capturing Bin Laden and not worry about your, your question.

One wonders if she gave the same advice to Atty. Gen. Eric Holder, who just yesterday seemed rather unprepared for a similar line of questioning from Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

Levin "Surge" Targets 4 Senators Over Harrycare

By Rick Pearcey • November 19, 2009, 07:53 PM

As noted at MarkLevinShow.com, those four would be:

* Mary Landrieu of Lousiana at 202-224-5824

* Ben Nelson of Nebraska at 202-224-6551

* Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas at 202-224-4843

* Evan Bayh of Indiana 202-224-5623

Levin counsels on his radio show to call these senators even if you are not from their respective states. Why? Because they are voting on issues that affect every single American.

And besides, as Levin notes, if Obama and others who do not live in the states of these senators can "lobby" them to vote for unconstitutional healthcare tyranny, then certainly Americans who support healthcare freedom can -- and ought -- to make their voices heard.

My view? Let Freedom Ring! Well done, Mark.

Harvard Medical Dean Gives "Failing Grade" to Health Debate

By Rick Pearcey • November 19, 2009, 06:09 PM

"Speeches and news reports can lead you to believe that proposed congressional legislation would tackle the problems of cost, access and quality," writes Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of Harvard Medical School, in the Wall Street Journal. "But that's not true." (emphasis added)

Add to Flier's critique the unconstitutional and authoritarian nature of this attempted federal usurpation, and you have four excellent reasons a creative and dignified people will prefer healthcare solutions that do not kill the God-given freedom of the patient. 

Hat tip: Rush Limbaugh

It Takes a Tyrant: "General Welfare" Myth Debunked 
Obamacare Authoritarian and Unconstitutional

Lutherans 2nd Church to Split Over Homosexuals

By Rick Pearcey • November 19, 2009, 08:57 AM

"Conservative members of America's largest Lutheran denomination announced that they are splitting from the Chicago-based Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, making it the second mainline Protestant church to undergo a major schism over the issue of homosexuality and related matters of biblical authority," reports Julia Duin at the Washington Times.

Palin "Going Rogue" Tour Schedule, Royalties to Fort Hood Families

By Rick Pearcey • November 19, 2009, 06:52 AM

Click here for details of the second half of the Going Rogue book tour.

Note also that Palin will contribute part of the book's royalties to the "families of the victims whose lives have been forever changed by the tragic events of November 5th."

Palin's contribution is part of a larger effort called "Community Response to 11/5." Additional information is available at the website of the Central Texas-Fort Hood Chapter of the Association of the US Army (AUSA).

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

UK Paper: Obama Bends Knees to Chinese Might

By Rick Pearcey • November 18, 2009, 10:37 PM

And in yet another diplomatic coup, "President Obama has had to swallow the medicine," says the UK Independent.

Tea Partiers Brutally Beaten

By Rick Pearcey • November 18, 2009, 06:07 PM

"Che Guevara supporters with a radical pro-amnesty coalition viciously attacked and bludgeoned tea party protesters at a Florida anti-illegal-immigration rally, including a 62-year-old man who was beaten and kicked in the face," reports WorldNetDaily.

Here is video on YouTube.

Intelligent Design on Dennis Miller Radio

By Rick Pearcey • November 18, 2009, 12:59 PM

Comedian and talk show host Dennis Miller discusses intelligent design with Dr. Stephen Meyer, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute and author of Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design.

Here is audio of the interview. Meyer is scheduled for a full hour in-studio interview December 2 at 12 p.m. ET, 9 a.m. PT.

The Terror of Sarah Palin

By Rick Pearcey • November 18, 2009, 07:19 AM

"Palin is a threat because she symbolizes decency in a country that has been taken hostage by moral degenerates," writes Bob Weir at American Thinker. "If she isn't stopped, this country might end up reclaiming some of the values that made us the envy of the world." 

True enough, lack of decency is a huge problem in America today, but deeper still is the liberal and secularist rejection of the Founders' worldview, which gives an adequate philosophic basis to provide what thinker Francis Schaeffer calls "form and freedom" in government, even in a world full of imperfect people.

What Palin increasingly represents, and what distinguishes the American experiment in human history, is not just a commitment to certain "values," but rather a commitment to certain facts, including ethical facts (as opposed to mere subjective "values").

That is to say, when the Founders purposely built the American experiment in liberty upon the Creator and not the State, they were not being "religious" in the modern or Obamaesque sense of the word (either cut off from facts or used as political window dressing for a secularist action agenda).

The Founders were applying concepts rooted in information from our Creator as that information applies to life in this world. And by building intellectually and politically upon the base of the Creator, what is given to us in the Declaration of Independence is a wonder of the world, something not found in Greek democracy, the Roman Empire, or the French Revolution.

In contrast to the secularist Democratic Party and elements within the Republican Party, Sarah Palin moves instinctively within the American mainstream of the Founders' worldview. And the degree to which that liberating worldview comes to expression in her politics (and that of others), to that degree her presence is a dire threat to liberalism and its attempt to redefine American society upon the slavish god-substitute of the secular state.

The Founders' worldview of freedom is a constant terror to the forces of tyranny. That is why Sarah Palin, and any like her -- including the millions of Americans who reject the rise of "compassionate" and egalitarian totalitarianism in America today -- must be demonized and destroyed. If she and they live, tyranny dies.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Rogue Tour: Palin Blasts Obama Bow, Democrats' "Dangerous" Healthcare Plans

By Rick Pearcey • November 17, 2009, 09:54 PM

In an interview with Newsmax, "former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Tuesday sharply criticized President Obama's deep bow to the emperor of Japan and charged Democrats are 'purposefully' holding back details on their healthcare reform proposals from the American people to avoid an open debate."

Republicans Threaten to Block Civilian Trials for 9/11 Terrorists

By Rick Pearcey • November 17, 2009, 09:42 PM

"House Republicans say they'll make Democrats feel the political heat for President Obama's decision to try Sept. 11 attack plotters in U.S. civilian courts by trying to force a vote on a bill to block those trials," reports the Washington Times.

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R.-Ohio) "and other opponents say the terrorists don't deserve the same rights as U.S. citizens, and worry that holding civilian trials signals a return to the 1990s when the threat from al Qaeda was treated as a criminal matter, not a war," says the Times.

"They also argue that sensitive intelligence information could be revealed in court trials and that the accused could use the trials as a propaganda exercise."

Palin Looks Good in Shorts, and Other Problems

By Rick Pearcey • November 17, 2009, 08:32 AM

In "Palin's Popularity vs. Media Mania," Robert Stacy McCain examines continuing outbreaks of Going Rogue Palin Derangement Syndrome among the reportorial establishment.

How Hitler and Nazis Tried to Steal Christmas

By Rick Pearcey • November 17, 2009, 07:21 AM

"The Nazi Party tried their best to remove Christ from Christmas by paganising carols, producing glittering swastika, iron cross and toy grenade baubles for the fir tree, research for a new exhibition has found," reports the UK Telegraph.

"Many of the changes made under Hitler, put in place to remove the influence of the Jewish-born baby Jesus, are still in use today, much to the alarm of modern Germans."

Go here for a remedy to this kind of state-sponsored manipulation of Christmas.

Fascism Is Back

Top 10 Reasons Black America Fears Rush Limbaugh

By Rick Pearcey • November 17, 2009, 06:09 AM

Lloyd Marcus is a self-identified black man who has "listened to Rush Limbaugh since 1993." Writing at American Thinker, Marcus cautions Black America to be "very afraid of this powerful white man."

Why? "Regular listening to him could be devastating to the psyche of the 96% of black Americans who voted for Obama." Here are his top 10 reasons why.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Report: Chicago Board of Education President Commits Suicide

By Rick Pearcey • November 16, 2009, 11:35 AM

The body of Michael Scott was found floating in the Chicago River, reports MyFoxChicago. No comment as of yet from the Chicago Public Schools.

Is Palin Ready? "Going Rogue" Reviewed in Wall Street Journal

By Rick Pearcey • November 16, 2009, 09:23 AM

"For her supporters on the right," writes Melanie Kirkpatrick, "they won't find" in Going Rogue "much new ammunition with which to counter those who say that Mrs. Palin isn't ready for the rigors of the  White House."

Hating Miss Sarah: Does This Mean Newsweek Stands in for the Nazis?

By Rick Pearcey • November 16, 2009, 08:21 AM

For Erick Erickson of Red State, declaring war on Sarah Palin suggests intriguing bed fellows over at Newsweek.

Sarah Palin's Walmart Strategy

By Rick Pearcey • November 16, 2009, 06:44 AM

"What's notable about Sarah's Palin's book tour, which starts midweek, is where she's not going," writes J. Robert Smith at American Thinker.

Here's the Going Rogue book tour schedule.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Letter of the Day

By Rick Pearcey • November 13, 2009, 02:01 PM

Rick Hall Writes:

I'm thoroughly enjoying, and am learning a great deal, from your posts/blogs. Thanks for your work. I'm spreading the word.

Thank you for your kind words, readership, and eagerness to learn.

Sarah Palin: AP Gets Going Rogue Wrong

By Rick Pearcey • November 13, 2009, 01:32 PM

As Expected, says the former Alaska governor on her Facebook page: "AP and a number of subsequent media outlets are erroneously reporting the contents of the book." Which can be purchased here.

Obama Gives Terrorists Another Reason to Target New York City

By Rick Pearcey • November 13, 2009, 12:02 PM

Zeroing in Again on Ground Zero: "Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and four others accused in the attacks will be put on criminal trial in New York, Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce later Friday," writes Evan Perez in the Wall Street Journal.

"This is insane," alerts Erick Erickson at Red State. "There have been reports in the past month about another potential terrorist attack disrupted in New York City. Bringing these high profile terrorist leaders to New York will just put a target on New York again." 

If that doesn't get your attention, there's this from Erick of Red State: "The White House is going to subject these terrorists to criminal trials in civilian courts. They will get all the due process rights of citizens in court and potentially will be able to get access to material evidence in a civilian court that could reveal intelligence we’d prefer them not to have."

The Point: An American president is creating a scenario whereby a) terrorists may be able to blow a huge hole in American intelligence, and b) terrorists have additional motivation to blow another huge hole in NYC, thereby granting Khalid Sheikh Mohammed a glorious send-off to virgin territory.

The gods of terror must be smiling.

Obama's "Man-Caused Disaster" Chickens Come Home to Roost

By Rick Pearcey • November 13, 2009, 06:12 AM

Bad Ideas, Bad Consequences: "President Obama's new Homeland Security doctrine has taken our country from being that world's strongest and most intimidating superpower to a weak and vulnerable nation being singled out by every terrorist organization in the world," writes Neil Braithwaite at American Thinker.

"And make no mistake: Whether homegrown or international, these terrorists want America destroyed at any cost. The Obama administration's Homeland Security doctrine has become no more than a politically correct welcome mat for every Muslim jihadist on the planet."

Morris: Obama Handcuffs Terror Probers
Gov. of Alamo State: Obama "Hell-Bent" on Turning America Into Socialist Country

Maybe It's Time to Ask: Has Obama Declared War on America? 
The Evil Religious Presidents Do 

Anti-Muslim Backlash, My Foot

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Maybe It's Time to Ask: Has Obama Declared War on America?

By Rick Pearcey • November 12, 2009, 03:26 PM

Or Is That a Forbidden Question? One begins to wonder about the direction in which he moves, insofar as Mr. Obama's policies stand in stark contrast to the Constitution, the Declaration, and the Bill of Rights. And insofar as he and his regime seem more concerned with not offending terrorists than with defeating terror and defending the American people.

Based on his language, his behavior, his history, and his policies, you begin to wonder whether Obama really stands for America and her high ideals. Or whether he sees limited government and individual liberty under God as obstacles to be overcome, enemies to be defeated, distractions on the path to a greater, new, and brighter America of which he and his wife can finally be proud.

Gov. of Alamo State: Obama "Hell-Bent" on Turning America Into Socialist Country

By Rick Pearcey • November 12, 2009, 02:47 PM

Says Gov. Rick Perry: "It’s time to make tea parties twice as big as what they were . . . . I think it’s time for us to stand up and say to Washington, D.C. that we are no longer going to accept that kind of stuff sitting down and being quiet."

Morris: Obama Handcuffs Terror Probers

By Rick Pearcey • November 12, 2009, 02:04 PM

Former Clinton Adviser Dick Morris Tells Newsmax: The Obama White House is "deliberately mischaracterizing" the Fort Hood terror attack.

"We're witnessing the fruits of Obama's failures in the war on terror," says Morris.

"That's precisely why he doesn't want it to be called a terrorist act. He doesn't want us to realize that he is responsible, at least on his watch, for the first attack on our soil since 9/11."

Sen. Akaka: "Not Aware" of Constitutional Authority to Force Purchase of Health Insurance

By Rick Pearcey • November 12, 2009, 09:17 AM

Road to Hell Paved With Good Intentions: "When CNSNews.com asked whether the Constitution gives Congress the authority to make Americans buy health insurance, Sen. Akaka said: "I’m not aware of that, let me put it that way. But what we’re trying to do is to provide for people who have needs and that’s where the accessibility comes in, and one of the goals that we’re trying to present here is to make it accessible."

Speaking of "good intentions," what with tax penalities, possible jail time, and the oppression of Washington-centric governance -- all for choosing individual freedom over state control -- those "good intentions" may not be so good after all.

But that's alright: The road to Hell is often paved with bad intentions too.

Palin Talks to Oprah

By Rick Pearcey • November 12, 2009, 07:08 AM

"I had a great conversation with Oprah today," Sarah Palin writes on her Facebook page. "We taped the show for Monday, Nov. 16th, and enjoyed it so much that we went way over on time."

You Need a Fire to Have a Tea Party

By Rick Pearcey • November 12, 2009, 06:30 AM

OK, But What's Cooking? "If there is a shared ideology among" the Tea Party people, writes Kyle-Anne Shiver at American Thinker, "it is the one espoused by our Founders, simply put: God and liberty."

And one other thing: "Unalienable rights was a phrase I heard over and over again."

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

How to Know If You're Dead

By Rick Pearcey • November 11, 2009, 06:20 PM

Like a lifeless body, you tolerate anything.

Bad for Diversity? Man Found Guilty of TV Anchor's Murder

By Rick Pearcey • November 11, 2009, 06:06 PM

A jury in Arkansas has found Curtis Lavelle Vance guilty in the murder of KATV news anchor Anne Pressly, reports AP

On the basis of the evidence, the jury jumped to a conclusion. Which as most Americans realize (one hopes) is OK to do in the presence of overwhelming evidence. And that includes places such as Fort Hood, Mr. President.

There is as yet no comment from Gen. George Casey on whether this guilty verdict in regard to Curtis Lavelle Vance will harm diversity in America.

Anne Pressly was a human being of great value and significance, created in the image of God and endowed by our Creator with "certain unalienable rights," among them the "right to life."

To compensate for the enormity of his crime, and because human beings are not pieces of cosmic junk in a meaningless universe, the murderer Curtis Lavelle Vance properly faces the loss of his life in payment for the life he saw fit to forfeit.

Italian TV: "Mohammed a Pedophile"

By Rick Pearcey • November 11, 2009, 05:00 PM

In a YouTube Moment, Movement for Italy Leader Daniela Santanche says: "He was a pedophile and we don't want to talk about it . . . He had a 9-year-old wife . . . Mohammed was a pedophile."

Here's the Movement for Italy website (in Italian).

Hat tip: Rachel Rose

Honoring Veterans -- and Not Loathing America

By Rick Pearcey • November 11, 2009, 02:50 PM

In response to Veterans Deserve Our Deepest Respect, Patsy Dowdle Black wrote on Facebook, "Yes they do; however, it is a sad time when they are not appreciated as they should be. We are truly indebted to them all!"

Sharing Patsy's sentimentI wrote

Bill Clinton famously said he "loathed" the military [here's the quote: "loathing the military"]; in Barack Obama we may have a president who not only loathes the military but also, in a crucial sense, appears to loathe the USA, despising the U.S. Constitution (as written), the Declaration (as written), and the Bill of Rights (as written).

The memory of veterans past (including my father), veterans present (at Fort Hood and around the world) and veterans future (to protect this country once we restore it to its original purpose) deserves better.

My sense is that there is a growing awareness that this is the case, and that real positive change -- change rooted in the Founder's liberating vision of a society rooted in norms and content [that] respects the Creator and respects individuals endowed by Him with "certain unalienable rights" -- is very much possible. The next few months and years are crucial in the struggle for liberty in America and, hence, around the world.

Veterans Deserve Our Deepest Respect

By Rick Pearcey • November 11, 2009, 11:37 AM

"Veterans' Day has been and remains purchased by the sacrifice of others," wrote Terry Thomas in a moving column a few years ago.

"Surely it is fitting to take a moment today to reflect upon and remember that price and, in particular, the very people who have willingly risen to pay much of it; our military veterans."

Saudi Role in Radicalizing U.S. Soliders

By Rick Pearcey • November 11, 2009, 10:00 AM

Radical Seed, Rotten Fruit: "From the Middle-East Strategy at Harvard site (MESH) comes this thought provoking piece by Gal Luft about how the Saudis converted American servicemen to Islam during the Gulf War and the notion that those seeds have born fruit with the rampage by Nidal Hasan," writes Rick Moran at American Thinker.

"Cruel Perversion" at Heart of Obama-Pelosicare

By Rick Pearcey • November 11, 2009, 07:15 AM

"The Worst Bill Ever" -- "That is the title the always calm and rational Wall Street Journal put on its editorial on November 1 about the government health care takeover bill that passed the House last week on virtually a party line vote, 220-215," writes Peter Ferrrara at American Spectator.

"But even this label doesn't fully communicate the outright assault on the American people involved in this legislation. The bill is a serious threat not only to your freedom and prosperity, but to your very life as well." (emphasis added)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Homosexual Blogger Calls Church-Bomb Threat a "Joke"

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2009, 10:09 PM

Demonize and Destroy, All in Good Fun: "A homosexual blogger passed off as a 'joke' a suggestion by a contributor to his website that there might be church bombings because of Christians' refusal to support the homosexual lifestyle," reports WorldNetDaily.

Ex-Astronaut Pleads Guilty to Burglary, Battery

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2009, 07:52 PM

As the World Turns: "Charged with attacking a romantic rival . . . . Lisa Nowak, 46, agreed to the plea to avoid a trial slated for next month and in the hopes of landing a lighter sentence -- which she got," according AP/Fox News.

Shock! Russian Policeman Tells World: We're Corrupt

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2009, 07:15 PM

For which efforts, he was fired.

Germany Stunned After Suicide of National Team Goalkeeper

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2009, 07:01 PM

"Robert Enke, the goalkeeper of the German national football team, was found dead yesterday after reportedly jumping from a railway bridge into the path of a train," reports the UK Times.


By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2009, 01:57 PM

It's what you get when an increasingly unfree people are subjected to the immorality of legislation without representation, as the people's "representatives" attempt to impose anti-Constitutional and anti-Declarational State tyranny in the name of jobs, fairness, healthcare, equality, or whatever poll-tested slogan works in a given daily, weekly, or monthly news cycle.

Fascism Is Back 
What About Obama, Mussolini, and the Unmentionable Herr Hitler? 
American Fascism: Obama and Mussolini

Kill Political Correctness If You Want to Live

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2009, 11:28 AM

The U.S. Military Would Be a Good Place to Start: Otherwise, as David Limbaugh writes, "We're heading the way of Europe in not only our adoption of socialism and smothering of liberty but also our suicidal abandonment of national security. We will survive as a nation only if we radically reverse these trends."

Anti-Muslim Backlash, My Foot

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2009, 10:27 AM

In the aftermath of the Fort Hood massacre, Americans apparently are now supposed to cower in their corners, lest they rise up and jump on their Muslim neighbors after yet another Islamic attack on our soil. Wouldn't want to "jump to conclusions," right?

What baloney. What utter nonsense. What Muslims in America need is a frontlash, backlash, and sideways lash.

Do I mean that literally? Of course not. Unless you're on a mission from Allah and shooting pregnant women on Army bases. You barbarian.

But this is to say to our Muslim friends: Get your house in order. Get your people in order. Stand up and speak out against terrorism originating out of your religion. A religion and worldview, by the way, which does not appear to have the intellectual and spiritual resources to give an adequate basis for liberty and freedom.

And a word to my fellow Americans: It's time we got in the faces of our mayors, governors, representatives, senators, and White House denizens to let them know that the age of supine "tolerance" before terror and dictatorship -- at home or abroad -- is coming to an end.

We could do with a healthy dose of defiance under God. Love defies tyranny.

Let States Become Tax Havens From Usurping Feds

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2009, 09:31 AM

If Obamacare passes, let the individual States, which by choice involve themselves in the Union, declare themselves tax havens from the un-Constitutional, anti-Declarational Washington-centric centralized power-entity currently known as the federal government.

If Healthcare Becomes About Abortion or Any Other Issue But FREEDOM, We Lose

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2009, 09:13 AM

Erick Erickson at RedState: "Let me be clear to the conservative movement and the organizations participating in the health care debate: the fight over health care is about freedom, not your ridiculous little scorecards."

Dead Democrats Walking: Keep Up Pressure Against Pelosi Healthcare Travesty

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2009, 08:20 AM

We Are Taking Names: "As expected, the House of Representatives under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi passed the bill that would take away your personal options on health care and make it the business of the U.S. government," writes Joseph Farah at WorldNetDaily.

"But don't get mad. Get even," he says. 

"Some 220 members of the House are now, politically speaking, dead men walking. They have placed targets on their backs for the 2010 midterm elections. They have given the American people a year to plan retribution. And the planning should begin immediately."

Speaking of taking names, don't forget that lone Republican -- Joseph "Benedict" Cao of New Orleans -- who sided with Pelosi, Obama, and the Democrats against the Constitution. 

Republican Decries Democrats' Constitution-Shredding Healthcare, But ...

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2009, 07:53 AM

Says Rep. Hoekstra, This bill "is going to shred the Constitution": "I think there’s a lot of question about whether at a federal level we can make those kinds of mandates, and I’m sure that if they do pass that kind of a mandate that there will be many of us that will challenge that in the courts to get an official ruling and an official interpretation from the courts as to whether that’s legal or not."

But if these comments from Hoekstra are any indication, the Republicans are still playing defense. Americans have not signed away their freedoms under God to the courts.

It's "We the People" under God, not "We the Legislators" under the courts.

We can read, we can think, we can act. It's time for Constitutional realignment. Now, if not sooner.

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Grand Deception: Jihadis Among Us

By Rick Pearcey • November 9, 2009, 10:48 PM

Joy Tiz writes at the Canada Free Press: 

Steve Emerson is the Executive Director of The Investigative Project on Terrorism, an independent, non-profit organization. Which means Emerson is not beholden to the government nor hamstrung by the lethal political correctness that has infected media and government. Emerson does, however, provide briefings to US government and law enforcement agencies as well as congress. The lack of bureaucratic baggage allows Emerson and his organization to infiltrate and gather intelligence that the government isn’t getting. 

Having accumulated approximately 2500 hours of data, Emerson is putting a documentary together describing the great deception being perpetrated on the West by Islamic extremists and an apologetic media. Emerson’s research has uncovered a troubling narrative currently running: the radical groups cry Islamophobia at any attempt to examine or criticize terrorism. The goal is to convince us that our thinking about Islam as a motivator for terrorism is irrational and extreme. We are already seeing this in Europe with rapid movement toward criminalizing critical statements about Islam. Among the top leaders of this Islamic terrorism apologist movement is, according to Emerson: The New York Times.

Hat tip: Rachel Rose

Big Brother Britain: Monitoring Every Call, Click, and Email

By Rick Pearcey • November 9, 2009, 10:10 PM

"I'll Be Watching You" -- "All telecoms companies and internet service providers will be required by law to keep a record of every customer's personal communications, showing who they are contacting, when, where and which websites they are visiting," reports the UK Telegraph.

"Despite widespread opposition over Britain's growing surveillance society, 653 public bodies will be given access to the confidential information, including police, local councils, the Financial Services Authority, the Ambulance Service, fire authorities and even prison governors."

Feds: Al Qaeda Video Found in Chicago Man's Home

By Rick Pearcey • November 9, 2009, 09:31 PM

Chicagoland Osamaland: "Federal prosecutors say a video produced by Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda terrorist network was found in the home of a Chicago man charged with plotting an attack on a Danish newspaper," reports AP.

Harvard Prof Equates Christians With Murderous Muslims

By Rick Pearcey • November 9, 2009, 09:05 PM

Clueless in Harvardville: In the process of attacking "religious fundamentalism," Harvey Cox commits a "number of egregious errors," writes Dave Pierre at Newsbusters. The scene of the crime is the Boston Globe.

"Surprise!" Pierre concludes. "A Harvard professor who doesn't recognize his own muddled thinking."

Obama Makes Video to Honor Fall of the Berlin Wall

By Rick Pearcey • November 9, 2009, 08:38 PM

But not to honor Ronald Reagan ("Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall"). Obama does manage to use the video to talk about himself

General: Loss of "Diversity" More Tragic Than Dead Fort Hood Soldiers

By Rick Pearcey • November 9, 2009, 10:32 AM

On ABC's "This Week," Army chief of staff Gen. George Casey said that although what happened at Fort Hood was a tragedy, "I believe it would be an even greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty here," reports the Washington Times

I'm sorry, but this smacks of politically correct nonsense. And it's dangerous, to boot. The United States is founded upon the Declaration of Independence, not upon declarations of diversity. The difference in concept and practice is immense.

It's the difference between a George Washington who respects the Constitution and the Declaration and the unique Creator upon whom the content of liberty rests, as opposed to an Obama regime that rejects these foundations and rushes to remake America in the image of race, class, gender, and other passionate envys.

And note the result. While these "diversities" divide and conquer, there is a unity that grows in power: The Washington-centric federal state reigns supreme over all.

You may not hear this on the evening news, but in the hands of pretend gods, diversity is a weakness. And the worship of it seems a surefire way to lose the war on terror. Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan and the "Allahu Akbar" people probably like that.

Diversity rightly understood can be a strength, but that kind of diversity does not grow on just any tree in the forest. You need the tree of liberty, rooted in the Creator's soil, just like the Founders said.

If the Fort Hood massacre can help remind Americans of who we are, where we came from, and why that matters, then the unnecessary sacrifice of these soliders -- each one of them created in the image of God -- will not have been in vain.

Obama Refuses to Call It Terrorism

By Rick Pearcey • November 9, 2009, 07:55 AM

Leading to 9-11: "It was his failure to understand the difference between an act of war and a crime that undermined President Clinton’s administration’s anti-terror efforts and led directly to 9-11," writes Dick Morris.

"It would appear that President Obama is going down the same road of denial and minimization of political harm. There may be casualties at Ft. Hood, but Obama is determined that his popularity will not be among them."

Lesson: In the war on terror, when presidents deny, people die.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Obama Snubs Fort Hood to Relax at Camp David

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2009, 03:32 PM

Dan Riehl checked the president's schedule.

Rosie Drops "Late Nite" F-Bomb, Attacks Glenn Beck

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2009, 02:50 PM

Same Old Tired Lack of Class From Hollywood: O'Donnell "used numerous vulgarities on NBC's 'Late Night' just before she attacked Fox News's Glenn Beck," writes Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters.

Rosie O'Donnell's Oppressive Coat

Female Muggers Attack 2-Year-Old Girl

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2009, 02:35 PM

They Punched Her in the Head, "during an attempted robbery in north-west London," reports the UK Telegraph.

Man Axed for Telling Woman "Gay" Marriage Wrong

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2009, 01:23 PM

Homofascism Strikes Again: "Peter Vidala, 24, told FoxNews.com he was terminated in August from his position as second deputy manager at a Brookstone store at Boston's Logan Airport after a conversation he had with a manager from another Brookstone store who was visiting the location."

Fascism Is Back
Homosexuality "Not a Civil Right"
Obama "Safe Schools" Chief Praised Child-Sex Promoter
Betraying Christ: Obama Affirms Perverted Sex 
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
"Faggot" Easy to Defend: Surprising Help From Secular America
No McDonald's Today 
Rosie O'Donnell's Oppressive Coat

What Do Killers, Stalkers, Predators, and Tyrants Have in Common?

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2009, 12:45 PM

No sudden moves, until it's too late.

No Sudden Moves, Until: Hasan's Quiet Manner Hid Hostility

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2009, 12:39 PM

A Face in the Crowd: "At the Silver Spring Muslim community centre, Nidal Hasan was a face in the crowd," writes Chris McGreal at the UK Guardian.

"The army major who shot dead 13 people at a Texas military base the day before he was to be deployed to the Middle East gave no hint of determined views on America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and if he had raised the issue he would have been discouraged at a mosque sensitive to what the neighbours think."

UK Telegraph: FBI Given Fort Hood Killer's Name 6 Months Ago

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2009, 12:06 PM

The Telegraph reports:

Six months ago the FBI was alerted to postings by a blogger called Nidal Hasan on the Scribd website. The author wrote about a US soldier who had died smothering a grenade blast, saying: "Scholars have paralled (sic) this to suicide bombers whose intention, by sacrificing their lives, is to help save Muslims by killing enemy soldiers.

"If one suicide bomber can kill 100 enemy soldiers because they were caught off guard that would be considered a strategic victory."

Obama Rebuilding the Berlin Wall

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2009, 11:35 AM

"Brick by Brick," writes author and columnist Ellis Washington:

On Nov. 9, 1989, the torch of liberty was lit for more than a billion people (one-third of the world's population) when they started their path toward freedom with the fall of the Berlin Wall; a seemingly impregnable symbol of imprisonment that the murderous Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin, erected in 1961 to stop the exodus of East German citizens fleeing the slavery of communism for the freedom and liberty of democracy in West Germany.

Twenty years later, President Obama, as the anti-Reagan, is trying to rebuild the Berlin Wall brick by brick with fascist policies designed to undermine freedom of all Americas and the liberties of those people around the world yearning for a republic founded on the rule of law. Obama wants to place those same shackles Stalin put on the Soviet-bloc countries on America with his socialist health-care bill, which, if passed, would place government in our lives from cradle to grave.

Tyranny Watch: Frank Mocks Health Protesters, Bachmann

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2009, 10:46 AM

Capitol Hill Hubris for Those Who Question Authority: According to Fox News, "Frank, a Massachusetts liberal, told an audience: 'Some of the people (at the rally) that wanted to engage me in conversation appeared to have been the losers in the 'Are you smarter than Michele Bachmann contest?"'

Muslim Radicals Call Hasan "Officer and a Gentleman"

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2009, 07:15 AM

"Get Well Soon Maj. Nidal We Love You" -- "A website run by radical Muslims today honored Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the man accused of killing 13 people at Ford Hood in Texas, as an 'Officer and a Gentleman,' saying his actions should not be denounced," reports WorldNetDaily.

"The massacre yesterday, which also left more than two dozen injured, was called a 'pre-emptive attack' by supporters of the Revolution Muslim website.

"Fort Hood's 9/11" a Politically Correct Massacre

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2009, 06:05 AM

PC Media, PC Army, and PC Barack Hussein Obama May Not Like It, But: "This was a terrorist act," says Ralph Peters at the New York Post.

"When an extremist plans and executes a murderous plot against our unarmed soldiers to protest our efforts to counter Islamist fanatics, it’s an act of terror. Period."

McCain Says Heathcare Bill Would Face Constitutional Challenge

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2009, 05:37 AM

McCain Tells CNSNews: "I’m sure that if they pass health care legislation, I think there would be a challenge.”

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fort Hood Shooter Advised Obama Transition

By Rick Pearcey • November 6, 2009, 12:48 PM

The Plot Thickens: "Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the alleged shooter in yesterday's massacre at Fort Hood, played a homeland security advisory role in President Barack Obama's transition into the White House, according to a key university policy institute document," reports Jerome Corsi at WorldNetDaily.

Hat tip: Bill Langhorst

Politico: "Roughly 10,000 Protesters" at Capitol Hill Housecall

By Rick Pearcey • November 6, 2009, 11:09 AM

It's all part of what Politico calls "Michele Bachmann's Healthy Prognosis."

America on the Brink . . . But of What?

By Rick Pearcey • November 6, 2009, 09:46 AM

A Time for Freedom? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says, "We are right on the brink" of passing Obamacare.

What should American citizens who hold to the Declaration, Constitution, and Bill of Rights do to protect our liberties under God should the president sign into law anything like the current health "reform" bills in the House and Senate?

Yes, We're Serious About the Constitution

By Rick Pearcey • November 6, 2009, 08:51 AM

Question Authority: America as America is committed to constitutional government. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and company seem to have strayed off course -- extremely so -- in their attempt to impose healthcare "reform."

Watch out! says Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily. For at work here is something of far greater concern than the usual peacock pomposity of those in power.

What Is "Mainstream" America?

Storming the Capitol

By Rick Pearcey • November 6, 2009, 07:18 AM

Kill the Bill! Throw Them Out! "Thousands of protestors gathered on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol [yesterday] and lined up outside House and Senate office buildings to protest Democrats' health care legislation," writes Philip Klein at American Spectator.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hannity Radio: Voight and Levin Praise Michele Bachmann

By Rick Pearcey • November 5, 2009, 03:47 PM

On Hannity Radio: Actor Jon Voight says he agrees with Mark Levin -- that Congresswoman Michele Bachmann stands "on the shoulders of the Founding Fathers."

What Is "Mainstream" America?

By Rick Pearcey • November 5, 2009, 11:26 AM

There's Mainstream Today: "As Tuesday's elections showed, support for limited government remains a mainstream position," writes Quin Hillyer at American Spectator. This is the socio-political mainstream, and it can vary with time and place. 

And There's Mainstream Forever: As the Declaration, Constitution, and Bill of Rights show, support for limited government under God is the mainstream American position. This is the foundational, enduring meaning of the American mainstream, and it liberates across time and place precisely because its meaning is secure.

To the degree that a president or political party advocates a vision or policy outside of the abiding meaning of the American mainstream, to that degree a president or party is moving away from the genius of the American experiment.

At present, the liberal Democratic Party is outside of the socio-political mainstream and far outside of -- and even against -- the enduring American mainstream. Thus its extremism on both accounts. Thus its increasing embrace of tyranny, from the womb to the marketplace, against speech and family, and on and on.

The Republican Party is a house divided and for this reason totters. Party elites seek the sociological mainstream but reject the enduring American mainstream. Even with bombast, they speak weakly and carry a small stick. 

The hope of America is that the mainstream of today embraces the mainstream that endures. That happened once and lasted a while. Maybe it can happen again.

* March 27, 2010, Update: For a treatment of this topic in light of the tea parties, town halls, and so on, please see, "How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War," published at WorldNetDaily and The Pearcey Report (updated 9.21.10).


Look Mom, No Brains! -- 11 Uncovered Videos of Schoolchildren Praising Obama

By Rick Pearcey • November 5, 2009, 06:38 AM

Big Hollywood Exposes Big Control: Who needs re-education camps when you have "schools" that allow junk like this inside their doors?

Parents with an ounce of self-respect -- not to mention love for their kids or love for learning -- will come down very hard on this tyranny.

And seek alternatives, because a child's mind really is a terrible thing to waste.

Obama Speaks: Public Schools as Gov't Thoughtcamps
Thoughtcamp Spotlight: Obama in Schools to "Indoctrinate Children Into Socialist Agenda"

"Today Americans March on Washington"

By Rick Pearcey • November 5, 2009, 05:36 AM

That headline from RedState sounds good, doesn't it? 

Today Obamacare, tomorrow any "tyranny over the mind of man."

The "sleeping giant" is on the move. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Update: Palin Book Tour

By Rick Pearcey • November 4, 2009, 08:05 PM

Palin and Going Rogue hit the ground November 18.

U.S. Senator: Constitution Says, "Provide for the Health" of the Country

By Rick Pearcey • November 4, 2009, 06:20 PM

Chapter and Verse? "Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) pointed to the part of the Constitution that he says authorizes the federal government 'to provide for the health, welfare and the defense of the country' when asked by CNSNews.com what specific part of the Constitution authorizes Congress to mandate that individuals must purchase health insurance."

But We Have a Problem, Washington: Why? Because "the word 'health' appears nowhere in the Constitution," notes CNSNews.

RedState Response to Michael Steele

By Rick Pearcey • November 4, 2009, 03:30 PM

Time to Wise Up: "GOP Chairman Michael Steele is criticizing Sarah Palin and Tim Pawlenty today for daring to endorse Doug Hoffman," writes Erick Erickson at RedState. "We will remember that."

Join Mark Levin on Capitol Steps Thursday

By Rick Pearcey • November 4, 2009, 03:01 PM

12 p.m. EST: Also joining the festivities are actor Jon Voight and Rep. Michele Bachmann.

Obama Spurns Merkel Over Berlin Wall; Maybe Palin, Bachmann Should Go

By Rick Pearcey • November 4, 2009, 01:34 PM

No Berlin Obama: "In his first year in office," notes Rich Lowry of National Review, "Barack Obama has visited more foreign countries than any other president. He's touched ground in 16 countries, easily outpacing Bill Clinton (three) and George W. Bush (eleven). It's an itinerary befitting a 'citizen of the world.'

"But there's one stop Obama won't make," says Lowry. "He has begged off going to Berlin next week to attend ceremonies commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall. His schedule is reportedly too crowded."

Too crowded? How so?

Perhaps, in addition to an understandably hectic schedule, the radical U.S. president is too busy shredding the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence to celebrate the victory of freedom over tyranny that is so well symbolized by the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago. Think Obamacare, think "stimulus," think politicians on Capitol Hill moving their lips.

But this hubris is opportunity for hope.

Might there be some in America who appreciate the Founders' concept of freedom under God as a superior worldview to "fairness" and "equality" under an all-powerful "compassionate" state?

Why not make it an all-girls affair? Let Sarah Palin and Rep. Michele Bachmann join German president Angela Merkel in Berlin. Surely, they'd have something to talk about. After all, old adversaries of freedom remain at large. And new ones are afoot in the land, just now trying to get their footing, just now digging their claws into the flesh of freedom.

Another reason to celebrate yesterday's electoral rebuke of Obama, the man not in Berlin.

NY23: Heroic Doug Hoffman -- "Stand Up and Fight"

By Rick Pearcey • November 4, 2009, 12:37 PM

Too Real for Tinseltown: "If a Hollywood producer were casting for the role of a revolutionary hero, no talent agent would send Doug Hoffman to the audition," writes Stacy McCain at American Spectator.

"Yet the Hoffman congressional campaign has ignited a revolution within the Republican Party, the results of which are already being felt."

Meanwhile, this from a Conservative Party official, "in a celebratory mood, laughing as he yelled into his cell phone: 'Guess who will not be representing the 23rd District? Dede Scozzafava!'"

Nancy Pearcey Speaks at Philadelphia Worldview Conference

By Rick Pearcey • November 4, 2009, 12:08 PM

Nancy's Topic: "How Women Started the Culture War: The Impact of Industrialization on Family, Church, and Society." This Saturday.

Maine Rejects "Pink Elephant" of Counterfeit Marriage

By Rick Pearcey • November 4, 2009, 07:21 AM

Yesterday, voters in Maine rejected "gay" marriage by a 53%-47% margin (with 87% of precincts reporting). What follows is a press statement from Matt Barber, who is director of cultural affairs with Liberty Counsel and Liberty Alliance Action:

There’s good news and bad news here. The good news is that even in one of the most liberal States in the Union, Maine, the people have once again rejected the ridiculous and oxymoronic notion of "same-sex marriage." The momentum has again shifted -- hopefully for good this time -- in favor of protecting legitimate marriage.

A counterfeit is a counterfeit. An orange is an orange no matter how much you want it to be a turnip. This isn’t about "marriage." It’s about hurting and broken people desperately seeking affirmation of an objectively deviant lifestyle. One that, even in their heart of hearts, they know to be a dead end.

As for the militant "No on 1" homosexual activists? I’m reminded of spoiled children dressing up and playing house, refusing to come in when mom calls for dinner.

Here’s the bad news. The margin of victory could have been greater. Many behind the "Yes on 1" campaign, rather than simply telling the truth, chose the Neville Chamberlain approach. They merely circled the wagons around the word "marriage," even suggesting that "domestic partnerships" ("gay marriages" by another name) are acceptable.

This makes no sense. If that’s a viable compromise, then why not simply allow "gay" duos the word "marriage"? It’s an incongruity that demands an explanation.

This is an historic battle for the minds and souls of our children -- for our very culture. The mealy-mouthed approach must end. This is not just about "marriage." It has everything to do with forced affirmation of homosexuality -- under penalty of law.

Indeed everyone who fought hard to defend marriage in Maine is to be congratulated, but if it weren’t for a brave group of truth tellers -- Paul Madore, Peter LaBarbera and Brian Camenker -- who came to Maine in the final hour to hold a press conference and address the pink elephant in the room -- homosexual deviancy and the radical "gay" agenda -- counterfeit marriage might have prevailed.

Big Victory for Traditional Marriage in Maine
Homosexuality "Not a Civil Right"
Obama "Safe Schools" Chief Praised Child-Sex Promoter
Betraying Christ: Obama Affirms Perverted Sex
Obama: Homosexual Relationships "Just as Real and Admirable" as Heterosexual Marriage
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
"Faggot" Easy to Defend: Surprising Help From Secular America
No McDonald's Today 
Rosie O'Donnell's Oppressive Coat

Rep. Virginia Foxx Is Right: Obamacare Is Worse Than Terrorism

By Rick Pearcey • November 4, 2009, 06:00 AM

"Terrorists can only kill some of us," writes Joseph Farah at WorldNetDaily. "But unconstitutional legislation that corrupts the very soul of America can kill our spirit. It can kill the rule of law. It can kill the notion that the will of the people is pre-eminent, not the will of some vaunted elite."

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Voting Against Obama 4 Times

By Rick Pearcey • November 3, 2009, 03:46 PM

From the Field: A person, unnamed, who voted in Virginia today describes his experience:

I park the car and am on the way in to vote. A lady outside asks if I want a Democratic voting lineup.

"No, thanks. I think I'm good."

Down the sidewalk and then on my left I begin to walk past another lady. She asks if I want a copy of the Republican lineup.

"No. I'm good."

I walk into the voting area. Very few people are in line. Two I think are in line are just talking to each other. More poll workers than people voting.

I walk up to the alphabetically appropriate table. "Do you have an ID?" says a woman in a chair as she manages a book of names and addresses laid out in front of her.

"Yes. Here you go."

"Can you state your full name?"

That done, she gives me a card that says I am authorized to vote. I take the card to a worker and he gives me a piece of plastic to put in the voting machine.

There are four Republicans and four Democrats on the ballot.

I vote for Republican Bob McDonnell. Not for Deeds the Democrat. And I vote for the three other Republicans.

Barack Obama is not on the ballot. But every single vote against members of his party is a vote against him.

That's four votes against Obama. And against that for which he stands.

And I feel it. My own little tea party. I can't wait until 2012.

I walk out of the elementary school and feel a freer man.

I talk with the Republican poll lady. She says the crowd has been steady all day.

On the way to the car I talk with the Democatic poll lady. She is positioned a good 30 feet away from everybody else. All by herself.

"Why are you way over here by yourself?" I ask.

She says something that I don't quit hear. But then she talks clearly about how the separation is a way to avoid the flu. I cannot tell if she is joking.

Many have already voted today. But the polls are still open, and we await final results from Virginia, New Jersey, and NY23.

Mr. Obama, of course, is not on the ballot. But I wonder how many Americans voted against him anyway.

Big Surge in Concealed Weapons in Southern State

By Rick Pearcey • November 3, 2009, 08:45 AM

Don't Mess With South Carolina: "So far in 2009, the number of South Carolinians wanting to pack heat nearly has doubled over the previous year as people worry about violent crime and feel threatened by partisan politics," reports The State.

"The demand for permits is being driven, in part, over people's belief that President Barack Obama and a Democrat-controlled Congress are a threat to their Second Amendment rights."

The 2nd Amendment states: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."

Today's Elections No Rebuke of Obama?

By Rick Pearcey • November 3, 2009, 07:22 AM

NY23, NJ, VA: That's what the collaborationist state-owned media would have you believe, says Erick Erickson at Red State. But "the facts speak for themselves."

Since April, 114 Children Dead From H1N1, But 700,000 Dead From Abortion

By Rick Pearcey • November 3, 2009, 06:34 AM

CNSNews Reports: "Swine flu has claimed the lives of at least 114 children in the United States since April, according to the latest data available from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

"But an estimated 2,247 to 3,305 babies lose their lives to abortion each day, based on statistics compiled by both the CDC and the Guttmacher Institute, a  private research foundation tied to the abortion industry." 

NEA Website Recommends Saul Alinsky

By Rick Pearcey • November 3, 2009, 06:12 AM

From the National Education Association: Saul Alinsky an "inspiration to anyone contemplating action in their community! And to every organizer!" (emphasis in original)

Hat tip: American Thinker

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sen. Hatch Questions Constitutionality of Obamacare

By Rick Pearcey • November 2, 2009, 10:27 AM

Freedom Under Fire: “If that is held constitutional -- for them to be able to tell us we have to purchase health insurance -- then there is literally nothing that the federal government can’t force us to do. Nothing.”

"General Welfare" Myth Debunked

Scozzafava the Liberal Republican Exits Gracelessly

By Rick Pearcey • November 2, 2009, 10:13 AM

Knife in Back: "The first poll published in the wake of Scozzafava's withdrawal showed Hoffman with a commanding lead over the Democrat, Owens," writes Stacy McCain at American Spectator.

"Even if Hoffman wins big in tomorrow's election, however, the consequences of the Republican Party's blunders in this campaign are likely to be felt far away from upstate New York," McCain concludes.

"A yawning chasm of alienation between the GOP establishment and the party's grassroots has been exposed."

Halloween Bombshell: Scozzafava Quits, Reports Say She'll Support Hoffman 
Palin Reacts to Scozzafava Bombshell 
Bachmann: "It's All Up to Hoffman Now"
NY23: Reinforcements Rally to Hoffman
NY23: Amazing Surge of Doug Hoffman
Palin, Pawlenty Endorsing NY's Hoffman, Trouble for Newt
Wanted: Politics of Conviction, Declaration, Constitution

Barack Obama Anti-American?

By Rick Pearcey • November 2, 2009, 09:50 AM

America has an essence, writes Bookworm at American Thinker, and "that essence is liberty."

Two words need to be added. Thus: "That essence is liberty" under God. This added content makes all the difference in the world, both to the Founders and to our generation as well. For without the Creator, there is no sufficient intellectual and ontological foundation for liberty as essence or existence.

Neither liberty nor essence pops into existence out of nothingness. The reason the Preamble to the Constitution can speak of the "blessings of liberty" is because there is a Creator who is there and who is the Source and Giver of the blessings.

Meanwhile, Bookworm concludes: "It's reasonable to state that because the overwhelming number of Barack Obama's desires and actions are anthithetical to America's essence, he is in fact anti-American." 

Home Depot Fires Man for Wearing "Under God" Pin: Video
Extremists Fear Resistance

Rush on Fox

By Rick Pearcey • November 2, 2009, 09:09 AM

Video and Transcript: Chris Wallace interviews Rush Limbaugh on "Fox News Sunday."