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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood Caught in a Lie to Congress

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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

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

CNSNews.com reports:

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

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



Monday, September 28, 2015

Why Are We Still Listening to Karl Rove?

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

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



Saturday, September 26, 2015

Nancy Pearcey on Breitbart News Saturday Radio

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

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



Friday, September 25, 2015

John Boehner to Resign

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

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


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

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

Joe Kaufman writes at Frontpagemag.com:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Thursday, September 24, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Christian Jailed for Praying Dies After Officials Deny Diabetes Medication

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

The U.K. Express reports:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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

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

Melanie Hunter reports at CNSNews.com:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday, September 21, 2015

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

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

Mark Hodges reports at LifeSiteNews.com:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here is the Supreme Court Oath of Office:  

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

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

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

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

Bravo, Tennessee legislators. Let freedom ring.

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Friday, September 18, 2015

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

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

Dustin Siggins reports at LifeSiteNews.com:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read more here.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

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

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

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

* Trump: 54%

* Fiorina: 20%

* Cruz, Rubio: 6%

* Carson, Paul: 4%

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

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

GOP Debate: Trump Is the Target

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watch the CNN GOP presidential debate here.



Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Black Lives Matter Supporter Murders KY Cop -- a Former Navy SEAL Who Babysat Black Man's Children

By Rick Pearcey • September 15, 2015, 09:58 AM

Matthew Vadum writes at Frontpagemag.com:

A Black Lives Matter supporter [named Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks] was killed by police yesterday after he shot a rookie Kentucky State Trooper to death following a high speed chase.

This murder is the latest in a series of cop-killings nationwide committed by aggrieved African-Americans who falsely claim blacks are perennial victims of racial discrimination at the hands of law enforcement.

The virulently racist Black Lives Movement, which formed after the death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, in 2012, has been promoted by President Obama who has gone out of his way to foment race-based resentment and cop-hatred.

The movement's members, who idolize convicted, unrepentant cop-killers Assata Shakur and Mumia Abu Jamal, have declared "war" on law enforcement and openly call for police officers to be assassinated.

Murdered trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder had "joined the state police force earlier this year after graduating from a police academy" and "was a U.S. Navy veteran and a former SEAL," Vadum writes.

Ponder "was offered a track scholarship to Western Kentucky University but turned it down to serve his country. He was also a track star in high school who stayed in touch [with] his track coach, James Webb, and babysat his children, WHAS-TV in Louisville reports," Vadum continues. 

"Webb, a black man, said 'I care about all my athletes, it was just a special relationship from the times he was in Hawaii and stationed everywhere, he always kept me abreast on what's going on'," Vadum writes.

In sharp contrast, "Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks will be remembered for what he was: a cop-killing hood who seized an opportunity to strike a blow for an evil, racist, anti-American cause," Vadum concludes.

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Kim Davis: Modern-Day Rosa Parks

By Rick Pearcey • September 14, 2015, 09:34 AM

"Kim Davis -- the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to homosexuals -- is my new hero!," Jesse Lee Peterson writes.

"If we had 10 more like her, we could save America today. Her courageous stand reminds me of another Christian woman, Rosa Parks, who was arrested for refusing to disobey her conscience."

Read more here.

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Office Depot Refuses to Print Copies of Pro-Life Prayer for Planned Parenthood

By Rick Pearcey • September 11, 2015, 02:23 PM

Susan Berry reports at Breitbart.com:

Office Depot has refused to print copies of a pro-life prayer on the grounds that to do so violates company policy of printing material that "advocates the persecution of people who support abortion rights."

"Karen Denning of Office Depot defended her company’s refusal to make copies of the prayer, stating that company policy forbids 'the copying of any type of material that advocates any form of racial or religious discrimination or the persecution of certain groups of people'," Berry reports.

Office Depot "also prohibits copying any type of copyrighted material," Denning added, according to Berry. "The flier contained material that advocates the persecution of people who support abortion rights," Breitbart quotes Denning as saying.

Comment: In my view, if Office Depot wants to go on record as supporting the documented fascist inhumanity of Planned Parenthood, that is Office Depot's ill-advised decision to make.

Office Depot should not be legally attacked for this policy -- this is their business and their property.

But people who support the humanity and dignity of human beings -- red and yellow, black and white, including the diversity and dignity of preborn human beings -- have every right to take their business elsewhere.

In addition, pro-humanity activist groups would do well to educate Office Depot on the corporate inhumanity of their policies in regard to Planned Parenthood. We in the Pearcey household will look to humanity-affirming alternatives so long as Office Depot enables this kind of gross inhumanity.

Let me be clear: So that love, truth, and humanness might grow, evil should be discriminated against -- indeed, evil must be discriminated against.

I hope Office Depot sees the light of day soon. Bravo to those individuals or groups who help that happy day come to pass.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Huckabee Schools Stephanopoulos on Kim Davis' Proper & Legal Defiance of Judicial Tyranny -- Video and Transcript

By Rick Pearcey • September 10, 2015, 01:48 PM

Former Arkansas governor and current GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee appeared last Sunday on "This Week," anchored by former Clinton operative George Stephanopoulos.

Below is a transcript of their discussion (watch Youtube here), in which Huckabee explains that Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis is within her right as an elected official -- following Kentucky law, federal law, and the U.S. Constitution -- to refuse to bow to judicial tyranny, in this case the judicial tyranny of a court order demanding that she obey a Supreme Court ruling as if that ruling were a piece of legislation, which it is not:

George Stephanopoulos: Governor, thank you for joining us this morning. I know you're going to be going to Kentucky on Tuesday as a part of demonstration and support of Kim Davis.

But there are some dissenting voices in the conservative movement. I wanted you to respond to something from Rod Dreher in The American Conservative.

He says that, "The Supreme Court makes a ruling we don't like, we are obliged to obey the law or be willing to suffer the consequences of disobedience. What we cannot do, and what the government cannot permit, is open defiance of settled law."

He believes this is going to backfire on the religious liberty movement.

What's your response?

Mike Huckabee: Well, he would have hated Abraham Lincoln because Lincoln ignored the 1857 Dred Scott decision that said black people weren't fully human. It was a wrong decision. And to say that we have to surrender to judicial supremacy is to do what Jefferson warned against, which is, in essence, surrender to judicial tyranny.

And we had so many different presidents, including Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln -- there were other founders like Hamilton, Adams -- who made it very clear that the courts can't make a law. The Constitution is expressly clear that that's a power reserved to Congress.

When the courts have a ruling, then it is incumbent on Congress to codify that into law and specifically delineate what that means. That hasn’t happened, George.

Stephanopoulos: But, sir, how is this different, then, from Loving v. Virginia back in 1967? Of course that was a Supreme Court ruling that struck down bans on interracial marriage. If a clerk at that time had said, “Listen, my religious beliefs forbid me from issuing this license,” would you support that?

Huckabee: Well, it's an incredibly different situation --

Stephanopoulos: How so?

Huckabee: -- because what the Supreme Court did in Loving -- No, it’s not the same, George, not even close. Because in Loving you still had a marriage which was a man and a woman, and it was equal protection. But it didn’t redefine marriage. What’s -- the Supreme Court did in June --

Stephanopoulos: But you didn’t have laws implementing --

(Crosstalk)

Huckabee: And this is why I think --

Stephanopoulos: You didn’t have laws implementing the ruling then either, so would it have been OK to defy the Supreme Court in that case?

Huckabee: I think it’s -- again, it's a very different equation altogether because this is a redefinition. Marriage is not defined in the federal Constitution at all. It's a matter for the states. And applying the 14th Amendment to the equality of men and women in their relationship in marriage is totally different than redefining marriage.

And I think what we’ve seen here is the overreach of the judiciary. This, if allowed to stand without any congressional approval, without any kind of enabling legislation, is what Jefferson warned us about. That’s judicial tyranny.

Stephanopoulos: I’m not sure I follow your reasoning, sir. This is exactly the same. In both cases, you have the Supreme Court saying --

Huckabee: No, it’s not.

Stephanopoulos: -- that state laws further the Constitution, don’t further the 14th Amendment.

Huckabee: George, can you cite for me what statute Kim Davis would be required follow in order to issue a same-sex marriage license in Kentucky when her state specifically says, by 75% of the voters, that marriage means one man, one woman? Can you cite the statute at the federal or state level that she’s supposed to follow? Even the very form that she fills out specifically lists a male and a female. Does she have the authority just to scratch that out and create her own?

Stephanopoulos: Doesn’t she have to the duty to obey a legal order from the court?

Huckabee: Well, you obey it if it’s right. So I go back to my question. Is slavery the law of the land? Should it have been the law of the land because Dred Scott said so? Was that a correct decision? Should the courts have been irrevocably followed on that? Should Lincoln have been put in jail? Because he ignored it.

I mean, that’s the fundamental question. Do we have a check-and-balance system? Do we have three equal branches? Or do we have one supreme branch, not just the Supreme Court? That’s the fundamental question.

And, George, this is a bigger issue than this one thing. This goes back to the larger issue of whether or not what we’ve learned in 9th-grade civics is even still operative. And why people are so angry across the country, not just on this issue but on others, is that the ruling class has thumbed their nose at the very Constitution.

You’ve got Democrats who ignored the law when it was the law to have traditional marriage.

Gavin Newsom in San Francisco as mayor performed same-sex weddings even though it was illegal. Did he ever get put in jail? He most certainly did not.

You have Barack Obama and Eric Holder, when he was attorney general. They ignored the rulings of DOMA. Did they get put in jail for ignoring the law? They most certainly did not.

So when is it that liberals get to choose which laws they support, but a county clerk in Kentucky who, acting on her Christian faith, is criminalized, jailed without bail, because she acted on her conscience and according to the only law that is in front of her?

Stephanopoulos: One of the most memorable statements ever made by a president on separation of church and state was a quote from John F. Kennedy to the Baptist ministers back in his campaign in 1960. Let me play a bit of that.

(Video clip begins)

John F. Kennedy, President of the United States: But if the time should ever come, and I do not concede any conflict to be remotely possible, when my office would require me to either violate my conscience or violate the national interest, then I would resign the office.

(Video clip ends)

Stephanopoulos: Would you make that same statement in your candidacy for president?

Huckabee: I can't see any circumstance in which I would be required to violate my conscience and -- and the law. And if so, I think maybe there is a point at which you say either I'll resign or put me in jail.

But what I want to go back to is that --

Stephanopoulos: But let me -- before you do --

Huckabee: -- if we -- listen --

Stephanopoulos: -- before you do, though, let me ask you, a follow-up on that --

Huckabee: OK.

Stephanopoulos: -- because I've just [garbled] for one situation. The federal government now recognizes same-sex marriage for tax purposes. Health, Social Security and death benefits go to same-sex couples.

So would you resign rather than carry out those policies?

Huckabee: Well, when you say the federal government recognizes it, what statute under which do they recognize it?

They do it by decree, but there is no congressionally elected -- or voted upon statute.

George, let me --

Stephanopoulos: So you would reverse that?

Huckabee: Let me give you an example. When I was governor -- No, let me finish this, because it's very important.

When I was governor, we had a Supreme Court case on school finance that said we were inadequate and inequitable. They ruled. I read the ruling. I agreed with it. I knew it was right.

But I didn't just sit down at my desk and start writing new checks to school districts. We had to go back to the legislature, come up with a school funding formula. It was passed. I signed it. And then we ordered the Department of Education to send checks.

We are bypassing the process when we have one branch of government acting as [if] it has authority over the other two. And what I'm coming back to -- and I -- I think people are missing this -- either we live under the rule of law, which is a three-branch, checks-and-balances system of government, or we end up with what I think was so powerful when Lincoln said this -- and I want to read this.

He said, "If the policy of the government upon vital questions affecting the whole people is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court the instant they are made, then in personal actions, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having, to that extent, practically resigned their government into the hands of this imminent tribunal."

We either -- we either are a people of government, a people of law, and we are a nation of the people, or we are a nation under the power of the Supreme Court, which is what --

Stephanopoulos: Yes.

Huckabee: -- the dissenting opinion of Roberts and Scalia so powerfully said.

Stephanopoulos: Governor Huckabee, that's all we have --



Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Kim Davis Lesson: "Don't Just Pray. Fight Back"

By Rick Pearcey • September 9, 2015, 09:13 AM

"It is good that we pray, but it's not good that we do so little of everything else," Robert Oscar Lopez writes at American Thinker.



Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Politico: Boehner's Future as Speaker in Doubt

By Rick Pearcey • September 8, 2015, 11:05 AM

At Politico:

Something has changed for John Boehner.

Figures in his close-knit circle of allies are starting to privately wonder whether he can survive an all-but-certain floor vote this fall to remain speaker of the House.

And, for the first time, many top aides and lawmakers in the House do not believe he will run for another term as House leader in 2017.

The Boehner era might be coming to an end, they say.

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Monday, September 7, 2015

Trump Leads Anti-Establishment Candidates to 60% as Bush Crashes

By Rick Pearcey • September 7, 2015, 10:17 AM

Matthew Boyle writes at Breitbart.com:

New polls from NBC News and Marist out from New Hampshire and Iowa show that, once again, billionaire Donald Trump is winning a fight with yet another career politician: This time, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

Bush’s position in the all-important first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa has deteriorated significantly as he's at a meager 6 percent -- in a poll with a margin of error of 5.5 percent -- meaning he's slipping further and further into the lower tiers of candidates there.

Trump, meanwhile, is at 29 percent in Iowa while fellow political outsider and conservative Dr. Ben Carson is at 22 percent. The two of them -- Carson and Trump -- combined earn 51 percent of the GOP primary electorate in Iowa.

"Throw in Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO who's also never held political office and is currently at 5 percent, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) -- another political outsider who’s only held office for two years in the U.S. Senate and is at 4 percent -- and a strong majority of 60 percent of Iowa Republicans support a political outsider and not another Bush," Boyle writes.

Read more.



Friday, September 4, 2015

Huckabee: Clerk Kim Davis and the "Criminalization of Christianity"

By Rick Pearcey • September 4, 2015, 08:57 AM

Cheryl Chumley reports at WND:

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee . . . jumped directly into the jailing of Kim Davis -- the Kentucky clerk who refused to grant gay wedding licenses and is now behind bars -- and said Americans need to wake up to the "criminalization of Christianity" that's coursing through the country.

According to Chumley, among Huckabee's statements on this issue are:

"What a world, where Hillary Clinton isn't in jail but Kim Davis is."

 And:

"Government is not God. No man, and certainly no unelected law, has the right to redefine the laws of nature or of nature’s God."

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Haiti Fraudster Had Line to Clinton at State Department

By Rick Pearcey • September 3, 2015, 08:59 AM

Alana Goodman reports at Free Beacon:

A Clinton donor was granted a $10 million federal loan for a Haiti house-building scam around the day his lobbyist was in contact with Hillary Clinton about the project, emails released by the State Department show.

Lobbyist Jonathan Mantz, who served as Clinton's 2008 finance director, reached out to Clinton with details about his client Claudio Osorio's Haiti house-building efforts in January 2010. The Overseas Private Investment Corporation, a federal agency that works closely with the State Department, was in the process of approving a $10 million loan for Osorio’s company InnoVida around the same time.

"InnoVida later defaulted on the loan and the houses were never built. Osorio, who has contributed to both the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign, is currently serving 12 years in federal prison on fraud charges related to the loan," according to the Beacon.

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation "ended up approving InnoVida's loan request in just two weeks -- although the process typically takes months or years -- and waived a requirement for the company to turn over an audited financial report up-front, according to court testimony from OPIC officials reviewed by the Free Beacon," Goodman reports. [emphasis added]

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Exposing Black Lives Matter Movement for What It Is: Promotion of Cop Killing

By Rick Pearcey • September 2, 2015, 11:18 AM

Katie Pavlich writes at Townhall:

It's time to expose the Black Lives Matter [BLM] movement for what it is: a racist, violent hate group that promotes the execution of police officers.

The evidence is in their rhetoric and written on their shirts.

If you're against racism and murder, and in favor of a humane, free, and civil society, then fanatical groups like Black Lives Matter must renounce racism and cop-kiling -- or be shut down for fomenting violence.

Fortunatey, "two-thirds of the African American community flat-out reject BLM or strongly disagree with the movement's tactics," Pavlich writes.

Shame on rogue White House occupier Barack Obama for meeting with this group and shame on Barack Obama's Democrat Party for "affirming 'Black Lives Matter'."

Read more here.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

"God's Authority": KY Clerk Refuses to Issue License for Phony Homosex "Marriage" After Losing High Court Fight

By Rick Pearcey • September 1, 2015, 10:35 AM

At the Blaze:

A county clerk in Kentucky who is continuing to deny marriage licenses to gay couples says she's doing so "under God’s authority."

Secularists may freak out at this "under God's authority," but that just shows how alienated they are from the American mainstream, which happens to be that of a nation rooted in the concept of "unalienable rights" . . . from . . . the . . . Creator.

You can read about it in the Declaration of Independence.

And please note: We are not talking about blind "faith" or privatized religion here. Rather, we are talking about publicly actionable information from a Creator who has given that information in space and time so that it can be checked for its veracity.

For more on this reality orientation, as opposed to that of secular superstitions or that of fanatical belief in counterfeits, see this article and this book.

Now back to that story in the Blaze:

Rowan County clerk Kim Davis emerged from her office Tuesday morning after some couples were denied the licenses. She asked David Moore and David Ermold, who've been rejected four times, to leave. They refused, surrounded by reporters and cameras.

Ermold said: "We’re not leaving until we have a license."

Davis responded: "Then you’re going to have a long day."

Well done, Miss Kim.

Let it be noted that no person should be forced to give a government stamp of approval upon that which is a counterfeit, whether we are talking about counterfeit money or counterfeit homosex "marriage."

This is true even if a misguided "Supreme" Court -- or Congress or President or a couple of guys really into perverted sex -- tries to impose its will. Well, there is no power or authority or perversion that can change that which is intrinsically a counterfeit into that which is intrinsically authentic.

These politically correct homofascists need to get a clue.

Meanwhile, people who think for themselves revolt.

As do those who care about a silly little thing called "freedom."

Just as the core elements of marriage, love, and freedom were above the pay grade of the King of England in 1776, even so they are above the pay grade of homosexuals and their lawyer allies on the U.S. Supreme Court today.

Truth, not counterfeits, sets you free. Well done, Miss Kim. Well done. Now, may many others go and do likewise.