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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Report: Planned Parenthood Enables Rape, Sex Trafficking, Child Abuse

By Rick Pearcey • May 29, 2014, 09:33 AM

Tristyn Bloom reports at Daily Caller

A just-released investigation from pro-life organization Live Action accuses Planned Parenthood of complicity with statutory rape, sex trafficking, and child abuse -- all funded by American taxpayers.

"An organization this unscrupulous and dangerous -- an instrumental prosecutor of the 'war on women' we hear so much about in the news cycle . . . should not receive even a cent of American taxpayers' income," said Live Action founder Lila Rose in a statement Wednesday morning.

Here is Youtube video of "Lies, Corruption, and Scandal: Six Years of Exposing Planned Parenthood."

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Boycott: Evangelicals Blast World Vision Decision to Hire People in Homosex "Marriages"

By Rick Pearcey • March 26, 2014, 12:55 PM

Ben Johnson reports at LifeSiteNews.com:

The nearly billion-dollar Christian charity World Vision has reversed its longstanding policy, announcing that it will begin hiring homosexuals in same-sex 'marriages' to work for their ministry. . . .

"World Vision maintains that their decision is based on unifying the church -- which I find offensive -- as if supporting sin and sinful behavior can unite the church," said Franklin Graham, the president and CEO of Samaritan's Purse and leader of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. . . .

Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association, said, "World Vision has abandoned the warning of Paul and compromised the integrity of a ministry financially supported by Christians who regard Scripture as the final authority on the issue."

"Christians who support World Vision should stop, as should all of the artists and authors who raise money for them," he emphasized. "There are many other organizations that sponsor children around the world who remain true to the Gospel."

"Stearns likened the divide between Christians to controversies over the proper baptismal method, saying eliminating this theological issue would help focus the organization's efforts to promote Christianity," LifeSiteNews reports.

"I know the Evil One would like nothing better than for World Vision to be hobbled and divided on this issue, so that we lose our focus on the Great Commandment and the Great Commission," Stearns is quoted as saying. 

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president Albert Mohler disagrees, calling Stearns' reasoning "pathetically inadequate," according to LifeSiteNews.

"It is ridiculous to argue that World Vision is not taking sides on the issue,” LifeSiteNews quotes Mohler as saying. 

"Willingly recognizing same-sex marriage and validating openly homosexual employees in their homosexuality is a grave and tragic act that confirms sinners in their sin" and "will mislead the world about the reality of sin and the urgent need of salvation," LifeSiteNews also quotes Mohler as writing.

"Donor bases come and go. But the Gospel of Jesus Christ stands forever," said Russell Moore of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, according to LifeSiteNews.

One should point out that Jesus of Nazareth himself has spoken quite clearly on the subject of marriage, saying, for example, "Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female . . . For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh" (Matthew 19:4-5).

I, for one, join with Jesus of Nazareth and with all others who revolt on behalf of intelligence against "marriage equality" or any other such phrase that fronts for counterfeits and masks societal barbarism.

On its website, World Vision has the tagline, "Building a better world for children."

How sweet, but ironic. How hopeful, but savage. And how loving, but false. 

And how vain to do so in the name of Jesus. Not only is claiming Jesus for that which Jesus explicitly rejects a spiritual and strategic loser, it is a way of taking the Lord's name in vain.

In fact, because of its rejection of the Creator's verifiable information and wisdom concerning marriage, World Vision is now committed to making a worse world for children

Water yes, marriage no.

That's not sweet. That's not hopeful. That's not loving.

If World Vision cannot be trusted to speak and practice truth regarding a phenomenon as foundational as marriage, which is so clearly emphasized in the data of Scripture, how in the world can the organization be trusted to speak and practice truth in other important but less foundational matters?

That's not relief, that's pain.

And if World Vision breaks faith with Jesus here, at such a foundational point, who is to say it will not break faith with Jesus elsewhere, when the board again is "overwhelmingly in favor" of such a regressive step?

This is not simply a matter of the blind leading the blind. It's the depleted disserving the starving.   

It is vanity, incoherence, and worldliness, all in the name of ministry.

By its own choice, World Vision has exposed itself has having lost its vision. It has broken faith with Jesus, the verifiable Lord of history, the water of life

A loss of funding may be the least of the organization's problems.

Here is contact information for World Vision:

World Vision, Inc.
34834 Weyerhaeuser Way South
Federal Way, WA 98001
1-888-511-6443
1-253-815-1000
info@worldvision.org 

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Palin Celebrates "Duck Dynasty" at CPAC: "We Pushed Back and We Won"

By Rick Pearcey • March 10, 2014, 08:43 AM

"Sarah Palin left no stone unturned" during her CPAC keynote address last weekend, writes Jennifer Burke at TPNN, "even addressing the victory
. . . in the case of Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson vs. the anti-Christian and politically correct police from the left. In doing so, she exposed the hypocrisy of the left."

Burke quotes from Palin's remarks:

They claim to want tolerance and open debate. But their goal is to shut anyone up who doesn’t toe their line.

Phil Robertson, our buddy from Duck Dynasty. Here’s Phil talking about faith with a reporter from GQ. (First mistake) In between saying he loves humanity, he loves all sinners and leave it to God to judge, he quoted the Bible. He got colorful in expressing his opinion.

They fired the devout Christian for expressing his devout Christian views on a television show about his devout Christian family because nothing is ever wrong on cable TV.

In another time, Phil might have stayed fired. But not this time. People all over America knew that Phil’s right to express himself was our right. We pushed back and we won. And now everyone is happy, happy, happy.

To read more from "Pure Tea: Sarah Palin Crushes Ruling Class in Both Parties at CPAC 2014," by Jennifer Burke, go here.

View Palin's keynote address here.

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Girl Scout CEO Makes YouTube Plea Against Cookiecott

By Rick Pearcey • February 24, 2014, 05:03 AM

Austin Ruse writes at Breitbart.com:

There is now little doubt that the Girl Scout cookie boycott is having an effect on cookie sales this year.

Girl Scout spokesman Kelly Parisi went on The O’Reilly Factor this week to try and defuse the mounting controversy, and Girl Scout executives have sent threatening letters to their critics. 

Girl Scout CEO Anna Marie Chavez took to YouTube on Thursday to deny all charges leveled by the boycotters and to deny at least one charge they haven’t even made.

Despite these efforts, "Girl Scout watchdog groups say Chavez has cleared up nothing and responded with a flurry of fact checks provided to Breitbart News," Ruse reports.

"When Chavez insists the Girl Scouts have never had a relationship with Planned Parenthood," Ruse continues, "Girl Scout critics point to the 2004 admission made by Chavez’s predecessor, Kathy Cloninger, on The Today Show: 'We have relationships with our church communities, with YWCAs, and with Planned Parenthood organizations across the country'."

"Beyond this admission by the former Girl Scout CEO, Ann Saladin, a stay-at-home-mom and former Girl Scout leader, has documented other examples of such collusion on the website MyGirlScoutCouncil.com," Breitbart reports.

To read the rest of the news report, go here.

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Mark Levin to Keynote Tea Party 5-Year Anniversary Event

By Rick Pearcey • February 10, 2014, 12:58 PM

Matthew Boyle writes at Breitbart.com:

Radio’s Mark Levin will keynote a five-year anniversary event for the Tea Party movement hosted by Tea Party Patriots in Washington, D.C., Breitbart News has learned exclusively.

“The Tea Party, which consists of millions of hard working taxpayers, is to be celebrated not condemned,” Levin told Breitbart News. “The ruling class must be trounced and its media cheerleaders must be exposed if the republic is to survive. The Tea Party is our only hope.  It's a great honor to be asked to speak to such outstanding and courageous patriots,” he added. 

"Levin, the host of The Mark Levin Show, served as the chief of staff to Attorney General Ed Meese during Ronald Reagan's administration. He is the New York Times best-selling author of several books, and is the president of the Landmark Legal Foundation," Boyle writes.

"Levin will be delivering speaking alongside Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) at the Feb. 27 event, as will Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin among others," according to Boyle.

For my take on the opportunity that the Tea Party has represented, please see "How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War."


Friday, February 7, 2014

Girl Scout Cookiecott Breaks Out All Over

By Rick Pearcey • February 7, 2014, 10:47 AM

Austin Ruse writes at Breitbart.com:

The national boycott of Girl Scout cookies is inundating the group leading it. John Pisciotta, the boycott leader and director of Pro-Life Waco, tells Breitbart News his phone is "ringing off the hook."

What started at Breitbart News has now been reported by hundreds of media outlets large and small all across America.

The Associated Press picked up on the story on February 4, and since then the report has been carried by FOX News, Huffington Post, Washington Post, Bloomberg/BusinessWeek, ABC,  MSNNPR, and Yahoo. Additionally, US News and World ReportAOL/HuffPoLive, and CBS DC/Washington have all run original stories on Cookiecott 2014.

In fact, a Google search of "Cookiecott 2014" returns 35,000 results, including a conversation on the Weight Watchers message board. The Breitbart report that broke the story now has 62,000 Facebook shares. Cookiecott has entered into the national conversation.

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Chick-fil-A Gives Free Food to Motorists Stranded in Southern Snowstorm

By Rick Pearcey • January 30, 2014, 09:13 AM

From Todd Starnes:

Chick-fil-A had a captive crowd of hungry customers. So why did they give away their food?

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

XXX-Cuse Me? Porn-Friendly Public Library a "Haven" for Sex Offenders -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • October 24, 2013, 11:48 AM

Megan Fox writes at PJMedia:

October 4th, 2013, will forever be known as the day I fell into a giant porn hole. Imagine my surprise when I took my children for an outing with a friend to the Orland Park Public Library to look at books, surf the web and just have a relaxing afternoon. Instead I discovered an adult "masturbation lounge" lurking within a few hundred feet of the unsuspecting teen area.

Fox's experience that day at the library "launched what is now going on a month-long investigation that has revealed some extremely disturbing and possibly criminal activity going on at the Orland Park Public Library (OPPL), paid for by the taxpayers of Illinois," she writes.

"The library’s internal reports show that there have been at least four instances of sex crimes committed in the library and library staff chose not to call the police. In fact, in two instances they sided with the offender instead of believing witnesses. One of these reports involved a man allegedly viewing child pornography" online, Fox writes.

"Because of . . . bad library policies, the computer histories delete automatically when the computers are turned off," Fox explains. "Thus, the evidence was lost forever. And if they had found the illegal activity, they would not have been able to trace it to a specific user since there are no requirements to show an ID or a library card in order to get an anonymous login number where no one will ever know what you do. (Psssst . . . al-Qaeda! Orland Park Public Library is the perfect place to plot your next attack! Not even the NSA can figure out who you are!)," Fox notes, recognizing a clear weakness that terrorists might be foolish not to capitalize upon.

"My colleague Kevin DuJan (who was with me that day) and I scheduled an opportunity to speak about what we witnessed at the next library board meeting," Fox continues. "The library held all the requested documents until the day of the meeting so I wasn’t able to read all the incident reports and speak about them at that meeting (and that’s fine. They don’t know yet that I’m coming to the next one). We were met with open hostility and stony silence."

Here is Megan Fox's concluding paragraph: "For your viewing pleasure [see Youtube video here], I submit to you my great adventure in front of the OPPL Board of Trustees. Pay close attention to the derision and sneering hurled at me at every opportunity. And stay tuned for much, much more in the coming days and weeks. I have barely scratched the surface of this cesspit."

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Watch Video: Teens Fight Back Against Anti-Christian Bullies

By Rick Pearcey • May 6, 2013, 07:46 PM

Here's the must-see video titled, "The Thaw." Produced by "Reach America."

Todd Starnes has the story, which begins: "Late last year, a public school teacher in northern Idaho told students to write an essay titled, 'I Believe.' But there was one caveat -- the students were not allowed to write anything about God in their papers."

H/T: Erik Rush

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Update: 1.4 MILLION French March Against Homosex "Marriage"

By Rick Pearcey • March 26, 2013, 10:11 AM

Paris correspondent Jeanne Smits has the story at Lifesitenews.com. Smits "directly witnessed the events that took place during this extraodinary event. She confirms the enormous numbers claimed by organizers," and she "reports on many aspects either ignored or distorted by French and other media," according to Lifesitenews. 

Here is video of the protest in Paris.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Sears Pulls Ads From "Saturday Night Live"

By Rick Pearcey • March 11, 2013, 10:24 AM

Ben Shapiro writes

Back on February 16, Saturday Night Live -- a show that would never have the guts to lampoon Muslim prophet Mohammed -- went after Jesus with both barrels. Or rather, they had Jesus go after everyone else with both barrels. The skit, titled Djesus Uncrossed, featured Christoph Waltz’s Jesus killing Roman soldiers using swords and firearms. "He’s risen from the dead," the voice-over says. "And he’s preaching anything but forgiveness."

In the aftermath of that slap against Christianity, Tim Wildmon’s American Family Association went to sponsors of the program and asked them to pull their advertising. The skit, Wildmon wrote, was "an affront to all people of faith, especially Christians . . . NBC would never do this to any other religious group, but it’s popular in Hollywood circles to go after 'crazy' Christians."

"Sears sent Wildmon a thank you, and pulled its ads, stating that they had also “taken steps to ensure that our commercials do not air online," Shapiro writes.

Meanwhile, Shapiro continues, "Wildmon is pushing more boycotts, stating, 'As long as corporations support this kind of offensive material, their sales are going to suffer as shoppers abandon retailers that support blasphemy. . . . When you embrace television programming with no morals, you can’t possibly embrace the public you are trying to sell to'."

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sexual Violence in Egypt Takes on Political Dimension

By Rick Pearcey • February 13, 2013, 02:42 PM

Priscille Lafitte reports at France24:

Protesters took to the streets of Cairo and in capitals around the world on Tuesday demanding an end to endemic sexual aggression in Egypt that is taking on an increasingly political dimension.

The rally was the latest in a series of actions to protest against a "culture of impunity" and follows harrowing reports of multiple sexual attacks, including one particularly savage rape, in and around Tahrir Square on the January 25 second anniversary of the Egyptian revolution.

The demonstrators were spurred on by comments on Monday by Egyptian lawmakers, which suggested that women were to blame for sexual attacks against them simply for being on the streets at night.

"'Women know they are among thugs' when demonstrating in Tahrir Square, said Adel Afify, a member of the ultra-conservative Asala Party. 'By getting herself involved in such circumstances, the woman bears 100 per cent responsibility'," he said, reports France24.

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Censorship-Fighting Conservatives Launch Facebook Alternative

By Rick Pearcey • February 1, 2013, 09:14 AM

Todd Starnes reports at FoxNews.com:

A group of conservatives is launching their own social networking site after enduring what they call years of censorship and liberal bullying on Facebook.

The Tea Party Community is expected to officially launch on Saturday -- but the social networking site for conservatives has already drawn nearly 50,000 members.


Monday, January 28, 2013

Beyond the Tea Party

By Rick Pearcey • January 28, 2013, 11:34 AM

Memo to contemporary Sons of Liberty: "It may be too late for marches and rallies."


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hundreds of Thousands Join Record-Breaking March for Life

By Rick Pearcey • January 26, 2013, 08:30 AM

Ben Johnson reports at LifeSiteNews.com:

Huddled under winter coats and hats and scarves, hundreds of thousands of pro-life activists gathered on the Mall in Washington D.C. this morning to send a clear message to politicians in the Capitol, and the whole country: 40 years is too long, abortion must end! But despite the frigid January temperatures, the crowd, made up largely of teens and young adults, was boisterous, with many groups chanting pro-life slogans and singing hymns as they walked.

This year's March marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, since which an estimated 55 million babies have been killed by abortion in America.


Friday, January 18, 2013

West Point Warns . . . About "Civil Activism, Individual Freedoms, and Self-Gov't"!

By Rick Pearcey • January 18, 2013, 12:31 PM

The alert comes in a document "issued this week by the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.," reports Rowan Scarborough at the Washington Times.

Title of the study: "Challengers From the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right."

Scarborough writes:

The center -- part of the institution where men and women are molded into Army officers -- posted the report Tuesday. It lumps limited government activists with three movements it identifies as “a racist/white supremacy movement, an anti-federalist movement and a fundamentalist movement.”

The West Point center typically focuses reports on al Qaeda and other Islamic extremists attempting to gain power in Asia, the Middle East and Africa through violence.

But its latest study turns inward and paints a broad brush of people it considers "far right."

According to Scarborough, the report "says anti-federalists 'espouse strong convictions regarding the federal government, believing it to be corrupt and tyrannical, with a natural tendency to intrude on individuals' civil and constitutional rights. Finally, they support civil activism, individual freedoms, and self government. Extremists in the anti-federalist movement direct most their violence against the federal government and its proxies in law enforcement.'"

In addition, the report "draws a link between the mainstream conservative movement and the violent 'far right,' and describes liberals as 'future oriented' and conservatives as living in the past."

"If [the Defense Department] is looking for places to cut spending, this junk study is ground zero," says a GOP "congressional staffer who served in the military," according to Scarborough.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Reports: Estimated 1 Million-Plus March in Paris Against Homosex "Marriage" Plans

By Rick Pearcey • January 15, 2013, 09:43 AM

LifeSiteNews.com reports from Paris:

A million. And more. The turnout for this Sunday’s demonstration against French President François Hollande’s move to legalize same-sex “marriage” reached gigantic and even un-hoped for proportions. . . .

At half past two, the minister for Social affairs, Marisol Touraine, announced that the turnout was far less than the organizers had hoped. At 5 p.m. official figures were given out by the police: 340,000 participants. That was half their real count: unofficial sources from police headquarters say the “Préfecture” had actually counted 700,000, but had received orders to halve the figure. . . .

The demonstrators kept streaming towards the gigantic Champ de Mars which can hold some 800,000 people, and which was filled to overflowing with a rotating crowd of demonstrators.

"By 11 p.m. a number of officials at the Préfecture rebelled, according to unofficial sources, and reported estimates of as many as 1.2 to 1.4 million," LifeSiteNews reports.


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Citadel: Group to Build Neighborhood Fortress

By Rick Pearcey • January 13, 2013, 02:07 PM

Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr., reports at CNSNews.com:

A group of like-minded patriots, bound together by pride in American exceptionalism, plan on building an armed community to protect their liberty.

The group, named Citadel, intends to purchase 2,000 to 3,000 acres for the project in western Idaho.

The community will comprise of 3,500 to 7,000 families of patriotic Americans who "voluntarily choose to live together in accordance with Thomas Jefferson's ideal of Rightful Liberty."

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Several Hundred Thousand Due in Paris to Protest Counterfeit Homosex "Marriage"

By Rick Pearcey • January 12, 2013, 11:40 PM

Tom Heneghan reports for Reuters:

Strongly backed by the Catholic hierarchy, lay activists have mobilized a hybrid coalition of church-going families, political conservatives, Muslims, evangelicals and even homosexuals opposed to gay marriage for the show of force.

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Is It Time to Consider Civil Disobedience?

By Rick Pearcey • December 29, 2012, 09:48 AM

"Americans can sit by and watch government ignore the Constitution and all the principles that made the country great. Or they can take action, like they did in 2010," Joseph Farah writes.

"Americans can get out into the streets and let the government know, in no uncertain terms, they will not accept the imposition of Obamacare, they will not accept the endless spiraling debt, they will not accept unlimited government, they will not accept intrusions into our personal liberties, they will not accept rogue government doing what it pleases, when it pleases and to whom it pleases.

"In fact," says Farah, "it might be time to resort to civil disobedience in defense of the Constitution."


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Make Love, Not Hate: Family Research Council Drops UPS

By Rick Pearcey • December 13, 2012, 10:51 AM

John Jalsevac reports at LifeSiteNews:

Mail trucks with United Parcel Services (UPS) will be carrying a lighter load this Christmas season after one of the top conservative organizations in the country announced they are dropping the mail carrier.

Family Research Council (FRC) expressed frustration after UPS decided to cease funding Boy Scouts because of the Scouts’ policy of not accepting openly homosexual Scout leaders or members.

In November, FRC sent a letter to UPS urging them to reconsider and reverse their new policy.

However, FRC President Tony Perkins now says that he has spoken personally with UPS executives, “but they showed no willingness to back down on bullying non-profits into abandoning their values.”

If UPS chooses to side with intolerant anti-family radicals who discriminate against the Boy Scouts and against the Creator and His emancipatory norms for marriage, family life, and human sexuality, well, bless UPS's extremist corporate heart.

But neither FRC nor any free-thinking individual or group needs to help fund that kind of unethical, hateful corporate lack of social responsibility.

Loving thy neighbor includes the honest stewardship of one's financial resources.

UPS should stick to delivering parcels. And practice positive corporate responsibility, not its anti-family opposite.

And when UPS starts pushing extremism or undermining sanity, it's time for free-thinkers who respect the Creator and the blessings of family and liberty to push back.

Love always means taking a stand against hate.

Well done, Family Research Council.


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Action: Coalition of Black Pastors Targeting Counterfeit Homosex "Marriage"

By Rick Pearcey • November 22, 2012, 10:56 AM

Rev. William Owens, who heads CAAP (Coalition of African American Pastors), is not taking pro-homosexualist Obama's attack on marriage sitting down.

"We have an agenda next year where we're going to educate people as to what they're doing and the damage that they are causing to their families and the future of this country," Owens told OneNewsNow.

"The education process, according to Owens, needs to originate from the pulpit, small groups, parents, young people and students -- all working toward rebuilding a strong biblical foundation for the country," reports OneNewsNow.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

French Protests: Marriage = One Man + One Woman

By Rick Pearcey • November 20, 2012, 08:12 AM

Thaddeus Balinski reports at LifeSiteNews:

Hundreds of thousands of traditional marriage supporters demonstrated against same-sex “marriage” in France over the weekend.

On Saturday, a nationwide rally drew an estimated 200,000 protesters in Paris according to organizers, with tens of thousands more attending rallies throughout the country.

Almost 30,000 traditional marriage supporters demonstrated in the city of Lyon, according to a Reuters report. Police there reported that 40 counter-protesters were arrested after they attempted to disrupt the rally.

Note: The issue here is perhaps better framed not as "traditional marriage" vesus "gay marriage" but as real marriage -- marriage per se -- versus its homosexualist counterfeit, an artificial social construct that extremists seek to impose.

Or you can put it like this:

Pro-homosexualist extremists desperately want people to think of their radicalism as a civil rights issue -- but the kitty kat is let out of the bag once one realizes that acceptance of the "gay" agenda requires the rejection of the basis for any kind of humane and civil society.

You can find that basis expressed the Declaration of Independence, which roots unalienable human rights in the Creator, and not in the state, activist groups, nature "red in tooth and claw," a politician's scary know-it-all smile, or last week's "gender" truth at "Dude, We Are Totally With It" University.

We commend those companies that respect marriage and think with their brains instead of their pseudo-intellectual "transgender parts."

We brazenly commend a politics and polity that courageously affirms the truly liberating family norms endowed upon humanity by "the laws of nature and of nature's God."

We wantonly stand against extremist homosexualist hatreds that discriminate against the institution of marriage, that disrespect the male-female diversity of marriage, and despise the Creator's transcultural norms for human sexuality and married community.

"Go ahead, sweeten this hatred by calling it 'equality,' if it makes you feel better," I have written elsewhere. "But it's as real as a three-dollar bill. And, if truth be told, it's cruel and unloving to try to impose this brummagem upon society."

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Monday, November 19, 2012

The Decline of Focus on the Family

By Rick Pearcey • November 19, 2012, 09:12 PM

Joseph Farah writes at WND:

Like many great cultural institutions founded by great Christian men -- Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, the New York Times, yes, even the United States of America
-- [Focus on the Family] lost the Christian vision and passion of the founders.

What am I talking about?

I’m talking about the new non-confrontational, wimpy, smiley-faced, lukewarm Focus on the Family as personified by its new leader, Jim Daly, who seems all-too eager to distance himself and the organization he now heads from the legacy of Dobson.

Daly, apparently, also states that he wants to distance Christians from the Republican Party.

Farah quotes Daly as saying, “If the Christian message has been too wrapped around the axle of the Republican Party, then a) that’s our fault, and b) we’ve got to rethink that.”

"What’s funny about that," Farah comments, is this:

a) Daly sounds just like the leadership of the Republican Party who, like him, don’t want to stand up forcefully and passionately strong for biblical values, and

b) What he’s really talking about is giving up on one of the few cultural and political institutions in which Christians even have a voice and a seat at the table.

Withdrawal from politics is, of course, not an option, just as withdrawal from business, medicine, science, the arts, or church life is not an option.

This does not require, or even come close to requiring, that one identifies Christianity with the Republican Party. That is a silly and easily avoidable error, and I can count on maybe two fingers the number of people I know unsophisticated enough to buy into that mistake.

Rather, all of life is meant to be lived in liberating community with God and man -- and any group or individual that shrinks from his place in this struggle is on the wrong side of the Creator's demand that we be salt and light in this broken world.

Sometimes we can make nice. Other times we have to clear the Temple. It's not as if God Almighty has been unclear about this: Being a human being is not for the faint of heart.

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Nordstrom Decides to Stomp on Marriage

By Rick Pearcey • October 13, 2012, 10:04 AM

"Fashion, footwear and retail giant Nordstrom, with annual retail sales reportedly exceeding $10 billion, has joined the ranks of businesses and corporations publicly announcing their advocacy for same-sex marriage," reports Drew Zahn at WND.

But this raises the question: Nordstrum does not accept counterfeit dollars, so why does it accept counterfeit marriage?

Pro-homosexualist extremists desperately want people to think of their radicalism as a civil rights issue -- but the kitty kat is let out of the bag once one realizes that acceptance of the "gay" agenda requires the rejection of the basis for any kind of humane and civil society.

You can find that basis expressed the Declaration of Independence, which roots unalienable human rights in the Creator, and not in the state, activist groups, nature "red in tooth and claw," a politician's scary know-it-all smile, or last week's "gender" truth at "Dude, We Are Totally With It" University.

We commend those companies that respect marriage and think with their brains instead of their pseudo-intellectual "transgender parts."  

We brazenly commend a politics and polity that courageously affirms the truly liberating family norms endowed upon humanity by "the laws of nature and of nature's God."

We wantonly stand against extremist homosexualist hatreds that discriminate against the institution of marriage, that disrespect the male-female diversity of marriage, and despise the Creator's transcultural norms for human sexuality and married community.

"Go ahead, sweeten this hatred by calling it 'equality,' if it makes you feel better," I have written elsewhere. "But it's as real as a three-dollar bill. And, if truth be told, it's cruel and unloving to try to impose this brummagem upon society."

Nordstrum needs to wise up. The homosexualist shoe does not fit the human form. Keep your unnecessary but violative hatreds off of human society.

Wake up, Nordstrum. Nice companies don't attack families. Nice companies don't hate marriage. And nice companies don't try to use "civil rights" to dump counterfeit social slop onto their customers.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Half-Baked? Doubts About Reported Shift at Chick-Fil-A

By Rick Pearcey • September 20, 2012, 10:37 AM

LifeSiteNews reports: 

A Chicago alderman and homosexual activist who in July went public with his efforts to block Chick-fil-A from opening a franchise because its president, Dan Cathy, supports traditional marriage, is claiming to have gotten his wish. . . .

However, it is unclear how much has really changed.

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Fowl Claim About Chick-Fil-A?

By Rick Pearcey • September 20, 2012, 10:08 AM

Aaron Goldstein writes at American Spectator:

An Illinois LGBT group is claiming that Chik-fil-A will cease giving money to groups which support traditional marriage and oppose same sex marriage. . . .

Something seems fowl about this whole thing. If TCRA's ["The Civil Rights Agenda"] claims are true then I would like to hear it from Dan Cathy himself. TCRA did not release the text of the letter sent by WinShape nor did it indicate who signed the letter. So something doesn't quite smell right to me.

Yesterday I wrote:

We look forward to direct statements from Chick-Fil-A regarding today's report in the LATimes, statements that confirm or deny its core assertions. Meanwhile, one can be thankful that the aggression of extremist forces unleashed in America today has placed the options in stark contrast.

A particular business can be salt and light in a broken world. Or it can be part of the problem. Let's work and pray that the light keeps shining at Chick-Fil-A.


Monday, August 27, 2012

Giant "Pro-Choice" Vaginas Greet Republican Convention

By Rick Pearcey • August 27, 2012, 06:34 PM

"Giant, walking vaginas have descended upon the Republican National Convention," reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Question is: How about some giant dismembered baby body parts to go along with your nifty giant vaginas, girls?

I didn't think so.

Meanwhile, said the fetus: Mommy, please keep your choices off my body.


Friday, August 10, 2012

Homosex Activists Boycott Amway

By Rick Pearcey • August 10, 2012, 03:28 PM

Meaghen Hale reports at LifeSiteNews.com:

In 2009, Amway President Doug DeVos donated half a million dollars to the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). On August 3, his donation came under attack by gay activist Fred Karger’s Rights Equal Rights organization in the form of a global boycott.

DeVos is to be commended for supporting real marriage over against that counterfeit thingy sought by homosexualist extremists.

He is courageously affirming those norms endowed upon humanity by "the laws of nature and of nature's God" (see the Declaration of Indpendence).

And he rightfully stands against homosexualist hatred and discrimination against the institution of marriage, against the male-female diversity of marriage, and against the Creator's liberating norms for human sexuality and married community.

Go ahead, sweeten this hatred by calling it "equality" if it makes you feel better. But it's as real as a three-dollar bill. And, if truth be told, it's cruel and unloving to try to impose this brummagem upon society.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Black Demonstrators Defend Chick-Fil-A

By Rick Pearcey • August 8, 2012, 11:28 AM

At WND:  

"Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, a WND columnist, author and founder of the Los Angeles-based Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, reports his group’s members, and their friends, turned out recently in support of Chick-fil-A."

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

"Ugly Black Babies": Abortionist Caught on Video

By Rick Pearcey • August 7, 2012, 10:44 AM

Jean McCarthy reports at LifeSiteNews:

Charlotte abortionist Ashutosh Ron Virmani was caught on camera telling pro-lifers to “adopt one of those ugly black babies.” 

Day Gardner, president of the National Black Pro-Life Union, responded: "The black community should be outraged because Ashutosh Virmani is a brazen racist and his statement supports what we already know of the billion dollar abortion industry -- black babies are targeted because they are seen as poor, worthless and maybe even 'ugly'."

In the extremist "pro-choice" abortion industry, life is cheap. Especially if you're black.

Here's the video.

"Gay" Totalitarianism

By Rick Pearcey • August 7, 2012, 10:01 AM

As Jeffrey Lord writes at American Spectator, the "rainbow" rage exhibited by homosexualist extremists at Chick-Fil-A expresses a recognizable mindset that values not freedom and tolerance but instead control and shutting down dissent:

Leftist intolerance for dissent and opposition is as old as the blood soaked guillotines of the French Revolution. Not to mention the Revolution's 20th century descendants from Communists to the Nazis (aka the National Socialists) to their more modern American cousins like all those progressives who hid for decades behind the hoods of the Ku Klux Klan or a few decades later appeared as Bill Ayers and his bomb-setting brethren in the Weathermen.

Most recently these people were on the prowl in the Sandra Fluke dust-up, haughtily demanding that Rush Limbaugh be silenced by removing him from the airwaves. And at various times with various affect they have targeted Lou Dobbs during his CNN tenure, Glenn Beck at Fox, and Pat Buchanan at MSNBC. Not to mention the big push from the early Obama White House itself to try and shutdown Fox News with repeated attacks.

We haven't even touched here on those little gems of fascism on various college campi known as "speech codes."

"For those unfamiliar with the basic tenets of the Left," Lord continues, "there has now been provided in the Obama-era a four-year crash course in how leftism really works in early 21st century in America."

True enough, the "guillotine may be physically departed to the historical mists, but the televised images of an SEIU thug beating up an opponent of Obamacare capture the same mindset at work.

"Lenin may still lie embalmed in Moscow, but his spirit and that of the Russian Revolution haunts the riots launched by the Occupy Wall Street crowd."

In addition, "even the tamer example of the Obama administration deciding that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was something they didn't like -- and thus refused to enforce the law -- displays the Left's historic contempt for such a trifle as the Constitution."

And let us not forget the "full-fledged attack on religious liberty that is the administration attempt to force the Catholic Church to violate its fundamental beliefs to appease HHS bureaucrats."

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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Rainbow Fascism and the Cluck Heard 'Round the World

By Rick Pearcey • August 4, 2012, 12:24 PM

Columnist and attorney Matt Barber writes:  

Writer Sinclair Lewis is credited with saying, “When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the flag and waving a cross.”

Close, but not quite. Truth is, fascism has come to America; but it’s wrapped in a rainbow flag and waving, well, let’s just say it sure ain’t waving a cross. With its latest wave of scorched-earth malfeasance, the radical left has awakened freedom-loving America to this reality.

Liberals learned a hard lesson on Wednesday. While the generally silent majority was showing exuberant support for free speech, the institution of true marriage and Chick-fil-A, “progressives” were gorging themselves on crow sandwiches doused in bitter hate.

While Chick-fil-A was eating at liberals, millions of God-fearing Americans were eating at Chick-fil-A.

Barber's column includes this strategic point: 

Wednesday’s massive outpouring of support for Chick-fil-A provided a visual reminder to all concerned that the vast majority of morally minded Americans reject the oxymoronic notion of so-called “same-sex marriage.”

It proved with earthshaking resonance that liberals’ whole “gay-marriage-is-inevitable” thingy remains as sterile as the fraudulent concept itself.

Don’t forget, we live in a constitutional republic where “we the people” are the sovereign, and elected officials are the hired help. When “we the people” have spoken on marriage, we’ve spoken without stuttering.

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Hope: My Black Dad and Chick-Fil-A

By Rick Pearcey • August 3, 2012, 09:47 AM

A hopeful Lloyd Marcus writes at American Thinker:

I jump on every opportunity to respectfully challenge my 84-year-old black dad's loyalty to Obama. Dad has been a Christian pastor over 50 years. He lives in Maryland, and I live in Florida. I called Dad to ask if he participated in Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day. He said no, he had not heard about it. Then, he added, "All I know is Chick-fil-A discriminates against gays."

Folks, I was outraged. Struggling to keep my composure, I passionately said, "Dad, that is a lie! You have got to stop getting your news from the mainstream media!"

Marcus then explained to his "dad what the protest and appreciation day were really about. Dad was shocked. He does not support same-sex marriage, and he was pretty grossed out when I told him that in retaliation homosexuals have planned a 'kiss in' at Chick-fil-A restaurants."

The son also informed his dad about the Coalition of African-American Pastors, a group of black ministers who "have organized to protest Obama's support of same-sex marriage. Again, Dad knew nothing about the black pastors' protest."

There's much more to this story, and one hopes conversations such as this are occuring all across America.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

What I Saw at Chick-Fil-A Today

By Rick Pearcey • August 1, 2012, 05:58 PM

As I begin writing, Nancy, Michael, and I just finished off three Chick-fil-A meals for lunch. It was a late lunch. Around 3 o'clock.

I drove to a nearby Chick-fil-A and paid for the meals at 2:36 pm, Texas time. Sugar Land, be more precise. Near Houston. The cost was $21.03.

Up front in the ordering area was a steady stream of people selecting their meals. While waiting for my order to be filled, I counted the number of folks in the line closest to me, and there were 12 in it. There were other lines, but I didn't count the number of customers in them.

All told, there seemed to be just as many people, if not more, waiting to pick up their orders. Those waiting to pick up orders also spilled over to the right and toward the back of the eatery.

I didn't look to see how far that group of people extended, because I wanted to stay close to the front so I could hear when my order was ready for pickup. There was a positive buzz in the place.

My order was ready in about 10 minutes. There was zestful positive energy as the Chick-fil-A staff filled orders and kept chaos at bay. Somehow faces were both focused and beaming.

Everywhere I looked there were people. White, brown, black, olive. Standing in line to order. Waiting to pick up orders. Or sitting at tables and enjoying "mor chicken." Teens, moms, dads, the young, the old. Coming in. Going out. 

Every seat and table I saw was occupied. To get from one part of the restaurant to the other, you needed to scope out the crowd and eye a pathway through to your objective. My target was close to the front, stage left, the more easily to pick up our order. Everyone was polite.

I was not able to park in the Chick-fil-A parking areas. This is because the drive-through lane was a line of cars that wrapped around the restaurant. Much of the rest of the lot was occupied by customers in vehicles waiting for parking spaces to open up.

Thus, I parked about 30 feet away from the restaurant lot, in parking for the adjacent open mall of stores.

Chick-fil-A understands that it did not invent chicken, "just the chicken sandwich." 

Chick-fil-A also understands that it did not invent marriage, sex, or family. The Creator did. Which is why neither San Francisco nor Washington, D.C., can de-invent these wonders.

And why pain results when certain hubris-filled radicals try to impose upon every single American an extremist agenda that alienates us from who we truly are. 

In other words, what I saw today at Chick-fil-A was hope. Hope against extremism, intimidation, and anti-Creator bigotry.

And hope for real people living as full humans in a real world. It's amazing what some people can put in a sandwich.

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Black Pastors: Banning Chick-Fil-A From Cities "Same Thing" as Banning Blacks From Restaurants

By Rick Pearcey • August 1, 2012, 03:11 PM

Eric Scheiner reports at CNSNews.com:

The President of the Coalition of African-American Pastors says supporters of traditional marriage are facing the same discrimination that blacks faced during the civil rights movement.

“Some people are saying because of the position that Chick-fil-A has taken -- they don’t want them in their cities,” Rev. William Owens said at the National Press Club on Tuesday.

“It’s a disgrace. It’s the same thing that happened when I was marching for civil rights, when they didn’t want a black to come into their restaurant, they didn’t want us staying in their hotels. Now they’re saying, because we take a Christian position, they don’t want us in their cities.”

Owens continued, “Well, we won’t take it. We will stand up and they will learn, they will learn that they can’t do that to any people, by destroying religion, by destroying the family, we will stand up.”

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Friday, July 27, 2012

200,000-Plus Chick-Fil-A Fans Sign Up to Protect Marriage, "Eat Mor Chicken"

By Rick Pearcey • July 27, 2012, 03:45 AM

"The sign-up has already surpassed 209,000 people," Peter Baklinski reports at LifeSiteNews.com.

And that's despite a mysteriously disappearing and reappearing (12 hours later) Facebook signup page.

Update: More than 287,000 fans have signed up to support Chick-fil-A on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. This was updated at 1 pm, July 27.


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Billy Graham Defends Chick-Fil-A

By Rick Pearcey • July 26, 2012, 02:45 PM

Henry J. Reske reports at Newsmax:

The Rev. Billy Graham has thrown his support behind embattled Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy and announced plans to stop by the fast food restaurant next Wednesday as part of Mike Huckabee’s “Eat Mor Chikin” promotion.

Says Graham: “As the son of a dairy farmer who milked many a cow, I plan to 'Eat Mor Chikin' and show my support by visiting Chick-fil-A next Wednesday."


Monday, July 23, 2012

Regarding: Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day

By Rick Pearcey • July 23, 2012, 11:50 AM

The statement below in support of Chick-fil-A -- which has been viciously and unfairly attacked by extremists for its support of genuine marriage -- appears on the Facebook page of Mike Huckabee (I have included a few comments in the body of Huckabee statement, as indicated by brackets and italics):

I have been incensed [This is good and appropriate; outrage at social injustice and evil, marketed and masquerading as liberation, is both humane and Biblical
-- "Love thy neighbor"] at the vitriolic assaults on the Chick Fil-A company because the CEO, Dan Cathy, made comments recently in which he affirmed his view that the Biblical view of marriage should be upheld.

[Note that the "Biblical view" is not to be reduced to a merely "religious" view that privatizes "faith" inside an airtight closet divorced from the space and time and public life. For what is affirmed here represents verifiable information given by a knowable, rational Creator. Marriage so described upon this basis reflects not a private taste or subjective group preference but instead the form of the world and the humanity of the human being, both in our individuality and in our social unity and diversity.]

The Cathy family, led by Chick Fil-A founder Truett Cathy, are a wonderful Christian family who are committed to operating the company with Biblical principles and whose story is the true American success story. [The so-called liberal worldview operates according to philosophic presuppositions that aggressively war against the center of the American experiment, which, as the Declaration of Independence makes clear, is rooted in the Creator and not in the state, nature, class, envy, group, diversity, gender, skin color, or some monodimensional concept of naturalistic "equality." Thus, liberalism per se rejects and, yes, despises, any concept of America or American success or American exceptionalism that recognizes its liberating starting point in the uniqueness and wonder of a Creator who is the basis for unalienable human rights. An exceptional Creator gives rise to exceptional nations.]  

Starting at age 46 Truett Cathy built Chick Fil-A into a $4 billion a year enterprise with over 1600 stores. At 91, he is still active in the company, but his son Dan runs it day to day as CEO. It's a great American story that is being smeared by vicious hate speech and intolerant bigotry from the left. [The Left has become a uniform act of bigotry and discrimination against any who question its basic presuppositions and who claim the God-given right to practice a critical distance vis-a-vis the truth-claims of liberalism. As such, the Left functions in its argumentation and in its application across society more like a totalistic religious cult than as a force for genuine and humane liberation of the human spirit.]
 
The Chick Fil-A company refuses to open on Sundays so that their employees can go to church if they wish. Despite the pressure from malls, airports, and the business world to open on Sundays, they still don't. They treat customers and employees with respect and dignity. [Excellent on all counts]
 
I ask you to join me in speaking out on Wednesday, August 1 "Chick Fil-A Appreciation Day.” No one is being asked to make signs, speeches, or openly demonstrate. The goal is simple: Let's affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values [Note: What is affirmed are not merely "values," as if these were privatized matters of taste. Rather what is affirmed is a wholistic way of life rooted in truth and rooted in objective, rational moral norms that foster liberation and human flourishing] we espouse by simply showing up and eating at Chick Fil-A on Wednesday, August 1. 

Too often, those on the left make corporate statements to show support for same sex marriage, abortion, or profanity, but if Christians affirm traditional values [Note: What is embraced are not merely "traditional values," but rather, objective moral truths. After all, if a social practice is not truly rooted in the wonder of humanity as created in the image of God, which is asserted as a knowable and verifiable proposition, then such a practice may be "traditional" even while it may also properly be open to challenge. Some traditions are bad and should be jettisoned], we're considered homophobic, fundamentalists, hate-mongers, and intolerant.  [These words are just politically correct curse words designed to get you to shut up; a free and dignified people rejects them for the fascist style of social oppression and attempted manipulation for which they stand. Humanity created in the image of God rages against the machine.]

This effort is not being launched by the Chick Fil-A company and no one from the company or family is involved in proposing or promoting it.

There's no need for anyone to be angry or engage in a verbal battle. [There are many legitimate ways to express one's outrage against inhumanity; voting with one's pocket book is certainly one of them. Engagement in the battle of ideas is appropriate as well.] Simply affirm appreciation for a company run by Christian principles by showing up on Wednesday, August 1 or by participating online -- tweeting your support or sending a message on Facebook.

The Pearcey family is marking Aug. 1, 2012, as a day of resistance. Meanwhile, some may find my article How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War to be of interest.  


Monday, June 4, 2012

Target "Pride" T-Shirts Insulting

By Rick Pearcey • June 4, 2012, 09:11 AM

Madeleine Morgenstern writes at The Blaze:

Target Corp. is selling gay pride T-shirts to raise money for a group working to defeat a same-sex marriage ban in Minnesota -- and is reportedly blocking emails from one group [the American Family Association] complaining about it.

"A spokesman for Minnesota for Marriage . . . said Target’s actions are 'an insult to the overwhelming majority of their customers,'" The Blaze reports.

“Just get out of this debate and do what they’re good at,” says Chuck Darrell, according to AP. "Get out of the business of trying to redefine marriage."


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Honorary Chair of Socialist Organization

By Rick Pearcey • May 30, 2012, 11:51 AM

Melissa Quinn writes at The Daily Caller:

President Barack Obama on Tuesday awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America, Dolores Huerta.

The Heritage Foundation notes that Huerta, 82, has in the past said that “Republicans hate Latinos” and praised Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.


Friday, May 25, 2012

150+ Maine Churches to Launch Campaign Protecting Marriage

By Rick Pearcey • May 25, 2012, 11:56 AM

In an AP story posted at The Blaze:

Scores of Maine churches will pass the collection plate a second time at Sunday services on Father‘s Day to kick off a fundraising campaign for the lead opposition group to November’s ballot question asking voters to legalize same-sex marriages.

Between 150 and 200 churches are expected to raise money for the Protect Marriage Maine political action committee, said Carroll Conley Jr., executive director of the Christian Civic League of Maine evangelical organization and a member of the PAC. Conley is also trying to drum up support for the Maine campaign from religious leaders from around the country.

Kudos to people of goodwill in Maine stepping up to protect kids, families, and marriage from the extremism and aggression of pro-homosexualist activists and their secular enablers in the media and elsewhere.

Love of neighbor includes protecting the neighborhood.

Stand up to monodimensional secularist bullies who despise the wonder and liberation of male-female diversity in marriage.

And overcome those reactionaries who would impose their private, subjective values upon a body politic rooted in verifiable truth rather than relativistic marketing campaigns awash in half-truths, distortion, and invective. 

Here is the Facebook page for Protect Marriage Maine.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Vermont Ordinance Could Ban Pro-Life Protesters

By Rick Pearcey • May 23, 2012, 11:44 AM

Ben Johnson reports at LifeSiteNews:

The city council of Burlington, Vermont, has passed a new ordinance that could have the effect of banning pro-life protesters from exercising their right to protest in front of the town’s Planned Parenthood facility.


Friday, April 13, 2012

Christian Group Sues Mayor of London

By Rick Pearcey • April 13, 2012, 08:30 AM

The U.K. Independent reports:

The Christian group behind the recent attempt to place "gay cure" adverts on London buses have instructed lawyers to sue both the Mayor of London and the company that initially agreed to host the adverts after they were banned at the last minute, the Independent can reveal.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

129 Cities to Join Massive Nation-Wide Protest Against HHS Mandate Friday

By Rick Pearcey • March 21, 2012, 08:46 AM

Kathleen Gilbert reports at LifeSiteNews:

Christians opposed to the Obama administration’s mandate forcing all employers, including religious employers, to cover abortifacient drugs and contraception are planning to stage a nationwide demonstration on Friday -- one that organizers say has grown far beyond what they had anticipated.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

No Longer Shopping at JCPenny

By Rick Pearcey • March 8, 2012, 09:34 AM

Bill Bumpas writes at OneNewsNow:

The leader of a pro-family advocacy group says only time will tell whether JC Penney's decision to have a high-profile homosexual entertainer as its spokesperson was a good business decision. . . .

We have heard back from so many of our members," [Monica Cole of OneMillionMoms] shares. "We have heard back from men and women -- not just moms -- saying they will no longer shop there at JC Penney, as long as Ellen DeGeneres is their spokesperson."

"Meanwhile," Bumpas concludes, "the OMM director finds it interesting that Fitch Ratings, a global agency, recently downgraded JC Penney's credit rating to 'junk'."

A "junk" credit rating may be the perfect accompaniment to JC Penny's anti-family "junk" marriage ethics and "junk" corporate social reponsibility, given the company's embrace of an extremist such as Ellen Degeneres.

Bad morals always make for bad business, no matter how much money a corruptive company might take to the bank.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

"Occupy" Moment of Silence for Suspected White House Shooter

By Rick Pearcey • November 17, 2011, 01:18 PM

This is from Newsbusters (not from Saturday Night Live; thanks Rush).


Saturday, October 22, 2011

George Soros Funds Wall Street Protests

By Rick Pearcey • October 22, 2011, 03:22 PM

Matthew Vadum writes:

Radical anti-American billionaire George Soros‚Äč is a major backer of a left-wing group that is funneling money to the Occupy Wall Street movement.

The nonprofit organization at the receiving end of Soros’ largesse, Alliance for Global Justice, is managing donations benefiting the communists, socialists, anarchists and hippies now occupying Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan.

As of Oct. 19, OWS had taken in a grand total of $435,000 from all sources, including donations made by individuals online and in person, according to reports.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Why No Anti-Obama Signs at Wall Street Protests?

By Rick Pearcey • October 20, 2011, 10:21 AM

"The Occupy Wall Street folks tell us to blame Wall Street for the nation's financial troubles," writes columnist Larry Elder.

But "notice the no-fly zone over President Barack Obama."

Excellent point: "Where are the anti-President Barack Obama signs or the verbal chants denouncing the president? . . . Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and President Barack Obama say they sympathize with the protesters. Of course, they do."

We have seen more than "two years of reckless spending, the inflationary printing of money, massive 'stimulus' that failed to 'save or create' 3.5 million jobs, green technology 'investments' in soon-to-be-bankrupt companies whose investors donated to and raised money for the president's election and unpopular bailouts."

In short: "The dismal results are in," says Elder.

"What to do?," he asks.

That's all to predictable: "Find a scapegoat -- provided it isn't Freddie, Fannie or the Community Reinvestment Act, the real culprits behind the housing meltdown. No, Wall Street will do nicely.

"Just keep Obama's name off the list of grievances."


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Marxist Mayhem in Wall Street Protests

By Rick Pearcey • October 15, 2011, 11:39 AM

Mike Spaniola writes at American Thinker:

The so-called "Wall Street protesters" who presently follow the '60s adage of "taking it to the streets" might do well to review a bit of history -- in particular, as it relates to the consequences of Marxist ideology.

In 1951, when the horrors of the Red Terror, Siberian gulags, and Auschwitz death camps were still very real, author Eric Hoffer wrote in his acclaimed book, The True Believer, that the "monstrous evils of the 20th century have shown us that the greediest money grubbers are gentle doves compared with money-hating wolves like Lenin, Stalin and Hitler, who in less than three decades killed or maimed nearly a hundred million men, women and children and brought untold suffering to a large.

Lenin's "Useful Idiots" in Manhattan

By Rick Pearcey • October 15, 2011, 10:37 AM

"President Obama, the Democratic Party, and the 'Occupy Wall Street' mobs are following the Marxist blueprint of Lenin's The State and Revolution to a tee," writes Ellis Washington at WND.


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Mainstream Watch: Hundreds of Pastors -- We Must Obey God, Not the State

By Rick Pearcey • October 1, 2011, 10:39 AM

Bob Unruh reports at WND:

Just the name Internal Revenue Service can strike fear in the hearts of consumers, business owners, and business operations volunteers for churches alike.

But this weekend, pastors have the opportunity to thumb their noses at the federal agency -- and have the weight of one of the largest Christian and human rights defense teams at their backs.

It's the weekend for the Alliance Defense Fund's annual Pulpit Freedom Sunday, on Oct. 2.

That's the Sunday each year when pastors are encouraged to "present biblical perspectives on the positions of electoral candidates" to "exercise their constitutionally protected right to free religious expression."


Friday, September 30, 2011

Victory for Truth & Free Speech Over Islamic Supremacism

By Rick Pearcey • September 30, 2011, 08:45 AM

Pamela Geller writes at Human Events:

A years-long battle is over, and Islamic supremacism has suffered a stunning and well-deserved defeat in its ongoing war against free speech and those who dare to tell the truth about Islam.

Omar Tarazi, a lawyer linked to the Hamas front group the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), has dismissed his frivolous, harassing $10 million libel lawsuit against me with prejudice, which means that it cannot be refiled.


Friday, May 20, 2011

Tea Party to Boehner: Your Time Is Up

By Rick Pearcey • May 20, 2011, 08:02 AM

"We cannot fight Obama when we are having to fight those who are supposed to be our allies."


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

CPAC Dumps Director Who Ridiculed Eligibility Issue

By Rick Pearcey • April 19, 2011, 07:23 AM

WND reports:

The staff director of the nation's largest annual gathering of conservatives was dismissed by the American Conservative Union today, a year after publicly embracing the homosexual activist group GOProud and ridiculing those suggesting Barack Obama had not proven his constitutional eligibility to serve as president.

In a board meeting, the ACU, the host of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, voted to replace Lisa De Pasquale as executive director of the event. Earlier this year, following the CPAC meeting in February, ACU Chairman David Keene was replaced by Washington lobbyist Al Cardenas.


Friday, April 1, 2011

Tea Party Activists See Betrayal by Republican Leadership

By Rick Pearcey • April 1, 2011, 08:03 AM

Tea Party Nation has "emailed its members urging defeat of efforts to raise the debt limit and calling for a primary challenge to Republican House Speaker John Boehner in 2012 because of his insistence that continued borrowing is necessary," reports WorldNetDaily.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Home Depot Cheering Itself in Push for Homosexualist Power

By Rick Pearcey • March 29, 2011, 08:41 AM

The American Family Association "has acquired a 40-second video taken by Home Depot employees loudly cheering themselves while marching in the 2010 St. Petersburg, Florida, gay pride parade." 


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

2,000-Mile "Defund Planned Parenthood" Bus Tour

By Rick Pearcey • March 8, 2011, 09:02 AM

Two pro-life groups have "launched a 4-day, 2000-mile bus tour to raise awareness about the need to defund the abortion giant Planned Parenthood," reports John Jalsevac at LifeSiteNews.com

Jalsevac also writes:

The “Women Speak Out: Defund Planned Parenthood” bus tour is led by Live Action president Lila Rose and former Colorado Rep. Marilyn Musgrave. It will include press conferences and rallies in 13 congressional districts.

Each stop will feature local pro-life leaders thanking Members of the U.S. House of Representatives who voted for Rep. Mike Pence’s amendment to strip Planned Parenthood of its over $300 million in federal funding, and targeting Members who voted against it.

The Senate is scheduled this week to vote on the measure. Pro-life groups with the Expose Planned Parenthood Coalition have launched an all-out effort to lobby U.S. senators to pass it.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Caution! Someone's Trying to Spin the Tea Party

By Rick Pearcey • October 28, 2010, 07:12 AM

Is the Tea Party concerned primarily with economic issues -- or is its deeper motivation that of a return to government based on the Constitution and Declaration?

Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily takes a cautionary look in a column titled, "The Tea Party Redefined."

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Beware Phony "Economic Conservatives"

By Rick Pearcey • October 2, 2010, 06:13 AM

"There is a struggle underway for the hearts and minds of the tea-party movement, conservatism and the Republican Party," Joseph Farah writes at WorldNetDaily. "So-called 'economic conservatives' are doing everything in their power to limit the scope of the movement to take back America to fiscal issues in the narrowest definition of that term."

Farah warns that "economic conservatives" are promoting an agenda "that is fundamentally flawed and wimpy compared to the vision of our founders, who understood we do not live in a world defined exclusively by materialism."

Farah argues that "you simply can't have a self-governing society without an operational consensus on right and wrong. All issues are moral" -- whether they concern "economics, border control, health care, marriage, or abortion."

What is Farah's solution? "There has never been a successful liberty movement in the history of the world built on materialism or an exclusively economic agenda. It's like building the foundation of a house on sand.

"Our founders knew better. They provided the foundation. It's still solid today. We don't have to build a new one. We can find it in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution."


Friday, September 24, 2010

Poll: One-Third of Likely Black Voters Support What?!

By Rick Pearcey • September 24, 2010, 10:19 AM

The Tea Party.

Mark Tapscott writes at the Washington Examiner:

Considering that the liberal mainstream media has been peddling the view for more than a year that the Tea Partiers are just a bunch of angry white folks, the Pajamas TV survey finding of significant support for the movement in the Black community might be the most significant 2010 mid-term congressional election campaign story you haven't heard before today.

"If this pans out, it's a big deal," says Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit.

Here's a video report from Alexis Garcia and pollster Vic Rubenfeld on Pajamas TV.


Monday, August 30, 2010

Project 21 Chairman Blasts Sharpton Over Glenn Beck Rally, Christian Commitment

By Rick Pearcey • August 30, 2010, 08:17 AM

"The chairman of a national leadership network of black conservatives Friday took the Rev. Al Sharpton to task over his criticism of Glenn Beck’s 'Restoring Honor' rally, held Saturday, on the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s 'I Have a Dream' speech," reports CNSNews.com.

"Mychal Massie, chairman of Project 21, challenged Sharpton to a debate over whether race is more important than 'the equality of all men under the Constitution and under God.'"

Massie also challenged the authenticity of Sharpton's calling as a minister of the gospel. 

"If Al Sharpton claims to be a minister, then he needs to get back to his Christian roots, if indeed he ever had them, and start preaching Jesus Christ and stop preaching discord and racial animus," Massie told CNSNews.

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cordoba Mosque Protesters to Rally Near Ground Zero

By Rick Pearcey • August 21, 2010, 01:28 PM

"A grassroots coalition of groups opposing the Cordoba House Islamic center and mosque’s placement at Ground Zero will protest its construction Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Park 51 site, on the northeast corner of West Broadway," reports The Daily Caller.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Video: Congresswoman Runs From Townhall Questions, Relies on Thug to Intimidate

By Rick Pearcey • August 16, 2010, 02:44 PM

At a townhall event this weekend, Rep. Melissa Bean (D-Ill.) seemed to have everything in order, but then a guy with a video camera showed up.

He was asking questions and everything. Like he thinks he's got some kind of power. Like he thinks he's an illegal alien or something.

This guy even asked whether the Obamacare healthcare mandate "is constitutional."

"You have a good night," the congresswoman explained. As she jumped into her getaway car.

Good thing Ms. Melissa had a thug on hand to make sure the federal government continues to run smoothly. 

Meanwhile, the Thug Community must be wondering: Whatawegonnado with all these Tea Party plants?

"Hey, Jimbo Thunderbrain. Where'd you put that race card?"

Well, here's video. More at Gateway Pundit.

Hat tip: Beltway Confidential


Monday, August 9, 2010

Fact-Challenged Homosex "Marriage" Judge: Child Has Neither Need Nor Right to Mother

By Rick Pearcey • August 9, 2010, 09:50 AM

And Kids Don't Need Fathers, Either, Don't You Know: That's the politically correct wisdom of the moment, according to federal judge Vaughn R. Walker, "who ruled last week that a voter-approved amendment to California’s constitution that limited marriage to the union of one man and one woman violated the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution," writes Terry Jeffrey, editor in chief of CNSNews.com.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Bachmann Aims to Start House Tea Party Caucus

By Rick Pearcey • July 19, 2010, 05:08 PM

"U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann aims to give the tea party a voice on Capitol Hill with a formal caucus in the House, although indications are that some members may not be ready to listen," reports Newsmax.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dear NAACP: Where's Actual Text of Resolution Condemning Tea Party?

By Rick Pearcey • July 15, 2010, 09:53 AM

"The NAACP will not release the actual text of its resolution condemning 'racist elements' within the Tea Party movement until October, when the organization's board gives it final approval, a spokesman for the group has told me," Philip Klein writes at American Spectator.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Racist NAACP vs. Humane Tea Party

By Rick Pearcey • July 14, 2010, 07:42 AM

"The NAACP's ludicrous resolution against the Tea Parties . . . is a sign that the once-proud organization is nothing now but an increasingly irrelevant, hopelessly intellectually corrupt group of race hustlers," Quin Hillyer writes at American Spectator.

As evidence, Hillyer notes that "it was an NAACP lawyer who, by multiple accounts, lobbied the Obama/Holder Justice Department to drop the case against the New Black Panthers."

This organization is one that "whose president praised Osama bin Laden within half a year after the 9/11 attacks," Hillyer continues.

"Meanwhile, as both Deroy Murdock and Tim Scott have explained, the Tea Partiers are absolutely not racist."

What is the Tea Party? It is part of a new form of humane resistance against an extremist, Constitutionally illegal, out-of-the-mainstream political machine that now sits enthroned in Washington, D.C., with supportive principalities and powers throughout the land -- in strongholds in the formerly mainstream media, academia, entertainment industry, and so on.

Rising up as David against this Goliath, this "New Resistance Can Win the Culture War," and that, in large measure, in addition to the politics at play, perhaps explains why the NAACP and other secularized Obama supporters attack the Tea Party with special venom.

I'll conclude this morning where I left it last night on Facebook: "Given the unfortunate race-based politics of the NAACP, the Tea Party is needed now more than ever. Love overcomes all things."

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Watch/Listen: Krista Branch Soars in Music Video "I Am America"

By Rick Pearcey • July 12, 2010, 09:33 AM

This tremendous and inspiring Krista Branch anthem features 2 Chron. 7:14 and challenges Americans to "Remember Who You Are!," which is central to the "New Resistance." 

Apparently, some "Mama Grizzlies" can sing. This music video captures much of the intensity, power, and content that is motivating a reawakening of the truly mainstream American spirit today.

Here she is on YouTube, and here's her website.

Hat tip: Tea Party Patriots/Facebook


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Liberal Coalition Trying to Copy the Success of the . . .

By Rick Pearcey • July 10, 2010, 08:25 PM

. . . That's right, the success of the Tea Party movement. See Mark Hemingway at Beltway Confidential for more on this latest effort.

Is This the Next Tea Party?

By Rick Pearcey • July 10, 2010, 02:46 PM

Joseph Farah at WorldNetDaily says early October could be a great time for a nationwide freedom shindig

What about a one-day general strike by citizens in protest of the purposeful destruction of the American Dream, the rule of law and the will of the people?

What if, just prior to the election, perhaps on the first Monday in October, the day the U.S. Supreme Court traditionally reconvenes following its summer vacation, millions of ordinary, hard-working Americans, who don't get the whole summer off, didn't report for work?

What if business owners who fear for the future of their country closed up shop on that day and encouraged all employees to rally at city halls and state capitals and in the District of Columbia?

What if those taking the day off spent the day handing out fliers and knocking on doors for congressional candidates pledged to return American to its constitutional moorings?

What if we effectively shut down the nation so Americans could get a taste of what's coming if we don't change course in a hurry?

"As for me," Farah concludes, "I don't think it should be business as usual on the first Monday in October. But I'm eager to hear what others think. Is this the next tea party?"

Letter: Former Congressman Responds to Palin "Mama Grizzlies" Video

By Rick Pearcey • July 10, 2010, 12:50 PM

Bill Redmond, formerly a U.S. representative from New Mexico, replies to "Sarah Palin 'Mama Grizzlies' Video Neglects Vital Point":

Great comments. I warn pastors and other Christians who want to get involved that "getting involved" or "supporting 'our' conservative values" is not enough.  

I press them to understand the "basis" for their involvement. If it is not grounded in the Creator, it will be short lived.  

I have been passing out Schaeffer's Christian Manifesto to pastors, political leaders and others for more than 10 years. Unless they ground themselves in the foundational perspective, if they "act," it will be mostly for naught. Pastors are not aware that churches can be co-opted by left or right.

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Friday, July 9, 2010

My Black Dad & Obama

By Rick Pearcey • July 9, 2010, 03:11 PM

Black Tea Party patriot Lloyd Marcus faces the challenge of a pastor-father he loves -- "my Dad, my hero" -- and his father's "irrational support for a president whose agenda so radically goes against his Christian faith -- 'gay' marriage, abortion, the murderous partial-birth abortion, etc."

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sarah Palin "Mama Grizzlies" Video Neglects Vital Point

By Rick Pearcey • July 8, 2010, 02:18 PM

"A new video from Sarah Palin's political action committee invokes the power of 'common-sense conservative women' as she urges 'mama grizzlies' to let the nation hear them roar," reports Newsmax.

This video is well-crafted, inspiring, and strong in its appeal to women to stand up and resist the Washington-centric attack upon their "cubs."

But something vital is underemphasized. Only one image in this video gets to the heart of what really is at stake politically in this moment in history. "Mama Grizzlies" offers only brief footage in which we see a woman holding a sign that reads: "Moms Opposed to Mandates! Unconstitutional!"

This neglect is unfortunate. For the Constitution (as written) is at the center of the struggle today and where we must stand politically and culturally for freedom against a voracious regime. Furthermore, if you examine history, you see that the liberating balance between "form and freedom" (as Francis Schaeffer would describe it) expressed in the Constitution is rather uncommon sense.

The mistake of extremists such as Obama and the Democrats, and the mistake of double-minded Republicans, is at the crucial point of turning away from the Founders' liberating Constitutional vision protecting an American republic declared independent on the basis of real and verifiable information about the Creator, humanity, and the origin and basis of unalienable rights. This vision-for-freedom includes our responsibilities as citizens "created equal" to hold elected officials accountable and keep government within its proper sphere so that freedom is not devoured by federal bureaucrats "here to help."  

Yes, women should rise up, and are rising up, to protect their cubs. But on what basis are they to be motivated, and what content is true enough, and therefore strong enough, to carry them through the ups and downs of electoral politics, the ebb and flow of emotion, the rise and fall of energy to keep fighting the good fight? 

Palin, at times, has provided the more complete solution -- that of common sense Constitutional conservatism -- so that what is "conserved" is not just "tradition," the past, "the way we did it before," and so on.  

What especially needs to be "conserved" is the fire of revolution based on who we are in our enduring American identity as citizens of resistance and in our enduring human identity as creatures of resistance, both of which are expressed in the Declaration of Independence and in the U.S. Constitution.

Words matter. Even one word matters. Constitution is one of them. Words can be weapons of truth for freedom or tools of propaganda for manipulation and slavery. 

If "mama grizzlies" want to protect their cubs from a devouring out-of-control federal government that will attack again and again, the best defense is to rise up with Constitution in hand. The Constitution, and the vision for which it stands, is death to government tyranny.

Go for the jugular, mama grizzlies. Show the kids how it's done.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

In God We Trust . . . Right?

By Rick Pearcey • July 7, 2010, 08:12 AM

"Congress is being asked to go on record and show support for the national motto," reports OneNewsNow.

"Virginia Congressman Randy Forbes (R) has introduced H.Con.Res.274 to gain support for 'In God We Trust.'

"The American Family Association has issued an action alert, showing its support for the motion that calls for federal buildings, school facilities and other public places to display and affirm the national motto."


Saturday, July 3, 2010

What Is Extreme? Tea Party vs. Lindsey Graham

By Rick Pearcey • July 3, 2010, 11:09 AM

"We are not the extreme," says a South Carolina Tea Partier. "We are the voters."

Nice. But it misses the strategic point.

The strategic point is that what is "mainstream" and what is "extreme" is not decided by counting noses or by being a voter. Or a bunch of voters.

This question is decided by who stands in continuity with the definining mainstream of American dignity and liberty under God, as set forth in the Declaration and U.S. Constitution.

To the degree that a Lindsey Graham stands outside of that mainstream, to that degree he is an extremist.

In this sense you can wear a coat and tie, occupy high office, have a nice hair cut, speak in soft tones, count many noses in your support, and yet still be an extremist out of touch with who we are as Americans and out of touch with who we are as beings "created equal" and endowed by our Creator with "certain unalienable rights." 

As C-SPAN viewing indicates, sometimes the most insidious extremists are decked out in Brooks Brothers suits. 

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Pro-Life Activists Disrupt Jimmy Kimmel Show Taping

By Rick Pearcey • July 3, 2010, 09:43 AM

Activists with Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust "decided to disperse themselves throughout the audience, wait 20 minutes after taping had commenced, and then begin raising a ruckus." writes Jill Stanek at Newsbusters. More at YouTube.


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sen. Graham: Tea Party Movement Will Eventually "Die Out"

By Rick Pearcey • July 1, 2010, 11:26 PM

Clueless in Washington: "The problem with the Tea Party," says Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, "I think it’s just unsustainable because they can never come up with a coherent vision for governing the country. It will die out."

Mr. Graham couldn't be more wrong. And if he wants to reconnect with the Declarational and Constitutional mainstream of American thought and liberty -- which is what the Tea Party is reaching for -- he might want to avail himself of "How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War."

4th of July Freedom March

By Rick Pearcey • July 1, 2010, 08:08 AM

Here's an Exceptional American Idea:

At the conclusion of your local July 4th parade, stand up for the Constitution and march for freedom on your parade route.

Join the millions of Americans who believe in upholding our Constitution and the individual freedoms it guarantees, as intended by our founders. At the end of every parade across this great nation, show Washington that we stand for our Constitution.

Moms push your strollers, Dads pull your wagons, whether its just for one block or for the entire parade. For families, the July 4th Freedom March offers a teachable moment for children about how they can affect change, how our system works, and how our freedoms are cherished.

Show Your Patriotism and stand up for your Constitution on the day this country celebrates its liberty as a nation. Stand up for traditional American values, limited government and the freedoms it guarantees against the tyranny of socialism and communism, so we don't end up as the next Greece. And finally, please stand up and march for all those who have served this great country to keep you free.

Website: July 4th Freedom March 

Hat tip: Fox News

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Monday, June 28, 2010

"Lloyd Marcus for President!"

By Rick Pearcey • June 28, 2010, 01:35 PM

This black is black is black Tea Party dude is American, And He's Proud -- a total mystery, therefore, to the closed-down, formerly mainstream media as represented, for example, by CNN.

You see, in that radical pro-humane document called the Declaration of Independence, people are given a basis for emancipation from idols of the good, the bad, and the media (yep, even worshipping something good and God-given -- such as skin color -- can tear you apart, e.g., "black values," "white power").  

Instead, all of us, red and yellow, black and white, get to be human beings first, created in the image of God, and then we get to enjoy the diversity of this good creation in all its wonder.

But diversity without God is not our strength, it's our downfall, a demon let loose upon the land by a secularism that couldn't care less about the human being, seeing as how ultimately we're really just space junk, cosmic upchuck, complex bits of matter on a meaningless rock in a dying universe -- that is, if you believe the unquestioned dogma of the First Church of the Secular Humanist Anti-Gospel.

Far better to be a heretic for humanity, living in a community of resistance with our true Creator and our fellow man. One of our jobs is to "distract" the Heaven out of Obama and gang, the better to save them from themselves and us and our country from them.

If Lloyd Marcus ever does become president, he'll have the advantage of knowing who he is and why he's here. That puts him light-years ahead of the current uninformed occupant of the White House and his disciples in the press.  

If you're a free-thinking human being who embraces all of God's children and enjoy a litte tea now and then, "It's the Media, Stupid," by Lloyd Marcus at American Thinker, has a place at the table reserved just for you.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Accusation No. 39: Tea Party "Cynics" at the Polls

By Rick Pearcey • June 15, 2010, 07:36 AM

Don't look now, but cultured despisers of the Tea Party aren't just accusing Grandma and Uncle Fred of being angry, fascist, and racist. Why, they're "cynical," too.

But who, really, in America today is cynical? Jeffrey Folks at American Thinker takes a sincere look.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ashley Judd: No More Coal Mining on KY Mountain Tops

By Rick Pearcey • June 10, 2010, 04:01 PM

The Hollywood actress calls upon media to pledge their "journalistic integrity" to fight against "environmental genocide."

Video: Black Man Attacks at Tea Party Protest

By Rick Pearcey • June 10, 2010, 09:05 AM

The cursing "blame Bush" attacker seems to shove a woman, and clearly assaults a man identified as her husband, and then appears to drive away before police arrive. Video.

What are the chances that the formerly mainstream media will look into this?

More at 24th State.


Friday, June 4, 2010

Ayers, Dohrn Helped Organize "Peace" Flotilla

By Rick Pearcey • June 4, 2010, 08:36 AM

"It's not like these people don't have enough blood on their hands already," writes Rick Moran at American Thinker.


Thursday, June 3, 2010

WPost Exposes Environmentalist Ties to British Petroleum

By Rick Pearcey • June 3, 2010, 10:00 AM

Green Groups Loving Black Gold: "British Petroleum's (BP) reputation has been marred by the April oil rig explosion and subsequent oil spill which is still gushing more than 40 days later," writes Julia Seymour at Newsbusters.  

"But according to the Washington Post, the reputation of some left-wing environmental groups has also been polluted by the incident."


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Now Angry Union SEIU Targets Nina Easton

By Rick Pearcey • May 26, 2010, 02:07 PM

Mike Riggs writes at The Daily Caller:

Last week, Nina Easton, the Washington editor of Fortune, wrote a column about the SEIU and National People’s Action. The two progressive groups had sent roughly 500 protesters to Easton’s Chevy Chase neighborhood on May 16th to picket the front yard of Bank of America’s Greg Baer. Easton had just put her 2-year-old son down for a nap, and stepped outside to ask the protesters to quiet down. They didn’t. Easton wrote a column. And now she’s become the target of the SEIU and Media Matters for America.

Update: Nina Easton was just on "America Live," anchored by Megyn Kelly.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Obama Thugs Storm Private Home

By Rick Pearcey • May 24, 2010, 11:35 AM

Andrea Tantaros writes at FoxNews.com:

This past Sunday [May 16], in one of the most aggressive and offensive intimidation tactics to date, hundreds of members of the largest union -- the SEIU -- stormed the front yard of Bank of America deputy general counsel Greg Baer’s home. The angry mob had bullhorns, signs and even broke the law by trespassing to bully Baer’s teenage son, the only one home at the time, who locked himself in the bathroom out of fear.

"If you think the unions are working alone, think again," Tantaros writes.

"These protests, the ones storming Wall Street bank lobbies and now the private homes of bankers, are likely being carefully coordinated with the White House to increase their profile against the financial fat cats and help pass disgraced Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd’s financial regulatory bill," she writes.

"Remember, when the White House visitor records were finally made public, it was SEIU boss Andy Stern who was the most frequent guest."

In "What's Really Behind the SEIU's Bank of America Proests?," Nina Easton recalls that the intimidations of that Sunday were preceded by "a peaceful, sun-crisp afternoon" during which her toddler was "finally napping upstairs." And then, suddenly, "my front yard exploded with 500 screaming, placard-waving strangers on a mission to intimidate my neighbor, Greg Baer."

Baer, Easton continues, "is deputy general counsel for corporate law at Bank of America (BAC, Fortune 500), a senior executive based in Washington, D.C. And that -- in the minds of the organizers at the politically influential Service Employees International Union and a Chicago outfit called National Political Action -- makes his family fair game."

If Baer and his family can be targeted by allies of Barack Obama, who in America might be next? Who in principle in Barack Obama's America can count their families safe? 

If private homes and properties can be targeted by allies of the current regime, while police stand by and do nothing, who in America can escape the intimidations of community-organized anger, especially when bused-in "neighbors" have friends in "high places"?

What does this direct action ("get in your neighbor's face") tell us about the current regime occupying the White House in Washington, D.C.? Are we possibly witnessing the rise here in America of private armies and shirts brown and black that we know about in the not distant history of Germany and Italy? And how should America -- the mainstream of America as defined by the Declaration and Constitution -- respond? 


Friday, May 14, 2010

Extremism for High School Hoop Dreams Killer Nothing New

By Rick Pearcey • May 14, 2010, 07:16 AM

Extremist "Educator" Suzan Hebson Strikes Again: "The school official who nixed an Illinois girls high school basketball team trip to Arizona once supported a controversial program that required students to attend a 'freshman advisory' class where" so-called "gay upperclassmen shared stories of their high school experience with new students," reports Fox News

Here is a Facebook page calling for the firing of Hebson, who is the District 113 assistant superintendent in Highland Park, IL.

The Facebook page supplies the contact information below and asks concerned citizens to "keep the comments civil . . . please!"

District 113 Superintendent
George Fornero
District 113 Asst. Superintendent
Suzan Hebson
433 Vine Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035-2099
(224) 765-2000
shebson@dist113.org

No 9/11 Mosque!

By Rick Pearcey • May 14, 2010, 06:50 AM

Pamela Geller writes at Human Events:

The Community Board for New York City’s financial district last week unanimously approved the construction of a 13-story mosque and Islamic cultural center right across from Ground Zero. . . .

The very idea of building a mosque at Ground Zero is a manifestation of Islamic domination and expansionism. The location is no accident. Just as it was no accident that the Al-Aqsa Mosque was built on top of the Temple in Jerusalem.

And what about the Hagia Sophia, the ancient cathedral of the church of Constantinople, which was the grandest church in Christendom at the time it was built in the 6th century and for 1,000 years thereafter? It was converted to a mosque in 1453 when the Muslims conquered Constantinople. Now it is a museum, but Islamic prayers are allowed in it while Christian prayers are not. It is now, of course, the Aya Sofya mosque -- they didn’t change the name, just Islamified it.

"Free Americans are not taking this lying down," Geller concludes. "Stop Islamization of America, the new group I have started with bestselling author and Islam expert Robert Spencer, is planning a rallies at Ground Zero on D-Day, June 6, and again on September 10 to say: No 9/11 Mosque!"


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Video: "Bible Thumpin' Gun Totin' Capitalist Pig Owns This Joint"

By Rick Pearcey • April 27, 2010, 09:03 AM

Fox reports on a Jacksonville Beach, Fla., sub sandwich shop sign that is turning heads and bringing in customers. The owner is Ed Malin of Angie's Subs.

According to FoxNews radio:

Ed Malin, the owner of Angie’s Subs, was wondering where all of his money was going so he decided to do the math. After adding up the numbers, Ed discovered 65 percent of his income was going to pay taxes.

“That’s not America,” Ed told WJXT. “That’s not why I work 90 hours a week.”


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

We the Tea Partiers vs. the Dogs of Obama

By Rick Pearcey • April 21, 2010, 08:02 AM

The formerly mainstream media and the formerly mainstream Democrat Party are worried that uppity American citizens are not shutting up, sitting down, and otherwise allowing Barack Hussein Obama to impose his unconstitutional and anti-Declaration agenda upon their lives, their familes, and their futures.  

It's a tea party you see, and as every government school boy and girl knows, it's impolite to talk about freedom at tea parties.

Well, my friends, neighbors, and tea partiers, in "Who Let the Dogs Out?," Cindy Simpson at American Thinker spots enough hypocrisy among the formerly mainstreamers to feed an army of bloodhounds. She writes:  

Enough of the hypocritical attempts of the mainstream media and Democrats to muzzle the Tea Partiers and Republicans who openly reject this administration's policies.

Had a look a Obama's "million-mouthed dog" lately? That was the description given to David Plouffe's (Obama's campaign manager) "Organizing for America" creation in an Esquire feature last year.

In fact, human beings are not created to slavishly obey government or submit to the teleprompter techniques of political marketing programs.

Rather, our calling under God (see the Declaration of Independence, etc.)  is to speak out and otherwise resist the idolatry of government and the idolatry of pretend messiahs and their regressive, reactionary disciples in politics and media. 

And speaking of dogs and government, it may be time for "We the People" to remind the feds who is master and who is servant. Any government that does not sit, lie down, roll over, or heel at the command of "We the People," under God, is due for a little obdedience training.

Isn't that what Jefferson said? A little obedience training, now and then, is a good thing.


Friday, April 16, 2010

Tea Party Patriots "Recapture Spirit of America"

By Rick Pearcey • April 16, 2010, 11:15 AM

From Sacramento: "Thousands of tea partiers . . . flocked to the state capitol to 'recapture the spirit of America' -- and that protest was only one of nearly 800 in cities across the nation," Chelsea Schilling reports at WorldNetDaily.

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Tea Time Again

By Rick Pearcey • April 16, 2010, 07:09 AM

One day after overtaxed Americans finished settling up with an oppressive, unconstitutional, and greedy federal government, Robert Stacy McCain at American Spectator offers a terrific roundup article on the Tea Party movement, including this about a cab driver:

Nearly half of all American households don't even pay income tax, but one who does was driving a cab in D.C. yesterday. Shewagezaw Tilahun is also a small businessman who says he sometimes puts in 17-hour days between his job as a cab driver and working at the convenience store he owns. A native of Ethiopia and a Christian who keeps an Amharic-language Bible in his cab, Tilahun voted for Obama in 2008, but said he plans to vote Republican this year.

As he drove down 15th Street toward the rally at the Washington Monument, the cabbie praised America as the "land of opportunity" and stressed the importance of hard work and education. He asked about the purpose of the Tea Party rally. Told the movement is about economic freedom and defending the Constitution, Tilahun proclaimed, "I support this idea 101 percent."

He was too busy working to attend the rally, but the cabbie's message was as powerful as any spoken from the stage.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Resist! Walkout! Make the Pro-Homosex "Day of Silence" Financially Costly

By Rick Pearcey • April 15, 2010, 09:51 AM

Bill Bumpas reports at OneNewsNow:

Friday is the "Day of Silence" -- an annual event organized by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, encouraging students to remain silent all day at school to call attention to verbal physical abuse of homosexuals. However, pro-family organizations believe it's being used to indoctrinate kids and force a pro-homosexual agenda in schools. . . .

[I]n California, where students are already inundated with a pro-homosexual message, family advocacy groups are saying enough is enough. Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, is joining several family organizations across the country in urging parents to keep their children out of school on Friday.
 
"There are a handful of laws in California that already directly or indirectly promote these lifestyles to children, and this is just the tip of the iceberg," states Thomasson. "So the walkout is waking parents up who otherwise really were asleep on this issue."

According to Thomasson, "Every child that stays home on Friday in protest will take almost $100, in California at least, from the government school system in the form of ADA -- average daily attendance funds. . . . We think that's appropriate punishment for a school district that allows homosexual indoctrination of children."

4 Tactics From the Original Tea Partiers

By Rick Pearcey • April 15, 2010, 08:03 AM

Joel Miller at American Spectator offers four tactics from the original American freedom-fighters that could help win the battle for liberty here in the States yet again. 

Place these four tactics in the context of the Vision-for-Freedom set forth in "How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War," and you have the makings a successful "repeal and replace" not just of Obamacare tyranny but also of the anti-constitutional and anti-Declarational extremist philosophy that animates the anti-American animus of the alien regime currently occupying Capitol Hill.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Malkin: Alinsky's Avenging Angels -- Tea Party Saboteurs

By Rick Pearcey • April 14, 2010, 07:29 AM

In a column published at Human Events, Michelle Malkin writes:

One of the popular signs spotted at Tea Party protests across the country over the past year goes like this: "It doesn't matter what this sign says. You'll call it racism, anyway!" It's a pithy, perfect rejoinder to the fusillade of attacks that limited-government activists have weathered from their Democratic detractors and a hostile national media. Committed Alinsky-ites never let reality get in the way of a good Tea Party-bashing narrative.

The radical acolytes of Chicago's late left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky also understand the importance of manufacturing demons. "Before men can act," Alinsky preached, "an issue must be polarized. Men will act when they are convinced their cause is 100 percent on the side of the angels, and that the opposition are 100 percent on the side of the devil." This explains the left's relentless campaign to sabotage the anti-tax, anti-bailout movement from Day One.

"Alinsky's avenging angels have declared open warfare on April 15," Malkin concludes. "Will they be enabled again by 'mainstream journalists' who have turned their Tea Party reporting assignments into search-and-destroy missions? The signs point to yes."


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Bachmann: Media Falsely Portray Tea Partiers as "Toothless Hillbillies"

By Rick Pearcey • March 30, 2010, 02:08 PM

"Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) told CNSNews.com that the media are falsely portraying 'people who are in the Tea Party movement as toothless hillbillies, as rubes from the backwater, who don't know what they're talking about,'" reports Nicholas Ballasy at CNS. 

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

High Noon: Taxpayer March on Washington

By Rick Pearcey • March 20, 2010, 09:06 AM

At MichelleMalkin.com, this press release from PRNewswire:

An unprecedented coalition of grassroots and “tea party” groups is launching the final push before a possible vote by the House. Coming together under the auspices of the American Grassroots Coalition, various events held by different groups will be coordinated, including a noon rally at the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, a candlelight vigil and “virtual vigil” leading up to the vote.

More at MichelleMalkin.com.


Monday, February 22, 2010

Allen West, Jim DeMint, Marco Rubio: 3 Highlights From CPAC 2010

By Rick Pearcey • February 22, 2010, 09:01 AM

These three speeches make strategic points relative to the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and human freedom and dignity in America:

1) The speech by retired Army Lt. Col. Allen West, a candidate for Florida's 22nd congressional district

2) The speech (Part 1, Part 2) by Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina

3) The speech by Marco Rubio, who is running for a U.S. Senate seat in Florida


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tea Party Movement Untamed

By Rick Pearcey • February 17, 2010, 07:40 AM

"It appears that everyone and his brother is seeking to categorize, direct, and control the incredible, increasingly powerful phenomenon known as the Tea Party Movement," writes Lloyd Marcus at American Thinker.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Nation's Top Conservatives to Sign Philosophical Declaration of War Against Big Government

By Rick Pearcey • February 16, 2010, 07:56 AM

Fred Lucas reports at CNSNews.com:

The nation's top conservative leaders will gather Wednesday at Collingwood in Alexandria, Va. -- a property that was once the site of George Washington’s River Farm -- to sign a document organizers are calling the Mount Vernon Statement. It is designed to signal that a united and resurgent conservative movement is declaring philosophical war against the big government and moral relativism advanced by the nation’s liberal cultural, academic and political establishments.

The statement emphatically says no to the type of "change" pushed by political leaders who ignore the Constitution's limits on government power.

"In recent decades, America’s principles have been undermined and redefined in our culture, our universities and our politics," says an excerpt from the statement. "The self-evident truths of 1776 have been supplanted by the notion that no such truths exist. The federal government today ignores the limits of the Constitution, which is increasingly dismissed as obsolete and irrelevant." . . .

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Meatless Mondays to Fight Climate "Emergency"?

By Rick Pearcey • February 12, 2010, 04:21 PM

"Going green will not be optional in Cambridge, Mass., if the Cambridge Climate Congress [CCC] has its way," reports Joshua Rhett Miller at Fox News. "It will be mandatory." 

Among the proposals from the CCC: "There will be congestion pricing to reduce car travel. Curbside parking will be eliminated. There will be a carbon tax 'of some kind,' not to mention taxes on plastic and paper bags. And the Massachusetts city, home of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will advocate vegetarianism and veganism, complete with 'Meatless or Vegan Mondays'."


Friday, January 22, 2010

Billboard: Prepare for War -- Live Free or Die

By Rick Pearcey • January 22, 2010, 01:40 PM

On Facebook is a photo of a billboard with the following content:

A citizens guide to REVOLUTION of a corrupt government.

1. Starve the Beast, keep your money.

2. Vote out incumbents.

3. If steps 1 & 2 fail?

PREPARE FOR WAR - LIVE FREE OR DIE


Thursday, December 31, 2009

Official: Liberals Use "Totally Bogus Story" Against Tea Party Express

By Rick Pearcey • December 31, 2009, 07:56 AM

Robert Stacy McCain writes at American Spectator:

During my trip to Orlando last month, I had the opportunity to meet Sal Russo, an alumnus of the Reagan campaign team who helped organize the Tea Party Express tour.

So when the liberal blog TPM portrayed the involvement of Russo's firm in the Tea Party movement as scandalous, I blogged in Russo's defense.

Today I received this e-mail from Joe Wierzbicki of the Tea Party Express organization . . .


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Person of the Year

By Rick Pearcey • December 30, 2009, 08:07 AM

"The tea-party participant -- the individual who is frustrated America's leaders don't seem to want to 'preserve and protect' the republic and gives up his or her own time, talents and money to warn elected leaders to choose the straight and narrow -- has been selected by WorldNetDaily editors as WND's 2009 'Person of the Year'," writes Bob Unruh at WorldNetDaily.


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Conservatives Alarmed by "Gay" Sponsorship of CPAC

By Rick Pearcey • December 23, 2009, 10:26 AM

"A campaign is being assembled to demand that the American Conservative Union, whose annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington draws the biggest names of the movement, reject a sponsorship from a homosexual activist group," reports WorldNetDaily.

"CPAC's tenuous 'Big Tent' could collapse altogether as social conservatives led by Liberty Counsel's Matt Barber threaten to launch a boycott of the conference . . . unless CPAC drops a homosexual activist group, GOProud, as a co-sponsor," WND quotes Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality as saying.


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Red State: We Are No Longer a Nation of Laws

By Rick Pearcey • December 22, 2009, 09:21 AM

How Is This Constitutional? Harry Reid's Democrat-controlled Senate "Sets Up Requirement for Super-Majority to Ever Repeal Obamacare," alerts Erick Erickson at Red State.

Erickson recommends a solution that recalls the mainstream of the American experiment:

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

"This, Ladies and Gentlemen, is one of those causes," Erickson concludes. "When the men and women who run this nation, which is supposedly a nation of laws not men, choose to ignore the laws and bribe the men, the people cannot be blamed for wanting to dissolve political bands connecting them to that government."

Buchanan: "Evil Monger" Tea Partiers America's Last Best Hope?

By Rick Pearcey • December 22, 2009, 08:40 AM

"The West is disappearing into a New World Order," writes Pat Buchanan, "and against globalism, the tea-party folks may represent our last best hope."

Pro-Family Ultimatum Issued to CPAC 2010

By Rick Pearcey • December 22, 2009, 07:41 AM

"A pro-family leader says organizers of the Conservative Political Action Conference are engaging in 'moral surrender' by allowing a Republican homosexual activist group to co-sponsor the prestigious event," reports OneNewsNow.

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Pro-Life Counselor Says Police Officer Pulled Gun on Her

By Rick Pearcey • December 21, 2009, 08:02 AM

"Rachelle Crile, 31, of Naperville was offering pro-life literature on a frigid day outside the Aurora, Illinois, Planned Parenthood clinic when she saw a car parked nearby occupied by two passengers," reports OneNewsNow. "She walked around the front of the car and approached the driver's side holding pro-life literature."
 
"That's when I saw him lift a gun up toward me," OneNewsNow quotes her as saying. "I kind of stood there for a second in shock looking at it. I picked up my hands, like, 'okay, I get the message'."


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Homosexual Houston Mayor Fallout

By Rick Pearcey • December 15, 2009, 08:49 AM

Dave Welch writes at WorldNetDaily:

I would like to take a point of personal privilege (to use parliamentary terms) and address the pastors of Houston, of Texas and of the nation on what happened last Saturday in our runoff election for mayor and several city council positions. . . . I will let the victor speak for herself on the nature of the outcome:

"This election has changed the world for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community. . . . just as it is about transforming the lives of all Houstonians for the better."

So stated Annise Parker, lesbian mayor-elect of Houston, Texas, after 54 percent of the 16 percent of voters who cared enough to show up declared that her private moral life and radical agenda to redefine family was irrelevant. Eighty-four percent didn't care enough.

Here's part of the problem, as Welch sees it: "Liberals have mastered the art of building a farm team and winning by starting at the bottom and running to the top. Conservatives notoriously have the 'King Complex' that municipal districts, school boards and city councils are below us, and start at the top without either experience or political capital."

Do we see a "King Complex" among Christians? That this may be the case, to some degree, seems evident if we simply replace the word King with the word Celebrity.

If I were the Devil, I could think of few better strategies than to get Christians to put just about all of their eggs into a few celebrity baskets. A few big names, a few big organizations, with lots of well-meaning people sending in their checks because:

* Big Name so and so has access to the White House -- But maybe that explains why we heard little to nothing about the growth of un-Constitutional government, spending, etc., from the "spiritual" giant of the hour, during that President's administration. You see, that kind of Biblical critique on behalf of limited government might cut down on White House access and hurt a PR fundraising machine that really needs "I was talking with the President the other day . . ." Sometimes, it seems, "speaking truth to power" works best when directed toward targets of great fundraising opportunity.

* Big Name so and so is a great worldview thinker/writer -- But then, it turns out, he, she, or the machine is rather dependent upon ghostwriters, researchers, radio script writers, column writers -- "authoring" work that becomes "his" after the "name" inserts a few well-placed phrases into the text or simply asserts ownership of other people's ideas (You're On Staff!). In such a system it is often imperative to keep staff harried and busy -- and well-paid, if at all possible -- lest they begin to think about the deceptiveness of what they're doing and consider how the Lordship of Christ might apply even to methods of ministry.

* Big Name says, "It's not about me" -- This is the He's-So-Smart-and-Humble Factor, which as Karl Rove and Vince Flynn in one of his Mitch Rapp novels note means it precisely is about the person in question. The energy, the PR, the image, the fundraising, the website, the biography, the praise from others, etc., etc., in some organizations seem absolutely to be "all about" the Big Name. A name sometimes created through ghosted columns and books, etc., creating alliances aka fiefdoms to mutually support and guard eachothers' backs, and so on. But behind the scenes running over people who truly speak against a secularism that all too often has co-opted much of the good that many well-meaning regular people hope to accomplish.

These are just a few observations based on our experience before and during our time here in the Washington, D.C., area.

My hope: Help protect those who follow -- many of whom care deeply about worldview and political engagement -- from being fed into a religious machine. And maybe to save you 10 or 20 years of energy poured into an activism of questionable strategic and spiritual value, if verifiable Scripture is your guide and if you appreciate the centrality of applying the liberating Lordship of Christ across the whole of life, including political life and including one's methods of ministry in the midst of cultural engagement.

This seems key: Just as politics is downstream from culture, culture in general is downstream from Chrisitan culture in particular. And to the degree that Christian culture or ministry might be darkened by "aping the world" (as Francis Schaeffer so emphasized), to that degree we perhaps should not be surprised at the darkness around us. Perhaps we -- you and I and our methods of  ministry -- are part of the darkness.

But if that is true, there is hope. We know where to begin in the humanity of truly loving our neighbor. We begin by looking in the mirror. If we can deal honestly with that, then maybe the culture and the politics will begin to line up as well.

That may seem like a long way to fix Houston, but it's the shortest route I know of.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Laura Ingraham: Code Red Rally Dec. 15, U.S. Capitol

By Rick Pearcey • December 9, 2009, 10:59 AM

A Call to Resist -- Radio talk show host Laura Ingraham holds forth:

It's time we all stop pretending that what is happening with this Obamacare debate is about "helping the uninsured" or "fixing the healthcare system" or "giving the people what they want."

It's about none of those things.

It's about amassing as much power in a central government as humanly possible. It's about wealth redistribution. It's social engineering at its absolute worst.

The American people must take this political system back from those who have hijacked it in one of the most abhorrent power grabs that we the voters have ever seen.

It's the holiday season so the Democrats are counting on you to be otherwise occupied and too busy to stand against their massive expansion of government.

Let them underestimate us again just as they did last summer.

Let these unrepresentative politicians proceed with their legislative chicanery and self-righteous grandstanding.

We can expose them and confront them in the classic American spirit -- a public gathering on their doorstep.

On December 15th at 1 pm, we will remind Pelosi, Reid, Schumer et al. that they work for us and not the other way around. We will demand that they follow the will of the people, not dismiss and degrade it by putting future generations into a deficit dungeon.

We will put every politician who supports this travesty on notice: enjoy your remaining time in the U.S. Capitol because we're coming for your seat.

My view: Given that the historic Christmas in verifiable space and time is an act of resistance against evil and tyranny in all its forms -- stemming from the central problem of man's ethical alienation, by choice, from a life of community with our true Creator -- the Christmas season seems a fitting occasion to resist the political-cultural spirit of tyranny today, expressed with special force in the rise of a president and a political party that is even now undermining constitutional government in the name of all sorts of gifts from an overweening federal government, among them, socialized healthcare. 

So along with giving our kids their two front teeth for Christmas, maybe it's a good idea to give them their freedom back as well.

Now that would be a big Christmas. Let's talk about it December 15. All of this gift-giving could make for an intriguing New Year. 

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Merry "Neutrality"! -- No Christmas Trees in Copenhagen

By Rick Pearcey • December 7, 2009, 06:12 AM

"As delegates from 192 countries kick off the United Nations global climate gathering in Copenhagen on Monday, CNSNews.com offers some angles that are unlikely to make mainstream media headlines."


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Abortion a "God-Given Right," Says Liberal Leader

By Rick Pearcey • December 3, 2009, 08:23 AM

Abortion Uber Alles: "Rev. Carlton Veazy, president and CEO of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, told a small crowd of pro-abortion protesters that women have a 'God-given right' to abortion and that opposition from pro-life congressmen and religious leaders would never take it away," reports CNSNews.com.

So that's what George Washington & Co. fought for: The "right" of mothers to choose to kill their babies. Replace the tryanny of an English king with the death sentence of a Colonial mom.

This is a reminder that false "Gods" abound, and religion can be evil. "Test everything," says the Book of Resistance.

Against such inhumanity and evil, a people of freedom and dignity, independent in community with our true Creator, revolt.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Mark Levin Supports Medal of Honor Winner, 90, Ordered to Remove Flagpole

By Rick Pearcey • December 2, 2009, 06:51 PM

"Col. Van T. Barfoot, a local Medal of Honor winner, is under the gun from his Henrico County community's homeowner association," reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

"In a five-paragraph letter to Barfoot that he received yesterday, Barfoot is being ordered to remove a flagpole from his yard. The decorated veteran of three wars, now 90 years old, raises the American flag every morning on the pole, then lowers and folds the flag at dusk each day in a three-corner military fashion," reports Bill McKelway of the Times-Dispatch.

"In a priority mail letter, the Coates & Davenport law firm in Richmond is ordering Barfoot to remove the pole by 5 p.m. Friday or face 'legal action being brought to enforce the Covenants and Restrictions against you.' The letter states that Barfoot will be subject to paying all legal fees and costs in any successful legal proceeding pursued by the homeowner association's board."

Radio talk show host Mark Levin said on today's program that he is not going to stand by while a Medal of Honor winner is being attacked by these "legal vultures." Levin said on air that the show tried to contact the law firm but was unable to reach anyone. Col. Barfoot lives in the "Sussex Square community in far western Henrico," according to the Times-Dispatch.

Hat tip: Mark Levin radio show


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Atheist Group Takes "Godless Holiday" Campaign Nationwide

By Rick Pearcey • December 1, 2009, 07:05 AM

"The American Humanist Association is expanding its 'Godless Holiday' advertising campaign to five major American cities this Christmas -- taking its message of a holiday season without religion nationwide for the first time," reports CNSNews.com.

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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." 

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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.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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.


Saturday, November 21, 2009

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. 

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

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.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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.


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."

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."


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

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. 


Saturday, November 7, 2009

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?"'


Friday, November 6, 2009

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.

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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."

"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

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.

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.

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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."

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


Saturday, October 31, 2009

WPost: ACORN Video Creates New Conservative Star

By Rick Pearcey • October 31, 2009, 10:35 AM

Or Maybe 3: James O'Keefe, Hannah Giles, and Andrew Breitbart, who, says the Post, "may be the biggest winner." 


Friday, October 30, 2009

"K Street Whore" Congressman Alan Grayson Gets "Nuts" Website

By Rick Pearcey • October 30, 2009, 04:30 PM

Take My Congressman, Please: "A group of angry Florida voters has launched the Web site MyCongressmanIsNuts.com in a drive to oust Democrat Rep. Alan Grayson, the outspoken congressman who grabbed national headlines earlier this month by calling an adviser to the Fed chairman a 'K Street whore'," reports the Washington Times.


Thursday, October 29, 2009

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

By Rick Pearcey • October 29, 2009, 10:03 AM

But Trevor Keezer Is Not Backing Down: According to Fox News, Home Depot says wearing the pin violated company policy. In that case, Home Depot needs a policy adjustment. Big time.

Otherwise, milions of Americans who are unashamed of the Creator, unashamed of the facts of our Founding as a nation under God, unashamed of a Pledge of Allegiance that declares, "One Nation Under God," may decide as an act of stewardship to take what's left of their hard-earned paychecks and spend them elsewhere.

This is not about a private religion, subjective values, psychological "faith," or relativistic company policy.

This is about freedom under the fact of a knowable, verifiable, and rational Creator who has endowed human beings, created in His image, with "certain unalienable rights." 

That's the mainstream of American exceptionalism.

Home Depot may have just declared itself outside of that mainstream of liberty and freedom. And that, my friends, is an extreme position against who we are as a nation "conceived in liberty" by the Creator of liberty.  

Instead of being fired, Trevor Keezer ought to be promoted. He can take the job of the unfortunate person who decided "Under God" is bad for Home Depot. 

So what is it, Home Depot? When it comes to affirming who we are as Americans: Are you in, or are you out?

NY23: Reinforcements Rally to Hoffman

By Rick Pearcey • October 29, 2009, 07:40 AM

From Erick the Redstate: "15 prominent conservative leaders are out today joining RedState in making NY-23’s race between Doug Hoffman and the two leftists running against him a hill to die on for the conservative movement."

The Usual Suspects: "Everyone from Ed Meese to Al Regnery to Tom Winter and Tony Perkins signed a letter from the National Conservative Campaign Fund (PDF) urging conservatives to rally to Hoffman over Scozzafava," says Erick.

Not Standing Up: Huckabee and Romney.

What's Needed? A Politics of Conviction, Declaration, Constitution.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wanted: Politics of Conviction, Declaration, Constitution

By Rick Pearcey • October 28, 2009, 12:30 PM

In response to "Rush Limbaugh Livid: GOP Has Death Wish" comes this set of comments from Facebook. The GOP might want to listen in.

* Kita: "I say let the current GOP die and a new improved REAL GOP take its place."

* Roy: "I am thoroughly disgusted and dissafected by both major political parties. Neither really represents the interests of the people, just their OWN best interests. I think that Ronald Regan was probably the last TRUE republican."

* Wayne: "Instead of a GOP (Grand Old Party), how about a GNP (Great New Party)?"

* Rick Pearcey: "As far as I can tell, neither party does anything close to what the Founders did: Articulate and practice a politics of conviction rooted in the Declaration (as written) and Constitution (as written).

"Without such a principial foundation the slide slower (GOP) or faster (Democrats) into Washington-centric slavery, the first-fruits of which we already taste, will continue apace against inadequate, ill-prepared opposition.

"America awaits the arrival of at least one political party that will assert itself clearly and courageously as a voice of humane, Declarational, and Constitutional resistance to the current, ongoing collapse of freedom."

Here is my page on Facebook. Read "Rush Limbaugh Livid" here.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Death to Wimpy Pastors

By Rick Pearcey • October 27, 2009, 10:26 AM

When it comes to applying what clearly are the fact-based truth-claims of the Creator to the whole of life, including public life and political life, many, many pastors are simply AWOL, says Dave Welch in "Where Are All the Godly Men?" at WorldNetDaily. Welch is founder of the U.S. Pastor Council.

The wimpy "nice" pastor who nevertheless does not lead needs to become a thing of the past, replaced by those who are fully engaged in being salt and light here and now. Unless, as Welch observes, you don't mind putting up with a "church and country" that are in "spiritual, moral, cultural and political disarray."

Read "Where Are All the Godly Men?," by Dave Welch.


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Zonation: Putting Juan Williams on the Back of the Porch -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • October 24, 2009, 05:29 PM

Watch, listen, laugh, learn, share. AlfonZo Rachel does it again. Here.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Evangelicals and Immigration: Following the National Council of Churches?

By Rick Pearcey • October 21, 2009, 06:46 AM

"The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) has adopted a new pro-liberalized immigration stance that is creating ripples among its conservative membership," writes Mark Tooley at American Spectator.

"Although NAE had touted its board's supposedly unanimous backing, at least one prominent NAE member, the Salvation Army, has apparently already disavowed it."

What's going on? The AmSpec kicker puts it like this: "The National Association of Evangelicals moves in the direction of the National Council of Churches."

Members of the Presbyterian Church in America may want to take note:

Another prominent NAE member, the 340,00 member Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), issued a statement, more defensively, but also asserting that NAE does not speak for member churches. "The NAE Immigration Resolution of 2009 has not become the PCA position on immigration," insisted PCA Stated Clerk Roy Taylor, who also chairs the NAE's board. But he still affirmed his own support for it: "The NAE Immigration Resolution of 2009, in my view, is a biblically-based, theologically reflective, carefully balanced, concise document."

In his conclusion, Tooley notes that the National Council of Churches (NCC) "became mostly irrelevant when its Mainline Protestant voices stopped speaking for its churches and started speaking 'prophetically' to them. Similarly, the NCC moved beyond issues of Christian consensus to adopt more morally ambiguous, and ostensibly more fashionable, political causes du jour. This sad history should be familiar to evangelicals. But the NAE seems determined to repeat what has already been tried and failed."


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Extremists Fear Resistance

By Rick Pearcey • October 20, 2009, 11:32 AM

To prevent the rise of dictatorship, a group called "Oath Keepers" says it is willing to revolt, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Down a few paragraphs into the story is this: "In a July report titled Return of the Militias, the Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center singled out Oath Keepers as 'a particularly worrisome example of the Patriot revival.'"

Now, Oath Keepers is new to my radar screen. And while they may be "worrisome" to the Southern Poverty Law Center, let me suggest one thing: 

A willingness to revolt against un-Constitutional, anti-Declarational tryanny that seeks to elevate the state above the Creator who endows humanity with "certain unalienable rights" is at the heart of the American mainstream.

Our nation was birthed in opposition to such hubris, audacity, and tyranny. We spilled blood of family and friend against the inhumanity of slavery in the War Between the States. And the 20th century is a chronicle of American efforts in blood and treasure to overcome the forces of secular statism in Fascist Europe and Communism in the USSR. No perfection, but a willingness to pay a price in defense of freedom.

So who, really, are the "extremists"? Who really is outside of the American mainstream?

Clearly, the extremists are not those who resist. Or who are willing to rebel.

Rather, the extremists are those who coward themselves before tyranny, who bow before raw power, who sellout before secular power-mongers, and who expect a dignified people created in the image of God to equally supine themselves as well.

As surely as there is an America Declared in liberty and Constituted under God, that's not going to happen.

This is not to endorse an organization. It is to endorse who we are as Americans, and who we are as free creations of God with "certain unalienable rights."

This should be of little concern to anyone. Besides tyrants and tyrant-wannabes, that is. 

Read the story in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.


Monday, October 19, 2009

The Unrighteous Brothers: Jackson, Sharpton and the Lucrative Business of Racism

By Rick Pearcey • October 19, 2009, 08:19 AM

Bob Weir writes at American Thinker:

This latest imbroglio about Rush Limbaugh being ineligible to buy an NFL franchise, because of a couple of alleged racial comments he made over the span of his many decades on the radio, stands out as one of the phoniest canards ever foisted upon the American public.

The irony behind the spurious charge is that they come from two of the most incendiary provocateurs in the race-baiting business. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, who give themselves the ludicrous title of Reverend, have the unmitigated gall to proclaim that Limbaugh is a polarizing figure in the country. 

This from a couple of race hustlers who have been living large for decades with no visible means of support except for the "donations" the received from the corporations they've threatened with not so subtle methods of extortion.

More . . .

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Ben Stein: America's Cross -- The ACLU at It Again

By Rick Pearcey • October 19, 2009, 07:55 AM

The secularist ACLU is "suing to take down a cross on a huge public swath of desert in Southern California," writes Ben Stein at American Spectator.  Stein offers a few reasons the cross should stay.

To his reasons, let us add this: Nothing in the Declaration, the U.S. Constitution, nor the Bill of Rights forbids it. What is forbidden in the 1st Amendment is that Congress should make a law in this regard.

The atttempt to impose atheism and secularism upon American society represents a profound, ongoing Constitutional crisis and constitutes a threat to every individual inside our borders.

A free, dignified, and creative people under God, endowed by our Creator with "certain unalienable rights," would do well to rise up and throw off the shackles of this imposition.

Helping the oppressed citizens of the United States break free of this statist addiction to the pretend "God" substitute of the federal government -- exemplified by the negative spirituality of the Obama administration but also so easily given into by squishy Republicans -- is a surefire way to demonstrate respect for our true Creator, not to mention love of neighbor.

The alternative is tyranny, and that's not an alternative.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

"Safe Schools" Chief Was Member of Radical Act Up

By Rick Pearcey • October 16, 2009, 09:30 AM

WorldNetDaily reports:

The man chosen by the Obama administration to head the Department of Education's Office of Safe Schools was an activist with the radical pro-homosexual organization Act Up, known for its aggressive badgering of those who don't support the homosexual lifestyle, according to a new report.

Mass Resistance, a pro-family organization in Massachusetts that has battled over homosexual agenda points there, has posted online a report and video documenting Kevin Jennings' participation in the extremist organization.

The video shows Jeff Davis, Jennings' "partner," addressing a banquet and saying of Jennings, "He was a member of Act Up. Act Up! So it's like -- you know -- here's a big gay activist. BIG gay activist!."

Here's the video.

Read the rest of "'Safe Schools' Chief Was Member of Radical Act Up" at WorldNetDaily.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Scientists Rebut Claim That Man Causes Global Warming

By Rick Pearcey • October 12, 2009, 09:01 AM

"As the world focused on President Barack Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a small group of determined scientists gathered in a Senate office building to present evidence backing their claim that climate change is caused not by man but by nature, and that carbon dioxide is not a pollutant but the hope for a greener planet," reports CNSNews.com.


Saturday, October 10, 2009

"Honk If You Won a Nobel Peace Prize!"

By Rick Pearcey • October 10, 2009, 09:51 AM

How long before this is a bumper sticker?


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Impeach Obama

By Rick Pearcey • October 8, 2009, 06:36 AM

Bob Unruh reports at WorldNetDaily:

A political activist who was behind the famous Willie Horton advertisement that left Gov. Michael Dukakis' candidacy for president floundering and was among the first to sound the alarm on the need for Bill Clinton's impeachment says the United States is collapsing around its citizens right now, but there is a defense.

"Make no mistake. We're now in the middle of a bloodless coup – the takeover of an entire nation by the hate-America crowd – a cold-blooded gang that despises America's prosperity, our standing in the world, our trust in God and our generosity and goodness," says political activist Floyd Brown in a column in WND

His suggested defense is nothing more or less than a strike at the emperor, plans which are detailed on the new Impeach Obama Campaign website.

More . . .

Twisted Sister: For Language-Abuser Kevin Jennings, "Safe Schools" Means Pro-Homosexual-Propaganda Schools

By Rick Pearcey • October 8, 2009, 05:50 AM

Troy Silva writes at American Thinker:

Kevin Jennings is Safe School Czar not by some vetting breakdown.

He was an official in the Obama Campaign as it Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual fund-raising co-chair. For twenty years until 2008, Jennings succeeded on a massive scale at pro-homosexual propagandizing of school children. 

His adeptness and accomplishment at semantic deception are extraordinary.

More . . .

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Audio: Obama "Safe Schools" Czar Criticizes Schools for Promoting Heterosexuality

By Rick Pearcey • October 7, 2009, 11:54 AM

From Breitbart TV: "Kids are being aggressively recruited to become heterosexuals in this country."

According to an editor's note at Breitbart, this "uncovered" audio is from "the speech Kevin Jennings gave at a GLSEN event in Iowa in 2000."

GLSEN refers to the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network (see its support for the "Safe Schools Improvement Act").

The animosity of the Obama administration for the societal norms and content of the Declaration and the Constitution -- and the Judeo-Christian worldview upon which these documents rest philosophically -- continues to reveal itself in all the pastel colors of the liberal, secularist, homosexualist rainbow.

Free-thinking human beings who question authority, group think, and the creation of pseudo-rights on the basis of marketing campaigns (e.g., homosexual "rights"), to be imposed by neo-pagan secular elites, rebel.

Kevin Jennings needs to step down, the federal goverment needs to get out of the thoughtcamp business (public "schools"), and any U.S. president worthy of that Constitutional office needs to reform government on the basis of the Constitution (as written), or resign. 

Otherwise, as Americans, we revolt.

Otherwise, as human beings endowed by our Creator with "certain unalienable rights," we revolt.

America lives in a dangerous world growing more dangerous with every passing day. We cannot afford sickness within the body politic.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Planned Parenthood Holds Fundraiser at Museum Featuring "Sex Lives of Robots"

By Rick Pearcey • October 6, 2009, 12:31 PM

"Planned Parenthood of New York chose the Museum of Sex for the second year in a row as the venue for its annual 'Summer, Sex and Spirits' fundraiser," reports Penny Starr at CNSNews.com.
 
"In July, the Planned Parenthood affiliate held a 'party/benefit' at the museum, which featured exhibits at the time of the event such as 'Sex Life of Robots,' 'Sex Machines,' and a photo display documenting the 'Oscars of Porn,' Starr writes.


Monday, October 5, 2009

Obama to Address Homosexual "Rights" Group

By Rick Pearcey • October 5, 2009, 11:25 PM

"President Obama on Monday sidestepped calls for his participation in a national march on Washington for gay rights by opting instead to give the keynote address at a dinner for the major gay rights advocacy group, Human Rights Campaign, on the eve of the event," reports the Washington Times.

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

We Revolt: Community Cheers Cheerleaders for Jesus

By Rick Pearcey • October 3, 2009, 11:30 AM

OneNewsNow reports:

Friday night highschool football in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, took a backseat to a battle of another sort in the bleachers and on the sidelines.

Since 9-11 the Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe Warrior's cheerleaders have been using scripture verses on the banners that the football team bursts through at the beginning of each game. However, that tradition has been banned by school authorities who fear a hefty lawsuit if they allow the practice to continue. Officials nixed the banners after receiving a complaint from one individual who claims she was offended by the verses. (cheerleaders perform for local news video)

In a surprising turn of events, community members have showed their overwhelming support for the cheerleaders who have since become media celebrities. A local youth pastor, Brad Scott, started a facebook page in their support and organized a rally at a local Chick-fil-a. That rally had to be moved when more than 1,100 supporters showed up. Now in another overwhelming show of support, members of the community showed up to Friday nights football game to cheer the cheerleaders.

Here's the high school website.

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Send Media a Pink Slip

By Rick Pearcey • October 1, 2009, 07:06 AM

WorldNetDaily is reporting that in a mere 6 days, 1.5 millions "pink slips" have been sent to Congress:

Seven days ago, it was just an idea to get the attention of Congress.

Now, the "Send Congress a Pink Slip" campaign is being called an "unprecedented success" and a historic grass-roots lobbying effort.

So far, after just six days, 1.5 million "pink slips" -- individually addressed notices to each member of the House and Senate, complete with sender's name and return address -- are on their way to the Capitol by Fed Ex courier letting every member of Congress know there's discontent back on the home front.

The "pink slips" specifically warn that senders will oppose in the next election any member of Congress who votes for more spending, intrusive legislation that restricts personal freedom and more big government programs.

Let us add: Not only should "pink slip senders" oppose those who vote for more spending, etc., I recommend that these activists seek and support replacement candidates who, as a matter of unshakeable philosophic conviction, political principle, and sacred honor will legislate on the basis of the norms and content -- as written -- of the Declaration, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

"The 'pink slips" campaign is a real phenomenon," writes WND editor Joseph Farah at Twitter. He wonders "how long it will take the rest of the media to notice." 

My question is this: How about a similar campaign for "the rest of the media" -- that is, for the "collaborationist media," often called the "state-run media" by the likes of Rush Limbaugh?

A slavish press given over to ideological passions needs to see the pink slip. It is guilty of betraying its calling as journalists to report honestly, fairly, and factually. And the American people in record numbers are turning away from propaganda mills formerly knows as news networks.

But the answer is not to replace it with a press given over to any political party. What is needed is a liberated press -- a press emancipated by a commitment to follow the facts and evidence wherever they might lead. If you are a journalist who cannot resist peer pressure or political passions -- or who cannot see or does not respect the difference between reporting and activism -- you are in the wrong business, my friend.

What's curious is that a journalistic commitment to objectivity is consistent with a commitment to the ideals of the Founders -- to a civilizational high point conceived in liberty under a knowable and verifiable God (this is the biblical mentality, by the way), where all human beings are created equal and every human being is endowed by the Creator with "certain unalienable rights."

The worldview that gives a reality-oriented basis for human freedom is also the worldview that gives a basis for fact and objectivity in human reporting (and modern science, by the way). This is no accident. It's part of the informational and incarnational key given by the Creator to help unpack the nobility and wonder of the human being in a salvific resistance against sin, death, decay, and every form of tryanny.

Read the story from WorldNetDaily.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

2010 "Great American Conservative Women" Calendar

By Rick Pearcey • September 30, 2009, 08:25 AM

A fun project from the Claire Booth Luce Policy Institute. Here's the calendar. More here.

I can think of an additional woman extremely well-suited for such a calendar -- though, as most true conservatives are, she's quite radically human, free-thinking, and Declarational.

The one and only . . .


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Pathetic Preaching Damages National Security

By Rick Pearcey • September 29, 2009, 08:50 PM

Dave Welch, founder of the U.S. Pastor Council, writes at WorldNetDaily:

One of the country's most articulate and credible voices on the threat of radical Islam within our borders stated last week that it is the greatest threat to our nation today beyond any other domestic issues we are addressing. In the strictly national security and geopolitical contexts, this person was right. As she stated, government takeover of health care and other industries are not a concern to those who are dead.

I'll have to admit, however, that my spirit rejected the notion that radical Islam is THE greatest threat to America any more than it was when Muhammad's hordes were sweeping on horseback through northern Africa, the Middle East and into western Europe a millennia ago. Imperialist Islam has been defeated and contained before and certainly can be again.

The question is whether there are as many Christians left in America willing to live and die for our faith, families and freedom as there are orthodox Muslims willing to kill and die for theirs.

The pathetic preaching that has created a generation of shallow, self-focused professing followers of Jesus Christ has done far more damage to our national security than any conspiracies of men of any religion or no religion, any race and any creed could do.

More . . .

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Video: Community Organizers Appear to "Pray" to Obama for Deliverance

By Rick Pearcey • September 29, 2009, 11:42 AM

Breitbart TV has this video of community organizers apparently praying to Barack Obama: "Hear Our Cry, Obama . . . Deliver Us, Obama . . ." But is this what they are saying? See update below.

Update -- See the following "Editor's Note" from Breitbart:

We've updated this post with the longer version of the original event. As you'll see in the comments and related links there is a debate over what is actually being said. Does the crowd say, "Hear our cry, Obama" and "Deliver us Obama?" Or are they saying "Oh God?" In the longer version the first two repetitions seem to have a distinct "uh" sound at the end that resonates as "Obama." The later repetitions are a little fuzzier. Did some of the religious leaders present become uneasy? Or was there a mix of what was being said? Read some of the blogger analysis below. What do you think?

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Pastors Defy IRS Ban on Political Sermons

By Rick Pearcey • September 29, 2009, 11:18 AM

"A Christian advocacy group says about 80 pastors have preached partisan political sermons -- daring the Internal Revenue Service to revoke their churches' tax exempt status," reports AP.

Few actions seem more timely, more humane, more liberating, more biblical -- and more patriotic today -- than Americans questioning authority and defying government when it violates the Constitution, shreds the Declaration, and sets itself up as the Creator and source of human rights, including the right of free speech. 

And later on -- O Defiant Ones -- when your educated, free, creative, and responsible kids and grandkids full of life and humanity under God ask what you did in the war, you'll have something to say. The blessings of the fathers will be visited upon the children.   

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Herman Cain: Get Off the Couch or Socialism

By Rick Pearcey • September 28, 2009, 11:02 AM

"There's an old saying that there are three kinds of people in the world," writes Herman Cain, whose radio talk show is based in Altanta.

"There are people who make things happen, people who watch things happen and people who ask what happened. The latter group will wake up in the not-too-distant future and ask what happen to the United States of America if they just sit there."

Website: The New Herman Cain Show

Planned Parenthood Centers Closing in Indiana

By Rick Pearcey • September 28, 2009, 10:29 AM

"Several Indiana Planned Parenthood clinics are shutting down after losing state funds," reports OneNewsNow.

Exellent move. No entity that preaches, performs, or enables the convenient destruction of preborn human beings endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, including the right to life, ought to receive any financial support whatsoever.

This stand for humanness against barbarism is rooted in simple biology, practical compassion, and the mobilization of moral fact against hard, hard tyranny. Well done, Indiana.

Resistance Watch: ACORN's Man in the White House

By Rick Pearcey • September 28, 2009, 09:05 AM

"Newly discovered evidence shows the radical advocacy group ACORN has a man in the Obama White House," writes Matthew Vadum at American Spectator.

"This power behind the throne is longtime ACORN operative Patrick Gaspard. He holds the title of White House political affairs director, the same title Karl Rove held in President Bush's White House.

"Evidence shows that years before he joined the Obama administration, Gaspard was ACORN boss Bertha Lewis's political director in New York."

The challenge, of course, is not just the man, but the mentality, a mentality that has little use for Constitutional limits on government or for Declaration norms and content for human liberty.

This challenge concerns not just the mentality of one man, but the mentality of Barack Obama and unknown numbers of ACORN or ACORN-like personnel now occupying positions of power in U.S. government, in the Democratic Party, and in the collaborationist media. Etc.

There is work to be done. A free and dignified people endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights must rise up to resist and replace not just these people but also this intellectually and ethically challenged mentality so harmful to freedom, to each of us, and to our posterity.

Uproot ACORN. Replace it with the Tree of Liberty.

Read the entire article by Matthew Vadum.

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Politics From the Pulpit

By Rick Pearcey • September 26, 2009, 10:39 AM

From OneNewsNow:

Sunday services may be a bit different this weekend in some churches across the U.S.

September 27 is "Pulpit Freedom Sunday." According to senior counsel Erik Stanley of the Alliance Defense Fund, it is a time when pastors can stand in their pulpits and proclaim the entire truth of the gospel -- even as it applies to candidates in elections.
 
"It really flows from the fact that pastors have a right to speak freely from their pulpits without fearing government censorship or intimidation -- and that no one should be able to intimidate pastors into giving up their constitutional rights," the attorney explains.

The Creator is, of course, a public figure. He is not stuck somewhere inside a "religious" closet, in obedience to the ACLU or MSNBC. 

And He cares about liberating the whole person from sin, death, and decay, as expressed in our relationships as persons across the coherence of our private and public lives -- as fathers and mothers, teachers and students, pastors and politicians, artists and scientists, and all the rest.

The Leader of the Resistance himself could not have been more clear: "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation" (Mark 16:15). That includes pulpits. Even in America. Even on Sundays. And the rest of the week, too. Across the whole of our lives.

Living as a free, dignified, and whole people in community with our Creator has consequences. Among them are what our Founders called "The Blessings of Liberty." This is one reason freethinkers rejoice. And why tyrants with all their god-talk tremble.

500,000 "Pink Slips" on Their Way to Capitol Hill

By Rick Pearcey • September 26, 2009, 09:47 AM

"An innovative new campaign to alert Congress of widespread grass-roots opposition to massive new spending plans as well as other objectionable and intrusive legislation is already responsible -- in the first 24 hours -- for the distribution of 500,000 'pink slip' notices to members of the House and Senate," reports WorldNetDaily.

Here's an attractive announcement page for the campaign.

Read more about Send Congress a Pink Slip

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Run Over the Federal Gov't. Twice.

By Rick Pearcey • September 25, 2009, 12:32 PM

Who thinks the American people ought to jump in the Constitution, turn on the ignition, slap it in gear, step on the gas, and run over the out-of-control federal government?

Not once. But twice. Leave Declaration treadmarks all up and down the Mall, Pennsylvania Avenue, and the White House grounds.

If it worked for Rush Limbaugh against AlGore last night on the Leno show, maybe it'll work for the American people against the Washington establishment.

Starting now. Then in 2010. And then however long it takes thereafter to drive oppression from our midst.


Friday, September 18, 2009

Fox News Interrupted at Values Voters Summit

By Rick Pearcey • September 18, 2009, 03:53 PM

Just a few minutes ago, a live Fox News "Studio B" report from the "Values Voters Summit" in Washington, D.C., was interrupted by an elderly gentleman asking the reporter to cease and desist.

In this age of a collaborationist press, Fox News should be commended for its record of fair and balanced reporting and for its practice of allowing commentary and analysis by representatives from a diversity of political views.

Many Americans not in attendance would perhaps like to get a live report from the Values Summit proceedings, myself among them.

While one appreciates that elderly gentleman's spunk, let's hope they wise up at the Values Voters Summit. 

Here's a link for a webcast of the conference. Who knows -- perhaps the Fox report would have made that information available to its viewers.

Sarah Palin Facebook: 875,000+ and What That Means

By Rick Pearcey • September 18, 2009, 01:23 PM

The Facebook page of the former governor of Alaska shows 875,009 supporters as of 1:23 pm eastern standard time.

What does this mean?

It means millions of Americans are looking for answers to how to refound (hat tip: Glenn Beck) the American experiment in Constitutional liberty over against Washington tyranny.

And it means millions of Americans are looking outside of Washington for solutions.

On both accounts: Well done.

The resurgence of a humane and dignified liberty -- rooted in a Creator (and not the secular state) who endows the rights -- is just getting started. But, again, well done thus far.  

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Resistance Watch: The Not-So-Silent Majority

By Rick Pearcey • September 17, 2009, 12:44 PM

Bruce Walker pipes up at American Thinker:

The Silent Majority forty years ago was cowed, afraid, and ashamed.

Its members, the majority of good Americans, felt the sting of being called a racist, sexist, fascist, or whatever casual insult the Left sought to hurl.

The voices of conservative America now include many black Americans, huge numbers of women, lots of Jews, and more Hispanics. 

These Americans have seen how the Left mistreats Clarence Thomas and Sarah Palin: they know that any bigotry that exists in American politics is primary on the left.

Human beings were created by God to take this life by the horns and live it to its fullest -- not as self-idolatrous, relativistic inhumane money-grubbers, power-grubbers, or community-organizing-grubbers -- but as free people endowed by our Creator with "certain unalienable rights," to the great consternation of Big Government, Big Tyranny, and Big Secularism.

The rebels of the resistance under our true Creator -- which is not the State or the impersonal, heartless cosmos -- are finding their voice again. That's good for us. Bad for the Statists.

The freedom that chooses love condemns all pretend messiahs.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Evidence of Ugly Tea Party Racism

By Rick Pearcey • September 16, 2009, 09:32 AM

Lloyd Marcus, a human being with black skin pigmentation who was also a member of the Tea Party Express, writes:

I traveled on the Tea Party Express tour bus as a singer/songwriter, entertainer and spokesperson; 16 states, 34 rallies in two weeks. I experienced vicious racial verbal attacks, not from the tea party protesters. The racial hate expressed against me all came from the left, people who support President Obama's [sic] radial socialist agenda.

By the way, this article contains one of my favorite hand-made poster signs: "Lloyd Marcus for President."

Read the entire article by Lloyd Marcus (website) at American Thinker.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Racism! Racism! And Oh by the Way: Racism!

By Rick Pearcey • September 15, 2009, 09:27 AM

As the massive protest last Saturday in Washington, D.C., indicates, millions of Americans are reawakening to the calling to take seriously their stewardship of freedom, their stewardship of hard-earned livelihoods, and their stewardship of a nation that challenges history because we and our Forefathers respect the Creator's information on how to found a nation of liberty under God.

Now comes a rather dysfunctional, simplistic, blame-Americans-first counterattack: Racism, racism, racism, racism, and oh by the way, racism. Please.

"Racism" is just another word for nothing else to say. 

It's a scare word employed not to communicate but to silence.

It's the reactionary recourse of minds that are empty, power that is threatened, and fear that is palpable. 

It's the watchword of dysfunctional demagogues. The voice of impaired ideology. The vein-popping snarl of barking, firehose tyranny.

Those capable of shame will be ashamed of this tactic and flush it down the political toilet. Those not will continue to stink their own house and pollute the community. A course in political-cultural hygiene may be in order. 

The rest of us will question authority, maintain a necessary critical distance, evaluate political propositions, and call for a revival of public service on the basis of those Constitutional-Declarational norms and content that form the rulebook of human freedom and dignity.

That's progress. That's human. That's America.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

9/12 a Transformative Event

By Rick Pearcey • September 14, 2009, 07:55 AM

Whether one is talking tens or hundreds of thousands or a million, the 9/12 event is Washington, D.C., is a people's broadside of liberty across the bow of the un-Constitutional, Creator-denying federal-centric tyranny headquartered and dysfunctionally defended in the National Swamp. 

"Sometimes an event occurs which is transformative in a way that everyone who sees it or participates in it instantly is aware of," writes Clarice Feldman at American Thinker. "Yesterday's demonstration was in Washington DC is one of those rare happenings in my opinion."

And, by the way, don't miss the Sarah Palin factor. As Rosslyn Smith, also writing at American Thinker, notes:

The political class often operates on the assumption that only those people who constantly tell other how smart they are actually are have brains. That if you don't relish life in the artificial confines of the District of Columbia and haven't come by to kiss their rings, you therefore must be lacking in the skills needed to govern. 

Last year a young Governor who had been more concerned with raising her family than polishing her resume with the right schools and the right career path let the political class know that she was not in the least impressed with their inside the beltway criteria for leadership.  

On Saturday a whole lot of people just like her showed up on their own time and their own dime to say it is time to end business as usual in the fetid, corrupt swamp that is Washington, DC.  

Read Clarice Feldman and Rosslyn Smith at American Thinker.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

MSNBC Throws Full Support Behind Obama Speech

By Rick Pearcey • September 10, 2009, 10:42 AM

"MSNBC commentators voiced support for President Obama’s speech and his health care plan shortly after the speech ended," reports Newsmax.

A few quotes:

* Keith Olbermann: "A touch of greatness."

* Rachel Maddow: "He's bringing a lot of ideas from across the political spectrum."

* Howard Fineman: "Good job of making the case."

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Glenn Beck on Twitter

By Rick Pearcey • September 10, 2009, 09:56 AM

Has 122,359 followers, as of 9:56 am eastern time.

Patriots Storming Washington, Concerned About "Constitutional Rights"

By Rick Pearcey • September 10, 2009, 08:26 AM

"Just one day after President Obama plans tries to recapture the initiative in the health-care debate debate with a speech to a joint session of Congress, thousands of taxpayers plan to storm Washington, D.C., in a three-day event to take their fight against excessive spending, bailouts, growth of big government and soaring deficits to the front door of the U.S. Capitol," reports WorldNetDaily.

"In a major movement unaffiliated with -- but inspired by -- Fox News' Glenn Beck's 9-12 Project, called the National Taxpayer Protest, thousands of Americans are answering the call and traveling to make their voices heard at Capitol Hill," reports WND. "Sept. 10 marks the kickoff of the three-day march on Washington."

According to Darla Dawald of Grassfire/ResistNet, a group that has helped organize the protest, "Our mission is to present a unified voice of concern over the current administration's policies regarding taxation, our economy, foreign and domestic policy, as well as our individual constitutional rights as American citizens."

Read the news story from WorldNetDaily.


Friday, September 4, 2009

Calling 1,000s to Courthouses 9/11 to Pray for New "Great Awakening"

By Rick Pearcey • September 4, 2009, 02:11 PM

"America is in need of a new 'Great Awakening' -- an awakening that some Christian leaders say can only come about if Christians get on their knees," reports CNSNews.com.

That's the view of Rev. William Wilson, who is executive director of the International Center for Spiritual Renewal (ICSR), quoted by CNSNews: 

America right now is facing great complexities. We have a financial struggle that we’re in, we’re facing health-care issues that have us scratching our heads. Our place in the world has shifted. We’re a nation that really needs help from beyond ourselves. We feel like God is the help.

ICSR is a member of the Awakening America Alliance, which CNSNews reports is sponsoring "Cry Out America," a September 11 event challenging thousands to "gather at noon [Friday] at county courthouses across the nation in repentance, to pray for the lost, to cry out for God to send another 'Great Awakening.'"

While free-thinking Americans watch, pray, and rebuild, here are three resources we think provide timely and essential content for national renewal:

* Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, by Mark Levin

* A Christian Manifesto (DVD), by Francis Schaeffer

* Total Truth: Liberating Christianity From Its Cultural Captivity, by Nancy Pearcey


Monday, August 31, 2009

CNN: Where Was Tea Party Movement Before Now?

By Rick Pearcey • August 31, 2009, 08:47 AM

"That was the incredulous, sniping demand of CNN 'news' anchor Tony Harris, who gives almost as much opinion as news," notes the editorial page of the Augusta Chronicle.

"Harris was interviewing an organizer of the Tea Party Express -- a caravan that will ride from Sacramento, Calif., to Washington, D.C., to dramatize growing concern among many Americans about the out-of-control federal government."

By the way, avant-garde readers of The Pearcey Report and Pro-Existence may note a certain turn of phrase in the following (emphasis added):

. . . many Americans are coming to see that [Obama's] unprecedented spending, his plan to bail out irresponsible mortgage holders, his ineffective and wildly irresponsible stimulus plan, and his government-centric philosophy are making things worse -- especially for our progeny.

Here's the entire editorial.

Resistance Watch: Libs Fret While Americans Up in Arms

By Rick Pearcey • August 31, 2009, 08:26 AM

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown write at Frontpage magazine:

Leftist elites are up in arms about Americans up in arms.

At two recent Obama town hall meetings, men exercising their Second Amendment rights were spotted carrying firearms.

While we do not condone threatening the president or anyone else for that matter, these citizens are well within their rights.

It is legal to carry a firearm while demonstrating to protect your liberties.

By the way, one of the perhaps "racist" men exercising his 2nd Amendment rights was a black guy. A "crucial detail" "glossed over" by the Collaborationist Press. Oops!

Read the entire column.


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fed-Up Marine Has Guns Blazing to Oust Democrats

By Rick Pearcey • August 25, 2009, 12:57 PM

Interested in sending a "warrior to Congress"? Then U.S. Marine Jesse Kelly wants you.

How to Take Back America Conference

By Rick Pearcey • August 25, 2009, 09:28 AM

This timely conference is being held September 25-26 in St. Louis, Mo. Latest news from the conference website is that Rep. Michele Bachmann is confirmed as a speaker.  


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Officials See Rise in Militia Groups

By Rick Pearcey • August 12, 2009, 11:57 AM

From AP: "Militia groups with gripes against the government are regrouping across the country and could grow rapidly, according to an organization that tracks such trends."

Is this trend "reminiscent of what was seen in the 1990s," as the AP story asserts?

Or might it be more reminiscent of the 1770s? 

Silent No More! -- Voters Unleash Fury on Congress

By Rick Pearcey • August 12, 2009, 09:34 AM

"Americans are speaking up and confronting the President Obama and Democrat lawmakers with concerns about their health care 'reform'," reports WorldNetDaily

"Citizens are flocking to town hall forums across the nation and letting their representatives know where they stand. Meetings are filled to capacity while thousands wait outside for their chance to be heard."

What must out-of-touch lawmakers do?

Try this: Listen and then reform government at all levels to its proper Declarational and Constitutional job descriptions.  

As in the era of 1776, Americans have had it with tyranny. And what we may be seeing now is the rise of an informed and free critical mass of people demanding the right kind of change.

The Declaration. The Constitution. With the Creator, not the State, at the center.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Why We Revolt: AARP Exposed

By Rick Pearcey • August 11, 2009, 08:43 AM

Philip Klein writes at American Spectator

Last week, many of you saw the video of a Dallas AARP town hall meeting on health care that AARP officials ended early after the audience raised too many objections. The woman leading the meeting, for instance, tried to shut up audience members who said they disagreed with her when she made assumptions about what she thought they would agree with her on. At one point, a man summed it up by asking, “Do you guys work for us, or do we work for you?”

The answer? The AARP woman behaved as though the members of AARP work for AARP. But beyond this, perhaps some have noticed an unfortunate parallel of disdain in this woman's approach and in how the White House and federal government behave toward the American people. So let us ask: Does the White House and federal government work for us, or do we work for them?

But not only are there regrettable attitudinal and behavior parallels between Liberal Advocacy and Big Government, there is also a real-world political connection between AARP and the White House. Klein writes:

[AARP] CEO Barry Rand, who was a major Obama donor, has gotten cozy with the administration, and along with the rest of the top brass at the Washington headquarters, has decided to support liberal policies. Now the group is actively working alongside the administration to sell these policies that their members are rejecting -- using their members money to do so. In a typically liberal and patronizing kind of way, they think they know what's best for their members, and they're trying to tell them what to think.

But, some might say, what if this resistance at an AARP "townhall" is merely a local occurance and not at all an indicator of AARP's real attitude toward its membership? That is a theoretical possibility, but as Klein writes:

Not only did the woman running the meeting decide to mix it up with dues-paying members, but a vice president from Washington went on national television and defended her actions.

So let's just call a spade a spade. AARP is not an organization that represents its members, but a group that treats its members as dupes so it can suck up their money and use it to advocate a liberal policy agenda supported by its Washington leadership.

Perhaps what we are seeing is this: Neither the AARP nor the federal establishment are "organizations" that represent members or tax-payers. Rather, both are "groups" that treat members and citizens as "dupes" and open wallets, as unimportant, insignificant, manipulable, and controllable denizens of "fly-over country."  

Moreover, through dues or taxation, we now see hard-working individuals created in the image of God having their money -- their time, their energies, their lives, their dreams -- sucked up to serve a policy agenda that violates the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. As such, it is an alien agenda advocated by allies in the media, academia, Hollywood, and unions, and then supported by the secular-political power establishment that occupies strongholds in the currently unhealthy body politic of the United States.

Secular liberalism as a worldview holds the individual in contempt, just as it holds real diversity in contempt. "Equality" has become a steamroller to smash the opposition into submission, whether that opposition be AARP members asking questions or whether it be individual states reasserting Constitutional freedoms under the Bill of Rights.

Ultimately this contempt for individual significance, for diversity, and for the unique person reaches back to a secularist worldview that lacks an adequate basis for respecting the individual -- a basis that is evident, however, in the Founders' insistence that there is a Creator, that human beings are made in His image, and that He (and not the divinized, secular State or impersonal nature) is the sources of human rights.

When regular people experience something of what secular liberalism truly is, when the curtains are pulled back on the PR machine and propaganda mill, sharp teeth reveal themselves behind polite teleprompters, soothing messages, and camera-ready smiles. Human beings properly react in outrage and horror.

Humanity was created to revolt against false idols. It's one of the "blessings of liberty" despised by tyrants. Even if they hold office by a majority of the vote. Tyrants promise Eden but deliver Hell.


Friday, August 7, 2009

Elderly Mob Uprising at AARP Meeting -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • August 7, 2009, 07:31 AM

This video from Eyeblast.tv may confirm, I say, may confirm, the rumor that some Americans are "skeptical of Almighty Obama's plan for healthcare utopia," to quote Matthew Vadum at AmSpec.

By the way, the title of the video is "AARP Ignores and Walks Out on Members," which fairly well summarizes the way the Obama administration, the Democratic Party, and not a few Republicans over the years have ignored and walked out on the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence.

To paraphrase Ronald Reagan: America isn't leaving them, they're leaving America.

One gentleman in the video puts it like this: "This healthcare bill is not about healthcare. This is about our fundamental constitutional rights. It is a liberty issue."

Another man: "We didn't mean to take over this meeting. We came to ask questions. They left."

Questioning authority is one of the "blessings of liberty." It is entirely consistent with the fact of our having been gifted by our rational Creator with brains, property rights, and spheres of liberty in which to move and express our identity as free beings.

Watch this video and be proud of our elders. I wish my mom and dad were alive on this earth to be part of this. But we're here, and we have a job to do. Let's make our kids proud. It's up to us to pass on the torch of liberty, under God, to the next generation.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

No. 1 Fishy Website Providing Misleading Info on Healthcare

By Rick Pearcey • August 6, 2009, 03:11 PM

Here's the address: www.whitehouse.gov. Concerned citizens might express their views by reporting here: flag@whitehouse.gov.

Or be sure to keep us updated here at Pro-Existence.

Fish tip: http://twitter.com/jatheotonio

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Obama Resistance Grows

By Rick Pearcey • August 5, 2009, 09:01 AM

"Spontaneous, uncoordinated, passionate -- citizen resistance to Obama socialism grows by the day," writes Lee Cary at American Thinker.

Cary continues:

America is no stranger to resistance.

The nation was born from citizen resistance that had mixed support among the colonists.

About one in five was loyal to the King.

Some of the bitterest fighting in the American Revolution was between Loyalists and Patriots.

And all of it was between Americans in the Civil War.

We know how to resist.


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Senator Accuses Citizens Opposed to Obamacare

By Rick Pearcey • August 4, 2009, 07:45 AM

". . . Of being planted by insurers," as headlined at American Spectator.

Philip Klein writes:

With opponents of government-run health care speaking out at town hall meetings in growing numbers and with increased ferocity (watch this video of Arlen Specter hearing it from constituents), liberals are attempting to delegitimize citizens exercising their rights by portraying them as part of some ominous conspiracy run by evil corporations.

Here's a video of Durbin's remarks.

Conspiracy, Mr. Senator? How about a concern for Constitutional government?

How about a refusal to bow before the arrogance and tyranny of a well-defended, dysfunctional, and idolatrous federal establishment seeking to impose its anti-Constitutional, anti-Declarational will upon the people and the states, upon families, communities, and individuals?

Get the tar-and-feather brigades ready.


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Abortion Is Not Healthcare

By Rick Pearcey • July 23, 2009, 10:23 AM

"Abortion obviously isn’t healthy for the fetus," writes La Shawn Barber, "as it leads to a violent death."  

According to Barber:

The Christian Defense Coalition and Operation Rescue created a campaign called “Abortion is Not Health Care” to bring attention to the $1.5 trillion health care bill, over 1,000 pages worth, scheduled for a vote at the end of July. Our Christ-professing president will include taxpayer-funded child killing in his socialized medicine plan. The Coalition will begin its campaign on Sunday, July 26, in Washington, DC.  

You might say abortion is to healthcare as Obama is to freedom (or Christ, free-thinking, compassion, unalienable rights, and the Constitution).

Obama Nominee: Animals Can Sue People

By Rick Pearcey • July 23, 2009, 08:43 AM

Harvard Prof. Cass Sunstein -- Obama's nominee for "regulatory czar" -- "has argued in favor of outlawing sport hunting and meat-eating, and written that animals should be allowed to file lawsuits 'with human beings as their representatives,'" reports OneNewsNow.

Question: Does this suggest animals might also sue other animals?


Monday, July 13, 2009

FedEx Delivers the Goods for Transgendered

By Rick Pearcey • July 13, 2009, 09:41 AM

"Without a vote from shareholders, one of America's largest corporations has decided to grant its transgender employees special protected status," reports OneNewsNow.

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Evil Dead: El Paso Loses 7 Abortion Centers

By Rick Pearcey • July 6, 2009, 09:37 AM

Seven "Planned Parenthood centers in the El Paso, Texas, region are shutting down," reports OneNewsNow.  

"Most of these were abortion referral centers, and they distributed morning-after pills and other devices that can cause early abortion," explains Rita Diller, who is the "new executive director of STOPP International, which is a part of the American Life League," according to OneNewsNow.

The fewer, the better, when it comes to concentration camps or aborcentration centers. 


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Age of Twitter v. Tyranny

By Rick Pearcey • June 23, 2009, 10:33 AM

As an "army of Davids takes on an Ayatollah Goliath" in Iran, Arnaud de Borchgrave writes at the Washington Times:

Until recently, a twitter was simply a bird making high-pitched mating calls. Now Twitter is in the vanguard of an army of cybernauts whose speedy steeds are propelling both democratic and authoritarian governments through a period of social change more profound than anything we have experienced in 5,000 years of recorded history. . . .

A Boston Globe cartoon shows the turbaned, white bearded supreme leader on his balcony ordering an acolyte to expel all the foreign correspondents reporting on the popular uprising in the streets below. But, responds the acolyte throwing up his arms, "they're all correspondents."

In the street below, thousands of demonstrators turned instant journalists are firing their electronic weapons, twittering away the standards of foreign reporting, tweeting the future of journalism and tweaking history. Online screams from men and women falling under the rubber truncheons were heard around the world.

Read the rest of "Age of Twitter v. Tyranny" . . .


Friday, June 19, 2009

Companies Remove Ads From Homosexual Blog Site

By Rick Pearcey • June 19, 2009, 09:34 AM

"Two companies are expressing embarrassment for advertising their products on the blog of a militant homosexual activist who routinely bashes conservative Christians," reports OneNewsNow.

"Borden Dairy and Quiznos both say they were unaware they were helping finance a blog that, during the presidential campaign, accused Alaska Governor Sarah Palin of having her first son out of wedlock and falsely claimed she forced rape victims to pay for rape kits."

Related:
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Independence Day Tea Party Tally Explodes

By Rick Pearcey • June 16, 2009, 09:21 AM

"The tea party movement is showing fresh signs of momentum as the national tally is once again exploding," reports WorldNetDaily.

A quote from Amy Kremer of Tea Party Patriots captures the point of it all: "All of these people are coming together to protect this country and the Constitution. We want to protect America and our capitalist society."

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Ed Sullivan vs. David Letterman

By Rick Pearcey • June 15, 2009, 01:12 PM

"Our mission statement," says FireDavidLetterman.com, is "David Letterman must be held accountable for his disgraceful statements." As part of this effort, the website is announcing a rally planned for 4:30 p.m. tomorrow (Tues.) at The Ed Sullivan Theater, 1697 Broadway, New York City.

Speaking of Ed Sullivan, he always presented himself in a dignified manner. His variety show had class and treated its audience with respect.

The same cannot be said of Mr. Letterman and the CBS "Late Show," as is indicated by the man's crude sex jokes attacking Sarah Palin and her family. Instead, the CBS star appears to operate in a different, less-enlightened moral universe from that of Ed Sullivan.

That's bad for entertainment, the Letterman audience, and David Letterman himself (not to mention his family). He might want to look in the mirror and ask a few heartfelt questions.

That is not meant as a putdown. It's something every human being with a conscience has to do from time to time. Otherwise you drift. Otherwise 30 years later you see a face in the mirror you no longer recognize.

This phenomenon is inclusive: It happens to entertainers, pastors, politicians, scientists, activists, artists, authors, and hard-charging ministry leaders.

Related:
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Monday, June 8, 2009

Question the Collaborationist Media

By Rick Pearcey • June 8, 2009, 06:27 AM

CBS apparently thinks it's OK to question God but not to question Obama. Joseph Farah of WND wonders what the collaborationist media is up to. Actually, the human thing to do, as well as the Biblical and journalistic thing to do, is to "test everything."

But what are the "Collaborationist Media"? As I noted in this space June 3, Collaborationist Media are "organs of ideology and propaganda in the service of forces at odds with the DNA of the American Experiment in liberty."

The Collaborationist Press is philosophically challenged. It has:

Forgotten that freedom does not grow on trees or crawl out of the ocean. [It has rejected in principle] the Founders' hard-won understanding that human dignity and freedom are rooted in a real and knowable Creator. His structured creation -- which we recognize as the objective cosmos -- is what makes possible the rational investigation and empirical discovery of both science and legitimate news gathering in the first place. It also makes possible the separation of a religiously privatized "faith" (secular or otherwise) from the concrete and epistemologically assured information, truth content, and authenticity available in the Judeo-Christian worldview. 

The Collaborationist Press has rejected that worldview which gives an adequate basis for "fair and balanced" reporting. It is of little surprise, therefore, that so many journalists now find themselves goosestep-slobbering more and more deeply into political passions, relativistic subjectivities, group think that would make cult members blush, and obedience to correlations of raw power at particular moments in history. 

This is the true crisis in journalism today. What is needed to counter this is not a journalism passionately devoted to "conservatism" or some other "ism." What is needed is a journalism passionately committed to objective truth. "Vichy" journalism in Nazi-occupied France was a contradiction in terms in WWII Europe, and it is a contradiction in terms in America today. A journalism of resistance rooted in truth will win the hearts of Americans and help set us free again.

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Puke Alert: Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn on C-SPAN

By Rick Pearcey • June 8, 2009, 05:24 AM

Peter Barry Chowka in American Thinker reviews yesterday's 3-hour appearance of William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn on C-SPAN's "Book TV."

Chowka writes: "Ayers has gained some notoriety for comments he made that appear to defend his bomb making past (gaining for him in some circles the moniker 'unrepentant domestic terrorist') and for his murky but apparently influential association during the 1990s with the then new-on-the-scene, up-and-coming Chicago politician, Barack H. Obama."

Ayers "personifies the moral bankruptcy of the far left," and Dohrn "comes across as decidely rough around the edges and inarticulate."

More from Chowka on Ayers and Dohrn . . .


Friday, May 29, 2009

Birth Certificate Issue No. 1 at Fox News

By Rick Pearcey • May 29, 2009, 03:42 PM

"Barack Obama's elusive long-form birth certificate that would establish his eligibility to serve as president as a 'natural born citizen' is the hottest discussion topic at the Fox News Channel's website, reports WorldNetDaily.

"Under the heading, 'Should Obama release his birth certificate? Or is this old news?,' nearly 1,000 comments have been posted -- all of them since White House press secretary Robert Gibbs was questioned about the document earlier this week by WND White House correspondent Les Kinsolving."

Also in the mix: "The visibility of the Obama birth certificate issue has also been raised by a new national billboard campaign, initiated by Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND," reports the news website. "Launched just over a week ago, the campaign has raised about $55,000 and begun erecting billboards that ask the question, 'Where's the birth certificate?'"  

More from WorldNetDaily . . .

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New York Slimes: All the News That's Fit to Suppress

By Rick Pearcey • May 20, 2009, 10:48 AM

Author of Liberty and Tyranny Mark Levin mocks the pretended objectivity and, ahem, reliable newsworthiness of the New York Times by famously calling it the "New York Slimes."

Michelle Malkin offers free-thinking people a new round of evidence for this well-earned moniker of money-monkey reportage.

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"Patriot Pastors" Challenged to Crush "Hate Crimes" Bill

By Rick Pearcey • May 20, 2009, 09:59 AM

"America has become a morally bankrupt society that embraces intolerance against Christians, including a new push for 'hate crimes' legislation, according to one pastor who believes it's all because church leaders have failed to do their jobs," reports WorldNetDaily. 

"But this Memorial Day weekend he is calling ministers to fight for those freedoms -- from their pulpits." (emphasis added)

More on "Patriot Pastors" at WND . . . 

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Blood Flowing in Streets of America?

By Rick Pearcey • May 20, 2009, 09:04 AM

Former Reagan Administration official Herbert Meyer makes the case that America today is not in the midst of a "culture war" or a "second Civil War," but a revolution.

"We have lost our free-market economy as quickly as we have lost the rule of law," he writes at American Thinker. And if freedom-loving Americans don't launch a peaceful counteroffensive, he continues,  "the alternative . . . is horrific."

And, by the way, don't expect much help from Fat-Cat Republicans. "Because most of them are careerist hacks who've been playing footsie with the Democrats for too long; with very few exceptions they lack the intellectual firepower to articulate the present danger, and the political courage to stand up to this Administration and really fight."

More from Herbert Meyer on Revolution . . .

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Friday, May 15, 2009

APA Revises "Gay Gene" Theory

By Rick Pearcey • May 15, 2009, 10:35 AM

"The attempt to prove that homosexuality is determined biologically has been dealt a knockout punch," reports OneNewsNow. "An American Psychological Association publication includes an admission that there's no homosexual 'gene' -- meaning it's not likely that homosexuals are born that way."

More on "APA Revises" at OneNewsNow . . .


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Hate America First: Kids Enviro Video Coming Soon to Your School

By Rick Pearcey • May 12, 2009, 08:38 AM

From Warner Todd Huston at RedState:

A new propaganda video created by an extreme environmental activist is making its way into America’s classrooms and The New York Times loves the whole idea. Enviro obsessive Annie Leonard, Greenpeace member and activist, has created a 20 minute video filled with anti-capitalist, anti-American propaganda to encourage kids to eschew “stuff,” calling the presentation “The Story of Stuff.”

More here.

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Letter of Amends From Recovering Liberal in Berkeley

By Rick Pearcey • May 11, 2009, 06:08 AM

Robin, last name withheld, writes at American Thinker:

Dear friends, family, loved ones, conservatives, Republicans, libertarians, my brother-in-law, Sam, and my cousin Joe: I am sorry and you were right.

These are not easy words for anyone to utter, much less a leftist from Berkeley, or a recovering leftist, that is.

Even though I've been in recovery for 14 months, 2 weeks, and 3 days, leftists are always right in your face, in an I-hate-you-if-you-disagree sort of way.

Hence, this letter of amends to all the people I've lectured, scolded, ranted and raved at, and otherwise annoyed during my 30 plus years of "progresssive" politics. . . . 

For more "Amends From a Recovering Liberal in Berkeley," go here.



Friday, May 8, 2009

RIP: Jeb Bush and the RINOs

By Rick Pearcey • May 8, 2009, 09:09 AM

"Why is it so hard for the failed leadership of the Republican Party to understand that the Party's present woes are directly related to the fact that they left Reagan behind years ago?," asks Alan Keyes at WND

"Part of the problem," as Keyes see it: The GOP thinks --

mainly about how to get and keep political power. What made Ronald Reagan the man he was had more to do with thinking about how to get and keep the moral fiber and liberty of the American people, the strength of our Constitution and the vitality of our private enterprise approach to economic life. He articulated this thinking even when politicians like Jeb Bush's father ridiculed him as a right-wing extremist, doomed to political failure and irrelevance. Reagan had true political conviction. In this respect he resembled the committed leftists of the Obama faction. Unlike Obama, however, he didn't lie about his convictions, but spoke them with courage and clarity despite efforts by his opposition to ridicule and marginalize them.

But what gave Reagan his strength? He practiced a politics of conviction. Keyes writes:

His conviction was true in the sense that he truly believed what he said, but it was also true in the more profound and important sense that it truly reflected the ideas and principles upon which the American republic is founded. He was a republican by purpose and conviction, not just by party label. His positions aimed to strengthen the republic, not just his own chances of victory at the polls. When anti-communism passed out of style in the late 1960s and '70s, he continued to sound the call to battle against its destruction of human liberty. He cared more about preserving the freedom and sovereignty of the American people than about winning their momentary applause with popular positions that endangered both. Unlike the Rockefeller/Bush Republicans, he was never intimidated by the leftist's phony posture of moral superiority. He never gave in to the temptation to oppose them for political purposes by offering a better-managed version of their government-dominated, elitist utopia.  

Is there an alternative to the "docile" acceptance of Obamaism? Keyes concludes:

As I listen to the Republican politicians who seem willing docilely to accept that future (as they are docilely accepting Obama's usurpations and extremist appointments), I learn to expect no good from them. This leads me to the certainty that the only hope for America lies in the leadership of the people themselves. But who among them remembers what that means? Things like the tea party events, the 912 project and http://aipnews.com suggest that there are some, but can they be brought together to see and fulfill their true vocation soon enough? One first step must be to turn decisively away from the [no longer] Republican distraction.

Related:
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Thursday, May 7, 2009

To Obama and Sotomayor: Keep Your Tyranny Off Our Constitution

By Rick Pearcey • May 7, 2009, 10:44 AM

"New concerns are being aired about Judge Sonia Sotomayor, considered one of the front-runners for the U.S. Supreme Court seat held by retiring Justice David H. Souter, and Exhibit A is likely to be a 2005 speech she made at Duke University," writes Debra Weiss at the ABA Journal.

More from Weiss:

In the taped speech, Sotomayor said, "All of the legal defense funds out there, they're looking for people with court of appeals experience" because "the court of appeals is where policy is made." [emphasis added] Sotomayor then tried to backtrack, saying, "I know this is on tape and I should never say that, because we don't make law, I know. Um, okay. I know. I'm not promoting it, I'm not advocating it."

Here is video of Sotomayor's comments in favor of legal activism, her attempts to put the activist toothpaste back into the judicial toothpaste tube notwithstanding.

This episode confirms what fair-minded observers have long noted: Secularists and statists rely on courts to create law and impose private, subjective political agendas that contradict the Founding documents and the Founding vision of United States. It's a disaster.

The extremist and authoritarian views Sotomayor advances are a direct assault on the American experiment in liberty.

It should be clear that no president who respects our constitutional system of checks and balances, who respects the separation of powers, should even entertain the possible nomination of such a misguided -- and misguiding -- person for nomination to the High Court.

You can try to sugar-coat this, especially if a judge happens to "empathize" with your particular passion or your group's political passion currently before the court.

But judicial activism is: Legal Tyranny.

It's an offense to any freedom-minded person -- and not just to "conservatives," by the way, as the Weiss article might be read to suggest. And if judicial activism is what Sotomayor currently practices in her court, she's a tryant, not a judge.

Let Sonia Sotomayor withdraw her name from consideration for the High Court. If she wants to make law, the field is wide open: Run for office. If Obama can't wait for the American people to vet her and he wants the judge to make policy now, put her in the White House.

But not on the Court. Please, do you mind? Keep your tyranny off our Constitution.



Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Court Watch: Obama "Empathy" vs. Rule of Law

By Rick Pearcey • May 5, 2009, 07:50 AM

Justice David Souter's decision to step down from the Supreme Court is an opportune time to ask basic questions that go to the heart of freedom in America: Does Barack Obama understand law and respect the Constitution? Answer: No.

Thomas Sowell writes:

That President Obama has made "empathy" with certain groups one of his criteria for choosing a Supreme Court nominee is a dangerous sign of how much further the Supreme Court may be pushed away from the rule of law and toward even more arbitrary judicial edicts to advance the agenda of the left and set it in legal concrete, immune from the democratic process.

Would you want to go into court to appear before a judge with "empathy" for groups A, B and C, if you were a member of groups X, Y or Z? Nothing could be further from the rule of law. That would be bad news, even in a traffic court, much less in a court that has the last word on your rights under the Constitution of the United States.

Appoint enough Supreme Court justices with "empathy" for particular groups and you would have, for all practical purposes, repealed the 14th Amendment, which guarantees "equal protection of the laws" for all Americans.  

More from Thomas Sowell on "Empathy" vs. Rule of Law . . .

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Pearcey Jolts Atlanta Journal-Constitution Writer/Editor on Miss California

By Rick Pearcey • May 4, 2009, 12:03 PM

It seems that accurately locating the affirmations of Miss California Carrie Prejean at the philosophic center of the American experiment in liberty was a bit much for Jim Galloway at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "Over the top," said Galloway.

Galloway describes himself as a "writer and editor with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for 30 years," and he writes a blog called "Political Insider." He was responding to a column in RedState titled Beauty and the Beast: The Reactionary Extremism of Perez Hilton, also published at Pro-Existence, here

Note also this strange comment from a fellow who thinks I'm a "foreigner" who "would do well to draw from the actual well of Our Founders’ writing." He suggests I leave the country. 

Well, I think I've done well by the commenter and perhaps even Mr. Galloway. As a Christian, Miss Prejean affirms the existence of a Creator, as does the Declaration of Independence, which expresses the basic worldview and mission statement of the Founders of the United States. Both positions relate the Creator to questions of public life, including government and politics.

Miss California, therefore, is operating within the same philosophic universe as that shared by our Founders. She occupies the middle ground, the "center," as it were.

Those such as Perez Hilton who reject the application of verifiable information from the Creator to public life, including politics, operate in a totally different philosophic universe. In both outbursts and outlook, they are the extremists. 



Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wildmon: Carrie Prejean vs. Rick Warren

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

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

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

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

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

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Corrupt, Slobbering Media: 100 Days and Still in Love

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

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

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



Monday, April 27, 2009

Iowa Governor Should Resist Court Tyranny on Homosex "Marriage"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Perez Hilton: Foul Face of "Gay" Activism

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oh the humanity!

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

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

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

How did Prejean react?

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

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

Like I said -- Class.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Thursday, April 23, 2009

Open Lesbian, CNN Anchor, Defends Miss USA Judge

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

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

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

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

Hat tip: WND



Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Video: Black Man Speaking at Racist Tea Party

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

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

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

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



Monday, April 20, 2009

Stuck Pig Watch: Why Liberals Despise American Patriots

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

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

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

Related:
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism



Friday, April 17, 2009

What's Next? Tea Party Rebels Look Ahead

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

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


Malkin: "Million Taxpayer March" Criticizes Republicans, Democrats

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

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

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

 


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Video: CNN Reporter Berates Tea Party Interviewee

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

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



Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


"Fairness" Is Libtalk for Tax Tyranny

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

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

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



Monday, April 13, 2009

Paul Krugman: Tea Parties Fake Events

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

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

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


Maine Pastor Protests Taxation Without Representation

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

Rev. J. Curtis Lovelace writes:

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

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

More from Rev. Curt . . .



Friday, April 10, 2009

Tea, Anyone? Mass Media Neglecting Massive Party

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

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

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

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

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

* Public service announcements.

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

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


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

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

Radio
WGTS
Virginia’s Positive Hits radio stations

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

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

Dear Editor:

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

With gratitude, Laurel West



Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tax Protest at The Alamo

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

Ted Nugent is looking for a few volunteers:  

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

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

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

More at Human Events.



Saturday, April 4, 2009

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

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

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


Silent Spineless Clergy Alert

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

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



Friday, April 3, 2009

Act Now: In Praise of Tea Parties

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

Joseph Farah at WND advises:

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

From CNSNews.com:

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

Here's the letter.



Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Top 7 Techniques Liberals Use to Lie About Conservatives

By Rick Pearcey • March 31, 2009, 08:05 AM

From John Hawkins: "To help fight the lies of the Left, here's a guide to the most prevalent techniques that liberals use to mislead people about conservatives.

"If you're listening to liberals talk about conservatives, you're virtually guaranteed to hear at least one of these techniques used."



Monday, March 30, 2009

Protest Notre Dame, Disinvite Obama From the Presidency

By Rick Pearcey • March 30, 2009, 03:06 PM

"The outrage over Notre Dame inviting President Obama as commencement speaker has not abated," reports OneNewsNow.

"Last week, pro-lifers strongly voiced their anger about a pro-abortion president being invited to speak at a prominent Catholic university, which supposedly upholds church doctrines such as the sanctity of life. But they also are objecting to the school's plan to give Obama an honorary Doctor of Law degree. Notre Dame has been flooded with complaints, but university President John Jenkins will not be deterred."

Says Notre Dame graduate Eric Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League: 

If Jenkins won't do the right thing and disinvite Barack Obama, then we are absolutely going to have no choice but to go out and rain on Barack Obama's parade on May 17 in South Bend, Indiana. . . . We are already working with pro-life leaders around the country, especially throughout the Midwest, to put on the mother of all protests.

In his language and policy moves, this man Barack Obama is a rogue official occupying the office of the President of the United States.

Why rogue? Because, for example, he is in violation of the Declaration of Independence, which is the Foundational Vision Statement of the United States of America and which acknowledges that every single human being is endowed by our Creator with "certain unalienable rights," including the rights to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

Well, dead preborn American citizens are deprived of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And no American politican ought to serve who favors the liquidation of the preborn in aborcentration centers that mar and bleed the land.

One would think that governing according to the Vision Statement of the United States is not above the paygrade of the president of the United States.

One would think that respecting unalienable rights endowed by the Creator upon alive but preborn American citizens is not above the paygrade of the President of the United States.

One would think that elementary scientific and inclusive facts of biological life regarding the humanity of unborn human beings created in the image of God is not above the paygrade of the President of the United States.

What kind of man is this? Let us hope not, but is Barack Obama too much of a political ideologue to care about the facts, the Declaration, the Constitution, and that liberating vision of life that American heroes have bled and died for on battlefields across history and across the world, both within and without the borders of our homeland?

No only should Barack Obama be disinivited from Notre Dame, the American people should rise up and disinvite him from the presidency. His pro-abortion, anti-life policies are an embarrassment to civilized humanity under the Declaration, under the Constitution, and under God. Yes he was elected, but he now imposes tyranny. He now wars against the American experiment in liberty under God. 

Americans must take every opportunity to disinvite not just him, but his alien, anti-American, inhumane, and anti-Creator coup against the foundational Mission and Vision Statement of this land. We can yet still enjoy the "blessings of liberty," but this will require a return to the Creator to whom our Founders looked and from whom those blessings derive. It will require casting off the chains of the Federal Empire and its new Emperor on the Potomac.

No only should pro-life Americans "rain" on Obama's parade, they ought to thunder and lightning upon it, with a few cats and dogs thrown in for good measure. May the "mother of all protests" at Notre Dame have many children.


Christian Moneyman Ahmanson Joins Democratic Party

By Rick Pearcey • March 30, 2009, 05:47 AM

From columnist Kathleen Parker:

In what one might call a biblical move, Christian philanthropist Howard Ahmanson -- one of three major funders of California's Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriages -- has abandoned the GOP for the Democratic Party.


Anti-Jihad Group Helps Fill Ammo Shortage

By Rick Pearcey • March 30, 2009, 05:37 AM

"An ammunition manufacturer and a non-profit group are teaming up in a unique venture to help address both the short supply of commercial ammo and the need to alert Americans about the threat of radical Islam," reports WND.

"America's Truth Forum [ATF] announced it is making available through its website .223 Remington (5.56) rounds suitable for all sporting and military-style rifles, including the AR-15 and Ruger Mini-14."

"Like gold and silver," says ATF president Jeff Epstein, "ammunition is coming into vogue as an affordable security investment -- a multi-purpose asset that not only protects homes from violent attacks and citizens from tyrannical oppression but a tangible one that could be bartered as collateral during the most troubling economic." 



Friday, March 27, 2009

Obama: 63, Notre Dame: 0

By Rick Pearcey • March 27, 2009, 10:38 AM

The Obama "Alinskys" are thrashing the Notre Dame "Girly Girls," and here's a bit of color analysis by George Neumayr:

The Catholic Church in America has bred her own destroyers, graduating from doctrinally corrupt catechetical programs, schools and colleges two generations of pro-abortion politicians. Barack Obama, in his effortless Alinskyite style, has exploited this phenomenon to the hilt, seeking out Catholics such as Joe Biden and Kathleen Sebelius to serve as his agents of destruction.

The controversy this week at Notre Dame is one more snapshot of this self-implosion. Here we have the American bishops' most prominent university planning to confer an honorary degree upon Obama even as he accelerates the destruction of its moral teachings.

Coach Alinsky surely must be beaming in his grave. "Were Saul Alinsky alive today," notes Neumayr, "he would have to smile at the ease of it all. Obama can not only thwart the Church at every crucial turn and still retain the Catholic vote; he can even expect over the next few years prizes and pats on the back from Catholic colleges for doing so."

See also: "Notre Dame Should Disinvite Obama."


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mark Levin on Rush Today

By Rick Pearcey • March 25, 2009, 12:55 PM

Rush Limbaugh has announced that Mark Levin will join him on air at the top of the 1 O'Clock hour (eastern) to talk about "The Great One's" No. 1 best-seller Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto.


States Rebellion Pending

By Rick Pearcey • March 25, 2009, 10:37 AM

Preach it, Brother Walt:

Our Colonial ancestors petitioned and pleaded with King George III to get his boot off their necks. He ignored their pleas, and in 1776, they rightfully declared unilateral independence and went to war.

Today it's the same story except Congress is the one usurping the rights of the people and the states, making King George's actions look mild in comparison. Our constitutional ignorance -- perhaps contempt, coupled with the fact that we've become a nation of wimps, sissies and supplicants -- has made us easy prey for Washington's tyrannical forces. But that might be changing a bit.

There are rumblings of a long overdue re-emergence of Americans' characteristic spirit of rebellion.

Praise the Lord (and I mean that) and pass the freedom (and I mean that).


Notre Dame Should Disinvite Obama

By Rick Pearcey • March 25, 2009, 10:23 AM

"Opposition is mounting to the University of Notre Dame's invitation to President Obama to be a commencement speaker in May," reports OneNewsNow.

This is a sign of spiritual health. Inviting him to speak and conferring a degree upon him is a sign of spiritual weakness. Worldview confusion. Sellout.

By his language and actions, Obama inhabits a post-Catholic, post-Protestant, post-Christian, post-Declaration, post-Constitution, post-American, post-humane universe. Other than that, no problem.

Notre Dame would do well to disinvite the President with extreme unction. Just as the great and free people of the United States of America should show him and his Statist, Washington-centric worldview the door at the first opportunity. Exit stage left. Now, April 15, and forevermore. 

If asked to serve humanity in such a fashion, I'll be happy to stand in for the President at Notre Dame to explain the matter in further detail. You don't even have to confer a degree.



Monday, March 16, 2009

Vader Art Alert: The Debt Star

By Rick Pearcey • March 16, 2009, 05:33 PM

Hat tip: Sandra Crosnoe, Libertylive.

On Forbidding "Miss" and "Mrs."

By Rick Pearcey • March 16, 2009, 03:20 PM

The PC Steamroller targets yet more examples of recalcitrant language diversity, making the world safe for "Euro Chief" sameness, oneness, flatness, and the decolorfication of humane dialogue.  

Bonus Diversity Coverage: Multicultural Carnage.


Audio: Chief Justice Roberts Accepts "Eligibility" Petition

By Rick Pearcey • March 16, 2009, 02:31 PM

"A California attorney lobbying the U.S. Supreme Court for a review of Barack Obama's qualifications to be president confronted the chief justice [in Moscow, Idaho, last Friday] with legal briefs and a WND petition bearing names of over 325,000 people asking the court to rule on whether or not the sitting president fulfills the Constitution's 'natural-born citizen' clause," reports WND.

"According to Orly Taitz, the attorney who confronted Chief Justice John Roberts at a lecture at the University of Idaho, the judge promised before the gathered crowd that he would, indeed, read and review the briefs and petition."

Taitz told WND: "I addressed him in front of 800 people in the audience, including university officials, the president of the Idaho State Bar and the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Idaho, and in front of all them, [Roberts] promised to read my papers."

For more information, including audio of the interchange between Orly Taitz and Chief Justice Roberts, visit the Defend Our Freedoms Foundation.


If This Be Treason, Make the Most of It

By Rick Pearcey • March 16, 2009, 05:00 AM

That's what the "Young Patrick Henry" would do. This from Quin Hillyer at AmSpec:

No, not treason against this wonderful nation. But this column may sound suspiciously like treason against the cult of Obama, and against his hagiographers in the establishment media, and against the very idea that this president actually loves this nation's liberal, republican, constitutional order. Consider this also to be treason against the myth that our president is a man of deep, or even average, integrity.

Barack Obama is a radical's radical and a man whose ego vastly outstrips his prior accomplishments. He is dangerous, and after just seven weeks he already is leading this country into disaster. . . .

Lovers of freedom and dignity must understand: 

President Barack Obama doesn't want to "change" some policies; he wants to change America itself. And he wants to do it on a fast track before the American public fully catches on to him. He knows that some changes, once implemented, are almost impossible to undo.

Rhetorically, organizationally, financially, and politically, he must be stopped. Must.

And if this be treason, make the most of it.



Friday, March 13, 2009

Radical Rules for Girl Scouts' Birthday

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

The Girl Scouts turned 97 yesterday, but "there is not much to celebrate," says columnist Jane Chastain. "Membership is down. Cookie sales have dwindled, and they are floundering around trying to be relevant."

"Trying to be relevant," as in:

Yes, the GSUSA is dumping the "dorky" vests and "singalongs" around the campfire (the words of others, not my own) in an effort to be "cool" and "edgy." It's sad, really, like a senior citizen shopping for a bikini and getting a tattoo in an effort to be noticed.

Individual achievement and earning badges are out. Political correctness and self-esteem are in. Girls still will have an opportunity to earn badges -- for now -- but the emphasis is on the new Journeys programs, which focus on broad themes and encourage "groupthink."

Mothers, who "have traditionally been the backbone of scouting," are also on the outs:

Moms . . . have served as mentors and troop leaders, chauffeurs, fundraisers and organizers. Today, moms are being told to take a hike when their daughters become teenagers. Yes, moms are to be replaced at the most critical time in a girl's life with young adults or others judged to be suitably "hip" and trained by groups like the Ashland Institute who will lead their daughters down the garden path toward the New Age.

And "God" gets the "asterisk" treatment:

In 1993, God was reduced to an asterisk in the Girl Scout Promise. Sure, the Creator can still come along on these Journeys if a scout so desires, providing the great I AM can tolerate the moral relativism that permeates these programs.

What does this mean?

It means: Someone is celebrating.

The secularist. The socialist. The relativist. The feminist. And maybe a president.

A decline in membership and cookie sales is small price to pay to convert and thereby neutralize an organization that might stand in the way of radically redefined "hope" and "change." Some might think it's just the price of doing business. The community organizing business.

And well worth the price, I might add. The last thing radicals want is a free-thinking group that encourages strong girls to develop into strong women. They might question authority, and that could throw a monkey wrench into the ever-expanding Patriarchy on the Potomac.

"It is necessary to begin where the world is if we are going to change it to what we think it should be. That means working in the system," says Saul Alinksy in Rules for Radicals

You may recall that Barack Obama was mentored in the "Alinsky method." He knows how to work the system. So when radicals rule a group in decline, don't be surprized if Obama celebrates. 



Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Czech Prez: What Climate Activists Really Want

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

Save the planet, right? Perhaps not, according to this report from CNSNews.com:  

Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, told the International Conference on Climate Change that the true aim of environmentalists is to stop global development, not save the planet.
 
Klaus, an economist by trade and a skeptic of the theory of man-made global warming, delivered the keynote speech to an audience of more than 600, including 75 scientists, economists, and environmental policy experts, as the conference got underway in New York City on Sunday.
 
“Their true plans and ambitions: to stop economic development and return mankind centuries back,” he declared. “It is evident that the environmentalists don’t want to change the climate. They want to change our behavior. Their ambition is to control and manipulate us.”

Here's the rest of the story from CNSNews.com.


March on Washington July 4!

By Rick Pearcey • March 10, 2009, 08:35 AM

Joseph Farah writes:

I'm not an organizer.

I'm not big on protest rallies.

I'm not even persuaded that real, meaningful, long-lasting national policy change can come from influencing our elected leaders in Washington.

However, I think it's time for a march on Washington to galvanize forces who don't want to see America destroyed by socialism.

That time is July 4, 2009.

Judging from the anger and frustration I am sensing in this country right now, I have no doubts such a march could bring 1 million people to the nation's capital.  

People are mad. They are fuming. There is widespread righteous indignation across this country, and someone or something needs to channel it constructively and positively in a major show of force.

The Pearcey Report supports the restoration of the true and original mission statement of the United States of America, as set forth in the Declaration of Independence, as protected by the U.S. Constitution, and as advanced against all odds, under God, our true Creator, by men and women of history and reason and conviction, to do what is right and humane in these challenging times at our door.

Independence on Independence Day. What say you, America? 



Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Video: "What Is a Person?"

By Rick Pearcey • March 3, 2009, 09:22 AM

A brief video (1:33) from Personhood USA calls for a humane resistance to oppression from "unelected judges and corrupt political parties."

Via Facebook. This video appears to be pay-grade inclusive.



Saturday, February 28, 2009

Video: Coulter at CPAC

By Rick Pearcey • February 28, 2009, 02:10 PM

You can see video of Ann Coulter's brilliant, upbeat, and funny CPAC 2009 speech here. This will take you to the CPAC video streaming page.

Ignore the video box on the left for the moment. Find the archive menu on the top right and select "Saturday." Click on the "February 28, Session 8" box (right side of page).

After the video loads, you'll see Tom DeLay introduced by David Bossie. DeLay offers a good set of humorous remarks and then introduces Coulter. She is at the top of her game.

Among Coulter's lines (roughly quoted): "I love going on the 'View' because being around those gals makes me feel so young and pretty."

You may recall that in 2007 at CPAC, Coulter remarks on John Edwards created a "Faggot" firestorm, which I comment on here

I do not know how long CPAC will keep this page alive. The organization is selling DVDs of speakers' remarks.

By the way, DeLay once told me at an earlier CPAC that Nancy Pearcey was one of his heros because of her work (28+ chapters!) in How Now Shall We Live? (tri-authored with novelist Harold Fickett and Prison Fellowship Chairman Charles Colson). I was attending CPAC on behalf of Human Events.

Once again, Tom, thanks for the kind words.



Friday, February 27, 2009

Free Speech Victory for Montana Church

By Rick Pearcey • February 27, 2009, 11:10 AM

Homosexuals complained, the Constitution reigned.


Honk If You're Paying My Mortgage

By Rick Pearcey • February 27, 2009, 09:32 AM

Volunteers get rowdy bumper sticker in Tennessee.



Thursday, February 26, 2009

Live Coverage: Conservative Political Action Committee

By Rick Pearcey • February 26, 2009, 10:34 AM

From OneNewsNow:

"Students, activists, lawmakers, and celebrities in the conservative movement are gathering at Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) the next three days to chart what they believe should be the future course of a Republican Party that was battered by President Obama and Democrats in November."

A schedule of events and speakers is here.

Click to watch CPAC Live



Monday, February 23, 2009

Tea Party USA Watch

By Rick Pearcey • February 23, 2009, 07:25 PM

Malkin: "Tons of groups and individuals are stepping up to the plate in the wake of last week’s anti-stimulus/anti-entitlement protests and the call for a nationwide Tea Party."



Friday, February 20, 2009

Rebel Yell of the Day

By Rick Pearcey • February 20, 2009, 09:19 AM

From a Jeffersonian slideshow at Sticker Patch

Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin



Thursday, February 19, 2009

Malkin on Americans Hitting the Street

By Rick Pearcey • February 19, 2009, 02:30 PM

A good thing -- if you like the idea of a free people under God, as opposed to a "safe" but eviscerated people under Washington.

Malkin writes: "So, a CNBC host is calling for a new 'tea party' to protest Barack Obama’s out-of-control spendulus/entitlement culture?

"We’ve been doing it all week. Seattle, Denver, MesaKansas this weekend. And more outbreaks to come. . . . The revolt against the savior-based economy continues."

Excellent. But now: Dont miss the accompanying photos on Malkin's site.

Posters that cry out:

* "Hail King Obama"
* "Fund Bikini Wax Now!"
* "I'll Keep My Freedom, You Keep the Change"

My favorite: "Free Beer for My Horses."



Tuesday, February 17, 2009

12-Year-Old Steals Day With Pro-Life Speech

By Rick Pearcey • February 17, 2009, 07:56 AM

Toronto girl overcomes discouragement from teachers, disqualification by judges.

Here's her winning presentation.


Friday, February 13, 2009

Worldview Tour Update: Our Rome-Florence-Paris Tour Brochure Here

By Rick Pearcey • February 13, 2009, 06:46 PM

Official brochures for our summer 2009 worldview tour of Rome, Florence, and Paris -- titled From Plato to Picasso to You -- are now yours for the viewing.

Included is information on the following: A tour overview, your tour directors, the itinerary, plus details about accommodations, meals, transport (including a night train to Paris), registration, whom to contact for follow-up, and so on.

"We expect this to be a tremendous time of fellowship, on-site examination of significant venues in Western cultural history, and discussion of the relationship of humane and Biblical living across the whole of thought and life."

To see The Pearcey Report on-line version of the brochure, click here. I hope you find the place links and map links of special interest.

Here is a pdf of the official brochure, provided by Philadelphia Biblical University, where Nancy is a professor of worldview studies. We greatly appreciate the university's support for creative worldview initiatives.

As a warm-up, you might brew a cup of coffee and sit down with "Pizza With Michelangelo," in which I discuss a terrific book titled Florence: Art & Architecture.

There's more Pro-Existence tour information here and here.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

It's Twitter "House Party" Time for Conservative Activists

By Rick Pearcey • February 12, 2009, 12:25 PM

Top Conservatives on Twitter (TCOT) are throwing a "National House Party" tonight.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Let Freedom Ring on Darwin Holy Day

By • February 11, 2009, 08:28 AM

It's Casey up to bat in U.S. New & World Report. Hits home run.


Monday, February 9, 2009

Alinsky11: The Beginning?

By Rick Pearcey • February 9, 2009, 12:51 PM

Or the end? In any case, Jethro Bodine suggests 11 Alinsky rules for radicals that Obama has learned well.

Culture11: The End?

By • February 9, 2009, 10:55 AM

Joshua Trevino offers lessons on how to make a site work online, in light of the uncertain future of Culture11.

Christian Foster Mother Punished After Muslim Girl Converts

By Rick Pearcey • February 9, 2009, 07:15 AM

A council in northern England says the woman "failed to respect and preserve" the faith of the teen.

This call for respect rings a bit hollow. After all, the girl "made her own decision," according to the Telegraph.

The mom should resist and take captive this aggressive secularism, rather than deny her calling to live as a whole person in humane community, even in her professional life, with our true Creator.

And according to this report, that is what she's doing. Viva resistance.


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Creator-Friendly Bus Slogans

By Rick Pearcey • February 5, 2009, 09:36 AM

Lighting a candle, on the side of a bus:

Atheists have started advertising on buses in the UK. Do you want to see your own message on the side of a bus? Well now's your chance.

For example: "I'm a bus. I'm telling you there's no God. Trust me. I mean, have I ever left you standing at the curb?" Or: "There's probably no Dog. Campaign sponsored by the dislexic atheists."

OK, sloganmeisters, here's your ticket to ride. What say you?

Hat tip: Challies

* Update: Cross-posted at RedState.            


Friday, April 4, 2008

No McDonald's Today

By Rick Pearcey • April 4, 2008, 04:00 PM

My son and I often stop by McDonald's for a bite to eat after homeschool bowling on Fridays.

But not today.

I first heard about McDonald's in 1963. I was a kid. Kennedy had been shot. I heard the news on the radio in a new white Ford station wagon while crossing a D.C. bridge.

We were returning from having been stationed in Germany. The Cuban missile crisis had come and gone. I saw the howitzers in Gelnhausen, lined up and ready to roll.

Sometime later, stateside, we were in Columbus, Ohio. Twenty-five cents, I think, for a McDonald's hamburger. What fun! A great welcome home!

But not now.

Not today, in light of reports that McDonald's has decided, apparently, to declare war on my family. And to declare war on the civilization of liberty, independence, creativity, and humanity under God that my Dad fought for in World War II.

Reports such as this -- "Pink Arches? McDonald's Buys Into Homosexual Agenda."

And reports such as this: "McDonald's Gives Support to Homosexual Agenda."

And this: "McDonald's Signs Onto 'Gay' Agenda."

For Christians, this is a matter of stewardship and "loving thy neighbor" -- Why spend good money on a morally and socially corruptive business?

For families, this is a matter of child protection -- Why support a business that helps fund organizations that disrespect the heart of family life?

For human beings, this is a matter of liberty under God -- Why help finance groups that turn their backs on the Declaration of Independence, the Founding vision, and the living Creator who holds it all together?

If you say you can do without all of that, then I say we can do without McDonald's.

Why, apparently, those McDonald's people can't tell the difference between right and wrong.

Between the wrongness of discriminating against someone on the basis of his or her beautiful and God-given skin color and the correctness of rejecting trumped-up victimhood and pretend discrimination based on membership in an ethically challenged but politically powerful interest group.

Information from the Creator, not to mention simple lessons in biology, says there's a difference between diversity and perversity, between being pulled over for driving while black and being guilty of sinning while human.

A hamburger's worth giving up and giving in to all that?

Hardly.

McDonald's is now on trial.

The fries are good. Even great. But the worldview they support isn't fit for human consumption.

Maybe we'll stop by Chick-Fil-A instead. It's a little out of the way, but I hear they like families.

Real families -- not ones made up by the ACLU last Tuesday.

And what's an extra mile or two to vote with your pocketbook? One way or another, you always pay for your convictions.

* Update: Chicago radio host Sandy Rios and I are scheduled to discuss "No McDonald's Today" at 4:35 p.m. Monday afternoon, April 7, 2008. More here. Central Time.

** Update: See also, "Faggot" Easy to Defend: Surprising Help From Secular America

*** Update: See also, Rosie O'Donnell's Oppressive Coat

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Rick Pearcey is editor and publisher of The Pearcey Report (articles).