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Friday, October 21, 2016

An Establishment in Panic

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

Pat Buchanan writes:

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

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

"Disqualifying!" was the cry on Clinton cable.

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

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

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

"In a word, fear."

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

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

Read more.

Viewers Ditch NFL Over Anthem Protests

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

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

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

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

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Rasmussen: Trump +3 Over Clinton

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

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

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

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

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

To see the poll's wording, click here.

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

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

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

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

Greenfield writes:

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

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

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

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

Read more.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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

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

David Krayden reports at the Daily Caller:

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

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

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

Read more here.

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

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Intelligence and humanness revolt.

Monday, October 17, 2016

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

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

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

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

Thursday, October 13, 2016

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

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

Julia Hahn writes at Breitbart:

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

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

Read more.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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

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

David Hookstead writes at the Daily Caller:

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

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

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

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

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

Here is CNN video of the event.

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

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

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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

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

Or as Jay Michaels puts it at American Thinker:

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, October 10, 2016

Trump, Hillary, and Dishonest Abe

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

George Neumayr writes at American Spectator:

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

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

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

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

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

Read more.

Friday, October 7, 2016

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

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

Anthony Gockowski reports:

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

Read more.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

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

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

In his American Dispatch column, Todd Starnes writes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We are a free people, not an enslaved people.

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

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

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Top 10 American Schools Supporting Terrorists

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

In alphabetical order, as noted at Frontpagemag:

1. Brooklyn College (CUNY)

2. San Diego State University

3. San Francisco State University 

4. Tufts University 

5.  University of California Berkeley

6.  University of California Irvine

7.  University of California Los Angeles

8.  University of Chicago

9.  University of Tennessee Knoxville

10. Vassar College

Read more.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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

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

Dave Boyer reports at the Washington Times:

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

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

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

Monday, October 3, 2016

Gang Violence in Long Island Town Fuels Immigration Debate

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

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

Friday, September 30, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, September 29, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Lester Holt and the Collapse of Journalism

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Nancy Pearcey Speaking in Houston Friday

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

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

Monday, September 26, 2016

Where to Watch Tonight's Clinton vs. Trump Debate

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

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

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

Friday, September 23, 2016

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

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

A.W.R. Hawkins writes at Breitbart:

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

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

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

And she also said, according to Hawkins:

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

Hawkins notes several weaknesses in Clinton's position.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Vote Fraud and Stealing the Future of America

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

Thomas Lifson writes at American Thinker:

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

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

Read more.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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

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

The Hill reports:

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

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

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

Read the entire Hill story here.

Albert Camus on Politicians and the Purpose of Journalism
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism
Collaborationist Watch: The Slave Press

Monday, September 19, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read the entire column by Daniel Horowitz here.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Brown and WashU St. Louis Embrace Free Expression

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

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

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

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

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

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

Go here to read the report from Campus Reform.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Socialist Eggs: $150 a Dozen

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

Served by Venezuela at the Café de Bolivar Socialism.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Trump's Childcare Plan Can Backfire Bigtime

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colin Powell on "Hillary's Mafia"

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

Chuck Ross reports at the Daily Caller:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Well done, Colin Powell.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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

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

Joel B. Pollak reports at Breitbart:

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

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

Read more.

Monday, September 12, 2016

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

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

Peter van Voorhis reports at Campus Reform:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, September 9, 2016

Parasitic Worm Named After Obama

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

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

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

Thursday, September 8, 2016

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

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

Charlie Spiering reports at Breitbart:

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

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

Pathetic, of course.

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

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Corrupt Academics and the Media

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

Walter E. Williams writes at CNSNews.com:

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

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

Read more.

Monday, September 5, 2016

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

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

Dan Zeidler reports from Santiago for LifeSiteNews:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, September 2, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Australian Mom Charged for Pro-life Outreach Outside Abortion Center

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

Steve Weatherbe reports from Melbourne for LifeSiteNews.com:

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

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

Read more.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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

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

Paul Bedard reports at the Washington Examiner:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Washington must decrease if America is to increase.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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

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

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

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

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Debunked! The Myth of Nordic Socialist Utopia Crumbles

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

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

Read more here.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

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

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

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

Thursday, August 25, 2016

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

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

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

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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

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

Nick Squires reports from Rome for the UK Telegraph:

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday, August 22, 2016

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

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

Ken Klukowski reports at Breitbart:

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

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

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

Why does Obama seek to crush this diversity?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, August 19, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read more.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hat tip: Stacy on the Right

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

How to Escape the Horror of Obamacare

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

Betsy Mccaughey writes at American Spectator:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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

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

Bradford Richardson reports at the WTimes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Joy: That Usain Bolt Photo

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

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

Friday, August 12, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Richardson continues his report:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Obama's counterfeit? No so much. 

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

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

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Easy to Be an Atheist If You Ignore Science

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

Moshe Averick writes at Algemeiner.com:

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

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

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

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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

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

Thomas Lifson writes at American Thinker:

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

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

Read more.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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

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

Saagar Enjeti reports at The Daily Caller:

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

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

Read more.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Shock Photos: Hillary Clinton Needs Help on Stairs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, August 5, 2016

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

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

Dave Urbanski reports at The Blaze:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Socialism Always Kills: Forced Labor in Venezuela

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

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

Here is a transcript of Kibbe's remarks:

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

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

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

This is a classic socialist strategy.

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

History repeats itself.

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

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

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

Kibbe concludes: "Socialism always kills."

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Terror-Weary Germans Turn Against Merkel

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

Don Snyder reports at Fox News:

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

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

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

Melody Wood writes at CNSNews.com:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, August 1, 2016

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

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

Matthew Watkins writes at the Texas Tribune:

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

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

Here are a few bullet points:

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

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

Read the article in the Texas Tribune.

Friday, July 29, 2016

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

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

Lianne Laurence reports at LifeSiteNews:

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

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

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

Read the news report.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

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

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

Breitbart News reports:

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

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

See the story.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

American Flag Avoiding Hillary?

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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

By Rick Pearcey • July 26, 2016, 02:37 PM

Ben Johnson reports at LifeSiteNews:

All charges have been dismissed against Center for Medical Progress [CMP] investigators David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, multiple sources have confirmed to LifeSiteNews.

Prosecutors with the Harris County District Attorney's office dropped the charges before the pair could pursue their legal motion to quash the charges at a hearing at 9 a.m. Central time, according to the Houston Chronicle.

This morning, CMP project lead David Daleiden called the dismissal of the charges "a resounding vindication of the First Amendment rights of all citizen journalists, and also a clear warning to any of Planned Parenthood's political cronies who would attack whistleblowers to protect Planned Parenthood from scrutiny."

Read more.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Ivanka Trump Fashion Line Made in China, Vietnam

By Rick Pearcey • July 25, 2016, 10:12 AM

A big hit at the Republican National Convention last week, Ivanka Trump touted her father as someone who fights "for his employees."

Some admirers may be surprised "to learn that the vast majority" Ivanka Trump's "clothes are not manufactured in U.S., but in China and Vietnam, two countries under the spotlight for human rights abuses and poor labour conditions," Andrew Buncombe reports at the UK Independent. "Some of the items are labelled simply as 'imported'."

Friday, July 22, 2016

"Make America Great Again?" Homosex PayPal Founder's RNC Speech Further Muddies Waters on Trump's Agenda

By Rick Pearcey • July 22, 2016, 12:29 PM

Lisa Bourne writes at LifeSiteNews:

Trump's mixed message on social issues was further augmented by the choice to feature [homosexual PayPal founder Peter] Thiel because of PayPal's record of support for Planned Parenthood and homosexual activism.

PayPal has spent years on Life Decisions International’s Planned Parenthood Boycott list, landing there as recently as 2015

The global payment company bowed several years ago to homosexual activist pressure to deny service to a Christian ministry and a Christian blogger because of their so-called "hate" and "extremism."

PayPal's more recent fiscal move against the state of North Carolina for enacting legislation supporting its residents’ privacy and security was a blow to both religious freedom and jobs in the area.

"PayPal pulled out of plans to open a global operations center in Charlotte in response to Gov. Pat McCrory having signed H.B. 2 into law, overturning the Charlotte City ordinance forcing businesses to give biological males access to female restrooms and showers. PayPal's move cost the area 400 jobs," Bourne writes.

Comment: If Donald Trump wants to "make America great again," he will need to reject any form of extremism that despises the building blocks of human freedom and dignity, as expressed politically and governmentally, for example, in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

Despite its politically correct public relations, the homosexualist LGBTQ agenda is a prime example of such extremism, for it 1) despises the verifiable Judeo-Christian worldview that undergirds the U.S. founding, 2) despises an open, honest, fair, and fact-based analysis of its extremist viewpoint, and 3) is trying to replace the only known adequate basis for human freedom and dignity with a relativistic will-to-power agenda that has far too much in common with the brutal and bloody fascisms and socialisms of the 20th century than with any basis that could possible "make America great again."

Both intellectually and in practice, this homosexualist extremism bespeaks an agenda that is fanatical, imperious, and dangerous. Its pride is precisely the kind of pride that "goes before destruction."

Intelligence, freedom of thought, a respect for the facts of life, the affirmation of human freedom and dignity -- in a verifiable life in community with God and man, as opposed to the fear-of-facts anti-community required by homosexualist fanaticism -- this is the humane and mainstream position of the American experiment in political and human exceptionalism.

If Trump wants change that is positive and humane, this is the way to go. To share in the extremist LGBTQ agenda is to internalize the seeds of your own destruction.

This is true of individuals and of nations. But for the free-thinking person and for a liberty-minded nation, this need not be so and indeed cannot be so.

It is impossible to "make America great again" while rejecting the principles that made America great in the first place.

Surely, Donald Trump knows skyscrapers need strong foundations if they are to last, and that a mixture of shoddy work with exemplary work is a recipe for disaster -- no matter how good the PR or how shiny the press releases. May he apply that lesson to the challenge of making America great again.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Video: Defiant Ted Cruz Stands by Refusal to Endorse Trump

By Rick Pearcey • July 21, 2016, 11:15 AM

CNN reports:

Ted Cruz on Thursday strongly defended his refusal to endorse Donald Trump during his Republican National Convention speech, saying he's not "in the habit" of backing politicians who attack his family.

"I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father," Cruz said at a morning meeting where he faced sharp questions from the Texas delegation in Cleveland.

Watch video of Cruz's comments here.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Study: Children of Homosex "Parents" Twice as Likely to Be Depressed

By Rick Pearcey • July 20, 2016, 10:40 AM

Emily Blatter reports at CNSNews.com:

A recent study by Donald Paul Sullins, a research professor at the Catholic University of America, Department of Sociology, reveals that children raised by same-sex parents are twice as likely to suffer delayed-onset depression as their peers raised by heterosexual parents.

Specifically, "[a]t age 28, the adults raised by same-sex parents were at over twice the risk of depression as persons raised by man-woman parents," reads the study abstract.

"As the first study to examine children raised by same-sex parents into adulthood," says Sullins, "this exploratory study aims to contribute new information for understanding the effects of same-sex parenting through the life course transition into early adulthood."

"The research article is entitled, Invisible Victims: Delayed Onset Depression Among Adults With Same-Sex Parents, and was published in the journal Depression Research and Treatment," Blatter reports.

"Well-intentioned concern for revealing negative information about a stigmatized minority does not justify leaving children without support in an environment that may be problematic or dangerous for their dignity and security," the study concludes, according to Blatter.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

How Media Cover Up Muslim and Black Lives Matter Terrorism

By Rick Pearcey • July 19, 2016, 09:53 AM

In an amazing series of coincidences, "every Muslim and #Black Lives Matter terrorist is just a 'troubled loner'," notes Frontpagemag.com.

For a media that support "black nationalism and Islam . . . . It doesn’t matter that the killers were very clear about their motives," Daniel Greenfield writes. "What matters is hiding the truth."

Monday, July 18, 2016

Where to Watch as GOP Convention Opens Today Amid Heightened Tension About Security

By Rick Pearcey • July 18, 2016, 10:12 AM

Rick Moran writes at American Thinker:

Republican officials are confident that the presence of thousands of police and federal agents in Cleveland, along with barriers and checkpoints to control traffic will be enough to make the GOP convention opening tonight as safe as can be expected.

The confab will convene amid heightened concerns over security as a result of the terrorist attack in Nice and the targeted assassination of three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge. But it is hoped that the overwhelming show of force by law enforcement will make any troublemakers think twice about disrupting the proceedings.

For information on "how to watch Republican National Convention 2016: Channels, times, livestream, and more," click here

Friday, July 15, 2016

Trump Picks Pence

By Rick Pearcey • July 15, 2016, 10:48 AM

"Donald Trump has called Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and offered him the vice presidential slot on his ticket," CNN reports, and "Pence has accepted."

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Horrors! Britain's New Prime Minister Drives a Stake Through the Heart of the Green Vampire

By Rick Pearcey • July 14, 2016, 05:24 PM

James Delingpole shares the stunning good news at Breitbart:

Official: Britain no longer has "the greenest government ever."

Incoming Prime Minister Theresa May has driven a stake through the heart of her predecessor David Cameron’s fluffy, faux-Conservative project by scrapping the Department of Energy And Climate Change (DECC).

"This is good news," Delingpole concludes. "Very good news. The agonised screeching of all the usual suspects in the Environmental movement will be enough to sustain many of us in lols for weeks and months to come."

So now let us say: "Happy hunting" to all the Green Vampire Killers around the world. And for the noble work that awaits you, fangs you very much.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Man Who Wants to Marry Computer Files Lawsuit Against Kim Davis

By Rick Pearcey • July 13, 2016, 09:03 AM

"A federal lawsuit was filed earlier this month against Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis for denying a man a license to marry his laptop computer," Eric Scheiner reports at CNSNews.com.

In other words, extremist secular society alienated by its idolatry from the blessings of love, meaning, facts, and humanity is a lot like computer programming: Insanity in, insanity out.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Fanatics: "Clown Show" Black Lives Matter a Racist "Facts Don't Matter" Movement Built on Lies

By Rick Pearcey • July 12, 2016, 12:31 PM

John Perazzo writes at Frontpagemag.com:

The clown show known as Black Lives Matter is akin to a paranoid maniac who: (a) dreams that his spouse is having a torrid, illicit affair; (b) then berates and beats his spouse upon waking up; and (c) finally, when reminded that it was all just a dream, becomes even more enraged at the betrayal he supposedly suffered while he slept.

There's really no point to continuing the charade of calling Black Lives Matter by the phony name it has exploited since its inception.

If black lives truly mattered to the know-nothings who comprise this movement, they would have something -- anything -- to say about the fact that approximately 5,500 of the 6,095 black victims of homicide in 2014 were killed not by white devils, not by satanic ghouls in blue uniforms, but by other blacks.

Instead, all they give us is a silent, collective yawn punctuated with a raised middle finger. So from this point forward, Black Lives Matter will be called by its correct name, "Facts Don't Matter."

"The mouthpieces of Facts Don't Matter say their mission is to demand 'an immediate end' to 'the murder of Black people' by the hordes of racists who purportedly comprise our nation's police forces," Perazzo continues.  "They tell us that African Americans are a hunted and endangered species, mowed down by blue-uniformed white sadists who are animated by bloodlust, bigotry, and dreams of genocide."

But Perazzo notes a slight problem.

"It turns out that of all the people who have been killed by police in the United States in recent years, about 42% were white, 20% were Hispanic, and 32% were black -- even as blacks committed nearly 39% of the types of serious crimes most likely to result in a violent confrontation with police," Perazzo explains.

These facts represent present history. "Last year was typical," Perazzo writes: "494 whites and 258 blacks were killed by police. And what do the race-obsessed demagogues at Facts Don't Matter have to say about this? Nothing. Facts Don't Matter."

So much, according to Perazzo, for the fable about supposed "systematic racism" in police departments across Amercica.

"The plain truth is that if you search for evidence of systemic racism in police shootings, you won't find it anywhere outside the imaginations of the Facts Don't Matter racists and the imbeciles who support them," Perazzo writes.

"The premise underlying Facts Don't Matter's mission is a lie, founded on a fantasy, stapled to a hallucination, wrapped inside a fairy tale, strapped to the wing of a unicorn." 

Speaking of lesser lights who support the "Facts Don't Matter" fanatics, "if Barack Obama were something other than a racist Marxist revolutionary, he would state clearly and unequivocally that the Facts Don't Matter movement is nothing more than a horde of know-nothing degenerates who should be ostracized as the moral equivalents of cross-burning Klansmen," Perazzo writes. 

"But that's a bit much to expect from a man who has made yet another prominent racist, Al Sharpton, his leading adviser on matters of race," Perazzo continues.

"So instead, Obama doffs his hat to the Facts Don't Matter clowns, and treats them like dignitaries. Leaders of Facts Don't Matter have visited the Obama White House many times since 2013, meeting with not only the President, but also with the First Lady and a number of high-level administration officials."

Perazzo concludes: "This is the pathetic condition to which the our nation has sunk under Barack Obama: The President of the United States openly and unequivocally supports a racist terror group that is committed to the slaughter of police officers and the breakdown of law-and-order -- and, by logical extension, to a steep and swift rise in death-by-homicide rates among civilians in dozens of cities across the country. And he's done it all in the name of 'racial justice.' People don't get any uglier -- or dumber -- than this."

Read the entire column by John Perazzo here.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Poll: Most Americans Say Clinton Should Have Been Charged

By Rick Pearcey • July 11, 2016, 10:44 AM

By a margin of 56%-35%, most Americans "do not approve of the FBI's decision not to charge Hillary Clinton over her handling of emails during her tenure as secretary of state," Joe Crowe reports at Newsmax. These figures are from a ABCNews/Washington Post poll released today.

Friday, July 8, 2016

More Calls for Cop-Killing on Social Media

By Rick Pearcey • July 8, 2016, 09:05 AM

"Twitter takes no action," a Breitbart headline states. This inaction is occurring amid an "onslaught of highly violent calls to action" on Twitter, Mike Ma writes. These violent incitements include "calling for the mass murder of police officers."

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Justice Dept Prosecuted 4 Cases Like Hillary Clinton's

By Rick Pearcey • July 7, 2016, 09:04 AM

Garth Kant writes at WND:

U.S. House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., spoke for many when he said, "What bothers me about this is the Clintons really are living above the law. They’re being held by a different set of standards."

The decision by FBI Director James Comey not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information has left even former federal prosecutors wondering if there are two sets of laws: one her and one for everyone else.

"The evidence suggests that may be the case," Kant concludes, citing the prosecutions of former CIA Director John M. Deutsch (appointed by Bill Clinton, 1995), Sandy Berger (former national security advisor under Bill Clinton, former policy advisor to Hillary Clinton), Bryan Nishimura (Navy reservist), and Kristian Saucier (Navy, could see 10 years in jail).

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Watch: America Isn't Great, It's Awesome

By Rick Pearcey • July 6, 2016, 10:42 AM

Matt Kibbe offers his take at CR.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

"The System Is Rigged": Trump Responds to FBI Decision Not to Criminally Charge Hillary Rodham Clinton

By Rick Pearcey • July 5, 2016, 01:16 PM

Leah Barkoukis writes:

Despite finding that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was "extremely careless" in her use of a private server, that top secret information was stored, sent, and received on it, and that hostile foreign actors probably gained access to her emails, FBI Director James Comey announced Tuesday morning that the agency does not believe criminal charges are appropriate in this case.

Reacting to the news, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump reminded his Twitter followers that the "system is rigged," pointing out that Gen. David Petraeus was punished for far less.

In another Tweet this morning, Trump said, "FBI Director said Crooked Hillary compromised our national security. No charges. Wow!"

Update: My View, From my Facebook page . . . 

The corruption in DC is deep and wide. Anyone who thinks this corrupt system -- Obama, Hillary, the Democrats, the Republican elites, the slavlish, imperialistic, enslaving bureaucrats -- that despises the rule of law and the roots of human freedom is anything but an unmitigated disaster is in for a rude series of cataclysmic awakenings.

There is hope. There is salt and light to be applied and to guide. We are witnessing how lawlessly entrenched are the rigged politics of sleaze in places high and low. Rooting it out to protect new generations from terror without and terror within is clearly the task at hand.

This catastrophe called the federal government is in free-fall. Fortunately, there is no reason on God's good earth that America and Americans need to fall with it.

The Spirit of 1776 lives. It lives not because it is "American" or happened in 1776. It lives because it is rooted in a verifiable vision expressing eternal principles that are publicly actionable in the here and now.

The Declaration of Independence states it pretty well -- this document despised by federal elites even as political mouthpieces are only to happy to co-opt its language for their insidious designs. It is the poison stealing the labelling of the cure.

The America that lives will turn away from the idolatry of the secular elites, the comforting religion of the freedom-haters, the fanatical "faith" of the totalitarians and their extremist corrupt privilege.

The Americans who live will turn to the reason for human dignity, to the rationale for wholistic freedom, to the verifiability of a Creator who acts into history, and to publicly actionable truth that liberates any who would grasp its hand, struggle to stand, and then walk proudly and humbly anew in a once-again great and powerful and compassionate land.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Spirit of 1776: List of Grievances Against 2016 GOP Establishment

By Rick Pearcey • July 4, 2016, 09:46 AM

Jeff Kuznicki writes at CR:

With zero intention of making light of the powerful rebuke that the Declaration of Independence was of government tyranny back in 1776, there may be a festering bill of particulars against the leadership of the Republican Party, and how their actions have quite possibly ensured decades of Leftist rule in America.

Read more.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Neo-Nazi Group Names Miss Hitler 2016

By Rick Pearcey • July 1, 2016, 09:52 AM

No, it isn't Hillary Clinton. Though there is an emphasis on secrecy, operating in the shadows, and empowering women.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Media Fail: Concealed Carry Averts Mass Shooting at SC Nightclub

By Rick Pearcey • June 30, 2016, 12:18 PM

At CR:

A mass shooting attempt at a night club in Spartanburg, SC, Sunday has received little to no national media attention.

Why? Because a man with a concealed carry permit was able to shoot the attacker in the leg and prevent further carnage. A good guy with a gun isn't juicy enough for the mainstream media outlets.

Make that the "so-called mainstream media." Because whatever "mainstream" "journalists" are up to these days, it has more to do with an extremism that hides facts and information that disrupt comforting liberal fairytales than about responsibly and factually reporting the news.

If you want to overcome evil with good, you have to stand up to it. Sometimes this means employing the proper force necessary to stop violence and save lives. And, of course, it means being equipped and prepared to do so.

This kind of engagement is good, is healthy, and is humane. It is taking responsibility for your life, and it is a very concrete way of showing love for friend, neighbor, and community.

Let's have more of that -- and an honest commitment to real reporting so that other people can learn and live.

- See more at: https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/06/unlikely-object-used-to-avert-mass-shooting-in-sc#sthash.Fxz0isbo.dpuf

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

High Court Executioners Protect "Right to Choose" . . . to Murder Your Child

By Rick Pearcey • June 29, 2016, 01:52 PM

William J. Olson and Herbert W. Titus at American Thinker discuss how "Monday's decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Texas demonstrates that the U.S. Supreme Court, as currently constituted, is committed to uphold the right to abortion, no matter what."

The U.S. is of course rooted in the verifiable and liberating truth that "all men are created equal" and are "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights" and "that among these are Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness."

Extremists against this enlightened American mainstream reject the rules of human freedom and dignity root and branch. Thus begins a dark and inhumane descent into intellectual and moral suicide, encouraged along the way by a kneejerk fanaticism that deprogresses people at literally breakneck speed.

You can hear the snip and snap in the aborcentration camps. St. Gosnell of the House of Horrors blesses the instruments of pain and the will to power. O Satan, won't you buy me a Lamborghini.

To help make it throught the night, and to calm sheep in the presence of wolves, extremist activists and lawless courts comfort themselves chanting the language of freedom and dignity.

Oh if words could liquidate the bloody mass. If only the opiate had power to save.

The executioners reject the only known adequate foundations of freedom and dignity even as abortion smokestacks weaponize the language of liberation to turn wombs into torture chambers and law into fascist playgrounds.

The legalization of crime makes the murder of offspring a way of life. Those without eyes rejoice in what they see.

But the dead cry out. Though shredded and incinerated, yet they cry out. Let justice flow down like a river.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Socialism in Practice Kills -- Venezuela Video, Graphic Content

By Rick Pearcey • June 28, 2016, 08:51 AM

Warning, this video by Matt Kibbe contains graphic content. In the video, Kibbe states:

It started several months ago. A man was accused of stealing $5. He was surounded by a mob of people. He was slashed, he was doused in gasoline, and he was set on fire.

Things in Caracas, Venezuela, have gotten much worse today. Moms are waiting in lines, literally collapsing, hoping for food that never arrives for their children.

Men and women are literally hunting cats and dogs, looking for some way, any way, to feed their families.

"This is socialism in practice," the video concludes. "Socialism kills."

  • otten so bad that it's almost unbelievable.
  • People are hunting cats and dogs for food, and a man was literally burned alive for stealing $5.
  • This is what socialism in practice looks like. It's poverty, starvation, and desperation.
  • - See more at: https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/06/watch-venezuela-part-2#sthash.0TGxBFqh.dpuf

    Monday, June 27, 2016

    Woodrow Wilson Center: "Giant Number of Refugees" Are Result of Climate Change

    By Rick Pearcey • June 27, 2016, 10:13 AM

    That's Right, Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls: "Climate Refugees."

    So says Jane Harmon, CEO of the Woodrow Wilson Center.

    And by the way, Jane Harmon, who is a woman, also says, "Women could hold . . . the keys to solving the climate challenge."

    And so, for example, there's reportedly a woman in Indonesia who wants to save the trees. 

    "My people regard the Earth as the human body," "Mama" Aleta Baun of Indonesia is quoted as saying. "Stone is our bone. Water is our blood. Land is our flesh. Forest is our hair. If one of them is taken away, we are paralyzed."

    For the national security of this woman and her people, they might not want this information to get out to potential enemies. Invaders might cut down a forest and paralyze a people's ability to defend itself.

    Friday, June 24, 2016

    Why I Renounced Islam, Allah, and Muhammad

    By Rick Pearcey • June 24, 2016, 10:23 AM

    Dr. Magid Rafizadeh tell his story at Frontpagemag.com and issues a "challenge to every Muslim."

    Thursday, June 23, 2016

    Trump Meets With More Than 1,000 Evangelical, Pro-Life Leaders

    By Rick Pearcey • June 23, 2016, 07:35 AM

    Lisa Bourne reports at LifeSiteNews:

    Over 1000 evangelical, pro-life and conservative leaders assembled for a closed-door meeting with Donald Trump Tuesday, ready to size up the presumptive GOP nominee and his commitment to issues of concern to faith-based voters.

    Originally planned as a private gathering of 400 social conservatives, "A Conversation About America's Future with Donald Trump" was organized by the Christian groups United in Purpose and My Faith Votes.

    Attendees of the invitation-only event were treated to a mixed bag of answers from Trump and came away with varied reactions.

    The event drew some 50,000 questions for Trump on topics such as religious freedom, homosexuality, abortion and Supreme Court appointees, submitted to organizers in advance.

    "Religious leaders heard responses to their liking from Trump in the areas of religious freedom and potential Supreme Court appointments, but some expressed concern afterwards that he didn't say enough on the life issue, and appeared to skirt other matters, including directly addressing threats to religious liberty via the advance of the gay rights agenda," LifeSiteNews reports.

    "This is the beginning of the conversation. Not the end," Tony Perkins of the Farmily Research Council said, according to LifeSiteNews.

    "Immediately after the meeting the Trump campaign announced a new evangelical executive advisory board, who will also lead a larger faith and cultural advisory committee, to be announced later in the month," LifeSiteNews reports.

    "While it remains to be seen whether evangelicals and other Christians will get behind the Trump candidacy," LifeSiteNews concludes its report, "the consensus at the end of the day was that Christians must unite and mobilize to exercise their substantive voting bloc, and conversations between them and Trump would continue over the months leading up to the election."

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    U.K. Girls Schools Instructed Not to Call Students "Girls"

    By Rick Pearcey • June 22, 2016, 10:11 AM

    "Teachers at a conference for U.K. girls' schools last week were instructed to call students 'pupils' instead of 'girls' so as to avoid offending the gender-confused," Mark Hodges reports at LifeSiteNews.

    No word yet on whether U.K. mathematicians should tell students that 2 apples plus 2 apples equals 4 apples so as to avoid offending the math-confused.

    There is word, however, that university physicists are instructing teachers not to tell students that "here" differs from "there" so as to avoid offending the spatially confused. 

    Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    Hollywood Liberals Unhinge After Senate Rejects Gun Control

    By Rick Pearcey • June 21, 2016, 11:39 AM

    The stars curse, they rant, they rave -- in utter alienation from the real world. Chris Pandolfo has the story at CR.

    Monday, June 20, 2016

    How Obama's Blackout on "Radical Islam" Leads to Dots Going Unconnected

    By Rick Pearcey • June 20, 2016, 10:10 AM

    From the NYPost:

    Here's a painful truth: Nearly 15 years after 9/11, US counterterror efforts failed to thwart the Orlando attacker. As they failed to prevent San Bernardino, Calif., Garland, Texas. Boston. Fort Hood . . .

    And yet, in every one of those cases, the feds had their chance. Is something hobbling federal counterterror efforts?

    Read more.

    Friday, June 17, 2016

    Horowitz on Hannity: Muslim Brotherhood Is Running Our National Security Policy

    By Rick Pearcey • June 17, 2016, 10:58 AM

    Chris Pandolfo writes at CR:

    Thursday on The Sean Hannity Show, Conservative Review Senior Editor Daniel Horowitz appeared as a guest to discuss the Obama administration's reckless refugee resettlement policy.

    Horowitz discussed the Obama administration's self-described "condensing" of the refugee vetting process -- a shortening of the time it takes to vet the refugees with the end goal of accepting as many refugees as possible.

    Not only is the vetting process not working properly, but there are Obama administration officials with ties to groups like the Muslim Brotherhood overseeing the process.

    "We are allowing the terrorist sympathizers and supporters, the foxes to guard the hen-house," CR quotes Horowitz saying on the Hannity show. .

    "Further, the presumptive Democratic Party nominee for president Hillary Clinton has accepted over $20 million in donations from Saudi Arabia, a regime that abuses women and kills homosexuals," Pandolfo writes. 

    How does all of this impact Americans? "The ruling class has conflicts of interest in our national security policy, and they are making Americans less safe," Pandolfo concludes.

    Thursday, June 16, 2016

    Muslim Privilege Killed 49 People in Orlando

    By Rick Pearcey • June 16, 2016, 09:08 AM

    Daniel Greenfield writes at Frontpagemag:

    There is a direct line between Omar's Muslim privilege and the Pulse massacre.

    Omar Mateen's Muslim privilege protected him from consequences. While the media studiously paints the image of a beleaguered population of American Muslims suffering the stigma of constant suspicion, Omar's Muslim background actually served as a shield and excused behavior that would have been unacceptable for anyone else.

    Omar Mateen's Muslim privilege shielded him until he was actually murdering non-Muslims.

    And Omar's case is not unique. The Fort Hood killer, Nidal Hasan, handed out business cards announcing that he was a Jihadist. He delivered a presentation justifying suicide bombings, but no action was taken.

    Like Omar, the FBI was aware of Hasan. It knew that he was talking to Al Qaeda bigwig Anwar Al-Awlaki, yet nothing was done. Instead of worrying about his future victims, the FBI was concerned that investigating him and interviewing him would "harm Hasan's career."

    And we might note, Mr. Obama, that "Omar wasn’t radicalized by the 'internet'," Greenfield continues.

    Rather, "he got his ideas from Islamic clerics who got their ideas from Islam. He was 'radicalized' by the holiest texts of Islam. Just like every other Muslim terrorist. His actions weren't "senseless" or "nihilistic," he was acting out the Muslim privilege of a bigoted ideology."

    Read more.

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    Imam "Facetiously" Tells Fox News Host "Some Journalists Need to Be Beheaded"

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

    Tre Goins-Phillips reports at The Blaze:

    Imam Abu Taubah, whose real name is Marcus Robertson, believes "some journalists need to be beheaded," a bold statement he insisted was said "facetiously."

    Speaking Tuesday with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren about the deadly Orlando terrorist attack, which he condemned, Taubah suggested the fact that radical Islamists behead American reporters, like James Foley, is not the U.S.'s business.

    "I believe some journalists need to be beheaded," he said, "but I wouldn’t have done that."

    "Don’t we have our own problems here?" he asked. "Is it our business?"

    "He told Van Susteren he does not believe the U.S. should do anything about the fact that radicals in the Middle East are beheading people, to include Americans," the Blaze reports.

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016

    Breaking News: Obama Is Out of His Mind

    By Rick Pearcey • June 14, 2016, 09:32 AM

    As noted by the ever-subtle wallflower and radio/TV talk show host Mark Levin, here.

    Monday, June 13, 2016

    Flashback: ISIS Leader to USA: "Soon We Will Be in Direct Confrontation"

    By Rick Pearcey • June 13, 2016, 10:46 AM

    Terry Jeffrey writes at CNSNews.com:

    Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), issued a rare audio message back on January 21 in which he flatly stated his group's intention to march on Baghdad and move into "direct confrontation" with the United States.

    "Our last message is to the Americans. Soon we will be in direct confrontation, and the sons of Islam have prepared for such a day," Baghdadi said.

    Read more.

    Friday, June 10, 2016

    Explosive Video: "Trusted" Google Is Rigging Search Results to Favor Election of Hillary Clinton

    By Rick Pearcey • June 10, 2016, 12:56 PM

    Allum Bokhari writes at Breitbart:

    Earlier this week, we reported on accusations that Google is in cahoots with the Clinton campaign.

    Now, an explosive video from SourceFed claims that the company -- which holds a virtual monopoly on search -- is actively altering search recommendations in favour of the presumptive Democratic nominee.

    In this video, Matt Lieberman of SourceFed presents evidence (and answers objections) supporting the finding that "Google is burying potential searches for terms that could have hurt Hillary Clinton in the primary elections over the past several months by manipulating recommendations on their site."

    The video notes a "stunning number of links" between Google and the Clinton campaign and states that these links "all stem" from "one particular person."

    That person, Lieberman explains, is  "Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet, Inc."

    Schmidt is "also the former head of Google" and a "major funder of The Groundwork . . . ," which is an "investment by Schmidt to ensure that Hillary Clinton has the technological and engineering prowess to win the election," Lieberman states.

    In addition, the Clinton campaign's "chief technology officer" is Stephanie Hannon, who is a "former Google executive."

    These connections, Lieberman continues, "showcase a man who has a clear and invested interest in how our country is run and is actively funding one candidate to run it while the company he advises is warping search results in her favor.

    Does this warping, this manipulation make any real difference in election outcomes?

    "In fact, it really, really does," states Lieberman, citing the research of Dr. Robert Epstein of the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology (based in Vista, California).

    With reference to what is termed "voter manipulation power," Epstein is quoted as saying that "Google could determine the outcome of upwards of 25 percent of all national elections."

    "What we have discovered about Google's potential actions is shocking and deeply disturbing," Lieberman concludes. "I no longer have the trust that I once did in the company at large and what they are meant to represent."

    Go here to watch Matt Lieberman of SourceFed make the case that Google has been "actively altering search recommendations in favor of Hillary Clinton's campaign."

    Thursday, June 9, 2016

    Rev. Graham: "I Hope" Schools "Defy" Extremist Obama's Promotion of "Sin of Homosexuality," the "LGBT Agenda"

    By Rick Pearcey • June 9, 2016, 10:07 AM

    Michael Chapman at CNSNews.com reports on Graham's remarks:

    "Who does President Barack Obama think he is? The sultan of Washington?" said Rev. Graham on a May 13 post on Facebook

    "Does he think he can just make a 'decree' and we will bow down and simply obey?" said Rev. Graham, the son of pastor Billy Graham.

    “The decree he released . . . says that all schools across the country have to allow students to choose the restrooms and locker rooms according to 'their internal sense of gender,'" explained the evangelist.  “If schools don’t comply, he threatens loss of funding and lawsuits from the federal government."

    "What about the privacy and protection of all the other students?" Graham asked. "Isn't this discrimination against all of them? This opens up bathrooms to sexual predators and perverts. A decree does not carry the force of law -- that's the job of Congress."

    Said Graham: "I hope that school districts across this nation will defy President Obama and his administration's radical progressive agenda to promote and advance the sin of homosexuality and the LGBT agenda."

    Wednesday, June 8, 2016

    "Transgenderism" Added to Kindergarten Curriculum

    By Rick Pearcey • June 8, 2016, 09:00 AM

    "Students as young as five years old -- kindergartners -- are going to be taught about the ins and outs of 'transgenderism' in all public schools in Washington, beginning in the fall 2017 semester," Cheryl Chumley reports at WND.

    In fact, no child of any age should be subjected to extremist "transgender" propaganda.

    But if parents really want to protect their children from systematic fanaticism now, and if they want protect their nation from the enslaving impact of systematic fanaticism after their children have been thoroughly indoctrinated and radicalized, they would do well to insist upon parental responsibility and authority over the education of those who, after all, are in fact their children.

    And that needs to happen now, if not yesterday. Forever end the monopoly and the failure of state control over education.