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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Dick Morris: Jeb Bush Can't Win

By Rick Pearcey • October 6, 2015, 07:18 AM

Dick Morris writes:

Say what you will about Trump, Carson, Carly, Rubio, Cruz, Huckabee, Kasich, Christie or even Rand, they are stand-out personalities with compelling positions and features. 
By comparison, Jeb just blends into the background, looking like a less-interesting hybrid of his father and brother.

"Jeb deserves his current 4 percent vote share in the latest Pew Research poll," Morris concludes. "He is not a winner."

Read the entire column here.

Monday, October 5, 2015

NYC Police Ignore Muslim Brotherhood Assault on Streets of New York -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • October 5, 2015, 09:37 AM

Joe Herring and Dr. Mark Christian write at American Thinker:

New York City residents were treated to a glimpse of their (and our!) future recently when Egyptian journalists in town to cover the visit of Egyptian president Al-Sisi to the U.N. were assaulted by Muslim Brotherhood agents -- in full view of New York City police.

The journalists were assaulted verbally and physically while New York’s finest looked on, deigning to intervene in much the same way a schoolteacher does with a recalcitrant student -- tut-tutting and tsk-tsking -- rather than apprehending and jailing the violent assaulters as one would expect on the streets of an American city.

"In the end, after clearly committing crimes of personal violence, the attackers were sent on their way," Herring and Christian writes. "Not arrested.  Not detained.  Simply allowed to wander off, their intimidation attack successful and unchallenged."

Here is video of the altercation.

Read the entire article at American Thinker. 

Friday, October 2, 2015

Houston Moms Taking Up Firearms Training to Protect Their Families

By Rick Pearcey • October 2, 2015, 12:24 PM

Matt Vespa writes at Townhall:

Mothers in the Houston area are concerned by the 50 break-ins that have occurred in their community. So, they’re doing what many moms would do to protect their families; they’re undergoing firearms training.

Here's a video report at KPRC-TV news.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

FBI: Gun Murders Continue to Fall

By Rick Pearcey • October 1, 2015, 09:36 AM

Stephen Gutowski reports at FreeBeacon.com:

A report published by the FBI on Monday shows that gun murders and other violent crimes continued to fall in 2014.

The FBI Crime in the United States report found 8,124 murders committed with firearms in 2014, down from 8,454 in 2013. That represents a 3.9 percent drop year over year and the lowest rate of any year included in the report.

"The gun prohibition lobby and Michael Bloomberg and friends must be choking on this huge drop in homicides,” the Free Beacon quotes Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation as saying. 

"They have been claiming that we have a 'gun violence' epidemic. What we have are a record number of new gun sales and owners over the past few years which has translated into more guns less violent crime," Gottlieb said, according to the Free Beacon.

"It is time for people like Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton to admit that guns save lives," Gottlieb said, the Free Beacon reports.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood Caught in a Lie to Congress

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

U.S. House Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood in Wake of Baby Parts Scandal
Why Pro-Abortion Is Anti-Science

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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

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

CNSNews.com reports:

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

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

Monday, September 28, 2015

Why Are We Still Listening to Karl Rove?

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

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

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Nancy Pearcey on Breitbart News Saturday Radio

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

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

Friday, September 25, 2015

John Boehner to Resign

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

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

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

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

Joe Kaufman writes at Frontpagemag.com:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, September 24, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Christian Jailed for Praying Dies After Officials Deny Diabetes Medication

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

The U.K. Express reports:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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

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

Melanie Hunter reports at CNSNews.com:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Carson: "Stop Listening to These People Who Tell Us We Cannot Talk About God"
Carson: "Many Republican Politicians "Are just like the Democrats"

Monday, September 21, 2015

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

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

Mark Hodges reports at LifeSiteNews.com:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here is the Supreme Court Oath of Office:  

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

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

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

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

Bravo, Tennessee legislators. Let freedom ring.

Kim Davis: Modern Day Rosa Parks
Huckabee Schools Stephanopoulos on Kim Davis's Proper and Legal Defiance
The Revolt of Intelligence Against "Marriage Equality"

Friday, September 18, 2015

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

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

Dustin Siggins reports at LifeSiteNews.com:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read more here.

Why Pro-Abortion Is Anti-Science
New Planned P'hood Video Transcript: Nurse Admits It "Fun" to Dissect Dead Babies
Aborto-Fascism and Free-Market Homicide

Thursday, September 17, 2015

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

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

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

* Trump: 54%

* Fiorina: 20%

* Cruz, Rubio: 6%

* Carson, Paul: 4%

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

GOP Debate: Trump Is the Target

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

GOP Debate: Trump Is the Target

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watch the CNN GOP presidential debate here.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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

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

Matthew Vadum writes at Frontpagemag.com:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exposing Black Lives Matter Movement for What It Is: Promotion of Cop Killing
The Profound Racism of Black Lives Matter
How to Have a Race War

Monday, September 14, 2015

Kim Davis: Modern-Day Rosa Parks

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

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

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

Read more here.

Huckabee Schools Stephanopoulos on Kim Davis's Proper and Legal Defiance
Kim Davis Lesson: Don't Just Pray. Fight Back
The Revolt of Intelligence Against "Marriage Equality"

Friday, September 11, 2015

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

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

Susan Berry reports at Breitbart.com:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why Pro-Abortion Is Anti-Science, by Nancy Pearcey
Abortofascism and Free-Market Homicide, by J. Richard Pearcey
Remove Our Names: "Corporate Donors" Flee Sickening Planned Parenthood

Thursday, September 10, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What's your response?

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

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

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

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

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

Stephanopoulos: How so?

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

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


Huckabee: And this is why I think --

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

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

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

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

Huckabee: No, it’s not.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Video clip begins)

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

(Video clip ends)

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

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

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

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

Huckabee: -- if we -- listen --

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

Huckabee: OK.

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

So would you resign rather than carry out those policies?

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

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

George, let me --

Stephanopoulos: So you would reverse that?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stephanopoulos: Yes.

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

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

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Politico: Boehner's Future as Speaker in Doubt

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

At Politico:

Something has changed for John Boehner.

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

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

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

Rep. Steve King: I Will Not Vote for Boehner as Speaker
Lee Leads, Boehner Cowers
Tea Party to Boehner: Your Time Is Up

Monday, September 7, 2015

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

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

Matthew Boyle writes at Breitbart.com:

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

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

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

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

Read more.

Friday, September 4, 2015

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

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

Cheryl Chumley reports at WND:

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

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

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


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

Homoesex "Marriage" Opens Door to Unlimited Statism
The Revolt of Intelligence Against "Marriage Equality"
"God's Authority": KY Clerk Refuses to Issue License for Phony Homosex "Marriage" After Losing High Court Fight

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Haiti Fraudster Had Line to Clinton at State Department

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

Alana Goodman reports at Free Beacon:

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

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

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

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

Truth Catching Up to Hillary Clinton
CNN, Politico, WPost, NYT Bury Hillary Clinton Email Bombshell
Hillary Reverses Course: I Proudly Stand With Planned Parenthood

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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

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

Katie Pavlich writes at Townhall:

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

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

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

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

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

Read more here.

How to Have a Race War
The Profound Racism of "Black Lives Matter"
Did Black Lives Matter Organizer Mislead Oprah by Pretending to Be Biracial?

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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

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

At the Blaze:

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

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

You can read about it in the Declaration of Independence.

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

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

Now back to that story in the Blaze:

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

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

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

Well done, Miss Kim.

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

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

These politically correct homofascists need to get a clue.

Meanwhile, people who think for themselves revolt.

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

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

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

Monday, August 31, 2015

Students Risk Failing Grades for Saying "Male," "Female," "Illegal Alien"

By Rick Pearcey • August 31, 2015, 07:10 AM

Peter Hasson reports at Campus Reform:

Multiple professors at Washington State University have explicitly told students their grades will suffer if they use terms such as "illegal alien," "male," and "female," or if they fail to "defer" to non-white students.

And by all means, students, never, ever think for yourself or question authority, professorial or otherwise.

Or you can stand up. Be a human being. Refuse to submit to the coercive establishment. And stop funding campus oppression.

Don't Think, Just Agree: The Closing of the Campus Mind
School District: No More "Boys" and "Girls" -- That's Judgmental

Friday, August 28, 2015

Report: LGBT Rainbow Hate-Flag Found in Journalist-Murderer's Virginia Apartment

By Rick Pearcey • August 28, 2015, 09:55 AM

John Nolte writes at Breitbart.com:

The Daily Telegraph has learned that "police reportedly confiscated a gay pride flag" from the apartment of Vester Lee Flanagan Wednesday. In an apparent hate crime, Flanagan is the 41 year-old black journalist who murdered two white Virginia reporters on live television Wednesday morning before turning his gun on himself.

In a manifesto faxed to ABC News, Flanagan, an Obama-supporter, claimed that his motive involved a "race war." Flanagan was black and gay and apparently angered by the fact that he had been a victim of racism and homophobia at the hands of "black men and white women."

Both of Flanagan's intended victims were straight.

The gay pride rainbow flag reportedly found in Flanagan’s apartment is seen by many as a symbol of anti-Christian hate.

"After a white racist terrorist in South Carolina murdered nine innocent black churchgoers, photos of the racist with the Confederate Flag resulted in a media frenzy to ban the flag," Nolte continues.

"Like the Confederate flag, the provocative gay pride flag, a symbol of religious oppression, has flown on government property, Nolte writes. "The Confederate Flag has since been taken down in South Carolina."

But "thus far," Nolte concludes, "other than a mention in the Telegraph, the media has not reported on the fact that Flanagan might have owned the LGBT rainbow hate-flag."

Shame! Fascist Oregon Fines Christian Bakery, Then Tells Them to Shut Up
The Revolt of Intelligence Against "Marriage Equality," by J. Richard Pearcey

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Join Nancy Pearcey for Focus on the Family Radio Recording

By Rick Pearcey • August 27, 2015, 11:17 AM

Today Pearcey Report editor at large Nancy Pearcey will be a guest on a Focus on the Family Radio event at Asbury University, which is near Lexington, KY. 

And, by the way, you are invited to become part of this event. The Asbury U website states:

All members of the Asbury community — students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends — are invited to be part of the studio audience for the Daily Broadcast on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Co-host John Fuller and special guest Nancy Pearcey, a well-known author and professor of apologetics at Houston Baptist University, will join Daly for the episode, titled “Examining Worldviews to Find the Truth.”

The event is free, but due to limited seating, tickets are required. Tickets are available online at: asbury.edu/FoF2015.

To listen to Focus on the Family radio programs, please go here.

For info on Nancy's new book, Finding Truth: Unmasking Atheism, Secularism and Other God Substitutes, go here.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Socialists Cause Famine in "Breadbasket" of Africa

By Rick Pearcey • August 26, 2015, 09:04 AM

Andre Walker writes: 

Around 1.5m people are facing severe shortages of food this year in Zimbabwe, the country once known as the "breadbasket of Africa." The World Food Programme (WFP) announced the shortages, blaming a fall in maize production, according to the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Officially the reason for the fall in maize production is a drought that has affected a number of countries in the region. But the reality is far more sinister: Zimbabwe is in the grip of a nasty Socialist dictatorship that is as incompetent as it is corrupt.

Read the whole column at Townhall.

Obama Toasts Failed African Socialist
I Lived Socialism: A False Ideology Against Guns, Gold, God

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ex-Satanist: Babies Ritually Aborted for Devil

By Rick Pearcey • August 25, 2015, 10:11 AM

Leo Hohmann writes at WND:

Zachary King remembers the day well. It was in 1982. He was young, rebellious and dabbling in the occult

But on that day, he would make the transition from novice to the deeper things of Satan.

"I had just turned 14, and they told me there was going to be a sex party in someone’s house and all the males in the coven were going to sleep with this woman," recalls King, now 47 and a pro-life activist living in Florida.

"The purpose of the party was to get her pregnant, and then nine months later we were going to be doing an abortion."  

"The word abortion was something he’d only heard once before," King recalls, according to Hohmann. "It was used by his mother in a whispered tone."

King says he "went home and looked it up in the dictionary," but "that didn’t really explain it. So I went to the library, and I found whole books which had so much information I couldn't grasp it all."

Then he went to his "coven and asked an older guy, 'What is an abortion?'

"He said, 'We say a spell, and there is a baby in its mother's womb and we kill it'," according to Hohmann.

Read the whole story at WND.

Reactionary Satanists "Waterboard" Women in Planned Parenthood Counter-Protest
"Hail Satan!": Wendy Davis Supporter Hurls Molotov Cocktail at Pro-Lifers

Monday, August 24, 2015

Reactionary Satanists "Waterboard" Women in Planned Parenthood Counter-Protest

By Rick Pearcey • August 24, 2015, 11:59 AM

Barbara Boland reports at the Washington Examiner:

Satan worshipers launched a counter-protest against pro-lifers outside the Detriot and Ferndale, Michigan, Planned Parenthood locations Saturday.

Clad in black robes, members of the Satanic Temple of Detriot drenched bound women with milk, simulating water-boarding to "illustrate the theocratic agenda imposed upon female bodies." The milk symbolized breast milk, one of the protest organizers explained on Facebook.

The group attached a symbol of their temple to the American flag and held up a sign that read, "America is not a theocracy. End forced motherhood."

Unfortunately for this Satanic propaganda campaign, the fact is that America is a nation rooted in a verifiable, knowable Creator who welcomes questions ("test everything") and has endowed human beings with "unalienable rights," among them the rights to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," the anti-Satanist Declaration of Independence states.

"Members of the Satanic Temple drew inspiration for their 'political theatre' from the nationwide anti-Planned Parenthood protests Saturday," the Examiner reports. "Tens of thousands showed up to protest Planned Parenthood at over 300 locations across the country after a series of undercover videos revealed the abortion giant was harvesting and selling fetal organs and tissue," according to the Examiner.

"The pro-life protesters hope to end Federal taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood, which currently receives over half a billion dollars per year. Michigan state senators, some of whom appeared at the protests Saturday, have launched their own bill to defund the organization," the Examiner reports.

"The Satanic Temple strongly opposes the promotion of misinformation and believes that all people are entitled to make informed decisions about their health, family and future without coercion," the Examiner quotes the group's website as as saying.

Satanists "consider our action a form of worship; the rejection of tyranny is an affirmation of selfhood. So long as perverted theocratic systems of power attempt to manipulate our communities and distort truths for political gain, we will rebel," the Satanist website also states, according to the Examiner.

"Satan worshipers believe that 'Satan is representative of the eternal rebel, enlightened inquiry and personal freedom,' proclaims the Satanic Temple's web site," the Examiner reports.

The Satanist position faces several difficulties, let us say. "Eternal rebel"? Not quite, because Satan is a creature and therefore is not the "eternal" anything.

"Rebel"? OK, but against what? Well, against what truly is enlightened inquiry -- to be more precise, enlightened inquiry into the inhumanity of Planned Parenthood's murdering of pre-born human beings and harvesting their body parts for profit.

Actually, these Satanist folks are reactionaries -- relying on ignorance and sloganeering to deny, among other things, the "personal freedom" of innocent human life. After, one cannot practice "personal freedom" if one is killed in the womb.

Instead of anti-science Satanism and its reactionary superstitions, far better to embrace knowledge, wisdom, ethics, and humanity living in liberating community with God and neighbor. That is a vision for humanness and freedom.

By the way, I'm all for "eternal rebellion" if that means resisting and overcoming any dehumanizing idol (like Satan, for example) that rises up in opposition to the good, the true, and the beautiful.

As I have written elsewhere: "There is a sense in which" human beings are in fact "hardwired to rebel -- not against good, but against evil. Not against life in community with our Creator and our neighbor, but agains that which, if not resisted, alienates us from the good, the true, and the beautiful -- including freedom. So of course a creature destine for freedom is a creature of resistance against tyranny, and so the founders in the Declaration affirm the 'right' and 'duty' to 'throw off' a government has as it 'direct object . . . the establishment of an absolute tyranny'."

And while we're at, let's throw off the unenlightened reactionary superstitions of Satanic propaganda. Saving the "least of these" from an experience far worse than water-boarding is on the right side both history and humanity. If the Satanists are upset, you might be doing something right.

"Hail Satan!": Wendy Davis Supporter Hurls Molotov Cocktail at Pro-Lifers
New Planned P'hood Transcript: Nurse Admits "It's Fun" to Dissect Dead Babies

Friday, August 21, 2015

Why "Progessives" Are Wrong to Revere Racist Margaret Sanger

By Rick Pearcey • August 21, 2015, 11:02 AM

"Margaret Sanger is a saint in the feminist church," writes political science professor Paul Kengor. "She is a charter member of the progressive hall of fame. Liberals revere this woman who preached "race improvement" and denounced what she called "human weeds."

Read more at The Daily Signal.

When Abortion Icon Margaret Sanger Spoke to the KKK
Planned Parenthood Created for "Poplulation Control" of U.S. Blacks: Sen. Ted Cruz's Dad

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Video: Trump, Politically Correct Reporter Spar Over "Offensive" Term "Anchor Baby"

By Rick Pearcey • August 20, 2015, 11:10 AM

"Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump debated the use of the term anchor baby with a reporter at a press conference in New Hampshire on Wednesday," Ian Hanchett reports at Breitbart.com.

"Trump was asked, 'You said that you have a big heart, and that you're not mean-spirited. Are you aware that the term anchor baby, that's an offensive term? People find that hurtful'," Breitbart reports.

According to Breitbart, "Trump responded, 'You mean it's not politically correct, and yet everybody uses it?' He then suggested the reporter give him a different term to use, to which the reporter suggested, 'The American-born [children] of undocumented immigrants.' Trump said in response, 'I’ll use the word anchor baby'."

Comment: Well done, Donald. I, for one, am a bit "offended" that "journalists" seem to think their job is to pose as reporters while helping to impose a regime of political correctness -- which is little more than propaganda serving the dictatorship of an oppressive secular progressive elite.

Please, Mr. and Missus reporter: Stop with the posturing and propaganda. Instead, try serving human freedom and dignity by being honest reporters. You want "change"? That would be a massive advance in positive change.

Read the story and watch the video here.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Did Black Lives Matter Organizer Shaun King Mislead Oprah by Pretending to Be Biracial?

By Rick Pearcey • August 19, 2015, 10:03 AM

Milo Yiannopoulos reports at Breitbart.com:

An investigative blogger has accused Shaun King, a key figure in the Black Lives Matter movement, of misleading media icon Oprah Winfrey by pretending to be biracial in order to qualify for an "Oprah scholarship" to historically black Morehouse College. The blogger says King is white and has been lying about his ethnicity for years. . . .

[I]n recent weeks, rumours have been circulating about his ethnicity. A 1995 police incident report lists Shaun King’s ethnicity as white. And blogger Vicki Pate, who has been assembling forensic accounts of Shaun King’s background and family tree on her blog, "Re-NewsIt!," has published her findings.

Pate "told Breitbart last night that King has never denied her accusations," Yiannopoulos reports.

"Shaun King has not denied the story to me, or anyone else, as far as I know," Pate is quoted as telling Breitbart.com. "Whenever it is mentioned on Twitter, he simply blocks whoever is asking and reports them for 'harassment.' He did reply to one person but only to say, 'Haters gonna hate.' I myself have been suspended from Twitter just for posing the question," Pate says, according to Breitbart.com.

"King did not return mutiple requests for comment via email and social media. He has since blocked us, too," Breitbart.com reports.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Carson: "Stop Listening to These People Who Tell Us We Cannot Talk About God"

By Rick Pearcey • August 18, 2015, 11:50 AM

Patrick Goodenough reports at CNSNews.com:

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson won an enthusiastic response from an audience at the Iowa State Fair Sunday as he called for Americans to unify to confront problems facing the nation -- and made a fervent case for talking about God.

"We have to stop listening to these people who tell us that we cannot talk about God, we cannot talk about our faith," the retired neurosurgeon said.

"I wonder, do they realize that our founding document, our Declaration of Independence, talks about certain inalienable rights given to us by our Creator -- aka God?” he asked.

"Carson went on to note the key references to God in the pledge of allegiance, on the walls of U.S. courtrooms, and on coins and banknotes," CNSNews reports.

“So, if it's in our founding documents, it's in our pledge, it's in our courts and it's on our money, but we're not supposed to talk about it, what in the world is that?” Carson is quoted as saying. "In medicine we call it schizophrenia, a form of craziness."

According to CNSNews, the GOP 2016 presidential hopeful also said "it was time for Americans 'to realize that there's nothing wrong with living by godly principles -- of loving your fellow man, caring about your neighbor, developing your God-given talents to the utmost so that you become valuable to the people around you, having values and principles that govern your life."

“And if we do that,” Carson said, "not only will we remain a pinnacle nation, but we will truly have one nation, under God."

"Carson in his remarks underscored the fact that he is 'not a politician'," CNSNews reports. As such, Carson said that unlike others aiming for the nation's highest elective office, he is not trying to "get re-elected; I want to save our nation."

Carson: Many Republican Politicians "Are Just Like the Democrats"
How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War, by J. Richard Pearcey

Monday, August 17, 2015

Ted Cruz Laughs at Reporter's Iran Question, Then Responds Bluntly

By Rick Pearcey • August 17, 2015, 01:49 PM

Among other things, Cruz of Texas said: "If there's one principle that history has taught us, it is that if someone tells you they want to kill you, believe them."

Read the news story and watch the video here.

NYT Caves, Places Ted Cruz's Book A Time for Truth on Bestseller List
Romney-Style Republican Won't Win White House in 2016

Friday, August 14, 2015

Christian Defies Rogue Court: "I'm Not Going to Make Same-Sex Wedding Cakes"

By Rick Pearcey • August 14, 2015, 10:29 AM

"It's not up to the courts to decide what marriage is," said Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop. "It's up to God to decide that. If we are living in obedience to Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Bible, we are on the right side of history -- no matter what they say."

Read the entire story by Todd Starnes.

Fox Sports Sue for Anti-Religious Discrimination After Firing Football Analyst for Views on Homosex "Marriage"
The Revolt of Intelligence Against "Marriage Equality"
Shame! Fascist Oregon Fines Christian Bakery, Then Tells Them to Shut Up

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Truth Is Catching Up to Hillary Rodham Clinton

By Rick Pearcey • August 13, 2015, 07:24 AM

"Hillary Clinton’s spinmeisters are working overtime to deal with the latest developments in her ongoing e-mail scandal," Joseph Klein writes at Frontpagemag.com.

"They have an increasingly tough road to hoe as the Clinton cover-up begins to unravel."

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

CNN, Politico, WPost, NYT Bury Hillary Clinton Email Bombshell

By Rick Pearcey • August 12, 2015, 11:38 AM

John Nolte writes at Breitbart.com:

Tuesday night the bombshell news hit that Democrat presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton turned over her rogue email server to authorities and that the Inspector General found that, despite Clinton saying the complete opposite was true just a few months ago, two highly classified documents were in fact found in her emails and therefore on an unsecured server located in her New York home.

It is crucial to note that those 2 are only part of a very small sample size of the thousands of emails Hillary turned over.

Nevertheless, in an obvious effort to protect the White House for Democrats, much of the left-wing media (that identifies as objective) are noticeably downplaying and even burying this objectively huge news.

"No Comment": NBC Covers Up Evidence of Immigration Crime Wave
New York Times Caves, Places Ted Cruz's A Time for Truth on Bestseller List
Albert Camus on Politicians and the Purpose of Journalism

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Walter E. Williams: Academic Fascism

By Rick Pearcey • August 11, 2015, 10:26 AM

Walter Williams writes in a column published today:

From the Nazis to the Stalinists, tyrants have always started out supporting free speech, and why is easy to understand.

Speech is vital for the realization of their goals of command, control and confiscation. Free speech is a basic tool for indoctrination, propagandizing, proselytization. Once the leftists gain control, as they have at many universities, free speech becomes a liability and must be suppressed. This is increasingly the case on university campuses.

Williams supports his thesis with examles from the University of California, Harvard, Oberlin College, Vassar, Azusa Pacific, and Brandeis University and then writes:

Western values of liberty are under ruthless attack by the academic elite on college campuses across America. These people want to replace personal liberty with government control; they want to replace equality before the law with entitlement. As such, they pose a far greater threat to our way of life than any terrorist organization or rogue nation. Leftist ideas are a cancer on our society.

"Ironically," Williams concludes, "we not only are timid in response, but also nourish those ideas with our tax dollars and charitable donations."

There is no humane reason to support this kind of oppressive agenda that poses as liberation but ends in unfreedom. Far better to "test everything."

Monday, August 10, 2015

Down the Memory Hole? Question About Jeb Bush's Planned Parenthood Funding Disappears From Debate Transcripts

By Rick Pearcey • August 10, 2015, 02:42 PM

Ben Johnson reports at LifeSiteNews.com:

Journalists have long refused to report the negative side of the abortion industry. Now, the mainstream media have been accused of going one step further: removing mentions of Planned Parenthood funding from the transcripts of the first Republican presidential debate.

Megyn Kelly asked Jeb Bush a probing question about his decision to serve nearly five years on a philanthropy that gave millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood, during the Fox News Channel's prime time debate on Thursday. Yet all trace of that question has disappeared from numerous "full" debate transcripts posted by the nation's foremost media websites.

"Jeb Bush served as a founding director of the Bloomberg Family Foundation (now known as the Bloomberg Philanthropies) from 2010 until the end of 2014. While he was responsible for providing oversight, the tax-exempt foundation announced a $50 million family planning grant that included a global partnership with Planned Parenthood to overturn pro-life laws around the world," LifeSiteNews reports.

Kelly asked Bush: "How could you not know about these well-publicized donations? And if you did know, how could you help a charity so openly committed to abortion rights?"

Rather than answer Kelly's question, "Bush responded by speaking about his pro-life record as governor of Florida," Johnson reports for LifeSiteNews. And "when asked a second time, Bush replied, 'I didn’t know, but it doesn’t matter',"

But, of course, it does matter.

"Last Friday night, several members of a voters panel told Kelly that they did not believe Bush was telling the truth about not knowing about the grants," LifeSiteNews reports.

In addition, according to LifeSiteNews, one person on the panel "said that if Jeb did not know, it was a major oversight." Another panelist said Bush "flat-out lied," LifeSiteNews reports. 

And yet, "despite the audience's reaction and two days of sustained coverage on Fox, the question does not appear in debate transcripts posted online by The Washington Post, CBS News, and Time magazine," LifeSiteNews reports.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Obama on Comparing GOP to Iranian Hardliners: "What I Said Is Absolutely True"

By Rick Pearcey • August 7, 2015, 02:18 PM

Pam Key reports at Breitbart.com:

CNN’s New Day on Friday highlighted a clip from President Barack Obama’s interview with Fareed Zakaria set to air in its entirety Sunday in which the president doubles down on his remarks from earlier in the week when he declared Iranian hardliners chanting "death to America" were "making commom cause" with Republicans.

"What I said is absolutely true factually. The truth of the matter is inside of Iran, the people most opposed to the deal are the Revolutionary Guard, the Quds Force, hardliners are opposed to any cooperation with the international community. The reason that Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and the rest of the folks in his caucus who oppose this -- jumped out and opposed it before they even read it, before it was even posted is reflective of an ideological commitment not to get a deal done. In that sense they have a lot in common with hardliners who are much more satisfied with the status quo," Obama said, according to Breitbart.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Watch 1st GOP Presidential Primary Debates

By Rick Pearcey • August 6, 2015, 01:42 PM

The primetime debate featuring the top tier (according to current polling) GOP presidential hopefuls begins at 9 pm ET. This group includes Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, and John Kasich.

The earlier debate, featuring 2nd-tier candidates, airs at 5 pm ET. This group includes Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Jim Gilmore.

Watch on Fox News cable or online here.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

FBI Alert: "Middle-Eastern Males Approaching Families" of Military

By Rick Pearcey • August 5, 2015, 03:18 PM

Oliver Darcy reports at the Blaze:

The Denver division of the FBI issued an alert to law enforcement in Colorado and Wyoming over suspicious behavior from "Middle-Eastern males" who have approached families members of military personnel in recent weeks.

The bulletin, issued in July but only attracting attention in recent days, cited an incident when the wife of a military member was "approached in front of her home by Middle-Eastern males" who told her that she was "the wife of a US interrogator." The alert said when the woman denied the claim the "men laughed." The individuals eventually left the area, but were seen in the area on other occasions, according to the bulletin.

"The FBI added that similar incidents were reported in Wyoming throughout June," the Blaze reports.

"On numerous occasions family members of military personnel were confronted by Middle Eastern males in front of their homes," the Blaze quotes the alert as saying.

"The males have attempted to obtain personal information about the military men’s family members through intimidation," the FBI alert states, according to the Blaze.

"The FBI said in the bulletin that the men have not been identified and urged individuals to report 'concerning additional incidents," the Blaze reports.

Who might be behind this intimidation? "The Islamic State terror group has on several occasions threatened to strike military members in their homes," the Blaze states.

"In March, a group calling itself the 'Islamic State Hacking Division' posted a list of addresses purportedly belonging to approximately 100 military members. The group called for their beheadings, saying it leaked the information 'so that our bothers residing in America can deal with you'," according to the Blaze.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

New Planned P'hood Transcript: Nurse Admits "It's Fun" to Dissect Dead Babies

By Rick Pearcey • August 4, 2015, 04:13 PM

Blake Neff reports at the Daily Caller:

The transcript accompanying the latest undercover Planned Parenthood video has an employee of the group admit she finds it "fun" to dissect fetuses for their organs and would "enjoy" the opportunity to do it on behalf of fetal tissue purchasers.

The exchange isn’t included in the 15-minute edited video released Tuesday by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), but is instead buried deep in the 119-page transcript accompanying it (a full-footage version of the video hasn’t been released yet).

In the exchange, Melissa Farrell, director of research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, admits she and her co-worker would find it enjoyable if a tissue buyer wanted them to dissect dead fetuses for parts.

"It would be exciting too if you needed it dissected, because LaShonda and I are the most Curious George of the group," Farrell is quoted as saying. "I know it’s sickening on some level, but it’s fun."

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Fox Sports Sued for Anti-Religious Discrimination After Firing Football Analyst for Views on Homosex "Marriage"

By Rick Pearcey • August 3, 2015, 01:30 PM

Daniel J. Flynn reports at Breitbart.com:

College football analyst Craig James filed suit against Fox Sports in a Dallas court this morning contending religious discrimination for his 2013 termination over his stance on gay marriage.

"Fox Sports fired James for one reason only: his religious beliefs about marriage," the 35-page suit charges.

"In so doing, Fox Sports violated the law. Specifically, Fox Sports violated the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act ('TCHRA') and Texas contract law along with a myriad of equitable principles."

Homosex "marriage" is a counterfeit, and no one (atheist, Christian, baker, or photographer) should be penalized for questioning it, rejecting it, or for preferring the real thing over the phony.

Fox Sports should have commended Craig James but befouls itself instead. Please, Fox, get your head out of the moral and political gutter and back into sports.

The games will be more enjoyable to watch. And you'll smell better, too.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Hillary Reverses Course: I Proudly Stand With Planned Parenthood

By Rick Pearcey • July 31, 2015, 11:12 AM

Katie Pavlich writes:

On Wednesday, Democratic presidential candidate Hilllary Clinton expressed concern over new undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors haggling over the price of aborted baby parts

“I have seen pictures from them and obviously find them disturbing," Clinton said in an interview with The New Hampshire Union Leader.

But just 24-hours later, Clinton has changed course, saying last night that she proudly stands by and supports the abortion giant.

"According to the Washington Free Beacon, the daughter of Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards is working for the Clinton campaign," Pavlich writes.

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Kirsten Powers: Time to Crush Planned Parenthood, by J. Richard Pearcey

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Wheaton College Ends Student Health Insurance Over Obamacare

By Rick Pearcey • July 30, 2015, 10:45 AM

Mariana Barillas reports at Campus Reform:

Wheaton College (Ill.) will no longer offer its students health care coverage after being denied a temporary exemption from the Obamacare contraceptive mandate.

"We regret that we were not able to provide earlier notice of this significant change, which affects roughly a quarter of our student body," said vice president for student development Paul Chelsen in a July 22 statement. The college will not renew its student health insurance plan (SHIP) for the upcoming school year.

"Additionally, Chelsen declared that the 'College desires that every student have access to quality and affordable healthcare' but said an 'unexpected notification' to comply with the contraceptive mandate 'did not allow the College adequate time to make alternate plans to provide student coverage in line with its institutional convictions'," Campus Reform reports.

"As previously reported by Campus Reform," Barillas continues, "Judge Richard Posner, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, denied the college's request for a preliminary injunction earlier this month. If it had been granted, the college would have been given a temporary religious exemption until its lawsuit was decided."

The Chicago-area college "is currently suing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services because of religious objections to 'emergency contraception' coverage as part of its student health plan. The private Christian liberal arts college holds that several act as abortifacients and being required to provide them would violate its religious convictions," Campus Reform reports.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ben Carson on Planned Parenthood: "Same People Who Say It's a Meaningless Clump of Cells Are Trying to Get Livers"

By Rick Pearcey • July 29, 2015, 10:39 AM

Craig Millward reports at CNSNews.com:

At a rally to defund Planned Parenthood on Capitol Hill Tuesday, GOP presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson criticized  Planned Parenthood, calling it "hypocritical" that "these same people who say that it's a meaningless clump of cells are trying to get livers and lungs and kidneys."

"Well isn't it funny that these same people who say that it's a meaningless clump of cells are trying to get livers and lungs and kidneys, because how could you have such organs from a meaningless clump of cells," Carson said, according to CNSNews.

"Carson was speaking at a rally organized by Women Betrayed, a project of Students for Life of America and Pro-Life Future, to call for an investigation into Planned Parenthood as well as defunding them. The Capitol Hill rally was one of more than 60 rallies across the nation organized by Women Betrayed," CNS reports.

"I think we have gradually slid in terms of our morals to a point where we don't really care about the killing of human beings," Carson is quoted as saying.

"That is the bad news. The good news is that I think we are changing, and I think things like this are starting to change us a lot. There are actually more people now who identify as pro-life than people who identify as pro-death, and we are capable of changing.

"There was a time in this country when people thought it was okay to own other people, and they thought they could do anything they want with them, because they belong to me. I can beat them, I can kill them, I can do whatever I want to do to them, and we fortunately, as a society matured and began to think about what the words of our Declaration of Independence and the words of our Constitution actually meant," Carson said, according to CNSNews.

"Well those words are meaningful today too," Carson explained, "because they talk about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Well guess what. There can be no liberty and pursuit of happiness if there is no life." 

Read more here.

Remove Our Names: Corporate Donors Flee Sickening Planned Parenthood -- Coca Cola, Ford, Xerox
Kirsten Powers: Time to Crush Planned Parenthood, by J. Richard Pearcey
Why Pro-Abortion Is Anti-Science, by Nancy Pearcey

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cruz Defends Huckabee Against Barack Obama and Jeb Bush on Iran Nuke Deal

By Rick Pearcey • July 28, 2015, 11:45 AM

Todd Starnes reports at FoxNews.com:

President Obama and Jeb Bush have drawn the ire of Sen. Ted Cruz after they attacked Gov. Mike Huckabee for his comments about the Iran nuclear deal. 

Huckabee said the president's Iran policy would "take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven."

"The president bristled at what he called a 'ridiculous' comment," Starnes writes. "The particular comments of Mr. Huckabee are just part of a general pattern we've seen that would be considered ridiculous if it weren't so sad," Obama said, according to Starnes.

Obama also expressed his displeasure with Sen. Ted Cruz. "We've had a sitting senator call John Kerry Pontius Pilate. We've had a sitting senator, who also happens to be running for president, suggest that I'm the leading state sponsor of terrorism. These are leaders in the Republican Party."

Cruz stood his ground and "rebuffed the president's slap," saying it was "particularly sad today that President Obama chose to engage in gutter politics -- attacking Mike Huckabee by name, attacking me -- both of us for standing up against this catastrophic deal -- rather than defending [his position on] the merits," Starnes reports.

"Cruz told me he 'emphatically' stands by Huckabee and his comments," Starnes writes.

Huckabee "is exactly right to highlight the threat that the Obama nuclear deal poses to the nation of Israel. It is a sad day when the president of the United States cannot or will not see this truth," Cruz said, according to Starnes.

In addition to Obama, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush also "lashed out at Huckabee's assessment of the Obama Administration's deal with Iran -- calling it 'just wrong'," Starnes writes.

"'I think we need to tone down the rhetoric, for sure,' Bush said at a campaign stop in Florida," according to Starnes. "The use of that kind of language is just wrong," Bush is quoted as saying.

Bush said, "This is not the way we're going to win elections, and that's not how we're going to solve problems," Starnes reports.

"Cruz took exception to Bush's attack on the former Arkansas governor," Starnes reports. This is "not a question of rhetoric," Cruz countered, according to Starnes. "It's a question of speaking the truth."

Far better, in Cruz's estimation, to "direct your fire to the real threats facing America -- including the threat of an Iran-led by radical theocratic zealots who chant 'Death to America' and 'Death to Israel'," Cruz advised Bush, according to Starnes.

In a related development, Cruz has invited Obama to "debate the substance of the Iran deal . . . at any time and any place" of Obama's choosing. Perhaps Jeb Bush could help Obama prepare for such a debate.

"Let's do it in front of the American people any time in the next 60 days," Cruz said (see video).

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New York Times Caves, Places Ted Cruz's Book A Time for Truth on Bestseller List 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Coulter: Trump Could Win

By Rick Pearcey • July 27, 2015, 10:45 AM

Heather Smith reports at the Daily Caller:

In a D.C.-based radio interview, best-selling author Ann Coulter Friday defended GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump and believes he could be a "nominee who could win" the election.

"Trump is different. We have been lied to for thirty years about immigration. That’s why Trump is striking this chord. He’s attractive. He’s tall. He’s hilariously funny. I think he could be not only a nominee who could win but a third party candidate who could win," Coulter told WMAL Friday.

"She admitted in the interview she has reversed her stance on opposing candidates who were not governors," Smith writes.

"The more I see Trump talk, the more it diminishes the other candidates," Smith quotes Coulter as saying.

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Attkisson: Trump Said "Exactly Opposite" of What Is Claimed

Friday, July 24, 2015

Remove Our Names: "Corporate Donors" Flee Sickening Planned Parenthood -- Coca Cola, Ford, Xerox

By Rick Pearcey • July 24, 2015, 07:24 AM

Chelsea Scism reports at Daily Signal:

Representatives from Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Co. and Xerox say they’ve asked Planned Parenthood to remove their names as corporate donors to the embattled organization.

The move follows a Daily Signal report revealing the names of 41 companies that Planned Parenthood listed as donors. That list, which was featured on Planned Parenthood’s website, has since been removed.

"This latest development comes in the wake of two undercover videos that showed Planned Parenthood executives talking about the sale of fetal body parts. Planned Parenthood is facing both federal and state investigations -- and the possibility of losing taxpayer funding," the Daily Signal states.

"Earlier this week, The Daily Signal used information from 2nd Vote to publish the names of 41 companies listed by Planned Parenthood as contributor," the Signal reports. "Shortly after the story was published, representatives from Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Co. and Xerox contacted The Daily Signal to say they were erroneously listed and requested that Planned Parenthood take them off its website."

Kirsten Powers: Time to Crush Planned Parenthood, by J. Richard Pearcey
Why Pro-Abortion Is Anti-Science, by Nancy Pearcey
Abortofascism and Free-Market Homicide, by J. Richard Pearcey

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Top GOP Strategist Runs to Politico, Smears Trump Voters as "Clowns"

By Rick Pearcey • July 23, 2015, 09:23 AM

"Brilliant," John Nolte writes at Breitbart. "Keep in mind that this is the same GOP Establishment privately and publicly lecturing Trump about 'tone'."

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Kirsten Powers: Time to Crush Planned Parenthood

By Rick Pearcey • July 22, 2015, 11:01 AM

At 7:40 p.m. EDT last night, USAToday published a Kirsten Powers column titled "Crush Planned Parenthood" with the kicker "Caught in a stomach-turning video, all it can apologize for is the tone."

Referring to two recently released undercover videos that have just exploded across the news (here and here), Powers states, "The problem is not the tone. It's the crushing.

"It's the organ harvesting of fetuses that abortion-rights activists want us to believe have no more moral value than a fingernail. It's the lie that these are not human beings worthy of protection," Powers writes.

"There is no nice way to talk about this. As my friend and former Obama White House staffer Michael Wear tweeted, 'It should bother us as a society that we have use for aborted human organs, but not the baby that provides them'."

Powers next deals with Planned Parenthood's unsuccessful attempts to knock down the video, such as: "It's heavily edited," it's a "humanitarian exercise," the video-maker once wrote for the Weekly Standard (!).

In addition, Powers notes that Planned Parenthood's "usual defenders are nowhere to be found." For example, "There was total silence from The New York Times editorial board and their 10 (out of 11) pro-abortion rights columnists. Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi -- both recipients of Planned Parenthood’s highest honor, the Margaret Sanger Award -- have been mum."

Then there's the sad effort by "Mississippi abortion doctor Willie Parker," who "ran with the trope that direct quotes from a Planned Parenthood doctor constitute a vicious attack," Powers writes.

But this savage doctor wasn't done. "He compared Nucatola to Jesus," Powers writes.

"It's no secret that my frame of reference for the work that I do and in terms of generating compassion is related to my religious understanding and, in particular, my Christian religious understanding," Powers quotes Parker as telling Cosmopolitan magazine.

That "Christian" "religious" "understanding" reveals to the abortionist, he says, "a strong parallel between what's happening to my colleague [Nucatola] and the trial week of Jesus before he was crucified [as] he was marched from place to place, asked to answer allegations."

Total nonsense, of course. Jesus sacrificed his life for others, but abortionists kill others to advance themselves, sell aborted baby body parts over lunch, and trade blood for money to buy Lamborghinis. These and other subtle differences between the humane Jesus of history and the inhumane abortionism of Planned Parenthood abound.

Powers concludes: "When abortion doctors are elevated to gods who may not be questioned or held accountable, society has officially gone off the rails."

"The gods" should of course be questioned (a mentality I have written about in a book Foreword here).

For that matter, in matters big and small, the unquestioning mantra of "don't think, just believe" may be accepted in many circles today -- whether in church, on campus, in the voting booth, or in the boardroom, or in the fevered minds of abortion-believing fanatics -- but that mantra is totally inadequate to the free-thinking human being endowed by the Creator to think, evaluate evidence, and "test everything."

This approach, by the way, is central to Nancy Pearcey's new book, Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes. If you want real-world principles for questioning the inhumane prescriptions of our age, or of any age, this book is a terrific place to begin.

Why Pro-Abortion Is Anti-Science, by Nancy Pearcey
Abortofascism and Free-Market Homicide, by J. Richard Pearcey

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

"No Comment": NBC Covers Up Evidence of Immigration Crime Wave

By Rick Pearcey • July 21, 2015, 09:25 AM

Julia Hahn writes at Breitbart:

[Today] the "Judiciary Committee will hear testimony from Americans who lost loved ones to criminal alien violence. On Sunday’s Meet The Press, Chuck Todd made a declaration that would surprise these devastated families: "We couldn’t find a single study that links violent crime and immigration."

Apparently neither Mr. Todd nor his research staff ever thought to look up the government’s own 2011 report on criminal alien activity, published by the Government Accountability Office.

"Breitbart News emailed Mr. Todd and his show to ask why the government’s own data, and a great deal more information, which would have disproven Mr. Todd’s sweeping declaration, was omitted," Hahn writes.

"A staff aid to Mr. Todd replied: 'no comment'," according to Hahn.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Attkisson: Trump Said "Exactly Opposite" of What Is Claimed

By Rick Pearcey • July 20, 2015, 10:55 AM

Greg Richter reports at Newsmax:

The Washington Post's reporting of Donald Trump's statement saying that Arizona Sen. John McCain is "not a war hero" miscast the GOP presidential candidate's words, investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson says.

Attkisson, the former CBS News reporter, posted a fact-check of the Post's report on her website, saying that the newspaper had left out the context of Trump's remarks, including the ongoing feud between him and McCain. McCain called Trump supporters at a recent anti-illegal immigration rally "crazies."

Attkisson also noted that although the Post reported Trump's initial statement that McCain was not a war hero, it did not report four instances immediately following in which Trump said that McCain was a war hero. . . .

"Most of Trump's 14 declared Republican presidential rivals said he was wrong, but there was one notable exception," Newsmax reports: Sen. Ted Cruz.

The Texas senator "didn't defend Trump's words, and was quick to say that McCain is a 'hero and a friend.' But he also said he refused to play what he termed a 'media game' of getting Republicans to attack each other," Newsmax reports.

"'I'm not going to go into the gutter with personal attacks impugning character,' Cruz told Bloomberg Politics at the Family Leadership Summit after Trump had made his controversial statement there," according to Newsmax.

Trump Battles the Hypocritical Establishment 
Polls Show "President Trump" May Not Be So Far-Fetched

Friday, July 17, 2015

War Is Here: Jihad in Chattanooga

By Rick Pearcey • July 17, 2015, 09:01 AM

In a column with the kicker "Another Muslim heeds the Islamic State's call to murder military personnel," Robert Spencer writes:

A Muslim named Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire at a Navy recruitment center and a Marine Reserve Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Thursday morning, murdering four Marines.

It was yet another Islamic State attack inside the United States, emphasizing once again that the U.S. is at war, and that the war is here, now, on our soil.

Final sentence: "Is there any limit to the weakness, fecklessness and refusal to face reality of America’s current leadership? Is there any limit to the willingness of the majority of the American public to put up with all this? This unreality and indifference is only going to grow more costly."

Thursday, July 16, 2015

New York Times Caves, Places Ted Cruz's Book "A Time for Truth" on Bestseller List

By Rick Pearcey • July 16, 2015, 09:00 AM

Katie McHugh reports at Breitbart.com:

The New York Times acknowledged Wednesday that Sen. Ted Cruz's book, A Time For Truth, belongs on its bestseller list and gave it a no. 7 ranking in nonfiction, after snubbing it and accusing the Cruz campaign of making "strategic bulk purchases."

HarperCollins sent an inquiring email to The New York Times last week after the book's impressive sales were ignored by the paper.

"We have uniform standards that we apply to our best seller list, which includes an analysis of book sales that goes beyond simply the number of books sold," spokeswoman Eileen Murphy said, according to Politico. "This book didn’t meet that standard this week."

But the Cruz campaign smelled something rotten in New York and "furiously attacked the New York Times for their deliberate omission," Breitbart reports.

"The Times is presumably embarrassed by having their obvious partisan bias called out. But their response -- alleging 'strategic bulk purchases' -- is a blatant falsehood. The evidence is directly to the contrary. In leveling this false charge, the Times has tried to impugn the integrity of Senator Cruz and of his publisher HarperCollins," Rick Tyler of the Cruz campaign is quoted as telling Politico.

Amazon is apparently none too pleased, as well. "An Amazon spokeswoman said that A Time For Truth was a bestselling book," Breitbart reports, and that the online giant "found no evidence of 'unusual bulk purchase activity'."

"Cruz's book currently ranks as the number-one bestselling book in 'Political Conservatism & Liberalism' on Amazon," according to Breitbart. As of this writing, A Time for Truth continues to hold that no. 1 spot.

As of yesterday, the New York Times has "backed down . . . without apology while maintaining they did nothing wrong," Breitbart reports.

"This week's NYT best seller list was arrived at using the same process as last week's -- and the week before that. That process involves a careful analysis of data, and is not influenced in any way by the content of a book, or by pressure from publishers or book sellers," Times spokeswoman Murphy is quoted as telling The Hill via email, according to Breitbart.

Unfortunately, there is no way to verify the truthfulness of the Times' claim to innocence, for the newspaper conducts its deliberations in secret.

"Our approach serves Times readers by authenticating broadly popular books through the confidential reporting of a wide range of retailers. In order to avoid compromising that process, we do not disclose who reports sales to us," Murphy is quoted as saying.

So when it comes to verifying the NYTimes' bestseller list, there's no need to think, ask for evidence, or think critically about the newspaper's results. Just believe. Blindly.

If the Times says it, you're supposed to "believe" it, and that settles it.

Or maybe not.

Let us just say: That simplistic approach to life -- in matters big or small, deep and wide, is not recommended. Far better to adopt and practice the principle of "test everything."

Meanwhile, we encourage secular fideists not to revel in their various "faith" constructs. And maybe it's time to buy A Time for Truth.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Volunteer Watchdog Group Dispatches to Western States to Monitor "Jade Helm"

By Rick Pearcey • July 15, 2015, 09:22 AM

Barnini Chakraborty reports at Fox News:

A controversial U.S. military training exercise known as "Operation Jade Helm" rolls out this week across several southwestern states -- but a group of wary citizen watchdogs will be keeping an eye on them. 

Pete Lanteri, a former Marine now living in Arizona, told FoxNews.com that volunteer members he's helped organize will be on the ground as part of a newly formed surveillance campaign called "Counter Jade Helm." A product of mounting suspicions across western states over the exercise itself, the group has been set up to locate, track and observe U.S. soldiers -- Green Berets, Air Force Special Ops, Navy SEALs -- training across the Southwest.

"The three-month military exercise kicks off Wednesday," Fox reports, and "Lanteri played down the notion that the 'counter' campaign could lead to conflict."

"We’re not paranoid tin-hat wearing freaks,” Lanteri is quoted as telling Fox News. "We’re not going to be out there confronting people or holding signs."

According to Fox News, "Lanteri and his volunteers will be in plain clothes, in plain sight and armed with only cell phones and video cameras, he says."

Lanteri "plans to travel to central Texas over the weekend to help kick off the 'Counter Jade Helm' project," Fox reports. "He said California, Louisiana, New Mexico, Mississippi, Florida and Utah also are among the states participating in the counter-missions; there have been conflicting reports about which specific states Jade Helm will be in, though the operation appears to concentrate in the Southwest."

What are Lanteri's motivations? "I did this because A: I believe in monitoring what the government does and B: I see this as a training opportunity,” Lanteri, who has spent a decade working on the Arizona-Mexico border, said," according to Fox.

"Lanteri says aside from the 'conspiracy nut jobs,' there have been others who genuinely feel that the military may be up to something not quite right. He says it's their right as U.S. citizens to be able to question motive and look for answers," Fox reports.

"Ronald Reagan said to trust and verify, and that's what we’re going to do," Lanteri said, according to Foxnews.com.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Bolton: Obama Nuke Deal With Iran "an American Munich"

By Rick Pearcey • July 14, 2015, 11:38 AM

From Aaron Klein at WND:

John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, slammed the Obama administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran as an "American Munich," warning the deal will not only make Iran a nuclear state but will result in "half a dozen nuclear weapons states" across the Middle East.

"This deal is an American Munich," Bolton told WND, comparing the pact with the ill-fated Munich Agreement which sought to appease Nazi Germany by annexing portions of Czechoslovakia.

Bolton continued: "Barack Obama is trying to appease the mullahs in Tehran by making one concession after another. The result will be not just a nuclear Iran, but half a dozen nuclear weapons states in the world’s most volatile and dangerous region."

"Bolton was responding to the historic nuclear accord announced early Tuesday between the United States, Iran and other world powers," WND reports.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Texas Bishop on Homosex "Marriage" Law: It's "Unjust" -- It's Our Duty to "Emphatically Oppose It"

By Rick Pearcey • July 13, 2015, 09:29 AM

Michael Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

In response to the Supreme Court’s ruling (5-4) that homosexual "marriage" is a civil right, the Catholic bishop for the diocese of Tyler, Texas said it was an "unjust" law "contrary to the moral order" and "not binding in conscience," adding that Christians "must now exercise our right to conscientious objection."

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland, who oversees the diocese,  also ordered that no Catholic facility or employee of the church would participate "in any way" in gay "marriages," and that the church’s pastoral care of homosexual persons "cannot and will not" lead to condoning homosexual behavior or the "acceptance of the legal recognition of same-sex unions."

"Strickland was appointed bishop of the diocese of Tyler, Texas in 2012 by then-Pope Benedict XVI. The Tyler diocese covers 33 counties in eastern Texas and serves an estimated 56,000 Catholics," according to CNSNews.com.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Polls Show "President Trump" May Not Be So Far-Fetched

By Rick Pearcey • July 10, 2015, 10:49 AM

Geoff Earle reports at the NYPost:

Republicans who started off viewing Donald Trump as an amusing sideshow are starting to fret that the real estate billionaire is becoming the main event.

Since he defied skeptics and launched his presidential bid last month, Trump has rocketed in the polls, dominated media coverage and helped steer the debate on issues.

"I don’t know that he even knows how far he takes this," former Rep. Thomas Reynolds (R-NY), who is close to GOP candidate and ex-Gov. George Pataki, told the Post. "He has the wherewithal
. . . He has put together a pretty wholesale ground force in New Hampshire, and that has to be taken seriously."

Taken seriously? Yes -- if impact upon media is any measure. "Trump accounted for a stunning 48 percent of all social-media and tra­di­tional-media conversation about politics over the last week, according to analytics group Zignal labs for the Washington Post," Earle reports. "Trump had 1.9 million mentions, compared with just 448,000 for top Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton."

Trump's 2016 rivals have, as expected, taken notice. But "at first," they "steered clear of his controversial comments about Mexican 'rapists' pouring into the country," Earle reports, "although several took opportunities in the last week to distance themselves from Trump."

According to Earle, "The pushback doesn't seem to have hurt Trump, who continues to poll strongly and is assured a spot in next month’s Republican debate on Fox."

"Trump told NBC’s 'Today' show on Thursday he had 'nothing to apologize for' and credits himself with raising the immigration issue in the campaign," Earle reports.

Earle concludes by noting that "Trump’s success in early polling is undeniable."

Another example of Trump's strength in the polls arrives in the news today with reporting that in the latest "Economist Poll: Trump Leads GOP Presidential Field."

According to this poll, as reported by Newsmax, Trump has a 4-point lead over Jeb Bush and Rand Paul, and a 6-point lead over Scott Walker, Mark Rubio, and Mike Huckabee.

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

"Full House" Star Defends Christian Bakers: "I Don't Think This Is Discrimination"

By Rick Pearcey • July 9, 2015, 10:33 AM

Samantha Reinis reports at The Daily Signal:

The talk show The View pitted two childhood stars against each other to discuss the controversial issue of Christian bakers receiving a $135,000 fine for refusing to bake a lesbian wedding cake. Candace Cameron Bure of Full House and Raven-Symoné of That’s So Raven went head to head discussing the hot topic issue, coming down on different sides of the argument.

While Raven-Symoné began the conversation by comparing the issue to the civil rights movement of the 1960s, Bure quickly stopped her, claiming that was comparing apples and oranges. "I don’t think this is discrimination at all. This is about freedom of association," Bure said, speaking about Aaron and Melissa Klein, who received the fine after they declined to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.

"It’s about constitutional rights. It’s about First Amendment rights. We do have the right to still choose who we associate with," Burr stated, according Reinis. "It’s in the Constitution."

Comment: As I have argued elsewhere, "In a free country, a business would be able to sell and cater to whomever it desires -- and to reject service or products to whomever it or whatever it desires.

"Here's an example: I despise racism but would acknowledge that a black racist is within his human rights to choose to refuse to bake cakes for Caucasians (when living on Capitol Hill in DC, I was once told certain events were for Black folks only). I would take my business elsewhere and encourage others to do so -- as an ethical repudiation of his or her poor ethical choice.

"The state denial of ontological human givens (to choose, to express one's creativity via one's property) creates a bigger problem than that of specific acts of bigotry. Using the opportunity of a moral failing (bigotry) to liquidate ontological givens (human choice in the area of property) creates massive structural oppression.

"This oppression is compounded and metastasized when state power is used to impose that mistake on all people and all property. It ends with gulags and gas chambers, not just for some, but in principle for everyone.

"By denying the bakers their human free speech rights, what Oregon is now doing is attacking humanity per se, not bigotry (which it also ill-defines and then misapplies).

"No matter how pervasive the PR or how many votes might agree, or court decisions might support, state-sponsored attacks on human foundations signal collapse, not liberation.

"If you want to empower a relativistic dictatorial elite to run your lives, this is the way to go. Freedom and intelligence resists."

Update: But is it "discrimination"? No. Do you think money counterfeiters would get far by shrieking, "Discrimination!"? Well, neither should the marriage counterfeiters get far shrieking, "Discrimination!" Their crusade isn't about love of marriage, but about the end of it. More here.

Shame! Fascist Oregon Fines Christian Bakery, Then Tells Them to Shut Up
Fascism Is Back
The Revolt of Intelligence Against "Marriage Equality," by J. Richard Pearcey

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Malkin: Is Your Church Abetting Sanctuary Nation?

By Rick Pearcey • July 8, 2015, 04:33 PM

Michelle Malkin writes:

It's one thing to show compassion to legal immigrants, legitimate refugees and asylees, and those abused and mistreated by smugglers.

It's quite another to conspire against an orderly immigration and entrance system that imposes common-sense limits, eligibility requirements, criminal background checks, medical screening and a commitment to assimilation. . . .

The unholy alliance between church leaders and the open-borders lobby extends from the Vatican to Rev. Jim Wallis' Faith in Public Life (FPL) network, the Los Angeles-based Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE) and the George Soros-tied Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ).

It's a web of nearly 100 interfaith committees, campus agitators and "workers centers" steeped in the organizing tactics of Saul Alinsky on behalf of millions of illegal aliens filling the pews and coffers of their abettors.

Malkin concludes, "Capitol Hill's abdication of its duties to protect and defend our borders is bad enough. But if people of faith choose to sit silently as a 'new sanctuary movement' of tax-exempt houses of worship defiantly and recklessly undermines our immigration laws, our national sovereignty doesn't have a prayer."

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Homosex "Marriage": Illegitimate, Unlawful, and a Fraud on the American People

By Rick Pearcey • July 7, 2015, 09:16 AM

Herb Titus and William Olson write:

There is simply no other way to say it. 

The Supreme Court’s decision redefining marriage to include couples of the same sex is wholly illegitimate and unlawful. A nullity. Worthy only to be disobeyed.

Anyone who says otherwise -- that the rule of law requires recognition of same-sex marriage -- is committing a fraud.

And any State official -- like Governor Robert Bentley of Alabama -- who says that his oath of office requires unconditional obedience to the Supreme Court’s mandate to issue same-sex couples licenses to marry is mistaking his oath to the Constitution as if it were an oath of absolute obedience to five justices who happen to be sitting on the nation’s highest court.

Read more here.

Shame! Fascist Oregon Fines Christian Bakery, Tells Them to Shut Up

Monday, July 6, 2015

Confessed Murderer: I Chose San Francisco Because It's a "Sanctuary City"

By Rick Pearcey • July 6, 2015, 11:01 AM

Michelle Moons writes at Breitbart.com:

Five-time deportee, seven-time convicted felon Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez said in a new interview Sunday with a local ABC News affiliate that he came to San Francisco because he knew the sanctuary city would not hand him over to immigration officials.

He also claimed that he was "looking for jobs in the restaurant or roofing, landscaping, or construction."

Lopez-Sanchez has confessed to shooting Kathryn Steinle last Wednesday at Pier 14.

"Had San Francisco police not refused a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer request, Lopez-Sanchez may not have been in the United States and Steinle might still be alive," Moons writes.

For related analysis, please see how a "San Francisco Woman Killed by One of Barack Obama's 'New Amercans'," at American Thinker, and "The Progressive Policies That Killed Kate Steinle'," at Frontpagemag.com.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Shame! Fascist Oregon Fines Christian Bakery, Then Tells Them to Shut Up

By Rick Pearcey • July 3, 2015, 02:07 PM

From the Right Scoop:

Christian Persecution is alive and well in the fascist state of Oregon, where the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa [have] just been fined $135,000 for not making a cake for a lesbian couple’s wedding.

But not only that, now the state of Oregon is trying to silence them from even talking about it, using Oregon law as their justification.

Here is the what an Oregon Overseer, by name of Brad Avakian, occupying the office of Oregon Labor Commissioner, handed down upon dangerous bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein: 

The Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries hereby orders (the Kleins) to cease and desist from publishing, circulating, issuing or displaying, or causing to be published . . . any communication to the effect that any of the accommodations . . . will be refused, withheld from or denied to, or that any discrimination be made against, any person on account of their sexual orientation."

Why, how dare these people -- the Kleins -- think outside the tiny secular box imposed by Oregon fanatics holding state office. And, my word, we can't let renegade bakers actually express themselves in public! So, shut up, dangerous bakers.

"Fortunately, Aaron and Melissa Klein aren’t going to be silenced and aren’t giving up the fight," the Right Scoop writes, and then quotes this from the Kleins' Facebook page:

The final ruling has been made today. We have been charged with $135,000 in emotional damages, But also now Aaron has been charged with advertising. (Basically talking about not wanting to participate in a same-sex wedding)

This effectively strips us of all our first amendment rights. According to the state of Oregon we neither have freedom of religion or freedom of speech.

We will NOT give up this fight, and we will NOT be silenced.

We stand for God’s truth, God’s word and freedom for ALL americans. We are here to obey God not man, and we will not conform to this world. If we were to lose everything it would be totally worth it for our Lord who gave his one and only son, Jesus, for us! God will win this fight!

The Kleins are correct to reject Oregon fascism paraded and laundered as law. To be human is to act into history in both word and deed, across the whole of life, both public and private.

This is the Kleins' moral, legal, constitutional, human, and existential right. But an ugly dictate stands in the way.

Why stand in the way? Because elements within the state of Oregon are at war with the Creator who has endowed human beings with certain unalienable rights, among them "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

Homosex "marriage" is a counterfeit as phony as Monopoly money. The Kleins are to be praised for refusing to bow to homosex phoniness and for resisting Oregon state fascism.

Shame on you, official Oregon. For your hate, bigotry, and fascism.

Bravo to Aaron and Melissa Klein. For your love, tolerance, and freedom.

Accepting Homosex Marriage Opens Door to Unlimited Statism, by Nancy Pearcey

The Revolt of Intelligence Against "Marriage Equality," by J. Richard Pearcey

Thursday, July 2, 2015

NYTimes: Cuba's Communism Was Good for the Environment

By Rick Pearcey • July 2, 2015, 10:58 AM

Michael Bastasch writes at the Daily Caller:

While Cuba’s environment may still be "pristine" as The Times describes it (ignoring the deplorable environmental record of Cuba’s chief subsidizer, the Soviet Union), Cubans still frequently experience food shortages, lack of access to electricity and poor health care.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Civil Rights Icon: "Problems We Face Don't Have Anything to Do With" Confederate Flag

By Rick Pearcey • July 1, 2015, 07:04 AM

Jason Howerton reports at The Blaze:

Civil rights icon and former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young is imploring the black community to focus on addressing actual racism and the problems negatively impacting blacks rather than the Confederate flag, which is a merely a "symbol that means a lot of things to a lot of people."

"The problems we face don’t have anything to do with the flag," Young said in an interview with WAGA-TV in Atlanta. "The fact is that 93 percent of the black people killed are killed by other black people. So if black lives matter, let us start believing that we matter."

"Young, who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said the 'challenge' facing the country is "not to wipe out our past history but to learn to live together in the future," The Blaze reports.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Mark Levin: Supreme Court "Doesn't Deserve Your Respect Ever Again"

By Rick Pearcey • June 30, 2015, 11:00 AM

Kathleen Brown reports at CNSNews.com:

Nationally syndicated radio host Mark Leven called the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges ruling legalizing gay marriage "utterly lawless" and a "bastardization" of the Constitution's 14th Amendment.

"The idea that the 14th Amendment -- a Civil War amendment -- somehow reaches the personal policy agenda of Anthony Kennedy is an absurdity. It's a bastardization," Levin said on his Friday broadcast.

"A lawless Supreme Court -- utterly lawless, it's absolutely nuts -- doesn't deserve your respect ever again," Levin is quoted as saying, "even if it issues an opinion that you like."

Monday, June 29, 2015

Supreme Deception on Marriage Pours "Fuel on the Fire"

By Rick Pearcey • June 29, 2015, 09:44 AM

From Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, at Christian Post:

If the President, his party, and this court think that they have resolved this controversial issue, they're mistaken.

By disenfranchising 50 million Americans, in a decision divorced of law and logic, they have only poured fuel on the fire.

The Left will say we are on the wrong side of history, but that shouldn't matter if we're on the right side of truth.

The Revolt of Intelligence Against "Marriage Equality," by J. Richard Pearcey

Friday, June 26, 2015

After Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare, Texas Congressman Introduces Bill Aimed Directly at Justices

By Rick Pearcey • June 26, 2015, 06:23 AM

Oliver Darcy reports at The Blaze:

Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) responded to a Supreme Court decision upholding a key Obamacare provision Thursday by introducing a bill in the House that would require each of the justices to enroll in the controversial health care program.

"As the Supreme Court continues to ignore the letter of the law, it's important that these six individuals understand the full impact of their decisions on the American people," Babin stated in a press release, according to The Blaze.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

There's a Reason We Hear Only About White "Micro-Agression"

By Rick Pearcey • June 25, 2015, 07:30 AM

Ann Coulter writes:

The massacre of black churchgoers in Charleston by an evil psycho is a hideous thing. The case is especially sickening because the victims were chosen specifically because of their race. Thank God it's extremely rare for whites to target black people for attack.

And yet the public is being told by the New York Times, the Washington Post, MSNBC and Salon that the Charleston massacre is proof that we live in a country packed with marauding racist murderers. It's like saying we have an epidemic of men flying gyrocopters onto Capitol Hill. Yes, there's that one time, but I notice you keep citing the same case.

"The media will pounce on any suspicion of a white-on-black crime, spend a year being hysterical about it, and, if it turns out to be a false alarm, refuse to apologize, before quickly moving on to the next hoax," Coulter observes.

"The Charleston church shooting is the first case in a very long time in which blacks really were targeted by a white person because of their race (and had the misfortune of being in a gun-free zone)," Couter writes. "Even Bennett had to reach back to stories her grandmother told her about the Ku Klux Klan (100 percent Democratic) to come up with a previous example of whites terrorizing blacks."

Coulter concludes: "The Charleston attack was a hideous, sickening crime. But that’s why we should thank our lucky stars that it was so unusual. White-on-black violence is freakishly rare everywhere in America, except in liberal imaginations."

How to Have a Race War

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Hypocrisy & Hate: Smug Attacks on the Confederate Flag

By Rick Pearcey • June 24, 2015, 07:05 AM

George Neumayer writes at American Spectator:

The hate on display in the controversy is coming not from the flag's defenders but from a smug liberal elite that can’t rest until every inch of America conforms to their liberal prejudices. . . . 

Only the liberal elite could be smug enough to think America is moving from a culture of "hate" to a culture of love under its dictates.

Instead, it is moving toward a new culture of hate, one that is marked not by balanced moral judgments but by fanatical fiats.

"'We are on the right side of history,' its champions claim, but future generations will likely find such deluded moral boasting as far less honorable than the Civil War valor the Left seeks to erase," Neumayer concludes.

#Blacklivesmatter Protests Confederate Flag by Burning American Flag
. . . "Showing which flag is really their target"

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Rick Perry: "We Will Do Everything We Can to Protect" the Unborn

By Rick Pearcey • June 23, 2015, 09:39 AM

Craig Millward reports at CNSNews.com:

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority conference on Saturday, "We will do everything we can to protect" the unborn, and "in God's eyes, there is no such thing as an unwanted child."

"I am running to be your president, all of you -- for the unborn, whose potential is God-given, whose conception is a demonstration of God's infinite grace.

"Those lives matter, and we will do everything we can to protect them," Perry said, according to CNSNews.com.

"Why Pro-Abortion Is Anti-Science," by Nancy Pearcey
It's a Girl! Therefore Kill It
When Abortion Icon Margaret Sanger Spoke to the KKK

Monday, June 22, 2015

AP Photo Points Gun at Cruz's Head

By Rick Pearcey • June 22, 2015, 08:09 AM

"Subtle," says Breitbart in its mainpage headline.

"Promotes assassination," states Patrick Dollard in a Tweet reproduced at The Blaze.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Inside Look: How Obama Killed the U.S.-Israel Relationship

By Rick Pearcey • June 19, 2015, 07:27 AM

Adam Kredo write at the Washington Free Beacon:

In his new memoir, former Israeli Ambassador [to the United States] Michael Oren documents the rapid dissolution of the historically close U.S.-Israel alliance under President Barack Obama . . . . 

The memoir, Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide, has already rushed to the top of Amazon’s bestseller list.

It provides a window into the daily stresses and strains Obama and his allies heaped upon the Jewish state -- from placing unprecedented demands on Israel regarding the peace process to fabricating crises in the U.S.-Israel alliance.

Oren's new book exposes Obama's "immense hosility, anger at Israel," the Free Beacon states.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Gender, Race, and Reality

By Rick Pearcey • June 18, 2015, 07:19 AM

"We have taken a long vacation from truth so as not to offend people who think nothing of lying to us," Jeffrey T. Brown writes at American Thinker.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Texas Passes Campus Carry

By Rick Pearcey • June 17, 2015, 07:37 AM

Gabriella Morrongiello reports at Campus Reform:

Gun rights groups nationwide spent the weekend celebrating after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed a bill allowing students to carry concealed firearms on public college and university campuses throughout the state.

Abbott signed the hotly contested legislation into law at a shooting range Saturday, just months after the bill was first introduced to state legislators. In addition to campus carry, the Republican governor authorized licensed Texans to openly carry holstered handguns in designated concealed-carry locations.

"The police can’t be everywhere at once,” McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara is quoted as stating in February testimony to the Texas state legislature. "We’ve had a lot of active shooters who've come into schools," the sheriff said. "These shooters are usually cowards, and cowards love gun-free zones."

"Indiana University senior Crayle Vanest sits on the national board of Students for Concealed Carry and says the organization has seen female membership increase 'massively' over the last year," Campus Reform reports. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

It's 2015, and New York City Is Under Water. Oh, Wait . . .

By Rick Pearcey • June 16, 2015, 06:16 AM

The future is here, but it is not exactly what global warmists predicted, as Daniel Greenfield notes in "ABC Warmunists Claimed New York to Be Underwater in 2015."

Monday, June 15, 2015

Retired Marine to Hold Draw Muhammad Contest in New Hampshire

By Rick Pearcey • June 15, 2015, 07:18 AM

Jim Hoft writes at Gateway Pundit:

Former Marine Jerry Delemus announced plans this week to hold another Draw Mohammad contest in New Hampshire. Delemus says his contest will be held in August.

"If we back away from our freedom as citizens a little bit at a time, the next thing you know, we don’t have any freedoms left," DeLemus is quoted as saying to WGME, a CBS affiliate.  

What Is Killing the Western World? by J. Richard Pearcey

Friday, June 12, 2015

Franklin Graham: Cherish Freedom? Then Ban Sharia Law

By Rick Pearcey • June 12, 2015, 08:17 AM

Michael Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

In response to a BBC report on the barbaric nature of life under the Islamic State in Iraq, Christian evangelist Franklin Graham said sharia (or Islamic) law should be banned from America and "all countries that cherish freedom," adding that women, gays, Christians, and minorites are being "tortured and killed," and President Obama does not seem to know what to do.  

Graham also called on people to "pray for all those living under Islam."

"The BBC just published a story about life under radical Islam -- what it’s really like," CNSNews quotes Rev. Graham as saying in a June 11 Facebook post. "This is a vivid reminder of why Sharia law should be banned in the U.S. and all countries that cherish freedom and liberty."

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Jeb Bush Campaign in Lot More Trouble Than They're Letting On

By Rick Pearcey • June 11, 2015, 07:37 AM

Christopher Bedford writes at the Daily Caller:

Former Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign is in trouble.

This week alone, it has sustained a top-level campaign shake-up and reports have circulated that it may fall short of its fundraising goal.

But a review of the public record shows it already fell way short of its fundraising goal, and has been behind predictions for months. Not by a few million dollars, either, but by as much as $400 million -- or 80 percent as the most optimistic predictions Bush loyalists have circulated.

"All of this -- campaign shuffles and fundraising shortfalls -- before Mr. Bush has even declared his candidacy," Bedford writes. "What happened?"

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Service Dog Throws Self in Bus' Path to Protect Blind Owner

By Rick Pearcey • June 10, 2015, 08:06 AM

And Figo lived. As did his owner, Audrey. Both are "on the mend," and here's their story.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Franklin Graham Group Dropping Wells Fargo After Ad Featuring Homosex Couple

By Rick Pearcey • June 9, 2015, 08:09 AM

Franklin Graham writes on his Facebook page:

How can we fight the tide of moral decay that is being crammed down our throats by big business, the media, and the gay & lesbian community?

Every day it is something else! Tiffany’s started advertising wedding rings for gay couples. Wells Fargo bank is using a same-sex couple in their advertising. And there are more.

But it has dawned on me that we don’t have to do business with them.

At the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, we are moving our accounts from Wells Fargo to another bank.

And guess what -- we don’t have to shop at Tiffany & Co., there are plenty of other jewelry stores.

This is one way we as Christians can speak out -- we have the power of choice.

Someone might want to let Wells Fargo know that hating God and discriminating against holistic norms for family life, the community of marriage, human sexuality is a bad idea.

Moreover, just as Wells Fargo should never accept counterfeit money, likewise the bank should never accept counterfeit "marriage."

The Revolt of Intelligence Against "Marriage Equality," by J. Richard Pearcey
Who Respects the Human Body? No Homosexuals, by Nancy Pearcey
Transgender Politics vs. the Facts of Life, by Nancy Pearcey

Monday, June 8, 2015

Government to Monitor Family "Spirituality"

By Rick Pearcey • June 8, 2015, 06:58 AM

WND reports:

Under a new law in Scotland, parents will be reported to authorities for not giving a child enough "love, hope and spirituality," according to a government health adviser who is helping craft rules for the law, which is scheduled to go into effect next year.

Sounds like Big Brother, Big Mother, and Big Snitch, all rolled into one.

No humane civilization will put up with this.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Expert: Transgender Surgery Isn't the Solution

By Rick Pearcey • June 5, 2015, 07:52 AM

See this from Dr. Paul McHugh, former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, writing in the Wall Street Journal in June 2014:

The government and media alliance advancing the transgender cause has gone into overdrive in recent weeks.

On May 30, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services review board ruled that Medicare can pay for the "reassignment" surgery sought by the transgendered -- those who say that they don't identify with their biological sex.

Earlier last month Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that he was "open" to lifting a ban on transgender individuals serving in the military. Time magazine, seeing the trend, ran a cover story for its June 9 issue called "The Transgender Tipping Point: America's next civil rights frontier."

Yet policy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered by treating their confusions as a right in need of defending rather than as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention.

This intensely felt sense of being transgendered constitutes a mental disorder in two respects. The first is that the idea of sex misalignment is simply mistaken -- it does not correspond with physical reality. The second is that it can lead to grim psychological outcomes.

Final paragraph: "At the heart of the problem is confusion over the nature of the transgendered. 'Sex change' is biologically impossible. People who undergo sex-reassignment surgery do not change from men to women or vice versa. Rather, they become feminized men or masculinized women.

"Claiming that this is civil-rights matter and encouraging surgical intervention is in reality to collaborate with and promote a mental disorder."

Hat tip: Michael Simone

Who Respects the Human Body? Not Homosexuals
Transgender Politics vs. the Facts of Life, by Nancy Pearcey
The Revolt of Intelligence Against "Marriage Equality," by J. Richard Pearcey

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Texas Poised to Roll Back 140-Year-Old Open Carry Gun Ban

By Rick Pearcey • June 4, 2015, 09:04 AM

Melissa Jacobs reports at Fox News:

The near-certain signing into law of an open-carry gun measure will send Texas back to the days of the Wild West -- at least legislatively.

The bill, passed by the state Legislature and expected to earn Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature within the next week, would reverse a 140-year-old ban on carrying handguns in plain sight. Despite its reputation as a pro-gun state, Texas is one of just five with an outright ban on open carry.

"It’s a thumbs up for law-abiding citizens," said Rep. Debbie Riddle. Riddle, a Republican who represents part of Houston and co-sponsored the bill. "Everywhere there is a denial of Second Amendment rights, crime is through the roof. It’s a deterrent. If someone is going to rob a convenience store and there are other people inside with guns on their hips, they might think twice."

"As a gun-owning Texas mom, this is not the Texas I want for my family or community," said Sandy Chasse of the Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, according to Fox News.

On the other hand, "criminals aren’t afraid of prison, they’re afraid of getting shot,” noted C.J. Grisham, president and CEO of Open Carry Texas," Fox News reports.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Scarborough: Hillary Clinton "Running Scared" From the Press

By Rick Pearcey • June 3, 2015, 09:40 AM

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough accused Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton of "running scared" from the press Wednesday on Morning Joe.

After a new CNN poll revealed 57 percent of respondents do not find Clinton honest or trustworthy, Scarborough said Clinton couldn’t continue to be fearful of addressing questions about her beleaguered tenure at the State Department.

"At some point, she can’t be horrified of putting a microphone up, standing in front of it and answering everybody’s questions," Scarborough is quoted as saying.

"Until she does that, this campaign doesn’t really feel officially started. She can do all she wants to do, but as long as she’s running scared, and she is running scared right now from the press, until she can stand in front of that microphone and answer those questions, these questions that everybody has are going to continue to loom over her," MSNBC's Scarborough said, according to the Beacon.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Profound Racism of "Black Lives Matter"

By Rick Pearcey • June 2, 2015, 08:18 AM

John Perazzo writes at Frontpagemag.com:

"Black Lives Matter." At first blush, it seems difficult to imagine anyone taking issue with the obvious, self-evident truth articulated by those three simple words.

But when we peel away the veneer of deception, we find that Black Lives Matter (BLM) is in fact one of the most destructive, hateful, racist movements in living memory.

Founded by a core group of revolutionaries who detest the United States and revere the nation’s most devoted radical enemies, BLM is, at its essence, an ideological reincarnation of the Black Panther movement that flourished in the Sixties.

How to Have a Race War

Monday, June 1, 2015

Texas Deprives Planned Parenthood of $1.2 Million a Year in Taxpayer Funding

By Rick Pearcey • June 1, 2015, 04:45 PM

Fr. Mark Hodges reports at LifeSiteNews:

Texas legislators have deprived Planned Parenthood of an estimated $1.2 million of taxpayer funds a year by removing the nation's largest abortion provider from a program that provides women with cancer screenings.

"Many feel very strongly that the facilities receiving funding should not be facilities that are performing abortions," said Sen. Jane Nelson, chair of the Senate Committee on Finance. "So, the answer is: Don't perform abortions and you get the money."

"Updated budget language removes Planned Parenthood from the Breast and Cervical Cancer Services (BCCS) program by stipulating that providers must be eligible for the Texas Women's Health Program," according to LifeSiteNews.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Feminist Attacks Elton John for "Deconstructing Motherhood"

By Rick Pearcey • May 29, 2015, 07:33 AM

Nick Hallett reports at Breitbart.com:

Feminist commentator Germaine Greer has criticised Elton John for calling his partner David Furnish "mother" of their two sons.

Speaking at the Hay Literary Festival, Greer accused the men of "deconstructing motherhood," criticising them for the fact that Furnish was listed as mother on their children’s birth certificates.

"Sir Elton John and his 'wife' David Furnish have entered on the birth certificate of their two sons that David Furnish is the mother. I’m sorry," Greer is quoted as saying. "That will give you an idea of how the concept of motherhood has emptied out. It’s gone, it’s been deconstructed."

The Revolt of Intelligence Against "Marriage Equality," by J. Richard Pearcey
Memo to the Supreme Court: Who Respects the Human Body? Not Homosexuals, by Nancy Pearcey  

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Shock! Federal Gov't Literally Stealing Americans' Cash and Property

By Rick Pearcey • May 28, 2015, 11:24 AM

Ken McIntyre writes at the Daily Signal:

The Internal Revenue Service seized $107,702 in company profits from Lyndon McLellan just because agents didn’t like the size of the convenience store owner’s bank deposits.

If a bipartisan proposal before Congress had been the law of the land, though, the IRS could not have justified the money grab.

Countless Americans like McLellan, who never intended to commit a crime, will avoid his heartache -- and that of thousands of others -- if Congress acts to curb the ability of law enforcement agencies to seize individuals’ money and property without even filing a charge.

"I’m no politician, but I hope people say they need to change this," North Carolina resident McLellan says, according the Daily Signal.

"Changing that is the intent of lawmakers who propose to reform the process known in legal circles as civil asset forfeiture," McIntyre writes.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Two Presbyterian Pastors Face Likely Death Penalty in Sudan, Persecuted for Their Christian Faith

By Rick Pearcey • May 27, 2015, 11:24 AM

Stoyan Zaimov reports at Christian Post:

Two Presbyterian pastors are facing a likely death penalty as their trial in the Republic of Sudan begins.

The Rev. Yat Michael and the Rev. Peter Yen Reith of the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church have been charged with espionage and blasphemy, though the church says they're being persecuted for their Christian faith, like other pastors in the Muslim-dominated country.

Christian Extermination in the Middle East
Christians Fleeing Marauding Muslims in Africa's "Forgotten Crisis"

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Hollywood Liberal Posts "Damning" Ted Cruz Quote -- Except It's Fake

By Rick Pearcey • May 26, 2015, 09:43 AM

"A day after actress Rose McGowan posted to her Twitter account a damning, made-up quote attributed to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, the former Charmed star issued an apology -- sort of," Dave Urbanski writes at The Blaze.

As reprinted in The Blaze, McGowan's interactions are profane and stereotypical. I suppose that passes for coolness in some subcultures.

Have you noticed? "Revolution" and "pushing boundaries" is fine with some in Hollywood, so long as your "revolution" is their "revolution" and your "outside the box" is their "outside the box."

But is that revolution? Or is it group think?

And is that really freedom of thought? Or is it fear of thinking for yourself?

It seems more like a recipe for being utterly, boringly "conservative."

I am one of those who pushes for creativity and excellence in all of life, including life in Tinseltown.

But that's the thing about rebellious excellence. It doesn't give in to peer pressure. Even if it comes out of Hollywood.

Meanwhile, Rose McGowan is a human being, and underneath her hatred and anger is probably a lot of hurt. That is understandable, but so is the love that challenges and corrects false information.    

Also of Interest
Fireproof: Reel Rebel Upsets Tinseltown Stereotypes, by J. Richard Pearcey

Monday, May 25, 2015

Franklin Graham: Boy Scouts "Bending to LGBT," Putting "Innocent Boys at Risk"

By Rick Pearcey • May 25, 2015, 09:59 AM

Michael W. Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, [May 21] essentially called for the organization to drop its ban against openly homosexual adult troop leaders, a move that evangelical leader Franklin Graham said would prove the group "is bending to LGBT activist groups" and which would put "young, innocent boys at risk."

"Robert Gates, shame on you for not having the moral courage to do what is right," said Rev. Graham in a May 22 post on Facebook. "Yesterday Gates, the president of Boy Scouts of America, called for an end to the group’s ban on gay troop leaders. What are you thinking?"

"We shouldn’t shift as the winds of cultural change blow through society; we need to stand for God’s truth and things that are morally right," CNS quotes Rev. Graham as saying.

"This move is bending to LGBT activist groups and would put young, innocent boys at risk," Graham said, according to CNSNews. 

Graham also used his Facebook page to issue a call to action: "I encourage every former Boy Scout and every parent involved in the Boy Scouts to let Robert Gates know how displeased you are and that if he leads the organization down this road, they may lose your support, your participation -- and your sons."

To contact Public Relations at the Boy Scouts, email PR@scouting.org.

Here's another email: myscouting@scouting.org.

Here is the "National Leadership" page.

Memo to the Supreme Court: Who Respects the Human Body? Not Homosexuals, by Nancy Pearcey
Coulter on "Faggot" Easy to Defend, by J. Richard Pearcey

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Good Riddance to Letterman ... Flashback: "O'Reilly, Letterman, and the Culture War"

By Rick Pearcey • May 21, 2015, 02:33 PM

"David Letterman’s departure isn’t the end of an era," Daniel Greenfield writes at Frontpagemag.com. "The era of late night talk shows ended a while back. In Johnny Carson’s final week in the nineties, he played to an audience of twenty million. Lately, Letterman has been lucky to get 2 million. His final shows have played to around 5 million viewers."

For additional perspective on Letterman, you may want to turn to my comments on "O'Reilly, Letterman, and the Culture War."

Here are the first few paragraphs:

America today is fighting a two-front war for survival.

On the one hand, there is the war on terror -- or the war against Islamofascism, as some call it. This aspect of the war is brought home daily via news from Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, and so on. We also see it inside our borders, after 9/11, played out in tactical give and take between political parties and talking heads debating issues such as homeland security, NSA wiretaps, civil liberties, and so on. In an age of nuclear and biological mass destruction, losing the war -- or even being less than vigilant -- can mean the deaths of millions of men, women, and children.

On the other hand, Americans are in the midst of a culture war. As the recent Christmas-Winter Solstice Season shows, there is even a war about whether there is a culture war.

On one side of the culture war are people who understand that this nation is founded upon the governing principle of independence under God. This position is clearly set forth in the Declaration of Independence, which is based on a framework in which there is a Creator from whom all human beings, by virtue of creation, are endowed with inalienable rights.

This particular worldview orientation is what dramatically sets the American experiment apart from ancient Greece, classical Rome, the French Revolution, National Socialism, Marxism, and the anti-Christian secularism that rose up in America in the 1960s.

On the other side of the culture war are people who reject this founding framework in favor of a concept of independence apart from God. This view emerged on the Western political landscape during the French Revolution.

Instead of a Creator God as the basis for human rights, people on this side of the struggle have come to see humanity as the product of an impersonal nature that has produced autonomous human beings who look to themselves (their choice, power, genes) or their groups (race, class, gender, party) or the impersonal natural order itself as the final reference point for human rights and identity.

Observers such as Bill O’Reilly, who was recently challenged by David Letterman on the Late Show, see the struggle as one between traditionalists and secular progressives. In O'Reilly's lexicon, traditionalists are people "who believe the country was well founded, does mostly good things, and has become the most powerful nation on earth by adhering to Judeo-Christian principles like generosity, justice, and self-sacrifice."

O’Reilly defines "secular progressives" as people who "believe that the USA is fundamentally a flawed country, which has caused considerable misery both within and outside our borders.The S-P's want drastic change and a new direction for America."

It is tempting to see these two fronts as separate struggles -- the war on terror over there, and the culture war over here.

But there is a unity: Ultimately the war on terror and the culture war are struggles against Western Civilization as rooted in the Judeo-Christian worldview.

Thinking of the struggle in this way, neither secularism nor Islamofascism can win without liquidating the Judeo-Christian worldview -- or, at a minimum, removing it as a legitimate voice in public life.

From the final paragraph:

". . . America is divided along cultural lines. But underneath the cultural lines are antithetical worldview divisions that we would do well to attend to.

Islamofascism is not secularism is not the Judeo-Christian worldview.

The more Americans understand the thoughtforms upon which their historic freedoms are founded, a verifiable worldview with the Creator at the center as opposed to an inadequate secularism or a kind of religio-fascism, the better prepared all will be to meet the challenges that already confront America early in the 21st century.

Chances of survival seem better if Americans remember who they are and how they got that way.

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War