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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tucker Tonight: Katie Hopkins Takes on J.K. Rowling, Islamic Terror, Londoners Who've "Completely Lost Their Mind"

By Rick Pearcey • March 28, 2017, 09:40 AM

In this broadcast footage from Tucker Carlson Tonight, Daily Mail columnist Katie Hopkins answers Tucker's question: "What happened to your island?"



Monday, March 27, 2017

Breitbart News Denied Permanent Capitol Hill Press Credentials

By Rick Pearcey • March 27, 2017, 02:17 PM

Mark Moore reports at the NYPost:

Breitbart News' request for Capitol Hill press credentials was denied until "more answers" can be provided on whether top White House adviser Steve Bannon has severed ties with the conservative website, according to a report on Monday.

The Standing Committee of the Senate Press Gallery put the request on hold, citing the need for "more answers," The Daily Beast reported.

"Larry Solov, president and CEO of Breitbart, sent a letter seeking permanent press credentials that confirmed that Bannon resigned from the news site in November 2016," the Post reports. "Solov went on to write that Bannon, who helped run the Trump presidential campaign, 'has no editorial, executive, financial or other role or interest' in Breitbart."

Bumps in the road remain for Breitbart. A Standing Committee "member said other than 'us trusting Larry' there was no proof Bannon had cut all ties, the Daily Beast reported," according to the Post.

In addition, members of the board want to "clarify any role conservative donor and President Trump supporter Rebekah Mercer reportedly has in making editorial decisions," the Post reports.

"Mercer's father, hedge-fund billionaire Robert Mercer, invested $10 million in Breitbart, according to The New Yorker," the Post states.

The committee is set to "meet again to consider credentials on April 25," according to the Post. Until then, "reporters for Breitbart will receive temporary passes."



Friday, March 24, 2017

"Scam"! Establishment-Front Tea Party Express Endorses Disastrous RINOcare

By Rick Pearcey • March 24, 2017, 12:40 PM

"What do you do with a group that calls itself the 'Tea Party Express' and goes on to endorse a bill that, at its heart, is anti-Tea Party?," Chris Pandolfo asks at CR. "You expose it for the scam it is."

Read more.



Thursday, March 23, 2017

Tom Price Confirms What We Knew: Republicans Never Intended to Repeal Obamacare

By Rick Pearcey • March 23, 2017, 08:43 AM

Daniel Horowitz writes at CR:

The simple truth of this entire health care debate is that the insurance regulations are the heart and soul of Obamacare. Without repeal of those elements, prices will never come down, the market will never be restored, and there will always be a need for massive subsidization at crushing prices until we get single payer.

It is also the simple truth that Republicans never had any intention of repealing those elements because they never wanted to repeal them.

Secretary of HHS, Tom Price, confirmed this reality on Sunday. As such, everything else is just a distraction.

Read more.



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Obama Tried to Legalize Migrant Accused of Murdering 15-Year-Old Stepdaughter

By Rick Pearcey • March 22, 2017, 10:08 AM

Stephen Dinan reports at the WTimes:

The Obama administration last year began the process of granting legal status to a 36-year-old illegal immigrant with a long criminal rap sheet whom agents had twice tried to deport, and who now stands accused of killing his 15-year-old girlfriend, mother of one child with him and pregnant with another.

The Texas case, involving Armando Garcia-Ramirez, a Mexican, is raising new questions about immigration enforcement under President Obama, as supporters of President Trump point to the matter as proof of a broken immigration system.

"Mr. Garcia may even have been the girl's stepfather at the time he impregnated her," the Times contiunes, "something federal authorities apparently missed last year after he was arrested for smuggling five other illegal immigrants into the U.S."

Read more.



Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Nancy Pearcey Speaking at Bible & Beer Consortium and Art House Dallas Event

By Rick Pearcey • March 21, 2017, 01:40 PM

Join Nancy as speaks under the auspices of the Bible & Beer Consortium and the Art House Dallas this Saturday, March 25, in Dallas-Fort Worth area. Starts at 6 pm.

For more information, please go here.



Monday, March 20, 2017

We Seek Interview With River

By Rick Pearcey • March 20, 2017, 10:22 AM

"Millions of people around the world are still lacking human rights, but a river in New Zealand isn't," the Blaze reports. "A recent parliamentary vote grants the Whanganui River the same legal standing as a human being, ensuring it will be represented by two guardians in any legal matters over the water way."

The Pearcey Report has reached out to the government of New Zealand to obtain contact information to possibly "interview the river for further comment on this landmark event." We will alert you with regard to any updates from the NZ government or comments from the river.



Friday, March 17, 2017

Babbling Bethel: Sorry Christians, But Your Bible Fails "Inclusive Language" Standards at "Evangelical" College

By Rick Pearcey • March 17, 2017, 01:29 PM

Eric Owens reports at the Daily Caller:

An evangelical Christian university in Minnesota is encouraging its professors to stop using words with masculine connotations -- such as "man" and "mankind" -- because those words aren't sufficiently "inclusive."

That institution would be Bethel University in St. Paul (who was a male, by the way). There's much more to the story, and you can read the entire news report here.

Meanwhile, a little application: If you want to learn how the God who created human language in the first place just couldn't get his Scripture pronouns right -- and to pay $46,550 annually for tuition, fees, room and meals for that amazing spiritual enlightenment and advance in "our Christian witness" -- then Bethel University could be just the comfy Nirvana you're looking for.

Meanwhile, Part 2: Secularists of the world -- Relax. With Christians and universities like this -- no worries. Just nudge them along nice and easy. Show them a little hate, then a little love. They can't wait to fall into line. They're begging for your discipleship program.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bow Wow Dogg Mess: Responds to Trump Tweet About Snoop Dogg by Threatening to "Pimp" First Lady Melania Trump

By Rick Pearcey • March 16, 2017, 09:53 AM

Here speaks a truly classless voice of hate:

"Ayo @realDonaldTrump shut your punk ass up talking shit about my uncle @SnoopDogg before we pimp your wife and make her work for us."

Bow Wow might want to drop that stage name. Your dog whistle insults canine pride.

When you dehumanize others, you mock yourself, you hollow yourself.

Or are you there already?

You look in the mirror and there's noth'n' lookin' back.

You pimp yourself, and there's nothing looking back.

Come on. Step UP. "I am a man." Remember?

Mr. Moss, Mr. Moss. You in there somewhere?



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Socialist Venezuela Owns Hundreds of Companies and Most are Going Under

By Rick Pearcey • March 15, 2017, 09:23 AM

Brandon Morse reports at The Blaze:

More bad news for those who believe socialism is the way to go, as more information has surfaced about Venezuela's ever crumbling finances and infrastructure.

According to information recently garnered by the nonprofit Transparency International [TI], Venezuela's government owns, or has a majority ownership in 511 businesses within the country. Sadly for Venezuela, 70 percent of these companies are bleeding money, and potentially contributing to Venezuela's continued financial downfall.

"We started this study because nobody really knows how many companies the state is running," said Mercedes De Freitas of TI, according to the Blaze. "The state has invaded every sector imaginable."

"The amount of money lost by the companies isn't something to scoff at either, with 2016 seeing a total of $129 billion gone from the failing businesses," the Blaze reports.

"Venezuela's ownership expands out to things such as toilet paper, medicine, cellphones, milk, which [are] also the things Venezuela is tragically lacking," the Blaze continues.

"Venezuela's citizens have been relegated to literal and figurative bread lines in order to get the food and supplies they need for everyday living," the Blaze concludes. "Women have even been sterilizing themselves to avoid bringing another mouth to feed into the world," and many Venezuelans "have lost dangerous amounts of weight due to starvation."

Read more here.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Schumer Threatens Government Shutdown Over Border Wall

By Rick Pearcey • March 14, 2017, 01:18 PM

"After Democratic lawmakers' years of shrieking and televised temper tantrums over how shutting down the federal government somehow approximates treason," Matthew Vadum writes at Frontpagemag.com, "Democrats have suddenly embraced the tactic in their quest to keep the nation's borders wide open for Muslim terrorists and illegal aliens."

Read more.



Monday, March 13, 2017

Students Denounced as Racist for Wearing U.S. Flag Colors

By Rick Pearcey • March 13, 2017, 10:10 AM

Rob Shimshock reports at the Daily Caller:

Students from one Iowan high school recently apologized to the principal of another Iowan high school when people found their choice of red, white and blue attire offensive.

Supporters of the Des Moines North High School basketball team, many of whose players are from refugee families, were offended when fans of Valley High School's basketball team wore red, white and blue last week,  the College Fix reports.

"This is an example of BLATANT racism," said Ty Leggett, a Valley High School alum, on the Valley High School -- WDMCS Facebook page. "ALL participating should have been pulled and banned from ALL VHS extracurricular events for the remainder of the year! As a parent, I'd be mortified that my son or daughter thought this way, acted in this fashion and refrained from taking a stand against this 21st century inexcusable behavior!"

You can read the rest of what, apparently, is not a fake news story here.

Let's be clear: Any American-occupying high school student, teacher, principal, parent, coach or staff member who thinks the mere wearing U.S. flag colors is offensive or racist is offically now flunked out of the United States. There's a bonus: If you can't figure out why you've flunked out, expect to pay $1776.00 in reparations on your way out of the country.

In addition, any person inside the borders of the United States who apologizes or in any other manner cowers in the face of such drop-dead stupidity is also now officially flunked out of the United States of America. And if you too cannot figure out why you've flunked out, expect also to pay $1776.00 in reparations on your way out of the country.

Thank you. And have a good day.



Friday, March 10, 2017

Levin: "Something Horribly Immoral" About Paul Ryan's RINOcare

By Rick Pearcey • March 10, 2017, 08:11 AM

Chris Pandolfo writes at CR:

Thursday on the radio, Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin gave the rundown on the press conference of Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc. (F, 51%), in which Ryan tried to give the hard sell to Americans on the Republican American Health Care Act "reform" plan.

Levin called Ryan’s proposal "repeal in name only." Or, if you will, "RINOcare," because the GOP plan keeps the core of Obamacare in place. 

According to Pandolfo, "Levin had a 'number of questions' for the speaker, questions that so far remain unanswered."

Questions such as:

"How much will the average American's deduction go up, or down?"

Further, Levin asked, how much will the federal government be spending on subsidies for certain individuals? Will individuals be able to see the doctors they want? The specialists they need? Will individuals be able to go to the hospital of their choice? Will they be able to get the medicines they need to get?

The deeper "problem with RINOcare, Levin explained, is it embraces the Left's assumption that government involvement is needed to make health insurance affordable. It embraces progressivism; it embraces centralization."

The mainstream American initiative -- as the Declaration and U.S. Constitution make clear -- is that a free and dignified people are competent to run their own lives, including making decisions about healthcare choices, in liberating community with God and our fellow man -- male and female, red and yellow, black and white.

This initiative is central to the affirmation that "all men are created equal" and "are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights" -- an affirmation that the Constitution was written and ratified to incarnate into the American body politic.

And centralized healthcare regulated, defined, and controlled by that Swamp called Washington, D.C., and the federal government -- well, that stands in total antithesis to the genius of the enduring human and American spirit.

Trump and Co. should be seeking healthcare policy consistent with these transcendent principles of freedom. For whereas "unalienable rights" liberate, Obamacare or any other kind of "care" from any form of government that violates unalienable rights necessarily diminishes the human spirit.

No amount of money, no magical words of rhetoric or sincere intentions, and no concentration of political power can fix such a foundational error in thought, practice, and policy.

"Republicans have blown it," Levin says. "There is something horribly immoral" about RINOcare.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday on the radio, Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin gave the rundown on the press conference of Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc. (F, 51%), in which Ryan tried to give the hard sell to Americans on the Republican American Health Care Act "reform" plan.

Levin called Ryan’s proposal “repeal in name only." Or, if you will, “RINOcare,” because the GOP plan keeps the core of Obamacare in place.  

- See more at: https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2017/03/mark-levin-there-is-something-horribly-immoral-about-rinocare#sthash.NxM282Ut.dpuf

Thursday on the radio, Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin gave the rundown on the press conference of Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc. (F, 51%), in which Ryan tried to give the hard sell to Americans on the Republican American Health Care Act "reform" plan.

Levin called Ryan’s proposal “repeal in name only." Or, if you will, “RINOcare,” because the GOP plan keeps the core of Obamacare in place.  

- See more at: https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2017/03/mark-levin-there-is-something-horribly-immoral-about-rinocare#sthash.NxM282Ut.dpuf

y on the radio, Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin gave the rundown on the press conference of Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc. (F, 51%), in which Ryan tried to give the hard sell to Americans on the Republican American Health Care Act "reform" plan.

Levin called Ryan’s proposal “repeal in name only." Or, if you will, “RINOcare,” because the GOP plan keeps the core of Obamacare in place.  

- See more at: https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2017/03/mark-levin-there-is-something-horribly-immoral-about-rinocare#sthash.NxM282Ut.dpuf


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Sen. Tom Cotton to House Republicans: "Start Over" on Health Care

By Rick Pearcey • March 9, 2017, 11:15 AM

Matthew Boyle reports at Breitbart:

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is calling on House Republicans to withdraw the Obamacare 2.0 bill, the American Health Care Act, that House Speaker Paul Ryan put forward and "start over."

The strong words from Cotton -- including the comparison of the process that Ryan has been pushing to the efforts now House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi used to push Obamacare through back when she was Speaker -- come as Ryan has lost considerable support inside the Republican Party when it comes to this legislation.

"Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has been leading an effort along with Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) and the House Freedom Caucus to get Republicans to rethink how they handle this rather rushing through what amounts to Obamacare 2.0," Boyle continues.

"The bill from Ryan keeps the individual mandate but tweaks it so the government no longer collects a tax from those who do not purchase health insurance but insurance companies -- with government backing for enforcement -- collect a fee from those who do not purchase health insurance," Boyle writes.

Read the entire news story here.



Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Liberal Multi-Billionaire Man Behind "Day Without a Woman"

By Rick Pearcey • March 8, 2017, 10:10 AM

"Behind the Women's March on Washington and a Day Without a Woman is a rich man: liberal billionaire George Soros," Valerie Richardson reports at the Washington Times

"A report released Tuesday by the conservative Media Research Center found Mr. Soros and his Open Society Foundation contributed $246 million between 2010 and 2014 to 100 of the 544 groups listed as partners of the Women’s March."

Read more here on "The Man Behind the Women: George Soros Gave $246M to partners of Women's March."



Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Stop CNN's Spies

By Rick Pearcey • March 7, 2017, 11:32 AM

Jamie Lewis writes at American Thinker:

CNN just published the results of an outright espionage operation against the Trump White House, by pointing a vibration-sensitive camera at the window of the Oval Office. 

This is an espionage technique, and it is obviously a major violation of national security laws

CNN is gambling that any arrested "journalists" (spies) can be turned into martyrs against the Trump White House.

Read the rest of "Stopping CNN's Spies" here.



Monday, March 6, 2017

Environmentalists Stand by Arrested Anti-Pipeline Leader Exposed as Rapist

By Rick Pearcey • March 6, 2017, 09:17 AM

Brent Scher reports at Free Beacon:

Environmentalists in Texas are standing by their leader even after it was revealed he had been imprisoned for various charges, including rape . . . and has been on the run from authorities for over a decade.

Protesters were shocked this week when Pedro Rabago Gutierrez, who went by Pete Hefflin while leading protests at the site of the Trans-Pecos Pipeline in West Texas, was arrested and had his criminal history and true identity exposed.

Read more.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

"Provocative" NRA Video: Why Women Own Guns

By Rick Pearcey • March 3, 2017, 01:55 PM

Susannah Breslin writes at Forbes:

For women, is owning a gun a feminist act?

The NRA says: You bet.

A provocative new video from the National Rifle Association, the country's hard-charging advocate for gun rights, argues that women who buy firearms are engaged in an act of self-empowerment.

The video, "Why Women Own Guns," is the latest episode of NRATV's newly launched firearms-focused The DL program, hosted by Dana Loesch, a Democrat turned conservative commentator and author of Hands Off My Gun: Defeating the Plot to Disarm America.

"The Left loves to talk about empowering women, but the real litmus test for that is your support for the Second Amendment," Loesch says in opening Why Women Own Guns. "Because if you don't support a women's right to choose to defend herself against a rapist with a firearm, you don't support women. Period."

I recommend this video to my family and yours.

Watch Why Women Own Guns.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Target Corp Hits $15 Billion Loss Since "Dangerous and Misguided" Pro-Transgender Announcement

By Rick Pearcey • March 2, 2017, 01:25 PM

Warner Todd Huston reports at Breitbart:

The stock value of transgender-champion Target Corp. crashed by 13.5 percent this week after the company's sales again fell below investors'expectations.

Target's stock value is now down by 30 percent since it sparked a consumer boycott by embracing the transgender political agenda. That 30 percent drop has slashed investors' wealth by roughly $15 billion. [emhasis added]

On Tuesday, the stock fell to $58.78, down from its April 19 high of $83.98. In contrast, WalMart is up 3 percent since April, and Kohl’s is down less than one percent.

"Company officials indirectly acknowledged the consumer boycott," Huston reports. "Our fourth-quarter results reflect the impact of rapidly changing consumer behavior, which drove very strong digital growth but unexpected softness in our stores," Breitbart quotes Target CEO Brian Cornell as saying in an official statement.

"Leaders at the American Family Association highlighted the company's worsening situation," Huston writes.

"The American Family Association has called for a boycott of Target since last April after the chain publicized the fact that it would allow men to use the women's restrooms and fitting rooms in their stores," AFA President Tim Wildmon stated, according to Breitbart.

"This [policy] is unacceptable for families, and the dangerous and misguided policy continues to put women and children in harm's way. [emphasis added] Men don't belong in the same bathroom as our wives and daughters," Wildmon also stated, Breitbart reports.

Read the entire report from Breitbart here.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Rasmussen: Most Say Democrats Hurt Themselves With Anti-Trump Strategy

By Rick Pearcey • March 1, 2017, 10:47 AM

Rasmussen reports:

Most voters agree that it's bad for America and bad for the Democratic Party if Democrats continue to flat out oppose everything President Trump does. Even Democrats are conflicted about their party's scorched earth policy.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 29% of all Likely U.S. Voters think it's better for the country if Democrats oppose the president in every way possible.

Sixty-three percent (63%) say it's better for the country if Democrats try to work with the president instead.

"Forty-four percent (44%) of Democrats feel it's better for both the country and their party if they oppose the new president as much as possible," Rasmussen states. "But 46% say it's better for America if Democrats try to work with Trump, and 45% say it's better for their party, too."



Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tucker vs. Bill Nye the Fanatic Guy -- Global Warming, Video

By Rick Pearcey • February 28, 2017, 11:27 AM

Watch this Tucker Carlson Tonight interchange on global warming, between Bill Nye and Tucker Carlson, and note who is asking questions and who appears dogmatic, fanatical in demeanor, and tries to bully his way to impose his opinion.

I would suggest: If the "science" behind global warming is so "settled," a media veteran such as Mr. Nye should have little difficulty relaxing and using this broadcast occasion to educate a national audience.

He would help his case immensely if he simply stated a proposition and offered scientific evidence to support it. That he did not do. Instead of that he seemed offended and knocked off-balance because Carlson dared to question.

Nye huffed and puffed and did not recover. He lost his cool and seemed anything but a clear-minded scientist in the honest pursuit of verifiable information. 

Far better, Mr. Nye, to smile and make your case. We're more than able to evaluate it. Take your theory out of the dogmatic bubble of "settled science" and let's see how it fares.

My hope is that scientists of our day, some of whom seem to be rather more politicized than scientific, will re-embrace what is both the scientific and Biblical calling to be critical thinkers who insist on data, evaluate evidence, think for themselves, reject bullying and peer pressure, and prefer reasoned trust over blind faith.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Leaked Audio Exposes Anti-Trump Forces Manufacturing Hostile Town Hall

By Rick Pearcey • February 27, 2017, 11:25 AM

Peter Hasson reports at The Daily Caller:

Leaked audio from an anti-Trump protest group meeting reveals activists with anti-Trump group Indivisible plotting how to best manufacture a hostile environment at a town hall with Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, on Friday.

The audio, obtained by local radio station KPEL, reveals a coordinated effort to create the public impression that Cassidy's support for Trump is unpopular with his constituents. The activists, who describe themselves as liberals in the audio, can be heard strategizing how to best turn a local town hall into a political victory.

Inside Team/Outside Team: "The activists split up into an 'inside team' -- tasked with occupying 'as many seats as we can' and an 'outside team,' whose job was to 'give [the media] the coverage they want' before joining the others inside.

"Dress Like Conservatives": "Activists were instructed to dress like conservatives and leave at home 'any signifier that you're a liberal' in order to blend in with constituents."

"Dominate": "The leftist activists strategized how best to 'dominate' the question-and-answer section of the town hall and keep anyone 'sympathetic' to Cassidy from asking a question."

Liberals Laughing at People of Breaux Bridge: "The audio also reveals the activists laughing about 'the poor people of Breaux Bridge' -- local constituents -- who might get stuck behind them. Local news coverage of the town hall said that 'many attendees were turned away' from the town hall due to 'capacity restrictions'."

Those "Poor People of Breaux Bridge": "If it's all of us in there and the poor people of Breaux Bridge are sitting behind us, well then tough luck for them,' said one organizer, identified by KPEL as James Proctor. His 'poor people' comment drew laughs from the other activists."

"Indivisible recently partnered up with Organizing for Action, the activist group aligned with former President Obama, NBC News reported earlier this month," The DC reports.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Watch CPAC 2017 Live Online Free

By Rick Pearcey • February 24, 2017, 09:29 AM

Watch here, courtesy of Breitbart.



Thursday, February 23, 2017

Non-Organic: Democrat Operatives Revealed Behind Mexico City Demonstration Against Tillerson

By Rick Pearcey • February 23, 2017, 01:27 PM

Peter Hasson reports at The Daily Caller:

An official arm of the Democratic party is behind a planned demonstration against Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday outside the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.

The Mexico chapter of Democrats Abroad -- "the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States," according to the group's website -- is organizing the demonstration against Tillerson, who arrived in the Mexican capital on Wednesday.

Advertising for the demonstration on The Action Network, a website for left-wing activists, says that "Democrats Abroad Mexico and other progressive organizations like the Women's March and Bridges to Understanding have created a petition" that demands Tillerson "meet with U.S. citizens who hold opposing views while he visits Mexico City to talk with Mexican government officials."

"A man named Doug Hall is the listed creator of both the event and the MoveOn.org petition," Hasson writes. "Hall has been identified in Mexican news sources as an employee of Democrats Abroad Mexico. He did not return an email seeking comment."

According to the Daily Caller, "The head of Democrats Abroad Mexico is Jody Quinnell, who served as a delegate for Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention."

Finally, Hasson reports, "Indivisible, the anti-Trump group that has helped organize protests of Republican town halls across the country, promoted Thursday’s demonstration on its website. NBC News reported earlier this month that Indivisible has 'teamed up' with former Obama group Organizing for Action in organizing anti-Trump efforts."



Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Mika on Media: Controlling What People Think "Is Our Job" -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • February 22, 2017, 11:06 AM

"On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC's Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski stated President Trump 'could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think. And that is our job," Ian Hanchett reports at Breitbart. (Emphasis added)

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sweden Fail, Again: "Stockholm Suburb 'Looking Like a Warzone'"

By Rick Pearcey • February 21, 2017, 11:48 AM

Virginia Hale reports at Breitbart:

Riots broke out on Monday night in the suburb of Rinkeby, where a majority of residents were born overseas, just hours after the country's Prime Minister attacked U.S President Donald J. Trump for linking mass migration with rising violence in Sweden.

The riots, in which cars were set ablaze and shops were looted, resulted in the Stockholm suburb looking "like a warzone" according to a journalist who was at the scene.

Police retreated to a nearby gas station after being forced to fire a warning shot as a group of around 30 thugs pelted officers with stones, according to Expressen. . .

So, of course (some would have us think), nothing to see here -- just a little rioting and burning and police retreating in this otherwise Scandinavian Eden.

But for those wanting to take another look, go here to read more on "Sweden: Looting, Cars Torched, Police Attacked as Riots Break Out in Migrant Suburb."



Monday, February 20, 2017

CPAC in Turmoil Over Yiannopoulos Invitation to Speak

By Rick Pearcey • February 20, 2017, 12:17 PM

Leon Wolf reports at The Blaze:

Every year, the American Conservative Union hosts the Conservative Political Action Conference, one of the largest gatherings of conservative activists in the country. After ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp announced last week that alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos would be speaking at this year's CPAC, controversy immediately erupted --  a controversy that was exacerbated when multiple videos surfaced of Yiannopoulos arguing for the legalization of sexual relations between teenage boys and adult men, as well as making anti-Semitic comments about Jews in the media.

For more on this issue, please see the following headlines and links published in today's Pearcey Report:

Read the entire report on Yiannopolous and CPAC in turmoil here.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Homofascism: Washington Supreme Court Activists Punish Barronelle Stutzman

By Rick Pearcey • February 17, 2017, 01:55 PM

Jim Campbell writes at Alliance Defending Freedom:

After much anticipation, the Washington Supreme Court has punished Barronelle Stutzman for peacefully operating her business consistently with her faith.

The court's decision affirms a lower-court ruling that requires Barronelle to pay the attorneys’ fees that the ACLU racked up in suing her.

Often, in cases like this, the attorneys' fees for each side are hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not more.

What we are witnessing here is not justice (it's not even close), but fascism -- in particular, homofascism.

Fascism is a radical relativistic fact-denying will-to-power that rejects transcendent, humane, and ethical norms and instead seeks substitutes for these norms within the closed-down political state. It is the idolatry of secularized state political power, and because it lacks a high view of the human being (as merely matter or merely a creature of the state, for example), it always, by inner necessity, results in horrible inhumanity.

No amount of (whether paid or heartfelt) marching, protesting, or rioting in the name of liberation can make up for the fundamental and irredeemable fascist poverty with respect to the worth, dignity, and significance of the human being. In a fascist system, the human intrinsically is a zero and is therefore treated that way. Fascism is principially inhumane.

Homofascism seeks to absolutize and impose a diversity-denying monosexuality that wars irrationally against the facts of life (the biology of male and female), that wars principially against the American mainstream (rooted in liberating transcendent norms -- see the Declaration of Independence), and wars violently against the human being as human being. After all, the human is created to be free of state totalitarianism and instead to choose loving and liberating community with a knowable and factually verifable Creator and with our neighbor, who is of great worth and dignity, by virtue of his or her level of being, having been created in the image of God.

Homofascist faith forges chains. It co-opts the instrumentality of government as a force for good and transforms it into a force for gross inhumanity and evil. In the name of whatever empty trigger words happen to be culturally resonant in the present moment ("diversity," "love," "equality," "choice," "tolerance"), it unleashes hatred and venom upon those who stand for enduring freedom and intrinsic humanness.

By this mechanism of manipulation and hate, the strong prey upon the widow and the orphan, upon the "scum of the earth," and upon those who insist on asking questions, thinking for themselves, and glorying in the wonder and diversity of male and female.

Intelligence and humanity revolt. And if America would be America, she and we must overcome.

For more on the return of fascism, please go here.

To support Baronelle Stutzman and her legal team as they take her case to the U.S. Supreme Court, please go here.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Defiant Texas Pastors Blast Extremist NFL's Unsafe Transgender Threat

By Rick Pearcey • February 16, 2017, 11:14 AM

Bob Unruh reports at WND:

Texas pastors -- who stopped a lesbian mayor's social agenda in Houston by taking it to voters -- are responding to not-so-veiled threats from the National Football League that the Lone Star State must promote transgenderism through an open-bathrooms policy.

It's a policy in which men who "identify as women" are allowed to use restrooms, locker rooms and other facilities designated for women.

The issue arose under President Barack Obama, who pushed the agenda even to the point of mandating it in public schools before the order was put on hold by the federal courts.

"CBS News reported recently the NFL 'sharpened' its warning to Texas, where lawmakers are considering a simple bill that would require people use restrooms corresponding with their physical sex," Unruh explains.

"If a proposal that is discriminatory or inconsistent with our values were to become law there, that would certainly be a factor considered when thinking about awarding future events," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy boomed, according to WND.

But the "pastors of the Texas Pastor Council, however, were in no mood to succumb to an outside group they said was trying to put women and children in danger," Unruh writes. "The group said Texans 'love football, but we love our God, our freedom and our families more'."

Moreover, "If we are forced to choose, then we will say to the NFL and other sports organizations or lobby groups: 'Don't let the ticket gate hit you on the way out of Texas'," the council said, according to WND.

"Yellow penalty flags are flying all across Texas with pastors ruling a personal foul against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and spokesman Brian McCarthy for threatening the safety of our women and children in Texas," the diverse coalition of pastors also reportedly said.

According to McCarthy, the NFL "embraces inclusiveness."

"We want all fans to feel welcomed at our events, and NFL policies prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other improper standard," McCarthy asserted, Unruh reports.

For all its empty verbiage about "discrimination," the NFL's moral hypocrisy is blatant, even as in reality it embraces an intolerance that would exclude the entire state of Texas unless Texas submits to the NFL's attempt to impose extremist beliefs that contradict responsible ethics, basic biology, and a respect for the safety and well-being of those who might attend NFL games.

“We demand to know what role the NFL has in dictating the values of Texas, interfering with something outside of regulating their own sport and placing our women and children in harm’s way to give preference to one-tenth of one percent who are confused about their gender," the coalition of pastors fired back in reply.

"The pastors said if the NFL's values 'include requiring that men can use women's restrooms, we have a special message for the commissioner and Mr. McCarthy: Pastors of every color and every corner of this state are declaring that we choose mothers over money, daughters over dollars and privacy over predators'," WND reports.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

How Far Will Republicans Go to Destroy Trump?

By Rick Pearcey • February 15, 2017, 09:34 AM

Melissa MacKenzie at American Spectator explains how "Kristol, McCain, and Graham have gone off the Deep State End."



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

CIA Broke the Law to Take Out Its Critic General Flynn

By Rick Pearcey • February 14, 2017, 07:52 AM

"Make no mistake, we have just witnessed an operation by members of the CIA to take out a high official of our own government," Thomas Lifson writes at American Thinker. "An agency that is widely believed to have brought down democratically elected governments overseas is now practicing the same dark arts in domestic American politics."

Lifson says New York Democrat Sen. Chuck Shumer "laid out on January 2nd what was going to happen to the Trump administration if it dared take on the deep state -- the permanent bureaucracy that has contempt for the will of the voters and feels entitled to run the government for its own benefit":

New Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump is "being really dumb" by taking on the intelligence community and its assessments on Russia's cyber activities.

"Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you," Schumer told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.

“So even for a practical, supposedly hard-nosed businessman, he’s being really dumb to do this."

"Or, as the old rueful saying has it, 'You’ve got to go along to get along'," Lifson notes.

That "rueful saying" has a hard edge, Lifson warns, for it "means that we the people had better acknowledge that the bureaucrats have turned into our masters, and the old expression 'public servant' is as ironic as anything Orwell came up with. Schumer knows this and likes it, because the deep state wants a bigger more powerful government, just as he does."

Moreover, Lifson continues, "The law was broken by whoever leaked the transcripts to the media. Not only is the crime underlying the 'scandal' being ignored, the criminals are being hailed. On Morning Joe’s first hour today, the host, a former congressman (i.e., a lawmaker) himself, called the leakers 'heroes'."

The upshot? Lipson writes: "This interference in domestic politics by the CIA should be regarded as a major threat to our democracy, but of course our Trump-hating domestic media are reveling in a major point scored against the new president."



Monday, February 13, 2017

Trump-Hating Celeb Asks If Spray-Painted Symbols Are "Attempt at Swastikas" -- Oops

By Rick Pearcey • February 13, 2017, 10:34 AM

Sarah Silverman's reactionary ignorance is tragic -- and as this story shows, offers justified opportunity for humor at her expense. 

If you're going to fight Nazis, it's probably important to know who they are and what inspires them -- not just their symbols but also the content of their philosophy.



Friday, February 10, 2017

Get "Finding Truth" by Nancy Pearcey at Cedarville University Conference Next Week

By Rick Pearcey • February 10, 2017, 10:28 AM

Nancy is a plenary speaker next Thursday (February 16) at a Cedarville University conference -- and all who register online to attend will receive a copy of her newest book, Finding Truth.

For more information, please see the Finding Truth conference website.



Thursday, February 9, 2017

Good: "Demoralizing" Gorsuch Confirms Trump's Attacks on Rogue Judiciary Are Working

By Rick Pearcey • February 9, 2017, 10:33 AM

"So the judiciary is demoralized and disheartened! That's just great!" Ed Straker writes at American Thinker. "Then Trump's attacks are working. Perhaps left-wing activist judges will think twice in the future before trying to take over powers from the executive branch." (Power and authority concerning immigration policy, for example.)

"What other emotions should Judge James Robart and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals be feeling"? Straker asks. Why, of course: "Embarrassment," "Shame," "Fear," and "Surprise" -- not to mention a few discomforting physical experiences.

Read more.



Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Army Special Forces Veteran-Owned Coffee Company Hits Back at Starbucks: Video

By Rick Pearcey • February 8, 2017, 12:46 PM

Fox News reports:

In response to Starbucks announcing it would hire 10,000 refugees to protest President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, one veteran has a different plan.

Evan Hafer, an Army Special Forces veteran and CEO of Black Rifle Coffee Company, said he would hire 10,000 veterans.

"Our plan is to build 600 stores in the next six years. I'm gonna try to push this forward with the community behind me," Hafer said yesterday on Fox & Friends.

"According to January 2017 data from the Department of Labor, there is a 6.3 percent post 9/11 veteran unemployment rate in the country," FoxNews reports.

Hafer says "he would be mostly hiring from this group but would extend to Gulf War veterans as well if need be," according to Fox.

"Black Rifle Coffee Company was founded two years ago and has a more than 50 percent hiring rate of veterans as employees," Fox reports. 

How did combat combine with coffee to enter the marketplace battlefield? Hafer explains:

I started Black Rifle Coffee Company to provide a high-quality, roast-to-order coffee to the pro 2A [2nd Amendment] and veteran communities.

Between deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, I was working to refine both my coffee roasting skills and my firearms skills.

I have spent over a decade researching coffee, refining my roast profiles and (of course) drinking what I roast.

Black Rifle Coffee is quite literally the combination of my two favorite passions. I take pride in the coffee we roast, the veterans we employ, and the causes we support.

Not surprisingly, therefore: "Hiring vets is not PR for me. It's who we are," Hafer says.

To learn more about Black Rifle Coffee Company, visit the website (which is outstanding which would be outstanding, for example, if Black Rifle Coffee Company drops profanity from the names of some of its coffee offerings -- update, March 5, 2017).

Watch the Fox & Friends interview here.



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Radical Liberal Terrorism Watch: Violent Campus Rioting Reveals Modern Liberals as Fascist Tyrants

By Rick Pearcey • February 7, 2017, 02:01 PM

Tom Trinko writes at American Thinker:

The violent riots on college campuses designed to shut down free speech are simply the latest sign of the elephant in the room: modern liberals are fascist tyrants at heart who reject democracy, free speech, and pretty much everything else in the Constitution.

They are not patriots with a different vision of democracy, but traitors who want to remake America into a one-party state where the government rules the people. . . .

"It's time to stop pretending that the people who are the public face of modern liberalism are the loyal opposition," Trinko writes. "Instead, we should shout from the rooftops that they are fascists who wish to put the American people in chains."

Read the rest of the column here.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Dallas Homeowner Fights Off Home Invasion Gang -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • February 6, 2017, 08:26 AM

The following news story describes a win for the good guys and is an example of the God-given unalienable right to life, which contains the embedded corollary of the human right to self-defense (atheistic naturalism or secularism has no adequate intellectual basis for such rights).

Thus writes A.W.R. Hawkins at Breitbart:

Surveillance video of a foiled home invasion shows the homeowner lying in wait before springing into action and firing several rounds at the suspects.

The incident occurred last week in Dallas, Texas.

According to CBSDFW, homeowner Terry Morgan woke up to the sound of someone knocking on his door just before 5 a.m. He looked at footage from his surveillance cameras and saw a female suspect knocking, then saw a male suspect who was holding what appeared to be an AK-style rifle.

Morgan "was able to fight back with a gun and a camera," the news presenter on CBS DFW reports.

"I know that if they get into this house, I might not live to see that sun that's coming up in a few hours. So immediately I thought about, you know, survival," Morgan says during a video news interview.

You can read the rest of Hawkins' story here. And here is the video of the CBS Dallas Fort Worth news report.

A final note: Homeowner Terry Morgan is right to protect the borders of his domicile, just as the America people are right to protect the borders of our nation.

It's neither loving nor compassionate to allow uninvited people to enter one's proper sphere of responsibility and sovereignty.

Whether large or small, individual or national, such entry equals invasion. And the healthy, humane, loving, and compassionate response begins with pushing the invader back into the deep, dark sea. You can serve tea and cookies later.



Thursday, February 2, 2017

Girl Expelled After Suing School to Be on Boys' Basketball Team

By Rick Pearcey • February 2, 2017, 10:24 AM

Kevin Kernan and Joe Tacopino report at the NYPost:

The New Jersey seventh-grader whose family sued the Catholic school that refused to let her to play basketball on the boys team was abruptly expelled from her middle school Wednesday.

The parents of 12-year-old Sydney Phillips were sent a letter from an Archdiocese of Newark lawyer saying that both Sydney and her sister Kaitlyn should not attend St. Theresa "tomorrow morning or any day thereafter."

Read more.



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Real Madrid Surrenders -- Its Cross

By Rick Pearcey • February 1, 2017, 09:10 AM

John Calvin writes at American Spectator:

For those who don't follow "international football," Real Madrid is one of the marquee sports teams in the world. Think of them as the New York Yankees of soccer whose players are megastars and whose brand is known across the globe.

Real Madrid recently announced that it will be altering its logo in the Middle East so as not to upset the cultural sensitivity of people in that region.

Is there another motivation that explains why Real Madrid jettisoned its cross? Calvin answers:

It appears the motivation for the removal of the cross was cold hard cash. Real Madrid had signed a large sponsorship deal with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the removal announcement came shortly after the deal was signed. Khaled al-Mehri, vice chairman for Marka who will be distributing the merchandise with the cross-less logo, had this to say, "We have to be sensitive towards other parts of the gulf that are quite sensitive to products that hold the cross."

"This may seem like a small story," Calvin observes. And yet:

On a daily basis, we are scolded about tolerance, but when it comes to Christianity, tolerance for its practitioners is certainly not in vogue.

The Center for Studies on New Religions reported that in 2016, Christianity was the most persecuted religion in the world, with 90,000 Christians killed last year for their beliefs. In America, the leaked emails of John Podesta during the recent Presidential campaign show the contempt in which mainstream Christians are viewed by our political class.

"Real Madrid is a private company and is free to do whatever it pleases with its logo," Calvin notes. "But it didn't just remove the cross from its logo. It removed the symbol of Christianity, in order to satisfy its material desires and to appease and endorse a region's ideology that welcomes religious persecution and blatant discrimination."

Calvin concludes: "Real Madrid's financial gain is the world's loss."

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Fake Medicine: Braindead Doctors Group Warns Against Calling Pregnant Women "Expectant Mothers"

By Rick Pearcey • January 31, 2017, 12:59 PM

"Because it may offend transgender and intersex men," reports The Blaze on the latest blinding brilliance from the British Medical Association.

My recommendation is that, with doctors and associations such as these on the loose on the island, if anyone anywhere gets sick, never ever seek treatment in Britain.

But why do we need doctors in the first place? When next illness strikes, just take two aspirin, get plenty of rest, and self-identify as healed.



Monday, January 30, 2017

Rasmussen: Strong 24-Point Majority Supports Trump's Temporary Ban on Newcomers From 7 Nations

By Rick Pearcey • January 30, 2017, 11:07 AM

Rasmussen reports:

Most voters approve of President Trump's temporary halt to refugees and visitors from several Middle Eastern and African countries until the [federal] government can do a better job of keeping out individuals who are terrorist threats.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a temporary ban on refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen until the federal government approves its ability to screen out potential terrorists form coming here. Thirty-three percent (33%) are opposed, while 10% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.

Similarly, 56% favor a temporary block on visas prohibiting residents of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the United States until the government approves its ability to screen for likely terrorists. Thirty-two percent (32%) oppose this temporary ban, and 11% are undecided.

Read more here.



Thursday, January 26, 2017

Melania Trump Ready to Fight Back Against Left-Wing Haters

By Rick Pearcey • January 26, 2017, 11:07 AM

Emily Smith reports at the NYPost:

Melania Trump has had enough of left-leaning stars such as Chelsea Handler taking cheap shots at her and her son, Barron -- and is finalizing her own team of staffers to fight back.

The first lady has so far remained silent amid a torrent of social-media attacks on herself and her and President Donald Trump's 10-year-old son.

Comedian Handler said in a video interview with Variety that Melania "can barely speak English," then followed up with the tweet, "Blink if you need help @MELANIATRUMP."

Now President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, is firing back on Melania’s behalf. He told Page Six, "Shame on Chelsea Handler for attacking our first lady in such a despicable manner."

Cohen added, "Don't be fooled by her accent. Melania is bright and articulate. To be clear, our first lady speaks multiple languages, I believe five. How many languages do you speak, Chelsea?"

Smith concludes her report: "In a brief statement to the media, which did not mention Barron by name, the White House noted the 'longstanding tradition that the children of presidents are afforded the opportunity to grow up outside of the political spotlight'."

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Tom Price Hearing Disaster: Republicans Showing "No Intention of Repealing Obamacare"

By Rick Pearcey • January 25, 2017, 11:51 AM

Daniel Horowitz writes at CR:

Absent a major intervention from Trump or Pence, Republicans have no intention of repealing Obamacare. It's that simple. In fact, they are repealing the repeal of Obamacare. [emphasis added]

In a matter of a few weeks, in a shocking display of political black magic, Republicans managed to shift the focus away from the destruction wrought by Obamacare to the speculative problems of repealing Obamacare.

Watching the second confirmation hearing of Tom Price, R-Ga. (D, 62%) before the Senate Finance Committee, one could easily discern the diffidence in the voices of Price and Senate Republicans.

They accepted almost every premise of the Left on health care philosophy and even vouched for the guaranteed issue mandate that is most responsible for driving up premiums and destroying choice and competition in the market.

"Was it really hard for Price to tell Democrats that of course it’s a terrible idea to take 'insurance' out of insurance? Horowitz asks. Especially when the real-world impact of that move is to "throw people off their insurance, triple premiums, destroy $19 billion in wages, eliminate 300,000 jobs, and prevent the startup of 10,000 businesses?"

"It's clear that Republican leaders have no intention to repeal the main insurance regulations of Obamacare and pursue simple free market ideas," Horowitz warns. [Emphasis added]

"Thus, they are twisted into knots trying to find excuses not to repeal the law but come up with some sort of package that gives the veneer of reform."

Read the entire column here.



Tuesday, January 24, 2017

How Gosnell's House of Horrors Made Me Pro-Life

By Rick Pearcey • January 24, 2017, 09:17 AM

From investigative journalist and documentary producer Ann McElhinney at the Daily Signal:

Fast forward to April 2013 and Kermit Gosnell's trial in Philadelphia, when everything changed.

Nothing in the intervening years had shaken my feelings on the subject.

But the images shown in the courtroom were not from activists, they were from police detectives and medical examiners and workers at the 3801 Lancaster Ave. clinic.

The expert testimony describing "good" abortions was from OB/GYNs who had been performing abortions for 30 years. The witnesses swore an oath to tell the truth and to present the evidence, and they did, under pain of penalty for perjury.

What they said and the pictures they showed changed me. I am not the same person I was.

Read more.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Melania Trump Weeps as Marlana VanHoose Sings "How Great Thou Art"

By Rick Pearcey • January 23, 2017, 01:37 PM

Joel B. Pollak writes at Breitbart:

First Lady Melania Trump wept as 20-year-old Marlana VanHoose [read her story and musical background here] sang the hymn How Great Thou Art during the Inaugural Prayer Service at the Washington National Cathedral in the nation's capital on Saturday morning.

Hundreds of worshippers joined President Donald Trump and the First Lady; Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen; most of the Cabinet; and Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy for an ecumenical prayer, featuring a wide variety of faiths . . .

"There were many highlights from the deeply moving service. VanHoose, however, provided the service's most poignant moment," Pollak observes.

"VanHoose -- who is blind, and has mild cerebral palsy -- performed the well-known hymn, whose words include: "I see the stars/I hear the rolling thunder/Thy power throughout/The universe displayed," Pollak continues.

"The First Lady, seated in the front row, appeared to wipe away tears several times, and rose to her feet to lead a standing ovation when VanHoose had finished," Pollak states.

Several videos of this performance at worth viewing. In this video, where the focus is on VanHoose singing (starting at the 2:25:26 mark), we see that Melania Trump is first to rise to give this brilliant, moving performance a standing ovation.

At this point, I would suggest that strong, beautiful melodies and content such as this merit a central place in church services across the land. You may have noticed that fairly light choruses pretty much rule the day.

In this second video (30:57), the camera is focused on the Trumps and family, and the Pences, as they listen to VanHoose's magnificent singing. Melania can be seen wiping away tears.

This is a transfixing moment expressive of that mainstream historic, forever liberating America [see "What Is 'Mainstream' America"?] where the Creator and His great work in verifiable human history are at the center of our national political and cultural ethos.

In so many ways, the Delcaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution rest upon thoughtforms that affirm the principles of the Judeo-Christian worldview as applied with gritty realism to life in this yet beautiful and yet broken world.

Donald Trump, Jr., later tweeted: "One of the most incredible and moving performances I've seen from yesterday's #NationalPrayerService https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vGchMYI8DU&sns=tw … via youtube."

An event such as this marvelous performance of How Great Thou Art can be far more than a passing moment during an inaugural weekend, not to mention a humanizing alternative to the vitriol, hatred, and regressivity on display by genuine extremists (not in the historic American mainstream) amassed in D.C. during the inauguration.

To see a book-length rationale for such a humanizing and liberating alternative to a radicalized secular-liberal status quo, consider Nancy's book Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, and Meaning. This treatment "depicts the revolutionary thinkers and artists, the ideas and events, leading step by step to the unleashing of secular worldviews that undermine human dignity and liberty. She crafts a fresh approach that exposes the real-world impact of ideas in philosophy, science, art, literature, and film -- voices that surround us in the classroom, in the movie theater, and in our living rooms."

Bravo to First Lady Melania Trump and to that quiet, soaring human voice Marlana VanHoose for helping bring light and focus at a critical moment in understanding who we really are.



Friday, January 20, 2017

Nancy Pearcey Strikes 6-Figure Book Deal With Baker Books

By Rick Pearcey • January 20, 2017, 05:20 PM

The really big news today, apart from Donald Trump becoming the 45th president of the United States, is that Pearcey Report Editor-at-Large and HBU Professor Nancy Pearcey today inked a two-book contract with Baker Books for a six-figure advance. The first book is set for publication in spring 2018.

I would describe this new book as a politically incorrect but radically humane breakout from the frivolous and fanatical direction that cultural "elites" have been imposing on our culture on issues of sex and life

"In this new book, I dig beneath the fake news cycle to lay bare the secular worldview that is the driving force behind much of the current cultural upset on issues related to life and sexuality," Nancy says. "What this book sets forth is a positive strategy that leads to a just and humane society that benefits everyone."

Nancy's previous books include Finding Truth, Saving Leonardo, Total Truth, The Soul of Science, and How Now Should We Live (with co-authors novelist Harold Fickett and Nixon White House operative Chuck Colson).

For more information, please see Nancy's bio and official website.


Live Stream: Inauguration Day for Donald Trump

By Rick Pearcey • January 20, 2017, 10:57 AM

Watch the live stream here.



Thursday, January 19, 2017

Saul Alinsky Leaves the White House: 8 Years Down the Drain

By Rick Pearcey • January 19, 2017, 01:53 PM

Quin Hillyer writes at American Spectator:

When Barack Obama leaves the White House tomorrow, he leaves with his worst dreams unrealized. Still, what he leaves behind is awful. Thank goodness he’ll be gone.

The very day after Obama was elected in 2008, I predicted in this space that his team would steal the Senate by hook and crook (see: Al Franken); nuke the filibuster at least for judicial nominees; liberalize voting laws (or enforcement thereof) to make fraud easier while charging opponents with "vote suppression"; drum up spurious allegations of civil rights violations; punish anti-abortion protesters; enact "copious new regulations, especially environmental, to be used selectively to ensnare other conservative malcontents"; invasively use the IRS to harass conservative organizations; and tacitly encourage civil unrest in furtherance of Obamite goals.

All those predictions of course came true. . . .

The unfortunate result of these and so many more extremist outrages at home and abroad? "The world is a much more parlous place because of Obama’s legacy," Hillyer writes. 

Obama "entered office on an Alinskyite power trip, wanting to completely transform America. He failed at that, thank goodness, but he did succeed in weakening this great nation."

How might such a failure leave office?

Well, says Hillyer, "if Barack Obama knew how to slink, he would slink out of the Oval Office and completely offstage, bowed and beaten by his record of scandal and failure, as much or even more of a pariah among an American majority than Jimmy Carter was in the early 1980s."

Instead of slinky Obama, Hillyer says the ex-White House occupier will "try to stick around as a constant presence, lecturing us and hectoring us and insisting that we don't live up to his exacting standards."

How should America respond? "The best thing we can do is ignore him -- and go about our business of rebuilding, purposely oblivious to his irrelevant fulminations."

All I can say is: Good riddance, Saul Alinsky Obama. You occupied the White House, but you never came close to being an American president. And, by the way, thanks for taking Hillary Clinton with you.

Read Quin Hillyer's entire column here.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Obama Frees "Chelsea" Manning and 273 More Criminals

By Rick Pearcey • January 18, 2017, 11:18 AM

Charles Spiering writes at Breitbart:

President Barack Obama announced his plan to free Chelsea Manning (who changed his name from Bradley) after leaking classified military documents to Wikileaks and being sentenced to 35 years for his crimes.

Once in prison, Manning went on a hunger strike to demand sex change surgery in prison, which was granted by officials at the cost of American taxpayers.

Obama included Manning on a list of prisoner commutations announced late Tuesday afternoon, allowing him to be set free on May 17, 2017.

Read more.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Haters: Black Rep. John Lewis Is an Iconic Racist

By Rick Pearcey • January 17, 2017, 09:51 AM

M. Catherine Evans writes at American Thinker:

Lewis' public and racist swipe at President-Elect Donald Trump this past Sunday isn't the first time he's tried to delegitimize the opposition. Lewis falsely accused Senator John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin of "sowing seeds of hatred and division" at their rallies in 2008, even invoking the name of George Wallace to shore up his attack.

In 2010 he ratcheted up the hatred by alleging Tea Party protesters shouted racial epithets and spat on him during an anti-Obamacare rally. The late Andrew Breitbart offered to pay $100,000 to anyone with proof the racial incidents occurred. At a time and place where nearly everyone had a phone in their hands (I was there) not one video surfaced of Lewis' spit-riddled face.  

Read the entire column.



Monday, January 16, 2017

Monica Crowley Bows Out of Race for White House Job Amid Plagiarism Accusations

By Rick Pearcey • January 16, 2017, 01:17 PM

Kaitlan Collins reports at The Daily Caller:

Monica Crowley has taken herself out of the running for a position in Donald Trump's White House.

"After much reflection I have decided to remain in New York to pursue other opportunities and will not be taking a position in the incoming administration," Crowley said in a statement to the Washington Times Monday. "I greatly appreciate being asked to be part of President-elect Trump’s team and I will continue to enthusiastically support him and his agenda for American renewal."

"Crowley is accused of plagiarizing parts of her 2012 book What the (Bleep) Just Happened and more than a dozen passages in her dissertation for Columbia University in 2000," TheDC report concludes.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Is Daycare Grooming Your 4-Year-Old for Sex Abuse, Pedophila, Homosexuality?

By Rick Pearcey • January 13, 2017, 04:43 PM

See this Channel 4 News report (with video) about the "Little Angels Daycare" in Ardmore, OK, where mother Dominique Green reportedly became outraged upon seeing a Snapchat video showing kids playing "spin the bottle" and her 4-year-old son forced to kiss another boy.

"It's sick, and I don't see anything funny about the video. It's sickening for a mother to watch that," Green said, according to Channel 4. "It's already on social media. So, everybody has seen my son being bullied and doing sexual things."

In a 1-star review of Little Angels Daycare, the reviewer states, "Take your little angel here to be groomed by pedophiles and homosexuals."

Another review states: "Makes boys kisses boys pedophile daycare?"

Go here to see the U.K. Daily Mail report on this story, published some 30-60 minutes ago in Britain.



Thursday, January 12, 2017

Killing CNN

By Rick Pearcey • January 12, 2017, 03:48 PM

Robert Arvay fires away from his platform at American Thinker:

I have for some time now eschewed referring to most American news institutions as "mainstream media" and instead termed them what they are: the Ministry of Propaganda (MoP).

I know, I know -- there comes a time when we are supposed to stop complaining about bias in the news. It is akin to complaining about the weather, about which we can do nothing. Donald Trump is proving otherwise. If liberals can claim that they can stop global warming, then we may justly claim that Trump can stop the global pollution the MoP spews out so continually that many of us have gotten used to it.

In previous years, conservatives were ridiculed for "blaming the press." We were compared to the student who claimed that "the dog ate my homework." No more. This election cycle, the dog did its best and choked to death. While the Russians are blamed for "hacking Hillary," the MoP was hacking Trump, but not with facts -- with fake news.

"Trump is taking the fight to CNN and, by extension, to all the other alphabet agencies that have mocked and vilified him, while they were openly siding with Hillary Clinton and her crooked cohorts," Arvay continues. "Instead of the New York Times informing us, it saw its duty as being to dis-inform us, to dissuade us from voting for Trump -- but the more mud the MoP threw toward him, the muddier they themselves became. . . ."

Read more.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Ohio State University Leaders Silent After Pro-2nd Amendment Student Murdered

By Rick Pearcey • January 11, 2017, 11:33 AM

Mikenzie Tremblay reports at The College Fix:

It's been five days since a Buckeye was gunned down in what police say is a drug-related murder and the first homicide in Columbus in 2017.

Yet Ohio State campus leaders have appeared to largely ignore that one of their own has died: Tarak Underiner, a 20-year-old marketing and Spanish major and treasurer of Buckeyes for Concealed Carry on Campus.

"This stands in stark contrast to campus leadership's typical standard operating procedure when the university is hit by tragedy or other big news," Tremblay writes.

Read the full report here.



Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Jeff Sessions: "It Would Certainly Be Constitutional, I Believe," to End Obama's Executive Actions on Immigration

By Rick Pearcey • January 10, 2017, 02:26 PM

Amen, Brother Jeff. More here at CNSNews.com.



Monday, January 9, 2017

Video: We Visit Obama's New Wall

By Rick Pearcey • January 9, 2017, 07:57 AM

"As you might have heard, Obama is building a wall around his upscale rental in D.C.'s Kalorama neighborhood," Mike Raust writes at The Daily Caller. "It's a stone's throw from our office, so Ted Goodman and I decided to go investigate."

According to the embedded video, not only is Obama building a wall at his new pad, "but many of its trees are going into a wood chipper."

In the video, a construction worker is asked if they're building a wall. He replies, "Yep. I don't know. I don't really know. I'm not from this country."

I think you'll enjoy this video.



Thursday, January 5, 2017

Stupid Government Study Says Male and Female Toilet Signs "Discriminate" Against Transgender People

By Rick Pearcey • January 5, 2017, 11:18 AM

"British researchers have spent £50,000 ($60,000) of public money on a study which concluded male and female toilet signs can be seen as 'discriminatory'," Heat Street reports.

Stupid.

Laughably stupid.

Politically correct horse hockey.

You might even say this study discriminates against people with intelligence and eyesight who refuse to be silent about boys and girls and the facts of life.

So this particular outbreak of brain-killing loopiness is occurring in England.

Thus reports Heat Street: "A team from Sheffield Hallam University spent a year asking members of the public whether they believed people should have a choice on which toilet they use."

The drama queen findings? "Participants thought it was important for others to not judge people’s choice of toilet."

Now -- that's progress.

You see, it's ethically evil, regressive, and icky to offend the spirit of moral relativism.

Am I wrong, or didn't Islam conquer England last week?

Not that that would be a bad thing. I mean, who's to judge?

But wait, if if (yes -- two ifs on purpose) relativism says judgment isn't allowed, what's the problem with "discrimination" -- whether real or the fairy-tale version?

As if "discrimination" were something bad. How 6th century BC. How last Thursday.

In any case, Obama needs to get over there el quicko to award the good folks of Sheffield Hallam University a U.S. Distinguished Public Service Medal. You know, like the one he just awarded himself.

Speaking of Sheffield, I wonder how many men self-identifying as girls are on the local soccer club's "Ladies First Team"?

Whatarewegonnado? All these mens and womens everywhere. So much "discrimination."

Yee, doggie, Jed, that's a good one.

Alright, people -- That's your laughbreak of the morning. Now back to the salt mines.

For Further Study
Watch Out 2017: Mysterious Planet X on "Collision Course With Earth"
"Diversity" = Weakness: Students of Color Conference Turns Into "Oppression Olympics"



Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Watch Out 2017: Mysterious Planet X "on Collision Course With Earth"

By Rick Pearcey • January 4, 2017, 10:06 AM

And it could destroy human life on Earth, around October, according to a "space expert" quoted in the U.K. Mirror.

By the way, there was a similar prediction slated for December 2015.

So plan accordingly.



Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Obama and Mall Violence

By Rick Pearcey • January 3, 2017, 09:44 AM

Peter Skurkiss writes at American Thinker:

Hey all you "root cause" fans! Guess who's been teaching black kids that violence is acceptable?

Writing in City Journal, Heather Mac Donald provides good insight in the rash of mall violence over Christmastime. In her very first sentence, she impolitely notes that the overwhelming majority of the perpetrators were black. This fact was airbrushed out of most news accounts of the legacy media, the usual reason: to be political correct.

That particular revelation of Ms. MacDonald's is not the real value of her article, although it is pertinent to the point she makes. Specifically, she sees a clear connection between this gratuitous mall violence and the lack of discipline in the public schools. And she goes on to explain how the policies of the Obama Administration have greatly exacerbated this problem, as it related to blacks.

Of course, what happens in the school house doesn't stay in the school house.

Skurkiss therefore notes: "Obama's hyper-race-orientated policies on school discipline ripple through society, increasing the general level of violence and criminality. It is also is a tremendous drag on the ability of earnest minority students to learn. If nothing else, the K-12 schools should have a civilizing effect on those in its care, and even this President Obama has taken away from those who most need it."

Skurkiss concludes: "Barack Obama is a man who was elected to a position far beyond his level of competence. He and those he has brought into government have degraded almost everything they have touched during his eight years in office.

"With the election of Donald Trump, America has a golden opportunity to set things right across the entire policy spectrum of governance. In many areas, it will not take genius to make great improvements; just the application of some common sense will do wonders."



Monday, January 2, 2017

Hitler's Religion: Was Hitler Christian? Was Nazism?

By Rick Pearcey • January 2, 2017, 02:55 PM

I have just ordered a copy of Cal State Stanislaus history professor Richard Weikart's new book, Hitler's Religion: The Twisted Beliefs That Drove the Third Reich

To whet your appetite, consider the following from Danusha V. Goska, writing at Frontpagemag:

It is exactly because the Hitler card is played against Western Civilization that everyone ought to read Richard Weikart's new book, Hitler's Religion: The Twisted Beliefs that Drove the Third Reich.

The book's substance justifies Weikart's claim that it is "the most extensive to date in the English language" on its topic.

Weikart makes the case that Hitler's God was a Darwin-inspired, non-personal, pantheistic deity exacting a pitiless survival-of-the-fittest-through-struggle morality.

Neither Hitler nor Nazism were Christian, and the elimination of Christianity was certainly one of the long-term goals of Nazism.

Read more. See Weikart's book at Amazon.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Sarah Palin: President Trump Should "Call for the Unshackling of the Political Bands Tying Us to the U.N."

By Rick Pearcey • December 29, 2016, 01:35 PM

John Hayward reports at Breitbart:

On Thursday's Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM, former Alaska Governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin talked with Breitbart London Editor-in-Chief Raheem Kassam about the return of national sovereignty that began with Brexit and might lead to a United States withdrawal from the United Nations in the wake of its anti-Israel vote.

"Palin said there were two ways to look at how the incoming Trump administration should handle the United Nations," Breitbart reports.

"One is, I called for our next president, Donald Trump, to call for the unshackling of the political bands tying us to the UN," Pain said, according to Breitbart.

"By exiting the UN, where injustice is actually rewarded, we then will be able to uphold America's reputation as the leader, and as the kind and compassionate and generous nation that we are -- as the nation sharing values that, when emulated by any other nation, can bring justice and equal rights to any other nation," Palin reportedly said.

"So I call upon President-Elect Trump to lead that charge. But the other way to look at this," she continued, is to ask: "Is it really going to be one person, one leader's responsibility to do so? Or is this going to be part of the revolution that we have just seen, that did elect Trump? . . . It's We the People needing to step up and do it. It's our government. It's our money funding the lion’s share of the globalist circus. It's We the People needing to rise up and make this a part of the revolution that we have just so benefited from."

Read more.



Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Make Nice, Make Terror: Helping the Needy Through Islamic Terror and Bigotry

By Rick Pearcey • December 28, 2016, 09:11 AM

Joe Kaufman and Beila Rabinowitz write at Frontpagemag.com:

The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has organized the Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) annual "Day of Dignity," an event advertised as assisting those in poverty, since October 2013.

More than helping those in need, though, doing events such as these help to hide the fact that these two groups, CAIR and Islamic Relief (IR), are associated with international terror and, in at least one case, crude racism.

It is a sinister exploit of phony altruism and community service to further the cause of radical Islam. . . .

"The 'Day of Dignity' is actually a 'Day of Deceit' aimed at presenting a warm fuzzy façade to hide these groups' violent extremism behind a good cause," Kaufman and Rabinowitz conclude.

Read more.



Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Brilliant Thomas Sowell Says Farewell

By Rick Pearcey • December 27, 2016, 12:05 PM

The brilliant, articulate thinker and scholar Thomas Sowell is stepping down as a nationally syndicated columnist published by Creators Syndicate.

Sowell explains his decision:

Even the best things come to an end. After enjoying a quarter of a century of writing this column for Creators Syndicate, I have decided to stop. Age 86 is well past the usual retirement age, so the question is not why I am quitting but why I kept at it so long.

It was very fulfilling to be able to share my thoughts on the events unfolding around us and to receive feedback from readers across the country — even if it was impossible to answer them all.

Being old-fashioned, I liked to know what the facts were before writing. That required not only a lot of research, it also required keeping up with what was being said in the media.

During a stay in Yosemite National Park last May, taking photos with a couple of my buddies, there were four consecutive days without seeing a newspaper or a television news program — and it felt wonderful. With the political news being so awful this year, it felt especially wonderful.

This made me decide to spend less time following politics and more time on my photography, adding more pictures to my website.

You can read the rest of Sowell's column here.

Pubiishing Thomas Sowell's columns during my tenure as managing editor of Human Events on Capitol Hill, and linking to them or commenting on them at The Pearcey Report and Pro-Existence, has been one of the "things looked forward to" as I work with ideas and seek to provide stimulating thought and information to the reading public.

Meanwhile, Mr. Sowell, just because you're stepping down from Creators, that doesn't mean you have to stop writing altogether.

I, for one, hope to see more of your written work -- whether occasional columns, essays, and/or new books.

And by all means, continue snapping and sharing your wonderful photos.

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Socialism Kills Christmas: Venezuela Edition -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • December 26, 2016, 12:12 PM

Redistribute the Toy Wealth: In this video, Matt Kibbe comments on the latest low from the inhumane socialist government of Venezuela El Presidente Nicolas Madura -- in which government authorities "confiscated" -- that is, stole -- "nearly 4 million toys from a toy distributor."

"Jacking Santa's little helpers at the point of a gun, taking toys from one and giving them to others -- that ain't Christmas," Kibbe concludes.

Watch the Kibbe video here.

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Bethlehem Bombshell: Christmas Spirit in Space and Time

By Rick Pearcey • December 23, 2016, 12:42 PM

The joyous Christmas season has become increasingly secular, religious, and fragmented, helping make the most wonderful time of the year perhaps also the most manipulative. We celebrate, and that is good, even healing. And given the hectic pace of life in America, there is much to admire in our ability to rise to the occasion of Christmas festivity every December.

But on a deeper level, the awe and cheer that attend a Holy Night and a Christmas Day seem more than ever to rest upon cultural understandings weak and eroding. Consider how fact today is alienated from meaning, “faith” from life, spirit from matter, and wonder from the real things of life in a searching, troubled world. The optimism of a new beginning in a New Year fades when we lose touch with secure points of reference by which to measure hope and find comfort in progress. Power elites employ malleable symbols of religion and politics to manipulate money and masses towards results that overturn the original content of words and action rooted in history.

There is a remedy for this, and it is found in the humane and concrete realities of the events that started it all some 2,000 years ago. What follows is a kind of Christmas and New Year’s debriefing related to information given in Luke 2, where familiar but revolutionary words await: “And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them” (Luke 2:20).  

What Luke gives us is part of a narrative that has comforted many millions of people around the world and throughout history. And yet, in this passage is no mere comfort. For in it is a cosmos of light and humanity that challenges settled expectations about what many regard as normal life in enlightened society.

Read more from "Christmas Spirit in Space and Time."



Thursday, December 22, 2016

Robert Reich: Boycott Everything Trump

By Rick Pearcey • December 22, 2016, 09:45 AM

The boycott will fail, and not only fail but strengthen Trump. Here's the anti-Trump boycott story at CNSNews.com.



Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore for U.S. Senate

By Rick Pearcey • December 21, 2016, 01:59 PM

My favorite line in the analysis of the pro-marriage, pro-Constitution stand by persecuted Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, by Daniel Horowitz of Conservative Reivew, arrives in the conclusion:

We are tired of being betrayed by pseudo-conservatives in the Senate. Wouldn't Roy Moore make a great senator to replace the great Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. (C, 78%)?

To see how Horowitz's column moves from title to conclusion, please read "A Few Good Men: 8 Judges Rally to Judge Moore's Side" here.



Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Denzel Washington on "Fake News": If You Read the Newspaper, "You're Misinformed"

By Rick Pearcey • December 20, 2016, 06:30 PM

Michael Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

Commenting on the topic of "fake news," Academy Award winning actor Denzel Washington criticized the so-called mainstream media by saying if you read the newspaper, then "you're misinformed," and added that in a world where there is too much information the media strive to be first and not to be truthful, no matter who it hurts. "Anything you practice you'll get good at -- including BS," said Washington.

Read more.

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Monday, December 19, 2016

"Diversity" = Weakness: Students of Color Conference Turns Into "Oppression Olympics," Leads to Fights, Canceled Sessions

By Rick Pearcey • December 19, 2016, 10:30 AM

Kate Hardiman reports at The College Fix:

This year's University of California Students of Color Conference unproductively devolved into something of an "oppression Olympics" between different minority groups, prompting arguments between participants and ultimately leading to some canceled sessions at the annual event.

Diversity without unity is a seedbed of divisiveness, weakness, and hatred -- as the secularist gods of race, gender, and victimhood vie with each other for supremacy.

Read more.



Thursday, December 15, 2016

Students Petition to Fire Professor for Shaming Trump Supporters

By Rick Pearcey • December 15, 2016, 10:05 AM

Peter Van Voorhis reports at Campus Reform:

Students at Orange Coast College have started a petition to fire Olga Perez Stable-Cox, the professor who called the election of Donald Trump "an act of terrorism" during an in-class tirade.

Cox, who teaches Human Sexuality, has made national headlines for claiming that Trump is a "white supremacist," and stating that Vice-President-elect Pence is "one of the most anti-gay humans in this country."

"The petition denounces Cox not merely for her comments about Trump and Pence, but also for asking all Trump supporters to stand up in front of the entire class, which the anonymous student who submitted the video asserts was an attempt to isolate and publicly shame those who voted for Trump," Van Voorhis writes.

Read more.



Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Audio: Mark Levin Shreds Trump Secretary of State Pick Rex Tillerson

By Rick Pearcey • December 14, 2016, 10:00 AM

Chris Pandolfo writes at Conservative Review:

Tuesday evening on the radio, Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin addressed the announcement that Exxon-Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson is President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state.

Levin said that the choice of Rex Tillerson ranks among the "worst" of Trump's Cabinet picks.

Tillerson has close ties to members of the ruling class establishment. His nomination was praised by the likes of Condoleezza Rice, Robert Gates, and James Baker -- luminaries of the Bush administration and, in the case of Rice and Gates, lobbyists for Exxon-Mobil. Additionally, his close relationship with Vladimir Putin is a major cause for concern.

To read more and hear Levin's take on Rex Tillerson, click here.



Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Nurse Fired After Offering to Pray With Patients Before Surgery

By Rick Pearcey • December 13, 2016, 10:15 AM

Jonathan Petre reports at the U.K. Daily Mail:  

A nurse with 15 years' experience has been sacked after discussing Christianity and offering to pray with patients before operations.

Sister Sarah Kuteh was dismissed for breaching guidelines, even though her job involved asking people preparing for surgery about their religion.

The mother-of-three, who is now suing the hospital for unfair dismissal, said she was offering solace to patients she believed were happy to chat about their beliefs, and described her sacking as "disproportionate and punitive."

"The row comes after [Prime Minister] Theresa May told MPs that Christians should feel able to speak about their faith at work," Petre reports. "The Prime Minister's comments followed criticism by Government watchdog the Equality and Human Rights Commission, highlighted by The Mail on Sunday, of politically correct organisations that curb freedom of expression."

See Also
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May Affirms Christmas, Free Speech: "Our Christian Heritage Is Something We Can All Be Proud Of"
Baltimore Ravens Tight End Benjamin Watson: Christianity Not Privatized, But Is Wholistic Reality-Oriented Commitment



Monday, December 12, 2016

Michael Kinsley Accuses Donald Trump of Fascism

By Rick Pearcey • December 12, 2016, 10:09 AM

In fact, Bookworm makes the case at American Thinker that, if Kinsley wants to "go around calling people 'fascists'," he should "start by looking in your own mirror and by saluting the picture of Obama you have hanging over your bed."

Kinsley leveled his less than convincing accusation at Trump here ("Donald Trump Is Actually a Fascist") in the Washington Post last Friday.

For an overview into the meaning of fascism, please see my comments at "Fascism Is Back."



Friday, December 9, 2016

Lawbreaker Alert: The Coming Sanctuary Cities Crackdown

By Rick Pearcey • December 9, 2016, 12:15 PM

Matthew Vadum writes at Frontpagemag.com:

Chicago is one of the best places to live in America if you're one of the millions of illegal aliens present in the country -- and free-spending, lawbreaking Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying his best to keep it that way.

Emanuel (D), who used to be a congressman and then President Obama's chief of staff, dropped by Trump Tower in New York on Wednesday to urge President-elect Donald Trump to abandon his campaign promise to crack down on sanctuary cities.

"I also spoke out strongly about what it means to be a sanctuary city who will support and secure the people who are here, like my grandfather who came to the city of Chicago as a 13-year old 100 years ago," said Emanuel who actually has no real bargaining power in the equation because he's on the wrong side of the law.

"Chicago was a sanctuary city for my grandfather. His grandson today is the mayor of this city, which is a testament to the strength of the values and ideals of America."

"Emanuel, of course, is leaving out the values that make Americans inclined to support the rule of law and therefore oppose illegal entry and visa-overstaying by foreigners," Vadum counters.

"Emanuel is a strident, in-your-face supporter of the sanctuary city movement that gave illegal aliens permission to rob, rape, and murder Americans," Vadum writes.

Read more.



Thursday, December 8, 2016

Coulter: How the Establishment Will Try to Destroy Trump

By Rick Pearcey • December 8, 2016, 11:15 AM

Coulter writes in her latest column:

Shortly before Thanksgiving, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni wrote a column that should chill you to the bone.

Titled "Donald Trump's Demand for Love," Bruni said: "I had just shaken the president-elect's normal-size hand and he was moving on to the next person when he wheeled around, took a half step back, touched my arm and looked me in the eye anew. 'I'm going to get you to write some good stuff about me,' Donald Trump said."

Bruni is a fabulous writer, but if he ever writes good stuff about you, Mr. President-elect, YOU WILL HAVE FAILED. . . .

The Times is in total opposition to Trump's stated goal to make America great again. Trump has got to know -- not next year, but by 5 p.m. today -- that anyone pursuing his agenda will incite rage, insanity and spitting blood from that newspaper.

There's a long and tragic history of Republicans who won the war but lost the peace by trading results for respectability.

Read more.



Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Houston Anchorwoman Fired for Pro-Trump Post Goes Nuclear on Rigged TV Station

By Rick Pearcey • December 7, 2016, 10:38 AM

Fake News, Real Propaganda: Scarlett Fakhar, former news anchor of Fox 26 affiliate KRIV TV in Houston, Texas, gave Garth Kant of WND a behind-the-scenes look at her recent firing by that affiliate.

The story that emerges "appears to be of a blatant double standard and a hypocritical enforcement of company policy at KRIV," Kant writes.

"I was fired for by political beliefs," Fakhar states.

What we saw documented in election 2016, and continue to see in its aftermath, is that so-called mainstream journalism today is ideology-driven coverage -- not fact- or news-driven coverage.

Individuals who don't fit that narrow propagandistic mold and who dare think and speak outside of that unfortunate, politically correct status quo discover they have no place in that rigged system.

That is a crucial discovery to make. In fact: Any human being is too good for any system of propaganda.  And so is a society that would be free.

Kant writes:

It's difficult to imagine a more clear-cut a case of media bias.

One reporter at a television station said on the air, "Ted Cruz is like the dark lord from Star Wars," and, "I think he's the Antichrist."

Another reporter at the same television station stated in a private Facebook post that she was "happy and relieved" the morning after Donald Trump won the presidential election.

The reporter who privately made the conservative comment was fired.

The reporter who publicly made the liberal comment still has his job.

Read more here.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

James O'Keefe: "Corrupt Scum" Mainstream Media Is Dead. We Won -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • December 6, 2016, 10:07 AM

James O'Keefe of Project Veritas, speaking at the David Horowitz Freedom Center's 2016 Restoration Weekend held November 10-13 at the Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Florida:

Thank you very much. I only have about 10 to 15 minutes before I go to lunch, but I wanted to say a few words. I was invited here at the last minute. My friend, Jim Young here, invited me, and thanks for having me. I want to say a few words and show just a very few clips from Project Veritas. I wanted to say that we did it, and the media in this country, as Bill Little said last night, is now discredited. It's dead and we have killed it and it's been a long time coming because they put us through so much over the last 10 years: Planned Parenthood, civil lawsuits, jail, defamation, lies, slander and now we've won. 

I'm going to walk you through very quickly just some of what I think are the poignant historical moments. It all started 4 weeks ago when Twitter kicked me off. I was kicked off Twitter for releasing the videos, and out of nowhere thousands of people sent messages to the CEO of Twitter. Thousands of people sent messages to Jack Dorsey and they reinstated my account 36 hours later, and when they did we had 40,000 new followers.

Go here for the must-see video of O'Keefe's presentation and a transcript of his remarks.

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Intelligence Revolts Against Less-Than-Zero-Credibility National Media



Monday, December 5, 2016

Why We Shouldn't Ban "Offensive" Books

By Rick Pearcey • December 5, 2016, 11:15 AM

As Logan Albright argues at CR, "Simply because something is difficult or upsetting does not mean it shouldn't be examined. In a way, that's what education is all about."



Friday, December 2, 2016

Rigged Media's Anti-Christian Witch Hunt of HGTV's Chip and Joanna Gaines

By Rick Pearcey • December 2, 2016, 01:04 PM

From Tony Perkins at the Daily Signal:

Bullying Christians may be a favorite strategy of the left -- but it's not necessarily an effective one. Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV's popular show Fixer Upper may be sending that message without ever opening their mouths.

In what can only be described as a politically motivated witch hunt, BuzzFeed posted a non-story about how the fan-favorites attend a church where it's apparently news that the pastor preaches straight out of the Bible.

In her hit piece (disguised as journalism), author Kate Aurthur implies that Chip and Joanna may be hateful people for attending a church that has the nerve to believe what Scripture says. "So are the Gaineses against same-sex marriage? And would they ever feature a same-sex couple on the show, as have HGTV's House Hunters and Property Brothers? Emails to Brock Murphy, the public relations director at their company, Magnolia, were not returned."

"Not surprisingly, Aurthur's piece got instant attention -- not much of it good," the column states. "BuzzFeed readers are angry that the site is trying to destroy a couple that many consider the best duo on HGTV."

"This is the dumbest story I have ever heard," a reader noted. "It's like a witch hunt for their beliefs, to try and stir the oil from a pot into the flames of the stove. This kind of article is exactly what is wrong with the media."

Read the rest of the column here.



Thursday, December 1, 2016

Larry Kudlow: "Everyone's a Winner With Trump's Across-the-Board Tax Cuts"

By Rick Pearcey • December 1, 2016, 11:44 AM

Newsmax reports:

Veteran financial guru Larry Kudlow, who served as the Donald Trump campaign's senior economic adviser, tells Newsmax TV that the president-elect's tax-overhaul blueprint will benefit every economic class in America.

"When you have across-the-board tax cuts, across-the-board reductions in marginal tax rate, everyone's a winner," Kudlow told Steve Malzberg on "America Talks Live."

"There are no losers in this. None. Zero,” Kudlow said, according to Newsmax.

Read the rest of the news report here.



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Michelle Malkin: Cruel Castro's Death Exposes Canada's Trudeau as "Baby-Faced Commie Apologist"

By Rick Pearcey • November 30, 2016, 11:00 AM

Mild-mannered Michelle Malkin writes:

For more than a year, the liberal Canadian prime minister enjoyed drool-stained global press coverage as the "hot hipster" and "dreamy sex symbol" with great hair and a tribal Haida tattoo. He basked in Ryan Gosling-esque memes about his commitment to feminism and touched off "Trudeau-mania" with a series of shirtless selfies and photobombs.

But this weekend, the sane world saw the baby-faced Commie apologist for the naked twit he truly is.

 What happened? This, says Malkin:

Mourning the death of repressive dictator Fidel Castro, Trudeau hailed his longtime family friend as a "larger than life leader" who "served his people for almost half a century."

Actually, El Comandante ruled with an iron fist and firing squads -- serving himself to all of the island's land, private businesses and media, along with his own private yacht, private island, 20 homes, fleet of Mercedes limos and bevy of mistresses.

"Trudeau's ridiculous mash note to the 'legendary revolutionary and orator' caused the social media backlash of the year," Malkin continues. "The hashtag #TrudeauEulogies erupted to mock Trudeau's soft-soaping of tyranny."

 Twitterlutionary blowblack included tweets like these, as Malkin writes:

"As we mourn Emperor Caligula, let us always remember his steadfast devotion to Senate reform" one Twitter user jibed in Trudeau-speak.

"Although flawed Hitler was a vegetarian who loved animals, was a contributor to the arts & proud advocate for Germany," another joked.

"Kim Jong Il will always be remembered fondly for his leadership and contributions on climate change," another chimed in.

"Stung, the Canadian tundra hunk's office announced Monday that he will not attend services for his beloved Uncle Fidel, who had served as a pallbearer at his former Canadian PM father's funeral," Malkin notes. "But if Trudeau thinks the damage to his celebrity brand is temporary, he has another thing coming."

Read the Malkin column here.

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Trudeau's ridiculous mash note to the "legendary revolutionary and orator" caused the social media backlash of the year. The hashtag #TrudeauEulogies erupted to mock Trudeau's soft-soaping of tyranny.

"As we mourn Emperor Caligula, let us always remember his steadfast devotion to Senate reform," one Twitter user jibed in Trudeau-speak. "Although flawed Hitler was a vegetarian who loved animals, was a contributor to the arts & proud advocate for Germany," another joked. "Kim Jong Il will always be remembered fondly for his leadership and contributions on climate change," another chimed in.

Stung, the Canadian tundra hunk's office announced Monday that he will not attend services for his beloved Uncle Fidel, who had served as a pallbearer at his former Canadian PM father's funeral. But if Trudeau thinks the damage to his celebrity brand is temporary, he has another think coming.

- See more at: https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/11/justin-trudeau-baby-faced-commie-apologist-unmasked#sthash.kgOruX0L.dpuf


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

CDC Study Says Teen Virgins Are Healthier

By Rick Pearcey • November 29, 2016, 01:50 PM

Glenn Stanton writes today at the Federalist:

A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the first ever of its kind, examines a large and diverse array of high school students' health behaviors according to their self-reported sexual activity.

What makes this report particularly interesting, beyond its categorization by sexual activity, is it examines widely varied safety and health behaviors from bike helmet and seat belt use to substance abuse, diet, doctor's visits, exercise, and even tanning bed use. The report's two major conclusions are quite stark:

  • The virginal students rate significantly and consistently better in nearly all health-related behaviors and measures than their sexually active peers.
  • Teens who have sexual contact with the same or both sexes have remarkably lower percentages of healthy behaviors overall than their heterosexually active peers.

Consider, for example, the significant contrast regarding experiences of "Dating Violence." Opposite-Sex Active (OSA) "teens are 260 percent more likely to experience some form of physical violence in dating relationships than virginal peers," Stanton writes. By contrast, same-sex/bisexual active (SS/BA) "teens are 683 percent more likely than virginal peers" to experience this negative outcome.

In the category of "Felt Sad or Helpless," "OSA teens are 48 percent more likely to report feeling so sad or helpless almost every day for two or more weeks in a row that they stopped doing some of their usual activities, compared to virginal peers," Stanton states. "SS/BA teens are 181 percent more likely than virginal peers."

Here's how Stanton concludes: "Our children should know there's very compelling scientific evidence on so many levels showing how saving the precious gift of their sexuality for the safe harbor of marriage is nothing about old-time moralism or unhealthy sexual repression.

"Just the opposite is true. Chastity is related to so many substantial measures of human health and well-being that it should be strongly appreciated by parents and health and education professionals as one of the most important health-boosting factors for our nation's young adults."

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Gloria Estefan on Castro: "Indiscriminate Jailing of Innocents . . . State Sanctioned Terrorism"

By Rick Pearcey • November 28, 2016, 10:11 AM

Mark Judge reports at CNSNews.com:

Shortly after the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro on November 25, singer Gloria Estefan took to Instagram express her thoughts.

Estefan, whose mother and father fled Cuba for the United States in 1960, criticized Castro's "destructive ideologies" which she writes led to "the annihilation of those with an opposing view, the indiscriminate jailing of innocents, the separation of families, the censure of people's freedom to speak, state sanctioned terrorism and the destruction of a once thriving & successful country."

In English and then Spanish, here is the complete Estefan post at Instagram:

Although the death of a human being is rarely cause for celebration, it is the symbolic death of the destructive ideologies that he espoused that, I believe, is filling the Cuban exile community with renewed hope and a relief that has been long in coming.

And although the grip of Castro's regime will not loosen overnight, the demise of a leader that oversaw the annihilation of those with an opposing view, the indiscriminate jailing of innocents, the separation of families, the censure of his people's freedom to speak, state sanctioned terrorism and the economic destruction of a once thriving & successful country, can only lead to positive change for the Cuban people and our world.

May freedom continue to ring in the United States, my beautiful adopted country, and may the hope for freedom be inspired and renewed in the heart of every Cuban in my homeland and throughout the world.

And in Spanish:

Aunque la muerte de un ser humano es raramente causa para celebrar, es la muerte simbólica de las ideologías destructivas que el patrocinó que, en mi opinión, están llenando al exilio Cubano de esperanza renovada y un alivio que ha tardado mucho en llegar.

Y aunque el agarre del régimen Castrista no se aflojara de un día para otro, el deceso de un líder que supervisó el aniquilamiento de aquellos con puntos de vistas opuestos al suyo, el encarcelamiento de inocentes, la separación de familias, la censura de la libertad de expresión, el esparcimiento de terrorismo sancionado por su gobierno y la destrucción económica de un país exitoso que prosperaba, solo puede llevar a cambios positivos para el pueblo Cubano y el mundo.

Que la libertad siga viva en los Estados Unidos, mi bello país adoptivo, y que la esperanza para la libertad crezca y se renueve en los corazones de cada Cubano en mi tierra natal y a través del mundo.

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Limbaugh: "True Story of Thanksgiving" Is a Rejection of Socialism

By Rick Pearcey • November 25, 2016, 12:33 PM

Jeff Poor reports at Breitbart:

Wednesday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh continued his annual tradition of telling the "true story of Thanksgiving" that he had originally detailed in a passage of his 1992 book, “See, I Told You So.

According to Limbaugh, the story had been mischaracterized over the years and the true success story of the Pilgrims stems from their rejection of socialism to ultimately become a thriving settlement.

Go here for the audio and transcript of Limbaugh's annual telling of the "True Story of Thanksgiving."



Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Robber Fails Because Bank Closed -- And the Moral of the Story Is?

By Rick Pearcey • November 23, 2016, 11:07 AM

AP reports:

Austrian police have arrested a man who they say tried to rob a bank in Vienna -- but arrived too early.

Police spokesman Patrick Maierhofer says the 45-year old suspect entered the bank foyer Tuesday armed with a gas pistol and with a hood drawn over his head but 15 minutes before opening time.

Maierhofer reportedly "says that passers-by alerted police after the man hid his weapon under newspapers and paced nervously as he waited for the main doors to open."

AP reports that the "man wasn't identified in line with Austrian privacy laws. Police say his planned getaway vehicle was a stolen scooter."

Moral of story: Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.



Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Obama Admin Fines Police Department for Not Hiring Non-Citizens

By Rick Pearcey • November 22, 2016, 11:20 AM

Blake Neff reports at the Daily Caller:

Denver County's sheriff office has been slapped with a fine by the Department of Justice (DOJ) because it refused to hire non-citizens as deputies.

From the beginning of 2015 through last March, the Denver Sheriff Department went on a major hiring binge, adding more than 200 new deputies. But those jobs ended up only going to citizens, because the department made citizenship a stated requirement on the job application. The department admitted as much in a new settlement with the U.S. government, which requires it to pay a $10,000 fine.

"Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, employers are required to give equal treatment to non-citizens with valid work permits, unless state, local, or federal law explicitly requires certain jobs be open only to citizens," Neff writes. "More than 40 U.S. states currently have laws that in some capacity restrict non-citizens from being police, but Colorado is not one of them. The department says it was simply unaware that limiting employment to citizens was a violation of federal law."

Comment: The post-Constitution, post-Declaration federal government is totally out of control and riding roughshod over "We the American People."

Washington must decrease if Americans are to increase. Drain the swamp. Kick the monsters out. And let freedom ring. Make America free again.



Monday, November 21, 2016

81% Favor "Deporting Illegal Immigrants Convicted of Major Felonies"

By Rick Pearcey • November 21, 2016, 09:14 AM

At Rasmussen Reports:

Voters appear to be strongly on board with two policies president-elect Donald Trump is calling for when he enters the White House: deporting illegal immigrants convicted of major felonies and mandatory prison sentences for those who try to return.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 81% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a plan that calls for mandatory deportation of illegal immigrants who have been convicted of a felony in this country. Just 13% are opposed.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Horowitz: Steve Bannon -- Civil Rights Hero

By Rick Pearcey • November 18, 2016, 08:26 AM

David Horowitz writes at Frontpagemag:

Many have called school choice -- the movement to liberate African American youngsters from the failed schools that don't teach them -- the "civil rights movement of the 21st Century."

Donald Trump is one of those who do, but it was Steve Bannon, the CEO of Trump's presidential campaign, who put it on Trump's radar and made it a centerpiece of Trump's "New Deal for Black America."

I happen to know this because I was responsible for drawing Bannon's attention to it in the first place. I bring this up now, not to draw attention to anything I have done, but to defend a man who has been viciously and baselessly portrayed as a "white nationalist" and "racist," who has put himself on the line for black America in a way that few others have.

"The attempt by desperate, hysterical and malicious voices on the left to isolate, stigmatize and silence Steve Bannon as a 'white nationalist,' is despicable, not least because that is the very last thing he is," Horowitz writes.

In fact, Horowitz concludes, "school choice is now a presidential priority. It could never have happened without Steve Bannon. It could never have happened without someone in a position like Steve's who cared about what happened to inner city children and who was willing to put his weight behind a program this ambitious, which no other Republican would touch."

Horowitz predicts: "When the history of the 21st Century civil rights movement is written Steve Bannon's name will have a special place in its pantheon of heroes."

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

David Horowitz Defends Steve Bannon Against Anti-Semitism "Witch Hunt"

By Rick Pearcey • November 17, 2016, 11:29 AM

Jason Devaney reports at Newsmax:

The controversy surrounding President-elect Donald Trump's top advisor Steve Bannon is merely a "witch hunt," conservative writer David Horowitz told Newsmax Tv.

The claims Bannon is an anti-Semite are rubbish, Horowitz told the "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Wednesday.

"I tell you, what we are witnessing here is the biggest witch hunt in American history -- this witch hunt of Steve Bannon and anybody really who supports Trump," Horowitz told Malzberg.

"The New York Times uses my quote, my headline against Bannon. They couldn't find a single thing he said that was anti-Semitic," Horowitz said, according to Newsmax.

"This Bannon thing is completely invented, totally out of whole cloth," Horowitz continued. "It's just a bunch of sore losers who want to tar and feather, stigmatize the Trump administration and will fight it every step of the way -- never look at its actual programs or what it's actually doing as in this case, supporting Israel and the Jews."



Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Trump's Steve Bannon and Israel's Netanyahu

By Rick Pearcey • November 16, 2016, 02:53 PM

As media land finds itself in the midst of a meltdown over the naming of Steve Bannon as chief strategist and senior counselor to Donald Trump, perhaps we would do well to consider video remarks from Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Trump on the occasion of the president-elect's stunning November 8 election victory.

As this video documents, Netanyahu warmly congratulated Trump on being elected to the highest office in the land. Netanyahu said:

President-Elect Trump, my friend, congratulations on being elected president of the United States of America.

You are a great friend of Israel. Over the years you have expressed your support consistently, and I deeply appreciate it. I look forward to working with you to advance security, prosperity, and peace.

Israel is greatful for the broad support it enjoys among the American people. And I am confident that the two of us, working closely together, will bring the great alliance between our two countries to even greater heights.

May God bless America, may God bless Israel, may God bless our enduring alliance.

This statement comes to us in the midst of accusations -- echoed near and far -- that Steven Bannon is a "white nationalist" and anti-Semite -- accusations that have been countered here, here, here, and no doubt elsewhere.

The point here is to note that the Prime Minister of Israel likely has the best interests of his country at heart, no doubt has been aware of Bannon's strategic role in the Trump victory, and yet in Netanyahu's statement of congratulations to Donald Trump, the prime minister is clearly thrilled at the prospect of Trump as president.

In both tone and content, there is nothing in Netanyahu's statement that suggests any concern whatsoever about about Steve Bannon or white nationalism or anti-Semitism. Netanyahu seems thrilled -- dare say, existentially relieved -- he'll be dealing with Trump (and not with Hillary Clinton).

I expect many more meltdowns. The dysfunctional, post-Constitutional establishment (both Democrat and Republican) does not and will not like having its power over people, and its comforting delusions for themselves, stripped away by everyday Americans.

In present and future circumstances, I recommend we make sure to listen with a grain of salt when the Reactionary National Media try throwing "information" our way. They chose sides, and they lost. And now it seems they're doing everything they can to win it back.

They and their mental slaves may never realize what hit them. That is very unfortunate.



Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Intelligence Revolts Against the Less-Than-Zero-Credibility National Media

By Rick Pearcey • November 15, 2016, 09:15 AM

Cameron Cawthorne writes at Freebeacon.com:

CNN anchor Brianna Keilar claimed on Monday that she witnessed Tea Party protesters spitting on African-American members of Congress and calling them racial slurs when she previously covered the Tea Party as a reporter in 2010.

The incident that Keilar alluded to allegedly occurred on March 20, 2010, when thousands of Americans arrived in Washington, D.C. to protest House Democrats preparing to vote for Obamacare.

"While many reporters said they witnessed the incident, Breitbart News debunked it and found there was no video evidence that it ever happened," Cawthorne reports.

"In April 2010," Cawthorne continues, "Breitbart offered a reward of $100,000 to the United Negro Fund for audio or video evidence to prove that that Reps. André Carson (D., Ind.) and John Lewis (D., Ga.) were called the 'N-word' as they were entering the Cannon House building on Capitol Hill. However, nobody claimed the reward, Breitbart reported." Read more here.

Update -- Additional Comment From FB: The liberal media today has zero credibility. Less than zero. It's in negative territory like a sinkhole devouring trustworthiness.

I, for one, am not interested in a member of this power establishment expecting me to take at face value anything he or she or it might claim to "report."

Why? Because these folks and this machine have taken sides. Instead of offering evidence to support their reporting, they provide a massaged "news" that is virtually immediately accompanied by a host of opinion people telling everyone what it all means.

You. Shall. Think. This. Way.

And, of course, you are a racist if you happen to think for yourself and therefore do not immediately fall down and worship their unbelievable excellence. "Please, please run my life and do my thinking and choosing for me."

A critical thinker, therefore -- a self-respecting human being, therefore -- no longer respects today's "news" as a source of reporting on real-world events. That well -- that source -- has been poisoned.

And if the anchors and achorettes want to do a news story on who did the poisoning, they might begin by looking in the mirror.

Healthy human beings do not allow dysfunctional systems to abuse them world without end.

Rather, engaging this, ahem, "news coverage" is really much more accurately described as performing opposition research on those who seek to do you in.

Media-viewing is therefore research into seeing what lines of attack and what lines of story-telling elitist, ruling-class interests (Democrat and GOP) and globalist interests and I-want-to-control-you interests are currently swinging at you to advance their agenda and to defeat their opposition's agenda.

In other words, folks: It's not news. It is not news.

It's sales and marketing, it's propaganda and war.

And it's a battle the human being as human being -- unalienable rights and all -- endowed by our Creator with tremendous worth and dignity -- yes, it's a battle the human being as human being must fight and win.

Intelligence revolts.

For more on a "Test Everything" critical thinking, please go here to see my Foreword to Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes, by Nancy Pearcey.

Note: This column was originally titled "Democrat National Media: CNN Achorette Claims She Saw Tea Party Spit on Members of Congress."

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Monday, November 14, 2016

For the Record: When Enlightened People Laughed at the Idea of Trump Actually Winning the Election -- Videos

By Rick Pearcey • November 14, 2016, 02:01 PM

"Enlightened" and settled opinion regarding the then-yet-future-but-no-doubt-certain fact that Donald Trump could never ever in a million years win election to the U.S. presidency is on view in the video "When People Laughed at the Idea of Trump Actually Being Elected President."

Said enlightenment is brought to you by the likes of Seth Myers of SNL, CNN's "Reliable Sources," "Ron" Reagan, Jr., Fox News, "Real Time With Bill Maher," Obama, MSNBC, Jeb Bush, George W. Bush, Nate Silver, NBC's "Meet the Press," and more.

As this footage documents, settled consensus would meet objective fact as the American people mobilized "to set things aright" on E-Day, Nov. 8, 2016. (Hat tip: The Outlaw Josey Wales)

Thus CNN's Wolf Blitzer announced skirmish after skirmish, battle after battle, as citizen warriors for freedom fanned out across this land. Allied forces had indeed landed on the beaches of everyday America and were making remarkably rapid progress inland toward liberating a people groaning under foreign occupation.

For additional historic footage of E-Day, Nov. 8, 2016, see this "Trump Won't Win" video provided by the American resistance.

Once again, absolutely rock-hard elite opinion was felled by the stubborn facticity of a people in revolt against their oppressors. 

This second video features figures such as Obama, Charles Krauthammer, CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Karl Rove, Jeb Bush, CBS's Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation," John Kasich, Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio, The goils of "The View," Jorge Ramos of Univision, and more.

And once again, by the video's conclusion, there goes Trump winning the dang election.

When it comes to settled "truth" these days, much that elite society claims to know just "isn't so" (Hat tip: Ronald Reagan).

Perhaps politically correct society could use a heavy dose of critical thinking. Not the pretend kind that's in vogue in Washington-controlled government schools. But the real thing.

For a bunch so addicted to "orientations," ruling class elites have somehow missed one of the most important orientations of all: reality orientation.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Hillary Snubbed as Trump Names Priebus Chief of Staff, Bannon Chief Strategist

By Rick Pearcey • November 13, 2016, 06:50 PM

Fox News reports:

President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday appointed Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as his White House chief of staff.

Trump also announced that campaign CEO Steve Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News, will be his chief strategist and senior counselor.

All indications are that Hillary Clinton has be shut out of this process, receiving no pay-to-play bribes or other gifts in return for her role in elevating the proflies of Priebus and Bannon.

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Gohmert: Trump's Wall Will "Get Done," and There Are "Billions" Available for It

By Rick Pearcey • November 11, 2016, 04:01 PM

Lauretta Brown reports at CNSNews.com:

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) appeared on "Fox & Friends" on Friday morning to discuss President-elect Donald Trump's campaign promise to "build a wall along the southern border."

Gohmert assured host Steve Doocy that the wall "will get done," arguing that in the past "there's been billions of dollars appropriated for a virtual wall," but "Janet Napolitano head of Homeland Security, she just said, you know what, I don't want to do that, and we let her get away with disobeying the law."

Doocy asked Gohmert if he thought Trump would run into a wall with Congress in delivering on his promise to build a wall.

"He may have trouble with some," Gohmert replied, "but I've been thrilled the way our Republican leadership this week has just gotten all excited about Trump. You know, as my friend Paul Ryan said, gee he was hearing voices none of the rest of us heard. Well actually, Steve, some of us were hearing those voices, and we were telling them, but apparently they weren't listening.

"It will be awesome to have a president and a cabinet that will follow the law," Gohmert said, according to CNSNews.com.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Election 2016: The Dream Called America Dodges a Bullet -- Now What?

By Rick Pearcey • November 9, 2016, 07:23 PM

We dodged a bullet last Tuesday. A bullet directed at the heart of the American dream.

In the timely defeat of Hillary Clinton and in the stunning victory of Donald Trump and Mike Pence, a significant battle has been won. Much, however, remains to be done -- at levels strategic and foundational -- if we are to carry days beyond this day.

As a matter of strategic import, we must restore the real-world governing centrality of the U.S. Constitution, as written and not as killed by secularists and their dead "living" "Constitution" -- which they then mangle to make it say and ratify whatever it is they want to do to have their way with the American body politic.

It is a simple fact: The freedoms so central to a humane life here in the U.S. cannot be sustained, and are not being sustained, by mere lip service to a bunch of words on a piece of paper called the Constitution. This is what the presidential oath of office has been reduced to -- just a perfunctory act on Inauguration Day, the content of which is denied all the other days by that massive non-Constitutional monopoly of establishment power that is the federal government, its eyes and tentacles reaching and probing every aspect of our individual lives.

That is not freedom. That is not human dignity. We are made for better than this.

And so we can be thankful that Hillary Clinton's defeat derails what clearly would have been a successful effort to radicalize the Supreme Court by inserting extremist activists pretending to be justices. Pretenders -- not judges, but partisan operatives. Not justices, but political hacks. Using their position to legalize brutality, empower the executioners, and create "law" out thin air. What an inhumane disaster an anti-Constitutional Clintonized court would have been.

Also as a matter of strategic and foundational import, we must restore the Declaration of Independence -- to which the Constitution is inextricably linked. To which it is wonderfully and ingeniously linked. Such that to delink these two foundational documents is to occasion great harm and sorrow. It is to strike at the heart of that liberating dream and beckoning land which is called America.

In fact, if we allow political elites -- whether Republican or Democrat -- to alienate the Constitution from the principles of human freedom and human dignity set forth in the Declaration rooted with practical realism in an actually existing Creator -- well, let's just say that's how tyrants can use the "form" of the Constitution to deny its liberty and thereby impose an authoritarian, centralized power regime upon "We the People." 

What a gross and outrageous offense to the human being. We bearers of publicly actionable unalienable rights endowed by the Creator are made for better than this.

Thus the disaster of Washington elites so alienated from the American people of today -- in very large measure because these elites are already so alienated from those "magnificent" words of the Declaration and the Constitution, to quote Martin Luther King, Jr. Were it not for those magnificent words, there would have been no Martin Luther King. And never could there have been that shining, bright light of cultural advance displayed in the magnificent words of his epochal speech "I Have a Dream."

And so, because of the electoral outcome last Tuesday, we live to fight another day. We live to face down the spiritual terror aching to be unleashed yet more by extremists against the Constitution and Declaration -- by yet more aggressive figures to arise and attack in the mold of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

These are the soft-spoken suit-and-tie totalitarians. The professionally aggrieved pantsuit propagandists.

They call it "transforming America" -- in reality, it's an attack on America. An attack on the indispensable foundations of human freedom and human dignity. An assault on the heart of the American body politic that is rightfully so challenged, and so uplifted to the challenge, by magnificent Constitutional and Declarational words conveying liberating principles that speak to the very center of every human being.

To add insult to injury, and offense to indignity, this attack is so extremely dishonest.

They call it "liberation." They call it "equality." "Diversity." Words and slogans whose hidden purpose is to dominate and control, to elevate into power an elite "more equal" than "We the People," and to impose a phony diversity the better to divide -- that the controllers might more easily conquer and rule.

What dishonesty, how inhumane, and such disrespect. We the human beings are made for so much more than this.

So, yes: Congratulations, O America. We live to fight another day. America lives to fight another day.

Let us make the most of who are. Let us make the most of what America as America always can strive to be. A walking dream from the mind of the Creator. A land of light, liberty, and humanity.

No perfection, it is true. And yet enough of a marvel to draw the people of the world to the beacon of our borders and the shining of our shores.

Note: This column, republished at 3:51 pm, Nov. 10, 2016, has been updated and edited from an earlier version.

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Trump Wins and the Democrat National Media Loses Its Mind

By Rick Pearcey • November 9, 2016, 11:41 AM

Brittany M. Hughes writes at MRCTV.org:

The front page of the left-leaning Huffington Post didn't shy away from what its publishers thought about Tuesday's election. Stark, bold letters emblazoned on HuffPo's homepage screamed, "Mourning in America: NIGHTMARE: Prez Trump . . . America Elected A Man Who Said 'Grab Them By The Pu**y' Over The First Female President . . . Party Ends In Tears . . ."

Poor HuffPo seemed downright stunned that any voter would choose Trump over Clinton and her "history-making story arc."

"HuffPo was just one of a slew of liberal media outlets losing their minds over Republican presidential nominee -- and now President-elect -- Donald Trump's victory over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night in an upset that shocked many liberal and conservative pundits alike," Hughes writes.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

When "Voting Your Conscience" Is an Ethical and Inhumane Disaster

By Rick Pearcey • November 8, 2016, 02:46 PM

Some people seem to think that "voting my conscience" absolves them of their ethical responsibility regarding the on-the-ground reality their votes help create after this election.

But merely "voting your conscience" is truncated ethical voting -- a form of privatized spirituality more Greek and secular than Judeo-Christian and humane.

In addition, going 3rd party in Election 2016 potentially enables into vast power a Hillary Clinton -- a well-practiced destroyer of foundations. You can see the the problem.

"Voting my conscience" is useless if not outright dangerous if it does not include love of neighbor within its scope of application.

Go ahead. Swing at Trump. Be alerted, however: Your neighbors may well be a bit upset if your swing at Trump ends up hitting their families.

Which is what will happen if "conscience" voters elevate a wrecker like Clinton to the most powerful elected political office in the world.

These remarks, slightly edited here, were first published on FB.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

WikiLeaks Exposes Rigged "Reporting": Of Course CNN & the DNC Were Colluding on Questions for Republicans

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2016, 12:26 PM

Robert Eno writes at CR:

If there is one thing that has been laid completely bare for the world to see, it is the fact that the mainstream media and the Democratic Party are in lock step and collude on coverage.

Any claim to objectivity the media have has gone completely out the window. The latest evidence was released last night by WikiLeaks.

In the second [Democratic National Commiittee] email dump of the campaign, it was shown that CNN was asking the DNC for questions to ask at least two GOP presidential candidates during interviews. (emphasis added)

The DNC of course was all too happy to join in. 

"In an email on April 28, 2016, the DNC research director Lauren Dillon asked her staff to compile questions for CNN to ask Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas," Eno notes.

"In the email, Dillon makes it clear that CNN was asking for help. The email stated, 'CNN is looking for questions'," Eno writes.

Eno goes go on to cite additional examples of collusion -- between the DNC and CNBC, Politico, and the Boston Globe, for example.

"No matter who wins the election tomorrow, it is now clear that the media are a propaganda arm of the Democratic National Committee," Eno concludes.

Hence, let me suggest: The Democrat National Media -- not to be trusted as reliable sources of information, comment, and anlaysis. And that includes their "polling." For the "mainstream" media well has been poisoned by politicized passions.

These "journalists" pose as umpires, but they are really secretly committed to one team defeating the other.

That's rigged, and these purveyors of corruption and rigged "knowledge" should be escorted off the field.

These false umpires aren't just lying about some recreational sports enterprise -- which would be harmfully immoral in and of itself. Their cheating bespeaks war between enemies, not play among friends.

No. Whether we are talking about counterfeit money, sham deals, lying politicians, or pretend journalists, false and misleading information always has the potential to harm and destroy -- not just individuals but also communities.

A just, healthy, and humane society will not put up with this. It is a sickness that must be removed so that the body can be restored to health. Then life once again can be lived and enjoyed to the fullest. Imagine that.



Saturday, November 5, 2016

Election 2016: 3rd Party and Hillary Clinton's "Spiritual Terror"

By Rick Pearcey • November 5, 2016, 09:11 PM

We stand on the eve of one of the most profound moments in our nation's history. I mean this, and I affirm this, with all of my heart, soul, strength, and mind.

That is what Election Day 2016 is. For good or for ill, E-Day Nov. 8, 2016, presents us with a choice that will decisively impact every single one of us on the very deepest of levels of who we are.

The results of this day will affect us immediately in the concrete realities of our daily lives -- reaching even into matters of life and death. Even more, the results of E-Day will immediately and decisively affect the very structure and direction of who we are as a people and as a national community, whether we shall stand for great good and beauty or for great ill and ugliness.  

To help clarify the gravity of this election, consider "The Parable of the Three Firefighters":

As dusk approached, a mother and father were working together in their garden. They heard shouts and saw smoke and firelight coming from a direction that could only mean their home was on fire and their three children at risk.

They dropped their gardening tools and rushed home to hear voices say, "Mom! Dad! Help us!" The father rushed toward the home to save the children, but collapsed before entering, so hot was the blaze. He was pulled to safety.

Two firefighters appeared on scene, one slightly earlier than the other, both ready to work. Because of logistics, only one firefighter with truck and crew could be positioned to quell the flames.

The first firefighter arrived and said truck and crew were ready and that fire hoses could be deployed to put out the fire, save the children, and keep the house from burning down. This firefighter was long-approved by pillars of the community. The only problem was that this firefighter's fire hoses would be filled with gasoline.

The second firefighter was gruff and disliked by some of the neighbors. But his truck and crew were ready and his fire hoses could be deployed immediately to save the children and keep the house from burning down. And there was water in the hoses of his fire truck.

A third firefighter and his fire truck were on the way. Some said he was the best firefighter the community had ever known. "It would be best to wait for him," they said. But he and his crew were many miles away and there was little chance he could arrive in time to put out the fire, save the children, and keep the house from burning down.

The mom and dad almost allowed the first firefighter and crew put out the fire. But the parents smelled the gas in the nick of time and discovered the fire hoses were filled with gasoline, not water. So they said no to the long-approved firefighter because they loved their children and knew the result would be a disaster.

The mom and dad liked the third firefighter and listened when neighbors said, "It would be best to wait for him." But the parents understood that the third firefighter and his crew were many miles away and there was little chance they would arrive in time to put out the fire, save the children, and keep the house from burning down.

So the mom and dad decided in favor of the second firefighter, even though he was gruff and disliked by some of the neighbors. For his truck was ready and his fire hoses could be immediately deployed to save the children and keep the house from burning down. And there was water in the hoses of his fire truck.

And there was singing and great rejoicing as the children were saved and much of the house preserved, to be rebuilt better and stronger than before, because mom and dad acted wisely on the day when fire threatened the future of them all.    

In "The Parable of the Three Firefighters," the first firefighter represents Hillary Clinton. As the initial responder, Mrs. Clinton with her crew is ready to "put out the fire." Unfortunately, her fire hoses are filled with gas -- that is, applying her solutions to America will only make matters worse in our country, in fact, dramatically and potentially catastrophically worse.

It is important to grasp that what Hillary Clinton will unleash is a form of spiritual terror. Consider the spiritual terror of immigration chaos in a nation without effective borders. Common sense tells us that just as the human body needs skin to regulate what is allowed in physically, even so a nation needs a border to regulate what is allowed in nationally. As human skin is to the health and growth of a human body, even so national borders are to the health and growth of a humane nation. No skin, no body; no border, no nation.

A healthy body politic therefore respects strong borders to protect our domestic life against criminals, drugs, cartels, Islamic terrorists, and so on. A healthy nation rejects illegal immigration and carefully regulates legal immigration to ensure that only those who love what it means to be American are allowed the privileges of citizenship. To do otherwise is violence against the spirit of America and places the lives of our sons and daughters -- in fact, all of us -- in harm's way.

We have already seen how eight years of the Obama regime have brought home murder, sexual assault, drug abuse, Islamic jihad into America, and more. It's hard to see how any humane person could knowingly vote in ways that enable a Hillary Clinton to assume the office of the U.S. presidency.

Much the same could be noted in relation to the spiritual terror that a President Hillary Clinton would unleash regarding Islamic terror, which she refuses even to name. Imagine going to a doctor unwilling to name a life-threatening cancer, lest he be accused of being "cancer-phobic." Such a doctor would be a quack -- and a deadly one at that. Enabling the elevation of such a person to high office would be unconscionable. To the office of the U.S. president? Insane.  

But let us not fail to mention a deeper aspect of Clinton's spiritual terror, and that is the anti-Constitutional terror and anti-Declaration of Independence terror that will be unleashed across America in a Clinton regime should we allow her to occupy the office of president.

The core of America, that genius of America, that enduring mainstream of America, is located in the Declaration of Independence for all to see. It is that to which the next president will swear to "preserve, protect, and defend" when taking the presidential oath of office.

The core, the enduring mainstream genius, is the political vision that accepts the real-world, publicly actionable principle that an actual and real Creator, and not any merely human state, is the ultimate source and ground of human freedom and human dignity.

Hear these words, O America:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. -- That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. . . ."

These principles express the ultimate core of what the next president is pledging allegiance to when taking the oath of office and swearing before America and the entire world political fidelity to the U.S. Constitution. A Constitution whose purpose is what? To enflesh the amazing liberating principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence. And thus is released a spiritual liberty into the world, to be expressed humanely and holistically across all of life, both publicly and privately, including political life.

But it is this spirit of liberty, O America, that Hillary Clinton does not want you to hear or understand or accept. She the secularist rejects the actual and real Creator of the Declaration and instead would impose her politically correct Trinity of Almighty Diversity, Totalitarian Tolerance, and Authoritarian Equality.

That she will unleash her spiritual terror is not a matter of speculation, for she is on record calling for the enforcement of her agenda. "Laws don't count for much if they're not enforced," she proclaimed at the sixth annual Women in the World Summit. What she calls "rights" "have to exist in practice -- not just on paper."

This proclamation is a warning. Hillary Clinton will use "law," law that stands in violation against the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Should Mrs. Clinton assume the White House, you can expect her to begin unleashing spiritual terror upon America and upon the world. Millions upon millions will be impacted grossly and inhumanely. And she will begin immediately.

Donald Trump is the second firefighter in "The Parable of the Three Firefighters." By his own recorded words, he can employ sexually gross language that is very offensive, and he can be gruff on the campaign trail. His flaws are not to be dismissed, and they are not to be minimized in any way.

To be balanced, let us also not dismiss nor minimize that he shows no track record of being someone who wakes up each morning thinking about advancing an extremist vision that is alien to the norms of human freedom and dignity. And for all his gruffness, note that Trump has taken positions that can help quench the flames that are currently threatening to engulf our nation.

On immigration, he wants good people in and bad people out, and he understands that nations without borders are not nations much longer. On destroying pre-born American citizens, he stands against partial-birth abortion. On the economy, he wants to lower taxes, which assists families by helping create jobs.

On the military, he wants to rebuild all branches of the armed forces, which decreases the likelihood of war because bad guys may be crazy but they're not stupid -- few want to take on a strongly armed opponent. "Peace Through Strength" is a valid principle of life, whether we're talking foreign or domestic policy.

Getting rid of Obamacare. Excellent. Getting rid of Common Core and returning education to state and local control. Excellent again -- and a primary strategic move toward breaking that bastion of propaganda currently known as the public schools. This is a generationally positive move that we need to see immediately, if not sooner.

The point is that the gruff firefighter disliked by some of the neighbors happens to be on hand with water in his fire hose. This marks him as qualitatively superior to Hillary Clinton, who has gasoline in her fire hose. With him, the children are saved and so is much of the family's home. With Hillary, the more she helps, the worse things get.

The third firefighter in our parable is Evan McMullin -- or someone like him. McMullin is a former CIA operative whom some people regard as a true conservative, a candidate who most matches their principles, and so on. An alternative to Donald Trump.

For the sake of discussion, let's grant that McMullin (or some other third-party candidate who has recently entered the race) is 100% of what we are looking for in a president.  On all levels, he's everything anyone could want.

There remains a huge problem. As the third firefighter, McMullin is too far away to reach the house in time, and relying on him to get there will result in the destruction of your home and in the irreplaceable loss of your children.

"The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it" (Prov. 27:12). Prudence sees the danger of waiting for McMullin, and prudence says avoid that danger, which can be done because the second firefighter is on hand to do the job.  

Applying this to elections, wise ethical voting means we are responsible not just for inputs (our vote) but also outcomes (the impact of our vote). Ethics is not privatized: It applies not merey to personal choices but also to public results.

With near mathematical certainty we know Hillary Clinton, if elected president, will seek to enact an extreme, inhumane, and harmful agenda. Our own family members may suffer, and perhaps die, as the direct result of her having been elected into office. Just think of inhumane disasters such as Obamacare, illegal alien crime, and Islamic terrorists parachuted into our neighborhoods as "refugees."  

In election 2016, it is clear that a McMullin has zero chance of winning. He's the firefighter "too far away." But by touting him, and encouraging others to do so, some people may thereby enable the election of Hillary Clinton, the firefighter with gasoline in her fire hose.  

It is a certainty that innocent human beings will be killed as the direct result of Hillary Clinton in particular being elected to office, because her inhumane, extremist set of political principles out of their inner essence allow and even encourage the use of human beings as so much meaningless political fodder to be consumed on the road to attaining, maintaining, and expanding political power. And that's just her vision. In addition, her biography includes a well-documented history of pursuing that power selfishly, criminally, and morally corruptly.

What a terrific shame, and what a sad irony, if evangelical Christians by their voting enable such a person to occupy the White House and be positioned to work her will, to have her way, with the American body politic.

Christians would thereby be agents enabling her to unleash spiritual terror not just upon Christians themselves but also upon the whole of America, with grave implications for the world beyond our shores. "Love thy neighbor" means caring how our vote impacts our neighbor's neighborhood, both at home and abroad.

As we stand on the eve of Election Day 2016, the unnatural disaster of a Hillary Clinton presidency is avoidable. I don't mind -- that is, it's understandable -- when people upset with Donald Trump take a swing at him. He's a big guy and seems able to take care of himself. I do mind it when that swing ends up hitting my family and hurting my loved ones.  

Let's vote morally wisely, protect our kids, and elect to live and fight another day. If that third-party guy is good, he'll be back in four years. And so will we.



Friday, November 4, 2016

Real Unemployment Rate Is 9.5%

By Rick Pearcey • November 4, 2016, 10:46 AM

Michael Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

Although much of the major media are reporting the national unemployment rate for October as 4.9%, the "real unemployment rate," as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and which includes part-time workers and those marginally attached to the work force, is 9.5%.

"In other words," Chapman continues, "the real unemployment rate in the United States for October is nearly double the 4.5% rate reported by most of the media."