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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Obama's "Red" Spiritual Advisor Rev. Jim Wallis vs. the Bible

By Rick Pearcey • March 31, 2010, 03:39 PM

Secularized liberal theologians such as Obama's "Red" Rev. Jim Wallis not only misread the Bible, they don't need it.

Except perhaps as a book of emotional "value symbols" to be mined, proof-texted, and manipulated to baptise the political agendas of Marx, Alinsky, and Obama.

Just like liberal ideological corruption does with the "living" U.S. Constitution.

In contrast to verifiable and wholistic information from the real Creator, theirs is a secularized, bifurcated religiousity of snake oil bottled as "social justice."

It finds a home in what Francis Schaeffer described as the "upper story," a construct of human consciousness where "faith" and meaning are affirmed but blindly so, because they are alienated from facts, reason, and history (the "lower story").

Secularists -- religious or otherwise -- locked up inside the "upper story" are therefore estranged from experiencing the unitary wholeness of what it means to be an integrated human being. Perhaps this is one reason they are so frustrated by life.

There are well-meaning people, some of them very bright, who end up situated in the "upper story" inadvertantly. But it is also a home to sneering fanatics and ideologues in media, government, politics, and Hollywood -- the opiate of pseudo-intellectuals at war with "nature and nature's God."

Both classes of people must be loved. But in addition to love, the second class of people must also be resisted. For they are dangerous.

Religious fantacism combined with political fanaticism sometimes does not end well.

Christmas Spirit in the Dirt
How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

New Editor in at Human Events

By Rick Pearcey • March 31, 2010, 12:30 PM

From Human Events:

Eagle Publishing today announced the appointment of Jason Mattera as the new Editor of HUMAN EVENTS.  Mattera, 26, is a leader in the emerging field of interactive journalism.  He is believed to be the youngest editor of any major national publication. 

Babbin Out at Human Events

Public Enemy: Why Give Obama Any Credibility?

By Rick Pearcey • March 31, 2010, 12:13 PM

As Obamacare "reform" demonstrates, the Obama government is on the wrong side of the facts, reason, the Declaration, and the Constitution.

This suggests a few basic questions:

* Why give this White House and its enablers the benefit of the doubt?

* Why give it and its enablers any credibility whatsoever?

* Why assume that it and its enablers are dealing with the American people in a way that is honest and straightforward on a whole host of issues -- from the Tea Party to abortion to taxes to national defense?

These questions go to the heart of living free for any people who would keep government in its place as a public servant instead of out of place a public enemy.

By its own behavior, by its own incendiary rhetoric, by its own policies, by its own philosophy of control, by its own hatred of things Constitutional and Declarational -- the Obama administration dares the American people to rise up, resist, improvise, and overcome.

The history of the world is replete with evidence for why "We the People" people should not place our faith in "It the Government." Especially in government that sets itself up as deity, as an idol to which we are now forced, by arbitrary "law" -- just like the U.S. Constitution does not say -- to bring our tithes and offerings and taxes and sweat and children.

This idol, we are told, loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.

It promises milk and honey.

All you have to do is fall down and worship.

All you have to do is prostitute your time, sacrifice your humanity, and sell your soul. And by the way, signing away the future of your children to feed government greed here and now is also part of the deal.

In return, all power is yours. In return, all ability to transform, redeem, equalize, and heal America is yours. Finally, you can be proud. You can be as God.  

Yes. We can refuse. And face fines. And face jail time. And who knows what we shall face in the future if we anger this capricious idol and its cult of followers?

The house of Obama is a fundamentally dishonest regime that has broken faith with the American people in our national identity and in our human identity.

But what if Obama is sincere? Then he embraces the policies of a fool. If he is not sincere, he expresses the philosophy of a tryant.

Meanwhile, we live as aliens in a strange land, as partisans for liberty in occupied territory.

Surely, there is a better way than government on high. A way not at war with the freedom and dignity of man created in the image of God.

The realism of the Founders helped them understand the difference between trusting in God, a Creator who gives the blessings of liberty, and trusting in government, a creature which takes them away.

The result? A City on a Hill.

Perfection? Far from it.

And yet still: A City on a Hill. With the people of the world drawn to her gates, clamoring to get inside.

If in this generation we forget that lesson of freedom in history, we can forget seeing freedom in the the history of the next.

Surely, there is a better way.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Militias, Rush, Levin, and Palin

By Rick Pearcey • March 30, 2010, 07:49 PM

Speaking of militas, is it not rather suspicious that both Rush and Mark were away from their microphones during the timeframe of the raid on that militia group with suspected members in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio? MSNBC might want to know.

And why the media blackout on the possible connections between Levin and Limbaugh and these militia groups? Very suspicious. All the writers at Huffington Post might like to know.

There is, of course, an eerie lack of evidence regarding any such connections (or regarding incendiary spitting on tyrannical Congressmen, for that matter, but that's a different line of linguistic smear), so clearly Congress must investigate. Comrade Waxman and Marxine Waters stand ready to speak truth to powerlessness.

Meanwhile, Christian Sarah Palin has some explaining to do. All too soon after her incendiary post on her Facebook page, and then her Tea Party talk in Nevada about freedom -- right in Harry Reid's backyard (talk about a provocation! He's a senator!) -- news emerges that a mere 2,000 or so miles away, the FBI stopped wild-eyed militia hillbillies "preparing for battle with the anti-Christ" just in the nick of time.

With drama like this, we may not miss "24." And clearly, more importantly, with all this dot-connecting, we know exactly who the bad guys are.

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Babbin Out at Human Events

By Rick Pearcey • March 30, 2010, 02:37 PM

"Details on his departure weren't immediately available," writes Ben Smith at Politico.

According to this pageBabbin was hired as editor in January 2007, and his most recent article at Human Events, "Obama Risking Our AAA Rating," was published March 19, 2010.

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

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

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

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Bull's-Eye: Palin Rhetoric "Targets"(!!!) Detractors

By Rick Pearcey • March 30, 2010, 11:03 AM

"Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin had some harsh words for her detractors in the health care debate with a thinly veiled, March Madness-themed Facebook post in which she declared, 'never retreat, instead RELOAD!'" reports Newsmax.

And, of course, the usual suspects are in a tizzy. And right on schedule. Day in and day out.  

Here's what's really happening: Democrats and mediacrats are doing their best to shut up, demonize, and destroy this strong American woman. And, by implication, to shut up the millions upon millions of freedom-loving Americans that her refusal to bow before the enfeebling Washington-centric status quo represents. And also, by implication, to destroy ("transform") that "vision-for-freedom" that her great refusal to submit to this gang of bullies also represents.

She's effective, she's not backing down, and she affirms the fundamentals of American freedom as enshrined in the Declaration and Constitution. And we can't have that!

These Palin-haters despise real freedom -- rooted in a Creator who gives the "blessings of liberty" -- but they cannot, at this time, actually come out and say so. Not because they don't believe the collectivist gospel and and have drunk deeply from the socialist Kool-Aid, but because the American public alerted to the real designs of these tyrants would rise up to throw the horse and rider into the sea.

But yes, this expressed concern about hate, about "ugly politics," and about "incendiary rhetoric" is utter hypocrisy.

But it's worse than that: The "masters" of media and Washington couldn't care less about a matter so trifling as "hypocrisy" or "double standards." That's the old, defeatist way of thinking. These radicals have evolved!

What we're really seeing in attacks on Palin, the Tea Party, and so on, is a consistent strategy of oppression, of which charges of "ugliness," "hate," and "incendiary rhetoric" are but tools to impose a "transformed," radicalized dark will-to-power upon the people of the United States. 

These tools are wielded as weapons in an attempt to get you and me and our families to play by the rules of radicals who prefer a cakewalk to imposing control over our lives rather than face public exposure and opposition for their anti-American and inhumane march through our country.

And speaking of hate, I would reiterate what I've said on Facebook and Twitter: "Notice that so much of what Obama says and does is an expression of hatred for the Declaration and Constitution."

And speaking of ugly, he mars and scars the Constitution. And speaking of incendiary, he sets the Declaration to flames.

And oh how he sneers and scolds when the people resist the destruction of liberty. My, how silly we are, clinging to our Constitution and Declaration, clinging to our freedom and to "nature and nature's God."

But it's not just Obama, it's also his co-abusers and his co-enforcers in injustice in Hollywood, media, the academy, and so-called "social justice" religionists. For these too, so much of what they say and do is an expression of hatred for the Declaration and Constitution.

This you tyrants should know: Sarah Palin's crossover dribble is the least of your worries. Team America is taking the floor.

Monday, March 29, 2010

"Ugly" Politics: Just Who Embraces Violence?

By Rick Pearcey • March 29, 2010, 10:43 AM

Obama and the Democrats have already shown they are willing to kill others as part of their agenda -- that is a real-world lesson of abortion in America. In many respects, what hinders them is not morality, but fear of a political and moral backlash.

If these Jacobin ideologues of inhumanity are willing to kill "the least of these" (which itself has been justified by a decades-long propaganda campaign), it is wise to consider that even more propaganda, and as much violence as they think they can get away with in the present social climate, is a real possibility.

Just because these folks are in government, wear suits and ties, and are surrounded by the pomp of office, it does not necessarily follow that they are good people, sincere people.

But note, even sincere people can be co-opted by evil. And if you are going to co-opt freedom, it's very important to appear sincere.

As a matter of principle, freedom-minded people should question authority and question those in authority, no matter who they are.

Neither trust in God nor trust in government is meant to be a blind leap into the dark. That's for cults, whether political, religious, or scientific.

"Test everything," one the other hand, is utterly Biblical, humane, and central to who we are as Americans and as human beings. It is one of the blessings and responsibilities of liberty called for by the Creator.

"Ugly Turn" in Healthcare Debate
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Chuck Norris: "I Believe in the Resurrection of America"

By Rick Pearcey • March 29, 2010, 09:21 AM

Chuck Norris writes:

Our founders had a far better solution than government.

And it's probably a good time, during this peak of citizens' frustration (and also being Christendom's Holy Week), to remind Americans that, though our founders initiated our government, they didn't expect it to usher in any form of utopia.

As proud as they were about their republic, their hope was not in government, but in God.

For what? Most of the things that people today often look to government for: life, liberty, happiness, salvation, decency, civility, morality, honesty, restraint, equity of power and future hope, to name a few.

Tragically, government has usurped God's role in our republic and Americans' lives.

But this too will pass. For tyranny under bad, oppressive government is not the birthright of human beings nor the birthright of American citizens.

Reject the slavish rules of Obama and his radicals. Embrace the liberating rules of freedom by which the Founders lived, died, and birthed a republic under God. With the living and verifiable Creator, all things are possible, including resurrections.  

Poll: Massive "Maelstorm" to Blast Incumbents

By Rick Pearcey • March 29, 2010, 08:49 AM

"A new survey shows a political 'maelstrom' brewing in the U.S. that threatens not only Democrats in power but Republicans who have the tag 'incumbent' attached to their name," reports WorldNetDaily.

Not only must the "bums" be thrown out of office, but more importantly, the unconstitutional and anti-Declarational philosophy of the bums must be thrown out with them as well.

These must be replaced by people of tested character who do not just reject the "rules for radicals" but who also self-consciously affirm the rules of freedom and the liberating "vision-for-freedom" that grounds the American Experiment, as set forth in the founding documents and in the founding worldview.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Americans in New Fight for Freedom

By Rick Pearcey • March 28, 2010, 09:12 PM

We Americans are in a new fight for Independence, but now we face an oppressive enemy from within instead of one from distant shores.

Even so we assert today our freedom, under God and over Washington, a hegemonic regime estranged from who we are in our national identity (as Americans) and who are are in our human identity (created for resistance against evil, for good, in the image of God).

The founders Declared a holy oath in pledge to such freedom. In that Declaration and pledge we too live and breathe free. And demons tremble.

Come November we shall see the first fruits of a new harvest of freedom. The horse and rider shall be tossed into the sea. The horse and rider shall be tossed into the sea.

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War 
Secularist Washington-Centrism Un-American

Study Schaeffer With Pearceys

By Rick Pearcey • March 28, 2010, 02:10 PM

If you live in the Washington, D.C, area and are interested in participating in a Schaefferian study group -- for mutual encouragement, cultural engagement, and true spirituality -- please email Rick or Nancy Pearcey of The Pearcey Report at pearcey@thepearceyreport.com.

Francis Schaeffer, the Religious Right, Cultural Decline, and Aping the World

By Rick Pearcey • March 28, 2010, 01:28 PM

If in the last 20 years evangelicals who say they are Bible-believing Christians had applied Scriptural teachings on not "aping the world" (a Schaefferian phrase) in regard to celebrityism, questionable marketing techniques, the bigger-is-better mentality, a despising of the individual, pretend "big name" authors, etc., and instead had demonstrated a high regard for truth in practice, the Lordship of Christ over both content and methodologies, and so on, how might the current cultural and political climate of deepening decline and even oppression from the federal government and its power blocs in Hollywood, media, and the campus have been avoided, resisted, and overcome?

And what might this suggest -- for individuals, churches, schools, publishers, and para-church organizations -- for future authentic Christian and humane engagement to be salt and light in this world?

What Can We Learn From Francis Schaeffer?
Francis Schaeffer -- "The Central Problem of Our Age"
Oxford, Cambridge, Plagiarism, and Christian Worldview
Francis Schaeffer: A Student's Appreciation of a Distinct Approach
I'll Take Sartre
How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Friday, March 26, 2010

Did Obama Bow to Netanyahu?

By Rick Pearcey • March 26, 2010, 08:48 PM

Barack Obama is known for bowing to heads of state from around the planet.

Consider the bow to the emperor of Japan. To the king of Saudi Arabia. And to the mighty mayor of Tampa. Florida.

But I've seen no film or news report of him meeting, greeting, and bowing to Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, in town recently to dicuss a range of matters with the White House.

But rather than an Obama bow, the Jewish prime minister was treated to a series of Obama snubs

How do we explain this mystery?

Perhaps BB neglected to bow to Obama, unlike NBC's Brian Williams. So maybe Obama needed to teach the prime minister a lesson in civility. 

Perhaps Obama thought BB was a Tea Partier who affirms the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Can't be seen bowing to an American patriot.

Such a provocative act might be seen as incendiary, an incitement to right-wing violence of the kind fair-minded observers have long associated with the likes of Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, and other racists, prudes, Nazis, and caucasians.

Whatever the explanation, rest assured that Obama is right and that whoever objects or questions his authority is wrong. Yep, it's great to have an infallible president who is never, ever wrong about anything (as is called for in the living Constitution).

This is the man called by history and fate to heal America and heal the world. He knows just when to bow to others and when to tell them to sit down, shut up, and go home.

Pearcey at WND: How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

By Rick Pearcey • March 26, 2010, 02:00 AM

The following is from a column published today at WorldNetDaily

Despite what has been reported in the formerly mainstream media, the New Resistance in America – the tea parties, the town halls, protests on Capitol Hill and so on – is to be welcomed and not cast aside as "extreme." The "angry mobs" and "unruly crowds" are actually signs of health, sanity and hope.

What these uppity folk are telling us is that, despite years of miseducation and inattention, millions of ordinary people have not forgotten who they are as Americans. Even more, this resistance suggests that significant numbers of Americans may be on a path to rediscovering something rather exceptional.

By "exceptional" is meant not just who they are in their national identity, but who they are as creatures of resistance, hardwired that way by the Creator himself. And to the degree that this New Resistance succeeds, to that degree prospects are increased for victory in the cultural and political war for human freedom and human dignity.

This column is based on a presentation I gave near Charleston, S.C., at Awakening 2010 earlier this year, edited here for publication.

* March 27, 2010, Update: For related content from November 2009, please see "What Is Mainstream America?"

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hannity: "If You Look Up the Dictionary Definition of Socialism, This Is It"

By Rick Pearcey • March 25, 2010, 08:42 AM

From CNSNews.com:

In a preview of his book Conservative Victory—Defeating Obama’s Radical Agenda, due to be released Monday, Sean Hannity said of the policies President Barack Obama has been pursuing: “If you look up the dictionary definition of socialism, this is it.”

Here is the full quote from Hannity:

Obama is a socialist. If you take over banks, if you take over car companies, if you take over financial institutions, the way that he has--now the health care system. If you're going to use every crooked deal that you can come up with to get a bill like that passed--most recently the health care bill--that is by definition, if you look up the dictionary definition of socialism, this is it.

Hannity made his observation during a video interview with Terry Jeffrey, editor in chief of CNSNews.com. 

No Constitution, No Peace: Why Revenge Is Necessary

By Rick Pearcey • March 25, 2010, 08:29 AM

In a column titled, "Why Revenge Is Necessary," Quin Hillyer writes at American Spectator:

Every member of Congress who is not a liberal ideologue or from a wildly leftist district who voted for Obamacare on Sunday should be haunted and hounded by and for their vote for as long as they draw breath upon this good Earth.

And the same is true for every liberal ideologue who actively crafted and pushed the corrupt and unrepublican (small "r") procedures and flagrant lies that were used to cram Obamacare up our gullets from the nether end of our common polity.

Politicians who impose tyranny must face the consequences. But let us not exempt the so-called "true believer."

For no one with half a mind can seriously argue that the machinery of oppression (Obamacare, a "living Constitution," the IRS, etc.) now being unleashed upon the American people has anything to do with the Declaration, with the U.S. Constitution, or with any concept of "unalienable rights" as blessings from a real and decidedly not disinterested Creator.

The Obama regime has declared ideological hostilities against the historic government and free people of the United States. This is an affront to the mainstream of America, an affront to the American experiment, and must be resisted and overcome by all moral and legal means necessary.

While the term "constitutional justice" is preferable to "revenge," Hillyer is correct to call for accountability.

No Constitution, No Peace: From this moment forward for any hater of freedom and liberty until they and their philosophy of tyranny are banished from any positions of power and authority over the American people.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Nancy Pearcey Speaking on Creation Care

By Rick Pearcey • March 24, 2010, 03:07 PM

Dr. Nancy Pearcey will be speaking on "Competing Worldviews in the Environmental Debate" at a "Creation Care" conference this Saturday at Philadelphia Biblical University.

Churchill: "Better to Perish, Than Live as Slaves"

By Rick Pearcey • March 24, 2010, 10:13 AM

The Left "has declared war on the American people," writes Ann Kane at American Thinker. "How will we respond?"

As Churchill did in his day (don't miss Kane's full quote from the man) in defiance of fascist aggressors against freedom? Or as Obama and the Demofascist aggressors against freedom today would have us respond?

Kane reminds us that "Obama removed a bust of Churchill from the White House upon his arrival last year, and sent it back to England whence it came."  

Surely, this Atlantic rearranging is an accident of history, some in the collaborationist media might suggest.

On the other hand, a bust of Churchill is not the kind of real-world reminder you want around in the midst of a blitzkrieg against freedom in America.

Speaking of sending things away, where can we send Obama?

After the Coup: Winning Washington, Losing America

By Rick Pearcey • March 24, 2010, 09:24 AM

Robert Stacy McCain writes at American Spectator:

Seven months and one week before Election Day, Democrats have begun declaring loudly that the one constant of the past seven months will change dramatically between now and Nov. 2.

Unpopular as a legislative proposal, ObamaCare will be enthusiastically embraced by voters, we are assured by Democrats and their media friends, now that it is a fait accompli.

Will Americans forget the chains so lovingly cuffed to their arms, the shackles so compassionately tearing away at the flesh of their ankles? Perhaps not.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

"Ugly Turn" in Healthcare Debate?

By Rick Pearcey • March 23, 2010, 03:10 PM

Fox News reported this afternoon on the "Ugly Turn" in the healthcare debate -- things like "You Lie!" in the House.

But what's really ugly? "You lie!," which is true, or Obama and the Democrats' destroying the Constitution, destroying the Declaration? The bribes, the kick-backs, the sleaze, the lies, smiles and the affronts against "nature and nature's God" -- are they not ugly?

The current regime -- in root and branch, in policy and philosophy -- is "ugly." The current regime, in coats and ties, shredding liberty, is "ugly." The current regime, spitting on freedom and despoiling the Capitol grounds as it parades in pride and tyranny, is "ugly."

In contrast, patriots who resist, in truth and love, are beautiful. Those who call a snake by its name before the snake devours the children are beautiful. Those who expose the wolves in sheeps' clothing, and who expose politicians pretending to serve the public but who force snake oil down throats, are beautiful.

Beauty serves truth and liberty, in community with God and man. Beauty will send the current ugly regime packing, starting now, then in November, and thereafter until the job is done. Beauty will restore Declaration liberty under God.

And when our kids ask what we did during the revolution, we can reply: "We fought for truth and beauty over against lies and ugliness. We fought and we prevailed. We overcame evil with good. And now the fight, the freedom, and the restored republic are yours. Preserve her with your sacred honor. Cast the ugliness into the bottomless sea."

Tea cups may rattle, some may break. Better to fix those, than not kill the snake.

Free Offer: Barack Obama's "Living Constitution"

By Rick Pearcey • March 23, 2010, 12:54 PM

As the vote on Obamacare yesterday suggests, we are living in "exciting times." For further evidence of this, click here for "Free Offer From Your Government Finally Puts You in Control." 

Morning Bell: Congress vs. the American People

By Rick Pearcey • March 23, 2010, 10:02 AM

Conn Carroll writes at The Foundry, the blog of the Heritage Foundation:

Another day, two new polls showing the American people are strongly against the health care plan President Barack Obama will sign into law today.

According to CNN, 59% of Americans oppose President Obama’s plan.

And according to CBS News, 48% of Americans oppose the plan (with 33% in strong opposition) compared to only 37% who support it (with only 13% in strong support).

Digging deeper into the CBS poll, we find that 76% of Americans disapprove of how Congress is handling its job on health care, 46% think Congress has spent too much time on health care, and 49% believe the rules and procedures used in Congress to get the current health care bill passed have been mostly unfair.

But the leftist majorities in Congress just do not care what the American people think.

IRS to Enforce Obama Health "Reform"

By Rick Pearcey • March 23, 2010, 09:43 AM

"The Internal Revenue Service will function as the government’s chief enforcer for health care reform, should President Obama sign the bill into law as expected, monitoring both businesses and individuals to certify whether they have the insurance coverage the government requires," reports CNSNews.com.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Jim DeMint: "It Must Be Repealed"

By Rick Pearcey • March 22, 2010, 11:13 AM

"There’s no fixing the government health care takeover Democrats forced through on Sunday," writes GOP Senator Jim DeMint in USAToday. "It must be repealed."

Symptoms of the Disease: "After telling Americans in 2008 that they would lower spending, taxes and insurance premiums, Democrats passed a bill that breaks every promise. Using secret deals, kickbacks and carve-outs, Democratic leaders jammed through legislation to control more than one-sixth of the nation’s economy."

The problem? "The plan will explode the national debt, raise $569.2 billion in new taxes" and it will "force taxpayers to fund abortions."

But here is the heart of the matter: Obamacare imposes "impose unconstitutional mandates on every American."

Unconstitutional. Folks, you cannot enjoy the blessings of freedom if you violate the rules of freedom, which is what Obama and the Democrats have done in trying to throw the Constitution and Declaration down the rathole of history.

America, we have a choice: Either we repeal this legislation and send it back to the darkness and nothingness from which it came.  

Or we allow that darkness to remain, to fester, and to envelop our land, turning the home of the free and the brave into a wasteland of the enslaved and the timid, bowing in supine submission before the cruel pretend messiah of Obama's ugly, spiritualized secular state.

We know where the Founders stand. We know where the Creator stands. The question is: Where do we stand? What will we do?

Shall We Shoot the GOP?

By Rick Pearcey • March 22, 2010, 10:38 AM

If the GOP, in the face of Obamacare tyranny, is unwilling to commit principially, strategically, and tactically, with rigor and purity, to limited constitutional, Declarational government -- including unalienable rights as blessings from a real Creator (just like the Declaration affirms) -- then someone should shoot it and put it out of its misery.

America has work to do to tear herself free of the chains of Obama and the Democrats. A people yearning for a rebirth of freedom and dignity can no longer afford to be weighted down by half-hearted schemers who have sold out to the secularist, power-greedy Washington-centric establishment.

The stakes are too high, the moment to precarious, the cost to dear, to leave the work of freedom to hypocrites or opportunists.

This is your challenge, GOP: Get focused, get in the fight, or get out of the way.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

High Noon: Taxpayer March on Washington

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

At MichelleMalkin.com, this press release from PRNewswire:

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

More at MichelleMalkin.com.

Senate Seats "Watergate"? White House "Organizing" Step Over Line?

By Rick Pearcey • March 20, 2010, 07:54 AM

"In what could be developing into a 'Watergate' for the Democrat Party, accusations and countercharges have been flying over whether two politicians were, in fact, offered jobs in return for dropping out of political races that challenge two U.S. Senate supporters of President Obama," reports WorldNetDaily.

Friday, March 19, 2010

90 Seconds to Gov't-Run Healthcare: Video

By Rick Pearcey • March 19, 2010, 06:05 PM

This YouTube video explains "the process Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats are using to take away your healthcare," states Sarah Palin's Facebook page.

Deem Obama Impeached?

By Rick Pearcey • March 19, 2010, 06:50 AM

Frank Turek writes at Townhall:

If the President is not going to insist that the Constitution must be followed -- including that pesky little clause that bills must be approved by a vote in both houses of Congress -- then he is not fulfilling his oath to "support and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic."

And if Obama doesn't care whether the Constitution's rules for freedom are followed, well, he might be an example of what the Founders had in mind when warning future generations of Americans about "enemies foreign and domestic."

Turek concludes: "To President Obama, the process is not important, only the end result. I have to ask, would the President feel the same way about impeachment?"

Obama's Overthrow of the U.S. Constitution

By Rick Pearcey • March 19, 2010, 06:38 AM

"So it begins. In 2009, for the first time in its history, the people of the United States placed the White House in the hands of a man and a political faction that openly reject the premises of constitutional self-government," writes Alan Keyes at WorldNetDaily.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ann Coulter's Healthcare Plan

By Rick Pearcey • March 18, 2010, 09:27 AM

Coulter's plan is a one page bill. And it saves trees. 

National Suicide by "Self-Execution"

By Rick Pearcey • March 18, 2010, 09:15 AM

"Doing oneself in is illegal in the United States," writes Robert Knight at Townhall. "But Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama are egging on the House to approve a 'self-executing' rule that would kill the nation’s health-care system by suffocating it under the big hand of government."

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Barack Obama Playing With Fire

By Rick Pearcey • March 17, 2010, 08:59 PM

By seeking to impose socialized healthcare upon the American people, Barack Obama is playing with fire. He undermines the U.S. Constitution and makes a mockery of the Declaration, and in so doing, he undermines the legal basis for the Presidency per se and the legal basis for keeping him, or any president, in office, except by raw power. The Founding documents condemn him, but in rejecting them, he condemns himself.

There is a way out for him, but he'd have to convert his thinking to what is the defining constitutional and Declarational mainstream of America -- that of limited government, unalienable rights, and human liberty, all under God, the Creator. This is something no secular statist, as a secular statist, can do.

The Obama prescription must be rejected. But more than this, the evil empire of modern secular liberalism must also be rejected, in every way, shape, manner, and form. That's very much entailed in what the Founders did in pledging their "sacred honor" to struggle for a polity rooted in actionable information from a publicly verifiable Creator.

If we today want to keep, protect, and defend this Republic, their example is a constant reminder of the potential cost of intellectual and practical freedom and dignity under God.

Freedom is never cheap, but slavery always costs too much.

Why Team Obama Thrives on Creating Crises

By Rick Pearcey • March 17, 2010, 10:05 AM

David Kupelian, author of How Evil Works, explains at WorldNetDaily the radical madness behind the Obama method.

Turning America Into a Banana Republic

By Rick Pearcey • March 17, 2010, 09:18 AM

Peter Ferrara writes at American Spectator:

When Ben Franklin first emerged from the Constitutional Convention, he was asked by a passerby, "What government have you given us?" Franklin replied, "A Republic, if you can keep it."

For 220 years, until last year, we did keep it. America was a democratic constitutional republic, governed by the rule of law, a beacon of liberty to the entire world. But no more. After just one year of Barack Obama's fundamental change, aided by the far left House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from San Francisco, and the easily confused Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, America has been transformed from a Constitutional Republic into a Banana Republic.

It is true that Obama is desperately trying to impose an unconstitutional, anti-Declarational, and anti-American vision upon our country. But he has not yet succeeded. Even if the Frankenstate known as Obamacare is signed into law, it does not follow that he will have succeeded.

Americans who understand who they are and what that means will resist. "We the People," under God, define America the free -- not secular elites and their abusive minions. 

The path before us is one of two destinies: One of peace, liberty, and justice for all under the rule of law, unalienable rights, and the blessings of liberty from the Creator who gives the blessings.

Or there is this other destiny: One of no peace, no liberty, and no justice under the rule of elites, relativistic "rights," and the impositions of arbitrary power from a Washington-centric establishment that will look after its own. 

Before Americans today is a choice: The way of Franklin or the way of the other guy.

Blessed is the country that walks in paths of freedom. 

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Cramer: Obamacare Would Rocket Tax Rates 50%-60%

By Rick Pearcey • March 16, 2010, 11:01 AM

This is just one of three sobering economic predictions regarding Obamacare that "financial guru Jim Cramer" made yesterday on "Morning Joe." Here's more from Mark Finkelstein at Newsbusters.

By the way, as Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli of Virginia writes today at American Spectator, something in addition to money is at stake. A little thing call liberty

Nearly One-Third of Doctors Could Leave Medicine, Says New England Journal of Medicine

By Rick Pearcey • March 16, 2010, 09:06 AM

. . . If usurpers Barack Obama and the Democrats succeed in imposing unconstitutional, anti-Declarational Obamacare upon the American people. Here's the story from CNSNews.com.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Stovall Witte for Congress in South Carolina

By Rick Pearcey • March 15, 2010, 11:45 AM

A friend of ours, Stovall Witte, is running for Congress in South Carolina. We recommend that citizens of the 1st Congressional District from Charleston to Myrtle Beach and there abouts will give this good man (who has consumed Nancy's book Total Truth, by the way) every due consideration.

Here from the Witte for Congress website is "Sto's" Vision Statement:

The people of the First District of South Carolina need someone in Congress they can trust with their national security, economic security and their constitutional security. Stovall Witte wants to be that Member of Congress.

Stovall has spent his life serving others in many different positions of leadership. He has stood firm on a solid foundation of conservative values and is a man of strong moral character.

He recognizes that we have people in Congress who seem not to realize we’re at war. His position on national security is a priority for him both personally and professionally. He is committed to ensuring that it becomes a higher priority for the leaders of our country.

Stovall understands the future of our nation lies in the hands of our children. What will that future look like if Congress continues to spend our children’s money? Stovall has seen the compromises that are made at the expense of our nation and it’s future, and is passionate in his pursuit of a better working government that is held accountable for wasteful spending.

Stovall believes that we have people in Congress who don’t seem to care that they’re passing laws that aren’t in line with the Constitution. He understands that a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have – including your Freedom. Stovall will be a devoted ally in the defense of Freedom as a Member of Congress for the First District of South Carolina.

Census Bureau to Count Homosex "Couples" as "Married"

By Rick Pearcey • March 15, 2010, 11:03 AM

"The U.S. Census Bureau has changed its interpretation of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to allow it to tabulate same-sex couples who self-identify their union as a marriage, even though DOMA prohibits any federal agency from recognizing same-sex unions as marriages," reports CNSNews.

And I might self-identify my bank account as holding $100 billion, but that does not make it so. And getting the Census Bureau to agree with me does not make it so, either.

This reported Census Bureau change is yet more evidence that secular radicals who repudiate the American mainstream as a nation under God who endows us with unalienable rights (see the Declaration of Independence) are imposing their private values and subjective policies upon the American people.

Human beings who respect the verifiable, knowable, and public Creator, who respect the wonderful diversity of male and female created in His image, and who respect the ontologically given and liberating structure of marriage as between a man and woman, will of course reject this secularist assault upon balance, liberty, and sanity for persons in both their private and public lives.

Secularists may market themselves as having a better idea, but their bank account, like their philosophy, is empty.

Rather than placing one's faith in pie-in-the-sky secularism, Americans do far better to "read the directions" from the Creator. Holistic reality-oriented trust grounded in fact, evidence, and reason has always been the Creator's way. Maybe that helps explain the wonder and fulfillment of real marriage, not to mention the wonder and fulfillment of real freedom.

Speaking of freedom, one wonders: Do they have copies of the Declaration over at the U.S. Census Bureau? Self-identified Americans living free under God might like to know.

Declare War on Establishment Media

By Rick Pearcey • March 15, 2010, 08:11 AM

Quin Hillyer writes at American Spectator:

Andy McCarthy is right. He writes . . . to complain about a hit job in the L.A. Times against Ginni Thomas, long a conservative activist in her own right, who just happens to be the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Ginni Thomas is just launching a new organization dedicated to propounding First Principles, educating younger people about our nation's founding and its founding values, and mobilizing on behalf of those values in the public sphere. More power to her. But the L.A. Times treats it as a major conflict for . . . her husband. Read Andy's whole blog post to see his superb explanation for why the L.A. Times piece is outrageous.

Meanwhile, I'll go farther. I say that the establishment media is, as a collective entity, intellectually and ethically corrupt. Not just liberal, but intellectually dishonest, often knowingly, to a stupendous degree.

"Back to Ginni Thomas," Hillyer concludes. "Here's hoping that her new venture succeeds beyond even her own wildest imaginings. And here's hoping that when it does, one of the results is that it bedevils the establishment media at every turn."

Friday, March 12, 2010

Chavez Thanks Sean Penn for Slamming Critics

By Rick Pearcey • March 12, 2010, 08:02 AM

"Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is grateful that actor Sean Penn has defended him against his critics within the U.S. media," reports AP

Nurses Union: Care Does Not Include Sex

By Rick Pearcey • March 12, 2010, 06:44 AM

A nurses union is launching in Holland today a campaign "against demands for sexual services by patients who claim it should be part of their standard care," reports Reuters.

"The union said in a statement Thursday that the campaign follows a complaint it had received in the last week from a 24-year-old woman who said a 42-year-old disabled man asked her to provide sexual services as part of his care at home," according to Reuters.

The young woman reportedly saw "some of the man's other nurses offering him sexual gratification, the union said. When she refused to do the same," Reuters continues, "he tried to dismiss her on the grounds that she was unfit to provide care."

The woman is, of course, in the right. But note, secularist thoughtforms would undermine her choice to maintain her dignity and protect her body, as every human being has a right to do, having been endowed by our Creator "with certain unalienable rights."

Secularists, however, could ask any number of questions. For example:

     * "What, you're ashamed of your body?"

     * "What, you think sex is dirty?" Or

     * "Why do you insist on crossing the line and imposing your personal values onto what clearly is a public, professional, and in this case, scientific sphere of life?" 

What needs dismissing is not this young woman, but secularism, which is a woefully inadequate and ungratifying guide to the challenges of life.

Faggot Easy to Defend: Surprising Help From Secular America

Thursday, March 11, 2010

End of the Day for "24"?

By Rick Pearcey • March 11, 2010, 11:00 AM

"20th Century Fox TV and Fox appear ready to end the long-running hit after this season, the show’s eighth," writes Michael Schneider at Variety.

But that's not all for 24, folks. Look for 24, star Kiefer Sutherland, and gang on the Big Screen, reportedly set in Europe. 

Hat tip: Big Hollywood

Christian Professor "Clarifies" Stance on "Sexual Identity"

By Rick Pearcey • March 11, 2010, 10:35 AM

"A professor at an evangelical Christian college in Pennsylvania says his guidelines for 'sexual identity therapy' are being misunderstood by some Christian proponents of traditional marriage,"  reports OneNewsNow.

"Dr. Warren Throckmorton of Grove City College says he has not lost faith in God's ability to change people who are struggling with homosexuality, but believes most of those people are not likely to experience a 'diminishment' in same-sex attraction."

OneNewsNow also reports that "Throckmorton says he personally holds a 'traditional view of homosexuality and sexual ethics.' However, when asked whether he believes homosexuality is 'normal, natural and healthy,' he said he could not answer that with a simple 'yes' or 'no' response. He said 'in a professional therapy situation' it is accurate to say that 'homosexuals can live normal, natural, and healthy lives that are free of mental illness'."

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Christian College Prof Encourages "Gay Identity"

By Rick Pearcey • March 10, 2010, 10:58 AM

"A conservative activist is asking a Christian college in Pennsylvania whether it supports the 'sexual identity therapy' of one of its professors who is unwilling to discourage some of his clients from remaining in the homosexual lifestyle," reports Jim Brown at OneNewsNow.

"Dr. Warren Throckmorton of Grove City College was once a spokesperson for the ex-'gay' group PFOX (Parents and Friends of Gays and Ex-Gays) and produced a documentary titled I Do Exist, which highlighted the testimonies of former homosexuals who chose to leave that lifestyle," reports OneNewsNow.

To ask the professor a question, please use the following email address, which is made available on Dr. Throckmorton's Grove City College webpageEWThrockmorton@gcc.edu.

Richard G. Jewell (rgjewell@gcc.edu) is president of Grove City College. William P. Anderson (wpanderson@gcc.edu) is provost and vice president for academic affairs. For additional contact information on Grove City College, please see this page.

Media Tizzyfied: Limbaugh Moving to Costa Rica If . . .

By Rick Pearcey • March 10, 2010, 10:17 AM

"The nation’s leading radio host Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday that he would leave the United States for medical care if President Barack Obama’s healthcare plan is passed and implemented -- a comment that was erroneously reported as meaning he’d permanently move to the Central American nation of Costa Rica," reports Newsmax.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New Damon Iraq Flick Slanders America

By Rick Pearcey • March 9, 2010, 04:28 PM

Kyle Smith writes at the NYPost:

After all of Hollywood's Iraq movies have flopped (even the Oscar-garlanded The Hurt Locker earned only $15 million at the box office), one studio thinks it has the following secret to success: The previous films didn't insult the United States enough.

Green Zone, opening Friday, is a $100 million slime job that conjures up a fantastically distorted leftist version of the war and wraps it around a frantic but preposterous action picture.

"Green Zone isn't cinema," Smith concludes. "It's slander. It will go down in history as one of the most egregiously anti-American movies ever released by a major studio."

Jail for Rather Because "Watermelons" Obama Also "Articulate"?

By Rick Pearcey • March 9, 2010, 01:45 PM

As Geoffrey Dickens notes at Newsbusters, Dan Rather on the Chris Matthews Show last weekend "stepped on one mine after another in the racial minefield that exists when talking about the nation's first black President."

Are former news anchor Rather's comments as serious as a journalist describing Venezuela strongman Hugo Chavez as a dictator? Should Rather go to jail, as recommended by Hollywood star Sean Penn?

Romney: Sarah Palin Qualified to Be President

By Rick Pearcey • March 9, 2010, 10:37 AM

Jim Meyers reports at Newmax:

Mitt Romney has a simple answer when asked if former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is qualified to run for president: “Sure she is.”

"Birthers" at ABC, CBS, NBC, FactCheck, NYTimes, and More

By Rick Pearcey • March 9, 2010, 09:33 AM

"Many of the same news organizations and research groups today dismissing concerns about Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility were far more eager to cover the issue when Republican presidential candidate John McCain was the subject," writes Jerome Corsi at WorldNetDaily.

"An archive search shows the question of McCain's birth certificate and his eligibility to be president was actively pursued by Democratic Party activists and the mainstream media in the run-up to the 2008 presidential election," Corsi continues, "despite the ridicule now heaped upon those questioning Obama's qualifications under Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution."

Monday, March 8, 2010

Girl Appeared Traumatized After Forced Visits With Lesbian "Mother"

By Rick Pearcey • March 8, 2010, 10:10 AM

"The daughter of ex-lesbian Lisa Miller appeared to have suffered emotional trauma following forced visits with Miller's ex-partner, according to sworn testimony submitted to a Vermont court," reports LifeSiteNews.

Rosie O'Donnell's Oppressive Coat

Shotgun-Toting Airman Disarmed at Texas Air Force Base

By Rick Pearcey • March 8, 2010, 09:59 AM

"A shotgun-toting airman in training at Sheppard Air Force Base is in custody after being confronted outside a dormitory," reports AP. "Spokesman George Woodward says no shots were fired, nobody was hurt and the base 'wouldn't issue a weapon to an airman in training'."

Friday, March 5, 2010

Religious Left Rallies for Obamacare's Final Stand

By Rick Pearcey • March 5, 2010, 09:38 AM

"The Religious and Evangelical Left, plus the Islamic Society of North America and a few others, are making a final Custer-like stand on behalf of much cherished Obamacare," writes Mark Tooley at Frontpage magazine.

"In an ad featured in The Hill, a Capitol Hill newspaper aimed at congressional staffers, a religious coalition called 'Faithful Reform in Health Care' demanded that Congress 'complete the task at hand on behalf of the millions who are left out and left behind in our current health care system.'

"Some of these groups, or at least their elites, have very little theology any more," Tooley explains. "But they are increasingly unified behind a single unifying spiritual principle: worshipping at the altar of the state."

Couple Nuture Virtual Online Child While Real Baby Daughter Starves to Death

By Rick Pearcey • March 5, 2010, 09:22 AM

"A computer-addicted couple let their real life baby starve to death while they raised a virtual daughter online, police said today," reports the U.K. Daily Mail. "The couple spent 12 hours a night at internet cafes while their three-month-old daughter was left home alone at their apartment in Suwon, South Korea."

Thursday, March 4, 2010

"Smaller" Healthcare Still Strategic Victory for Statism

By Rick Pearcey • March 4, 2010, 09:58 AM

David Harsanyi writes at the Washington Examiner:

Though a political victory is a must for the Obama presidency, those who are invested ideologically in the promise of government-run health care understand that even a small victory today can be an enduring one.

Once Washington gains a toehold -- and considering government controls 49 cents on every health care dollar spent, by "toehold" I mean "bearhug" -- it is an inescapable reality that whatever it comes up with will be expansive and expensive.

That's the message Pelosi was telegraphing to her allies when -- in addition to pointing out how itty-bitty the bill will be -- she added that it will be "big enough" to put the country on a "path" toward sustainable health care reform.

The righteous "path," naturally, ends at the gates of a single-payer system. The infrastructure to reach this objective -- price controls, new entitlements and wide-ranging mandates -- will be set in place once Democrats use reconciliation to pass the bill, deal with the short-term electoral consequences and let history work itself out.

"Don't be fooled," Harsanyi cautions. "The endgame has not changed."

"This Is Not Our Founders' America"

By Rick Pearcey • March 4, 2010, 09:22 AM

"The Washington Times reports American reliance on government is at an all-time high," Cal Thomas writes. "This is not our Founders' America. We seem to have declined from a 'can-do' spirit, to 'can't do' -- at least without government -- and soon, unless we change our ways, 'won't do'."

But isn't trusting more in government a path to progress? No. "The more we come to rely on government, the fewer freedoms we will enjoy," Thomas continues. "Government will start dictating what we can own, eat and drive, how much of our money they will let us keep, how we run our businesses, how many -- if any -- guns we can own, and what we may and may not say. Oh, wait! They are already doing that."

What to do? "To preserve freedom we must fight for it," Thomas concludes. "Bondage comes when we refuse to fight and are satisfied with the king's largesse. That foul odor coming from Washington is the frog in the kettle coming to a boil."

Secularist Washington-Centrism Is Un-American

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Two Destinies for Obamacare as Crisis in America

By Rick Pearcey • March 3, 2010, 07:40 PM

If Obama and the Democrats impose unconstitutional healthcare upon the nation, either their days are numbered or the days of America the free are numbered.

Video: Palin on Leno, Romney on Letterman

By Rick Pearcey • March 3, 2010, 10:09 AM

Matthew Gilbert at Boston.com says Palin was "playful," and the clip he provides makes the point.

Here Politico compares (with clips) Palin on Leno with Romney on Letterman (who appeared with Letterman last night), calling the counter-programming an "epic battle of late-night hosts and prospective 2012 Republican presidential candidates."

Also with clips, Mark Memmott at NPR says both Palin and Romney "got in some good lines."

Who won the ratings battle? At TV by the Numbers, the headline over Robert Seidman's report declares, "Leno Crushes Letterman in Return."

Judge Rules Against Religious Expression

By Rick Pearcey • March 3, 2010, 09:29 AM

"A judge in Montana has ruled against a high school valedictorian who wasn't allowed to speak at her graduation ceremony because she wanted to give God credit for her success," reports OneNewsNow.

"Last Wednesday," reports LifeSiteNews.com, "Judge Gregory Todd ruled in a summary judgment that [Renee Griffith,] a student at Butte High School was not unconstitutionally censored for refusing to remove references to Christ and God from her valedictory speech.  Her attorney has said that they will appeal to the Montana Supreme Court."

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Al Gore Resurfaces to Sell Oceanfront Property in Himalayas

By Rick Pearcey • March 2, 2010, 09:35 AM

From Investor's Business Daily:

Al Gore resurfaces in an op-ed to say that nobody's perfect, everybody makes mistakes and climate change is still real. And he has some oceanfront property in the Himalayas to sell you.

If hyperbole and chutzpah had a child, it would be the opening paragraph of Gore's op-ed in Sunday's New York Times. Gore surfaced from the global warming witness-protection program to opine that despite admissions of error and evidence of fraud by various agencies, we still face "an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it."

Delaware School Board Allowed Christian Prayer

By Rick Pearcey • March 2, 2010, 09:06 AM

"A ruling by a federal judge in Delaware could be a step in the right direction toward protecting school boards across the country that wish to open meetings with Christian prayer," reports OneNewsNow. 

"The U.S. Congress is allowed to open its sessions with prayer, and according to Judge Joseph Farnan, the Indian River School Board in Delaware is closer to a legislative body than a school, so it should be allowed to open its meetings in the same manner."

But why erect a wall around the schools? 

This judge seems not to realize that the "unalienable rights" of the Declaration do not end at the school door.

Not just school board members, but also teachers, students, principals, and other human beings are "created equal" and are "endowed" by our Creator with "certain unalienable rights," among them "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

This false wall of separation between prayer and school -- between who we are as humans and how we learn as humans -- smacks of secular hubris. 

Instead, the 1st Amendment prevents Congress from passing any "law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof" or "abridging the freedom of speech."

Congress, and the federal establishment generally, needs to get back to the rules of freedom as set forth in our Founding documents.

Of course prayer in schools is constitutional. Free-thinking Americans set free by the Creator bow to no human king, to no judicial elite, nor to an overweening Congress. Nor to the privations of secular philosophy. It's all part of keeping a republic.

Monday, March 1, 2010

"Standing Room Only" as British Tea Party Launched

By Rick Pearcey • March 1, 2010, 12:10 PM

"It was standing room only at the Boston Brighton Tea Party organised by the Freedom Association early this evening at which Dan Hannan was guest speaker," writes Jonathan Isaby at ToryDiary. "He said that it was time to 'bring sanity and order back to the public finances' an that had to be done by reducing expenditure rather than increasing taxes."

Hat tip: Big Government

Encouraged by Generals' Concern Regarding Ending Ban on "Gays" in Military

By Rick Pearcey • March 1, 2010, 09:56 AM

"An armed forces watchdog concerned with readiness says she was encouraged by the recent testimony of members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who expressed concerns about President Obama's call to end the military's ban on homosexuals serving in the military," reports Chad Groening at OneNewsNow.

"The center of the debate continues to be Section 654, Title 10, which says homosexuality is not compatible with military service -- a law that is often confused with Bill Clinton's administrative policy known as 'don't ask, don't tell'," Groening explains.

The "watchdog" in question is Elaine Donnelly, who is "president of the Center for Military Readiness, which has been leading the charge against repealing the law," Groening writes.
"It's somewhat encouraging to see that [these other members of the Joint Chiefs] are not going along with that parade," OneNewsNow quotes Donnelly as saying. "Senator [John] McCain was exactly correct in saying we have a Congress for a reason. Members of Congress need to get actively involved and they need to insist on sound [military] priorities instead of pushing this diversity agenda to extremes."