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Thursday, March 31, 2011

OK, Donald: Are You Eligible to Run for President?

By Rick Pearcey • March 31, 2011, 06:04 AM

Joe Kovacs reports at WorldNetDaily:

Is potential Republican candidate Donald Trump eligible to run for U.S. president?

The question comes in the wake of high-profile statements by the billionaire developer and Palm Beach resident who has suggested Barack Obama's presidency could be "illegal" if he does not release his long-form, hospital-specified birth certificate to prove he's constitutionally qualified to occupy the White House.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sen. Smear Schumer

By Rick Pearcey • March 30, 2011, 08:32 AM

At Newsmax:

Sen. Charles E. Schumer briefly revealed his true face Tuesday as reporters listened to him instruct fellow Democrats in how to paint Republicans and House Speaker John Boehner as extremist Tea Party zealots in the budget debates.

“I always use the word extreme,” Schumer told his fellow Democrats. “That is what the caucus instructed me to use this week.”

Here is audio of Schumer caught on tape.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Trump: Obama Spending Millions to Hide His Past

By Rick Pearcey • March 29, 2011, 08:58 AM

Donald Trump "said during an interview with FoxNewsInsider that Barack Obama is having trouble with, and spending millions to fight, the ongoing questions about his birth, his birth certificate and his eligibility to hold office -- and the longer the issue goes on, the more [Trump] is convinced there are problems with the president's eligibility," reports WorldNetDaily.

Home Depot Cheering Itself in Push for Homosexualist Power

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

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

Herman Cain: Won't Appoint Muslims to Cabinet

By Rick Pearcey • March 29, 2011, 07:45 AM

He's concerned about creeping Shariah, as should be any American president who takes seriously his oath of office to "protect and defend" the U.S. Constitution.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Interview: Doug Giles on "Raising Righteous and Rowdy Girls"

By Rick Pearcey • March 28, 2011, 08:46 AM

By way of introduction, Laura Donovan writes at The Daily Caller:

Like most parents, Clash Radio host and Townhall.com columnist, Doug Giles is proud of his children. His daughter Hannah helped take down ACORN in 2009, when she partnered up with James O’Keefe to produce revealing undercover videos. Giles’ other daughter Regis started the campaign Girls Just Wanna Have Guns, which, among other things, aims to instruct young women on how to protect and defend themselves against predators.

He has every reason to brag about his no-nonsense girls, both of whom partially inspired his new book, Raising Righteous and Rowdy Girls, which provides 14 chapters on how to rear females in today’s world. The Townhall.com contributor advises parents to teach their girls classiness and the value of intellect, but it’s not all work and no play for the Giles clan. Giles thinks it’s important for young women to know how to hunt, fight, rebel, date decent guys and even party.

Here's the interview.

Time for "War on Fox"

By Rick Pearcey • March 28, 2011, 08:29 AM

"Media Matters to Launch Campaign of 'Guerrilla Warfare and Sabotage' Against Fox News," says a headline at The Blaze.

George Soros Assault on U.S. Constitution

By Rick Pearcey • March 28, 2011, 07:38 AM

"At least three White House advisers and officials, including President Obama's regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, have ties to an effort funded by billionaire George Soros to push for a new, 'progressive' U.S. Constitution," reports Aaron Klein at WorldNetDaily.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Democrat Senator: Tea Partiers "Don't Deserve Freedoms in Constitution"

By Rick Pearcey • March 26, 2011, 07:47 AM

At a pro-Planned Parenthood rally last Tuesday, Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey said: "Tea Party Republicans . . . don’t deserve the freedoms that are in the Constitution! But we’ll give them to them anyway."

Note to Lautenberg: The freedoms in the Constitution are not gifts of senators or of Democrats or of fascist organizations, such as Planned Parenthood, whose ongoing legacy of blood is one of greed and violence against "the least of these." 

As the Declaration of Independence makes clear, Herr Lautenberg, these freedoms derive from the Creator, not the State, and it is on this basis that every single human being is respected as having been "created equal" and possessing "unalienable rights" to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

Herr Lautenberg, sir, you are a menace. You, Herr Senator, are the way of holocaust.

Shame! You betray a profound and dehumanizing hatred against the American ideal. We Americans, however, under God, shall overcome such hatred, indignity, and vain philosophy. Death to fascism!

Sarah Palin and the Meaning of "Presidential"

By Rick Pearcey • March 26, 2011, 07:05 AM

Michael Hauschild writes at American Thinker:

From the perch of a humble patriot citizen in the heartland of America, I believe that Sarah Palin wants what I want -- our American life as our forefathers intended: A Constitutional Republic, with checks and balances in place.

If she can deliver this, she'll likely seek office; if she can contribute or support a candidate, she'll do that, too. If she can best serve on the periphery, that'll be the role she takes. She'll seek to save the country with her actions, not risk its destruction because of a lust for power.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Make Love, Not Kinetic Action

By Rick Pearcey • March 25, 2011, 12:05 PM

The 60s always were dead; this makes it official.

TheDC: Donald Trump's Birth Certificate Strategy

By Rick Pearcey • March 25, 2011, 11:48 AM

Jonathan Strong writes at The Daily Caller:

Donald Trump has been thinking a lot about birth certificates lately. Indeed, he has made questions about Barack Obama’s birth certificate a pivotal part of his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

And it appears to be working.

One recent poll has Trump running fifth in the GOP field, just two points behind former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

NYC Pregnancy Center "Virtually Destroyed"

By Rick Pearcey • March 25, 2011, 11:31 AM

By buglars, apparently. And across the street? A Planned Parenthood "clinic."

Hannity Flings Open Doors to Birth Certificate Questions

By Rick Pearcey • March 25, 2011, 11:21 AM

"Questions about Barack Obama's eligibility to be president, and specifically about his birth certificate, largely have been off-limits to many in the major U.S. media outlets over the last two years that it's been an issue, with show hosts only occasionally noting the question exists," reports WorldNetDaily.

"That suddenly and dramatically may be changing, after Sean Hannity used his Fox News show to plunge in with both feet, demanding, 'Can't they just produce it and we move on?'"

Video: Soldier Single-Handedly Beats Back 30 Taliban

By Rick Pearcey • March 25, 2011, 11:07 AM

Jonathon M. Seidl writes at The Blaze:

It took him 400 rounds, 17 grenades, and a machine gun tripod used as a weapon, but one British Gurkha soldier single-handedly beat back an attack by 30 Taliban fighters in Afghanistan last summer. And now he‘s getting one of his military’s highest honors.

Here is a video report on the gallantry of Acting Sergeant Dipprasad Pun.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bachmann, Pearcey, and Iowa's Homeschool Vote

By Rick Pearcey • March 24, 2011, 12:44 PM

David Freddoso writes at Beltway Examiner:

Today's Wall Street Journal examines the "Iowa homeschoolers vote" noting that Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul and Herman Cain attended the annual lobby day for the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators yesterday.

Speaking of homeschooling, we The Pearceys have homeschooled our sons.

And Nancy in May has the honor of keynoting a North Carolina homeschooling conference expecting some 9,000 in attendence at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem.

Nancy's new book, Saving Leonardo, was taught to homeschoolers prior to publication. Saving Leonardo issues a challenge to liberate culture from its secular captivity.

We've seen that secular captivity at work in education and politics today, and it is not pretty. 

So when potential candidates for U.S. President court the homeschool vote in places like Iowa, this is a highly positive sign indeed -- for our culture, our politics, our education, and our children.

For understanding that "Homeschoolers can make a difference," "Well done!" to the Iowa Network of Christian Home Educators. Here's their website.

ACLU vs. Religious Liberty

By Rick Pearcey • March 24, 2011, 06:04 AM

In a must-read article, J. Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel Action writes at American Thinker:

Few leftist organizations in existence today can compete with the ACLU in terms of demonstrated hostility toward what the Declaration of Independence describes as "certain unalienable rights" with which Americans are "endowed by their Creator."

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Palin: It's Time for a Woman to Be President

By Rick Pearcey • March 23, 2011, 06:28 AM

"Palin told media in India that it's time for a woman to be president of the United States," reports Newsmax. "She said there was 'still time to deliberate' and that she will make a decision soon whether to run in the 2012 race."

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Beck & Co.: Economic Terror Orchestrated by the Left -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • March 22, 2011, 12:33 PM

Headline Burning Up The Blaze

Revealed -- The Left's Economic Terrorism Playbook: The Chase Campaign by a Coalition of Unions, Community Groups, Lawmakers and Students to Take Down US Capitalism and Redistribute Wealth & Power.

Here is Glenn Beck's response to "Chilling 'Economic Terrorism' Audio."

Hat Tip: Lynn Campbell

Democrats Continue Assault on Marriage

By Rick Pearcey • March 22, 2011, 12:12 PM

OneNewsNow reports:

In the wake of President Obama's decision to no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act, liberal Democrats -- led by Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York -- have decided to take advantage of the situation and have introduced a bill to overturn DOMA, which restricts marriage to between a man and a woman. 

Nadler, ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and vice-chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus, reintroduced the supposed "Respect for Marriage Act" legislation in the Senate last week.

Rep. Allen West Impersonates Harry Reid

By Rick Pearcey • March 22, 2011, 11:38 AM

If you affirm the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, this will lift your spirits.

Here's the story at The Blaze.

And here's Col. Allen West, a natural-born leader, on YouTube.

Sexual Disorientation: U.S. Demanding Support for "Gay Rights" at UN Human Rights Council

By Rick Pearcey • March 22, 2011, 10:37 AM

Imposing Homosex Power: Team Obama again reveals itself clueless about unalienable rights from the Creator, as acknowledged in the Declaration of Independence, instead of from San Franciso power plays or UN immorality plays.

The result is a post-American administration that discriminates against the Creator and the Creator's norms for marriage and human sexuality. This isn't social change, it's social collapse. Here's the story from AP.

Herman Cain: I "Resent" Muslims Who Try to Convert Americans

By Rick Pearcey • March 22, 2011, 06:20 AM

Chris Moody reports at The Daily Caller:

Republican presidential contender Herman Cain said in an interview Monday that he “resent[s]” Muslims who try to convert Americans to Islam, and that the religion has “an objective to convert all infidels or kill them.”

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sarah Palin Visits Israel, Will See Netanyahu

By Rick Pearcey • March 21, 2011, 08:32 AM

Plans include a Monday dinner with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Rivendell Sanctuary: Study Abroad in Italy -- Photo Gallery

By Rick Pearcey • March 19, 2011, 12:02 PM

Students who join us at Rivendell Sanctuary will experience learning abroad in Florence, Rome, and Venice. For photos and details, go here.

Pearceys Resign From Rivendell Sanctuary

Franklin Graham: World's Christians in Grave Danger

By Rick Pearcey • March 19, 2011, 10:45 AM

"The Muslim Brotherhood, with the complicity of the Obama administration, has infiltrated the U.S. government at the highest levels and is influencing American policy that leaves the world’s Christians in grave danger, warns internationally known evangelist Franklin Graham" in a report at Newsmax.

Herman Cain: Obama's Scrubbing of Christian Heritage "Intentional"

By Rick Pearcey • March 19, 2011, 10:28 AM

Drew Zahn reports at WorldNetDaily:

Businessman Herman Cain, a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2012, has criticized Barack Obama for disregarding America's Christian heritage, stating he believes the president's repeated omission of the phrase "endowed by their Creator" is "intentional."

"I have been able to get the pulse of the American people of not only what's in their head but what's in their heart," Cain told CBN News Correspondent David Brody in an interview. "What's in their heart is they love this country. They love the values upon which this country was founded, and they don't like it when the president omits 'endowed by their Creator' from reciting the Declaration of Independence."

Levin Refutes Wehner on Bush vs. Reagan

By Rick Pearcey • March 19, 2011, 10:00 AM

At ConservativeHQ:

Levin takes his time in addressing Wehner’s points, and leaves little doubt why Reagan is seen as a conservative hero -- and why conservatives couldn’t wait to see Bush get on Air Force One for the final time as a former president.

Here is Mark Levin on "Ronald Reagan and George Bush" at Human Events.

Hat tip: Mark Levin

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Media and the Republicans

By Rick Pearcey • March 18, 2011, 06:30 AM

"The American mainstream media, once the most dominant news gathering entity in the world, has lost its credibility and is in the process of losing its influence. Yet the Republicans and some conservative intelligentsia in Washington D.C. still foolishly curry the media's favor [and] cower in fear of their by-gone power," writes Steve McCann at American Thinker.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Fla. Governor to Sign Bill That Nixes Teacher Tenure

By Rick Pearcey • March 17, 2011, 09:37 AM

"Florida public school teachers would lose job security but could make more money if their students do well on standardized tests under a trailblazing bill that went to Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday after a party-line vote in the Republican-controlled state House," reports AP.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Shipwrecked by the EPA

By Rick Pearcey • March 16, 2011, 09:29 AM

"Regulations Leaves Coastal Economy Dead in the Water" -- "Radical greens are using the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan as an excuse to peddle their wacko, pet theories and push for more stringent environmental regulation. Such efforts literally ship U.S. jobs overseas," states an editorial in the Washington Times.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Cal Thomas: National Pathetic Radio

By Rick Pearcey • March 15, 2011, 09:17 AM

"If the resignations at National Public Radio continue at last week's pace, there may be no need for Congress to defund the aging dinosaur, because there will be no one left there to turn the lights on," writes Cal Thomas.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mr. Secretary: Is Department of Education Constitutional?

By Rick Pearcey • March 14, 2011, 07:30 AM

"Arne Duncan, the U.S. secretary of education and a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University, would not say where the U.S. Constitution authorizes the federal government to be involved in primary and secondary education," reports Christopher Goins at CNSNews.com.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Same-Sex "Marriage" Bill Fails in Maryland

By Rick Pearcey • March 12, 2011, 09:07 AM

It Was Supposed to Be Inevitable, But: "A bill to legalize same-sex 'marriage' failed Friday to win enough support for passage from the Maryland House of Delegates," reports LifeSiteNews.com.

This is great news and a profound defeat for those power groups and organized hatreds in society who presume to think they can create unalienable rights out of thin air.

Those rights are rooted in the Creator, not the state, not in victimology, marketing, nature, 51% of the vote, or San Francisco regressivity. This fact should be clear to any who have read and embrace the philosophic DNA of human liberty as set forth so brilliantly in the Declaration of Independence.

True compassion, not to mention healthy indignation, calls upon every free-thinking and free-living American to resist the pro-homosexualist campaign of discrimination against the Creator and against the Creator's norms for healthy human sexuality and the intrinsic, created embedded diversity of married life as between male and female.

Rage against the religious cult of the homosexualist machine! And rage for freedom in community with an objective, verifiable God and our fellow man -- and woman!

What Would Jesus Cut?

By Rick Pearcey • March 12, 2011, 08:40 AM

Religious and political liberal Jim Wallis asks a good question, but he gives an unbiblical, socialist, and therefore, false answer, writes Joseph Farah at WorldNetDaily.

If you consult the Scriptures, says Farah, you find not the government-centric collectivism of Wallis, but rather the economic and political self-reliance, self-governance, and even self-defense of Jesus.

"Self-defense?" you ask. Affirmative, says Farah, who then references Luke 22:36, where "Jesus admonishes his disciples to buy swords for protection even if they have to sell their garments to purchase them."

In addition, says Farah, the Bible is a "book that extols private property. It's a book that warns about the nature of government to steal from the people. It's a book that tells people to put their faith in God, not government. It's a book that teaches self-reliance and individual stewardship, not collectivism."

Friday, March 11, 2011

Evangelical Belmont University Approves Homosexual Student Group

By Rick Pearcey • March 11, 2011, 08:26 AM

"Provost Thomas Burns of Belmont University in Nashville has announced in a statement that the evangelical Christian school has given official approval to its first homosexual student organization," reports LifeSiteNews.com.

If someone bumps into Mr. Burns on campus or via email (thomas.burns@belmont.edu), you might ask: Why on earth would a putatively Christian school embrace a secular, divisive, false, and fragmenting ideology that discriminates against the Creator and the Creator's norms for human sexuality and family life?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

"Take Back Education Scholarship Fund" at Rivendell Sanctuary

By Rick Pearcey • March 10, 2011, 01:19 PM

This fund helps individuals become "students of honor" at Rivendell Sanctuary, where Nancy and I recently came aboard as faculty tutors (press release).

To learn more about the "Take Back Education Scholarship Fund," go to this website.

Idaho Votes to Phase Out Teacher Tenure

By Rick Pearcey • March 10, 2011, 06:29 AM

"The Idaho legislature has approved a bill that would phase out tenure for new teachers and limit their collective-bargaining rights, marking a victory for lawmakers seeking union reforms in state capitals across the country," reports FoxNews.com

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Terror Watch: King Hysteria Grips the Left

By Rick Pearcey • March 9, 2011, 08:15 AM

Rick Moran writes at Frontpagemag.com:

Representative Peter King (R-NY), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, finds himself at the center of a media-created firestorm -- all because he wants to investigate the extent to which some American Muslims have been radicalized and examine how cooperative the Muslim community has been in rooting out extremists in their midst.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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

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

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

Jalsevac also writes:

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

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

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

Prosecute "Planned Promiscuity"

Monday, March 7, 2011

Big Night in Iowa for 5 GOP Hopefuls

By Rick Pearcey • March 7, 2011, 08:42 AM

Scott Conroy writes at RealClearPolitics:

As the 2012 presidential campaign begins to heat up after a sluggish winter, the stakes are high for the five prospective Republican candidates who will address a large crowd of GOP activists at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition forum on Monday night.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain and former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer will have just 10 minutes each to make an impression on the crowd of several hundred expected to gather for the event in Waukee, just west of Des Moines.

Prosecute "Planned Promiscuity"

By Rick Pearcey • March 7, 2011, 08:00 AM

Author and columnist Judith Reisman writes:

Will the U.S. Senate finally do right and defund the Planned Promiscuity sect commonly known as "Planned Parenthood"? After defunding, let us finally see prosecution of this allegedly "scientific" sex cult -- a cult that credentials itself.

For decades, Planned Parenthood leaders made millions by killing unborn babies, even doing so to cover up the rape of children. Now gutsy young pro-lifers have proven PP commonly aids in child sex trafficking.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Death Penalty Sought for "House of Horrors" Abortionist

By Rick Pearcey • March 4, 2011, 07:29 AM

Under the Auspices of the "Women's Medical Society": "The gruesome nature of [Kermit] Gosnell’s abortion business, which involved routine infanticide, sent shockwaves through national media outlets earlier this year, after state investigators stumbled upon the filthy facility," reports Kathleen Gilbert at LifeSiteNews.com.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Jane Russell: After Botched Abortion, "Her Passion Was for Pro-Life"

By Rick Pearcey • March 3, 2011, 12:40 PM

Kathleen Gilbert writes at LifeSiteNews:

A “pillar of strength” -- these were the words Etta Waterfield used to describe her mother-in-law, Jane Russell, who will be remembered by millions as a timeless beauty and talented actress of the silver screen.

But according to Waterfield, Jane’s true legacy lies in her deep devotion to the Bible as a born-again Christian, and her tenacity living out that faith as a pro-life advocate following a tragic botched abortion at the age of eighteen.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Court Approved: "Be Happy, Not Gay" T-Shirts

By Rick Pearcey • March 2, 2011, 04:56 PM

Ashby Jones at the Wall Street Journal:

Writing for a three-judge panel, Seventh Circuit judge Richard Posner on Tuesday ruled that a group of public high-school students had the right to wear “Be Happy, Not Gay” t-shirts on school grounds. Click here for the Chicago Sun-Times story; here for the opinion, which was joined by judges Michael Kanne and Ilana Rovner.

Walter Williams on Rush Show: I Support Nullification -- Audio

By Rick Pearcey • March 2, 2011, 11:34 AM

"Walter Williams talks about nullification as a guest host on the Rush Limbaugh show, 02-28-11," says NullifyNow!

Here is a podcast of Williams' remarks.

Hat tip: 10th Amendment Center

Bachmann: "We Can't Win if We Don't Fight"

By Rick Pearcey • March 2, 2011, 10:05 AM

In this video, the Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota says she voted against the Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government because the measure failed to "cut spending for the implementation of Obamacare" and Planned Parenthood.

Transformation of Baby-Killer Bernard Nathanson

By Rick Pearcey • March 2, 2011, 09:42 AM

Dr. Bernard Nathanson was "responsible for more than 75,000 deaths," doing more than his ungodly and inhumane fair share in what he called the "most atrocious holocaust in the history of the United States," writes Wendy Wright at American Thinker

The doctor admitted he lied about the "numbers of illegal abortions and women killed from botched abortions," says Wright, president of Concerned Women for America.

"But then science, reason, and human dignity changed his mind on abortion. Love transformed his heart toward God." Bernard Nathanson died Feb. 21, 2011.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Update: Empty Chairs of Sharpton, Fauntroy, Morial

By Rick Pearcey • March 1, 2011, 09:15 AM

Caroline May reports at The Daily Caller:

The conservative chairman of the black leadership network Project 21, Mychal Massie, did not mince words Monday afternoon as he spoke at the empty chairs of his three would-be sparring partners -- Al Sharpton, National Urban League President Marc Morial and former D.C. Congressional Delegate Walter Fauntroy -- all of whom had been scheduled to debate him about the alleged racism in the Tea Party.

“It is nice to blame the white man, it’s nice to blame ‘Uncle Toms’ -- such as myself -- it’s nice to blame right-wing, extreme Republicans and conservatives. It’s easy,” Massie told his absent liberal counterparts. He was driving home the point that demonizing the Tea Party, which is unified by a desire for less spending, limited government and devotion to the Constitution, is not the answer.

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War