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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New Police Radars Can See Inside Homes

By Rick Pearcey • January 20, 2015, 08:41 AM

Brad Heath reports at USAToday:

At least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies have secretly equipped their officers with radar devices that allow them to effectively peer through the walls of houses to see whether anyone is inside, a practice raising new concerns about the extent of government surveillance.

Those agencies, including the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service, began deploying the radar systems more than two years ago with little notice to the courts and no public disclosure of when or how they would be used. The technology raises legal and privacy issues because the U.S. Supreme Court has said officers generally cannot use high-tech sensors to tell them about the inside of a person's house without first obtaining a search warrant.

"Current and former federal officials say the information is critical for keeping officers safe if they need to storm buildings or rescue hostage," Heath writes. "But privacy advocates and judges have nonetheless expressed concern about the circumstances in which law enforcement agencies may be using the radars -- and the fact that they have so far done so without public scrutiny.

"The idea that the government can send signals through the wall of your house to figure out what's inside is problematic," USAToday quotes Christopher Soghoian of the ACLU as saying. "Technologies that allow the police to look inside of a home are among the intrusive tools that police have."

The Supreme Court in 2013, "limited police's ability to have a drug dog sniff the outside of homes. The core of the Fourth Amendment, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote, is 'the right of a man to retreat into his own home and there be free from unreasonable governmental intrusion'," USAToday reports.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Pelosi Wants to Give "Regulators Sweeping New Powers Over Internet"

By Rick Pearcey • September 10, 2014, 09:03 AM

"The move is necessary," Pelosi said Monday, "to save net neutrality and protect Internet users," according to Brendan Sasso at NationalJournal.com.

"But Republicans and business groups warn that applying utility-style regulations to the Internet would strangle economic growth and ultimately mean worse Internet service," Sasso reports.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

DOT Proposes Mandating Cars Broadcast Location, Direction, Speed

By Rick Pearcey • August 27, 2014, 10:07 AM

Terry Jeffrey writes at CNSNews.com:

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, part of the Department of Transportation, published last week an "advanced notice of proposed rulemaking" on "vehicle-to-vehicle communications" . . . .

The possible real-world result? Jeffrey concludes:

Automated automobile warning systems based on accurate data broadcast by other people's cars and roadway infrastructure can save lives.

But as vehicles become fully automated, as they surely will, and the people in them no longer have absolute control over the vehicle's movements, a key question will be: Who does?

The inertia of the post-Constitution federal government is that of denying human freedom, self-determination, and dignity while couching this denial in promises of greater safety or some other promised benefit.

Don't fall for it, America. With the ever-increasing consolidation and monopolization of federal power, who or what will protect Americans from the life-denying and inhumane "protection" of the federal government itself?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Feds Creating Database to Monitor Political Activity, "Misinformation," "Social Pollution" on Twitter

By Rick Pearcey • August 26, 2014, 09:07 AM

Elizabeth Harrington reports at the Free Beacon:

The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track "misinformation" and hate speech on Twitter.

The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor "suspicious memes" and what it considers "false and misleading ideas," with a major focus on political activity online.

"The 'Truthy' database, created by researchers at Indiana University, is designed to 'detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution'," according to the Free Beacon.

Monday, August 4, 2014

$7,060,259,674,497.51: Federal Debt Up $7T Under Obama

By Rick Pearcey • August 4, 2014, 07:14 AM

CNSNews.com reports:

The total federal debt of the U.S. government has now increased more than $7 trillion while Barack Obama has been president. 

That is more than the debt increased under all U.S. presidents from George Washington through Bill Clinton combined. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Washington Pushing Software to Measure Americans' Home Energy Use

By Rick Pearcey • January 14, 2014, 11:04 AM

CNSNews.com reports:

The Energy Department on Tuesday is rolling out new, improved software to help Americans measure the energy efficiency of their homes.

DOE says its energy-scoring software -- called the
Home Energy Scoring Tool -- is like a vehicle's mile-per-gallon rating because it allows homeowners to compare the energy performance of their homes to other homes nationwide. It also provides homeowners with suggestions for improving their homes' efficiency. 

The Energy Department "says its Home Energy Score is useful if you are a homeowner looking to renovate or remodel your home, lower your utility bills, improve the comfort of your home, or reduce your energy usage," according to CNSNews. "Moreover, 'the score serves as an official way to document these improvements and thereby enhance your home's appeal when you're ready to sell.'

"Right now, getting your home scored is voluntary," CNSNews reports.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

How Much of Your Life Should Government Track?

By Rick Pearcey • December 19, 2013, 09:35 AM

"Electronic devices are tools that can be used for good or evil. What matters is who uses them and for what purpose," Terry Jeffrey writes at CNSNews.com.

For example, says Jeffrey:

Electronic health records can make it easier for doctors to treat people who are sick and keep people well. Automated vehicles can make it easier, safer and more enjoyable for people to travel where they want and when they want. An intelligent electrical system could more efficiently deliver power to customers who want to spend their own money to buy it -- to keep their home or business as cool or warm as they like it.

And yet:

Electronic health care records could also be used in developing and enforcing a governmental system of health-care rationing. Automated vehicles could be used to stop people from going where, or when, the government does not want them to go. Remotely controlled thermostats could be used to stop people from heating or cooling their homes in the interest of, say, preventing "climate change." . . .

In recent decades, many of our political and cultural leaders have proudly denied the basic unchangeable rules of right and wrong. At the same time, politicians and judges have worn down the constitutional limits on the federal government.

"Were American politicians obedient to both the moral rules and the constitutional limits on government power, the dawning age of super-electronics would be an age of wonders," Jeffrey concludes. "In an era of growing government power and amorality, it could become an age of horrors."

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Mark Levin to Paul Ryan: Budget Deal Is "Mickey Mouse"

By Rick Pearcey • December 11, 2013, 09:22 AM

Joel B. Pollak reports at Breitbart.com:

Talk show host Mark Levin told House Budget Committee Chair Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) that the budget deal announced today with Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) was a "Mickey Mouse" deal, tinkering at the margins of the federal budget, undoing the sequester and exchanging immediate spending increases for future spending cuts.

Mark Levin: "Post-Constitutional" America Heading for "Utopian Tyranny"

Friday, December 6, 2013

Congress Wants to Tax Your Christmas Tree

By Rick Pearcey • December 6, 2013, 11:21 AM

Amy Payne writes at The Foundry:

Christmas trees are pretty unpopular, right?

The House must think so, since its farm bill would pave the way to set up a Christmas Tree Promotion Board. Its purpose would be "to enhance the image of Christmas trees and the Christmas tree industry in the United States."

And it would be funded by a 15-cent tax on fresh Christmas trees -- which sellers are free to pass on to you . . . .

A couple of years ago, after significant backlash . . . the Administration backed off and issued a stay of this tax. But now Congress could make the tax a reality as the House and Senate work out differences between their farm bills.

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Vanderbilt Prof: "Black People Have Been Deceived"

By Rick Pearcey • December 2, 2013, 11:30 AM

Ginni Thomas writes at the Daily Caller about Dr. Carol M. Swain, professor of law and professor of political science at Vanderbilt Law School:

"As a black person, it bothers me that the America I know and love I feel like is being destroyed by a black man. I don’t understand why,” she said, discussing her serious concerns about President Obama’s legacy in an interview with The Daily Caller.

"It bothers me that so many black people have been deceived into supporting programs and policies that are killing them,” she continued.

She worries most about Obama’s governance and how it erodes constitutional freedoms.

"I value my free speech. You know, I take that clause [of the Constitution] very seriously," Swain said. "And, what I see in America right now is our freedom of speech, our freedom of religion, freedom of association -- all of that being totally eroded.

"And when I look at the Fourth Amendment about the search and seizure, I see we have no protection. We are living an Orwellian experience where we are almost under 24-hour surveillance. We never know when we are having a private conversation."

According to Thomas, Prof. Swain "credits American exceptionalism and God’s hand for her rise from a family of 12 children that was born in rural poverty in southwest Virginia.

"But now, Swain now thinks 'we have all of these forces pulling us away from faith to secularism'."

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The 2013 Battle of Yorktown: Restaurant Owner Defies the Feds

By Rick Pearcey • October 9, 2013, 07:08 AM

Todd Starnes writes at Fox News:

Restaurant owner Glenn Helseth joined the ranks of Americans who’ve decided to defy the strong-arm tactics of the National Park Service.

For the past 11 years Helseth and his wife have operated the Carrot Tree Kitchens Restaurant [photo] inside the historic Cole Digges House in Yorktown, Va.

The National Park Service owns and operates the building. So when the government shut down on Oct. 1, the Helseths were given 48 hours to pack up and move out.

The couple also owns a restaurant on Jamestown Island. They had to close that restaurant after the National Park Service blocked access to the island.

"We’re upset on a number of levels -- not the least of which is the impending financial doom that Carrot Tree faces,” Mr. Helseth is quoted as saying. 

According to Starnes, "At least 20 of his longtime employees are facing the unemployment line. They can’t make rent and some are faced with choosing between buying food or buying medicine."

It was crunch time. "So Glenn decided it was time to take some action," Starnes writes.

"And at 11 a.m. ET he reopened the Carrot Tree Kitchens Restaurant
-- in defiance of the federal government," Starnes continues.

"I intend to serve everybody that wants to dine with me," Helseth is quoted as saying. "I don’t intend to close my doors. I am occupying Carrot Tree Yorktown."

Starnes writes that the restaurant owner "is well aware that he is breaking the law -- but he told me enough is enough."

"I’m serving Brunswick stew, ham biscuits and carrot cake,” Helseth said. "If that gets me put in jail, I’m going to jail."

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Friday, September 20, 2013

House Defunds Obamacare, Keeps Federal Government Open

By Rick Pearcey • September 20, 2013, 03:38 PM

A Bloomberg news story at Newsmax reports:

The U.S. House voted to finance the federal government through mid-December and choke off funding for President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, setting up a showdown with the Senate and the White House. . . .

The Senate is expected to start considering the legislation on Sept. 23 with [a] goal of finishing by Sept. 26.

From the Washington Times

"The American people don’t want the government shut down, and they don’t want Obamacare," said House Speaker John A. Boehner, who rallied with fellow Republicans after the vote in a show of unity that seemed designed to quell speculation about a rebellion within the House Republican Conference.

Meanwhile, a Democrat offers death wishes to the children of a Cruz staffer: "Allan Brauer, the communications chair for the Democratic Party of Sacramento, Calif., told [Amanda Carpenter] an aide to Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Tex.), on Friday that he hoped her children 'die from debilitating, painful and incurable diseases'." After additional vicious Tweets, Brauer apologized.

Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the House vote is a "waste of time."

GOP Sen. Ted Cruz released a statement: "The fight to save America from Obamacare is just beginning -- it may well go back and forth from the House and Senate several times -- and a united Republican front means that Harry Reid and the President cannot ignore the American people."

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Unions Bankrupting the Country -- Using Taxpayer Dollars

By Nancy Pearcey • July 30, 2013, 02:51 PM

Clint Bolick at the Hoover Institution writes:

By now it is well-known that public employee contracts with generous wage [sic] and benefits are bankrupting state and local governments across the country and encircling the necks of future generations with an anvil of debt. What is almost completely unknown is that the hard-nosed union officials who negotiate lavish contracts for government workers are often paid to do so with taxpayer dollars.

That is part of a widespread practice called “release time,” in which public employees are paid full-time wages and benefits by taxpayers, yet they report and answer not to government officials (or taxpayers) but to their unions. In turn, release time can be used for lobbying, campaigning, soliciting grievances, union recruiting, and negotiating for higher wages and benefits -- all at taxpayer expense. . . .

More than half of unionized workers today are public employees. They already exercise outsized influence as they negotiate their contracts with fellow public employees. The taxpayers should not foot the bill for the rope with which the unions are hanging them. 

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Censoring God Out of the Declaration

By Nancy Pearcey • July 15, 2013, 04:32 PM

Controversy continues to brew over a Sam Adams beer commercial

Released on Independence Day, the advertisement quotes from the Declaration of Independence but omits the crucial words, “by their Creator.”

In the ad, an actor says, "All men are created equal, that they are endowed with certain unalienable rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

Endowed by whom? With the reference to God censored out, the wording does not even make sense.  Thomas Jefferson, who originally penned the Declaration, knew that rights cannot be "inalienable" unless they come from a transcendent source.

If rights come from the state, then they are not inalienable -- because what the state gives, the state can take away.

As Jordan Ballor says on the Acton Institute blog, "In such a radical separation of faith from public life, Sam Adams the beer company has done something that Sam Adams himself would never have stood for."

Of course, the reason Adams would not have stood for it is that the founders did not think of "faith" the way modern societies do, as merely personal experience and private feelings. They lived in an age that viewed Christianity as a philosophy or system of thought that spoke to every area of reality.  That's why, for them, references to God belonged rightfully in public, political documents like the Declaration of Independence.

Today the fact/value separation that I describe in Total Truth is being imposed with a vengeance -- even to the point of falsifying the founding documents of the American republic.

To read "Secularizing Sam Adams" by Jordan Ballor, go here.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Obama Orders Federal Workers to Spy on Each Other

By Rick Pearcey • July 10, 2013, 11:50 AM

John Hayward writes at Human Events:  

If our fat, bumbling, economy-crushing colossus of a central government has seemed particularly ineffectual over the past year, it’s because the federal worker bees have all been ordered to spy on each other, and it’s probably very time-consuming.

McClatchy News takes a look at President Obama’s amazing Insider Threats Program, "an unprecedented government-wide crackdown under which millions of federal bureaucrats and contractors must watch out for 'high-risk persons or behaviors' among co-workers." And they might be looking at criminal penalties if they don’t file timely spy reports. . . .

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Obamacare Will Share Personal Health Info With Federal, State Agencies

By Rick Pearcey • June 17, 2013, 10:36 AM

Paul Bedard reports at the Washington Examiner:

A new 253-page Obamacare rule issued late Friday requires state, federal and local agencies as well as health insurers to swap the protected personal health information of anybody seeking to join the new health care program that will be enforced by the Internal Revenue Service.

Personal health information, or PHI, is highly protected under federal law, but the latest ruling from the Department of Health and Human Services allows agencies to trade the information to verify that Obamacare applicants are getting the minimum amount of health insurance coverage they need from the health "exchanges."

"The ruling, explained on pages 72-73 of the book-thick guidance, does not mention any requirement that applicants first OK the release of their PHI," Bedard reports.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

WPost: IRS Officials in Washington Involved in Targeting Conservative Groups

By Rick Pearcey • May 14, 2013, 09:18 AM

The WPost is reporting:

Internal Revenue Service officials in Washington and at least two other offices were involved with investigating conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, making clear that the effort reached well beyond the branch in Cincinnati that was initially blamed, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post.

Bachmann: Obama Admin Released IRS Bombshell to Distract From Benghazi Debacle

Monday, May 13, 2013

Obama DOJ "Secretly Obtained" Press Phone Records for Two Months

By Rick Pearcey • May 13, 2013, 08:34 PM

AP reports:

The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.

The records obtained by the Justice Department listed outgoing calls for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, for general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and for the main number for the AP in the House of Representatives press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP.

According to AP, the federal "government seized the records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of 2012. The exact number of journalists who used the phone lines during that period is unknown, but more than 100 journalists work in the offices where phone records were targeted, on a wide array of stories about government and other matters."

AP reports that it has sent a letter of protest saying, "There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the telephone communications of The Associated Press and its reporters."

The AP also report that the "government would not say why it sought the records."

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Federal Agencies "Increasingly Treating the American Public as an Enemy"

By Rick Pearcey • March 12, 2013, 11:15 AM

So writes Paul Joseph Watson in a column titled, "Most Americans See Government as 'Threat to Rights' For First Time," published at Infowars.

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Mark Levin: Obama Administration Preparing for Societal Collapse by Buying Vast Amounts of Ammo -- Audio

By Rick Pearcey • February 16, 2013, 10:41 PM

Jeff Poor reports at the Daily Caller:

On Friday’s night broadcast of his radio show, Mark Levin speculated that the federal government is stockpiling ammunition to ensure the rule of law in the event of a total societal and economic collapse.

On Feb. 8, Investor’s Business Daily editorial writer Andrew Malcolm penned a piece about the Department of Homeland Security amassing what he called "sufficient firepower to shoot every American about five times -- including illegal immigrants," or more than 1.6 billion bullets.

"I’m going to tell you what I think is going on," Levin is quoted as saying. "I don’t think insurrection. Law enforcement and national security agencies -- they play out multiple scenarios. They simulate multiple scenarios."

Levin thinks the federal government is simulating the "collapse of our financial system, the collapse of our society, and the potential for widespread violence, looting, killing in the streets, because that’s what happens when an economy collapses."

He said he is "not talking about a recession" but rather a "collapse when people are desperate, when they can’t food and clothing, when they have no way of going from place to place, when they can’t protective themselves." 

Levin correctly notes that "there aren’t enough police officers on the face of the Earth to adequately handle a situation like that."

Listen at the Right Scoop to audio of Levin's remarks on why the "Obama administration has been buying and storing vast amounts of ammunition in recent months."

Tony Bennett: Gun Control or We Become Nazi Germany
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Charlie Daniels: "Chaos and bloodshed" on "streets of this nation"

By Rick Pearcey • January 30, 2013, 10:14 AM

He is also "deeply concerned about the rapid erosion of personal liberty and our president's cavalier attitude toward the Constitution and consolidation of power into a monolithic central, federal government, a bureaucratic nightmare that makes and enforces the rules, controlling even the administration of health care and the curriculum our children will study in school."

Friday, January 18, 2013

West Point Warns . . . About "Civil Activism, Individual Freedoms, and Self-Gov't"!

By Rick Pearcey • January 18, 2013, 12:31 PM

The alert comes in a document "issued this week by the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.," reports Rowan Scarborough at the Washington Times.

Title of the study: "Challengers From the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right."

Scarborough writes:

The center -- part of the institution where men and women are molded into Army officers -- posted the report Tuesday. It lumps limited government activists with three movements it identifies as “a racist/white supremacy movement, an anti-federalist movement and a fundamentalist movement.”

The West Point center typically focuses reports on al Qaeda and other Islamic extremists attempting to gain power in Asia, the Middle East and Africa through violence.

But its latest study turns inward and paints a broad brush of people it considers "far right."

According to Scarborough, the report "says anti-federalists 'espouse strong convictions regarding the federal government, believing it to be corrupt and tyrannical, with a natural tendency to intrude on individuals' civil and constitutional rights. Finally, they support civil activism, individual freedoms, and self government. Extremists in the anti-federalist movement direct most their violence against the federal government and its proxies in law enforcement.'"

In addition, the report "draws a link between the mainstream conservative movement and the violent 'far right,' and describes liberals as 'future oriented' and conservatives as living in the past."

"If [the Defense Department] is looking for places to cut spending, this junk study is ground zero," says a GOP "congressional staffer who served in the military," according to Scarborough.

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Fiscal Cliff Joke of the Day

By Rick Pearcey • December 28, 2012, 06:04 PM

Sen. Mitch McConnell, via Shannon Bream of Fox: "I'm hopeful and optimistic."

Not Sen. J. Richard Pearcey: "Another comedian. But go ahead and quit your day job."

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

America's 1st Big Internet Defeat a Shocking Blow to Freedom

By Nancy Pearcey • December 18, 2012, 04:05 PM

The internet has empowered freedom movements across the globe. But now, heavy-handed governments have persuaded the UN to give them power to control the internet.

This regressive change did not go unnoticed by L. Gordon Crovitz at the Wall Street Journal. He writes:

The open Internet, available to people around the world without the permission of any government, was a great liberation. It was also too good to last. Authoritarian governments this month won the first battle to close off parts of the Internet.

At the just-concluded conference of the International Telecommunications Union in Dubai, the U.S. and its allies got outmaneuvered. . . . A majority of the 193 United Nations member countries approved a treaty giving governments new powers to close off access to the Internet in their countries.

'"Authoritarian governments are highly motivated to close the Internet off. But just as in the Cold War, these regimes are doomed to lose if free countries resolve to fight," Crovitz concludes.

"Whatever governments want, people prefer freedom and eventually will get it, including on the Internet."

TSA to Block Websites With "Controversial Opinions"
Big Brother Britain: Monitoring Every Call, Click, and Email

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Food Stamp Growth 75X Greater Than Job Creation

By Rick Pearcey • November 3, 2012, 09:18 AM

Daniel Halper writes at the Weekly Standard:

With the latest jobs report, it is now the case that "Under Obama, Food Stamp Growth [Is] 75 Times Greater Than Job Creation," according to statistics compiled by the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee. "For Every Person Added to Jobs Rolls Since January 2009, 75 People Added To Food Stamp Rolls."

"Since January 2009 . . . a net of 194,000 new jobs have been created. During that same time, 14.7 million have been added to the food stamp rolls," Halper writes.

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Pelosi Holds Secret Fundraiser With Islamists, Hamas-Linked Groups

By Rick Pearcey • November 2, 2012, 10:52 AM

Neil Munro reports at the Daily Caller:

Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi headlined a high-dollar fundraiser in May that was attended by U.S.-based Islamist groups and individuals linked by the U.S. government to the Hamas jihad group and to the Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood movement.

The donors at the undisclosed May 16 event included Nihad Awad, the co-founder of the Council on American Islamic Relations, according to data provided by the nonpartisan Investigative Project on Terrorism.

The CAIR group was named an unindicted conspirator in a 2007 trial of a Hamas money-smuggling group.

"Scores of known radical Islamists made hundreds of visits to the Obama White House"
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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Our Ambassador Is Dead, But Obama's Political Guru Is Very Well Protected While Shopping

By Rick Pearcey • October 20, 2012, 10:27 AM

From Fred J. Eckert at American Thinker:

Our U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans who served us there are dead because of insufficient security while the assistant to the president for public engagement and intergovernmental affairs, a woman named Valerie Jarrett, has been given an entourage of well-armed, highly trained protectors as she goes to and from work in Washington, goes shopping or out to dinner, and travels to political events and vacations on Martha's Vineyard.

What's going on?

Friday, October 5, 2012

Obama Donors at Bureau of Labor Statistics

By Rick Pearcey • October 5, 2012, 05:39 PM

"At least two economists at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) have contributed to President Barack Obama’s campaign," reports the Washington Free Beacon.

That would be Harley Frazis of Bethesda, MD, and Stephen Phillips of Washington, D.C.

Hat tip: Drudge

West Agrees With Welch: In Obama Job Numbers We Do Not Trust

Saturday, September 8, 2012

TSA Kicks Woman Off Flight . . . for Bad Attitude

By Rick Pearcey • September 8, 2012, 09:26 AM

Paul Joseph Watson writes at Infowars.com

A TSA screener admitted to a woman traveling through Houston Airport that she was prevented from boarding her flight for retaliatory reasons as punishment for a bad attitude rather than any genuine security threat, after the woman refused to allow TSA agents to test her drink for explosives.

In this video, a TSA agent agrees that his decision was "retaliatory" and was not because he honestly thought the woman was a "threat." Kicking her off the flight was not about "making the airways safer."

"The fact that the TSA screener admits the woman is being punished for her attitude confirms the premise that many of the TSA’s security procedures actually have nothing to do with safety and are more a form of obedience training for the general public," Watson writes.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Former U.S. Attorney: Bachmann Right to Question Clinton Aide's Background

By Rick Pearcey • August 10, 2012, 01:36 PM

Hope Lodge reports at Human Events:

Outspoken Tea Party Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and four other members of Congress came under fire earlier this summer for asking agency inspectors general to various department inspectors general [to investigate] . . . links between top Obama administration officials -- including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s aide, Huma Abedin -- and leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization. . . .

A former U.S. attorney who made a name for himself as the prosecutor of the terrorist perpetrators of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing is saying we should take Bachmann’s concerns seriously.

Andrew C. McCarthy . . . said in a conference at the National Press Club Wednesday that Abedin’s connections are too serious to ignore.

“I’ve been, I must say, baffled by this whole situation,” he said.

To carefully investigate a candidate for high position in government "is routine," he said. "It’s not because we question their patriotism, it’s not because we question their honesty or suggest they’re bad people.”

According to Human Events, "McCarthy said Abedin’s personal and professional affiliations, as well as her family’s links to Muslim Brotherhood organizations, should be enough to give investigators pause."

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Congresswoman: Obamacare Could Lead to Limiting Women to Having 2 Children

By Rick Pearcey • March 14, 2012, 07:46 AM

Ben Johnson reports at LifeSiteNews:

The founder of the House Tea Party Caucus is warning that the Obama administration’s pro-contraception stance and disregard for religious liberty could lead it to restrict the number of children American women are allowed have.

Last Tuesday, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, R-MN, told GBTV’s “Real News From The Blaze” program she disagreed with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ argument that paying for contraceptives saves money by reducing health care costs -- and that her analysis sets a dangerous precedent.

“Going with that logic, it isn’t far fetched to think the president of the United States could say . . . we need to save health care expenses . . . [so] the federal government will only pay for one baby to be born in the hospital per family. Or two babies to be born per family. That could happen.”

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Tyranny Watch: Obama's Abuse of Scripture

By Rick Pearcey • February 4, 2012, 01:05 PM

Michael Youssef writes:

Many of us who are biblical scholars have watched Mr. Obama's use, or should I say abuse, of the Bible with dismay.

Who can forget when he gave a speech mocking the ceremonial law of the Old Testament then saying something to the effect of, "How can you govern by the Sermon on the Mount?"

Well, he did it again at the National Prayer Breakfast. . . . 

The president quoted the Bible to justify punishing those who have worked hard, and most of whom are very generous givers, in order to take their money and give it to many of his constituencies who are always standing outside the doors of the White House with out-stretched hands.

Mr. Obama, in justifying his misguided policy, quoted Jesus in Luke 12:48: "From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked."

No, you do not have to have a seminary degree to know that Jesus is talking about individual stewardship in an individual's relationship with God.

For it is God who gives each person different portions of gifts, talents, and treasure to manage according to His sovereign will. It is God who entrusts people with what they have, not the government.

Barack Obama is a serial abuser. Not only does he abuse the Bible, but he also routinely abuses the Declaration and U.S. Constitution.

But such abuse must be the order of the day and precisely what must be done -- if your agenda is to replace the rules of freedom with the rules of unfreedom.

Obama quotes Christ but breathes Alinsky and channels Marx.

Michael Youssef is an Egyptian-born American and founding rector of The Church of The Apostles. He holds a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Emory University. 

Hat tip: OneNewsNow

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Obama Wants $1.2 Trillion More

By Rick Pearcey • December 27, 2011, 11:15 AM

Reuters reports:

The White House plans to ask Congress for an increase in the debt limit before the end of the week, according to a senior Treasury Department official.

The debt limit is projected to fall within $100 billion of the current cap by December 30. President Barack Obama is expected to ask for additional borrowing authority to increase the limit by $1.2 trillion.

Apparently, it takes a lot of money to replace God as the center of gravity for human freedom. 

Friday, December 23, 2011

Santa's Claws: More Pizza, Less Social Security

By Rick Pearcey • December 23, 2011, 11:41 AM

Republicans Polled and Rolled Again:"Browbeaten by the polls and a pro-Obama press, the House of Representatives Thursday caved in to the White House on the payroll tax 'cut.' Result: cash for pizza now — and smaller Social Security checks later."

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Of Schemes and Plunder: The Modern Myth of Good Government

By Rick Pearcey • December 6, 2011, 09:53 AM

Monty Perelin writes at American Thinker:

Our economic problems rightfully dominate the news. However, they are merely symptoms of a bigger, underlying problem: government.

For many, the previous paragraph is heresy. They "know" that government is necessary and good. They "know" that government solves problems and brings order to the chaos that would prevail in its absence. "They" are wrong!

Government has become little more than a carefully crafted myth based on propaganda disseminated by government itself. It has devolved into a scheme of plunder whereby the elites plunder the masses.

Government in America today has become an unnecessary evil. This is especially the case with regard to what is dispensed from Washington, D.C.

Both the Democrat and Republican Parties are at fault. Big time. This includes the Carters and the Clintons. And it includes the Bushes and their enablers.

In fact, authentic government is a necessary good. But as the example of the Founding Fathers shows, that necessity is not automatic: It requires human beings making wise choices based on reality-oriented information from the Creator.

This is clearly the emphasis we observe in the Declaration of Independence, and this worldivew is what must govern our vision, principles, policies, and practice if the United States is once again to be a "shining city on a hill." Not perfect, but still shining.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Part-Time Congress

By Rick Pearcey • November 17, 2011, 09:49 AM

Emily Miller writes at the Washington Times:

Anti-Washington fervor has reached a new high.

According to Gallup, 82 percent of Americans now disapprove of what they see on Capitol Hill. No wonder, considering crony capitalism has enabled the two parties to rack up $15 trillion in debt. The political establishment needs to change.

On Tuesday, Rick Perry proposed creating a part-time Congress by cutting in half the legislative calendar, member pay and office budgets. If the House and Senate fail to balance the budget by 2020, lawmaker salaries would be cut in half once more.

“The status quo is good to the Washington insiders,” the Texas governor said. “It’s good to the overpaid bureaucrats. It’s good for the power-players, who can trade favors to build fiefdoms of influence. Those who got us into this mess will not get us out.”

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Under GOP House, Federal Debt Up $6,766 Per Household

By Rick Pearcey • November 16, 2011, 08:25 AM

Terry Jeffrey writes at CNSNews.com:

Americans who follow the workings of our government -- even if only casually -- presumably know that the Republican Party took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the November 2010 elections.

Fewer likely know that the Republican-controlled House gained a veto over federal spending on March 4, 2011.

Fewer still may know that from March 4, when the Republican-controlled House gained that veto over spending, through Nov. 14, the national debt increased by $795,257,695,953.36.

That works out to about $6,766 each for what the Census Bureau estimates are 117,538,000 American households.

Jeffrey concludes: "We are as much in need of great leaders today as at anytime in our history. We will not find them among those who now run Congress."

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Maryland Considering Flush Fee Hike

By Rick Pearcey • October 27, 2011, 03:34 PM

"A state task force is considering doubling, and maybe even tripling, the state's flush fee," reports AP.

How about we flush the concept of the unlimited reach of government?

On the other hand, there may be college professors, Occupy protesters, and journalists who suppose themselves "free" so long as the state provides bread and circuses, condoms, safe ways of killing babies, and the right to marry my chipmunk. 

Ask any true believer: It's all right there in the living constitution.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Democrat Gov: Suspend Elections to Solve Economic Problems

By Rick Pearcey • September 28, 2011, 09:07 AM

At FoxNews.com:

The solution to the nation's jobs crisis: Suspend congressional elections?

That was the proposal put forward by North Carolina's governor [Bev Perdue], who was trying to make a point at a Rotary Club event that political considerations are hindering efforts in Washington to tackle unemployment and economic stagnation.

For those concerned that a governor in America would even consider such a freedom-denying move comes this "reassurance" from a Perdue spokewoman: 

Governor Perdue was obviously using hyperbole to highlight what we can all agree is a serious problem: Washington politicians who focus on their own election instead of what’s best for the people they serve.

The problem is that Perdue's statement is quite in line with the spirit of how most politicians in Washington now operate: They couldn't care less about constitutional safeguards for American liberty. 

Even among Republicans running for President in 2012 there is little emphasis on the Constitution, and even less emphasis on how the Constitution is designed to protect the defining principles of freedom set forth in the Declaration of Independence.

This suggests that, although there is outrage today at the governor's statement, in the not distant future, it is entirely possible that a future President could make explicit what already is implicit: Suspend the Constitution to fix the latest, greatest crisis of the moment.

Was the governor's statement hyperbole? Or was it a heads-up on the state-sponsored oppression that might be coming down the pike -- reflecting a callousness regarding the principles of freedom that in many respects, in principle, is already among us?

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Senator: EPA Regulations Violate Constitutional Rights

By Rick Pearcey • September 1, 2011, 08:24 AM

From Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky:

Since its creation in 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency has done more harm than good.

EPA regulations cost more than 5 percent of our annual gross domestic product -- the equivalent of the costs of defense and homeland security combined.

Since EPA regulations have expanded, unemployment in America has increased by 33 percent.

This abuse of power by the implementation of regulations infringes upon our basic constitutional rights.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sexual Anarchy: The Kinsey Legacy

By Rick Pearcey • August 25, 2011, 08:09 AM

Judith Reisman and Mary McAlister write:

Our children are under attack by an insidious and virulent enemy.

On August 17, 2011, more than 50 activists attended a conference for “minor-attracted adults,” i.e., pedophiles, which sought to eliminate the “stigma” attached to pedophilia and to redefine pedophilia as a normal “sexual orientation.”

The United States Department of Justice has determined that 64 percent of forcible sodomy victims are boys under the age of 12 and that 58,200 children were kidnapped by non-family members in 1999.

So-called “experts” in the field of human sexuality claim that children are sexual not only from birth, but even in the womb and are willing participants in sexual acts with adults.

Read the entire story at LifeSiteNews.com.

"Evil": Attendees at Prominent Pro-Pediphilia Conference Horrified by Sessions 
HHS: "Children Are Sexual Beings -- Even Infants"

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

HHS: "Children Are Sexual Beings -- Even Infants"

By Rick Pearcey • August 23, 2011, 07:56 AM

CNSNews.com reports:

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is offering advice to parents and teens about sex education, including assurances that teens may “experiment” with homosexuality as part of  “exploring their own sexuality,” and that masturbation should be of concern only “if a child seems preoccupied with it to the exclusion of other activities.”

Crackpot perverts are running the federal government and soiling America. In violation of the Creator (see the Declaration of Independence) and his norms for human family and human sexuality, HHS is laying the foundation for pedophilia.

And in violation of the U.S. Constitution, which does not authorize the creation of a Department of Health and Human Services, the federal government has set itself up as the utterly secularized Parent of America, dispensing not liberating truth about God and Man, however, but 60s-style propaganda straight out of the sexual devolution. 

One now begins to wonder how history will judge Barack Obama, as the first black president or as the first pornographic president?

Dear Mr. Obama: How about your and your regime keeping your laws, your "values," and your depraved worldview off our bodies, our children, and our nation?

We reject you. We choose freedom. We choose love, not lust, for our children.

If you don't want to follow the job description for presidents and the federal government, as laid out in the Declaration and Constitution, please quit lying to us and resign your position. I'm sure Larry Flynt has an opening.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Prayer and the Fabric of America

By Rick Pearcey • August 6, 2011, 01:19 PM

Alan Sears, president and CEO of the Alliance Defense Fund, writes:

Ours is nation built on liberty, the ideals of Western Civilization, and prayer. It is also a nation under assault by people who wish to erase prayer from the list: this much was evident in the vitriol hurled at Texas Gov. Rick Perry when he recently called his fellow governors and President Obama to join him for prayer for our nation.

The current backlash is due either to a genuine lack of knowledge concerning prayer’s place in American history or a seeming untamable desire, on the part of some, to usher in a secular state. For those who seek secularization, there’s probably not much that can be done here to change their mind, but for those whose animosity toward prayer in America is the result of a lack of historical proof, perhaps some good can be done in the next few paragraphs. . . .

Here is the rest of "Prayer and the Fabric of America."

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wasserman Schultz: GOP Wants Dictatorship or Something

By Rick Pearcey • July 28, 2011, 08:37 AM

Human Events spotlights "mindless drivel" from a member of the Democrat leadership.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Obama Endorses Bill to Recognize Homosex "Marriage" on Federal Level

By Rick Pearcey • July 22, 2011, 09:23 AM

Kathleen Gilbert reports at LifeSiteNews:

President Obama has warmly endorsed new legislation to establish national recognition of homosexual "marriage," which lawmakers considered in a Senate committee hearing yesterday.

The "Respect for Marriage Act" would both eliminate the Defense of Marriage Act and establish federal spousal benefits for homosexual partners with state-issued marriage certificates.

With each passing day, Barack Obama behaves more and more as if he were the president of La-La Land, imposing "values" that bear no relation to reality. Homosexual "marriage" is a deeply flawed philosophic and linquistic oxymoron.

Under the fig leaf of "equality," it unleashes more pain into an already broken world that needs healing not hubris.

Moreover, just as unalienable rights are rooted in the Creator and not in governments or presidents, marriage as a bedrock social institution is a created given defined by the Creator, not by governments or presidents or subcultures in urban centers that disrespect and discriminate against the wonder and joy of male-female diversity. 

The hubris on display is extreme. For just as Obama cannot rewrite the laws of gravity, he cannot redefine the norms for married life. This truely is above his paygrade. He would do well to respect his limitations.

Needless to say, attacking marriage is nowhere in Obama's, or any president's, job description as set forth by the U.S. Constitution. This assault expresses a contempt for the genuine human and humane liberty that defines the truly liberating mainstream of the American identity, whose center of gravity is the Creator (see the Declaration of Independence).

Thus Obama's extreme and destructive radicalism against all that for which an enlightented, free, and dignified America stands.

A society that follows Obamaism and his pretend "values" will crash and burn and die, just as passengers who fly on aircraft that violate the laws of flight will crash and burn and die.

Clearly, the sons and daughters of Bunker Hill are wiser than this. We can do better. So let's do it.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cain's Mosque Remarks Seconded

By Rick Pearcey • July 21, 2011, 10:33 AM

"An expert on terrorism says Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain was right on the mark in his concerns about the construction of a mega-mosque in Tennessee," reports OneNewsNow.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

27 of 50 States Now Challenging Constitutionality of Obamacare

By Rick Pearcey • July 14, 2011, 09:51 AM

This rise of proper state sovereignty, this check and balance against unconstitutional and inhumane federal usurpation, is good for America and freedom, and bad for Obama and tyranny. See the report at CNSNews.com.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Gov. Perry Invites Governors to Prayer Meeting

By Rick Pearcey • June 7, 2011, 07:16 AM

"Texas Gov. Rick Perry has invited the nation's governors to join him in a prayer day to seek God's guidance to deal with the problems facing America," reports AP.

"The day for prayer and fasting is planned for Aug. 6 in Houston. Perry urged governors in other states to also proclaim Aug. 6 a day to pray for 'unity and righteousness'."

Here is the Governor's proclamation of a "Day of Prayer and Fasting for Our Nation" (website).

The Texas Tribune is reporting that the event is "fueling lots of political speculation about [Perry's] possible run for the White House."

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

GOP-Controlled House Defeats Debt Ceiling Increase

By Rick Pearcey • June 1, 2011, 06:30 AM

By a vote of 97 to 318, "legislation to raise the U.S. debt limit by $2.4 trillion failed to win House approval today in a vote Democrats said was rigged to ensure its defeat," according to a Bloomberg News report published at Newsmax.

"Republicans who control the House last week announced the vote as a way to demonstrate that lawmakers don’t support extending the $14.3 trillion debt limit without an agreement with President Barack Obama’s administration on significant spending cuts to curb government spending."

Saturday, March 12, 2011

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."

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Democracy: An Offense to Liberty

By Rick Pearcey • February 23, 2011, 11:17 AM

In other words, there's a reason we have the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and not the "Battle Hymn of the Democracy." Walter Williams explains.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Feds Come Knocking for Home Inspections

By Rick Pearcey • January 17, 2011, 07:49 AM

They're from Washington, and they have ways of making sure your downspouts and basement drains are in order.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

HHS Demands: Obesity Rating for Every American

By Rick Pearcey • July 15, 2010, 10:43 AM

"New federal regulations issued this week stipulate that the electronic health records -- that all Americans are supposed to have by 2014 under the terms of the stimulus law that President Barack Obama signed last year -- must record not only the traditional measures of height and weight, but also the Body Mass Index: a measure of obesity," CNSNews.com reports.

What's particularly obese, obscenely so, is the unconstitutional federal empire growing fatter, more intrusive, oppressive, and totalistic with each snap of its jaws at American freedom and dignity.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Palin vs. Darth Vader: Exposing Berwick, Obama, and "Healthcare"

By Rick Pearcey • July 12, 2010, 07:00 AM

What the Obama administration wants you to think is about healthcare is really about totalitarian power -- about imposing a dictatorial social policy that does away with a "Constitution and government that is the 'enemy of the working class'."

See more in "Sarah Palin Outs Darth Vader," by Stuart Schwartz at American Thinker.

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Monday, July 5, 2010

How to Kill the Constitution

By Rick Pearcey • July 5, 2010, 07:12 AM

W. James Antle III writes at American Spectator:

A Constitution that means whatever the government says it means is not a living document. It is a dead letter. And the situational constitutionalism practiced by both parties, often with public approval, has helped kill it.

Grounds to Reject Elena Kagan Nomination to Supreme Court 
No Constitution, No Peace
Obama Stands With Tyrants

Friday, June 25, 2010

White House Welcomes Shariah Finance Specialist

By Rick Pearcey • June 25, 2010, 08:47 AM

"The Obama administration has announced its appointment of 13 White House fellows," reports WorldNetDaily, "and the first person featured on its short list is a Muslim attorney who specializes in Shariah-compliant transactions."

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Obama Pushes Pro-Homosex Agenda, "Suspending Power of Congress"

By Rick Pearcey • June 23, 2010, 09:53 AM

CNSNews.com reports:

Without action by Congress, President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced that his administration will issue regulations applying the Family and Medical Leave Act to homosexual couples and requiring most hospitals to allow homosexuals to visit their partners.
One conservative group criticized the White House for handing out "political favors" to the homosexual lobby -- and vastly expanding presidential power in the process.
"Piece by anti-democratic piece, the White House is executing its plan for a vast expansion of presidential power," the Family Research Council said. "What this administration has accomplished is nothing less than suspending the power of Congress."

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Suing Arizona? For What?

By Rick Pearcey • June 22, 2010, 11:21 AM

The feds are long since AWOL on sufficient border protection, and now the hapless Obama regime seems imperiously upset that a "sovereign state such as Arizona" is "doing something, anything, in the face of decades-long wanton negligence," notes the Augusta Chronicle.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Look at What Obama Cracks Down on . . .

By Rick Pearcey • June 21, 2010, 08:09 AM

. . . "On Arizona, not illegal immigration," notes today's American Spectator.

Apparently, an otherwise "constitutionally indifferent" federal government seems to think uppity American citizens trying to protect themselves and their families from foreign invasion need to be lawsuit-lashed into submission. 

That's right: "We're from Washington and we're here to ensure you don't help yourselves."

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Obama Supporter: "Bully" Rep. Etheridge "Shook Me by the Shoulders"

By Rick Pearcey • June 19, 2010, 10:57 AM

Does Bob Have a Problem? "A video of Rep. Bob Etheridge physically confronting a college student in Washington brought back unpleasant memories for one former Moore County resident," reports The Pilot in North Carolina.

"Brandon Leslie, who moved away seven years ago and is now an attorney in Oxford, Miss., said he had an encounter with the now seven-term Democratic congressman from Lillington almost 14 years ago."

Hat tip: Mark Hemingway

Fallout: Congressman Who Attacked Student . . .

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hospital Refuses to See Cancer Patient

By Rick Pearcey • June 16, 2010, 03:51 PM

Why? "Because records showed he was dead."

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hey Obama, Make the Dang Call

By Rick Pearcey • June 9, 2010, 10:25 PM

When Obama and his homies got together (reportedly) in the Oval Office on "Day 1" to fix the Gulf Oil Disaster, one wonders: Did anybody happen to have the BP CEO's phone number? Or maybe run out and get it along with the pizza?

As I understand it, way out here outside of the Oval Office, Mr. Obama has not yet spoken directly to Mr. Tony Hayward of BP. 

Yeah, like they'd have anything to talk about.

Here's a link to BP's website: It has contact information on it. I found it on the internet.

It's day 51 of the crisis, America.

Obama is now talking tuff about kicking a--. And yet the oil still spreads. Maybe Congress should raise taxes. That's never been tried before. And keep those "Blame Bush" and "Racism!" cards close at hand.

Who is that guy in the White House? And why is he there? Holding seminars? Fundraising? Socializing? Reaching out to McCartney's studio?

It's Day 51, America. Make the dang phone call.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Taxpayer-Funded Course Teaches Teens How to Wear High Heels

By Rick Pearcey • June 8, 2010, 12:06 PM

Says a 16-year-old: "Since I started the course I've felt more confident in my heels."

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Big Government's Katrina

By Rick Pearcey • June 5, 2010, 02:46 PM

"The mess in the Gulf of Mexico is not just Obama's Katrina," says Christopher Chantrill at American Thinker.

"It's big government's Katrina."

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Pelosi Affirms Duty to Pursue Public Policies in Keeping With "Values" of Jesus: Video

By Rick Pearcey • June 1, 2010, 02:17 PM

Nicolas Ballasy reports for CNSNews.com:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says she believes she must pursue public policies "in keeping with the values" of Jesus Christ, "The Word made Flesh."

Pelosi, who is a Catholic and who favors legalized abortion, voted against the ban on partial-birth abortion that was enacted into law in 2003.

In this video from May 6, Pelosi explains that her favorite word is "The Word" and "That is everything. It says it all for us. . . . Fill it in with anything you want, but of course we know it means, 'The Word was made flesh'."

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Arizona, Louisiana, and the Enemy of the States

By Rick Pearcey • May 29, 2010, 07:02 AM

"Cicero," the pen name of a military officer, writes at American Thinker:

The federal government appears to be becoming more a parasite than a protector to the several states that organized its creation. . . .

Louisiana and Arizona are suffering abuses and usurpations at the hand of a distant central government that cares not for the safety and happiness of their people, nor does it care to execute the few inconvenient responsibilities assigned to it in an inconvenient and forgotten Constitution. This is a distant central government indifferent to all matters beyond its own expansion and continued election, a government so engorged that it cannot move with alacrity or decisiveness.

Arizona and Louisiana may find themselves at the spearhead of movements by many states -- states fighting the health care mandate, states fighting federal confiscation and retention of land, states fighting EPA carbon regulation, states grappling with their own immigration problems, states starting to realize that "help" from Washington is anything but helpful, states that may start to realize that taking matters into their own hands may be only means left for securing the Republic and preserving liberty.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Head of Marxist-Led Institute Joins Obama Team

By Rick Pearcey • May 28, 2010, 08:31 AM

"The policy director at a George Soros-funded, Marxist founded organization calling itself Free Press has just taken a key State Department position," reports WorldNetDaily. "Free Press Policy Director Ben Scott has been named a policy adviser for innovation at the State Department."

According to WND, "Free Press is a well-known advocate of government intervention in the Internet."

In addition, "Scott authored a book, The Future of Media, which was edited by the founder of Free Press, Robert W. McChesney. McChesney is an avowed Marxist who has recommended capitalism be dismantled."

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Federal Lawyers Draft Challenge to Arizona Anti-Illegal Immigration Law

By Rick Pearcey • May 26, 2010, 11:21 AM

Mike Levin writes at Liveshots:

A team of Justice Department attorneys reviewing the new immigration law in Arizona has recommended that the U.S. government challenge the state law in federal court, but the recommendation faces an uncertain future and tough scrutiny from others in the Justice Department, sources with knowledge of the process tell Fox News.

Staff attorneys within the Justice Department recently sent higher-ups the recommendation. At the same time, the Justice Department's Civil Division, which oversees the majority of immigration enforcement issues for the department, has drafted a "civil complaint" that would be filed in federal court in Arizona, sources said.

The draft complaint challenges the Arizona law as unconstitutional, saying it is illegal because it impedes federal law, according to the sources, who would not offer any more details about the draft complaint or the arguments made in it.

Liveshots is a FoxNews blog.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

TN House Commends Arizona for Anti-Illegal Immigration Law

By Rick Pearcey • May 25, 2010, 03:03 PM

Lawmakers in the Tennessee House of Representatives "voted 67-27 in favor of a measure brought by state Rep. Joe Carr, R-Lascassas, that commended Arizona for having 'the initiative and the courage ... to protect their citizens and the borders of our great nation,'" reports Tennessean.com.

Hat tip: Greg Webster at Facebook

Monday, May 24, 2010

Census Sends Criminals Door-to-Door

By Rick Pearcey • May 24, 2010, 07:56 PM

"After two cases of alleged criminals going door-to-door to take surveys, Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby said Monday that the U.S. Census Bureau must do more to prevent hiring census takers with a criminal background," reports FoxNews.com.

"In a letter to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke sent Monday, Shelby wrote that when he asked Locke during a Senate hearing last year about guidelines to disqualify applicants, including sex offenders and people who've committed crimes against children, he was told the measures would ensure 'each applicant is an acceptable risk to collect census information from residents of a community as a representative of our government'."

Saturday, May 22, 2010

17 More States Planning Arizona "Illegal" Crackdown

By Rick Pearcey • May 22, 2010, 07:57 AM

But John Morton, who leads the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), says the "feds may not 'process' illegals arrested" by the states, reports WorldNetDaily.

"I don't think the Arizona law, or laws like it, are the solution," Morton says.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Arizona to D.C.: "We're Dying Out Here"

By Rick Pearcey • May 15, 2010, 07:22 AM

Roger Hedgecock writes at Human Events:

The left excoriates the "fascism" of the Arizona law (SB 1070) requiring immigrants to carry proof of legal status or risk being turned over by state law officers to federal authorities. 

Arizona residents of every ethnic background want other Americans to know how violent and out of control life in Arizona has become because the federal government will not enforce its own immigration law.

Hey, Obama, Show Us Your Papers
Illegal Immigrant Arrested for Sexually Assaulting 6-Year-Old Girl

Friday, May 7, 2010

Hatch Blasts Obama Over "Core" Constitutional Values

By Rick Pearcey • May 7, 2010, 08:37 AM

Dominique Pastre writes at Fox's Row 2, Seat 4

After meeting with the president on Wednesday to discuss the [Supreme Court] vacancy [that arises from the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens], Utah Republican Orrin Hatch blasted Mr. Obama for being "selective" about what he wants justices to defer to Congress. 

"He wants them to use values that are not within the Constitution to strike down legislation that he does not like, but wants them to ignore values that are in our written Constitution to uphold legislation that he does like," Hatch said in a speech at the Cato Institute.  

"Judges, just like presidents and senators, take an oath to support and defend the Constitution, not core constitutional values."

The only truly living Constitution is the real one, the written one, the one with words that have meaning, the point of which is to defend a government and Declaration way of life based on a real and verifiable Creator who is the giver of the "blessings of liberty" and the only adequate basis for "unalienable rights."

It's not up to any Washington politician to impose upon a free and dignified people his private views on what constitutes the Constitution's "core values."

Please, Mr. Obama, uphold the constitutional Oath of Office (Art II, Sec 1, Clause 8). No more, no less.

Instead of serving up liberal gobbledygook about "core constitutional values," please simply "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Please, Mr. Obama, uphold the constitutional Oath of Office. No more, no less.

That character, and not the mere pigmentation of your skin, would be truly historic.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Supreme Court Saves Mojave Desert Cross

By Rick Pearcey • April 29, 2010, 02:28 PM

"The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday handed a defeat to activists and other litigants whose extreme views motivate them to try to eliminate from public life almost every symbol and expression of religion," writes Brian Walsh at The Foundry.

Comment: If Christianity is reduced to merely a religious symbol, value choice, or belief system, it has effectively been removed from society and public life, no matter how many crosses you see in America, whether on private land or public property.

Prayer at the Pentagon
How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War
Why We Revolt: Cheerleaders Violate "Separation of Church and State"?

Now Two Texas Lawmakers to Propose "Arizona-like" Law

By Rick Pearcey • April 29, 2010, 09:00 AM

Texas state representative Debbie Riddle of Tomball has been joined by Leo Berman of Tyler, reports Shannon Wolfson at KXAN.com.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

AG Holder: Feds May Fight Arizona on New Law

By Rick Pearcey • April 28, 2010, 07:38 AM

"Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that the federal government may go to court to challenge Arizona's new law which makes it a state crime to be in the United States illegally," reports Newsmax.

The estrangement of the people of the United States from the overweening, irresponsible, and out-of-touch (with the people, the Declaration, and the Constitution) federal government continues to grow.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Prayer at the Pentagon

By Rick Pearcey • April 26, 2010, 07:08 AM

OneNewsNow is reporting that "senior Army strategist and Pentagon advisor" Lt. Col. Bob Maginnis (USA-Ret.) "doesn't think evangelist Franklin Graham would've been disinvited to speak at a prayer event in Washington, DC, if George W. Bush were still in the White House."

That may well be true as a tactical political point, but it seems crucial to recognize a deeper stragetic factor at work. As I noted recently on Facebook, "Obama, the Democrats, and secularists despise Christianity and view it as merely a belief system 'of faith' where people go through their motions based on mere 'values' and goosebumps you get while singing 2nd-rate music.

"Unfortunately, much Christian cultural and political engagement parallels this weak, unbiblical concept of truth. Unfortunately, not a few churches preach and practice a kind of spirituality that reduces God to feelings, personal values, and a nonjudgmental self-help Guru in the sky.

"The information and approach we have in the Bible is totally different. Here trust is rooted in fact, God is a public figure, faith is not feeling, and ethics are not confused with 'values.' Whole people are expected to make wise decisions in light of evidential and rational truth about the real world, history, science, the human being, and so on. Evidence, not goosebumps, informs us about the facticity of whether a real Jesus rose from the dead in space and time.

"In this regard, 'Christmas Spirit in the Dirt' may be of interest. Link: http://www.pearceyreport.com/archives/2007/12/christmas_spiri.php

"If Christian 'faith' is merely a private value system or belief system, then of course it has no place in public life, for public life is where truth belongs, including the truth of facts.

"But if -- as the biblical information emphasizes -- there is a Creator who has acted and spoken in history in ways that can be verified evidentially and rationally, and which therefore is public, then of course it makes all the sense in world to give heed to what the Creator says and does. He might just know what he's talking about, and the truth he communicates, and practices, might just set a people, a culture, and a person free.

"Obama and the Democrats couldn't be happier with the 'people of faith' approach so in vogue in certain circles. For it represents preemptive surrender. Keeping Graham out of the Pentagon prayer is simply secularists taking advantage of a teachable moment, agreeing that, yes, you Christians should keep your private 'faith' in your private spiritual closet.

"If you want real humane change in our culture and politics and churches, begin acting on the information that God is a public figure and that privatized spiritual closets are too small for human beings created in his image to be free. Secular belief systems will do everything in their power to keep you locked inside. They will encourage you as a mere 'person of faith.' The humane and loving thing to do, however, is to resist and overcome.

"You might think of it as wholistic discipleship. Discipleship has always been about recovering our full humanity -- for a life of creativity, love, and truth in community with God and our fellow man. Discipleship has always been too big for mere religion, and it has never fit inside the confines of a secularistically defined prayer closet.

"In essence, the secularists have just told Graham to remain a 'person of faith' safe and sound inside a privatized religiosity not relevant to the real world of the Pentagon. In contrast, the evidentially verifiable Creator says to go out into all the world. Whether America listens to the secularists or the Creator will make all the difference in the world."

Monday, April 19, 2010

Minimum-Wage Democrats Refuse to Pay Interns

By Rick Pearcey • April 19, 2010, 09:33 AM

"As President Obama’s Labor Department considers cracking down on private businesses that reward interns with credit rather than cash, Capitol Hill teems with unpaid interns who keep lawmakers’ offices running," Paul Conner writes at Daily Caller.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Obama's Private Army?

By Rick Pearcey • April 10, 2010, 09:29 AM

Henry Lamb writes at WorldNetDaily:

Who knew that Obamacare provides for a "Regular Corps" and a "Ready-Reserve Corps" of officers and individuals who are appointed by the president? Commissioned officers are subject to active duty at the call of the surgeon general. The new law provides $17.5 million in each of the first four years to recruit and train these reserves.

During his campaign, Obama said: "We cannot continue to rely only on our military.... We've got to have a civilian security force just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded. We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set."

Section 5210 of the Patient's Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) may be the beginning of Obama's civilian security force. This section amends Section 203 of the U.S. Public Health Service Act. Why it was included in the massive health-care bill is a question in search of meaningful answers. Judge Andrew Napolitano from Fox News has a few questions of his own.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Machinery of Oppression: Census Used as "Gay" Gimmick

By Rick Pearcey • April 7, 2010, 10:19 AM

OneNewsNow reports:

Traditional marriage proponents are warning that homosexual activists and the Obama administration are once again working in concert to "manipulate" federal law.

The Associated Press reports that the Census Bureau plans to count same-sex couples who say they are married, regardless of whether they have a marriage license (see AP article). Even though only five states and the District of Columbia have legalized same-sex "marriages," the Census Bureau says same-sex couples should feel free to check the "husband" or "wife" boxes on the census form, rather than "unmarried partner."

According to OneNewsNow, Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality "believes homosexual activists are using the census as their latest 'gimmick' to seek affirmation of their lifestyle, and he challenges Congress to 'step up' and prevent the Obama administration from promoting the 'gay' agenda by dictate."

A concern here, among many, is that we see yet another example of the rogue federal state using an arm of government (the Census Bureau) to justify the imposition upon Americans of an extremist and regressive agenda not only estranged from the enduring American mainstream but also in opposition to "nature and nature's God."

The homosexual agenda is not a "civil right" based on "equality." Rather, it is an uncivil wrong based on extremism.

And now the Census Bureau appears to be acting at the behest of propaganda aims that are both laughable and cruel, a machine of state oppression tearing away at the flesh of the American family and body politic. 

A country that violates the rules for freedom, rooted in unalienable rights as blessings from the Creator, should not be surprized that it thereby places those freedoms at risk in a dangerous world where unfreedom is the abormal norm, not the liberating exception. 

On the other hand, neither should extremists who despise the mission statement of the United States -- freedom under God -- be surprised that a free, dignifed, and creative "We the People" would just as soon stay that way.

In the face of such disrepect for the enduring American mainstream of freedom, resistance is the humane order of the day.

As tyrants at home and abroad have learned before, Americans are a friendly people. But don't mistake the politeness for the whole story. We are lions in sheep's clothing. And yet you attack.

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Friday, April 2, 2010

Congressman: "I Don't Worry About the Constitution"

By Rick Pearcey • April 2, 2010, 10:46 AM

Except for that part about "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." But wait -- that's in the Declaration of Independence. Not the Constitution. Here it is on YouTube.

This performance by Illinois Rep. Phil Hare -- who is clearly, sadly, tragically, a liar -- should send shivers up and down your spine. That is, if you care about the "little guy." If you care about "the least of these." If you care about the poor and oppressed who face an ever-growing federal establishment of intrusion and greed for power.

Clearly a liar? Such strong language. How dare we utter such a word?

It's called realism. About humanity. About life in a broken world. If you want to live in freedom and dignity.

It's like this, friends: Mr. Hare took an oath of fidelity to the U.S. Constitution -- the rules for freedom -- but when push comes to shove, on the question of his authority, based on the Constitution, to force people to buy healthcare: "I don't know," comes the response. And: "I don't worry about the Constitution on this."


Mr. Hare may be a jolly fellow, an all-around great guy in other respects. But in regard to the defining center of his job as a representative of the the great State of Illinois in the U.S. Congress, he is an admitted liar vis-a-vis his oath to the U.S. Constitution.

That is a big deal.

Don't sugar coat this. It's tyranny. In the past, some used autobahns and Volkswagens to sell their real agenda. Others today use healthcare. Or saving the planet. In all cases, beware the Trojan horse of "sincere" tyrants who have a wonderful plan for your life. 

These people and their philosophy should be harried. These people and their philosophy should be run out of office on a rail. That's what November 2010 and thereafter is all about. Their philosophy is false and therefore destructive of human freedom and dignity.

Politeness is perferred. But there are times when rattling the tea cups may be in order -- such as when arsonists are caught red-handed burning down the house of liberty. The community needs to be alerted. The arsonists stopped in their tracks.

In many respects, we are past the time of "Pretty please, don't impose unconstitutional, tyrannical government upon me and my family."

Smoke fills the house of freedom and flames scorch her walls. The Redcoats are upon the land. That's why Paul Revere rides again.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

State-Based Recall of Senators Constitutional?

By Rick Pearcey • April 1, 2010, 03:13 PM

Writing at American Thinker, lawyer John Armor argues, "Recall is constitutional."

Monday, March 29, 2010

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.  

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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 15, 2010

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.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Democrats Dropping Like Flies

By Rick Pearcey • February 16, 2010, 08:18 AM

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann write at Newsmax:

Enter Coats. Exit Bayh. Bye, bye, Bayh!

The first time Evan Bayh gets a serious race for re-election, he quits!

The Scott Brown victory is still rippling through the House and the Senate, causing retirements among committed, dedicated, long-term liberal Democrats. Seeing voter anger, they are heading for the hills.

If present trends continue, will new GOP faces on the Hill signal a real shift toward the constitutional republic so brilliantly designed by the Founding Fathers?

Or does this indicate a momentary surge of "voter anger" to be followed by rearranging the deck chairs on the U.S.S. Titanic?

Friday, February 12, 2010

David Limbaugh: "Bipartisanship" Equals Single-Payer-Ship

By Rick Pearcey • February 12, 2010, 10:26 AM

"It's not a good idea for Republicans to accept President Barack Obama's invitation to a 'bipartisan' health care summit, because it would not advance acceptable health care reform," writes David Limbaugh. "The only thing it likely would advance would be Obama's propaganda message -- and, thus, his socialist agenda."

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Alito's "Not True" Is Correct: Video

By Rick Pearcey • January 28, 2010, 08:24 AM

"Much is being made of the president's peroration on the SCOTUS ruling last week permitting corporations to speak freely on political matters in federal elections," writes Clarice Feldman at American Thinker

"As he spoke, attacking the Court, whose members but for Chief Justice Roberts and Scalia were present, observers saw Justice Alito shake his head and say to himself 'not true'." (Here is video.)

"And he was right," says Feldman. "President and purported constitutional scholar Obama was once again showing he has no idea about the law."

Friday, January 22, 2010

Obama Appointee: Freedom Is Exaggerated

By Rick Pearcey • January 22, 2010, 07:27 AM

"Yesterday's huge Supreme Court victory for free-speech rights in the case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission serves as a warning to the Obama administration on other speech-related issues," states an editorial in the Washington Times.

"Several Obama appointees have denigrated the importance of the First Amendment, and one presidential appointee, Mark Lloyd, holds views fundamentally at odds with the Supreme Court and America's whole tradition of protecting free speech."

Here's a quote from Mr. Lloyd: "It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press. . . . This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies."

The editorial concludes, "Yesterday's Supreme Court ruling stands as a rebuke to Mr. Lloyd's dangerous creed. There's nothing exaggerated about the importance of the First Amendment."

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

10 Commandments Display Stays

By Rick Pearcey • January 19, 2010, 12:43 PM

From OneNewsNow:

An appeals court decision favoring a Ten Commandments display in Grayson County, Kentucky, will likely not be appealed.

The display -- entitled "Foundations of American Law and Government" and found on the second floor of the county courthouse -- also includes the Magna Carta, the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, The Star-Spangled Banner and the national motto, among other things. The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday that it passes constitutional muster. Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel and Liberty University argued the case.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Feinstein "Assumes" Commerce Clause Gives Congress Unlimited Authority to Mandate Health Insurance

By Rick Pearcey • December 23, 2009, 10:04 AM

"Senator Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) said that Congress has the authority to mandate that people buy health insurance and that there is no constitutional limit on Congress’ power to enact such mandates, adding that this unlimited authority stemmed from the Commerce clause of the Constitution," reports CNSNews.com.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Red State: We Are No Longer a Nation of Laws

By Rick Pearcey • December 22, 2009, 09:21 AM

How Is This Constitutional? Harry Reid's Democrat-controlled Senate "Sets Up Requirement for Super-Majority to Ever Repeal Obamacare," alerts Erick Erickson at Red State.

Erickson recommends a solution that recalls the mainstream of the American experiment:

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

"This, Ladies and Gentlemen, is one of those causes," Erickson concludes. "When the men and women who run this nation, which is supposedly a nation of laws not men, choose to ignore the laws and bribe the men, the people cannot be blamed for wanting to dissolve political bands connecting them to that government."

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sen. Lincoln: Congress CAN Force Americans to Buy Health Insurance

By Rick Pearcey • December 17, 2009, 07:51 AM

"Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) told CNSNews.com that Congress has the authority to force individual Americans to buy health insurance because the U.S. Constitution 'charges Congress with the health and well-being of the people'," reports CNSNews.com (here is audio).
However, as CNSNews notes, "The words health and well-being do not appear anywhere in the Constitution. The closest approximations to these words come in the Preamble, which includes the phrase 'promote the general welfare,' and Article 1, Section 8, which includes the phrase 'provide for the common Defence and General Welfare.' As per the CBO's historical analysis, neither of these phrases has ever been used to justify Congress forcing individual Americans to purchase something."

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Hey Rove and O'Reilly: Wise Up on Constitution, Healthcare 
Obamacare Authoritarian and Unconstitutional 
Senator Admits: "No Place in Constitution That Says Healthcare" 
Pearcey Accepts Obama Healthcare Proposal

Friday, December 11, 2009

Sen. Mary Landrieu Declines to Say Where Constitution Allows Forced Purchase of Health Insurance

By Rick Pearcey • December 11, 2009, 09:40 AM

Ah, But That's No Big Deal: In response to a question from CNSNews about the constitutionality of forcing Americans to buy health insurance, the Louisiana senator replied, “Well, we’re very lucky as members of the Senate to have constitutional lawyers on our staff, so I’ll let them answer that.”

Apparently, not only are some U.S.-federal senators not reading the massive piles of legislation on which they vote, and by which they bind the American people, but they also have not read, or are not knowledgeable of, the U.S. Constitution. Does that sound like good government?

In what sense can America be said to be a constitutional republic of freedom if elected officials in the House, Senate, and White House are unable or not willing to specify the constitutional authority by which they legislate and otherwise "represent" a people of freedom and dignity?

Clearly, this smacks of "governmentation without representation." There's nothing "lucky" about that, and it hardly sounds like good government.

But in the Spirit of 1776, if history is our guide, it could mean bad government is on the way out and good government is on the way in. Do you hear the drum and fife?

Senators engorging themselves at the taxpayer-supplied federal trough may not hear the march and music of freedom beyond the slurp and swallow of selfishness. But outside the bloated Beltway, in the land of the free, the song of liberty rings louder and louder still. Do you hear the drum and life?

Black Pastor: Reid's "Slavery" Reference "Deplorable"

By Rick Pearcey • December 11, 2009, 07:05 AM

"The black pastor who leads Bond Action Inc. in support of 'family, traditional moral values, and positive, honest race relations' says U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., should be ashamed of comparing opposition to President Obama's plans to socialize medicine in the U.S. to support for slavery," reports WorldNetDaily.

"Reid's comparison of legitimate Republican opposition towards the Democrats $2.5 trillion health care plan to segregationists is deplorable," WND quotes Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson as saying. "This was an attempt to smear Republicans as racists in order to take the focus off the details of this awful socialist health care bill. Reid's remarks are a diversion tactic by a despot leader of a desperate Democrat party."

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christians Are "The New Negro"

By Rick Pearcey • December 10, 2009, 08:28 AM

Let Freedom Ring -- "I did not become a Christian so I would have to fight for my constitutional freedoms all over again," writes Kenneth Hutcherson, former NFL linebacker and now pastor of Antioch Bible Church.

"Growing up in Alabama being black, knowing how that felt and the way I was treated in an all-white world of power and control, I had to fight for equal rights under the Constitution," says Hutcherson in a column at WorldNetDaily.

"How ironic now as a Christian to have those same thoughts and feelings again and to have to try and wrestle control of my constitutional rights from the secular community."

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Uppity Update: Sen. Boxer's Race-Baiting Backfires
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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Obama "Safe Schools" Chief Recommends XXX Child Porn for Classroom Reading

By Rick Pearcey • December 5, 2009, 01:22 PM

Clear and Present Danger: "A new report is raising alarms that the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network, a homosexual advocacy organization founded by Kevin Jennings, now head of the U.S. Office of Safe Schools for the Obama administration, is recommending XXX-rated sex writings for children as young as preschoolers," reports WorldNetDaily.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

If Climategate, What Else Are "Trusted Scientists" Cooking for Government?

By Rick Pearcey • December 1, 2009, 02:26 PM

Two Questions: Given the Climategate debacle, where else might "trusted scientists" be trying to pull the wool over the eyes of people at home and abroad, at great cost in pocketbooks and human liberty?

And where are the checks and balances on the combined supermonopoly of scientific and governmental power?

Monday, November 30, 2009

James Madison vs. Harry Reid

By Rick Pearcey • November 30, 2009, 08:49 AM

Regarding the 2,000+ page "healthcare" bill before the Senate (HR 3590), Hillsdale College professor Gary Wolfram quotes James Madison in a Human Events column:

It will be of little avail to the people that the laws be made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood. 

"It is not just our economy and health care system that is at stake," warns Wolfram, "but our system of individual liberty and responsibility and limited government."

What Can We Do? "It is imperative that we heed the warning of Madison and cast a dagger in the heart of the attempted completion of government’s takeover of our nation’s health care industry.  Let us return to a market-based system of health care provision and restore our belief in liberty and responsibility.  It is a task to which we should, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."

From Going Rogue to Going Constitutional
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Palin on Obamacare Flubbing the Point? 
Hey Rove and O'Reilly: Wise Up on Constitution, Healthcare 
Obamacare Authoritarian and Unconstitutional 
Senator Admits: "No Place in Constitution That Says Healthcare" 
Pearcey Accepts Obama Healthcare Proposal

Friday, November 27, 2009

National Tea Party Convention as Cultural-Political Earthquake

By Rick Pearcey • November 27, 2009, 12:03 PM

The first National Tea Party Convention in Nashville next February, with Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann among the speakers, has the makings of being a huge event -- and that may be a gross understatement.

For if the American people dig down deep to the Declarational and Constitutional bedrock of this country -- down to unalienable rights and the living, knowable, and verifiable Creator who is the basis and energizer of those rights -- we may well be on the edge of a cultural-political earthquake of freedom and liberty not seen since the Founding Era and the days of 1776.

But here's one of my primary concerns: That a political machine (either "left" or "right," with its attendant "leadership") or a religious machine (either "left" or "right," with its attendant celebrity "leadership") may find a way to co-opt what up to now appears to be a genuine cultural movement animated by a return to Declaration foundations.

That would be a tragedy, with another generation lost and another 20-30 years of Big Activism and Big Namism but so little effectiveness against the secularist usurpation. An America tipping toward tyranny may not be able to afford much more of that.

Update, Feb. 8, 2010: Please note that Michele Bachmann did not speak at the event. Here is a January 20 statement announcing that Palin will join Bachmann on the campaign trail.

From Going Rogue to Going Constitutional
What Is "Mainstream" America? 
Francis Schaeffer: "The Central Problem of Our Age"

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Rewriting the Constitution: 6 Proposals for Progressives

By Rick Pearcey • November 25, 2009, 06:41 AM

Noting the left's "obvious neglect and disregard for the Constitution as it is written," Larrey Anderson at American Thinker recommends the following: "If the left is going to change America, first they should change the basic rules set down to guide (and limit, and in some cases prevent) their proposed changes to our country's procedures."

To that end, Anderson offers six proposals as a "progressive guide for rewriting the Constitution."

The upshot of such a rewrite: Progressives "would finally have the law of the land on your side. You would no longer have to rely on progressive judges making a laughingstock of logic, common sense, and the English language in their outrageous decisions." 

From Going Rogue to Going Constitutional
What Is "Mainstream" America? 
Palin on Obamacare Flubbing the Point? 
Hey Rove and O'Reilly: Wise Up on Constitution, Healthcare 
Obamacare Authoritarian and Unconstitutional 
Senator Admits: "No Place in Constitution That Says Healthcare" 
Pearcey Accepts Obama Healthcare Proposal 

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Welcome to the U.S.S.A.

By Rick Pearcey • November 24, 2009, 10:11 AM

Cal Thomas writes:

Great horrors don't begin in gas chambers, killing fields, or forced famines. They begin when there is a philosophical shift in a nation's leadership about the value of human life. Novelist Walker Percy examined the underlying philosophy that led to the Holocaust and wrote: "In a word, certain consequences, perhaps unforeseen, follow upon the acceptance of the principle of the destruction of human life for what may appear to be the most admirable social reasons."

In our day, the consequences of government seizure of one-sixth of our economy and government's ability to decide how we run our lives (it won't stop with health care) are foreseen. They are just being ignored in our continued pursuit of personal peace, affluence and political power.

Opinion polls show a majority of Americans reject this health care "reform" bill. They think haste may waste them in the end. It doesn't matter. Like members of a cult, whatever the leader says, goes. The facts be damned. The crowd from the '60s will "seize the time," in the words of Black Panther radical Bobby Seale, thus sealing our doom as a unique and wonderful nation.

Welcome to the U.S.S.A., the United Socialist States of America.

Two comments:

1) This column deserves a broad readership. It would be super if Rush, Hannity, Levin, Laura, and others were to feature it and comment upon it on their radio shows. If you agree, contact them via Facebook, Twitter, etc., etc.

2) The day is late, but not over. And the battle for freedom is far from over. We can push back against the U.S.S.A. There is no reason a nation of intelligent, creative, and noble Americans created in the image of God has to sit by and watch barbarians impose tyranny upon this "sweet land of liberty." It's all in the Declaration of Independence, folks. Read it, pray it, act it.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Hannity and McConnell Discuss Healthcare "Crisis" -- No Mention of Constitution

By Rick Pearcey • November 23, 2009, 05:51 PM

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was on the Hannity radio show earlier today, discussing the un-constitutional power grab otherwise known as Obamacare, Pelosicare, and Harrycare.

Guess what? Neither Hannity or McConnell mentioned the U.S. Constitution. Not one time. 

Sean Hannity asked no questions about the constitutionality of the attempted federal takeover of healthcare. And the senator offered no constitutional arguments against this attempted usurpation of authority.

Perhaps this was an oversight. Or you may think I'm being too lenient.

No, I'm not trying to beat these guys over the head. But I am trying to alert those of us who care about freedom to what is at the heart of the issue, and what must be attended to, if constitutional government is to survive in what we now know as the United States.

Meanwhile, thank you CNSNews, which unlike the collaborationist press, has been doing a terrific service by raising these kinds of questions to legislators on Capitol Hill.

And thank you Richard Viguerie, who in the Washington Times today warned, "Republican leaders are approaching the 2010 and 2012 elections believing they can win by being slightly less abusive and contemptuous of the Constitution than the Obama-Pelosi Democrats."

A "less abusive and contemptuous" approach is what helped bring us to the present critical moment in our nation's history. And a good case can be made that continuing that approach will only take America over the edge and into the abyss of tryanny.

As a mainstream American, I see no reason to accept a strategy that loses our freedom on Friday instead of on Wednesday. Better to fight for it and win it today, now, and keep it all week long -- and then for months, years, decades, and centuries to come.

We had to struggle to win constitutional liberty in the first place. We probably shouldn't be too surprised if we have to fight to keep it.

So let's keep our eye on the ball. Whether we're on the radio or off. Or whether we're talking to a senator or to the folks who make America work. 

Freedom is at stake and the day is late. Make every opportunity count.

From "Going Rogue" to Going Constitutional

By Rick Pearcey • November 23, 2009, 10:44 AM

If You Want the Rebellion to Succeed: "The release of Sarah Palin's book Going Rogue (HarperCollins, 2009) has brought out not only the Palin bashers, but also, of course, has increased chatter about whether she will be the Republican presidential nominee in 2012," writes Richard Viguerie in the Washington Times.

"What's missing so far in the 'professional' chatter -- which ranges from the snide and petty to the more substantive about her future -- is whether she or any other potential candidate has grasped what conservative newspaper editor Seth Lipsky describes so astutely as America's 'constitutional moment'."

What Is "Mainstream" America? 
Palin on Obamacare Flubbing the Point? 
Hey Rove and O'Reilly: Wise Up on Constitution, Healthcare 
Obamacare Authoritarian and Unconstitutional 
Senator Admits: "No Place in Constitution That Says Healthcare" 
Pearcey Accepts Obama Healthcare Proposal 

Obama's Cloward-Piven Government vs. America's Constitutional Liberty

By Rick Pearcey • November 23, 2009, 08:10 AM

Malevolent Strategy Targets Constitutional Government: "It's time to cast aside all remaining doubt," writes James Simspon at American Thinker. "President Obama is not trying to lead America forward to recovery, propserity, and strength. Quite the opposite, in fact."

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Palin: Vote Against Harrycare Tonight

By Rick Pearcey • November 21, 2009, 06:31 AM

"Contact your senators," says the author of Going Rogue on her Facebook page. "The Senate is set to vote Saturday night, right before the holiday, on a motion to proceed on its latest health care government take-over bill. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is pushing for yet another weekend vote (commonplace now for the party of “transparency”) because he knows that the American people will be none too happy about the Democrats’ proposal the longer they have to look it over.

"A vote against the Democrats’ motion will help stop Obamacare before it gets any closer to becoming a reality. While this Saturday night vote might seem like a procedural matter, at the end of the day a vote against Senator Reid’s motion is a vote against massive new government spending and a take-over of 1/6th of the U.S. economy; it’s a vote against billions in tax increases and penalties; it’s a vote against federal funding of abortion; and it’s a vote against ignoring responsible tort reform."

And, we might add: A vote against Sen. Reid's motion is a vote against a Washington-centric federal establishment that once again is attempting to usurp, from the people, power and authority not authorized by the U.S. Constitution, which federal officials take an oath to "support and defend."

A no to Harrycare, Pelosicare, and Obamacare, therefore, is a no to the spread of the cancer of tyranny. It is a vote for freedom, for the Constitution, and for a people Declared independent under God, not dependent under anything else, including the federal State. 

It Takes a Tyrant: "General Welfare" Myth Debunked 
Obamacare Authoritarian and Unconstitutional
Harvard Medical Dean Gives "Failing Grade" to Health Debate

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Harvard Medical Dean Gives "Failing Grade" to Health Debate

By Rick Pearcey • November 19, 2009, 06:09 PM

"Speeches and news reports can lead you to believe that proposed congressional legislation would tackle the problems of cost, access and quality," writes Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of Harvard Medical School, in the Wall Street Journal. "But that's not true." (emphasis added)

Add to Flier's critique the unconstitutional and authoritarian nature of this attempted federal usurpation, and you have four excellent reasons a creative and dignified people will prefer healthcare solutions that do not kill the God-given freedom of the patient. 

Hat tip: Rush Limbaugh

It Takes a Tyrant: "General Welfare" Myth Debunked 
Obamacare Authoritarian and Unconstitutional

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Rogue Tour: Palin Blasts Obama Bow, Democrats' "Dangerous" Healthcare Plans

By Rick Pearcey • November 17, 2009, 09:54 PM

In an interview with Newsmax, "former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Tuesday sharply criticized President Obama's deep bow to the emperor of Japan and charged Democrats are 'purposefully' holding back details on their healthcare reform proposals from the American people to avoid an open debate."

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sen. Akaka: "Not Aware" of Constitutional Authority to Force Purchase of Health Insurance

By Rick Pearcey • November 12, 2009, 09:17 AM

Road to Hell Paved With Good Intentions: "When CNSNews.com asked whether the Constitution gives Congress the authority to make Americans buy health insurance, Sen. Akaka said: "I’m not aware of that, let me put it that way. But what we’re trying to do is to provide for people who have needs and that’s where the accessibility comes in, and one of the goals that we’re trying to present here is to make it accessible."

Speaking of "good intentions," what with tax penalities, possible jail time, and the oppression of Washington-centric governance -- all for choosing individual freedom over state control -- those "good intentions" may not be so good after all.

But that's alright: The road to Hell is often paved with bad intentions too.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Italian TV: "Mohammed a Pedophile"

By Rick Pearcey • November 11, 2009, 05:00 PM

In a YouTube Moment, Movement for Italy Leader Daniela Santanche says: "He was a pedophile and we don't want to talk about it . . . He had a 9-year-old wife . . . Mohammed was a pedophile."

Here's the Movement for Italy website (in Italian).

Hat tip: Rachel Rose

"Cruel Perversion" at Heart of Obama-Pelosicare

By Rick Pearcey • November 11, 2009, 07:15 AM

"The Worst Bill Ever" -- "That is the title the always calm and rational Wall Street Journal put on its editorial on November 1 about the government health care takeover bill that passed the House last week on virtually a party line vote, 220-215," writes Peter Ferrrara at American Spectator.

"But even this label doesn't fully communicate the outright assault on the American people involved in this legislation. The bill is a serious threat not only to your freedom and prosperity, but to your very life as well." (emphasis added)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2009, 01:57 PM

It's what you get when an increasingly unfree people are subjected to the immorality of legislation without representation, as the people's "representatives" attempt to impose anti-Constitutional and anti-Declarational State tyranny in the name of jobs, fairness, healthcare, equality, or whatever poll-tested slogan works in a given daily, weekly, or monthly news cycle.

Fascism Is Back 
What About Obama, Mussolini, and the Unmentionable Herr Hitler? 
American Fascism: Obama and Mussolini

Let States Become Tax Havens From Usurping Feds

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2009, 09:31 AM

If Obamacare passes, let the individual States, which by choice involve themselves in the Union, declare themselves tax havens from the un-Constitutional, anti-Declarational Washington-centric centralized power-entity currently known as the federal government.

Republican Decries Democrats' Constitution-Shredding Healthcare, But ...

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2009, 07:53 AM

Says Rep. Hoekstra, This bill "is going to shred the Constitution": "I think there’s a lot of question about whether at a federal level we can make those kinds of mandates, and I’m sure that if they do pass that kind of a mandate that there will be many of us that will challenge that in the courts to get an official ruling and an official interpretation from the courts as to whether that’s legal or not."

But if these comments from Hoekstra are any indication, the Republicans are still playing defense. Americans have not signed away their freedoms under God to the courts.

It's "We the People" under God, not "We the Legislators" under the courts.

We can read, we can think, we can act. It's time for Constitutional realignment. Now, if not sooner.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Big Brother Britain: Monitoring Every Call, Click, and Email

By Rick Pearcey • November 9, 2009, 10:10 PM

"I'll Be Watching You" -- "All telecoms companies and internet service providers will be required by law to keep a record of every customer's personal communications, showing who they are contacting, when, where and which websites they are visiting," reports the UK Telegraph.

"Despite widespread opposition over Britain's growing surveillance society, 653 public bodies will be given access to the confidential information, including police, local councils, the Financial Services Authority, the Ambulance Service, fire authorities and even prison governors."

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Obama Rebuilding the Berlin Wall

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2009, 11:35 AM

"Brick by Brick," writes author and columnist Ellis Washington:

On Nov. 9, 1989, the torch of liberty was lit for more than a billion people (one-third of the world's population) when they started their path toward freedom with the fall of the Berlin Wall; a seemingly impregnable symbol of imprisonment that the murderous Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin, erected in 1961 to stop the exodus of East German citizens fleeing the slavery of communism for the freedom and liberty of democracy in West Germany.

Twenty years later, President Obama, as the anti-Reagan, is trying to rebuild the Berlin Wall brick by brick with fascist policies designed to undermine freedom of all Americas and the liberties of those people around the world yearning for a republic founded on the rule of law. Obama wants to place those same shackles Stalin put on the Soviet-bloc countries on America with his socialist health-care bill, which, if passed, would place government in our lives from cradle to grave.

Tyranny Watch: Frank Mocks Health Protesters, Bachmann

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2009, 10:46 AM

Capitol Hill Hubris for Those Who Question Authority: According to Fox News, "Frank, a Massachusetts liberal, told an audience: 'Some of the people (at the rally) that wanted to engage me in conversation appeared to have been the losers in the 'Are you smarter than Michele Bachmann contest?"'

McCain Says Heathcare Bill Would Face Constitutional Challenge

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2009, 05:37 AM

McCain Tells CNSNews: "I’m sure that if they pass health care legislation, I think there would be a challenge.”

Friday, November 6, 2009

America on the Brink . . . But of What?

By Rick Pearcey • November 6, 2009, 09:46 AM

A Time for Freedom? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says, "We are right on the brink" of passing Obamacare.

What should American citizens who hold to the Declaration, Constitution, and Bill of Rights do to protect our liberties under God should the president sign into law anything like the current health "reform" bills in the House and Senate?

Yes, We're Serious About the Constitution

By Rick Pearcey • November 6, 2009, 08:51 AM

Question Authority: America as America is committed to constitutional government. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and company seem to have strayed off course -- extremely so -- in their attempt to impose healthcare "reform."

Watch out! says Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily. For at work here is something of far greater concern than the usual peacock pomposity of those in power.

What Is "Mainstream" America?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

U.S. Senator: Constitution Says, "Provide for the Health" of the Country

By Rick Pearcey • November 4, 2009, 06:20 PM

Chapter and Verse? "Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) pointed to the part of the Constitution that he says authorizes the federal government 'to provide for the health, welfare and the defense of the country' when asked by CNSNews.com what specific part of the Constitution authorizes Congress to mandate that individuals must purchase health insurance."

But We Have a Problem, Washington: Why? Because "the word 'health' appears nowhere in the Constitution," notes CNSNews.

RedState Response to Michael Steele

By Rick Pearcey • November 4, 2009, 03:30 PM

Time to Wise Up: "GOP Chairman Michael Steele is criticizing Sarah Palin and Tim Pawlenty today for daring to endorse Doug Hoffman," writes Erick Erickson at RedState. "We will remember that."

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Big Surge in Concealed Weapons in Southern State

By Rick Pearcey • November 3, 2009, 08:45 AM

Don't Mess With South Carolina: "So far in 2009, the number of South Carolinians wanting to pack heat nearly has doubled over the previous year as people worry about violent crime and feel threatened by partisan politics," reports The State.

"The demand for permits is being driven, in part, over people's belief that President Barack Obama and a Democrat-controlled Congress are a threat to their Second Amendment rights."

The 2nd Amendment states: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sen. Hatch Questions Constitutionality of Obamacare

By Rick Pearcey • November 2, 2009, 10:27 AM

Freedom Under Fire: “If that is held constitutional -- for them to be able to tell us we have to purchase health insurance -- then there is literally nothing that the federal government can’t force us to do. Nothing.”

"General Welfare" Myth Debunked

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Obamacare's Scary October Surprise

By Rick Pearcey • October 31, 2009, 09:49 AM

They Impose, We Revolt: "Stung by a rising tide of resistance and a closing window of opportunity, House Democrats have unleashed a new version of ObamaCare, weighing in 1,990 pages and with a $1 trillion price tag," writes Robert Knight at American Thinker. "House speaker Nancy Pelosi promises to ram it through quickly, exhibiting a disdain for her countrymen that makes Marie Antoinette look like a populist."

Friday, October 30, 2009

Stimulus Bill Bamboozle Boondoggles

By Rick Pearcey • October 30, 2009, 04:20 PM

Taxpayers Ripped for This? To study "Bugs, College Sex Lives, Facebook, and Rabbit Droppings," reports CNSNew.com.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Comcast Drops Halloween Programming for Reading of Healthcare Bill HR 1984

By Rick Pearcey • October 29, 2009, 03:25 PM

THUDDD! Here is the House healthcare bill, the stated purpose of which is to "provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes."

Based on all we know about government "efficiency," virtually socialized anything, and federalistic hubris, the real-world results of this bill -- if ever passed and signed into law -- will be to impose (not "provide") unaffordable (not "affordable") unhealthy (not "healthy") lack of care (not "care") upon all Americans (whatever "American" means on Capitol Hill these days) and increase (not "reduce") the growth (finally, truth, but more accurately: "massive growth") of health care spending (and an ever-increasing federalized state), and for other purposes (such as creating a permanently dependant citizenry upon whom power elites may divide, conquer, and enslave, as did the masters of yesteryear).

As you will see upon opening this massive 1,990-page document, the first page leaves blank the HR number. Hence: HR____.

I suggest HR 1984, in honor of George Orwell's famed novel 1984 and its warnings about Newspeak and good, old-fashioned totalitarianism, updated for the Age of Obama. Call it: Tobamatarianism.  

Fortunately, wonderfully subversive speech still exists, and we revolt against socialized medicine dictated by Washington-centric elites and their collaborators in media, on campus, in Hollywood, and in Russia, Cuba, and Venezuela.

And we revolt in the name of the Declaration of Independence (as written), the U.S. Constitution (as written), and the Bill of Rights (as written). And finally, we revolt on behalf of the Creator who is there (thank you Francis Schaeffer) and who endows human beings, created in his image, with "certain unalienable rights" and "that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."

Meanwhile, Comcast Cable has dropped all Halloween programming and decided to present shocker readings of this frightful bill day and night. Scientific polling from the Capitol Hill firm Vampires R Us comfirms expected viewership is scared to death. Order government-approved popcorn here. All profits go to Pelosi and Gore, Inc., and/or other worthy causes yet to be determined.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Guantanamo Torture Songs

By Rick Pearcey • October 28, 2009, 03:29 PM

It ain't Guantanamera, but the Washington Post is on the story anyway.

It seems there's a big FOIA look-see to uncover "which songs were blasted at prisoners -- for hours and even days at a time -- as part of interrogations or punishment" at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, writes David Paulin at American Thinker

Just a guess, but among them might be "I Can't Gitmo" by the . . . oh, I forget the name of that group.

Obama's Bootlicking NEA Chairman

By Rick Pearcey • October 28, 2009, 09:32 AM

Rick Moran at American Thinker discusses Rocco Landesman, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Landesman recently gave a speech "that is so syrupy sweet with Obama worship it activates the gag reflex," writes Moran.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Boehner: "Wrong to Mandate the American People to Have to Do Anything"

By Rick Pearcey • October 23, 2009, 07:02 AM

CNSNews.com reports:

When asked by CNSNews.com on Thursday where the Constitution authorizes Congresst to order Americans to buy health insurance -- a mandate included in both the House and Senate versions of the health care bill -- House Minority Leader John Boehner (R.-Ohio) said that he was "not a laywer" but that he thought such mandates were wrong.

When asked by CNSNews.com about the constitutional source of Congress's authority to order Americans to buy health insurance earlier on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had responded with a question of her own: "Are you serious?"

Read the news report.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Unable to Cite Authority to Impose Insurance Mandate
Blood-Sucking Leeches in High Places
Hey Rove and O'Reilly: Wise Up on Constitution, Healthcare
Palin on Obamacare Flubbing the Point?
Why We Revolt: Show Me the Healthcare Bill

Fox and Foes

By Rick Pearcey • October 23, 2009, 06:38 AM

Over at Frontpage, Jacob Laksin writes on the "Obama adminstration's daft and dangerous campaign to discredit Fox news." The point? To silence Fox News as a "legitimate" news organization.

The White House move is indeed ominous. Think of it this way: Silencing victims is among the first order of business for criminals. The last thing a guy in the wrong bedroom wants is a woman who yells, "Rape!"

As one who appreciates the Declaration, free speech, and freedom of thought, let me state flatly: It saddens me to see Team Obama stoop so low, but I hope the White House attack on journalism fails.

The Obama administration is in places it does not belong. 

Go here to read "Fox and Foes," by Jacob Laksin.

Krauthammer Rips "Repulsive Audacity" of White House for Fox News Attacks
Glenn Beck Compares Criticism of Fox News to Jews During Holocaust
Tyranny Watch: White House vs. Fox News
"Mainstream" Press and the Treason of the Journalists
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
Fascism Is Back

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Meet White House Adviser Who Supports Islamic Law

By Rick Pearcey • October 22, 2009, 07:12 AM

"A senior analyst and executive director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, [Dalia] Mogahed was appointed to President Obama's Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships," reports WorldNetDaily.

"The Egyptian-born, hijab-clad adviser drew attention earlier this month when she defended Shariah, or Islamic law, on a British television show hosted by a member of an extremist Muslim group, insisting the majority of women around the world associate Shariah with 'gender justice'."

Books: Muslim Mafia -- "Now We Have Proof" Jihadis Infiltrating D.C.
Republicans Call for CAIR Investigations
Obama: Islam Has Shaped the USA

Senate Judiciary Chairman Unable to Cite Authority to Impose Insurance Mandate

By Rick Pearcey • October 22, 2009, 06:42 AM

"Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) could not explain what part of the Constitution grants Congress the power to force every American to buy health insurance -- as all of the health care overhaul bills currently do," reports CNSNews.com.
"Leahy, whose committee is responsible for vetting Supreme Court nominees, was asked by CNSNews.com where in the Constitution Congress is specifically granted the authority to require every American purchase health insurance. Leahy answered by saying that 'nobody questions' Congress’ authority for such an action."

Blood-Sucking Leeches in High Places
Hey Rove and O'Reilly: Wise Up on Constitution, Healthcare
Palin on Obamacare Flubbing the Point?
Why We Revolt: Show Me the Healthcare Bill

Welcome to the World of Newspeak

By Rick Pearcey • October 22, 2009, 06:14 AM

"In George Orwell's novel 1984, Newspeak refers to language designed by a totalitarian regime to control thought and make subversive speech impossible," writes Janet Levy at American Thinker.

"It destroyed words with prohibited meanings so that heretical thoughts couldn't be expressed. A form of censorship, Newspeak employed euphemisms and words deliberately opposite the reality they described."

From "man-caused disasters" (terrorism) to "a woman's right to choose" (the taking of human life) to the "Defense of Marriage Act" (forcing same-sex "marriage" on all states), Levy takes us on an examination of "Newspeak at work" today. 

Read "Welcome to the World of Newspeak," by Janet Levy.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Krauthammer Rips "Repulsive Audacity" of White House for Fox News Attacks

By Rick Pearcey • October 21, 2009, 10:09 AM

From Jeff Poor at Newsbusters:

By now, the cat is out of the bag -- President Barack Obama and his administration are no fans of the Fox News Channel and have been all too eager to wear that sentiment as a badge of honor.

However, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer identified the vigor with which the Obama administration has attacked Fox. He explained on the Fox News Oct. 20 broadcast of "Special Report with Bret Baier" that it's different than just fighting back; this is an effort to destroy the cable news channel.

"Look, it's one thing for the government, the administration to attack opponents, institutions, media," Krauthammer said. "It is another to go out to try and delegitimize them and destroy them."

More . . .

Glenn Beck Compares Criticism of Fox News to Jews During Holocaust
Tyranny Watch: White House vs. Fox News
"Mainstream" Press and the Treason of the Journalists
What About Obama, Mussolini, and the Unmentionable Herr Hitler? 
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
Fascism Is Back

Evangelicals and Immigration: Following the National Council of Churches?

By Rick Pearcey • October 21, 2009, 06:46 AM

"The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) has adopted a new pro-liberalized immigration stance that is creating ripples among its conservative membership," writes Mark Tooley at American Spectator.

"Although NAE had touted its board's supposedly unanimous backing, at least one prominent NAE member, the Salvation Army, has apparently already disavowed it."

What's going on? The AmSpec kicker puts it like this: "The National Association of Evangelicals moves in the direction of the National Council of Churches."

Members of the Presbyterian Church in America may want to take note:

Another prominent NAE member, the 340,00 member Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), issued a statement, more defensively, but also asserting that NAE does not speak for member churches. "The NAE Immigration Resolution of 2009 has not become the PCA position on immigration," insisted PCA Stated Clerk Roy Taylor, who also chairs the NAE's board. But he still affirmed his own support for it: "The NAE Immigration Resolution of 2009, in my view, is a biblically-based, theologically reflective, carefully balanced, concise document."

In his conclusion, Tooley notes that the National Council of Churches (NCC) "became mostly irrelevant when its Mainline Protestant voices stopped speaking for its churches and started speaking 'prophetically' to them. Similarly, the NCC moved beyond issues of Christian consensus to adopt more morally ambiguous, and ostensibly more fashionable, political causes du jour. This sad history should be familiar to evangelicals. But the NAE seems determined to repeat what has already been tried and failed."

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Extremists Fear Resistance

By Rick Pearcey • October 20, 2009, 11:32 AM

To prevent the rise of dictatorship, a group called "Oath Keepers" says it is willing to revolt, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Down a few paragraphs into the story is this: "In a July report titled Return of the Militias, the Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center singled out Oath Keepers as 'a particularly worrisome example of the Patriot revival.'"

Now, Oath Keepers is new to my radar screen. And while they may be "worrisome" to the Southern Poverty Law Center, let me suggest one thing: 

A willingness to revolt against un-Constitutional, anti-Declarational tryanny that seeks to elevate the state above the Creator who endows humanity with "certain unalienable rights" is at the heart of the American mainstream.

Our nation was birthed in opposition to such hubris, audacity, and tyranny. We spilled blood of family and friend against the inhumanity of slavery in the War Between the States. And the 20th century is a chronicle of American efforts in blood and treasure to overcome the forces of secular statism in Fascist Europe and Communism in the USSR. No perfection, but a willingness to pay a price in defense of freedom.

So who, really, are the "extremists"? Who really is outside of the American mainstream?

Clearly, the extremists are not those who resist. Or who are willing to rebel.

Rather, the extremists are those who coward themselves before tyranny, who bow before raw power, who sellout before secular power-mongers, and who expect a dignified people created in the image of God to equally supine themselves as well.

As surely as there is an America Declared in liberty and Constituted under God, that's not going to happen.

This is not to endorse an organization. It is to endorse who we are as Americans, and who we are as free creations of God with "certain unalienable rights."

This should be of little concern to anyone. Besides tyrants and tyrant-wannabes, that is. 

Read the story in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Glenn Beck Compares Criticism of Fox News to Jews During Holocaust

By Rick Pearcey • October 20, 2009, 10:35 AM

"These news organizations don't have any idea what they're in bed with now," says Glenn Beck.

Listen to audio from YouTube.

Tyranny Watch: White House vs. Fox News
"Mainstream" Press and the Treason of the Journalists
What About Obama, Mussolini, and the Unmentionable Herr Hitler? 
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
Fascism Is Back

Monday, October 19, 2009

Ben Stein: America's Cross -- The ACLU at It Again

By Rick Pearcey • October 19, 2009, 07:55 AM

The secularist ACLU is "suing to take down a cross on a huge public swath of desert in Southern California," writes Ben Stein at American Spectator.  Stein offers a few reasons the cross should stay.

To his reasons, let us add this: Nothing in the Declaration, the U.S. Constitution, nor the Bill of Rights forbids it. What is forbidden in the 1st Amendment is that Congress should make a law in this regard.

The atttempt to impose atheism and secularism upon American society represents a profound, ongoing Constitutional crisis and constitutes a threat to every individual inside our borders.

A free, dignified, and creative people under God, endowed by our Creator with "certain unalienable rights," would do well to rise up and throw off the shackles of this imposition.

Helping the oppressed citizens of the United States break free of this statist addiction to the pretend "God" substitute of the federal government -- exemplified by the negative spirituality of the Obama administration but also so easily given into by squishy Republicans -- is a surefire way to demonstrate respect for our true Creator, not to mention love of neighbor.

The alternative is tyranny, and that's not an alternative.

Why We Revolt: Cheerleaders Violate Separation of Church and State?
Texas Chooses Science Over Secularist Dogma
What to Do With Enemies of the Constitution

Friday, October 16, 2009

"Claw Back" Question of the Day

By Rick Pearcey • October 16, 2009, 03:00 PM

"Bank of America Corp. Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Lewis won’t receive a salary or bonus for 2009, a decision based on advice from U.S. government pay supervisor Kenneth Feinberg," reports Bloomberg.com.

Hence, our "Claw Back" Question of the Day:

If the White House can claw back money from those who have earned it, can Americans claw back power from a president who has usurped it?

David Limbaugh: The Real Crisis
National Obama Socialism

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Republicans Call for CAIR Investigations

By Rick Pearcey • October 15, 2009, 10:02 AM

"The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a U.S. non-profit Muslim activist group associated with Islamist terrorist groups such as Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, is reeling under new allegations of highly suspect activity," writes Connie Hair at Human Events

"In a big presser yesterday, spurred by the release of a new book, Reps. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.), John Shadegg (R-Ariz.), Paul Broun (R-Ga.) and Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) yesterday asked federal officials to investigate the actions and non-profit status of the controversial group," Hair continues.

"The allegations are contained in a new book, Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that’s Conspiring to Islamize America, by bestselling author Paul Sperry and veteran federal investigator and counter-terrorism specialist Paul David Gaubatz.  The book says its information was obtained during a six-month undercover sting investigation and 12,000 pages of documentation including CAIR internal memos and emails."

More . . .

Bloodsucking Leeches in High Places

By Rick Pearcey • October 15, 2009, 09:38 AM

Craige McMillan writes at WorldNetDaily:

We seem to be moving backwards at a breathtaking pace.

Instead of doctors caring for patients, and their family gathering around them when the time finally comes to say "goodbye," we've regressed to when barbers were "state of the art" medical providers.

Their remedy of choice (regardless of ailment) was bloodletting. The surgical tool they used to accomplish this was the bloodsucking leech.

Our federal government today consists of 535 bloodsucking leeches in Congress, legions of overpaid and ignorant staffers, innumerable czars in the executive and the lifetime federal judiciary they appoint. Who better to accomplish the "reform" of healthcare?

In addition to "reforming" health care, they are busy sucking the life blood out of America's Constitution.

They've created "administrative law," where the bureaucracy that "regulates" a person's livelihood also adjudicates disputes. So the enforcer is the judge. And the jury? Well, there is none.

How very convenient -- for a government of bloodsucking leeches.

"Does anyone imagine this can all end well?," McMillan asks.

Not a bad question. This sort of tyranny didn't sit well with our Founders. One wonders how well it sits with their posterity.

Hey Rove and O'Reilly: Wise Up on Constitution, Healthcare
Why We Revolt: Show Me the Healthcare Bill

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Healthcare Snowe Job: 8 Things to Know

By Rick Pearcey • October 14, 2009, 10:23 AM

Robert M. Goldberg at American Spectator shares 8 things Americans might want to know about the "America's Health Future Act," which passed out of the Senate Finance Committee yesterday.

The Act is supposed to be "good for you," Goldberg notes. But missing in a set of committee "talking points," he writes, is "any straight talk about how the bill drives up health care spending, rations care and will force people to wait longer for less time with fewer doctors. Call it the Senate Finance Committee's 'Snowe Job.'"

Hey Rove and O'Reilly: Wise Up on Constitution, Healthcare
Why We Revolt: Show Me the Healthcare Bill

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hey Rove and O'Reilly: Wise Up on Constitution, Healthcare

By Rick Pearcey • October 13, 2009, 09:50 PM

Karl Rove and Bill O'Reilly discussed tonight on the "Factor" the non-read healthcare bill that passed a Senate committee today.

Do you know how many times the word "Constitution" passed their lips?

Zero times. Not once.

Is it not incumbent upon Congress and the White House to demonstrate chapter and verse where the U.S. Constitution authorizes the federal government to overhaul the U.S. healthcare industry?

And apart from such authorization is not such an imposition a form of tyranny?

I am willing to stand corrected, but is this not the crucial issue? Freedom. Constitutionality. Form and freedom under God.

Performances such as Rove's tonight suggest that he may be insufficiently aware of this principial imperative. Hence, by implication, the potential irrelevancy and end of the Republican Party as we know it. A death by a thousand pragmatic cuts -- unless it reemerges as a champion of Constitutional government rooted in Declarational norms. 

Likewise, Bill O'Reilly -- whose journalism I appreciate -- does not seem to understand the ongoing Constitutional crisis that is represented by unending federal intrusions into the lives and upon the freedoms of the people, the states, and our individual liberties under God.

The crucial issue is freedom, not finances. Every tinhorn tyrant has a PR department willing to sell the positive and fair finances of the compassionate regime's latest agenda action point, be it healthcare, autobahns, or national respect among the nations of the world assembled at the UN. 

But the Constitution is not optional, my friends. Not for the Founders. And not for those who would return America to freedom and dignity.

Here's a clue: If the Constitution, as written, is not at the heart of a political program, something is wrong, no matter what proponents might say about the finances or other putative benefits. Have you heard of bait?

"Give Me Healthcare or Give Me Death!"

Yes -- that's how ridiculous and alien to the American spirit and to the human spirit is this politically magnified crisis designed to separate American citizens from freedom, from self-government, from their wallets, and in the end, quality healthcare too. In return, the federal government gets to play God.  

Millions of Americans, including the Tea Party people, increasingly understand this. And reject it. The Republicans, and some in the media, might want to wise up.

O'Reilly, Letterman, and the Culture War
Why We Revolt: Show Me the Healthcare Bill

Monday, October 12, 2009

Political Cult Watch: Obama's "Gay" Speech

By Rick Pearcey • October 12, 2009, 09:35 AM

In contradiction to verifiable information we have from our true Creator, the "Christian" Barack Obama seeks to impose upon American families his own privately held religious feelings about a set of pretend "rights" created by a political cult known as the homosexual lobby. Reason, fairness, facts, and humanity, not to mention the Creator, require a critical distance from this imposition and its attendant alien thoughtforms.

For more, in relation to the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on homosexuals in the military, see "Obama's Gay Speech," by Robert Maginnis at Human Events.

Twisted Sister: For Language-Abuser Kevin Jennings, "Safe Schools" Means Pro-Homosexual-Propaganda Schools
Child Molesting: From Pelosi to Polanski to Jennings
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
Rosie O'Donnell's Oppressive Coat

Scientists Rebut Claim That Man Causes Global Warming

By Rick Pearcey • October 12, 2009, 09:01 AM

"As the world focused on President Barack Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a small group of determined scientists gathered in a Senate office building to present evidence backing their claim that climate change is caused not by man but by nature, and that carbon dioxide is not a pollutant but the hope for a greener planet," reports CNSNews.com.

The Dole Family, Healthcare, and How to Kill the Republican Party

By Rick Pearcey • October 12, 2009, 08:43 AM

As C. Edmund Wright sees it, when it comes to the heart of the struggle against Washington-centrism and socialized healthcare, Bob and Elizabeth Dole are typically clueless, typically elitist, and typically forshadowers of defeat for the Republican Party.

Wright comments at American Spectator:

With victory in the health care debate and the 2010 midterms in sight and the disaster of John McCain's hands-across-the-aisle campaign still visible in the rear view mirror, the last thing conservatives and the GOP need is for Bob Dole to re-emerge and push to "get a bill signed."

But last week Dole, who has been on the government dole since Ike was planning D-Day, felt the need to continue to legislate. Actually, his unsolicited health care foray informs us as to what is killing the Republican Party -- even as the Democrats are doing all they can to implode in front of Saturday Night Live, Copenhagen and the world. 

More . . .

Secularist Washington-Centrism Is Un-American
Michelangelo, Schaeffer, and the Kingdom of Washington

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Impeach Obama

By Rick Pearcey • October 8, 2009, 06:36 AM

Bob Unruh reports at WorldNetDaily:

A political activist who was behind the famous Willie Horton advertisement that left Gov. Michael Dukakis' candidacy for president floundering and was among the first to sound the alarm on the need for Bill Clinton's impeachment says the United States is collapsing around its citizens right now, but there is a defense.

"Make no mistake. We're now in the middle of a bloodless coup – the takeover of an entire nation by the hate-America crowd – a cold-blooded gang that despises America's prosperity, our standing in the world, our trust in God and our generosity and goodness," says political activist Floyd Brown in a column in WND

His suggested defense is nothing more or less than a strike at the emperor, plans which are detailed on the new Impeach Obama Campaign website.

More . . .

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Audio: Obama "Safe Schools" Czar Criticizes Schools for Promoting Heterosexuality

By Rick Pearcey • October 7, 2009, 11:54 AM

From Breitbart TV: "Kids are being aggressively recruited to become heterosexuals in this country."

According to an editor's note at Breitbart, this "uncovered" audio is from "the speech Kevin Jennings gave at a GLSEN event in Iowa in 2000."

GLSEN refers to the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network (see its support for the "Safe Schools Improvement Act").

The animosity of the Obama administration for the societal norms and content of the Declaration and the Constitution -- and the Judeo-Christian worldview upon which these documents rest philosophically -- continues to reveal itself in all the pastel colors of the liberal, secularist, homosexualist rainbow.

Free-thinking human beings who question authority, group think, and the creation of pseudo-rights on the basis of marketing campaigns (e.g., homosexual "rights"), to be imposed by neo-pagan secular elites, rebel.

Kevin Jennings needs to step down, the federal goverment needs to get out of the thoughtcamp business (public "schools"), and any U.S. president worthy of that Constitutional office needs to reform government on the basis of the Constitution (as written), or resign. 

Otherwise, as Americans, we revolt.

Otherwise, as human beings endowed by our Creator with "certain unalienable rights," we revolt.

America lives in a dangerous world growing more dangerous with every passing day. We cannot afford sickness within the body politic.

Child Molesting: From Pelosi to Polanski to Jennings
Obama "Safe Schools" Chief Praised Child-Sex Promoter
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
"Faggot" Easy to Defend: Surprising Help From Secular America
No McDonald's Today 
Rosie O'Donnell's Oppressive Coat

Monday, October 5, 2009

Obama Moves to Muzzle Top Military Commanders

By Rick Pearcey • October 5, 2009, 11:08 PM

"Sources tell Newsmax the Obama administration is muzzling its top military leaders, and keeping them from publicly airing their views on how to fight the war in Afghanistan," reports David A. Patten at Newmax.

"The administration's primary target: top Afghanistan commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal, whose speech in London last week apparently caught administration officials off guard," writes Patten. "In fact, The Daily Telegraph reported that Obama's advisers were 'shocked and angered' by McChrystal's speech."

Read the story at Newsmax.

Obama Eligibility Case Survives 1st Court Test

By Rick Pearcey • October 5, 2009, 10:49 PM

"A federal judge in California today listened to government lawyers argue that a lawsuit over President Obama's eligibility should be immediately dismissed but refused to grant their request, saying he would make his decision and announce it later," reports Bob Unruh at WorldNetDaily.

"The result came this morning from U.S. District Judge David Carter, who already has set a tentative trial date for the dispute Jan. 26, 2010," Unruh writes. "The judge also already had lawyers draw up a tentative schedule for hearings and deadlines in preparation for the trial."

Read the entire story from WorldNetDaily.

Rush: "Obama Has Yet to Prove He's a Citizen"
Farah: Where's the Eligibility Evidence?

Nazism and Socialized Medicine

By Rick Pearcey • October 5, 2009, 08:57 AM

Joseph Farah writes at WorldNetDaily:

Don't you dare point out in polite company that socialized medicine in Germany provided the mechanism for the Holocaust.

Don't do it.

Even though it's undeniably true from a historical standpoint, Barack Obama, the Democratic Party and their accomplices in the Big Media will vilify you, ridicule you and accuse you of minimizing the tragedy of the Holocaust.

But I don't really care if they play that card with me. They've already played the race card. They've already played the Nazi card. They've already played the "extremist" card. Consider me inoculated from the venomous poison of these vipers.

Here are the facts you should know before accepting a nationalized health-care system that will place in the hands of government the very keys to your life and liberty.

More . . .

Saturday, October 3, 2009

We Revolt: Community Cheers Cheerleaders for Jesus

By Rick Pearcey • October 3, 2009, 11:30 AM

OneNewsNow reports:

Friday night highschool football in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, took a backseat to a battle of another sort in the bleachers and on the sidelines.

Since 9-11 the Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe Warrior's cheerleaders have been using scripture verses on the banners that the football team bursts through at the beginning of each game. However, that tradition has been banned by school authorities who fear a hefty lawsuit if they allow the practice to continue. Officials nixed the banners after receiving a complaint from one individual who claims she was offended by the verses. (cheerleaders perform for local news video)

In a surprising turn of events, community members have showed their overwhelming support for the cheerleaders who have since become media celebrities. A local youth pastor, Brad Scott, started a facebook page in their support and organized a rally at a local Chick-fil-a. That rally had to be moved when more than 1,100 supporters showed up. Now in another overwhelming show of support, members of the community showed up to Friday nights football game to cheer the cheerleaders.

Here's the high school website.

Why We Revolt: Cheerleaders Violate "Separation of Church and State"?

Obama "Safe Schools" Chief Praised Child-Sex Promoter

By Rick Pearcey • October 3, 2009, 10:56 AM

"A transcript from a 1997 speech shows Office of Safe Schools chief Kevin Jennings in the U.S. Department of Education expressed his admiration for Harry Hay, one of the nation's first homosexual activists who launched the Mattachine Society in 1948, founded the Radical Faeries and was a longtime advocate for the North American Man-Boy Love Association, NAMBLA," reports WorldNetDaily.

Friday, October 2, 2009

AP: "Not Even" Obamas Could Save Chicago From "Stunning" Olympic Defeat

By Rick Pearcey • October 2, 2009, 02:23 PM

"Chicago was eliminated in the first ballot of voting for the 2016 Olympics on Friday, a stunning defeat for the city that was expected to be one of the two finalists," reports AP.

"Not even the presence of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama -- nor a long list of celebrities -- was enough to help the United States' third-largest city."

Obama Czar Seeks "Chilling Effect" on Internet

By Rick Pearcey • October 2, 2009, 06:11 AM

Regulatory Czar Cass Sunstein's new book, titled Rumors: How Falsehoods Spread, Why We Believe Them, and What Can Be Done, "delivers a warning to those who would spread false rumors about Barack Obama," writes Lee Cary at American Thinker.

Cary quotes the czar, page 88:

Some kind of chilling effect on damaging rumors is exceedingly important -- not only to protect people against negligence, cruelty, and unjustified damage to their reputations, but also to ensure the proper functioning of democracy itself.

"Of course," Cary observes and as all czars and protectors of democracy have always known, "creating a 'chilling effect' isn't censorship."

Nor, one suspects we are to believe, is such a "chilling effect" a denial of the Constitution, the 1st Amendment, or an unalienable right endowed upon all people by our true Creator (which is not the federal state).

In fact, to suggest censorship, to imply such a thing, or to charge such a thing -- against a patriotic protector of Democracy, no less -- why, that may well be an evil rumor spread on the internet. About which something ought to be done.

In the world of czars, Sunsteins, and Obamas, a visit from the Ministry of Love and Community Organized for the Protection of Democracy and Decency might be in order.

It's 3 a.m. What's that knock on the door?

Oh. They're just here to collect the fine and ensure the retractions are all in order. For a minute there, I was worried.

Obama Nominee: Animals Can Sue People
Obama Science Czar: Born Baby "Will Ultimately Develop Into a Human Being"
Fascism Is Back

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Video: Community Organizers Appear to "Pray" to Obama for Deliverance

By Rick Pearcey • September 29, 2009, 11:42 AM

Breitbart TV has this video of community organizers apparently praying to Barack Obama: "Hear Our Cry, Obama . . . Deliver Us, Obama . . ." But is this what they are saying? See update below.

Update -- See the following "Editor's Note" from Breitbart:

We've updated this post with the longer version of the original event. As you'll see in the comments and related links there is a debate over what is actually being said. Does the crowd say, "Hear our cry, Obama" and "Deliver us Obama?" Or are they saying "Oh God?" In the longer version the first two repetitions seem to have a distinct "uh" sound at the end that resonates as "Obama." The later repetitions are a little fuzzier. Did some of the religious leaders present become uneasy? Or was there a mix of what was being said? Read some of the blogger analysis below. What do you think?

The Evil Religious Presidents Do
Cult in the City: Obama

Pastors Defy IRS Ban on Political Sermons

By Rick Pearcey • September 29, 2009, 11:18 AM

"A Christian advocacy group says about 80 pastors have preached partisan political sermons -- daring the Internal Revenue Service to revoke their churches' tax exempt status," reports AP.

Few actions seem more timely, more humane, more liberating, more biblical -- and more patriotic today -- than Americans questioning authority and defying government when it violates the Constitution, shreds the Declaration, and sets itself up as the Creator and source of human rights, including the right of free speech. 

And later on -- O Defiant Ones -- when your educated, free, creative, and responsible kids and grandkids full of life and humanity under God ask what you did in the war, you'll have something to say. The blessings of the fathers will be visited upon the children.   

Politics From the Pulpit

Update: Obama Praise Song "Publicly Posted Without Permission"

By Rick Pearcey • September 29, 2009, 10:33 AM

Joshua Rhett Miller reports at Fox News:

A song about President Obama that was performed by a group of young New Jersey students and has led to charges of indoctrination was videotaped and posted on the Internet without authorization, a district official told parents.

"The performance and the videotaping at the B. Bernice Young Elementary School in Burlington, N.J., have sparked a review by school officials, according to a letter to parents from Christopher Manno, Burlington Township's superintendent of schools.

"We are carefully evaluating what occurred and will implement any additional needed procedures to prevent children's images in school from being publicly posted without permission," Manno wrote on Friday. "We will also provide reasonable direction and guidelines so that classroom activities will not give the appearance of promoting a particular political perspective."

Is this an example of one fox videotaped in the hen house -- and other foxes complaining about the videotape?

About the only thing missing from the video were images of the glorious Obama walking among the children and patting them on their heads.

Didn't that glorious leader of Iraq -- what, Saddam Hussein -- do that sort of thing? Ah, don't worry. He was just a guy from the neighborhood.

If parents and neighbors are skeptical, good. That's precisley what they are expected to be as free and independent thinkers created in the image of the God who endows each of us with "certain unalienable rights."

By the way, one more thing is missing in the video: Education.

Read the whole story.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Poll: Obamacare Less Popular Than Ever

By Rick Pearcey • September 28, 2009, 01:36 PM

"Rasmussen Reports has a poll out today showing opposition to President Obama's health plan at 56 percent, and support at 41 percent," writes David Freddoso at the Washington Examiner. "That's the lowest level of support so far this year."

Here is "Support for Health Care Plan Hits New Low" at Rasmussen Reports.  

Herman Cain: Get Off the Couch or Socialism

By Rick Pearcey • September 28, 2009, 11:02 AM

"There's an old saying that there are three kinds of people in the world," writes Herman Cain, whose radio talk show is based in Altanta.

"There are people who make things happen, people who watch things happen and people who ask what happened. The latter group will wake up in the not-too-distant future and ask what happen to the United States of America if they just sit there."

Website: The New Herman Cain Show

Planned Parenthood Centers Closing in Indiana

By Rick Pearcey • September 28, 2009, 10:29 AM

"Several Indiana Planned Parenthood clinics are shutting down after losing state funds," reports OneNewsNow.

Exellent move. No entity that preaches, performs, or enables the convenient destruction of preborn human beings endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, including the right to life, ought to receive any financial support whatsoever.

This stand for humanness against barbarism is rooted in simple biology, practical compassion, and the mobilization of moral fact against hard, hard tyranny. Well done, Indiana.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Atlantic: The End of ACORN

By Rick Pearcey • September 26, 2009, 11:14 AM

Megan McArdle writes:

Atlantic correspondent Wendy Kaminer has a fairly scathing piece noting that ACORN has had problems for a long time -- and that its defenders have always responded by dismissing any problems as "minor"  [hmm ... "distractions"?] and complaining that partisan interests are harming all the fine work it does.  Are the people who go after it partisan?  Undoubtedly, as were the people who exposed problems at Halliburton, etc.  But when your workers are caught on tape offering to help you smuggle your illegal underage prostitutes across the border, impugning the motives of the tapers hardly suffices.

ACORN belongs in the woodchipper. And keep the Big Gov't woodchipper handy.

Hat tip: Big Government

Obama Campaign Scrubbed Website to Hide ACORN Ties
Video Shows ACORN Founder Plotting America's Downfall

500,000 "Pink Slips" on Their Way to Capitol Hill

By Rick Pearcey • September 26, 2009, 09:47 AM

"An innovative new campaign to alert Congress of widespread grass-roots opposition to massive new spending plans as well as other objectionable and intrusive legislation is already responsible -- in the first 24 hours -- for the distribution of 500,000 'pink slip' notices to members of the House and Senate," reports WorldNetDaily.

Here's an attractive announcement page for the campaign.

Read more about Send Congress a Pink Slip

Run Over the Federal Gov't. Twice
Video: Rush Limbaugh on Jay Leno Show
NY Magazine Links Rush, Savage, Bachmann, WND to Murder
Breitbart, Rush, and the Secular Cult of Politics 
O'Reilly, Letterman, and the Culture War

Friday, September 25, 2009

Obama's Dangerous UN Agenda

By Rick Pearcey • September 25, 2009, 10:31 AM

Ben Johnson writes at FrontPage:

Barack Obama's UN speech advanced a docrinaire left-wing foreign policy that will hamstring American defense, further sidlines the economy, and leave the nation relying on "law enforcement" to chase down terrorists after the fact. His anti-American statements were offensive, but his substantive proposals could do far more damage. 

Read the entire article.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

House Republicans Seek Probe Into Possible Obama Arts Corruption

By Rick Pearcey • September 24, 2009, 04:30 PM

"House Republicans are seeking a congressional investigation and information from the White House to determine whether the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) pushed politics in a conference call with potential grant recipients," reports CNSNews.com.

Official Dishonesty From National Endowment for the Arts
Michelangelo, Schaeffer, and the Kingdom of Washington
Fireproof: Reel Rebel Upsets Tinseltown Stereotypes

Spiritual Corruption Watch: Andersen Book Blows Obama-Ayers Cover on "Dreams"

By Rick Pearcey • September 24, 2009, 01:58 PM

Jack Cashill writes at American Thinker:

In his new book, Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage, best-selling celebrity journalist Christopher Andersen has blown a huge hole in the Obama genius myth without intending to do so.

Relying on inside sources, quite possibly Michelle Obama herself, Andersen describes how Dreams came to be published -- just as I had envisioned in my articles on the authorship of Dreams. With the deadline pressing, Michelle recommended that Barack seek advice from "his friend and Hyde Park neighbor Bill Ayers." . . .

Andersen continues, "In the end, Ayers's contribution to Barack's Dreams From My Father would be significant -- so much so that the book's language, oddly specific references, literary devices, and themes would bear a jarring similarity to Ayers' own writing." 

One wonders how any self-respecting, truthful person can allow his or her reputation for smarts, much less genius, to be constructed upon the work of others (whether the others are willing or otherwise). And yet there are such people, known people -- here in the Washington area and beyond -- including, to be fair, both Christians and non-Christians.

It's all part of the deception that occurs all too routinely in "authorship," "worldview thinking," column-"writing," radio "commentary," and all the rest.

What, you think these folks so often marked by a culture that doesn't have time to read legislation before they vote somehow have time, energy, and space to write books, columns, etc., etc?

And yet, if these "gods" are to maintain the pretense of having the necessary smarts to save the world from their Washington offices or Washington "ministries," they must create and maintain an image of genius, compassion, humility, "spirituality," and so on.

Hence the necessity of the unseen people doing unseen work, often well-compensated, down in the basement or on contract out in the hinterlands somewhere. Hence ghosted work is parlayed into speeches, retreaded into devotionals, sublimated into training programs, and upgraded in the latest greatest book "written" by Mister Big. And it all goes on the website (bio: "author of 34 books!"), as a humble service for the readers (i.e., potential donors), of course.

If you wonder why secularists laugh at and scorn Christians in Washington, it's partly because the veterans know the score, know the pretense, and are more than happy for ammunition handed to them by which to ridicule, distract, and attack. This pretense, these phonies, and these pretenders hurt many people.

Fundraising machines fueled by Big Names created by PR teams, researchers, and ghostwriters are no way to redeem the culture, folks.

Especially if out of the other side of his mouth Mr. Worldview Expert is telling sinners they need to shape up and accept He who is the Truth. A corrupt political culture is downstream from many things, including a corrupt, secularized, Madison Avenue "Christian" culture.

Fortunately, we can do better and have models available in the likes of a C.S. Lewis and a Francis Schaeffer who demonstrate the authenticity, efficacy, and spirituality of real work by real people.

Until the pretender model of "ministry" is cast aside -- and truth is practiced and not just preached -- it is difficult to see how the God of Truth can bless those who dissemble even while proclaiming on street corners that they move forward under his banner. Claiming the blessing of God -- and having the blessing of God -- are, of course, two different things.

For more on this, you might consult chapter 13 ("Substantial Healing in the Church") of True Sprituality by Francis Schaeffer and chapter 13 ("True Spirituality and Christian Worldview") of Total Truth by Nancy Pearcey.

Francis Schaeffer: "The Central Problem of Our Age"
Francis Schaeffer: A Student's Appreciation of a Distinct Approach
What Can We Learn From Francis Schaeffer?

Swindled: Obama's Healthcare Bait and Switch

By Rick Pearcey • September 24, 2009, 11:43 AM

"During the first nine months of his Presidency," writes David Catron at American Spectator, Barack Obama has accomplished the seemingly impossible: he has proven that a politician can be even less trustworthy than Bill Clinton."

Catron continues:

The broken promises of the latter were relatively conventional by Democrat standards.

Clinton ran on a middle class tax cut, for example, and promptly raised taxes. Dishonest, of course, but not terribly surprising.

Obama's policy pirouettes, however, have taken us to an entirely new level of presidential perfidy.

The man has reversed himself on virtually every position he espoused during last year's campaign.

And nowhere have these reversals been more brazen than in the case of health care. On a host of reform issues, including insurance mandates, taxing health benefits and patient choice,

Obama has demonstrated that his campaign rhetoric was utterly disingenuous.

Read the entire article.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Thoughtcamp Watch: Brits to Tighten Screws on Homeschooling?

By Rick Pearcey • September 23, 2009, 02:35 PM

"A recent British report calls for the government takeover of home schooling," reports OneNewsNow.

"The report was released in June 2009 by Graham Badman, who was commissioned to conduct the report by the Children's Secretary of Britain -- England's version of the U.S. Department of Education. Michael Smith, president of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), says the report is bad news for Britain."

Read the story from OneNewsNow.

Obama Speaks: Public Schools as Gov't Thoughtcamps
Thoughtcamp Spotlight: Obama in Schools to "Indoctrinate Children Into Socialist Agenda"

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Obama Science Czar Says Constitution Backs Compulsory Abortion

By Rick Pearcey • September 22, 2009, 10:53 PM

"Obama science czar John Holdren stated in a college textbook he co-authored that in conditions of emergency, compulsory abortion would be sustainable under the U.S. Constitution, even with Supreme Court review," reports WorldNetDaily.

Sure. That's what the Founders had in mind. Liberate themselves and their posterity from tryanny so that pregnant women could impose the act of ultimate tyranny upon preborn American citizens endowed by their Creator with "certain unalienable rights."

This overreach, this abuse of the Constitution, this kind of inhumanity imposed upon the American people is one of the reasons for rising resistance to Obama. (Along with the "racism," of course.)

Dr. "Doom" Pianka Speaks
Dawkins: Nazi Eugenics "May Not Be Bad"?

Monday, September 21, 2009

Democrat Healthcare Overhaul Dead?

By Rick Pearcey • September 21, 2009, 06:25 AM

"House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Sunday that the health-care plan that President Barack Obama is pushing in Congress is now dead and will not pass," reports Terry Jeffrey at CNSNews.com.

Questions to consider:

1) How can Americans be sure the un-Constitutional attempt by Democrats to overhaul healthcare truly is dead? Where is the stake in the heart?

2) Why does this death, or lack thereof, imply for the attempted secular-socialist Big government assault on liberty in America? Where are we now in the struggle to "refound" the American experiment in human freedom and dignity?

Friday, September 18, 2009

Unearthed! Obama's Ties to ACORN

By Rick Pearcey • September 18, 2009, 08:28 AM

"While ACORN remains riddled in scandal, lawmakers have voted to cut off federal funding to the group, the U.S. Census Bureau has severed ties to the organization -- and the White House has blasted its behavior as 'unnacceptable'," reports WorldNetDaily.

"But just how extensive are President Obama's personal ties to ACORN?"

Go here for a timeline that may not appear at the website of the White House, MSNBC, or other unapproved media outlets.

ACORN and Underage Illegal Alien Sex Slaves
Video Shows ACORN Founder Plotting America's Downfall

Pelosi Plays "Violence" Card

By Rick Pearcey • September 18, 2009, 07:38 AM

If a thug with a knife or gun tries to get you inside his car, don't.

Speak up, speak out, resist.

If a politician with a podium tries to get you inside his tyranny, don't.

Speak up, speak out, resist.

Resistance is exactly what power-grubbers -- thief, thug, or politician -- do not want to see or hear. It's inefficient. It's inconvenient. A distraction. And it may well call attention to malappropriate designs. 

Those malappropriate designs may be directed at your beautiful bride. Or they may be directed at the Creator's beautiful gift of freedom. The humane and loving person resists.

"A great many Americans -- a majority, according to recent polls -- are just plain fed up with the direction in which the Obama administration, and its liberal-Dem majority supporters in Congress, are trying to shove this nation," writes Richard N. Weltz at American Thinker.

"But don't speak up or speak out if you are among them," Weltz continues.

"According to former president Jimmy Carter, that makes you a racist. According to current harridan Nancy Pelosi, that makes you an inciter to violence."

Indeed. There's something about socialist, big government tyranny -- red or yellow, black or white -- that does not quite sit well with those who remember something about freedom under God, about a Declaration of inalienable rights, and about a Constitution designed to keep tyranny chained.

"Racist!" is a way of shutting you up and getting you inside the car.

"Violence!" is a way of shutting you up and getting you inside the System.

Resistance, however, is a way of not qoing quietly into the night of tyranny.

Rebelling against the knife, the gun, the thug, and the power-monger is a way to protect yourself, your bride, your God-given freedom.

We your neighors hear you. We hear your voice. Our eyes turn toward you. We see your face. We resist with you.

Thug, put down your knife. We would like to talk.

Thug, put down your gun. We would like to discuss.

Politician, listen. 

You may shout. You may scream. You may warn. You may threaten. Eyes may moisten.

But we resist your tearful tyranny. We know the teeth are not far away. 

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tearful Pelosi Warns Against Political "Violence"

By Rick Pearcey • September 17, 2009, 03:19 PM

The United States already allows an abortion barbarism that imposes death and destruction upon millions of preborn human beings.

Meanwhile, this in from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: "I have concerns about some of the language that is being used . . ."

Here she is on video.

* For additional discussion, see these comments at Facebook.

Hat tip: Drudge Report

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Loaded Question of the Day

By Rick Pearcey • September 15, 2009, 01:22 PM

Of these two choices, what's the greater threat to Americans today -- An out of control un-Constitutional Congress and White House, or a healthcare system that needs improvement but which is still the envy of the world?

Obama Asked to Apologize for Lying to the American People

By Rick Pearcey • September 15, 2009, 10:05 AM

"An immigration enforcement organization is calling on President Barack Obama to publicly apologize to Congress, the media, and the entire nation for lying about illegal immigrants not having access to healthcare reform benefits," reports OneNewsNow.

Democrats to Introduce Resolution to Condemn Rep. Joe Wilson

By Rick Pearcey • September 15, 2009, 09:55 AM

Connie Hair writes at Human Events:

In a move dripping hypocrisy, Democrats in the House are poised to introduce a floor resolution today to condemn Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) for his outburst during the President’s health care speech to a joint session of Congress last week.

Read the entire article.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Obamacare Authoritarian and Unconstitutional

By Rick Pearcey • September 11, 2009, 06:27 AM

Mark J. Fitzgibbons at American Thinker gets to the point:

In his September 9 address to Congress and the nation on health insurance, President Obama said that under his plan, individuals will be required to carry basic health insurance.

There is no clause in Article I of the Constitution authorizing Congress to craft legislation forcing individuals to purchase insurance.

Fitzgibbons concludes, "Mr. Obama's proposal not only deprives us of a freedom to use our money as we best deem fit, and is therefore authoritarian, but it is unconstitutional as well."

Barack Obama may not be aware of this tragic inconsistency. Or he may not care.

In any case, those who care about Constitutional government and the preservation of liberty upon this planet cannot afford to let this abuse stand.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Patriots Storming Washington, Concerned About "Constitutional Rights"

By Rick Pearcey • September 10, 2009, 08:26 AM

"Just one day after President Obama plans tries to recapture the initiative in the health-care debate debate with a speech to a joint session of Congress, thousands of taxpayers plan to storm Washington, D.C., in a three-day event to take their fight against excessive spending, bailouts, growth of big government and soaring deficits to the front door of the U.S. Capitol," reports WorldNetDaily.

"In a major movement unaffiliated with -- but inspired by -- Fox News' Glenn Beck's 9-12 Project, called the National Taxpayer Protest, thousands of Americans are answering the call and traveling to make their voices heard at Capitol Hill," reports WND. "Sept. 10 marks the kickoff of the three-day march on Washington."

According to Darla Dawald of Grassfire/ResistNet, a group that has helped organize the protest, "Our mission is to present a unified voice of concern over the current administration's policies regarding taxation, our economy, foreign and domestic policy, as well as our individual constitutional rights as American citizens."

Read the news story from WorldNetDaily.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Palin on Obamacare Flubbing the Point?

By Rick Pearcey • September 9, 2009, 03:06 PM

This is not an endorsement, but speaking theoretically, one of the reasons the United States would be better off with a Sarah Palin as president rather than a Barack Obama is that she operates within thought-forms closer to the mission statement and vision statement of our country -- as defined by the Declaration of Independence and as safeguarded by a form of government consistent with the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Now comes the Palin op-ed that appears in yesterday's Wall Street Journal. The op-ed makes several points worthy of discussion. For example, "that the Democrats' proposals would still empower unelected bureaucrats to make decisions affecting life or death health-care matters."

That's good, and the op-ed is a worthy read. But does it miss a crucial point, perhaps the crucial point?

Consider how the former governor of Alaska defines "real health-care reform." She says it is "market-oriented, patient-centered, and result-driven."

Attractive as this sounds, my friends, I am not so sure. Yes. Big federal-centric government is a devastating problem -- but, at the heart of the matter, on what grounds?

At its strategic core, it seems to me, for those who appreciate something of the historic and principial struggle between liberty and tyranny, real healthcare reform is primarily Constitution-oriented and Declaration-oriented.

Is this not more to the point?

The weakness of the merely "market-oriented," etc., formulation is that it leaves untouched the socialist big government premise that the ever-expanding and mutating federal empire somehow has the Constitutional authority to impose its freedom-limiting will on American healthcare in the first place. 

An additional weakness is that it offers a tactical answer to a strategic challenge, an approach that seems ill-suited to win the battle for freedom, much less healthcare. Moreover, it offers solutions that belong to realms beyond the calling of government, especially the federal government. 

Far better to get government out of the way of markets, so that ethical people can creatively make their living and provide for their families. Far better to get government out of the doctor's office, so that health is not subject to political calculations and the aspirations of rogue politicians. Far better to see results driven by success, health, and humanity.

But perhaps I err. In that case, if someone would like to make the Constitutional argument for socialized medicine, please step forward. In the process, please note that Democrat Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia has already admitted that "there is 'no place in the Constitution' that mentions health care."

What seems to disturb -- and rightly so -- so many of the Tea Party people is that too many members of both the Democratic and Republican Parties seem not to appreciate the Constitutional crisis at the heart of not just the healthcare debate but so many other issues across the board in American life and political thought today.

My conviction is that there is hope for freedom in America.

A free and dignified people -- who have "read the directions" and who understand they are created in the image of God and thereby endowed by our Creator with "certain unalienable rights" -- do not willingly sell the soul of liberty in exchange for state-controlled hospitals or equalized medical outcomes as rationed by socialists, calculating politicians in Congress, "helpful" federal bureaucrats pulling strings from Washington, or greedy power-grubbers in general.

This is why we begin to resist that growing train of abuses conceived and enacted against our will and against the content and spirit of the Founding vision. We welcome the arrival of public servants who know precisely where to drive the stake.

Rush: NEA Promotes Obama Propaganda

By Rick Pearcey • September 9, 2009, 10:20 AM

From the Rush Limbaugh radio show:

What we have here first up is a conference call between the editorial page's Kerry Picket at the Washington Times, and the spokesman for the National Endowment for the Arts, Yosi Sergant. And the conversation here is about a conference call in which the NEA tried to recruit artists to push the Obama agenda.

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Official Dishonesty From National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts Trying to Create Cult of Obama
Fireproof: Reel Rebel Upsets Tinseltown Stereotypes

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Obama Speaks: Public Schools as Gov't Thoughtcamps

By Rick Pearcey • September 8, 2009, 09:32 AM

David Welch, founder of the U.S. Pastor Council, says there's far more at work today in Obama's talk to kids in schools than a simple speech to kids in schools. 

Read "It's About Much More Than 1 Speech."

Brainwashing You Can Believe In

By Rick Pearcey • September 8, 2009, 07:47 AM

Neil Braithwaite takes a look at American Thinker:

When Barack Obama told a Missouri crowd last November, "We are five days from fundamentally changing the United States of America," he meant exactly what he said and had a plan to do just that.

What is so striking about that statement is that in order to "fundamentally change" America, Obama will have to destroy the foundation laid by the founding fathers and replace it with one that serves his socialist ideology.

Read the column . . .

Monday, September 7, 2009

Text: Obama Remarks on Education

By Rick Pearcey • September 7, 2009, 12:51 PM

Below is the complete text of remarks President Obama is slated to deliver tomorrow to the schoolchildren of America. Released by the White House.

Prepared Remarks of President Barack Obama

Back to School Event

Arlington, Virginia

September 8, 2009

The President: Hello everyone -- how’s everybody doing today? I’m here with students at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. And we’ve got students tuning in from all across America, kindergarten through twelfth grade. I’m glad you all could join us today.

I know that for many of you, today is the first day of school. And for those of you in kindergarten, or starting middle or high school, it’s your first day in a new school, so it’s understandable if you’re a little nervous. I imagine there are some seniors out there who are feeling pretty good right now, with just one more year to go. And no matter what grade you’re in, some of you are probably wishing it were still summer, and you could’ve stayed in bed just a little longer this morning.

I know that feeling. When I was young, my family lived in Indonesia for a few years, and my mother didn’t have the money to send me where all the American kids went to school. So she decided to teach me extra lessons herself, Monday through Friday -- at 4:30 in the morning.

Now I wasn’t too happy about getting up that early. A lot of times, I’d fall asleep right there at the kitchen table. But whenever I’d complain, my mother would just give me one of those looks and say, "This is no picnic for me either, buster."

So I know some of you are still adjusting to being back at school. But I’m here today because I have something important to discuss with you. I’m here because I want to talk with you about your education and what’s expected of all of you in this new school year.

Now I’ve given a lot of speeches about education. And I’ve talked a lot about responsibility.

I’ve talked about your teachers’ responsibility for inspiring you, and pushing you to learn.

I’ve talked about your parents’ responsibility for making sure you stay on track, and get your homework done, and don’t spend every waking hour in front of the TV or with that Xbox.

I’ve talked a lot about your government’s responsibility for setting high standards, supporting teachers and principals, and turning around schools that aren’t working where students aren’t getting the opportunities they deserve.

But at the end of the day, we can have the most dedicated teachers, the most supportive parents, and the best schools in the world -- and none of it will matter unless all of you fulfill your responsibilities. Unless you show up to those schools; pay attention to those teachers; listen to your parents, grandparents and other adults; and put in the hard work it takes to succeed.

And that’s what I want to focus on today: the responsibility each of you has for your education. I want to start with the responsibility you have to yourself.

Every single one of you has something you’re good at. Every single one of you has something to offer. And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that is. That’s the opportunity an education can provide.

Maybe you could be a good writer -- maybe even good enough to write a book or articles in a newspaper -- but you might not know it until you write a paper for your English class. Maybe you could be an innovator or an inventor -- maybe even good enough to come up with the next iPhone or a new medicine or vaccine -- but you might not know it until you do a project for your science class. Maybe you could be a mayor or a Senator or a Supreme Court Justice, but you might not know that until you join student government or the debate team.

And no matter what you want to do with your life -- I guarantee that you’ll need an education to do it. You want to be a doctor, or a teacher, or a police officer? You want to be a nurse or an architect, a lawyer or a member of our military? You’re going to need a good education for every single one of those careers. You can’t drop out of school and just drop into a good job. You’ve got to work for it and train for it and learn for it.

And this isn’t just important for your own life and your own future. What you make of your education will decide nothing less than the future of this country. What you’re learning in school today will determine whether we as a nation can meet our greatest challenges in the future.

You’ll need the knowledge and problem-solving skills you learn in science and math to cure diseases like cancer and AIDS, and to develop new energy technologies and protect our environment. You’ll need the insights and critical thinking skills you gain in history and social studies to fight poverty and homelessness, crime and discrimination, and make our nation more fair and more free. You’ll need the creativity and ingenuity you develop in all your classes to build new companies that will create new jobs and boost our economy.

We need every single one of you to develop your talents, skills and intellect so you can help solve our most difficult problems. If you don’t do that -- if you quit on school -- you’re not just quitting on yourself, you’re quitting on your country.

Now I know it’s not always easy to do well in school. I know a lot of you have challenges in your lives right now that can make it hard to focus on your schoolwork.

I get it. I know what that’s like. My father left my family when I was two years old, and I was raised by a single mother who struggled at times to pay the bills and wasn’t always able to give us things the other kids had. There were times when I missed having a father in my life. There were times when I was lonely and felt like I didn’t fit in.

So I wasn’t always as focused as I should have been. I did some things I’m not proud of, and got in more trouble than I should have. And my life could have easily taken a turn for the worse.

But I was fortunate. I got a lot of second chances and had the opportunity to go to college, and law school, and follow my dreams. My wife, our First Lady Michelle Obama, has a similar story. Neither of her parents had gone to college, and they didn’t have much. But they worked hard, and she worked hard, so that she could go to the best schools in this country.

Some of you might not have those advantages. Maybe you don’t have adults in your life who give you the support that you need. Maybe someone in your family has lost their job, and there’s not enough money to go around. Maybe you live in a neighborhood where you don’t feel safe, or have friends who are pressuring you to do things you know aren’t right.

But at the end of the day, the circumstances of your life -- what you look like, where you come from, how much money you have, what you’ve got going on at home -- that’s no excuse for neglecting your homework or having a bad attitude. That’s no excuse for talking back to your teacher, or cutting class, or dropping out of school. That’s no excuse for not trying.

Where you are right now doesn’t have to determine where you’ll end up. No one’s written your destiny for you. Here in America, you write your own destiny. You make your own future.

That’s what young people like you are doing every day, all across America.

Young people like Jazmin Perez, from Roma, Texas. Jazmin didn’t speak English when she first started school. Hardly anyone in her hometown went to college, and neither of her parents had gone either. But she worked hard, earned good grades, got a scholarship to Brown University, and is now in graduate school, studying public health, on her way to being Dr. Jazmin Perez.

I’m thinking about Andoni Schultz, from Los Altos, California, who’s fought brain cancer since he was three. He’s endured all sorts of treatments and surgeries, one of which affected his memory, so it took him much longer -- hundreds of extra hours -- to do his schoolwork. But he never fell behind, and he’s headed to college this fall.

And then there’s Shantell Steve, from my hometown of Chicago, Illinois. Even when bouncing from foster home to foster home in the toughest neighborhoods, she managed to get a job at a local health center; start a program to keep young people out of gangs; and she’s on track to graduate high school with honors and go on to college.

Jazmin, Andoni and Shantell aren’t any different from any of you. They faced challenges in their lives just like you do. But they refused to give up. They chose to take responsibility for their education and set goals for themselves. And I expect all of you to do the same.

That’s why today, I’m calling on each of you to set your own goals for your education -- and to do everything you can to meet them. Your goal can be something as simple as doing all your homework, paying attention in class, or spending time each day reading a book. Maybe you’ll decide to get involved in an extracurricular activity, or volunteer in your community. Maybe you’ll decide to stand up for kids who are being teased or bullied because of who they are or how they look, because you believe, like I do, that all kids deserve a safe environment to study and learn. Maybe you’ll decide to take better care of yourself so you can be more ready to learn. And along those lines, I hope you’ll all wash your hands a lot, and stay home from school when you don’t feel well, so we can keep people from getting the flu this fall and winter.

Whatever you resolve to do, I want you to commit to it. I want you to really work at it.

I know that sometimes, you get the sense from TV that you can be rich and successful without any hard work -- that your ticket to success is through rapping or basketball or being a reality TV star, when chances are, you’re not going to be any of those things.

But the truth is, being successful is hard. You won’t love every subject you study. You won’t click with every teacher. Not every homework assignment will seem completely relevant to your life right this minute. And you won’t necessarily succeed at everything the first time you try.

That’s OK. Some of the most successful people in the world are the ones who’ve had the most failures. JK Rowling’s first Harry Potter book was rejected twelve times before it was finally published. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team, and he lost hundreds of games and missed thousands of shots during his career. But he once said, "I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."

These people succeeded because they understand that you can’t let your failures define you -- you have to let them teach you. You have to let them show you what to do differently next time. If you get in trouble, that doesn’t mean you’re a troublemaker, it means you need to try harder to behave. If you get a bad grade, that doesn’t mean you’re stupid, it just means you need to spend more time studying.

No one’s born being good at things, you become good at things through hard work. You’re not a varsity athlete the first time you play a new sport. You don’t hit every note the first time you sing a song. You’ve got to practice. It’s the same with your schoolwork. You might have to do a math problem a few times before you get it right, or read something a few times before you understand it, or do a few drafts of a paper before it’s good enough to hand in.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. I do that every day. Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength. It shows you have the courage to admit when you don’t know something, and to learn something new. So find an adult you trust -- a parent, grandparent or teacher; a coach or counselor -- and ask them to help you stay on track to meet your goals.

And even when you’re struggling, even when you’re discouraged, and you feel like other people have given up on you - don’t ever give up on yourself. Because when you give up on yourself, you give up on your country.

The story of America isn’t about people who quit when things got tough. It’s about people who kept going, who tried harder, who loved their country too much to do anything less than their best.

It’s the story of students who sat where you sit 250 years ago, and went on to wage a revolution and found this nation. Students who sat where you sit 75 years ago who overcame a Depression and won a world war; who fought for civil rights and put a man on the moon. Students who sat where you sit 20 years ago who founded Google, Twitter and Facebook and changed the way we communicate with each other.

So today, I want to ask you, what’s your contribution going to be? What problems are you going to solve? What discoveries will you make? What will a president who comes here in twenty or fifty or one hundred years say about what all of you did for this country?

Your families, your teachers, and I are doing everything we can to make sure you have the education you need to answer these questions. I’m working hard to fix up your classrooms and get you the books, equipment and computers you need to learn. But you’ve got to do your part too. So I expect you to get serious this year. I expect you to put your best effort into everything you do. I expect great things from each of you. So don’t let us down -- don’t let your family or your country or yourself down. Make us all proud. I know you can do it.

Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.

Hat tip: Fox News

Senator Admits: "No Place in Constitution That Says Healthcare"

By Rick Pearcey • September 7, 2009, 10:54 AM

"During a town hall meeting at the Fredericksburg Expo Center, Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) said [to a high school teacher] there is 'no place in the Constitution' that mentions health care or education, or even gives individuals the right to own a telephone," reports CNSNews.com.

"Warner also indicated that the high school government teacher was perhaps suggesting that government-run Medicare and Medicaid should be dissolved," says CNSNews.

Then, quoting Warner, this:

So I take, I take by your question, I take by your question , I take by your question that you would get rid of Medicare and Medicaid? . . . Or would you, are you, let me make sure I understand, you’re advocating doing away with Medicare, right? Because that’s a government program. I just want to make clear that you are suggesting doing away with Medicare.

This smacks of scare tactics. This is a senator trying to scare people into accepting un-Constitutional tyranny because some in America have gotten used to some of the benefits of big government -- benefits which clearly are temporary (watch what happens when the money runs out) and bait for tyranny (watch what happens when all matters of health are subject to government rationing, bureaucratic impositions, and political calculations).

The senator seems to suggest that America is too far down the path of Big Government to correct course and push instead for positive change based on Constitutional content and Declarational norms.

But he is wrong. We are human beings created in the image of God and endowed by our Creator with "certain unalienable rights." We are not locked inside or limited by the machine, the system, the establishment, or the confines of any federal closet.

Here are three additional points: 

First, two wrongs do not make a right. And 138 Constitutional wrongs do not make a right, either. Just because America made a wrong turn years ago, it does not follow that we cannot retrace our steps, locate the proper direction, and get back on track. That is, if the destination is freedom, and our cause is that of liberty.

Second, real reform means addressing the challenge at the crucial point -- and the crucial point governmentally is the abandonment of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence by political elites headquartered in Washington, D.C. The status quo of an imposed federal hegemony is unacceptable.

The issue is not: We can have healthcare reform "if it is paid for," for that opens the door to any kind of federal encroachment as long as the money is there (or can be made to appear to be there).

Understand: For tyrants or pretend "messiahs" who want total control, no price is too high to achieve their goals. But for those who prefer neither black or white, red or yellow at the slave auction, no price is worth it to sell our liberty, forfeit our souls, and abuse our posterity.

Third, the senator misses a more germaine question, for those who prefer a humane and dignified liberty over an inhumane and belittling tyranny, namely:

A) Are Americans better off with healthcare overhauled and run by politicians? Or

B) Are Americans better off with politicians and government overhauled by the norms and content of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights?

Our Founding Fathers chose the path of liberty. Their children know what to do.

We Americans have seen this before. We have seen the smiling faces, but also the sharp teeth.

We have refused the bait and faced down tyranny before. And with a "firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence," we can do so again.

George Will: NEA Pro-Obama Conference Call Likely Broke Laws -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • September 7, 2009, 09:36 AM

Breitbart TV has the video.

Meanwhile: Are there any rebellious, freethinking, anti-status-quo, anti-Establishment, anti-System, Bourgeoisie-and-"The System"-decrying "Rage against the Machine"-challenging artists out there willing to address the question of state-sponsored propaganda masquerading as "art"?

Hat tip: Big Hollywood

Official Dishonesty From National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts Trying to Create Cult of Obama
Fireproof: Reel Rebel Upsets Tinseltown Stereotypes

Friday, September 4, 2009

Montel Williams Urges Michele Bachmann to Kill Herself

By Rick Pearcey • September 4, 2009, 07:36 AM

From YouTube, Montel Williams offers advice:

Michele, slit your wrist. Go ahead. Why not? . . . Do us all a better thing. Move that knife up about two feet. Start right at the collar bone. . . .

Hat tip: Breitbart TV

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Congressman Warns of Dictatorship

By Rick Pearcey • September 3, 2009, 02:41 PM

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, M.D., of Georgia is "again raising the specter of Democrats turning the United States into a totalitarian state," reports the Athens Banner-Herald.

"More than 1,000 people combined turned out to hear Broun speak mostly on the topic of health care at town hall meetings Wednesday in Madison and Greene County," says the Banner-Herald.

Hat tip: Drudge Report

Official Dishonesty From National Endowment for the Arts

By Rick Pearcey • September 3, 2009, 10:22 AM

The "Water Cooler" over at the Washington Times has been hearing things:

The Washington Times Water Cooler reported that we contacted the National Endowment for the Arts's (NEA) Yosi Sergant about an August 10th conference call invitation sent out to artists and other creative influence peddlers.  

When asked if the NEA sent the invitation, Mr. Sergant denied the NEA had sent the invitations to any participants for the conference call and refused to send the Washington Times a copy of the invite. AUDIO

More at Water Cooler . . .

Hat tip: Big Hollywood

National Endowment for the Arts Trying to Create Cult of Obama

Will Americans Accept Totalitarian Government?

By Rick Pearcey • September 3, 2009, 09:08 AM

Arthur Robinson, Ph.D., has written an excellent column, published at WorldNetDaily:

In the 18th century . . . . [w]hile most of the nations of the world chose to continue on various roads to oppression -- roads that led to socialism, fascism, Marxism, dictatorship and other forms of tyranny, the American people chose individual human freedom.

Now, America has retraced her steps to that fateful intersection. Now, she is poised to travel the road of slavery and tyranny. Now, those who still understand her greatness must prevent this. They must turn America back to the road of freedom. . . . [emphasis added]

Both Barack Obama and his press secretary have actually responded to questions about the rightness and constitutionality of certain actions they are taking with the simple -- in your face, I will not discuss it further -- words, "We won!" They consider themselves all-powerful because Mr. Obama received 53 percent of the vote in a national election and because his Democratic Party received majority votes in the majority of the congressional elections. They claim that, therefore, they can do anything they wish to the American people. . . .

This tyranny must be stopped -- soon -- by peaceful means! The alternative is chilling! The Declaration of Independence goes on to say, "That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it."

The necessary exercise of this further right of the people by force in the 1700s resulted in much suffering and death. Its exercise today, with modern technology, would be far, far worse.

Read the entire column by Arthur Robinson. 

Thoughtcamp Spotlight: Obama in Schools to "Indoctrinate Children Into Socialist Agenda"

By Rick Pearcey • September 3, 2009, 08:32 AM

"President Barack Obama's plans for a televised back-to-school address to students next week are drawing fire from some conservatives, who say he's just trying to indoctrinate them to his political beliefs," writes Nia-Malika Henderson at Politico.

Yesterday on Facebook I wrote:

An event like Obama's presumptive, disrespectful in-your-face "these kids are my kids" speech to the public schools (all for a good cause, of course) may well sufficiently raise the consciousness of parents to begin a mass exodus out of the gov't school thoughtcamps.

Educational authority resides in parents, not in the State. No cause is good enough to sell our souls, forfeit our obligations, or give our kids away to any president, state, or other pretender of the gods.

As the Declaration of Independence makes clear, the American experiment in liberty is about independence under God, not dependence on presidents, Washington regimes, or federally controlled thoughtcamps otherwise known as schools.

Healthcare Constitutional? 1 Big Lie, 3 Basic Questions

By Rick Pearcey • September 3, 2009, 07:39 AM

W. James Antle III writes at American Spectator:

There is plenty of nonsense in this Newsweek dissection of the "top 5 lies" in the health care debate, but this one takes the cake: "But when fear and loathing hijack the brain, anything becomes believable-even that health-care reform is unconstitutional. To disprove that, check the commerce clause: Article I, Section 8."

Umm, what in Article I, Section 8 gives the federal government anything like the powers contained in Obamacare?

On the crucial issue of the Constitutionality of government-controlled healthcare, here are three questions I raised recently at Sarah Palin's page on Facebook:

1) Where in the Constitution, as written, is healthcare enumerated as a legitimate exercise of the federal government?

2) Are the American people better off with healthcare under the control of the Washington establishment, or are they better off with the federal government under the Constitution (as written)?

3) Insofar as federal control of healthcare violates the U.S. Constitution, let us ask: Are the American people better off with -- or without -- the U.S. Constitution?

Read the rest of James Antle's post at American Spectator.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Obesity Report Wants Gov't Restrictions on "Unhealthy" Restaurants

By Rick Pearcey • September 2, 2009, 12:21 PM

From CNSNews.com:

A newly released report by the Institute for Medicine and the National Research Council details strategies for local governments to combat what it calls an epidemic of childhood obesity, including enacting zoning and land-use regulations that would “restrict fast food establishments near school grounds and public playgrounds.”

On the other hand, try this: Constitutional limits on unhealthy government.

The crazy assumption being, of course, that a free and dignified people do not need tyrannical, micromanagerial government to save them from themselves.

But these sorts of reports, along with the threat of Obamacare, etc., suggest that free Americans may need to organize to protect their lives, families, and freedoms from an increasingly intrusive, overbearing, and anti-Constitutional hegemonic regime headquartered in Washington, D.C.

National Endowment for the Arts Trying to Create Cult of Obama

By Rick Pearcey • September 2, 2009, 11:24 AM

Are you a rebellious artist longing for transformational hope and change?

Well, note this: Barack Obama loves your creativity, and the National Endowment for the Arts has a wonderful plan for your work.

Go here for an insider's look at an NEA teleconference call encouraging artists to get their pro-Obama groove on. 

Fireproof: Reel Rebel Upsets Tinseltown Stereotypes
Major New Van Gogh Show
Controversy Over Michelangelo Sculpture
Michelangelo, Schaeffer, and the Kingdom of Washington

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Glenn Beck & Black Pastor: "We Are Losing Our Freedom" -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • September 1, 2009, 02:41 PM

As this video indicates, Pastor Stephen Broden appears to get it. Big time.

Here's the website of Fair Park Bible Fellowship Church in Dallas.

If the Obamas have yet to settle on a church to attend, they might look carefully at this one.

We'll pay the gas and airfare.

Better yet, move the White House to Dallas. Get it out of occupied terrority.

Speaking of Appeasement

By Rick Pearcey • September 1, 2009, 08:33 AM

On this 70th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Poland, it occurs to me that appeasement is a defensive tactic that can be applied with inhumane results not just externally abroad but also internally here at home. 

What say we therefore stop appeasing tyranny out of Washington, D.C.?

What say we put a stop to the federal-centric invasions of our homes, businesses, churches, schools, and so many other sectors of society that operate properly and Constitutionally beyond the oversight of the power-grubers of Capitol Hill?

Let's show the home-grown totalitarians of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and big government the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution. And then let's show them the door.

Would-Be Va. Governor Flip-Flops on Conservative Stance

By Rick Pearcey • September 1, 2009, 07:48 AM

From OneNewsNow:

The head of a Virginia conservative group is asking Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell to clarify his stances on traditional values issues in light of his attempt to distance himself from a master's thesis he wrote for an evangelical Christian school 20 years ago.

Did McDonnell just lose the election?

Why Big Government Hates God

By Rick Pearcey • September 1, 2009, 07:05 AM

The U.S. government was once the "God-friendliest goverment in the whole world," writes Joseph Farah. "But as Washington's power and reach grew well beyond its constitutional restrictions, something happened."

To Succeed as a Socialist . . .

By Rick Pearcey • September 1, 2009, 06:10 AM

. . . U.S. President Barack Obama must lie, lie, and lie again, argues John Griffing in "The Prince of Lies" at American Thinker.

By the way, here are a couple of quotes from Griffing's article, attributed to Vladimir Lenin, who brought change to Russia:

A lie told often enough becomes the truth.

Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism.

Monday, August 31, 2009

TV Network Rejects Anti-Obamacare Ad ... Watch the Ad

By Rick Pearcey • August 31, 2009, 09:16 AM

"ABC is refusing to run a paid television ad that warns a government-run healthcare plan will 'hurt' seniors and 'ration coverage and care'," reports OneNewsNow.

The ad is produced by the League of American Voters.

Watch the ad rejected by ABC.

CNN: Where Was Tea Party Movement Before Now?

By Rick Pearcey • August 31, 2009, 08:47 AM

"That was the incredulous, sniping demand of CNN 'news' anchor Tony Harris, who gives almost as much opinion as news," notes the editorial page of the Augusta Chronicle.

"Harris was interviewing an organizer of the Tea Party Express -- a caravan that will ride from Sacramento, Calif., to Washington, D.C., to dramatize growing concern among many Americans about the out-of-control federal government."

By the way, avant-garde readers of The Pearcey Report and Pro-Existence may note a certain turn of phrase in the following (emphasis added):

. . . many Americans are coming to see that [Obama's] unprecedented spending, his plan to bail out irresponsible mortgage holders, his ineffective and wildly irresponsible stimulus plan, and his government-centric philosophy are making things worse -- especially for our progeny.

Here's the entire editorial.

Resistance Watch: Libs Fret While Americans Up in Arms

By Rick Pearcey • August 31, 2009, 08:26 AM

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown write at Frontpage magazine:

Leftist elites are up in arms about Americans up in arms.

At two recent Obama town hall meetings, men exercising their Second Amendment rights were spotted carrying firearms.

While we do not condone threatening the president or anyone else for that matter, these citizens are well within their rights.

It is legal to carry a firearm while demonstrating to protect your liberties.

By the way, one of the perhaps "racist" men exercising his 2nd Amendment rights was a black guy. A "crucial detail" "glossed over" by the Collaborationist Press. Oops!

Read the entire column.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Heathcare a Moral Imperative

By Rick Pearcey • August 28, 2009, 11:17 AM

But it's not a Constitutional right. "The two are as different as a squirt gun and an Uzi," writes columnist Larry Elder.
"If something is not permitted under our Constitution, the federal government simply cannot do it. Period."

More . . .

Palin, Obama, and the End of Privacy

By Rick Pearcey • August 28, 2009, 10:10 AM

"Under the ObamaCare healthcare nightmare," writes G. Wesley Clarke, M.D., in "No More Privacy Under ObamaCare" at American Thinker, "the private details of your medical history would be made accessible to an unknown number of government bureaucrats, for supposedly legal purposes, but also for illegal snooping by thousands of government employees."

Yesterday on Sarah Palin's Facebook page, I suggested the attack on privacy may be part of a larger pattern:

The privacy of Sarah Palin and family has been eviscerated by a secular media and political machine willing to exploit any opening. Meanwhile, Obama wants no media intrusion into the lives of his girls but total government intrusion into the lives of everyone else's girls. [a point I had made earlier on my own FB page]

Is this part and parcel of being a public figure or perhaps an indication that privacy in principle is dead in an America that has lost its Declarational and Constitutional moorings? 

Jaya Jones commented on this:  "I agree with you. The same standards should apply to all. We have a First Family that seems to think they are royalty. Typical Socialists."

Mary Ann Gordon replied: "Scrutiny of all MINOR children of any public official should be OFF LIMITS."

"Yes," I wrote, "but if one's politics erases such lines, it is difficult to maintain them when it touches those friends and family you happen to care about. A humane and legitimate privacy may not be able to withstand ideological notions that assault the individual, the family as a defined structure, business within its own proper sphere, and so on. The deification of equality requires the obliteration of diversity, hence, the end of privacy."

"Equality" is part of the rationale the White House is using to impose a government-controlled heathcare regime upon the American people.

Obama wishes to "spread the healthcare around," as it were. But this will spread health misery around, just as socialistic attempts to "spread the wealth" have imposed economic misery (but not upon those who are doing the spreading, mind you).

The deification of equality in healthcare requires the obliteration of diversity. No matter how pleasing the sales language employed to market this agenda, it entails principially the end of the individual as a respected being of worth and significance, and therefore the end of privacy.

Healthcare rationing controlled by federal operatives will be, of necessity, exceedingly impersonal. Both philosophically and in practice. And it will be very intimately impersonal.

There is an alternative to this impersonal steamroller, however. You can maintain such a humane respect, but that will require moving forward on the basis of the Declaration (as written), the Constitution (as written), and the high estimation of the individual as a creature endowed by our Creator with "certain unalienable rights." Not as empty "god-talk" but -- as our Founders understood -- as holistic truth that rightfully shapes the direction of our nation, including public policy.

Otherwise, there is the steamroller, the machine, the equalized end of privacy. As G. Welsley Clarke concludes his comments at American Thinker: "So much for the 'Constitutional right to privacy' -- your privacy is only important when it serves progressive objectives, but worthless when they want to seize power." 

Clearly, we can do better. And what human being, endowed by our Creator to rage against the machine, wouldn't want to?

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Expert: Congresswoman "Dead Wrong" on Healthcare and Constitution

By Rick Pearcey • August 27, 2009, 11:38 AM

"A prominent historian and constitutional expert says a Democratic congresswoman from New Hampshire is 'dead wrong' to suggest that 'the Constitution did not cover everything'," reports OneNewsNow.

"Representative Carol Shea-Porter (D-New Hampshire) was asked recently by a talk-radio caller about the constitutionality of the Democrats' government-run healthcare plan. Her response has at least one constitutional expert wondering whether she has ever read the Constitution." . . . 

That expert is "author and historian David Barton, the president of WallBuilders." According to OneNewsNow, Barton "says Shea-Porter's comments reflect her view that Washington government should run everything. He notes that both the Ninth and Tenth Amendments say anything that is not explicitly covered in the Constitution belongs to the states and to the people."

Coulter: More Liberal Lies About Healthcare

By Rick Pearcey • August 27, 2009, 10:50 AM

Coulter writes:

With the Democrats getting slaughtered -- or should I say, "receiving mandatory end-of-life counseling" -- in the debate over national health care, the Obama administration has decided to change the subject by indicting CIA interrogators for talking tough to three of the world's leading Muslim terrorists.

Had I been asked, I would have advised them against reinforcing the idea that Democrats are hysterical bed-wetters who can't be trusted with national defense while also reminding people of the one thing everyone still admires about President George W. Bush.

But I guess the Democrats really want to change the subject. Thus, here is Part 2 in our series of liberal lies about national health care.

Here's the entire column.

"God-Talking" Obama Plays the Clergy Card

By Rick Pearcey • August 27, 2009, 10:09 AM

Or "How to use meaningless but emotive religious symbols to manipulate Americans into supporting an un-Constitutional, anti-Declarational, inhumane, anti-Christian atrocity otherwise known as Obamacare."

In "The Obama Clergy Call," Jan LaRue of the American Civil Rights Union has much to say on this latest episode of "Wag the Clergy."

Speaking of "Wag the Clergy," the storyline goes something like this:

Here Clergy, Clergy, Clergy.

Fetch. Sit. Beg. Slobber. Rollover.

Good boy. Your stimulus check is in the mail.

For a humane alternative to this indignity, consider the reality-oriented Judeo-Christian worldview, rooted in information from a knowable and evidentially available Creator (the kind our Founding Fathers knew about but political manipulators despise).

It ain't about "religion" stuck inside Grandma's closet. But truth. For the whole person. Applied across the whole of life, including political life.

Free-thinkers, please see "Christmas Spirit in the Dirt." 

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hannity for President

By Rick Pearcey • August 26, 2009, 08:32 AM

"Last week, radio talk-show host, Fox News commentator and best-selling author Sean Hannity just offered the slightest hint that he might consider a bid for the presidency," writes Joseph Farah at WorldNetDaily. "I can tell you that he instantly became my pick."

Should Martin Luther King on God's Law Be Taught in Public Schools?

By Rick Pearcey • August 26, 2009, 07:50 AM

"On the 46th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s March on Washington, Education Secretary Arne Duncan declined to say whether King’s view that just laws are based on God's law should be taught in public schools," reports CNSNews.com.
"In his famous 'Letter from Birmingham Jail,' King expressed his classical belief, based on the teachings of St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas as well as the Founding Fathers, that a just law is a law that comports with the law of God and an unjust law is a law that does not comport with the law of God."

Comment: The real factor prohibiting the teaching about the Creator in the public schools is an imposed secularism, not the U.S. Constitution.

The real threat to liberty in America comes not from teaching about our true Creator, upon whom the American republic is founded.

No, the real threat derives from a secular state, which seeks to impose an alien, false, and inhumane ideology upon American life and thought.

In that un-American, unconstitutional and anti-Declarational world, Martin Luther King and his "Letter From Birmingham" will forever be at the back of the bus. 

Far better for free-thinking Americans to act upon our "unalienable rights" -- endowed not by some privatized, abstract religiousity, "faith," or "value," but by a living, factual, and rationally knowable Creator who is a public figure.

Far better to show secularist tryanny the door at the next bus stop.

Let freedom ride. Up front. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fed-Up Marine Has Guns Blazing to Oust Democrats

By Rick Pearcey • August 25, 2009, 12:57 PM

Interested in sending a "warrior to Congress"? Then U.S. Marine Jesse Kelly wants you.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Surprised? Barack Participated in Socialist Party

By Rick Pearcey • August 24, 2009, 08:10 AM

"President Obama participated in a controversial 1990s political party with a socialist agenda, recalls a major member of the organization known as the New Party," reports WorldNetDaily.

Obama's Plan to Desecrate 9/11

By Rick Pearcey • August 24, 2009, 07:18 AM

From Matthew Vadum at American Spectator:

The Obama White House is behind a cynical, coldly calculated political effort to erase the meaning of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks from the American psyche and convert Sept. 11 into a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Voight: Obama Creating Civil War in America?

By Rick Pearcey • August 21, 2009, 03:53 PM

Academy Award winner Jon Voight to Jennifer Harper at the Washington Times:

There's a real question at stake now. Is President Obama creating a civil war in our own country? . . .

We are witnessing a slow, steady takeover of our true freedoms. We are becoming a socialist nation, and whoever can't see this is probably hoping it isn't true. If we permit Mr. Obama to take over all our industries, if we permit him to raise our taxes to support unconstitutional causes, then we will be in default. . . .

Do not let the Obama administration fool you with all their cunning Alinsky methods. And if you don't know what that method is, I implore you to get the book Rules for Radicals, by Saul Alinsky. Mr. Obama is very well trained in these methods. . . .

The real truth is the Obama administration is professional at bullying, as we have witnessed with ACORN at work during the presidential campaign. It seems to me they are sending down their bullies to create fist fights among average American citizens who don't want a government-run health care plan forced upon them.

So I ask again. Is President Obama creating a civil war in our own country? 

Hat tip: Drudge Report

Home Invasions Under Obamacare
Unplugging Grandma: The Ultimate Cost-Saver

Pretend Messiah Hits Brick Wall

By Rick Pearcey • August 21, 2009, 09:13 AM

David Limbaugh writes:

When Obama promised to bring fundamental change to America, most Americans, fortunately for him, did not take him literally.

He offered them "hope" at a time when the economy was going south; political partisanship had reached new levels of acrimony, and people were weary of a protracted, albeit successful, war in Iraq.

But most voters had no idea just how much change Obama had in mind.

Read the entire column by David Limbaugh.

The Evil Religious Presidents Do
The Evil Religious Former Presidents Believe

Christian Girl Begs State: Don't Let Them Kill Me!

By Rick Pearcey • August 21, 2009, 08:41 AM

"A young Christian runaway in foster care awaits her hearing [today] when Florida authorities will decide whether she will be forced to return to her Muslim parents -- whom she says will kill her for converting to Christianity," reports WorldNetDaily.

She is just 17, and her name is Fathima Rifqa Bary.

"I'm fighting for my life," she says.

Here is Rifqa Bary on YouTube.

Mobilizing the 10th Amendment

By Rick Pearcey • August 21, 2009, 07:40 AM

Andew Sumereau, writing at American Thinker, asks a basic, revolutionary question: "By what authority does the federal government intervene in health care?"

Healthcare Takeover: What Does the Constitution Say?
Tyranny Watch: Healthcare Tactics -- Obama 2003 vs. Obama 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

What's 50 Trial Lawyers at the Bottom of the River?

By Rick Pearcey • August 20, 2009, 08:17 AM

A good start on healthcare reform, Texas-style. Here's the story.

Coulter: 5 Liberal Lies About National Healthcare

By Rick Pearcey • August 20, 2009, 07:59 AM

"I've hit my word limit on liberal lies about national health care without breaking a sweat," says Ann.

So expect another housecall next week.  

Tom DeLay: Proud "Birther" -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • August 20, 2009, 07:32 AM

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay to Chris Matthews of MSNBC:

Chris, the Constitution of the United States specifically says you have to be a natural born citizen.

Watch the interview. Here's the DeLay website.

Palin vs. Obamacare and National Review

By Rick Pearcey • August 20, 2009, 06:41 AM

"The impulse toward euthanasia is already active in American culture," writes J.R. Dunn at American Thinker.

"Sarah Palin understands this, as Obama, Pelosi, Romney, and sadly, the editors of National Review do not."

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sweden Outlaws Home Schooling

By Rick Pearcey • August 19, 2009, 09:46 AM

"The founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association says home schooling in Sweden will soon be banned altogether, with a few minor exceptions," reports OneNewsNow.

"Mike Farris says that Sweden will ban all home schooling except for children with medical exemptions and foreign workers with the appropriate work visas."

Comment: If the state is supreme, the people must obey.

But as the American Founders realized -- and acted upon -- that's a big "if." 

A free people, aware of their dignity as created in the image of a knowable and verifiable God, and thereby endowed with "certain unalienable rights," rightly and properly resist.

These rights are not mere "values," but facts imbedded holistically in human existence by a Creator who is anything but indifferent.

So it matters little whether we are talking about secular and inhumane idolatry abroad -- or here at home in the U.S.

"Love thy neighbor" simply will not be domesticated, bought off, or scared away. 

A mind is a terrible thing to enslave.

Government Schools Killing America -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • August 19, 2009, 09:09 AM

In this upbeat video, Molotov Mitchell blasts the government-run public education system for indoctrinating our children. And he offers alternatives.

Says Mitchell: "Public education founder C.F. Potter stated that one hour of Sunday School cannot possibly stem the tide of five days of humanist education."

I do not have it in front of me, but an internet search indicates the following as the full quote from Charles Francis Potter, found in Humanism: A New Religion (1930):

Education is . . . a most powerful ally of Humanism, and every American public school is a school of Humanism.

What can the theistic Sunday Schools, meeting for an hour once a week, and teaching only a fraction of the children, do to stem the tide of a five-day program of humanistic teaching?

"From the beginning," Mitchell concludes, "the goal was never education. It has always been indoctrination."

The video runs 2 minutes, 28 seconds.

Death Care, You, Me, and Pounds of Flesh

By Rick Pearcey • August 19, 2009, 08:11 AM

"Federal 'healthcare' must inevitably turn into 'Death Care,' because the bureaucracy will have the sole power to determine the rules under which you and I will live an die," argues James Lewis at American Thinker.

"The Socialist commodification of life turns the entire Western tradition of the infinite value of life upside-down. . . . [T]his bears very directly on Obama's Blitzkrieg to control American medicine."

The Evil Religious Presidents Do
Dawkins: Nazi Eugenics "May Not Be Bad"?

Global-Warming Alarmists March on the South

By Rick Pearcey • August 19, 2009, 07:40 AM

Paul Chesser at American Spectator says Dixie is the "last frontier among the states for global warm-mongers to conquer."

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Home Invasions Under Obamacare

By Rick Pearcey • August 18, 2009, 11:41 AM

"A parental-rights advocate is concerned that parental authority could be usurped under Obama's healthcare plan," reports OneNewsNow.

"Mike Farris with ParentalRights.org is drawing attention to Title IX, Subpart 3, section 440, on page 837 of Obama's healthcare plan (HR 3200). That section deals with the creation of a government bureaucracy that would establish and expand 'programs providing voluntary home visitation for families with young children and families expecting children.'
"Under the provision, the government would instruct parents on age-appropriate child development in 'cognitive, language, social, emotional, and motor skills.' It would also provide parents with 'modeling, consulting, and coaching on parenting practices.'"

Says Farris: "The government simply has no business, no expertise, and no constitutional authority to come in and teach subjective values to families. They are so far out of their bailiwick. . . . This is one of the most serious intrusions into families."

Such an intrusive government would be, of course, a rogue government. Our Constitutional system of government, by way of contrast, is founded upon objective information and objective moral norms rooted in a real and living Creator who gives an adequate basis for human dignity, human freedom, unalienable rights, and civil society.

This is yet another reason to be thankful for the work done by the Founding Fathers ca. 1776. And it helps awaken us to the basis for the kind of real reform needed for real progress in the life, thought, and government of contemporary America.

Unplugging Grandma: The Ultimate Cost-Saver

By Rick Pearcey • August 18, 2009, 11:09 AM

With a hat tip to Mark Levin (see pages 109-110 of Liberty and Tyranny), Jeffrey Lord discusses Obamacare, death panels, deathcare in Oregon, and the case of Barbara Wagner.

He writes at American Spectator:

The infamous Section 1233 "death panel" has been pulled from the Senate version of the House ObamaCare Bill. Or so goes the tale as this is written.

Does this mean no more government rationing coming our way?

Naaaaah. This entire concept of ObamaCare is based on the principle of government rationing. The President has even jokingly talked about unplugging Grandma.

But "unplugging Grandma" is not much of a joke if you were Barbara Wagner. Who?

Barbara Wagner was a waitress. She drove a school bus. She worked as a home health care aide. Along the way as she worked her fingers to the bone she was married, had kids, was divorced, became a grandmother, then a great-grandmother.

Barbara also smoked cigarettes, and eventually this developed into lung cancer.

So far, so good and so bad. Good -- the jobs, the kids, the family. The bad -- the illness. Everyone doesn't smoke, everyone will die. Most will have a health issue somewhere.

Yet in death Barbara Wagner -- who died in the last year at 64 -- may well be the cross to the Dracula that is ObamaCare. [emphasis added]

Does Obamacare need a stake driven through its heart? Just remember, even if Dr. Gov't shows up with smiles, a white coat, and a teleprompter or two, it's still a vampire. "The next Barbara Wagner," Jeffrey Lord cautions, "could be you."

Instead of unplugging Grandma, let's unplug un-Constitutional tryanny seeking to impose itself upon the Barbara Wagners of the world. Somehow, that seems more American, more humane, and more like medicine. 

Click here to read the entire article by Jeffrey Lord.

Healthcare Takeover: What Does the Constitution Say?
Strategic Rationale for Obliterating Obamacare

Monday, August 17, 2009

Who Most Resembles the Nazis?

By Rick Pearcey • August 17, 2009, 11:02 AM

Obama -- or his political, moral, and spiritual opponents?

Here's a hint: The fascist attack on freedom in America today does not issue from those who embrace "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." 

Instead, as Joseph Farah explains:

American liberty faces very serious challenges from the country's own leadership -- not from citizens who dissent against those policies. That's what happened in Weimar, Germany, too.

To ignore history would be to commit one of the same sins that was committed in the 1930s -- and every time totalitarianism has reared its ugly head before or since.

SS Watch: Welcome to Gestapo-Care
What About Obama, Mussolini, and the Unmentionable Herr Hitler? 
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
Fascism Is Back

The Strategic Rationale for Obliterating Obamacare

By Rick Pearcey • August 17, 2009, 09:46 AM

Andie Brownlow does not accept the premise that the healthcare bill (HR 3200) is "needed or even constitutional." 

This is why, as she writes at American Thinker

The health care bill must be defeated and not negotiated. 

Congress will offer us everything we want and more, so long as a bill for socialized health care gets signed into law.

There are no sacred cows in HR 3200; the only thing that matters to progressive elites is the precedent of its passage.

They will eventually, patonizingly capitulate to our demands to change the bill.

We will have been taken as fools who bought snake oil because we won the haggle over price. 

Our Constitution is very clear on a limited federal government. 

Providing healthcare and other social services on a federal level are not what our founders intended. 

In fact, they all spoke at great length about avoiding the tyranny of oppressively large government, emphasizing freedom & limitations on federal government. 

Read the rest of "I Don't Accept the Premise," by Andie Brownlow.

Healthcare Takeover: What Does the Constitution Say?
SS Watch: Welcome to Gestapo-Care

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Healthcare Takeover: What Does the Constitution Say?

By Rick Pearcey • August 15, 2009, 11:26 AM

"Is the federal government takeover of the health care system constitutional?," asks Chelsea Schilling in a report at WorldNetDaily.

"Some argue that under the Constitution, Congress is not allowed to regulate or subsidize health care." 

Among them is Michael Boldin, who founded The Tenth Amendment Center: "This is an issue the federal government shouldn't be touching at all," he says.   

If Obama, Pelosi, and Reid (or any supporters of any political party) are aware of any legitimate arguments in favor of such a takeover, please let them make their case -- if they think the case has any merit, and if they really believe in Constitutional government that respects the freedom and dignity of Man.

Perhaps what is needed is not the federal overhaul of U.S. healthcare, but the Constitutional overhaul of U.S. government.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Democrats Self-Destructing Over Obamacare

By Rick Pearcey • August 14, 2009, 12:01 PM

"The health care debate has changed the [electoral] game and not to the Democrat's advantage," writes Rick Moran at American Thinker. "In fact, the more they try to paint opponents as racists, or fascists, or 'mobs,' the more the public seems to disagree with them." 

But "self-destructing Democrats are only part of the equation. Republicans must come up with an agenda that the American people will support. So far, that hasn't happened although one would expect them to formulate one before the first of the year."

Try this for a positive and humane alternative to the regressive liberal secularism of the Democratic Party: The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

Whether the issue is healthcare, states' rights, free speech, or the right to bear arms, etc., etc., the Founders had it right: Freedom from tyranny under the State needs to be replaced with freedom to liberty under the Creator.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Palin Power: Senate Removes "End of Life" Provisions

By Rick Pearcey • August 13, 2009, 04:25 PM

At Tammybruce.com:

Palin, apparently an irrelevant quitter yet strangely powerful typer, forces the Senate to do the right thing with two Facebook posts. This is called leadership and will prevail regardless of the medium. It also speaks to the impact and import of Palin’s positions despite the establishments, both political and media, insistence (aka strange, misplaced hope) that she’s irrelevant.

Now if the House, Senate, White House, and Supreme Court would just do the Constitutional pro-liberty thing and drop healthcare, period.

A free and dignified people are fully capable of organizing their own private-sector communities to take care of themselves, thank you very much. 

That approach gives us great healthcare -- and in return for not selling our souls to government, we practice a humane stewardship that protects our God-given freedoms, as well. Not a bad bargain.

Here's the entire entry at Tammybruce.com. 

Palin: Concerning "Death Panels"

By Rick Pearcey • August 13, 2009, 11:42 AM

From Sarah Palin's page at Facebook:

Yesterday President Obama responded to my statement that Democratic health care proposals would lead to rationed care; that the sick, the elderly, and the disabled would suffer the most under such rationing; and that under such a system these “unproductive” members of society could face the prospect of government bureaucrats determining whether they deserve health care.

More . . .

Tyranny Watch: Healthcare Tactics -- Obama 2003 vs. Obama 2009

By Rick Pearcey • August 13, 2009, 10:28 AM

Politics -- like religion and science -- is the sort of thing that ought to be subject to rational discussion, logical analysis, and the canons of evidence, so that people can protect themselves from manipulation by slick PR and snake-oil salesmen dressed up with Ivy League degrees, the politically correct skin color of the week, and ample amounts of meaningless "god-talk." And meaningless "living Constitution-talk," too.

So let us apply the law of noncontradiction (A cannot be non-A) to the political statements of community organizer Barack Obama, currently occupying the White House.

In 2003, reports CNSNews.com, "Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama received a big round of applause for telling a gathering of the AFL-CIO, 'I happen to be a proponent of single-payer, universal health care plan'." (emphasis added)

In 2009 -- this week, in fact -- "speaking at a town hall gathering in Portsmouth, N.H., President Obama said, 'I have not said that I was a single-payer supporter because, frankly, we historically have had a employer-based system in this country with private insurers, and for us to transition to a system like that I believe would be too disruptive'." (emphasis added)

Therefore, in 2003 we have Obama asserting "A," and in 2009 we have Obama asserting "non-A." It's not good, to say the least, to have in office a person who speaks with "forked tongue." Power people who speak with forked tonque are public manipulators not public servants.

But it gets worse: Note that Obama's contradictory assertions contain a presupposition that reveals a deeper contradiction. For both assume the federal government has a Constitutional mandate to run the U.S. healthcare industry.

But there is no such Constitutional mandate -- and if someone would like to argue there is, please cite chapter and verse. Free-thinkers are open to new evidence, to wider considerations, based on additional information. 

Barack Obama took an oath to protect the Constitution, but his own attempts to impose a government-controlled healthcare regime are a direct attack on the Constitution. He is assaulting what by oath he is supposed to protect. That's a contradiction.

A cannot be non-A, even if the snake-oil salesman uttering the contradiction smiles big and wide while insulting your intelligience. But here we're talking about very bad political "medicine," the sort that enlivens tyranny but eviserates liberty.

As some have noted, neither kingdoms, nations, nor houses divided against themselves can stand. See Matthew 12:25. Antithetical, contradictory, snake-oil politics is a leading indicator of failure on the way. The preachers of a national, societal, and spiritual self-destruction are already in our midst.

What really needs an overhaul is not healthcare, but U.S. politics. What is really needed is a reformation based on a return to the Declaration, the Constitution, and to verifiable information from the Creator, which expresses a rational and humane basis for freedom and dignity in the first place.

Such a reformation is logically consistent, evidentially supported, and yields a politics of conviction-based liberty. It's a shame that the stated contradictory views of some in Washington, D.C., take Americans in a totally opposite direction.

The good news is we need not follow the contradictions of today's tyrants, just as the Founding Fathers did not have to follow the impositions of yesteryear's tyrants. Let freedom ring.  

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Paglia: Pelosi's Head Should Roll

By Rick Pearcey • August 12, 2009, 11:26 AM

Obama supporter Camille Paglia writes at Salon:

I must confess my dismay bordering on horror at the amateurism of the White House apparatus for domestic policy. When will heads start to roll? . . .

Case in point: The administration's grotesque mishandling of healthcare reform. . . . Ever since Hillary Clinton's megalomaniacal annihilation of our last best chance at reform in 1993 (all of which was suppressed by the mainstream media when she was running for president), Democrats have been longing for that happy day when this issue would once again be front and center.

But who would have thought that the sober, deliberative Barack Obama would have nothing to propose but vague and slippery promises -- or that he would so easily cede the leadership clout of the executive branch to a chaotic, rapacious, solipsistic Congress?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whom I used to admire for her smooth aplomb under pressure, has clearly gone off the deep end with her bizarre rants about legitimate town-hall protests by American citizens. She is doing grievous damage to the party and should immediately step down.

Here is "Obama's Healthcare Horror," by Camille Paglia.

Hat tip: Weekly Standard

None Dare Call It Totalitarianism

By Rick Pearcey • August 12, 2009, 10:53 AM

"I'm not going to make the case that America under Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress has become a totalitarian police state," writes Joseph Farah at WorldNetDaily. "But, I will make the case that Washington is leading us in that direction."

"Let Them Eat Cake" Democrats

By Rick Pearcey • August 12, 2009, 10:46 AM

Talk show host Monica Crowley wonders: Will arrogant, audacious, out-of-touch Democrats lose their heads? 

Silent No More! -- Voters Unleash Fury on Congress

By Rick Pearcey • August 12, 2009, 09:34 AM

"Americans are speaking up and confronting the President Obama and Democrat lawmakers with concerns about their health care 'reform'," reports WorldNetDaily

"Citizens are flocking to town hall forums across the nation and letting their representatives know where they stand. Meetings are filled to capacity while thousands wait outside for their chance to be heard."

What must out-of-touch lawmakers do?

Try this: Listen and then reform government at all levels to its proper Declarational and Constitutional job descriptions.  

As in the era of 1776, Americans have had it with tyranny. And what we may be seeing now is the rise of an informed and free critical mass of people demanding the right kind of change.

The Declaration. The Constitution. With the Creator, not the State, at the center.

Outlaw Josey Wales on Healthcare vs. Deathcare

By Rick Pearcey • August 12, 2009, 08:25 AM

Why the outrage expressed at healthcare townhall meetings across America?

Among the many legitimate reasons may be the humane desire to not allow liberal statists the governmental power to make "healthcare" decisions that could kill the patients.   

Peter Ferrara writes at American Spectator:

An example of the government health care rationing that President Obama and the Democrats have in mind comes from Oregon, a state long run by like-minded ultraliberal Democrats.

Randy Stroup, a 53-year-old Oregon resident suffering from prostate cancer, was covered by the state's public option government health plan, the Oregon Health Plan.

But the state plan sent him a letter refusing to pay for his cancer treatment. It offered to pay for physician assisted suicide instead.

A 64-year-old woman with breast cancer received a similar letter. She is dead now.

Americans don't want to take this health care fascism nationwide.

In The Outlaw Josey Wales, the Clint Eastwood character tells a bounty hunter, "Dying ain't no way to make a living."

Well, it ain't no way to make "healthcare," either. Most regular people have figured this out. 

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Thugs in the Night: Democratic Healthcare Meltdown Continues -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • August 11, 2009, 12:14 PM

This column by Connie Hair at Human Events contains a riveting Fox News interview with Mike Sola, the father of a son with cerebal palsy. At a townhall meeting, Sola challenged Michigan Democrat Rep. John Dingell, Sola's putative representative in Congress.

During the interview with Fox, Sola says that, "after the [townhall] incident was aired on television, we had a visit that night. A message was sent to my family."

Any father can appreciate Sola's message in reply: "I will use every means every means available to me, lethal force if necessary, to protect Scott and my wife," Sola promised. "Your message has been received."

But politicians and their thugs are intruding not just upon our families "at night," as it were, but upon our nation -- in broad daylight -- in a whole range of un-Constitutional usurpations of power and authority, represented of late by the Obama administration. Republicans, too, have much, much to answer for.

What is needed are Americans -- father, mothers, brothers, sisters -- willing to take a Constitutional and Declarational broom to clean out this mess. In the realm of government and politics, that's the real crisis. That's the real cancer choking off freedom and dignity in America.

Healthcare isn't the crisis, "Obamaism" is. Washington-centrism is. State idolatry is. And it's an inhumane idolatry no matter how much you gussy it up with god-talk or social-talk or press releases from the Ministry of Love.

This is much more to the point of what we're seeing at these townhall meetings. If America is to survive as America, then let us work, hope, and pray that what we are witnessing is the beginning of the beginning of the end of D.C. Tyranny and the regressiveness for which it stands. 

There Is No Healthcare Crisis

By Rick Pearcey • August 11, 2009, 10:38 AM

"My daughter passed out in church," writes Allen Hunt. The event was "scary," "strange," and the father panicked. But, he says, there was no "crisis."

Hunt explains:

Fortunately, a doctor was seated nearby and came over. As he began to examine her, she returned to consciousness.

We eventually walked outside where a caring friend had called a medic. The ambulance arrived, and two competent medics examined my daughter with careful detail.

Good news: dehydration was the culprit, and the problem could be easily solved. Crisis averted.

At no time was I asked for proof of health insurance. At no time was I asked for payment.

I am sure there will be plenty of time for that later. We received timely emergency care on demand.

A "crisis" would have occurred if my daughter had passed out and there were no medics to call. In much of the world, that is a reality, and it is a true crisis.

A "crisis" would have occurred if my daughter had fallen, and the medics had refused to treat her until I could demonstrate 100% ability to pay.

Neither of these scenarios occurred because we live in America.

Health care is abundant and available in emergency situations. Moreover, our quality of care is the envy of the world.

There is no "crisis," and the use of that term only serves to inflame passions and urge quick action on an issue that is hardly monolithic, and hardly solvable with a purely political remedy.

Read the entire column.

No. 1 Fishy Website Providing Misleading Info on Healthcare
Tyranny Watch: Obamacare the Great Socialist Takeover

Why We Revolt: AARP Exposed

By Rick Pearcey • August 11, 2009, 08:43 AM

Philip Klein writes at American Spectator

Last week, many of you saw the video of a Dallas AARP town hall meeting on health care that AARP officials ended early after the audience raised too many objections. The woman leading the meeting, for instance, tried to shut up audience members who said they disagreed with her when she made assumptions about what she thought they would agree with her on. At one point, a man summed it up by asking, “Do you guys work for us, or do we work for you?”

The answer? The AARP woman behaved as though the members of AARP work for AARP. But beyond this, perhaps some have noticed an unfortunate parallel of disdain in this woman's approach and in how the White House and federal government behave toward the American people. So let us ask: Does the White House and federal government work for us, or do we work for them?

But not only are there regrettable attitudinal and behavior parallels between Liberal Advocacy and Big Government, there is also a real-world political connection between AARP and the White House. Klein writes:

[AARP] CEO Barry Rand, who was a major Obama donor, has gotten cozy with the administration, and along with the rest of the top brass at the Washington headquarters, has decided to support liberal policies. Now the group is actively working alongside the administration to sell these policies that their members are rejecting -- using their members money to do so. In a typically liberal and patronizing kind of way, they think they know what's best for their members, and they're trying to tell them what to think.

But, some might say, what if this resistance at an AARP "townhall" is merely a local occurance and not at all an indicator of AARP's real attitude toward its membership? That is a theoretical possibility, but as Klein writes:

Not only did the woman running the meeting decide to mix it up with dues-paying members, but a vice president from Washington went on national television and defended her actions.

So let's just call a spade a spade. AARP is not an organization that represents its members, but a group that treats its members as dupes so it can suck up their money and use it to advocate a liberal policy agenda supported by its Washington leadership.

Perhaps what we are seeing is this: Neither the AARP nor the federal establishment are "organizations" that represent members or tax-payers. Rather, both are "groups" that treat members and citizens as "dupes" and open wallets, as unimportant, insignificant, manipulable, and controllable denizens of "fly-over country."  

Moreover, through dues or taxation, we now see hard-working individuals created in the image of God having their money -- their time, their energies, their lives, their dreams -- sucked up to serve a policy agenda that violates the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. As such, it is an alien agenda advocated by allies in the media, academia, Hollywood, and unions, and then supported by the secular-political power establishment that occupies strongholds in the currently unhealthy body politic of the United States.

Secular liberalism as a worldview holds the individual in contempt, just as it holds real diversity in contempt. "Equality" has become a steamroller to smash the opposition into submission, whether that opposition be AARP members asking questions or whether it be individual states reasserting Constitutional freedoms under the Bill of Rights.

Ultimately this contempt for individual significance, for diversity, and for the unique person reaches back to a secularist worldview that lacks an adequate basis for respecting the individual -- a basis that is evident, however, in the Founders' insistence that there is a Creator, that human beings are made in His image, and that He (and not the divinized, secular State or impersonal nature) is the sources of human rights.

When regular people experience something of what secular liberalism truly is, when the curtains are pulled back on the PR machine and propaganda mill, sharp teeth reveal themselves behind polite teleprompters, soothing messages, and camera-ready smiles. Human beings properly react in outrage and horror.

Humanity was created to revolt against false idols. It's one of the "blessings of liberty" despised by tyrants. Even if they hold office by a majority of the vote. Tyrants promise Eden but deliver Hell.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Pelosi and Hoyer: "Un-American" Attacks Can't Derail Healthcare Debate

By Rick Pearcey • August 10, 2009, 03:17 PM

From a column at USAToday, published under their names, the following:

It is now evident that an ugly campaign is underway not merely to misrepresent the health insurance reform legislation, but to disrupt public meetings and prevent members of Congress and constituents from conducting a civil dialogue. These tactics have included hanging in effigy one Democratic member of Congress in Maryland and protesters holding a sign displaying a tombstone with the name of another congressman in Texas, where protesters also shouted "Just say no!" drowning out those who wanted to hold a substantive discussion. . . .

These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views -- but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American. Drowning out the facts is how we failed at this task for decades.

Here's the entire column.

The hubris of those perched atop Washington machine is a sight to behold. This is the tyranny against which we stand, a resistance rooted in the Declaration, the Constitution, and the Judeo-Christian worldview. The credibility of this breed erodes day by day.

America Rising Against Tyranny

By Rick Pearcey • August 10, 2009, 09:14 AM

A defiant Craig Smith writes:

Recent media coverage of Americans speaking up with their concerns about the proposed health care legislation finally removes any doubt that those on the hard Left side of the Democratic aisle hate anything that remotely resembles traditional America.

When Cindy Sheehan and Medea Benjamin protested the Bush administration they were heralded as brave Americans who loved their country enough to speak truth to power. They were treated to a level of favorable coverage like we have never seen -- coverage normally reserved for Mother Teresa or Rosa Parks.

But let 200, 300 hard-working, play-by-the-rules, taxpaying, law-abiding citizens voice their opinions about a government that has a deaf ear to the people and we hear words like "Nazis," "paid plants," "GOP operatives," "right-wing wackos" and worse spewing from the mouths of Democratic leadership in Congress.

The ease in which they use such terms without any critical analysis by the press is very revealing.

Let's be clear: What is being attack by the current regime and its allies in the collaborationist press is not just a vague America of "yesteryear," "traditional America," the "America we grew up with," or the "America that you and I love."

What is hated and what is being attacked are the very foundations of human liberty: The Declaration of Independence, as written; the U.S. Constitution (including the Bill of Rights), as written; and the Judeo-Christian philosophy of life, rooted and verified in history, which alone gives a consistent and adequate basis for human dignity and liberty across the whole of life, including poltical life.

On this sure and sacred basis, the American people have a duty, an obligation, and a calling, under God, to resist, to rise up, and to cast out the intruder in our midst. And to move forward on the basis of those timeless emancipatory prescriptions of liberty famously celebrated every July 4. 

Friday, August 7, 2009

Obama: "I Don't Want Folks Who Created the Mess to Do a Lot of Talking" -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • August 7, 2009, 11:24 AM

So says Barack Obama yesterday at a campaign rally in Virginia. Watch him talk.

So, you've heard it from the Defender of the Constitution himself: Shut up, America, unless you agree with me.

Obama "Snitch" Program Put on Notice

By Rick Pearcey • August 7, 2009, 09:33 AM

"A nonprofit public interest law firm is demanding that the White House withdraw a citizen 'snitch' program that seeks to collect information on those who make 'fishy' statements about President Obama's health care 'reform'," reports WorldNetDaily.

"The American Center for Law and Justice, or ACLJ, sent a letter to President Obama today, warning, 'This citizen reporting program raises significant First Amendment concerns'."

Who's Behind Internet Snitch Brigade?
No. 1 Fishy Website Providing Misleading Info on Healthcare

Who's Behind Internet Snitch Brigade?

By Rick Pearcey • August 7, 2009, 09:14 AM

"Czardom has its privileges," notes columnist Michelle Malkin. "This week, President Obama's healthcare overlord, Nancy DeParle, launched a taxpayer-funded initiative to recruit an Internet Snitch Brigade that will combat 'disinformation about health insurance reform.'

But "what will healthcare czar DeParle do with this information?" Malkin asks.

"Where will it be stored? Who has oversight of the czar's powers, budget, and personnel? Concerned citizens, alas, will have a hard time tracking down the 'Office of Health Care Reform' created by executive order in April. There is no central website for the office, no direct channel for transparency, and no congressional accountability."

One the other hand, maybe this is really no big deal. Maybe "We The People" are rightly expected to place a little patriotic faith in the White House and those Statesmen on the Hill. After all, they love us and have a wonderful plan for our lives.

And so who, really, needs details about who's running the snitch program and what it's up to -- or details inserted into those lawyerly 1,000-page-plus bills of dubious constitutional value -- what with so much love in the air these days?

There is a bit of good news, however: "At least one member of Congress has started asking questions." That one senator is John Cornyn of Texas, Malkin reports.  

Maybe other senators and members of Congress can ask a few questions as well. And maybe more Texicans, too. In fact, free people all over this land might want a few answers as to what Obama and his D.C. snitches are up to. 

It wouldn't hurt to ask. Or would it?

Read the entire Malkin column here.

No. 1 Fishy Website Providing Misleading Info on Healthcare
SS Watch: Welcome to Gestapo-Care

Elderly Mob Uprising at AARP Meeting -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • August 7, 2009, 07:31 AM

This video from Eyeblast.tv may confirm, I say, may confirm, the rumor that some Americans are "skeptical of Almighty Obama's plan for healthcare utopia," to quote Matthew Vadum at AmSpec.

By the way, the title of the video is "AARP Ignores and Walks Out on Members," which fairly well summarizes the way the Obama administration, the Democratic Party, and not a few Republicans over the years have ignored and walked out on the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence.

To paraphrase Ronald Reagan: America isn't leaving them, they're leaving America.

One gentleman in the video puts it like this: "This healthcare bill is not about healthcare. This is about our fundamental constitutional rights. It is a liberty issue."

Another man: "We didn't mean to take over this meeting. We came to ask questions. They left."

Questioning authority is one of the "blessings of liberty." It is entirely consistent with the fact of our having been gifted by our rational Creator with brains, property rights, and spheres of liberty in which to move and express our identity as free beings.

Watch this video and be proud of our elders. I wish my mom and dad were alive on this earth to be part of this. But we're here, and we have a job to do. Let's make our kids proud. It's up to us to pass on the torch of liberty, under God, to the next generation.

SS Watch: Welcome to Gestapo-Care 
The Evil Religious Presidents Do 
The Obama Resistance Grows

Thursday, August 6, 2009

No. 1 Fishy Website Providing Misleading Info on Healthcare

By Rick Pearcey • August 6, 2009, 03:11 PM

Here's the address: www.whitehouse.gov. Concerned citizens might express their views by reporting here: flag@whitehouse.gov.

Or be sure to keep us updated here at Pro-Existence.

Fish tip: http://twitter.com/jatheotonio

SS Watch: Welcome to Gestapo-Care
The Evil Religious Presidents Do

SS Watch: Welcome to Gestapo-Care

By Rick Pearcey • August 6, 2009, 09:28 AM

Kevin McCullough writes:

So what has the White House told supporters to do when you run across those who spread "disinformation" about the new attempt by the Obama administration to install the anti-competitive practices of a "public option" into a federalized universal health care initiative?

Report them. . . .  

Pardon me for asking such an obvious question, but what concern is it to the President or his administration if private citizens have disagreements, discussions, and dissections of his proposed take over of the health care industry?

Last I checked I had the constitutional right to do so.

But now he wishes to turn one citizen against another?

What does this mean? It means the Obama regime is taking America into dangerous waters.

It suggests the ever-compassionate White House "has vays of making us healthy," just in case we Americans don't know what's good for us.

But as does a healthy body, even so a healthy body politic will repel this intrusion into our midst.

It's what a free people, under God, do. It's what a free people, under God, have done before. And it's what we, under God, must do again, if we are to express that stewardship of freedom bequeathed upon humanity by the Creator himself.

So what is the source of our health, our strength, our resistance? This: The Declaration of Independence as written, the Constitution as written, and the Judeo-Christian framework as written and verified rationally, logically, and in history. 

The Obama regime -- and the secular statist vision for which it stands -- rejects all of these. Tyranny is the logical and existential end-product of this rejection.

In contrast, Americans for a humane patriotism accept them, embrace them, live them. For in them we find the "blessings of liberty," in community not with the false idol of a federal state or a preening president, but with our true Creator.

What About Obama, Mussolini, and the Unmentionable Herr Hitler? 
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
Fascism Is Back

Farah: Where's the Eligibility Evidence?

By Rick Pearcey • August 6, 2009, 08:10 AM

Where is the evidence that the "man sitting in the White House for the last six months is constitutionally eligible"? asks Joseph Farah at WorldNetDaily.

Farah clarifies:

Once again, I am not making accusations about where Obama was born.

All I am saying is that he is without question hiding something by not producing a real birth certificate -- one that bears a signature of a physician and the name of a hospital where that birth took place.

He is hiding something. And I think I have proved that.

It's not my job to prove he was born elsewhere. It's Obama's job to prove he is a natural born citizen.

If he has any respect for the U.S. Constitution he swore to uphold, he would have done that by now -- if he can.

Every day he delays doing that, the suspicion will only grow.

No, this is not a "dead story," as the president of CNN pronounces. It is very much alive. It is getting bigger every day. And, yes, I am proud of the part I played in making that true.

Rush: "Obama Has Yet to Prove He's a Citizen"
"Revolution" a Worst-Case Scenario Over Obama Eligibility

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Obama Resistance Grows

By Rick Pearcey • August 5, 2009, 09:01 AM

"Spontaneous, uncoordinated, passionate -- citizen resistance to Obama socialism grows by the day," writes Lee Cary at American Thinker.

Cary continues:

America is no stranger to resistance.

The nation was born from citizen resistance that had mixed support among the colonists.

About one in five was loyal to the King.

Some of the bitterest fighting in the American Revolution was between Loyalists and Patriots.

And all of it was between Americans in the Civil War.

We know how to resist.

Tyranny Watch: Obamacare the Great Socialist Takeover

By Rick Pearcey • August 5, 2009, 08:33 AM

"Despite the talking points we are now hearing to the contrary," writes Peter Ferarra at American Spectator, "the bottom line is that the Obama/Democrat health overhaul legislation would result in" the following:  

* Invasive Government Control: "Thorough and detailed government control over health care"

* Less Healthcare: "Government rationing that will deny you health care"

* Loss of Freedom: "Severe loss of freedom of choice and control over health care"

* Disabling Taxes: "Disabling, record high taxes that will leave America uncompetitive in the world economy"

* Costlier Healthcare: "Higher, not lower, overall health costs"

* Higher Federal Spending: "Higher not lower federal spending and deficits"

Meanwhile, exactly where in the U.S. Constitution is the federal government, or any political party, authorized to socialize healthcare?

It seems to me, and perhaps to a few other Americans, that the sworn duty of the U.S. president is to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States." 

If logic and reason apply to government and politicians, let us ask: How is violating the U.S. Constitution consistent with the clear language in the Presidential Oath of Office to defend the Constitution? 

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Michelle Malkin Takes Control of "The View" -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • August 4, 2009, 10:12 AM

On "The View" to discuss her new book Culture of Corruption, Michelle Malkin more than holds her own. Would love to see her on again.

Watch the video.

Hat tip: Human Events

Quote of the Day

By Rick Pearcey • August 4, 2009, 09:09 AM

From Thomas Sowell:

"Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom." We have heard that many times. What is also the price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections. If everything that is wrong with the world becomes a reason to turn more power over to some political savior, then freedom is going to erode away, while we are mindlessly repeating the catchwords of the hour, whether "change," "universal health care" or "social justice."

Where's Monument for Obama Birthplace?

By Rick Pearcey • August 4, 2009, 08:53 AM

Drew Zahn writes at WorldNetDaily:

Ronald Reagan's birthplace, a second-story apartment over what was once a small-town tavern in Tampico, Ill., is today marked by a museum.

John Adams' birthplace is a national park.

Even Rutherford B. Hayes, whose birthplace is today covered over by a BP gas station, merits a metal plaque commemorating the location.

While most of America's 44 presidents have tourist attractions or monuments of some kind marking their birthplaces, President Barack Obama -- for several reasons -- may not be granted the honor.

Senator Accuses Citizens Opposed to Obamacare

By Rick Pearcey • August 4, 2009, 07:45 AM

". . . Of being planted by insurers," as headlined at American Spectator.

Philip Klein writes:

With opponents of government-run health care speaking out at town hall meetings in growing numbers and with increased ferocity (watch this video of Arlen Specter hearing it from constituents), liberals are attempting to delegitimize citizens exercising their rights by portraying them as part of some ominous conspiracy run by evil corporations.

Here's a video of Durbin's remarks.

Conspiracy, Mr. Senator? How about a concern for Constitutional government?

How about a refusal to bow before the arrogance and tyranny of a well-defended, dysfunctional, and idolatrous federal establishment seeking to impose its anti-Constitutional, anti-Declarational will upon the people and the states, upon families, communities, and individuals?

Get the tar-and-feather brigades ready.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Obamacare Strategy: Rush, Muddle, Malign

By Rick Pearcey • August 3, 2009, 11:04 AM

"Rush, Muddle & Malign isn't a law firm," writes Lee Cary at American Thinker. "It's a series of tactics the Democrat leadership is using to promote Obamacare.

Malkin: Inside the Monstrous Obamacare Bureaucracy
Hundreds Die in UK Mental Hospitals

Certain Guests Charged for White House Meals

By Rick Pearcey • August 3, 2009, 10:52 AM

"The Prowler" over at American Spectator notes:

A) "Recently, high-profile visitors to the White House, including senior corporate executives, have found themselves paying for their own meals when sitting down with President Barack Obama, something unheard of in previous White Houses, according to former aides to President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton."

B) "However, when journalists were feted with other friends of the White House on the South Lawn last month, with dunk tanks, food and drink, they were not asked to pay for their entertainment."

One might wonder: If A, why not B?

A Critique of Walter Cronkite
Question the Collaborationist Media
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Obamacare Defined

By Rick Pearcey • August 1, 2009, 02:31 PM

Too much Obama, too little care.

Army Secretary Nominee Dumbs Down Chaplains' Role

By Rick Pearcey • August 1, 2009, 08:34 AM

From AP:

The congressman nominated to become Secretary of the Army says chaplains must be careful to give non-sectarian blessings and avoid proselytizing in non-worship assemblies.

From God:

"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

From the Declaration of Independence:

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, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. 

"Jesus" Banned, So Chaplain Resigns
Secularist Washington-Centrism Is Un-American

Friday, July 31, 2009

Sarah Palin "Has the Upper Hand"

By Rick Pearcey • July 31, 2009, 08:01 AM

Stuart Williamson at American Thinker explains why "Democrats -- and Repubicans too -- may find the next stage of Sarah Palin's public career uncomfortable."

How so? "True to form, Sarah Palin, her Governorship behind her, clearly and forthrightly declared her intent: to take up arms against the forces dedicated to tearing down our Constitution, destroying our principles of government, disparaging our history of defense of democracy and free enterprise, weakening our military, and saddling generations to come with oppressive debt and entitlement programs. She did so in the same inspirational, forceful manner that won her immediate and enthusiastic acclaim when she joined John McCain on the Republican ticket in '08."

Read the entire article here.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Banana-Eating Jungle Monkeys

By Rick Pearcey • July 30, 2009, 11:18 AM

A policeman can be fired for calling a black man a "banana-eating jungle monkey."

But a scientist can be fired for not calling Man a "banana-eating jungle monkey."

The former penalizes people for their racism; the latter penalizes people for their lack of evolutionism. 

A bit odd, don't you think?

After all, if the evolutionary picture is the whole show, is not Mankind per se a "banana-eating jungle monkey"? Or at least a close cousin?

Racism is evil.

But we learn that from our true Creator. Not from nature.

Not from an impersonal, indifferent cosmos.

And not from the monkeys, from the bananas, from the jungle, or from those who believe in them. 

Surely, you understand the difference.

Our Founders did: "Endowed by our Creator . . ."

It takes a Creator to start a country. Well, at least a country worth living in.

Joseph Farah Calls Out Bill O'Reilly

By Rick Pearcey • July 30, 2009, 09:51 AM

Farah writes in his column at WorldNetDaily:

I have a challenge to my old buddy Bill O'Reilly -- put up or shut up!

You told your viewers this week that challenges to Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility are "bogus."

You claimed you and your news organization examined Obama's birth certificate last year and found it to be in order.

Can I ask a question, Bill? Why don't you simply reveal to your viewers exactly what you saw and what you found?

Fox News Channel's slogan is, "We report, you decide." Why don't you try actually reporting the story, rather than deciding for us?

Read the entire column "A Challenge to Bill O'Reilly," by Joseph Farah.

Give Trees Legal Standing in Court?

By Rick Pearcey • July 30, 2009, 08:43 AM

As endorsed by Obama's "top science adviser" John P. Holdren. CNSNews.com has the story.

And while we're at it, don't forget the kids. Especially after they've developed sufficiently to qualify as "human beings."

Video Shows ACORN Founder Plotting America's Downfall

By Rick Pearcey • July 30, 2009, 07:53 AM

"On his TV show today, Glenn Beck spotlighted a fascinating interview that ACORNcracked.com editor Kyle Olson conducted with disgraced ACORN founder Wade Rathke," writes Matthew Vadum at American Spectator.

"Rathke is a pioneer of the so-called welfare rights movement that aims to get Americans on welfare," Vadum explains.

"He devotes an entire chapter of his book to what he calls 'The "Maximum Eligible Participation" Solution.'

"It is a strategy for orchestrated crisis that savvy leftist groups across America are likely to embrace."

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

NYC Sending Homeless to Georgia, SC

By Rick Pearcey • July 29, 2009, 02:27 PM

"New York City is buying one-way plane tickets for homeless families to leave the city, and dozens of the families have landed in Georgia and South Carolina," reports the Augusta Chronicle.

"It's part of a Bloomberg administration program to keep the homeless out of the expensive shelter system, which costs $36,000 a year per family. More than 550 families have left the city since 2007. All it takes is for a relative to agree to take them in."

Farah vs. Coulter: The "Non-Issue" Everyone Is Talking About

By Rick Pearcey • July 29, 2009, 10:54 AM

That non-issue, writes Joseph Farah at WorldNetDaily, is whether Barack Obama "has established his constitutional eligibility for office."

Among those who think the eligibility question is a non-issue is my former colleague at Human Events Ann Coulter, who recently compared "Obama birthers" to Klanners.

WorldNetDaily has been on top of this story for some months, so it's no surprise that Coulter's comments have elicted a response from CEO and editor Farah. He writes: 

I like Ann Coulter. I consider her a good friend. But when she starts hurling labels like "crank" toward me and my news agency -- the only one, by the way, that has thoughtfully, meticulously and thoroughly investigated this matter for 11 months -- I take offense.

I expect what I get from the others. When the facts finally come out -- and they will -- I doubt I will get an apology from any of them except Coulter.

But clearly, this is not a left-right issue. This is not a conservative-liberal issue. This is not a Democrat-Republican issue. This is not an ideological issue. This is a matter of what's true and what's not. It's a matter as simple as whether we take the Constitution seriously and do our best to see that it is honored and observed and defended.

When Ann Coulter suggests this matter was investigated by all the conservative publications, like Human Events, American Spectator and something called the Sweetness & Light Blog, I have to laugh. WND does more investigative reporting in one day than any of these ideologically driven punditry journals do in a year.

Three comments: 

1. Skepticism is a good thing. Test everything. Including government and smiling politicans (and journalists, scientists, theologians, etc). Would that journalists today were more skeptical and curious -- with a commitment to factualness, fairness, and balance across the board.

2. Let Obama produce the documentary proof. If he has proof of citizenship, let him produce it. Give it to that Crowley fellow when they meet at the White House to drink beer with Gates. Collect the $100,000 reward.

3. It's fine for Coulter and others to challenge WND and the "birthers" (Birthers? what a silly attempt at applying peer pressure). The challenges will work better if they are based on solid reporting instead of White House sneers or concerns about how Democrats might be using the issue.   

Here's the entire story from Farah at WND.

Rush: "Obama Yet to Prove He's a Citizen"
Now White House Joins "Birth Hospital" Cover-Up
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Obama Science Czar: Born Baby "Will Ultimately Develop Into a Human Being"

By Rick Pearcey • July 28, 2009, 02:20 PM

"President Obama’s top science adviser said in a book he co-authored in 1973 that a newborn child 'will ultimately develop into a human being' if he or she is properly fed and socialized," reports Terry Jeffrey at CNSNews.com.
Jeffrey highlights the following quote from Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions, coauthored by John P. Holdren, who is director of the White House Office of Science and Technology:

The fetus, given the opportunity to develop properly before birth, and given the essential early socializing experiences and sufficient nourishing food during the crucial early years after birth, will ultimately develop into a human being.

"Holdren co-authored the book with Stanford professors Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich. The book was published by W.H. Freeman and Company," writes Jeffrey.

The implications of this low view of human life are profound and disturbing.

Imagine, for example, how cost-efficient government-run healthcare might become if by the end of life, people who were once human beings can now be classified by compassionate federal bureaucrats with Ph.D.s as no longer developmentally human, having lost through age, disease, and lessened social contact the requisite criteria to quailfy as humanity.

Billions upon billions of dollars might be saved if Moms and Dads across the land can simply be unplugged, dehydrated, rounded up, or liquidated in some other budget-saving fashion. Imagine the savings for Social Security. Then imagine the uplifting speeches from a smiling president before a ga-ga crowd of slavish media and citizen drones.

The only catch: Government will have taken the place of the Creator, and human beings made in the image of the real Creator will rebel.

The inhumanity of Obama's science czar is already among us in the rivers of blood known as abortion. It is a slaughter of decency and humanity for which feminists, judges, and secularized politicians will be held accountable.

How to avoid widening and deepening the inhumanity? Return the federal government to its Constitutional limits and liberate the American people on the basis of Declarational principles. There is a Creator who gives unalienable rights, and any entity that seeks to usurp his place is an idol that no free-thinking person need obey. 

In the real America, you have value and significance and worth because of who you are as created in the image of God.

Government is instituted among men to protect that, not to destroy it, not to find some clever way around it, and certainly not to liquidate those who resist secular inhumanity as free and noble beings created in the image of God.  

Dawkins: Nazi Eugenics "May Not Be Bad"?
"Dr. Doom" Pianka Speaks: Transcript

Comedian Beating Back Socialism

By Rick Pearcey • July 28, 2009, 08:48 AM

In this PJTV video, Alfonzo Rachel pursues the pursuit of happiness.

Video: Who's "Like Hitler"?

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Abortion Is Not Healthcare

By Rick Pearcey • July 23, 2009, 10:23 AM

"Abortion obviously isn’t healthy for the fetus," writes La Shawn Barber, "as it leads to a violent death."  

According to Barber:

The Christian Defense Coalition and Operation Rescue created a campaign called “Abortion is Not Health Care” to bring attention to the $1.5 trillion health care bill, over 1,000 pages worth, scheduled for a vote at the end of July. Our Christ-professing president will include taxpayer-funded child killing in his socialized medicine plan. The Coalition will begin its campaign on Sunday, July 26, in Washington, DC.  

You might say abortion is to healthcare as Obama is to freedom (or Christ, free-thinking, compassion, unalienable rights, and the Constitution).

Obama Nominee: Animals Can Sue People

By Rick Pearcey • July 23, 2009, 08:43 AM

Harvard Prof. Cass Sunstein -- Obama's nominee for "regulatory czar" -- "has argued in favor of outlawing sport hunting and meat-eating, and written that animals should be allowed to file lawsuits 'with human beings as their representatives,'" reports OneNewsNow.

Question: Does this suggest animals might also sue other animals?

The Evil Religious Former Presidents Believe

By Rick Pearcey • July 23, 2009, 07:31 AM

Columnist Cal Thomas shares a few of his concerns regarding former Southern Baptist Jimmy Carter:

. . . who once attended and occasionally taught a Sunday school class in Washington, which I visited, then claimed to believe much of what Scripture teaches. In practice, though, he was pro-choice on abortion and recently announced his support for same-sex "civil unions." He says he sees nothing prohibitive in Scripture to such arrangements. Carter must have gotten hold of a Reader's Digest condensed version.

Carter has announced he is leaving the Southern Baptist Convention -- the nation's largest Protestant body -- because he claims it treats women as inferior to men. In a statement he said, "At its most repugnant, the belief that women must be subjugated to the wishes of men excuses slavery, violence, forced prostitution, genital mutilation and national laws that omit rape as a crime. But it also costs many millions of girls and women control over their own bodies and lives, and continues to deny them fair access to education, health, employment and influence within their own communities."

Carter must have missed the passage about mutual submission between married couples and the requirement that a man love his wife "as Christ loved the church," a very high standard that implies such love be equal to the self-sacrifice demonstrated by Christ on the cross. Such sacrifice can hardly justify any of the sins against women that Carter unfairly ascribes to the Southern Baptist Convention.

The Evil Religious Presidents Do
Betraying Christ: Obama Affirms Perverted Sex

Obama Falsely Claims There Are 47 Million Uninsured Americans

By Rick Pearcey • July 23, 2009, 06:02 AM

"In a nationally televised primetime press conference tonight, President Barack Obama falsely claimed there are 47 million Americans without health insurance," reports CNSNews.com.

"This inflated claim of the number of uninsured Americans was even higher than the false claim of 46 million uninsured Americans that the president’s Council of Economic Advisers made last month," write Terry Jeffrey, editor in chief at CNSNews.

According to Jeffrey, "The Census Bureau says that there are only 35.92 million uninsured Americans and that this number includes 9.1 million people who earn more than $75,000 a year and simply choose not to purchase insurance."

Obama's numbers do not add up. And he has no mandate from the Constitution to put Washington politicans and the Federal Establishment in charge of healthcare.

A healthy and humane skepticism is in order. Test everything, says Scripture.

Beware Presidents bearing healthcare gifts.

Healthcare: What "Not Familiar" Obama Needs to Know 
Huckster Watch: How Obama Tries to Sell Healthcare
PR Spotlight: More Urgent Lies About Healthcare

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Healthcare? What "Not Familiar" Obama Needs to Know

By Rick Pearcey • July 22, 2009, 10:24 AM

During an Obama conference call, a liberal blogger asked the most powerful man in the world: "Will people be able to keep their insurance and will insurers be able to write new policies even though H.R. 3200 is passed?" 

Obama replied: "You know, I have to say that I am not familiar with the provision you are talking about."

But then, with apparent conviction, he said: "If you have health insurance and you like it, and you have a doctor that you like, then you can keep it. Period."

"But how," asks Examiner Heather Hogue in Phoenix, "can the president make such a promise if he is unfamiliar with the legislation? He can't. It's another empty promise."

Obama's admission is astounding. And so is his apparent ignorance.

But not one-tenth as astounding that he's leading the charge to impose an anti-Constitutional government-controlled heathcare system upon the people of the United States.

And more than astounding, it's tyrannical.

For it requires an ungodly and anti-freedom monoply of power in the hands of the few. Just the sort of thing our form of goverment is supposed to put the brakes on.

In their liberating biblical realism, the Founders understood something about the ability of less-than-perfect people (like you and me) to abuse trust, power, and authority.

Mr. Obama, forget about becoming familiar with the healthcare bill.

In fact, throw it away.

For it has no business cluttering up your office. Or your mind.

Instead, read the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution on a daily basis. Load copies of them into the presidential teleprompters.

Demonstrate in your mode of governance that you are familiar with the tremendous treasures of freedom contained in those documents. Freedoms that are the "blessings of liberty" from a Creator who gives the blessings.

And when you come to the part that says the Federal Establishment has the authority to impose socialized healthcare upon a sovereign people, please let us know. (You will understand if we do not hold our collective breath.)

Until then, please note that any "fairness" or "equality" or "compassion" that overrides the Constitution, sir, is not just an empty promise, but an affront to the Creator who endows each of us with "certain unalienable rights." A free-thinking people is not forever long-suffering.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Rush: "Obama Has Yet to Prove He's a Citizen"

By Rick Pearcey • July 21, 2009, 10:12 AM

"Top-rated radio host Rush Limbaugh, upset that he's forced to report his every movement to tax authorities, blasted President Obama for failing to prove he is [a] natural-born citizen of the United States," reports WorldNetDaily.

"On his show today, Limbaugh told listeners, 'As you know, I'm in the midst of another harassing audit from New York State and New York City for the last three years. We're up to 16 different ways I have to prove to New York City and state tax authorities where I have been every day -- not just work week -- but every day, for the past three years.'"

Limbaugh reportedly also said, "Barack Obama has yet to have to prove that he's a citizen. All he has to do is show a birth certificate. He has yet to have to prove he's a citizen. I have to show them 14 different ways where the h--- I am every day of the year for three years."

Read the entire report from WorldNetDaily.

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Uppity Update: Sen. Boxer's Race-Baiting Backfires

By Rick Pearcey • July 21, 2009, 09:40 AM

A human being with unalienable rights endowed by our Creator is a terrible thing to waste.

Or disrespect.

Or treat as fodder for political manipulation based on skin color.

To be put in its place should it get uppity.

But that doesn't stop the Washington steamroller from trying, usually with great success.

But not always, as in the recent case of Sen. Barbara Boxer vs. Mr. Harry Alford, president of the National Black Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Boxer "was given a stern face-to-face reprimand . . . for trying to pit one black group against another instead of addressing issues on their merits.  It’s about time," writes Joseph Klein at Newsreal.

The rarity of a Mr. Alford's backbone in Washington indicates that America is long overdue for a huge dose of uppityness: "Red and yellow, black and white, they're all are precious in His site."

The Steamroller, of course, despises the fact of the preciousness of the individual in the eyes of our Creator.

The Streamroller religiously, yea, cultishly, demands that it decides who and what is precious, who and what has rights, and who and what benefits from "spreading the wealth around." 

You say you want a "human right"?

Show me the money.

Show me the power.

Show me the votes.

And maybe next week my friends and I and the powers-that-be can create a human right for your group. Welcome to the club of god. 

But the Creator's way, and the Founders' way, is a bit different from the current secular status quo.

So precious are human beings created in the image of God that British tyranny was shown the door ca. 1776. And tyrannical American slave-owners had to be undergo a significant attitude adjustment back in the 1860s.

One wonders how patriots of humanity and freedom and dignity under God from yesterday might respond to the challenges of today.

My understanding is that this is just the sort of thing making the rounds at those Tea Parties.   

Black Chamber of Congress CEO vs. Sen. Barbara Boxer -- 2 Videos
How to Have a Race War
The Evil Religious Presidents Do

Monday, July 20, 2009

American Conservatism Now a Racket?

By Rick Pearcey • July 20, 2009, 11:19 AM

David Frum argues yes and concludes, "Now conservatives must make the fateful choice whether or not to cleanse themselves of the racketeers."

ACU Pushes Back on Politico Pay-for-Play Story
WSJ: FedEx and UPS Clash Over Legislation
Power Line -- A House Derided
David Keene and the American Conservative Scandal
Blow Up: Conservative Group Offers Support for $2 Million-Plus

Friday, July 17, 2009

Malkin: Inside the Monstrous Obamacare Bureaucracy

By Rick Pearcey • July 17, 2009, 08:25 AM

"If you think government is too big and too costly," writes Michelle Malkin, "wait until Obamacare kicks in."

Buchanan: Socialist America Sinking

By Rick Pearcey • July 17, 2009, 08:14 AM

Pat Buchanan writes:

In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson called George III a tyrant for having "erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance."

What did George III do with his Stamp Act, Townshend Acts or tea tax to compare with what is being done to this generation of Americans by their own government?

The current and ongoing statist coup against liberty in America is intolerable and must be pushed back.

Question: What practical steps can a freedom-respecting and Declaration-respecting people take to throw off the chains of socialism in America today?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Infanticide Advocate Peter Singer Argues for Healthcare Rationing

By Rick Pearcey • July 16, 2009, 08:12 AM

Singer's article "Why We Must Ration Healthcare" appears here.

Singer notes that, "in the current U.S. debate over health care reform, 'rationing' has become a dirty word." But, he argues, "health care is a scarce resource, and all scarce resources are rationed in one way or another."

Hence, says the Princeton bioethicist: "The debate over health care reform in the United States should start from the premise that some form of health care rationing is both inescapable and desirable. Then we can ask, What is the best way to do it."

"His reasoning is similar to that recently employed by President Obama when he explained at a fixed townhall event why elderly Americans should be put on ice floes," writes Matthew Vadum at American Spectator.

Hundreds Die in UK Mental Hospitals
Abortofascism and Free-Market Homicide

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Army Officer Balks at Deploying, Says Obama Isn't President

By Rick Pearcey • July 14, 2009, 09:55 AM

That's the story, according to Lily Gordon, reporting for the Ledger-Enquirer, based in Columbus, Ga. She writes:

U.S. Army Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook, set to deploy to Afghanistan, says he shouldn’t have to go.

His reason?

Barack Obama was never eligible to be president because he wasn’t born in the United States.

Cook’s lawyer, Orly Taitz, who has also challenged the legitimacy of Obama’s presidency in other courts, filed a request last week in federal court seeking a temporary restraining order and status as a conscientious objector for his client.

In the 20-page document — filed July 8 with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia — the California-based Taitz asks the court to consider granting his client’s request based upon Cook’s belief that Obama is not a natural-born citizen of the United States and is therefore ineligible to serve as commander-in-chief of the U.S. Armed Forces.

This story would be stronger, and a better community service to its readers, if it demonstrated an awareness that there is no little journalistic question regarding the geographical circumstances of Obama's birth.

Instead, Gordon's story asserts, without qualification: "Actually, Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961, two years after it became a state."

It's all seemingly cut-and-dried.

But reporting at WorldNetDaily raises questions

"The Certification of Live Birth" posted online and widely touted as "Obama's birth certificate" does not in any way prove he was born in Hawaii, since the same "short-form" document is easily obtainable for children not born in Hawaii. The true "long-form" birth certificate -- which includes information like the name of the birth hospital and attending physician -- is the only document that can prove Obama was born in Hawaii, but to date he has not permitted its release for public or press scrutiny.  

Where is the long-form birth certificate from Hawaii? A curious reporter or a curious newspaper might want to follow up on this.

Now White House Joins "Birth Hospital" Cover-Up
Obama "Birth Hospital" in Astonishing Cover-Up
Audio: Chief Justice Roberts Accepts "Eligibility" Petition
"Revolution" a Worst-Case Scenario Over Obama Eligibility

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Middle Class Families Disappearing

By Rick Pearcey • July 11, 2009, 08:44 PM

"America's middle class is disappearing," writes Catherine Curan at the New York Post.

"The very Americans the Obama administration is hoping will lift the economy out of recession are facing epic challenges."

McDonald's Quits London

By Rick Pearcey • July 11, 2009, 07:22 PM

Moving its European HQ to Switzerland, over "tax concerns."

Sotomayor Supporters Take Aim at New Haven Firefighter

By Rick Pearcey • July 11, 2009, 06:20 PM

"New Haven firefighter Frank Ricci, whose reverse discrimination claim is at the center of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's most controversial ruling, now finds himself in the cross hairs of the judge's supporters," reports Fox News.

Sotomayor Supported Censoring Bible Verse on Homosexuality From NYC Billboard
To Obama and Sotomayor: Keep Your Tyranny Off Our Constitution

Obama "Birth Hospital" in Astonishing Cover-Up

By Rick Pearcey • July 11, 2009, 06:02 PM

"The Honolulu hospital which for nearly six months proudly declared President Obama was born at its facility and used that claim as a major fund-raising tool is now engaged in an active cover-up, hiding a White House letter announcing his alleged birth there and refusing to confirm such a letter even exists," reports WorldNetDaily.

"The Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children is electronically cloaking what it had touted as a Jan. 24 letter from the president, in which the commander in chief, just four days after his inauguration, supposedly wrote, 'As a beneficiary of the excellence of Kapi'olani Medical Center -- the place of my birth -- I am pleased to add my voice to your chorus of supporters.'"

More on "Obama 'Birth Hospital' in Astonishing Cover-Up" . . .

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Obama Site Vanishes From the Web

By Rick Pearcey • July 10, 2009, 09:21 AM

"A website aimed at combating so-called internet 'smears' about President Obama has disappeared from the Internet -- including an alleged certification of live birth posted during his campaign -- and archives for the website have been thoroughly scrubbed," reports WorldNetDaily.

Scrubbed statements included information on the "birth certificate, Bill Ayers, ACORN," reports WND.

Barack Obama and Michael Jackson: Certificates of Birth and Death
Birth Certificate No. 1 Issue at Fox News

Collaborationist Watch: The Slave Press

By Rick Pearcey • July 10, 2009, 08:38 AM

A self-respecting and free press would routinely question authority, ask those in high office tough questions, and cover nationwide popular uprisings. 

A target-rich environment for authentic journalism would seem to include the likes of Barack Hussein Obama and his anti-Constitutionalist agenda, not to mention a national Tea Party movement rising up in opposition.

Reporting should be driven by a passionate commitment to truth, not by an activist's hunger to "change the world" or "make a difference."

There is, of course, a place for activism. But not in journalism. Even the most political activism -- if it is to be distinguished form religious or secular cultism -- should be rooted in fact, an openness to evidence, and a willingness to adjust one's theories about life to objective realities that structure the external world.

But something is seriously awry, notes Bruce Walker at American Thinker: "Freedom of the press, like almost all our constitutional protections, has been murdered by the courts and the Left." 

More on "The Slave Press" . . .

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Sotomayor Supported Censoring Bible Verse on Homosexuality From NYC Billboard

By Rick Pearcey • July 8, 2009, 08:32 AM

"Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is again drawing fire from conservative groups, this time as the result of a 2003 ruling against a Christian group," reports CNSNews.com.
"In the case of Okwedy v. Molinari, decided in 2003, Sotomayor sat on a three-judge panel that upheld a lower court’s ruling (from 2001) against Keyword Ministries and its pastor, Kristopher Okwedy. The ministry had purchased billboard advertisements featuring Bible verses that condemned homosexuality."

Rush: Sotomayor the "Antithesis of a Judge"
To Obama and Sotomayor: Keep Your Tyranny Off Our Constitution

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Betraying Christ: Obama Affirms Perverted Sex

By Rick Pearcey • July 7, 2009, 08:29 AM

It's rather odd, but entirely in tune with modern-day secular religion, to see the present occupant of the White House claim he is a "Christian" and yet affirm so much that flatly, and sadly, contradicts the content, character, mood, and philosophic worldview of Jesus of Nazareth.

We turn to skeptical Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily, evaluating -- as he should and as every human being in principle is called to do -- Barack Obama's recent affirmation of sexual perversion a la the imposition of private homosexist "values" upon American society. Farah writes:

He has already managed to scrap the Constitution as a consideration in his policymaking plans. I have no doubts he would like us all to forget about the immutable standards put forth by the God of the universe in his Holy Word.

Barack Hussein Obama and his acolytes don't like being accountable to a higher authority. Obama would like to be the highest standard. He's one of those people the Bible describes as "being wise in his own eyes."

As Paul explained in Romans, homosexuality is not a "lifestyle." It's a judgment. When a society changes the truth of God into a lie and worships the creature more than the Creator, that society is given over to vile affections. That's where we are in the United States of America today.

Go here to read the entirety of Farah's column titled, "Worn Arguments and Old Attitudes."

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Breitbart, Rush, and the Cult of Secular Politics

Betraying Honduras: Last Bastion of Democracy

By Rick Pearcey • July 7, 2009, 05:48 AM

James Simpson at American Thinker explains why "it should be no surprise that Barack Obama sides with Chavez and Castro against tiny Honduras."  

Monday, July 6, 2009

Independence Woman: Sarah Surprises Again

By Rick Pearcey • July 6, 2009, 07:56 AM

Robert Stacy McCain on Sarah's July surprise and why the punditocracy is behind the Palin curve: 

The punditocracy can't predict Palin because she shares neither their perspective nor their assumptions. Her ascent to political stardom has been treated as a fluke by most of the GOP establishment for the simple reason that she doesn't slavishly follow the standard script of Republican politicians.

For all the back and forth Saturday and Sunday, Independence Day weekend seems as good a time as any for a strong, independent woman to declare her independence from political business as usual.

The Founding Fathers "shook up the world" (to quote a famed pugilist).  To the degree that Palin shares and ably articulates their Declaration principles and their Constitutional vision, one might expect more surprises from her and more gnashing of teeth from members in good standing with the massive federal state and the oft-unquestioned, freedom-denying assumptions for which it stands.     

More on "Sarah Surprises Again" at American Spectator.

Friday, July 3, 2009

July Surprise: Palin Stepping Down as Governor

By Rick Pearcey • July 3, 2009, 04:11 PM

"Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin shocked the political word Friday by announcing that she will step down at the end of the month and transfer power to Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell," reports Fox News.

"Palin made the announcement from her home in Wasilla, flanked by her husband, Todd, and family and state commissioners," says Fox. "Palin's decision now allows her to avoid the difficult task of running for president while serving as governor."

Speaking of 2012, what are Palin's prospects?

If the governor develops the policywonk side of her skillset, and clearly articulates her case with respect to Constitutional and Declarational principles, and the Judeo-Christian worldview that undergirds, informs, and engerizes the Founding vision and its emphasis on Creator-, not state-, group-, or community-organizer-derived unalienable rights, she has the charisma and appears to have the backbone to make a strong showing indeed.

Update: Here's the text of the announcement, released by the governor's office.

Tyranny Watch: Wal-Mart Backs Obamacare

By Rick Pearcey • July 3, 2009, 11:23 AM

For millions of Americans who understand that freedom precedes profit, Wal-Mart's decision to support a "centerpiece" of Obamacare may mean "Good-Bye Wal-Mart, Hello Target." News and comment provided by Scott Miller at The Conservative Post.

The Declaration of Independence

By Rick Pearcey • July 3, 2009, 10:56 AM

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, 

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

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, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

None Dare Call It Marxism

By Rick Pearcey • July 3, 2009, 09:57 AM

David Limbaugh notes ways in which Obama walks and talks ... like ... a ... Marxist, a word that, for the time being, is, apparently, an impolite thing to say in regard to certain people, even if they walk and talk like a Marxist. Read here.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Obama Stands With Tyrants

By Rick Pearcey • July 2, 2009, 12:29 PM

"Honduras is part of a pattern," asserts this editorial in the Washington Times.

On issue after issue (abortion, homosexuality, healthcare, GM, energy, taxes, spending, Iran, Israel, Honduras), the present occupant of the White House operates on the basis of what he wants when he wants it (aka, "living Constitution"), restrained in principle only by the present configuration of political power that may or may not resist him.

Ladies and Gentlemen, that is not Constitutional government. And it exists nowhere in the words or spirit of the Declaration of Independence, which we celebrate in two days, with yearning in our hearts.

Mr. Obama has opened wide the door to tyranny in America -- and beyond. By way of contrast, however, in the spirit of humane and dignified resistance, a free-thinking, self-governing people supports the restoration of Constitutional government in Honduras and the United States.

That is bad news for apparent Chavez and Castro wannabe, Manuel Zelaya, the rogue president of Honduras, given his walking papers.

And it is bad news for Mr. Obama, the rogue president of the United States, who might be better suited to life amid the glories and government health planning genius of Castro's Cuba or Chavez's paradise in fair and equal Venezuela. Both of those guys have Ph.D.s in knowing how to redistribute the wealth. 

By the way, interested parties might check in here for the next flight to Caracas out of Reagan National Airport.

The Curse of Comfortable Christians

By Rick Pearcey • July 2, 2009, 09:12 AM

Jane Chastain at WorldNetDaily issues a trumpet call to those who, unlike Christian President John Adams, are sleep-walking and hot-dogging it through July 4, in careless violation of their dignity as free human beings called to live in community with our Creator and our neighbors across the whole of life, including political life.

Those kind of carefree days and simple-minded celebrations may be gone for the foreseeable future. Especially if you envision a future worth foreseeing.

Remember: Politics -- not to mention little things like freedom and the survival of a nation -- is too important to be left to the vote-grubbers. 

To see how real hope and real change might begin on July 5, read Chastain's article here.

Big Stink: Cap-and-Trade Means Regulate and Subsidize

By Rick Pearcey • July 2, 2009, 08:13 AM

The unconstitutional Washington-centric federal establishment is hoping to dump upon Americans a 1,201-page heap of monstrosity called "The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009."

As a free gift from Obama, Inc., if Americans "buy now!," we get a 300-page addendum without any additional charge, shipping and handling included. All we have to do is submit to pressure sales tactics, refuse to think, and accept permanent citizenship in Dronesville, USA.

However, somebody with a pulse -- House Republican Leader John Boehner -- did the unthinkable and began reading this pile of horse hockey. He has a few choice words for it. You may too, after taking a look at some of the ingredients in this mess. 

Brian Sussman at American Thinker takes a whiff and, overwhelmed with odiferous fumosity, suggests: "Let's place pressure on the Senate to keep this sucker bill from passing its stinky gas."

Folks, this Capitol Hill stinker is yet another sign that Washington is due for a deep and thorough Constitutional and Declarational cleansing. Cap the feds and trade them away.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tyranny Watch: Krauthammer Raps Obama for Siding With Honduras Dictator-Chavez Wannabe -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • June 30, 2009, 02:53 PM

Charles Krauthammer offers a lesson in liberty to Obama:

The president has a knack for getting all of these big decisions wrong. . . . A rule of thumb here is whenever you find yourself on the side of Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega, and the Castro twins, you ought to reexamine your assumptions.

This YouTube video features Krauthammer, Bret Baier and gang on Fox News.

What Coup? Fighting Tyranny and Protecting Liberty in Honduras

David Limbaugh Commits Treason

By Rick Pearcey • June 30, 2009, 09:15 AM

How so? By maintaining a critical distance vis-a-vis the currently politically acceptable cult otherwise known as global warming.

Before you, dear reader, revert to a reactionary past when free people, free-thinkers, and questioning beings did that sort of thing on a regular basis, just look at Mr. Limbaugh's most recent column. The title says it all: "The Censorious Left's Global Warming Denier Deniers."

Very inconvenient. As if science could be politicized. 

Read his column here. At your own risk.

Gazooks! Betraying the Planet!!
EPA's Own Researcher "Shut Up" on Climate Change

What Coup? Fighting Tyranny and Protecting Liberty in Honduras

By Rick Pearcey • June 30, 2009, 08:29 AM

That's how Burwell Stark at American Thinker sees last Sunday's "coup" in Honduras: 

Like John Locke and the American founding fathers, the Honduran Congress and Supreme Court realized that the threat of tyranny requires an immediate and decisive response. We should be glad they acted before Honduras fell to the Bolivarian Revolution and went the way of Venezuela.

Meanwhile, in the not-glad camp are dictator of Venezuela Hugo Chavez and socialist man in charge in the U.S. Barack Obama, a.k.a. "U.S. President." 

Monday, June 29, 2009

Gazooks! Betraying the Planet!!

By Rick Pearcey • June 29, 2009, 10:14 AM

"Remember the good old days -- when dissent was patriotic?," writes Mark Finkelstein of Newsbusters.  Well, "Fuggedaboutit.  Dissent isn't merely unpatriotic now.  It's downright treasonous.  Just ask Paul Krugman" over at the NYT.

"If, like virtually all House Republicans and a handful of Dems," Finkelstein continues, "you don't agree with the likes of Henry Waxman on the need to take radical measures on the climate, you're guilty of . . . 'a form of treason.' Treason against the planet, to be precise."

Frightened but want more from Finkelstein on Planet Patriot Klugman? Go here . . .

Thursday, June 25, 2009

EPA's Own Research Expert "Shut Up" on Climate Change

By Rick Pearcey • June 25, 2009, 09:44 AM

"Environmental Protection Agency officials have silenced one of their own senior researchers after the 38-year employee issued an internal critique of the EPA's climate change position," reports WorldNetDaily.

After Global Warming
Global Warming Unearths Ancient Dragon

Alinsky Hate-Joke of the Week: Kerry on Palin, Sanford

By Rick Pearcey • June 25, 2009, 08:41 AM

Talking to a "Democratic-centric crowd," Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts wades into Letterman territory:

Too bad if a governor had to go missing, it couldn't have been the governor of Alaska. You know, Sarah Palin.

I suppose the rule is: Whether in season or out of season, hate Sarah Palin. Use any and every opportunity to try to ruin her reputation. 

Identify. Personalize. Polarize. Destroy.

Thank you, Sen. Alinsky.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

NYT Poll Showing 72% for Obamacare Stacked With Obama Supporters

By Rick Pearcey • June 24, 2009, 11:26 AM

CNSNews.com reports: "A New York Times/CBS News poll released Saturday that showed broad bipartisan support for President Obama’s health care reform over-sampled Obama voters compared to McCain voters, critics say."

Collaborationist Watch: Major Papers Expunge Obama Healthcare Comment
Question the Collaborationist Media
Journalists Who Don't Kiss Obama's Feet
New York Slimes: All the News That's Fit to Suppress
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

After Global Warming

By Rick Pearcey • June 24, 2009, 11:11 AM

"The house of cards that is the science behind 'climate change' is collapsing at exactly the same time it is being imposed by the Obama administration and Congress as an ideological 'truth'," writes Larrey Anderson at American Thinker. "America is facing the perfect storm of an imploding scientific theory that will be enforced by the rule of law."

"Make no mistake," Anderson continues, "the bid bad wolf of truth is about to blow the straw house of global warming to bits. This is why there was a sudden shift, in the last nine months, from the use of 'man made global warming' to 'climate change' by the proponents of the theory."

Argentine Glacier Advances Despite Global Warming
Global Warming Unearths Ancient Dragon
Poll: Global Warming Message Losing Ground
Czech Prez: What Climate Activists Really Want

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Age of Twitter v. Tyranny

By Rick Pearcey • June 23, 2009, 10:33 AM

As an "army of Davids takes on an Ayatollah Goliath" in Iran, Arnaud de Borchgrave writes at the Washington Times:

Until recently, a twitter was simply a bird making high-pitched mating calls. Now Twitter is in the vanguard of an army of cybernauts whose speedy steeds are propelling both democratic and authoritarian governments through a period of social change more profound than anything we have experienced in 5,000 years of recorded history. . . .

A Boston Globe cartoon shows the turbaned, white bearded supreme leader on his balcony ordering an acolyte to expel all the foreign correspondents reporting on the popular uprising in the streets below. But, responds the acolyte throwing up his arms, "they're all correspondents."

In the street below, thousands of demonstrators turned instant journalists are firing their electronic weapons, twittering away the standards of foreign reporting, tweeting the future of journalism and tweaking history. Online screams from men and women falling under the rubber truncheons were heard around the world.

Read the rest of "Age of Twitter v. Tyranny" . . .

David Limbaugh: Tide Beginning to Change Against Obama?

By Rick Pearcey • June 23, 2009, 10:14 AM

"For the first time," writes David Limbaugh, "there are signs that America is starting the wake up."

Monday, June 22, 2009

CNN Video: "Death of Neda" Becomes Symbol of Iranian Protests

By Rick Pearcey • June 22, 2009, 10:08 AM

This chilling video from Iran demonstrates something about the price of freedom, something about the high personal cost of standing up to government tyranny.

Our Founders understood something about this. Do we here at home in the U.S.?

Or have secularized Americans and "Christian" presidents such as Barack Hussein Obama forgotten about unalienable rights endowed by the Creator? Those real human rights, of course, violate the "separation of church and state" written into the "living" U.S. Constitution by the likes of the ACLU.

If that rewrite of history and the Constitution stands, then it may be Tehran today, but America tomorrow, for ideas have consequences. And bad ideas can have evil consequences.

If we despise the Founding Vision -- as elites and secularists preach and teach in Washington, Hollywood, Media, and academia -- one wonders on what basis American individuals and families can really hope to maintain their freedom and dignity.

If Sam Adams Had a Bulldozer
Jon Voight Calls for Resistance to "Obama Oppression"
Independence Day Tea Party Tally Explodes

The Man Who Would Be God

By Rick Pearcey • June 22, 2009, 08:24 AM

Now who, pray tell, could that be?

One thing's for sure. Don't ask a "journalist."

Burt Prelutsky explains all. 

Question the Collaborationist Media
The Evil Religious Presidents Do

Thursday, June 18, 2009

If Sam Adams Had a Bulldozer

By Rick Pearcey • June 18, 2009, 02:21 PM

Brothers of "GM-abandoned" and about-to-be-plowed-under Flint, Michigan -- Can you spare a bulldozer for your progressive federal comrades?

As J. Robert Smith writes at American Thinker:

Progress to a Progressive, like President Obama, has come to mean something entirely different these days. It's now about bulldozing blighted areas of cities rather than revitalizing them. It's actually a big white flag raised over the bloated corpse of liberal tax, regulation and urban policies.

It's called "Shrink to Survive." The Left is billing the failure and decline of town and cities, principally in the Northeast and Rust Belt, as inevitable. Nothing can be done to reverse the trend, they say, so go with it. Manage it smartly. And, oh, by the way, don't blame us.

Likely, more than a few emperors and senators said the same thing as ancient Rome crumbled.

As long as bulldozers and "Shrink to Survive" are on the table, let's brainstorm outside the federal box. Let's re-imagine the possibility of a brighter, more-humane destiny. 

Expand your mind: Might there be better candidates for an extreme makeover if constitutionally based freedom and dignity in America are to make it through the 21st century?

Further expand your mind: Imagine if the signers of the Declaration of Independence had bulldozers. Imagine the likes of Sam Adams, John Hancock, Ben Franklin, and John Witherspoon alive today, revved up and ready to go. One wonders where they would go. 

I have two hunches.

Hunch No. 1: Flint, Michigan, would not be at the top of the list. 

Hunch No. 2: When the dust finally clears, we'd be more free than we were before.

You'd hear singing by day rather than screams in the night.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Collaborationist Watch: Major Papers Expunge Obama Healthcare Comment

By Rick Pearcey • June 17, 2009, 09:45 AM

Here is a quote from Barack Obama that did not appear in news coverage from the Washington Post, New York Times, and Los Angeles Times, as reported by Terry Jeffrey at CNSNews.com:

I'll be honest, there are countries where a single-payer system works pretty well.

One wonders why these famed newspapers failed to include the Obama quote.

Here's a shot in the dark: Perhaps if readers "informed" by those papers read the quote, they might consider the possibility that Obama might try to impose here in the U.S. a nationalized, socialist single-payer healthcare system, since, after all, in all honesty, as the Democratic president has stated, "There are countries where a single-payer system works pretty well."

Question the Collaborationist Media
Journalists Who Don't Kiss Obama's Feet
New York Slimes: All the News That's Fit to Suppress
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism
Press Watch: Hyping Hysteria vs. Knowing Truth
Corrupt, Slobbering Media Still in Love

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Cult in the City: Obama

By Rick Pearcey • June 16, 2009, 09:55 AM

David Limbaugh examines the blind faith and irrational attraction that characterize the devotion of some to the current U.S. president.  

Jon Voight Calls for Resistance to "Obama Oppression"
Breitbart, Rush, and the Cult of Secular Politics
The Evil Religious Presidents Do

Independence Day Tea Party Tally Explodes

By Rick Pearcey • June 16, 2009, 09:21 AM

"The tea party movement is showing fresh signs of momentum as the national tally is once again exploding," reports WorldNetDaily.

A quote from Amy Kremer of Tea Party Patriots captures the point of it all: "All of these people are coming together to protect this country and the Constitution. We want to protect America and our capitalist society."

Video: Black Man Speaking at Racist Tea Party
Tax Protest at Alamo
Main Pastor Protests Taxation Without Representation
Act Now: In Praise of Tea Parties
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

Friday, June 12, 2009

Comedy Has Consequences: Still Open Season on Sarah Palin

By Rick Pearcey • June 12, 2009, 07:48 AM

David Letterman's below-the-belt sex-joke shots at Palin and her family are cheap and demeaning and reflect rather poorly on him as an increasingly unfunny and uninteresting entertainer. 

But it also speaks volumes about the inherent inhumanity at the heart of materialistic secularist thought as it impacts popular culture. There is a way up from that, but it requires an embrace of that which secularists despise: The high view of the individual person reflected in the Declaration of Independence and based in the objective and factual reality of human beings as having been created in the image of a rational, personal, knowable, and verifable God.

Palin "wasted no time unloading both barrels at the hoary Letterman for his lurid jabs," writes J. Robert Smith at American Thinker. "The time has come for conservatives to start fighting back. Governor Palin is showing the way."

O'Reilly, Letterman, and the Culture War

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Dictatorship Watch: Holocaust Museum Shooter a Christian-Hating Socialist

By Rick Pearcey • June 11, 2009, 01:05 PM

Racists, socialists, Marxists, and fascists red and yellow, black and white may want to hold onto their seats and secure their pews.

Writing at Frontpage magazine, Ben Johnson makes the case that "longtime neo-Nazi" James Wenneker Von Brunn "was . . . not . . .     a . . . conservative."

Moreover, writes Johnson, the murder suspect "denounced the Christian faith as a dastardly Jewish conspiracy" and as a "'HOAX' invented by the Apostle Paul to 'DESTROY ROMAN CULTURE' from within by undermining its pagan virility." (Note: The CAPS above, as Johnson points out, "appear in the original.")

One does not mean to be redundant, but the stereotype-challenging information Johnson provides may also upset members of a) the Collaborationist Press and b) the Obama administration.

Why? Because, sadly and tyrannically, many of these folks are also "Christian-Haters." 

They constitute an elitist, secularist axis of those who despise -- in contradistinction to the genius of the Founding Fathers and the Founding Vision -- the humane, liberating, and dictatorship-challenging application of Creator-rooted information and thoughtforms to the public square.

Their way, including the Obama way, is the end of America the free.

The end of their way opens the door to humanity and dignity under God again. That's what the Declaration and Constitution are all about.

According to the evidence, Von Brunn hates this. As does the Washington-Centric establishment.

Jon Voight Calls for Resistance to "Obama Oppression"
Question the Collaborationist Media
Obama Nation's Low View of Christianity
The Evil Religious Presidents Do

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Rush Limbaugh Pummels Obama on Birth Certificate

By Rick Pearcey • June 10, 2009, 04:15 PM

WorldNetDaily reports:

Nationwide attention about President Obama's lack of producing a long-form birth certificate proving his eligibility for office got a boost today when top-rated radio host Rush Limbaugh joked about the subject in comparing Obama to God.

Asking rhetorically what God has in common with Obama, Limbaugh said, "Neither has a birth certificate."

"How do they differ?" Limbaugh continued. "God does not think he's Obama. And there's another difference. Liberals love Obama."

More from WND on "Rush Limbaugh Pummels Obama on Birth Certificate" . . . 

Birth Certificate No. 1 Issue at Fox News
Some $800,000, 3 Law Firms, 1 Birth Certificate . . . and Yet
This Obama's Birth Certificate?
Possible Worst-Case Scenario Over Obama Eligibility

Jon Voight Calls for Resistance to "Obama Oppression"

By Rick Pearcey • June 10, 2009, 11:10 AM

In an stirring speech at the 2009 GOP Senate-House Dinner Monday night, actor Jon Voight takes on the Democrats, Obama, and even Oprah. Will Hollywood ever recover?

But here's the more important question: Will the Republican Party move forward not just on the basis of policy wonkism, and not just on the basis of opposition to Obama, but on the basis of the genius of the Founding Vision and Mission Statement set forth in the Declaration of Independence?

Anything less is doomed to failure.

As the Founders understood, declared, lived, and struggled, only a republic poised in the content of liberty rooted in a living and knowable Creator will have the resources needed to break free of state tyranny, ideological oppression, and false prophets disguised as U.S. presidents.

This is the direction of Mark Levin's terrific book Liberty and Tyranny, after which reading all patriots would do well to read (or view the DVD) Francis Schaeffer's A Christian Manifesto.

"We, and we alone," the Oscar-winning actor said, "are the right frame of mind to free this nation from this Obama oppression."

Voight's "analysis of how President Obama got elected will eventually be the accepted truth once sober and dispassionate journalists reenter the mainstream media," says Andrew Breitbart at Big Hollywood.

Click here to see a video of Voight's speech as well as additional comments by Andrew Breitbart.

Breitbart, Rush, and the Cult of Secular Politics
Question the Collaborationist Media
O'Reilly, Letterman, and the Culture War

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Oxymoron Watch

By Rick Pearcey • June 9, 2009, 12:46 PM

Republican Leadership

See Also:
Limbaugh Blasts Gerson
Constitution Party at The Pearcey Report
O'Reilly, Letterman, and the Culture War

Pro-Life "Smear" Suspected in DOJ Tiller Probe

By Rick Pearcey • June 9, 2009, 10:37 AM

Pro-Life leader Wendy Wright of Concerned Women for America "is questioning the motive behind the Justice Department's announcement of a probe to determine if others were involved in the murder of abortionist George Tiller," reports OneNewsNow.

"The Department of Justice may be trying to smear pro-lifers," says Wright, "as if we all belong in the same camp, as if we all advocate violence, when it's [actually] just the opposite."

Indeed. As the civilized world knows, "Pro-Choice" Fascism ("Abortion Macht Frei!") preaches and practices inhumane violence upon innocent individuals created in the image of God on a daily basis.

Aborcentration centers (aka "clinics") flood America with blood and blood money to enrich child-killers such as Herr Tiller & Co. on a daily basis.

Yep -- those barbarians who question, who stand at the philosophic center of the American Experiment in humane liberty, and who want to end the American Holocaust, need to be watched.

"Your papers!" 

No doubt, courageous individuals such as Wendy Wright may be near the top of "Christian" Barack Hussein Obama's enemies list.

Memo to the Choice Gestapo: During Cairo week, it's OK to use The Leader's full name.

Collaborationist Media Spike Muslim Convert's Murder of U.S. Soldier
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
Ann Coulter: 49 Million to 5
Secularist Washington-Centrism Is Un-American

Monday, June 8, 2009

Question the Collaborationist Media

By Rick Pearcey • June 8, 2009, 06:27 AM

CBS apparently thinks it's OK to question God but not to question Obama. Joseph Farah of WND wonders what the collaborationist media is up to. Actually, the human thing to do, as well as the Biblical and journalistic thing to do, is to "test everything."

But what are the "Collaborationist Media"? As I noted in this space June 3, Collaborationist Media are "organs of ideology and propaganda in the service of forces at odds with the DNA of the American Experiment in liberty."

The Collaborationist Press is philosophically challenged. It has:

Forgotten that freedom does not grow on trees or crawl out of the ocean. [It has rejected in principle] the Founders' hard-won understanding that human dignity and freedom are rooted in a real and knowable Creator. His structured creation -- which we recognize as the objective cosmos -- is what makes possible the rational investigation and empirical discovery of both science and legitimate news gathering in the first place. It also makes possible the separation of a religiously privatized "faith" (secular or otherwise) from the concrete and epistemologically assured information, truth content, and authenticity available in the Judeo-Christian worldview. 

The Collaborationist Press has rejected that worldview which gives an adequate basis for "fair and balanced" reporting. It is of little surprise, therefore, that so many journalists now find themselves goosestep-slobbering more and more deeply into political passions, relativistic subjectivities, group think that would make cult members blush, and obedience to correlations of raw power at particular moments in history. 

This is the true crisis in journalism today. What is needed to counter this is not a journalism passionately devoted to "conservatism" or some other "ism." What is needed is a journalism passionately committed to objective truth. "Vichy" journalism in Nazi-occupied France was a contradiction in terms in WWII Europe, and it is a contradiction in terms in America today. A journalism of resistance rooted in truth will win the hearts of Americans and help set us free again.

Journalists Who Don't Kiss Obama's Feet
New York Slimes: All the News That's Fit to Suppress
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism
Press Watch: Hyping Hysteria vs. Knowing Truth
Corrupt, Slobbering Media Still in Love
Last Straw: Statist Media Tea Party Cognitive Dissonance

Puke Alert: Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn on C-SPAN

By Rick Pearcey • June 8, 2009, 05:24 AM

Peter Barry Chowka in American Thinker reviews yesterday's 3-hour appearance of William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn on C-SPAN's "Book TV."

Chowka writes: "Ayers has gained some notoriety for comments he made that appear to defend his bomb making past (gaining for him in some circles the moniker 'unrepentant domestic terrorist') and for his murky but apparently influential association during the 1990s with the then new-on-the-scene, up-and-coming Chicago politician, Barack H. Obama."

Ayers "personifies the moral bankruptcy of the far left," and Dohrn "comes across as decidely rough around the edges and inarticulate."

More from Chowka on Ayers and Dohrn . . .

Friday, June 5, 2009

Schaeffer Son Tries to Pin Tiller's Murder on His Father Francis Schaeffer

By Rick Pearcey • June 5, 2009, 10:10 AM

John Sexton writes at Verum Serum:

No surprise to those who’ve followed his career. Franky Schaeffer has found a new way to drag his father’s name through the mud, this time by blaming him for the murder of Dr. Tiller.

More on "Franky Schaeffer Dishonestly" . . .

Franky Schaeffer Plays Schaeffer Card, Again
Francis Schaeffer: A Student's Appreciation of a Distinct Approach
What Can We Learn From Francis Schaeffer?
Francis Schaeffer: "The Central Problem of Our Age"
Telegraph: U.S. Religious Right Concedes Defeat
Michelangelo, Schaeffer, and the Kingdom of Washington

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Hitler Among the Cars

By Rick Pearcey • June 4, 2009, 12:18 PM

Working families oppressed by capitalist slave-masters click here to see GM (Government Motors), 1939 edition

Unfortunately, the empathetic Austrian corporal who experienced so many struggles early in life (war, wounding, poverty) ended up being not such a great CEO, and so he was fired.

Perhaps new GM CEO Barack Obama will do better as America moves forward courageously into the future. 

True patriots, of course, pray for his success.

For everyone knows: What's good for Obama is good for America.

Supremacist Watch: Soto-Obama-Mayor

By Rick Pearcey • June 4, 2009, 08:23 AM

Bob Tyrrell writes on the flawed mindset of Barack Obama and Sonia Sotomayor:

What kind of a society have we arrived at through Judge Sotomayor's reasoning? It is a society in which some groups are superior to others, namely, wise Latinas are superior to the rest of us. That is not what I call progress over intolerance, bigotry, or, for that matter, stupidity.

Nonetheless, this is the mindset of Liberals who hold sway at the nation's law schools. Professor Barack Obama had the same point of view when he taught at the University of Chicago Law School. . . .

The problem with their position is that it assumes we are all prisoners of our experience, except for Sotomayor and Obama who have somehow transcended their experience.

The rest of us cannot think objectively.

In fact, we cannot read the law or the Constitution unimpeded by our backgrounds.

Yet Sotomayor and Obama are here to guide and to govern.

At some point, perhaps, we will get over this middle class idea of holding elections. Or maybe Sotomayor and Obama will simply suspend them. They seem to know what is best.

More from Bob Tyrrell on the "Flawed Reasoning" of Soto-Obama-Mayor . . .

Making Racism Cool Again
How to Have a Race War

Time to "Man Up" GOP: Don't Fail to Fight Sotomayor
Sotomayor? Obama Invites War
Rush: Sotomayor the "Antithesis of a Judge . . ."
To Obama and Sotomayor: Keep Your Tyranny Off Our Constitution
Why Judges Make Law: The Roots and Remedy of Judicial Activism

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Making Racism Cool Again: Sotomayor "In and Out of Context"

By Rick Pearcey • June 3, 2009, 06:42 AM

Thomas Sowell explains:

In Washington, the clearer a statement is, the more certain it is to be followed by a "clarification" when people realize what was said.

The clearly racist comments made by Judge Sonia Sotomayor on the Berkeley campus in 2001 have forced the spinmasters to resort to their last-ditch excuse, that it was "taken out of context."
If that line is used during Judge Sotomayor's Senate confirmation hearings, someone should ask her to explain just what those words mean when taken in context.

More from Sowell . . .

Time to "Man Up" GOP: Don't Fail to Fight Sotomayor
Sotomayor? Obama Invites War
Rush: Sotomayor the "Antithesis of a Judge . . ."
To Obama and Sotomayor: Keep Your Tyranny Off Our Constitution
Why Judges Make Law: The Roots and Remedy of Judicial Activism

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Do Liberals Crave a Master?

By Rick Pearcey • June 2, 2009, 10:04 AM

Andrew Thomas writes at American Thinker:

Contemporary liberals, having abandoned the belief in God-given inalienable rights, masochistically crave a worldly master. This master is a sadistic god-substitute who will provide stern discipline needed to force economic equality and "fairness" by requiring painful sacrifices and bestowing government-created rights onto obedient and acquiescent groups of left-leaning masochists. 

Should Christians Resist Tyranny?
Tyranny Watch: When Government Attacks
What About Obama, Mussolini, and the Unmentionable Herr Hitler?
The Evil Religious Presidents Do

Monday, June 1, 2009

Ten Commandments Judge Roy Moore Launches Run for Alabama Governor

By Rick Pearcey • June 1, 2009, 09:24 AM

"Barack Obama has another outspoken critic on the stump today," reports WorldNetDaily.

"Judge Roy Moore, former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court launches his run for governor of that state and hits the national media promoting release of his autobiographical manifesto, So Help Me God.

Those 10 Commandments: Did Chief Justice Moore Go Too Far?

Journalists Who Don't Kiss Obama's Feet

By Rick Pearcey • June 1, 2009, 09:03 AM

"The White House press corps is now completely supine," writes James Lewis at American Thinker.

But Lewis has discovered signs of life across the Atlantic: "The journos of Britain show little repsect for American Presidents regardless or face, creed, or color. They laugh hysterically at all of them. Not that it takes much imagination."

More on "Journalists Who Don't Kiss Obama's Feet" . . .

New York Slimes: All the News That's Fit to Suppress
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism
Press Watch: Hyping Hysteria vs. Knowing Truth
Corrupt, Slobbering Media Still in Love
Last Straw: Statist Media Tea Party Cognitive Dissonance

Pravda: American Descent Into Marxism

By Rick Pearcey • June 1, 2009, 08:48 AM

"It is difficult not to be filled with a powerful sense of foreboding," writes Matthew Vadum at American Specator, "when Russia's Pravda Online editorializes about the tragic descent of America into radicalism under the Obama administration."

More From Vadum on Pravda: American Descent in Marxism . . .

Friday, May 29, 2009

Birth Certificate Issue No. 1 at Fox News

By Rick Pearcey • May 29, 2009, 03:42 PM

"Barack Obama's elusive long-form birth certificate that would establish his eligibility to serve as president as a 'natural born citizen' is the hottest discussion topic at the Fox News Channel's website, reports WorldNetDaily.

"Under the heading, 'Should Obama release his birth certificate? Or is this old news?,' nearly 1,000 comments have been posted -- all of them since White House press secretary Robert Gibbs was questioned about the document earlier this week by WND White House correspondent Les Kinsolving."

Also in the mix: "The visibility of the Obama birth certificate issue has also been raised by a new national billboard campaign, initiated by Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND," reports the news website. "Launched just over a week ago, the campaign has raised about $55,000 and begun erecting billboards that ask the question, 'Where's the birth certificate?'"  

More from WorldNetDaily . . .

Some $800,000, 3 Law Firms, 1 Birth Certificate . . . and Yet
This Obama's Birth Certificate?
Possible Worst-Case Scenario Over Obama Eligibility

Time to "Man Up" GOP: Don't Fail to Fight Sotomayor

By Rick Pearcey • May 29, 2009, 06:45 AM

Quin Hillyer on fighting the abomination nomination of Sonia Sotomayer to the Supreme Court:

Judge Sotomayor's unfitness for the high court is abundantly manifest.

No non-ethnic white nominee, under any circumstances, could possibly be confirmed if she had uttered, in a formal speech, anything close to the converse of Sotomayor's statement that Latina judges by their very background and nature, including perhaps "physiological" differences, would be more likely to reach "correct" decisions than would a white male.

Especially since it was not a mere throwaway line, but instead amply defended throughout her speech, the statement is so racist in nature that it is utterly disqualifying.

Combine it with a whole adult lifetime spent in pursuit of such racialist (if not racist) aims -- approving blatant discrimination against white firefighters, opining that states have no right to bar imprisoned felons from voting if the prison populations are disproportionately non-white, and a whole host of other outrageous stances -- and the only conclusion is that all reasonable senators of both parties should oppose Sotomayor by every legitimate means.

More from Quin Hillyer at American Spectator . . .

Sotomayor? Obama Invites War
Rush: Sotomayor the "Antithesis of a Judge . . ."
To Obama and Sotomayor: Keep Your Tyranny Off Our Constitution
Why Judges Make Law: The Roots and Remedy of Judicial Activism

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Should Christians Resist Tyranny?

By Rick Pearcey • May 28, 2009, 09:57 AM

"Whenever I question the timidity of today's church in America," writes Joseph Farah at WorldNetDaily, "I receive lectures accusing me of violating a biblical principle that supposedly provides a blanket condemnation of Christian resistance to tyranny. . . . 

"Perhaps there is no better time than now to revisit this issue -- as we approach America's Independence Day and our nation moves ever closer to tyranny, this time directed not from London but from our own nation's capital."

More from Farah on "Should Christians Resist Tyranny?" 

Tyranny Watch: When Government Attacks
What About Obama, Mussolini, and the Unmentionable Herr Hitler?
The Evil Religious Presidents Do

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Calif. Court Upholds Ban on Homosex "Marriage"

By Rick Pearcey • May 27, 2009, 10:57 AM

From the Washington Times:

Both sides of the debate over same-sex marriage said Tuesday's California Supreme Court decision upholding Proposition 8, the second defeat in a row for gay-marriage supporters, may have ended the legal battle on the ballot initiative but not the fight over the issue.

In a 6-1 decision, the court rejected arguments that the November ballot measure amending the state constitution to state that marriage is the union of one man and one woman violated the "inalienable" rights of same-sex couples to marry. The justices, however, did let stand the same-sex marriages performed before the initiative's passage.

Two comments:

1) The court is correct in rejecting the attempt to claim homosexual "marriage" as an inalienable right. Inalienable rights, as the Declaration of Independence affirms, are ontological derivatives rooted in the Creator, in whose image human beings are made. That same Creator makes clear, in historical and ethical information He communicates in the verifiable data of the Old and New Testaments, that marriage is a liberating circle of life-long fidelity and community for male and female.

2) The California court is incorrect to allow homosexist "marriages" performed before the passage of Prop 8 to stand, for those "marriages" are only social constructs that have no real moral or, ultimately, legal validity. Relying on high-sounding but hollow religious and public relations absolutes such as "equality" and "tolerance," monophysicalist unions violate the moral character of the ultimate Lawgiver, that self-same Creator whom the Founding Fathers recognized as the source of inalienable rights in the first place. 

See also:
Secularist Washington-Centrism Is Un-American

Sotomayor? Obama Invites War

By Rick Pearcey • May 27, 2009, 07:28 AM

A war because, as Quin Hillyer writes, Sonia Sotomayor is:

The most radical possible choice for the Supreme Court, a woman whose speeches and writings are so obscenely racialist that no white male could possible get away with saying anything like those things and live, professionally, for even a single additional day.

Obama's emphasis today, in introducing Sotomayor, on biography over all else was absolutely sickening. And despicable.

To which all decent Americans ought to respond: No, it does NOT make a difference whether she grew up rich or poor, black or white or Hispanic, left-handed or right-handed, ill or healthy, Jew or gentile.

All that matters is whether or not she will uphold her oath to serve the Constitution and laws as written, including the explicit and tacit restrictions therein on judicial authority.

In America, judges are not supposed to be fonts of wisdom, not supposed to "feel" the right things and not supposed to be demigods purveying some sort of cosmic notion of fairness.

Instead, they are supposed to apply the laws as provided to them by the political branches within these United States. Period.

More from Hillyer on Sotomayor at American Spectator . . .

Rush: Sotomayor the "Antithesis of a Judge . . ."
To Obama and Sotomayor: Keep Your Tyranny Off Our Constitution
Why Judges Make Law: The Roots and Remedy of Judicial Activism

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Rush: Sotomayor the "Antithesis of a Judge . . . "

By Rick Pearcey • May 26, 2009, 02:53 PM

In response to Barack Obama's pick of Sonia Sotomayor to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court, this from Rush Limbaugh on today's radio program:

Sonia Sotomayor needs to be opposed by the Republicans as far as they can take it, because the American people need to know who Barack Obama really is, and his choice of Sonia Sotomayor tells everybody, if we will tell the story of her, who he is.

He got up in his announcement and said everything about her that isn't true, that she's a great constitutionalist; that she doesn't use personal opinion; that she understands what her role is and the oath is of a Supreme Court justice.  She has done just the opposite of that.  She is a hack like he is a hack in the sense that the court is a place to be used to make policy, not to adjudicate cases, not to adjudicate constitutional law but to make policy. (emphasis added)

See also:
To Obama and Sotomayor: Keep Your Tyranny Off Our Constitution
Why Judges Make Law: The Roots and Remedy of Judicial Imperialism

Broken Trust: 3 Coequal Branches of Government?

By Rick Pearcey • May 26, 2009, 06:05 AM

WND Editor and CEO Joseph Farah offers a lesson in U.S. government and political freedom to "constitutional scholar" Barack Hussein Obama.

Monday, May 25, 2009

ACLU "Dead Wrong" on Vet Cross

By Rick Pearcey • May 25, 2009, 10:50 AM

"Some see it as the universal symbol of sacrifice in World War I, others see it as the undisputed sign of Christianity, but it will be up to the Supreme Court to make a final determination as to whether a 7-foot cross remains standing in a California desert to memorialize war veterans," reports the Washington Times.

"The cross was first erected in 1934 in what is now the federally protected Mojave Desert Preserve by a group of veterans whose doctors advised them that the desert heat would help them recover from shell shock.

"Veterans today say this war memorial and others like it across the country that use religious symbols are under attack by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)."

More on "ACLU 'Dead Wrong' on Vet Cross" . . .

Friday, May 22, 2009

Cheney, Obama, Schaeffer -- "Idolatry Cloaked in Righteousness" . . . Video

By Rick Pearcey • May 22, 2009, 10:44 AM

FoxNation offers a "Recklessness Cloaked in Righteousness" video of Dick Cheney's National Security speech delivered yesterday, May 21, at the American Enterprise Institute.

"Recklessness Cloaked in Righteousness" works well not just as a summary of Mr. Obama's national security policy, but also of his messianic political agenda in general.

"Godlessness Cloaked in Righteousness" may be an even more apt phrase, with the caveat that this thoroughly secular community organizer seems to want to Deify the Federal State.

Additional descriptions suggest themselves: "Idolatry Cloaked in Righteousness," and so on.

Then, branching out, try: "Tyranny Cloaked in Constitutionality." This includes the present, hard, and bloody tyranny of abortion on demand, the implications of which are clear from the recent European past.

For all of the man's Bible-thumping liberalism and isogesis, there's nothing vaguely "Christian" in Obama's approach -- or anything authentically related to the knowable and verifiable Christ of history.

Obama's "Jesus" is an empty, irrational religious symbol with no connection to history or truth or wholeness or human dignity.

But it serves him and his political agenda well as a tool for manipulating mass opinion to cloak an anti-American, anti-Christian, and anti-constitutional program of radical, secular statism.  

It's the sort of thing the great Francis Schaeffer called "semantic mysticism."

Here's the text of the former Vice President's speech. 

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Barber: Repeal All "Hate Crime" Laws

By Rick Pearcey • May 21, 2009, 09:58 AM

A news release from Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel:

The U.S. Senate is preparing to vote any day on S. 909, a bill that would grant specially preferred government status to a select few citizens based on the behaviorally driven, fluid, and undefined concepts of "sexual orientation" and "gender identity"; this, to the express exclusion of other citizens.

While the House version of the bill was being considered, some lawmakers attempted to make it more inclusive and curtail its inherent discriminatory nature by offering an amendment that would include other identifiable groups such as veterans, the elderly and the homeless. The bill’s sponsors inexplicably rejected that request without explanation.

"This underscores the fact that all ‘hate crimes’ laws, both state and federal, inarguably advance ‘unequal’ protection of the laws," said Matt Barber, director of cultural affairs with both Liberty Counsel and Liberty Alliance Action. "This flies in the face of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. 

"For this reason I am calling for lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, in Washington and around the country, to not only reject S. 909, but to begin working toward repeal of all state and federal ‘hate crimes’ laws. 

"All violent crimes are ‘hate crimes,’" continued Barber. "I’ve never known anyone cracked upside the head in love. There may have been a time when ‘hate crimes’ laws were temporarily necessary, but that time has come and gone. When the 1968 federal ‘hate crimes’ bill passed, there were multiple and verifiable cases of local prosecutors refusing to indict whites for violent crimes committed against blacks. This was the justification for the law in the first place.

"That’s simply not the case today, and FBI statistics bear out that reality. In today’s America every citizen, without fail, is both guaranteed and granted equal protection of the law -- in the absence of ‘hate crimes’ laws -- regardless of race, religion, gender, disability, ‘sexual orientation,’ ‘gender identity,’ dominate hand, favorite color or American Idol pick. This renders all extraneous ‘hate crimes’ laws woefully obsolete and fatally discriminatory.

"S. 909 and existing ‘hate crimes’ laws create a two-tiered justice system with first-class victims and second-class victims. Second-class victims, such as the elderly, veterans, the homeless or children, are explicitly denied the same resources, attention and justice given to those who are arbitrarily deemed to be first-class victims. This is as un-American as it is unfair," said Barber. 

"Rather than continuing down the wrong path and creating new ‘hate crimes’ laws that unfairly favor whichever boutique special interest group screams the loudest, we should move toward inclusion and equality for all Americans. We should look to the future instead of the past. We should both reject S. 909 and repeal all demonstrably outdated and discriminatory ‘hate crimes’ laws.

"Both sides of the S. 909 debate can come together. Nothing is impossible. This is the perfect compromise. ‘Hate crimes’ laws are divisive and unnecessary. The debate over S. 909 is tearing us apart rather than bringing us together. Instead, let’s increase enforcement of existing criminal laws and enhance penalties for all violent criminals across the board, regardless of who the victim might be. Let’s promote inclusion, not exclusion. Let’s embrace diversity, not discrimination."    

Admitted: "Hate Crimes" an "Invention"
"Patriot Pastors" Challenged to Crush "Hate Crimes" Bill
Clergy in the Crosshairs
Resisting the Reactionary Extremism of Perez Hilton

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New York Slimes: All the News That's Fit to Suppress

By Rick Pearcey • May 20, 2009, 10:48 AM

Author of Liberty and Tyranny Mark Levin mocks the pretended objectivity and, ahem, reliable newsworthiness of the New York Times by famously calling it the "New York Slimes."

Michelle Malkin offers free-thinking people a new round of evidence for this well-earned moniker of money-monkey reportage.

Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism
Press Watch: Hyping Hysteria vs. Knowing Truth
Corrupt, Slobbering Media Still in Love
Last Straw: Statist Media Tea Party Cognitive Dissonance

Blood Flowing in Streets of America?

By Rick Pearcey • May 20, 2009, 09:04 AM

Former Reagan Administration official Herbert Meyer makes the case that America today is not in the midst of a "culture war" or a "second Civil War," but a revolution.

"We have lost our free-market economy as quickly as we have lost the rule of law," he writes at American Thinker. And if freedom-loving Americans don't launch a peaceful counteroffensive, he continues,  "the alternative . . . is horrific."

And, by the way, don't expect much help from Fat-Cat Republicans. "Because most of them are careerist hacks who've been playing footsie with the Democrats for too long; with very few exceptions they lack the intellectual firepower to articulate the present danger, and the political courage to stand up to this Administration and really fight."

More from Herbert Meyer on Revolution . . .

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Customer Review by Rick Pearcey
O'Reilly, Letterman, and the Culture War

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Obama vs. D-Day: Will He Apologize for This Too?

By Rick Pearcey • May 19, 2009, 08:36 AM

Meditating on that long-awaited Day of Days, Herb London of the Hudson Institute writes at American Spectator:

On June 6, 1944, the United States and its allies launched the largest air and sea armada in world history. The purpose of this mission was clear: liberate Europe from the grip of Nazi despotism.

The landings on the Normandy beaches led to unprecedented death and destruction. American soldiers leaving their amphibious landing crafts measured their life expectancy in minutes. In the first hour of battle hundreds lost their lives and in succeeding waves thousands were killed as the beaches at Omaha and Utah were soaked with the blood of young men in their teens and early twenties. . . .

I don't think we should ever apologize for what the United States has done to extricate millions from the yoke of totalitarian control. It is not arrogance to recall the limbs that were shattered and the bodies broken to set history on the course of democracy, imperfect as it is.

Before President Obama stands supinely before the G-20 again and engages in a form of national self-flagellation, I would urge him to stand amid the crosses and stars in Normandy cemetery and recall the sacrifices made by those youngsters so that he could be president of the United States and breathe an unadorned version of freedom.

In the roll-up to WWII, the German nation had invested everything in big government led by a messiah who called individuals to shared sacrifice toward something greater than themselves.  He built roads, created new automobiles, loved nature, and put people to work. Finally, after years of struggle and despair, there was hope for those treated unfairly. Change meant the people could be proud of their nation again.

The result: tyranny. The price of freedom: blood. The tyranny was always there from the beginning, for those who had eyes to see. 

When it comes to protecting human freedom and dignity under God -- rejected by secularists and liberals but which goes to heart of the American experiment in liberty -- every day is June 6, 1944. And for that kind of effort, that kind of defense, that kind of hope, that kind of love, what is required is not apology, but thankfulness and praise. 

Monday, May 18, 2009

Farah: Obama Wants Civil Dialogue Over Murder of Unborn Humans

By Rick Pearcey • May 18, 2009, 07:48 AM

Go ahead. Make Nice. But Notre Dame party-spoiler Joseph Farah of WND chooses not to play by Obama's pathetic, inhumane, and bloody rules:

If I were presiding over a public policy that called for the murder of unborn babies for any reason or no reason at all, that provided mandatory public funding of those procedures both domestically and in foreign countries, that required doctors and nurses to perform abortions even if they were conscientiously opposed, that permitted experimentations on living human embryos, that promoted even partial-birth abortions outside the womb and that called for the extermination of infants who somehow defied all the odds and managed to survive efforts to kill them before birth, I guess I would want to frame the debate in such a way as to diminish the hideous monstrousness of my morally indefensible position.

He doesn't really want people who recognize what abortion is to approach the debate with "open hearts." He wants us to harden our hearts.  

More on "The Blowback of Notre Dame," by Joseph Farah at WND . . .

Obama OKs Killing Unborn in Notre Dame Speech
Episcopalian High Priestess: "Abortion Is a Blessing!"

What About Obama, Mussolini, and the Unmentionable Herr Hitler?
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
How to Argue Like a Fascist
American Fascism: Obama and Mussolini

Obama OKs Killing Unborn in Notre Dame Speech

By Rick Pearcey • May 18, 2009, 06:47 AM

"After receiving an honorary doctorate in law at the University of Notre Dame’s graduation ceremony yesterday, President Barack Obama delivered a speech to the school's graduating seniors that sought to legitimize his position in favor of the legal killing of unborn children," reports Terry Jeffrey at CNSNews.com.

"Obama told the graduates of the nation’s most well-known Catholic university that abortion 'has both moral and spiritual dimensions' -- although he did not explain why he had made this conclusion -- and made it quite clear that, even so, he has no intention of moving from his position that it ought to be legal for a pregnant mother to have a doctor kill her unborn child for literally any reason at any stage of pregnancy."

More on Obama at Notre Dame from CNSNews.com.

Episcopalian High Priestess: "Abortion Is a Blessing!"
What About Obama, Mussolini, and the Unmentionable Herr Hitler?
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
How to Argue Like a Fascist
American Fascism: Obama and Mussolini

Friday, May 15, 2009

Gingrich Blisters Pelosi on Terror, Torture Debate: Audio

By Rick Pearcey • May 15, 2009, 02:15 PM

This ABC News interview is must listening.

Here's a report from The Note, a blog at ABCNews.com.

Admitted: "Hate Crimes" an "Invention"

By Rick Pearcey • May 15, 2009, 10:15 AM

"The real reason for hate crime laws is not the defense of human beings from crime. There are already laws against that -- and Matthew Shepard's murderers were successfully prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law in a state with no hate crimes law at the time," writes Andrew Sullivan at his "Daily Dish."

So what's the real reason for "hate crimes" law, according to Sullivan? "The real reason for the invention of hate crimes," he writes, "was a hard-left critique of conventional liberal justice and the emergence of special interest groups which need boutique legislation to raise funds for their large staffs and luxurious buildings."

Here's a report from WorldNetDaily.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Should States Reject Overweening Federal Government?

By Rick Pearcey • May 13, 2009, 02:32 PM

"A movement to reclaim for states all rights not specifically designated to the federal government in the U.S. Constitution is exploding across the nation," reports WorldNetDaily, "with 35 states already acting or at least considering such proposals -- and one state lawmaker estimating the nation as a whole could save $11 trillion in coming years if it would succeed."

Reporting for WND, Bob Unruh also writes:

WND reported not long ago when the number of states with lawmakers considering such sovereignty efforts reached 20.

Now, according to the Tenth Amendment Center, such provisions have been launched in at least 35 states. They all address the Tenth Amendment that says: "Powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

All of which suggests the following question: If Barack Obama (or whomever might hold power in Washington, D.C.) and the federal government reject the U.S. Constitution and the limits it places on federal authority, should not freedom-embracing Americans and State governments across the land reject Barack Obama and the overweening federal government?

Barack Obama's Declaration of Dependence

By Rick Pearcey • May 13, 2009, 09:47 AM

Pamela Meister at American Thinker recasts The Declaration of Indepedence, offering up hope and change for global citizens via the spiritual secularism of Messiah Barack Hussein Obama.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tyranny Watch: When Government Attacks

By Rick Pearcey • May 12, 2009, 09:04 AM

"Of the dozens of reasons to be concerned about the ever-growing and unchecked power of the federal government under President Barack Obama," writes David Limbaugh, "the upcoming assault against conservative talk radio may surpass them all."

More from Limbaugh on "Fearing Our Government" . . .

What About Obama, Mussolini, and the Unmentionable Herr Hitler?

Barack Obama: The Quintessential Liberal Fascist

By Rick Pearcey • May 12, 2009, 08:05 AM

"While the left has been indulging and fostering the 'Bush Is Hitler' meme, they have just put a genuine ideological fascist heir in the White House," writes Kyle-Anne Shiver at American Thinker.

"There is an inherent danger in making scurrilous comparisons (as were perpretated unceasingly against George W. Bush), but there seem to be some very worrisome signs in the rise of Barack Obama that we Americans would be foolish to ignore."

More on Barack Obama: The Quintessential Liberal Fascist . . .

Can Obama Be an Economic Fascist?
Fascism Watch: Village Voice and Pro-Existence
American Fascism: Obama and Mussolini
National Obama Socialism
Regarding "Change" -- Liberals Drink Deeply From Fascist Well
Fascism Is Back
The Evil Religious Presidents Do

Monday, May 11, 2009

Schieffer Schwimpdaddled: Cheney Prefers Rush Over Powell

By Rick Pearcey • May 11, 2009, 07:54 AM

From Brent Baker at Newsbusters:

To Bob Schieffer's astonishment, when he wrapped up his Sunday interview by asking former Vice President Dick Cheney where he comes down between Rush Limbaugh and Colin Powell who both say the Republican Party would be “better off” without the other, Cheney declared: “I'd go with Rush Limbaugh.”  

More on Schwimpdaddled Schieffer at Newsbusters.

Friday, May 8, 2009

RIP: Jeb Bush and the RINOs

By Rick Pearcey • May 8, 2009, 09:09 AM

"Why is it so hard for the failed leadership of the Republican Party to understand that the Party's present woes are directly related to the fact that they left Reagan behind years ago?," asks Alan Keyes at WND

"Part of the problem," as Keyes see it: The GOP thinks --

mainly about how to get and keep political power. What made Ronald Reagan the man he was had more to do with thinking about how to get and keep the moral fiber and liberty of the American people, the strength of our Constitution and the vitality of our private enterprise approach to economic life. He articulated this thinking even when politicians like Jeb Bush's father ridiculed him as a right-wing extremist, doomed to political failure and irrelevance. Reagan had true political conviction. In this respect he resembled the committed leftists of the Obama faction. Unlike Obama, however, he didn't lie about his convictions, but spoke them with courage and clarity despite efforts by his opposition to ridicule and marginalize them.

But what gave Reagan his strength? He practiced a politics of conviction. Keyes writes:

His conviction was true in the sense that he truly believed what he said, but it was also true in the more profound and important sense that it truly reflected the ideas and principles upon which the American republic is founded. He was a republican by purpose and conviction, not just by party label. His positions aimed to strengthen the republic, not just his own chances of victory at the polls. When anti-communism passed out of style in the late 1960s and '70s, he continued to sound the call to battle against its destruction of human liberty. He cared more about preserving the freedom and sovereignty of the American people than about winning their momentary applause with popular positions that endangered both. Unlike the Rockefeller/Bush Republicans, he was never intimidated by the leftist's phony posture of moral superiority. He never gave in to the temptation to oppose them for political purposes by offering a better-managed version of their government-dominated, elitist utopia.  

Is there an alternative to the "docile" acceptance of Obamaism? Keyes concludes:

As I listen to the Republican politicians who seem willing docilely to accept that future (as they are docilely accepting Obama's usurpations and extremist appointments), I learn to expect no good from them. This leads me to the certainty that the only hope for America lies in the leadership of the people themselves. But who among them remembers what that means? Things like the tea party events, the 912 project and http://aipnews.com suggest that there are some, but can they be brought together to see and fulfill their true vocation soon enough? One first step must be to turn decisively away from the [no longer] Republican distraction.

Mark Levin: Obama Vision of "Change" Is Destructive
Alan Keyes: Beyond the Steele-Specter Fiasco

Does the "Far Right" Exist?

By Rick Pearcey • May 8, 2009, 08:30 AM

In reality, No. In the liberal imagination, Yes.

Bruce Walker explains all in "The Notional Dangers of the Fictional Far Right," at American Thinker.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

To Obama and Sotomayor: Keep Your Tyranny Off Our Constitution

By Rick Pearcey • May 7, 2009, 10:44 AM

"New concerns are being aired about Judge Sonia Sotomayor, considered one of the front-runners for the U.S. Supreme Court seat held by retiring Justice David H. Souter, and Exhibit A is likely to be a 2005 speech she made at Duke University," writes Debra Weiss at the ABA Journal.

More from Weiss:

In the taped speech, Sotomayor said, "All of the legal defense funds out there, they're looking for people with court of appeals experience" because "the court of appeals is where policy is made." [emphasis added] Sotomayor then tried to backtrack, saying, "I know this is on tape and I should never say that, because we don't make law, I know. Um, okay. I know. I'm not promoting it, I'm not advocating it."

Here is video of Sotomayor's comments in favor of legal activism, her attempts to put the activist toothpaste back into the judicial toothpaste tube notwithstanding.

This episode confirms what fair-minded observers have long noted: Secularists and statists rely on courts to create law and impose private, subjective political agendas that contradict the Founding documents and the Founding vision of United States. It's a disaster.

The extremist and authoritarian views Sotomayor advances are a direct assault on the American experiment in liberty.

It should be clear that no president who respects our constitutional system of checks and balances, who respects the separation of powers, should even entertain the possible nomination of such a misguided -- and misguiding -- person for nomination to the High Court.

You can try to sugar-coat this, especially if a judge happens to "empathize" with your particular passion or your group's political passion currently before the court.

But judicial activism is: Legal Tyranny.

It's an offense to any freedom-minded person -- and not just to "conservatives," by the way, as the Weiss article might be read to suggest. And if judicial activism is what Sotomayor currently practices in her court, she's a tryant, not a judge.

Let Sonia Sotomayor withdraw her name from consideration for the High Court. If she wants to make law, the field is wide open: Run for office. If Obama can't wait for the American people to vet her and he wants the judge to make policy now, put her in the White House.

But not on the Court. Please, do you mind? Keep your tyranny off our Constitution.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Can Obama Be Called an Economic Fascist?

By Rick Pearcey • May 5, 2009, 09:01 AM

Jerry Doyle writes at Human Events:

It is dangerous in this day and age to use the word “fascism” lightly. Liberals sling around the term “fascism” without regard to its meeting -- for the left, “fascism” applies to everything from religious social perspectives to conservative tax cut prescriptions. But economic fascism has a precise, defined meaning. And Barack Obama’s economic policy fulfills that meaning in every conceivable way.

Economic fascism can be defined as government control over the four P’s: Product, Price, Profit Margin, and People. When the government controls the product created by the market, when it controls the price structure for product and company securities, when it controls how much profit particular companies can make, and when it controls the people who are hired and fired, economic freedom has been banished, and economic fascism reigns supreme.

And economic fascism reigns supreme in Barack Obama’s America. Just look at the recent government handling of Chrysler. In a series of press conferences this week announcing Chrysler’s bankruptcy, Obama hit on all of the four P’s.

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Court Watch: Obama "Empathy" vs. Rule of Law

By Rick Pearcey • May 5, 2009, 07:50 AM

Justice David Souter's decision to step down from the Supreme Court is an opportune time to ask basic questions that go to the heart of freedom in America: Does Barack Obama understand law and respect the Constitution? Answer: No.

Thomas Sowell writes:

That President Obama has made "empathy" with certain groups one of his criteria for choosing a Supreme Court nominee is a dangerous sign of how much further the Supreme Court may be pushed away from the rule of law and toward even more arbitrary judicial edicts to advance the agenda of the left and set it in legal concrete, immune from the democratic process.

Would you want to go into court to appear before a judge with "empathy" for groups A, B and C, if you were a member of groups X, Y or Z? Nothing could be further from the rule of law. That would be bad news, even in a traffic court, much less in a court that has the last word on your rights under the Constitution of the United States.

Appoint enough Supreme Court justices with "empathy" for particular groups and you would have, for all practical purposes, repealed the 14th Amendment, which guarantees "equal protection of the laws" for all Americans.  

More from Thomas Sowell on "Empathy" vs. Rule of Law . . .

Obama Court Frontrunner Believes Constitution Grows "With the Times"
Obama, Souter, and the Problem of Tyranny
Obamalini's Coup D'etat

Monday, May 4, 2009

Pearcey Jolts Atlanta Journal-Constitution Writer/Editor on Miss California

By Rick Pearcey • May 4, 2009, 12:03 PM

It seems that accurately locating the affirmations of Miss California Carrie Prejean at the philosophic center of the American experiment in liberty was a bit much for Jim Galloway at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "Over the top," said Galloway.

Galloway describes himself as a "writer and editor with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for 30 years," and he writes a blog called "Political Insider." He was responding to a column in RedState titled Beauty and the Beast: The Reactionary Extremism of Perez Hilton, also published at Pro-Existence, here

Note also this strange comment from a fellow who thinks I'm a "foreigner" who "would do well to draw from the actual well of Our Founders’ writing." He suggests I leave the country. 

Well, I think I've done well by the commenter and perhaps even Mr. Galloway. As a Christian, Miss Prejean affirms the existence of a Creator, as does the Declaration of Independence, which expresses the basic worldview and mission statement of the Founders of the United States. Both positions relate the Creator to questions of public life, including government and politics.

Miss California, therefore, is operating within the same philosophic universe as that shared by our Founders. She occupies the middle ground, the "center," as it were.

Those such as Perez Hilton who reject the application of verifiable information from the Creator to public life, including politics, operate in a totally different philosophic universe. In both outbursts and outlook, they are the extremists. 

Obama, Souter, and the Problem of Tyranny

By Rick Pearcey • May 4, 2009, 09:36 AM

With the retirement of David Souter from the U.S. Supreme Court, Barack Obama has an opportunity to begin stacking the Court with his kind of people. Unfortunately, these are likely to be activists who agree to impose private, intellectually suspect, arbitrary, and unconstitutional visions of social activism disguised as law.

Though shocking, this usurpation of juridical power should not surprise. As Jan LaRue notes in American Thinker, Obama already indicated his disdain for law in his book Audacity of Hope, where "Obama affirmed his belief that the Constitution 'is not a static but rather a living document and must be read in the context of an ever-changing world.'"

Even if well-intentioned, what Obama offers is a sugar-coated attack on the concept of checks and balances and the division of powers, which are vital to maintaining human freedom in a world of imperfect people who seek and all too easily abuse government power. As history has shown, even the outwardly "nicest" guys in office can do horrible things to other people. Constitutional limitations on power are a good thing that wise people accept but that tyrants seek to circumvent.      

Despite the smiling language of Obama, what is really at work here is not a "living document" but a living tyranny. It is a statist "liberal" tyranny that emanates from a secular empire on the banks of the Potomac. It operates on the basis of a worldview utterly alien to the Mission Statement of America, as set forth by the Founding Fathers. 

In contrast to closed-down secular activists, Americans who understand America respect the fact that our Creator has endowed every human being with unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We respect law and the rule of law, including the Supreme Court, not because an oppressive regime points a gun at us, but because we live in community with a Supreme Lawgiver ("nature's God") whose moral and transcendent character gives a basis for law that protects the little guy from relativistic tyranny, judicial activism, and oppressive Washingtonians.   

The way of the Creator is freedom and dignity under law, the way of judicial activism is enslavement and humiliation under tyranny. 

Thursday, April 30, 2009

What About Obama, Mussolini, and the Unmentionable Herr Hitler?

By Rick Pearcey • April 30, 2009, 09:53 AM

Writing in American Spectator, Quin Hillyer defends the proposition that "Barack Obama's economic policies (and others) . . . are straight out of the Mussolini playbook." Hillyer had compared the economics of Musso and Obama in an April 2 column.

Hillyer sees a difference between fascism and Nazism. This may be a distinction lost on preborn citizens in a land ruled by a relativistic Washington-centric elite led by a Socialist president. Mr. Obama accepts class warfare hatreds but rejects the concept and practice of unalienable rights rooted in a knowable Creator who expects human beings to apply truth across the whole of life, including public life, including political life, including government life.

The PR in support of aborcentration centers suggests they are more cool than concentration camps, but the mentality seems quite similar. The secular state has delegated to pregnant women (instead of SS camp guards) the authority to decide who lives and who dies among a certain class of humanity (preborn American citizens). Millions of human beings have been slaughtered on the basis of this ugly expression of "progressive" and inhumane class warfare.

The real-world result of "choice" is a land awash in blood ("Abortion Macht Frei!"). Blood money fills the coffers and war chests of the secularists. Who needs the SS and railroad tracks when you have Planned Parenthood, single-minded Democrats, and double-minded Republicans?

What's crucial is not the diversity but the unity that describes Obama, Mussolini, and Hitler. All three reject the foundational, liberating, protective, and humane concept of unalienable rights endowed by an existing, knowable Creator in whose image every single human being is created and therefore has value and signficance. 

All three accept instead the notion of a relativistic, arbitrary, secular but "spiritual" state as the center of gravity and salvation for government and society.

There may be differences in personality, historic circumstances, skin color, and how one shines one's shoes. But the crucial point is the in-principle triumph of tyranny over liberty. It is the difference between the tyranny of "civil liberties" controlled and dispensed by an idolatrous federal establishment -- and the authentic liberty afforded by human rights endowed by our true Creator upon all people.

In the playbook of tyranny are well-deserved chapters on Hitler and Mussolini. Should you ever find a U.S. president in there, be sure of this: He's not an American, even if he was born in Hawaii. As sunlight is to vampires, so is adherence to the Declaration of Independence to all tryants, statists, and political messiahs with wonderful plans for our lives. 

The Founding Vision is the philosophic center of the American experiment. That's what gathers together the children of liberty and excludes the extremist offspring of tyranny. Go ask George, John, and Tom. They pledged their sacred honor, which according to the ACLU, is no longer constitutional. 

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Regarding "Change" -- Liberals Drink Deeply From Fascist Well
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
How to Argue Like a Fascist
Fascism Is Back

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Buchanan: Torture Ever Moral?

By Rick Pearcey • April 29, 2009, 08:15 AM

Pat Buchanan writes:

Cheney and Bush, who make no apologies for what they authorized to keep America safe for seven and a half years, should be held to account.

But so, too, should Barack Obama, if U.S. citizens die in a terror attack the CIA might have prevented, had its interrogators not been tied to an Army Field Manual written for dealing with soldiers, not al-Qaida killers who favor "soft targets" such as subways, airliners and office buildings.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Centrist Miss California Told to Shut Up "About Your Faith"

By Rick Pearcey • April 28, 2009, 07:58 AM

Fortunately, in the highest, centrist tradition of American exceptionalism, Carrie Prejean responds to a calling higher than that afforded by "Miss CA USA" or by extremist anti-family, pro-homosexual activists such as Perez Hilton.  WND has the story.

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Resisting the Reactionary Extremism of Perez Hilton
Limbaugh vs. Obama

Corrupt, Slobbering Media: 100 Days and Still in Love

By Rick Pearcey • April 28, 2009, 07:25 AM

100 days and 852 broadcast stories into the regime of liberal socialist Barack Obama and the liberal socialist Obama is virtually nowhere to be found on "ABC's World News, the CBS Evening News, and the NBC Nightly News." Imagine that

"In fact, rather than challenging the President's radical policies, network news reporters have often celebrated Obama's radical agenda." Well, imagine that again.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Baby, Killers: The Inverted Conscience of Barack Obama

By Rick Pearcey • April 27, 2009, 01:57 PM

Imagine the face of a terrorist and then the face of an unborn baby. Which one, according to "care for the least of these" Barack Obama, signifies the "innocent victim" and which one the "dangerous enemy"?

Dan McLaughlin comments at RedState.

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Iowa Governor Should Resist Court Tyranny on Homosex "Marriage"

By Rick Pearcey • April 27, 2009, 01:40 PM

This just in -- The following press statement issued today by Matt Barber of Liberty Alliance Action and Liberty Counsel calls on Iowa Governor Chet Culver to uphold the Iowa Constitution and resist judicial tyranny by refusing to issue marriage licenses to homosexuals: 

Iowa Governor Should Tell Court, "Thanks, But No Thanks"

"In Baker v. Nelson, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to imagine there exists a 'constitutional right' to 'same-sex marriage.' It held that if the Court were to create such a right, it would amount to an unconstitutional act of 'judicial legislation.' With its recent opinion charging that such a right exists and ordering that, starting today, marriage licenses be given to homosexual duos, the Iowa Supreme Court has done just that. It has co-opted the role of both the legislative and executive branches of government and has presumed to unconstitutionally create and administer law from the bench.

"This presents the perfect opportunity for Iowa Governor Chet Culver -- who publicly opposes 'gay marriage' -- to give the Iowa Supremes and the American people a much needed lesson in 'separation of powers.'  The constitutional process cleverly provides intrinsic checks and balances to avoid tyrannical governance from any one branch of government,” said Barber. “The Iowa Supreme Court has attempted to fundamentally redefine the millennia-old definition of natural marriage in direct conflict with the constitutionally codified will of the people and the legislature. It doesn’t get much more tyrannical than that.

“For any new law to be properly implemented, either the people of Iowa -- through ballot initiative -- or the state legislature would have to affirmatively create that new law. And, of course, if such a law arrived on the Governor’s desk by way of the legislature, he has every right to either sign it or veto it.  

“In this instance, the court has arbitrarily and unilaterally attempted to circumvent the constitutionally proscribed process and constructively impose a new law on the people of Iowa. It has issued an ‘opinion’ and an opinion is just that. The Court has no constitutional means or right to enforce its unconstitutionally imposed opinion. If the Judiciary is supreme lawmaker, then it renders the other two branches of government politically impotent. Why even have executive and legislative branches of government if we ultimately live under a judiciocracy?” asked Barber.   

“Governor Culver has an opportunity to do what former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney refused to do when given the same chance. That is, to uphold his state Constitution and become a champion to ‘we the people’ in the process. Culver should tell the Iowa Supreme Court, ‘thanks but no thanks’ and immediately order that no further marriage licenses be given to any couple that does not meet the common sense requirements properly in existence since the day the Iowa Constitution was drafted.”    

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Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

BBC: On Murdering Miss California

By Rick Pearcey • April 27, 2009, 07:39 AM

That's the big joke (aka "gaffe"), according to the following report in the UK Sun:

A senior Tory MP joked about MURDERING a Miss California contestant on a popular TV show.

Shadow leader of the House of Commons Alan Duncan was appearing on BBC comedy show "Have I Got News For You" when he made the gaffe.

Mr. Duncan, who had earlier in the show revealed his ambition to become Home Secretary, was discussing American Beauty Queen Carrie Prejean's belief that same sex marriages were wrong.

And the MP called her a "silly b***h" and said "If you read that Miss California is murdered you will know it was me."    

Beauty and the Beast: Resisting the Reactionary Extremism of Perez Hilton
Miss California: "God Was Testing My Faith"
Open Lesbian, CNN Anchor, Defends Miss America Judge
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

Hat tip: American Thinker

Friday, April 24, 2009

Credit Card Corleone

By Rick Pearcey • April 24, 2009, 08:14 AM

"Nice credit card company there," said da guy in da White House. "Shame if something should happen to it." Matthew Vadum on the big sqeeze from guys in suits. 

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Obama's Torture Policy for Pre-Born Americans

By Rick Pearcey • April 23, 2009, 08:35 AM

From George Neumayr at American Spectator:

Obama's liberalism is not an opponent of human rights abuses but an embodiment of them. The CIA restricts itself to methods far less ruthless than those permitted by the platform of the Democratic Party. When will Obama bring his own platform into line with the Geneva Accords?  

The Evil Religious Presidents Do
Chris Matthews: Pro-Life "Verbal Terrorism"

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Chavez: Venezuela Socialism Reaching U.S. Under Obama

By Rick Pearcey • April 21, 2009, 05:49 AM

"Inspired by his meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama at the Americas Summit, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez declared on Sunday that Venezuelan socialism has begun to reach the United States under the Obama administration," reports CNSNews.com.

Said Chavez: “I am coming back from Trinidad and Tobago, from the Americas Summit where, without a doubt, the position that Venezuela and its government has always defended, especially starting 10 years ago -- of resistance, dignity, sovereignty and independence -- has obtained in Port of Spain, one of the biggest victories of our history.”  

According the CNS, Chavez told Obama, “I want to be your friend” as the two shook hands. "It was a good moment," the avowed socialist reportedly told journalists after the meeting.  
The dictator concluded: “It would seem that the changes that started in Venezuela in the last decade of the 20th century have begun to reach North America.” 

Monday, April 20, 2009

Stuck Pig Watch: Why Liberals Despise American Patriots

By Rick Pearcey • April 20, 2009, 10:05 AM

As millions of Americans no doubt now realize, insofar as they share the sentiments of last week's national grassroots Tea Party, attended and enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people, they are in cahoots with "nothing but a bunch of tea-bagging rednecks."

Thus declares Janeane Garofalo of Hollywood. Kevin McCullough seems to disagree. Warning: explicit content. 

Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

Last Straw: Statist Media Tea Party Cognitive Dissonance

By Rick Pearcey • April 20, 2009, 08:25 AM

Kyle-Anne Shiver reaches out to CNN, MSNBC, and "our too disgraceful for words MSM." 

A media in crisis clearly needs help, but it may not like what the doctor prescribes. 

"Never in the history of this grand Republic has a group so demanded massive intervention as this media does now," Shiver concludes.  "And I think they may be about to get it from the folks they hate the most -- genuine American patriots."

Friday, April 17, 2009

Couric Ceremony Brownshirts Handcuff Filmmaker

By Rick Pearcey • April 17, 2009, 10:25 AM

Quin Hillyer writes:

Every "media freedom" outlet in the country should be up in arms about this, helping John Ziegler pay for a lawsuit, shouting from the rooftops against this blatant and disquieting and downright frightening abridgement of the First Amendment.

Here's video of fascism in action

Tyranny in America, both soft and hard (ask the dead babies about it), must be resisted and overcome. This is the task of every American who remembers who we are.

Who are we? We are not compliant "citizens" with a vague set of "values" waiting for Obama, the establishment, and disdainful secular elites to issue government-approved marching orders for what we get to do tomorrow. 

Who are we? We are human beings created in the image of God and endowed by our creator with unalienable rights that no journalist, no security guard, no bureaucrat, no politician, and no White House authoritarian has the authority to take away. We-the-free -- and not the fascist slave-masters -- run this country. 

We are here to cause tyrants to tremble. Today, tomorrow, as soon as possible, there should be Freedom Protests against any form of tyranny imposed upon the mind of man.

Today, tomorrow, as soon as possible, there should be protests for unalienable rights and Declaration Freedoms at USC (where Ziegler was cuffed), media outlets, and any place of authoritarianism in America that dares participate in the on-going ideological coup against the foundations and vision of the United States of America.

Obama and his enablers in the Federal Empire, the Democratic Party, squishy Republicans, the socialists in media and all the rest may not like it, but the Spirit of 1776 lives. For that which is rooted in verifiable truth from our Creator never passes away, never dies, and is always a solid support for those ready to "overcome evil with good." Just like the No. 1 book hated by all tyrants -- The Bible -- says (Rom. 12:21). 

Wednesday was T-Day. Today is T-Day plus 2. Folks, we're going to Berlin to empty out the bunker.

See also: Arrested Documentarian: "I Did Nothing Wrong."


Malkin: "Million Taxpayer March" Criticizes Republicans, Democrats

By Rick Pearcey • April 17, 2009, 09:01 AM

A reply to disgruntled politicians, Big Media, and other stenographers.

At issue, of course, are concerns far deeper than even an oppressive taxation regime imposed by Washington. 


Thursday, April 16, 2009

"Wake Up and Start Fighting the Fascism"

By Rick Pearcey • April 16, 2009, 08:07 AM

"It seems America is catching on" to the "Bush and Obama administrations' incipient Fascist corporatism," concludes Matthew Vadum, referencing a Tea Party report by Cody Willard of Fox News.

See also:
How to Argue Like a Fascist
Fascism Is Back

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

T-Day -- April 15, 2009: "Americans today storm the beaches . . . "

By Rick Pearcey • April 15, 2009, 09:41 AM

Americans today storm the beaches to liberate a once-free land now under the heel of statist tyranny emanating from a foreign city in a land far, far away.

There will be casualities, ebbs and flows, and setbacks in the struggle against an oppressive empire. But we've seen this before, and, under God -- the living and verifiable Creator who endows every mother's son and daughter with "certain unalienable rights" -- we will win. There is no alternative.

Slavery in exchange for the forbidden fruit of Washington-centric "security" and "fairness" dolled out by a regime of secularist "values," political greed, and unquenchable thirst for power is no option for any self-respecting human being or his neighbor. We are better than this. We are created for higher things. And we will overcome.

Here's an offshore pre-invasion report from WND, noting that a "patriotic rocker, thousands more planning to 'take America back.'"

There goes a rocket even now. See the red glare?

"Fairness" Is Libtalk for Tax Tyranny

By Rick Pearcey • April 15, 2009, 08:32 AM

And it's one of the most effective but manipulative symbols waved by statists to separate American families from 50% of their income.

An outraged Andrew Cline is right: "It's Way Past Tea Party Time."

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Groveling Rick Warren Expresses Lack of Christian Mind

By Rick Pearcey • April 14, 2009, 10:16 AM

David Welch, founder of the U.S. Pastor Council, writes:

Whether it is Warren groveling before the militant sexual diversity power structure, Osteen floundering in whether eternal salvation through Jesus Christ is the only way or Wallis, Campolo and the other mouthpieces of the religious left serving as spiritual advisers to a Marxist president -- the American pulpit is indeed at a critical crossroads.   

See also:
Rick Warren's Holy Week Crisis

Limbaugh Blasts Gerson Take on Extremist Obama

By Rick Pearcey • April 14, 2009, 09:40 AM

"President Barack Obama's recent appointment of Harry Knox to his Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships adds another redundant nail to the coffin of the irresponsible myth that he is a bipartisan unifier," David Limbaugh writes.

"In light of the daily outpouring of evidence, one wonders whether our 'moderate' Republican Obama apologists will ever admit their error in willingly suspending their disbelief in Obama's radical leftism all because of what Michael Gerson refers to as 'his moderate instincts and conciliatory temperament.'"

See also:
Spiritual Warfare: Obama "Faith" Appointee Declares Bible "Not True" on Homosexuality

Monday, April 13, 2009

Telegraph: U.S. Religious Right Concedes Defeat

By Rick Pearcey • April 13, 2009, 03:13 PM

"Leading evangelicals have admitted that their association with George W. Bush has not only hurt the cause of social conservatives but contributed to the failure of the key objectives of their 30-year struggle," reports the Telegraph.

"James Dobson, 72, who resigned recently as head of Focus on the Family -- one of the largest Christian groups in the country -- and once denounced the Harry Potter books as witchcraft, acknowledged the dramatic reverse for the religious Right in a farewell speech to staff."

Quoting Dobson (here is YouTube audio):

We tried to defend the unborn child, the dignity of the family, but it was a holding action. . . . We are awash in evil and the battle is still to be waged. We are right now in the most discouraging period of that long conflict. Humanly speaking, we can say we have lost all those battles.

One would do well not to accept this kind of reporting without a grain of salt. Having said that, if Christians want success in the culture war, they must drop the methods and practices of Madison Ave. (celebrityism, bigism, pretend authors, fake writers, phony columnists, fundraising-driven ministry, staffs who enable phony "thinking" "leaders") and embrace the methods and principles of the Lord's the the Lord's way, as Francis Schaeffer puts it in his No Little People (Try: real work by real people, for example). 

There's much more to be said, and we plan to say it, but for now, consider the following resources:

* "Francis Schaeffer: A Student's Appreciation of a Distinct Approach" -- My view is that much of modern evangelicalism has missed or -- worse -- rejected perhaps the most important aspects of Schaeffer's prophetic, Biblical, profound, and humane insights regarding cultural engagement. 

* "True Spirituality and Christian Worldview," chapter 13 in Total Truth: Liberating Christianity From Its Secular Captivity -- In light of the success, or lack thereof, of Christian cultural engagement, caring people may want to examine how the Lordship of Christ applies to one's methods of ministry. The discontinuity is alarming, to say the least. Frankly, if all I had to go on regarding the truth-claims of the Judeo-Chrisitan worldview is what I've seen of some "big time" Christian ministry up close and personal, I'd join Camus and the girls on the beach immediately.

* "The Church," chapter 13 in Schaeffer's True Spirituality -- I enjoy the Hodder and Stoughton edition. Or perhaps Crossway's Complete Works.

Maine Pastor Protests Taxation Without Representation

By Rick Pearcey • April 13, 2009, 10:54 AM

Rev. J. Curtis Lovelace writes:

On April 15, citizens around the nation will gather in "Tea Parties" to protest profligate spending of taxpayer money, by the elected "representatives" of the people. I will be among them. Let me first state that I am not against taxes. When they are used to meet the constitutionally-intended purposes for taxation, I am willing to put up my share. I am not willing to pay for unconstitutional activities. Nor am I willing to pay your share.

Many in the "movement" of tax protesters have stated that their complaint is not against taxation without representation as was the first Tea Party in Boston Harbor. That may be the case with those individuals. It is not my situation. I am unrepresented in Congress. Millions of others who wish to protect the Constitution of this country are also feeling disenfranchised.

More from Rev. Curt . . .

Clergy in the Crosshairs

By Rick Pearcey • April 13, 2009, 09:18 AM

"A Texas congressman who is a former judge warns that the 'hate crimes' legislation reintroduced in the U.S. House could potentially lead to the arrest of Christian pastors who speak out against sexual immorality," reports OneNewsNow.

"Representatives John Conyers (D-Michigan) and Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) are sponsoring the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (H.R. 1913), also known as the 'Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act.' The bill would add sexual orientation to the list of categories covered under federal hate crime law. When Democrats passed the bill in 2007, they were divided over whether to add 'gender identity and expression' to the list."

GIVE Creating Obama Youth Brigades?

By Rick Pearcey • April 13, 2009, 08:34 AM

WND asks:

Supporters of an Americorps expansion plan pending in Congress laud its efforts to "leverage" federal dollars to boost state, local and other resources to "address national and local challenges," while critics say its fine print secretly would create an "Obama-styled army of community organizers modeled after Saul Alinsky's 'Peoples Organizations.'" So which is it?

Friday, April 10, 2009

Tea, Anyone? Mass Media Neglecting Massive Party

By Rick Pearcey • April 10, 2009, 02:06 PM

With more than 2,000 "Tea Party" Rallies (see TEA and WND) scheduled across America April 15, some citizens are noticing a lack of media "support" in helping to announce this nationwide grassroots protest event to the public.

Here is a report from rally organizer Laurel West of Woodbridge, Va. Woodbridge is located in Prince William County, some 20 miles from Washington, D.C. She writes to Pro-Existence

I believe it should be noted that many of our United States Citizens have expressed a desire to invoke our constitutional rights. We are executing our right to public assembly. Unfortunately, we are not granted the support of “Mass Media.” According to Wikipedia, "Mass media" is a term used to denote a section of the media specifically envisioned and designed to reach a very large audience. Accordingly, “Mass media” can be used for various purposes:

* Advocacy, both for business and social concerns. This can include advertising, marketing, propaganda, public relations, and political communication.

* Public service announcements.

West says she submitted a "Tea Party" announcement (below) to the following news and information outlets in the area: 

Potomac News & Messenger 
Old Bridge Observer
Belvoir Eagle 
The Examiner
Washington Post, Prince William Metro Section  
Washington Times 

TV stations 
WETA (PBS 26), Arlington, Va. 
WJLA (ABC-7), Arlington, Va.

AIM (Ch. 69), Arlington, Va.
FCAC (Ch. 10, 30, 37), Fairfax, Va.
FCCTV (ch. 12), Falls Church, Va. 

Virginia’s Positive Hits radio stations

This adds up to 13 contacts with local print, radio, and TV media, some of which have national reach. "To date," West concludes, "we have seen no coverage or notification of this event."

Here is the announcement West submitted to the media outlets mentioned above: 

Dear Editor:

A group of citizens in Woodbridge are organizing a TEA Party rally on the grounds next to Prince William Parkway in front of the McCoart Administration Center at noon to 2:00 pm on April 15, 2009 the day tax returns are to be mailed.  The TEA Party is part of a national movement to protest the spending of trillions of dollars which will leave our great-grandchildren a debt they must pay. We would like your support in giving this event the widest circulation possible. For more detailed information about this cause please see http://www.teapartyday.com.

With gratitude, Laurel West

Obama vs. Christian America

By Rick Pearcey • April 10, 2009, 08:38 AM

David Limbaugh corrects the record.

Campus Tyranny: Expulsion Threatened Over Prayer for Sick Teacher

By Rick Pearcey • April 10, 2009, 08:11 AM

Two college students in California prayed for a sick professor, with her consent. No question about it, says the College of Alameda: They should be kicked out. 

Freeze Frame: Why Lie About Bow to Saudi King?

By Rick Pearcey • April 10, 2009, 07:37 AM

Thomas Lifson at American Thinker presents visual evidence that U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama bowed before the King of Saudi Arabia, evidence that contradicts White House denial ("It wasn't a bow") of this "major mistake," as Lifson describes it.  

Conclusion: "President Obama voluntarily bent his knee and bowed his head to the most important ruler in the Islamic world." Neither the lie nor its implications bode well for our nation.

Strategic Memo to the White House and those in authority of any political party: Americans are not a "slave class" to be trifled with, lied to, or otherwise exploited by a "master class" entrenched in Washington. We hired you, and we can fire you. Furthermore, the process of liquidating your employment in our service need not wait until the next election.

As a free and dignified people, created in the image of God to think freely across the whole of reality, including pronouncements by politicians and governmental authorities, Americans are right to rise up and question authority.  This is humane, biblical, and foundational to the American experiment in liberty.  It is key to throwing off the shackles of tyranny. 

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tax Protest at The Alamo

By Rick Pearcey • April 9, 2009, 08:37 AM

Ted Nugent is looking for a few volunteers:  

Brave, defiant American citizens arming themselves and gathering to stop oppressors, slave drivers, tyrants, despots, punks of every stripe. Doesn't really matter who these oppressors are: we stop them all. Redcoats forcing taxation without representation or coming to take away our guns, Mexican armies or rioting gangs burning down the neighborhood. Bring it. We don't really care about the origin of evil, but we know it when we see it, and free men know in our hearts and souls that it must be halted by whatever means necessary. . . .  

Like the sleeping giant aroused by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, we the American people once again find ourselves with our backs against the wall. It is time to protest a federal government out of control. A corrupt, unaccountable, Constitution-defying gang of bureaucrats running amok, turning on their employers, we the people.

Well organized citizen protests, called Tea Parties, are gaining momentum across America, named after that historical tax protest in Boston Harbor. There is no better place to hold a Texas tea party than in San Antonio at the Old Alamo, the Shrine of Texas. . . .

More at Human Events.

"Indolent Negroes" Smitten With Castro

By Rick Pearcey • April 9, 2009, 08:19 AM

Six members of the Congressional Black Caucus just returned from what appears to have been a Harlequin Romance-style excursion into Cuba and the progressive embrace of her esteemed President, the one and only debonair Senior Castro.

I don't want to give away the novel, but here's a clue as to what happens: The world's most dashing Stalinist "looked directly into my eyes!," according to Calif. Rep. Laura Richardson. Then came the slow dance.

Perhaps not discussed during the whirlwind visitation is what Old Brown Eyes and the revolution have done for people of color. A clue to life for black human beings created in the image of God -- but stuck on an island lost in oppression inspired by a dead white European male named Marx -- is provided by this quote from Che Guevara, hero of the enlightened, the little guy, the oppressed:

The Negro is indolent and spends his money on frivolities, whereas the European is forward-looking and intelligent . . . We're going to do for blacks exactly what blacks did for the Cuban revolution. By which I mean: NOTHING! 

But "Che was too modest," writes Humberto Fontova in American Thinker. "'Nothing' is not exactly accurate for Castroite treatment of Cuba's blacks."

Like our own presidente, Senior Obama, the Dictator Castro rejects the Declaration, U.S. Constitution, and Founders' Vision that Judeo-Christian thoughtforms shaped, and ought to decisively shape, the American experiment in liberty under God.

And while we're at it, let me be clear: Islam, radical or otherwise, had nothing to do with it. And you can translate that into Austrian, Brazilian -- or Americanese, for that matter.

All that distracting stuff about the Creator endowing human beings with unalienable rights -- instead of an emphasis on the secular Federal Empire imposing arbitrary secular opinion and rationing rights based on idols of race, class, group, skin, eye color, or deviant sex -- can pretty much short circuit the ability of some to move America forward. 

One more thing about Cuba: People there have universal access to smelling salts. Comprende? Indeed, indeed. Cuba may yet be the pathway to Fairness in America, the West, and unto the end of the earth.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Farah Challenges Wishy-Washy Pastors

By Rick Pearcey • April 8, 2009, 11:20 AM

Beginning with The Rev. Rick Warren. The editor of WorldNetDaily steps all over Warren's soft shoe parade: 

America achieved its independence and freedom in the 18th century in large part because colonial pastors stood up for biblical principles, preached them, lived them and refused to back down from them -- even in the face of death.

The American War of Independence has been accurately called a "pulpit revolution" for this reason. It was inspired by great men of God who recognized evil and called it by its right name.

What a difference two centuries, combined with affluence and the corporatization of the 501(c)3 church culture has made.

A good example of this was on display on CNN's "Larry King Live" this week, as "America's Pastor" Rick Warren did a soft shoe act on his role in the same-sex marriage battle over Proposition 8 in California. . . . 

For more, go here.

See also: Video: Rick Warren -- "I Am Not an Anti-Gay Marriage Activist"

Spiritual Warfare: Obama "Faith" Appointee Declares Bible "Not True" on Homosexuality

By Rick Pearcey • April 8, 2009, 10:30 AM

CNSNews.com reports:

President Obama has named to his faith-based advisory council a self-professed Christian who holds that the New Testament's teaching that homosexual behavior is unnatural and wrong -- which is found in St. Paul's letter to the Romans -- “is not true."

The professed "Christian" appointee is Harry Knox, "one of 25 members of the advisory board of the White House Office Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Obama announced the formation of the office in early February, a continuation of a similar office started by President George W. Bush to issue federal grants to faith-based, non-profit charitable organizations," reports CNSNews.

Obama's Enemy: "Not Islam Abroad, But ..."

By Rick Pearcey • April 8, 2009, 09:46 AM

". . . Christianity at home."

Writing in American Spectator, here is George Neumayr on:

* The Obama Objective -- Liquidate Historic Christianity: "As far as Obama is concerned, the only religion to be 'reformed' -- which is to say destroyed -- is not the west's historic adversary but its progenitor. Islam is peaceful, he pronounces, while traditional Christianity is bigoted and dangerous. Islam is a friend to America, while traditional Christians are, as Obama supporter Tom Hanks described Proposition 8 supporters, 'un-American'."

* The Obama Ultimatum -- Follow Me, Not Christ: "Obama has in effect declared to Christians in America: either bring your understanding of Christianity into line with my liberalism or don't bother entering the public square. You want federal money? Well, then perform abortions, distribute condoms, hire homosexual activists, etc., etc. He would never dare talk to Muslims in those terms. He will give back ancestral swords to freed Muslims from Guantanamo Bay and hand forceps to Christian doctors."

* The Pathetic Response -- Dr. Obama: "If Muslims had to endure patronizing and lying secularist drivel from him like 'Democracy demands that the religiously motivated translate their concerns into universal, rather than religion-specific, values,' they would riot. Cowed and secularized Christians just nod and offer him an honorary degree."

But here's a better way: Act Now -- In Praise of Tea Parties.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Obama: Islam Has Shaped the USA

By Rick Pearcey • April 7, 2009, 07:46 AM

Robert Spencer at Frontpage observes and comments upon this from Mr. Obama:

"We will convey," said Barack Obama to the Turkish Parliament Monday, "our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world -- including my own country." (emphasis added)

Would Mr. Obama kindly explain just how Islam shaped the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution?

While we're at it, perhaps a reporter from the one or two remaining pro-statist hardcopy newspapers can ask Mr. Obama something like this: Sir, what is the evidence for your proposition?

Think of it, Mr. Reporter, as your good deed for the day. The Turks, among others, may be confused.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Fascism Watch: Village Voice and Pro-Existence

By Rick Pearcey • April 6, 2009, 08:06 AM

From "How RightBloggers Made Fascist the New Socialist," by Roy Edroso:

So some of the more scholarly rightbloggers conduct seminars to explain Obamafascism. "When the government controls the economy without actually taking ownership of the means of production, it is still very much socialism: it is fascist socialism," explained The Real Revo. "GM is Krupp is AIG is Messerschmidt." Also: "Liberals have long believed that authoritarian government is fine as long as 'representatives of the people' -- meaning 'liberals'--are in charge. We are witnessing nothing less than the the germination latest mutation of fascism adapted for a new age."

Pro-Existence referred to "Abortofascism" and explicated, "the liberal secular statist operates as a relativist who looks to the Federal Empire as the supreme (but pretended) absolute, an idol of raw 'choice' collectivizing a raw will to power set loose and affirmed by worshippers of this idol in media, on campus, in Hollywood, government, and activist groups." Oh, well, when you put it that way...

Edroso concludes:

"Fascist" is a good, strong scare-word. It has the advantage of novelty. And it's not as if it has to mean anything.

When that flames out, they can take "Nazi" out of the test lab and start using it as an alternate. That would be something of a nuclear option, but it only has to last them until the next election.

Is that all this is, fascism as a scare word? That would be dishonest and a waste of time. I'd much rather join my friend Camus on the soccer pitch.

Or might Barack Obama and his defenders prefer that free-thinking Americans forget the past (just as the