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Apr 082015
 

By Tom Trinko — April 8, 2015

It’s impossible to win a war with an army of weaklings, cowards, and traitors.

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It’s time conservatives realize that the country moving to the tune of liberals, no matter who wins elections, is due not to the domination of the mainstream media (MSM), but to the weakness, dishonesty, or cowardice of Republican politicians.

Media frenzies like the recent one about religious freedom in Indiana are like push polls; they don’t last long.  How many anti-conservative MSM outbursts occurred prior to the 2014 elections, which the Republicans resoundingly won?  If MSM magic were determining elections, Republicans wouldn’t have won.

When the Republican speaker of the House surrenders to Nancy Pelosi and sets up a vote where a Democrat/RINO coalition overrides the majority of Republicans to fund something most Republicans ran against in the last election, we have to realize that it’s not the media that’s the problem.

Speaker Boehner epitomizes the modern RINO.

Speaker Boehner epitomizes the modern RINO.

Think about it: Obama, Reid, and most other Democrats claim to be conservatives at election time.  Obama was for improving the economy and being bipartisan.  No mention of socialized medicine.

The congressional sweep in 2014 resulted from Republicans articulating conservative values: lowering taxes, ending ObamaCare, opposing executive amnesty.

Why do you think that Obama has always put off his biggest liberal actions until after an election?  If the MSM had convinced the voters that liberalism is good, then Obama would have brought out the liberal moves before the election.  Instead, the Democrats realize that the voters aren’t liberal, so they hide, or lie about, what they do.

While the impact of the MSM is real, it’s not what people think it is.  The real impact of the media is on the politicians.  Living in Washington and moving with the Washington cultural “elite,” too many Republicans begin to believe that what they hear from their consultant class friends and the Washington Post is true.

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Those politicians begin to think they can’t get re-elected unless they downplay their conservative values.  Or they, like human beings everywhere, start drifting toward the positions held by the people they see and socialize with every day.

The vast majority of people in D.C. depend on big government for their jobs and their wealth; it’s no accident that D.C. is now the richest city in the country.  For every conservative Republican politician, there are probably hundreds of nice people who need a big government to thrive.  That’s the culture Republican politicians live in; they spend far more time in D.C. than back home where their conservative values are nurtured.

Think of how many good teenagers go to liberal colleges where they transmute into irrational liberals.  It’s the same phenomenon we’re seeing with Republicans in D.C.

The problem is that too many Republicans who go to D.C. as conservatives lack the support structure or moral fiber to stick to their beliefs when immersed in the D.C. culture.

Essentially, conservatives need to ensure that Republicans don’t “go native” in D.C.

It takes a tremendous amount of courage to speak conservative truths in D.C., where doing so will result in being mocked and reviled.  Cowardly Republicans will change their stands to avoid that sort of bullying.

Weak Republicans will succumb to the constant drumbeat of liberalism they hear from their D.C. “friends” and the MSM and become liberals.

Traitorous Republicans never believed in conservatism but have no problem lying to the voters in ordno rinoser to get elected.

We’ll never end the MSM faux firestorms – emotions and lies are liberalism’s lifeblood, – but we can work to select strong people for office and build them an environment where their beliefs can be nourished, not condemned.

Three key steps need to be taken to ensure that conservative votes count:

1) Make sure we pick candidates who have the guts to stay the course.

2) Provide a conservative cultural infrastructure for Republicans in D.C.

3) Make sure Republicans realize that no matter how nice a person a liberal might be, the causes that liberal pushes are bad.

The first point means conservatives need better vetting at the primary stage.  Republican candidates have to be principled first and politicians second.  In addition, it means that we need to throw out people like Representative Ellmers who have one set of beliefs at election time and another when they vote in Congress.  It’s better to have a Democrat with Democrat baggage in office than a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

The second point means that conservatives have to work to create a bubble of “flyover country” in D.C., ensuring that Republican politicians aren’t constantly being bombarded by liberal “friends.”  Conservative think-tanks and other groups should get together to provide a climate where Republican politicians can go to parties, play golf, etc. without being condemned in subtle ways for their “backwardness.”

We should also get Republican candidates to eschew the MSM. Between the blurring together of reporting and editorializing and the liberally slanted selection of what news to cover, no one can know what’s really going on in the world by reading the Washington Post or any other MSM source.  With the huge staffs that congressmen have and the information revolution of the internet, there is no reason why Republicans have to use last-millennium news sources.

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Additionally, conservatives should work to find ways to keep politicians in their home states a larger fraction of the time.  It’s less likely that Republicans will be corrupted in the real America than in D.C.

The third point means that we need to realize that just as we can’t fight Islamofascism if we can’t even name it, Republican politicians can’t stay conservative and think that liberal politicians are not the enemy.

Sadly, it’s been a long time since the differences between conservatives and liberals were about things decent folks can honestly disagree about.  Liberals in D.C. want to grow poverty, keep blacks poorly educated, bring in millions of foreigners to keep wages down, kill the unborn, destroy marriage, abandon Israel and our allies, fund their cronies Chicago-style, and promote hedonism.  Sure, they’re nice to their wives and children, and to their animal companions, but so were plenty of dictators.

Republicans have to realize that even though Democrats are “nice,” they are not sources of anything trustworthy. Republicans don’t need to demonize Democrats – just view them as being less reliable than used car salesmen.

To win the war with liberals, conservatives need to elect strong people and armor them with a conservative-friendly environment in D.C.

 

via Articles: An Army of Weaklings, Cowards, and Traitors.

Apr 042015
 

by Ryan T. Anderson — April 03, 2015

As the loud opposition to Indiana’s religious freedom law subsides, plenty of confusion needs to be cleared up.

Religious Freedom is one of the most important founding principles of American thought and is at the core of American exceptionalism.

Religious Freedom is one of the most important founding principles of American thought and is at the core of American exceptionalism.

We need to explain to our friends what religious liberty is, why it matters, and what the consequences are of undermining it or, as is the case with the “fix” enacted in Indiana, restricting its protections.

Now is a good time to take a step back. As Americans approach Passover and Easter, it’s worth remembering why religious liberty matters in the first place. For that, we can turn to our Founding Fathers. After all, they were the ones who established a political society unlike any other in all of human history—meant to not merely “tolerate” the religious practice of minorities, but to protect the natural right of all Americans to liberty of conscience and the free exercise of religion.

George Washington

George Washington

George Washington, in his Letter to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, R.I., perhaps said it best:

The citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy—a policy worthy of imitation. All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship.

It is now no more that toleration is spoken of as if it were the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights, for, happily, the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support.

One of the hallmarks of conscience and religious liberty protections is that they protect people of all faiths, even if their beliefs seem unfounded, flawed, implausible or downright silly.

Recognition of a right to religious freedom does not, however, depend on religious skepticism or relativism. Rather, it rests on the intelligible value of the religious quest—the activities of seeking to understand the truth about ultimate questions and then conforming one’s life accordingly, with authenticity and integrity.

People have rights—including the right to pursue religious truth and, within the limits of justice and the common good, to act on their judgments of what truth demands. That’s what Religious Freedom Restoration Acts do. They prohibit the government from placing substantial burdens on religious exercise unless the government can show a compelling interest in burdening religious liberty and do so through the least restrictive means.

All people possess these fundamental rights, even when they are, in some respects, in error. Kevin Seamus Hasson, the founder of the Becket Fund, captured this in the title of his book “The Right to Be Wrong.” Hasson rightly argues that religious liberty is for A to Z, Anglicans to Zoroastrians.

This basic view of religious liberty has found a place in our civil law. James Madison’s “Memorial and Remonstrance” puts the point well: “The Religion then of every man must be left to the conviction and conscience of every man; and it is the right of every man to exercise it as these may dictate. This right is in its nature an unalienable right.” Madison argued that it is an “arrogant pretension” to believe that “the Civil Magistrate is a competent Judge of Religious Truth.”

The right to religious liberty has its primary force precisely because of a priorduty to pursue the good of religion by seeking out the truth about God and the cosmos. As Madison explained:

What is here a right towards men, is a duty towards the Creator. It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage and such only as he believes to be acceptable to him. This duty is precedent, both in order of time and in degree of obligation, to the claims of Civil Society.

The government protects the space for citizens to fulfill this duty according to their own best judgments. Stanford law professor Michael McConnell makes just this point in an essay for the Yale Law Journal:

In the liberal tradition, the government’s role is not to make theological judgments but to protect the right of the people to pursue their own understanding of the truth, within the limits of the common good. That is the difference between “the full and free exercise of religion” (Madison’s formulation) and mere “toleration.” Toleration presupposes a “dominant group” with a particular opinion about religion (that it is “false,” or at least “unwarranted”), who decide not to “eradicate” beliefs they regard as “wrong, mistaken, or undesirable.”

The Founders got it right. Religious liberty isn’t about mere “toleration” from a dominant group that graciously opts not to coerce others. No, it’s a natural right, which all must respect within the context of justice and the common good—compelling state interests pursued in least restrictive ways. Indiana’sReligious Freedom Restoration Act would protect just that.

** See the video below to better understand why what Mike Pence did in Indiana has essentially weakened the religious freedom of Indiana citizens by weakening the very protection that the law was designed to insure.  Great job Mr Pence!

 

 

via What Would the Founders Think About Religious Liberty and Indiana?.

Jul 152014
 

by Wayne Root — Jul. 15, 2014 9:00am

The greatest conspiracy in world history is taking place right now in America. And at the center of it all is our own president, Barack Obama.

Exhibit A is the illegal immigrant crisis at our southern border.

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US Border patrol agents keep watch outside the entrance to the US Border Patrol facility in Murrieta during an anti-immigration protest in Murrieta, California, on July 7, 2014. Protesters are opposing the arrival of buses carrying undocumented women and children migrants for processing at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station. Deportations of illegal migrants crossing the US border are being stepped up, a top Obama administration official said on Sunday, defending the White House’s handling of a flood of undocumented children. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck

This is a deliberate attempt to foment a crisis and overwhelm the system, leading to the breakdown of our society. I’m talking about the so-called Cloward-Piven Plan, devised by a pair of radical academics in the 1960s.

I was in college at Columbia University with Obama in the early 1980s. Our classmates talked about the Cloward-Piven Plan all the time. They couldn’t wait to implement it. Now Obama is clearly carrying it out right in front of our eyes.

The things most conservative commentators worry about are small compared with what I suspect is really happening. Which is stranger, and far more shocking, than fiction.

Who would have imagined that under Obama, the food stamp rolls would grow 75 times faster than the job rolls?

Who would have imagined Christmas cards would be banned from military bases if they bore the word “God”? Who would believe the words “Merry Christmas” would be banned from military bases, or Christian ministers prevented from presiding at military funerals?

Who would have imagined trading one deserter for five mass-murdering jihadist terrorists?

Who would have imagined our president would insist on Miranda rights for a terrorist mastermind, while allowing a U.S. Marine hero to be tortured in a Mexican jail?

Who would have imagined that six years into the Obama presidency, after $7 trillion in new debt, and $3.7 trillion in entitlements, we’d have the highest poverty rates in modern history?

Or that Obama’s “job-saving” stimulus act would leave us with 92 million fewer working-age Americans in the workforce?

Who would have imagined that businesses would be closing faster than they were opening?

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Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas. CPB provided media tours Wednesday of two locations in Brownsville and Nogales, Ariz., that have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool)

Who would have imagined there would be 70 percent more Americans on entitlements than working in the private sector?

Yet it’s all true. You’ll find hundreds of more facts like these in my new book, “The Murder of the Middle Class.

The Cloward-Piven Plan to destroy America is unfolding before our eyes.

So let’s re-visit the crisis on our southern border—or should we call it the crime on our southern border? What’s the worst you can imagine? Whatever it is, Obama will turn your worst nightmare into reality.

No, I’m not talking about the invasion of America by poverty-stricken illegal immigrants that will bust our budget and bankrupt this nation. That is clearly already happening.

No, I’m not talking about the threat of disease spreading across America, diseases that put our border guards and their families and eventually your children at risk. Planes are being chartered to move these sick illegal immigrants around America, to be deposited in your communities. If you get on that plane next, be ready for lice, scabies, or tuberculosis. It’s already happening.

I’m talking about a threat far more serious than those—terrorism. Do you think our radical Muslim enemies are blind? Stupid? They are not. They are brilliant fighters and strategists who adapt to our every move.

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This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 shows fighters from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria marching in Raqqa, Syria. (AP Photo/militant website, File)

You don’t think they’ve noticed our southern border is wide open? You don’t think they are watching and learning? You don’t think they are sneaking teenage terrorists and suicide bombers into the United States right now? You don’t think they’re using the distraction of thousands of aliens crossing the border each day and overwhelmed, distracted, exhausted border guards as a “cover” to sneak a wave of suicide bombers by us right now? I’ll guarantee you it’s happening as we speak.

We’ve lost control of our border and our country. What’s coming next will bring America and the U.S. economy to its knees.

At this moment there may be hundreds of suicide bombers and terrorist cells safely within our borders. All waiting for the go-ahead to destroy this country, cripple our economy, murder our families, take down the only country left in the world with Judeo-Christian values, and force the government to take away our remaining freedoms in response to a terrible crisis.

It’s time to start thinking about impeachment and treason charges against a president that has allowed all of this to happen.

This is all part of a purposeful plan to overwhelm the system that Obama and I studied at Columbia University. Yes, I was Obama’s college classmate at Columbia University, Class of 1983. This is right out of the playbooks of Cloward-Piven and Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.

That’s why I’ve spent the last year writing “The Murder of the Middle Class.” To give all Americans the information, tools, inspiration and courage to stand up and fight…to get in the game…to save America, the U.S. economy, and the greatest middle class in world history. Before it’s too late.

This is a war for the survival of America and the future of your children and unborn grandchildren. This battle is just getting started. God Bless America.

The video below is from 2010.  Even back then our government was already hiding from us the terrible facts of Islamic terrorists at our border.  Just imagine what is happening now with our borders in chaos and America so vulnerable.

via Are Terrorist Cells Invading Our Southern Border? | TheBlaze.com.