Sometimes we need to step out of the hustle and bustle of our daily lives and see what is going on in our neighborhood, our state, our country, our world. Anyone who does is sure to be struck by the dysfunction that is so rampant. It is incumbent upon each of us to assess who and what is to blame. An honest assessment will reveal the primary sources. Although you will see my bias I leave it to you to identify who and what groups are primarily at fault. In any case not saying or doing anything about the problems so obvious is unacceptable. We are all in this together and must do our part to change the narrative from what it now is to one filled with openness, decency, honesty and respect. The incompetence, irresponsible, self serving and self righteous arrogance of so many of our elected officials in government regardless of political affiliation and their supporting acolytes across a broad spectrum of society are in need of replacement by those who respect the law, the Constitution, our history, culture and social and religious traditions. We all need to do our part. Otherwise the country we bequeath our progeny will be nothing like what we have been fortunate enough to have. As always read the intros to locate items of interest.
Reading this item will provide focus on the slow and almost imperceptible decline of freedom and justice American citizens have experienced since 9/11. The government has gathered unto itself enormous power. Can it be stopped? Quote: "How will you have it? Will you simply comply while the train heads down the track to a modern-day Auschwitz? Or will you become a free person and resist? To quote Patrick Henry, “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! — I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2015/09/08/give-me-liberty-or-give-me-death-the-loss-of-our-freedoms-in-the-wake-of-911/
This Gallup Poll tells the story that American's are really unhappy with our current government. The contents of the below items cover some of the reasons why. Quote: "Almost half of Americans, 49%, say the federal government poses "an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens," similar to what was found in previous surveys conducted over the last five years. When this question was first asked in 2003, less than a third of Americans held this attitude." http://www.gallup.com/poll/185720/half-continue-say-gov-immediate-threat.aspx?
Please read this! In a straightforward way it summarizes the plight of far too many black Americans and from whence that plight came. Three quotes: “Black lives matter!” say the sloppy signs. Sure. They do. Then come the chants about killing cops, and “hundreds of blacks are killed by police every year!” Who’s feeding these folks this kind of nonsense? But if we look at history we can find a glimmer of understanding." And, "This isn’t about cops. It isn’t even about slavery and white privilege -– though liberals would like it to be. It’s about policies that have decimated an entire culture, made it rot from the inside out, about policies birthed in the Democrat party, in the hearts of those who value power above all. It’s no wonder that these young people are angry." And, "But. Black lives do matter -- it matters that they stay alive, but also that they be able to reach their potential. This movement is proof that liberal policy has ruined their chance for fulfillment, and has left them so profoundly angry, so emotionally, morally, and mentally damaged that their rage may destroy what little social order still exists."
This item highlights the glaring double standard of the left and leftist media. It is so obvious that I do not understand why everyone cannot see it and abandon any thought of being associated with progressives/liberals both Republican and Democrat. Quote: "Given the media's obsession with all things anti-military and anti-sexual abuse of boys, you'd expect a coverage stampede. Except for one thing. Terry Mattingly at the media site Get Religion observed that the Times piece itself had a "massive, gaping hole." Islam was left out, with bland sentences like "the American policy of treating child sexual abuse as a cultural issue has often alienated the villages whose children are being preyed upon." Mattingly asked "How can the world's most powerful newsroom address this topic without (a) mentioning Islamic law and (b) discussing whether or not these U.S. policies are actually helping the Taliban?" And, "It's unlikely Pope Francis would use this trip to denounce the American media for their transparent double standard, and their shocking apathy for child sex abuse when it might sound "Islamophobic" or "racist" to object. But anyone who cares about media fairness and childhood innocence should." http://townhall.com/columnists/brentbozell/2015/09/25/catholics-muslims-and-sexabuse-double-standards-n2056662/page/full
You probably know this but I will say it anyway. Our President is not a good man and is far too accommodating of Islam than any president should be. Quotes: Regarding the Muslim teenager who built a "clock" that looked like a bomb "On HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he called Ahmed to talk to him. Curiously, he could her Ahmed's sister giving Ahmed answers. President Obama tweeted that he stood with Ahmed. The mayor of Irving noted in an interview that Obama was tweeting support for Ahmed before a lot of the facts were even known." And, "The media and Obama have ignored so many facts and have ignored that the family is refusing to allow the school and police to tell their side of the story -- something they can do because Ahmed is a juvenile." And, "When it is easy for the left, they will take the moral high ground. Another example of this came from Washington last week. Obama greeted Pope Francis at the White House. The president invited transgender, gay and abortion activists to greet the pope. This put the pontiff in a difficult political situation to which the Vatican objected." And, "After the pope's visit comes the Chinese Premier, who has increasingly oppressed Christians in China and oversaw major computer hacking against the United States. Obama will not invite Falun Gong, Taiwanese or Tibetan activists to greet the Chinese Premier. This is the same president of the United States who sent the Dalai Lama out the back entrance of the White House by the trash dump to avoid offending the Chinese." And this last quote is true many times over, "Time and time again, the president makes great speeches, but he only takes the moral high ground when it is easy and of no consequence or when it makes his own countrymen look bad." http://townhall.com/columnists/erickerickson/2015/09/25/the-clock-the-pope-and-totalitarian-apologists-n2056578/page/full
Some may scoff at this item but everything in it is irrefutable. It is also true that our current administration has been and remains a disaster. And it is also true that many previous administrations both Democrat and Republican have bad records but in my view not nearly as disastrous as our current one. http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2015/09/08/10-great-moments-in-government-idiocy-the-obama-years-edition-n2049149/page/full
This piece addresses the very words forcefully spoken while a Senator but now a President that proves unequivocally that, among other things, he is a total one hundred percent hypocrite. These are the very words he used to rail against his predecessor. And to top it off his own actions far surpass those he accused his predecessor of doing. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-hollingsworth/rep-gowdy-uses-obama-s-own-words-against-him-response-veto-threat
So simple, straight forward yet those on the left seem to be totally blind to all the historical and evidentiary facts. This piece does a good job of stating what should be obvious to everyone. Quote: "If you want moral credit for caring about the poor, when, oh when, do you ever have to take responsibility for what happens to the poor when leftists take over? We know what actually lifts people out of poverty: property rights, the rule of law, free markets. Not only do those things deliver the fundamentals that people need to keep body and soul together, but they accomplish this feat without a single arrest, persecution or show trial." http://townhall.com/columnists/monacharen/2015/09/25/redistribution-the-unconquerable-delusion-n2056616/page/full
Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger, would be proud of the current crop of eugenicists at her organization. http://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2015/09/15/10th-cmp-video-n2052491? Doesn't this mean they fully understand that what they are doing is wrong and illegal? http://townhall.com/video/top-planned-parenthood-exec-baby-parts-sales-can-make-a-fair-amount-of-income-n2052587? This adds to that thought. http://dailysignal.com/2015/09/15/in-new-video-planned-parenthood-executives-worry-about-public-relations-this-could-destroy-your-organization-and-us/ This is surely an example of political quid-pro-quo. http://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2015/09/14/planned-parenthood-spent-millions-promoting-dems-in-election-ads-last-year-n2052100?
I bet you didn't know this. Quote: "The Ku Klux Klan was founded as the activist wing of the Democratic Party. On September 28, 1868, a mob of Democrats massacred nearly 300 African-American Republicans in Opelousas, Louisiana. The savagery began when racist Democrats attacked a newspaper editor, a white Republican and schoolteacher for ex-slaves. Several African-Americans rushed to the assistance of their friend, and in response, Democrats went on a “Negro hunt,” killing every African-American (all of whom were Republicans) in the area they could find. (Via Grand Old Partisan)." http://patriotupdate.com/democrats-dress-as-kkk-to-protest-donald-trump-support-illegal-immigration-video/
This item extends the previous one. It is an opinion piece some may not like or believe. It is,
however, based on recorded history that has long been actively hidden from public view/obscured by academics, media and Democratic/liberal operatives. Two quotes: "For over two hundred years Democrats have worked to create and maintain a low caste based upon race. For example, it was Democrats who wanted to maintain the South’s system of race-based labor exploitation known as slavery." and, "Democrats have been able to maintain this caste strategy by manipulating the perceptions and expectations of the masses. Their goal has been, as Orwell wrote in 1984, to convince voters to hold two contradictory concepts in mind at once: that Democrats are the Party that helps the poor and that poverty is not created by government but by capitalism. To this day, many blacks and Hispanics do not realize that the poverty and racial segregation they endure has been created by Democrats. Democrats preach equality but seek to make the social castes unequal. This is done to maintain their political power and control over the nation." http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/09/how_democrats_created_americas_social_caste_system.html
This is a remarkable bit of nonsense. Quote: "I am not exaggerating when I refer to this as social madness, and it is remarkable to me that there are not enough clear headed, morally motivated parents with kids in this school to stop this growing lunacy. How can this be, even in San Francisco? It was only a few weeks ago that students walked out of a school in rural Missouri in protest of the presence of a biological 17-year-old male in the girls’ room. Not surprisingly, the New York Times story on this event refers to the young man as “Ms. Perry” after identifying him as Lila. Have our brains simply stopped functioning?" http://townhall.com/columnists/michaelbrown/2015/09/21/draft-n2054576/page/full
Leftist students run amuck. Tell me where they have the right to do these type things? They are pompous, self righteous, intolerant, and infringing on the free speech rights of others. This is what the progressive, political correctness culture of the political left has wrought, among many other destructive attributes, on our culture and society. http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/24354/
This item's headline reads "US Spends Far More on Social Welfare Than Most European Nations". Quote: "It is, of course, a good thing that left-wing claims of widespread deprivation in the U.S. are inaccurate. But government welfare policy should be about more than shoveling out a trillion dollars per year in “free” benefits. When President Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty, he sought to decrease welfare dependence and increase self-sufficiency: the ability of family to support itself above poverty without the need for government handouts. By that score, the War on Poverty has been a $24-trillion flop. While self-sufficiency improved dramatically in the decades before the War on Poverty started, for the last 45 years, it has been at a standstill." http://dailysignal.com/2015/09/19/us-spends-far-more-on-social-welfare-than-most-european-nations/?
This is a very, very interesting analysis. It deals with why Chief Justice Roberts did what he did in supporting the Obamacare law. I don't know if it is correct but it is certainly thought provoking. http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/09/speaking_for_john_roberts.html
It should be obvious to anyone paying attention that liberals disobey laws they do not like and get away with it. President Obama, former Attorney General Holder, Governor Jerry Brown, Hillary Clinton and Al Sharpton to name a few heavy hitters who have violated multiple laws and have as of this note paid no price for their lawlessness. Lowly Democrat Kim Davis on the other hand was jailed for her principles by a progressive Judge. Her crime? Disobeying a court opinion for which no law passed by a legislature exists. One needs to remember that the only branch of government authorized by the Constitution to make laws is the Legislative branch. The so called laws enacted by the president and courts across the land are in fact unconstitutional. But no matter it is the heavy hitter liberals who are in charge and it is they who make the rules and routinely break legitimate laws and, unlike Ms. Davis, without suffering the consequences. Quote: "We are in an ideological conflict with liberals who are at heart monarchists or oligarchists. Liberals reject the rule of law because they believe that they are right and that we should all be forced to live as liberals wish us to live. That’s why liberals have no problem forcing American schoolchildren to eat what liberals say they should. The question we face is what is the best path to get us back to an America where the rule of law applies to everyone and where laws come from the political process not judicial edicts. While the answer is not obvious it would seem true to say that it’s easier to get to freedom from chaos than from tyranny since in chaos neither side has the full power of government while in tyranny one side does." http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/09/liberalism_and_optional_law.html This item provides a lawyer's perspective on the illegalities of the leftist Judge's order that put Kim Davis in jail. http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/09/stop_saying_samesex_marriage_is_the_law_of_the_land.html
Although Mrs. Davis was released 7 September, the case is not over. This piece puts things in context. There are reasons to impeach some judges who think they are a law unto themselves. http://eaglerising.com/23379/judge-who-jailed-kim-davis-once-ordered-students-opposed-to-homosexuality-to-be-reeducated/ Here's more on that judge and why impeachment should be considered. Quote: "As an elected public official, Kim Davis should not have been sent to jail by an unelected federal judge who can cite no federal law that she ever violated. Her imprisonment is the result of a judicial supremacy unrestrained by the checks and balances that apply to all other branches of government. Described by Alexander Hamilton in 1788 as the “least dangerous” branch, federal courts are so out-of-control today that he would barely recognize them. A federal court has imprisoned a county official to force her to change the way she does her job, without any federal statute to justify such an order." http://townhall.com/columnists/phyllisschlafly/2015/09/08/judicial-tyranny-in-kentucky-n2048332?
This piece deals primarily with the patenting process of Big Pharma products. An interesting assessment. Quote: "This kind of anti-consumer predation shouldn’t surprise anyone, but it should surprise conservatives least of all. Pharmaceutical companies are famously allergic to competition. We see that in their dogged attempts to protect against people being allowed to purchase health care across state lines. We see it in their willingness to cut deals to support Obamacare. And we see it here. How long will it be before this liberal attack on the free market leads to unsustainable medical costs, which will in turn lead Pharma’s pets to call for yet more socialized medicine under the guise of compassion?" http://spectator.org/articles/64035/big-pharma%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98orange%E2%80%99-threat-level
After reading this can anyone still tell me that Planned Parenthood deserves one penny of taxpayer funding? http://liveactionnews.org/planned-parenthood-abortionist-admits-she-dismembered-and-killed-born-alive-babies/ I don't know about you but some of what they do clearly seems to me to be murder. This link supports my own thoughts. http://liveactionnews.org/cnn-is-wrong-planned-parenthood-has-broken-the-law/
This is interesting and provides significant insight into the thinking of Democrat party power-brokers. Their main concern with the strength of his candidacy is that Bernie Sanders, an avowed socialist, is unelectable. They are not concerned so much about his policies. That should tell you all you need to know about the current state of the Democrat party. Quote: As of this writing "He’s beating Clinton by 22 points in New Hampshire. Yet, Sanders’ support with members of his own party is quite low. In fact, it’s almost non-existent. The reason is what many of you could already guess: they think he’s unelectable. His fellow Democrats may respect him immensely–and what he brings to the debate table regarding policy (policy is apparently not the issue)–but he’s simply not able to clinch the voters needed to win a national election." http://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2015/09/20/democrats-main-concern-with-sanders-hes-unelectable-n2054606?
Now that the liberals have successfully embedded the "normalcy" of homosexuality into society some predict their next target to further erode the sanctity of human sexuality is pedophilia. It is after all a logical follow-on to the LBGT's successful political movement. The leftist Salon.com has launched a salvo which is obviously intended to start the desensitization process of the American public to the evils of pedophilia. Two Quotes: "A shocking article posted on the Salon.com website has many people asking, “Now that we have embraced homosexuality, is pedophilia next?”" And, "In the end, though, the simple point is this: If gay activists do not want to justify pedophilia because people are allegedly born that way and can’t change, then they’ll have to throw out the same argument when it comes to homosexual practice, which greatly undermines one of the pillars of gay activism. You can’t have it both ways. Either “born that way” determines morality or it does not – and clearly, it does not."
This is how Obama's DOJ thinks justice will be served. Quote: "Good News: Official Overseeing Release of Hillary Emails is a Maxed-Out Hillary Donor." http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2015/09/09/good-news-kerry-selects-maxedout-hillary-donor-to-oversee-hillarys-emails-n2049703?
Now read this. Equal justice under the law. Not hardly. http://www.thefederalistpapers.org/us/liberal-hypocrisy-on-obeying-federal-law-brilliantly-exposed Want to see more liberal injustices? None of these people were jailed...members of the "proper" groups have perks. http://humanevents.com/2015/09/08/why-isnt-the-dc-police-chief-in-jail-for-not-issuing-gun-permits/?