January, 2016

Myth Busted: ‘Separation of Church and State’

The American church has a problem. It’s one part fear, one part confusion and one part apathy. Pastors, priests and rabbis have long swallowed the false notion that all things religious and all things political are somehow mutually exclusive—that never the twain shall meet.

Leading up to Ronald Reagan’s landslide presidential victory in 1980, Rev. Jerry Falwell, the founder of Liberty University, captured the crux of the church’s apathy problem. “I’m being accused of being controversial and political,” he said. “I’m not political. But moral issues that become political, I still fight. It isn’t my fault that they’ve made these moral issues political. But because they have doesn’t stop the preachers of the Gospel from addressing them. ...”

By Matt Barber - Sunday, January 31, 2016 - Full Story

The Left’s Manufactured Muslim Crisis

Men and women, some whose clothes were still marked with gray ash, walked dazedly toward Union Square. Many did not know what to do or where to go. So they kept on walking. They knew the country was under attack, but they did not know how bad it was or what might still be heading for them.

Behind them lay a changed city and thousands of American dead. Ahead was the bronze statue of George Washington, facing into the devastation and raising his hand to lead his men forward in victory. Around its base, with the destruction of the World Trade Center as their backdrop, leftists had set up shop, coloring anti-war posters even while rescue workers were risking their lives at Ground Zero.

By Daniel Greenfield - Sunday, January 31, 2016 - Full Story

Old Gray Lady Carries Water for Compromised Inevitability Poser!

Political pundits are describing the 2016 presidential season as non-conventional, bizarre, revolutionary, and just plain silly what with the antics of Donald Trump, the legal topsy-turvy provided by the Hillary Clinton camp, the saga of a 73-year old avowed socialist taking on an established “Inevitability” figure, the bitter clash of Hispanic GOP hopefuls, and what appears to be the end of a family dynasty involving a broken Bush.

Indeed, uncommon events have become common place in this tortured exercise that America undertakes every four years to prove our cultural and political superiority to a skeptical world.

By John Lillpop - Sunday, January 31, 2016 - Full Story

Why Does Drunk Driving Get More Attention Than FASD?

The figures are appalling. In the U.S. every year 40,000 children are born suffering with fetal alcoholic syndrome disease (FASD). In Canada there are more than 300,000 children with this disease. The lifetime cost for each child is five million dollars. So in Canada the cost to taxpayers of caring for those with FASD is 600 billion, the size of the national debt. In the U.S. the figure is six trillion. How can this medical and social tragedy be solved?

Destroying your own body with alcohol is one thing. But destroying forever the mind of an unborn child is maternal madness. Today, FASD is the most common cause of preventable mental retardation in North America.

By Dr. Gifford Jones - Sunday, January 31, 2016 - Full Story

As Those Dogs Thought

When I started going around telling folks I was a writer, I took to heart philosopher Francis Bacon’s advice: “A man would do well to carry a pencil and paper in his pocket, and write down thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable, and should be secured, because they seldom return.”

So, I’m never without a notebook and pencil in my shirt pocket. As a result, I’ve become a diligent daily diarist.

Recently I was reading a diary entry I made in May of 1988. In that month, Domino, the best dog who ever chose me as his man, passed away. Dog and man were inseparable for twelve years.

By Jimmy Reed - Sunday, January 31, 2016 - Full Story

Plans for Congress Term Limits Must Be Kept Short and Tight

How many times over the years have you seen one group or another with a proposal to get Term Limits for Congress enacted?  I’d say there were more of those than suggestions for Obama’s Impeachment which should be a slam-dunk.  Well, more or not, this one initiated by Americans for Constitutional Liberty is the latest one to cross my desk and while I would like to see a realistic one put out there for a change.

All the ones I have seen just don’t cut the mustard and actually just won’t work; not because they’re not deserved, but they just don’t go to the heart of the matter.  Most are presented by a person or group that are too timid and hesitant to go for the bull’s eye.  This latest one that I comment on below is that way.

By Jerry McConnell - Sunday, January 31, 2016 - Full Story

Ouch: U.S. economy stumbles with 0.7 percent growth in 4Q 2015

We’re always told that consistent economic growth will get us out of all our fiscal problems. That’s not true, although it would certainly help. We recently told you that deficit projections for coming years are looking pretty scary, and even those projections depend on some pretty rosy assumptions about future economic growth.

The Congressional Budget Office is assuming 2.7 percent growth this year and 2.5 percent next year. Is that warranted considering that we’ve averaged just barely above 2 percent since 2010? The news that came out on Friday certainly isn’t encouraging. The gross domestic product sputtered to growth of only 0.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015 – which, for those of you keeping score, is terrible.

By Herman Cain - Sunday, January 31, 2016 - Full Story

A Conversation with our government

Place: any Western country (like Sweden, Denmark, Germany, United States, etc.)

Parties:

  • We (the People),
  • The guv (our government),
  • They (non-Westernized migrants, immigrants, and refugees).
By Mark Andrew Dwyer - Saturday, January 30, 2016 - Full Story

Statement Geert Wilders Press Conference Europe of Nations and Freedom

Milano, 29 January, 2016

I am extremely happy to be in Milan. Because this is the city which in 2005 awarded the late Oriana Fallaci, a true Italian hero, Milan’s highest award, the Ambrogino d’Oro.

She deserved it. She was one of Italy’s greatest and most courageous women and journalists. Whenever I come to Italy, I do so in honor of her: Oriana Fallaci, whose bravery in warning against the dangers of Islamization I greatly admire. Her book The Force of Reason - La Forza Della Ragione - was one the best books I have ever read. It was published in 2004 and inspired me to start my own political party that same year, a party that today - twelve years later - is by far is the biggest party in all the polls in The Netherlands with almost 30 percent of the votes.

By Geert Wilders - Saturday, January 30, 2016 - Full Story

Donald Trump – And America’s 3 Tiers of Republican Candidates

Did you know that presently there are three tiers of republican candidates?  On the third tier there are outstanding candidates like Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee and Carly Fiorina.  In the middle or second tier there are the greats like Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Rand Paul, Chris Christie and Jeb Bush.

By Eddie Pedersen - Saturday, January 30, 2016 - Full Story

Worthy family in need of financial aid

Those wishing to help others in need will want to consider the following. Domenico Anania, age 44, suffered a tragic car accident last Saturday.

By Guest Column - Saturday, January 30, 2016 - Full Story

Run, Bloomberg, Run!

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is now threatening to enter the presidential race and spend $1 billion of his vast fortune. Bloomberg spent 12 years as Mayor and obviously misses the media limelight.

Although he is two weeks’ shy of his 74th birthday, Bloomberg is obviously not interested in retirement. He was originally registered as a Democrat, then became a “liberal Republican,” before settling in as a so-called Independent.

By Jeff Crouere - Saturday, January 30, 2016 - Full Story

GOP Debate: Trump Was the Winner

Perhaps it was a first: a man winning a debate by not showing up. That’s my take, anyway, that Donald Trump prevailed at Thursday night’s GOP debate. Although, something curious did happen after the event that gives me pause for thought, but more on that later.

By Selwyn Duke - Saturday, January 30, 2016 - Full Story

Is There a Test by Which Christians can choose the Best Candidate?

Starting with a clear definition of who is, and who is not a Christian, is needed to make this test possible.

Bible believing Christians, who take biblical doctrines seriously, may use this test, but apostate Christians and those who have caved to the immorality of the day are disqualified, not to mention disinterested, in such a test.

The bible clearly warns that a man’s words and his deeds must line up. In politics the words are changed slightly to a candidate’s record and his or her rhetoric. In either case it is a simple matter of the synchronization of a person’s words and deeds.

By Rev. Michael Bresciani - Saturday, January 30, 2016 - Full Story

Who Voted For That?

Who voted for an immigration policy whose purpose is to change the racial, ethnic and cultural make up of the United States? That is exactly what the Kennedy Immigration Bill of 1965 was designed to do and just what it has done.

Who voted for open borders and constant calls for amnesty for anyone who can drag themselves across the border? Has anyone else noticed that the estimate of how many illegals are in the United States has been stuck at 11 million for at least the last 11 years?

By Dr. Robert R. Owens - Friday, January 29, 2016 - Full Story

Combating hate speech in Europe

Despite the snowy conditions in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum held a program on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, 2016, on the topic of “Combating Hate in Europe.”

In advertising the forum, the museum explained the importance of such a program.

“Around the world, antisemitism, religious persecution, and violent extremism are on the rise, and each threatens the stability and freedoms that democratic leaders are working to preserve.”

By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh - Friday, January 29, 2016 - Full Story

Don’t let the talking heads cast your vote for president

While the juvenile FoxNews/Google debate was underway last night, this is what was going down in the enemy camp, where President Barack Obama made his final address to the House Democratic Caucus retreat as president.

“Democrats will win in November and we will have a Democratic president succeed me,” he said.

By Judi McLeod - Friday, January 29, 2016 - Full Story