Impeach Obama Campaign http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com To Save America Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:18:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Sheriff Confirms Bundy Ranch Standoff Is Just Getting Started http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/sheriff-confirms-bundy-ranch-standoff-is-just-getting-started/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/sheriff-confirms-bundy-ranch-standoff-is-just-getting-started/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:54:40 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144667 “I would’ve been the next one to be killed. I’m not afraid to die here.”

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The ranching family confronted with a barrage of armed federal agents over the past week – along with scores of constitutional patriots who stood in support – has been able to breathe a sigh of relief after the Bureau of Land Management decided Saturday to back down. Unfortunately, evidence has since surfaced suggesting the federal government is merely regrouping before charging back into Clark County, Nev.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who some suggest would stand to benefit from forcing the Bundys off of the federal land on which their ranch sits, declared Monday that the situation is “not over.”

Former Graham County, Ariz. Sheriff Richard Mack, currently with the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, is concerned about the possibility of federal agents returning with even more force. Hundreds of protesters – consisting primarily of cowboys and state militia members – arrived en masse to form a human barrier against the BLM onslaught.

“It was a ploy to get people to back off, to get people out of the way,” he said of Saturday’s retreat. “They weren’t expecting us to get this amount of people here.”

When officers ultimately returned the cattle seized during the standoff, Mack said up to 800 protesters were on the scene.

“They were surprised by the numbers and so they wanted a way to get us out of here,” he reasoned. “This was a ploy to get us out of here and then they’re going after the Bundys.”

Protesters, worried about the possibility of federal agents opening fire on the assembled group of protesters, began to put some of the most vulnerable activists among them near the front. This tactic, they presumed, would force armed officers to consider the consequences of instigating violence. Mack, however, said he would gladly stand on the front lines.

“I would’ve gone next,” he said. “I would’ve been the next one to be killed. I’m not afraid to die here.”

He concluded that bloodshed is all but guaranteed should the government initiate a raid of the ranch, which the Bundy family has operated since 1877. Clark County, which was reportedly once home to 53 ranches, now consists of just the Bundy Ranch.

According to Mack, the BLM is interested in destroying the ranching industry, which was largely responsible for building the American West. He expressed frustration with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, who failed to act against the federal overreach despite concluding their actions were unconstitutional.

“He could have called in the state’s national guard,” Mack said, “could have called in the sheriff’s office, could have called in highway patrol, and he’s done nothing except assail what’s going on. That’s easy; that’s cowardly.”

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The Bundy Ranch Siege- What You’re Not Being Told http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/the-bundy-ranch-siege-what-youre-not-being-told/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/the-bundy-ranch-siege-what-youre-not-being-told/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:52:08 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144674 There are some very powerful people who have done their best to cover up what really happened at the Bundy ranch in Clark County Nevada.

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There are some very powerful people who have done their best to cover up what really happened at the Bundy ranch in Clark County Nevada. Fortunately they failed.

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Huckabee Hides An Eerie Message In Speech http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/huckabee-hides-an-eerie-message-in-his-tv-broadcast/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/huckabee-hides-an-eerie-message-in-his-tv-broadcast/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:47:05 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144665 Yet, in a way, he was also completely right.

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Mike Huckabee, the former Governor of Arkansas and current host of the FOX News show Huckabee, made headlines this weekend.

Some say he committed a gaffe, but I’m not so sure. Here’s what Huckabee jokingly told the crowd at the New Hampshire Freedom Summit:

“My gosh, I’m beginning to think that there’s more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States. When I go to the airport, I have to get into the surrender position, people put hands all over me, and I have to provide photo ID in a couple of different forms to prove that I’m not going to terrorize the airplane.”

The comment was a joke intended to create cognitive dissonance in the audience’s minds. How could anything in America actually compare to the repression in the world’s only existing Stalinist regime?

North Korea’s suppression of human rights is legendary. In fact, it’s legendary in much the same way that freedom in America once was. Thus, Huckabee’s comment was clearly a joke and not intended to be taken seriously.

Yet, in an eerie way, he was also completely right.

Moving Back Toward Freedom

Huckabee and I are similar in age; and during our lifetimes, we’ve seen freedom melting away like the last snow in spring.

Liberties we once took for granted are long gone, such as walking to an airline gate without much more than a pleasant hello from any security officer who happened to be on duty.

Over the weekend, the news covered a more poignant example of lost freedom in Nevada. There, a federal SWAT team confronted some protesters helping Cliven Bundy, a rancher futilely attempting to protect his cattle from capture and slaughter at the hands of faceless Federal bureaucrats.

Bundy is part of a dying breed of independent cattle ranchers who once populated most of the open spaces of the Western United States. His family harkens back to a simpler time when Americans raised their own food… and before the government had military-style police teams to deal with protesters. When I was growing up, that was something you’d see in Soviet-ruled countries, not the United States.

Elsewhere, while the rancher protest was raging in Nevada, Huckabee concluded his speech with a call to abolish the most tyrannical of all government agencies – the IRS.

Huckabee was eloquent as he denounced the IRS’ recent campaign against conservatives: “The criminal enterprise formerly known as the Internal Revenue Service… that is able to crush any citizen, any organization. It is the one type of entity in America, where you are guilty until you can prove yourself to be not guilty.”

Huckabee has long advocated a Fair Tax that would end the income tax and shift the country toward a tax on consumption, similar to a sales tax. With such a tax in place, the IRS is no longer necessary.

I agree with Mike Huckabee wholeheartedly. Abolition of the IRS is a reasonable first step that’ll move the needle back toward freedom. But time is of the essence – we need to abolish this agency soon, before the country slips deeper into the morass of tyranny.

 

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How The West Was Won: Video Reveals Why BLM Really Backed Down http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/how-the-west-was-won-video-reveals-why-blm-really-backed-down/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/how-the-west-was-won-video-reveals-why-blm-really-backed-down/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:33:57 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144579 “You’re going to have to arrest us all or shoot us all...”

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An ongoing standoff between Bureau of Land Management agents and a Clark County, Nev. ranching family reached a fever pitch this weekend. Patriots from across the nation, specifically state militia members and cowboys from the American West, traveled to the Bundy’s ranch to stand up against what they considered excessive force by the federal agents.

Freedom-loving Americans cheered Saturday as the BLM announced its decision to back down in the tense stalemate, giving the Bundys a reprieve in a saga that dates back more than two decades. While the media outlets that actually covered the story identified various factors to which they attributed the victory, video evidence shows how important the presence of fearless patriots was to the cause of protecting the Constitution.

It was obvious to millions that the federal government overstepped its constitutional authority in instigating the armed standoff at the Bundy’s ranch. In an effort to stop this outrageous display, and discourage such tyrannical behavior in the future, state militia members and other dedicated patriots stood up to heavily armed agents determined to seize the family’s cattle.

After initially capturing hundreds of head of livestock, there was no indication that the Bundys would be made whole upon the BLM’s decision to stand down. Scores of men and women determined to withstand the potential assault by agents, however, apparently forced them to reconsider. The BLM – along with federal SWAT officers a short time later – ultimately decided to return the cattle when a blockade of objectors left them little other choice.

A video published by Info Wars reveals that protesters informed federal agents on multiple occasions that they had no intention of leaving. Faced with the reported threat of retaliation by the armed officers, the group nonetheless moved toward a barricade.

“You’re going to have to arrest us all or shoot us all,” one protester shouted.

The Bundy family and scores of supporters cheered as officers retreated, offering even more vigorous shouts of joy as the cattle was returned to the ranch.

“Go back to Washington,” one protester shouted. “Go back to China.”

Another called them “a bunch of bullies.”

Throughout the day Monday, commenters on YouTube complained that a video depicting the incident had been blocked by Facebook. Western Journalism’s request for comment from Facebook was not immediately returned.

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WATCH Senator Stammer Trying to Remember What He Likes About ObamaCare http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/watch-senator-stammers-trying-to-remember-what-he-likes-about-obamacare/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/watch-senator-stammers-trying-to-remember-what-he-likes-about-obamacare/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:28:35 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144598 "I'm struggling for the...for the...donut hole!"

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Rhode Island Democrat Senator Sheldon Whitehouse appeared on Fox News Sunday the other day to explain why Obamacare is such a great thing. He also uses donut references to describe the benefits of ObamaCare.

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Horrifying Report: U.S. Government Gasses 81 Citizens http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/horrifying-report-u-s-government-gasses-81-citizens/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/horrifying-report-u-s-government-gasses-81-citizens/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:19:57 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144646 Lisa Jackson, who ran the EPA during the time of these experiments, left no room for speculation when spreading the supposed consequences of exposure to such chemicals.

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The Environmental Protection Agency has a long history of going overboard, whether through absurd levels of regulation or outlandish claims of man-caused climate destruction. What researchers within the agency did to dozens of Americans in recent years, however, strikes many as unconscionable even by its own low standard.

According to reports, five EPA scientists solicited at least 81 test subjects into whom they pumped a mixture of gasses and pollutants their own agency deems not only dangerous but deadly.

Over half of the subjects had a pipe shoved directly into their mouths as a level of diesel fumes 135 times greater than an average truck’s emission was pumped directly into their bodies. Across the board, individuals were subjected to an array of pollutants in concentrations not necessarily found in the environment.

The studies took place between 2010 and 2011 and, according to reports, those studied were required to sign a consent form. Unfortunately for them, however, the paperwork apparently omitted some critical information. For instance, exposure to the chemicals being forced into the individuals has been shown to kill individuals of a certain age who suffer from heart problems.

One human guinea pig, a 58-year-old woman with hypertension and a number of other issues – including a family history of heart disease – would have likely appreciated such a warning. Instead, she experienced atrial fibrillation during the experiment and required a stint in the hospital.

Lisa Jackson, who ran the EPA during the time of these experiments, left no room for speculation when spreading the supposed consequences of exposure to such chemicals.

“Particulate matter causes premature death,” she said during House Energy and Commerce Committee testimony. “It doesn’t make you sick. It’s directly causal to dying sooner than you should.”

Nevertheless, she oversaw an agency that literally pumped the same pollutants into test subjects, allegedly without informing them of the ostensible risks.

In the end, however, it seems this was once again a case of rabid fear-mongering on the part of EPA officials. Thankfully, none of the test subjects, despite being exposed to huge amounts of various emissions, died as a result of the experiment.

The woman with preexisting conditions was released from the hospital, presumably with no long-lasting side effects.

If taken at her word, however, Jackson believed these 81 Americans were headed into death chambers as participants in this study – and she sent them in anyway.

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Reid Declares Bundy Ranch Stalemate Is “Not Over” http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/reid-declares-bundy-ranch-stalemate-is-not-over/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/reid-declares-bundy-ranch-stalemate-is-not-over/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:11:41 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144602 “We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it,” he said.

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After what many considered a victory over increasingly tyrannical federal authorities, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Monday that the embattled Bundy family can expect to face even more government backlash.

The Bureau of Land Management finally backed down Saturday after a nearly weeklong standoff between federal agents and the Clark County, Nev. ranching family. The Bundys were accused of failing to pay years of grazing fees for cattle that had roamed the federal land used by the family for more than a century.

After a tense showdown between numerous cowboys, state militia members, and other patriotic protesters, the BLM decided to leave the property and return hundreds of head of cattle rounded up over the preceding days.

While this move was heralded as a big win against the federal government’s use of force in the matter, Reid concluded that the action against the Bundy family is “not over.”

Though the ties are speculative, some have attempted to connect Reid and his son to the ongoing battle, suggesting he has a vested interest in Clark County property due to a stake in a proposed solar farm. Due to this controversy, however tenuous, some did not expect such a direct comment from the senator.

“We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it,” he said, reiterating the fact that “it’s not over.”

A number of supporters who remained at the ranch agree with Reid’s assessment and vow to remain on the site in anticipation of further federal action.

“I feel sorry for any federal agents that want to come in here and push us around or anything like that,” said protester Jarad Miller. “I really don’t want violence toward them; but if they’re going to come bring violence to us, well, if that’s the language they want to speak, we’ll learn it.”

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7 Things Conservatives Should Take Away From Last Week’s Siege On Nevada http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/7-things-conservatives-should-take-away-from-last-weeks-siege-on-nevada/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/7-things-conservatives-should-take-away-from-last-weeks-siege-on-nevada/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:04:54 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144472 Let’s do what we need to do to take back the West...

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The events in Nevada this week have made a number of things crystal clear:

1)      Our government, at least at the upper management/executive service level, is incredibly corrupt.

2)      Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Majority Misleader, is incredibly corrupt.

3)      Obama’s Executive Branch, which allowed this situation to take place in the way that it did, is incredibly corrupt.

4)      The judicial branch that has consistently allowed “environmentalists” to dictate public land policy is incredibly corrupt.

5)      The “environmentalists” and their co-conspirators in Congress who foisted the so-called “Endangered Species Act” and numerous other extreme laws on us, and turned a blind eye to the above mentioned corruption, are incredibly corrupt.

6)      The massive amount of “public land” controlled by the federal government in the West is anything but public.

7)      If the United States of America is to survive as a single, sovereign nation, the states, and particularly the Western states, need to take back the land unconstitutionally ruled over by the federal government.

There is a movement among a handful of state legislators in the West to get the federal government to turn back the land they have taken over the years and “managed” with agencies like the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the USDA-Forest Service, the Corps of Engineers, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) (none of which appear to be authorized by the Constitution.) We need to aid and abet this movement as if our lives depend upon it. But, let me make clear here, that we are not talking about the middle and lower management and field personnel. The vast majority of these folks are hard-working Americans who give the taxpayers their money’s worth and more on a daily basis. It’s the executive level, the Washington bureaucrats, their political bosses, and their corrupt, globalist, neo-fascist policies that are the problem and the target of this movement.

We are no longer self-sufficient as a nation when it comes to natural resource or food. For example, the radical, Marxist greenies have pretty well destroyed our ability to provide our own timber, a major reason housing prices went sky-high, pushing the working class out of the housing market. This made it possible for the Marxist Democrats to pass laws like the ones that forced banks to lend money to people who obviously couldn’t pay it back, bringing on the economic collapse that allowed the Marxists and global neo-fascists – aka Establishment Republicans – to take us untold trillions of dollars into debt, and ensuring our eventual economic collapse.

While some of the inflation we see in things is a result of this, some is not. Beef prices, for instance, are astronomical largely because of the laws, policies, and criminal corruption that brought about the Bundy situation in Nevada. Produce prices are up, too, and quality is down because much of it comes from foreign sources, many of them Third World countries. This is because our government has used “environmental” laws and unconstitutional thug agencies like the EPA to make farming and ranching so expensive and difficult that few can do it anymore and still make a decent living.

We have seen the supreme Court Jesters rule, in Kelo v. New London, that government can take private property by eminent domain and give it to another private entity that claims it will generate more tax revenue. By extension then, government can also take permits to use public land and give them to someone else if it will get more money for government – and for the corrupt politicians who set up the deals. In the West, the federal government “owns” around 50 to 90 percent of most of the states. It controls land that contains vast reserves of oil and gas; but as we know all too well, Obama and his Marxist and fascist cronies have shut most of it down. They are trying to kill the coal industry, too, and the cheap power that it generates using the same phony, extreme regulations and interpretations of federal laws and rules.

The states need to step up and take their land back. Most states, when the insane cost of complying with tyrannical and draconian federal laws and regulations is removed, are economically sound. With the ability to fully incorporate public land into the states, most would experience an economic boom and a significant rise in the standard of living for their citizens.

What is euphemistically called “crony capitalism” is actually old fashioned fascism. Period. It clearly didn’t die at the end of WWII. It’s alive and well in Washington, DC and bared its fangs in Nevada for all to see. Let’s do what we need to do to take back the West, return to government by the Constitution, and kill the lawless fascism being practiced by the Democrats and Establishment Republicans.

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MSNBC Host Displays Stunning Ignorance Of Voter Fraud http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/msnbc-host-displays-stunning-ignorance-of-voter-fraud/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/msnbc-host-displays-stunning-ignorance-of-voter-fraud/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:00:06 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144547 Holding one’s breath while waiting is not advisable.

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The tide is turning on the Democrats’ voter fraud schemes, and MSNBC’s Joy Reid may just be beamed up into a UFO after all.

Fortified by recent court victories, public sentiment, and a determination to end the Democrats’ use of fraud to steal elections, Boards of Elections across the country are purging the rolls of fake and dead voters.

The latest trash can of Democrat voter fraud to be kicked over is in North Carolina. The Tar Heel State’s investigation found a mind-boggling number of fraudulent and expired (due to death of individual) voter registrations. Using a 28 state crosschecking system, North Carolina discovered these likely fraudulent registrations:

“*765 voters with an exact match of first and last name, DOB, and last four digits of SSN were registered in N.C. and another state, and voted in N.C. and the other state in the 2012 general election.

*35,750 voters with the same first and last name and DOB, were registered in N.C. and another state and voted in both states in the 2012 general election.

*155,692 voters with the same first and last name, DOB, and last four digits of SSN were registered in N.C. and another state – and the latest date of registration or voter activity did not take place within N.C.”

This double voting is most likely a byproduct of Democrats moving from northern states they have pretty much destroyed with their persistent support of Democrats and refusing to have themselves taken off the rolls in their original state.

An October 2012 Project Veritas video exposed “Barack Obama campaign worker helping a voter register to vote in both Texas and Florida.”

Another Project Veritas undercover video exposed the extreme willingness of Patrick Moran, the son of a Democrat Congressman, to assist one of their operatives Moran thought was asking for tips on how to commit voter Fraud in Virginia.

Since only 28 states participated in the investigation, and so many frauds were uncovered in just one state, one can only speculate as to how many more frauds could be uncovered if the remaining states joined in the search for these crooks.

This new information begs the question: When will Democrat mouthpieces like Joy Reid admit voter fraud is rampant, or at least stop mocking those who are fighting for honest elections?

Holding one’s breath while waiting is not advisable.

 

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Is It Time For The US To Leave NATO? http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/time-for-the-us-to-leave-nato/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/time-for-the-us-to-leave-nato/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:56:31 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144670 The treaty's Article 5 pledges all signers to consider an attack on any member nation as an attack on all that must be met by all with a military response.

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APPLETON, WI — NATO was sold to the American people and the U.S. Congress in 1949 as an alliance needed to prevent the Soviet Union from gobbling up more nations to its West. With such an attitude prevailing, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization won ratification in the Senate with only 13 negative votes.

Opponents of entangling the U.S. in additional international pacts claimed correctly that membership in NATO would require U.S. involvement in disputes all over the world. Only a few knew that NATO was created as a “Regional Arrangement” authorized by Articles 51-54 of the United Nations Charter.

Then-Secretary of State Dean Acheson didn’t attempt to hide this relationship and, in his March 19, 1949 speech to the U.S. Senate, he confidently proclaimed, “it is designed to fit precisely into the framework of the United Nations” and is “an essential measure for strengthening the United Nations.” The text of the very brief NATO Treaty, only 14 brief articles, actually mentions “the United Nations” five times.

The treaty’s Article 5 pledges all signers to consider an attack on any member nation as an attack on all that must be met by all with a military response.

In 1950, membership in NATO was cited by President Truman as his authority to send American forces into Korea to counter North Korea’s invasion of its southern neighbor.

Later, the precedents established by NATO led to the creation of a virtually identical treaty known as the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO). President Lyndon Johnson pointed to it for authority to commit hundreds of thousands of U.S. forces to Vietnam. The two wars were the first waged by the United States without victory. And NATO is now the overall leader of the military action in Afghanistan, where victory is seemingly impossible.

NATO has recently raised its voice in response to Russia’s annexation of the Crimean area of Ukraine, and to the further stationing by Russia of tens of thousands of troops near the Ukraine-Russia border. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says that the Russian actions have “undermined the very foundations” of the relationship that NATO has been building with Russia.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry joined with officials of other NATO member nations in planning to build up air, sea, and land forces for possible use in reversing Russia’s moves.

Should force be employed against Russia, one can be certain that its main ingredient will consist of U.S. military might. But such a development is extremely unlikely inasmuch as it would have to stem from authorization supplied by the U.N. Security Council– where Russia possesses a veto.

Seemingly lost in all of this headline-grabbing activity is the fact that the people in Crimea have already approved being annexed by Russia. At most, the situation involves only the two neighbors, Ukraine and Russia. In years gone by, such a low-level problem would involve only those affected by it.

Now, thanks to the United Nations and its NATO subsidiary, any such dispute seems poised to become a regional or even a world conflagration. U.N. and NATO leaders seem desirous of injecting their organizations and their forces. And, if they succeed, existing treaty obligations will require the U.S. to participate, and even lead the response.

All of which points to reasons why the United States should withdraw from NATO and its parent, the United Nations. Doing so would terminate the ongoing U.S. policy that has American forces acting as the policemen of the world. And respect for the United States would begin to rise again to heights previously enjoyed when our nation minded its own business.

 

John F. McManus is President of The John Birch Society.

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Every American Christian Should Read This Message http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/what-has-your-faith-cost-you/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/what-has-your-faith-cost-you/#respond Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:54:34 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144658 Here are a few verses you might want to consider in regards to your own purpose-driven life...

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Everybody wants to follow Jesus until they find out where He is going.

He is going to a cross.  And He asks you to pick up yours and follow him.  Daily.  Luke 9:23-26

What has your faith cost you?

Christianity American Style comes on the cheap.  We live in one of the few nations on the planet where you can serve a God who wants to “bless you.”  American Style Christianity would not be able to be marketed in most places on the globe.

In fact, in many countries around the world, Christianity is dangerous business.  It is likely to cost you your life.

But should we be surprised?  Isn’t that what Jesus warned us?  “For whosever shall save his life shall lose it.  But whosever shall lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.”  Lose your life?  Are you kidding?

So much for “Your Best Life Now.”  Only in America can that message be sold.

What has your faith cost you?

I just googled Christian persecution around the world.  Here is what I came up with.  Spend some time searching these websites.

Those poor Christians around the world.  If only they had been smart enough to be American, none of this would have happened to them.  They didn’t understand that God had not appointed them unto wrath.

American Christianity is sweet…loving…prosperous.  How could the rest of the world have gotten it so wrong?

I don’t mean to bore you with Scripture; but for those who might be curious, here are a few verses you might want to consider in regards to your own purpose-driven life:

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair. Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;  Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.  For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. 2 Cor. 4:8-11

If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me. John 15:9

Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.  2 Corinthians 12:10

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.  Matt. 5:10-12

Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 2 Tim. 3:12

I know…I know…I wish they weren’t in the Bible as well.

But here in the good ole U S of A, we think persecution is when your co-worker says something mean to you…or when we can’t put a manger scene on the courthouse lawn…or when they make you take down your picture of Jesus in your cubicle at work…or when your credit card is maxed out…or when Obama forces you to pay for birth control…

Really, now, what has your faith cost you?

Give the book of Acts a good read.  The New Testament Church was birthed out of conflict.  The preaching of the Gospel was a costly venture.  Paul wrote two-thirds of the New Testament…most of it from jail.  The Gospel cost all of the Apostles their lives…except for John.  He merely got boiled in oil.

What is your faith costing you?

All across America, Christians are calling for God to intervene in this sinful nation.  Unborn babies are being slaughtered.  Pornography is the most lucrative business in the world.  Marriage is under attack.  The Gay Mafia is bullying their way to power.  Jesus is thrown out of the schools.  Chrislam is the new religion.  The Federal Government is the most un-Christian corporation in America.  “Conservatives” support the killing of the innocent in the name of “democracy.”  Our dollar is worthless.  Our President is the Son of Satan.  Lies rule the day.

WWJD?  In His day, He took a whip and cleared the temple.  He spoke out against the religious leaders.  He died standing up for what He believed.

What did Paul do? Why he, followed Jesus’ example. He spoke the Truth.  He rebuked the leadership.  He loved not His own life.  He became a bondservant of Christ.  It cost him everything.  He urged us to do likewise.

“Be ye followers of me even as I also am of Christ,” he exhorted us.

Preach the Word.  Be instant in season and out of season;  reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.

Cry aloud, spare not, lift your voice like a trumpet and show my people their transgression…”

WWJD?   He would send you.

What has your faith cost you?

 

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Did You Know A National Day Of Repentance Is Coming Soon? http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/ever-heard-of-a-national-day-of-repentance/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/ever-heard-of-a-national-day-of-repentance/#respond Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:44:26 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=143454 NDP’s theme is "One Voice United in Prayer."

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The next scheduled National Day of Repentance is Wednesday, April 30. President Abraham Lincoln called for a day of Prayer, Fasting, and Humiliation on April 30, 1863. People prayed only in the North, the South being at war with the North and disinclined to do anything at the behest of Lincoln. Now I would never contend that God was on one side or the other in a war; His aim is that we come onto His side. But He does have a habit of responding to heartfelt prayer, and He surely hated slavery. Two months after this day of repentance, the two sides fought the Battle of Gettysburg; and the tide turned permanently in favor of the Union.

Some would say, “Well, if God hates slavery would not the tide have inevitably turned,” and the answer would be a resounding No. God hates lots of things that abide in our world. But He has a habit of responding to heartfelt prayer.

On April 30, 1789, our first president, George Washington, took his oath of office and gave his first inaugural address. Washington led the members of government onto their knees in prayer. He dedicated the fledgling nation to God, like his New England forefathers building a biblical “city on a hill.” Some would say, “Just a minute; Washington was a Virginian and everybody knows the Virginia colony was a commercial venture with plenty of exploitation of black slaves and native people.” They would be right about that, but they would be wrong to ignore the reality of Washington’s life – a life bathed in prayer, worship, and repentance as a lifestyle – a life that shows his spiritual forefathers to be the Pilgrims and the Puritans of Massachusetts Bay, men and women who introduced the concept of the covenant to the Americas.

Washington led a nation that was weak, disorganized, and virtually bankrupt. Bathed in prayer and dedication to God, it survived and prospered to become the greatest nation on earth, and the one most blessed by God after Israel.

This year’s National Day of Repentance officially links arms with the National Day of Prayer, one day later on Thursday, May 1. NDP’s theme is “One Voice United in Prayer”; it comes from Romans 15:6, in which Paul calls the Body to be One in prayer and praise to the Lord Jesus. We link arms unofficially with “Washington: Man of Prayer”, an event set to occur in the congressional Statuary Hall one week later on May 7. All three observances will focus on loving God and answering His call to repent and re-focus – on Him. We do not believe God will reward our humility by lifting us out of the national quicksand in which we seem trapped. We believe, rather, that He has never abandoned us, but that we must return to the shelter of His wings if we would give Him the kind of access to us that permits His blessing and healing to occur. That is what He says in His own Word (and American history supports as His pattern.)

In California alone, we have seen two kinds of drought healed through prayer-led action. The last drought in California began in 2008, and hundreds – a critical mass for that time – prayed daily asking God to break it. Prophetic words were uttered in the state that God would break the drought in its third year if people prayed – and that is precisely what happened. In a man-made drought, a federal judge – relying on bogus science – threw the state into economic chaos by closing the pumps in the Sacramento River Delta and killing some forty thousand jobs. Suits were brought and presentations made – and again, prayer was offered daily that hearts might be softened. After some eighteen months, Judge Oliver Wanger announced he was unimpressed by the science for closing the pumps; and the water again began to flow in the delta.

At this time, God is calling for a thoroughgoing repentance in His Church for California’s history of leading the nation in shedding innocent blood, covenant breaking, sexual sin, and idolatry. He does not want a pound of flesh from us, but He does require a ton of re-focus. In the National Day of Repentance, we are calling on all churches – across the nation – to set aside May 4 as Repentance Sunday. The day can be observed in any way each congregation and ministry desires – but as one Body. Let this prayer be the beginning of restoration of Constitution and Covenant. Let us repent not because it “works,” but because it is right. Let God be the one who works as we get out of His way.

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Dad Films His Daughter Every Single Week For 14 Years; The Result Is Breathtaking http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/dad-films-his-daughter-every-single-week-for-14-years-the-result-is-breathtaking/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/dad-films-his-daughter-every-single-week-for-14-years-the-result-is-breathtaking/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:43:36 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144650 "Portrait of Lotte - 0 to 14 years in 4 min"

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A 14 incredible years in the making, this viral video shows Lotte Hofmeester grow from a baby to a beautiful teen in a mere 4 minutes and five seconds. This was filmed by her father, Frans Hofmeester.

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Justice? In America? What Justice? http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/justice-in-america-what-justice/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/justice-in-america-what-justice/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:37:29 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144645 Does anyone trust the worst Attorney General in American history to investigate the worst President in American history?

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The Benghazi killings of Americans is probably the worst presidential crime in our history, perpetrated by the most lawless president in American history.

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Benghazi Mother: Nobody Ever Got Back To Me! http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/benghazi-mother-nobody-ever-got-back-to-me/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/benghazi-mother-nobody-ever-got-back-to-me/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:42:38 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144609 One of many, perhaps.

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Sean Smith’s mother, Pat Smith, was in San Diego protesting Hillary Clinton’s handling of the attack on the Benghazi embassy. Watch her unload on the appropriate Obama administration officials:

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Shocking: This Is Who Obama Picked To Deliver Easter Benediction http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/shocking-this-is-who-obama-picked-to-deliver-easter-benediction/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/shocking-this-is-who-obama-picked-to-deliver-easter-benediction/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:07:07 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144550 Obama’s actions, as usual, speak much louder than his rhetoric.

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Barack Obama held the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast Monday and, upon concluding his remarks, turned to a retired Episcopal bishop who has become a symbol of the growing leftist influence within certain denominations.

Gene Robinson, who retired from his post as bishop of the New Hampsire Diocese last year, was the first openly gay leader in the Episcopal Church. Following his retirement, he transitioned into a position as a senior fellow at the far-left Center for American Progress.

In his response on Twitter, Robinson gushed that after Obama “preaches” at the Easter service, he was called on to deliver the closing prayer. He used shorthand for “Oh my God” and concluded that being selected by the leftist Obama was a “privilege.”

Robinson makes no excuses for his deviant lifestyle, offering a candid, somewhat explicit, description of his relationship with his “husband” in an NPR interview earlier this year.

“Gay is not something we do,” he asserted. “It’s something we are. I’m not just gay when I’m making love to my ‘husband.’ I’m gay all the time. I’m gay right this minute talking to you….”

Robinson concluded that his sexual predilection “affects how I relate to the world, how I relate to people.”

It is obvious, regardless of his choice in benedictory leaders, that Obama is largely in agreement with Robinson’s lifestyle and outlook. Despite previously holding the expedient position that marriage should remain between a man and woman, Obama has since reversed course and is now a fervent supporter of same-sex marriage.

Nevertheless, he had the audacity to conclude that Pope Francis, who has expressed opposition to gay marriage and the leftist sacrament of abortion, has a message “that is consistent with my understanding, at least, of Jesus’ teachings.”

Obama’s actions, as usual, speak much louder than his rhetoric.

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Climate Change Alarmist Reverses Course In Bombshell Interview http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/climate-change-alarmist-reverses-course-in-bombshell-interview/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/climate-change-alarmist-reverses-course-in-bombshell-interview/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:34:17 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144589 "I don’t think anybody really knows what’s happening. They just guess.”

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Geophysicist James Lovelock, who has dedicated much of his career over the past four decades to increasing adherence to the principles of man-caused global warming, is now apparently what his colleagues would derisively call a “denier.”

In an interview with the BBC earlier this month, he contended that the United Nations ripped many of its recent climate change allegations straight from a book he wrote nearly a decade ago.

“The last [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] report is very similar to the statements I made in my book,” he said, referencing 2006’s ‘The Revenge of Gaia. “It’s almost as if they’ve copied it.”

Making matters worse, Lovelock has since debunked his own research and no longer subscribes to the alarmist rhetoric contained therein.

“I’m not funded by some government department or commercial body or anything like that,” he said of his recent change of heart. “If I make a mistake, then I can go public with it – and you have to, becaue it is only by making mistakes that you can move ahead.”

Those receiving generous grants to push an agenda, however, presumably have no such latitude.

“They all talk,” Lovelock said, “they pass laws, they do things, as if they knew what was happening. I don’t think anybody really knows what’s happening. They just guess.”

As far back as 2012, Lovelock began openly criticizing the U.N.’s reportage of climate predicitions, calling that year’s IPCC report “too politicized and too internalized.”

The blind allegiance to global warming has resulted, he alleged, in the scientific community’s exaggeration of empirical evidence.

“Fudging the data in any way whatsoever is quite literally a sin against the holy ghost of science,” he said. The nonagenarian has been quite active recently in distancing himself from his previous deeply held views on the subject.

“Science is going down the drain terribly fast,” he said of his own discipline. “It keeps dividing itself up into expertizes and these expertizes probably don’t know much about the others.”

He has long maintained that the earth is largely capable of repairing any damage done to the ozone layer and suggested that about 80 percent of measurements reported regarding the atmospheric damage “were either faked, or incompletely done.”

Thankfully, a number of other prominent scientists – including U.N. Lead Author Dr. Richard Tol – are also reconsidering their position on the issue. Tol has since had his name removed from the IPCC report, concluding the “idea that climate change poses an existential threat to humankind is laughable.”

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This Epic Video Shows What Really Happened At The Bundy Ranch http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/this-epic-video-shows-what-really-happened-at-the-bundy-ranch/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/this-epic-video-shows-what-really-happened-at-the-bundy-ranch/#respond Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:41:49 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144569 BLM bullies met armed resistance and retreated...

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In today’s episode of the Western Journalism Editing Suite, I review the explosive events over the weekend at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada. Check out the footage of the victory for yourself.

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Outrageous: Public Schools Recruiting Illegals To Teach Your Children http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/outrageous-public-schools-recruiting-illegals-to-teach-your-children/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/outrageous-public-schools-recruiting-illegals-to-teach-your-children/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:20:43 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144495 What can parents do?

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Denver public schools are seeking formerly undocumented immigrants in partnering with a program called “Teach For America.” Attorney David Schwartz talks to Fox News about this controversial move.

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Nazis On The Rise? Watch What Jewish Massacre Suspect Yells Out As He Was Arrested http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/watch-jewish-center-shooting-suspects-outrageous-reaction-to-arrest/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/watch-jewish-center-shooting-suspects-outrageous-reaction-to-arrest/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:17:14 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144493 The attack came just one day before the beginning of Passover, which starts Monday evening for followers of the faith.

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Kansas City was rocked this weekend by the vicious murder of three individuals at a Jewish center and adjacent retirement community. A white supremacist, 73-year-old Frazier Glenn Cross, was reportedly taken into custody as a suspect in the shooting.

The attack came just one day before the beginning of Passover, which starts Monday evening for followers of the faith.

Despite the setting of the gruesome slaughter, at least two of the murder victims were apparently Christian. According to relatives, Dr. William Lewis Corporon and his grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, were killed in the rampage.

“We take comfort knowing they are together in Heaven,” the family said in a statement.

The 14-year-old victim, a high school freshman and Eagle Scout, was reportedly joined by his grandfather as he tried out for a singing contest at the center.

Reports indicate Cross, also known to use the surname Miller, engaged in the attack from outside of both buildings. Although a neighbor described him as “likable,” she said his racist views are well known in the community.

Perhaps most disturbing in the aftermath of his rampage was his reaction from the back of a patrol car after being arrested. With a media camera trained on his face, he clearly shouts “Heil Hitler” just minutes after allegedly gunning down three people:

Outrageously, some partisan commentators – including Eric Boehlert, a writer for the far-left Media Matters – were anxious to report that this crime appears to have been perpetrated by a racist white man.

 

 

Tellingly, these same voices are silent in any of the countless murderous attacks over the past several years conducted by committed leftists.

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Good Grief: WATCH Sebelius Botch Farewell Speech http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/good-grief-watch-sebelius-botch-farewell-speech/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/good-grief-watch-sebelius-botch-farewell-speech/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:15:00 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144499 A fitting end to a disastrous reign?

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Former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius loses a page from her farewell speech, given Friday in the Rose Garden alongside her potential replacement as well as Obama.

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Slaves Kept More Of Income Than Americans Do Today http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/how-greedy-is-uncle-sam-these-days/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/how-greedy-is-uncle-sam-these-days/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:12:19 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144512 What day does Tax Freedom Day fall on this year?

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Will Rogers famously said, “Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for.”

Like most Americans, Rogers understood that it isn’t cheap to live in the United States. And he wasn’t talking about the cost of living… He was talking about the cost of government.

Today, Americans spend more of their hard-earned dollars on government than they do on food, housing, and clothing – combined.

Indeed, we’re paying more money to the government than at any time in our history! We know this because each year, the Tax Foundation releases a report chronicling what we all pay.

The report also identifies “Tax Freedom Day,” the day that Americans have theoretically made enough money to cover their tax obligations for the year.

To pinpoint Tax Freedom Day, the Tax Foundation divides all federal, state, and local taxes by the nation’s income. In 2014, Americans will pay $3 trillion in federal taxes and $1.5 trillion in state taxes, for a total tax bill of $4.5 trillion, or 30.2% of gross income.

This year, Tax Freedom Day will be April 21. So Americans have to work a total of 111 days before they can take home a penny for themselves or their families.

Running Up the Tab on America

Now, it hasn’t always been this way.

The tax burden really didn’t mushroom until World War I. In 1917, Tax Freedom Day was January 24. But following the First World War, Tax Freedom Day moved all the way back to February 22.

Sadly, it’s only moved further down the calendar since then.

During the Depression, Franklin Roosevelt significantly boosted taxes. And then he bumped them up again during World War II. By the end of 1943, Tax Freedom Day moved into April. Yet even after the war, taxes never really went down.

Today, the situation has become grave.

Consider: In 1755, it’s likely that the average slave consumed 75% of what he or she produced, with the balance of 25% going to his or her master. By comparison, we don’t even reap 75% of what we earn.

So it’s fair to say that we’re currently in an abusive form of servitude.

In fact, abolitionist activists at FreeTheSlaves.net say, “When a situation of extreme exploitation is examined, it is important to ask: Can this person walk away?”

Well, do we have the ability to walk away from these payments?

It’s possible…

New Tax Plan Offers a Ray of Hope

With the IRS abuse scandal raging on Capitol Hill, some Congressmen are admitting that the IRS can’t be reformed… so, instead, it must be abolished.

Their solution is to implement a Fair Tax that would be levied not on what you produce, but on what you consume. If you save and invest, you won’t be taxed for your responsible behavior. But if you live beyond your means – buying houses, boats, and vacations you can’t afford – your irresponsible behavior would, indeed, be taxed.

As Jack Kemp always said, “When you tax something, you get less of it – and when you reward something, you get more of it.”

I say we tax spendthrift behavior – while rewarding those who save, invest, and generally prove to be responsible citizens.

It would turn our economy around in a heartbeat.

 

This commentary originally appeared at WallStreetDaily.com and is reprinted here with permission. 

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The Proclamation This Governor Signed Will Put A Smile On Your Face If You Are A Christian http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/the-proclamation-this-governor-signed-will-put-a-smile-on-your-face-if-you-are-a-christian/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/the-proclamation-this-governor-signed-will-put-a-smile-on-your-face-if-you-are-a-christian/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:06:35 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144506 Will more governors issue this?

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This past week, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed a proclamation inviting all Iowans to turn from their wicked ways and embrace Christianity.

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WATCH: MSNBC Blames Conservative Groups For IRS Targeting http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/watch-msnbc-blames-conservative-groups-for-irs-targeting/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/watch-msnbc-blames-conservative-groups-for-irs-targeting/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:02:42 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144490 Adds that Lerner is the real victim.

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MSNBC’s Alex Wagner says that the IRS and Lois Lerner are the REAL victims here, and not the harassed conservative groups.

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Justice? Special Ed Student Life Ruined Because He Stood Up To Bullies http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/disabled-student-convicted-for-exposing-bullies/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/disabled-student-convicted-for-exposing-bullies/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:54:21 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144338 “I was really having things like books slammed upside my head,” he explained, saying he “felt like nothing was being done.”

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Our society has become increasingly interested in curtailing instances of verbal and physical abuse within schools. Simultaneously, however, the rights of individuals have been attacked by an authoritative government and activist judicial system.

Unfortunately, when these two trends collide, the effort to subvert bullying comes up short.

As a case in point, a developmentally disabled high school student in Pennsylvania recently decided to fight back after facing prolonged torment at the hands of his classmates. The 15-year-old was reportedly shoved, tripped, and otherwise targeted by bullies and, at one point, attacked by a student with a cigarette lighter.

In response, the boy decided to gain evidence against his abusers by surreptitiously recording their actions. When his mother discovered what her son had been exposed to at school, she immediately confronted administrators with the recording.

While most rational parents would assume this would lead to swift disciplinary action against the bullies, the teenaged victim was punished instead. Outrageously, he was threatened with a felony wiretapping charge. The boy was subsequently tried and convicted of disorderly conduct.

Quite the contrary, the majority of similar cases have resulted in financial windfalls for the victimized students’ families and decisive action against bullies and school staffers.

During his testimony, he claimed his only intention in recording the other students was to prove the abuse was actually occurring.

“I was really having things like books slammed upside my head,” he explained, saying he “felt like nothing was being done.”

Unbelievably, reports indicate the recording was erased by school officials, though the victim’s mother was able to recount much of the disturbing and profane dialogue in court. Since Pennsylvania requires universal consent to record conversations, however, the content of the recording was deemed inconsequential. Therefore, even with concrete evidence that the students were engaged in the harassing behavior, none received any punishment.

The teen is not accepting his conviction without a fight, though. He is set to appeal the court’s ruling later this month.

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Duck Dynasty’s Women Talk Christian Faith In New Book http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/duck-dynastys-women-talk-christian-faith-in-new-book/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/duck-dynastys-women-talk-christian-faith-in-new-book/#respond Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:50:49 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=143922 Duck Dynasty ladies show a different route to a successful marriage than much of popular culture embraces.

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Duck Dynasty has seen phenomenal success, and one of the keys to that success has been the family’s unwavering faith in Christ. In a new book, The Women of Duck Commander, five of Duck Dynasty’s women share more about their life and families, including their bedrock faith in God.

The women include the following Duck Dynasty leading ladies: Miss Kay, Lisa, Missy, Korie, and Jessica. They talk about daily life for the Robertson family and the perseverance God has given them through some real challenges. Missy Robertson shared some details with the Christian Post in a recent interview.

When asked about what she hoped readers would get from the book, Missy addressed the power of the Christian virtue of forgiveness. She stated:

“I think that one of our biggest qualities is just not taking each other so seriously; to laugh a lot, and then to forgive when we mess up. We have to or resentment will set in, which you see in so many families that just can’t get along because they hold so many things for so long. It’s sad for me to look at all of that that goes on in the world. But it just helps me to realize that I’ve got to keep truckin’ on to make these relationships the way that they are.”

Missy also addressed how her family does nightly devotionals, or what they call “come to Jesus” meetings. While these meetings aren’t always receptively received by her teenage children, she is glad to know that “ they also have a relationship with Christ and they have the Holy Spirit living inside them that’s also working on their hearts.” Not only does Missy pray with her family every night; she also spends time with just her husband Jase to pray.

Missy also discusses how her child Mia was born with a cleft palate and how her own faith has grown stronger despite it.

She disputes the contemporary notion that communication is the No.1 key to a successful marriage. While Missy certainly recognizes the importance of good communication, she argues that faith in God should be the No. 1 priority in marriage. She hopes that by modeling this devotion to God in her marriage to Jase, her own children will “keep their priorities set in set in stone, with God being first.”

Missy and her fellow Duck Dynasty ladies show a different route to a successful marriage than much of popular culture embraces in The Women of Duck Commander. However, given the increasing decay of the institutions of marriage and the family in modern America, their successful God-centered lives and marriages provide hope that we can do better as a country.

 

 

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Expert Warns Of America’s Coming ‘Arab Winter’ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/expert-warns-of-americas-coming-arab-winter/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/expert-warns-of-americas-coming-arab-winter/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:49:59 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144509 Are Americans asleep at the wheel?

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Islam expert and author Robert Spencer explains how the radical Islamic groups that caused the “Arab Spring” in the Middle East are at work in America right now.

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How The ‘Gay’ Jihad Normalized A Filthy Practice http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/how-the-gay-jihad-normalized-a-filthy-practice/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/how-the-gay-jihad-normalized-a-filthy-practice/#respond Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:46:40 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144542 Matt Barber reviews success of 25-year-old strategy to transform our culture

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The public career beheading of former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich at the hands of pagan sexual jihadists, coupled with an escalating epidemic of Christian business owners facing harsh government persecution for merely living out their faith, has startled awake an America lulled to sleep by the left’s intentionally deceptive, yet oh-so-sweet sounding serenade of “equality, tolerance, and diversity.”

Average folks have finally begun to recognize that America’s “progressive” power class of cultural Marxists and left-wing statists really intends, and always has, to subjugate ideological dissenters through abject inequality and intolerance, while demanding blind obedience to an anti-Christian, sexually anarchist sociopolitical agenda.

The goals of these homosexualists were clearly defined decades ago. Still, for any goal to be successfully attained, clever stratagem and sound methodology must be diligently applied.

And so they have.

In their manuscript, After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the ’90s (1989, Doubleday/Bantam), Harvard-educated marketing experts Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen meticulously laid out the homosexual lobby’s blueprint for success in what is widely regarded as the handbook for the “gay” agenda.

This ambitious project to demolish the America of our founding and raise, in its place, a twisted hybrid of San Francisco’s Castro District and Josef Stalin’s Soviet Union is nearing fruition.

Kirk and Madsen devised an insidious three-pronged approach the homosexual lobby has masterfully implemented in subsequent years: Desensitization, Jamming, and Conversion.

They summarized their approach this way:

  • Portray “gays” as victims, not as aggressive challengers.
  • Give potential protectors (“allies”) a just cause.
  • Make “gays” look good.
  • Make dissenters look bad.

Desensitization

“Desensitization,” wrote Kirk and Madsen, means subjecting the public to a “continuous flood of gay-related advertising, presented in the least offensive fashion possible. If ‘straights’ can’t shut off the shower, they may at least eventually get used to being wet.”

Glamorizing and normalizing aberrant homosexual behavior in our public schools is one approach. Under the guise of “comprehensive sex education,” this tactic has had tremendous success. But public education represents only one mechanism for indoctrination.

With the aid of a willing media and a like-minded Hollywood, societal desensitization has been largely achieved. The film, television, and mainstream news industries have been effectively utilized to foster a modern-day fairy tale that creates a dishonest and sympathetic portrayal of a lifestyle that, in truth, is emotionally, spiritually, and physically sterile.

Reality is replaced with fantasy. Gone are references to, or images of, the millions of homosexual men wasting away in hospice due to behaviorally related diseases such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and syphilis. (Unnatural behaviors beget natural consequences. As Romans 6:23 warns, “The wages of sin is death.”)

The homosexual pressure group GLAAD even offers awards to the television networks that most effectively carry the homosexual lobby’s water. The more distorted and positive the portrayal of homosexual conduct, and the more frequently the networks shows such portrayals, the more likely networks are to win GLAAD’s coveted prize.

As Kirk and Madsen put it, homosexuals should be portrayed as the “Everyman.” “In no time,” they said, “a skillful and clever media campaign could have the gay community looking like the veritable fairy godmother to Western Civilization.”

Prophetic words from two very smart men.

Jamming

“Jamming” refers to the public smearing of Christians, traditionalists, or anyone else who opposes the “gay” agenda. “Jam homo-hatred (i.e., recognition of objective sexual morality) by linking it to Nazi horror,” wrote Kirk and Madsen. “Associate all who oppose homosexuality with images of ‘Klansmen demanding that gays be slaughtered,’ ‘hysterical backwoods preachers,’ ‘menacing punks,’ and a ‘tour of Nazi concentration camps.’”

“In any campaign to win over the public, gays must be portrayed as victims in need of protection so that straights will be inclined by reflex to adopt the role of protector. … The purpose of victim imagery is to make straights feel very uncomfortable,” they suggested.

The goal of jamming?  To make people feel guilty for criticizing the homosexual agenda, as if they were further oppressing the “victims.”  Jamming is psychological manipulation on a mass scale.

And so, words like “homophobia” and “heterosexism” were manufactured from thin air, not because they have substance, but, rather, because they were effective jamming tools. Anyone who holds traditional values relative to human sexuality suddenly became a “homophobe,” a “hatemonger,” and a “bigot.”  And it’s all a mirage.  Kirk and Madsen’s most revealing admission came when they wrote, “[O]ur effect is achieved without reference to facts, logic, or proof.”

Not even churches are safe.

“Gays can undermine the moral authority of homo-hating churches over less fervent adherents by portraying [them] as antiquated backwaters, badly out of step … with the latest findings of psychology. Against the atavistic tug of ‘Old Time Religion’ one must set the mightier pull of science and public opinion. … Such an ‘unholy’ alliance has already worked well in America against the churches, on such topics as divorce and abortion. … [T]hat alliance can work for gays.”

And how it has.

Conversion

Kirk and Madsen called for “conversion of the average American’s emotions, mind, and will, through a planned psychological attack, in the form of propaganda fed to the nation via the media.”

“In the early stages of any campaign to reach straight America, the masses should not be shocked and repelled by premature exposure to homosexual behavior itself. Instead, the imagery of sex should be downplayed and gay rights should be reduced to an abstract social question as much as possible. First let the camel get his nose inside the tent – and only later his unsightly derriere!”

What is it with these guys and derrieres?

Anyway, as Kirk and Madsen both astutely understood and surprisingly admitted, homosexual activism is really a big game of “hide the ball.” In order to achieve widespread acceptance of “gayness,” they had to remove the focus from what homosexuality actually is (deviant and disordered sexual conduct) and, instead, shift it to the cleverly manufactured specter of “gay rights.”

To cut through much of their propagandist sugarcoating, one need only consider what two men must actually do in order to “consummate” a so-called “gay marriage.” Kirk and Madsen understood this. Most people are naturally repulsed by the mechanics of homosexual conduct, but everyone is for “civil rights.”

So, America, here’s a refresher. Homosexuality 101: The central, defining feature of homosexuality is same-sex sodomy, a filthy practice – both from a moral and biological standpoint – that spreads disease, ruins lives, and mocks both God and nature.

That’s so gay.

In short, these sexually confused and spiritually lost souls, particularly males caught-up in this lifestyle, can only “consummate” a counterfeit “gay marriage” through the squalid, unnatural, and feculent abuse of both the reproductive and digestive systems.

Yuck.

Is it any wonder why these “gay” jihadists want us to focus on the subjective specter of “gay rights” and ignore the objective reality of “gay” wrongs?

This is why they terrorize anyone who fails to conform.

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Left In Burger King As A Baby, You Won’t Believe What She Did When She Finally Met Her Mom http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/burger-king-baby-forgives-mom-who-abandoned-her/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/burger-king-baby-forgives-mom-who-abandoned-her/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:36:47 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144077 I never thought she would ever do this...

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Katheryn Deprill’s birth mother abandoned her infant daughter in a Burger King 27 years ago. The lonely birth mother was pregnant after being raped. Deprill did not know why her mother had given her up in such a fashion; but nevertheless, she still wanted to be able to see her birth mother.

Deprill was found as an infant by a Burger King employee, who promptly alerted the authorities. The Burger King employee found the crying baby wrapped in a red sweater lying on the bathroom floor of the restaurant, with the umbilical cord still attached. Police searched unsuccessfully for the mother, giving up after several months.

She was eventually adopted by parents who gave her “the best childhood anyone could ask for,” according to Deprill, now 27.

She found out about the circumstances of her birth story when she was in sixth grade from her parents.  She wrote: “Inside I was eaten up, torn apart, broken down, and devastated! I thought to myself, wow, my own biological parents didn’t even want me!”

Katheryn Deprill is now a 27 year old EMT and married mom of three boys. Despite the feelings of rejection she initially experienced upon finding out about her birth story, she still wanted to find her birth mother.

She posted a photo of herself smiling and happy on March 5, not showing the pain and anger one might expect. In her photo, she held a sign that read: “Looking for my birth mother. … She abandoned me in the Burger King bathroom. … Please help me find her by sharing my post.”

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The photo went on to be re-posted more than 30,000 times; and this led to multiple media interviews, including one on “Inside Edition.”

Eventually, the birth mother, Cathy Pochek,  saw the post and contacted an attorney. He arranged for the two to meet. They met last Tuesday.

“I’m so happy,” Deprill said. “I got the hug that I had wanted for the last 27 years. … I asked if I could have it, and she said, ‘absolutely,’ and just held her arms open.”

The mother expressed regret for her actions, and Deprill was willing to forgive her “110 percent, absolutely.”

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Katheryn Deprill appeared beside her biological mother, Cathy Pochek, and her adoptive mother, Brenda Hollis,  together on the Today  Show.

The story demonstrates the power of forgiveness to heal despite tragedy. The tragedies of rape and child abandonment did not end with the sadness they could have, but instead with a marvelous reunion between mother and daughter after twenty seven years of separation.

 

 

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Long Past Time To Start Charging Wall Street Criminals http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/long-past-time-to-start-charging-wall-street-criminals/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/long-past-time-to-start-charging-wall-street-criminals/#respond Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:28:23 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144528 Very few people have ever gone to prison for doing what they consider normal on Wall Street.

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I just finished Michael Lewis’ new book, Flash Boys, and I’m still laughing—just like I was for a month after I read his book about the last financial crisis, The Big Short.

Given that the subject matter was high frequency trading and front running on Wall Street, you might reasonably ask what’s so funny? That’s eye glazing subject matter.

Or maybe not so much.

Just like in The Big Short, every time the big Wall Street banks and their accomplices get caught with their pants down around their ankles, ripping you and me off, they respond with the same well practiced spin.

“We’re America.  No Main Street without Wall Street.  Adds liquidity to the market. Makes markets work more efficiently.  Yadda, yadda, yadda…”

And, for the most part, everybody buys it.

These clowns (see The Big Short) made billions, individually and corporately by encouraging banks to make bad real estate mortgages that everybody involved knew damn well would never be repaid. Then they manufactured securities out of those mortgages, which they sold to investors. And then they manufactured securities which were a BET AGAINST the mortgages, and NOBODY WENT TO PRISON!

Fast forward a few years, and most of the trading on the stock market is done by computers in response to the human system that couldn’t keep up with the expanding needs of the technology.

So we get into a Wall Street arms race for milliseconds of additional speed in getting the orders from the stockbrokers to the various stock exchanges.

Why?

Because the shops that have gone into business to trade with computers millions of times a day could see where the market was going and beat the mere customers to the punch, buying up stock a penny low and selling it to us a penny high.

Doesn’t sound like much?

Some of these guys are making a billion dollars a year, stealing it from you and I. The art of it is that none of us feels a screw job.  But, in the immortal words of the late Senator Everett Dirksen, “A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real money.”

The money is significant.  But the real issue is that it is just another reason you cannot trust the clowns on Wall Street. And, somehow, whenever they get too deep (every decade or so), we have to bail them out. These guys take no risks.  They end every day owning nothing. They add nothing of value to the market.

And the big banks we had to bail out a few years ago were (and still are) absolutely complicit.

Essentially, these guys are like the mob selling protection.  They impose a tax on your retirement funds you never see.  And if you think you can beat them by using an online broker, you are even more wrong.  The online brokers SELL the rights to execute their orders to these clowns.

Who’s involved?

Look up the list of the big Wall Street players who got bailed out in 2008, and they’re all on that list.

And virtually all of them are spinning their spin, which is, of course, horse manure.

And I haven’t even written about the “dark pools” the big Wall Street banks have set up to execute as many trades as possible in house—where there is absolutely NO pricing transparency.

All of these things—high frequency trading, dark pools, electronic exchanges—started as a good idea, as a solution to a “problem”.

But just like mortgage derivatives and complex securities, which were also invented to solve problems, they morphed into things that could be used for one party’s advantage to the disadvantage of the counterparty.

In other words, gentrified stealing.

And there is almost no disincentive.  Very few people have ever gone to prison for doing what they consider normal on Wall Street.

Send a Lloyd Blankfein or a Jamie Dimon to jail—just charge a Goldman Sachs or a J.P. Morgan Chase criminally and watch confidence in Wall Street go straight up.

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How Medicaid Fails Hispanics http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/how-medicaid-fails-hispanics/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/how-medicaid-fails-hispanics/#respond Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:27:41 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144521 Why is Medicaid such a problem for Americans in general and Hispanics in particular?

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The White House recently began a Spanish-language media blitz encouraging people to sign up for the Affordable Care Act (the ACA, or “Obamacare”)—which, for the lowest-income Americans, means Medicaid. Having a Medicaid card in your wallet is better for your health than having no coverage at all. But it’s also worse than just about any other form of health insurance in America.

Despite its high costs, Medicaid yields low-quality health outcomes for the millions of low-income Americans who must rely on it. In 2009, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said, “Medicaid is a caste system. It is unfair to poor people and it is unfair to taxpayers.” For the Hispanic community—which includes many lower-income people and even more taxpayers—the senator’s comments ring truer than ever.

Medicaid produces poorer coverage, poorer care, and poorer health than private insurance. The ACA is massively expanding Medicaid, further stressing the resources available to enrollees. It also forces a substantial number of people out of private insurance and into a broken program.

Hispanics are especially likely to fall into Medicaid. According to a 2013 Kaiser Family Foundation report, 30 percent of nonelderly Hispanic-Americans were enrolled, compared with 15 percent of nonelderly, non-Hispanic Caucasian-Americans. According to the report, around one in four Medicaid enrollees is Hispanic; and roughly one-third of nonelderly Hispanics are uninsured altogether.

These numbers understate the importance of Medicaid for Hispanics—and of Hispanics for Medicaid. A recent Department of Health and Human Services study suggests that millions of uninsured Hispanics may qualify. The ACA aims to increase enrollment by about 15 million—a large share of whom may likely be Hispanic.

So why is Medicaid such a problem for Americans in general and Hispanics in particular?

Many who sign up for Medicaid are surprised to learn that it does not guarantee a critical component of health: access to care. Medicaid pays doctors and hospitals less than almost any other insurance program. So, many providers—often the best ones—refuse to accept Medicaid patients. Patients get lower-quality care, and they wait longer to get it. Many resort to seeking care in emergency rooms, where they encounter an entirely different set of problems. The ACA will inevitably worsen this problem by increasing demand for Medicaid services, while at the same time driving down the number of doctors willing to take Medicaid patients.

Even when a Medicaid recipient does get care, there is often little or no improvement to his or her actual health. A forthcoming book from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, “The Economics of Medicaid: Assessing the Costs and Consequences,” cites a series of medical studies in which Medicaid patients who received care ultimately were no better off than the uninsured; in some cases, their health outcomes were worse.

Under the ACA. millions will lose access to private insurance coverage and instead find themselves with inferior coverage under Medicaid. For example, in any state that chooses to expand Medicaid, a family of four earning between $23,850 and $31,721 will lose eligibility for subsidized private insurance and, practically speaking, will have no choice other than to sign up for Medicaid.

Expanding health insurance coverage is a worthwhile objective, but society must never lose sight of the real goal: better health. Medicaid is a proven failure, and there are better, fairer approaches available. States must have greater power to address the specific needs of their local communities, and Medicaid should be structured so that recipients can shift into private coverage. We can—and we must—seek better alternatives rather than expand an ineffective and deeply unfair program.

 

— Dr. Robert F. Graboyes is a senior research fellow with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a coauthor of the forthcoming Mercatus Center book “The Economics of Medicaid: Assessing the Costs and Consequences.” Dr. Mario Villarreal is Economics Program Officer at the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University.

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“Pretended Legislation” Must Get No Rubber Stamp http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/pretended-legislation-must-get-no-rubber-stamp/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/pretended-legislation-must-get-no-rubber-stamp/#respond Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:18:51 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144517 We need local officials who will not rubber stamp the lawlessness of “pretended legislation.”

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The United States of America began when moral, God-fearing men realized and acted on the realization that legislation put forth by Parliament and King George III was not, in fact, legal.

The Stamp Act, the Townshend Acts, the Intolerable Acts, and other measures did not meet the standard required to make them “lawful.”  Because of this, the authors of our Declaration of Independence labeled these measures as “pretended legislation.”

Our colonial legislatures then interposed on behalf of our people by declaring that these measures were null, void, and constituted NO LAW; this despite the fact that other levels, or branches, of government had declared them to be valid.  Now let’s fast forward to today and to what is happening in our Country, our States, and our Counties.

We are well aware that the national government in Washington, D.C., and the various state governments, have declared certain measures to be valid when they are not.  Examples in my State of Maryland include infringements on the right of self-defense, attempts to redefine the God-ordained institution of marriage, and the abuse of our children through an indoctrination program known as “Common Core.”  In my home state, they have even imposed a tax on the evaporation cycle (otherwise known as the “rain tax”).

Now, we also know that there are strong forces and special interests, both in and out of government, that seek to coerce our County Councils and Town and City Boards and Commissions to go along with these acts of “pretended legislation.” Our local councils and boards must not do so.

The County Council, for example, must not “rubber stamp” the violations of its people’s rights and liberties and the theft of their property.

Instead, we need local officials like the sheriff and police and the county council to interpose on behalf of their constituents, against those who would usurp their rights.

We must not elect local officials who will “rubber stamp” the actions of any other officials who disparage our rights and liberties.  We need local authorities who will resist things like the “rain tax,” the imposition of “Common Core,” and infringements on your right of self-defense and the defense of your loved ones.

And we should never vote to re-elect anyone who has demonstrated his antipathy for lawfulness by voting in any way to validate what is known as same sex marriage.

We need local officials who will not rubber stamp the lawlessness of “pretended legislation.”

 

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Breaking: Federal SWAT Team Backs Down In Armed Standoff With Militia, Will Return Cattle http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/breaking-federal-swat-team-backs-down-in-armed-standoff-with-militia-will-return-cattle/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/breaking-federal-swat-team-backs-down-in-armed-standoff-with-militia-will-return-cattle/#respond Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:38:30 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144453 After an announcement (Watch Video) by Clark County Sheriff  Douglas C. ...

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After an announcement (Watch Video) by Clark County Sheriff  Douglas C. Gillespie that BLM officials would back down from their seizure of Cliven Bundy’s cattle, a tense standoff with protesters still was taking place as late as 1pm PST. That armed standoff, however, has been resolved.

According to Brandon Darby of Breitbart news, a Federal SWAT Team has agreed to retreat from a tension ridden stand-off with protesters.

1:01pm Pacific – “It was strange to see armed ranchers and militias stand off against a federal SWAT team under a bridge in a desert wash,” Darby said. “After a few tense moments, the feds agreed to retreat and allow the ranchers and the militia to guide the remaining cattle back to tracts of land used by the Bundy ranch. Both sides were demanding the other disarm first. Both the ranchers and law enforcement refused; ultimately the federal agents began to walk backwards behind retreating vehicles and leave the area.

The Bundy family has also been informed that their cattle will be returned.

…they allowed a member of the Bundy family to travel a half-mile back beyond the conflict area and to see the family’s cattle. The family member returned and made the announcement that the family would receive the remaining heads of cattle and he requested that the ranchers and militia help corral and guide the cattle back.”

Here is a recent image tweet from the standoff area:

As Brandon Darby describes, it was a very tense standoff between armed militia and the Federal SWAT team, with each side demanding that the other disarm.

Last night, WesternJournalism released a email petition tool for individuals to send emails to BLM officials. As of the time of this writing, more than 8000 individuals have used this tool to petition BLM officials to end this standoff peaceably.

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Amid Mounting Pressure, BLM Backs Down In Ranch Standoff http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/amid-mounting-pressure-blm-backs-down-in-ranch-standoff/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/amid-mounting-pressure-blm-backs-down-in-ranch-standoff/#respond Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:21:14 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144434 This is a huge departure from the action of federal agents over the past week, which included arrests, physical assaults, and threats against protesters and the Bundy family.

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Above: Sheriff speaks to crowd of protesters about announcement. 3 minutes in, protesters demand to know what is happening to the cattle seized by the BLM already. Its unclear what is happening regarding the already seized property.

Thanks to the unwavering support of freedom-loving Americans across the country, federal agents once determined to strip a Nevada ranching family of its rights at any cost have now reportedly reversed course.

Just one day after Western Journalism began circulating a petition for the Bureau of Land Management to back down from its authoritarian position against the Clark County, Nev., family, the agency announced Saturday that its targeted attack will not continue. This is a huge departure from the action of federal agents over the past week, which included arrests, physical assaults, and threats against protesters and the Bundy family.

Since the standoff began, however, law enforcement officers, legislators, state militia members, and the general public have increasingly voiced their opposition to the use of excessive force in removing cattle from the ranch.

A brewing scandal emerged Friday, complete with allegations that Nevada Sen. Harry Reid had a vested interest in removing the Bundys from the property based on a desire to see lucrative plans for a solar farm in the county come to fruition. More than 7,500 individuals added their name to our petition which, along with the efforts of numerous other groups, sent a clear message that Americans are tired of seeing the federal government strip away their constitutional rights.

Upon hearing the news from Clark County  Sheriff Douglas Gillespie that the BLM is backing down, supporters reacted with enthusiastic applause. A beleaguered Cliven Bundy, who said he would fight to the end to protect his land if necessary, rallied one last time to give Gillespie a one hour timeline within which to disarm federal agents surrounding his ranch.

While the entire standoff was a disturbing show of force by the federal government against American citizens, Saturday’s resolution is seen by many as a victory for freedom within an increasingly statist society. Though there is no indication at this point that the hundreds of head of cattle already removed under order of the BLM will be returned, the Bundy family can at least rest assured that, for now, their ranch is safe.

Though the federal threat has now subsided, many are urging the family to remain vigilant.

BLM Director — and former Reid senior adviser — Neil Kornze issued a press release on behalf of the agency, expressing its intent to leave the Bundy family alone:

As we have said from the beginning of the gather to remove illegal cattle from federal land consistent with court orders, a safe and peaceful operation is our number one priority. After one week, we have made progress in enforcing two recent court orders to remove the trespass cattle from public lands that belong to all Americans.

Based on information about conditions on the ground, and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of the public.

We ask that all parties in the area remain peaceful and law-abiding as the Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service work to end the operation in an orderly manner.

Ranching has always been an important part of our nation’s heritage and continues throughout the West on public lands that belong to all Americans. This is a matter of fairness and equity, and we remain disappointed that Cliven Bundy continues to not comply with the same laws that 16,000 public lands ranchers do every year. After 20 years and multiple court orders to remove the trespass cattle, Mr. Bundy owes the American taxpayers in excess of $1 million. The BLM will continue to work to resolve the matter administratively and judicially.

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Shocking Allegations Show Harry Reid, Chinese Company Behind Nevada Ranch Standoff http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/shocking-allegations-show-harry-reid-chinese-company-behind-nevada-ranch-standoff/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/shocking-allegations-show-harry-reid-chinese-company-behind-nevada-ranch-standoff/#comments Sat, 12 Apr 2014 01:17:34 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=144316 The ranch, which has been in Cliven Bundy’s family for more than a century, is ground zero for a growing showdown between federal authorities and individual rights activists.

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As a family in Clark County, Nev. continues to face an onslaught of heavily armed federal agents determined to kick them off of their ranch, reports have surfaced that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid might be behind the entire ordeal.

The ranch, which has been in Cliven Bundy’s family for more than a century, is ground zero for a growing showdown between federal authorities and individual rights activists. Despite attempting to silence protesters by limiting them to so-called “First Amendment areas,” law enforcement personnel, legislators, and militia members are heading to the site in droves to express their outrage over the Bureau of Land Management’s show of force.

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In an apparent effort to cover its tracks, the BLM has reportedly removed documents from its website showing that the move to kick the Bundys and their cattle off of the land was at least in part due to the fact that their presence impeded development of solar energy on the land.

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Reid and his eldest son, reports indicate, were integral in the support and/or implementation of a $5 billion solar plant being built in the county by a Chinese company.

Officially, the federal agency has suggested they are only after Bundy because his cattle are a threat to an endangered species of tortoise. That narrative, however, fell apart in the opinion of many critics when it was revealed the agency itself has engaged in the widespread slaughter of the animal.

The recent allegations of Reid’s hand in the Bundy attack are bolstered by the fact that his former senior adviser also served as the director of the BLM. According to reports, Reid successfully redrew the endangered tortoise’s protected habitat to benefit a donor, indicating his concern is more about his political and financial future than the well-being of this reptile.

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As Bundy confirmed, he is far from the only rancher intimidated by the BLM. He is, however, the last one left fighting. According to a statement he made recently, there were 52 other ranchers in the vicinity of his property at one point – and they are all gone.

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He has promised to continue fighting for his right; and, thankfully for his family, plenty of other Americans are joining in the cause, and you can too Like the page!

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