Impeach Obama Campaign http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com To Save America Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:42:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.3 Bombshell: New Documents Expose Obama Admin’s Involvement In A Huge Scandal He Denied http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/what-a-government-watchdog-just-discovered-ties-obama-white-house-directly-to-irs-scandal/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/what-a-government-watchdog-just-discovered-ties-obama-white-house-directly-to-irs-scandal/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:42:21 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=192372 "In a shocking revelation, the Treasury Inspector General has identified some 2,500 documents..."

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In that now infamous interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly back in February, President Obama brushed aside growing concern about the IRS targeting scandal, going so far as to say there wasn’t even “a smidgen of corruption” to be uncovered.

However, it now appears the corrupt and cozy relationship between the Internal Revenue Service and the Obama White House may have been even more extensive than anyone suspected.

The Inspector General of the Treasury Department has reportedly found that thousands of documents containing confidential taxpayer information may have been shared with the White House by cooperating officials at the IRS.

This reported passing of information that should have been kept secret by the Internal Revenue Service — something conservative groups and lawmakers have long suspected — may well have been not only inappropriate but also possibly illegal.

Numerous organizations and individuals claimed that the Obama administration used the IRS as a political weapon in an attempt to harass and intimidate them.

As the Washington Examiner reports:

In a shocking revelation, the Treasury Inspector General has identified some 2,500 documents that “potentially” show taxpayer information held by the Internal Revenue Service being shared with President Obama’s White House.

The discovery was revealed to the group Cause of Action, which has sued for access to any of the documents. It charges that the IRS and White House have harassed taxpayers.

The post at washingtonexaminer.com goes on to note that the discovery of this vast number of possibly shared documents suggests that the White House was hip deep in probes of conservative and Tea Party groups at the heart of the long-simmering IRS targeting scandal.

The executive director of Cause of Action — the organization that pried loose these 2,500 potentially incriminating documents — said of their pursuit of the possible IRS-White House collusion:

“The court has ruled that the federal government cannot hide behind confidentiality laws to prevent Americans from knowing if our President has gained unauthorized access to their tax information.

This is a decisive win for all Americans and for government transparency and accountability.”

This disclosure follows the recovery of 30,000 “lost” emails from former IRS executive Lois Lerner, the central figure in the scandal who has refused to testify before Congress.

 

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Kenyan Army Serves Justice To Terrorists Who Killed Innocent Teachers http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/kenyan-army-responds-to-terrorist-attack-by-killing-more-than-100-terrorists/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/kenyan-army-responds-to-terrorist-attack-by-killing-more-than-100-terrorists/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:28:44 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=192308 Once the bus stopped, it separated Muslims and non-Muslims...

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The Kenyan army killed more than 100 members of an Islamic terrorist organization Monday after 28 of its citizens were killed in a bus late last week by the same terrorist organization.

On Monday, the Kenyan Defense Forces (KDF) announced it killed 115 members of the group al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda affiliate. Bloomberg News reported that 95 were killed in two camps by fighter jets near Godondowe, Somalia, while another 20 were killed in the Arabia Hills along the Kenya-Somali border.

The massacre was in response to an attack by members of al-Shabaab, in which members of the terrorist organization flagged down a bus of civil servants and teachers Saturday en route to Nairobi for an annual vacation. As Mad World News points out, the terrorists began shooting the bus after it did not stop.

Once the bus stopped, it separated Muslims and non-Muslims; and they forced non-Muslims to recite the Shahada–or the declaration of their salvation to Allah. Those who did not were shot and killed. There were 19 men and nine women among the deceased, and the incident was confirmed by the Kenyan Red Cross.

Al-Shabaab denied losing fighters in any Kenyan attack. Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto said in a statement: “The rapid action is itself a huge victory against regional terrorist networks.”

“It emboldens us to ultimately deliver our promise to secure our citizens against internal and external aggression.”

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Obama’s Illegal Executive Orders Reward Illegal Immigration http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/obamas-illegal-executive-orders-reward-illegal-immigration/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/obamas-illegal-executive-orders-reward-illegal-immigration/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:18:09 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=192406 The American people should not be manipulated into believing that they are heartless simply because they want to preserve the rule of law in our nation...

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Like millions of other Americans, I appreciate the plight of billions of people throughout the world who would like nothing more than to find themselves in the United States, where they could enjoy a much higher standard of living and wonderful opportunities for advancement.

It certainly seems like a compassionate thing to offer them legal status in America and the opportunity to pursue their dreams. It should first be considered, however, that we have millions of people already mired in dire poverty in our inner cities, rural townships, and places such as Appalachia who would certainly appreciate a helping hand before we extend one to foreigners. The same principle is seen when you board an airplane and hear the announcement, “In case of an emergency, oxygen masks will drop from the ceiling. Put yours on first, and then administer help to those around you.” There are many around us already in need of help.

According to President Obama, only those five million or so illegals who have been in America for five years or more will benefit from his largesse. He indicates that they will not be eligible for health care and other benefits. Obviously, this fits right into the same category as his promise: “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”

Once illegals have legal status, it will be difficult to deny them any of the multitudinous entitlements that are freely distributed throughout our society. Also, we must remember that illegals who have been here for less than five years only have to claim that they have been here longer than that in order to collect goodies. In effect, instead of helping five million people, we probably will be aiding at least twice that many.

Even this would not be a problem if we had plenty of money. The sad fact is our national debt is approaching $18 trillion. If you paid that back at a rate of $1 billion per day, it would take nearly 50 years. Many powerful nations before us have met their fate through fiscal irresponsibility. What makes our leaders think we are immune from the destructive forces of a shaky financial foundation?

The founders of our nation feared that the time would arise when an individual or group of individuals in our government would become intoxicated with their power and attempt to impose their will upon the entire society through dictatorial decrees rather than through the legal process established by our Constitution. For this reason, they established three separate but equal branches of government, dividing the powers. This ingenious method of power division worked beautifully until recently, but hopefully, we are about to experience a demonstration of how the separation of powers preserves the integrity of our system. It will require that the legislative and judicial branches of government manifest the necessary courage to stand up for the people they represent.

The American people should not be manipulated into believing that they are heartless simply because they want to preserve the rule of law in our nation and look after their own before they take in others. We also have to consider the millions of people who have immigrated here legally, as well as those who are in the queue. It is incredibly unfair to them to grant amnesty to those who have jumped ahead of them in line illegally. I hope all of our government officials will recall the words of the Pledge of Allegiance, with particular emphasis on the part that says: “with liberty and justice for all.”

 

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This Day In History: Here’s The Real Story Of Thanksgiving They Won’t Tell In School http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/this-day-in-history-the-history-of-thanksgiving/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/this-day-in-history-the-history-of-thanksgiving/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:00:50 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=192383 "That we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble Thanks..."

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After the victory of the Battle of Saratoga during the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress proclaimed the first National Day of Thanksgiving, November 1, 1777:

“The grateful feeling of their hearts… join the penitent confession of their manifold sins… that it may please God, through the merits of Jesus Christ, mercifully to forgive and blot them out of remembrance…and… under the providence of Almighty God… secure for these United States the greatest of all human blessings, independence and peace.”

After John Paul Jones, commanding the Bonhomme Richard, captured the British ship HMS Serapis, the Continental Congress declared a Day of Thanksgiving, which Governor Thomas Jefferson chose to proclaim for Virginia, November 11, 1779:

“Congress… hath thought proper… to recommend to the several States… a day of public and solemn Thanksgiving to Almighty God, for his mercies, and of Prayer, for the continuance of his favour…

“That He would go forth with our hosts and crown our arms with victory;

“That He would grant to His church, the plentiful effusions of Divine Grace, and pour out His Holy Spirit on all Ministers of the Gospel;

“That He would bless and prosper the means of education, and spread the light of Christian knowledge through the remotest corners of the earth…

“I do therefore… issue this proclamation… appointing… a day of public and solemn Thanksgiving and Prayer to Almighty God… Given under by hand… this 11th day of November, in the year of our Lord, 1779… Thomas Jefferson.”

After traitor Benedict Arnold’s plot to betray West Point was thwarted, the Continental Congress proclaimed a Day of Thanksgiving, October 18, 1780:

“In the late remarkable interposition of His watchful providence, in the rescuing the person of our Commander-in-Chief and the army from imminent dangers, at the moment when treason was ripened for execution…it is therefore recommended… a Day of Public Thanksgiving and Prayer… to confess our unworthiness… and to offer fervent supplications to the God of all grace… to cause the knowledge of Christianity to spread over all the earth.”

After British General Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, Congress proclaimed a Day of Thanksgiving, October 11, 1782:

“It being the indispensable duty of all nations… to offer up their supplications to Almighty God…the United States in Congress assembled… do hereby recommend it to the inhabitants of these states in general, to observe… the last Thursday… of November next, as a Day of Solemn Thanksgiving to God for all his mercies.”

After the Treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary War, John Hancock, the former President of the Continental Congress, now Governor of Massachusetts, proclaimed a Day of Thanksgiving, November 8, 1783:

“The Citizens of these United States have every Reason for Praise and Gratitude to the God of their salvation… I do… appoint… the 11th day of December next (the day recommended by the Congress to all the States) to be religiously observed as a Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer, that all the people may then assemble to celebrate… that he hath been pleased to continue to us the Light of the Blessed Gospel…

“That we also offer up fervent supplications… to cause pure Religion and Virtue to flourish… and to fill the world with his glory.”

After the U.S. Congress passed the First Amendment, it requested President George Washington issue a National Day of Thanksgiving, which he did, October 3, 1789:

“Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me ‘to recommend to the People of the United States a Day of Public Thanksgiving and Prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness;’

“Now, therefore, I do recommend… Thursday, the 26TH DAY of NOVEMBER … to be devoted by the People of these United States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be…

“That we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble Thanks… for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government…particularly the national one now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed… to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue.”

After the Treaty of Ghent ended the War of 1812, President James Madison proclaimed a Day of Thanksgiving, March 4, 1815:

“The Senate and House of Representatives…signified their desire that a day may…be observed by the people of the United States with religious solemnity as a Day of Thanksgiving and of devout acknowledgments to Almighty God for His great goodness manifested in restoring to them the blessing of peace.

“No people ought to feel greater obligations to celebrate the goodness of the Great Disposer of Events and of the Destiny of Nations than the people of the United States.

“His kind Providence originally conducted them to one of the best portions of the dwelling place allotted for the great family of the human race.

“He protected…them under all the difficulties and trials to which they were exposed in their early days…

“In the arduous struggle…they were distinguished by multiplied tokens of His benign interposition…

“He…enabled them to assert their national rights and to enhance their national character in another arduous conflict, which is now so happily terminated by a peace and reconciliation with those who have been our enemies.

“And to the same Divine Author of Every Good and Perfect Gift we are indebted for all those privileges and advantages, religious as well as civil, which are so richly enjoyed in this favored land…

“I now recommend…a Day on which the people of every religious denomination may in their solemn assemblies unite their hearts and their voices in a freewill offering to their Heavenly Benefactor of their homage of Thanksgiving and of their songs of praise.

“Given…in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifteen… James Madison.”

 

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WATCH: As Ferguson Burned, Missouri’s Top Two Elected Officials Lashed Out At Each Other http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/watch-as-ferguson-burned-missouris-top-two-elected-officials-lashed-out-at-each-other/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/watch-as-ferguson-burned-missouris-top-two-elected-officials-lashed-out-at-each-other/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:33:21 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=192365

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For a second night, Ferguson-related protests around the country led to rioting, destruction, confrontations with police and dozens of arrests. Some of the worst violence occurred in Oakland, California, one of about a dozen U.S. cities where people took to the streets to show their anger with the grand jury decision that found no cause to indict police officer Darren Wilson.

In Ferguson itself, police say they made 44 arrests as mobs stormed city hall, broke windows, set a police car on fire and threw objects at law enforcement authorities.

On the streets of Ferguson Tuesday night were some 2200 National Guard troops sent in by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. Those forces helped to protect local businesses, unlike Monday night when dozens of shops and stores — many small, locally owned businesses run by black residents — were looted and burned.

Even though Gov. Nixon had declared a state of emergency and mobilized the National Guard the week before the announcement of the grand jury’s decision not to indict, relatively few Guardsmen were on the streets of Ferguson the first night of rioting and widespread destruction.

That absence of National Guard troops caused the state’s lieutenant governor, a Republican, to question whether political pressure from Washington played a part in the decision of the governor, a Democrat, not to fully deploy the Guard on Monday.

On her Fox News program, Megyn Kelly spoke with Missouri’s Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder about his complaint that much more could have been done by the state’s chief executive to keep Ferguson businesses from being destroyed by the unruly mobs of violent protestors.

“He owes us some answers beyond the flimsy clichés and empty pieties that he offered this afternoon in his press conference when one reporter put my question to him.”

You can watch the emotional interview from “The Kelly File” by clicking on the video above.

 

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SHOCK VIDEO: What Obama Just Admitted, In His Own 9 Words, Proves He’s A Lawless Dictator http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/shock-video-what-obama-just-admitted-in-his-own-9-words-proves-hes-a-lawless-dictator/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/shock-video-what-obama-just-admitted-in-his-own-9-words-proves-hes-a-lawless-dictator/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:29:40 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=192360

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It was a stunning moment. A stark revelation that undermined what the president and his supporters have insisted about Obama’s unilateral executive action on immigration reform. A casual admission that showed even the president himself knew what he had done was contrary to the Constitution.

During his big immigration speech in Chicago Tuesday night, President Obama became annoyed at hecklers who continued to interrupt his prepared remarks — women who loudly called out for the president to stop all deportations of illegal immigrants.

Going off script — turning away from his teleprompter — Obama acknowledged that he did what a President of the United States does not have the constitutional authority to do — change the law on his own.

As noted in a post on rollcall.com regarding Obama’s executive action on amnesty that affects some 5 million illegals:

The White House has defended Obama’s action as a case of prosecutorial discretion grounded in precedent over decades, as many other presidents have also granted executive amnesty of one form or another without Congress.

But Obama did not “change the law.”

That’s Congress’s job.

The comment is certain to feed into the Republican attack that Obama is acting like an “emperor.”

A new poll just released on cnn.com finds that Americans are not happy with the way Obama went about, as the president himself acknowledged, changing the law:

…when asked for their stance on Obama using an executive order to make those changes, just 41% said they favor the move, while 56% said they oppose it.

By clicking on the video above, you can watch Obama’s stunning statement about his changing the law without congressional authority.

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The Ferguson Powder Keg: Equal Justice Vs Social Justice http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/the-ferguson-powder-keg-equal-justice-vs-social-justice/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/the-ferguson-powder-keg-equal-justice-vs-social-justice/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:58:22 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=191665 Equal justice under the law is no longer prevalent...

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The Liberals in America, including  Barack Hussein Obama, were hoping to push a social justice agenda when Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman. This was their chance to restart the civil rights protests in the United States. Obama even said that if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon.

Well, as all of the race protectors–Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Eric Holder–rushed to Florida to stir the protest up, one thing they could not overcome was the fact that George Zimmerman was Hispanic. So, using their incestuous connections with the left wing propaganda main stream media, they coined a new term in order to precipitate their willing desire to bring a new racial protest. It was then that George Zimmerman became a WHITE Hispanic. One can imagine their dismay when the new spin didn’t work and Zimmerman was found innocent of the crime. These civil rights “leaders” never thought they would have another chance at social unrest, until….Ferguson.

Now, what to our wondering eyes should appear, a perfect storm, fueled by the hatred of a white man in a predominately black neighborhood, when a white police officer shoots an unarmed black teenager in self defense. Oh, how the civil rights “leaders” can’t contain themselves. The rule of law has been put aside as social justice needs to be the rule of the day.

The circumstances behind why Ferguson happened does not matter. The fact that a white man killed a black youth, now that’s the stuff that social unrest nation-wide is made of. Now is the perfect time to replay the race wars of the 1960’s, when most of the civil rights “leaders” grew up. There will be no “content of character” on display this time in Ferguson, only the “make the police pay” mentality. The very people that America chose to vote into office in 2008 to show that we, as a country, were past racism, have now turned on the American people in an effort to prove that they will get even for past indiscretions. Equal justice under the law is no longer prevalent as the will of the people is fast becoming the law of the land — social justice.

These protests, fueled by outside interests, will become a direct threat to the lives, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness of ALL Americans if allowed to progress. Those involved in the organizing of this violent surge MUST be arrested and tried for domestic terrorism. As our law enforcement officers are continuously told by Eric Holder to exercise restraint, Obama has told the protest organizers to “stay on course”.  If cool heads prevail in this, it will show that there is still an ounce of common sense in America. If they don’t, then it may come down to each and every American being forced to defend themselves.

Stay vigilant, prepare for the worst, but pray for the best.

As always fellow Patriots, stay safe and BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS!

 

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Ferguson Is What It Is http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/ferguson-is-what-it-is/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/ferguson-is-what-it-is/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:53:53 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=192041 Unfortunately, in this upside-down world, no one wins in any part of the aftermath of this incident.

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The nation has long anticipated the St. Louis grand jury decision regarding the fate of Officer Darren Wilson after the controversy that followed him fatally shooting Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, last August.

But even now that it has been decided that Officer Wilson will not face indictment, in this current local and national environment, few if any are left at ease with the fallout now present in the wake of the decision.

Personally, as I listened to St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch’s public statement Monday, it all seemed to fall into place for me as an unfortunate outcome resulting from a police officer simply doing his job. It still appeared to me that the situation was trumped up to be an example of white police violence against black victims.

Then I hung on McCulloch’s account that the likely final shot fired at Brown struck him over 100 feet away from Officer Wilson’s police cruiser, and that the blood evidence from that shot was found over 20 feet further behind Brown.

I thought to myself, “Wait a minute! Isn’t this backwards? Shouldn’t the final shot have been within the window of Wilson’s cruiser, instead of that shot being the first close-range shot to Brown’s hand?”

Then I remembered that the autopsy reports agreed that all of Brown’s wounds were to the front of his body. I also realized that, as a cop, if a confrontational man had already attacked you through your car window, flees, and then turns around to return in your direction, you can’t afford to take any chances.

If you flee the scene, you not only shirk your responsibilities as a police officer; but you also make yourself look terribly guilty. And we should also remember that, in spite of the details of the initial altercation, there was no way for Officer Wilson to absolutely justify in his mind that this very large, angry, and violent young man was not armed.

I then realized that my initial reaction to these details provided for a personally teachable moment.

Just as easily as I had looked at one or two details of this case—and at first thought I had found an anomaly—how much easier would it be to run with these first assumptions if I had already wanted Officer Wilson to be an evil, guilty man of the system?

Unfortunately, in this upside-down world, no one wins in any part of the aftermath of this incident.

A family has lost a son; a police officer has lost his identity, freedom, and safety; the city of Ferguson lies in ruins; and the nation’s race relations are further strained, in spite of the facts of the case.

Although the fallout destruction in Ferguson is not as severe as some had projected and many had feared, with at least 4 burning buildings, 2 burning police cruisers, looting, and multiple shots fired, this predominantly black St. Louis suburb is obviously not Mayberry. The violent protests have also spread to other major U.S. cities.

It’s interesting that St. Louis County Prosecutor McCulloch is a white Democrat, and it would be even more interesting to know his private thoughts about the success of Obama’s and Holder’s intervention in Ferguson for race relations as ever benevolent representatives of the federal government.

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Ministers Preaching In 2014 America Face Similar Threats As Ministers In Soviet-Occupied Poland http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/ministers-preaching-in-2014-america-face-similar-threats-as-ministers-in-soviet-occupied-poland/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/ministers-preaching-in-2014-america-face-similar-threats-as-ministers-in-soviet-occupied-poland/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:37:11 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=191677 One who actively stands against them is the President of the United States...

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I recently had the privilege to join 100 ministers and faith leaders on Gov. Mike Huckabee and David Lane’s Journey Tour, traveling to Poland, Germany, the UK, and California.

During this time, I had the opportunity to speak to ministers and faith leaders about a range of issues related to religion and politics in America. After visiting Arka Pana Church in Poland and hearing Gov. Huckabee’s Q &A with Priest Wladyslaw Palmowski (the underground church’s leader during Soviet occupation), I wondered if American ministers could identify with Palmowski’s experiences.

Huckabee asked Palmowski, “Why did he become involved in resisting Communism? Why did he resist the pressure to be silent?”

Palmowski replied that he was raised by Christian parents who taught him honor, dignity, and values to strengthen his character. “Christians were being sent to Siberia or were killed and many still do not know where their loved ones are buried.” “Weak individuals were broken,” he added, “which is why they signed contracts of cooperation with the secret police.”

On the eve of December 31, 1981, when martial law took effect, people en masse were arrested and interned, many homes were broken into, and factories were surrounded by the Soviet army. Palmowski witnessed the terror of his neighbors and told Huckabee that “it was up to us whether the people would be alone or receive brotherly help.” The church confessional became the center for communal life, where people could come and talk freely. “The nation was afraid,” he said; “but when we were together, our greatest strength was shaped by our Christian love that enabled us to help others.”

Huckabee asked: “Weren’t you afraid risking your life smuggling food for people? Was there ever a time when you felt like giving up?”

Palmowski answered: “I knew if the secret police caught me I would receive no mercy. I spent 200 hours ministering to people in internment camps and the first Solidarity march from the Steelworks factory came to Arka Pana, which is why it was important for the church to emphasize the value of human dignity and overcoming fear.”

He added: “I knew we could be eliminated at any time and no one would know. The Soviets had secret lists of people. The only fear the Communists had was Pope John Paul II. If the Communists tried to kill any priests the Pope would tell the truth to the world.

“I was #4 on their hit list. I would be dead if it were not for the Pope. He was our buffer, protecting us. He was our symbol—reminding us that we are not alone in this world.”

After hearing this, I created and distributed a 10-question survey to 65 pastors. Here are the highlights:

All replied that they spoke about political issues both in and out of their churches, explaining that all issues are moral, and that all levels of civics are rooted in Biblical principles and Mosaic law. They all responded that they encourage their congregants to register to vote; some distribute voter guides, but all preach the gospel within the context of cultural issues. One minister explained that “Believers have a responsibility to seek righteousness on earth” because the Bible provides numerous examples of political engagement.

Fifty percent of those surveyed reported that they, their family, or their congregants have been ostracized by those in their community for expressing their faith in public settings, including town hall meetings.

Twelve percent reported that they, their family members, or congregants have had their personal property vandalized, including stolen and/or desecrated crosses. Someone drove a truck through one church’s front door. Some family members, including wives, have had their tires slashed or car damaged—more than once.

Ten percent reported that members of the public protested on their church’s property, some even protesting inside their church. A handful reported being denied civil rights and/or public services because their local public officials rejected their faith views and deliberately chose to disregard their legal duty to protect and serve.

Ten percent of ministers said they had received death threats to both themselves and their family, in addition to threats to burn their homes. One minister was actively pursued by a man seeking to kill him because he was preaching the gospel in his church. The man vandalized his church, went door to door breaking into neighboring homes of the church, and was eventually shot and killed by the police. The minister is alive and well.

What struck me was not only the fortitude of these men in their convictions, but their joy and zeal to preach the gospel despite any threats they might receive. Regardless of subpoenas by mayors or death threats they received, they remain steadfast in their faith as Palmowski did.

The only difference is that these ministers are living in 2014 America under a constitutional republic, not in Soviet-occupied Poland. They know where they stand, and where those against them stand, which is why they don’t have the protection of their own political leaders.

One who actively stands against them is the President of the United States, who wrote in The Audacity of Hope: “I will stand with the Muslims if the Political Wind shifts in an ugly direction.”

This is why there has been no protection for Christian refugees and those being slaughtered by Muslims worldwide. The President has clearly asserted that “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

Yet, ministers joyfully and powerfully preach the opposite, no matter the cost.

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Jonathan Gruber: Lies And Glue http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/jonathan-gruber-lies-and-glue/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/jonathan-gruber-lies-and-glue/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:27:01 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=192335 Mr. Obama said he was going to transform the country. He is doing so by tearing it apart.

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The recent revelations of statements by a professor from MIT named Jonathan Gruber, about how the Obama White House purposefully deceived the American people concerning the costs associated with Obamacare, are intriguing on a few levels.

Mr. Gruber’s statements about the deceptive intent of the drafters of the Affordable Care Act are, of course, outrageous and insulting on their face.

But it is interesting to note the attitude of Mr. Gruber and the apparent attitude of the audiences he addresses about the lies he and others told to get the bill passed.

There seems to be no amount of guilt or remorse for these deceptions at all.  On the contrary, the entire affect presented in the tone and attitude of Mr. Gruber and those who defend the deceptions reveals a blasé, smug, implicit pretext.

Simply stated, it goes like this:

We are the ruling class, and we will lie to you for your own good.  Further, if you catch us at it, it doesn’t matter at all.

We will have our way.  You will do our will. We will lie to you if it suits us.

The dangerous result of this approach is that truth — and truth telling — are no longer things that we can rely on when we deal with government.

This is most serious and most dangerous.

Why?

Because truth telling, and the reliance on truth telling, is the glue that holds a society together.

Without the “glue” of truth telling, our transactions and interactions with government (and with each other) become extremely burdensome and eventually impossible.

Frederic Bastiat, in his famous work “The Law”, wrote that “No society can exist unless the laws are respected to a certain degree.”  The way to make laws respected, Bastiat said, “is to make them respectable.”

But “when law and morality contradict each other, the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his moral sense or losing his respect for the law.”

When those in authority show their contempt for truth-telling, as Jonathan Gruber and his boss at the White House have done, then the “glue” – the respect for lawful authority – cannot long survive.

If we can’t rely on those in authority to tell us the truth, then we will very soon lose faith in their leadership. When we lose faith in their leadership, we will stop following their dictates. To keep us following their orders, they must then resort to despotic, tyrannical force.

That’s why truth-telling is so important. That is why these revelations are so damning.

Mr. Obama said he was going to transform the country.  He is doing so by tearing it apart.

 

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Is Kerry Letting Iran Off Scot-Free Again? http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/is-kerry-letting-iran-off-scot-free-again/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/is-kerry-letting-iran-off-scot-free-again/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:16:57 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=192318

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced from Vienna on Monday that the yearlong Iran Nuclear Talks will be extended by seven months after efforts to reach an enduring accord fell short.  There has been little progress over the past few days leading up to Monday’s deadline to reach a final nuclear deal that will cap some of Iran’s nuclear work in exchange for lifting economic sanctions.  Iran’s economy has been crippled by sanctions from six world powers that have cut its daily exports by 60% and frozen the ability of its banks to conduct international transactions.

The six countries, Germany, France, Russia, China, the United Kingdom, and the United States, have been in negotiations with Iran to finalize a preliminary deal to curb its nuclear program.  However, Iran claims that it is seeking atomic energy, not nuclear weapons.  Kerry called for patience, saying the added few months is the safe path forward.

We would be fools to walk away from a situation where the breakout times have been expanded.

Opponents of the extension argue that Iran has the ability to stage a breakout, or the production of one bomb’s worth of fuel.

Iran will receive $700 million per month in frozen assets through the end of June.

Jeremy Bash, former Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Defense and the C.I.A. under Leon Panetta, said that Iran will be able to amass additional know-how and new technology in developing nuclear weapons during the seven month extension.  Speaking on CNBC’s Squawk Box, the former Obama official said:

So they’re continuing to basically reap the benefits of being in this negotiation.  All the while, they are not making additional concessions.  So I think it’s a pretty dangerous game that shows you that Iran, frankly, wasn’t ready to make a deal.

(h/t: Washington Free Beacon)

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Please Join Me On The Next Fallen Soldiers 32 Mile Honor March http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/please-join-me-on-the-next-fallen-soldiers-32-mile-honor-march/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/please-join-me-on-the-next-fallen-soldiers-32-mile-honor-march/#respond Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:59:39 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=192309 Remember, freedom isn't free.

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The Fallen Solders March‘s roots originate from the humble actions of a returning member of the 269th Military Police Company, Tennessee Army National Guard whose deployment lasted 20 months in Iraq for operations Iraqi Freedom. Master Sergeant Jim Williams has survived a Humvee explosion.  In 2005, after recovering from his physical injuries, he sought out to confront the emotional trauma resulting from his service in Iraq by initiating the “Nine Mile March” in August of 2005, and to draw attention to the families that grieve the loss of a husband or wife who paid the ultimate sacrifice defending the interests and principle of the United States of America that all men and women should live freely. The Nine Mile March incorporated a nine mile course beginning at the National Guard Armory in Lebanon, TN, to the opening day of the Wilson County Fair, reported to be one of the largest county fairs in the country, with attendance exceeding over half a million people some years.

Up until 2009, the Nine Mile March had been loosely attended; in fact, Williams professed (tongue-in-cheek), “people thought I was hitchhiking”.  On Veterans Day 2009, a promise was fulfilled after a challenge had been met. Master Sergeant Williams issued a challenge: if at least 100 soldiers showed up for the Annual Nine Mile Fallen Soldiers March™ in Lebanon, TN, he would march from the square in downtown Lebanon, TN, along the Cherokee Nation Trail of Tears down Highway 70 to Legislative Plaza in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, to honor our United States Military Veterans.  The Fallen Solders March “Thirty Mile March” was born!  I asked Master Sergeant Williams if I could join him on the March.

I had been raised to love, respect, and value our military men and women and the sacrifices made by the Founding Fathers of our great country. I was not prepared for the range of emotions God had providentially assigned to me that day.

Throughout the day, the radio coverage encouraged people to stop and make donations to the families of Fallen Soldiers.

Many people pulled over to the side of the road with handwritten notes chronicling stories of fallen family members along with charitable contributions. We were greeted by an entire elementary school along the route, receiving high fives from the children leaning over a cyclone fence defining a border between the school and the road!  Horns honked nearly the entire day as drivers passed by us displaying the American Flag in all of its glorious colors.  The most touching event of the day involved a limo driver who held up traffic alongside a side street in downtown Nashville. He stepped outside of his running vehicle and stood tall with his hand over his heart as we marched by him, ignoring the traffic backing up behind his vehicle as music fans ventured out to attend the Country Music Awards Ceremony.

During the entire day, I fought back tears as I began to realize the resolve and tenacity our soldiers exemplified when ordered to march all night long through a rigorous jungle, desert, and mountainous terrains–arriving at their destination not to replenish their energy with food and sleep, but to fight an enemy that was determined to terminate their existence. These men and women carried not only weapons and artillery; often, they were burdened with 70+ pound packs.  It was humbling to recognize that at the age of 47, and in exceptional shape, I could barely stand up on the top of the stairs at Legislative Plaza by the end of our journey because of the intense muscle cramping that seized my legs–and nearly caused me to fall backwards down the steps. It took me several days to fully recover.

That day was a deeply convicting spiritual experience for me. However, despite all the airplay we received over the radio and the attention we had received along our march down highway 70, I was deeply troubled by the realization that the optimism and anticipation Master Sergeant Williams was looking forward to experiencing all day when we marched up Second Avenue towards our destination was not going to be fulfilled.  Prior to crossing Broadway from the east end of Second Avenue to the west end Tourist District, Master Sergeant Williams and I had observed a helicopter following us; and we were extremely excited about the prospects of people being lined up on both sides of Second Avenue, supporting our cause and making contributions to the Fallen Soldier’s families.  I cautiously kept my reservations to myself. Unfortunately, my intuition was correct. There was no fanfare, nor cheers. There was no support along the entire march up Second Avenue; the silence was deafening. Master Sergeant Williams remained optimistic, hoping that there would be a crowd at Legislative Plaza to greet us. My heart grieved for Master Sergeant Williams as we both realized that the only person to greet us was his father, a retired Veteran of the United States Air Force. Despite the brief joy Master Sergeant Williams expressed towards his father for greeting us, his countenance was crushed.

During the drive back home, the reception our military men and women of Vietnam had received when returning home to the United States haunted me and continued to grieve my soul. I made a personal commitment that evening; the reception Master Sergeant Williams received at the end of a very long day would not happen next year. I committed that we would reverse the route in 2010, beginning in downtown Nashville and ending in our hometown of Lebanon, Tennessee, banking on a warmer reception in small town America. Unfortunately, Master Sergeant Williams never did participate again in the “Thirty Mile March”. However, over the course of six years, the march eventually attracted the support of hundreds of patriotic supporters.

Businessman Tom Needham sent out a “scout” five years ago, after reading in a local paper that the Fallen Soldiers March would pass by his business in Mt. Juliet, TN. We have been greeted with “patriotic acts of kindness & support” in numerous ways every year in honor of military sacrifices.  Tom and his father both served.  Tom’s father served as a member of Carlson’s Raiders. He always provides each march participant with a buckeye form his father’s beloved “Buckeye Tree” in memoriam of his father.  Marchers this year (the march date was November 11, 2014) included: US Army Desert Storm Signal Corp Veteran Dwayne Wright, U S Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Operation Iraqi Freedom; Hurricane Katrina & Hurricane Gustavo Veteran Michael Jones; Lebanon Fire Department Engineer Joe Huddleston; Lebanon Firefighter Brad Forrest; Lebanon Fire Department Lieutenant & Fallen Soldiers March Director Chip Vanatta; and yours truly.

Special appreciation for our “little patriot” Cooper, leading by example for the second year in a row, undeterred by a recalcitrant School System Board’s refusal to acknowledge our Veterans’ disdain for not declaring Veteran’s Day a formal holiday.

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Jim Retzke is President of the Fallen Soldiers March. 

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Faith-Based Voters And The 2014 Midterm Elections: Is The GOP The Religion Party? http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/faith-based-voters-and-the-2014-midterm-elections-is-the-gop-the-religion-party/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/faith-based-voters-and-the-2014-midterm-elections-is-the-gop-the-religion-party/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:28:38 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=192301 Three weeks ago, Americans voted for change; and the results have given the Republican Party a Congressional majority.

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National exit polling from Congressional races tells us some interesting things about the role of religious values in the 2014 midterm elections. It also sends a signal to the Republican Party about its supporters now and in the future.

The most obvious piece of information about religious voters is that a majority of them voted for Republican candidates a few weeks ago. Of voters who identified themselves as Protestants, 61 percent voted Republican and 37 percent Democrat. Catholics voted 54 percent Republican, 45 percent Democrat. Conversely, those who identified their religion as “None” voted 69 percent Democrat and 29 percent Republican.

The correlation between religious faith and voting Republican was even more pronounced among certain subgroups. White Protestants voted 72 percent Republican and 26 percent Democrat; white Catholics voted 60 percent Republican and 38 percent Democrat. White voters who identified themselves as evangelical/born-again Christians made up 26 percent of the electorate and voted 78 percent Republican, 20 percent Democrat. It should be noted that voter turnout was abysmal, about 36 percent. This is the lowest turnout since World War II.

The more often the voter attends church, the more likely the voter is to vote Republican. Voters who attend church weekly broke Republican 58 percent to 40 percent; those who attend occasionally leaned 52 percent to 46 percent Republican. Protestants who attend religious services weekly voted Republican 67 percent and Democrat 31 percent. Catholics who celebrate Mass weekly voted Republican 55 percent and Democrat 43 percent. On the other hand, those who never attend church services voted Democrat by a 62 percent to 36 percent margin. The Democratic Party is the home of those with a secular worldview.

The exit polling asked questions on two moral issues: same-sex marriage and abortion. In response to the question, “Should your state recognize same-sex marriage?” 48 percent of voters said yes and 48 percent said no. Among the yes votes, 67 percent were Democrats and 31 percent were Republicans. The no votes strongly tilted Republican, 72 percent to 27 percent. The exit polling confirmed that Democrat voters are at least twice as likely to have a positive opinion on same-sex marriage.

On abortion, exit polls showed that 52 percent of voters thought abortion should be legal. Of these voters, 65 percent were Democrat and 33 percent Republican. Of those voters who said abortion should be illegal, 73 percent were Republicans and 25 percent were Democrats. These results conform to the stated platform positions of the two major parties.

Among this data, given the clear teachings of the Catholic Church against homosexual conduct and abortion, one wonders why the split in the overall Catholic vote only favors Republicans by nine points, 54 percent to 45 percent. One reason is that 2014 voters identified the economy as the most important issue, and that same-sex marriage and abortion played only minor roles in the campaigns. The candidate who tried to make abortion rights a centerpiece of his campaign, Democrat Mark Udall, lost in the Colorado senate campaign to pro-life candidate Cory Gardner. Gardner blunted the “war on women” attack not by speaking out against abortion, but by calling for contraceptives to be available over-the-counter. Gardner’s approach typified an election cycle where Republicans spoke very cautiously about moral issues.

A number of atheists sought political office in 2014; all were Democrats. Daniel Moran lost a race for the Texas House of Representatives, James Woods lost a Congressional race in Arizona, and atheist Juan Mendez won reelection to the Arizona legislature.

In the state of Washington, state senate candidate Mark Miloscia ran as a pro-life Republican after serving as a Democrat state representative for 14 years. Miloscia, a Catholic, was attacked in a Democrat political ad that depicted him wearing a papal mitre, praying the rosary, and taking orders from the Vatican. He won his race by 13 points.

The Democratic Party continues to advocate abortion, same-sex marriage, and secularism. It continues to be the political home of Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and the Freedom from Religion Foundation. As a result, it continues to push religiously faithful voters to the GOP. Two questions face religious voters going forward:

First, will the GOP maintain social as well as fiscal conservatism so as to give religious voters a lasting home? Substantial numbers of Republicans polled in 2014 favored abortion and same-sex marriage, and the eastern establishment of the party deliberately downplays moral issues. Second, can a Republican Party platform reflecting the traditional views of Christian conservatives attract enough young and independent voters to win elections with a higher turnout than the 2014 mid-term?

 

Brad Tupi is an attorney in Pittsburgh, Pa. He has spoken at Grove City College’s 2008 and 2014 Vision and Values Conference on the subject of Religious Freedom and the First Amendment, and has published in the Grove City Journal of Law and Public Policy.

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Is Putin Blinking Or Preparing For War? http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/is-putin-blinking-or-preparing-for-war/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/is-putin-blinking-or-preparing-for-war/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:08:21 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=192284 Russia will not back down, sanctions and the West be damned.

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Today, it was reported that fighting eased between pro-Russian forces and the Ukrainian military in East Ukraine. Shelling from Novorossiya was said to quiet almost completely.  Bloomberg also reported that Russian troops were observed repositioning themselves along the Russian border.

In addition, Moscow announced that an eighth convoy of humanitarian supplies would leave Russia for Ukraine shortly. So fighting is quiet along the eastern front.

This begs the question: is Russian President Putin blinking in the face of Western sanctions as has been suggested by some in the Western media? Or is he simply preparing for further conflict (or even all-out war.)

I vote for the latter. As I have said before, there is no way Putin can stop now. He would be seen as weak and eventually deposed.

He is all-in in Ukraine. The current lull in the fighting must be serving some type of tactical or strategic purpose. My guess is that the pro-Russian forces are preparing for a new offensive to pressure Kiev and take more territory for Novorossiya.

The Moscow Times in it’s opinion page today stated:

 Putin may have decided that full implementation of September’s Minsk agreements, leading to a stable cease-fire and a gradual restoration of full Ukrainian sovereignty, would ultimately diminish Russia’s leverage over Kiev’s foreign and security policies. This explains the latest military surge and sham elections in the Donbass. Now the task is to force Kiev to negotiate a new framework for the Ukrainian state directly with Russian proxies.

The immediate goal of a new offensive may be to take the airport at Donetsk. There have been multiple rebel offensives on this target recently. Obviously, the airport is a key objective.

Further strategic objectives could be to bring down the government in Kiev and replace it with a more Russian-friendly force. Tension between President Poroshenko and his Prime Minister has been in the news recently.  The Kremlin most likely sees this as an opening to exploit.

In any case, expect fighting to break out again shortly in Eastern Ukraine. Russia will not back down, sanctions and the West be damned.

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Ted Nugent Shares The Lessons He Thinks America Should Learn From The Ferguson Riots http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/ted-nugent-shares-the-lessons-he-thinks-america-should-learn-from-the-ferguson-riots/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/ted-nugent-shares-the-lessons-he-thinks-america-should-learn-from-the-ferguson-riots/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:10:55 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=192244 Warning: Graphic Language

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As the community of Ferguson, Mo., devolves into a den of violence and destruction following Monday night’s announcement that charges will not be filed against police officer Darren Wilson, rock legend and outspoken conservative Ted Nugent shared his thoughts on the matter in a Facebook post.

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Violence and rioting spiked Monday evening, fueled by protesters upset about the death of robbery suspect Mike Brown this summer. Such a vicious response, Nugent contended, is far from appropriate considering the ostensible motivation of the demonstrations.

In order to prevent similar scenarios from playing out elsewhere in the nation, he offered a few key lessons to take away from the Ferguson ordeal.

“Don’t let your kids growup [sic] to be thugs who think they can steal, assault & attack cops as a way of life & badge of black (dis)honor,” he wrote. “Don’t preach your racist bulls—t ‘no justice no peace’ as blabbered by Obama’s racist Czar All Not So Sharpton & their black klansmen.”

A particularly important point, he stressed, involves the proper manner in which citizens should interact with authority figures.

“When a cop tells you to get out of the middle of the street,” he wrote, “obey him & don’t attack him as brainwashed by the gangsta a—holes you hang with & look up to. It’s that simple unless you have no brains, no soul, no sense of decency whatsoever.”

Nugent concluded by questioning the sincerity of those protesters who claim they are led by a dedication to protecting black Americans.

“And don’t claim that ‘black lives matter’ when you ignore the millions you abort & slaughter each & every day by other blacks,” he continued. “Those of us with a soul do indeed believe black lives matter, as all lives matter. So quit killin [sic] each other you f—kin idiots.”

Nugent’s fiery tirade unsurprisingly ruffled a few feathers, including some readers who characterized his position as bigoted and racist. On the other hand, even some readers who disagree with his overall political position conceded that, in this case, he highlighted some painful truths.

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As of this writing, Nugent’s post has been shared more than 130,000 times and amassed over 410,000 ‘likes.’

 
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Shock Video: Democrat Lawmaker Repeatedly Declares ‘Race War’ In Wake Of No Wilson Indictment http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/shock-video-democrat-lawmaker-repeatedly-declares-race-war-in-wake-of-no-wilson-indictment/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/shock-video-democrat-lawmaker-repeatedly-declares-race-war-in-wake-of-no-wilson-indictment/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:44:20 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=192052

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As law enforcement officials, other politicians, civil rights leaders, even President Obama were appealing for peaceful protests in the wake of the Ferguson grand jury decision, a Missouri lawmaker who has been prominent in the protest movement was declaring “war.”

Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat firebrand who represents Ferguson in the state legislature, went on national TV Monday night with inflammatory, incendiary remarks that included the words “race war” a number of times.

Chappelle-Nadal stirred it up in Missouri in the wake of the Brown shooting by attacking the governor, also a Democrat. The senator lit up twitter when she lashed out, “You don’t know s**t bc (because) you never communicate. F**K you governor.”

That profane tweet was followed up with, “F**K you, governor, I am calling your bulls**t.”

But Chappelle-Nadal’s tweets were nothing compared with what she said during an MSNBC interview following the announcement that the grand jury would not indict officer Darren Wilson.

This Missouri state senator told a national TV audience, “This is our race war.”

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Obama Versus Washington On Thanksgiving http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/obama-versus-washington-on-thanksgiving/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/obama-versus-washington-on-thanksgiving/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:47:32 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=191745 If Obama is looking for a Thanksgiving address this Thursday to model, then I recommend he look no further than President George Washington...

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Last week, when “Fox & Friends” highlighted my most recent column, titled “Neutering Religious Holidays,” liberals came out of the woodwork to try to defend President Barack Obama’s record. So I decided to do a little research and see just how spiritual his past Thanksgiving addresses have been and compare them with the thoughts of our founding president, George Washington.

In 2013, Obama’s Thanksgiving address didn’t give a single mention of the Pilgrims, their Christian devotion, or thanks to God. He did, however, share his gratitude for the Native Americans and their “generosity during that first Thanksgiving.” He gave a litany of “we give thanks” lines, but none of them included faith.

In 2012, Obama didn’t make a single reference to the Pilgrims, their faith, their God, or his God, either. Instead, he explained that Thanksgiving is a nonspiritual day for his family and most Americans: “For us, like so many of you, this is a day full of family and friends, food and football. It’s a day to fight the overwhelming urge to take a nap — at least until after dinner. But most of all, it’s a time to give thanks, for each other and for the incredible bounty we enjoy.”

He made a single generic reference to our religious choice, but in a twisted progressive reinterpretation of Thanksgiving’s purpose: “Today we give thanks for blessings that are all too rare in this world — the ability to spend time with the ones we love, to say what we want, to worship as we please, to know that there are brave men and women defending our freedom around the globe, and to look our children in the eye and to tell them that here in America, no dream is too big if they’re willing to work for it.”

Obama declared that “Thanksgiving is a chance to put it all in perspective,” but that refocus didn’t include God or faith. Rather, it was just “to remember that, despite our differences, we are — and always will be — Americans first and foremost.”

Going back to 2011, I finally found a reference to the “first Thanksgiving” in Obama’s Thanksgiving address, but it was not exactly our traditional religious picture of the Pilgrims. In fact, it had nothing to do with the Pilgrims giving thanks to their Christian God for their survival and harvest. Rather, he said, “The very first Thanksgiving was a celebration of community during a time of great hardship.” He said the Pilgrims “had faith that tomorrow would be better than today,” but there was no mention of their faith in God. (Sounds as if Obama’s indoctrination as a community coordinator was successful under the tutelage of Bill Ayers and Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.”)

In 2010, in a 700-word Thanksgiving address, the president didn’t give a single reference to any aspect of Thanksgiving’s religious history, its religious purpose, or gratitude in God, either, save the tip of his hat to “the God-given bounty of America.” Yet he didn’t forget to include the same old progressive drivel for Americans to consider our country’s journey “since that first Thanksgiving.”

In 2009, Obama started his reign with a Thanksgiving address that excluded any reference to a Pilgrim or Thanksgiving’s real history and any gratitude to God, though he did conclude with the words “God bless you.”

For five years, the president has flunked Thanksgiving Day remembrance and proclamation. Will he do so again in 2014?

Friends, what am I missing? If it were up to President Obama and his liberal minions across this land, Thanksgiving would turn into nothing more than a day of gratitude for things like his Affordable Care Act. We can’t allow that to happen.

We must continue to explain to our children and our children’s children about the religiously steeped history of Thanksgiving. We must tell them about the devoted Christian faith of the Pilgrims and how they crossed the Atlantic clutching their Geneva Bibles. They trusted in God and Jesus despite facing horrendous hardships and loss of life. They learned to “give thanks in everything” (1 Thessalonians 5:18), and the Almighty rewarded their perseverance and faith.

And along with all that believing history, we must remind our posterity what I said last week: Let us never forget there was once a time in the U.S. when people and even presidents weren’t afraid to stand for traditional values and encourage others to do the same.

If Obama is looking for a Thanksgiving address this Thursday to model, then I recommend he look no further than Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. I dare him to cite them even in part.

In fact, I’d call on all Americans to read one or both of their speeches in their entirety before they bow their heads in thanks for the Thanksgiving meal. You can easily find them through an Internet search.

Washington was the first president to issue a Thanksgiving Day proclamation, and his action wasn’t alone. In 1789, the first year of his presidency, Congress passed a resolution that asked Washington to “recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging, with grateful hearts, the many signal favors of Almighty God.”

So on Oct. 3, 1789, President Washington gave a 450-word religious proclamation which contains, from beginning to end, nothing but a list of blessings for which the nation should be thankful to exclusively God.

Among those bountiful blessings is this partial list from Washington:

“Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor … now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be — That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks … and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions.”

 

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“Beggar-thy-neighbor” is a term coined by Adam Smith long ago.  It describes efforts by countries to use protectionist trade and other economic policies to solve their internal economic problems. In short, it means we’ll cheat the other guy and pass the savings on to you.

This type of strategy can manifest itself in many ways. Governments can levy import duties, use adversarial regulatory tactics to protect their own industry, or the good-ole favorite, a competitive currency devaluation to make their exports cheaper.

The problem with currency devaluation is that your neighbor can play that game also. In the early part of the twentieth century, competitive currency devaluations were a large part of the cause of the horrific violence the world saw during the two world wars.

After World War II, the Bretton-Woods agreement attempted to prevent countries from using a devaluation to solve their internal problems. This worked for a while. However, with President Nixon taking the United States off the gold standard in the early 1970’s, the global economic consensus that followed the second world war has been largely eroded.

Today competitive currency devaluations are common, even encouraged and cheered. Governments now have no problem manipulating markets to their advantage, no matter the effect on their neighbors. The United States has been the largest player in this strategy.

In an effort to keep borrowing money and keep interest rates low, so the federal government can service the debt, the Fed has actively intervened in the bond market, printing upwards of five trillion dollars. This is a different form of a currency devaluation. By printing all this money, the Fed has attempted to make the USD worth less, in order to stimulate growth in exports as well.

Japan is the king of quantitative easing, or printing barrels full of money. Japan has printed so much money that now as the government prints even more, it’s like pushing on an economic string.

All of the bang for the buck is gone. Just ask the average person in Japan how Abenomics is working.

China is playing this game in different forms as well, and now the European Central Bank wants to get into the act in a grander fashion.

The problem is that no country has ever devalued its way to prosperity. On the contrary, all of this market manipulation at the expense of other nations will not end well. This is the way wars get started because at the end of the day, economic manipulation runs out of bullets; and the only thing a country has left are real ones.

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Hagel Didn’t Start The Fire http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/hagel-didnt-start-the-fire/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/hagel-didnt-start-the-fire/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:36:41 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=192120 Who made these decisions that created the debacle? Was it those "isolationists" again?

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, a Vietnam war veteran and the lone Republican on Obama’s national security team, has been fired.

And John McCain’s assessment is dead on.

Hagel, he said, “was never really brought into that real tight circle inside the White House that makes all the decisions which has put us into the incredible debacle that we’re in today throughout the world.”

Undeniably, U.S. foreign policy is in a shambles. But what were the “decisions” that produced the “incredible debacle”?

Who made them? Who supported them?

The first would be George W. Bush’s decision to invade Iraq, a war for which Sens. John McCain, Joe Biden, John Kerry, and Hillary Clinton all voted. At least Sen. Hagel admitted he made a mistake on that vote.

With our invasion, we dethroned Saddam and destroyed his Sunni Baathist regime. And today, the Islamic State, a barbaric offshoot of al-Qaida, controls Mosul, Anbar, and the Sunni third of Iraq.

Kurdistan is breaking away. And a Shia government in Baghdad, closely tied to Tehran and backed by murderous anti-American Shia militias, controls the rest. Terrorism is a daily occurrence.

Such is the condition of the nation which we were promised would become a model of democracy for the Middle East after a “cake-walk war.” The war lasted eight years for us, and now we are going back — to prevent a catastrophe.

A second decision came in 2011, when a rebellion arose against Bashar Assad in Syria, and we supported and aided the uprising. Assad must go, said Obama. McCain and the neocons agreed.

Now ISIS and al-Qaida are dominant from Aleppo to the Iraqi border with Assad barely holding the rest, while the rebels we urged to rise and overthrow the regime are routed or in retreat.

Had Assad fallen, had we bombed his army last year, as Obama, Kerry, and McCain wanted to do, and brought down his regime, ISIS and al-Qaida might be in Damascus today. And America might be facing a decision either to invade or tolerate a terrorist regime in the heart of the Middle East.

Lest we forget, Vladimir Putin pulled our chestnuts out of the fire a year ago, with a brokered deal to rid Syria of chemical weapons.

The Turks, Saudis, and Gulf Arabs who aided ISIS’ rise are having second thoughts, but sending no Saudi or Turkish troops to dislodge it.

So the clamor arises anew for U.S. “boots on the ground” to reunite the nations that the wars and revolutions we supported tore apart.

A third decision was the U.S.-NATO war on Col. Gadhafi’s Libya.

After deceiving the Russians by assuring them we wanted Security Council support for the use of air power simply to prevent a massacre in Benghazi, we bombed for half a year, and brought down Gadhafi.

Now we have on the south shore of the Mediterranean a huge failed state and strategic base camp for Islamists and terrorists who are spreading their poison into sub-Sahara Africa.

The great triumphs of Reagan and Bush 41 were converting Russia into a partner, and presiding over the liberation of Eastern Europe and the dissolution of the old Soviet Union into 15 independent nations.

Unfulfilled by such a victory for peace and freedom, unwilling to go home when our war, the Cold War, was over, Bush 43 decided to bring the entire Warsaw Pact, three Baltic states, and Moldova, Ukraine, and Georgia into NATO. For this project, Bush had the enthusiastic support of McCain, the neocons, and the liberal interventionists.

Since 1991, we sought to cut the Russians out of the oil and gas of the Caspian basin with a pipeline through the Caucasus to Turkey, bombed Serbia to tear off its cradle province of Kosovo, and engineered color-coded revolutions in Belgrade, Tbilisi, and other capitals to pull these new nations out of Russia’s sphere of influence.

Victoria Nuland of State and McCain popped up in Maidan Square in Kiev, backing demonstrations to bring down the democratically elected (if, admittedly, incompetent) regime in Ukraine.

The U.S.-backed coup succeeded. President Viktor Yanukovych fled, a pro-Western regime was installed, and a pro-Western president elected.

Having taken all this from his partner, Putin retrieved the Crimea and Russia’s Black Sea naval base at Sebastopol. When pro-Russia Ukrainians rose against the beneficiaries of the coup in Kiev, he backed his team, as we backed ours.

Now, we are imposing sanctions, driving Russia further from the West and into a realliance with Beijing, with which Putin has completed two long-term deals for oil and gas running over $700 billion dollars.

As the U.S. and NATO send planes, ships, and troops to show our seriousness in the Baltic and Ukraine, Russian planes and ships test Western defenses from Finland to Sweden to Portugal to Alaska and the coast of the continental United States.

Who made these decisions that created the debacle?

Was it those isolationists again?

 

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Atlanta Fire Chief Punished For Expressing Christian Beliefs On Sex & Marriage http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/atlanta-fire-chief-suspended-for-expressing-christian-beliefs-on-sex-marriage/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/atlanta-fire-chief-suspended-for-expressing-christian-beliefs-on-sex-marriage/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:30:01 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=192074 Atlanta's Mayor Kasim Reed took the action against the city's black fire chief...

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Kelvin Cochran is the Fire Chief in Atlanta. He’s also a former member of the Obama administration. Plus, Cochran is an evangelical Christian who’s not afraid to express his religious beliefs. And for that, Cochran is now being punished.

Via redstate.com, we learn that Cochran has been suspended for one month, without pay, for writing a book in which he maintains his fervent support for traditional Christian beliefs on sex and marriage.

…the gay mafia is loudly complaining that Chief Cochran, by writing this book, will suddenly now not put out the fires of gay homes, or something like that.

Specifically, the accusation is that by being honest about his orthodox Christian views on sex and marriage, Chief Cochran is undermining the public trust in him.

You’d think the government would appreciate Kelvin Cochran being a role model to young black men in Atlanta, but they are instead much more focused on not offending the gay rights community.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed took the action against the city’s black fire chief when the mayor’s office reportedly began to receive complaints about the book Cochran authored called “Who Told You That You Were Naked?”

And suspending the top fire department official without pay is apparently not enough for Mayor Reed, as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:

In addition to suspending Cochran, Reed’s office has now opened an investigation to determine whether the chief’s actions violated the city policies or discriminated against employees.

Cochran has been ordered to undergo sensitivity training and has been barred from distributing copies of the book on city property after a number of firefighters said they received them in the workplace.

Cochran’s controversial book is being sold on Amazon.com, where you can find this description of “Who Told You That You Were Naked?”:

From God’s perspective nakedness meant so much more.

It meant condemnation and deprivation to his most precious creation-mankind.

Though He reconciled Adam’s condition by clothing him in coats of lambs’ skin, Adam never got over what he had done.

Condemnation has dominated ever since. Now we have a more permanent solution. We have been clothed with Christ!

The sections of the book that supposedly touched off the complaints from Atlanta’s gay community and the condemnation from Atlanta’s mayor maintain that homosexuality and having multiple sexual partners is “vile,” “vulgar”, and “inappropriate”.

Members of the city’s fire department also reportedly filed complaints after being given copies of the book while on duty.

Chief Cochran self-published the book that he said was based on a collection of teachings shared with a men’s Bible study group.

 

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Dodd-Frank: A Bad Law And A Big Mess http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/dodd-frank-a-bad-law-and-a-big-mess/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/dodd-frank-a-bad-law-and-a-big-mess/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:17:32 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=192085 "It's not unconstitutional or otherwise illegal for Congress to pass a bad law. And this is what Dodd-Frank is."

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During the 2012 campaign, President Obama often resorted to his favorite substitute for thinking: ridicule. Before enthusiastic audiences (who were assured his reelection would spell a thriving economy and a revived middle class), the president would mock Republicans by suggesting that “they have the same prescription they’ve had for the past 30 years. … Take two tax cuts, roll back some regulations, and call us in the morning.”

Obama’s prescription, which we are now in a position to evaluate for effectiveness, was the most massive increase in regulation of modern times. There is no industry or economic sector that the Democratic Party does not believe would benefit from badgering interference from Washington. Adding insult, every new regulation is trussed up and presented as “being on the side of the middle class.”

Sometimes, as in the case of Obamacare, that required lying to voters about what the law contained. In the case of Dodd-Frank, it required insulating regulators from democratic accountability. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a creature of Dodd-Frank, is not even funded by our elected representatives, but instead gets financed directly from the Federal Reserve. Translation: If the “middle class” ever decides that Congress should relieve it of the CFPB’s ministrations, they will be unable to exert any influence. Like HAL in the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the CFPB has a life of its own.

It’s odd that Democrats are so rarely challenged on their claim to speak for the broad middle class, because the story of Democratic policy over the course of the past century has been to withdraw more and more power from ordinary people and place it in the hands of the unelected. They’ve succeeded very well with the judiciary and with federal agencies. Dodd-Frank, however, marks a new milestone. Not only does it empower new regulators to police an already heavily regulated industry, but it insulates the bureaucrats from congressional oversight. A number of states have sued, calling the law unconstitutional.

As for how the middle class is faring, The Wall Street Journal provides some useful statistics. The bottom 60 percent of American income earners were worse off in 2011 than in 2007. Two years after the official end of the recession, middle-class Americans got more government checks than they had in the previous decade (transfer payments were up 25.9 percent over 2007), but after-tax income fell by 1.9 percent.

There are other ways to examine the record: Poverty has hit a 50-year high. The wealthiest 10 percent saw incomes rise during the Obama years, while everyone else’s incomes declined or remained stagnant. With interest rates effectively at zero, capital searched for higher returns and found them in the stock market. Income inequality, that great bugbear of the Democratic left, has increased, not decreased, under Obama’s policies.

Dodd-Frank is the poor stepchild of Obama-era enactments, receiving far less attention than Obamacare, but its contribution to the stagnant economy deserves more recognition. The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was 31 pages long. Dodd-Frank weighs in at 2,300 pages, not counting 13,789 pages of regulations as of 2013. Here is how a defender of the law described it: “Sure, Dodd-Frank is a mess; sure, the statute is unwieldy and inefficient; sure, the statute takes power away from citizens and states and transfers it to the federal government. However, it’s not unconstitutional or otherwise illegal for Congress to pass a bad law. And this is what Dodd-Frank is.” Remind me never to ask Jonathan Macey, of Yale Law School, for a testimonial.

While big Wall Street houses can tolerate the added burdens of Dodd-Frank without breaking a sweat, smaller banks, like the ones that routinely issue personal and business loans, are being squeezed. A study by the Mercatus Center found that 83 percent of small banks reported that their compliance costs had increased by more than 5 percent. Most planned to hire more compliance staff and cut back on mortgages, home equity lines of credit, and other services in order to cover those costs. Employment at small and medium-sized banks has been slow or negative, while large banks have seen robust growth.

Obama mocked concerns about regulation, but his embrace of it has successfully put sticks into the spokes of the economic wheel. The price, Democratic talking points notwithstanding, is being paid by the poor and the middle class.

 

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Congratulations Liberals! Ferguson Is Your Crowning Achievement http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/congratulations-liberals-ferguson-is-your-crowning-achievement/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/congratulations-liberals-ferguson-is-your-crowning-achievement/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:08:13 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=192062 Are you happy now?

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What happened last night in Ferguson, MO, was progressivism’s crowning achievement. Decades of building up a dependent minority underclass, the removal of fathers from the family as well as the destruction of historical family roles, the dumbing down of our education system, and the degradation of religion in our society created this spectacle.

Liberals want anything goes; well, with the events in Ferguson, they finally got what they have been dreaming of. I just have one question for them: Are you happy now?

America is sick. If there was any uncertainty of this fact, last night’s events removed any doubt. Here, you had an instance where a young black man committed a crime and then tried to physically attack a police officer who was trying to enforce the law.

The evidence presented by the attorney general was overwhelmingly in the police officer’s favor.  However, instead of looking at the corruption and moral decay of their own communities, black leaders blame others.  They incite violence amongst the masses.

Even the President of our United States can’t take it upon himself to say the truth in public, that Michael Brown was a criminal, broke the law, and tried out his own brand of lawless violence on a police officer, who then acted in self-defense.

But as one protester so famously said, “We don’t give a f*&k about your laws!” And therein lies the problem. Liberals have created an illiterate underclass that thinks burning their own communities is a way to get back at the man.

The man the black communities should be blaming is the white, liberal, elitist who destroyed their communities with his blame America first attitude, cradle to grave welfare agenda, and the hijacking of American public education with his labor-union friendly education policy. For liberals, it was never about the kids in inner-city schools.  It was about corruption, about skimming as much off the American taxpayer as possible.

Yes, I believe Barack Obama has the same agenda. He lives it, breathes it, and enforces it.

Yet, liberals complain about his incompetence, his ineffectiveness, and the endless parade of scandal after scandal. But Obama is their protege.

He is the product of their policies. He is what they have created in their image. This is as good as it gets.

So as we watch Ferguson burn, expect the endless parade of progressive talking heads blaming others. Expect most of the leadership of the black community to refuse to look in the mirror. Expect more MSNBC commentators to get enraged if anyone suggests the truth.

Congratulations liberals!  Enjoy your crowning achievement and the fruits of your labors in Ferguson!

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This Day In History – A Voice For Freedom And Salvation http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/this-day-in-history-a-voice-for-freedom-and-salvation/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/this-day-in-history-a-voice-for-freedom-and-salvation/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:42:16 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=192079 "Children, I talk to God and God talks to me."

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Born a slave in New York in 1797, she spoke only Dutch until sold around the age of 9, together with a flock of sheep, for $100.

Suffering hardships, her third master made her marry an older slave with whom she had five children.

In 1827, she escaped to Canada. After New York abolished slavery, she returned as a domestic servant and helped with Elijah Pierson’s street-corner preaching.

Her name was Sojourner Truth. In 1843, Sojourner Truth heard “a voice from Heaven” and began spreading “God’s truth and plan for salvation.”

In Massachusetts, she worked with abolitionists William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglass.

After the Emancipation Proclamation, Sojourner Truth moved to Washington, D.C., met Lincoln, and helped former slaves.

In 1850, she dictated her biography, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Northern Slave, stating:

“When I left the house of bondage I left everything behind. I wanted to keep nothing of Egypt on me, and so I went to the Lord and asked him to give me a new name.”

She continued:

“I set up my banner, and then I sing, and then folks always comes up ’round me, and then…I tells them about Jesus.”

Her last full day on earth was NOVEMBER 25, 1883.

Sojourner Truth would begin her messages:

“Children, I talk to God and God talks to me.”

 

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High-Ranking Democrat Makes Unbelievable Comment About Michael Brown’s Death On CNN http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/high-ranking-democrat-makes-unbelievable-comment-about-michael-browns-death-on-cnn/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/high-ranking-democrat-makes-unbelievable-comment-about-michael-browns-death-on-cnn/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:03:41 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=192065

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In what could reasonably be seen as an attempt to drive the dialogue as far left as the inflammatory rhetoric found on MSNBC — where a Democrat lawmaker provocatively declared a “race war” is underway — CNN continues pushing the black vs. white, protestors vs. police narrative in Ferguson and beyond.

As we learn at breitbart.com, the morning-after reporting on the Cable News Network has ignored certain key facts that led the Ferguson grand jury to find no probable cause to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown.

What CNN doesn’t want its viewers to know is that a number of black witnesses back up Wilson’s testimony that Michael Brown charged him in the street.

CNN also isn’t telling its audience that the prosecutor who oversaw the grand jury is a Democrat.

Much of the testimony that had been available to members of the grand jury was released last night after the St. Louis County prosecutor announced there would be no indictment of the much-maligned officer, a three-year veteran of the Ferguson police force.

But that now-public information didn’t stop CNN anchors, reporters and analysts from continuing to push what appeared to be a racially charged on-air agenda. Again, via breitbart.com:

CNN legal analyst called Darren Wilson’s grand jury testimony “fanciful,” but had no evidence to back up that claim. Van Jones then said Wilson’s testimony wouldn’t hold up in Hollywood.

Back in the studio, Alisyn Camerota declared Wilson’s testimony cartoonish.

This apparent attempt to second guess and even undermine the grand jury’s actions as well as the legal process in Missouri was bad enough, but what a CNN analyst said prior to the announcement of the grand jury’s decision could easily be considered even worse.

Donna Brazile, who is not only a frequent guest on CNN but also on ABC News, actually declared to a live TV audience that Ferguson teenager Michael Brown had been “murdered.”

Donna Brazile, an analyst and political commentator as well as a high-ranking official in the Democrat party — Vice Chairwoman of the DNC, the Democratic National Committee — condemned officer Darren Wilson as a murderer before the decision of the grand jury not to indict him was made known.

By clicking above, you can watch the shocking exchange between Brazile and CNN show host Wolf Blitzer, who made no attempt to correct Brazile’s outrageous charge.

 

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BREAKING: The Ferguson Grand Jury Just Announced Darren Wilson Will Not Be Indicted http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/breaking-the-ferguson-grand-jury-just-announced-darren-wilson-will-not-be-indicted/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/breaking-the-ferguson-grand-jury-just-announced-darren-wilson-will-not-be-indicted/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:30:10 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=191897 ...police officials and protest organizers have collaborated on so-called "rules of engagement"...

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No indictment. No charges.

After months of reviewing evidence in the racially charged case, a St. Louis County grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

The grand jury convened more than three months ago to hear evidence and testimony. The panel was asked to decide if there were probable cause to charge Wilson with a crime and what, if any, that charge should be. Options ranged from second-degree involuntary manslaughter to first-degree murder.

Wilson could have faced life in prison if convicted of the most serious charge.

According to a post on usatoday.com:

The evidence brought before the grand jury of seven men and five women — three African American and nine white — may not be disclosed to the public for some time, if at all.

Police have contended that Brown struggled with Wilson after reaching inside the officer’s police vehicle, then lunged for Wilson’s service weapon, which discharged during the intense struggle.

Brown’s family and some who claim to have witnessed the confrontation have argued that Wilson killed Brown in cold blood, shooting the unarmed teenager half-a-dozen times as he raised his hands in surrender.

In addition to sparking many tense days and nights of protests, looting, vandalism and even riots, the killing ignited a national debate on race and law enforcement.

In an attempt to prevent the kind of widespread clashes between protestors and police that occurred in the weeks following the shooting, police officials and protest organizers have collaborated on so-called “rules of engagement” — rules for mutual conduct when protesters again meet police on the streets.

Events in the coming hours and days will determine whether those rules carry any real weight. When the announcement of the grand jury’s decision was made shortly before 8:30pm Ferguson time, there was a very large crowd gathered outside the city’s police department. By one estimate, the crowd numbered around a thousand.

Even though the the grand jury’s decision has been made and its work on the case completed, a parallel federal civil rights investigation of the shooting by the Department of Justice is continuing, as the Washington Post explains:

…federal investigators have all but concluded that they do not have a case against Wilson, law enforcement officials have said. Federal investigators are also conducting a broader probe of the Ferguson Police Department.

Since the shooting, Wilson has been on paid leave from the police department. Ferguson’s police chief says the 28-year-old officer is unlikely to return to the force on which he has been an officer for three years.

It has been revealed that Darren Wilson recently married for the second time. His new wife, reportedly close to ten years older than Wilson, is also a Ferguson police officer.

The grand jury’s decision has been awaited by civil rights groups and numerous protest organizers and agitators, with rallies planned for at least 100 U.S. cities in 37 states — many of those events organized by Al Sharpton, as Western Journalism has reported.

In anticipation of new problems on the streets of Ferguson and beyond, residents, schools, business owners and officials have been preparing, noted by the New York Times:

The St. Louis area has been preparing for days for the decision, with some schools closing, stores boarding up, and lawyers and protesters making plans to converge on the area.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon several days ago declared a state of emergency and mobilized the National Guard to move in to help keep order in Ferguson if necessary, as well as to provide protection for dozens of key buildings in and around St. Louis.

A CNN opinion poll released just prior to the grand jury’s announcement found that a relatively large percentage of non-white respondents thought violence by protestors would be justified should officer Wilson not be indicted.

…a racial divide exists over whether violent protests are justified in that case, with 22% of nonwhites saying yes while 10% of whites agree.

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Animal Rights Group Holds Funeral…For A Frozen Chicken http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/animal-rights-group-holds-funeralfor-a-frozen-chicken/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/animal-rights-group-holds-funeralfor-a-frozen-chicken/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:02:04 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=191983

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An animal rights group staged a funeral for a singular frozen chicken in the meat and deli section of a Berkeley, California, grocery store.

The group, Direct Action Everywhere (DAE), posted the event on their YouTube channel earlier this month. In the video they chant their mantra, “It’s not food, it’s violence.” The group placed a single frozen chicken into a casket big enough for a human.

One person can be heard off-camera asking, “Is this real life?”

On their website, DAE advocates for “animal liberation,” which they say is a “simple idea”:

“That every sentient being – black or white, gay or straight, dog or cat, human or rat – deserves the same safety, happiness, and freedom that we ask for ourselves. The movement is growing rapidly, as people of conscience tear off their moral blindfolds and see the raging violence against non-human animals for what it is: an atrocity.”

Supermarket security asked the protesters to leave the premises but they refused. Security even made attempts to entice them to leave by blocking the camera, but to no avail.

The protesters blocked store patrons and employees alike from getting around the store. One employee was trying to push a cart with a considerable amount of cargo.

Eventually, the protesters left the deli area and employees can be seen on-camera chanting, “Bacon, bacon, bacon!” The animal rights group left the supermarket when security told them, “You gotta go. Cops are here, you gotta go.”

DAE has staged similar protests before, including one of “The Chicken Lady.”

 

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Woman Sings National Anthem In Every State, Uses History-Making Opportunity To Promote Patriotism And The American Spirit http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/woman-sings-national-anthem-in-every-state-uses-history-making-opportunity-to-promote-patriotism-and-the-american-spirit/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/woman-sings-national-anthem-in-every-state-uses-history-making-opportunity-to-promote-patriotism-and-the-american-spirit/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:44:11 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=191919 "For 90 seconds, no matter who we voted for, or what team we want to win - we are as one..."

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On August 28th, standing in a downpour on Nashville’s LP Field, Janine Stange took the microphone and led the stadium in “The Star-Spangled Banner,” completing what had been a two-year long journey.

The Long Island native began singing the national anthem at events during high school and had always loved the spirit of the song and what it represented.

“One day, I thought, ‘You know what, I’ve sung in a couple of states, I should sing in every state,’” Stange said. That led her on a journey around the country, beginning on July 3, 2012 at the Tampa Yankees vs Dunedin Blue Jays MiLB game. Without the help of a booking agent, and paying for her travels out of pocket, Stange sometimes visited more than six states a month to reach her goal of singing in every state before the 200th anniversary of the patriotic song.

On September 14th, 2014, after completing her mission, Stange was taken to the “Star-Spangled Buoy,” which marks the location of Francis Scott Key when he saw “that our flag was still there,” where she sang “The Star Spangled Banner”–200 years to the day since it was penned.

Stange, known in the media and on her Facebook and Twitter pages as The National Anthem Girl, reflected on what the anthem means to her:

“For 90 seconds, no matter who we voted for, or what team we want to win – we are as one. When we stand with our hands over our hearts, we are singing ‘our song.’ That is always to be regarded as a privilege, not a formality. I hope this mission brings a renewed awareness, honor and respect for those who have fought and sacrificed their time, well being, families…and lives for our freedom.”

At each event Stange sings at, she sets up a booth where she encourages fans to write thank you notes to active duty and veteran military. She then gives those cards to Operation Gratitude, where they are put into military care packages.

“I believe gratitude is the core of patriotism,” Stange said. “Giving others the opportunity to personally thank those who keep us free to sing our nation’s anthem is an honor. Seeing parents explain what the word ‘patriotism’ or ‘veteran’ means to their children as they write out a thank you note together is priceless.”

Though her record-breaking journey is over, Stange says she will continue singing the national anthem and is now focused on promoting patriotism and sharing the stories of the Americans she has met along the way. She wrote on her IndieGoGo page that she would be surprised when she looked out into the audience and saw kids who didn’t seem to know why they were standing and adults talking to their friends and ignoring the singing of the anthem.

“There is a real risk of current and future generations becoming numb to the reality that someone – someone’s dad, brother, husband, sister, wife or mother…made a sacrifice so we could enjoy the freedoms we have,” she wrote. “I don’t want that to happen.”

When asked what her takeaway from the whole experience has been, Stange, who maintains that the song never gets old or tired for her and that she still gets teary-eyed every time she sings it, said there are two things:

“America is beautiful, and Americans are beautiful.”

 

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Mayor Giuliani Doubles Down On Ferguson, Says “Black-On-Black Crime” Is The Real Danger http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/mayor-giuliani-doubles-down-on-ferguson-says-black-on-black-crime-is-the-real-danger/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/mayor-giuliani-doubles-down-on-ferguson-says-black-on-black-crime-is-the-real-danger/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:37:49 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=191965

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Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, after an appearance on MSNBC’s Meet the Press, was on Fox and Friends Monday to talk about his comments and the backlash he received after Sunday’s appearance.

Giuliani stood by his comments that black-on-black crime is the real danger, not a white police officer:

“I used to look at our crime reduction, and the reason we reduced homicide by 65 percent is because we reduced it in the black community,” Giuliani said of his time as New York’s Mayor. “Because there is virtually no homicide in the white community.”

Giuliani had some challenges for Michael Eric Dyson, the Georgetown professor and MSNBC pundit who called him a white supremacist. He asked how many lives Dyson had saved compared to the lives he saved while mayor.

Giuliani expounded on that note, saying cutting crime is actually a common sense idea. He put more police force in the areas with the most crime. He said he moved them to black communities and the rates dropped accordingly.

“If that crime was in white areas, police officers would be in white areas. If it were in Hispanic areas, they would be in Hispanic areas,” Giuliani said.

Twitter is still exploding over Giuliani as the grand jury’s decision in the case of Darren Wilson is made public Monday night. Some, however, agree with the former mayor.

 

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Israel Could Soon Be Forced To Take Major Military Actions http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/israel-considers-striking-iran/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/israel-considers-striking-iran/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:37:47 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=191985 ...face the United States as an adversary in this...

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I laughed yesterday when I heard a news talking head say that no one wants an Iran deal more than Iran and John Kerry.

This is an understatement.

Iran wants relief from the crippling sanctions that Congress forced the Obama administration to impose. John Kerry wants kudos by his name for posterity, as the one who solved the Iranian problem.

The deal is the priority–just a deal. You don’t see the national security interest of the United States and her allies when discussing Iran. You just hear about getting a deal.

Today, the group of nations negotiating with Iran gave the Islamic theocracy another seven months to negotiate–SEVEN MONTHS!  Today was supposed to be the deadline for a reason-so that Iran would have to decide if they would stop its quest for nuclear weapons or not. Now they have relief from the pressure–and more time to enrich!

This is more of the same. More delays, obfuscation, and flat-out lying to give Iran more time to develop a nuclear weapons capability.

Israel has had enough. They see the deal being put on the table today as a gift to the Ayatollahs. In Israel’s view, Iran can continue to enrich uranium for the next ten years.

The Jerusalem Post writes today that an “Israeli official cites ‘sunset clause’ in proposed comprehensive deal, which guarantees Iran a path into the nuclear club and may corner Israel into war.”  The Post goes on to report: “But compounding Israel’s fears, the proposal Jerusalem has seen shows that mass dismantlement of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure – including the destruction, and not the mere warehousing, of its parts – is no longer on the table in Vienna.”

It is common knowledge that the American people cannot count on the Obama administration when it comes to national security (or anything else for that matter–but that’s another column). Israel, I am confident, WILL deal with this threat to her national security. They will most likely have to conduct this military action without support from the United States.

They may even face the United States as an adversary in this action. It remains to be seen if the U.S. military will support President Obama in stopping Israel from defending herself.

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An Obama Official Dared Tell A Truth Obama Wanted Quiet, And Obama Just Made Him Pay http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/chuck-hagel-forced-out-by-obama-after-speaking-truthfully-about-things-obama-wanted-kept-quiet/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/chuck-hagel-forced-out-by-obama-after-speaking-truthfully-about-things-obama-wanted-kept-quiet/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:24:19 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=191698 "Obviously, Obama couldn't handle all the criticism..."

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President Barack Obama announced at the White House Monday that United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will be stepping down from his post. Hagel will be staying on in his role until a successor is named and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Hagel’s impending departure was first reported by The New York Times, who noted in their lead that he is stepping down “under pressure” after discussing his future with President Obama for the past two weeks; and the two “mutually agreed” that it was time for the former Nebraska Senate Republican to leave. Hagel aides say the Defense Secretary was expected to serve a full year term.

One senior defense official told NBC News that Hagel “wasn’t up to the job,” as he was initially brought into the role to oversee the drawdown in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but circumstances shifted as the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) was mounting.

Hagel also wanted to strengthen the Obama administration’s policy against ISIS, who said they are an “imminent threat to every interest we have” and “this is beyond anything we’ve ever seen.” White House officials told The New York Times thatthose comments were “unhelpful.” And as the The Daily Caller points out, Hagel slammed the Obama administration’s Syria policy in a leaked memo asserting that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was “indirectly benefiting” from U.S. policy against ISIS.

At the White House Monday, Obama described Hagel as an “exemplary Defense Secretary” who served with “class and integrity.” In turn, Hagel said about serving in the role: “It’s been the greatest privilege of my life.”

This is how some people have reacted to this breaking news story:

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio Fires Back Against Obama’s Executive Order http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/sheriff-joe-arpaio-fires-back-against-obamas-executive-order/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/sheriff-joe-arpaio-fires-back-against-obamas-executive-order/#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:42:55 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=191587 "...let's not con the American people."

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Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio is no stranger to taking on the Obama administration. The man often referred to as “America’s Toughest Sheriff” has long held that Barack Obama is not qualified to hold the office of the presidency, disputing the authenticity of his birth certificate. As a border state official, Arpaio has also taken exception to Obama’s lax enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws.

In response to Obama’s announcement Thursday of executive action that will defer the deportation of more than five million illegal immigrants, the Maricopa County sheriff is once again setting his sights on the president.

Reports indicate Arpaio is filing a lawsuit intended to challenge Obama’s authority to enact such policy unilaterally. He explained the motivation behind the pursuit in an interview with KNXV.

“We have to understand whether this is constitutional or not, whether he is going around Congress is legal,” he said. “I’m going to send a message that we’re not going to give up, that this does affect the streets of Maricopa County.”

Arpaio did offer a modicum of consideration regarding Obama’s position; however, he lamented the fact that the nation’s chief executive chose to dismiss the shortcomings of his plan.

“He speaks a good game,” Arpaio conceded, “and I understand where he’s coming from in a way. On the other hand, let’s not con the American public. How are we going to keep track of these five million people?”

He continued by insisting this first step toward amnesty will only serve to invite even more illegals into the country.

“This is going to open the door,” he asserted. “Everybody in Mexico, Central America, thinks they will have a free pass when they come into our country because of what the president is issuing.”

 

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Watch: Michele Bachmann Is About To Take On Obama, And She Needs America’s Help http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/watch-michele-bachmann-is-about-to-take-on-obama-and-she-needs-americas-help/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/watch-michele-bachmann-is-about-to-take-on-obama-and-she-needs-americas-help/#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:41:46 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=191515

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Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) appeared on Hannity Thursday night to urge Sean Hannity’s viewers to get involved with defunding President Obama’s executive order on immigration by “melting the phone lines.” Although Congress is not currently in Washington D.C., Bachmann explained they will be back at work from December 1st through the 11th. She invited the Fox Channel audience not only to call their congressmen and senators, but to actually join her for a rally at the Capitol building.

“We need to have your viewers melt the phone lines.  So, I’m asking your viewers to join us, Wednesday, December 3rd at high noon on the west steps of the Capitol.  Come, rally, and then go visit your Senator and go visit your Congressman.  And you can make the difference and we can get this thing defunded.  We can do this, but we need the viewers to come and help us.”

Bachman was elected in 2006 to become the first Republican woman to represent Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District in the House of Representatives. Bachmann is leaving office at the end of this year. Republican Tom Emmer, who won her vacated seat, will be the only new member of Minnesota’s congressional delegation when the 114th Congress gets underway in January.

 

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Brooke Shields’ Grandfather Paid To Have Her Murdered, But Her Heroic Mom Saved The Day http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/brooke-shields-grandfather-paid-to-have-her-murdered-but-her-heroic-mom-saved-the-day/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/brooke-shields-grandfather-paid-to-have-her-murdered-but-her-heroic-mom-saved-the-day/#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:41:44 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=191432 "Basically, it just wouldn’t look good for..."

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Brooke Shields revealed in her latest book that her paternal grandfather paid her mother to have an abortion.

The book, There Was a Little Girl, is Shields’ second autobiographical work.

Shields writes that her grandfather “discreetly slid (my mother) an envelope and asked her to take care of the ‘situation.’”

She also writes that, upon discovering the pregnancy, her father “must have felt a sense of panic—and rightfully so. He wasn’t ready to be a father. He was just starting his life in business and was forced to travel a lot. He had less money than one would think, and he was still a baby himself.”

Shields writes that her father did not know how to handle the situation, but must have told his dad, who in turn confronted her mother.

The grandfather did meet with Shield’s mother and tried to convince her to terminate the pregnancy because it might get the father kicked off the Social Register.

Shields states: “Basically, it just wouldn’t look good for my dad to father a child with somebody from Newark.”

Shields’ mother took the cash from the grandfather but decided not to have an abortion.Instead, she went to a favorite antique store to buy a cherrywood oval coffee table.

She writes that her mother was “defiant as always” and “knew she wanted a baby and that was that.”

Shields writes that “that table would become a favorite standing stool for me as I grew up.I remember teething on it and loving to repeatedly fold the sides up and down. The table saved my life and helped me to stand.”

It’s no wonder that Shields said in an interview in 1991 that “Too many people use abortion as a form of birth control. And that’s very wrong. I could never, ever have an abortion.”

 

h/t: Breitbart

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Hey Christian, Are YOUR Children Showing Symptoms Of Spiritual Ebola? http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/hey-christian-are-your-children-showing-symptoms-of-spiritual-ebola/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/hey-christian-are-your-children-showing-symptoms-of-spiritual-ebola/#respond Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:40:56 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=191608 The children don't belong to Caesar. They belong to God.

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Our children are bleeding out the eyes and ears. It is not blood that they are emitting, but heritage.  Very few of our children really understand the Gospel of the Kingdom and what its impact is supposed to be on the world.  We have turned Christianity into a personal life-style choice.

There is no other way to explain what is going on. The American Church is hemorrhaging. The foundation upon which all morality springs is cracking like an egg. If Christians can no longer recognize or defend the truth, we can expect the bloodletting to continue.  Only a super-sized moral tourniquet can stop the oozing from the body of America.

Somewhere along the line, we stopped thinking generationally.  We failed to pass along to our children’s children the Rock of Ages upon which our nation was anchored. As a result, our nation is wobbling, struggling to find it’s footing on the sinking-sand of humanism. Our nation is suffering from Spiritual Ebola.

Ebola attacks the immune system. It stops the body from functioning properly.  It is not the Ebola that eventually kills, but the failure of the immune system to properly fight it off.  For generations, Christianity was the American immune system.  Only recently, since it has been removed from the education of our children, has evil been able to run so unopposed.

Psalm 127 refers to our children as “arrows.”  It is our job to train our little “arrows” to be shot by the Archer into every area of the world.  Some arrows are shot into business, some into government, some into education, and others into media and entertainment; but all are shot into an area where they have the opportunity to wield influence (salt and light).

But Believers have not caught that vision. We have sent our arrows to a world of secular education, where they have been taught that they are only to use their Christian ideals in their private lives and would do well to keep their “personal” beliefs to themselves.  Christian parents rarely pray that their children would be “world changers,” but, rather, that their young arrows might be “successful.”

It is hard to measure Christian “success” unless you measure success by worldly standards.  I wonder how many parents pray that their arrows would be martyred for the advancement of the Gospel…rather than attaining the wealth and happiness that the secular world deems as successful?

The impact of an arrow in the hands of a skillful archer can change the course of history. The job of the parent is to sharpen and form the arrow. God is the Archer. He shoots them where He needs them. How well-fashioned are the arrows that we are putting into His Hands?

Most parents don’t have a clue what I am talking about.  They think the idea of an “education” is to help their children “be prepared for life.” It is my experience that there really isn’t a whole lot of difference between what a Christian parent wants for his/her child and what a non-believing couple wants for theirs.  The goal is for their child to be successful and happy. This should not be so.

That is why Christians are so willing to send their arrows to Caesar to be trained.  If the goal of child rearing is “success,” then who better to train them than those who have been baptized in the world’s system? I have spent the better part of fifty years involved one way or another with education, and I can without hesitation tell you that one will be hard-pressed to recognize a Christian child from a non-Christian child in our public school system.

The light is barely flickering, and the salt has lost it’s saltiness. Caesar has shaped all the arrows the same. At least that has been his goal. How can we expect Christian children to be trained and formed in a system that is designed for worldly success to be the salt and light of the world?

This is so simple, folks.  The student becomes like his teacher.  We don’t need the Bible to tell us that (although it does); why do we take so lightly the law of association?  You know the terms…birds of a feather flock togetherit takes one to know onemonkey see monkey do…and my Mom’s favorite admonition to her children: when you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas. We treat with such a cavalier attitude the training of God’s precious soldiers and are surprised when we have to spend so much time exterminating the fleas that have begun to live inside the minds of our children.

I know…I know…you are sick of hearing about how bad Caesar’s schools are. I know your child’s school is different. I know your child’s teacher is different. I know your child is different. I know your child’s church youth group is strong. I know that you both have to work to provide for your family. I know that your child needs strong scores to get into the college of his/her choice.  I know…

Can I be blunt? There is nothing “Christian” about your “public” school. Nothing. The Name of Jesus dare not be mentioned. “Heaven”, “hell”, “sin,” and “righteousness” are treated as curse words.  Allah, Buddha, and the environment are all placed on the same platform with Jehovah. Sharing the classroom with your child are kids you have never seen, from parents you have never met, from backgrounds and beliefs that you could never imagine, sharing influences you would never want your child to be exposed to. You would never permit your children to stay overnight with many of the children they rub shoulders with every day.  What do you do with this scripture, evil company ruins good habits?

But you keep your head in the sand as they now double-down with the Satanic curriculum of Common Core. What words don’t you understand? Common…core.  Common core will lead to a pandemic of Spiritual Ebola. Ebola does to the immune system what public schools do to the moral system.

I don’t know how much time we have left. I don’t know if we can make a difference. But I do know what the Lord told us about our children. I pray that the apathy of Believers will not let the soul of another generation be stolen from us.  Children are our heritage. They are our future. They are the immune system the Lord has provided for each generation. They are the Lord’s weapons placed in our hands. For God’s sake, stop exposing them to Spiritual Ebola!!

The Devil is eating our kids for lunch. Sadly, we have fed them right into the mouth of the beast.

“Whoever causes one of these little one’s who believes in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he was drowned in the depth of the sea.”

Statistics show that 80% of children raised in a Christian home do not hold those values after their first year of college.  Our nation is hemorrhaging its Christian heritage.

Our pastors are the only ones who can apply the serum. Truth is the only inoculation against Spiritual Ebola. Why won’t they stand up and warn their flocks?

The children don’t belong to Caesar.  They belong to God.

 

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Conflict Between The Circuits: Gay Marriage Back On The Supreme Court’s Table http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/conflict-between-the-circuits-gay-marriage-back-on-the-supreme-courts-table/ http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/conflict-between-the-circuits-gay-marriage-back-on-the-supreme-courts-table/#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:39:59 +0000 http://www.westernjournalism.com/?p=191645 The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently voted to uphold same-sex marriage bans in four states: Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee.

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A month ago, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a collection of cases that raised the question of traditional marriage vs. same-sex unions. Now, a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision may have changed all of that. By voting 2-1 to uphold same-sex marriage bans in four states under the appellate jurisdiction of the Sixth Circuit—Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee—the panel has now created a conflict between the circuits. This conflict exists because four other federal circuit courts had found bans on same-sex unions to be unconstitutional. We know now, at least according to statements from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, that a lack of a conflict between the circuits was the reason the Supreme Court balked at hearing the earlier cases from five other states.

The Sixth Circuit majority opinion in DeBoer v. Snyder, written by Judge Jeffrey Sutton, is worth reading because it carefully discusses the major points of disagreement. The key question is whether “the 14th Amendment prohibits a State from defining marriage as a relationship between one man and one woman.” Judge Sutton zeroes in on the essential issue:  “Who decides? Is this a matter that the National Constitution commits to resolution by the federal courts or leaves to the less expedient, but usually reliable, work of the state democratic process?” The majority answer is quite clear. Today’s marriage laws should be allowed “to stand until the democratic processes say they should stand no more.”

Sutton’s opinion uses a “rational basis” review in assessing the marriage laws of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. This is a common approach followed by courts to evaluate if state laws pass constitutional muster. Basically, the court must determine if there are good reasons for a state to protect traditional marriage. Does the law “rationally advance a legitimate government policy?” Yes, clearly, says the opinion. The states in question established “ground rules” needed to create “stable family units for the planned and unplanned creation of children.”  The court continues, saying that “one can well appreciate why the citizenry would think that a reasonable first concern of any society is the need to regulate male-female relationships and the unique procreative possibilities of them.”

The court acknowledges that in this day and age, that is not the only way some view marriage. Yet, the fact that there are other more expansive or inclusive views of marriage does not dictate that states “suddenly must look at this policy issue in just one way on pain of violating the Constitution.” Sutton later writes that “[o]ne of the key insights of federalism is that it permits laboratories of experimentation—accent on the plural—allowing one State to innovate one way, another State another, and a third State to assess the trial and error over time.” Sutton writes that the States are wise to exercise a “Burkean sense of caution” when it comes to redefining such a fundamental and long-standing institution as marriage–and that, ultimately, such decisions are better left to “elected legislators, not life-tenured judges.”

In DeBoer v. Snyder the court addresses the claim, sometimes raised by supporters of same-sex unions, that the resulting state laws or constitutional initiatives succeed because of “animus” against homosexuals; and those motivations make the resulting bans on gay unions constitutionally suspect. Judge Sutton reminds readers that assessing the motivations of millions of citizens who voted for gay marriage bans in Michigan (2.7 million), Kentucky (1.2 million), Ohio (3.3 million), and Tennessee (1.4 million) “strains judicial competence.” Some favored the ban for some reasons, others for other reasons; but the courts are ill-suited to delve into the complicated “aggregation of factors” that motivates voters.

It is likely that the Supreme Court will abide by its own rules and accept one or more of the traditional marriage/same-sex union cases for review. Then the question becomes whether there will be five justices who: 1) graciously defer to democratically determined outcomes on this issue; 2.) respect American federalism, which recognizes that states retain the power to act in this highly-charged area; and 3) will be reluctant to judicially remake two of the central institutions of organized society: marriage and family.

Editor’s Note:  The Chief Judge of the Sixth Circuit, the Honorable Alice Batchelder, is a trustee of Grove City College.

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