Christian Leader Stuns By Saying This 1 Thing Should ‘Disqualify’ Ben Carson From Being President

The case of Terri Schiavo gripped the country in 2002. Schiavo, a Florida resident, was kept alive by a feeding tube after she suffered a brain injury from an unknown cause, which left her brain deprived of oxygen and kept her in a vegetative state for over 12 years. The press reported on the bitter fight between Schiavo’s parents and Mark Schiavo, her husband. The parents wanted to keep her alive in hopes that she could make a recovery, but her husband desired to honor her living will wishes. He said Schiavo’s wishes were to die without being resuscitated if ever she were incapacitated and living only via machinery and feeding tubes.

At the time, Jeb Bush was the Governor of Florida. Bush tried to intervene in Schiavo’s death by issuing an order for police and EMS to enter the nursing home where she was staying and re-attach the feeding tube that a judge had ordered removed. The police refused to comply with the order, and Schiavo passed away.

Now, in 2015, LifeSiteNews is reporting that Carson said the Schiavo case was “much ado about nothing,” a reference to the Shakespeare play but also a nuance for a commonly used phrase, “no big deal.” Carson elaborated that physicians deal with death and issues of dying daily, and that he thought the physicians’ job was to keep the patient comfortable instead of keeping the patient alive indefinitely.

Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue, a pro-life group, told LifeSiteNews: “We have seen what it is like to have a president who does not value every life equally, and we certainly do not need another…In my opinion, Ben Carson’s statement dismissing Terri’s life as ‘nothing,’ and Jeb Bush’s failure to take action to save Terri, has disqualified them both from the office of president.”

Rev. Patrick Mahoney told LifeSiteNews, with respect to Carson’s comment: “It is hard to imagine any more insensitive and uncaring language describing the tragic circumstances of Terri Schiavo’s death. With comments like this, one shudders at what kind of Presidential policies he would have concerning end-of-life issues and working with the disability community.”

Back in August, LifeSiteNews reported that Carson had recommended the use of RU-486, called the “day after pill,” and had referred women for abortions when fetal abnormalities were present, which ironically stands in contrast to his comments that he believes that all life begins at inception. LifeSiteNews also reported that Carson had no problem with fetal tissue research being conducted on babies that had already been aborted.

Do you think Carson isn’t as anti-abortion as he claims?

Isn’t It Funny? Conservatives And Marijuana Legalization

Not all comedians are in comedy clubs or on Saturday Night Live. Many of them are ordinary, run-of-the-mill conservatives. And many of them live in my state of Florida.

What makes these comedians even funnier than most others is that it is not what they say that is so funny, it is what they don’t say—about marijuana.

In the election in 2014, there was on the Florida ballot for the first time a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize the medical use of marijuana. It needed at least 60 percent of the vote to pass, but fell short with only about 57.5 percent.

The Florida Supreme Court recently set a date of December 8 to hear oral arguments on a new proposed medical marijuana amendment. To appear on the ballot, the court must first certify that the amendment is not misleading and that it focuses on a single subject.

The political committee “People United for Medical Marijuana” is spearheading the effort to get the marijuana initiative on the 2016 ballot. It needs to submit over 683,000 valid petition signatures by February to get it on the ballot.

Proponents of the amendment are counting on the probable increased turnout of young voters—because 2016 is a presidential election year—to help pass the measure.

This is all well and good, since anyone in Florida ought to be able to take whatever medication he thinks will relieve his pain or improve his condition.

But since the news broke about the Florida Supreme Court setting a hearing date for this proposed amendment, I have heard grumblings from conservatives in Florida about how the amendment is a bad idea, how the liberals are taking over, how marijuana is a gateway drug, how marijuana has no medical value, how users of medical marijuana just want to legally get high, how we are going down a slippery slope toward full marijuana legalization, how healthy people will begin feigning sickness to get legal access to marijuana, and how civilization in Florida is coming to an end.

Isn’t it funny how few of these conservatives ever utter a word about the most dangerous, most inexpensive, most readily available, and most abused drug: alcohol?

Isn’t it funny how few of these conservatives know that all drugs used to be legal in the United States?

Isn’t it funny how few of these conservatives know that medical marijuana is already legal in 25 states and the District of Columbia.

Isn’t it funny how few of these conservatives have ever heard of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)?

Isn’t it funny how few of these conservatives know that the number of marijuana deaths each year is zero?

Isn’t it funny how few of these conservatives know that smoking marijuana is less hazardous than smoking tobacco, which kills over 400,000 Americans every year?

Isn’t it funny how few of these conservatives want aspirin to be banned even though it kills hundreds more people every year than marijuana?

Isn’t it funny how few of these conservatives know that Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use and that society there is still functioning and civilized?

Isn’t it funny how few of these conservatives know that there have been over 200 peer-reviewed published studies demonstrating marijuana’s efficacy for various medical uses?

Isn’t it funny how few of these conservatives know that the federal government actually classifies marijuana in the same category as dangerous drugs like heroin, thus making marijuana worse than morphine, cocaine, methamphetamine, and phenobarbital?

Isn’t it funny how few of these conservatives know that marijuana has low addictive properties?

Isn’t it funny how few of these conservatives know that casual use of marijuana by adults poses little or no risk for healthy people?

Isn’t it funny how few of these conservatives know that there are more arrests for marijuana possession every year than for all violent crimes put together?

Isn’t it funny how few of these conservatives know that the criminalization of marijuana has not affected the general usage of marijuana?

Isn’t it funny how few of these conservatives know that the federal war on marijuana is rooted in myth and xenophobia?

Isn’t it funny how few of these conservatives know that the U.S. government has made fantastical assertions about marijuana use causing insanity and criminality?

Isn’t it funny how few of these conservatives know that smoking marijuana cannot lead to a fatal overdose?

Isn’t it funny how few of these conservatives know that the Constitution nowhere authorizes the federal government to regulate, monitor, or restrict the consumption, therapeutic, medical, or recreational habits of Americans?

Isn’t it funny how few of these conservatives know that the Constitution nowhere authorizes the federal government to criminalize, prohibit, control, or regulate the planting, growing, harvesting, or selling of any plant?

Isn’t it funny how few of these conservatives know that the Constitution nowhere authorizes the federal government to ban any substance?

Isn’t it funny how few of these conservatives know that the Constitution nowhere authorizes the federal government to have an Office of National Drug Control Policy or a Drug Enforcement Administration?

Isn’t it funny how few of these conservatives can even spell marijuana?

It is beyond funny. It is tragic. People’s lives and livelihoods are at stake. In a free society, any resident of Florida or any other state should be able to legally buy, sell, smoke, possess, distribute, transport, cultivate, process, give away, trade, barter, import, export, advertise, consume, or “traffic in” marijuana in any form and in any amount, not just for medical purposes, but for any purpose.

Isn’t it funny how Floridians and Americans think they live in a free society?

Laurence M. Vance [send him mail] writes from central Florida. He is the author of King James, His Bible, and Its Translators, The War on Drugs Is a War on Freedom, War, Christianity, and the State: Essays on the Follies of Christian Militarism and War, Empire, and the Military: Essays on the Follies of War and U.S. Foreign Policy. His newest book is The Making of the King James Bible—New Testament. Visit his website.

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Watch: 4 Yrs Ago Andrew Breitbart Made A Surprising 2016 Prediction That Could Come True

Andrew Breitbart, many might say, was a human dynamo for the conservative cause; some say one of his biggest strengths was his ability to place his finger on the pulse of current events. Now, a video has resurfaced that shows just how prescient he was with his prediction that Marco Rubio could well be the Republican Party’s nominee for president.

In 2011, Breitbart was on Univision and was asked about who he thinks might be an up-and-coming Republican about to appear on the radar. Of course, the question was premised on who might beat Barack Obama in the then upcoming 2012 election; but Breitbart went further than that, and what he said seems to mirror exactly what is going on right this minute in the GOP primary race.

“I think that it’s going to be an amazing year,” Andrew said, “It’ll be like a reality show, like ‘Survivor’ or ‘American Idol,’ and they’re going to pound each other out, and, yes, I think that the strongest one will win. But let me tell you this, if Marco Rubio–even though he’s only been in the Senate for a very short period of time–that man has a huge, huge opportunity in this country and I think he could be the president. If not in this election cycle, certainly in 2016.”

Now, if that doesn’t perfectly describe what is going on in the GOP primary race right now, what does? With Donald Trump in the race, Breitbart even got the “reality show” flavor right!

The most recent debate was what some might refer to as a good example of Breitbart’s prescience as to Rubio’s possible breaking out of the pack.

With Marco Rubio’s breakout performance at the debate held at the end of October, Rubio has jumped to the top tier among the still large field of candidates; and for the first time, millions of Americans are now taking a more serious look at the Florida senator. The senator came out swinging against Jeb Bush and what some perceive as the biased, liberal media, spurring Republicans across the nation to jump to their feet in appreciation for his words.

In fact, many thought that Rubio dealt Jeb Bush a body bow that may have practically ended the former Florida governor’s campaign for president.

But with that closer look comes more scrutiny of Rubio’s record and associates. A recent report, for instance, finds that Rubio has aligned himself with a long list of big money donors who are also big fans of various plans for amnesty or for easing immigration rules to let more foreign workers into the U.S.

In any case, it is clear that Andrew Breitbart saw all of this coming.

h/t: RightScoop

Don’t Believe The Media Lies; Americans Are Awesome!

In spite of it all, I am truly blessed. Let me share something, because attitude is everything.

I am currently stranded in Ft. Pierce, Fl. Last night, after teaching the Libertarian Party of Palm Beach County, Fl., my 2004 Chevy Colorado (274k miles!) had a total electrical failure. Dash lights going crazy, no power as I am driving down the road. I managed to pull into a gas station where my engine completely died. Two very nice men tried to jump my truck. As soon as the cables were removed, my truck died again. I am now stuck in a “bad” part of town, an hour away from my hotel. I am alone, my husband is in Haiti, and I am feeling very vulnerable. Can I mention that I really wanted to cry? But instead, I said a prayer for strength and smiled, knowing that I am never truly alone.

We have come to call them “Hall Family Adventures;” experiences, good and bad, that will be stories told one day, experiences that we would never have had if we had not accepted this unique way of life.

I called my assistant, Janet (who is more like my best friend than an assistant), and she worries about me like a mom. She gave me Alex’s phone number. Alex is the leader of the group I just taught, and he was happy to come to my rescue. I was also able to contact my husband in Haiti, and he talked to me until Alex came. (I am blessed to have such a wonderful husband.)

Alex picked me up and took me to 2 Walmarts before we found my battery. Walmart replaced my battery for free as it was under warranty. We changed the battery. The truck started, but the battery light came on immediately. I was able to make it to my hotel in Ft. Pierce at about midnight.

I am currently sitting in JJ’S Cafe on Hwy 1, eating a Denver Omelet, waiting for Dyer Chevrolet to tell me what is wrong with my truck.

I am blessed to have a truck that is paid for.  In this way of life, I could never maintain a car payment or even find a place to finance me after I told them I work for free (LOL!).

I am blessed to live in a day when I can call my husband in Haiti to just hear his voice for love, comfort, and support.

I am blessed to live in America, where the American Spirit drives us to be kind and compassionate to strangers (red, yellow, black, or white) in need. Americans prove that the media is in the job of lying and deceiving. We are not selfish bigots full of hate and greed ready to gun down our neighbors. We are some of the best people on this planet!

I am blessed to have been able to sleep in the comfort of a hotel room. I am blessed to have a place to get my truck fixed. And, as I sit here in JJ’s with tears streaming down my face, I am blessed to have a cup of coffee and a Denver Omelet in my belly.

I am blessed by people like Service Manager Mike Rivera, at Dyer Chevrolet in Ft. Pierce, FL, for his kind help of this woman in distress. Because of all of these blessings, my family and I are able to engage in our mission to restore the American Constitutional Republic through proper education, teaching over 265 classes every year!

Is this life of constant travel glamorous? Absolutely not. At times, it is downright impossible. But there are people who pray for me and my family all over the world. Even the bad times are a blessing when I remember WHY my family chose this life.

America is worth fighting for. Liberty is worth dying for. My child is worth the sacrifice. Many gave their Lives, Fortunes, and Sacred Honor so we could live in the greatest place on the planet. I am just repaying them for their sacrifice. I count myself blessed to be able to do so. Just another Hall Family Adventure!

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. 

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Dad Can’t Believe His Eyes When He Sees What His 6-Yr-Old Is Wearing When She Steps Off The Bus

One Florida father was very upset when he saw what his six-year-old daughter was wearing when she came home from school one day.

To his dismay, Raymond McCurdy discovered that his daughter had nothing on but a T-shirt and underwear.

The girl, who attends Belle Terre Elementary, raised her hand to ask her teacher to use the bathroom; but the teacher did not respond until it was too late, and she wet her pants.

The father stated: “She has medical issues and when she has to go she has to go.”

The girl was crying when she got off the bus on October 13th.

McCurdy stated: “I kind of lifted her shirt once we got in the car and noticed she was in panties and a T-shirt only, her soiled clothes in a bag.”

The girl was given a fresh change of underwear by the school, but no new pants.

The father immediately contacted the school’s assistant principal. “We asked her why my daughter was sent home in just panties and a T-shirt and she begins to tell me, ‘We thought she had a long enough shirt to be able to put her on the school bus and send her home.’”

He went on to say: “They make me send her to school in clothes to their expectations, why couldn’t you send my kid home in clothes to your expectations?”

The school district is currently investigating McCurdy’s claims.

What do you think of the school sending home a girl in nothing but a T-shirt and underwear?