Watch: Gohmert Speaks Out On Islamic Prayer Service Held at the National Cathedral

Sherry:

Behind Gomert are posters showing the crucifixion of Christians. And this is the satanic faith that the ECUSA wants to join with…can a leopard change his spots? They have failed the test of true faith in the only true God…

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100 YEARS AGO: Last Caliph Publicly Calls for War Against Infidels

Published on Nov 14, 2014 by GohmertTX01

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) spoke on the House floor today about the DC’s National Cathedral hosting of a Muslim prayer service on the anniversary of when the last Caliph declared war against the infidel.

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Gates of Vienna – The ECUSA Joins the Ummah:

washnatmasjidShortly after this post goes up, the live stream will begin for the first-ever Friday prayers at the brand-new National Masjid in Washington D.C.

Allahu Akhbar, y’all!

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Thank You, Veterans! A Day to Honor All of the United States of America’s Veterans

Veterans-Day

Christian Occultists by Johanna Michaelsen

Sherry:

This is why Christians must exercise discernment! Fear hearing Jesus say to you, “I never knew you!”

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U.S. Hamas Targets Americans – FBI Silent

Originally posted on The Counter Jihad Report:

obama-300x187UTT, by John Guandolo, Oct. 21, 2014:

Hamas in the United States – doing business as CAIR – has again targeted Americans by publishing a list of “Islamophobes” and promoting it within the Islamic community and beyond.  UTT Founder John Guandolo is on this list.

This is a public call for the people on the list to be killed for the crime of “Slander” in Islam.

As UTT has previously reported, Sharia (Islamic Law) defines “Slander” as follows:  “Slander (ghiba) means to mention anything concerning a person person he would dislike…’Do not slander one another’ (Koran 49:12)…(Slander) is to mention of your brother that which he would dislike…The Muslim is the brother of the Muslim.  He does not betray him, lie to him, or hang back from coming to his aid.” [Umdat al Salik, The Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law, r2.0-2.6)

Slander is a capital crime under Islamic Law.

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Empty Full Pews

Christianity Today’s online magazine Parse recently posited that the rise of the automobile laid the groundwork for the modern megachurch. It’s a recommended read that gets to the crux of a problem in modern Christianity – a problem that cars only amplified: our self-centeredness.

There are, of course, plenty of God-fearing Christians attending megachurches, but these churches commonly present a wide array of problematic practices. As the Parse piece details, these churches appeal to consumer-worshippers who are willing to drive to whichever church provides the most attractive platter of programs, comfort, and entertainment. The personal whims of the laity have become the primary shaper of the modern American church landscape.

So churches pull out all the stops. They pile on program upon program, childcare, coffee shops, stadium seating, and a multitude of services at multiple times on various days, to accommodate all the truly important things we fill our schedules with. But all of this effort isn’t getting megachurches very far. Just because people are in the pews today doesn’t mean they’re here to stay. Ligonier and Lifeway Research just released a significant survey on the current views and attitudes of American Christians. Half of the 3000 respondents said they thought worshipping alone or with family is just as good as going to church. This is consistent with a survey the Willow Creek megachurch did of its own members. In it they found that 63% of those “exhibit[ing] all the signs of full devotion” said they sometimes consider leaving the church. No matter how tasty the platter, the exultation of personal preference destroys the commitment of the Christian to his fellow believers in the church.

It’s hardly surprising that modern American Christians have largely abandoned our sense of duty and self-sacrifice when it comes to church. After all, we’ve been progressively ignoring our faith traditions for decades. The Ligonier survey found some disheartening (though not unexpected) responses. 45% of Americans believe there are many ways to heaven. 67% believe people are mostly good, and while 61% believe hell is a real place, most don’t seem to think many people will wind up there. Less than half of Americans believe the Bible is the Word of God, and only 43% say it is 100% accurate.

The survey numbers confirm the trends we see throughout American culture. Americans don’t believe in the traditional Christian God, we don’t believe in the Bible, our own gut feelings trump what the Bible and Christian tradition say, and we believe most people are basically good and will go to heaven. Above all, we believe the greatest commandment is to be nice and the greatest sin is to offend someone else.

Contrast this with the words of Jesus. When his disciples were concerned that he had offended the religious leaders of His day, Jesus responded “Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch.” (Matthew 15:13-14) Hardly the words of someone worried about offending others. Indeed the core of the Gospel is about as offensive as you can get: All people are wretched sinners deserving of eternal damnation. But the Gospel also presents us with the greatest hope for loving forgiveness: all sins can be forgiven through the sacrificial work of Christ.

Perhaps success is the greatest enemy of the modern American Christian. We are comfortable, our basic needs are largely met, and we live in relative peace and security. Who wants to ruffle feathers by promoting hard truths or defending the Bible and Christian tradition in the face of the trends of the day? We have become ashamed of the Gospel as we grow accustomed to thinking of our achievements as the work of our own hands. We worry more about status and image than about the fate of souls. Self-centeredness is a root sin for all people, but it seems to be growing particularly well in the fertile heart of the modern American Christian.

So what would a return to our strong Christian tradition look like? And what would it mean for the broader American culture?

We would be more resistant to the trends and pressures of our culture. The “consensus” of the day is constantly changing, and we are far too willing to adapt our Christianity to the whims of culture. Holding to the words of the Bible and the traditions of 2000 years of Church history would do much to correct this pathetic “me too” sheepish pandering.

We would believe in the real God. Too often God is removed from the day-to-day thoughts of the comfortable American Christian. He only enters into the picture in times of personal crisis, of which we have relatively few. He is viewed like Santa Claus with a one dimensional personality: unconditional love, no strings attached. The traditional Christian God of the Bible is so much greater and more majestic than this. He is a God to live for, to believe in, and to be transformed by.

We would take our Bibles seriously, being transformed by our faith. We would show great love to our neighbor, great self-sacrifice, and a shocking reordering of priorities. We would fellowship with believers, help the poor, witness to others. We would take the Sabbath seriously, pray continually, and demonstrate humility. If the number of Americans who profess to be Christians today started living consistently with Scripture, our culture would be transformed overnight.

Sadly, the most we ever hear about Christian action today is a media report on the latest social justice movement. Some of these movements are worthwhile, but far too many are labels under which Christians are simply recommending more government action, in lieu of actually living out their own personal duty to love their neighbor. In truth, traditional biblical Christianity presents the best hope for a good life on earth: Love the Lord your God and your neighbor as yourself. These two great commandments have transformed humanity for millennia – they’re still relevant today. If more modern American Christians would act as actual Christians, the cultivation of our culture would be beautiful to watch.

Zachary Gappa is Managing Editor at the John Jay Institute Center for a Just Society and Operations Manager at Gappa Security Solutions

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Ideas in Action

The Theater

hangtv460Yet another season of new TV shows and I’m bemoaning all of the dark shows that are airing. Its nothing new-its just that its getting darker and darker, more macabre, more bloody, more debauched! OK, OK…I may be sounding a bit prudish…but here is an excerpt from Samuel Milton Vernon’s “Amusements in the Light of Reason, History, and Revelation” 1882:

Satan’s chapel!

(Samuel Milton Vernon, “Amusements in the Light of Reason, History, and Revelation” 1882)

We find that as matter of fact, the good and the holy of all times have pronounced the theater to be disgraceful.

We can trace the theater to a definite beginning in the feasts of Bacchus, five hundred years before Christ; from which time, hand in hand with the wine-god, its first lover and life-long companion–it has journeyed through the world, spreading demoralization and desolation on every hand. We consider it to be the devil’s most successful scheme for destroying the morals of the culture.

The theater, the saloon, and the brothel are the three confederate tempting devils of civilization, seeking to despoil the flower of humanity.

The theater insinuates lust, murder, theft, hypocrisy, and profligacy upon overworked and sensitive minds, under the name of amusement and recreation. It inoculates our fairest sons and daughters with the most deadly poisons–corrupting personal purity, destroying domestic happiness, and dishonoring the sanctuary of home–under the guise of entertainment. It has proven to be “a school of vice and the home of debauchery” under the name of recreation. It is . . .
black with the curses of the souls it has ruined,
infamous for the social impurities it has nursed into life, and
abhorred by everyone who studies its work of degradation and destruction.

We are now to examine the character of this ancient institution, whose whitened locks, as it stands before us clad in the robes of its own history, might awaken our veneration were it not for . . .
the blood-spots on its hands,
the demon leer in its eye, and
the foul odors from its filthy clothing proclaiming it one of the vile monsters that still lingers on the earth, because mankind have not had virtue enough to exterminate it!

From the days of Athens until now, the wise and good have not ceased to bewail the demoralizing effects of the theater. Throughout history, Christian people have always been at war against “Satan’s chapel“–the theater.

Plato says: “The diversions of the theater are dangerous to the temper and sobriety of mind. They rouse the feelings of passion and sensual desire too much. Tragedy is prone to render men unfeeling–and comedy makes them buffoons. Thus those passions are cherished which ought to be checked, virtue loses ground, and reason becomes uncertain.”

Aristotle says: “The law ought to forbid young people the seeing of comedies until they are proof against debauchery.”

Solon, the wisest of the Greeks, and their lawgiver, forbade “theatrical exhibitions as pernicious to the popular mind.”

Cicero says: “The theater exists on lewdness!”

Seneca, the great heathen moralist, says: “Nothing is so injurious to good morals as theaters, for then vice makes an insensible approach and steals upon us in the disguise of pleasure.”

Mr. Wilberforce, known and honored wherever freedom unfurls her banner, affirms, “The debauchee, the sensualist, the profane, have ever found in the theater, their chosen resort for enjoyment.” He asks: “How can a virtuous mind seek pleasure in such a place, amid such companions, and from such persons as the actors and actresses are generally known to be?”

Pollok says: “The theater was from the very first, the favorite haunt of sin; though honest men maintained that it might be turned to good account. And so, perhaps, it might–but never was. From first to last it was an evil place; and now such things are acted there as make the demons blush!”

In 1778 Congress passed a law providing for “the dismissal of any officer of the United States who was found in attendance upon a theater.”

Soon after the declaration of independence, the following resolution was adopted by Congress: “Whereas, true religion and good morals are the only solid foundation of public liberty and happiness:
Resolved, That it be and is hereby earnestly recommended to the several States to take the most effective measures for the suppression of theatrical entertainments, horse-racing, gambling, and such other diversions as are productive of idleness, dissipation, and a general depravity of principles and manners.”

Augustine calls the theater, “a cage of immorality and a public school of debauchery!”

Tillotson, speaking of the conduct of certain parents, says, “They are such monsters, I had almost said devils–as not to know how to give their children good things. Instead of bringing them to God’s Church, they bring them to the devil’s chapels, playhouses, places of debauchery, those schools of lewdness and vice.”

If we may accept the testimony of those most to be trusted, the theater grows worse, rather than better, as it grows older–a strong indication that its character is essentially bad.

To consent to look upon vice without a protest against it, is the first step to moral degeneracy.

Editor’s note: I wonder what the author would say about much of today’s entertainment!

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Patriot Day, USA

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A quick review of the events of Sep. 11, 2001 and a dedication to the brave men and women who stepped up and made us all proud. Made to explain 9/11 to elementary school kids that are too young to remember that far back.

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Join Us in the Fight For Net Neutrality

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“Net Neutrality” is the simple but powerful principle that cable and broadband providers must treat all internet traffic equally. Whether you’re loading a blog post on WordPress.com, streaming House of Cards on Netflix, or browsing handcrafted tea cozies on Etsy, your internet provider can’t degrade your connection speed, block sites, or charge a toll based on the content that you’re viewing.

Net neutrality has defined the internet since its inception, and it’s hard to argue with the results: the internet is the most powerful engine of economic growth and free expression in history. Most importantly, the open internet is characterized by companies, products, and ideas that survive or fail depending on their own merit — not on whether they have preferred deals in place with a broadband service provider. Unfortunately, the principle of net neutrality, and the open internet that we know and love, is under attack.

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The Media Tools: Exploiting Black Americans and Racism for Communist Purposes

Don Koenig’s Commentary of which I agree:

It seems that the mainstream press wants to make the news rather than report the news. They have dropped coverage of most crises in the world in order to make race in America the number one issue this month. And no wonder, the radical Left includes the leadership of much of mainstream media. They are doing all they can to divide America by race and class.

This is all part of the Communist plan to bring social upheavals that will destroy the Middle-Class and force more government changes toward statist Communism. In case you did not get it yet, the far Left in America is either Communist or is a very close socialist cousin. These big government collectivists are now running and ruining our nation. Fifty percent of Democrats in this nation now say they favor socialism. Obviously all the handouts by our government and the brainwashing in our schools and in the media are paying off.

In spite of what you do not hear on the news, there are still crises taking place in the world. Israel is still at war with Hamas. Russian troops are still on the border of Ukraine. Ebola is still out of control. ISIS is still killing anyone that will not submit to their hate religion and are an imminent terrorist threat to this nation. We are still being invaded on our Southern border, and Obama is still ruling America like some juvenile lawless dictator that is more obsessed with sports than in governing. In light of all that, what is happening in Ferguson Missouri really is not worthy of the coverage that it has received for almost two weeks.

It is almost like this was by design to get Americans minds off of all of Obama illegal activities. In one way, it is by design, because racial hatred has been fostered by the radical Left for a very long time. The racist communist race baiters have been pushing black people toward government dependence for a long time. They also teach blacks to blame whites for all that ails them. They have got black people so stirred up with racist lies, that the riots were sure to start somewhere. Now that they got something going, you can be sure that the radical Left will never let the crisis that they created go to waste. This crisis is now covering up for the evils of the Obama administration.

There really is no excuse for the riots because of the shooting in Ferguson Missouri. Rational people would have waited to hear the facts instead of using their hatred toward the police as an excuse to loot and riot. That police officer had every reason to shoot that thug. Race had nothing to do with it. When the officer told Michael Brown to move off the middle of the street, this thug assaulted the officer and tried to take his gun. A shot was fired in the initial struggle for the gun. The officer was so badly beaten that his face was fractured and he was almost knocked unconscious. The thug then started walking away from his crime. The officer regained his senses and told the thug to freeze. However, instead of freezing the thug put his hands in the air and insinuated that the officer would not shoot him. He then did a bum rush toward the officer. This guy was 6′ 4″ and almost 300 lbs. Should the officer just have let this thug beat him some more and take away his gun? The officer would have had to be insane to lets this guy get to him again. Your damned if you do, and dead if you don’t, in the crazy world of black on white racism.

The certified contemptible Attorney General running the “Justice Department” will now try to come up with something to prosecute this police officer. From what was said by eyewitnesses, it was clear that the officer was just doing his job and protecting his own life. The thug was out of control. He attacked and then did not obey a law officer and he got himself killed. If anyone else is to blame, it is those in the black society that enable these thugs. Many other black people got killed in our cities that day, but you did not hear about those people because black thugs committed those shootings. Had the officer in Ferguson been black, mainstream media would not have showed up, and the riots would not have taken place.

In fact, since this happened, a black officer shot and killed an unarmed white person and this person was not committing any crime. Nobody in MSM is covering that incident. Where are the white riots and protests?

The idea that white officers are out there just looking for black people to kill is so absurd it is not worth talking about. The facts are clear. Almost all shootings of blacks are carried out by other black thugs. It is high time that blacks do something about black thugs in their society. It is also high time that blacks stopped using shootings as an excuse to loot. It really all comes down to one thing. How are blacks raising or not raising their children. If black adults want someone to blame, they may first look in the mirror.

The facts are that if you took out black crime in our big cities, the United States would then have a lower crime rate than Europe. The facts are that black on white crime is 50 times greater than white on black crime in this nation. The facts are that police arrest more blacks disproportionally to the American population because blacks disproportionally commit many more crimes.

Do you really want to know why the Ferguson government is mostly white in a 65 percent black majority city? The fact is that most blacks in Ferguson do not come out and vote for black candidates. And the police officers in Ferguson are mostly white because the other towns in St. Louis County hire black officers away from the city of Ferguson. They want black officers on their force so they give black officers more incentives to join their police force. There are plenty of black officers on the St. Louis County Police Force but when they were in charge, the black people still looted and rioted. In fact, when the State Police were put in control, the people still looted and rioted. Many black race agitators just used this as an opportunity to cause trouble and many of them were not from Ferguson.

I would agree that we are all living in what is increasingly becoming a police state. However, whose fault is that? Who elected the people who militarized our police forces and what federal government administration continues giving local police forces free military equipment?

Eric Holder said that even he has been stopped and harassed by the police a couple of times. I have news for him, so have I, and I am white. Even so, who empowers task forces that stop people for no good reason if not this administration? The local police are just following federal directives. If they do not stop vehicles to enforce certain laws, federal funds could be withheld from them. It is federal law that encourages law enforcement to confiscate and sell the property of those charged with drug crimes (not convicted). The hypocrisy of the Obama administration is obvious.

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Hollywood Condemns Muhammad

Tony Palmer and Pope Francis Believe Protestants are Spiritual Racist

Originally posted on THE WORD on The Word of Faith (a GroupBlog):

I guess I am a spiritual racist. I am almost finished watching the video and my heart is sick, very sick.

To see Palmer falsely claim that the protestant protest is over and we are all now Catholic was bad. But for him to claim we are in the “post-protestant era” and we are spiritual racist if we don’t believe so,, is too much. So many people will be emotionally manipulated by this.

I have been following this. The RCC was supposed to have signed an agreement with the Lutherans saying the RCC now believes in justification by faith alone but Palmer won’t tell you that right after that the RCC issued a “clarification paper” saying that the RCC and the small liberal Lutheran group that they signed the agreement with are still “divergent” in their views of justification. They in effect recanted on their so called recantation on…

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Israel Lives!

Psalm 36

I have a message from God in my heart
concerning the sinfulness of the wicked:
There is no fear of God
before their eyes.

In their own eyes they flatter themselves
too much to detect or hate their sin.
The words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful;
they fail to act wisely or do good.
Even on their beds they plot evil;
they commit themselves to a sinful course
and do not reject what is wrong.

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the skies.
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
your justice like the great deep.
You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.
How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house;
you give them drink from your river of delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light we see light.

10 Continue your love to those who know you,
your righteousness to the upright in heart.
11 May the foot of the proud not come against me,
nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.
12 See how the evildoers lie fallen—
thrown down, not able to rise!

D14723_3Israel Lives!

America, Bless God!

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“Our Founders didn’t just tell us that we have rights. They told us where those rights come from. And it was not from constitutions, and it was not from victories on the battlefield. It was not from stock markets and the strength of our economic life. It was not from any human power or any human judgments whatsoever. For in that great language, in those great words, they invite us to bow our knee before that source of our rights, which is the source of all our strength and all our dignity: the power, the will, the authority of our Creator, God.”

Alan Keyes

Fourth of July speech in Iowa, July 4, 1999

“The family has always been the cornerstone of American society.  Our families nurture, preserve, and pass on to each succeeding generation the values we share and cherish, values that are the foundation for our freedoms.  In the family we learn our first lessons of God and man, love and discipline, rights and responsibilities, human dignity and human frailty.

Our families give us daily examples of these lessons being put into practice.  In raising and instructing our children, in providing personal and compassionate care for the elderly, in maintaining the spiritual strength of religious commitment among our people – in these and other ways, America’s families make immeasurable contributions to America’s well-being.

Today more than ever, it is essential that these contributions not be taken for granted and that each of us remember that the strength of our families is vital to the strength of our nation.”

President Ronald Reagan in his writings, 1986.

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The Kansas State House Prayer

http://www.hivlawandpolicy.org/sites/www.hivlawandpolicy.org/files/signature_images/Kansas.jpgIn the Kansas State House in Topeka, Kansas on January 23, 1996, Joe Wright, the pastor of Central Christian Church in Wichita, was invited to pray as a guest chaplain, and read this prayer:

 

Heavenly Father,

We come before You today to ask Your Forgiveness and seek Your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, ”Woe to those who call evil good,” but that’s exactly what we have done. We have lost our Spiritual equilibrium and inverted our values. We confess that; we have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word and called it pluralism; We have worshipped other gods and called it multiculturalism; We have endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle; We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery; We have neglected the needy and called it self preservation; We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare; We have killed our unborn and called it choice; We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable; We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem; We have abused power and called it political savvy; We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition; We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression; We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

Search us, O God, and know our hearts today; try us and see if there be some wicked way in us; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Guide and bless these men and women who have been sent here by the people of this state and who have been ordained by You, to govern this great state of Kansas. Grant them your wisdom to rule and may their decisions direct us to the center of Your Will.

I ask in the name of your Son, The Living Savior, Jesus Christ.

 

 

The response was immediate. A number of legislators walked out during the prayer in protest.  In 6 short weeks, Central Christian Church logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls responding negatively. The church has received international requests for copies of this prayer in countries such as India, Africa, and Korea.

Commentator Paul Harvey repeated this prayer on the radio, and he received a larger response to that program than any other he has ever aired.

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All Politics is Local

http://gallery.mailchimp.com/be37d5414ec925b2818e895c6/images/2a157e41-21b3-4b18-acba-3787f455d824.jpgThey say all politics is local, but this is easy to forget amidst the incessant frenzy of a 24-hour news cycle that tends to focus exclusively on national politics. For many people, particularly those residing in sprawling suburban bedroom communities or bustling urban centers, it is easy to overlook the local in favor of the national.

It’s not only average citizens who suffer from this myopia. Our elected representatives travel to Washington under the guise of representing the folks back home but all too often betray the interests of those who elected them in favor of self-promotion and the attainment of national stature. Turns out, however, that in some American communities politics is still very much a local affair. Voters expect their man or woman in Washington to actually pay attention to them and represent their interests. In these districts, politicians ignore the local at their peril.

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor recently learned this lesson the hard way. In the primary race for Virginia’s 7th District seat, Cantor was expected to trounce his opponent, a little known professor from Randolph Macon College named David Brat. Cantor was, after all, the House Majority Leader and heir apparent to succeed House Speaker John Boehner.  He raised $5 million to Brat’s $200,000 and outspent his challenger twenty to one. He is a darling of Wall Street, an agent of K Street, and a consummate Beltway insider. For anyone who follows basic national politics, Eric Cantor is a household name. So confident was Cantor of victory that he spent election day with lobbyists rather than with constituents in his home district.

Someone should have reminded Majority Leader Cantor that in Virginia’s 7th District, politics is still local. Brat trounced Cantor by a whopping 11% of the vote. The economics professor who based his campaign around a commitment to Main Street whipped the Establishment’s boy. It was a shocking victory for grassroots conservatism, one that left Cantor’s high-rolling financiers wondering whether to whistle or wind their watches.

“Dollars don’t vote,” he said. “People do.”

Much theorizing has been done by pundits attempting to identify the reason for Brat’s win: The base is rising up against the Blue Bloods of the Republican party. Cantor was too accommodating to the Democrats on the issue of immigration reform. The GOP Establishment is paying the price for  underestimating the antipathy it has created within the rank and file. Cantor offended some local party bosses, etc…

Undoubtedly there’s some truth in all of these explanations, but at the end of the day it is David Brat who articulated the reason for Cantor’s defeat better than anyone else: “Dollars don’t vote,” he said. “People do.”  Therein lies the rub. Cantor arrogantly believed that money and power and position and reputation could insulate him from electoral defeat, and the people proved him wrong.

David Brat’s victory in the face of daunting odds should inspire hope in the heart of every American who is tired of being taken for granted and who wants to take their country back from the special interests. To heck with the conventional wisdom. To heck with the lobbyists and special interests. Dollars don’t vote. People do. And hopefully, inspired by Dave Brat’s unexpected win, a lot more will do so in the future.

Ken Connor is an attorney and co-author of “Sinful Silence: When Christians Neglect Their Civic Duty.” He is also the Distinguished Fellow of Law and Human Dignity at the John Jay Institute’s Center for a Just Society.

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Are You Living in Fantasyland?

Originally posted on GOD, GUTS,OLD GLORYand AMMO:

An Open Letter to President Obama: Are You Living in Fantasyland?

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President Barack Obama (Official White House photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Dear Mr. President,

Can you please tell me which world you were referring to, when, just the other day, you declared to Tumblr users (I am assuming that Tumblr is not a drug) that the world “is less violent than it has ever been?”

I find it very confusing, because on the one hand you claim you learned about the IRS scandal and the Veteran’s Affairs wait-list scandal from the media, and on the other hand, it appears you don’t even pay attention to the world news.

Not only is the world not the safest it has ever been, it is the most dangerous it has ever been! And much of the downfall has taken place with your White House…

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Notable Quotes From A Few of Our Founding Fathers

John Adams (1735 – 1826)

Served eight years as Vice President under George Washington, second President of the United States, member of the Continental Congress, and signer of the Declaration of Independence.

“Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only law book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited!  Every member would be obliged in conscience, to temperance, frugality, and industry; to justice, kindness, and charity towards his fellow man; and to piety, love, and reverence toward Almighty God…What a Eutopia, what a Paradise would this region be.”  ~In is diary entry dated February 22, 1756

“I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in Providence for the illumination of the ignorant, and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.” ~In his notes for A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1765

“It is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand.” ~Wrote to Zabdiel Adams, June 21, 1776

“Religion and virtue are the only foundations…of republicanism and all free governments.” ~Wrote in June of 1776

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion.  Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” ~In letter addressing the First Brigade of the Third Division of the Militia, October 11, 1798

“If it be the pleasure of Heaven that my country shall require the poor offering of my life, the victim shall be ready, at the appointed hour of sacrifice, come when that hour may.  But while I do live, let me have a country, and that a free country.” ~In a speech before the Continental Congress to the delegates from the Thirteen Colonies on July 1, 1776

 

“I have thought proper to recommend, and I hereby recommend accordingly, that Thursday, the twenty-fifth day of April next, be observed throughout the United States as a day of solemn humiliation, fasting, and prayer; that the citizens on that day abstain, as far as may be, from their secular occupation, and to devote the time to the sacred duties of religion, in public and in private;

that they call in mind our numerous offenses against the most high God, confess them before Him with the sincerest penitence, implore his pardoning mercy, through the Great Mediator and Redeemer, for our past transgressions, and that through the grace of His Holy Spirit, we may be disposed and enabled to yield a more suitable obedience to his righteous requisitions in time to come; that He would interpose to arrest the progress of that impiety and licentiousness in principle and practice to Himself and so ruinous to mankind;

that He would make us deeply sensible that ‘righteousness exalteth a nation but sin is a reproach to any people.’” ~He wrote on March 6, 1799 while calling for a National Fast Day.

More John Adams quotes

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Penned the words of the Declaration of Independence.  He was an author, architect, educator, and scientist.  The third President of the United States of America.

“And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure if we have lost the only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God?  That they are not violated but with His wrath?  Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.” ~Notes about slavery on the State of Virginia, 1781

“I am for freedom of religion, and against all maneuvers to bring about a legal ascendancy of one sect over another.”

“The Bible is the cornerstone of liberty…Students’ perusal of the sacred volume will make us better citizens, better fathers, and better husbands.”

“The practice of morality being necessary for the well-being of society, He has taken care to impress its precepts so indelibly on our hearts that they shall not be effaced by the subtleties of our brain.  We all agree in the obligation of the moral precepts of Jesus and nowhere will they be found delivered in greater purity than in His discourses.” ~The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, September 27, 1809

“The precepts of philosophy, and of the Hebrew code, laid hold of actions only.  Jesus pushed his scrutinies into the heart of man, erected his tribunal in the region of his thoughts, and purified the waters at the fountain head.” ~From the papers of Thomas Jefferson entitled, “Syllabus of an Estimate of the Merit of the Doctrines of Jesus, Compared with Those of Others.” April 23, 1803

“Almighty God, Who has given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will.  Bless our land with honorable ministry, sound learning, and pure manners. 

Save us from violence, discord, and confusion, from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way.  Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitude brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues.

Endow with Thy Spirit of wisdom to whom in Thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that through obedience to Thy law, we may show forth Thy praise among the nations of the earth.

In time of prosperity fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in Thee to fail; all of which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.” ~His National Prayer for Peace on March 4, 1805.

More Thomas Jefferson quotes

George Washington (1732-1799)

Commander-in-Chief in the Revolutionary War, President of the Continental Congress, first President of the United States of America, known as “The Father of His country,” eulogized by Henry Lee as, “First in War, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countryman.”

“No country upon Earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings…Much to be regretted indeed would it be, were to neglect the means and depart from the road which Providence has pointed us to, so plainly; I cannot believe it will ever come to pass.  The Great Governor of the Universe has led us too long and too far…to forsake us in the midst of it…We may now and then, get bewildered; but I hope and trust that there is good sense and virtue enough left to recover the right path.” ~In Washington’s letter to General Benjamin Lincoln, his deputy in the War, who accepted British General Cornwallis’ sword at his surrender.

“I am sure that never was a people, who had more reason to acknowledge a Divine interposition in their affairs, than those of the United States; and I should be pained to believe that they have forgotten that agency, which was so often manifested during our Revolution, or that they failed to consider the omnipotence of that God who is alone able to protect them.” ~In his letter written to John Armstrong, 1792

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morals are indispensable supports…Let it simply be asked, ‘Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice?’  And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.  Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar stature, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”

“The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.”~In his Inaugural Address, April 30, 1789

More George Washington quotes

 

VIDEO An Open Letter From An American To Barack Obama

Originally posted on Reclaim Our Republic:

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June 3, 2014 by Joe Barfield

I’m a white, Christian, heterosexual male who believes in the right to life; and I firmly disagree with you, Mr. Obama. I believe in freedom of religion and the right to bear arms. I believe in the sanctity of a traditional marriage–you know, the bond between a man and a woman. I believe in the American Constitution. I believe in God and my country. For you and your minions, that makes me treasonous, a terrorist, homophobic, and a racist. I’m also something else that is far more terrifying to the radical left, something they may never have heard of before. I’m an American.

Without question, I would have saved the Americans in Benghazi. They would not have been left behind. I would bring charges against all who failed to take action.

I would arm all military personnel. Fort Hood would never have happened if…

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Contrast Barack Obama’s Quotes About Islam With His Quotes About Christianity

A U.S. President’s Prayer to God

This prayer was written in part a few days before the planned invasion but was completed in the middle of the night by President Roosevelt as he stayed up to listen to reports on the progress of the U.S. and Allies’ landings on France’s beaches, with massive forces concentrating on the coast of Normandy. He submitted it to the press the following morning to print up for the American people to read and consider it and to follow along as he read it at 9pm on June 6th, 1944. He asked the entire nation to pray for a quick victory by God’s gracious hand. And cities across the nation had  churches filled with citizens that were already doing just that.

Exposing the Puppeteer

From a fellow patriot and Christian, Eric Busby:

This is a little lengthy but worth the read. Don’t dismiss this. It is of the utmost importance! No matter which side of the aisle you stand, please read this.
Very Evil Human Being and his Puppet!A MUST READ BY ALL TRUE AMERICANS!!!
Steve Kroft (born August 22, 1945) is an American journalist and a longtime correspondent for “60 Minutes”.
His investigative reporting has garnered him much acclaim, including three Peabody Awards and nine Emmy awards,
one of which was an Emmy for Lifetime Achievement.
You can understand what is happening to our America after reading this.
May God have mercy upon our nation.
One Evil Human
FROM STEVE KROFT (“60 Minutes”)
Glen Beck has been developing material to show all the ties that Soros has through the nation and world along with his goals. This article is written by Steve Kroft from “60 Minutes”. It begins to piece together the rise of Obama and his behavior in leading the nation along with many members of Congress (in particular the Democrats, such as the election of Pelosi as the minority leader in Congress).If you have wondered where Obama came from and just how he quickly moved from obscurity to President, or why the media is “selective” in what we are told, here is the man who most probably put him there and is responsible. Soros controls President Obama’s every move. Think this is absurd? Invest a few minutes and read this. You won’t regret it.Who is Obama? Obama is a puppet and here is the explanation of the man or demon that pulls his strings. It’s not by chance that Obama can manipulate the world. I don’t think he knows how to tie his shoe laces. After reading this and Obama’s reluctance to accept help on the oil spill you wonder if the spill is part of the plan to destroy the U.S.? “In history, nothing happens by accident. If it happened, you can bet someone planned it. – Franklin Delano RooseveltWho Is George Soros? He brought the market down in 2 days. Here is what CBS’ Mr. Steve Kroft’s research has turned up. It’s a bit of a read, and it took 4 months to put it together. “The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States . “George Soros”George Soros is an evil man. He’s anti-God, anti-family, anti-American, and anti-good.” He killed and robbed his own Jewish people. What we have in Soros, is a multi-billionaire atheist with skewed moral values and a sociopath’s lack of conscience. He considers himself to be an elitist World class philosopher, despises the American way, and just loves to do social engineering and change cultures.Gyrgy Schwartz, better known to the world as George Soros, was born August 12, 1930 in Hungary . Soros’ father, Tivadar, was a fervent practitioner of the Esperanto language invented in 1887, and designed to be the first global language, free of any national identity. The Schwartz’s, who were non-practicing Jews, changed the family name to Soros in order to facilitate assimilation into the Gentile population, as the Nazis spread into Hungary during the 1930s.

When Hitler’s henchman Adolf Eichmann arrived in Hungary to oversee the murder of that country’s Jews, George Soros ended up with a man whose job was confiscating property from the Jewish population. Soros went with him on his rounds.

Soros has repeatedly called 1944 “the best year of his life.” 70% of Mr. Soros’s fellow Jews in Hungary, nearly a half-million human beings, were annihilated in that year, yet he gives no sign that this put any damper on his elation, either at the time or indeed in retrospect” During an interview with “Sixty Minute’s” Steve Kroft, Soros was asked about his “best year.”

KROFT: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson. SOROS: Yes. Yes.

KROFT: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from your fellow Jews, friends and neighbors. SOROS: Yes. That’s right. Yes.

KROFT: I mean, that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many, years. Was it difficult?

SOROS: No, not at all. Not at all, I rather enjoyed it.

KROFT: No feelings of guilt?

SOROS: No, only feelings of absolute power.

In his article, Muravchik describes how Soros has admitted to having carried some rather “potent messianic fantasies with me from childhood, which I felt I had to control, otherwise they might get me in trouble.” Be that as it may. After WWII, Soros attended the London School of Economics, where he fell under the thrall of fellow atheist and Hungarian, Karl Popper, one of his professors. Popper was a mentor to Soros until Popper’s death in 1994. Two of Popper’s most influential teachings concerned “the open society,” and Fallibilism.

Fallibilism is the philosophical doctrine that all claims of knowledge could, in principle, be mistaken. (Then again, I could be wrong about that.) The “open society” basically refers to a “test and evaluate” approach to social engineering. Regarding “open society” Roy Childs writes, “Since the Second World War, most of the Western democracies have followed Popper’s advice about piecemeal social engineering and democratic social reform, and it has gotten them into a grand mess.”

In 1956 Soros moved to New York City , where he worked on Wall Street, and started amassing his fortune. He specialized in hedge funds and currency speculation. Soros is absolutely ruthless, amoral, and clever in his business dealings, and quickly made his fortune. By the 1980s he was well on his way to becoming the global powerhouse that he is today.

In an article Kyle-Anne Shiver wrote for “The American Thinker” she says, “Soros made his first billion in 1992 by shorting the British pound with leveraged billions in financial bets, and became known as the man who broke the Bank of England. He broke it on the backs of hard-working British citizens who immediately saw their homes severely devalued and their life savings cut drastically, almost overnight.”

In 1994 Soros crowed in “The New Republic ,” that “the former Soviet Empire is now called the Soros Empire.” The Russia-gate scandal in 1999, which almost collapsed the Russian economy, was labeled by Rep. Jim Leach, then head of the House Banking Committee, to be “one of the greatest social robberies in human history. “The Soros Empire” indeed. In 1997 Soros almost destroyed the economies of Thailand and Malaysia . At the time, Malaysia ‘s Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohammad, called Soros “a villain, and a moron.” Thai activist Weng Tojirakarn said, “We regard George Soros as a kind of Dracula. He sucks the blood from the people.”

The website Greek National Pride reports, “Soros was part of the full court press that dismantled Yugoslavia and caused trouble in Georgia , Ukraine and Myanmar [Burma]. Calling himself a philanthropist, Soros’ role is to tighten the ideological stranglehold of globalization and the New World Order while promoting his own financial gain. He is without conscience; a capitalist who functions with absolute amorality.”

France has upheld an earlier conviction against Soros, for felony insider trading. Soros was fined $2.9 million dollars. Recently, his native Hungary fined Soros $2.2 million dollars for “illegal market manipulation.” Elizabeth Crum writes that the Hungarian economy has been in a state of transition as the country seeks to become more financially stable and westernized. Soros deliberately drove down the share price of its largest bank and put Hungary’s economy into a wicked tailspin, one from which it is still trying to recover.

My point here is that Soros is a planetary parasite. His grasp, greed, and gluttony have a global reach. But what about America? Soros told Australia’s national newspaper The Australian. “America, as the centre of the globalized financial markets, was sucking up the savings of the world. This is now over. The game is out,” he said, adding that the time has come for a very serious adjustment in American’s consumption habits. He implied that he was the one with the power to bring this about.

Soros: “World financial crisis is “stimulating” and “in a way, the culmination of my life’s work.”

Obama has recently promised $10 billion of our tax dollars to Brazil , in order to give them a leg-up in expanding their offshore oil fields. Obama’s largesse towards Brazil came shortly after his political financial backer, George Soros, invested heavily in Brazilian oil (Petrobras).

Tait Trussel writes, “The Petrobras loan may be a windfall for Soros and Brazil , but it is a bad deal for the U. S. The American Petroleum Institute estimates that oil exploration in the U. S. could create 160,000 new, well-paying jobs, as well as $1.7 trillion in revenues to federal, state, and local governments, all while fostering greater energy security and independence.”

A blog you might want to keep an eye on is SorosWatch. com. Their mission: “This blog is dedicated to all who have suffered due to the ruthless financial pursuits of George Soros. Your stories are many and varied, but the theme is the same: the destructive power of greed without conscience. We pledge to tirelessly watch Soros wherever he goes and to print the truth in the hope that he will one day be made to stop preying upon the world’s poor, and that justice will be served.”

Back to America. Soros has been actively working to destroy America from the inside out for some years now. People have been warning us. Two years ago, news sources reported that “Soros [is] an extremist who wants open borders, a one-world foreign policy, legalized drugs, euthanasia, and on and on. This is off-the-chart dangerous.” In 1997 Rachel Ehrenfeld wrote, “Soros uses his philanthropy to change or more accurately deconstruct the moral values and attitudes of the Western world, and particularly of the American people. His “open society” is not about freedom; it is about license. His vision rejects the notion of ordered liberty, in favor of a PROGRESSIVE ideology of rights and entitlements.”

Perhaps the most important of these “whistle blowers” are David Horowitz and Richard Poe. Their book “The Shadow Party” outlines in detail how Soros hijacked the Democratic Party, and now owns it lock, stock, and barrel. Soros has been packing the Democratic Party with radicals, and ousting moderate Democrats for years. The Shadow Party became the Shadow Government, which recently became the Obama Administration.

Discover The Networks. org (another good source) writes, “By his [Soros'] own admission, he helped engineer coups in Slovakia, Croatia, Georgia, and Yugoslavia . When Soros targets a country for “regime change,” he begins by creating a shadow government, a fully formed government-in-exile, ready to assume power when the opportunity arises. The Shadow Party he has built in America greatly resembles those he has created in other countries prior to instigating a coup.”

November 2008 edition of the German magazine “Der Spiegel,” in which Soros gives his opinion on what the next POTUS (President of the U.S.) should do after taking office. “I think we need a large stimulus package.” Soros thought that around $600 billion would be about right. Soros also said that “I think Obama presents us a great opportunity to finally deal with global warming and energy dependence. The U.S. needs a cap and trade system with auctioning of licenses for emissions rights.”

Although Soros doesn’t (yet) own the Republican Party, like he does the Democrats, make no mistake, his tentacles are spread throughout the Republican Party as well.

Soros is a partner in the Carlyle Group where he has invested more than 100 million dollars. According to an article by “The Baltimore Chronicle’s” Alice Cherbonnier, the Carlye Group is run by “a veritable who’s who of former Republican leaders,” from CIA man Frank Carlucci, to CIA head and ex-President George Bush, Sr.

In late 2006, Soros bought about 2 million shares of Halliburton, Dick Cheney’s old stomping grounds. When the Democrats and Republicans held their conventions in 2000, Soros held Shadow Party conventions in the same cities, at the same time. In 2008, Soros donated $5,000,000,000 (that’s Five Billion) to the Democratic National Committee, DNC, to insure Obama’s win and wins for many other Alinsky trained Radical Rules Anti-American Socialist. George Soros has been contributing a $ billion plus to the DNC since Clinton came on the scene.

Soros has dirtied both sides of the aisle, trust me. And if that weren’t bad enough, he has long held connections with the CIA. And I mustn’t forget to mention Soros’ involvement with the MSM (Main Stream Media), the entertainment industry (e. g. he owns 2.6 million shares of Time Warner), and the various political advertising organizations he funnels $millions to. In short, George Soros controls or influences most of the MSM. Little wonder they ignore the TEA PARTY, Soro’s NEMESIS.

As Matthew Vadum writes, “The liberal billionaire-turned-philanthropist has been buying up media properties for years in order to drive home his message to the American public that they are too materialistic, too wasteful, too selfish, and too stupid to decide for themselves how to run their own lives.”

Richard Poe writes, “Soros’ private philanthropy, totaling nearly $5 billion, continues underminingAmerica ‘s traditional Western values. His giving has provided funding of abortion rights, atheism, drug legalization, sex education, euthanasia, feminism, gun control, globalization, mass immigration, gay marriage and other radical experiments in social engineering.”

Some of the many NGOs (Non-Government Organizations) that Soros funds with his billions are: MoveOn. org, the Apollo Alliance , Media Matters for America , the Tides Foundation, the ACLU, ACORN, PDIA (Project on Death In America ), La Raza, and many more. For a more complete list, with brief descriptions of the NGOs, go to DiscoverTheNetworks. org.

Poe continues, “Through his global web of Open Society Institutes and Open Society Foundations, Soros has spent 25 years recruiting, training, indoctrinating and installing a network of loyal operatives in 50 countries, placing them in positions of influence and power in media, government, finance and academia.”

Without Soros’ money, would the Saul Alinsky’s Chicago machine still be rolling? Would SEIU, ACORN, and La Raza still be pursuing their nefarious activities? Would Big Money and lobbyists still be corrupting government? Would our college campuses still be retirement homes for 1960s radicals?

America stands at the brink of an abyss, and that fact is directly attributable to Soros. Soros has vigorously, cleverly, and insidiously planned the ruination of America and his puppet, Barack Obama, is leading the way.

The words of Patrick Henry are apropos: “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!”
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“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. – Thomas Jefferson
Above information researched by CBS Steve Kroft

Recipe for Retribution: An Analysis of the Isla Vista Shootings

Yeah, this is a great analysis-thanks, David!

 

 

It was said that he was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome so here is an article to dispute that diagnosis. I believe he could have had this autism, which is characterized with outbursts of anger-something that would have been observed in the home life-  but it was also coupled with his narcissisism.

The Isla Vista Shooter: This is Not the Autism Spectrum

The mass murderer displayed malignant narcissism, envy, and entitlement that are not typical with his reported autism spectrum diagnosis. Misunderstanding mental illness introduces potential for misplaced fear.
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WHY SHOULD HE WORRY ABOUT AMERICANS –IT’ ISLAM HE LOVES

Originally posted on GOD, GUTS,OLD GLORYand AMMO:

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Bergdahl release arrangement could threaten the safety of Americans, Republicans say

By Karen Tumulty, Published: May 31

Amid jubilation Saturday over the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from captivity by the Taliban, senior Republicans on Capitol Hill said they were troubled by the means by which it was accomplished, which was a deal to release five Afghan detainees from the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Top Republicans on the Senate and House armed services committees went so far as to accuse President Obama of having…

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WHY ALL THE MASS MURDERING?

Originally posted on GOD, GUTS,OLD GLORYand AMMO:

Elliot Rodger and Why Mass Murders Are Really Rising

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Mass murderer Elliot Rodger said in a video that he was “forced to endure an existence of loneliness, rejection and unfulfilled desires” since puberty. (YouTube)

“This is my last video. It all has to come to this. Tomorrow is the day of retribution, the day in which I will have my revenge against humanity—against all of you. I’ll be a god exacting my retribution on all those who deserve it. Just for the crime of living a better life than me.”

Those were among the last words of Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old gunman police say killed six people in a drive-by shooting after stabbing three others to death in his apartment last weekend. Ultimately, he also committed suicide. His agony was on display in a disturbing YouTube video that also recorded the disgruntled virgin youth saying, “You…

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The Forgotten Prisoners

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“There is a growing tendency all over the world to disguise the
real grounds upon which ‘non-conformists’ are imprisoned.”
— Peter Benenson, “The Forgotten Prisoners”, 28 May 1961.[1]

“Any person who is physically restrained (by imprisonment or
otherwise) from expressing (in any form of words or symbols)
an opinion which he honestly holds and which does not advocate
or condone personal violence.”
— The article defining the term Prisoner of Conscience.[1]

“Pressure of opinion a hundred years ago brought about the
emancipation of the slaves. It is now for man to insist upon
the same freedom for his mind as he has won for his body.”
— Peter Benenson, “The Forgotten Prisoners”.[1]

“The Forgotten Prisoners” is an article by Peter Benenson published in The Observer on 28 May 1961.[1][2] Citing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights articles 18 and 19, it announced a campaign on “Appeal for Amnesty, 1961″ and called for “common action”. The article also launched the book Persecution 1961 and its stories of doctor Agostinho Neto, philosopher Constantin Noica, lawyer Antonio Amat and Ashton Jones and Patrick Duncan.[1]

Amnesty International

OPEN your newspaper any day of the week and you will find a report from somewhere in the world of someone being imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions or religion are unacceptable to his government. There are several million such people in prison—by no means all of them behind the Iron and Bamboo Curtains—and their numbers are growing. The news paper reader feels a sickening sense of impotence. Yet if these feelings of disgust all oer the world could be united into common action, something effective could be done.

In 1945 the founder members of the United Nations approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article 18.—
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion: this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom either alone or in company with others in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
Article 19.—
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression: this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

There is at present no sure way of finding out how many countries permit their citizens to enjoy these two fundamental freedoms. What matters is not the rights that exist on paper in the Constitution, but whether they can be exercised and enforced in practice. No government, for instance, is at greater pains to emphasize its constitutional guarantees than the Spanish, but it fails to apply them.

There is a growing tendency all over the world to disguise the real grounds upon which “non-conformists” are imprisoned. In Spain, students who circulate leaflets calling for the right to hold discussions on current affairs are charged with “military rebellion.” In Hungary, Catholic priests who have tried to keep their choir schools open have been charged with “homosexuality.” These cover-up charges indicate that governments are by no means insensitive to the pressure of outside opinion. And when world opinion is concentrated on one weak spot, it can sometimes succeed in making a government relent. For instance, the Hungarian poet Tibor Dery was recently released after the formation of “Tibor Dery committees” in many countries; and Professor Tierno Galvan and his literary friends were acquitted in Spain this March, after the arrival of some distinguished foreign observers…

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It would be wonderful if the nations that cannot, will not or have been found not to abide by the Human Rights Constitution of the U.N. be removed or their voices silenced. Instead, the U.N. allows for the worst offenders to head the Human Rights Commission.

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