Vipers, Wolves, and the GOP

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“Peccant: guilty of a moral offense; violating a principle”

Written by Laurie Higgins

To applause from the Trump family, billionaire PayPal founder Peter Thiel spoke at the Republican National Convention last week saying, “[W]e are told that the great debate is about who gets to use which bathroom. This is a distraction from our real problems. Who cares?…I am proud to be gay. I am proud to be a Republican….I don’t pretend to agree with every plank in our party’s platform; but fake culture wars only distract us from our economic decline.”

Who cares? Many men and women care about the relationship between sex differences and physical privacy. And a great many of those men and women are in the Republican Party. Further, these “distractions” have been created and relentlessly advanced by not only leftists but increasingly leftists within the Republican Party.… Continue Reading

An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton About Black Babies

Written by Dr. Michael Brown

Is it all politics, or does Hillary understand the incongruity of her statements on black babies?

I know that you and Mr. Clinton have been considered real friends of the African-American community to the point that, before President Obama’s election, your husband was jokingly referred to as the nation’s first black president.

I also know that you have identified proudly as an “old fashioned Methodist” and that you warmly welcomed a contingent of African-American pastors who laid hands on you and anointed you as the next president. It is against this backdrop that I write this letter to you.

Speaking on July 18th to the NAACP convention, you said, “Right now, black kids are 500 percent more likely to die from asthma than white kids.… Continue Reading

Bishop E.W. Jackson Renews Call for Black Voters to Exit the Democrat Party

Four years after releasing a video that called for Black Christians to leave the Democrat Party, Bishop E.W. Jackson is renewing that call, and calling for Black Americans to leave the Democrat Party. “After eight years of the first black President, the black community is worse off now than it was when he was elected. The Democrat Party has become nothing more than a metaphorical slave ship, holding black voters captive, taking them where they don’t want to go, while telling them they’re on a luxury cruise. It is time to abandon ship.”

In 2008, 96% of African-Americans voted for Obama. Jackson believes they got “nothing in return for their loyalty. Unemployment is up and income is down. There is more poverty, violence and murder in the inner cities, no jobs and more illegal immigrants to compete for the few jobs that remain.”

Yesterday, Jackson was confronted by a white protestor outside of the Republican National Convention who accused him of being a “sellout” to the Black community.… Continue Reading

Sowell: The Dumbest Idea

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Written by Thomas Sowell

If there were a contest for the most stupid idea in politics, my choice would be the assumption that people would be evenly or randomly distributed in incomes, institutions, occupations or awards, in the absence of somebody doing somebody wrong.

Political crusades, bureaucratic empires and lucrative personal careers as grievance mongers have been built on the foundation of that assumption, which is almost never tested against any facts.

A recent article in the New York Times saw as a problem the fact that females are greatly under-represented among the highest rated chess players. Innumerable articles, TV stories and political outcries have been based on an “under-representation” of women in Silicon Valley, seen as a problem that needs to be solved.

Are there girls out there dying to play chess, who find the doors slammed shut in their faces?… Continue Reading

Left and Right Differences: A 5-Part Video Series

Left and Right Differences: A 5-Part Video Series

Written by John Biver

This is  a great series by Dennis Prager outlining the basic information more Americans need to hear. Enjoy.

Many people – including those who keep up with politics – cannot articulate the differences between the Left and the Right in a way that is fair and objective. In this five-part video series, Dennis Prager does exactly that. In under 30 minutes, you’ll understand the essential differences between the two.

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How big should the government be? And what is its proper role in the daily lives of Americans? The Left and Right have opposite answers.

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When setting public policy, what’s more important: intentions or results? Feeling good or doing good? When it comes to being guided by the heart or by the mind, the Left and Right are very different.… Continue Reading

Strange Bedfellows: How Trump and #NeverTrump Defeated Long Overdue Reform Of The RNC

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Written by the staff of Conservative HQ.

The most misunderstood and misreported story of the 2016 Republican National Convention is undoubtedly the Monday floor fight over whether or not there would be a roll call vote on the new Rules for the Republican National Committee.

Most of the media, and many if not most Trump delegates, seem convinced that the fight was all about “unbinding” delegates bound to vote for Trump by virtue of his primary vote.

The reality is that the impetus behind the efforts of Virginia’s National Committeeman Morton Blackwell and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli had nothing to do with the #NeverTrump effort to “unbind” delegates bound to Donald Trump – it was all about reforms to the Rules to return control of the RNC back to the state party organizations and grassroots Republican precinct officials that Blackwell has been working on for years.… Continue Reading

How to Lose Freedom in One Easy Step

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Written by Micah Clark

Millions of Americans may be watching the Republican national convention this week.  Some data is finding that this in an election year in which record numbers of voters seem to be interested in deciding who will be our next president.   For example, the Republican primary has seen a 62% increase in voter turnout this year over 2012, from 19.2 million votes four years ago to 31 million this year.

This may be why a new study of church engagement has caught pollsters by surprise. The new study from the American Culture and Faith Institute is being described as “nothing less than astounding.”  At a time when religious hostility is on the rise and recognized as a problem among a majority of all Americans, the very institutions targeted by such bigotry are in full retreating from the battle.… Continue Reading

America’s Worst President?

Written by Myron Magnet

After Thursday’s terrorist slaughter of policemen in Dallas, it’s fair to say that Barack Obama might well be the worst president in U.S. history. Here’s why.

The keynote of America’s domestic politics for the last 60 or 70 years—from sometime between the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v Board of Education school desegregation decision and the 1964 Civil Rights Act—has been the nation’s effort to undo the heinous wrongs that slavery and Jim Crow perpetrated on black Americans ever since the first slave was brought here in the 1640s. I am old enough to have had friends who were Freedom Riders, white college kids who went to Mississippi to register black citizens to vote. One I’ll never forget returned with tales of old people, whom legal chicanery had blocked from voting all their lives, marveling in almost Biblical language that such a miracle could be occurring in their own lifetimes, in their own towns.… Continue Reading

Islam at War with a Delusional, Suicidal West

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“Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”
~Barack Hussein Obama

Written by Matt Barber

Isn’t it about time we crusade for self-defense?

I’ll say it again. Political correctness is a barrier to truth and a pathway to tyranny.

It’s also deadly.

As I beheld across my social media feeds Thursday night, the horrific, blood-bathed images of 84-plus slaughtered innocents on the streets of Nice, France (at the hands of yet another Muslim named Mohamed), I was reminded of a quote by the great Winston Churchill: “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last.”

I was also reminded of a statement by Hillary Clinton: “Let’s be clear: Islam is not our adversary. Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.”

At best, this woman is an appeaser.… Continue Reading

The Power of Lawlessness

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Written by Robert Knight

Moral anarchy takes many forms.

It can percolate upward, when petty crimes are ignored by the authorities.

This used to happen routinely under progressive leadership in New York City, where litter, graffiti and boorish public behavior signaled the real and present danger of more serious crimes like muggings, murders and rapes.

Beginning with policing minor violations, crime-busting U.S. Attorney Rudolph Giuliani restored order while serving as New York’s mayor from 1994 to 2001. Ask any resident or New York visitor about the city’s atmosphere pre- and post-Giuliani.

An exponent of the “broken window” theory pioneered by the late political scientist James Q. Wilson and criminologist George L. Kelling, Mr. Giuliani reasoned that allowing minor crime such as subway fare evasion, trash-filled gutters, public drinking, public urination, and “squeegee men” who shake down motorists leads to disrespect for the law and major crime.… Continue Reading

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