Written by Robert Knight
Socialism is still in vogue, regardless of its sorry record all over the world for the last century. The Free Stuff Army is on the march, especially in the United States.
There’s something about deploying the government as a mugger to obtain the fruits of someone else’s labor that appeals to the worst in us. But it invariably leads to poverty, dishonesty and even tyranny.
Years ago, I visited Jamaica when it was under a socialist government. Things had deteriorated. Trying to fool the people, the government ordered imported goods to be repackaged as locally produced.
I asked a guy in Kingston when I saw a bottle of Johnson & Johnson baby powder where the factory was, and he laughed and said, “There is no factory. They just rebottled the powder and slapped a ‘Made in Jamaica’ label on it.”
Instead of serving wine from California or Europe, the Jamaican restaurants featured reconstituted vintages labeled “Made in Jamaica” that could have doubled as industrial floor cleaners.… Continue Reading
Written by Ken Blackwell
The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has many allies within the Progressive movement. Funded largely by the most liberal elements of the Left, especially those within the b network, like his Center for American Progress, BLM has been a major motivator for the attacks on police officers all over the country.
With chants like “Pigs in a blanket, fry-em like bacon” and “What do we want? Dead Cops!,” the simple fact is that BLM has created an atmosphere of anger and hatred, and has incited violence against law enforcement officers across the country. In no way has the killing and wounding of law enforcement officers dampened the enthusiasm of the BLM. It would seem that no reasonable person or group, regardless of how liberal, would want to be associated with any organization that advocates the killing of anyone, especially police.… Continue Reading
Written by John Biver
Make no mistake, so many modern political battles are not between the religious and the non-religious. Rather, the biggest contests pit different religions against each other.
In this article, the topic is not the West’s clash with Islamism. That battle can be won again. It won’t be easy, but it can be accomplished. The list of battles between the West and Islam over the centuries is a long one. Here are just two examples where the good guys got the job done: Frankish military Charles Martel defeated the followers of Muhammed near Poitiers, France in the year 732. Polish King John III Sobieksi rode down from the north and took care of business outside the gates of Vienna in 1683.
The only way the Judeo-Christian West collapses is either through a surrender to Islam, or a surrender to the religion that is the greater short term threat: Leftism.… Continue Reading
Written by Hollis Hurd
In the case of King v. Burwell, decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in June of 2015, President Barack Obama won the day by convincing six justices that Obamacare would collapse if he lost. The case involved the so-called “individual mandate,” which imposes a financial penalty on those who neglect to buy health insurance. To many observers, the wording of Affordable Care Act seemed to impose the financial penalty only in states where a state exchange had been set up, not in states where the federal exchange operated by default.
At that time, only 16 states (and the District of Columbia) had set up state exchanges; the federal exchange covered the remaining 34 states. Thus, the specter was presented of no financial penalty for not buying health insurance in the 34 states covered only by the federal exchange. … Continue Reading
Written by J. Matt Barber
Moral clarity alert. The kid gloves are off. Time for some serious soul searching.
You proponents of the torturous live-dismemberment of children in the womb, just knock it off already. Your pro-abortion euphemisms – “pro-choice,” “reproductive freedom,” “women’s rights” and other such propagandist nonsense – have run their shameful course. As you regressive “progressives” like to say, “The science is settled.” Pre-born babies are objectively and empirically distinct persons with emotions, autonomy (though in a dependent stage of human development, not unlike post-birth babies) and the unalienable human rights intrinsic to all human beings.
Watch this amazing 4D ultrasound video posted on the “Meddy Bear” Facebook page and, absent some deeply-rooted, self-deluded and pathological ability to rationalize (a disturbing hallmark of the moral-relativist cultural and spiritual phenomenon), you will be left no other “choice” than to admit that the “pro-choice” myth is as dead as the death it represents.… Continue Reading
Written by Peter Tapsak and Jason Snead
With this November’s election looming just over the horizon, the topic of voter fraud is popping up much more frequently in our news feeds.
Progressives insist that voter fraud is a myth, a charade meant to justify repressive voting laws. The facts, however, tell a different story: Voter fraud is real, and if we ignore it, we leave our ballot boxes open to fraudsters who would rather steal elections than risk losing in a fair and open contest.
The Heritage Foundation’s “Does Your Vote Count” report identifies reasonable measures states can take to protect the integrity of their electoral systems without disenfranchising voters.
Many states have adopted these measures. Nevertheless, these safeguards, including voter ID laws, have come under scrutiny in state and federal courts.… Continue Reading