Mary and I just returned home to Florida after visiting family and old friends in South Carolina, North Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. Dinner conversations took the term “low-info-voter” to an entirely new level. While a few friends and relatives were politically well informed, the majority were shockingly clueless.
Our family and friends are well aware that my wife Mary and I are political activists and members of the Tea Party. When asked who they should vote for president, I recommended Ted Cruz, of whom they never heard. Someone said, “Isn’t there a black doctor running?” They know Trump from his TV shows. They know a woman and a Bush are running. That was the extent of my family and friends knowledge of the GOP primary.… Continue Reading
According to the experts, much of the Millennial generation is besotted with the candidacy of Bernie Sanders. Note: Millennials are the largest voting bloc by age.
Born between 1981 and 2000, and mostly in their 20s and early 30s, many Millennials are showing up at rallies of the self-proclaimed “Democratic Socialist” U.S. senator from Vermont and cheering his diatribes against “the billionaire class.”
Like the Baby Boomers and Gen Xers before them, many Millennials are highly educated. You’d think they’d be wary of anyone sporting a socialist brand. With the glaring exception of Bernie Sanders, modern-day progressives go out of their way to avoid the label.
National Socialist Germany, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Mao’s China, Pol Pot’s Cambodia, the prison camp nation of North Korea and other socialist experiments in mass murder should have been enough to sully the name of socialism forever.… Continue Reading
“But to us, to whom murder has once for all been forbidden, it is unlawful even to destroy the fetus in the womb whilst the blood is still forming into a human being. Prevention of birth is premature murder; nor does it alter the question whether one takes away a life already born, or destroys one which is in process of formation. That also is a human being, which is about to become one, just as every fruit exists already in the seed.”
Tertullian (160 AD-220 AD)
Written by Laurie Higgins
Whoomp, there it is, another gangrenous vote from morally necrotic U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kirk (R-IL). Yesterday, the Democrats filibustered a bill that would have banned abortion after 20 weeks—a bill intended to prevent the torturous deaths of 18,000 tiny, defenseless human beings every year, humans who, while able to feel pain, are being crushed and dismembered in their mothers’ wombs.… Continue Reading
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks during the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California on Sept 16, 2015.
Written by Stoyan Zaimov
Ben Carson sparked outrage from his fellow Republican presidential candidates and members of the Muslim community after stating on Sunday that a Muslim man or woman should not be elected president of the United States.
“I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that,” the retired neurosurgeon told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
The Republican candidate pointed as a warning to the Boston Marathon bombers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who immigrated to the United States as refugees from Kyrgyzstan, before carrying out the 2013 bombing that killed six people and injured 280.
Full disclosure: As goes election 2016, I’m decidedly not in the Donald Trump camp. To compare Trump to Ronald Reagan, as some have done, is like comparing a Hostess Ding Dong to a seven course meal at Osteria Francescana. Though each may please the palate, the latter offers both substance and sustenance, while the former, a quick endorphin fix and empty calories.
Trump is no conservative. He’s a big-government, tax-and-spend liberal who has spent most his life supporting Democrats and Democratic causes. Mr. Trump’s moral compass lacks due north. Its needle spins faster than Hillary Clinton on a Tilt-A-Whirl. Donald Trump believes what Donald Trump believes because he’s Donald Trump – not because what he believes has any basis in fact.… Continue Reading
A pro-family activist agrees with many U.S. House Republicans
that Speaker John Boehner should step aside.
Written by Chad Groening & Billy Davis
“John Boehner needs to step down rather than be forced out of office. He’s done a terrible job as Speaker,” says Phil Burress, chairman of Citizens for Community Values.
Burress lives in Boehner’s congressional district, the 8th District, which Boehner has represented since 1991. He has served as Speaker since 2011.
Burress shared his views with OneNewsNow as news came this week that some Republicans in the House are again opposing Boehner’s re-election as Speaker.
If that sounds familiar, it’s because conservatives in the House have opposed Boehner for some time. Repeated attempts to oust him have grown stronger each year but still failed. In January, a record 25 representatives voted present or voted for another candidate.… Continue Reading
Shattered Consensus: The Rise and Decline of America’s Postwar Political Order by James Pierson may be one of the best books ever written on American political history. It traces the evolution of both political parties from the aftermath of World War I to the present. What is especially interesting is how, following the death of John F. Kennedy, the Democratic Party turned away from traditional liberalism, when Democrats still believed in American exceptionalism. JFK would have been considered a raging conservative today, as he believed in lower taxes, a strong national defense, and the pre-eminence of the United States’ place in the world as a force for good.
Liberalism is no longer merely a philosophy of government, as it was during the Progressive Era, but rather an integral part of modern government itself, which is why it cannot be killed by its policy failures, lost arguments, or even lost elections.
At a National Press Club event in Washington D.C. on Thrusday, Louisiana Governor and GOP presidential candidate Bobby Jindal took on billionaire and GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump.
Gov. Jindal began his statements saying, “I want to say what everyone is thinking about Donald Trump but is afraid to say.” Jindal went on to say, “He is shallow, there is no substance. He doesn’t know anything about policy, he has no idea what he is talking about. He makes it up on the fly.”
Jindal called Trump “unstable,” “a narcissist,” “egomaniac,” “unserious,” and “a carnival act.”
Please take a few minutes to watch the video below of Gov. Jindal’s epic smack down of Donald Trump and then pass it on.