Written by Jonathan Keiler
When President Barack Obama emphatically declared, in the wake of the recent Oregon shooting, that he intended to politicize his campaign to implement “common sense gun control” (which in his mind means Australian-like confiscation) my mind turned to a man most unlike Obama, the Greek philosopher Socrates. Socrates died because his fellow citizens politicized everything, and did not recognize individual liberties. So when Obama calls on Americans to politicize “gun control” he is deliberately and mischievously using the language of democracy to promote tyranny, just as Athenian “democrats” tyrannized their nation two millennia ago.
In 399 B.C. the citizens of Athens convicted Socrates of corrupting the city-state’s youth and for impiety. For this he was sentenced to death, compelled to drink a potion of hemlock until he expired. … Continue Reading
Written by David E. Smith
TONIGHT, starting at 7:30, Illinois Family Action will host a special webinar meeting to discuss the need to recruit conservative precinct committeeman with DuPage County Auditor Bob Grogan. This elected position is extremely important.
IMPORTANT: Before joining the webinar, you will need to install the Zoom software on your computer. Click HERE to download that ahead of time.
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- When: TONIGHT, October 15 at 7:30 p.m.
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Written by John Zmirak
Watching the Democrats debate Tuesday night, my first reaction was the obvious one: Dear God, half of my fellow citizens broadly agree with these maniacs — and some of them are operating airplanes I might have to fly on. I really don’t want my life in the hands of people who think that money comes out of thin air, that vast federal programs are the answer to every American’s day-to-day dilemmas, that making tuition free will improve our educational standards … the list of rotted ideas and failed policies goes on and on. It’s enough to make you afraid to leave the house.
That said, in around a year our citizens will swarm and try to sting the Leviathan we’re riding either to the left or to the right, and one of the Republicans will face one of the Democrats.… Continue Reading
Written by Gary L. Bauer
Beyond Bernie Sanders‘ defense of socialism, two telling moments really stood out to me. Anderson Cooper asked the candidates, “Which enemy are you most proud of?” Lincoln Chafee said coal companies. Martin O’Malley said the NRA. Bernie Sanders said Wall Street.
Hillary Clinton said Iranians and, of course, Republicans. But when did she make Iran an enemy? As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton started the secret talks that led to the nuclear deal, which she supports.
Then there was Jim Webb‘s response. Referring to his combat experience in Vietnam, Webb said, “I’d have to say the enemy soldier that threw the grenade that wounded me, but he’s not around right now to talk to.” Webb’s answer was met with total silence.
If someone said that in any bar or neighborhood picnic, the instinctive reaction of most Americans would be appreciation for their service.… Continue Reading
Written by Gary L. Bauer
In a recent interview, Florida Governor Jeb Bush implied that he was following Mitt Romney’s 2012 playbook. Asked about his current standing in the race, Bush said, “What happens in October is completely irrelevant. Ask me how it is going in January.”
The thinking goes like this: In 2008 and 2012, the establishment candidates initially struggled, but eventually overpowered their lesser known, underfunded conservative challengers.
Jeb Bush, clearly the establishment’s choice in 2016, is following this model. But there are a number of problems with this analysis.
First, Bush’s polling is pathetic. While voters flirted with various candidates at various times throughout the 2012 cycle, Mitt Romney was always in contention. The same cannot be said for Bush.
At this point in the 2012 campaign, Romney was running neck and neck with Herman Cain.… Continue Reading
Too many conservatives very mistakenly believe that black votes cannot be moved from voting for Democrats. The black vote can be a game-changer in 2016 – and it’s about time the Republican Party realized that.
Written by Star Parker
An ongoing point of contention in the Republican Party has been the extent to which clear identification with traditional Judeo-Christian values is a good idea.
My sense is that, when we add to the equation the growing impact of non-white voters, standing strongly for these traditional values — which would put Republicans in stark contrast to Democrats — would be a win-win for Republicans.
My organization, CURE, just convened a meeting in Washington, DC, of 25 black pastors from around the country, each with an average congregation size of about 1,000, to discuss ideas and policy.… Continue Reading
Written by David E. Smith
On Thursday, October 15th, Illinois Family Action will host a special webinar meeting to discuss the need to recruit conservative precinct committeeman. This elected position is extremely important. Unfortunately, a majority of precinct committeeman positions remain vacant.
Join me and DuPage County Auditor Bob Grogan to learn about becoming a precinct committeeman in your neighborhood.
The old adage is true, “all politics are local.” And the precinct committeeman is the most direct contact point for the voters in your neighborhood.
By becoming a precinct committeeman, you can take a leadership role in advancing the conservative principles of traditional family values, lower taxes, fiscal responsibility, individual freedom, and national defense. Anyone eligible to vote can run for precinct committeeman. The process is very easy.
IMPORTANT: Before joining the webinar, you will need to install the Zoom software on your computer. … Continue Reading
Written by Lloyd Marcus
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
Written by Robert Knight
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