Written by Daren Jonescu
One predictable element of the current Republican primaries is that each time Donald Trump‘s supposed inevitability is challenged, he will tell you it is because the process is unfair. He, his official spokesmen, his “unofficial” enforcers, his sycophantic “conservative media” surrogates, and his hornet’s nest of online commenters, consistently greet any momentary setback with a cacophonous chorus of “rigged,” “stolen,” and above all “unfair.”
To be fair to Trump, it is true that life really is unfair sometimes. Furthermore, it cannot be denied that political insiders beget more than their fair share of life’s unfairness (such as when they seek preferential treatment in their private business dealings by buying off politicians). So we must not let the crybaby antics of a front-running sore winner obscure the possibility that the GOP primaries really are unfair.… Continue Reading
Written by Joe Newby
For the second time, the George Soros-funded John Kasich told Christians to “get over it” on religious liberty laws and laws that require people to use the bathroom designated for the gender with which they were born.
“What I’d like to say is, just relax,” he said during an appearance at CNN. “If you don’t like what somebody’s doing, pray for them, and if you feel as though somebody is doing something wrong against you, can you just for a second get over it? You know?”
“You know?” Is that how our potential presidents respond to issues now?
The Washington Examiner reported:
Kasich’s comments were a reply to a question about his harsh reaction to Mississippi’s new law that allows companies not to serve gay couples.
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Written by Michael Gryboski
Billionaire real estate mogul and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has said while it’s “not a particularly nice thing,” the Bible verse about “an eye for an eye” is among is favorite scriptures.
In an interview with WHAM 1180AM, Trump was asked to name his favorite verse in the Bible. He responded that he liked “many” verses, but one of them was “an eye for an eye.”
“That’s not a particularly nice thing. But you know, if you look at what’s happening to our country, I mean, when you see what’s going on with our country, how people are taking advantage of us, and how they scoff at us and laugh at us,” explained Trump.
“And they laugh at our face, and they’re taking our jobs, they’re taking our money, they’re taking the health of our country.
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Written by Gary Bauer
Whenever the subject of Muslim immigration comes up, the debate often centers around whether we have an effective process to weed out potential jihadists. There is more than one example, more than one dead American, to suggest we do not.
Earlier this week, we reported that many Muslim immigrants are not assimilating into British culture and often reject the values of Western Civilization. There is no reason to assume that Muslims coming to America are much different. An extensive survey of Muslims in England found that:
- 20% refuse to enter a non-Muslim home.
- 31% support polygamy.
- 23% support Sharia law over laws passed by the British parliament.
- 8% of British Muslims sympathized with suicide bombings and other acts of terrorism.
But there was more disturbing information that the media initially left out.… Continue Reading
Written by Ben Johnson
John Kasich said on Sunday that he would “probably not” sign a bill preventing biological males from using women’s restrooms, locker rooms, and showers – and those who are hung up on the issue should “take a deep breath,” “chill out,” and “get over it.”
“Face the Nation” moderator John Dickerson ended his interview with the the Ohio governor and presidential hopeful by asking if Kasich would sign a bill similar to the one enacted by North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory. The new law strikes down a Charlotte ordinance giving those who identify as transgender the right to use the public accommodation of their chosen sex.
Dickerson said the act also “banned anti-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation” from being imposed statewide.
“Probably not,” Gov.… Continue Reading
Written by Ryan T. Anderson
If it wasn’t for double standards, some liberals would have none at all. That seems to be the lesson from the past few weeks, where liberals have displayed three distinct forms of hypocrisy.
Liberal governors and mayors signed travel bans to North Carolina and Mississippi, CEOs of major corporations pledged boycotts and relocations, and Bruce Springsteen and Bryan Adams have canceled scheduled concerts in those states.
At issue are a Mississippi law that narrowly and carefully protects the rights of religious charities, small businesses, and select public servants and a North Carolina law that reasonably protects privacy and safety in public restrooms, while leaving private institutions free to set their own bathroom policies. These laws, apparently, are now unacceptable to some voices on the left.
But are they really?… Continue Reading
If Your Local School Allows ‘Day of Silence,’ Keep Your Child Home
Written by Buddy Smith
On Friday, April 15, high schools (and many middle schools) across the country will be observing the LGBT movement’s annual “Day of Silence.”
During this all-day event, student activists and even school officials encourage students to be silent for the entire day as a sign of solidarity with the international LGBT movement. Students are encouraged to wear special pro-homosexual badges, stickers, and bracelets – which are often handed out at the school entrances that day. There are also pro-LGBT posters in the hallways, handouts, and even workshops.
Although the adult activists claim that the “Day of Silence” (DOS) is put together by “students,” it is in fact organized behind the scenes by adults with the enthusiastic cooperation of school officials.… Continue Reading
From the Tax Foundation
What Is Tax Freedom Day?
Tax Freedom Day is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year. Tax Freedom Day takes all federal, state, and local taxes and divides them by the nation’s income. In 2015, Americans will pay $3.28 trillion in federal taxes and $1.57 trillion in state and local taxes, for a total tax bill of $4.85 trillion, or 31 percent of national income. This year, Tax Freedom Day falls on April 24, or 114 days into the year.
- This year, Tax Freedom Day falls on April 24, or 114 days into the year.
- Americans will pay $3.3 trillion in federal taxes and $1.5 trillion in state and local taxes, for a total bill of more than $4.8 trillion, or 31 percent of the nation’s income.
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Written by David From, Americans for Prosperity Illinois
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is at it again, attempting to raise taxes. He’s again proposing a constitutional amendment, HJRCA 26, his so-called “Millionaire’s Tax.” This same proposal was defeated in 2014 and last year, and for good reason. This measure could be voted on as early as today so please click here to contact your legislators and urge them to oppose the Madigan Tax …again!
When Madigan suggested this in 2014, the non-partisan Tax Foundation wrote, “a large share of Illinois employers would be impacted by this legislation, since 61% of employers in (Illinois) are pass-through entities. This includes a large number of small businesses and firms in several of the state’s key industries.”
Tantamount to a tax on those who are providing the jobs Illinoisans desperately need, this would be a punitive tax on a highly-mobile group of people largely comprised of job creators and small business owners who operate pass-through entities (meaning the business taxes are paid via the owner’s individual income tax return). … Continue Reading
Written by Eric Kohn
Rich Miller wants Bruce Rauner to surrender.
This has been a theme of Miller’s since shortly after Rauner was inaugurated. [Recently] in a guest column at Reboot Illinois, he used the loss of two high profile Rauner-backed primary candidates to renew his call. Miller begins with this sentence:
It’s almost impossible to make a deal with somebody who won’t accept reality.
Let’s talk about reality.
Miller is correct that Rauner lost two races where he had made a significant investment. State Sen. Sam McCann (R-50th) defeated challenger Bryce Benton, and State Rep. Ken Dunkin (D-5th) went down in defeat to Juliana Stratton. Rauner, and groups supporting Rauner, like Dan Proft’s Liberty Principles PAC, had invested millions to defeat McCann and keep Dunkin. It didn’t work out.… Continue Reading