Written by Billy Hallowell
A new Marist Poll found that the majority of Americans — 89 percent — believe protecting religious freedom is an important undertaking, with 57 percent calling it an “immediate priority.”
While Republicans were the most likely (66 percent) to see the issue as one of immediate importance, the poll, which was commissioned by the Knights of Columbus, found that 55 percent of Democrats and 51 percent of Independents agreed. These are intriguing findings, considering the ongoing debate over the balance between gay rights and religious liberty.
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, who heads the Catholic organization that commissioned the survey, said in a statement that he believes the results show that Americans “have embraced religious freedom and have rightly rejected the false notion that it is something negative” — something that he said is observed among people from all political parties.… Continue Reading
Written by Ben Shapiro
On Monday, linguistics professor-turned-crappy socialist political commentator Noam Chomsky called the Republican Party “the most dangerous organization in world history.” Chomsky continued by explaining why this was no exaggeration:
The last phrase may seem outlandish, even outrageous. But is it? The facts suggest otherwise. The party is dedicated to racing as rapidly as possible to destruction of organized human life. There is no historical precedent for such a stand.
Of course, Chomsky is talking about Trump’s opposition to using the federal government to crack down on the fossil fuel industry in order to curb supposed man-made global warming. Because Trump “calls for rapid increase in use of fossil fuels…rejection of help to developing countries that are seeking to move to sustainable energy; and, in general, racing to the cliff as fast as possible,” he will be complicit in the genocide of all humanity.… Continue Reading
Written by John Biver
First a bit of news from Western Journalism. In one of his typically difficult to watch and listen to comments, President Barack Obama had this to say about those warning about voter fraud:
It happens to be based on no facts. Every expert, regardless of political party, regardless of ideology, conservative or liberal, who has examined these issues in a serious way will tell you that instances of significant voter fraud are not to be found.
Here is one expert — former voting section attorney at the Department of Justice J. Christian Adams:
[W]e have 4 million ineligible and dead voters on American voter rolls, according to the Pew Charitable Trust. That’s too many and it’s going to affect the election.
You can watch a clip of his interview on the Fox News Network here.… Continue Reading
Written by Tamara Jackson
The political arena is tough and hardened — cross a line or the wrong people and payback is a proverbial you know what. Or worse.
Dinesh D’Souza paid a steep price for his mistake: D’Souza asked two people to contribute a total of $20,000 to the New York Senate campaign of Wendy Long, and later reimbursed them. He pled guilty and was sentenced to five years probation, eight months in a halfway house, a $30,000 fine, eight hours of community service each week, and therapy on a weekly basis.
It’s clear D’Souza was guilty. But it’s equally clear that others have committed exponentially worse campaign transgressions with only a slap on the wrist. Those others, however, had not produced a visual indictment of Obama: D’Souza’s 2012 Movie “2016: Obama’s America” grossed $33 million and revealed the radical, anti-American worldview of Barack Obama.… Continue Reading
Written by Billy Davis and Steve Jordahl
A variety of advocates for conservative causes are watching closely as the Republican Party completes a draft of its official party platform.
Platform committee members met Monday and Tuesday in Cleveland to finalize the party’s stance on immigration, military readiness, and other issues that will be put before convention delegates for a final vote.
Many of the debated topics were hot-button social issues, including abortion and traditional marriage.
“Emerging Republican platform goes far to the right,” a headline at the reliably liberal New York Times declared earlier this week.
To many social conservatives, of course, that’s welcome news and not a warning of impending doom.
Watching the GOP deal with the issue of abortion, Operation Rescue spokesman Troy Newman says Republicans meeting in Cleveland have committed to more than just a “pro-life” party.… Continue Reading
Written by Laurie Higgins
In a Chicago Sun Times article, U.S. Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-Rockford) says Donald Trump “needs to begin to act like… someone worthy of Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan’s job.”
Kinzinger says he agrees “100 percent” with Paul Ryan’s decision to be outspoken “when Trump says things that violate his conscience, violate our party,” and that speaking out is an honorable thing to do.
Kinzinger threatens that if Trump “wants to say that we can basically throw away [Republicans] that have dedicated a good part of their lives to bringing forward a Republican view, he’ll do that at his own peril.”
Kinzinger says that if the vote were held today, he would not vote for Trump.
Now, if only Kinzinger would take a principled and bold public stance like that on taradiddler U.S.… Continue Reading
Written by Jonah Goldberg
Perhaps it’s time to bring back the American Liberty League.
Forgotten by everyone save a few history buffs, primarily on the libertarian right and the Marxist left, the League was formed early in Franklin Roosevelt’s first term by John Jakob Raskob, a former head of the Democratic Party. Its leadership comprised mostly conservative small-government Democrats, including the party’s two previous presidential nominees — Al Smith, who ran in 1928 (the first major Catholic presidential candidate), and John Davis, who lost to Calvin Coolidge in 1924. It received considerable funding from some industrial titans, but it was also a legitimate grass-roots educational and political organization with more than 100,000 active members.
The League saw itself as a platform for constitutionalists and classical liberals who felt estranged from both Roosevelt’s Democratic Party and Herbert Hoover’s Republican Party.… Continue Reading
Written by Jeffrey B. Shellan
Democrats continue their 200-year tradition of setting low standards for African Americans.
“Rather I should die a thousand times … than see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.” – Robert Byrd, Democrat Senator (1959 through 2010) and founder of the Sophia, West Virginia chapter of the Ku Klux Klan (150 members)
“I did not lie awake at night worrying about the problems of Negroes.” – Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, 1961
“These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness” – Lyndon B. Johnson (1963)
“I’ll have those n**gers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” – Lyndon B.
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Written by John Biver
If you’re to the right politically, aghast at what the Obama Administration is doing, and frustrated with the gross ineffectiveness of elected and non-elected Republicans who haven’t been using the power at their disposal, you’re a member of a growing club.
Like a lot of clubs, though, this one is, as of yet, still mostly consisting of complainers and protesters instead of people involved in constructive political action. Sure, there are many conservatives volunteering time and donating money to elect better people. The problem is, they constitute only a fraction of what will be required if we’re to save the country.
A friend of mine says that boiled down to its essence, a political party consists of a message and messengers. Too often the Grand Old Party has had neither.… Continue Reading