Thursday, August 30, 2012

Who's racist? Liberals refuse to air speeches from minorities at Republican Convention

The liberals and the mainstream media (redundant, I know) are doing everything they can to convince the public that the Republican Party is a racist, exclusionary, hateful party that hates black people, Hispanics and women. Of course, the charge is completely untrue. But no matter, the left will do anything to keep the false image alive.

That must explain why MSNBC's coverage of the Republican Convention in Tampa has repeatedly cut away its cameras just about every time a black person or Hispanic has spoken at the Convention.

When former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis spoke, MSNBC aired a commercial. Davis, who championed Barack Obama in 2008, recently became a Republican, and happens to be black. No coverage of his speech was allowed by this leftist network. 

When Ted Cruz, the GOP nominee for Senate and an active Tea Party member took the stage, MSNBC cut away from the Republican National Convention and the Hispanic Republican's speech. 

Nikki Haley, the Indian-American governor of South Carolina, was overshadowed in MSNBC's coverage as well. Then, Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuno’s wife Luce’ Vela Fortuño took the stage. MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews, who love to levy charges of racism against Republicans anytime they can, completely talked over the First Lady’s speech. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Mia Love, the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, who happens to be black and a candidate for Congress in Utah, were also ignored by MSNBC.

The left claims they are the ones who support minorities, but when minorities accomplish great things for the "wrong" side, the left's support swiftly disappears. It's easier just to continue maligning Republicans falsely in hopes that the blind followers of the mainstream media will swallow the lie whole. How desperate the left must be to resort to such shameless tactics. Of course, when their candidate has zero accomplishments they can strongly point to, what else do they have left but to deceive and destroy? It's a standard play out of a very worn out book.

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Republicans shouldn't abandon moral issues because of Akin's gaffe

Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin has been viciously maligned for his interview gaffe about a woman's ability to conceive during a "legitimate" rape. Though he was merely repeating what he's heard from doctors, and has since apologized for his remark, the way he's been vilified you'd think he himself was guilty of something as heinous as rape.

It was a stupid comment. But Republicans are making a mistake in trying to distance themselves from the abortion issue because of it - especially when Democrats are using abortion - a heinous thing in itself - as a moral high ground against Republicans. The truth is, if anyone is on the very bottom of the moral totem pole, it's the Democrats for supporting the murder of innocent human life - and Republicans should be exposing that with all their might.

Instead, we've heard for months now that Republicans are waging a war on women because they believe nobody should be forced to pay for a woman's birth control. We hear that Republicans are extremists because they believe that abortion is harmful to both the unborn baby and the mother. And in the most twisted perversion of reality, we hear Democrats are the party for women because it embraces abortion, artificial contraception, and the forcing of taxpaying citizens to pay for these things against their will. But if anyone is extreme, it is those who think killing babies - and forcing every citizen to pay for it - is something good.

The leader of the Democratic party - Barack Obama - is the most extreme of them all. In 2007, he expressed his opposition to the Supreme Court's ban on partial birth abortion. In case it's not clear, partial birth abortion is when a fully formed, perfectly viable baby on the verge of birth is killed. During the Supreme Court case, a nurse described the procedure by saying, “The baby’s little fingers were clasping and unclasping, and his little feet were kicking. Then the doctor stuck the scissors in the back of his head …”

Our own sitting President of the United States is okay with this pure evil - and the Democrats, especially in the wake of Akin's comments, will use the issue of abortion against Republicans. But instead of fighting back and standing against such immoral acts as abortion or forcing citizens to pay for such things, Republicans are distancing themselves from the issue out of fear of appearing in alignment with Akin, and focusing only on the economy.

Ironically though, the economy could possibly be in such a shambles not only because of reckless spending and debt, but because abortion has reduced the workforce in our country substantially. Over 50 million Americans have been killed since Roe v Wade became the law of the land. This has to have some impact somewhere, right? Since our elderly rely on workers' tax dollars to fund programs like Social Security and Medicare, think how a shrinking population - from abortion and even contraception - will mean fewer workers supporting a larger population of elderly citizens.

Taking an in-depth look at the issue, John Mueller of the Ethics and Public Policy Center has written about the impact of abortion on the economy. Mueller estimates that, as of 2000, legal abortion reduced the U.S. population by about 11 percent. Economists say that a reduced population results in reduced economic output. According to Mueller, abortion has cut today’s $15 trillion economy by at least $1.7 trillion.

The Republicans can still focus on the economy - and they should - but given the grossly immoral nature of abortion and its possible impact on the economy - they would be making a huge mistake by ignoring the issue in their efforts to distance themselves from Akin. The Democrats will be only too happy to use the whole gaffe and the issue of abortion in general to paint Republicans as evil extremists who hate women. What a shame to allow the party who supports the murder of children to come off as the ones concerned about morals, while Republicans remain silent out of fear.

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

President's amnesty experiment goes into effect for thousands of illegal immigrants

In a twist of irony that even Hollywood couldn't make up, on the first day of President Obama's new immigration program, a Dream Act workshop in Chicago was so popular that organizers had to turn away thousands of illegal immigrants. Thousands more stood in lines in other Dream Act workshops across America, which allowed people covered under Obama’s immigration executive order to be safe from deportation for at least two years.

For anyone in need of a reminder, the executive order signed by Obama ignores the constitutional separation of powers. Obama used the executive order to get around Congress’ rejection of the immigration reform plan called the Dream Act - essentially ramming it down our throats via executive fiat.

The program is supposed to be open to illegal immigrants between the ages of 15 and 31 who entered the country before they were 16 and who have lived here for at least five years. Estimates of the number of illegals who will be affected by the program have varied from 1.7 million to more than 3 million nationwide. CBS referred to the program as “a major immigration policy change.”

To those of us who believe the Constitution matters, it's particularly frustrating that Congress has done nothing to overturn Obama's actions, which basically gives amnesty to millions of people here illegally. Since the executive order was signed, some Border Patrol agents report they are no longer allowed to arrest or even detain anybody crossing the border who claims to be eligible to be here under Obama's self-imposed immigration policy.

In addition, some televised news reports have said Dream Act workshop participants in Los Angeles were told that the amnesty would be revoked if Republicans win the November election.

Just another nice tactic by Obama supporters to win support at any costs. How this might affect America and the rule of law is of no concern.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Huge turn-out for Chick-fil-A coincides with today's end of conscience rights

Two noteworthy occasions are taking place today: the official start of the end of religious freedom in the United States, and a nationwide demonstration to fight for such freedoms.

By authorities granted to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through Obamacare, the HHS has mandated -- effective today -- that employers must provide health insurance to their employees that includes free contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs -- or face huge fines and penalties.

Starting today, private employers with religious and moral objections must make an unimaginable and wholly un-American choice: comply with the government and deny their faith, or deny the government and be subject to crippling fines.

Religious institutions, including churches, charities, and universities, have been given a one-year reprieve, but as of now the government can renege and force these institutions to comply at anytime. Many of these institutions - which help millions upon millions of Catholic and non-Catholic poor and other people in desperate need of services -- will simply close rather than go against their deeply held beliefs.

Never has there been such a heavy hand slammed down on religious freedom in the history of the United States. As of today, the federal government is forcing people of faith to violate their beliefs or be punished. It is a vile thing we would expect from the Stalin regime, not a modern-day American administration.

Coincidentally or not, today has also been set aside as the day to buy a meal at your local Chick-fil-A restaurant in support of the restaurant's owner, Dan Cathy, who is being excoriated for the unforgivable crime of saying in a media interview that he believes in the Bible's teaching on traditional marriage. In no way did Cathy say his restaurant chain denies service to anyone who holds different views nor did he denounce homosexuals in any way. He expressed a religious belief about the definition of marriage. That's it.

In response to his crime of exercising his Constitutionally guaranteed right to free speech and religious freedom, liberal/mainstream media outlets and many others across America are calling for boycotts of the restaurant (these are same people who preach against intolerance). But as demonstrative of intolerance as this is, it is the right of any American to boycott an establishment with which they disagree.

But what's really frightening is that some government officials - like the mayors of Boston and Chicago - are threatening to deny building or operating permits to the restaurant because of its stance on values. It's bad enough that a lot of potential jobs will disappear because of this. But to use the power of a government office to shut down a private business - not for violating any law or regulation, but simply because of its owner's personal opinion on something, is fascist, pure and simple.

In response to all of this, Americans who believe in real freedom and tolerance are going to the restaurant today in droves for a Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day to show support for the restaurant. The support is not necessarily for traditional marriage, but the more fundamental issue of whether a company owner has the right to speak his mind freely and answer questions in an interview honestly. As of the writing of this post, some reports are saying the lines are out the door at several Chick-fil-A locations. The fight for freedom lives on.

Sadly though, when Americans are forced by our own government to violate personal beliefs, and private American businesses are being threatened out of existence for expressing those beliefs, it is no longer the America represented by the Constitution. It is a new America run by a government that has boldly put into practice its Chicago-style tactics of bullying, intimidating and blatantly demanding behavior that it knows cannot be demanded under our Constitution. So instead, it has simply tossed out the Constitution for all intents and purposes in favor of rule by an iron fist.

Of all of President Obama's broken promises about reducing the deficit, increasing jobs and protecting conscience rights, unfortunately the only one he has kept is his promise to "fundamentally transform America". And transform it he has. When we citizens are forced to violate our beliefs and cannot even safely express those beliefs, it is indeed an America transformed, and clearly not for the better.

Like the demonstrations being held today for Chick-fil-A, hopefully in November the lines at every polling place will be out the door in demonstration of a resounding "America Appreciation Day" for the great country we want to preserve, not transform.

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