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Faith, Celebrities, Charity, & the War on Christianity!

Denzel Washington dishes on his religious upbringing and his faith in God and the Bible.

War on Christianity (not all religions). You don’t see the Quran and Torah being banned from schools, military, and public places like is happening with the Bible.

Celebrities who “come out” vocal about their Christian faith.

Are you looking for your blessing? When was the last time you blessed someone else?

Ferguson police setup & got themselves shot to gain sympathy, according to neighbors! HUH?

 

Restoring My Faith In America

It seems very easy to get discouraged in what goes on in America today, sometimes it feels like America is lost and will never make a comeback. We have a president who seems like he is more interested in condemning America than he does praising America. An incompetent president, who only hears about important issues when he reads the newspaper or watches TV.

We see college professors along with students wanting to ban the American flag because they say it is a symbol of racism instead of the symbol of the greatest country the world has seen. We see illegal immigrants receiving more benefits than our citizens; the truth is a thing of the past because political correctness has taken its place. We have a federal government that has grown so big that it now forces every American to buy a product, (Obama-Care) it has imposed so many rule and regulations that the economy is being choked to death. It tells us what we should eat, how much we should weigh and what we should drink. Sometimes it is down right discouraging.

But through the darkness, I have seen a ray of hope. On a recent trip to have my car serviced, I struck up a conversation with a couple waiting for their car; they are what America is all about. They had seven children ages 3 months to 10 years, we joked about having a big family because they were Irish Catholics. She grew-up on naval bases with her 10 brothers and sisters; her father was a naval officer.

He grew-up on a farm with 12 brothers and sisters and served 10 years in the service as a pilot. He works in the air conditioning business, while she stays home and raises the kids. They also have a little garden where they grow their own vegetables, while he and his brother own some live stock which supplies them with most of the meat the family needs. With the traditional family under attack, they were a breath of fresh air. I walked away thinking, “God bless people like that.”

I started thinking how many in the country today would ridicule them for their lifestyle, a lifestyle that used to be the kind that was America. I started thinking, why do the idiots, the un-American thinking people get all the publicity while people like them go un-noticed, after all, they are the people that are the backbone of America, not those idiots you think it is fashionable to put America down.

I walked away feeling a little better about America, I think everyone should have a conversation with people like the ones I talked with, it would restore the feeling of what America is about, I know it did for me.

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The Loons are Making Headway!

Each week I am inundated with emails from people all over the country with stories that are “out of this world.” Some are so deep in conspiracy theories that, if compiled, we would have a great science fiction novel. But let’s deal with a little reality, truth, and fact!

Look at what’s happening on our college campuses. Jewish students being arrested at a peaceful protest for inciting a riot. They did nothing. The opposition started the violence because they wanted the Jewish students to stop “spreading their propaganda.” Wow, really!? On our college campuses, where free thought and free flow of ideas are openly welcomed? REALLY? Or recently, at a California college, a Jewish student was denied acceptance to a committee. Not because she was unqualified, but because she was Jewish. Yep. So much for a institutes of higher learning and reason.

Where are the professors and administrators while all this is going on? Sitting around their little Lib think-tanks, or should I say, “Devoid of Rational Thought Tanks.” There is little to no pushback from the Liberal academia. Why? From what I have read, it’s because they are smarter than us! It’s because we are too uneducated to work it through without their help and anyone from “their world.” Any professors who take a more Conservative stance on issues are immediately ridiculed and pushed out. Once again I say, so much for freedom of thought and free flowing ideas on campus.

It seems most of these campuses have become little Liberal concentration camps to reprogram those who have lost their way and gone down the Conservative thinking path. They have to be reprogrammed and brought back to a more Liberal way of thinking. Those already in the Liberal Camp are reinforced that all is good in their world.

No, you say?

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Duty to Country Is Deadly Business

I awoke to the news that 7 Marines and 4 Army soldiers went missing, all presumed dead, after a special operations training mission helicopter crashed not far from where I live; not far from the pristine beach where I took the picture that sits atop my Facebook page. It is a sober reminder that those who volunteer to place themselves in harm’s way; between the evil and the innocent, face dangers even as they train to protect the nation they serve and the innocent they swear to protect.

ABC’s WEAR Channel 3 in Pensacola reports:

“Seven Marines and four soldiers went missing early Wednesday after an Army helicopter crashed during a night training exercise at Eglin Air Force Base in Navarre.

“Defense officials say the military members aboard the aircraft are presumed dead. Heavy fog is having an impact on recovery efforts. Human remains have washed up on shore but the number of remains has not be released at this time. This is still considered a search and rescue mission…Pentagon officials say the heavy fog played a role in the crash.”

In a time when the chattering class demands that we debate the ideological genesis of the deadly threat to our nation – and Western Civilization – emanating from the Middle East, it would well serve our nation’s collective soul to personalize not only the seriousness of the threat, but the guardians of our nation; the rough and ready men and women who step into the coarse void between the way of life afforded us by the American dream and the oppression and cruelty many around the world would love to inflict upon us.

When we have the courage to confront and accept the truth, it is undeniable that there are vicious zealots committing atrocities; crimes against humanity, in the name of Islam. Yet, some among us in the West; some whose ideological addictions force them to see everything through a morally relativistic lens, seek to designate our nation as one of many among equals; our military personnel as simple countermeasures to enemies who have equal claim to ideological and moral legitimacy. But this stunted line of thinking couldn’t be further from the truth and, in fact, serves as a smear against the brave men and women of the US Armed Forces; our sentinels who stand between “the barbarians and the gate.” I know this to be true because my wife and I live among them; we know them and love them like family.

Our enemies, those who willingly join the ranks of Daesh (the Islamic State, al Qaeda, Boko Haram, al Shabab, etc.), execute barbaric acts of tyranny in the name of their religion, committing unspeakable acts of ferocious cruelty in an effort to either convert the un-Islamic or cleanse the earth of those who refuse their dictate, all in an aggressive pursuit of global domination.

The men and women of the United States Armed Forces, in extreme contrast, step into the ugly void of a no-man’s land where the weak and oppressed suffer at the hands of tyrants; a land where the cowardly fear to tread. They inject themselves into situations to free the oppressed, to preserve the liberty of the innocent and to vanquish the tyrannical. And as they do they carry with them the moral clarity that understands “good versus evil”; “right verses wrong”; “duty, honor, country,” lessons gleaned from the righteousness of the American dream, not the ideological clap-trap of theorists hell-bent on believing in the impossibility of global utopia, or the manipulation of political creatures questing for power, influence and fame.

Our military men and women are sons and daughters, fathers and mothers. They are neighbors. They go to the store for food, fill-up their cars with gas, help their children with their school work, laugh, and cry, just like those who do not serve. They cut their grass, take out their garbage, pay their taxes and they socialize. They live, laugh and love. But sometimes when they kiss their spouses goodbye; sometimes when they kiss their children good night; sometimes when they promise to be back in a few days, sometimes those kisses have finality and those promises to return are broken, not of their own commission, but because their call to duty, their call to serve, sent them on a path that does not return home.

So it is with the 7 Marines and 4 US Army soldiers who kissed their loved ones goodbye with every intention of returning. So it is with many military families who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

A close friend of mine who teaches at a military special operations school wrote me after I queried him about the training accident. He closed by saying, “This business is a dangerous business.” Indeed it is. It is dangerous and it is necessary. It is necessary for the longevity of liberty and freedom. And it is rightly necessary for all of us to thank and honor them for their sacrifices; honor them like family, because they protect us like we are family.

Parenting, Millennials, & More!

University debates non-discrimination in the clubs. Allowing Christians to run atheist clubs and vice versa. PC run amok. Can we just use some common sense, people?

Multiple cups of coffee MAY reduce your risk of Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s. Sounds like good news. Possibly too good to be true…

Store, Marks & Spencer, bans use of words Jesus and Christ in gift messages, but jihad Buddha Allah are ok.

DEA warns of stoned rabbits if Utah passes medical marijuana. Really? That’s your biggest concern?

Liberals go crazy over beautiful women working in Scott Walker’s office. Is that all they could find? That’s not a scandal folks. Who are they to say that the most qualified applicant couldn’t be beautiful? Talk about a sexist statement!

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No! I Don’t Want A Woman President

In a recent speech by Hillary Clinton, she said, “Don’t you want to see more women running for mayor and governor who will put our families first? Don’t you want to see more women running for Congress’  “And I suppose it’s only fair to say, don’t you someday want to see a woman president of the United States of America?

My answer to that is NO, gender and race are the worst possible reasons for voting for an individual since they have nothing to offer the office. In fact, gender and race are irrelevant to the qualifications for the office of president and shouldn’t be considered at all.

There is no doubt that Obama won the presidency because many people thought it was time for a black president, but the man had no qualifications or experience for the job. I truly doubt if any of the fortune five-hundred companies would have hired him as CEO in 2007. He was elected because of his race and America wound up with one of the worst presidents ever, in a recent poll, his trust factor was below 40%, I’m surprised it is that high.

Unlike Obama when he ran for president, Hillary has a history and it isn’t good. Hilary comes to the table with a long list of scandals under her belt, not only that, she doesn’t have much of a personality either. There is one thing that I can say for Bill, he had charisma and he came across much more trustworthy than Hillary does, even though we found out he wasn’t.

I could not find one accomplishment she had during her position as Secretary of State, her reset button with Russia worked really well didn’t it. Blaming the Benghazi tragedy on a video was a joke, and her statement “what difference at this point does it make” will haunt her for ever.

When Hillary Clinton released her new book, Hard Choices, it was supposed to be the start of a positive public relations campaign. The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza said, “Maybe the book tour is a perfect encapsulation of what a Clinton campaign might look like, and for that, Hillary Clinton, you had the worst week in Washington.” It seemed the more she opened her mouth, the more she got in trouble, like saying she and Bill were dead broke when they left the White House, laughable isn’t it?

Having her words come back to haunt her, will be the time she said, “Don’t let anybody, don’t let anybody tell you that, ah, you know, it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs. You know that old theory, trickle-down economics. That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly.” This makes it obvious that she believes that government creates jobs, sounds like we are in for Obama II if she is elected. Remember Obama telling business owners “You didn’t build that.” Most people who hold jobs or are looking for work do so at a place of business, which, as it turns out, are often incorporated. What a bone headed statement Hillary.

Look, Hillary is a liar and a phony just like Obama, Hillary is for Hillary, just like Obama is for Obama, which is just how Progressives are. Voting for Hillary just because she is a woman will lead us to the same disastrous policies that we see with Obama.

So no, I don’t want a woman president and I don’t want a black president, I want a president, God knows we need one.

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Nothing says political like Selma!

The President went to Selma, Alabama to celebrate and commemorate the march across the bridge that helped bring civil rights to the forefront, into the living room of all Americans, and help move it forward. Yes, it was aimed at the black community, but as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed, all would be judged on the content of their character rather than the color of their skin… black, white, brown, or otherwise.

I say commemorate because the people involved in the Selma march (there were white folks there too) were not welcome there. They knew they could be killed. They knew they would have no place to sleep, probably not much food, and certainly not much help. They didn’t care. They knew that what they were fighting for was right and, as with our forefathers, believed it was worth losing everything for, even dying for. They deserve to be remembered and honored.

Unlike people today who say they are protesting about how they are being treated. “Hands up don’t shoot” turned out to be a lie. Any apologies to the policeman who had to quit and move out of town because of that LIE? Not so much.

These people would have made Dr. King proud, right? I am sure he would have encouraged them to loot and burn down buildings and beat up people in their communities, right? No, he would not have approved! He was for peaceful demonstrations, unlike the Reverend Al “Get-it-where-and-when-I-can” Sharpton. Rev. Al forgot that at his million marchers event in New York City. His followers chanted: “What do we want??…DEAD COPS!…When do we want them??…NOW!!!” A perfect example of Dr. King? I think not.

I say celebrate because we celebrate the sacrifices made that day in Selma by people of all colors, yes, mostly black, but many others as well. The actions of those people that day sparked and continued a movement that couldn’t and won’t be stopped!

Jump ahead 50 years. We have a black president, a black attorney general, and many positions of authority at the White House are filled by people who have black skin (sorry, I’m not calling them all “African American” because I have been told by many blacks that they are not all of African descent, some are from Belize, Jamaica, and so on). We have come a long way in 50 years. Are we perfect? No!

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Who Says We Can’t Deport 11 Million People?

How many times have we heard the statement “We can’t deport 11 million people,” my question is why not? There is no one saying that deporting 11 million illegal aliens has a time limit. If it takes one year or five, what does it matter, if we start now in five years they will be gone.

Enough is enough; the more that amnesty is given, the more they will come, if we don’t stop it now in five years they will be saying, “We can’t deport 18 million people.” The flood gates are open on our southern border and people are sneaking in from all over the planet, if you think that Muslim Terrorists have not sneaked across, think again.

Lawmakers from Border States, including Cruz and McCain, have said the threat from ISIS requires beefing up border security. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has said ISIS terrorists may already have crossed into the U.S. Of course the Obama administration refuses to accept the fact that terrorists have crossed the boarder. “We don’t have any credible information, that we are aware of, of known or suspected terrorists coming across the border,” says a senior official in the Department of Homeland Security’s intelligence and analysis office.

Just like there are illegal aliens who sneak across the border undetected, you can rest assured that a terrorist or two have done the same thing. This president seems to be determined to attract as many foreign invaders has he can, borders mean nothing to Obama, everyone is welcome, terrorists, murderers, pedophiles, let them all in and give them all green cards.

Meanwhile, illegal aliens have killed, raped, and maimed thousands of Americans, in America. How many times have you heard on the news another illegal alien killed someone while driving drunk, or has shot someone to death after being deported and sneaked back in across the border?

Just this past week Jaime Balam, an illegal alien from Mexico, appeared in court in San Francisco to face charges that he shot three American college students, one fatally, because they happened to be wearing the wrong colors. What about the illegal alien who murdered a father and two sons in San Francisco in 2008. On Feb. 17 of this year, illegal alien Juan Ramon Garcia tried to run over a U.S. Border Patrol agent with his car, according to authorities. Garcia had five more illegal aliens in his vehicle. On Feb. 11, illegal alien Ricardo Picasso was sentenced to 139 years in prison for murdering 25 year old Eric Reyes at a house party in Lindsay, California.

The list goes on and on, when will the American people say enough already? Every state has a National Guard Unit, send them out to start rounding up all illegal aliens in their state. We are supposed to be the greatest nation on the planet; you are going to tell me that we can’t deport all these people if we truly focus on the problem.

There is an old saying, “The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step,” well the action of deporting 11 million people starts with a single deportation, if we have the willingness to do so. It’s time to get tough, the hell with political correctness.

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Nasty old white guys!

CPAC 2015 Pre-View

CPAC stands for the Conservative Political Action Committee. Big woop! What does that mean? Well, in looking at some of the posts on Facebook and other online services, I can see that the Left believes it’s a bunch of stuffy, old, white, grey-haired guys that think the only good minority is one working for minimum wage.
‘Where did that come from? Can’t be from actual fact. Because leadership in the Republican party is as diverse, if not more so, than the Democrats leadership.
Look at the lineup, Governor Bobby Jindal, U.S. Representative Mia Love, Carly Fiorina, Senator Tim Scott and the list goes on. So how is it we let the Dem’s paint a picture of us as the modern day KKK? Marketing! You can lie about anything as long as you market it to the right people the right way.
To be clear, the Dems voted against ending slavery, against giving women the right to vote, and they started the KKK with the express intent to scare the blacks back into slavery or kill them off all together.
The Democrats have painted a picture that Republicans were responsible for all this. Like Brian Williams’ rescue from the downed chopper, it ain’t so!
President LBJ said he knew how to keep them n*****s voting for Democrats for 100 years. He was right. Keep anyone dependent on the government for food, shelter, money and so on and they will do anything you want them to do out of self-preservation.
Republicans have always fought for the rights of all people. All the misdirection from the Left can’t change that.
And let’s talk about this “war on women.” …
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“Global Warming” Objective Is Socialism

The primary objective behind environmental activism related to anthropogenic global warming (AGW), aka “climate change,” is apparently not climatological, but is rather economic. The revelation came not from “global-warming deniers,” but from the United Nation’s own Christiana Figueres, who serves as the Executive Secretary of the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change.

At a press conference in Brussels earlier this month, the UN climate chief delineated the objectives of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the United Nations. She revealed, “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution.”

Redistribute_Billboard_IPCC4She continued, “That will not happen overnight and it will not happen at a single conference on climate change, be it COP 15, 21, 40 – you choose the number. It just does not occur like that. It is a process, because of the depth of the transformation.”

Capitalism has been the primary economic model of the west since the industrial revolution. Therefore, the only logical conclusion, based on her stated objective, is the eradication of capitalism and free market economics, to be replaced with a model based on monetary redistribution. This we know by the redistribution calculations being developed by the UN’s IPCC for developed nations to pay “reparations” and “carbon offsets” to poorer countries based on carbon dioxide emissions.

While Figueres may have unintentionally disclosed the primary objective of the AGW alarmist movement within the UN, others are much less veiled. Naomi Klein, a self-defined “feminist-socialist,” environmental activist and author of the book, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate,” is explicit in her denunciation of capitalism as the source of global warming. Her interview this week with Germany’s Der Spiegel underscored her denunciation of capitalism as the source of all evil in the world, including global warming. “The economic system that we have created has also created global warming. We can’t change the physical reality, so we must change the political reality.” Such a conclusion is easy to accept if the AGW alarmist premise is embraced blindly, sans scientific validation.

obama-funnels-billions-to-united-nations-for-climate-change-gree-dollars-un-fraudOttmar Edenhofer, a German economist and co-chair of the IPCC Working Group III, explicitly affirmed the economic objective. He said a few years ago, “Climate policy has almost nothing to do anymore with environmental protection…One must say clearly that we redistribute the world’s wealth by climate policy…The next world climate summit in Cancun is actually an economy summit during which the distribution of the world’s resources will be negotiated.”

A leftist global think-tank alluded to this a few years ago. The Club of Rome proclaimed, “The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself.”

One of the luxuries of basing a movement’s argument on quasi-science, including heavily doctored reports and “data,” is that bogeymen can be made of almost anything. And in the case of the AGW alarmists, it’s man, and capitalism. Once mankind is identified as the culprit behind climatic changes, his every activity can be justifiably regulated, controlled, and taxed. And once taxed, an omnipotent government that idyllically “cares” for the collective can redistribute it. And as Figueres and Klein evidence, it can provide the irrational justification for changing the global economic system.

ipccCoups, revolutions, and violent upheavals have worked only marginally to eradicate capitalism and replace it with socialistic economic models, all of which have failed, or are in the process of doing so. It would appear that the entrenched prevalent ideology of the UN has found a new way to fundamentally transform the world with the visage of Marx.

Considering the ultimate goal of the UN’s climate panels is to eradicate capitalism, it’s refreshing when a scientist who shares their ideology questions the quasi-scientific premises upon which the plan is based. Fritz Vaherenholt is a socialist, and the founder of Germany’s environmental movement. He was a reviewer of the IPCC reports, and while initially was supportive of them, found a host of scientific errors that proved to him the conclusions were defined before the scientific method was even attempted.

Vaherenholt’s recent book, “The Cold Sun: Why the Climate Disaster Won’t Happen, charges the UN’s IPCC with “gross incompetence and dishonesty… especially regarding fear-mongering exaggeration of human CO2 emission influences.” He expressed how stunned he was by the large number of scientific and computer-modeling errors he was finding in IPCC reports. He voiced his disapprobation in an interview with the German news publication Bild, “… IPCC decision-makers are fighting tooth and nail against accepting the roles of the oceans, sun, and soot. Accordingly, IPCC models are completely out of whack. The facts and data need to be discussed sensibly and scientifically, without first deciding on the results.”

But that’s precisely what has happened. The ideological plenipotentiaries in the UN, intent on implementing Marxist ideology, started with an objective, identified a human activity they could foment fear over, draw in like-minded “scientists” as apologists to “validate” their predetermined “consensus,” and fundamentally transform the global economy as an end result. It’s a brilliant strategy that has superbly garnered the support of virtually every left-leaning organization, media outlet, journalist, and academic across the country.

But the key to it all was reclassifying the atmospheric gas that facilitates photosynthesis and makes the world lush and green, and the gas emitted by mammals when we exhale, as a pollutant and a causal force in destroying the world. That’s a simple premise to accept when so much of the populace is either too acquiescent, uninformed, or ideologically aligned with the intended goal, to view it objectively.

Associated Press award winning columnist Richard Larsen is President of Larsen Financial, a brokerage and financial planning firm in Pocatello, Idaho and is a graduate of Idaho State University with degrees in Political Science and History and coursework completed toward a Master’s in Public Administration. He can be reached at [email protected].

Is It Time For Another Crusades

The first of the Crusades began in 1095, when armies of Christians from Western Europe responded to Pope Urban II’s plea to go to war against Muslim forces in the Holy Land. The Crusades were a direct response to Muslim aggression, an attempt to turn back or defend against Muslim conquests of Christian lands.

It seems to me that Muslims have always been a problem around the world, of course Liberals always refer to the Crusades as a slaughter of innocence, and they refuse to open their eyes to the fact that Muslims have always been terrorists. America has been fighting Islamists for longer than many realize. Even before America’s independence was declared, American ships were pirated and their Christian crews enslaved by Muslim pirates.

In 1786 Thomas Jefferson, then US ambassador to France, and John Adams, then US Ambassador to Britain, met in London with Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja, the Muslim ambassador to Britain, in an attempt to negotiate a peace treaty, during negotiations the Muslim ambassador said; “that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman (Muslim) who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise.” Boy that sounds like it could have come out of today’s newspaper, does it not? It seems that Muslims haven’t changed; they still want to kill the infidels.

We heard from the president the other day, he said that from the very beginning of our country, Islam has been woven into the fabric of our nation. I guess he meant that it was the Muslims who captured slaves in Africa and would sell them to Dutch traders for use in America, or maybe he meant that in 1805 sailors and Marines of  America fought battles immortalized in a line of the Marine Hymn: “…to the shores of Tripoli.”

Oh, I know what he was talking about, in 1856 when we were involved in Indian wars, America hired a Muslim to raise camels in Arizona, because the cavalry said, instead of using horses across the desert, let’s try these camels, but the Indians laughed at them when they tried to chase them down with camels, so it really didn’t workout all that well.

In a speech at the White House, Obama said to a group of Muslims, “As I’ve noted before, Thomas Jefferson once held a sunset dinner here with an envoy from Tunisia — perhaps the first Iftar at the White House, more than 200 years ago. And some of you, as you arrived tonight, may have seen our special display, courtesy of our friends at the Library of Congress — the Koran that belonged to Thomas Jefferson.  And that’s a reminder, along with the generations of patriotic Muslims in America, that Islam — like so many faiths — is part of our national story.”

Yes, Thomas Jefferson did have a copy of the Koran, but it was a study of understanding the enemy, something Obama is ignorant of doing. It was Jefferson, who embroiled in a war with Islamic terrorists in his day, commented, “Too long, for the honor of nations, have those Barbarians been permitted to trample on the sacred faith of treaties, on the rights and laws of human nature!”  And to all you flaming Liberals out there, no right minded person believes that all Muslims are bad, it just seems that the bad always over shadow the good, who refuse to speak up.

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Who’s Killing Who in the U.S. the REAL facts!

Remember when your parents told you to believe half of what you see and almost none of what you hear?

I think of that every time I see a Tweet or Facebook post from people I know never check out their information. These erroneous “posts” get traction mostly because they are received by friends and family who think you would never send them something that wasn’t true. Many have been bitten, including me, because we don’t take time to check it out. Yet it seems when it comes to political issues, especially, we never, ever, ever want to challenge loved ones. Well, it’s time to start!

This week a Tweet floated by asking the question, “What is it with white men in society? Why are so many killing American Muslims, women, blacks and children?” This from a person who has worked in the media and claims that they only speak the truth, but people like me on the Right are wacked!

Low IQ voters and those with the victim mentality eat posts like this up. But it’s all wrong. I didn’t go to any Right-wing sites or Left-wing sites. I went to those highly partisan sites known as the FBI (for crime stats) and the DOJ (for crime reports).

Let’s look at a few:

2012 DOJ – The percentages of black adults and white adults arrested for murder were similar, with 49.3 percent being black and 48.3 percent being white.

2012 Black juveniles accounted for 51.5 percent of all juveniles arrested for violent crimes. White juveniles accounted for 61.6 percent of all juveniles arrested for property crimes.

Doesn’t look like a wide margin to me!

AS I looked for the numbers I found a little known fact. The DOJ combines Hispanic and white in many statistics. Why? They really can’t get percentages

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Surprise! Top Obama Aid Thinks They’ve Had No Scandals

David AxelrodDavid Axelrod, former top advisor to President Obama, made a revelatory comment on his book tour this week. In an appearance at the University of Chicago, touting his political autobiography, Axelrod said, “I’m proud of the fact that basically you’ve had an administration that has been in place for six years in which there hasn’t been a major scandal. I think that says a lot about the ethical strictures of this administration.”

Perhaps most surprising, Axelrod made the statement with a straight face. The only logical explanation for such a statement is that either he’s oblivious to what the administration has done over the past six years, or he’s completely detached from reality. At the very least, he clearly could have a promising future as an actor.

Equally alarming is the context within which Axelrod made the remark. He was responding to a question from an audience member on why Obama broke his promised ban on lobbyists in the White House. Axelrod replied that he didn’t “think that’s true.”

irs-tea-party-cartoon-mckeeLobbying scholar, Conor McGrath, has documented how inaccurate Axelrod’s perception is. In the latest issue of the Journal of Public Affairs, McGrath said, “President Obama’s public rhetoric on contact with lobbyists does not always accord with his private actions.” You’ll recall that on his first day in office Obama ostentatiously signed an Executive Order banning former lobbyists from working in his administration. That makes it even more difficult to disavow the reality that they hired 119 former lobbyists, including 60 in senior administration posts, according to McGrath.

hqdefaultSince Mr. Axelrod seems to be oblivious to the administration’s failure in regard to hiring lobbyists, he’s certainly left the door open to erroneous perceptions with regard to administration scandals, as well. So let’s take a look at some of the scandals that have not taken place over the past six years, per the former advisor.

Things like the IRS being used as a political enforcement arm of the administration in targeting opposition groups and taxpayers. And how about the three-fer of refusing to provide adequate protection of our ambassador to Libya, blaming his murder on a video that no one in Libya had seen before then, and then covering up everything from the State Department to the Pentagon and the White House to prevent the truth from being revealed.

Clearly Axelrod doesn’t think Obamacare’s a scandal, but there are a great number of Americans who believe differently. What else can it be called when a president promises our health insurance would drop by $2,400 and we could all keep the policies that we like, but then prices rise by an average of 78% in four years, and tens of millions of Americans lost that insurance they were promised they could keep? In a normal person’s lexicon, that would be considered scandalous, especially since it was all obviously based on a lie.

polcartoon_obama_greenAnd let’s not forget Axelrod’s “non-scandal” of dozens of our veterans losing their lives, and tens of thousands of them being deprived requisite healthcare because of internal politics within the Veteran’s Administration. When policies lead to one unnecessary and innocent death, isn’t that scandalous? So why is it not when it leads to over 40 deaths?

In banana republics, politicians giving money to their political cronies, and vice versa, is considered graft and corruption. This administration has proven one of two things: either the U.S. is now a banana republic, or such graft and corruption is now acceptable in the most powerful republic in the world. How else can we classify the billions of “stimulus” dollars that went to administration friends at Solyndra, NextEra, Ener1, Solar Trust, and dozens of other well-connected companies, which all subsequently went bankrupt?

103026_600Typically, when a government illegally (according to its own laws) operates a gun-running operation, putting guns purposefully into the hands of drug cartels and their goons, leading to the deaths of government law enforcement agents, it would be considered a scandal. Perhaps Mr. Axelrod just thinks that the DOJ’s “Fast and Furious” operation was just business as usual.

We could go on and on, including the EPA’s collusion with the green lobby, the 25 documented unconstitutional actions of the administration after taking an oath to uphold it, the massive debt and deficit spending that threatens our economic stability, and the Bowe Bergdahl fiasco of trading five of the most hardened jihadists for an army deserter. And then, in the case of the latter, having the temerity to claim the “Taliban is an armed insurgency; ISIL is a terrorist group. So we don’t make concessions to terrorist groups.”

I’m sure that a major component to Axelrod’s ignorance of administration scandals is the fact that the mainstream media has virtually ignored all of them. To a media that has ignored the myriad of administration scandals, failures, lies, and incompetency, if they don’t report them, the scandals apparently never occurred. Kind of like the old philosophical question of a tree falling in a forest; if there’s no one to hear it, does it make any noise? To the media, if they don’t report it, it didn’t happen, and the administration affirms the nonevent.

Then again, perhaps it’s just a characteristic of sycophancy. If Axelrod denies the scandals occurred, they didn’t. For perception rarely approximates reality in a sycophant’s mind. Such detachment from reality may be laudable in Hollywood, but certainly not in the top echelons of government.

Associated Press award winning columnist Richard Larsen is President of Larsen Financial, a brokerage and financial planning firm in Pocatello, Idaho and is a graduate of Idaho State University with degrees in Political Science and History and coursework completed toward a Master’s in Public Administration. He can be reached at [email protected].

Defending Marriage

“Even though the Supreme Court made clear in United States v. Windsor that the federal government should defer to state ‘choices about who may be married,’ the Obama Administration has disregarded state marriage laws enacted by democratically-elected legislatures to uphold traditional marriage.”

“I support traditional marriage and we should reject attempts by the Obama Administration to force same-sex marriage on all 50 states. The State Marriage Defense Act helps safeguard the ability of states to preserve traditional marriage for their citizens.”

These statements were made by Republican Ted Cruz of Texas, along with a handful of other Senators they plan to introduce a bill allowing states to decide on the definition of marriage. Ben Carson has said, “The issue of marriage, an institution that has been so clearly defined and guarded by this nation for centuries should be decided upon by the state court as it pertains to that particular state’s residents.”

I have said many times, people just do not understand the ramifications of what will happen if same-sex marriage is to be. Once you alter the definition of marriage, and you institute marriage equality, it opens the door for marriage to be between what ever and who ever. It’s starting already, a teenager has revealed in an interview that she plans to marry her father and have children after dating for two years, marriage equality right?

“Everyone on my mom’s side of the family sees us as father and daughter, those who know that he’s my dad, and that we are engaged, include my father’s parents they can see we are happy together and they can’t wait for us to have babies, they treat us just like any other couple, the woman we live with, and my best friend.” I’m sorry, these people are sick, mentally.

This is only the beginning, if the Supreme Court upholds same sex marriage under the guise of marriage equality, next will come group marriages. Three wives for one husband or three husbands for one wife, and don’t think there aren’t nuts out there that would stand in line for a marriage license for their dog or horse. We are already seeing father and daughter, next will be mother and son, brother and sister and who knows what else after that.

Last year in New York the state’s highest court allowed the marriage between an uncle and niece. Once marriage acquires the status as a “right,” which it has never been, then any law that affects that right negatively becomes virtually impossible to defend. In other words, anything goes, having sex with a cow or a turtle is perfectly fine, marrying a ground hog or bullfrog is a right. This law has nothing to do with equality, but it strikes not only at the building block of civil society, the family, but at the authority of the state to regulate marriage, which it always had. Our Founding Fathers set this country up so that the states have the rights, not the Federal Government.

It seems to me that we already have a society that is crumbling; our values and morality are already shot. For those who think that marriage equality is only about homosexuals being able to marry, think again.

“What Kind Of Society Are We Leaving Our Kids” Available here.

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