Policing the Pulpit & The Johnson Amendment

Policing the Pulpit & The Johnson Amendment- “People of faith do not want partisan political fights infiltrating their houses of worship.”

by Bill Lockwood

In a letter sent to members of Congress earlier this month, 99 signatory churches, including Baptist and Muslim churches, appealed to lawmakers not to repeal the 1954 Johnson Amendment. The Johnson Amendment, a revision to the tax code sponsored by then-Senator Lyndon Johnson and agreed upon by a compliant Congress, “updated” the language of the IRS code to prohibit non-profit organizations, especially churches, from actively participating in political elections. It was effectively a gag order on the pulpits.

Why was the future president so intent on policing the pulpit via the tax code—threatening churches with removal of tax-exempt status if they logged in on “political issues?” Because conservative churches in the state of Texas, Baptist churches and churches of Christ, for example, had been a thorn in Johnson’s side during the election processes that put him in Congress. Preachers in that era had been regularly involved in Anti-Communist efforts and many of them connected Johnson with philosophies of socialism. Johnson had his revenge.

Now, more than 50 years later, President Trump has promised during the presidential campaign to rid America of the “very unfair” Johnson Amendment so that “great pastors and ministers, rabbis and priests and everybody can go and …participate in the election process.”

Just for the record, preachers worth their salt do not need government approval; IRS code or no tax code; or President Trump’s assistance– to speak forthrightly on the issues of the day—whether it be abortion, homosexuality, evolution, slavery, or the ungodly forcible transfer of wealth flying under the false flag of “social justice,” or even to object to women in the pulpit. But we appreciate his desire to erase unconstitutional restrictions.

The problem, however, is that many pulpiteers are fearful and timid. They like the government control because, as Chuck Baldwin correctly puts it, it gives them cover for their cowardice. The letter from the 99 in part reads, “Current law serves as a valuable safeguard for the integrity of our charitable sector and campaign finance system. People of faith do not want partisan political fights infiltrating their houses of worship.”

No, what these preachers really want is a big excuse to give to their members as to why they steadfastly refuse to address the burning issues of the day. Wringing their hands when accosted by furious pew-sitters, the pulpiteers squeak out that the “government disallows” them from addressing these issues “lest we lose our tax exempt status.” Cannot these denominational overlords manage their own flocks without grasping for government aid?

What is Happening?

First, the Johnson Amendment is flagrantly anti-Constitutional. The First Amendment clearly settles the issue. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”—meaning there would be no state-sponsored religious institutions. “Or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech …” – government is in a “hands-off” mode as far as monitoring, suggesting or regulating the speech in any church-related or religious institution. The freedom is God-given and the First Amendment promises that government intrusion will never occur, period.

IRS Commissioner in 2006, Mark W. Everson, showed that he understood perfectly well the issue. Speaking at the City Club of Cleveland, Ohio, he opined, “Freedom of speech and religious liberty are essential elements of our democracy. But the Supreme Court has in essence held that tax exemption is a privilege, not a right, stating, ‘Congress has not violated [an organization’s] First Amendment activities by declining to subsidize its First Amendment activities.”

In other words, the tax code extends “privileges” not “rights” by means of exemption and the punishing of churches for “political” speech or activity via taxation does not violate their free speech! That is the government position.

This is the problem with big government to begin with. It takes in hand to decide what it will and will not allow as far as “free speech” is concerned. Politicians apparently refuse to confess that free speech is a God-bestowed right by Natural Law, and prefer to suppose that it is a grant from themselves.

Second, the heart of the issue is to define what is “political” speech and what is “not?” Who decides? As long as we allow the government to set the parameters of discussion here, it will stuff a sock in the mouth of preachers. Is social justice (aka socialism) solely a “political” issue? It is in essence the theft of money from one person or one group and a re-distribution to another. This includes education, health care, environmental regulations, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rules, and scores of other schemes. Social Justice is, in reality, an immoral concept.

What about slavery, homosexuality, abortion, or cloning? Slavery was once a part of the law of the land. A “political issue.” Should pulpits have remained silent on this moral atrocity? At least the Founding generation were not devious as have been the Democrats and Republicans of the current generation for they would have included government control over the pulpits of that era which united to condemn it.

Third, the 99 churches are outright hypocritical. The National Council of Churches (NCC), representing thousands of churches, has a website that reads like a laundry list created by Karl Marx himself. Under “A 21st Century Social Creed” the NCC’s “vision of society” includes “civil, political, and economic rights” for all people; “employment for all at a family sustaining living wage”; a “system of criminal rehabilitation”; “enactment of policies” to abate “hunger and poverty”; “universal public education” and “healthcare”; “sustainable use of earth’s resources”; “tax and budget policies to reduce disparity between rich and poor”; “sustainable communities”; and the list goes on.

Each of these issues includes proposals of political policies to be enacted to achieve them. But now the 99 churches want to be free from politics and wishes the government to serve as the “valuable safeguard” to ensure it? Absolutely unbelievable.

No. What the 99 signatories wish is that the liberal politicians like a Barack Obama continue trampling the Word of God with hob-nail boots and the pew-packers continue to swallow it. Preachers have not only a Constitutional right to address the issues of the day in their churches, but an obligation to do so. This includes speaking out against ungodly practices of politicians as well as exposing their wicked stratagems that they place into law. We need no more government policing of the pulpit. What mankind needs is not only a Free Market economy but a free marketplace of religious ideas.

Jesse Lee Peterson: THE LYNCHING OF BILL O’REILLY

THE LYNCHING OF BILL O’REILLY – Jesse Lee Peterson says ouster is about destroying white, Christian male of power

by Jesse Lee Peterson

Man-hating feminists are gloating after overthrowing one of America’s most honest and powerful journalists, Bill O’Reilly. But O’Reilly’s departure from Fox News had little to do with sexual harassment. The firing of O’Reilly is about silencing a straight, white, powerful, Christian man who had the backbone and decency to treat Donald Trump fairly.

The drama came to a head when the New York Times ran a story revealing that Fox News and its parent company, 21st Century Fox, had reached settlements with five women who had complained of sexual harassment by O’Reilly. The agreements reportedly totaled about $13 million. O’Reilly has denied the allegations.

Media Matters, Color of Change and other left-wing groups pressured some 50 advertisers to abandon O’Reilly’s show. And groups like the National Organization for Women called for his firing. I don’t know about past allegations, but even Stevie Wonder can see that the latest allegations against Bill are false. Feminist attorney Lisa Bloom is representing both of O’Reilly’s latest accusers, Perquita Burgess and Wendy Walsh.

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Lisa Bloom is the daughter of attorney Gloria Allred, a Hillary Clinton supporter who falsely accused Trump of sexually harassing women in a desperate attempt to derail his campaign.

During an appearance on ABC’s “The View,” with her black client, Perquita Burgess, Bloom admitted this was a targeted effort to “bring down” Bill O’Reilly: “This is what women can do if we stick together and if we have a plan.”

Burgess, a temp clerical worker at Fox News, anonymously claimed through her attorney that O’Reilly harassed her in 2008 by “grunting” at her. But Bloom convinced her to go public last week, telling her that Rosa Parks wouldn’t hesitate.

According to the Washington Post, Bloom needed to keep the buzz going and persuaded Wendy Walsh, a Los Angeles radio personality who had been a frequent guest on O’Reilly’s show, to hold a news conference on April 3. There were two goals, Bloom said: Keep the story alive, and draw out more accusers.

Walsh claimed that Bill invited her to his suite after a meeting in 2013. She said she turned him down, and they went to the bar instead where O’Reilly yelled at her. Yet Walsh continued appearing on O’Reilly’s show and never reported the incident.

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Even if O’Reilly was guilty of these allegations – I don’t believe he is – does the punishment fit the crime? Does it warrant him being fired and having his reputation and career destroyed? No.

For 20 years on Fox News, O’Reilly exposed corruption at the highest levels of government, media and academia. He lobbied for the rights of children and championed Jessica’s law – which mandates a minimum sentence of 25 years and a maximum of life in prison for first-time child sex offenders. He unmasked illegal-alien criminals and the sanctuary cities that harbor them.

The left won’t stop until it dismantles Fox News, the most powerful and effective impediment to its power. Media Matters, Color of Change and MoveOn.org – all left-wing attack machines funded by America haters like George Soros – put pressure on Glenn Beck’s advertisers and orchestrated his exit from Fox News in 2011. The same leftist groups have tried to get Rush Limbaugh off the air with false allegations of misogyny, but they failed because Rush fought back.

The left is notorious for targeting conservatives for boycotts. Outspoken conservative Ann Coulter is at war with Berkeley over her right to speak on campus. If Coulter is not allowed to speak on campus April 27, the College Republicans (event organizers) are threatening a lawsuit accusing the university of violating the students’ constitutional rights to free speech. Right on! I interviewed Ann on my show (TheFallenState.tv), and the episode airs April 26 at 9 p.m. Eastern and 6 p.m. Pacific.

The same people who wanted O’Reilly fired supported Bill Clinton and his enabler wife – Hillary Clinton. One is liberal Kirsten Powers, who worked as a political analyst for Fox News and was a frequent guest on “The O’Reilly Factor.” Now she’s with CNN bashing O’Reilly. Powers is the ex-girlfriend of Anthony Weiner and a supporter of the Clintons. We all know Bill Clinton was impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice. He has a scandalous past and a history of abusing women.

Evil wants to divide men and women. So-called “conservative” women who go on CNN and other liberal networks to bash Fox News are being used as pawns. These women should be ashamed for turning on O’Reilly after he helped them launch their careers.

Liberals are only outraged over “sexual harassment” when it advances their godless agenda. They support abortion on demand and false racism, and they seek to remove God from the public square and destroy conservatives.

People on the side of good need to understand the game and have a strategy to win. If the children of the lie can get rid of O’Reilly, they can destroy anyone. O’Reilly is starting a podcast Monday – this is the first step to fighting back. I, for one, will be tuning in.

WND: http://www.wnd.com/2017/04/the-lynching-of-bill-oreilly/#Zm2OcvjUMQsBraKJ.99

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Jonah—An Early Environmentalist

Jonah—An Early Environmentalist – “…environmentalism today stems, not from real scientific evidence that man is harming the planet, but from a warped sense of value. ”

by Bill Lockwood

At first, Jonah refused the trek to Nineveh. The pulpit of the Assyrian capital had no appeal. The historical account, however, demonstrates that one cannot run from God, as Jonah attempted. After being “vomited out upon the dry land” the prophet traveled to the country of his enemies to preach repentance: “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” The residents believed God. “And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented of the evil which he said he would do unto them, and he did it not.”

With these great results Jonah was not happy. God was too merciful to his taste. “I knew thee, that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness, and repent thee of the evil,” the prophet complained.

God’s corrective to this sour disposition then involved a “gourd” which grew up over the prophet’s head to shade him as he sat on the east side of the city to see what would become of her. Jonah was glad because of the temporary reprieve from the sun’s direct rays. However, overnight God caused the gourd to wither leaving exposed Jonah’s unprotected head.

God showed him, “You have had regard for the gourd, for which you have not labored, neither made to grow; which came up in a night and perished in a night; and should I not have regard for Nineveh, the great city, wherein are ore than 600,000 persons?”

Needless to say, Jonah’s system of values was skewed. His consideration leaned heavily for the plant—and his own selfish interests—against the lives and souls of men. As with Jonah, so with myriads of loose thinkers today who are not hesitant to “protect” the inanimate environment to the detriment and at the expense of man. Most environmentalism today stems, not from real scientific evidence that man is harming the planet, but from a warped sense of value. Jonah’s belief system fits perfectly into the modern environmental movement.

Are Not Ye of Much More Value Than They?

Jesus taught that God cares for all creation. However, there is an order of value. “Behold the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you of much more value than they?” The answer is a self-evident “Yes”—but not to modern self-appointed care-takers of the Earth. “Absolutely not!” is their resounding reply.

Environmental theorist Lynn White, Jr. wrote, “We shall to have a worsening ecological crisis until we reject the Christian axiom that nature has no reason for existence save to serve man.” White is casting down the Genesis account that man was created to exercise “dominion” over the Earth all all its living creatures, being instructed to “subdue” the creation.

The Environmental Conservation Organization, Inc. published an article years ago (1996) the title of which says it all. “Redefining American Values.” Instead of a foundation of “life, liberty, and property” as is written in our American founding documents reflecting a God-centered world view, the ECO champions a “planned process of redefinition.” This has almost been completed by the Green Regime.

The ECO reports that “In a generation, anthropocentrism [man-centered] has been denounced as the cause of most of the world’s problems, and life, as a value, has been redefined. The new definition of life, the first and highest value to be protected, is all life forms, of which human life is but one strand with no more value than any other life form. This belief is described as ‘biocentrism,’ or ‘nature-centered.’” This is what might be called “The New Earth Ethic.”

Maurice Strong, billionaire Canadian environmentalist, announced at the 1992 UN Earth Summit: “It is the responsibility of each being today to choose between the force of darkness and the force of light. We must therefore transform our attitudes, and adopt a renewed respect for the superior laws of Divine Nature.”

Strong’s Earth Religion is reflected by Robert Muller, the former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations. In his New Genesis: Shaping Our Global Spirituality he referred to “our brethren the animals, our sisters the flowers.” Time magazine even classified the environmental movement as “part of a growing US Spiritual Movement.”

The New Earth Religion is complete with goddess worship (Gaia), concepts of sin, holy days, hymns, sacred writings, atonement, indulgences, and many other religious doctrines. These are well-documented in a recent article appearing in The New American (4-17-17) authored by John T. Larabell. Topping off the religious nature of the Green Movement is the UN’s “Ark of Hope.” According to arkofhope.org the sanctuary of the UN contains this wooden chest that was constructed in 2001 to mimic Israel’s Old Testament “Ark of the Covenant.”

In sum, the Green Religion, which seems to be engulfing masses of ill-informed citizens on the globe, preaches a tainted value-system which reflects Jonah of old. Christian axioms regarding the value of human life are being replaced by a new Earth first paganistic view in which humanity itself is seen as a plague to be eliminated. Shades of Jonah!

Kathleen Marquardt: SOCIAL ENGINEERING, CRONY CAPITALISM, REGIONALISM, URBANISM…

Social Engineering, Crony Capitalism, Regionalism, Urbanism are all happening in every state – “…Let’s look at Texas…”

by Kathleen Marquardt

Let’s look at Texas; these issues are not limited to Texas, but Texas’s population growth is higher than the U.S. as a whole and twice as fast sine the 1990s, so perhaps we can see some things better there.

A DEEPER LOOK AT THE PHONY “TEXAS MIRACLE”
“Moving a business to Texas also turns out to have tax consequences that are inconsistent with the conservative narrative of the Texas Miracle.

Yes, some businesses manage to strike lucrative tax breaks in Texas. As part of an industrial policy that dares not speak its name, the state government, for example, maintains the Texas Enterprise Fund (known to some as a slush fund and to others as a “deal-closing” fund), which the governor uses to lure favored businesses with special subsidies and incentives.

But most Texas businesses, especially small ones, don’t get such treatment. Instead, they face total effective tax rates that are, by bottom-line measures, greater than those in even the People’s Republic of California.” [Read more]

BREAKING NEWS! JANUARY 23, 2017

The people of Texas have a vital interest in water.  Yet, the Texas Water Development Board is, in essence, holding a secret meeting—what they call a “unique opportunity” available only to their invited presenters and those who pay $525 to attend–to set their course on water allocation issues.”  [Read more]

AUSTIN’S ‘COMPLETE STREETS’ POLICY A COMPLETE CONGESTION NIGHTMARE

If Austin planners have their way, they’ll impose a California-style ‘complete streets’ congestion-inducing nightmare. Complete streets policies seek to elevate non-auto modes of travel by using already scarce road funds to construct bike, bus, and pedestrian facilities while reducing capacity and access for autos. Voters in San Francisco just passed Proposition A, a $500 million bond measure, last November to impose a variety of traffic calming measures, which actually do anything but calm traffic. Rather they induce traffic.

The measure includes speed bumps, road diets, traffic circles, intersection islands, train upgrades, expanding bus stops, special boarding islands or ‘bulbs’ for buses (which undoubtedly take up road space needed for efficient auto travel), and transit-only lanes. [Read more]

The water issue is not specific to Texas, but be assured wherever you live, you are in the same metaphorical boat.

The Trans-Texas Corridor, aka the NAFTA Highway, was an early piece of social engineering. In 2006, Ron Paul said, “Proponents envision a ten-lane colossus the width of several football fields, with freight and rail lines, fiber-optic cable lines, and oil and natural gas pipelines running alongside. … The ultimate goal is not simply a superhighway, but an integrated North American Union – complete with a currency, a cross-national bureaucracy, and virtually borderless travel within the Union.”

By design, the corridor had few access ramps and bisected communities in order to shorten travel distances.  No additional border security was planned at the Mexico-Texas border.  Chinese-owned ports on the Mexican coast were to be offloaded in sealed containers, not to be opened until they reached their final destination.  The first upgraded security check was to take place at the corridor hub in Kansas City, Kansas where a “Smart Port” was to be installed that would allow the cargo to be scanned while moving through the facility.  Efficiency and expediency of goods was the stated mission of the NAFTA Superhighway.

The corridor itself was to hold six passenger lanes for commuter travel, four truck lanes for long hauls, freight rail and high speed rail. The right-of-way that would be condemned for the project was a quarter-of-a-mile wide, taking 146 acres per mile from Americans. The right-of-way was to be wide enough to not only house the transportation facilities, but also the hotels, gas stations and restaurants so that travelers would not need to leave the corridor.

The corridor was backed by international investors. They were to design and build the corridor and in return collect toll fees for the next 50 years.  In return, American’s land would be confiscated, their community and emergency services bisected, all for the privilege of paying a toll to drive their children to school.

In order to avoid national opposition to the facility, the corridor was not put forward as a project of the federal government; rather it was split into state segments, built by each state transportation department. The first critical leg of the corridor was the I-35 Trans-Texas Corridor which connected the Mexican border to Oklahoma.

In 2002, Governor Rick Perry unveiled the Trans-Texas Corridor concept as the new model for transportation in the state.  In 2003, his hand-picked House Transportation Chairman Mike Krusee held every transportation bill in committee until the final hour when he then unveiled a massive Omnibus Transportation package. The bill was voted on and passed without the time to closely examine its contents.  Included in this package was a 100-plus page Trans-Texas Corridor bill that gave Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) the green light to develop three separate TTC corridors in Texas.” [Read more]

The TransTexas Corridor was shot down in 2009, but it didn’t die. “In 2009, Perry scrapped the TTC plan after a series of combative town hall meetings throughout the state showed TxDOT it faced massive taxpayer resistance. “But now, the plan apparently is being implemented in small chunks, without the fanfare of divulging a statewide blueprint Perry and TxDOT may still have tucked away in their back pockets.” 
[Read more]

PUSH TO CONTINUE THE CROOKED RICK PERRY TRANS-TEXAS CORRIDOR QUIETLY

“Gridzilla, aka the California Water Model — is the ugly baby of State Rep. Lyle Larson (R-San Antonio) who is now the chair of the House Natural Resources Committee and Sen. Charles Perry (R-Lubbock), who chairs the Senate Agricultural, Water and Rural Affairs Committee. This picture of his “water grid” from the 2015 session tells you exactly where Lyle’s head is — the IH-35 growth corridor. That’s where he wants to send massive supplies of groundwater for hyper-development. Though some movement of groundwater is necessary, this is the California Water Model that took only 50 years to cause a water crisis of historic proportion.” [Read more]

The Independent League of Texas has a list of bills that need to be voted against. Texans can go to their website to find those. For Texans to find their legislators they can go here. For others, search state name, then legislature and there will be a link to a list where you can find your city, county, and state representatives.

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Jesse Lee Peterson: TRUMP’S MAGIC IS NOT FROM HUMAN POWER

TRUMP’S MAGIC IS NOT FROM HUMAN POWER – Jesse Lee Peterson cheers president’s work to protect, strengthen U.S.

by Jesse Lee Peterson

Most people do not understand the magic working through President Donald Trump.

He controls and confounds the media (“the opposition party”) – and they don’t know they’re being controlled! They endlessly attack him and insinuate suspicions of collusion with “Russia.” Trump tweeted that Obama “wire tapped” Trump Tower, and for weeks they shouted, “There’s no proof!” But as proof comes out, they remain in denial.

Trump struck Syria after the alleged “chemical attack” and got the media on his side (although he put his nationalist and Christian supporters very much on edge).

He dropped a bomb on ISIS, and so sent a message to North Korea and Iran. The terrorists now know they’re not dealing with a girly man like they’ve been for the past eight years under Obama.

Meanwhile, Trump took bids to build the wall. Jeff Sessions (who will go down as the greatest attorney general in history) announced that the border in the “Trump era” is no longer open, restoring the morale of border agents. Sessions laid out a logical policy to stop criminal illegal aliens from hurting Americans. Border crossings are reportedly down 70 percent. The theft of jobs and services by illegal aliens, plus the drugs and the crime they bring (especially affecting poorer black Americans), are coming to an end.

Most blacks do not recognize that Donald Trump is their white savior, but his attorney general is cleaning up the violent ghettos by untying the hands of police, after Black Lives Matter’s coup of police departments under Obama. Remember, the long-obsolete NAACP (“National Association against Colored People”) and godless liberals like Cory Booker accused Jeff Sessions of being “racist.” They side with criminals and thrive on black misery and anger.

Despite attacks from the children of evil, Trump works to protect and strengthen America, just as Barack Obama worked shamelessly to destroy and weaken America.
Remember when Obama went on his “apology tour” and bowed to our enemies? Evil grew, and America diminished. In contrast, Trump is meeting with leaders, maintaining his dignity and graciousness and winning them over to support our interests.

The Last Refuge” described how Trump invited Chinese President Xi Jinping to his Mar-a-Lago resort. Trump’s granddaughter sang in Mandarin to Xi and his wife, an act of honor and personal respect. As Kim Jong-un in North Korea gets more reckless in word and action, China is pulling some of its support for North Korea, turning its coal ships around, taking ours instead and even offering help to get rid of North Korea’s nuclear weapons.

As Christians, we are supposed to be the light of the world and the salt of the earth. We are to be “cunning as serpents and innocent as doves.” President Trump appears to be a living example of this.

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Notice how, despite all opposition, he maintains a good attitude. Remember how nasty Obama acted when challenged, when his anti-Second Amendment agenda was frustrated? You don’t see that spirit with Trump when things don’t go his way. This sets a good example in the country. I’ve long pointed out how his family, even after his unfortunate past wrongs, divorces and remarriage, still love and respect him.

Do not be dismayed at the attacks on Trump or the strong men who have stood with him (such as Gen. Mike Flynn, Steve Bannon or Sean Spicer). These men can take their hits. It’s time we stood up and took ours.

Jesus Christ came and died so that we might return to the Father. As Christians, we are to overcome the world, not be overcome by the world. Trump seems to be overcoming the world – overcoming evil with good. Too many Christians today are lost in intellectualism and emotionalism, pontificating, complaining and fighting in the wrong way as their character and families slide into hell. Yet the mind of God is spiritual and present, with no fear, doubt or confusion. It produces strong action.

I’ve long said that if we don’t rebuild men, it’s over for society. Remember when President Ronald Reagan brought such goodness and hope to America? What happened when he left office? America continued its downward moral dive. After Reagan, we’ve grown worse off than we’ve ever been morally. Men and families continue to crumble spiritually. No matter what physical good President Trump brings to America, our country will be an empty shell without men becoming men again.

I’ve worked 27 years through my nonprofit BOND to rebuild families by rebuilding men, offering church services, counseling, open forum discussions to awaken people and get them past their issues, and even an Entrepreneurship Academy for men and boys who have become so lost and neglected in the academic culture.

Evil will always do what it does, because Satan is the father of this world. The children of Satan, like Obama, the media and politicians, are supposed to do evil. It’s time for men and women to do the work of good, not back down – starting with our character and our own families.

This Easter season, let’s face the spiritual battle in the country with confidence that God our Father is with us.

WND: http://www.wnd.com/2017/04/trumps-magic-is-not-from-human-power/#VVFYpuBTmGKiEYKr.99

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Cal-Exit: California to Secede?

Cal-Exit: California to Secede?- …the secession move is that “California and America are different cultures, very different.”

by Bill Lockwood

Well-informed conservatives warned thirty-five to forty years ago that the “liberal plan,” spear-headed by Globalist-minded Democrats and Republicans, was to return the southwestern portion of the United States to Mexico. What seemed far-fetched then now causes one to wonder if it was the Doubting Thomas’ who were simply ill-informed.

California seems to be on the verge of exiting the Union, if their Democrat-controlled state legislature is any indicator. Not only are there enough Californian signatures to place secession on this fall’s ballot, but several measures before the legislature openly defy United States law while leaving the southern door to Mexico wide open.

According to the Daily News, the group behind the proposal is known as “Yes California.” Yes’s spokesman Marcus Ruiz Evans explains that the reason for the secession move is that “California and America are different cultures, very different.” In another similar comment he argued that California is “an economic powerhouse that subsidizes dozens of southern and mid-western states.” These states “don’t share its [California’s] values.”

Our governor already acts like a president, traveling to foreign nations, signing trade deals,” Ruiz went on to say. The change will be minimal, according to Yes California. The proposed Cal-exit ballot measure seeks to repeal provisions in the state’s constitution “stating California is an inseparable part of the United States and that the United States Constitution is the supreme law of the land,” according to wording approved by the California Attorney General.

Apparently, to aid the process of secession the state legislature is paying the law firm Covington and Burling, where former Obama U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder works, $25,000 per month. Judicial Watch has obtained records from the California Legislative Joint Rules Committee that reveal these taxpayer-funded fees are financing “legal strategies regarding potential actions of the federal government that may be of concern to the State of California.”

The Constitutional Framers Were Right

Several items need attention here. First, the Founding Fathers were correct about unlimited immigration.
John Jay authored the second article of The Federalist Papers at the period following the Revolutionary War. Over the pen-name Publius he argues that the homogeneity of the American people and culture gives solidity to the union as a whole.

With equal pleasure I have as often taken notice that Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people–a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs, and who, by their joint counsels, arms, and efforts, fighting side by side throughout a long and bloody war, have nobly established general liberty and independence.

Unlimited immigration from a variety of cultures tends to balkanize our once-great nation and make it what it was never intended to be—a confused mass that disdains the Constitution and the Christian principles of freedom upon which it was constructed. California is a living testament that these sociological facts were well-understood by the founding generation. Now California Yes champions that their culture is so different it needs to secede.

Second, California’s hiring of Eric Holder demonstrates that the Obama Administration was all about destroying our culture and our nation. Eric Holder, the former Attorney General of the U.S. under Barack Obama, is now an attorney for the law firm Covington and Burling.

Holder’s contempt for law is well-known. The former Attorney General dismissed voter intimidation charges that were lodged against the New Black Panther Party; he colluded with Obama to lawlessly retain over 70,000 pages of documents relating to the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal; he became the first AG in history to be held in both civil and criminal contempt; and Holder was caught spying on The Associated Press as well as Fox News contributor James Rosen. Now he litigates against the law of the United States.

This lawlessness also proves that former-president Obama was all about cramming unconstitutional measures down America’s throat and defying the citizenry to do anything about it. He would turn us into a socialized nation or tear it apart to get it done. His henchman-in-chief is now working with California to accomplish what Obama failed to do as president.

Third, is not this the same as Nullification? A frequently asked question is this. I support Nullification, but I do not California’s secession. What’s the difference? The state of California blatantly wishes to “change the wording of their state constitution” in order to defy President Trump. That is, they recognize that their defiance is unconstitutional and it is that charter that they must change.

Nullification, on the other hand, is grounded in the sovereign right of a people to govern themselves against a tyrannical government that violates its own laws. This is as opposite from what California is doing as was the French Revolution from the American War for Independence. California is not seeking to protect itself from a lawless government, but blatantly wishes to change the law from what it reads because it wishes a non-enforcement of existing law.

Possible California secession is the natural outcome of boldly transgressing the existing immigration laws in America. Exactly what Barack Obama helped to foster and it explains why a top government official for the former president is assisting the lawlessness.

Jesse Lee Peterson: Trump and Syria: Good message or bad war?

Trump and Syria: Good Message or Bad War? – Jesse Lee Peterson calls for prayer, watchful eye on president’s influencers

by Jesse Lee Peterson

An American president finally smacked Syria for its chemical weapons violations. Was it correct? Very few people know exactly what’s going on there. I don’t pretend to be one of them.

But this much is clear: Barack Obama failed to deal with Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and his chemical weapons. For eight years we heard talk, but no action. Obama’s weakness and indecisiveness allowed evil to grow in Syria and around the globe.

In January, Susan Rice, Obama’s national security adviser, had the gall to go on NPR touting the success of their Syria policy. Rice claimed all the chemical weapons in Syria had been removed. We now know that’s false. Rice misled the American people then just as she repeatedly lied about Benghazi and about the surveillance of Donald Trump and his top advisers.

With a precise and decisive strike, President Trump delivered a loud and clear message to Bashar al-Assad via 59 Tomahawk missiles: America is back, and we won’t sit on the sidelines while dictators run roughshod over international laws and slaughter innocents.

This message went far beyond Syria, to Russia, its sponsor (and to Iran, who is allied with both). The message was also sent to China, whose president, Xi Jinping, was meeting with President Trump at Mar-a-Lago at the time of the strike, and by extension, China’s client North Korea, whose despot leader has been threatening the U.S. and South Korea with intercontinental ballistic missiles.

This is all positive, and it’s great that we have a serious and decisive man as president – thank God! But what concerns some of his most ardent supporters is where this may be going. Was this strike a message-delivering “one off,” or does Trump intend to force regime change?

Interestingly, John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Hillary Clinton are speaking in unison, calling for more bombings against Syria. CNN and other left-wing media outlets are also beating the war drums. When I see RINOs, left-wing Democrats, and the mainstream media praising Trump and getting all-hawkish, it’s reason to pause.

At a meeting of the U.N. Security Council, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley blasted the Russians for being complicit in allowing Assad to maintain and use chemical weapons against his own people. She said the U.S. is prepared to do more in Syria. She also told CNN’s Jake Tapper, “There’s not any sort of option where a political solution is going to happen with Assad at the head of the regime.”

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Is Haley talking about ousting Assad with military force? This is what makes many conservatives nervous. Some on the right see President Trump’s actions in Syria as a departure and a distraction from his bold “America First” domestic agenda. They fear America will once again be dragged into a war where our national security interests aren’t clear, and we will waste blood and treasure to set up a democracy in a nation that doesn’t have the civil society in place to hold on to it.

Removing the Syrian dictator would create a vacuum just like Trump railed against in Iraq. The vacuum created by the U.S. taking out Saddam Hussein has led ultimately to the rise of ISIS. The same could happen in Syria with the same results. I believe this is what Obama and company wanted all along. Obama encouraged and supported the “Arab Spring,” which caused refugees, mostly Muslims, to flood into Europe and, to a lesser extent, into the United States. Obama also allowed terrorists to take back Iraq, and the regime changes he engineered in Libya led to the Benghazi outrage.

We need to carefully watch the people advising President Trump. Yes, there is some fake news surrounding reports about the “shake up” within his inner circle because the press loves to create the impression that the administration is in disarray. Yet there may be a grain of truth there.

President Trump is a good, strong and wise man. He has great instincts. Even Rush Limbaugh said the following after a private meeting with him in Florida last February: “There’s no indecision about anything. He never once asked me about what I thought he ought to do. He never asked me what I think of this or that.

My impression is this man is more self-informed and decisive than anybody I’ve ever met.” This is a great compliment – especially coming from a truth-teller like Rush. Even though this should put conservatives at ease, Trump is going up against very powerful institutions and players both in the U.S. and overseas. They don’t want him to stop the decline of the U.S. and to drain the swamp; after all, the elites in Washington and the globalist power brokers have been profiting under the status quo for decades.

God answered the fervent and faithful prayers of Americans and installed Donald Trump as the leader of the free world. But that was just phase one. We need to continue in prayer, be ever vigilant of our government and be particularly watchful of those who wish to influence our president.

WND: http://www.wnd.com/2017/04/trump-and-syria-good-message-or-bad-war/#M91xA4TqxkdQj49Z.99

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A Constitutional Crisis & Typhoid Mary

A Constitutional Crisis & Typhoid Mary- “…the man to whom she reported and conversed on a daily basis—was Barack Obama. ”

by Bill Lockwood

Disdain for the United States Constitution. A complete and utter contempt for the Constitutional rule of law which protects citizens from the strong hand of government. This is the only description of the Democrat Party that is appropriate at this point in American history. Not ignorance of the Constitution; not stupidity; not untutored; not uneducated in freedom principles—but a deep-down scorn for the Fourth Amendment of our Charter of Liberties. This is where we are—and if the Republicans in Congress and in the White House do not take things in hand, we have lost it all.

The Fourth Amendment of the Bill of Rights declares that it is the “right of the people” to be protected against the government from “unreasonable searches and seizures.” No invasion of privacy is to occur unless a “warrant” is issued by the proper courts, and that only based upon “probable cause” or evidence of a crime. It is “unreasonable” to open your mail, tap into your telephone conversations or put a citizen under electronic surveillance. With the recent Obama Administration, however, the Constitution be hanged.

This has to do with former National Security Advisor Susan Rice’s deliberate felonious electronic spying on innocent Americans on the Donald Trump team for political purposes. Following this it was the “unmasking” procedures of innocent individuals that she herself initiated and detailed spreadsheets that she requested have been described as “felonious” by Michael Doran, a former senior director at the National Security Council. “A tremendous abuse of the system.” And her one and only boss—the man to whom she reported and conversed on a daily basis—was Barack Obama.

Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, as reported in The Washington Times, likened Rice to “Typhoid Mary” on a radio show hosted by Hugh Hewitt. Typhoid Mary was the woman who spread disease around New York in the twentieth century. “Every time something went wrong [in the Obama Administration], she seemed to turn up in the middle of it—whether it was these allegations of improper unmasking and potential improper surveillance, whether it was Benghazi or many of the other fiascos of the Obama administration…”

Unmasking names of raw intelligence reports are more than mere “fiascos”, however.  Normally, when U.S. intelligence agencies are surveilling foreigners, the names of U.S. individuals who are involved in the conversations with those foreigners are “redacted” or edited out of the summaries to protect their innocence. Rice, instead, wanted the real names of the persons and made several requests to have this done on detailed spreadsheets.

One unnamed U.S. official stated that the reports contained “political information” such as with whom the Trump transition people were meeting; the views of Trump’s foreign policy aides; and what plans were being made by the incoming Trump administration, as reported by Steve Byas (The New American).

The Timeline

To catch the full impact of this lawlessness, consider the following timeline.
•  In March, Susan Rice denied involvement in the entire scandal of unmasking. On PBS Hour she said bluntly: “I know nothing about this. I was surprised to see reports from Chairman Nunes on that account today.” She was referring to Representative David Nunes’ (R-Calif.), who chaired the House Intelligence Committee, reports to the media that after investigating the Obama White House Spy Scandal there was much that bothered him.
•  The “unmasked names” were turned over to officials, during the Obama Administration, at the National Security Council, the Department of Defense, the CIA, and James Clapper, the director of national intelligence for Obama.
•  Obama’s Deputy Secretary of Defense, Eveyln Farkas, bragged that she encouraged her colleagues to “get as much information as you can, get as much intelligence as you can, before President Obama leaves.” This was on March 2 with MSNBC. She later tried to walk this back.
•  Congressional investigations continue to discover who it [or they] was that apparently unlawfully unmasked the names of Trump’s transition team. Finally, Susan Rice’s name pops up to investigators. U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova charges that “What was produced by the intelligence community at the request of Rice were detailed spreadsheets of intercepted phone calls with unmasked Trump associates in perfectly legal conversations with individuals.”
•  Susan Rice now remembers her unmasking requests. She tells MSNBC this week, however, that it’s “absolutely false” that she or any other Obama administration officials unmasked names of Trump’s presidential campaign and transition team members “for political purposes.”
•  Retired Colonel James Waurishuk, who had worked for both the National Security Council as well having served as director for intelligence at the U.S. Central Command, insists that others have to be involved. “The surveillance initially is the responsibility of the National Security Agency. They have to abide by this guidance when one of the other agencies, says, ‘We’re looking at this particular person which we would like to unmask,’” reports Steve Byas. Waurishuk goes on to say, “It’s unbelievable of the level and degree of the administration to look for information on Donald Trump and his associates, his campaign team and his transition team. This is really, really serious stuff.” He calls this a “Constitutional Crisis.”

Questions

•  If this was all innocence on the part of Susan Rice and Barack Obama why did they wait until her name was finally discovered as the source of the unmasking before Rice comes out publicly to profess her innocence? In other words, if there never was any wrong-dong on the part of the Obama Administration here, and the news cycle has been filled for the past 6 weeks on the question of “Who possibly could have done the ‘unmasking’ of innocent names”—why did Rice not come out earlier and simply confess, “Sure, I did it, and it was all innocent”? The fact that she remained silent and the former president has said nothing—which is not his habit—until revelations were made that Rice was the culprit, smells like guilt.
•  Even more telling: Why did Susan Rice LIE to the American people about her lack of knowledge of any of this on PBS Hour? She knew nothing, she claimed about any of it; but all of the sudden she “remembers” and by the way, nothing irregular here—just routine government work. Who can believe it? Especially in view of the fact that she is a certified liar.
•  Why did Susan Rice, who answers to Obama alone, “investigate” the Trump transition team to begin with? This is not her job description. Susan Rice is not an investigator. As National Review put it: “If Susan Rice was unmasking Americans, it was not to fulfill an intelligence need based on American interests; it was to fulfill a political desire based upon Democrat-party interests.”

The Republican-led Congress needs immediately to panel an investigation and require everyone that was possibly involved, including Obama himself, under oath. To fail in this responsibility is to forfeit leadership and endanger all Americans. The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution is thought by many constitutional scholars to have already been trashed—it will be in point of fact if this is not aggressively handled now. Perhaps since Susan Rice and Barack Obama demonstrate such disdain for the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, they will not find comfort in the Fifth Amendment when under oath. Fat chance.

TAKING AMERICA AND THE WORLD TO IMPOSSIBLE LEVELS

Taking America and the World to Impossible Levels – “As reality takes over and these high speed trains don’t materialize, can you imagine the mess America will be in?”

by Kathleen Marquardt

ICLEI, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, is now called Local Governments for Sustainability so that people won’t know that this is an international organization pretending to be a local one. ICLEI just put out its USA 2016 Report calling for a reduction of global average temperature to just 1.5° Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Because the Industrial Revolution began around 1760, when the so-called Little Ice Age (LIA ) was just ending, ICLEI and the global elite would have the world reducing carbon output below zero; if we hadn’t had an Industrial Revolution, if we were still living at subsistence levels, we would still be warmer than what they want us to achieve. How do you think they expect to get there?

Toward 1.5

Spurred by calls from the communities most exposed to climate change impacts, the Paris Climate Agreement set the ambitious goal of limiting the end-of-century global average temperature increase to 1.5° Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above preindustrial levels.

The Paris Agreement includes Nationally Determined Contributions, reductions in GHG emissions by country — which offer this reality: In 2030, global emissions will be 22 gigatons of CO2 equivalent (GT CO2e) higher than the level needed to stay on track towards the 1.5° target and 15 GT CO2e higher than the level needed for a 2.0° scenario (UNFCCC analysis, May 2016). This is roughly equivalent to the emissions produced by 4,400 coal-fired power plants in one year.

The global community must push to peak greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, eliminate the use of fossil fuels in the power sector by 2050, and deploy negative-emissions strategies by 2040 in order to protect the most vulnerable (Climate Analytics, October 2016).”

[ICLEI USA 2016 Annual Report]

How do ICLEI and the global elite propose to reach “1.5”? They have a blueprint for that – Agenda21/Sustainable Development, and tools to achieve their goals. The original tools are found in The Global Biodiversity Assessment, seven pounds of tools. As science advances more tools are added, but let me show you some of those tools.

To Win the War on Cars, San Francisco Weaponizes Real Estate

As Stephen Frank puts it, “The city is now given building permits for condo’s/apartments that do not have any parking spaces, but include bike racks instead.  Imagine the culture of this city if no one owned a car, and Ford/Chevy and Toyota were criminalized?

What San Francisco believes it can do, however, is improve life in the city by making it easier to get around without a car. This week, its Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance requiring developers to stock new residential or commercial projects with more alternative-transport perks than ever before. This is no all-out war on vehicles, but rather an attempt to cut down on the number and length of car trips the natives take each day.”

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Wimps didn’t build California: the case for high speed rail

Our vision includes a national HSR Express system connecting cities and states into an integrated system, laid out in phases with an aggressive schedule for full system build out.  Our vision sets high standards for interoperable, state-of-the-art dedicated track, advanced control systems, elegant multi-modal train stations, and top-of-the-line 220 mph trains connecting major cities together.  Our plan calls for a support network of 110 mph trains connecting smaller cities and towns together with the high speed system.”

Their vision is beyond pie-in-the-sky. The first map shows their vision completed; the second, what is now. A very long — and expensive — way to go, yet cities are being restructured to remove cars now. As reality takes over and these high speed trains don’t materialize, can you imagine the mess America will be in?

In the maps of US High Speed Rail, is included this map below showing the plan for a Regional America. Regionalism is the key tool I spoke of above to be used to bring America down – down to 1.5.
The key tool is regionalism.

REGIONALISM IS COMMUNISM

In her article, Charlotte Iserbyt quotes from Dennis Cuddy: “In “The Globalists,The Power Elite Exposed”, page 304, Denis L. Cuddy, Ph.D, says “Most members of the European Union are already members of The Socialist International, and if other nations around the world can be moved toward socialism and regional economic arrangements, then these regional groupings can be more easily merged into a world socialistic government.

This scenario is quite similar to the three-stage plan outlined by Stalin at the 1936 Communist International. At that meeting, the official program proclaimed: “Dictatorship can be established only by a victory of socialism in different countries or groups of countries,” after which there would be federal unions of the various groupings of these socialist countries, and the third stage would be an amalgamation of these regional federal unions into a world union of socialist nations.”

Iserbyt goes on to note: “In socialist countries, metropolitan regions enjoy metropolitan regional government and comprehensive planning. Of the many regions on the vast territory of the Soviet Union the Moscow Region commands special attention, for it has been, since the 1917 Revolution, the country’s economic and political center.

The economic and functional efficiencies and the social benefits that comprehensive national, regional and city planning make possible in socialist society explain the Soviet Union’s enormous and rapid economic and social progress. Conversely, our profit-oriented ruling capitalist class makes comprehensive social and economic planning impossible, causing waste and chaos and dragging the entire nation into misery and suffering as its rule deteriorates and declines.”

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To close, another bit of Iserbyt elucidation:

The power elite understood that it would be difficult to get the people of the world to accept a world government all at once, and so a gradualistic approach was suggested. Association of Helpers member and Canadian Rhodes scholar P.E. Corbett in Post-War Worlds (1942) wrote: “A world association binding together and coordinating regional groupings of states may evolve toward one universal federal government. World government is the ultimate aim, but there is more chance of attaining it by gradual development.” More recently, at Mikhail Gorbachev’s first State of the World Forum in 1995, Zbigniew Brzezinski (President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Advisor) announced that we “cannot leap into world government through one quick step, but rather via progressive regionalization.”

Wanting to get to global government faster, we are now being pressured to undo the modern world – that is, for us. The elite will keep all modern amenities. But we, who must live under their rules, regulations, fees, taxes, penalties, are now told we must go back to a subsistence living – to grow our own food, to live without air conditioning and modern appliances, to be as close to animals as they can manipulate us into being.

APC: https://americanpolicy.org/2017/04/03/taking-america-and-the-world-to-impossible-levels/?mc_cid=04575abac8&mc_eid=210870cea5

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ARE MEN REALLY ‘MEN’ IN NORTH CAROLINA?

ARE MEN REALLY ‘MEN’ IN NORTH CAROLINA? – Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson sounds off on ‘weak’ males and ‘transgender madness

by Jesse Lee Peterson

North Carolina has repealed its HB2 bathroom law, which stopped cities from forcing businesses to let transgenders into bathrooms designated for the opposite sex. Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper signed the repeal Thursday. Cooper said: “House Bill 2 created a misguided, unworkable, and unnecessary requirement that individuals use the bathroom that matches the gender on their birth certificate! Today’s law immediately removes that restriction. It’s gone! “Now transgender kids aren’t subject to the horrible requirement and embarrassment that could put them in more danger of being bullied or preyed on.”

He went on to say that businesses boycotting over HB2 are coming back to the state.
Apparently, North Carolina’s Democrat governor and Republican supermajority in the General Assembly love money over people. This is an evil perpetrated against normal people, innocent children and misguided “transgender” people. And, apparently, the people of North Carolina, like many Americans, love their sports and entertainment (NBA, NCAA, NFL …) more than what’s right.

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Backstory on HB2: Sane law and insane response

Last year, the city of Charlotte passed an ordinance forcing private businesses (which liberal judges call “public accommodations”) to allow mentally ill transgender people into the wrong bathroom. The state of North Carolina responded by passing a law, HB2, under Republican Gov. Pat McCrory, which protected private businesses from this abuse by liberal cities and prevented special exceptions for anyone wishing to use the wrong bathroom on public property.

Liberal activists (the children of the lie) in journalism, law, business and entertainment began demanding a boycott of North Carolina. Newsweek listed many who joined the outcry:
• Lionsgate canceled filming in Charlotte. “Wicked” musical composer Stephen Schwartz, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Boston, Pearl Jam, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Maroon 5 and violinist Itzhak Perlman canceled shows.
• The NBA and collegiate sports organizations NCAA and the Atlantic Coast Conference relocated tournaments, with the blessing of coaches.
• Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and singer Ciara canceled plans to marry in North Carolina (where Wilson started his college career).
Sixty-eight companies joined Human Rights Campaign (a radical homosexual activist group) in a court brief against the bill, including Apple, Microsoft, IBM, General Electric, Levi Strauss, Gap, Nike, IKEA, Etsy, Williams Sonoma, eBay, Yelp, Orbitz, Expedia, American Airlines, United Airlines, Marriott, Hilton, Salesforce, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Intel and Logitech. PayPal and Deutsche Bank canceled job creation in the state.
• The Obama administration filed a “civil rights” lawsuit against the state. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo instituted a travel ban to North Carolina, which State University of New York honored.
• Exactly 269 children’s book authors and illustrators signed a letter decrying the bill, and author Sherman Alexie canceled events.

Liberal propaganda organizations like the Associated Press and UCLA predicted billions of dollars of losses for the state. They presented a Goliath opposition to intimidate Republican lawmakers and the people, implying that sanity is no longer mainstream or viable in the free market. Where are the men?

I must say that Bruce Springsteen is not a real man, nor is any liberal male. Liberals think themselves defenders of “victims,” but they condemn good and promote evil. When you don’t think clearly and logically (like a man), you create emotion-fueled garbage. The lack of love of fathers opened the door for this mess. Weak men allow it.

Governor Cooper recently unseated Republican incumbent McCrory in North Carolina in a razor-thin upset (mired by suspicions of voter fraud – aided by liberal judges who think voter ID laws are “racist”). Cooper ran on repealing HB2. He was elected by a growing base of black voters, the vast majority of whom are Democrats yet think they’re Christians. (Note: You cannot believe in God and support the Democratic Party.)
I wondered aloud on my radio show whether Gov. Cooper – as a grown man – really believes in this transgender madness, or if he’s just making a paycheck.

Liberals still aren’t happy with the “repeal,” because it prevents cities like Charlotte from imposing on private businesses with so-called “anti-discrimination laws” until 2020. Discrimination against people in their wrong is good – a wakeup call reminding them that they’re wrong. But companies mired in liberalism discriminate against people who are right – to protect those in the wrong! In 2015, a Planet Fitness in Midland, Michigan, suspended the membership of a woman who warned other women about a “huge” man wearing a wig and “a little bit of blush” in the women’s locker room.

Pretending wrong is right traumatizes and brainwashes children. Jesus warned that anyone who causes children to stumble would have been better off with a millstone tied around his neck and thrown into the sea. The way to end this madness not merely battling the symptoms (bad laws and insane people ruling over the sane). To combat the root issue, as I wrote in “The Antidote: Healing America from the Poison of Hate, Blame and Victimhood,” we must return the people back to their fathers (and, therefore, back to their Father in heaven), so that they may think and see clearly again. Then men can lead by example, as a fearless, anger-free force for good.

WND: http://www.wnd.com/2017/04/are-men-really-men-in-north-carolina/#4fiooJS1LuFAkjZd.99

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Crucifying the Constitution

Crucifying the Constitution- “Do no give us any standard by which actions can be judged to be right or wrong.”

by Bill Lockwood

The Progressive Era, beginning at the turn of the last century, has brought us a constant assault upon the rule of law in America. Led by the Democratic Party, the Constitution of the United States has been ignored, trashed, vilified, tortured and shredded. Whether twisting the meaning of the Commerce Clause, or re-writing the Necessary and Proper Clause, to the re-molding of The First Amendment, our Constitution at this point is practically relegated to the dust-bin of historical oddities. Reading the Founding Fathers on their own Constitutional product is like reading opinions of foreigners unacquainted with modern methods of governing.

A case in point. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) plans to block an up-or-down vote on President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch. Gorsuch is an “originalist” in his approach to the Constitution which means his interpretive principle in discerning the meaning of the Constitution is based upon the actual words of the document itself.

While there is some debate on the “originalist” principle—for instance, the modern meaning of words in the commerce clause can lead us astray from what the founders intended by that clause—Gorsuch basically allows the Constitution to speak for itself. * This will not do for Schumer and the Democratic Party which tells us that this approach to the Constitution is “out of the mainstream” of America.

What About Originalism?

First, the very reason for having a written document of settled law is to prevent what has been occurring in America under Schumer-style leadership. When the Constitution was drafted and ratified the Founders were exceedingly clear. They wanted to avoid the common pitfall of English history wherein there was no written law. England had been guided by the decisions of Parliament which, in absence of a written legal code, was a wide invitation to an open-ended metamorphosis of legal standards.

This, in turn, meant that the populace never enjoyed the obvious protections of their rights under law, but instead were at the mercy of Parliamentary changes or the powerful Crown that would ignore Parliament. In the end, it is the common people who suffer most.

One of the “chains of the Constitution” spoken of by Thomas Jefferson was that America would have a written code that would remain inflexible and never change, except by Amendment. It is this concept, a written document that encloses the actions of the leaders, that both Democrats and Republicans have disdained. Most of our departures from Constitutional Law, whether it be by means of the Federal Reserve System or the Environmental Protection Agency, or the liberal transmutation of the Second Amendment, can be explained on the basis of this sad truth. Many leaders do not wish to be contained.

Second, to say that America’s Constitution is a “living, breathing document” insinuates that one wishes to disregard the standard. When one conjures the notion of a “living, breathing” document, such as was recently done in a Cosmopolitan article (authored by Jill Filipovic), it involves an attack upon the standard itself. It is to say that the standard actually evolves over time. Democrat strategist Chris Hahn, a former campaign worker for Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), reflecting the same relativism in a 2011 comment, stated that our Constitution is “a living, breathing document that evolves over time.”

This same breed of hostility to any normative standard is seen in theological circles as well. Liberals are fond of citing a New Hermeneutic approach to the Bible which means that moderns wish to have a “relativistic” approach to God’s Word. This translates thusly: “Do no give us any standard by which actions can be judged to be right or wrong.” Mankind wishes to be free from the constraint of God’s Law.

Exactly so with Schumer and the Democrats in law-making. To interpret the Constitution according to its original intent is anathema to them because they hate the standard of Constitutional law to begin with. It is too restricting. Too restraining is the Constitutional standard against their impulses to dictate and control the lives of other Americans.

The Founders foresaw this lawless maneuver. James Madison, the father of the Constitution, pointed out that our Constitution is only “legitimate” if we “resort” to the “sense in which the Constitution was accepted and ratified by the nation.” James Wilson, Pennsylvania member of the Philadelphia Convention rightly insisted, “The first and governing maxim in the interpretation of a statute is to discover the meaning of those who made it.”

Thomas Jefferson, who coined the phrase “Chains of the Constitution,” recognized that the guardian of our liberties was the Constitution itself—provided that we properly interpret it in its “originalist” intent. “On every question of construction let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or intended against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.”

Chuck Schumer’s confrontational opposition to Neil Gorsuch has its roots in the lawlessness that has characterized many of our politicians for over a century. They brook no limit on their power over the citizen—least of all that old relic The Constitution of the United States. Gorsuch, by Schumer’s own admission, demonstrates no specific opinion of dangerous proportions. The New York Senator simply does not like what he calls his “ideology” of honoring the law of the land. That’s where we are.

*The Tenth Amendment Center’s recent article, “Nine Reasons the ‘Living, Breathing’ Constitution View is a Lie” discusses the difference between being an “originalist”—seeking the original intent of the Founders’ words—from a “textualist”—where it is claimed Neil Gorsuch actually is.

Jesse Lee Peterson: UGLY TRUTH BEHIND MISSING D.C. BLACK GIRLS

UGLY TRUTH BEHIND MISSING D.C. BLACK GIRLS – Jesse Lee Peterson reveals real and tragic cause of vanishing kids

by Jesse Lee Peterson

A sensational Instagram post claimed Thursday that 14 black girls had gone missing in Washington, D.C., over a 24-hour period. And the hashtag #missingdcgirls went viral. Numerous celebrities, including Olivia Wilde, Bernice King, Taraji P. Henson, Sean Diddy Combs and LL Cool J latched on to the story, assuming that it wasn’t getting attention because America is “sexist” and “racist.”

Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles Lawson, wrote on Instagram, “It is a well known fact that a missing person of color Black, Latin or other do [sic] not get the media coverage equal to a missing white person …”
Bernice King (daughter of MLK) tweeted, “Sex trafficking/slavery is pervasive in the U.S. and world. Don’t label our #missingDCgirls as runaways and not search. #FindOurGirls.”

Actress Sophia Bush added, “FOURTEEN young black and Latina girls woke up hopeful, ready to face the world and its ways yet again in DC. Today, each one of them is missing…#MissingDCGirls -> #FindOurGirls.”
Reading these posts, you would think Boko Haram had invaded D.C., but the story about 14 girls missing in one day turned out to be fake news!

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There is a serious problem with missing black teens – especially girls – in Washington, D.C., but according to police, almost all of the youths are runaways.

Black members of Congress are calling on the FBI to investigate the large number of black and Latino missing children in our nation’s capital. According to the Associated Press, more than 500 cases of missing children and minors were logged by the D.C. Police Department in the first three months of 2017.
To raise awareness, Chanel Dickerson, the new commander of the D.C. Police Youth and Family division, began posting missing children alerts with pictures on social media.

So far this month, they tweeted 27 missing person flyers of children and minors between the ages of 10-17, and many have been found. The fliers got the community’s attention. A forum was held with black parents in D.C. Hundreds packed a room and lined up to speak to city officials. The meeting became heated, with people shouting at city leaders. The crowd demanded additional mental health services for children and juveniles, and some people expressed anger about the lack of Amber Alerts for these missing persons cases.

The focus by black parents, the black caucus, black activists and celebrities is on the failure of the police and media to bring more attention to missing children cases as opposed to addressing why these kids are missing in the first place.

Why is this?

It’s because dealing with the “why” will expose the ugly truth about the epidemic of anger and abuse taking place in most single, black, female-headed households. It’s easier to scapegoat than to face the real reason why black kids are running away from their mothers in droves.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser – a leftist Democrat – announced new initiatives including boosting the number of police officers and expanding the missing children website. She said every effort is being made to reunite these kids with their “families.”

Newsflash: These young people don’t want to be reunited with their mothers. They ran away from home to escape unbearable living conditions. Angry, single, black mothers (and grandmothers) who don’t have any love are raising these kids. These women are often belligerent and violent toward the children. The kids are usually living in homes where the mother has a live-in boyfriend. Illicit drugs are prevalent. Sometimes the girls are made to work as prostitutes in sex-trafficking rings – even by members of their own families.

Recently, a 15-year-old girl who had been reported missing in Chicago was gang-raped by a group of juveniles on Facebook Live. According to police, at least 40 people watched the video, and no one called the authorities. Officers later found the girl on the street and reunited her with her mother (no mention of a father).

Barack and Michelle Obama were outraged and brought international attention to the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, yet they’re silent when American girls (and boys) are being victimized.

For more than 27 years, I’ve counseled thousands of people through my nonprofit, BOND. In my book, “The Antidote,” I write about high-profile cases such as Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tupac Shakur, Eminem, O.J. Simpson, Richard Pryor, Malcolm X and others who were abandoned by their weak fathers and traumatized by angry mothers. Black women can’t solve these problems, because they’re creating them by making their children angry with their impatient attitudes and hatred of the absent fathers.

Here are some sobering facts about what happens to kids raised without fathers:
• 90 percent of homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes;
• 71 percent of pregnant teenagers lack fathers;
• 71 percent of high-school dropouts come from fatherless homes;
• 63 percent of youth suicides involve children from fatherless homes.
This should be a wake-up call to parents and elected officials to focus on the real cause of missing and runaway kids. Unless we encourage them to forgive their mothers and return to their fathers, we as a society will continue to bear the horrific social consequences.

WND: http://www.wnd.com/2017/03/ugly-truth-behind-missing-d-c-black-girls/#zXGjyiyVvRjZCS4O.99

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Rogue Government

Rogue Government- Was Donald Trump under surveillance during his presidential bid?”

by Bill Lockwood

As governments tend to grow in size they not only become unwieldy, but oppressive of the very freedoms they are framed to protect. For this reason, the Founders, knowing that the very nature of government is to expand its scope– for it is the nature of man to seek to rule over others, continually warned that the United States Government should remain small and limited at a national level. The powers granted to the Federal government were to remain “few and defined” (James Madison, The Federalist).

Thomas Jefferson reminded us: “Let the national government be entrusted with the defense of the nation, and its foreign and federal relations; the State governments with the civil rights, laws, police and administration of what concerns the State generally; the counties with the local concerns of the counties, and each ward [township] direct the interests within itself.”

Further, he explained, “It is by dividing and subdividing these republics, from the great national one down through all its subordinations, until it ends in the administration of every man’s farm by himself; by placing under every one what his own eye may superintend, that all will be done for the best.”

Jefferson then asked, “What has destroyed liberty and the rights of man in every government which has ever existed under the sun?” The answer: “The generalizing and concentrating all cares and powers into one body, no matter whether of the autocrats of Russia or France, or of the aristocrats of a Venetian senate.” We might add “so also the American Republic.”

The latest “surveillance” revelations apparently made by the Obama Administration on presidential candidate should warn thoughtful citizens that governments that are large enough to take care of you are too large.

Surveillance?

Was Donald Trump under surveillance during his presidential bid? Trump himself tweeted that he was and that Trump Tower had been “wiretapped.” This caused a major explosion among the press as well as members of Congress, Republican and Democrat. Various members of Congress began to investigate.

On Wednesday, Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) revealed in a press conference that “US citizens involved in the Trump transition team” were “incidentally” surveilled by the Obama administration. Nunes stated that what his Congressional committee discovered “has nothing to do with Russia,” but “everything to do with possible surveillance activities, and the president needs to know that these intelligence reports are out there …”

Politico reported it this way, “Nunes: Trump transition members were under surveillance during the Obama administration.”

The Daily Wire ran a piece this week which downplayed the significance of the above facts. “And no, nothing Nunes said changed the underlying facts: Team Trump got caught up in incidental collection of information. That’s not the same thing as accusing the intelligence community of violation law in order to target Trump and company.”

Really? Consider the following.

First, The Washington Times reminded us on Monday that according to an NPR report on May 2013 “The Associated Press is protesting what it calls a massive and unprecedented intrusion into its gathering of news. The target of that wrath is the U.S. Justice Department, which secretly collected phone records for several AP reporters last year.” This occurred under Eric Holder’s leadership at the Dept. of Justice. Mass surveillance upon citizens was apparently in the Obama playbook.

Second, the Obama Administration made more than one attempt to get an official government surveillance on presidential nominee Donald Trump. Obama even had the proposed process “converted” in a “national-security investigation under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)” (National Review). The FISA application by Obama was denied. Yet, Obama tried a second time. This again shows Obama was in the spying business, more concerned about potential Republican nominees to the White House than real foreign dangers. The FISA court evidently agreed with that assessment.

Third, the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward warned this week that there are persons from the Obama administration who could possibly face criminal charges. The reason is that these individuals illegally “unmasked” the names of the Trump transition team that were in these “incidental” surveillance reports of foreign officials (The Washington Examiner). These names were then illegally passed around by the Obama Administration. This directly answers the Daily Wire claim which said that there was “no violation of law” in incidental surveillance. This is a smoking gun.

As the Examiner reports: Trump and members of his transition team had their identities “unmasked” after their communications were intercepted by U.S. intelligence officials. “The revelation is notable because identities of Americans are generally supposed to remain ‘masked’ if American communications are swept up during surveillance of foreign individuals.”

In conclusion, instead of encouraging everyone to remain calm, as The Daily Wire has done, because there are no apparent “violations of law” in what occurred regarding wire-taps, perhaps it is time the American people awakened to the fact that there is plenty of evidence here to warrant grave concern that our own government has become rogue-enough to spy on its own people with intent to harm.

The real cause of all of this is in the size and scope of the government which we have allowed to grow into unconstitutional mammoth proportions. And this under the siren song that the government can better care for us than we ourselves can. The real issue here is freedom. Will we as a people be able to control our own government or has it grown to such an extent that it now controls us?

John Adams of the Founding generation stated in a letter to his wife in 1775, “But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.” Ominous words these.

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