Socialism vs. Traditional Family Life

Dinner Topics for Friday

keyJust like the proverbial camel in the tent, we have gradually allowed political correctness, socialism, and liberalism to overtake every aspect of our lives. The last bastion of civilization is the traditional family and traditional marriage. When are we going to draw the line and push back? ~C.A. Davidson

We may be bucking a strong tide, but we must teach our children that sin is sin. ~Spencer W. Kimball

“Vice is a monster of so frightful mien
As to be hated needs but to be seen;
Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face,
We first endure, then pity, then embrace.”  ~Alexander Pope

Fable of the Camel

As told by Spencer W. Kimball

We must not yield to even the smallest temptations.

cameltentSerious sin enters into our lives as we yield first to little temptations. Seldom does one enter into deeper transgression without first yielding to lesser ones, which open the door to the greater. Giving an example of one type of sin, someone said, “An honest man doesn’t suddenly become dishonest any more than a clean field suddenly becomes weedy.”

It is extremely difficult, if not impossible, for the devil to enter a door that is closed. He seems to have no keys for locked doors. But if a door is slightly ajar, he gets his toe in, and soon this is followed by his foot, then by his leg and his body and his head, and finally he is in all the way.

This situation is reminiscent of the fable of the camel and his owner who were traveling across the desert sand dunes when a wind storm came up. The traveler quickly set up his tent and moved in, closing the flaps to protect himself from the cutting, grinding sands of the raging storm. The camel was of course left outside, and as the violent wind hurled the sand against his body and into his eyes and nostrils he found it unbearable and finally begged for entrance into the tent.

“There is room only for myself,” said the traveler.

“But may I just get my nose in so I can breathe air not filled with sand?” asked the camel.

“Well, perhaps you could do that,” replied the traveler, and he opened the flap ever so little and the long nose of the camel entered. How comfortable the camel was now! But soon the camel became weary of the smarting sand on his eyes and ears … :

“The wind-driven sand is like a rasp on my head. Could I put just my head in?”

Again, the traveler rationalized that to acquiesce would do him no damage, for the camel’s head could occupy the space at the top of the tent which he himself was not using. So the camel put his head inside and the beast was satisfied again—but for a short while only.

camelge“Just the front quarters,” he begged, and again the traveler relented and soon the camel’s front shoulders and legs were in the tent. Finally, by the same processes of pleading and of yielding, the camel’s torso, his hind quarters and all were in the tent. But now it was too crowded for the two, and the camel kicked the traveler out into the wind and storm.

Like the camel, Lucifer readily becomes the master when one succumbs to his initial blandishments. Soon then the conscience is stilled completely, the evil power has full sway, and the door to salvation is closed until a thorough repentance opens it again.

The importance of not accommodating temptation in the least degree is underlined by the Savior’s example. Did not he recognize the danger when he was on the mountain with his fallen brother, Lucifer, being sorely tempted by that master tempter? He could have opened the door and flirted with danger by saying, “All right, Satan, I’ll listen to your proposition. I need not succumb, I need not yield, I need not accept—but I’ll listen.”

Christ did not so rationalize. He positively and promptly closed the discussion, and commanded: “Get thee hence, Satan,” meaning, likely, “Get out of my sight—get out of my presence—I will not listen—I will have nothing to do with you.” Then, we read, “the devil leaveth him.” [Matthew 4:10–11.]

This is our proper pattern, if we would prevent sin rather than be faced with the much more difficult task of curing it. As I study the story of the Redeemer and his temptations, I am certain he spent his energies fortifying himself against temptation rather than battling with it to conquer it.15

Family is Liberalism’s Last Obstacle

Limbaugh Letter, May 2013

On April 29, 2013, the Department of Education announced that federal student aid applications will no longer use the outdated terms “mother” and “father”—which are too “gender-specific.” Instead, kids applying for college financing will fill in the blanks labeled “Parent 1” and “Parent 2.”

On April 27, 2013, Mitt Romney delivered the commencement address at Southern Virginia University, a Mormon college. He quoted the Bible, and advised the grads to marry and have children. “Marriage is a gift from God,: Romney said. “The feelings of a parent for a child, the depth of life experience that one has being part of nurturing a child, teaching a child, is beyond description.”

The sophisticates in the media could barely contain themselves. Marriage? Children? God? “We can’t imagine why this guy had trouble connecting with the youth vote,” sneered The Washington Post. On CNN, Los Angeles Times political reporter Maeve Reston concluded this sort of thing was “why he didn’t do so well with single women.” Columbia University professor Marc Lamont Hill labeled Romney a “religious fanatic.” For championing traditional family life.

Defining Moment: Biblical Worldview vs. Political Correctness

Defining Moment: Biblical Worldview

First, Political Correctness is what the Biblical Worldview is NOT.

procrustesbedLike Procrustes, the legendary Greek robber who would stretch or cut off the legs of his prisoners to make them fit his bed, tyrants must stretch or cut out the TRUTH to fit the confines of their ideology.

 

The Origins of Political Correctness

 

William Lind

All ideologies are totalitarian because the essence of an ideology … is to take some philosophy and say on the basis of this philosophy certain things must be true—[for example,] such as the whole of the history of our culture is the history of the oppression of women.

Since reality contradicts that, reality must be forbidden.

PC-TruthIt must become forbidden to acknowledge the reality of our history. People must be forced to live a lie, and since people are naturally reluctant to live a lie, they naturally use their ears and eyes to look out and say, “Wait a minute. This isn’t true. I can see it isn’t true,” the power of the state must be put behind the demand to live a lie. That is why ideology invariably creates a totalitarian state.

 

The person who originated political correctness was Mao Zedong, the Chinese communist leader with the dreadful distinction of having caused more deaths than any person in human history—50 to 70 million, more than Stalin and Hitler combined.

Mao wrote down his rules for thought control in what was known as the “Little Red Book”.

 

biblical-worldview2-christianThe Biblical Worldview

Contrast Mao’s book, reportedly the second most widely printed book in history, with the Bible—the most widely printed and read book in history. Both books point to a “correct way” of thinking, speaking, believing, and behaving. But unlike Marxism and other bizarre ideologies that must be superimposed on us from the outside and thereby violate our minds and souls, the Bible’s fundamental principles do not conflict with conscience and human nature. ~David Kupelian

 

The Biblical Worldview is summed up in the terse, absolute, and unequivocal truth of the Ten Commandments, given to Moses many centuries ago, and still true and right today.

 

Moses and 10 cropThe Ten Commandments

  1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
  2. Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven images.
  3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
  4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
  5. Honour thy father and thy mother.
  6. Thou shalt not kill.
  7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
  8. Thou shalt not steal.
  9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
  10. Thou shalt not covet.

 

Tyrants cannot tolerate the first commandment, because they must play god themselves.

The Tenth Commandment against Envy

churchill-on-socialismThe tenth commandment at first glance seems to be the last and least of the ten, because it describes a thought, not an action. However, thought precedes action, does it not? And what kinds of actions does envy lead to?

Envy is the cornerstone of the socialist, fascist or communist philosophy. Winston Churchill described socialism as the “gospel of envy.”

 

 

People and nations who abide by the Ten Commandments enjoy more peace, happiness, and liberty than do any others. Yes, the Judeo-Christian culture happy-people-bibleis the best of all cultures, because of these aforementioned fruits. This is an unchangeable truth that tyrants cannot tolerate.

Thus we see that tyrants employ “Political Correctness”. They do not hesitate to lie, steal, and kill in order to enforce their “gospel of envy,” and to stamp out the truth that threatens their regime.

Culture Wars: Obama Bathroom Decree vs. Moral Compass

Culture Wars:

Obama Bathroom Decree vs. Moral Compass

When a culture rebels against God

 

Tim Wildmon –

North Carolina’s rough road isn’t because of HB 2 but Romans 1:28.

moral-relativism-bathroomAll was quiet in the home state of Andy Griffith until February 22 of this year when the Charlotte City Council passed an ordinance requiring all government agencies and private businesses to ensure that men could use women’s bathrooms if they want to.

The legal problem with that move was that the state constitution of North Carolina requires all “public accommodation” laws to be handled at the state level. In other words, what Charlotte did was not within their authority, so the governor and the state legislature responded by passing HB 2 on March 23, which “mandates people use the bathroom corresponding to their biological sex in public buildings, places, and schools.” Simply put, everything was fine – Charlotte enacted a law they had no authority to enact, and the state of North Carolina put everything back like it was.

“And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.” (Romans 1:28)

For this simple common sense law, the state of North Carolina has become the whipping boy for the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender political machine and their many powerful supporters in big business, academia, the liberal media, and the entertainment industry. No single group of people holds more power in America today than the LGBT lobby, despite the fact that they represent a relatively small number of people. It is estimated that two percent of Americans are lesbian or gay and 0.3 percent are transgendered – i.e., a person who is a male but says he is a female or vice versa.

Even the National Collegiate Athletic Association punished North Carolina by taking away sporting events scheduled for the Tar Heel state. NCAA leadership is made up of university presidents. So, very smart people who have reached the highest levels of academia sat around in a room somewhere and decided that because North Carolina wants to keep men out of bathrooms reserved for women and young girls, the state must be punished. And this law applied only to bathrooms, showers, etc. that were state property.

In other knee-jerk reactions, PayPal Corporation withdrew its plans for building a large office complex in North Carolina over this issue. PayPal is the same company that built their global operations center in Malaysia where homosexual behavior is against the law, punishable by whipping or prison time. The NBA pulled their All-Star game out of Charlotte. Christian sports celebrities Russell Wilson and Stephen Curry condemned their home state for wanting to keep women’s bathrooms for women and girls only. Legendary Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said what North Carolina did was “embarrassing.”

What is going on here? Why is the whole world coming down on North Carolina over something like this? Even if you thought welcoming men into women’s restrooms and showers was a good idea, does the penalty fit the “crime?” You would think North Carolina has reinstated slavery.

What is going on is a country in rebellion against God Almighty. This is about putting the final touches on the sexual revolution. The Bible clearly states that homosexuality is unnatural, immoral, and unhealthy. Everyone knows that a man who thinks he is a woman has a mental disorder, not to mention a spiritual one.

Bruce Jenner will always be a man – even if he wears a dress and heels the rest of his life. Yet, his confusion is lauded by the media and popular culture as brave and heroic. What’s really going on here is demonic. It’s a culture shaking its collective fist at God and shouting: “Don’t tell us how to live! We will not listen to your rules!”

What we are watching in America today is Romans 1 being played out before our very eyes.

Tim Wildmon (contact@afa.net) is president of the American Family Association in Tupelo, MS.

Economics: Capitalism vs. Socialism

Dinner Topics for Thursday

keyIf we were to regard the Soviet regime as an experiment, we would have to say that the experiment has clearly demonstrated the superiority of capitalism and the inferiority of socialism.~Ludwig von Mises

 

From Wikipedia

Ludwig_von_MisesLudwig Heinrich Edler von Mises; 29 September 1881 – 10 October 1973) was a philosopher, Austrian School economist, sociologist, and classical liberal. He became a prominent figure in the Austrian School of economic thought and is best known for his work on praxeology. Fearing a Nazi takeover of Switzerland, where he was living at the time, Mises emigrated to the United States in 1940. Mises had a significant influence on the libertarian movement in the United States in the mid-20th century.

Work in the United States

In 1940 Mises and his wife fled the German advance in Europe and emigrated to New York City.[2]:xi There he became a visiting professor at New York University. He held this position from 1945 until his retirement in 1969, though he was not salaried by the university.[6] Businessman and libertarian commentator Lawrence Fertig, a member of the NYU Board of Trustees, funded Mises and his work.[12][13] For part of this period, Mises studied currency issues for the Pan-Europa movement, which was led by a fellow NYU faculty member and Austrian exile, Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi.[14] In 1947, Mises became one of the founding members of the Mont Pelerin Society. Mises had an indirect role in the economic reconstruction of Europe after World War II through his professional relationships with Ludwig Erhard, Charles de Gaulle and Luigi Einaudi.[15] In 1962, von Mises received the Austrian Decoration for Science and Art for political economy[16] at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C.[2]:1034

Mises’s work influenced various Americans, including Benjamin Anderson, Leonard Read, Henry Hazlitt, Max Eastman, legal scholar Sylvester J. Petro, and novelist Ayn Rand. His American students included Israel Kirzner, Hans Sennholz, Ralph Raico, Leonard Liggio, George Reisman and Murray Rothbard.[17]

Mises received students at his home in New York.[18] He retired from teaching at the age of 87.[19] Mises died at the age of 92 in New York. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery, in Hartsdale, New York. Grove City College houses the 20,000 page archive of Mises papers and unpublished works.[20]

Mises wrote and lectured extensively on behalf of classical liberalism.[22] In his treatise Human Action, Mises adopted [praxeology]] as a general conceptual foundation of the social sciences and set forth his methodological approach to economics.[citation needed]

Mises criticized socialism in his 1922 work Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis:

The only certain fact about Russian affairs under the Soviet regime with regard to which all people agree is: that the standard of living of the Russian masses is much lower than that of the masses in the country which is universally considered as the paragon of capitalism, the United States of America. If we were to regard the Soviet regime as an experiment, we would have to say that the experiment has clearly demonstrated the superiority of capitalism and the inferiority of socialism.[23]

Read more about Ludwig von Mises

 

Patriotism: Trump on Unity—One Nation under God

Patriotism:

Trump on Unity—One Nation under God

Trump: “One People Under One God”

trump-national-security-speechTRUMP:  I will fight to bring us together as one American people.

AUDIENCE: (applause)

TRUMP: Imagine what our country could accomplish if we started working together as one people under one God, saluting one flag.

AUDIENCE: (applause and chants “USA”)

TRUMP:  It’s time to break with the bitter failures of the past and to embrace a new, inclusive prosperity and the American future, because that’s what it’s going to be.  New factories are going to come rushing in.  They’re going to come rushing, rushing in.  We will incentivize people to stay and they will be decentivized if they leave our country.  They’re not gonna just come out, fire all our people, build product outside of the country, and sell it into our country so easily.  It’s gonna be a whole different ball game.

christianquote1-reaganTRUMP:  Once more, we will have a government of, by, and for the people.

AUDIENCE: (applause)

TRUMP:  We will make America wealthy again.  And save your Social Security, which you people are a long ways away.  We will make America strong again. We will make America safe again, and we will make America great again.  God bless you.  God bless you, and thank you.  Thank you.

National Security: Never Trump, Egoism, or America First, and our Children First?

National Security:

Never Trump, Egoism,  or America First, and our Children First?

key‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.’ ~Edmund Burke

 

Never-TrumpersWake Up!

Wayne Allyn Root

True conservatives put God and country above their personal wishes. Hillary’s election ends both. Forever.

Are you willing to risk the end of America? The end of capitalism? The end of freedom? Your children’s future?

                Are you willing to bet all of that on your ego and pride?

cartoon-scalia-D-WoundedFolks, Justice Scalia is begging from his grave: Wake up, Republicans. Unite, Republicans, before it’s too late. If you don’t support Donald Trump, you have no idea where this is headed.

Are you willing to risk the end of America? The end of capitalism? The end of freedom? Your children’s future?

Are you willing to bet all of that on your ego and pride?

America and my children’s future is on the line. It’s time for courage. It’s time to call out some names. Yes, I mean you, Glenn Beck, John Kasich, Mitt Romney, George Will, William Kristol.

I’ve worked for conservative candidates since the age of 3, when I campaigned in my father’s arms for Barry Goldwater. I believe in God, guns, country, family, Judeo-Christian values, American Exceptionalism, capitalism, the Constitution, economic and personal freedom, and the all-American institutions of small business, the police and military.

Does any conservative have a problem with any of that?

If you consider yourself a conservative, Christian or patriot and you’re not voting for Donald Trump, or you’re not voting at all, I have a message for you:

You’re playing with fire. You’re either ignorant, delusional, or incredibly selfish with an ego so big you don’t care about anyone but yourself.

You certainly don’t care about me, my children, or millions of Americans like me.

narcissism2   Is your ego so big you’re willing to allow every small business owner in America to lose everything we’ve spent our lifetimes building?

You may be part of the protected establishment elite, but can’t you see the election of Hillary Clinton will finish off every small business owner in America” We’re drowning and suffocating under an avalanche of big taxes, never-ending regulations, Obamacare, lawyers and lawsuits, draconian EPA mandates in the name of climate change, and IRS audits. I call it Obama and Hillary’s “Axis of Evil.”

With their philosophy and policies, it no longer makes sense (dollars or otherwise) to run a business and create middle-class jobs. The American Dream is dead.

The people now running America are either insane, incredibly stupid, or communists. Obama and Hillary aren’t qualified to manage a Dairy Queen or a Bronx storefront bodega.

Trump wants to cut taxes, freeze regulations, repeal Obamacare and kill Obama’s executive actions—all of them—on Day 1. He wants to rein in the Gestapo . . . oops, I mean EPA and IRS. He wants to build a wall and stop Hillary’s insane plan to import 650,000 Muslim refugees at a cost of $400

billion.

You “#NeverTrumpers” say, “Hillary is the same as Trump.” You’re either delusional, or want to rationalize what you’re about to do to America. She wants to dramatically raise taxes, add regulations, expand Obamacare, open the border wider, give amnesty and voting rights to every illegal, take our guns away, bring in more Muslim refugees and give everyone everything for FREE.

Did you miss the fact Hillary has adopted Bernie Sanders’ far left socialist platform?

Did you not hear Hillary has hired young illegals to go door to door to campaign for her?

Trump’s right to be worried about rigged elections and voter fraud.

Did I mention Obama’s TSA has invited Muslim leaders to see the specific details of our airport screening process to suggest more “culturally sensitive” modifications?

                Did you miss Hillary’s endorsement by the Communist Party USA?

But, oh no, you won’t vote for Trump, because Trump isn’t perfect, isn’t “conservative enough,” is flawed, offends your delicate sensibilities, or has given donations to Democrats in the past while trying to build skyscrapers in 100 percent Democrat-controlled New York City.

You’d rather see Hillary Clinton become president because in your mind, that will prove you were right all along. You’ll prove Trump is unelectable by making sure he can’t be elected.

TrumpHat-not-screw-up-country Because Trump isn’t a perfect traditional conservative on every issue, you believe you have the right to badmouth him, or endorse Hillary, or sabotage his election, or just sit on your hands thinking you look smart or “principled” while Hillary wins.

Or maybe you’ll vote for the new independent named “Evan” something. I’ve never heard of him. He’ll get 1/4 of 1/4 of 1/2 of 1 percent. He’s not anonymous. He’s invisible.

There may even be some of you who believe you’ll look “cool” by voting for Gary Johnson, the Libertarian nominee who puts himself to sleep in the middle of interviews and whose platform is to “put pot in every pot.”

Just what we need—a nation of Americans lying on their couches too stoned to know the economy is in shambles, GDP is zero, industrial production is the worst in history, the debt is $20 trillion, and there are no jobs.

Those are the sane alternatives to Donald Trump?

                Really?

                Go ahead, elect Hillary and ruin America. It’s what any selfish fool would do.

But know this. You haven’t a clue what conservatism is.

Conservative means:

  • Lower taxes
  • Fewer regulations
  • Killing Obama’s executive orders
  • Repealing Obamacare
  • Building a wall
  • Reigning in the EPA and IRS
  • Stopping Hillary’s plan to import 650,000 Muslims at a cost of $400 billion
  • Supporting law enforcement and bringing back order
  • Supporting and strengthening our military
  • Protecting our veterans
  • Defending and upholding our Second Amendment

 

Trump-Make-America-Great-MAPThat’s my DREAM platform.

I’ve been waiting my whole life for a president with that platform. Guess who has that platform?

            DONALD J. TRUMP.

That platform might make Trump the most conservative president since Reagan. It certainly makes him more conservative than Gerald Ford, Bob Dole, John McCain or Mitt Romney.

 

EGO

millennial-ego                So if that’s the case, this is 100 percent about your ego. If you aren’t excited by the platform above, you are either a liberal masquerading as a conservative  or you’re a selfish, egotistical buffoon who needs to re-examine your priorities.

True conservatives put God and country above their personal wishes. Hillary’s election ends both. Forever.

One last point for all Republican elected officials and former members of GOP presidential administrations who refusing to support Trump:

 

No one likes a traitor.

 

obamatreason                Don’t forget  in 1964 when Barry Goldwater won the nomination, many in the GOP refused to support him, and he lost thanks to their lack of effort. But the last laugh was on them. Only Reagan and Nixon gave 100 percent and campaigned across the country for Goldwater. They both went on to become presidents of the United States, while those who sat on their hands saw their political careers go down the drain.

No one likes a traitor.

That will be the fate of every “#Never Trumper.” Good luck.

                It’s time to pick a side. For my children’s sake, for your own children’s sake, for America’s sake, I beg of you . . .  reconsider.

                The next president will pick not only Justice Scalia’s replacement on the Supreme court, but three to four other justices ready to retire. The next president will decide whether America is capitalist or socialist for the next half century.

 

           justice-scalia     If you love America and want her to survive, there is only one option:

                Donald J. Trump.

                Justice Scalia is begging you from his grave.

 

National Security: Trump on Immigration, a cautionary tale, and safety first solution

National Security:

Trump on Immigration, a cautionary tale, and safety first solution

warningHuma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s closest advisor,  has deep ties to terrorism.  Advancing Shariah globally was theobama-muslim-brotherhood-infiltrate Abedin family business. Huma was listed was listed as an assistant editor of the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (a propaganda magazine for Shariah Law). Huma’s mother, Saleha Mahmood Abedin, is a member of the Muslim Sisterhood, a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. Huma’s brother, Hassan Abedin, has worked with Muslim Brotherhood leaders and founders of a group reputed to fund terrorists. ~Leo Hohmann

 

Trump touts compassionate but safe solution for refugee crisis

 Learn the Lesson of the Snake

Phyllis Schlafly

 

rattlesnakeRecently in Erie, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump entertained his vast crowd of supporters by reciting the lyrics to a song called “The Snake.” The song was written about 50 years ago, but it tells a timeless truth derived from Aesop’s Fables, which are more than 2,500 years old.

                The song tells the story of a “tender-hearted woman” who rescues a “poor, half-frozen snake” from near death in the winter cold. “Take me in, oh tender woman, ” the snake cries out. “Take me in, for heaven’s sake.”

So the tender-hearted woman takes the snake into her own home, warms it by the fire and feeds it milk and honey: “if I hadn’t brought you in, b now you might have died.” But instead of saying thanks, the snake gave her a vicious bite.

“I saved you,” cried the woman. “And you’ve bitten me, but why? You know your bite is poisonous, and now I’m going to die.”

“Oh shut up, silly woman,” said the reptile with a grin. “You knew very well I was a snake before you took me in.”

  The moral of the song was clear to many in the crowd, but Donald Trump made sure that everyone got the message. “This is what is going on in our country, with our border,” he told the 9,000 people who filled the Erie Insurance Arena.

   

cartoon-obama-hillary-radical-islam-seeds

             When you’re listening to this, think of our border. Think of the people we are letting in by the thousands. And Hillary Clinton wants to allow 550 percent more coming in to our country. How stupid are we?!”

That’s right: Hillary wants to bring in 65,000 Syrian refugees, which is indeed a 550 percent increase over the 10,000 who entered this year, which in turn is a 500 percent increase over last year’s intake of about 1,600. Obama is now rushing to complete his pledge to bring in 10,000 Syrian refugees by Sept 30, despite FBI Director James Comey’s testimony last October that those people can’t be vetted because there are no reliable records on them.

As Trump said at the rally in Erie, “We want to help people, but we can’t take a chance. We know bad things are going to happen. We know, as we allow more and more people to come in from terror areas, bad things are going to happen.”

To illustrate the “bad things” that are bound to happen when “we allow more and more people to come in from terror areas,” Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., last month released the names of 20 people convicted of terrorism in the last three years after being admitted to our country as refugees from such countries as Iraq, Somalia, Uzbekistan and Bosnia. One of the 20 had received a special visa for Iraqi translators and subsequently became a U.S. citizen, yet he pledged an oath to the leader of ISIS.

Safe, Compassionate Solution

trump-illegal-immigration-crime-validated1              Trump’s compassionate solution for the refugee crisis is to “Build a beautiful safe zone in Syria” and get the so-called Gulf States to pay for it. The Gulf States are the oil-rich kingdoms of the Persian Gulf whose existence is protected by the U.S. Navy, but have contributed nothing for the welfare of their fellow Arab Muslims in need.

The story of ‘The Snake’ is what’s happening to our country

“The story of ‘The Snake’ is what’s happening to our country,” Trump continued. “We’re letting people in. many of these people hate us. Many of these people don’t have good thoughts. And you see what one sick wacko can do in Orlando. And then you see his father sitting behind Hillary cClinton with a big smile on his face.”

That’s right, the father of Omar Mateen, who murdered 49 people at the Pulse nightclub on June 12, was allowed to sit directly behind Hillary where he was visible on camera during her entire 25-minute speech. Seddique Mateen, who apparently came to the United States as a refugee in the 1980s, told reporters that Hillary Clinton “would be good for the United States, versus Donald Trump.”

Aiding and Abetting Terrorism

treasonaidabetenemy               Before we allow any more refugees from Syria, let’s take a closer look at what happened to a previous wave of refugees brought here from the East African failed state of Somalia. Starting in the 1990s, an estimated 100,000Muslims from Somalia have been resettled in Minnesota and Maine at U.S. taxpayers’ expense.

Instead of expressing their gratitude for the opportunity to live in a peaceful, prosperous nation, many Somalis have been trained by leftist community organizers to adopt an entitlement mentality, quick to complain about alleged discrimination.

                 If that’s not bad enough, a disproportionate number of their young men have supported terrorism or have even traveled overseas to join ISIS.

 

 

 

Election 2016: YouTube Video—Zombie Hillary makes Prison Gaffe

Election 2016: 

YouTube Video— Zombie Hillary makes Prison Gaffe 

Man Shouts “Hillary For Prison” And Clinton Responds With “Let’s Make It Happen!”

 

 

Mac Slavo

You’d think we’re making up the follow incident involving Hillary Clinton, but luckily, just like her recent medical emergency, it was all caught on video.

Paul Joseph Watson explains:

Clinton with zombie millennial audience

Clinton with zombie millennial audience

Hillary Clinton was caught in an embarrassing moment when someone at her rally yelled “Hillary for prison!”, to which the presidential candidate responded, “Let’s make it happen!”

The cringeworthy moment was captured on film.

Given her now notorious propensity for being constantly “confused,” Hillary probably thought the man was saying “Hillary for president!,” but nothing could be further from the truth.

Culture Wars: Public rejects Common Core, welcomes Classical Education

Culture Wars:

Public rejects Common Core, welcomes Classical Education

Public Support For ‘Common Core’ Falls to Record Low

Dr. Susan Berry

The annual Education Next poll shows that public support for the Common Core State Standards has fallen to a record low.

commoncore-scores-crashAccording to the survey, support for the Common Core education plan dropped to 50 percent this year, down from 58 percent in 2015 and from 83 percent in 2013.

When political affiliation is a factor, Republican support for the plan plummeted from 82 percent in 2013 to 39 percent in 2016. Democrat support fell from 86 percent in 2013 to 60 percent in 2016.

The poll finds that, among teachers, support for the program has dropped from 87 percent in 2013, to 54 percent in 2014, to 44 percent in 2015, and continuing at that level in 2016.

The poll surveyed 4,181 adults, aged 18 and older, including oversamples of 1,571 parents and 609 teachers during May and June.

commoncoreAccording to EdNext, it is the Common Core “brand” that is problematic for the program. The education journal states that when a second group of participants were asked if they support “the use of the same standards across states,” without the mention of “Common Core,” two-thirds of respondents say they are supportive. Teachers, however, appear to be less influenced by the name “Common Core,” according to the survey: only 50 percent of teachers say they approve of any uniform standards.

“It seems that a substantial share of teachers either realize that similar standards and Common Core are much the same, or that they dislike standards in general,” EdNext says.

However, in last year’s EdNext poll, results showed a drop in support from 68 percent in 2014 to 54 percent in 2015 in the group that was asked simply about “shared standards” without the mention of the “Common Core” name.

Many politicians in both major political parties have termed the Common Core “toxic” and “poisonous.” Jeb Bush’s support for the plan was thought to be a significant contributing factor to his demise in the 2016 GOP primaries. Similarly, emails uncovered by Wikileaks from the Democratic National Committee show communications directors warning colleagues not to discuss Common Core due to its unpopularity.

“Support for Common Core continues to just plummet,” Lindsey Burke, Will Skillman education fellow at the Heritage Foundation, tells Breitbart News. “Just half of respondents now support Common Core, down from 58 percent last year.”

Classical Education Welcomed

Catholic Diocese Chooses Classical Curriculum Over Common Core

 

Dr. Susan Berry

academic-freedomThe Michigan diocese of Marquette plans to reject the Common Core State Standards and choose instead a classical Catholic academic curriculum for its schools.

“After much consideration, the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Marquette will not adapt or adopt the Common Core State Standards which were developed for the public school system,” announced Bishop John Doerfler in a statement.

The bishop continues:

That said, we acknowledge that there is a base of adequate secular material in the Common Core State Standards that faith-based schools could reference as part of their educational programming. While we respectfully understand that other private and Catholic schools may discern to adapt or adopt the standards for these and other reasons, we do not believe that such actions would benefit the mission, Catholic identity or academic excellence of our schools.

The diocese will begin implementation of a Catholic Liberal Arts Education curriculum, reports the Heartland Institute. The foundations document for the curriculum takes its inspiration from Pope Benedict, who told American Catholic teachers in 2008 at the Catholic University of America: “The dignity of education lies in fostering the happiness and perfection of those to be educated.”

“[O]ur curriculum seeks to form our graduate’s character, aiming as high as its perfection,” says the document.

The curriculum is founded on four areas:

biblical-worldview2-christianOrdered basic knowledge – which the document says is the “knowledge of God and his revelation,” and includes theology, science and mathematics, history, philosophy and the arts, and moral knowledge.

“God created us ‘in his own image and likeness’ and will not deprive us of the truth necessary to orient our lives,” states the document. “The ability to make judgments about what is true and what is false and to make choices based on these judgments is the goal of learning basic knowledge in the elementary school.”

Basic skills or tools of learning – the abilities to listen, speak and write clearly, and read critically; logical thinking and math computation; use of the scientific method; proficiency in art, music, and technology.

Development of the moral imagination – “The development of the student’s personal aspirations are derived from inspiration and reflection upon the ideals of the good, true and beautiful found within the curriculum and subject content taught,” states the foundation document.

Principle of correlation between subjects – With religious instruction as the central core in the correlation of the curriculum, teachers make connections across subjects for their students.

“When we study Christian doctrine through Scripture texts, Bible history, and Church history, the moral law and the forms and ceremonies of public worship we can make direct connections with literature, history, philosophy, poetry and music,” the document states.

As the Cardinal Newman Society observes, the Catholic liberal arts curriculum has been welcomed by parents and teachers alike.