Birthright Citizenship definition: Birthright Citizenship vs. 14th Amendment, US Constitution

Birthright Citizenship definition:

Birthright Citizenship vs. 14th Amendment, US Constitution

Donald Trump Takes Aim at Birthright Citizenship

 

Rush Limbaugh

Our Constitution was written so that mistakes at the founding could be corrected. The vast majority of people knew slavery at the founding was untenable, but they needed the union in order to fight the Revolutionary War. They needed the southern states. They needed unity to do that so they had to accept slavery, but they built in safeguards to wipe it out, and it happened in 1868 when the 14th Amendment passed.

It begins this way: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof are citizens of the U.S. and of the state wherein they reside.” It was clearly intended to be referring to slaves and their descendants. The parts that birthright citizenship, uh, freaks have to delete are “naturalized” and “subject to the jurisdiction thereof.” You are not naturalized and you are not subject to the U.S. jurisdiction if you’re here illegally! You cannot be!

Okay, a little bit more background on the 14th Amendment here ’cause it’s gonna be relevant as the issue going forward. Again, it was added after the Civil War. Its purpose was to overrule the Dred Scott Decision! Which was a horrible decision. Dred Scott sanctioned slavery. Roger Taney was the chief justice, forever immortalized in infamy. It held that black slaves were not citizens. So Congress got into gear and passed the 14th Amendment.

It guaranteed that freed slaves would have all the privileges of citizenship by providing, quote, “all persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside,” which means the drafters of the 14th Amendment had no intention of conferring citizenship on the children of aliens who happened to be born here. In fact, the very author of the citizenship cause, Sen. Jacob Howard of Michigan, expressly said…

This is why the original intent of founding documents is so important. Quote, “This,” meaning the 14th Amendment… “This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers…” It was expressly intended to confer citizenship to slaves and their descendants. There was an 1884 case, Elk v. Wilkins. The Supreme Court ruled the 14th Amendment did not even confer citizenship on Native Americans because they were subject to tribal jurisdiction, not U.S. jurisdiction.

Well, an illegal alien here is not subject to U.S. jurisdiction. They’re under the jurisdiction of where they came from if they’re here illegally.

Guess when this all changed? In the 1960s! Concomitant with Senator Kennedy wanting to reopen… We had shut down all immigration from ’21 to ’65. Along comes Senator Kennedy in the pre-Chappaquiddick days wanting to reopen it for the express purpose of making sure the Democrat Party always had a permanent underclass of voters dependent on them and the government.

And, by the way, and even according to our leftist brothers and sisters at NPR report no nation in Europe confers birthright citizenship. Liberals love to say we should emulate Europe, right? Okay!

 

Trump Takes Aim at Birthright Citizenship

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Judeo-Christian Culture: Censorship in Media, Social Media Break, and Gospel Truth

Judeo-Christian Culture:

Censorship in Media, Social Media Break, and Gospel Truth

Truth endures, despite social media censorship

October 2018 – The apostle Paul was not one to cower in the face of an angry crowd. However, at the theater of Ephesus, his message was met by possibly the angriest outburst he ever encountered. Called together by a pagan silversmith named Demetrius, the Ephesians heard false rumors about the Christians visiting their city and worked themselves into a frenzy, opposing the proclamation of the gospel with the cry “Great is Diana of the Ephesians!” (Acts 19:21-41).

It was neither the first nor the last time the Christian worldview would be censored by the world.

Power of social media
Today, anyone who has access to the Internet probably has at least one social media account. People all over the world can be instantly connected to each other. You can share experiences, learn from one another’s unique perspectives, and, most importantly, share the truth of the gospel. But along with these positives come challenges.

Censoring by social media platforms has become a hot button issue. There have been many, many instances of censorship by social media, and a number of these have been censorship of Christian material. For example, Facebook banned Christian author Robert A. J. Gagnon for 24 hours because he criticized a Canadian children’s video celebrating gay pride and LGBT icons.

A legal battle between conservative Prager University and liberal YouTube erupted in October 2017 over YouTube placing age restrictions on Prager’s videos. Judge Lucy H. Koh, U.S. District Court in northern California, ruled in favor of YouTube and Google, stating “[YouTube and Google] are private entities who created their own video-sharing social media website and make decisions about whether and how to regulate content that has been uploaded on that website.”

A quick glance at the terms and conditions of any platform (Facebook has 27 pages of censorship guidelines) will confirm that social media businesses operate with the rights of a private company. If you invited a group of friends to your house, and some began acting in a way that made you uncomfortable, you are within your rights to tell them to stop, or “censor” them.

In the same way, social media platforms are within their rights to censor anything they wish. They are private companies with their own set of standards – and a very liberal worldview. If a post falls out of line with what they deem acceptable to their worldview, they will take it down.

Power of the gospel
Jesus said, “If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you” (John 15:19). Social media groups are a microcosm of the world. The challenges the gospel faces in the real world will be mirrored in the virtual one.

However, this is no reason to fret. The city of Ephesus was once the site of a great pagan temple and one of the most famous censorings of the gospel. It is also the city of a prominent New Testament church, a church worthy of Paul’s letter of encouragement.

The world may drown out the truth momentarily, but God’s word is never spoken without result.   

UNtrending
Social media platforms are not as necessary to modern life as it may seem. According to Origin, a Boston-based market research group, 34% of Gen Z’ers (born 1999-2015) are saying goodbye to social media while 64% have decided to take a break from it.

The trend now is to detox from social media as people are looking for a quieter, in-the-moment way of living, surely a more fertile field for the truth of the gospel.

Trump UN Speech: Reject Socialism Failure in Venezuela

Trump UN Speech:

Reject Socialism Failure in Venezuela

Donald Trump at the United Nations: Reject Socialism’s ‘Decay’ and ‘Misery’ in Venezuela

President Donald Trump denounced socialism on Tuesday while speaking to the United Nations General Assembly about Venezuela.

“All nations of the world should resist socialism and the misery that it brings to everyone,” he said, pointing to the economic disaster in Venezuela.

Trump highlighted the more than two million Venezuelans who fled their country as a result of President Nicolás Maduro’s socialist governing regime.

He reminded the world that Venezuela was once an oil-rich nation but that their leaders drove their people into poverty.

“Virtually everywhere socialism or communism has been tried, it has produced suffering, corruption, and decay,” Trump said. “Socialism’s thirst for power leads to expansion, incursion, and oppression.”

The president announced that the United States Treasury Department would sanction Maduro’s wife and three members of his cabinet.

“We ask the nations gathered here to join us in calling for the restoration of democracy in Venezuela,” Trump said.

Critical Thinking: Moral Compass, Morality Definition

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking Skills

Moral Compass, Morality Definition

September 2018 – After decades of being fed tolerance and relativism, people are less interested in discerning what they should believe and more compelled by why they should care about their beliefs. This is the premise from which author and apologist Josh McDowell wrote his latest book, Set Free to Choose Right.

The what of morality
“In this generation there is such emphasis on asking, not what is true, but how does it feel?” McDowell said in an interview at AFA*. “People used to say, ‘Prove to me it is true.’ Now you hear something more like, ‘What right do you have to say that?’”

This is brought to light in Set Free, which deals with teaching kids to make proper moral judgments, using a storyline that centers on a son and father teaming up together to conquer the issue of pornography addiction. McDowell chose pornography as the subject of his case study for a reason.

“When rating moral issues, 56% of Christian young people say not recycling is a moral issue. But only 32% say pornography is a moral issue,” McDowell said. “Almost all Christian kids and adults I meet say they know what is wrong and what is right, but I almost never find anyone, including pastors, who can explain to me why it is wrong or right.”

Why the Bible Matters

The why of morality
Communicating the rationale of moral judgments, as with the issue of pornography hashed out in Set Free, begins with properly understanding the Bible.

“If your only answer [to moral questions] is ‘the Bible says,’ or ‘the Bible says thou shall not,’ you’re teaching legalism,” McDowell said.

“Absolutely nothing is morally right or wrong because of the Bible, but because of the God of the Bible. The Bible was given to us that we might know God. We learn morality to understand the character of God.”

 

For example, McDowell described, faithfulness is moral because God is moral. Justice is moral because God is just. Lying is immoral because God is truth. Killing is immoral because God is life. The Bible reveals these attributes of God and the morality of practicing them in Christian living.

The Who of morality
“It’s so important that one of the first things we do is get to know who God is by His attributes, and then start relating that to others,” McDowell said. “That is why I wrote the book Set Free – to help people understand why things are right or wrong and how to communicate that to their children. Because if you don’t get to the issue of why something is wrong, you’re raising your children legalistically, and there’s no faster way to rob kids of their joy in Christ.”

McDowell added: “I cannot remember ever saying to one of my four children, ‘Because the Bible says,’ but instead, ‘Why does the Bible say that?’ Then I would explain about the person, nature, and character of God, and what the Bible says about Him. That is the difference between raising your children legalistically and raising them in relationship with God.”

Von Mises Economics lesson: Capitalism works; Socialism fails

Dinner Topics for Wednesday

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

 

Winning Edge: Walk Away Movement exits Democratic Party

Heritage Foundation report

Winning Edge:

Walk Away Movement exits Democratic Party

Democrats Are Leaving Their Party in Droves. Conservatives Should Pay Attention.

Jeff Walyus

Two thousand years ago, St. Paul found himself blinded by a bright light on the road to Damascus. The dramatic experience led him to stop persecuting his opponents and to take up new beliefs.

Today, many former leftists are taking their first steps on their own road to Damascus, and the right is not doing nearly enough to capitalize on this unprecedented mass exit from the left.

It all began just a few short weeks ago when gay New York hairdresser Brandon Straka posted a hard-hitting video explaining why he is no longer a Democrat or a liberal. Since then, his #WalkAway Campaign Facebook group has attracted more than 172,000 members. A multitude of videos from other WalkAways have been posted online.

Make no mistake, the left has been greatly rattled by all this. The left’s treatment of the #WalkAway Campaign mirrors the way it reacted to the Tea Party movement. First, it ignored it, hoping it would go away. Then it moved on to minimizing and attempting ridicule, which it has done with #WalkAway. Steven Colbert and others claimed that the #WalkAway Campaign is just run by Russian bots.

Having seen that fail, the next step was to try to co-opt it with its own movement.

Bill Scher wrote a piece in Politico inviting Republicans to become Democrats. The suggestion is that Never Trumpers should walk away from the GOP, get themselves elected as delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention, and thereby prevent the Democratic Party from going full-blown socialist.

Liberal Hypocrisy

Nearly every WalkAway has a unique reason for leaving the Democratic Party. Some of the most common reasons I’ve encountered are:

  • The Democrat Party rejects Christian values.
  • Liberal rhetoric on helping the poor does not match up with reality. For instance, Democrat-run Los Angeles now has 55,000 homeless people living on the streets.
  • The left frequently denounces the armed services, law enforcement, and the American flag. Many military veterans are outraged by this.

There are countless others. But the wellspring of the #WalkAway movement has less to do with policy than with the realization that Democrats and the left invariably use despicable methods to achieve their goals, and without remorse. To the left, winning is all that matters.

Consider these words from one WalkAway, Rebecca Meli, who posted on Facebook:

The left only cares about pitting us against each other to keep control and keeping people dependent on them. … This movement has gone right to my core. To have the privilege of watching people think for themselves and recognize the deceitful practices of the left and the manipulation of minorities has been like an awakening.

Another WalkAway, Amanda Velásquez, wrote:

I am tired of the narrative, tired of people who don’t let you speak even if you have proof of what you are talking about, they attack you and label you as racist, closed-minded, and so on.

Many WalkAways have said it was easier to come out as gay than to come out as a conservative or libertarian. Many have even lost friends and been ostracized by family members because they decided to leave the Democrat Party.

One man, Vlad, who grew up in communist Poland, posted a YouTube video in which he compared the methods of today’s American left to the old communist government in his home country.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for conservatives, and it is not likely to come our way again in our lifetimes. Many of these WalkAways come from surprising demographics—gay people, ethnic minorities, and others.

The left worked these communities hard in amassing its power, and it is incumbent on the right to reach out to these same individuals. With the left inching ever closer to total victory, the right cannot afford to shun those who are like-minded just because they previously found themselves on opposite sides of a debate. This is a golden opportunity.

The bright light has shone. The WalkAways are on the move. We at Potomac Tea Party are doing our part to affirm their courageous personal decisions.

What will you do to get other former Democrats to Damascus?

 

The Unprecedented Mass Exit From the Left

 

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Parenting Quotes: Teaching at Home

Parenting Quotes:

Teaching at Home

Teaching in the Home—a Joyful and Sacred Responsibility

By Devin G. Durrant

On-Call Teaching

Parental teaching is like being an on-call physician. We always need to be ready to teach our children because we never know when the opportunity will present itself.

We are like the Savior, whose teaching often “did not happen in a synagogue but in informal, everyday settings—while eating a meal with His disciples, drawing water from a well, or walking past a fig tree.”10

D. Todd Christofferson counsels:

Above all, we must continue to encourage and help parents be better and more consistent teachers … especially by example.”

‘Children are an heritage of the Lord’ (Psalm 127:3). Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, and to teach them to love and serve one another, observe the commandments of God, and be law-abiding citizens wherever they live. Husbands and wives—mothers and fathers—will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations” (“The Family: A Proclamation to the World

“Take Advantage of Spontaneous Teaching Moments,” Teaching in the Savior’s Way (2016), 16. Teaching in the Savior’s Way includes a variety of tips and tools for teaching in the home.

Parents as Teachers: Christian Moral Standards and Biblical Values for Children and Youth

Parents as Teachers:

Christian Moral Standards and Biblical Values for Children and Youth

Written, Not with Ink

C.A. Davidson

keyoldAnd we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophesies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins. (2 Nephi 25:26 )

 

Moses and 10 cropJochebed, mother of Moses, gently laid her infant son in a carefully crafted little ark, then watched over the short river journey of her precious cargo until he was safely in the arms of Pharaoh’s daughter. Even then, in the king’s court, she was there, nursing him and vigilant in his care.

Despite the opposition of those who would have killed him, Moses grew to manhood, delivered his people from bondage, and left to the world the priceless moral code known as the Ten Commandments. Moses went on to his reward, but opposition to his work continues.

In the New World, about 148 B.C., the prophet Abinadi was put to death by a king, for defending the plan of salvation and the Ten Commandments.

This revered code has been preserved, found today inscribed in stone or metal. The Ten Commandments have been ridiculed, forbidden, removed from public display. Yet within the calm eye of stormy hostility, this code remains serene, steadfast, and immovable.

After the children of Israel broke the Ten Commandments and other higher laws, Moses was instructed to create a complex structure of rules and regulations.

Today, many try to replace the Ten Commandments with gargantuan legal documents of government regulation.

10commandmentsLaws of men come and go. People have been killed or thrown in jail defending the Ten Commandments. But this moral code persists as a foundation for all civilized societies. Why? Because its Author is absolute— the same, yesterday, today, and forever. The Ten Commandments are moral absolutes.

Those whose behavior is consistent with moral absolutes are guided by what is called “internal government.” These individuals can successfully govern themselves, but are accountable to a just God.

When internal government breaks down, external government takes over, with rules, regulation, and bureaucracy. Persons under external government are accountable to men, who may not be just.

lesmisbookIn Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, a timeless novel about justice and mercy, hero Jean Valjean served in prison for decades because he stole one loaf of bread. He learned about mercy when a compassionate priest bought his freedom with two valuable silver candle holders. Because of that gracious gift, Valjean lived out his life serving and bringing joy to others. But Javert, his jailer, refusing to accept the price paid for Jean’s deliverance, became obsessed with re-capturing him. Failing in his objective, Javert finally ended his own miserable life. Such is the state of man at the hands of human justice.

In a civilized society, however, justice must be served, or there would be nothing to deter evil and protect the innocent. But much as we may desire to be morally perfect, we all fall short. What is to be done?

Many today reject moral absolutes because, like Javert, they do not understand the plan of mercy. A loving Father in heaven knew that his children would fail to keep all the commandments that justice required. Only His perfect Son could meet the absolute demands of justice and pay the price for His children’s deliverance.

Gethsemane2Parents need not be afraid of holding their children to high moral standards. The atonement of Christ is a safety net in the times of falling short, but it is fastened to repentance. Like Valjean, our children must forsake evil, or justice will have claims upon them.

If we as parents, like Jochebed, diligently train, nurture, and safeguard the internal government in our children, their souls will remain clean and whole when all around them are falling apart. Despite the fading ink of human doctrine, our children can remain true to eternal principles, written, not with ink, but in the fleshy tables of their hearts. (2Cor.3:3)

But remember, “It is easier to prepare and prevent than to repair and repent.” (Ezra Taft Benson)

Children prepared with strong internal government will always make honor and virtue their choice; they will triumph over evil, and rejoice.

 

Dinner Topics for Tuesday

knightandlady

  1. Give examples in the world today of human injustice, in which the Ten Commandments have been perverted and the atonement of Christ is denied.
  2. If we do our very best to live high moral standards, but fall short, what must we do to receive the mercy of Christ?

 

Copyright © 2010 by Christine A. Davidson

 

True to the Faith

By Evan Stephens

 

truth1Shall the youth of Zion falter in defending truth and right?

While the enemy assaileth, shall we shrink or shun the fight? No!

While we know the powers of darkness seek to thwart the work of God,

Shall the children of the promise cease to grasp the iron rod? No!

 

We will work out our salvation; we will cleave unto the truth;

We will watch and pray and labor with the fervent zeal of youth. Yes!

We will strive to be found worthy of the kingdom of our Lord,

With the faithful ones redeemed who have loved and kept his word. Yes!

 

ShieldresizeTrue to the faith that our parents have cherished,

True to the truth for which martyrs have perished,

To God’s command, soul, heart, and hand,

Faithful and true we will ever stand.

 

 

Christian Standards for Children and Youth

 

holyspiritI will follow Heavenly Father’s plan for me.

I will listen to the Holy Spirit.

I will choose the right. I know I can repent when I make a mistake.

I will be honest with Heavenly Father, others, and myself.

I will use the names of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ reverently. I will not swear or use crude words.

girlmodesty_largeI will do those things on the Sabbath that will help me feel close to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

I will honor my parents and do my part to strengthen my family.

I will keep my mind and body sacred and pure, and I will not partake of things that are harmful to me.

I will dress modestly to show respect for Heavenly Father and myself.

familyprayerI will only read and watch things that are pleasing to Heavenly Father.

I will only listen to music that is pleasing to Heavenly Father.

I will seek good friends and treat others kindly.

I will do my part to strengthen my family.

 

Judeo-Christian Culture: Moral Compass Theme Quotes

Judeo-Christian Culture:

Moral Compass Theme Quotes

Moral Compass Quotes

He that thinks absolute power purifies men’s blood and corrects the baseness of human nature, need only read history to be convinced to the contrary. ~John Locke

Courage to Stand

Christ has not called us to be nice but to be good. Nice people never confront evil, but good people do. ~Bryan Fischer

“It is a time of permissiveness, with society in general routinely disregarding and breaking the laws of God.” ~Thomas S. Monson

Always and ever, there must be an exercise of discipline—moral discipline founded on faith in God the Father and the Son and what They can achieve with us through the atoning grace of Jesus Christ. ~D. Todd Christofferson

But behold he doth not command us that we shall subject ourselves to our enemies, but that we should put our trust in him, and he will deliver us. Therefore, . . . let us resist evil. ~Alma 61: 13-14

We have lost our moral compass completely, and, unless we find it, we’re going to lose our civilization. ~John Rhys-Davies (Gimli in Lord of the Rings)

Discernment and Judgement

“We live in a time when even the wisest will be hard-pressed to distinguish truth from clever deception.” ~Henry B. Eyring

Remember: sin, even if legalized by man, is still sin in the eyes of God! ~Russell M. Nelson

We live in an age of appeasement—the sacrificing of principle. Appeasement is not the answer. It is never the right answer. ~Ezra Taft Benson

Evolution has a lot of holes filled with Silly Putty, but the one gaping wound they cannot hide is the Moral Law. ~Keith Merrill

Judgmentthe spirit of wisdom . . . .enabling a person to discern [choose] between right and wrong, good and evil. ~Noah Webster, An American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828,

¶Beware of afalse prophets, which come to you in bsheep’s clothing, but cinwardly they are ravening dwolves.  Ye shall aknow them by their bfruits. ~Matthew 7:15-16

For behold, at that day shall he rage in the hearts of the children of men, and stir them up to anger against that which is good.~  2 Nephi 28:20

Therefore my people are gone into captivity because they have no knowledge.

~Isaiah 5:13

Integrity

A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. ~James 1:8

Disregard for the commandments has opened the way for what I consider to be the plagues of our day. They include the plague of permissiveness, the plague of pornography, the plague of drugs, the plague of immorality, and the plague of abortion, to name just a few. ~Thomas S. Monson

We need to teach and help raise a sin-resistant generation. we need [to have] a bedrock understanding of the doctrine of Christ and [to] use that understanding to teach and help raise a sin-resistant generation. Russell M. Nelson

“True greatness is never a result of a chance occurrence or a onetime effort or achievement. Greatness requires the development of character. It requires a multitude of correct decisions in every day choices between good and evil that Elder Boyd K Packer spoke about when he said, ‘Over the years these little choices will be bundled together and show clearly what we value.’ “Those choices will also show clearly what we are.” ~Howard W. Hunter

Society cannot exist unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere, and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. ~Edmund Burke

The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him. ~Proverbs 20:7

All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils; my lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit. God forbid. Till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me. ~Job 27:3-5

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” ~Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
~Abraham Lincoln

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” ~John Adams

 

Truth vs. Deception

We need [men and] women who can detect deception in all of its forms. ~Russell M. Nelson

For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. ~Matthew 24:24

Beware of the evil behind the smiling eyes. ~Neil L. Andersen

“The face of sin today often wears the mask of tolerance. Do not be deceived; behind that facade is heartache, unhappiness, and pain. … If your so-called friends urge you to do anything you know to be wrong, you be the one to make a stand for right, even if you stand alone.” ~Thomas S. Monson

Tolerance for behavior is like a two-sided coin. Tolerance or respect is on one side of the coin, but truth is always on the other. ~ Dallin H. Oaks

Perhaps the best example [of moral relativism] is the self-esteem movement. It has had an almost wholly negative effect on a generation of Americans raised to have high self-esteem without having earned it. They then suffer from narcissism and an incapacity to deal with life’s inevitable setbacks. But self-esteem feels good. ~Dennis Prager

We believe in absolute truth, including the existence of God and the right and wrong established by His commandments. We know that the existence of God and the existence of absolute truth are fundamental to life on this earth, whether they are believed in or not. We also know that evil exists and that some things are simply, seriously, and everlastingly wrong. ~ Dallin H. Oaks

 

 

Winning Edge: Victory for Life; End Mueller Probe; Defund the UN

Winning Edge:

Victory for Life; End Mueller Probe; Defund the UN

Victory for Life, Media silent

That great victory for life from Argentina

Now, we are staring in amazement at a nation that simply said no, and in so doing, achieved a stunning victory for life. There are many lessons for America in the stunning victory for life that happened this week in Argentina.

By Monica Showalter

It was utterly radical news from the other end of the hemisphere that the press didn’t seem to want to talk about much.

As Ireland and Chile were falling to the abortion forces and getting great media coverage about how they’d finally foisted ‘progress‘ upon their once-Catholic nations, Argentina of all places pushed back resoundingly in the opposite direction, with its Senate taking a stunning stance in favor of life, despite a big global pro-abortion campaign in the name of ‘women’s rights.’ And that came despite a big press buildup cheering the other side on as the only side worth reporting on.

Wow. Even many pro-lifers have up until now viewed the defense of life as almost a rearguard battle, triage in the name of keeping life alive as an issue in the hopes of a better day, given the size and power of foes such as Planned Parenthood and its mainstream media allies. All ‘respectable’ Democrats support the killing of the unborn. Pretty much all Hollywood actresses support Planned Parenthood. And certainly the press covers just one side of the issue – the pro-abortion side, because supporting life is just … unthinkable. It’s a juggernaut, and not only is it deep, it’s worldwide. The Irish abortion vote earlier this year, which forces even Catholic hospitals to perform abortion even if it goes against conscience, was horrible.

Now, we are staring in amazement at a nation that simply said no, and in so doing, achieved a stunning victory for life. Here’s what it looks like in Argentina now:

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That great victory for life from Argentina
Aug 11, 2018 01:00 am

Poll: 52% want Mueller probe to end

Nearly a third of Democrats also want the investigation over

By Rick Moran

A Zogby poll released yesterday shows that a solid majority of voters want the investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 election to end.  Only 30% want it to continue.

Perhaps most shockingly, 32% of Democrats want the probe stopped.

Washington Examiner:

“Voters might have Russia fatigue,” said the poll analysis.  “A majority thinks it’s time to wrap-up Mueller’s Russia probe, and so do a third of Democrats.  There might be fear that the Russia probe will undermine Democratic chances in November to take back control of Congress,” it added.

The Zogby Analytics survey delivered some other good news to the White House.

It found that President Trump’s approval rating has rebounded to 46 percent, and that he is winning the support of a majority of union members.

Trump’s supporters remain strong, with 86 percent approving, and he won older voters.

“Among 30- 49-year-olds, his numbers jumped from 43 percent approve and 53 percent disapprove to 48 percent approve and 50 percent disapprove.  Voters who were age 50-64 were most likely to approve of the president – 54 percent approve/45 percent disapprove,” added Zogby.

 

Poll: 52% want Mueller probe to end

Aug 10, 2018 01:00 am

 

Rep. Mark Meadows: ‘It’s About Time’ We Defund the United Nations

Penny Starr

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) called on the United States to stop funding the United Nations (U.N.) given its anti-Israel and anti-American bias in remarks made at the Christian United for Israel (CUFI) summit on Tuesday in Washington, DC.

“We continue to send money to the U.N. for countries who are anti-American and anti-Israel — it’s got to stop,” Meadows said.

“Don’t you think it’s about time that it stops?” Meadows said. “It’s about time.”

According to the Brookings Institution, the United States is the biggest funder of the United Nations, which is headquartered in New York City:

In absolute terms, the U.S. is the largest overall funder at $14.1 billion per year, providing 22 percent of the sample’s resources. The U.K. is the second-largest funder at $7.6 billion (12 percent) followed by Japan at $5.4 billion (9 percent) and Germany at $4.4 billion (7 percent). These four countries contribute approximately 50 percent of the total funding.

Meadows, who is chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, also remarked on the left-wing media’s response to President Donald Trump’s recent tweet warning Iranian leaders not to make threats against the United States.

“They left went crazy,” Meadows said, “over a tweet.”

Thanks to A.F. Branco at Legal Insurrection.com for his great cartoon

“Where were they when $1.7 billion was sent to Iran as a ransom,” Meadows said, referring to the Obama administration transfer of cash as part of its nuclear agreement with Iran.

“It’s about time we stand up and say enough is enough,” Meadows said as the crowd rose to its feet.

Meadows and other lawmakers spoke at the summit ahead of participants traveling to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to meet with members of Congress.

This year’s summit takes place on the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the modern state of Israel.

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