Abortion Victim: Fathers

Another victim of abortion

abortion_dadBy Anne Reed
It is a simple fact that conception of a child requires the equal biological participation of a female and a male counterpart – mother and father. The baby is obviously the first victim in abortion. Moreover, the pro-life community has leaned toward spotlighting the mother as a victim – and rightly so. But often down-played or even ignored is the fact that the baby’s father is also a victim of the lies of a culture that advocates abortion.

The Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision of 1973 violently opened the door for widespread legalized abortion in the U.S. The court focused on the woman’s right to privacy while the personhood of the child in the womb was disregarded. So were the rights of the father.

In the immediate years following this decision, 12 states adopted laws protecting the rights of some  men by requiring the husband’s consent before his wife could follow through with an abortion. Unfortunately, in 1976, the Supreme Court evaluated those state laws, and declared them inconsistent with the basis and decision of Roe v Wade and, therefore, unconstitutional.

Confusion and research
Forty years later, millions of men have been affected by abortion. Many knowingly participated through a wide range of approaches, from passivity to coercion. The men who make up these grievous numbers often are boyfriends and husbands. In other cases, the pregnant girl or woman was faced by pressure from her own father, relatives or friends to “get rid of the problem.” Some men abandoned the mother and crisis pregnancy situation altogether. Others responded with indifference, leaving the mother confused and feeling helpless. Others who were uninformed or deceived came to learn about the abortion after the fact. Still other men fought unsuccessfully for the lives of their unborn children.

Catherine Coyle, Ph.D., has done extensive research on the subject of men who have been harmed by abortion. In her book Men and Abortion: A Path to Healing, published in 1999, a man called Dan recounts the inner turmoil he experienced in accompanying his future wife during an abortion (excerpt above). Helplessness and confusion were two common themes expressed by men interviewed in Coyle’s research.

State laws related to abortion disregard the father, thereby communicating that the father has no final influence or authority. He is, therefore, denied the paternal instinct that motivates him to care for his family. One post-abortive father who now counsels post-abortive men wrote, “As I reflect on God’s purpose and role for men found in the Word, I see that because of my choice of participating in this offensive sin of killing my unborn child, I quit life. I taught myself to shortcut life in all decisions in the future (husband decisions, father decisions, job decisions, etc.).”

What makes things worse is that men are more likely than women to go forward in denial about negative emotions profoundly affecting their lives. Vincent Rue, Ph.D., a forerunner in researching the effects of abortion on men, wrote, “Men do grieve following abortion, but they are more likely to deny their grief or internalize their feelings of loss rather than openly express them. … When men do express their grief, they try to do so in culturally prescribed ‘masculine’ ways, i.e. anger, aggressiveness, control.”

Post-abortive men are likely to experience tendencies toward angry and violent behavior as well as an overall sense of lost manhood. Common consequences include broken relationships; sexual dysfunction; substance abuse; self-hatred; ever-increasing feelings of grief, guilt and depression; and dangerous or even suicidal behavior.

Confession and repentance
King David describes the body’s reaction to secret sin: “When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long” (Psalm 32:3). John’s first epistle stressed the importance of confession: “If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:8-9). James 5:16 takes confession even farther: “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another so that you may be healed.”

One has to wonder what would happen if widespread confession of this sin swept across the nation. What would happen if mighty warriors, expressing strength through weakness, stepped into the front lines creating a massive wave of confession and repentance? How would marriages be affected in the here and now? How would this culture be affected as a whole? Would the hearts of the fathers be turned back to the children?

What if, rather than hiding the truth of past and present sexual impurity, confession and repentance became an igniting fire in our churches? What about those men living inside a fortress of unforgiveness? How many hearts are hardened by the deceitfulness of sin, self-justification and resentment? Shame, guilt and blame can be so deep-rooted that these wounded warriors more often than not need fellow soldiers and armor bearers to come alongside them in battle.

Perhaps the real question is, “What would happen if men fought back?” Not with weapons of the flesh, but as Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 10:3-4, “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.”

For a post-abortive father, these steps can light the way out of darkness and despair:
1) Acknowledge your responsibility.
2) Confess to God and at least one other person you can trust.
3) Seek out and use available resources for post-abortion men.

A man struggling with any sin is inclined to keep it secret. However, biblical wisdom tells him not to give in to fear, pride and shame. Forgiveness and healing are attainable. Be a warrior; go after the victory.
An expanded version of this article appears in Patricia K. Layton’s new book Finding Freedom: Healing and Hope After Abortion. It is available at www.surrenderingthesecret.com

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Culture Wars: Cultural Marxism vs. Judeo-Christian Culture

Culture Wars: Cultural Marxism vs. Judeo-Christian Culture

How Cultural Marxism stole our culture

keyHaving grown up during the 1950s, I have seen how our beloved country has tragically changed during my lifetime, but I did not know how it started or that it was part of Marxism all along. In the following excerpts, William Lind tells us who stole our culture, and what we can do about it. This is a very meaty piece, but it is well-worth studying in depth. In fact, understanding of this history is vital to the survival of our Judeo-Christian culture. ~C.A. Davidson

Culture Wars

History Lessons

Who Stole Our Culture?

How America’s Judeo-Christian values were replaced by Marxist ones—and almost no one noticed

By William Lind, June 2012 Whistleblower Magazine, pp.43-46

(Excerpts)

“Sometime during the last half-century, someone stole our culture. In the 1950s, America was a great place. It was safe. It was decent. Children got good educations in the public schools. Even blue-collar fathers brought home middle-class incomes, so moms could stay home with the kids. Television shows reflected sound, traditional values.

Where did it all go? How did that America become the sleazy, decadent place we live in today—so different that those who grew up prior to the ‘60s feel like it’s a foreign country: Did it just ‘happen’?”

(Summary)

hammerandsickleIt didn’t just “happen”.  It was deliberately planned that way. Lind takes us back to World War I and the history of how “political correctness” started. During that war, when the Communist revolution erupted in 1917, the goal was to spread the revolution throughout Europe, and to destroy Western civilization through an uprising of the workers (proletariat). The only trouble is, it didn’t work. The workers didn’t support it.

Unwilling to admit that there could be anything wrong with Marxism, two Marxists—Georg Lukacs in Hungary and Antonio Gramsci from Italy—decided that Communism could not prevail in the West, until both Western culture and the Christian religion could be destroyed. They did not diverge from this which had been their goal from the beginning, but they did change their strategy.

A New Strategy

(Excerpts indicated by quotation marks)

“Gramsci famously laid out a strategy for destroying Christianity and Western culture, one that has proven all too successful. Instead of calling for a Communist revolution up front, as in Russia, he said Marxists in the West should take political power last, after a “long march through the institutions”—the schools, the media, even the churches, every institution that could influence the culture.”

Gramsci was jailed by Mussolini, so his influence was limited until the 1960s when he was rediscovered. Georg Lukacs, on the other hand, gained some administrative power in Hungary as early as 1918, where he instituted what he called “cultural terrorism.”

war-on-christianity“One of its main components was introducing sex education into Hungarian schools. Lukacs realized that if he could destroy the country’s traditional sexual morals, he would have taken a giant step toward destroying its traditional culture and Christian faith.”

The Hungarian workers were outraged, so Lukacs went to Germany, where he teamed up with a Marxist named Felix Weil, who had inherited millions. With the help of psychologists and a number of Jewish intellectuals who promoted feminism and matriarchy, Weil used his wealth to start the Institute for Marxism.

The Use of “Front” Organizations

(Satan goeth abroad, deceiving the nations ~D&C 52:14)

wolf-in-sheeps-clothing-150x150“The Cultural Marxists realized they could be far more effective if they concealed their real nature and objectives.” They changed the name to the more neutral-sounding “Institute for Social Research.” (For the sake of simplicity, hereafter referred to as the Frankfurt School.)

NOTE: This deceitful naming technique, called “front organizations”, has been used for decades by Communists for infiltration purposes, and is still used by socialists, communists, and most other ideological persuasions who want to destroy America.

The Frankfurt School was well on its way to developing political correctness, until Hitler came along, who hated both Marxism and Jews. In 1934, the Frankfurt School re-located in New York City with help from Columbia University. Its focus shifted from destroying Western culture in Germany to doing so, with far too much success, in the United States.

Smear Tactics

schoolindoctrination2In the 1950s, cultural Marxism was greatly advanced by Herbert Marcuse and Theodor Adorno.

“Critical Theory: To serve its purpose of “negating” Western culture, the Frankfurt School developed a powerful tool it called “Critical Theory.” What was the theory? The theory was to criticize. By subjecting every traditional institution, starting with family, to endless, unremitting criticism (the Frankfurt School was careful never to define what it was for, only what it was against), it hoped to bring them down. Critical Theory is the basis for the “studies” departments that now inhabit American colleges and universities. Not surprisingly, those departments are the home turf of academic political correctness.

“Studies in prejudice: The Frankfurt School sought to define traditional attitudes on every issue as ‘prejudice’ in a series of academic studies that culminated in Adorno’s immensely influential book, ‘The Authoritarian Personality,’ published in 1950. They invented a bogus ‘F-scale’ that purported to tie traditional beliefs on sexual morals, relations between men and women and questions touching on the family to support for fascism.

Today, the favorite term the politically correct use for anyone who disagrees with them is ‘fascist.’

“Domination: The Frankfurt School again departed from orthodox Marxism, which argued that all of history was determined by who owned the means of production. Instead, they said history was determined by which groups, defined as men, women, races, religions, etc., had power or ‘dominance’ over other groups. Certain groups, especially white males, were labeled ‘oppressors,’ while other groups were defined as ‘victims.’ Victims were automatically good, oppressors bad, just by what group they came from, regardless of individual behavior.

Really Sick Smear Tactics

“Though Marxists, the members of the Frankfurt School also drew from Nietzsche.[1] They incorporated into their cultural Marxism what Nietzsche called the ‘transvaluation of all values.’ What that means, in plain English, is that all the old sins become virtues, and all the old virtues become sins.”

isaiah-good-called-evilIsaiah warned us about this very thing when he said:

Wo unto them that call evil good, and good evil, that put darkness for light, and light for darkness, that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! ~Isaiah 5:20

“Homosexuality is a fine and good thing, but anyone who thinks men and women should have different social roles is an evil ‘fascist.’ That is what political correctness now teaches children in public schools across America.

“Media and entertainment: Today, when Hollywood’s cultural Marxists want to ‘normalize’ something like homosexuality (thus ‘liberating’ us from ‘repression’), they put on television show after television show where the only normal-seeming white male is a homosexual. That is how psychological conditioning works; people absorb the lessons the cultural Marxists want them to learn without even knowing they are being taught.”

PC-dark-ageIn the 1930s, there was a question of who would replace the working class as the cause of the Marxist revolution. “In the 1950s, Marcuse answered the question, saying it would be a coalition of students, blacks, feminist women and homosexuals—the core of the student rebellion of the 1960s, and the sacred ‘victims groups’ of political correctness today.

“Marcuse further took one of political correctness’s favorite words, ‘tolerance,’ and gave it a new meaning. He defined ‘liberating tolerance’ as tolerance for all ideas and movements coming from the left, and intolerance for all ideas and movements coming from the right.

“When you hear the cultural Marxists today call for ‘tolerance,’ they mean Marcuse’s ‘liberating tolerance’ (just as when they call for ‘diversity,’ they mean uniformity of belief in their ideology).

poisonPoisonous Ideology

“As was true from the [Frankfurt School’s] beginning, Marcuse and the few other people ‘in the know’ did not advertise that political correctness and multi-culturalism were a form of Marxism.

But the effect was devastating: a whole generation of Americans, especially the university-educated elite, absorbed cultural Marxism as their own, accepting a poisonous ideology that sought to destroy America’s traditional culture and Christian faith. That generation, which runs every elite institution in America, now wages a ceaseless war on all traditional beliefs and institutions. They have largely won that war. Most of America’s traditional culture lies in ruins.

What Can We Do?

“Now you know who stole our culture. The question is, what are we, as Christians and as cultural conservatives, going to do about it?

“We can choose between two strategies. The first is to try to retake the existing institutions—the public schools, the universities, the media, the entertainment industry and most of the mainline churches—from the cultural Marxists. They expect us to try to do that, they are ready for it, and we would find ourselves with but small voice and few resources compared to theirs, making a frontal assault against prepared defensive positions. Any soldier can tell you what that almost always leads to: defeat.”

characteredA Promising Strategy: Homeschooling

“We can separate ourselves and our families from the institutions the cultural Marxists control and build new institutions for ourselves, institutions that reflect and will help us recover our traditional Western culture.”

Many grass-roots conservatives “are already part of a movement to secede from the corrupt, dominant culture and create parallel institutions:

the homeschooling movement.”

“Gramsci called for Marxists to undertake a ‘long march through the institutions.’

Our counter-strategy would be a long march to create our own institutions.

It will not happen quickly, or easily. It will be the work of generation—as was theirs. They were patient, because they knew the ‘inevitable forces of history’ were on their side.

Can we not be equally patient, and persevering, knowing that the Maker of history is on our side?”

Historian William S. Lind is director of the American Conservative Center for Public Transportation and former director of the center for Cultural Conservatism of the Free Congress Foundation in Washington, D.C.


[1] Someone else they admired for his defiance of traditional morals was the Marquis de Sade. (Have you ever heard of someone being “sadistic”? That’s where sadism comes from.)

Book Review: Historic Rescue of World War 2 Soldiers

Book Review:

Historic Rescue of World War 2 Soldiers

The Forgotten 500

Gregory A. Freeman

keyThe communists have always been experts at lies, deceit, and disinformation. This heart-wrenching story of courage and loyalty betrayed and smeared is but one example of their treachery. It took way too long for the truth to surface in this case. The media, which have bought into these lies and disinformation  for decades,  is in full swing today as well. It is our responsibility to discern and ferret out the truth, and do so relentlessly, so  that truth and innocent people are spared the evils of being sacrificed for political expediency. ~C.D.

 

forgotten-500-bookHere is the astonishing never-before-told story of the greatest rescue mission of World War II—when the OSS set out to recover more than five hundred airmen trapped behind enemy lines in Yugoslavia. . . .

During a bombing campaign over Romanian oil fields, hundreds of American airmen were shot down in Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia. Local Serbian farmers and peasants risked their own lives to give refuge to the soldiers while they waited for rescue, and in 1944, Operation Halyard was born. The risks were incredible. The starving Americans in Yugoslavia had to construct a landing strip large enough for C-47 cargo planes—without tools, without alerting the Germans, and without endangering the villagers. And the cargo planes had to make it through enemy airspace and back without getting shot down themselves.

Suppressed for more than half a century for political reasons, the full account of this unforgettable story of loyalty, self-sacrifice, and bravery is now being told for the first time ever. The Forgotten 500 is the gripping behind-the-scenes look at the greatest escape of World War II.

 

 

Disinformation and Betrayal

Draza Mihailovich, Serbian hero who steadfastly protected American airmen from Nazis

Draza Mihailovich, Serbian hero who steadfastly protected American airmen from Nazis

Serbian leader Draza Mihailovich was opposed to both Nazism and Communism and fiercely loyal to the Allies. However, Klugmann, one of several communist moles in Great Britain, spread disinformation and lies about him, and convinced Churchill and FDR that Mihailovich was in league with the Nazis. This kept Britain and American governments from supporting the Serbian locals of Yugoslavia, who were unwaveringly loyal to the Allies, who gave the American airmen the food off their own tables. The loving support of those villagers for those Americans is deeply moving.

Thanks to the help of those locals, 512 airmen were rescued, with no lives lost. Nevertheless, due to the influence of Klugmann and his minions, Mihailovich was subjected to a war crimes trial after the war, and convicted.

Americans were outraged when they learned of the government treachery. Churchill finally learned the truth, how he had been deceived, but it was too late. Only after the damage was done, was Eisenhower able to persuade Truman to give Mihailovich a posthumous  Legion of Merit award. Even then, the award was given in secret, and kept secret for 20 years, because the State Department was “concerned” about ruffling relations with the communist dictator Josip Tito, who handed Yugoslavia over the communists after the war.

 

Reagan Tribute to Mihailovich, and Warning

Ronald-Reagan-AP                Avowed anti-Communist Ronald Reagan, then governor of California and about to become president in the next year, paid respect to Mihailovich on September 8, 1979. He wrote to the California Citizent’s Committee to Commemorate General Draza Mihailovich:

I wish that it could be said that this great hero was the last victim of confused and senseless policies of Western governments i dealing with Communism. The fact is that others have suffered a fate similar to his by being embraced and then abandoned by Western government in the hope that such abandonment will purchase peace or security. Thus, the fate of General Mihailovich is not simply of historic significance—it teaches us something today as well. No Western nation, including the United States, can hope to win its own battle for freedom and survival by sacrificing brace comrades to the politics of international expediency.

 

Reagan went on to say that the betrayal of Mihailovich showed “beyond doubt that both freedom and honor suffer when firm commitments become sacrificed to false hopes of appeasing aggressors by abandoning friends.”

Book Report: Real History vs. Government Control of World News

Truth Matters, not Fake News

Book Report: Real History vs. Government Control of World News

This book reveals a history of massive deception disseminated by leaders in the Soviet Empire, as they controlled news outlets during the Cold War. Many lies parroted in the mainstream news media are straight from the socialist disinformation strategy which is not only flourishing in the world today, but steadily increasing in power. ~C.D.

keyI give unto you a pattern in all things, that ye may not be deceived; for Satan is abroad in the land, and he goeth forth deceiving the nations—Doctrine and Covenants 52:14

 

DisinformationDisinformation

Former spy chief reveals secret strategies for undermining freedom, attacking religion, and promoting terrorism

By Lt. General Ion Mihai Pacepa

And Professor Ronald J. Rychlak

Lt. General Ion Mihai Pacepa served as acting chief of communist Romania’s espionage service and top adviser to President Nicolae Ceausescu. In July 1978, he was granted political asylum by the United States, where he continues to live as a proud American citizen. His first book, Red Horizons, brought down Romania’s communist dictator and was subsequently republished in 27 countries. His later book, Programmed to Kill, was judged a “must read for everyone interested in the assassination of President Kennedy.” Having survived several communist assassination attempts and still vigorous in his 80s, Gen. Pacepa remains an astute and uniquely insightful writer on current affairs.

 

In Disinformation, You’ll Discover:

  • How destroying the reputation of good leaders has been developed into a high art and science.
  • How Pope Pius XII—a generation ago the world’s most high-profile Christian leader, who personally saved countless Jews from Hitler’s Holocaust—was transformed, through the magic of disinformation, into a Nazi sympathizer.
  • How Christianity and Judaism have been targeted for constant denigration and defamation through an ongoing campaign of disinformation.

  • How the Soviet bloc planted 4,000 agents of influence in the Islamic world, armed with hundreds of thousands of copies of the most infamous anti-Semitic book in history, to fan the flames of ancient Arab resentments against the U.S. and Israel and sow the seeds of anti-Semitism that would later bloom in the form of violence and terror toward Jews and Christians.

  • How the defamatory attacks on American soldiers John Kerry made before Congress upon his return from Vietnam—charges later discredited and repudiated—were identical to a contemporaneous KGB disinformation campaign concocted to turn Americans against their own leaders.
  • wolf-in-sheeps-clothing-150x150How supposedly respectable institutions like the World Council of Churches have long been infiltrated and controlled by Russian intelligence.
  • How much of the world came to believe that the U.S. government itself masterminded the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
  • How the Soviet Union has been transformed into the first intelligence dictatorship in history.
  • How disinformation is still very much alive today, remaining a powerful engine in the ongoing socialist transformation of America.

 

The book, Disinformation available at WND.com

Praise of Disinformation

Disinformation is a history of a still-hidden part of the Cold War—the part hidden as deeply as the KGB’s moles in Western intelligence services—which has to be studied to truly understand how communism sought to subvert everything in its path. Like Whittaker Chambers’ Witness, any study of the Cold War without Disinformation would be profoundly incomplete.” ~Je Babbin, former deputy undersecretary of defense and author of In the Words of Our Enemies, and Inside the Asylum: How the U.N. and Old Europe Are Worse Than You Think

“Challenging false histories and subtle slanders, Pacepa and Rychlak take us on a journey through the Empire of Disinformation. Here we learn the theory and practice of the Big Lie deployed against Christianity—against popes and bishops. We learn how the Kremlin, even after the collapse of Communism, continues its war against the West; we learn how dezinformatsiya is used to inspire a deep hatred of the Jews in order to mobilize Islam as a battering ram against Israel and America—to the benefit of Russia. If you want to understand the forces at work behind the decline of Christianity and the rise of militant Islam, you must read this book.” ~Jeffrey Nyquist, author Origins of the Fourth World War, columnist, and radio talk show host on WIBG (Ocean City, NJ)

“As a Jew growing up in New York, I hated even hearing Pope Pius XII’s name. but after seven years of investigating and 46,000 pages of pertinent documents collected, I came to the startling discovery that Pius XII was revered and praised as a hero by all Jews during, and just after, the war. If you want to know how 1 billion people were tricked into hating him, read this book by Lt. General Ion Mihai Pacepa and Professor Ron Rychlak about the Kremlin’s still-secret dezinformatsiya. That immense machinery accomplished the worst character assassination of the twentieth century, and caused great strain between Jews and Catholics. But let me warn you: this book is scary! When you read it, you will discover how you were maneuvered like a chess piece to achieve a specific goal. You will also learn that the dezinformatsiya enterprise is still dividing the Judeo-Christian world with deadly international consequences.” ~Gary Krupp, chairman of Pave the Way Foundation, dedicated to reconciling relations among the world’s religions

“Written by two foremost experts, this book is an eye-opening, demystifying work of political and historical archeology, a passionate and captivating endeavor to highlight the communist techniques of cynical deception, vicious plots, and perversely skillful concoction of propaganda legends masquerading as historical evidence. The authors display impressive erudition and unique insights into the deep secrets of the Soviet and post-Soviet disinformation machine. As a former highest-level intelligence officer within the Soviet Bloc who broke with the system for moral reasons and courageously exposed its terrorist underpinnings, Lt. General Ion Mihai Pacepa is a formidable witness to and a respected analyst of the communist intrigues, schemes, and manipulations.” ~Vladimir Tismaneanu, author of Stalinism for All Seasons: A Political History of Romanian Communism, director of the university of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Post-Communist Societies, and president of Romania’s Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes

 

 

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.

Gospel Teachings: Plan of Salvation and Opposition in all things

Gospel Teachings:

Plan of Salvation and Opposition in All Things

By Dallin H. Oaks

keyOpposition permits us to grow toward what our Heavenly Father would have us become. Central to the gospel of Jesus Christ is the Father’s plan of salvation for the eternal progress of His children. That plan, explained in modern revelation, helps us understand many things we face in mortality. My message focuses on the essential role of opposition in that plan.

 

I. Satan’s plan: no agency, no opposition

 by Carl Bloch

by Carl Bloch

The purpose of mortal life for the children of God is to provide the experiences needed “to progress toward perfection and ultimately realize their divine destiny as heirs of eternal life.”1 As President Thomas S. Monson taught us so powerfully this morning, we progress by making choices, by which we are tested to show that we will keep God’s commandments (see Abraham 3:25). To be tested, we must have the agency to choose between alternatives. To provide alternatives on which to exercise our agency, we must have opposition.

The rest of the plan is also essential. When we make wrong choices—as we inevitably will—we are soiled by sin and must be cleansed to proceed toward our eternal destiny. The Father’s plan provides the way to do this, the way to satisfy the eternal demands of justice: a Savior pays the price to redeem us from our sins. That Savior is the Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God the Eternal Father, whose atoning sacrifice—whose suffering—pays the price for our sins if we will repent of them.

One of the best explanations of the planned role of opposition is in the Book of Mormon, in Lehi’s teachings to his son Jacob.

“It must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things. If not so, … righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness, neither holiness nor misery, neither good nor bad” (2 Nephi 2:11; see also verse 15).

As a result, Lehi continued, “the Lord God gave unto man that he should act for himself. Wherefore, man could not act for himself save it should be that he was enticed by the one or the other” (verse 16). Similarly, in modern revelation the Lord declares, “It must needs be that the devil should tempt the children of men, or they could not be agents unto themselves” (D&C 29:39).

Opposition was necessary in the Garden of Eden. If Adam and Eve had not made the choice that introduced mortality, Lehi taught, “they would have remained in a state of innocence, … doing no good, for they knew no sin” (2 Nephi 2:23).

From the beginning, agency and opposition were central to the Father’s plan and to Satan’s rebellion against it.

As the Lord revealed to Moses, in the council of heaven Satan “sought to destroy the agency of man” (Moses 4:3). That destruction was inherent in the terms of Satan’s offer. He came before the Father and said, “Behold, here am I, send me, I will be thy son, and I will redeem all mankind, that one soul shall not be lost, and surely I will do it; wherefore give me thine honor” (Moses 4:1).

Thus, Satan proposed to carry out the Father’s plan in a way that would prevent the accomplishment of the Father’s purpose and give Satan His glory.

Satan’s lie: “no sin, therefore no need for repentance”

war-in-heavenSatan’s proposal would have ensured perfect equality: it would “redeem all mankind,” that not one soul would be lost. (Today, Satan is deceiving many with the lie that “there is no consequence for sin,” so that all would be saved—in their sins. We know that no unclean thing can enter the kingdom of heaven, so without repentance of sin, one can return to the presence of our Father in heaven. ~C.D.)

There would be no agency or choice by anyone and, therefore, no need for opposition. There would be no test, no failure, and no success. There would be no growth to attain the purpose the Father desired for His children. The scriptures record that Satan’s opposition resulted in a “war in heaven” (Revelation 12:7), in which two-thirds of the children of God earned the right to experience mortal life by choosing the Father’s plan and rejecting Satan’s rebellion.

Satan’s purpose was to gain for himself the Father’s honor and power (see Isaiah 14:12–15; Moses 4:1, 3). “Wherefore,” the Father said, “because that Satan rebelled against me, … I caused that he should be cast down” (Moses 4:3) with all the spirits who had exercised their agency to follow him (see Jude 1:6; Revelation 12:8–9; D&C 29:36–37). Cast down as unembodied spirits in mortality, Satan and his followers tempt and seek to deceive and captivate the children of God (see Moses 4:4). So it is that the evil one, who opposed and sought to destroy the Father’s plan, actually facilitated it, because it is opposition that enables choice and it is the opportunity of making the right choices that leads to the growth that is the purpose of the Father’s plan.

 

II. Difficult Circumstances

adam-and-eve-offering-sacrificesSignificantly, the temptation to sin is not the only kind of opposition in mortality. Father Lehi taught that if the Fall had not taken place, Adam and Eve “would have remained in a state of innocence, having no joy, for they knew no misery” (2 Nephi 2:23). Without the experience of opposition in mortality, “all things must needs be a compound in one,” in which there would be no happiness or misery (verse 11). Therefore, Father Lehi continued, after God had created all things, “to bring about his eternal purposes in the end of man, … it must needs be that there was an opposition; even the forbidden fruit in opposition to the tree of life; the one being sweet and the other bitter” (verse 15).2 His teaching on this part of the plan of salvation concludes with these words:

“Behold, all things have been done in the wisdom of him who knoweth all things.

“Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy” (verses 24–25).

Opposition in the form of difficult circumstances we face in mortality is also part of the plan that furthers our growth in mortality.

III. All kinds of tests—None of us is exempt

All of us experience various kinds of opposition that test us. Some of these tests are temptations to sin. Some are mortal challenges apart from personal sin. Some are very great. Some are minor. Some are continuous, and some are mere episodes. None of us is exempt. Opposition permits us to grow toward what our Heavenly Father would have us become.

After Joseph Smith had completed translating the Book of Mormon, he still had to find a publisher. This was not easy. The complexity of this lengthy manuscript and the cost of printing and binding thousands of copies were intimidating. Joseph first approached E. B. Grandin, a Palmyra printer, who refused. He then sought another printer in Palmyra, who also turned him down. He traveled to Rochester, 25 miles (40 km) away, and approached the most prominent publisher in western New York, who also turned him down. Another Rochester publisher was willing, but circumstances made this alternative unacceptable.

Weeks had passed, and Joseph must have been bewildered at the opposition to accomplishing his divine mandate. The Lord did not make it easy, but He did make it possible. Joseph’s fifth attempt, a second approach to the Palmyra publisher Grandin, was successful.3

Years later, Joseph was painfully imprisoned in Liberty Jail for many months. When he prayed for relief, the Lord told him that “all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good” (D&C 122:7).

We are all acquainted with other kinds of mortal opposition not caused by our personal sins, including illness, disability, and death. President Thomas S. Monson explained:

“Some of you may at times have cried out in your suffering, wondering why our Heavenly Father would allow you to go through whatever trials you are facing. …

quote-Jesus-atonement-oaks-anguish“Our mortal life, however, was never meant to be easy or consistently pleasant. Our Heavenly Father … knows that we learn and grow and become refined through hard challenges, heartbreaking sorrows, and difficult choices. Each one of us experiences dark days when our loved ones pass away, painful times when our health is lost, feelings of being forsaken when those we love seem to have abandoned us. These and other trials present us with the real test of our ability to endure.”4

Our efforts to improve our observance of the Sabbath day pose a less stressful example of opposition. We have the Lord’s commandment to honor the Sabbath. Some of our choices may violate that commandment, but other choices in how to spend time on the Sabbath are simply a question of whether we will do what is merely good or what is better or best.5

3 methods of opposition from the devil

To illustrate the opposition of temptation, the Book of Mormon describes three methods the devil will use in the last days.

1) First, he will “rage in the hearts of the children of men, and stir them up to anger against that which is good” (2 Nephi 28:20).

2) Second, he will “pacify, and lull [members] away into carnal security,” saying “Zion prospereth, all is well” (verse 21).

No consequences for Sin ⇒ “no right and wrong”

3) Third, he will tell us “there is no hell; and … I am no devil, for there is none” (verse 22), and therefore there is no right and wrong. Because of this opposition, we are warned not to be “at ease in Zion!” (verse 24).

The Church in its divine mission and we in our personal lives seem to face increasing opposition today. Perhaps as the Church grows in strength and we members grow in faith and obedience, Satan increases the strength of his opposition so we will continue to have “opposition in all things.”

Some of this opposition even comes from Church members

CTRSome who use personal reasoning or wisdom to resist prophetic direction give themselves a label borrowed from elected bodies—“the loyal opposition.” However appropriate for a democracy, there is no warrant for this concept in the government of God’s kingdom, where questions are honored but opposition is not (see Matthew 26:24).

As another example, there are many things in our early Church history, such as what Joseph Smith did or did not do in every circumstance, that some use as a basis for opposition. To all I say, exercise faith and put reliance on the Savior’s teaching that we should “know them by their fruits” (Matthew 7:16). The Church is making great efforts to be transparent with the records we have, but after all we can publish, our members are sometimes left with basic questions that cannot be resolved by study. That is the Church history version of “opposition in all things.” Some things can be learned only by faith (see D&C 88:118).

Shield of Faith

Our ultimate reliance must be on faith in the witness we have received from the Holy Ghost.

faith-shield-armor-godGod rarely infringes on the agency of any of His children by intervening against some for the relief of others. But He does ease the burdens of our afflictions and strengthen us to bear them, as He did for Alma’s people in the land of Helam (see Mosiah 24:13–15). He does not prevent all disasters, but He does answer our prayers to turn them aside, as He did with the uniquely powerful cyclone that threatened to prevent the dedication of the temple in Fiji;6 or He does blunt their effects, as He did with the terrorist bombing that took so many lives in the Brussels airport but only injured our four missionaries.

Through all mortal opposition, we have God’s assurance that He will “consecrate [our] afflictions for [our] gain” (2 Nephi 2:2). We have also been taught to understand our mortal experiences and His commandments in the context of His great plan of salvation.

Science Facts, Global Warming Hoax, and a Fable with a Moral

Science Facts, Global Warming Hoax, and a Fable with a Moral

keyMoral of the Story: The birds are eaten by the fox; the fable is interpreted as a warning not to believe everything one is told.

He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. and in the morning,  It will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? ~Jesus, Matthew 16:2,3

chickenlittle2CHICKEN LITTLE was in the woods one day when an acorn fell on her head. It scared her so much she trembled all over. She shook so hard, half her feathers fell out.

Chicken Little was so scared she started shouting: “Help! Help! The sky is falling! I have to go tell the king!”

So she ran in great fright to tell the king. Along the way she met Henny Penny.
Henny Penny asked, “Where are you going, Chicken Little?”
Chicken Little yelled, “Oh, help! The sky is falling!”
Henny Penny asked, “How do you know?”
Chicken Little replied, “I saw it with my own eyes, and heard it with my own ears, and part of it fell on my head!”
Henny Penny yelled, “This is terrible, just terrible! We’d better hurry up.”
So they both ran away as fast as they could. Soon they met Ducky Lucky.
chickenlittle4Ducky Lucky asked, “Where are you going, Chicken Little and Henny Penny?”
Chicken Little & Henny Penny yelled, “The sky is falling! The sky is falling! We’re going to tell the king!”
Ducky Lucky asked, “How do you know?”
Chicken Little replied, “I saw it with my own eyes, and heard it with my own ears, and part of it fell on my head.”
Ducky Lucky joined in the yelling, “Oh dear, oh dear! We’d better run!”
So they all ran down the road as fast as they could. Soon they met Goosey Loosey walking down the roadside.
chickenlittle5Goosey Loosey seeing the group said, “Hello there. Where are you all going in such a hurry?”
Chicken Little shouted, “We’re running for our lives!”
Henny Penny shouted, “The sky is falling!”
Ducky Lucky yelled, “And we’re running to tell the king!”
Goosey Loosey asked, “How do you know the sky is falling?”
Chicken Little yelled, “I saw it with my own eyes, and heard it with my own ears, and part of it fell on my head!”
chickenlittle6Goosey Loosey joined in the yelling and shouting, “Goodness! Then I’d better run with you.”
And they all ran in great fright across a field. Before long they met Turkey Lurkey strutting back and forth..
Turkey Lurkey said, “Hello there, Chicken Little, Henny Penny, Ducky Lucky, and Goosey Loosey. Where are you all going in such a hurry?”
Chicken Little screamed, “Help! Help!”
Henny Penny shouted, “We’re running for our lives!”
Ducky Lucky quacked, “The sky is falling!”
Goosey Loosey yelled, “And we’re running to tell the king!”
chickenlittle1Turkey Lurkey asked, “How do you know the sky is falling?”
Chicken Little yelled, “I saw it with my own eyes, and heard it with my own ears, and part of it fell on my head!”
Turkey Lurkey joined in the noise, “Oh dear! I always suspected the sky would fall someday. I’d better run with you.”
So they ran with all their might, until they met Foxy Loxy.
Foxy Loxy slyly asked. “Well, well. Where are you rushing on such a fine day?”
Chicken Little, Henny Penny, Ducky Lucky, Goosey Loosey, Turkey Lurkey (together) all yelled, “Help! Help!” It’s not a fine day at all. The sky is falling, and we’re running to tell the king!”
chickenlittle3Foxy Loxy was surprised, but asked, “How do you know the sky is falling?”
Chicken Little shouted, “I saw it with my own eyes, and heard it with my own ears, and part of it fell on my head!”
Foxy Loxy saw an opportunity and said, “I see. Well then, follow me, and I’ll show you the way to the king.”
So Foxy Loxy led Chicken Little, Henny Penny, Ducky Lucky, Goosey Loosey, and Turkey Lurkey across a field and through the woods. He led them straight to his den, and they never saw the king to tell him that the sky is falling.

Moral of the Story: The birds are eaten by the fox; the fable is interpreted as a warning not to believe everything one is told.

RushGlobalWarmingObamaLiberal Lies about Global Warming

Limbaugh Letter, July 2015, 11

Lie # 1: The earth has a fever, caused by people (mostly Americans) building factories, driving SUVs, wasting energy.

Fact: EARTH WARMS AND COOLS

The planet has been warming and cooling periodically since the beginning of time. ~Principia Scientific International

Lie #2

Apocalypse is coming! Climate models predict dramatic increases in global temperature.

Fact: COMPUTER PREDICTIONS= OOPS

To date, the computer models have been massively wrong. ~Prof. John Christy, University of Alabama, [UK] Daily Mail

Lie #3 This is the warmest year on record! It’s the hottest decade ever!

Fact: WARMING IS “ON HOLD”

Actual measurements show o warming for over 18 years. ~Climate Depot

icecappolardoubles1_JPGLie #4: Global warming is killing the polar ice caps!

Fact: THE ICE CAPS ARE FINE

Ice caps are not shrinking; in fact, Antarctic sea ice is expanding. ~Climate4you.com, university of Oslo Department of Geoscience

Lie #5: Global warming is causing extreme weather, including massive worldwide drought!

Fact: THE WEATHER IS NORMAL

The planet is experiencing normal variations in precipitation. ~EPA, Watts Up with That

 

Truth Zone: History Facts vs. Obama, Islam

Truth Zone:

History Facts vs. Obama, Islam

You don’t know what Obama said at the mosque

Dennis Prager: President ‘spoke a lot of nonsense, some of it dangerous’

If you seek to understand Barack Obama and his views, the best place to go is his speeches. But you have to read them in their entirety, not rely on hearing them or on the media’s summary of them. When you do, you realize how often what Obama says is morally and intellectually confused and even untrue.
The most recent example was his speech last week at a mosque in Baltimore. In addition to reassuring Muslim Americans that they are as American as Americans of every other faith – President Obama spoke a lot of nonsense, some of it dangerous.

mosque-feild-trip-300x225Statement by President Obama: “So let’s start with this fact: For more than a thousand years, people have been drawn to Islam’s message of peace. And the very word itself, Islam, comes from salam – peace.”

FACT: Why did Obama say this? Even Muslim websites acknowledge that “Islam” means “submission” [to Allah], that it comes from the Arabic root “aslama” meaning submission, and that “Islam” is in the command form of that verb. That’s why “Muslim” means “One who submits,” not “One who is peaceful.”

Statement by President Obama: “Jefferson and John Adams had their own copies of the Quran.”

barbary2FACT: The reason Jefferson had a copy of the Quran was to try to understand it in light of what the Muslim ambassador from Tripoli had told him and John Adams. When asked why Tripoli pirates were attacking American ships and enslaving Americans, the Muslim ambassador explained that Muslims are commanded to do so by the Quran: “It was written in their Quran that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every mussulman [Muslim] who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to Paradise.”

That’s why Jefferson and Adams had Qurans.

Statement by President Obama: “And how do we move forward together? … It can’t be just a burden on the Muslim community – although the Muslim community has to play a role.”

FACT: Most Americans would say that the American Muslim community has to play “the” role, not “a” role in preventing violent Islam from capturing the minds of American Muslims, and in helping authorities identify extremist Muslims.

Statement by President Obama: “Second, as Americans, we have to stay true to our core values, and that includes freedom of religion for all faiths.”

FACT: This is so obviously true that one wonders why the president felt it necessary to mention it.

obama-vs-christianityStatement by President Obama: “There are Christians who are targeted now in the Middle East, despite having been there for centuries, and there are Jews who’ve lived in places like France for centuries who now feel obliged to leave because they feel themselves under assault – sometimes by Muslims.”

FACT: One would have expected that after mentioning “Christians targeted now in the Middle East,” he would have mentioned “Jews targeted now in the Middle East.” That, however, would presumably have been too controversial to say. So, the president mentioned the many Jews in France “who now feel obliged to leave” their country because “they feel themselves under assault” – and then came the corker: “sometimes by Muslims.”

obama-hates-israelSometimes? French Jews have recently been murdered, tortured and harassed more than at any time since the Holocaust. And virtually every one of those attacks has been perpetrated by Muslims.

Statement by President Obama: “We have to be consistent in condemning hateful rhetoric and violence against everyone. And that includes against Muslims here in the United States of America.”

FACT: Two facts are relevant here. One is that religious hate crimes are exceedingly rare in America. The other is that in 2014, the last year for which we have data, Jews were targets of hate crimes four times more frequently than Muslims.

Statement by President Obama: “I often hear it said that we need moral clarity in this fight. And the suggestion is somehow that if I would simply say, these are all Islamic terrorists, then we would actually have solved the problem by now, apparently.”

ObamaISISWhite-House-SummitFACT: The president has made extensive use of the straw man – a false target that he then attacks. This is one such example. No one has ever said that if the president were to identify Islamic terrorists by name instead of nameless “violent extremists,” “we would actually have solved the problem by now.”

What drives most Americans crazy is that the president of the United States refuses to name the enemy. And this rewriting of reality filters down. Increasingly, for example, when (and if) 9/11 is taught in American schools, the attackers are never identified as Muslims.

Statement by President Obama: “And, by the way, the notion that America is at war with Islam ignores the fact that the world’s religions are a part of who we are.”

Another straw man. No American of any stature has said that “America is at war with Islam.”

obama-defend-prophet-of-islamStatement by President Obama: “In the discussion I had before I came out, some people said, why is there always a burden on us? When a young man in Charleston shoots African-Americans in a church, there’s not an expectation that every white person in America suddenly is explaining that they’re not racist.”

FACT: This point alone should have been publicized by the media – that the president of the United States tells Muslims that they have no moral obligation to condemn violence committed in the name of Islam.

Statement by President Obama: “American Muslims are better positioned than anybody to show that it is possible to be faithful to Islam … and to believe in democracy.”

FACT: That is actually true. Given that theocracy, not democracy, is a central tenet of Islam, if an Islam compatible with democracy ever develops, it will probably develop in America.

Statement by President Obama: “These are the voices of Muslim scholars, some of whom join us today, who know Islam has a tradition of respect for other faiths.”

christian-persecution-syriaFACT: Another falsehood. Islam has no such tradition. Islam has always demanded that Jews and Christians be treated as humiliated second-class citizens – when not forced to choose between conversion or death.

Now you know what President Obama said at the Islamic Society of Baltimore. But if you just read or listened to the mainstream media, you would have missed it because none of this was reported. It was all about, as the headline in USA Today put it, “At Baltimore mosque, Obama condemns anti-Muslim bigotry.”
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/02/you-dont-know-what-obama-said-at-the-mosque/#1HIa10GWUL7gwOQa.99

Betrayal: Paul Ryan GOP Sellout of America

Betrayal: Paul Ryan GOP Sellout of America

Ryan’s Omnibus throws America Under the Bus

I am using blood-colored font, because GOP leadership has a lot of blood on their hands. ~C.D.

GOP Sells America Down the River

PLannedParenthood5It fully funds Planned Parenthood.  That, to me, is unforgivable, with everything now known about what goes on behind closed doors at Planned Parenthood, and that the federal government, led by a Republican Party, sees fit to pay for it.  It is beyond comprehension, and it is a total squandering of moral authority to fully fund the butchery at Planned Parenthood. 

This spending bill fully pays for Obama’s refugee plans, fully.  This spending bill, this budget bill quadruples the number of visas GW-Summit-obama-vs-ISIS-cartoonObama wants for foreign workers.  This is even a slap at American union workers.  Not the leaders.  The union leaders seem to be in favor of it, but blue-collar people, known as working people, have been sold down the river along with everybody else here.

This spending bill even fully pays for every dime asked for by Obama on all of this idiocy that’s tied up into climate change.  Everything Obama wanted, everything he asked for, he got.  You go down the list of things, it’s there. ~Rush Limbaugh

Betrayal-GOP-pc-liberal-treason-Sam-CliffPaul Ryan Betrays America: $1.1 Trillion, 2,000-Plus Page Omnibus Bill Funds ‘Fundamental Transformation of America’

Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI)58% first major legislative achievement is a total and complete sell-out of the American people masquerading as an appropriations bill.

Too harsh, you say? Let the programs, the spending, and the implications speak for themselves.

(1) Ryan’s Omnibus Fully Funds DACA

Though much of the public attention has surrounded the President’s 2014 executive amnesty, the President’s 2012 amnesty quietly continues to churn out work permits and federal benefits for hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens. Paul Ryan’s bill funds entirely this 2012 executive amnesty for “DREAMers”—or illegal immigrants who came to the country as minors.

Specifically, Division F of Ryan’s omnibus bill contains no language that would prohibit the use of funds to continue the President’s unconstitutional program. Obama’s executive action, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), has granted around 700,000 illegal aliens with work permits, as well as the ability to receive tax credits and federal entitlement programs. A recent GAO report documented how this illegal amnesty program for alien youth is, in large part, responsible for the illegal alien minor surge on our southern border.

In 2013, Paul Ryan said that it is his job as a U.S. lawmaker to put himself in the shoes of “the DREAMer who is waiting” and work to find legislative solutions to his or her problems.

(2) Ryan’s Omnibus Funds Sanctuary Cities

Five months ago, 32-year-old Kate Steinle was bleeding to death in her father’s arms. She was gunned down in broad daylight by a five-time deported criminal alien whose presence in the country was the direct result of San Francisco’s refusal to comply with U.S. immigration law—yet Paul Ryan’s omnibus rewards these lawless Sanctuary Cities with federal grants. Division B Title II of Ryan’s omnibus funds various grant programs for the Department of Justice (pages 167, 168, and 169) and contains no language that would restrict the provision of such grants to sanctuary jurisdictions.

In a Congressional hearing, Steinle’s father demanded Congressional action and recalled his daughter’s dying words: “Help me, Dad.”

(3) Ryan’s Omnibus Funds All Refugee Programs

Despite broad support amongst Republican lawmakers for a proposal introduced by

Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX)64%

to halt all refugee resettlement, Ryan’s appropriations bill will fund President Obama’s refugee resettlement operation and will allow for the admission of tens of thousands of refugees with access to federal benefits. Division H Title II of Ryan’s bill contains appropriations of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and contains no language that would restrict the program. Nor are there any restrictions for the program in Division K of Ryan’s bill, which provides funding for the Department of State, which oversees refugee admissions.

Ryan is not one of the 84 cosponsors of Babin’s bill to halt the refugee operation, and he recently told Sean Hannity that he does not support halting resettlement because, “We’re a compassionate country. The refugees laws are important laws.” Similarly, this outcome represents a legislative win for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79%, who told Sean Hannity he’d “hate to use” Congress’s power of the purse to deny funding for Obama’s resettlement operation.

gop-betrayal-backstab(4) Ryan’s Omnibus Funds All of the Mideast Immigration Programs That Have Been Exploited by Terrorists in Recent Years 

Although multiple immigrant and visa programs in recent years have been exploited by terrorists (such as the F-1 “student” visa, the K-1 “fiancée” visa, and our green card and refugee programs), Ryan’s proposal does nothing to limit admissions from jihadist-prone regions. As Senators Shelby and Sessions of Alabama noted in a joint statement: “The omnibus would put the U.S. on a path to approve admission for hundreds of thousands of migrants from a broad range of countries with jihadists movements over the next 12 months, on top of all the other autopilot annual immigration.”

ImmigrationCriminals(5) Ryan’s Omnibus Funds Illegal Alien Resettlement

On page 917 of Ryan’s omnibus a section titled “Refugee and Entrant Assistance” funds the President’s resettlement of illegal immigrant border crossers.

(6) Ryan’s Omnibus Funds the Release of Criminal Aliens

Senior legislative aides tell Breitbart News that Ryan’s bill does not do anything to change the enforcement priorities that Jeh Johnson established a little over a year ago that would shield entire categories of criminal aliens from immigration law, nor does it include language recommended by Sessions and Shelby to “deny the expenditure of funds to issue visas to countries that refuse to repatriate criminal aliens.”

(7) Ryan’s Omnibus Quadruples H-2B Foreign Worker Visas 

dishonesty1Despite Ryan’s pledge not to move an immigration compromise with President Obama, tucked 700 pages into Ryan’s spending bill is language that would resuscitate and expand a controversial provision of the Schumer-Rubio Gang of Eight plan to increase the H-2B visa program.

The provision “would quadruple the number of H-2B visas for unskilled guest workers, for a total of more than 250,000,” writes immigration attorney Ian Smith. The Americans who fill these jobs are typically “society’s most vulnerable — including single women, the disabled, the elderly, minorities, teenagers, students, and first-generation immigrants,”  Smith explains.

A recent BuzzFeed exposé revealed how this program allows businesses to discriminate against American workers and “deliberately den[y] jobs to American workers so they can hire foreign workers on H-2 visas instead.” As one GOP aide told Breitbart News, “This provision is a knife in the heart of the working class, and African Americans.”

ObamaMoneyPile(8) Ryan’s Omnibus Funds Tax Credits for Illegal Aliens

Ryan’s bill preserves the expansion of the President’s expiring child tax credits without any accompanying language to prevent illegal aliens from receiving those tax credits. While Sen. Sessions attempted to include language in the bill that would prevent illegal immigrants from receiving tax credits, his recommendation was rejected.

(9) Ryan’s Omnibus Locks-In Huge Spending Increases

The bill funds the Obama-Boehner budget deal, which eliminated spending caps, and will increase both defense and non-defense spending next year by $25 billion more each.

border-wall(10) Ryan’s Omnibus Fails to Allocate Funds to Complete the 700-Mile Double-Layer Border Fence That Congress Promised the American People

Nearly a decade ago with the passage of the 2006 Secure Fence Act, the American people were promised a 700-mile double-layer border fence. However, funding for the fence was later gutted and, as a result, its construction was never completed. Despite heightened media focus over the past six months about Americans’ desire for this barrier to illegal entry, Ryan’s bill does not require that funds be allocated to finish the construction of the 700-mile double-layer fence.

A vote could occur as early as Thursday after midnight, giving lawmakers and the public only one full business day to review the 2,242 page package.

The Ryan-Pelosi package represents nothing short of a complete and total betrayal of the American people.

ObamaWreckingBall2Yet Ryan’s omnibus serves a second and equally chilling purpose. By locking in the President’s refugee, immigration, and spending priorities, Ryan’s bill is designed to keep these fights out of Congress by getting them off the table for good. Delivering Obama these wins–and pushing these issues beyond the purview of Congress–will suppress public attention to the issues and, in so doing, will boost the candidacy of the Republican establishment’s preferred presidential contenders, who favor President Obama’s immigration agenda.

What may prove most discouraging of all to Americans is that recent reports reveal that conservatives in the so-called House Freedom Caucus are praising Ryan even as he permanently locks in these irreversible and anti-American immigration policies. According to Politico, the House Freedom Caucus will “give Ryan a pass” even as he funds disastrous policies that prioritize the interests of foreign nationals and global corporatists above the needs of the American people whom lawmakers are supposed to represent.

Truth Zone: Obama Coded Messages vs. Israel; ISIS Training Camps for children; Ben Carson compares Islamic state to Founding Fathers

Truth Zone:

1. The Coded Messages Obama Delivers When He Says ISIL Instead Of Islamic State

obama-hates-israelWHEN BARACK OBAMA REFERS OVER AND OVER TO THE ISLAMIC STATE AS ISIL, HE IS SENDING A MESSAGE TO MUSLIMS ALL OVER THE MIDDLE EAST THAT HE PERSONALLY DOES NOT RECOGNIZE ISRAEL AS A SOVEREIGN NATION, BUT AS TERRITORY BELONGING TO THE ISLAMIC STATE.

This is another reason Obama is the terrorist recruiter of the century.

Check it out:

DECODING OBAMA’S SPEECH REVEALS SOME STARTLING REVELATIONS

“And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” Genesis 12:3 (KJV)

In one press conference after another, when referring to the Muslim terror super-group ISIS, United States President Barack Obama will use the term ISIL instead of their former name ISIS or current name Islamic State. Have you ever wondered about that? We have.

ISIL stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Now, to us Westerners we don’t really make much of a distinction, do we? No, honestly from our perspective its all about the same. But how would a Muslim living in the Middle East view it? Just what is the Levant anyway? Let’s take a look.

The geographical term LEVANT refers to a multi-nation region in the Middle East. It’s a land bridge between Turkey to the north and Egypt to the south. If you look on a map, however, in the near exact middle of the nations that comprise the Levant, guess what you see? Come on, guess!

It’s Israel.

WHEN BARACK OBAMA REFERS OVER AND OVER TO THE ISLAMIC STATE AS ISIL, HE IS SENDING A MESSAGE TO MUSLIMS ALL OVER THE MIDDLE EAST THAT HE PERSONALLY DOES NOT RECOGNIZE ISRAEL AS A SOVEREIGN NATION, BUT AS TERRITORY BELONGING TO THE ISLAMIC STATE.

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2. Petulant Obama Mocks Republicans for Fearing 3-Year-Old Orphans, While ISIS Trains Children to Become Jihadi Killers

Rush Limbaugh

RUSH: By the way, just so you know, a half hour before the program started I didn’t know I was gonna be doing any of this that I’ve done since the program began.  But events dictate what happens here.  A bunch of lies and a bunch of distortions out there.  This historical perspective on America I thought was quite necessary also to inform you that there is a religious test.  There are many religious tests in refugee law in this country. 

OBAMA:  Apparently they’re scared of widows and orphans coming in to the United States of America as part of our tradition of compassion.  At first they were worried about the press being too tough on ’em during debates.  Now they’re worried about three-year-old orphans.  That doesn’t sound very tough to me.  They’ve been playing on fear in order to try to score political points or to advance their campaigns.  And it’s irresponsible.  And it’s contrary to who we are.  And it needs to stop, because the world is watching.

Men make up 72% of the refugees fleeing the Middle East by crossing the Mediterranean Sea into Europe.  That’s United Nations numbers.  Seventy-two percent are men, military age, able-bodied men.  Not three-year-old orphans.  And of course the debate, Republicans weren’t afraid of anybody.  They were fed up and finally took the debate moderators out, long overdue.

Obama-ISIS-kids-montageBut hang onLast night PBS Frontline, they played an episode entitled “ISIS in Afghanistan, and here’s a little portion of the program.  Actually, it’s two sound bites from it, looking at the training of children in jihad.  And you will hear an unidentified narrator and journalist in this piece.  That’s the voices that you hear in the first of two sound bites.  Ready?

NARRATOR:  The fighters told Najibul that they received propaganda videos directly from ISIS in Syria and Iraq.  They say they show the videos to the village children every day.

NAJIBUL:  I was asking them, “Why are they watching in front of these young children?” They say, “They should learn. They should know from now,” and it’s normal for them.

RUSH:  You mean they’re teaching these young three-year-old orphans and five-year-old kids jihad?  Yes, ladies and gentlemen.  PBS Frontline inadvertently did it. I’m sure they didn’t mean to undercut dear Obama.  ISIS in Afghanistan shows how to raise young children into jihad, right on the heels of Obama saying, “You know, those Republicans fear three-year-old orphans? Ha-ha! Man, really tough! They embarrass me, afraid of three-year-old orphans.”  And here’s the next sound bite…

NARRATOR:  This is an ISIS military school for children somewhere in the Middle East.

NAJIBUL:  All these videos, they just telling them how to kill people, how to behead, and how to become suicide bomber.  And the main thing is to kill infidels.  This is their aim.  And they’re clearly telling this is in Koran.  So what the child believe?  What they think?  They think, “Yes, I’m Muslim, and he’s telling me the truth.”

NARRATOR:  Najibul films the Afghan children copying what they’ve just watched.

NAJIBUL:  When I saw these young children, I was really, really upset. Really sad.  These children who learn how to kill people, how to do jihad, how to behave, how to fire. I was thinking, “Maybe the war will never end.  Never.”

BostonGlobeISIS-terrorRUSH:  It will never end because ours is a world governed by the aggressive use of force.  Anyway.  So here you have a PBS Frontline last night, “ISIS in Afghanistan,” inadvertently doing a feature on how young children are taught to engage in jihad.  They are taught to practice beheading, killing, suicide bomber techniques, how to kill infidels. These are young children watching videos, rehearsing, copying, practicing what they’ve seen.  You know, the Tsarnaev family were refugees, a mother and her children. (Boston Marathon Bombers) Look what they did.

And they passed the screening, by the way. 

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was ten-years-old when he was admitted to the US as a refugee.  I wonder if he saw any videos.  I wonder where he learned jihad, folks.  I wonder where he learned terrorist activity.  You think his mother might have taught him?  Think she might have shown him videos?  On was he inspired by ISIS?  Was he inspired by Al-Qaeda?  Or was he mad that we started Club Gitmo or mad that we had photos taken at Abu Ghraib?  I’m telling you, Obama has become dangerous.

ObamaISISWhite-House-Summit(impression) “Yeah, well, they’re too scared of the press. Now they scared of three-year-old orphans.”  Where do you think the modern-day 19-, 20-year-old terrorists comes from, Mr. President?  How about these three-year-old orphans, five-year-old orphans, whoever, children that might be entering America, and they end up learning how to become advocates and practitioners of jihad while on the American welfare system?  It’s not irrational to oppose that.  It’s not irrational to want to shut that down. 

3. Ben Carson compares Islamic State to America’s Founding Fathers

Behind that sweet, soft-spoken exterior, is Ben Carson really a conservative?

We need people “who can detect deception in all of its forms.” ~Russell M. Nelson

Kelleigh Nelson

 

http://freedomoutpost.com/2015/11/ben-carson-compares-islamic-state-to-americas-founders/
One of my cyber buds called Carson “Shifty.” She said, “The Media is holding back on his top advisor, Armstrong Williams, and the dumbed down public doesn’t see that they’re holding back until Cruz or Rubio can be manipulated into place on the undiscerning electorate.”

Steve Peoples reports for the AP (via Yahoo) that on Jan. 15, 2015, in a 35-min. luncheon speech to the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting outside San Diego, presidential aspirant Dr. Ben Carson compared ISIS or the Islamic State (who chop off the heads of their enemies, especially Christians) to the patriots of the American Revolution. See FOTM for full story.

Campaign Manager, Armstrong Williams, promotes Radical Islam

In my previous article, Dr. Ben Carson Teams Up With Al Sharpton, I mentioned Carson’s top advisor, Armstrong Williams wanted Chicago to hire Farrakhan to helps stem violence in the city. Link Remember Louis Farrakhan is the man who has called for retaliation and death to whitey.

BenCarson-williamsRemember too, that Williams recently broadcast his radio show live from Farrakhan’s celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March. Considering the fact that people were responding to Carson’s tough talk about Muslims, this story may be something Carson won’t want getting traction. To top it off, Armstrong wants taxpayers to fund Farrakhan! Link
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American Thinker’s Article, “Ben Carson in His Own Words, has several of Carson’s statements. [At Yale in the late 1960s],”I was proud to see groups such as the Black Panthers standing up to brutal police tactics, and though I never joined any radical student organizations, I kept abreast of the activities of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the Weathermen, and other groups willing to use aggressive tactics to accomplish “social justice.” I’d urge you to read this article in full as Carson’s statements belie the fact that he’s a conservative.
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Position on American Citizenship

Carson’s position on the value of American citizenship is seriously flawed. He should acknowledge that American citizens have rights too. Dr. Carson has to understand that American citizenship must never be treated like a “tip” for “putting up with us rude Americans who harass people with our laws.” Citizenship is not something people get for “services rendered.”
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Position on Education

Carson to use Department of Education as his hammer

sheep-and-wolfSounding more like his would-be predecessor, Dr. Ben Carson said he has no intention of getting rid of the Dept. of Education. Instead, he would remake it into a policing-type organization that monitors the speech of professors and others at universities and colleges to ensure that bias is not practiced. Suffice it to say, this would be bias which Dr. Carson considers to be bias and the definition could—and likely would—change as does the good doctor’s whims. This is totalitarian thinking, folks…and it’s chillingly coming from Dr. Carson. Link

To top it off, Carson says that children in schools learning about actual American history might make the students want to join ISIS! He is speaking at the Center for Security Policy’s National Security Action Summit.
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4. Ryan: New speaker talks tough but won’t pull trigger on crucial weapon

betrayal-sellout-rinoA conservative Capitol Hill aide told WND, “Paul Ryan is setting us up for a meaningless show vote on Syrian refugees so the White House can continue the influx of Muslim refugees this year and all the years to follow as it always has.

“Putting Ryan in charge of a fight to block refugees would be like putting (Nancy) Pelosi in charge of fight to repeal Obamacare,” the staffer said. “No one loves mass immigration more than Ryan, so how exactly is he going to make a public argument against it? He can’t and won’t, leaving Democrats unharmed, unscathed and unafraid.”
Babin bill has more teeth

A much stronger bill, the Resettlement Accountability National Security Act introduced by Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, is not being moved to a vote by Ryan. The Texas congressman’s bill would halt all resettlements until a full accounting of the program’s cost and risks to national security can be fully assessed.

Babin’s bill is gaining momentum with 74 co-sponsors. It had only 46 co-sponsors on Friday before the Paris attacks.
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