Christian Rights Protected from LGBTQ Impositions


John R. Houk

© June 23, 2017

 

I received an update yesterday from the American Family Association (AFA) celebrating the 5th Circuit Appellate Court spanking an earlier Federal Court decision to strike down a Mississippi State law protecting the Rights and Liberties of Christians against the ungodly LGBTQ militants who enjoy forcing their homosexual beliefs down the throats of Christians.

 

I avoid reading the Leftist-oriented Mainstream Media (MSM) reports because of their hatred of Conservative America values. Actually, when I Googled confirmation of the AFA alert, I was not at all surprised at the majority of MSM links deriding the 5th Circuit Appellate Court for damning the poor ungodly homosexuals of the militant LGBTQ.

 

This is what I am going to do. I am going to cross post the brief AFA email alert followed by a Daily Signal article on the 5th Circuit Appellate Court decision. In my humble opinion, The Daily Signal had the best report. Many other Conservative-oriented news sites even referenced The Daily Signal analysis. Nonetheless, here are a few titles from Conservative media also reporting on the victory for Christian religious Freedom in Mississippi:

 

 

 

 

Let us pray the many more States follow suit and declare Religious Freedom outweighs homosexuals forcing their ungodly beliefs on Bible observing Christians. Perhaps the U.S. Congress passing a Bill protecting the Freedom and Liberty of ALL Christian American citizens.

 

JRH 6/23/17

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Mississippi Religious Freedom bill upheld by court!

 

Sent by Tim Wildmon, President
Sent 6/22/2017 3:21 PM

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Great news! This afternoon, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (federal court in New Orleans) upheld the Mississippi “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act” or HB 1523. This law protects people of faith – including Christians – from being forced to participate in a wedding ceremony between two homosexuals, along with other protections. I interviewed Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant a little while ago. You can hear that short conversation here.

 

Religious freedom has been under assault in our country, especially against Christians. This decision is another reason to give thanks to the Lord today! AFA thanks our friends at the Alliance Defending Freedom for taking this case up on behalf of the people of Mississippi.

 

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Circuit Court Win for Religious Freedom on Gay Marriage

 

By Ryan T. Anderson

June 22, 2017

The Daily Signal

 

Blind Justice Statue

 

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously on Thursday that a Mississippi law that protects religious liberty and the rights of conscience in light of the redefinition of marriage may go into effect.

 

In the decision, the circuit court overruled a previous judgment from a district court judge who had declared the Mississippi law unconstitutional for violating the Establishment Clause and the Equal Protection Clause.

 

But as the circuit court pointed out, the challengers to Mississippi’s law lack standing because they “have not clearly shown injury-in-fact.” In other words, they did not show how the Mississippi law protecting liberty for people who hold to the pre-Obergefell v. Hodges definition of marriage harmed them.

 

The court explained that the “failure” of the “plaintiffs to assert anything more than a general stigmatic injury dooms their claim.”

 

While the ruling focused on the lack of standing of the plaintiffs, there are plenty of reasons to rule in favor of the constitutionality of laws like Mississippi’s on the merits.

 

As Sherif Girgis and I explain in our new book, “Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination,” there is nothing scandalous about protections for particular views that are at odds with those on which the government acts.

 

When the government takes Americans to war, exceptions cover pacifists. When the government guarantees abortion, exceptions cover pro-lifers. These exemptions don’t amount to establishments of any religion, and neither do laws protecting dissenters after Obergefell.

 

Indeed, as law professor Richard Epstein explains, the Establishment Clause—meant to “knock down state coercion for religion”—can’t be used to invalidate “a statute whose whole purpose was to insulate private parties from any form of coercion.”

 

So, what does the Mississippi law do? As previously explained at The Daily Signal:

 

  • Religious organizations, like churches, cannot be forced to use their facilities to celebrate or solemnize weddings that violate their beliefs.

 

  • Religious convents, universities, and social service organizations can continue to maintain personnel and housing policies that reflect their beliefs.

 

  • Religious adoption agencies can continue to operate by their conviction that every child they serve deserves to be placed with a married mom and dad.

 

  • Bakersphotographersflorists, and similar wedding-specific vendors cannot be forced to use their talents to celebrate same-sex weddings if they cannot do so in good conscience.

 

 

 

 

 

This is a reasonable bill. It protects the consciences of people who hold to the historic definition of marriage in the aftermath of the Supreme Court redefining marriage, and it does so while avoiding the awful outcomes that critics fear. The bill provides that the government cannot punish, fine, or coerce specific people and organizations, in specific contexts. It doesn’t harm anyone.

 

Other states should follow Mississippi’s lead in protecting religious liberty and the rights of conscience after the redefinition of marriage. So, too, should Congress pass protections at the federal level.

 

Longstanding Precedent on Abortion

 

There is great precedent for such protections on the abortion issue, as Girgis and I explain in “Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination.”

 

In 1973, just months after Roe v. Wade was handed down, Congress passed the Church Amendment, named for Sen. Frank Church, a Democrat from Idaho.

 

While Roe shielded the choice to have an abortion, the Church Amendment protected doctors’ and nurses’ choices not to perform one. It provided that health care organizations receiving federal funds could not force their doctors or nurses to perform or assist abortions.

 

Some 20 years later, Congress passed and President Bill Clinton signed the Coats–Snowe Amendment. It prohibits the government from discriminating against medical students who refuse to perform abortions and medical residency programs that leave out abortion training.

 

And in 2004, Congress passed the Hyde-Weldon Amendment, which keeps the government from discriminating against health care institutions that don’t offer abortions.

 

Since 1973, then, U.S. policy has protected a right to choose an abortion right alongside an individual and institutional right to choose against facilitating one.

 

Our law should now do the same on marriage. It needn’t and shouldn’t penalize private associations for their beliefs on this issue. Doing so would make no appreciable difference to the ability of same-sex couples to receive the goods and services they seek, but it would undermine conscience rights for some.

 

So lawmakers can and should grant a categorical accommodation.

 

Current Legislation

 

A proposed federal law would do that. Much like the Church, Coats-Snowe, and Hyde-Weldon amendments, the First Amendment Defense Act would protect the freedoms of citizens and organizations who hold a belief at odds with one enshrined by courts.

 

Protecting pro-life consciences did not violate the Constitution—by establishing a religion or engaging in viewpoint discrimination or otherwise. Nor do laws protecting pacifists. Their only aim is peaceful coexistence in the face of disagreement.

 

The same goes for the First Amendment Defense Act. It would enact a bright-line rule to keep government from penalizing someone just for acting on her belief that marriage is the union of husband and wife. It would protect people who hold that belief for religious or secular reasons, and it would shield organizations from losing nonprofit tax status, licensing, or accreditation for operating by these beliefs.

 

But even the First Amendment Defense Act’s categorical protections reflect a careful balance. They protect individuals, nonprofit charities, and privately held businesses, but not publicly traded corporations, or federal employees or contractors in the course of their work.

 

The First Amendment Defense Act makes clear that it does not relieve the federal government of its duty to provide services, medical care, or benefits to all who qualify. It must simply respect conscience in the course of doing so.

 

Mississippi has shown the way forward on this issue at the state level. And on Thursday, the 5th Circuit allowed that law to go into effect.

 

Other states should offer similar protections at the state level, and Congress should do the same at the federal level.

 

Protecting a New Minority

 

America is in a time of transition. The Supreme Court has redefined marriage, and beliefs about human sexuality are changing.

 

During this time, it is critical to protect the right to dissent and the civil liberties of those who speak and act in accord with what Americans had always previously believed about marriage—that it is the union of husband and wife.

 

Good public policy is needed at the local, state, and federal levels to protect cherished American values. Good policy would help achieve civil peace amid disagreement and protect pluralism and the rights of all Americans, regardless of what faith they may practice.

 

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Trump in Iowa: President calls for barring immigrants from welfare for five years


Fox News reports President Donald Trump calls on Congress to forestall welfare benefits for immigrants for five years. Below is a video I captured from the article they may or may not survive the scrutiny of Youtube and Fox News. So, if the video disappears read the article.

 

VIDEO: Trump calls for 5 year welfare ban for new immigrants

 

Posted by John Houk

Published on Jun 22, 2017

 

Leland Vittert of Fox News reports on the part of President Trump’s 6/21/17 Iowa speech where he calls on Congress to forbid welfare for immigrants for five years.

This is an excellent policy proposal that I suspect Congressional will go into apoplectic seizures with pouts of fake prejudice accusations. YES Mr. President, help it to happen.

Fox News story: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/06/22/trump-in-iowa-president-calls-for-barring-immigrants-from-welfare-for-five-years.html

 

JRH 6/22/17 (Hat Tip: Donald Moore – WorldNewsChat)

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Trump in Iowa: President calls for barring immigrants from welfare for five years

 

By Fox News

Fox News’ John Roberts and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

June 22, 2017

Fox News Politics

 

President Trump announced Wednesday night that he will soon ask Congress to pass legislation banning immigrants from accessing public assistance within five years of entering the U.S.

 

“The time has come for new immigration rules that say … those seeking immigration into our country must be able to support themselves financially and should not use welfare for a period of at least five years,” Trump told a campaign-style rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

 

Trump’s proposal would build on the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, which allows federal authorities to deport immigrants who become public dependents within five years of their arrival. Many of that law’s provisions were rolled back during the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, but Trump’s proposal would make more categories of federal benefits off-limits to immigrants.

 

Currently, states typically have the authority to determine eligibility for local public assistance programs.

 

Foreigners with non-immigrant visas and those who don’t have legal status are generally prohibited from those benefits altogether.

 

Trump’s proposal would also prevent the admission of people who are likely to become so-called “public charges” within five years of their arrival. The concept of “public charge” has been part of U.S. immigration law for over a century. It allows the government to bar entry to individuals who are likely to seek public assistance. Trump is expected to propose toughening up the rules regarding “public charge” and ensuring that they are enforced.

 

The administration circulated a draft executive order to make Trump’s proposed changes earlier this year. However, Trump’s remarks Wednesday indicated that he wants Congress to codify his plan into law.

 

In requesting these changes, the White House will cite a 2015 report from the Center for Immigration Studies that found 51 percent of households headed by an immigrant are using some form of public assistance, compared to 30 percent among non-immigrant families. That report has been disputed by critics who say it does not take into account the nuances of many immigrant families.

 

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Intro to ‘THE PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE AMERICA’


Edited John R. Houk

By Robby Bowling

Intro posted 6/21/17

 

This is one of those posts in which there is some content that I highly agree with and some content that I have some serious doubts.

 

Bowling’s post has a lot of criticism of where the Leftist fundamental transformation has taken America of the years. This I concur with. Here is a good summation (though not complete) of the Leftist transformation plaguing America:

 

Perniciously, multiculturalism builds on the works of Marxist European thinkers such as Herbert Marcuse and Antonio Gramsci, whose “Critical Theory” has greatly influenced American progressives.

 

… The goal of politics should be first to ‘delegitimize’ the ideas of the American system and second, to transfer power from the dominant group to the ‘oppressed’ groups.”

 

Gramsci himself was crystal-clear on this: “In the new order, Socialism will triumph by first capturing the culture via infiltration of schools, universities, churches and the media by transforming the consciousness of society.” (Multiculturalism’s Leftist Threat to the American Story; By Mike Gonzalez; The Daily Signal; 10/28/15)

 

Then there is the injection of less credible Conspiracy Theories. For example, Robby Bowling includes in his frustration of the Leftist transformation this Conspiracy Theory attribution:

 

“HITLER was also a “Rothschild”

 

Conspiracy Theorists blame the Rothschild family of Jewish heritage for Hitler’s Holocaust of Jews and for global Communism. Does anyone but me see a conflict of blame here?

 

The same family that inspired the Balfour Declaration calling for a Jewish State in their land of heritage is responsible for Hitler’s murder of about 6 MILLION Jews? IDIOTIC!

 

The same family that made a success out of Capitalist global banking is involved in a global Communist New World Order agenda? That would mean abandoning Capitalist principles of gaining wealth and joining a Communist agenda of ending all religion, that would include Judaism (Jews) and the extermination of a sovereign Israel. Yup, IDIOTIC!

 

Here are some fascinating proponents yet doubtful in credibility Rothschild-Hitler Conspiracies:

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a valid debunk of everything connected with Rothschild-Hitler-Jewish themed Conspiracy Theories:

 

 

JRH 6/21/17

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THE PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE AMERICA

 

By Robby Bowling 

June 20, 2017 4:07 PM

The Realistic Observer

 

Rainbow Utopian Government

 

Once upon a time there was a “Functioning Brain” that became a “Child” that became an “Adult” that became a useful “knowledgeable & prosperous” member of the Family, the Community the Society, the Culture & it was good, it was progress, it was evaluation, it was “Learning to adapt! “There was a TIME when this LIFE, when being an American or European had Meaning, had Opportunity, it had Goals & it also had Dreams or Aspirations…We knew WHO we were, we knew our Past, our History because it was Taught to us as a GIFT, as a LESSON as well as a TESTAMENT & AS GUIDE to take with us as we go about our Travels from Sea to Shore & back again…

That world as we knew it is where most of us started this Journey! In those “DAYS OF YESTERYEAR” the “Family was still intact! And because Society nearly always Mirrored the Family Unit, it was HIERARCHICAL! The Child respected the Parent the Adult, they both respected the ELDERS, those that were considered the Wise, the Learned & those with Insight & Vision! It was not a Perfect system but somehow FLAWS & ALL we survived a few Thousand years…And some of that was RECORDED HISTORY! That recorded History is what gave us documents like the “Dead Sea Scrolls, the Bible, the Magna Carta & every countries version (or lack of) a “Constitution!” When I grew up my Mother kept a Family Bible & along with that Bible was the FAMILY NAMES that we all heard countless stories about …The Names, the Memories of the Grand Fathers, the Grand Mothers, the Aunts, the Uncles, the Cousins, the Brothers, the Sisters, perhaps a “Birth Certificate” & even a small Locket of Hair or a Babies shoe or sock…I think those Memories & Moments are .what we Cherish the most…You could call them “Family Heirlooms” after a fashion…

That is the AMERICA I grew up in! My roots come from “Small Town Rural America” & mine started on the “Family Farm!” It was just the way it was…We went to Church on Wednesday Nights, Sunday Mornings & Sunday Evenings…I rode the School Bus to Town for most of my Schooling Years…My life was not that much different than others in that Community! I played Sports, I was on the “Debate Team” & later on I was in a “Teenage High School ROCK & ROLL BAND…..However “LIFE IN THE FAST LANE ” it was not….I went to College, paid my own way, raised hell, drank a lot of beer & SOMEHOW Survived! How about that? You don’t think for one Moment, one minute it could have had anything to do with a FAMILY (not perfect) that actually Loved & Cared about each other, do you? Heavens Forbid that thought,,, How could it be POSSIBLE that a FAMILY could do BETTER than what this now this ‘Self-Righteous Evil Greedy GOVERNMENT in Washington DC Claims to do “Miserably” while Failing at every level….Could it be that that was the INTENT all along?

 

Hitler Quote

 

Have we all forgotten that “Sometimes” it is the “Simple Things in Life” that separate most of us….Contentment is actually “Perspective” & a little bit of “Attitude.” When I was the young child growing into the teenager some of my FONDEST Memories are literally grabbing a “Fishing Pole” & going to the Creek to catch Fish! The only thing we had to Worry about were Poisonous SNAKES…And we were usually Prepared for that VARMINT with an old 22 Rifle or shotgun….And to the “Chagrin of Liberalism” we didn’t Kill, Maim, Rape or Pillage a Village of Idiots either…HOW COULD THAT BE POSSIBLE, that is Without Government Supervision & Liberalism??

“Those were the days my friend
We thought they’d never end
We’d sing & dance forever and a day
We’d live the life we choose
We thought we’d never lose
For we were young & sure to have our way
Those were the days, oh yes those were the days”-Paul McCartney

I’m not trying to HARP or go on a Nostalgia Trip, but come on, those days were HEAVENLY compared to the “RAT RACE EXISTENCE” I see now… Fears were Real & Genuine in that ear, but so were Friendships & the Family (at least for most of us)…LBJ started the (FAKE) “War On Poverty” & all it did is Create “Ghettos & Projects” it “KILLED the African Families …They NEVER Recovered…but that was an RESULT the Communist Liberal Democrats WANTED & LUSTED for…A WELFARE STATE that would KEEP the COMMIES in POWER FOREVER….Hell, it is working…

That was also the ERA when Drug Addiction & Alcoholics started RAMPING UP…Activist Lawyers like the ACLU started doing their thing…And we CAN’T leave out or forget about The COMMUNIST Professes like “Saul Alinsky”- “RULES FOR RADICALS” got their FOOT-HOLD in the AMERICAN School & College system….And there has BEEN “No Looking Back” from that bunch of Evil Bastards!

 

Dear Conquered Peoples

 

The IRONY is thus: those Communist Liberal Deluded, Delusional, Sick, Perverted Snakes took what is PROBABLY the Only “Freedom” that was uniquely ours-“Freedom Of Speech” & used it to DESTROY the very “Foundations or Tenets (if you will) that our Constitution allowed & Cherished…. Think about it LIBERALS & MUSLIMS are the only ones allowed to Have & Use “Freedom Of Speech”…It is slowly FADING away into “Obscurity”

America is in the MIDDLE of a “Cultural Revolution or War” call it what you wish…the Next Step will be “Civil War”…But allow me to make ‘One Big Point” here…the Soldiers (the People) on BOTH SIDES are the REAL LOSERS…Ask yourself this, who are the Winners? ANSWER” the ELITES of this World….The Vermin Poisonous Bastards that are “One Step Removed” from being SATAN Himself are the WINNERS…That’s the “NEW WORLD ORDER” -Soros-Rothschilds-(the Bilderberg Group)….They want it ALL & right now there is Little anyone can do to STOP this “Avalanche” it seems to be cascading & moving on its Own Inertia …Kind of like Quicksand!

These same HEATHENS have now fairly well Destroyed EUROPE…We have no NEED to speak about the MUSLIM Nations they were already “Excrement Holes” that Smell & Look like “Death Warmed Over”. Their Job in AMERICA is moving into the NEXT Phase! They were Brought here 1st to introduce the CANCER of ISLAM…Then SECONDLY to sell FEAR….That one is Nearing its Crescendo…the Next Phase will be to become “Enforcers” for the ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT…..For those WHO Don’t know History—–HITLER had MANY –“Muslim Battalions”…HITLER was also a “Rothschild”

 

3 Phases of Muslim Immigration

 

There was a TIME, apparently a very long time ago when the “Rule Of Law” was Respected, not ignored. And now it’s Ignored TOTALLY if-if fits the “New American Communist Liberal Progressive Manifesto” If we ELECT 537 Partisan Parasites ROM Both sides of the FAKE, FAUX or PHONY Aisle & the Republicans are “Supposedly” the “Party In Power” & they DO NOTHING whatsoever to reinforce that POINT….Then what WAS the POINT in ELECTING them to begin with….Or just MAYBE they aren’t Republicans at ALL, just Frauds, Crooks, Cons, Swindlers & Perverts just like all the others & also work for the Globalist SOROS (BINGO)…Isn’t there something that’s getting lost here….Isn’t this actually LIFE or DEATH….Or do we continue with our Bad Habits & go out & get “Sedated” like all the other JUNKIES & DRUNKS? And PRETEND it will all get better tomorrow….I guess OBAMA & SOROS can KISS your little HURT & make it all Better….Damn…what planet was it that brought us all these Ignorant Frigging Fools? NEVER MIND –I Needed To VENT!

It’s gotten hard, actually Impossible to see this SHIP & the SEAS we are Sailing on getting BETTER-anytime soon, if ever! How do you RISE above the DEATH STENCH that’s now in the air? I sure as hell don’t know!…DOING NOTHING is Suicidal! And taking ACTION before we can Organize may well be Futile also…

Feel free to argue with me, but I think we are getting very close to being HISTORY….Liberals have already started Tearing down & Destroying all our History…Monuments one by one are being torn down & History books haven’t been HONEST or TRUTHFUL in DECADES….Remember the VICTORS of WAR write all History with a Prejudice….There will be no one here to Correct them ….Go back and read the Books & the Movies made from “Fahrenheit 451” & “Logan Run”…Maybe those will be insightful? You also should read the Books by Huxley, Orwell & Ayn Rand before they are BURNED too…

 

Stalin Quote

 

As we speak the “Fear Mongers” from the CIA controlled Media are SPINNING….WAR with “Russia” one moment & War with North Korea” the next… Which begs me to ask this QUESTION….If TRUMP is in BED with Russia why the Charade? Forget it, LOGIC died a Slow Ugly Death Decades ago! “PARDONNE-MOI” but the “coup d’état” continues, just as the CANCER, we call LIBERALISM continues to eat Brain Cells better than any “Lobotomy” ever could…We should be ASHAMED of what we’ve come to, but sadly a “Willful Ignorance” is killing that shot….For the LIBERAL Lunatics out there, “how could you EVER think this could EVER have a “Happy Ending?” Somethings have no Bounds …Stupidity is apparently one of them….

So go on about your day, numb yourself into submission if you wish, but the Sword or the Guillotine will still Sever your HEAD off, Brain or Not….The Liberals in this WORLD & the Empty Headed IDIOTS that believe this “UTOPIA HOG-SLOP” will eventually Pay the PRICE for their INFINITE STUPIDITY… BECAUSE of their Willful Idiocy & the Cowards left in this WORLD ….FREEDOM is now “For All Practical Purposes DOE & EXTINCT…

Lest we remember LIBERALS are “Miserable Sadists” who get off by making People “Subservient” to them ..Their Dream goes like this, “Create A Welfare State” & make Everyone they “ALLOW” to survive “BEG THEM & WORSHIP THEM” as if they were the Messiah! They will Burn in Hell First!

Remember your Past that’s all we have left…Today is AIMLESS & Tomorrow…You are my guest….just give it your best SHOT…FOOL!

 

Cicero Quote on Treason from Within

 

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Intro to ‘THE PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE AMERICA’

 

Edited by John R. Houk

Intro posted 6/21/17

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THE PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE AMERICA

 

By Robby Bowling 

June 20, 2017 4:07 PM

The Realistic Observer

 

Leftist Cultural Cleansing Rooted in Hate


About a week ago I posted Justin Smith’s erudite essay called “Purging History”. This submission should be considered a part two because the theme is the same and it too is erudite.

 

One thing I am noticing in efforts to preserve Confederate history that too many people are trying to stick up for White Culture. I pray that all history needs to be preserved because it shows where we were, how we got to now AND HOPEFULLY how we can make better choices for an American future that not only is “In God We Trust,” but also is “E Pluribus Unum” – Out of many, ONE.

 

When Americans begin contrasting White America, Black America, Hispanic America, Native Americans and for that matter Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Irish, Italian, Nordic, et al American; then we are falling for the Multiculturalist delusion over having ONE America out of many past heritages. Just my opinion.

 

JRH 6/20/17

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Leftist Cultural Cleansing Rooted in Hate

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 6/17/2017 4:10 PM

 

Constitutional conservative minded Americans must stop the recently accelerated movement to remove Confederate Monuments, because it is a tool used by the racists of the regressive Democratic Communist Party and the Black Caucus to gain more power and destroy our Constitutional Republic. Their campaign uses “white supremacy” as an excuse to attack the Western and Judeo-Christian principles that built America; and in their zeal to create a sanitized fantasy world, where nothing bad ever happened in America’s history, they are destroying both American and Black history and eliminating anyone, and anything, that they deem to be “racist”, from the public square and the annals of history.

 

States like Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee already have laws protecting their historical monuments, while the monuments along Richmond’s Monument Avenue rest in a protected historical park. Alabama recently extended such protection to its monuments on May 24th 2017 through the Alabama Monument Preservation Act.

 

Now Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and former mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who allowed Baltimore to be torn apart by riots, are leading the movement to remove the Roger B. Taney Monument, on Mt. Vernon Place, and the Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson Monuments in the Wymann Park Dell. The approximate $600,000 price-tag is the only thing that has stopped them so far, but they are considering auctioning them off.

 

In St. Louis, Mayor Lyda Krewson and city treasurer Tishuara Jones are leading the charge to remove a 32 feet tall monument in Forest Park, dedicated in 1914, that depicts a Confederate soldier leaving his family for the Civil War. An angel hovers above them, and the inscription reads, “in memory of the soldiers and sailors of the Confederate States By the United Daughters of the Confederacy of St. Louis“.

 

Those people willing to eradicate the Confederacy from America’s consciousness seem to forget many things. They forget that Jefferson Davis, although an advocate for slavery, was a hero of the Mexican-American War, a former U.S. Senator and Secretary of War for the United States. They forget that many Confederate Veterans fought with distinction in the Spanish-American War and they are American Veterans, who received pensions and benefits by an act of Congress.

 

As Senator Gerald Allen of Alabama recently noted: “… history itself … it may be good, bad, or ugly — you can’t whitewash it … When you start removing monuments and statues … in a sense you lose history.”

 

By and large, most Southerners really do wish to simply preserve the history of these Confederate heroes and their Southern heritage. They have long set aside their racial prejudice, on the whole, even if it was a struggle getting there.

 

However, America could destroy every Confederate monument and that would still not satisfy the Left, especially the Black Caucus and some black and Hispanic communities across America. They would continue this cultural cleansing aimed at white society. Behind their remorseless drive against white culture is an egalitarian extremism rooted in hate and envy.

 

Democrat Rep. Reginald of Arizona fumes over “six (Confederate) monuments … using tax payer dollars to actually prop up … terrorism of its day”. He has yet to denounce the radicals and the Leftist terrorism that is surging and becoming increasingly more violent.

 

Last month, hundreds of illegal aliens tried to ban U.S. citizens from a city council meeting in Cudahy, CA. Shouts of “white supremacists back to Europe” were fired across the halls and outside. [Blog Editor: Check out Louder With Crowder & Canada Free Press]

 

In an August 2012 New Black Panther Broadcast, Samir Shabazz said, “You’re going to have to kill some of these babies, just born three seconds ago … go into the God damn nursery … and just kill everything white in sight …”. His hate-filled rant called for bombing white churches and “[burning] up some cracker white supremacy”, if blacks wanted to be free.

 

In January 2017, a Black Lives Matter activist in Seattle, a preschool teacher, calling for reparations and the confiscation of white property, said, “We need to start killing people … F**k white supremacy, f**k the U.S. empire”. [Blog Editor: See Occidental Dissent & Blue Lives Matter] And then on Flag Day, we were horrified to witness a Bernie Sanders Leftist gun down Representative Steve Scalise (R) and Matt Mitka, both in critical condition at this writing, along with Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner.

 

I wonder if these Leftist and Democrats have forgotten that free black men owned slaves prior to the Civil War too?

 

Some free black men owned family members to protect them, but there were plenty like William Ellis***, one of South Carolina’s largest land owners, who were in the slave breeding business for profit. Ellis even sold one of his own daughters into slavery.

 

***[Blog Editor: The name “William Ellis” mentioned here is an irony of similarities. By context of Justin’s paragraph I am certain Justin actually has William Ellison in mind, a Black man born to slavery that learned enterprising skills enabling him to buy his freedom and become a wealthy South Carolina slave owner. The irony is there is also a former slave from Texas that gained his freedom named William Ellis. After freedom, he moved to Mexico and changed his name to Guillermo Enrique Eliseo. The English version of his Hispanic name is William Henry Ellis. Eliseo became a Mexican millionaire.]

 

There were approximately 488,000 free black men in America — ten percent of the black population — according to federal census reports from June 1st 1860, and of these free black men, there were approximately 262,000 living in the South, with 10,700 or so living in New Orleans. And, according to Duke University Professor John Franklin, over three thousand free black men in New Orleans owned slaves, or about twenty-eight percent of freed blacks in New Orleans.

 

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Fox News on May 8th 2017: “I am a firm believer in ‘keep your history before you’ … Confederate heroes should be viewed in the context of their time instead of through the prism of modern values.

 

Where does this end? Are we now expected to dynamite half of Mount Rushmore out of existence and topple the Washington Monument? Are we expected to rename Washington, D.C and other cities across America like Jefferson City, Missouri? The Left and the Democratic Party would tell us that “Yes, we expect you to do deconstruct America”.

 

The dead stones of the Confederate monuments honoring noble men on the wrong side of history are cut from the virtues of their day and harmless, even if some say they symbolize the evil done by the real monsters from the Confederate and Jim Crow eras. Those monsters are a long time dead, long passed. The monsters of the regressive Democratic Party, those Communists [HERE & HERE], Black Lives Matter [HERE & HERE], the New Black Panther Party and LA RAZA [HERE & HERE] are here today, in the here and now, with us.

 

Some of these Leftists and Democrats are just as evil, if not more so, as the most evil slave traders in American history. They claim to be fighting against “white supremacy” and the racism it perpetrated, but in return, they offer black and brown supremacy, intolerance, racism and hate directed at white people in general. They embrace an anti-American ideology that leads to the abuses and slavery that they claim to despise — the “re-education camps” and the gulags — as they attempt to foist their fractured fairy tales upon all America. They are the very monsters they claim to fight.

 

The Long Road to Freedom is being deconstructed. The Road to Civil War is being paved. [Bold Text by Editor]

 

By Justin O Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

Text enclosed by brackets and all source links are by the Editor.

 

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The Christian’s relationship to U.S. government


Christians concerned about speaking out publicly about a corrupt government NEED to read this post by Bob Livingston. Mr. Livingston very effectively contrasts and balances the concept of making a difference in government when the Bible also tells us to be subject to those in authority because earthly authority exists to thwart evil and protect community peace.

 

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The Christian’s relationship to U.S. government

 

By Bob Livingston

Posted on June 19, 2017

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U.S. Flag & Bible

 

“We must obey God rather than men

 

And thus spoke the Peter the apostle to the council, (Luke 5:29 NASB) in response to the high priest’s questioning about why he and the apostles were teaching Christ in the temple in defiance of the council’s instruction the day after an angel of the Lord released them from their prison.

 

And that’s the example the Christian must follow.

 

But in Romans 13, Paul tells us that we must be in subjection to the governing authorities.

 

Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil. Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience’ sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing. Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor. Romans 13:1-7 (NASB)

 

Some of our more conservative brethren would tell us that there is little we can or should do or say in response to an abusive government because it is “established by God.” In fact, I know many of our conservative brothers and sisters who don’t even bother to follow politics at all or even vote, preferring instead to be content with being “in subjection.”

 

I have even seen some claim that if we so much as question the authority of our “leaders” or point out the corruptions of the politicians and government institutions that we are engaging in a spirit of rebellion; and not just rebellion against earthly authorities but against God. But is it? If we write or speak about corrupt government institutions, politicians or bureaucrats, are we acting contrary to God’s word in Romans 13?

 

To be a Christian, we are to be like Christ. In Matthew 23, Christ told His disciples that the scribes and Pharisees had seated themselves in Moses’ chair (had taken for themselves Moses’ authority) and they (the disciples) were to do what the rulers told them to do, but not do as the scribes and Pharisees did, because they were hypocrites. The scribes and Pharisees claimed to follow the law and held the people to the law but did not follow it themselves.

 

That sounds very much like the political class of today who walking the halls of power in the District of Criminal and in most state capitols.

 

Then Jesus called out the scribes and Pharisees as hypocrites in the eight “woes” he uttered as recorded in verses 13 through 29, pointing out their wrongdoing.

 

The Apostle Paul was imprisoned, stoned, beaten and left for dead for obeying God rather than man. In Acts 22 we read that after Paul was seized in Jerusalem because he “preaches to all men everywhere against our people and the Law and this place; and besides he has even brought Greeks into the temple and has defiled this holy place (Acts 21:28 NASB),” he was taken away by Roman guards at the direction of the Jews and stretched out with thongs so as to be scourged. The text reads:

 

But when they stretched him out with thongs, Paul said to the centurion who was standing by, “Is it lawful for you to scourge a man who is a Roman and uncondemned?” When the centurion heard this, he went to the commander and told him, saying, “What are you about to do? For this man is a Roman.” The commander came and said to him, “Tell me, are you a Roman?” And he said, “Yes.” The commander answered, “I acquired this citizenship with a large sum of money.” And Paul said, “But I was actually born a citizen.” Therefore those who were about to examine him immediately let go of him; and the commander also was afraid when he found out that he was a Roman, and because he had put him in chains. Acts 22:25-29 (NASB)

 

What Paul did here was to invoke his rights as a citizen. He did so again in Acts 25:11 when he appealed to Caesar over his imprisonment, defying the Jewish ruling authorities, who he believed he had not wronged.

 

So clearly our example in Scripture is we can use the legal rights available to us under the laws.

 

Now back to Romans 13. America’s is designed as a citizen-oriented representative government, not a monarchy or dictatorship. The Constitution was created as chains to bind men’s powers. Every politician in America swears an oath to abide by it. The powers they have they get from the Constitution.

 

So understanding Romans 13 in context of American government we should read Romans 13 this way, as Chuck Baldwin has pointed out:

 

Every person is to be in subjection to the [U.S. Constitution]. For there is no [Constitution] except from God, and [it is] established by God. Therefore whoever resists [the Constitution] has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed [the Constitution] will receive condemnation upon themselves. For [the Constitution is] not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of [the Constitution]? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; for [the Constitution] is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for [the Constitution] does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil. Therefore [the Constitution] is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience’ sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for [the Constitution is a servant] of God, devoting [itself] to this very thing. Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor. Romans 13:1-7 (NASB)

 

The 1st Amendment protects (to some extent) our freedom to engage in speech and to petition government for redress of grievances. When we point out in speech or writing the corrupt nature of politicians and government institutions, and how they have exceeded the authority granted them under the Constitution, we are doing no more than Christ did when he called out the scribes and Pharisees, and no more than Paul did when he invoked his rights as a Roman citizen under Roman law.

 

So we can be politically active and not be in violation of God’s law. Telling our friends and neighbors that our institutions and politicians are corrupt is not a violation of God’s law. Guaranteeing our ability to inform others of the government’s transgressions so they can petition their representatives intelligently is precisely one of the 1st Amendment’s purposes. Engaging in political discourse or pointing out corruption is neither a violation of man’s law nor God’s. And we are to obey the law whether the “leaders” do so or not, as Christ told his disciples.

 

But we should also remember Paul’s admonition in Titus 3:2-5.

 

“…to malign no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men. For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another. But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us…”

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Deep State Civil War


John R. Houk

© June 17, 2017

I am grateful the Youtube channel RedPill News placed the entire last night Hannity broadcast (ad free) online already. The entire episode is worth watching, but the part I am most interested in is Sean Hannity’s opening monologue. The opening is an indictment of the Leftist Deep State pulling all stops to bring down President Trump AND all Trump supporters including Trump family members.

 

This is civil war kind of stuff! Eventually the Left will push Conservative Americans – AND I am not talking about the usual suspects of Right Wing Extremists – to take violent reprisals against the Left. American Conservatives – despite fake news accusations – have operated peaceful rallies for their causes. The ONLY hint of violence in Conservative rallies is when a Leftist anarchist OR anarchists openly tried to disrupt said Conservative rally.

Share the Hannity opening monologue and get angry with the American Left. You should almost view the episode as a prophetic warning of an attempted coup d’état to end President Trump and continue Obama’s unconstitutional agenda to fundamentally transform America into a Leftist despotic government and society.

 

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[Blog Editor Update 6/19/17: Somebody evidently objected to RedPill News use of Fox News broadcast of Hannity because Youtube has removed it. BUT thanks to the President Trump News Breaking News Youtube channel, another version is available. I wonder if Youtube will remove it? Below the removed RedPill News video the President Trump News Breaking News version.]

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Pamela Geller Column: J’ACCUSE THE LEFT OF WAR!


While Dems blame Conservatives for inspiring Leftist assassin James T. Hodgkinson, Pamela Geller has a better guess. Geller believes years vitriolic hate spewed by the Left and reaching a zenith with hatred directed toward President Trump is the primary cause of an assassination attempt. Geller moves the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to the top of violence pushing list.

 

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Pamela Geller Column: J’ACCUSE THE LEFT OF WAR!

 

HOW THE LEFT DESTROYS THE NATION

 

By Pamela Geller 

June 15, 2017

PamelaGeller.com

 

Go over to Jihad Watch and read my latest report on the left’s war on freedom and America.

 

Yesterday’s shooting by an SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center) supporting, Bernie Sanders devotee is the obvious and logical consequence of the left’s treasonous war on America. This is but another assassination attempt by a left-lauded Southern Poverty Law center supporter. SPLC, a vicious hate and smear machine, is  held up as some kind of authority by elite media and academic institutions. SPLC enthusiast Floyd Corkins  shot up the Family Research Council with the hope of killing as many employees as possible in August 2012. But this is just the tip of the iceberg.

 

SPLC Hit List:

 

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Posted by Pamela Geller

Published on Feb 22, 2016

 

For years, the left and its media lapdogs have created narratives out of whole cloth about the impending violence from the right. President Obama, inciter-in-chief, regularly used violent rhetoric to gin up the Democrats: “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” He has supported the most violent, seditious movements of 21st-century America (Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, Muslim Brotherhood groups, etc.) while directing the Department of Homeland Security to track “right wing extremists” — in other words, Americans like you and me.

 

Here are some choice and sparsely reported quotes from Barack Obama:

 

“My administration is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.” Obama to CEOs.

“Get in Their Faces!” Obama to his doorknockers.

“I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!” Obama to ACORN crowd.

“Punch back twice as hard!” Obama to his Obomunists.

“We talk to these folks…so I know whose ass to kick.” Obama to the Left on the private sector.

“A Republican victory would mean hand to hand combat.” Obama to supporters.

“It’s time to Fight for it.” Obama in a speech to his supporters.

“Punish your enemies.” Obama to Latino supporters.

“I’m itching for a fight.” Obama to Democrats in a speech.

 

For years, the street thugs have been agitating, and for years the elites in the Democrat Party have egged them on, giving the violence their imprimatur, legitimacy and sanction. All the while, they blamed the right for unrelated violence. While there was no connection between what a Norway mass-murdering madman did and we what said, what we recommended for countering jihad terrorism and the brutal sharia, the left blew up and blood-libeled us almost to the point of extinction. When it came out in court that this Norwegian madman was inspired to violence by al Qaeda and Hamas, that was never widely reported. The left always blames us for violence, no matter how non-existent the ties. Even when I was the target of an assassination plot in Garland, Texas, for example, the left blamed me because I would not adhere to the blasphemy laws under the sharia.

 

Bernie Sanders fundraised by blaming Sarah Palin and conservatives in general for the 2011 shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ). The Daily Caller reported that “there was never any actual evidence presented that Jared Loughner, a diagnosed schizophrenic who pleaded guilty to the shooting, was a Palin fan, a Tea Party supporter, or that he had ever seen Palin’s ‘crosshairs’ map” that was widely blamed for the shooting. In fact, according to the Caller, “one friend tweeted that ‘he was left wing, quite liberal.’”

 

Last week’s shooter in Portland was also a Bernie supporter; he ranted against Christians, Jews and Muslims, but the enemedia reported his shooting of two people as an “Islamophobic” “hate crime.”

 

I have been covering leftist and Islamic protests for years, and they are rife with hate and violence that never get reported in the mainstream media. My colleague, Pamela Hall, has been indefatigable in covering the rise of the left-wing totalitarians. Followers of my website, the Geller Report, know her work and what it proves: a systematic, organized movement to overthrow American freedoms and install an enemy regime.

 

At every pro-America, pro-Trump, anti-sharia, counter terrorism protest, leftists show up full of bloodlust and primed for battle. These primitives agitate, incite and attack our people whenever we peacefully assemble. And their stooges in the media, like clockwork, then report what happened as follows: “Violence breaks out at far-right rally…” “Far-right” the media’s term for anyone who doesn’t submit to these goose-stepping, jackbooted thugs. At my rally against CUNY’s invitation to terror-inciter Linda Sarsour to give its commencement address, New York City Mayor “Red Bill” de Blasio directed the NYPD to put the violent leftists not three feet from our people. It was not pretty.

 

Conservative and pro-Israel speakers are attacked and silenced on the rare occasions they are even invited to speak. Trump supporters have been beaten at rallies and demos in support of the President. From Berkeley to Brooklyn, college campuses have become nothing short of war zones.

 

As the Daily Wire noted: “In recent years, under the tender tutelage of the Obama Department of Justice, mass violent action by leftists has become commonplace across the country, from the Occupy Wall Street movement to Black Lives Matter-inspired mob violence in Ferguson and Baltimore, from campus chaos at California State University of Los Angeles to this sort of violence at Trump rallies.”

 

This is not static. This situation on the ground is fluid.  Do the leftists think freedom-lovers will continue to stand down? Does the left want war? They are going to get it. Because we know where this road leads. We saw this same kind of violent thuggery in the 1930s in Germany. And we have seen what happens when good people do nothing.

 

As for the “good people” in the Democrat Party, where are they? Where are the mass protests where Democrats proclaim, “Not My Party!” Why aren’t we seeing that the way we are seeing “Not My President!”

 

If you are a Democrat Party member, you are part of the problem.

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Pamela Geller is the President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), publisher of PamelaGeller.com and author of The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America and Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the ResistanceFollow her on Twitter here. Like her on Facebook here.

 

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