Founding Wisdom [Flouted by the Foolish]

founders-quote-JMadison“If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.”
 
~ James Madison ~

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Taking a Shot for Liberty

After watching Matt Rosendale’s new video you may want to move to Montana just to vote for him ~
 

Video via BarbWire

 

“There is the war going on for the heart and soul of our country.
A war between the belief that government is best which governs most -
or the government espoused by President Reagan who taught that
government is best which governs least.”
~ Matt Rosendale

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Earth Day 2014 – Reality Check

Last week John Stossel interviewed Bjorn Lomborga, director of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, who appears to be a voice of moderation in the Green crowd ~
 


“We need to get a sense of priority”

 

While Lomborga may not be acknowledging the true facts on AGW (anthropologic global warming), he’s definitely not one of the eco-fascists pushing a human-free planet.

 
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Related:
Unmasking the Greens’ Anti-Human Agenda
 
Three Important Earth Day Facts
 
We Need A New Earth Day To Correct The Old One ~ The belief that man can produce climate change, for good or ill, is based on a faulty scientific premise; the “precautionary principle” ~

We need a new Earth Day. It should be dedicated to righting the past deceptions and correcting the ongoing errors in environmental regulation. It should be one that acknowledges our adaptive responses to what, in high doses, can cause cancer, but, in low doses, can improve our well-being.


The Secret Bloody History of Earth Day!
~ An oldie but goodie from SouperMexican exposes the sinister roots of Earth Day.

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Dark Matters

satanthepassionAs our American civil society continues to decay, I can’t help noticing the unholy name of Satan popping up with with growing frequency in news stories. Here are two of the most recent:

 
First we have a New York City-based group ~ Satanists launch campaign to stop corporal punishment in schools. This story from the Daily Caller seems weirdly incongruous. One wonders how opposition to corporal punishment suddenly became a cause célèbre for devil- worshipers… I’m guessing it’s just a attention-getting stunt ~

The Satanic Temple has officially declared May 15th as “Protect Children Day” in an effort to eradicate corporal punishment and the use of isolation rooms across the country [...]
 
The homepage of the Satanic Temple website includes a five-pointed star and a goat-like Satan symbol. The background color is a sort of blood-spattered, obscure-KISS-album red [...]
 
“The physical and psychological abuse of children is completely immoral. It is disturbing that no other religious organization has publicly expressed this sentiment and we sincerely hope our colleagues of other faiths will come forth to protect children from these kinds of violence and support our initiative,” (Satanic Temple spokeswoman Lucien Greaves) proclaimed.

 
See what I mean? Since when do Satanists have any sort of moral code?
Incidentally, this is the same civic-minded group that was planning to erect a statue of the devil at the Oklahoma state Capitol.

 
On the Left coast they’re a lot more overt, even pushing their deviant ideology at a Catholic (nominally at least) School: University of San Diego goes Satanic – April 10 drag show features transvestite Tootie Nefertootie ~

The drag show concluded with a student representative of USD Gay Pride thanking “the school for letting this happen…[because]…as you know some people may find this conversation uncomfortable…[however]…this is a testament to our…Catholic identity and our mission and values as a Catholic school to promote diversity and inclusion” 8O [...]
 
tootieFor his last diabolical selection of the evening, Tootie lip-synced the lyrics from the song “Good N’ Evil” by Linda Eder:
Tootie as devil:
 

Good and evil -
And their merits -
Men have argued through history -
As well they should!
My philosophy
Any child can see -
“Good is evil -
And therefore
All evil is good”

 

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Is Satan a real being? Most Americans doubt his existence – at their own peril. The Pope knows better ~

The day following the drag show, during his Friday morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis warned us that the devil still exists and that he doesn’t want anyone to follow Christ.

 
Exactly.
As our culture grows ever uglier, the growing boldness of those claiming Satanic allegiance is no coincidence.
Christians should be alert to the increasing threat; the devil is as real as God.

 

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“The battle against the devil, which is the principal task of Saint Michael
the archangel, is still being fought today, because the devil is still alive
and active in the world. The evil that surrounds us today, the disorders that
plague our society, man’s inconsistency and brokenness, are not only the
results of original sin, but also the result of Satan’s pervasive
and dark action.”

 
~ Pope John Paul II – 1987 ~

 
Vade retro me, Satana!

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Saturday Shorts – 4-19-14

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Random links of interest, concern or curiosity from the past week or so, that deserve at least a SHORT mention:

 
Muslim Cab Drivers At Cleveland Airport Refuse To Drive Cabs With Advertisement For Gay Games ~ Uh-oh. This should be interesting; dueling grievance-peddlers with opposing world-views.
 
Vietnamese Community Rises up Against Democrat’s Attempt to Honor Vietnam ~ California Lefties jumped the shark on this one ~

A proposal to make the city of Irvine, CA and the Vietnamese city of Nha Trang “friendship cities” drew an explosive response from the Vietnamese community in and around Irvine [...]
 
More than 180,000 Vietnamese live in Irvine and surrounding cities–the largest Vietnamese community outside of Vietnam–and many of the immigrants are war refugees who fled the Communist country [...]
 
According to the Voice of Orange County, Len Quoc Nguyen, a Garden Grove school board trustee, said to Agran, “Nothing could have galvanized the Vietnamese community more than what you did.” Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen, a child when he escaped Vietnam, said his mother and brother were held in a forced labor camp, and added he has “horrible memories.” County Supervisor Janet Nguyen said Nha Trang committed “blanket human rights violations ” and added, “Shame on you, Mr. Agran, for not thinking twice.”

 
Promise Broken rulings on The Obameter ~ A handy guide to Obama’s broken promises at the Tampa Bay Times. The list is currently six pages long and – unfortunately for the country – it’s growing at a steady clip.

 
Television Networks Ignore Case of Utah Mother Accused of Killing Seven Babies ~ This horrific story has barely received any coverage at all from the alphabet networks ~

ABC, CBS, and NBC’s morning newscasts on Monday all omitted the arrest of a Utah woman, after the bodies of seven newborn babies were discovered in her house on Saturday [...]
 
All three Big Three morning shows devoted full segments to the latest on the Oscar Pistorius case.

Doesn’t infanticide count as homicide to these agenda-driven progressives anymore?!
 
GOP writes legislation to deny AG Holder his salary ~ Since the contemptible Attorney General thinks he can ignore Congressional investigations, why can’t we-the-people-he-works-for ignore his paychecks?

“The American people should not be footing the bill for federal employees who stonewall Congress or rewarding government officials’ bad behavior,” (Rep Farenthold R-TX, the bill’s sponsor) said.

Would be great to see this get some traction. Yes, we do want to “go there!”

 
Children failing to use toy building blocks ‘due to iPad addictions’ ~ Is the latest technology interfering with childhood development, socialization, critical motor skills?
 

Texas church creates 17,000-square-foot Jesus visible by planes ~
A church in Grapevine, Texas, is getting into the Easter spirit this week by creating a giant chalk-portrait of Jesus Christ in their parking lot.
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Via Dolorosa

This beautiful painting from contemporary artist Jon McNaughton is called “Via Dolorosa,” which is Latin for “Way of Suffering” and is the name for the traditional road in which Christ carried his cross to Calvary.
 
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This painting has over 100 figures, both good and bad, men and women that have left their footprint on Christianity. The man in the middle represents the modern Christian…a man who must decide whether or not he will stand up for his Christian beliefs. Many are shouting out to tell him what to do. He raises his hand to say, “Be silent, for I know that Jesus is the Christ!” He touches Jesus’ shoulder to indicate that he gets his strength from the Master.
 
Today, Christians are the most persecuted people in the entire world. Yet many of us stand idly by as we are mocked and persecuted for what we know to be true. As true Christians, we must not fear to speak the truth, even if it means we have to stand alone in the world. ~ Jon McNaughton

 

Visit McNaughton’s website for more information, including a detailed listing of the various personalities he’s depicted in “Via Dolorosa.

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The Miracle of Christianity

“I still can’t help wondering how we can explain away what to me is the greatest miracle of all and which is recorded in history. No one denies there was such a man, that he lived and that he was put to death by crucifixion. Where … is the miracle I spoke of? Well consider this and let your imagination translate the story into our own time — possibly to your own home town.
 
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A young man whose father is a carpenter grows up working in his father’s shop. One day he puts down his tools and walks out of his father’s shop. He starts preaching on street corners and in the nearby countryside, walking from place to place, preaching all the while, even though he is not an ordained minister. He never gets farther than an area perhaps 100 miles wide at the most. He does this for three years.
 
Jesus-HolyLand-smlrThen he is arrested, tried and convicted. There is no court of appeal, so he is executed at age 33 along with two common thieves. Those in charge of his execution roll dice to see who gets his clothing — the only possessions he has. His family cannot afford a burial place for him so he is interred in a borrowed tomb.
 
End of story? No, this uneducated, property-less young man has, for 2,000 years, had a greater effect on the world than all the rulers, kings, emperors; all the conquerors, generals and admirals, all the scholars, scientists and philosophers who have ever lived — all of them put together.
How do we explain that… unless He really was what He said He was?”
 

~ Ronald Reagan ~

[Quote via The Patriot Post]

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Liar-in-Chief

“Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar,
but is a stab at the health of human society.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

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It appears that the vast majority of Americans have finally figured out what we conservatives have known all along: Barack Hussein Obama is a serial liar. According to a Fox News poll ~

About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies some or most of the time.
 

How often do you think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters?
Most of the time: 37%
Some of the time: 24%
Only now and then: 20%
Never: 15%
(Don’t know) 3%

 
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Nice that most folks are finally getting a clue, but what does it say about the average American that they’re not outraged by having a pathological liar for a president?
It’s not a big deal because they themselves lie all the time too? Do they not want to “judge” what is bad behavior in anyone; egregious in a president of the United States? They don’t understand the implications of entrusting a thoroughly dishonest man with that much power over the lives of millions of people?

 
I guess if we’re simply going to allow the guy in charge of what is still the most powerful country on the planet, to continue lying on important matters most of the time - we deserve whatever dark times lie ahead.

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founders-quote-TJefferson“It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good disposition.”
 
~ Thomas Jefferson ~
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Related:
If you’ve got some time on your hands, check out this depressing compilation: 504 Documented Examples of Obama’s Lies, Lawbreaking, Corruption, Cronyism, Etc.

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Easter Story Cookies

eastercrossesHere’s a clever way to share the Easter story with your family this weekend. It’s a fun object lesson for the kids – and you too :)
 
Bake a batch of Easter Story Cookies ~
 

Ingredients:
• 1 cup whole pecans
• 1 tsp vinegar
• 3 egg whites
• pinch of salt
• 1 cup sugar
 
Have on hand:
• a zip-lock bag
• a wooden spoon
• tape
And don’t leave out the key ingredient –
• a Bible
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DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 300°
Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper
 
Place pecans in zip-lock bag and let children beat them with a wooden spoon to break into small pieces.
Explain that after Jesus was arrested He was beaten by the Roman soldiers.
Read John 19:1-3
 
Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp into a mixing bowl.
Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross He was given vinegar to drink.
Read John 19:28-30
 
Sprinkle a little salt into each child’s hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest in the bowl.
Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Christ’s followers, as well as the bitterness of our own sin.
Read Luke 23:27-28
 
So far, the ingredients are not very appealing :(
So add the sugar :)
Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know and belong to Him.
Read Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16
 
Add egg whites and beat with a mixer on high speed for 12-15 minutes until stiff peaks form.
Explain that the color white represents the purity, in God’s eyes, of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus.
Read Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3
 
Fold in broken nuts. Drop batter by teaspoons onto wax paper-covered cookie sheet.
Explain that each mound represents the rock tomb where Jesus body was laid.
Read Matthew 27:57-60
 
Put cookie sheet in oven, close the door and turn oven OFF. Give each child a piece of tape and “seal” the oven door.
Explain that Jesus’ tomb was sealed.
Read Matthew 27:65-66
 
Now… GO TO BED!
 
Explain that they may be feeling sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus’ followers were in despair when His tomb was sealed.
Read John 16:20-22
 
EASTER MORNING
 
Break the” “seals,” open the oven, and give everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite… THE COOKIES ARE HOLLOW!
On the first Easter, Jesus’ followers were amazed to find the tomb open – and empty!
Read Matthew 29:1-9
 

HE HAS RISEN!

 
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Happy Income Redistribution Day!

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Yippee!

Of course it’s only worth celebrating if you’re on the receiving end of the scam ~ Income Redistribution Day — How Much, Where It Goes and Who Collects It. Any way you look at it, it’s still legalized theft.
 
And let’s not forget that – as the Patriot Post points out – the IRS (Income Redistribution Service)

… has been guilty of serious malfeasance ever since Obama took office. Despite Obama’s insistence that there’s not a “smidgen of corruption” at the IRS, former official Lois Lerner admitted last May that the IRS was targeting Tea Party and Patriot groups for additional scrutiny – all to aid in Obama’s re-election. In fact, it just recently came to light that IRS employees were urging taxpayers to re-elect Obama. The whole episode has completely undermined any confidence citizens might have had in the impartiality of the agency charged with collecting federal revenue.

 

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Related:
Tax Day 2014: How Tax Reform Would Make Filing Taxes Better.
 
In the meantime – this will cheer you up! Sing along with Remy :D
 

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FOLLOW-UP on the Gaystapo – Candian version

Good news! – Which I hadn’t known at the time of my last post – Peter LaBarbera was allowed into Canada after all, and was even able to deliver his speech to Saskatchewan Pro-Life Association as planned.
 
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But – while this particular skirmish in the Judeo-Christian Culture War ended well, it’s a vivid reminder of the totalitarian mindset of the LGBT extremists. Just ask Robert Oscar Lopez, who was in Italy last week speaking to pro-family activists. (Lopez was raised by two “mothers.”) Here’s a portion of his message ~

“Enough of gays saying they feel offended all the time. How do they think I feel when they tell me, someone raised by lesbians, I don’t have a right to my father, because of experts and their supposed research?”

 
“They don’t want to be told whom to love. So who are they to tell children who aren’t theirs that they have to love two gay adults and can’t love a biological parent the adults cut out of their lives?”

 
Lopez’ was writing at the American Thinker about Mozilla’s ouster of Brendan Eich. His article continues ~

Europeans had brought me overseas – an alliance of Anglicans in England, human rights advocates in Belgium, and Catholics in Italy – because they viewed me, correctly or not, as one of very few people in the West still willing to fight publicly against the gay lobby.
 
Of course, I was delighted to come and speak to the BBC in London, to German parliamentarians in Brussels, and to Italian jurists, but one of the reasons that I was so available to help European allies was practical: having been blacklisted and driven out of the public square by a cadre of unhinged homosexual fascists, I could make no appearances in the United States and had, up until last month, a wide open schedule [...]
 
… troublemakers like me were banished to Europe. Spineless conservatives started “evolving” to the other side in droves, and the gay lobby’s shills opened fire on the Family Research Council’s Washington offices, eviscerated the careers of performers like Michelle Shocked and Rupert Everett, and became the party of full-fledged Orwellian totalitarianism.

 
Why is the Gaystopo so frightened of the Truth?
 
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Gay parenting is built on sheer adult selfishness, but too many conservatives are scared of saying so because they have family members and colleagues they don’t want to offend.

 

Lopez’ article was also an urgent call to action for those of us who still believe in traditional (God-ordained) marriage and families ~

As Brendan Eich is brought down by the terrible hand of fascism, it is time for people who feel outraged by it to move beyond crying over the fallout of a supposedly lost battle for marriage. It’s time to get off the defensive. It’s time to fight for marriage and children’s rights. Eich’s ouster was pushed by a political gay lobby that lost its principles after years of arguing for something unjust and indefensible – the transformation of children into uprooted property designed to meet the emotional demands of adults.
 
If we do not defend marriage as the institution that exists to safeguard against such objectification of children, we are doomed merely to manage the fallout of our own weakness. We will be begging to be left alone, and our begging will not work, because we will have surrendered what really mattered in the first place: justice for the vulnerable. Having failed to speak for those too young to speak for themselves, we will reap the punishment of having nobody to speak for us when the great beast comes to devour us next.

 

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“Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil.”
~ Thomas Mann ~

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Klavan’s take on ObamaCare

And now, some “Revolting Truth” from Andrew Klavan ~

 

 
“Blood moons” you ask? Hmmmm… I think there’s one scheduled for April 15th…

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