Politics/United States

The new cover of Time Magazine will surely give Hillary an ulcer, if she doesn’t have one already. Candidates for president crave attention and magazine covers–but not like this. 

After a week that has put her on a bumpy downhill road and exposed her arrogant cockiness, I hope all the attention will scuttle her once-assured rise as the Democratic nominee. 

The words covering the “shadowy figure” of Hillary on the cover read, ” The Clinton Way. They write their own rules. Will it work this time?” 

Haven’t read the article yet, but I hope it tells the truth about her and the scandals she is hoping to avoid. The LAST thing we need in this country is Hillary as the next president. Lord have mercy!

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This article is excellent and carefully explains the misinformation presented by Obama and lays out the truth in a detailed manner. It was written by LARRY TOMCZAK and published HERE where you can read the whole article (recommended) 

The truth be known, [Obama] is both inaccurate and dishonest in what he communicates to Americans and others overseas.

• “Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding.” (2015)

• “Islam has always been part of America.”  (2010)

• “I also know that Islam has always been a part of our American story.”  (2009)

• “This holiday (Muslim Eid) reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.”  (2014)

The impression created is one of Muslims being instrumental in establishing the United States of America right from its inception. The narrative highlights their supposed accomplishments and contributions in making our great nation what it is today.

It sounds sentimental and politically correct but it isn’t true no matter how many times it’s reiterated and affirmed by uninformed, planted people nodding their affirmation as they stand behind the president as he speaks.  

At the outset, let me say as a true Christian, I love every person no matter what and am passionate about sharing the gospel with everyone.  A wonderful experience my wife and I shared a while ago was opening our home repeatedly to a Muslim couple for meals and conversation and then seeing them come to Christ  and be baptized weeks later. It’s critical to believe there are “moderate” Muslims who are reachable as we engage them with the love and truth of mankind’s only Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!  

 

Founders of America? Really Mr. President?

It’s also important to recognize that it is not just a miniscule minority of Muslims who support jihad and global domination. Pew Research revealed 22 percent of the Muslim population are in this camp—more than the entire population of the United States of America! Islamic ideology is frightening and forthright in its core tenets….

….Sgt. Joe Friday on the classic police drama “Dragnet” always insisted, “Just the facts.” So what are the facts on America’s founding and any Muslim role?

•   No Muslims were signers of the Declaration of Independence. All but two or three of the 56 signers of the Declaration and Constitution were Bible-believing Christians. Many were ministers and those who weren’t (like Ben Franklin) shared a basic biblical worldview.

•   The Quran had no place or even mention in the founding of the United States. Our founders had a Christian view of law—God and the Scriptures were the source of law for our nation.

•  The Mayflower Compact stated the reason the Pilgrims came to America: “For the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith.” There is absolutely no mention of Islam in any of our founding documents!

Koran or the Bible? Muslims were the enemies of the early Americans

•   The constitutions of all the original 13 colonies acknowledged Jesus Christ and mandated scriptural education in the public schools. The one textbook used by nearly every public school student was the McGuffey Reader, which said, “The Scriptures are especially designed to make us wise unto salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.” There is no mention of Mohammed or Allah or the Muslim faith.

•    ”George Washington took his oath of office with his hand on an open Bible and he added his own words, “So help me God,” (not Allah) repeated by every president since.

•    Christian chaplains were appointed in the Congress and military and Bibles were printed at taxpayer expense….

….Here’s the deal: We must start by understanding and facing the disturbing reality of this ideology and changing the narrative being rolled out by politicians today. It’s not too late but the clock is ticking. The challenge of Islam is the defining issue of our generation. May we teach our children well and may we pass along this commentary to awaken unaware multitudes.

“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians, not on other religions but on the gospel of Jesus Christ.” —Patrick Henry, American patriot 

Read the whole excellent article here and share it with others.

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March 9, 2015 By Dr. Ed Peters, Canon Lawyer   (see also The Stream’s: “Should Catholics Oppose the Death Penalty?“)

“Dr. Steven Long beat me to it. His rejoinder to the “Capital punishment must end” editorial of America, National Catholic RegisterNational Catholic Reporter, andOur Sunday Visitor is essential reading even if, in some places, Long’s essay, “Four Catholic Journals Indulge in Doctrinal Solipsism”, needs to be translated into readable English.*

Worse, though, than the four journals editorial itself—which for the most part only repackages and recycles prudential arguments against the death penalty as if they were arguments in principle—have been some of  the “pile-ons” published in its wake, with Pathos administering an especially condescending tongue-lashing to Catholics who, tsk-tsk, can’t understand that opposition to the death penalty is demanded “for the simplest of reasons” and then walks Catholic troglodyte death-penalty enthusiasts through four reasons why they are (supposedly) so utterly and embarrassingly wrong, beginning each reason with “We are Catholic”.

Like, you know, I’m not.

As a Catholic squarely in line with the Catholic tradition that, as Long accurately if turgidly sets out, supports the just administration of the death penalty for capital crimes, I have grown used to having my motives for such support reduced to: my thirst for vengeance, my disdain for mercy, my obliviousness to Christ’s salvific will, my despair about conversion, and my contempt for compassion. I apparently do not understand that the death penalty does not bring murder victims back to life (gee, whodathunkit?) but that’s not to worry, because my support for the death penalty can be excused (and then dismissed) on purely demographic grounds (I am, after all, white, male, middle-aged, and usually vote conservative, so who cares what a heartless jerk like me thinks about anything?)

But, besides venting, there are two substantive points I would like to add to this discussion, the first, concerning how some seem to read the much-vaunted language added to the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the death penalty.

For the whole article, with which I agree completely, CLICK HERE.

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Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress – Excellent!

March 3, 2015

I thought his speech was brilliant and I’m embarrassed that our president and so many of our leaders refused to attend. They’re acting like spoiled brats. Here you see a real world leader — I wish we had one. Here is the link to listen and watch if you missed it earlier today.

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Welcome to “Throuples” – the next wave of “marriage” possibilities and realities in a twisted America

February 22, 2015

Yup. I knew it was coming. It was a mathematical certainty. Remove the traditional definition of “marriage” and all relationships and arrangements will be considered equal — and legally valid. If marriage is not defined and and protected in a society as a man and a woman in an exclusive and matrimonial relationship  with the [...]

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President Obama’s Moral Cowardice – Refusing to Call Egyptian Martyrs “Christians”

February 18, 2015

News Article and Commentary The Muslim radicals of ISIS said they were killing the Egyptians, not because they were Egyptians but because they were CHRISTIANS! – the People of the Cross. These were foreign workers in Libya who came to work so they could send money home to their families (the women crying to the [...]

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We Want to Crush ISIS, but why the Silence about their Counterparts Boko Haram in Nigeria?

February 6, 2015

Today we were informed that the ISIS beasts are raping, torturing and marrying young girls of 10 – 12 years old – among many other atrocities. They are also slaughtering Christians and burning churches. They need to be destroyed. But the same thing is happening in Nigeria and the Christians are suffering in exactly the [...]

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Cowards Among Us: Gary Sinise (“Leiutenant Dan”) and Bret Baier (Fox News) Succumb to Gay Bullies and the LGBT

January 20, 2015

Word is now circulating around the Catholic world that conservative hero Gary Sinise, along with Fox News anchor Bret Baier, both publicly professed faithful Catholics, cancelled their appearances at a Legatus Summit at the last minute under pressure from the LGBT crowd. … There exists a highly organized cadre of LGBT activists whose job it is [...]

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Two Supreme Court Justices Should Recuse Themselves from ‘Gay’ Marriage Cases

January 19, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg should recuse themselves from any cases involving the homosexual marriage issue on the basis that they have conducted same-sex marriage ceremonies. The justices announced last Friday they will review an appellate ruling that upheld bans on same-sex unions in four states. The case will be [...]

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US Supreme Court to Decide on Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

January 17, 2015

Archbishop: “It’s hard to imagine how the essential meaning of marriage … consistent with every society throughout all of human history, could be declared illegal” WASHINGTON, D.C., January 17, 2015 (Zenit.org) – The U. S. Supreme Court granted a request Friday to review the November 2014 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the [...]

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Politico on Obama’s Continuing Flip-flop on Same-Sex “Marriage”

November 4, 2014

“President Barack Obama has evolved again on the issue of same-sex marriage, saying he now believes that the U.S. Constitution requires states to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. “‘Ultimately, I think the Equal Protection Clause does guarantee same-sex marriage in all fifty states,’ Obama told the New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin, referring to language [...]

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Check-off List for Today – VOTE!

November 4, 2014

Janet and I voted a month ago knowing we’d be in Turkey today. We voted for everyone who would oppose Obama, the most inept, over his head, scandal-ridden president our country has ever known. Jimmy Carter must be happy since he will no longer have the reputation as our countries worst president. We voted straight [...]

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We Voted Today!

September 26, 2014

Since Janet and I will be out of the country leading groups through Ireland, Israel and the footprints of St. Paul until mid-November, we voted today by absentee ballot. We picked up our ballot and he asked why we needed to vote early. I told him we were Catholics and led Catholic pilgrimages and would [...]

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Iraqi Nuns Slam Media Silence on Middle East Christian Persecution

September 23, 2014

Sometimes it takes a David to defeat a Goliath – or, in this case, unassuming nuns to speak where the media remain silent.  Speaking out for Christians persecuted in the Middle East, Mother Olga Yaqob and Sister Hatune Dogan slammed the American media for keeping silent. The nuns spoke with MRC during the In Defense of [...]

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After Gay Marriage, Polygamy will be the next barrier to fall – happening in Utah now

September 12, 2014

(From Franciscan University of Steubenville) After serving 25 years in state and federal prisons, Utah polygamist Addam Swapp was released from parole supervision last week. Incarcerated since 1988—at a time when marriage was defined as a union between one man and one woman—Swapp returns to a country that is now abandoning that definition.     Convicted of [...]

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Archbishop Sako’s Disappointment with Response to Iraq’s Disaster

August 12, 2014

Patriarch Sako: Refugee Situation Escalating, U.S. Military Action Disappointing Says Iraq’s Christians Face Hard Dilemma: Emigrate or Stay By Staff Reporter VATICAN CITY, August 11, 2014 (Zenit.org) – The Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon has highlighted the extent of the refugee situation in northern Iraq, warned of “escalating” humanitarian needs, and said the hardships facing Iraqis [...]

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