Happy Thanksgiving, America! Here is Your History

washington praying We are so grateful at IOTC for the wonderful, providential year it has been. In light of this amazing holiday, I would like to give thanks for the opportunity to share the American View with others across this great country. I am especially encouraged by our American Club youth initiatives. Rush Limbaugh’s “Rush Revere Newsletter” recently recognized the efforts of one of our American Club chapters in North Carolina! In order to reinvigorate American youth, Rush featured this group that drew Read more [...] Continue reading →

Protecting Students through the Second Amendment

SandyHook WKRC in Cincinnati reports: "School staff training for an active shooter." Would you want teachers in your schools carrying guns? It's one of the most controversial issues in the entire country. In Ohio, around 40 school districts now allow teachers with concealed carry licenses to carry their weapons in class. In upstate Ohio there is top level, extraordinary teacher training. The teachers and administrators train side by side with local law enforcement and paramedics at John Benner’s Tactical Read more [...] Continue reading →

Millennials Will Crash the Economy. Good Job!

credit cards The only way a financial bubble can end is to collapse. But the more obvious it becomes that the economy is on an unsustainable path, the more vested interests will try to extend it, making the crash even worse. As a result, even though it is going to be grim, signs that they are no longer going to be able to sustain the economy are actually good news. Did you know that 61 percent of Millennials don't own one credit card? At his Global Economic Analysis blog, Mish quotes from MarketWatch: Read more [...] Continue reading →

The Drive for Ethnic Diversity Takes a Wrong Turn

india-jpg For the most part, the lack of ethnic diversity  at Clarion University of Pennsylvania and in the surrounding area doesn't matter too much.  But earlier this month, it became the cause of disappointment to a group of students there and a source of economic trial to the University itself. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported that the theatre department of the University was forced to cancel its fall play.  From the Gazette: Student actors and the stage crew at Clarion University arrived Tuesday Read more [...] Continue reading →

Hillary: "Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be ... believed"

Kennedy-and-Clinton I guess in a way, if the person is a genuine  "survivor of sexual assault" then she isn't lying. But in reality the only way to practice such a command is simply believe everyone who claims to have been sexually assaulted. According to the Daily Caller, "Backfire: Hillary Tweets All Sexual Abuse Accusers Deserve To Be ‘Believed,’ Is Reminded Of Her Husband." On the night CNN aired a controversial and, as many legal critics call it, flawed documentary on sexual assault on college campuses, Read more [...] Continue reading →

Albuquerque Continues to Plunder Residents Despite State Law

robber When New Mexico banned asset forfeiture, we heard the police moaning about they wouldn't be able to function unless they could plunder people without convicting them of any crime. Now, Albuquerque has created a fake loophole. The Washington Examiner reports: New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, a Republican, signed a historic reform of civil forfeiture in her state earlier this year. The reform law cracked down on the much-abused practice by, among other things, requiring that defendants be convicted Read more [...] Continue reading →

DC Police Chief Advocates 2nd Amendment as Counter Terrorism Strategy

Declaration of Independence with Gun View More: Previews News|60 Minutes News|Live News|More News Videos This is an astounding story! I don't mean the content because that is just common sense: of course an armed person who is at the scene will be more effective than police who are not present. But I'm amazed that the police chief of DC endorsed this position. The Concealed Nation blog reports, "DC Police Chief Changes Tone; Citizens Should Be Prepared For Active Shooters And Terrorist Attacks." While I’m still picking my jaw Read more [...] Continue reading →

Recognizing the Enemy of the People

3602 People are opening their eyes. There may not be enough of them and it may be too late to do much about it, but the results of a recent poll are undeniably satisfying. The local Washington DC affiliate reports: "Report: More Than 1 In 4 Americans Believe Government Is The Enemy." More than 1 in 4 Americans believe that the government is the enemy, according to a new poll. Pew Research Center found that 27 percent of registered voters say they think of government as an enemy, up 8 points since 1996. Read more [...] Continue reading →

Labor Department Bans Redskins Jerseys

NFC-Logo-WAS From the Washington Times: "Labor Department throws football party, but bans Redskins jerseys." When the U.S. Labor Department’s Center for Civil Rights wanted to celebrate its accomplishments last week, its managers threw the staff a football-themed tailgate party in the office parking lot. The invite, distributed across the agency’s official email system, had all the rah-rah of a playoff game. “Celebrate a championship year!” it declared. Even the regular office dress policy was relaxed. Read more [...] Continue reading →

Russia: U.S. Has Helped ISIS

russia-says-it-would-consider-an-asylum-request-from-nsa-whistleblower-edward-snowden From the Stating-The-Obvious-Department we get this story from Bloomberg Business: "Russia Says U.S. Policies Helped Islamic State, Interfax Reports." U.S. actions in the Middle East helped Islamic State to gain influence, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said, according to Interfax. The strengthening of Islamic State “became possible partly due to irresponsible U.S. politics” that focused on fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad instead of joining efforts to root out terrorism, Medvedev Read more [...] Continue reading →

People Want to Fix Global Warming as Long as It's Free

shell oil There is a difference what you learn from a poll or survey and what you learn by offering something for sale. Politicians often say they will give the people what they want--as measured by a poll. But often they are only measuring what people want for free. Even if the survey contains some questions about what people would be willing to pay for something, all you get is a speculative guess. In the market, however, you learn not only what people want but how much they want it relative to all their Read more [...] Continue reading →

Another "Islamic Extremist" Who Didn't Practice Islam

islamic-veil I wrote about how one of the Paris terrorists was a nonobservant Muslim and a stoner. A commenter noted that another of the attackers had a similar story. I searched around and found this story at the Daily Mail again: "Extraordinary selfie of terror mastermind's cousin shows girl blown up in Saint-Denis siege who never read the Koran, liked to drink and smoke and had a reputation for having lots of boyfriends." The woman killed in the Saint-Denis siege was a party animal with a string of boyfriends Read more [...] Continue reading →