If you are conditioned to not talk about God in public, even in institutions you are forced to attend, you live under an atheist regime.
Parents can, with reasonable freedom, pull their kids out of public school and either use private school or home school, if they can afford the double hit of continuing to be taxed for the school while having to pay for an alternative education. But the fact remains that government taxation laws and truancy laws coerce parents into sending their children to a Read more [...]
It takes some veteran South African warriors to show us how to deal with terrorists.
One of the things that I hated about the Iraq invasion was that Blackwater (now Academi) gave mercenaries a bad name (at least as far as the media reported). While the military could conceivably use private contractors to evade certain legal requirements (which could be either good or bad depending on the nature of the requirements), when mercenaries work directly for the military they are barely private any more.
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For the verbal abuse of sheep to take place, they have to understand human speech, right?
This reads like a joke—like a story in The Onion. But it is important to realize that real courts are dealing with this accusation as a serious issue.
An Australian news site reports, “Sheep stay silent in war of words over whether animals can suffer verbal abuse.”
It began in September last year, when the New South Wales branch of the RSPCA received a tip-off about the alleged mistreatment of sheep, Read more [...]
She wouldn’t have been the first teen mother forced to have an abortion, but she escaped.
Here is a little story from the abortion slaughterhouse via Lifesite News: “15-Year-Old Pregnant Girl Held in Abortion Clinic Against Her Will Rescued by Police.” The story is reported by Sarah Terzo, who is “a pro-life liberal who runs ClinicQuotes.com, a web site devoted to exposing the abortion industry. She is a member of the pro-life groups Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Secular Read more [...]
Conservative alternative media is finding problems with the police version of the Waco shootout.
Last Thursday I asked if the now-closed Twin Peaks restaurant was really the source of the problem the way the police said that it was. What I didn’t know then is that The Last Refuge blog at ConservativeTreeHouse.com had found a lot more troubling information.
IRONY – The death toll from the “Twin Peaks” shootout was greater than the total number of homicides Waco police investigated in Read more [...]
When asked how many homosexuals there are, Americans give inflated answers.
What about you? How many homosexuals do you think there are?
The American public estimates on average that 23% of Americans are gay or lesbian, little changed from Americans' 25% estimate in 2011, and only slightly higher than separate 2002 estimates of the gay and lesbian population. These estimates are many times higher than the 3.8% of the adult population who identified themselves as lesbian, gay, Read more [...]
The FBI admits that they have not stopped any terrorist attack or caught any terrorists using the Patriot Act.
While Jeb Bush is campaigning on how Rand Paul is wrong and the Patriot Act is great, the FBI admits that it hasn’t had anything to do with keeping us safe as far as they are concerned. This is (somewhat surprisingly) reported in the Washington Times: “FBI admits no major cases cracked with Patriot Act snooping powers.”
FBI agents can’t point to any major terrorism cases they’ve Read more [...]
Supposedly a judge has mandated the release of the Hillary Clinton emails, but we are not getting the complete record.
So Hillary Clinton had her own server and answered emails on her own account. That is illegal on its face. But now a Federal Judge has reportedly made her release them. The Washington Times reports,
Under pressure from a federal judge and from the press, who’d already obtained many of the emails, the State Department on Friday afternoon finally released the first sliver of Read more [...]
There are many unanswered questions regarding Tuesday night's train wreck that killed eight people and injured more than 200 others. “Experts said the train's speed in the moments before the crash raised several questions: Could a technical glitch have caused the locomotive to speed up so rapidly? Would it take a deliberate action by the engineer? Or could human error, a medical issue, or some other factor like clumsiness explain the sudden burst of speed? Sumwalt said the train, as designed, Read more [...]
The old Veterans Affairs Secretary resigned so we could have confidence that a new one would root out corruption. What happened?
Do the math. There is evidence that 110 VA hospitals or other facilities kept secret lists in order to evade their legal duty to see Veterans in a timely manner. That would mean that at least 110 people were involved in fraud and corruption.
So how many have been fired?
According to Fox News, John Boehner recently erupted over what has happened (or rather, hasn’t Read more [...]
A year after the scandal and Veterans Affairs corruption is still costing veterans and the public.
Our veterans obviously need support and care. It is the obligation of the government that used these soldiers and, in many cases, put them in harm’s way, to provide for their medical needs.
But just because government should do these things doesn’t mean that it is competent to do so. Just like the beneficiaries of our massive welfare state are not the poor who we are supposedly trying to help, Read more [...]
Freedom of expression. It's not a difficult concept.
Basically, every human being has the right to speak his mind without fear of government punishment or penalty.
Accepted, reasonable restrictions on speech are generally very loose, like no yelling "fire" in a crowded auditorium and no speech that is genuinely disruptive like standing up and reciting the Communist Manifesto while the teacher is trying to conduct class.
Yet somehow, school officials across this land often seem to forget Read more [...]