Frightening Poll: Large Number of American Muslims Believe Sharia Better Than US Constitution

June 24, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Bill of Rights, Civil Rights, Constitution, Courts, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, Islam, Islamofascism, Jihad, Koran, Law, Liberals, Liberty, PCism, Progressives, Regulation, Religion, Security/Safety, Sharia, Society/Culture, Terrorism, The Law, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off on

Frightening Poll: Large Number of American Muslims Believe Sharia Better Than US Constitution

-By Warner Todd Huston

A new poll finds that a very large number of American Muslims feel that sharia law is better than US law. And most consider themselves to be a member of the Democrat Party–a party that not surprisingly also has little interest in the US Constitution.

The poll of American Muslims was taken this June for The Center for Security Policy and here are some of the Poll’s findings:

When asked how they define “sharia,” 71 percent essentially see sharia as a guide for all aspects of a Muslim’s life, one more important than the US way of life or US law.

When asked if sharia should replace the Constitution only 43 percent said no and an astounding 33 percent said yes. So, when asked straight on a small majority shied from saying the want the Constitution replaced with sharia.

But American Muslims came closer to how they really feel when they were asked if they thought Muslims in the USA should be judged under US law. Only 30 percent said that US courts should be first and foremost as the place for adjudicating legal matters while 51 percent said that they should be allowed to ignore US law and be free to use their own sharia courts instead.
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Obama Claims Anti-Semitic Iranians are Just Being ‘Rational’

May 21, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Anti-Semitism, Barack Obama, Christianity, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Government, Government Corruption, Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, Islam, Islamofascism, Israel, Jews, Jihad, Judaism, Koran, Liberals, Muslim Brotherhood, PCism, President, Progressives, Religion, Security/Safety, Sharia, Society/Culture, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off on

Obama Claims Anti-Semitic Iranians are Just Being ‘Rational’

-By Warner Todd Huston

Obama has now decided that being a wild-eyed hater of Jews is a “rational” action and that the Iranian’s hate for Jews doesn’t make them bad people. How can Jews still support Obama?

In discussing his foreign policy ideas concerning Iran getting a nuke, Obama once again had harsher things to say about Israel than he does about Iran despite that Iran has actually helped kill thousands of American soldiers.

Obama complained that there are “political forces” in the US that want to help give Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israeli government a rubber stamp to do what ever it wants to do and Obama thinks that is a bad idea.

In particular, Obama wants the Israelis to end its settlement efforts. In fact, Obama insists that standing against Israel’s policy doesn’t make him anti-Jew.

On the other hand, it doesn’t seem that Obama cares too much if anyone else is anti-Jew if his next set of comments are any indication.
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Former British Spy Chief Says Security Policies Jeopardize Free Speech

February 1, 2015 | Filed Under Britain, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Europe, Government Corruption, Islam, Islamofascism, Jihad, Koran, Liberals, Middle East, Nanny State, Religion, Security/Safety, Sharia, Terrorism, Transparency, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on

Former British Spy Chief Says Security Policies Jeopardize Free Speech

-By Warner Todd Huston

The former head of one of Britain’s two main security services has admitted that some of her nation’s security polices are jeopardizing free speech in Britain.

Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller, former head of Britain’s spy agency MI5 has come out to say that she does not support new anti-terror measures which will force universities to restrict the speech and actions of radical Muslims on campus.

Lady Manningham-Buller, director general of the Security Service until her retirement eight years ago, said the government’s proposals could “jeopardise” the Government’s anti-terror programme, known as Prevent.

The former spy chief said: “This is potentially in conflict with the university’s existing obligations to protect free speech, something we are all concerned about.

“My instincts are very often in support of the Government on these sort of subjects, knowing that countering terrorism is not straightforward.

“However, the doubts that I expressed … about putting Prevent, whatever its importance, on a statutory footing, in particular with regard to universities, have not been assuaged by anything that I have heard.”

Under Mrs May’s plans universities will have a statutory duty to prevent extremism taking place on their property.

It is a fine line between security and free speech, for sure, one that western nations need to come to grips with to stay in keeping with having a free and open society.
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Despite Rabble-Rousers Urging Ferguson Citizens to Vote, Few Bothered

November 8, 2014 | Filed Under Al Sharpton, Barack Obama, Constitution, Courts, Crime, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Elections, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Journalism, Law, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, MSNBC, Police State, President, Progressives, Regulation, The Law, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on

Despite Rabble-Rousers Urging Ferguson Citizens to Vote, Few Bothered

-By Warner Todd Huston

After months of rioting, one of the main themes that many left-wing rabble-rousers have been pushing on residents of Ferguson is to register to vote so that they can “change” their local government. But despite all the rhetoric, few Ferguson residents bothered to vote last Tuesday.

A big criticism of Ferguson, Missouri’s government is that there are “too many white people” in it. Activists have maintained that only a slate full of black candidates can properly govern the largely black population of the city. So, to throw out the few whites on the council, activists have urged citizens to register to vote and usher in a utopian black government.

But despite all the caterwauling of activists, it appears that Ferguson residents still weren’t motivated very much to go register and vote.
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Where is YOUR Polling Station? Where Can You Vote? Find Out Here…

October 31, 2014 | Filed Under Congress, Democracy, Elections, Government, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on

Where is YOUR Polling Station? Where Can You Vote? Find Out Here…

Daughter of Hong Kong’s Political Leader Bragged About Her Taxpayer Funded Lifestyle

October 5, 2014 | Filed Under China, Communism, Democracy, Liberals, Security/Safety, Socialism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on

Daughter of Hong Kong’s Political Leader Bragged About Her Taxpayer Funded Lifestyle

-By Warner Todd Huston

As protesters demanding democratic reforms continue to fill the streets of Hong Kong, the disaffection that regular people there have for their leadership has been further inflamed by the daughter of Hong Kong’s Chief Executive who was caught bragging on social media about her jet-setting lifestyle paid for by the taxpayers.

Hong Kong leader CY Leung’s daughter, Chai Yan Leung, audaciously flaunted her high spending lifestyle boasting about “beautiful shoes and dresses and clutches” angering the regular citizens of Hong Kong.

The city’s chief executive, supported by the communist government in China, is a very “unloved leader” and demonstrators are demanding his resignation. Protesters also want to implement a new system of elections.

With his rise to power, Leung was presented as a sort of man of the people. His supporters claimed he was not like the city’s richest citizens and would lead like a regular citizen, not a tycoon.
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We Should Not Call Them The ‘Ruling Class,’ But the ‘Immunes’

August 17, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Congress, Constitution, Courts, Crime, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, DOJ, Eric Holder, Ethics, Federalism, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Judges, Law, Liberals, Nanny State, Policy, President, Progressives, Regulation, Republicans, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on

We Should Not Call Them The ‘Ruling Class,’ But the ‘Immunes’

-by Warner Todd Huston

In the bad old days when Kings reigned and the various classes of royalty vied for position the only danger for the “ruling class” was the fear that another member of their class might strike a blow against them. Unlike the lower classes, the rulers of antiquity were immune from the vagaries of life and out of reach of the law. In fact, there was no law. Unfortunately, we are headed right back in that scheme of life.

But one of the societal schemes that the founders of our country set about the task of destroying was that of the divine right of kings, the idea that royalty is subject to no earthly authority.

The founders wanted to create a society that allowed for social mobility among all citizens. They wanted a meritocracy where people could get ahead from the result of their own work and abilities. Above all they wanted a stable rule of law so that such stability could fuel growth.

For nearly 200 years their model worked admirably. But thanks to the drive toward communism starting at the end of the 1800s it appears that the founders’ societal invention has been destroyed.

The question for today is this: are we are living at the end of the American way of life? Has it been destroyed so badly that it is unable to be returned with the mere election of new leaders?
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Leftist Netroots Conference Nametags Ask ‘Preferred Gender Pronoun’ Wearer Wants Used

July 20, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Democracy, Education, Ethics, Gender, Liberals, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on

Leftist Netroots Conference Nametags Ask ‘Preferred Gender Pronoun’ Wearer Wants Used

-By Warner Todd Huston

So, you are attending a far, far left-wing conference and you are given a nametag. But being a good wacko, extremist, liberal you don’t want your name prefaced with “Hi, I am Mr.” or “Hi, I am Mrs.” You don’t want to be forced into a gender role such as “he,” or “she” and you resent God and nature for making you a male. So, the cra cra liberals came up with a solution to this first world, left-wing dilemma. They added a portion to the nametag informing readers of the tag what the wearer’s “preferred gender pronoun” is.

Oh, yeah. These goof balls are way over the bend.

We don’t want those disgusting “hes” and “shes,” do we? Why that is traditional and sexist and stuff. On your tag you might proudly announce that you prefer “it,” I guess.
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Professor Jedediah Purdy Wants You Forced to Follow His Religion

July 7, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Cap and Trade, Capitalism, Climate Change, Communism, Constitution, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Elections, Environment, Ethics, Free Speech, Freedom, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Journalism, Keynesian, Law, Liberals, Liberty, Media, Media Bias, Nanny State, Politico, President, Progressives, Public School, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on

Professor Jedediah Purdy Wants You Forced to Follow His Religion

-By Warner Todd Huston

Professor Jedediah Purdy of Duke University Law School feels that you are not thinking right and therefore he wants you forced through “conflict” to accept his religion.

I assure you that this wouldn’t be his interpretation of the under girding of the essay he disgorged at Politico last week, but that is exactly what he is advocating nonetheless because his entire recipe for fixing our political culture is built on a religious-like belief in shadowy crises that he feels are besetting the country.

In fact, even as he pretended to be offering a “fix” for our political gridlock, he offered no proof whatsoever that the problems he thinks we face are based in fact. His entire piece was based on bald-faced assumption, all are forces taken as a given with not a single word to actually prove that his perceptions were real problems, the sort we should engage in “real” conflict to resolve.

Sadly, the essential lie-stiffened backbone upon which he hung the skeleton of his argument is what passes for “deep thought” at our fetid universities these days.
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Liberals Are Succeeding in Making Young People Less Patriotic

July 5, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Constitution, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, Nanny State, Patriotism, President, Progressives, Public School, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on

Liberals Are Succeeding in Making Young People Less Patriotic

-By Warner Todd Huston

A new survey shows that liberal schools are succeeding in destroying the patriotism of America’s young people.

This survey shows that young people are less likely to view the American Flag or other traditional images of the USA as something that makes them “feel good.”

As The New York Times reported,

Seventy-eight percent of the older generation consider their American identity to be extremely important. That drops to 70 percent for baby boomers (50 to 68 years), 60 percent of Generation X’ers (34 to 49 years), and only 45 percent of young adults define themselves this way. And while 94 percent of the Silent Generation say that seeing the U.S. flag flying makes them feel extremely or very good, only 67 percent of millennials muster the same affection.

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Could India Be On The Verge of a Major Shift Toward Capitalism?

May 17, 2014 | Filed Under Business, Capitalism, China, Democracy, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Financial Reform, Government Corruption, India, Jobs, Pakistan, Rights, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on

Could India Be On The Verge of a Major Shift Toward Capitalism?

-By Warner Todd Huston

Of all the countries in the world that have the potential to become one of the world’s next great superpowers, India is a nation poised to take that step. While there is an awful lot holding that giant nation back, their latest election just might be the next step to a more secure, prosperous future.

This possible new step was the election of a pro business party to govern the nation. For some time India has been controlled by the Congress Party, a very corrupt and typically socialist-styled political party that has done little to bring growth to the country. But the Congress Party has fallen and in a big way.

This week the BJP (the Bharatiya Janata Party) has won a shocking landslide election booting the Congress Party entirely out of power.

Headed by Prime Minister-Elect Narendra Modi, the BJP is a very pro-business and pro-modernity party. Modi has already created India’s version of Texas with his governorship of the Gujarat state, the most prosperous area of India and now he is poised to try and bring that level of success to the whole country.
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Guns And Abortion: States Starting to Rebel Against Federal Control

April 26, 2014 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Bill of Rights, Civil Rights, Communism, Concealed Carry, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Courts, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Entitlements, Ethics, Founders, Free Speech, Freedom, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Gun Control, Guns, Liberals, Liberty, Marijuana, President, Progressives, Regulation, Republicans, Revolutionary War, Rights, Socialism, States Rights, Taxes, The Law, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on

Guns And Abortion: States Starting to Rebel Against Federal Control

-By Warner Todd Huston

As a conservative it is easy to look at Washington and find nothing but despair. Socialism is once again on the march with autocratic Democrats and left leaning “Republicans” all seeking to raise taxes, spend more, destroy the integrity of our borders, eviscerate our military, spy on us all, and impose a one-size-fits-all education scheme. In DC, the Democrats are practically indistinguishable from the Republicans. But a bright spot is seen in those states who are rebelling over this top down control by liberalizing gun laws, restricting abortion, and otherwise beginning to look for ways to assert their long dormant powers.

When the founders created this country they imagined that they had practically eliminated the chance for tyranny by creating a governing plan that featured a segmented system. The founders expected each segment to zealously look to protect their rightful powers.

The founders thought that Senators would fight for their states, Congressmen would fight for that segment of voters who elected them, Presidents would guard their own enumerated powers, states would strenuously reject any expansion of federal powers, counties would reject state interference and cities would vigorously enforce their own authority.

There was a time when states’ rights weren’t just some false call used to protect slavery!

Unfortunately, this country lost its once proud obstinacy and everyone began to fall to a socialist-styled assumption that the federal government should control everything from Washington D.C.

It is easy to imagine that the founders would have already started shooting at and/or tar and feathering government officials by now, but the tide of this un-American control from the top is starting to show some signs of collapse. A bloodless revolution seems to be forming.
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Here is Why The GOP is Its and Our Worst Enemy

April 3, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Congress, Conservatives, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Eric Cantor, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, John Boehner, Liberals, President, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on

Here is Why The GOP is Its and Our Worst Enemy

-By Warner Todd Huston

There aren’t really two major parties in our political system. There are three. Sure there are Democrats–the extreme liberal, Euro-like party–and, yes, there are Republicans. But Republicans are not the conservative party. The GOP is the moderate party. The third party is made of the conservatives and even as they are forced to call themselves Republicans, they have a higher calling than mere party power plays.

Of course, the problem is that since the moderate party and the conservative party are encompassed in the same party, the constant struggle causes the “Republican” Party to lose too often.

The latest example of this struggle can be seen in last week’s incident where the moderate party “leaders” purposefully stuck their finger in the eyes of the conservative caucus with the sudden voice vote on “Doc Fix.”

The conservative faction is still furious at the maneuver meant to defeat them launched by their own supposed leaders.
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California Town’s Use of Eminent Domain on Water Company All Wet

March 11, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, California, Capitalism, Constitution, Courts, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Law, Liberals, Progressives, Regulation, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on

California Town’s Use of Eminent Domain on Water Company All Wet

-By Warner Todd Huston

A city government in California is thinking of illicitly using eminent domain to essentially steal a water company from its owners because residents are unhappy with their water bills. If they are unhappy now, it will get far worse once the government owns the water service. Once again California serves as an example of what not to do.

The city fathers of Claremont, California are attempting a move that should frighten every American, a move that would seem to prove that government thinks it has no limits on its power. With the claimed goal of keeping water rates low, the city is considering using eminent domain laws to force a local water company into allowing the city to take over its facilities and declare its resources government property.

Jon Coupal of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association explained the rules of eminent domain in a recent op ed.

First, under the U.S. Constitution, if government takes private property, it must pay just compensation. Moreover, under California law, when government attempts to seize a private utility, there is the additional requirement of a showing of need a seemingly insurmountable hurdle for the city of Claremont to justify replacing the current provider & Government cannot simply say they want to go into the water business to be able to use eminent domain.

Being unhappy about a water bill does not qualify for the city to invoke eminent domain.
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Obama Fails: Al Qaeda Controls More Territory Than Ever

January 10, 2014 | Filed Under Afghanistan, Africa, al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Iraq, Islam, Islamofascism, Jihad, Liberals, Military, Pakistan, Progressives, Religion, Saudi Arabia, Security/Safety, Sharia, Society/Culture, Taliban, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off on

Obama Fails: Al Qaeda Controls More Territory Than Ever

-By Warner Todd Huston

Despite his oft times indiscriminate death from-the-skies drone program, Obama seems to have failed to put a stop to our worst enemy, al Qaeda. It seems that the infamous terror group now controls more territory than ever.

Obama has pretended that his occasional drone strike and the fact that he was in the White House when our military killed Osama bin Laden means that we’ve essentially won the war on terror and destroyed al Qaeda. But this seems to be a total lie. Al Qaeda is alive and well.

The National Review took the time in its morning email, The Morning Jolt, to note that the terrorists are expanding, not contracting.
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Fox News Commentator Says Tea Partiers Are ‘The Real RINOS’

November 13, 2013 | Filed Under Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, President, Progressives, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on

Fox News Commentator Says Tea Partiers Are ‘The Real RINOS’

-By Warner Todd Huston

On the November 11 broadcast of The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News commentator Bernie Goldberg claimed that conservatives can never win an election for President and the real RINOS are the Tea Partiers who care only about their “rigid ideology” instead of the Republican Party itself.

Goldberg was on with O’Reilly warning conservatives and tea partiers that if they push for a conservative presidential candidate in 2016 then Hillary Clinton will easily win the White House. Goldberg insisted that conservatives and tea partiers should throw away their principals and vote for a mushy moderate like Chris Christie.

Not only that but he called the “hard right” the real RINOs (Republican In Name Only):
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I AM–And YOU are–The First Amendment

October 31, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Bill of Rights, Congress, Constitution, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on

I AM–And YOU are–The First Amendment

Your First Amendment rights are UNDER ATTACK!

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee led by Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham have attached an amendment to Senate Bill 987, which would give the Department of Justice power to determine who qualifies for protection as a journalist under the First Amendment.

Here at the Franklin Center, we believe in the power of a free press. We already have a law to protect the press from government meddling in our newsgathering efforts and excluding Americans from the reporting process. It’s called the First Amendment.

TAKE ACTION: Tell us why citizen journalism is important to you by 1. leaving a comment in our “Share your story” feature below or 2. call and leave a phone message with Benjamin Franklin on a special phone line we set up to hear your testimony. Dial (571) 327-1799 to share your story!

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Useful Idiot: Illinois Democrat Says Govt’s Job is to ‘Give Rights’

May 7, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Constitution, Cook County, Declaration of Independence, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Founders, Gay Marriage, Gays, GOP, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Progressives, Socialism, Warner Todd Huston | 3 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Illinois State Representative Sara Feigenholtz thinks her job is to “give rights” to people. Feigenholtz recently blurted that out in an interview giving us a perfect example of the key difference between those interested in preserving the American system, its morals, and traditions, and those that have no interest in such niceties and instead what to wholly remake the relationship between government and citizen giving government more and more power over everyone.

In the interview, Feigenholtz, a Chicago Democrat in the 12th District, announced her intention to “give rights” to the gay community in Illinois and felt that this “giving” of rights was one of the most important jobs of elected officials.

“For me, the most precious thing I do as a lawmaker is giving people rights,” Feigenholtz said. “We have a powerful opportunity as elected officials to do this.”

As an aside, Feigenholtz then went on to disgustingly exploit the Holocaust in WWII as a means to push her “gay rights” issues.

Of course, this little admission shows there is a monumental chasm here between progressives and left-wingers like Feigenholtz and the rest of us that hew closer to American tradition.
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VIDEO: The False Claim that Women Only Earn 77 Cents To a Man’s Dollar

April 9, 2013 | Filed Under Business, Capitalism, Communism, Congress, Conservatives, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Education, Ethics, GOP, House of Representatives, Jobs, Liberals, Policy, President, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Socialism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on

VIDEO: The False Claim that Women Only Earn 77 Cents To a Man’s Dollar

The truth is women make pretty much the same as men when “apples” are compared to “apples”…

the Independent Women’s Forum, in a continued effort to set the record straight about the real reason for the statistical difference between men and women’s earnings , releases an informative, stop-frame animation web video — Straight Talk About the Wage Gap. The video explains how women’s choices ultimately determine how much they earn and how government intervention in the workplace can backfire on women.

Iran Arrests a Dozen Journalists for ‘Anti-Revolutionary’ Acts

January 29, 2013 | Filed Under Democracy, Ethics, Freedom, Iran, Islam, Islamofascism, Jihad, Koran, Liberty, Sharia, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on

Iran Arrests a Dozen Journalists for ‘Anti-Revolutionary’ Acts

-By Warner Todd Huston

In a coordinated attack on the press, Iranian authorities have arrested between 11 and 14 journalists for “cooperating” with “anti-revolutionary” media outlets.

Amnesty International reported that between January 25 and 28, up to 14 journalists were arrested during raids on newspapers offices.

“This latest example of locking-up Iran’s journalists is a result of draconian restrictions on reporting which violate the right to freedom of expression and must be relaxed,” said Ann Harrison, Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Program.

“All journalists who are imprisoned in Iran merely for peacefully doing their job should be released immediately and unconditionally.”
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Norquist: Obama’s Failed Fiscal Cliff Ideas Like a ‘Seinfeld Episode Where No Learning Takes Place’

December 5, 2012 | Filed Under Americans for Tax Reform, Barack Obama, Budget, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Entitlements, Ethics, GOP, Grover Norquist, House of Representatives, John Boehner, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Policy, President, Progressives, Regulation, Republicans, Senate, Stimulus, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | 2 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Grover Norquist worries that Obama is like a bad episode of Seinfeld and might prove unable to learn from his past mistakes pushing us over the fiscal cliff whether we like it or not.

This is what Norquist, chief of Americans for Tax Reform — evangelist for the no-tax pledge that so many Republicans have signed — said in an intimate conversation today during which he laid out some ideas on how to push this debate back in our direction.

In a call with only a few conservative bloggers, Norquist laid out the problems we are facing and then went into some of the specifics, the ins and outs of negotiations, and laid out one idea that could help better inform Americans on just what the heck is going on in this debate.

The first thing of interest the ATR chief said was that we should avoid a grand budget bargain that settles everything at once. Instead, Norquist argued to continue the process of having repeated continuing resolutions. Over the last several years, instead of having a full budget passed by Congress, the House has been making do with short-term budgets called continuing resolutions (CR). These CRs fund the government for months or even weeks instead of a full fiscal year.

For his part, Norquist felt that we’ve gotten far better deals and advanced the spending cut/tax cut ball much further with the CRs than we ever could with a single, year-long budget. He also noted that the GOP had a huge amount of power by having control over the debt ceiling and would be stupid to allow the president to take that from them as he’s proposed doing.
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What We Are Thankful For

November 22, 2012 | Filed Under Alexander Hamilton, Ben Franklin, Business, Capitalism, Declaration of Independence, Democracy, Founders, Government, History, Holiday, James Madison, Jobs, John Adams, Revolutionary War, Sam Adams, Slavery, Thanksgiving, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on

What We Are Thankful For

-By Warner Todd Huston

Like most conservatives, I felt Election Day was the end of the United States of America. I am not convinced going forward that it isn’t, either. But on this day of giving thanks for what we do have, it would be a mistake not to be grateful for the things with which we have, in our good fortune, been blessed. There are things that we should and must be thankful for.

What are those things? What should we be thankful for? Well, certainly there are all manner of things we should be thankful for as individuals. Our loved ones, friends, perhaps our health and good fortunes. But, as a nation, there are many things to be thankful for, even if those things seem fleeting. Granted, there are many things other than what I list below that we should be thankful for. I have no intention of claiming this list is comprehensive.

So, first and foremost, as a nation we should be thankful for our founders’ vision of a nation created on the premise of self-government, freedom and liberty.
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After The Elections: Where Is America Now? It’s Dead, That’s Where

November 7, 2012 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, 2nd Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Communism, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Liberals, President, Progressives, Republicans, Rights, Senate, Socialism, Warner Todd Huston | 2 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Due to the re-election of Barack Hussein Obama, the United States is officially a failed experiment. In fact, his election in the first place in 2008 signaled the end.

Because so few of you people out there know anything about history any more, I’ll have to explain that opening line above. You see, the founders considered the United States an experiment in self-government. As Ben Franklin is said to have remarked upon leaving the first Constitutional Convention, the founders had given us a republic “if you can keep it.”

By that, Franklin meant that it would be up to our citizens to a). learn what the United States means, b). come to understand it’s philosophy and governing systems, and c). vote accordingly. We have now officially come to an era where only the tiniest handful of Americans have this understanding and the bulk of those voting are uninformed. Worse, they aren’t just uninformed, they are uninterested.

Oh, Barack Obama isn’t the cause of America’s failure. But he is the ultimate result. He is the result of a citizenry that knows nothing about its own country. He is the result of citizens that no longer care about their country and only care about themselves.

Barack Obama is the ultimate example of how anti-American the Democrat Party is today. The Democrats oppose nearly every single truly American principle that the founders gave us.

Democrats oppose the supremacy of the U.S. Constitution
Democrats oppose personal responsibility
Democrats oppose free speech
Democrats oppose the Second Amendment
Democrats oppose morality and religion
Democrats oppose the rule of law and wish instead to rule by fiat
Democrats oppose the sanctity of life
Democrats oppose education and instead support indoctrination
Democrats oppose business
Democrats oppose liberty and freedom and support totalitarianism
Democrats oppose sovereignty and support international rule
Democrats oppose our national security

In short, Democrats think the United States is a cancer on humanity and they wish to damage it permanently.
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VIDEO: FreePac Speech of Former President of Poland Lech Walesa

October 28, 2012 | Filed Under Democracy, Elections, Freedom, Freedom Works, FreedomWorks, GOP, Poland, Policy, President, Republicans, Ronald Reagan, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on

VIDEO: FreePac Speech of Former President of Poland Lech Walesa

-By Warner Todd Huston

On Friday, October 26, I attended Freepac, Chicago held at the Schaumburg Convention Center. The event, sponsored by Freedomworks, had many fine speakers including Judge Andrew Napolitano, former President of Poland Lech Walesa, John Fund, CL Bryant, Deneen Borelli, John Tillman, Congressman Joe Walsh, and Adam Andrzejewski, hosted by Freedmworks CEO Matt Kibbe.

Here is the video I took of Lech Walesa.

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Putin Wins: Obama Shutting Down U.S. Pro-Democracy Radio Broadcasts in Russia

October 19, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Journalism, Liberals, Media Bias, Policy, President, Russia, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on

Putin Wins: Obama Shutting Down U.S. Pro-Democracy Radio Broadcasts in Russia

-By Warner Todd Huston

It won’t be long before America’s voice for democracy will be silenced in Russia after the Obama administration fired most of the staff at the offices of Radio Liberty.

In an effort to silence that U.S. voice for democracy, Putin’s Russia passed a new law on November 10 that makes it illegal to have radio stations that are more than 48 percent foreign-owned. The law ended Radio Liberty’s license to broadcast on the AM band in Russia. The original license was issued by Boris Yelstin in the days when Russia was promising to become a new beacon of democracy and freedom after generations of communist oppression in the former Soviet bloc.

After the law was enacted, on September 20 and 21, U.S. officials fired some 41 staffers, journalists, and broadcasters, gruffly escorted them under armed guard to a lawyer’s office, demanded that they sign a statement ending their own jobs and were then escorted off the premises.

These mass firings came as a great shock to everyone. No advanced notice of shutting down America’s voice in Russia was related ahead of time but this abrupt shut down leaves a bad impression about America’s dedication to liberty.
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Them Hispanics Are Gonna Take Us Over… Or Something

October 16, 2012 | Filed Under Business, Capitalism, Democracy, Education, Hispanics, Immigration/Immigrants, Jobs, Mexico, Race, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on

Them Hispanics Are Gonna Take Us Over… Or Something

-By Warner Todd Huston

For the last 20 years or so, there have been a lot of white Americans expressing alarm at all the little brown babies rolling around our nation of immigrants. It has worried them for quite some time. The trope is that whites are afraid they’ll be hip deep in the mewling, dark-haired droolers and they fear that America will become a mere satellite of Mexico in no time because of it. I, for one, have never been that worried about it and today I just saw some numbers that seem to prove right my skepticism of the Know Nothings.

Before I get to the numbers, I have to say I’ve never been too overly worried about Hispanics destroying the USA. Of course, I am against illegal immigration as much as the next border fence-yearning conservative. We have laws for a reason, after all.

However, I’ve never, ever been one of those that want the brown folks to be excluded from our national experiment. The worry that many had is that all these Hispanics will come here bringing all their communist-loving, Democrat-voting ways and that English will disappear and our national identity will be destroyed.

It was never my experience that this must be so, however. It was my experience that, while first generation Hispanic immigrants might never acculturate, their kids don’t take much effort to become fully Americanized in short order. They like American music, they like American food, American entertainment… in short, they don’t retain much Hispanic-ness growing up here in the U.S. It was even my experience that a lot of them are none too happy to be forced by their parents to visit Mexico or points further south, either.

They are Americans They don’t feel like Mexicans (or what have you).
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ABC, CBS, CNN, & MSNBC All Knock Obama For Campaigning Instead of Governing

September 26, 2012 | Filed Under ABC, Anti-Americanism, Anti-Semitism, Barack Obama, CBS, CNN, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Foreign Countries, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, MSNBC, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on

ABC, CBS, CNN, & MSNBC All Knock Obama For Campaigning Instead of Governing

-By Warner Todd Huston

Every once in a while the Old Media takes a jab at their most favorite president of all time and Obama’s decision to skip any meetings with the world leaders that are gathering at the UN this week seems to be one of those times.

Just to name a few, Chuck Todd of MSNBC, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, ABC’s Jake Tapper, and the CBS Evening News all took swipes at the president for doing campaign stops, TV entertainment shows, and softball interviews instead of doing his job as our nation’s chief foreign policy representative by meeting with the world leaders who are this week visiting New York at the United Nations.

CBS slapped Obama saying “diplomacy gets a backseat to campaigning” on Monday in a piece by Nancy Cordes.

Noting that last year Obama conducted “13 one-on-one meetings with major leaders,” this year not so much.
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I Am A Tired American

September 16, 2012 | Filed Under 9/11, Anti-Americanism, Conservatives, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Founders, GOP, Government, History, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on

I Am A Tired American

Are you sick and tired of the anti-Americanism surrounding you? Watch this and know you aren’t alone.

To Breitbart: Credit Where It’s Due?

September 10, 2012 | Filed Under Andrew Breitbart, Barack Obama, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Joe Biden, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Slate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on

To Breitbart: Credit Where It’s Due?

-By Warner Todd Huston

In an otherwise interesting piece on the way conservatives set the agenda for media coverage of the Democrat convention and its removal of God and Jerusalem from the Party platform, Slate committed the all too common error of lazy attribution.

In a Sept. 7 piece, Slate noted how conservatives had basically set the agenda for the coverage of the Democrat convention all day on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 4 and 5. This was when it was realized that the Democrats had eliminated both God and Jerusalem being the rightful capital of Israel from their platform.

The Slate piece rightfully notes that Breitbart’s Jeff Dunetz was a source for breaking the news. But Slate gets the site wrong in its attribution. Slate notes that Jeff posted his story at his YidWithALid blog [sic] blog — which is certainly true even though it is actually called YidWithLid blog, no “A” — but neglects that Jeff gave the scoop to Breitbart’s Big Government first.
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Proof Positive that Democrats Have Morphed into an Un-American Party

September 7, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Communism, Congress, Constitution, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Founders, Government, Liberals, President, Progressives, Senate, Socialism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on

Proof Positive that Democrats Have Morphed into an Un-American Party

-By Warner Todd Huston

One of the main themes of this fetid Democrat Convention is that we, the citizens of the United States of America, belong to the government. This is one of the most un-American ideas I’ve ever seen adopted by a major, important American political party.

The whole point of the United States of America was that we the people owned our government. The founders did not start this country with the ideal that the government owned the people. In fact, they were adamant that this not be the case.

You see, the founders knew that a government that imagines that its citizens are its property is a despotic one, indeed. In fact, the founders had a controversy right at the outset of their new nation’s birth, one not of their own making but one that both proved the point of the danger of tyranny and threatened to snuff out their nascent union. That thing was slavery.
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