If Not Now; When?

    America is at a crossroads, having to either choose to return to its roots, or otherwise steamroll ahead with the Left’s fanatical tactics to push their ‘utopia’ of America…we’ll all ‘meld together into one collective village’ (whether we choose to—or not). For them, no individual expression or voice is allowed to exist. They are all about tolerance until they must tolerate your voice…so those who | Read More »

    Leading With the Budget

    Leading With the Budget

    This week the Senate will follow the House in passing a federal budget that presents a remarkable contrast in governing ability and philosophy between Republicans and Democrats. When Democrats ran one or both houses of Congress, they failed for six straight years to do the most basic function of the Legislative Branch: pass a concurrent budget resolution to determine how the federal government will spend | Read More »

    Free speech – fast becoming an oxymoron

    When I was a little girl growing up and I would run home crying to mother, because a classmate called me names, my mother would say, “stick and stones my break my bones, but names will never hurt me.”   Later in my teens, when I was busy sassing mom and dad, I’d tell them “free speech.” In today’s society, neither applies anymore, at least | Read More »

    Triage. A proposed first-step solution for the nation’s “Baltimores.” But is it a conservative solution?

    If we look at the utter mess that is Baltimore, and the total failure of decades of liberal policies that have all but destroyed the black family in this country, and given rise to dozens of “Baltimores” in other urban city areas (see: Detroit, Philadelphia, Newark, Atlanta, Chicago, etc…) at first glance, it seems an all-but-impossible situation to solve.  There’s an inclination among some, if | Read More »

    Secure Travel Partnerships Increase National Security

    High security standards are necessary to preserve safe travel and to allow visitors in the United States while protecting against terrorism. Expanding the Secure Travel Partnership will help to increase security screening when tourists visit from other nations. Legislation is pending before the Congress right now that will help to both increase secure travel and preserve America’s number one services export – travel to the | Read More »

    Latest Report on Global Free Trade Impediments Details the Ridiculousness

    Most of us on the Center-Right very much like free trade – for at least a couple of reasons. The freer trade is – the cheaper the things traded are. Which makes life easier for everyone in the nations engaged in said trade. You know what else makes their lives easier? Not being at war. If countries are engaged in commerce with one another – | Read More »

    Governing by Executive Order

    Let’s start off by acknowledging that Obama’s use of Executive Orders are hardly new and groundbreaking since this tactic has been used by every President since George Washington.  In terms of actual use or the pure number of Obama Executive Orders, it is not startling.  In fact, he averages 33.2 per year thus far which is lower than George W. Bush’s average of 36.4 per | Read More »

    Obama Seeks More Power with TPP Fast Track Bill; GOP Leaders Want to Give It to Him—Again

    Congress has more than ample evidence that President Obama and his people are pathological liars, contemptuous of the constitutional powers of Congress. Obamacare, about which Obama repeatedly promised: “If you like your insurance, you can keep it,” forced cancellation of over 5 million policies people liked. Then, Obama serially violated the Constitution and spat on Congress by legalizing illegal aliens: first in 2012, when he | Read More »

    Marita Noon: The Pope embraces the religion of global warming

    While the Catholic Church, and all of Christianity in general, support life, one has to wonder why the Vatican would invite “darkness” in to advise it on climate change. While the abortion issue is one point of obvious conflict, others involved in the one-day event likely endorse a variety of views that disagree with a biblical perspective. When the advisors’ beliefs are the antithesis of the church’s, why should their opinions be invited and accepted as fact on one narrow topic? Why would the Pope join himself with those who are not Christ followers? The scriptural admonishment is similar to a parent who worries about the people his children run around with because, if they don’t share the same beliefs, the crowd often becomes the influencer—and not the other way around.

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    Carly and Ben announce and change the conversation

    This morning, Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett Packard and former Senate candidate for California announced her run for the Presidency.  Also announcing, Dr. Ben Carson, retired pediatric neurosurgeon who burst upon the political scene in 2013 at the National Prayer Breakfast held in Washington.  Good for them! Now that the rounds of applause, good wishes and pats on the back have concluded, can either | Read More »

    Chairman Gowdy: You MUST change the questioning procedure when Hillary testifies

    It’s just been reported that Hillary Clinton will appear before the House Select Committee on Benghazi this month.  She has refused Gowdy’s request to appear twice, the first time in a closed door session. Obviously, she has a strategy in mind. I don’t know what will come of it, as Gowdy has stated that he must first have ALL the relevant emails before she can | Read More »

    Hal Heiner owes me an apology

    When I asked Hal Heiner last year to help with the effort to stop ObamaCare in Kentucky, he looked at me like I didn’t have any Grey Poupon. That wasn’t really a problem; having people look down their nose at you from time to time is just part of the deal. But Heiner’s continued insistence that he would do nothing to get Kentucky out of | Read More »

    California Banks on Obama Administration Not Enforcing Abortion Conscience Law

    Last week in Sacramento, California, legislators and abortion advocates finally explained how they square the state’s new abortion insurance mandate with a federal law prohibiting it. They believe they can count on the Obama administration not to enforce the law. On Aug. 22, 2014, the California Department of Managed Health Care issued an order requiring every health insurance plan licensed in California to cover all | Read More »

    Why we can’t all get along

    It’s a beautiful day in my city, so nice the dog and I decide a trip to the park is a good idea.  Lots of locals shared the same idea but we were lucky enough to find a parking spot in the shade next to the lake.  It was a nice, quiet  diverse crowd with lots of dogs and kids, blankets and food. After our walk | Read More »

    Ben Carson is taking the political dialogue to a new level

    Carson is striving to take the political dialogue to a different level, one of approaching issues from the standpoint of common sense as opposed to Left vs. Right, or Conservative vs. Liberal. He is challenging people to use their brains when they vote as opposed to simply checking off a “D” or an “R” that follows a politicians’ name. If the political junkies could abstain from the corrupt manner in which the political parties are selfishly fighting for their political gains and perpetuation of power, it would represent a genuine upheaval within the American political environment. The Carson campaign can be understood from this perspective – it will not be an ordinary campaign.

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    Jihad Struck Texas But Will the Obama Administration Continue to Bury Its Head in the Sand

    Jihad struck Texas last night. It’s just the latest skirmish in a global radical Islamic assault on free speech – on freedom.

    It’s a war. ISIS, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab, and al Qaeda are just a few of the named brigades in this radical Islamic jihadist army.

    The two Islamic terrorists who opened fire on a free speech art exhibit in Texas are merely the latest casualties in this war. But they are a reminder of who the enemy is.

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    The “Consider This” Podcast, Episode 104: Gravity Payments CEO Weighs In On the Minimum Wage

    CEO Dan Price of Gravity Payments decided to raise the wages of all his employees to a minimum of $70,000, while reducing his almost-$1 million salary down to that same $70,000. The Left love it, the Right hated it. But we don’t know how it will turn out, so it’s too early to celebrate.

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    The Pros & Cons of the DOJ’s Pilot Program Awarding Body Cameras To Police Agencies

    On Friday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the launch of a $20 million pilot program which will award body cameras to police agencies across the country. The program signals an attempt to improve the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Lynch’s press release follows the turmoil in Baltimore sparked by the death of Freddie Gray, who died in police custody. Prior to | Read More »

    Inmates Will Be Made To Care

    Inmates Will Be Made To Care

    Even inmates will be made to care about the liberal Gaystapo-obsessed quest to quash Christians. In 2003, both houses of Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act by unanimous consent, and President Bush signed it into law.  Unfortunately, implementation of the law was left to future administrations, and if you give a mile of authority to the Jacobins in the Obama administration, they take a | Read More »

    Government Tries to Micromanage a Market – And Yet Again Fails Miserably

    The bigger government is – the more room there is for big companies who wish to do so to rig the system. And the more small companies – without the wherewithal to similarly rig – suffer. The long-term, permanent solution is to reduce the size, scope and sphere of influence of government. The less government tries to micromanage things – the more it steps back | Read More »

    The War on Poverty – $40 Trillion Funding Failure Rather than Facebook or FUBU or Ford

    Last year the United States celebrated the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty begun by LBJ in 1964. Over that time the country has spent approximately $40 trillion on welfare and redistribution programs of one sort or another – and that number doesn’t include expenditures for Social Security or Medicare. The program started out slow, but has steadily picked up steam so that today | Read More »

    Why Doesn’t Barack Obama Care about the Safety of Saeed Abedini?

      As a person who has, from time to time, left the USA and traveled in other countries, I have always regarded my American citizenship as  important for my safety when traveling. I don’t expect that I will have a personal bodyguard, but I have always made sure I knew how to call the American embassy in case I needed them. I considered the embassy | Read More »

    The Coming Democratic Trade Wars

    Recently, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has received much punditry in Washington.  This article is not about free trade or what should be the parameters of a good trade deal.  Nor is it about Obama’s request to fast-track the agreement. Instead, there is a developing schism within the Democratic Party that is both interesting and amusing.  While the press obsesses over the Republican Establishment versus the | Read More »

    A Conservative Movement Toward Privacy Protections

    Influential conservative groups have written a letter to the House and Senate Judiciary committees to act quickly on the Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Abroad Act (LEADS Act), a bill designed limit the Department of Justice’s effort to grab jurisdiction of most every piece of data stored on cloud computing systems all over the world.  Politico wrote that “a handful of conservative advocacy groups want the House and | Read More »

    Asylum—the Next Frontier in Devastating American Society

    New verification of Lord Acton’s declaration that “absolute power corrupts absolutely” is at hand today. A report from the Washington Times tells us that the ever-busy Department of Homeland Security issued a 27-page training-guidance document from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, last week, that says: “Women who flee Central America because they fear being single heads of households can be deemed part of a targeted social group | Read More »

    The Religion of Peace

    The following is a summary of Islamic terrorism through the first four months of 2015.  It has been a bloody four months.  While the world was transfixed on events in France over the attack on the offices of the satirical cartoon publication Charlie Hebdo, Boko Haram terrorists were busily slaughtering over 2,000 Christian villagers.  Incidentally, that same day a mass grave was unearthed in Mosul, Iraq | Read More »

    More Persecution of Christians: This Time It’s the State Department

    The State Department has done it again. Using the same rationale as Benghazi, it has stopped one person from testifying about the cruelties of ISIS in the front of Congress. They are allowing all eleven of the Muslims in the group, but are not granting a visa to a Catholic nun, not because she’s Catholic, but because they fear that she might try to stay here (like | Read More »

    Why Does Never Again Keep Happening Again ?

    Genocide is the systematic and deliberate attempt to extinguish a race, ethnic group, social group or religion. After the most well documented and systematic act of genocide in recorded History, the so-called Final Solution to the Jewish Problem perpetrated by the death cult known as the Third Reich, the surviving Jewish people adopted the motto, “Never Again.”  They had been the target of countless pogroms | Read More »

    Fellow Red State Readers

    Dear Red State readers: Two more Republicans will announce this Monday that they’re seeking the highest office in the land:  Dr. Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina. They represent two of the three non-politicos interested in running for the office of President of the United States; with Donald Trump being the third. These outsiders have no political-office baggage, therefore they all represent themselves as ‘breakout’ candidates. | Read More »

    Ohio’s Portman Problem

    We’re still 18 long months from Election Night, but Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Rob Portman55%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard55% is such a weak candidate that his odds of winning re-election to the Senate barely 50-50. Ohio has voted with the Democrats for the last two presidential elections only to return support to the Republicans in the off-year elections. While Gov. John Kasich won a sub-50% election and | Read More »

    Yes, “black culture” is to blame for the riots in Baltimore

    Recently I came across an article about the situation in Baltimore, and from the title alone I knew it was 100% wrong.  Usually I don’t read such articles because it’s a waste of my time, but for some reason my curiosity got the best of me this time, I guess I just wanted to see what the latest liberal logic or explanation was for why | Read More »

    Chris Christie is the Republicans’ secret weapon in 2016

    In order to guarantee that Hillary Clinton loses the 2016 election, is it imperative that Chris Christie remain a reasonably viable candidate for the GOP nomination. Why, you ask? Easy. Christie can be one of the most effective weapons Republicans can deploy against Hillary. Both Christie and Hillary have a lot in common. Both have been accused of doing bad stuff. Christie, of organizing an | Read More »

    Campus Concerns

    To hear many on the Left speak, college campuses today are populated by misogynist rapists, close-minded bigots and people who unknowingly spout dog-whistle racial and ethnic slurs.  This view sits very nicely with their overall worldview that college students need to be coddled and insulated in a bubble from that racist, sexist capitalist world beyond the campus boundaries.  Where did our colleges and universities go | Read More »

    Baltimore’s Self-Immolation: Democrats, You Built That

    Baltimore's Self-Immolation:  Democrats, You Built That

    Nothing sharpens the focus on the Unbridgeable Crevice separating th*g (the word “thug” is now banned) apologists on the far left from those of us who use words because they mean something than Baltimore’s self-immolation. It’s really a tale of two cities, depending on who’s telling the tale. The borderline-Jacobins at Slate, who believe spanking is child abuse, and personal responsibility is out of fashion, | Read More »

    The IRS’s Growing Role as A “Rules Interpreter”

    A recent article by the National Review brought to light how the IRS has taken on the role of “rules interpretation” in recent years, which is beyond its scope as the nation’s tax collecting agency. The most notorious example of this new role is highlighted in the King vs Burwell case before the Supreme Court — where the IRS interpreted the language of Obamacare other | Read More »

    The Apologetic Quandaries Found In The Lewis Classic

    Psalms 14:1 says, “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God’.” Only those seeking to live in utter irrationality can ignore the arguments made in favor of the God of the Bible by C.S. Lewis in “Mere Christianity”. Three of the most compelling issues the skeptic will have to confront when reading this classic include the universality of the moral law, the existence | Read More »

    Chicago Or Dekalb Next Place For “Revolution” Says NIU Freddie Gray Protesters

    NIU Freddie Gray protest, photo Northern Star On Tuesday African-American students at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb held a rally/protest over the death of Freddie Gray of Baltimore while in police custody.  Gray appears to have died from a partially severed spinal cord that may have occurred while Gray was in the back of a police van. Gray’s death has sparked | Read More »

    These 13 Republicans Cast Pro-Abortion Votes Last Night

    From the diaries… Last night, the U.S. House passed a Resolution (H. J. Res 43) to disapprove of a law passed by the District of Columbia that seeks to do two things: •    Force pro-life and religious organizations to pay for abortion coverage for their employees •    Force these same organizations to employ individuals directly opposed to their beliefs The D.C. law – the so-called | Read More »

    Will Baltimore riots usher in Obama’s Gestapo?

    Will Baltimore riots usher in Obama's Gestapo?

    In a radio interview a few days ago, I was asked by the host to share my feelings about the happenings in Baltimore. Of course, I expressed my concerns over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. I expressed how we needed to give the system time to investigate what happened and, if appropriate, punish those responsible. However, I also shared my concern | Read More »

    Hillary, Please Keep Talking

    In what has got to be the weirdest roll out of any campaign in recent memory, Hillary Clinton announced the inevitable and is now an official candidate for President in 2016.  The videotaped announcement was clearly designed to shield her from the press amid recent allegations about the Clinton Foundation.  Perhaps the video announcement was designed to make her look technologically cutting edge which would | Read More »

    Why Sex Matters

    I decided to make my first diary at RedState about a topic that may not matter much in two months.  It is possible that in two months the Supreme Court will hand down a decision that will require us, all of us, to accept “homosexual marriage” as a constitutional right.  Once that happens it will be a generation or more before that ruling will be | Read More »

    TIGTA to IRS: You Got (More) Mail!

    The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) found even more missing emails from Lois Lerner among the recycled back-up tapes, which has provided now about 35,000 emails that were deemed lost and destroyed. This new batch of roughly 6,400 emails is particularly interesting, because it spans 2004- 2013, so it covers the time frame both before and after Lerner’s hard drive crashed in 2011. | Read More »

    Hillary’s Prospects: How Cynical Are We?

    Bret Stephens recently wrote a troublingly insightful column in the Wall Street Journal, titled “Hillary’s Cynical Song of Self”.  His premise is that everybody understands her moral bankruptcy – Whitewater; acceptance of Bill’s womanizing;  Benghazi; the Clinton Foundation; her e-mails – but that it is accepted for expediency – by the Democrats because she is the only one who can win; perhaps by the public in general because we have no | Read More »

    Congress Should Stop the D.C. Council’s War on Pro-Life Conscience

    Today, Congress will take up House Joint Resolution 43 to disapprove of the D.C. Reproductive Health Nondiscrimination Amendment Act. Under the Constitution, the Congress has authority to govern the District. And under the Home Rule Act, the federal government retains the authority to effectively veto any act of the DC Council. While Congress has historically shown deference to the District, rarely disapproving its laws, the | Read More »

    How to Answer Legitimate Questions From The Left About the Gay Agenda

    How to Answer Legitimate Questions From The Left About the Gay Agenda

    Before the Supreme Court rules on enforcing gay marriage on all of us at the barrel of a government gun, we must consider how we answer legitimate questions, and how we conservatives and Bible-believing Christians can defend our ideals playing into the “hate and bigotry” the Left would so readily use to define us. After being banned from Reddit groups /r/feminism and /r/LGBT for posting | Read More »

    Yet Again, Government Screws Up – And Tries to Blame the Private Sector

    Government is terrible at…well, pretty much everything. The examples are legion – and myriad. In large part because government doing anything violates the Wallet Rule. You go out on a Friday night with your wallet. You then go out the following Friday night with my wallet. On which Friday night will you have more fun? If it’s money you’ve earned, you’ll be a lot more | Read More »

    Binders, Brackets and Bullfeathers:

    Liberals condemn labels, but the language of God depends on them, starting with right and wrong; weak and strong; wise and foolish; winners and losers; apples and lemons; dead and alive. It seems God’s done everything to get American Libs to listen to His common sense code, but they keep kicking Him in the teeth. Every minute in this weedy flowered Garden, another LeftistLiberal commits and gets away with committing unbearably stupid, destructive acts. | Read More »

    The Left Hand’s Idea of the Right Hand

    Steven Rosenfeld is a journalist for my favorite Leftist moonbat website, Alternet- where Lefties usually end up when they think DailyKos is too conservative.  Recently, he penned an article regarding “eight nightmare scenarios” that may come true if America elects a Republican President in 2016.  One must be reminded that this is in the great Leftist tradition of creating the crisis and declaring that the world will | Read More »

    Can I Ask an Obvious Question?

    If the recent “troubles” (borrowing the Irish sobriquet) in Baltimore were a response to “police brutality”… …why didn’t the rioters burn down Police Headquarters? A: That’s where they keep the guns. It might get a bit dicey. If the excitable “kids” were “protesting” the “power structure”… …why didn’t the rioters burn down City Hall? A: Because this isn’t about the “power structure”. If it were, | Read More »

    Who’s to blame?

    Over the past couple of days, I have heard some interesting causes from left-wing media and liberal politicians for the civil unrest in Baltimore. Some of the looniest: Military veterans The Orioles and Ravens Right-to-Work states in the South Cuts in federal funding for Head Start I could take these one at a time, but is that really necessary? None of them listed 48 years | Read More »