Across the Gay Divide

    Now that the LGBT has won a victory by the slimmest of margins and longest stretch of constitutional jurisprudence, what is the next step?  For us on the Right the strategy seems to be guaranteeing that religious liberties are not trampled by these newly found rights to same sex marriage.  In every state where gay marriage came about democratically, their laws grant religious exemptions.  In | Read More »

    A few common sense amendments [or legislation]

    Amendment ideas – all really great, I’m especially like what I came up with for, well, all of them Amendment next: [Commerce clause clarified] Congress will pass no law requiring any citizen to purchase insurance or any other thing tangible or intangible. Amendment next: [Term limits for senators and representatives] Members of the senate will be limited to not more than 2 terms. Members of | Read More »

    Obama gives the finger to the Supreme Court…

    Yesterday, Obama did what he has been threatening to do ever since he lost the Hobby Lobby case in the Supreme Court.  Yet again, he rewrote Obamacare by executive order to force insurance companies to cover all contraceptives (including those that cause abortions) with no out of pocket cost.  How can he do this in light of the ruling?  He claims that he is not | Read More »

    Ok the Science is in we need to start burning more oil and set the coal mines afire

    Solar activity predicted to fall 60% in 2030s, to ‘mini ice age’ levels:   A new model of the Sun’s solar cycle is producing unprecedentedly accurate predictions of irregularities within the Sun’s 11-year heartbeat. The model draws on dynamo effects in two layers of the Sun, one close to the surface and one deep within its convection zone. Predictions from the model suggest that solar | Read More »

    Leadership in the GOP Field

    Recently, I have heard one thing fairly consistently regarding the gaggle of GOP candidates for the 2016 nomination for president.  Most conservatives are almost giddy over the strength of the field and say they will be happy with any one of them as the ultimate nominee. I too am impressed by the depth of the field this year on the GOP side.  There is a | Read More »

    Trump is no hawk on immigration

    I respect Donald Trump’s tenacity as a deal maker.  Real estate development is a tricky business.  All sorts of local regulatory processes pertaining to permits, zoning, etc.  Real estate development is one of the most inherently crony capitalist businesses because local government isn’t terribly consistent in how they deal with developers, and making a constitutional case out of it is unlikely to help much. Donald Trump | Read More »

    The Education Bill: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

    The following are some proposals in the re-authorization of No Child Left Behind education bill currently being debated in the Senate and House.  Besides listing the proposals, I shall try to shed some personal light on the subject since I work part time in education,  Without further ado: 1. Would require Secretaries of Education and Interior to study education in rural and poverty areas in | Read More »

    Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s(RINO-IL) Support Of Traditional Marriage Goes Down The Memory Hole

    [mc_name name='Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)' chamber='house' mcid='K000378' ](R-IL)Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger has made his support of traditional marriage go down the memory hole. In a 2010 candidate questionnaire survey Kinzinger told the Christian Coalition that he supported traditional marriage and the prospect of a constitutional amendment protecting it. He did the same for one from the Illinois Family Institute and | Read More »

    Trump, Cruz and Carson

    Trump, Cruz and Carson

    Before starting a discussion about illegal aliens, its important to know that there are several explicit laws regarding immigration and illegal aliens in our United States. These laws have in actuality been the law of the land for years.  If the immigration and illegal alien laws are antiquated, the Republicans and Democrats have had ample time to revise and renew. The news being propagated on | Read More »

    The real goal of Obama’s HUD rule

    You didn’t think those Dems really cared for the housing status of minorities did you? You should know better by now!

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    A War on Christianity? Surely, You Jest…

    The claim that Christianity is under attack in America is not a new one.  This line of thought has been used since prayer was taken out of public schools and today forms the substrate of the so-called “culture wars.”  To the Left, for example, opposition to abortion is an imposition of religious beliefs upon others.  They are ignorant of the fact that a lot of | Read More »

    Will the Last Fed Leaving San Francisco Please Turn Out the Lights?

    Will the Last Fed Leaving San Francisco Please Turn Out the Lights?

    If San Francisco wants to be a sanctuary city, America should let them have it and wave goodbye as the last federal employee turns out the lights. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 87% wants to pass a law cutting off all funding for so-called “sanctuary cities,” and that’s an idea firmly grounded in moral, practical, and legal paradigms. San Francisco is named for | Read More »

    Pope Francis and Climate Science: BFF

      Progressives love mocking devoutly religious people. With their smug, snarky, I’m-so-much-smarter condescension, they’ve taken a perverse glee in characterizing the religious right as backwards anti-science luddites. But times have changed. The Left has a new friend in Pope Francis, who has come out in support of the science of manmade climate change. And wouldn’t you know it, progressive everywhere have suddenly gotten religion. It’s | Read More »

    San Francisco: Sanctuary City – A Background

    Politicians pander … and in a jurisdiction where there is one overwhelmingly dominant party, they pander to the extreme. While San Francisco is probably the “worst case” example of ideology run amuk, it is clear that San Francisco’s leaders consider themselves above the national law, and that reform will not happen without outside intervention. The facts of the nationally famous case are largely undisputed: – An | Read More »

    The Socialist Is Mainstream But The Idea Of Some Mexican Illegal Immigrants Being Rapists, Murderers, and Killers Isn’t?

    If you support Bernie Sanders that’s cool, I don’t have a problem with you supporting a socialist. The media is in love with him, the crowds that gather to hear him speak, and his Barack Obama meets Ron Paul like campaign. But keep in mind Bernie Sanders is a socialist. No, not a socialite, or a social studies teacher, a socialist. Bernie Sanders shares the | Read More »

    Trump This!

    Trump This!

    Donald Trump is getting a lot of attention in the media—and a lot more than any other presidential hopeful, Republican or Democrat. CNN, for example, has given Trump more coverage since he announced his candidacy on June 16 than it has to any other candidate, including Hillary Clinton. Before his flashy announcement, CNN President Jeff Zucker even told his producers not to cover Trump, disbelieving | Read More »

    Debt, Immigration, Trump and Apple

    This nation is in denial that we have a debt problem and an immigration problem.  Both of these issues are at their zenith in our short history.  Politicians in both parties are in the main ignoring these issues and kicking responsibility to future generations. Our Federal government is spending other people’s money faster than collecting it.  Much faster.  And we are taking other people’s money | Read More »

    Braddock At The Monongahela

    Braddock At The Monongahela

      July 9, 1755. After an epic march of 43 days covering over 100 miles across the heart of the Appalachians, a mixed force of British regulars and colonial militia were closing in on Fort Duquense, a French stronghold at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers. This operation was part of an elaborate three-pronged offensive designed to secure the American frontier from French | Read More »

    The Left Has Won the Hearts and Minds of Youth

    Much has been written about the low voter turnout of those aged 18-30 and especially the 18-24 subgroup, the age category that takes in college students.  Although youth turnout has been historically low, the trends are getting worse.  Some have hypothesized that they are a group disengaged from society because they feel they have no stake in it.  Others note that many of today’s young | Read More »

    The depravity of the homosexual knows no bounds.

    Romans 2:5 But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God…. There are few things in this world that I fear, God is one of those things. His eternal punishment for refusing to accept the gift of eternal life through the death and resurrection of his | Read More »

    Sign the Petition: Obama Needs to Walk Away from Iran Nuclear Talks

    Sign the Petition: Obama Needs to Walk Away from Iran Nuclear Talks

    I usually don’t sign petitions, especially petitions on change.org, the Obama-fueled Justice League for Social Warriors.  I generally think starting petitions on that site is a useless gesture.  But viral petitions sometimes get press and move the needle on discussion points with this “My Legacy”-obsessed boy-who-wants-to-be-king. So if the left wants to give me a hypodermic, I may as well stick them with it. I | Read More »

    Illegal Immigration and Sanctuary cities getting moved to the front burner

    I have to say thanks to  Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) 82% for proposing this piece of legislation today. “The senseless murder of a young woman in San Francisco last week tragically illustrates that the politicization of the immigration debate has now swamped even common-sense efforts to protect public safety. It is unacceptable that cities would issue ordinances that explicitly aim to frustrate federal immigration laws that | Read More »

    Rep. Luetkemeyer Fighting for Smaller Government

    As conservatives, we often use RedState and other forums to express disappointment with the Republican Party, often forgetting those fighting in the trenches for smaller government. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) 54% is one of those rare members who has picked a good fight.  In particular, he is taking on the onslaught of job-killing red-tape and regulations from one of the most undemocratic | Read More »

    Does Illegal Immigration Increase Crime? We’re Asking the Wrong Question

    Does Illegal Immigration Increase Crime? We’re Asking the Wrong Question

    A recent poll from Rasmussen Reports finds that most Americans believe illegal immigration is increasing the level of serious crime in the USA. Fewer than 10 percent say it decreases the level of severe crime. In other words, most voters are siding with Donald Trump at this point. Not surprisingly, the remnant legacy media are up to their usual games, claiming that there’s no good | Read More »

    Democrats Want Big Government Crony Socialism – Why Are Some Republicans Giving It to Them?

    Look, we get why Democrats want to use the giant-ness of the federal government to punish their enemies and reward their friends. Crony Socialism is in their ideological DNA. And they grow government as huge as possible – to then have the largest possible weapon to wield. But why would Republicans help them with any of this? They are (allegedly) the Less Government Party. The | Read More »

    Maybe the CIA should hire Francisco Sanchez?

    It’s fascinating to watch how the MSM, and yes, even the conservative media, focuses on the key issues that are developing in the murder of Katherine Steinle by Francisco Sanchez, an illegal, in San Francisco. In descending order, this seems to be the sequence of media attention: 1. The tragedy  of this beautiful, innocent young woman murdered, in mid day,  while walking with her father | Read More »

    With Friends Like These: Stephanie Schriock

    In the 2008 presidential campaign, in what had to be a stroke of political genius, Barack Obama pulled off one of the greatest feats since the Great Oz fooled the people of the Emerald City.  His campaign brilliantly played the race card while Obama himself stayed above the fray.  Instead, that role was left to a cadre of supporters and a complicit media.  They created | Read More »

    Gun Grabber Father Pfleger Suing 3 Chicagoland Villages Over Chicago Gun Violence

    Father Michael Pfleger Radical nut job, Obama pal, and leading gun grabber Father Michael Pfleger, and a group of his fellow Chicago anti-gun zealots filed a lawsuit in Cook County Tuesday that seeks to punish three suburban Chicagoland villages because those villages, Lyons, Riverdale, and Lincolnwood have gun stores. In the suit Pfleger and his cohorts contend that the villages are in violation | Read More »

    New Candidate Alert! Former Gov. Jim Gilmore, Welcome to the Jungle

    Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore said today he’s planning  a run for the White House.  So, at this point we need to hear from people who were in Virginia during the time Jim Gilmore was Governor.  We can wiki till our knees give out and discover he was Governor when 9/11 took place and so he has a more than passing interest in homeland security and | Read More »

    Myra Adams: Trump, The Candidate For The Fed Up

    EXCLUSIVE TO REDSTATE The Republican Party is in desperate need of a media strategy to accommodate presidential hopeful Donald Trump as he quickly morphs into the candidate for the fed up. For the purposes of this piece the “fed up” are defined as concerned hard-working, tax-paying, mostly middle-aged American citizens who see their country slipping away even faster than Democrats’ support for Hillary Clinton. Over | Read More »

    By their Venn Diagram shalt thou know them…

    By their Venn Diagram shalt thou know them. (h/t:  CNN)

    On “Ideologies” and “Better Ideas”…

    …but sometimes with guns.

    Liberal Movement Leads To Destruction

    Over the last 50 years the progressive and liberal movement has steadily chipped away and altered the cultural and moral landscape of the United States. A number of progressives: Believe they have the right to do and have whatever their hearts desire, without considering negative impact on themselves, society and the law of nature. Believe selfish ambitions and sinful behavior are ok. Posses tolerance with | Read More »

    Obama Punk’d Again by Iran: Does He WANT Them to Get The Bomb?

    Obama Punk'd Again by Iran: Does He WANT Them to Get The Bomb?

    Any 3-year-old knows the difference between a parent shouting “one, two…….” and never getting to “three” versus grandpa who doesn’t put up with bad behavior, but it seems the Obama administration got bested by a toddler. Iran nuclear talks will continue “for the next couple of days,” a senior European diplomat said, effectively extending a Tuesday deadline set just a week ago. “We are still | Read More »

    The Republican Congress Should Protect Innovators

    You can only talk about so many “urgent,” “pressing,” or “huge” problems facing America before the rhetoric starts to wear thin and expose your true values, and that is exactly what is happening to President Obama in his call to overhaul our Constitutionally enshrined patent system. But Republican leaders in Congress are taking the bait, pushing for a vote within the next few weeks on | Read More »

    Government Crushes People – Then Writes Them Checks

    A computer programming maxim is “Garbage in – garbage out.” (C)omputers, since they operate by logical processes, will unquestioningly process unintended, even nonsensical, input data (“garbage in”) and produce undesired, often nonsensical, output (“garbage out”). No one or nothing produces more garbage than government. And their trash has nowhere to go except all over the private sector – us. The federal government alone spends almost | Read More »

    Will the Supreme Court Finally Take an Abortion Case?

    Let’s go back to Texas in 2013.  In that year, the Texas legislature passed H.B. 2, an omnibus bill to regulate abortion in the state.  This is the very law that led to the infamous filibuster by state senator Wendy Davis- she of pink sneaker fame.  She attempted to parlay that notoriety into a run for Governor, but was humiliated by Gregg Abbott in the | Read More »

    After lambasting Trump, Christie stupidly attacks Paul and Cruz

    After lambasting Trump, Christie stupidly attacks Paul and Cruz

    Chris Christie does not agree with Donald Trump’s recent comments about illegal immigrants: “I’ve said that the comments he made were inappropriate and have no place in the race, even though I like him, he’s been a friend for 13 years but sometimes even good friends of yours say things that you don’t agree with,” Christie explained during an interview with CBS This Morning. “I | Read More »

    Marita Noon: The best renewable energy investment

    With such favorable conditions, solar may seem like a fail-safe investment—which is exactly what Sunrun is hoping for with its new initial public offering (IPO), expected to raise about $100 million. After all, the Wall Street Journal’s (WSJ) reporting on the Sunrun IPO points to SolarCity’s success: “shares have soared more than sixfold since its 2012 IPO.”

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    Donald Trump: General Patton for President, 2016

    Now that he’s running for president, Donald John Trump reminds me more and more of George Smith Patton, Jr., the victorious World War II General who made the world safe for Liberals. Admired by most of his men and all Americans who wanted to stay that way, the great General Patton was despised by the weak and feared by the enemy. And he wasn’t even | Read More »

    An Open Letter to the Million-Dollar Abortive Mother

    An Open Letter to the Million-Dollar Abortive Mother

    Dear Million-Dollar Abortive Mother, I hesitate to call you a mother, since what you’re currently doing by threatening to abort your child unless pro-lifers send you a million dollars falls more in the vein of slave-traders, hijackers, and the “Saw” movies than motherhood.  But whether you choose to acknowledge it or not – and whether I think the title is deserved or not – you are, in | Read More »

    Los Angeles Radio Personality pushes to change Senate Rules to Allow Gun Control

    Remember Toomey-Manchin, the Obama/Bloomberg gun control legislation? And you remember how its defeat destroyed Obama’s momentum on amnesty, cap-and-trade, and the entire Obama legislative agenda? Toomey-Manchin — i.e. Obama/Bloomberg gun control — had 55 votes in the Senate. It had a majority. The reason it didn’t pass was that the Senate rules allowed the gun control legislation to be filibustered. And breaking the filibuster would have required | Read More »

    Words Used to Mean Things – Then Came Government

    We are a nation founded upon and (allegedly) governed by words. Beginning with – specifically, foundational-ly – the Constitution. Every syllable was by our Founding Fathers debated and carefully crafted. To ensure a limited, enumerated government, maximum freedom for We the People – and a document that clearly, concisely laid out these parameters. The Constitution is a “living, breathing document” – but with the amendment | Read More »

    New Hampshire’s Inside Joke: We Hate Vermont, so Bernie Sanders for President

    New Hampshire's Inside Joke: We Hate Vermont, so Bernie Sanders for President

    New Hampshirites—at least the pure ones—are barn-sour curmudgeons who choose people they think would jam a stick in the the rest of America’s eye, especially in Washington, D.C., which might as well be Moscow when you’re looking at it from Rochester or Amherst or even Wolfeboro (which has somehow become an enclave of the rich and powerful, because the Romneys like to vacation there). And | Read More »

    Don we now our Gay Apparel

    To begin the long claw-back to American Greatness, a single Senator can stand up, and give the following speech: “Mister President– I rise today to offer a simple Amendment to our beloved constitution. I am hopeful, given the progressive nature of this august body, that we will quickly pass this amendment, relay it to our colleagues in the House of Representatives, and send it out | Read More »

    What’s Love Got to Do With It?

    By now anyone who has some social media account should be aware, the ubiquitous LGBT rainbow and the “Love Wins” meme is all the rage.  I pride myself on having a wide variety of friends politically speaking, but I was unaware so many of them were so pro-same sex marriage.  By the number of profile picture changes from selfies to rainbow flags, rainbows with hearts | Read More »

    News from Georgia: dozens killed, hundreds maimed by fireworks…. wait, no they weren’t

    Georgia only recently legalized actual fireworks.  Erick has talked about the issue on his radio program before (WSB really needs to give him the 7:00 hour every night) arguing that Georgia needed to legalize the good fireworks.  We finally did, and last night, they were going off.  While I’m not best pleased that they upset my dogs (who have never encountered actual fireworks before and thought | Read More »

    Her Majesty

    Her Majesty

      As Moe Lane noted, Her Majesty is not content to be treated like royalty–Hillary demands unfettered fealty to her Crown by her minions of the press. In all fairness, that’s not a rope. It’s the zip line Hillary uses to glide right past, not taking any press Q’s… pic.twitter.com/tW46PksCSY — Brad Thor (@BradThor) July 4, 2015 This brought to mind a song that I think | Read More »

    Not a Smidgen of Media Bias

      (click for a larger image) That’s the front page of the New York Times for July 5, 2015.  The story on the left is about presidential candidates letting people take selfies of them.  Note that Candidate Grandma gets exactly four times the space of the four Republican candidates. But not to worry — there’s not a smidgen of media bias here. | Read More »

    No Wonder Ted Cruz Hates DC – He’s a Marvel Fan (VIDEO)

    Last week I had the chance to interview Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% backstage after his “Believe Again” event at Drake University in Des Moines. Considering Cruz’s reputation as an avid gamer, I decided to spice things up by challenging him to a chess match during the interview – doing my best to keep the former Princeton debate champ in check, while | Read More »