Conservative Activist Nina May’s Message To All GOP Presidential Candidates

    A friend of  mine, political activist and filmmaker Nina May, sent this essay to fellow conservatives and I thought it was worth sharing with RedState readers. I remember a conversation in 2011 with the advisor of a GOP presidential candidate as though it replays in slow motion with the sound effects of Psycho echoing in the background. It was after one of the debates where | Read More »

    Duke Energy Takes A Stand in North Carolina

    The escalation of federal, state, and local government overreach presents a constant threat that warrants oversight and accountability. Sometimes, however, these actions are so egregious that the impropriety is self-evident. Last month, North Carolina’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources nailed Duke Energy for an unprecedented $25.1 million fine for coal ash contamination of groundwater near the company’s Sutton Plant. This sets a historic record | Read More »

    The GOP’s Quest for a Losing Candidate in 2016

    The Republicans are clearly seeking a sure loser for 2016, so they can be assured of certain defeat. Let us help them focus properly, by analyzing the techniques of the great losers of the past—McCain and Romney. McCain heard his followers at a 2008 campaign rally plead with him to fight harder for the presidency—one man said: “…Frankly, we’re scared. We’re scared of an Obama | Read More »

    Morality According to the 3 Percent, Like Communism, ISIS

    The hullabaloo over false information being propagated about Indiana’s Religious Freedom and Restoration Act (RFRA) reveals a much more serious underlying problem in America. Morality according to the 3 Percent (the gay community in America) is defined by imposing conformity, control, coercion, and oppression over those who disagree with their definition of equality, fairness, tolerance, or even love. The 3 Percent’s “outrage” cannot be about | Read More »

    Gay Mafia II: The Sequel

    Gay Mafia II: The Sequel

    Just like the Godfather movie franchise, the Gay Mafia will have a sequel or two, as we see today in Gay Mafia II. Following the successful bullying of the spineless RINOs in Indiana, the Gay Mafia is making an impact on the GOP—which really does stand for Gutless On Principles—across the country. After witnessing the mafia-styled thuggery unleashed on lawmakers in Indiana when they passed | Read More »

    Obama’s Objective: Nationalize California’s Government-Made Water Disaster

    California – the Golden State that hasn’t been golden in decades. And has for decades been under the near total control of the Democrat Party. These two things are not unrelated. California has for the Reality-based community long been a perfect reverse barometer. Anything the state does – do the opposite, and success and prosperity will surely ensue. We like to juxtapose California and Texas. | Read More »

    The Hits Keep Coming from the Left

    In a tendency now bordering on suicide, the Left keeps proposing and sometimes enacting bills which violate the more important law of unintended consequences.  In my reading on the subject, I could come up with only one good unintended consequence of anything and it had nothing to do with any liberal policy or belief.  That unintended good consequence, in fact, had to do with the | Read More »

    ISIS Fighters Stricken with Serious Skin Disease. Judgment of God?

    ISIS Fighters Stricken with Serious Skin Disease.  Judgment of God?

    At first I thought this story was one of those far-fetched tales in WorldNetDaily or a parody from The Onion.  But it’s real. There’s a disease called leishmaniasis which is endemic to the Levant, meaning Israel, Jordan, Syria, Iraq.  It just so happens that ISIS inhabits the same area as this serious skin disease, which is spread by sand flies. I kid you not.  If | Read More »

    Tipping Point: The Lynch Nomination Will Set The Trajectory

    Victory feeds on itself. Similarly, defeat feeds on itself. When we broke up the “bipartisan” health care negotiations in the spring of 2009 — when we killed every word of Obama gun control — when we “blue slipped” amnesty legislation — we created a reverse-momentum that stymied Obama and changed history. Conversely, when the GOP leadership caved on the Cromnibus — when Mike Pence soiled | Read More »

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    America must stop funding Christian persecution around world

    United States taxpayers fund Christian persecution around the world with the nation’s existing foreign aid program of more than $30 billion a year. That brutal conclusion surfaces by examining Open Doors USA’s 2015 study on the most severe Christian persecution worldwide and compare it to the list of nations that receive U.S. foreign aid. Of the 50 nations identified in the Open Doors USA World | Read More »

    Marita Noon: The sun and the wind are free, but converting them to reliable electricity is expensive, if not impossible

    Without thinking of what works well in each situation, government has tried to apply a one-size-fits-all solution. Based on a phony narrative of energy shortages and global warming, err, climate change, renewables have been sold as the panacea. While they may be the right choice in a few cases, such as my cattle ranching friends, or even in the oil fields—which are one of the single biggest industrial users of solar power, many individual locales may be better served by coal, or natural gas, even nuclear, than by renewable power. But the mandates, or the EPA, have not taken that into consideration.

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    Generation Wuss

    Generation Wuss

     From the diaries… The unbridled hysteria over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was also directed toward places like the falsely reported “anti-gay” pizzeria, would not, I believe, have occurred ten years ago. Nonsense has always existed, but outrageous cries of discrimination have become mass-produced, are set off at the slightest inconvenience, and are fueled by omnipresent social media. Even though this is true: “…the | Read More »

    Gay Mafia whacks religious freedom in Indiana

    Gay Mafia whacks religious freedom in Indiana

    After radical left-wing homosexual activists forced the resignation of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich a year ago, liberal atheist Bill Maher of the HBO television program Real Time With Bill Maher, said that he believes in the existence and power of what he called the “gay mafia.” “I think there is a gay mafia. I think if you cross them, you do get whacked. I really | Read More »

    Progressives: Puritans with a Different God

    Progressives: Puritans with a Different God

    Indiana has gone from becoming a standard-bearer in the battle for religious liberty, to a routed coward who unhands the ensign, careful not to trip over the pole on the way to the rear. State versions of the federal RFRA are a red herring, which in no way inform legislative or social policy, except in very specific situations (such as a city council passing a | Read More »

    The Left: If It Makes Sense, Oppose It

    There is a propensity for those on the Left to oppose anything which makes commonsense.  This is a group of people who have labeled themselves “progressive,” but it appears their “progress” ended in the policies of the New Deal or the Great Society, policies that are 50-70 years old.  To them, time has stood still since 1938 or 1966 when realities of 2015 are very | Read More »

    A Poem: America Will Rally

    Only 2-4 potential candidates have this complete conservative agenda and of those only one other Rubio and Walker have EVER won an election in a competitive state and done it carrying independent voters.

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    America’s Future Questionable

         Most polls indicate America is heading in the wrong direction. The coming culmination of Barack Obama’s presidency indicates no genuine accomplishments and many grave failures. Even the pro-Obama press and media that have acted as personal cheering squads find it difficult to identify meaningful successes. Six years of the Obama Administration have left future generations with an almost insurmountable burden of over eighteen | Read More »

    Fools! He Had His Hour

    Fools!  He Had His Hour

    The division of the world was accomplished in seven days. The division was planned for eternity, and the instrument was prepared for 33 years, but the act itself happened in the span of a mere week. A week ago was Palm Sunday: the remembrance of the Lord Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem, as a King. Zechariah lived 586 years before Christ’s birth, and prophesied the | Read More »

    What Does the Shroud of Turin Prove about Easter?

    Re-posted from National Review  April 4, 2015   Is this the face of the man in the Shroud of Turin? Credit: History Channel – Real Face of Jesus? This weekend Christians around the globe will begin their annual celebration of Easter, or Resurrection Sunday, commemorating what they consider to be the greatest event in human history. The basis for the world’s | Read More »

    Indiana Fruit Flies

    But could Christians be missing some opportunities? I don’t believe in gay marriage—but then I don’t believe in Islam or the “allah” of it. If I am a baker and refuse to bake a cake for a gay wedding, why not refuse the same for a Muslim? Or a Hindu? Or Scientologists who might want a cake with ‘clear’ icing?

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    RINO Republicans will confirm Eric Holder 2.0

    RINO Republicans will confirm Eric Holder 2.0

      Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, it looks like Eric Holder 2.0 (i.e. Loretta Lynch) will be the next Attorney General of the United States thanks to Republican Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) 17% of Illinois—one of the Senate’s most reliable RINOs. I guess the Senate isn’t as racist as the Congressional Black Caucus claimed, but I digress. Now, you could argue that Kirk | Read More »

    Obamacare Tax Compliance May Be An Issue For the Poorest

    This year is the first year for which proof of health insurance, or payment of the “shared responsibility” tax/fee/penalty, is required to be accounted for on one’s tax return. But what happens when a person does not meet the income threshold to actually have to file their taxes? The Weekly Standard points out that a conundrum exists for the poor. Under Obamacare rules, the economically | Read More »

    The Watercooler ~ I oppose SSM because it’s Icky…so what?

    Is anyone else getting tired of parsing words and dissecting “legal opinions” to find permission to discriminate with dignity? I mean, surely we must be told what to think and why by our betters, right? To discriminate between right and wrong, good and bad, or sincere and hypocritical, is something that should only be left to the experts. Otherwise, all of us flyover-country rednecks will | Read More »

    The State of Christianity this Easter

    This Easter Season serves as a good time to reflect on the state of Christianity in the world.  For most of us Easter carries with it the image of Christ suffering on the cross and then rising gloriously from the tomb on Easter morning.  We think of crucifixion as a barbaric act of the distant past.  But this Easter brings with it memories of crucifixions | Read More »

    Obama’s War on the War on Terror

    Reprinted from Instigator News Network President Obama’s recent treatment of our “allies” reveals his true ideology, even to those dolts who’ve been taken in by his charade as a moderate. He has upgraded Iran from most treacherous enemy status to most esteemed ally, while consigning Israel to a slot somewhere between Russia and North Korea. Israel has endured a string of punishments administered by the | Read More »

    Dear Penn Jillette, How Much Do You Have to Hate Somebody to Encourage Their Sin?

    Not long ago, magician and all-around entertainer, Penn Jillette asked, “How much do you have to hate somebody to not proselytize? How much do you have to hate somebody to believe everlasting life is possible and not tell them that?” Jillette, a professed atheist, surprised many with his questions on proselytizing. However, in his recent CNN commentary on Indiana’s RFRA Law, he seems to have | Read More »

    Rural Woodsman Condemned For Prophetic Insight

    Spineless milksops are outraged at Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty over the most profound thing he may have ever said. At a prayer breakfast in Florida, the backwoodsman took direct aim at the ethical bankruptcy of moral relativism. In the example, Robertson postulated an atheist family where not only are the daughters raped, the wife decapitated, and the father threatened with bodily mutilation but where | Read More »

    On WMAL Radio: Iran is following North Korean Nuclear Playbook

    I was on WMAL Radio this week with Larry O’Connor regarding the Iranian nuclear deal. I explained how Iran is following the exact same playbook as North Korea used in buying time until they completed and tested their atomic bomb. North Korea’s tactics included claiming their program was only for peaceful nuclear power, kicking out and later re-inviting inspectors, making promises in exchange for removing sanctions and then breaking | Read More »

    Is Obama Going After Bloggers In His War On Whistleblowers And Transparency?

    In addition to the Obama Administration’s war on whistleblowers, their staggering lack of transparency seems to be escalating at an unprecedented pace. Last year 38 journalistic organizations sent President Obama a letter asking him to stop politically driven censorship of the media. Just a few days later 47 Inspector’s General sent letters to the House and Senate Government Reform Committees asking for their help in | Read More »

    The Politics of Easter

    I love my country.  I consider myself a patriot.  I believe that the United States has provided more people with more freedom and more opportunity than any other nation that has ever existed.  I think the United States has been blessed by God. Having said all that I must admit that I am only a citizen of this country in a transitory and momentary way | Read More »

    Why don’t Senate Republicans deem the Iranian “agreement” a treaty, and move directly to a ratification vote?

    Disclaimer: Whenever I have chosen to diary at Red State, I believe I am well-versed in the subject material. In this case, I’m not that sure..I do not profess to be a Constitutional scholar….but it appears that neither is the Congress. One of the major issues confronting our nation is the ever-increasing power of the Executive branch, and the apparent willingness of successive Congresses to | Read More »

    Reservations about Walker Amplified

    I believe I have been fairly consistent in claiming that I would probably be okay with voting for Walker, but he is not my first choice.  He has a record of fighting liberals and winning in a purple state on economic issues, HUGE plus mark for him.  However, I have a hard time believing he is conservative across the spectrum.  In many ways it is | Read More »

    Ted Cruz In Iowa: “Defending Religious Liberty Is Not A Fringe View”

    Speaking at a town hall event in Cedar Falls, Iowa Thursday Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%, the first official candidate running for President in 2016 on the Republican side, said that, “Defending religious liberty is not a fringe view” during remarks about the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act and Gov. Mike Pence’s signing of a clarification bill that some see as | Read More »

    Tired of Civil Rights

    Imagine if you would for a moment that you have worked hard and learned how to make violins.  Not just any violins, but fantastically wonderful violins.  You decide that you want to make the world a better place by building these violins and then selling them at an extremely low price (much lower than the market is asking for) to less than privileged high school | Read More »

    Ted Cruz In Iowa: We’ll Win In 2016 With “Bold Colors, Not Pale Pastels”

    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% of Texas was in Cedar Falls, Iowa Thursday as part of a swing through the first caucus state before heading to South Carolina Friday. During the town hall meeting Cruz said that he can win in 2016 by emulating Ronald Reagan’s 1980 campaign and by following the Reagan model of bold colors, not pale | Read More »

    The One Word That Will Win Ted Cruz the Nomination

    In last November’s election, the Republicans campaigned on just one issue. Extreme opposition to Barack Obama and his big government, liberty stealing agenda. They said “If you put us in power, we will stop him. There will be no amnesty and no Obamacare.” Many conservatives, myself included, actually got suckered into believing that, and worked tirelessly to give Republicans a majority in both the House | Read More »

    Indiana RFRA Rightly Protected Human Rights of Business Owners

    Some of the anger expressed about the RFRA in Indiana is antagonism with the whole idea of protecting religious liberty. Other issues result from specific elements of the legislation. It is highly disturbing to an observer in the forum of ideas to see that legislation supposedly produced as a consequence of thoughtful discussion of principles can be so readily discarded by supposedly principled leaders and | Read More »

    Is this the strongest response we can muster?

    It is said when when you are in a bar and someone is challenging you, and you do not have the opportunity to escape, you better prepare for battle. What you don’t do is try to reason with an assailant, because it is way too late for that. So, instead of throwing your hands up and pleading, you amp yourself up and get the adrenaline | Read More »

    Good Friday: Sunday’s Coming!

    Good Friday: Sunday's Coming!

    It’s Good Friday.  Why is it good?  Because Sunday’s coming!  Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.  Behold the King of the Jews, dying for the salvation of all! Matthew 27:1-57 Jesus Handed Over to Pontius Pilate 1 When morning came, all the chief priests and elders of the people plotted against Jesus to put Him to death. 2 And | Read More »

    ICANN, Meet Your New Master, the FCC

    The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), an executive branch agency within the Department of Commerce, sparked controversy last year when it announced its intent to transition its oversight of Internet domain names to “the global multistakeholder community.” The controversy is now over. The NTIA no longer has authority to relinquish U.S. control over the Internet domain name system. Though few seem to have realized it, the FCC assumed | Read More »

    The Inquisition 2.0

    The Inquisition 2.0 is a government-backed series of civil and criminal prosecutions designed to punish private citizens for behavior not in accordance with a new set of “enlightened” beliefs.  The Constitutional Congress enshrined protection for a set of beliefs directly out of the Age of Enlightenment.  Those beliefs were silent on slavery, women’s rights and other areas which were left to the States to determine | Read More »

    Take the Gloves Off in the Culture Wars

    There are a few people of faith and conviction who are still willing to stand up for their principles. Those people are being systematically punished. Careers are being ended, businesses are being destroyed, and lives are even being threatened by the enforcers of the selfish wave of belligerent decadence currently throttling society in the name of tolerance. As usual, conservatives are taking a high minded | Read More »

    The Great (Not!) Indiana Boycott

    Prior to the passage of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the polling company- Marist- released results of a poll they conducted on the issue from February 25th to March 1st.  In that poll, 54% of respondents agreed with the idea of a RFRA with 65% of respondents stating that no one should be fined or imprisoned if they have religious objections that conflict with | Read More »

    My Response to Being Made to Care

    In the sprit of civil discourse, I submit my response to Olive’s remarks. I will be forthright and declare at the outset that I do not approve of homosexual behavior. I do not approve of gay marriage, gay pride parades, or sounding from the rooftops any time a gay person accomplishes something for the first time. No amount of legislation, public pressure, government coercion, or | Read More »

    A three point plan

    I will make this short and sweet. I know a lot of people do not have the stomach for this, but here is my proposal for fighting back.   1. Boycott Walmart,  Angie’s List and any other corporation that has extorted Indiana. We need protests outside their  stores. Angie’s List would be a good place to start since their  headquarters is in Indiana. 2. The | Read More »

    Iconic Progressive Presidents and World Wars

    There is a disturbing pattern when it comes to iconic Progressive Presidents.  Woodrow Wilson presided over substantial changes to our system of government.  World War I occurred during his term.  Following the war he worked to shape the international order through the League of Nations. Franklin Roosevelt presided over some of the most sweeping changes in the size and scope of our government.  World War | Read More »

    Obama/Kerry:Peace In Our Time

    These are dangerous times. Politics and polling aside, we are seeing the end game of the Obama administration’s policy of withdrawal from the Middle East. Unlike Obama’s domestic legacy, Obamacare, which can be absorbed and corrected over time, the administration’s attempt to restructure the balance of power in the Middle East – away from our traditional allies in Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, and toward | Read More »

    Ted Cruz, In the Line of Fire

      I occasionally like to cite the old saying, “If you’re not getting flak, you’re not over the target.” Applicable in so many situations, it can now be applied to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%’s recent announcement that he’s running for president. At this early stage of the game, I’m not so interested in his platform, or his political record. But watching | Read More »

    Follow the Money: Angie’s List

    Follow the Money: Angie's List

    Most of us remember the Yellow Pages, but our kids look at us like we’re speaking a foreign language when we mention the tome of phone numbers that was our top reference for pressing service needs each day. Today, with services like Angie’s List, we have information at our fingertips anywhere. With their “Reviews you can trust” slogan, they have taken much of that uncertainty | Read More »