Life Prevails Despite Supreme Court Denial of Review in Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Case
Today, the Supreme Court declined to weigh into a case that had the potential to cripple or even shut down pro-life pregnancy centers in New York City.
Thankfully, the ruling of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Evergreen Association v. City of New York, which now stands as the final arbiter of the case, struck down two of three of the provisions of the law that we at the ACLJ challenged as unconstitutional. Though that court stopped short of striking the entire law, it now stands as merely a shell of the law initially proposed by abortion radicals to shutdown the lifesaving work of pro-life pregnancy centers.
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Mitt vs. Hillary: An Even Match
Re-posted from National Review Author’s Note: Before you all take my head off, read the entire piece and understand why this scenario could possibly unfold in 2016. Mitt Romney is keeping a very high profile this midterm-election season by campaigning coast to coast for Republicans, and two recent polls suggest why he might be encouraged to stay active in politics. Romney and his family say Mitt will | Read More »
A Tale of Two Washingtons
Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in the November issue of Townhall Magazine. By the time you are reading this, we will know the outcome of the midterm elections. The House of Representatives will stay in the hands of the Republicans, and many pundits have assumed for months that the Senate will switch hands. As summer turned into fall and voters turned their attention back to politics, polls started to | Read More »
Restoring Primacy To Our Constitution
This note is a brief introduction to a more COMPLETE chart version of an article about several recent examples of significant concern for American governance posted to Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/MarkS181/preserving-the-constitution-some-current-issues-solns-final-versn . Today, we are often “treated” to the harangues of those who decry our CONSTITUTION as “out of date” for modern times. But such harangues are ignorant of the full background of our Constitution. It’s a very | Read More »
Amendment 1 Would Stop the ACLU’s Californization of Tennessee
On Tuesday Tennessee voters will decide whether the Tennessee Constitution will remain more pro-abortion than the U.S. Constitution. Fourteen years ago the ACLU of Tennessee convinced the Tennessee Supreme Court to find a right to abortion under the state constitution. In Planned Parenthood of Middle Tennessee v. Sundquist, the ACLU argued that Tennessee’s Constitution, although its text is just as silent on abortion as its | Read More »
Tea Party Needs To See Big Picture
Let me start off by saying I agree with the principles of the Tea Party, keeping in mind there is no single “Tea Party.” I want limited government. I want our Constitution followed. I believe our Founders got it right, and that’s how we became the greatest country in the history of the world. That’s right. The United States of America is a great country. | Read More »
VOTE! There is simply NO (sane) alternative, especially for gun owners.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 is far more critical than many American gun owners realize. Electing genuinely pro-2nd Amendment lawmakers helps move good legislation forward, and stop bad bills in their tracks. But that’s just the beginning. In Alabama, a “good” bill (“Amendment 3”) is a referendum that protects right to carry and will appear on the November 4 state ballot. Virtually all pro-gun-rights groups support | Read More »
In researching healthcare costs, I had a conversation which was very eye-opening. There has been allot of media and print about the cost of healthcare in the last 3-4 years. Obamacare has contributed to the rash of information, facts and figures thrown at us. I decided to make a phone call and find out how much a common, generic “check-up” would cost. The adventure was | Read More »
Marita Noon: The oil price election connection
Regardless of possible Saudi meddling, the Senate leadership appears ready to shift. Once American voters make that decision, the OPEC leader will no longer have the incentive to inflict short-term pain on its own economic climate for long-term gain. Saudi Arabia will likely dial back production and the intentionally low price will stabilize—but not so much that it hurts the American economy.
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On Ebola, quoting U.S. Senator’s Own Words is “Fear Mongering at its Worst.”
On Friday, Republican Kevin Wade, nominee for U.S. Senate from Delaware, released a gripping and controversial television campaign ad challenging incumbent freshman Democrat Chris Coons on the handling of the Ebola threat. The ad is running in Delaware in a 30 second and 60 second version on broadcast TV and cable. Sen. Christopher Coons (D-DE) 0%’ Campaign Manager (surprise, surprise) condemned the | Read More »
Midterm Elections: Final Predictions
I have completed an analysis of all midterm races in every state this cycle. This started 30 days ago and ended yesterday, November 2nd, with Iowa. Since then, some races have changed a little. To recap, I predicted that the Republican Party would pick up a net total of one Governor’s office. In federal elections, they would pick up a net total of eight Senate | Read More »
Social Media Demonizing Lawful Gun Owners
Quite frequently on social media, those nuggets of popular culture, those memes, those news stories, are shared and reshared posts at Buzzfeed, the Daily Dot and sites like them. For good or for ill, these websites have become gatekeepers of what is supposedly happening “out there,” where “out there” is the whole of the network of networks that is the Internet. And this is a | Read More »
Obamacare, WW II and how hubris undermines citizen confidence in government
I recently heard a broadcast minute from Neal Boortz. He said the following: During the 3 1/2 years of U.S. involvement (in WW II), here’s what we manufactured: 8 battleships, 22 aircraft carriers, 48 cruisers, 349 destroyers, 420 destroyer escorts, 203 submarines, 4 million tons of merchant ships, 100,000 fighters, 98,000 bombers, 24,000 transport aircraft, 58,000 training aircraft, 93,000 tanks, 257,000 artillery pieces, 105,000 | Read More »
Tuesday is election day – last chance to compare: Jeff Gorell vs Julia Brownley in #CA26
It’s almost “GO” time for the November elections, and hopefully people are starting to pay attention and are looking to vet candidates to see who they’ll vote for. In California Congressional District 26, the candidates are incumbent Democrat and Obama favorite Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA) 16%, and Republican nominee and US Navy reserve Commander Jeff Gorell. Brownley would agree to only one | Read More »
The Christians are Coming: an appeal to Church Going Christians
…there are an array of organizations aiming to boost voter turnout among Church going Christians this Tuesday. If they are successful in boosting turnout, an upset reelection surprise may be in store for the moderate GOP Governor Corbett.
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What should the free markets allow you to sell without government intervention? An ownership in a legal claim?
When does the government need to step in and restrict prices that personal property can be bought and sold for? If the U.S. Constitution provides protection for economic liberty, should the government ever be involved? These questions are evoked when reviewing consumer rights to sell small portions of their claims (known as legal funding) and insurance companies representing defendants that oppose a liquid market for consumers to exercise these rights.
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Week 44 Chronological Bible Reading and Week 21 New Testament Reading
Week 44 November Monday 03 Matt 20:29-34; 26:6-13; Mark 10:46-52; 14:3-9; Luke 18:35-19:28; John 11:55-12:11 Tuesday 04 Matt 21:1-22; Mark 11:1-26; Luke 19:29-48; John 12:12-50 Wednesday 05 Matt 21:23-22:14; Mark 11:27-12:12; Luke 20:1-19 Thursday 06 Matt 22:15-46; Mark 12:13-37; Luke 20:20-44 Friday 07 Matt 23; Mark 12:38-44; Luke 20:45-21:4 Saturday 08 Matt 24:1-31; Mark 13:1-27; Luke 21:5-27 Sunday 09 Matt 24:32-26:5, 14-16; Mark 13:28-14:2, 10-11; | Read More »
Xenophobia? Really, Liberals?
Let’s start with the term “xenophobia” (and related to it, “xenophobic” and “xenophobe”). Liberals love to refer to Conservatives as vicious xenophobes, but I’ve yet to hear a cogent, illegal immigration-activist definition of xenophobia, which historically (since 1969) meant, “an extreme and irrational aversion to people from other countries.” By their definition, what exactly is xenophobia? What constitutes a xenophobe or makes one xenophobic? Once | Read More »
Why people cannot sit out the 2014 MidTerms
If you are in a heavy RED part of the State – you cannot take your vote for granted! Likewise if you are in a heavy BLUE part of the/your State, margins of wins/loses matter and whether they can be made up across a State in Statewide races! You must get out and vote for all the GOP Candidates on the Michigan (or ANY | Read More »
Midterm Races in Iowa
We have finally reached the end of the road and it ends in Iowa. The retirement of Democratic incumbent Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), one of the most liberal Senators, has created a race of massive importance and one that the Democrats believed was their’s to win when Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) announced his intention to run for | Read More »
I’m going to admit you into my circle of trust here, by telling you a secret. A Secret of the First Order, like the Unified Field Theory, the God Particle, or the Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything. Ready?
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Read What Planned Parenthood Supporters Really Think About Children
CAUTION/NSFW: Vulgar language is used in the comments. While perusing the Planned Parenthood Action Facebook page, I noticed someone had posted a comment advocating that taxpayer money be cut off from the organization. In the volley of comments that followed, I got to read the true nature of the most steadfast defenders of Planned Parenthood and abortion, which I proceeded to screenshot. Again, there is | Read More »
Michelle Obama Falsely Claims Illinois Leads Nation In Job Creation
Michelle Obama At a Democrat Party get out the vote campaign rally in Moline, IL Saturday for Gov. Pat Quinn, Sen. “Little” Dick Durbin, and congresswoman Cheri Bustos First Lady Michelle Obama said that Illinois was leading the nation in job creation. According to the Senate Joint Economic Committee Illinois added 18,400 jobs in September. By contrast the great state of Texas created | Read More »
NARAL, SBA List, and the Condompocalypse
This week NARAL launched what may be the most hysterical – in both meanings of the term – ad of the cycle. Given the strong efforts of the Wendy Davis campaign in Texas, this is no small accomplishment. NARAL’s ad claims that Colorado’s Republican Senate candidate Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) 63% would “ban” contraceptives, leading to a run on condoms that would leave | Read More »
Progresssives Demand It- TAKE a Woman to Vote
I just received a political e-mail from a group of people, mostly women from what I can determine from the message, who appear to be more than a little conflicted. The group calls itself “Better Georgia,” and the authors of the e-mail, Amy Morton and Lauren Benedict, were kind enough to acknowledge that that they know I’m busy. Then they went on to tell me | Read More »
Complaint: Maggie Toulouse Oliver misused government website to campaign for herself
Another instance of [alleged] inappropriate activity from Maggie Toulouse Oliver Could it be that Maggie Toulouse Oliver has been more than simply using her Twitter account to engage in what appears to be illegal electioneering!? It seems that according to Maggie Toulouse Oliver, using any tool to get an edge and win an election is worthwhile and to be taken advantage of. Is this the | Read More »
2014 Performance Evaluation of Congress: You’re Fired.
This election, are you better or worse off than you were before President Obama took office? CONSIDER HEALTHCARE. The Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, was President Obama’s single legislative accomplishment, passed solely by Democrats. President Obama knew in 2010 that nearly 93 million Americans would lose their existing health insurance plans. That’s nearly one third of Americans. In addition to the millions who lost | Read More »
Mid Term Election Outcome
Well are three days out from election day and it looks as though the GOP gains RCP predicts for Governors and Senators. Republicans are going to gain 7 seats in the Senate, there will probably be 1 net governor gain depending on Illinois and we’re going to wipe the floor with every democrat that represents a conservative district. All in all this isn’t going to be | Read More »
Rasmussen Has Shaheen up by 7 points
I have been watching this race very closely. Brown had closed a 20 point g and then for a time pulled ahead only to settle back to a tie in recent weeks. now Rasmussen’s latest poll shown Shaheen up by 7. I know New Hampshire is “fickle”
50 Years of Failure: The Nation-Wide Political Ad Elbert Guillory Should Do Next
Below is a script for an ad that I believe can go nationwide, directly aimed at the African American (and every other) community. The cast should be African American adults from all walks of life, of all ages, including politicians, e.g. Mia Love, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) 76%, Elbert Guillory, Artur Davis, etc. It may be longer than 30 or 60 seconds | Read More »
Midterm Races in Georgia
Before looking at the races, it is important to note the well-publicized efforts of the Democratic Party to turn Texas blue. I have argued in the past that this is a less likely scenario than them turning Georgia blue. The changing demographics of Georgia is the key factor. This will not be an overnight happening, but more likely to occur by 2024. All that being | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Elbert Guillory Confronts Democrat Racism in Georgia and North Carolina. Awesome
Watch this purely awesome ad by Elbert Guillory — the Louisiana state senator who switched to the Republican party a couple years ago — as he confronts Michelle Nunn’s hypocrisy. These kinds of ads need to be run all over the country. Here’s another one calling out Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC). Here’s a link to Guillory’s website promoting “Republican values in | Read More »
The Redstate Contributors’ GOTV Talking Points Open Thread
I hope that all of you here will share you GOTV (that’s “Get Out Out The Vote”) efforts in this crucial election. How many phone calls did you make? How many doors did you visit? If you live in a very red or very blue district, how many calls did you make for other conservative candidates not in your district? Me? I’ll confess I called | Read More »
Dan Bongino Powerfully Demolishes the “War on Women”
I felt that I needed to share this short post recently put out by Maryland congressional candidate Dan Bongino on his Facebook page. The post combines emotion and truth to strike at the heart of the absurdity that is the liberal creation known as the “war on women.” After a long day of campaigning in the rain I just returned from the grocery store. Diapers | Read More »
Landrieu, by extension, admits to being a bigot
As the midterm campaigns round the bend for the home stretch, it’s not difficult to surmise which candidates are feeling uneasy. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) in Louisiana is squirming, and because there is nothing of substance that she can run on, she decided to go to the back of the play book and deploy a Democrat party failsafe – the race | Read More »
VA is a disaster, and we are partly to blame.
“But if we were in charge, things would be different.” I want it to be so, but with the current anti-liberty crowd, it’s just not the case. Republicans don’t advocate for liberty enough, but they sure as heck advocate for votes. Pandering by both sides is at an all time high, yet our Founding Fathers warned us repeatedly about expecting the government to be the | Read More »
What do Barack Obama and Sammy Davis, Jr have in common, and how does it impact Hillary?
The great Frank Sinatra headlined at the old Sands Hotel in Las Vegas for many years, during the heyday of the “Rat Pack.” In 1966, “Sinatra at the Sands,” a LIVE recording was released. It is, simply put, superb. If you’ve never heard it, and enjoy the old standards, you’re in for a rare treat. One of the tracks is a twelve minute monologue by | Read More »
Clinton: In search of minions
Clinton wants her audience to follow her blindly.
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Midterm Races in Alaska
There are three races in Alaska this year- the at large congressional seat, a gubernatorial election and a Senate election. As for that congressional seat, incumbent Rep. Don Young (R-AK) 46% will take on Democrat Forrest Dunbar. This is the least interesting of the three races and Young should win this race. As for the gubernatorial race, incumbent Republican Sean Parnell finds | Read More »
Incomprehensible Immigration Reform
“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet | Read More »
No Obligation To Watch The World Series
The closing segment of the 10/26/2014 episode of Fox News Sunday lamented the decline in the ratings of the World Series over the past few decades. A number on the panel yammered on about that being statistical evidence of Americans no longer being able to delay gratification. Where is it written anywhere that Americans are required to enjoy baseball? Is as much concern expressed on | Read More »
Maybe it is a lingering reaction to the surprise loss of Mitt Romney in 2012. Maybe it is a suppressed memory of the Democratic near-sweep of contested Senate seats in 2008. Maybe it is fear of Charlie Brown-like disappoint after six years of Barack Obama and Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 14%. Despite all of the good signs, there is still plenty of | Read More »
less wrong = more right
I hear many conservatives lamenting the state of the Republican party, and Lord knows, I, too lament. It saddens, disappoints, and vexes me that conservatives are so reluctant to push an agenda that will be necessary to reverse the damage done since the end of the Reagan administration. I genuinely believe that a sustained effort, years, of educating people of the consequences of liberalism and | Read More »
Maggie Oliver New Mexico Secretary of State hopeful campaigns illegally?
Would Secretary of State hopeful and Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie T. Oliver use her position to give her own dark money allies and friends a leading edge? Just two days after tweeting a comment about supporting “accountability in elections” (this tweet alone is misleading hypocritical due to the support of dark money organizations Oliver receives), Democrat nominee for Secretary of State Maggie T. Oliver, tweeted | Read More »
Being a Woman is Awesome and Crazy and Awesome!
Why do feminists want to get rid of all this? I don’t want to be a guy. Don’t get me wrong – I love guys!
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WV Democrat Party Leaders Using Intimidation to Get Out the Vote
Now that we are in the final stretch, Democrat Party leaders in West Virginia are turning to intimidation to get out the vote.
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Midterm Races in Arkansas
Arkansas is an important state this year which has recently grown in importance if that were possible. There is a hotly contested gubernatorial and Senate race and two of the state’s congressional seats, currently held by Republicans, have become interesting. The First District and Third District are safe Republican holds. The interest lies in the open Second and Fourth Districts with [mc_name name=’Rep. Tim Griffin | Read More »
Spinning a Loss
A recent article by E.J. Dionne in the Washington Post is indicative of the fantasy world of the average liberal. In that article, in some bizarre preemptive attempt to explain anticipated Democratic losses in the Senate, he presents “four underappreciated facts” that need some explaining. The first is the number of Democratic seats that are not in play at this point. He notes that the GOP | Read More »
If you think about attracting women, one of the things they look for in a guys is being fun. Many guys gets too nervous or insecure around women and rarely allow the women to relax and have fun around him. One of the fastest way to have fun with women is to flirt with them, of course. You can tease them and be playful. And | Read More »
Pentagon: Latest F-35 Deal Shaves Unit Costs by 4%
The Pentagon and Lockheed Martin announced a new production contract for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter this week, with the new purchase deal cutting costs for each aircraft by close to four percent. The contract will include the Defense Department procuring 43 F-35 jets. From DoD Buzz coverage: Under the previous production contract, the Pentagon in 2013 agreed to pay $112 million per | Read More »