Ohio GOP: Our Conservative Critics are Secret Democrats
A recent Ohio Republican Party (ORP) hit piece framing Republican legislative candidate Tom Brinkman as someone who “voted with Democrats” is emblematic of the Party’s attempts to crush conservative opposition.
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Randall Munroe is right about the First Amendment
Randall Munroe went off on First Amendment issues in his xkcd comic last week. He’s absolutely right too, when he says “If you’re yelled at, boycotted, have your show cancelled, or get banned from an Internet community, your free speech rights aren’t being violated.
I would just suggest we need to take this further than I suspect he predicted.
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Book Review: One Nation Under God
One Nation Under God, by Amelia Hamilton, is a book aimed, ostensibly, at the very young. But though the rhyme and the illustrations are for children, what the book offers is something every member of American society could use a little more of these days. It’s a handy, and timely, reminder of some of the basic values and principles on which this nation is predicated, | Read More »
Easter 1916 And A Lesson For The GOP
The situation facing the Irish Republican faction in Ireland in 1916 was grim. Though thee movement had made immense strides towards Irish independence in the first decade of the 20th Century, World War I had bought it to a halt. Thousands of Irishmen joined the British Army at the outbreak of the war, many of them had died on the Western Front and at Gallipoli. | Read More »
Resurrection Sunday: Easter 2014
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they | Read More »
Great Video! Nevada Assemblywoman Faces Off With MSNBC Host Over Bundy Ranch
Yesterday, MSNBC host Chris Hayes interviewed Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, and the result was a fantastic bit of back and forth about the Bundy ranch situation. As Caleb notes at The Right Scoop, Fiore doesn’t cede ground to Hayes, nor does she let him lead her onto his own talking points. Instead she stays on target and comes across strong and uncompromising. At Hot Air, Jazz | Read More »
Holy Saturday and The Harrowing Of Hell
Holy Saturday. The third day of the Paschal Triduum, following the Last Supper and The Crucifixion, represents the Harrowing of Hell, the day that Christ brought final salvation to the righteous who had died since the beginning of time.
We accept that Socrates existed, though Socrates did not leave writings behind. A few people so intent on believing Jesus is imaginary have decided Socrates was too. These are largely weak minded fools. Socrates may have no writings on his own, but Plato, Xenophon and Aristophanes — all of whom we know existed — wrote about Socrates. We derive knowledge of Socrates from those who | Read More »
Ecce Homo: Good Friday 2014
And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. And sitting down they watched him there; And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. Now from the sixth hour there | Read More »
The Good Friday Show
At 4:00 pm ET, I will start my annual Good Friday radio show. This is a show a lot of RedState readers have tuned in to over the years. You can listen live here and later will be able to get a download of the show. You can call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK as well if you’d like to participate. The show will be live from | Read More »
Democrats Wage Lawfare on Republican Governors
One of the marks of a civil society is the relegation of political disputes to the political realm and not criminalize disagreements. This has historically been the downfall of third world countries as they attempt to move from totalitarianism or despotism to a more democratic form of government. If you are looking at a long prison term, or the gallows, if your political opponents win | Read More »
Jimmy Carter Invites the Money Changers Back to the Temple
And Jimmy entered the temple and invited in all who sold and bought in the temple, and he set up the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of politics,’ but you make it a den of rich contributors.” Going back to the nineties there have | Read More »
Kelo Decision A Rousing Success
Nine years ago the US Supreme Court, in an opinion authored by noted Second Amendment authority John Paul Stevens, eviscerated the “takings” clause of the Fifth Amendment. That decision, Kelo v. City of New London, essentially eliminated property rights so long as someone more powerful than the current owner wanted the land. New London, a city in Connecticut, used its eminent domain authority to | Read More »
HHS Set To Destroy Inexpensive Health Insurance Plans
While the administration has been touting the Potemkin-like success of Obamacare, fluffing numbers with churned enrollees and cooking the books so it is impossible to accurately evaluate what the program has accomplished, it has been quietly declaring war on anything that could be seen as providing a way for people to opt-out of Obamacare. The latest target is the fixed indemnity insurance market. Briefly, | Read More »
Christians Side With Mammon. Mammon Sided with Barabbas.
No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Matthew 6:24 “One thousand nine hundred eighty-one years ago today, the world chose to spare a criminal and crucify God himself.” 1,981 years ago today, the world put God on | Read More »