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    Our Lives, Our Fortune, Our Sacred Honor

    Our Lives, Our Fortune, Our Sacred Honor

    Two hundred thirty seven years ago, our forefathers sat in a hot room with closed windows arguing over the future of the thirteen colonies they represented. For a while they had thought of reconciliation with their motherland. But over time it became clear that neither King nor Parliament were interested in anything other than submission. These fifty-six men did what had not been done before | Read More »

    But Won’t People Die?

    They told us we had to do it. We had to rush through Obamacare; passing it to find out what was in it, as Nancy Pelosi told us. We had to do it and it could not wait because lives were depending on it. We needed to save lives and we needed to provide women access to birth control. Suddenly, yesterday, the Obama Administration announced | Read More »

    Abortionists Declare Their Team: Chant “Hail Satan” As Christians Sing Amazing Grace

    This is staggering to behold.As Texas gears up to push legislation that would prohibit late term abortions — those conducted after 20 weeks — Christian activists in the Texas State Capitol sang “Amazing Grace.” Abortion rights activists, there to support killing kids, tried to shout down the Christians by chanting “Hail Satan.”Yes, there is video.Remember, these people support the party that booed the inclusion of | Read More »

    Dear GOP: Don’t Get Cute With This

    The President has decided to scrap the employer mandate in Obamacare. It is questionable if he actually can do this without Congress okaying it. But no one will challenge him. The scrapping is really a delaying until after the election.Republican strategists are already opining that we should fight to repeal the individual mandate too. What’s good for employers should be good for people after all.Republicans, | Read More »

    Go Rogue or Go Home

    Go Rogue or Go Home

    Much has been made about Sarah Palin’s comments on going third party. I just have one problem with the comments about Governor Palin’s remarks. Though she was answering a question about going third party, I did not and still do not interpret her remarks as expressing an outright willingness to go third party. Governor Palin has long been a disruptive candidate and, as a disruptive | Read More »

    Africa Must Remain Poor With No Power or the World Will Boil Over

    Africa Must Remain Poor With No Power or the World Will Boil Over

    On June 29, 2013, President Obama participated in the “Young African Leaders Initiative Town Hall” in Johannesburg, South Africa. Toward the very end of his remarks, he said something very telling about his world view: We’re going to all have to work together to find ways in which collectively, we reduce carbon but we make sure that there’s some differentiation so that countries that are | Read More »

    The Real World and the Chart

    Paul Krugman wishes to disprove something I wrote the other day.In this post I wrote: The sage of creased pants bipartisanship, David Brooks, reports on Jesus’s letter to the Corinthians. Thomas Friedman, the guru of globalism reduced to ridiculous phrases with no meaning yells at train stewards for not clearing his plate fast enough. And the Washington to New York crowd laps them all up | Read More »

    Rick Perry Praises Wendy Davis. Political Left Gets Outraged

    Rick Perry had kind things to say about Wendy Davis at the National Right to Life meeting going on in Dallas. In his speech he noted: In fact, even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances, the daughter of a single mother and a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve | Read More »

    The Latest George Soros Group: The Evangelical Immigration Table

    A number of evangelical leaders in America joined on to the Evangelical Immigration Table early. They felt a calling and need to help. But more and more of them are backing away now that they know it is just another left-wing George Soros funded group designed to appear both moderate in its intentions and ecumenical in its outreach.It is not.In fact, as Marjorie Jeffrey writes | Read More »

    Yes, You Will Be Made to Care

    You will be made to care about gay marriage. You may think it does not affect you or will not affect you or you can support it and leave well enough alone, but you cannot. The secular left and aggressive gay rights activists will not allow you to. You must either fully embrace it or be shunned. You may think it does not affect your | Read More »

    Call Them Back, @GovernorPerry [update]

    UPDATE: Governor Perry has called them back effective July 1st.————–When last the Republicans filibustered anywhere, it was Rand Paul who led Mike Lee of Utah, Ted Cruz of Texas, and others to filibuster over the use of drones against Americans in the United States. The Democrats chose to filibuster legislation that would save the lives of American citizens. It is telling.Last night in Texas, white | Read More »

    Why America Hates Washington

    I sat in the first class section of the Acela Express once from New York to Washington. I was on a book tour and the publisher was whisking me from New York to DC for events. Thomas Freidman sat diagonally from me. His single seat backed up to where the First Class Stewards worked. As the train pulled into DC, the overworked steward hadn’t taken | Read More »

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    Marco Rubio Steps Closer to an Obama Hug

    Marco Rubio Steps Closer to an Obama Hug

    You may remember lessons when you were a child by your parent or Sunday School teacher that doing bad things leads to a life of ruin. That telling one little white lie often leads to other lies to cover up the first one, which can lead to worse things. Which brings me to my disappointment in Marco Rubio and how he came to support the | Read More »

    The Stories They Told

    The Stories They Told

    Republicans (and red state Democrats) used to tell voters amazing things about their opposition to amnesty. Then they got elected and supported legislation that actually weakens border security and puts people on a path not just to legalization, but to citizenship, before ever securing our borders.1. Rubio: “I would vote against anything that grants amnesty because I think it destroys your ability to enforce the | Read More »

    Update on Senate Whip List

    I previously provided a whip list of Senators to reach out to on immigration in the Senate. With the first major test on the issue, Hoeven-Corker, over, I’ve updated the list, added a couple of names, and noted how they voted. Please note on a few there are some editorial comments on their positions. Those comments are provided by those involved directly in the fight | Read More »