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Matthew Clark Matthew Clark is Associate Counsel for Government Affairs and Media Advocacy with the ACLJ. A lifelong citizen of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Matthew Clark lives with his wife and three boys in Northern Virginia. Matthew Clark is a contributor to the ACLJ's Docket Blog, the Washington Post, the Washington Times, the Washington Examiner, The Daily Caller, and other publications on critical constitutional and policy matters facing our nation and the fight for human rights worldwide. Previously, Matthew Clark served as Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Walter S. Felton, Jr., Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia. Matthew Clark has been blogging about politics and policy for nearly a decade.

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    The American Voter isn’t “Stupid” – The American Voter was Lied to

    The architect of ObamaCare was just caught on camera calling the American people “stupid.”

    Jonathan Gruber, the principle designer of the President’s prized health care law and former paid consultant for the Obama Administration, admitted what the Left thinks about the American people, saying that the only reason that they were able to pass ObamaCare was “the stupidity of the American voter.”

    But it’s not that he’s calling us “stupid” that is so outrageous; it’s that we were lied to.

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    Lawn Care, Dry Cleaning and 7 Other Things More Money is Spent on Than Politics

    The Left, licking its wounds from its stunning defeat this week at the polls, has gone back to incessantly complaining about the amount of money in politics.

    It is estimated that $3.7 billion dollars was spent this election cycle. To the Left, this is a horrible, terrible, no good, dirty, astroturfing.

    But the irony of all the decrying from the Left is just how little, comparatively, we spend on politics.

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    How the Supreme Court’s Latest Grant Could Cripple ObamaCare

    The Supreme Court announced today that it would hear a major ObamaCare case that could deal a crippling blow to President Obama’s prized pro-abortion health care law.

    With a newly elected pro-life Senate, a major challenge to ObamaCare subsidies at the Supreme Court, and the news that these subsidies are directly paying for abortion, the President’s prized pro-abortion reconfiguration of America’s health care landscape may be in serious jeopardy.

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    There’s No Such Thing as a “Self-Radicalized” Islamic Terrorist

    “Self-radicalized.”

    It’s a term you are bound to hear a lot of, along with “lone wolf” and “recent convert to Islam,” in the wake of two separate terrorist attacks in Canada and one in New York City last week.

    Yet there is no such thing, and the label, more than mere semantics, trivializes and belies the reality we face.

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    Federal Court Puts Road Block in the Way of Justice for Conservatives Targeted by the IRS

    The fight for justice is never the easy road, and it doesn’t always win the first round.

    Yesterday a federal district court dismissed two lawsuits (at least a majority of the claims) brought on behalf of conservative groups who were targeted by the IRS.

    Unfortunately, the court’s ruling is based on what we believe is a mistaken interpretation of the law that would allow corruption to continue unfettered at the highest levels of federal government and deny justice to those who had their constitutional rights violated.

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    Canada Comes Face to Face with ISIS and Radical Islamic Jihadist Terror

    It was only a matter of time, but now Canada, a strong ally of the United States and freedom, has been struck with the brutal reality of radical Islamic jihadist terror.

    This week not one but two separate terrorist attacks on Canada’s military personnel have ravished the country.

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    Pakistan Sentences Christian Mom Asia Bibi to Death for “Blasphemy” over a Cup of Water

    A committed Christian. A mother of five. A loving wife. A servant of all.

    But will she also be a martyr?

    That’s Asia Bibi. She’s been sentenced to death by hanging under Pakistan’s Shariah blasphemy law.

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    The Radical Left Celebrates the Success of Their Deception Over Abortion

    It’s one of the most heartbreaking things I’ve ever read.

    A woman about to abort her unborn child wrote a sadly naive letter to her child, which she refers to as her “Little Thing”. She is clearly deceived, fallen victim to the abortion distortion pushed by the radical left in the media and our society today. And the Culture of Death is reveling in her deception and pain.

    Devastatingly, this woman truly believes that the life she is about to take is not a life at all, and that she will have another opportunity to have this same child sometime later. She honestly believes she’s doing the right thing.

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    ISIS in Our Midst – An Open Border is an Invitation to Terror

    For years we’ve heard the threat that our porous border with Mexico could become a free pass for terrorists to enter America.

    Now that threat appears to be a reality.

    There are numerous reports that ISIS terrorists have crossed our southern border and are now in America.

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    Does President Obama’s Plan to “Degrade and Destroy” ISIS Include Releasing GITMO Detainees?

    Even in the midst of an all out war with ISIS’s jihadist army in Iraq and Syria, President Obama is still insistent on closing GITMO, even if it means releasing more detainees.

    There is no way around it; this is a fundamentally flawed and devastatingly dangerous strategy.

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    Shining the Light of Truth into Dark Places

    I’ve noticed a disturbing trend among Christians today to shy away from confrontation, to hide behind our own personal religious views, keeping them private.

    We don’t want to offend anyone. So many Christians tone down arguments so much we are nearly silent.

    We’ll speak out in private church groups with our friends about the taking of innocent human life (i.e. abortion), our Judeo-Christian heritage as a nation, or the cultural ills that ensnare our society. But so many Christians today would never dream of publicly speaking out for fear of offend an abortionist, an angry atheist, or the totalitarian “tolerance” police.

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    IRS Cover-Up: IG Report Exposes IRS Lying to American Public

    A new Inspector General (IG) report general report exposes yet more abuse and cover-up at the IRS.

    In response to a report (from the same IG’s office) detailing the IRS targeting scandal, the American public demanded to know the truth. The American people sent in numerous FOIA requests, and the IRS concealed pertinent information at least 336 times.

    If that’s not a cover-up I don’t know what is.

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    U.S. Soldiers in “War” with ISIS Not Eligible for Medals?

    With 1,600 military “advisers” on the ground in Iraq, 2,300 of our troops being deployed to the Middle East as a “special purpose marine air ground task force,” and ongoing airstrikes being conducted in Iraq and Syria against ISIS’s jihadist army, it is absolutely stunning that our military personnel are NOT eligible for certain military medals.

    Why? Because the Obama Administration refuses to call our fight against ISIS terror a military campaign.

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    “We the People” is an Everyday Celebration of Liberty

    No one sentence could better sum up the American spirit than the opening line of our Constitution. For 227 years these words have served not just as a set of guiding principles for our nation, but as the building blocks for the greatest democracy the world has ever known.

    But let me ask you a simple question. Have you ever read the Constitution?

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    President Obama’s 9/10 Strategy in a 9/11 World

    The sad irony of President Obama’s September 10th address to the nation on ISIS is that he laid out a 9/10 strategy in a 9/11 world.

    Thirteen years ago, we awoke on 9/11 and the world had changed. We awoke to the reality of radical Islamic jihad and its commitment to destroy America. Now we face an even greater jihadist threat. Have we forgotten so quickly as a nation?

    President Obama unabashedly asserted that ISIS isn’t Islamic. Yet it’s Islamic to its core, establishing a caliphate – an Islamic State – across large swaths of Iraq and Syria.

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