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1208, 2015

Supporting Planned Parenthood

By |August 12th, 2015|Health, National, South Carolina, State|Comments Off on Supporting Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood should have been defunded long ago.
But, waiting on Congress to defund Planned Parenthood is a bit of a cop-out and even a bit hypocritical if you, yourself, are personally funding them. Are you?

Let’s say you had an ugly plant in your house that your mother-in-law gifted to you. It’s a really ugly plant and you are certain she knew that when bringing it into your home and now you want nothing more than for that plant to die so you can toss it out in the trash. Even though you have declared this, your spouse continues to water the plant and you keep asking your spouse to stop, even blaming them that the plant still lives. But, you also have two children and any time they ask you for a cup of water you give it to them, knowing full well they are going to go water the plant but you just don’t want to tell your children “no.” So, how exactly are you or your spouse supposed to kill the plant if you keep watering it through your children?

In this same manner, even if Congress removes funding, how many of you are still supporting the existence of Planned Parenthood though someone else?

For quite a few years I participated in Susan G. Komen fundraising events, but in 2010 when I found out they had been responsible for giving as much as $7.5 million to Planned Parenthood I immediately dropped my support and even felt physically ill over the fact that I had […]

1307, 2015

#15 Scott Walker

By |July 13th, 2015|National, Politics, Presidential|1 Comment

Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin became the fifteenth candidate to enter the GOP Presidential Primary race today and he made the announcement on social media.
Sponsored by Dark Horse Strategy Group:

I will admit I have some bias as Walker is currently my number one candidate of choice, but I believe his campaign just made a critical error with this summertime announcement.

Anyone who has ever run any campaigns will understand just how “dry” the summer can be. The amount of effort you have to expend to get anyone to pay attention is enormous when you are months out from an election, but the timeframe between Memorial Day and Labor Day is the worst time of all.

Campaign resources are very difficult to come by, as there is simply never enough, especially in a field this crowded… and to spend those resources trying to get the attention of voters while everyone is focused on their children being out of school, vacations, weekend yard work, summer projects, etc, is a fool’s errand. This is why we always recommend candidates suspend their public campaigns during this time frame and focus on strategy, developing materials, crafting messages, shooting videos for later use, recording audio for later use, or about anything and everything other than trying to force the square peg into a round hole in your attempt to get people to pay attention among their summertime distractions.

The Walker camp must have found itself in a difficult position; not ready to announce before Memorial Day and the first presidential debate scheduled for August 6, 2015 (which will obviously happen prior to Labor Day). So can you blame the campaign for making the announcement? Yes… still the wrong thing to do. You MUST […]

2706, 2015

Aiming at Religion

By |June 27th, 2015|Culture, National, Religion|Comments Off on Aiming at Religion

Prediction for the next battle for the LGBT community:
Religion via Direct Destruction of the Church

They will demand to be married in the church and the government will force this by threatening the removal of the church’s 501c3 non-profit status if the church doesn’t go along…

They claim they are doing all they do in the name of love – “you can’t help who you love” has been repeated over and over in their battle in a lame attempt to identify their cause as a noble one. But, you can’t love your country and want to tear it apart like this, you can’t love children and demand this lifestyle be forced upon them and taught to them in public schools, you can’t love a traditional family and want to redefine it, you can’t love the institution of traditional marriage and disrespect it the way you do, you can’t love the majority of people and force your will upon them, you can’t love capitalism when you file lawsuits so businesses are forced to work for you, you can’t love our Constitution and want to violate state’s rights, you can’t love democracy and enjoy turning over the will of the voters in the courts, you can’t love the Bible and live the life you do…

All-in-all, sounds like the LGBT community and those who support them are more about hating what the majority of us value.

When I’ve previously expressed how I view these people, I’m told that I am being “hurtful” among other things they call me. Look at everything they are willing to destroy in order to validate their own immorality… and I’m the bad guy?

2606, 2015

Mental Illness Legalization

By |June 26th, 2015|Culture, Judicial, National, Politics|1 Comment

Highest court makes it legal for the mentally ill
to push their deranged fantasies upon the masses.
In another slap to Christianity and the will of the majority of people in this country, the Supreme Court decided in a 5 to 4 split that the Constitution creates special rights for sexual deviants to redefine marriage.

The Supreme Court, up until today, had never in the history of this country taken up a case on marriage or family law.

Scalia dissented with:
I join the chief justice’s opinion in full. I write separately to call attention to this Court’s threat to American democracy. The substance of today’s decree is not of immense personal importance to me. It is of overwhelming importance, however, who it is that rules me. Today’s decree says that my Ruler, and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court. Until the courts put a stop to it, public debate over same-sex marriage displayed American democracy at its best. But the Court ends this debate, in an opinion lacking even a thin veneer of law.

The Constitution promises liberty to all within its reach, a liberty that includes certain specific rights that allow persons, within a lawful realm, to define and express their identity.

The Supreme Court of the United States has descended from the disciplined legal reasoning of John Marshall and Joseph Story to the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie.

And to allow the policy question of same-sex marriage to be considered and resolved by a select, patrician, highly unrepresentative panel of nine is to violate a principle even more fundamental than no taxation without representation: no social transformation without representation. But what really astounds is the hubris reflected […]

1106, 2015

Flying Blind – Legislative Sell Out

By |June 11th, 2015|Government Regulation, National|Comments Off on Flying Blind – Legislative Sell Out

TPP sells our country off to China. Really?

What else does it do?

It grants amnesty to all illegals, outlaws Christianity, encourages mass abortion, legalizes gay marriage for the world, and makes Obama Emperor of the new China-owned North American Territory previously known as the USA.

Are you afraid yet?

Would you like to challenge this and make the claim it’s not in TPP? Prove it! Show me the bill! If any of the issues above are included in the bill, then no one can prove they are, any more than anyone can prove they aren’t.

This is the point – it is more than 400 pages of secret legislation, not for public consumption. Quite literally anything could be in it and we are starting to see outrage build over this bill, but with the vote coming tomorrow on TPA, I doubt the disdain will ramp up enough to stop it.

It is truly outrageous that bills are passed on a regular basis without adequate time for people to read them and it should be downright criminal to be passing secret legislation, U.S.S.R.-style. We should not be standing for it… we should be marching in the streets in protest…

We either get angry enough to stop this or we will truly get what we deserve…

906, 2015

The Founders and Fast Track

By |June 9th, 2015|National, Politics|Comments Off on The Founders and Fast Track

By Mark Lloyd

Pick up your copy of the 1788 Federalist Papers, and you will see Founding Father and Virginia statesman James Madison noted, “the accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive and judicial in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self–appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”

This long-held belief that the accumulation of too much power by any individual or a government is one of the greatest threats to freedom and personal liberty is a key tenet of our unique form of government.

The Founders designed our three-branch system of government as equal and autonomous, while at the same time ensuring these branches of government were limited by their constitutionally defined areas of authority or jurisdiction. President Obama tested this constitutional construct earlier this year by circumventing Congress to write his own version of immigration law, granting amnesty to upwards of 5 million people in this country illegally.

That move was immediately challenged by those who understand and cherish the constitutional responsibility of Congress in making and changing laws. This action appeared to many as more typical of a royal decree from a monarch rather than an elected American president. Roughly half the states in the union have challenged his immigration order, and it’s now winding its way through the courts. What’s dumbfounding is that at the very moment this huge overstep of power by the president is being challenged, Congress is contemplating handing over its constitutional responsibility to oversee trade in a controversial bill known as Trade Promotion Authority, or Fast Track.

Handing Fast Track to the president — any president — is a complete abdication of responsibility by the very people we elected, our congressional […]

706, 2015

Why Doctors Quit Medicine

By |June 7th, 2015|Health, National|Comments Off on Why Doctors Quit Medicine

Why Doctors Quit, Chapter 2
By Charles Krauthammer
If electronic records are such a great boon — as I believe they eventually will be — they will be adopted over time as the benefits begin to exceed costs. Let the market work. Let doctors breathe. And while you’re at it, drop the Medicare penalty.
WASHINGTON — I rarely do follow-up columns. I’m averaging one every 10 years. And while my last such exercise resulted in a written apology from the White House (for accusing me of making up facts over its removal of Churchill’s bust), today’s is not a complaint. It’s merely a recognition that the huge response elicited by last week’s column, “Why Doctors Quit,” warrants both rebuttal and clarification.

Physicians who responded tended to agree with my claim that doctors are being driven out of the profession by the intrusions, interferences, regulations, mandates, constraints and sundry other degradations of their vocation that are the result of the bureaucratization of medicine. Chief among them is the imposition of electronic health records (EHR).

I’ve also heard from people who notice how much attention their doctor must devote to filling out EHR boxes on a computer screen rather than to engaging with them during an office visit. To the point where a heretofore unheard of profession has been invented — the “scribe” who just enters the data so the doctor can actually do doctoring.

Read full article and more on why doctors quit medicine by clicking here…

206, 2015

TSA – Epic Failure Rate at 96%

By |June 2nd, 2015|National|Comments Off on TSA – Epic Failure Rate at 96%

A report has been leaked which shows that undercover agents, disguised as airline passengers, attempted to get fake guns and bombs past the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) an onto commercial aircraft. Of the 70 attempts by undercover agents, they were able to successfully fool TSA 67 times (a 95.7% failure rate).

The TSA costs American taxpayers approximately $7 billion annually. This test makes it clear they are a waste of taxpayer time and money. The continued search of little old ladies, children, and others who clearly have never met the “profile” of those who highjack commercial aircraft had already turned the TSA into somewhat of a joke among those who fly on a regular basis.

Even though much of the report has been withheld, we are told these tests took place in some of America’s busiest airports.

2605, 2015

Manufacturing Leaving Due to Worker’s Comp

By |May 26th, 2015|Government Regulation, National, Politics|Comments Off on Manufacturing Leaving Due to Worker’s Comp

I believe we have become so accustomed to losing manufacturing jobs that most view it as a subject hardly worth speaking of any more. I also believe that until we can reclaim the ability to produce hard goods in this county, we will not be able to truly recover economically. According the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the US lost 5.3 million jobs in the decade spanning from 2001 to 2011 which amounted to approximately 33% of manufacturing jobs in this country. More of these (millions of manufacturing jobs) have moved to China more than anywhere else.

How have we allowed ourselves to become so overregulated that we could lose millions of jobs to China?

For those who make all these compliance demands of industry, what has been accomplished?

It seems difficult to argue better working conditions for all that have been unemployed. And from a pure humanitarian standpoint do you feel you have done the Chinese a big favor by employing more of them? Do you even feel bad about the fact that suicide is a common outcome in China for injured workers? Companies like Apple are insured in China for worker’s injuries, but even they pay out very little if there is actually an injury and in a case in 2012 where a 26 year old boy lost half his brain due to an electrocution injury, there were constant threats to the worker’s family that they would cut them off financially if he didn’t check out of the hospital. Where that type behavior is expected in China, we would be appalled if that happened here.

While there are many contributing (regulatory) factors that have caused businesses to relocate out of country; out-of-control Workers Comp rates has to […]

2405, 2015

GoFundMe Dumps Christians

By |May 24th, 2015|Culture, General News, National|Comments Off on GoFundMe Dumps Christians

The incident which triggered Family Research Council to write their article happened a few weeks ago, but it is worth repeating:

GoShunnedMe: Fund Site Dumps Christians, Changes Policy
No one knows how much Aaron and Melissa Klein will raise toward their $135,000 fine — but we know one thing: they won’t be raising it on GoFundMe. The charitable site wasn’t so charitable to these bakers, who lost their shop and two years of their life fighting for the right to exercise the freedom the Constitution guarantees them.

When the government slapped them with a $135,000 punishment for turning down a same-sex “wedding” cake order, Americans across the political spectrum rushed to their aid, giving generously to the cause of free speech and religious liberty. Eight hours after the fund launched, the spigots of charity stopped. At midnight, when the Kleins were just shy of their goal, GoFundMe abruptly pulled the plug and told visitors that the campaign was closed. (Donations are still being collected here.) Publicly, they cited a policy that barred funding for “formal charges of heinous crimes,” but judging by the hateful posts by non-givers, that wasn’t the only reason.
Read entire article at Family Research Council…