Going Out Of Business!

No two states are bigger rivals and provide a starker contrast of policy than California and Texas. Check out this great video below that shows, in plain terms, the massive disparity of fortunes, how Texas is winning and California is loosing. Is it possible that the success of Texas can be contributed to a zero state tax, a welcoming policy to businesses from states like California who has one of the highest corporate and state tax rates?

In 1968 I became the lead pastor of a congregation in the Antelope Valley, CA. Burt Rutan attended that congregation in the late 60’s. Burt is perhaps the most significant engineer and aerospace innovator of our time. Rutan’s work makes the future of  Xcor Aerospace possible. Listen to Bill Whittle as he tells the story of Xcor, just one of thousands of companies moving from California to Texas.

Follow the link below to watch the video:

 

How Do You Explain This?

The photo and paragraph below is partly true and partly false. Check here for the corrected story on this photo. The question remains, why would we make the same mistake made at Pearl Harbor, not once but twice? In regards to the military purging under our current administration, one can easily check the facts on Google. A small list of possible sources can be found at the bottom of this article.

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The picture is of the five first line US nuclear carriers docked together in one place. Just like Battleship Row, Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.

This picture was taken the February 2014 in Norfolk , Virginia … Obama ordered 5 nuclear carriers into harbor for “routine” (?) inspections. Heads of the Navy were flabbergasted by the directive but had to comply as it was a direct order from their Commander-in-Chief. The carriers were all pulled out from the MIDDLE EAST and the Afghanistan support role leaving our land forces naked and exposed! NORFOLK, VA. (February 8, 2014). This is the first time since WWII that five nuclear powered aircraft carriers were docked together. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), USS Enterprise (CVN 65), USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) are all in port at Naval Station Norfolk , Va. , the world’s largest naval station. Knowledgeable sources stated that this breached a long standing military protocol in the Navy meant to avoid a massive enemy strike on major US forces. (U..S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ryan J. Courtade/Released). This ordering of most of the Navy’s capitol ships into one place is unprecedented since Pearl Harbor !

The following is a list of our military elite who have been dismissed or fired under Obama

Commanding Generals fired:

  • General John R. Allen-U.S. Marines Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] (Nov 2012)
  • Major General Ralph Baker (2 Star)-U.S. Army Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force Horn in Africa (April 2013)
  • Major General Michael Carey (2 Star)-U.S. Air Force Commander of the 20th US Air Force in charge of 9,600 people and 450 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (Oct 2013)
  • Colonel James Christmas-U.S. Marines Commander 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit & Commander Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Unit (July 2013)
  • Major General Peter Fuller-U.S. Army Commande r in Afghanistan (May 2011)
  • Major General Charles M.M. Gurganus-U.S. Marine Corps Regional Commander of SW and I Marine Expeditionary Force in Afghanistan (Oct 2013)
  • General Carter F. Ham-U.S. Army African Command (Oct 2013)
  • Lieutenant General David H. Huntoon (3 Star), Jr.-U.S. Army 58th Superintendent of the US Military Academy at West Point , NY (2013)
  • Command Sergeant Major Don B Jordan-U.S. Army 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command (suspended Oct 2013)
  • General James Mattis-U.S. Marines Chief of CentCom (May 2013) · Colonel Daren Margolin-U.S. Marine in charge of Quantico ‘s Security Battalion (Oct 2013)
  • General Stanley McChrystal-U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (June 2010)
  • General David D. McKiernan-U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (2009)
  • General David Petraeus-Director of CIA from September 2011 to November 2012 & U.S. Army Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] and Commander U.S. Forces Afghanistan [USFOR-A] (Nov 2012)
  • Brigadier General Bryan Roberts-U.S. Army Commander 2nd Brigade (May 2013)
  • Major General Gregg A. Sturdevant-U.S. Marine Corps Director of Strategic Planning and Policy for the U.S. Pacific Command & Commander of Aviation Wing at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan (Sept 2013)
  • Colonel Eric Tilley-U.S. Army Commander of Garrison Japan (Nov 2013)
  • Brigadier General Bryan Wampler-U.S. Army Commanding General of 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command [TSC] (suspended Oct 2013)

Commanding Admirals fired:

  • Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette-U.S. Navy Commander John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Three (Oct 201 2)
  • Vice Admiral Tim Giardina (3 Star, demoted to 2 Star)-U.S. Navy Deputy Commander of the US Strategic Command, Commander of the Submarine Group Trident, Submarine Group 9 and Submarine Group 10 (Oct 2013) Naval Officers fired: (All in 2011)

Naval Officers fired: (All in 2011)

  • Captain David Geisler-U.S. Navy Commander Task Force 53 in Bahrain (Oct 2011) · Commander Laredo Bell-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Support Activity Saratoga Springs , NY (Aug 2011)
  • Lieutenant Commander Kurt Boenisch-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011)
  • Commander Nathan Borchers-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Stout (Mar 2011) · Commander Robert Brown-U.S. Navy Commander Beachmaster Unit 2 Fort Story , VA (Aug 2011)
  • Commander Andrew Crowe-Executive Officer Navy Region Center Singapore (Apr 2011) · Captain Rob ert Gamberg-Executive Officer carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower (Jun 2011)
  • Captain Rex Guinn-U.S. Navy Commander Navy Legal Service office Japan (Feb 2011)
  • Commander Kevin Harms– U.S. Navy Commander Strike Fighter Squadron 137 aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln (Mar 2011)
  • Lieutenant Commander Martin Holguin-U.S. Navy Commander mine countermeasures Fearless (Oct 2011)
  • Captain Owen Honors-U.S. Navy Commander aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (Jan 2011) · Captain Donald Hornbeck-U.S. Navy Commander Destroyer Squadron 1 San Diego (Apr 2011)
  • Rear Admiral Ron Horton-U.S. Navy Commander Logistics Group, Western Pacific (Mar 2011) · Commander Etta Jones-U.S. Navy Commander amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011)
  • Commander Ralph Jones-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock Green Bay (Jul 2011) · Commander Jonathan Jackson-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 134, deployed aboard carrier Carl Vinson (Dec 2011)
  • Captain Eric Merrill-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Emory S. Land (Jul 2011)
  • Captain William Mosk-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Station Rota , U.S. Navy Commander Naval Activities Spain (Apr 2011)
  • Commander Timothy Murphy-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 129 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island , WA (Apr 2011)
  • Commander Joseph Nosse-U.S. Navy Commander ballistic-missile submarine Kentucky (Oct 2011) · Commander Mark Olson-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer The Sullivans FL (Sep 2011)
  • Commander John Pethel-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock New York (Dec 2011) · Commander Karl Pugh-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 141 Whidbey Island , WA (Jul 2011)
  • Commander Jason Strength-U.S. Navy Commander of Navy Recruiting District Nashville , TN (Jul 2011)
  • Captain Greg Thomas-U.S. Na vy Commander Norfolk Naval Shipyard (May 2011)
  • Commander Mike Varney-U.S. Navy Commander attack submarine Connecticut (Jun 2011)
  • Commander Jay Wylie– U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Momsen (Apr 2011) Naval Officers fired: (All in 2012):
  • Commander Alan C. Aber-Executive Officer Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 71 (July 2012)
  • Commander Derick Armstrong- U.S. Navy Commander missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (May 2012)
  • Commander Martin Arriola– U.S. Navy Commander destroyer USS Porter (Aug 2012)
  • Captain Antonio Cardoso-U.S. Navy Commander Training Support Center San Diego (Sep 2012)
  • Captain James CoBell– U.S. Navy Commander Oceana Naval Air Station’s Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic (Sep 2012)
  • Captain Joseph E. Darlak– U.S. Navy Commander frigate USS Vandegrift (Nov 2012)
  • Captain Daniel Dusek-U.S. Navy Commander USS Bonhomme
  • Commander David Faught-Executive Officer destroyer Chung-Hoon (Sep 2012)
  • Commander Franklin Fernandez– U.S. Navy Commander Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 24 (Aug 2012)
  • Commander Ray Hartman– U.S. Navy Commander Amphibious dock-landing ship Fort McHenry (Nov 2012)
  • Commander Shelly Hakspiel-Executive Officer Navy Drug Screening Lab San Diego (May 2012)
  • Commander Jon Haydel– U.S. Navy Commander USS San Diego (Mar 2012)
  • Commander Diego Hernandez– U.S. Navy Commander ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming (Feb 2012)
  • Commander Lee Hoey– U.S. Navy Commander Drug Screening Laboratory, San Diego (May 2012)
  • Commander Ivan Jimenez-Executive Officer frigate Vandegrift (Nov 2012)
  • Commander Dennis Klein– U.S. Navy Commander submarine USS Columbia (May 2012)
  • Captain Chuck Litchfield– U.S. Navy Commander assault ship USS Essex (Jun 2012)
  • Captain Marcia Kim Lyons– U.S. Navy Commander Naval Health Clinic New England (Apr 2012)
  • Captain Robert Marin– U.S. Navy Commander cruiser USS Cowpens (Feb 2012)
  • Captain Sean McDonell– U.S. Navy Commander Seabee reserve unit Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14 FL (Nov 2012)
  • Commander Corrine Parker- U.S. Navy Commander Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 1 (Apr 2012)
  • Captain Liza Raimondo– U.S. Navy Commander Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River , MD (Jun 2012)
  • Captain Jeffrey Riedel– Program manager, Littoral Combat Ship program (Jan 2012)
  • Commander Sara Santoski– U.S. Navy Commander Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 (Sep 2012)
  • Commander Kyle G. Strudthoff-Executive Officer Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 (Sep 2012)
  • Commander Sheryl Tannahill- U.S. Navy Commander Navy Operational Support Center [NOSC] Nashville , TN (Sep 2012)
  • Commander Michael Ward– U.S. Navy Commander submarine USS Pittsburgh (Aug 2012)
  • Captain Michael Wiegand– U.S. Navy Commander Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (Nov 2012)
  • Captain Ted Williams– U.S. Navy Commander amphibious command ship Mount Whitney (Nov 2012)
  • Commander Jeffrey Wissel– U.S. Navy Commander of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 (Feb 2012) Naval Officers fired: (All in 2013):

Naval Officers fired: (All in 2013):

  • Lieutenant Commander Lauren Allen-Executive Officer submarine Jacksonville (Feb 2013)
  • Reserve Captain Jay Bowman-U.S. Navy Commander Navy Operational Support Center [NOSC] Fort Dix , NJ (Mar 2013)
  • Captain William Cogar-U.S. Navy Commander hospital ship Mercy’s medical treatment facility (Sept 2013)
  • Commander Steve Fuller-Executive Officer frigate Kauffman (Mar 2013)
  • Captain Shawn Hendricks-Program Manager for naval enter prise IT networks (June 2013)
  • Captain David Hunter-U.S. Navy Commander of Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 12 & Coastal Riverine Group 2 (Feb 2013)
  • Captain Eric Johnson-U.S. Navy Chief of Military Entrance Processing Command at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, IL (2013)
  • Captain Devon Jones-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Air Facility El Centro , CA (July 2013)
  • Captain Kevin Knoop-U.S. Navy Commander hospital ship Comfort’s medical treatment facility (Aug 2013)
  • Lieutenant Commander Jack O’Neill-U.S. Navy Commander Operational Support Center Rock Island , IL (Mar 2013)
  • Commander Allen Maestas-Executive Officer Beachmaster Unit 1 (May 2013)
  • Commander Luis Molina-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Pasadena (Jan 2013)
  • Commander James Pickens-Executive Officer frigate Gary (Feb 2013)
  • Lieutenant Commander Mark Rice-U.S. Navy Commander Mine Countermeasures ship Gua rdian (Apr 2013)
  • Commander Michael Runkle-U.S. Navy Commander of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 (May 2013)
  • Commander Jason Stapleton-Executive Office Patrol Squadron 4 in Hawaii (Mar 2013)
  • Commander Nathan Sukols-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Jacksonville (Feb 2013)
  • Lieutenant Daniel Tyler-Executive Officer Mine Countermeasures ship Guardian (Apr 2013)
  • Commander Edward White-U.S. Navy Commander Strike Fighter Squadron 106 (Aug 2013)
  • Captain Jeffrey Winter-U.S. Navy Commander of Carrier Air Wing 17 (Sept 2013)
  • Commander Thomas Winter-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Montpelier (Jan 2013)
  • Commander Corey Wofford– U.S. Navy Commander frigate Kauffman (Feb 2013)

Since Barack Obama has been in the White House, high ranking military officers have been removed from their positions at a rate that is absolutely unprecedented.

Things have gotten so bad that a number of retired generals are publicly speaking out about the ‘purge’ of the U.S. military that they believe is taking place. As you will see below, dozens of highly decorated military leaders have been dismissed from their positions over the past few years. So why is this happening? What is going on right now is absolutely crazy especially during a time of peace. Is there a deliberate attempt to reshape the military and remove those who don’t adhere to the proper ‘viewpoints’ ? Does someone out there feel a need to get officers that won’t cooperate out of the way?

Throughout world history, whatever comes next after a military purge is never good. If this continues, what is the U.S. military going to look like in a few years?

Perhaps you are reading this and you think that ‘purge’ is too strong a word for what is taking place. Well, just consider the following quotes from some very highly decorated retired officers:

  • Retired Army Major General Paul Vallely: The White House protects their own. That’s why they stalled on the investigation into fast and furious, Benghazi and Obamacare. He’s intentionally weakening and gutting our military, Pentagon and reducing us as a superpower, and anyone in the ranks who disagrees or speaks out is being purged.
  • Retired Army Major General Patrick Brady: There is no doubt he (Obama) is intent on emasculating the military and will fire anyone who disagrees with him.
  • Retired Army Lt. General William G. Jerry Boykin: Over the past three years, it is unprecedented for the number of four-star generals to be relieved of duty, and not necessarily relieved for cause.
  • Retired Navy Captain Joseph John: I believe there are more than 137 offi cers who have been forced out or given bad evaluation reports so they will never make Flag (officer), because of their failure to comply to certain views. A Pentagon official who asked to remain nameless because they were not authorized to speak on the matter said even young officers, down through the ranks have been told not to talk about Obama or the politics of the White House. They are purging everyone and if you want to keep your job just keep your mouth shut. Now this trend appears to be accelerating. http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/why-are-dozens-of-high-ranking-officers-being-purged-from-the-u-s-military<http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/why-are-dozens-of-high-ranking-officers-being-purged-from-the-u-s-military>

General Vallely’s comment:
“Coincidence? Every communist regime on the planet did this as soon as they gained power. I am doing my part by sending this email, I hope you will do the same.”

Paul (General Paul Vallely)

Note: You will note there is an obvious absence of evidence from the main stream press, but what else is new when it comes to any negative information about our current administration. In this sources listen to what the general say and write and try to understand why they were fired or dismissed.

Fox News
Fox News 2

General Paul E. Vallely , Retired Army General
Next News Network

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8wfKNUl7HM

The Mark Levin Show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS-sDV2-r9w

America Wake -Up
http://america-wake-up.com/2013/11/03/why-has-obama-fired-197-us-senior-military-commanders-in-5-years-nine-generals-in-2013/

The Washington Times
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/12/gordon-transforming-the-us-military/

The Natty Conservative
http://www.thenattyconservative.com/another-obama-military-dismissal-another-step-towards-totalitarianism/
http://www.thenattyconservative.com/obama-gutting-military-by-purging-generals/

White House Hubris and Hobby Lobby

by Jim Ray as reported in Insight Edition for Prayer

What could be worse than receiving the news that your son has been shot in the head by the government? The family of Kaveh Alipour knows the answer to that question. The 19-year-old boy was caught in the crossfire in downtown Tehran during a 2009 protest. Family and neighbors say he was just trying to get home from class, but when his father arrived to retrieve his son’s body, he was dealt another sickening blow. Authorities demanded he pay a “bullet fee” of $3,000 to reimburse Iranian security forces for the cost of the bullet used to kill his son.

Last week, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. It’s one of many lawsuits spawned by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) but this one is notable because the Obama Administration has staked out an ideological position that mirrors that of the ayatollahs. The President’s message is this: Regardless of your views on abortion, the government is going to make you pay for them.

Hobby Lobby’s owners have deeply held religious beliefs concerning the sanctity of life. But the ACA and its enforcer, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), have established regulations requiring employers to provide insurance coverage of contraceptive drugs and devices that end human life after conception. Fines for failing to obey the ACA could cost Hobby Lobby up to $1.3 million per day. The Administration position is that only individuals—not companies—can be exempted from the law on the basis of religious conscience.

For most Christians and many others, abortion is a moral issue of the highest consequence. And in recognition of this, there have long been restrictions on government funding of abortion. The Hyde Amendment, first introduced in 1976, prohibits the use of federal money for abortion with certain narrow exceptions.

But President Obama is whittling away those restrictions, and some believe he is ignoring “conscience protections” that don’t align with his own views. Does he now want every taxpaying citizen to fund abortion on demand? Consider that:

  • In 2009, President Obama promised that under the ACA, “no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.” This pledge was made to Congress in a speech infamously interrupted by Representative Joe Wilson, who shouted out, “You Lie!” to the president. But it’s now clear that many of the insurance plans subsidized with taxpayer money under the ACA do, in fact, include abortion funding. Wilson’s outburst may have been inappropriate but it doesn’t appear now to have been inaccurate.
  • The text of the ACA drafted by Congress requires that insurance coverage provide “preventative care and screenings” for women without defining exactly what that means. But HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, appointed by the President, has specifically mandated coverage for abortifacients. Thus, this initiative indisputably represents the will of the White House.
  • The Administration has granted hundreds of ACA waivers, including many which appear calculated to benefit businesses in the districts of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and other Democrats. It is disingenuous to permit some companies to be completely exempt from the law, leaving millions potentially uninsured, while simultaneously arguing that people will be harmed if a Christian company cannot exclude four drugs—out of thousands—from its insurance plan.
  • There are ample resources available, outside of the ACA, for anyone who wants these products. For example, the “Plan B” pill costs about $35 at retail outlets but is available for free at many Planned Parenthood clinics. And, with annual revenue of well over one billion dollars and more than 700 clinics, Planned Parenthood can meet a substantial demand.

These and other facts raise questions: Why is the President taking such a hard line against Hobby Lobby? Is this economic or spiritual? Is it about health care…or hubris? For those who believe abortion is the taking of innocent human life, the ACA is quickly becoming President Obama’s “bullet fee,” and his message is clear: shut up and pay up.

Yet, the White House will not have the last word on this. Scripture teaches that God will not tolerate a nation which sheds the innocent blood of its children. (Psalm 106:38) Today, pray for the Supreme Court Justices as they decide the Hobby Lobby case. This decision ultimately is not about a president’s pride or a corporate craft store, but about the future of religious freedom.

Jim Ray is a writer, fundraiser and consultant. He and his wife Stacey have two children and reside in Nashville, TN.

Beware!

Someone said the title of your column should be “Beware of Useful Idiots.” A better title might be “Beware of Wolves Dressed In Sheep’s Clothing.”

For the benefit of our children and their children, I offer a brief snap-shot of our history. Because the revisionist writers have captured the educational and media arms of our culture, they have had little opportunity to understand what has and is occurring to radically reshape America that many of us have grown lo love appreciate as the greatest free nation in the history of the world. Thousands through the years have died because they believed that. In this brief post it is impossible to answer every question or respond to every objection, but let me address the WHY we are where we are today flying at warp speed to our own demise.

It is imperative to look at those who have respected positions of leadership in America. It is also equally important to know who it is that shaped their thinking and world view.

Saul David Alinsky has been instrumental in shaping our current president’s view of the world and unfortunately the view of the America he is president of today. Hillary Clinton, who may run for that same office in 2016, wrote her college thesis on David Alinsky’s writings and thoughts.

Saul Alinsky died about 42 years ao, but his writings influenced those in political control of our nation today.

Who was this man Alinsky? He was a gifted writer, an American community organizer. He is generally considered to be the founder of the modern community organizing movement. His most recognized disciple is President Obama. Alinsky is most noted for his book Rules for Radicals.

Here are a few facts about one of America’s most accomplished shaper of radical thought.

  • Died: June 12, 1972, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
  • Education: University of Chicago
  • Spouse: Irene Alinsky
  • Books: Rules for Radicals, Reveille for Radicals

If you will take the time to read his book, you will discover it to be a blueprint for what is happening in America today. In the book you will discover there are eight rules. All eight rules are currently in play today successfully reshaping American into Alinsky’s mold, a socialistic country.

according to Alinsky, this is how one creates a social state. There are eight levels of control that must be achieved before you are able to create a social state. The first is the most important.

  1. HEALTHCARE – control healthcare and you control the people
  2. POVERTY – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
  3. DEBT – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
  4. GUN CONTROL – Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.
  5. WELFARE – Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).
  6. EDUCATION – Take control of what people read and listen to-take control of what children learn in school.
  7. RELIGION – Remove the belief in God from the Government and schools.
  8. CLASS WARFARE – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor that will cause more discontent so it will be easier to take from the wealthy to support the poor.

Does any of this sound like what’s happening in the United States? Did it start with Obama? Not close! This is all a continuation of the Communist-Socialist scheme from early in the history of this nation. Schemes like these don’t spread over-night. The seeds of Communism-Socialism were planted a long time ago and just keep sprouting up. It’s up to the lovers of freedom and liberty to stomp them out at each sprouting to preserve what this country stands for and has fought for many times.

Alinsky merely simplified Vladimir Lenin’s original scheme for world conquest by communism, under Russian rule. Stalin described his converts as “Useful Idiots.” The Useful Idiots have destroyed every nation in which they have seized power and control. It is presently happening again at an alarming rate in the U.S. The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) is a Marxist-Leninist political party in the United States, and is the largest communist party in the country. Established in 1919, it has a long, complex history that is closely related to the histories of similar communist parties worldwide and the U.S. labor movement.

For the first half of the 20th century, the Communist Party was a highly influential force in various struggles for democratic rights. It played a prominent role in the U.S. labor movement from the 1920s through the 1940s, having a major hand in founding most of the country’s first industrial unions. While unions were very useful in their infancy in preventing workplace abuse and slave-like wages, they eventually become bloated and outlived their usefulness. It’s at that point that they become tools for those that would continue the workplace abuse and the end-result abuse of the democratic and representative form of government.

And now the question. Why would we exchange our freedom and liberty for a political philosophy that has provided neither freedom or liberty to the countries and people she has enslaved? There is only one answer, RADICAL STUPIDITY.

 

Reckless Endangerment


Dear Dan:

Not since Jimmy Carter’s mishandling of the presidency from 1976-1980 have we seen such an ineffective, feckless and incompetent national security policy from the White House. But Barack Obama’s latest proposals to drastically cut America’s defense budget stretch the boundaries of stupidity and naivety…

…or are these moves designed to intentionally weaken America?

We are preparing our grassroots campaign strategy to make sure members of Congress know that drastic cuts to our defense budget are unacceptable to Americans from all walks of life.

The US is withdrawing from the world and cutting our military while countries like Russia, Iran and China are filling the void Obama has left.

Look at the drastic cuts to the military that Obama is instituting in the face of an expansionist Russia, a China that is ramping up military spending exponentially and an Iran that is feverishly working on nuclear weapons.

And what are we doing?

Last week, Obama’s Air Force secretary announced that the Air Force will eliminate the entire A-10 Warthog fleet, the U-2 spy plane fleet, the KC-10 tanker fleet and significantly reduce the number of F-15 and F-16 fighters. All told 580 aircraft will be junked.

On the Navy side, the situation is just as bad or even worse.

The Chief of Naval Operations told Congress last week that the US Navy needs 450 ships to meet its mission requirements.

How many does it have?

284.

But here’s the worst part: Currently the Navy has 11 aircraft carriers. Most analyses indicate that the Navy needs 12 carriers to perform its missions while some even say we need 15 carriers.

Nevertheless, Obama is about to cut our Navy down to 10 carriers.

How?

By mothballing and likely scrapping a nuclear powered carrier just halfway into its service life.

The USS George Washington was commissioned in 1992. Her designed service life from the start was 50 years. She was scheduled to undergo a mid-life modernization and refueling next year, a process that takes 4 years.

Obama plans on getting rid of the Washington rather than performing the long-planned update work.

This is a gross example of mismanagement. The American people invested heavily in the Washington when she was built. She was designed to serve America for 50 years. Obama is pilfering that investment.

ACT! For America needs to raise an emergency fund of $25,000 in the next 3 weeks to raise awareness about the danger from Obama’s defense proposals before he can get them through Congress.

Obama claims that he is doing this in the name of “fiscal responsibility,” but there are some inconvenient truths about Obama’s priorities.

For instance, in the first 5 years of the Obama administration, the U.S. government spent a record $5.3 trillion on welfare programs.

Today there are 48 million people—many not even Americans—receiving food stamps from the US government—by far more than ever before.

And did you know that, even with Obama’s drastic defense budget cuts, the federal budget will still grow by $200 billion?

The only thing being truly cut is our national defense.

Meanwhile, Russia is invading its neighbors, China is spending up to 15% of its rapidly growing GDP on defense every year, Iran continues to enrich uranium and sponsor Jihadist terrorism and Al Qaeda is operating in more nations worldwide than ever before.

Obama’s priorities are clearly out of touch with America and they are recklessly endangering America’s national security.

ACT! For America is America’s ONLY grassroots national security organization. No one understands the motivations behind Barack Obama better than our 279,000 members from coast to coast.

Our entire mission is to promote America’s national security by peace through strength at home and abroad. We know how important national security is to the future of our country; we work tirelessly in the halls of power in Washington, DC, we write about it and speak about it every day on the radio, television and in speaking engagements across America.

But in order to keep at our work, we need your help.

Please follow this link right now to make your tax-deductible donation. Whether you can give $25, $2,500 or somewhere in between, we are grateful for your support.

Thank you for your help. We will keep you updated on our progress toward preserving a strong national defense in spite of Obama’s dangerous proposals.

Sincerely,


Brigitte Gabriel 

Another Glaring Example of Gay Intolerance

I have many friends who share my world view, we call it Christianity. Many of my homosexual friends inevitability raise the question they think brings the fire-breathing Christian conservative to a screeching halt. The question is usually prefaced by a statement, “You do understand that your faith is all about love,” and then comes the question, “why can’t you express that love to everyone equally, why don’t you practice what you preach?” My response is very simple, many of us do and try very hard, and then we come up against the in your face attitude and practices of the radical element of the LGBT, that element who makes it clear they are no longer satisfied with acceptance. They’re goal is to smash the life from any person or voice that is not compatible with their life style. This intolerance against those they claim are intolerant is becoming a menu very difficult to digest for many Christians.

Michael Brown writing for Charisma, wrote on March 31, 2014 an article that articulates the nature of the problem. Many of us in the Christian community want to be open, and loving to our LB friends, yet understanding there is a need for the LB community to demonstrate the same degree of tolerance and love they demand from those they clearly seek to silence and destroy. It would seem to be profitable for the LGBT to try and understand the reasons and Biblical understanding many Chritians have concerning Christian marriage. Brown writes about our challenge below.

Richard Schultz, CEO Starbucks

Richard Schultz, CEO Starbucks

We’ve heard it for years now from gay activists: “You need to be tolerant and inclusive. You need to embrace diversity.”

The only problem is that in reality, tolerance, inclusivity and diversity only go one way—and pity the person who dares challenge that narrow and exclusive way.

This is a lesson that Brendan Eich, the CEO of the Internet giant Mozilla, just learned firsthand, with employees calling for his resignation because, in 2008, he made a donation to support Proposition 8 in California, upholding marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Of course, had he supported the redefinition of marriage in 2008, he would be hailed as a hero today.

Just think of Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, who, together with his wife, donated $2.5 million to support the effort to redefine marriage in Washington state in 2012, to the celebration of the media.

Or think of Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks and also an avid supporter of homosexual “marriage.”
When a Starbucks shareholder noted at a public meeting in March 2013 that profits were down after a boycott of Starbucks was called for by pro-family organizations, Schultz gave an unequivocal reply, which was widely praised: “If you feel, respectfully, that you can get a higher return than the 38 percent you got last year, it’s a free country. You can sell your shares of Starbucks and buy shares in another company. Thank you very much.”
Ah, the voice of tolerance and diversity!
Other top companies also raised their voices in 2012-2013 in support of redefining marriage, including Microsoft (which released an ad for Outlook featuring two women kissing on the courthouse steps after getting married); Expedia; Budweiser; HBO; Smirnoff; Kenneth Cole; Levi’s; Nordstrom; and Kraft, maker of Oreo Cookies (Kraft released a multistacked rainbow Oreo cookie for Gay Pride Month).
As reported by Laura Stampler in Business Insider on March 28, 2013, “While the Supreme Court heard arguments regarding the legalization of gay marriage this week, some of the biggest companies in the world risked isolating its [sic] conservative consumer base to come out in loud support of marriage equality.”

Yes, all these companies were calling for tolerance and diversity, standing as champions of inclusivity—unless, of course, you happened to disagree with their position. In that case, you were quickly branded an intolerant bigot, a narrow-minded Bible-basher, a disciple of the late Fred Phelps.

Just ask Dan Cathy, now CEO of Chick-fil-A, who has deemed it prudent to withdraw entirely from the culture wars, not wanting his company to be associated with divisive social issues after the controversy that surrounded Chick-fil-A in 2012.
As reported by Forbes.com, which mocked Cathy’s values with the headline “Gay Marriage Still Wrong, But I’ll Shut Up About It and Sell Chicken,” Cathy now agrees “that the ‘lingering identity’ of Chick-fil-A with ‘anti-gay groups’ that jumped to its defense in 2012 has meant ‘alienating market segments.’”
And this, of course, underscores the irony of the upside-down world in which we live: If you, as a business leader, say, “I believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, in keeping with the definition of marriage throughout our history,” you are now dragging your company into the culture wars, creating undue controversy, mixing business with politics and alienating certain segments of the market.
But if you say, “I believe that we should radically redefine marriage, change our laws and our education system to reflect those changes, and create a new model previously unknown in history,” then you are not dragging your company into the culture wars or alienating certain segments of the market.
As for Brendan Eich, it is now being reported that, “staff at tech company Mozilla are calling for CEO Brendan Eich to resign a week after he took the job, after it emerged that he gave donations to an anti-LGBT campaign.”

Oh, the horror!
And how much did he give? Did Eich’s donation match the extravagant giving toward LGBT causes by executives like Tim Gill, founder of Quark, who gave $10 million in 2006 alone; or the aforementioned $2.5 million donation of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos; or the $1.5 million of Yahoo! investor Daniel Loeb; or the $600,000 and $100,000, respectively, from Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer; or even the $100,000 and $40,000, respectively, from Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin, given in opposition to Proposition 8?

Not a chance. Eich donated $1,000 to support marriage in 2008 (yes, just $1,000), and for this single, relatively tiny act, his employees are in an uproar, with tweets like this being commonplace: “I’m an employee of @mozilla and cannot reconcile having @BrendanEich as CEO.”
Or this one, which includes a classic example of gay activist doublespeak: “To me, @Mozilla is about openness & expression of freedom. I hope to see us have leadership that represents those values in their actions.”
What? Mozilla is “about openness & expression of freedom,” and so, to paraphrase, “I’m calling for the censure of the CEO of the company because his views differ from mine”?

Eich, for his part, was quick to repent of his transgressions, as it is reported, “In a post on his blog entitled Incluseiveness [sic] at Mozilla, Eich responded to the criticism and said: ‘I express my sorrow at having caused pain’ and promised an ‘active commitment to equality’ at the firm.
“’I am committed to ensuring that Mozilla is, and will remain, a place that includes and supports everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, ethnicity, economic status, or religion.’”
Perhaps after serving some time in a tolerance re-education camp, Eich will be deemed fit to lead the company. And perhaps he can explain to us how, in keeping with his profession of “inclusiveness,” he is actually supporting those employees who, for religious or other reasons, supported Proposition 8, as he once did. Or does inclusion go only one way?

Michael Brown is author of Hyper-Grace: Exposing the Dangers of the Modern Grace Message and host of the nationally syndicated talk radio show The Line of Fire on the Salem Radio Network. He is also president of FIRE School of Ministry and director of the Coalition of Conscience. Follow him at AskDrBrown on Facebook or at @drmichaellbrown on Twitter.

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Obama to Military Chiefs: Get on Board With Gays or Get Out!

President Barack Obama told the nation’s military leaders to either back his efforts to end their controversial “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy or resign, BuzzFeed reported.

In a video obtained by the news website, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp says Obama refused to compromise with the nation’s five service leaders during a meeting in 2010.”We were called into the Oval Office and President Obama looked all five service chiefs in the eye and said, ‘This is what I want to do,”‘ Papp says on the video. 

“I cannot divulge everything he said to us, that’s private communications within the Oval Office, but if we didn’t agree with it — if any of us didn’t agree with it — we all had the opportunity to resign our commissions and go do other things.”

Papp’s remarks came during a meeting with U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadets, when he was asked how officers should deal with policies they disagree with, but must abide by.

“If I disagree morally with [a policy], it’s my obligation to voice that, regardless of the risk it might give my career” Papp says on the video.

“I’ve been in those situations. I’ve been fortunate to have good leaders that have appreciated that.”

Papp also said he believed abolishing “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” was a proper decision.

BuzzFeed acquired the video through a Freedom of Information request.

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” — an official U.S. policy adopted by the Clinton administration in 1994 — prohibited gays and bisexuals from disclosing their sexual orientation while serving in the military.

The policy also banned those who demonstrated a “propensity or intent” to engage in gay behavior from serving, because it would “create an unacceptable risk to the high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion that are the essence of military capability”

The policy was ended in 2011.