EXECUTIVE ORDER DEFENDS RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, INSTRUCTS BUREAUCRACY TO PROTECT ALL FAITHS

EXECUTIVE ORDER DEFENDS RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, INSTRUCTS BUREAUCRACY TO PROTECT ALL FAITHS

Surrounded by representatives of various faith-based organizations, President Donald Trump signed yet another executive order on Thursday, his first major order regarding religious liberty. The action, which many consider to be long overdue, focuses especially on instructing the bureaucracy to tolerate all faiths in the United States, and show no prejudice in any direct or indirect way. Though lost in the overwhelming media coverage of the destruction of Obamacare, this order is paramount in the ongoing battle to reverse the devastating policies of the Obama administration to religious organizations. Much of the order is common sense to the majority of Americans, restating the same values explicitly stated in the Constitution and instilled in all proud citizens: “It shall be the policy of the executive branch to vigorously enforce Federal law’s robust protections for religious freedom.  The Founders envisioned a Nation in which religious voices and views were integral to a vibrant public square, and in which religious people and institutions were free to practice their faith without fear of discrimination or retaliation by the Federal Government.  For that reason, the United States Constitution enshrines and protects the fundamental right to religious liberty as Americans’ first freedom.” RELATED: WORKING TOGETHER? PENTAGON EYES IRAN-NORTH KOREA MILITARY LINK When the President begins to give instruction to other members of the federal government, however, it is made very clear that none of what has become too commonplace in the past will be tolerated.  For example, the President demands that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin ensures that no unlawful action is taking place in an attempt to harm or disrupt religious practice: “The Secretary of the Treasury...
GENERATIONS

GENERATIONS

Everyone knows about the “Baby Boomer” generation, right? What about the generation that gave birth to the Baby Boomers?  They’re still out there you know. However, their numbers are dwindling, rapidly. Most of the younger generations, I have either lost track of all their designations/descriptions, don’t appreciate or understand the knowledge and wisdom that will soon be lost as we lose the PBB generation (Pre-Baby Boomer).  My parents are from that generation and they both have their own stories to tell. The majority of the parents of the Baby Boomers were raised during the Great Depression, 1929-1940. RELATED: ‘TROLL CAKES’ OFFENSIVE? The story I want to tell today is about what my parents taught me.  As the oldest daughter of three girls, I have had the advantage of knowing my parents the longest.  I know this seems like an odd statement, but I value knowing no one can ever take that away from me.  I remember a lot of things that my younger siblings were never able to experience, both good and bad, and I treasure those memories.  They are mine, and mine alone.   Mom and Me! Mom was the third child and oldest daughter of 11 children. Grandpa worked on the railroad.  One of my favorite sounds is that of the train whistle.  I’m told Grandma sometimes cooked for the railroad workers.  It was the time of the depression and they had a lot of children to clothe and feed, which meant that my mother was in charge of taking care of her brothers and sisters and getting them out the door for school.  Mom used to tell me stories about having...
TEXAS BECOMES 11TH STATE TO CALL FOR ARTICLE V CONVENTION

TEXAS BECOMES 11TH STATE TO CALL FOR ARTICLE V CONVENTION

On Thursday the Texas House adopted a resolution calling for a convention of the states. As outlined in Article V of the Constitution, a convention of the states may be held after 34 states have applied to hold such a meeting for the purpose of proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Should any amendments be proposed at such a convention, they are sent to the states for a vote on ratification. The Lone Star state’s resolution, along with the 10 states before it, calls for a convention for the purpose of proposing amendments specifically pertaining to the following three areas: limiting the size and scope of the Federal Government, imposing term limits on members of Congress and/or Supreme Court justices, and a balanced federal budget requirement. BOOM. Texas has now passed a Convention of States Resolution. Thank you Texas House for today’s vote. @COSProject #txlege — Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 4, 2017 RELATED: FIRING BACK COLUMNIST WHO DEFENDED NRA QUITS AFTER SUSPENSION Texas Governor Greg Abbott has been a vocal supporter of the Article V solution and had made the passing of such a resolution a top priority for the 2017 legislative season. The Govenor even went so far as to propose his own plan for proposing amendments, called the “Texas Plan,” in which he proposes nine amendments for discussion. Co-Director for Texas’ Convention of States Project Tamara Colbert told Breitbart News the following: “The passing of the Convention of States resolution, SJR2 is a testament to the power of American citizens armed with the Constitution and a determination. That if we stand together–We can restore the Constitution and state sovereignty. Thank you Governor...
Baker serves up sweet revenge to internet trolls with clever cakes

Baker serves up sweet revenge to internet trolls with clever cakes

By Rebekah Sager Fox News What if you could get revenge on someone who trolled you on social media? Now you can. A baker from Brooklyn, N.Y. says, let them eat cake. Kat Thek, 30, opened Troll Cakes Bakery and Detective Agency less then three weeks ago. Her novel idea: turn malicious internet comments into edible payback in the form of cleverly decorated cakes. Thek, who works as a copywriter full time, says it all started when she saw the comment, “Your Mamma be so disappointed,” posted on her favorite singer Dolly Parton’s Facebook page.   See something? Cake something. The person behind https://t.co/8zZbOtdyHO is a genius. ??? #trollcakes pic.twitter.com/InxLz0JcX3 — Robynn Polansky (@WriteRobynn) April 28, 2017 “People were saying bizarrely mean things to Dolly Parton it made me really mad, she is a treasure everyone loves her what is the point of being mean to Dolly Parton?” she told NYPIX 11. So Thek decided it was time for some of these so-called trolls to get a taste of their own medicine. SIMILAR SWEETS? THE REAL STORY BEHIND TRUMP’S INAUGURATION CAKE So how does it work? Any customer can just send the bakery/self-proclaimed detective agency the mean Tweet or Facebook post, then they track down the poster’s physical location via the IP address. Thek will whip up a delicious retaliatory mini-cake with said comment decorated in icing or edible letters. #TrollCakes! Well, this is one way to deal with mean people. https://t.co/LXeJuqyIsB — Christie Dutton (@ChristieDutton) April 29, 2017 The cakes are boxed up and sent to the person who wrote the comment, with a copy of their original comment...
Daily newspaper columnist who defended NRA quits after suspension

Daily newspaper columnist who defended NRA quits after suspension

A conservative columnist who was suspended by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after she defended the National Rifle Association from comparisons to ISIS fired back with her resignation and a series of targeted tweets. The newspaper on Friday suspended Stacy Washington after a column entitled “Guns and the Media” disputed an anti-NRA article that argued since more Americans die from guns than from ISIS, the Second Amendment advocacy group is the greater danger. “[W]hen has a member of the NRA ever decapitated, set on fire, tossed from a rooftop or otherwise terrorized another American? The linkage is not only rife with improper context; it is false on its face,” Washington wrote in her column, which also decried the lack of conservatives in U.S. newsrooms. “This failure to represent the opposing, especially conservative, view is an increasingly apparent deficit in the news reporting apparatus in our country.” The St. Louis Post-Dispatch asserts that Washington was not suspended for the views expressed in her column, but for failing to disclose her promotional work and professional affiliation with the NRA. Washington has appeared several times as a co-host and commentator on “Cam & Company” on NRA TV and contributed to an NRA documentary in August 2016. However, she has never been paid by the NRA. Expand / Contract “Her active promotional activities and professional association with the National Rifle Association represented an unacceptable conflict of interest in her most recent column, which resulted in our suspension of her work,” Tod Robberson, the Post-Dispatch’s editorial page editor, wrote in a response to Washington’s suspension and quitting. Robberson added: “Columnists are expected to fully disclose conflicts of interest when writing about topics where...