End of Watch: Dying on the Thin Blue Line

End of Watch: Dying on the Thin Blue Line

My daughter’s favorite movie is Disney’s “The Jungle Book” –and she absolutely adores Baloo, the bear. In the next to last scene, everyone thinks Baloo’s been killed by Sher Khan, the tiger, in an effort to save the man cub, Mowgli. As Mowgli realizes what’s just happened, Bagheera, the panther, comforts him:  “Now, now,” says Bagheera, “I know how you feel. But you must remember, Mowgli, greater love hath no one, than he who lays down his life for his friend.” It’s just a simple line from an old Disney film (and the Bible, if you’re interested), but it’s an incredibly powerful one. So, would you do it? Would you lay down your life for someone? I’ll get back to that—hang tight. This week, we watched as New York police officer Miosotis Familia was laid to rest after being shot point blank. Her crime? Sitting in a police vehicle in uniform. This woman was executed by a man who raved months earlier on social media about how he believed police have been abusing and killing people freely. This woman’s three children have been left without a mother because her attacker believed the rampant rhetoric— that police in this nation actively target and abuse Black Americans that Black Lives Matter, politicians like Congressman, Cedric Richmond, and other activists have wrongly spread. That rhetoric is demonstrably false. (If you’re curious, the “demonstrably” part can be found here.) What is demonstrably true is the fact that our officers are facing death on the job—particularly, targeted death—at an increasing rate. And I, alongside Blaze radio host, Chris Salcedo, believe it has everything to do with that rhetoric. As I watch the dialogue on this...
When Ted Kennedy Asked the USSR to Help Fix the 1984 Election Nobody Called It Treason

When Ted Kennedy Asked the USSR to Help Fix the 1984 Election Nobody Called It Treason

The Left-Democrat Axis has immersed America anew in fretful worry about Russia, with the non-story that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer who claimed to have incriminating info on Hillary Clinton. Who knows—it might have been info on Uranium One. Turned out she only wanted to talk about adoption of Russian children. But people like Tim Kaine, Hillary’s running mate, call it treason. He’s just a bit confused. The definition of treason is: 18 US Code § 2381: Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason. Oddly enough, Mr. Kaine appears to have given aid and comfort to the Muslim Brotherhood, which has stated in writing it intends to destroy America from within: Hillary’s running mate enjoyed the support of the Muslim American Society in his 2005 race for Governor of Virginia, according to DiscoverTheNetworks.org. The MAS describes itself as “a dynamic charitable, religious, social, cultural, and educational, organization.”  But DTN also says the MAS is affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood. In 2007, Kaine appointed MAS president, Esam Omeish to the state’s Immigration Commission. He had been president of the National Muslim Students Association, which DTN identifies as the “first Muslim Brotherhood affiliate to gain a foothold in America.” It appears on the Brotherhood’s list of its 29 “organizations of our friends,” contained in its Explanatory Memorandum, which also states its purpose of “destroying the Western civilization from within.” In September 2011, Kaine spoke at an affair honoring Muslim Brotherhood leader Jamal Barzinji, with a Lifetime Achievement...
Same-Sex Marriage Decision to Be Revisited

Same-Sex Marriage Decision to Be Revisited

Photo Wikimedia Commons On June 26th, Fox News reported that the U.S. Supreme Court had announced that day, “It will hear the case of a suburban Denver baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple on faith-based grounds.” [Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission] It will in reality be deciding if discrimination laws trump the First Amendment. Coincidentally, it was two years ago, to the day, since the SCOTUS ruled 5–4 in Obergefell v. Hodges that state laws forbidding marriage of people of the same sex are unconstitutional. The majority redefined the meaning of marriage—based upon nonexistent provisions in the Constitution. By so doing, they had redefined the whole of human tradition and biology as well. Who knew courts had that kind of power? Clearly, such a decision belongs in the states, not in the hands of five unelected people. With one state legislature after the other allowing gay marriage anyway, there was no need for the High Court to usurp their rights. Ironically, the Congress could have preserved the states’ right to make that decision by simply passing a bill declaring that the Supreme Court did not have jurisdiction over the definition of marriage. Yes, a Congress with integrity would have seen this coming and would have used its the power to prevent it. “What?” you ask: “How dare you say the power of the Supreme Court is not Supreme! Daniel Horowitz, writing in Conservative Review, said: “Article III, Section 2, Clause 2 of the Constitution explicitly grants Congress the authority to regulate and limit the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court:...
Annoy a Liberal — Honor Calvin Coolidge on Independence Day

Annoy a Liberal — Honor Calvin Coolidge on Independence Day

True or false, did an American president actually consider one of his greatest accomplishments “minding my own business?” Keep reading. . . One of my favorite July Fourth traditions is remembering the life of our thirtieth president. Calvin Coolidge owns the distinction of being the only chief executive born on this day (July 4, 1872, and serving from 1923-29). Ideally, I would offer a brief biographical sketch followed by a few hundred words of well-crafted praise. But that wouldn’t be fair. . . I’ll offer a little but I don’t want to cheat readers out of the joy of discovering Calvin Coolidge on their own. His legacy is that rich and rewarding. Dr. Steven Hayward, the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents from Wilson to Obama, grades the presidents primarily on their fidelity to the Constitution, as opposed to legislative advancements. He gives Silent Cal an A+ — the only president to win that honor! Most other historians would rather fawn over those leaders (Woodrow Wilson, FDR and, sorry, conservatives, Teddy Roosevelt) who grew the size and scope of the federal government. Coolidge, when he is mentioned at all, is remembered as a moral but ineffective leader who slept his presidency away. Coolidge was, indeed, a creature of routine. A country lawyer from Plymouth Notch, Vermont and later governor of Massachusetts, he exemplified, both in word and deed, those time-honored traits of self-reliance, hard work and living within your means. A man of simplicity and no pretense, he is among the last of those who recognized the limitations of presidential power, seeing the overreach of the federal...
Trump Can Restore the Monroe Doctrine and Save Thousands of Lives

Trump Can Restore the Monroe Doctrine and Save Thousands of Lives

In 2013, then-secretary of state Kerry said: “The era of the Monroe Doctrine is over … That’s worth applauding. That’s not a bad thing.” Why is it not a bad thing? Perhaps Kerry feels that way because the Obama administration had consistently handed the advantage to America’s enemies. A good example is Obama’s doing nothing about Iran’s alleged building of a missile site in Venezuela, reported in 2011. (See below.) Abrogating the Monroe Doctrine clearly endorses building such a site, or anything else Iran chooses to do in the Western Hemisphere. The sanctions held the project back, while Kerry was working on the Iran deal; now that it’s finished, it allows Iran to work with ballistic missiles, so this site and others can now be completed. Meanwhile, Venezuelans face starvation and sickness following the total economic collapse of the country’s Socialist system. Government-control of businesses and its complete failure to provide food and medical supplies to the people “has led to Venezuelans killing flamingos, anteaters, and even zoo animals for food in a desperate search for protein,” said Forbes, adding that “Food shortages have resulted in the average daily caloric intake dropping to well below 2,000 calories per day.” Inmates at Auschwitz were given about 1400 calories a day worth of food. Forbes also reports: “The healthcare system has collapsed, with patients dying of simple ailments through lack of facilities, medicines, and basic equipment…” This instability is a danger to neighboring nations as well. It’s difficult to see how we can simply observe this catastrophe unfold, as Obama did because he refused to interfere with a Socialist country. An affront...
Feminist Magazine Wants White Women to Abort Their Babies

Feminist Magazine Wants White Women to Abort Their Babies

A feminist magazine is calling on white women to abort their babies in order to stop the spread of white supremacy. They ask that these women raise colored children instead. Medusa Magazine, a feminist blog, published an article that resulted in a huge backlash from readers of the site. In the article, they first argue that abortion is a misunderstood concept, and why the pro-choice movement should abandon the argument that abortion is a constitutional right because the constitution was written by racist white men.   Columnist, Nicole Valentine, writes “it is critical to understand that the appeal to abortions being “Constitutional” reinforces white supremacy. There is no way around it. The Constitution was drafted and signed by white men, for white men.” She goes on to say that “women of color” don’t have as much access to abortion facilities as white women, and “women of color simply do not have the absolute choice when it comes to their bodies.” She continued, “It has been proven that the embedded systems of white supremacy do not act impartially to all women. Because white supremacy prevents women of color from their freedom to choose, we must level the playing field by other means.” However, Valentine never cites any sources to back up these claims. According to the CDC, in 2013 black females accounted for 35% of the nation’s abortions, even though blacks only make up 13.3% of the population. The number comes out to 128,682 black abortions. But it’s likely to be much higher because this was only gathered from 29 reporting areas.   Next, Valentine tells progressive, white women to quit...