US Senator Ted Cruz was correct in his claim that the Internal Revenue Service's tax code has more words than the Holy Bible.
At a speech Tuesday before the International Association of Fire Fighters, the potential Republican presidential candidate said, "On tax reform, we, right now, have more words in the IRS code than there are in the Bible — not a one of them as good."
In a fact checking article for The Washington Post, Michelle Ye Hee Lee found that Cruz's comment was correct. more >>
Last weekend marked the 50th anniversary since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the march from Selma to Birmingham, a "bloody Sunday" in which police officers attempting to stop the march launched tear gas and brutalized dozens. President Obama traveled to Selma to mark the historic moment by leading a memorial march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The address he gave has been warmly received. Many were heartened to see the President more publicly embracing his role as America's first black president. Others, like The Atlantic's James Fallows, praised the President for offering an inspiring articulation of the American dream.
Republicans are getting a lot of heat for their conspicuous absence from the event. At best, it's being ridiculed as a terrible political gaffe; at worse, reviled as a symptom of the "dark vein" of intolerance that still persists in the Grand Old Party. Doubtless these theories hold some truth. There are certainly plenty of tone deaf, foolhardy politicians out there, and unfortunately bigotry and racism will always be with us. But I would suggest that there is another important factor at play, which is that the issue of race in America has been hijacked by the Progressive Left to such a poisonous extent that authentic dialog has become virtually impossible. And despite his unique and historic opportunity to do otherwise, President Obama has done nothing to improve the situation; in fact he's made it worse.
It may seem like ancient history at this point, but President Obama's habit of inflaming racial tensions and fostering division on this issue goes back to the very beginning of his presidency. Some may recall his actions following the arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates. Without knowing the full details of the event, he said that the police acted "stupidly" and implied that race was a motivating factor in Gates' arrest for disorderly conduct. What then followed was the now infamous and awkward "Beer Summit," in which the President attempted to transmogrify a routine law enforcement episode into a lesson on racial sensitivity. This kind of ideologically loaded approach to race coupled with his lack of charity towards law enforcement officials would only be the first of many by his administration. And the message sent to the American people, to borrow a phrase from the President himself, was crystal clear: If you don't adhere to the Progressive narrative on race in America then you have no place in the discussion. In other words, you are either with us, or you are against us. more >>
More than 159,000 people have signed a petition calling on the White House to file charges against 47 GOP senators who sent a letter to Iran stating that any nuclear agreement between the Obama administration and the Islamic Republic would be null and void without support from Congress.
Posted on the website "We the People" on Monday, the petition claims that the GOP senators violated federal law when they sent the letter to Iran.
"Forty-seven senators saw fit to issue a condescending letter to the Iranian government stating that any agreement brokered by our president would not be upheld once the president leaves office," reads the petition. more >>
The U.S. Supreme Court ordered a lower court to reconsider its decision to go along with the Obama administration's effort to force the University of Notre Dame to pay for birth control methods in violation of Catholic doctrine.
In February 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled, in University of Notre Dame v. Burwell, that the Catholic university must abide by the birth control mandate. The Supreme Court vacated that decision Monday and ordered the Seventh Circuit to reconsider its decision "in light of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc."
Before the Supreme Court's order, Notre Dame was the only religious nonprofit in the country without an exemption from the birth control mandate due to the Seventh Circuit's ruling. more >>
The Betrayal Papers trace the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in American foreign and domestic policies. This five-part series evidences Islamic infiltration throughout our American government designed to create a totalitarian, genocidal, global Islamic State.
The Muslim Brotherhood is an international political, financial, terrorist and movement whose goal is to establish a global Islamic State (Caliphate). It has:And continues to exert tremendous influence over the American government's foreign and domestic policies under President Barack Hussein Obama, Effectively controlled American foreign policy orchestrating and funding violence throughout the Middle East and across North Africa, And continues to operate through various "civic", "non-profit", "religious organizations" that are front groups for terrorism and that significantly fund "operational costs" to advance Islamic ideology in American institutions like Georgetown University and the Brookings Institution.
America's economy is weak and struggling; its public and private debt is astronomical, and millions of Americans remain un- and underemployed. A weaponized IRS targets conservative and Christian organizations and ministers and they, including veterans, are labeled "domestic terrorists" by the Department of Homeland Security. Not only does the federal government refuse to secure the southern border, it orchestrated bringing in millions of illegal immigrants to implode an already bankrupt social services and healthcare programs. Additionally, public education through Common Core policy propagates Islam, fictional history, teaches Arabic, and organizes field trips for schoolchildren to mosques. more >>
Truth can be an exasperating thing, especially when we come upon it unintentionally. However, for those who have the courage to pursue it in its purest form, truth becomes the indelible essence of their being and the lifeblood of existence as they journey ever forward into that to which they are destined.
As I write, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's powerfully effective speech to the U.S. Congress weighs heavy on my mind. I am reminded of another time and another place when the mighty Israeli army stood against what many saw as a formidable foe. It took a young shepherd boy, David, to see the truth through all the drama.
Standing eyeballs-to-bellybutton against the gargantuan man-slayer, Goliath, this boy who would one day be king boldly defied the Philistine giant before him. Standing alone in that moment, David knew in his heart he was not alone. "You come against me with a sword, and a spear," David said, "but I come to you in the name of…the God of the armies of Israel." David threw a stone, the giant fell, and Israel's foe lay defeated. more >>