Political correctness is a contradiction of reality and distortion of morality that necessitates relentless government intervention devised by those who seek to control our lives. These self-appointed Speech Sheriffs warn us that words spoken outside the imaginary perimeters they've set are judgmental, negative, racist or intolerant.
The goal of these elitists is to subtly subvert society by controlling speech. When speech is controlled, it's easy to control behavior. PC has infiltrated and corrupted just about every facet of our lives, including businesses, the news media, sports, churches, the military and universities. Universities once known as open forums for free thought are now so hostile to it, comedians like Jerry Seinfeld won't step foot inside campuses to perform. College kids are too uptight, obsessed, over the idea that a joke might offend someone. Indoctrination by far left professors and their skewed take on history and life in general has sucked the joy out of learning and truth out of reality. Black comedian Chris Rock said he's afraid to tell jokes about black kids anymore. Not kidding. It's funny how First Amendment rights threaten those whose ideologies predictably wither in the presence of true open-mindedness. Hale and hearty debate or an occasional "Thus sayeth the Lord" sends them scrambling like roaches in the light.
But, we've done it to ourselves. Frogs in a gradually heating pot we are, that we do not wince while these PC Nazis tighten the concertina wire around the freedoms granted us by God and the U.S. Constitution. Good news is though, we all go down together. The noose they've bound around our necks also circles theirs. more >>
Even though he's ahead by just a slim margin, results of the latest Monmouth University Poll released Monday shows most Republican voters want renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson as the 2016 GOP presidential nominee.
"When asked to name who they would like to see as the party's nominee for president, Republican and Republican-leaning voters are divided among commentator Dr. Ben Carson (11 percent), Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (10 percent), former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (9 percent), Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (9 percent), and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (8 percent)," said a release from Monmouth University highlighting the top five Republican picks.
Physicians from North Carolina, along with some from around the country who were in Raleigh for a meeting, had a unique opportunity to chat with Dr. Ben Carson last week. We heard some original ideas—and some facts that all presidential candidates should be talking about but apparently don't dare.
It's not just the $18 trillion national debt, he says—but the 10 times greater load of unfunded liabilities—promises the federal government has made but cannot possibly raise the revenue to fulfill.
The federal government can't solve our problems, including poverty and social unrest. Only Americans, working together, can do that. After all, the government has already spent $22 trillion on the War on Poverty, and only made the problem worse. We need to remember how America got to be the most prosperous nation in history in the first place. more >>
Rabbi Jack Moline of the left-of-center Interfaith Alliance has written a letter to Texas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress accusing him of being "disrespectful" to victims of the Holocaust in his recent comparison of the "marginalization" faced by American Christians to the way Jewish people were treated under Nazi Germany.
"Religious persecution is a significant problem around the world. Many people live in fear for their lives because of their faith, Christians included. You and I and everyone should do more to remedy the situation," Moline said in a letter shared with The Christian Post.
"However, your recent comments on Fox News comparing your experience as a conservative Christian to Jews living in Nazi Germany show disrespect to the victims of the Holocaust, and do a disservice to the critically important cause of ending real religious persecution. The honest disagreements that people of faith in this country have about public policy issues are hardly the beginning of a path toward genocide." more >>
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, whose government has persecuted Christians under a strict interpretation of Shariah law, has fled South Africa over fears that he might be arrested after the International Criminal Court charged him with war crimes.
BBC News reported on Monday that Bashir, who was in Johannesburg for an African Union summit, has fled the country as the Pretoria High Court was deciding whether he should be handed over to the ICC.
The court has charged him with committing war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide in the ongoing war in Darfur in Sudan, which has led to over 300,000 deaths since 2003. more >>
Last week I joined a bipartisan group of political figures and foreign policy experts in taking two steps to encourage the improvement of US policy toward Iran. The group of nearly forty prominent Americans including former senior US civilian and military officials and governors issued a policy statement urging stronger confrontation of Iran's nuclear ambitions, regional hostilities, and human rights abuses.
That statement also encouraged the US government to reverse its traditional, unspoken policy of remaining at arms' length from the resistance against the Iranian theocracy. My view and that of the co-signers of the statement is that the ten-point plan of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, represents a viable alternative to an intractably hostile Iranian regime.
Simply supporting that alternative and coordinating with it politically would go a long way toward safeguarding Western interests. Our group and other Americans made an effort to demonstrate the potential for dialogue and collaboration between Western nations and the Iranian resistance when we attended the NCRI rally for the cause of freedom and democracy in Iran. We were joined by similar bipartisan delegations from many other countries, spanning five continents and including close US allies like the UK, Canada and Australia. more >>