Organizers of last year's Conservative Political Action Conference faced criticism due to the fact that last year's conference placed little emphasis on social issues. In fact, last year's conference failed to include any panels that specifically dealt with abortion. However, this year's CPAC included a good breakout session on sanctity of life issues entitled "Baby Steps: The Pro-Life Success Story." The panelists featured some heavy hitters from the pro-life movement including Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the Susan B. Anthony List, Charmaine Yoest, the President of Americans United for Life, and Darla St. Martin, Co-Executive Director of the National Right to Life Committee.
Yoest thanked everyone for "voting with their feet" and attending. The abortion issue was certainly of interest to many CPAC attendees. Over 100 people were in attendance and the meeting room was filled beyond capacity. The entire panel had a very optimistic tone to it. Dannenfelser began her remarks by stating that "Abortion Centered Feminism is Dead" citing the success that pro-life candidates had during the 2014 election cycle. She also stated that her group's strategy of targeting pro-life voters by going door to door proved effective.
However, the positive results from the 2014 election were due to more than effective grassroots mobilization. She stated that when it comes to elections "do not just go with your gut, do due diligence." Through focus groups and polling, the Susan B. Anthony List found that both the 20-week abortion ban and cutting off taxpayer funding for abortion were winning issues for pro-life candidates. She also said that it was important that pro-life candidates went on the offensive in 2014. Furthermore, the Susan B. Anthony List did everything it could to make sure candidates knew how to articulate the abortion issue well. 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 >>
Iran is the gravest danger to the U.S. and the world. Not ISIS. Not Boko Haram. Not Kony. Not Al Shabab. Iran on the path to a nuclear weapon.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress helped refocus the distracted Obama administration's attention on this rising threat. It did not force them, unfortunately, to reconsider their ill-advised course. But at least it made President Obama and Secretary Kerry respond to the case made by Netanyahu before the American people and the world.
Our attention has been distracted of late by the medieval horrors of ISIS (Islamist Savagery Inspired by Satan). They have beheaded and burned and crucified innocents in their drive to rivet the attention of the world to their barbarism and menace. Of course, ISIS must be dealt with. more >>
The Obama administration has assured the world that a nuclear-armed Iran is not an acceptable outcome of ongoing negotiations. The President stated in 2012 that "preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon isn't just in the interest of Israel, it is profoundly in the security interests of the United States." No doubt the rest of the civilized world agrees. Russia, China and North Korea are among the very few nations who support the Iranian regime achieving its long-standing ambition of fielding nuclear warheads.
Nuclear weapons in the hands of a fanatical group of Shia "Twelvers" present an existential threat to the world that has never been seen in history. President Obama and his senior diplomat and negotiator, John Kerry, seem to have decided to allow Iran to continue enriching uranium and developing warheads. The proof is that, at the end of 2013, Iran had enough enriched uranium for seven warheads. A year later (Dec 2014) they now have enough for eight. By any measure, this does not reflect progress for the US and its allies in these negotiations.
Nukes, Not Electricity more >>
By now, most people have heard something about Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's order defying a federal ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in Alabama. It didn't take long for the Left's culture warriors to issue sanctimonious condemnations of the judge's order:
"This is a pathetic, last-ditch attempt at judicial fiat by an Alabama Supreme Court justice—a man who should respect the rule of law rather than advance his personal beliefs," said [Human Rights Campaign's] Legal Director Sarah Warbelow. "Absent further action by the U.S. Supreme Court, the federal ruling striking down Alabama's marriage ban ought to be fully enforced, and couples that have been waiting decades to access equal marriage under the law should not have to wait a single day longer. All probate judges should issue licenses tomorrow morning, and Chief Justice Roy Moore ought to be sanctioned."