NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — While the rights Americans enjoy in the Constitution come from God, President Barack Obama is curtailing those rights, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ken.), winner of the the CPAC presidential straw poll, declared.
"Our rights are innate, they come from our Creator, and no government can take them away from us," Paul declared at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday. Nevertheless, he argued that President Obama is denying Americans those God-given rights. "We must stop this President from shredding the Constitution!"
Paul called upon "America's next generation of liberty lovers" to channel the spirit of abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, who did not compromise on slavery. "For thirty years, Garrison stood as politicians whimpered and compromised and left their fellow men in bondage … he rose above those politicians that would leave the country half free, half slave!" the senator declared. Paul compared the issue of slavery to the issue of privacy, declaring that freedom is more valuable than prosperity. more >>
Former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin left conservatives rolling with laughter on the final day of CPAC Saturday with a rendition of Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham" filled with jabs at the Obama administration.
Palin, who tackled a number of hot-button issues during her lively CPAC presentation, recalled Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz's effort to defund Obamacare through a filibuster in which he read "Green Eggs and Ham" to his young daughters who were watching at home.
She explained that she had taken the book and "spiced it up a little" for her own disabled son Trig. She then entertainingly delivered the spiced up reading to the clamoring crowd. more >>
Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist said in a recent interview that God should bless President Barack Obama for his efforts with the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Crist, who switched from Republican to Democrat in 2012, told CNN's Candy Crowley on Sunday that the president is doing the "right thing" for the American people by offering them healthcare, saying people getting healthcare is "like a civil right." Crist is currently running for the state's 2014 gubernatorial election as a Democrat, previously having served as the state's Republican governor from 2007 to 2011.
When asked by Crowley on "State of the Union" what he thinks of Obamacare and its effect on Florida residents, Crist replied: "I think it's been great. The roll-out was difficult. I'm sure the president feels that way, too." more >>
A bill that would ban most abortions 20 weeks after conception has passed the West Virginia Legislature and awaits the signature of the state governor.
Known as House Bill 4588, the West Virginia House of Delegates passed the proposed legislation Saturday.
"Except in the case of a medical emergency, no abortion may be performed or induced or be attempted to be performed or induced unless the physician performing or inducing it has first made a determination of the probable post fertilization age of the unborn child or relied upon such a determination made by another physician," reads HB 4588 in part. more >>
Growing up "on the wrong side of the tracks" in Cincinnati, I experienced some of the racial crimes committed – blacks on whites; whites on blacks. But what was most concerning were the heinous acts of violence that involved black perpetrators on black victims, especially involving black men.
The murder of young black men is not an uncommon occurrence. During the first two weeks of this year, fourteen people were murdered in Baltimore, Maryland, an average of one murder a day in a city of just over 600,000 people. By the end of the month, the count had reached 27. Last year, there were 234 murders in Baltimore, and the overwhelming majority of the victims were African American.
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, between eight and nine thousand African Americans are murdered each year. Of course crimes where a black is murdered by a non-black-as in the slayings of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis-receive the most media attention. But in fact, more than 90 percent of black murder victims are killed by other blacks. Unsurprisingly, most killings are related to drugs or gang activity. more >>
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Left's focus on "political correctness" prevents Americans from speaking common sense about political issues, Dr. Ben Carson, former pediatric neurosurgery director at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center who shot to fame last year when he gave a politically incorrect speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, declared In a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
"It's time for people to stand up and proclaim what they believe and stop being bullied!" Carson said in his Saturday speech recalling attacks by people intentionally misrepresenting his views. "I'll let you know why I'm not a fan of political correctness, I hate political correctness, I will continue to defy the PC police who have tried in many cases to shut me up," Carson said.
The former doctor attacked left-leaning media for misquoting a statement he made last year at the Values Voter Summit about the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare." "I said that Obamacare was the worst thing since slavery," Carson recalled. The media misreported him as saying Obamacare is the same thing as slavery, he alleged. "Of course they're not the same thing. Slavery is much worse," but he argued that this falsehood reveals the strategy behind political correctness. more >>