Only the most ham-fisted moonbats like Barack Hussein Obama want to crush Christianity outright. The more sophisticated realize they can do more damage to our culture and our souls by rotting it away from within. When moonbattery has finished its work on churches, sermons will sound like this blasphemous “prayer” vomited forth by Kittredge Cherry:
Rainbow Christ, you embody all the colors of the world. Rainbows serve as bridges between different realms: Heaven and Earth, east and west, queer and non-queer. Inspire us to remember the values expressed in the rainbow flag of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community.
Red is for life, the root of spirit. Living and Self-Loving Christ, you are our Root. Free us from shame, and grant us the grace of healthy pride so we can follow our own inner light. With the red stripe in the rainbow, we give thanks that God created us just the way we are.
Orange is for sexuality, the fire of spirit. Erotic Christ, you are our Fire, the Word made flesh. Free us from exploitation, and grant us the grace of mutual relationships. With the orange stripe in the rainbow, kindle a fire of passion in us.
Yellow is for self-esteem, the core of spirit. Out Christ, you are our Core. Free us from closets of secrecy, and give us the guts and grace to come out. With the yellow stripe in the rainbow, build our confidence.
Green is for love, the heart of spirit. Transgressive Outlaw Christ, you are our Heart, breaking rules out of love. In a world obsessed with purity, you touch the sick and eat with outcasts. Free us from conformity, and grant us the grace of deviance. With the green stripe in the rainbow, fill our hearts with untamed compassion for all beings.
Blue is for self-expression, the voice of spirit. Liberator Christ, you are our Voice, speaking out against all forms of oppression. Free us from apathy, and grant us the grace of activism. With the blue stripe in the rainbow, motivate us to call for justice.
Violet is for vision, the wisdom of spirit. Interconnected Christ, you are our Wisdom, creating and sustaining the universe. Free us from isolation, and grant us the grace of interdependence. With the violet stripe in the rainbow, connect us with others and with the whole creation.
Rainbow colors come together to make one light, the crown of universal consciousness. Hybrid and All-Encompassing Christ, you are our Crown, both human and divine. Free us from rigid categories, and grant us the grace of interwoven identities. With the rainbow, lead us beyond black-and-white thinking to experience the whole spectrum of life.
Rainbow Christ, you light up the world. You make rainbows as a promise to support all life on Earth. In the rainbow space we can see all the hidden connections between sexualities, genders, and races. Like the rainbow, may we embody all the colors of the world! Amen.
Now for the really sick part. Ms. Cherry is not an MSNBC analyst but an actual ordained minister:
This cult priestess was ordained by Metropolitan Community Churches, a gay Christian denomination, and is its National Ecumenical Officer. One of her main duties was promoting dialogue on homosexuality at the National Council of Churches (USA) and the World Council of Churches.
If the denizens of Sodom and Gomorrah are watching from hell, they must be wondering what God is waiting for.
On a tip from Steve T
From Moonbattery: http://moonbattery.com/
Found at Moonbattery: http://moonbattery.com/
Pigs Will Now Be on Airplanes…Mooslims Up Shit Creek…Brilliant Move to Thwart Terrorism…Just Watch Out for The Pig Manure in The Aisle
Pot-bellied pigs must be granted passage on airplanes if they are used for “emotional support” by their owners, states the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) draft manual on equity for the disabled in air travel.
The DOT published its “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel: Draft Technical Assistance Manual” in the Federal Register on July 5, providing guidance that allows swine on airplanes if they are determined to be service animals.
What happens when the pig wants to squirt out some smelly greenish brown goo?
Carriers must also provide “relief areas” for service animals. “With respect to terminal facilities you own, lease, or control at a U.S. airport, you must, in cooperation with the airport operator, provide relief areas for service animals that accompany passengers with a disability who are departing, arriving, or connecting at an airport on your flights,” the manual states.
This gives an idea of how federal regulations manage to cost us close to $2,000,000,000,000.00 per year (PDF).
Pot-bellied pigs weigh as much as 300 pounds. Disabilities can include psychiatric ailments that boil down to being weird.
There are some limits to the insanity — for now:
Though pot-bellied pigs are permissible, the DOT forbids some animals from aircraft. “As a U.S. carrier, you are not required to carry certain unusual service animals in the aircraft cabin such as ferrets, rodents, spiders, snakes and other reptiles,” it states.
However, it is only a matter of time before someone with a pet rattlesnake and an emotional “disability” sues because they don’t allow snakes on planes.
Horses and monkeys are already allowed. No really.
Yet passengers are strictly forbidden to bring shampoo in containers larger than 3 ounces. We can’t have anarchy in the skies, you know.
Ham-fisted government edicts have so many unintended consequences that it was only a matter of time until they finally produced a beneficial one. Pigs on planes could help ward off Muslims.
On tips from Gary A and Varla.
Posted on | July 9, 2012 |
So we’re back to this, huh? Another class-warfare fight over the “Bush tax cuts”? And more dishonest spin in the headlines:
Obama Seeks 2013 Tax Cuts Within Limits
– New York Times
Fight Renewed Over Bush Tax Cuts
– Wall Street Journal
Is anyone with an IQ over 70 fooled by this? No, but Obama’s not trying to reach people with IQs over 70, he’s trying to reach independent “swing” voters — people so profoundly stupid, they don’t even know whether they’re Republicans or Democrats.
From The Other McCain: http://theothermccain.com/
Posted on | July 9, 2012 |
Just look at the Memeorandum headline aggregation:
Protesters raise cloud of sand as
Romney raises $3 million in N.Y.
– Los Angeles Times
Romney Mines the Hamptons for Campaign Cash
– New York Times
Protesters! The Koch Brothers! The Hamptons! Three million dollars! The innocent reader glancing at the headlines could be forgiven for thinking that the Obama campaign is dependent on nickel-and-dime contributions from impoverished widows and orphans.
Of course, we know that Democrats have plenty of rich donors — including Hollywood stars, wealthy heiresses, Wall Street tycoons and corporate fat cats — but for some reason the mainstream media never portray this as scandalous or even particularly newsworthy. Let a Republican like Mitt Romney invite some rich people to a fundraiser in the Hamptons, however, and suddenly the headlines convey a hint of moral turpitude about the whole affair.
Has no one ever protested outside an Obama fundraiser? Why do the MSM feel obligated to turn the anti-Romney protests into headlines? Is there some kind of publicity factor involved?
[F]or some weeks, a consortium of left-wing groups including MoveOn.org, Occupy Wall Street, the Long Island Progressive Coalition, Greenpeace, Strong For All, United New York, the Teamsters Union and others have been urging their members and supporters to turn out for a protest at David Koch’s home.
What? You mean that these were not spontaneous grassroots protests, but were in fact a bunch of organized phony astroturfers? And the MSM treats these left-wing protests as authentic and legitimate news, instead of conveying the truth that this was nothing but a gigantic publicity stunt — a made-for-media photo op — staged by the Usual Suspects?
Did anyone in the MSM use the phrase “Epic Failure” to describe these transparently orchestrated protests? I think not. Nor, for that matter, could we expect anyone in the political press corps to take seriously any threat to Romney posed by criminal trespassers:
EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. – In a caper that seemed made for the movies, two protesters were arrested Sunday after authorities said they tried to sail across a pond to crash a tony Mitt Romney fundraiser and hit a police boat. . . .
East Hampton Village authorities said David Fink and Simon Kinsella attempted to sail across the police line, ignoring orders from East Hampton Marine Patrol, and “subsequently struck” the police boat.
It’s a “caper”! A high-spirited prank! Don’t try this at an Obama fund-raiser, of course, or the headline writers will tell a much different story:
SECRET SERVICE THWARTS
Right-Wing Extremist Shot by Snipers
While Attempting to Reach President
Of course, everything done by a “right-wing extremist” is automatically scandalous, including Mitt Romney’s tax returns.
From The Other McCain: http://theothermccain.com/
Found at Ann Barnhardt
My retort to this shallow youngster was, “What is love?”
Superfun Rockband church™ has poisoned so many people into thinking that love, and thus Jesus, is just a nebulous, warm fuzzy feeling that one gets by sitting around on a floor in a circle and listening to Michael W. Smith songs. Love is banality. Love is insipidity. Love is tranquilizing and obtuse. Jesus is your imaginary friend, who like a Golden Retriever, does nothing more than lay at your feet, be warm and fuzzy and look pretty, and when inconvenient can be sent outside to sleep on the porch.
No, young pagan. Jesus Christ is ferocious. Love is ferocious. Love burns, immolates and consumes itself, but is never never exhausted because He is infinite. Jesus isn’t nice. Jesus commands every one of us to hate with the passion of a thousand suns all evil, hate all sin and to never rest until it is either exterminated, or we rest in Him.
You don’t hold hands with satan and love evil. Incredibly bad music, warm fuzzy feeeeeeeelings and your imaginary friend/pet “jesus” aren’t going to save anyone or anything. They are only going to get people killed, and more importantly, they are going to get souls lost forever to hell, including possibly yours so long as you remain outside the Church and a devout pantheistic self-worshiping pagan. Love, and thus Christ, means fighting evil for the sake of your fellow man and laying down your life to get not just yourself, but a many people as possible to heaven.
The modern working definition of indifference, which is indeed the opposite of love, and thus in opposition to Christ, is naval-gazing self-worship and the elevation of sentiment and feeeeeeeelings over Truth.
Either hate evil and witness to the Truth, or sit your neo-pagan ass down and stay out of the way of those of us who will. How did our Lord put it to Peter when Peter tried to tell Jesus that He didn’t need to tangle with evil?
Who turning, said to Peter: Go behind Me, Satan, thou art a scandal unto Me: because thou savourest not the things that are of God, but the things that are of men.
Yep. There’s that warm, fuzzy Jesus again, just chillin’ and being all nice and all about feeeeeeeeeelings. Man, if Peter had only had a guitar and could have broken into some praise and worship 7-11 crap, he might have talked Christ out of the Cross. Eyeroll.
(If you’re thinking that this post makes the post below ironic or even contradictory, just think on the words, “You give me cause for love that I can’t hide.”
“Love that I can’t hide.” Maybe like, witnessing to the Truth, even if it comes at a steep financial cost, or everyone hates you for it, and some even want to kill you . . . ?)
From Ann Barnhardt: http://barnhardt.biz/
Once in America…Most People Wanted to Be a Good Person…Now They Want to Be a Porn Star…What has Happened?
“As pilot bonobos, the homos…”
discovered the downsides of harlotry. An experienced player was bound to acquire a handful of STDs,
and AIDS practically wiped out an entire generation of “sexually liberated” men. For many, there are also psychological costs. Being desired is a drug, and it’s addictive. When it’s your highest value, it becomes your identity. One of the problems — and this has always been a curse to women — is that sexual attractiveness is linked to the mating instinct, and it peaks in the young. Men mature more flatteringly than women, but most men who trade on their sex appeal won’t relax into the confident, secure, middle-aged manhood of their forefathers. Like homos and movie stars, I wonder how many of today’s players will chase steroids and sex drugs and eventually convince themselves that maybe that Kenny Rogers face lift will look better on them than it does on him. — Everyone a Harlot
Found at American Digest: http://americandigest.org/
Once again Barack Obama is proving what he meant by “having Israel’s back.” The US president is thrusting another knife into the back of the Jewish State.
U.S. President Barack Obama has invited Egypt’s newly elected Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, to visit the United States in September, an Egyptian official said on Sunday, reflecting the new ties Washington is cultivating with the region’s Islamists.
Washington, long wary of Islamists and an ally of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, shifted policy last year to open formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood, the group behind Mursi’s win. Mursi formally resigned from the group after his victory.
Mursi’s success at the polls mirrors the rising influence of Islamists in countries across the Middle East and North Africa in the wake of revolts and protests against autocratic rulers who have led the region for decades.
“President Obama extended an invitation to President Mursi to visit the United States when he attends the UN General Assembly in September,” Egyptian aide Yasser Ali said after Mursi met US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns in Cairo.
Like many Islamist leaders Mursi talks “moderation” to the West. But moderation is not part of the Muslim Brotherhood’s agenda.
Read it all at The Daley Gator: http://thedaleygator.wordpress.com/
Faced with a shocking case of a teacher accused of playing classroom sex games with children for years, Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy delivered another jolt: He removed the school’s entire staff – from custodians to the principal – to smash what he called a ‘culture of silence.’
‘It was a quick, responsible, responsive action to a heinous situation,’ he said. ‘We’re not going to spend a long time debating student safety.’
The controversial decision underscores the 51-year-old superintendent’s shake-up of the lethargic bureaucracy at the nation’s second-largest school district. His swift, bold moves have rankled some and won praise from others during his first year of leadership.
Taking action: Los Angeles’ school district’s Superintendent John Deasy has fired a school’s entire staff after a teacher was accused of playing classroom sex games with children for years
Read the entire article at The Daley Gator: http://thedaleygator.wordpress.com/
It is time to utterly stomp the canard that both the left and right have an equally compelling world-view and record. For anyone with even a modicum of honesty, knowledge and observational faculty has deduced that modern Liberalism is a paper tiger which has utterly failed in every actual historic application. Further, the more modern liberal theory is applied, the worse the failure.
Below is part E of the arguments against liberalism that concerns the effects of liberalism on the family. Follow the link to read the whole article. We feel the family is the foundation of society so if it fails, society fails.
Liberal Malthusian “family planning” policy has absolutely destroyed individuals and families in the West. For example, abortion has kept 55 million more Americans from being born and caused tens of trillions in lost tax revenue for the US. The NY Times reports about China’s vicious forced abortion policy in early 2012:
Graphic photos posted on the Internet showed a 23-year-old woman named Feng Jianmei lying in a hospital bed with the remains of the fetus, soaked in blood. The story received widespread attention online, and a few days ago it was the most popular topic on Weibo, China’s Twitter.
The woman’s husband said family planning officials in Shaanxi Province forced his wife to abort her second child after the couple were told that they had violated the nation’s one-child policy.
The couple had been ordered to pay a $6,300 fine if they wanted to go ahead with the pregnancy. When they failed to pay, Ms. Feng was beaten and given an injection that induced a late-term abortion, the couple said.
Further, liberalized policies on sex and single parenthood are tearing society asunder. The NY Times reports over 50% of children born to women 30 and under are to single mothers. This is the largest cause of poverty, according to experts, but just the tip of the iceberg according to statistics on fatherlessness:
* 63% of youth suicides are fatherless.
* 90% of all homeless and runaway children are fatherless.
* 85% of all children exhibiting behavioral disorders are fatherless.
* 80% of rapist motivated by displaced anger are fatherless.
* 71% of all high school dropouts are fatherless.
* 85% of all youths sitting in prisons grew up fatherless.
These statistics of children from fatherless homes show they are:
* 5 times more likely to commit suicide
* 32 times more likely to run away
* 20 times more likely to have behavioral disorders
* 14 times more likely to commit rape
* 9 times more likely to drop out of high school
* 20 times more likely to end up in prison
Read it all at The Daley Gator: http://thedaleygator.wordpress.com/
Pamela Geller Denied The Right to Speak at a “Jewish” Center in LA – They Bow to Shariah Law and CAIR!
Laura Rubenfeld, former Terrorism Analyst for Steven Emerson at The Investigative Project on Terrorism, has an excellent take-down of the dhimmis at the LA Jewish Federation who canceled my speech on Islamic Jew-hatred, caving to pressure from Muslim Brotherhood-tied groups.
“Los Angeles Jewish Federation Enforces Shariah Law” Breitbart, July 7, 2012
On the morning of June 24th, author, blogger, speaker, executive director, and co-founder with Robert Spencer of Stop the Islamization of America (SIOA), Pamela Geller was denied her First Amendment Constitutional right of freedom of speech by The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles – just hours before she was scheduled to speak at an event organized by the Zionist Organization of America – West (ZOA). The Jewish Federation cited security concerns as reason for the virtually last minute cancellation. The Jewish Federation caved in to a so called “interfaith coalition,” including Islamist and radical leftist Israel- bashing groups: Council on American-Islamic Relations – Greater Los Angeles, (CAIR-LA), Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP), Islamic Circle of North America – Southern California (ICNA), Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, Jewish Voice for Peace – Los Angeles (JVP-L.A.), L.A. Jews for Peace, Muslim American Society – Greater Los Angeles (MAS-LA), Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), Muslim Ummah of North America, Southern California (MUNA), and Progressive Christians Uniting (PCU).The night before Geller was scheduled to speak, CAIR and MPAC sent out simultaneous nationwide emails from this interfaith coalition stating the following:
We are extremely shocked and alarmed to see a mainstream Jewish organization associating itself with one of the nation’s leading Islamophobes…Religious leaders and institutions have an increased and urgent responsibility to promote tolerance and mutual understanding among all Americans, instead of giving aid and comfort to fear-mongers like Geller.
On Sunday morning, the very morning of the event, after promising ZOA the use of a meeting room for the purpose of Pamela Geller’s presentation – after permitting ZOA to sell tickets – The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles retracted permission for the use of the room.
The Jewish Federation permitted itself to be used as an enforcer of Islamic Shari’ah Law. Under Shari’ah law, slander forbids the mere criticism of Islam. In Reliance of the Traveller: A Classical Manual of Islamic Sacred Law, slander is defined as follows:
Slander (ghiba) means to mention anything concerning a person that he would dislike, whether about his body, religion, everyday life, self, disposition, property, son, father, wife, servant, turban, garment, gait, movements, smiling, dissoluteness, frowning, cheerfulness, or anything else connected with him.
Note that this statement is diametrically opposed to the U.S. definition of slander. In Shari’ah Law, a statement is considered slander if it is critical of Islam, regardless of whether it is true or false. Under U.S. law only false statements are considered slander. From Black’s Law Dictionary:
Slander, n: 1. A defamatory statement…
Defamation. 1) The act of harming the reputation of another by making a false statement to a third person. If the alleged defamation involves a matter if public concern, the plaintiff is constitutionally required to prove both the statement’s falsity and the defendants fault. 2) A false written or oral statement that damages another’s reputation.
This is not a secret. Islamists state it openly. From the site, IslamHelpline:
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
Dear Brother Assalaamualaikum
I would like guidance on how I should view the Hadith quoted as under_
Sunan Abu-Dawud Book 38, Number 4349
Narrated Ali ibn AbuTalib: A Jewess used to abuse the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and disparage him. A man strangled her till she died. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) declared that no recompense was payable for her blood.
I am sure it can be explained in and with proper context.
Please help me.
Jazak Allah Khairan.
Kill one who abuses reviles Prophet (saws)
Examples of the enforcement of Shari’ah Law include:
Gillian Gibbons, threatened with death for calling a bear “Mohammed:”
KHARTOUM, Sudan (CNN) — British teacher arrested in Sudan after allowing her class to name a teddy bear “Mohammed“has been charged by authorities with offending religion, British officials say.
Speaking for the first time of her ordeal, Gillian Gibbons, the woman jailed for naming a teddy bear Mohammed, tells Elizabeth Day of her eight days of fear in a Sudan cell as angry mobs demanded her death for ‘blasphemy.’
Many people in Pakistan murdered for miscellaneous Shari’ah Law crimes of “blasphemy”:
LAHORE: A total of 34 people were killed extra judicially in Pakistan during 1990-2010 following charges of blasphemy, The Express Tribune has learnt.
The information obtained by the Tribune revealed that 15 of those killed were Muslims and 31 were killed in the Punjab.
16 of the murdered people were Christians, 15 Muslims, two Ahmadis and one a Hindu. All these people accused, of crimes under the blasphemy laws, were either killed extra judicially or found dead in prison under dubious circumstances.
Salman Rushdie, threatened for criticizing Islam in his book, “The Satanic Verses.”
Our constitution guarantees freedom of speech to every one of us here in America. The Islamists in this country want to take it away from us. Shari’ah Law has no place in a free country – a country for which heroic, red-blooded-American soldiers fight to uphold our Constitution – many paying the ultimate price. We who are not in uniform have to defend that right ourselves through the courageous use of our freedom of speech.
The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles has disgraced itself by opposing freedom of speech in order to appease those who have precisely the goal of denying us the use of that right.
Go. Read Rubenfeld’s whole article here.
From Atlas Shrugs: http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/
islam and All mooslims Are Committed To The Destruction of Israel – They Have to Be – Their Prophet Told Them So.
Covering Up Islamic Anti-Semitism
By Robert Spencer
When the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles canceled Pamela Geller’s scheduled talk on Islamic Jew-hatred on June 24, it handed a major victory to the virulently anti-Semitic Islamic supremacist foes of Israel. Even worse, the mainstream media, as always taking its talking points from those same Islamic supremacist groups, aided and abetted their campaign to rule honest discussion about Islamic jihad, Islamic supremacism, and Islamic anti-Semitism beyond the bounds of acceptable public discourse.
The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) crowed in a press release: “A Southern California interfaith coalition today commended the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles for having the courage to stand up to bigotry by canceling an event featuring the leader of a notorious anti-Muslim hate group.” The Islamic supremacist Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), a deceptive group that counsels Muslims on how to avoid cooperating with law enforcement, tweeted: “MPAC Applauds Jewish Federation For Putting Kibosh on Extremist #PamelaGeller.”
The mainstream media happily played along. The Los Angeles Times approvingly quoted Hussam Ayloush of Hamas-linked CAIR smearing Geller, without bothering to notify its readers of CAIR’s ties to Hamas, unindicted co-conspirator status in a terror funding case, and jihad terror convictions of several of its officials. Haaretz ran a front-page piece entitled “No hatred is pro-Jewish. No bigotry is pro-Israel. Case in point: Pamela Geller.”
Pamela Geller’s pro-Israel, pro-freedom message is only “bigotry” or “extremist” to those who wish to enable the victory of Islamic supremacists in the United States, but aside from these smears, the central claim of the Islamic supremacist groups and their media lackeys isn’t even true: the Federation didn’t cancel Geller’s speech because of its content, but because of fears of violent Muslim protests. Algemeiner reported: “Citing security concerns that the building might be stormed by Muslim activists, the Federation informed the Zionist Organization of America – which was hosting the event – that the speech would be called off.”
The Federation demonstrated cowardice in not standing up to violent intimidation, and although it did not initially repudiate Geller’s message, it later announced that in light of this incident it would frame guidelines as to what events would be “appropriate” to host on its premises. Los Angeles Jewish Federation Board Chairman Richard Sandler said: “You learn from every situation, and because this happened, it is good that we will be able to put processes in place to make sure it does not happen again.” Hamas-linked CAIR and the media ran with this, portraying the cancellation as a rejection of Geller’s message. They are happy to use the Federation for its own purposes, crowing that even a mainstream Jewish organization like the Federation is unwilling to discuss Islamic anti-Semitism and jihad – which Geller correctly identifies as the root cause of the Israel/“Palestinian” conflict. CAIR is thrilled about this: the more ignorant and complacent Americans are about the Jew-hatred that is deeply rooted within Islam, and the Islamic texts and teachings that exhort Muslims to wage war against and subjugate Jews and other non-Muslims, the happier Hamas-linked CAIR and its cohorts are.
And indeed, the reality is quite ugly. The Qur’an says that the Jews are “the most hostile of men to the believers” (5:82), and are under the curse of Allah (2:89; 9:30). “O believers,” the Qur’an says to Muslims, “take not Jews and Christians as friends; they are friends of each other. Whoso of you makes them his friends is one of them. God guides not the people of the evildoers” (5:51).
In a hadith, Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, says that “the last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him” (Sahih Muslim 6985). Islamic doctrine holds that all land that has once belonged to the House of Islam belongs by right to the Muslims forever, and that no non-Muslim state has any legitimacy upon such land; consequently, the idea of a Jewish State in the Middle East is absolutely unacceptable to Muslims on theological grounds. No negotiated agreement or concessions from Israel will mitigate these doctrines, which amount to an imperative to destroy Israel entirely.
This was the substance of Pamela Geller’s message on June 24, and it is also the message of freedom fighters and defenders of Israel across the world. To declare this message to constitute “bigotry” and as such to be outside the realm of acceptable public speech is unconscionable and, ultimately, suicidal for free societies. This is no time for acts of cowardice, and events are moving far too quickly to excuse complacency, ignorance, and trimming in the service of narrow self-interest. All defenders of freedom must stand up and criticize Islamic anti-Semitism strongly and without apology, as Pamela Geller has done, and stand with her to call upon Muslim groups to renounce and repudiate these noxious and belligerent doctrines that foreclose any possibility of peace in the Middle East and in the world at large.
It is, of course, virtually inconceivable that mainstream Muslim groups will renounce, reject or reform Qur’anic anti-Semitism, and so for non-Muslims today, it is crucial to be forewarned, informed, and resolute in defense of freedom. In other words, it is crucial for all free people to reject the cowardice and dishonesty that has characterized the actions of so many during this episode. The stakes are simply too high for anything less than that.
Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book, Did Muhammad Exist?, is now available.
From Atlas Shrugs: http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/
Christian Woman Burned With Acid By Muslim Barbarians – This is islam. This is What They Will Do if They Are Allowed to Take Over in The U.S.
She’s a Christian, so he melts her face with acid. Confused? Don’t be. It’s the sharia. There are hundreds of thousands of stories like this that you never hear about.
Julie Aftab could neither read nor write English when she arrived in Houston for surgery in 2004. Now she’s studying accounting at UH-Clear Lake, and considers the scars from the brutal acid attack she suffered in Pakistan at age 16 “my gift from God.” Photo: Melissa Phillip / © 2012 Houston Chronicle
“Pakistani acid-attack victim finds new life in Houston” Chron.com July 9, 2012 (thanks to David)
She was 16 years old, working as an operator in a tiny, public call office in Pakistan, when a man walked in and saw the silver cross dangling around her neck.
He asked her three times: “Are you a Christian?”
Julie Aftab answered, “Yes, sir,” the first two times, and then got frustrated.
“Didn’t you hear me?” she asked.
They argued, and the man abruptly left the little office, returning 30 or 40 minutes later with a turquoise bottle. Aftab tried to block the arc of battery acid, but it melted much of the right side of her face and left her with swirling, bone-deep burns on her chest and arms. She ran for the door, but a second man grabbed her hair, and they poured the acid down her throat, searing her esophagus.
A decade and 31 surgeries later, Aftab is an accounting major at the University of Houston-Clear Lake with a melodic laugh. She spoke no English when she arrived in Houston in February 2004, but is poised to take her citizenship test later this month.
Doctors in Houston have donated their time to painstakingly reconstruct her cheek, nose, upper lip and replace her eyelids. Over time, her scars have faded from hues of deep wine to mocha.
And, with time, the 26-year-old said, she has learned to forgive.
“Those people, they think they did a bad thing to me, but they brought me closer to God,” Aftab said. “They helped me fulfill my dreams. I never imagined I could be the person I am today.”
Eldest of seven
Aftab was born in Faisalabad, Pakistan, the eldest of seven children in a Christian working-class family.
She dreamed of becoming a doctor, but dropped out of school at age 12 to work in a sewing factory after her father, a bus driver and the family’s sole breadwinner, broke his back in an accident. After the sewing factory closed when Aftab was 16, she took a job as a telephone operator helping people place phone calls from the small office in the city’s center.
It was June 15, 2002, two weeks into her new job, when the customer spotted her silver cross, a gift from her grandfather. She wore it despite knowing it branded her as Christian, a tiny minority in the Muslim-majority country.
You are living life in the gutter, the Muslim man told her.
She tried to ignore him, remembering what her mother had taught her since she was a child:
You are no one to insult someone’s religion. If someone is insulting religion, they have to answer to God.”You are going to hell, the man told her. You are living in darkness.
“I am living in the light,” Aftab replied.
So you think Islam is in darkness? the man demanded.
Aftab was frightened. She knew Christians had been accused of violating Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws in the past when others had twisted their words, to make it sound as though they had attacked Islam.
“No, you said that,” she replied. “Not me.”
But the man was enraged and returned with the battery acid and his friend. When she finally broke away from them, the acid searing her skin and throat, she ran down the street. As she screamed, teeth fell from her mouth and hit the ground.
Read the rest.
Gloria Ervin, right, and her husband, Lee, took Aftab in when she came to Houston in 2004. Their initial six-month commitment became much more, though. Now she’s one of the family.
Photo: Melissa Phillip / © 2012 Houston Chronicle
From Atlas Shrugs: http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/
Someone wake up Janet Napolitano immediately. There is a mole within the Obama Regime who meets the DHS definition of a terrorist.
Warning — the following video should only be played at a low volume level. Due to their sensitivity to high-pitched shrieks, please remove any dogs from the area before playing:
On a tip from Laurie.
At least our socialist rulers have found a way to ease the unemployment they’ve caused. After a couple of years, when your unemployment comp finally runs out, you can just claim disability. It’s so easy, practically everybody’s doing it:
The economy created just 80,000 jobs in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. But that same month, 85,000 workers left the workforce entirely to enroll in the Social Security Disability Insurance program, according to the Social Security Administration.
The disability ranks have outpaced job growth throughout President Obama’s recovery. While the economy has created 2.6 million jobs since June 2009, fully 3.1 million workers signed up for disability benefits.
In other words, the number of new disability enrollees has climbed 19% faster than the number of jobs created during the sluggish recovery.
Those climbing aboard the disability gravy train aren’t the only ones not working who aren’t counted in the official unemployment rate.
In addition, while hiring has been very weak during the recovery, the number of people who have dropped out of the labor force entirely has exploded by 7.3 million since June 2009, an [Investors Business Daily] analysis of [Bureau of Labor Statistics] data show[s]. Some aged into retirement, but most either signed up for disability, stayed in school, moved back in with parents, or just quit looking for a job.
As a result, the “labor force participation rate” — the number of people who have jobs or are actively looking for one compared with the entire working-age population — is now 63.8%, down from 65.7% in June 2009. This participation rate is at the lowest levels in 30 years. In previous recoveries, the participation rate has almost always risen, not fallen.
That’s because this is not a recovery, but a lull between the Great Recession and the full-scale depression that will ensue if Obama holds onto power for another term.
The number of long-term unemployed — those out of work 27 weeks or more — is still 5.4 million — almost 1 million higher than when the recovery began, and almost twice the level it ever reached prior to Obama’s recovery.
Fortunately for the disabled of all abilities, the money comes in anyway. For now.
What a great deal socialism is. True there aren’t many jobs, but you don’t need one when the government will pay you just to be dependent.
The problem comes when our rulers inevitably run out of other people’s money and everything collapses. That’s when the useless eaters go to the labor camps. But it’s not as if DEAD END signs haven’t been posted all along Easy Street. Freeloaders will be able to look back through the barbed wire and console themselves that it was fun while it lasted.
On tips from Shawn, SR, Eric, and Bob Roberts.
Will Obama Destroy Socialism?
By Daniel Greenfield
…Obama has only one idea. The same one idea that the left has beaten into the ground repeatedly. The monopolization of power. This monopolization is disguised behind organizations claiming to represent the people, community activists, unions and public interest lobbies, whose only message is the vital necessity of a government monopoly in every economic area of life.
It’s the old Soviet strategy writ large. Every red error brought back to life and pushed forward with cunning and brute force, but no understanding of why it failed last time around. The slower transition of Wells’ “Open Conspiracy” does not make them any better at running a country, than the radical armed revolts of the Bolsheviks did. Repeating the same mistakes at 1/20th the speed does not lead to a better outcome. Only to more chances to see that they are going the wrong way.
The left’s total abandonment of individual choice, its insistence that a moral society can only come from total submission to the rule of the enlightened, does not just lead to tyranny, but to economic disaster. The last term has been another reminder of why the enlightened are not qualified to to run every aspect of a society, and why economic collectivism is no substitute for individualism. A healthy society gains its energy from individual decision making, a diversity of choices leading to a diversity of outcomes. An unhealthy one is tightly constrained by the five or ten year plan of a dictator and his cronies.
The left has never questioned the rightness of its destination, only the best way to get there. And that is its greatest blind spot. Within the left there has been debate on the speed of the transition and the best way to achieve it. Violent revolution or a slow takeover from within. Stamp out the bourgeoisie or brainwash their children into joining your ranks. But these concerns with tactics and the political correctness of one approach over another, always end up overlooking the larger questions. Because it is taken for granted that the system of collective tyranny they champion is bound to work.
Fanatics rarely question their own motives or the rightness of their beliefs. And the left breeds that brand of fanaticism the way the sewers of Paris bred rats. That makes them capable of ruthlessly pursuing a course, but not of recognizing that the course itself is wrong. The left spends so much time fighting to seize a country, unable to realize that it cannot keep it as anything more than a backward dictatorship with nuclear weapons and widespread hunger.
The fanatic’s greatest error is to believe that he shapes reality, rather than reality shaping him. And that is an error which Obama catastrophically fell into. The more his imagemakers surrounded him with an aura of invincibility, the less aware he and they became of the possibility of failure. The very halo that they planted on his head, made his abuses of power inevitable, and also his downfall. To pose in a halo is to deny human error. And that denial of human error by those who are born to the red leads the left to ideological disputes that can only be settled with purges and to economic disasters that cannot happen because their politically correct positions have endowed them with a sense of inevitable historical destiny.
Read the entire article at Sultan Knish: http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/
Posted: July 8, 2012 | Author: barenakedislam |
Sorry, girls, it will only be sold in the ‘boys’ edition.
From Bare Naked Islam: http://barenakedislam.com/
GOP Colorado State Senator agrees with Geert Wilders: “Mosques should be banned, they are NOT places of worship”
Posted: July 8, 2012 | Author: barenakedislam |
Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders brought his ‘crusade’ against Islam to Denver last weekend, warning an audience at the Western Conservative Summit that Europe and the United States are vulnerable to an insidious takeover by what he termed a “dangerous, totalitarian ideology” masquerading as a religion.
Colorado Statesman “If we do not stop the Islamization, we will lose everything: our identity, our culture, our democratic constitutional state, our freedom, and our civilization,” Wilders told an audience of roughly 1,000 gathered in the main ballroom at the downtown Hyatt Regency Denver on Saturday. The annual summit, in its third year, is sponsored by the Lakewood-based Colorado Christian University’s Centennial Institute and had an estimated 1,300 attendees over three days.
Wilders received repeated standing ovations during his 45-minute talk, but perhaps a third of the audience members remained planted in their seats throughout — one Colorado lawmaker said Americans should take the Islamic threat seriously and consider prohibiting the construction of mosques in the state.
Wilders, the founder and head of the Party for Freedom, now the third-largest political party in the Netherlands, has lived under constant guard since 2004 and is the author of the recently published “Marked for Death: Islam’s War Against the West and Me.”
He has been targeted “for criticizing Islam,” he told the avid crowd after describing some of the security measures required to protect him and his wife. “My view, in a nutshell, is that Islam, rather than a religion, is predominantly a totalitarian ideology striving for world dominance,” he said. “I believe that Islam and freedom are incompatible.”
CCU president and former U.S. Sen. Bill Armstrong launched the summit on Friday by proclaiming it open to members of all faiths. But by the time Wilders commanded the same stage the next afternoon, the welcome mat might have been less firmly in place for at least one religion.
Former Senate President John Andrews, who heads CCU’s Centennial Institute, didn’t mince words when he introduced Wilders and another speaker known for his opposition to Islam. Saturday afternoon’s topic, Andrews said, would be “the existential threat to the United States of America posed by Islam.”
Pausing for a moment to let his words sink in, he continued. “I didn’t say ‘radical Islam,’ I didn’t say ‘extremism.’ After you hear from Frank Gaffney and our friend from across the Atlantic, Geert Wilders, you’ll know why I just say ‘the threat of Islam.’”
For his part, Wilders emphasized what he described as a distinction between followers of Islam and the religion itself. Wilders said “there is no such thing as a moderate Islam — there is only one Islam, and that is a dangerous, totalitarian ideology that is intolerant, that is violent, that should not be tolerated by us but that should be contained.”
Wilders warned against opening the door to Sharia law — based on traditional Islamic principles — in Western courtrooms but added that it was already too late to keep Islam and its influences out of the country entirely. “Your country is facing a stealth jihad, an Islamic attempt to introduce Sharia law bit by bit by bit,” he said.
In order to keep the United States from succumbing, Wilders said, politicians have to ignore what he promised would be derision from the liberal media and other quarters and firmly deliver strong medicine. First, he said, Americans have to stop putting up with “multiculturalism,” even as free-speech proponents cry foul. In addition, he said American courtrooms must bar Sharia law and “stop the immigration from Islamic countries.”
Most critically, he said, “We should forbid the construction of new mosques. There is enough Islam in the West already.”
State Sen. Kevin Grantham, R-Cañon City, said it’s worth paying attention to Wilders and the alarms he was raising. “It’s warranted in this country,” Grantham told The Colorado Statesman minutes after Wilders finished his speech. “We already see the beginnings of that movement here in a smaller fashion, but it’s the same thing as it was in Europe just within the last couple decades, and we see where Europe’s at right now. So the warning is very real, and we should take heed and watch where we’re heading in this country.”
Current Republican State Senator Kevin Grantham took on Wilders’s message that the West “should forbid the construction of new mosques.” Asked about the proposed ban, Grantham sai he was for considering it:
“You know, we’d have to hear more on that, because, as he said, mosques are not churches like we would think of churches. They think of mosques more as a foothold into a society, as a foothold into a community, more in the cultural and in the nationalistic sense. Our churches — we don’t feel that way, they’re places of worship, and mosques are simply not that, and we need to take that into account when approving construction of those.
Grantham said he agreed with the distinction Wilders made between the Islamic religion and its adherents.
“If we look at the philosophical underpinnings of what is called Islam, (it’s) very fair how he treats that. Now, there’s some Muslims, obviously, like Mr. Wilders said, that we would call moderate. But the philosophical underpinnings of that system, of that culture of Islam — those are very serious problems and they are antithetical to the American way.”
Former Reagan administration official Frank Gaffney — something of a pariah in right-wing circles since he began accusing Grover Norquist of helping radical Muslims infiltrate the conservative movement — riled up the crowd immediately before Wilders spoke with a preview of a 10-hour video series called “The Muslim Brotherhood in America.” The series charges that a cabal of Muslims is staging a stealthy conquest of the United States by pretending to be moderate while ascending the rungs of power.
Gaffney called on conservatives at the summit to boycott the American Conservative Union’s regional Conservative Political Action Conference — known as CPAC — set to take place in Denver on Oct. 4, the day after the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, unless the organization renounces its association with individuals Gaffney claims have ties with the Muslim Brotherhood.
Former radio talk-show host and Denver attorney Craig Silverman introduced Wilders, but first told the crowd that he stood before them “in all humility to you conservatives for confession and forgiveness,” and admitted that he voted for Obama in 2008. Silverman said he has since seen the error of his ways.
Saying he feared for America’s safety and for the very survival of Israel, Silverman declared that he has read few books in recent years that affected him as profoundly as Wilders’ memoir. “Geert Wilders is a great man,” Silverman said. “He refuses to be intimidated. He is a profile in courage.”
From Bare Naked Islam: http://barenakedislam.com/
Let’s call the Greater Depression of 2008-2012 (and counting!) what it is.
Yes, it is that bad. But too many people, both in the media and elsewhere, still think that putting their heads in the sand and refusing to put a name to evil will cause that evil to disappear.
No, the rot in our body politic not start with Barack Hussein Obama. It set in long before that, and it has gotten worse with every administration since Ronald Reagan left office. That said, BHO has raised presidential profligacy and perfidy to an entirely new level. And the SCOTUS has doubled down on doing damage in the week following their outrageous Obamacare ruling.
We are told to accept all of this as the “new normal.” We must not!
- PJM: June Jobs Report: 8.2 Percent Unemployment (updated)
- PJM: Two Peas in a Political Pod: Obamacare and Stubborn Unemployment
- Yahoo! Finance: Dismal hiring shows economy stuck in low gear
- Breitbart: Next Month’s Job Growth Could Be Even Lower
From 1389 Blog: http://1389blog.com/
They’re so cute when they act tough.
A Muslim group has released its plan to “wipe Christianity from the face of the earth,” Islamize the West and establish an Islamic system of world government — placing those who resist “under a police state.”
The 23-page booklet, “The Global Islamic Civilization: The Power of a Nation Revived,” is the brainchild of the United Muslim Nations International, a group led by Sheik Farook al-Mohammedi. The document outlines a plan for Muslim world domination and the re-establishment of the Caliphate.
Al-Mohammedi leaves no doubt about his view of Christianity.
“Christianity should be destroyed and wiped from the face of the earth,” al-Mohammedi said. “It is an evil demonic and Anti-Christ system, all Christians are in complete Ignorance.”
The sheik includes a veiled threat in his remarks.
“Islamic Power has returned upon the face of the earth and the Revived Global Caliphate has set eyes on the West to once and for all rid the world of Christianity and there is nothing you can do about it,” al-Mohammedi said.
He makes his objective clear.
“I have pledged and made a firm promise to the Caliphate of the United Muslim Nations International organization that I will do my utmost to Islamize all of the West within a short period of time,” al-Mohammedi said.
Al-Mohammedi’s views are reflected in the book, which calls on all Muslims to, “listen attentively (to the teaching in the booklet) so they may be able to feel the spirituality of an Islamic revival within themselves and they will be able to achieve the much needed upliftment (sic) and also a means in gaining the closeness of Allah Subahanhu wa-ta’ ala.”
The document is a clear statement on the organization’s objective. Page 2 explains that the emergence of an Islamic Caliphate is the ultimate goal of all Muslims.
“Firstly we will deal with the matter of the Global Islamic Civilization, its honored status, the unrivaled Universal Brotherhood and Sisterhood of the Muslim Ummah,” the document states.
“Islam the only true religion enjoins upon mankind Total Submission to the will of Allah, which means that you are to live a life that is Totally Devoted to the Almighty Allah by serving Him in the manner which He has prescribed for us through the example of the Holy Prophet Mohammed Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam,” the booklet said.
Al-Mohammedi declares that Western resistance to the worldwide Islamic movement is futile.
“Today as I breathe the air of our newly found Islamic State of America before my trip this week to Eurabia I leave behind me an Internationalist Islamic Ideology which will be the future of America and Europe Inshallah,” he said.
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Allen West: True Racism Lies Among White Liberals Who Think Black Conservatives Need Approval From Their Masters…
No wonder moonbats hate him with a passion. He speaks the truth.
Via Fox Nation:
“I really feel that it is demeaning to me to think that I need some individual to justify me and my existence. Look, I went through 22 years being in the military, I rose to the rank of Lt. Colonel, I have a bachelor and 2 masters degrees. And for these white liberals to believe they can have this condescending manner toward black conservatives that we need to have approval from our quote unquote, I guess “masters”, for us to be able to speak — see that’s where the true racism really lies governor is with the white liberals who don’t want to see someone such as myself that broke away from their dependency class and is out here and able to possibly contend against them with the policies that they are promoting that’s destroying the black community. I know I’m their #1 target and it just emboldens me to speak out even stronger.
And the heck with them if they think someone else needs to approve of me and what I stand for.”
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Found at Woodsterman: http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/
Blacks bearing a racial grudge sure stuck it good to the white man by voting for Barack Hussein Obama. But they also stuck it good to themselves. Crushed by the Big Government boot on its neck, the economy was only able to create 80,000 jobslast month, probably not even enough to keep up with the undocumented Democrats pouring over the border.
Hit hardest were the unemployed in the black community, where the unemployment rate increased from 13.6% in May to 14.4% in June. For black youths aged 16 to 19, the unemployment rate is now an astonishing 39.3%, up from 36.5% last month.
These numbers do not include the millions who are underemployed or who have given up looking for work. Nor do they reflect Benedict Roberts’s catastrophic ObamaCare ruling, which will cripple businesses. Hiring of blacks and whites alike may have to wait until employers see if Romney can get in there and repeal the monstrosity.
Despite the Manchurian Moonbat’s politically precious pigmentation, Hopey Change has been no kinder to blacks than anyone else. Not that this will prevent many from voting for him again.
A liberal is someone who drills holes in the bottom of the boat, pleased that the other passengers will drown, not realizing that he will drown first.
By Alan Caruba
The use of Executive Orders (EO) goes back to the first President, George Washington. Every chief executive has issued them since then. Some have been historic, but the latest Executive Orders of President Obama are downright scary.
The Executive Order signed on June 25 is titled “Russian Highly Enriched Uranium” and offers as its justification the fact that “the accumulation of a large volume of weapons-usable fissile material in the territory of the Russian Federal continues to constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.”
A national emergency? Over Russian nuclear material?
Are we still in the Cold War?
Are we facing another Cuban Missile Crisis?
Are the Russians getting ready to launch a nuclear attack on the U.S.?
Are the Russians provocateurs? Yes, but what else is new?
The justification for this Executive Order is absurd.
The world is filled with nuclear weapons held by both our allies and our presumed enemies.
Having proclaimed a national emergency, why hasn’t Obama gone on television to inform Americans? Because, like everything else he does, it is done with stealth.
A previous Executive Order issued on March 16th evoked an even stronger response from those paying attention to what the President is doing. On March 22nd, Jeffrey T. Kuhner, a columnist for The Washington Times, wrote:
“President Obama has given himself the powers to declare martial law—especially in the event of a war with Iran. It is a sweeping power grab that should worry every American.”
“On March 16th, the White House released an executive order, ‘National Defense Resources Preparedness.’ The document is stunning in its audacity and a flagrant violation of the Constitution. It states that, in the case of a war or national emergency, the federal government has the authority to take over almost every aspect of American society. “
“Food, livestock, farming equipment, manufacturing, industry, energy, transportation, hospitals, health care facilities, water resources, defense and construction—all of it could fall under the full control of Mr. Obama.”
“He now possesses the potential powers of a dictator. The order is a direct assault on individual liberties, private property rights and the rule of law. It is blatantly unconstitutional.”
Bear in mind that Article I, Section 1, of the Constitution states that “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”
“Specifically, the imposition of martial law by the national government over a state and its people, treating them as an occupied nation, is an act of war. Such an attempted suspension of the Constitution and Bill of Rights voids the compact with the state and with the people.” – Oathkeepers.org.
There has not been a peep out of Congress.
In the last decade the U.S. went to war in Afghanistan and Iraq without a “national emergency” being declared. Whether or not the U.S. goes to war with Iran, Obama has granted to himself sweeping powers consistent with a dictator, not a Chief Executive. The Middle East rumor mill suggests that either he and/or Israel might do that in October.
Recall that the financial crisis of 2008 occurred conveniently before the election that put him in the Oval Office.
In point of fact, Executive Orders do not require Congressional approval to take effect, but they carry the same legal weight as laws passed by Congress. The authority for Executive Orders is found in Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution which grants the President “executive power.” The orders, however, are understood to give direction and guidance to the Executive Branch agencies and departments.
The latest Executive Orders are not “a conspiracy theory.” They are the law of the land.
In the case of the National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order, it puts the Executive Branch in total control of everything and everyone in the nation. This includes the power to arrest and detain anyone deemed a threat to the nation.
A study, “Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism”, commissioned by the Department of Homeland Security identified the following characteristics of potential “terrorists.”
# Americans who believe their “way of life” is under attack;
# Americans who are “fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)”;
# People who consider themselves “anti-global” (presumably those who are wary of the loss of American sovereignty, opposed to the United Nations, etc.);
# Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority”;
# Americans who are “reverent of individual liberty”;
# People who “believe in conspiracy theories that involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty.”
This is a President who called for a “Civilian National Security Force” on July 2, 2008, one that would be “just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded as the U.S. military.”
Obama is putting in force everything a tyranny requires to replace the Republic.
© Alan Caruba, 2012
Found at Theo Spark
Main Governor Paul LePage accused the Obama Administration of organizing an army of “new Gestapo” agents to enforce the ObamaTax law.
Maine Governor Paul LePage called Obamacare’s army of IRS agents the “new Gestapo” today in his weekly radio address.
The Portland Press Herald reported, via Conservative Nation News
Gov. Paul LePage used his weekly radio address to blast President Obama’s health care law and described the Internal Revenue Service as the “new Gestapo.”
The IRS description was a reference to a provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires most Americans to buy health insurance or pay an annual penalty when filing their tax returns. The provision, known more broadly as the individual mandate, was the subject of a multi-state lawsuit, but was recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
LePage said the court decision has “made America less free.”
“We the people have been told there is no choice,” he said. “You must buy health insurance or pay the new Gestapo – the I.R.S.”
The debate over the mandate has become a political flash point since the health law was enacted. Republicans maintain that the requirement is an unfair tax. Democrats say the mandate was originally a Republican idea borne from the conservative Heritage Foundation, which introduced the measure in 1989 as counterpoint to calls for a single-payer health care system.
The Gestapo were Nazi Germany’s official secret police under Adolph Hitler, who imprisoned and murdered thousands of people without cause.
LePage also addressed another element of the health-care law that was immediately thrust into the public debate: Medicaid expansion. Originally the Affordable Care Act required states to increase eligibility for low-income residents or pay a penalty. The court decision struck down the penalty, however, the federal government is still offering to pay for the expansion.
The federal government will fund 100 percent of the expansion from 2014 to 2016, gradually declining to 90 percent after that.
The Obama administration built up the IRS by another 16,500 agents to enforce Obamacare.
From The Gateway Pundit: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/