Remember that a disproportionate number of waivers for ObamaCare that came from former Speaker of the House Nancy Peolosi’s (D-CA) district, including some very spendy restaurants? Fox News reporter Jesse Watters visited a few of those restaurants to ask them about the waivers they got to get out of ObamaCare’s mandates…but they were reluctant to talk about those waivers.
Courtesy of The Right Scoop, we have the video of today’s speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the United States Congress. Benjamin Netanyahu is one of my very favorite world leaders, and this speech demonstrates why: he refuses to appease evil, he refuses to compromise with evil, he is committed to freedom, and he understands the principles that can make any nation great if applied.
The increasing militarization of the police did not occur suddenly, in a single precinct. Nor can it be traced back to a single leader or event. Rather, the pattern is so subtle that most American citizens have hardly been aware of it. Little by little, police authority has expanded, one weapon after another has been added to the police arsenal, and one exception after another has been made to the standards that have historically restrained police authority. Yet when analyzed as a whole, this trend toward militarization is undeniable, and when left unchecked, it amounts to nothing less than the end of American liberty.
America needs a president who will help turn us back from this slide into the socialist abyss and help shrink the size of the federal government. On the issues, he sounds like one of us: securing our borders, enforcing immigration laws, guarding against the Islamic threat, exploiting our own energy resources, and lowering taxes. He is certainly a much-needed lift in the bleak field of Republican presidential candidates.
When pastors and theologians speak of calling, most people think of some loftier spiritual work rather than trudging off to a business office, construction site, or retail store to labor. The same could be said for every mother who trudges off to the kitchen or laundry room each day to work for her family. This tendency reveals a bias among many Christians and clergy to think of full-time ministry as spiritual work while diminishing other forms of work under the rubric of secular.
Twenty-one religious agencies providing chaplains to the U.S. military sent a joint letter to the military’s chiefs of chaplains Monday voicing strong concern over the continuing absence of religious liberty protections if openly practiced homosexual behavior is definitively imposed on the military. The letter asks the chiefs for their help in urging Congress and the Department of Defense to adopt such protections.