Taking the Red Pill: Democrats Are Losing Support Fast

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Excerpted From The Conservative Zone

Eight years of job-killing economic policies, failure to close out the War on Terror and Hillary Clinton’s 41 excuses why she lost the November election add up to one thing . . . would-be Democrats are taking “The Red Pill” and moving right.

If you are not a Science Fiction fan, you might be asking: what exactly is “The Red Pill?”
In the “The Matrix,” star Keanu Reeves is told, “You take the Continue reading

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Gabriel: 9/11–We Forgot

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by BRIGITTE GABRIEL | Sep 2017 | Excerpted from an article on Breitbart News

In the weeks following 9/11, American flags flew on every corner. Athletes and fans couldn’t manage to hold back tears as they stood proudly for the national anthem before game time. Volunteers nationwide gave a helping hand to our courageous first responders, still searching for survivors, and clearing the still smoking rubble from the blood-soaked streets. You couldn’t go anywhere without seeing someone wearing a FDNY or NYPD hat out of respect for our heroes.

We were fearful and we were sorrowful, but mostly, we were Continue reading

Winning the longest war 16 years after 9/11

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BY SEBASTIAN GORKA| September 11, 2017 | Excerpted from The Hill

On Sept. 11, 2001, thousands of Americans were killed in the worst mass casualty terror attack of the modern age. No American war has lasted as long as the one that began on that dreadful Tuesday morning, 16 years ago today. Since then, we have engaged in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and deployed our military and intelligence assets across the globe to neutralize the threat of jihadi terrorism to America and her citizens.

We restructured our national security enterprise in a reform more drastic than any since the 1947 National Security Act, which created the National Security Council and the CIA. We have spent trillions of dollars to fund these campaigns and government reforms. And thousands of our servicemen and women have died in what some call the “never-ending war.”

Shockingly, three presidential administrations after 9/11, we still seem unable to answer the simplest and most important questions about Continue reading

Why I Don’t Use Female Pronouns For My Transgender Brother

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The demand that I refer to my sibling using a female pronoun is nothing less than thought policing. It is a demand that I assert what I do not believe.

By Michael Booker | SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 | Excerpted from The Federalist

Until I was in college, I went by Mike. When I found myself in a social circle that included two Mikes, I opted for Michael just to minimize confusion. Since then, the only person who still calls me Mike is my mother. (I did have a supervisor back in the ’80s who called me Mark for a year, but she was otherwise quite kind to me, so I took it in stride.)

It’s a simple matter of common courtesy to call someone by whatever name he or she chooses. Transgender activists have tried to latch on to this simple social courtesy to insist on the use of specific preferred pronouns, which they argue is no more than an extension of that common courtesy. The pushback on this has largely been on the profusion of novel potential identifiers: he/his, she/hers, they/theirs, xe/xirs, ze/hirs, ei/eirs…the list is really endless, with Continue reading

3 Reasons Young Folks Are Getting That Old-Time Religion

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Formal instruction in religion seems to have disappeared in many places, but the younger generation still has a soul and still craves the infinite.
By Owen Strachan | SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 | Excerpted from The Federalist

The young Catholic writer Matthew Schmitz recently published an article that quickly went viral. In “The Kids Are Old Rite,” Schmitz argues that many younger Catholics do not want an accommodated Catholicism; they prefer the older forms of worship, taking a kind of clandestine joy in the Latin Mass, for example.

As an evangelical theologian, I read this dispatch from the post-Vatican II wilds with interest. Modernity, or what some call postmodernity, declared war on traditional religion, and even the religious joined in the fray. Out with the old ways, in with “If you like Secular Artist X, you’ll love Christian Artist Y” culture. Continue reading

The Kids Are Old Rite

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Young Catholics feel they have been denied their inheritance. Where do they go from here?

by Matthew Schmitz, 31 Aug 2017, Excerpted from Catholic Herald

Last week, in a speech to Italian liturgists, Pope Francis appeared to set in stone the liturgical changes that came at the time of Vatican II. “After this magisterium, after this long journey,” he said, “we can affirm with certainty and with magisterial authority that the liturgical reform is irreversible.” Liberal commentators celebrated his comments as a blow to the “the re-emergence of a certain neo-clericalism with its formalism” and rejoiced that the “restorationist movement in liturgy is being reversed”.

Liberals have reason to be glad: Francis has shown that he is sympathetic to their desire for a liturgy that feels more like a communal meal than an ancient sacrifice. But does Francis’s declaration mean that after millennia of development liturgical evolution has arrived at a final state and now must stop?

In a word, no. One might as well magisterially declare that spilt milk can’t be put back in the carton, or dogmatically define that Humpty Dumpty can’t be reassembled, Continue reading

Charlie Daniels: My Most Poignant and Bruising Memory Was on 9/11

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By Charlie Daniels | September 11, 2017 | Excerpted from cnsnews.com

There are a few days in my life when I remember the location and the circumstances of my surroundings, when I learned about events that really meant something in my life.

I was only five when Pearl Harbor was bombed, but I recall it well.

I was eight the when victory over Hitler’s Nazis was declared, but I remember the celebrations and jubilation.
I remember where I was when man first walked on the moon, the day Elvis died, the night Lynyrd Skynyrd’s plane went down and many other vivid memories that had an effect on me in a personal or professional manner.

But my most poignant and bruising memory was on September 11, 2001 when Charlie, Jr. called me and told me that a plane had crashed into the WTC twin towers in New York, shortly followed by another, a plane crash in the Pennsylvania country side and yet another crash into the Pentagon.

It was the most confusing day I can ever remember, as America Continue reading

Does the Bible Tell Christians to Judge Not?

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by Ken Ham, Jeremy Ham, and David Chakranarayan
on April 26, 2013 from Answers in Genesis
Many people conclude that making judgments on anyone (especially coming from Christians) is wrong because the Bible says ”judge not” (Matthew 7:1).

We live in a world that increasingly strives to (supposedly) promote the idea of tolerance, but actually becomes intolerant of Christian absolutes as it does so. Whether it involves religion, behavior, or human sexuality, there is a growing anti-Christian sentiment in America and other Western nations. Ultimately, built into this “tolerance” is the concept that truth is determined by each individual, not by God. This has led many people to conclude that making judgments on anyone (especially coming from Christians) is wrong because the Bible says ”judge not” (Matthew 7:1). Interestingly enough, those who reject the notion of God or the credibility of the Bible often attempt to use God’s Word (e.g., by quoting verses out of context) to excuse their actions Continue reading

A Look At The Emperor’s New Robes Once Again

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“The Emperor’s New Clothes” (Danish: Kejserens nye Klæder) is a short tale by Hans Christian Andersen about two con artyists who promise an emperor a new suit of clothes that is invisible to those who are unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent. [1]

A vain Emperor who cares about nothing except wearing and displaying clothes hires two tailors who promise him the finest, best suit of clothes from a fabric invisible to anyone who is unfit for his position or “hopelessly stupid”. The Emperor’s ministers cannot see the clothes themselves, but pretend that they can for fear of appearing unfit for their positions and the Emperor does the same. Finally the weavers report that the suit is finished, they mime dressing him and the Emperor marches in procession before his subjects. The townsfolk play along with the pretense, not wanting to appear unfit for their positions or stupid. Then a child in the crowd, too young to understand the desirability of keeping up the pretense, blurts out that the Emperor is wearing nothing at all and the cry is taken up by others. The Emperor suspects the assertion is true, but continues the procession. [1]

I often think of this folktale when I witness modern day people believing that which is ostensibly lies.  As the above excerpt from an Wikipedia entry points out, Continue reading

The Dogma Is Strong With This One

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By JOHN ZMIRAK Published on September 8, 2017 • The Stream
Is Senator Dianne Feinstein auditioning to take the job of James Earl Jones? She’s certainly doing her best to sound like Darth Vader in the Senate.

The Daily Wire reports:
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