“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The only surprise is that the surrogate mother would not abort.
“Mrs Pattharamon, who is married, said she became pregnant via IVF and four months later learnt that one of her children had Down’s syndrome. Doctors told the Australian parents of the baby’s condition, and they then said they wanted her to have an abortion. ”
Asked when a baby gets “human rights”, Obama replied,” …whether you’re looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity … is above my pay grade.”
Strangely, Obama did not believe infanticide was “above my pay grade.” “And yet, Obama’s votes, three times over the course of three years, indicate that he believes that fetuses who have been born alive, but have not yet reached the age of viability, are not human persons worthy of protection by our laws. Such a position on abortion is, to say the least, extreme, and deserves attention.” (Patrick Brennan, NRO) Sadly, Planned Parenthood wants to make that view acceptable, using the quaint term “After Birth Abortion”. Abortion is an evil that destroys human conscience and parental love.
Mrs Pattharamon deserves credit for doing the right thing. Undoubtedly, the biological parents will think of their abandoned son often. His twin sister will be a constant reminder of what they have done.
It is inhumane to treat military dogs as “equipment” and euthanize them after they’ve saved and loved our military members.
“Ryky, 8, is now officially retired from the military, her heroic and oftentimes hazardous duty behind her. But in the eyes of the military, she is categorized as ‘equipment’ by the Department of Defense, a tag that limits rights and privileges for such dogs once they step down from service and makes adoption from the military more cumbersome.
In 2012, Congress passed the Canine Members of the Armed Forces Act, which among other things established a system for the veterinary care of retired military working dogs. But removed from the legislation during its trip through the governmental process was a clause to reclassify military working dogs from equipment to canine members of the armed forces.
Ryky, Harrington and five other retired military working dogs and their handlers will make the rounds in Washington to rally support for tweaking the law.
‘She’s a retired veteran, not a piece of equipment,’Harrington said of Ryky.”
Additionally, these military handlers and military dogs form strong bonds. Surely our military go through enough without knowing their “dogs” will be killed by the very people they’ve served. Why must “adopters” pay for military dogs to be transported from overseas to America? The US military can’t find room for a retired military dog on any flights home? The US military can’t afford to transport these retired military dogs home? They just can’t find a few extra bucks to bring these military dogs homes so their former handlers, or other Americans can adopt them? Really?! This is an injustice not only to the dogs, but also to all the military units these dogs protect. It is time these dogs are reclassified and for the military to pay their transport home.
If you doubt the bond between handler and dog, here is Harrington & Ryky’s adoption story.
“‘She remembers my voice,’ an exuberant Harrington said. ‘I got my partner back. It’s too good to be true.’
‘I just hope I can hold it together,’ the war veteran said as he waited at the concourse for Ryky to arrive.
The two have been through a lot together. Ryky was awarded the K-9 Medal for Exceptional Service for helping injured soldiers escape an ambush in Afghanistan. According to the citation, on July 6, 2011, Ryky and Harrington were traveling in a convoy that came under attack. Without regard for their safety, Harrington and Ryky got out of their vehicle and cleared a path to the damaged lead vehicle, allowing medical personnel to render first aid to two wounded soldiers, the citation says.
The sergeant and his dog then cleared a safe path out of the ambush area and cleared a landing area for a medevac helicopter to land and evacuate the wounded, according to the citation.”
How can we call these hero dogs “equipment”?
As was always obvious, Bill Clinton was responsible for 9-11. Bill Clinton passed up at least 4 opportunities to get Osama bin Laden. Clinton & his administration treated terrorism as a crime which encouraged Osama, who referred to America as a “weak horse”. Clinton and Jamie Gorelick are responsible for the “wall” between the CIA & FBI. From “discoverthenetworks”:
“In 1995, while America’s intelligence agencies were still investigating al Qaeda’s 1993 terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center, the Clinton administration strengthened FISA to a degree that was unprecedented. Specifically, Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick called for increased restrictions on information-sharing between intelligence (CIA) and law-enforcement (FBI) agencies. In a 1995 memo to then-FBI Director Louis Freeh and U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White, titled ‘Instructions on Separation of Certain Foreign Counterintelligence and Criminal Investigations,’ Gorelick wrote the following:
‘We believe that it is prudent to establish a set of instructions that will more clearly separate the counterintelligence investigation from the more limited, but continued, criminal investigations. These procedures, which go beyond what is legally required, will prevent any risk of creating an unwarranted appearance that FISA is being used to avoid procedural safeguards which would apply in a criminal investigation.’
It should be noted that when Gorelick penned the aforementioned memo, President Clinton was extremely worried about ongoing FBI and CIA investigations into illegal Chinese contributions that had been made to his presidential campaign. Both the FBI and the CIA were churning up evidence damaging to the Democratic Party, its fundraisers, the Chinese, and ultimately the Clinton administration itself. It was also a period when the FBI had begun to systematically investigate weapons-technology theft by foreign powers, most notably Russia and China. Had FBI agents been able to confirm China’s theft of such technology — or its transfer of that technology to nations like Pakistan, Iran and Syria — Clinton would have been forced by law and international treaty to react (and to thereby jeopardize the future flow of Chinese money into his political coffers).
Gorelick’s 1995 memo emphasized Presidential Decision Directive 24 (PDD 24), which Clinton had signed the previous year. PDD 24 placed intelligence-gathering under the direct control of the President’s National Security Council, and ultimately the White House, through a four-level, top-down chain of command set up to stifle information-sharing and cooperation between intelligence and law-enforcement agencies. From the moment the directive was implemented, such information-sharing became a bureaucratic nightmare over which the President himself had final authority. Consequently, information lethal to Clinton and the Democratic Party languished inside the Justice Department, trapped behind PDD 24 and Gorelick’s ‘wall.’
The implications of this policy were enormous. Mary Jo White, a New York attorney and an experienced al Qaeda prosecutor, vehemently objected to the barrier Gorelick had erected between agencies. In a letter to Gorelick and Attorney General Janet Reno, White noted: “The most effective way to combat terrorism is with as few labels and walls as possible so that wherever permissible, the right and left hands are communicating.” White also wrote a second letter in which she warned that Gorelick’s policy ‘could cost lives.’”
The CIA expressed frustration with Clinton, as did the military. 9/11 was Clinton’s fault. Just for good measure, Clinton lost the nuclear codes twice! Now the “Daily Mail”provides a tape of Clinton speaking in Australia on 9/10/2011 to a group of businessmen, explaining that he could’ve killed Osama, but choose not to.
“‘I nearly got him. And I could have gotten, I could have killed him, but I would have to destroy a little town called Kandahar in Afghanistan and kill 300 innocent women and children.’
‘And then I would have been no better than him,’ Clinton said. ‘And so I didn’t do it.’
Kandahar is the spiritual home of the Taliban, and it became the physical home of bin Laden during Clinton’s second term as president. Bin Laden was believed to be living at a compound in Kandahar called Tarnak Farms at the time.”
America does not need another Democrat President. American certainly never needs another Democrat President Clinton, particularly not a “What difference at this point does it make” Hillary Clinton.
Undoubtedly, Obama will go down as the worst American President, ever. Obama’s personal incompetence is more obvious everyday. Unfortunately, Obama’s hubris is limitless:
“I think I could probably do every job on the campaign better than the people I’ll hire to do it. I think I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director.”
Those statements seem to be true when looking at the Obama appointees accomplishments. Apparently, with himself as the gold standard for excellence, Obama has filled his administration with people even more incompetent than himself. Hillary, Hagel, Geithner are the cream of the crop? Now Kerry has taken his clown show on the road. Charles Krauthammer explains:
“Kerry seems oblivious to the strategic reality that Hamas launched its rockets in the hope not of defeating Israel but of ending its intra-Arab isolation (which it brilliantly achieves in the Qatar-Turkey peace proposal). Hamas’s radicalism has alienated nearly all of its Arab neighbors.”
Well, yes, Kerry seems oblivious because Kerry is oblivious.
“Kerry seems not to understand that the Arab League backed the Egyptian cease-fire-in-place, which would have left Hamas weak and isolated, to ensure that Hamas didn’t emerge from this war strengthened and enhanced.”
Maybe Joe Biden could explain all this to Kerry. After all, Joe Biden seems to be the brains of this gang.
America needs more Trey Gowdys!
I hope the Republican Representatives are looking at this poll on illegal immigration.
67% of Americans polled said illegal immigration is Extremely/Very Serious.
29% said Republicans were best able to handle illegal immigration. Only 26% said Democrats were best able.
Victor Davis Hanson: “Sanctions had crippled Iran to the point that it soon would have grown desperate to meet U.S. demands to stop its nuclear enrichment. Instead, Obama eased trade restrictions just as they were coming to fruition. Iran is now on its way to acquiring a bomb, while supplying missiles to Hamas and Hezbollah.”
What happens when an unqualified, narcissistic, community-organiser is elected POTUS? Lots of golf, partying, and fundraising with disastrous scandals for America.
“Yet another government audit out Wednesday, this one dissecting last fall’s ObamaCare roll-out debacle. Everyone except Obama, he claims, knew about it instantly on Oct. 1 when the half-billion dollar website collapsed, over and over, after three years of development, as in 36 months.
The new report from the nonpartisan General Accounting Office blames systemic problems such as poor planning, lack of follow-up, ineffective oversight and chaotic coordination. Expenses for the website alone stand at $840 million — and that was last March!
“As the cost of the (website) closes in on a billion dollars,” House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton said, “even to this day the system is not fully built.” GoDaddy.com could have done it for much less…
At the more than 400 fundraisers that Obama does run efficiently, he dismisses these systemic administration failures as phony scandals. But a growing number of investigative agencies within the federal government seem to disagree.”
I also voted McCain! If that makes me a “RINO”, fine. Obama’s continual, unconstitutional actions undermine America’s foundations. When Obama isn’t ignoring the Courts, he’s packing them with liberal judges, therefore, Obama’s damage will continue long after he has left office. The courts and judges, the two best reasons to have voted for both McCain & Romney.
As Tim Stanley says, “ Only the young, non-whites and people in a coma back the White House. “
“1. Romney said that Russia was a serious strategic threat to the US. The administration not only disagreed, it laughed the idea down”
Obama STILL is clueless about Russia saying, Putin leads a “regional power” not a threat really. More like a bully, attacking neighboring countries ‘not out of strength, but out of weakness.’” Has Obama ever read any history? Does Obama have any idea how countries attacking neighboring countries has worked out before, say in WWI and WWII?
“2. Romney said that Obamacare would be hard to implement and it sure was. The website barely functioned and the pledge that people could keep their own plans turned out to be a lie.”
Obamacare actually has felons working as “navigators”, helping Americans get all set-up in Obamacare. Felons who’ve been convicted of financial crimes.
“3. Romney said that Obama would struggle to work with Congress.”
Obama doesn’t “struggle” to work with Congress. Obama doesn’t want to work with Congress. Obama circumvents Congress. Besides, Obama finds those Congress people & work boring.
“As one of an increasing number of late-night dinners in his second term, it offers a glimpse into a president who prefers intellectuals to politicians, and into the rarefied company Mr. Obama may keep after he leaves the White House.
Sometimes stretching into the small hours of the morning, the dinners reflect a restless president weary of the obligations of the White House and less concerned about the appearance of partying with the rich and celebrated. Freewheeling, with conversation touching on art, architecture and literature, the gatherings are a world away from the stilted meals Mr. Obama had last year with Senate Republican leaders at the Jefferson Hotel in Washington.”
If Obama is so bored, why doesn’t he resign? Surely Obama has done enough damage, cost Americans enough, & had enough partying on Americans’ dimes. No one would mind. Really. Let’s stop the nonsense that Obama is some big brain. His comments & actions have repeatedly disproven that mantra, see his Russian assessment above and this doozy as examples of his shining intellect & knowledge. Surely the only people. besides Obama himself, who still believe the Obama hype are those still waiting for Obama to slow “the rise of the oceans”.
“4. Romney took a strong stance on illegal immigration that might have seemed harsh or even irrelevant in 2012.”
Illegals, “dreamers”, amnesty, the list of Obama’s mendacity goes on & on. According to Obama, “dreamers” are America’s future.
Yes, I voted for Romney and even McCain! As Obama’s court appointees continue to overrule Americans & the Constitution for many, many years, we’ll wish we’d elected Romney and even McCain. Elections do matter and they have lasting consequences for our kids.
The real question is, how do any Americans have confidence in our economy? “Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index dropped six points last week to -21 — the largest one-week drop since last October, and the lowest weekly index score since December. Americans’ confidence in the economy’s future waned more than their views of the current conditions.”
Because all Americans love the IRS! Lois Lerner, Obama Sycophant – “ sounding more like a far-left ranter, Lerner likened Republicans to ‘teRrorists’ (sic), while her colleague railed about ‘the whacko wing of the GOP.'”
Israel helps the very people who want Israel’s total annihilation. Charles Krauthammer explains :
“There was no blockade. On the contrary. Israel wanted this new Palestinian state to succeed. To help the Gaza economy, Israel gave the Palestinians its 3,000 greenhouses that had produced fruit and flowers for export. It opened border crossings and encouraged commerce…First, they demolished the greenhouses. Then they elected Hamas. Then, instead of building a state with its attendant political and economic institutions, they spent the better part of a decade turning Gaza into a massive military base, brimming with terror weapons, to make ceaseless war on Israel.”
Palestinians throw away every opportunity for peace. It is total insanity to blame Israel for trying to protect Israeli citizens. In fact, Israel even tries to protect Palestinians put in danger by Hamas. Hamas puts munitions in homes & schools. Israel warns Palestinians before they bomb those locations. Israel first call the residents to tell them to leave the premises, a bomb is imminent. Then Israel delivers a dummy missile to make the residents leave before the location is bombed. Still, Israel is criticized for this practice! Do Palestinians warn Israelis before detonating suicide bombs or targeting homes with missiles?
“They include Sergeant Jack Satterthwaite who is pictured stood alongside his younger brother Walter in front of a green hedge in the summer of 1914. He was shot and killed at Festubert, north west France, two years later.
One of the photos that have been reproduced shows a young boy wearing an army uniform in honour of the British soldier, much like how a child would wear a replica football shirt today.”
The problem with Glenn Beck’s “teddy bears” & “mercy, law” is Beck’s actions not only encourage more illegals to come, but support our elected officials’ mendacity. America’s borders are being overrun by drug cartels, gang members, & possible terrorists yet our government officials do nothing that effectively seals our borders. Every single person, even “kids”, illegally crossing America’s border has broken our laws & needs to be returned to their own countries. This was my comment on a V D Hanson immigration post:
“Jan Brewer put up another Sign My Petition to Tell Obama We Need Secure Borders on Facebook last night. Enough with the stupid petitions! Obama doesn’t care. Brewer needs to call out the Arizona National Border to deport illegals, stop the dumping of illegals, control the border. Have a press conference explaining she is doing this to protect all of America & Americans from criminals, disease, & the incredible cost to taxpayers of providing food, housing, & medical care to these illegals. Then Brewer should say Obama can arrest her if he believes he has the power & if he supports America’s borders being overrun. Gov Perry should join her. Enough – someone HAS to stand-up.
We’ve gone from “Give me liberty or give me death” & ‘We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately’ to SIGN MY PETITION. Pathetic!”
I received this reply:
“Watch them call out that national guard, NOT. I have repeatedly called Gov. Rick Perry to do just that Mr. I want to be president but can’t address this issue in his own state., as I live on the border in deep south Texas, aka the war zone, aka the INVASION. the border patrol will tell you that of the 100% of people entering this country daily, they only apprehend 30-40% of the criminal invaders. I get in response from his office that he is “aware of the crisis”. Well DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. I have called Senator Cornyn’s office and still the same reply “he is aware of the crisis”, Sen. Ted Cruz’s office, “he is aware of the crisis” and it is because of the lawlessness of Obama. SO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. It is not safe here on the border, the border patrol are being over run, with no assistance, and cities such as the sanctuary city of Brownsville Texas addressing the problem is “no more pan handlers on the roads” because it isn’t safe. Who do you suppose the pan handlers are? Churches in Brownsville and Harligen are addressing the issue by taking in the ILLEGAL INVADERS, and in Los Fresnos a group that calls themselves the IES (International Educations Services) is sheltering the illegal immigrants. And when I called to query where they got the right to harbor criminals they wouldn’t answer and would not give out the phone number of the heads of their organization. They would only consider taking my number to return call and answer questions. The La Raza crowd is running wild down here and I don’t believe that many of these Churches or groups like IES are taking in CAUGHT illegals by the border patrol. For God Sake would someone please do something it isn’t safe down here.”
Many Texans & Arizonans are living the same nightmare this woman is living. Are these Americans’ suffering & terror unimportant? If my ranch were being overrun, if I was afraid to leave my house, unemployed, or any of the other things many Americans are experiencing, reading Beck’s comments would enrage me. Let’s be honest. This doesn’t really affect Glenn on a deeply personal level. How odd that the US Government rushes in while all Americans donate & help New York, New Jersey, Florida, & Louisiana during both natural & terrorist disasters yet Texas & Arizona are not only denied help, but also prevented from dealing with the problem to protect their citizens. Are those New Yorkers & others “special Americans”, more deserving of compassion & help? Are Westerners second class citizens? Would Obama,or any other POTUS, shoot pool & drink beer for photo ops rather than visiting NY during a disaster? Soon, all states will realize “compassion” is not a sound policy for dealing with an invasion & that it would’ve been much wiser to secure our borders.
Whatever Glenn Beck’s intentions, he could’ve done all of this without creating a firestorm. Beck’s actions reenforced the “news” that illegals will be welcomed, care for, & amnestied. In reality, the more Americans “do” for these kids, the more word will get back that this is what is going on. Logically, how could it be otherwise? Additionally, the more that is done, the longer the kids stay here, the less likely they are to ever be sent home. I fail to see how engaging in activities that will arguably encourage more kids to flood America is actually charitable or compassionate. Are we to believe that these very young kids, even babies, are making these long, arduous, dangerous treks all by themselves, even managing to cross the American border by themselves?
Frankly, Americans have been very compassionate. We don’t need Glenn Beck lecturing and hectoring us about compassion. Conservatives ARE much more compassionate and give much more to charity than liberals. “Liberals show tremendous compassion in pushing for generous government spending to help the neediest people at home and abroad. Yet when it comes to individual contributions to charitable causes, liberals are cheapskates.” Had Beck acknowledged that reality, more than likely conservatives would’ve been more receptive to his comments. I see no difference between Beck’s and the government hack’ statements. Churches have been aiding and abetting illegals for years which has encouraged more and more illegals to come. This is not just churches responding to kids in need, but an ongoing pattern. “Participating churches in San Diego, Seattle, Chicago and New York won’t initially house illegal immigrants. Instead, leaders will provide legal council, accompany people to court hearings and prepare plans to house them in churches if authorities try to deport them.”
“Mercy” is directed towards those following the “law” by staying in their own countries. It is time for compassion and charity for our fellow Americans being terrorized, financially ruined, and infected with disease. These “kids” are receiving food, housing, clothing, medical treatment, and even games through our taxes. If they have to eat beans & wear second-hand clothes, that’s fine because they are living on Americans’ money and taxes. Money that could and should be spent on Americans, such as our Vets. “Mercy” is being shown even though the law is being trampled. Glenn Beck can do whatever he wants, but I will not give one cent to illegals who are literally and figuratively stealing from my fellow Americans. After all, none of us have limitless amounts of money to donate to help those in need. Glenn Beck & others’ acquiesce of American’s suffering, lawlessness by non-Americans, & government’s lack of action leads to more of the same. If you like death trains, infectious diseases, & an invading horde, this latest House of Representative bill is going to give you lots more, as Sen Jeff Sessions so forcefully points out.
Brendan O’Neill again.
“Yes, this has terrible echoes of the old racist idea that Jewish groups controlled Western politics and frequently propelled the world into chaos – an idea that was especially popular in the early to mid-20th-century Europe. Very often, anti-Israel protesters treat Israel not just as a nation at war – like Britain, America or France, which also frequently launch wars that kill huge numbers of civilians – but also as the warper of policy and morality in the West, as a source of poison in global affairs, as the architect of instability across the globe. Indeed, a few years ago a poll of Europeans found that a majority of them view Israel as ‘the biggest threat to world peace'”
Occupy Wall Street brings to mind that old Edwin Starr song “War”. Change the lyrics to “Occupy Wall Street, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing!”
“Indeed, some of the most influential trends in Left-wing politics over the past five years – including the Occupy movement and the Wikileaks movement – were both given to conspiracy-theorising and both also had a bit of a problem with anti-Semitism. So Occupy was kickstarted by Adbusters, a magazine’Why Won’t Anyone Say They Are Jewish?’, which listed the neocons in the Bush administration and put a black mark next to the names of those who are Jewish.”