Saturday, October 3, 2015

Lt. Governor Encourages Christians to Arm Themselves

Christians around the world are being hunted down and murdered even in the United States.  The latest mass killing at an Oregon community college has given many a cause for concern.  Tennessee’s Lt. Governor Ramsey has encouraged fellow Christians to arm themselves against virulent anti-Christian bigots who seek to do them harm.

In a Facebook post Friday, Ramsey referred to a "recent spike in mass shootings across the nation" as "truly troubling."

"Whether the perpetrators are motivated by aggressive secularism, jihadist extremism or racial supremacy, their targets remain the same: Christians and defenders of the West," he wrote.

"While this is not the time for widespread panic," Ramsey added, "it is a time to prepare. I would encourage my fellow Christians who are serious about their faith to think about getting a handgun carry permit. I have always believed that it is better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it.

"Our enemies are armed," he added. "We must do likewise."

Democrats dismiss Lt. Governor Ramsey’s concerns as the ravings of an apocalyptic fear monger.  Many would counter this spate of attacks on Christians and our institutions are a culmination of the Democratic Party’s anti-Christian rhetoric.  The evidence overwhelmingly supports the latter.  


American Horror Story's Latest is Based on the Hotel Cecil

This is some really disturbing stuff.


Federal Reserve: Lazy Americans Responsible for Economic Malaise

America’s employment participation rate is at a 40 year low.  We haven’t seen this kind of malaise since the Carter administration.  But according to the Federal Reserve, it’s not their policies, or the Obama administrations fault for this eye popping statistic; its lazy Americans who refuse to get off their asses and work.

The decrease in labor force participation among prime-age individuals has been driven mostly by the share who say they currently don't want a job. As of December 2014, prime-age labor force participation was 2.4 percentage points below its prerecession average. Of that, 0.5 percentage point is accounted for by a higher share who indicate they currently want a job; 2 percentage points can be attributed to a higher share who say they currently don't want a job.

Zero Hedge has a litany the Federal Reserve didn’t address.  Here are two of them:

Nothing about millions of aging, 55 and over, Americans refusing to retire or quit their job simply because they have no return on their savings to fall back on thank to the Fed's ZIRP, thus keeping the labor pipeline clogged and preventing younger Americans from getting promoted and achieving better paying jobs.

Nothing about a Millennial generation encumbered with $1 trillion in debt, that is so terrified of its job prospects and having to pay down its debt, it choose instead to keep rolling and piling on to this debt by remaining in college indefinitely

Nothing is the Federal Reserve’s fault.  They’re an infallible institution.  It has to be the fault of lazy Americans.  Yeah, that has to be it.


Democratic Policies Created Generation of Nihilists

Democrats remind me of shysters pitching get rich quick schemes on late night television shows.  These political snake oil salesmen jump on their soapbox every time a shooting tragedy roils the country.  We all know what their cure-all remedy is and that is strict gun laws, if not outright gun confiscation.  We also know that guns are not the problem; it’s much deeper than that.

Progressives have inculcated and nurtured a generation of nihilists.  They have driven Christian philosophy and teachings out of our public schools and squares and in doing so they have produced bubble wrapped narcissists with grievance issues.

Charlie Cook is correct.  These mass killings are much more complicated.  Democrats need more introspection and less projection, only then can we address the problems they created.

O'Reilly: U.S. Gun Deaths Linked to Rise in Nihilism, Decline in Spiritu...

O'Reilly hit it out of the park on this one.

The 14th Amendment: A Vehicle for Illegal Aliens and Traitorous Presidents

Is there no end to the bastardization of the 14th Amendment?  This post-civil war measure was designed to protect ex-slaves and their progeny while at the same time disenfranchised southerners who participated in the rebellion.  That was it.  Now it’s a vehicle for activist judges who seek to impose their social justice policies upon the country while at the same time conferring more power to the central government.  This is not how are federalist system is supposed to work.

The 14th Amendment has wrought upon this country another unintentional consequence.  Illegal aliens and residential non-citizens are being counted in the census.  This distorts our congressional districts and ultimately the Electoral College.  The Politico reported the following:

The distribution of these 435 seats is not static: they are reapportioned every ten years to reflect the population changes found in the census. That reallocation math is based on the relative “whole number of persons in each state,” as the formulation in the 14th Amendment has it. When this language was inserted into the U.S. Constitution, the concept of an “illegal immigrant,” as the term is defined today, had no meaning. Thus the census counts illegal immigrants and other noncitizens equally with citizens. Since the census is used to determine the number of House seats apportioned to each state, those states with large populations of illegal immigrants and other noncitizens gain extra seats in the House at the expense of states with fewer such “whole number of persons.”

This math gives strongly Democratic states an unfair edge in the Electoral College. Using citizen-only population statistics, American University scholar Leonard Steinhorn projects California would lose five House seats and therefore five electoral votes. New York and Washington would lose one seat, and thus one electoral vote apiece. These three states, which have voted overwhelming for Democrats over the latest six presidential elections, would lose seven electoral votes altogether. The GOP’s path to victory, by contrast, depends on states that would lose a mere three electoral votes in total. Republican stronghold Texas would lose two House seats and therefore two electoral votes. Florida, which Republicans must win to reclaim the presidency, loses one seat and thus one electoral vote.

Americans have to ask themselves, how can a man like Luis Gutierrez openly advocate for open borders and the interest of illegal aliens over his fellow countrymen and still get elected? Better yet, how can the electorate vote for a president who obviously doesn’t have the country’s best interest at heart?  Can anyone say, Barack Hussein Obama?

If Americans truly want a president and their representatives to look after their best interest and ultimately the country’s best interest, we must repeal the 14th Amendment.