Friday, June 7, 2019

Politicizing The Fourth Of July


Friday, June 7, 2019
By Gary Bauer


A left-wing Washington Post columnist is REALLY upset with President Trump.   (Shocker, right?!) 
 
What's his offense this time?  The president plans to deliver a speech at the Lincoln Memorial during the July 4th celebrations.  According to this columnist, Trump's presence will be "a stain on the Lincoln Memorial."
 
I guess we should be at least a little happy that the left is now defending our monuments rather than encouraging the left-wing mobs trying to tear them down.
 
But how exactly will Trump "stain" the memorial?  The columnist is afraid that Trump will politicize a national symbol that should not be politicized. 
 
This is coming from the movement that has politicized EVERYTHING -- our national anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance, entertainment, sports (see below), the Boy Scouts, religious liberty, etc.
 
And what about the author's main point that we shouldn't permit the memorial to be politicized?  That must be news to George W. Bush, who kicked off four days of inaugural ceremonies at the Lincoln Memorial in 2001. 
 
It must really be a shock to Barack Obama who held a major inaugural event with Beyonce, Garth Brooks and Bruce Springsteen at the Lincoln Memorial in 2009.  In fact, they even made a movie about it.  
 
At that event, Obama declared, "You proved once more that people who love this country can change it."  Translation:  If you didn't vote for him, you don't love the country.  Wow!  I'm so glad Obama didn't politicize the Lincoln Memorial.
 
The Lincoln Memorial has been politicized by the left for decades.  It was the backdrop for multiple anti-war rallies when the country was divided over the Vietnam War.  Left-wing speakers routinely stood on the steps of the memorial and excoriated our soldiers as "baby killers" and "fascists." 
 
Richard Nixon was so upset by the demonstrations that he went down to the memorial at 4 AM on the morning of May 9, 1970, and debated them.
 
And does anyone remember when a few Catholic boys were having fun on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial?  The left was so outraged by their MAGA hats that they tried to ruin their lives with a fake story that they harassed a Native American elder.
 
The left has no problem politicizing the memorial.  So what is this really all about? 
 
They are scared to death that Donald Trump will do exactly what he did yesterday at Normandy, only this time it will be in front of a national audience in prime time. 
 
They are terrified that Trump will talk to the country about America's greatness without the press offering incessant "fact checks" and twisting his remarks into a speech about "white supremacy." 
 
Trump unfiltered, making an unapologetically pro-American speech before the entire country, is what scares them so much.
End Of Day 6-7-2019 - Politicizing The Fourth Of July, Left-Wing Extremism, Chag Sameach

Stop with the Emotions and Use Logic to Find the Real Solution to Mass Shootings


By Jennifer Bennett

Gov. Ralph Northam is planning on recalling the Virginia state legislators to address gun violence and to pass "common sense public safety laws."

In response to the Virginia Beach shooting, Northam says, "we must do more than give our thoughts and prayers. We must give Virginians the action they deserve." And by doing more, he is looking to ban bump stocks, suppressors and assault weapons, to create a universal background check and to reinstate the one gun a month law, among other items.

As lofty as the goal of "doing more" sounds, Gov. Northam is using the well-worn page from the democratic playbook, "never let a good crisis go to waste," as immortalized by then President Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

When the argument devolves to emotions instead of logic, the true solutions are unattainable.

And the emotions are raw from the Virginia Beach shooting where the shooter killed 12 before he was stopped by police. The fact that is not discussed, a bad guy with a gun was stopped by a good guy with a gun.

Northam's emotional reaction to the Virginia Beach tragedy is to simply outlaw the gun. According to the New American website, the Virginia Beach municipal building was a gun-free zone, "thanks to Virginia's state preemption law" signed by then Governor Terry McAuliffe. The purpose of the executive order in 2015 was to "protect our citizens and state employees from gun violence." The fact of the matter is that, according to an article published by the ChicagoTribune.com, "98% of mass shooting since 1950 have occurred in places where citizens are banned from having guns."

Gun free zones don't work. In response Governor Northam is taking full opportunity to use the emotions of the Virginia Beach shooting to ban bump stocks and assault weapons. Neither the bump stock nor assault weapons were used in the Virginia Beach shooting.

Additionally, the Governor is calling for Universal Background Checks. The truth is, this shooter – and most would-be mass shooters – legally purchased the weapons they use. In this case, it was a .45 caliber handgun, yet this gun is nowhere on the list of proposed items to be banned.  So, why is Governor Northam using the tragic event of the Virginia Beach Shooting for political gain?

If Governor Northam wants to tackle mass shootings, he needs to forego the political emotional reaction and have a rational and logical discussion regarding the culture that has allowed and created the environment of mass shooting.

First, the need to bring back the sanctity of life. Without a doubt, random killing while roaming a building for the next victim points to a shooter that has no regard for life. If we are to end mass shootings, we need to return to a culture that values life, from birth to natural death. When a society allows for the unborn life to be ended in what should be the safest place – ever – the mother's womb, society devalues all life.

Second, the need to bring back the belief in God to our public square. In 1963, one person challenged prayer in school and when Madalyn O'Hair won in ill-decided SCOTUS decision, all prayer in school country wide was eliminated. Our culture now has generations of children, many are now adults, who no longer believe in something larger than themselves. With the ability to kill one's own child, by reasonable extension, God-less individuals now believe they can be 'god' and decide who lives and who dies. Our country has long been a country full of firearms, and yet, prior to 1963, when a high schooler could display their rifle in their parked car at school, our God-fearing culture had almost zero mass shootings. Today, with numerous gun laws (and the inability to bring a fire arm to the gun free schools), the number of mass shootings is on the rise.

Third, our culture needs to help those struggling with mental illness. When we hear about mass shootings, it is most likely the shooter suffered from some kind of mental illness. Two recent examples are the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the Washington Navy Yard Shooting. Both shooters struggled with mental illness. And, in both shootings, officials were aware of this fact beforehand, yet did little or nothing about it.

If we want to end mass shootings in our culture, Governor Northam and others need to focus energy, time and resources on evidenced-based research, and the real cause of mass shootings, instead of using the emotions of tragedy for political gain.

Jennifer Bennett is the Navy Yard Survivor, shot point blank with a sawed-off shotgun. She is the only Navy employee who was shot and survived. Her book, Standing Still in A Culture of Mass Shootings, is available at NavyYardSurvivor.com.
Please contact Shak@GuidingLightBooks.com or 703-425-2554.

Will Lobbyist money buy the race in the 24th?

By Robin McMichael


Well it's obvious that Emmett Hanger is terrified. Obvious because he has completely abandoned the "nice guy" "good ole Emmett" persona and is now spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in attack ads against Tina Freitas. So what brought on this onslaught of mud slinging from Emmett Hanger? Tina Freitas actually dared to publish Hangers official voting record. Bill numbers, dates, floor speeches, all of the things Hanger thought were safely locked away in Richmond. It turns out Hanger has voted wrong on guns, life, taxes, Obamacare, etc. etc. 

When campaigning he send out mailers that says he is 100% Pro Life...in Richmond he voted to send millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood, was the only Republican to vote against the Pro Life Hyde Amendment, and even voted for the ERA which has been used to force tax payer funded abortion all the way up to birth. 

On Guns he says he is a strong supporter of the second amendment, but once again he was the ONLY Republican senator to vote against Constitutional Carry!

What about taxes? Well it turns out that Emmett Hanger has voted for 3 of the largest tax increases in Virginia history. 

Tina has not attacked Emmett Hanger personally, she has exposed Hangers voting record for what it is. And for doing that Emmett Hanger has dropped hundreds of thousands of dollars in attack ads against Tina. He says she is lying...but he doesn't refute his votes. He says she is a "Never Trumper", but Tina voted for and supports the President and has done so very publicly, where as Emmett Hanger was the Virginia Co Chair of "Never Trumper" John Kasich presidential campaign. Then he bashes her for not having been born in Virginia! Tina was a military souse that lived all over the country.

So why does Emmett Hanger think he can get away with lying about his voting record and his opponent? Because he has gotten away with it for 36 years in elected office. When Emmett Hanger broke with Republicans and sided with Ralph Northam to pass Obamacare Expansion in Virginia, it "earned" him hundreds of thousands of dollars in lobbyist money, which he is now using to try and save himself. He knows Tina Freitas doesn't have the money that he does to throw at this race and so he is counting on the fact that people wont actually check his record. The only question is, will it work again? Will we all once again be fooled by slick mailers and TV ads which launch false allegations against a good conservative woman?

If Hanger was the conservative he claims to be he would be able to run on his voting record, but that is the very thing he is trying to cover up! Instead he has made his entire campaign a combination of viciously attacking Tina Freitas and counting on left wing groups like "Unite Virginia", which disguises itself as a conservative group, in order to push for Hanger. Hanger has even sent out mailers directly targeted to Democrat voters reminding them that this is an "Open Primary" and that he was the only Republican Senator that pushed for Obamacare Expansion. Does that sounds like a conservative? 

On June 11th, vote for Tina Freitas, not only because she is the far better candidate and a true conservative; vote for Tina to send a message to all Republicans in elected office, that they had better vote the way they campaign! That their days of buying elections with lobbyist money while ignoring their conservative base is over. Vote Tina Freitas on June 11th!




Thursday, June 6, 2019

A visual explanation of why we need the Electoral College - FYI


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Save the Date: July 20th


 

SAVE THE DATE

REPUBLICAN PICNIC

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Rapidan Hunt Club

1-4 p.m.

Congressman Riggleman (and other elected officials still to be invited) will attend, barring disaster.

For the whole family!

 

 

Friday, May 17, 2019

House of Representatives Votes to Quarantine Faith, Attack Parental Rights & the Family

May 17, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Family Research Council President Tony Perkins issued the following statement after passage of the Equality Act (H.R. 5) in the U.S. House of Representatives:

"This is an all-out assault on parental rights, on the family, and on the millions of people of faith in this country.

"The legislation goes far beyond just quarantining faith behind the four walls of a house of worship. This act quarantines faith within your mind and says that's where it must stay. It creates a world that punishes those who exercise their freedom to believe and live according to those beliefs. No institution or person of faith, be it a school, church, synagogue, mosque, business, or non-profit will escape its Orwellian reach.

"The Religious Freedom Restoration Act will be committed to the 'memory hole.' We will then experience a catastrophic loss of religious freedom in America, and, as a result, every American, those who believe and do not believe, will suffer the consequences.

"The American people must continue to speak with great force and clarity in opposition to the 'In-equality' Act," concluded Perkins.

Christian Leaders Petition Congress: Oppose Equality Act, Defend Religious Liberty, Sanctity of Life

May 14, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Last night, twenty-one prominent Christian leaders delivered a letter to Republican and Democratic leadership in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, opposing the poorly-named Equality Act (H.R. 5). H.R. 5 is scheduled for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday, May 17. The pastors and other evangelical leaders who initially signed the letter include: Tony Perkins, Michele Bachmann, Paul Blair, Stephen Broden, Carter Conlon, James Dobson, Jim Garlow, Franklin Graham, Jack Graham, Jack Hibbs, Harry Jackson, Jr., Robert Jeffress, Guillermo Maldonado, Eric Metaxas, Robert Morris, Ramiro Peña, Everett Piper, Ralph Reed, James Robison, Todd Wager, and Tim Wildmon.

The letter stated:

"As those tasked with the leadership of the church, and as those seeking to humbly convey Biblical truth for the benefit of every man, woman, and child in society, we the undersigned cannot remain silent concerning a dangerous bill pending in Congress known as the Equality Act (H.R. 5). Not only is it incompatible with God's Word (the Bible) and the historic teaching of the church, but the Equality Act is also riddled with threats to religious liberty and the sanctity of human life.

"Passage of this coercive measure would lay the groundwork for this lie to enter classrooms across the nation, as public educators could be compelled to teach it to their students. No family would be safe from the long reach of the Equality Act," it continued.

"As Evangelical and Christian leaders humbly attempting to be faithful to God's Word and historic biblical doctrine, we must clearly state our opposition to the Equality Act and any similar measures. Simply put, this bill will harm men, women, and children, and stifle freedom. It must be stopped," concluded the letter.

To read the full letter, follow this link: https://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=LK19E15


Trump's Immigration Plan

Thursday, May 16, 2019

By Gary Bauer

I was honored to be back at the White House today for the unveiling of President Trump's immigration reform plan.  As part of the president's unofficial faith advisory group, I have had some input into the broad outlines of this proposal. 
 
I am pleased to say that it is an America First immigration reform package.  As the president said, "It's just common sense."  It focuses on six broad goals:
 
  • Securing the border
  • Protecting American wages
  • Attracting highly skilled immigrants
  • Allowing legal migration for immediate family members
  • Addressing labor shortages in critical industries, and
  • Preserving humanitarian values.
 
The president stressed that his plan was developed with input from law enforcement and that it puts border security first.  It largely ends chain migration and establishes a merit-based immigration system.  
 
It says to potential immigrants, "If you have skills that can help the American economy, we want you."  But American taxpayers cannot afford to take care of every family from Central America and elsewhere. 
 
English proficiency will be taken into consideration.  The left will scream, but in addition to skills it is the most logical thing to consider.  Without anyone voting on it, we are slowly losing the notion that we are an English speaking country, and language is one of the main cultural unifiers.
 
There should be no ballots printed in any language other than English. Current law says you must know English to become a citizen.  So why are we printing all these foreign language ballots?
 
We have a crisis at the border, and far too many criminals and gang members are getting in. 
 
The president is trying to lay down markers as to what a modern American immigration system should look like.  As the president noted today, it's been 54 years since our immigration system was last overhauled by Congress. 
 
In the meantime, walls are being built and the administration is doing everything it possibly can to secure the border.
 
This is just the beginning of a long process that will be debated in the halls of Congress and across the country in the weeks and months ahead.
 

May 22nd: Sen. Bryce Reeves speaker at Lake of the Woods

May Speaker is Senator Reeves

 

Our club will welcome Senator Bryce Reeves as guest speaker on Wednesday, May 22nd at the Lake of the Woods Clubhouse beginning at 11:30 am. Senator Reeves is running for reelection to the Virginia Senate.  

He will give us a report of the legislation that passed this last session as well as the legislation that was vetoed by the Governor. He will also tell us about the bills he carried and his work on several committees and boards. Bring a friend or neighbor to hear what Senator Reeves has accomplished while in office.

The luncheon menu is a Dockside Salad (Sliced Chicken, Strawberries, Ruby Red grapefruit, Avocado, Red Onion, & Sliced Almonds atop a bed of Spinach), Rolls & Butter, Vanilla Ice Cream with a Sugar Cookie and Beverage.

   If you have special dietary restrictions, please indicate that with a note when you send in your check for the meal at the meetings.  

Make reservations today by calling Toni at 972-0295 or email: jtruther@verison.net , then send a check for $21.00 to SARWC, PO Box 803, Locust Grove, VA 22508.

Be sure to mark your calendar—Delegate Nick Freitas will be the featured speaker at the WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12th picnic on the Clubhouse deck.  


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Exposing Democrats’ Marxist/Socialist/Communist Ties

Tuesday - May 14, 2019


Exposing Democrats' Marxist/Socialist/Communist Ties

Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Pete Buttigieg - Socialists or Communists?

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A newly formed group of activists - STAND Against Communism - led by Bishop E.W. Jackson will hold a press conference on Monday, May 20th at the National Press Club at 10 a.m. to present evidence of prominent Democrats' Marxist and communist connections that the mainstream media are ignoring or covering up.

"The mainstream news outlets refused to investigate and expose Barack Obama's connections to Louis Farrakhan, weather ground member Bill Ayes and admitted communist Frank Marshall Davis. Now they are covering up the extremist politics of leading Democrats including some presidential contenders," said E.W. Jackson, Sr. who is heading the group. "We need to remove the mask of liberalism and progressivism and expose the anti-American ideology which lurks beneath."

The group will reveal research on Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Corey Booker, Pete Buttigeig, Elizabeth Warren and others. Three of the presenters have written books about Democrats strong ties to Communism: Trevor Loudon, Jerome Corsi and Diana West. The reseach continues, and says Bishop Jackson, "Many people will be shocked by to learn that Democrats' lurch to the extreme left is not by accident but by design." 

Speakers include: Bishop Jackson, Pastor, author and former candidate for Lt. Governorand U.S. Senator in Virginia.

Trevor Loudon, author of "Barack Obama and the Enemies Within" and "The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress";

Diana West, author of "The Red Thread" and "American Betrayal";

Jerome Corsi, author of "Dr. Corsi Investigates:  Why the Democratic Party Has Gone Communist"; 

Robert Knight, journalist, author of A Nation Worth Fighting for: 10 Steps to Restore Freedom;

Nelson Velez, Chairman, Virginia Tea Party Federation, Business Owner and escapee from Fidel Castro's Communist Cuba.

The press conference will be held at 10 AM in the Zenger Room, 13th Floor at the National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC.

Future plans of the group will also be announced. "We intend to make sure American voters know exactly who and what they are getting in every candidate," says Jackson. "This is ultimately not about Party, but about liberty versus state control."



Saturday, May 11, 2019

Confronting Judicial Supremacy

Friday, May 10, 2019

By Gary Bauer

Once again, Donald Trump and Mike Pence are showing why this administration may well be the most conservative administration in modern memory.  Speaking to the Federalist Society this week, Vice President Mike Pence announced that the Trump Administration would take steps to reign in our rogue judiciary. 
 
Specifically, Pence denounced left-wing district judges who have been handing out nationwide injunctions like they were candy, and he vowed that the administration would aggressively fight to end this practice.
 
Now I realize that for most Americans "nationwide injunctions" aren't exactly hot topics of discussion around the dinner table.  But this is a big deal.  Left-wing judges have been blocking the president's agenda every step of the way from the moment he first took office.
 
Here's some of what Pence said:
 
"These orders are issued by federal district court judges on a broad range of issues — from national security to immigration, from border security to healthcare reform.  And these orders prevent the entire Executive Branch from enforcing a statute, a regulation, or a policy on a nationwide basis.  And they apply everywhere, to everyone. . .
 
"It's remarkable to think a Supreme Court justice has to convince four of their colleagues to uphold a nationwide injunction, but a single district court judge can issue one, effectively preventing the duly elected president of the United States from fulfilling what he believes is a constitutional duty.
 
"This obstruction at the district level is unprecedented.  Studies show that there's not a single example of a nationwide injunction in the first 175 years of our nation's history. . . [But] our administration has been unfairly hit with more nationwide injunctions than the first 40 American presidents combined. . .
 
"This era of judicial activism must come to an end. . . In the days ahead, our administration will seek opportunities to put this very question before the Supreme Court." 
 
Pence went on to reiterate that decisions impacting every American should be made only by our elected representatives, either the president or the Congress, or the Supreme Court – not by one left-wing judge in some liberal enclave.
 

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Pres. Trump's New Regs to Better Enforce Laws Protecting Conscience Rights is Welcome News, says FRC

May 2, 2019

Washington, D.C. - President Trump announced today on this National Day of Prayer new regulations through the Department of Health and Human Services that will more effectively enforce existing federal laws that protect the conscience rights of healthcare providers.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement:

"On this National Day of Prayer, many healthcare providers have an answer to their prayers. President Trump announced today new regulations that will enforce over two-dozen federal laws so that healthcare professionals won't be forced to choose between their moral beliefs and their desire to help patients.

"President Trump's efforts reflect a long history in American constitutional law about the morality of conscience rights. Unfortunately, the previous administration had little concern for protecting the conscience rights of doctors, nurses, and residents.

"Despite current law that has protected conscience rights for over 30 years, the lack of regulations resulted in confusion and a lack of awareness within the healthcare community, leaving healthcare personnel vulnerable to discrimination and forcing them to drop their specialties at a time of healthcare scarcity. Protecting the right of all healthcare providers to make professional judgments based on moral convictions and ethical standards is foundational to federal law and is necessary to ensure that access to healthcare is not diminished, which would occur if they were forced out of their jobs because of their ethical stances.

"Today is another crucial moment in which President Trump's promises are becoming a reality. Every American should be greatly encouraged to know that they have a president who stands up for the freedom to believe and live according to those beliefs without fear of discrimination," concluded Perkins.


Executing Babies

May 2, 2019

By Gary Bauer
 
One of the positive things about people like Ilhan Omar and her unfiltered opinions is that it is so revealing of the left's mindset.  Like Omar, State Representative John Rogers (D-AL) expressed an unfiltered opinion on abortion, which I assume is not a rare view on the pro-abortion left. 
 
During a debate this week on Alabama's Human Life Protection Act, Rogers said this:
 
"Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later. You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved, you send them to the electric chair. So, you kill them now or you kill them later."
 
What a disgusting comment about babies and their mothers.  Is he really suggesting that unplanned babies will grow up to be murderers? 
 
The facts clearly do not support Rep. Rogers' radical opinion.  Last year, there were only 25 executions in the United States.  Planned Parenthood performed more than 300,000 abortions last year.
 
At least convicted murderers get the benefit of a trial before they are put to death.  Unborn babies in the womb aren't read their rights, much less get a hearing, before they are put to death.  And that's what is wrong with abortion.
 
Roe v. Wade, like the infamous Dred Scott decision that legalized slavery, is based on the idea that some humans have no rights we are bound to respect.
 
At today's National Day of Prayer service, President Trump vowed to defend the sanctity of life, saying, "Every child -- born and unborn -- is a sacred gift from God."  The president also announced that his administration was expanding conscience rights protections for healthcare professionals and institutions.


End Of Day 5-2-2019 -  Barr Turns The Tables, Executing Babies, Holocaust Remembrance Day

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Must See Video: LET TERRORISTS VOTE



'LET TERRORISTS VOTE'


Released by the Republican National Committee (RNC) on socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) over their stances on letting convicted terrorists vote while they are in prison.

 https://youtu.be/mxWTzqjecfA

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Must Watch Video: The Legal Genius, diGenova


MUST VIEW ~ April, 24, 2019

Joe diGenova: Admiral Michael Rogers is a hero




Joe diGenova is a high-profile attorney in Washington, D.C. He is a former United States Attorney for the District of Columbia.

Michael S. Rogers is a former United States Navy admiral who served as the second commander of the U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM). He concurrently served as the 17th director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and as chief of the Central Security Service (CSS) from April 3, 2014.

June 22nd: Virginia Tea Party Summit

Save the Date - Tea Party Summit
June 22nd