When you study the history of the world, some of the most perilous times for any people are when a regime change takes place. I believe we are approaching, if we are not already into, a major regime change; not just in our land but around the world.
Just a few days ago, a dangerous and deadly hostage ordeal unfolded in Sydney, Australia. According to news reports the Muslim man who perpetrated the event is a self proclaimed minister of the Islamic state. This tragedy in Australia got me to thinking about another tragedy – another hostage situation much closer to home.
With Orwellian irony, the U.S. Supreme Court chose December 15, National Bill of Rights Day to deliver its crushing blow to the Fourth Amendment. Although the courts have historically held that ignorance of the law is not an excuse for breaking the law, in its 8-1 ruling inHeien v. State of North Carolina, the Supreme Court gave police in America one more ready excuse to routinely violate the laws of the land, this time under the guise of ignorance.
I spent much of my early twenties participating in American party culture, and I'm lucky I made it through those years relatively unscathed. Looking back, I made a lot of foolish decisions. I put myself in a lot of compromising situations that could have easily taken a dark turn. What I have to say in the following paragraphs, then, does not come from a place of ignorance or unsympathetic idealism.
Pseudo-comedian/political analyst Jon 'Stewart' Leibowitz is at it again! He continues to play the role of liberal activist and righteous avenger. When you're aiming for cheap laughs and political points, any tragedy will do!
In America, crime is encouraged, contrary to God’s judgments. The criminal is allotted three crimes to be committed before America’s justice system deals with him. You know, three strikes and you are out.
As usual, Bill Whittle's Firewall cuts to the bone of the bull. This time, he discusses the "new barbarians" of the Let, namely Michael Brown, Lena Dunham, Tawana Brawley, Patricia Williams, Al Sharpton, the lawless looters of Ferguson...as well as President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder. In his summation, this has to be one of the best descriptions of liberalism I have ever heard.
Eric Garner was not strangled. In fact, the coroner did not list suffocation as the cause of death. You cannot scream when you cannot breathe. So on Monday night LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers showed up for pre-game warm-ups against Brooklyn wearing a shirt that read I CAN’T BREATHE!!
I don’t intend to solve the problem regarding the slaying of Michael Brown, but rather take a close look at the crucial issue involved, which is the Sixth Commandment. I hope to help us understand the nature of what constitutes murder in contrast to manslaughter or even justifiable homicide.
Can you read my mind? Well the federal government is now saying that it can read my mind – and your mind. And it is ready to punish you for your thoughts. Does that sound like Nazi Germany to you? Me too.Next Page »
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all." - Ronald Reagan, Nov. 10, 1964