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VIDEO WHY I LEFT LIBERALISM AND THE DEMOCRAT PARTY

Monday, June 18th, 2018

 

 

Video: Why I Left Liberalism and the Democratic Party

Groupthink, hypocrisy, division, stereotyping, resentment and the acceptance of victimhood mentality.

Media Editors · Jun. 15, 2018
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VIDEO – ONE MILLION TRUMP TROOPS !

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

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GOODBYE, NETFLIX

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

 

Goodbye, Netflix

After about thirteen years of being a loyal customer of Netflix, the time has come for me to say goodbye.

This isn’t an easy decision for me.  I have been with the company since my mid-20s, back when Blockbuster stores were still on every street corner, and well before the online streaming technology or content was available.

Given that I’m a conservative, one might be inclined to believe that my choice to leave Netflix is predicated upon the company’s most recent decision to partner with Barack and Michelle Obama’s new company, called “Higher Ground Productions,” to produce loads of new content.  In a way, I guess that’s correct.  But this choice by Netflix has not alone led me to this decision.  Rather, this was the straw that finally broke the camel’s back – the latest in a series of indicators that the network has become little more than a propaganda arm for radical left-wing political actors.

Allow me to lay out the evidence.

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THE UNRESOLVED IRS SCANDAL

Friday, May 11th, 2018

 

The Unresolved IRS Scandal

Congress should take tax collectors out of the business of regulating political activity.

Lois Lerner, the director of the IRS division that oversees nonprofit groups, at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., May 22, 2013. PHOTO: PETE MAROVICH/BLOOMBERG

EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE :  A group that engages in politics is not necessarily considered a “political committee” by the IRS. Such well-known political actors as the Sierra Club, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Planned Parenthood engage through their affiliates in substantial activity related to politics—including get-out-the-vote drives, legislative advocacy and even candidate ads. But because the IRS designates the affiliate groups as “social welfare” organizations, they are subject to less-stringent disclosure requirements.

The tea-party groups that sprang up in 2009 sought to engage in these types of activities, but some Democrats didn’t like it. If the IRS denied these groups status as social-welfare organizations, they would be forced to either reorganize as for-profit organizations or as political committees subject to greater regulatory burdens. That’s how the IRS was able to hassle conservative groups.

Imagine if liberal groups discovered that President Trump’s Internal Revenue Service was targeting them for heightened scrutiny or harassment. The media and Democrats would decry this assault on the First Amendment and declare the U.S. on the brink of autocracy. The scandal would dominate the midterms, and the legitimacy of the election would be called into question.

Strangely enough, the IRS did target organs of the opposition party during the last administration, but the episode has largely faded from public memory without resolution. May 10 marks the fifth anniversary of the revelation that President Obama’s IRS targeted conservative groups for more than two years prior to the 2012 presidential election.

While some of the faces at the IRS have changed, the law that enabled their misuse of power has not. Congress’s failure to address the problem leaves the U.S. democratic process vulnerable to further abuses.

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UC BERKELEY: ‘HARD TO DEFEND’ FREE SPEECH OF CONSERVATIVES WHO ‘INCITE’ LIBERAL STUDENTS

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

 

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK TO READ THE ARTICLE.   Sorry, but many of these websites are making it more difficult to copy and paste their articles.     Nancy

UC Berkeley: ‘Hard to defend’ free speech of conservatives who ‘incite’ liberal students

Report concludes campus ‘tolerant’ despite ‘popular narrative’ suggesting otherwise

Photo below:  Graffiti left by protesters who were against a scheduled speaking appearance by Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos is seen on Wed, Feb 1, 2017 in Berkeley Calif.  The event was cancelled due to size of crowd and several fires set.

– The Washington Times – Friday, May 4, 2018

A long-awaited report on free speech protections at the University of California, Berkeley, blames “hard to defend” conservative speakers for inciting left-wing students to violence.

A commission of Berkeley faculty, students formed in 2017 after violent and costly student protests called its commitment to free speech into question. Their monthslong study of the issue resulted in the conclusion that “ultra-conservative rhetoric” by the likes of Milo Yiannopoulos and Ann Coulter only exists to “advance a facile narrative that universities are not tolerant of conservative speech.”

“Contrary to a currently popular narrative, Berkeley remains a tolerant campus,” the report says, Politico reported Thursday. “Although those speakers had every right to speak and were entitled to protection, they did not need to be on campus to exercise the right of free speech. Indeed, at least some of the 2017 events at Berkeley can now be seen to be part of a coordinated campaign to organize appearances on American campuses likely to incite a violent reaction.”

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FEAR OF THE LEFT: THE MOST POWERFUL FORCE IN AMERICA TODAY

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

 

Fear of the Left: The Most Powerful Force in America Today
Dennis Prager
Posted: May 01, 2018 12:01 AM
The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.
The dominant force in America and many other Western countries today is fear of the left.
This is a result of the fact that the most dynamic religion of the past 100 years has been neither Christianity nor Islam. It has been leftism. Whoever does not recognize this does not understand the contemporary world.

Leftism — in its incarnations, such as Marxism, communism and socialism; expressed through egalitarianism, environmentalism and feminism; in its denigration of capitalism and Western civilization, especially America and Israel; in its supplanting of Christianity and Judaism; through its influence on Christianity and Judaism; in its celebration of race; and in its replacing of reason with romanticism — has almost completely taken over the news and entertainment media and institutions of education.

There is a largely (though not entirely) nonviolent reign of ideological terror in America. In almost every area of life, people fear antagonizing the left.

Last week, before my speech at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a man employed by the university (I will not say in what department) walked over to me, looked around to see whether anyone was watching and whispered in my ear, “I’m a conservative.”

This happens just about everywhere I speak. People whisper — yes, whisper — that they are conservative or they support Trump. The last time I experienced people looking around to check whether they were seen speaking to me was with dissidents in the Soviet Union.
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ANTIFA, SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER SHUT DOWN FREE SPEECH

Monday, April 16th, 2018

 

CAIR, Southern Poverty Law Center and Antifa joined forces to shut down conferences warning of the danger from the Islamic, Marxist and Fascist groups.  John Guandolo, a well known expert on Islamic terrorism and President of Understanding The Threat, was one of the speakers in these events in Wisconsin and Minnesota last week.   The following article gives you the background information on how these forces are able to shut down free speech in America.    Nancy      

RESTORING LIBERTY

Two prominent Muslims came to witness the event: CAIR-Iowa chapter president Abshir Omar and State Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad. Omar is a Somali Muslim refugee and member of the Democratic Socialists of America who was supported by CAIR in his unsuccessful 2016 bid for Des Moines City Council. Abdul-Samad has been praised by CAIR, and is also a current member of the Black Panther Party’s Des Moines chapter.

Samad was critical of the event’s message, telling WHO TV that the term “jihad” is misunderstood. “The Jihad that we talk about in the Quran, prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, said very clearly that the Jihad is the Jihad of an-Nafs, which means the Jihad of self. You’re [sic] Jihad is within you and every religion has a Jihad.”

Asked for a response by WHO TV, Guandolo said, “That’s absolutely not true. In Islam, there’s only one legal definition for Jihad, and that’s warfare against non-Muslims.”

Shahram Hadian, a former Muslim and now Christian apologist who heads the Truth In Love project, was slated to speak at a number of the canceled events. He reacted strongly in a video about the cancellations posted on Saturday:

“Who shut us down folks? The Islamo-Marxist-Fascist oppressors in this nation, the same groups that we’ve been traveling around this nation warning you about…. How did that happen? It started with CAIR… the front group for the Muslim Brotherhood. Then they’ve joined with the Southern Poverty Law Center… Then they got Antifa involved… and we know their M.O. – they’re domestic terrorists… If you think we are living in a free nation any more… that this is the land of the free and home of the brave, we better wake up soon. Religious liberty, the right of assembly, the right of our speech, is gone. This is the M.O. now. This is the tactic they are using to shut us down.”

Antifa groups used information from the Southern Poverty Law Center to successfully shut down four conferences on the threat of Islam scheduled in Wisconsin and Minnesota last weekend.

The hotels slated for the events were flooded with threatening calls, and the organizers voluntarily canceled one of the events following numerous warnings that it would not be safe. A fifth conference in Des Moines, Iowa carried on in defiance, despite leftists showing up to disrupt the proceedings.

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VIDEO: MUSLIMS RIOT IN LONDON’S SPEAKERS CORNER TO SHUT DOWN FREE SPEECH

Monday, March 19th, 2018

 

Video: Muslims riot, assault people with weapons to shut down free speech at London’s Speakers’ Corner

 

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PLEASE SUPPORT THE INTERNET BILL OF RIGHTS

Monday, March 12th, 2018

 

Please support the Internet Bill of Rights.

 

I don’t know if you are aware, but dozens of voices are being censored from the internet, only for asking the questions that MSM should be asking. Their channels are being terminated, their intellectual property/videos are being confiscated, their email lists and subscribers are being trolled, and they are being accused of hate crimes. You might ask how companies can get away with this. The answer is that private companies are not held accountable for upholding First Amendment and private property rights when you sign away all of those freedoms by signing up for accounts on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., which are all privately owned. 

 

Please please please sign the petition to support IBOR, and ask everyone you know to do the same. We are at a critical point in history where we will either stand up for our personal liberties, or lose them all together. God bless America.

 

Sign Petition on Bill of Rights Link: petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/internet-bill-rights-2

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ABUSES OF THE IRS – AGAINST ISRAEL AND US

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

The IRS Campaign Against Israel—and Us

It took seven years for Z Street to learn the truth about why our tax-exempt status was delayed

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By Lori Lowenthal Marcus, founder of Z Street    Friday, February 2, 2018

The first IRS viewpoint discrimination case to be filed, Z Street v. IRS,has been settled, with disturbing revelations about how the Internal Revenue Service treated pro-Israel organizations applying for tax-exempt status.

I founded Z Street in 2009 to educate Americans about the Middle East and Israel’s defense against terror. We applied for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code in December 2009—a process that usually takes three to six months.

Instead, the application languished. In late July 2010, an IRS agent truthfully responded to our lawyer’s query about why processing was taking so long: Z Street’s application was getting special scrutiny, the agent said, because it was related to Israel. Some applications for tax-exempt status were being sent to a special office in Washington for review of whether the applicants’ policy positions conflicted with those of the Obama administration.

So in August 2010 we sued the IRS for violating Z Street’s constitutional rights, including the First Amendment right to be free from viewpoint discrimination—government treatment that differs depending on one’s political position.

Now we know the truth, and it’s exactly as bad as we thought. IRS documents—those they didn’t “lose” or otherwise fail to produce—reveal the following:

• Our application was flagged because Z Street’s mission related to Israel, a country with terrorism. Therefore, an IRS manager in our case said in sworn testimony, the IRS needed to investigate whether Z Street was funding terror.

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