Saturday, March 14, 2015

OK House Oks Bill Ending State Marriage Licenses!

I found this article on the Daily Paul Liberty Forum...

“The point of my legislation is to take the state out of the process and leave marriage in the hands of the clergy,” said state Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, the bill’s House author. “Marriage was historically a religious covenant first and a government-recognized contract second. Under my bill, the state is not allowing or disallowing same-sex marriage. It is simply leaving it up to the clergy.”
Uh oh... there's controversy...
"The executive director of Freedom Oklahoma, which advocates in behalf of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, criticized House passage of the measure."
I hope the OK Senate passes it. Get the State out of marriage! Would love to see SCOTUS try to abrogate the First Amendment. They'd be in for the fight of their life.
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Friday, March 06, 2015

Cincinnati Gay Rights Activist Faked Abduction

Adam Hoover, a Cincinnati gay rights activist, called 911 claiming that he had been abducted and was forced into the trunk of his car.  I am guessing that this was an attempt to smear pro-family values Christians.  I am wondering how the news media is going to proceed with this story.

Remember the Matthew Shepard case?  Matthew's mother and others are still using him as an example of why we need so-called "hate crimes" laws to give "hated" groups like homosexuals extra protection under the law because they are supposedly more hated than others.  But it was later found that the motive of Matthew Shepard's murderers was robbery and they had no idea that he was gay.  Yet they still go around to schools and colleges giving speeches about how we need extra protection for gays because of Matthew's murder.

But back to Adam Hoover.  Why would anyone be so dumb as to force someone into the trunk of a car without first taking their communication devices away from them?  Why would Adam be so dumb as to think that he was going to get away with this?  When are people going to wake up realize that the gay agenda is not about equality or getting rid of hate, but is about selfishness and dishonesty?  The police had to respond to Adam's call because at first they had no way of knowing that it wasn't a real emergency situation.  Other people could have lost their possessions or even their lives due to crimes because the police were tied up with this phony report.  Even if he had a just cause (which he doesn't) it is totally wrong to make a false report to the police.  It is pure selfishness.

Homosexuality is dirty and degrading.  But this does not make me want to abduct or murder a homosexual.  Nor does it make anybody else want to do this.  Prostitution, child molestation, and bestiality are also dirty and degrading.  But I am not going to go out and abduct any of those perverts either.  Rather, I would try to gently and lovingly convince any who engage in any form of sexual immorality to repent and trust in Jesus.  But this does not make for a good story according to the mainstream news media.

Selma Civil Rights March: News Media Supports Historical Inaccuracy

They (the mainstream news media) are still crediting the "Emancipation Proclamation"  as the law that ended slavery, even though it really was the 13th Amendment that ended slavery.  The EP only applied to ten of the southern states, was an illegal over-reach of Presidential powers, and some northern states continued to practice slavery after it was issued.

But now we have a new historical fallacy regrading the attenuation of racial inequality.  People want to take credit for what someone else has done.  I have heard several news reports that the so-called Selma Civil Rights March "gave blacks the right to vote".  This is totally absurd.  Supposedly, this march led to adoption of the Voting Rights Act which they are saying "gave blacks the right to vote".

The 15th Amendment is what really guarantees that blacks (and people of any other race) have the right to vote.  To be more correct, they can't be denied the right to vote on the basis of race.  Here it is ratified nearly 100 years before all of this "Voting Rights Act" nonsense:
Section. 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
Section. 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
According to Wikipedia, "In Mobile v. Bolden (1980), the Supreme Court held that as originally enacted in 1965, Section 2 [of the VRA] simply restated the Fifteenth Amendment..."  

The real purpose of the VRA was to give the Federal Government power to manipulate local elections so that the fat cats in Washington could stay in power.   The VRA does not do anything to protect blacks but does prohibit certain prerequisites for voting like literacy tests, educational or knowledge requirements, proof of good moral character, and requirements that a person be vouched for.  So this is really about making sure that corrupt, immoral and uneducated people can vote so that the votes of the honest, hardworking, and knowledgeable Americans can be diluted.  It is easier for a corrupt politician to get elected if the electorate is uneducated and selfish.  The VRA has absolutely nothing to do with race.

This is just another example why Americans need to do two things:  1. learn the Constitution 2. do not support any piece of legislation until you have read it yourself.  People are now making a big deal about this 50th anniversary of the Selma march because they want to take credit for something that had already been done a long time before that.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Disturbed, Disgusted, and Disappointed with Betrayal of Mitch McConnell and John Boehner on Executive Amnesty Funding!

Words cannot express the depth of disappointment and disgust I feel toward the most recent sellout by the GOP leadership to the Republican elites and Chamber of Commerce types and the perverse "progressive" agenda of President Obama and his comrades in Congress. I really can't say I am shocked. Boehner and McConnell mouth a good line, but when push comes to show they quit, give up, acquiesce... they lie, they betray both conservative and Republican principles and the voters who elected them to office. 
If the GOP will not stand against the blatant affront to the constitution and the separation of powers by this lame duck leftist President on this matter of executive overreach on amnesty, where and when will they stand?
The following news release says it all!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Contact: Tom Zawistowski,
Consequences for Republican Betrayal

Far Exceed Consequences of any DHS "Shutdown"
Mogadore, Ohio - The Portage County TEA Party Executive Director, Tom Zawistowski, made clear today that the consequences for the Republican betrayal in the Senate will far exceed the consequences of any DHS "Shutdown".  Zawistowski explained, "Senator McConnell and his ilk in the Senate need to clearly understand that the betrayal of all of their campaign promises, the betrayal of the very Oath of Office he himself swore just weeks ago to defend the Constitution, and the betrayal of the base of the Republican Party by allowing 5.5 million illegal non-citizens to acquire social security numbers and drivers licenses so that they can vote Democrat in coming elections, will result in the loss of the Senate and the White House in 2016. Their refusal to fight and win on DHS only provides further proof that they lied to the voters in 2014. Millions of Republican's and conservatives will no longer be played for fools by voting for liars and hypocrites. Romney did not win Ohio because hundreds of thousands of Ohio conservatives stayed home in 2012. Senator Rob Portman and the Republican presidential nominee can expect an even larger shunning by conservative Ohio voters in 2016. The unprincipled and cowardly actions of liberal RINO's like John McCain are an insult to any voter that calls themselves a Republican."
Zawistowski concluded by saying, "Let's also stop insulting the intelligence of Republican voters. The result of the supposed "Government Shutdown" in 2013 was a LANDSLIDE victory by Republicans in 2014. Claims to the contrary are contrived inside the beltway fiction. The result of the Senate not having the courage of a Ted Cruz on the DHS bill will be exactly the opposite, a LANDSLIDE victory for the Democrats in 2016.  The only reason the RINO's in the Senate don't want a shutdown is because it will work and they don't want it to work. The don’t want to protect American jobs. They don't care about the black Americans and legal hispanic Americans who will lose work to these illegals. They don’t want to live up to their campaign promises to voters in their states. They want illegal immigration to placate their big monied Chamber of Commerce masters and their actions prove it. We get the message, you represent them and not us. We will be sure to vote accordingly in 2016, or more precisely not vote at all."
The TEA Party is not a political party but a grassroots cultural movement.  The movement is educating American citizens about the Constitution and the uniquely American form of self-governance that has made our country so successful.  Through this education, the movement is attempting to re-define what it means to be an American citizen, by encouraging individuals to vote, to run for office and to attend government meetings in their areas so that they can participate in their self-governance.  The acronym TEA stands for Totally Engaged Americans.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Calls needed - Common Core Safe Harbor Bill

An important message from Heidi Huber of Ohioans Against Common Core: 

House Moves to Offer Safe Harbor from PARCC for Ohio Students

January 29th - HB7 filed by Representative Jim Buchy

This bill will protect your child from repercussions of opting out of the 2014-2015 state achievement tests and EOC exams.  
  1. Prohibits 2014-2015 PARCC scores from being utilized for promotion or retention now, or at any point in a child's education career.
  2. Provides option to take the End-of-Course exams (currently PARCC & AIR) at any time within the student's high school career, or opting to never take EOC exams, instead choosing one of the other options to earn their high school diploma; e.g., a remediation free ACT/SAT score, passage of an approved job skills assessment, or earning an Honors diploma.
Protect your children and their data!
  • Get opt-out forms and information here.
  • Call your representative and ask him or her to support HB7 by signing on as a co-sponsor.
  • If your Rep has committed to being a co-sponsor, use your call to thank him or her.
  • Don't know your State Representative's name? Look-up by Zip Code HERE.
  • Call the House switchboard at this number: 800-282-0253.
Excerpts from HB7:

"To amend section 3302.036 and to enact section 3301.0728 of the Revised Code to prohibit individual student scores from certain elementary and secondary achievement assessments administered for the 2014-2015 school year from being used to determine promotion or retention or to grant course credit, to make changes regarding the administration of high school end-of-course examinations, and to declare an emergency."

"This act is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety. The reason for the necessity is that immediate action is needed in order to address in a timely manner issues related to the administration of state elementary and secondary achievement assessments for the 2014-2015 school year." 

In Liberty, 
Ted Stevenot
Ohio Rising, Inc. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Global Warming? Ask Bostonians This Week!

Hat tip goes to @AACONS on twitter for this tweet and picture:              
MIT science professor calls Global Warming a "cult"

Sunday, January 25, 2015

American Sniper (2014), a Review

I’m very selective as to the movies I watch and especially those that I pay to see in a movie theater. I saw American Sniper last evening upon the ‘recommendation’ of movie critic and obese movie maker Michael Moore. If that radical leftist didn’t like the movie, then it surely must be a good one. It was.

The Saturday prime time movie crowd filled the theater to 90%-plus capacity, as it has all over the nation. The movie is quite riveting and realistic, maybe too much so  in parts. Violence and sailor language permeates the movie. However, that is an accurate reflection of military life. The movie is definitely meant for adults.

The movie gives the viewer a peek at the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It follows the life of a famed Navy Seal sniper, Chris Kyle. The movie alternates between shots of him a home in the United States and him at work in Iraq. A couple particular moving events in the movie are when he is faced with having to shoot a young boy and his mother who are on a suicidal mission to destroy U.S. Marines with a grenade.   He reluctantly had to decide whether to shoot them or not. In another similar incident he held his fire until a young boy dropped a rocket propelled grenade laucher (RPG) that he picked up after Kyle killed the Islamist terrorist who was about to shoot at a Marine convoy.

Another series of scenes that stuck out to me was the battle within a battle between the ace Islamic terrorist sniper and the American sniper, Kyle. Over the course of much of the movie the battle plays out with the Islamist sniper getting the best of Kyle for the most part.

In his four tours of duty Kyle had some serious ups and downs at home relating with his wife and children. A lot of trouble came from his inability to leave Iraq mentally and emotionally. He was driven by some degree of revenge for what the Islamic terrorists did to some of his fellow combatants.

Kyle’s life was forever impacted at the end of the movie by a troubled veteran, who Kyle was trying to help.

Clint Eastwood directed and produced the movie. He is one of my favorite actors and he does a great job with this movie. The acting of Bradley Cooper as Kyle was also commendable. The movie is a five-star movie. I would recommend it for every adult citizen.

It is more educational than it is pure entertainment. It is educational as far as portraying with historical accuracy and graphic representation what America and the entire Western world facea in dealing with the corrupt nature of Islam and its most ardent and observant followers.  It delves into the life of a patriot American, who is willing to sacrifice his life and all that is important to him to preserve the freedom for which America is known and admired.