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-Boston Antifa: No Room For…Supporters of The U.S. Constitution

by Dr. D ~ August 21st, 2017

Boston Antifa Symbol

I had to ask what radicals on the left would come up with next. First the removal of Confederate statues, then Washington and Jefferson, and now supporters of the Constitution? The Boston Antifa oppose racism but a whole lot more on their website. From Townhall:

“There is no room for capitalists, conservatives, libertarians, "classical liberals" or supporters of the US constitution in our city. You MUST leave.”

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Response: Incredible since the Constitution actually gives them the right to protest and do what they do. In a previous post I mentioned that the Constitution itself might be one of the next targets of the progressive left, particularly the First and Second Amendments. But I really didn’t expect a leftist group to come out against it so clearly and so soon.

If you kick the ‘classical liberals’ out of Boston who will be left? And who is going to pay the taxes that support all of the social programs in Boston if business folks and capitalists are banished? Also, the ‘Supporters of the Constitution’ have to include the majority even in liberal Boston. Fortunately this group is on the fringe and represents only a small minority on the left even though they have received large media support and acclaim for their recent protests.

Nevertheless, look for a progressive drumbeat to revise the Constitution in the near future. Free Speech and Religious liberty are already under attack and I have seen several recent articles calling for a new ‘Constitutional Convention’ to revise the very foundation of our nation.                  *Top

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-CNN commentator: Remove Statues of Washington and Jefferson Also!

by Dr. D ~ August 18th, 2017

A CNN commentator has called for the removal of the statues and monuments to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson along with the Confederate memorials. From The Blaze:

Angela Rye, CNN political commentator and former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus, told CNN’s Kate Bolduan on Thursday that she believes statues and monuments of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson also need to be removed in addition to the Confederate monuments.  …

“George Washington was a slave owner, and we need to call slave owners out for what they are, whether we think they were protecting American freedom or not,” Rye said. “He wasn’t protecting my freedom. My ancestors weren’t deemed human beings to him.

“So to me, I don’t care if it’s a George Washington statue or a Thomas Jefferson statue or a Robert E. Lee statue. They all need to come down,” she said.

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The CNN story is not the only one along this line. Al Sharpton is also targeting Jefferson:

In an interview with Charlie Rose earlier this week, Rev. Al Sharpton called for the government to strip public funding of the Jefferson Memorial.  …

Al Sharpton: When you look at the fact that public monuments are supported by public funds, you are asking me to subsidize the insult of my family.

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Response: Christians cannot support racism in any way or form. But how should we react to the current PC moves to remove all statues and monuments to American historical figures who in some way supported or participated in slavery or in the Confederacy?

Twelve of our presidents owned slaves at one time or another. The last on the list will be a surprise to most:

George Washington

Thomas Jefferson

James Madison

James Monroe

Andrew Jackson

Martin Van Buren

William Henry Harrison

John Tyler

James K. Polk

Zackary Taylor

Andrew Johnson

Ulysses S. Grant

Shall All of these folks be expunged from our history along with all of their statues, monuments, and honors including state, city, school, and street names? Or shall we learn from the past and recognize that some of our heroes had major flaws.

I would rather see clarifying plaques explaining why these historical figures have been honored by Americans in the past along with commentary on the things we should not continue to honor in their lives. Why not let our citizens and particularly the children be exposed to both the pluses and the negative points of our history. Let’s learn by our history rather than destroy it or repeat it. 

My question for the day is this:

Shall we add liberal icon FDR to this list of infamy since he confiscated the property of Japanese Americans and had them put in consecration camps? And what about President Truman who gave the order to kill thousands of women and children dropping 2 nuclear bombs. Americans of that generation thought it was a good way to win and end a war but that runs counter to the present PC notion. Also what about all of our leaders who participated in the wholesale slaughter of native Americans and the destruction of their cultures? Some of them were presidents and some are still considered to be war heroes.

My point is this- where does it all end and what is next? Some are already suggesting that the founding documents including the Constitution itself can not be trusted and needs to be revised since so many slave owners participated in its production. I have also literally seen hundreds of articles in the last several years calling for limitations and even suspension of the First Amendment.

Already there are those calling for a new ‘Constitutional Convention’ in order to revise the current document without going through the laborious and difficult amendment process. Beware of those wanting to change the Constitution. What we would undoubtedly end up getting is something far worse than we presently have and one shorn of the First and Second Amendments and goodness knows what else.                 *Top

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-U.S. State Department: ISIS Guilty of Genocide

by Dr. D ~ August 17th, 2017

ISIS Flag 

ISIS = GENOCIDE

Last year the Obama administration finally came out with the truth, obvious to all, that ISIS was guilty of genocide against all who were not Muslims, particularly Christians. We considered it to be too little and too late at the time and chided Sec. Kerry for the very little effort that his administration had put in to actually protect Christians and others.

N0w it seems like more of the same from the Trump administration with very little help and change coming from the State Department. Finally the new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson came out with his own report declaring that ISIS guilty of genocide. The summary was very late and very short:

This year, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson skipped the lengthy executive summary and laid out a preface just 440 words, naming only a single concern in his written introduction: ISIS.

“ISIS has and continues to target members of multiple religions and ethnicities for rape, kidnapping, enslavement, and death,” the Trump administration appointee and former Exxon CEO wrote. “The protection of these groups—and others who are targets of violent extremism—remains a human rights priority for the Trump administration.”

The report was also a few months later than normal, released on August 15 rather than by May 1.

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Response: One thing we have noticed, a lot of the time the State Department bureaucrats are ignoring Trump’s policies and continue to do their own thing. State ‘lifers’ continue implementing their own agenda and policies which have emphasized and championed LGBT rights around the world with little or no attention given to religious freedom and persecution.

Christians in the Middle East are still having a harder time than Muslims getting visas and refugee status regardless of all of the President’s statements and executive orders. Meanwhile, genocide against Christians continues unabated with no real help in sight.

Ironically, North Korea was not even mentioned by Tillerson, despite all of the recent verbal confrontations with that regime. Meanwhile that country continues to be among the worst ever in the treatment, persecution, and killing of Christians.               *Top

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-Pope Francis: New Gender Theory ‘The Exact Opposite’ of God’s Creation and Plan

by Dr. D ~ August 10th, 2017

Pope Francis

Pope Francis is a hero to the left most of the time. But once in a while he comes out against their prevailing PC dictums and notions. Meanwhile, the mainstream media substantially ignores most of those occasions.

In case you missed it ( I did), a year ago the Pope actually told a group of Polish Catholic Bishops that the new gender theory now being taught to children in schools – “that everyone can choose their own sex”  is “the exact opposite” of God’s creation and plan for humanity. I tracked down the original story in the Catholic Herald:

Francis told the Polish bishops: “Today, children are taught this at school: that everyone can choose their own sex. And why do they teach this? Because the books come from those people and institutions who give money,” he said.

“God created man and woman; God created the world like this and we are doing the exact opposite.”

“…We are living at a time when humankind as the image of God is being annihilated,” the Pope said.

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Response: Amen Pope Francis. The Pope is not one of my favorite leaders but once in a while he stands up for the truth and shocks everyone including his usual liberal supporters. Sometimes they forget that he is actually a ‘Christian’ leader who follows the Bible every once in a while.

The idea that a child could ‘choose’ their own gender would have been laughed at just 10 years ago. But now that is a progressive dictum and those who choose to disagree have been singled out as “wicked” folks that need to be punished. At first government and public schools and institutions were targeted. But now several states like California are demanding that everyone needs to bow to the new transgender idol. Now even private schools and institutions are being sued if they do not comply and properly ‘accommodate.’

It use to be the liberal line that LGBT people needed to be accommodated and tolerated but the tables have been turned upside down. Now the LGBT activists themselves have become intolerant and have called for religious folks who do not bow to the new non-biological gender theories to be punished and discriminated against. Particularly conservative Christian folks who they would like to put into a non-public four-walls ‘freedom of worship’ closet. Now there is an increasing drumbeat from the left that ‘freedom of religion’ needs to be curtailed or limited when it comes to LGBT issues and rights. That already seems to be the case with the other First Amendment right of ‘free speech.’ So much for accommodation and toleration when it comes to conservative Christians.               *Top

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-Australia: Synagogue Denied Building Permit Because ‘It Might Draw Terror Attack’?

by Dr. D ~ August 8th, 2017

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                                                                                 (Sydney, Australia: Wikipedia)

A Jewish Synagogue didn’t receive a building permit in Sydney, Australia because authorities were fearful that it would become a target for Islamic terror. Here’s the story from Breitbart:

SYDNEY, Australia — Jewish leaders in Australia’s biggest city have reacted with dismay after a court rejected their application to build a new synagogue on the grounds that it could become a terrorist target.

The temple was destined for a piece of land just a short walk from Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach but nearby residents complained that its presence might draw a terror attack. Inspectors from Waverly Council, which was tasked with the initial approval process, agreed. They pointed to the synagogue’s own design, which included setback buildings and blast walls, as evidence that an attack could be anticipated.

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Response: Unbelievable, what a terrible precedent. This action will have the opposite effect than hoped for. The officials are actually rewarding Islamic terrorists and as a result will undoubtedly receive more events of terrorism in their country.

This display of weakness and discrimination against Jews will also encourage radical Muslims to attack other already built synagogues and Jewish schools and businesses.

Chalk this up as an example of the very worst way to respond to Islamic terrorism.                  *Top

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-University ‘Diversity’ Chair: Conservatives “You Are Not Welcome Here”

by Dr. D ~ August 2nd, 2017

DIVERSITY? NOT!

All over America universities and colleges are calling for ‘diversity’ but that doesn’t seem to include conservatives and Christians. Here is just one example:

The University of Central Florida’s (UCF) student government has recently appointed a new Diversity Chair, and its conservative students are less than thrilled. It’s not that Grayson Lanza is a vocal Democrat, it’s that he has zero tolerance for those with differing opinions.

According to Knight News – an independent, student-run paper – various students have accused Lanza of being hostile towards conservatives and saying that Trump-supporters have no place on UCF’s campus.

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Response: This is symptomatic of the current environment on college campuses all across the country. In this case Trump supporters were singled out but conservative speakers have been blocked from speaking in ‘free-speech’ areas on many campuses.

Also Christian clubs are being kicked off campus while atheist and Muslim groups are still allowed. Ironically many Christian groups have been suspended in the name of ‘diversity’ because all of their student leaders were actually Christians.                 *Top

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