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Guest post by Matthew Burke via Politistick
Presidential candidate Ted Cruz appeared on conservative talk show great Mark Levin‘s popular broadcast on Thursday delivering a fiery rebuke of the tyrannical decision to throw a woman in jail, Kim Davis, a Christian woman who refuses to surrender her First Amendment right to religious liberty.
After Levin, author of the new New York Times Bestseller Plunder and Deceit, called the arrest of Kim Davis an “absolute, unbelievable outrage,” Cruz agreed and even stepped it up a notch, labeling the arrest as “judicial lawlessness” moving into “judicial tyranny.”

“TODAY, WE’VE SEEN JUDICIAL LAWLESSNESS CROSS OVER INTO JUDICIAL TYRANNY. FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE GOVERNMENT HAS ARRESTED A CHRISTIAN WOMAN FOR LIVING ACCORDING TO HER FAITH. AND THIS IS WRONG — THIS IS NOT AMERICA.”

Cruz described to Levin the Supreme Court’s twisting of the definition or marriage, King v. Burwell — without any vote from the people or any votes of their representives — to meaning something other than a bond between one man and one woman, as “five unelected lawyers declaring themselves the rulers of 320 million Americans,” and “called the decision “fundamentally wrong.”
“I stand with Kim Davis unequivocally,” Cruz told Levin. “I stand with every American that the Obama administration is trying to force to choose between honoring his or her faith or complying with a lawless opinion.”
In a bit of a slam directed towards fellow presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, who this week told Hugh Hewitt that if Kim Davis won’t do her job that she should resign, and other presidential candidates, perhaps John Kasich, who accepted the ruling on homosexual marriage as the law of the land saying that “it’s time to move on,” Cruz said “about half” of the field were in surrender mode and are repeating Obama’s talking points on the issue.
“It’s amazing to me how quickly Republicans and even pseudo-conservatives fall in line isn’t it?” Mark Levin asked Cruz rhetorically. “They just fall into line, ‘the court has spoken — move along,” Levin mocked disappointingly.
“Well Mark, you’re exactly right,” Cruz responded. “About half of the Republican candidates for president in 2016, when this marriage decision — that illegitimate decision came down — immediately announced ‘the issue’s decided — accept it — it’s the law of the land — surrender and move on.’
“That’s word-for-word Barack Obama’s talking points,” Cruz continued. “It’s fundamentally wrong…there are a lot of politicians today, both Democrats and Republicans — quite a few 2016 candidates who are cutting publicly that ‘Davis must resign! You have an official that doesn’t follow the law, she must resign.’”
Cruz then lowered the boom on that stance, saying that if Kim Davis should resign or get fired for not following the so-called ‘law of the land,’ then why are their not calls for lawless San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to resign over making the town a sanctuary city — a clear violation of the law. Furthermore, Cruz asked why Obama hasn’t resigned over his multiple constitutional violations, disobeying the ultimate law of the land.

“LET ME SAY TO EVERY ONE OF THEM [PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES]: THEY ARE DEFENDING A HYPOCRITICAL STANDARD. WHERE IS THE CALL FOR THE MAYOR OF SAN FRANCISCO TO RESIGN FOR CREATING A SANCTUARY CITY RESULTING IN THE MURDER OF AMERICAN CITIZENS BY CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIENS WELCOMED BY HIS LAWLESSNESS?
WHERE IS THE CALL FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA TO RESIGN AFTER SIX-AND-A-HALF YEARS OF IGNORING AND DEFYING OUR IMMIGRATION LAWS, OUR WELFARE REFORM LAWS, AND EVEN HIS OWN OBAMACARE?
WHEN THE MAJOR OF SAN FRANCISCO RESIGNS — WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA RESIGNS — THEN WE CAN TALK ABOUT KIM DAVIS [RESIGNING].”

Mark Levin, a constitutional scholar and founder of Landmark Legal Foundation, said that there’s a difference, too often, between what the Constitution actually says and how the Supreme Court defines it.
“We have in this case five justices — four leftist Democrats and Justice [Anthony] Kennedy, who’s been on this [gay marriage] agenda now for well over a decade,” Levin contended. “We have them perverting the 14th Amendment — defying the history of the 14th Amendment — their opinion is absurd. And now anybody in an elected position, or a position of authority, who got there before this decision is now going to have to uphold this decision even if it defies their faith?” Levin asked.
Cruz asserted that the consequence of politicians in both parties blasting Kim Davis is that Christians will no longer be able to serve in public office, “Or if Christians do serve in public office, they must be willing to disregard their religious faith or be sent to jail.”
“It is difficult to think of a proposition more contrary to who we are as an American people,” Cruz asserted. “There is a reason that the very first liberty protected in the very first clause of the First Amendment is religious liberty,” he explained.
In June, Cruz, reacting to the Supreme Court’s decision to change the meaning of marriage, called the justice’s voting for the move “rogue Houdinis,’ saying that if they want to make new laws, that they should resign immediately from the judicial branch and run for Congress.
“We have gotten so far from the values this country was founded on. We now have the government locking up Christians and throwing them in jail,” Cruz contended.
Ted Cruz went on to tell Mark Levin that if they had predicted six months ago that the government would be throwing Christians in jail over not embracing and participating in gay marriage, they would have been ridiculed as conspiracy theorists.
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Editors Note: This article is reprinted by permission from The Politistick courtesy of Jennifer & Matthew Burke.
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Matthew Burke is a former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, who attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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Excerpts from an Associated Press article: “Dozens of billboards are sprouting nationwide, proclaiming the true message of Islam and Muhammad: “Peace and Justice” … “Love not Hate”. The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) has erected 100 billboards with statements such as: “Muhammad believed in peace, social justice, women’s rights” … “Muhammad always taught love, not hate; Peace not Violence.” These billboards have been placed in: Boston, New York, Phoenix, San Diego, El Paso, Austin, Memphis, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Milwaukee, North Bergen (NJ), Portland, Harrisburg (PA), Denver, and other cities.”

This is outrageous! The group behind this, ICNA, is a Muslim Brotherhood organization. Their ideology is one of violence—it originated as a violent ideology of jihad against non-Muslims and it continues to be violent ideology to this day.

These billboards are lies. These lies are propaganda meant for those Americans who are still unaware that Islam is not peaceful. This outrageous propaganda is meant for those who still believe Muslim rhetoric spread by CAIR and other Muslim Brotherhood groups. This is very dangerous propaganda because people still believe it!

It is stated throughout the Quran and in Muhammad’s teachings that:
Non-Muslims are to be fought until they are either killed or forced to acknowledge their inferior status by either converting to Islam or paying a tax. If they choose to pay the tax they are then forced to accept the second place standing of their own religion as well as a second place standing as citizens in their own native country.

Furthermore: There are no human rights in Islam. No human rights or equality can possibly exist in Islam because the Quran is laid out explicitly stating that people are NOT equal.

There is no other religion that devotes such a large part of its holy text condemning and dehumanizing those who do not follow its ideology.

61% of the Quran is about non-Muslims and continuously makes a distinction between non-Muslims and Muslims, most often with words of hatred and violence.

19% of the Quran is devoted to the violent conquest and subjugation of non-Muslims.

The Quran contains well over 100 verses that call Muslims to war (jihad) with non-Muslims for the sake of Islamic rule and stresses the implementation of Islamic Law on all people throughout the world. The Quran warns that Allah will send Muslims to Hell if they do not participate in jihad and the goal of implementing Islamic Law on all people.

All practicing Muslims must follow the ideology laid out for them in the Quran and the teachings of Muhammad. This means, without a doubt, that they must follow an un-peaceful and violent system of war against non-Muslims. Muslims are taught, via the Quran and the teachings of Muhammad, that they are superior to non-Muslims. Non-Muslims are considered “slave-status”. If they pay a tax, they are allowed to exist. But they can be killed or tortured by a Muslim at any time and it is not considered a crime according to Islamic ideology.

The Quran teaches hatred, violence, torture and inhumane treatment of non-Muslims. Various verses in the Quran state that non-Muslims must be beheaded, crucified, burned to death, have their arms and legs torn off, or have their right hand and left foot cut off. Muhammad’s life was a continuous series of conquests, torture, violence and booty-taking, including taking people as “booty” and using them as slaves. Mohammad is quoted as saying: “To wage jihad is one of the greatest things a Muslim can do.” Mohammad’s behavior is used as a role model to all Muslims. He is considered to be the “ideal” Moslem.

Mohammad did not teach “love”, nor did he teach “peace”. These billboards are meant to silence critics—but the critics are the ones who are telling the truth about Islam and the teachings of Islam.

Here is something urgent that you must understand. Islamic Doctrine regarding IMMIGRATION:

According to the teachings of Mohammad, the main principle for a Muslim community in a non-Muslim country is that it must be separate and distinct (in other words—do not assimilate). Mohammad outlined the rules for Muslims who immigrate. Muslims must form a separate body and keep their own laws and eventually make the host country comply with Islamic laws.

Mohammad’s teachings forbid Muslims to immigrate to a non-Muslim country if they are doing it to pursue the goal of their own personal gain. But if they immigrate with the ultimate goal of spreading Islam and making Islam victorious, then they are allowed personal gain. Mohammad said that Muslims who immigrate should never integrate with the native society. Muslim immigration is considered to be a transitional period of preparation for changing the native society from an open society to an Islamic society.

Some of these billboards say Islam teaches “Love not Hate”. Hatred is taught throughout the Quran and is one of the major themes. Even the 5 daily prayers contain words of hatred towards Christians and Jews. Some of the billboards say: “Peace and Justice”. According to the Quran and Islamic Ideology, there cannot be peace in the world until all people are Muslim. And to get to the point where all people are forced to convert to Islam there must be jihad—so again—there cannot be “peace” as long as there are any non-Muslims left in the world. And Justice? The Quran outlines that not only are people not equal, which is an injustice in itself, but it instructs Muslims to do the most inhumane and un-just acts imaginable. ISIS is following the Quran and the teachings of Muhammad to a tee. ISIS does exactly what is outlined in Islamic ideology.

These billboards are blatant lies in order to further the Muslim agenda. Liberals and others will stand behind Muslims when they cry “racism” or “prejudice” or whenever we try to stop them from removing crosses from our Christian universities or when we try to stop them from building a mega mosque in a residential neighborhood. These billboards are part of their strategy.

Editors Note: This article is reprinted with permission from 
Cheri Nocita Berens via Facebook.

Photo credit:  AP Photo/Stephan Savoia


Cheri Nocita Berens is an American author living in Egypt while researching, filming secular and religious celebrations and events. Cheri is writing a memoir about Revolution and the Effects of the Moslem Brotherhood Takeover. (Follow Cheri on Twitter: @cheri_berens).

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Jesus Mountain Montana, Video Still
Jesus Mountain Montana, Video Still

The atheist group, Freedom From Religion Foundation has been fighting for years to have this World War II war memorial removed from federal forest land, contending that it somehow means our government has established a religion. How anyone can argue that a statue in the middle of the forest establishes a religion… in a country that honor the free exercise of religion (like displaying statues!), is beyond me!

It’s a war memorial, erected by a group of WWII veterans who wanted to honor those who did not make it back home with them. This week they lost the appeal. Jesus wins. For now.

Anyone wanna take bets on the FFRF’s next move? I’m guessing a competing monument nearby for free-thinkers… or Satan. Thoughts?

H/T TheBlaze & TheBeckettFund

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Black Panther, video still
Black Panther, video still

Does anyone ever complain about the Black Panthers being armed… in public? They march. They have military-styled uniforms. And operate as a militant group with a clear intent to intimidate and alter behavior of those in opposition to their viewpoint… even police. But no one is screaming about gun control in the context of these folks, even after threatening cops.

100PercentFedUp covered a recent Black Panthers rally where the leader chanted:

[We’re] the wrong n***ers to mess with. You’re gonna stop doing what you’re doing, or we will start creeping up on you in the darkness.”

100PercentFedUp asks:

The hate speech is strong in this instance and only fuels the fire for people to shoot cops like Deputy Goforth. If this isn’t hate speech then what is?

Good question. You can watch the video here and read more about it on 100PercentFedUp

Video/Video still via Breitbart Texas

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Louis Farrakhan
Louis Farrakhan

Author Brandi Kay via FreedomOutpost

Dear Mr. Farrakhan,

There are many things going on in the world today that I do not understand. I am hoping you can clarify things for me.

You say you want justice, for whom? Michael Brown, a thug who was more interested in his next high than his life or the life of a police officer? A thug that had just robbed a store and assaulted another person? Michael Brown GOT WHAT HE DESERVED, and that is the sad TRUTH of the matter.

This #blacklivesmatters movement is a non-movement until they decide to accept responsibility for their actions, go into these gang ridden neighborhoods, and shut down the black on black violence.

93% of ALL violence against young, black males is PERPETRATED by young, black males. Instead of getting up in a black, CHRISTIAN church, quoting the Qur’an, and calling on ten thousand black men to be willing to die in the service of killing the white “slave masters”, maybe you need to send that “Million Man March” out into the inner cities where black men are slaughtering each other.

Maybe, you need to realize the only people ‘enslaving’ you is the welfare state being run by people like Obama. There are no slaves or slave owners even alive today. It is time to accept RESPONSIBILITY for your actions, not blaming the specter of some long-dead white man whose name you do not even know. You are calling for the jihad of white people…

Read the rest at FreedomOutpost 

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Louis Farrakhan
(Caption Information) Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, Leader, Nation of Islam is seen during his speech.Rosa Parks Funeral at Greater Grace Temple Church.Detroit, Mi, November 2, 2005, Detroit, MI. (The Detroit News/Clarence Tabb, Jr.)

At least someone is keeping one city safer… according to TheGatewayPundit:

La Plata, Maryland police issued a statement Wednesday night announcing a twenty-year old Black man was arrested for making a threat on Twitter earlier in the day to kill all the white people in the small southern Maryland town. The threatening tweet concluded with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.

The Tweet read: “IM NOT GONNA STAND FOR THIS NO. MORE. TONIGHT WE PURGE! KILL ALL THE WHITE PPL IN THE TOWN OF LA PLATA #BlackLivesMatter”

Now, if we could just get someone to arrest Louis Farrakhan. According to the FreedomOutpost, Farrakhan is quoted as saying:

“Retaliation is a prescription from God to calm the breasts of those whose children have been slain. So if the federal government will not intercede in our affairs, then we must rise up and kill those who kill us. Stalk them and kill them and let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling.”

How is this man not in jail for encouraging people to murder other people? He is an influential leader who is endangering our society. Yet, he continues to walk free and preach his message of hate encouraging violence. It just doesn’t make sense.

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Blame The Gun is how the Left looks at violence in America.

As if taking away your ability to protect yourself is going to somehow make you safer?

Cartoon by A.F.Branco ©2015 via LibertyAlliance.com

 

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Guest post by Jennifer Burke via Politistick

Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth, who was white, was executed while completing the mundane task of fueling his vehicle. Shannon J. Miles, who is black, is accused of approaching him from behind, raising his gun, and shooting him in the head. Miles has been positively identified by an eyewitness and was also captured leaving the scene by surveillance video.

The scene was described as gruesome with Goforth found in a pool of his own blood after being shot in the head and back 15 times. And some lowlife scum in Houston is mocking the death of this married father of two young children with sick anti-cop emojis being posted around the city.

KTRK Eyewitness News reported on the graffiti that has been found in different areas of Houston. It is a picture of a police officer emoji with a gun pointed to his head.

emoji-graffiti“I can’t believe that there are people out there so heartless and so ruthless to put something on there before this deputy is even buried. It does nothing to help to help morale in the police department and does nothing to help the Goforth family,” HPD Union President Ray Hunt said.

Deputy Goforth’s body will be laid to rest on Friday. The 47-year old, 10-year veteran of the police force was ambushed and assassinated while pumping gas into his patrol vehicle last Friday night. The cowardly animal who shot him approached him from behind and shot him in the head. After Goforth fell, the perpetrator stood over him and continued shooting emptying all 15 rounds into Deputy Goforth’s body.

While the suspect, Shannon J. Miles, is in custody and has been charged with capital murder, that has not lessened the concern for the safety of police officers. This graffiti being posted in various areas of town will undoubtedly heighten these concerns.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to raise money for the Goforth family. To date, over $200,000 has been raised.

Photo credit:  KTRK

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Jennifer Burke is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.

Editors Note: This article is reprinted by permission from The Politistick courtesy of Jennifer & Matthew Burke.

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Check out presidential candidate Tramp’s latest message for America. She knows what America needs: Candidate Tramp for President in 2016!

Trust her. It’ll be great! She’s great. Ask anyone.

**WARNING: Mild Potty Mouth Language**

Video via House of Sunny

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Multiple news agencies are reporting heavy police activity in Volo, IL a town just five miles to the south of Fox Lake where Lt. Joe Gliniewicz was killed on Tuesday morning.

This is the same area where authorities have been conducting a search for three armed and dangerous suspects. According to FOX6now.com “There are multiple unconfirmed reports of one or more people running in the fields and neighborhoods in that area.”

“Mark Suppelsa with WGN said on Twitter sources tell WGN 911 was called Wednesday night south of Fox Lake, regarding two suspicious men. The men reportedly ran into a field near Route 12 and IL 120.”

ABC7’s Stacey Baca reports “dozens and dozens of officers are searching the area.”

WGN Chicago Live Stream here.

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UPDATE: Stacey Baca reports “Lake County Sheriff’s spokesman says call came in about 2 suspicious men in field, which sparked manhunt.”

TheRealSide will continue to monitor and report on this developing situation.

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Several local schools are closed today and residents are on edge in the Chicago suburb of Fox Lake, IL, as authorities end the manhunt for three suspects wanted in the murder of fifty-two year old Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department.

Although the manhunt has been reduced, the intensity of the search has not. Investigators continue to follow leads, view surveillance footage, and perform “saturation patrols” that will lead them to the two armed and dangerous white males and one black male.

“A memorial for Lt. Gliniewicz continues to grow outside the Fox Lake police station. He was the first on-duty officer shot and killed in Lake County since 1980.

The Northeast Illinois Council of the Boy Scouts of America will hold a memorial for Lt. Gliniewicz at 6 p.m. Wednesday, at Lakefront Park on Nippersink Boulevard in Fox Lake. Another vigil is expected to be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Fox Lake police station.”

This is a developing story.

Source: abc7chicago.com

Photo credit: Lake County Sheriff Dept

 

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The courts, including SCOTUS, have been busy on their summer break. Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis kept appealing and asked the Supreme Court to allow her to not issue marriage licenses, but lost that battle in a one-sentence ruling from the high court. Promptly, yesterday a judge ordered a contempt-of-court hearing for her as she continued to refuse to issue marriage licenses of any kind (both for straights and gays). All six of her deputies along with herself must be in Ashland court to face fines to compel her to obey the order on September 3rd.

Read Kim Davis’s full statement here.

In other news, the Supreme Court allowed former Governor Robert McDonnell of Virginia to remain free on appeal until SCOTUS acts on his case early next year. The governor has been sentenced to two years in prison on political corruption charges.

According to SCOTUS.com “The former governor’s coming appeal to the Supreme Court will focus on at least two issues: whether prosecutors used an expanded version of a federal law that makes it a crime to perform “official acts” in return for something of value, and whether the trial judge failed to adequately question potential jurors about the possible influence they may have felt from heavy publicity surrounding his case.”

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Room for Trump, Donald Trump, 2016, GOP, Presidential Campaign
Room for Trump, Donald Trump, 2016, GOP, Presidential Campaign

GOP and Trump are at odds on a few issues, but who wants to talk about it?

Cartoon credit A.F. Branco at ComicallyIncorrect via LibertyAlliance

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President Barack Obama, Cuban cigar
President Barack Obama, Cuban cigar

As the deadline for the vote on this terrible nuclear deal with Iran is rapidly approaching, President Obama and his White House minions have had the audacity of questioning Jewish Democrats’ loyalty to America.

Many Jewish Democrat leaders like Senator Chuck Schumer have indicated they will be voting against the deal and have since been on the receiving end of a lot of anti-Semitic rhetoric from the White House.

Now, other Jewish Democrats such as Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) are being put in the position of having to choose between supporting Obama or standing with Israel.

Everyone is looking for us,” Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D – California), who is Jewish, told Arutz Sheva.  “Last week I met with a J Street lobby that tried to explain how good the agreement is at this point in time, and next week AIPAC officials will be here – I guess to push exactly the opposite position.”

“You have to make a decision regarding the transaction, and the situation is very tense. On the one hand Israel says the deal is not good, on the other hand the president says so.”

Rep. Lowenthal and 17 others will be forced to choose between loyalty to Israel and loyalty to President Obama and the Democrat Party.

Read the rest at TheConservativeUnderground

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Author Matt Barber:

Judicial activism occurs when judges write subjective policy preferences into the law rather than apply the law impartially according to its original meaning.”

– The Heritage Foundation

To vocal opponents of judicial activism, this comes as little surprise. The U.S. Supreme Court has suffered a major credibility blow in the wake of its politically motivated 5-4 Obergefell v. Hodges “gay marriage” opinion. In it, they presumed to do the impossible – both redefine the age-old institution of natural marriage and to give this fictional definition precedent over freedoms actually enumerated in the Bill of Rights. According to Rasmussen, only “36 percent of Likely U.S. Voters still think the high court is doing a good or excellent job.”

Incredibly, even the Chicago Tribune had this scathing assessment of the high court:

“We must confess we are shocked at the violence and servility of the Judicial Revolution caused by the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States. We scarcely know how to express our detestation of its inhuman dicta, or to fathom the wicked consequences which may flow from it. … This decision has sapped the constitution [sic] of its glorious and distinctive features, and seeks to pervert it into a barbarous and unchristian channel … Jefferson feared this Supreme Court, and foretold its usurpation of the legislative power of the Federal Government. His prophecy is now reality. The terrible evil he dreaded is upon us.”

As many of us warned, this opinion is already being used to crush Americans’ constitutionally guaranteed freedoms. This was not lost on the Tribune, which added, “To say or suppose, that a Free People can respect or will obey a decision so fraught with disastrous consequences to the People and their Liberties, is to dream of impossibilities. No power can take away their rights. They will permit no power to abridge them.”

The New York Tribune was equally dismissive: “The decision, we need hardly say, is entitled to just as much moral weight as would be the majority of those congregated in any Washington bar-room.”

OK, I’ll come clean. The above quotes are not in reference to Obergefell. But they might as well have been. These quotes addressed the Supreme Court’s equally illegitimate 1857 Dred Scott decision. Whereas, in Dred Scott, the justices defied natural law and presumed a “right” for whites to own blacks, the court’s 2015 Obergefell decision likewise defied natural law and presumed to deconstruct and redefine the institution of marriage.

Both decisions are illegitimate, and here’s why. For the U.S. Supreme Court to justifiably overturn some law duly passed by the United States Congress, its opinion must be deeply rooted in one or more of the following:

  1. A clear reading of the U.S. Constitution;
  2. Some prior court precedent;
  3. History and the Common Law;
  4. Our cultural customs or traditions;
  5. Some other law enacted by Congress.

As the high court’s four dissenting justices rightly observed in Obergefell, the “five attorneys” who invented this newfangled “right” to “gay marriage,” failed, abysmally, on each and every requirement.

The same was true of Dred Scott.

And so both opinions should be summarily ignored.

As President Andrew Jackson famously quipped of a Supreme Court opinion he thought usurped his executive authority, “[Chief Justice] John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!”

After the Dred Scott decision was released, Sen. William Pitt Fessenden, R-Maine, who later served as Abraham Lincoln’s secretary of treasury, said this: “[It is charged] that I am undermining the institutions of the country by attacking the Supreme Court of the United States! I attack not their decision, for they have made none; it is their opinion.”

Over the last few decades, the other two branches of government, the legislative and the executive, have, for some inexplicable reason, acquiesced to the notion of judicial supremacy – a dangerously dominant concept that erroneously regards the United States Supreme Court as the final arbiter of all things public policy. If this is so, then these nine unelected lawyers are ultimately unaccountable to anyone or anything, and the other two branches of government are but toothless figurehead bodies merely spinning their wheels while spending our dollars.

This flies in the face of the framers’ intent. It’s also the very unfortunate reality under which we live. It is fully within the constitutional authority of the other two branches of government to rein in these judges gone wild.

Article III, Section 2, of the U.S. Constitution gives Congress the authority to “check” judicial activism, up to and including when justices illegitimately legislate from the bench: “[T]he Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make.”

Our Republican-led Congress, from a regulatory standpoint, has the absolute constitutional authority to smack down this rogue Supreme Court. Unfortunately, to date, it has either been unwilling or unable to do so.

Still, it’s not Republicans alone who must halt this judicial imperialism. Freedom-loving Democrats, to the extent that such animal yet exists, must also join the fight. After the Dred Scott opinion, they did.

“[F]orthwith we are told that the Supreme Court of the United States has become the appointed expounder of Democratic principles. Since when?” asked Sen. George Pugh, D-Ohio. “Who constituted the judges of the Supreme Court the makers or expounders of Democratic principle? Certainly not Thomas Jefferson, who pronounced them the sappers and miners of the Constitution; certainly not Andrew Jackson, who told them he would interpret his own oath, as well as his own principles, according to his views of the Constitution. … When we get to going by courts, it seems to me we have departed from the whole spirit and principle of the Democratic Party.”

My, how the Democratic Party has changed.

In the vast majority of their writings the Founding Fathers were explicit that the judicial branch of government is effectively the weakest of the three. Regrettably, such is not the case with today’s modern misapplication. Americans currently live under what is, for all intents and purposes, a counter-constitutional judiciocracy led by nine unelected, unaccountable, black-robed autocrats.

No, five extremist lawyers don’t get to decide “the law of the land.” Only the legislature can do that. The high court merely issues opinions.

And then the other two branches decide what, if anything, to do with them.

The Declaration of Independence acknowledges that true rights are God-given and unalienable.

Religious free exercise is sacrosanct.

“Gay marriage” is pretend.

And the Supreme Court is not the Supreme Being.

(Note: Dred Scott quotes from Kutler, Stanley I., ed., “The Dred Scott Decision: Law or Politics” (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1967), 59.)

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Reprinted with permission from BarbWire via LibertyAlliance

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Hillary Clinton, Situation Room
Hillary Clinton, Situation Room

The MI6 spy who hacked into secret Clinton data, death ruled “an accident.” He was found naked, folded, dead inside a duffle bag in his bathtub in London. He must have slipped in the tub…

100PercentFedUp reports:

Speculation has been rife ever since his death in September 2010 about the circumstances surrounding his death. A Metropolitan Police investigation revealed predictably, though suspiciously, that Mr Williams’ death was “probably an accident”. This was despite an initial inquest concluding that his death was “unnatural and likely to have been criminally mediated.”

You can read the full report at 100PercentFedUp.

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Surprised baby, Dad
Surprised baby, Dad

Stem cell researcher weighs in on the Planned Parenthood debacle and expresses concern that organs are being harvested from live babies. Why would she suggest that? Dr. Theresa Deisher, head of Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute says:

“They prefer gestational age of greater than 20 weeks, which is five months alonG and they talk about in their papers how they have to have the baby within five minutes of death. That’s not possible to do unless the abortionist and nurses are working on “intact babies with beating hearts.”” [emphasis added]

So we have to ask the question… how are viable organs being received by researchers within 5 minutes of death? Anyone?

H/T OneNewsNow

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According to the Chicago Tribune, a huge manhunt is underway about an hour north of Chicago for three suspects wanted in the shooting death of a Fox Lake, Illinois police officer.

Early this morning, the unnamed officer was on patrol when he began a foot pursuit of three men–two white and on black–who were acting suspiciously. All contact was lost with the officer and later his body “was found in a marshy area, stripped of his gun and other gear.” He was dead at the scene.

Local schools are on lockdown, residents are advised to stay indoors, and service on Metra’s Milwaukee District North train line has been halted until further notice.

“Every law enforcement agency in the area, along with a regional SWAT team, [is] assisting, according to George Filenko, commander of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force.”

This is a developing story.

Source: Chicago Tribune

Photo credit:  Joe Shuman

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IRS sign
IRS sign

Houston, we have a problem. So… the Federal judge ruled that the IRS must release information disclosing which taxpayer records the White House received from IRS, because it is a violation of the law (section 6103) for the IRS to have released them. The problem…

“the IRS refused to say whether it broke the law in violating section 6103 because answering the question would violate section 6103.”

Hmmm… now what? They won’t provide the records that they already illegally provided to the White House because they don’t want to break the law… AGAIN?!?! Hiding under the law that you just broke is not an option. It’ll be interesting to see how this one pans out. Any bets?

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Mark Dice, Support Illiteracy, video still
Mark Dice, Support Illiteracy, video still

Man on the street, Mark Dice, asks people to sign the “I Support Illiteracy” petition to “spread illiteracy.” Yep, they’re signing it.