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Unborn PERSONS?!

On April 3, 2016, Hillary Clinton made the absolutely extraordinary statement that “The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights.”

It’s not extraordinary that she thinks the unborn can be slaughtered with impunity.  That’s just the Democrat Party Line.

What’s extraordinary is that she referred to the unborn as PERSONS.

The entire abortion argument is predicated on the idea that fetuses are PROPERTY, NOT PERSONS.

Until Roe v. Wade, the civil rights movement consisted entirely of shifting segments of humans from the category of PROPERTY (women, slaves, criminals, employees) to the category of PERSONS (living, human beings with equal rights under the law).

Abortion is the sole, shameful example of our nation moving a segment of our population in the other direction.

Baby Lives Matter by Terrell

It should terrify us that a major political figure and presidential wannabe has stated publicly that the unborn are, in fact, PERSONS who she believes have no right to protection under our laws.

The nation’s founders believed that rights are granted equally by God to all His human children.

Progressives believe that rights are the property of the elite to give or withhold as they see fit.

This is the basis for their support for abortion and for their attacks on the religious freedoms of Bible-believing Christians and Jews.

It’s a very short step from “The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights” to “[Fill in the blank] doesn’t have constitutional rights.

Watch a video clip of the Clinton interview:
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/04/03/hillary-clinton-on-abortion-the-unborn-person-doesnt-have-constitutional-rights/

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Charlton Heston: Winning the Cultural War

I have to wonder if it would even occur to anyone at Harvard today to invite the president of the NRA to give a speech or, if they did, whether the Leftist Thugocrats would permit the speech to happen.

1999_02 16 Charlton Heston at Harvard Winning the Cultural War

Charlton Heston: Winning the Cultural War

Delivered Feb. 16, 1999, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School

Thank you very much, both for that warm response to the introduction and the introduction.

You know, very often people with public faces are introduced with the simple phrase, “Now, ladies and gentlemen, a man who needs no introduction.” Believe me, you could always use a good introduction. No, no, no, you laugh, you laugh, but it’s true. I have a story that proves it, true story — didn’t happen to me, happened to a friend of mine: Kirk Douglas. This was when Ben Hur was in release, more or less all over.

And Kirk said he was walking on a street near his home in Beverly Hills one evening after dinner when he was approached very politely by a stranger who said, “Excuse me, sir, I don’t like interfering in the private lives of public people but I cannot let pass this opportunity to tell you what a deeply moving and enormously creative performance you gave in Ben Hur.” And Kirk said, “Well thanks very much but that wasn’t me; that was another fellow.” And the man stood back amazed. He said, “Well if you aren’t Burt Lancaster, who the hell are you?”

So, I’m glad we’ve made it clear right at the outset that I’m not Burt Lancaster.

I remember when my son was five, explaining to his kindergarten class what his father did for a living. “My daddy,” he said, “pretends to be people.”

That’s not bad, actually. That’s about it. There have been quite a few of them. Prophets from the Old and the New Testaments, couple of Christian saints, generals of various nationalities and different centuries, several kings, three American presidents, a French cardinal and two geniuses, including Michelangelo. If you’d like me to work on this ceiling, I’ll be glad to my best. No, it’s just that there always seem to be a lot of different fellows up here and I’m never entirely certain which one of them gets to talk. Right now, I guess I’m the guy.

As I pondered our visit tonight it struck me: if my Creator gave me the gift to connect you with the hearts and minds of those great men I mentioned, then I want to use that same gift now to re-connect you with your own sense of liberty, your own freedom of thought, your own compass for what is right.

Dedicating the memorial at Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln said of America, “We are now engaged in a great Civil War, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure.”

Those words are true again. I believe that we are again engaged in a great civil war, a cultural war that’s about to hijack your birthright to think and say what lives in your heart. I’m sure you no longer trust the pulsing lifeblood of liberty inside you, the stuff that made this country rise from wilderness into the miracle that it is.

Let me back up a little. About a year or two ago, I became president of the National Rifle Association, which protects the right to keep and bear arms of American citizens. I ran for office. I was elected, and now I serve. I serve as a moving target for the media who’ve called me everything from “ridiculous” and “duped” to a “brain-injured, senile, crazy old man.” I know, I’m pretty old, but I sure Lord ain’t senile.

As I’ve stood in the crosshairs of those who target Second Amendment freedoms, I’ve realized that firearms are not the only issue. No, it’s much, much bigger than that. I’ve come to understand that a cultural war is raging across our land, in which, with Orwellian fervor, certain accepted thoughts and speech are mandated.

For example, I marched for civil rights with Dr. King in 1963 — and long before Hollywood found it acceptable, I may say. But when I told an audience last year that white pride is just as valid as black pride or red pride or anyone else’s pride, they called me a racist.

I’ve worked with brilliantly talented homosexuals all my life — throughout my whole career. But when I told an audience that gay rights should extend no further than your rights or my rights, I was called a homophobe.

I served in World War II against the Axis powers. But during a speech, when I drew an analogy between singling out the innocent Jews and singling out innocent gun owners, I was called an anti-Semite.

Everyone I know knows I would never raise a closed fist against my country. But when I asked an audience to oppose this cultural persecution I’m talking about, I was compared to Timothy McVeigh.

From Time magazine to friends and colleagues, they’re essentially saying, “Chuck, how dare you speak your mind like that. You are using language not authorized for public consumption.”

But I am not afraid. If Americans believed in political correctness, we’d still be King George’s boys — subjects bound to the British crown.

In his book The End of Sanity, Martin Gross writes that

…blatantly irrational behavior is rapidly being established as the norm in almost every area of human endeavor. There seem to be new customs, new rules, new anti-intellectual theories regularly twisted on us — foisted on us from every direction. Underneath, the nation is roiling. Americans know something without a name is undermining the country, turning the mind mushy when it comes to separating truth from falsehood and right from wrong. And they don’t like it.

Let me read you a few examples.

  • At Antioch College in Ohio, young men speaking and seeking intimacy with a coed must get verbal permission at each step of the process, from kissing to petting to final, at last, copulation — all clearly spelled out in a printed college directive.
  • In New Jersey, despite the death of several patients nationwide who’d been infected by dentists who had concealed their own AIDS, the state commissioner announced that health providers who are HIV-positive need not — need not! — tell their patients that they are infected.
  • At William and Mary, students tried to change the name of the school team “The Tribe” because it was supposedly insulting to local Indians, only to learn that authentic Virginia chiefs really like the name, “The Tribe.”
  • In San Francisco, city fathers passed an ordinance protecting the rights of transvestites to cross-dress on the job, and for transsexuals to have separate toilet facilities while undergoing sex change surgery.
  • In New York City, kids who didn’t speak a word of Spanish had been placed in bilingual classes to learn their three R’s in Spanish solely because their own names sound Hispanic.
  • At the University of Pennsylvania, in a state where thousands died at Gettysburg opposing slavery, the president of that college officially set up segregated dormitory space for black students.

Yeah, I know, that’s out of bounds now. Dr. King said “Negroes.” Jimmy Baldwin and most of us on the March said “black.” But it’s a no-no now.

For me, hyphenated identities are awkward, particularly “Native-American.” I’m a Native American, for God’s sake. I also happen to be a blood-initiated brother of the Miniconjou Sioux. On my wife’s side, my grandson’s a twelfth generation native-American, with a capital letter on “American.”

Finally, just last month, David Howard, head of the Washington D.C. Office of Public Advocate, used the word “niggardly” while talking about budgetary matters with some colleagues. Of course, “niggardly” means stingy or scanty. But within days, Howard was forced to publicly apologize and then resign.

As columnist Tony Snow wrote:

David Howard got fired because some people in public employ were morons who (a) didn’t know the meaning of ‘niggardly,’ (b) don’t know how to use a dictionary to discover the meaning, and (c) actually demanded that he apologize for their ignorance.

Now, what does all of this mean? Among other things, it means that telling us what to think has evolved into telling us what to say, so telling us what to do can’t be far behind. Before you claim to be a champion of free thought, tell me: Why did political correctness originate on America’s campuses? And why do you continue to — to tolerate it? Why do you, who’re supposed to debate ideas, surrender to their suppression?

Let’s be honest. Who here in this room thinks your professors can say what they really believe? (Uh-huh. There’s a few….) Well, that scares me to death, and it should scare you too, that the superstition of political correctness rules the halls of reason.

You are the best and the brightest. You, here in this fertile cradle of American academia, here in the castle of learning on the Charles River. You are the cream. But I submit that you and your counterparts across the land are the most socially conformed and politically silenced generation since Concord Bridge. And as long as you validate that and abide it, you are, by your grandfathers’ standards, cowards.

Here’s another example. Right now at more than one major university, Second Amendment scholars and researchers are being told to shut up about their findings or they’ll lose their jobs. But why? Because their research findings would undermine big-city mayors’ pending lawsuits that seek to extort hundreds of millions of dollars from firearm manufacturers.

Now, I don’t care what you think about guns. But if you are not shocked at that, I am shocked at you. Who will guard the raw material of unfettered ideas, if not you? Democracy is dialogue. Who will defend the core values of academia, if you, the supposed soldiers of free thought and expression lay down your arms and plead, “Don’t shoot me.”

If you talk about race, it does not make you a racist. If you see distinctions between the genders, it does not make you sexist. If you think critically about a denomination, it does not make you anti-religion. If you accept but don’t celebrate homosexuality, it does not make you a homophobe.

Don’t let America’s universities continue to serve as incubators for this rampant epidemic of new McCarthyism. That’s what it is: New McCarthyism. But, what can you do? How can anyone prevail against such pervasive social subjugation?

Well, the answer’s been here all along. I learned it 36 years ago, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., standing with Dr. Martin Luther King and two hundred thousand people.

You simply disobey. Peaceably, yes. Respectfully, of course. Nonviolently, absolutely. But when told how to think or what to say or how to behave, we don’t. We disobey the social protocol that stifles and stigmatizes personal freedom.

I learned the awesome power of disobedience from Dr. King who learned it from Gandhi, and Thoreau, and Jesus, and every other great man who led those in the right against those with the might.

Disobedience is in our DNA. We feel innate kinship with that disobedient spirit that tossed tea into Boston Harbor, that sent Thoreau to jail, that refused to sit in the back of the bus, that protested a war in Viet Nam.

In that same spirit, I’ m asking you to disavow cultural correctness with massive disobedience of rogue authority, social directives, and onerous laws that weaken personal freedom.

But be careful. It hurts. Disobedience demands that you put yourself at risk. Dr. King stood on lots of balconies. You must be willing to be humiliated, to endure the modern-day equivalent of the police dogs at Montgomery and the water Cannons at Selma. You must be willing to experience discomfort. Now, I’m not complaining, but my own decades of social activism have left their mark on me. Let me tell you a story.

A few years ago, I heard about a — a rapper named Ice-T who was selling a CD called “Cop Killer,” celebrating the ambushing and of murdering police officers. It was being marketed by none other than Time/Warner, the biggest entertainment conglomerate in the country — in the world. Police across the country were outraged. And rightfully so. At least one of them had been murdered. But Time/Warner was stonewalling because the CD was a cash cow for them, and the media were tiptoeing around because the rapper was black. I heard Time/Warner had a stockholders meeting scheduled in Beverly Hills, and I owned some shares of Time/Warner at the time, so I decided to attend the meeting.

What I did was against the advice of my family and my colleagues. I asked for the floor. To a hushed room of a thousand average American stockholders, I simply read the full lyrics of “Cop Killer” — every vicious, vulgar, instructional word:

I got my 12-Gauge sawed-off. I got my headlights turned off. I’m about to bust some shots off. I’m about to dust some cops off.

It got worse, a lot worse. Now, I won’t read the rest of it to you. But trust me, the room was a sea of shocked, frozen, blanched faces. Time/Warner executives squirmed in their chairs and stared at their shoes. They hated me for that. Then I delivered another volley of sick lyrics brimming with racist filth, where Ice-T fantasizes about sodomizing the two 12-year-old nieces of Al and Tipper Gore:

She pushed her butt against my —

No. No, I won’t do to you here what I did to them. Let’s just say I left the room in stunned silence. When I read the lyrics to the waiting press corps outside, one of them said, “We can’t print that, you know.”

“I know,” I said, “but Time/Warner is still selling it.”

Two months later, Time/Warner terminated Ice-T’s contract. I’ll never be offered another film by Warner Brothers, or get a good review from Time magazine. But disobedience means you have to be willing to act, not just talk.

Protesters vs Thugs

When a mugger sues his elderly victim for defending herself, jam the switchboard of the district attorney’s office. When your university is pressured — your university — is pressured to lower standards until 80% of the students graduate with honors, choke the halls of the Board of Regents. When an 8-year-old boy pecks a girl’s cheek on the playground and then gets hauled into court for sexual harassment, march on that school and block its doorways. When someone you elected is seduced by political power and betrays you — petition them, oust them, banish them. When Time magazine’s cover portrays millennium nuts as deranged, crazy Christians holding a cross as it did last month, boycott their magazine and the products it advertises.

So that this nation may long endure, I urge you to follow in the hallowed footsteps of the great disobediences of history that freed exiles, founded religions, defeated tyrants, and yes, in the hands of an aroused rabble in arms and a few great men, by God’s grace, built this country.

If Dr. King were here, I think he would agree.

I thank you.

Source:
Transcription above retrieved on April 30, 2015 @ http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/charltonhestonculturalwar.htm.  The audio is also available at this web page.

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MSM: Controlled and Dumbed Down

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The Selma Anniversary Spin: Republicans aren’t going to Selma cuz they are RAAAACISTS!

2015_03 08 NYT spinning the approved Leftist lie

It’s no good claiming the photo was cropped that way because of space limitations; the NYT on-line version used the same cropping.

2015_03 08 NYT spinning - Sunday above fold

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2015_03 06 MSNBC Goldwater

1964 Civil Rights Vote totals

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Civil Rights and Closet Doors

It isn’t enough any more to just let LGBTs feel safe about coming out of the closet. Now we have to shove anyone who doesn’t actively embrace their lifestyles into the closet.

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There is a link at this site that allows you to write an email to the CEO of Chase.
http://action.afa.net/Detail.aspx?id=2147547356

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Touré doesn’t understand

MLK III says here that African-Americans should engage with the Tea Party.  Touré doesn’t understand why.

“Touré doesn’t understand” is pretty much true for every issue that matters to our nation.

For example, he says in this clip that “LBJ stepped forward with civil rights bills.”  Sorry, pal, but LBJ was a flaming racist who was forced into signing bills the Republican majorities passed.

Still, this short clip is worth watching just to see the priceless look on Touré’s face at the end.

 

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NAACP sues Conservatives of Color

The NAACP opposes racial profiling … with one notable exception. They can’t abide Conservatives of Color. Last week, they sued a Black Pro-Life leader for using “NAACP: National Association for the Abortion of Colored People” in his campaign to stop the genocide of America’s Black population. The trial lasted three days; the judge has announced he will not be issuing a ruling until late next January.

National Assoc for Abortion of Colored People

The NAACP claims they support “choice”, not abortion. But they’ve been in bed with Planned Parenthood for years. Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, wrote:

“We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

Today, the most dangerous place in the world for a person of color is in the womb.

Countdown to Extinction [1:31]

Planned Parenthood claims that only 3% of their services are abortions. But this is one of those Big Lie Statistics. What they did was count every time a woman got birth control from them as a unique instance of “service.” IOW, if an individual woman came in for the prescription, then came back 12 times to pick up her monthly pills, PP counted her as 13 “services” in a year. But if a woman came in and got an abortion, she counted as one.

The fact of the matter is that 51% of Planned Parenthood’s yearly clinic income comes from abortion. That’s HALF, not 3%. Their own 2010 business report says:

  • 329,445 pregnant women had abortions at Planned Parenthood;
  •    31,098 pregnant women got prenatal care at Planned Parenthood;
  •          841 pregnant women were referred to adoption agencies by Planned Parenthood.

Forty percent of all reported abortions in the United States were done at a Planned Parenthood clinic, making it by far the largest abortion provider in America. Now look at how dis-proportionate is the color of those “no choice for life” babies (2010):

  • 72% of the U.S. population was White.
    • 36.8% of aborted babies were White.
  • 15% of the U.S. population was Hispanic.
    • 21.0% of aborted babies were Hispanic.
  • 13% of the U.S. population was Black.
    • 35.7% of aborted babies were Black.

Margaret Sanger must be so proud!

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Perverting the legacy of MLK

Despite federal employees having been given a “liberal leave” day to attend the ceremonies, only 20,000 total attendees were at the 50th anniversary celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. 100,000 were expected. I’m thinking this says more about today’s black leadership than about King’s legacy.

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2013_08 Tim Scott not welcome at MLK march

It is sadly and painfully apparent that Dr. King’s successors have outright ignored his inspiring words:

“And that is something that I must say to my people who stand on the worn threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” Rev. MLK Jr.

Even if you don’t like Rush, this is really worth the time. He makes some very good, very valid points.

Limbaugh: Left Turning MLK Into A Commodity [8:36]

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.” Martin Luther King Jr.

H/t Pistol Pete

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The Democrat war on US

It goes back a long way.

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Holder swears

It's not cuz he's black

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Desegregation and conservative values

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LBJ: The Quintessential Democrat

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President Lyndon Johnson using the “N” word

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