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Christianity- The New Black

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Via(The Idiot’s Guide to Conservatism)

Christianity- The New Black

Recently, we have witnessed great victories by members of some traditionally discriminated groups. In our latest Presidential election, we had one side, a black candidate for President, and on the other side, a woman candidate for Vice-President. What a victory for both groups, but there still is one group suffering discrimination in this country, everyday, and you need not go any further then your neighborhood public school or your local big box home improvement warehouse to witness it. That group is Christians.

It was Christmas, 2007, when the group that I had founded, Americans for Putting America 1st, had embarked on a project that was designed to bring a little bit of joy to our wounded veterans, infirmed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. From September of that year, until the 2nd week of December, I had headed a nationwide gift drive, in which myself, and a small group of other patriots would personally deliver the gifts to the hospital, one room at a time. I had enlisted the help of one of the office administrators at my children’s elementary school, who was excited to collect gifts from the staff at the school, as well as at her church. We had decided that it would be awesome if the school children could participate, as well, and the Assistant Principal had given the go ahead for the children to create cards in Art class, on one condition; that there be no mention of Christmas in the artwork. Leave it to public education to take Christ out of Christmas.

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Jason R. Bootie

Moving Back To Uncle Sam’s Plantation!!

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Moving back to Uncle Sam’s plantation

By Star Parker

Six years ago, I wrote a book called “Uncle Sam’s Plantation.” I wrote the book to tell my own story of what I saw living inside the welfare state and my own transformation out of it.

I said in that book that indeed there are two Americas. A poor America on socialism and a wealthy America on capitalism.

I talked about government programs like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS), Emergency Assistance to Needy Families with Children (EANF), Section 8 Housing and Food Stamps.

A vast sea of perhaps well-intentioned government programs, all initially set into motion in the 1960s, that were going to lift the nation’s poor out of poverty.

A benevolent Uncle Sam welcomed mostly poor black Americans onto the government plantation. Those who accepted the invitation switched mindsets from “How do I take care of myself?” to “What do I have to do to stay on the plantation?”

Instead of solving economic problems, government welfare socialism created monstrous moral and spiritual problems – the kind of problems that are inevitable when individuals turn responsibility for their lives over to others.

The legacy of American socialism is our blighted inner cities, dysfunctional inner city schools and broken black families.

Through God’s grace, I found my way out. It was then that I understood what freedom meant and how great this country is.

I had the privilege of working on welfare reform in 1996, passed by a Republican Congress and signed into law by a Democrat president. A few years after enactment, welfare roles were down 50 percent.

I thought we were on the road to moving socialism out of our poor black communities and replacing it with wealth-producing American capitalism.

But, incredibly, we are going in the opposite direction.

Instead of poor America on socialism becoming more like rich American on capitalism, rich America on capitalism is becoming like poor America on socialism.

Uncle Sam has welcomed our banks onto the plantation and they have said, “Thank you, Suh.”

Now, instead of thinking about what creative things need to be done to serve customers, they are thinking about what they have to tell Massah in order to get their cash.

There is some kind of irony that this is all happening under our first black president on the 200th anniversary of the birthday of Abraham Lincoln.

Worse, socialism seems to be the element of our new young president. And maybe even more troubling, our corporate executives seem happy to move onto the plantation.

In an op-ed on the opinion page of the Washington Post, Mr. Obama is clear that the goal of his trillion dollar spending plan is much more than short-term economic stimulus.

“This plan is more than a prescription for short-term spending – it’s a strategy for America’s long-term growth and opportunity in areas such as renewable energy, health care and education.”

Perhaps more incredibly, Mr. Obama seems to think that government taking over an economy is a new idea. Or that massive growth in government can take place “with unprecedented transparency and accountability.”

Yes, sir, we heard it from Jimmy Carter when he created the Department of Energy, the Synfuels Corporation and the Department of Education.

Or how about the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 – The War on Poverty – which, President Johnson said, “… does not merely expand old programs or improve what is already being done. It charts a new course. It strikes at the causes, not just the consequences of poverty.”

Trillions of dollars later, black poverty is the same. But black families are not, with triple the incidence of single-parent homes and out of wedlock births.

It’s not complicated. Americans can accept Barack Obama’s invitation to move onto the plantation. Or they can choose personal responsibility and freedom.

Does anyone really need to think about what the choice should be?

God Bless,
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Jason R. Bootie

Are you a Domestic Terrorist?

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The Modern Militia Movement-Missouri MIAC Strategic Report

The Feb. 20 report called “The Modern Militia Movement” mentions such red flags as political bumper stickers for third-party candidates, such as U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, who ran for president last year; talk of conspiracy theories, such as the plan for a superhighway linking Canada to Mexico; and possession of subversive literature.

Report here as a document (pdf).

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Jason R. Bootie

Liberal Defends Rush Limbaugh on Huff Post!

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An Honest Leftist

“You’re damn right I wanted the Iraq war to fail.”

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An Honest Leftist
Back when George W. Bush was president, this column would occasionally observe that many on the Democratic left were hoping that America would lose the Iraq war. This seemed to us an obvious observation, but it never failed to scandalize our loyal left-wing readership. But a Lee Stranahan, writing on the Puffington Host, admits it: “You’re damn right I wanted the Iraq war to fail.”

Well, two cheers to Stranahan for his honesty. (We’ll explain below why we’re withholding the third cheer.) What makes this acknowledgment even better is that Stranahan offers it in the course of defending the good faith of a man who, now that Bush is an ex-president, is the left’s favorite demon figure, Rush Limbaugh.

Responding to Limbaugh’s speech last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Stranahan writes:

Limbaugh wants Barack Obama’s economic policies to fail. He said it, he said it again, and he said it again at CPAC. Limbaugh was quickly accused of treason, more or less, and now he says he doesn’t understand what all the outrage is about. All he said was that he hopes the economic recovery plan fails. . . .

I wanted the Bush policy on Iraq to fail because the war and the ideas it was based were in complete opposition to my basic principles about how The United States should use its wealth and power. . . . Not because I hate our country or hate the troops but for the exact opposite reason–because I love my country and I value the lives of the people sworn to protect it. If you opposed the war, I bet you feel the same way. . . .

I believe that Limbaugh wants the president to fail because he loves the country, too. . . .

I assume Rush Limbaugh feels the same way, more or less, about the president’s economic plan. I bet he simply can’t bear the idea of a world where massive government spending is effective and therefore popular because “it works.”

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I will say that Mr. Stranahan is honest and for that we say thank you for doing what the rest of the Left and the MSM is not willing to do.  And that is, put Rush’s quote into context.

God Bless,
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Jason R. Bootie

Death by Political Correctness!

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Here is a great piece written over at Freeze the Facism about the dangers of Political Correctness.

Political correctness will be the rope with which we hang ourselves, and it will not be the merciful sort of hanging where we drop from a significant height, quickly breaking our neck. No, it will be more akin to sticking our head through the noose, looping it over a tree branch then walking at a leisurely pace down a gently sloping hill until we are slowly choked to death. It is already getting hard to breathe.

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Jason R. Bootie

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February 13, 2009 at 1:18 AM

Justice for the Walsh Family!!

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Police: 1981 Murder of Son of America’s Most Wanted Anchor John Walsh Is Solved

Adam Walsh son of "America's Most Wanted", Anchor John Walsh!

Adam Walsh son of "America's Most Wanted", Anchor John Walsh!

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. —  The investigation into the 1981 murder of Adam Walsh, the 6-year-old son of “America’s Most Wanted” anchor John Walsh, is finally closed.

Hollywood, Fla., Police Chief Chad Wagner announced Tuesday that the department had concluded that Ottis Toole, a serial killer who died in jail in 1996, was the man who kidnapped and decapitated the young boy.

Click here to see photos related to the case.

The announcement brought to a close a case that had angered the Walsh family for more than two decades, inspired the television show about the nation’s most notorious criminals and triggered changes in how authorities search for missing children.

“Who could take a 6-year-old and murder and decapitate him? Who?” an emotional John Walsh said at Tuesday’s news conference. “We needed to know. We needed to know. And today we know.”

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Jason R. Bootie

Why Not Send Newborns to PreSchool?

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This is getting to be even more absurd.  Some folks may disagree and that is okay, but they are trying harder and harder to begin the indoctrination of our children at much younger ages.  I for one will fight to keep that from happening to my daughter.

The one excuse I hear that I can understand to a point is that children must go to school to be able to interact with other children.  While I agree that it helps with interaction between little ones, but there are many other places to go.

Teacher’s Union Chief Pushes Preschool for Three-Year-Olds

(CNSNews.com) – Children as young as three years old should be in public pre-school programs, according to Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the nation’s largest teacher’s union.

The AFT “would love to see” children “from age three on” attending these programs, Weingarten told CNSNews.com last week during a teleconference about preschool curricula. “The research is completely conclusive of the issue that our brains develop faster between birth and five years old than they do pretty much at any other time.”

When asked if she thought that children that age would be better off at school than at home, Weingarten said: “Look, I think that when kids have great home situations, that is the best thing that can happen to them.”

But some children, she said, don’t have good home situations.

“That’s what we’re saying here,” she said. “It’s not pitting anything against anything, it’s about saying, ‘Let’s see when we can get kids to come to school’ and to use that opportunity.”

Former Assistant Education Secretary Susan Neuman said she thinks most parents will have no choice but to see their young children educated away from home.

“The reality is that most of our children need child care, regardless,” she said. “Many parents are lucky enough to be home for the day. But more often than not they will need child care.”

Neuman added: “What we’re talking about is how to create a quality environment for those children. It’s not enough just to have access. We need quality.”

However, Colleen Holmes, executive director of the conservative Eagle Forum, disagrees with Weingarten’s age-specific referral of children for public education.

“I just think it’s a concern that education professionals seem to be targeting a specific age, especially the very young age of three, at which they would like to see children in state-sponsored daycare,” Holmes told CNSNews.com.

Holmes added that some parents do have a need for others to educate their young children. However, she said, it is important for young children to be, if not with their parents, attending “parent-chosen caregiving settings,” such as churches or smaller daycares, where parents have an influence on their children’s values.

“It’s also very insulting to parents,” Holmes said of the arguments for earlier public education of children. “I don’t know any parent who isn’t concerned about what their children are learning.”

“The child and society is best served when the parents are empowered rather than it being mandated that the child goes into state-sponsored schools,” she concluded.

Comments by Weingarten and Neuman, among others, came in a Dec. 11 teleconference in which a panel of experts discussed a new report from the AFT’s Albert Shanker Institute, “Preschool Curriculum: What’s In It for Children and Teachers?”

While emphasizing the importance of educating children at an early age, Weingarten also said “content counts” in such education.

The report suggests that if education in language, literacy, math, and science is begun early and at the right age, it can have “large, long-lasting effects on preschool children’s social and cognitive skills.” The panel noted that such positive effects prepare the children for success in elementary school and, ultimately, in high school.

However, the panel also suggested an economic benefit from proper education of young children.

“There are many studies that have been done that show if you invest a dollar in early childhood programs now, you save from seven to 10 dollars later in things like high school dropout rates, crime, teenage pregnancy, divorce, joblessness,” Weingarten said.

“Ultimately, if we actually mean what we say about our kids really matter,” she said, “then this is the place where we have to invest funds even in a recession.”

God Bless,
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Jason R. Bootie

Obama, Now That You Work for Me! — Chuck Norris

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Here is a GREAT letter written by Chuck Norris, who has become somewhat of a political commentator and advisor after coming out in support of Mike Huckabee for president this past election.

Obama, Now That You Work for Me (A Letter to the President-Elect)

Chuck Norris
Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Dear President-elect Obama:

First, congratulations on your victory. The historical magnitude of your presidential win is nothing short of stupendous and a colossal fulfillment of the American dream (an achievement embedded long ago in the equality clauses of the Declaration of Independence).

It’s likely no big surprise that I don’t see eye to eye with you politically. Actually, I stand in stark opposition to most of your politics. Still, I realize that we must learn to work together if we are to see our country get back on track. After Election Day, I asked myself, “How can I work for our new president to help better America?” Then a thought occurred to me. The first question that should be answered is: How will you work for me? After all, “We the People” of the United States employ you, correct?

So here are a few ways you might begin to gain the respect of those who oppose you and to show that your campaign pledges to bridge the divides were not empty promises to get you into office. And these requests I make are based upon the inaugural oath you will make Jan. 20, “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” No doubt these won’t be my only requests through the years, but they serve as a good beginning:

–Use and cite the Constitution. If that constitutional oath (“preserve, protect and defend”) is the central duty of your job description, then I assume we will be hearing often from you about exactly how you are doing just that. There is no replacement for strict adherence, application and defense of the Constitution. And it’s high time that presidents quit reciting the presidential oath tritely and then abandoning its tenets when they enter the Oval Office. You should be quoting from the Constitution publicly as often as a preacher quotes the Bible to his congregation — at least weekly. If you take this oath and challenge seriously, you will limit the powers of federal government, reduce taxes (for everyone), encourage the freedom of religion and expression (even in the public square), and stand up for such things as our right to bear arms. The American public and the government have lost their grip on the content and role of the Constitution, but if you daily choose, you can help to re-educate and model its usage for them.

–Protect American life. Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1809, “The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.” Those are powerful and enlightening words. Of course, such a role was created and secured in the very fabric of our nation — in the Declaration of Independence. The commitment to protect life should serve as the basis for all you do, even as a foundation for your national defense strategy. I’m sure the first of your secret briefings this past week on our global security threats have opened your eyes to the extensive onslaught of our enemies. Don’t allow your pride, partisanship, personal bias or political abilities to jeopardize the safety of Americans lives. As commander in chief, you are called to preserve American life. Quite frankly, that is why I’m surprised that a man such as you, who professes to fight for minorities, would not recognize the clear value of a human life in a womb. Federal law should not decree the sacrifice of one human life for the preference of another. Both lives should be protected. Otherwise, what do Jefferson’s 1809 words mean? As president, you are called to protect (not destroy) human life; it is the “first and only legitimate object of good government.”

–Lead more from the center. It’s been pointed out by countless pundits, and your track record is clear: You have one of the most liberal records in the Senate. You’ve had the liberty of voting and fighting for an agenda “from the left” as you’ve tried to persuade state and federal lawmakers to do the same. But if you continue to lead our country down a more liberal road, you will follow the peril of Bill Clinton, who stepped into office and initially tried to lift the ban on gays in the military and extend abortion rights, only to prompt the creation of a more balanced and strong Republican Congress in the 1990s. Don’t underestimate the resurrecting power of the conservative voice. You observed in last week’s election how three states across this union voted to protect marriage in their constitutions (the 28th, 29th and 30th states to do so — California, Arizona and Florida).

We will be watching who you choose to be in your Cabinet. We will discern how you lead Pelosi and Reid. We will be observing those you select as candidates for Supreme Court justices. The election is over. No more promises. No more words. You might work well in a team, but this time, you don’t have congressional members to hide behind. You’re on your own — leading the pack — and the whole country is watching. I, especially, am watching. So make sure you lead more from the center.

One of your 300 million bosses,

Chuck Norris

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Jason R. Bootie

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November 12, 2008 at 1:51 AM

What Has Happened to Liberal Cries for Separation of Church and State?

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I thought the Liberals don’t appreciate mixing church and state?  Isn’t it funny how they get to have a double standard on any issue when it benefits them?  HAHA  What a bunch of wackos, living in their Obama-mania world.

Churches celebrate Obama victory

By ALLEN G. BREED
The Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. | Jubilation, pride and relief permeated pews and pulpits at predominantly black churches across the country on the first Sunday after Barack Obama’s election, with congregants blowing horns, waving American flags and raising their hands to the heavens.

“God has vindicated the black folk,” the Rev. Shirley Caesar-Williams said as a member of her Raleigh congregation, Mount Calvary Word of Faith Church, brandished a flag and another marched among the pews blowing a ram’s horn.

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Now if the tables were turned and the conservatives would be doing such praising in church we would NEVER hear the end of it.  God help us ALL.

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Jason R. Bootie

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November 11, 2008 at 2:11 AM

An Obama dictatorship?

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Well that is what one Congressman from Georgia fears.  And I must say, I’ll bet he is not the only one.

Georgia congressman warns of Obama dictatorship

By Ben Evans:

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman from Georgia said Monday he fears that President-elect Obama will establish a Gestapo-like security force to impose a Marxist or fascist dictatorship.

“It may sound a bit crazy and off base, but the thing is, he’s the one who proposed this national security force,” Rep. Paul Broun said of Obama in an interview Monday with The Associated Press. “I’m just trying to bring attention to the fact that we may — may not, I hope not — but we may have a problem with that type of philosophy of radical socialism or Marxism.”

Broun cited a July speech by Obama that has circulated on the Internet in which the then-Democratic presidential candidate called for a civilian force to take some of the national security burden off the military.

“That’s exactly what Hitler did in Nazi Germany and it’s exactly what the Soviet Union did,” Broun said. “When he’s proposing to have a national security force that’s answering to him, that is as strong as the U.S. military, he’s showing me signs of being Marxist.”

Obama’s comments about a national security force came during a speech in Colorado about building a new civil service corps. Among other things, he called for expanding the nation’s foreign service and doubling the size of the Peace Corps “to renew our diplomacy.”

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set,” Obama said in July. “We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”

Broun said he also believes Obama likely will move to ban gun ownership if he does build a national police force.

Obama has said he respects the Second Amendment right to bear arms and favors “common sense” gun laws. Gun rights advocates interpret that as meaning he’ll at least enact curbs on ownership of assault weapons and concealed weapons. As an Illinois state lawmaker, Obama supported a ban on semiautomatic weapons and tighter restrictions on firearms generally.

“We can’t be lulled into complacency,” Broun said. “You have to remember that Adolf Hitler was elected in a democratic Germany. I’m not comparing him to Adolf Hitler. What I’m saying is there is the potential.”

Obama’s transition office did not respond immediately to Broun’s remarks.

Now I agree that we are in for a very long and horrible 4 yr presidency but I’ll refrain from claiming Dictatorship just yet.  I will say that I wouldn’t put it past the man if he gets the chance.

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Jason R. Bootie

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November 11, 2008 at 12:24 AM

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