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Let's Get Back to True North
Susan Stamper Brown
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 Little Sisters Face the Supreme Court 
In a case indicative of just how intent the nObama administration is on targeting religious liberty and forcing compliance with state-approved doctrine, the Supreme Court Wednesday heard oral arguments in seven consolidated cases challenging nObamaCare's contraception mandate. The most high-profile of these cases is Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell.
          At issue is whether organizations like this humble order of Catholic nuns — whose mission is "to offer the neediest elderly of every race and religion a home where they will be welcomed as Christ, cared for as family and accompanied with dignity until God calls them to himself" — must comply with nObamaCare's mandate that employer health plans cover contraceptives. Yes, Barack nObama says nuns who live a life of celibacy must have contraception coverage. The penalty if they don't? For Little Sisters, a shocking $70 million in fines per year — or about one-third of their entire operating budget.
          Besides celibacy, as Catholics the Little Sisters believe any form of contraception is a moral evil that violates both Scripture and nature — a belief held by some Protestants as well. Maybe they're just "bitterly clinging" to their beliefs. The leftists who concocted nObamaCare, however, maintain that birth control paid for by someone else — even abortifacients like Plan B — is an inviolable "right," religious beliefs be damned. "Liberals" want government out of the bedroom except when they don't. They want sex without consequences, and it's government's job to ensure the entirely natural consequence of sex (conception) is either avoided or "easily" disposed of. Remember Georgetown student Sandra Fluke's struggles to fund the $3,000 contraceptive tab of her law-school sex habit?
          Coed sexual urges aside, nObama insists his administration is accommodating Little Sisters and similar organizations by allowing them to sign a form opting out of the contraception mandate. The government would then direct the insurance company to pay for the contraceptive coverage. Not only will the insurance company simply raise premiums for Little Sisters to pay for this additional coverage, but this "compromise" still requires that Little Sisters authorize the insurance coverage, making them party to an act they believe is morally reprehensible.
          During oral argument, Justice Anthony Kennedy suggested the government is "hijacking" insurance plans to provide contraceptive coverage instead of finding another way to provide it without involving religious organizations that object.
          Meanwhile, Justice Elena Kagan said the groups "were objecting to objecting." And Justice Sonia Sotomayor complained that if everyone could claim exemptions from laws because they feel those laws violate their beliefs, "how will we ever have a government that functions?" Of course, this misses the point that in a truly free society — especially one in which the Founders crafted the First Amendment — religious liberty takes precedence over government programs. The Pilgrims didn't depart Holland for the New World just for "a government that functions," but for religious liberty.
          Additionally, in cases like this in which government provides a supposed "way out," it's particularly critical to understand that religious liberty that depends upon government waivers is not freedom at all but tolerance. And tolerance given can easily and quickly become tolerance taken away.
          Unfortunately, Little Sisters lost a staunch ally of true religious liberty with the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. With the bench now numbering eight, there is a very real likelihood of a 4-4 split. Unless the Court orders the case re-argued, such a ruling would leave in place the lower courts' rulings. Most lower courts have ruled in favor of the mandate — save the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. This means employers would be impacted differently depending on where they and their employees are located.
          Of course, if the nObamaCare exchanges were as stunningly successful as the administration claims, women could easily find affordable coverage that includes contraception apart from employer plans. In other words, as attorney and U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Member Peter Kirsanow points out, "[T]his is a completely unnecessary fight [the administration has] picked with the Little Sisters."
          Unnecessary for health care, perhaps, but, clearly necessary when targeting religious liberty is the priority. nObamaCare was never about health care. It's always been about control.
          As if to hammer that point home, while the justices were hearing these arguments, nObama was glad-handing with the Cuban dictator who jails Christians on a regular basis.
          Americans were once fed the lie, "If you like your plan, you can keep it." Beware when nObama says the same of your faith.
 -The Patriot Post
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 OPINION IN BRIEF 
Gary Bauer: "Belgium is a relatively small European nation with a population of 11 million people. The United States has roughly 30 times Belgium's population. Comparing the casualties proportionally to our respective populations would be like the U.S. suffering more than 900 people dead and 6,000 wounded. My point is this: [Tuesday's] attack in Brussels, the headquarters of NATO, was Belgium's 9/11. And that event warranted only 51 seconds of Barack nObama's time... After a brief press conference in Havana, the president took in a baseball game. He even did the wave with Raul Castro. This is not evidence of nObama being tone deaf or frivolous. He is a very serious man. This is his approach to Islamic terror — ignore it as an inconvenient distraction. ... When our enemies strike us or our allies, nObama's life should be disrupted by planning how to strike back! Yucking it up with a communist dictator on a day of such tragedy fits nObama's pattern. ... This is a deliberate effort to downplay and ignore the threat of radical Islamic terrorism."    -The Patriot Post
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Brothers, Prison, and the Reign of Terror
Patrick Dunleavy
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{investigativeproject.org} ~ Tuesday's deadly, coordinated attacks on the Brussels airport and Metro line marked the third major terrorist attack to have rattled the Europe Union since the beginning of last year... Each was carried out by terrorists sharing the radical Islamist ideology pushed by the Islamic State. And they may include some overlapping conspirators. But we now know that the attacks all featured brothers who had spent time in prisons. Most of the estimated 30 deaths in Tuesday's bombings in Brussels, Belgium were caused by suicide bombings by brothers Brahim and Khalid el-Bakraoui. If we do not seriously address the problem beforehand we may find ourselves facing the same types of attacks as our European NATO allies in the not-too-distant future.        http://www.investigativeproject.org/5236/brothers-prison-and-the-re...
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nObama Is Prosecuting Fewer Government
Crooks Than Bush, Clinton
KATHRYN WATSON
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{dailycaller.com} ~ President Barack nObama’s administration is prosecuting fewer federal officials for public corruption than his two predecessors... but Department of Justice (DOJ) officials aren’t talking about why. nObama’s administration has pursued 16 percent fewer public corruption charges against federal employees than the administrations of Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, according to a 2014 DOJ report to Congress on public integrity. The nObama administration has filed an annual average of 390 such prosecutions, which represents a 16 percent decrease from the Bush and Clinton years. http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/23/obama-is-prosecuting-fewer-govern...
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National Security Expert: US Needs to Fix ‘Gaps’
in Satellite Missile Defense System
Jose R. Gonzalez
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Rebeccah Heinrichs
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{cnsnews.com} ~ A national security expert says the U.S. needs to fix the “gaps” in its satellite-based missile defense system to help thwart potential threats from Russia and China... Rebeccah Heinrichs, a Hudson Institute fellow, said Thursday during a panel discussion hosted by the  Heritage Foundation that although the United States has become “incredibly dependent” on its satellite defense system, it has also left the satellites “vulnerable” to Russian and Chinese ballistic missiles. “Because our system has remained limited and because we have argued ad nauseum, Republicans and Democrats both, that none of our systems are meant to degrade or affect Russia, in particular, that we’ve allowed these gaps - these technology gaps - there, which the Russians and Chinese are happy to exploit," Heinrichs said. http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/jose-r-gonzalez/national-securi...
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nObama's Final Solution for The Jewish State
Daniel Greenfield
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{frontpagemag.com} ~ nObama’s campaign against Israel has run into one major obstacle. Muslim terrorists... Every nObama attempt to force Israel to make concessions to the Islamic terrorists who run the Palestinian Authority has been rejected by the terrorists. No matter how much nObama got Israel to offer, it was never enough. Abbas, the leader of the PLO, Fatah and the Palestinian Authority, has turned down every nObama offer culminating with the latest offer brought now by loose lips-Biden on a visit where Abbas’ political movement had celebrated the murder of Taylor Force, an Iraq War veteran. Like the “moderate Taliban” and the Muslim Brotherhood, nObama’s outreach to Muslim terrorists failed because of the terrorists. In the last major effort at a peace process with the PLO, nObama attempted to bypass this problem by effectively having hanoi-Kerry negotiate with Israel on behalf of the terrorists. hanoi-Kerry pretended to “facilitate” negotiations between Netanyahu and Abbas, but in reality it was only hanoi-Kerry and Netanyahu at the table. hanoi-Kerry pressured Israel into making numerous concessions to the PLO while negotiating for the PLO. At the last negotiations, nObama’s people openly served as proxy negotiators for the terrorists. Now they’re going to skip straight to imposing the demands of the terrorists on the Jewish State.       http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/262233/obamas-final-solution-jewish...
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Firewall: American Fascists
Frontpagemag.com
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{frontpagemag.com} ~ Well, this election year is getting ugly, and it’s going to get uglier. There have been several massive disruptions both inside and outside of Donald slump-Trump rallies, and more are promised... Let’s just get one thing out of the way right at the top: This isn’t about Donald slump-Trump. I find some of his rhetoric alarming to say the least, but the left – which means the Iron Triangle of Cry-Bully Revolutionary wannabes, billionaire agitators, and socialism-loving politicians, formerly called community organizers, formerly called race-baiting agitators – you know, like nObama’s terrorist buddy Billy Ayers. The upsurge of American Fascism we are observing has nothing to do with Donald slump-Trump, because this is what the left ALWAYS does: they block, with coercion, intimidation or physical violence, any viewpoint not in line with their murderous policies of total political mind control and inevitable economic ruin. What, after all, are Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter but a little street muscle.         http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/262275/firewall-american-fascists-f...
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Rohrabacher Nails It: Weak ‘President,’ Not Gitmo A Terrorist Recruiting Tool
Rick Wells
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Congressman Dana Rohrabacher                                                 Paul Lewis
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{rickwells.us} ~ On Wednesday, in testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Paul Lewis, the DoD’s special envoy for Guantanamo Closure, admitted that some Americans have died at the hand of released Gitmo prisoners... That is a reality that the regime attempts to dismiss as being irrelevant, acceptable or of less importance than meeting their agenda item of closing the facility regardless of the consequences. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) asked the regime salesperson, “We say that about thirty percent, or whatever that figure is, that have been released, have returned to terrorist activities. How many lives have been lost by those terrorists who went back to their terrorist activity?” Lewis declines to answer, saying, “I can talk about that in a classified setting but…” A seemingly miffed Rohrabacher replies, “Oh, classified, so is it over ten?” The admission that nObama’s policy kills Americans came next with Lewis stating, “Sir, what I can tell you is unfortunately there have been Americans that have died because of Gitmo detainees.”        http://rickwells.us/archives/27677     
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BORDER CHIEF: Feds Fudging Numbers 
of Illegals & It Get’s Worse!!
CHUCK ROSS
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{dailycaller.com} ~ The number of arrests made at the border of people from Afghanistan and Pakistan is up significantly this year compared to last... the president of the National Border Patrol Council said when he testified during a House hearing on Tuesday. Brandon Judd, who has also served as a Border Patrol agent for nearly 20 years, also told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on National Security that he has witnessed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials fudge alien apprehension statistics by low-balling the number of “got aways” — illegal border-crossers who enter the country but avoid being apprehended by border agents. The nObama administration fails “to give the American public key indicators such as the number of arrests of persons from countries with known terrorist ties or from countries that compete economically with our interests,” he added.       http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/23/border-patrol-union-chief-says-ar...
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'Warfare Is About Death and Destruction': Peters Says 
We Can't Fight a PC War on ISIS
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{insider.foxnews.com} ~ Winning the battle against ISIS has been made more difficult by the U.S. military being overtaken by political correctness... Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (Ret.) said on "America's Newsroom" today. "Warfare is about death and destruction," Peters said. "It's not about good table manners." He said that the U.S. needs generals and military leaders who will stand up for common sense. He explained that the military has diverted thousands of people to equal opportunity training, sexual harassment training, sensitivity training and so on. "Convert every one of those slots to a combat infantryman," Peters said. "You need trigger-pullers." In the fight against ISIS, he said it's important to go after them wherever they are, including in urban areas. http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/03/23/ralph-peters-how-us-can-defea...
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Jeh Johnson – See Nothing Do Nothing –
Where Is Invisible Open Border DHS Secretary?
Rick Wells
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{rickwells.us} ~ It seems a little odd that the individual supposedly responsible for protecting America, keeping us safe from all threats, whether foreign or domestic in origin, is nowhere to be seen in the aftermath of the Brussels bombing... Isn’t this the time he’d be seeking out microphones to tell us that securing the homeland is our job, that we need to be vigilant and if we “see something say something?” Is he involved in some super secret deep undercover operation that prevents him from crawling out from under his protective desk to take and possibly even answer questions from the American people? In a way he is. He’s involved in orchestrating the invasion of the United States by foreigners of every stripe and intent, so there’s no way he wants to talk on camera about that, at least not until after he’s successfully done his part in undermining and destroying the country. He’s busy with secret mission stuff. He’s been virtually invisible since Paris and even more so following the San Bernardino  attacks. As more strikes happen around the globe, we can expect more of the same as he can’t defend the laying bare of our borders and security to any who care to have their way with us. He and nObama are turning America into the equivalent of a Swedish school girl walking past a gang of Muslim “refugees.” We’ll be attacked repeatedly, it’s going to hurt and we’re going to have to fight them off to survive. But he’s safe. He’s doing what nObama wants so his job is protected. The media won’t dare ask where he’s been.        http://rickwells.us/archives/27682
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nObama Admin Delivered Property to
Iran as Part of Secret Détente
.Adam Kredo
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{freebeacon.com} ~ The nObama administration has been shipping historical artifacts to Iran since last year as part of a secret détente that also included a taxpayer-funded payment of nearly $2 billion... according to a letter written by the State Department and exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. nObama administration officials engaged in secret talks with Iran between June 2014 through at least January 2015 over a series of legal claims leveled against the United States by the Islamic Republic, the State Department disclosed in its letter. “These discussions led to the settlement of claims for architectural drawings, which are now in the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, and for fossils, which are now in the possession of Iran’s Ministry of the Environment, and the parties also discussed the possibility of broader settlements,” the State Department wrote, in response to an inquiry launched in January by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.).        http://freebeacon.com/national-security/obama-admin-property-iran-p...
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Let's Get Back to True North
Susan Stamper Brown
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{townhall.com} ~ Judas sold his soul and betrayed the King of Kings for thirty pieces of silver. What's your price?
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I've pondered the same question about myself lately while watching supposed conservative and spiritual leaders fall like dominoes, exchanging what they once claimed to believe in for heaven only knows what. Did they sell out like Judas, or did they just lose their way?
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Truth is, without the presence of a working moral compass, we humans can justify almost anything. If that happens, we're pretty much doomed to a life filled with lots of contradictions, driven by whichever way pop culture's winds might blow. So many are disappointed with some pretty prominent people who once boldly carried the banner of conservatism, but now make a mockery of it with their support for an authoritarian liberal who wouldn't know what conservatism was unless it presented itself in the form of a Victoria's Secret model.
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To a degree, it's a losing battle when you read scriptures like II Timothy 3, describing in the "last days" people will have "a form of godliness" and will be "always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of truth." We live in a day when the mainstream of our populous worship the god of secularism, so in their eyes, there's no such thing as absolute truth. Defining "right" and "wrong" is impossible if we claim everything is subjective, based on a continuously moving target.
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People care little about substance and are too easily persuaded by whomever sounds most convincing. Politicians take that fact to the bank and use it to garner power and gain votes. And because most people these days have no clue why they believe what they believe (if they believe anything at all), should their beloved leader's compass suddenly turn south, they are likely to follow him like lemmings off a cliff, defending him all the way down until they hit rock bottom.
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That's why President nObama got away with saying things proven untrue like: "If you like the plan you have, you can keep it. If you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor, too. The only change you'll see are falling costs as our reforms take hold."
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That's also why the GOP frontrunner gets away with outrageous statements like: "I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters," or "He's not a war hero. He's a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren't captured." Upon hearing those statements, a flashing red alarm should have sounded in the heads of followers, inspiring them to run the other way.
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Problem is, though, if we don't know how to identify true north, we'll never know when things go south.
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An intriguing NASA article, "Mixed Up in Space," describes how humans become confused and disoriented, "where up and down have no meaning" thanks to zero gravity. Former Space Shuttle astronaut Robert Parker said, "One of the questions they asked us during our first flight was, 'Close your eyes...now, how do you determine up?'" Parker said up and down had completely vanished - when his eyes were closed.
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To remedy this, designers of the International Space Station and Space Shuttle put writing on the walls pointing "up" to help astronauts orient themselves in the right direction -- no matter how they felt or what their brains told them.
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The writing is on the wall, America. So maybe it's time we open our eyes and reorient ourselves to true north.
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Florida Sheriff — “I Will Not Enforce Assault Weapons Ban, Neither Will Most Sheriffs”

Dennis Lemma, who is the Sheriff in Central Florida’s Seminole County, told a group of 2nd Amendment activists recently that he would not enforce an assault weapons ban that could soon become Florida law if the “Ban Assault Weapons Now” amendment passes in the Sunshine State.

According to News965, the ban has the following specifications.

The amendment proposed in the state legislature would ban possession of assault weapons, which are defined as “semiautomatic rifles and shotguns capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition at once, either in fixed or detachable magazine, or any other ammunition feeding device.”

Lemma, an ardent supporter of the 2nd Amendment and a first term sheriff who is running for re-election, said this about whether or not he would enforce such a law.

“It’s not only that I wouldn’t, the majority of sheriffs across the state would not do it,” Lemma said in the video. It’s up to the sheriffs what they are willing to enforce.”

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