The Front Page Cover
 Featruring:
Princeton Seminary
Disses Pastor Timothy Keller
by David Limbaugh
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 Shutting Off Spigot Won't Clean Up liar-nObamaCare 
 Mess 
As the House is set to vote Thursday on the GOP's American Health Care Act, its replacement for liar-nObamaCare, much attention has been focused on the options available for Senate Republicans to engage in repealing and replacing the law. Due to Senate reconciliation rules, full repeal of a law requires a 60-vote super majority, and with the Republicans majority sitting at 52 seats and Democrats united in their opposition to repeal, it may appear an impossible task. But that's not entirely accurate.
          Ironically, the Supreme Court's 2012 ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act mandate — in which John Roberts rewrote the law so as to make the mandate a tax — may also prove to be the Achilles heel which Republicans can exploit. Since the Supreme Court found all the regulations of the ACA to be an "intertwined," "interlocking" system designed to function together and not separately, and that these regulations "would not work" without each other, if one aspect of the mechanism were to be compromised the whole thing would essentially shut down. And one of the critical elements to the functionality of liar-nObamaCare is federal spending.
          In other words, Republicans could vote to end funding of federal subsidies for health insurance, thereby essentially turning off the "power switch." The vote being one on eliminating spending, and not repealing the law, would only require a simple majority to pass. It technically is not a repeal of liar-nObamaCare, but a shutting down of the program, thus avoiding any concerns over Senate reconciliation rules.
          However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, along with a majority of Senate Republicans, recognize that simply repealing ACA alone doesn't solve the problem. liar-nObamaCare created a Demo time bomb that isn't diffused easily. The big problem is that a free market health care system hasn't existed since 2009. liar-nObamaCare effectively killed it. And a new fair and properly regulated health insurance market won't simply pop into existence overnight. This is why Republicans have struggled so mightily in working toward a replacement plan.
          The House Republicans' AHCA wasn't hastily cobbled together in the dark of the night. In reality, it reflects the work Republicans have been engaged in for years as they have fought to both repeal and replace liar-nObamaCare. The aim of the legislation is to develop a federalist-based, free-market and patient-centered system as opposed to liar-nObamaCare's centralized, bureaucrat-oriented, authoritarian, free-market-killing, socialized program.
          Will the GOP plan be perfect? By no means, but it certainly stops and works to reverse the liar-nObamaCare-created death spiral into which America's health care system is collapsing. 
~The Patriot Post
 
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Trump Health Care Comments
Outstanding, Playing Long Ball
by Rick Wells
{rickwells.us} ~ Mark Levin continues his apparently sincere transformation into a supporter of President Trump with some glowing comments after the House failed to pass Paul Ryan’s liar-nObamacare-lite... He described the President’s remarks as being “outstanding, and he showed enormous humility.” Noting that Trump doesn’t give up and understands that they live to fight another day, Levin said, “In essence he said, events are going to reach a point where this is going to have to be addressed and resolved. And when it reaches that point, I’m here.” Levin plays a clip in which President Trump notes he had no Democrat support and it was a very tight margin. Trump stated in the clip, “I’ve been saying for the last year and a half that the best thing we could do, politically speaking, is let liar-nObamacare explode, it is exploding right now. Many states have big problems, almost all states have big problems.” Levin faults the point man, Gary Cohn for the bill being something that conservatives couldn’t support, as well as Reince Priebus, Ryan and the liberal Democrats teaming up in ways they shouldn’t. He says, “I think Trump handled himself, in this speech, exceptionally well.”...  http://rickwells.us/levin-president-trump-health-care-comments-outs...
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Feinstein caught in her own 'gotcha' question
by Bob Unruh
{wnd.com} ~ Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., a liberal Californian whose opposition to virtually everything President Trump is trying to accomplish is well known, was caught this week in her own “gotcha” question... to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch. Gorsuch appeared this week before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will decide whether to put his nomination before a full vote of the Senate. The details on Feinstein’s backfire come from the Second Amendment Foundation, or SAF, the oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the right to bear arms...
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Comey To The White House, Nunes Bringing
Comey, Rogers Back For Classified Intel Hearing
by Rick Wells
{rickwells.us} ~ The events are happening quickly as the scandalous spying by Hussein liar-nObama on the Trump campaign and nascent presidency become more apparent... undeniable and consequential to those involved. Martha MacCallum reports that three Trump insiders who have been smeared by the Democrats have now come forward in an attempt to clear their names and in support of the President. Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Carter Page have all offered to testify before the House Intelligence Committee looking into matters of the phantom pretend Russia-Trump collusion and the very real liar-nObama spying on Trump and other American civilians. Catherine Herridge reports that there was a surprise mid-afternoon visit to the White House by FBI Director Comey that lasted for just over an hour. Herridge states that the official reason given for his visit was that Comey came in for a routine interagency meeting. She sounds skeptical, quoting a source that is a 25 year FBI veteran who said, ‘Only the highest profile issues would call for the Director to personally travel to the White House.”...
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Former Intel committee chief:
Comey needs to tell rest of story
by Greg Corombos
{wnd.com} ~ The former chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence says it would be highly unusual for any raw intelligence transcripts to reach the White House... and he says if any “incidental” surveillance that did go to political operatives, then lawmakers should actively encourage and protect whistleblowers who may come forward. This week, the current chairman of the committee, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told President Trump and the media that he has seen evidence suggesting Trump associates and possibly even Trump himself were picked up by U.S. surveillance. But former Chairman Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., says the idea of transcripts from incidental surveillance ending up at the White House is stunning. “My sources and what I gleaned from what Chairman Nunes said on Wednesday, it appears there was raw intelligence, actual transcripts of this incidental collection at the White House,” said Hoekstra, who notes that more corroboration needs to come forward to back up the claims from Nunes...  http://www.wnd.com/2017/03/former-intel-committee-chief-comey-needs...
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Trump – Not Necessarily Bad That
liar-nObamacare Bill Failed, An Opportunity
by Rick Wells
{rickwells.us} ~ President Trump responded to the House not being able to pass an liar-nObamacare replacement bill with a statement read from the Oval Office. The President said in part... Thank you very much. We were very close, it was a very, very tight margin. We had no Democrat support. We had no votes from the Democrats. They weren’t going to give us a single vote, so it’s a very difficult thing to do. I’ve been saying for the last year and a half that the best thing we can do politically speaking is let liar-nObamacare explode. It is exploding right now. It’s, many states have big problems, almost all states have big problems. I was in Tennessee the other day and they’ve lost half of their state in terms of an insurer. They have no insurer. And that’s happening to many other places. I was in Kentucky the other day and similar things are happening...Maybe it was a good thing it didn't pass. Now congress can work in improving it better.  http://rickwells.us/president-trump-not-necessarily-bad-obamacare-b...
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Princeton Seminary
Disses Pastor Timothy Keller
by David Limbaugh
{townhall.com} ~ Can we all agree that modern leftists tend to politicize everything they can get their hands on -- in every venue? Even the sacred isn't sacred.

Princeton Theological Seminary reversed its decision to bestow the annual Abraham Kuyper Prize to New York City pastor Timothy Keller -- for essentially political reasons.

Keller leads an enormously popular Reformed church in the heart of New York City. Before you challenge popularity as a meaningful yardstick for evaluating a pastor, know that his popularity is not based on straying from Scripture or Christian principles, but on being faithful to them.

Yes, even in New York City there is obviously a deep spiritual hunger for the truth and that is what Keller and his church provide, in spades.

I am familiar with Keller and his preaching, as I own several of his books and his entire sermon archive, which I purchased through Logos Bible Software -- an amazing resource that I've used to research my Christian-themed books. I have visited Keller's church, and though he wasn't preaching that day, the pastor who was delivered a biblical, Christ-centered message without a hint of politics.

Neither in Keller's writings nor his sermons have I detected the slightest inclination toward the political. He preaches the Gospel and the entire Bible with clarity and inspiration. His insights are invaluable and routinely profound. He is truly gifted and seems to practice the Christlike humility he preaches, not seeking to make himself a celebrity or otherwise leverage his talents to redirect the focus from Scripture to himself.

His disqualifying sin was not that he joined the now defunct Moral Majority or publicly endorsed some evil Republican politician. Nor was it that he rejected any of the church's doctrinal tenets. It was not that his teachings might lead people away from the church's mission to spread the Gospel. Rather, it was apparently his refusal to deviate from Scripture and conform his teachings to the current liberal political line on certain hot-button issues.

Certain people raised Cain about Keller's "conservative positions" and the seminary decided it better renege on offering the award. Keller is a leader in the Presbyterian Church in America, which, according to Princeton Theological Seminary President Craig Barnes, "prevents women and LGBTQ+ persons from full participation in the ordained Ministry of Word and Sacrament." The Seminary is part of a different denomination -- the Presbyterian Church (USA), whose position on this issue conflicts with Keller and the PCA.

"Many regard awarding the Kuyper Prize as affirmation of Reverend Keller's belief that women and LGBTQ+ persons should not be ordained. This conflicts with the stance of the Presbyterian Church (USA). And it is an important issue among the divided Reformed communions."

The Kuyper Prize is "awarded each year to a scholar or community leader whose outstanding contribution to their chosen sphere reflects the ideas and values characteristic of the Neo-Calvinist vision of religious engagement in matters of social, political and cultural significance in one or more of the spheres of society."

Keller apparently satisfied the criteria when he was chosen, but the ubiquitous forces of political correctness and social justice would have none of it. So Keller got the axe.

Keller won't get the award, but not to worry -- he'll still get the consolation prize of being allowed to speak at the school's annual conference in April.

Ah, liberal tolerance -- it's everywhere.

Keller is especially worthy of such an honor and the school's action is disgraceful. "If you can't give an Abraham Kuyper award to Tim Keller," asked Southern Baptist leader Daniel Darling, "who can you give it to?"

Even in the church and church-affiliated institutions, those who subscribe to biblical views on marriage, even universally respected Christian leaders, must be scorned. The Bible and those entrusted with teaching it must yield to the moral strictures of the culture.

People sometimes ask what Christians and conservatives can do to reverse the relentless advance of secularism, progressivism and moral relativism in our culture. Well, they can start by waking up to the reality of the ongoing attacks on biblical and traditional values and the vilification of those who openly embrace them. They can quit ignoring these assaults because they prefer to avoid controversy. The truth is often controversial and should not take a back seat to pseudo concerns for harmony articulated by those who daily sew seeds of discord unless you unquestionably submit to their views.

The Bible should be our guide, not the shifting currents of political correctness and the bullying demands of leftist malcontents. Pastor Timothy Keller will not be harmed by this rejection. This good and faithful servant has already received an infinitely higher award.

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Political Cartoons by AF Branco

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ALERT ALERT

Horrible: Democrats Set The Constitution On Fire With Fraudulent Impeachment

House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning after an investigation that violated fundamental provisions of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

The investigation of the president began with the complaint of a so-called “whistleblower” who turned out to be a rogue Central Intelligence Agency employee, protected by a lawyer who had called for a “coup” against Trump in early 2017.

Democrats first demanded that the “whistleblower” be allowed to testify. But after House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was found to have lied about his committee’s contact with the “whistleblower,” and after details of the “whistleblower’s” bias began to leak, Democrats reversed course. In violation of the President Trump’s Sixth Amendment right to confront his accuser, Democrats refused to allow the “whistleblower” to testify. They argue the president’s procedural rights, even if they existed, would not apply until he was tried in the Senate — but they also invented a fraudulent “right to anonymity” that, they hope, might conceal the whistleblower even then.

Schiff began the “impeachment inquiry” in secret, behind the closed doors of the Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility (SCIF) in the basement of the U.S. Capitol, even though none of the testimony was deemed classified. Few members of Congress were allowed access. Schiff allowed selective bits of testimony to leak to friendly media, while withholding transcripts of testimony.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), having allowed the secret process to unfold, legitimized it with a party-line vote authorizing the inquiry. The House resolution denied President Trump the procedural rights enjoyed by Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, and denied the minority party the traditional right to object to witnesses called by the majority.

Rather than the House Judiciary Committee, which traditionally handles impeachment, Pelosi also deputized the House Intelligence Committee to conduct fact-finding; the Judiciary Committee was turned into a rubber stamp. Schiff held a few public hearings, but often failed to release transcripts containing exculpatory evidence until after they had passed.

In the course of the Intelligence Committee’s investigation, Schiff quietly spied on the telephone records of his Republican counterpart, Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA). He also snooped on the phone records of a journalist, John Solomon; and on the phone records of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, acting as President Trump’s personal lawyer.

Schiff’s eavesdropping violated both the First Amendment right to press freedom and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel. Yet he proceeded undeterred by constitutional rights, publishing the phone logs in his committee’s report without warning, confirmation, or explanation, alleging that Nunes and the others were part of a conspiracy to assist the president’s allegedly impeachable conduct. When Republicans on the Judiciary Committee asked the Intelligence Committee’s majority counsel, Daniel Goldman, to explain the phone logs, he refused to answer,

Ironically, Schiff had done exactly what Democrats accuse Trump of doing: abused his power to dig up dirt on political opponents, then obstructed a congressional investigation into his party’s and his committee’s misconduct.

Democrats’ articles of impeachment include one for the dubious charge of “abuse of power,” which is not mentioned in the Constitution; and one for “obstruction of Congress,” which in this case is an abuse of power in itself.

Alexander Hamilton, writing about impeachment in Federalist 65, warned that “there will always be the greatest danger that the decision will be regulated more by the comparative strength of parties, than by the real demonstrations of innocence or guilt.” Democrats have fulfilled Hamilton’s worst fears.

The Trump impeachment will soon replace the 1868 impeachment of President Andrew Johnson — which the House Judiciary Committee staff actually cited as a positive precedent — as the worst in American history.

In service of their “coup,” Democrats have trampled the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The Republic has never been in greater danger.

You don't get to interrupt me

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