I hope you are proud Utah. What exactly were you thinking elected this flip flopping loser.
It is amazing to me that the Republican party is such a bunch of sissies. Do they not realize that we elected Donald Trump to be the hammer to destroy the elites in D.C.? I did not vote for him so he could be a weak kneed bowing to to the establishment President, I expected and got a raging bull. Thank God! I did not elect a choir boy or a Pastor, I elected a President. I wanted someone to get things done. Promise me something and do it. That my friends is Donald J. Trump.
My word of advice to the elite Republicans is to get over it and support our President, otherwise I hope reasonably and angry people will vote you out of office. You ruling class have done nothing for this country except make yourself rich with empty promised and out right lies. And by the way when is the Senate going to start those deep investigations that were promised. SENATOR LYNDSEY GRAHAM and majority leader MITH MCCONNELL!!!
Last week, US Attorney General William Barr gave an extraordinary speech about religious liberty at Notre Dame Law School. I have not been able to locate a transcript, and only found time to watch it this morning. Here’s a video of the entire thing. The speech itself begins at about the four-minute mark.
The AG begins by talking about the capacity for self-government, meaning not the form of administration of a liberal democracy, but the ability of individuals to master their own passions, and subject them to reason. Can we handle freedom? That, says Barr, is a question that preoccupied the Founders.
No society can exist without the capacity to restrain vice, he goes on to say. If you depend only on the government to do this, you get tyranny. (This, by the way, is what’s happening in China; many Chinese actually support the tyrannical Social Credit System, because communism destroyed civil society and social trust.) But, says Barr, licentiousness is another form of tyranny. People enslaved by their own appetites make community life impossible. (This, I would say, is what we are more endangered by in America today … and it will ultimately call forth tyranny, Chinese-style.)
Barr offers this quotation from Edmund Burke:
“Men are qualified for civil liberty, in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites; in proportion as their love of justice is above their rapacity; in proportion as their soundness and sobriety of understanding is above their vanity and presumption; in proportion as they are more disposed to listen to the counsels of the wise and good, in preference to the flattery of knaves.”
Why is religion a public good? Because, says Barr, it “trains people to want what is good.” It helps to frame a society’s moral culture, and instills moral discipline. No secular creed has emerged that can do what religion does, he says. And by casting religion out, we are dismantling the foundation of our public morality.
“What we call ‘values’ today are nothing more than mere sentimentality, drawing on the vapor trails of Christianity,” says the AG.
Barr took the gloves off, saying that religion is not jumping to its death; it’s being pushed.
“This is not decay,” he said. “This is organized destruction.” He named secularists in academia, media, and elsewhere as figures who are not neutral at all, but have rather inculcated a kind of religiosity in their own project of destroying religion. They conduct their own inquisitions and excommunications for heresy.
Read all of AG Barr’s speech at https://www.theamericanconservative.com/
Well worth the time to read and ponder.
Well written by Rod Dreher.
US-Russian coordination for holding back Turkey’s operation against Syria’s Kurds goes forward smoothly amid a flurry of talks. On Tuesday, Oct. 15, the US secretary of state held talks with his Russian counterpart, as did the two defense chiefs. That night, Turkish President Recep Erdogan held phone conversations with both US President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin.
Putin invited him to visit Moscow before the end of October, while Trump informed him that Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary Mike Pompeo would be arriving in Ankara on Thursday, Oct. 17. They would be coming with national security adviser Robert O’Brien and special Syrian envoy James Jeffrey. Erdogan was quoted as refusing to receive the Vice President, but the highly volatile Turkish leader may have backtracked on this snub. Very little was disclosed about the content of this burst of high wire parleys. DEBKAfile’s sources have learned that Putin warned Erdogan that if the Turkish army attacked the Syrian forces which arrived to defend Kurdish districts against a Turkish onslaught, the Russian air force would intervene. Trump is believed to have focused his warning against a Turkish assault on the key SDF-held town of Kobani and its environs. He demanded a pledge from Erdogan to stop his forces and allied Syrian militias from entering this town and to halt attempts to seize control of the strategic M4 highway. The Turkish leader demanded as a quid pro quo that the US president guarantee that the Syrian forces not far from Kobani won’t enter the town. However, since Moscow holds the whip hand over the Syria army, it was necessary for the American and Russian foreign and defense ministers to confer on this. For now, the SDF retains control of the town, shielded by Russian special forces.
Erdogan finds his troop movements increasingly constricted by the tough dictates coming at him from Washington and Moscow. They are operating in concert in a still unpredictable, inflammable situation.Posted by Bill Salus at 5:09:00 AM
What is coming out now is very fishy. Seems the dems have a never ending supply of fake scandals to throw at the wall to see what sticks. We are too smart for you, Dirty deeds always are found out. Thank God for the alternate news.
Wow, I thought things couldn’t get any better. Interesting article. Maybe send the checks out next October. Lol.https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/oct/1/donald-trump-china-tariffs-windfall-prompts-gop-ca/
Tax cuts or maybe rebate checks. Yeah!
Interesting article. Well worth the time to read.https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/09/30/despite-the-liberal-media-narrative-my-community-is-very-conservative-says-black-strategist/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=d