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NRO: “discarding the Bill of Rights is part of the Obama administration’s mission statement”

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

In the wake of the savage Islamist-inspired San Bernardino attack, in which two Muslim terrorists murdered 14 innocent U.S. citizens and injured 23, Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s “greatest fear is — not terrorism — but a nonexistent Islamophobic backlash,” according to the National Review Online’s David French. He aptly notes that “Lynch has offered an almost Onion-level self-parody of liberal pieties” and reminds us common non-elist folk that, “Per Obama administration protocol, the attorney general was determined to never let a crisis go to waste. There is now a ‘wonderful opportunity and wonderful moment to really make significant change,’ Lynch declared…” In other words, are Obama et al — in their ineptitude, cowardice, and appeasement of Muslim terror — willing to silence or punish, even arrest, people who speak candidly about issues like terrorism? Why didn’t Lynch emphasize sympathy for the victims and express outrage over Islamist-inspired terror?

Obama and friends are sympathetic to what they see as the “historical” and current “persecution” of Muslims world-wide — even though many Muslims historically and are currently (and mostly) persecuting each other and those they deem as infidels. The President and his followers also suffer from the fallacious belief that if they appease Muslim extremists, they’ll be spared the wrath of Islamist terrorism. The truth is that Islamists disdain those who appease them and consider appeasers weak.

As French correctly notes:

… discarding the Bill of Rights is part of the Obama administration’s mission statement. The First Amendment takes a back seat to the administration’s desire to build a national “safe space” for Muslims. The Second Amendment should be tossed aside (without due process, no less) if a person’s name appears on a bloated bureaucratic watch list — a list so over-inclusive that it has included such nefarious characters as The Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes and the late senator Ted Kennedy. …

Remember that Obama belittles us little people as folks who “get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations,” when he is possibly one of the most divisive presidents in American history.

French warns us that:

… The First Amendment protects an enormous range of speech — even speech that’s anathema to the Obama administration. Americans are perfectly within their rights to not just condemn jihad but also to make sweeping and angry statements about Islam. If the administration disagrees with this speech, it’s free to make its own statements, but when it starts making up legal categories of problematic speech, it is getting disturbingly close to discarding the Bill of Rights.

He concludes that:

… A competent attorney general shouldn’t even be talking about her ‘greatest fears,’ much less that her greatest fear includes free speech. A competent attorney general should be speaking the language of vigilance, courage, and resolve. We know the Obama administration is capable of resolve. It is resolved to fundamentally transform our nation. It is resolved to advance the sexual-revolution agenda of the radical Left. It is resolved to turn our nation’s military into an engine of social justice. But it is not resolved to defend our nation and Constitution from a vicious enemy who seeks to soak our streets in blood. And that lack of resolve is worse than a shame — it’s a disgrace.


Lower education?

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

by Daniel Doron*

A top-notch higher education system that promotes critical thinking is a must for an advanced economy and society. It is a prerequisite for advanced scientific research and technological expertise, both of which are crucial for economic growth. But what is a good university? What kind of education should it offer and at what cost?

“Will Dropouts Save America?,” asked Michael Ellsberg in a 2011 piece published by The New York Times, a paper that reveres universities and is considered the flagship publication of the American liberal Left.

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Obama’s foreign policy advances the interests of Islamists and leftists and subverts freedom

Monday, August 19th, 2013

By Gary Gerofsky

Without freedom there can be no democracy. Without the US supporting freedom, democracy is endangered. With the US supporting make-believe democracy without freedom, there can be no real democracy with freedom. With the US working against freedom, there can be no US. With the US supporting Islamism (masked as a “religion of peace”), terrorism and war will flourish.

The US has had a mixed record of working to weaken or undermine states, individuals and groups that were harmful to its self-interests. US policy has generally been focused on its own interests, regardless of the merit of those interests. Now, with US President Obama’s new appeasement foreign policy, it could be argued that its policy is not geared towards its own self-interests but rather the interests of Islamists and leftists who are pushing hard to advance Obama’s vision of an Islamist crescent surrounding a shrunken or perhaps non-existent State of Israel. We must ask ourselves a very serious question: Why is Obama acting to destroy Israel, backing Islamists, and strengthening terrorists? How does this help American interests? Why are the American people not reacting to what amounts to the hijacking of US foreign policy to help the ideology of terrorists who were quite eager to attack America on 9/11 and to damage the US at every other opportunity before and after 9/11?

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Obama’s Unprecedented Claim: America Equals Government

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

By Barry Rubin

In his speech at Ohio State University, President Barack Obama used the word “together” four times. Yet each time he defined the collective endeavor of Americans as merely that of promoting more government. Thus, while trying to turn American history and even the Constitution into precedents for his goals and policies, Obama actually reverses reality, undermining not only the conservative vision of America but also the historic liberal one.

Normally, a president would speak of the vast array of efforts made “together” to refer — or at least include — non-government activities. That means the actions of voluntarily formed communities, organizations, corporations, charities, religious groups, and trade unions. It is the freedom, energy, and enthusiasm to form such groups that marks American society as unusual in the world.

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Francois Hollande Praises Anti-Semitic Writer

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

by Michel Gurfinkiel*

On March 17 of this year, François Hollande — the socialist president of France — attended the ceremonies held in Toulouse marking the first anniversary of what is now commonly referred to as “the Mohamed Merah affair.”

On March 11, 2012, this French citizen of Algerian descent, who had joined an Islamist network and had been trained in Pakistan, killed a French soldier in Toulouse. On March 15, he shot three more soldiers in Montauban: two died on the spot; the third was severely wounded in the head and is now quadriplegic.

Four days later, Merah killed three preteen children and one adult at Ozar Hatorah, a school in Toulouse.

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How Islamism Tainted France’s Presidential Election

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

by Nidra Poller*

What is Europe going to do about Islam? Submit? Resist? Or just wait it out, dimwittedly? The recent French presidential election offers insight into the way Islam, or more exactly the Islamist factor, may eventually play out in European politics.

Despite attempts by the Left to focus the debate on the economic crisis, Islam played a decisive role in the contest. The Socialist candidate, whose platform was tilted to favor the party’s Muslim clientele, could not have won without total support in the second round of voting from far Left parties marked by zealous anti-Zionism and a full range of anti-Western ideologies. The question of Islam-in-France was raised with unprecedented candor by incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy of the Movement for a Popular Majority (UMP). For the first time in France, a major party clearly advocated a push back against Islam (qualified of course with the adjective “radical”). This strategy fired up the enthusiasm of the base, mobilized voters, brought tens of thousands to party rallies, and led to a daily increase in Sarkozy’s polling figures. It would be fair to estimate that if he had had one more week to campaign he might have defeated Hollande during the second-round vote on May 6, 2012.

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Can Romney sell Americans hope and long-term prosperity over the irresistible tendency of America to give in to Obama’s pandering and bribes?

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

by Gary Gerofsky

When GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney candidly said, “that 47 percent of Americans pay no taxes and that he could not appeal to them with his tax proposals because of that fact,” he was inelegantly exposing a major problem for the Republican’s re-election chances. I admire the man for stating the truth but the truth should have been part of an open address complete with his solutions on how he might change this awful fact which threatens to undermine Western economies very soon.

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Democrats boo God and Israel at convention [VIDEO]

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

At their national convention in Charlotte, N.C., “Democrats had approved a platform on Tuesday that made no mention of God or Jerusalem,” according to the AP. Even President Obama took note of these “omissions,” and he, “personally intervened to order Democrats to change language in their party platform to add a mention of God and declare that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, campaign officials said Wednesday.” Despite the party’s top man trying to perform damage control:

The platform changes did not sit well with some Democratic delegates gathered in Charlotte, N.C., for the party’s three-day convention. Many in the audience booed after the convention chairman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, ruled that the amendments had been approved despite the fact that a large group of delegates had objected. He called for a vote three times before ruling. [Watch video below.]

That’s how extreme the Democratic Party has become, banning G#d and attacking Israel during their national convention. This behavior is what one might expect from hardcore Marxist-Leninists, not the party which produced great politicos like Harry S. Truman and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Of course, most Democrats at the convention are extremists, completely out of touch with main street U.S.A. More than 9 in 10 Americans believe in God, while “sympathy for Israel was 61% compared to 19% for the Palestinians,” as measured by Gallup in 2011 and 2012, respectively.

This pathetic behavior is another example of how far Left the Democratic Party has swung, hopefully enough to get President Obama and many Democrats thrown out of the White House and Congress in the November elections, respectively.

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Did Spain’s appeasement satisfy the Islamo-fascists? No.

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Spanish police arrested three suspected al Qaeda operatives Wednesday out of fear they planned an airborne attack in Europe, according to Spain’s interior minister, Jorge Fernandez Diaz. … Diaz called one of those arrested a “very important member” of al Qaeda who is an expert in explosives and poison. …

- ABC News, 8/2/2012

One would think that after al-Qaeda’s horrific terrorist attack against Madrid’s rail system on March 11, 2004, the Spanish people would’ve been galvanized in opposition to terrorism. At least 192 people were murdered more than 1,400 wounded. Sadly, they galvanized in appeasement of terrorism, reacting exactly as al-Qaeda wanted them to, by voting the appeasement-promising Socialist party into power. The Socialists promised to pull Spanish troops out of Iraq the day after the election. But all this Spanish appeasement has been for naught.

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Unbroken Spirit: Rabbi Yosef Mendelevitch Speaks

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

By Fern Sidman

In his new English language memoir entitled, “Unbroken Spirit: A Heroic Story of Faith, Courage and Survival” (Gefen Publishing), internationally renowned former Soviet refusenik, Rabbi Yosef Mendelevitch takes his readers on a compelling trajectory of his life in this deeply poignant narrative. As a young boy growing up as an atheist in the Stalinist era, Rabbi Mendelevitch soon embarked on a journey to his Jewish heritage and emerged as a dynamic leader in the Jewish underground movement in the former Soviet Union. After 11 grueling years in the Gulag of Siberian forced labor camps, his dream was realized when he immigrated to Israel in 1981. Today, he is a noted Orthodox educator in the religious Zionist movement. Rabbi Mendelevitch was recently on a book tour in the United States and took time out of his schedule for this interview.

Q: You had already published your memoir in Hebrew many years ago. Why did you decide to come out with an English version at this particular juncture in time?

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Obama’s ignorance: Entrepreneurs “didn’t build” their businesses

Monday, July 16th, 2012

… “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen,” President Obama declared at a campaign stop in Virginia. He goes on to dig an even deeper hole by adding, “If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own.” …

- Yahoo! Finance, July 16, 2012

President Obama plans to raise taxes on all Americans earning more than $250,000 per year, if re-elected. In other words, Obama plans to stifle the American economic engine.

It is easy to sit around complaining about America’s “elite, rich.” Some U.S. citizens work very hard, but never make anywhere near $250,000 per year. Of course you get help from your employees when running a company, but Obama has never run anything akin to a business and is just spouting ignorant, populist platitudes. So is it fair — or even wise — to punish those who do make that much in a year? No, it is not.

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Bush and Obama Together At Last: In Misunderstanding the Middle East

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

By Barry Rubin

In one of his first statements since leaving office, former President George W. Bush remarked on Middle East developments in an article, “The Arab Spring and American Ideals,” in the Wall Street Journal, May 18. The former president reflects certain American misconceptions about the Middle East that are starting to blow up big-time in the region.

Bush writes:

“We do not get to choose if a freedom revolution should begin or end in the Middle East or elsewhere. We only get to choose what side we are on.”

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Terrorist Suspects ‘Connected’ to Occupy Cleveland; Occupy Tries to Spin; Violence at Rallies

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Occupy Cleveland canceled a scheduled rally Tuesday after a group of men connected to the organization were arrested by the FBI. …

newsnet5.com, Scripps TV Station Group, 5/1/12

These “group of men” — terrorist thugs — “…had planted what were believed to be explosive devices under the Ohio 82 bridge over Cuyahoga Valley National Park as part of a May Day protest today.” Note that, “More than 13,000 vehicles travel over the bridge each day…” These guys wanted blood, and I emphasize that:

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Free Markets Can Transform the Middle East

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

by Daniel Doron*

As the high hopes for a brave new Middle East fade rapidly, Western policymakers must recognize that promoting market economics and its inevitable cultural changes are far more critical to the region’s well-being than encouraging free elections or resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict. In addition to producing material prosperity, diffusing power, and curbing tyranny, economic freedom promotes social, cultural, and religious changes conducive to democracy and tolerance. It enhances personal responsibility and social involvement and instills good work habits and accountability. It builds a civil society with a stake in peace. If there is to be any hope of lasting peace and stability in the Middle East, nothing less will do.

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The New Democratic Party: Canada’s opposition party shows its true colours

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

By Gary Gerofsky

The far left of center Canadian New Democratic Party (NDP) has been an option that a minority of voters in Canada considered seriously. Federally, they have never been in power and, of the three main parties (Conservative, Liberal and NDP), the NDP always came in third. Provincially they have held power in Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Nova Scotia and partially in the Yukon.

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