Saturday, November 30, 2019

If the blind are leading the blind, who is watching out for the potholes?

A few weeks ago word leaked out that one of the most popular Christian businesses in America, Chick-fil-A, had dropped three of their long time charities. To make matters worse, that news was followed by confirmation that the Chick-fil-A Foundation had decided to become more socially inclusive and had begun to support LGBT and anti-Christian groups. The entire list was discovered buried inside the organizations massive IRS form 990-PF list of charitable contributions. Right there on page 11, among hundreds of groups, the name of the arch-enemy of every Conservative was the $2500. donation to the SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER INC, 400 WASHINGTON AVENUE, MONTGOMERY, AL 36104.

Damn history always repeats itself when people ignore it. The Boy Scouts of America is on the verge of bankruptcy today because they capitulated to the demands to become inclusive. First they changed their policy and allowed homosexual scouts, then they changed their policy and allowed homosexual scout leaders, then the secretly covered up the abuses of the homosexual scout leaders, then they mortgaged their possessions to pay for the lawsuits.

Memo to Chick-fil-A From the BSA

Alexander's Column on The Patriot Post
There is a lot to admire about Chick-fil-A, but good, faithful people can make poor decisions.
Mark Alexander · Nov. 26, 2019

I was a Boy Scouts of America leader for almost 15 years, my two sons are Eagle Scouts, and for the last 10 years, I have served on the Executive Board of a historic Council. It is with that background for context that I issue the following warning to our friends at Chick-fil-A.

I have watched the National BSA’s slow-motion slide from one of the nation’s leading character-building organizations for young men into the cultural abyss that inevitably follows the implementation of policies endeavoring to comport with the current gender devolution orthodoxy.

I was struck this week by a comment from Russell Ballard, a leader of the Mormon Church and member of its Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Ballard was explaining the upcoming divorce between the Boy Scouts of America (now “The Scouts”) and Scout Units associated with the Mormon Church.

Ballard claimed, “The reality is we didn’t really leave them; they kind of left us. The direction they were going was not consistent to what we feel our youth need to have … to survive in the world that lies ahead for them.”

That statement is grossly inaccurate because, in 2013, it was BSA President Wayne Perry, a Mormon, who led the charge to allow gender-confused youth — those who identify as “gay” — into the ranks of the Boy Scouts. Announcing that policy change in May of that year, Perry insisted that the “resolution reaffirms our core belief in doing one’s ‘duty to God,’” but insisted the BSA “would maintain the current membership policy for all adult leaders,” prohibiting homosexual leaders. But Perry was also quick to note: “Some have voiced concerns that this proposal could put children at risk of being abused. The BSA makes no connection between sexual abuse and homosexuality.”

Ahead of that national BSA board decision, I wrote an open letter to an Eagle Scout, knowing that after so much effort to obtain that rank, this decision would be demoralizing to many Eagle Scouts. I also warned that opening this capitulatory door would lead to demands for homosexual adult leaders.

Indeed, in July 2015, the BSA national board changed their policy to allow homosexual leaders. I responded with a critical analysis of that terrible decision: “The Boy Scouts’ ‘Gay Pride’ Merit Badge.”

In January 2017, the BSA national board capitulated to the next demand, allowing so-called “transgender youth.” For the record, there is no such thing as “transgender.” Regardless of what self-mutilation one undertakes, genetically they will be the same gender from birth to death. But I digress…

It is no small irony that, last year, the BSA announced it was facing the prospect of bankruptcy due to lawsuits in response to homosexual predation on boys — given that BSA leaders had attempted to conceal information about these predators for decades. (They have even mortgaged their crown jewel, Philmont Scout Ranch, reportedly for a line of credit to settle claims.)

In other words, the national BSA board already knew there was a history of adult predators, but still implemented policies that would expose more boys to predation. Despite the fact that virtually all BSA sexual assaults have been homosexual, recall Perry’s mindless assertion: “The BSA makes no connection between sexual abuse and homosexuality.”

As a result of the absurd BSA policy changes, from 2013 to 2018, scouting membership dropped from 2.7 million to 2 million. In January of next year, the BSA will lose an estimated 400,000 LDS Youth members, bringing national membership down to 1.6 million.

So what is the lesson here for Chick-fil-A and its recent policy changes regarding Christian organizations it supports?

First, one reason the BSA capitulated to homosexuals is that the national board is populated with wealthy corporate types — they are fundraisers who also have to be concerned that their association with the BSA might cause a boycott of their corporations. Thus it is a “Faustian Bargain” to invite wealthy corporate types as board members and trustees, thus the board pressure behind these changes.

But Chick-fil-A is a privately held company and its board is controlled by CEO Dan Cathy, son of company founder Truett Cathy, and his family. Thus they do not have the same public corporate motive to abide by leftist social orthodoxies. The primary question for the Cathy family is one of balancing principles with profits.

Second, I have met the Cathys, and many folks with Chick-fil-A, and I know well the extraordinary support they have provided to faith-based groups over the decades. But they have been under assault by homosexual advocacy groups since 2012, when Dan Cathy made clear his opposition to same-sex marriage based on clear Christian principles.

The recent decision to drop some Christian organizations from their support roster after their commitments expired, was arguably based on the company’s store expansion priorities — and not wanting to meet homosexual resistance in those markets. Chick-fil-A President Tim Tassopoulos commented on those priorities as they related to dropping some Christian ministries: “There’s no question we know that, as we go into new markets, we need to be clear about who we are. There are lots of articles and newscasts about Chick-fil-A, and we thought we needed to be clear about our message.”

But the decision to make those changes originated with Rodney D. Bullard, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Chick-fil-A, which includes Community Affairs and Environmental Sustainability initiatives. Bullard is also executive director of Chick-fil-A Foundation, from where the company’s $10 million in annual charitable donations are awarded.
Bullard is an exceptional person. He grew up in Decatur, Georgia, the son of a minister and educator, in a faithful household with limited means. He struggled to read at an early age but overcame that struggle with the help of a teacher who took a special interest in his situation and tutored him. He says, “If not for Mrs. Adams, I might have lost faith in myself and never realized the power of my ability to learn.”

Bullard is a model of that “power and ability,” coming a long way uphill since he learned to read. From modest beginnings, he earned an appointment to the Air Force Academy. After graduating from USAFA, he achieved loftier goals, including being selected to serve as a White House Fellow under the Bush(43) administration. He earned a law degree from Duke University and worked for the Department of Justice prior to being hired by Chick-fil-A.
In a May interview, Bullard declared that Chick-fil-A Foundation was guided by a “higher calling than any political or cultural war.” But the political and cultural doors he has opened imply that “higher calling” is being unduly influenced by the “political or cultural war.”

There is a lot to admire about Rodney Bullard, the Cathy family and Chick-fil-A. This is a good company run by good people who do a lot of good things for their employees, customers and the communities they serve. But good people of faith can make poor decisions and, in my estimation, the recent decision to drop Christian organizations that support the timeless traditional definition of marriage and family hints at a trend toward placing profits over principles. Moreover it may foretell a slide toward simultaneously being “in the world” and “of the world,” rather than in the world, but not of the world. That is a faith and culture bridge that Truett Cathy would never have attempted to cross.

All said, the primary lesson from the BSA for Chick-fil-A is this: Similar to the BSA, Chick-fil-A’s corporate model and customer base have been built on a foundation of strong Christian principles.
Devaluing those principles devalues their customer base. And opening the door to such devaluation has already invited more efforts to silence the principles upon which this good company was founded.
My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides

Saturday, November 9, 2019

RINO's without backbones

Its unfortunate that the mighty African Rhino has to share an acronym with the weakest low life in politics, the Republican In Name Only. Too many times the voters have given control of Congress and the White House to Republicans only to find a bunch of weak-kneed do-gooders who couldn't flush a toilet let alone drain a swamp.

As soon as the Republicans took control of both houses of Congress in January 2017 I suspected President Trump was going to have trouble cleaning out the swamp when some leading Republicans began saying we don't prosecute our opposition like third world countries do. That attitude is going to be the downfall of the GOP unless our leaders begin to adopt the same aggressive tactics that the Democrats have used.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

The political facts of life

I thinks its a bad idea to consider political opponents untouchable for their crimes just because some politicians feel prosecuting opponents would make us appear to be like some third-world dictatorship. This is why the Democrats have so many candidates running for president.
 My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

When are we going to start fighting the lying liberal news media?

Ever hear the expression, Everybody complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it? 

Yeah, and what about the lying liberal news on television? Did you know that every TV station has a broadcast license and they have to get it renewed by the Federal Communications Commission. And you have a right to file an objection. One objection doesn't bear enough weight but tens of thousands do. So when are conservatives going to start?

All of the following links came from the FCC web site. If you want read them and find out how to fight back and then start writing letters.

Broadcast Television License Renewals by STATE

Petitions to Deny / Informal Objections

License Renewal Applications for Television Broadcast Stations

Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Public Participation in the License Renewal Process
All broadcast station licenses are granted by the Commission for a term of eight years. Currently, all radio station licenses are scheduled to expire between 2019 and 2022. All television station licenses are scheduled to expire between 2020 and 2023

Commission’s Rules. Internet links to that schedule are provided in the next paragraph.
During the license renewal process, viewers and listeners of the stations whose licenses are up for renewal may participate in the process either by filing a petition to deny or an informal objection against a renewal or by filing positive comments about a broadcaster’s service. The petition to deny is more formal and must meet certain procedural requirements discussed below.
Go to this web page and download the PDF instructions
My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Democrat makes Gun Control promise

A person drunk with power will never tell you a lie. Neither will a political party. Now we know what Gun Control really means to Democrats. 

This is what it means to me.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Documenting how "Evil Never Sleeps" may be an unending story.

Two things happened yesterday on different sides of the country that explain how badly Democrats and RINOs have ruined our nation. In a Federal Court in Alexandria, Virginia U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga, who was appointed by President George W. Bush,  ruled that the government’s Terror Watchlist that placed suspected Muslims on the “No Fly” list violated their constitutional rights. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the unindicted co-conspirators in the Hamas Holy Land terror funding case, challenged the watchlist on behalf of Muslims.
In California, the Board of Supervisors for the City and County of San Francisco voted unanimously to declare the National Rifle Association as a Domestic Terrorist Organization. To put things into proper perspective it should be noted that the NRA has been accused of almost every crime in recent years except hijacking airplanes and flying them into buildings.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Evil never sleeps and neither do Liberals trying to change America.

The liberal mob has been working overtime for decades to redefine our society. They have a unique talent for coining hot words that get embedded into our vernacular and live on forever. 50 years ago in N.Y. the liberals wanted to ban "Saturday Night Specials" supposedly a cheap, sometimes home made, device that was able to shoot bullets. When the law was finally written it included dozens of name brand expensive revolvers and pistols.
Today, sporting guns often imitate the appearance but not the function of military weapons. So the liberals coined a new scary term, "Assault Weapon", a term the military doesn’t even use.  And any rifle that isn't made with a wood or plastic stock and is black in color is now described as an assault weapon. And liberals don’t even know what they’re talking about. Watch this video on CNN about the “fully semi-automatic” assault weapon.
There are two points about the 2nd Amendment that everyone needs to understand. First, the purpose of the Amendment was: “necessary to the security of a free state” that is, to arm the public to stand against a tyrannical government. Second, when it was written, the public was allowed to own the same weapons that the military was using. 

A long time ago someone described the gradual loss of our liberty as the Salami Principle. If that group wishing to deprive American citizens of their freedom sliced off a large chunk it would be made immediately clear and civil war would result. But if the salami was whittled down, one thin slice at a time, no one would notice.

Such is the case with The Right To Keep And Bear Arms. At one time prior to the Second World War it was not illegal to own a fully automatic sub-machine gun. Today any modern weapon that looks anything like a military weapon is scorned as an Assault Weapon. The goal of the Liberal mob is to disarm American citizens and they are patiently trying every little sneaky tactic they can think of. They claim they want enhanced background checks but wrap that around gun registration. Once our guns are registered we stand to witness a repeat of confiscation as happened in pre-WWII Germany. Now they have dreamed up something new, the Red Flag laws. 
A few years ago, during the Obama administration the anti-gun liberals managed to change the law affecting older recipients of Social Security. They decided that anyone collecting Social Security who used a family member to pay their bills was incompetent to handle their own affairs and shouldn't own guns. Luckily, this rule was cancelled when Donald Trump became president.
The SH!T is about to hit the fan.
Weak-kneed Republicans are now leaning toward RED FLAG laws. Like any new law passed with good intentions, anti-gun fanatics will find a way to abuse it. So be very aware of the Red Flag Laws. The theory sounds good, a family member alerts police of an older relative that has signs of emotional problems so they go get a court order to remove that person's guns. But then the law gets misused and it becomes a friend or neighbor or a stranger that complains to the police and there is no burden of proof before they take away your guns.
The comments from the anti-gun mob prove only one thing, being Liberal is a mental illness. And you cannot win an argument with a Liberal by using facts. They have never offered a concise rational rebuttal to the simple phrase: "When all guns are outlawed, only outlaws will own guns." I am not referring to the logic that law-abiding patriots will become outlaws when they refuse to surrender their guns, I am referring to the simple fact that criminals today, by virtue of the fact that they are criminals, would not be expected to give up the tools of their trade nor would they be impeded by any proposed gun laws any more than they are impeded by existing gun laws.
 My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides

Monday, July 22, 2019

Update on Tracie Hunter. Justice is finally served when she is dragged off to jail.

After a 5-year long battle in the Ohio legal system, a convicted Democrat was finally sent off to jail to serve a six month sentence. This was no ordinary Democrat. This was Tracie Hunter who up until her conviction was an elected Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge. And in a final act of defiance Tracie Hunter had to be literally dragged out of the courtroom this morning after losing the last of her numerous appeals.

I have been following the career of this woman since 2010 when she lost the election in Hamilton County to a Republican until after she won a federal lawsuit that required some previously uncounted votes to be counted. When they were counted, Hunter received enough votes to vault her over John Williams and win the election.
In the years following Tracie Hunter, a Black woman, began to demonstrate racial bias and favoritism toward Black defendants and I began to keep a record. But it was only after a Grand Jury indicted Tracie Hunter for 8-Felony counts of abuse in office was she put on trial for her crimes. The jury verdict was hung on 7 counts but convicted her of one and she was sentenced to six months in jail.

Watch the video of this disgraced former judge being dragged from the courtroom this morning. Justice is finally served.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Patriots call for NRA Executive Vice-President Wayne LaPierre's resignation

Alexander's Column

The Second Amendment v NRA Fratricidal Fire

"The NRA must get its act together quickly [and] stop the internal fighting." —Donald Trump
Mark Alexander · Jun. 26, 2019
“The ultimate authority … resides in the people alone. … The advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation … forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any…” —James Madison (1788)
When I was 19, during the summer between my freshman and sophomore years, I graduated from a state police academy, which provided certification to work as a uniformed patrolman while completing my undergraduate degree. I was old enough to carry a sidearm as a police officer, but too young to purchase a handgun for academy training, so a department head purchased the gun for me to use for qualifications. These were the days just before semi-auto pistols became the standard sidearm, and my supervisor suggested a Colt revolver — a .357 Magnum Python with a four-inch barrel. It was my first sidearm, and I still have it.
I was the youngest recruit at the academy that summer, but on qualification day, I took the top marksmanship award with that Python — much to the mocking of the more experienced officers in my class. In the years that followed, I was involved in more than a few memorable calls ranging from humorous to life-threatening, and that Python was on my side for the whole tour. I even had the privilege of walking perimeter gun for two presidents.
A few years after graduating from college, I heard about two six-inch Pythons that were part of an estate sale — serial numbers three and five — and I managed to purchase those guns ahead of the auction for $2,500. That was a lot of money 30 years ago, and it was one of the most expensive “collectible” purchases I’ve ever made. But I have no regrets. In 2016, when doing an insurance evaluation, I thought those guns might now be worth twice their original value, and had each appraised. Much to my surprise, multiple appraisals returned values well into six figures for the pair. I was shocked at those valuations and decided against keeping something of such value in my house and paying those premiums.
Why am I telling you this?
Because I could’ve sold the two Pythons and put the proceeds against our home mortgage. But instead of having those end up in a private collection on somebody else’s shelf, I decided to share them with tens of thousands of people, and donated the pair to the NRA museum. They now belong to the NRA.
I did so because, like all Patriots, I’m a firearms enthusiast, and I want this donation to help inspire the next generation of Second Amendment defenders. Far more important than the value of those Pythons as works of art (which I think they are) is the fact that we need defenders of American Liberty in every generation — those who are committed to ensuring that “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Which leads me to this…
There is no way to put a smiley face on the contentious and disgraceful leadership disputes at the National Rifle Association. While those spilled into the public domain in April, for years concerns about how the organization spends its member dues have been simmering among some board and staff members.
After former NRA President Oliver North resigned in late April — during the national convention in Indianapolis — it became clear that those expenditure concerns were not only unresolved, but had metastasized.
For the record, I’m a lifetime member of the NRA.
Let me state clearly that I take no pleasure in publishing the following analysis, which may infringe upon some annual support from a few NRA principals. But my devotion and our Patriot Post team’s allegiance is, first and foremost, to Liberty, which is protected, first and foremost, by our Constitution’s Second Amendment. Thus, central to The Patriot Post’s mission is advocating for the Second Amendment.
By extension, we stand with the grassroots Americans who sustain Liberty — and the five million NRA members whose dues sustain that organization’s standing as the nation’s foremost defender of the Second Amendment against enemies seeking to weaken or repeal that venerable “palladium of the liberties of the republic.”
In his resignation letter, North, who was elected to his NRA office in May of 2018, wrote about his concern regarding the organization’s spending, and specifically that of NRA Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre: “There is a clear crisis — it needs to be dealt with immediately and responsibly so the NRA can continue to focus on protecting our Second Amendment.” North was in the process of setting up a special committee to look into alleged financial misappropriations, which he believed were serious enough to threaten the NRA’s nonprofit status.
LaPierre, who has been at the NRA’s helm since 1991 and has the support of most of the NRA board, retained his position after North’s departure. He’s been a very effective leader for many years, and he now enjoys an annual compensation package of more than $5 million.
The NRA tried to contain this internal dispute, but within weeks of North’s resignation and replacement by Carolyn Meadows, one of the NRA’s most respected board members, Allen West, called for LaPierre’s resignation.
West, a former U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, former U.S. congressman, and longtime defender of the Second Amendment, said: “I do not support Wayne LaPierre continuing as the EVP/CEO of the NRA. There is a cabal of cronyism operating within the NRA and that exists within the Board of Directors. It must cease, and I do not care if I draw their angst. … It’s very important for us to have the trust and confidence of the members.”
Indeed it is.
At a time when the mayors of the nation’s most powerful socialist Democrat urban centers, New York and Los Angeles, in collusion with their Leftmedia propagandists, are trying to silence the NRA’s advocacy of our First Civil Right — the Second Amendment — by suppressing the organization’s First Amendment rights, the NRA dispute has become a very public distraction from its all-important agenda.
LaPierre said of the New York case, “This is perhaps the most important First Amendment case in the history of the United States of America.” Unfortunately, what the NRA leadership is also dealing with is the most significant challenge to its organizational support and tax status in its history, and the Demo/MSM talkingheads are basking in the glow of this circular fratricidal fire.
Coinciding with North’s resignation, the NRA sued its ad agency, Ackerman McQueen, over millions of dollars in billing issues and amid accusations of questionable expenses, including those of LaPierre. As a result, the NRA announced Tuesday that it is shutting down NRATV.
Then, earlier this month, LaPierre decided to file suit against North over his alleged effort to “coerce” LaPierre’s resignation.
Adding insult to injury, LaPierre then suspended NRA legislative director Chris Cox for the same reason. Cox, who also ran the NRA’s PAC and was arguably more indispensable than LaPierre, responded to his suspension, saying, “For over 24 years, I have been a loyal and effective leader in this organization. My efforts have always been focused on serving the members of the National Rifle Association, and I will continue to focus all of my energy on carrying out our core mission of defending the Second Amendment.”
In the best interest of the NRA’s mission, Cox elected to resign today.
By way of disclosure, I’ve met all of the above players, but I know LaPierre and Cox primarily by reputation.
However, I first met LtCol Oliver North more than 30 years ago when he worked for Ronald Reagan’s National Security Council. After his involvement in the so-called Iran-Contra Affair, I helped North’s former commanding general raise the funds necessary for North’s legal defense. In 1991, his convictions were vacated and reversed, and all charges filed against him dismissed.
Suffice it to say, I supported North because he was then, and remains now, a Patriot of the first order.
As for LtCol Allen West, in 2003 The Patriot Post was his earliest defender after he was charged with violating Articles 128 (assault) and 134 (general article) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The charges stemmed from an incident during Operation Iraqi Freedom, when West received an intelligence briefing of a pending plot to ambush men under his command near Tikrit, Iraq. In an effort to convince a detainee to divulge what he knew about the plot, West discharged his sidearm within safe proximity of the man’s head. “I know the method I used was not right,” said West, “but I wanted to take care of my soldiers.”
He did just that, and in order to defend West, we launched a successful media campaign. His charges were ultimately referred to an Article 15 proceeding instead of a court-martial, which resulted in a fine, but he was still relieved of his command. Notably, there were no ambushes against American forces in Taji until after West’s departure.
As is the case with Oliver North, Allen West is a Patriot of the first order.
The bottom line with the NRA disputes is this: It’s Wayne LaPierre against North, West, and Cox — and, increasingly, against the NRA’s grassroots membership. So, who should I side with amid what firearms policy expert Stephen Gutowski correctly labels “Chaos at the NRA”?
As such battles of Titans go, there is one thing that is plain to me, and it does not require taking any side other than that of the Second Amendment.
In his own letter to the NRA board about the dispute, LaPierre began with these words: “Leaders in every walk of life must often choose: between what is true, and what is polite; between what is convenient, and what is right.”
Regardless of the accusations being fired between battle lines, and taking full account of Wayne LaPierre’s remarkable service leading the NRA’s defense of the Second Amendment for decades, a growing number of NRA members agree with Allen West — that “what is right” for the good of the organization and its mission is for LaPierre to fall on his sword and humbly bow out. The fact he did not do so months ago is troubling.
Watching the NRA’s slow-motion leadership meltdown is reminiscent of another recent leadership meltdown that has left a once-great conservative organization in marked decline. It is my hope that the NRA does not go the way of the Boy Scouts of America. The NRA board needs to understand that the current dispute will show up in waning support for the organization in the coming years, if not resolved now.
The NRA’s most visible supporter, Donald Trump, insists, “The NRA … must get its act together quickly, stop the internal fighting, and get back to greatness fast!”
Achieving that goal is LaPierre’s responsibility.
All who stand with us as defenders of American Liberty have a stake in resolving the NRA dispute, and Justice Joseph Story outlined why in his foundational Commentaries on the Constitution: “The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.”
(P.S. Wayne, if you can’t do the right thing, my wife would appreciate the return of those Pythons so we can retire our mortgage.)
Semper Vigilans Fortis Paratus et Fidelis
Pro Deo et Libertate — 1776

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My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides.
For the record I have been a Life Member of the NRA for over 50 years and a Benefactor Level member for the last 10 years. I have also been vocal in protesting the NRA past policies aligning themselves with Democrats. Here is a list of my columns criticizing the NRA.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Heroes of the NRA shaft American gun owners. Again.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The day after the tidal wave hit Washington

Friday, August 13, 2010
The short history of the NRA: When you dance with the Devil you will get burned.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Is the NRA about to commit the ultimate treachery against gun owners?

Monday, June 13, 2011
Jeff Knox knows what's wrong with the NRA and so do I.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
NRA Political Victory Fund chairman Chris W. Cox needs a brain transplant

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
When playing politics, don't let 'backburning' bite you in the butt.

Saturday, November 20, 2010
Wayne LaPierre continues to complain about the monster the NRA helped create.

Monday, May 2, 2011
Can we really believe this: "NRA Vows to Take Down Obama in 2012”

Saturday, August 28, 2010
I've told the NRA: Not one damn dime for a Democrat

Wednesday, July 21, 2010
NRA-PVF Chairman Chris W. Cox tries to soothe anti-Reid complaints

Monday, April 9, 2012
The NRA is a contradiction in logic. You cannot fight the anti-gun politicians and feed them at the same time.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Wayne LaPierre Standing Guard: His left hand doesn't know what his right hand is doing.

Monday, August 30, 2010
NRA supports Democrats who support amnesty and gun control

Friday, July 2, 2010
Responding to the treachery of the National Rifle Association.

Friday, June 21, 2019

National Black Republicans Association responds to House Democrats call for Reparations

Ten years ago in September 2009 I began to write a political blog. I called it my Conscience of a Conservative. One of the first posts I did was an outreach to the National Black Republicans Association and reposted the most remarkable story I ever read. It was a detailed rewrite of 200 years of racist history at the hands of the Democrat Party. The story was a list of grievances committed by Democrats against Black people in America.

Reparations Petition to Congress
Demanding a Formal Apology to  African Americans
 for the
 Democratic Party’s 200-year History of Racism

Frances Presley Rice is the creator of this blog and recently revisited the subject when the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives opened up the subject this week of the American government paying restitution to Black Americans for the years of slavery. This is her response.

Friday, June 21, 2019

BOOM: Burgess Owens drops truth bomb, says DEMOCRATS need to pay reparations for slavery

By Chris Pandolfo

Blaze Media | Facebook

Testifying to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil liberties Wednesday, former Oakland Raider Burgess Owens shocked the room by reminding the Democrats their party was the party of slavery.

Democrats had set up the hearing to inquire about passing slavery reparations for black Americans. Owens, a conservative, submitted that if any modern Americans should be held responsible for the evils of slavery and forced to pay restitution for it, it should be the Democratic Party.

“I used to be a Democrat until I did my history and found out the misery that that party brought to my race,” Owens said.

He continued, "I do believe in restitution. Let's point to the party that was part of slavery, KKK, Jim Crow, that has killed over 40% of our black babies, 20 million of them. State of California, 75% of our black boys can't past standard reading and writing test, a Democratic state. Let's pay reparation. Let's pay restitution. How about a Democratic Party pay for all the misery brought to my race."

The Democrats were left speechless.

Author: Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.


Sunday, June 9, 2019

Repost: The Schizophrenic Muslim Mind

The Schizophrenic Muslim Mind

Muslims are torn by two competing realities. The first is the illusion of supremacy upon which they have been suckled all their lives by the Mother of all books (the Qur’an). The second is the real world in which they have to live.
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Talk with an average Muslim and sooner rather than later you will hear him/her boast — theirs is the best religion (“Today I have perfected for you your religion” — Quran 5.3); they have the best prophet (Muhammad is the seal of the prophets, i.e., the final prophet with Allah’s most complete revelation for mankind); they have the best book (the Qur’an is the literal, inimitable, unchangeable words of Allah); the best people (“You are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind” — 3.110); theirs is the best language (the language of Arabic is the language of heaven, and certainly the language of revelation); they have the best law (Shari’a is divine law, and all the world should be governed by it); they have the best “blood” (i.e., according to divine law the shedding of a Muslim’s blood is a capital crime, while the shedding of the blood of a kafir is halal (permitted), in some cases requiring a payment of restitution to the victim’s family, in other cases stirring promises of heavenly rewards for dispatching a disbeliever properly to hellfire.
Indoctrinated to believe in Islam’s paramountcy, and therefore in their supremacy over everything non-Islamic, Muslims mindlessly roar “Allahu akbar” in unison whenever the imperative “takbir” is shouted. 
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Often wrongly translated in the West as “Allah is great,” what this means more precisely is “Allah is greater!” It is a claim to superiority, to the supremacy of Allah’s name over any rival which the non-Muslim world might offer in competition.
As Allah’s followers, Muslims believe it is mandatory that they rule over non-Muslims. Slaves are permitted, because infidels lack the dignity and valoiue of Muslims. Islamic law forbids that non-Muslims ever hold positions of authority over Muslims, especially in government. The Cairo Declaration on Human Rights (the Islamic world’s 1990 response to the 1948 United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which Muslim governments refused to acknowledge) openly states:
“The right to hold public office can only be exercised in accordance with the Shari’a, which forbids Muslims to submit to the rule of non-Muslims.”
Moreover, Muslims who rule can only do so in accordance with Islamic law — they are not permitted to innovate. Because Islam is perfect and supreme, according to its leaders, critical inquiry is not allowed. Any thinking which might question the received faith is initially discouraged, and if pursued, finally punished. According to the Quran (33:36):
It is not fitting for a Believer, man or woman, when a matter has been decided by Allah and His Messenger to have any option about their decision: if any one disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he is indeed on a clearly wrong Path.
The most chilling extension of this suppression is, of course, the penalty of apostasy, which all the schools of Shari’a (both Sunni and Shi’ite) label a capital crime, with execution typically by beheading.
So Muslims are raised to believe in the supremacy of Islam over all else, and they toe the line well under the shadow of the sword of judgment. But here is where real life begins to interfere with fantasy.
If Islam indeed is the best religion, why does it need a law to compel people to remain within its confines?
If it is the perfection of revealed truth, why is critical inquiry not encouraged? After all, an honest search for truth should lead toward what is ultimately true, and not away from it. Truth stands up under scrutiny. So, why not encourage scholars to study the early manuscript evidence of the Qur’an and reveal to their lay audiences the facts that there is no original text of the Qur’an in existence, and that the various early manuscripts which do exist contain discrepancies from one another.
If the Qur’an is only truly the revealed words of Allah when read and understood in classical Arabic, why did Allah not cause all humanity to speak Arabic, so that the world could truly grasp his revelation? Why today does less than one quarter of the world’s Muslim population speak or read Arabic, and even fewer among that elite group understand the ancient and complex classical Arabic of the Qur’an? Why do Muslim scholars not openly admit that due to the mists of history and evolution of language, roughly one out of every five sentences in the Qur’an is unintelligible, and we are left with the best guesses of linguists?
Why is the eternal, perfect revelation of Allah concerned about squabbles in Muhammad’s harem, or with whether he can marry the divorced wife of his adopted son? Why should the timeless word give detailed instructions about caravan raids and battles with neighbors? Would not one hope that God’s best revelation to the human race should contain things more lofty than the prosaic concerns of a desert warrior?
Wouldn’t we hope for a restatement or clarification of the Ten Commandments or the Sermon on the Mount from the Mother of All Books? And yet we find in the Qur’an no clear teaching of a universal morality woven into the fabric of creation by its Monarch. Indeed, if the Qur’an and Shari’a are any indication, what is “moral” or “righteous” before Allah is that which advances the cause of Islam (whatever it takes), and what is “wrong” is whatever impedes that advance:
O believers, whosoever of you turns from his religion, God will assuredly bring a people He loves, and who love Him, humble towards the believers, disdainful towards the unbelievers, men who struggle in the path of God, not fearing the reproach of any reproacher. That is God’s bounty; He gives it unto whom He will; and God is All-embracing, All-knowing (5:54).
 Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah, and those who reject Faith Fight in the cause of Evil: So fight ye against the friends of Satan: feeble indeed is the cunning of Satan (4:76).
Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him are severe against disbelievers, and merciful among themselves (48.29).
This is what leads to the summary doctrine of Islam known as al-Walaa’ w’al-Baraa’ (Loyalty and Disavowal).  A Muslim is to devote himself to everything that pleases Allah and to oppose whatever displeases Allah. Morality is defined by what pleases Allah (what advances his supremacy within creation), and immorality becomes whatever stands between Allah and recognition of his supremacy. Oppression, murder, slavery, rape, deception, hatred of the infidel, all become sanctified tools of Allah if they serve to extend his kingdom on earth (i.e., the Muslim conquest of non-Muslims).
Muslims who are troubled by such partisan morality cast their eyes around the world to other cultures and see more elevated, even universal, versions of moral order. They see in the West the stand for universal rights and freedoms, and the aspiration that all human beings should be treated equally. Then they look back at the 57 Muslim-majority nations in the world, and note the number of dictatorships, the endemic nepotism within their leadership, and the rank corruption of their political and religious leaders.
They see that according to international studies, Muslim countries steadily rank at or near the bottom when it comes to personal freedoms, economic opportunities, standard of living, education, and equal rights. They see that human slavery has been eradicated over most of the non-Muslim world, but that it continues to thrive in the heart of the Islamic ummah.
They recognize that all of the blockbuster scientific discoveries and mind-bending technological breakthroughs, all the impetus for invention and innovation, come from the non-Muslim world. Not least among these achievements are the continuous military upgrades which make the West far superior in might than even the best equipped Muslim coalition could conceivably muster.
These realities are what lead to the schizophrenic Muslim mind. While yelling “Allahu akbar,” active Muslim supremacists are forced to scatter for cover whenever US drones are overhead. Knowing they are militarily inferior to infidel forces, jihadis are compelled to use the tactics of asymmetrical warfare: hit and run thrusts, lone wolf suicide bombers, terror attacks against soft targets. They turn as well to non-military tactics, making use of immigration and refugee policies in the West which allow them to infiltrate in large numbers, live as parasite on government welfare, and out-reproduce the native populations so as to increase their size and influence in the decades to come.
Just a few years ago, the Islamic State (ISIS), inebriated with its success in Iraq and Syria, boasted that soon the black flag of Muhammad and his followers would fly over the White House. They boasted ad nauseum that nothing could stop their advance, Allah willing.
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Apparently, Allah was not willing, because when the Trump administration took charge in the White House and decided to act decisively against ISIS in Syria, it was expunged in short order. The roars of Allahu akbar receded into the silence of impotence.
All these tactics and setbacks are an implicit admission that Islam is not superior to the non-Muslim, Western world — even with all our moral weaknesses, the West still outshines the Islamic world in terms of human rights and privileges; our quest for truth in the scientific and technological realms dwarfs that of the Muslim nations; our military strength leads to their saber-rattling and shaky knees, but no offensive engagements.
How can it be that the subjects of Islam, to whom Allah has promised supremacy over all the world, should find themselves inferior to the non-Muslim societies of the West and East? How can it be that there is no Caliphate since the fall of the Ottoman Empire in 1922 which sits as King of the hill, forcing infidel lands into submission before Allah? Why has Allah allowed disbelievers to effectively overrule the Muslim agenda and advance their own instead?
These are questions that the Islamic world is loath to address, because they expose the weaknesses of a religious community indoctrinated to believe it has no weaknesses and must always triumph in the cause of Allah. The Muslim Brotherhood, and other fanatical groups, to their credit have faced these questions. Their answer is that the Muslim world has lost to the West because it has not been committed enough to the cause of Allah and his prophet. If Muslims en masse offer their full devotion to Islam, Allah will make them once again victorious over the infidel world.
But for most other Muslims, this is not a palatable option. Thus, they are content to live a schizophrenic existence, closing their eyes and reciting that they are the best of all peoples with the best of all religions, all the while sensing, deep within their psyches, that it is a lie.
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