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 on: November 07, 2017, 05:09:41 PM 
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Darn those facts that undermine The Narrative™.

Fortunately, President Donald Trump, most Republicans and local lawmakers realize that guns aren’t the problem. As we have stated so many times before, guns are tools that can be used for good when in the hands of law-abiding citizens. Evil people can also use guns to carry out their malicious intentions. But when evil people use anything other than a gun, such as a truck29, a knife, or any other object, there’s hardly ever a leftist cry to ban such items.

Further, murdering someone is a crime.

Yet leftists have an agenda of statist control over everything — thus they cry out for stricter gun laws. In the case of Devin Kelley, the Texas perpetrator, there were already laws in place30 to prevent him from owning a firearm. But in this case, the laws and the system failed.

Kelley was an Air Force veteran court-martialed in 2012 for domestic violence against his then-wife and child. Kelley even intentionally fractured his infant stepson’s skull. He was sentenced to 12 months confinement and a reduction in rank, and he received a bad-conduct discharge. That discharge didn’t disqualify him from owning a firearm; his court-martial along with his domestic violence charge did.

Yet somehow Kelley purchased several firearms from a store in San Antonio. Whenever anyone purchases a firearm from a licensed gun dealer, the prospective customer completes a form including questions about prior convictions. Kelley fraudulently answered at least two questions. Once the form is filled out it is entered into the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which also includes the National Criminal Information Check (NCIC) database. If a person is flagged, no sale of a firearm can be legally made. Kelley should have been flagged and denied sale, but he was not.

How did this happen? Air Force officials reportedly failed31 to report Kelley’s domestic assault charge to the NCIC database, which under federal law it is required to do. In other words, human error enabled Kelley to purchase firearms.

Recall that a similar thing happened with the deranged racist who murdered nine people in Charleston two years ago. Human error in data entry left a hole in his background, too, with tragic results.

So there is already a system in place to prevent this kind of person from owning a firearm, but the bureaucratic process failed. The terrible fact is no such laws are going to prevent every evil guy bent on murder.

In any case, the fact remains that leftists’ call for more gun control is a losing argument32 and for the foreseeable future this will remain the case.

It’s estimated that there are more than 300 million guns owned by Americans. If guns were really the problem, there wouldn’t be many people remaining. Not that polling should ever dictate policy on constitutional rights, but the public has grown increasingly skeptical of gun control over the years, despite (or is it because of) Democrats’ increasingly shrill rhetoric.

The right to keep and bear arms is a natural right that most Americans cherish and don’t want to lose. Most leftists understand that an outright confiscation of firearms would spark a bloody resistance, so instead they seek to restrict in smaller increments the liberties of law-abiding citizens. But what part of “shall not be infringed” do they not understand?

MORE ANALYSIS FROM THE PATRIOT POST

    ‘Bombshell’ Climate Report, Part 5,743,86537 — Leftist holdovers are working overtime to demonize the Trump administration’s work.
    Trump Is Already Leaving His Mark on the Courts38 — The president has tied Ronald Reagan for most appeals court positions filled in his first year.
    Video: Why No One Trusts the Mainstream Media39 — Can the news be fixed? The answer is yes… but the first step to fixing a problem is admitting that we have one.

BEST OF RIGHT OPINION

    Rich Lowry: In Texas, Two Very American Heroes40
    Tony Perkins: ‘We Know the Ending, and It’s Good’41
    Paul Kengor: Birthday of a Bloodbath42
    Stephen Moore: Why the Left Has Been So Wrong About the Trump Boom43
    Cal Thomas: With Teladoc, the Doctor Will See You Now … Really!44

For more of today’s columns, visit Right Opinion45.

OPINION IN BRIEF

Rich Lowry: “No matter how tattered our civil society may be, it still produces people who will risk life and limb for others without hesitation, unbidden by anything other than their own sense of obligation. When Stephen Willeford, 55, heard of the [church] shooting, he left his house barefoot with his AR-15 and started exchanging fire with [the assailant] outside the church. An expert shot, Willeford hit [the assailant] and reportedly aimed for the gaps on his body armor. When [the assailant] got in an SUV and sped off, Willeford jumped in Johnnie Langendorff’s truck and told him to give chase. Langendorff, 27, didn’t ask any questions. He followed Kelley at 95 m.p.h. down the highway, until the perpetrator ran off the road. … Willeford and Langendorff would have been justified in considering their work done when the shooter left the scene of his massacre. They would have been justified in considering it done when he crashed his vehicle. They instead were prepared for another gunfight in the cause of incapacitating him themselves. … Any gun control measure that is sweeping enough to make a dent in the country’s gun stock and render gun ownership difficult enough to, at the margins, keep firearms out of the hands of psychopaths will inevitably affect law-abiding people as well. In places like rural Texas that would rightly be considered a serious imposition. Without a gun, if something goes wrong, the only option is sitting and waiting for the authorities to show up. And the likes of Stephen Willeford and Johnnie Langendorff, obviously, aren’t the waiting kind.”

SHORT CUTS

Horrifying stat of the day: “An October 2016 poll by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation generated a stunning finding: almost one-third of Millennials ‘believe more people were killed under George W. Bush than under Joseph Stalin.’ And it isn’t only those silly Millennials. More than one in four Americans generally believe Bush was the bigger killer.” —Paul Kengor

For the record: “A key to the problem can be seen even in critiques of this Communist hagiography by conservatives, who remind everyone that Communism ‘doesn’t work.’ That seems a funny kind of understatement, like saying that dousing yourself with gasoline and setting yourself on fire ‘doesn’t work.’ It implies some kind of idealistic goal for which the adherents of Communism choose unrealistic means. But the bloody, grinding history of Communism — and most especially the fact that it went on and on and continues even today, many decades after no one can have any illusions — suggests that oppression and murder is the goal.” —Robert Tracinski

Upright: “If there is one lesson the communist century should have taught, it is that the independent authority of universal moral principles cannot be an afterthought, since it is the conviction on which all of civilization depends.” —David Satter

Braying Jenny: “Remember when Jesus of Nazareth came upon thousands of hungry people, and rather than feeding them, thought and prayed? And all those lepers he came upon, and rather than healing them, thought and prayed, and thought and prayed…? Such thinkers and prayers, these supposed inheritors of his faith have become. … It so happens that in the secular world we regulate things like guns through laws. And you can’t think or pray those up. Someone has to ACT.” —MSNBC’s Joy Reid

Braying Jackass: “The murdered victims were in a church. If prayers did anything, they’d still be alive, you worthless sack of sh-t.” —actor Wil Wheaton to House Speaker Paul Ryan

And last… “Bowe Bergdahl, who deserted, fell into the hands of the Taliban, and got multiple American soldiers killed because of their search for him, will get no jail time. Devon Kelley, the Texas shooter, beat up his wife, cracked his son’s skull, and got let out of military jail after a year. But the sailor who took pictures on a submarine is in jail for a year. Military justice does not seem very just.” —Erick Erickson

Join us in daily prayer for our Patriots in uniform — Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen — standing in harm’s way in defense of Liberty, and for their families. We also humbly ask prayer for your Patriot team, that our mission would seed and encourage the spirit of Liberty in the hearts and minds of our countrymen.

Semper Vigilans Fortis Paratus et Fidelis

Nate Jackson, Managing Editor
Mark Alexander, Publisher

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 on: November 07, 2017, 05:08:28 PM 
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IN TODAY’S EDITION

    100 years of communism left 100 million dead. And Millennials are enthralled.
    The assault on Rand Paul is likely the result of spreading leftist hate.
    Not only is the NRA not responsible for the Texas attack, but an NRA instructor stopped it.
    The supposedly “bombshell” climate report is deceptive and doesn’t justify leftist policy.
    Trump is leaving a positive mark on the judiciary.
    Reporter Sharyl Attkisson explains why no one trusts the media.
    Plus our Daily Features: Top Headlines, Memes, Cartoons, Columnists and Short Cuts.

THE FOUNDATION

“Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day.” —Thomas Jefferson (1816)

IN BRIEF

Communism: Ignorance Isn’t Bliss1


As the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution2, responsible for unleashing one of the bloodiest and most oppressive epochs in world history, is upon us, a disturbing survey3 recently released by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation shows that a majority of Millennials favor socialism and communism over capitalism. The survey notes that 58% of Millennials would rather be living under some form of collectivist system than the free market-based system of capitalism.

Marion Smith, executive director of the Victims of Communism, states, “Millennials now make up the largest generation in America, and we’re seeing some deeply worrisome trends. Millennials are increasingly turning away from capitalism and toward socialism and even communism as a viable alternative.” Maybe even more troubling, the survey shows that nearly one in five Millennials view Josef Stalin as a “hero.” Out on a limb, but perhaps that’s because their public school education didn’t include the fact that Stalin killed tens of millions of his own citizens.

Indeed, what are American kids being taught in school? If the idealization of communism isn’t an indictment against America’s poor educational standards, specifically relating to historical events, then we don’t know what is. Should we be surprised that a growing number of college students support restrictions to free speech rights?

Much of the problem may lie with the fact that most Millennials have never truly experienced tyrannically oppressive and murderous government. Nor do they appreciate the very real dangers and threats posed by communist powers during the Cold War. Too often leftist teachers and professors fill students’ minds with the flawed notions of “fairness” of equal outcome rather than the justice of equal opportunity. Historian Sean McMeekin warns, “Today’s Western socialist, dreaming of a world where private property and inequality are outlawed, where rational economic development is planned by far-seeing intellectuals, should be careful what they wish for. They may just get it.”

Factors for increasing numbers of Millennials disillusioned with capitalism may be due to the fact that a majority (53%) feel burdened by the economy, as it has been widely speculated that the Millennial generation will actually fare worse than their parents economically. A generation growing up with high levels of debt and lower earning power while being taught that they’re victims of “The System” will naturally seek to change it, rather than change themselves.

The Politics of Hatred4

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was attacked from behind by his neighbor as he was mowing his own lawn (think about that for a minute) in Bowling Green, Kentucky, last Friday. “Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault. The assailant was arrested and it is now a matter for the police,” said Kelsey Cooper, Sen. Paul’s communications director. Paul suffered five broken ribs, including three displaced fractures. Clearly, that wasn’t very neighborly. And as details slowly emerge, it was worse than that.

The lawyer for Rene Boucher, the neighbor who attacked Paul, claims the dispute that precipitated the attack had nothing to do with politics but was over some “trivial” matter. He insisted, “Senator Paul and Dr. Boucher have been next-door neighbors for 17 years. They are also prominent members of the local medical community and worked together when they were both practicing physicians. The unfortunate occurrence of November 3rd has absolutely nothing to do with either’s politics or political agendas.” Perhaps, but it’s no secret that Paul and his neighbor are on opposite sides of the political spectrum and evidently have not spoken to each other in years.

There is an obvious reason why Boucher’s lawyer would seek to distance his client’s motivation from anything political. If it was political, then Boucher is looking at a federal rather than a state offense, and attacking a U.S. senator “on account of the performance of official duties” carries an 8 to 20 year prison term. At the very least, Boucher faces felony rather than misdemeanor charges due to the severity of the attack.

Irrespective of how this particular incident plays out, the fact that we are questioning if politics was a motive says much about the current state of our national political climate — a political climate in which congressional Republicans are targeted for assassination5 by a socialist. When Democrats, the mainstream media and popular culture feel entirely justified to regularly and falsely paint Republicans and conservatives as the party of racists and bigots6, when Hillary Clinton labels Donald Trump’s supporters a “basket of deplorables7,” and when the Left sees no problem resisting and calling for the impeachment of a justly elected president simply because they don’t like him, we have a real problem. This is type of hatred is the result of one side choosing to exploit identity politics. It remains to be seen if Paul’s neighbor was indeed driven by politically fueled hatred, but there is little question that on a national level America has a dangerously growing problem with “progressive” hate.

Top Headlines8

    Stay classy: Democrat walks out of moment of silence for Texas massacre victims (Fox News9)

    Nearly a year after Trump’s win, it’s time to ask whether the media has made any improvements (Washington Examiner10)

    Grassley seeks details about early draft of James Comey’s11 statement exonerating Clinton for email server (The Washington Free Beacon12)

    Gowdy slams Mueller team over leaks about charges in Trump-Russia probe (Fox News13)

    “Fat Leonard” corruption probe expands to 60 admirals (The Hill14)

    Washington Post uses nonpartisan leftist think tank report to bash GOP tax plan; think tank retracts report for “computation” error (The Washington Post15)

    DHS to cancel special immigration status for 5,000 Nicaraguans, delays on 86,000 Hondurans (The Washington Times16)

    Woman who married herself cheats on herself (PJ Media17)

    In Seoul, Trump calls for North Korea to make a deal (Associated Press18)

    Humor: In move to prevent future tragedies, Congress bans humanity’s depraved nature (The Babylon Bee19)

    Policy: How to protect Americans without destroying the Second Amendment (Reason20)

    Policy: The U.S. sugar program is a protectionist scheme (American Enterprise Institute21)

For more of today’s news, visit Patriot Headline Report22.

FEATURED ANALYSIS
The Truth About the Texas Attack23


By Paul Albaugh

On Sunday, another deranged, hate-filled individual carried out a deadly attack — this time on a small church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The attack on the church24 left 27 people dead including an unborn child and at least 20 more injured. Had it not been for a law-abiding citizen with a gun — a former NRA instructor25 with his own AR-1526, no less — there no doubt would have been more killed. Stephen Willeford armed himself and engaged the killer, shooting him twice and, along with fellow neighbor Johnnie Lagendorff, pursuing the perp when he fled.

Unfortunately, as with every mass shooting incident in our nation, the anti-gun crowd gets amped up about the need for tougher gun laws. So let’s look at the facts of the case.

Barack Obama and Joe Biden each tweeted27 their condolences but couldn’t leave it at that. They both used this heinous criminal act to renew a call for stricter gun control measures without even knowing any of the details about the murderer.

Many other prominent Democrats chimed in as well, each with their own nonsense on demanding stricter gun control28 while blaming everyone except the killer himself. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) crassly blamed his own colleagues in Congress for failing to do anything: “As my colleagues go to sleep tonight, they need to think about whether the political support of the gun industry is worth the blood that flows endlessly onto the floors of American churches, elementary schools, movie theaters, and city streets.”

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) added, “How many more people must die at churches or concerts or schools before we stop letting the @NRA control this country’s gun policies?”

Actually, senator, there’s this thing called the Constitution that controls our nation’s gun policies. And we’ll remind Democrats again that the perpetrator was stopped only when an NRA instructor with a gun stopped him.

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 on: November 07, 2017, 08:59:45 AM 
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Where to Bestow Our Wealth

“And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?” (Luke 12:16-17)
 
God called this rich man “Thou fool” (Luke 12:20) because, rich as he was in his own eyes, he was “not rich toward God” (v. 21). Instead of choosing to bestow his goods on others in need or on any kind of ministry for God, he decided to build more barns and “there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods” (v. 18). The barns did not need them, however, and neither did the rich fool, for he died the very night on which he made this selfish decision.
 
The intensity of his self-centered nature is pointed up by the fact that he used personal pronouns (I, my) no less than 11 times in three verses (vv. 17-19). Furthermore, no counselor advised him on this course of action. He just “thought within himself” (v. 17) to keep it all for his own comfort and pleasure.
 
Jesus told this parable not just to rebuke selfish rich people, however, but to warn all of us against the wicked sin of covetousness “which is idolatry” (Colossians 3:5). “Beware of covetousness,” He said in introducing the parable, “for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth” (Luke 12:15).
 
Complaining American Christians (and almost all American Christians are wealthy compared to multitudes in many other nations) need to hear the ancient word of the psalmist still relevant today: “Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased; For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him. . . . Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish” (Psalm 49:16-17, 20). HMM

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Peppermint
by Pastor John Fredericksen


I like peppermint. It has a refreshing taste and it can help refresh my breath, when it needs it, making it more suitable to interact in public. Peppermint also serves as an illustration or reminder of what we should be striving to be for the Lord.

Among Paul’s praises of Philemon was that “the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee” (Phile. 7). This precious saint had chosen to be like a peppermint for all the believers with whom he came in contact. It’s wonderful to read about this kind of testimony and what made him so refreshing to others. He demonstrated a sense of “love and faith… toward all saints” (v. 5). When these characteristics are present and genuine, they manifest themselves in a warmth and interest in others that is unmistakable. It will also be obvious in the tone and content of every word that comes out of one’s mouth.

Philemon was approachable even about sensitive matters. Paul felt free to be bold in asking him to kindly and lovingly receive someone (Onesimus) who had wronged him (vv. 10-16). This quality of being approachable engendered a respect, closeness, and freedom in relationships that made Philemon a blessing to others.

Philemon could be expected to respond in a correct spiritual way.  Paul had “confidence”(v.21) that Philemon would do the right thing in the right way and with the right spirit. No wonder, then, that this believer refreshed the saints around him, including the Apostle Paul.  Philemon was a grace believer who not only believed in grace doctrine, he lived and demonstrated grace.

As we consider this godly example, we should apply these truths by asking ourselves if we truly want to be the kind of saint that is like a refreshing, spiritual peppermint. We should want to be this kind of saint! A good way to begin is by asking the Lord to help us develop the kind of Christian character that makes us refreshing to other saints: loving, approachable, and so responsive to the Scriptures that others can be confident in our actions and reactions. If this is your prayer and heart’s desire, we encourage you to look for verses in Paul’s letters that will further empower you toward becoming this kind of godly example.

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 on: November 06, 2017, 05:18:38 PM 
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Records subsequently released by the Virginia Department of Elections reveal Democrat candidate Ralph Northam’s campaign coordinated39 with the LVF to produce the ad. No doubt to both entities’ dismay, the real truck attack in New York forced them to pull the spot. Undaunted, LVF released a Spanish-only ad featuring40 Gillespie and Trump — appearing in front of Nazi flags.

And despite pulling the original ad, LVF president Cristóbal J. Alex defended it. “We knew our ad would ruffle feathers,” he said. “We held a mirror up to the Republican Party, and they don’t like what they see.”

What Republicans see? How about what decent Americans see? Americans who don’t believe anyone and everyone who disagrees with the Democrat agenda is a potential terrorist or a dedicated Nazi? Americans who finally got sick and tired of being referred to as “bitter clingers,” “irredeemables” or “deplorables41” in addition to the aforementioned epithets Democrats substitute for rational debate?

“The Democrats use identity politics to develop their campaigns, organize their party and impose their will via government policy,” explains42 Washington Post contributor Ed Rogers. “Qualified people are excluded from service, good candidates are smeared, and Americans are put in danger. But somehow, Democrats think this is progress. They think this is justice. It is what they want to do more of when they are in power.”

Last week, former DNC leader Donna Brazile revealed43 just how committed Democrats are to honesty and fairness amongst themselves in pursuit of power. In short, the party was willing to shaft half (or more) of its supporters to make Clinton its presidential candidate. Thus as always, “by any means necessary” remains Democrat Party’s foremost “principle.”

And as for race bait, Brazile recounted an exchange she had with the Clinton campaign: “I’m not Patsey the slave,” referencing a character in the film “12 Years a Slave.” She continued, “Y'all keep whipping me and whipping me and you never give me any money or any way to do my damn job. I am not going to be your whipping girl!”

Race-baiting? A tool of the Democrat trade.

MORE ANALYSIS FROM THE PATRIOT POST

    Reagan’s Rule and GOP Tax Reform46 — “If you want more of something, subsidize it; if you want less of something, tax it,” said the Gipper.
    The Coming Antifa Apocalypse?2 — Antifa groups plan to begin an unending protest until Trump and Pence are removed from office.
    Investigating the FBI’s Clinton Investigation47 — Andrew McCabe, connected with the Clintons, didn’t recuse himself until a week before the election.

BEST OF RIGHT OPINION

    Gary Bauer: Trumponomics Is Working48
    Tony Perkins: GOP Tries to Stop IRS After Years of a Tax49
    Kathryn Jean Lopez: Religion, Law and Women50
    T. Scott Gordon: Underneath the Bridge: Abandoned Babies in Communist China51
    Burt Prelutsky: Money Laundering, Clinton Style52

For more of today’s columns, visit Right Opinion53.

OPINION IN BRIEF

Investor’s Business Daily19: “The drop in the unemployment rate to 4.1%, while welcome news, has sparked more talk about how the economy is either very close to or already at ‘full employment.’ Not so fast. The latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the economy created 261,000 jobs in October, and the unemployment rate is now lower than it’s been since December 2000. That’s good. But there’s a problem if these numbers are used to justify anti-growth policies at the Fed to prevent ‘overheating,’ or if they’re used to argue against tax cuts because they won’t have much of an impact on jobs. … The 0.1 percentage point decline in the unemployment rate in October was almost entirely the result of the fact that 968,000 dropped out of the labor force that month. That’s right, for every new job created, nearly four people left the labor force. The broader measure of unemployed — which combines those actively searching for a job with those working part time but want to work full time or are "marginally attached” to the labor force — show the jobless rate to be 7.9%. … There is clearly still a need for pro-growth policies to get millions of workers sitting on the sidelines back to work.“

SHORT CUTS

The Gipper: "How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.”

Keen sense of the obvious: “[ObamaCare was] put on the table, quickly passed, jammed through, sent to the Senate, and it didn’t work.” —Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD)

Non Compos Mentis: “I think the [Trump] rhetoric to date has frankly stepped over the line… It’s given North Korea a reason to say, ‘Hey, we need to bomb.’” —John Kerry (“ I wonder who was Secretary of State while the North Koreans advanced their nuke program.” —Ben Shapiro)

A fight for the long haul: “For those who are telling me to shut up … you know what I tell them? Go to hell. I’m gonna tell my story43.” —Donna Brazile

For the record: “We were not offered veto power on staff at the DNC, I can tell you that. This was a laundering operation. They’d go to fundraisers, they’d get a $350,000 check from donors, which was supposed to be divvied up. Instead of disbursing that money, they’d turn around and run a small-dollar fundraising to generate small contributions that went to the Clinton campaign.” —former Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver

Thanks, Captain Obvious: “During the process of the Democratic primary, we fell short in that, undeniably.” —DNC Chairman Tom Perez

Braying Jackass: “Enough with the prayin’. Time to start legislatin’.” —Stephen King on Sunday’s church shooting

Alpha Jackass: “Innocent people go to church on Sunday to honor their God, and while doing so, get shot in killed. What country? America. Why? Republicans.” —Chelsea Handler

And last… “The shooter was a hostile atheist who mocked people offering ‘thoughts and prayers.’ Sounds like a lot of Hollywood Twitter activists.” —Erick Erickson

Join us in daily prayer for our Patriots in uniform — Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen — standing in harm’s way in defense of Liberty, and for their families. We also humbly ask prayer for your Patriot team, that our mission would seed and encourage the spirit of Liberty in the hearts and minds of our countrymen.

Semper Vigilans Fortis Paratus et Fidelis

Nate Jackson, Managing Editor
Mark Alexander, Publisher

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FEATURED ANALYSIS
You’re Either Democrat or Racist23


By Arnold Ahlert

These are desperate times for Democrats. And what do Democrats do when they’re desperate? They play the race card.

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Democrats and their equally smug media allies thought the nation would be basking in the glow of the nation’s first female president. Instead, Trump was elected, and his victory was attributed24 to “referencing a nostalgia that would give hope, comfort, settle grievances for millions of people who were upset about gains that were made by others,” Hillary Clinton stated on CBS’s “Sunday Morning” in September.

Host Jane Pauley looked for clarification. “What you’re saying is millions of white people?” she asked. “Millions of white people, yeah. Millions of white people,” Clinton responded, adding that Trump’s inauguration a speech was a “cry from the white-nationalist gut.”

Hillary and her equally clueless fellow travelers never get around to explaining how those same “racist” white people elected Barack Obama twice, or why many of them label25 any black American who identifies as Republican a race “traitor.”

When one swims in a sea of identity politics, inconvenient reality is easily ignored.

What cannot be ignored is when Democrat institutions engage in the very same bigotry they claim to abhor. Last week, DNC Data Services manager Madeleine Leader sent an email26 to fellow DNC employees announcing that the Technology Department is looking to fill some positions. That would be a DNC whose website27 states it is an “equal opportunity employer.”

For most Americans, “equal opportunity” would be self-explanatory. For a Democrat Party obsessed with dividing Americans into tribalist sub-groups, it is apparently necessary to elaborate. Thus we are told the DNC does not discriminate based on “sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or disability, or any other legally protected basis.”

Leader didn’t get the proverbial memo. “I personally would prefer that you not forward [this email] to cisgender straight white males, since they’re already in the majority,” she wrote.

For Americans who have failed to keep up with the Left’s sexual identity politics, “cisgender” is a term for people whose gender identity matches the sex that they were assigned at birth. Thus one can presume a white male claiming to be a woman trapped in a man’s body remains in the running.

The DNC disavowed Leader’s email. “The email in question was not authorized by the DNC nor was it authorized by senior leadership,” spokesman Michael Tyler told28 Fox News. “All hiring decisions at the DNC are made consistent with the DNC’s commitment to equal employment opportunity and hiring an inclusive and talented staff that reflects the coalition of the Democratic Party, because our diversity is our greatest strength.”

That is, quite simply, a bald-faced lie. For Democrats, diversity is about anything that accrues to their political agenda. Anything that doesn’t is bigotry with all the attendant subheadings, from nativist to transphobic, and everything in between.

New Yorkers are the latest group of Americans paying a high price for Democrat-defined diversity. Following last Tuesday’s terrorist attack29, during which eight innocent people were slaughtered with a truck allegedly driven by Sayfullo Saipov, it was revealed the Islamic State supporter was invited to America under the auspices of the “Diversity Visa Program.” The program was initially spearheaded30 by-then New York Representative and current Senator Chuck Schumer, along with former Senate “lion” Ted Kennedy in 1990. And the GOP, demonstrating an equal level of cluelessness, supported the measure, with President George H.W. Bush signing it into law.

An added “bonus” of that lottery is chain migration31, a system that allows citizens and lawful permanent residents the ability to sponsor their non-nuclear family members for entry in America. Thus we welcome a virtual flood of unskilled, uneducated and often elderly immigrants to partake of our nation’s generous welfare system.

In Saipov’s case, he was able to help as many as 23 other individuals32 become eligible to emigrate to America.

Trump would eliminate the lottery and turn immigration into the skills-based merit system that benefits America, not merely those who wish to come here. For that he was branded33 a racist, just as he was for imposing a travel ban including34 the nations of Chad, North Korea, Venezuela, Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia.

One of the jurists blocking35 this latest ban is Barack Obama appointee Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii. That would be the same overwhelmingly Democrat36 Hawaii prepping37 for a nuclear attack by North Korea, one of the countries added to the list. Like their New York counterparts, it appears a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism is more important than the threat of terror — or nuclear annihilation.

Speaking of annihilation, that’s exactly what the Latino Victory Fund (LVF) attempted to do to Virginia’s Republican gubernatorial candidate, Ed Gillespie. They produced38 a political ad showing a white man attempting to run down minority kids with a pickup truck sporting a Confederate flag, a Tea Party license plate, and a bumper sticker for Gillespie. The end of the spot reveals this is a nightmare replete with awakened kids shaking in fear, while the narrator asks, “Is this what Donald Trump and Ed Gillespie mean by ‘the American dream’?”

As opposed to the open borders, national sovereignty-despising fundamental transformation dreams of Democrats?

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 on: November 06, 2017, 05:16:18 PM 
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IN TODAY’S EDITION

    An atheist barred from gun ownership slaughtered 26 Christians in a Texas church.
    Bowe Bergdahl is now a free man, in part because a judge wanted to rebuke Trump.
    You’re either Democrat or racist. That’s not new, but here are a few of the latest examples.
    How does Reagan’s Rule apply to today’s GOP tax reform?
    Plus our Daily Features: Top Headlines, Memes, Cartoons, Columnists and Short Cuts.

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“If men are so wicked with religion, what would they be if without it?” —Benjamin Franklin

IN BRIEF

Hate Crime Hits Texas Church1


By Thomas Gallatin

As parishioners worshipped Sunday morning at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, a crazed individual attacked the church, killing 26 people before he was shot and chased off by a neighbor who responded to hearing shots fired. The attacker, who fled in his SUV, was eventually forced off the road and was found dead in his vehicle from a gunshot wound. The number of dead would most certainly have been greater had not a good guy with a gun shown up to confront and end the rampage.

The attacker was a 26-year-old former member of the U.S. Air Force who had been discharged for bad conduct in 2014 after a domestic violence conviction. He was court-martialed in 2012, spent a year in confinement and took a reduction in rank. He was married and a father of at least one young child. Several people who knew him have described him as an “outcast” but not a loner, and one who “preached his atheism” online. His online social profile does indeed lend support to the view that he was a vehement and, it now seems, militant atheist. There are also unconfirmed rumors that he was sympathetic toward antifa. Given antifa’s weekend “resistance” rallies2, that makes us wonder…

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott stated, “I don’t think this is a random act of shooting, a randomly chosen location, but obviously someone who is very deranged.” President Donald Trump responded to the news from Japan, saying, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families in today’s horrible … attack. In dark times, and these are dark times … Americans do what they do best: they pull together. We join hands, we lock arms, and through the tears and through the sadness, we stand strong.” He continued, “All Americans pray to God to help the wounded and the families of the victims.”

And of course, predictably, before any investigation had taken place or the facts were known, the anti-Second Amendment crowd quickly sought to politicize the atrocity by laying blame for the crime on law-abiding Americans’ right to bear arms, the National Rifle Association and Republicans. Never mind the fact that the killer’s domestic violence conviction already made it illegal for him own or possess a firearm or ammunition. Once again, gun control advocates ignorantly assign responsibility for the crime to the availability of firearms, irrespective of the actual laws on the books. A killer’s decision isn’t their focus.

Yet this atrocity should once again remind everyone that evil is real and no law can rid it from the hearts and minds of people.

Disgraceful: Bergdahl Walks Free3

By Nate Jackson

Former U.S. Army PFC Bowe Bergdahl (don’t buy the phony promotion4 to sergeant) is going to be a free man with only a dishonorable discharge, reduction in rank and forfeiture of back pay for deserting his unit while in Afghanistan in 2009. He recently pleaded guilty5 to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, and the judge, Army Col. Jeffery R. Nance, issued his decision Friday. At least three and some say six soldiers were killed in ambushes while searching for Bergdahl as he rotted in a Taliban prison. Barack Obama then traded five of the most dangerous Taliban detainees at Gitmo for the America-hating Bergdahl, all while Team Obama insisted Bergdahl served “with honor and distinction.”

“Sgt. Bergdahl has been punished enough,” insisted Capt. Nina Banks, a defense attorney. “Sgt. Bergdahl paid a bitter price for the choices that he made.”

So did the men killed and wounded after his disgraceful desertion. For example, Master Sergeant Mark Allen suffered a head injury during one search mission leaving him unable to walk or speak.

Moreover, as Ed Morrissey argues6, “Bergdahl’s Taliban captivity was entirely Bergdahl’s doing. All this does is make a dishonorable discharge the only consequence of desertion, which basically makes the action its own punishment.”

Bergdahl apologized in court, saying, “Saying I’m sorry isn’t enough. My words can’t take away the pain that people have been through. I was trying to help, and the fact that I did not breaks my heart.”

Our own Jordan Candler asked the right question7: “Why would Bergdahl plead guilty if he was, as he claims, merely trying to help? Probably because he’s betting on a lighter sentence.” Well, it looks like the judge fell for Bergdahl’s faux apology. Instead of a maximum life sentence, or even the 14 years prosecutors sought, Bergdahl is now a free man.

Worse, there appears to be an effort on Nance’s part to “mitigate” comments made by President Donald Trump, if not outright rebuke the commander in chief. While campaigning for president, Trump repeatedly called Bergdahl a “traitor” who “should have been executed.” On Oct. 16, he declined further comment, saying, “They’re setting up sentencing, so I’m not going to comment on him. But I think people have heard my comments in the past.”

During a hearing, Nance declared, “I will consider the president’s comments as mitigation evidence as I arrive at an appropriate sentence.” Letting Bergdahl off with an effective slap on the wrist was thus a slap in the face to Trump. That’s not justice; it’s petty political retribution, and Nance should be ashamed.

After the sentencing, Trump said, “The decision on Sergeant Bergdahl is a complete and total disgrace to our Country and to our Military.” He’s absolutely right.

Top Headlines8

    26 dead in South Texas church shooting (The Washington Post9)

    FBI turns over new Clinton investigation documents to Congress (The Hill10)

    U.S. prosecutors consider charging Russian officials in DNC hacking case (The Wall Street Journal11)

    Mueller reportedly has enough evidence to bring charges in Flynn investigation (NBC News12)

    Disabled Navy vet refuses to receive award from Saints over national anthem protests (Fox News13)

    Rand Paul has five fractured ribs after neighbor assaults him (Roll Call14)

    Saudis blame Iran for missile attack on airport; could be “act of war” (CNS News15)

    Saudi Prince among dozens arrested for corruption; donor to Carter, Clinton, Georgetown, Harvard (CNS News16)

    After Hillary Clinton fainted last year, she was nearly replaced with Joe Biden (Fox News17)

    Hillary Clinton’s team implies Donna Brazile is lying (Washington Examiner18.)

    Policy: No, we’re not at “full employment” yet (Investor’s Business Daily19)

    Policy: The ugly truth about sex reassignment (The Daily Signal20)

For more of today’s news, visit Patriot Headline Report21.

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 on: November 06, 2017, 09:40:12 AM 
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Christ Our Leader

“For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.” (Hebrews 2:10)
 
The Lord never asks us to go anywhere that He has not gone before. He is the captain (literally, the “leader”) of our salvation, and we only need follow our divine leader. The same word is used in Hebrews 12:2, where we are exhorted to be “looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.” “Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps” (1 Peter 2:21). “Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince [same word] and a Saviour” (Acts 5:31).
 
The same wonderful truth appears under various figures. He is our Shepherd, for instance, and He says, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish” (John 10:27-28). He also illumines our path. “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12). He guides us along the way by His indwelling Holy Spirit. “When he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth. . . . and he will show you things to come” (John 16:13).
 
With such a dauntless leader, a perfect example, a loving Shepherd, a clear light, and an infallible guide, we are (or should be) happy to follow Him, even if the way sometimes seems steep and hard.
 
He is the goal and prize at the end of the journey. For Him, Paul said, “I have suffered the loss of all things . . . that I may win Christ . . . forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:8, 13-14). HMM

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 on: November 05, 2017, 04:52:56 PM 
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    “But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and THE MINISTRY WHICH I HAVE RECEIVED OF THE LORD JESUS, TO TESTIFY THE GOSPEL OF THE GRACE OF GOD.”
    –The Apostle Paul in Acts 20:24.

    “GRACE to you, and peace” (Rom. 1:7);

    “Being justified freely by His GRACE” (Rom. 3:24);

    “we have access by faith into this GRACE wherein we stand” (Rom. 5:2);

    “the GRACE of God, and gift by GRACE… is by one Man” (Rom. 5:15);

    “the abundance of GRACE and of the gift of righteousness” (Rom. 5:17);

    “where sin abounded, GRACE did much more abound…that GRACE might reign” (Rom. 5:20,21);

    “for ye are not under the law, but under GRACE” (Rom. 6:14);

    “not under the law, but under GRACE” (Rom. 6:15);

    “there is a remnant according to the election of GRACE” (Rom. 11:5);

    “if by GRACE, then it is no more of works; otherwise GRACE is no more GRACE…. But if it be of works, then is it no more GRACE” (Rom. 11:6);

    “By the GRACE of God I am what I am; and His GRACE… was not in vain, but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the GRACE of God which was with me” (I Cor. 15:10);

    “that the abundant GRACE might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God” (II Cor. 4:15);

    “receive not the GRACE of God in vain” (II Cor. 6:1);

    “ye know the GRACE of our Lord Jesus Christ” (II Cor. 8:9);

    “God is able to make all GRACE abound toward you” (II Cor. 9:8.);

    “the exceeding GRACE of God” (II Cor. 9:14);

    “My GRACE is sufficient for thee” (II Cor. 12:9);

    “I do not frustrate the GRACE of God” (Gal. 2:21);

    “the praise of the glory of His GRACE” (Eph. 1:6);

    “the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His GRACE” (Eph. 1:7);

    “the exceeding riches of His GRACE” (Eph. 2:7);

    “For by GRACE are ye saved, through faith” (Eph. 2:8.);

    “the dispensation of the GRACE of God… given me to you-ward” (Eph. 3:2);

    “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly…singing with GRACE in your hearts to the Lord” (Col. 3:16);

    “the GRACE of our Lord was exceeding abundant” (I Tim. 1:14);

    “who hath saved us…according to His own purpose and GRACE, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began” (II Tim. 1:9);

    “Be strong in the GRACE that is in Christ Jesus” (II Tim. 2:1);

    “GRACE be with you all” (Titus 3:15).

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 on: November 05, 2017, 04:50:14 PM 
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You hold me by my right hand!

(James Smith, "The Evening Sacrifice; Or, A Help to Devotion" 1859)

"Nevertheless I am continually with You--You hold me by my right hand.
 You will guide me with Your counsel--and afterward receive me to glory!" Psalm 73:23-24

Continually with the Lord! O what a privilege!
Held fast by my right hand! O what a blessing!
Yet, this privilege and this blessing, have all the saints.

Tonight, while I sleep--tonight, while all is dark about me--tonight, while dangers may fly thick around me--my God will be with me, and I shall be with my God. Never did a tender mother watch beside the couch of her sick and dying child with such love, solicitude, and tenderness--as my God will watch by my bedside tonight. Never did a kind father hold the right hand of his timid or feeble son with such care and sympathy--as my God holds me by my right hand. Well, therefore, may I . . .
  give myself up to His guidance,
  feel safe in His keeping, and
  anticipate my entrance into His glory.

Blessed Lord, I love you, I adore you tonight for Your constant presence with me, and Your watchful care over me. You hold my right hand at this moment--O help me to realize it! And teach me by Your persuasive influence, to yield myself constantly to you.

Here, Lord, I put myself into Your hand anew. I no longer wish to choose my own way, but with all my heart say, "You will guide me with Your counsel--and afterward receive me to glory!"

O my Father, guide me through all the trials and temptations that lie in my path. Guide me through all the snares and dangers found in my way. Guide me into truth and holiness, and fill me with Your joy and peace. Guide, O guide me every step of my journey--and safely across the Jordan of death. Then receive me into Your glorious presence, where I shall see Jesus, and enjoy Your love, and rejoice in Your favor forever!

"Nevertheless I am continually with You--You hold me by my right hand.
 You will guide me with Your counsel--and afterward receive me to glory!" Psalm 73:23-24

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