Friday, October 21, 2016

Nationalists and Populists Poised to Dominate European Balloting

The region is entering an election supercycle in which anti-immigrant parties are likely to score substantial gains.

My Take - Europe is now being ruled by socialists.  Europe will always be ruled by socialists.   Why?   Because central planning and control is part of the European social paradigm.  Why?  Because Europe, as much of the world, was ruled by monarchs.  Monarchs were central planners who controlled the economy, religion and social values.  Isn't that what a socialist tyranny is?  What you call the leadership is immaterial versus what they do and how they act.  Does it really matter if you call the ruling class monarchists and aristocrats or socialists and bureaucrats?  The end result is the same....central planning from an elite who control everything.  If you doubt that just ask the French about Robespierre. 

But European socialism is divided into two factions now.  There are the internationalist socialists, who are now in power - and there are nationalist socialists, who are trying to capture the power.  Hitler, Mussolini and Franco were part of the later group.  The disasters created in Europe with the insanity of multiculturalism is now catching up to the internationalists and the nationalists are going to take control.  Is this a problem for the rest of the world?  Not in my opinion, at least as far as making an attempt to conquer the world as Hitler did.  They don't have the money, the military, the desire or the will.  They're just want to survive the mess created by Europe's Angela Merkel and her fellow multiculturalists. 

The problem will be the economic disaster that will follow the civil war that's going to ensue.  That economic mess will spread worldwide.  Russia and China will collapse internally with the loss of those markets, and all the phony military posturing by these con artists will stop. 

The U.S. will end the Breton Woods concept militarily, economically and socially.  We will be forced to contract our involvement in every part of the world.  We will stop being the world's policeman, welfare sugar daddy and worldwide social meddler.    Why?  We're broke! 

We'll owe twenty trillion dollars by the time the next President is inaugurated.  Social Security will stop being self funding in 2020 and bankrupt by 2030.  Where's the money supposed to come from?  Our demographic pyramid is out of whack.  Although it's better than all the world's advanced countries except China.  But theirs will worsen beyond ours within a few years.  Who's going to pay for everything? 

The baby boomer generation was a capital generating machine unparalleled in human history.  Vast amounts of capital that was wasted on a vast scale by a vastly oversized, corrupt and incompetent federal government.   That capital can't be replaced by the next generation.  Social Security will only be able to exist if there are massive raises in taxes on the next generation, or massive cuts in social security - or both.  Both of which will further decimate the economy long term. 

No matter who wins this election the world will change almost beyond recognition starting in 2020 and continuing past 2030.  Europe, and Russia, are breeding themselves out of existence.  Muslims are dynamic breeders, especially since they practice polygamy, and may become the majority in Russia between 2040 and 2050.  Russia may cease to exist as a nation, just as will Greece, along with a number of European countries, will cease to exist as independent nations. 

The only nation in the world really capable of being self sustaining and self recovering will be the U.S.  But that will take men of courage, and a society with moral fiber.  That can only happen if society finally recognizes leftism, and the parties representing leftism either politically or socially, are irrational, self serving, incompetent, corrupt, misanthropic and morally defective.  That's a realization long overdue.

DNA analysis: ‘Piltdown man’ hoax created with bones from 1 orangutan, at least 2 humans

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In 1912, paleontologist Arthur Smith Woodward and amateur antiquarian and solicitor Charles Dawson announced the discovery of a fossil that supposedly provided a link between apes and humans: Eoanthropus dawsoni…The publication generated huge interest from scientists and the general public. However, ‘Piltdown man’s’ initial celebrity has long been overshadowed by its subsequent infamy as one of the most famous scientific frauds in history. Our re-evaluation of the Piltdown fossils using the latest scientific methods…shows that it is highly likely that a single orangutan specimen and at least two human specimens were used to create the fake fossils.....To Read More....

My Take - You won't see it here, but it was known from early on this was a hoax yet evolutionists remained silent allowing this hoax to be presented as fact for obvious reasons.  All this is a lot of window dressing to give the impression of scientific integrity by evolutionists.  Evolution isn't science.  It's religion!  You may wish to read my annual presentation of "Shall Every Knee Bow?" 

No, Trump should not accept the results of a possibly stolen election

By Selwyn Duke

Crooks on the left, cowards on the right.  Where do we go to find integrity?   One of the most talked about parts of last night’s final presidential debate was Donald Trump’s statement that he’d let us know on election night if he’d accept the balloting results. An NBC commentator expressed her bubble-headed opinion that the statement lost him the election. Worse still, “conservative” commentator John Podhoretz wrote that Trump’s comment was “a shocking and cravenly irresponsible thing to say, the sort of thing that threatens to rend our national fabric, and for that alone, Trump has earned his place in the history of American ignominy.”

But Podhoretz’s criticism is what’s shocking and cravenly irresponsible – and reflective of profound ignorance. Are some of us living in an alternate-reality universe? We just saw NYC’s Democrat election commissioner, Alan Schulkin, caught on video admitting “there’s a lot of vote fraud” as he talked about how people are “bussed” around to vote illegally. This was followed by a Project Veritas sting video showing a Democrat operative slug named Scott Foval giving advice on how to commit the fraud, saying that it has been going on for 50 years and that it “doesn’t matter what the friggin’ legal and ethics people say, .......Add to this the 2012 Pew study showing that approximately “24 million – one of every eight – voter registrations in the United States are no longer valid or are significantly inaccurate. More than 1.8 million deceased individuals are listed as voters. [And] [a]pproximately 2.75 million people have registrations in more than one state,” and what does it add up to? .....More

My Take - The Republican elite aren't conservatives or traditionalists.  They remind me of the Cleveland Browns.  Unendingly pulling defeat out of the jaws of victory.  There's a reason they're called the "dumb party".

Democrats share a vision of economic central planning and control, distribution of wealth and control of everyone's personal lives as the ultimate moral arbitors for humanity.  They will support their candidates no matter how contemptible they may be.

Republican leadership has no vision, as a result they are incapable of articulating one.  Remember Bush and his problem with "the vision thing". His presidency demonstrated he couldn't articulate a vision because he had none.

The only vision shared by Republicans in leadership is a vision of continued re-election.  As a result - other than mouthing the most popular philosophical flavor of the day - they are incapable of properly articulating what it is they actually want to do other than get elected.  The legitimate conservatives within the party have a vision of smaller government and how it should be attained, and are more than capable of articulating that vision.  But the elitists running the party apparatus hate them.  W
ith support from the left wing media and their Democratic allies they've have been able to shut them down.

After this matter who wins.....the Republican Party will cease to exist as we know it.

Blast from the past: Al Gore explains why he won’t concede election

By Thomas Lifson

The tidal wave of harrumphing over Donald Trump’s refusal to endorse the probity of the voting and vote-counting to come is quite amusing to me. I remember eight years of accusations from Bush 43 opponents that his election was “stolen” and that he was “selected, not elected.” So spare me the righteousness about the need to respect our sacred institutions, unless you can point to your similar criticism of Gore. Millennials are probably ignorant of this history. Here’s the video you can send your friends and relatives.....To Read More

Wikileaks Latest Podesta Email Dumps: 13 More Instances of Sleaze

By Rachel Alexander, on October 20th, 2016 | Share on Facebook

Every few days, Wikileaks releases another few thousand hacked emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta. The last dump brings the total to 18,953 out of a total 50,000 expected. Both Clinton and Podesta have done little to distance themselves from the emails or claim they are forged. Here are some of the most shocking emails to emerge in the latest batches. Chief Political Correspondent for Politico Admits he's a "Hack" for the Campaign and Provides his Articles in Advance to Podesta: Glenn Thrush, Chief Political Correspondent for Politico, works with Podesta to ensure his news stories turn out acceptable to the Clinton campaign.

Thrush begins an email asking Podesta, " Can I send u a couple of grafs, OTR, to make sure I'm not f****** anything up?" [profanity deleted] After Podesta agrees, Thrush writes back, "Because I have become a hack I will send u the whole section that pertains to u Please don't share or tell anyone I did this Tell me if I f***** up anything." [profanity deleted] .....To Read More....

Proof! Clinton Pays Agitators to Disrupt Trump Events

by Alice Greene

The media likes to portray Donald Trump supporters as angry individuals who are quick to beat up anyone who expresses an opinion they don’t like. According to a new video released this Monday, Hillary and the Dems are behind the violence that has disrupted several Donald Trump campaign events.

As reported by The Daily Caller, the activist who reportedly bragged about disrupting several Donald Trump rallies was on Hillary Clinton’s payroll. The agitator – Zulema Rodriguez – takes credit for the violent protests in Chicago that convinced Donald Trump to cancel a rally in March. Her confession appears in a Project Veritas video that was released this Monday. ........Ms. Rodriguez also received $1,108.97 from Political Action in May as a “travel reimbursement” and $17,500 from Stand Up For Ohio PAC in June as a “political consulting fee.” ........ To Read More

Hillary Clinton Relentlessly Exploits Voter Ignorance

From gun rights to partial-birth abortion, she offers a haze of vague words and obfuscation
by David French @DavidAFrench
Let’s suppose for a moment that you’re a normal human being. And by “normal” I mean a person who keeps politics at a healthy distance. You’ve got kids, a challenging job, and thriving relationships. Your spare time is precious, so when you do get those few extra hours, you’re far more likely to spend them binge-watching Stranger Things on Netflix than brushing up on the latest trends in abortion legislation or on the text of unconstitutional municipal statutes.
So, as a matter of necessity, to make informed political decisions, you depend on candidates and members of the media to tell the truth. I mean that you depend on them not just to avoid bald-faced lies but also to be forthcoming, to accurately describe, as best they can, the issues and the meaning of any given controversy. At the very least, we demand that they not be deceptive, that they not exploit our understandable ignorance for partisan gain...........Read more
My Take - I've been saying this for years - everything you see on the news or read in the newspaper is a lie.  Lies of commission for sure, but mostly lies of omission.  It's the stuff they deliberately leave out that counts.  Society is ignorant by design on the part of politicians, news people, activists, educators and most disturbing - by the choice of society's members themselves. 
Ignorance is the natural state, because being ignorant merely means we just don't know.  And when you consider just how much knowledge there is out there we're bound to be ignorant about a great many things.  But ignorance is fixable by learning, and with modern communications these continued levels of ignorance is a choice making it an act of stupidity, and you can't fix stupid. 

Fact check: Hillary lied! A full-term baby can be ripped from the womb in half of America

It’s grisly. It’s legal. It's happening. And under Clinton, it’ll get worse

By:Nate Madden | October 20, 2016

Hillary Clinton may try to dismiss Donald Trump’s abortion statements as simple “scare rhetoric,” but there’s more truth to the Republican presidential nominee’s remarks than she or her pro-abortion cronies would ever openly admit.  During Wednesday night’s third presidential debate at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, moderator Chris Wallace asked candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton about their positions on abortion.

In response to one of the most concise and hard-hitting responses that Trump has ever given on the issue, Trump made the point that under Clinton’s proposed abortion policy, “in the ninth month you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby.”
“Now you can say that that's OK and Hillary can say that that's OK. But it's not OK with me,” he said. “And that’s not acceptable.”

“Well, that is not what happens in these cases,” Clinton responded, “and using that kind of scare rhetoric is just terribly unfortunate.”

In reality, that is what happens — and it can happen in more places than you might think.

When it comes to late-term abortion, Trump’s “scare rhetoric” isn’t far off base. Children at this stage of development are typically subjected to one of two procedures to end their life. One is the “dilation and evacuation” (D&E) procedure, in which the baby is methodically ripped apart and taken from the womb, or an “induction procedure,” in which they are soaked in a toxic saline solution that burns them alive.

But don’t take my word for it; here’s what a former abortionist has to say:......To Read More....

Alinsky's daughter: Here's the truth about Hillary the media is hiding from you

The truth behind Hillary’s relationship with radical Marxist organizer, Saul Alinsky, and his failed ideals.

By Jen Kuznicki | August 25, 2016

In 1993, the president of Wellesley College approved a new rule upon being contacted by Bill Clinton’s White House. The rule stated that all senior theses written by a president or first lady of the United States would be kept under lock and key. The rule was meant to keep the public ignorant about the radical ties of the first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton, to the radical Marxist organizer, Saul Alinsky. The 92-page thesis was titled, “There is only the fight…: An Analysis of the Alinsky Model.”

The thesis became unlocked after the Clintons left the White House and is now posted online. After being ruled by Barack Obama, another Alinskyite, for 8 years, perhaps one might think the fact that the modern Democratic Party is completely taken over by Alinskyites is old news, but the connection between Alinsky and Hillary is special.........David Brock, in his 1996 biography, "The Seduction of Hillary Rodham," called Hillary "Alinsky's daughter." That is an apt label. Where Alinsky tactics are used now on both sides to confuse and agitate, Hillary is poised to become the supreme leader with all the power and tools of our monstrous government at her fingertips. .......To Read More...

9 big lies the Hillary campaign tells America

By: Brian Darling

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is having a tough time spinning a web of half-truths, misrepresentations, and distortions around an American public that just doesn’t trust her.  The nine biggest Clinton campaign whoppers, falsehoods, and deceptions are listed below.
  1. Americans trust Hillary....
  2. Hillary is a real, down-to-Earth person....
  3. Hillary is just like you and me....
  4. Hillary has been under live fire in a war zone....
  5. Hillary is not a serial or compulsive liar....
  6. A ‘vast right-wing conspiracy’ is the root of all of the Clinton problems....
  7. Hillary did not Lie on ‘Fox News Sunday’ about her email scandal....
  8. Hillary supports the Second Amendment....
  9. Hillary is not a faker....
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49 abominable facts about Hillary that you need to know about

Hillary proves time and time again that we cannot trust her with the presidency

By: Jen Kuznicki

If you listen to the news, the only real reporting being done about Hillary Clinton has to do with her email scandal. Even though she violated the Espionage Act, the FBI refused to prosecute. Her family’s foundation is under heavy scrutiny. But did you know these other important points about Hillary’s life-long run to the White House? .....To Read More....

Farmer suicides rising in non-GMO France, mirroring India’s crisis


[Anti-GMO activists, led by Indian philosopher Vandana Shiva [read GLP profile here], have endlessly repeated the claim that the introduction of GMOs in India has led to a sharp and enduring rise in farmer suicides. It’s the central argument in her emotional appeal to Indian workers to lobby the government to block support for crop biotechnology. It is not just misleading–it is factually wrong.

Farmer suicides have not increased since the introduction of insect resistant Bt cotton, which has been a huge success, as more than 90% of farmers now grow it. [read GLP GMO FAQ on the issue here] And as this report from France underscores, farmer suicides is a worldwide epidemic–spurred not by biotechnology but by falling food prices. France’s suicide rate, like that of many countries, mirrors or exceeds the rate in India.].....To Read More....

As Confirmed by New Global Rankings, Rule of Law Is Why Western Civilization Is Superior

October 20, 2016 by Dan Mitchell @ International Liberty

(Editor's Note:  See original for charts. RK)

The great contribution of western civilization is the notion that the power of government must be constrained by laws.

This doesn’t mean that all laws (or even most laws) are good. But, as explained in this video, if the choice is between the “rule of man” (the arbitrary and capricious exercise of power) and the “rule of law,” there’s no contest.

This is why issues related to the rule of law account for 20 percent of a nation’s grade in the rankings from Economic Freedom of the World.

And it’s why some people get very upset when, for instance, the Obama Administration chooses to unilaterally change – or simply chooses to not enforce – certain laws that are inconvenient to the President’s agenda.

But while the rule of law has been eroding in the United States, the good news is that we still rank in the top 20 in a new ranking from the World Justice Project.

Here’s how the WJP describes the importance of the rule of law.
Effective rule of law reduces corruption, combats poverty and disease, and protects people from injustices large and small. It is the foundation for communities of peace, opportunity, and equity – underpinning development, accountable government, and respect for fundamental rights. …The Index is the world’s most comprehensive data set of its kind and the only to rely solely on primary data, measuring a nation’s adherence to the rule of law from the perspective of how ordinary people experience it. These features make the Index a powerful tool that can help identify strengths and weaknesses in each country, and help to inform policy debates, both within and across countries, that advance the rule of law
And here’s a map showing the 113 nations that are included in the rankings.

All you need to know is that it’s good to be light-colored and bad to be dark-colored (though the map is a bit confusing since nations that aren’t ranked – much of Africa, for instance – also appear as light-colored).

One of the obvious conclusions is that the western world (Europe, North America, some nations in the Pacific Rim) does the best on protecting, observing, and maintaining the rule of law.
Simply stated, western civilization is superior.

But what can we learn by specifically examining the rule of law in developed nations?

What’s immediately apparent, if you look at the ranking of high-income nations, is that Nordic nations score very well. This is one of the reasons, I’ve explained, that they have a higher ability to tolerate and endure a large welfare state.

Germanic and Anglo-Saxon nations win the proverbial silver and bronze medals.

Looking at the rest of the world, I’m also not surprised to see strong scores for free-market success stories such as Singapore, Estonia, Hong Kong, and Chile.

Let’s close by taking a closer look at the data for the United States.

Among high-income nations, America gets a decent score, but it’s nothing to celebrate. Indeed, we actually do poorly when compared to other Anglo-Saxon jurisdictions.

In the above excerpt, I included the list of eight categories that are used to rank nations. Now let’s look at how America scores in those areas.

At the risk of oversimplifying, we do well in two areas. There are reasonably strong constraints on government powers and a reasonable degree of openness and transparency.

On the other hand, we don’t do very well (particularly when compared to other high-income nations)  for areas related to the judicial system.

Though I shudder to contemplate the scores America will receive after four or eight years of Hillary Clinton.

P.S. Is anybody surprised that Venezuela is in last place? Though I suppose I should repeat my caveat from earlier in the month that hellholes such as Cuba and North Korea would probably rank lower if they were included in the rankings

Obama's Iranian Lies

Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ Sultan Knish Blog

Senator Obama opposed naming Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps a terror group even while it was closely involved in organizing attacks against American soldiers in Iraq. Then, as part of his dirty deal with Iran, he secretly sent a fortune in foreign cash on airplanes linked to the IRGC.

And, as another part of the secret ransom deal with Iran, he lifted UN sanctions on Bank Sepah.

The United States has gone after plenty of banks for aiding terror finance, but Bank Sepah is somewhat unique in that it is a financial institution actually owned and operated by Islamic terrorists.

Bank Sepah is an IRGC bank. The IRGC, despite Obama’s denials, is an Islamic terror group with American blood on its hands. It is to Shiite Islam what ISIS is to Sunni Islam. And even the Democrats know it.

After the Khobar Towers bombing, which killed 19 Americans, President Clinton sent a message to the leader of Iran warning that the United States had evidence of IRGC involvement in the attack.

More recently, Secretary of State John Kerry admitted that the IRGC have been “labeled as terrorists” when discussing how the Shiite terror organization will benefit from Obama’s sanctions relief.

Bank Sepah however had been sanctioned for something bigger than terrorism. The scale of bombings it was involved in could make the Khobar Towers attack seem minor. Sepah had been sanctioned for being "involved in nuclear or ballistic missile activities."

Among other activities, it had helped Iran buy ballistic missile technology from North Korea.

Iran’s nuclear weapons program would only be halfway complete if it gets the bomb. It also needs missiles to be able to strike Israel, Europe and eventually America. That’s where North Korea and Bank Sepah come in. Bank Sepah helps keep Iran’s ballistic missile industry viable. By delisting it, Obama aided Iran’s ballistic missile program just as he had earlier aided its nuclear program.

Obama’s holistic approach to the Iranian bomb is to help the terror state assemble the physical components it needs to become a nuclear power. And the truth is hidden within the secret deals.

There are secret deals that Obama made with Iran that we already know about. There are secret deals that we suspect exist. And there are secret deals whose existence we are not even aware of.

Obama rang in Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, by assuring the Rabbis on a conference call that they didn’t need to worry about Iran nuking anyone because “every pathway to a nuclear weapon is now closed off.”

That’s funny because last year he was still claiming that under his deal in 13 years Iran’s breakout time will, “have shrunk almost down to zero.” If every pathway to a nuclear weapon is closed, how could Iran possibly have zero breakout time to make the occasion of the bar mitzvah of his dirty nuclear deal?

And which Obama do you believe? Try neither.

The secret document revealed earlier this year by the AP showed that Iran would be able to get its uranium enrichment in gear after 11 years and more than double its enrichment rate. What happens by the thirteenth year? Then Iran gets a blank check on centrifuges. That’s what Obama really meant.

Then breakout time to the bomb drops from a year to six months. Or even less. Until it hits zero.

But Ernest Moniz, Obama’s sniveling Secretary of Energy, assured the AP that it wouldn’t be a problem because Iran would only be allowed to store 300 kilograms of low-enriched uranium.

He lied.

Even as Obama was assuring the Rabbis of how thoroughly Iran was complying with his deal, new revelations were emerging of how he had helped Iran fake its compliance with the deal.

That’s the sort of thing you go to hell for. But it’s a little too late for Obama to worry about that.

The issue was simple. Obama wanted to lift sanctions on Iran. But Iran was not in compliance with even his mostly worthless agreement. So Obama decided that it was time to help the terror state fake it.

Iran was only allowed to keep 300 kilograms of low-enriched uranium. Obama agreed to upgrade that amount to “unknown quantities”. How much is an “unknown quantity”? Like the rest of Iran’s nuclear program, we don’t know. Low-enriched uranium, even in unknown quantities, doesn’t sound that scary. Except that according to a former U.N. weapons inspector, it can be used to produce highly enriched uranium. And that’s how you go from zero to a mushroom cloud over your city.

And then there are the large hot cells that Iran was allowed to keep running.

Secretary of Energy Moniz didn’t just lie to the AP. Lying to the media is practically an Obama indoor sport. He told the same lie in his testimony to the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee. Senators were assured that Iran would be allowed to keep "only 300 kilograms of low (3.67 percent) enriched uranium hexafluoride, and will not exceed this level for fifteen years." Iran didn’t have to wait 15 years to exceed that amount. Or even 15 minutes. Obama gave them a pass on it right out of the gate.

But Moniz wasn’t a rogue liar. He was telling the lie that he had been told to tell.

At the Rosh Hashana conference call with the Rabbis, Obama repeated the false claim that Iran had “shipped out 98 percent of its enriched uranium”. He told the lie even though the truth had already come out at the beginning of September. The 98 percent or 300 kilogram limit had been bypassed by him.

No one challenged him or called him out on his lie. And that is the problem.

Obama has lied about the Iran deal from the very beginning. And that’s not about to change.

The fairy godmother of Iran’s enrichment was Hillary Clinton. The “breakthrough” in the negotiations took place when she accepted some Iranian nuclear enrichment. And then it was just a matter of determining how much enrichment would take place officially and how much would take place unofficially that would be officially ignored or covered up by our own government.

That is how we got to the ticking atomic time bomb.

Obama hasn’t just turned a blind eye to Iran’s race to the bomb. He has empowered and enabled all elements of it from its nuclear program to its ballistic missile program. He has ensured that Iran would have the money, the manpower and the resources to become a nuclear power. He directed elements of our intelligence services and military to prevent Israel from striking Iran’s nuclear program. He even aided its core terrorist organization and its ballistic missile program.

This isn’t an error. It’s not cowardice. It’s treason.

A coldly calculated plan to turn Iran into a nuclear power is coming together. On the other end of it lies the horrifying death of millions.

Why would Obama and Hillary do such a horrifying thing? The American scientists and spies who helped the Soviet Union get the bomb believed that they were making the world a better place by limiting our ability to use nuclear weapons. Their treason almost led to the end of human life on earth.

The Iran deal is the second great wave of nuclear treason of the left. And the full truth is yet to be told.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

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Instead of Reporting Email Leaks Embarrassing to Clinton, Media Desperately Trying to Spin Them

By Warner Todd Huston

The damning evidence that Democrats care nothing about people and everything about money and raw power is piling up more every day, and the old media establishment is finally beginning to pay some scant attention to the mounting scandals. But instead of reporting the truth, many in the media have now turned to spinning the WikiLeaks releases to help the Democrats and Clintons push the accusations aside.

We noted last week that few Americans had even heard of any of the scandals being released by WikiLeaks culled from thousands and thousands of emails from Clinton campaign chief John Podesta because the media was obsessed by a decade-old tape of Donald Trump saying untoward things about a woman with “Access Hollywood’s” Billy Bush.......To Read More....

DOJ, FBI Decided ‘No Matter What,’ Hillary Would Go Free in Email Probe

By Tad Cronn

Former presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich on Monday broke the Democratic Party code of denial, denial, denial and said that it was the Obama Administration that decided Hillary Clinton would not be indicted, no matter what was revealed by an investigation into her handling of classified emails.

The executive branch “made an early determination that no matter what came up, that there was no way that Hillary Clinton was going to have to be accountable under law to — for anything dealing with the mishandling of classified information.”.....To Read More....

Undercover Investigation Blows the Whistle on Massive Democrat Voter Fraud!

 By Onan Coca

On Monday journalist James O’Keefe and his team at Project Veritas proved that Democrat operatives (with approval from the highest members in the Party) had instigated violence at many Republican political events in recent years. The Democrats call it “bird dogging” and it is an immoral and disgusting attempt and destroying public confidence in the electoral process.

Sadly, the Democrats are even more underhanded than the first video let on.  On Tuesday O’Keefe released the second video in the series and completely dismantled the Democrat fiction that voter fraud in America is nonexistent.....To Read More.....

My Take - Okay, now what?  Is the Obama administration going to go after these people?  Is the FBI going to arrest them?  Is the Justice department going to prosecute them? 

Since it's abundantly clear Obama was twice elected by voter fraud, especially in 2012, why would anyone think these corrupt leftists will obey the law now?  Who does the job of law enforcement when the very people responsible for enforcing the law are the criminals? 

I believe Hillary will be elected through a level of voter fraud so massive it will be impossible to cover it up.  But what then?  Who does what?

It's also my belief this will be the last national election if Hillary wins.   And the level of voter fraud will not be isolated to voting for the will include the Congress.  I also believe the Democrats will take at least one house of the Congress - and given the craven nature of the Republicans - this will give the Democrats complete control of the government..  Bankruptcy is not far  off on the horizon.  What will follow? 

I think we're headed for an extended period of civil disobedience and violence as we've never experienced in all of American history, including the Revolution. 

University of Tennessee: Jew Hatred on Parade

“You dirty filthy Jew… Wish Hitler was still around to show you guys.”

On Tuesday night, the Freedom Center’s Stop the Jew Hatred on Campus campaign targeted Jew-haters and terrorist-supporters at the University of Tennessee with posters exposing the links between Students for Justice in Palestine and the anti-Israel terror group Hamas. While the majority of schools to make our list of the “Top Ten Schools Supporting Terrorists” are located on the East or West coasts, Tennessee is a significant but deserving exception. ......To Read More.... 

Only Prison Can Save Gentle Giants from Police Shootings

Save our gentle giants, lock them up.

Daniel Greenfield

  The Justice Department has taken a break from its ambitious program of freeing drug dealers and organizing race riots to continue its war on police with a database of police shootings. That way the community organizers of the DOJ’s Community Relations Service can know exactly which town or city to swoop in on in their snazzy sunglasses and windbreakers for another round of peaceful store lootings. And the DOJ’s best criminal advocates can know which police force to sue into dysfunctionality.

Sadly the DOJ has yet to figure out that its twin missions of freeing drug dealers and protecting them from being shot by police are in conflict. Drug dealers are least likely to be shot by police officers in the comfort and safety of their local penitentiary. They are most likely to be shot by police while on their way to their next transaction with underwear full of baggies of heroin and a stolen handgun.  The best way to prevent police shootings is with prison. A serious sentence keeps the gentle giants most likely to be shot by marauding police officers safe and comfortable at the prison gym......

Tragically the world is very intolerant of gentle giants. It misunderstands their violent attacks, murder attempts, and occasional armored robberies, burglaries, rapes and assaults on small children. It does not understand that these are really efforts by gentle giants to communicate their love for the whole world.  ............To Read More.....

Big Brotherhood is Watching You

Why is the U.S. government only interested in partnering with the most radical Islamic groups?

William Kilpatrick

According to pollster Frank Luntz’s audience meter, one of Hillary Clinton’s best moments in the first presidential debate was when she asserted that we need to cooperate with the Muslim community and not alienate them.

That makes sense, but only if you’re cooperating with the right people in the Muslim community. The trouble is, we’ve been cooperating with all the wrong people—namely, Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). These are not moderate Muslim groups. They are stealth jihad organizations whose ties to the Muslim Brotherhood were established in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation trial.
The Muslim Brotherhood, in turn, has been designated as a terrorist group by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. And the UAE has also named CAIR—whose representatives are frequent visitors to the White House—as a terrorist group........To Read More.....

Feel the Bern: Corpses 'Exploding' In Decrepit Venezuelan Hospitals

Foreshadowing socialism's final days

David Paulin

It was one of the more macabre stories to emerge out of socialist Venezuela -- and served as a metaphor for the final days of the rotting regime.   In a hospital morgue, a bloated corpse exploded.  The morgue's barely functioning cooling system was to blame – hardly a surprise in the oil-rich yet impoverished nation whose health-care system has collapsed under the socialist government.

Decomposing for two days in the tropical heat, the corpse finally exploded in a spray of toxic fluids and gasses. The ghastly incident earlier this month necessitated the partial evacuation of the hospital, University Hospital Antonio Patricio de Alcalá, located in Cumaná -- a city of 825,000 in eastern Venezuela. Patients in nearby rooms and corridors were sickened to their stomachs by the stench.   “It’s not the first time that a body exploded,” a hospital employee told a Venezuelan media outlet. “It has already occurred two times since the middle of September.”........

There's an irony here. Hugo Chávez, a former coup leader and Army paratrooper, won Venezuela's presidency in 1999 by running as an outsider (he had yet to publicly embrace socialism) and by portraying himself as a moderate who had traded the bullet for the ballot. He had during his campaign rightly lambasted Venezuela's traditional political parties for mismanagement and corruption that had put Venezuela – once an economic success story – into economic decline. Yet under socialism, Venezuela is now in the throes of the worst economic crisis in its history. Its economy is the worst performing in the region and is expected to contract 8 percent this year. Rampaging inflation -- the world's highest -- is expected to hit 720 percent this year as the government feverishly prints more and more worthless currency.............To Read More.....

My Take - Leftists are always turning themselves into angels of light ...... at least until they gain the power they so desperately crave. All Hugo Chavez did what take a page right out of Fidel Castro's play book.....including destroying any concept of human rights and the economy.  If Trump is elected through some miracle maybe all the Hollywood crowd who just loved Chavez and are claiming they'll leave the country if Trump is elected will opt for Venezuela. Whadda ya think? Nah....they're just stupid blowhards, and  although you can't fix stupid - even they aren't that stupid.

Russia’s Deception and Denial Machine

By Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

The main narrative of post-Communism is that the Russian Federation is unique and, therefore, its system is neither of the West nor of the East. Instead, it is sui generis: a “sovereign democracy,” which in reality is a cover for the post-Communist dictatorship of Vladimir Putin, that deploys all the tools of statecraft, including strategic communications. It seems like a mighty machine which we must learn to map to be able to face it down........Read More

My Take - Interesting article but it lacks the most important point necessary to understand what Putin is doing in Russia.  Everything he's doing is what has been foundational Russian foreign policy going back to Ivan the Terrible. 

Create buffer states between ethnic Russians and the rest of the world.  He's trying to keep Russia live. 

I hate to keep repeating this stuff, but so many "experts" keep missing the point.  Russia is breeding itself out of existence and by 2040 the ethnic Russians may well be a minority in their own nation, and may not be a sovereign nation at all by 2050.   Their military has some excellent elite troops, but the rest of it is ill trained, ill equipped and the nation has too few troops to man the seven defensive gaps Russia needs to control.  They only have enough manpower for three of those gaps, and those are around the Ukraine.  The nation has very real problems with hunger, HIV, antibiotic resistant TB and alcoholism.  Putin isn't wanting to conquer the world....he's just wanting to keep himself in power and he has to keep Russia live to do that. 

Ohio Court: Eminent Domain for Private Pipelines Unconstitutional

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October 13, 2016
Maurice A . Thompson
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Private ethane pipeline to Canada is not a "public use" or "public necessity," as required by Ohio Constitution 
Ruling will protect property rights of Ohio farmers and other rural property owners

Bowling Green, OH - An Ohio court ruled late yesterday that private pipeline companies cannot use eminent domain to forcibly seize Ohioans' private property for purely private pipeline projects.
The ruling protects the property rights of dozens of Ohioans represented by the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law and others along the pipeline route. However, given the escalation in private pipeline construction throughout Ohio and the nation, the decision is anticipated to have impact well beyond just the immediate parties or the Utopia Pipeline.
In April, Texas pipeline corporation Kinder Morgan, using an arcane Ohio statute, sued the farmers in an attempt to forcibly take their land for the benefit of its private ethane pipeline to Canada. In moving to dismiss the case, the 1851 Center argued that the Utopia Pipeline is not a "public use," as required by the Ohio Constitution. The 1851 Center explained that the pipeline is, for the sole benefit of one private Canadian corporation, shipping ethane (a by-product of fracking) underground throughout Ohio directly to that corporation's Canadian factory, where the ethane will be used to manufacture plastic products such as water bottles.
The 1851 Center further argued that taking Ohioans' land was not a "public necessity," since the pipeline's route was not set it stone by government, giving Kinder Morgan the freedom (unlike natural gas pipelines) to build its pipeline around objecting landowners.
In a decision extolling private property rights under the Ohio Constitution, Judge Robert Pollex of the Wood County Court of Common Pleas agreed. The Court explained why such attempted land-grabs by large private corporations, particularly those that are not public utilities or otherwise directly providing services to Ohioans, cannot be sustained:
  • "The fundamental principles in the Bill of Rights in our Constitution declare the inviolability of private property, and Ohio has always considered the right of property to be a fundamental right."
  • "'Economic development' alone is not sufficient to satisfy public use requirements.
  • "In this case Kinder Morgan is taking the private property for the purpose of transporting by pipeline petroleum products for the use of one private manufacturer. The manufacturer is not even a Unites States business, but rather, a Canadian business . . . there is no anticipated circumstances that would show a benefit to the citizens of Ohio or even for that matter, the United States."
  • "This project and appropriation is not necessary nor a public use. To the extent that the Ohio statutes authorize a common carrier of Kinder Morgan's type, the legislation is an unconstitutional infringement upon the property rights of the Defendants."
"The Court's ruling is a substantial victory for private property rights across Ohio, but above all else, this outcome safeguards the dignity and respect to which every Ohioan is entitled," explained Maurice Thompson, Executive Director of the 1851 Center.
"While we fully support the continued development of oil and gas reserves in eastern Ohio, profit margins related to private efforts should not be inflated at the expense of Ohioans' rights. Just like churches, gas stations, supermarkets, and other important private endeavors, pipeline construction can and must move forward without using the governmental power of eminent domain to redistribute land from average Ohioans to wealthy politically-connected cronies and elites."
The Court's ruling draws a distinction between takings for pipelines facilitating home heating or energy independence and pipelines for purely private commercial interests. While public utilities may exercise eminent domain to provide service to Ohioans' homes, and certain oil and gas pipelines may even possess eminent domain authority, the Utopia Pipeline remains submerged through the entire state, and provides no service to Ohioans. The ruling will not prevent governments or public utilities from acquiring land for legitimately public pipelines.
The ruling is also an important reminder that Ohioans enjoy greater property rights than those protected by the federal constitution, due to a stringent state constitution.

The 1851 Center's position was supported by an amicus brief from the Ohio Farm Bureau, as well as the efforts of the northwest Ohio law firm of Mayle, Ray & Mayle, LLC.
Read the Court's Order upholding property rights HERE.
Read the 1851 Center's full Motion to Dismiss HERE.
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Scarlett Johansson Proclaims Abortion, a Human Right

By Michael Ware

There is the loss of much when we over do something. It is not as special on Christmas when we get gifts if we receive them once a month. This is the same with words. As we widen a word to cover things that it used not to include, we stretch it out of proportion, and it losses its meaning.

This has happened with human rights.

As I have argued, there is a problem with the way that we use the word rights. In our day, it can cover anything that you wish to do. If you want to sin and not have anyone say anything, then all you have to do is claim that it is a right. 

This is the next way the left will try and keep their murder factories open. 

Breitbart reports
Actress Scarlett Johansson says the right to abortion is not just a women’s rights issue, but also “a human rights issue.”.......To Read More....
My Take - Murdering unborn children is a "human right"?  Just one more example of the lack of intellectual and moral clarity within the entertainment industry.  The left is just as vile as the ancient pagans who sacrificed their children to false gods in order to have the favor of the gods.  These people are guilty of infanticide and in sane days they would have been prosecuted for those murders.  And a society....have lost our way and our minds. 

We Need to Start Defining Things Properly!

By Rich Kozlovich

Yesterday an article by Fred Lucas appeared entitled, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards speaks at the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 5, 2012.  The article went on to say that “Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards announced Friday she is taking a break from running the nation’s largest abortion provider to volunteer full-time for the re-election of President Barack Obama, because, “Our daughters’ and our granddaughters’ future depends on it.”

 Does anyone beside me see the logical fallacy in her statement?

The article also showed that a women who promotes abortion makes $400,000 a year and “the Internal Revenue Service shows that Planned Parenthood got $487.4 million from federal and state governments, up from $363.2 million the previous year, making up about one-third of the organization’s $1 billion budget” for 2010. He went on to say that because of the government putting the public’s money into this organization they perform “over 320,000 taxpayer funded abortions a year, making the group the abortion industry's top abortion provider nationwide.” That is obscene!

Let's get this right. This is really a matter of defining the issue properly and having the courage to say so. The media has dubbed pro-abortion people as Pro-choice. They have dubbed anti-abortion as Pro-Life. Wrong! They are pro-abortion and anti-abortion people….period. Abortion supporters promote murder and anti-abortion people fight murder. Here is where the real big difference is. The pro-abortion groups hate the death penalty and anti-abortions groups largely support the death penalty. That is why the media and the abortionists dub them as pro-life in order to attack them as hypocrites. Let’s define this properly. They are not pro-life. They are pro innocent life. Executing those guilty of terrible crimes is not murder….it’s justice; and it’s justice because they are not innocent.

There is only one reason to support aborting innocent life. You don’t believe its murder! There is only one reason to be against aborting innocent life. You believe its murder! If killing the innocent unborn is murder then it’s murder…… always. It isn’t murder on Monday and an option on Tuesday because of unpleasant circumstances.

I have said this in the past and I will repeat it here. In ancient times pagans murdered their newborn children for economic and political reasons by throwing them alive into burning pits as sacrifices to their gods. Today we are murdering our unborn children for economic and political reasons to prove we have no God. Our minds are so clouded with secular liberalism that we can’t see reality clearly - liberalism is now leftism - an unstable philosophy for which we have abandoned traditional values.

A concept where nothing is right and nothing is wrong. A value system that isn’t much more that the latest philosophical flavor of the day, which may change tomorrow, leaving untold damage to humanity in its wake. Then we wonder why society is getting so out of control, especially among the young, the university trained, and radical racial groups.

Once again, we need to properly define the problem.

Traditional wisdom is based on values that have stood the test of time - values which are foundational to a stable society. Conventional wisdom is merely what people have chosen to believe right now based on immediate expediency. There is no historical or moral foundation to conventional wisdom, and generally is based on warping traditional values.

No government can forcibly control society forever. What generates stability in society is self-control based on values that are not just the latest philosophy of the day. Traditional Judaic/Christian values are foundational to the creation of the U.S. Constitution. As we abandoned one, we abandoned the other.

How did that happen? I can tell you how this happened by asking two questions.
  • When was the last time you read the U.S. Constitution?
  • When was the last time you read the Bible?
Ignorance is the result of a failure to read both - not just one -  both! 

If no one reads, understands, or values the very foundational works that created American exceptionalism, why would we think society wouldn't easily abandon the values espoused there-in?

We don't read them, we don't understand them, we don't live them, we don't value them, we don't even know what those values are and we have no idea what is being lost as a result.

The left has promoted ignorance, mediocrity, consensus and complacency making it easier to get society to accept the unacceptable, and they have been successful because the media, academia and political leaders are corrupt, and this must include many in the religious community. The traditional institutions have become corrupted to the point that there is nothing so degenerate they can't find it acceptable.

Around 18 years ago a study came out saying that 80% of all children under 18 years old had no religious training. 80%! If that is the case then the very foundation for a stable society based on firm moral principles is lost. Can any society fix itself if it doesn’t understand itself? Can any society fix what is wrong if it can’t identify what is wrong? Can any society fix what is wrong if they only believe in what is convenient and there is no right nor wrong? No! And now we are being washed back and forth like the ocean’s waves crashing against the rocks.  We are left with no stable structure for our thoughts and values. We have lost our minds because we no longer have clear definitions of right and wrong.  

We live in a house with a foundation built on sand.

Hillary’s Enablers

If they’re both no good, why accede to the one who represents everything you disdain?

Stephen Moore

The Never Trump snobs on the right are a strange lot. They not only predict that Donald Trump will lose the election. They WANT him to lose to Hillary—perhaps because they will feel vindicated. They are more closely aligned with the far left in the Democratic Party than the grassroots conservative activists of the Republican Party.

They are the tools and enablers of the left. Many have publicly denounced the Trump-Pence ticket and have embraced Hillary almost joyously.

What I don’t get about the prominent Republican defectors who have declared they are now for Hillary is why they get this weird high off being praised by the leftists in the media. Is it really that important to them to be back on the invite list for the next Press Club Dinner?

Yes, I am offended by many of Trump’s actions and words. Who isn’t? But who isn’t offended and frightened more by every word uttered and action taken by Hillary Clinton? I’d vote for my pet frog over Hillary Clinton, but alas, he’s not running.

How many leftists in the media or in the Democratic Party have renounced their candidate now that Hillary Clinton and her top campaign operatives have exposed themselves in emails as anti-Catholic and anti-Evangelical bigots? The left keeps asking, how can Christians still support Donald Trump for President? Here’s one answer: she’s for our legal form of infanticide and he’s not. She’s an anti-Catholic bigot and he’s not. It will be the day that hell freezes over that the media writes a column asking: how can any Catholic in good conscience vote for Hillary Clinton?

Even if you believe that Clinton and Trump are louts (one a womanizer and the other a serial liar), why vote for the lout who will raise taxes, put three more Sotomayors on the Supreme Court, cripple our energy industry, double down on Obamacare, support partial birth abortion, and worship at the green altar of climate change? Why not vote for the lout who will do the opposite?

Why can’t the Republican party leaders attack Hillary every time they are in front of a microphone or camera? It is not as if she isn’t offering a big target on her chest.

Some say that Trump is deranged, even unhinged. You want to hear deranged? Listen to the leftists leading the charge against Trump. USA Today ran a rant last week by a professor at Princeton who wrote tongue-in-cheek about the Orwellian future if Trump wins: “Some continued to resist Trump’s efforts to Make America Great Again. To prevent them from undermining his policies, many African Americans, Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Hispanics, and nonconformists were sent to labor camps for re-education and potential deportation.”

This is funny? All that was missing was a reference to gas chambers. USA Today is supposed to be a semi-respectable paper and it’s a sign of the anti-Trump obsession in the media that they print such vile words? There is a lunatic who is unhinged here, but it isn’t Donald Trump. And by the way, we already have re-education camps in America, and they are called the public schools.

What is more troubling to me than the rapid-fire assaults on Trump—many of which, alas, he brought upon himself—is the denigration of his voters. We’re learning that it isn’t just Hillary Clinton who thinks they are a “deplorable” bunch of racists, xenophobes, and homophobes. (Hillary lied when she said in the last debate “I was talking about YOU, not your voters.” Listen to the tape. And listen to the laughter and applause from her millionaire contributors.) As Trump has faltered in recent days, the Never Trumpers on the right have almost triumphantly assailed the voters who have rallied so mightily and hopefully around him.

Trumpism is now ridiculed on left and right as a group of “dumbed down” voters, “white supremacists,” and even “contemptibles.” Michael Gerson, a former Bush speechwriter and now a columnist for the Washington Post, argues victoriously that Trump’s “fate is deserved.” He calls Trump voters those who “hold an absurdly simplistic anti-establishment attitude.” Yes, what a strong defense by someone who is of the very establishment that he and so many others marinated in the elite Washington culture defend.

We’d better dare not elect someone with “an outsider persona who lacks actual political skills” or else—what? We might get a president who is asleep at the switch before the biggest financial crisis in 75 years, or a president who runs up trillion dollar deficits, or gives hundreds of billions of dollars away to the banks, throws millions of Americans out of their jobs, puts 40 million people on food stamps, and regulates the light bulbs, toilets, and washing machines in our homes?

Oh wait. That already has happened under Bush and Obama, which is strange because they are so “politically skilled.” If it is an “insider” not an outsider, there is no better candidate in all of America than Hillary Clinton, America’s queen “public servant.” She has nearly $1 billion of special interest money to trash the outsider who wants to toss over the apple cart in Washington. Do the anti-Trump misogynists even get the irony of their calling Donald Trump a misogynist?

When I first met with Donald Trump many months ago, the first thing I told him was: Donald, I don’t know if I love you, but I sure love your voters. I don’t always agree with them—on issues like immigration and trade. But what I’ve come to discover is that it is the Trump movement, more so than Donald Trump himself, that is an existential threat to the establishment elites on the right and left. They are the front-line victims of government in Washington run amok. One Trump voter said it well to me at a recent rally in Colorado Springs: “All we want from government is less of it.”

They understand basic economics in ways the elite in both parties do not. They understand that a great nation cannot continue to borrow $1 trillion year after year; put 40 million people on food stamps, nationalize its health care industry, shut down our mines and our oil wells, raise taxes by $1.5 trillion as a way to make the economy grow faster, or regulate our employers out of business. They understand that for at least half of Americans, the “recovery” has never happened.

Frankly, the people who don’t get that are the ones who are pretty “dumb.”

Win or lose on November 8, we are not going away.

The Arrogance of Anger

By Jon Ray @ Dissecting Leftism

The Left are chronically angry. There is always something in the world that is not right and must be changed IMMEDIATELY if possible. Each Leftist probably has his own little wellspring of  anger and some may be dispositionally angry: Nothing may suit him.  He is in a permanent state of upset and disquiet.  The things that Leftists usually say they are angry about --  inequality, racism etc. -- are probably just convenient hooks to hang his expressions of anger on but there always seems to be some real, genuine anger motivating him. Often it is just that  he is not getting the recognition and praise that he thinks he deserves.

And that anger explains many things about the Leftist. It explains his impetuosity for starters. "Pass a law" is his recipe for fixing everything.  Finding the source of the problem he identifies and devising solutions that might work given time are alien ideas to him. The slow build that leads to permanent structures and systems is not for him.

The anger also explains the arrogance of Leftists and their pretence to elitism. Anger never considers that it might be in the wrong.  It always feels itself to be in the right.  It has no self-doubt. If Leftists really were an intellectual elite there might be some reason to regard them as wise governors but any ability they do have is nullified by their anger and urgency to change no matter what.  And that is why Leftist policies always have unfortunate side effects.  They may confer some benefit but also do a lot of harm.

The "Affordable Care Act" (Obamacare) is a classic example of that.  For the great majority of Americans it has made health insurance LESS affordable.  It was just not well thought out because it had to be enacted URGENTLY.

And for most Leftists, no parade of facts and logic will wean him off his poorly-considered beliefs.  The habitual anger of the Leftist is hard to give up, because wanting to feel/be right is part of human nature.  From the basic physical survival drive, through to intellectual and moral issues we like to be right.

That confidence in one's own rightness is however thoroughly deplorable in the Christian tradition.  As it says in  Luke 18:
"He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.  The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed[a] thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’  But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’  I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” 
I like that scripture and believe that it forms part of my personal values.  The Pharisees there are directly analogous to the modern-day Left, who think that they know it all and are confident in their own righteousness.  So it is no wonder that Leftists hate Christianity.  Christ condemned them.  Leftists much prefer the arrogant religion of Mohammed.