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The case for Roy Moore to be Alabama’s next senator

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We have all heard the constant drumbeat of the words “drain the swamp” incessantly since November’s presidential election. While many voters thought that this would be an easy task if Donald Trump won the presidency, it turns out that it is much harder than it sounds. Even today, eight months into Trump’s presidency, we still have many Obama-era holdovers in the deep state, many establishment-types in Trump’s cabinet, and we still have the same ineffective congressional leaders in House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

It’s understandable why many Trump voters are disappointed that the swamp-draining isn’t happening quickly enough, if at all.

However, a great catalyst to this end would be electing Judge Roy Moore of Alabama to the United States Senate, to fill the seat vacated by now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

There are many reasons that Moore would be a wonderful way of getting rid of the paradigm of “politics as usual,” which has plagued the Republican Party for decades. But the main one, aside from his actual political beliefs, which are clearly conservative, is that he has proven that he will do whatever it takes to stand up for what is right, no matter the cost to him personally.

Let us begin in 2003. At the time, Moore was the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, and two years earlier, Moore had placed a monument of the Ten Commandments in front of the court, so that “to restore morality we must first recognize the source from which all morality springs.” Much controversy ensues, and U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson of Montgomery orders the monument removed for violating the constitution’s ban on establishment of religion by the government. Moore refuses, and eventually is suspended from his position.

Fast forward to 2012, when Moore is elected to another six-year term as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. Then, in 2015, U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. “Ginny” Granade rules Alabama’s marriage laws outlawing same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Moore rejects this ruling, stating that “for one district judge to overturn the laws of Alabama — she can’t do that … Federal rules don’t allow her to do that…”

Eventually, after the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, Moore refused to allow Alabama to issue these marriage licenses, on the grounds that the Supreme Court was overreaching and that they cannot make law, and that the Alabama Supreme Court is the court that sets the laws for the state.

Moore is again suspended without pay, effectively ending his career. Many prominent conservatives missed this, others, such as Steve Deace and Daniel Horowitz, both of Conservative Review, hail Moore as a hero for standing up for his beliefs and not taking the easy way out.

Which brings us to today. Moore is the prototype for doing what he believes is right, no matter the cost. He will not play second-fiddle to a charlatan to Mitch McConnell, who is doing whatever he can to elect Luther Strange to the Senate seat, an establishment candidate that wi be a reliable McConnell lackey. The fact that a senator from Kentucky (in reality, from K-Street) is putting so much into this race shows how worried he is that the swamp will actually be drained. One can only wonder why Trump has endorsed Strange, but we all know why McConnell did.

In comparison, Moore stands only for principle and doing the right thing. Most Americans have a negative view of politicians because of McConnell and his ilk, and that is why we must rally around anyone the D.C. swamp opposes. Because that is the perfect litmus test for who will fight for all Americans, for liberty, for the Constitution, and not K-Street and D.C. politics.

It is for this reason that I have strongly endorsed Moore for the special election scheduled tomorrow, and urge anyone reading this in Alabama to go out and vote for him.

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  1. #ProudConservative (@CruzinAhead)

    August 14, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Trump endorsed Strange because he’s part of the swamp. He always was. Those of us who actually wanted to drain the swamp supported Ted Cruz and are not in the least surprised that the swamp hasn’t been drained. Look who Trump has surrounded himself with. There is no wonder why the swamp is intact. You don’t vote for a progressive barely Republican and expect him to clear out other progressives. Just look at the Obamacare debate. Who did Trump go after? Was it the liberal parts of the party? Nope. He attacked Conservatives who were trying to actually keep their promise to FULLY repeal Obamacare.

    Having said that Moore would be a breath of fresh air and would be a great addition to the likes of Ted Cruz and Mike Lee.

  2. Grace

    August 16, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    I am a resident of Alabama, a native of the southeast, and all my ancestors are veterans of the Confederacy during the Civil War. My grandmother was born on Robert E. Lee’s birthday and was named “Robert Lee …” So I have a significant connection to the Civil War’s history in the southeast. I find it reprehensible that you, as an Orthodox Jew especially, publicly endorse and support Roy Moore. It is obscene that he uses God to promote himself, and to endorse hateful, discriminatory and divisive agendas. Refer to this and pray about your position: Acts 20:28 “Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood. 29 I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. 30 Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them.” Or this scripture … Ezekiel 13:9 “My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and utter lying divinations. They will not belong to the council of my people or be listed in the records of Israel, nor will they enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Sovereign LORD.”

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Why abortion must be fought politically AND culturally

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Why abortion must be fought politically AND culturally

Last week, I jumped in on a heated Twitter debate between a conservative writer and a pro-life policy wonk. Though they both wanted to reduce or eliminate abortions in America, they were fighting over whether it was practical or even fair to charge women who get abortions with a felony. Obviously this debate was set within a hypothetical world in which abortions were already illegal, but it’s worthwhile to plan steps that need to be taken if Roe v Wade were overturned, or if some other laws at the state or national level made abortion-on-demand illegal.

Both sides made pretty epic arguments supporting their side, but both missed the bigger picture. Abortion is, at the very least, a two-front war. There are a few smaller fronts where the war can be waged, but the two primary battlefields are political/legal and cultural. Most pro-lifers fight the political battle. They may invoke faith-based arguments or post videos from the womb to pull at the heartstrings, but when they do so within the framework of the law, they’re still making a political argument.

The pro-abortion side is focusing on the cultural side of the debate… and they’re winning. It’s not because they have the better argument. It’s because the pro-lifers are neglecting this front, and the few that are actually addressing it are doing so with a generally poor strategy. Most are relying on judges and legislation as the way to stop abortions. Meanwhile, they’re losing ground on the cultural front.

How is the left so adept at fighting the culture war? Because they’re framing their arguments within a bigger picture. Their focus on the collective rights of people groups has made their willing sheep abandon what they once knew in their hearts, that killing preborn babies is fundamentally wrong.

The left’s message is that if you believe in equal rights, then you MUST believe in women’s rights. Not too long ago they called it “reproductive rights” but they abandoned that when they realized they could position abortion within the greater women’s rights narrative and get away with it. We’ve seen some pushback by prominent pro-life women, but it’s not enough. To win the cultural war against the womb will require utilizing a variation of the same tactics used by the left.

There are three fundamental truths that pro-lifers must understand if we’re going to win the culture war as it pertains to abortion.

  1. Statistics are counterproductive. I cringe every time I see or hear someone spouting out statistics like there are 125,000 abortions worldwide every day or that over 50,000,000 Americans have been murdered through abortion since it was made legal. It’s not that the statistics are wrong. It’s that they only have an impact on those who already oppose abortion. Those who support abortion do so knowing that many abortions happen and they don’t really care because to them, these weren’t people. Whether they think of them as fetuses or potential humans or parasites or whatever, they’re not going to be swayed by arguments that abortions are rampant.
  2. Science is on our side. Every week, there are new stories highlighting certain attributes of preborn babies that need to be communicated to the masses. They feel pain. They dream. They’re often viable at a much earlier stage of development than previously believed. There’s still a large portion of the population that believes a baby’s heart starts beating when they leave the womb. So much effort is made to use the science on the political side, we often forget that it works from a cultural perspective as well, perhaps more so. We need to educate the people so they understand that preborn babies aren’t just potential humans. They’re humans.
  3. Framing is everything. Just as the left has framed abortion as part of women’s rights, so too must pro-lifers frame the right to exist as a human right. This may seem like a political argument instead of a cultural one, and it is, but when we do so from the perspective of right versus wrong, we can allow the argument to transcend into the part of consciousness that touches on cultural ethics. But framing doesn’t just end with making it a human right to live. We have to frame abortion itself with other topics that people may find despicable. Here are three examples of talking points that frame the abortion debate in a culturally favorable way for pro-lifers that have the potential to reach those who are either pro-abortion or indifferent.
    1. Planned Parenthood was born from the tenets of racism and population control and continues those missions today.
    2. Pushing for gun control to save lives while endorsing abortion-on-demand is a contradiction.
    3. The elite promote abortion knowing it is far more rampant among the poor and minorities. This is no accident. It’s by design.

The war on the womb cannot be won through political means. It cannot be won through cultural shifts. It can only be won when both fronts are addressed simultaneously. Pro-abortionists are doing it. It’s time pro-lifers learn a lesson from the enemy.

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Tucker on new NJ gun ban: Venezuela banned gun ownership before country’s collapse

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Tucker on new NJ gun ban Venezuela banned gun ownership before countrys collapse

Tucker Carlson makes the point that the Leftists opposing Liberty should target criminals instead of the innocent.

Letting Tucker Carlson speak for himself, But we’re emphasizing two important points:

  1. Gun Confiscation has nothing to do with ‘safety’ or ‘protecting the children’ but empowering the Socialist Left. Crime has skyrocket in the Socialist Utopia of Venezuela after the government disarmed the people. Just as the Left wants to do in the states.
  2. He also made the point that indicates the other party is arguing in bad faith.  If they really were concerned about gun violence, then they would go after that small segment of the population that is committing this violence. Instead they are going after innocent gun owners.
Tucker on New NJ Gun Law: Venezuela Banned Gun Ownership Before Country’s Collapse

http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/12/17/new-jersey-gun-law-bans-magazines-more-10-rounds-tucker-carlson-bernard-kerik-reactHe said that in Venezuela, the point was not to make people safer, but to “disarm the public.” Now, it is a felony in New Jersey for ordinary citizens to “defend themselves,” Carlson added.

Bernard Kerik, who was Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s NYPD police commissioner, said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that the law is a “cunning way to attack the legal gun owners.”

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Nearly $5 billion being sent to Mexico while border wall languishes in political hell

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Nearly 5 billion being sent to Mexico while border wall languishes in political hell

Talk about adding insult to injury. Not only are we nowhere nearer to getting the wall built on our southern border, but now taxpayer dollars are actually being sent to Mexico to fund development.

This is not a joke, though it’s actually pretty funny.

Today, we learned the White House may be backing down on shutting down the government to get Congress to fund the down payment on the border wall.

Is the White House backing down on the government shutdown?

http://noqreport.com/2018/12/18/white-house-backing-government-shutdown/The White House seems to be in damage-control mode as it shifts from claiming the President will shut down the government if he doesn’t get $5 billion in wall funding to now saying the President could find other ways to get the money for the border wall if DHS budget isn’t sufficient.

This is a clear departure from the bold words during last week’s public standoff between the President and his friends on the Democratic side, Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Nancy Pelosi. At that point, the President was willing to “carry the mantle” of “Trump’s Shutdown” if he didn’t get a CR that included $5 billion for DHS.

Now we’re learning that the United States is sending over $10 billion to Central America and southern Mexico in an aid package designed to stimulate economic growth in the impoverished region, including $4.8 billion to Mexico.

US pledges $10.6B aid for Central America, southern Mexico

http://noqreport.com/2018/12/18/us-pledges-10-6b-aid-central-america-southern-mexico/The plan was announced in a joint U.S.-Mexican statement released by the State Department and read aloud by Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard in the Mexican capital.

“In sum I think this is good news, very good news for Mexico,” Ebrard said.

Newly inaugurated President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waxed poetic about the plan to provide jobs so people won’t have to emigrate.

I wasn’t one of those who fell for the idea that the President was going to get Mexico to pay for the border wall, but I never thought I’d see the wall languishing in political hell while we’re sending nearly the exact amount needed to start the wall to Mexico instead. This isn’t the type of change we were promised. This isn’t draining the swamp.

Drudge encapsulated it perfectly with their current top headlines.

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Whether this is some sort of poetic justice against those who thought things would be different or a cruel joke on the nation, one thing is certain. We’re not seeing the progress on stopping illegal immigration that we were promised. Not even close.

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