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The United States of America Was Founded As, and Historically Has Been, a Christian Nation

We shall make our stand against the dark forces of evil and the enemies of freedom and liberty, witnessing before and on behalf of, the Lord our God

The United States of America Was Founded As, and Historically Has Been, a Christian Nation



Heated controversy and debate, filled with deep division between the political right and left, rages across America, over many issues.  One of the contentious issues is the claim on one side of the deep divide, adamantly claiming that America is not, nor ever was, a Christian nation.

On the opposite side of that great divide, is the declaration that America is, and has always been, a Christian nation.  To this writer,  it is obvious that we Americans are a Christian nation, because the evidence is as clear as water from a mountain spring.  Millions of words could be devoted to provide proof of this, but in perhaps a thousand words we can examine America’s Christian heritage and her exceptionalism through the lens of history and some irrefutable facts.

Fleeing Europe for early Colonial America’s Eastern shores in 1620 for personal liberty and religious freedom, the incredibly hardy Puritans and Pilgrims composed and signed the Mayflower Compact.  In this document, they recognized our Creator and pledged themselves to plant and grow the Plymouth Colony, “ …..for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian Faith…..”

A century and a half later, in July of 1776, those brave souls who gathered in Philadelphia to compose and sign the “ Declaration of Independence “ pledged “ our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor “, to dare to oppose the King and the nation of Great Britain, and declare the United States of America to be “ free and independent states. “  In this document they declared,  “ We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights…….”  In another section of the document they declared, “….”in Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions. “

Having stayed the course and fought the good fight to victory under the guiding hand and Grace of God, by the early 1780s the American Colonies were in fact, free and independent American States.  Following a few years of inefficiencies of the loose confederation, representatives of the 13 independent American states assembled once again in Philadelphia in the Summer of 1787, to write a new article of faith to be called the Constitution of the United States of America.  This document, completed and signed on September 17, 1787, contained in its Preamble, a declaration of the intent “ ….to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity,…..”  In the specific use of the term “ Blessings “, and capitalizing it, there is clarity in the context of the historic time and use of such language in the late 18th Century, that “ Liberty and other Blessings “ came directly from the Creator, God, as gifts.

The great tragedies of history, well documented in the Holy Bible over millennia as well as in secular accounts,  include in American history the dark path of division and strife in the mid-19th Century that led, in 1861, to a civil war between the northern and southern states.  President Abraham Lincoln reflected deeply on the horrors of this war and invoked the Biblical scriptures numerous times in his moving Second Inaugural Address on March 4, 1865.  Lincoln was diligently working to help explain to the American people how God worked his Divine Will in spite of ourselves, in having allowed this war to come.  Perhaps most notably and most poignant, in his closing remarks of that great address, Lincoln stated, “ With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right …. .”

Anyone in America can “ fast forward “ a full century, to January 20, 1961, and read the words from the Inaugural address of President John F. Kennedy, who closed this speech with,  “ With our own conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on Earth God’s work must truly be our own. “

To anyone among us, whether on American soil or in foreign lands, who even questions, let alone denies, the history, heritage, society and culture of the United States of America as being steeped in Christian faith and tradition, should also be mindful of English Common Law.  Our American institutions, our laws, both past and present, our mores, traditions and our deepest understandings of basic rule of law and common decency, have been based for more than three centuries on the English Common Law.

Know each one of you among us, in America or elsewhere, that the English Common Law was also, like long-established American laws and jurisprudence, has from its genesis been steeped in the principles of Biblical scriptures and Christian faith.  The English Common Law included among its earliest foundations, a grand document known as the Magna Carta.  The Magna Carta, or “ Great Charter “, was signed into law by then-King John in the year 1215, is filled literally throughout from beginning to end, with references and language specifically taken from the Holy Bible.

The first paragraph in the Magna Carta reads as follows:  “ Know that before God, for the health of our soul and those of our ancestors and heirs, to the honor of God, the exhaltation of the Holy Church, and the better ordering of our kingdom, at the advice of our reverend fathers Stephen, the Archbishop of Canterbury, primate of all England, and Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church……(and numerous other high ranking clergy). “  The second paragraph of the Magna Carta begins as follows:  “ First, we have granted to God, and by this present charter we have confirmed for us and our heirs in perpetuity, that the English Church shall be free, and shall have its rights undiminished, and its liberties unimpaired. “

While the central purpose of the Magna Carta was to diminish the power and authority of John, King of England, Lord of Ireland, Duke of Normandy, and Count of Anjou, and grant increased rights and freedoms to the Church and the people through their local and regional Nobles, the authors declared clearly in this document, that King John held his position and authority, “ by the Grace of God. “

Therefore; not only are we in rightful possession of innumerable mountains of documents in America, alongside the factual history of events and spoken words, the history, heritage, laws, institutions mores, traditions and principles of basic decency, which are clearly based on Christianity and the Holy Bible-but we also have 800 years of English Common Law as a second rock in our Christian foundations.  We find ourselves, in the America of the early 21st Century, in a state of continuous conflict with the dark forces of evil which specifically includes attacks on our Christian principles, culture, historical foundations, the Christian Church, and direct attacks on Christian Americans personally.  Chief among the arguments being made by the enemies of Liberty and Religious Freedom, is that America “ is not a Christian nation “, and that “ America has never been a Christian nation “.

Know all of you therefore, that these enemies among us who deny the fact of America as a Christian nation, fail in their arguments on two counts:  first, their arguments fail on the merits,  due to more than three centuries of observed behavior of America and its citizens, clearly demonstrating that our words and actions as a nation, and as individual citizens, have strived to attain Christian ideals and values; second, their arguments fail because they are outright lies and falsehoods.  Even the most casual observer or student of basic American history will obtain and know mountains of evidence and facts, collected over nearly four centuries,  totally contrary to all who would deny the Christian nature of America.

Let us as Americans, dare to declare the self-evident truths and the same truths bound securely in the testimony and vivid clarity of United States history; that America is, and has always been, a nation founded upon these principles and functioning to this very day, as a Christian nation.  We must shout this truth from the mountaintops, or from the top of our great skyscrapers.  We must boldly declare this truth from the pulpits of our Churches and from the great halls of our institutions.  We must diligently and unceasingly speak up without fear, of this great truth, in each community, each institution, each public or private gathering, in every county and state, across America, that this is, and has always been, a Christian nation, and with God as our witness, we shall make our stand against the dark forces of evil and the enemies of freedom and liberty, witnessing before and on behalf of, the Lord our God.



Dale Summitt, President and CEO of Trailblazing America. Guardian of America’s Christian Faith, Constitution & Bill of Rights, by trailblazing new pathways to Liberty, Justice & Virtue

http://www.trailblazingamerica.com/

The Elimination of Christianity in the West Brings Disrespect for Life

Left’s campaign to put an end to the Christian ethic

The Elimination of Christianity in the West Brings Disrespect for Life


Abortion activists are taking the next, logical step in their justification of abortion by agreeing that, yes, abortion kills a human baby, but… “so what?” It is just the next logical step in abortion apologia that results from the end of the Christian philosophical influence in society. But we don’t see that end affecting just abortion. We see it throughout society.

Whether leftists like the idea or not, the United States of America was conceived as a Christian nation. Not a Catholic one, not a Muslim one, not a Jewish one and not a secular one, but a Christian nation built solidly on the Christian ethos. Every state initially formed with a particular flavor of Protestantism as a state sanctioned religion and our entire culture was fueled by the twin influences of Christian philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment.

It is certainly true that our form of government is essentially secular in that it is not guided or controlled by any particular religion, but the ethics underlying those governments where heavily informed by Christian ethics.

The left, though, has been angling to destroy the underlying Christian ethos since the turn of the last century as academia and the left became imbued with communist and socialist propaganda.

The efforts to destroy the bedrock principles upon which the nation was built began under the destroyer of our education system, John Dewey, who, along with famed “History” professor Charles Beard, worked to tear down America’s founding principles and replace them with socialist-inspired anti-American ideals. (And they succeeded, by the way.)

With the left working so hard to destroy the Christian influence in our American ethics, we have finally gotten to the point where there is simply no respect for life. Take for instance the admission from abortion extremist Mary Elizabeth Williams who recently pointed out that it is absolutely true that abortion kills a human baby… “but so what?”

In 2013, Williams wrote a piece she entitled, “So What if Abortion Ends Life?” and in that piece she came to the logical extreme of liberal thought saying, “Yes, babies in the womb are human beings, but so what?”http://www.salon.com/2013/01/23/so_what_if_abortion_ends_life/

This is the ultimate logical position that a liberal supporting abortion must end up taking. Medical science has gotten so advanced that we can see detailed images of every stage of human development in the womb making it harder and harder to determine when that “unviable lump of cells” becomes a human being. On top of that projects like human genome mapping and other high genetic sciences are showing that our essence goes back much farther than a mere gestating fetus making untenable any claim that our most basic cells are not human.

The sanctity for life is based in an individualist’s Christian ethos. It isn’t a collectivist ideal. Muslims have no respect for life because the individual is meaningless. Though certainly less pronounced, it’s the same for Catholics and Jews. These religions are far more collectivist than the individualistic Protestant ethos upon which the US was founded.

Christians are taught that the individual is of central importance, not the collective. Christians practice “a believer’s” religion, not one you are somehow born into or one that is controlled from a small set of priests.

But this ethical underpinning has to be eliminated to justify full government control and abortion on demand. And with Mary Elizabeth Williams nudging the abortion lobby toward the idea that killing an admittedly healthy human baby in the womb is not a big deal we are seeing the left edge ever more towards the complete disregard for human life necessary for full government control.

Europe is farther down this road than the US. Take for instance the case of teenager Will Cornicki who brutally murdered his school teacher in class and in front of his classmates.

The teen has absolutely no remorse. In fact, he has justified his actions with a typical Darwinian logic.

Here are a few selected retorts the teen made in court to explain what he did:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2818640/Teenage-pupil-pleads-guilty-classroom-murder-teacher-Ann-Maguire.html

I wasn’t in shock, I was happy. I had a sense of pride. I still do.
I know it’s uncivilized but I know it’s incredibly instinctual and human. Past generations of life, killing is a route of survival.
It’s kill or be killed. I did not have a choice. It was kill her or suicide.
I know the victim’s family will be upset but I don’t care. In my eyes, everything I’ve done is fine and dandy.
This boy has fully inculcated the left’s campaign to put an end to the Christian ethic.

It is what the left has in store for all of us if we let it continue.




Warner Todd Huston’s thoughtful commentary, sometimes irreverent often historically based, is featured on many websites such as gatewaypundit.com, renewamerica.us, rightwingnews.com, chicagonow.com, stoptheaclu.com, and americandaily.com, among many, many others. He has also written for several history magazines, has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows and appears in the new book “Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture,” He is also the owner and operator of Publius’ Forum.

Warner can be reached at: igcolonel@hotmail.com

Superbugs Could Kill Ten Million Each Year by 2050

Superbugs Could Kill Ten Million Each Year by 2050

 

Keywords: superbugs, Superbugs Could Kill Ten Million Each Year by 2050, superbugs resistance
When antibiotics first came onto the scene in the last century, they were hailed as nothing less than a medical miracle, helping people survive infections and illnesses that once took many lives. Ironically, however, it is the overuse antibiotics that have led to the rise of superbugs, drug-resistant bacteria that are incredibly difficult to treat with current medications. And the problem is likely to only get worse.

Warnings Abound

Medical professionals and others interested in public health have been warning for years now that the rise of these superbugs that cannot be treated with even the strongest medicines now available pose a huge threat to public health. The numbers themselves are shocking: if a solution is not found to this problem and it grows worse, the victims of these superbugs could total around ten million annually by 2050. And the cost of treating these infections could total a whopping $100 trillion dollars.

Although many people are aware vaguely that the rise of superbugs is a problem, most do not realize what an immediate threat this can pose – both to human health and to the economy.

Cameron Commissions an Economic/Public Health Impact Study


That is why U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron commissioned a study to a scientific company to model the future impact of these drug-resistant bacteria, especially on the economy. The company, after extensive research, came up with estimates of how the rise of these superbugs could affect the workforce (through both illness and death) and how this would, in turn, affect the global economy.

It was this impact study which came up with the numbers discussed earlier in this article. If nothing is found to intervene with this problem, then a combination of drug resistant bacteria will be responsible for around ten million deaths annually with the shock cost of $100 trillion. This would lead to a dramatic reduction in the overall world population and no current economy would go unaffected by this. Some in the company said that this might even be a conservative estimate. Of the drug-resistance bacteria being investigated, the three predicted to have the greatest impact on public health were strain of E. coli, tuberculosis and malaria.

What to Do

In the wake of these disturbing number, the commission is being extended to study what can be done to prevent this catastrophe from happening. Possible avenues of research to be examined include changing current drug use to prevent or slow the development of drug resistance.

At any rate, everyone involved agrees that working to solve this problem ahead of time is going to be far cheaper and more sparing of human life than letting the current situation run its course, with potentially disastrous consequences.

[Sources – Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, BBC News and The Telegraph]
http://amr-review.org/sites/default/files/AMR%20Review%20Paper%20-%20Tackling%20a%20crisis%20for%20the%20health%20and%20wealth%20of%20nations_1.pdf

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30416844

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11285822/How-superbugs-could-cost-the-world-100-trillion-by-2050.html



By Meghan Telpner

CDC lies: Measles outbreaks confirmed among children already vaccinated


CDC lies: Measles outbreaks confirmed among children already vaccinated


 Maybe Mickey Mouse is responsible for spreading measles to children at Disneyland? This is a more likely hypothesis than health department claims that unvaccinated children are to blame for a recent outbreak that occurred at "the happiest place on Earth," in which 39 people -- and counting -- from at least four states, according to the latest reports, have been confirmed as having contracted the disease while visiting the park.

Official reports are claiming that unvaccinated children are to blame because some of those who contracted the measles hadn't been vaccinated. Some of them had been vaccinated, of course, and the original source of the disease has yet to be determined. But like always, it is automatically those pesky individuals who choose not to inject their bodies with a vaccine linked to brain damage and autism -- and that's been shown to spread the measles -- that must have triggered the outbreak.

The interesting thing about this latest measles outbreak is that the media is parading it around as evidence that not getting vaccinated triggers disease outbreaks, even though the original source of the disease is unknown. It is entirely possible that a vaccinated person spread the disease to both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, which in and of itself shows the lack of effectiveness of vaccines.

If the vaccine for measles -- in the U.S., this vaccine is the combination measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) injection -- really did work as claimed, then all the measles cases identified at Disneyland would have been in unvaccinated people. But they weren't. Early on, media reports claimed that "most" of the cases were in unvaccinated people. More recent reports are saying that "some" of the people were unvaccinated.

MMR vaccines can trigger "atypical" measles, potentially triggering a measles outbreak

As you may already be aware, many previous measles outbreaks have occurred among mostly vaccinated populations, for which health officials have no explanation other than to, again, blame the unvaccinated (which makes no sense). Many measles-vaccinated individuals have also come down with what's known as "atypical" measles infection later in life, the direct result of having gotten vaccinated.

In a paper published back in 1979, atypical measles infection was described as a "hypersensitivity" response to a natural measles infection due to having previously been injected with an inactivated measles virus. A measles epidemic that occurred several years prior in Northern California exhibited all the signs of atypical measles caused by vaccination.

"In typical measles a maculopapular rash occurs first at the hairline, progresses caudally, is concentrated on the face and trunk, and is often accompanied by Koplik's spots," explains the study, as reported by the International Medical Council on Vaccination.

"In AMS [atypical measles] the rash Is morphologically a mixture of maculopapular, petechial, vesicular, and urticarial components. It usually begins and is concentrated primarily on the extremities, progresses cephalad, and is not accompanied by Koplik's spots."

Without going into too many details, the point here is that a measles-vaccinated population was responsible for this particular outbreak, and likely many others. And yet the mainstream media is making no mention of AMS in its reports, instead choosing to perpetuate the lie that unvaccinated people are always the cause of disease outbreaks. While they may be the cause in some cases, they are most likely not in most of them.

As we reported back in 2011, the Institute of Medicine even admitted in a report claiming that MMR vaccines don't cause autism that the vaccines can, in fact, cause measles. On page 574, in fact, this report claims that the evidence "convincingly supports" the notion that MMR vaccines cause measles.

More on this is available here:
NaturalNews.com.


by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer


Sources:

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com

http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org

http://www.naturalnews.com

http://science.naturalnews.com

Maryland cops profile gun owners in traffic stops and searches

Maryland cops profile gun owners in traffic stops and searches



A rising number of gun owners in Maryland believe that law enforcement officers may be singling them out for an inordinate number of traffic stops, thereby infringing on their rights to keep and bear arms, among other constitutional protections.

The Washington Times, in a recent report, described a typical incident involving gun owners:

A year ago this New Year's Eve, John Filippidis of Florida was driving south with his family on Interstate 95 when the Maryland Transportation Authority Police pulled over his black Ford Expedition and proceeded to raid it while his twins, wife and daughter looked on -- separated in the back seats of different police cruisers.

The officers were searching for Mr. Filippidis' Florida-licensed, palm-size Kel-Tec .38 semi-automatic handgun, which he left at home locked in his safe. (Maryland does not recognize handgun permits issued by other states.)

The search by police did not turn up anything, so Filippidis was allowed to go after being issued a warning for speeding.

"My wife's hysterical, shaking"

When it was first reported, the incident garnered national attention. Filippidis, the Times said, appeared on a number of talk radio programs in which he described in detail how he and his family were both frightened and outraged at the same time. And he said he wondered how police knew that he was licensed to carry a concealed handgun, as well as what business it was of Maryland police, regardless, to search his personal things on that bitter, 10-degree day along side an interstate jammed with holiday travelers.

"My wife's hysterical, shaking and crying," Filippidis recalled in an interview with the Times. "I don't have a criminal record. I own a business. I'm a family man, and I tried to explain that to [the officer]. But he had a bad attitude, didn't want to hear my story. He just wanted to find that gun and take me away from my family. That was his goal, but he couldn't do it, because I didn't have a gun, like I told him."

Filippidis' outrage earned him support from gun rights advocates around the nation, as well as an eventual apology from the MDTA. However, an internal police review came to the conclusion that his stop and the search of his items was legal and did not violate any departmental protocols.
http://www.naturalnews.com/gun_rights.html

But the department's findings have not satisfied others who believe that they, too, were targeted strictly because they have gun permits and other licensures in other states. And, as the Times reported, the incidents are growing.

John Tonnesen IV, of Lake Worth, Fla., was pulled over by Maryland police and arrested after a search of his work truck (incidentally, by the same officer who pull Filippidis over) turned up his .45 cal. Ruger, which was licensed in Florida. Tonnesen has said he doesn't think that the stop was a coincidence.http://www.naturalnews.com/Maryland.html

"It was unloaded and stuffed into a bag far from me," Tonnesen told the Times. "There's scanners in Maryland that scan every tag, and Florida is one of their target vehicles. They'll find whatever reason they can to pull you over."

The department, of course, denies that it targets out-of-state gun owners. Officials there once again reminded Times reporters that their officers did not do anything wrong.

Paul Kramer, a criminal defense lawyer based in Baltimore, says the types of stops described take place far too often and tend to be a waste of taxpayer money.

Some of the toughest gun laws in the nation

Kramer said he represented a Pennsylvania security officer who got pulled over in Maryland for speeding. The officer asked Kramer's client if he had a gun in his car and after answering yes, the officer arrested the client for having the gun and cartridges stored in the same container -- against the law in Maryland.

"You think that Maryland would honor legitimate people with guns rather than charging people who are legitimately carrying but doing it incorrectly," Kramer, a former deputy U.S. attorney for Maryland, told the Times. "I would think that the police would want to take the time to go after those people who don't have a legitimate right to have a gun rather than locking up people who have a valid license.

"An otherwise law-abiding citizen can get arrested here. It's just a waste of officer time and resources. The police should let those people go," he added.

Maryland has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country, and again, does not recognize more constitutional gun laws in other states.


by: J. D. Heyes



Sources:

http://www.washingtontimes.com

http://forums.hannity.com

http://theconservativetreehouse.com

Nearly 50 million Americans now on food stamps as middle class plummets into poverty

Nearly 50 million Americans now on food stamps as middle class plummets into poverty


 Fifty years after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a "war on poverty," and five years after President Obama's administration declared the "Great Recession" over, a record number of Americans remain on taxpayer-supported federal and state assistance programs.

According to the most recent government figures, as reported by CNSNews.com, more than 46 million Americans are not only currently receiving some level of food stamp assistance but have been receiving that assistance for more than three years straight.

The news website further elaborated:

The number of beneficiaries on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)--AKA food stamps--has topped 46,000,000 for 38th straight months, according to data released by the Department of Agriculture (USDA).

In October 2014, the latest month reported, there were 46,674,364 Americans on food stamps. Food stamp recipients have exceeded 46 million since September 2011.

Millions more being added to the dole

The number of people receiving food stamps in October represented an increase of 214,434, up from 46,459,930 in September.

As of July, the website noted, the national population, according to Census Bureau estimates, was 318,857,056; so the 46,674,364 represented 14.6 percent of the population.

"The number of households on food stamps increased from 22,749,951 in September to 22,867,248 in October, an increase of 117,297," CNSNews.com reported.

By September, the Census Bureau data indicated that there were 115,831,000 households in the country. So, that means the 22,867,248 households on food stamp assistance in October was equal to 19.7 percent of the nation's total.

"The 46,674,364 people on food stamps in the United States also exceeded the total populations of Columbia (46,245,297), Kenya (46,245,297), Ukraine (44,291,413) and Argentina (43,024,374)," said CNSNews.com, while that figure was slightly less than the population of Spain, at 47,737,941.
http://www.naturalnews.com/food_stamps.html

On average, food stamp households received $261.44 in assistance during the month of October; total benefits paid out by the Department of Agriculture cost taxpayers more than $5.9 billion
http://www.naturalnews.com/food.html

In 1969, just four years after the food stamp program was initiated via "war on poverty" legislation that created the program (along with Medicaid), there were fewer than 2.9 million Americans receiving food assistance. By 2014 the numbers had grown by nearly 1,517 percent.
http://www.naturalnews.com/poverty.html

Additional -- and new -- federal benefits and entitlement programs were expected to increase participation in SNAP and other food assistance programs. In November 2013, The Daily Caller reported:http://www.naturalnews.com/assistance.html

Obamacare could lead more people enrolling in assistance programs, like food stamps, cash assistance and childcare.

Obamacare's individual mandate -- which compels more people to seek out health insurance -- paired with the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare has created a perfect storm for an increase in low-income assistance program participation, Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions' Senate Budget Committee staff explained to The Daily Caller this week.

Obamacare will also expand other entitlement and benefit programs paid for by taxpayers

Kerry: Muslims Don’t Raze Villages, American Soldiers Do

Kerry: Muslims Don’t Raze Villages, American Soldiers Do

Charlie

Here’s John Kerry at Davos now.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/kerry-violent-extremism-not-islamic_824332.html

“Obviously the biggest error that we could make would be to blame Muslims collectively for crimes not committed by Muslims alone. Crimes that the overwhelming majority of Muslims oppose. Crimes that their faith utterly rejects. And that Muslim leaders themselves have the greatest ability to address. Religions don’t require adherence to raze villages and blow up people. It’s individuals, with a distorted and an even ignorant interpretation of religion who do that.”

Obviously. And here’s Kerry’s Winter Soldier testimony claiming that American soldiers were as bad as Genghis Khan. (Kerry probably just resented the Mongol invasion of Baghdad.)

Kerry and his comrades claimed that American soldiers had “personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.”

So Boko Haram doesn’t raze villages. ISIS doesn’t raze villages. Only American soldiers do.

 by Daniel Greenfield

Whatever Happened to Phonics?

Whatever Happened to Phonics?


One of the most important books in America’s intellectual history, Why Johnny Can't Read, by Rudolf Flesch, was published 60 years ago in 1955. This book sold 8 million copies, was the talk of the country, and explained why children need phonics to become successful readers.

There are many fascinating aspects to this story. Flesch fled from Austria just before the Germans invaded his country; at that time he was pursuing a law degree. In the United States, he went to Columbia University and earned a doctorate in English. Safe to say, he was exceptionally smart. In addition, he was obsessed with lucid language. He flourished, as Wikipedia notes, “as a writing teacher, plain-English consultant and author. He published many books on the subject of clear, effective communication: How to Test Readability (1951), How to Write Better (1951), The Art of Plain Talk (1946), The Art of Readable Writing (1949), The ABC of Style: A Guide to Plain English (1964), and Rudolf Flesch on Business Communications: How to Say What You Mean in Plain English (1972),” and others.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Flesch

So we arrive at a sad, unexpected irony. This master communicator believed that he had settled the reading matter forever. Phonics was essential. Whole Word (also known by such names as Look-say, sight-words, Dolch words, Whole Language, etc.) was an obvious fraud and as well dangerous to children. Flesch assumed that any dunce would understand this. He was wrong.

Flesch explained that if you make children memorize English words as graphic designs, you have changed English into a hieroglyphic language. You have thrown away 40 centuries of human history, making English much like Egyptian circa 2000 BC. You have turned a phonetic language, which most children can learn to read in first grade, into a symbol-language that most children can never learn to read. Nobody could possibly be that stupid, right? Wrong.

Here is how Flesch explained our predicament in the famous 1955 book:

We have decided to…learn to read English as if it were Chinese. One word after another after another after another. If we want to read materials with a vocabulary of 10,000 words, then we have to memorize 10,000 words; if we want to go to the 20,000 word range, we have to learn, one by one, 20,000 words; and so on. We have thrown 3500 years of civilization out the window and have gone back to the age of Hammurabi.”

Certainly that settles the matter, right? Unfortunately, no.

Here’s the huge problem. Flesch did not close the deal. He believed he had, of course. He thought that if you say 2+2 = 4, what else is there to say? That was his mistake. He needed to explain it again and again and again (and again) until every parent and teacher understood, and no dishonest literacy professor could claim to miss the point.

Flesch underestimated our Education Establishment. These professors of education, essentially a far-left cult, had forced sight-words into the schools circa 1935 and they were not going to let go. They would pretend, they would lie, they would wiggle like a snake to victory any way possible.

So what did they do? They ridiculed Rudolf Flesch (“Devil in the Flesch”) and went right on doing all the bad things they had previously been doing. They formed the International Reading Association (IRA) to consolidate their gains, and to quarantine Flesch. Further, they fashioned endless sophistries to justify their incorrect methods. They kept the field of reading mired in jargon and techno-talk.

It is arguably one of the greatest tragedies the country suffered in the 20th century. To repeat, Rudolf Flesch did not close the deal. Flesch, the master of clear English, underestimated the malevolent power of unclear English. He underestimated the power of lockstep orthodoxy, as when thousands of professors agree to support every wrong detail of an absurd doctrine.

Still today, many schools in the United States proudly boast on their websites that they use Dolch words or the equivalent. Millions of students are still being turned into functional illiterates.

What can be done now to rectify this terrible mistake?

First, every parent should take a few minutes to understand why phonics is essential but memorizing sight-words one by one makes no sense at all. Very few people, for example, could memorize even 100 license plates or instantly identify 100 celebrities. Even when you know the name, you can’t always bring it up from your memory in a fraction of a second. It's no different with sight-words.
http://www.improve-education.org/id66.html

Second, teachers who haven’t read “Why Johnny Can’t Read” (or “Why Johnny STILL Can’t Read,” 1981) should acknowledge that they are clueless amateurs. Such a person should not be allowed in an elementary school. Why? Because you will not be able to recognize inferior methods and the damage they’re doing to children. All phonics experts confidently assert that 99% of children can learn to read in the first grade. If you are accepting a lower level of achievement, then you are part of the problem.

Third, our newspapers and other media can help people to understand these matters. By remaining detached and silent, our media remain a big part of the problem.

There is a maxim in police work: “lie once, lie always.” Translation: if you lied, you can no longer be considered a reliable witness. That would seem to blackball all the people who gave us Whole Word from any further involvement with literacy. Legal codes sometimes stipulate who can testify at a trial; for example, convicted criminals might be excluded because it is assumed they will lie. There is another category of people who can’t testify: those with a financial interest in the outcome. Once again, there goes the entire Education Establishment. They cannot testify about reading methods because they’re all making money from the inferior methods now used. It’s not just all the expensive but worthless textbooks. When children don’t learn to read after a year or two, they are sent to interventions, sent for psychiatric counseling, sent to pick up their Ritalin. There are billions of dollars being made off of stunted readers, i.e., children victimized by Whole Word. Lots of people are making lots of money from the cash cow known as K-12 education. (So-called dyslexia, all by itself, has become a cash cow.) Are these pretend-experts now going to start telling the truth? Unlikely.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeFLLnRWROQ



Don’t trust anything they say. Trust Rudolf Flesch. His books are available on Amazon. Used versions might sell for pennies. Read even a few chapters and you will be free at last.

For a great look back at the reading situation as of 1975, read Samuel Blumenfeld’s wonderful speech at the Reading Reform Foundation that year.
http://www.donpotter.net/pdf/flesch20yrs-blumenfeld.pdf

Blumenfeld also chronicled our tragedy in his book “Victims of Dick and Jane” where he said:

"Flesch naively assumed back then that after the educators read his book, they would recognize the error of their ways and return to the sane phonetic method of teaching. What he didn't understand, however, was the political agenda behind what those progressive professors were doing. Their goal was to use education as a means for changing America from an individualist, capitalist, religious society into a socialist, collectivist, humanist society.”

Make no mistake. The Education Establishment, or perhaps we should say the Illiteracy Establishment, has tormented and abused the children of this country for 80 years. These phony experts should not be forgiven.

Bruce Deitrick Price explains educational theories and methods on his site Improve-Education.org.

New Psychiatric Diagnosis Targets “Internet Conspiracy Theorists”

New Psychiatric Diagnosis Targets “Internet Conspiracy Theorists”




The Obama administration has a new partner in crime and it is the American Psychiatric Association (APA).  The APA created the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (5th Edition) which was recently adopted. DSM 5 is highly controversial and has sparked outrage from the mental health practitioners. As many of these practitioners point out, the new DSM-V makes a pathology out of simple and normal behaviors such as grieving for the loss of a loved one.
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/shrinks-critics-face-new-psychiatric-manual-article-1.1344935

This constitutes a new subjective approach in diagnosing of mental illness in that it promises to end free speech and any form of political dissent. The federal government has already declared anyone who opposes its unconstitutional policies as having “political paranoia,”  which is now diagnosed as a type of mental illness.

Particularly disturbing is that the new manual targets internet users and conspiracy theorists. If someone is judged, by some vague set of criteria, to spend too much time on the internet, they could be judged to be mentally ill and ineligible to own a gun. How are you receiving this information? The chances are that you are, at least according to Obama and Biden, giving in to your internet addiction and reading this article. Under the new Obama guidelines this would be grounds for gun confiscation. The alternative media is predicated on internet readership and listenership. These groups would be among the first groups to oppose a martial law crackdown, and now they are the first to be targeted.
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/dsm-5-new-mental-illness-bible-list-internet-addiction-illnesses-article-1.1020979

Subsequently, this is just another backdoor method to disarm citizens who would oppose the abject tyranny being imposed upon America. And these facts sum up what is truly behind the Obama administration’s latest attack upon gun ownership because they want to prey upon a defenseless nation by disarming as many of us as possible before the purges can begin in earnest.

Under Obama’s new proposed gun regulations, anyone who has a diagnosable, or is potentially diagnosable (i.e. pre-crime) for being mentally ill, can have their gun confiscated. Vice President Biden even feels that they can violate HIPPA privacy regulations in requiring the states to report who has been treated for a mental illness. Therefore, in the name of confiscating your gun, this administration thinks it is acceptable to violate federal privacy laws.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/03/obama-administration-proposes-new-executive-actions-on-gun-background-checks/

What is interesting to me is that the Obama administration is not even trying to distinguish between mental illnesses in terms of who should, or should not own a gun. In the eyes of the Obama administration, all mental illnesses are created equal. A person with a phobia is just as dangerous as a sociopath. One in six Americans have a “diagnosable anxiety disorder”. This is completely understandable given the economic and political times that we live in. However, under the new proposed guidelines, all of these people would be ineligible to have a gun in their possession even though there is not a shred of research which indicates this population would be inclined towards gun violence any more than any other population.

I once predicted that any form of political protest would be demonized and used as the basis for the labeling of mental illness based upon anyone who disagrees with the government.

Political Schizophrenia

This is the new  Soviet style political schizophrenia. We will see confinements among the alternative media and the veterans for things like ADHD, grieving, normal anxiety, bad eating habits, etc. All of these behaviors and more have been categorized as pathologies under the Obama administration and a supportive American Psychiatric Association.
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/shrinks-critics-face-new-psychiatric-manual-article-1.1344935

Oppositional Defiant Disorder Is the Newest Weapon Against Political Dissent

When I went through my clinical training, the Bible of mental illness, The Statistical and Diagnostic Manual (DSM-4r) defined Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) as a highly controversial mental illness used to describe children and teens as mentally ill if they exhibited disobedience and defiance. When I was first nationally credentialed, most practitioners did not take this diagnosis seriously and we mistakenly believed that it would fade away. We uniformly believed this to be true because defiance and oppositional behaviors are hallmark traits of healthy rebellion exhibited by children and teens as they seek independence. Rather than ODD fading away, the diagnosis has become the tool of the ruling elite.

The new DSM (5) has expanded the definition of ODD to include adults who exemplify “paranoid ideation” about the government and frequently express these delusional ideations on the internet.

Conclusion

In its analysis of the political abuse of psychiatry in both the Soviet Union and China, The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, stated that “Psychiatric incarceration of mentally healthy people is uniformly understood to be a particularly pernicious form of repression, because it uses the powerful modalities of medicine as tools of punishment, and it compounds a deep affront to human rights with deception and fraud…” In psychiatric terms, we have become the old Soviet Union where we can be incarcerated and stripped of our rights for having the illness of “political schizophrenia”.http://jaapl.org/content/30/1/136.full.pdf


What do you want to bet that Christians are next?


by Dave Hodges

Obamacare Is the Reason That Millions of Americans Cannot Retire

Obamacare Is the Reason That Millions of Americans Cannot Retire

The elephant in the room is healthcare. The American middle class is in extreme danger because of Obamacare. Obamacare will be the reason that many will never be able to retire or even to live to a ripe old age.

Will Obamacare Be Repealed?

Millions hold out hope that Obamacare will just go away. Could that happen?

The big challenge to Obamacare was the constitutional issue of making participation mandatory and the Supreme Court voted 5-4 in favor of the mandate to force people to pay a penalty for non-payment. As an aside, since when does an entity have to force someone to participate in a program if it is that good?

The other source that promised hope that Obamacare could be stopped is in Congress. The House of Representatives has voted over 30 times to get rid of Obamacare, but it is just a symbolic gesture because they know that it will never pass the Democrat-controlled Senate. And if by some miracle the repeal of Obamacare did pass the Senate, Obama would veto the bill and a two-thirds override would never happen. Obamacare is here to stay.

How Mandatory Is Obamacare?

Corporate friends of the President, such as the employees at General Electric and McDonalds will not be forced to participate. The agency which will enforce the penalty phase of Obamacare, the IRS, was recently issued an exemption from participating as well. In short, if your corporation donated heavily to Obama’s re-election campaign, an exemption to the mandatory phase of Obamacare has been issued. For everyone else, tough luck.

The most incredulous aspect of Obamacare enforced compliance is that the mandatory provision does not include the legislators who imposed this monstrosity upon us, namely, the Congress. Are you mad yet? Well, we are just getting started.

Obama Promised We Could Keep Our Insurance

As with most things coming out of this President’s mouth, his promise that we could keep our insurance was only partially true. Because of new federal restrictions, insurance providers will no longer be offering the exact same plan that you now have. Some of this is due to the fact that Obamacare mandates a certain level of quality and a certain number of services to be offered in their insurance packages. Therefore, if your insurance company doesn’t want to bear the increased costs of complying with the Obamacare law, your plan will change and you can bet that your cost will rise dramatically.

The most dramatic aspect of Obamacare, as it relates to maintaining present coverage, is that if you have a life-change event, you will be mandated to be entered into Obamacare against your will. Life-change events include, but are not limited to, marriage, becoming a parent, changing jobs, getting divorced and many more.

Obamacare Will Dramatically Drive Up Taxes

Obamacare mandates the imposition of 19 new taxes which have never existed before including the tax on a home sale which really has nothing to do with healthcare. And if you use an indoor tanning booth, expect to pay a 10% tax.

What About Chronic Health and Pre-Existing Conditions?

It appears that the President originally planned to make good on his promise to not allow treatment exemptions for pre-existing conditions and chronic conditions. However, the federal funds which were to be used to reimburse the state exchanges have already dried up and rate increases are in the works.

What About Cost?

Obama has consistently stated that under Obamanomics, families with incomes under $250,000 would not experience tax increases and would also see their medical costs decline. That statement is a bold-faced lie!

Under Department of Health and Human Services poverty level guidelines. If you’re a single earning worker making $44,680, or a couple earning a mere $60,520, or a family of four earning a modest income of $92,200, Obama eliminates your subsidy from the government for lower health costs. I do not mean to speak down to anyone, but do you realize that a couple making $60,520 per year is the equivalent of two fast food jobs? These are very modest incomes and the cost aspect of Obamacare should be raising red flags for all middle class income families.
http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/13poverty.cfm

The Kaiser Foundation published an ObamaCare Cost Calculator for you and your family after subsidies. Please be aware this is a basic estimate for the cost of a “Silver plan” (the second tier plan, as opposed to the basic “Bronze plan” on the Exchange). Also note, the total cost is greatly affected by “regional cost factor” (increasing or decreasing the premium by as much as 20%). Yes, Virginia, there are separate plans, consisting of Bronze, Silver, Gold and something called the Cadillac plan. However, there is an absence of information of what each level of the Obamacare plan entails in terms of cost and treatment. One thing is clear, when the health plan is divided up into differing levels of care and cost, there is indeed a problem because it is apparent that people will not be treated equally under Obamacare.http://healthreform.kff.org/subsidycalculator.aspx

For a family of four with two dependent children and a $100,000 income, Obamacare insurance costs are nearly $10,000 per year. Such a family could have expected to pay about $400 per month under existing plans such as United Health Care. Under Obamacare, the cost more than doubled.

For the same family listed above making $150,000 per year, they will pay almost $14,000 per year or 350% more than they would expect to pay in today’s health insurance market. This is obviously why the corporate friends of Obama are seeking exemptions from participation. And for those who seek their own exemption through non-participation, they will be fined 2.5% of gross adjusted income and the amount will go up with each successive year that they refuse to participate.

The aforementioned numbers are the government’s numbers as parroted by Kaiser. In other words, these rates represent the best case scenario. For those of us in the middle and upper middle class, Obamacare represents why most of us will never retire because we will be working to pay off our Obamacare debt.

Conclusion


Obamacare promised affordable health care when in reality what we did was trade managed health care for profit for managed health care for profit on steroids. Anyone in the middle class and above, are now health care slaves to corporations like United Health Care and Kaiser.

Obamacare was the creation of a 2,300 page document which was passed without any Congressman reading the bill in its entirety. This was only the first phase of America’s healthcare enslavement. The next phase of Obamacare consists of creating administrative procedures and regulations in the implementation phase. What will that consist of? Nobody knows for sure but the managed care companies in charge of Obamacare. These monolithic corporations have been given a blank check over our healthcare. And when one couples this with the fact that Obama is making a move on seizing 401K’s, IRA’s and pensions, it is a safe bet that you will be forced to work until you drop. Only the strong will survive. This is eugenics at its best as there is nothing in the bill to prevent the insurance companies from creating infamous death panels and to begin to deny treatment based upon conditions and the age of the patient.

Nineteenth century Fabian Socialism has come to roost in America under Obamacare and it is likely that you will work until you drop in order for the right to be a healthcare slave.

by Dave Hodges