05/29/16
Memorial Day

MEMORIAL DAY: America’s Godly Heritage

By: Carolyn Alder

Memorial Day

Today is a day for solemn reflection to honor the service and sacrifice of those who paid the ultimate price to preserve freedom.  Let us also reflect on America’s Godly Heritage in acquiring freedom.

The Founders of this nation knew it would not only require their blood to gain freedom, but also God’s favor.  The Declaration of Independence declared the principles of freedom and their grievances’.  The signers significantly affirmed their pledge to secure the Blessings of Liberty for themselves and their posterity with these words: “We therefore, the Representatives of the united states of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, … with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”

Our Founders publicly recognized and acknowledged the “hand of God” in their affairs:

Benjamin Franklin in the Constitutional Convention:  In the beginning of the Contest with Great Britain …we held daily prayer in this room for the Divine protection. Our prayers, Sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered. All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a superintending Providence in our favor. …And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend? Or do we imagine that we no longer need assistance?  (June 28, 1787)

Thomas Jefferson:  God who gave us life gave us Liberty at the same time. (1774)  Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the People that these liberties are of the Gift of God?  That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever. (1781)

James Madison:  It is impossible for the man of pious reflection not to perceive in it (the Constitution) a finger of that Almighty hand which has been so frequently and signally extended to our relief in the critical stages of the revolution.”  (Federalist 37 Jan. 11, 1788)

Our first Commander in Chief and President, George Washington:  I am sure there never was a people, who had more reason to acknowledge a divine interposition in their affairs, than those of the United States, and I should be pained to believe, that they have forgotten that agency, which was so often manifested during our revolution, or that they failed to consider the omnipotence of that God, who is alone able to protect them.  (March 11, 1792)

Let us appreciate America’s Godly Heritage. We have been given a great legacy of freedom by those who came before us and paid the ultimate price. We can only repay that debt by our willingness to promote and restore freedom for those who will come after us. As General Douglas MacArthur stated, “No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.” (May 3, 1948)

By Carolyn Alder  www.freedomformula.us

05/27/16
Trump

Why #NeverTrump must stand strong! It’s all about the leverage Mr. Trump

PoliticsTwo urgent tasks loom for patriots. Stop communist Hillary Clinton (or the more likely and equally dangerous Joe Biden/Elizabeth Warren ticket) and save the US Constitution. How can #NeverTrump help achieve those goals.

First we must stand strong and support each other in our support for the Constitution, and our opposition to Donald Trump’s candidacy.

If we cave now, we give up the one thing we still have left – LEVERAGE.

Donald Trump needs to know that at least 20% of the GOP base is militantly opposed to his candidacy. He needs to know that a big chunk of his potential vote is going to write-in Ted Cruz, vote Libertarian, stay home or work on saving the GOP Senate majority which many of us fear Mr. Trump will destroy. He needs to fear in his bones that if we stand firm it will likely cost him the Presidency.

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05/26/16
Katrina Jorgensen

Standing On Principle – Young Republicans Communications Chair Quits Over Trump

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Katrina Jorgensen

Katrina Jorgensen, the Communications Chair of the Young Republicans, resigned this week because she could not back Donald Trump, which is what the Republican Party is now doing. That took a lot of guts and I deeply admire her principles. Would you be willing to walk from your job or position because you felt this strongly over your principles? I would, but I don’t think there are many out there that would follow suit.

As of today, Donald Trump now has the delegates to be the Republican Party nominee. For Katrina to have stayed where she was, she would have had to promote Trump and support him per the Party. She couldn’t do that and instead, followed her conscience.

Here is the letter of resignation that Jorgensen submitted:

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05/26/16
Brad Thor

Media Outlets Commit Felonious Yellow Journalism – Smear Brad Thor and Glenn Beck

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Brad Thor

I am sooo sick of the yellow journalism being put out there by Drudge, Breitbart and others when someone speaks out against Donald Trump. It’s unhinged and delusional. Yesterday, Brad Thor gave an impassioned rant against Trump that I totally agree with. In it, Thor said that if Trump violates the Constitution and suspends it, that a patriot somewhere will have to stop him. I am certain that what Thor meant was a political solution. What Drudge and others spun it as was a death threat against Trump. That is despicable. Shame on these people. They are worse than many on the left.

What do you do when someone like Trump suspends the Constitution like a South American dictator? Do you have a coup? If you are a Trump sycophant, you fall in line with lots of excuses. If you are a constitutional conservative, you become a target.

Brad Thor, author of the new book Foreign Agent, joined The Glenn Beck Program yesterday to sound the alarm and rally Americans behind stopping Donald Trump and he didn’t hold back. “I think Trump is an extinction-level event potentially for our republic, for democracy. This is one of the greatest crises our nation has seen since the Great Depression, since World War II — is a potential Donald Trump presidency. It is a disaster for liberty,” Thor said. That is exactly right in my opinion. For that, they went after Brad Thor and Glenn Beck. Can’t have free speech… must silence anyone who speaks out against Trump. What does that portend? Very, very bad things.

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05/26/16
Florida

The Death of Free Speech – School Board Candidate Forcibly Removed from LGBT Meeting

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Florida

What? Or are they mandating porn in the classrooms now? Dean Paterakis, who is running for the school board in Brevard County, brought up the point that a teacher showed a picture of his erect penis on a monitor in a classroom and how that puts our children at risk. For daring to bring that up, his microphone was cut off, security subdued the guy for using free speech and caring about students, and the police hauled him out. He protested because a pervert teacher did something unspeakable in front of our children and for that he was arrested. They have lost their freaking minds. School board members were voting on whether to schedule a public hearing about a proposed non-discrimination policy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. That meeting included many outbursts from the audience, including yells, cheers and jeers.

From Glenn Beck:

School Board candidate Dean Paterakis was charged with disrupting a school function and resisting an officer without violence Tuesday after he was ejected from a school board meeting dealing with LGBT issues.

Paterakis was released on $750 bond before midnight on the two misdemeanor charges.

Paterakis was asked by School Board chairman Andy Ziegler to step away from the speakers’ podium after making what Ziegler said were inappropriate remarks. A school district security officer asked him to leave, and Paterakis refused. Sheriff’s deputies then stepped in to ask Paterakis to leave, according to a statement from sheriff’s spokesman Cpl. Dave Jacobs.

Then the sitting board members threatened to clear out the entire meeting because the audience wouldn’t shut up as the guy was carted off. Paterakis, 48, was eventually carried from the meeting by several deputies and handcuffed outside the meeting room. Paging Claire Wolfe… paging Claire Wolfe… please pick up the courtesy phone in the lobby: “America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.” – 101 Things to Do ‘Til the Revolution (1996). I think the Claire Wolfe clock has just about run out. Paterakis should take this to court and file formal charges against the school board. I’d take it public all across the US and be the worst PR they ever dreamed of. Who the hell do these people think they are? They work for us and are supposed to have our children’s best interests at heart. Not work for the gay mafia. This is the silencing of the voice of reason. This is the death of the Constitution we are witnessing.

05/11/16
Founding Fathers

A Matter of Principle – a Note from a Constitutional Conservative

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Founding Fathers

Many of my readers have noticed that suddenly I am no longer with the USA Transnational Report and that I have departed the Watcher’s Council. I felt I should let you know what is going on and to assure you that I am going nowhere and am in the fight for the long haul.

I’ve spent much of the last couple of weeks mulling over events related to my stance on Donald Trump.

I am appalled at the rancor and abusive tenor of some of the remarks that have come my way, as well as what amounts to slander of the character of a good and decent man, a fighter who has, quite literally, given up everything to save the country he has adopted as his new home – Trevor Loudon. I find this unconscionable.

I really cannot stand idly by as capricious accusations impugn the foremost researcher and subject matter expert on topics relating to communist and socialist subversion and corruption of our system of government, while a vile, unprincipled, arrogant, ego-maniacal narcissist is held up as the nation’s “last best hope” after a campaign devoid of any ethical foundation, fraught with pandering and unironic contradictory promises, espousing positions exactly opposite those he has spent decades and hundreds of thousands of dollars supporting, offering not so much as a pivot point or epiphany to account for his positional gymnastics.

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05/10/16
Trump

Some Advice from a Kiwi Cruz Supporter – how do we make the best of the Trump Disaster

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

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No sugar-coating it folks. Donald Trump’s victory over Senator Ted Cruz in the Republican primary is a disaster for the Republican Party,  the Republic and for what’s left of the free world. The question is – how do Constitutional Conservatives strategize to mitigate this “dumpster fire” in the short-term, salvage what we can of our movement and turn this catastrophe to our advantage in the longer term.

The first thing is DO NOT PANIC. Trump supporters are now flooding social media with enticements, olive branches, threats and abuse – all designed to get us signed up for the Trump Train. Their main argument is that we if don’t climb aboard, we are somehow endorsing Hillary Clinton.

I am equally terrified of a Clinton (or the backup Uncle Joe Biden/Pocahontas Warren ticket) victory. But blindly piling in behind Trump is not the best way to stop that. Also it surrenders, without a fight, the greatest power Constitutional Conservatives still have left – our bargaining power, our voting and financial leverage, and most importantly, the moral high ground.

I believe we need to work out how best to achieve several things.

They are in order of priority:

  1. Maximize the chances of the increased liberty, security and expansion of the free world (including my beloved New Zealand).
  2. Maximize the chances the the United States of America will survive and grow and prosper as a Constitutional Republic and the leader of an ever-expanding free world.
  3. Maximize the chances that the Constitutional Conservative movement will continue to grow and become the dominant political force in that Republic for many generations to come.
  4. Maximize the chances that the Republican Party can return to its Constitutional roots, or that a viable alternative force may replace it.
  5. Maximize the chances that our champion Ted Cruz will play a major role in that process. Preferably as the soonest possible two-term President of the United States.

Is that ambitious enough for you folks? Is that in line with your political values? Would these goals give your children and grandchildren the best possible shot at achieving the American Dream?

For those of us about to join the Libertarian Party, form a third party, or just stay home, I want you to consider one thing. We do not have the luxury of twenty years to turn this around. We don’t have 5 years. We may have as little as 6 months. Why do I say that? One word – AMNESTY.

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05/9/16
Ted Cruz

Regarding Ted Cruz, You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.

By: Lloyd Marcus

Ted Cruz

Rush Limbaugh said someone he thought was his friend texted the following during Cruz’s speech suspending his campaign. “Thank God Cruz is done! I couldn’t be happier. Listening to his sap makes me sick.” Rush said the text made him furious.

Here is the line in Cruz’s speech that ticked-off Rush’s once assumed friend.

There is no substitute for victory. There is no substitute for the America that each and every one of us loves with all our heart, that we believe in with all our heart, and that together we will restore as a shining city on the hill for every generation to come.” http://bit.ly/1TMsEzZ

Anyone repulsed by Cruz’s statement is not my patriot brother or sister.

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05/7/16
Crooked

Crooked Hillary vs. Cover-up Donald

By: Cliff Kincaid | Accuracy in Media

Crooked

A magazine called the Economist has an “intelligence unit” that has named a Donald J. Trump presidency as one of the top 10 greatest risks to global stability. Communist China and jihadi terrorism also made the list, but somehow the Obama administration and the Russian government were left off. Though flawed, the effort by the media to identify security risks is a good one. It is the big issue of our time.

But rather than identify security risks based on subjective criteria and personal biases, the media should insist that the FBI be given the power to conduct a comprehensive background check on U.S. presidential candidates, and release those results to the American people. We should know by now that politicians can lie and engage in cover-ups. Just look at the Dennis Hastert hush-money and child abuse case. His cover-up went on for decades.

The American people have every right to insist that candidates be investigated by the FBI and that the results be disclosed publicly. Currently, candidates for federal office, including for the presidency and Congress, don’t have to go through background checks. Instead, the media are supposed to conduct inquiries for the benefit of the people. Too often they fail to do so.

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05/5/16
Donald Trump

Our Watcher’s Council Nominations – Post-Constitutional Edition

The Watcher’s Council

Donald Trump

Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

Council News:

This week we were sad indeed to say goodbye to long-time Council member Brent Parrish at The Right Planet.

Brent is taking a hiatus from blogging to concentrate on family and business concerns, and all of us wish him the best. And of course, as a plugged in member of the WoW community, we’ll look forward to hearing from him in the future in our Forum, our inter-Council threads and perhaps, even an article as a non-council submission if he gets the bug to write again, which we certainly hope he will.

This means we currently have a vacancy on the Watcher’s Council, the oldest and most established blogging group in the ‘sphere. Any talented, interested parties should contact me directly by leaving a comment on any story on JoshuaPundit, including your name, site name and e-mail info as well as anything else you wish to include. Needless to say, it won’t be published, but I will respond promptly to your inquiry and tell you what’s involved.

So, let’s see what we have for you this week…

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