by Daniel Horowitz * 17 Sep 2014, 5:53 AM PDT
Today, we celebrate the 227th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution, but so many people will never know it. Because many Americans never studied why our founding documents are so unique, and they never learned the importance of our Constitutional Republic.
This lack of appreciation for our Constitution is why our original system of government is hardly recognizable. Most Americans living in the 21st century fail to appreciate the superiority of the American system of government. After all, there are many “liberal democracies” in the world that are not governed by dictators or monarchs, what is so unique about our form of democracy?
But the gradual erosion of freedom in this country over the past half century, culminating with the Obama presidency presents us with an opportune moment to hearken back to our funding principles and explore the uniqueness of our Constitutional Republic as it was originally conceived. Continue reading at: breitbart.com.
The company that runs the conservative Breitbart.com news site says the IRS has selected the network for an audit, in a move company executives suggest is politically motivated.
Breitbart News Network, a California-based company which runs several conservative websites, says the IRS recently audited its 2012 financial information.
“The Obama administration’s timing on this is exquisite, but try as they might through various methods to silence us, we will only get more emboldened,” Stephen K. Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News Network, said in a written statement. Read more at foxnews.com.
Related: Sen. Cruz Questions IRS About Decision To Audit Breitbart News
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today (Sept. 9th) sent the following letter to the Internal Revenue Service regarding its decision to audit Breitbart News Network, LLC.
The full text of the letter is available here.
From Florida Stop Common Core Coalition:
H/T: John Beck
Tyranny often sounds wonderful when it is described by the tyrants. – ADB
National Science Foundation study focuses on internet memes, ‘misinformation’ in political campaigns.
BY: Elizabeth Harrington
August 25, 2014 3:30 pm
The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter.
The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online.
Last night challenger Jake Rush proved that the old adage, the problem with political jokes is they get elected, isn’t always true.
Ocala Star-Banner, Ocala.com:
Published: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 10:03 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 10:03 p.m.
An acrimonious and sometimes loopy battle for the conservative heart of North Central Florida has ended, with voters giving incumbent freshman Rep. Ted Yoho an overwhelming victory in the 3rd District Republican primary.
With all but a handful of precincts reporting, Yoho received 79.32 percent of the 46,953 votes cast in a landslide victory over challenger Jake Rush, a lawyer from Gainesville. Yoho spent $452,000 to Rush’s $198,000, and still had $302,000 on hand as of Aug. 6.
“There was a lot of anxiety leading up to this moment,” Yoho told a cheering crowd of supporters at Perry Plantation & Kennels, a stone mansion in the middle of a pasture east of Gainesville. “The third is the best district in Florida. You showed us that you like what we are doing for you and we are going to work harder for you.” Read more at ocala.com.
I lost three followers within five minutes of tweeting this. I must be doing something right.
Remember when Barack Obama promised his administration would be the most transparent in history? Sadly, this has not been the case. In reality it has been just the oppisite. Finally journalists other than Fox News are speaking out about the secrecy and outright censorship of the Obama regime.
On July 8th the Society of Professional Journalists sent a letter to President Obama calling him out on the lack of transparency of his administration. It was signed by four members of SPJ including David Cuillier its president, as well as thirty five others in the field of journalism. While this letter may be an example of too little to late, it just might be an indication of the growing frustration with this president by those who were once his most rabid supporters. Me thinks the Pied Piper is out of tune!
You may read the full letter here: http://www.spj.org/news.asp?ref=1253
SPJ in the news: White House letter reaches its destination and then some [updated]
Related video – Obama: “This Is The Most Transparent Administration In History”
America Imagine a World Without Her has been extended in theaters until July 17th. Public support for this film has been overwhelming despite the progressive media and critics’ attempts to downplay and even silence this documentary. One of the nations largest retailers, progressice leaning Costco, even pulled the book version from it’s shelves until a huge outcry from the public (spelled We the People) forced them to reverse their decision.
Go see this film and find out why audiences are being moved, energized and even brought to tears: America is playing now at Regal Gainesville Cinema Stadium 14 in Butler Plaza. Click HERE for locations nationwide.
Audience Reactions to “America”
I received this tweet from GTP member Jim Sharp yesterday:
‘I was cautioning folks about email and how we have several occasions where Congress has asked for emails … we need to be cautious about what we say in emails’
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today released new e-mails at a hearing with IRS Commissioner John Koskinen showing former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner leading an IRS effort to hide information from Congressional inquiries.
From the April 9, 2013, email exchange among Lerner, an IRS technology employee (Maria Hooke), and the agency’s Director for Exempt Organizations Exam Unit Manager Nanette Downing who led audits:
I had a question today about OCS [Microsoft Office Communications Server]. I was cautioning folks about email and how we have several occasions where Congress has asked for emails and there has been an electronic search for responsive emails – so we need to be cautious about what we say in emails. Someone asked if OCS conversations were also searchable – I don’t know, but told them I would get back to them. Do you know?
Read more including the actual email message at: allenwestrepublic.com.
If you haven’t seen Dinesh D’Souza’s new movie, America Imagine a world without her, you are missing out. It corrects the myths that the Liberals spew about our country in a powerful but entertaining way. It will blow you away.
At the end, just before the credits begin, it goes into Madison Rising’s rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. Stand and place your hand over your heart and others will join you.
Here’s what the people are saying:
Although it might be extended, as of now it is only scheduled to air in Gainesville* through this Thursday, July 10th. Go see it, bring friends and tell everyone you know, especially young people.
This video first appeared here on September 24th, 2013
“…In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury…”*
“…And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”*
So once again, happy birthday America!
*These quotations have been excerpted from the Declaration of Independence.
By Matthew Boyle
Conservative election integrity organization True The Vote filed suit in federal court Tuesday against Mississippi’s Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and the Mississippi Republican Party, asking a judge for an immediate injunction against them so that the election material from the state’s June 24 GOP primary runoff can be inspected.
The lawsuit comes as allegations that Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) campaign and his allies engaged in voter fraud to win last Tuesday’s runoff against conservative state Sen. Chris McDaniel. Cochran bested McDaniel by fewer than 7,000 votes but did so with an overwhelming turnout from liberal Democrats in the black community.
“All we are asking is that the MS State Republican Party follow the law; allow their designated county representatives to inspect the poll books and ballots, give them the review time they are permitted by law, and allow them to uphold their responsibility to MS voters,” True the Vote president Catherine Engelbrecht (emphasis mine) said in a statement about the suit. “True the Vote has been inundated with reports from voters across Mississippi who are outraged to see the integrity of this election being undermined so that politicos can get back to business as usual. Enough is enough.” Continue reading at breitbart.com.