Dems to enlist Pope on illegals, voter base expansion

August 24, 2015

Breitbart News carries an intriguing report on the less-than-devout Catholic Democrats in the U.S. Congress who are now looking to Pope Francis for aid in expanding their political base by increasing illegal immigration.

In a first, the Pope is scheduled to address Congress on Sept. 24. He intends to follow that by meeting with a group of Hispanic illegals. Liberal lawmakers hope his advocacy will inspire their colleagues and constituents.

Last year, Francis called the calculated flood of Central American children crossing the border into the U.S. a “humanitarian emergency.” In a June encyclical where he delved into the issue of climate change using the left‘s talking points, Francis cited the “tragic rise” of immigrants fleeing poverty.

The Pope is clearly opposed to capitalism. Earlier this year, using his closest adviser Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, as his spokesman, he issued this statement: “The ideology surrounding environmental issues is too tied to a capitalism that doesn’t want to stop ruining the environment because they don’t want to give up their profits.” 

In May we posted Pope Francis embraces leftist doctrines, in which we noted Francis sounded a lot like Karl Marx, as he called on governments to redistribute wealth and benefits to the poor to help curb an “economy of exclusion.” That was followed by  Pope Francis: “Global Political Authority” needed to tackle climate change. His provocative mastery of Marxist, anti-capitalist buzzwords is disturbing, with redistribution of wealth one of his frequent themes. Yet he does not deny himself the latest technology as he travels the globe like a jetsetter, frequently tweets and even takes selfies. Last year his tweet, “inequality is the root of social evil,” set off a heated debate in which he was  criticized for increasingly driving a wedge between conservatives and the Catholic Church. Francis previously blasted ‘trickle-down’ economics, a basic tenet of President Reagan’s economic policy as a “crude and naive” theory.

Francis clearly relishes promoting radical political positions. The Blaze reported Vatican Officially Recognizes ‘State of Palestine’ in New Treaty, observing he shifted to referring to PLO leader Mahmoud Abbas as the president of the “state of Palestine,” giving authenticity to those who are sworn to the annihilation of Israel.  

The Institute for Works of Religion, often referred to as the ‘Vatican Bank’ manages $8 billion of the church’s worldwide wealth, and investments, as well as 33,000 accounts for clergy and parishes, held in Euros. This is in addition to priceless High Renaissance art collections on display as well as in vast underground storage facilities.

Pope Francis has written, “Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity and should be accorded ‘their human dignity’ in the countries where they reside.”

Kevin Appleby, policy director on migration for the pro-amnesty U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C., said: “What we do know from his record is that it’s an issue close to his heart” and “one of the issues central to his papacy.”

Rather than lecturing the United States, the time is ripe for this political Pope to put his mouth where his money is on his central issue and swing open the doors of Vatican City to accommodate and respect the “human dignity” of the hundreds of thousands of impoverished, uneducated and unwilling to assimilate, North African Muslims fleeing Libya in an effort to reach Italy. Their plight should also qualify as a “humanitarian emergency” demanding immediate action.


Obama’s new America

July 19, 2015

Administration amasses unprecedented racial data to aid in altering America

In an account of social engineering that could easily be considered Orwellian, the New York Post reports on the Obama administration’s obsessive data-collecting practices separating Americans by race, with the intent to document “inequalities” between minorities and whites.

Author Paul Sperry reveals, “Obama is presiding over the largest consolidation of personal data in U.S. history,” adding, “he is creating a diversity police state where government race cops and civil-rights lawyers will micromanage demographic outcomes in virtually every aspect of society. Punishment will be meted out to entities that don’t comply with reforms.

Barack Obama’s ultimate plan for destabilizing America along racial and ethnic lines is even more insidious.

We have already witnessed the flood of illegal, impoverished and uneducated Hispanics from Mexico and Central America Obama has relocated across the nation. He is also committed to ensuring chaos reigns in the United States and whites, Christians and Republicans become permanent minorities, as he opens the floodgates to more unassimilating fanatical Muslims who openly express hatred of our freedoms and way of life, and engage in murderous rampages. Army psychiatrist Maj.  Malik Hasan, the Tsarnaev brothers, and days ago, Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez who all massacred Americans in the name of Allah, are just a few examples. There are myriad others, including the September 11, 2001 terrorists who methodically planned and carried out the unimaginable slaughter of 3,000 people on American soil.

Pay attention. As evidenced in recent polling of U.S. Muslims, nearly a third of Muslim males under 45 believe that violence against America is justified in order to make Sharia the law of the land.

Truth Revolt carries the well-documented report that includes the shocking survey conducted by Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy. Ignore it at your own peril.

America’s first black president, twice-elected by Americans of all races, is doing more to divide us along ethnic lines and subvert Constitutional freedoms than any of us could possibly have envisioned in 2008.  As his second term is concluding, Barack Obama is fast-tracking his new American vision. It doesn’t include most of us.


Be vigilant: Communists still waging war on America

July 18, 2015

Weekend reading guaranteed to make you smarter

If you thought Communists had faded from the American landscape, think again. They are alive and well and hoisting the flag of cultural Marxism high in America — in tandem with advancing a well-oiled propaganda machine.

Author Paul Kengor, PhD* has written an insightful commentary, “Communists Celebrate Lowering of Confederate Flag,” for American Thinker. He provides historical background on state’s rights, a notion loathed by the overarching, central government-worshipping Communists, and delves into the redefinition of marriage as celebrated by the same Godless Marxists.

Referring to the Communist red flag, Kengor writes, “…communist publications like People’s World hoist the rainbow flag and denounce the Confederate flag. They do so in the name of “tolerance” while, in truth, the flag they really salute is the worst symbol of intolerance.”

“The workers of this country and the workers of every country have only one flag and that is the red flag,” said William Z. Foster, chairman of Communist Party USA, to Congress in the 1930s. CPUSA members were loyal Soviet patriots. One of them was Frank Marshall Davis, mentor to Barack Obama, who, in his July 20, 1946 Party-Line Chicago Star, wrote: “I salute the Soviet Union…. I honor the Red nation.”

Kengor’s full column is a worthy read.

*Among other books, Paul Kengor authored, “The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis, the Untold Story.”


Faith-based tax exempt status in jeopardy

July 1, 2015

Churches under assault for support of traditional marriage

On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26th decision to redefine marriage, the tax-exempt status of religious institutions is now in jeopardy.

Mark Oppenheimer, who writes the “Beliefs” column for the New York Times, leaves no room for doubt where his own beliefs are, as he opines, “The Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage makes it clearer than ever that the government shouldn’t be subsidizing religion and non-profits.”

His Time.com article, ”Now’s the Time To End Tax Exemptions for Religious Institutions,” is appalling in its flagrant dismissal of faith-based institutions.

A self-described” gay-rights supporter,” Oppenheimer was “elated by Friday’s Supreme Court decision.” The rest of us should prepare for what appears to be on the horizon as the two issues are mow brazenly linked.

In case you had any doubts, the assault on churches —- along with the schools, hospitals and various services they administer —- is in full bloom and comes in rapid succession to the court’s same-sex marriage ruling.

Katie Pavlich, in her Townhall column says it best: “Religious liberty is under attack in America and the next five years will serve as a battleground to protect or destroy it. If religious liberty is in fact destroyed, America will no longer hold onto one of the most important principles that makes it an exceptional nation more tolerant than the rest in the world. We are at a tipping point.” 


A glimpse into the convoluted thinking at the AZ Republic

June 24, 2015

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake has oddly found himself on both sides of the “political fallout” in the Charleston “church slayings.” That‘s according to the erratic Arizona Republic newspaper’s Page One, above-the-fold article. Flake was one of myriad national office holders and candidates who once accepted campaign donations from a man now identified as the founder of a white rights organization —- since being mentioned in the rabid ramblings of the cold-blooded murderer who slaughtered nine people in a prayer service last week.

Those who read this blog know we hold Flake and his mentor John McCain in low esteem. In that regard, we are not alone. The duo has the worst polling numbers in the country. But it is outside the realm of reasonableness to taint Flake with allegations of racism for accepting the contribution. His office issued a statement saying he would donate the money to a fund set up to aid the church. There’s a lot to dislike about the flaky Flake, but making this link is a stretch too far.

What we do find peculiar is this bizarre aid and comfort provided Flake in the same newspaper.  The brief piece referring to Flake’s “humane immigration reform” [read: amnesty] is written by none other than Phil Boas, director of the editorial department, who presides over the nearly daily decimation of his own wife’s father, Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Boas writes, “Flake has dedicated his career to pursuing humane immigration reform while challenging conservatives to update their views on the issue.” He also gives Flake bonus points for voting for the confirmation of the exceedingly problematic Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General.

When it comes to racism and Flake, it’s his son Tanner who is the offender. In 2013 teenage Tanner was the subject of our post “Generational Flakes.” The younger Flake was exposed for his online spew of vile racist, anti-Semitic, and homophobic slurs. BuzzFeed has more here. For his vulgar rants, there was no woodshed or even a pretense of one for the arrogant brat. Jeff Flake apologized for his son, teaching him that getting off easy is easy when your dad is a U. S. Senator.

That doesn’t make Jeff Flake a racist either. Just a self-absorbed flake who let an important teachable moment pass.

 

 

 


SCOTUS’ unanimous decision against Gilbert (AZ)

June 19, 2015

Decisive victory for free speech

In an unusual unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court decisively affirmed Thursday that the government cannot play favorites when it comes to free speech. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys represented an Arizona church in Reed v. Town of Gilbert, a case involving restrictions on temporary signs that provided the vehicle for the justices to reaffirm and clarify that the government cannot single out one form of speech over another based on how worthy the government thinks it is. Read more here.

Scottsdale-based Alliance Defending Freedom won a decisive U.S. Supreme Court victory on behalf of 82-year-old Pastor Clyde Reed, his wife Ann —- and all Americans. We owe them a debt of gratitude.

The case was argued January 12, 2015 and decided June 18, 2015. Justice Clarence Thomas delivered the opinion of the Court.


Pope Francis: “Global Political Authority” needed to tackle climate change

June 17, 2015

Pope pushes One World governmental authority in advance of Sept. 25, 2015, U.N. appearance

The UK’s Guardian News carries the report “Pope Francis warns of destruction of Earth’s ecosystem in leaked encyclical.”

The 192-page encyclical comes packed with dire predictions of an apocalyptic future from the religious leader, now masquerading as a far-left scientist. Francis lambastes rich countries for “looting” the world and takes aim at bankers and climate skeptics for accelerating its decline. Further, he warns that the world is facing widespread crop failure, economic ruin, mass migration and the destruction of entire eco-systems as he repeatedly linked climate change with the plight of the poor.

From the Guardian report:

“Pope Francis will this week call for changes in lifestyles and energy consumption to avert the “unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem” before the end of this century, according to a leaked draft of a papal encyclical. In a document released by an Italian magazine on Monday, the pontiff will warn that failure to act would have “grave consequences for all of us. (The Vatican was enraged by the leak accusing the magazine responsible of a “heinous act” that amounted to “sabotage against the pope.”)

Francis also called for a new global political authority tasked with “tackling … the reduction of pollution and the development of poor countries and regions.” While accepting that there may be some natural causes of global warming, the pope will also state that climate change is mostly a man-made problem.

“Humanity is called to take note of the need for changes in lifestyle and changes in methods of production and consumption to combat this warming, or at least the human causes that produce and accentuate it,” he wrote in the leaked draft. “Numerous scientific studies indicate that the greater part of the global warming in recent decades is due to the great concentration of greenhouse gases … given off above all because of human activity.”

Read that to mean that those in industrialized nations, especially Americans, must drastically scale back their standard of living. His provocative mastery of Marxist, anti-capitalist  buzzwords is disturbing, with redistribution of wealth one of his frequent themes. Yet he does not deny himself the latest technology as he travels the globe like a jetsetter, frequently tweets and even takes selfies. Last year his tweet, “inequality is the root of social evil,” set off a heated debate in which he was  criticized for increasingly driving a wedge between conservatives and the Catholic Church. Francis previously slammed “trickle-down” economics, a basic tenet of President Reagan’s economic policy as a “crude and naive” theory.

Seeing Red AZ posted, “Pope Francis embraces leftist doctrines,” May 14, just one month ago.

We concluded that post with these words: Income redistribution is the main theme of Karl Marx’ Communist Manifesto: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”


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