So advocating for clean water is a threat to your liberty?
 May 27, 2015 at 7:24am
Coulter was speaking of the Mexican culture of lawlessness and embracing socialist/communist governance. All Mexicans need to take responsibility for what they have supported, allowed and embraced …. as we Americans will ultimately have to do also.
 May 26, 2015 at 9:52am
I’m sure that they were alright with only getting one line…because they also were the beneficiaries of the prayer and were instruments in the hand of the Lord. When we acknowledge the Lord in all things we receive greater blessings. :-)
No, I'm sure they werent. I know quite a few EMTs and when it gets late and we sit around talking, it gets real obvious how underappreciated they are. Normally it's the ER staff that gets the credit. Now you want to give the credit to some teen and your Deity. The credit belongs to the people who are fist on scene at the crucial point and keep that person alive.
@tc5bwe: So in other words your diety is fully responsible for saving people and righting wrongs through his/her human representatives, but will only do so after receiving a certain amount of groveling and @ss kissing.... Heck of a diety ya got there.
 May 21, 2015 at 10:00pm
Mediate just wants the argument and to bash Christians. They’re not up for anything reasonable like…a discussion, a free exchange of thoughts or ideas…or accepting a clarification statement. Really…who in the civilized world would want that?
 May 19, 2015 at 4:17pm
This was a drill for law enforcement but not for the children. A better method of response training for children is a “what can you do if…?” type of discussion and training. Teaching people young and old to think quickly and act because they’ve already thought out best ways to act in certain emergencies is a much better response training for children. Instead of scaring them they need to be giving them the power to think and act in dangerous situations.
 May 15, 2015 at 7:05am
“Let me underscore, the United States keeps our commitments,”….no it doesn’t any more. Tell the nation state of Georgia, Ukraine, Israel, and the American people among others that that is true. Under this administration…no one is safe from their duplicity. We all have a right to “be afraid…be very afraid”.
 May 6, 2015 at 6:52am
As we have unpinned from God and his commandments, we have unpinned form the Constitution. When we are cowed by an ideology that claims control over everyone who doesn’t live as they do, then we have a people who fail to willingly obey God and who subject themselves to Satan’s plan to force us to do as he wants.
Our freedom to speak allows us to say what we may as long as we aren’t advocating and enacting open rebellion against the law of the country.
 April 29, 2015 at 2:14pm
Something that isn’t being addressed is what happens to institutions that believe and practice their religious conviction of marriage is only between a man and a woman. We’ve seen what has happened to small businesses whose owners are trying to stay true to their religious conviction where the state has punished them with malice. A ruling that changes the meaning of marriage will cause religious persecution to become the norm and none will be allowed to worship with freedom of conscience. This slippery slope will be treacherous at best.
Blacks were defined as 1/3rd or 2/3rds a human in the Constitution .. that definition was changed….so what’s the problem here?
Now bare with me: Didn’t the state punnish the music downloader ‘with malice’ by assigning a $1.6 judgement against her? So decent citizens shouldn’t illegally download music, and decent citizens shudnt discriminate against gays…. both acts cud bring fines, and apparently downloading music brings MUCH harsher penalties, BY A FACTOR OF 10X….What’s the problem here, again? The sky isn’t falling like you think it is, man… you’ll be JUST fine…
There's a major leap between legalising homosexual marriages and religious persecution, a leap that isn't based on logic or reason. At least you admit it's a slippery slope argument. In all likelihood, religious institutions would be given exemptions and would not be required to perform marriage ceremonies for couples with which they disagree.
What do you mean it's not being addressed? Have you been living in a ditch since March? Ever hear of the RFRA? Mike Pence? This has been headline news ever since Republicans decided that Christian florists and bakers were the final line of defense against gay marriage. You should pay more attention.
tc5we yes, this is one of the consequences that is not getting a lot of mention. Churches by law will lose their tax exempt status should they go against their religious conviction and refuse to marry anyone other than a man and woman. Another back door to limit or totally do away with religious freedom, your post is spot on.
 April 28, 2015 at 3:16pm
This is a case of two laws in conflict and the “higher law” should take precedence. The Constitutional…Religious Freedom law stands as the higher law but progressives have decided to attack the Constitution piecemeal in order to destroy it. As long as special interest groups have the ear of the courts and are given a right to seek their own special interest over the freedom of the Constitution then cases like this will be seen.
I sympathize because true religious freedom is being trampled by those who want to dictate all behavior and who tolerate nothing but their point of view.
 April 25, 2015 at 5:43pm
Don’t underestimate Ted Cruz or the people. We’re so tired of the McConnels, Flakes, Collins….etc. They sell out the people of this country for their own profit. The hypocrites are the RINO’s and we see who they are. Cruz is principled, understands the Constitution and he works for the people who cast their ballots not for the “party”.
Criticize all you want but know that the Republican leadership and those who support their end runs around the people are destroying the liberty and livelihood of the people of the country.
April 15, 2015 at 3:55pm
In every country where anti-gun laws have taken the rights of citizens to carry their own firearm or even have one in their home, crime rates have increased as well as the tyranny of their government.
In the minutes of response time for law-enforcement to respond to a 911 call, criminals with guns or other weapons, can and do wreak havoc upon law-abiding citizens who have been rendered helpless by the people who disarm them for “safety’s” sake.
In gun-free zones, people who ignore the laws find a treasure trove of victims because no-one can effectively fight back.
It doesn’t mean that you have a vigilante society but it does mean that you have a vigilant society. Respect for the use of weapons is learned and disrespect for the unarmed is also learned.
As for your statement “statistics clearly show that the per capita gun violence increases when the the number of individuals carrying guns increases”…Hmmm not so much JRook. Your statement is incorrect and the stats not credible.
Lastly, many, many college students are adults, retired military, mature, and already allowed to vote, serve their country, consume alcohol, take out loans…in other words participate in adult activities and according to you suddenly irresponsible even if they’ve been properly trained in the use and safety of gun ownership. You make no sense at all and are clearly anti second amendment. The American founders were clear, responsible and wise when they included the Constitutional 2nd amendment.
 April 6, 2015 at 7:24pm
Perhaps you read a different open letter to Mr. Obama from this coach than I did. The teacher’s comments were referencing Mr. Obama’s claims of Muslim history in the US. The Iranians were allies of Germany and Italy during the second WW and have, in the cases cited, shown that they are more negative in their relationship with the US than positive.
This teacher under the Constitution has the right to free speech but not, apparently, at the school. (Schools these days have become tyrants who limit freedom of thought and speech) He did not attack Muslims students verbally or otherwise which seems to indicate that he was asking the President of the USA to defend himself on the question, NOT his students. He shouldn’t have been fired or in any way disciplined because he did nothing wrong.
JRook…you unfortunately are the real bigot.
 April 2, 2015 at 7:03am
Whoa!! I’m so-o-o-o-o-o-o surprised!! The Holder justice department won’t indict? My my my…who would have thought?
If anyone thought that there would have been an indictment then I’d have to ask what they’re smoking. Washington doesn’t believe in truth or following the laws so this was a no brainer.
 April 2, 2015 at 6:57am
We have been more interested in obtaining the freedom of a deserter than of a citizen with a solid military record who is held unjustly. It makes no sense but that’s the agenda of this administration. Laws are ignored, allies are shunned and enemies embraced, citizens are reviled and spied upon, gov’t programs are used to limit freedom and persecute opposition and the mainstream media is used as a willing advocate of all of this. The rest of us are compelled to fight the good fight against what is fast becoming a soft dictatorship.
 April 1, 2015 at 1:10pm
Good people do good things for others without a government edict. Always nice to see.
 March 29, 2015 at 8:03pm
Distasteful comments following a tragedy. Can’t we find a kind and respectful way to comment on news?
Asking for tasteful or respectful comments here is like asking for super-powers.
It's just not going to happen.
Here, the death of "certain" people is rejoiced.
Here, suggesting that Democrats and those that support gay marriage should be used as "target practice" is thought of as a good idea.
Here, when all 7 of a man's children die in a house fire it's common place to blame it on drugs or black people before the facts are known.
Here, blind followers and hatred for anyone not like you rules the day.
Sadly, this is what the new batch of Republicans what to call the "middle ground".
 March 29, 2015 at 7:57pm
As a matter of fact this is not opening the door to discrimination against LGBT but closing the door against discrimination of Christians and others whose religion will be violated by government forcing them to act in a capacity that serves against their religious beliefs.
 March 25, 2015 at 6:53am
Well done elephants!
 March 12, 2015 at 12:52pm
“Just words”. He should have known that the consequence of his words would bring this kind of action. I don’t believe that he is sincere. Stoking the flames is what he does best.
 February 25, 2015 at 3:17pm
So done with the Republican Party!! McConnell fights harder against the Tea Party and conservative members of his own party than he does against the Democrats.Time for a party that listens to the people.