• The effect of prayer on Revolutionary War patriots

    The effect of prayer on Revolutionary War patriots

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    First Prayer in Congress: “It was enough,” says Mr. Adams, “to melt a heart of stone.”

    The First Session of the Continental Congress opened the beginning of September in the year 1774 with prayer in Carpenter’s Hall, Philadelphia. Threatened by the most powerful monarch in the world, Britain’s King George III, America’s founding fathers heard Rev. Jacob Duché read Psalm 35, the Anglican Book of Common Prayer’s “Psalter” for that day Sept. 7, 1774: “Plead my cause, Oh, Lord, with them that strive with me, fight against them that fight against me. Take hold of buckler and shield, and rise up for my help. Draw also the spear and the battle-axe to meet those who pursue me; Say to my soul, ‘I am your salvation.’ Let those be ashamed and dishonored who seek my life; Let those be turned back and humiliated who devise evil against me.” READ MORE...

  • Trump cuts millions from ‘refugee’ funding

    Trump cuts millions from ‘refugee’ funding

    The Trump administration on Friday canceled scheduled payments of hundreds of millions of dollars to an “irredeemably flawed” United Nations agency that was making payments to convicted terrorists and their families in the Middle East.

    According to Israel National News, the U.S. State Department said it no longer is funding UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.

    The American Center for Law and Justice explained that Trump had promised to cut funding “to the terrorist affiliated Palestinian Authority as long as they continued to reward the families of terrorists.” READ MORE...

  • 2nd case against Christian baker prompts appeal to DOJ

    2nd case against Christian baker prompts appeal to DOJ

    A Colorado congressman has asked the Department of Justice to investigate the state Civil Rights Commission, which twice has punished Lakewood, Colorado, baker Jack Phillips.

    Once it punished him for refusing to create a cake celebrating same-sex marriage, in violation of his religious beliefs, but he took the case to the U.S. Supreme Court and won.

    Earlier this month, the commission charged him with refusing to create a cake celebrating transgenderism.

    It was the state’s latest move that prompted James Dobson, the noted Christian psychologist and founder of the Dr. James Dobson Family Institute, to ask the Colorado legislature to reform the commission. READ MORE...

  • School Discipline Policy Belongs at the Local Level, Not Washington

    School Discipline Policy Belongs at the Local Level, Not Washington

    Teacher unions and progressive special-interest groups cried foul earlier this year when the White House suggested that federal directives on school safety could be rescinded.

    But if a recent hearing held by the Federal Commission on School Safety is any indication, state and local policymakers don’t need Washington to micromanage student discipline policies. These state and community leaders’ testimonies indicate they are acting on their own to try and make students and schools safer.

    In 2014, the Obama administration’s departments of Education and Justice issued a “Dear Colleague” letter to public schools that contained specific instructions on how schools should deal with school safety and student discipline. The letter says schools should limit student engagement with law enforcement and says suspensions and expulsions (exclusionary discipline) should only be used as a last resort. READ MORE...

  • Trump Administration Challenges Washington Post Hispanic Passport Story

    Trump Administration Challenges Washington Post Hispanic Passport Story

    The Trump administration is pushing back against the accuracy of a Washington Post story that suggests Hispanics applying for passports are facing discrimination from the federal government.

    Writing that “a growing number of people whose official birth records show they were born in the United States but who are now being denied passports — their citizenship suddenly thrown into question,” The Washington Post reported in an Aug. 29 article that:

    The Trump administration is accusing hundreds, and possibly thousands, of Hispanics along the border of using fraudulent birth certificates since they were babies, and it is undertaking a widespread crackdown. READ MORE...

  • J.D. Martinez's Second Amendment Stance Isn't Controversial. It's Patriotic.

    J.D. Martinez’s Second Amendment Stance Isn’t Controversial. It’s Patriotic.

    Someone recently dug up an old pro-Second Amendment Instagram post by Boston Red Sox star J.D. Martinez, in which the potential Triple Crown winner posted a picture of Adolf Hitler featuring the quote, “To conquer a nation, First disarm it’s (sic) citizens.” Martinez captioned the post, “This is why I will always stay strapped! #thetruth.”

    Needless to say, the discovery triggered a torrent of stories about the “controversial” nature of Martinez’s 5-year-old post—because, apparently, disagreeing with a Hitlerian sentiment is now a provocative position. As it turns out, Hitler never said the words in Martinez’s pro-gun meme, although the dictator indisputably embraced a policy of disarming, in both rhetoric and action. READ MORE...

  • What to Expect in Kavanaugh’s Senate Hearings

    What to Expect in Kavanaugh’s Senate Hearings

    The Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh begins at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Here’s what you can expect.

    The committee has 21 members—11 Republicans and 10 Democrats. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is the chairman and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is the ranking member, or lead member of the minority party.

    The hearing will last for four days, the same length as seven of the previous 10 Supreme Court nominees. The other three—Justices Stephen Breyer (1994), David Souter (1991), and Anthony Kennedy (1988)—had three-day hearings. READ MORE...