Posts by Alec Rawls

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The proper health care goal is health insurance for NOBODY (Guest Post)

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The new Republican alternative to Obamacare is another wrong-direction big-government boondoggle. Senators Coburn, Burr and Hatch have included a few good things, allowing insurance providers to compete interstate (section 204) and reining in out-of-control malpractice lawsuits and awards (section 401), but their centerpiece is free universal health insurance for the needy (section 204) and subsidized insurance for… Read more »

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Evil is Coming: ticking-clock Newtown video makes more sense with a pro-gun narration (Guest Post)

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A group called Moms Demand Action (“for gun sense in America”) just put out a video marking the one year anniversary of the Newtown massacre. From a from a pro-gun perspective their video invokes some very effective imagery, using the impending sound of a ticking clock to highlight the vulnerability of a classroom full of… Read more »

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Why the AC130s were grounded: Obama didn't want voters to find out that he had armed the jihadists with SAMs [Reader Post]

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It’s simple logic. In Libya there is only one possible threat to an AC130 gunship: surface to air missiles. Thus this is the only way Panetta wasn’t lying when he said that it was lack of information about the threat environment that kept him from sending defenders into “harm’s way” in Benghazi. He must have been afraid that the jihadists were lying in wait with surface to air missiles, and he had good reason to suspect such a ploy.

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War BY women follows the pattern of affirmative racism [Reader Post]

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The Democrats have always been the party of racism. Long after fighting on the wrong side of the Civil War, they provided the bulk of the opposition to the civil rights movement and the ending of the web of Jim Crow segregation laws. Then as soon as they lost the battle for anti-black racism the party immediately switched to anti-white racism with its embrace of affirmative action (the race-conscious favoring of blacks in hiring and promotion). Their one constant: they never gave liberty a chance.

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Permit-barring for Chick-fil-A vs. permit-ramming for the Ground Zero Mosque [Reader Post]

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Matt Drudge and Michael Graham both note the hypocrisy of left-wing mayors who want to ban Chick-fil-A from their cities for opposing gay marriage. (“GODFATHER WELCOMES FARRAKHAN” and “Imam Who Inspired Menino’s Mosque Lists The Many Ways To Kill Gays”.) Hey leftists, how about first breaking away from your bromances with Muslim demagogues who want to put homosexuals to death?

Roberts' job is to protect the Constitution, not the Court [Reader Post]

Roberts’ job is to protect the Constitution, not the Court [Reader Post]

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“It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices,” said Chief Justice Roberts in summing up the Court’s upholding of Obamacare (at 10:25 in the ABA transcript). Wrong. It most assuredly is the job of the Court to protect the people from their own political choices when those choices violate the Constitution, and if the Court fails to do this—if it instead decides that it should stay out of contentious political issues in order to remain above the fray and keep its neutrality from being questioned—then it has to find some way to read the Constitution so as to declare the clearly unconstitutional as constitutional, and this is exactly what Roberts did.

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Missing from Obama’s big energy tour: not a single word about GHGs or CO2 or climate [Reader Post]

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Obama’s first big energy-policy speech was to the United Nations in 2009 when he boldly told the entire world that it had to get off of fossil fuels because: “the threat from climate change is serious, it is urgent, and it is growing.” “Rising sea levels threaten every coastline,” blah, blah, blah, but to the true believers, it was lines from a psalm:

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You lie! Obama claims that Islam teaches the law of love [Reader Post]

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At last Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast Obama claimed that his policies are motivated by “God’s command to ‘love thy neighbor as thyself’.” He then conflated this law of love with the golden rule, and made a blatantly dishonest claim about Islam:

I know the version of that Golden Rule is found in every major religion and every set of beliefs — from Hinduism to Islam to Judaism to the writings of Plato

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Secure the border first: to be “comprehensive,” immigration reform must be a 2-step process [Reader Post]

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Newt Gingrich risked his standing with conservatives on Tuesday night by calling for a “comprehensive approach” to immigration reform. “Comprehensive immigration reform” is a poisonous a term to conservatives because of the reckless dishonesty with which it has been applied to a long series of bills that have been anything BUT comprehensive. In particular, these bills have promised to both secure the border and establish a path to citizenship for those illegals who are already here (amnesty), while only actually providing amnesty, which together with our still unsecured borders dramatically increases illegal immigration.