In response to Evangelii Gaudium, Rev. Robert Sirico of the Acton Institute clarifies points misrepresented by the liberal media and calls for further explanation of some of points raised. Watch this video:
Post on Politics reports that State Senator Jake Latvala, republican from Clearwater, and a network of republican senators who are considered supporters of Latvala’s 2016 bid for the Senate presidency have contributed $4,000 to democrat candidate Melissa McKinlay. McKinlay is reported to have raised an impressive $28,654 in her first month of campaigning.
I am not sure what interest these republican Senators including Nancy Detert of Venice and Greg Evers of Okaloosa would have in a district that isn’t even close to their parts of the state. More importantly, I have to wonder why they would be supporting a union-endorsed democrat.
According to Project Vote Smart both senators Detert and Evers, though republicans, voted AGAINST school choice legislation providing options for parents with students in failing public schools and voted FOR using state taxpayer money to subsidize stadiums for sports teams owned by billionaires including the Miami Dolphins. While the Chamber of Commerce rated their performance as solid Bs, the conservative financial grassroots organization Americans for Prosperity gave both senators failing marks.
Florida republicans need to take a close look at these so-called republicans who support Crony Capitalism and the Government Monopoly on the education of our children! Come on, Florida, WAKE UP!
Today, Senator Marco Rubio charted a course for U.S. foreign policy somewhere between the isolationism of Rand Paul and the hawkishness of John McCain in his speech at the American Enterprise Institute. Criticizing President Obama for his indecisive and hesitant leadership, Rubio called for decisive diplomacy and values-based support of allies and strategic allies. By establishing his vision for foreign relations, Rubio seems to be setting the stage for 2016.
US soldiers are speaking out for their religious freedom in the military.
All Americans, especially those who serve in the military, should watch this video posted by the Thomas More Law Center, courtesy of the Family Research Policy.
In the video, military members speak out about “the culture of fear and intimidation in the US military that is forcing Christian soldiers to hide their faith.”
Attacks on Christianity in the military include the Bible being banned from military hospitals, chaplains to be deemed non-essential, prayer to be banned from military funerals and soldiers to be dismissed for voicing their Christian beliefs about homosexual marriage and birth control, abortion, and sterilization.
If you are member of the military and feel your right to religious freedom has been violated as a Christian, please contact Thomas More Law Center at 734-827-2001. The center provides free legal representation.
St. Thomas More described as “A Man for All Seasons,” Thomas More, Lord Chancellor of England in the 16th Century, is one of history’s most admired figures. an outstanding lawyer, author, judge and diplomat, he rose to the highest office in Englan, next to the King. Yet, he chose death rather than betray his conscience. Moments before he was beheaded for his faith, he humbly described himself as “the King’s good servant, but God’s first.”
I just got the following email message from American Majority about the importance of conservative activism on Twitter. If you have a smartphone, you really should be on Twitter because it is where our narrative can be pushed into the news rooms, board rooms and into the backrooms where the lawmakers make their deals. You do not have to be “techy” to have your voice heard on Twitter! And, it’s free!
Last month a senior White House official was fired after he was identified as the owner of an anonymous Twitter account. What reportedly began as an outlet for snarky comments about D.C. life removed him from that same D.C. life due to insults aimed at public figures at the White House and Capitol Hill.
This isn’t the first time a career – and a reputation – has hit rock bottom due to comments on Twitter. Nor will it be the last. We saw this on an international scale last year when more than one Olympic athlete was banned from participating due to tweets sent during the Olympic Games. And of course, the U.S. has infamous Anthony Weiner to thank for making Twitter history.
What’s the takeaway for the conservative activist? I think that examples like last month’s firing reveal three things.
1. They show that a single Twitter account, or even a single tweet, has incredible power in American life and politics. This week we saw thousands of conservatives live-tweet on election day. If you wanted real-time results, Twitter was the place to be.
2. They tell us that because of this potential influence, what were once informal and personal social media channels are now scrutinized as serious public statements.
3. They emphasize that we must handle our Twitter accounts with common sense. Why? Because people are listening.
Created in 2006, Twitter still presents both new challenges and new opportunities. The American Majority team is a huge proponent of social media activism, and specifically, Twitter activism. We’ve seen the real impact that conservative activists, politicians, and organizations are making as unique media sources through timely, relevant comments and social interactions.
But while some are excelling by articulating the conservative view, pointing to solid resources, and establishing relationships, others are failing. Miserably.
Most problems with Twitter arise from accidental, thoughtless, reckless tweets. Apply the same common sense principles that you use with the rest of your public communication and you’ll be golden. Strive for clear, meaningful conversation and never forget that “anything you say or do may be used against you.”
Keep America Free,
Also, at the Washington Post’s blog The Fix, Chris Cillizza writes about how Twitter has changed politics and political journalism. The most interesting takeaway to the conservative activist is the ability to “amplify” our message. So, please, get on Twitter and get to work!
Understanding that it’s nothing short of blasphemy to ever criticize President Barack Obama and/or First Lady Michelle Obama, Rattle Tale feels it is time to speak out.
We’ve had it up to our pits with being in the pits about the track this country is on, yet we continue to be subjected to Michelle’s pits!
At a White House Diwali celebration on Tuesday, Mrs. Obama once again gives America a full, unadulterated shot of her arm pits — Diwali is an important Hindu holiday.
Label us as you will, but we say we’ve had enough of this unsightly demonstration!
In their love affair with the Obama’s, the media goes to great lengths to project Michelle Obama as a modern day Jacqueline Kennedy, so Rattle Tale did an exhaustive search — almost 5 minutes — to find photos of Mrs. Kennedy flashing her pits to the country.
The search turned up many photos of a sleeveless Jackie, but it seems class always got the better of her when before cameras.
But again and again, Michelle O persists. Our Founding Fathers once noted that “all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable,” but have we not suffered enough?