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Posted 3/28/17 at 11:57 AM | Brian Wallace

Is Trump A Ruler Worthy Of A Gold Coin?

President Trump is a controversial figure, even when it comes to how and where to display his image. Learn more about the push to put his face on a gold coin from this infographic!

Posted 3/24/17 at 8:29 PM | Carrie Stoelting

Why Should You Care About the U.S. Supreme Court?

Over the past week for twenty hours, people fired questions at Judge Neil Gorsuch. To put it frankly, it has been one long, tedious job interview! The hearing considering the nomination of Judge Gorsuch has catapulted the U.S. Supreme Court into daily headlines. Yet people still scratch their heads about the meaning and the role of the judicial branch of government. Let's review:

What are the branches of government? According to the U.S. Constitution, there are three branches of government: legislative, executive, and judicial. The three branches are to have shared power to afford proper checks and balances.This is intended to cancel "power trips" of individuals and groups.

Why is it that most people consider the judiciary branch to be most powerful? Judicial activists took the small space allocated to the judiciary branch and cracked open a floodgate of unconstitutional law-making. The manner with which judicial activism has usurped the SCOTUS is shocking: It has wrongly created laws of the land instead of applying the U.S. Constitution. The original SCOTUS job description was to simply and directly uphold and apply the U.S. Constitution and its original intents. Interestingly, of the three branches, the judicial power was given the smallest amount of space in our Constitution. FULL POST

Posted 3/24/17 at 5:38 PM | Michael Bresciani

Confirm This: Our Supreme Court does not make the Supreme Law

Watching hours of the Neil Gorsuch confirmation hearings has been an inspiration. Gorsuch has an impeccable record of wise decisions and a sage and deep sense of balance about constitutional law – we could find no one better for our Supreme Court.

It is the times we live in that make it difficult to believe that even after he is confirmed that much will significantly change in American jurisprudence.

If abortion continues under protection of Roe, and faux-marriage continues under Obergefell then this nation will be in direct conflict with God. His laws and the prophets are witness against us and after an unknown period of time - God will intervene.

When our nation decides that laws like Roe and Obergefell need affirmation and acknowledgment to be referred to as “the law of the land” – we have dipped to new lows in the darkened state we call reprobation. The lawful pursuit of perversion and murder of the innocents is not law - it is blasphemy.

When our own laws take us to such lows we are barreling forward to a direct conflict with the prophetic message. We will not succeed against it. FULL POST

Posted 3/21/17 at 2:58 PM | Brian Wallace

Cognitive Bias In Elections

Did you know that things like height and "looking competent" factor heavily in many elections? Learn more about cognitive bias in elections from this infographic.

Posted 3/13/17 at 2:38 PM | Michael Bresciani

PC Devotees: Moral Issues are not the same as Social Issues

Let’s start with this right up front, this writer and the website I edit stand in full support of President Trump and the efforts of his entire administration. If we find fault it is only because of the great opportunity we now have to re-direct the nation back on a course, which will correct the long decline we suffered under the lawless Obama administration.

Recently, a friend sent an email in which he reminded me that great demonic forces are now attacking the Trump efforts to help our nation. I told him that I agree with him in every point he made.

Yet, there is the other side to the argument. Isn’t it also a propitious moment to check whether the Spirit of God (Holy Spirit) is also trying to keep the new administration on course? Between the promises made to America and the strong call for the new leaders to deal with the moral issues that have plagued, divided and weakened our nation, shouldn’t the preachers, moralist, prophets and communicators in all fields be checking in on the administration and providing input and direction?

Let’s take an honest look. FULL POST

Posted 3/6/17 at 4:36 PM | Mark Ellis

Australia: High school principal removed after he converts to Islam, allows radicalization of students

Former Principal Chris Griffiths

By Mark Ellis

At a Muslim-majority public high school on the outskirts of Sydney, Australia, a principal who converted to Islam fostered an atmosphere of increasing radicalization among the students, leading to his removal along with his deputy.

Principal Chris Griffiths and Deputy Principal Joumana Dennaoiu were both removed from their roles at Punchbowl Boys High School after an investigation by the Education Department uncovered the disturbing trend, according to the Daily Mail.

Islamic students were threatening to behead non-Muslim teachers and were openly declaring themselves ISIS sympathizers, it was alleged.

The principal – who converted to Islam in 2014 – refused to cooperate with a de-radicalization program for the school.

Following his conversion, relations between police and the school took a turn for the worse. “Students were being told that if ‘the pigs’ stop you, to film them and refuse their directions,” a senior officer told the Daily Telegraph. “The students were being led down a dangerous path by the principal. We had concerns about radicalization.” FULL POST

Posted 3/4/17 at 5:40 PM | Mark Ellis

Christian school invests $15,000 in Snapchat, reaps $24 million

Students at St. Francis

By Mark Ellis

When a student’s father at St. Francis High School in Mountain View, California recommended the school invest $15,000 in a start-up company now called Snap Inc., little did they know they would reap a $24 million windfall.

It seems that high school student is the daughter of Barry Eggers, founder of Lightspeed Venture Partners, Snapchat’s first investor, according to the L.A. Times.

In 2012, Eggers was intrigued when he saw his two children enthralled by the new app. Eggers’ partner tracked down the founder of Snapchat, then operating the business from a Stanford dorm room.

Eggers pitched the investment idea to the board of the school and they bought into it. A short time later, Snapchat received their first investment from an outside source, totaling $500,000 — $485,000 from Lightspeed and $15,000 from the school.

When the school sold-off two-thirds of its shares at $17 apiece, it reaped a phenomenal return on their initial investment. FULL POST

Posted 3/3/17 at 3:21 PM | Michael Bresciani

President Trump we are the Christians: “Negotiate” for Us

President Trump’s recent address to Congress was an inspiring and historic moment for America. We will take nothing away from its import and meaning.

We cannot account for hatred of the Democrats, the dishonesty of the media, the vitriol of Hollywood or the mindless disdain of academia’s snowflakes and detractors, but we are not deterred.

As Christians we cannot and will not worship man, but we can worship the only God who is the Creator of heaven and earth. Resultantly, we will never be your sycophants’ but we will be your supporters.

We will look to your leadership, your willingness to serve, to protect us and our constitution; we have proven our willingness by bringing you into the high office which you now hold.

We are commanded to walk humbly with our God, (Mic 6:8) but that does not mean that we do not take considerable pride in the fact that we were largely responsible for the founding of this great nation. The historical annuls, the trappings and statues and the endless churches that dot our nation prove for all, that America is a Christian bastion and refuge among all nations. We will never be ashamed of this. FULL POST

Posted 3/2/17 at 12:10 PM | Mark Ellis

Protesters enraged when chaplain prays to Jesus at townhall meeting

Sen. Bill Cassidy confronts heckler

By Mark Ellis

A group of protesters erupted in anger when a chaplain prayed in Jesus’ name at the beginning of a February 22nd town hall meeting in Louisiana organized by U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy.

Shortly after Louisiana State Chaplain Michael Sprague began his prayer, many began shouting out “pray on your own time” and “let’s get on with it.” Then some hecklers at the back of the room began chanting “separation of church and state,” according to the Independent Journal Review (IJR).

Not content to merely shout down the chaplain, then they began to attack a local Vietnam war veteran who came forward to lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

They screamed “we wants answers” and “do your job,” rudely interrupting the pledge. The veteran steadfastly plowed ahead until he finished his recitation.

When Sen. Cassidy reached the stage, he was also treated rudely, according to IJR. FULL POST

Posted 2/25/17 at 10:26 AM | Carrie Stoelting

Correcting Political Correctness: A Better Way to Unite the USA

"What do we need in replacement of the faulty political correctness of today? Compassionate common sense. Acknowledge societal problems and solve them instead of putting a sugarcoated picture portraying conditions as better or worse than they actually are, as purported by political correctness."

Let's get things straight: Contrary to rumor, political correctness is not kind. Political correctness is not compassionate. Political correctness is, in fact, incorrect and harmful to minorities.

How are problems to be solved if they are constantly covered up by false perceptions purported by politically correct news reports? How are people to receive help if they are not acknowledged as living in bad conditions? Political correctness goes so far to not hurt people's feelings that it actually harms the groups that it "protects" in its media campaigns.

If someone has not received a balanced education, political correctness appears to be an expression of compassion and brotherly love. This perception is important to understand: People who are fixated on political correctness view it as a form of kindness. It is up to people who are more educated on this matter to help others understand that, after a point, political correctness is, in fact, incorrect and cruel. FULL POST

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