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The “Filthy 15”

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Just so we don’t forget – here is the list of the 15 Republican senators who chose politics over principle and alliances with  leftist elites over the American taxpayers when they voted for the 2013 Senate Amnesty bill on June 24, 2013.

  • John McCain (Ariz.)
  • Lindsey Graham (S.C.)
  • Marco Rubio (Fla.)
  • Jeff Flake (Ariz.)
  • Bob Corker (Tenn.)
  • Lamar Alexander (Tenn.)
  • Kelly Ayotte (N.H.)
  • Jeff Chiesa (N.J.)
  • Susan Collins (Maine)
  • Orrin Hatch (Utah)
  • Dean Heller (Nev.)
  • Mark Kirk (Ill.)
  • John Hoeven (N.D.)
  • Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
  • Roger Wicker (Miss.)
Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Immigration

Were Chris Stevens and Michael Hastings Assassinated?

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A few weeks ago my colleague, journalist Cynthia Farahat broke the story of Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi’s involvement in the attack of our embassy in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 which resulted in the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. A day ago, Morsi’s involvement was confirmed by Libyan intelligence, who contends that Morsi essentially orchestrated the attack.

On June 18, Michael Hastings, the intrepid journalist whose reporting brought down the career of General Stanley McChrystal, died in a fiery and highly suspicious car accident in Los Angeles. On June 24, former U.S. National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism Richard Clarke revealed that the fatal crash was “consistent with a car cyber attack.”

We know – although this has not been confirmed by the Obama administration – that the White House was supplying weapons to Syrian insurgents through Libya, a fact that could have had negative repercussions for Obama had it surfaced on the eve of the 2012 election. We also know that Obama is thick as thieves with the radical Muslim Brotherhood, and without Obama, there would have been no “Arab Spring” or Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood having risen to power in Egypt. Continue reading →

Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Tyranny

You can’t win a rigged game

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I had the opportunity very recently to have an extended conversation with a young gentleman who officially became a U.S. citizen just over a month ago. He claimed that he had always felt he “belonged here, ” took the first opportunity to come to the U.S. presented to him and “never looked back.” He worked all sorts of jobs, traveled all over the country and met people from every socioeconomic sector and demographic.

Coming from a country where the citizens have substantially less opportunity than in America and a more or less homogenous population, there were many things he still found strange about the U.S., even after having been here for more than 10 years. We talked about a multitude of subjects, from nationalized health care to race relations. He said that he often pondered certain inconsistencies, like why so many Americans harbor antipathy for their own country, why so many don’t vote and why young black celebrities are so angry being but a few. Like many naturalized immigrants I have encountered, his was more intense curiosity than judgment.

Describing his swearing-in ceremony, he could not have been prouder. The account of his thoughts and feelings as he and his fellow new citizens pledged allegiance to the flag and sang the National Anthem was nothing less than spiritual. “Something changed in my heart,” he said more than once. He related suddenly feeling part of something great and finally connected to all of the people who had gone before him to contribute to the success of this nation – and how America’s history of immigration played a big part in that.

 

Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Immigration

‘Great Satan’ Americans pay for pro-Islam elites

TALIBAN AMBASSADOR TO PAKISTAN ZAEEF LISTEN TO JOURNALISTS' QUESTIONS IN ISLAMABADI very seldom watch major network television, but last week I had the extreme displeasure of viewing an installment of ABC News’ “What Would You Do?” The show is hosted by news veteran John Quinones, and features what might be considered staged moral dilemmas played out in a public setting.

Segments consist of actors playing out morally ambivalent vignettes in public places (like restaurants, laundromats, etc.), challenging bystanders to intervene, or not to intervene, based on their level of mortification and I suppose, their courage. One past segment featured an actor making disparaging remarks about homosexual unions in a restaurant, directly challenging other individuals present who supported same. The confrontations end with John Quinones revealing himself à la “Candid Camera,” and interviewing the bystander participants. The show clearly if insidiously conveys an uber-liberal worldview, if you hadn’t guessed already. I also can’t help but wondering if the title is a subtle mockery of the popular “What Would Jesus Do” adage, but I digress.

The segment of which I speak depicted a young white male (actor) refusing service in an establishment wherein he was to be waited on by a young Muslim man. Using language and behavior befitting someone with a severely sloping forehead, he was blatantly rude and offensive, finally inciting others around him to suggest he take his business elsewhere. 

The objective of “What Would You Do” is twofold, of course: To engender widespread sympathy for those with whom the left wishes Americans to sympathize, and to portray people of a more traditional worldview as possessing severely sloping foreheads.

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Islam

Liberals killed Trayvon Martin, and Jamiel Shaw, and…

trayvon_jamiel1What we do know for sure about the night of February 26, 2012 is that George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin to death in Sanford, Florida, later claiming self-defense. Despite altogether too many having made up their minds about who was to blame within minutes of hearing of the incident, and the biased, tainted press reports, enough facts have subsequently shaken out that I believe a reliable determination can now be made as to why Martin died that night.

Other than the summary accusations and presumptions of racism on Zimmerman’s part, very little has come to light towards definitively affirming the mixed-race (Latino-Caucasian) neighborhood watch participant as a racist individual. Quite the opposite, in fact: Zimmerman’s actions and activities in the weeks and years prior suggest that he was anything but racially-biased.

Given the statutes governing those possessing concealed carry permits for firearms (as did Zimmerman), the names of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman would have been long forgotten by now were it not for the ensuing politicization surrounding the racial component here. Typically, these statutes do not demand that one waits to be physically overpowered before discharging their weapon.

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Racism

Discerning evil: Look to forest, not trees

asleep2aThis will appear self-evident to some, but I find it necessary to articulate the imperative that we do not fall into the trap of even considering the entreaties of the president, his administration and other agencies who contend that recently revealed activities of the National Security Agency were restricted to terror-related investigations. “Nobody is listening to your calls,” as President Obama said, is a lie – or a gross misrepresentation, if government officials happen to be relegated to reading transcripts, as opposed to examining the digital media itself.

I would imagine it’s probably about as accurate as “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan,” and plays to nothing less than sheer gullibility.

It is also evident that despite “bumps in the road” presented by the Benghazi, Internal Revenue Service, Associated Press, NSA and other scandals and the widespread suspicion they have generated, this administration intends to forge ahead as though none were the wiser. This was punctuated last week when Obama appointed Susan Rice as his new national security adviser, and White House aide Samantha Power as his nomination to replace Rice. As the serial liar in the Benghazi aftermath and a hardened communist respectively, these two women are among the worst representatives for the U.S. interests imaginable, in any venue.

This flagrant rewarding of criminality with a coveted political appointment (in the case of Rice) was also seen by Americans as Obama casting a huge middle finger in our direction.

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Tyranny

America at the Crossroads of Chaos

Whether you’re a Bible-believing Christian, you’ve been reading Doug Hagmann’s DHS Insider columns, listening to Glenn Beck, or just listening to your gut, you know that America is at the most tenuous and potentially volatile juncture of her history since the Cuban Missile Crisis. That carried the blessing of being speedily resolved. I’m not sure I can say the same about what America now faces.

civilunrestThe things coming to light over the last few weeks, and more specifically within the last few days about the Obama administration, speak to an organization that is intent upon executing a coup of historic proportions. What observers such as myself have been saying for many months based on research, history, and intuition, has now been revealed as fact. Things for which we have been ridiculed are being revealed as truth.

Rest assured that what we are now witnessing is just the tip of the iceberg.

In characteristic fashion, President Obama and his minions are taking great pains to advance a narrative that the President (I use the title loosely) has been removed from such things as the Benghazi scandal, the IRS scandal, the investigation of members of the press, and finally, the electronic surveillance of millions of American citizens.

At this point, you have no more reason to believe this than anything else that has come out of this White House since 2009.

When in 2007, I began speaking to Obama being of a political persuasion that could lead to the things that have recently been revealed, I was ridiculed and disparaged as a conspiracy theorist, among other things. This being the case, you might want to pay attention to what follows.

Whether you have been ensconced in the choir listening to us preach for the last five years, or if you are someone who is just becoming aware of these things, know this: Barack Hussein Obama (and I have good reason to believe this is not the name given him at birth) is a villain beyond the comprehension of most Americans; indeed, he has the potential to be counted with Hitler, Stalin, and Mao. He is a devil.

While being compared to the aforementioned tyrants might actually appeal to Obama, if he succeeds in his designs, it will mean the death of our republic and millions of Americans. He and a handful of leftist elites (some in his cabinet, as well as others) are now in a position to finalize Marxists’ century-long wet dream of a totalitarian collective in America hangs in the balance. This is now being threatened, and they know that if they do not succeed, they will never get another chance.

A cornered animal is the most dangerous, particularly when that animal is a megalomaniacal, narcissistic sociopath with his hands on every dangerous trigger one can imagine, and others one cannot imagine.

Be vigilant, listen – and pray.

Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Tyranny

Whence cometh the revolution?

american_revolutionWhy is Justice blindfolded?

I am speaking of the allegorical Justice, also known as “Lady Justice.” She is usually represented holding a balance and sword, the former symbolizing fairness and the latter, her power. Altogether, she represents the moral authority of law, or rather, that the law ought to observe morality.

She is also blindfolded. The blindfold represents the impartiality of Justice, that she is subject neither to prejudice nor influence. The second one – influence – is most significant in terms of our discussion.

It has been pointed out that the Boston Tea Party was carried out over confiscatory taxation on a scale far lower than that to which the average American is now obligated. Similarly, recent revelations concerning the egregious and illegal deeds of the Obama administration have given rise to the question of just how much our current situation parallels that of the men who founded this nation.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.

–          The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America

Our founders were predominantly Englishmen, most of whom held a love for their country and their heritage, so the decision to risk their lives, property, and the future of their progeny was not taken lightly. I believe that the most difficult question they had to consider concerning the impending struggle against the British crown was this: When? When is enough… enough? When, or at what point, was it appropriate in their estimation to seriously discuss revolution? There could be no ambivalence as to their moral right to engage in war with Britain.

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Tyranny

Will media awaken enough to help stem tyranny?

Under President Obama, Americans’ liberties are being neutralized at a mind-blowing pace, and thanks largely to the establishment press, most Americans are still too addled to see that tyranny is coming to America. The methods the Obama administration has been using to bring this about appear pretty transparent to some of us, but practically imperceptible to others.

holder3_110811Since 2009, some have maintained that Obama has dangerously compromised, sabotaged and subverted this nation on more levels than I have room to list here. Those of us who were aware that Obama and his cronies are in fact actualizing the century-long dream of Marxist radicals’ for a totalitarian America said so – and we were ridiculed. We described it as it began to take shape under our noses – and we were ridiculed. We pointed out the Marxist character of countless Obama policy maneuvers, Democrat-sponsored bills, regulations, recess appointments and executive orders – and we were ridiculed even more. Each and every example we brought to light also brought the ridicule of the press and mincing liberal twerps at large.

Now the Obama administration finds itself embroiled in a record number of scandals, at least one of which makes Nixon and Watergate look like jaywalking. The administration has seen scandals before – but all foregoing ones were effectively quashed by the press and the administration itself.

Then came the attack on the Libyan embassy in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. Although the administration was able to forestall scrutiny until after Obama’s re-election, for once there appeared to be people willing to come forward with the truth and a handful in Congress willing to pursue the same. So many Americans had reason to be optimistic, if guardedly so.

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Tyranny