Saturday, May 23, 2015

The first "progressive" generation: 85 Years Ago, Chesterton nailed the Boomers

HAT TIP: THE ANCHORESS
“A generation is now growing old, which never had anything to say for itself except that it was young. It was the first progressive generation – the first generation that believed in progress and nothing else…. [They believed] simply that the new thing is always better than the old thing; that the young man is always right and the old wrong. And now that they are old men themselves, they have naturally nothing whatever to say or do. Their only business in life was to be the rising generation knocking at the door. Now that they have got into the house, and have been accorded the seat of honour by the hearth, they have completely forgotten why they wanted to come in. The aged younger generation never knew why it knocked at the door; and the truth is that it only knocked at the door because it was shut. It had nothing to say; it had no message; it had no convictions to impart to anybody…. The old generation of rebels was purely negative in its rebellion, and cannot give the new generation of rebels anything positive against which it should not rebel. It is not that the old man cannot convince young people that he is right; it is that he cannot even convince them that he is convinced. And he is not convinced; for he never had any conviction except that he was young, and that is not a conviction that strengthens with years.”
- G.K. Chesterton, Illustrated London News of July 9, 1921
Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG better known as G. K. Chesterton, was an English writer, lay theologian, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

END TIMES

NOTE: When writing about God and Jesus, The Daily Jot means YHVH as God and Yeshua Ha Mashiach as Jesus--the actual original names and the true nature and character of them. 



  

Thursday, May 21, 2015

 Prophecy unfolding: The Caliphate

There is much controversy within those who debate Christian eschatology. For generations, the consensus was that a revived Roman Empire would rise up under the Beast/antichrist and come against Israel. Now a growing number point toward another possibility--an Islamic Caliphate. The Ottoman Empire was the last to rule over most of the Middle East--far more of it than did the Roman Empire. After 624 years, it was abolished in a day, March 3, 1924 (seemingly a death blow). Certainly, the nations that comprised the Ottoman Empire include the nations that are mentioned in various prophecies about the end times. The Islamic State could be an end time foreshadowing of ancient prophecies.

End time prophecy is full of foreshadowing, partial fulfillments and precursors. Throughout history, there has been rise and fall of those who were types of the end time apocalyptic figure--what Christians call the "antichrist," what Holy Scripture calls the "beast" or, more specifically, the "Assyrian." This antichrist figure is alluded to as the Assyrian in Isaiah 10:5,10:24,14:2519:23, 30:31, 31:8, Micah 5:5-6, and Hosea 11:5. Ezekiel refers to him as Gog, chief Prince of Magog. The Lord speaks of the Assyrian or Gog in Ezekiel 38:17, "Art you he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring ye against them?"

There are an increasing number of news stories pointing to how the Islamic State is growing into a legitimate caliphate. AP reports: "Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, the group's leader, has appealed to Muslims throughout the world to move to lands under its control - to fight, but also to work as administrators, doctors, judges, engineers and scholars, and to marry, put down roots and start families. "Every person can contribute something to the Islamic State," a Canadian enlistee in Islamic State, Andre Poulin, says in a videotaped statement used for online recruitment." AP reporters on five continents found people born into the Islamic faith as well as converts, adventurers, and educated professionals joining IS.

al Baghdadi claims to be a descendent of Mohammad and holds a PhD in Islamic Studies. Significantly, he was born in Samarra, Iraq, home of the al Askari Mosque, housing the 10th and 11th Imams and where the 12th Imam, the Mahdi, went into occultation, according to Islamic eschatology. Ancient Samarra was refounded by the Assyrian King Sennacherib, who is described in Isaiah 10 as a type of the antichrist and whose army was destroyed by the Angel of the Lord when it came against Judah and Jerusalem (2 Kings 19, 2 Chronicles 32). It is interesting that al Baghdadi was born in what was once a part of the Assyrian Empire and he is the declared Caliph who is taking spoil and threatening Israel. Watch and discern as the events unfold and the prophecies of the Bible come into clearer focus.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson
www.dailyjot.com


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Woman Realizes That She’s Been Accidentally Abusing Her Husband This Whole Time

This an honest, open story from a young woman about her marriage. There are some powerful truths spoken here, worthy of notice and reflection. If you’re married, have ever been married, or plan on getting married eventually, this is for you.
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Monday, May 18, 2015

Liberalism and Jewish Values

A great read...please do!!

Sally Zelikovksy, AMERICAN THINKER:
"It is certainly no news flash that a liberal -- of whatever religious background -- will find conservative principles abhorrent. Nu? But to claim they are anathema to Jewish values is a stretch. If anything, they are consistent with longstanding Jewish law and morals and the liberal Jewish position is the one which is anathema to Jewish values."
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Friday, May 15, 2015

Alan Keyes: Obama Is A Serial Killer In The Mold Of Hitler And Stalin

“I survey the evidence of Obama’s years in office, and the pattern of activity that emerges confirms my longstanding premonition that, like the hardline socialists of the 20th century, he is a harbinger of death, including the tragic death of the conscience, prosperity and just premises of my country,” he adds, warning that Obama will soon use the Trans-Pacific Partnership “to rip the Second Amendment from the Constitution” and further “his importation of foreign cadre into the United States religiously or ideological committed to the destruction of our people, our unalienable rights and the freedoms (like freedom of speech and the free exercise of religion) without which we will be helpless to articulate and/or organize to defend those rights.”
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

How the United Nations 'weoponized' Climate Change

5/8/15: Maurice Newman wrote an op-ed in The Australian, Oz's largest national newspaper.  To say it's caused a Total Libtard Meltdown Down Under is a gross understatement. Here it is in full, for it's important you read it all (my parentheses for clarity) --Dr. Jack Wheeler (TO THE POINT NEWS)

The UN Is Using Climate Change As A Tool, Not An Issue

It's a well-kept secret, but 95 percent of the climate models we are told prove the link between human CO2 emissions and catastrophic global warming have been found, after nearly two decades of temperature stasis, to be in error. It's not surprising. 

We have been subjected to extravagance from climate catastrophists for close to 50 years.

In January 1970, Life magazine, based on "solid scientific evidence," claimed that by 1985 air pollution would reduce the sunlight reaching the Earth by half. In fact, across that period sunlight fell by between 3 per cent and 5 per cent. In a 1971 speech, Paul Ehrlich said: "If I were a gambler I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000."

Fast forward to March 2000 (in England) and David Viner, senior research scientist at the Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia, told The Independent, "Snowfalls are now a thing of the past." In December 2010, the Mail Online reported, "Coldest December since records began as temperatures plummet to minus 10C bringing travel chaos across Britain."

We've had our own busted predictions. Perhaps the most preposterous was climate alarmist Tim Flannery's 2005 observation: "If the computer records are right, these drought conditions will become permanent in eastern Australia." Subsequent rainfall and severe flooding have shown the records or his analysis are wrong. We've swallowed dud prediction after dud prediction. 

What's more, the (UN) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which we were instructed was the gold standard on global warming, has been exposed repeatedly for misrepresentation and shoddy methods.

Weather bureaus appear to have "homogenized" data to suit narratives. NASA's claim that 2014 was the warmest year on record was revised, after challenge, to only 38 per cent probability. Extreme weather events, once blamed on global warming, no longer are, as their frequency and intensity decline.

Why then, with such little evidence, does the UN insist the world spend hundreds of billions of dollars a year on futile climate change policies? Perhaps Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN's Framework on Climate Change has the answer?

In Brussels last February she said, "This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years since the Industrial Revolution."

In other words, the real agenda is concentrated political authority. Global warming is the hook.

Figueres is on record saying democracy is a poor political system for fighting global warming. Communist China, she says, is the best model. 

This is not about facts or logic. It's about a new world order under the control of the UN. It is opposed to capitalism and freedom, and has made environmental catastrophism a household topic to achieve its objective.

Figueres says that, unlike the Industrial Revolution, "This is a centralized transformation that is taking place." She sees the US partisan divide on global warming as "very detrimental." Of course. In her authoritarian world there will be no room for debate or disagreement.

Make no mistake, climate change is a must-win battlefield for authoritarians and fellow travelers. As (former US Senator, D-CO) Timothy Wirth, president of the UN Foundation, says: "Even if the climate change theory is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy." 

Having gained so much ground, eco-catastrophists won't let up. After all, they have captured the UN and are extremely well funded. They have a hugely powerful ally in the White House

They have successfully enlisted compliant academics and an obedient and gullible mainstream media -- the ABC and Fairfax in Australia -- to push the scriptures regardless of evidence.

They will continue to present the climate change movement as an independent, spontaneous consensus of concerned scientists, politicians and citizens who believe human activity is "extremely likely" to be the dominant cause of global warming. ("Extremely likely" is a scientific term?)

And they will keep mobilizing public opinion using fear and appeals to morality. UN support will be assured through promised wealth redistribution from the West, even though its anti-growth policy prescriptions will needlessly prolong poverty, hunger, sickness and illiteracy for the world's poorest.

Figueres said at a climate summit in Melbourne recently that she was "truly counting on Australia's leadership" to ensure most coal stayed in the ground.

Hopefully, like India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tony Abbott isn't listening. India knows the importance of cheap energy and is set to overtake China as the world's leading importer of coal. Even Germany is about to commission the most coal-fired power stations in 20 years.

There is a real chance Figueres and those who share her centralized power ambitions will succeed. As the UN's December climate change conference in Paris approaches, Australia will be pressed to sign even more futile job-destroying climate change treaties.

Resisting will be politically difficult. But resist we should. We are already paying an unnecessary social and economic price for empty gestures. Enough is enough.

Maurice Newman is chairman of the Prime Minister's Business Advisory Council

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Thursday, May 07, 2015

The Islamic Genocide of Christians: Past and Present

...Friday, April 24, we remembered how exactly 100 years ago the last historic Muslim caliphate, the Ottoman Empire, tried to cleanse its empire of Christian minorities — Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks — even as we stand by watching as the new caliphate, the Islamic State, resumes the genocide. And in both cases, the atrocities were and are being committed in the name of Islam.
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Until we change those policies, Ted Kennedy's immigration legacy will continue to deteriorate our American dreams of economic justice and environmental sustainability and individual liberty

Roy Beck, Founder of NumbersUSA:
For those of us desiring the traditional lower numerical immigration that, ironically, Pres. John Kennedy had advocated in his A Nation of Immigrants book, it was our great misfortune that the person leading our opponents in pursuing ever-higher numbers these last 45 years [now 51 years] was perhaps the most skillful Senator of the last half-century in getting things done his way.
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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

There’s Something Media Didn’t Report About Muhammad Cartoon Contest

From a woman who was there:
Each piece told a story of Muhammad’s life, as told by the Quran and Hadith. Each one was a historically accurate representation of his actions throughout history and his powerful and dangerous influence even to this present day.
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Pamela Geller: A Response to My Critics—This Is a War

"THIS IS A WAR"

TIME:
Pamela Geller is the President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and publisher of PamelaGeller.com.

Some are saying I provoked this attack. But to kowtow to violent intimidation will only encourage more of it.

Sunday in Garland, Texas, a police officer was wounded in a battle that is part of a longstanding war: the war against the freedom of speech. Some people are blaming me for the Garland shooting — so I want to address that here.
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"To learn who rules over you, simply find out whom you cannot criticize. If the international media had run the Danish cartoons back in 2005, none of this could have happened. The jihadis wouldn’t have been able to kill everyone. But by self-censoring, the media gave the jihadis the power they have today.

We must take back our freedom."


Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Adventures of Rush Revere: new study guides available

Rush Limbaugh:
We received numerous requests for study guides for the Adventures of Rush Revere Series! Study guides are now available for Book 1 and Book 2. Simply visit the Destination Education page, here.
Previously posted on lgstarr: 2014 CHILDREN'S CHOICE AUTHOR OF THE YEAR BOOK AWARDS - UPDATE

Cinco de Mayo is a phony tradition, a joke on los gringos, then exploited as a marketing gimmick by Mexican restaurant chains.

CINCO DE VERDAD
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler
Tuesday, 05 May 2015
Nobody in Mexico cares about May 5th. Only we, us gringos, pretend to.

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Monday, May 04, 2015

SERIOUS QUESTION FOR U.S. VOTERS

Should we appoint a panel of gynecologists to screen candidates in the new "Vagina Party"???

Sunday, May 03, 2015

O-CONOMY

Major U.S. Retailers Are Closing More Than 6,000 Stores

15 Plants That Are Poisonous to Pets

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2014/03/24/15-poisonous-plants.aspx
  1. Lily (particularly toxic for cats)
  2. Marijuana
  3. Sago Palm
  4. Tulip
  5. Azalea
  6. Oleander (all varieties)
  7. Castor Bean
  8. Cyclamen
  9. Cilantro
  10. Yew (and all species of the taxus or yew family of plants)
  11. Amaryllis (also known as the Easter plant)
  12. Autumn Crocus
  13. English Ivy (all species)
  14. Schefflera
  15. Pothos

The women voting for Hillary because she's a woman are setting feminism back a hundred years

REASON.COM - MEET THE VAGINA VOTERS

Saturday, May 02, 2015

The current state of affairs and its parallels to the fall of Rome proves that "the essence of freedom is the proper limitation of government"

Many Americans would be surprised to learn that the word "democracy" does not appear in the Declaration of Independence or the U.S. Constitution, nor does it appear in any of the constitutions of the fifty states. The Founders did everything they could to keep us from having a Democracy!


Friday, May 01, 2015

How Senate Democrats caused the financial collapse in 2008

How the Democrats Created the Financial Crisis: Kevin Hassett Commentary by Kevin Hassett - September 22, 2008 00:04 EDT
For the first time in history, a serious Fannie and Freddie reform bill was passed by the Senate Banking Committee. The bill gave a regulator power to crack down, and would have required the companies to eliminate their investments in risky assets. . .

If that bill had become law, then the world today would be different. . .

But the bill didn't become law, for a simple reason: Democrats opposed it on a party-line vote in the committee, signaling that this would be a partisan issue. Republicans, tied in knots by the tight Democratic opposition, couldn't even get the Senate to vote on the matter. That such a reckless political stand could have been taken by the Democrats was obscene even then. . .

Now that the collapse has occurred, the roadblock built by Senate Democrats in 2005 is unforgivable.
Bloomberg: READ MORE

Ben Bernanke: The 2008 Financial Crisis Was Worse Than The Great Depression

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Baltimore Rioters Burned Down This Man’s Home, Now He “Ain’t Got a Place to Live”

After embers from a nearby fire floated into his home, Baltimore resident Edward Murray, who has lived in the city for 62 years, was forced to evacuate.

In an exclusive interview, Murray condemned the violence and delivered a message from Baltimore residents to the world:

“Why burn down your neighborhood when you’re supposed to take care of your neighborhood?

Now I ain’t got a place to live … I lost my stuff. My wife is in the hospital. I don’t know how they did it, or why they did it.

Stop thinking black people are violent and destructive, because we not. What’s going on out here is not what God wants. It’s people that don’t care about the city, only care for what they’re doing, is what is happening.

This community was rising. This community was about to thrive again. We want the world to understand that we don’t condone this.”
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What did you learn from the 2008 election?

HERE'S WHAT I LEARNED!

An Open Letter to Pope Francis on Climate Change

By Cornwall Alliance, April 27, 2015

The world’s leading evangelical voice on environmental stewardship and development, The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation is a network of theologians, pastors, ministry leaders, scientists, economists, and policy experts committed to bringing Biblical worldview, theology, and ethics together with excellent science and economics to promote environmental protection and restoration, economic development for the poor, and the proclamation and defense of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

READ THE LETTER


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

PERRY - FIORINA 2016

Why I'm Supporting Rick Perry - By Jamie Johnson


Following the disastrous presidency of an inexperienced first-term senator with great speaking ability, America needs three things in the next president of the United States: (1) a strong chief executive, (2) a strong commander-in-chief, and (3) a strong moral leader.

By a strong chief executive, I mean someone who has actually run a government; someone who has created a civic climate for job growth, business growth, and personal income growth; someone who has tackled the problems of over-taxation, over-regulation, and over-litigation; someone who has forged a legacy of prosperity and opportunity that is a model for good government.

By a strong commander-in-chief, I mean someone who has actually worn the uniform of our country; someone who knows what it means to command a military force; someone who our allies will trust and our enemies will fear; someone who will put freedom on the offensive.

By a strong moral leader, I mean someone who will defend life, marriage, and religious liberty; someone who will champion every freedom in the Bill of Rights; someone who will lead with humility, integrity, and honor; someone who will never forget where he came from, nor the Bible’s command to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly before God.

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry is all three of these things. In fact, of all the good people (and there are several) who are considering a run for the presidency, he is the only one who qualifies as being all three.

First, Rick Perry is a strong chief executive. For the last 14 years he has been the most successful executive in America. He has not been running a business or a senate staff; he has been running a state—a state of 27 million people, the second largest state in the nation, the 13th largest economy in the world. And his record of job growth, business growth, and personal income growth is not only second-to-none, it is unparalleled in our time. Simply put, Rick Perry has been the most successful American governor in the last 100 years.

Second, Rick Perry is a strong commander-in-chief. As a captain in the U.S. Air Force, as a pilot who flew C-130 tactical airlift in Europe and the Middle East, as the commander-in-chief of the largest state military force in the nation (the Texas National Guard), Rick Perry has proven beyond any doubt that he will do what is necessary to secure America’s borders, rebuild America’s military, and renew America’s leadership in the world.

Third, Rick Perry is a strong moral leader. He has valiantly defended life, marriage, and religious liberty; he has championed every freedom in the Bill of Rights; and he has never forgotten his humble roots—growing up on a dryland cotton farm, in a home without running water, 16 miles from the nearest post office—where he learned what it truly means to “love God and love thy neighbor.”

Rick Perry is not a show horse; he’s a work-horse. He’s not about rhetoric; he’s about results. He doesn’t just talk about liberty; he’s put his life on the line to defend it. More than any other person considering a run for the presidency, Governor Rick Perry, who has given 30 years of public service to his country, is the most qualified and best prepared person to lead the United States of America.

[ lgstarr: I believe Rick Perry and Carly Fiorina is the best ticket for America!! ]



Monday, April 27, 2015

35 books everyone should read at least once in their lifetime

Wow! I've actually read fifteen of these!!

Seriously, a list is nice every once-in-awhile because it broadens our perspective and gets us out of ruts.

Here's the list (provided by Megan Whillett on April 23, 2015 at Business Insider):



I must mention this, however: If you love America AS FOUNDED, and find that 100 years of progressive education has broken your heart and stolen your children, you MUST read these books and give them to everyone in your family and donate them to schools if you are able.


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Soft tyranny and you

NOTE: When writing about God and Jesus, The Daily Jot means YHVH as God and Yeshua Ha Mashiach as Jesus--the actual original names and the true nature and character of them. 



  
Friday, April 24, 2015

 Soft tyranny and you

The government has set a standard of tyranny against you that those who disagree with you can and will prevent you from having a job. Your free speech is OK so long as you keep it to yourself.  Do you ever feel like you have an opinion and yet uneasy about expressing it? Do you think that as a Christian, it is better to not express your views on morality in public forums? Have you felt any kind of reservation about what you do and say could be listened to by the government, so you watch your words? Are there just certain issues that you don't talk about much anymore because the response is so visceral and examples have been made of those who say something?  It's selective free speech. It's soft tyranny. 

Alexis de Tocqueville defines soft tyranny in his book Democracy in America, Volume II (1840): "It [the government] covers the surface of society with a network of small, complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence: it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd."

If you are afraid to speak your mind because of the consequences of perhaps losing your job, your livelihood, or that it may invite some government investigation or ruination, you are a victim of soft tyranny.  Galatians 5:1 says, "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." A free people can only exist by adhering to the precepts of God. Bondage is bondage, whether it is sin or tyranny. We live in a society where a very vocal minority is bullying your Constitutional rights. Moreover, eternally these people face great peril. Isaiah 5:20 says, "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness..." 

We must speak boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel. Even though many respond with hatred and accuse you based on the very intents of their own hearts, they will not know the truth unless someone tells them. We would not know sin had we not known the laws of God. Don't be a victim of soft tyranny. Right is greater than might. As Ephesians 6:12-13 says, "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against power, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand." Soft tyranny is evil. Stand against it.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson
www.dailyjot.com



2014 CHILDREN'S CHOICE AUTHOR OF THE YEAR BOOK AWARDS - UPDATE


ADVENTURES OF RUSH REVERE

UPDATE: Are you a teacher or homeschool parent? Do you know of a school that would like to use the Adventures of Rush Revere Series in their classrooms? Please email us at education@rushrevere.com

Thank you for your help with this mission to rekindle the American Patriotic Spirit and make history FUN.




Wednesday, April 22, 2015

REMEMBER "FISTGATE"?

In case you didn't already know about the "Fistgate" conference:

HERE'S what homosexual activists in schools do with your children:
"Students as young as 12 given graphic instruction in bizarre homosexual sex acts by state employees (and we were there to record it for the world)."
[NOTE: Kevin Jennings, the founder of GLSEN, was appointed by the Obama administration to run the Office of Safe & Drug Free Schools in the US Department of Education! GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) is a national homosexual organization that targets children in the public schools, and has formed "gay straight alliance" clubs in schools across the country. Jennings was the Executive Director of GLSEN at the time and was the keynote speaker at this conference!]

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And just in case you are tempted to think all this is in the past...

Lesbian teacher: How I convince kids to accept gay ‘marriage’, starting at 4-years-old


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Free Speech in Peril

Myron Magnet, City Journal:
Well-funded Stasi-like groups such as UnKochMyCampus, reports the Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel, are already at work, seeking “trusted informants” among faculty and students to target and harass the few remaining conservative professors whose thought runs counter to “progressive values” and might “undermine environmental protection, worker’s rights, health care expansion, and quality education.”
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In America???

Yes.
Midnight raids on their homes. Police with battering rams breaking down their front doors at midnight, at one or two in the morning. It was never explained why law enforcement was after them. They were forbidden to tell anybody who was going on. The neighborhood saw it all happen.
How Innocent Scott Walker Supporters Were Persecuted in Wisconsin

Saturday, April 18, 2015

2016: Which one of the possible contenders is most likely to govern like the Gipper?

By Chris Moody, CNN Senior Digital Correspondent:
For the answer, we turned to Crowdpac, a group started by Stanford University political scientists that ranks politicians on an ideological scale between liberal and conservative by examining public statements, voting records, donors and their own giving to other candidates.
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DID YOU GUESS CORRECTLY?