Category Archives: politics

Colleges need to discipline youth, which try to stop those on the right from talking 

A conservative group on Friday threatened to take legal action against UC Berkeley if student sponsors are not allowed to pick the date and location for an appearance by commentator Ann Coulter.
Coulter had been scheduled to speak on the demonstration-weary campus on April 27, but Berkeley officials refused permission, citing safety concerns. Amid public criticism, the administration on Thursday agreed to set the event for May 2, at midday, in a science hall away from the central campus.

( Billy’s thoughts – I for one am tired of colleges not taking action against those who try to keep folks on the right from giving talks. Some college kids need discipline. Discipline is a good thing, if you are two years old, or 19 years old. Read the rest of the above story here. )

Mike Pence has self-discipline 

Let’s all take a deep breath in our favorite safe space. Mike Pence has employed and met with many women over his long career of public service. He isn’t anti-woman. He’s pro-woman. He loves his wife, he wants to protect his family, and he wants to protect the women he works with. Mike Pence should be commended for his self-discipline born from his Christian faith.

( Read, or listen to the rest of this commentary. ) 

Fight duck abuse in California, but not child abuse…

Attorney General of California recently announced that he is filing 15 felony counts against the two undercover filmmakers from the Center for Medical Progress who have exposed Planned Parenthood in a series of videos.David French, writing at National Review, points out that this is a case of selective prosecution. Back in 2014, a group known as Mercy for Animals released an undercover video that showed widespread animal abuse, they claimed, and cruelty at one of the largest duck farms in California. The state responded by investigating the farm. Apparently, in California, the lives of ducks are more important than the lives of unborn human beings.

( Read, or listen to the rest of this commentary.)

Good news from Washington 

WHAT SOME CALL THE CHAOS IN WASHINGTON SOMETHING GOOD HAS EMERGED. CONGRESS HAS APPROVED A BILL TO STRIP FEDERAL FUNDS FROM PLANNED PARENTHOOD, AN ORGANIZATION THAT IS THE NATION’S LARGEST ABORTION PROVIDER. THE MEASURE CLEARED THE SENATE THANKS TO A TIE-BREAKING VOTE FROM PRO-LIFE VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE AND NOW GOES TO THE WHITE HOUSE WHERE PRESIDENT TRUMP IS EXPECTED TO SIGN IT.
         THE BILL ROLLS BACK AN OBAMA-ERA RULE THAT PREVENTED STATES FROM DENYING FAMILY PLANNING MONEY TO ORGANIZATIONS JUST BECAUSE THEY PERFORMED ABORTIONS.

( Read the rest of this commentary right here, or listen to the audio of it. ) 

Honor The Law, Not Feelings Or Favoritism:

Democrats opposed to the Supreme Court nomination of Neal Gorsuch cite his “legalistic” failure to show consistent favor to “the little guy” against big corporations. But Gorsuch defenders insist that an impartial judge can’t allow emotion to tilt the scales of justice.In this, Gorsuch echoes both his mentor, Justice Scalia, and the Bible. In Leviticus God commands: “You shall not commit a perversion of justice; you shall not favor the poor, and you shall not honor the great.” The prophetic books and the New Testament Book of Acts make similar points, describing God as “no respecter of persons” who applies standards equally.

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Get over it 

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LB 173 good, or bad for Nebraska:

On January 10, 2017, Nebraska State Senator Adam Morfeld sponsored LB173. LB173 is a bill that requires that discrimination against people with sexual orientation/gender identification be stopped. LB173 is a revival of other like bills that have died “on the shelf” in the past but this year it appears that LB173 has a very good chance of passing in the Nebraska Unicameral. 
Come and hear Jonathan Alexandre, J.D., present an argument against the passing of LB173. Profit and non-profit organizations alike are in danger of losing their First Amendment rights so that a small percentage of citizens may exercise their new sexual orientation and gender identification.  
He will be speaking at the following Omaha sites on Friday, 4/7/17: 
7:00-8:30a.m. CBMC HEARTLAND Office 1065 No. 115th Street, #100 
11:45a.m.-1:00p.m. GARDEN CAFE AT ROCKBROOK, 11040 Oak 
6:30-8:00p.m. KROC CENTER 2825 Y Street 
Jonathan Alexandre, J.D., will be the new Director of Public Policy for Liberty Counsel and Liberty Counsel Action in Washington. 
Previously, Alexandre was Assistant General Counsel and Public Policy Coordinator for the MFI in Boston. In this role, he provided counsel for MFI’s mission in the legal and legislative arenas to advance the sanctity of life, the dignity of traditional marriage, and religious liberty in the Commonwealth. 
Alexandre earned his undergraduate degree from Ana Maria College in Political Science and Government and received his Juris Doctor from Liberty University School of Law. 
For more information go to www.SaveNebraskaChildren.com

Two former congressmen from different parties became friends and share a faith in Christ 

Tony Hall served in Congress for 24 years, representing Ohio’s 3rd District. The Democrat left in 2002 to serve as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, appointed by President George W. Bush.
Hall laments how corrosive contemporary politics has become and tells me he couldn’t get elected in today’s environment. Partially, he says, it is because he is pro-life and a supporter of traditional marriage, but mainly there are at least two things that have changed for the worse since he was in Congress: “One is that congressmen don’t live (in Washington) anymore. We were told probably 15 years ago not to bring our families here, but to leave them at home. That was a mistake.”
Hall says that suggestion came from Speaker Newt Gingrich and the Democrats followed “and they shouldn’t have.”
The reasoning behind that, he says, is that members felt getting elected was the most important thing, “so they come in Monday night, or Tuesday morning, and leave Thursday. They don’t know each other and then run against Washington. They don’t build relationships, wives don’t know each other; the men don’t know each other.” Their families suffer, he says, because they aren’t spending enough time with them and the country suffers because they don’t spend much time with each other.

Hall and former Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) have developed a rare friendship that began when they served in Congress together and which continues today. Hall says the key to their relationship has been their common Christian faith: “When you pray together it’s pretty difficult to go out on the House floor and denounce the other person.” They didn’t talk politics in their meetings and meals for the first two years “because that would have divided us.”
What difference does this make when it comes to legislation one party supports and the other opposes?
“Over a period of time,” Hall says, “you begin to trust one another and when you trust one another you find you do have common ground.” In addition to pro-life and traditional marriage, he lists hunger issues and gambling as subjects about which they have similar views. This led, he says, to his contributing to Wolf’s re-election campaigns, which angered some of his Democratic colleagues. Asked if Wolf reciprocated, Hall laughs and says, “I don’t think so, but he had tougher races than I did.”

( Billy’s thoughts – Read the rest of this spot on column by Cal Thomas. ) 

The freedom caucus was wrong, they should have voted for the healthcare bill to move the process on……

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One Nebraska State Senator doesn’t care how the voters of the state voted on Capital Punishment 

The story is here.