The Bill Keith Report and Commentary read by Ray Mossholder
May 17, 2015
Presidential candidate Jeb Bush challenged graduates of the Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, to show in their lives “the most dynamic, inclusive, and joyful message that ever came into this world” in a commencement speech. He also challenged President Obama’s “coercive federal power” trying to limit religious freedom in America.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan: Obama administration is more worried about gay rights and abortion than the increasing persecution of Christians in the Middle East.
Hillary Clinton supporters in Washington, D.C. were stunned when they learned that the Democratic presidential candidate paid women 72 cents for each dollar paid to men while she was secretary of state. Clinton has been a champion of equal pay for women.
Republican presidential contender Carly Fiorina told South Carolinians at a summit meeting that she answered 200 questions the previous week while Hillary Clinton answered only seven. Fiorina is a former CEO of Hewlett-Packard.
100,000 Muslims Coming into U.S. Each Year
The United States is bringing 100,000 Muslims into this country each year through the United Nations refugee program and news reports indicate another pipeline has been established through our southern border with the help of Homeland Security, according to World Net Daily.
“They are coming from Somalia and other African nations, according to a Homeland Security official who was caught recently transporting a busload of Africans to a detention center near Victorville, California,” a Homeland Security agent said.
Last week the Report noted that some 2,000 Muslims are to be relocated in Idaho.
Comment: What drives this madness? Is the Obama administration trying to commit national suicide?
Christian Resistance and the Coming Tyranny
There are some biblical principles of Christian resistance to state and national laws that Christians believe are in conflict with the teachings of God’s word.
As the Liberty Alliance points out “there are examples in the Bible of God’s people resisting direct commands by civil officials based on a very specific set of higher law principles.”
The Alliance noted that Christian apologist Francis Schaeffer once wrote, “Let us not forget why the Christians were killed (in the early days of the church). They were not killed because they worshipped Jesus… Nobody cared who worshipped whom as long as the worshipper did not disrupt the unity of the state, centered in the formal worship of Caesar. The reason Christians were killed was because they were rebels and placed the God of the Bible over the claim that the State and its Caesars were gods.”
The Alliance noted that the margin notes of the King James Bible, Daniel 6:22, imply that the commands of kings are to be disobeyed if they conflict with the law of God: “For he (Daniel) disobeyed the king’s wicked commandment in order to obey God, and so he did no injury to the king, who ought to command nothing by which God would be dishonored.”
Comment: George Washington once said he had rather die standing up than bow on his knees to tyranny. I feel the same way and will not obey the laws of depraved judges in this land, laws that are against God’s Word.
The Great Society: Poverty and Welfare Disaster
Back in 1964, President Lyndon Johnson launched the so-called “Great Society.” The goal was to completely eradicate poverty in this land.
But the “Great Society” and the subsequent “War on Poverty” have been dismal failures.
Since 1964, President Johnson and succeeding presidents — and the congresses — have thrown $25 trillion at poverty. Yet there is more poverty today than when the program began 40 years ago.
Actually, the poverty level in this country is at a 50-year record high as some 47 million people are on or below the poverty level. That’s about 15 percent of the people.
However, some 27 percent of blacks are living in poverty.
When President Johnson initiated the Great Society, only seven percent of children were born out of wedlock to black mothers. Today that number has increased to 72 percent.
As the Cato Institute pointed out, some on welfare know they can receive more through welfare programs than if they go to work.
Comment: When will we ever learn? Most Americans are good people who willingly pay taxes to take care of the blind, the disabled and those with other health issues. But it’s apparent that just throwing more money at poverty only engenders more poverty. And the taxpayers have to pay the bill for all of the failed programs.
Obama Complains to UN of U.S. Human Rights Violations
Each year the United States files a report with the United Nations Human Rights Council. This year’s report — which sounded like the democratic platform — invites the UN to judge America harshly, Breitbart News Network reports.
Here are some of the so-called “human rights” problems included in the report:
Police brutality, including the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Missouri.
Discrimination against Muslims who want to build and expand mosques.
Voter ID laws in Texas and elsewhere.
Suspension of black children in schools.
Women earning less than men in the workplace.
However, the report boasted of the following:
Promoting same-sex marriage.
Fighting discrimination against transgender children in school.
Executive action on illegal immigration.
Helping illegal alien children who cross the border from Mexico.
Expanding food stamps.
Regulating “carbon pollution”: to fight climate change.
Critics of the UN note that it has become a place where “abusers are applauded and democracies are heavily criticized” and “Iran, Libya, China, Cuba, and Saudi Arabia” are treated with respect, Breitbart reported.
Comment: There is so much hypocrisy in the report. For instance, it mentions that women in the workplace don’t make as much as men. That is true in the White House. A recent reported noted that women in the White House make only 71 cents on the dollar compared to men.
And isn’t is a shame when our nation brags about same-sex marriage and the flood of immigrants crossing the border into this land.
Why, year after year, does Obama continue to tell the world about the problems we have in this land yet never says anything good about us?
Can You Trust the Media?
More and more we are learning that the so-called “mainstream media” in this land is corrupt. In the past two presidential elections, the media in general did everything they could to help President Obama and to discredit his Republican rivals, according to the Media Research Center.
Now we learn that ABC’s George Stephanopoulos has admitted giving $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation. That information came on the heels of the news anchor’s scathing interview with the author of Clinton Cash, an expose of Clinton’s financial dealings. Rather than objectively interviewing the author, he aggressively defended the Clintons.
Comment: ABC should not let Stephanopoulos interview any other Republican candidates for president because of his abject bias.
Obama Threatens Veto of Partial Birth Abortion Bill
A majority of Americans no longer approve of late-term abortions. But that is of no consequence to President Obama. He plans to veto a bill that is working its way through Congress.
The U. S. House of Representatives passed the bill that willban all abortions after 20 weeks or the time when the unborn babies feel intense pain, according to Vision to America. The Senate is expected to concur.
Comment: Since Roe v. Wade, 54 million unborn babies have died from abortions — millions from late-term abortions and some right up to the nine-month time of birth.
There has been a paradigm shift among the people of America and the majority — with many young people — now strongly oppose the late-term abortions.
However, when President Obama was a state senator in Illinois, there was a bill before the senate to provide a second physician if the child was still alive after the abortion. The second physician would take care of the baby. But Obama strongly opposed the protection for the innocents. Hence, when babies survived the abortion in Illinois, they were just placed in a closet to die and no physician was called to save them.
Thank you, Barack Obama!
To me, that says a lot about the jaded mindset of our President who has absolutely no compassion on the deaths of the unborn.
More Trouble at the Veterans Administration
The Department of Veterans Affairs has spent some $25 billion in the last five years for unauthorized purchases in violation of federal law, the Associated Press reports.
Department officials have let dozens of contracts without the required practice of competitive bidding and written contracts, according to a VA official.
AP reported that “gross mismanagement” by senior agency leaders has wasted billions and made a “mockery” of federal laws regarding the purchase of goods and services, according to Jan Frye, deputy assistant secretary for acquisitions.
According to Frye, illegal purchases have put veterans at risk and led to widespread “fraud, waste and abuse.”
“I can state without reservation that VA has and continues to waste millions of dollars by paying excessive prices for goods and services due to breaches of federal laws,” Frye told the House Veterans Affairs subcommittee on oversight and investigations, AP reported.
Comment: For two years, the Report has revealed a vast amount of fraud, waste and abuse in Washington. And as I’ve said before, there seems to be zero oversight of the way our taxpayers’ money is being spent.
Gitmo Taliban Commanders Released to Fight U. S. Again
Remember the five high-level Taliban commanders that President Obama released from GITMO in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl? They soon will be released from confinement in Qatar to return to the Taliban terrorists to fight the U. S. again.
“There is little doubt that these five … will return to the Afghanistan battlefield,” Breitbart News Network reported. “The real issue that should not be overlooked is why these five hardcore terrorists were traded for the return of Bergdahl, a deserter, according to his platoon mates. Bergdahl left his guard post and walked away from his base in Afghanistan.”
Comment. It amazes me that our president released five hardened Taliban terrorists for the release of Bergdahl, an army deserter, and even had a celebration at the White House with Bergdahl’s parents. He and Susan Rice, National Security director, said Bergdahl “served with honor and distinction.”Can she and the President get anything right?
McDonald’s Sponsors Jokes on TV About Child Sex Abuse
The famed McDonald’s Golden Arches once were the emblem of the American family but no longer, according to the Parents Television Council.
“Today McDonald’s is sponsoring jokes about child sex abuse, date rape…on primetime television,” PTC points out.
“Family Guy’s 250th episode feature jokes about drug-assisted rape, molestation, and sexual perversion,” PTC said. “The May 3rd broadcast was watched by more than a half a million children, including almost 200,000 children ages 2-11.
PTC added, “It is appalling that a television network would air a cartoon that jokes about rape, incest, pedophilia, sexual trafficking, sexual abuse and other of humanity’s most horrific crimes that are far-too-frequently perpetrated against the most innocent and vulnerable among us.”
Comment: To contact McDonald’s to share your concern, call 1-800-244-6224 or to send an email go to McDonald’s Customer Service. I called and told them as long as they continue to sponsor this kind of programming, I will no longer dine at McDonald’s.
I hope you will remember this article the next time you have a Big Mac Attack.
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