Tag: America

Enough games! It’s time to stop Obama, congressional circus

WND’s ‘Taking America Back!’ event set for Miami this September Are you tired of watching your country being destroyed?

Would you like to network with thousands of people who recognize the problems and who are formulating thoughtful strategies for addressing them?

Are you ready, willing and able to help take America back?

If the answer to those three questions is a resounding and unequivocal “yes,” make plans now to be in Miami for WND’s “Taking America Back” conference Sept. 16-18 at the fabulous Doral Resort.

Critics call Census pages ‘involuntary colonoscopy’

Feds accused of hijacking forms for their ‘unauthorized programs’

While the forms for the 2010 Census are sitting on shelves in living rooms and kitchens across the continent, a small but growing campaign to oppose the “intrusive” questionnaire is developing.

A statement released today by a leader of the Constitution Party of Oregon recommends that people respond only to the “enumeration” part of the Census and suggested the rest of it is the equivalent of an unpleasant medical procedure.

“The Census has become some sort of involuntary colonoscopy,” said the statement from Bob Ekstrom, the Columbia County chairman for the party. “With the 2010 A.D. Census, the federal government has overstepped its authority. Citizens are balking at demands that they divulge all kinds of private information.”

Collapse of the American Empire: swift, silent, certain

One of the disturbing facts of history is that so many civilizations collapse,” warns anthropologist Jared Diamond in “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed.” Many “civilizations share a sharp curve of decline. Indeed, a society’s demise may begin only a decade or two after it reaches its peak population, wealth and power.”

Backing away from the wall

It is an article of faith on the left that a “Wall” separating church and state justifies hounding religion out of the public square. But the federal courts have been backing away from that metaphor.

March 11, 2010 may go down as another politically historic day. On that date, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco voted in a 2-1 decision that the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance is constitutional. This surprising verdict from the most overturned federal appeals courts in the nation must have come as a shock to Michael Newdow, who had previously won and then lost this argument before on the technical grounds of standing.

Can we ever unplug?

The prominent Kaiser Family Research Foundation recently shocked America with a ground-breaking study of media use among American children. According to the findings, the average 8-to-18-year-old spends over seven and a half hours each day using electronic media. That’s 53 hours each week spent on-line, texting, watching TV, talking on the phone, playing video games, or (more likely) engaging in more than one of these activities at once.

Indicting the Anointed

George Orwell famously said some things are so foolish that only an intellectual could believe them, for no ordinary man could be such a fool.

Thomas Sowell has made a career out of debunking those very things—most famously elite assumptions about racism and economics in classic books like Ethnic America, Race and Culture, Knowledge and Decisions, and The Vision of the Annointed.

Americans stock up to be ready for end of the world

Recession and the constant threat of terrorist attacks have given new life to the ingrained survivalist instinct

Tess Pennington, 33, is a mother of three children, and lives in the sprawling outskirts of Houston, Texas. But she is not taking the happy safety of her suburban existence lightly.

Like a growing army of fellow Americans, Pennington is learning how to grow her own food, has stored emergency rations in her home and is taking courses on treating sickness with medicinal herbs.

“I feel safe and more secure. I have taken personal responsibility for the safety of myself and of my family,” Pennington said. “We have decided to be prepared. There all kinds of disasters that can happen, natural and man-made.”

California earthquake should be Golden State’s wake-up call to prepare

Another earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California Thursday making it the second rock-shocker in about a month. If this isn’t a wake-up call to Californians to prepare for a future, devastating quake, then there will be no more. The U.S. Geological Survey said the most recent temblor weighed in at a 5.9 magnitude. Almost a month earlier on Jan. 9 a 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck the region and caused more than $40 million in damage with one serious injury—a woman who broke her hip. Don’t be fooled, this was no aftershock, Steve Walter, a seismologist at the USGS in Menlo Park, Calif., told the Mercury News. The News also reported that historic research shows California is at danger for massive earthquakes of up to 9.0 magnitude. Granted this—historically—happens every 300 to 400 years.