Setting Our Children Apart

by Oletta Branstiter What does it mean to be set apart? How do we set our own children apart for a greater purpose? The Apostle Paul admonished: Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his…

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Second Amendment Isn’t About Guns

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By Lynda Bryant-Work   “What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty …. Whenever Governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins.” Mass, Rep. Elbridge Gerry, I Annals of Congress 750, August 17, 1789. “The Second Amendment.” For those who grew up in America, they have heard those words spoken with feeling – forceful and direct. Both advocates…

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The Conservative Creed: Freedom, Egalitarianism, Liberalism

Freedom, Egalitarianism, Liberalism

by Wes Walker via libertyisftw.org The newspapers shout a new style is growing. But it don’t know if it’s coming or going. There is fashion, there is fad. Some is good, some is bad. And the joke is rather sad. That it’s all just a little bit of history repeating! – Alex Gifford (as performed by the Propellerheads and Shirley Bassey) While it is true that the political landscape has changed drastically over the last 30 years, not every change has been for the better, a fact that many on…

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Red State Pushes #NeverTrump Writers Overboard – Becomes OrangeState

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by Richard Cameron   Red State’s Friday Massacre At this point, many of you have perhaps heard that a significant number of writers at RedState have been cashiered. Even CNN Money has reported on it.  Before I chimed in, I wanted to confer with one of my colleagues – Susan Wright – the writer generating the most site traffic and among the group that was dismissed, to get a sense of what the prevailing motive was behind the firings. As Erick Erickson, who himself was a writer at RedState until…

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Why North Korea Is Now Suddenly Adopting A Conciliatory Nuclear Posture

photo from North Korea news agency, of Kim Jong-Un sitting at desk on the tarmac of a missile launch site witnessing a missile test launch.

by Richard Cameron   The term “Hermit Kingdom” was coined in 1882, by William Elliot Griffis.  It has most frequently been used in reference to North Korea since the partition of Korea at the end of the Korean War – (although technically, there is only an armistice, not an actual peace agreement in place).  Hermit Kingdom, describes, to paraphrase the definition given in Wikipedia – any nation that has been walled off, either by force by a dictatorial regime or by collective assent, from the rest of the community of…

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Brad Thor, A Primary Opponent For Donald Trump And The BIG “IF”

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By Janice Barlow Definition of “Conservative”: a person who is averse to change and holds to traditional values and attitudes, typically in relation to politics. Synonyms: Right-winger, reactionary, rightist, die-hard (www.dictionary.com) Best selling author Brad Thor tweeted on Saturday that he would primary President Donald Trump in a 2020 run “IF no conservative steps up…..” (emphasis mine). That’s a big IF. and it’s also a broad challenge. Who is included in that statement? If no conservative steps up, I will absolutely challenge Donald Trump in 2020. America deserves better leadership. pic.twitter.com/xwNG8LZs8c…

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The Next Trump Toxicity Test – Arizona Congressional District 8

nighttime city scape photo of Maricopa Country and Phoenix at dusk

by Richard Cameron   Arizona Congressional District 8 Special Election The next in the series of temperature readings of the GOP’s national crisis of confidence with American voters, takes place in Arizona on April 24 – tomorrow.  Arizona Congressional District 8 (CD-8), will be the scene of a special election pitting the last (woman) standing from the recent Republican primary, against a non-politician – at least a non-career politician on the Democrat side of the ledger. The GOP candidate is Debbie Lesko – a former state legislator from Arizona’s House…

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North Korea Gets What It Wants From Trump Meeting Before It Even Happens

by Tony Wyman   If you believe the White House – we are on the verge of a historic turn-around in American-North Korean relations, thanks to President Donald Trump‘s “bold” and “unprecedented” offer to meet directly with the communist regime’s dictator. But most seasoned observers call Mr. Trump’s invite to meet with Kim Jong-Un, less complimentary things.  Nicholas Kristof, of The New York Times, said: “President Trump’s decision to meet Kim Jong-un strikes me as a dangerous gamble and a bad idea. I’m afraid that North Korea may be playing Trump,…

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Human Trafficking Part III: How it Happens and How to Report it

By Janice Barlow _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Human (Sex) Trafficking is Nationwide Just about anywhere you go, if you know who to contact or what to look for, you can “hook up” with an underage girl or boy for sex. There are different types of action that people seek. Sadly, a good number of those who seek out this pedophilia (and that is precisely what it is – so if you know anyone who has, you may safely label that person a pedophile), are white married men, often who have their own children.…

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Brain Drain: Trump Derangement Syndrome

by Wes Walker via libertyisftw.org Now this is the inscription that was written out: ‘MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.” – Daniel 5:25 June 14, 1993 currently marks the last day the great State of Texas was represented by a Democratic Senator. For the first time in a generation, however, this decidedly red state is in serious danger of turning more than a little blue, based on a Quinnipiac poll released yesterday, which showed incumbent Senator Ted Cruz (R) only 3 points ahead of his challenger Beto O’Rourke (D), well within a margin of error of +/-3.6…

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