Conservative bloggers pour out great content each day, but there is so little time to read. I’m referencing, today, a few pieces that I feel are especially pertinent to our American freedoms and our victories. If you haven’t gotten to them, I’m providing the link. If you have already read them, then I’ll compile a nice little list for easy reference for myself.
A note about the title of this entry: “Victory and Freedom”. Victory comes first because without it, there is no freedom.
Redstate posts a video of Newt Gingrich announcing a new contest: Newt Gingrich: “Goose that Laid the Golden Egg”. There is no text here, it’s a video. If you haven’t heard about this or listened to Newt layout the details of it, scoot over to Redstate. While this is a lighter-styled take on Victory and Freedom, the subject, our taxes, are central to freedom. We cannot have freedom with the government controlling our money. There’s no victory in losing control of our own income. Tax increases are central to the Democrat’s hold over this Nation. It’s time to get really serious about taxation. The Democrats already are.
H.R. 254 “calls for the establishment of a new federal offense for so-called hate crimes. According to Rev. Ted Pike, of the National Prayer Network, “federal police state enforcement of “anti-hate” laws would, as it has in other parts of the world, “lead inexorably to the end of free speech.”
As Faultline USA ponders why this country is ever ready to reign-in our free speech, there’s this comment:
“Most coddled liberals suffer from extreme myopia, historic amnesia, overinvestment in unfounded causes, the never ending addiction to push for more and more legislation, and the total inability to evaluate the negative and unintended consequences of anything they propose.”
The bill is pending in the House Judiciary Committee. Faultline USA offers interesting and pertinent statistics and a link to the text of H.R.254, The David Ray Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007. The fact that Sheila Jackson Lee introduced this legislation is reason to be afraid, to be very afraid.
Layla Gonzalez of The Hill Chronicles posts on Why I Could Not Become a Muslim. This is not just a look at Islamic law, but her own personal testimony. She takes us inside her experiences as an American, living as the wife of a Muslim, in the Middle East.
“I could not visit Israel with my Aunt when she visited her best friend who worked for the American Consulate in Cairo, because if I did I would be denied entry into Saudi Arabia where my then husband was working. I was told I would be denied entry if my passport was stamped with the Israeli insignia. Sadly, I could not go and I was so, so close”.
I suspect that the inability to travel to Israel was the least of Layla’s concerns in the long run, yet it always comes down to Israel, doesn’t it? When the bottom-line is Israel, then it also comes down to America and America is what freedom is all about.
Layla’s eventual loses were and are monumental.
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