The Plain Truth has covered the truth about smoking and how the government refuses to. We also have shared how nicotine can actually be good for us! Here we go with more idiocy ~ your tax dollars at work!
For more than half a century, the American public has known that smoking tobacco can cause cancer and lead to an early death. It seems that isn’t enough for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is awarding at least $55 million next year for more research in that area.
The Division of Cancer Prevention and Control and the Office of Smoking and Health will give $40 million to “a consortium of population-specific, public health-oriented, national networks to impact tobacco-related and cancer health disparities among specific populations.”
We already know that different populations of Americans smoke more than others — native Americans and some Hispanic communities have high rates of cigarette smoking, and black smokers are much more likely to use menthol tobacco products, according to the American Lung Association.
But the grant is paying researchers in “national networks” $40 million to bring various groups together “with the goals of leveraging and pooling resources, supporting those groups in advancing health equity, and increasing implementation of culturally appropriate interventions deployed through a health equity lens.”
What’s needed, the grant summary argues, is “population-specific” ways to support prevention and control of tobacco use.
These “populations experiencing disparities” have been harmed by “generations of unfair and unjust policies and practices, including the tobacco industry’s aggressive target marketing to certain people and communities.”
A proud farmer worth listening to...what abundance we have been given by God and what an enormous responsibility does the farmer have on his shoulders. Here is Joel Salatin who understands just that and who calls himself a Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer. He spoke at Hillsdale last week and it was a riveting and engaging speech.
When we look through our plate at dinner, what do we see? Imagine the farms on the other side, the foodscape on the other side, the nutritional commitment on the other side. Dear folks, we need to make our menus agree with what we know and believe in our minds.
What I propose here is a long-term solution, an abundant solution, a people-affirming solution. God help us to love it, do it, embrace it. ~ JS
This spring when Russia invaded Ukraine, fertilizer prices increased in some cases 400 percent and global grain shipments sputtered, our farm didn’t feel anything because we don’t buy fertilizer and we don’t buy foreign grain. Suddenly our years of being marginalized by the agri-industrial complex inverted and interest in our methods and madness exploded. Both farmers and non-farmers began asking “how do we disentangle from the system?”
“Just in time,” the darling inventory phrase of recent decades, changed to “just in case” as supply lines fractured. Culturally, a society detached from menial life tasks like farm chores and kitchen duties, suddenly found itself vulnerable to unforeseen fragilities. The food and farming sector goal switched from efficiency to resiliency. In the spring of 2020, as covid’s black swan permeated the world, store shelves went bare. Farmers euthanized (that means killed and threw away) millions of chickens, turkeys, and hogs because mega-processing plants couldn’t maintain operations.
At our house, we neither worried nor feared because we had freezers full of meat and a basement full of canned garden produce. I don’t say all this proudly; I say it gratefully, and as a challenge to everyone: freedom comes from participation. We’ve spent a couple of generations exiting historically normal tasks and behavior, from integrating livestock and crops, growing gardens, buying locally and cultivating domestic culinary arts. We even abandoned breast feeding our babies for a couple of decades.
We thought squeezable cheese and subcontracting kitchen duties to mega-corporate entities, replacing decomposition with chemical fertilizer, honey with refined sugar, and butter with hydrogenated vegetable oil would launch us into a new freedom nirvana. But instead, it shackled us, enslaved us to nefarious scientists bringing us fertilizer and menus from laboratories instead of from God’s ecological womb. Those of us who continued to participate in historically-normal farm chores, garden production, local or biologically grown sustenance, and domestic culinary arts are today enjoying more independence and freedom. You cannot have freedom without participation.
Here are two questions to ponder. First, would America’s food system have convulsed as violently if instead of 300 mega-processing facilities employing 5,000 people apiece we funneled our food through 300,000 community-scaled 20-50-employee facilities? The second question is when rocky disruptions affect our ship of state, would you rather navigate dangerous shoals in a maneuverable speedboat or an aircraft carrier that takes 10 miles to turn around?
Let’s examine what a food and farming parallel universe would look like by juxtaposing current objectives with the lunatic fringe alternative.
1. CHEAP FOOD VERSUS PRECIOUS FOOD. If one thing defines American agriculture, it is dedication to cheap food. American per capita expenditure on food is the lowest in the world; our per capita expenditure on health care is the highest. Cheap food promised to give us spendable cash to attend football games and casinos, cruises and movies.
It created a love affair with Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOS) that became incubators for disease. Floating on a sea of cheap energy, these facilities promised mechanized farming and pharmaceutical health. Subtherapeutic antibiotic use created a world of superbugs like mRSA and cDiff. A brand-new lexicon burst on the American vocabulary: campylobacter, lysteria, E. coli, salmonella, food allergies, Type 2 diabetes: these are nature, beaten and abused, on its knees, pleading and begging “Enough!”
Instead of God’s designed decomposition driving fertility, petroleum-based chemical fertilizers substituted, like an intravenous feeding tube replacing edible food. In short order, our agriculture system created a dead zone the size of Rhode Island in the Gulf of Mexico, infertile frogs, and three-legged salamanders. And now our life expectancy is dropping; we’re addicted to pharmaceuticals; physical and emotional maladies plague our nation.
(FAITHWIRE) -- America is at a moral crossroads, with the Judeo-Christian tradition that once underpinned culture being pushed aside and replaced by the “gospel of the self.”
“The America’s Values Study,” a new survey from the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, showcases the extent to which this dynamic is gripping Americans’ hearts and minds.
Respondents were asked, regardless of their faith, about “America’s foundation for determining right and wrong.” They were given three options: the Bible, what respondents feel in their hearts, or majority rule.
The largest proportion — 42% — selected what people feel in their heart, compared to 29% who said majority rule, and an additional 29% who chose the Bible.
Dr. George Barna, who conducted the research, released a statement, framing these data points in another way: “Stated differently, seven out of 10 adults (71%) now contend that man rather than God should be the judge of right and wrong.”
This reality runs counter-biblical and explains why society has descended into moral chaos. Underscoring that point, Barna said people are becoming increasingly comfortable with the notion they are the “arbiters of morality.”
“In the same way that most Americans now contend that there is no absolute moral truth, they also now believe that there is no divine guidance required or even available to define right and wrong,” he said.
(FAITHWIRE) -- An ex-psychic who openly shares her stunning testimony of abandoning the occult for Jesus recently revealed her reasons for so openly discussing her transformation. Jenn Nizza, who spent more than two decades as a medium before becoming a Christian, recently told CBN’s Faithwire about the dangers associated with Halloween
When asked why she so openly shares her testimony of leaving the occult and finding Christ, Nizza was candid.
“The gravity of my salvation is so heavy, because Jesus saved me out of the occult,” she said. “I was directly serving the devil for 25 years of my life. So, I was saved at age 37.”
The ex-psychic said she hopes to spare others from her spiritual mistakes.
Nizza also said she’s motivated by love for others in sharing her journey.
“It’s love for our neighbor, and it’s the love of Christ that compels me to really shout it from the rooftops,” she said. “Don’t go near that stuff.”
As Faithwire previously reported, Nizza also discussed Halloween, telling Christians taking part in the day can be “very spiritually dangerous.”
“I would never want to see anybody go through the demonic oppression that I went through, and that is the consequence of going to readings, going to readers, playing with any divination tool,” Nizza said. “The consequence is always going to be demonic oppression.”
The ultimate issue with exploring these tools — practices the Bible condemns and explicitly warns about — is “eternal separation from God,” she said.
One of the core strengths of the late, great, sorely missed, Rush Limbaugh was his ability and willingness to constantly reground his listeners concerning basic truths. We tend to forget basics in the heat of political battle, usually to the detriment of conservative causes and candidates.
An excellent current example of this has to do with polling. I cannot believe how many conservative pundits, radio/podcast hosts and writers react to polls early in the season with dismay or even panic. “Beto is within three points of Abbot!” “Fetterman up seven over Oz? How can that be?” The answer is: you’re right, it can't be. It isn't true. Please stop getting suckered in.
Every election cycle Rush would re-educate us on how to correctly look at polling. Up until the final four weeks before election day, the goal of mass-market pollsters is not to provide an accurate reflection of public opinion, it is to shape public opinion. They will tweak their selection criteria and questions to produce a result that maximizes liberal engagement and depresses conservatives. Most well-known national polling companies are joined at the hip with the leftist establishment and behave accordingly. Nobody should believe any poll conducted more than a month out. (The only possible exception to this are internal polls paid for by the campaigns themselves.)
But when we get close to election day, that behavior changes. Now the polls produced by the big polling outfits will help define their reputation for accuracy moving forward. No pollster wants to be known as “the one who got it wrong” and so they actually begin to reflect the public's actual position. Every cycle the result is the same: the polls swing toward Republicans as we get closer.
In recent weeks we have seen that realignment happening, right on schedule. We like to think that this represents that the public is moving in the “right” direction. It really means that the pollsters are moving in the direction of basic honesty, because their careers depend on it. The voters have been in the right place all along.
Despite proclamations of a Democrat “comeback” during the summer, it was always only a matter of time before pollsters and analysts started to “correct” the record just before the election.
Sure, they pushed absolute garbage for months, misleading the public in order to prop up a partisan narrative, but now, they’ve got to make sure they get things somewhat right before the votes are actually cast. Their future credibility depends on it.
That’s the game we seem to play every election cycle, where polling shows Democrats surging when it’s hot outside but fading as the leaves begin to change. It’s almost like there are predictable ebbs and flows to election cycles, specifically mid-terms (presidential elections are far harder to predict). But nah, those fundamentals couldn’t be taken into account in the face of Morning Consult polls showing Democrats up seven points with two months to go.
So here we stand, less than three weeks before election day, and the shift is happening with fury. We’ve already seen articles from CNN and The Hill warning of a coming Republican victory. Now, even some Democrat election analysts are getting in on the act. Politico is moving races toward the GOP faster than one can reasonably keep up with. Meanwhile, Doug Schoen is outright saying the red wave cometh.
If only someone had predicted this many months ago, we wouldn’t have been so caught off-guard by these last-minute changes. But I digress, this should have been seen as inevitable to anyone paying attention. That’s not some blind proclamation whereby I’m just getting lucky. This is an election cycle that historically and fundamentally favors the Republican Party. Those that chose to ignore that in order to overdose on hopium did themselves a disservice.
(Oct. 12, 2022) — In 1959, I was 18, newly married to my former boyfriend of four years, and thrilled to be starting my “grown-up” life with the man of my dreams. Little did my then-apolitical self know that the close of that halcyon decade had been preceded by nearly a century of a concerted effort to destroy the American family, an effort fueled by the same fanatical Communist zealots who now occupy the Oval Office of the United States of America!
Now why would anyone––much less a huge number of people––want to destroy the greatest and most successful experiment in government in world history, one which President Abraham Lincoln described as “of the people, by the people, for the people,” the Democratic Republic of the United States of America?
Simply, because it flew in the face of every political system that previously existed––monarchies, dictatorships, oligarchies, aristocracies, totalitarianism, communism, socialism––systems in which the immense power and abuse-of-power that these regimes exercised would be vanquished if replaced by the Power of the People that the Founding Fathers of America envisioned.
The mission of those other regimes was never ever about concern for their populaces; rather it was––and is today––purely about the acquisition and maintenance of power and control and especially the immense wealth that comes with both power and control. Always, always, always follow the money!
HOW CAN WE DESTROY AMERICA?
The enemies of America thought long and hard about how to destroy this fledgling experiment. It was clear to them that America’s strength was a function of three phenomena:
A fervent belief in the God who makes miracles happen, for just one example the crushing defeat of the thunderously powerful English Empire’s armies by blazing patriots like General George Washington and his ragtag army of American heroes.
An equally ardent belief in and passion for the concept of Freedom. Men who knew they were going to die, and their wives who believed their deaths were for the noble cause of freedom, all sacrificed to bring about our victory over the monarchy that wanted to continue to rule us.
The most passionate was the embrace, belief, and allegiance to family, its sanctity, its strength, its ability to weather all storms and overcome all obstacles.
If we destroy all three, our enemies reasoned, the masses they considered essentially stupid would be forced to rely exclusively on Big Government. And so, to this day, the socialists-cum-communists among us are employing––as their predecessors did–– every malevolent, criminal, and vicious tactic they can muster to actualize that goal.
Don't forget 'that both Hitler and Mussolini began as socialists'
Biden delivers speech on 'battle for the soul of the nation,' Sept. 1, 2022 (Video screenshot)
Acclaimed journalist Lance Morrow has been a prescient observer of American politics since joining Time magazine in 1965 and becoming a regular writer of the iconic publication's backpage essay in 1976.
Now, at age 82, he is weighing in on Biden's prime-time "Triumph of the shill" address last week and the president's charge that Donald Trump and the supporters of his policies are "semi-fascists" who pose a "threat to democracy."
"They are Mr. Biden and his people (including the lion's share of the media), whose opinions have, since Jan. 6, 2021, hardened into absolute faith that any party or political belief system except their own is illegitimate – impermissible, inhuman, monstrous and (a nice touch) a threat to democracy."
For anyone who is still in denial that Islamic Supremacy is not only real in this country but also an extreme danger, think again. Not only is the Biden Regime getting ready to hand Iran absolutely every one of its demands in order to allow the United States to enter into another failed nuclear agreement, but this Regime is also doing so while ignoring the multiple assassination attempts that just took place on American soil. They are ignoring that Iran has already threatened to nuke New York City. They ignore that they will be lifting sanctions on the 15th Khordad Foundation, a foundation that just issued another bounty on President Trump this past week. I am wondering if there wasn’t another demand from the IRGC that we weren’t made aware of.
It seems strangely odd that while negotiating with a country that has been inflicting this much terror, threats, and illogical demands on us, it would also be announced that the 9/11 Tribte Museum in lower Manhattan, New York City will be closing its doors for good. A museum to memorialize the heroes and the more than 3,000 victims of the single most devastating attack by Islam in this country’s history. The 9/11 Tribute Museum that has stood for fifteen years and focuses on the passengers of the hijacked planes that fell victim to Islamic jihad 21 years ago, will be closing forever and is announced in the midst of Islamic jihad currently taking place on American soil. This Regime will stop at nothing, they will sacrifice anything and everything in their attempt to enter into a new nuclear deal with Iran.
"After Robert Malone talked about mass formation on the Joe Rogan Experience, the term became a buzz word and for a few days was the most searched for term on Twitter. Since then, my theory has met with enthusiasm..."
At the end of February 2020, the global village began to shake on its foundations. The world was presented with a foreboding crisis, the consequences of which were incalculable. In a matter of weeks, everyone was gripped by the story of a virus—a story that was undoubtedly based on facts. But on which ones?
We caught a first glimpse of “the facts” via footage from China. A virus forced the Chinese government to take the most draconian measures. Entire cities were quarantined, new hospitals were built hastily, and individuals in white suits disinfected public spaces. Here and there, rumors emerged that the totalitarian Chinese government was overreacting and that the new virus was no worse than the flu. Opposite opinions were also floating around: that it must be much worse than it looked, because otherwise no government would take such radical measures. At that point, everything still felt far removed from our shores and we assumed that the story did not allow us to gauge the full extent of the facts.
Until the moment that the virus arrived in Europe. We then began recording infections and deaths for ourselves. We saw images of overcrowded emergency rooms in Italy, convoys of army vehicles transporting corpses, morgues full of coffins. The renowned scientists at Imperial College confidently predicted that without the most drastic measures, the virus would claim tens of millions of lives. In Bergamo, sirens blared day and night, silencing any voice in a public space that dared to doubt the emerging narrative. From then on, story and facts seemed to merge, and uncertainty gave way to certainty.
It didn’t stop there. We also saw a remarkable transfer of power. Expert virologists were called upon as Orwell’s pigs—the smartest animals on the farm—to replace the unreliable politicians. They would run the animal farm with accurate (“scientific”) information. But these experts soon turned out to have quite a few common, human flaws. In their statistics and graphs they made mistakes that even “ordinary” people would not easily make. It went so far that, at one point, they counted all deaths as corona deaths, including people who had died of, say, heart attacks.
What kind of classified documents was the FBI looking for when it raided former President Donald Trump's Florida home? Was it nuclear secrets, as the media has suggested, or just any and all classified documents? The Justice Department has now released the affidavit that purportedly lays out the evidence used to obtain the warrant for the Mar-a-Lago raid, but the material is so heavily redacted that very little information has actually been released.
So, Glenn Beck took to the chalkboard to break down the timeline of the events that lead up to the Mar-a-Lago raid and revealed that there were a whole lot of "convenient" coincidences that all revolved around one thing: Trump's attempt to declassify materials related to the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane investigation.
Watch the video clip from this week's episode of "Glenn TV" below or find the full episode here.
News that Syrian terrorists groups such as Tahrir Al-Sham, the former Jabhat Al-Nusra outfit, have entered Ukraine to fight the Russian Army on behalf of the neo-Nazi Ukrainian Army, is very confusing. We have been led to believe for years that the western powers led by the US are fighting terrorism across the globe, and yet here we have a bunch of known terrorists basically joining the West on the side of Ukraine against Russia.
Groups demonised by the US, such as Daesh and Al-Qaeda, are the most hated and dangerous terrorist outfits in the world; the common understanding is that the "free world" must fight and destroy them. In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the then US President George W Bush declared to the world that, "You are either with us or with the terrorists"; one or the other; no middle ground. Designated terrorist groups became Public Enemy Number One overnight.
Now we see the US and its Western allies giving designated terrorists free passage to go to Ukraine to fight the Russians. Why aren't these fighters being detained and hauled off to the International Criminal Court? Hypocrisy is not too harsh a word to describe what is happening, which discredits the whole "war on terror" mantra that the West has been chanting for two decades.
It defies logic to fight terrorists when it suits you, and use them when it suits you. Such groups as Daesh and Jabhat Al-Nusra are well known for their cruelty in Syria, to the extent that their claim to be representative of the faith of Islam is doubted by Muslims. They have been disowned by almost all Muslim leaders, regardless of which branch of Islam they belong to. They need to be apprehended and taken before the ICC in The Hague; there is no reason or excuse for this not to happen. And yet… there they are in Ukraine, fighting on the same side as the West.
For months if not, we've tried to warn Donald Trump to stop calling the Covid jabs his "greatest accomplishment as president." Now, it appears it may be too late for him disavow them.
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By Jd Rucker of America First Report
For nearly two years, we've heard from government and corporate media a universally disseminated lie, that the Covid-19 "vaccines" are safe and effective. Many of us have been saying throughout that data shows these jabs are neither safe nor effective. We expected that at some point the data would be so overwhelming that even those who have been preaching for the jabs would have to acknowledge the truth.
That appears to be happening now as we're seeing a shift in sentiment. But some of us predicted they wouldn't just acknowledge the jabs aren't working. We predicted that they have the ultimate scapegoat to blame for them: Donald Trump.
The Trump administration pressured the FDA to authorize unproven treatments for Covid-19 and the first Covid-19 vaccines on an accelerated timeline, according to a House report released Wednesday.
August 24th 2022
Alex Jones continues to have his predictions proven accurate, and rightly so. He delivers more truth on a daily basis than corporate media allows to seep through in a month.
Politico and others are doing exactly what we tried to warn Donald Trump about. Despite the clear data, Trump has continued to call "Operation Warp Speed" arguably his greatest achievement that saved "tens of millions of lives."
And as we predicted, this could be the way they finally remove Trump from future political runs.
How is it possible, millions of Americans are wondering right now, that the greatest and freest nation in history has so rapidly come under the almost complete control of serially lying, deranged, power-mad sociopaths? Leaders with nothing but contempt for America, for its history, its Constitution, its Judeo-Christian culture and its people.
How, they wonder, is the current ruling class continually able to concoct and carry out such staggeringly destructive policies? How can they get away with decimating America’s economy and purposely paralyzing its energy sector? With tearing down the nation’s borders and flooding it with endless millions of illegal aliens? With continually demonizing the least racist, most successful multiethnic nation in the world as somehow irredeemably racist?
And how do they get away with promoting widespread child sexual abuse, including encouraging young people to “identify" as "transgender” and have various body parts surgically amputated? How do they get away with daily branding normal, law-abiding, hard-working, Bible-believing Americans as “violent extremists” and “domestic terrorists” and throwing many innocent people into jail, while refusing to prosecute actual “domestic terrorists,” “violent extremists” and other dangerous criminals?
To pose the question differently: By what dark magic are today’s power-obsessed oligarchs mysteriously enabled to successfully distract, seduce, mesmerize and persuade so many Americans, as the Bible puts it, to “call evil good, and good evil,” to “put darkness for light, and light for darkness,” and to “put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter,” thereby enabling them to successfully wage an insane Marxist revolution in America, once the “sweet land of liberty”?
Melania Trump was briefly spotted last week leaving celebrity hairdresser Frederic Fekkai’s salon in Manhattan, sporting an immaculate blow-dry.
This was just days after FBI agents had stormed the Trumps’ magnificent Mar- a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida (dubbed the ‘Winter White House during his presidency), looking for classified documents, allegedly rummaging through Melania’s underwear drawer in the process.
But, if the former First Lady, 52, felt any anger or emotion about the raid on her home, as always, she wasn’t showing it.
‘Who can blame her for wanting to keep a low public profile? She hasn’t been hiding. I’ve seen her in the spa. She and Donald are always in the restaurants at Mar-a-Lago.’
While focusing on family and the charitable causes that interest her, Melania set up a website earlier this year to raise money for children’s charities, selling digital artwork for $150 a time, including a close-up portrait of her eyes and a sepia-toned image of her face.
In May, she made a rare public appearance to Place of Hope, a foster care agency in Palm Beach.
Friends say that, for the most part, she has been living in the 3,500 sq ft private residence at Mar-a-Lago, which is also an exclusive private club offering carefully vetted members the chance to join for a one-off $250,000 fee and annual dues of $16,000.
She swims laps in the Olympic-sized pool, plays tennis three times a week on the private courts, hosts parties in the ballroom and has facials and massages at the spa.
Perhaps most importantly – in an America so riven by politics, many fear it is on the brink of civil war – Mar-a-Lago is a fortress.
Free speech in America is over, kaput, dead as a doornail!
Donald Trump, the 45th U.S. president, gave a rousing speech Saturday, a most evocative address trouncing Joe Biden's regime for his failures since stealing the office, and it was only broadcast nationally by C-SPAN!
That helps build my case that free speech is dead in America.
Fox News didn't broadcast the address – even on a slow weekend!
Trump was delivering a speech to CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, but that is beside the point. I wanted to know where people could go to see it and hear it – live and unexpurgated.
Fox covered much of the Jan. 6 hearings in prime time. It was not about seeking ratings. It was about Fox being all done with Trump – the uncontested leader of the MAGA movement, which is very much alive and thriving, as the latest election results show.
Mandatory vaccines, abortion on demand, men competing in women's sports, children being forced by the state to coercively change their sex!
There is, perhaps, no principle more ingrained in U.S. law and the very foundations of Americanism than freedom of religion. Nevertheless, it is under assault by two of the three branches of the federal government – the executive and legislative – while the third, and often the least powerful of the tripartite system, is making something of a comeback.
In addition, powerful cultural institutions – including most of the press, academia, taxpayer-supported education, the entertainment industry, major and well-endowed foundations, and Big Tech – soft-pedal the attacks, misrepresent them or actually champion them.
It's surreal. It's existential. It's incoherent. It's illogical. Never has the United States faced a more serious threat to its most basic freedom.
Even more dangerous is the fact that most Americans don't understand how all other constitutionally guarded liberties are in danger – including freedom of speech – should this trend must go unchallenged.
The clear intent of the law was to protect the religious freedom of individuals so they cannot be coerced to participate in actions that would violate their sincerely held religious convictions. From the earliest days of America's founding, this was the very definition of religious freedom.
For instance, in 1779, Thomas Jefferson, often cited by today's skeptics as their inspirational hero, drafted the Virginia Act for Establishing Religious Freedom – just three years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence and before the drafting of the Constitution and the First Amendment.
It clearly defines what is meant by religious freedom: "Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly, That no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burdened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion, and that the same shall in nowise diminish, enlarge, or affect their civil capacities" (Emphasis added).
Now there are countless examples of sincere Christians being fined, coerced, jailed, intimidated and ostracized for simply refusing to actively participate in what they consider to be immoral, unbiblical practices. These actions of government render meaningless the entire concept of religious freedom, as defined by Jefferson and accepted by every other Founding Father and universally by Americans for the last 244 years.
Note, again, the last phrase Jefferson includes in his definition. It is the key to understanding religious freedom, which has often been mischaracterized as "freedom of worship."
Freedom of worship – the right to believe what we want and to attend the religious services we prefer – is dealt with in the first component of Jefferson's definition. But the last part of his definition, which has never been controversial in America until the last few years, is under siege.
Today, judges, major corporations, the news media and the popular culture are maintaining that Christians who take their faith seriously and into the public square are bigots, guilty of discrimination and must put their beliefs aside rather than translate them into personal action and conduct.
Clearly, this was never the intent of Jefferson and the other Founders. It's not what is meant in the First Amendment of the Constitution, which states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
If this trend is permitted to continue, not only will the entirety of the First Amendment fall – the protections of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, the right of peaceful assembly and the right to petition of the government for redress of grievances – but so will the rest of the Constitution and every other right it guards.
"The Gospel in Every Book of the Old Testament" by Joseph Farah is available in both hardcover and e-book versions.
It's all out in the open now. We have a traitor and figurative suicide bomber in the White House.
No one is even bothering to hide it. President Joe Biden is clearly a suicide bomber, owned by the Chinese Communist Party and the Mexican drug cartel, and put in place to destroy America, American exceptionalism, capitalism and most importantly, the great American middle class.
I learned this plan at Columbia University, Class of '83, alongside my classmate, future President Barack Obama (who, as far as I know, was never actually seen in any class at Columbia – but that's a story for another day). The plan we learned at Columbia was called "Cloward-Piven." The goals of Cloward-Piven were about overwhelming the system, collapsing the U.S. economy, destroying capitalism and turning America into a socialist/communist country.
It's happening right now – with Biden as the frontman and brain-dead puppet, and Obama as the real president, lurking in the shadows, pulling all the strings.
Except now Obama has updated Cloward-Piven to include open borders and massive inflation to bankrupt the middle class.