We Didn’t Fight For This: Calvin Atwood on the Bergdahl Swap

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Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson calls Christians to ‘take the fight to the enemy’


Don’t give power to a radical homosexual. Case in point: the city of Houston.

In an unprecedented attack against religious freedom and free-speech rights, Houston Mayor Annise Parker, an open lesbian, recently issued subpoenas demanding pastors turn over sermons dealing with homosexuality and any remarks they’ve made in opposition to that city’s “non-discrimination” ordinance, which in part allows transgendered men to use ladies’ restrooms.

Why would the mayor want to silence Christians? After all, aren’t LGBT people all about “tolerance”?

Well, no. Mayor Parker and radical “gay” activists want to criminalize and censor anyone who speaks out against the perverse LGBT agenda.

LGBT groups and the left-wing media have campaigned to portray homosexuals, and now transgendered people, as minorities bullied by Christians. As a result, the LGBT agenda has a foothold in the popular culture. Homosexuals have ascended to positions of power.

LGBT activists across the country are proposing bizarre laws that are blurring gender lines. California Democrats passed AB 1266 (co-ed bathroom law), which allows transgendered boys to use girls’ bathrooms and locker rooms.

Despite the all-out effort by the far left to portray the LGBT lifestyle as “normal,” there is growing evidence revealing the disturbing truth:

Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder.” Dr. McHugh also reported on a new study showing that the suicide rate among transgendered people who had reassignment (sex-change) surgery is 20 times higher than the suicide rate among non-transgender people.

Dr. McHugh further noted studies from Vanderbilt University and London’s Portman Clinic stating that 70-80 percent of children who had expressed transgender feelings “spontaneously lost those feelings” over time. So if kids weren’t being pressured to embrace being transgendered, most would eventually get beyond the feelings.

But you won’t hear about these findings in the mainstream media because it threatens their whole concept that LGBT people are “born” that way.

Christian pastors threaten the LGBT’s scheme to normalize abhorrent behavior. If we don’t stop the attack on these Houston pastors, the left will surely be emboldened to use their Gestapo-like tactics against any other group that opposes them, and we’ll end up like Canada.

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The left in Canada is silencing conservatives by criminalizing free speech. The criminal prohibitions on speech in Canada or so-called “hate speech” laws are used to silence and stifle a single (traditional values) viewpoint. This sounds eerily familiar. Remember the IRS targeting tea-party groups?

The left likes to harass Christians who don’t conform. A case has arisen in Idaho, where city officials have told ministers they have to officiate same-sex weddings or face fines and jail time. The ministers refused, now they face a 180-day jail term and $1,000-a-day fine.

If liberals want to go after intolerance, why don’t they target mosques and imams? Islam has harsh edicts against homosexuality. They won’t go after Muslims because they need them as part of their coalition to take down the Christians.

Weakness emboldens evil. There’s a leadership vacuum and lack of effective activism within the conservative Christian movement today, and that has emboldened the left.

Christians may not agree on everything, but we can certainly agree on the need to protect our freedoms and the family. But we will never win playing defense. If Christians unite and go on offense, we can defeat these radicals.

For proof that playing defense is a losing strategy, just look at the Republican Party. GOP leaders are so afraid of being called “racists” that they’re letting Obama have his way. Meanwhile, Obama is constantly putting them under pressure by going on offense with his evil agenda.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

When I was younger, I worked as a union organizer. The unions taught us to go on the offense, intimidate and pressure the other side to get them to cave. After founding my nonprofit (BOND), my work has taken me around the country and I’ve worked with many churches. But there seems to be a notion that there’s something un-Christian about going on the offensive. We need to stop accepting this lie.

Despite a major push by LGBT groups to equate their agenda to the civil rights movement, a 2013 Pew Center study shows that 48 percent of blacks oppose same-sex marriage. But if black churches don’t conform, liberals are going to eventually destroy their churches. The black church needs to enter this fight.

Why are we losing? Many Christians have unforgiveness and anger in their hearts but don’t realize it. The left is angry too, but their training complements their anger. They have no qualms about being malicious to advance their godless agenda.

On the other hand, too many Christians don’t know how to go on offense. Turning the other cheek doesn’t mean not fighting back. It means to forgive your enemy while you’re kicking his tail!

If the tactics Christians are using do not result in victory, then something is wrong. As Christians, our victories these days are too few. It’s time we stop playing defense and take the fight to the enemy!

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Ebola, Islamic State shift dynamics for Hagan, Tillis in North Carolina’s Senate race


Ebola, Islamic State shift dynamics for Hagan, Tillis in North Carolina’s Senate race

By Matea Gold

CHARLOTTE — Thom Tillis sent a deep sigh and shudder rolling through the crowd of Republican activists with just one word: “Ebola.”

“Can we all agree that it would make sense temporarily to have a travel ban?” the Republican Senate candidate asked about 100 supporters gathered Saturday afternoon at the local GOP headquarters in Guilford County. The crowd burst into hearty applause.

The specter of Ebola in the United States, on the heels of stories about the violent militants of the Islamic State, has made security a late-breaking wild-card issue in North Carolina’s Senate race.

For much of the year, the incumbent, Sen. Kay Hagan (D), and her allies had successfully framed the campaign as a referendum on the sharp conservative turn taken by the state legislature under the leadership of Tillis, the House speaker. But in the past few weeks, the conversation has pivoted amid alarming headlines about terrorism and a virulent epidemic, further tightening what is expected to be the most expensive Senate race in U.S. history.

Tillis has latched onto criticism of President Obama’s handling of the crises and sought to connect them to Hagan, part of his campaign’s broader aim to turn the race into a vote on the Democratic administration.

“This president has failed the American people,” he told volunteers in Raleigh on Saturday. “Senator Hagan has been with him, with her rubber stamp, every step of the way. Our safety and security is more threatened now than it has ever been.”

Hagan has found herself on the defensive, acknowledging that she missed a classified briefing about national security threats to attend a campaign fundraiser in New York in February.

On Friday, she called on Obama to temporarily ban the travel of non-U.S. citizens from affected countries in West Africa, just days after saying that such a tactic “is not going to help” unless it was part of a broader strategy.

Hagan’s campaign rejected the charge that she has not been engaged on security issues, noting that she has met with top generals in Afghanistan and Iraq and has chaired 20 meetings of a Senate subcommittee on emerging threats.

“Speaker Tillis can only criticize,” Hagan told reporters after a campaign stop in Charlotte on Sunday. “He has not one idea on his own that he would put forward — not one.”

The changed dynamic has lifted the hopes of national Republicans, who are pumping millions of dollars into new attack ads in the state amid signs that Hagan’s slight but steady lead has narrowed.

“Eyes are now starting to turn to Washington, and that’s probably the worst-case scenario for them right now,” said Paul Shumaker, Tillis’s campaign strategist.

“The president has done a good job of helping refocus this race for us,” Shumaker said, adding, “Thank you, Mr. President.”

But Democrats in the state are skeptical that the new story line will alter the views of what is a deeply polarized electorate.

“I think in the last week they have probably had a little headway in making it a nationalized election,” said Morgan Jackson, a longtime Democratic strategist in Raleigh. “The question is, is it too little and too late? If this was a month ago, it would be a much different situation. But the ability to change voters’ minds, that window is about to close.”

Allies argue that Hagan maintains key tactical strengths heading into the final two weeks of the campaign, in the air and on the ground.

Even with new infusions of cash from the National Republican Senatorial Committee and conservative groups such as the Koch-backed Freedom Partners Action Fund, Tillis and his backers are still outgunned on television by Hagan and her supporters, according to people familiar with ad reservations. That is particularly true in smaller markets such as Asheville.

At the same time, the Democratic incumbent is being bolstered by two ambitious field operations: one run by the party and the other driven by well-funded interest groups such as Planned Parenthood, the League of Conservation Voters and unions, coordinated by the liberal group America Votes.

“There’s no question that 95 percent of the voters have made up their minds,” said Rep. David E. Price, a Democrat who represents the vote-rich Research Triangle. “The real game is turnout.”

A stop Tillis made at the state fair in Raleigh on Friday underscored the visceral impressions that voters have about the candidates.

On one hand, there were people such as Scott and Alyson Dunlap of Statesville, who greeted Tillis with ebullience. “You’ve got my vote!” Scott Dunlap declared as they encountered him in front of a display of giant pumpkins.

“We’re conservative, so we’d like to get more conservative voices in Washington,” the 59-year-old IT director said afterward.

But outside a tobacco-curing demonstration, Virginia and Jerry Wall of Clayton responded with disgust when they heard the GOP candidate was nearby.

“I can’t stand Tillis,” said Virginia Wall, 68, a retired nurse.

“I’m a Republican, but I fear the direction of the Republican Party has gone,” said her husband, a 64-year-old network engineer. “This voter-ID law they passed here in North Carolina, it borders on treason. It’s not what I expect from America.”

Hagan has sought to stoke that backlash against Raleigh’s conservative tilt. On Sunday, she stood in front of a big sign declaring “NORTH CAROLINA FIRST,” speaking to a clutch of students and educators at Charlotte’s Central Piedmont Community College.

She hammered Tillis on his education record, noting that the 2013 tax cuts passed by the GOP-led state legislature had resulted in sharp decreases to North Carolina’s education budget.

“Y’all, we didn’t become the state we are by selling our students short,” she said.

On the campaign trail Saturday, Tillis rejected such critiques, pointing to teacher raises passed in the most recent legislative session.

For his part, he spent most of his day-long swing through the state pressing the argument that Hagan operates as an extension of Obama. He ticked off a series of issues, such as Obamacare and veterans’ care, in which he said the administration — and the senator — had failed. At every stop, he added two new items on the list: the Islamic State and Ebola.

“I don’t know about you all, but I pretty much had a sense that ISIS was a threat,” he told backers crowded in a field office in Cornelius, just north of Charlotte. “Senator Hagan decided that a Park Avenue fundraiser was more important than a classified briefing on ISIS,” he added, using another name for the Islamic State.

On Ebola, Tillis said, “Senator Hagan finally said that there should be a limited ban on travel from western Africa. Well, welcome to the club of common sense. But it’s not enough. This is an opportunity where she could have proven to be independent and say, ‘Mr. President, we need to protect the safety and security of America.’ ”

Hagan vigorously disputed his characterizations, saying Tillis had ducked questions about how he would handle the Islamic State.

“I support the airstrikes,” she said Sunday, adding that she called for moderate Syrian rebels to be armed and trained “a year and a half ago.”

As for her position on a travel ban, “nothing has changed, and Speaker Tillis knows that,” Hagan said. “He is trying to distract from what the truth is. I have always said that a travel ban should be part of a broader use of tactics.”

Whether there are any voters left to win over remains an open question. Nearly $80 million in political ads have already inundated the state, a figure that could rise as high as $100 million by Election Day.

“I would argue that persuadable voters are like pink unicorns,” Jackson said. “They are impossible to find.”

Ann Inman, a retired nurse who attended Tillis’s rally in Greensboro, said she was deeply concerned that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had “fallen down on the job” handling the arrival of Ebola in the United States.

But she was not sure that issue would sway many voters.

“I don’t think it has anything to do with the senatorial race,” the 68-year-old said.

Inman’s friend Sandra Burns disagreed.

“If she didn’t want to stop the flights coming in, she was with Obama on that!” said Burns, 72. “So if I was a Democrat and voting, I would think, ‘Hey, wait a minute here!’ ”

“I don’t know,” Inman mused. “I don’t know.”

In an interview, Tillis said he believes recent crises resonate because they “are very real examples for people to understand what it means for this president to fail on foreign policy.”

“I still think, though, that jobs and the economy are still top of mind,” he added. “It’s just these other issues have entered into the narrative in a much more prominent way than we expected them to.”

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Videos: Greg Edds and Judy Klusman Get a Thumbs Down After “Confessions”

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♦ “Greg Edds, have you now or have ever been a member of the Tea Party?”  “Judy did you ever attend a Tea Party meeting?”

Videos: Greg Edds and Judy Klusman get a thumbs down after providing “confessions”.  Absolutely hysterical videos of two chumps being dominated, broken down, and humiliated “Joe McCarthy” style.  Very likely the end of two political misadventures.

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‘Clinton Democrats’ falling flat


‘Clinton Democrats’ falling flat

Self-proclaimed Clinton Democrats are struggling this election cycle, and not even their powerful namesakes may be enough to save them.

Both Bill and Hillary Clinton have tried to turn on their charms to help centrist Democrats in Kentucky and Arkansas. But as candidates in both states are slipping, help from the party’s preeminent power couple is falling short.  

In Kentucky, Alison Lundergan Grimes has clung tightly to both Bill and Hillary Clinton as she tries to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell(R). 


The former president has already campaigned with the Democratic hopeful  twice and will head to the Bluegrass State again next week. The former secretary of state held a rally with Grimes on Wednesday, coming as Grimes kept emphasizing she was a “Clinton Democrat through and through” after flatly refusing to say whether she voted for President Obama. 

The former president — a master of the retail politics central to places like Arkansas — is the featured guest in his native state this weekend. There, Democrats are trying to save vulnerable Sen. Mark Pryor (D) and push former Rep. Mike Ross (D) into the governor’s mansion. Pryor even took a selfie on stage with Clinton this month, in an attempt to illustrate how close he is to his state’s favorite son.

Despite their close ties to the Clintons, their efforts to distance themselves from a deeply unpopular current president may not work.  

That raises questions not only for Hillary Clinton as she ponders a 2016 White House bid, but also for the Democratic Party as it finds itself increasingly unsuccessful in the Deep South and Appalachia.

‘I’m constantly puzzled when other people are surprised that there hasn’t been this Democratic revival in the South,” said Thomas Schaller, a professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, who has argued that Democrats need to make the South less of a priority. “My feeling is that the underlying fundamentals in the region work against the Democrats.’

Clinton allies and longtime observers of the 42nd president and his wife say that if anyone can make Southern states a battleground in 2016 – and at least force the GOP to use valuable resources to keep the South red – it’s Hillary Clinton.

There’s plenty of reason to believe the Clintons view the situation the same way. The former president will follow up his three-day swing through Arkansas this weekend with a trip to Louisiana to stump for Sen. Mary Landrieu on Monday, in another attempt to help the vulnerable Democrat. Hillary Clinton will campaign with Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) next Saturday. 

“These appearances are really the beginning of their campaign to redefine the Democratic Party in their own image, [to] a party that can carry states like this,” said Al Cross, a veteran journalist and University of Kentucky professor.  

“I think the Clintons believe they can carry Kentucky and I think that’s one reason why we’ll see them here again,” Cross added, also pointing to the Clintons’ longstanding friendship with Grimes’ father, Jerry Lundergan. 

Clinton allies also insist that both Bill and Hillary have the sort of innate understanding of Southerners that has become increasingly rare within the Democratic Party. While more of the party’s base increasingly lives urban areas, they are among the few surrogates who can reach blue-collar and rural voters. 

Paul Begala, a Texan and former Clinton adviser, said the Clintons ‘love Southerners, and I think that is reciprocated.“ 

“It’s as simple as that,” Begala wrote in an email. ‘They don’t view us as some kind of weird alien being. They see us as their friends and neighbors and cousins and friends – because we are.”

Hillary Clinton even leads some potential GOP rivals in very early presidential polling in states like Georgia and Kentucky, and could expect a higher, more diverse turnout in a presidential year.  The South’s changing demographics – eight of the 10 states with the fastest-growing Hispanic populations are in the region – would also help a 2016 Clinton campaign.

But the problems facing incumbents even like Landrieu and Pryor, who come from perhaps the preeminent Democratic families in their respective states, underscore the difficulties Democrats face in the South. 

Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), the Harvard-educated Iraq War veteran challenging Pryor, has tried to downplay Clinton’s role to focus on Obama. 

“I’m not worried about Bill Clinton’s support for Mark Pryor,” Cotton told ABC News. “I’m worried about Mark Pryor’s support for Barack Obama.”

Obama captured as few as one of every 10 white voters in some Southern states in both 2008 and 2012. Even in his overwhelming 2008 victory, Obama captured fewer votes than the Democrats’ 2004 nominee, John Kerry, in dozens of rural counties in places like Arkansas and Kentucky that were both overwhelmingly white and with comparatively few college graduates. 

Since then, Democrats in Arkansas lost control of the state legislature for the first time since Reconstruction. In Kentucky, voters are also now more likely to call themselves Republicans than Democrats. 

Bill Clinton carried Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky in his 1992 and 1996 presidential wins, at a time when many more voters remembered the days of Democratic dominance in the South before the Civil Rights movement and after Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal.

That gives some Clinton backers hope that Hillary could combine the support her husband found among white working-class voters in those states with the coalition – highly educated, often suburban voters – that Obama used to capture Virginia and Florida twice and North Carolina in 2008.

“You put a Democrat with 20 percent of the white vote in Mississippi and it becomes in play,” said Skip Rutherford, dean of the Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas and a longtime friend of the Clintons.

Schaller agrees that no Democratic candidate is likely to do better than Hillary Clinton in the South in 2016. But he also stressed that even if Clinton does well in the South in 2016, that doesn’t mean a broader Democratic renaissance is coming below the Mason-Dixon line.

 “I think she’s a good test case for how competitive the Democrats can be in the South, because she can pair her husband’s appeal in the more rural South and presumably draw support in the places where Obama did well,” Schaller said. “If she can’t start flipping states, then who is?“

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Large Crowds walk out on Obama


U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he arrives for a campaign rally for Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown  at a High School in Upper Marlboro, Maryland October 19, 2014.

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(Reuters) – President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity.

With approval levels hovering around record lows, Obama has spent most of his campaign-related efforts this year raising money for struggling Democrats, who risk losing control of the U.S. Senate in the Nov. 4 midterm election.

Most candidates from his party have been wary of appearing with him during their election races because of his sagging popularity.

Not so Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown of Maryland, who is running for governor, and Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois, who is running for re-election. Obama plans to appear at an event for Quinn later in the evening.

“You’ve got to vote,” Obama repeated over and over at a rally for Brown in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, near Washington.

Democrats have a history of not turning up to vote in midterm elections.

“There are no excuses. The future is up to us,” Obama said.

A steady stream of people walked out of the auditorium while he spoke, however, and a heckler interrupted his remarks.

Obama’s help, or lack thereof, may not matter much to Brown, who is 11 points ahead of Republican opponent Larry Hogan, according to an average of polls by RealClearPolitics.

Quinn’s race is tighter. He is ahead of Republican opponent Bruce Rauner by 1.8 points, according to the RealClearPolitics average.

Obama is scheduled to spend the night at his Chicago home after the campaign event for Quinn.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing byMohammad Zargham)

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Which American President Was the Most Intelligent Speaker? @drudgereportapp


Which American President Was the Most Intelligent Speaker?

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Which American President Was the Most Intelligent Speaker? @drudgereportapp


Which American President Was the Most Intelligent Speaker?

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Niece: ‘Moral Bankruptcy’ Ruling Washington D.C. Under Obama @


Martin Luther King, Jr. Niece: ‘Moral Bankruptcy’ Ruling Washington D.C. Under Obama

There is a “moral bankruptcy” that’s settled into leadership of America in the White House and throughout Washington, D.C., Dr. Alveda King—the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr.—said in an interview Friday morning.

“All of our leaders—or many of our leaders—are just morally bankrupt right now,” King said when asked if President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have helped or hurt the black community in America. “They’re not calling on God. We still stay ‘In God We Trust’ and ‘One Nation Under God’ but we’re not practicing that. We need to call on God. There’s a moral bankruptcy in this country and we really need to come back to God.”

Dr. King is part of an effort that will be announced publicly early next week by various conservative black, Hispanic and Tea Party leaders to reach out to the black community and get them engaged in an effort to help urban centers reject big government in favor of smaller, limited government. The project, called “Restore The Dream 2014,” includes other black leaders like TheTeaParty.net’s Niger Innis, FreedomWorks’ the Rev. C.L. Bryant, radio host Wayne Dupree, Conservative Campaign Committee chairman Lloyd Marcus, Conservative Review president Deneen Borelli, columnist Star Parker, former U.N. Commission on Civil Rights ambassador Ken Blackwell, and others.

In an interview, Innis—whose father Roy Innis has led the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), one of the major organizations behind the Civil Rights movement, since 1968—said that progressive and big government policies have created a “welfare state that has largely not only destroyed the black and increasingly so Latino—and American family generally—they have killed the types of incentives that had led people to achieve and build a better life for themselves.”

“You can have opportunity right in front of your door but you’re terrified to open it because you’re a victim,” Innis said. “So those two realities that you have now since a leviathan of the federal government that is trying to fashion itself as a cradle-to-grave big daddy government—going to take care of you from cradle to grave and give you all sorts of disincentives to climbing that economic ladder, and by the way if you do climb that economic ladder they’re going to punish you punitively with taxes that are going to undermine you.” 

“If you dare want to open up a business, they’re going to cripple you with regulations and taxes and they’re going to make it easier for you to be a rational human being and just get government benefits rather than being a liberated individual who can climb that economic ladder,” he continued. “So you have that real but not concrete phenomenon of big government mentality crippling you and then you have on a parallel track victimization syndrome overriding it that says—you pick the minority—‘you are a victim and you are the underdog so you can never achieve.’ That is a dangerous recipe and it is a recipe that has dominated urban centers for more than 50 years and what we’re trying to do is liberate them.”

King said that economic indicators show that during Obama’s presidency, things have gotten dramatically worse for black Americans.

“The data is going to indicate black people lost out in every single leading economic category during the Obama years,” King told Breitbart News, noting that liberal commentator Tavis Smiley agrees with her and that they’re not trying to “demonize” or “cast aspersions” on Obama, but the truth needs to be told. “That’s terrible. There’s nothing that’s been done to enhance our lives but there’s all sorts of things that were done to [give us stuff] like free access to abortion, free birth control in a healthcare clinic. But that’s nothing that’s going to help us economically, intellectually, physically health-wise and otherwise—there’s nothing being done for us. Black home ownership is 31 percent less than the rest of the country. Poverty rates have increased from 12 percent to 16.1 percent. Income for blacks is $20,000 less than the national average. Thirty-five percent of young blacks are out of work.”

That’s just the beginning of the black community’s woes under Obama, she said. Education, immigration, and health concerns are abound too.

“I’m not so locked into a political party—Republican, Democrat, independent—it doesn’t matter to me what your party affiliation happens to be,” King said. “We just need to vote and have common sense and good morals when we elect our people. We need hope. We need for the lights to come back on. We need to shine the light of the Lord and the love of the Lord back onto the country. We need a restoration, and that’s how we can restore the dream.”

King pointed Breitbart News to her uncle’s famous “Give Us The Ballot” speech, which he delivered in May 1957 in Washington, D.C., and discussed how he the black community could effectuate change by voting. “Give us the ballot, and we will no longer have to worry the federal government about our basic rights,” Martin Luther King, Jr., said in that speech. “Give us the ballot, and we will no longer plead to the federal government for passage of an anti-lynching law; we will by the power of our vote write the law on the statute books of the South and bring an end to the dastardly acts of the hooded perpetrators of violence. Give us the ballot, and we will transform the salient misdeeds of bloodthirsty mobs into the calculated good deeds of orderly citizens.”

King said that the black community needs to do the same today to use the ballot to change the liberal policies that are hurting them.

“We have to now in this century understand what my uncle and father talked about, which is that we are part of an equal community where everyone has an equal place in society,” King said. “Giving people government handouts without dignity, that’s not working. Giving people HHS mandate healthcare with free contraceptives and free abortions, that’s not going to help people. So we want to do more. We want our children better educated. We want better education, more jobs, opportunity, so people can contribute to society—so those are our goals.”

King also said she agrees with her aunt Coretta Scott King, MLK’s wife, who in 1991 wrote a letter to Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) asking him to actually enforce immigration laws so that illegal aliens wouldn’t have a “devastating impact” on blacks by taking jobs away from them.

“I did go down to the border with Glenn Beck because actually I was concerned about the children,” King said. “I do not agree with open borders and you’ve got people who take these little children, cut them up and fill them with drugs then sew them back up and send them over here. I did want the children to be fed, I wanted them to have a warm meal and try to get them back home. I do not support open borders and I certainly agree with my aunt on that.”

The group plans to gather at the MLK memorial in Washington, D.C., on Monday, and then will travel to Charlotte, North Carolina, and then onto Ferguson, Missouri—the site of the shooting death of Michael Brown earlier this year, something that has sparked controversy in the black community nationwide.

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Could an Ebola Epidemic Spread to Salisbury, N.C. and Rowan County? The Probability Exists

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Steve Mensing, Editor

♦ Let’s look at the risk of an Ebola epidemic occurring in the United States.  It depends on what health experts you follow.  There’s some who say the probability of an Ebola outbreak is fairly low and there are other physicians and health experts who believe the probability is fairly substantial.  In any event Federal, state, local agencies, area hospitals and clinics are putting their ducks in a row as best they can should an epidemic strike Rowan County and Salisbury, N.C.

If someone looks at the broader picture of Ebola entering the United States from West Africa and the fact that several of our states are already reporting isolated cases, they might consider these factors raising the probability of a U.S. Ebola epidemic:

• It is relatively easy for an individual to enter the United States and camouflage a fever with Motrin, not show symptoms yet, be in denial over their symptoms, or may not report it…

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