Hillary Clinton’s “Freedom of Worship” Cripples Freedom of Religion


For years, Hillary Clinton and her adversary turned accomplice with regard to religion, Barack Obama, have been attempting a slight of hand which will stifle the religious freedom our nation was founded on.  Their use of “freedom of worship” with impunity is part of their agenda to eliminate opposition to their plans.1

By restricting the freedom of religion to the tightly confined space of the four walls of religious buildings, it ceases to be truly free.  Hillary Clinton even went so far as to use this position to promote the legal form of murder known as abortion:

“Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper.  Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will.  And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.”2

Thus, it is not surprising to hear members of her campaign staff agreeing with a supporter, John Halpin, a staffer at the Clinton allied Center for American Progress, who said of Catholics: “They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender relations and must be totally unaware of Christian democracy…”  Clinton spokesperson Jennifer Palmieri added, “I imagine they think it is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion. Their rich friends wouldn’t understand if they became evangelicals.”3

This may not hurt her in the election as only 31% of Democrats attend weekly church services.  This number falls to 23% of white Democrats.

Regardless, restricting religious practices to houses of worship is a contradiction to the very nature of religion.  Hillary and most of her fellow Democrats may not believe the war against terrorism is a religious war at its roots.  However, her attempts to hold Christian religions hostage will not be as badly misinterpreted.


1 – “However, both the President and his Secretary of State have now replaced “freedom of religion” with “freedom of worship” too many times to seem inadvertent.”  From “Why ‘Freedom of Worship’ Is Not Enough,” by Ashley E. Samelson, https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2010/02/why-ldquofreedom-of-worshiprdquo-is-not-enough, 2/22/2010.

2 – “Hillary: ‘Deep-seated … religious beliefs’ have to be changed for abortion,” by Ed Morrissey, http://hotair.com/archives/2015/04/24/hillary-deep-seated-religious-beliefs-have-to-be-changed-for-abortion/, 4/24/2015.

3 – “Hillary Clinton Campaign Spokeswoman Mocks Catholics, Calling Catholic Faith ‘Severely Backwards’” by Steven Ertelt, http://www.lifenews.com/2016/10/12/hillary-clinton-campaign-spokeswoman-mocks-catholics-calling-catholic-faith-severely-backwards/, 10/12/2016.

4 – “Preaching to The Choir: How Church Attendance Divides the Parties,” by Ronald Brownstein, http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/04/preaching-to-the-choir-how-church-attendance-divides-the-parties/431928/, 4/6/2015.

Today was “Back to the Future II Day” (but, Real World 2015 or Biff’s 1985 World?)

(as seen on the Discovery Family channel, 10/17/2015)

The “Back to the Future” movies were a trilogy named I, II and III and released in 1985, 1989 and 1990.1 As fans of the series remember, BTF II was the only one which portrayed a look at the future twenty-six years later. The actual date used in the movie, October 21, 2015 – has arrived!

As with other movies attempting to predict the future, it’s interesting to compare the creativity of the past with what actually came to be. Such is the case with Back to the Future II. Following is a comparison of the predicted future created in the late 1980’s with what we have today.

1) FLYING AUTOMOBILES: In the 1960’s, the year 2000 was thought of with much imagination, as if it would represent a threshold where our lives would be so fantastic that they would have little resemblance with the early years of the Space Age. While flying automobiles in 1989 might have been viewed as merely an extension of that unrealistic vision, it came much closer to reality after all.

AeroMobil had prototypes since at least 2007 and its AeroMobil 3.0 “is now finalised and has been in regular flight-testing program in real flight conditions since October 2014.”2
Terrafugia also began its prototyping in 2007. Its second generation prototype made its “debut outside of the aviation world at the New York International Auto Show in April 2012 for a crowd of over a million attendees and continues to attend EAA AirVenture annually.”3

2) SLEEP INDUCING ALPHA RHYTHM GENERATOR: In the movie, Doc Brown, Marty and his girlfriend Jennifer travelled to 10/21/2015 to prevent a future family crisis. Doc had not planned on bringing her along, but he stated he couldn’t leave her behind with the knowledge of the flying DeLorean/ time machine. In addition, her curiosity about her future could lead to dangerous attempts at intervention upon her return. Therefore, he used the sleep generator to make her unconscious and when she would awaken, would have no conscious knowledge of what happened – it would seem as a dream.

Well, in 1999, someone posted that he had heard about a supposed invention of the Russians in the 1950’s which reportedly accomplished this. Unfortunately, “My exhaustive Internet research has turned up a schematic of the device, but no solid information as to whether it actually worked. Larry Niven, who has used the concept in several of his stories, swears that he’s seen research proving that it performed as advertised.”4

Current technology hasn’t produced such a device yet. However, we do have: “Aiming a little lower than instant-sleep-inducing technology, we find ourselves among a range of devices that won’t make you fall asleep, but might make you sleep better.”5

3) WEATHER PREDICTION TO THE MINUTE: BTF II had the full range of prognostication from “since when can weathermen predict weather” by Marty in 1955 when the radio predicted clear weather hours before the storm to when Doc Brown noted that the rain ended exactly as predicted to the minute in 2015.

Of course, we aren’t there yet, although rain delayed major league baseball games are often given a 5-10 minute window for bad weather to start or end based on radar scans. We have come a long way from the early days of satellite meteorology when the newest available forecast was relatively accurate only for the day after next.

4) SELF-LACING SHOES: Ah, they’re here! “Adding to the fact that year 2015 marks the 30th anniversary of Back to The Future franchise, this makes it the perfect time to officially release the Nike Mag powerlace shoes, which should be more improved than the former version, considering it took Nike almost four years to come up with the final product.”6

5) SELF-ADJUSTING or SELF-DRYING JACKETS: Not quite here yet. “The self-drying jacket doesn’t really exist at this moment,” says Pailes-Friedman, who has worked on wearable technology for NASA and is a fellow at the Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator. “I think that there are really exciting technologies that are happening—technologies where water will just be repelled by the fabric and never really absorbed, so the jacket will never actually get wet.”7

6) KIDS WEAR THEIR PANTS POCKETS INSIDE-OUT IN 2015: This was found to be rather amusing when this movie was released in 1989 and many probably find it just as strange today. But why? After all, it has been fashionable for several year years to buy new jeans with slashes and rips throughout. Inside-out pockets can be fixed, but “distressed” is forever.

7) “The justice system works swiftly in the future now that they’ve abolished all lawyers.”:
The closest we have in this regard is the “three strikes and you’re out” laws. By 2012, twenty-seven states had implemented the modern version of statute by which it “significantly increases the prison sentences of persons convicted of a felony who have been previously convicted of two or more violent crimes or serious felonies, and limits the ability of these offenders to receive a punishment other than a life sentence.” It’s considered “modern” because New York has had a habitual felon law since 1797.8 There continue to be individuals and organizations with some justifiable concern over the well-meaning, but restrictive laws potentially in conflict with the first section of the 14th Amendment (due process).9

More dangerous, and somehow disregarded by most on the Left, are the current trends to neutralize the 1st and 2nd Amendments. Many are trying to demote freedom of religion to “freedom of worship.”10 In other words, one may practice his faith— just keep it inside the church’s walls (even though this right does not originate with the state which, therefore, has no authority to limit it). The most recent example is the Obama Administration’s actions against the Little Sisters of the Poor. To date, lower courts have upheld the validity of the President’s “accommodation” for religious objections to the abortion, contraception and sterilization provisions of “Obamacare.” The misnamed accommodation requires the nuns and other faithful to sign over the legal right to a third party to carry out the objectionable aspects of the law. It’s as if the government says, “OK, you don’t want to drive your car as the get-away vehicle in a crime, so just sign this which allows someone else to use your car for the purpose you are strongly opposed to.”

The 2nd Amendment isn’t doing so well either and it’s not the sanctuary cities which are paradise for gun-carrying criminals. In January 2014, John Stossel of Fox News attempted to purchase a gun legally in New York City. The hoops he was told to jump through were sadly reminiscent of the unfair tactics southern states often used to prevent African-Americans from their right to vote. The net result was that he was unable to exercise his constitutional right because he was unable to satisfy Big Brother Apple that he needed a gun (death threats didn’t count). 11

8) BINOCULARS with COORDINATES and DATA: When Doc was looking at Marty, Jr. from a distance, his binoculars appeared to give data on the subject’s travel. Maybe not binoculars, but we do have StatCast which gives data on replays of home runs, great defensive plays and baserunning such as distance, speed, route efficiency, etc .

9) TAKE A $50 BILL TO BUY A PEPSI?: In all fairness, Doc didn’t tell Marty that he would need most of that $50 to get a Pepsi. The implication was that prices would accelerate as they had been throughout the early part of the decade of the 1980’s so that a lot more would be needed for such a purchase in our time.

Inflation ranged from a monthly annualized rate of 14.8% (during the last year of the Carter Administration when the prime rate hit 20%) to 1.1% in late 1986.12 Using the median inflation rate of 4.3% for that decade, the 2-liter of Pepsi priced at 89 cents13 would be about $3.15 today. With the median inflation taken from 1980 (13.5%), we arrive at a 2-liter price of $21.10. So, it’s a combination of leftover fear of high inflation (just ask Baby Boomers) and a little Hollywood license.

10) “He has a few short-circuits in his bionic implants”: This was likely inspired by the earlier television series, “The Six Million Dollar Man” which aired on ABC for five seasons, 1974-78, after three television movies in 1973. The Bionic Woman ran from 1976-78.14

What about reality? More good news, a “first” was carried out in the U.K. Eighty-year old Ray Flynn had suffered the total loss of central vision caused by dry age-related macular degeneration. The four-hour surgery was led by Paulo Stanga, consultant ophthalmologist and vitreo-retinal surgeon at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. Here’s how it works:

“The bionic eye implant receives its visual information from a miniature camera mounted on glasses worn by the patient. The images are converted into electrical pulses and transmitted wirelessly to an array of electrodes attached to the retina. The electrodes stimulate the remaining retina’s remaining cells which send the information to the brain.”15

Other technologies which help those with disabilities include the 220,000 worldwide who have cochlear implants to reduce hearing loss. Tens of thousands have deep brain stimulators which help to control the effects of Parkinson’s disease and are now showing results in tests with those suffering from severe depression and obsessive compulsive disorders. An Iraq war veteran has had a nerve-controlled bionic hand replace his hand lost in combat. Experiments with monkeys have reached the point where a brain implant can control a robot arm 7,000 miles away.16

As wondrous as these inventions are, how soon before some attempt to use electronics to create the super-humans Hitler could only dream about? It’s an ethical and moral dilemma. The use of medication and technology to cure or minimize a disability is not the same as attempting to gain “an edge” on other humans by going beyond the natural boundaries of human capability.

Why are there objections to ‘transhumanism”? Ray Kurzwell wrote in his book, The Singularity is Near, that the “human body 2.0” will be mostly “non-biological” with nanobots replacing our heart, lungs, nervous and digestive systems. The new human would be ultra-strong and fast and be able to create virtual realities, including a virtual lover, inside ourselves. – This new human would also never die.17

Trouble with that? Absolutely. We can start with the “logo of the Second International Congress of Eugenics (which) proudly proclaimed, ‘Eugenics is the self-direction of human evolution.’… In Dignitas Personae, published in 2008 by the Catholic Church’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, it said ‘such manipulation would promote a eugenic mentality and would lead to indirect social stigma with regard to people who lack certain qualities,’ which ‘would be in contrast with the fundamental truth of the equality of all human beings’… ‘that in the attempt to create a new type of human being one can recognize an ideological element in which man tried to take the place of his Creator.’”17 For those of faith who acknowledge the existence of an eternal after-life, trying to live forever is contrary is thumbing our noses at God and His creation.

11) “CAFÉ ‘80’s”: Returning to a lighter topic, we certainly have much interest in “vintage” items, styles and practices today! Sadly, no one envisioned that the Michael Jackson on the café’s screens would not be with us on this day.

12) FULLY AUTOMATED GASOLINE STATIONS: Self-service gas stations begin springing up in the 1970’s when the gasoline shortages began raising prices and people wanted ways to save a little on their gas costs. But now, a Swedish based company, Fuelmatic Systems AB, is testing a robotic fueling method. It is being tested and fine-tuned at the Husky Corp. factory near St. Louis. The system operates in this way:

“The robotic machine operates along a track and is designed for installation at a traditional gas station fueling bay by taking the place of a stationary pump. As the driver pulls up to the bay, an infrared scanner on the robot casts a light to locate the vehicle’s fuel door by identifying the shadow that is created by the gap between the fuel door and the vehicle’s body panel.

A suction cup attached to an adjustable arm on the robot opens the vehicle’s fuel door. The system works with a pull-out, push-in or latch-release fuel door. If the fuel door is locked, the driver will be alerted to spring the latch, officials at Husky demonstrated during the run-through at the plant using a mock-up of the driver’s side panel of a Ford Mustang.

The driver, meanwhile, rolls down his or her window and, using a touch screen, selects the grade of fuel and how much to purchase, paying with a credit or debit card.”18

Regarding automobile on-board diagnostics (OBD), they have been more common since the early 1980’s usually with the limitation of “idiot lights” glowing and no additional information. The first instance of an on-board computer with scanning capability was in 1968 with Volkswagen’s fuelinjected Type 3 models.19

13) “Jaws 19”: Fortunately, we have not been subjected to that number of its sequels. But what movies have had the most? It comes down to a matter of how it’s counted. If it’s by the main character, then there were eighty-nine in the Wong Fei Hung series about a Chinese folk hero (Hopalong Cassidy had sixty-six and The Durango Kid sixty-four.) For non-sexually explicit films, the greatest numerical series was The Land Before Time which will release “XIV” next year.20

14) “CUBS WIN THE WORLD SERIES — OVER MIAMI?”: A little future shock for baseball fans in 1989. At the movie’s release, the Cubs hadn’t been to the World Series since 1945. (And the MLB team based in southern Florida didn’t arrive until 1993.) That forty-four year drought is now seventy years with a little help from manager Dusty Baker allowing the Steve Bartman foul ball incident in 2003 to overshadow the game and produce the managerial brain-freeze which cost the Cubs a shot at the World Series… Ironically against the Florida Marlins who are now designated “Miami”! Unfortunately, the 2015 New York Mets didn’t follow the script and eliminated the Cubs in the NLCS last evening.

15) NO-HANDS VIDEO GAMES: After Marty shows off his shooting expertise on a vintage game machine, the young boys scoff at the notion of a video game so primitive that hands are required to operate it.

Of course, telepathic games are nowhere to be found yet. However,“in a recent experiment, a person in India said ‘hola’ and ‘ciao’ to three other people in France. Today, the Web, smartphones and international calling might make that not seem like an impressive feat, but it was. The greetings were not spoken, typed or texted. The communication in question happened between the brains of a set of study subjects, marking one of the first instances of brain-to-brain communication on record.”21 The process was a very slow one (see the accompanying footnote), but gives reason for optimism.

Those of us in 2015 are much more familiar with “touch-screens.” It was surprising to learn that the first article describing research on capacitive touchscreens was published by E.A.Johnson in 1965! George Samuel Hurst developed a resistive touchscreen. His patent was granted in 1975 and first produced in 1982.22

16) “Gramps, what the hell am I paying you for?”: This was Biff’s grandson, Griff, being disrespectful. It’s not possible to know exactly to what extent this nonsense is common in families today. But if misbehavior in our schools is any indication:

“In my 41 years of teaching I have not seen such an avalanche of bad behavior, disrespectful like behavior, mob like behavior of children in schools,” said Memphis Education Association President Keith Williams. “It is to the point of teachers are leaving this profession in droves. “23

“A record 209,800 primary and secondary school teachers reported being physically attacked by a student during the 2011-2012 school year, according to new data released… by the federal government. The data was published in “Indicators of School Crime and Safety,” which was released yesterday by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.
The 209,800 teachers who were attacked by students in 2011-2012 outnumber the population of Salt Lake City, Utah, which is 189,384.

On average, 1,175 teachers were physically attacked each day of the school year, according to data, which is derived from the NCES’ Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS).”24

17) HOVER-BOARDS: Where are we on creating this levitating skateboard? The good news is that this technology has advanced from the Stone Age! Before we become too excited, we must remember that something of this magnitude will take a lot more time and $. As it stands, or rather floats, the “Hendo hoverboard” (named by Arx Pax founders, Greg and Jill Henderson) is noisy and lasts for just seven minutes. Still, this is a breakthrough.

The company Arx Pax was started initially to figure out a way to make buildings more earthquake-proof by lifting them off the ground in a way similar to technology used in bullet trains. So, the founders reasoned it made sense to prove the technology on a small scale before advancing. Thus, we have the Hendo, priced at $10,000.25 Stay tuned.

18) “DOOR LOCK ENTRY USING FINGERPRINT”: A subdued Jennifer of 1985, brought to her home of the future by the policewomen who found her, was able to unlock the door to her home because it was fingerprint sensitive, which does not change with age. BTF II nailed this one, too! There more technologies than just this one.26 (see the accompanying footnote)

19) “LITHIUM MODE ‘ON’”: So said the intelligent home climate control when the Marty of the future arrived after work. “Intelligent” homes can control many facets of the house, but not the mood of ourselves yet. Modern technology makes hvac and lighting more efficient by adjusting usage to actual needs. Parameters can be programmed by the homeowner or sensors which can determine whether someone is in a particular room or even at home. Cost-saving “yes” – security and privacy “NO.” Something to consider.

20) “THE ATROCITY CHANNEL”: Marty Jr. referred to this during some friendly parent/teenager banter at dinner. With the proliferation of television channels currently available and the increasing interest in degenerate forms of “reality” shows, can this be far off?

21) “I monitored that scan you just interfaced. YOU ARE TERMINATED!”:
This was spoken by the boss future Marty seconds after he used a card scanner to enter into an illegal deal with a fellow worker. Two things here. One, the large phone television screen, known today as “Skype,” was first available in 2003.27 Two, it shows the interconnectedness of our Electronic Age. Many things can be done “seamlessly.” As with any advancing technology, we need to be on our guard that the basic respect for human dignity (security, privacy) is not compromised. The need-to-be-connected-at-all-times mentality has become more prevalent due to the increased impersonal nature of our jobs, communications and lives.

22) $174 CAB RIDE AND FINGERPRINT PAYMENT: Biff had been following the DeLorean to where the policewomen took the Jennifer of 1985 to her home in 2015. The cab ride was paid for by Biff using his fingerprint on a payment machine. The cab fare isn’t far off. A friend of mine recently paid $90 for a ride from the Nashville airport to Murfreesboro.

Now as for the payment, yep, PayPal has a way: fingerprint and a Samsung Galaxie S5, Tab S, Note 4 or Alpha device.28 Or, one can take the Nexus route: “With Nexus Smart Pay you can pay with just your finger, for free!… At any merchant that accepts Nexus Smart Pay, all you need is you. We’ll e-mail you a receipt after your purchase and we draft the original payment automatically.”29

23) “The school burned down six years ago.”: This came from the Mr. Strickland of the distorted 1985 in response to Marty’s “Don’t you remember you gave me detention last week?” Well, the social deterioration in schools as noted in item #16 hasn’t reached this stage yet. However, unless the well-being of the family and timeless values are re-established in our communities, we can be sure this current trend joined with recent Supreme Court decisions and implementation of social engineering promoted by Common Core will produce this inevitable chaos.

24) Destroyed Library: Marty and Doc Brown find the Hill Valley library is a complete wreck. Knowledge is no longer a priority in this time. For those who criticize skeptics of Common Core, please see the 5-part series on the subject at the http://www.ohioconservativereview.com.

And free speech is being discouraged on college campuses as “Brandeis University officials were intimidated into rescinding their invitation to Somali writer and American Enterprise Institute scholar Ayaan Hirsi Ali, whose criticisms of radical Islam were said to have violated the school’s ‘core values.’ Brandeis decided that allowing her to speak would be hurtful to Muslim students. I take it that Brandeis students and officials would see criticism of deadly Islamist terrorist gang Boko Haram’s kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian girls, some of whom have been sold off as brides, as unacceptable and violative of the university’s core values.“ 30

And, “Azusa Pacific University, a private Christian university, canceled a planned address by distinguished libertarian scholar Charles Murray out of fear that his lecture might upset ‘faculty and students of color.’ In response to the cancellation, Murray wrote an open letter to the students, which in part read: ‘The task of the scholar is to present a case for his or her position based on evidence and logic. Another task of the scholar is to do so in a way that invites everybody into the discussion rather than demonize those who disagree. Try to find anything under my name that is not written in that spirit. Try to find even a paragraph that is written in anger, takes a cheap shot, or attacks women, African Americans, Latinos, Asians, or anyone else.’ Unfortunately, such a scholarly vision is greeted with hostility at some universities.”30

25) “CRACKPOT INVENTOR DECLARED LEGALLY INSANE”: Such was the headline in a newspaper in the distorted 1985. This was clearly a libelous, smear campaign getting back at people who did not consent to the new society which the greedy, future Biff had created. We wouldn’t have that now, would we?

Not to that extent – yet. It starts with misusing the language to imply that those who don’t fall in line with politically correct thinking are made to appear unstable psychologically. “Islamophobia” may be correct if the individual has an unfounded fear of all who practice that faith. However, it is now a favorite label given to anyone who believes that we are in a religious war, which we are.31 Then, there’s the favorite of the Left: “homophobia” (which actually means an irrational fear of human beings). Those who understand that marriage does not come from the state and that even the Church cannot change the requirement that it must be between one man and one woman are not fearful of those who have homosexual tendencies as the fabricated term implies.

This brings up another future possibility. It is clear that Natural Law and common sense are being discarded in favor of relativism.32 It would also be logical, then, for advocates of stricter requirements for gun ownership to distort what is considered legally insane to make it essentially impossible for any law-abiding citizen to own one.

26) THE RICHEST AND MOST POWERFUL MAN IN HILL VALLEY: Here is a town which is run and over-burdened by the guy with the casino who’s in it for himself. Could that happen on the Presidential level?…..

27) “Kid, I OWN the police.”: Except for a few stray, rural communities, this practice is all but dead. But what is the state of our local law enforcements across the nation?

From 2-1/2 years ago to now, we have from: “”Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago… His remarks, which lasted about 20 minutes, escalated a nationwide debate on the verdict that has prompted protests, including some that turned violent.”33

To this: “While we tried to make sure that they were protected from the cars and the other things that were going on. We also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well. And we work very hard to keep that balance and to put ourselves in the best position to deescalate, and that’s what you saw… Let them loot, it’s only property.”34

Perhaps no one “owns” the police. Nevertheless, their induced reluctance to enforce the law has led to a 104% increase in Baltimore shootings for the three months starting in May of this year and a 97% increase in robbery/ car jacking, etc.35 Meanwhile, for the nation as a whole, the greatest increase in murders for the first eight months of the year occurred in these cities: Milwaukee (76%), St. Louis (60%), Baltimore (56%), Washington D.C. (44%) and New Orleans (22%). “The equilibrium has changed between police and offenders,” said Alfred Blumstein, a professor and a criminologist at Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University.36

… Much has changed since the actual 1985. The question remains: Are we experiencing the progression from the actual 1985, or from Biff’s 1985? And is “Brave New World” far off? Becoming a butthead will be the least of our worries.

1 — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_to_the_Future_(franchise)

2 — http://www.aeromobil.com/#s-about

3 — http://www.terrafugia.com/company

4 — http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=2426

5 – “Why There’s Still No Electronic Technology That Can Put You To Sleep,” by Meg Cramer, http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/technology-cant-make-you-fall-asleep-1681121140, 1/22/2015

6 – “Brace Yourselves, Nike Self-Lacing Shoes Might Arrive in October, by Azalea Pena, http://www.psfk.com/2015/09/nike-mag-self-lacing-shoes-back-to-the-future.html, 9/11/2015

7 – “’Back to the Future’s’ self-drying coat? Not yet.” By Ben Johnson, http://www.marketplace.org/topics/tech/back-futures-self-drying-coat-not-yet, 2/12/2015

8 — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-strikes_law, also has a reference to the New York statute: Arrigo, Bruce A. (2014). Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics in addition to footnotes for the other states

9 – text of the entire Amendment can be found in https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/amendmentxiv

10 — “Why ‘Freedom of Worship’ is Not Enough,” by Ashley E. Samelson, http://www.firstthings.com,

11 – “The 50-page procedure required Stossel to answer questions which included obscure weapons terms which had no relevance to the application (e.g.”dirk,”stiletto,” and “gravity knife”)… Stossel on the required fee: “I can afford the $430 application fee, but there are poor people who can’t afford that and can’t afford to take the time off from work to apply… Stossel was denied a gun because he could not present a “special need” for having one. He produced copies of death threats against him, but they were discounted because he had not reported them to the police. ” from https://cartaremi.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/anti-second-amendment-proponents-simulate-tactics-from-minority-voter-discrimination-days/, taken from the 1/14/2014 edition of “the O’Reilly Factor.

12 — http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/inflation/historical-inflation-rates/

13 – http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodfaq5.html#cocacola

14 — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Six_Million_Dollar_Man

15 – “Bionic implant world’s first,” by Fergus Walsh, http://www.bbc.com/news/health-33571412, 7/21/2015

16 – “Are bionic superhumans on the horizon,” by Ramez Naam, http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/24/opinion/bionic-superhumans-ramez-naam/, updated 4/23/2013

17 – “Tranhumanism: Taking the Place of Our Creator,” by Rebecca Taylor, 11/18/2012 edition of the National Catholic Register.”

18 – “Full-service gas with a robot attendant?,” by Jon Hilkevitch, http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-03-03/news/ct-getting-around-robot-vehicle-fueling-met-0224-20140303_1_gas-station-full-service-gas-own-gas, 3/3/2014

19 — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On-board_diagnostics

20 — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_film_series_with_more_than_ten_entries

21 – “First, the team had to establish binary-code equivalents of letters; for example “h” is “0-0-1-1-1.” Then, with EEG (electroencephalography) sensors attached to the scalp, the sender moved either his hands or feet to indicate a 1 or a 0. The code then passed to the recipient over email. On the other end, the receiver was blindfolded with a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) system on his head. (TMS is a non-invasive method of stimulating neurons in the brain; it’s most commonly used to treat depression.) The TMS headset stimulated the recipient’s brain, causing him to see quick flashes of light. A flash was equivalent to a “1” and a blank was a “0.” From there, the code was translated back into text. It took about 70 minutes to relay the message.” From “Scientists Prove That Telepathic Communication Is Within Reach,” by Corinne Iozzio, http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/scientists-prove-that-telepathic-communication-is-within-reach-180952868/?no-ist, 10/2/2014

22 — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touchscreen, with footnotes A) Johnson, E.A. (1965). “Touch Display – A novel input/output device for computers”. Electronics Letters 1 (8): 219-220. doi:10.1049/el:19650200, B) USPTO. “DISCRIMINATING CONTACT SENSOR”. Google. Retrieved6 April 2013 and C) oakridger.com, “G. Samuel Hurst — the ‘Tom Edison’ of ORNL”, December 14 2010.

23 – “Teachers under attack in their own classrooms,” by April Thompson, http://wreg.com/2015/05/18/teachers-under-attack-in-their-own-classrooms/, 5/18/2015

24 – “Student Attacks on Teachers Up34.5%; Record 209,800 in 2011-12 School Year,” by Lauretta Brown, http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/lauretta-brown/student-attacks-teachers-345-record-209800-2011-12-school-year, 6/10/2014

25 – “Architect’s Dream Of Levitating Houses Turns Into A Hoverboard,” by Aaron Tilley, http://www.forbes.com/sites/aarontilley/2014/10/21/hendo-hoverboard/, 10/21/2014

26 – “As biometrics become more and more prominent as a recognized means of positive identification, their use in security systems increases. Some new electronic locks take advantage of technologies such as fingerprint scanning, retinal scanning, iris scanning and voice print identification to authenticate users.” From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_lock

27 – “Skype was created in 2003 at a company founded by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis. Originally called Skyper, it was later shortened to Skype when it was discovered that Skyper wasn’t available with all Internet domains… Basically, Skype converts voice signals into data, sends that over the Internet from the host computer, and then restores the audio on the receiving computer. You might hear people refer to it as “VoIP” which stands for “Voice over IP”. The system is free between two Skype-linked computers, and has only a small fee if the person on one end is using a conventional phone.” From “A Brief History of Skype,” by Rob Whent, http://www.itbusiness.ca/blog/a-brief-history-of-skype/20750, 6/21/2012.

28 — https://www.paypal-pages.com/samsunggalaxys5/us/index.html

29 — https://www.nexussmartpay.com/Home.aspx

30 – “America’s budding tyrants on university campuses,” by Walter Williams, http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/americas-budding-tyrants-on-university-campuses/article/2548643, 5/20/2014

31 — https://cartaremi.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/to-those-influenced-by-secular-humanism-the-world-is-in-a-religious-war/

32 – “Relativism is the philosophical position that all points of view are equally valid and that all truth is relative to the individual… Our pluralistic society wants to avoid the idea that there really is a right and wrong.” from “What is Relativism?” by Matt Slick, https://carm.org/what-relativism

33 – remark by President Obama as reported in “Obama: ‘Trayvon Martin could have been me,” by Tom Cohen, http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/19/politics/obama-zimmerman/, 7/19/2013.

34 – remark from Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake as reported in “Baltimore Officials Admit They Gave Police Stand Down Order During Violent Riots,” by Jim Hoft, http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/07/baltimore-officials-admit-they-gave-police-stand-down-order-during-violent-riots/, 7/1/2015.

35 – “Police Departments Walk Fine Line After Shootings,” by Scott Calvert and Zusha Elinson, The Wall Street Journal, 8/7/2015.

36 – “Murder Rates Rising Sharply in Many U.S. Cities,” by Monica Davey and Mitch Smith, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/01/us/murder-rates-rising-sharply-in-many-us-cities.html?_r=0, 8/31/2015.

Emperor’s Disciples are Offended by Giuliani’s Remarks

What’s all the fuss about? All former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said this week was that the emperor doesn’t have any clothes. This has been evident for any reasonable person during the last six years.

Actually, what he said was:

“I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America,” Giuliani said during the dinner at the 21 Club, a former Prohibition-era speakeasy in midtown Manhattan. “He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.”1


Where shall we begin? Regarding the President’s childhood and mentors, much has been written. It has taken an Indian immigrant, Dinesh D’Souza, to understand the key aspects of his upbringing and education leading to the President’s decision-making. I leave that research to the reader.

As with most attempts to reason with die-hard followers, we turn to history first for similar examples. In 1974, President Nixon resigned from office because of his cover-up of the Watergate break-in which others engineered. In addition to being illegal, his actions were unbelievably senseless as he was protecting an election victory which was assured. However, as the head of the executive branch of our government and as a protector of the Constitution, it was necessary that he give up his position.

The current occupant of the White House (since not naming one’s adversaries is in vogue) tried to deflect responsibility from his administration’s inactions which led to the murder of four members of our embassy in Benghazi. Unlike Nixon, he was in the latter stages of a close re-election bid where the tragedy exposed the fallacy of his campaign comments that such enemies were on the run. Were his actions illegal? I don’t know. But it is obvious that his response indicated a greater love of his aspirations over the lives of fellow countrymen.

Nixon, too, exhibited greater concern for his desire to be re-elected over what was moral. Although no one died from his actions, he had to go. It would be in the best interests of our nation if history were to repeat itself. Score one for the former mayor.


Nixon had his “enemies list” and Obama has (his) IRS target opponents of his vision for America. The former “had these enemies targeted for tax audits or trailed by private detectives, and hired the “plumbers” to stop leaks.”2 For President Obama, we have “Despite the government’s refusal to release over 800 pages of Lerner communications, some documents that have been released show that she was discussing the targeting of conservative groups with members of the DOJ two years before the IRS even admitted that its actions were improper.”3

I’ll admit, there could be a difference in these situations. Obama may not have been quite as directly involved as Nixon.4 However, this makes him innocent as crime bosses are because they don’t carry out most crimes themselves.

Almost forgot about Nixon’s famous eighteen minutes of missing tapes from the Oval Office. Sort of pales when compared to thousands of IRS emails and documents either lost, some perhaps recovered and other documents not released for proper investigations. Truly a man who loves his country.


Yes, the American public is very tired of this issue by now — and so are our checkbooks. After all, the President only “grubered” the citizenry with the well-known lies about being able to keep your insurance and that it would cost less. Forget the fact that to stop the flow of red ink to their bottom lines, employers have had to cut workers or reduce their hours. Ignore the reality that the President joined forces with a mortal enemy of his, the insurance companies (that is, big business) to promise them that they would have to cover only ¼ of their losses. He dumped ¾ of the shortfall on the duped public.5

One more thing. The misleadingly named “Affordable Health Care Act” was trumpeted from its beginning as not being a tax on the American public.6 But presto! When the Act was pleading for its life before the Supreme Court, the Court accepted the government’s argument that it was a tax.7 You only lie to the ones you love?

Federal Deficit

While campaigning in 2008, candidate Obama declared President George W. Bush to be unpatriotic because the federal deficit has increased from $5 trillion to $9 trillion during his watch.8 Our debt has doubled to $18 trillion during Obama’s administration. If Bush was unpatriotic, what does that make Obama?


There are many other examples proving Mr. Giuliani’s assessment of our President’s attitude toward the United States. We have seen executive orders to make changes to Obamacare when the only legal way to do this is through Congress. His way, not the constitutional way.

There’s the Court overruling his attempt to bypass Congress with appointments to the NLRB with when Congress was officially in session. Papa Barack knows best.

With racial tensions as they are, we don’t need Al Sharpton or Rev. Jeremiah Wright to stir things up. We can rely on our chief executive to suggest “Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago”9 or his failure to truly calm the explosive situation in Ferguson, Missouri.10 Keep this turmoil going everywhere. A frazzled citizenry can’t constantly focus on all of the attacks within our country, a la Saul Alinsky.11


Is President Obama the Anti-Christ? Not likely, but the real one would marvel at his ability to have lies accepted as truth and his masterful embellishing of half-truths.

Is President Obama a Muslim? No, even though he doesn’t follow basic Christian precepts in his governing and seems to favor Islamic political goals. Even though he ignores Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visits as well as his warnings about Iran and generally acts in a way to allow terrorism to do it wants against Israel and the western world? The President doesn’t take any religion seriously (see his references to “freedom of worship” instead of “freedom of religion”12). More importantly, it’s likely he believes the Israelis are occupying land which is not rightfully theirs, so whatever accomplishes the goal of dispersing them is OK with him.13

Does Obama love our country? Well, this week, his administration revealed to the whole world how the U.S. plans to retake Mosul… Don’t just stand there, Democrats, contact Health and Human Services for some clothes to give to our emperor before he freezes to death. Yes, Mr. Giuliani speaks the truth.

1 – “’He’s More of a Critic’: Giuliani Says Obama Doesn’t Love America’,” as seen on Fox and Friends, http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/02/19/watch-giuliani-elaborates-fox-and-friends-about-obama-doesnt-love-america-remark, 2/19/2015

2 – from “Nixon’s Enemies List,” http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/bonus-video/presidents-power-nixon/

3 – “Report: Lois Lerner’s Emails Show Obama’s Justice Department Assisted IRS To Target Conservative Groups,” by Warner Todd Huston, http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2014/12/11/report-lois-lerner-emails-show-obama-s-justice-department-assisted-irs-to-target-conservative-groups/, 12/11/2014

4 – “Embattled IRS official Sarah Hall Ingram made 155 visits to the White House to meet with a top Obama White House official with whom she exchanged confidential taxpayer information over email…Of Ingram’s 165 White House meetings with White House staff, a staggering 155 of them were hosted by deputy assistant to the president for health policy Jeanne Lambrew, according to a June Watchdog.Org analysis of White House visitor records…The White House recently took down visitor logs recording details of these meetings, citing the government shutdown.” From”IRS, White House officials that shared confidential taxpayer info had 155 White House meetings,” by Patrick Howley, http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/10/irs-white-house-officials-that-shared-confidential-taxpayer-info-had-155-white-house-meetings/, 10/10/2013

5 — From ”Bailing Out Health Insurers and Helping Obamacare,” Jeffrey H. Anderson, http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/bailing-out-health-insurers-and-helping-obamacare_774167.html, 1/13/2014 as posted on https://cartaremi.wordpress.com/2015/02/05/fiorina-turns-dems-claim-that-the-gop-is-the-party-of-business-on-them/

6 – “But in our most spirited exchange, the President refused to accept the argument that a mandate to buy health insurance is equivalent to a tax.” From “Obama: Mandate is Not a Tax,” by Jacqueline Klingebiel, http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/09/obama-mandate-is-not-a-tax/, 9/20/2009

7 – “The basic idea of the ruling was that ObamaCare was declared a tax and not a mandate and was therefore declared constitutional.” Posted on http://obamacarefacts.com/supreme-court-obamacare/

8 — On July 3, 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama said this:

“The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents — #43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.” From ”Obama in ‘o8: Bush’s debt ‘unpatriotic,’” by Peter Wehner, https://www.commentarymagazine.com/2011/08/24/obama-2008-bush-debt-unpatriotic/, 8/24/2011

9 – from “Remarks by the President on Trayvon Martin,” http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/07/19/remarks-president-trayvon-martin, 7/19/2013

10 – “According to Obama, the frustrations about what happened in Ferguson “have deep roots in many communities of color who have a sense that our laws are not always being enforced uniformly or fairly. That may not be true everywhere…but that’s an impression that folks have and it’s not just made up. It’s rooted in realities that have existed in this country for a long time.” [Emphasis added.]” … “President Obama had a grand opportunity to talk about the fairness of our criminal justice system, which despite its faults, is an equitable system that ensures the due process rights of those accused of breaking the law. It was an ideal time to discuss the deeper cultural, behavioral problems that exist in the black community.” From “What Obama and Holder Should Have Said About Ferguson Grand Jury Verdict,” by Hans von Spakovsky, http://dailysignal.com/2014/12/06/what-obama-and-holder-should-have-said-about-ferguson-grand-jury-verdict/, 12/6/2014

11 – from Rule #8 in “Rules for Radicals,” by Saul Alinsky, “Keep the pressure on. Never let up. Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.” Found in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rules_for_Radicals

12 — “Why ‘Freedom of Worship’ is Not Enough,” by Ashley E. Samelson,http://www.firstthings.com, 2/22/2010

13 – “Dinesh D’Souza on Obama’s Views of Israel, http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/952722593001/dinesh-dsouza-on-obamas-views-of-israel/?#sp=show-clips, 5/20/2011

If the Constitution, the Right to Life and Freedom of Religion are Important to You, Then…

…a Republican majority must be elected in the Senate on November 4th.

There is no other alternative. And this comes from someone with no party affiliation.

With a change in the Senate’s majority, we will have both houses of Congress under the watchful eye of those who respect our Constitution. It will be easier to thwart the President from using his infamous pen to do everything from appointing NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) members illegally to unconstitutionally changing laws without the consent of Congress.1,2

The Democratic Party, the current Senate majority, acts as if human pregnancy is a disease which is implied by Obamacare. As such, it rationalizes that human life may be arbitrarily ended at any time before birth under the guise of “reproductive rights” instead of the murder which is actually taking place. This party prides itself on being the champion of the oppressed, yet it is willing to deny the basic freedom of the right to life from which all other freedoms and social programs arise!3

Our nation has also witnessed new lows regarding the basic right of religious freedom during the Obama Administration. At one time, the wisdom of George Washington’s exhortation in his farewell address was self-evident in that “reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” Now, many are oblivious to the dangerous shift to “freedom of worship,” prominent in the President’s and in Hillary Clinton’s speeches.4 In other words, you can keep your religion, just confine it to the church buildings. Now that’s doubly worrisome.

Obamacare provides an example of this rationale. The act which requires employer-sponsored insurance to cover contraceptives (and abortifacients) has “religious exemptions.” Thus, some are allowed to skip this part – so long as they sign an agreement permitting a third party to implement within their organizations what they find morally objectionable. It’s a classic “we won’t force you to drive your car for the bank robbery, just say you agree to have someone else drive your car for this.” Sure, that’s OK.

We can continue to allow Sen. Harry Reid, or possibly another dutiful disciple of the President in the next Congress, to sit on a pile of legislation passed with bipartisan support and designed to put renewed vigor into our chronically sluggish economy, or we can put a Republican majority in the Senate and dare President Obama to veto what the United States needs.5,6

Thirty-four states will decide thirty-six Senate seats this coming Tuesday. They will choose either “The Pen and a Phone” or the Constitution and the philosophy which formed it.

1 – “Obama Plays Cat and Mouse with Congress and His NLRB Appointments, http://www.cartaremi.wordpress.com, 1/28/2013

2 – “25 Violations of Law By President Obama and His Administration,” http://www.committeeforjustice.org

3 – “The inalienable right to life of every innocent human individual is a constitutive element of a civil society and its legislation (emphasis is in the original:
‘The inalienable rights of the person must be recognized and respected by civil society and political authority. These human rights depend neither on single individuals nor on parents; nor do they represent a concession made by society and the state; they belong to human nature and are inherent in the person by virtue of the creative act from which the person took his origin…’
‘The moment a positive law deprives a category of human beings of the protection which civil legislation ought to accord them, the state is denying the equality of all before the law. When the state does not place its power at the service of the rights of each citizen, and in particular of the more vulnerable, the very foundations of a state based on law are undermined…’” – from paragraph 2273 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Liguori Publications, Liguori, MO, 1994 (with imbedded quotations from Donum vitae which were included in the paragraph)

4 – “Why ‘Freedom of Worship’ is Not Enough,” by Ashley E. Samelson, http://www.firstthings.com, 2/22/2010

5 – “Jenkins: 352 bills are sitting on Harry Reid’s desk, awaiting action,” 7/29/2014, http://www.lynnjenkins.house.gov

6 – “Harry Reid’s Obstructionism,” by Andrew Stiles, 1/14/2014, http://www.nationalreview.com