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Trump set new judicial record this week

Liberty Unyielding - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 9:20pm
Cortney O'Brien, TH

Baseless fearmongering about autocracy

Liberty Unyielding - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 5:49pm
When the White House orders federal agencies to comply with a Supreme Court decision, that’s not a sign of dictatorship looming, but rather, a vindication of the rule of law. But left-leaning lawyers, bloggers, and officials are claiming otherwise. They are sounding the alarm over the Trump administration’s compliance with the Supreme Court’s recent decision […]

Warren one-ups Ocasio-Cortez in explaining why Trump job numbers actually stink

Liberty Unyielding - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 3:00pm
It was probably president envy (a rare form of penis envy) that prompted Barack Obama to lie to an audience in South Africa on Tuesday whom he told the U.S. economy was weak, despite low unemployment and brisk job numbers.

It Takes Faith to Be an Atheist

Tea Party Tribune - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 2:31pm
I once had enough faith in myself to believe there was no God.  I had enough of that self-centered faith to believe the entire universe sprang from a Big Bang.

I could believe that Big Bang came from an unbelievably dense unbelievably small point that for some unexplained reason suddenly exploded.  I could believe that after the explosion this unbelievably dense unbelievably small point expanded into everything that is.  I could believe that everything that is now expanding would eventually stop expanding and then contract back into that unbelievably dense unbelievably small point that would then eventually explode again and the entire process would happen again over and over from eternity to eternity.  Yes, I had enough self-centered faith to believe all that.
I blindly accepted what scientist told me was verifiable evidence that all this was physically true.  I never once asked myself any of these obvious questions: How could anyone possibly know that this had ever happened before?   How could anyone possibly know that it would happen again?  How could anyone possibly know where the unbelievably dense unbelievably small point came from?   Or better yet, what made this self-existing unbelievably dense unbelievably small point explode?

Without asking any of these important questions I could believe all that without ever contemplating the fact that chaos breeds chaos it does not breed the complex organization that we observe in reality from atom to Adam.  Or, as the Second Law of Thermodynamics puts it the entropy of any isolated system always increases.

In other words, the odds of a tornado hitting a junk yard and leaving a fully assembled 747 in its wake are less than zero.  And to have order come from chaos on a universal scale would mean that that would have to happen billions upon billions of times.  Which flies in the face of something I learned back during the Hippie commune days, no matter how many times you multiply zero it is still zero.

But I had faith!  Without blinking an eye I was proud to strain out a gnat and swallow a camel.  Everything came from one itsy bitsy piece of who knows what that existed from eternity to eternity exploding into everything and the shrinking back to an itsy bitsy piece of who knows what over and over.  Sure that made sense but a loving God who created everything that was too far out to believe.

Jesus tells us that we have to come to the end of ourselves if we want to walk with Him.  We have to realize that anyone who intends to come with Him has to let Him lead.  We’re not in the driver’s seat; He is.  We shouldn’t run from suffering we should embrace it.  Follow Him and He’ll show us how. Self-help is no help at all.  Self-sacrifice is the way, His way, to finding ourselves, our true self.  What kind of deal is it to get everything we want but lose ourselves?  What could we ever trade our soul for?  He said those who seek to hold on to everything will lose everything and those who let go of everything will gain everything.

When I first started trying to live this kind of life I thought of it as learning to walk backwards because it was the opposite of everything I had ever been taught on how to succeed.

When some people see another walking in faith following Christ sacrificing themselves for others they say, “Wow!  They have such great faith.”

To be sure to follow Jesus takes faith but even that faith is a gift from God.  God gives each of us a measure of faith and we should think seriously about that and follow that faith into the good works He’s given us to do.

So while it takes God given faith to follow Jesus it takes faith in ourselves to be an atheist.  I praise God that in my life the faith gift of God overwhelmed my own faith in me.   When I look at all the dead ends my choices led me to and compare that to the fulfilling and joyful life I have found following Him and I can see that He has a better way.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com  © 2018 Contact Dr. Owens [email protected]   Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens or visit Dr. Owens Amazon Page / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

 

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AAUP is wrong to condone censorship

Liberty Unyielding - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 1:46pm
The First Amendment guarantees “freedom of speech,” not freedom “from” speech. A progressive union, the American Association of University Professors, seems to have forgotten this, in its recent endorsement of certain forms of campus censorship. The AAUP criticizes campus free-speech legislation because it would disproportionately benefit conservatives, who are often subjected to campus censorship.  Free-speech […]

Scott Binsack

Tea Party Tribune - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 12:13pm

Scott Binsack Was A Complicated Man 

Understanding Scott is a bit like the four blind men trying to figure out an elephant. Part entrepreneur, part P. T. Barnum, Scott lived by his wits even if you couldn’t understand those wits. He was such an imposing presence that you didn’t know he was ill, but Scott knew. Scott knew the clock was ticking, and whatever he had to do he had to do it today because tomorrow didn’t belong to him.

I came upon him years ago. I must say that I was profoundly impressed. He made long videos about America. Whatever you may think of Scott Binsack he was a patriot. And he wasn’t a keyboard commando. He’d march on Washington at the drop of a hat. Twenty thousand or just twenty, he’d March For America!

We fell apart. A group of women took it upon themselves to micro-analyze his methods. Methods that were far above them. If Scott bought a burger they traced the money. I fell in with them, but the more I looked at their methods the more I saw more jealousy than substance. And the more I was glad they never investigated my real estate deals. I’ve said all real estate brokers are shady. If you will note, I didn’t exclude myself.

As his health declined he reached farther and farther. He dreamed big. He just couldn’t explain his dreams. That having been said, last night I was inundated with calls and messages. From New York to L.A. Scott Binsack had died! What did I think? What would I write? Was he really gone? They all wanted to know my thoughts about Scott Binsack.

I admired him. During our little debate he poked fun of my name. WIIIIIIIBUR! In his best “Mr. Ed voice. People like those ladies attacking his flank thought I should be offended. I thought it was cooler than dry ice! I changed my profile picture on Facebook to a picture of Mr. Ed, and ran with it.

You see, you just can’t hate everyone. If it’s funny, it’s funny. After that we lost track of each other. He began to work his way from New Jersey to Las Vegas. On the way he tried to sell the state of Kansas. Hey, Jim Bowie sold Arkansas THREE TIMES! Tried to sell Santa Anna San Antonio, but El Presidenté didn’t have a co-signer. You cannot judge a real estate deal. A real estate deal judges YOU!

Once in Vegas Binsack began to put together a news service. We communicated. He asked if I could remove some articles I’d written about him. I took down what I could. He asked if I could send him copy. I agreed to supply him with material. He said he’d pay. I told him one martini in Vegas was all that was required. He replied, “Or Two, or six.”

The deal never came to be. The clock was ticking. I noticed he dropped off of LinkedIn, our method of communication. I didn’t think much of it. Then, last night, I learned Scott Binsack had passed away. I’m not going to lie to you. I was profoundly affected. I really thought he’d pull off the March For America News Channel. But it still exists. My offer is still good. And the rate remains the same. Scott Binsack sealed the deal. A martini. . . or two, or six. In good times and bad I should say that I was proud to have known Scott Binsack.

Putin’s In Da House!

Tom Foolery

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For Whosoever Needs It

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Sailors tell the U.S. Navy, ‘we want beards’

Liberty Unyielding - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 11:52am
Yahoo! News (AP)

Chuck Schumer and Dems on Russia and Putin, then and now

Liberty Unyielding - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 11:38am
The notion that President Trump would invite a tyrant to Washington is beyond belief. President Trump’s frightened fawning over Putin is an embarrassment, and a grave threat to our democracy.

Man who would become Bernie’s chief strategist contacted former Russian spy just before joining campaign

Liberty Unyielding - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 10:22am
By Kyle Perisic Evidence gathered during special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 election reveals that former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’s chief strategist was in contact with a former Russian intelligence agent before joining the campaign. Tad Devine joined Sanders’ campaign in 2014, before it officially launched. Communications between Devine, Paul […]

Ocasio-Cortez hits campaign trail with Sanders, promises to turn Kansas ‘red'(?)

Liberty Unyielding - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 9:54am
Maybe this is an indication of how Socialists think, but once and future presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is in Kansas trying to drum up support for progressive underdogs Brent Welder and James Thompson challenger Brent Welder. Since Kansas hasn’t voted for a Democrat since 1964, it would seem Sanders’s time and effort could be better spent. Maybe in […]

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