This same man saw his legacy of decades worth of public service swirl down the proverbial bowl after it was disclosed he shared classified information with his biographer and paramour, Paula Broadwell.
Despite almost three times as many British Muslims serve in the ranks of ISIS than Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, the central government’s nation-wide plan to de-radicalize homegrown Islamic jihadists is “bursting at the seams” and apparently on the verge of falling apart.
As reported by the Breitbart.com news portal and the Express newspaper (of London, Great Britain) both on Aug. 29, 2015, the island nation’s officially titled “Channel programme” is collapsing under its own weight.
The question starting to be asked is if something popularly known as micro-aggression is now legitimizing thin-skinned and perpetually offended individuals to cry foul at every imagined slight.
Case in point; the words faggot (fagot) and fag. Both words still used in common conversation in certain English-speaking nations, yet they are now often looked upon as not only a derogatory word in reference to homosexuals, but the British government now considers the mere utterance of the words in a negative connotation to be a provocation of “terrorist acts” as reported by the Breitbart.com news portal and also ABC Online (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), both on Aug. 27, 2015.
This is the kind of madness you get with political correctness. On Sunday, MyFoxMemphis reported that Dickson County school leaders decided to ban all flags, including Old Glory.
Worse yet, some students say they have been told they can be kicked out of school for bringing a U.S. flag. All because school leaders couldn’t figure out how to deal with the Confederate battle flag issue.
When Donald Trump revealed his immigration policy this week, the aspect of the plan that got the most attention was his desire to deport the American-born children of illegal immigrants. Under current US law, children born in the United States automatically become US citizens. In his plan, Trump says that this policy, “birthright citizenship,” is the “biggest magnet for illegal immigration.”
Birthright citizenship is also called “jus soli,” which means “the law of the soil.” Like many aspects of American law, it has its roots in English common law. In Calvin’s Case, a 1608 ruling, the court determined that a Scotsman born under the reign of King James of Bible fame, whose rule united the kingdoms of Scotland and England, was also an English subject. The court found that “a person’s status was vested at birth, and based upon place of birth—a person born within the king’s dominion owed allegiance to the sovereign, and in turn, was entitled to the king’s protection.”
Call them anchor babies who gained American citizenship through fraud and deception, or they could be referred to as the recipients of birthright citizenship as guaranteed by the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution.
Call them what you like, but one of the few certainties regarding the children of illegal aliens born on US soil is that both the left leaning and the right leaning media has come out swinging.
Possibly as rare as a Minnesota dentist bagging a unicorn, or a Discovery Channel reality show of grown men searching for Sasquatch droppings, reporter for the usually left-leaning Mother Jones news outlet, Inae Oh doesn’t exactly keep her pro-Bill O’Reilly bias hidden in her coverage of the Donald Trump vs. Bill O’Reilly slugfest recently on the Fox News opinion program, The O’Reilly Factor. According to Oh, Trump ramped up his “nativist rhetoric” by claiming the Fourteenth Amendment is unconstitutional, which he actually never stated during the interview (see video).
With a rapidly approaching fiftieth anniversary of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) taking the abortion question away from the 55 state and territorial governments, the battle pro and con still rages on as contentiously as it did in the early 1970s.
As when the SCOTUS initially federalized purposeful termination of pregnancy, the question of abortion is still front and center as one of the prime topics in presidential politics today.
As the old saying goes, it’s better late than never. That particular adage may apply to the handful of conservative-leaning national news outlets picking up on Carly Fiorina’s 2001 speech to Hewlett-Packard in which she claimed the Islamic World from the centuries spanning 800 – 1600 was “a civilization that was the greatest in the world.”
As reported by NBC News and the self-proclaimed progressive-leaning Mother Jones news portal, both on Aug. 17, 2015, former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) took to social media the day prior notifying her followers on Twitter that a guest columnist penned an opinion article on ChristianHeadlines.com regarding Fiorina’s 14-year-old speech while still the CEO at the computer giant. Either provocative or indifferent, depending on one’s perspective, Fiorina’s speech, entitled “Technology, Business and Our Way of Life: What’s Next” prompted the former North Star State congresswoman to tweet, “Carly Fiorina delivered this speech in MPLS praising Muslims 2 weeks after 911” along with the web address.
The plight of Marine Corps Major Jason Brezler could be described at a minimum as everything old is new again. However, on the other side of the coin, the case of Major Brezler could also be one of the premier cases of political hypocrisy in the history of the American Republic.
As reported by the Daily Caller on Aug. 15, 2015, the Marine Reserve officer is still fighting his dismissal from the Corps for sending via his private email account classified information, which in the broadest of terms, is the same situation presidential contender Hillary Clinton finds herself in.