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Conservative introspection: Mark Caserta – Columnist

22 Aug

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 I understand it must be terribly difficult to be the leader of the free world from the 17th hole. In retrospect…perhaps we’re better off.

But seriously, I believe this president just finally decided he didn’t really want this job after all – it’s way too much work. So he’s giving the world a big “hand in the face” and doing whatever he wants.

After his 3 minute heartfelt rebuke of the ISIS scum who beheaded Jim Foley, he was on the golf course 8 minutes later. At the very least, that’s incredibly poor judgment. But the total disregard for America and the office of president is appalling!!!

And honestly, since Obama can do no wrong in the eyes of liberal minions who worship at the altar of Barack, he doesn’t give them a second thought.

And our foreign policy is in the tank. No world leader respects him and no foe fears him.
And I couldn’t care less about his skin color. I love my African-American brothers and sisters with all of my heart. I would stand by them in any move of racism. We’re God’s people – period. The Holy Spirit is color-blind and that’s how I’m led. My close friends know this all too well. The president has certainly done nothing to help in this regard. If anything, he has enriched and given re-birth to racism in the nation through his divisive tactics.

Divide and conquer is an old methodology.

I just believe Barack Obama is a product of his rearing and doesn’t think very much of America.

I would love nothing more than for him to do a turn around and show some backbone and lead for once.

But I don’t think he will. The American people will have to take the lead moving forward.
God light our path and direct our steps. We can’t do this without you.

Kendall Rice: Don’t doubt sinister motivation behind progressivism

13 Aug


This theme is well-documented but people just don’t read anymore. Here is a book about it this…

Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making

The author can be found on YouTube making speeches/lectures about his book. It’s a disturbing theme which was born a century ago.

We can thank the Progressives for building big government that is now run by big business interests posing as “national security interests”. The radical Left’s beloved regulation means big business gets to write the rules for small business to prevent them from offering any meaningful competition in the marketplace. This hurts consumers too.

The most egregious examples of this I have seen are the stories about small family farmers, including the Amish, who run co-ops to share food, raw milk and cheese with others when suddenly their farms are raided in SWAT style to prevent this movement from growing and offering competition for the industrial dairy farms. Their food inventories are destroyed and they face fines and penalties, etc. SWAT raids over raw milk! How dare anyone date to compete with established industry powers!

The great myth Americans have bought is that the people are easy prey for entrepreneurs to exploit so Uncle Sam must intervene and ‘level the playing field’. So power was given to the feds by Progressive founders and launched into orbit by the radical FDR New Dealers in response to the Great Depression brought about by the beloved Progressive creation the Federal Reserve…

Ever since Ross Perot ran for Prez both parties have placed huge obstacles in the way of anyone wanting to start another party, whether it’s Independent, Libertarian, Green, or the Constitutional party. This makes for a system easier to manipulate and screen candidates. Nobody runs for Prez anymore that isn’t first approved by the CFR, which is a group created once again by the Progressives after WW1.

Today most policies are all about keeping the status quo to secure special interests already deeply entrenched into the system. Therefore, groups like the AARP can endorse OmamaCare along with the AMA, Big Pharma, and the health insurers who all hate competition. The ACA is giving us much less competition. Just go to any of their exchanges and see how many insurers are not there. Typically the HD editor penned a piece moaning over this situation but his faith in the ACA remained.

If anyone doubts the sinister motives of the founding of the Progressive Era then just read their philosophy of the public school system:

“In our dreams, we have limitless resources and the people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands. The present education conventions fade from their minds, and unhampered by tradition, we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive rural folk. We shall not try to make these people or any of their children into philosophers or men of learning, or men of science. We have not to rise up from among them authors, editors, poets or men of letters. We shall not search for embryo great artists, painters, musicians nor lawyers, doctors, preachers, politicians, statesmen, of whom we have an ample supply…The task we set before ourselves is very simple as well as a very beautiful one, to train these people as we find them to a perfectly ideal life just where they are. So we will organize our children and teach them to do in a perfect way the things their fathers and mothers are doing in an imperfect way, in the homes, in the shops and on the farm.” – General Education Board, Occasional Papers, No. 1 (General Education Board, New York, 1913) p. 6.

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Such philosophy is what logically results from evolutionary zealots. The assault on Christian culture was about to hit high gear! The mantra also spread to liberal college professors who sought to make their students as unlike their parents as possible. How much more evidence do we need to prove how radical these people are? Their heirs today reside in the federal Department of Education.

During the 1980’s the emerging home school movement became a target as state boards sued families and tried to outlaw all homeschooling. Thou shall not escape our liberal, progressive public school indoctrination! In the mid-West a pastor defended his private school next to his church against the public school board and ended up in jail for contempt of court. His name escapes me at the moment but it did become national news.

By the grace of God an orthodox theologian, Rousas Rushdoony, used his expertise to offer testimony in defense of dozens of families under assault for daring to exercise religious freedom. It was in Texas where one family was awarded a huge judgment against the county school system and afterwards no other county school system dared to sue again. Now that was deliverance not unlike Moses commanding Pharaoh: Let my people go!

Only true limited government as outlined by the Framers will restore prosperity for everyone again. Most of all End the Fed and return to an honest money system as written in the Constitution.

KENDALL RICE: Progressives should practice the “tolerance” they preach.

7 Aug

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Progressives are the true class of freedom haters who preach tolerance while being intolerant of all other views. The only votes they receive have been bought and paid for through corporate or public welfare. They have marginalized blacks within urban public school ghettos as the new form of segregation. They follow the model built upon the backs of Native Americans placed on reservations which created a culture of addiction with gambling as a way of life.

If any wish to verify the racist origins of the Progressive era just google Buck v. Bell, a 1928 Supreme Court decision to see for yourself.

The entire welfare nanny state shows how Progressives have created a permanent underclass by chaining them with their permanent safety nets. After breeding dependency among millions they prey upon them by dictating the terms of their existence by creating penalties for anyone of this class who wishes to explore opportunities to better oneself. The last thing they want is their victims escaping the hold of the poverty pimps for that would require cutting the budgets of their beloved bureaucratic agencies. These agencies never eliminate poverty, they breed it to justify their growth.

Instead of just teaching people how to fish Progressives want to give them fish, paid for only by the middle class, for the rest of their lives to make them dependent upon their benevolence. The welfare state is the prime ministry of their Sharia type theology carved, not out of private charity, freedom, or opportunity, but codified by statute within their legalistic tradition. Therefore we get 70K pages of new federal regulations year in and out.

CS Lewis had their number a long time ago:

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience

Proving that their ideas are in decline the Progressives quickly replaced Global Warming with Climate Change, which shows that all they have left is rhetoric and Chicken Little tactics. Most forget that they first tried this 40 years ago with end of the world as we know it Global Cooling.

So where is Phil Jones? Have they found him yet?

All Progressives know how to do is raise new taxes to buy new votes. That is the essence of global warming fear mongering, meanwhile in the midst of the summer, the temp. today is but 74 degrees; which demonstrates that facts don’t sway the zealots among us.

Mark Caserta: One demographic can block progressivism

7 Aug

Aug. 07, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Liberals would like nothing better than to convince Americans that progressive ideology merges with mainstream values. In point of fact, nothing could be further from the truth.

Progressives quietly understand that successfully imposing their ideological beliefs upon America requires systematically creating a voter base which can sustain their movement.

In the fifth and final addition of my series, “Exposing the Progressive Movement in the United States,” we’ll deal with the heart and soul of the progressive stratagem to fundamentally change America.

Propagating progressive ideology has nothing to do with offering new, innovative solutions to our nation’s woes. It does, however, have everything to do with acquiring votes!

Consider “for whom the ‘bureaucratic’ bell tolls” within the Obama administration.

The “war on women” theme was a key component of Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign. And rest assured, it will continue to escalate into 2016, no doubt in preparation for a Hillary Clinton campaign where all opposition will be treated as evidence of sexism.

The race card has become the wild card for liberals and many Democrats. Progressives would have you believe that anyone who offers criticism of this president, or any “liberal” African-American member of his administration, must be a racist.

As the first sitting president to openly support same-sex marriage, I believe Barack Obama’s “evolution” in his position on gay marriage was politically expedient to proselytize the LGBT vote heading into a very contentious 2012 presidential election where the delineation in ideology between conservatives and liberals could be no clearer.

To say liberal Democrats court the Hispanic vote is an understatement. Liberals continue to vehemently fight against voter ID laws claiming suppression of their voter base. And they’re right! Under what circumstances would a “legal” individual not be able to obtain a simple identification card for the purpose of voting in a U.S. election?

And it’s absolutely criminal what liberals are willing to sacrifice to protect the environmentalist vote. Obama’s willingness to allow American’s electricity costs to skyrocket to advance his war on coal, not to mention the impact on coal families, is very telling indeed. And blocking the Keystone Pipeline is, well, progressive.

For the first time in history, working age people now make up the majority in U.S. households that rely on food stamps.

A low-wage job supplemented with food stamps is becoming increasingly common as more hard-working people are becoming trapped in the net of a progressive administration.

Winning the popular vote is prerequisite to the progressive movement’s impetus, even if it requires some liberal kowtowing.

Yet, we are not without hope. There is still one demographic the progressive movement will never own — Christians.

Polling suggests as much as 77 percent of Americans identify with the Christian faith. If we work together we can take back our country and return her to Godly principles. But we must not “be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”

Friends, only one thing will stop the progressive movement — a Christian movement.

And it’s time for revival.

Mark Caserta is a conservative blogger, a Cabell County resident and a regular contributor to The Herald-Dispatch editorial page.


27 Jul

Barack%20Obama-JTM-046564McALLEN, Texas – Observing what he could only describe as “chaos on the border” during a midnight tour of the Rio Grande on Friday, Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, concluded, “President Obama is begging to be impeached.”

“For all I know, Obama is preparing to process 5 million illegal immigrant kids and teenagers into the United States,” Stockman said upon observing border operations near McAllen, Texas.

“He wants us to impeach him now,” Stockman theorized, “before the midterm election because his senior advisers believe that is the only chance the Democratic Party has to avoid a major electoral defeat. Evidently Obama believes impeachment could motivate the Democratic Party base to come out and vote.”

Does Barack Obama WANT to be impeached? Sound off in the WND Poll.

Accompanied by a WND film crew, Stockman began the evening by stopping at a massive Department of Homeland Security detention facility a mile or two north of the Mexican border, only to be encountered by seven or eight armed Border Patrol agents who approached him and WND for questioning.

Though polite, a Border Patrol supervisor speaking from behind the chain-link fence that surrounded the facility refused to allow Stockman to tour the facility.

Through the chain-linked fence, the WND film crew took video of an active hangar-like open building cooled by two massive fans in which teenage illegal immigrants were being searched for concealed weapons as they were being processed into the detention facility.

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Within minutes, as Stockman began asking questions of the Border Patrol supervisor, the hanger-like intake facility was shut down and emptied of illegal immigrant teenagers being processed by more than a dozen Border Patrol agents.

“We release all detainees under 14 years of age without taking any biometric identification, including no fingerprints,” the Border Patrol agent explained to Stockman. “We are prevented by law from taking fingerprints or other biometric information on these kids.”

The Border Patrol supervisor could not identify for Stockman the law in question.

“Then how do you know who these children under 14 years old are?” Stockman asked. “How do you know if you are releasing these kids to people who are truly family members in the United States or to pedophiles or other criminals posing as family members?”

“We only know who these children are by what they tell us,” the Border Patrol supervisor admitted. “Truthfully, we don’t really have any idea who they might be or where they came from other than what we can observe from questioning them. You’re right. If they give us false information, we have no way to know it or to follow it up without biometrics.”

Stockman asked what information the Border Patrol has on the people in the United States who claim to be relatives.

“That’s not what our department handles,” the Border Patrol supervisor again admitted.

Back in the vehicle, frustrated at seeing the facility going into rapid shutdown mode once he and the WND film crew set up to film, Stockman expanded on the impeachment theme.

Stockman observed that rather than begin impeachment proceedings now, what the House of Representatives should do is to take away money from the Obama administration.

“The only way we’re going to stop Obama from opening the border is to take away the money he needs to operate,” Stockman concluded. “What we should do is shut down the White House.”

The definitive case for removing Barack Obama from office is presented in “Impeachable Offenses” by Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott.

In a four-hour tour of McAllen roads leading to the Rio Grande that began at midnight, WND observed dozens of Border Patrol lock-up vehicles, with one marked “LICE” in large hand-written letters, transporting illegal immigrant detainees to destinations unknown to WND.

Every time WND’s vehicle approached the Rio Grande, Border Patrol trailed behind to engage in questioning once WND and Rep. Stockman stopped.

“Be careful, it’s a busy night out here,” one Border Patrol agent advised.

In another stop about a mile north of the border, WND observed a Border Patrol vehicle with an agent manning what appeared to be a 10-foot antenna scanning the surrounding open territory.

“It’s taking high-definition night-vision photographs,” the Border Patrol agent explained, as he dodged into the shadows to avoid being filmed in the bright lights of the WND film crew.

In a night in which Stockman described law enforcement presence on the McAllen border as “heavily active and in plain view,” the congressman and WND observed several Department of Public Safety state troopers patrolling the border in conjunction with the ever-present white-and-green-marked Border Patrol vehicles.

On Friday, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., told WND in a cell-phone call from the airport that she and Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, are planning to join Stockman at the border in McAllen, arriving at noon Saturday.


Mark Caserta: Progressives need liberal Supreme Court

24 Jul

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Jul. 24, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the nation. Its decisions set precedents which all other courts must follow and can never be superseded. Not even Congress or the president can change, reject or ignore a Supreme Court decision.

In the third of my series of columns exposing the progressive movement in the United States, we’ll examine how I believe liberals will be intensifying their efforts to change the political face of the Supreme Court, determined to preserve and expand their ideology for future generations.

Understand, under the Constitution, justices on the Supreme Court receive lifetime appointments. While the process of appointing justices has undergone changes over the years, the sharing of power between the president and the Senate remains unchanged.

To receive appointment to the court, a candidate must first be nominated by the president and then confirmed by the Senate. Presidents have the power to make “recess appointments” when the Senate isn’t in session, but such appointments expire at the end of the Senate’s next session.

The framers of the Constitution designed the U.S. government with a system of “checks and balances” to ensure no one branch would have absolute authority. But make no mistake about it, the Supreme Court has formidable power and has become a prized asset in our nation’s political theater. While the court’s sole purpose is to interpret the Constitution, rulings increasingly tend to reflect a justice’s political persuasion.

Currently, the Supreme Court leans slightly conservative. Justices John Roberts Jr., Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas are considered mostly conservative. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor are seen as liberal, while Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Anthony Kennedy are considered moderate to moderate conservative, respectively. With four of these Justices over the age of 70, court openings are a real possibility over the next few years.

In June, the Obama administration was levied with two major Supreme Court decisions adversely impacting progressive advancement.

Unable to get several controversial nominees confirmed to the National Labor Relations Board, the Supreme Court unanimously held that President Obama violated the Constitution by appointing officials during a Senate three-day break. I submit the president strategically “tested” the recess appointment law just as he’s testing his executive authority in the face of congressional resistance, but failed.

In Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Inc. the Court ruled 5-4 that for-profit corporations with sincerely held religious beliefs are not required to provide a full range of free contraceptives to employees pursuant to Obamacare. Once again, this progressive challenge to our religious freedoms failed.

Don’t expect progressives to acquiesce in the face of these failures. They plan to do everything possible to elect a liberal president and retain the Senate in the upcoming elections.

If liberals are successful at “tilting” the balance of the Supreme Court to the left, our children and grandchildren will likely see an intensification of progressivism in their lives.

A misplaced vote could have impact beyond the term of any candidate. It could have impact for years to come.

Mark Caserta is a conservative blogger, a Cabell County resident and a regular contributor to The Herald-Dispatch editorial page.

Mark Caserta: Progressive ideology nurtured in classroom

10 Jul


Jul. 10, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

The United States’ greatest enemy may very well be “an enemy from within” — the progressive movement.

This is the first of a series of columns intended to define and expose the tactics I believe progressive visionaries plan to employ in the U.S. over the next several years.

One must first understand the idiopathic process of the progressive movement is literally revealed in the name. Through a progressive, resolute methodology of challenging the status quo, liberals doggedly advance the standards from right to left. They understand that rooted mindsets will not change overnight, but through a gradual desensitization to liberal theology, they can create an ideology more befitting a “new age” of Americans.

Progressives often leverage the liberal factions of our judicial system and the classroom in their quest for fundamental change. Over the next several weeks I plan to deal with the evolving strategies we’re witnessing in the United States and how to recognize and avert them.

Abe Lincoln was quoted as saying, “The philosophy of the classroom today will be the philosophy of government tomorrow.” In my youth, religion was a welcome part of the classroom. Saying the Lord’s Prayer and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance was simply part of our daily morning routine. Most of my teachers even had a Bible on their desk, and why not? It was the accepted foundation for all we knew and loved about America. And nearly every classroom wall displayed the Ten Commandments.

Scripture was something we reverenced and referenced nearly every day.

Then in 1962 the Supreme Court ruled that official prayer had no place in the public school system. While many blame Madalyn Murray O’Hair, an outspoken atheist of the time, her role was minimal.

The decision resulted from the case of Engel v. Vitale in which parents challenged a prayer written by a New York education board. These multi-denominational parents did not want their children subjected to state-sponsored devotions which the high court equated to the government “respecting an establishment of religion.”

The relatively benign invocation in question read, “Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our Country.” Still, parents were adamant that it shouldn’t be uttered in the public sphere.

In the following year, 1963, the Supreme Court handed down another important ruling dealing with prayer in public schools. In Abington Township School District v. Schempp, the court declared school-sponsored Bible reading and recitation of the Lord’s Prayer unconstitutional. And in 1980, the Ten Commandments were eventually removed from the classroom.

It’s been 50 years since the Supreme Court first ruled that official prayer in public schools is unconstitutional. The landmark decision has given liberals the opportunity to debase Christianity and begin progressively removing God from the classroom where it would instill conservative values in young minds.

Since then, this liberal “progression” has marred the path for our nation’s youth and indeed unconstitutionally “impeded” the “free exercise of religion” in America.

Removing God from the classroom was integral to the progressive agenda.

Mark Caserta is a conservative blogger, a Cabell County resident and a regular contributor to The Herald-Dispatch editorial page.

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