Obama and Hillary Are All Too Happy to Coerce Acceptance of Their Agendas

Victor Davis Hanson
National Review
5/21/2015

What happens when the public does not wish to live out the utopian dreams of its elite leaders? Usually, the answer for those leaders is to seek more coercion and less liberty to force people to think progressively.

Here at home, President Barack Obama came into power in 2009 with a Democratic Congress, a sympathetic press, and allies in Hollywood, academia, unions, and philanthropic and activist foundations.

Yet all that support was not sufficient to ensure “correct” public attitudes about Obama’s agenda on health care, entitlements, taxes, guns, abortion, and cultural issues. In the 2010 midterm elections, the Democrats forfeited their majority in the House.

In the 2014 midterms, they lost their Senate majority and also lost ground in state legislatures and with governorships across the country. Since early 2013, President Obama’s approval rating has been consistently below 50 percent.

How, then, do politically correct planners force the people to think and act properly when they push back?…

…Hillary Clinton is worried that too many people have incorrect thoughts about feminist issues. For those who oppose abortion, Clinton believes that these supposedly wrong thoughts must be policed. “Deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs, and structural biases,” she warned, “have to be changed.”

How, in a free society, does Clinton plan to alter the way religion and culture work? What sort of power would she need to rid us of these “deep-seated” but unhelpful “codes and beliefs”?…

 

 

The complete article is at National Review.

 

 

 

Report: Common Core Lesson Plan Pushes Pro-Palestinian Agenda

Cathy Burke
Newsmax
19 May 2015

A Massachusetts program for middle- and high-school students is coming under fire for its political bent and anti-Israel bias.

According to a report in the publication The College Fix, the workshop teaches that Hamas and Fatah — which began as the Palestinian National Liberation Movement founded by Yasser Arafat — promote “more peaceful means than intifada”; that Hamas is a political party, not a terrorist group; that Fatah and Hamas are political parties equivalent to Likud and Labor in Israel; that the use of drones to stop terrorists are like high-tech suicide bombers who kill innocents; that Hamas and Jews have equal claim to Jerusalem; and that the Palestinians have equal claim to land where Israel exists today.

The lesson plan has been approved nationally for the Common Core curriculum, The College Fix reports.

The program, “Whose Jerusalem?” is offered through the nonprofit “Axis of Hope,” which operates out of the Boston University Global Literary Institute, working with some 25 high schools in various states and three foreign schools, according to The College Fix…

 

 

The article, with video, continues at Newsmax.

 

 
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Public outcry forces FEC Democrats to junk bid to regulate Internet, Drudge

Paul Bedard
The Washington Examiner
5/21/2015

The Federal Election Commission, facing punishing criticism for suggesting that political activity on the Internet should be regulated, rejected talk of new rules Thursday, a victory for GOP commissioners who feared Democrats were targeting conservative sites, even the Drudge Report.

During a public meeting, Democrats on the FEC said they were responding to the public outcry in saying that no new rules are required.

Democratic Commissioner Ellen Weintraub said the FEC received 5,000 comments demanding the agency keep their hands off the Internet. In response, she proposed a resolution that directly barred Internet regulation…

 

 

The article continues at The Washington Examiner.

 

 

 

Obama to unleash ‘community organizers’ on crime-filled cities

Critics decry president’s handout to ACORN-style agitators
WorldNetDaily
5/19/2015

The Department of Justice announced it will send millions of dollars to various community-activist groups to combat urban crime and reduce tensions between racial minorities and the police.

But critics believe such policies will only fuel further unrest by funding many of the so-called “community organizers” responsible for creating anti-police sentiment in American cities.

To spread awareness of the new campaign, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch toured Cincinnati, Ohio, today and identified the city as a model for how police departments around the country should operate.

Until recently, Cincinnati operated under a “Collaborative Agreement” after a 2001 police shooting. The agreement allowed various community organizations, including the Cincinnati Black United Front and the American Civil Liberties Union, to work directly with the police through a court-brokered agreement.

New guidelines on how officers were to interact with the public, especially blacks, were often imposed over the objections of police themselves…

…The Justice Department also announced $163 million in grants to be distributed for the purpose of “building trust with the community.” As part of its effort to execute the recommendations of the president’s task force, the Justice Department is looking for 10 localities to participate in a “collaborative reform” process to serve as a model for the rest of the country, emphasizing “procedural justice” and “implicit bias training.”

A list of grants awarded by the Justice Department in 2013 indicate federal funding has been and will continue to be directed toward activist groups described by critics as “racial agitators.”…

…Matthew Vadum, an expert in left-wing activist groups and the author of “Subversion, Inc.,” warns such federal funding invariably finds its way into the hands of progressive activists who personally profit from increased community tensions.

“President Obama is no stranger to irony, or hypocrisy for that matter,” Vadum said in an interview with WND.

“After attacking police as stupid, racist, vicious and thuggish almost non-stop throughout his presidency, now he suddenly cares about police officers and the communities they serve. Now he wants to throw millions of taxpayer dollars at ACORN-like groups and professional left-wing agitators whose calling in life is to generate civil unrest,” he said.

“This means that people like the president’s point man on race relations, riot organizer Al Sharpton, will get his hands on lots of government money. This money won’t actually help anyone except for the often-violent Saul Alinsky-inspired community organizers who have been living high off the hog ever since one of their own took up residence in the White House.”…

 

 

Read the complete article at WorldNetDaily.

 

 

Related: Secret List Reveals OVER 80 Orgs and Individuals Were GETTING PAID to Protest #Ferguson

Last week local black activists held a sit-in protest at the office of MORE (Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment) in St. Louis to press their claim that groups led by whites have collected tens of thousands of dollars in donations off of the Black Lives Matter movement without paying the Black participants their fair share…

 

 

Why the Woman Who Interviewed Abortionist Kermit Gosnell Couldn’t Speak for More Than Hour Afterward

Erica Ritz
The Blaze
5/19/2015

Ann McElhinney recently interviewed Kermit Gosnell, an abortionist sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murder, for a movie she and her husband are making about the man. She said she couldn’t speak for more than an hour after the interview concluded because of how profoundly disturbing the experience was.

“He has an answer for everything,” McElhinney said on TheBlaze TV’s Dana. “He lives in his own world. Every word that comes out of his mouth is a lie. He lies so easily.”

McElhinney said she has met many criminals throughout her journalistic career, but with Gosnell she said “you are really sitting in the presence of evil.”

“It’s almost like all of those literature references to evil and to the devil. He smiles all the time,” McElhinney said, visibly shaken. “He touched my leg. He was physically inappropriate — sat far, far too close in my personal space. Extremely disturbing.”

McElhinney said Gosnell is “really happy” and “relaxed” in prison, and started singing twice during the interview in which she asked him about the baby who was born alive during a botched abortion, whose neck he then “snipped” with a scissors.

“I haven’t met anyone who chilled my blood to that extent ever before,” she concluded. “This man has no sense of guilt.”

 

 

Watch a clip from the interview at The Blaze.

 

 

Related:  Today on his Facebook page Phelim McAleer posted:

 

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Warren, Manchin: Let public see trade deal before vote

Peter Schroeder and Vicki Needham
The Hill
5/19/2015

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) have a new challenge for President Obama on trade: if the terms of the deal are so good, why don’t you release them to the public?

The two introduced legislation Tuesday that would let the public see the details of an upcoming trade deal before lawmakers grant it “fast track” authority, making it easier to pass.

The fast-track legislation under consideration by the Senate added a new rule requiring the president to post the details of any trade agreement for 60 days before signing it, giving Congress several months to examine the details of any pact.

But with fast-track in place Congress would still get only an up-or-down vote on the deal. And the two senators want the public to see the deal before agreeing to head down that path…

…But the new proposal would also throw a wrench in ongoing trade talks between the Obama administration and 11 other countries, as the White House has insisted it cannot finalize the terms of that trade pact unless Congress agrees to fast-track first…

 

 

Read the entire article at The Hill.

 

 

 

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