by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY February 3, 2016 4:00 AM NRO
The latest revelations regarding Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information are stunning. For example, several of the former secretary of state’s “private” e-mails contain national-defense information so sensitive that it is classified at the highest levels. Moreover, classified information so pervades the thousands of pages of e-mails communicated through and stored on Mrs. Clinton’s unsecured, home brew server system that the court-ordered disclosure process has ground to a halt.
Remember, Mrs. Clinton reviewed her e-mails before finally surrendering them to the State Department, and she initially insisted there was no classified information in them. Now, it turns out they were so threaded with classified information that the State Department and intelligence agencies have fallen hopelessly behind the court’s disclosure schedule: The task of reviewing the e-mails and redacting the portions whose publication could harm national security has proved much more complicated than anticipated.
Thousands of remaining e-mails, and any embarrassing lapses they contain,
This was just sent to me by a close friend. I've been feeling so discouraged lately about the way our country seems to be headed - after reading this I now know why. This certainly sums it ALL up! Marilyn.
I, too, believe that the country is lost. The "have not's and do not's" have won. Only some miracle can change it. I'm not big on Donald Trump but maybe he's the dragon slayer. Pray to God that there is time to right the terrible wrongs that have invaded our country. Franklin Graham was speaking at the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida in January, 2015, when he said America will not come back. He wrote: The American dream ended on November 6th, 2012 in Ohio. The second term of Barack Obama has been
Lacking artillery in the Continental Army, Washington approved Henry Knox’s bold plan to transport 60 Tons of captured British artillery from Ft. Ticonderoga to Boston. During the dead of winter and over the course of 56 days, Colonel Knox transported the artillery 300 miles across swamps, lakes, rivers and hills. The artillery’s presence in Boston forced the British to quickly retreat. Here are a few entries from Knox’s tattered Diary:
Dec ?, 1775 “We had not been out above an hour when the wind sprung up very fresh & directly against us -- the men after rowing exceedingly hard for above four hours seemed desirous of going ashore, to make a fire to warm themselves, I readily [consented] knowing them to be exceedingly weary.”
Dec 13, 1775 “… Received advice that… the Scow [flat-bottom boat] had gotten from off the rock on which she had run… & on the same Night the wind being exceeding high the sea had
Excellent and detailed explanation by Dr Larry P. Arnn,
President, Hillsdale College, of the importance of our property rights to protect our religious, and by extension all, of our God given rights.
An eerily prescient sentenced jumped out at me: "The fifth book of Aristotle’s Politics teaches us that tyrants seek to wear down every excellence in society and to obstruct friendships, especially friendships among the best people, on the principle that if they degrade everyone then people will submit." (emphasis added)
Select, salient, excepts:
Pope Francis is one who sometimes seems to be an example of the Christian who reads the New Testament as pointing in the direction of socialism. Commerce appears, in some of his writings and speeches, to be a grubby business purely based on self-interest—maybe even on exploitation, the opposite of charity. This reading of the New Testament—which I think flawed, by the way—is why Karl Marx,
At the close of 2015, there are 704 active Tea Party Patriots groups across the country. We're so thankful for all of the activists who have made the Tea Party Patriots the strongest voice for freedom and liberty in America.
John Eibner, the CEO of Christian Solidarity International-USA, has seen the bodies that many of his coreligionists in the West might prefer not to think about. “I don’t like to loosely use the term genocide,” he says, “but there’s no question about it—extensive religious cleansing threatens the entire Middle Eastern Christian community.” There is “a huge swath of territory,” he notes, from “northwestern Syria all the way to Baghdad, that is religiously cleansed.”
During 20 trips to Iraq and five to Syria, from which he returned last week, Mr. Eibner has witnessed firsthand the decimation—and he knows the survivors. Christian Solidarity International, founded by a Swiss Reformed pastor in 1977 and based in Zurich, has provided humanitarian aid and conducted fact-finding missions in regions terrorized by jihadist violence since 2007. In August last year Mr. Eibner touched down in Dohuk, a provincial capital in Iraqi Kurdistan that became a haven for Christians and Yazidis—a minority of ethnic Kurds who adhere to a pre-Islamic religion—fleeing Islamic State’s advance. Several hundred thousand people, he says, “escaped just in the nick of time.”
Surveying the chaos in the streets,