Single Payer Government Healthcare was Always the Endgame

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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This was the endgame all along. A few of us saw this coming a mile away and spoke out back then. Heck – all you had to do was listen to Obama’s own words to know what the plan was. It was never going to be ObamaCare forever.

“I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program… A single payer health care plan, a universal health care plan. And that’s what I’d like to see. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately…” – Barack Obama, 2003.

In 2006, Obama said that although he “would not shy away from a debate about single-payer,” right now he is “not convinced that it is the best way to achieve universal healthcare.”

Obama knew back then that one cannot dive head first into the deep end. He knew the people would first have to dip their toes in the water – then step into the shallow end. Eventually the people would acclimate themselves to this new environment. Only then would they be willing to venture into deeper water.

It’s similar to the stepping stone of socialism. There really isn’t anything like permanent socialism. It’s just the bridge between freedom and communism or fascism. And unfortunately, the traffic on that bridge only travels in one direction – away from freedom and toward communism or fascism. I hate to say, but it’s kind of the natural order of things.  read more

Do Something Stupid – Don’t Be Accountable – Just Sue

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Sunset Tiki Bar

The Galleon Resort and Marina in Key West has been in operation for more than 25 years. It’s a lovely place for a getaway. And as I can find, there has never been a lawsuit filed against the resort. Not for the food, the accommodations, accident or the like.

But that all changed in 2015. It all changed when Bob Barlow of Massachusetts, husband and father of two decided to celebrate his 40th birthday at the resort. The report claims that he went with friends, which implies his family was not there. Maybe it was some sort of mid-life crisis thing.

Things did not go as planned as Bob became paralyzed from the neck down during his trip. He filed suit against the resort and was just awarded $10.75 million.

That’s a lot of cabbage. He must have been severely wronged to warrant that kind of settlement. Well, not exactly. Actually, not even remotely.

Do you ever wonder why a ladder has about a thousand warning labels on it? It’s because people do stupid things and instead of blaming themselves for their stupidity, they sue the ladder manufacture, thus forcing the company to add yet another warning label. read more

Hooray! Hank Williams Jr Back on Monday Night Football

from Forbes:

Are you ready for some football? Apparently, Walt Disney-owned ESPN is again.

Six years after dropping Hank Williams Jr.’s adaptation of All My Rowdy Friends as the introduction to Monday Night Football, the sports network is bringing it back, beginning with the first MNF game this fall between the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings.

“I think it’s a return to our past in that it’s such an iconic song associated with football,” ESPN senior vice president of events and studio production Stephanie Druley told The Tennessean. “It was the original. It belongs to Monday Night Football. It really is about returning to what fans know. It’s a Monday night party, and that’s what we’re all hoping to get back to.” read more

Students and Faculty Turn on Professor

from Heat Street: 

Snowflakes of Color

The faculty at Evergreen State College sent a letter to students Friday saying they stand behind the protesters who have wreaked havoc on the campus this week and plan to pursue disciplinary action against the target of their demonstrations, Prof. Brett Weinstein.

The Washington college of about 4,000 students erupted in protests last week after Weinstein, a biology professor, told student activists he did not agree with their “Day of Absence” plans. The Day of Absence usually consists of students of color leaving the campus for the day, to bring awareness to their presence and issues. This year, however, student activists wanted all white students and faculty to leave for the day. Weinstein, who supported the Day of Absence tradition in the past, called this year’s plan an act of oppression. read more

“We Hate Israel” Conference will be Hosted in Government Building

from The Washington Free Beacon:

Congress to Host Anti-Israel Forum, Sparking Outrage on Hill

Congress is scheduled to host an anti-Israel forum that takes aim at the Jewish state’s military, accusing it of “systematic discrimination” against those living in the “occupied Palestinian territory,” according to an invitation for the event circulating on Capitol Hill that has sparked outrage among pro-Israel lawmakers.

The event, which is sponsored by a member of Congress who has chosen to remain anonymous, will feature several anti-Israel organizations that back boycotts of the Jewish state and distribute propaganda accusing the Israeli military of human rights violations, according to an invitation to the June 8 briefing obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

The event, “50 Years of Israeli Military Occupation & Life for Palestinian Children,” has riled several pro-Israel offices on the Hill and sparked a search for the anonymous lawmaker who has provided the organization space in room 122 of Capitol Hill’s Cannon House Office Building, according to conversations with multiple sources. read more

The Nazis were more Humane than Modern-Day Abortionists

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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In my opinion, there are two types of pro-abortion females. I was going to say pro-choice, but that term gives one a false impression. Fact is there are only two choices. If you are not pro-life, the only other choice is pro-death or pro-abortion, which is the same. There is no other “choice.”

One can just be ignorantly pro-abortion. These females are naturally progressive and have been told often enough that it is a woman’s right to choose to end a pregnancy, that they believe it. Most have given the subject very little, if any thought, beyond just parroting what they’ve heard their whole lives. No more than, “my body – my choice,” or other such slogans – which is enough to “fit in” with the rest of the progressive crowd. Any contrary stance would be uncool, and of course, all the cool people are pro-abortion.

As I said, this stance is born of ignorance, which can be cured with the proper education. Ignorance, as we know, is merely the lack of knowledge, which is far afield from stupidity. One consciously chooses to be, or remain stupid. This ignorance can almost be excused.

The other type of pro-abortion female is far worse and cannot be excused or explained away. These are the radical feminists who treat abortion like the Holy Sacrament of the religion of leftism. These females lack any moral center and will promote any means to end the life of a baby. read more

Can Catholics Impeach the Pope

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Not being a Catholic, I can say I am neither a particular fan, but certainly not a detractor of the Catholic faith. To me, it’s just one of many Christian faiths. In other words, although I am Christian, I have no skin in the Catholicism game, so I can write as an objective observer.

As an objective observer, I believe the Catholic Church has a serious problem. No – it’s not a problem of religion, faith, or the faithful – it’s a leadership problem.

Since he was installed in 2013 as the 266th Pope, we’ve known that Francis leaned a bit to the left. So much so that conservatives have written many articles dedicated to this topic. And that is unusual for mostly political authors to write about specific religions, other than citing them to make a point.

But I personally have written 2 or 3 articles and recorded a podcast regarding, not Catholicism or the Church, but of Pope Francis. Simply put, the Pope is at the very least, a leftist, and at worst, a communist. There is simply no way of sugar-coating it. He is a redistributionist and global warming fanatic, and has softened the Church’s stance on abortion and homosexuality. These are not merely political stances that can be tweaked over time. These are centuries-old Catholic traditions, as well as set-in-stone tenets of Christian faith. read more

The Terror Britain Let In

from Katie Hopkins:

At this difficult time, Britain is faced with some hard questions the people charged with protecting us are going to have to answer sooner or later.

The Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi was known to the authorities.

He is believed to have travelled to the Middle East and become radicalised before returning to the UK to cause carnage at a gig in the city where he was born just days later.

As his father and brother were arrested in Libya, security force sources there said the father had links to Al Qaeda and another source claimed the brother ‘was aware of all the details’ of attack plans.

Yet he was allowed to walk back to the UK unchallenged.

Katie Hopkins asks: Who is going to protect our kids from the terror the politicians let in?
Katie Hopkins asks: Who is going to protect our kids from the terror the politicians let in?

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WND Exclusive – Not Everyone in the Confederacy was a Bad Guy

On April 24, 2017, the city of New Orleans, the Chocolate City, began removing monuments and statues honoring the Confederacy.

As an aside, and lest you think I’m a racist for describing New Orleans as a Chocolate City – those are not my words. They are the famous words of then-Mayor Ray Nagan, explaining that after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans would rebuild and be majority black. The honorable former mayor is now better known as federal inmate No. 32751. He wasn’t sentenced to 10 years in the federal pen for being black. He was/is a crook.

The city began by removing an obelisk “which was erected in 1891 to honor members of the Crescent City White League who in 1874 fought in the Reconstruction-era Battle of Liberty Place.”
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Podcast – Austria Smartens Up – Forcing Migrants to Integrate – Banning the Burqa

With almost 10% of its population now Muslim migrants and refugees, the nation of Austria has admitted it has problem. A problem they’ve finally decided to address. They’ve passed new laws that will be instituted beginning in October to ban the burqa in public places, require Austrian integration classes, including the German language, culture and customs.

Naturally those on the left are not happy with change in policy – a 180% turn from the current just-let-them-all-in policy, which has worked so well.

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