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Health Care Debate — Part 2: Debunking propaganda and more phony claims

In a related column, Part 1 of this series, we discussed the content and tone of the political rhetoric used by leftist propagandists in criticizing the proposed GOP health care plans vis-à-vis Obamacare. We will now describe the propaganda efforts used by progressives to cite dubious statistics, tar, and misrepresent the U.S. health care system. A recent commentary illustrates this propaganda, claiming, “the British Medical Journal revealed the overall danger of American medical care in an editorial, “Medical error — the third leading cause of death in the U.S.” The writer goes on to compare our “broken system” to those of other industrialized nations that purportedly are cheaper and better.

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Cummings, Christianity and women

As familiarity with Bill Cummings’ column sets in, a watchful eye can begin detecting patterns. One of his oft repeated moves is implying that historical Christianity is anti-women. History, however, shows that with Christianity’s geographical spread came also an elevated status of women in society. Promoting, not oppressing, is the recurring theme regarding women with the gospel’s influence on a culture. Just as Cummings, made in his creator’s image, has inherent dignity equal to my own – so too are women created in that same image and possess an inherent value equal to men.

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U.S. health care debate — Part 1: Debunking leftist rhetoric

The GOP health care plan to repeal and replace Obamacare hangs in the balance, and now with Sen. John McCain’s, R-Ariz., surgery, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., once again will postpone the vote. You can imagine the gloating clamor by the media, and for once they have a cover, while cheering for the Democrats.

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A different take on Wesleyan’s early 1900s association with the Ku Klux Klan

The Telegraph editorial about Wesleyan College, stemming from an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the college’s response to it, stated that a century ago, “The school and its students . . . was (sic) aligned with the Ku Klux Klan.” The editorial went on to describe that era of the early 1900s as a period when “it was deemed not unnatural for college students — women no less — to pattern themselves after a group of marauding terrorists.”

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Disinformation — Part 3: Fomenting hatred, manipulating the media, and inciting Islamic terrorism

In Part 2 of this series we discussed the sham liberation theology campaign created by the KGB to deceive the pious Catholic Christians of Latin America. We also described the various communist front organizations used by progressives in the West to advance the interest of Soviet communism at the expense of freedom in the West. We conclude here with Part 3, describing further disinformation campaigns that began late as the Soviet Union itself began to crack, and yet fomenting more hatred and violence that continues to this day, years after the fall of the USSR.

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Western civilization in decline — Part 3: We need to have more children as a cultural imperative

For several decades Europe has had a declining population because Europeans are not having enough children to sustain its culture and socialistic way of life. The United States of America — the pinnacle of that magnificent Western civilization, a civilization based on the twin pillars of a Judeo-Christian inheritance and the Greco-Roman legacy — is following suit in that same declivity.

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Barbarians still at the gates

A naive young U.S. citizen is released still in a brutally-induced coma from a year’s barbaric imprisonment in North Korea. If one fails to see that barbarians are still at the gates of Western Civilization itself, go back into your own benign coma.

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Close the ‘Tailgate Party’ loophole in the new ‘campus carry’ gun law

On May 24 the University System of Georgia issued guidelines for implementing House Bill 280, the so-called “campus carry” bill that was signed into law on May 4 by Gov. Nathan Deal. Under the new gun law — for the first time ever — Georgia weapons license holders will be allowed to carry concealed handguns into classrooms and other places on Georgia’s public college and university campuses.

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The British elections— a setback not a devastating defeat

The news and sound bites are reverberating and progressive internationalists are gloating at the supposed catastrophe that had befallen the British Prime Minister Theresa May and the Conservative (CON; Tories) Party in the U.K. elections. There is no question that the result was an unexpected disappointment — but it was not a catastrophic or “devastating” defeat as reported by most media sources and referred to by gloating E.U. officials and Labour Party politicians? That it was a catastrophe is pure nonsense.

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Western civilization in decline — Part 2: Danger ahead but where are the statesmen?

Presently, America and the West are fighting a war against a barbaric enemy, Islamic terrorists of the Islamic Caliphate (ISIS), in various countries particularly Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. But random acts of terrorism perpetrated against innocent people by ISIS and other Muslim factions, Hamas, Hezbollah, etc., are also occurring throughout the civilized world in Europe, Israel, Russia and the United States.

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Western civilization in decline — Part 1: Danger ahead with cultural and national suicide

Western civilization and the American culture of freedom with responsibility face a serious challenge, and very few politicians have the courage and conviction to discuss and explain the nature of this emergent and unspoken crisis. True, we face Islamic jihad and repeated acts of terrorism on the one hand, and a resurgent China, politically, economically and militarily growing stronger, on the other.

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A debt to those who gave some and those who gave all

A tear welled up in Hal’s eye, a deep sadness etched across his face as he recalled the moment. Omaha Beach, the day after the D-Day invasion. Hal had been tasked by his company commander to go back down onto the beach and retrieve some equipment. A farm boy from Iowa now deep into his 60s, he shared this memory with me, his words below.

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Honoring our heroes and their loved ones this Memorial Day

The last Monday in May is a solemn one, particularly for those whose loved ones have sacrificed their lives for our nation’s freedom. Memorial Day was originally celebrated as Decoration Day, and it was proclaimed in 1868 by Gen. John Logan, who had been a Northern commander in the Civil War. The day was intended to honor those who laid down their lives to defend their country in the Civil War. It was declared a national holiday to honor the dead of all America’s wars in 1971.