Category Archives: abortion

Twilight of Capitalism: Number of U.S. corporations at lowest level in 40 years

“If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” -Obama in a campaign speech on July 13, 2012, in Roanoke, Virginia.

“We don’t believe anybody is entitled to success in this country.” -Obama in a campaign speech on Oct. 5, 2012, in Fairfax, Virginia.

you didn't build that

For more than six years, America’s entrepreneurs and businesses have been subjected to a stream of verbal abuses from a President whose own life has been one of privilege and mediocrity, instead of his “poor me” portrayal of himself as a child of a single mother who spent his childhood in an impoverished Third World country (Indonesia) and then was raised by his grandparents in difficult circumstances. (More on that later.)

So it shouldn’t surprise us that after years of Obama’s hectoring, the can-do spirit of American capitalism seems to have petered out.

Ali Meyer reports for CNS News, Feb. 19, 2015, that the number of business corporations in the United States has hit the lowest level seen in 40 years, according to data from a report by the Tax Foundation.

It doesn’t take an Einstein genius to know that fewer businesses mean fewer jobs and less tax revenue for the government.

The report, “America’s Shrinking Corporate Sector,” states that “recently released IRS data shows that there were 1.6 million C corporations in 2011. This is the lowest number of traditional corporations since 1974 and 1 million fewer than there were at the peak in 1986. In other words, in every year since 1986, roughly 40,000 U.S. corporations have disappeared from the tax rolls. However, the losses have accelerated since 2006 to a rate of about 60,000 per year.

While C corporations have seen a decline in number over the years, the number of partnerships and S corporations have increased.

Note: C corporations generate more tax revenue for the federal government because they face double taxation due to the corporate tax and shareholder taxes on dividends on capital gains. In contrast, S corporations and partnerships are subject to just one layer of tax, the individual income tax, because they pass their profits to owners who report them on their individual tax returns.

 The Tax Foundation’s report explains:

“The decline of the traditional corporate sector has generally coincided with the rise of the pass-through sector, comprised of businesses such as partnerships and S corporations that pass profits to owners who report them on their individual tax returns. Pass-through businesses are subject to just one layer of tax, the individual income tax, while C corporations face double taxation due to the corporate tax and shareholder taxes on dividends and capital gains.”

But the problem is more than C corporations being eclipsed by S corporations, as the latter aren’t doing that well either. The report explains that in addition to a decline in the number of corporations, business sector growth and profits have taken a dip as well:

“The recession and subsequent slow recovery have led to slow overall growth in the business sector. As a result, the growth rate of pass-through entities have tapered off in recent years.

Since 2006, S corporations have grown at a rate of about 1 percent a year, down from a rate of about 8 percent in the 20 years prior. Likewise, partnerships have grown at a rate of about 2 percent a year since 2006, down from a rate of about 3 percent in the 20 years prior.

Not only has the total number of traditional corporations declined, so has the total of their profits. C corporation profits, while extremely volatile, have generally trended downward as a share of GDP in recent decades, while the profits of S corporations and partnerships have trended upwards.”

The irony is that when Obama told entrepreneurs, “You didn’t build that!” and “You’re not entitled to success in this country” ’cause it’s all due to “blind luck” and piggy-backing on “a generation of women doing someone else’s laundry and looking after someone else’s children to get you here,”Obama is projecting his life history onto us. It is his success that’s all due to blind dumb luck.

*Obama said that in his keynote address at the Harvard Law School Association “Celebration of Black Alumni” Award Luncheon on Sept. 17, 2005. (WND)

For the truth is Barry Soetoro Barack Hussein Steven Dunham Obama grew up in privilege. He was born to a maternal grandmother (Madelyn Dunham) who was the vice president of a bank in Honolulu. From ages 6 to 10, Obama lived in the home of his stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, in an exclusive section of Jakarta, Indonesia. The family was so well off that they hired a gay transvestite nanny to look after young boy Obama.

As recounted in the Washington Examiner‘s Special Report “The Obama You Don’t Know,” when he was 10 years old, mommy sent him back to Honolulu to live with his maternal grandparents who paid for his education at the costly élite private Punahou School — one of the most expensive schools in Hawaii — which Obama attended from 1971 to 1979. Obama admitted in his memoir, Dreams From My Father, that his grandfather had pulled strings to get him into Punahou: “There was a long waiting list, and I was considered only because of the intervention of Gramps’s boss, who was an alumnus.”

After he graduated from Punahou, Obama went across the Pacific Ocean to attend the private Occidental College in Southern California. Today, tuition for a full-time student at Occidental College is $43,490 per year, which doesn’t include room-and-board and the costs of books and supplies.

After two years at Occidental, Obama transferred to another expensive private university, Columbia University, where no student or faculty can remember ever having seen him in the two years he supposedly spent there, reportedly graduating with a mediocre 2.6 (B-) GPA . Despite his lackluster GPA, he was admitted to yet another expensive private university, Harvard University Law School.

By his own account, Obama was a mediocre student in high school and college who lived a “party” lifestyle of cocaine and booze. Since he refuses to make public his college records, including his GPAs at Occidental, Columbia University, and Harvard Law School, as well as his SAT and LSAT scores, we can assume that those records are lackluster because, being the grandiose narcissist that he is, he would most certainly make known those records if they were sterling.

After Harvard Law, he taught for 12 years at University of Chicago Law School as a part-time lecturer, not professor. Despite Time magazine gushing in 2008 about Obama being “a rock-star professor with hordes of devoted students,” his law student evaluations show him to be a mediocre teacher. After his first two years of teaching, his popularity fell steadily. In 1999, Obama was the third-lowest-ranked lecturer at Chicago Law School that year, with only 23% of students saying they would repeat his racism class. By 2003, only a third of the student evaluators recommended his classes.

And, unlike others on the Chicago Law School faculty who published numerous articles in legal journals, Obama’s byline did not appear in a single legal journal while he taught there. Nor did he publish any articles in legal journals before and after his stint at Chicago Law School, which is puzzling for someone touted as “the smartest man ever.”

While he was teaching part time at Chicago Law, he served one singularly undistinguished term in the Illinois State Senate. According to Gov Track.us: “From Jan 2005 to Oct 2008, Obama missed 314 of 1300 recorded or roll call votes, which is 24.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.4%.”

Then he was elected to the U.S. Senate where, after having served only two lackluster years, he decided to run for president and became his party’s nominee. During the 2008 presidential campaign, he was hailed as messiah and compared to Jesus, despite his mediocrity and in spite of his pro-abortion and pro-infanticide positions that are the antithesis of Christ. With just a vague campaign slogan of “Hope and Change,” millions of Americans projected their dreams and fantasies onto this man whom the media deliberately refused to vet, and elected him President of the most powerful country on Earth.

After just 9 months as president, without a single foreign policy achievement, he was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.

In other words, when Obama decries success as due to blind dumb luck, he was describing himself. For surely, his astonishing successes are not due to any excellence on his part.

Yes indeed, Obama. You didn’t build that! And you most certainly didn’t earn, don’t deserve, and are not entitled to your success.

See also:

~Éowyn

NY St. Patrick’s Day Parade includes LGBT but not pro-life group

This year, New York City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will include an LGBT activists group, but not a pro-life group.

Even worse, in rejecting the application of a pro-life group, the parade organizers are going against their own promise — that pro-life groups will also march in the parade, as a quid pro quo for the organizers allowing in the homosexual group.

Lisa Bourne reports for LifeSiteNews, Feb. 17, 2015, that a homosexual activist group, Out@NBCUniversal, will be marching under its own banner in the New York St. Patrick’s Day parade led by New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, but the parade has refused a pro-life group’s request to participate.

When Cardinal Dolan was appointed Grand Marshal of the parade, he excused the decision to allow Out@NBCUniversal to march under their banner by saying they were merely Catholics who were homosexually inclined, rather than advocates for sinful behaviour.  The group, however, is an overt promoter of same-sex ‘marriage.’

On January 22, the parade officially rejected the application from Children First Foundation (CFF), a pro-life adoption advocacy group, to march this year.

Elizabeth Rex

Elizabeth Rex

CFF president Dr. Elizabeth Rex is an adjunct bioethics professor at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, CT. In 2001, Dr. Rex founded Children First Foundation, a group that promotes and supports adoption, and sponsored “Choose Life” license plates in Connecticut, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C.

Dr. Rex said about the parade’s rejection of CFF’s application to march, “It’s absolutely been a double-cross.” Not only was the group refused, they had to get a lawyer to pursue the parade committee to find out the result of their application. And even then the parade committee waited until the very last day before the launch of legal action to respond.

When the parade committee announced in September that the homosexual group could march in the 2015 parade, it came with a policy change allowing groups to march under their own banner, which organizers called a “gesture of goodwill” toward the LGBT community. But the change in policy was supposed to also mean a pro-life group could march. In fact, on September 11, 2014, the Wall Street Journal reported that parade spokesman William O’Reilly said a pro-life group would be allowed to march as part of a “deal” to permit the homosexual group to march.

The pro-life CFF had first applied to march in the 2015 parade last September, just after the policy change was made known.

On September 10, 2014, parade committee vice-chairman and Quinnipiac University President Dr. John Lahey said there would be no pro-life group in the 2015 parade, “That won’t be happening. What we want to do is keep 2015 focused on the gesture of goodwill we made towards the gay community with the inclusion of OUT@NBCUniversal.”

Last fall, Cardinal Dolan had deviated from his predecessors, who had stood firm in regard to Church teaching as it relates to the Irish Catholic-themed parade, by saying he had no problem with the decision to allow the LGBT group to march. More than that, Dolan called the decision a wise one. Shortly thereafter, Dolan was named the 2015 grand marshal, causing considerable disappointment among many Catholics.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan & Dr. John Lahey

The Catholic Church teaches that people with same-sex attractions must be treated with respect and dignity as children of God, but the Church also teaches that homosexual activity is intrinsically disordered and gravely immoral. Homosexuals, as are heterosexuals, are called to live chaste lives.

Bill Donohue, the feisty president of Catholic League — an organization fighting for the civil rights of Catholics and Christians — initially had given parade organizers a pass on the decision allowing the homosexual group in the parade because of the parade’s promise to include pro-life groups in the march. Donohue also stood by the Dolan’s decision to be grand marshal.

But now, Donohue pulled the Catholic League, a longtime parade participant, out of the parade. He told Newsmax that the Catholic League would never march again because parade organizers had “double-crossed” him: “To be specific, I asked them to pledge that a pro-life Catholic group would also be permitted. I was told that a formal change in the rules had been approved and that a pro-life group would march. Now I am being told that the list of marching units is set and that no pro-life group will march in next year’s parade. Accordingly, I have decided to withdraw our participation. The gays made the cut and they said no to the pro-lifers.”

Sign a petition to Cardinal Dolan to stop the St. Patrick’s Day scandal here

NY Cardinal Dolan's mansion

NY Cardinal Dolan’s mansion

Many U.S. archbishops live in palatial mansions. Cardinal Timothy Dolan leads the pack with this 15,000-square-foot mansion on Madison Avenue, in one of the priciest corridors of Manhattan. The neo-Gothic mansion, reportedly filled with thick red carpets and priceless antiques, is estimated by Vanderbilt Appraisal Company to be worth at least $30 million. (CNN)

~Éowyn

Truth in Cartoons

It’s pretty sad when a cartoon tells us the true story, and not the front page (or back page or any page) of a newspaper.

cartoon1cartoon2cartoon3

H/t FOTM’s Jim Doolittle

~Éowyn

Wondering why America is under God’s judgement?

This is why…

50SHADES


We are rushing to the movies and book stores to ingest something more poisonous than Plutonium. And our public schools are actually using it to pervert our kids! How can God reward this?

Physicians say aborted human fetal cells used for measles vaccine may cause autism

3 months old human

Jay Carpenter, M.D., writes in Crisis magazine, Feb. 13, 2015:

In recent days a controversy has arisen over whether parents should be required to vaccinate their children. Some politicians [notably Sen. Rand Paul] with presidential aspirations were criticized for defending the rights of parents to make that decision. As an internal medicine doctor, I believe strongly in the efficacy of vaccines. I also believe strongly that our vaccines (and all of our medical advances) should be safe and derived in a morally principled fashion.

There is an ethical concern about the measles vaccine issue that I do not believe the American public is aware: a component of the current MMR vaccine is derived from an aborted fetal cell line. As such, there is a large group of Americans who will not avail themselves of this “tainted” therapy.  The unfortunate truth is that there are ethical, morally acceptable alternative vaccines that are simply not made available to Americans.

Measles is a viral disease that can lead to infection of the brain (encephalitis) in 1 in 1,000 cases, resulting in serious neurologic complications and sometimes death. In addition, it can lead to other problems such as pneumonia. Vaccines for measles are now commonly combined in the MMR vaccine with vaccines for rubella and mumps. These diseases can also result in deadly complications. Vaccination can nearly eliminate the risks from these viral infections.

In order for vaccines to be made for viruses, the virus must first be isolated, then grown in a cell line to provide sufficient numbers of the virus. That viral material is again isolated and put into a vaccine to be injected into the recipient. In isolating the virus after it is grown in a cell line, particles from the cells, including particles of the host DNA in which it was grown, are collected and become part of the material that is injected into the recipient. When the cell line used is of human origin, legitimate concerns about the consequences of injecting another’s DNA into the recipient have been raised and not yet answered.

The rubella virus used in the rubella component of the MMR vaccine was obtained from a fetus that was aborted in the 1970s. To make the current MMR vaccine, it is grown in a human cell line, WI-38, that was derived from a 3-month-old fetus that was electively aborted in the early 1960s because the parents felt they had too many children. The cells from that original fetus have been kept in culture media, and have given rise to multiple daughter populations that are use in making vaccines.

The strain of virus used in the measles and mumps components of the MMR vaccine were derived from the blood of living children who had the disease in question and is grown in chick embryo cells, hence, there is no ethical concern about these components of the vaccine.

Prior to 2009, Merck, the manufacturer of the MMR vaccine used in the U.S. and in many other countries, made available individually separate vaccines for mumps and measles that were derived from the ethically acceptable sources as described. In 2009, they stopped making these vaccines available, despite reassurances to the contrary. Since then, Merck has refused to license these vaccines to other companies who were interested in making them available to the public. It has been since 2009 that the incidence of measles in this country has risen, so it is not inconceivable that legitimate ethical concerns have been at least one factor for the decline in the rate of measles vaccination.

The ethical problem is not isolated to the MMR vaccine. Cell lines from aborted fetuses are used in the vaccines for Hepatitis A, chicken pox, shingles, rabies, some small pox vaccines, some polio vaccines, some combination polio vaccines such as Pentacel and Quadracel, and in some of the new Ebola vaccines. Additionally aborted fetal cells are utilized in some treatments for hemophilia, cystic fibrosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. The fact is, that none of these need to come from such sources, but could be made from other cell lines readily available in research circles.

For instance, the Kitasato Institute in Japan makes MMR vaccines that are ethically acceptable. Regrettably, the FDA decided not to allow their importation into the United States. Individuals can travel to Japan to receive these vaccines, but obviously, that is not a sensible solution to improving vaccination rates significantly.

Politicians and some in the media have suggested mandating vaccinations of children against the moral objections of their parents. Those same public figures would serve us better by helping to promote the manufacture or importation of vaccines that are derived ethically. Parents and their children deserve wholesome untainted vaccine alternatives to promote the health and the safety of their children.

MerckMerck KGaA, the original parent company of the American Merck & Co. Inc., is headquartered in a glass pyramid. Hmm. . . .

Note: Merck is a U.S. pharmaceutical company and the 7th largest pharmaceutical company in the world. Headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey, the company was established in 1891 as the United States subsidiary of the German company Merck KGaA, founded 1668. Merck & Co. was confiscated by the US government during World War I and subsequently established as an independent American company.

In addition to Dr. Jay Carpenter’s warning (above) about Merck using aborted human fetal cells to derive its MMR vacines that include the measles vaccine, another physician, Dr. David Brownstein, maintains that the current measles vaccine, specifically the human DNA from aborted fetal cells, may be causing the recent increase in autism. He writes:

There is concern that the increase in autism that has occurred may be due to the introduction of human DNA–from fetal cells–in the MMR and chicken pox vaccines.(3) A scientific review from Dr. Helen Ratajczak, a former scientist at a pharmaceutical firm, reviewed the body of published research since autism was first described in 1943. Dr. Ratajczak stated, “What I have published is highly concentrated on hypersensitivity. The body’s immune system is being thrown out of balance” by the increasing number of vaccines given in a short period of time. She also felt that the introduction of human DNA contained in vaccines has markedly increased the risk of developing autism. Presently, human tissue is used in 23 vaccines. Dr. Ratajczak feels that the increased spike in autism may be related to the introduction of human DNA into the MMR and chicken pox vaccines. She goes on to state that the foreign DNA from vaccines can be incorporated into the host DNA which causes the immune system to fight against the foreign cells. This could start an inflammatory process that never ends, leading to chronic illnesses like autoimmune disease and allergies. Maybe this is why we are seeing so many children with severe, life-threatening allergies to common foods like peanuts.

Is the measles vaccine 100% safe? No way. I wrote about the problems with the MMR vaccine in past blog posts. I showed you research by Dr. Andrew Wakefield which found measles virus in the lymph tissue of 12 autistic children. These children never had measles, but they were vaccinated with the measles vaccine. Dr. Wakefield felt that vaccine could be causing the gut inflammation that most autistic kids suffer from. For that crime, he was prosecuted by the media and the medical profession. I wrote to you in August, 2014, (http://blog.drbrownstein.com/toxic-vaccines-and-autism-a-cdc-coverup/) that the Center for Disease Control—CDC—altered a 2004 study which hid the data that supported Dr. Wakefield’s research. A CDC whistleblower and author on that 2004 paper came forward to announce the 2004 paper was a fraud; the CDC hid data in the paper which showed a clear link between the early administration of the MMR vaccine and autism.

[…] I am still waiting for the highest levels of our Government to examine the CDC fraud. We need the U.S. Congress to call an open hearing to address this matter. Until this matter is resolved how can you fault any parent for questioning the safety of the MMR vaccine?

Perhaps Dr. Wakefield’s research was fraudulent (I have studied it and I don’t think it is). Until we know the truth from the CDC, a parent cannot know for sure whether the MMR vaccine is safe to give their child.

One last comment. Both of my much-older-than-I sisters had measles. Back then, it was a benign illness that everybody got. Just like chicken pox. That generation did just fine with measles. They did not suffer the plethora of autoimmune, allergic and chronic illness that the younger generations suffer from. Perhaps we need to do research comparing vaccinated with non-vaccinated populations. Unbelievably, this work still has not been done. There has not been a single randomized, controlled study of a vaccinated versus a non-vaccinated population.

H/t California Catholic Daily and FOTM’s MomOfIV

See also:

~Éowyn

Feminist, LGBT orgs threaten to ‘take action’ when Christian group invites them to debate

lauren bacall

Campus Reform: A female student was threatened by feminist and LGBT organizations at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington after she invited them to attend a pro-life event.

Madison Marston sent personal email invitations to UNCW’s National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL), PRIDE, and the Women’s and Gender Studies Student Association (WSSA), to extend an invitation to Ratio Christi’s “Abortion and Human Equality: A Pro Life Defense of the Unborn” discussion. The three organizations collectively declined while threatening Marston for sending the invitation.

“Each of the leaders of PRIDE, NARAL and WSSA ask that you no longer contact us directly,” the email, obtained by Campus Reform said. “As a student organization, your events are on the CAIC calendar, part of Hawk e-News, and disseminated in a variety of other ways, which is sufficient for us to be aware of them. We do not need, nor want, these invitations. If you continue to attempt to contact any of us, we will take further action.

In the email, the organizations said they already had a separate event scheduled for that same date but also said they will not participate in any debates with the Christian apologetics organization as they do not share the same beliefs when it comes to abortion and LGBT issues.

“As such, we have no desire to debate them with you or your organization,” the organizations said in the email. “We have no desire to hear from Mike Adams who has routinely mocked us and engaged in hostile and belittling behavior towards our organizations and beliefs. We have no desire to attend any event sponsored by your organization and its narrow beliefs steeped in religious bigotry and intolerance.”

As previously reported by Campus Reform, UNCW’s NARAL chapter celebrated those who provide illegal abortions—or “abortion heroes” as they called them—in the fall. The organization partnered with the school’s LGBTQIA Resource Office and the Women’s Studies and Resource Center (WSRC) to put on the event, which was promoted by school faculty.

Ratio Christi’s event, scheduled for Feb., 26, will host Adams, an outspoken conservative professor at UNCW, “to present a scientific and philosophical argument on the topic of abortion,” according to the event’s press release obtained by Campus Reform.

The free event has a Q&A portion concluding Adams’ talk, during which Marston, a biology and chemistry major, was hoping the other student organizations could participate.

“I had naively thought UNCW’s pro-choice student organizations would jump at any and every opportunity to participate in events on the topic of abortion,” Marston told Campus Reform in an interview. “Or at least, I thought they would be somewhat interested in having a platform to defend their views. If they believe so strongly that abortion is a woman’s right—why are they afraid to defend their belief?

Marston said she was not surprised that the organizations declined to participate in the event as they have not extended invitations to any pro-life organizations while hosting pro-abortion events in the past.

“If Ratio Christi is the intolerant party, why will NARAL, PRIDE, and the WSSA not tolerate our personal invitations?” she said. “Why will they not tolerate our attempt to engage with them on a topic of mutual interest?” UNCW’s College Democrats also declined the invitation to attend the event as “our party’s views do not align with the views of the speaker.”

“The unborn are viable at 21 weeks. Unfortunately many campus liberals are not viable even after 21 years,” Adams told Campus Reform. “They simply cannot survive in a free and open marketplace of ideas. That is why they demand to remain undisturbed inside protective wombs like the safe zone and the campus diversity center. That is also why they threaten to abort free speech by prosecuting those who seek to openly debate controversial ideas.” “If this is not intolerance I don’t know what is,” he said.

Marston told Campus Reform that she’s hopeful to eventually be able to plan an event with NARAL, PRIDE, and WSSA in order to discuss and debate topics such as abortion. Her response to the organizations’ email that clarified the event and encouraged them to attend, at least for the discussion portion, has gone unanswered.

NARAL, PRIDE, and WSSA did not respond to repeated requests for comment from Campus Reform. A representative from UNCW also did not respond to a request for comment from Campus Reform.

liberal tolerance

DCG

Southern Poverty Law Center Puts Dr. Ben Carson on “Extremist” List

From Newsmax:

Southern Poverty Law Center Puts Ben Carson on ‘Extremist’ List
Sunday, 08 Feb 2015 08:14 PM
By Greg Richter

The Southern Poverty Law Center has included likely 2016 presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson in its “Extremist Files.”

According to Carson’s page on the SPLC’s website, the retired neurosurgeon is included in the list because of his opposition to gay marriage.

The “Extremist Files” includes other people listed because they are “Anti-LGBT” or are members of the “Patriot Movement.” It includes people such as Louisiana politician David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, as well as number KKK members, neo-Nazis, white nationalists, Christian identity advocates and skinheads.

The SPLC says that after Carson made a speech condemning the Affordable Care Act at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast, he soon “was appearing as the keynoter at a rash of right-wing and hate group gatherings, linking gays with pedophiles, comparing the U.S. to Nazi Germany and endorsing biblical economic practices for 21st century America.”

It uses a set of quotes to back up its claims, including:

“Marriage is between a man and a woman. It’s a well-established pillar of society and no group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA [North American Man/Boy Association, a group advocating pedophilia], be they people who believe in bestiality — it doesn’t matter what they are, they don’t get to change the definition.” — Interview on Fox News’ “Hannity,” March 26, 2013

“[I]f we can redefine marriage as between two men or two women or any other way based on social pressures as opposed to between a man and a woman, we will continue to redefine it in any way that we wish, which is a slippery slope with a disastrous ending, as witnessed in the dramatic fall of the Roman Empire.” — “America the Beautiful: Resdiscovering What Made This Nation Great,” 2012 book written with Candy Carlson

“Obamacare is really the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery. And … in a way, it is slavery.” — Values Voter Summit, Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, 2013

“I mean [our government and institutions] are very much like Nazi Germany. … You know, you had a government using its tools to intimidate the population. We now live in a society where people are afraid to say what they really believe.” — Quoted by Breitbart News, March 12, 2014

“What we need to do is come up with something simple. And when I pick up by Bible, you know what I see? I see the first individual in the universe, God, and he’s given us a system. It’s called a tithe.” —Endorsing a flat tax for all Americans, White House Prayer Breakfast, Feb. 7, 2013

The SPLC, based in Montgomery, Alabama, describes itself as a civil rights organization, and includes on its “Hate Map” what many on the right consider to be simply conservative groups, including the Family Research Council.

That group was targeted by a gunman in August 2012 who found the group through the SPLC’s “Hate Map.” He had intended to shoot people and throw Chik-Fil-A sandwiches on them because of their opposition to gay marriage. He shot a guard, who then subdued him.

http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2013/03/16/black-neurosurgeon-dr-ben-carson-at-cpac