April 19, 2015

Bear Witness Archives

Making the Case Against (the Illegal) Common Core State Standards

There is growing controversy over the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) throughout the United States.  Grassroots movements are springing up everywhere in an attempt to educate voters who have never heard of the CCSS, hoping that they will join the ranks of those fighting against the CCSS.  Political activists’ efforts have also sought to address […]

Obama emailed Hillary Clinton at private address, didn’t know ‘details’ of account

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President Obama communicated with Hillary Rodham Clinton via email but didn’t know the “details” of how his secretary of state was using a private, off-the-books email address, the White House said Monday. “They did have the occasion to email one another. … He was not aware of the details of how that email address and […]

VIDEO: Ted Cruz Talks About Repealing Common Core


Senator Ted Cruz is dead-set on repealing Common Core education standards. Related Post THE SAD STATE OF EDUCATION 5/11/11   Over the past 30 years Americans have spent trillions of dollars on Education with a poor result.  Ask yourself, “are we insane to do the same things over and over an… THE STATE OF AMERICA’S […]


The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has a program called “Education for All” that includes the same people and same ideas as the U.S. Education Department’s Common Core. The Global Fund for Education was formulated by the UN, “agreed to” by Barack Obama, funded by Bill Gates, and Common Core was imposed on […]


Education is the single common-denominator for a healthy individual, family and country.  There is no doubt that the higher quality (not quantity) the education is, the more innovative, creative, productive, and successful the Population is, and the better the country is. Is this a problem? In this article, we examine the effect of a poor […]

How Obamacare Is Destroying Health Insurance

How Obamacare Is Destroying Health Insurance

The health insurance market is changing. And the changes are not good. Even before there was Obamacare, most insurers most of the time had perverse incentives to attract the healthy and avoid the sick. But now that the Affordable Care Act has completely changed the nature of market, the perverse incentives are worse than ever. […]

UN’s steady Israel-bashing reveals true face of a failed system

UN’s steady Israel-bashing reveals true face of a failed system

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem office, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, Pool) Hamas launched thousands of rockets at Israel last summer, and hid its weapons in schools, including United Nations-run facilities and other civilian sites. Yet, in a July 2014 report issued by the U.N. […]

How the President’s Summit Helped ISIS

How the President’s Summit Helped ISIS

By allowing ideology to trump good national security practice, the administration’s recent summit on “Violent Extremism” has empowered America’s enemies. Friday saw the close of the of the three-day international summit on violent extremism hosted by the White House. Coming as it did just a just after the release of ISIS/Islamic State videos on the […]

Obama: To Beat ISIS, We Must ‘Invest’ in ‘Education and Skills and Job Training’

Obama: To Beat ISIS, We Must ‘Invest’ in ‘Education and Skills and Job Training’

Was there any doubt where State Dept spokesIDIOT Marie Harf got her talking points from? This new INSANE narrative to improve social and economic conditions in the middle east and other islamic extremists breeding ground came of course from the imperial regime. Harf was sent out to break the ice and now his majesty made […]

Could Common Core cause a Republican civil war in 2016?

Could Common Core cause a Republican civil war in 2016?

People protesting the Common Core education standards demonstrate near the hotel where the meeting of Tennessee’s Education Summit is taking place on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. APCommon Core federal education standards are riling the conservative base, and as the 2016 Republican presidential field takes shape, the standards — seen by right wing […]


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Dept. of Justice Honors Islamic Activist Allegedly Linked to Al Qaeda Charity

Dept. of Justice Honors Islamic Activist Allegedly Linked to Al Qaeda Charity

In June, a flurry of press coverage in Western New York reported on the close relationship between District Attorney William Hochul and local Muslim leader Dr. Khalid Qazi. Vows of mutual respect and support were exchanged between Hochul and Qazi, and so were ceremonial awards. The Department of Justice gave Qazi its Attorney General’s Citizen […]

GAO: Yes, Obama’s Taliban/Bergdahl Exchange Was Illegal

GAO: Yes, Obama's Taliban/Bergdahl Exchange Was Illegal

  This isn’t necessarily “news,” per se, but it’s confirmation from a respected nonpartisan source.  The ‘Taliban Five’ for Bergdahl trade, sans mandatory Congressional notification, was not legal.  But the Obama White House executed it anyway, over the objections of the intelligence community:   President Obama’s decision to exchange captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Guantanamo Bay […]

The Jihadi Serial Killer no One’s Talking About

The Jihadi Serial Killer no One's Talking About

For two bloody months, an armed jihadist serial killer ran loose across the country. At least four innocent men died this spring and summer as acts of “vengeance” on behalf of aggrieved Muslims, the self-confessed murderer has now proclaimed. Have you heard about this horror? Probably not. The usual suspects who decry hate crimes and […]

Islamic State threat ‘beyond anything we’ve seen': Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said on Thursday. “They are an imminent threat to every interest we have, whether it’s in Iraq or anywhere else,” Defense Secretary […]

Caliphate Jihadist Decapitates an American Journalist and Obama Resumes Playing Golf

A graphic video obtained by NBC News purportedly shows James Wright Foley reciting threats against America before he is executed by an ISIS militant. Journalist James Foley, a 1996 Marquette graduate, speaks about his experiences as a captive in Libya during a speaking engagement at Marquette University Wednesday, December 7, 2011. Foley was kidnapped in […]


Four Years Into Obamacare, Less Than 2 Percent of Uninsured Americans Have Gotten Covered


It’s been four years since the creation of Obamacare, and only 1.4 percent of previously uninsured Americans now have healthcare. Breitbart reports: According to  CNBC , of the 5 million people the Obama administration  claims  have enrolled in Obamacare, just 715,000 are previously uninsured Americans who have chosen and paid for new insurance. As the  Washington Post  notes, there are 48.6 million uninsured Americans. That means that after four years of being the law of the land, Obamacare–whose purported purpose was to cover the uninsured–has provided coverage for just 1.4% of uninsured Americans.   Indeed, the vast majority of […]

Former Miss Universe Is ‘Gagged,’ Cries Bloody Tears To Protest Venezuelan Government


Stefanía Fernández, Miss Universe 2009, is bound, gagged, and bloodied for a campaign aimed at drawing the world’s attention to alleged human rights abuses taking place in her country, Venezuela. All photos by Daniel Bracci. She’s posed for the cameras sporting bikinis and evening gowns. But in her latest photo shoot, Miss Universe 2009 is bound, gagged, and bloodied for a campaign aimed at drawing the world’s attention to alleged human rights abuses taking place in her country, Venezuela, where anti-government protests have led to the deaths of at least 30 people in the last few weeks. Stefania Fernandez […]

Common Core: Anatomy of a Failure

    When Bill and Melinda Gates go to Africa and see healthy people and sick people, they presumably have a single thought: what can we do to make everyone healthy?  The problems are easily understood; goals can be clearly stated.  Given a big commitment, there’s a high chance of success. When Bill Gates looks […]

Why Russell Crowe’s film “Noah” has touched my heart for all the WRONG reasons


My wife and I decided to catch the premier of Russell Crowe’s latest film “Noah” in Hong Kong last night. The movie was showing in 3-D and made its Asian premier on Mar 27 th a full day before its highly anticipated debut in America. The idea of having superstar actors Russell Crowe and Anthony Hopkins star in a film that tells one of the oldest stories of mankind definitely piqued my interest. I was interested to see how today’s modern technology could give a modern twist and share this beautiful story with a new generation of movie lovers. Five […]

Vatican Chief Justice: Obama’s Policies ‘Progressively More Hostile Toward Christian Civilization’

President Barack Obama’s policies “have become progressively more hostile toward Christian civilization,” Cardinal Raymond Burke, head of the highest court at the Vatican, said in a recent interview. Cardinal Burke added that Obama wants to restrict religious freedom and force the individuals, outside of his or her place of worship, “to act against his rightly-formed […]

High court to weigh limits of religious liberty in O-Care case

President Obama’s signature healthcare law is headed back to the Supreme Court in a high-stakes case that could redefine the limits of religious freedom in the United States. The high court on Tuesday will hear challenges to ObamaCare’s contentious “birth control mandate,” which requires companies to offer contraceptive services to workers as part of their […]

Sassy T-Shirt Burning Girl: What if Liberal Logic on the 2nd Amendment Were Applied to All Rights?

This pro-Second Amendment rant from sassy “Obama is my homeboy” T-shirt-burning girl Carey Wedler is pretty compelling. But at times, she strays into territory conservatives are not going to agree with. First off, Wedler extends the flawed logic of gun control supporters to other amendments of the Constitution, which is brilliant rhetorically. Rights are based […]

Call the Hypocrisy Police: Michelle Obama Praises Free Speech on China Trip That Banned Journalists

The White House banned journalists from accompanying Michelle Obama on her trip to China and explained that it was because the purpose of her trip is not political. Some news outlets even repeated the White House’s assertion of the non-political nature of the visit without mentioning that the press was not allowed to accompany them. […]

The Pentagon’s Bow to Islamic Extremism

“Caving to pressure from Muslim groups, the Pentagon has relaxed uniform rules to allow Islamic beards, turbans and hijabs. It’s a major win for political correctness and a big loss for military unit cohesion,” said a recent report. This new relaxation of rules for Muslims comes at a time when the FBI is tracking more […]

Obama Nominates Radical Gun Grabber for Surgeon General


President Obama is using every executive power in his arsenal to infringe on Second Amendment rights. His latest maneuver is to nominate a rabidly anti-gun doctor to be the next U.S. surgeon general. Dr. Vivek Murthy is facing Senate approval in upcoming weeks. Dr. Murthy is the 36-year-old president and co-founder of Doctors for America, a group that advocates for Obamacare and gun control laws. The group calls gun violence "a public health crisis." It pushes for Congress to ban "assault weapons" and "high-capacity" magazines and calls for spending tax dollars for more gun-control research. The organization also lobbies […]

Second Amendment Victory: Liberal Court Rules Unconstitutional For Government to Restrict Concealed Carry Permits Based on “Need”

The infamously liberal Federal Ninth Circuit Court of appeals has struck down a California law practically banning people from carry a gun in public for self defense in the Peruta v. San Diego case. The decision struck down requirements of "need" or "cause" to carry a handgun in public based on violent threats to a person as unconstitutional. In other words, the State cannot restrict an individual from carrying a firearm because a government official doesn’t think they face enough threats to justify doing so and affirms carrying a gun in public for self defense is in fact a […]

Army sent in to Venezuelan cities as unrest prompts coup warning

A car burns during clashes between demonstrators and security police in Caracas, capital of Venezuela

A car burns during clashes between demonstrators and security police in Caracas, capital of Venezuela On Wednesday, the visceral political and class hatreds that have riven Venezuelan society were on full display. Three people were shot dead and dozens injured when long-brewing anger over the country’s deepening economic and security woes erupted into violence during rival protests by government supporters and opponents. Demonstrators throw rocks at riot police in Caracas (AP) Troops used tear gas to disperse protesters as government buildings were vandalised and cars torched. Some opposition protesters, many masking their faces, hurled stones and burned tyres in […]

Hypocrisy: Photo-ID required for NAACP rally but not at the polls?


Participants in a march and rally sponsored by the NAACP got a list of "do’s and don’ts" when they assembled last week. "DO wear a hat and very comfortable shoes" and "DO bring photo identification (driver’s license, passport or other valid photo ID) with you and keep it on your person at all times." Left off the list was "DO as we say, and DON’T do as we do." Click on graphic for larger version. Click on graphic for larger version. This is the same outfit that is among the loudest and shrillest critics of the requirement in North […]