January 29, 2023

House Freedom Caucus leader sees better days under McCarthy

Rep. Scott Perry and other members of the conservative Freedom Caucus talk to reporters in Statuary Hall about their opposition to voting for Rep. Kevin McCarthy to be speaker of the House, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 6, 2src23. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo “Nancy Pelosi ran Congress like a prison camp,” Rep.

Chinese Citizens Protests Against Lockdowns and Lack of Freedom

Chinese in over 80 cities protests against the Covid Lockdowns and lack of freedom Sadly Communist China always ends protests with blood and arrests. China Joe did not speak since his entire family has been bought by China. In January 2023, Republicans in the House of Representatives must investigate the corruption of the Biden family […]

House Freedom Caucus ties itself in knots over challenging McCarthy

“There’s many times where we have come to the leader, the minority leader, over the last two years and asked him to fight on various opportunities and various issues, and I have not seen the demonstrated fight that we’re looking for,” Good said. “So I expect there will be a challenge to him as speaker

Freedom Caucus poised to pull its hardest McCarthy punch

“I hope … we’re not going to mount a challenge,” Freedom Caucus member Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas) said in an interview. “This is the most organized we’ve ever been. So why would we change it?” The group does plan to push for modifications that would empower them in a future Republican majority, including the power

Florida Honors Freedom Fighters on 60th Anniversary of Bay of Pigs Ambush

Veterans of the 2506 Brigade, a group of Cuban exiles and American citizens whom President John F. Kennedy abandoned in the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, observed the 60th anniversary of the failed liberation operation this weekend. The operation began on April 17, 1961, concluding on April 19 with the killing of dozens of Americans…

Religious Freedom Commissioners ‘Flattered’ by China’s Sanctions

The leaders of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) said Sunday they are “flattered” to be on the list of those the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has sanctioned. Gayle Manchin and Tony Perkins, the chairman and vice chairman of the USCIRF, wrote in Sunday’s Wall Street Journal that the CCP sanctions represent “a…

Gov. Ron DeSantis: Florida ‘Oasis of Freedom’ in Country of Lockdowns

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) called his state an “oasis of freedom” on Friday during his speech to CPAC. The governor, who has followed a strategy of remaining open during the coronavirus pandemic, welcomed attendees from across the country to the Sunshine State. “We are an oasis of freedom in a nation that’s suffering in…

‘Let Freedom Ring’ Protest Denied Permit at California State Capitol

The California Highway Patrol has denied a permit to a protest titled “Let Freedom Ring” that was to have taken place Sunday outside the State Capitol building in Sacramento. “Let freedom ring” is a famous refrain from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. King’s birthday, a federal holiday, is observed Monday.…

Election Fallout Reveals Battle Between Freedom and Communism

(Tom Pennington/Getty Images) A choice that transcends the political right and left When the founders of our newspaper fled a communist regime to come to America, they never expected that this great nation would one day become the focal point of the battle between communism and freedom. Many Americans believe communism is an abstract concept, […]

At the Supreme Court, a Red Line for Religious Freedom

A majority of justices set limits on state lockdown power last week, in what would seem a watershed for the new court. In a helter-skelter year for Americans’ conception of themselves, their freedoms and the very integrity of the democratic process itself, the Supreme Court set limits last week on the state’s power to curtail…

Rep.-Elect Burgess Owens Announces ‘Freedom Force’ To Fight Leftist ‘Squad’

Republican Utah Rep.-elect Burgess Owens said Friday that he looks forward to being part of the “Freedom Force” in Congress to counter the Democratic “squad.” “We have a ‘Freedom Force’ versus ‘Squad’,” Owens explained to Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle,” describing the newly elected GOP House members who oppose the leftist “Squad” led by Democratic…

Rep. Ted Budd on Calls to Cancel Thanksgiving: ‘Liberal Politicians Want Freedom for Themselves, but Not for You’

House Republicans are speaking out following the Democrat calls to essentially cancel traditional Thanksgiving plans out of fear of the Chinese coronavirus, with one GOP lawmaker warning Americans that “liberal politicians want freedom for themselves, but not for you.” “Nov. 7: Democrat officials celebrate in the streets. Now: Democrat officials say citizens can’t celebrate Thanksgiving.…

First Lady Hosts Gold Star Families, Reminds Americans of the Military’s ‘Selfless Sacrifices’ for Freedom.

First Lady Melania Trump reminded Americans Monday night of the “selfless sacrifice” of military men and women who have given their lives so that we can live in freedom, leaving their own Gold Star family members behind, like those she and husband Donald Trump hosted at the White House. “It was a privilege to welcome […]

Donald Trump Announces Freedom for American Citizens Detained in North Korea.

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday morning that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was returning from North Korea after successfully negotiating the release of three American citizens. “I am pleased to inform you that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the air and on his way back from North Korea with the 3 wonderful gentlemen […]

Study: Trump Religious Freedom Order Helps 13.7 Million Receive Health Care and Social Services.

Image via Shutterstock, a Roman Catholic doctor holds Rosary beads while wearing a stethoscope. One year ago, President Donald Trump issued an executive order promoting free speech and religious freedom across the federal government. According to a study released on Thursday, also the National Day of Prayer, this order played a critical role in allowing […]

Trump at NRA Convention: Trusting The People with Guns Is Part of Trusting Them with Freedom.

While speaking to the NRA convention on May 4, President Trump made clear that trusting the people with guns is part of trusting them with freedom. Trump commented on freedom and his enduring trust in American citizens in the portion of the speech in which he addressed arming teachers to protect students. He literally advocated […]

Revisiting Paul Revere’s Ride – The Alarm

At this time of year in Boston, a good number of people have focused on the Boston Marathon, which was a bit chilly for participants and spectators alike recently. Yet, in April of 1775, another sort of race captured the attention of folks in Massachusetts. It was a race to alarm the people that their […]

Looks like a Happy New Year for the Forces of Freedom.

As I leave D.C. for a weekend in frosty New York City, thousands of people are taking to the streets of Iran to protest the corruption and mismanagement of the ruling mullahs. The White House is not following the last president’s “bearing witness” to the pleas of the oppressed.  It has, instead, issued through the Department of State a […]

8 Freedom Fighters You Should Know About From 2017.

There are talkers and doers, sowers of dissatisfaction seeds and agents of lasting change. Much of my column work over the year is dedicated to exposing the worst in politics, pop culture, media, and the policy arena. But to ring out 2017, I’m raising a toast to some of my favorite bulldogs—vigilant citizens, independent journalists […]

The First 3 Phases Of The Downward Slope From Freedom To Communism

November 7 marks the centennial of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. There are many reasons beyond the historical to ponder the legacy of communism. Ever since Vladimir Lenin overthrew Russia’s nascent parliamentary democracy in 1917 to establish a brutal dictatorship, many other nations have fallen for the bait-and-switch scheme called communism, and often labelled socialism. […]

Lonely, Confused Atheists Call New Obamacare Religious Exemption A ‘Burden To Religious Freedom’

American atheist groups released statements suggesting that they are hopelessly confused after the Trump administration announced a birth control exemption for employee health insurance plans in cases when employers have sincere religious or moral objections to birth control. The administration’s Affordable Care Act exemption — announced on Friday — includes private companies, universities and “any […]

Inspired by Venezuelan Protests, Cuban Activists Plan Freedom Concert against Castro Regime

The “Concert for Freedom in Cuba” will bring together “recognized voices inside and out” of the country to join “the cause of freedom for a people that have been imprisoned in their own land for more than half a century,” and take place sometime at the end of the year.  (Flickr) After watching Venezuelans take […]

Why the Democrats Oppose Economic Freedom

The seeds of the modern bureaucratic or administrative state go back to the Progressive Era of American history in the early 20th century. But progressive regulation morphed into the hyper-control of our present federal government during the New Deal. Modern students, whose history education has been directed by teachers who “accept” the reality of a […]

The LGBT Agenda vs. Religious Freedom

One day in 2012, Charles Craig and David Mullins entered Jack Phillips’ Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, to order a wedding cake. Phillips, a Christian and self-described “cake artist” who custom-designs cakes for various occasions, politely declined, citing his religious beliefs. Having previously, in the words of his lawyer, refused to bake cakes for Halloween, […]

Report: Religious Freedom At Risk In America

Americans shouldn’t take their religious freedom for granted because it’s under severe attack, says a new report from the First Liberty Institute. As The Washington Free Beacon reports, the non-profit organization says threats to religious liberty are up 133 percent since 2011. Encroachments on faith are coming from a wide variety of sources, including the government, business […]

House Freedom Caucus Announces Support Of House GOP Obamacare Repeal Bill.

The House Freedom Caucus announced its official support for the leadership-backed Obamacare repeal bill Wednesday, having been swayed by an amendment that makes substantial changes to the initial legislation. “NEWS: Freedom Caucus announces official position of support for AHCA with MacArthur amendment included,” HFC spokeswoman Alyssa Farah confirmed in a tweet. The decision comes after […]

Trump takes risk with Freedom Caucus attack

Donald Trump famously bullied contestants on his “Apprentice” reality-TV show. He bullied his presidential opponents, “Little Marco” and “Lyin’ Ted” and “Crooked Hillary,” during the 2016 campaign. After the far-right Freedom Caucus blocked his ObamaCare repeal bill, President Trump took to Twitter and threatened to back primary challengers to oust them in 2018. But Trump’s […]

Freedom Caucus Is an Ally, Not an Enemy in Draining the Swamp

President Donald Trump’s tweet that it’s the House Freedom Caucus that “we must fight” shows there may be a little confusion about what “draining the swamp” means or, at the very least, what it looks like. The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don't get on the team, & fast. We […]

Trump Doubles Down On House Freedom Caucus For Opposing Obamacare Repeal

President Donald Trump spoke out for the second time against members of the House Freedom Caucus (HFC) Thursday for not supporting the American Health Care Act (AHCA). HFC Chairman Mark Meadow proved to be a formidable roadblock for the president and Republican leadership. Meadows was able to whip conservatives into standing against the AHCA, which, […]

Gingrich: Freedom Caucus Saved House Republicans From Destructive Vote.

Monday on Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto: Coast to Coast,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said the House Freedom Caucus saved House Republicans from a politically destructive vote when they refused to support the House Republican health care bill which only had a 17 percent approval rating among voters. Gingrich said, “Not voting on Friday was […]

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