A new survey shows huge swaths of the American public don’t know the most basic tenets of their government, and a Hillsdale College politics professor says the lack of knowledge is playing a huge role in the politics of outrage and violence, since the perpetrators have no idea how the United States is supposed to work.
Earlier this month, the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania released a survey showing a dismal comprehension of constitutional basics. A third of Americans could not name a single branch of government. Another 27 percent could only name one. Only 26 percent could list the legislative, executive and judicial branches.
When asked to name one of the freedoms enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution, 37 percent could not name any. Forty-eight percent did come up with freedom of speech, but when asked to name another, only 15 percent could name freedom of religion, 14 percent cited freedom of the press, 10 percent knew of the right to assembly and just 3 percent were aware of their right to petition the government to address their grievances…. read more
Jack Graham, pastor of the Dallas-area, 40,000-member Prestonwood Baptist Church, told CP in a Friday phone interview that the group of evangelical pastors and leaders is now called The Faith Leaders Initiative, and that they are not an official council or government body. They function in a primarily pastoral and spiritual capacity even as they do have the president’s ear on many issues that matter to them, he said. Amid the calls for members of this group to resign, Graham said that as far as he was concerned, it would be “immoral” to do so.
“What we may say to the president privately in calling him out, or expressing our concerns anything he or a member of his team might do … people want us to expose the president or to express our disdain for this, that or the other. That’s not our responsibility as I view it,” Graham said.
“Do we want him to be more of a uniter right now? Absolutely.”
But he rejected the notion that he and others are morally obligated to bail on the president…. read more
“He stressed that what the United States is experiencing is fundamentally a “sin problem” that the world cannot solve.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — An 11-year-old boy in khaki shorts and a red polo shirt got the lawn-mowing gig of a lifetime Friday when President Donald Trump put him to work in the Rose Garden.
Frank Giaccio, who goes by the initials FX, was so focused on doing his job that he didn’t even notice when Trump emerged from the White House to check out his work.
FX, who lives in the Washington suburb of Falls Church, Virginia, kept right on pushing the mower in a long, straight row as Trump walked alongside him… read more
Front Page Mag, Daniel Greenfield: Susan Rice’s excuse for unmasking the names of top Trump officials in the Obama eavesdropping effort was that they were meeting with the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates. The carefully packaged CNN story, which reeks of the Goebbelsian media manipulations of “Obama whisperer” Ben Rhodes, tries to clumsily tie the whole thing to the Russians. But for once it’s not about Russia. It’s about Islam.
The UAE has become best known for being the first regional Muslim oil state to turn against the Muslim Brotherhood and the entire Arab Spring enterprise. It helped mobilize opposition to the Qatari agenda. The ultimate outcome of that effort was that Egypt was stabilized under a non-Islamist president and the Islamist takeover in Libya is looking rather shaky. The Saudi coalition against Qatar, the sugar daddies of Hamas, Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood, has its origins in that effort…. read more
If the Trump administration puts sanctions on China, this would hurt America more because it just forces China and Russia and other countries to cooperate, says investor and financial commentator Jim Rogers.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned on Tuesday that the US could impose economic sanctions on China if it does not implement the new sanctions regime against North Korea, saying that the restrictions could involve cutting off Beijing’s access to the US financial system.
“If China doesn’t follow these sanctions, we will put additional sanctions on them and prevent them from accessing the US and international dollar system, and that’s quite meaningful,” Mnuchin said at the Delivering Alpha Conference in New York City…. read more
A gigantic sinkhole opened up in Apopka, Florida on September 13, 2017, literally opening a crack in the Earth. Another consequence of Hurricane Irma big time flooding.
Irma was so powerful that it drained shorelines in Florida and the Bahamas. And as some already asked me on Facebook and in the comments, the resulting flooding also caused apocalyptical sceneries like this giant sinkhole literally scaring the Earth in Apopka… read more
THE ONLY WAY THAT THOSE CENTER CORE COLUMNS – 47 IN ALL – COULD HAVE COLLAPSED IS IF THE COLUMNS HAS PREVIOUSLY ALREADY BEEN CUT PRIOR TO IMPACT.
For the past 15 years, I have watched well over 100 hours of video related to 9/11. Probably closer to 200 hours. And after a decade and a half of watching every video I could get my hands on, produced to support every agenda pro and con you could possibly imagine, I have come to an inescapable conclusion.
All three of the buildings in New York City – Tower #1, Tower #2 and Building #7 – were brought down by controlled demolition.
The architects of the World Trade Center , anticipating a plane or multiple planes hitting the buildings, designed them to be able to handle the planes hitting like a “pencil hitting mosquito netting”.
WORLD TRADE CENTER TOWERS WERE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO WITHSTAND MULTIPLE COMMERCIAL JETLINER IMPACTS… read more
opinion: We already know our government and the leaders of the U.S. have people that are for their own agenda and are paid and follow a cult. This article is pretty amazing and someone did their homework all we can say is WOW! What are your thoughts on this?
An earthquake swarm in south eastern Idaho is rattling windows across parts of the state and Wyoming and Utah. There have now been over 260 earthquakes since September 2, in the Soda Springs area and many have been over a magnitude of four or even higher on the scale.
The earthquake swarm in Southeast Idaho looked like it might be ending or at least slowing down on Thursday and Friday. But then Saturday arrived and by the day’s end, 19 quakes had struck.
There have been 34 more temblors so far Sunday, bringing the earthquake total since the swarm began on Sept. 2 to 204 quakes. All of the quakes have occurred in the Caribou County area east, southeast and northeast of Soda Springs.
While many believe California and the West Coast are ripe for a huge earthquake, the heartland is often forgotten and these earthquakes are being swept under the rug and largely unimportant to the public at large…. read more