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April 19, 1775: The Shot Heard Round the World

“By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard round the world.” Ralph Waldo Emerson       “Sheriff Taylor” reminds us in the above video clip that it is not an iron rule of nature that History must be […]

Lamentations for Holy Saturday

Something for the weekend.  Lamentations for  Holy Saturday by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and sung by The Tallis Scholars.

Obama-appointed federal judge says Ohio must recognize out-of-state same-sex ‘marriages’

by Catherine Briggs CINCINNATI, OH, April 17, 2014 ( – On Monday, an Obama-appointed federal judge ruled that Ohio authorities must recognize same-sex “marriages” contracted outside the state. Ohio currently bans such unions. Judge Timothy Black additionally called the state’s marriage…

True marriage supporters ‘not welcome’ in New York: councilman

by Catherine Briggs NEW YORK, April 17, 2014, ( – A New York City councilman has effectively told traditional marriage supporters they are “not welcome” in the Big Apple. In response to Chick-fil-A’s proposed plans to expand their business and set up restaurants in several locations,…

Illinois rejects ban on reparative therapy for minors with same-sex attraction

by Kirsten Andersen SPRINGFIELD, IL, April 17, 2014 ( – The Illinois House voted last week to reject a bill that would have banned reparative therapy for minors with unwanted same-sex attraction (SSA).  It is the fifth state to vote down a ban on the practice in recent months, following high…

Conservative pro-life MP Vellacott supports NDP palliative care motion

by Thaddeus Baklinski OTTAWA, April 17, 2014 ( – Support for a motion tabled by an NDP Member of Parliament calling on the federal government to establish a pan-Canadian palliative and end-of-life care policy is growing after its first hour of debate earlier this month, with veteran pro-life MP Maurice…

Health Canada decision on RU-486 stalled until 2015: report

by Peter Baklinski OTTAWA, Ontario, April 17, 2014 ( – Health Canada’s decision whether to forbid or allow RU-486, described by abortion advocates as the “gold standard” of abortion pills, may not happen until 2015, a Canadian news agency is reporting. reported Wednesday…

Pro-abortion leaders join pro-lifers in calling for transparency on Obamacare’s abortion coverage

by Dustin Siggins WASHINGTON, D.C., April 17, 2014 ( — Throughout 2013, pro-life Republicans pushed for more transparency on abortion coverage in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Now, they are being joined by the Guttmacher Institute and Think Progress in the push for clarity on insurance plans that cover…

Didn’t You Always Suspect This?

  From the only reliable source of news on the net, The Onion:   WASHINGTON—Putting the nation on alert against what it has described as a “highly credible terrorist threat,” the FBI announced today that it has uncovered a plot by members of al-Qaeda to sit back and enjoy themselves while the United States collapses […]

Clive Bundy and the Rule of Law

    The stand off between the Bureau of Land Management and rancher Clive Bundy raises some very intriguing questions about the rule of law in the land of the free and the home of the brave in this year of grace 2014.  Bundy and his family have grazed cattle on federal land for generations.   In […]

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