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Nation

Government Power and Evil: Daniel Greenfield
Why Obama’s Presidency Has to Be All About Race Now: Federalist
Pelosi and Schumer need to read the Constitution: Betsy McCaughey

The Meltdown of the Obama Genderhawks: Michelle Malkin
‘Tax Freedom Day’ falls three days later this year: DC
Two minority Democrats in Chicago support GOP candidate for governor: Allen West

Democrats, GOP all just united behind Cruz bill – unanimously: BPR
Obama To Attend Texas Fundraiser Same Day As Ft. Hood Memorial: CBS Houston
RGA poll shows Scott Brown ahead of Jeanne Shaheen in NH: Moe Lane

Economy

White House #WarOnMath: Women do not make 77 cents on the dollar: Freddoso
40 Central Banks Are Betting This Will Be The Next Reserve Currency: ZH
Hedge Fund Guys Who Started Mortgage Meltdown Want Your Tax Dollars: VDARE

Scandal Central

Massive Voter Fraud Tainted ’12 Election: Dick Morris
Ex Post Facto – Connecticut’s “Assault Weapon” Ban Is Blatantly Unconstitutional: Bearing Arms
GOWDY: You don’t have discretion on whether to follow the law or not… HOLDER: I disagree…: Scoop

Climate & Energy

The Washington Post Corrects, Disingenuously: Power Line
EPA Studies and Preordained Conclusions: AT
The Truth about Fracking : Kevin D. Williamson

Media

Some thoughts on 2016 from an anonymous journalist reader: Instapundit
Our Racist Media: Instapundit
Sharpton on Drug Sting Tape: Rev says government tried to set him up: NYDN

MOBZILLA. The Purging of Brendan Eich: Wilderness
The Endless Purge: Ace
New Dem Poll Warns Of Midterm Disaster For Democrats: WZ

CNN “Stunned” By White House’s Dishonest Rhetoric On Equal Pay: WZ
Ben Sasse: A Story That Needed Telling: Erick Erickson
Liz Cheney Fires Back at Pelosi: ‘Her Spine Doesn’t Reach Her Brain’: Mediaite

World

The New World “disOrder” Is On The Horizon: Asylum Watch
Kerry Rejects ‘Premature Judgment About the Failure of Everything’ in Obama’s Foreign Policy: PJM
Carney Says Iran’s Hostage-Taker Pick ‘Not Viable’ for UN Ambassador: PJM

Islam Is What Happens When Civilization Loses: Daniel Greenfield
Testifying Before U.S. Senate, Kerry Places Blame on Israel for Peace Talks Failure: Algemeiner
‘Recognize Reality’: McCain Criticizes Kerry for His Trifecta of Foreign Policy Failures: Breitbart

Banned in the British Library: Pipes
How to Assist Evil: Walter Williams
2013 Military Photographer of the Year awards: Stripes

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Google Enters the Hotel Business, Takes on Advertisers Priceline, Expedia, and Trip Advisor: Mish
Windows XP support officially ends today, still used by over 25 percent of PCs: Engadget
Brands of 1964: Where Are the Foods of Yesteryear? They’re Still Here!: American Digest

Cornucopia

Gender Pay Gaps and the Mighty Obama Samurai Pen: MOTUS
A Floridian Comments On Jeb Bush’s Immigration Trial Balloon: VDARE
Pro wrestling legend The Ultimate Warrior dies at 54: Fox

Image: Ukraine: Communist lawmakers scuffle with right-wing
Sponsored by: Matt Bevin for Senate — Help Fire Mitch McConnell

QOTD: ““For thirty years, nobody has wanted to run against [Mitch McConnell]. For thirty years he has been a bully who has intimidated people, and he has had this Machiavellian death-grip on people, and he has caused people to live in fear. But this our government, we pay his salary, and there is no reason people should be intimidated by a man who works for them.”” —Matt Bevin

Doug Ross @ Journal

Video of my message to Liberty University: “Facing the Fire: Standing For Christ In An Age of Evil.” When it comes to the Holocaust, we say “Never again.” Yet America has aborted 55 million babies. Is darkness not falling? Is judgment not coming? What do we think will happen?

Rosenberg-LibertyOn Friday, March 21st, I had the honor of addressing more than 10,000 students at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia with a message titled, “Facing The Fire: Standing For Christ In An Age of Evil.” 

(To watch the 29 minute message, please click here.)

Opening with Daniel chapter three, I shared the biblical story of three Jewish men — Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego — who were thrown in a fiery furnace by an evil tyrant because they refused to bow down a worship a false god.

Sharing some lessons from the Holocaust, I shared several true stories of the real heroes — Jewish and Christian — who inspired the novel, The Auschwitz Escape

Then, noting that “darkness is falling” in Iran, North Korea, China, Russia and around the world, I also urged these students to love God and love their neighbors and stand boldly and courageously for Jesus Christ and the Word of God, no matter what the cost.

One of the most important elements of the message, for me personally, was reminding the students that in my lifetime, Americans have aborted 55 million babies. If this is not stopped, in the next few years, Americans will have murdered 60 million people.

“Consider the implications of that number,” I told them. “That will mean that Americans will have killed ten times more people than the number of Jews that the Nazis murdered during the Holocaust.”

We know the judgment that came upon Nazi Germany because of what they did, I noted. What do we think is going to happen to America?

Unless we repent, America will be judged. Unless we change course and God grants us mercy and forgiveness, America will implode. It’s only God’s grace that He hasn’t judged us already. I made it clear to the students that I don’t know when that judgment will come. That said, all the evidence suggests we are overdue.

We must study the Word of God and draw lessons from the stories of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego. We must also study the Holocaust and draw lessons from the stories of the heroes like Rudolf Vrba, Fred Wetzler, Pastor Andre Trocme and others. But we must also look deeply into our souls and determine whether we are willing to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, and love our neighbors as ourselves. Are we willing to love and protect and rescue the needy and the poor and the suffering, even if they don’t believe what we believe, even if they never choose to follow Christ? Are we willing to resist the evil tyrants of our day? Will we refuse to bow down to false gods and humanist systems, even if we are imprisoned, tortured or executed?

The lessons from the Book of Daniel, and the lessons from the Holocaust, are not ancient history that have no bearing on our lives in our times. Evil is rising today. We, too, will face the fire, and the question is: Will we bow before Nebuchadnezzar’s golden image, or will we stand for Christ and His Word?


Joel C. Rosenberg’s Blog

Here’s the video of the Fox News interview from Jerusalem: “The dangers of unchecked evil.”

Discussing "The Auschwitz Escape" with Fox News anchor Shannon Bream from Jerusalem.

Discussing “The Auschwitz Escape” with Fox News anchor Shannon Bream from Jerusalem.

(Jerusalem, Israel) — On Sunday, Fox News Channel anchor Shannon Bream interview me via satellite from here in Israel about the new book, The Auschwitz Escape. She also asked me about the national survey we commissioned for the release of the book.

Here are some of the results of the poll we discussed. Later today, I plan to post more of the poll we discussed.

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Joel C. Rosenberg’s Blog

PRENTICE-HALL OUTRAGE: Its Common Core-aligned History Textbooks Depict World War II-Era America as Evil

Thanks to Townhall‘s Terrence Moore, we have a pretty good idea of the kind of brainwashing America’s high school students are in for as it applies to World War II.

The opening page of the slim chapter devoted to World War II called “War Shock” features a photograph of a woman inspecting a large stockpile of thousand-pound bomb castings. The notes in the margins of the Teacher’s Edition set the tone:

In this section, nonfiction prose and a single stark poem etch into a reader’s mind the dehumanizing horror of world war. . . .

The editors of the textbook script the question teachers are supposed to ask students in light of the photograph as well as provide the answer:

Ask: What dominant impression do you take away from this photograph?

Possible response: Students may say that the piled rows of giant munitions give a strong impression of America’s power of mass production and the bombs’ potential for mass destruction.

Translation: Americans made lots of big bombs that killed lots of people.

The principal selection of the chapter is taken from John Hersey’s Hiroshima. It is a description of ordinary men and women in Hiroshima living out their lives the day the bomb was dropped…

There is no reading in this chapter ostensibly devoted to World War II that tells why America entered the war. There is no document on Pearl Harbor or the Rape of Nanking or the atrocities committed against the Jews or the bombing of Britain. The book contains no speech of Winston Churchill or F.D.R.

The United States of America, you turds at Prentice-Hall, was engaged in an existential fight against pure evil.

Tell me, schmucks: did you show some of the photographs taken by Japanese soldiers at the Rape of Nanking as they impaled babies on bayonets and raped women to death with sharp sticks?

Tell me, you freaking moonbats: did you show the bodies stacked like cord-wood at Auschwitz?

Millions upon millions murdered — gassed, shot, starved — and America is the malevolent actor?

History lesson for the progressive dimwits at Prentice-Hall: World War II drew to an abrupt conclusion with the detonation of two nuclear weapons.

Had the bombs not gone off, tens of millions on both sides would have perished and the war would have continued for years on end.

In fact, had the bombs failed to detonate, the Allies were prepared to launch Operation Downfall, the invasion of mainland Japan. Downfall was itself split into two massive ops: Operation Olympic and Operation Coronet.

Given the suicidal defensive stands mounted by the Japanese at Iwo Jima and Okinawa, war planners assumed for a minimum of “millions for American casualties and the tens of millions for Japanese casualties.”

Put simply, Prentice-Hall should celebrate America’s nuclear weapons as helping to defeat pure evil while preventing tens of millions of additional deaths.

Moore concludes with an excellent question:

Do we want the children just now entering school and in the years to come—who may have never met their great-grandparents—to be made ashamed of that Greatest Generation, of America, and of our resolution to remain free?

No, it is Prentice-Hall — not our veterans — that should be ashamed of itself. I would recommend any school board reject that company’s left-wing propaganda and utilize real American History books instead.

Related: No Substitute for Victory. Hat tip: Sara Noble.

Doug Ross @ Journal