Sharia-Advocate Sarsour to Give Graduation Address at CUNY

We are definitely living in an upside down world. 

Sharia-Advocate Sarsour to Give Graduation Address at CUNY

Pro- sharia activist Linda Sarsour was chosen to give the commencement speech by a division of CUNY, (City University of New York). CUNY is part of the public university system of New York City, and the largest urban university in the United States.

Her “credentials” include:

sharia law is reasonable and once u read into the details it makes a lot of sense. People just know the basics.”

Sharia law is misunderstood & has been pushed as some evil Muslim agenda.”

“If you are still paying interest than Sharia Law hasn’t taken over America. #justsaying.”

“You’ll know when you’re living under Sharia Law if suddenly all your loans & credit cards become interest free. Sound nice, doesn’t it?”

  • Belittling the lack of women’s rights in Saudi Arabia. Sarsour tweeted:

“10 weeks of PAID maternity leave in Saudi Arabia. Yes PAID. And ur worrying about women driving. Puts us to shame.”

  • Belittling other activists who stand against sharia law. Sarsour tweeted

“Brigette Gabriel=Ayaan Hirsi Ali. She’s asking 4 an a$$ whippin’. I wish I could take their vaginas away – they don’t deserve to be women.”

  • Activist in campaign to discredit Clarion Project’s film Honor Diaries, which showcases the struggle of nine women’s-rights activists, some Muslim some not, as they campaign against honor violence and female genital mutilation.
  • Supporter of the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) anti-Israel movement

It’s A Step in the Right Direction

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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has unveiled one of the biggest tax cuts in U.S. history this afternoon. The key figures:

• The business tax rate will be lowered from 35% to 15%, taking the U.S. from one of the highest corporate tax rates in the developed world to one of the lowest.

• The top rate for “S corporations,” small organizations that currently file returns under the individual tax code, would fall from 39.6% to 15%.

• End to double taxation on overseas profits.

• A one-time tax on overseas profits coming back to the U.S.

• Individual income tax rates will be reduced to 3 brackets, 10%, 25%, and 35%.

• The standard deduction will double to $12,600 per person.

• A married couple will not pay taxes on the first $24,000 of income.

• All deductions other than charity and mortgage interest will be eliminated.

• Eliminate 3.8% Obamacare Tax.

• Reduce tax on capital gains and dividends back to pre-Obama rates.

• Repeal “Death Tax” on inheritances.

Via USA Today

Watch Rand Paul Destroy Bernie Sanders’ Idea That We Aren’t Compassionate

Nearly five years ago a young libertarian Senator from Kentucky appeared on Congressional panel with an old socialist Senator from Vermont. Their back and forth over whether healthcare was a right went viral then and received national news coverage as well as millions of views on YouTube. Rand Paul schooled Bernie Sanders on why determining someones’ services are a right is an immoral act of conscription. Bernie never got it. He ended up repeating the same tired tropes this year during the confirmation hearing of Congressman Tom Price for Secretary of Health and Human Services. Luckily, Rand Paul is still in the Senate to destroy the old socialist complaint that American’s aren’t compassionate or charitable.

As Rand Paul began his inquiry he asked the Congressman whether or not he treated patients regardless of their ability to pay. Price replied in the affirmative and echoed the de facto medical philosophy of physicians operating in the United States. Patients are treated in this country whether or not they have an ability to pay. That’s standard operating procedure whether or not Bernie Sanders cares to admit it. That’s compassionate and charitable whether or not socialists recognize it. It’s also a philosophy not found in the socialist countries like Cuba and Venezuela that socialists often hold up as examples.

Furthermore, as Rand Paul pointed out immediately after, citizens of the United States privately give over $400 billion to charity every year. That’s almost double the GDP of Cuba and nearly as much as the GDP of Venezuela. And it’s all given away freely by private citizens not by the government. This voluntary action is what produces true charity and makes a person truly compassionate. Government force can never replace that and we shouldn’t want it to.

That’s perhaps the most important lesson for Bernie Sanders and his socialist followers. It’s far better for people to choose to be charitable than for government to force them to be. The United States has proved that the freedom to give produces far better results than governments where people are forced to.

After Challenging Red Light Cameras, Oregon Man Fined $500 for Practicing Engineering Without a License

This is practicing math without a license. 

“Anyone should be allowed to talk about the traffic signals without being penalized,” says Mats Järlström. He’s suing the board.

After Challenging Red Light Cameras, Oregon Man Fined $500 for Practicing Engineering Without a License

When Mats Järlström’s wife got snagged by one of Oregon’s red light cameras in 2013, he challenged the ticket by questioning the timing of the yellow lights at intersections where cameras had been installed.

Education Secretary DeVos says Common Core no longer an issue for schools

Common Core has done a decade of damage to childrens’ education.

Betsy DeVos: Common Core no longer an issue for schools

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said Monday that Common Core isn’t an issue states have to deal with anymore. “There’s isn’t really any Common Core anymore, and each state is able to set the standards for their state,” Ms. DeVos said on Fox News.