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Saving Capitalism. By Seizing Businesses

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts kicked off her 2020 presidential campaign last month. While she hasn’t officially announced a presidential run, her latest proposal could have no other purpose than to solidify her socialist bona fides with the hardcore left in the Democratic Party. She calls it the Accountable Capitalism Act, which is ironic since there is nothing capitalist about her plan.

Warren is taking a page from the playbook of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela and proposing that the government seize control over every business with more than $1 billion in revenue.

The euphemistically dubbed “Accountable Capitalism Act” would place all businesses with more than $1 billion in revenue under complete and total federal control. The feds would dictate to these businesses the composition of their boards, the details of internal corporate governance, compensation practices, personnel policies, and much more. Control of these businesses would shift from those who actually built them to politicians and bureaucrats who would no […] → Keep reading

Freedom of Religion Is No Longer Free

Last Friday the owners of the Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery in Oregon learned the price of freedom of religion – $135,000. That’s the amount that Aaron and Melissa Klein have been ordered to pay to the two lesbians who requested the Kleins make a cake for their lesbian wedding. The Kleins declined on the grounds that doing so would be a violation of their religious beliefs. The lesbians complained to the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries that the cake refusal was “mental rape” and that the Kleins had hurt their feelings.

Christian News – According to the Daily Signal, the two women, who have been identified as Rachel Cryer and Laurel Bowman, submitted individual lists of just under 100 aspects of suffering in order to receive the damages. They included “mental rape,” “distrust of men,” “distrust of former friends,” “discomfort,” “high blood pressure,” “impaired digestion,” “loss of appetite,” “migraine headaches,” “loss of pride,” “resumption of smoking habit,” “shock” […] → Keep reading

Where Are the ‘No Gays Allowed’ Signs?

The huge brouhaha in Indiana over the last few days has all been a manufactured event designed to paint people with religious beliefs as extremists who want to segregate homosexuals from the general public. The left and the media have both taken a page directly from the Alinsky playbook and have launched attack after attack on Indiana, their legislature and governor and anyone who supports religious freedom legislation. In short, the legislation protects a citizen or business owner’s right to decide with whom to do business and to choose not to if doing so would violate their religious beliefs.

Naturally, the media and the left have pounced upon this legislation as being the next best thing to rounding up homosexuals and putting them in a ghetto, but the truth of it is that the legislation mentions homosexuals exactly zero times. The NCAA, Angie’s List, Salesforce.com and other entities have all announced either displeasure with the new law or that they […] → Keep reading

Christian Values In Business

The transformation of our society has made it inadvisable for Christians to enter into certain professions, lest they be forced to violate their religious principles or face the wrath of the heathens and the government (redundant?) for not doing so. I’m speaking, of course, about the multitude of incidents of late wherein a business owner providing services related to weddings has refused upon principles of Christianity to fulfill a request to do so due to the marriage being of two homosexuals. Cake makers, florists, wedding venue owners and photographers in various states around our nation have been castigated, harassed, protested, shut down, sued and had discrimination complaints filed on them for refusing to provide services in support of homosexual weddings. Some have had to close their businesses; some have been fined; some have been ordered to pay thousands of dollars to the ‘wronged’ homosexuals; and some are still going through the process of having their lives and businesses destroyed because […] → Keep reading

Religious Liberty Under Assault in Oregon

Well over a year ago I wrote a post about Aaron and Melissa Klein, the owners of Sweet Cakes By Melissa in Oregon, who decided to close their shop after continual harassment from homosexuals and their supporters. If you’re not familiar with their story, the Kleins declined to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, citing their Christian beliefs that marriage should be between a man and a woman. In addition to the harassment the Kleins received, their vendors were also harassed into no longer doing business with the Kleins, resulting in a great loss of sales. Their attorney referred to it as “economic terrorism.” The Kleins closed their shop but said they would continue to take orders and operate from their home.

The lesbians who had their feelings hurt filed a discrimination complaint against the Kleins. Last week an administrative law judge with Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries ruled that the Kleins were in violation of the […] → Keep reading

Chocolate Anus Candy: The Epitome of Salaciousness

I debated several days before deciding to go ahead and do this post. I would not normally put something on my blog that I consider to be filth, but this is too good an example of the type of filth that has permeated our society for me to pass up.

Instead of describing what this is about I will let you read it straight from that stalwart of decency and purity, Cosmopolitan Magazine.

Cosmopolitan – What do you get for the man who has everything? How about a chocolate version of your butthole! Now, of course Edible Anus chocolates aren’t modeled after your specific anus (if you want something like that, you could always get your anus bronzed), but they may as well be, because who could tell the difference?

Sure, you could just get him a regular box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day, but would that remind him of how he should probably make a […] → Keep reading

Businesses, Gun Rights and Gay Marriage

The beheading of a woman last week in Moore, Oklahoma by a Muslim could have been much, much worse were it not for chief operating officer Mark Vaughan. When Alton Nolen beheaded one woman and began stabbing another, the chief operating officer of the business, Mark Vaughan, retrieved his weapon and shot Nolen to end the attack. Vaughan is also an Oklahoma County reserve sheriff’s deputy. Law enforcement officials have said there is no doubt that Vaughan’s quick action saved the lives of several other employees.

This is a prime example of a violent attack at a business that was ended by someone with a firearm. What if the policy of this business had been that firearms are not allowed on the premises? How many more employees would have been killed before police officers arrived and entered the business to confront Nolen?

Here in Oklahoma we have thousands of people with concealed carry permits. In this day and age […] → Keep reading

The Gaystapo Assault On Freedom of Religion

The gaystapo strikes again. Political Realities recently posted about two Christians in New York who own the Liberty Ridge Farm and host events such as weddings and receptions. When two lesbians contacted them about holding their gay wedding on the premises the farm owners declined, based on their Christian convictions against same-sex marriage. The lesbians filed a complaint with the New York Human Rights Commission, which ruled against the Christians and said since the farm is a public accommodation they are not allowed to discriminate against homosexuals. They further ordered the owners, Robert and Cynthia Gifford, to pay a $10,000 fine, give $1,500 to each lesbian and send all their staff to anti-discrimination re-education classes.

And now the Giffords have announced they will “no longer host any wedding ceremonies on their property.” They would rather do that and stay true to their convictions than be compelled by the government to violate their religious principles and host homosexual weddings.

The Blaze […] → Keep reading

Democrats, Burger King, Illegal Immigration and Hypocrisy

Yesterday, Burger King agreed to buy the Canadian restaurant chain Tim Hortons for about $11.4 billion, creating one of the largest fast-food corporations in the world. As part of the deal, Burger King will move its home up north to Canada where corporate taxes are significantly lower than the United States. Under current U.S. law, a company merging with a foreign company can move its headquarters abroad and take advantage of lower taxes, as long as at least twenty percent of its shares are held by the foreign company’s shareholders once the merger is complete. Management and operations of the merging company are still allowed to remain in the U.S. after the merger.

The news has angered some Democrats, who complain that corporate inversions should not be allowed. Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) has proposed that Congress pass inversion legislation to prevent corporations from moving abroad. He said, “The reported deal with Burger King, an American company, highlights the need for […] → Keep reading

McDonald’s Answer to ‘Living Wage’ Demands

It is beyond me how people can think the minimum wage should be increased anywhere from forty to two hundred percent, depending on who you listen to, and that prices would not go up along with the wage hike. Do people truly believe that business owners just have so much extra cash lying around that they can increase wages that much and just absorb the extra cost without passing it along to their customers? Or by cutting back on the number of employees?

Well it seems the wage complainers, protests and strikes have been noticed at the corporate offices and some relief may be on the way – for the businesses. Fast food employees who walked off the job and picketed for a ‘living wage’ may soon regret their decision to do so.

In Romeoville, Illinois, there is a McDonald’s restaurant right next to what McDonald’s calls their “Innovation Center.” New items, procedures, equipment and technology are tested at the […] → Keep reading