Gary Bauer / Mar. 19, 2016

Kerry Sees the Obvious

After seven years of radical Islam rampaging across the Middle East — massive killings, pledges by ISIS to drive Christians out of the region, beheadings and crucifixions — Secretary of State John Kerry has finally decided that genocide is taking place. Yesterday, Kerry officially designated the atrocities committed by ISIS against Christians and other religious minorities in the region as genocide.

After seven years of radical Islam rampaging across the Middle East — massive killings, pledges by ISIS to drive Christians out of the region, beheadings and crucifixions — Secretary of State John Kerry has finally decided that genocide is taking place. [Thursday], Kerry officially designated the atrocities committed by ISIS against Christians and other religious minorities in the region as genocide.

In view of that, let’s reevaluate our refugee program. Earlier this month we reported that just three Syrian Christians had been accepted as refugees since the Paris and San Bernardino attacks. Ninety-nine percent of the Syrian refugees admitted to the U.S. in the same period were Muslims, even though Christians accounted for 10% of Syria’s population.

Perhaps now with this genocide determination, the number of Syrian Christians in the refugee program will more accurately reflect their percentage of the population. By the way, more than 100 Muslim refugees in the United States have been arrested on terrorism charges.

House Challenges Obama

The House of Representatives [Thursday] voted to authorize the filing of a legal brief with the Supreme Court challenging Obama’s executive actions granting amnesty to certain illegal immigrants. The Supreme Court is hearing a lawsuit next month brought by more than 20 states against Obama’s actions.

Now the House is weighing in, arguing that the president overstepped his authority and cannot unilaterally change the law. Speaker Paul Ryan said of [Thursday’s] vote:

“If we’re going to maintain the principle of self-government, if we’re going to maintain this critical founding principle of government by consent of the governed, then the legislative branch needs to be writing our laws — not the executive branch, and certainly not a branch of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats.”

Kudos To South Dakota

South Dakota is now the 13th state in the union to pass a ban on late-term abortions. The law prevents the destruction of an innocent unborn child in the womb that is capable of experiencing pain. Rep. Isaac Latterell, the bill’s sponsor, said the legislation recognizes “the humanity of these children.”

It is amazing to think that we are even having this debate in 2016. But, thankfully, we are at least making some progress at the state level to restore respect for the sanctity of life.

Who’s Afraid Of The Dark?

Ostersund, Sweden, cancelled its annual “Earth Hour” celebration this year. All the lights in the city are turned off during the one-hour event to symbolize the “green” goal of being 100% fossil fuel free.

The city cancelled the event this year because it has been inundated with Muslim migrants and has experienced an epidemic of rapes and sexual assaults. Some victims have been as young as 10 years old. As a result, residents of Ostersund are now afraid of the dark.

Here’s a thought: Instead of fretting about becoming fossil fuel free, how about becoming barbarian free and limiting the number of radical Islamists coming into your nation?

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