Islam forces artist into FBI protection program

On September 20, 2010, in Religion, by Insurrection

MohammedMolly Norris, the celebrated cartoonist behind “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day,” has had to give up her home, her job, and her identity after being warned by the FBI that she was in danger.

Norris has been targeted for execution by Anwar al-Awlaki, the controversial Islamic lecturer and spiritual leader.

The only difference between this and the witness protection program is that she has to pay for the protection herself.

Land of the free, indeed.

 

The Real Costs of Health Care Reform

On September 20, 2010, in Politics, by Insurrection

Obama signing healthcare billWith taxpayers about to pay an estimated $900 billion over the next 10 years to make health care more affordable, it’s time to take a look at the first real effects.

The plan was sold to the American public with claims that the average family will save up to $2,500 on premiums per year. Unfortunately, that’s not the way it worked out.

Instead, the average plan is being raised by over 20% for the next year, according to filings by top insurers Aetna and Anthem.

At the same time, the people right in the middle class — those making between $32,490 and $43,320 a year — will not be eligible for the highly touted subsidies that were to make their plans more affordable.

And the claims from the left that small-business subsidies will make the penalties magically go away? They’re just not true. Companies have found they will find it cheaper to pay their half of the penalty than filing for subsidies and backing them.

This leaves the most vulnerable people not only without health insurance, but being fined for not being able to afford it.

And ultimately, we will all be paying more in taxes, and more for insurance, while contributors to the Congressional campaigns get to sit back and collect the money from both ends.

It’s time to stop the madness.

 

Supreme Court Justice Breyer backpedals on Qur’an burning

On September 20, 2010, in Politics, by Insurrection

Stephen BreyerAfter likening burning the Qur’an to yelling fire in a crowded movie theater, Justice Breyer has backed off of his suggestion that it’s time for SCOTUS to re-think restrictions on the First Amendment, now claiming on Larry King that, “Yeah, I said it depends on what analogy you use, but the most one analogous case is that there was — you have the right to burn an American flag as a symbol.”

It’s an incredible statement that Americans have to be relieved that freedom of expression is under fire by the Supreme Court, but one that is true. Let’s hope he doesn’t change his mind again.

 

Bill Clinton calls Tea Party “INSURRECTION”

On September 20, 2010, in Politics, by Insurrection

Bill ClintonFormer President Bill Clinton has called the Tea Party an “insurrection,” while at the same time acknowledging that they have a point, since “everybody but average Americans are doing all right.”

Clinton, while coyly saying, “I don’t know where they stand but I get why they’re popular,” really does understand and even sympathize, saying, “There is a general revolt against bigness.”

If a group of Americans who are trying to restore sanity to our nation is called an insurrection by a former President, then so be it. And I can’t think of a better way to launch this site.

Welcome, friends. It’s time to take back the country.