Two hundred and forty three years ago today, the founders of our nation gathered and agreed to a document that began with these immortal words...
"When in the course of human events….”
And thus, the grand American experiment in liberty formally began with a bold Declaration rooted in our understanding of God-given rights, a firm rejection of man-driven tyranny and a profound confession of mutual reliance on Providence and our fellow man.
It was an experiment that would cost many their lives and put everything at risk. Yet at the heart of this Declaration and the very essence of this land we call America is a constant recognition that the future of our nation is perpetually in the balance — determined by each generation’s willingness to stand and sacrifice.
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After a complaint from Colin Kaepernick, NIKE withdrew a sneaker that featured an image of the 13-star Betsy Ross flag. Kaepernick and others are claiming that the iconic flag -- considered by many to be the first official flag of the United States -- is somehow racist.
It took just hours for NIKE to bow to Kaepernick, and the shoes were pulled from the market.Read more
Yesterday, Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the four liberal justices in rejecting President Trump's efforts to include a question about citizenship on the U.S. Census. Essentially, the justices ruled that the Trump administration did not show valid justification for adding the question and sent the case back to the lower courts.
President Trump immediately vowed to fight the ruling by continuing the appeal in the courts and even DELAYING the 2020 census until the Supreme Court can finally rule.Read more
This is coming down to RAW PARTISAN POLITICS. Yesterday the Senate overwhelmingly approved President Trump's emergency border funding request. But Pelosi and the House Democrats are refusing to let President Trump win on anything -- even the necessary are reasonable request to help with the crisis at the border.
Grassfire just updated our "SUPPORT TRUMP'S BORDER FUNDING" FAXFIRE to reach key GOP Senators -- including RINOs like Sen. Romney who have resisted the President at just about every turn. If GOP Senators stand firm, Pelosi will not be able to block another win for President Trump.Read more
The Senate is expected to vote in the next 24-48 hours on a $4.5 billion emergency funding package to help The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deal with the massive humanitarian crisis unfolding on our southern border.
Many Democrats are vowing to derail any bill that gives President Trump a perceived "win" regarding his administration's border and immigration policies.
Tuesday night, following intense negotiations between House Speaker Pelosi and the House Progressive and Hispanic caucuses, lawmakers approved a funding bill 230-195 that the White House says is DOA.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has warned that the Office of Refugee Resettlement, operated by HHS, could run out of funds in weeks unless Congress approves the emergency funding they need to deal with the massive humanitarian crisis unfolding on our southern border. Last month, President Trump requested $4.5 billion in emergency funding to help fund HHS and ICE in dealing with the crisis.
Democrats are refusing to give President Trump a "win" on anything border related.Read more
In a surprising turn of events, Gregory Angelo, a gay conservative and former president of Log Cabin Republicans rallied 100 LGBT leaders to lobby Senate Republicans to vote AGAINST THE EQUALITY ACT. Angelo delivered his letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office earlier this month which resulted in a "very encouraging conversation."
Even as LGBT leaders oppose the Equality Act, this battle is just beginning! That's why, on Thursday morning, Grassfire is delivering our petition opposing the anti-faith Equality Act to Senate leadership ahead of their July 4 week-long recess.Read more
The Senate and House are expected to take up competing bills this week to provide $4.5 billion in emergency funding to help alleviate the massive humanitarian crisis on our southwest border. The Senate bill, as it's currently crafted, corresponds more closely with the Trump administration's request for funding. The House bill contains numerous "oversight" restrictions and major differences in allocations, as reported by TheHill.com:
"The House and Senate bills both provide the administration with more than $4.5 billion, including new money to help shore up a Health and Human Services (HHS) unaccompanied children program set to run out of money. But they split over the details, including money for the Pentagon, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP)."
The House bill does not include any Defense Department funding. It also doesn’t include $61 million to address a pay shortfall or $3.7 million in overtime costs for ICE. It also includes myriad restrictions on how funds can and cannot be used, and reinstates hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras after the administration slashed funding last week."Read more
The Senate and House Appropriations Committees have both approved $4.5 billion in emergency funding measures to help alleviate the massive humanitarian crisis on our southwest border. Both bills are scheduled to be voted on next week ahead of their July 4 recess.
The differences in the two measures are the way the funds are allocated. The Senate bill corresponds more closely with the Trump administration's requests. The Democrat-controlled House measure contains stringent oversight demands and allocates fewer dollars to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency that remains in the Democrats' cross hairs.Read more
Based on superstar Taylor Swift's video portrayal of people opposed to the Equality Act, Swift has maliciously judged millions of Americans who hold to certain biblical values as backward thinking buffoons and ignorant bigots. I'm sure she would've incorporated the word "deplorables" if it hadn't already been used.
Yet, here is what Taylor Swift and over 350,000 of her pro-Equality Act petition signers fail to understand – or simply choose to dismiss:
The Equality Act is not about equality! It’s government-imposed ideology and unfairness.Read more