"Don't Worry, We're Going To Do Something!"
Intellectual Takeout | September 2018

Today is the seventeenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the New York World Trade Center Towers, the Pentagon and Flight 93, which resulted in the death of almost 3,000 innocent Americans. We also remember the first responders who so selflessly and with no hesitation, answered the call to rescue those who were trapped, many of whom lost their own lives in the collapsing towers.

According to a recent Instagram post, a fan of Mike Rowe’s noticed his silence on the Nike issue. In response, Rowe said, “Nike's free to celebrate whomever they wish, and Kaepernick is entitled to his opinion - kneeling, standing, or lying down. But if I was going to put someone's face on a billboard - someone who epitomized bravery and sacrifice - I might have gone another way, especially this time of year. I might have gone with this guy - Tom Burnett.

Tom's last act on earth was one of the most courageous things imaginable. And his last words to his wife, Deena, are among the most inspiring I've ever heard… They were spoken seventeen years ago, under conditions I hope to never experience. I'll never forget Tom's last words. I hope you won't either.

Is Rowe right? In an age where victimhood reigns supreme, have we glorified a type of courage, sacrifice, and heroism that is completely superficial? Is it time we remembered those who, with true, lasting courage, stood up and sacrificed all for the people and the country they loved?

Remember Tom’s last words… “Don’t worry, we’re going to do something.”

 

Louisiana Stands Up!
The Daily Signal - Atty. Gen. Jeff Landry | September 2018

The state of Louisiana recently held some members of the corporate social police accountable for discriminating against law-abiding Americans.

By a vote of 7-6, the State Bond Commission excluded Citigroup and Bank of America from the running for a lucrative state contract. Our reason for doing so: these corporations had introduced bank policies that restrict legal access to firearms and bank misrepresentations on those policies.

While our governor and his allies sided with these anti-gun corporations, conservatives stood together to protect the Second Amendment rights of Louisiana citizens.

Citigroup and Bank of America’s policies were grotesque attempts to capitalize on the tragedy in Parkland, Florida. In the wake of the tragedy, they proudly and publicly announced plans to restrict the distribution, manufacture, and purchase of firearms… Fortunately, our commission did not fall for the trap. Instead, we fought back—something other government entities would be wise to do.

 

Brown U. Buries the Truth
on Transgender

Big League Politics | September 2018

Brown University has censored findings from its very own study on transgendered youth, where they found evidence that teens can be influenced by social media and their circle of friends to want to change their gender identity.

Five days after the university published an article about their study, they removed the article after receiving several community complaints that the study itself was transphobic.

The study focused mainly on what they described as "rapid-onset gender dysphoria:" gender dysphoria that manifested within days or weeks in teens and young adults, rather than presented in one’s early youth.

The study found that transitioning usually happened after teens used social media and after binge-watching videos online about transitioning from one gender to another.

 

North Louisiana Students
Stand Up for 1st Amendment

Fox News – Todd Starnes | September 2018

Two Benton High School students were ordered to remove a logo from the football field end zones because it included Christian references. The order came just hours before the Louisiana high school football team ran onto the field.

"You have to stand up for Christ no matter what (and we) just told the coaches we wouldn’t do it," one of the students wrote on social media. "We ended up leaving the field and not helping them cover up the Scripture that was put on the field."

The logo belonged to Christ Fit Gym, a faith-based gymnasium in nearby Bossier City, Louisiana. It included the words Christ Fit Gym, a cross, and a Bible verse reference, 1 Timothy 4:8.

Gym owner Billy Weatherall tells me he paid the high school football booster club $3,500 to put his logo in the end zone for the 2018-19 football season. "We have a signed contract," he told the Todd Starnes Radio Show.

CALL TO ACTION: Please pray for the students at Benton High, their community, and leaders as they take a stand for their faith.

 

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Almighty God, the past year will be indelibly inscribed in our memories.
We looked with horror on the terrorist attacks of last September 11th.
But we looked with honor on acts of courage by ordinary people
who sacrificed themselves to prevent further death and destruction.
We shed our tears in a common bond of grief for those we loved and lost.
We journeyed through a dark valley, but your light has led us to a place of hope.
You have turned our grief into determination.
We are resolved to do what is good, and right, and just.
Help us to remember what it means to be Americans—
a people endowed with abundant blessings.
Help us to cherish the freedoms we enjoy and inspire us to stand
with courage, united as one Nation in the midst of any adversity.
Lord, hear this prayer for our Nation. Amen

Anonymous Navy Chaplain

 

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