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Climate Scientists Dismantle Manmade Theory of Global Warming

Perhaps the only manmade thing about global warming is the theory itself. The earth goes through climate cycles in the same way that it goes through seasons. The fact that the climate changes is nothing new. It goes through warming cycles and cooling cycles. The part where the issue ceases to be scientific is the subject of who’s to blame, as if someone has to be blamed for the weather. In politics, pointing fingers at a particular group of people is how you win elections.

A group of climate scientists attacked liberals’ alarmist view of global warming. The Daily Caller reported:

A panel of prominent scientists debunked one of the most popular global warming arguments ahead of a major United Nations climate summit to take place in Paris later this month.

The scientists slammed policies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions as “nonsense,” and they criticized politicians and activists for claiming the world was on the path for catastrophic global warming.

“The most important thing to keep in mind is — when you ask ‘is it warming, is it cooling’, etc. — is that we are talking about something tiny (temperature changes) and that is the crucial point,” Dr. Richard Lindzen, a veteran climate scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“We are speaking of small changes 0.25 Celcius would be about 51% of the recent warming and that strongly suggests a low and inconsequential climate sensitivity — meaning no problem at all,” said Lindzen, who is also a senior fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute.

President Barack Obama and his activist allies are calling for U.N. delegates to sign onto a global treaty to reduce CO2 emissions. Obama has been heavily pushing for this treaty for the past year or so, even lobbying the Chinese government to sign onto an agreement.

“Policies to slow CO2 emissions are really based on nonsense,” Dr. Will Happer, a physicist at Princeton University, said during the panel Thursday hosted by the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation.

“They are all based on computer models that do not work. We are being led down a false path,” Happer argued.

According to alarmists, these people aren’t scientists, let alone climate scientists. They might have the credentials and the experience and all that, but the fact that they call into question a theory that has been politically accepted for decades shows that they do not deserve their credentials. They might as well deny gravity exists.

Conversely, a person needs no credentials to believe in manmade global warming. Think Bill Nye. He’s been a global warming cheerleader from the beginning. He has little more credentials than being a children’s TV show personality.


Why Should God Save America

I am a Christian. I make no apologies, and I am happy to say I am a follower of Jesus Christ. He is my Lord and Savior, and everything I am and everything I hold dear comes from Him.

This was once believed by the majority of our citizens to be a Christian nation. I know that our politically correct re-written imperial History now tells us that we were a pluralistic hodgepodge from the beginning; however the record is clear we were founded as a nation built upon Judeo-Christian beliefs.

As one source expresses it, “The founding of this country as well as the framing of the key political documents rests upon a Christian foundation. That doesn’t necessarily mean that the United States is a Christian nation, although some framers used that term. But it does mean that the foundations of this republic presuppose a Christian view of human nature and God’s providence.”

Some of the Founders of our country and the Framers of our Constitution were very direct in their statements regarding the nature of our nation.

John Adams in a letter to the officers of the First Brigade of the Third Division of the Militia of Massachusetts stated, “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other”

In George Washington’s Farewell Address, which is still read aloud at the beginning of every new Congress, our first president said, “And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”

What do we see today? Instead of celebrating the influence of God in our founding every child is indoctrinated from grade school through graduate school that America was founded on the principle of the separation of church and state. Yet you can scour the Constitution of the United States, and you will NOT find the phrase, “separation of church and state” or anything close to it. However, in the Constitution of the Soviet Union the doctrine of the separation of Church and State is found: “In order to ensure to citizens freedom of conscience, the church in the U.S.S.R. is separated from the State, and the school from the church. Freedom of religious worship and freedom of antireligious propaganda is recognized for all citizens” (Article 124).

While the concept of separation of church and state might be implied by the First Amendment which states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof….”, it says nothing about the “separation of church and state.” And, even if you accept the principle of the separation of church and state being implied by the First Amendment, its implication is not there to protect Americans from religion, it is there to protect religious Americans from the government.

If it isn’t in the Constitution where does this wall of separation come from? The phrase originates in Thomas Jefferson’s 1802 letter to the Baptist Association of Danbury, Connecticut. In this letter the Danbury Baptists complained to the president that Connecticut’s law was oppressive to their religion. Among other things, Connecticut’s law allowed towns to levy taxes for the support of a religion designated by the majority of voters; since Connecticut was overwhelmingly Congregationalist, the law effectively forced Baptists throughout the state to support Congregational churches.

While Jefferson was powerless to change Connecticut’s law (the First Amendment did not yet apply to the states), Jefferson used the occasion to express his belief that no such law could be implemented on the federal level. Observed Jefferson, “I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law regarding an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church and State.”

The current anti-religious environment in our land is based upon court decisions which have given this single sentence from a private letter the force of law. It has been used by the courts to re-interpret the Constitution from its clear meaning to one that is the mirror image of what its authors intended.

Today America is ruled by a Progressive cartel made up of politicians, crony-capitalists, Academics providing the philosophical foundations, and the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media providing cover. This minority clique relies on low information voters, government employees and those on the dole to keep them in power through elections that supposedly approximate a choice. In reality it is usually a choice between two progressives from the twin-headed party of power.

Following the dictates of secularism and enforcing the religion of secular-humanism and its sacramental hoax, man-made global warming, these wannabe totalitarians have cleansed God from our schools, government, and public life.

When God destroyed His chosen people He told them why, “Because they have forsaken Me and made this an alien place, because they have burned incense in it to other gods whom neither they, their fathers, nor the kings of Judah have known, and have filled this place with the blood of the innocents.”

Today America not only condones it promotes abortion on demand. According to Abortion No: “Many people fail to appreciate the sheer magnitude of bloodshed, suffering, and death that legalized abortion has introduced into the human experience – both in the United States and worldwide. Far more human lives have been violently ended by this scourge than by any other war or genocide in all of history.”

Freedom Outpost sums up this tragedy: “Every single day a tragedy greater than 9/11 takes place, but hardly anyone is talking about it anymore.  On September 11th, 2001 more than 3,000 Americans lost their lives when three giant steel frame skyscrapers were brought down in New York City.  That was a great evil, but so is the fact that we purposely kill more than 3,000 of our own babies every single day in this country.  The fact that society has generally accepted the practice of abortion does not lessen the evil that we have done one bit.  Today, the United States has the highest abortion rate in the entire western world, and hardly anyone makes a fuss about it anymore.  In fact, a lot of Americans laugh about it, and some even do comedy skits about it.  We are so casual about abortion these days that one university is actually recruiting teen girls to have abortions for a “scientific study” that is being conducted.  But someday we will be judged for what we have done.  We have killed more than 56 million of our own babies, and their blood is crying out for justice.”

Looking at the size and scope of this abomination, if God does not judge us he owes an apology to Sodom and Gomorrah.

However God tells us as He told Israel, “ if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

I believe that God does not judge nations because of the sin that is in them for the same sins are in all people at all times in all places. I believe God judges nations because of the sin they condone. Look about you and ask yourself, “What sins do we not condone.”

If we will turn He will heal us. If we do not turn we will burn. And in that bonfire of our vanity we will know the answer to my question, why should God save America? If we don’t repent, turn from our evil ways, and turn to Him, He shouldn’t.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion. He is the Historian of the Future @ © 2015 Contact Dr. Owens Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens



Ben Nasr

I honestly don’t know what’s worse about this story: That Al-Queda henchman, Ben Nasr Mehdi almost smuggled himself into the West, or that authorities attempted to cover it up, or that we’re now stuck with relying on the Italians as our last line of defense against the destruction of civilization. Look, if you want a fantastic meal matched with an exquisite red, the Italians are your kind of people. If you want top-notch thoroughness and punctilious due diligence, maybe not so much.

Fortunately, our Italian friends put down the Chianti long enough to apprehend Mehdi amongst 200 migrants last month. Unfortunately, the only reason we seem to know anything about this is because German news channel n-tv caught Italian authorities trying to keep Mehdi’s near infiltration a secret in order to avoid “scare tactics”, whatever that means.

So, for those of you keeping score at home- we’ve got Western democracies still allowing millions of Muslim immigrants through the gates while ignoring the obvious terrorist dangers in the process. We’ve got the same Western democracies choosing to withhold key confirmation that they’re allowing terrorists a head start to destroy churches and rape women so they can avoid dealing with a perfectly appropriate fear response. And, lastly, we seem to require democracies to essentially spy on each other instead of focusing on the actual Islamic terrorist threat that is causing all of this brilliant diplomacy.

To make things worse, as Breitbart reported earlier his year, this isn’t even the first terrorist Italy had to stick its head out of the sand to deal with. Muslim IS terrorist, Abdel Majid Touil, entered the country in February before getting captured in May – an undisturbed stay of almost four months.

According to The Daily Mail, Italy slapped Touil with an expulsion order to “leave within 15 days or else” back in February. Brace yourself; I’m sure everyone will be shocked (shocked!) to learn that Touil decided to not follow it. It’s really unfair when the evil, murdering, terrorists don’t follow the laws.

So far, none of this seems to be putting a dent into the West’s Embrace Islam policy. After so many leaders in various countries are falling down on the job and endangering their citizens for fear of upsetting a terrorist religion, it kind of makes me wonder how many of these countries can really be called democracies anymore?


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Huma: Hillary ‘Often Confused’

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This should be very telling. Liberals won’t care of course. She has to be confused on which lies she has told when.
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Judicial Watch today released more than 35 pages of emails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin revealing that Abedin advised Clinton aide and frequent companion Monica Hanley that it was “very important” to go over phone calls with Clinton because the former Secretary of State was “often confused.” The emails, from Abedin’s “” address, also reveal repeated security breaches, with the Secretary’s schedule and movements being sent and received through Abedin’s non-governmental and unsecured Clinton server account. The emails document requests for special State Department treatment for a Clinton Foundation associate and Abedin’s mother, a controversial Islamist leader.

The Abedin email material contains a January 26, 2013, email exchange with Clinton aide Monica Hanley regarding Clinton’s schedule in which Abedin says Clinton is “often confused:”

Abedin: Have you been going over her calls with her? So she knows singh is at 8? [India Prime Minister Manmohan Singh]
Hanley: She was in bed for a nap by the time I heard that she had an 8am call. Will go over with her
Abedin: Very imp to do that. She’s often confused.
The newly released Abedin emails included a lengthy exchange giving precise details of the Clinton schedule on the Secretary’s final full day in office, Wednesday, January 31, 2013. The email from Lona J. Valmoro, former Special Assistant to Secretary of State Clinton, to Abedin, other top State Department staff, and Clinton associates, reveals exact times (including driving times) and locations of all appointments throughout the day.
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released more than 35 pages of emails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin revealing that Abedin advised Clinton aide and frequent companion Monica Hanley that it was “very important” to go over phone calls with Clinton because the former Secretary of State was “often confused.” The emails, from Abedin’s “” address, also reveal repeated security breaches, with the Secretary’s schedule and movements being sent and received through Abedin’s non-governmental and unsecured Clinton server account. The emails document requests for special State Department treatment for a Clinton Foundation associate and Abedin’s mother, a controversial Islamist leader.

The Abedin email material contains a January 26, 2013, email exchange with Clinton aide Monica Hanley regarding Clinton’s schedule in which Abedin says Clinton is “often confused:”

Abedin: Have you been going over her calls with her? So she knows singh is at 8? [India Prime Minister Manmohan Singh]
Hanley: She was in bed for a nap by the time I heard that she had an 8am call. Will go over with her
Abedin: Very imp to do that. She’s often confused.
The newly released Abedin emails included a lengthy exchange giving precise details of the Clinton schedule on the Secretary’s final full day in office, Wednesday, January 31, 2013. The email from Lona J. Valmoro, former Special Assistant to Secretary of State Clinton, to Abedin, other top State Department staff, and Clinton associates, reveals exact times (including driving times) and locations of all appointments throughout the day:

8:25 am DEPART Private Residence

En route to State Department

[drive time: 10 minutes]


1:40 pm DEPART State Department

En route to Council on Foreign Relations

[drive time: 15 minutes]


3:05 pm DEPART Council on Foreign Relations

En route to State Department

[drive time: 15 minutes]


6:00 pm DEPART State Department

En route to Private Residence

[drive time: 5 minutes]

The detailed schedule provided in the Abedin email contains an annotation reading: “The information contained in this email is not to be shared, forwarded or duplicated.”

Another Abedin email provides details about a meeting with Saudi Arabia’s leadership.

The Abedin correspondence includes several instances in which the Clinton top aide attempted to obtain special treatment from the State Department for business associates and relatives. In the first instance, Abedin apparently worked with Teneo co-founder and Clinton Global Initiative official Doug Band to intercede on behalf of an individual seeking a visa. In the second instance, Huma Abedin received an email from her mother, Saleha Abedin (a controversial Islamist activist) who founded and serves as dean at Dar al-Hekma University in Saudi Arabia. In the December 11, 2011, email, Saleha Abedin seeks the assistance of her daughter to help the president of her college, Dr. Suhair al Qurashi, attend a State Department “Women in Public Service” ceremony, which included remarks by Hillary Clinton. (Mrs. Clinton spoke at Dar al-Hekma University in 2010. Dr. Qurashi and Saleha Abedin introduced Mrs. Clinton’s speech and moderated the subsequent discussion.)

“Huma Abedin’s description of Hillary Clinton as ‘easily confused’ tells you all you need to know why it took a federal lawsuit to get these government emails from Clinton’s illegal email server ,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “These emails also show that Hillary Clinton’s and Huma Abedin’s decision to use the Clinton email server to conduct government business was dangerous and risky.”

The documents were obtained by Judicial Watch on October 30, 2015, in response to a June 5 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the State Department, after it failed to respond to a March 18 FOIA request seeking:

Emails of official State Department business received or sent by former Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin from January 1, 2009 through February 1, 2013 using a non-“” email address.

How Many Nails Does it Take to Seal a Coffin

How many lopsided trade deals does it take to teach a nation they are being sold down the river? Apparently it takes one more than we have.

After months of secrecy President Obama has the chutzpa to throw the thing online and challenge people to read it. Saying “Along with the text of the agreement, we’ve posted detailed materials to help explain it. It’s an unprecedented degree of transparency — and it’s the right thing to do.”

Sounds great doesn’t it? How open. How accessible. Give it a quick read and let’s get on with the job of selling out our heritage for a bowl for oatmeal.

The next time you have a few moments free between jobs why not give it a go. It is only 5,544 pages containing 2,056,560 words which is according to the Daily Caller:

  • 18x longer than the King James Bible
  • 77x longer than the Affordable Care Act
  • 63x longer than the entire Harry Potter series
  • 73x longer than the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • 06x longer than the entire Game of Thrones series
  • 33x longer than the entire works of Shakespeare
  • 65x longer than the New Oxford American Dictionary 3rd Edition

Just take a little break from trying to make ends meet while you compete with workers around the world making ten dollars a day and make a decision about whether we should take another bite of the free trade apple. Of course no matter what you decide the twin headed party of power in Chicago on the Potomac is going to shove this give away of American jobs and prosperity down your throat.

TPP is an agreement between the United States and 11 other countries – Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. China is not a party to this treaty.

According to Public Citizen:

The TPP would expand the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) “trade” pact model that has spurred massive U.S. trade deficits and job loss, downward pressure on wages, unprecedented levels of inequality and new floods of agricultural imports. The TPP not only replicates, but expands NAFTA’s special protections for firms that offshore U.S. jobs. And U.S. TPP negotiators literally used the 2011 Korea FTA – under which exports have fallen and trade deficits have surged – as the template for the TPP.

In one fell swoop, this secretive deal could:



Although it is called a “free trade” agreement, the TPP is not mainly about trade. Of TPP’s 29 draft chapters, only five deal with traditional trade issues. One chapter would provide incentives to offshore jobs to low-wage countries. Many would impose limits on government policies that we rely on in our daily lives for safe food, a clean environment, and more. Our domestic federal, state and local policies would be required to comply with TPP rules.

So if the stagnant or falling wages of the last few decades have left you feeling as if you haven’t given enough hold on because the DC Leviathan is about to ask for more.

I would now make a plea for everyone to call their senators and congressman but does anyone believe that would make a difference. This is just another milestone on the road to the 3rd world by those who seek to fundamentally transform America. Then along comes Hillary, the nail in our coffin.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion. He is the Historian of the Future @ © 2015 Contact Dr. Owens Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens





Trump Announces WHO He’ll Make Deport Illegals… Liberals Are Horrified [VIDEO]

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a solution for illegal immigrants who have crossed the border — and he called it a “deportation force.”

In an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Wednesday, Trump said that such a force is just what America needed to remove the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants now living in America.

“You’re going to have a deportation force. And you’re going to do it humanely,” he said.
“Don’t forget you have millions of people that are waiting on a line to come into this country and come in legally. I always say the wall. We’re going to build the wall and it’s going to be a real deal. There’s going to be a real wall,” said Trump.
Trump, of course, has been a proponent of building a border wall and has promised to build one should he be elected president. The Trump wall is going to “stop people and it’s going to be good,” he added.

“There’s going to be a big, beautiful, nice door. People are going to come in and they are come in legally. But we have no choice. Otherwise, we don’t have a country,” he said.

Trump went on to say that we don’t actually know how many illegal immigrants are in the country and a wall would allow us to keep track of those numbers.

“We don’t know if it’s 8 million, or if it’s 20 million. We have no idea how many people are in our country and then you see what happened with Kate in San Francisco,” the real estate mogul said.

“You see what happens with all of the things going on, all of the tremendous crime going on. It cost us 200 billion a year for illegal immigration right now … maybe 250, maybe 300. They don’t know. We are going to stop it,” he concluded.

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Dear Jeb Bush, It Is Time To Take Your Campaign Out Back And Shoot It

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush talks to the media while visiting the Georgia Capitol, Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush talks to the media while visiting the Georgia Capitol, Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)[/caption

I do like Jeb Bush, but wow.

Forget everything else about the CNBC debate and forget everything Jeb said, but one thing.

Tonight, Jeb Bush brought up Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 93% skipping votes in the Senate.

This came after the Bush Super PAC publicly announced it was going to blow up Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 93% over missing votes. It came after the Bush campaign started talking about Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 93% as the Republicans’ Barack Obama.

The confrontation was predictable. It was obvious given the drumbeat of the campaign. The Bush campaign so openly telegraphed it that it gave Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 93% days on end to prepare a rebuttal and Rubio did.

Rubio blew up Jeb Bush and pointed out Bush was willing to back Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) 50% in 2008, who missed far more votes than Rubio, without Bush saying a word.

It was a devastating rebuttal and one that could have been handled without telegraphing to Rubio it was coming. Instead of throwing Rubio off his game, Jeb gave Rubio time to bring big guns.

That was campaign amateur hour.

Bush’s heart clearly was not in the attack and he came away bleeding badly. He failed to shine the rest of the debate except in a question about fantasy football, then had Chris Christie denounce the question as unserious — something Bush should have done.

Jeb Bush needs to take his campaign out back and shoot it — then decide if he really has the stomach for this. If so, he needs a new team. McCain was his guy in 2008. If Bush really wants this, he needs to completely shake up his campaign like Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) 50%.

Tonight was just a sad end to a really good man who will more likely than not be henceforth referred to as a former Presidential candidate.

Job Numbers Are Obama Admin Propaganda

The job numbers are designed to disguise a damaged economy.
Labor Participation Lowest Since Carter Administration


This Labor Day marked three months of a 38-year record low labor participation rate.
CNS News reports, “Record 94,031,000 Americans Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Stuck at 38-Year Low for 3rd Straight Month.”
A record 94,031,000 Americans were not in the American labor force last month — 261,000 more than July — and the labor force participation rate stayed stuck at 62.6 percent, a 38-year low, for a third straight month in August, the Labor Department reported on Friday, as the nation heads into the Labor Day weekend.
The number of Americans not in the labor force has continued to rise, partly because of retiring baby-boomers and fewer workers entering the workforce.
In August, according to BLS, the nation’s civilian noninstitutional population, consisting of all people 16 or older who were not in the military or an institution, reached 251,096,000. Of those, 157,065,000 participated in the labor force by either holding a job or actively seeking one.

The 157,065,000 who participated in the labor force equaled only 62.6 percent of the 251,096,000 civilian noninstitutional population — the same as it was in July and June. Not since October 1977, when the participation rate dropped to 62.4, has the percentage been this low.
It is true that part of the reason for the low labor participation rate are retiring baby boomers. However, while that element is not Barack Obama’s personal fault, it is still bad news for the economy. Fewer people who are working means that we have to go deeper into debt or raise taxes to support those without jobs. That is why Social Security is about to become extremely insecure.
Furthermore, it isn’t only retirees. We also have massive disability fraud. These and other issues are in the hands of the Obama White House.
In fact, comparing Obama to Jimmy Carter is a little bit unfair to Carter. Carter was in his first term. I don’t think anything he did helped the economy, but he was dealing also with the Nixon decision to get rid of the last of the Gold backing to the U.S. dollar and the consequences that cascaded from that decision during the Ford Administration. Barack Obama, however, is well into his second term, but has done nothing to turn the economy around. In fact, he has made it worse.



By John F. Di Leo –

We could begin by looking at this from the perspective of political philosophy.

In the early 1790s, when our Constitutional government was in its infancy, Secretary Hamilton proposed a national bank that we definitely needed, but which was not specifically authorized by the Constitution. A decade later, President Jefferson’s delegates to France brought back an irresistible offer – to purchase a third of a continent from France for pennies an acre – which just as clearly lacked Constitutional authorization.

In both instances, the opposing party said “You can’t do that without an Amendment! You’ll regret setting the precedent!” But they couldn’t resist, and they didn’t think they could wait for an amendment, so the precedents were set.

Or we could look at it from the perspective of a personal relationship.

We have all had some partner – a friend, a lover, a parent, a child – who has pushed us a bit in one way or another, or whom we have pushed. We capitulate once, in a small thing, then again, in something larger, because we capitulated before, and it’s just a matter of scale, after all.

Before you know it, the precedent has shattered the ceiling, or the wall, or the lock, and needed discipline is gone in that relationship. The child acts out worse, not better, for having been given the license to do so… or the lover drinks more, or smokes more, or abuses more, or otherwise misbehaves more. A small license grows to become a greater license, to the detriment of all.

Palatine Makes the News

Palatine, Illinois is a reasonably ordinary Chicago suburb, with a reasonably ordinary school district. Larger than most – the five high schools in its district have thousands of kids each – but otherwise typical, with good students and bad ones, with athletes and preps, insiders and outsiders, all struggling to get through their teen years and make it to adulthood.

Quietly, without much if any notice, a new concept arose in the teen culture: a new modern definition of the word “transgender.”

Those of us of a certain age remember a distinction, though we never knew anyone who fit into either group: “Transvestite” meant that you dressed like the opposite sex; “Transgender” meant that you went to Sweden for the operations to “become” the opposite sex. We all knew that the DNA doesn’t change – that a boy is still a boy, and a girl is still a girl, no matter what the blade and plastic wrought. But we knew it happened “somewhere out there” – occasionally – and we were glad we knew no one so troubled.

But in recent years – very recent, I think – the knife and plastic were dismissed as unnecessary, and a movement began to allow people to “identify” as other than they really are. A boy could say he “identifies” as a girl, or a girl could say she “identifies” as a boy, and their peers will treat them as the other, just on their word, without a second thought.

This should have shocked and worried us all, but we are suburbanites; we don’t like to talk about such things, so we accept it in the interest of being inoffensive to the poor troubled kid. “You have to call her ‘her,’ Dad… she identifies as a girl.” Huh? We close our eyes to it; try not to think about it. When did this happen?

Well, quietly, under the radar, it’s been happening all around us. The schools have one, or two, then three, then four kids in this situation. Instead of giving them the help they need – not a surgeon but a therapist, not injections but intervention – the schools have bent over backward to accommodate the delusion.

The schools allowed them to use the other sex’s bathrooms, if there was a private stall. Then they allowed them to use the other sex’s locker room, as long as it was unoccupied while they used it.

They allowed them to have the privacy that every other high school kid is denied in sports or after gym class, because they’re troubled. But we don’t say it’s because they’re troubled; we say it’s because we understand, and we accept it. And we’re the ones asking for trouble, by seeking to avoid it.

Then the schools allowed them to join the other sex’s sports teams.

A boy on the girls’ volleyball team? Sure, he “identifies” as a girl. A girl on the boy’s basketball team? Why not – she “identifies” as a boy.

The district capitulated on everything – they were so accommodating, it’s incredible – and they drew only one line in the sand: the district would never allow these confused kids to shower with the other sex. It’s an important line – it should never have gotten to this point, but give credit where credit is due; it is good that the district is sticking to their guns on this one at least. No matter what a warped family or troublesome lawyer or troubled child might request, the district will not allow a boy to enter a shower full of girls just because he thinks of himself as one of them.

And so, now we find ourselves where we are today. The federal Department of Education has decreed that Palatine District 211 must allow this 17-year-old boy to shower with twenty 17-year-old girls, because he thinks of himself as one of them.


The path taken by this particular child wasn’t the normal one. The case moved through the federal Department of Education, as a Title IX case. The complainant used a creative approach – just claim that any refusal to fully accept the child’s delusion that he’s a girl constitutes discrimination, and therefore merits a denial of federal Title IX funding for the district.

The process moved through the federal bureaucracy, and on November 2, 2015, the district announced that the federal Department of Education had, amazingly, sided with the complainant and given the district thirty days to play ball, or the feds will utilize all the power it has at its disposal to force the issue.

District 211 promptly said No, and the superintendent confirmed that the district would continue to recognize its moral obligation to the twenty other girls in that shower, however happy the feds may be to throw them under the bus.

How strong a case they can make for this, after all these accommodations and capitulations, is a question. They have set their own foolish precedents, time and time again; how can we be surprised that the barbarians at the gate continued to press on?

The federal government has no right to give such an order. No right, no duty, no legal authority, to force a district to make its girls tolerate a boy in the shower with them. But they have issued the order. They have the power to write checks, and they can threaten to suspend those checks if they aren’t satisfied.

We must satisfy the government, whatever their overreach, because we are conditioned to believe that we can’t survive without that federal money. Take the king’s shilling, as the saying goes, and you must dance to the king’s tune.

The Department of Education

The federal government has claimed a role in regulating education for a century now. First as part of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, then on its own as the spun off independent Department of Education, there is a cabinet role practically equal to the federal obligations for Defense protecting our borders and Treasury paying our bills.

And what good has it done?

The Department of Education entered the world of athletics, mandating all sorts of feigned equality, issuing grants for programs and using those grants to encourage sports they like, however unpopular, and harass sports they dislike, however popular.

The Department of Education entered the world of higher education funding, with a mixture of grants and loans that grows exponentially, ensuring the tuition increases that have plagued our universities for generations. When you set prices for a product, you charge what the market will bear, right? So what do you do when the government ensures it will help pay whatever is charged? You increase, again and again. The Department of Education has in fact created and encouraged the crippling rate of increase in college tuition from which every student and parent suffers.

The Department of Education entered the world of legislation, proposing bills and pushing them in the federal legislature, and lobbying states and localities to adopt their creations. Surely the Constitution never anticipated such a partisan lobbying function in the executive branch!

The Department of Education entered the world of education redesign, offering a plethora of grants for colleges to take up for study, or for individual students to research on their own. Their grants fund projects about diversity and discrimination and workforce transformation and parental roles… projects that change our society, bit by bit. And we pay for them without even knowing it.

Most such functions go on in the background, under the radar… but at most USA colleges and universities, you will find federally funded programs such as these, bubbling up from the education school and around other sectors as well, gradually reengineering the way America teaches, the way America raises our children, the way America punishes and rewards the behavior of our citizens. All funded by tax dollars, all managed by the bureaucracy of Washington DC.

This latest overreach should be no surprise. From an administration that calls for a return to the discredited feminist causes of the 70s like the ERA and “comparable worth,” it should be no shock that the administration would favor such a position as forcing twenty girls to shower with a boy to make the boy feel happier, regardless of how much the girls will suffer. They’re normal; this government isn’t interested in them.

What Are We To Do About It?

The question of the hour, in Palatine, is obvious. What shall be our response?

The Superintendent has rightly recognized that his district will not stand for further capitulation; this is a hill to fight on, not flee from. So the next step may be to see how the feds choose to fight. Being rejected can’t make these petty dictators happy; they are sure to do something. Withhold federal funds? File suits in the courts? Pull accreditations or permits? Punish the schools’ graduates through loan and grant applications?

As we have allowed the government a chance to grow, we have given it many a tool to use to enslave us, when it chooses to use them.

Some parents talk of pulling their kids out of the district if the district capitulates. Since funding dollars follow the enrollment numbers, this should turn the teachers away from the feds’ position… the teachers already oppose it, of course, truth be told, but their unions are harder to sway. From coast to coast, teachers unions and federal bureaucracies are joined at the hip.

Some parents talk of just pulling their kids out of athletic programs; if the kids don’t have gym and don’t have sports teams, then there’s no showering to be done. It would do the trick, but we would be punishing the good kids – particularly those counting on their sports to get them scholarships for college. And why should we punish the good kids, all because one troubled teen and his leviathan-loving parent have chosen to attack our society?

In the end, it is clear what we must do. Not capitulate to the federal government in allowing the further decline of our society. Not punish the good kids for the crime of one parent. Not allow this child’s parent to hold a school district hostage another day.

No, what we must do is simple:

We Must Say No.

We must say No to the idea that capitulating on small stupid things will get us out of bigger ones later; it doesn’t work. As Machiavelli said, every change includes a foothold for the next step in further change; it is never final.

We must say No to the idea that one troubled child should be addressed by making everyone else suffer. If a student needs therapy, offer it. The district employs psychologists and psychologists; if a child isn’t comfortable in his own skin, help him.

We must say No to the denial of reality. For decades, the modern American Left has sought to convince the nation that every societal issue is caused by some basic norm, and that rejecting the norm in favor of some new deviancy is the only solution. They imagine that the CO2 we exhale is a destructive poison, that the cars we drive are causing hurricanes, that people are routinely born into the wrong bodies, so whites can be black and boys can be girls and the old can be young, just by endorsing their whims. Denial of reality is never a societal good. All advances must begin with the truth.

We must say No to this specific order. Any federal employee who comes into Illinois and attempts to force boys to shower with girls should be immediately arrested and prosecuted for child abuse. Our country locks up deviants in the schools all the time for such offenses; this is no different. Let’s fill the Palatine police station with Department of Education bureaucrats and send them down to the Cook County sex crimes ward, and see how the sickos like having that on their permanent record.

And finally, we must recognize who is at the heart of these deranged ideas. Who appoints the bureaucrats who do such things, who give such orders, who attempt to foist such societal destruction on our Judeo-Christian nation? Only the modern Democratic Party, the official party of deviancy and corruption, the party that booed God’s name at their national convention, the party that ranks taxpayer funding of unrestricted abortion above our nation’s defense or our allies’ security.

We must say No to the election of Democrats, ever again.

Republicans aren’t perfect, Heaven knows… but only the Democrats could dream up the idea of forcing a local district to make its high school girls shower with a confused boy. Every day, the Democrats prove that they cannot be trusted with political power; from Springfield to Washington, they leave nothing but destruction in their wake.

Copyright 2015 John F. Di Leo

John F Di Leo is a Chicago based international trade compliance trainer. His columns appear regularly in Illinois Review.