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Saturday, January 27, 2007

High School Sex Scandal Deepens in Ware Shoals

Charlotte, NC (TLS). The Ware Shoals, SC high school sex scandal deepened today with the release of the official Greenwood County Sheriff's investigation report. A link to a pdf file of that report can be found at the end of this article.

Law enforcement officials detail a sordid scandal of sex, lies, alcohol, and betrayal at the Ware Shoals High School. 28-year-old Jill Moore, the high school cheerleading coach and a married mother, allegedly gave alcohol to minors, had a sexual affair with a student, and enticed the participation of one of her cheerleaders in yet another affair she was allegedly having with a National Guardsman.

According to the official report, Moore would remove the cheerleader in question from class in the middle of the day so that the two could go to a local motel, where the cheerleader would engage in sex with a National Guardsman and then watch as Moore engaged in sex with yet another National Guardsman. The S.C. National Guard has stated that the two Guardsmen in question have been suspended from duty pending the outcome of the investigation.

It should be mentioned that according to S.C. law, the 16-year-old cheerleader is of legal age to engage in consensual sex, and therefore, the Guardsman in question will not be charged with rape.

The plot of this story has a curious twist, however. Ware Shoals High School principal Jane Blackwell has been arrested for obstruction of justice. Blackwell allegedly covered up the activities of Moore, and a diary that law enforcement officers seized indicated that Blackwell knew of the affair between Moore and the student in December, the result of her own investigation of Moore.

Law enforcement officials claim that Blackwell allegedly directed the cheerleading squad not to speak to anyone about the case, and hence, the obstruction charge. This is where the facts become fuzzy, however. Apparently some of the cheerleaders took the principal's directive to mean that they were not to talk even to law enforcement officials. Blackwell's attorney, however, states that Blackwell's intent was to silence rumor on campus, pending the outcome of the legal investigation, and that she never intended for them not to speak to law officers about the case.

Within the official documents made public by the Greenwood County Sheriff's Department today, Moore admits that she sometimes took two or three cheerleaders out for drinks and cigarettes after football games. At this point, however, Moore, through her attorney, is denying any affair or getting one of her cheerleaders involved in sexual liaisons.

Needless to say, this news has sent this small South Carolina community into a dizzying spin. Never before in the history of the town has a scandal of this magnitude rocked its soul to its very core. Residents here find the allegations very hard to believe. Yet, upon reading the Sheriff's report, a few are already changing their minds.

Admittedly, the information contained in the report is scandalous and shocking. And if it is true, it will be yet another sad chapter to the rampant and widespread scourge of female teacher-male student liaisons, except this one takes it all a step further. This scandal involves midday rendevous at local motels and a female student joining the coach in her afternoon romps.

A word of caution is in order here, however. As we have witnessed with the Duke lacrosse rape hoax, cases like this MUST not be tried in the court of public opinion. In America, the accused is still considered innocent until proven guilty. That goes for the cheerleading coach, the school principal, the two students involved, and the two National Guardsmen. These persons MUST have their day in court, and only in a court of law can a verdict be rendered.

It would be a shame and a travesty of American justice if Ware Shoals allows itself to descend into a lynch-mob mentality based upon allegations in a sheriff's report. Until these allegations are proven in a court of law, they are simply allegations. As despicable as these charges are to the decency that still exists among most Americans, we also must remember that our system of justice is based upon a fair hearing in court.

The accused in this case must not be found guilty by the public before their day in court begins.

Click here for the pdf file of the Sheriff's report:
  • Greenwood County Sheriff's Report
  • Friday, January 26, 2007

    The Liberty Sphere Welcomes The Jerusalem Post

    Charlotte, NC (TLS). The Liberty Sphere is pleased to welcome to our list of links The Jerusalem Post.

    Caroline B. Glick is the deputy managing editor of The Jeruslame Post, in addition to her duties as Senior Middle East Fellow at the Center for Security Policy in Washington, DC. The Liberty Sphere has often pointed readers to the thought-provoking articles of Caroline Glick.

    Although the Jerusalem Post is primarily a Jewish publication, they also publish a Christian edition on their website. Simple click on the icon at the top of the page that indicates 'Christian edition.'

    It is our pleasure to add The Jerusalem Post to our list of preferred sites.

    Caroline Glick Blasts American Jews for Support of Democrats

    Charolotte, NC (TLS). Caroline Glick is a brilliant Jewish journalist and expert on Middle East policy. She is the editor of the Jerusalem Post.

    In this stinging article, Glick takes to task American Jews for their overwhelming support of Democrats, in spite of the fact that Democrats are today's biggest enemies of Jews in American politics.

    Click here to read her editorial in The Jewish Press:
  • Caroline Glick
  • Terror Cells In Charlotte, North Carolina

    Charlotte, NC (TLS). Thirty-five years ago Charlotte, North Carolina was a relatively small southern city, located on the I-85 corridor near the North Carolina-South Carolina border. Today the city is a thriving, growing metropolis, one of the fastest growing in America and consistently rated as one of the most desirable places to live.

    Churches can be found practically on every street corner both in town and in its sprawling suburbs. Charlotte has been a steady hub of southern Protestantism for the entirety of its history. That distinction continues today.

    This city, therefore, is an unlikely place to find a terrorist cell that is part of a broad network of similar cells that are connected to Hizbollah, the dangerous Palestinian terrorist group associated with murderous attacks on Israel and its allies. Yet right here, in the buckle of the Bible belt, can be found one of the most dangerous and subversive Islamic extremist groups in the world.

    In fact, the FBI reports that the entire state of North Carolina has become a common place of refuge for extremist Muslims, perhaps precisely due to the fact that this is a most unlikely place in which to find them. Their work can therefore be undertaken beneath the radar screen.

    The FBI is investigating a terrorist network with connections in Raleigh, NC, Charlotte, NC, Greensboro, NC, Dearborn, MI, New York City, and a handful of other cities in America that serve as havens for Hizbollah. According to sources within the nation's counterterrorism apparatus, these terrorist cells did not come to North Carolina after 9/11 or after the first attack on the World Trade Center in 1992. One must go all the way back to the 1980s when a tight-knit group of Islamic extremists attended the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro. There the foundation was laid for what would become a covert haven of Muslim extremists with definite connections to worldwide terror.

    This subversive network was built by Sami al-Arian, a professor in computer engineering; his brother-in-law, Mazen al-Najjar; and Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. Mohammed used the knowledge he gained in engineering at North Carolina A&T allegedly to mastermind the Sept. 11 attacks. He also is suspected of plotting other atrocities, such as the bombing of the USS Cole, the murder of journalist Daniel Pearl, and the 1993 World Trade Center attack with his nephew, Ramzi Yousef.

    Further investigations have uncovered more criminal activity by the Charlotte cell, including sending money and other aid to Hizbollah, racketeering, and money laundering.

    The Counterterrorism Network reports the following:

    * U.S.A. v. Mohamad Youssef Hammoud et al., Charlotte, North Carolina: 25 individuals charged in connection with cigarette smuggling, money laundering, credit card fraud, marriage fraud and immigration violations. Four individuals were charged with providing material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization, Hizballah, specifically providing currency, financial services, training, false documentation and identification, communications equipment, explosives, and other physical assets to Hizballah, in order to facilitate its violent attacks. In 2003, Mohamad Hammoud was sentenced to 155 years in prison, while his brother, Chawki, was sentenced to 51 months.

    * U.S.A. v. Elias Mohamad Akhdar et al. (pdf), Dearborn, Michigan: 11 co-defendants charged with racketeering related to the Charlotte, North Carolina scheme. In January, 2004, Akhdar was sentenced to 70 months in prison and was fined over $2,000,000 after having pled guilty in July, 2003.

    * U.S.A. v. Imam Mohamad-Musbah Hammoud, et al., Michigan, Canada (Ontario, Quebec), Lebanon: In March, 2006, 19 co-defendants charged with a racketeering scheme involving contraband cigarettes, counterfeit Zig Zag rolling papers and counterfeit Viagra, counterfeit cigarette tax stamps, transporting stolen property, and money laundering. A percentage of the profits derived from the illegal enterprise were given to Hizballah. On July 7, two of the defendants, Imad Majed Hamadeh and Theodore Schenk, 73 pled guilty (pdf). Hamadeh and Schenk face a maximum possible penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

    This activity, however, is not confined to aiding and abetting terrorism overseas. The threat to the local area from these terrorist cells that seek safe haven here is very real. The Center for Immigration Studies reports, for example, that 'Kamran Sheikh Akhtar was detained in Charlotte, North Carolina while videotaping buildings there in July 2004. He entered the United States illegally through Mexico in December 1991 and claimed political asylum in 1992. Five years later, in 1997, the asylum request was denied. A month later, he sought to resist removal by filing for residency based on marriage to an American. In March 1998, he is found by an immigration judge to be removable and is given voluntary departure, but a month later the marriage petition secures a permanent residency.'

    While using American law to further their subversive agenda, these killers gain asylum throughout the U.S. through the marriage exception, i.e., being married to an American prevents their deportation. Sheikh Akhtar benefitted from such an arrangement and was subsequently caught videotaping buildings in Charlotte.

    According to the FBI, Charlotte is a potentially attractive notch in the belt of terrorists. The city's large banking district is considered to be one of the top financial hubs in the nation today.

    Not surprisingly, there is a definite Iranian connection to the Hizbollah terrorist activity in Charlotte. According to the Washington Center for Near East Policy, 'Hezbollah operatives in Charlotte, North Carolina, responded directly to Sheikh Abbas Haraki, a senior Hezbollah military commander in South Beirut. At the same time, Hezbolllah procurement agents in Canada who coordinated with the Charlotte cell worked directly with Haj Hasan Hilu Laqis, Hezbollah's chief procurement officer who operates closely with Iranian intelligence.'

    Connect the dots. Iran, which is building nuclear weapons to use against Israel, Britain, and the United States, is directly involved with the activity of Hizbollah in Lebannon, with cells operating right here in Charlotte and in other parts of the U.S.

    The long and significant history of radical Islam's movements in North Carolina is reason for alarm. For twenty years the area has been the subject of intense scrutiny by Jihadist operatives who have made inroads into the region. That fact that this subversive activity is occurring not only in Charlotte, but in Raleigh, Greensboro, Ashville, Winston-Salem, and other areas of North Carolina should be a sobering wake-up call to citizens who have been lulled to sleep by the six years of calm since the 9/11 attack.

    The question is, is this simply the calm before the storm?

    Links to Sources for this article:
  • Carolina Journal

  • Counterterrorism

  • Center for Immigration Studies

  • Washington Institute for Near East Policy
  • Explosive Shocker on Muslim Keith Ellison and Threat to Senator Diane Feinstein!

    Charlotte, NC (TLS). The Liberty Sphere has learned that a bombshell shocker has been revealed by WorldNetDaily News, which has examined documents concerning Muslim Keith Ellison, D-MN, and a death-threat years ago to Senator Diane Feinstein, D-CA.

    Researching documents going all the way back to the mid-1970s, WorldNetDaily uncovered police reports concerning an attempt to bomb the home of Diane Feinstein. At the time Feinstein was a San Francisco city supervisor. A terrorist organization known as the 'New World Liberation Front' was wreaking havoc on the west coast, placing pipe bombs under police vehicles and murdering a bank customer with a shotgun.

    This same organization placed a pipe bomb under the window of the room of Diane Feinstein's daughter. Due to a rare overnight freeze, the bomb failed to detonate.

    In 1995, Feinstein testified before the Senate that she had been so traumatized by that event that she bought a handgun and intended to use it protect her daughter and her husband, who at the time was dying of cancer.

    It is interesting that Senator Feinstein is a fierce opponent to gun rights, receiving the grade of 'F-' from Gun Owners of America. Yet when she herself felt her life and that of her family threatened, she did not turn solely to the police. She bought, possessed, and carried a firearm, a right guaranteed to ALL Americans under the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    You will notice Feinstein's shocking support of gun rights in this story, a fact that apparently she has forgotten.

    Enter Keith Ellison. When the perpetrators of the crimes committed by the New World Liberation Front were identified and apprehended, it was discovered that the organization is a terrorist group connected with the Symbionese Liberation Army and that the main suspect in the attempt on the life of Feinstein's daughter was none other than one Sara Jane Olson, who went by the name of 'Kathleen Soliah.'

    On the run from law enforcement officials for over 20 years, Olson was captured in St. Paul, Minn. in the year 1999. As it turns out Olson had powerful support from a group called 'Weather Underground,' which was formed as a radical group in the 1960s. The group set up a legal defense fund for Olson, led by one of the group's founders, Bernadine Dohrn.

    Now here is the most shocking fact of all. Keith Ellison joined Weather Underground and Bernadine Dohrn in promoting a fundraiser for the legal defense of Sara Jane Olson. Not only that, but Ellison is on record as stating that the incarceration of Olson was nothing more than people trying to 'settle the score with those fighting for freedom during the 60s and 70s.'

    Ellison then demanded that Olson be set free.

    Thus, Muslim Keith Ellison is on record supporting the full and free release of a convicted terrorist who attempted to kill Diane Feinstein's daughter, and perhaps her entire family, with a pipe bomb.

    The Liberty Sphere repeatedly warned readers about Ellison for quite some time prior to the November 2006 elections. Those warnings went unheeded, as voters in Ellison's district in Minnesota elected a person of dubious reputation. Ellison has also been known to call for the release of cop-killers. Yet he sits in the U.S. House of Representatives, in the same Democrat Party as that of Diane Feinstein.

    To read the full account from the organization that first broke this shocking story, click here:
  • WorldNetDaily News
  • A Confession from a Disgusted Democrat

    Charlotte, NC (TLS). Linda Thom is one disgusted Democrat. The lifelong Democrat confesses and complains that her Party has totally missed the boat on immigration reform and that the citizens are increasingly fed up with it.

    Sweeping immigration reform is a concept whose time has come in America. Citizens are increasingly up in arms about the country they love slowly fading away as illegal aliens run roughshod over our values and Constitution, showing a total disregard for the rule of law.

    Democrats have historically opposed any form of immigration reform, recognizing the fact that illegal aliens represent yet one more minority group from which they can receive votes. Democrats such as Thom, however, have seen through the ruse and are ready to bolt.

    Read her confession here:
  • Linda Thom
  • New Update on the Wren Cross at College of William and Mary

    Charlotte, NC (TLS). The scandal surrounding the removal of a Cross from the historic Wren Chapel at the College of William and Mary is still brewing. The Liberty Sphere has reported on this story a couple of time over the past few months. Today we have received updated information that indicates students and alums are still fuming over the actions of the college president, who unilaterally made the decision to remove the Cross, and then unilaterally decided on a compromise that he hoped would placate his critics.

    They are not impressed.

    Over 10,000 signatures have been placed on a petition drive to restore the Wren Cross to its rightful home in the chapel.

    The Liberty Sphere had previously called for the dismissal of the college president by the Board of Trustees. This has yet to happen. Yet, as you will read in the article below, the General Assembly of the State of Virginia is threatening action unless the Cross is restored.

    Perhaps the Trustees of the college had better get a move on doing something about their wayward President, or else the state of Virginia will intervene. And from what we can tell, the legislature is none too pleased that the Cross was removed.

    Read the full account here:
  • Wren Cross
  • Thursday, January 25, 2007

    Embedded in Charlotte, NC: The Stories We Are Following

    Charlotte, NC (TLS). The Liberty Sphere is embedded in Charlotte, North Carolina in order to closely follow several continually breaking news stories of interest.

    First, we were among the first to announce that Republican Duncan Hunter would formally announce his candidacy for President in Spartanburg, South Carolina, about 70 miles south of here. The breakfast meeting in Spartanburg during which Hunter made the announcement provided an opportunity for The Liberty Sphere to get a close-up glimpse into the nature of Hunter the man, his views, and the reaction of those in attendance. This man may well be the candidate to surge to the top once conservatives learn the scoop on this unique American hero/patriot.

    Second, we are following the high school scandal in the small South Carolina town of Ware Shoals, located in the northwest sector of the state. This still-developing story involving high school cheerleaders, their coach, and their principal is the talk of the town in Ware Shoals, which is normally a friendly and quiet southern village known for its hospitality.

    The Liberty Sphere has learned that allegations concerning the involvement of several local National Guardsmen in the scandal has become part of the investigation.

    We will keep you updated.

    And third, Charlotte, North Carolina, one of the boomtowns of the South during the past 20 years, is home to a Muslim hotbed that figures into a suspected terrorism ring. This city that is populated with tens of thousands of Baptists who attend massive mega-churches is the unlikely home of a mosque that has been suspected of having connections to international terrorism.

    The Liberty Sphere will be following that story.

    So, my friends, a lot is happening here, so stay tuned!

    DNC Blasts Duncan Hunter

    Charlotte, NC (TLS). The Democrat National Committee blasted Republican Presidential contender Duncan Hunter today, claiming that he is 'out of touch' with the American people.

    Wasting no time in launching its attack shortly after Hunter announced his candidacy in Spartanburg, South Carolina this morning, the DNC claims that Hunter's views will not resonate with most Americans, in spite of his support for low taxes, a strong military, tough immigration reform, trade policy reform to correct unfair advantage for countries like China which then use the billions we send their way against us, secured borders, and a strong national security policy.

    Obviously the Democrats believe that these values will not resonate with most Americans.

    They would be very wrong.

    Duncan Hunter opposes EMBRYONIC stem cell research because it is unnecessary and because it goes against the principles of human decency. Amniotic stem cell research shows the most promise in curing most of the worst diseases we face. There is no reason to use human embryos in this research.

    But of course, it was expected that the DNC would take this position, given that most of their candidates favor abortion-on-demand, are against a ban on partial birth abortion, and are essentially in favor of wide open baby killing with people like Barack Hussein Obama voting against requiring medical care for aborted babies who survive abortion attempts. Obama's support for infanticide has yet to draw forth a single condemnation from anyone in the Democrat Party.

    In addition, perhaps most Americans resonate with wide-open borders that allowed 45,000 murders of Americans committed by illegal aliens over the last five years--13 times the number killed in the Iraq War. Let's not forget the Democrat record on immigration. They have fought reform tooth and toenail because it would cut into their voting base.

    Or perhaps most Americans resonate with the imprisonment of two American Border Patrol agents who shot at Mexican illegal aliens crossing the border with illegal drugs. Where have the cries been from Democrats demanding the release of those two American heroes? Duncan Hunter has been on the front lines demanding their release.

    Maybe Americans resonate with the attempt of Democrats to ban guns, violating the U.S. Constitution. Or maybe they agree with the attempt to rob grassroots citizens and bloggers of their First Amendment right to free speech, such as most Democrats voted to do just last week. Were it not for American patriots who stopped them, the Democrats would have succeeded in the most far-reaching attack on First Amendment rights in the history of this republic.

    If the Democrat National Committee thinks it can defend such shenanigans head-on in a side-by-side debate with candidates such as Duncan Hunter, I say, 'BRING IT ON.' We will meet them eyeball to eyeball, toe-to-toe on each and every issue. THEN, let's see if most Americans 'resonate' with Democrats.

    As far as I can tell, it is the Demos who are so far outside mainstream America that they will run as fast as they can from their votes and their record.

    Duncan Hunter Announces Presidential Bid

    Spartanburg, SC (TLS). U.S. House Representative Duncan Hunter, R-CA, announced his bid for the Republican Presidential nomination before a friendly audience here in the upstate of South Carolina. The setting of the announcement was the luxurious Marriott Renaissance Park Hotel in Spartanburg, South Carolina, at a breakfast gathering entitled, 'America--The Strength of Freedom.'

    Spartanburg is located in the overwhelmingly conservative and Republican stronghold of northwest South Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The area has experienced tremendous growth through the years with its emphasis on low taxes, a business-friendly environment, and relatively low crime rate. Located 70 miles south of the booming North Carolina metropolis of Charlotte, the Greenville-Spartanburg area is home to the North American headquarters of BMW. The history of the area, however, is deeply rooted in the textile industry, with business mogul Roger Milliken calling the Spartanburg area home.

    Milliken was present at the announcement of Hunter's Presidential bid this morning, though he has yet to endorse a candidate. Milliken did state, however, that Hunter's is a 'voice that needs to be heard.' Hunter's support for measures that correct unfair trade imbalances and policies that favor underpaid and unskilled overseas labor makes him an attractive candidate to people like Roger Milliken.

    In his remarks today, Hunter stated that he wished to pick up where former President Ronald Reagan left off. Indeed, Hunter's views on government, the military, taxes, family, abortion, and the important place of religious faith in society put him in a unique position among the field of Presidential candidates at present. He is perhaps the only candidate in either Party that has truly remained faithful to the ideas of 'the Reagan Revolution' for the past 25 years since he was first elected to Congress.

    Hunter has consistently echoed the Reagan mantra, 'Peace through strength,' in his campaign appearances.

    In addition, the candidate is the ONLY candidate in either Party who has achieved the top rating of 'A+' from Gun Owners of America. This sets him apart from gun-grabbers such as John McCain, Rudy Giuliani, John Edwards, Barack Hussein Obama, and Hillary Clinton.

    The candidate is also in favor of strict immigration reform, a concept that will definitely appeal to those who are aware of the threat posed to the country from an immigration policy that not only is raging out of control but the laws of which are not even being enforced.

    It was Duncan Hunter, furthermore, who initially introduced a resolution demanding the release of the two Border Patrol agents who were recently sent to prison for merely doing the job they were hired to do--protect U.S. borders from illegal aliens who not only cross the border illegally but smuggle drugs into the country.

    Duncan Hunter's background is also a refreshing balm to citizens who are fed up with lip-service and no action, and politicians who claim an adherence to religious faith but portray very little of it once they get elected. Rep. Hunter is a devout Baptist layman who has remained faithful to his traditional views on morality, family, abortion, prayer, and freedom of religious expression.

    Further, the candidate is a true American hero, having served with distinction in Viet Nam, receiving the Bronze Star for bravery. Hunter's son has served in the War in Iraq on two separate occasions.

    Perhaps Hunter's most endearing remarks to this socially conservative and deeply religious audience had to do with the abortion issue. Echoing his remarks to the pro-life rally in Washington on Monday, Hunter stated, 'If we have a judicial applicant, a judicial nominee who can look at a sonogram of an unborn child and not see the value of human life ... if I should become president of the United States, he will not receive a judicial appointment.'

    Fundraising will definitely be a challenge to Hunter as he seeks the Republican nomination in a field of candidates who have much more name recognition. However, as the Republican and conservative base gets to know him better, and thoroughly evaluates his stance on the issues that are important to those who love liberty, we could well witness a surge in support of this stalwart of freedom.

    We Welcome Ann Coulter to The Liberty Sphere

    Good morning!

    Today we have the pleasure of welcoming Ann Coulter to The Liberty Sphere lineup of columnists and pundits. Never disappointing readers with her exceedingly witty exchanges and her relentless exposing of the lies of the Left, Coulter's columns are must-reads.

    Simply click on her name in the left column in the 'links' section of The Liberty Sphere, and this will take you directly to Ann's latest columns.

    High School Scandal Hits Small South Carolina Town

    Ware Shoals, SC (TLS). The sleepy southern town of Ware Shoals, located in the beautiful upstate of South Carolina, is an unlikely setting for a major scandal involving a teacher, a principal, and high school cheerleaders. This area is known for its charming southern hospitality, a friendly and safe environment for families, and a deeply religious heritage rooted in Baptist evangelical Christianity.

    Most people in these parts were thoroughly shocked when news broke last week that a high school cheerleading coach at Ware Shoals High School had been arrested for giving alcohol to minors and placing those minors in what law enforcement officials described as 'highly inappropriate and compromising situations.' Allegedly, the coach in question would get certain members of her cheerleading squad out of class during school hours to go to an undisclosed location where alcohol would be served, along with the unspecified 'compromising situation.'

    Two shocking aspects of this case came to light today, as law enforcement officials arrested the school principal on charges that she covered up the activities of the cheerleader coach. In addition, several school board members in Ware Shoals are family members of the accused coach.

    The Liberty Sphere's sources in the area have revealed widespread public skepticism concerning the participation of the high school principal in a cover-up. Her arrest has left citizens in Ware Shoals wondering if perhaps the local law enforcement authorities went too far in attempting to discover a conspiracy where there may not be one. Local citizens seem willing to give the beleaguered principal the benefit of the doubt until all the facts are in.

    As for the cheerleading coach, sentiment grows a bit more fuzzy. The thing about small southern towns is that word travels quickly and young people tend to have an inbred conscience, a basic knowledge of right and wrong, that leads them to blow the whistle on any sleazy activity of this nature.

    Yet here again, the facts are not yet in. The accused must be given the benefit of the doubt.

    Needless to say, however, this case has set the tongues wagging and the town ablaze with speculation. The townspeople who were contacted indicated that things like this are highly unusual in a place like Ware Shoals, and they are ready for the talk of the town to revert back to more genteel topics.

    Republican Duncan Hunter To Announce Presidential Bid Today

    Washington, DC (TLS). The Liberty Sphere has learned that U.S. House Representative Duncan Hunter, R-CA, shown above, will announce his bid for the Republican Presidential nomination today.

    Rep. Hunter will make the announcement in Spartanburg, South Carolina, a place where the Congressman has garnered the support of some powerful and influential business leaders, including textile mogul Roger Milliken. Spartanburg is also located in the middle of an area that has suddenly become one of the most important campaign stops, as the South Carolina primary will be among the very first in the nation. The state has recently been host to visits by a variety of candidates in both parties, such as Mitt Romney, Joe Biden, Chris Dodd, and John McCain.

    Duncan Hunter will find a friendly audience for his announcement in Spartanburg. His voting record indicates solid conservative credentials, including pro-family, pro-life, tax cuts, national security, border security, and immigration reform.

    In addition, Gun Owners of America has given Hunter a grade of 'A+' on Second Amendment issues, making him the ONLY candidate in either party thus far to achieve the top rating.

    The National Education Association has given the Congressman one of its lowest ratings, which further solidifies Hunter's conservative credentials. The NEA has long been the nemesis of education reform, choosing instead to place union-style protectionism of teachers above the quality of education.

    In addition, Hunter is a strong proponent of correcting the terribly unfair trade imbalance that exists between the U.S. and foreign countries, particularly China. As China quickly becomes a major economic competitor of the U.S., the time is ripe to correct the shocking imbalance in trade policy that gives the Chinese a jaw-dropping advantage when there is no rational reason for it.

    It has yet to be seen if Duncan Hunter can achieve the name recognition and 'gravitas' to garner the support of the majority of Republicans. Members of the House suffer in these areas as Governors and Senators overshadow their presence. Yet Hunter is worthy of a hearing.

    The Liberty Sphere feels that Duncan Hunter may well be the candidate conservatives are looking for. He has a commanding stage presence and speaks with authority. His views are highly attractive to those of us who value liberty, defense, security, gun rights, and lower taxes.

    Out-Nifonging the Nifong: Criminal Charges in Order

    Washington, DC (TLS). As most have obviously heard or read by now, the North Carolina Bar Association has charged Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong with misleading the court and withholding crucial evidence in the Duke lacrosse rape hoax. These charges will be added to the ethics charges with which the Bar has already charged Nifong. If found guilty this would be enough to remove Nifong from the Bar, essentially making it impossible for him to practice law ever again.

    This should be the very least of his worries.

    A new term has been added to the modern vernacular resulting from Nifong's gross misconduct in this case--'Nifonged'--which of course refers to the process of being tried in the court of public opinion rather than in a court of law and then proceeding to drag the accused through the mud in the process. Of course, anyone who gets 'Nifonged' is in dire straits.

    In Mike Nifong's case, however, it would seem that the process that bears his name is a perfect fit. After all, each of Nifong's misdeeds were conducted publicly, in plain sight of the watchful eye of the public. The public is therefore an eyewitness to a heinous crime, a dark scheme contrived to win an election by framing or at least aiding in the framing of three young Duke students for crimes they did not commit, thus coming dangerously close to ruining their lives. Each false statement, each misdeed, each deception is all part of the public record, complete with TV cameras, video equipment, digital video and audio technology, all of which have preserved Nifong's prosecutorial misconduct.

    Now it is time to 'out-Nifong' the Nifong, so to speak.

    The suggestion has been made that judicial immunity may prevent Nifong from facing criminal charges for his misdeeds. However, such immunity clearly does NOT protect judges and attorneys from facing criminal charges if there is sufficient evidence that the counselors in question may have engaged in willful criminal conduct. It is difficult to see how Nifong's behavior can be viewed as anything but willful and criminal. The fact that a District Attorney in the middle of a high profile rape case, with potentially explosive racial overtones, would not even interview the accuser until eight months after the accusations were brought only highlights the calculated manner in which Nifong went about his work to play up the case in the news media, aiding and abetting agitators who worked up the Durham community into a state of frenzy, declaring the accused guilty before the cameras knowing full well he did not have a case, and then cruising to an easy re-election in a town that considered him to be a hero.

    A series of crimes have been committed here right in front of the public by one of Durham's heroes.

    Criminal charges should be vigorously pursued against Nifong. The man who did not hesitate to seek to ruin the lives of three innocent young men should be shown no mercy in facing his own prosecution.

    It is now time for Nifong to be nifonged. This time, however, the charges will not be fabricated. They are all there in the public record.

    Wednesday, January 24, 2007

    LIBERTY ALERT!! Anti-Gun Bill on Fast Track in Congress

    Washington, DC (TLS). This is an urgent 'Liberty Alert' concerning anti-gun legislation in Congress. Nancy Pelosi is determined to place on the fast track a bill introduced by gun opponent, Representative Carolyn McCarthy, who is seeking to expand the gun-grabbing 'Brady Bill.'

    The Brady Gang is well-known in the beltway and around the nation as one of the fiercest and most dangerous opponents to Constitutional rights in the nation. Targeting the right of citizens to keep and bear arms under the provisions of the Second Amendment, the Brady Gang is determined to keep whittling away at gun rights little by little, step by step, bill by bill, until one day they succeed in outlawing guns altogether.

    Rep. McCarthy is one of their comrades in this war on Constitutional rights.

    The bill she proposes has come before Congress before but was voted down by Republicans who were in control at the time. With Nancy Pelosi's gun-grabbing, rights-robbing gang of thugs in control, however, we can be assured that Pelosi will put the McCarthy bill on the fast track.

    Here is a sample letter, provided by Gun Owners of America, that you may use to send to your Congressional Representatives. Simply add your name at the signature line.

    My friends, this bill MUST be stopped in its tracks. Contact your lawmakers NOW.

    Pre-written letter to your Representative ----

    Dear Representative:

    Gun Owners of America has told me that anti-gun Rep. Carolyn McCarthy is trying to expand the Brady Law via H.R. 297. Well, on behalf of those millions of Americans who:

    * have had their gun purchases held up by the Brady background check system for no apparent reason;

    * know of people who have been targets of stalkers or abusive husbands -- and were killed (or simply forced to live in fear) while some bureaucrat in West Virginia fumbled around with their lives;

    * have tried to buy a gun when the NICS system was shut down completely -- thereby blocking gun purchases nationally;

    * are just curious why the Brady Instant Check -- which was billed as "the gun control bill that would stop future calls for gun control" -- almost immediately became a stepping stone for gun control bills dealing with gun show background checks, private sale background checks, and more personal information for the NICS registration system;

    * are wondering why the FBI brags about the number of sales blocked by the Brady check, but can produce no data showing that the Instant check system has any relation to crime reduction;

    * are struck by the fact that the anti-gun Clinton administration tried to use the system -- without further legislation -- to impose onerous fees and to retain records forever; and

    * are wondering why the folks responsible for Waco and Ruby Ridge should be put in charge of determining whether or not I can have a gun --

    I would ask you to oppose H.R. 297, the anti-gun legislation sponsored by liberal Carolyn McCarthy. Thank you.

    (Your name)
    For the complete story on this ominous threat to gun rights, click here to go to the website of Gun Owners of America:
  • Gun Owners' Alert

    And a hearty 'Good Morning' to each of you on this hump day, Wednesday.

    Here are The Liberty Sphere's top stories for today:

    **Bush to Congress: 'You Did Not Vote for Failure'
    **A Defector from the Jihad--'Now They Call Me Infidel'
    **Wolf in Sheep's Clothes: The American Hunter and Shooters Association
    **Climate Debate Turns Nasty
    **A Liberty Sphere Exclusive--How Environmentalists Consort to Destroy American Free Enterprise--A republishing of a Liberty Sphere classic
    **And If You Don't Believe Me, Walter Williams Concurs on Environmentalism


    Bush to Congress: 'You Did Not Vote for Failure'

    Washington, DC (TLS). President Bush, speaking to Congress in his 2007 State of the Union address Tuesday evening, stated that when Congress voted to authorize the War in Iraq, 'you did not vote for failure.'

    This could well be the key statement of the entire speech.

    In a clear challenge to Democrats who now wish to cut and run in Iraq, in spite of the fact that most of them voted to authorize the President to invade, Mr. Bush makes his case for the necessity of the troop surge in order to secure Baghdad as part of a broader war that could well prevent the entire Middle East from disintegrating into violence and total collapse. Such a scenario would be devastating in our attempt to keep at bay the evil forces of Islamic Jihad.

    For the United States to withdraw now would spell catastrophe for the entire region which would then fall to the extremists and terrorists of Iran and Syria.

    'This is not the war we entered when we first went into Iraq,' stated the President, 'but this is the war we face now.' After a string of history-making successes in Iraq the enemy fought back in 2006. Such periods of battering occur in war. This is to be expected. However, we must not allow the enemy to crush our will and resolve.

    We must remember that the United States brought about the following resounding successes:
    --the removal of one of the most brutal dictators in human history
    --the set-up of a provisional government based on democratic principles
    --the formulation of a Constitution that is the most democratic in the Muslim world
    --the election of a government under the provisions of that Constitution.

    We have come too far to turn back now. As the war has morphed into a terrorist-insurgency from Syria and Iran, it is even more vital that the United States turns up the heat to beat back these threats to human liberty.

    As expected, the Democrat response to the President's address, presented by Virginia Senator Jim Webb, was more of the bolderdash of excuses to accept defeat. Mr. Webb and his comrades need to be reminded that when Democrats by overwhelming majorities voted with Republicans to authorize this war, they did not vote for failure. They voted for victory, and nothing less than victory will be acceptable.

    A Defector From Jihad--'Now They Call Me Infidel'

    Nonie Darwish, shown above, is one of the most brilliant--and courageous--women in the world today. Raised in an environment where Islamic Jihad was a way of life, Darwish later renounced the Jihad in favor of Israel, the United States, and the War on Terror. She has become a powerful spokesman for freedom all over the world, exposing the bitter hatred and violence that is an integral part of Islamic Jihadists.

    For this she has endured ridicule, vilification, slander, and death threats. Some leftist college campuses in America have withdrawn speaking invitations from her in response to threats of violence from Muslims students and their apologists among the liberal intelligentsia.

    In the article below, David Forsmark of Front Page Magazine examines Darwish's monumental book, 'Now They Call Me Infidel: Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel, and the War on Terror.'

    Click below for this must-read.
  • Now They Call Me Infidel
  • Wolf in Sheep's Clothes: American Hunters and Shooters Association

    Washington, DC (TLS). One of the prevailing tactics of the extremist Left in this country of late is encapsulated by these words, 'If you can't beat 'em, join 'em, and take them out from the inside.' In short, it is the wolf-in-sheep's-clothing effect. Such persons can do more damage by pretending to be for us than they can by fighting us openly.

    Thus, they take their war against us underground, engaging in covert action to subjugate liberty while pretending to be all for liberty.

    Such is the case with the American Hunters and Shooters Association. One would think from the name that this organization would stand for Second Amendment rights, seeking to protect the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Nothing could be further from the truth.

    In actuality, this organization seeks to divide gun rights groups in order to weaken them as a voting block. Their goal is more gun control, and their most vocal proponents are some of the most relentless enemies of the Second Amendment in America today.

    For more about this group, click here:
  • GunLawNews
  • Climate Debate Turns Nasty

    Washington, DC (TLS). Activists within the environmentalist movement are attempting to shut down debate about climate change and global warming. Determined to turn theory and hypothesis into 'science by consensus,' these ideologues demand strict adherence to their dogma that global warming has but one major cause--the activity of man.

    Any scientist or climatologist who dares disagree based upon observable, hard science, is considered a heretic to be shunned.

    Even a meteorologist on The Weather Channel asserted that any meteorologist that did not believe man caused global warming should have his/her credentials removed. This is in spite of the fact that there is widespread disagreement among scientists, climatologists, and meteorologists concerning the cause of global warming.

    As I have written to you before in my Liberty Sphere exclusive that exposed the environmentalist movement as a political movement seeking to alter the course of society by restricting liberty, free enterprise, and capitalism, the issue is not global warming at all. The earth warms and cools in cycles, usually as a result of the sun's activity. Greenhouse gases can collect in the atmosphere totally apart from man's activity, as it was recently discovered that the planet Venus is uninhabitable due to its lack of a force field above its atmosphere to shield it from solar rays, causing the build-up of greenhouse gases.

    This is not to mention that the earth has been in a gradual state of warming since the end of the last Ice Age.

    That expose of the environmentalist movement will be re-posted today.

    This is a singularly important matter, my friends, for much more is at stake here than simply what types of cars we drive. The environmentalist movement has a vested interest in placing the blame for climate change solely on man so that a different paradigm for existence can be ushered into society that is based not upon liberty but upon restrictions placed on citizens from a centralized source--the government.

    The article below is a must-read on this continually breaking story.

  • Climate Debate CNS News
  • And If You Don't Believe Me, Walter Williams Concurs on Environmentalism

    Washington, DC (TLS). One of the foremost intellects in the country today is economist, columnist, and commentator Walter Williams. Writing in the Jewish World Review, Williams concurs with The Liberty Sphere's expose concerning the hidden agenda of the environmentalist movement--government control over our lives.

    Read Williams' article here:

  • Walter Williams
  • A LIBERTY SPHERE EXCLUSIVE--How Environmentalists Consort to Destroy American Free Enterprise

    The responsible stewardship of the environment is not up for debate in modern times. Every responsible, thinking person is forced to consider the world around us and the impact the activity of man has upon the earth's ability to sustain and renew life. The debate, therefore, centers upon one single issue--globing warming and its cause.

    Global warming itself is not really the issue at all. It is a fact. In the earth's long and sometimes violent history, there have been patterns of warming and cooling that run in cycles, usually in response to the sun's activity. As the sun increases in volatility with solar storms, the impact on earth is quite predictable. Earth's temperatures increase.

    For example, during the Middle Ages, long before the burning of fossil fuels, the earth experienced a warming that is well-documented among feudal societies where written descriptions of the climate are preserved from the era. In reading those documents we are struck by the descriptions of various writers who describe warm temperatures in areas that are generally known for the cold.

    During the modern industrial era, however, particularly at its infancy in the 18th and 19th centuries, we see descriptions of a much cooler climate than that of the Middle Ages. In fact, there was a mini ice age that occurred early on during the period where unusual cold and snowfalls were described by novelists and historians.

    These periods of global cooling occur simultaneously with a leveling out of the sun's activity. As solar storms decrease, the earth responds by a cooling of global temperatures.

    Presently we are in the midst of an increase in the sun's activity. This activity has been documented for quite some time, resulting in a slight but observable increase in the earth's temperatures.

    Thus, the issue of global warming is not up for debate. It is a fact at present, just as it has been a fact many times throughout the cyclical life of the planet. The debate centers on man's role, if any, in the warming that is occurring.

    The 'environmentalist movement' has come down on the side of man's culpability in the warming of the earth's temperatures. With a dogmatism that would put Medieval
    Catholicism to shame, those who belong to the movement insist, adamantly, that the blame for global warming lies squarely with human beings. Human activity, according to the environmentalist dogma, is the single largest contributor to the increase of the earth's temperatures, and thus, steps must be taken to curb man's activity.

    The activity in question, of course, is free enterprise, capitalistic industrialism, and entrepreneurship that supposedly 'rapes the precious environment.' This, according to the High Priests and Priestesses of the movement, must be stopped cold.

    At the opposite side of the spectrum lies conservatives, libertarians, and those who adhere strictly to 'hard science.' It isn't that these persons deny the possibility of global warming, or global cooling either, for that matter. Rather, these persons question man's contribution to the process. They are not convinced that human activity has much of an impact one way or the other on changes in the earth's temperatures.

    Hard science definitely appears to confirm the notion of the latter group of persons.

    Take the example of the mammoths in the North Pole region of the earth. Millions of years ago it is clear that the polar region was warm, blooming with plant life, and inhabited by life forms that fed on the plants that were abundant in the region. Hard science proves that this was the case.

    Scientists discovered large mammoths frozen in the ice of the polar region that still had undigested green plants in their mouths. These majestic gargantuan creatures roamed the polar region during an era of the earth's history when there was no ice but plant life, grasses, and trees.

    The startling discovery of the frozen mammoths in the polar ice region forced scientists to consider one basic fact--there are times when the earth's climate changes suddenly, unpredictably, and violently.

    These mammoths had obviously been feeding on the plant life in the polar region, yet they froze to death so quickly that the plants they had just taken into their mouths were frozen along with them. Preserved in the ice for eons of time, these animals provided hard scientific proof of three basic postulates.

    First, the polar region was not always frozen but teeming with plant life. Second, this plant life sustained animal life that in today's climate would not survive the cold of the region. And third, the earth is often unpredictable in its wide variances of temperatures, sometimes resulting in sudden, violent, and catastrophic shifts in temperature.

    In short, the mammoths froze to death within seconds or minutes while munching on the plants that once grew in the Arctic.

    In addition, the mere fact that the Arctic region contains some of the world's most abundant oil deposits is ample proof that the region was once inhabited by numerous animals that left behind fossils that eventually led to the 'fossil fuel' of oil. Such animals could not survive the harsh climate the region has today.

    Thus, observable, documented hard science is in unanimous agreement concerning the earth's climate. In the grand scheme of things, mankind has little to do with it. The dramatic shift of the climate in the Arctic region occurred long before man appeared on the earth. The Ice Age was ushered in by forces totally outside the activity of human beings. The warming that has occurred since the end of the last Ice Age began long before humans began burning fossil fuels.

    It can be documented without dispute, for example, that the earth has been warming for centuries. In actuality, taking the long view, the earth has been warming gradually ever since the end of the last Ice Age, long before there was any industrialization.

    Why, then, do the dogmatists within the environmentalist movement insist so vehemently that global warming is a man-made phenomenon? Why are those who present an alternative view to the notion that man caused global warming presently referred to by these dogmatists as 'Holocaust deniers?' These are shockingly harsh terms.

    This is not all. PBS was scheduled to do a documentary on global warming. They were planning to utilize the expertise of a world-renown scientist at the University of Oklahoma. However, when the scientist explained to the producers at PBS that he planned on basing his views solely on hard science, they told him in no uncertain terms that he MUST lay the blame for the phenomenon on human activity and the burning of fossil fuels. When the scientist protested that such a view is based upon speculation and opinion rather than hard scientific evidence, he was politely told his services would not be needed on the program.

    Why? Why is the dogma of the environmentalist movement so important to its adherents that scientists must be browbeaten into submission and the documented scientific evidence ignored?

    The answer is that today's environmentalist movement is not a scientific movement but a political one. The movement is a front for those with a definite political agenda.

    Consider this. The scientists who belong to the environmentalist movement claim that their basis of authority on the subject of global warming is 'by consensus.' They have arrived at their viewpoint that man is responsible for global warming by consensus, that is, most of the scientists in the movement adhere to a viewpoint that is not universally held by the best minds within the scientific community.

    And this is the source of the problem. If science is determined by consensus, it ceases to be science. It then becomes conjecture, opinion, and theory. Hard science is based upon one thing alone--the observable facts. Anything that cannot be verified with observable facts remains in the realm of opinion and theory. But it is not science.

    Thus, the environmentalist movement has outed itself as a purely political movement. By admitting to the notion that scientific fact can be determined by consensus rather than hard evidence, the movement has immediately taken itself totally outside the scientific realm.

    This leaves only one dire conclusion. The environmentalist movement is nothing more than a political movement that is dedicated to the destruction of capitalism, entrepreneurship, and free enterprise industrialism. Thus, Americans are told how horrible they are for driving SUVs. We are told how wicked are the oil companies. We are treated to diatribes about how awful are the chemical companies. To express a belief that nuclear-powered energy sources are an acceptable, clean alternative is to commit the unpardonable sin. This is enough to get you excommunicated by the High Priests and Priestesses of the movement. You will surely go straight to hell.

    Thus, the environmentalist movement is today the single largest threat to liberty in the world outside of terrorism. In the name of saving the planet from us wicked human beings, its adherents would dismantle American capitalism and free enterprise. Under the guise of 'doing good' the movement would destroy the basis of the American economy and totally change our way of life.

    It is for this reason that many of the ex-Communists and Socialists from the Cold War have joined the environmentalist movement. When the old Soviet Union fell as a result of the policies of President Ronald Reagan, who brought them to the brink of economic disaster with our massive military buildup, the comrades were caught without a cause and with no place to go.

    These people always have to have a subversive 'cause' to justify their existence.

    Thus, they chose the environmentalist movement as the perfect vehicle by which to push toward their goal of destroying capitalism, dismantling the American economy, burying our prosperity, and eventually bringing the complete demise of a Republic that is dedicated to human liberty.

    To buy into environmentalist pronouncements as the musings of concerned scientists is a big mistake. The practice of environmentalists to ignore hard science and smear the good names of respected scientists who do not subscribe to their views is ample proof of the subversive nature of this movement.

    Thinking people can see right through the ruse. When science is decided by 'consensus' and not factual evidence, it is clear that anything the man-is-to-blame-for-global-warming crowd has to say is to be viewed with a grain of salt. They are not to be taken seriously, except for their massive and single-minded desire to dominate politics and alter the course of a free society.

    As for their anti-American and anti-liberty scheme, we should quickly and forcefully repudiate their statements in the public arena whenever we have opportunity to do so.

    Tuesday, January 23, 2007

    Equal Access to Internet in Jeopardy

    Washington, DC (TLS). Equal access to the Internet is in jeopardy as Internet Service Providers and big businesses seek to change the manner in which everyone gains access to the Web. ISPs, including telephone and cable companies, want to charge a premium rate to some large businesses in order for people to reach their sites more quickly and easily.

    The problem is that such a system would penalize small businesses and individuals, such as bloggers. The Web sites that pay the premium fee will be guaranteed maximum bandwidth, and those companies that do not pay this premium fee will be forced to share whatever is left.

    This means it will be very difficult to access the web sites of the little guys.

    The Internet will be totally dominated by large corporations that pay huge premiums for maximum bandwidth. Entrepreneurs, small businesses, and bloggers will be quashed.

    Under the current system a person can gain access to ANY website with equal ease. For example, it is just as simple to access this site, The Liberty Sphere, as it is to access the website of, say, Walmart. This is how small businesses flourish on the Web. Anyone that develops a website is assured that their site is as accessible as that of Victoria's Secret or Hillary Clinton.

    All of this will change if the ISPs have their way.

    Legislation is being developed in Congress that will prevent ISPs from charging a premium to content providers. This legislation would prohibit ISPs from giving preferential treatment to some sites.

    The Liberty Sphere will go on record as supporting this vital legislation.

    This legislation, however, faces mounting opposition. The business community is nearly evenly divided in support for and opposition to the bill. The pressure on Congress from mega-corporations is significant. These enterprises seek to form a monopoly of sorts on the Internet, squeezing out smaller business and individuals.

    However, most of the enterprises that utilize the Web are small businesses and individual entrepreneurs. Our voices should be much more powerful than the few huge conglomerates that wish to squeeze us out. Thus, it is vital that Congress hear from us concerning this legislation.

    It is essential that Congress enact this proposed legislation that will enable new businesses and grassroots communication to flourish and prevent mega-corporations from blocking fast Internet access to the little guys.

    Hillary Clinton's Pro-Abortion Record

    Washington, DC (TLS). Hillary Clinton's pro-abortion record spans several decades, beginning with numerous statements she has made prior to her election to public office, and culminating with her tenure as the Senator from New York. Clearly, Hillary will attempt to sidestep the issue as she runs for President.

    However, she will never be able to hide from her record.

    'Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) will have a lengthy pro-abortion rights record to defend during her 2008 presidential campaign -- a record established not only by her Senate votes but also by her eight years as first lady.

    'The presumed frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, Clinton has a 100 percent rating from Planned Parenthood. The same can be said of Democratic Sens. Barack Obama of Illinois, John Kerry of Massachusetts, Joseph Biden of Delaware and former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards -- all of whom are expected to challenge Clinton for the nomination.

    'Although helpful in a Democratic primary, a rigid stance on the issue could pose a challenge in a general election. Polls consistently show a majority of Americans support keeping abortion legal, but favor restrictions Clinton and many Democrats don't support.'

    Read the full story here:
  • Hillary's Pro-Abortion Record
  • Pro-Abortion Groups Hail Democrat Victory in November

    Washington, DC (TLS). Monday marked the day that pro-life and pro-abortion forces would come to Washington in a yearly pilgrimage to call attention to Roe v. Wade. The pro-life forces, emboldened by the election of abortion supporters to control Congress, came out in full force, clearly re-energized for the fight against the senseless slaughter of the helpless.

    Pro-abortion forces were also in Washington hailing their victory with the Democrats taking control of Congress. As you will see in the article below, pro-abortion forces clearly view the election of 2006 as a major victory for abortion-rights.

    Are we surprised?

    'Celebrating the 34th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, an abortion rights group claimed 2006 as an important step in keeping abortion legal in the United States.

    '"Events in 2006 have altered the future political landscape for choice," said Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. "On November 7, Americans reaffirmed their commitment to a woman's right to choose by electing pro-choice candidates and defeating anti-choice ballot measures across the country."'

    Read the rest of the story here:
  • Pro-Abortion Forces
  • Anti-Gun Crowd Bombards Washington

    Washington, DC (TLS). With their usual tactics of claiming to 'crack down on gun dealers who send illegal guns onto the streets,' the Anti-Gun crowd has bombarded Washington over the past few days in hopes of pressuring their allies in the Democrat leadership to pass more stringent gun control measures. The usual suspects are among the throngs of gun control advocates crowding into Washington, including the infamous 'Brady Bunch,' that seeks essentially to ban all handguns.

    The Brady Bunch and their comrades in the subversion of liberty have a powerful voice in Washington, especially now that the Democrats control Congress.

    As The Liberty Sphere has constantly warned, this Congress is to be watched carefully, for it is all but certain that they will attempt to pass the most restrictive gun control legislation the nation has ever seen. Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Chris Dodd, John Edwards--all Democrat Presidential hopefuls, have dismal records on gun rights. In the Congress, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, John Conyers, and other Democrat leaders share in the desire of their Presidential hopefuls to rid the nation of firearms entirely.

    Yet they cannot state this openly as the goal, or else they would risk defeat at the polls. Instead, their plan is to take away gun rights in increments, gradually passing laws here and there that over time will amount to outlawing the possession and bearing of firearms, in clear violation of the Constitution.

    Most of you who read The Liberty Sphere on a regular basis are firmly in support of 2nd Amendment rights. This is the time to let your influence be known with your Representatives and Senators. The pressure on them at the present time by the anti-gun bigots is enormous.

    Here is the complete story from CNS News:

    'Gun control advocates want their Democratic allies to pass legislation targeting gun dealers who send illegal guns onto the streets.

    '"Congress needs to give law enforcement the tools it needs to crack down on the prime suppliers of illegal guns -- rogue gun dealers who enable gun traffickers to conduct their deadly business," Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Center, said in a press release on Monday.

    'It's a "new day in Washington," Helmke observed. "The flaws in federal law that protect corrupt gun dealers could be easily fixed if the new Congress embraces the public's interest and listens to the concerns of the nation's mayors."'

    Click here for more information on the Brady Bunch's pressure on Congress:
  • Anti-Gun Bigots
  • Monday, January 22, 2007

    GOOD MORNING! Here's The Liberty Sphere's Top Stories

    Washington, DC (TLS). Good morning! I hope all of you have a wonderful Monday.

    Here are today's 'must-reads' from The Liberty Sphere:

    *Hillary Clinton's Anti-Gun Agenda
    *Hillary Clinton a 'Trojan Horse' for George Soros' Scheme for Revolution
    *Democrats' Gang of Five--Follow the Money Trail
    *Important Pro-Life March in Washington Today
    *RNC's Choice of Martinez Will Cost GOP Votes

    Scroll down to read these stories. It's a busy day for news and politics.

    Have a good one!

    Hillary Clinton's Anti-Gun Agenda

    Washington, DC (TLS). The following facts were gleaned from various news sources over a period of years. The subject matter is Hillary Clinton's views on guns. As the following examples will show, Hillary falls within the camp of 'anti-gun bigots,' those who would blame firearms, not the evil deeds of wayward human beings, for every example of violence in the nation.

    For this reason, Hillary has received a grade of 'F-' from Gun Owners of America.

    As you will see below, Hillary Clinton favors a national database of registered gun owners--the very same tactic the Nazis used in Germany prior to taking over the country and confiscating guns. In addition, rather than pointing to the obvious logical conclusion that the violence of Columbine could have been stopped cold had teachers and school administrators been armed, Hillary instead seeks to tighten gun control measures.

    'Hillary Rodham Clinton offered her support for a legislative proposal to license hand guns. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Charles Schumer, would require anyone who wants to purchase a gun to obtain a state-issued photo gun license. “I stand in support of this common sense legislation to license everyone who wishes to purchase a gun,” Clinton said. “I also believe that every new handgun sale or transfer should be registered in a national registry, such as Chuck is proposing.”'
    Source: Jun 2, 2000

    'A month after the Columbine shootings, Bill & I went to Littleton Colorado to visit with the families of victims & survivors. The Columbine tragedy was not the first, nor the last, episode involving gun violence at an American high school. But it ignited a call for more federal action to keep guns out of the hands of the violent, troubled and young--a lethal combination. Bill and I announced a proposal to raise the legal age of handgun ownership to 21, and limit purchases of handguns to one per month.'
    Source: Living History, by Hillary Rodham Clinton, p. 503-4 Nov 1, 2003

    'We have to do everything possible to keep guns out of the hands of children, and we need to stand firm on behalf of the sensible gun control legislation that passed the Senate and then was watered down in the House. It does not make sense for us at this point in our history to turn our backs on the reality that there are too many guns and too many children have access to those guns-and we have to act to prevent that.'
    Source: Remarks to NEA in Orlando, Florida Jul 5, 1999

    Hillary Clinton voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers.

    'A bill to prohibit civil liability actions from being brought or continued against manufacturers, distributors, dealers, or importers of firearms or ammunition for damages, injunctive or other relief resulting from the misuse of their products by others. Voting YES would:

    'Exempt lawsuits brought against individuals who knowingly transfer a firearm that will be used to commit a violent or drug-trafficking crime

    'Exempt lawsuits against actions that result in death, physical injury or property damage due solely to a product defect

    'Call for the dismissal of all qualified civil liability actions pending on the date of enactment by the court in which the action was brought

    'Prohibit the manufacture, import, sale or delivery of armor piercing ammunition, and sets a minimum prison term of 15 years for violations

    'Require all licensed importers, manufacturers and dealers who engage in the transfer of handguns to provide secure gun storage or safety devices.'
    Reference: Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act; Bill S 397 ; vote number 2005-219 on Jul 29, 2005

    Hillary Clinton voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence.

    'The bill would block certain civil lawsuits against manufacturers, distributors, dealers and importers of firearms and ammunition, mainly those lawsuits aimed at making them liable for gun violence. In this bill, trade groups would also be protected. The bill would call for the dismissal of pending lawsuits against the gun industry. The exception would be lawsuits regarding a defect in a weapon or ammunition. It also would provide a 10-year reauthorization of the assault weapons ban which is set to expire in September 2004. The bill would increase the penalties for gun-related violent or drug trafficking crimes which have not resulted in death, to a minimum of 15 years imprisonment. The bill calls for criminal background checks on all firearm transactions at gun shows where at least 75 guns are sold. Exemptions would be made available for dealers selling guns from their homes as well as members-only gun swaps and meets carried out by nonprofit hunting clubs.'
    Reference: Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act; Bill S.1805/H.R.1036 ; vote number 2004-30 on Mar 2, 2004

    As you can see from the record, Hillary Rodham Clinton is an avowed anti-gun bigot who believes 'there are too many guns.' That statement alone is ample proof that her theory, when carried to its logical conclusion, is based upon the premise that we must reduce the number of guns in society, since there are too many. The practical outgrowth of this premise is ominous. The only way one can reduce the number of guns in society is to enact extreme measures that violate the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    In other words, the right to own and bear arms must be abridged, limited, and violated--in direct contradiction to the Constitution which states that such a right shall NOT be abridged.

    It is no surprise that Clinton and her comrades in today's Democrat Party seek to rob citizens of their Constitutional rights. And, as I have warned before on The Liberty Sphere, if they can go after our gun rights, there is no reason to believe they won't go after our FIRST Amendment rights as well.

    Sadly, this is precisely what happened as the Democrat-controlled Senate attempted to silence free speech with a silly and oppressive attempt to stop citizens from urging each other to contact Congress concerning pending legislation. Hillary Clinton voted against free speech rights in this regard, thus placing her on The Liberty Sphere's Blacklist of Senate Traitors.

    Thus, the war on gun rights is merely a symptom of a broader war--the war on liberty. And Hillary Clinton is one of the Generals in that war.


    Washington, DC (TLS). What you are about to read may prove to be unsettling, so much so that some may dismiss the information as bogus, hiding in their denial and hoping and praying that it is not true. Yet these facts were uncovered by reliable sources who have documented each allegation.

    Liberals in this country, since 1966, have colluded in a vast scheme to ruin America by overloading government with impossible demands, bringing about collapse from which a new social order can be built, based upon a Marxist/Communist form of government.

    Too far-fetched to be true, you say? Read the following with an open mind. You will be shocked and frightened. And you should be. These individuals and their disciples are still around today both inside and outside government.

    My friends, it is time for America to wake up to the danger that besets us.

    'First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, the “Cloward-Piven Strategy” seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.'

    Read the rest of this bombshell information here:
  • Strategy to Ruin America
  • Hillary Clinton a 'Trojan Horse' for George Soros' Scheme for Revolution

    Washington, DC (TLS). The candidacy of Hillary Clinton for the Democrat Presidential nomination is but one more step in the fulfilling of a vision concocted years ago by Democrat billionaire operative George Soros. Hillary is actually Soros' 'Trojan Horse'--a person who must be legitimately elected in order for an illegitimate scheme to be unleashed, the launching of a massive revolution to rebuild America from the ground up, trashing the U.S. Constitution in the process.

    Author and commentator David Horowitz has brilliantly exposed this subversive movement, providing enlightening detail and documentation that proves what most liberty-cherishing Americans have known all along--Hillary Clinton is a great danger to the nation, and George Soros is her queen-maker.

    'Eminent conservative theorist David Horowitz and co-author Richard Poe have no such qualms about stating the obvious, and aggressively do so in their recent release, The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party. The text examines the relationship between a queen, a queenmaker, and a legion of fanatical pages and squires. For those readers familiar with his oeuvre, they will undoubtedly agree that Horowitz delivers here his usual survey of history, biography, and political commentary along with the type of powerful analysis rarely offered by his peers.

    'Their subject is both grim and all-encompassing. The book’s central theme is that an unwritten partnership exists between George Soros — whom the authors dub the Lenin of the Shadow Party — and Hillary Rodham Clinton. The two of them are the heroes and apex, the Cesare Borgia’s if you will, of those elites who foment revolution from above while the grassroots radicals they finance destabilize the nation from below. Their goal is to bring about an “orderly revolution” through which Mrs. Clinton, their Trojan Horse, will be legally elected and bring about a severe deconstruction and reconstruction of the nation. They believe that what cannot be accomplished by her hand will be enacted by the courts who began treating the Constitution as a fuzzy concept decades ago.'

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  • Democrats' Gang of Five--Follow the Money Trail

    Washington, DC (TLS). The Democrat Party of today has been bought and paid for by billionaire George Soros, who seeks to destroy this nation's Constitution and replace it with a 'brave new world' of collectivism. Senator Hillary Clinton, D-NY, and likely Democrat Presidential nominee, is part of the Soros conspiracy.

    How do we know this? Follow the money trail. Soros has billions and he has given it generously to buy the Democrat Party, along with his four closest associates, who themselves have deep pockets.

    This 'gang of five' has given together the sum total of 78 MILLION DOLLARS to the Democrat Party and to certain campaigns and candidates. Of course, all of this is entirely legal due to Soros' '527 Committees,' which fall outside campaign finance laws. 527s constitute a loophole in campaign finance laws which allow wealthy persons to feed millions to candidates indirectly.

    National Review's Byron York has blown the whistle on the gang by following the money trail:

    'In his new book 'The Vast Leftwing Conspiracy', National Review White House correspondent Byron York cites figures from the tracking organization Political Money Line which show that, of the $230 million spent by pro-Democrat 527 committees during the 2004 election cycle, more than $78 million came from just five individual donors.

    'Clarice Feldman of the American Thinker has named these Democrat mega-donors the "Gang of Five." They are, in descending order of the size of their contributions:

    George Soros ---------------------- $27,080,105
    Peter Lewis ------------------------ $23,997,220
    Stephen Bing ---------------------- $13,952,682
    Herbert and Marion Sandler --- $13,007,959
    TOTAL ------------------------------- $78,037,966
    Peter Lewis, Stephen Bing and Herbert and Marion Sandler are all close friends and associates of George Soros.'

    Source: DiscovertheNetwork

    Important Pro-Life March in Washington Today

    Washington, DC (TLS). Emboldened by the control of both Houses of Congress by abortion-supporting Democrats, pro-life forces from across the country are expected to stream into the nation's capital by the tens of thousands today to continue to extol the virtues of supporting human life. Many within the pro-life movement failed to count the cost of failing to work hard to defeat abortion-supporting Democrats in November.

    The War in Iraq was a convenient attention-grabbing scheme, a diversionary tactic, of those whose subversive agenda forms a danger to the country. As the Republican base stayed home in November and as Democrats were allowed to steal the attention by concentrating on the War alone, pro-life forces found themselves in the unexpected position of being on the defensive, having to fight even harder to preserve life in the face of a Congress that neither values nor cares for the most helpless among us.

    The silver lining in this dark cloud is the phenomenon that I call 'the underdog effect.' Many movements do much better in pushing their agenda when they are clearly in a weakened position. This brings out the fight in them. Such is the case, I believe, with the pro-life movement.

    As Democrats took charge of Congress with an agenda that is hostile to pro-life positions, the movement came to life once again, realizing that unless it mobilizes its base and gets to work, the Democrats will effectively negate every single small victory the movement has garnered over the past 25 years.

    Read more about this important pro-life gathering in Washington here:
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  • RNC's Choice of Martinez Will Cost GOP Votes

    Washington, DC (TLS). The GOP has made a colossal mistake in selecting Senator Mel Martinez, R-FL, as the new Chair of the Republican National Committee. In an era when most Americans view border security as one of the most pressing issues of the day, Republicans seem to have a blind spot to the public will on this issue.

    Repeatedly Republicans have chosen individuals to head the RNC who push an open borders agenda, even as American citizens grow increasingly wary of the precarious position into which our immigration policy has placed the country. To their concerns the Republicans have turned a deaf ear. The RNC goal is the cheap labor that Hispanics bring to the country, and then conducting 'Hispanic outreach' for votes.

    Democrats are no better. It has been common knowledge for quite some time that Democrats in particular target their voter registration drives to minorities, including Hispanics, often sending illegal aliens to the polls to vote under the names of dead persons.

    As for the Republican role in the scheme, my prediction is that this poor choice for RNC Chair will cost the GOP votes in 2008, unless the Party can push to the forefront those candidates who are serious about enforcing the nation's clear laws on illegal immigration.

    The story below on VDARE has all of the sordid details.

    'The previous two chairs of the RNC, Ed Gillespie and Ken Mehlman, have pushed an open borders agenda with the stated goal of Hispanic outreach. Now Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida (R-Cuba) has been elected as their next chairman.

    'Sen. Martinez has been one of the most vigorous supporters for Amnesty and Hispandering in the U.S. Senate. The invaluable Americans for Better Immigration give him a career and recent "D" record for his support for amnesty. Sen. Martinez has repeatedly voted against English as the official language and even delivered the first Spanish speech on the Senate floor.'

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  • Sunday, January 21, 2007

    Quotes from Hillary Clinton, Part One

    Washington, DC (TLS). Now that Senator Hillary Clinton, D-NY, has announced her bid for the Democrat Presidential nomination, The Liberty Sphere feels that it is appropriate to post some famous--or infamous--quotes from the Senator through the years.

    Hillary is on The Liberty Sphere Blacklist, by the way, because of her vote against the free speech of bloggers and grassroots citizens organizations in urging fellow citizens to contact Congress concerning pending legislation. This in and of itself is ample reason to keep her out of the White House.

    Over the weeks and months to follow, leading up to the Democrat primaries early next year, The Liberty Sphere will periodically post some of Hillary's most eye-opening, shocking, and ultimately revealing quotes.

    We start today with three of the most memorable quotes from the woman who would be President.

    1. 'I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and been a good little 'stand by your man' woman like Tammy Wynette.' (stated by Mrs. Clinton during the 1992 Presidential campaign of Bill Clinton).

    2. 'These outrageous charges against my husband are the work of a vast rightwing conspiracy.' (stated by Mrs. Clinton as the Monica Lewinsky story broke...standing by her man all the way).

    I wonder what went through her mind as 'stand-by-your-man' Hillary watched Bill point his finger in the camera and say, 'I never had sex with that woman, not a single time,' only to watch as he admitted having sexual activity with Monica Lewinsky some time later, that is, if you believe that oral 'sex' constitutes 'sex.' I suppose it is simply a matter of what the definition of 'is' is.

    3. 'There is no such thing as other people's children.' (from Hillary's book, 'It Takes a Village').

    Mmmm, I think millions of parents would disagree with that assertion, unless you are one of the extremist collectivists who believe that a village, not parents, should raise children.

    Is this enough to whet your appetite for now?

    Stay tuned. There is much more to come as we head toward Campaign '08.


    Washington, DC (TLS). While the mainstream news media, Democrats, anti-war activists, and pacifists continually point out the 3000 deaths of American soldiers in Iraq, one thing we will NOT hear from them is how many Americans have been killed by illegal aliens since September 11, 2001. As our attention has been drawn to the constant stream of news about the War in Iraq, another war is being waged against American citizens right here in our own country.

    Since 2001, 45,000 American citizens have been killed by illegal aliens.

    Another 250,000 have been wounded, maimed, or disabled by illegal alien attacks.

    Yet the news reports in the mainstream media concerning this silent war being waged against the United States right here at home have been virtually non-existent. And you certainly will not hear these statistics being discussed openly by Senators, Congressmen, and the President, in EITHER party.

    Democrats and Republicans are largely willing accomplices in continuing the flood of illegal aliens into this country, totally ignoring the law that spells out exactly what to do about the problem. So far, however, the government refuses to enforce these important laws. If anything, the government ENCOURAGES the breaking of our laws with regard to illegal immigration.

    For example, Governor Arnold Swartzenneger, R-Cal., has proposed sweeping changes to state law that would provide health care to any illegal alien. Imagine the opening of the floodgates from Mexico to California if this proposal becomes law. Such a travesty is nothing less than a slap in the face to the rule of law in this nation, the blatant invitation to break the law, come here illegally, and get the freebies.

    Such a move would place American citizens in even greater danger.

    According to a citizens watchdog group that monitors the activity of illegal aliens, this country is at war at home, and so far we are losing.

    'The U.S. is engaged in "a silent war" conducted by illegal aliens that is causing a higher toll than the war in Iraq, according to the founder of an immigration watchdog group.

    'While the mainstream media is focused on the Iraq war, this ongoing silent war is "taking its toll in lives and domestic tranquility," said Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project.

    '"Since 9/11 alone, about 45,000 U.S. residents have been killed in action via homicide or manslaughter at the hands of illegal aliens, and about another quarter of a million to 300,000 have been wounded," Gilchrist told Cybercast News Service in an interview.'

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  • Brenda Walker Slams Idea of North American Union

    Washington, DC (TLS). Brenda Walker at VDARE has written an excellent piece entitled, 'Top 10 Reasons Why the U.S. Should Not Marry Mexico.' The piece contains information on the secretly proposed merger of the United States, Mexico, and Canada into a so-called 'North American Union.'

    In this article Walker details the many various reasons the proposed merger is a terrible idea.

    The piece is a must-read, for there are politicians in both Parties in Washington who are intent on ramming through the North American Union much as the European Union was imposed on the citizens of European countries regardless of their opinion on the matter.

    According to Walker, 'You wouldn't marry your next door neighbor just because of that person's convenient location. Why then are Washington elites working to dissolve sovereignty in order to unify with a third-world sewer best known for corruption, violence, poverty, sexism and apathy toward education?

    'The only answer is Mexico's enormous supply of cheap, exploitable labor, which business wants to fuel the neo-slave economy of its dreams. But the cultures of the peoples of Mexico and the United States are deeply incompatible, and have a history of bad blood going back centuries.

    'Below, my list of cultural reasons why the United States should avoid further entanglement with Mexico. Please remember that these are societal averages only; there are many admirable Mexican citizens—particularly those living in Mexico. Also, ten should be understood as an arbitrary number. It does not imply that there are only ten reasons to shun a Mexican merger.'

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