Threats to freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen. -George Orwell

Sunday, January 31, 2016


Ahead of the Iowa caucus, Marco released an inspiring video, set to Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA."

Greenwood is backing Marco Rubio, and is proud to contribute his music and support to help him win. The video urges Iowans to come out and support him tomorrow evening.

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Friday, January 29, 2016


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Right off the bat, Marco makes the stakes of this election clear:

Another debate, another really, really strong start for Marco:

Marco's showing his national security experience tonight -- take it from this Iraq War veteran:

Not everyone on stage has a consistent record supporting our military:

An important fact about Senator Ted Cruz's record on defense spending:

Here's Marco laying out how he'd keep America safe.

Marco parried some misleading attacks on his decision to vote against Obama's plans to deliver symbolic strikes against the Assad regime:

Read Marco's plan to defeat ISIS here.

Marco just made clear his plan to secure our border, before we do anything else on immigration:

Marco is not shying away from tough questions tonight, and it's paying off:

We can't afford someone who will say or do anything just to get elected!

Hillary has disqualified herself from being President -- that's the point Marco just forcefully made. We need a Republican who will beat her.

Marco just now, asked about how he's been called "the Republican savior":

American voters should hope their president is influenced by his or her faith, Marco just said. Agree?

Liked what you saw from Marco tonight? Go here to commit to caucus or vote for Marco in your state!

This is the bottom line:

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Friday, January 22, 2016


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Abortion is Not About Female Empowerment, Which is Why the Pro-Life Movement is Driven by Women

Tens of Thousands of Pro-Lifers March for Life and Mourn 58 Million Abortions

CBS News Ignores March for Life, Attacks Pro-Life Presidential Candidate Instead

Women are Dying From Legalized Abortions, But the Mainstream Media Will Never Tell You About It

Millions of Women Regret Their Abortions, We Should Pay Attention to Their Stories

Web Site Gives Tips on How to Help Your Best Friend Abort Her Baby

Abortionist Who Killed Woman in Botched Abortion Injures Another Woman

Kansas Court Blocks Pro-Life Law Banning Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb

Planned Parenthood Sold Hearts and Brains of 18-Week-Old Babies Minutes After Aborting Them

Obama Celebrates 43 Years of Abortion: Roe "Gives Us Rights, Freedoms and Opportunities"

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EWTN News Nightly's Brian Patrick presents the headline news of the day.

Additional news and views from around the Catholic world:

Satellite images confirm: Iraq's oldest monastery destroyed by Islamic State

Why are more civilians dying in war? Nuncio says global community must act

Pope seems to hint at no sweeping change on divorced, remarried

In speech to Rota, Pope Francis shows annulment conditions aren't loosening

Is Now the Time to Turn the Page on Vatican II Squabbles?

The roots of Ireland's goodness are drawn from a deep Christian faith'

Vatican investigates second 'miracle' attributed to Blessed John Henry Newman

Viva Cristo Rey! Mexican Boy Martyr Depicted in "For Greater Glory" to be Canonized

Spokane's "Walk for Life Northwest" demonstrates purpose, compassion, warmth

Anglican Aftermath: Episcopalian Exclusion Changes Little

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Pro-Woman is Pro-Life, and Pro-Life is Pro-Woman

A Woman-Centered Approach to Ending Abortion

The hijacking of the women's movement, and the resurgence of pro-life feminism

8 Abortion Questions That Hillary Needs To Be Asked

USCCB's Richard Doerflinger sees pro-life gains - and a need for mercy

Forward March: Under Gray Skies, Pro-Lifers Maintain Strides and Smiles

Monster storm can't keep massive crowds from March for Life

Make your life a Nativity set, Cardinal Dolan tells pro-life marchers

Abby Johnson: Shift From Culture of Death to Culture of Life Happens Through Conversion

Today's Mass Readings

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A young Iowa atheist recently asked Marco Rubio about why he's talking about his faith on the campaign trail. Marco's response was moving to believers and non-believers alike.

As conservatives across the country shared Marco's answer, it's become a sensation.

It's a showcase for Rubio's particular political talent.  He refuses to let this guy, who's civil but deliberately provocative, to bait him into antagonism towards atheists. Us-against-them cultural shtick is Cruz's game, per "New York values." Teddy is the divider while Marco is the uniter.

The most effective part is the last 45 seconds where Rubio makes the case that even atheists should hope that he's influenced in office by his Christian faith. As a scripted response, it would be sharp. Off the cuff, in reply to a loaded question, it's superb. His skill and tone here are why people like him even if they don't share his beliefs. It's exactly what a principled conservative needs to have in order to win a general election.

This isn't the first time that he's thrilled Christians with a defense of his faith either. In Iowa last November he went for 10 full minutes on the subject to a roomful of pastors, leaving CBN contributor David Brody praising his answer as a "thing of beauty." 

This headline from PJMedia says it all:

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Erick Erickson noted that it would have been easy for Rubio to argue with the questioner...but he didn't.
Instead, Rubio did something remarkable and did it in a very civil way. He shared the gospel and the impact it has had in Marco's own life. It was calm, civil, respectful, and powerful.
David French at National Review called it a truly profound moment in politics:
Rubio's presentation of his beliefs - beliefs that I share - was winsome, compassionate, and - above all - true. American democracy, featuring so many direct, personal encounters between voters and candidates, can yield its profound moments. This was one.
One caucus goer said it was the best answer she'd ever heard about faith:
"I think it's the first time I ever heard a candidate present his faith as deeply and extensively as he did," said the 64-year-old [Deb Berstler], noting Rubio answered the atheist's question respectfully. "That's going to set him apart."
Even the atheist who asked the question was satisfied with Rubio's answer:
I'm satisfied he took the question head on. He didn't try to run away from it or he didn't mock me.
Other non-believers were impressed as well:    

Marco Rubio believes in religious liberty but also the right of Americans to not have any religious faith at all. As for Marco himself, he will never hide his faith, and it will continue to guide every aspect of his life.

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