Fox News Guest: Mandating Vaccines Could Lead to ‘Forced Abortions’ [+video]

Photo Credit: Media IteBy Josh Feldman. Fox News guest Jonathan Hoenig said today he absolutely supports vaccinations, but thinks the idea of mandating vaccines is a slippery slope to the government forcing all sorts of medical procedures upon people.

Hoenig is not alone in his concern about mandating vaccines; Rand Paul said this week most vaccines should be voluntary and not government-mandated, while Chris Christie said parents should have “some measure of choice” when it comes to vaccinations.

Hoenig, however, took the argument one step further when he warned about what it could lead to.

(Read more about the supposed ‘slippery slope’ to forced abortions HERE)
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Debate Over Vaccinations Creating Alliance Between Liberal Parents and Conservative Republicans

By Nicholas Riccardi. The debate over whether parents should be required to get their children vaccinated against measles has created strange alliances, putting some liberal parents on the same side as Republican conservatives.

While the two parties are not cleanly divided on the issue — various individual Democrats and Republicans stand on either side — in the nation’s state legislatures, it is increasingly the GOP that resists efforts to stiffen requirements on vaccinating kids.

In Maine, Republicans are objecting to an effort to make it harder to avoid vaccinating children. Last year in Colorado, it was largely Republicans who squashed an effort to make it harder for mothers and fathers to choose not to inoculate their children.

“This boils down to, does the government force everyone to conform or do we empower everyone to make decisions on their own?” said Colorado state Sen. Kevin Lundberg, a Republican who did not fully vaccinate his children and led the fight against last year’s bill.

This year, Colorado Republicans introduced a bill stating that parents have the right to make all medical decisions for their children, legislation that was cheered by vaccination opponents Thursday at a hearing. (Read more from this story HERE)

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‘They Can Rot in Hell’: Arkansas Senator Says Send More Terrorists to Guantanamo Bay [+videos]

By Fox News Insider. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) made some impassioned remarks about Guantanamo Bay at today’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

Cotton, an Iraq War veteran, pushed back against the idea that leaving the prison open is a recruitment tool for terrorists around the world.

He argued that the prison did not exist when terrorists attacked the USS Cole in 2000 and then struck on 9/11.

“In my opinion, the only problem with Guantanamo Bay is that there are too many empty beds and cells there right now. We should be sending more terrorists there for further interrogation to keep this country safe. As far as I’m concerned, every last one of them can rot in hell. But as long as they don’t do that, they can rot in Guantanamo Bay,” said Cotton, during an exchange with Brian P. McKeon, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. (Read more about the Arkansas senator saying to send more terrorists to Guantanamo Bay HERE)

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Governor Bobby Jindal: Muslim Leaders Have Responsibility to Say Terrorists are ‘Going Straight to Hell’

By Lauretta Brown. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) told a gathering in Washington on Thursday that Muslim leaders have a responsibility to say that terrorists are “going straight to hell.”

“Individual Muslim leaders have a responsibility,” said Jindal, “to denounce not just the acts of violence but these individuals, to say they are not going to enjoy a reward in the afterlife, but rather they’re going straight to Hell for these awful, barbaric acts they continue to commit–killing school children, killing teenagers who are watching soccer, burning a man alive, killing cartoonists because they don’t like their products.”

Speaking at the American Principles Project (APP) State Lunch, Jindal also said the leaders of the Western world “have a responsibility to insist on assimilation and integration for those that want to come and live in our societies. (Read more from this story HERE)

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Here’s the Unlikely Story of a Green Beret Turned NFL Prospect

Green Beret, Texas Longhorn football player, NFL’s most improbable prospect – had just finished fixing a sat-com radio in the rear of an M-ATV, light-armored, mine-resistant vehicle. Now he was scrambling to get back to the relative safety of its cabin.

This was July 2014. This was on a thin ribbon of road on the edge of Tagab, a small village in the Kapisa Province of Afghanistan . . .

Boyer was part of the U.S. Army’s 3rd Special Forces Group, which he linked up with as a sort-of summer job, leaving major college football where he was Texas’ starting long snapper for the field of battle, only to return to the States, and his team, on the eve of preseason camp.

On this day, on the side of that road in Tagab, there were a dozen Americans and 100 Afghan soldiers they’d helped train, running a sweep for Taliban through a collection of mud huts not far from the Pakistani border.

Boyer’s convoy of maybe 25 vehicles had come under gun and mortar fire as it approached a town. Chaos ruled the day. The group was left scanning for muzzle flashes in order to target and return fire. Providing cover for medics charging into dirt fields to aid the injured. Trying to gain perspective amid clouds of smoke, courtesy of something burning behind the village walls. This is what Boyer was long used to, battle hardened via years of deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was 33 years old and long past panicking. (Read more about the green beret and his story HERE)

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STRIKE BACK: A Graphic Tale

Based in part upon “Politician, Heal Thyself” by Jon Gabriel and illustrated by our summer [email protected]

You can help right now by gifting Chris McDaniel in Mississippi. He’s locked in a neck-and-neck race with a 42-year politician by the name of Thad Cochran, the favorite of Mitch McConnell and the Amnesty crowd at the Chamber of Crony Capitalism.

The race is deadlocked. You can help right now.

You and I have a lot of work to do. But we’re up to it. We’re Americans.

The Koch Ness Monster

Based upon “Rate the Oligarchs”. Illustrated by @BiffSpackle:

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• Obama, Soros, Petrobras, Brazil and offshore drilling double standards

• Tom Steyer’s Bet is Paying Off: Meet one of Barack Obama’s richest green energy cronies

• Schweizer’s New Book: 80% of Energy Department’s “Green Loan” Program Went to Obama’s Backers

What Exactly This Hobby Lobby Case Is About

Today at the Supreme Court, some courageous Americans are standing up to Obamacare’s trampling of religious freedom. But outside the Court, the debate rages over the place of this valuable freedom in our lives.

Planned Parenthood put together a graphic to express one argument—that Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood want to “deny their employees access to birth control.” As Heritage expert Sarah Torre explained in our video, nothing could be further from the truth. The companies actually pay to cover 16 different types of contraceptive drugs.

Check out our version of the infographic, which explains what’s really at stake today.

Photo Credit: The Heritage Foundation

This article originally appeared at Heritage.com and is re-published in full with the Heritage Foundation’s permission.

The Wiktionary Definition of Fascism, Illustrated

Think about it.

Where exactly is the red line? Not for Syria, but for our president?