Ted Cruz's Father Delivers Epic Speech Touting Patriotism and Lambasting Obama's 'Socialist' Inclinations (19,358 views)- The Blaze - Rafael Cruz, the father of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, invigorated the crowd during tonight’s FreedomWorks Free the People event. Describing his own personal journey escaping Cuba and working hard to build a life for himself in the U.S., the elder Cruz noted comparisons that he believes exist between Fidel Castro’s governance and President Barack Obama’s executive actions. Upon rising to power, he said that Castro, like Obama, spoke about hope and change. While the message sounded good at the time, it didn’t take long for socialism to take root in his home country. And he paid the price......His unique perspective leaves Cruz with the ability, he argues, to see the troubling signs surrounding socialism. Young people in America today, he told TheBlaze, take for granted the rights and privileges that the U.S. has afforded them. Cruz’s passion and love for America was apparent throughout the address. He called the nation “the bastion of freedom in the world” and told the audience of the importance of fighting for freedom. Read more......
News Outlets Reject Pro-Life Ad for Being 'Too Controversial' Shows Child at 20 Weeks Gestation - Hot Air -What’s so controversial about a baby? When Heroic Media wanted to place an ad in major newspapers like USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune to argue for a ban on late-term abortions, they didn’t include any graphic photos of aborted babies, or what abortion mills like Planned Parenthood call “products of conception” or “POCs.” Instead, it just shows a child at roughly 20 weeks gestation resting in the hand of an adult, which gives readers some badly-needed context about late-term abortions.....A national pro-life organization is outraged after three major American newspapers rejected a pro-life ad as “too controversial.”
The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, and the LA Times refused to run an advertisement created by Heroic Media. …
Heroic Media Executive Director Joe Young said he was shocked and angered that the media outlets were willing to talk about the issue but were unwilling to show the reality of life at 20 weeks. Read more.......
Martha Boneta: Audited Virginia Farmer Faces More Thuggery - Washington Examiner - Martha Boneta's lifelong dream — her pursuit of happiness — was to be a farmer.
Since purchasing Liberty Farm in Fauquier County, Virginia, where she grows organic vegetables and has over 160 rescued livestock on her small farm, her life has been a series of harassment and bullying by people in power.
The latest trouble is that her house in the nearby, charming village of Paris, which has been placid ever since Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson bivouacked nearby during the Civil War, was vandalized. The same day, she was harassed at her farm by strangers in a Georgetown-registered car.
Ten days earlier Martha had gone public about an IRS audit. Journalist Kevin Mooney broke the story that Boneta was audited by the IRS last year after a series of disputes with the Piedmont Environmental Council and the Fauquier County government.
It was later shown that the audit was disclosed to at least one Fauquier County official, perhaps feloniously. Read more........
Robert Hurt on The Preserving Rural Resources Act - Newsplex - 5th District Congressman Robert Hurt made a stop in our area on Tuesday as part of his tour along Route 15.
Hurt toured the Lazy S Ranch in Palmyra, seeking feedback from farmers and agriculturalists.
He says he wants to make it easy and affordable for them to comply with regulations, like the Clean Water Act.
"I believe that we need to make sure those rules are interpreted correctly. Currently there is an exemption for farmers under the Clean Water Act however we have heard instances where that exemption is not properly applied so we've introduced legislation last week that would make it a little bit easier."
Representative Hurt also visited the Fluvanna Farmers' Market.
Congressman Robert Hurt today released the following statement after announcing the introduction of the bipartisan Preserving Rural Resources Act (H.R. 2581). This measure would allow our farmers and foresters to preserve the natural resources they depend upon for their normal farming, forestry, ranching, and rural economic activities by protecting them from federal regulatory overreach by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Congressman Jim Costa (D-California) is the lead cosponsor on the bill:
“There are no greater stewards of the land than our farmers, foresters, and ranchers whose livelihoods depend upon preserving the Commonwealth’s abundant natural resources. The agricultural community, however, continues to suffer from unelected bureaucrats’ misinterpretation of current statutory policy. This has led to the federal over-regulation of the natural resources on their property, which has had a significant negative impact on their farms, their small businesses, and their families. Washington does not know what is best for the people of Virginia’s 5th District, and it is time that the federal government is removed as a roadblock to job creation so that our farmers and small businesses can hire and grow.
“That is why I have introduced the Preserving Rural Resources Act, which will clarify current law by codifying current exemptions for normal farming, forestry, and ranching activities and allow members of our agricultural and forestry community to utilize the resources in place on their private property in ways that will enhance their agricultural production and activity. Furthermore, this bill will allow our farmers to shift their time and resources from cutting through more government red tape to expanding production. It is critical that we enact commonsense reforms like the Preserving Rural Resources Act to encourage economic growth and get the people of Virginia’s 5th District back to work.” Read more.........
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