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That is not a red smiley face
By Mr. David Zanotti

Have you seen the picture? The Arabic letter "N" spray painted in red on the houses of Christians in Mosul, Iraq. The "N" word in Iraq stands for Nazarene. The Christians in Mosul were identified and targeted by Islamic forces under ISIS. Their homes were tagged with the letter "N". The edict was issued: "Convert to Islam, pay the tax, or die." As the exodus began the edict changed to convert, flee or die. Christians were beaten, robbed, stripped of all possessions, raped in front of their families and driven from the land. 

This is the same Iraq we gave thousands of lives to libertate. 

The President of the United States has said almost nothing. John Boehner and the House the same. Harry Reid and the Senate are missing in action. 


Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 06:35 PM

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What is Rupert Murdoch up to?
By Mr. David Zanotti

Here is an update from Australia on Mr. Murdoch's recent bid to buy Time Warner. Did anyone notice that would make him the owner of FOX News and CNN? www.theaustralian.com.au/media/rupert-murdoch-has-time-for-the-long-game/story-e6frg996-1226994114261

Sunday, July 20, 2014, 04:38 AM

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Trusting Media
By Mr. David Zanotti

What a huge subject! The MEDIA in America. We like to call it the "media/industrial complex".  In many ways the U.S. media is far more powerful than the military. The endless messaging that goes out from the media does more to shape the worldview and attitudes of people than nearly any other force in culture. The question is: Are we aware of this impact and what do we do about it?

One of the reasons you are reading this blog right now is because you care about what is happening to America. We do as well. That is why this website and The Public Square® media outreach and the entire mission of the Roundtable is here. Every year for the past 34 years we have been wrestling with this challenge. How do we find the truth about America and American history and public policy? How do we communicate this truth, as best we understand it, to everyone.

Many people criticize the media today and that is where they stop. We go beyond criticizing. We have chosen to compete with them. Sure, they are huge and we are little. They have billions and we struggle financially every single day -- but you are reading this, we are writng this and God sees both transactions. 

This recent article about who trusts the media the most, tells a lot of the story. It is most interesting to note that the people who trust American media the most seem to love their neighbors the least. Is it time we look deeper into that question?




Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 07:44 AM

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Where Liberty Comes From
By Mr. David Zanotti

"Proclaim Liberty thoughout the land and unto all the inhabitants thereof..." Thus reads the inscription on the Liberty Bell displayed near Constitution Hall in Philadelphia. Few Americans remember that those words are a direct quotation from the Jewish Torah found in Leviticus Chapter 25. 

"The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has annointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty all who are oppressed." This is how Jesus defined His mission in the Gospel according to Luke, chapter 4, verse 18. 

"We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness..."

The Americans who signed the Declaration of Independence believed Liberty comes from God the Creator. Their counsel and source of this worldview was the Bible. Thomas Jefferson said it this way:

"God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?" 

Fair question for this hour, this day in July, 2014?


Friday, July 04, 2014, 08:27 AM

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Who won the Hobby Lobby Case?
By Mr. David Zanotti

You could tell Hobby Lobby won their case hours before the decision was announced by the US Supreme Court. Shortly after midnight the spin machines from the radical Left began to blow. By the ten o'clock hour the tone had become shrill. By mid-day the spin was reaching hurricane force. The evening news shows were filled with vitriolic messages, by 10pm it was clear: The war on women was in full prosecution. Hobby Lobby may have won a Court decision but anyone who agreed with them would be buried in a tirade of rage.

This is the methodology of the Left. They are never wrong. They never say "sorry". It is not possible for them to overreach or misunderstand a core principle of law. They have no button that says "back up". When they lose a major case, when their methodologies are exposed and proven deficient, when their arguments are proven shallow or broken they never admit they were mistaken. Never. 

Instead of admitting they were wrong, the Left will now try to convince Americans they actually won the Hobby Lobby case. We have seen them do this before. They will argue harder in the court of public opinion. They will ignore the deliberations and decisions of the Supreme Court. They will use every vestige in their power to raise money from the loss. They will seek to bury the outcomes of the real legal debate in a tidal wave of politics and emotion. This is what they always do. They will go from outraged to hysterical then to smug and finally to condescending. Anyone who thinks like the folks at Hobby Lobby will be reduced to the status of a fool, of course. 

Please take note. Watch and see. 



Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 09:05 AM

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