The Hot Spot
The Hot Spot

The Hot Spot is Western Free Press’s forum for letters to the editor and opinion pieces submitted by readers.

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By The Hot Spot | April 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
chris christie

Social Security taxes preclude wealth creation for low-income workers by taxing away the only funds they have available…

Some are touting New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s proposal to take an ax to Social Security as an act of bold political leadership.

Sorry, I see the opposite.

America needs leadership to replace old dysfunctional baggage with new programs and ideas fitting for a free 21st-century country. We don’t need those who think leadership is retrofitting the country into our old baggage.

It’s the latter that …

By The Hot Spot | April 25, 2015 | 2 Comments
Rinos-not-extinct-yet

This was one of those weeks when those who voted for Republicans last fall are left scratching their heads, wondering if they are reliving the closing paragraph of George Orwell’s Animal Farm.  “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”  In this case, we would just swap …

By The Hot Spot | April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
SameSexMarriage

by Daniel Horowitz of Conservative Review

Make no mistake about it; the GOP establishment does not stand for marriage or even religious liberty in any meaningful way – so long as it requires fighting the radical sexual identity movement.  And they only marginally stand for life. Case in point? Their effort to block conservatives from overturning the anti-religious bigotry on display at the D.C. City Council.

As we noted …

By The Hot Spot | April 21, 2015 | 2 Comments
un-holocaust-victims

Oskar Groening, age 93, who claims to have been an accountant for the Third Reich, has come clean at the end of his life:

Oskar Groening has admitted that he saw what happened to the Jews, and had a few words for Holocaust deniers:  “I want to tell those deniers: I have seen the gas chambers, I have seen the crematoria, I have seen the burning pits — …

By The Hot Spot | April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Most people have paid their income tax by today.  Some pay a lot and some don’t pay any.  Some get tax credits for children they don’t have.  News programs have been put on YouTube about how illegal aliens get income tax refunds for these phantom children.  There are also news articles about how tough the IRS can get on tax cheats and certain right wing organizations.

The point is that the government has great control over the citizens and serious means to enforce their rules …

By The Hot Spot | April 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
lady liberty

Is the American public happy with the socialism they’ve gotten thus far?

When Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were battling for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, I was interviewed on one of the cable news shows. The host asked me which Democrat I preferred – Obama or Clinton.

I replied that it depended on whether you prefer a socialist who is a black male or a socialist who is a white female.

The American people chose the former.

Now with Mrs. Clinton’s candidacy …

By The Hot Spot | April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
events.libertyfund.org_constitution

One reader asked me yesterday, quote: “Mr. Porter, why do you write about Liberty or Freedom so much.”  I do realize that I seem to write in the defense of Liberty a lot.

Human life is one long struggle for Freedom. People struggle individually for Freedom from different personal things in their lives. You have your personal struggles and I have mine. But there is a Freedom that is paramount in importance to our personal ones. It is the one Freedom …

By The Hot Spot | April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
Muslim-Brotherhood

A few points additional points on the article linked and excerpted below

1)  In 2004, Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas operative Ismail Elbarasse was arrested by federal agents after his wife photographed the Chesapeake Bay Bridge cables and features integral to the structure of the bridge AND agents found a treasure trove of MB documents hidden at his house, including the Explanatory Memorandum.  After 10 days, Elbarasse was released from custody.  (This is indicative of the tremendous power of the Muslim Brotherhood 11 years …

By The Hot Spot | April 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Kenya University Attack

First the Jews, now the Christians…

Al Shabaab, the Al Qaeda offshoot that originated in SOMALIA and was responsible for the recent massacre of 148 Christian university students in Kenya, a state with an 83% Christian population, has vowed to wage a long war against Kenya’s Christian community.

Primarily a Christian school, Garissa University’s campus is situated in a majority Muslim community and features a prominent mosque at its main gate adjacent to the library and university classrooms.  (Think of the significance of …

By The Hot Spot | April 12, 2015 | 7 Comments
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The Muslim Brotherhood’s U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (Outgrowth of Project M)

The U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), an assemblage of Muslim Brotherhood organizations and operatives, will embark on our nation’s capital on April 13th for a day of advocacy.

The objective of USCMO is to lobby 1/3 to 1/2 of the members of Congress and announce and establish their presence as a Muslim political force in America.  The USCMO aims to rally their constituents in the American Muslim community to …