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  • 21
    APRIL

    Chuck Norris: Government-Forced Retirement at 57?

    The words of Thomas Jefferson are etched under the dome of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.: “I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” Imagine if Jefferson finished that thought with these words: “Unless, of course, you’re 57 years old and a U.S. federal law enforcement officer.” In the beginning of our republic, our founders fought for freedom from governing tyranny, including for those who worked in government. And if a man’s work ethic, health and passions allowed him to labor until his dying breath, he did so, even in government.
  • 11
    APRIL

    Chuck Norris: 3 Lessons Our Politicians Should Learn From Fort Hood

    As with all Americans, my wife, Gena, and I had our hearts broken again last Wednesday as we heard about another killing spree at Fort Hood, Texas, in which four people died and 16 more were injured at the U.S. Army's largest active-duty installation.Chelsea Schilling, WorldNetDaily's commentator editor and journalist extraordinaire, reported shortly after the tragedy: "The shooter, identified as 34-year-old Ivan Lopez, is among the dead. Lopez reportedly died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound," but only after being confronted by a courageous female military police officer in the parking lot. (Interestingly, it was also a female cop who felt responsible for thwarting the Fort Hood gunman in 2009. Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13 people -- the deadliest attack on a domestic military base in U.S. history.)
  • 7
    APRIL

    Chuck Norris: US Air Force Airbrushes Religious Liberty Again

    Fox News reported a few weeks ago about how the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., removed a Bible verse from a cadet's personal whiteboard. I am personally so disappointed that the branch of service that I served in to protect our freedoms is now trying to suppress them. When one walks the dorm halls of the Air Force Academy, one immediately notices the hundreds of whiteboards hanging on students' doors. This past week, Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., cited Air Force officials who explained that cadets "often use these boards to display items, quotes or other things that reflect their personality or from which they draw inspiration." I guess the Bible is the wrong type of inspiration, at least according to some Air Force leaders. 
  • 31
    MARCH

    Chuck Norris: Air Force Airbrushes Religious Liberty Again

    Fox News reported a few weeks ago how the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., removed a Bible verse from a cadet’s personal whiteboard. I am personally so disappointed that the branch of service that I served in to protect our freedoms is now trying to suppress them.When one walks the dorm halls of the Air Force Academy, one immediately notices the hundreds of whiteboards hanging on students’ doors. This past week, Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., cited Air Force officials who explained that cadets ”often use these boards to display items, quotes or other things that reflect their personality or from which they draw inspiration.” I guess the Bible is the wrong type of inspiration, at least according to some Air Force leaders. 
  • 25
    MARCH

    Chuck Norris: Obamacare's O-Bummers For Americans

    With Obamacare’s March 31 sign up deadline and subsequent penalties looming over the heads of young and old Americans, citizens are questioning more than ever – and with good reason, I might add – if Washington has dished out another bill of bad goods. And here are a few more solid reasons why our socialistic medicine skepticism continues.Reporter Bob Unruh at WND recently reported how Obamacare is actually blocking patients from paying for their own treatments. The feds are already capping what some citizens can spend on their own health care, even if those patients are willing and able to cover their own costs.
  • 17
    MARCH

    Chuck Norris: America's Founders and Legalizing Marijuana (Part 3)

    In the first two parts of this series, I explained the comparative dangers and health risks of alcohol and marijuana. To elevate one over the other is like saying a plain doughnut isn't so bad as a glazed one. The point is that neither of the drugs is good for us or our culture.
  • 4
    MARCH

    Chuck Norris: Alcohol, marijuana and American youth, Part 2

    A few weeks ago in Part 1, I began to show from extensive studies and evidence how alcohol and marijuana use compare regarding addiction, withdrawals and using motorized vehicles.This week in Part 2, I will discuss in greater detail how alcohol and marijuana compare in their effects on our minds, bodies and relationships. And then I want to conclude addressing the most overlooked aspect of the marijuana legalization debate: its effects on the youth of America.
  • 28
    FEBRUARY

    Chuck Norris: A Force More Powerful Than Oscar

    I don't have to explain to anyone how television is much more risque, with some programs being downright lewd, than it was decades ago. But I want to tell you about something that can change the course of values in television and movies.Once upon a time, about as edgy as it got was Barbara Eden's "I Dream of Jeannie" character, who showed her trim tummy, and Elvis swinging his pelvis on "The Ed Sullivan Show" -- though the broadcast screen only captured the upper half of his body as he did. 
  • 25
    FEBRUARY

    Chuck Norris: Chuck Norris tells Olympics' most inspiring tales

    Chuck, thank you for your inspiring column last week on Olympic champion snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg. I don’t want to take away from his or any other’s deserved golden glory, but in a country where sports figures’ character is not always – shall we say – exemplary, don’t you think we should also commend Olympic champions who truly show gold medal attitudes in the face of defeat? – “Looking Out for Losers” in LouisianaThere are those who are champions on courses of competition. Then there are those who are victors in their caliber of character, too. In our often wayward world, the latter ought to be given not just a gold medal but a golden crown. 
  • 18
    FEBRUARY

    Chuck Norris: When Sportsmanship Trumps Cereal Boxes

    There are those who are champions on courses of competition. Then there are those who are victors in their caliber of character, too. In our often wayward world, the latter ought to be given not just a gold medal but a golden crown.Being dead last is never fun. I would imagine that it is particularly painful if you’ve trained like a world champion, traveled half-way around the globe, and are competing at the Winter Olympics. 
  • 13
    FEBRUARY

    Chuck Norris: What Is Your 'Back 16 Japan'?

    (Editor's note: Chuck has postponed the second part of his series "Alcohol vs. Marijuana" until after the Winter Olympics so he can address some moments of inspiration from the games.)American snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg, a native of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, made the decision of his life in Olympic competition over the weekend, and it paid off big-time, with the first American gold medal -- and the first gold medal in general -- in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Whatever our aspirations, his example shows us the way to our ticket to gold, too.
  • 7
    FEBRUARY

    Chuck Norris: The Super Bowl, the Olympics and the Best of America

    Football. Olympics. The mere terms reflect pride, passion and the American way.Football is one of the best pastimes in our country, and its crescendo reached its zenith this past Sunday with the Super Bowl. Congratulations to the NFL champions, the Seattle Seahawks.
  • 31
    JANUARY

    Chuck Norris: Alcohol vs. Marijuana (Part 1)

    I understand the arguments for the legalization of marijuana: It can generate tax revenue. It can reduce illegal supply and demand. It can strip power from cartels and lessen crime across and at our borders. And it isn't so dangerous as other illegal drugs or alcohol.President Barack Obama even claimed one of those arguments when he recently told New Yorker Editor David Remnick, "As has been well-documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life."
  • 20
    JANUARY

    Chuck Norris: Obama Bullying Nuns (Part 2)

    Last week, I pointed out how PolitiFact crowned the promoter in chief's sound bite for Obamacare the "Lie of the Year" for 2013: "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it."I also made a prediction that among his top 10 falsehood contenders for 2014 will be a reversal of what he emphatically stated back on Sept. 9, 2009: "Under our (health care reform) plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions."
  • 13
    JANUARY

    Chuck Norris: Obama Bullying Nuns (Part 1)

    PolitiFact has crowned the promoter in chief's sound bite for Obamacare the "Lie of the Year" for 2013: "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it." And let me make a prediction that among his top 10 falsehood contenders for 2014 will be a reversal of what he emphatically stated back on Sept. 9, 2009: "Under our (health care reform) plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions."
  • 23
    DECEMBER

    Chuck Norris: American Hostages, My Granddaughters, and the Hope of the World

    I'm interrupting my series on Common Core State Standards for public schools to join the appeal to Iran and North Korea for the release of American hostages like imprisoned American pastor Saeed Abedini and missionary Kenneth Bae. And I'm also calling upon President Obama and Congress to step up their action, stand for religious freedom and fight for the release of these godly men, whose crimes were nothing more than exercising their faith.
  • 9
    DECEMBER

    Chuck Norris: Is Common Core Good For Kids and Teachers? Part 5

    Common Core State Standard, CCSS, advocates love to point out how 45 states and the District of Columbia have voluntarily adopted this new national public school regimen. What they’re not telling you, however, is how federal and state funds were used to muscle their adoption or how expert reviews and efficacy shortfalls have prompted political and educational action in at least 17 of those 45 states (more than 33 percent) to restrict or reverse the tides of CCSS rollout, according to a brand new report in the Huffington Post.In August, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Oklahoma and Utah withdrew from the assessment groups designing tests for the CCSS. And in September, Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order restricting Florida’s involvement with the CCSS national assessments because of concerns over federal overreach of the program. Congress.org reported, “Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah are all currently considering full withdrawal with other fiscally conservative states sure to follow.”
  • 2
    DECEMBER

    Chuck Norris: Feds' 3 Tentacles in the Common Core, Part 4

    In Part 1 of my series on the Common Core State Standards being infused into 45 state public school systems, I revealed how the feds spent $350 million of taxpayers’ money, funding and giving give grants and waivers to muscle states and local school districts to accept CCSS. And that was after 2009, when feds awarded or bribed “governors approximately $48.6 billion … in exchange for a commitment to advance essential education reforms … including: college- and career-ready standards [aka CCSS] …”In Part 2, I showed how the feds are injecting their progressive agenda into curricula taught to U.S. kids in elementary, middle and high schools via their educative minions posted in academic arenas and among CCSS curricula creators.
  • 25
    NOVEMBER

    Chuck Norris: Feds' 3 Tentacles in the Common Core, Part 3

    After months of the feds doing everything they could to distance themselves from the origin and launch of the controversial Common Core State Standards, or CCSS, more and more of Washington’s tentacles are surfacing through public rage, implementation revelations and the  White House’s own foot-in-mouth disease.After the U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan cast bigoted blame on “white suburban moms” for nationwide resistance to CCSS – an oops from which he’s still reeling in public humiliation and maternal fury, White House spokesman Jay Carney dodged Duncan’s bullets by claiming ignorance to his statements. But then Carney buried the White House in federal ownership of CCSS by saying, “I can just tell you that the secretary of education and everybody on the president’s team dedicated to this effort is focused on making sure that we do everything we can, working with states and others …” 
  • 18
    NOVEMBER

    Chuck Norris: Feds' 3 Tentacles in the Common Core, Part 2

    Last week in Part 1, I explained what the Common Core State Standards, or CCSS, are and how, despite the federal government saying it’s staying out of the classroom standard business, there is much evidence to show that the feds are intricately linked to it.The first way I demonstrated that in Part 1 was by pointing out that the feds have spent $350 million of taxpayers’ money, funding and giving give grants and waivers to muscle and bribe states and local school districts to accept CCSS. And all of that was done without a single act of Congress, meaning yours truly – the executive branch, including the White House – dumped protocol again to dodge accountability.
  • 11
    NOVEMBER

    Chuck Norris: Feds' 3 Tentacles in the Common Core

    In 2007, a group of governors and state educating chiefs got together to try and remedy the declining and degraded U.S. public academic system. Their goal was to establish a new set of standards that better prepared kids for college, careers and their ever-changing, hyper-connected and globally competitive world.In short, as a result, the Common Core State Standards Initiative, or CCSS, was born. 
  • 4
    NOVEMBER

    Chuck Norris: Porn's Part in Sex Trafficking

    In Part 1 and Part 2, I discussed how 10 times more U.S. minors than foreigners are trafficked in the U.S. But are many of them trafficked into the legal porn industry?New York University recently hosted a debate between adult film star Ron Jeremy and Craig Gross, who is the founder of XXXChurch.com – an online community for those seeking help out of the porn industry and pornography. They spoke on the connections between human sex trafficking and porn. 
  • 28
    OCTOBER

    Chuck Norris: How Do U.S. Minors Become Sex Slaves?

    The FBI reports on its website, “Not only is human sex trafficking slavery but it is big business. It is the fastest-growing business of organized crime and the third-largest criminal enterprise in the world.”I noted in Part 1 of my series on human trafficking that ABC News reported in July on a National Geographic undercover investigation about sexual slavery that “it’s actually 10 times more likely for an American girl to be trafficked inside the U.S.” than it is for a foreigner. According to the FBI, “They range in age from 9 to 19, with the average age being 11.”
  • 21
    OCTOBER

    Chuck Norris: Human Sex Trafficking of U.S. Minors

    Reuters reported just last week, “Some 30 million people are enslaved worldwide, trafficked into brothels, forced into manual labour, victims of debt bondage or even born into servitude.”A percentage is represented in all 162 countries, with almost half being in India. And many would be surprised to discover that the U.S. sexual slavery market is growing – in and outside our country – using none other than American minors. Americans trafficking Americans. 
  • 14
    OCTOBER

    Chuck Norris: Tis' the Season to Increase Church Security

    A July 2013 USA Today article titled “Churches boost security as violent incidents grow” reported that “The number of deadly episodes at sanctuaries has soared over the last decade, and mass shootings at schools, malls and movie theaters have left Americans feeling like it could happen anywhere.”
  • 7
    OCTOBER

    Chuck Norris: In God We Trust, All Others We Search

    A decade ago, there were roughly only 10 incidents of church violence across the U.S. In 2007, there were 41 incidents. In 2009, there were 108. In 2012, there were more than 135. And by mid-July 2013, there were already 58.Much media attention has been given of late to the Louisiana pastor who was shot and killed a few weeks ago during a church service at the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center. But there have been a host of other violent crimes that have occurred at other houses of worship in recent months, too.
  • 30
    SEPTEMBER

    Chuck Norris: Spare the War Memorials, Yobs!

    While gridlock is the game in Washington, pilfering and degradation apparently are pastimes of some unpatriotic thugs at war memorials across the country. For me, that is about as low as a nation and its people can go.Last week in Natick, Mass., veterans and other law-abiding citizens were stunned to discover a soldier’s helmet – from one who died in battle – had gone missing from the community’s prized Fallen Soldier’s Memorial. The helmet was cemented atop a rifle that is part of a display that also included a piece of the Twin Towers and two military boots beside a wall of names of service men and women who died during the battles of World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam. 
  • 23
    SEPTEMBER

    Chuck Norris: 24 Principles of Every Healthy Leader

    The other day I was thinking about leaders in the White House, in my own house, in countries like Syria and companies like Apple.I was reflecting upon revolutionaries from Nelson Mandela and Rosa Parks to the single parent of three, who inspires her or his children by hard work and tough love. 
  • 16
    SEPTEMBER

    Chuck Norris: Domestic Espionage and Your Child's Safety

    Last week, WCSC-TV News reported that, after Benjamin and Hope Jordan relocated to Charleston, they needed to find a babysitter for their 7-month-old son, Finn, but what they found was a wolf in sheep’s clothing.Benjamin and Hope wanted a loving, nurturing babysitter just like any other concerned parents who both worked during the day but had no family or friends to watch them. They had done their homework and thought they had discovered her in 22-year-old Alexis Khan. She passed a background check, had credible work experience as a babysitter, and both of Finn’s parents thought she was a “good fit.”
  • 12
    SEPTEMBER

    Chuck Norris: Chuck Norris Says No to School Lunches

    Chuck, with kids going back to school, what do you recommend for school meals – especially in light of schools offering inferior nutritious alternatives – buy or bring? And how do you get your kids to eat right when they’re away from you and surrounded by so much junk food? – Jane F. in ChicagoA few months ago, as most began their summer, fourth-grader Zachary Maxwell was getting loads of press for his movie, “Yuck: A 4th Grader’s Short Documentary About School Lunch.”
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