posted on 09/25/2012 6:34:38 AM PDT
posted on 09/25/2012 6:48:10 AM PDT
posted on 09/25/2012 6:49:26 AM PDT
( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
Pat makes some serious sense in light of events in the last 23 years.
posted on 09/25/2012 6:50:50 AM PDT
(...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
...whether you came to power through free elections -- after all, Adolf Hitler did that ...
Is that actually true?
As I recall the story, the Nazis got roughly 33% of the Reichstag, then Paul Hindenberg appointed Hitler Chancellor, then they completed their takeover of the government through trickery and thuggery.
posted on 09/25/2012 7:01:24 AM PDT
(The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
As Edmund Burke remonstrated: "It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters."
I wonder if we are becoming such men.
posted on 09/25/2012 7:02:21 AM PDT
(Go Kats! - Got eight? [NRA Life Member])
To: Kaslin; All
An expanded view of America's history as it relates to the events playing out before our eyes today should include the writings and words of America's Founders on competing world views then existing and now competing for dominance in our affairs.
A good beginning might be a FR thread from the Year 2004 and the links provided therein.
Because our schools have not taught the ideas of liberty versus competing ideas of tyranny, understood at America's founding, but censored from the nation's textbooks for decades now, we are adrift and in danger of losing the battle of ideas.
America's Founders understood the competing visions and what John Quincy Adams identified as the various "laws of nations" and how the Declaration of Independence's philosophy and the American Constitution fitted into such a world.
A reading of his complete "Jubilee" Address, delivered in 1839 by invitation of the New York Historical Society, would be a beginning, as well as his writings referred to in the thread cited above. Both are linked in that thread.
(Article) But Obama received a rude awakening. As the Arab dictators began, one by one, to fall, also unleashed and now surging and spreading through the lands they had ruled were the four horsemen of the Arab apocalypse: tribalism, ethno-nationalism, Islamic fundamentalism and anti-Americanism.
Not so, Pat -- liberals' was the rude awakening. For Obama, it was the flowering of his life's purpose and the fulfilment of his father's sordid, evil dream.
For us conservatives, it's been a sad denouement and one "we told you so" moment after another.
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