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  • The Heritage of Natural Law: Mark Levin on Rediscovering Americanism

    07/15/2017 12:38:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | July 15, 2017 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Is there an enduring American character? For those who view our nation as at a tipping point, the question is urgent. Others scoff, “Why?” After all, if the American character is truly enduring, it will endure — the ship eventually will right itself to the extent it is off course. And if not, history will inevitably evolve it into something better, right? My friend Mark Levin would counter that this is the wrong way to look at it. The foundation of Americanism, he posits, is natural law. That does not just spontaneously appear, nor passively persevere. Understanding our natural-law roots,...
  • Another Mark Levin Best-Seller Spiked

    07/06/2017 5:49:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    Polls out for Independence Day hit a sobering note: Our patriotic feelings are on a steady decline. Gallup found the number of people describing themselves as "extremely proud" Americans has dropped from 70 percent in 2003 to just 52 percent in 2016. Just 34 percent of Americans ages 18 to 29 picked "extremely proud." That's also demonstrated in the latest poll from YouGov, which finds that while 61 percent of people 65 and older describe themselves as "very patriotic," only 20 percent of those under 30 describe themselves as "very patriotic," while 35 percent said they were "not very patriotic"...
  • Mark Levin's 'Rediscovering Americanism'

    06/30/2017 6:57:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2017 | David Limbaugh
    My friend Mark Levin is nothing if not a patriot of the first order. He loves the United States and its founding principles -- and his latest book, "Rediscovering Americanism," explains his passion and encourages ours. Levin believes that America's greatness lies in its unique founding ideals -- and documents -- and correctly observes how far we've strayed from those principles and the structure of government they inspired. In his other books, Levin has outlined the problems confronting us and proposed solutions, but in this book, he takes a deeper look into the Framers' vision and examines the anatomy and...
  • Us & Them

    06/28/2017 4:33:18 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 6-28-17 | MOTUS
    There was some discussion in yesterday’s comments about Mark Levin’s delineation of the difference between ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ Us and them And after all we're only ordinary men Me and you God only knows It's not what we would choose to do       It’s just the difference between liberty and tyranny. As they say, read the whole thing:Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • Mark Levin book condemning media, progressives, debuts No. 1 Amazon

    06/27/2017 6:19:30 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 27, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    Mark Levin's new book, "Rediscovering Americanism," an assault on the media and progressives and a call for Americans to take back their country, debuts today at No. 1 on Amazon. Showing the draw of the New York Times bestselling author and top syndicated radio host, his book is already on the way to becoming another big seller. "My new book covers a lot of territory — philosophy, history, economics, law, culture, etc. And I look deeply into what is meant by Americanism, republicanism, individualism, capitalism. What do we mean by natural law, unalienable rights, liberty, and property rights? From where...
  • Trump Declared May 1 “Loyalty Day,” But You Shouldn’t Freak Out About It

    05/01/2017 6:07:03 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    Bustle.com ^ | May 1, 2017 | Morgan Brinlee
    Trump Declared May 1 “Loyalty Day,” But You Shouldn’t Freak Out About It By Morgan Brinlee 19 hours ago President Donald Trump asked Americans to reaffirm their allegiance to the United States' founding principals in a proclamation that caused a number of people on social media to flip out. In his proclamation, Trump called on Americans to "observe this day with appropriate ceremonies," including reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, and asked government officials to display the American flag on all government buildings and grounds. But while Trump's request may sound a bit Orwellian, the truth is there's no reason to...
  • Who Are We Americans Now? And who will we become under Trump? (From the Left)

    12/31/2016 10:48:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | December 19, 2016 | Paul Starr
    “That’s not who we are,” Barack Obama often says when appealing to Americans to oppose illiberal policies such as torturing prisoners, barring immigrants on the basis of their religion, and denying entry to refugees. But now that Americans have elected a president who has called for precisely those policies, Obama’s confidence about who we are may seem misplaced. Questions about the defining values of our common nationality have haunted us before at critical moments in American history, and now they do again: In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, what does it mean to be an American? Will Trump and...
  • Looping Back to the EIGHTIES: What to Avoid this Go-Round? (Vanity)

    12/10/2016 7:33:15 AM PST · by txhurl · 47 replies
    Been there, let's go back! ^ | 12/10/2016 | self
    In trying to depict what an 80s redux will be like to my young'uns, less the crackbabies, AIDS, smog, etc., the most profound human recovery will be Freedom, which most kids under 30 don't seem to have an acquaintance with. Since 9/11, American culture has taken a permanent nosedive: music, film, art, education, everything, and here we are with a clean re-boot handed to us by DJT. What do you want to bring back? What should we diligently avoid as consequences of freedom and prosperity that half the nation doesn't have the experience or wisdom to handle competently this time...
  • You did it!

    11/09/2016 7:52:55 PM PST · by pboyington · 6 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 9, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    You did it! Yes, you, the American voter. Yesterday, you voted to save the Republic. You voted to rescue your nation from the shackles of globalism, the tyranny of political correctness, the insanity of open border policies, the feminist destruction of the military and the pusillanimous foreign policy of the Democrats. You voted for an uprising, a peaceful Second American Revolution that all but guarantees the right to bear arms will live for another generation and that the 200 freight car train wreck, Obamacare won’t. You voted to wrestle the power out of the hands of arrogant, establishment puppets who...
  • Election 2016 – Globalism vs. Americanism

    09/01/2016 7:52:27 PM PDT · by pboyington · 3 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 1, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    This is undoubtedly the most important election in recent American history. This election isn’t just about Republicans vs. Democrats. It’s about the evil of Globalism vs. the goodness of Americanism. It’s about the very idea that the US is just another country, no better and no worse than the rest of the nations on this planet, versus the belief that this is a special country, ordained by God to be a Shining City on a Hill and the embodiment of freedom and economic opportunity for all. Globalism is the death of US national sovereignty. Globalism is the death of every...
  • Who runs the GOP and owns Paul Ryan & Marco Rubio? Let's name names!

    08/05/2016 8:19:52 AM PDT · by AuntB · 46 replies
    TheTownCrier ^ | 5/5/2016 | TheTownCrier
    Paul Ryan is OWNED by a powerful DC lobbyist/immigration lawyer. Ryan was hand picked and mentored to push his agenda. His name is Cesar Conda. He brought Ryan to DC. He also groomed and picked one Marco Rubio acting as his chief of staff and more recently running Rubio's Florida PAC, and IMO, his campaign. Cesar Conda and his biggest ally, Grover Norquist have an agenda. It is to control the Republican party and the candidates who run in these elections who will implement the policies they want in place to profit their various NON profit scams. They are not...
  • Trump Surge a Response to Years of Liberal Extremism

    09/20/2015 9:37:10 AM PDT · by Abakumov · 27 replies
    Radix News ^ | 9/20/2015 | Phillip Jennings
    Trump is a response to the excesses of the extreme left, that have been enabled by the silence of moderate Democrats and the support of the permanent underclass. As I have written since the appearance of Ross Perot in an earlier presidential election, the left will push and push until typical middle class citizens, the defenders of the American way of life as they have known it, finally reach out to a fighter who speaks their language.
  • Sweet land of piety [book review of "Americanism: The Fourth Great Western Religion"]

    07/20/2007 10:06:22 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 1 replies · 159+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | July 15, 2007 | Katherine A. Powers
    Are we good people? In the past, Christianity, the dominant religion of the West, tended to emphasize our badness. But the history of Christianity since the Renaissance has, with some detours, been the history of our extricating ourselves from the notion that we are fallen creatures. The Calvinist idea of an Elect represents the big breakthrough, and nowhere has its effect been more evident than in America. The rationale of the Revolution and the development of our constitutional government have been traced many times from the (Calvinist) Puritans . Some Americans of increasing vociferousness argue that because religion was an...
  • The Late, Great American WASP ('bout time somebody said it)

    12/23/2013 6:29:03 AM PST · by GodAndCountryFirst · 58 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/20/13 | JOSEPH EPSTEIN
    The U.S. once had an unofficial but nonetheless genuine ruling class, drawn from what came to be known as the WASP establishment. Members of this establishment dominated politics, economics and education, but they do so no longer. The WASPocracy, as I think of it, lost its confidence and, with it, the power and interest to lead. We are now without a ruling class, unless one includes the entity that has come to be known as the meritocracy—presumably an aristocracy of sheer intelligence, men and women trained in the nation's most prestigious schools. The acronym WASP derives, of course, from White...
  • ‘Americanism’: Phantom Heresy or Fact?

    05/10/2013 8:40:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 5/10/2013 | RUSSELL SHAW
    On Jan. 22, 1899, Pope Leo XIII sent Cardinal James Gibbons of Baltimore, leader of the American hierarchy, a document in the form of a letter whose opening words in Latin were Testem Benevolentiae (In Witness to Good Will). “It is clear, our beloved son,” Pope Leo wrote, “that those opinions that, taken as a whole, some designate as ‘Americanism’ cannot have our approval.” Appalled, Cardinal Gibbons held up the document’s release in the United States for a week, until the publication of excerpts originating overseas forced his hand and moved him to give it to The Baltimore Sun. In...
  • From the Inside or the Outside? [Is Attempting to Convert by Political Means Advisable?]

    05/14/2010 7:55:21 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies · 252+ views
    The Anglo-Catholic ^ | 5/14/10 | Fr. Anthony Chadwick
    Going through some of the religious website that I look at once in a while, I occasionally find interesting reflections on Religioscope run by Dr Jean-François Mayer of the University of Fribourg. There are articles in English and French on this site. The tone is quiet and non-polemical, which makes me think that some of the reflections will be all the more credible for it. Now, I will touch on a real hot potato. That is the issue of trying to convert the world to Christianity by political means. I’ll point my finger to the Americans and the French, but...
  • Why Am I So Hard on Conservative American Catholics…

    10/20/2010 7:37:19 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 62 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 10/18/10 | Mark Shea
    ...who put their conservative Americanism before their Catholic faith? It’s more or less summed up in this note from a friend of mine, an Eastern Orthodox Christian who tells the following tale: The wife of a Russian Orthodox priest in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, once told me that she and husband, both Ukranians, had lost their families to Stalin, escaped to Hitler, and escaped deportation to the Soviet Union only by providential miracle (the intervention of Orthodox monks and stealth). They came to the US and he got a job with General Electric in Indiana. He retired from that job and...
  • How to Address Priests and Religious: Titles and Signs of Respect [Ecumenical]

    05/02/2011 9:43:40 AM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    St.JoanVV.org ^ | 2002 | Marian Therese Horvat, Ph.D
    How to Address Priests and Religious:Titles and Signs of Respect Marian Therese Horvat, Ph.DIn times past every Catholic used to know some of the simple rules that have been set aside from disuse. The general protocol was taught by sisters in grade school, but more often was learned as in osmosis from everyday practice. No one dreamed of calling Father O’Reilly by the nickname “Bill,” or, addressing Sister Margaret Mary as “Maggie.”Everyone knew you rose as a sign of respect when a priest or religious entered the room. Speaking before a gathering that included clergy or religious, a Catholic...
  • A NEW BEGINNING; AMERICA NOT DEAD!

    11/07/2012 11:38:21 AM PST · by vivabushchick · 44 replies
    USstream ^ | 12/07/2012 | Bill Whittle
    WHEN THE CRYING IS OVER: One half of this country is virtuous the other half is unable to face evil. Bill Whittle makes an interesting case for the future that does not include civil disobedience.
  • Yuval Levin: The Real Debate [relationship and critical space between society and government]

    10/02/2012 2:12:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 8, 2012 issue | Yuval Levin
    ..................Each party is pulled into this debate by what it sees as the deeply misguided views of the other. Democrats listen to Republicans and hear a simpleminded and selfish radical individualism​—​or, as President Obama has put it, “nothing but thinly veiled Social Darwinism.” They hear people who think that being successful and rich means you’re smarter than everyone else or work harder than everyone else, and who therefore have no regard for those in our society who are in no position to start a business or get a loan. They hear people who have benefited from the privileges of being...