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  • The American Evolution

    07/10/2016 8:50:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | July 9, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    America always has been an exceptional nation. People in other countries recognize that America is unique. It’s why so many of those fleeing foreign oppression come to the “land of the free.” What made the U.S. great were its principles, not its officials. America was different from most other nations. It was committed to limited government and individual liberty, alien concepts in most countries. The U.S. attempted to restrain government abuse through the separation of powers, another unusual idea, especially at a time of absolute monarchs. Federalism protected different levels of community. Not every dispute was decided at the national...
  • Antonin Scalia's Wisdom on Faith and American Success

    02/26/2016 6:18:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | February 26, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's note: This column was coauthored by Ken Klukowski. At the funeral of Justice Antonin Scalia, his son Paul, giving the homily, cited his father's belief that the success of America arose from the blessing of God -- a blessing experienced in part because of faith's role in the life of this nation. As usual, the justice himself explained it best. In his life and at his death, Scalia has defined the contours of an epic battle that will determine a central part of America's future. Speaking at his father's funeral mass, Fr. Paul Scalia explained: "God blessed Dad, as...
  • Rudi Was Right

    02/26/2015 2:12:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | February 26, 2015 | D.W. Wilber
    We can’t say that Barack Obama hasn’t warned us. While running for his first term as president he clearly told us that he intended to “fundamentally transform” the United States of America. The naďve among us took that proclamation to mean something positive. Those who looked at Obama’s history with a little more discernment were very uncomfortable with exactly what Barack Obama intended to do if elected. Promising to “fundamentally transform” was a rather vague and ambiguous statement, unless one took a close look at who he associated with throughout his life. It then quickly sent chills down one’s spine....
  • The Policy Equivalent of Ebola: It’s Stupid Foreign Policy, Stupid

    01/20/2015 6:05:15 AM PST · by Kaslin ^ | January 20, 2015 | John Ransom
    It’s hard sometimes with the country intent on navel gazing to get America to pay attention to other parts of the world in their proper context. We only need look at places like Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq to understand this. The conventional wisdom is that the US screwed up those places. The reality is that American intervention in each of these countries gave them their best chance at success, and-- if we failed in each-- it was a failure of the locals mostly, not America. Except in this one regard: America failed each because we failed of nerve. After watching...
  • Moral Equivalence Is Usually Moral Negligence

    07/22/2014 4:16:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | July 22, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Efforts to proclaim moral equivalence are not always misguided; sometimes each side is equally at fault or close enough. But these efforts are often misguided and unhelpful -- and sometimes harmful. Throughout my life, there has been an increasing trend to attach moral equivalence to all kinds of disputes and conflicts, such as Israel vs. Hamas, which is the subject of a future column. I assume this is mostly an outgrowth of our culture's descent into moral relativism, but it's also a product of our intellectual laziness. We see it everywhere. It is a common practice in describing marriages gone...
  • What America Needs Now

    07/22/2014 4:01:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | July 22, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Forty-five years ago, there was a day like few others that rallied Americans and changed America forever. Yet I could find but one or two news stories about that momentous occasion and triumph. Do you remember what it was? It's the type of event that America needs now, maybe more than ever before. If you're old enough, you remember July 20, 1969, when 123 million of roughly 200 million Americans were riveted to their televisions, watching astronaut Neil Armstrong 240,000 miles from Earth. As he stepped off the Eagle -- the lunar landing module -- to become the first human...
  • A superb foreign policy speech — from Ted Cruz (yup!)

    02/01/2014 2:05:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 29, 2014 | Jennifer Rubin - Right Turn
    "..........I differ with Cruz on a number of things and think his misguided behavior in the shutdown hurt the GOP and the cause of conservatism. Nevertheless, just as Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) is leading the right to a more constructive, positive domestic agenda, Cruz can do the same on foreign policy. If he does continue his defense of a strong U.S. foreign policy, he can help himself, his party and his country.
  • Romney Rally at Red Rocks, Colorado [Photos]

    10/24/2012 5:04:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Battleground Watch ^ | October 23, 2012 | Keith Backer
  • Tidal Wave: The Houston Chronicle Endorses Mitt Romney

    10/21/2012 12:24:02 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    Big Journalism - Breitbart ^ | October 21, 2012 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    On Sunday The HoustonChronicle,which in 2008 broke a 44 year tradition of backing Republicans and endorsed Barack Obama, endorsed Mitt Romneyfor President in 2012:>>>Like so many others,we were captivated by the Illinois senator's soaring rhetoric and energized by his promise to move American politics beyond partisan gridlock and into an era of hope and change.It hasn't happened. Four years later,PresidentObama's deeds have failed to match his words,much less his specific vows to cut the national debt by half and bring the nation's unemployment rate to 6 percent. As Texans,it is a particular vexation that this president's attitude toward the interests...
  • Obama's Ersatz Space Program - Questionable Agenda

    10/15/2012 12:56:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 15, 2012 | Bruce Johnson
    ........Of all the waste by the Federal government and with all the other Federal agencies that could be moved to privatization, Obama selects our space program. This detracts from the progress of our missile technology that is shared with our military, it inhibits our national defense, and it damages our national identity.Space X is Obama's choice for supplanting NASA. It appears Obama has picked another loser. Move over Solyndra.Let's begin with the performance to date of the ersatz space program called Space X....."Thus far, NASA has awarded at least $2.1 billion in SAA money to private space companies,including a total...
  • Shuttle heads toward LA museum [U.S. space program, another scalp on Obama's belt)

    10/13/2012 3:35:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 13, 2012 | ALICIA CHANG with Raquel Maria Dillon
    ...Before Endeavour could travel through the streets, some 400 trees were chopped down, cable and telephone lines were hoisted, and steel plates were laid down to protect the streets and underground utilities....The cost of transporting it cross-town was estimated at over $10 million. As complex as the latest endeavor is, Southern California is no stranger to moving heavy things. In 1946, Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" aircraft was built in sections and hauled from Culver City to Long Beach, 30 miles away. In 1984, an old United Airlines DC-8, with its wings and tail disassembled, was towed from Long Beach to...
  • Is Mitt Romney’s love for America a Mormon thing?

    05/13/2012 6:30:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 126 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2012 | Michelle Boorstein,
    When it comes to American exceptionalism, Mitt Romney is going all in. His book “No Apology: The Case for American Greatness” is a love song to the idea that this country merits “the protection of Providence” and has a singular “calling” to be a beacon for freedom. A major theme for him on the campaign trail is the nation’s divine destiny, a heritage Romney said has made him “stand a little taller, a little straighter” when overseas. But what Romney doesn’t say is that, for followers of his made-in-America religion, Mormonism, exceptionalism isn’t political metaphor. It’s theology. The faith’s sacred...
  • In Search of Americanism [Republicanism has proved insufficient as a guidepost for Am values]

    05/07/2012 7:13:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | May | Ned Ryun
    ..............IT'S TIME TO FIGHT for the survival of Americanism,............................ Americanism is freedom founded on the power of the individual, and his ability to achieve without undue government interference. It’s the idea that the state exists to serve man, to protect God-given rights, and to allow the greatest amount of political freedom within the bounds of ordered liberty. It’s the idea that people truly own their property and are not merely renting it, and that they are free to use their talents, initiative, and “can do” spirit to make the lives they dream for themselves a reality. It is indisputable that...
  • Obama’s Space Shuttle funeral dirge a show for all to see

    04/29/2012 3:18:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 29, 2012 | Judi McLeod
    Those lucky enough to still be here to look back at history post Barack Obama will recognize the last sight-piggyback funeral dirge of the once noble Space Shuttle as the Obama Regime’s defining moment. Were an artist to paint a picture of a small boy looking at up at his flying kite as the space shuttle passed over Manhattan yesterday, no portrait of the story of America’s deliberate ruin at the hands of a single politician could ever come closer to the truth. [BIG Snip of text] Few will remember that it was on the fullest moon of the year...
  • Gingrich keeps campaigning - and keeps drawing an audience

    04/07/2012 4:39:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 133 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 7, 2012 | Lindsey Boerma
    MILLSBORO, Del. - At 7 p.m. on Thursday, in the back shed of a firehouse, a presidential candidate who continually concedes he's unlikely to capture the Republican nomination held a rally - and 350 people showed up. Earlier, Newt Gingrich spoke to more than 150 people in nearby Magnolia. And a day earlier, he greeted a sold-out auditorium that seats more than 400 at the UniversityofNorthCarolina-Wilmington. The Republicans who come to Gingrich's campaign events, signs in hand and ready to offer standing ovations, are under no illusions that the former House speaker is going to overtake Mitt Romney to become...
  • In shakeup, Gingrich campaign replaces manager, reduces staff size

    03/28/2012 12:42:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 27, 2012 | Joy Lin
    ...The candidate admitted to reporters Tuesday that finances are “tight” and, asked if he was willing to spend his own money to stay in the race, Gingrich told Bill O’Reilly. “If necessary, but that’s not the point, we are raising some money.” ...His opening remarks at Salisbury University in Maryland shed light on the candidate’s efforts to change the tone of his campaign. "I have been trying to wrestle with what I have not been able to communicate,” the former professor told the student audience. “I feel like in a lot of ways in my campaign, I got sucked into...
  • Gingrich makes stop in Rocket City ("This is the launching pad for the future.")

    03/06/2012 12:25:51 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    WAFF ^ | March 6, 2012
    HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich took aim at GOP rival Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama during a campaign stop in north Alabama. Speaking at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Gingrich portrayed himself as a visionary leader and criticized Romney as a caretaker of decline. Gingrich said Obama's energy policies are behind rising gasoline prices. He encouraged the audience to update their Facebook status with "Newt = $2.50 a gallon." "We need to develop our own energy here so we don't have to worry about Iran and Middle East," he told the crowd....
  • Could anyone else use some Ronald Reagan today?

    01/28/2011 4:12:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library ^ | January 28, 2011 | Vanity- Various
    9/14/1981 - "At home, our enemy is no longer Red Coats, but red ink." 9/9/1882 - "Balancing the budget is a little like protecting your virtue: You just have to learn to say "no." 5/16/1987 - "Well, one of the worst mistakes anybody can make is to bet against Americans."
  • The Death Of An America Idea (When The Voters Decide The Entitlement Hog Is For Them To Keep Alert)

    11/08/2008 11:11:22 PM PST · by goldstategop · 26 replies · 660+ views
    National Review ^ | 11/8/2008 | Mark Steyn
    The Death Of An Americam Idea An electorate living high off the entitlement hog. By Mark Steyn ‘Give me liberty or give me death!” “Live free or die!” What's that? Oh, don't mind me. I'm just trying out slogans for the 2012 campaign and seeing which one would get the biggest laughs. My Republican friends are now saying, oh, not to worry, look at the exit polls, this is still a “center-right” country. Americans didn't vote to go left, they voted to go cool. It was a Dancing With The Stars election: Obama's a star and everyone wants to dance...
  • Will Americans Really Vote To Fundamentally Transform America? (A Transformative Election Alert)

    11/03/2008 9:12:26 PM PST · by goldstategop · 22 replies · 859+ views ^ | 11/4/2008 | Dennis Prager
    Today, Americans decide on whether, in the words of Barack Obama last week, to fundamentally transform the United States of America. That is really what this election is about, even though most of those voting for Barack Obama do not want to fundamentally transform America. That is Barack Obamas and the Democratic Party's agenda. Why then are so many people likely to vote for the U.S. senator from Illinois? They all have their reasons. But aside from those who hold left-wing views, relatively few want America fundamentally transformed. This can be seen by analyzing the largest groups voting for Barack...