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  • Social Turbulence and Governmental Form

    01/03/2017 6:51:27 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 1 replies
    Neo-Ciceronian Times ^ | November 9, 2016 | Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
    One of the most commonly observed natural phenomena around us is that of turbulence. We experience turbulence everywhere that we see fluid flow – in the air which airplanes pass through, in the wakes of boats traveling in the water, in the rising of smoke and the movement of clouds, and many other everyday things. Yet, for all of its commonness, turbulence is still little understood and is difficult to control or predict. Turbulence is a chaotic phenomenon, in the “chaos theory” sense of the term. Most commonly, a chaotic system is one which exhibits the property of sensitivity to...
  • Why We Use Electoral College, Not Popular Vote

    11/08/2016 8:32:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 7, 2016 | Jarrett Stepman
    The Electoral College remains in place over two centuries after the framers of the Constitution empowered it to select presidents. Though occasionally maligned, this system of electing a chief executive has been incredibly successful for the American people. Many modern voters might be surprised to learn that when they step into a ballot box to select their candidate for president, they actually are casting a vote for fellow Americans called electors. These electors, appointed by the states, are pledged to support the presidential candidate the voters have supported. The Electoral College holds its vote the Monday after the second Wednesday...
  • Revolt Against the American Aristocracy, Who Are You With?

    10/27/2016 7:09:43 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    ammoland ^ | 13 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- The current aristocracy in America came to power in the 1960’s.  It was a major shift in the power elite, away from the military, captains of industry, and religious leaders.It became heavily concentrated in media elites, educators, bureaucrats and lawyers.  It was a deliberate infiltration of institutions and the seizure of power from the people and the states; concentrating it in unelected and unaccountable institutions.The rise of network TV, the fairness doctrine imposed by the FCC, and the takeover of virtually all national media by doctrinaire “progressives” meant that the “progressive” gatekeepers in the media decided who...
  • Obama gets new 'Game of Thrones' before you do

    04/14/2016 5:42:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    KWCH-TV ^ | 4/14/16 | Lauren Said-Moorhouse
    The creators of "Game of Thrones" have revealed President Barack Obama received advanced access to the hotly anticipated sixth season because, well, you don't turn down a request from POTUS. ....The creators told interviewer Veronica Belmont that, yes, they sent Obama episodes early because "he's the leader of the free world." Benioff added: "When the commander in chief says, 'I want to see advanced episodes' -- what are ya gonna do?" The two also discussed the upcoming season being "the first time we really moved beyond the end point of the books" by George R.R. Martin and the freedom that...
  • What John Adams Knew -- Donald Trump: the populist demogogue John Adams anticipated

    03/18/2016 5:53:50 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 77 replies
    National Review ^ | 3-18-16 | Kevin Williamson
    There is a line from John Adams of which conservatives, particularly those of a moralistic bent, are fond: "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people." The surrounding prose is quoted much less frequently, and it is stern stuff dealing with one of Adams’s great fears - one that is particularly relevant to this moment in our history. John Adams hated democracy and he feared what was known in the language of the time as "passion." Adams's famous assessment: "I do not say that democracy has been more pernicious on the whole, and in the long run,...
  • Scott Walker Is a Threat to the Existing Social Order

    02/23/2015 11:17:28 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 77 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 2-23-15 | Robert Tracinski
    When Barack Obama was first elected president, a number of my readers were in deep despair about American politics and the state of our culture. So I set out to compile an inventory of what is still going right with our culture, the reserves of strength we were going to have to draw on to survive the Obama era. One of my examples was Mike Rowe’s show “Dirty Jobs.” That led to some further ruminations about why people on the right tend to gravitate to shows like his, which celebrate the value of work. Rowe himself has been understandably cautious...
  • The Real-life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain

    12/31/2014 5:20:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 31, 2014 | Tim Teeman
    It is the most animated this “Downton Abbey” fan has ever seen Lady Grantham. Elizabeth McGovern, who plays the period soap opera’s slack-jawed, sleepy-eyed matriarch, Cora—who always seems listlessly zonked, whatever disaster has just befallen her husband or unlucky-in-love daughters—gallops with gusto through the stories of the real-life American heiresses who married British aristocrats in the Smithsonian Channel’s documentary series, “Million Dollar American Princess”. The three-part series, which begins on Sunday night just before the first episode of season five of Downton, focuses on the stories of a clutch of the 200 or so American heiresses who married British lords...
  • New Gallup poll shows Americans want third political party participation

    09/26/2014 10:14:52 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 55 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9-24-14 | Karl Dickey
    A new Gallup poll out this morning, September 24, 2014, found that 58% of Americans strongly want a third political party choice in the candidates because the two older parties "do such a poor job" representing the people. This number is little changed from a Gallup poll asking the same question in 2007. The third largest political party is the Libertarian Party, yet its candidates face unfair hurdles of ballot access and media exclusion. Many states in the nation purposely raise the bar for Libertarian Party candidates to have their name printed on the ballot alongside the Republican and Democratic...
  • An Interview with Cheikh Malek el-Khazen

    07/28/2014 6:49:09 AM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 1 replies
    Catholic Analysis ^ | 28 July 2014 | Matthew Olson
    Cheikh Malek el-Khazen is heir to the House of Khazen, of the Lebanese nobility. He is also the founder of the Khazen Foundation and Khazen.org. He was kind enough to grant me an interview. Could you tell us a little bit about your family's history?The Khazen can trace back their lineage to the 9th century, when they were mainly located in the Levant. They started acquiring lands from the Muslim Shi'a Tribes in Mount Lebanon during the 1400s and mainly focused their exodus in the Keserwan district. This caused the Chi'a to leave Keserwan and migrate to the South of...
  • Bastille Day and the Catholic Book that Caused the French Revolution

    07/14/2014 8:34:10 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 12 replies
    Catholic Analysis ^ | 14 July 2014 | Matthew Olson
    In recognition of Bastille Day, I, in this special Monday episode, discuss "the book that caused the French Revolution": Les Liaisons Dangereuses (The Dangerous Liaisons), written by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. The book -- perhaps somewhat unintentionally -- set off pious sentiment against the Ancien Regime, and its influence carries on today. WATCH ON YOUTUBE(Alternative link, via Vimeo.) Summary:I start off the show with a brief primer on Bastille Day and immediately begin a summary of the characters and events in this novel, breaking down its story of lust and love. I then cite some of its distinctively Catholic elements....
  • The New Liberal Aristocracy (Exactly why we had a revolution +200 years ago)

    01/08/2013 11:05:50 AM PST · by bestintxas · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/8/13 | Victor Davis Hanson
    ‘Limousine liberal” is an old American term used against those who inherited lots of money and then became “traitors to their class” by embracing populist politics. The Roosevelts and Kennedys enjoyed the high life quite apart from the multitude that they championed. And they were exempt, by virtue of their inherited riches and armies of accountants and attorneys, from the higher taxes they advocated for others. Few worried about how their original fortunes were made long ago, or that as lifelong government officials they had their needs met by the state. Most were relieved instead that as very rich people...
  • Yes, Romney Was the Problem

    11/29/2012 7:55:36 AM PST · by Resettozero · 178 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | November 27, 2012 | Steve Baldwin
    The GOP establishment and some conservative pundits, such as Ann Coulter, are in full defense mode, claiming that Romney is not responsible for losing to an incumbent responsible for perhaps the most damaging fiscal crises in our nation’s history. Don’t believe it. Romney IS responsible for wasting a billion dollars to carry out an issue-free campaign full of simple-minded platitudes. Indeed, Coulter is leading the charge with her recent column titled, Don’t Blame Romney. It’s sweet to watch Coulter defend her darling Romney, but let’s get real. The reality is that Romney was one of the worst GOP presidential candidates...
  • House votes to overthrow 'czars'

    02/17/2011 5:03:44 PM PST · by Citizen X_Area 51 · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | February 17, 2011 | Robin Bravender
    The House voted Thursday to dethrone nine White House “czars.” Republicans successfully added an amendment to the continuing resolution that would leave President Barack Obama’s senior advisers on policy issues including health care, energy and others out of a job.
  • Democratic Aristocracy

    12/10/2010 7:54:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    The American Conservative ^ | December 9, 2010 | Sean Scallon
    It’s rather dismaying to see the thoughtful and well-regarded online magazine Front Porch Republic being roiled by a series of articles written by editor John Medaille celebrating the virtues of monarchism as compared to democracy. I don’t believe John’s point was call for the U.S. to build its own Buckingham Palace or design its own crown and scepter, which will never happen in a million years. It was to simply show the follies of democratism as a guarantor of the public’s liberties compared to an enlightened king (one tyrant 3,000 miles away as compared to 3,000 tyrants one mile a...
  • Creating Equal? It’s Just Not Possible

    01/03/2009 9:25:04 PM PST · by Delacon · 18 replies · 732+ views
    Conservative Times ^ | CatoTheYounger
    I simply don’t believe that anybody is equal period. There is no divine “Thou shall be equal” command, despite how innate and sacrosanct such a postulate is to modern man’s egalitarian intuition. Mel Bradford avows: Let us have no foolishness indeed. Equality as a moral or political imperative, pursued as an end in itself — Equality, with the capital “E” — is the antonym of every legitimate conservative principle. Contrary to most Liberals, new and old, it is nothing less than sophistry to distinguish between equality of opportunity (equal starts in the “race of life”) and equality of condition (equal...
  • CAROLINE KENNEDY SEEKING SENATE SEAT

    12/15/2008 2:16:28 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 82 replies · 1,607+ views
    NY Post ^ | Dec.15, 2008 | FREDRIC U. DICKER and CARL CAMPANILE
    Caroline Kennedy, the first daughter of Camelot, has decided to seek Hillary Rodham Clinton's U.S. Senate seat - a decision that rocks the landscape of the race to be appointed to succeed the outgoing senator. "She has decided she wants the Senate seat," a source close to Kennedy told The Post. She called Gov. Paterson today to let him know. The move makes official what some Kennedy family members had been urging her to do for weeks. Kennedy has already signed up powerhouse consulting firm Knickerbocker SKD, which advises Mayor Bloomberg - who sang her praises recently as a qualified...
  • Sark under new pressure to end feudal system

    12/02/2008 5:32:08 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 13 replies · 646+ views
    The Times ^ | 12/3/2008 | Gordon Rayner
    Three judges agreed that the role of the island's unelected Seneschal - who is both president of Sark's parliament and its chief judge - contravened the European Convention on Human Rights, which protects the rights of individuals to a fair trial. The declaration by the Appeal Court is not legally binding, but if the island's rulers do not implement the judges' recommendations to remove one of the Seneschal's two roles they could face further legal action in future which could force them to act. Sark has operated under a feudal system for 450 years, after Elizabeth I granted the island's...
  • The Irony of Populism: The Republican Shift and the Inevitability of American Aristocracy

    10/23/2007 10:12:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies · 135+ views
    Social Science Research Network ^ | 2006 | Zvi. S. Rosen
    Abstract: "The Irony of Populism: The Republican Shift and the Inevitability of American Aristocracy" analyzes the shift in the role of the Supreme Court following the movement towards a democratic Senate which culminated in the Seventeenth Amendment. The Supreme Court's shift is presented as the inevitable result of the system of mixed government that underlies the constitutional order, which orders American Government into democratic, aristocratic, and monarchical parts. While in the original conception of the constitution the Senate was the aristocratic part, the Senate would become part of the democratic part with the Seventeenth Amendment and prior procedural changes. Into...
  • The Road to Mass Democracy: Original Intent and the Seventeenth Amendment

    10/21/2007 1:20:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 88 replies · 144+ views
    The Independent Review ^ | Winter 1997 | Todd J. Zywicki
    Title: The Road to Mass Democracy: Original Intent and the Seventeenth Amendment Author: C. H. Hoebeke Published: New Brunswick, N. J.: Transaction Publishers, 1995. Price: $39.95 (hardcover) Pages: 211 Reviewer: Todd J. Zywicki Affiliation: Mississippi College School of Law The Constitution of 1787 provided for the appointment of United States senators by state legislatures. In 1913, the Seventeenth Amendment was ratified, installing the current regime of direct election of U.S. senators. The bloated and special-interest-driven nature of the federal government during this century has led scholars in recent years to reexamine the original framework of the Senate and to...
  • Does America Want a Clinton Monarchy?

    09/14/2007 8:14:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 1,164+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 14, 2007 | Steven Stark
    There's a strange debate dominating the Democratic campaign so far. Hillary Clinton's calling card seems to be the experience that she possesses and that Barack Obama lacks. " 'Change' is just a word if you don't have the strength and experience to make it happen," she told an audience this past week, before promptly making the line the centerpiece of a new ad in New Hampshire and Iowa. "Hillary is the best-prepared to be president of any non-incumbent I have ever had a chance to vote for," the clearly biased Bill Clinton has said repeatedly on the trail this summer....