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  • Reid Says He's 'Doing Fine,' But Has 'Not Been Able to Read'

    01/22/2015 11:39:24 AM PST · 33 of 49
    MosesKnows to COUNTrecount
    But Has 'Not Been Able to Read'

    Reid has never read any of the bills the House sent the Senate nor has he allowed other Senators to read them.

    What will change?

  • When is a bird in the hand worth two birds in the bush

    01/21/2015 6:23:59 PM PST · 1 of 2
    God feeds all the birds but he doesn't throw the worms in the nest. Earning one's own way trumps serving government their way.
  • Bill Ayers, wow that man is either self delusional or he is a sociopathic liar. ~ Vanity

    01/20/2015 4:01:14 PM PST · 24 of 25
    MosesKnows to GraceG
    Bill Ayers, wow that man is either self delusional or he is a sociopathic liar

    Does it matter which? A fool is a fool is a fool.

  • Michael Moore: I Was Taught Snipers Were "Cowards"... Fat Pig Dufus alert!

    01/20/2015 3:09:00 PM PST · 39 of 47
    MosesKnows to AngelesCrestHighway
    Michael Moore: I Was Taught Snipers Were "Cowards"

    I can believe your family taught you that and I can believe your family had a reason to teach you that.

    However, we American's have every right to expect you to grow up and mature by now. Grow in both mind and body.

  • Why History Will Eviscerate Obama

    01/14/2015 1:02:18 PM PST · 23 of 26
    MosesKnows to Quester
    ... by the rich and powerful

    History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

    Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past. George Orwell: 1984

    Only if you allow it ...

    Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent. Napoleon Bonaparte

  • Why History Will Eviscerate Obama

    01/14/2015 6:57:42 AM PST · 17 of 26
    MosesKnows to SJackson

    What is history?

    History is lies agreed upon.

  • Here are 957 well sourced examples of Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism...

    01/12/2015 4:46:59 AM PST · 4 of 13
    MosesKnows to grundle
    Squirrel Hill had my attention on September 28, 2013 with 300.
  • 114th House of Representatives Reads The Constitution

    01/09/2015 5:14:24 PM PST · 27 of 27
    MosesKnows to cotton1706
    My apologies! I see it now.
  • 114th House of Representatives Reads The Constitution

    01/09/2015 4:46:11 PM PST · 25 of 27
    MosesKnows to cotton1706
    It was you although you were not addressing me.

    You were addressing:

    To: DesertRhino

    ““Promote the general welfare” is an absolutely fine idea. It simply means broad brush, create a society where people prosper.”

    14 posted on ‎1‎/‎9‎/‎2015‎ ‎12‎:‎11‎:‎41‎ ‎PM by cotton1706 (

  • 114th House of Representatives Reads The Constitution

    01/09/2015 1:44:19 PM PST · 23 of 27
    MosesKnows to cotton1706
    create a society where people prosper

    Your display of ignorance off America's Constitution is shared by the progressive movement.

    America's Constitution is not about the people. It is solely about how the government is to function within the herein Granted powers.

    If Article 1. Section 1. said, “All legislative Powers shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives" you would have a point.

    However, what Article 1. Section 1. actually states is, "All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives".

    The herein granted powers do not include feeding, clothing, sheltering, or educating the people.

    The Constitution does prohibit the Congress from interfering with the people's right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.

    Jefferson said it as well as it can be said regarding the general welfare.

    To lay taxes to provide for the general welfare of the United States, that is to say, “to lay taxes for the purpose of providing for the general welfare”. For the laying of taxes is the power, and the general welfare the purpose for which the power is to be exercised. They are not to lay taxes ad libitum for any purpose they please; but only to pay the debts or provide for the welfare of the Union. In like manner, they are not to do anything they please to provide for the general welfare, but only to lay taxes for that purpose. To consider the latter phrase, not as describing the purpose of the first, but as giving a distinct and independent power to do any act they please, which might be for the good of the Union, would render all the preceding and subsequent enumerations of power completely useless. It would reduce the whole instrument to a single phrase, that of instituting a Congress with power to do whatever would be for the good of the United States; and as they would be the sole judges of the good or evil, it would be also a power to do whatever evil they please. It is an established rule of construction where a phrase will bear either of two meanings, to give it that which will allow some meaning to the other parts of the instrument, and not that which would render all the others useless. Certainly no such universal power was meant to be given them. It was intended to lace them up strictly within the enumerated powers, and those without which, as means, these powers could not be carried into effect.

    You have mistaken America's Constitution with the Communist manifesto.

  • 114th House of Representatives Reads The Constitution

    01/09/2015 1:12:42 PM PST · 22 of 27
    MosesKnows to cotton1706
    So they just skip over those sections

    That was the essence of my point.

    Why did they skip over "that" amended language but did not skip over other amended language? E.g. the 16th amendment.

  • 114th House of Representatives Reads The Constitution

    01/09/2015 9:02:45 AM PST · 9 of 27
    MosesKnows to Vermont Lt
    Because that section was rescinded with the passing of the amendments (I think 13 or 14.)

    I defy you to find a copy of the Constitution that does not include the language before the amendment and the amendment; else, how you would know what was amended.

  • 114th House of Representatives Reads The Constitution

    01/09/2015 8:57:40 AM PST · 8 of 27
    MosesKnows to Mouton
    I did not know the Preamble had not been ratified

    That was my mistake.

    The Preamble to the Constitution was ratified and the 114th Congress read it.

    I was referring to the Preamble to the Bill of Rights, which was not ratified.

  • 114th House of Representatives Reads The Constitution

    01/09/2015 8:46:34 AM PST · 1 of 27
    Are you curious?
  • Removing bookmarks from page.

    01/07/2015 3:06:36 PM PST · 19 of 32
    MosesKnows to Joshua
    How to Delete Bookmarks

    How to Delete Bookmarks

    Four Methods:Deleting Bookmarks in ChromeDeleting Favorites in ExplorerDeleting Bookmarks in FirefoxDeleting Bookmarks in Safari

  • Uncommon Knowledge: Thomas Sowell vs. Al Sharpton

    01/04/2015 5:37:59 AM PST · 20 of 20
    MosesKnows to MeshugeMikey
    Mr Sowell may just be a National Treasure

    I would agree but having an "Uncle Tom" for a National Treasure would not sit well with a loud portion of the population.

    I often say that Thomas Sowell is the wisest man whose thoughts I have access to on a regular basis.

  • If Hillary Clinton wins in 2016, who will dare use ‘old woman’ as an insult?

    01/04/2015 5:09:05 AM PST · 60 of 68
    MosesKnows to 2ndDivisionVet
    If Hillary Clinton wins in 2016

    President Hillary will be the insult.

  • What is Republican Government?

    01/03/2015 2:51:03 PM PST · 31 of 35
    MosesKnows to RetiredArmy
    You can drop the “guaranteed” word from that statement

    That is nonsense, pure and utter nonsense and I can prove it is nonsense by reading the words in Article. IV. Section. 4. The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence.

    Why would I give up something as beautiful as America’s Constitution? Why would you ask me to give it up?

    the US Constitution as written no longer exists

    More nonsense. Of course it exists and of course it exists as written. The true beauty of the Constitution is the words and the words are intact. No elements that work against the Constitution have been able to change the words.

    Every court decision at any level is constantly subject to constitutional review because the words mean something and until the words are changed, they stand as ratified.

    What they did to the language of the Separation of Church and State clause is the largest lie perpetrated on the nation

    There is a great deal of truth in that. However, the truth that exposes the lie is the words in the Constitution or in this case, the lack of words proves there is no such thing as a separation of church and state in the Constitution. People can learn that the First Amendment was included to keep government out of religion, not religion out of government. Jefferson’s response to the Danbury Baptists is fact.

    You have given much for America, don’t give up yet.

    “America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.” --- opening lines of “101 Things To Do ‘Til The Revolution by Claire Wolfe

  • Middle School Kids Taken To Hear Louis Farrakhan Call For Violence Against The 'Crackers'

    01/03/2015 8:05:35 AM PST · 32 of 47
    MosesKnows to cyclotic
    begins with the civil rights movement

    The civil rights movement began with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

    One of America's significant accomplishments on the path of abolishing slavery occurred on January 1, 1808 when Jefferson signed landmark legislation to end the profitable international slave trade prohibiting from that time on the importation of African slaves to the United States.

    America prohibited slave trade in less than twenty years after America created a constitutional body of legislators who could legislate for the entire country.

    In less than eighty years, America abolished slavery forever with the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

    I have often wondered why the black community in America does not celebrate these events if not celebrated by the entire nation.

  • Middle School Kids Taken To Hear Louis Farrakhan Call For Violence Against The 'Crackers'

    01/03/2015 7:46:34 AM PST · 30 of 47
    MosesKnows to KeyLargo
    Booker T. Washington Middle School in Baltimore, MD.

    Really, Booker T. Washington school.

    I wonder what they teach about Booker T. Washington and what he observed?

    Booker T. Washington, who rose from slavery to become the nation’s first widely recognized black leader, once warned against what he called "problem profiteers" among our nation’s black community.

    "There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the Negro race before the public," observed Washington. "Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs."

    I wonder what they teach the students about Louis Farrakan?

  • What is Republican Government?

    01/03/2015 7:04:34 AM PST · 3 of 35
    MosesKnows to Jacquerie
    Is the US government republican?

    No! However, the Constitution does guarantee a "Republican Form of Government".

    This means that a constitutional government follows the rule of law and not the rule of the majority. This is a very good thing. The rule of law is the only form of government suitable for people who want to remain free.

  • Libertarianism, conservatism, and judicial review

    12/31/2014 7:11:19 AM PST · 15 of 16
    MosesKnows to Publius
    Thanks for sharing a well done article.
  • Jesus Wasn’t Born Rich. Think About It. (Barf)

    12/26/2014 6:11:40 AM PST · 54 of 58
    MosesKnows to C19fan
    So why do so many of us not get it?

    The reason so many of us don't get it is because what others get is incorrect.

    Mary and Joseph were not homeless.

    Jesus was not poor.

    Get it!

  • Black Woman Unleashes Blistering Tirade Against Sharpton, Obama and de Blasio: ‘Race-Baiting,

    12/24/2014 7:52:08 AM PST · 9 of 14
    MosesKnows to MeshugeMikey
    Black Woman Unleashes Blistering Tirade Against Sharpton

    Stop for a moment and just imagine the enormous "peer pressure" a black person must overcome to speak their mind. I admire the courage it takes to overcome the peer pressure to speak one's mind.

    Thankfully and most fortunate for all people in America more and more black people are responding to the reality.

    May God bless these brave people.

  • Vanity - trying to think of an oldie, with almost nothing to go on

    12/23/2014 3:09:03 PM PST · 78 of 169
    MosesKnows to NewJerseyJoe
    I cannot

    If you cannot recall it how will you know it when you hear it?

  • I Am The Type Of American They Want To See Disappear (Must Read Article)

    12/23/2014 5:29:30 AM PST · 14 of 60
    MosesKnows to TalBlack
    a healthy distrust of government

    To love one's country is patriotic ... To trust one's government is foolish.

  • Behold, atheists' new Ten Commandments

    12/23/2014 5:23:58 AM PST · 11 of 35
    MosesKnows to C19fan
    Behold, atheists

    It matters little because God doesn't believe in atheist.

  • The Possession of Alan Colmes

    12/22/2014 11:32:32 AM PST · 35 of 59
    MosesKnows to Eddie01
    "no connection between protests and cop killings"

    I disagree! No more need be said.

  • List of MSNBC Sponsors (BOYCOTT!!!)

    12/21/2014 2:08:34 PM PST · 43 of 44
    MosesKnows to Olog-hai
    Are MSDNC’s ratings actually going up or something?

    I don't know the answer to that question. However, wouldn't it be fascinating to have this same information for each media outlet?

  • Women arrested for 'using attractive girls to lure men into alleyways… where female bodybuilder

    12/19/2014 7:12:13 AM PST · 36 of 58
    MosesKnows to C19fan
    The latest in "Honey Traps"

    Wouldn't you like to see pictures of the men who fell for the 'pretty one"?

    I was once a victim of just such a scam.

    Please be careful. I don't know how many of you shop at Costco, but this may be useful to know. I have become a victim of a clever scam while out shopping. This happened to me and it could happen to you. The victims are always males, so ladies, please pass this information along to your husbands and male friends.

    Here's how the scam works...

    Two seriously good-looking young girls come over to your car as you are packing your shopping in the trunk. They both start wiping your windshield with a rag and Windex, with their breasts almost falling out of their skimpy T-shirts. It is impossible not to look. When you thank them and offer them a tip, they say 'No' and instead ask you for a ride to another store. You agree and they get in the back seat. On the way, they start having sex with each other. Then one of them climbs over into the front seat and performs oral sex on you, while the other one steals your wallet.

    I had my wallet stolen last Tuesday, Wednesday, twice on Thursday, again on Saturday, yesterday, and most likely again tomorrow.

    Your concerned friend.

  • Picture Of Bill Clinton With Young Blonde Goes Viral (Hillary Alert!...Who's your Daddy?)

    12/18/2014 3:32:52 PM PST · 83 of 208
    MosesKnows to AngelesCrestHighway
    Bill Clinton image ran wild across social media

    Can you imagine how he'll feel when Hillary tells him the girl is a lesbian?

  • Death Row Serial Killer Quiz

    12/18/2014 2:40:12 PM PST · 23 of 35
    MosesKnows to navysealdad
    Death Row Serial Killer Quiz

    I took it twice.

    The first time I answered
    in a way I thought would generate a low score and I scored four.
    The second time I answered
    to generate a high score and I scored fourteen.

  • Barack & Michelle Obama: We’re Victims of America’s Racism …Update: Michelle Obama Busted

    12/18/2014 6:19:34 AM PST · 84 of 99
    MosesKnows to Nachum
    We’re Victims of America’s Racism

    Well at least very few have mistaken them for president.

  • The New Stupid Party (Democrats)

    12/18/2014 6:06:08 AM PST · 9 of 17
    MosesKnows to sr4402
    The Democrats? I’d rate the chances of the party reining in its extremes at below zero

    Before reading the opinion I would hasten to point out that is very similar to what was said about the Republicans a short time ago.

  • What did ancient Babylonian songs sound like? Something like this [IF they were into cool jazz]

    12/16/2014 12:44:47 PM PST · 16 of 26
    MosesKnows to chajin
    what it is, pure speculation

    Of course, it is speculation because it must be.

    I sincerely appreciate their efforts to speculate on how it might of sounded.

    I assume we each can speculate on what we think it sounded like. So far, this is the only time I've heard it done rather than just talk about doing it.

    I say thank you for their effort that went into the speculation.

  • Let’s Get Government Out of the Charity Business

    12/15/2014 5:59:40 AM PST · 13 of 14
    MosesKnows to Kaslin
    The story is told that when Tennessee frontiersman Davy Crockett served in the US Congress

    I don't know if it's correct or even true but here is the story the way I heard it.

    Not Yours to Give -- Speech Before the House of Representatives by David (Davy) Crockett

    One day in the House of Representatives, a bill was taken up appropriating money for the benefit of a widow of a distinguished naval officer. Several beautiful speeches had been made in its support. The Speaker was just about to put the question when Mr. Crockett arose:

    "Mr. Speaker --- I have as much respect for the memory of the deceased, and as much sympathy for the suffering of the living, if suffering there be, as any man in this house, but we must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for a part of the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living. I will not go into an argument to prove that Congress has no power to appropriate this money as an act of charity. Every member upon this floor knows it. We have the right, as individuals, to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress, we have no right so to appropriate a dollar of the public money. Some eloquent appeals have been made to us upon the ground that it is a debt due the deceased. Mr. Speaker, the deceased lived long after the close of the war; he was in office to the day of his death, and I have never heard that the government was in arrears to him.

    "Every man in this House knows it is not a debt. We cannot, without the grossest corruption, appropriate this money as the payment of a debt. We have not the semblance of authority to appropriate it as a charity. Mr. Speaker, I have said we have the right to give as much money of our own as we please. I am the poorest man on this floor. I cannot vote for this bill, but I will give one week's pay to the object, and, if every member of Congress will do the same, it will amount to more than the bill asks.

    "He took his seat. Nobody replied. The bill was put upon its passage, and, instead of passing unanimously, as was generally supposed, and as, no doubt, it would, but for that speech, it received but few votes, and of course, was lost.

    "Later, when asked by a friend why he had opposed the appropriation, Crockett gave this explanation:

    "Several years ago I was one evening standing on the steps of the Capitol with some other members of Congress, when our attention was attracted by a great light over in Georgetown. It was evidently a large fire. We jumped into a hack and drove over as fast as we could. In spite of all that could be done, many houses were burned and many families made homeless, and, besides, some of them had lost all but the clothes they had on. The weather was very cold, and when I saw so many women and children suffering, I felt that something ought to be one for them. The next morning a bill was introduced appropriating $20,000 for their relief. We put aside all other business and rushed it through as soon as it could be done.

    "The next summer, when it began to be time to think about the election, I concluded I would take a scout around among the boys of my district. I had no opposition there, but, as the election was some time off, I did not know what might turn up. When riding one day in a part of my district in which I was more a stranger than any other, I saw a man in a field plowing and coming toward the road. I gauged my gait so that we should meet as he came to the fence. As he came up, I spoke to the man. He replied politely, but, as I thought, rather coldly.

    "I began: 'Well, friend, I am one of those unfortunate beings called candidates, and--'

    “‘Yes, I know you; you are Colonel Crockett. I have seen you once before, and voted for you the last time you were elected. I suppose you are out electioneering now, but you had better not waste your time or mine. I shall not vote for you again.'

    "This was a sockdolager... I begged him to tell me what the matter was.

    " 'Well, Colonel, it is hardly worth-while to waste time or words upon it. I do not see how it can be mended, but you gave a vote last winter which shows that either you have not capacity to understand the Constitution, or that you are wanting in the honesty and firmness to be guided by it. In either case, you are not the man to represent me. But I beg your pardon for expressing it in that way. I did not intend to avail myself of the privilege of the constituent to speak plainly to a candidate for the purpose of insulting or wounding you. I intended by it only to say that your understanding of the Constitution is very different from mine; and I will say to you what, but for my rudeness, I should not have said, that I believe you to be honest....But an understanding of the Constitution different from mine I cannot overlook, because the Constitution, to be worth anything, must be held sacred, and rigidly observed in all its provisions. The man who wields power and misinterprets it is the more dangerous the more honest he is.'

    "I admit the truth of all you say, but there must be some mistake about it, for I do not remember that I gave any vote last winter upon any Constitutional question.

    " 'No, Colonel, there's no mistake. Though I live here in the backwoods and seldom go from home, I take the papers from Washington and read very carefully all the proceedings in Congress. My papers say that last winter you voted for a bill to appropriate $20,000 to some suffers by a fire in Georgetown. Is that true?'

    "Well, my friend, I may as well own up. You have got me there. But certainly nobody will complain that a great and rich country like ours should give the insignificant sum of $20,000 to relieve its suffering women and children, particularly with a full and overflowing Treasury, and I am sure, if you had been there, you would have done just as I did.'

    " 'It is not the amount, Colonel that I complain of; it is the principle. In the first place, the government ought to have in the Treasury no more than enough for its legitimate purposes. But that has nothing to do with the question. The power of collecting and disbursing money at pleasure is the most dangerous power that can be intrusted to man, particularly under our system of collecting revenue by tariff, which reaches every man in the country, no matter how poor he may be, and the poorer he is the more he pays in proportion to his means. What is worse, it presses upon him without his knowledge where the weight centers, for there is not a man in the United States who can ever guess how much he pays to the government. So you see that while you are contributing to relieve one, you are drawing it from thousands who are even worse off than he. If you had the right to give anything, the amount was simply a matter of discretion with you, and you had as much right to give $20,000,000 as $20,000. If you have the right to give to one, you have the right to give to all; and, as the Constitution neither defines charity nor stipulates the amount, you are at liberty to give to any thing and everything which you may believe, or profess to believe, is a charity, and to any amount you may think proper. You will very easily perceive what a wide door this would open for fraud, corruption, and favoritism, on the one hand, and for robbing the people on the other. No, Colonel, Congress has no right to give charity. Individual members may give as much of their own money as they please, but they have no right to touch a dollar of the public money for that purpose. If twice as many houses had been burned in this county as in Georgetown, neither you nor any other member of Congress would have thought of appropriating a dollar for our relief. There are about two hundred and forty members of Congress. If they had shown their sympathy for the suffers by contributing each one week's pay, it would have made over $13,000. There are plenty of men in and around Washington who could have given $20,000 without depriving themselves of even a luxury of life. The congressmen chose to keep their own money, which, if reports were true, some of them spend not very creditable; and the people about Washington, no doubt, applauded you for relieving them from the necessity of giving by giving what was not yours to give. The people have delegated to Congress, by the Constitution, the power to do certain things. To do these, it is authorized to collect and pay moneys, and for nothing else. Everything beyond this is usurpation, and a violation of the Constitution. So you see, Colonel, you have violated the Constitution in what I consider a vital point. It is a precedent fraught with danger to the country, for when Congress once begins to stretch its power beyond the limits of the Constitution, there is no limit to it and no security for the people. I have no doubt you acted honestly, but that does not make it any better, except as far as you are personally concerned, and you see that I cannot vote for you.'

    "I tell you I felt streaked. I saw if I should have opposition, and this man should go to talking, he would set others to talking, and in that district, I was a gone fawn-skin. I could not answer him, for the fact is, I was so fully convinced that he was right, I did not want to. But I must satisfy him, and I said to him: Well, my friend, you hit the nail upon the head when you said I did not have sense enough to understand the Constitution. I intended to be guided by it, and thought I had studied it fully. I have heard many speeches in Congress about the powers of Congress, but what you have said here at your plow has got more hard, sound sense in it than all the fine speeches I ever heard. If I had ever taken the view of it that you have, I would have put my head into the fire before I would have given that vote; and if I ever vote for another unconstitutional law I wish I may be shot.

    "He laughingly replied: 'Yes Colonel, you have sworn to that once before, but I will trust you again upon one condition. You say that you are convinced that your vote was wrong. Your acknowledgment of it will do more good than beating you for it. If, as you go around this district, you will tell people about this vote, and that you are satisfied that it was wrong, I will not only vote for you, but will do what I can to keep down opposition, and perhaps, I may exert a little influence in that way.'

    "If I don't [said I] I wish I may be shot; and to convince you that I am earnest in what I say I will come back this way in a week or ten days, and if you will get up a gathering of the people, I will make a speech to them. Get up a barbecue, and I will pay for it.

    " 'No, Colonel, we are not rich people in this section, but we have plenty of provisions to contribute to a barbecue, and some to spare for those who have none. The push of crops will be over in a few days, and we can then afford a day for a barbecue. This is Thursday; I will see to getting up on Saturday week. Come to my house on Friday, and we will go together, and I promise you a very respectable crowd to see and hear you.'

    "Well, I will be here but one thing more before I say good-bye. I must know your name.

    " 'My name is Bunce.'

    "Not Horatio Bunce?

    " 'Yes.'

    "Well, Mr. Bunce, I never saw you before though you say you have seen me, but I know you very well. I am glad I have met you, and very proud that I may hope to have you for my friend.

    "It was one of the luckiest hits of my life that I met him. He mingled but little with the public, but was widely known for his remarkable intelligence and incorruptible integrity, and for a heart brimful and running over with kindness and benevolence, which showed themselves not only in words but in acts. He was the oracle of the whole country around him, and his fame had extended far beyond the circle of his immediate acquaintance. Though I had never met him before, I had heard much of him, and but for this meeting it is very likely I should have had opposition, and had been beaten. One thing is very certain; no man could now stand up in that district under such a vote.

    "At the appointed time I was at his house, having told our conversation to every crowd I had met, and to every man I stayed all night with, and I found that it gave the people an interest and a confidence in me stronger than I had ever seen manifested before. Though I was considerably fatigued when I reached his house, and, under ordinary circumstances, should have gone early to bed, I kept up until midnight, talking about the principles and affairs of government, and got more real, true knowledge of them than I had got all my life before. I have known and seen much of him since, for I respect him --- no, that is not the word --- I reverence and love him more than any living man, and I go to see him two or three times a year; and I will tell you sir, if everyone who professes to be a Christian, lived and acted and enjoyed it as he does, the religion of Christ would take the world by storm.

    "But to return to my story. The next morning we went to the barbecue, and, to my surprise, found about a thousand men there. I met a good many whom I had not known before, and they and my friend introduced me around until I had got pretty well acquainted --- at least, they all knew me. In due time notice was given that I would speak to them. They gathered up around a stand that had been erected. I opened my speech by saying:

    "Fellow-citizens --- I present myself before you today feeling like a new man. My eyes have lately been opened to truths which ignorance or prejudice, or both, had heretofore hidden from my view. I feel that I can today offer you the ability to render you more valuable service than I have ever been able to render before. I am here today more for the purpose of acknowledging my error than to seek your votes. That I should make this acknowledgment is due to myself as well as to you. Whether you will vote for me is a matter for your consideration only.

    "I went on to tell them about the fire and my vote for the appropriation and then told them why I was satisfied it was wrong. I closed by saying:

    "And now, fellow-citizens, it remains only for me to tell you that the most of the speech you have listened to with so much interest was simply a repetition of the arguments by which your neighbor, Mr. Bunce, convinced me of my error.

    "It is the best speech I ever made in my life, but he is entitled to the credit for it. And now I hope he is satisfied with his convert and that he will get up here and tell you so.

    "He came upon the stand and said: " 'Fellow-citizens --- It affords me great pleasure to comply with the request of Colonel Crockett. I have always considered him a thoroughly honest man and I am satisfied that he will faithfully perform all that he has promised you today.'

    "He went down, and there went up from that crowd such a shout for Davy Crockett as his name never called forth before.

    "I am not much given to tears, but I was taken with a choking then and felt some big drops rolling down my cheeks. And I tell you now that the remembrance of those few words spoken by such a man, and the honest, hearty shout they produced, is worth more to me than all the reputation I have ever made, or shall ever make, as a member of Congress.

    "Now, sir," concluded Crockett, "you know why I made that speech yesterday. There is one thing now to which I wish to call to your attention. You remember that I proposed to give a week's pay. There are in that House many very wealthy men --- men who think nothing of spending a week's pay, or a dozen of them, for a dinner or a wine party when they have something to accomplish by it. Some of those same men made beautiful speeches upon the great debt of gratitude which the country owed the deceased --- a debt which could not be paid by money --- and the insignificance and worthlessness of money, particularly so insignificance a sum as $10,000, when weighed against the honor of the nation. Yet not one of them responded to my proposition. Money with them is nothing but trash when it is come out of the people. But it is the one great thing for which most of them are striving, and many of them sacrifice honor, integrity, and justice to obtain it." David Crockett was born August 17, 1786 at Limestone (Greene County), Tennessee. He died March 06, 1836 as one of the brave Southerners defending the Alamo.

    Crockett had settled in Franklin County, Tennessee in 1811. He served in the Creek War under Andrew Jackson. In 1821 and 1823 he was elected to the Tennessee legislature. In 1826 and 1828, he was elected to Congress. He was defeated in 1830 for his outspoken opposition to President Jackson's Indian Bill - but was elected again in 1832.

    In Washington, although his eccentricities of dress and manner excited comment, he was always popular on account of his shrewd common sense and homely wit; although generally favoring Jackson's policy, he was entirely independent and refused to vote to please any party leader.

    At the end of the congressional term, he joined the Texans in the war against Mexico, and in 1836 was one of the roughly 180 men who died defending the Alamo. Tradition has it that Crockett was one of only six survivors after the Mexicans took the fort, and that he and the others were taken out and executed by firing squad.

    The spirit of Horatio Bunce and Davy Crockett needs to be resurrected from the dead.

  • Why a return to federalism must include repeal of the 17th Amendment

    12/13/2014 4:15:11 PM PST · 38 of 86
    MosesKnows to SleeperCatcher
    repeal of the 17th Amendment

    Repeal the 17th Amendment or disband the Senate. We don't need both, one or the other is not necessary.

  • Five items Congress deleted from Madison’s original Bill of Rights

    12/10/2014 5:23:41 PM PST · 53 of 53
    MosesKnows to yarddog
    The 10th amendment is now treated as if it says the opposite of what it does

    That is also the positive side of the issue.

    What matters most are the meanings of the words ratified in the Constitution? Whatever meaning someone is able to wring out of those words is irrelevant compared to the actual meaning.

    By example the words of the 10th Amendment have not changed since ratified.

    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

    Reading that in concert with the entire Constitution it is clear that in today’s vernacular those words mean … and in case we forgot anything you can’t do that either.

    Therein is the power of the words; they remain. As long as the words are there, every citizen has the right, nay, the obligation to elect representatives who honor their oath to the Constitution.

    The words are all we have left. Never accept any form of the words other than the one intended.

    "On every question of construction [of the Constitution], let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invent against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed." - Thomas Jefferson

  • TX: What a Difference a Gun Makes

    12/09/2014 5:33:45 AM PST · 6 of 20
    MosesKnows to marktwain
    guns probably do not decrease crime

    The correct use of the word probably allows one to correctly state
    guns probably do not decrease crime.

    Probably means … likely but not certain.

  • Study: Gov't Profits More From Wal-Mart Sales Than Wal-Mart Does

    12/03/2014 4:34:57 PM PST · 24 of 37
    MosesKnows to Rusty0604
    average big-box stores such as Wal-Mart earn only $3.10 in profit for every $100 in sales

    I see from many responses that many do not understand business.

    Regardless of where the money came from the average profit for every $100 spent is $3.10. The point is that governments receive more in taxes from that $100 than Wal-Mart receives in profits.

    If you were to check on gasoline tax you will discover that the governments also receives a greater portion of the $100 than the oil companies, the refineries, or retail pumps.

  • Chevy Colorado beats F-150 for Truck of the Year

    12/03/2014 7:41:24 AM PST · 88 of 126
    MosesKnows to ilovesarah2012
    Motor Trend's 2015 Truck of the Year award

    BTW ... Obama won a Nobel Peace Prize.

  • Get Out the Vote: So the Illusion of Democracy Will Live On-Part I (Screed of the Day)

    12/03/2014 6:50:51 AM PST · 12 of 12
    MosesKnows to henkster
    they still came up with the result that Bush won

    I'm glad you brought this up. The New York Times was not the only media source who conducted their own recount and discovered the vote count elected Bush.

  • Get Out the Vote: So the Illusion of Democracy Will Live On-Part I (Screed of the Day)

    11/29/2014 7:05:17 AM PST · 8 of 12
    MosesKnows to 2ndDivisionVet
    Antonin Scalia handed the White House to Bush

    That one line is evidence of the lack of intellect employed in writing this article.

    The Unites States Supreme Court ruled that only the vote count could determine the election outcome. This article will appeal to the dogma low information gullible people subscribe to.

    (“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Mark Twain)

  • White teen killed by black cop in Alabama mirrors Ferguson

    11/29/2014 6:30:48 AM PST · 24 of 27
    MosesKnows to Ray76
    the officer acted in self-defense

    Who published the officer's address and family history?

  • British F-35B Begins Weapons Testing in the US

    11/28/2014 8:40:36 AM PST · 4 of 5
    MosesKnows to sukhoi-30mki
    F-35B Begins Weapons Testing

    A curious observation.

    The Naval Air Station at Pax River is home to the Naval Air Warfare Center - Aircraft Division.

    The Naval Air Warfare Center - Weapons Division is located in China Lake, CA.

    The tests conducted at Pax River are test of the aircraft, not a test of the weapons.

  • The Strange Case of Ferguson Witness 40

    11/28/2014 8:20:27 AM PST · 27 of 37
    MosesKnows to Gay State Conservative
    fully,or even partially,rational person

    Is it unusual for a person under the influence of an illegal substance to act irrationally?

  • Thank a White Male

    11/27/2014 6:32:25 AM PST · 17 of 32
    MosesKnows to Crazieman
    This article is racist

    Write an article that isn't racist to make your point?

    Would it be sexist if it was titled "Thanks, Christian White Men"?

  • Scientist ‘Terrified’ About Experiments He Himself Created to Curb Global Warming

    11/26/2014 1:42:52 PM PST · 18 of 39
    MosesKnows to who_would_fardels_bear
    What will happen if we mess with Mother Nature...

    If you wish to amuse God, first tell him of your plans.

  • RAW COURAGE: Papa John’s Female Manager Defends Store From Looters With Bare Hands (Video)

    11/26/2014 5:37:29 AM PST · 43 of 48
    MosesKnows to doc1019
    Instead of filming, why wasn’t the photographer (Victor Maggio) jumping in to help her?

    I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations of those who were much inferior in understanding to the person who took the lead in the matter. Edmund Burke

  • What is "Sin"? (Vanity)

    11/23/2014 10:42:03 AM PST · 65 of 101
    MosesKnows to tired&retired
    Our sin blocks us from experiencing God

    Therein lays the problem with Christian churches today. Nothing in the New Testament scriptures supports such nonsense. Jesus dealt with the sin problem over 2,000 years ago.