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  • Conservative pundits/Republic vs. Democracy.

    12/10/2010 8:21:48 AM PST · by Havoc Cry · 2 replies
    Personal | 12/10/2010 | Havoc Cry
    The ultimate goal of the left has always been to move our country away from a constitutional republic based on the tenets of the protection of individual rights and personal liberties toward a socialist democracy based on the tenets of collectivism, interdependence and “civil liberties”. Pretty much every point of contention between the left and the right in our country boils down to this basic argument. I bring this up because lately I have noticed many conservative talking heads on the radio, internet and TV referring to the United States of America as a democracy, and in some cases, actually...
  • Republic or democracy?

    12/10/2010 6:39:40 AM PST · by Havoc Cry · 8 replies
    Personal | 12/10/2010 | Havoc Cry
    The ultimate goal of the left has always been to move our country away from a constitutional republic based on the tenets of the protection of individual rights and personal liberties toward a socialist democracy based on the tenets of collectivism, interdependence and “civil liberties”. Pretty much every point of contention between the left and the right in our country boils down to this basic argument. I bring this up because lately I have noticed many conservative talking heads on the radio, internet and TV referring to the United States of America as a democracy, and in some cases, actually...
  • That Turkey Is Marxist

    11/25/2010 5:07:03 PM PST · by GladesGuru · 9 replies
    November 23, 2005 | Jan Michael Jacobson
    THAT TURKEY IS MARXIST. EvergladesInstitute.org ^ | November 23, 2005 | Jan Michael Jacobson Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 8:46:38 PM by GladesGuru THAT TURKEY IS MARXIST. The first Thanksgiving was not at all what most Americans have been taught. The Indians didn’t make the difference between starvation and plenty for the Pilgrims in what they called ‘Ye Plimouth Colonie’. What really made the critical difference between that first year, which Governor Bradford called “The Starving Winter”, and the year of the first Thanksgiving? This critical factor lies at the heart of the American experiment in government. Yet virtually...
  • The Pilgrims’ Real Thanksgiving Lesson

    11/23/2010 4:56:55 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 2 replies
    The Independent Institute ^ | 11/25/04 | Benjamin Powell
    Feast and football. That’s what many of us think about at Thanksgiving. Most people identify the origin of the holiday with the Pilgrims’ first bountiful harvest. But few understand how the Pilgrims actually solved their chronic food shortages. Many people believe that after suffering through a severe winter, the Pilgrims’ food shortages were resolved the following spring when the Native Americans taught them to plant corn and a Thanksgiving celebration resulted. In fact, the pilgrims continued to face chronic food shortages for three years until the harvest of 1623. Bad weather or lack of farming knowledge did not cause the...
  • Top ten reasons why liberals are worse than conservatives

    10/16/2010 12:58:57 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 9 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Mainestategop
    I Came across a liberal article today that was steeped in total and utter ignorance "Top ten Reasons why liberals are better than conservatives." HAH! After two years of Obama and the Democrats, you must be blind not to see the fallacy of this statement. Add to this the trashing of our constitutional rights by Democrats for decades. With this in Mind, I decided to refute it with something of my own. Why Liberals are really WORSE than Conservatives. BTW, this guy claims to be centrist. He certainly is not. 10) Liberals prefer to be sensitive to the issues of...
  • Getting Out Of Uniform

    09/16/2010 9:52:35 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 16, 2010 | Kristin Theresa Jaroma
    Ron Miller, author of Sellout: Musings from Uncle Tom’s Porch, spoke at The Bloggers Briefing at the Heritage Foundation on September 14, 2010. “It seems to me that we are not allowing ourselves to embrace the concept of individual liberty,” Miller said, “and that is really at the heart of what makes us unique as Americans.” “Those [individual liberties and free enterprise] are things unique to America, and make us exceptional as a nation,” he stated. Further, Miller blasted what he calls the “collectivist mindset.” Miller notes that at least 88 percent of Black Americans vote Democratic. Taking a look...
  • If Obama were a muslim, would he let Michelle dress like that?

    09/09/2010 4:11:44 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 57 replies
    I think it's a fair question to ask. I too have taken notice that 'Obama is a muslim', some of the puzzle pieces fit. But not enough IMHO, it doesn't stand on it's own. Now, if you re ask the question as "Is Obama an appeaser of muslims" then all of the puzzle pieces fit, particularly that of radical liberation theology. There shouldn't be any questions that he believes that garbage. Obama is not a muslim, he is a believer in liberation. And that does stand on it's own.
  • The Not-So-Great Generation and the Vision That Dare Not Speak Its Name

    08/18/2010 1:59:21 AM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 8 replies
    American Digest ^ | August 15, 2010 | Vanderleun
    The Not-So-Great Generation and the Vision That Dare Not Speak Its Name "The unnamable vision always leads to the unspeakable crime." -- AD Commenter Gloria Daniel Henninger in a prophetic 2007 "Wonderland" column in The Wall Street Journal, Talking Ourselves Into Defeat , examined the pall of self-loathing that has settled over the American mind in the past decade. A self-loathing that has reached, for now, its apotheosis in those "Americans" that love the idea of an Islamic mosque at Ground Zero. For the most part, his estimate of the roots of this malaise is accurate, but one insight strikes...
  • Unemployment Benefits Great Stimulus to Economy Says Pelosi (satire)

    07/10/2010 1:33:43 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire | 10 July 2010 | John Semmens
    According to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif), persisting high rates of unemployment aren’t the bad news a lot of doomsayers contend. That is, as long as the unemployment checks keep coming. As Pelosi sees it, the spending of these checks by the unemployed is an underappreciated stimulus to the economy. “A working person is bogged down by having to spend up to 40 hours or more per week to get paid,” Pelosi pointed out. “Freed of this encumbrance, the recipient of unemployment benefits has many more hours to aggressively spend the money he or she receives. This robust demand is...
  • VIDEO: Obama: GOP Doesn't Believe Government Has Role In "Collective Challenges"

    06/02/2010 5:01:44 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 21 replies · 374+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 2, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    President Obama on GOP's opposition to him: "It's a belief that government has little or no role to play in helping this nation meet our collective challenges. It’s an agenda that basically offers two answers to every problem we face, more tax breaks for the wealthy and fewer rules for corporations."
  • Episode 22 of the Shrugging Out podcast: Memorial Day, They Died for Our Liberty (not Collectivism)

    06/01/2010 5:50:44 PM PDT · by Packer Pete · 73+ views
    me ^ | May 31, 2010 | PackerPete aka Shrugger
    An audio-only podcast, in honor of the blessed American military heroes who died to keep us free. We examine the oaths of service sworn to by millions of past and current soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and guardsmen. What did they swear to protect? Hint: It wasn't a king, or a person, or even a government. We listen to some timeless truths from the greatest president of modern times, Ronald Reagan. From his January 1981 inauguration, and from his speech at Pointe du Hoc on the 40th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. We consider the domestic enemies of liberty--the Collectivists among...
  • Obama Names Rationing Czar to Run Medicare

    05/26/2010 8:01:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies · 1,387+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2010 | Terry Jeffrey
    Dr. Donald Berwick of the Harvard Medical School does not like free enterprise, but he does like rationing. Two years ago, in England, he delivered a talk celebrating the 60th birthday of Great Britain's National Health Service, the bureaucracy that runs that nation's socialized medical system. He apparently entertained some fear that day that the Brits might turn back to free enterprise. So, in his address (as reprinted in the July 26, 2008, edition of the British Medical Journal), and as reported this week by Matt Cover of CNSNews.com, he offered British socialists some words of advice. "Please," he told...
  • Episode 20 of the Shrugging Out Podcast: What Have We Learned (about Shrugging Out)?

    05/25/2010 8:00:33 PM PDT · by Packer Pete · 11 replies · 231+ views
    me ^ | May 23, 2010 | PackerPete aka Shrugger
    A great show (and essay, in my humble opinion) in which we review the key topics covered in the prior 19 episodes: - Ayn Rand and her epic novel, “Atlas Shrugged”. - Collectivism, individualism, and the TRUE nature of man. - The flow of events—Short-term chaos, long-term trends. - Generational Dynamics: The most accurate model of historical cycles based on the flow of human generations. - The “crash” of 2008 was just a warning of what’s coming—and we haven’t heeded it. - Don’t bet your future on political change. - “Shrugging Out” combines the concepts of Atlas Shrugged and Modern...
  • Democrat Says Republicans ‘Unfit to Rule America’

    05/22/2010 10:43:40 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 54 replies · 1,184+ views
    One-term Representative Alan Grayson (D-Fla) argued against voters putting Republicans in the majority position in the upcoming November election because “Republicans don’t know how to govern.” “The right-wing in American politics is deluded by idealistic notions that individuals ought to be free to chart their own lives,” Grayson asserted. “The fact is most people haven’t the foggiest idea on how to run their own lives. So, if the government is just going to leave these people alone what good is it?” “The great benefit of government is that it can give most people more than they deserve,” Grayson contended. “It...
  • Who’s to Blame When a Black Man Rapes a Woman?

    04/30/2010 5:34:12 AM PDT · by walford · 90 replies · 2,271+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Apr 29 2010 | Melissa Clouthier
    ...A criminal wouldn’t be a criminal if he were loved more and society supported him, therefore it’s society’s fault that he is committing the fill-in-the-blank crime.So who is to blame, then, when a black man rapes a woman? Would it be the rapist? No.What follows is the harrowing and cognitively dissonant account of a woman’s rape at the hands of a black man she considered a friend. Her name is Amanda Kijera and here is her story: Two weeks ago, on a Monday morning, I started to write what I thought was a very clever editorial about violence against women...
  • Episode 14 of The Shrugging Out Podcast: "Starving the Monkeys" by Tom Baugh

    05/01/2010 5:31:41 PM PDT · by Packer Pete · 6 replies · 277+ views
    Starving the Monkeys by Tom Baugh ^ | May 1, 2010 | PackerBoy
    "Starving the Monkeys" was written by Tom Baugh, self-described "former Marine, patented inventor, entrepreneur and professional irritant." It's the closest thing to the Shrugging Out philosophy that I've found yet (aside from Atlas Shrugged, of course). In this 10-minute videocast, recorded during my daily commute, as usual, I cover the key points in this challenging and occasionally disturbing book. If you're not motivated yet to start "shrugging out", read this book, and I think you will be. A note of thanks to Freepers: I've been amazed and humbled by how many people have watched and listened to my podcasts in...
  • Sebelius Says States Will Not Be Allowed to Opt-Out of the Health Care Law

    04/25/2010 9:59:27 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 52 replies · 1,363+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 24 April 2010 | John Semmens
    As state after state enacts measures to prohibit its citizens from being compelled to purchase health insurance, US Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Kathleen Sebelius vowed that “all such measures will be overruled by the supremacy of the national government.” Sebelius specifically rejected the argument that the Constitution’s Tenth Amendment reserves powers not delegated to the federal government to the states. “I think the ‘general welfare clause’ pretty much disposes of any contention that any state can object to any action Washington takes to promote the general welfare of the people,” Sebelius argued. “Congress and the President have...
  • Obama Administration to Cut Mortgage Payments for Unemployed

    03/28/2010 11:18:02 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies · 441+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 27 March 2010 | John Semmens
    The Obama administration announced it is cracking down on lenders who insist on being repaid for mortgage loans. Lenders will now be required to postpone or cancel repayment if the mortgage holder is unemployed. “The idea that a debt must be repaid no matter what is simplistic and outdated,” said US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Shaun Donovan. “It assumes that a person can and should be permitted to make his or her own financial decisions without reference to social conditions or the nation’s collective well-being.” Donovan defended the government’s intervention as “necessary to protect social justice. Just...
  • President Obama Aims to Restore People's 'Faith' in Government

    03/13/2010 2:48:31 PM PST · by John Semmens · 63 replies · 1,059+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 13 March 2010 | John Semmens
    President Obama contends that Americans have acquired a distrust in government that “endangers the future of the country.” He vowed to “do whatever it takes to reverse this trend and restore the kind of faith in government we saw during World War II.” “During World War II, every American was joined in a common purpose,” Obama said. “Everyone did their part. Everyone had faith that following the leadership of the Roosevelt Administration would be best for all. There wasn’t all this quibbling over individual rights and personal prerogatives.” The President acknowledged that “the scope of government control during the war...
  • Collectivist Wonders, “Should I Sacrifice My Child For the Greater Good?”

    03/10/2010 12:24:55 PM PST · by Bodhi1 · 18 replies · 609+ views
    All American Blogger ^ | 3-10-10 | Duane Lester
    Here's one of those peeks inside the mind of a true believer, a follower of Marx, whether they realize it or not. Even though this parent feels she is doing what is best for his child, she wonders if she shouldn't sacrifice her child's education for the greater good.Not my words...hers: My family lives on the west side of Los Angeles. I face the same choice as many urban families: Will the kids attend public or private schools? Should one minimize opportunities for one's own child in service to the greater good? In our desire to protect our children physically...