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  • Christianity - Good for past, present and future societies!

    07/02/2020 7:29:50 AM PDT · by Teleios Research · 1 replies
    Teleios ^ | Teleios
    Christianity is the foundation of Western Society. However, many in political and academic arenas deny the historical and current benefits of Christianity. We recently examined the histories of European tribes in the early Middle Ages, from 300 years before to 300 years after conversion to Christianity. Our analysis discovered marked statistical improvements in tribal society measures following conversion to Christianity. Following Christianization, tribal-based populations developed more organized, peaceful, compassionate, and just societies. These early medieval countries, while underdeveloped by today’s standards, laid the groundwork for the constitutional democracies that many enjoy today which provide for economic advancement and judicial fairness...
  • The Daily Show: Democracy in the United States has failed. And America knows that when a country needs democracy, you invade it. That's why we're calling on Canada to invade the United States and restore democracy.

    06/12/2020 9:04:26 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 11, 2020 | The Daily Show
    Democracy in the United States has failed. And America knows that when a country needs democracy, you invade it. That's why we're calling on Canada to invade the United States and restore democracy. Sign the petition: http://dailyshow.com/InvadeUs
  • Governments Around The World Decry Beijing’s Move to Tighten Grip Over Hong Kong

    05/22/2020 5:31:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/22/2020 | Cathy He
    Governments around the world have decried the Chinese regime’s proposed national security law for Hong Kong, a move seen as a major blow to the city’s autonomy. The UK, Australia, and Canada in a joint statement on Friday said they were “deeply concerned” by the plans. The regime’s rubber-stamp parliament is set to pass a law, bypassing Hong Kong’s legislature, to ban “treason, secession, sedition, and subversion.” The legislation could also see the regime’s securities agencies set up bases in the city. “Making such a law on Hong Kong’s behalf without the direct participation of its people, legislature or judiciary...
  • Getting the balance right between freedom of thought and the disciplines we need.

    04/28/2020 2:48:37 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 8 replies
    People who hate freedom were much too hard on Donald Trump for his disinfectant comment. He was wondering out loud if the corona-killing properties of disinfectants could be used medically. He could have phrased it better. But in the current climate thinking outside the square should be encouraged not ridiculed. Who agrees? Is it possible that Corona-virus is God’s way of a human cull in an over populated world? You can see a little more from me on these questions here: https://freedom-demokrasi-and-civilised-humanity.com/2020/04/29/obeying-the-law-but-staying-free-to-be-as-smart-as-we-can/
  • Is Trump a great innovator in democratic leadership? How well are his methods working now in the crisis of the pandemic?

    04/11/2020 3:41:42 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 30 replies
    I believe that getting herd immunity as quickly as possible is the best path for nations which wish to survive Coronavirus and prosper. The personal credentials I bring to this are 3 decades as a health care professional and amateur work as a creative artist (including at Douglas MacArthur’s waterhole in Morotai, Indonesia) dealing with themes of nationhood, WW2 and freedom. But I don’t think what I know gives me a lock on what to do in this unprecedented situation. I am not God. Just one guy putting out my point of view. 2 relevant fundamental beliefs I hold are...
  • Wisconsin voters forced to choose between health, democracy (Sanders wins?)

    04/08/2020 1:25:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    AP 'News' ^ | 4/08/20 | Steve Peoples, Scott Bauer
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - If Wisconsin was a test case for voting in the age of coronavirus, it did not go well for many voters. Thousands were forced to congregate for hours in long lines on Tuesday with no protective gear. Thousands more stayed home, unwilling to risk their health and unable to be counted because requested absentee ballots never arrived. Voters reported being afraid, angry and embarrassed by the state’s unwillingness to postpone their presidential primary elections as more than a dozen other states have already done. Neither Joe Biden nor Bernie Sanders will be declared a winner at...
  • The Two Middle Classes

    03/01/2020 4:39:50 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 20 replies
    Quillette ^ | February 27, 2020 | Joel Kotkin
    Politicians across the Western world like to speak fondly of the “middle class” as if it is one large constituency with common interests and aspirations. But, as Karl Marx observed, the middle class has always been divided by sources of wealth and worldview. Today, it is split into two distinct, and often opposing, middle classes. First there is the yeomanry or the traditional middle class, which consists of small business owners, minor landowners, craftspeople, and artisans, or what we would define historically as the bourgeoisie, or the old French Third Estate, deeply embedded in the private economy. The other middle...
  • A men's rights awareness film from Douglas MacArthur's waterhole.

    02/29/2020 4:57:14 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 8 replies
    How many different ways have the idiots of The Left found to ruin men's lives in the modern world? Australia has recently: A. Put its 2nd highest ranking catholic ever into gaol for five years on a pedophilia conviction based on the shaky testimony of one alleged victim, when the other alleged victim denied he had been abused. The abuse is supposed to have happened on a Sunday shortly after mass in a busy cathedral in a room with an open door. B. Sacked its best player in the Rugby Union football code thereby preventing him from competing in a...
  • Today’s Political Mob Has Consequences, Veteran Jurist Warns

    02/26/2020 5:27:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 25, 2020 | Fred Lucas
    Retired federal judge Janice Rogers Brown warned Tuesday about the perils of the mob that views politics as all important and ignores objective truth. President Donald Trump has had to contend with a fired-up “resistance” of political opposition that will not recognize his presidency as legitimate, Brown suggested. “Prior to the 2016 election, America had a cherished tradition of peacefully transferring power. No riots in the streets. No military coups. George Washington himself set the standard,” Brown said. “However, we now know elections have consequences only when the correct candidate is elected.” Brown, who served on the U.S. Court of...
  • An American Dream under the Constitution in Crisis

    02/23/2020 5:23:56 AM PST · by Jumper · 12 replies
    self | 2-23-2020 | jumper
    Why are we seeing in every State and Primary a Crisis of Competency concerning the voting primary season… and the previous presidential elections? There is a growing concern throughout the Nation that we are lapsing into an irreversible third world status of competency.
  • You still hear the people sing: Les Mis protest anthem blazes from France to China

    02/14/2020 9:39:53 PM PST · by blueplum · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 13 Feb 2020 | David Jays
    The defiant lyrics to the classic Les Misérables track are reverberating through uprisings in Hong Kong and China I t has soared during an airport sit-in, united street protests and drowned out the Chinese national anthem at a school assembly. Do You Hear the People Sing?, the defiant chorus from the musical Les Misérables, has become a song of protest in Hong Kong and, more recently, mainland China. Explicit references to Li Wenliang, the Wuhan doctor censured for his warnings about the coronavirus outbreak, and to Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, are stamped upon – but lines from the song slip...
  • Buttigieg Threatens Senators [semi-satire]

    02/10/2020 8:51:21 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Feb 2020 | John Semmens
    Bolstered by news that he was the choice of 26% of Iowa Democrats in this week's presidential nomination caucus, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg struck a "no tolerance for congressional defiance" stance and vowed to "land Air Force One in the backyard of anyone of them who opposes my policies" during an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo. Oddly, the Mayor characterized his approach as "the very essence of what democracy is all about. The President is the elected leader of all of America. Senators and Representatives are elected by much smaller constituencies. We cannot allow these smaller constituencies to...
  • Walter Williams: America Isn't a Democracy. In Fact, the Founders Feared Democracy

    02/09/2020 4:37:36 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 55 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 28, 2020 | Walter E. Williams
    During President Donald J. Trump's impeachment trial, we'll hear a lot of talk about our rules for governing. One frequent claim is that our nation is a democracy. If we've become a democracy, it would represent a deep betrayal of our founders, who saw democracy as another form of tyranny. In fact, the word democracy appears nowhere in our nation's two most fundamental documents, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. The founders laid the ground rules for a republic as written in the Constitution's Article IV, Section 4, which guarantees "to every State in this Union a Republican...
  • Democracy and Tyranny

    01/30/2020 4:22:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2020 | Walter E. Williams
    During President Donald J. Trump's impeachment trial, we'll hear a lot of talk about our rules for governing. One frequent claim is that our nation is a democracy. If we've become a democracy, it would represent a deep betrayal of our founders, who saw democracy as another form of tyranny. In fact, the word democracy appears nowhere in our nation's two most fundamental documents, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. The founders laid the ground rules for a republic as written in the Constitution's Article IV, Section 4, which guarantees "to every State in this Union a Republican...
  • Europe more divided on democracy than ever

    01/29/2020 10:10:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.29.2020 | Ben Knight
    There was a “growing divide between northern and southern Europe” when it comes to trust in democracy and a global increase in dissatisfaction with democracy, according to a report by the University of Cambridge’s Centre for the Future of Democracy. […] Though the study was not directly concerned with identifying causes, it noted that short-term crises, notably “economic shocks, corruption scandals, and policy crises,” had “an immediately observable effect upon average levels of civic dissatisfaction.” It also pointed to the 2008 financial crash and the refugee crisis of 2015 as factors in what the survey called “malaise.” “I do think...
  • Dissatisfaction with democracy 'at record high'

    01/29/2020 5:07:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    BBC News ^ | January 29, 2020 | By Sean Coughlan
    Dissatisfaction with democracy within developed countries is at its highest level in almost 25 years, according to University of Cambridge researchers. Academics have analysed what they say is the biggest global dataset on attitudes towards democracy, based on four million people in 3,500 surveys. The UK and the United States had particularly high levels of discontent. "Across the globe, democracy is in a state of malaise," report author Roberto Foa said. The study, from the University of Cambridge's Centre for the Future of Democracy, has tracked views on democracy since 1995 - with the figures for 2019 showing the proportion...
  • Pack the Union: A Proposal to Admit New States for the Purpose of Amending the Constitution to Ensure Equal Representation

    01/18/2020 9:11:02 AM PST · by GOP Congress · 41 replies
    Harvard Law Review ^ | 1/10/2020 | Harvard Law Review staff
    Pack the Union: A Proposal to Admit New States for the Purpose of Amending the Constitution to Ensure Equal Representation . . . Congress should pass legislation reducing the size of Washington, D.C., to an area encompassing only a few core federal buildings and then admit the rest of the District’s 127 neighborhoods as states. These states — which could be added with a simple congressional majority — would add enough votes in Congress to ratify four amendments: (1) a transfer of the Senate’s power to a body that represents citizens equally; (2) an expansion of the House so that...
  • Violent Anti-Regime Student Protests Erupts In Iran: "Death to the dictator!" (Video)

    01/11/2020 8:12:53 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 13 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 01.11.2020 | Natalie Dagenhardt
    Isn’t it amazing that the people who live in terror don’t want it, but people who don’t live in it, want all of us to live under it? Our democrat party. Let's not forget that we have friends in Iran too. Today an anti-regime protest erupted in Iran. Gaining momentum as the day goes by, the protests signal that the ‎Iranian people are sick and tired of the regime. Violence erupted on and near university campuses.
  • The Founders Feared Tyranny More Than Partisan Rancor: Because fierce division is a right and expectation in free societies

    12/24/2019 8:20:36 AM PST · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | December 24, 2019 | Bruce Thornton
    Maybe it’s the Christmas season, or maybe it’s the grotesquely rabid partisanship of the Democrat impeachment follies, but we’re hearing a lot of moaning and groaning about “partisan rancor” and what a threat it is to our “democracy.” But tyranny, not “partisan rancor,” is what we should fear, for freedom is the foundational good that our government was designed to protect. An example of this misunderstanding about partisanship can be found in some comments by a very smart political analyst. He writes that the “partisan bitterness that is dividing us into two warring camps . . . is the greatest...
  • Nadler: Trump ‘Committed Impeachable Offenses’ that ‘Threaten the Survival of Democracy Itself’

    12/05/2019 7:19:50 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/04/2019 | Ian Hanchett
    While speaking to reporters on Wednesday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) stated that President Trump’s actions meet the three-part test for impeachment that Nadler talked about in the past and argued that President Trump’s actions “threaten the survival of democracy itself and the integrity of free elections.” Nadler said, “[T]his situation meets all three tests. The president committed impeachable offenses. They were important impeachable offenses. They go to the heart of our constitutional republic. They threaten the survival of democracy itself and the integrity of free elections. And the majority of the people, and of the House, I...