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  • Draining the Swamp is Messy. Good Sunday Reading !!

    05/31/2017 7:18:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Email | Michael Master
    By Michael Master (author of Save America Now, Rules for Conservatives, The Birth Famine) Our home is in a community of 2,000 homes located on the inter-coastal in North Carolina. Everything lives here. Alligators. Water moccasins. Rattle snakes. Sea hawks. Egrets. Giant blue heron. Mosquitoes! blood sucking mosquitoes. We've watched from our back porch as dolphins chased sail boats and motor boats up the inter-coastal and watched the moon rise over the ocean to cast its glow over the inter-coastal. When the community decided to drain the swamp in the center of the community, it was a big deal. Draining...
  • Why Leftists Love Unaccountable International Regimes - And Why We Should Be Wary

    06/26/2016 5:49:38 PM PDT · by walford · 4 replies
    Free Republic | 06/26/2016 | walford
    In the context of the recent "Brexit" referendum in the UK, the following is a discussion as to why the Left is so fond of unaccountable international organizations -- and why we should therefore be wary. "[Anxiety about the economy, terrorism and mass migration are providing] fertile terrain for reactionary politicians and demagogues peddling xenophobia, nationalism and isolationism." - US Vice-President Joe Biden***Obama Says Brexit Vote Reflects Fears of Globalization *** "People are waking up to realize that, look, this is potentially a misguided protest vote, but it is a protest vote, and politics is not working for a lot...
  • Massachusetts gun permit essay rule to buy a gun

    01/26/2016 8:49:11 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 27 replies
    A new Massachusetts gun permit essay rule has Second Amendment supporters seeing red. Gun owners in the state must now write an essay which will be “graded” for approval by the police chief before a carry permit can be issued. A hefty firearms training price tag up to $1,100 will also be levied against those attempting to exercise their right to bear arms in the city of Lowell. Lowell, Massachusetts, is located about 35 miles north of Boston and is home to some 110,000 people. The gun essay law was the brainchild of Police Chief William Taylor and approved by...
  • Help with my essay on the "right to revolution"?

    10/25/2015 11:00:06 AM PDT · by Politicalkiddo · 100 replies
    So I am writing a paper for my PoliSci class on the "right of revolution" and I plan to use John Locke's writings as my main supporting evidence. My professor, however, wants me to find a specific someone who was/is against the idea of people having the right to revolution, and I cannot find anyone specific. I keep finding vague answers about monarchs, but no one who has actually spoken/written out against the idea. Any suggestions? :) Thank you!
  • Bernie Sanders Essay: Women Fantasize on 'Being Raped by 3 Men Simultaneously'

    05/28/2015 9:19:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/28/15 | Tim Graham
    Dan Joseph at our MRCTV website reports that Mother Jones dropped a little bomb on the Bernie Sanders campaign: an essay that Sanders wrote in February 1972 about the typical rape fantasies of men and women. In an article entitled "Man -- And Woman," published in an alternative newspaper called the Vermont Freeman, Sanders spun his theories: "A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy," wrote Sanders. "A woman on her knees. A woman tied up. A woman abused." Sanders didn't specify as to how he had gained such a deep understanding of the male psyche. In terms of...
  • The Schnitzel Republic

    04/18/2015 10:47:49 AM PDT · by Auslander154 · 12 replies
    I thought I might inform the German Freepers about a web-blog called The Schnitzel Republic. It is the closest I've come to finding a Free Republic in Germany. It is run by an American military retiree who now resides in Wiesbaden. It is primarily an essay site of his random thoughts on current events going on in Germany. He is also a bit of a history buff. One can post comments, but there is very little activity on his site unfortunately. But it is informative to get his perspective on German and EU events. It is a good place...
  • Soon, Within the Lives of Most of You, the American Dream Will Slip Away.

    11/23/2014 7:14:06 AM PST · by nathanbedford · 78 replies
    Vanity ^ | November 23, 2014 | Nathan Bedford
    Soon, within the lives of most of you, the American dream will slip away. If we accept that demographics in national presidential elections are increasingly running against Republicans and even more against conservatives, we must assume that the norm will be left-leaning Presidents. Looking beyond the 2014 election and the 2016 election as well, as demographics continue to run against us, the Senate will also increasingly trend left. However, the hold by Republicans and conservatives in the House of Representatives looks to be solid for some years to come, primarily because Republicans dominate state legislatures and draw district lines. Regardless...
  • Citizen versus citizen

    11/19/2014 5:12:10 PM PST · by djf · 6 replies
    We have all heard that America is "One nation, under God..." and tend to believe it. Benjamin Franklin was asked when he emerged from the Constitutional debates what was the outcome... Franklin, always curt and concise, replied "A Republic - if you can keep it" Franklin didn't mention anything about democracies or the will of the people or anything else. The United States Constitution was a blueprint for that republic. It functioned well for almost one hundred years. Functioned "well for almost one hundred years"? you ask. What the hell has gone on for the last hundred or so...
  • Here's The College Essay That Got A High School Senior Into Every Ivy League School

    04/02/2014 9:37:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/02/2014 | Peter Jacobs
    Last week, high school senior Kwasi Enin found out he had been accepted to every college he applied to including all eight Ivy League schools. How did Enin pull off this impressive feat? The Long Island student scored a 2250 on his SAT, had taken 11 AP courses, and was in the top 2% of his graduating class, but that doesn't necessarily show him fully as an applicant. The answer could be in his college application essay, which The New York Post published today.
  • Essay by a teacher in a black high school

    07/28/2013 8:41:41 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 191 replies
    Honda Tech ^ | July 6, 2013 | Unknown
    <p>The truth is usually a tough thing to accept, so I understand if this is flagged. It would be a cowardly thing to do, but I understand it. Some people just ignore unpleasant truths. However, if you think ignoring the problem, or trying to censor the truth, will help our black children improve, you're dreaming. This is important, so I'm happy to repost - indefinitely if necessary.</p>
  • Saul Alinsky: The activist who terrifies the right (Vetting Hussein? Link to his 1988 essay)

    02/08/2012 4:40:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Salon ^ | 2/07/12 | Thomas J Sugrue
    Saul Alinsky: The activist who terrifies the rightNewt and other conservatives are obsessed with tying Obama to Saul Alinsky. Here's where their hatred comes from By Thomas J Sugrue Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012 8:00 AM 18:51:25 EST **SNIP** By his own admission, Obama had a rough time being a community organizer. Sometimes I called a meeting, and nobody showed up, he recalled. **SNIP** For his part, Alinsky, who died in 1972, never had much patience for elected officials: Change would not come from top-down leadership, but rather from pressure from below. In his view, politicians took the path of least...
  • A Must-Read Essay By Israeli Physicist Haim Harari on the Arab Spring and Barack Obamas Incoherent

    11/30/2011 6:30:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 11/30/11 | Joel B. Pollak
    Israeli physicist Dr. Haim Harari, former president of Israels world-renowned Weizmann Institute of Science, recently laid forth an analysis of the Arab Spring and its aftermath that is a must-read as Egyptians elect a new government this week. Harari points out that the only stable and powerful political forces in most Arab countries are the military and the Islamist movements, with some tribal forces playing a role in certain Arab states. The outlook for true liberal democracywith individual rights, respect for opposition, and checks and balances of poweris therefore grim, Harari concludes. In addition, Harari offers an analysis of the...
  • The Shadow Scholar The man who writes your students' papers tells his story

    You've never heard of me, but there's a good chance that you've read some of my work. I'm a hired gun, a doctor of everything, an academic mercenary. My customers are your students. I promise you that. Somebody in your classroom uses a service that you can't detect, that you can't defend against, that you may not even know exists. I work at an online company that generates tens of thousands of dollars a month by creating original essays based on specific instructions provided by cheating students. I've worked there full time since 2004. On any day of the academic...
  • Elena Kagan Attacked Pro-Life Advocates in 1980 Essay

    05/11/2010 9:55:02 AM PDT · by julieee · 9 replies · 742+ views ^ | May 11, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Elena Kagan Attacked Pro-Life Advocates in 1980 Essay Washington, DC -- An essay that Obama Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan wrote in 1980 has been unearthed and it provides some insight into her view of pro-life advocates. The article she wrote for the Daily Princetonian a week after Ronald Reagans victory in the 1980 election has Kagan disparaging pro-life advocates.
  • Girl refuses to write devil essay

    02/24/2010 10:56:49 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 100 replies · 2,086+ views
    upi ^ | Feb. 23, 2010
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.- A North Carolina high school student said she was willing to sacrifice her honor roll grades to avoid writing an essay contrary to her Christian beliefs. Tieanna Trough, a student at Gray's Creek High School in Fayetteville, said her English class was instructed to write essays on making deals with the devil as part of a curriculum studying Washington Irving's short story "The Devil and Tom Walker," WTVD-TV, Durham/Raleigh, reported Tuesday. Trough said her faith bars her from writing about deals with the devil. "I believe you don't write about how to sell your soul to the devil,"...
  • Decline Is a Choice-The New Liberalism and the end of American ascendancy.

    10/09/2009 9:54:30 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 26 replies · 1,511+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/19/2009 | Charles Krauthammer
    Decline Is a Choice The New Liberalism and the end of American ascendancy. by Charles Krauthammer 10/19/2009, Volume 015, Issue 05 The weathervanes of conventional wisdom are registering another round of angst about America in decline. New theories, old slogans: Imperial overstretch. The Asian awakening. The post-American world. Inexorable forces beyond our control bringing the inevitable humbling of the world hegemon. On the other side of this debate are a few--notably Josef Joffe in a recent essay in Foreign Affairs--who resist the current fashion and insist that America remains the indispensable power. They note that declinist predictions are cyclical, that...
  • Lindsay Hull's essay nets praise from First Lady (essay on hate)

    08/24/2009 1:12:38 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 11 replies · 1,155+ views
    San Pedro Valley News-Sun ^ | August 18, 2009 | Thelma Grimes
    High School junior Lindsay Hull said she was amazed and honored to receive a signed letter from First Lady Michelle Obama recently, congratulating her on an award-winning essay about Martin Luther King Jr. Hull wrote the essay last spring, and won $50 for it, but she said she never thought it would get even more attention. Since then, St. David resident Naomi Comeau said she found the essay to be moving, and being a former member of the NAACP, she sent the essay and photo of Hull that was printed in the April 8 edition of the San Pedro Valley...
  • Do the People really establish their government or ...

    08/02/2009 7:05:19 AM PDT · by Rurudyne · 69 replies · 2,037+ views
    Do We the People really establish our government or is the government 'self-establishing'? Let me explain the basis for the question. The 10th Amendment is an interesting article because of more than just the fact that it advances the idea of delegated powers. Certainly it reserves any powers not so delegated to the several States excepting those few expressly forbidden to the States in the federal Constitution. Most of the time when people talk about the 10th Amendment this is as far as it goes where their presented logics are concerned and they essentially fail to address the full...
  • Writing an essay on Buyer's Ethics, need help

    03/31/2009 1:10:43 PM PDT · by Kinzkey · 41 replies · 771+ views
    31 Mar 09 | Kinzkey
    I've have been assigned by my college English teacher to write a 4 page essay on the Ethics of Buying, following MLA standards. I know this is something really dumb and already rigged, but I would like to know how to approach writing such a thing, keep it conservative, and still not royally tick off my liberal English teacher. Any sources that could be recommended would be appreciated as well.
  • The Religion of Peace - Testing Tolerances Worldwide.

    12/12/2008 3:19:33 PM PST · by drgnwrks · 5 replies · 454+ views ^ | 12 DEC 2008 | drgnwrks
    The Religion of Peace. Muslim organizations keep insisting that Islam is a religion of peace. This has oft been repeated immediatly following some atrocity in which ten, hundreds, and in a few cases, thousands of people whom have literally nothing to do with any of this have been removed from the planet, at least in living form. It is so oft repeated that it bears considering that the Religion of Peace is not very peaceful. In fact could be called the Religion of Death and still be 100% factual. The term Religion of Peace is no longer believable in even...