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  • Why It’s Not Cool That Trump Wants The Constitution Interpreted The Way The Founding Fathers Did

    10/20/2016 1:38:27 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 87 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 10/19/2016 | Julia Craven
    WASHINGTON ― Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump advocated for a literal interpretation of the Constitution during the third, and final debate, on Wednesday. “The justices that I’m going to appoint will be pro-life, they will have a conservative vent,” Trump said in response to a question about how the Constitution should be interpreted. “They will be protecting the Second Amendment. They are great scholars in all cases ― and they’re people of tremendous respect. They will interpret the Constitution the way the founders wanted it interpreted.” That’s not cool. Here’s what was going on when the Constitution was written in...
  • Wisdom from statesman Daniel Webster

    10/19/2016 3:28:10 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 11 replies
    Good Reads ^ | 1800s | Daniel Webster
    “I apprehend no danger to our country from a foreign foe. Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence, I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men, and become the instruments of their own undoing. Make them intelligent, and they will be vigilant; give...
  • SF school board head calls for renaming slaveowner branded schools

    09/14/2016 9:23:36 AM PDT · by massmike · 31 replies ^ | 09/14/2016 | Michael Barba
    The head of San Francisco’s school board wants to strip the names of slaveholders off local public schools like George Washington High School, one of many schools in The City named after dead white men with “problematic” histories, he said Monday. Board of Education President Matt Haney is expected to introduce a resolution as early as next week encouraging schools in the San Francisco Unified School District that bear the names of men with questionable human rights legacies to consider proposing new monikers. Haney is hoping the school district can have more schools named after people of color, women and...
  • Natural Rights and Man-made Anti-rights Part 3

    09/09/2016 9:40:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 9/9/16 | Publius Huldah
    What happened to bring us where we are today – on the brink of social, moral, and financial collapse? We forgot the Principle set forth in our Declaration that the sole purpose of civil government is to secure our Natural God-given rights by protecting us from those who seek to take these rights away from us. We were seduced and deceived into believing that civil government should 1) Provide for our needs; and 2) Protect us from the risks and uncertainties of Life. The belief that government is responsible for all our needs is self-destructive. Historically, when this ideology has...
  • God-given Natural Rights, Man-made Anti-rights and why “Safety Nets” are Immoral Part 2

    09/04/2016 8:58:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 9/4/16 | Publius Huldah
    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” -The Declaration of Independence It is not the federal government’s job to secure ALL of our Natural Unalienable Rights, just those appropriate for a “federal” government. Other God-given rights are secured by state and local governments. How is the Natural Right to Life Secured?...
  • Like Trump, The Founding Fathers Weren't PERFECT EITHER!

    08/21/2016 1:30:52 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 14 replies
    VANITY | 8/21/2016 | Dick Bachert
    A few months ago, I wrote and posted a defense of Donald Trump entitled “Why Would We Elect as President a Guy Who...? In it, I attempted to point out that MANY of those we have elected to the White House (as well as the myriad men and women who occupy high positions) have been – like ALL of us – frail, flawed and fallen fellow human beings and, yes, sinners. My defense of Trump – but, more critically, the vital need to keep the most corrupt candidate to run for the office in my lifetime OUT of the White...
  • Donald J. Trump - "Citizen" Candidate

    07/22/2016 6:38:11 AM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 6 replies
    July 22, 2016 | self
    Donald J. Trump, "citizen" candidate, is being viewed as an "outsider" to the political class in Washington D.C. In reality, our founders, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson among other founders, were affluent plantation owners and capitalists. In this context, Trump has more in common with our founders, also "citizen" politicians, then any political class Republican presidential candidate since our founding.
  • Local Officials Must Protect Citizens from Federal Tyranny

    07/10/2016 9:15:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/10/16 | James Wilson
    Most world governments have historically given way to tyranny when allowed to seize too much control over their people. However, American citizens, accustomed to unprecedented freedom, will only endure a “long train of abuses” for so long. When the federal government behaves more like a king and master than a servant by plundering fundamental rights through unjust laws, decrees, or bureaucratic policies, it is the duty of state and local officials to stand against it. For this very reason, America’s Framers established the essential principle of “dual jurisdiction.” According to the 10th Amendment, the bulk of governmental authority is retained...
  • American Liberty: A 5000-Year Miracle Celebrates 240 Years

    07/08/2016 8:27:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/8/16 | Susan Frickey
    “We, the People . . .” are the three most powerful words in the history of world governments. It was the promise of a new way of self-governance; a profoundly unique experiment born of America’s 13 colonies and defended with the blood of Patriots. But today, battles rage among a divided people over an array of issues. At the center of the conflict is an oversized American government no longer bound by constitutional limits and retaining only a vague recollection of the finite powers delegated to it at the time of its creation. As Americans we should honor and celebrate...
  • Four Times the Declaration of Independence Mentions God, and Why It Matters

    07/04/2016 3:03:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 3, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    Many historians call the Founding Fathers "Deists," and many of them were not true Christians -- after all, Thomas Jefferson tore all the miracles out of the Gospels! But judging by the Declaration of Independence, our Founders were more religious than many think: our founding document mentions God no less than four times.This is not to say America was founded as an explicitly Christian nation -- the federal government has never had an established religion. But the Jewish and Christian understandings of God deeply influenced the founding generation, and that influence radiates from the Declaration of Independence.Here are the four...
  • “America: Still Worth Fighting For” Part 2

    06/24/2016 8:59:56 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/24/16 | KrisAnne Hall
    The key to victory, the key to the courage that brings victory is not simply fighting the fight, but KNOWING we fight a righteous battle for the One who gave us Liberty. Our founders were in a position to pledge their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor because they were firmly rooted in ALL the assurances of Liberty. Our founders knew that Liberty is a gift from God and those that stand for God’s gifts will be victorious through God’s promises. They firmly believed that living in tyranny was worse than dying for Liberty. Did these brave men and...
  • “America: Still Worth Fighting For” Part 1

    06/23/2016 8:54:31 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/23/16 | KrisAnne Hall
    Our contemporary American experience seems often Orwellian. We have a Congress that denies our Rights in the name of security. We have a president who not only writes laws with his pen, but is also in the habit of rewriting history to serve his political purposes. Many patriots have expended a great deal of energy this year in the fight to see our Liberty protected and America’s greatness restored. We are all well aware that there are still many struggles ahead and mountains yet to be conquered. But let us be reminded of a hope that is rooted firmly in...
  • The 28 Principles of Liberty our Founding Fathers used!

    06/19/2016 10:26:17 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 8 replies
    Link to You Tube Video. What's missing today!
  • Remembering Our Founding Fathers on Father's Day

    06/19/2016 10:23:15 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 9 replies
    IFB ^ | 6/19/16
    Today many in the United States are crying out to President Obama and Government (i.e., Washington D.C.) to do more and more to fix our national ills. The notion that Big Government has all our answers and the solutions we need in this very chaotic and unstable world is fairy tale. Our Founding Fathers wisely understood that the less power government possessed the better off we as Americans would be. Our Foundering Fathers fully comprehend that with the abandonment of Judeo/ Christian foundations and principles that our government would be transformed into an ever controlling monster with a tyrant as...
  • Louisiana lawmaker labels Declaration of Independence racist in debate

    05/28/2016 8:58:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | May 28, 2016
    The Declaration of Independence came under attack from an unlikely quarter—a state legislator. Louisiana lawmaker Barbara Norton (D-Shreveport), argued that America’s founding document was racist during debate on a bill requiring public school students in the state to recite the Declaration of Independence daily, Fox & Friends reported Saturday. “For the Declaration of Independence only Caucasians (were) free,” Norton, who is black, said Wednesday during the debate on the floor of the Louisiana House of Representatives. “And for you to bring a bill to require that our children will recite the Declaration of Independence I think it’s a little bit...
  • “Benjamin Franklin, an American Life”

    05/26/2016 9:14:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/26/16 | Ed Wood
    Sometimes the rigors of daily life just get too overwhelming, causing me to turn to other less stressful items of interest. So I am now reading, “Benjamin Franklin -- An American Life,” by famed biographer, Walter Isaacson. It is already an amazing story about an amazing man, and I am not half way through its 586 pages --- small type, no pictures! Benjamin Franklin: author, inventor, scientist, politician, raconteur. But he considered himself, first and foremost, to be a printer. And would generally sign his name, “Benjamin Franklin, printer.” For in that Colonial period, a printer was a person of...
  • "We the People," once America's sovereigns are now her subjects

    05/26/2016 8:56:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/26/16 | Doug Book
    "The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." Thomas Jefferson For more than a century, members of Washington DC's political ruling class have treated the American people--the true sovereigns of this nation--like subjects, useful only on Election Day and for the payment of unsustainable obligations. These self-anointed patricians have abused the authority of their office while dramatically expanding the size of a government whose power the Founders had sought to define and constrain....
  • Taking Sides: The Christian's Responsibility in Civic Affairs Part 3

    05/06/2016 8:51:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/6/16 | Kevin Kookogey
    This is the third in a series of essays on the duty of Christians in civic affairs, adapted from Kevin Kookogey’s weekly radio address and podcasts at Below we continue our examination of questions from listeners. 4. What are the potential dangers of mixing politics and Christianity? If by mixing politics and Christianity one means establishing a theocracy, then of course that would be a danger. But that is not what Christianity is. If you fear theocracy, then you should fear Islam, which advocates an unaccountable civil power imposing Sharia without the consent of the governed. Christianity, on the...
  • Federal Park Ranger Mocks Founders, Constitution ... While Leading Tour of Independence Hall!

    04/20/2016 7:05:39 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 5 replies
    PJ MEDIA ^ | 4 19 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    "The foundation of every state is the education of its youth."(Diogenes, Greek Philosopher, 412 323 BC) "All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." (Aristotle, Greek Philosopher, 384 322 BC) "What is being taught in the classroom today to the children will determine the course of the nation 25 years from now."(Lincoln) I'm betting this MORON came out of the government schools! I'm also betting that this nation is closer to the drain than at any time in my lifetime. "YOU'RE FIRED!" Thus sayeth...
  • Walter Williams: Attacking Our Nation's Founders

    04/11/2016 11:19:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 11, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    During Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign visit to Liberty University, he told the students that our nation was created on racist principles. Students at a Christian-based university, such as Liberty, do not often hear the founders-as-racists argument. But it is featured at many other universities, as well as primary and secondary schools. Most often, the hate-America teachings are centered on the fact that slavery is a part of our history. What is left untaught is: Slavery was a routine part of human history. Blacks were the last people to be enslaved. Plus, our Founding Fathers struggled mightily over the issue of...
  • April Fool from the Economist

    04/01/2016 6:11:24 AM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 3 replies
    The Economist ^ | April 1, 2016 | Economist Expresso
    Foolish Fathers: Trump spells it out Even if he shot someone on Fifth Avenue, Donald Trump once bragged, his followers would remain loyal. His appeal has indeed proved staggeringly resilient—until now. In a startling series of tweets (from Plyosa, Florida), Mr Trump attacked a group held even dearer than veterans or the disabled: America’s Founding Fathers. Instead of taking responsibility for states’ wartime debts, Alexander Hamilton “should have thrown ’em into a chapter!” John Adams was wrong to have defended British troops accused of the Boston massacre: “Waterboard the suckers!” Thomas Jefferson overpaid in the Louisiana Purchase (“Bad deal! Time...
  • Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death 241st Anniversary [Semi-Vanity]

    03/23/2016 2:34:00 PM PDT · by Idaho_Cowboy · 7 replies
    Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty ^ | March 23, 1775 | Patrick Henry
    NO man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope that it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen, if entertaining, as I do, opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely, and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it...
  • The States Created the Federal Government - Not the Other Way Around

    03/22/2016 9:21:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/22/16 | Michael Moon & Karen Lees
    For some time now, many have voiced the notion that federal law always trumps state law. According to the 9th and 10th Amendments, this is false. Numerous federal agencies have imposed unconstitutional regulations which carry the same impact and consequence as law. Many of these regulations limit our liberty and literally choke the life out of America’s small businesses. As Article VI, clause 2, states, “This constitution, and the laws of the United States, which shall be made IN PURSUANCE thereof…shall be the supreme law of the land.” Additionally, according to Article I § 1, only Congress can make law....
  • Our Forgotten Statesman (Happy Birthday, James Madison)

    03/16/2016 11:22:41 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 16 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 16 March 2016 | Walter Williams
    George Washington, our first president, is probably our greatest and most decent statesman. We celebrate Washington's Birthday each February. But March 16th marks the birthday of probably the second-most important and decent American, James Madison. Madison became our fourth president, but his presidency is not the chief source of his greatness. There would have been an entirely different America without Madison's enormous input and foresight at the contentious 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. There were 55 delegates to the convention. Like Madison, some had a formal college education, while others did not. From Madison's notes about the quality of the...
  • A Government of Fallible Men to Rule Fallible Men

    03/10/2016 6:24:12 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/10/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    Even the Founders, a grouping singular in the history of men concerning the brilliance of their intellects and the purity of their motives knew they couldn't trust themselves to form or maintain a government of fallible men to rule over fallible men In America today a debate rages concerning the legitimate role of government. Currently the Federal Government is controlled by a group of politicians who consider themselves the ideological descendants of the Progressive Movement. Beginning in the 1890s, the Progressives led by Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson championed the idea that it was time to progress past America’s old...
  • Why Alexander Hamilton Would Hate the GOP refusal to Consider a Scalia Successor (Barf)

    02/17/2016 5:53:31 PM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Newsweek ^ | February 17, 2016 | Kurt Eichenwald
    Americans no longer deserve America. The founders’ experiment in democracy, forged in blood and scholarship, has failed. There is no other way to interpret the obscene debate that has enveloped the country since the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Almost before Scalia’s body went cold, prominent Republicans rushed to social media, political events and television studios to proclaim that they would never vote to confirm any nominee submitted by President Obama to fill the Scalia’s vacancy. Their declaration stemmed from a bizarre, anti-Constitutional argument that a president should only be allowed to have any Supreme Court nomination confirmed...
  • Keys to Restoring Freedom

    02/08/2016 8:50:53 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/8/16 | Robert A. Marshall
    We must understand and return our government to the principles upon which our nation was built if we are to fight the current trend toward tyranny that is eroding our freedoms. In order to restore and maintain the constitutional republic established by America’s Founders, we must encourage today’s educators to teach the principles of liberty. The U.S. Constitution was, at its inception, built upon the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration is our national birth certificate and the principles embedded in it are the supporting pillars of our Constitution. Of primary importance among these principles is...
  • Nullification: Jefferson’s Rightful Remedy – Use It or Lose It

    12/13/2015 8:22:09 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/13/15 | Karen Lees
    Roman philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero observed, “No one was ever great without some portion of divine inspiration.” The greatness of our Constitution’s framers is evident in the document they created, which has successfully endured for 228 years – longer than that of any other nation. But today our Constitution, which serves as the foundation for our nation’s law, is routinely ignored or subjected to federal encroachment and judicial overreach at the state, local, and individual levels. Fortunately the framers wisely built-in a simple yet effective remedy to illegitimate laws and judicial encroachment, one which has been successfully used many times...
  • Continental Congress Thanksgiving Proclamation 1778

    11/25/2015 10:20:56 AM PST · by DaveyB · 4 replies
    Pilgim Hall ^ | 1778 | Continental Congress
    1778 By the United States in Congress assembled. A PROCLAMATION. It having pleased Almighty God, through the course of the present year, to bestow great and manifold mercies on the people of these United States; and it being the indispensable duty of all men gratefully to acknowledge their obligations to Him for benefits received: Resolved, That it be, and hereby is recommended to the legislative or executive authority of each of the said states, to appoint Wednesday, the 30th day of December next, to be observed as a day of public thanksgiving and praise, that all the people may, with...
  • The Ultimate Power: The People Themselves

    10/05/2015 10:02:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/5/15 | Karen Lees & Bill Norton & Mark Herr
    Of America’s founding architects, Thomas Jefferson is arguably one of the greatest minds and ardent defenders of liberty and the fundamental rights of man. Yet he was wise enough to recognize that he was not immune from the corrupting effects of governing power. Jefferson said, “If once they [the people] become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, judges and governors shall all become wolves … Cherish therefore the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. Do not be too severe upon their errors, but reclaim them by enlightening them.” From textbooks to...
  • You say you want a Revolution!

    09/12/2015 8:18:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/12/15 | Rod & Sherri Dodsworth
    Our governing system no longer serves its intended purpose, that being “to secure the blessings of liberty.” In fact, any casual read of the Constitution reveals our government’s wholesale departure from the genius of the Founders. Congress sloughs off or re-assigns its responsibility to craft legislation, determine spending, ratify treaties, oversee the executive branch and regulate the judicial. No longer content with rewriting statutes, SCOTUS increasingly elevates itself above God; its Obergefell v. Hodges ruling which assigned to homosexuals the fundamental right of marriage, is only the latest outrage among many. The decisions of Executive branch agencies mirror the demands...
  • Thoughts on Article V and the Second Amendment

    08/22/2015 10:01:22 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/22/15 | Rod & Sherri Dodsworth
    Article V of the Constitution is to the body of the nation what the Second Amendment is to our persons; both enshrine the right to self-defense. Their enumeration in the Constitution isn’t actually necessary, for both rights are derived from nature and nature’s God, existing long before the Constitution. They are thus unalienable, meaning we could not give them away if we wanted to. Still, it is hard to not regard both as bequests, as invaluable gifts from our Framers to every subsequent generation of Americans. Having pursued and ultimately failed at peacefully settling their differences with George III and...
  • $10 bill change rankles Hamilton descendant

    07/10/2015 11:11:42 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies ^ | 7-10-2015 | ap
    Columbus, Ohio (AP) • Doug Hamilton is just fine with plans to put a woman’s portrait on U.S. paper money, but he’d prefer that the Treasury Department leave the $10 bill alone — particularly the prominent visage of his great-great-great-great-great grandfather, Alexander Hamilton. The 10-spot is a source of family pride in Hamilton’s house in suburban Columbus, a dignified symbol of the historical importance of his ancestor, whose picture has been on it since 1929. So naturally, Hamilton started making some noise when he heard about the proposal that has Alexander Hamilton sharing the note with a deserving woman yet...
  • The Declaration of Independence Reminds us to Put Tyrants on Notice

    07/03/2015 1:52:37 PM PDT · by righttackle44 · 13 replies
    Action Institute Power Blog ^ | July 3, 2015 | Ray Nothstine
    Perhaps the most enduring legacy of the Declaration of Independence is that it sought to overturn the long abuses and powers of tyrants. It revealed the truth of self-government and that power is inherent in the people. In the second introduction of the document, Jefferson declared: …That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and...
  • Taking Our Country Back, Part 1

    04/26/2015 10:05:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/26/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    During the past weeks I have written about some of the challenges which face the United States (4 parts). I admit that much of it presents a dismal picture. I have received responses saying there is nothing we can do, that the challenges are just too great. But I disagree. There are things we can do. Change will always be painful for some, but the future well-being of the nation depends upon their implementation. Perhaps what follows is part of the answer.–JV We can take our country back. The petty insults we endure each day have nothing to do with...
  • Where we are today, Part 4

    04/20/2015 8:45:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/20/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Our Founding Fathers were not given to the factionalism, the constant give and take of partisan politics in which the taking is somehow never equaled by the giving. They did the best they could to rise above the vulgar disdain either side would have for its opponents. Most importantly, they not only wrote the Constitution, they believed in the values upon which the text was based. Theirs was an abiding love of liberty as an inalienable right guaranteed not by men, but by the Creator. There was no need to demonize an opponent and temperance was the only way to...
  • The Constitutional Flaw That Doomed Our Federal System

    03/04/2015 7:54:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    Ricochet ^ | March 4, 2015 | Fredösphere
    Instead of watching helplessly as our republic devolves into crown government, let’s distract ourselves with a counterfactual. What if senators were appointed by state legislatures for indefinite terms?The Senate was designed to preserve the federal nature of our system. Members of the House represent the people, but the Senators were to represent the states — really, state governments.Had this worked, the people would have benefited. (Sometimes, you win by grabbing all the power, but sometimes you win by ceding power to critical allies. The states were the people’s only allies in the War Against the Feds.) Unfortunately, senators came to...
  • No Mr. President … Our Founders Were Not That Fond Of Muslims

    02/23/2015 10:25:46 PM PST · by Ray76 · 17 replies
    Mad World News ^ | February 21, 2015 | Brandon Walker
    I’m sorry Mr. President, but it seems our Founding Fathers were not very fond of Muslims. It seems we have a president attempting to prove Muslims were “woven into the fabric of our society.” While he is correct there is a history between radical Islam and our nation, he seems to stretch the truth to attempt to make it look like they made “great contributions.” During his thirty minute speech this week, President Obama make a few political pitfalls, which made educated people cringe. He had to jump back to 1890 to find a historical event to “prove” we were...
  • Bring Back Self-Government [...]That’s Job One for conservatives.

    02/13/2015 5:24:53 AM PST · by huldah1776
    City Journal ^ | 11 February 2015 | Myron Magnet
    A recent Wall Street Journal op-ed does the dual service of outlining the history of the federal budget-making process over the last century, while showing, in its perilous and wrongheaded scheme for reform, just why this yawn-inducing topic is so important—and how the mess Washington has made of the enterprise subverts the key principle of our Constitution’s vision of democratic government.
  • Trashing the Presumption of Liberty

    10/29/2014 9:14:25 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 16 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 30, 2014 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
    Because of our recognition of natural rights, and our history, values and written constitutional guarantees, we in America are self-directed and free to make our own choices. In fact, the constitutional guarantee of due process mandates that because our individual liberty is natural to us, it is always presumed; thus, it is always the government’s obligation to demonstrate our unworthiness of freedom to a judge and jury before it can curtail that freedom. It is not the other way around. Until now. This past week has seen disturbing events in which the government, as if in “Alice in Wonderland” mode,...
  • Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Columbus Day? (video)[Renamed As "Indigenous People's Day"]

    10/11/2014 10:04:40 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 54 replies
    CBSNews ^ | October 11, 2014
    Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Columbus Day? OCTOBER 11, 2014. Historian Kenneth C. Davis joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the controversial holiday that some Americans want to rename Indigenous People's Day
  • Straight Talk About An Article V Convention

    10/06/2014 12:35:51 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 77 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | Oct 6, 2014 | Publius Huldah
    This speech was presented to Campaign For Liberty – Memphis on March 24, 2014. It exposes some of the false claims made by those pushing for the so-called “convention of states”. 1 Below are hyperlinks to the exhibits referred to in the speech. Additional resources are also included. The one page Chart which illustrates our Declaration, Constitution, and federal system is HERE. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report 2 cited in the speech was dated March 7, 2014. CRS’s revised Report, dated April 11, 2014, is HERE. The Report exposes as false the assurances that the States would be...
  • Why the College Board Demoted the Founders

    09/10/2014 4:42:55 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    The National Journal -- The Corner ^ | 9-9-14 | Stanley Kurtz
    What is the core of the American story? What is American history about? For a long time, Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address was thought to offer the most succinct and profound reply to these questions. The heart of the American story was said to be the Founding, with its principles of liberty and equality. American history was thus a study of our efforts to more fully realize republican principles, often in the face of our own flaws and failings. American history was also about the defense in peace and war of a unique experiment—a nation bound by democratic norms, rather than...
  • Dr Alveda King Sparks Debate With Comments On Faith & ISIS Crisis - Cavuto

    09/09/2014 3:01:49 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 2 replies ^ | Sept 9, 2014 | You Tube
    Why are people offended by "in God we Trust" and "one nation under God"? That's where authority and power comes from that's the source of our strength comes from. That's the foundation of this nation. Much more in the interview!
  • Lose the Battle, win the War: The Story of Marbury v. Madison

    07/19/2014 9:12:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/19/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    Do you know that the verdict in this case actually limited the Court’s power? Following the loss of the presidency and Congress in the election of 1800, the lame-duck Federalist Congress enacted the Judiciary Act of February 3, 1801, creating 58 new federal judgeships and new circuit courts. Two weeks later, Congress created 42 justices of the peace in the District of Columbia. Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth resigned, and President John Adams named Secretary of State John Marshall to replace him. The judicial commissions were signed by President Adams, and the Seal of the United States affixed by the Secretary...
  • Mark Kelly Calls 2nd Amendment View Held by Larry Pratt, James Madison an 'Affront'

    07/16/2014 6:02:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 7/15/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 15 gun control proponent Mark Kelly – husband of Gabby Giffords – criticized Gun Owners of America's Larry Pratt for holding the position that the Second Amendment is in place to keep the government in check. On July 6 Breitbart News revisited Federalist 46 and saw that James Madison believed Americans possess guns in order to keep the government in check.
  • Putting Constitutional Lipstick on a Progressive Pig

    07/08/2014 12:08:18 PM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 7 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 7/8/2014 | Benjamin Weingarten
    As John Adams wrote: “It is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue.” Progressive disavowal of the former and laxity on upholding the latter demonstrate that they are ill suited to lay claim to a free constitution governing a free people.
  • Founders' Dream Follow Through

    07/04/2014 3:34:47 PM PDT · by · 1 replies
    Flickr ^ | July 4 2014 | Linda McKinney
    Two-Hundred and Thirty-eight years ago today They signed their names and history was on its way To be forever set anew upon a pathway none yet "knew". And for the Founders of America fair -- So promising, so hopeful: a dream not yet dared -- Determined to give us Guiding Light, They turned to GOD to guide us right And when in prayer they bent their knee, To seek His wisdom, His guidance be The way to govern our land so fair They turned to Providence, Who is always there. And so a Tribute, to them and to thee For...
  • Dinesh D'Souza: Americans 'are being prepared for a political and financial shakedown'

    06/05/2014 12:32:02 PM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 18 replies
    Remember that the little guy in America is rich by world standards. If you made a global division of wealth, the guy at the bottom in America would be in the top quintile, the top fifth of affluent people in the world. So if you’re a global redistributionist, you recognize, or you believe that even the poor guy in America has got to pay because if we’re going to have global redistribution, wealth has to be transferred even away from the American poor toward even poorer people in other countries. And so I think what we’re going to see under...
  • Obama’s Orwellian View Of Freedom

    03/14/2014 6:46:41 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/13/2014 | IBD Staff
    Liberty: President Obama wants Democrats to reclaim the word "freedom" as their own. But what he describes as freedom is little more than deeper dependence on government. Not exactly what the Founders had in mind. In a recent speech to the Democratic National Committee, the president lamented that "we've let the other side define the word 'freedom' for too long." Then, as he often does, Obama set up a straw man argument, claiming to Republicans freedom means "what's in it for me?" or "I've got no obligations to anybody." So what is "freedom," Mr. Obama?