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  • Bill Maher Rewrites and Ignores History to Pit the Founding Fathers Against the Tea Party

    01/18/2011 10:34:32 PM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 20 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 17, 2011 | Calvin Freiburger
    Left-wing satirist Bill Maher is taking his hatred of the Tea Party movement to the next level. Evidently epithets like crazy, stupid, and racist no longer satisfy him, and he’s decided it’s time to hit "teabaggers" where it really hurts: by mocking their reverence for America’s Founding Fathers, suggesting the Founders’ values aren’t their own: “[T]he Founding Fathers would have hated your guts…and what’s more, you would have hated them. They were everything you despise. They studied science, read Plato, hung out in Paris, and thought the Bible was mostly bullshit.” Maher got a crack in at the Founders as...
  • Why the Constitution vexes the left

    01/06/2011 2:25:02 AM PST · by Scanian · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 5, 2011 | SETH LIPSKY
    The Republican plan to start off the first session of the new House of Representatives today with a reading of the United States Constitution is giving the left the fantods -- and with good reason. At Salon, Michael Lind gives us a piece headlined, "Let's stop pretending the Constitution is sacred." Ezra Klein, a Washington Post blogger, told a TV interviewer that the reading as a "gimmick" and suggested the Constitution isn't binding (though he later backpedaled). And David Corn, under the title "The House GOP Weaponizes the Constitution," argues that the Founding Fathers "wouldn't cotton to lawmakers exploiting their...
  • Democratic Aristocracy

    12/10/2010 7:54:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    The American Conservative ^ | December 9, 2010 | Sean Scallon
    It’s rather dismaying to see the thoughtful and well-regarded online magazine Front Porch Republic being roiled by a series of articles written by editor John Medaille celebrating the virtues of monarchism as compared to democracy. I don’t believe John’s point was call for the U.S. to build its own Buckingham Palace or design its own crown and scepter, which will never happen in a million years. It was to simply show the follies of democratism as a guarantor of the public’s liberties compared to an enlightened king (one tyrant 3,000 miles away as compared to 3,000 tyrants one mile a...
  • New License Plate for Virginia | In God We Trust

    11/13/2010 5:48:06 PM PST · by RightSideNews · 30 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 11/13/10 | Right Side News
    IN GOD WE TRUST: Virginia Bill is sponsored in the Assembly by Valley legislators, Sen. Mark Obenshain and Del. Dickie Bell andrequires at least 350 pre-filed applications to be on hand for approval, we are urging Valley residents to file their applications as soon as possible.
  • Diversity vs. E Pluribus Unum

    10/31/2010 11:00:13 PM PDT · by Gum Shoe · 14 replies
    Red State Zombie ^ | October 22, 2010 | Red State Zombie
    Diversity. What a pleasant sounding word. I see colorful posters bearing the word placed in prominence around the office where I work. I often see the word applied in noble motto: “Strength in Diversity” or “Celebrate Diversity”. What a lovely sentiment. What could be wrong with that? I am a German American, whose original German-born ancestor arrived in the United States of America in 1853 following the death of his first wife. I’m quite sure his life in Germany was shattered. He came to America destitute, with small children in tow. He remarried an Ohio woman and settled in the...
  • If Obama Wants To Call Me A Radical…So Be It!

    10/26/2010 6:49:16 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 7 replies
    www.LibertyJuice.com ^ | October 26, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    Am I a radical? Are you a radical? Are all freedom loving Americans who want the government to stick to their constitutional limits now to be labeled as extremist? This seems to be the case and perhaps is a new tactic used by the leftist and the Obama administration in an effort to disparage and disrupt the effect that the Tea Party and those involved with the conservative party are having on American politics. Abandoning the Oval Office in favor of campaigning for the Democrats, Obama’s latest stump speech reported by Breitbart: "US President Barack Obama on Friday branded Republicans...
  • How and When America Lost Its Way: Corporate America No Longer Represents “We The People”

    10/10/2010 2:46:26 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 14 replies
    RFFM.org ^ | October 9, 2010 | Lyle J. Rapacki, Ph.D.
    Editor's Note: Lyle J. Rapacki, Ph.D. is a frequent contributor to RFFM.org. Rapacki is an independent intelligence analyst. The head of SENTINEL INTELLIGENCE SERVICES, LLC, Rapacki receives and disseminates critical intelligence and policy information from and to law enforcement, intelligence and homeland security officials, and government and community leaders; Rapacki is the author of dozens of white papers, bulletins and briefings, and he is frequently called on to share his expertise with public and private security directors and organizations. A History Lesson: How Elite Replaced Founding Fathers' Grand Vision Of A Republic With Corporate America by Lyle J. Rapacki, Ph.D....
  • HAPPY CONSTITUTION DAY!

    09/17/2010 8:35:34 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 15 replies
    Red County ^ | September 17, 2010 | Matthew Burke
    On September 17, 1787, the greatest political document in the history of mankind was established, the United States Constitution. Today, September 17, is Constitution Day! Simply put, the Constitution was created by "radical right-wingers" (or at least that's what the elitists in the ruling class would refer to them as) for two main purposes...
  • O'Donnell and the Founding Fathers

    09/17/2010 10:30:44 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 1 replies
    From SeaTto Shining Sea ^ | 9/17/10 | Purple Mountains
    As I was pondering the unexpected primary win of Christine O’Donnell in Delaware, and whether or not to donate to her campaign, I was reminded of what the signers of the Declaration of Independence had risked. They actually risked, as they put it, a “pledge to each other our lives, our Fortunes, & our sacred Honor”. They really meant that because, if the British won, these signers would all be hung. What am I risking by making a donation to O’Donnell? That she will lose, or that she will not carry out her pledge to the Tea Parties to be...
  • What the Tea Party Needs to Hear

    09/14/2010 6:20:42 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 17 replies
    Polycentric Order ^ | September 6, 2010 | Philip Hayes
    The Tea- Party has finally come to Comanche County. And so I suppose this is my cue to finally get involved. But before I do I would like to address a few things. In the first place its important to recognize that not all of the “founding fathers” were patriots. There was quite a large contingency of men during those formative years that were not in favor of liberty for mankind, nor for low taxation, nor for a limited government. Ben Franklin at one point put fourth the idea of doing away with the states entirely and having a single...
  • A Civil Religion: Is Islam Un-American?

    09/12/2010 11:13:30 AM PDT · by Silverfiddle · 18 replies
    Western Hero ^ | 12 September, 2010 | silverfiddle
    Build it or We'll Keeeeeel You! Imam Ralph came right out and said it to Soledad O'Brien when she asked him about the possibility of moving the mosque site:  Rauf gave a reply that boils down to a threat. Rauf said that if his Cordoba House does not get built on his chosen site near Ground Zero, “The headlines in the Muslim world will be that Islam is under attack.” As for the message Rauf’s words might impart to the many Americans who oppose his project, his warning doesn’t sound like bridge-building. It sounds like blackmail. (Forbes - Claudia Rosett) Doctor...
  • George Washington: Letter to the Roman Catholics

    09/10/2010 11:38:48 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 24 replies
    Teaching American History ^ | March 15, 1790 | George Washington
    Gentlemen: While I now receive with much satisfaction your congratulations on my being called, by an unanimous vote, to the first station in my country; I cannot but duly notice your politeness in offering an apology for the unavoidable delay. As that delay has given you an opportunity of realizing, instead of anticipating, the benefits of the general government, you will do me the justice to believe, that your testimony of the increase of the public prosperity, enhances the pleasure which I should otherwise have experienced from your affectionate address. I feel that my conduct, in war and in peace,...
  • No, Professor Ahmed, the Founders Were Not So Fond of Islam

    09/10/2010 8:05:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 10, 2010 | Laura Rubenfeld
    While doing the MSM circuit this week, American University professor Akbar Ahmed told some whoppers about Adams, Jefferson, and Franklin Akbar Ahmed, the chair of Islamic studies at American University, has advised many government officials, including General Petraeus, Richard Holbrooke, and George W. Bush. He speaks regularly on BBC and CNN, and has appeared on many U.S. shows, including Oprah and Nightline.To oppose the “burn the Quran” event planned by Pastor Terry Jones, Ahmed wrote an editorial for CNN in which he stated: Not only are the actions of Jones contrary to the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, but...
  • George Washington's Prophesy of America

    09/09/2010 9:59:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The father of our country, George Washington, was a man of prayer. We have all read of how he went to the thicket many times to pray during the winter his army was at Valley Forge. However, little publicity has been given to the vision and prophecy he received at that time. The account of this vision was given in 1859 by an old soldier. He gave it to a writer, Wesley Bradshaw, who published it. In the vision God revealed to George Washington that three great perils would come upon the Republic. He was given to know that America...
  • The Forgotten Man - Artist Jon McNaughton

    09/08/2010 7:28:34 AM PDT · by ChrisBoundsTX · 4 replies
    Liberty Juice ^ | 09/08/10 | Chris Bounds
    How would the Founding Fathers and the Presidents of the past react to Barak Obama’s trampling of the Constitution? What would their faces express and their body language tell you? Artist Jon McNaughton shows you: VideoDid you notice the expressions of progressive President’s that came before Obama, clapping and smiling?
  • Founding Fathers Come Alive

    09/08/2010 5:41:25 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 8, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The funny thing about books that cover the Founding Fathers is that they generally only come alive when the authors quote their subjects. This is perhaps inevitable given that any writer will be at a disadvantage laying his own prose and conclusions beside theirs. It is a particular pitfall for academics, especially when they add their own interpretations alongside those of the luminaries. Richard H. Immerman of Temple is the latest brave soul to make such an effort in Empire For Liberty: A History of American Imperialism From Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz. “Franklin identified six ‘Things’ in particular to...
  • Ground Zero Mosque: A Red Herring - And Irrelevant - Issue

    09/07/2010 12:26:04 PM PDT · by SixGun2010 · 12 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | September 7, 2010 | Chris Freind "Freindly Fire"
    A frequent, and well-founded, criticism of American journalism is that too many reporters focus more on a good story than telling the truth. To be fair, though, that label must also be applied to a large segment of the American people. Perhaps it’s because we’ve evolved into a quick-fix, instant-oatmeal society, or maybe it’s because tackling tough problems can seem hopelessly daunting. But maybe the main reason for the proliferation of red herring issues is that so many American politicians shamelessly take advantage of people’s fears, manipulating issues to their political --- and financial --- gain. Whatever the reason, it’s...
  • Constitutional Rights & Free Pizza

    09/07/2010 8:07:13 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 7, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Accuracy in Academia is featuring a true patriot and accomplished writer at its Constitution Day author’s night. Allie Duzett is the author of How To Save America: A Tactical Guide For Practical Patriots. “We must devote the time it takes on a personal level to fully understand our Founding Fathers’ intent,” she writes. “It is appropriate for us all to be experts on Constitutional intent.” “We must invest our time to understand our founding documents, including not just the Constitution, but also the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers, and the writings of all our Founding Fathers.” “We must learn...
  • The Real "Radicals"

    08/30/2010 8:19:50 AM PDT · by NetRight Nation · 1 replies
    NetRight Daily ^ | August 30, 2010 | Bill Wilson
    There was a time in the not-too-distant past — 234 years ago to be precise — when the ideas articulated by the tea party movement would have rightly been considered “radical.” Not just radical in their ideological composition, either, but radical in the more “irrational” sense — in that advancing these ideas was a good way to wind up dead. And that’s exactly what happened to more than 25,000 American Revolutionaries — patriots who gave their lives in order to provide the liberty we enjoy today (and which we now aspire to pass down to future generations). From its founding...
  • PRINCIPLES VS. POLITICS

    08/20/2010 8:43:13 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 2 replies
    Red County ^ | August 20, 2010 | Matthew Burke
    Having moved into the life as a former candidate (WA-01), a citizen running for the first time, I can tell you that I’m pretty sick of the following phrases, “Well, that’s politics”, “It’s all about the money”, “We have to unite”, “Politics is dirty”, and “You can’t say that. You have to get the independent vote”. Do you think the Founding Fathers thought that way, or would accept working in such a political system?...