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  • The Truth About Lying's Consequences

    04/24/2014 6:28:07 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 6 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | April 24, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    “You can’t handle the truth!” Jack Nicholson shouted at Tom Cruise during the climactic court-martial scene in the movie “A Few Good Men.” Caught in a lie that exposed his “above-the-law” mentality, Nicholson’s character, Col. Jessup, justifies his lawlessness, declaring, “I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it!” It’s a riveting scene, pitting security against the rule of law. But before agreeing with Jessup that lawfulness conflicts with freedom, Think...
  • BLM-Bundy Confrontation Ignites new “Sagebrush Rebellion”

    04/23/2014 2:15:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2014 | Bob Barr
    One of the biggest land grabs in American history occurred in 1976, when President Jimmy Carter signed into a law the “Federal Land Policy and Management Act.” That stroke of the pen transferred hundreds of millions of acres of land, located primarily in the western states, into the control of the federal government. In reaction, an alliance of ranchers, farmers, and other concerned citizens – the “Sagebrush Rebels” as they came to be known -- challenged the move and sought to return the land back into the hands of the states. Ronald Reagan, at the time running for president, supported...
  • Vocabulary Fraud: Obama denies by redefinition

    04/22/2014 7:39:55 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 8 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | April 22, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    Vocabulary Fraud: Obama denies by redefinition by Daniel Clark While speaking to Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, President Obama stated his opposition to state voter identification laws, a position for which no innocent motive exists. It wouldn’t have sounded good if he’d admitted he was defending voter fraud, so instead he redefined the term, so that he could pretend to oppose it instead. “The real voter fraud is those that try to deny our rights by making arguments about voter fraud,” he said, apparently meaning that those who try to prevent voter fraud by requiring identification are themselves the frauds....
  • You'll never find this "scent" in a liberal's car...

    04/22/2014 10:59:55 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 21 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-22-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Well, maybe you would if it was put there by conservatives.I'm not a huge fan of car air fresheners, but I would make an exception here.
  • Jimmy Carter’s grandson: People have right to sport Confederate battle flag license plate

    04/21/2014 4:52:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/21/14 | Seth McLaughlin
    The grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, who is running for governor in Georgia, suggested Monday that if he wins the gubernatorial race he will not stop the state from issuing license plates featuring the Confederate battle flag. During an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown,” state Sen. Jason Carter, a Democrat, said people have the right to sport the Sons of Confederate Veterans-backed license plate, which features an image of the Confederate flag. He also said he would rather have people focus their attention on the role that Georgia and its leaders played in the civil rights movement.
  • The Bundy Ranch and Our loss of freedom, Part II

    04/21/2014 12:42:13 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 21, 2014 | Dan Miller
    There's always more to say when our freedoms are being forfeited.Were the events at the Bundy Ranch newsworthy? Will whatever happens when the Feds return en masse be newsworthy? Is anything newsworthy that casts overreach by the Obama Government in a bright but foul light? Government by Executive Decree? President Obama's history and His associates? Benghazi? IRS targeting of conservatives? Ho hum. How about some real news instead: Hillary Clinton's daughter's pregnancy? Mrs. Obama's vegetable garden? Well of course that's, like, I mean, totally newsworthy. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4F12p_Btmg] Video linkTwo new articles expand on the subject of my Sunday afternoon essay titled The United States of Obama...
  • Liberals Must Choose Between Freedom And Fascism

    04/21/2014 4:32:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    Honest liberals are having their Andrew Breitbart moment. Andrew started out as a liberal, except he was the kind of liberal that’s exceedingly rare today. He was a liberal who actually believed in the things liberals say they believe in, like free expression and personal autonomy. But they don’t. Andrew’s change began when he watched the Clarence Thomas hearings. He saw a “high-tech lynching,” as racist Democrats intent on stamping out dissent among black Americans channeled their former Majority Leader/KKK Exalted Cyclops Robert Byrd in attacking the black jurist for refusing to toe the liberal line. Andrews’s views didn't change....
  • CRIMEA: leader Mustafa Cemil of the Crimean Tatar people returns (VIDEO)

    04/20/2014 8:12:05 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com
    youtube ^ | 4-20-2014 1 hour ago
    The leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Cemil returned first time after the Russian occupation of the Crimea peninsula. On the way he was greeted by supporters. And over the building of Mejlis, Cemil long led, in honor of his return again raised the flag of Ukraine.
  • UKRAINE: "God is on our side. And there with God-there is Victory" Patriarch Filaret (VIDEO)

    04/20/2014 8:01:42 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 6 replies
    Gordon Ua ^ | 20 April, 2014 | Patriarchate Filaret
    Head of Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kiev Patriarchate Filaret "We celebrate this year the Pascha of Christ in difficult conditions. It reminds some of Calvary. Because people suffer and in the Crimea, people suffer and in the eastern regions of Ukraine," said Filaret. According to the Patriarch, Ukraine sympathize with virtually the entire world. "Because we tolerate aggression on the part of the brotherly Russia. We are told that "we love you", and at the same time hate us and win," said the Patriarch. According to Filaret, Ukraine must recover. "After the resurrection of Golgotha was, is, will be, and...
  • Freedom with an Exception Clause

    04/20/2014 7:38:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    Those sworn to represent us in government often represent themselves, instead. And sometimes these same self-actualizing politicians find that our constitutional rights merely get in the way of their political desires. Years ago, then House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt (D-Missouri) proposed substantial re-writing of the First Amendment, arguing: “What we have is two important values in conflict: freedom of speech and our desire for healthy campaigns in a healthy democracy. You can’t have both.” Gephardt’s constitutional gambit was designed to provide very healthy incumbents in Congress the absolute power to dictate the terms of any unhealthy campaign spending — and,...
  • UKRAINE: Yatsenyuk Turchynov and issued a joint statement on how to reconcile the Ukraine. VIDEO

    04/19/2014 2:32:10 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 4 replies
    censor.net ^ | 04/18/14 17:42
    Yatsenyuk Turchynov and issued a joint statement on how to reconcile the Ukraine. VIDEO Acting President of Ukraine, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov and Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyukvystupili a joint statement "Ukraine is approaching a big Christian holiday - Easter, which carries the hope for rebirth and renewal peaceful life. In the days of the great reconciliation and forgiveness, we call on all citizens to lend a hand to each other, to abandon the radical actions and hate speech back together to work together for the protection and development, and creative construction of the cathedral, the...
  • Saturday Afternoon :)

    04/19/2014 10:24:47 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | 4-19-2014
    Humorist: Brad Stine Tolerate This! "Atheists Are Irrational"
  • Police Explain Controversial Chase After Whitehouse [Texas] Jogger

    04/18/2014 3:27:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    KLTV ^ | Apr 14, 2014 | Melanie Torre
    A Whitehouse woman says she was just out on a morning walk when a police officer attacked her, put her in handcuffs and took her to the police station. The incident happened Friday morning off Maji Road in Whitehouse, but the police department says that's not the whole story. SNIP "I thought you were fixing to take me somewhere and hurt me. I thought you were a bad police officer. I was a teacher for 9 years. I'm a Christian. I go to church," the woman says. SNIP
  • This is a liberal's view of YOUR rights in a nutshell...

    04/17/2014 12:27:51 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 13 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-16-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • UKRAINE: European Parliament AGREED Ukraine may submit application TO EU

    04/17/2014 9:54:56 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 9 replies
    Ukraine may submit an application for membership in the EUROPEAN UNION – European Parliament
  • UKRAINE: Lugansk today-a rally for United Ukraine.

    04/17/2014 6:37:50 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 3 replies
    pravda.com.ua ^ | 4-17-2014
  • UKRAINE: Sixteen units of armored vehicles and more than fifty military left town

    04/16/2014 5:56:10 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    censor.net.ua ^ | 04/17/14 00:29
    VIDEO: http://censor.net.ua/news/281453/v_kramatorske_voennye_sdali_terroristam_zatvory_i_pokinuli_okrujenie_fotovideo In Kramatorsk military terrorists [separatists] surrendered and left the gates environment . PHOTOS + VIDEO Sixteen units of armored vehicles and more than fifty military left town Pchelkin near Kramatorsk . It is reported with reference to Tsenzor.NET RadÑ–o Freedom. On Wednesday, the day vprovovzh blocked with locals. At the end of the conflict in armored vehicles were still a few hundred people. The negotiation process involved manual 25th Dnipropetrovsk separate air - Airborne Army Brigade of Ukraine, on the other - so-called "little green men". On the uniform they had secured St. George's ribbons. These men were...
  • UKRAINE: Mr. Putin’s Power Play

    04/16/2014 7:53:20 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | APRIL 15, 2014 | THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    When President Vladimir Putin of Russia talks about what is happening in Ukraine these days, it is as if he’s looking into a mirror. He says fascists and nationalists are running amok in Kiev, even as Crimea is annexed in the name of Great Russia; he says Russians are threatened in eastern Ukraine, even as Russia directs secessionists there to seize administrative buildings and arms; he calls on President Obama to use his influence to prevent the use of force in Ukraine, even as he puts a major military force on the Ukrainian border. This ploy was a fixture of...
  • UKRAINE: OPERATION TROJAN HORSE ARMED UNITS

    04/16/2014 5:00:27 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 15 replies
    NEWS ^ | 4-16-2014
    The Apcs with Russian flags in Kramatorsk and Slavyansk went to Ukrainian military to penetrate in the part controlled by the separatists-Sobolev On APCs with Russian flags in Kramatorsk of Donetsk region slavyansk moved disguised Ukrainian military to infiltrate the part controlled by the armed separatists, said acting head of the faction of the “Batkivshchyna” Sergey Sobolev. “It was an open statement. This is OUR ARMED UNITS Used guerrilla approach to ENTERING DIRECTLY into the parts that are currently controlled by the MILITARY FORCES OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION and the SEPARATISTS which THEY FUND, “said s. Sobolev at a briefing on...
  • UKRAINE: Crimean 'Green Men' Captured Journalists in Slovyansk

    04/13/2014 8:53:03 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 6 replies
    Pravda ^ | 13.04.2014 00:46:15 | news
    TRANSLATION In Slovyansk, Crimean "Green Men" Captured Journalists Sunday, April 13, 2014, 00:46 In Slovyansk, "green men" like those seen at the beginning of the Russian occupation of Crimea, captured Hromadske TV and Lenta.ru journalists and forbade them to work in the town, highlighting events under control of the region's Ministry of Internal Affairs and other protests. This was reported to Ukrayinska Pravda by the journalists themselves. According to the journalists, the armed men in Slovyansk who took the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs, Donetsk Oblast office in Slovyansk, captured them as soon as they approached the territory of the...
  • Breathe Deep, America, While Liberty Is in the Air

    04/13/2014 7:53:00 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 6 replies
    Citizens for a Sound Economy, Washington, D. C | 1998 | Arthur P. Hall, II
    Breathe Deep, America, While Liberty Is in the Air   By Arthur P. Hall, IIMr. Hall is director of research, Citizens for a Sound Economy, Washington, D. C "By liberty, I understand the power which every man has over his own actions, and his right to enjoy the fruit of his labor, art, and industry, as far as by it he hurts not the society, or any member of it, by taking from any member, or by hindering him from enjoying what he himself enjoys. The fruits of a man's honest industry are the just rewards of it, ascertained to...
  • Bush draws boos from conservatives at Freedom Summit

    04/12/2014 3:33:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | Alexandra Jaffe
    A mention of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), a potential 2016 presidential contender, brought boos from a conservative crowd in New Hampshire on Saturday. Speaking at the New Hampshire Freedom Summit, a gathering of conservative activists and figures organized by Americans for Prosperity and Citizens United, billionaire Donald Trump said Bush’s recent comments on immigrants coming to the U.S. as an “act of love” were “out there.”
  • The Republic of Texas 2022 (Saturbray)

    04/12/2014 6:46:14 AM PDT · by bray · 26 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 4/12/14 | bray
    What would a country look like with a small government and was guided by God and the maximum freedom of its citizens? That is the country I developed in The Republic of Texas 2022, my new novel being published and now in early release. Our hero is Steven Moses who is the most powerful man in the world, but understands that the free market is where true freedom lies. The United States has collapsed and is still in a depression state as the entire structure has disappeared and is replaced with a servant state of the United Nations. Meanwhile Texas...
  • UKRAINE STATUS UPDATE: bad and good news

    04/11/2014 11:23:06 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 4 replies
    https://www.facebook.com/dmitry.tymchuk ^ | April 11, 2014 11 minutes | Dmitry Tymchuk
    Brothers and sisters, The bad: 1. first Vice Prime Yarema said that extremists in the South-East of Ukraine want to provoke the power scenario. That chopper and need Russia, no one doubted. At the same time, we do not see much success negotiating security. I think the worst thing in this situation of uncertainty on the part of the authorities. Two days later she was frightened by the script, and eventually began to explain why he should not be allowed. I do not plead for bloodshed. But choose one position already, and stay until the end. Because of the changing...
  • Ukraine Mamchur Colonel received award for honor and courage.

    04/11/2014 9:49:26 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    http://www.5.ua/ukrajina ^ | April 11, 2014 , 14:35 | News
    Mamchur Colonel "For the honor and courage" - that distinction and monetary reward in 5 thousand honored Colonel Julia Mamchur in the winery. Reward Officer thence deputies decided together with the headquarters of the Air Force, stationed in the city. For thanksgiving was his daughter Daria , who together with his family moved to the winery, and transfered to Gdask Medical University. Sam Mamchur Colonel and his wife now in Nikolayev, for the Honor service. Recall that in March, armed Russian soldiers captured air base in the Crimean Belbek, an officer was kidnapped and held for three days in captivity....
  • Abolish The IRS

    04/10/2014 5:13:13 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil
    Wind Shield radar to be carried into enemy territory, track the sources of incoming rocket, missile and mortar fire.
  • Tax Freedom Day’ falls three days later this year

    04/07/2014 8:41:24 PM PDT · by Errant · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7 April 2014 | Caroline May
    The day when the nation collectively has made enough money to pay its total tax burden for the year is three days later this year, according to a new report. According to a report released Monday by the Tax Foundation, this year Tax Freedom Day falls 111 days into 2014, on April 21. By April 21, to group says, Americans will have made enough to pay the $3 trillion in federal taxes and $1.5 trillion in state taxes — more than they will spend on food clothing and housing combined. Tax Freedom Day is later than it was last year,...
  • Freedom vs socialism; paychecks vs safety nets; peace through strength; goodness triumphs over evil

    04/06/2014 10:43:47 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 20 replies
    April 6, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    I'm getting old and my memory is failing so please correct me where my memory is wrong or if I'm making up memories. Also, please expand where I fall miserably short. It's my recollection that Reagan was so successful because he was a leader with a vision who promoted strength, freedom, optimism, patriotism and righteousness. And he could communicate his vision with commonsense, humility and good humor. He did not succeed by pandering, evolving and adapting. He brought various factions together by promoting the ideas that freedom was much better than socialism, strength better than weakness, fiscal restraint better than...
  • Let's cut Yasiel Puig some slack

    04/06/2014 3:45:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 5, 2014 | Dan Le Batard
    Dodgers outfielder's antics are those of one young man's first taste of freedom Before you pile on atop irresponsible diva-punk-jerk Yasiel Puig, absorb a few random stories about the difficulties in his kind of transition: • Luis Castillo once set off a fire alarm in an American hotel, thinking it was a shampoo dispenser... • Rene Arocha felt his knees give -- actually felt faint and almost passed out -- the first time he walked into a grocery store and saw so many aisles of food...
  • Ted Cruz to Liberty University Students: Defend Your Religious Freedom

    04/02/2014 4:45:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/02/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) encouraged Christian college students at Liberty University's Convocation Wednesday to stand up for what they believe and defend their religious freedom against current assaults. "I'm here today, more than anything, to encourage you," he told the approximately 10,000 students in attendance. "To encourage you in your faith, to encourage you in your freedom, to encourage you in standing up for the principles that define you." According to Liberty University, located in Lynchburg, Va., the school's convocation is the largest weekly gathering of young Christians. Cruz's father, Raphael Cruz, spoke at one of the convocations in November....
  • Obama: "Americans Don't Deserve To Be Free"

    03/28/2014 10:41:54 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-28-14 | Warren Beatty
    Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama, on December 6, 2011, spoke in Osawatomie, Kansas. What Obama said that day is STILL pertinent today. Obama, in effect, thumbed his nose at us and said that "Americans Don't Deserve To Be Free." How was that conclusion drawn? Well, see, after reading this, if you agree that Obama said that we don't deserve to be free. Obama began his attack on freedom with this statement: We are better off when everybody is left to fend for themselves and play by their own rules. I am here to say they are wrong. I'm here...
  • UKRAINE APPRECIATION of FREEDOM: Proud to pay!

    03/28/2014 9:15:55 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 9 replies
    Facebook ^ | 27.03.2014 | Paul Kaschjuk
    Bing Translation: New life! "I want to share with all the incredible experiences. Those who know me well, know that I hardly see how looks the Protocol TRAFFIC. Nice car, a nice room and the ability to communicate have allowed me to always deal with the worst case for 50 UAH. Fast, cheap, profitable! But today for the first time since, you know what, I stopped the event inspector with his Minister Perov. I haven't followed the speedometer, but fully admit exceeding 20 kilometres. While he was walking to the car, I closed my eyes and said to myself at...
  • ‘Lunch lady said I can’t pray,’ 5-year-old tells her parents

    03/27/2014 10:26:30 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 34 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 3-27-2014 | Michele Kirk
    Imagine hearing this story from your 5-year-old when you ask her how her day was in kindergarten. Kudos to these parents for staying calm and teaching this little girl that she can pray absolutely anywhere she wants.
  • Obama’s Move to Surrender Control of the Internet Endangers Freedom Here and Abroad

    03/26/2014 4:04:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2014 | Bob Barr
    +++++In his freedom-charting essay Common Sense, one of the most famous works of the revolutionary era, Thomas Paine describes government as a necessary evil in society. "For were the impulses of conscience clear, uniform and irresistibly obeyed, man would need no other lawgiver," wrote Paine; who concluded, "but that not being the case, he finds it necessary to surrender up a part of his property to furnish means for the protection of the rest." In other words, we all sacrifice a small amount of individual liberty in order to establish a governing body designed to protect liberty overall. As we...
  • Justices Divide By Gender In Hobby Lobby Contraception Case

    03/25/2014 5:42:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    NPR ^ | March 25, 2014 | By Nina Totenberg
    There was a clear difference of opinion between male and female justices at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. The issue was whether for-profit corporations, citing religious objections, may refuse to include contraception coverage in the basic health plan now mandated under the Affordable Care Act. The female justices were clearly supportive of the contraception mandate, while a majority of the male justices were more skeptical. The lead challenger in the case is the Hobby Lobby corporation, a chain of 500 arts and crafts stores that has 13,000 employees. The owners object to two forms of contraception, IUDs and morning-after...
  • Importance of the “FOUR FREEDOMS” speech in 2014

    03/25/2014 6:47:35 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 6 replies
    PONDER the pertinence of FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, 1941 “FOUR FREEDOMS” speech in 2014: "No realistic American can expect from a dictator’s peace international generosity, or return of true independence, or world disarmament, or freedom of expression, or freedom of religion–or even good business. Such a peace would bring no security for us or for our neighbors. “Those, who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
  • NJ Dem Congressman: Bill Clinton Probably Right About U.S. Ceding Internet Authority

    03/25/2014 5:31:34 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 25, 2014 | Kerry Pickett
    Congressman Bill Pascrell (D - NJ) appears to be siding with former President Bill Clinton and Republicans on Capitol Hill who are concerned about the administration's plans to cede U.S. oversight of the internet to an international body. "I haven’t come to any conclusion. I think it’s an interesting concept, but I don’t know if I’m supporting it. I’m not leaning in favor of it—right now," Pascrell told Breitbart News on Monday. According to recode.net, Clinton bucked the Obama administration and told an audience at a meeting sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative last Friday, "A lot of people who...
  • A Perfect Day: My America @ The Gun Range

    03/24/2014 9:37:22 AM PDT · by backwoods-engineer · 19 replies
    The Backwoods Engineer Blog ^ | 21 Mar 2014 | The Backwoods Engineer
    We awaited zero  hour.  All was prepared; it was go time.  Furtively, we glanced at the clock. 5... 4... 3... 2... 1... GO! Two of my co-workers, T. and S., and I went to the outdoor shooting range today, taking off as close to the exact tick of the end of our shift as my WWV-synchronized watch could determine. Our three pickup trucks raced along the interstate, exited, then caravanned over a few miles of dirt roads to our local public outdoor range. The  spring weather in Alabama was shirtsleeve-warm with a stunningly beautiful sky as we pulled up to...
  • Russia: Supreme Court confirmed the decision to liquidate the Pentecostal Church.

    03/23/2014 8:54:24 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 20 replies
    www.spbdnevnik.ru ^ | MARCH 21, 2014
    GOOGLE TRANSLATION: Supreme Court confirmed the decision to liquidate the Pentecostal Church. Full name of the religious organization - "Evangelical Christian Church Pentecostal "Harvest". It leads its activity about 20 years. According to experts, in Russia this movement is not less than 200 thousand followers. Pentecostal put on a par with the "Jehovah's Witnesses" in the scale and pace of distribution. According to eyewitnesses, at meetings of believers belong to a state of ecstasy until the hysterical attacks - is that the only way to know the Holy Spirit. Theologians on their websites make it move in the list of...
  • A Warning from History: The Fatal Sequence and How Democracies Are Destroyed

    03/22/2014 12:54:00 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    memorytyper.com ^ | Fraser & Disraeli
    A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship. - Attributed to Alexander Tytler Fraser The Fatal Sequence The world's greatest democratically governed civilizations have followed this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From great courage to abundance; From abundance to selfishness;...
  • Freedom for Me, but Not for Thee

    03/20/2014 6:07:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Initially, I was gratified to learn that Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, was unafraid to take on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) over the issue of domestic spying. The CIA is limited by its charter to stealing secrets from foreigners outside the U.S. However, in a recent dust-up, Feinstein took to the Senate floor to accuse the CIA of spying on staff members of her committee while they were examining CIA documents in Virginia. This may be the first acknowledgment by any senior government official who walks the halls of the intelligence community that...
  • Jackboot politics

    03/18/2014 8:27:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 3/7/14 | Mindy Belz
    The fevered cry over Arizona’s proposed religious freedom bill is the noise of coming coercion And to think it all started with peyote. When members of the Native American Church got fired from their jobs for smoking the cactus, they sued. The Supreme Court sided with the employer. Congress stepped in, passing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in 1993. In essence it provides a way to test government violations of the First Amendment’s free exercise of religion clause, and limits government coercion. Simply put, the government shouldn’t punish people for practicing their religion unless it has a good reason....
  • Mayor Bill de Blasio attends gay-friendly St. Patrick's Day parade in Queens

    03/17/2014 6:38:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    Newsday ^ | Emily Ngo
    Mayor Bill de Blasio marched Sunday near the head of the gay-friendly St. Pat's for All parade in Queens, leading a contingent of elected officials who will also join him in boycotting the St. Patrick's Day parade in Manhattan later this month because it excludes LGBT community members. "We are here to honor the extraordinary Irish heritage of this city . . . and we want to do it in a way that respects all people and all communities," de Blasio said.
  • Kasparov: ‘Carter looks like Churchill in comparison’ to Obama [Also Skewers Hillary]

    03/17/2014 2:30:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Time ^ | 3/16/14 | Ryan Sager
    For running commentary on Russia and the vote in Crimea, you might want to follow chess champion turned democracy activist Garry Kasparov: @Kasparov63. Tonight, amid his usual barrage of criticism leveled at Vladimir Putin, he’s turning his fire on President Obama and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
  • TIME TO REMEMBER

    03/16/2014 9:56:55 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 7 replies
    Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin, Germany ^ | June 12, 1987 | President Ronald Reagan
    Thank you. Thank you, very much. Chancellor Kohl, Governing Mayor Diepgen, ladies and gentlemen: Twenty four years ago, President John F. Kennedy visited Berlin, and speaking to the people of this city and the world at the city hall. Well since then two other presidents have come, each in his turn to Berlin. And today, I, myself, make my second visit to your city. We come to Berlin, we American Presidents, because it's our duty to speak in this place of freedom. But I must confess, we’re drawn here by other things as well; by the feeling of history in...
  • Ronald Reagan's City of God

    03/15/2014 4:02:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2014 | Paul Kengor
    Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Paul Kengor’s new book 11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative. Among the principles is faith. A version of this article first appeared at RealClearReligion.org. Conservatives constantly talk of freedom. Freedom. Freedom. Freedom. Go to any gathering of conservatives, and you will hear a freedom mantra. They speak of “freedom” almost as if it were a one-word synonym for conservatism, a slogan for the movement. At times, they do so in an almost trite way. Ronald Reagan likewise spoke constantly of freedom. Mankind, from “the swamps to the stars,” as he said in...
  • Federal Dietary Guideline Committee Focused on ‘Population Behavior Change’

    03/14/2014 4:59:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3/14/2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on Friday emphasized the need for the group to institute “population behavior change” in order to engineer healthier Americans.DGAC Chair Barbara Millen said the upcoming report would serve as the “foundation for public policy and food nutrition, physical activity, and health-related areas.” The group will release new recommendations for federal food policy in the 2015 report.Millen said the “potential is vast” for their recommendations, which deal with everything from “sustainability” in the food supply to “carbon footprints,” food deserts, alcohol consumption, and obesity “interventions.”“From our food programs, WIC [Women, Infants, and Children], SNAP, and so...
  • Secession movements will hinge on the will of We The People

    03/14/2014 9:09:03 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/14/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Secession is a word we have not heard much about for a while. Past secession movements have centered on grievances over tolls and taxes which are not items people have been willing to fight out to the bitter end. Those movements failed because local and state governments eventually addressed the would-be secessionists’ demands. Today there are several secession movements brewing in various diverse parts of the country, but each one centers on a much more important issue: The personal freedoms and liberties of We The People. By all reckoning We The People are deadly serious about wanting to break away...
  • 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?
  • Not Paying Union Dues, in Michigan

    03/07/2014 8:23:55 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 3.7.14 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Unions are finding sneaky ways to exact dues — but workers are fighting back. Two Michigan teachers will finally be allowed to end their union membership in the Michigan Education Association and will be refunded any dues they paid during this school year, according to a settlement agreement signed this week. William “Ray” Arthur, a teacher and wrestling coach at Petoskey Senior High School, and Miriam Chanski, a Coopersville kindergarten teacher, tried to quit the teachers’ union after Michigan adopted legislation to become the 24th right-to-work state in the U.S. Both Arthur and Chanski wrote letters informing the MEA that...