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  • New Video: HHS Mandate and Religious Liberty

    06/23/2012 7:33:49 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 5 replies
    Acton Institute Powerblog ^ | June22, 2012 | Michael M. Miller
    What would Diedrich Bonhoeffer have to say about the HHS mandate? Eric Metaxas–best selling author of the biographies on William Wilberforce and Bonhoeffer:Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy gives us some insight in this 2 minute video that explains the real issue behind the HHS Mandate: Religious liberty. He’s joined by economist Jennifer Roback Morse, a Catholic economist and founder and president of the Ruth Institute. The short video distills the fact that opposition to HHS Mandate is not about the morality of contraception or even abortion. It is about religious liberty and maintaing the freedom of religion that our Founders realized...
  • Arms and the Greeks

    06/14/2012 9:13:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    davekopel.org ^ | August, 1999 | David Kopel
    The founders didn't conjure up the right to bear arms out of thin air. They learned its value from the founders of Western civilization. The creators of America's republican form of government did not make everything up as they went along. American political philosophy — including the right to keep and bear arms — was firmly grounded in historical experience and in the great works of philosophy from ancient Greece through 18th-century Britain. The Declaration of Independence was derived from what Thomas Jefferson called, "the elementary books of public right, as Aristotle, Cicero, Locke, Sidney, etc." What did Aristotle —...
  • North Dakota Considers Eliminating Property Tax

    06/12/2012 12:08:38 AM PDT · by quesney · 115 replies
    BISMARCK, N.D. — Since Californians shrank their property taxes more than three decades ago by passing Proposition 13, people around the nation have echoed their dismay over such levies, putting forth plans to even them, simplify them, cap them, slash them. In an election here on Tuesday, residents of North Dakota will consider a measure that reaches far beyond any of that — one that abolishes the property tax entirely. Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @NYTNational for breaking news and headlines. Twitter List: Reporters and Editors Enlarge This Image Jim Wilson/The New York Times A group of Edgeley residents,...
  • Voter Rights Are Not Free

    06/11/2012 4:47:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2012 | Star Parker
    Engraved large on one of the walls of the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC are the words “Freedom is not free.” It is sad that so many are unable or unwilling to appreciate the truth of this simple phrase or are ready to heed those who have or seek power who distort it. I cannot think of anything hurting us more today than false and confused notions about the nature of the ideal of freedom. Recently Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) appeared on Chris Matthews’ Hardball show and in discussion about voter ID laws...
  • Ray Bradbury, R.I.P.

    06/08/2012 3:31:23 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 3 replies
    Look for our editorial on Sunday, but until then, a few words about the passing of Ray Bradbury. Mr. Bradbury, who died at 91, was a champion of freedom. Through his fanciful lens, he had more to say about conventional reality than most conventional writers can muster. His imaginative tales revealed a world of new ideas, unbound by conventional limitations. It seems only appropriate that he didn’t drive or own an automobile. He operated in a different sphere, so to speak...
  • Who Will Protect the Freedom to Blog?

    06/08/2012 4:38:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Free speech is under fire. Online thugs are targeting bloggers (mostly conservative, but not all) who have dared to expose a convicted bomber and perjuring vexatious litigant who is now enjoying a comfy life as a liberally subsidized social justice operative. Where do your elected representatives stand on this threat to our founding principles? On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-GA, bravely stepped forward to press this vital issue. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Chambliss decried the "harassing and frightening actions" of Internet menaces who recently have gone after several conservative new media citizen journalists and activists....
  • A practical governing philosophy for liberty-loving candidates in one word: Cut.

    06/07/2012 11:06:46 AM PDT · by Greg Swann · 1 replies
    SelfAdoration.com ^ | June 7, 2012 | Greg Swann
    Tuesday night, celebrating the Tea Party's electoral victories, Glenn Harlan Reynolds, the Instapundit, offered up these words in the Washington Examiner:As millions of Americans were drawn into politics for the first time, many of them learned something important: It's fun. It's fun to elect candidates, fun to win elections -- fun even to lose, sometimes, compared to staying home and shouting at the TV.Politics is sanctified crime: Pushing innocent people around by force, usually by stealing the wealth they have earned and giving it unearned to your political allies. We have a name for people who find that kind of...
  • Up to 87,000 South Korean M1 Garands Coming Home

    06/07/2012 5:33:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 104 replies
    guns.com ^ | 6 June, 2012 | Max Slowik
    Just in time for the 68th anniversary of D-Day. The importation of as many as 87,000 M1 Garands gathering dust in South Korean storage may soon get the green light for importation to the US. Special thanks is due to Montana Senator John Tester and Representative Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming who introduced legislation to prevent the US government from interfering with the importation of US-made guns that were previously exported to other countries. In the face of this pressure, the State Department will no longer prohibit the exportation of these M1 Garands back to the US. "From World War II...
  • Vanity: Ben Franklin Was Right: “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”...

    06/04/2012 10:01:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    N/A ^ | June 4, 2012 | Me
    Ben Franklin when asked what type of government was created when the Constitution was written answered, “A Republic, if you can keep it.” Looks like thanks to the utter collapse of our educational system and just how out culture has changed are so willing to give up their freedoms in the name of fighting a so-called "wars" or stop "epidemics" where the so-called disease is not even communicable. Exhibit A: Peter King of SI wrote this in his weekly column,m. The mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, is under attack because he wants to eliminate the ability of fast food...
  • Freedom Is Never Free

    05/31/2012 4:21:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2012 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    An 8-year-old boy loses his father to an execution squad. Imagine the shock, questions and hurt at losing his father at such a young age. Why did his father have to die? Could his death been avoided? Why did he have to lose his father? Fidel Castro wrested the reins of power over Cuba from military dictator Fulgencio Batista on Jan. 1, 1959. Luis Haza was eight. At the time, his father, Col. Bonifacio Haza, commanded the National Police in Santiago. Batista had ruled with military might, leading a reign of terror that saw people taken from their homes, never...
  • New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks

    05/30/2012 7:26:28 PM PDT · by John W · 138 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 30, 2012 | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
    New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the Bloomberg administration to combat rising obesity. The proposed ban would affect virtually the entire menu of popular sugary drinks found in delis, fast-food franchises and even sports arenas, from energy drinks to pre-sweetened iced teas. The sale of any cup or bottle of sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces — about the size of a medium coffee, and smaller than a common soda bottle —...
  • It's the Little Things: Obama Insults Poland, Awards Medal of Freedom to Socialist Icons

    05/30/2012 3:40:26 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 3 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | May 30, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: It's the little things. I don't mean to be redundant or repetitive. Yesterday in the White House, it was time for the president to present the Medal of Freedom to this year's recipients. And one of the recipients... It's the little things like this, folks. one of the recipients of the Medal of Freedom was a woman by the name of Huerta, Dolores Huerta. Do any of you know her? The mention of the name Dolores Huerta, does it mean anything, H-u-e-r-t-a. Let's listen to President Obama presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dolores Huerta.
  • Fortnight for Freedom

    05/30/2012 9:46:36 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    USCCB.org ^ | U. S. Bishops/Fortnight for Freedom
    Fortnight for Freedom   On April 12, the Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a document, "Our First, Most Cherished Liberty,” outlining the bishops’ concerns over threats to religious freedom, both at home and abroad. The bishops called for a “Fortnight for Freedom,” a 14-day period of prayer, education and action in support of religious freedom, from June 21-July 4.Bishops in their own dioceses are encouraged to arrange special events to highlight the importance of defending religious freedom. Catholic institutions are encouraged to do the same, especially in cooperation with...
  • Fedora 17 Final is declared GOLD!

    05/29/2012 9:14:13 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 12 replies
    Fedora Project ^ | Thu May 24 19:17:15 UTC 2012 | Robyn Bergeron
    At the Fedora 17 Final Go/No-Go meeting today, the F17 Final Release (RC4) was declared GOLD and ready for GA on May 29, 2012. Thanks to everyone who came today, and to everyone who helped get the Beefy Miracle ready for public devouring. :)
  • Krista Branch - Foreign Land

    05/28/2012 12:06:33 PM PDT · by ThirstyMan · 2 replies
    via Herman Cain's newsletter ^ | May 27, 2012 | Krista Branch
    A stunning song to help us revere what has been done for us.
  • Free Men Acting Free

    05/25/2012 6:53:10 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 6 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | May 18, 2012 | AWR Hawkins, Ph.D.
    When we think about what characterizes free men, what qualities or habits they usually exhibit, there are a handful of traits that seem to show themselves again and again. For instance, free men speak their minds: which is not the same thing as saying they run their mouths. Rather, it is simply to point out that when something needs to be said, a free man will often say it. And free men abide by the intuitive, internal witness to right and wrong embedded in them by God, through nature. In truth, they not only abide by it — they actually...
  • This Memorial Day, Freedom Is Dying Before Our Very Eyes

    05/24/2012 6:01:23 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 10 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 5/24/2012 | Andrew Napolitano
    What if the memory of the past is more fulfilling than the reality of the present? What if Memorial Day reminds us of times when we had more freedom? What if freedom is dying right under our eyes? What if the memory of the past is more fulfilling than the reality of the present? What if the federal government could write any law, regulate any behavior and tax any event, no matter what the Constitution authorized? What if the majority in Congress rejects the idea of limited government and views the Constitution as granting it blanket power to do whatever...
  • What If We Have Only Memories of Freedom?

    05/24/2012 5:56:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2012 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    What if Memorial Day reminds us of times when we had more freedom? What if freedom is dying right under our eyes? What if the memory of the past is more fulfilling than the reality of the present? What if the federal government could write any law, regulate any behavior and tax any event, no matter what the Constitution authorized? What if the majority in Congress rejects the idea of limited government and views the Constitution as granting it blanket power to do whatever it can get away with? What if the constitutional prohibition on the government's taking of life,...
  • Be this man.

    05/21/2012 11:42:11 AM PDT · by Lowell1775 · 2 replies
    Warrior Talk News. ^ | 05-14-2012 | Gaeb Suarez
    Fear! and being the first man I want to post a comment on this. FEAR! It is the life draining emotion. It is what keeps you from accomplishing and doing and starting. It is excessively protectful. It is how animals think...the kind of animals that get eaten. Fear is destructive in that it prevents you from doing anything at all other than running away or hunkering in a fetal "down and cover". Fear thrives on pessimism and complaining. The man that wakes every morning, walks outside and smiles at the bright sun and blue sky and cinches down the ruck,...
  • The new Continental Army (Saturbray)

    05/19/2012 6:42:51 AM PDT · by bray · 21 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 5/19/12 | bray
    These men are blemishes at your LOVE feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm---shepards who feed only themselves. They are clods without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead. Jude 1:12 Our Founding Fathers gave us all the weapons we need to protect our Country from another Monarchy. Whether that Monarchy is a Dictator, a King or Premier they had the Biblical wisdom to protect us from the enslavement we are beginning to witness. America has allowed her freedom to be compromised for decades from both Democrat and Repub presidents and it is...