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  • Matthews: How can these conservatives believe gun rights are God-given and precede the Constitution?

    10/07/2017 2:19:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 6, 2017 | Allahpundit
    This makes twice in 10 days that a host on MSNBC has openly marveled at the idea that many, many Americans believe their rights come from God and are recognized in the Constitution rather than derive from the Constitution itself. How can it be that this idea is so inexplicably foreign, even accounting for MSNBC’s left-wing bias? They know the percentage of the country that’s religious; they’ve read that not-unimportant bit in the Declaration of Independence about men being “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights”; they’ve read a treatise or two on natural law while in college; they’ve...
  • Thomas Jefferson's declaration to bear arms

    07/03/2017 5:58:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 7/2/2017 | Chuck Norris
    Almost everyone knows Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. But did you know he also wrote a Declaration of Arms? A year prior to Congress’ adoption and ratification of the Declaration of Independence, the members were signing a declaration to pick up arms against the mother country. And Jefferson was again the primary author. Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence when he was just 33 years old, the youngest member of Congress. He penned the Declaration of Arms when he was just 32 years old. Jefferson’s eloquence in written expression was apparent to John Adams, who later described him...
  • President Ronald Reagan Radio Address to the Nation on Prayer in Schools

    03/28/2017 11:22:29 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies ^ | February 25, 1984 | President Ronald Reagan
    My fellow Americans: From the early days of the colonies, prayer in school was practiced and revered as an important tradition. Indeed, for nearly 200 years of our nation's history, it was considered a natural expression of our religious freedom. But in 1962 the Supreme Court handed down a controversial decision prohibiting prayer in public schools. Sometimes I can't help but feel the first amendment is being turned on its head. Because ask yourselves: Can it really be true that the first amendment can permit Nazis and Ku Klux Klansmen to march on public property, advocate the extermination of people...
  • Taking Back Thomas Jefferson

    03/13/2015 12:21:52 PM PDT · by don-o · 11 replies
    The Abbeville Review ^ | March 10, 2015 | James Rutledge Roesch
    Jefferson, a member of the gentry of Old Virginia, was always regarded as one of the best and brightest of his generation, a gentleman of the finest intellect, taste, and manners. Although Jefferson loved and was loyal to the Union, he was a Virginian first and an American second; Virginia, Jefferson avowed, was his “country.” This order of allegiance – State over Union, or “Society” over “the State” – was firmly rooted in the Old South. Accordingly, in the emerging conflict between the North and the South, Jefferson sided with his own country. “It is true that we are completely...
  • One Man and One Woman-Even in Indiana

    04/05/2015 10:07:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/5/15 | Karen Lees
    For the last 5500+ years, wedding ceremonies have been sacred—set apart as holy, and reserved only for those who qualify…one man and one woman. Since the beginning of time, it has been the absolute standard as a foundation of families, of our society, and of civilization as we know it. All civilizations that have violated that standard have eventually fallen, often with nothing left to show for their existence but rubble. As the rest of the world looked on in horror, all they had left were the hard lessons to be learned for their neighbor’s devastating mistakes. There is absolute...
  • I Have an Interesting Situation and need advice

    03/03/2014 12:00:35 PM PST · by lafroste · 95 replies
    me | 3/3/14 | lafroste
    I have run into an unusual situation. I have struck up a friendship with a philipina woman. However she is "employed" as a nanny by a couple from the UAE and is in Baltimore at the moment. The employers have confiscated her passport, work her 7 days a week with no days off or vacations. And pay her a nominal $9.00 per hour except they "hold" the money for her which amounts to $400.00 per week. (I haven't figured out the math on that one yet, since she is technically "on the job" 24 hours a day). What are her...
  • What Did Obama Tell Us On Spying?

    01/18/2014 1:36:15 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 18 replies
    The Market-ticker ^ | Jan. 18, 2014 | Karl Denninger
    Nice speech yesterday? Well, not really. There are some points on which I agree with the President, which is a shocker all on its own. For instance, I agree that we can spy on people outside the United States who are a threat to the country. We always have as a nation; this is not new. And, I agree with his change requiring a warrant before US phone records are accessed. That's a new one for the President, and it's a good one. However, what I didn't hear today was any reform on mass-collection itself, nor on penalties for lies...
  • Christians and July 4th. Thomas Jefferson: American Enigma

    07/04/2012 7:48:03 AM PDT · by se99tp · 9 replies
    Christian Concepts Daily ^ | July 4th, 2012 | Warren Throckmorton
    Jefferson was a man of rare intellectual gifts and many political accomplishments. For modern Christians, Jefferson poses some troubling paradoxes. While it may be appealing to Christians to aggrandize Jefferson, we need to see the man for the enigma he was.
  • Obama Omits ‘Creator’ When Citing ‘Inalienable Rights’ of LGBTs

    06/21/2011 7:27:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    ( – In a statement released Friday, President Barack Obama declared that "LGBT persons are endowed with" what he called "inalienble rights," but ommited the word "Creator" from what clearly was an allusion to the famous language of the Declaration of Independence.The president's June 17 statement was in response to a U.N. resolution on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity. “(T)his marks a significant milestone in the long struggle for equality, and the beginning of a universal recognition that LGBT persons are endowed with the same inalienable rights -- and entitled to the same protections -- as all human beings,” the statement said.The Declaration of Independence reads: “We...
  • Even more: Obama omits "Creator" from Declaration (more than 4 times)

    10/20/2010 3:36:01 PM PDT · by mikalasukala · 21 replies
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | October 20, 2010 | Consigliere5
    During the past two months, I've read several articles about Obama omitting the phrase "by their Creator" when quoting from the Declaration of Independence. Most of these articles have pointed out three examples. I've found a few more which I'll quote from below. Note: that Obama likes to use "inalienable" instead of "unalienable" (see bottom of this post)
  • Did anyone just see Sarah Palin on the Factor just now? (vanity)

    05/06/2010 5:51:40 PM PDT · by Borges · 149 replies · 3,106+ views
    She mentioned a couple of times that The Constitution talks about 'inalienable rights'. Conflating the Constitution with the DOI has to be one of the most irritable trends in contemporary civic life. Most people quote them interchangeably. Anyone else bothered by how common this is?
  • Absolutism Redux (Be very afraid - Cass Sunstein)

    09/10/2009 3:49:07 PM PDT · by khnyny · 20 replies · 2,172+ views
    NationalReviewOnline ^ | December 13, 2004 | Tom G. Palmer
    You owe your life — and everything else — to the sovereign. The rights of subjects are not natural rights, but merely grants from the sovereign. There is no right even to complain about the actions of the sovereign, except insofar as the sovereign allows the subject to complain. These are the principles of unlimited, arbitrary, and absolute power, the principles of such rulers as Louis XIV. Intellectuals have assiduously promoted them; think of Jean Bodin and Thomas Hobbes. A new intellectual champion of absolutism has now emerged. Mild-mannered University of Chicago law professor Cass Sunstein has been advancing the...
  • Abortion

    11/13/2007 5:34:21 PM PST · by Semper · 199 replies · 138+ views
    Vanity | Nov 13, 2007 | Semper
    One of the most dangerous political considerations today is that of abortion; it is a most divisive subject. Many in this arena are motivated by religious beliefs. Just in case anyone has forgotten, we are not a theocracy – our founding fathers wanted religion left to the churches and the government left to the most qualified. Those who fanatically oppose the medical procedure of abortion refer to themselves as “pro-life”, implying that those who do not agree with them do not value life as much as they do (a most arrogant state of mind) . To believe so strongly in...
  • Freeper Investigation: Original Intent and Constitutional Jurisprudence

    09/18/2005 9:30:23 PM PDT · by betty boop · 204 replies · 2,964+ views
    Freeper Research Project | September 19, 2005 | Jean F. Drew
    Freeper Investigation: Original Intent and Constitutional Jurisprudence by Jean F. Drew English and Anglo-American law’s core principle is the opposition to abusive power as exercised by the state. As Dan Gifford writes in “The Conceptual Foundations of Anglo-American Jurisprudence in Religion and Reason,” “The law is not the law regardless if it be good, bad, or indifferent. There is a higher moral law, originating within ancient Jewish law, which requires individual responsibility for opposing evil and promoting goodness. It is from this basic tenet that English law and Anglo-American law embody the following principle: The individual has rights against the...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Rush Answers Abortion Question

    07/08/2005 6:06:03 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 118 replies · 3,290+ views ^ | 7/8/05 | Rush Limbaugh
    I've saved this and the response to it for today, Open Line Friday, to share with you. This woman is a subscriber at She said, "Rush..." Her name is Anita. "Rush, I'm a die-hard fan. Though I was raised to support a woman's right to choose, since becoming a mother and listening to you over these many years, I've come to strongly believe that abortion is wrong. But because I'm conservative and believe in property rights, I can't reconcile the government's involvement in the ultimate property right to your own body. Can you help me?" So I thought about...
  • Microsoft filters 'democracy' in China

    06/24/2005 7:21:17 AM PDT · by Srirangan · 13 replies · 456+ views
    Source: AsiaTimes HONG KONG - As China further tightens state controls over Internet use, overseas rights groups are criticizing US software giant Microsoft for agreeing to censor politically sensitive terms such as "democracy" and "human rights" from personal online diaries - known as blogs - written by Chinese citizens. The Paris-based press freedom group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said it had confirmed that certain key words were now being censored from text posted by Chinese users to blogs hosted by Microsoft's MSN Spaces service. "When a Chinese blogger attempts to post a message containing terms such as 'democracy', 'Dalai Lama',...
  • Terri Schiavo's Slow Painful Death Begins

    03/18/2005 7:06:36 PM PST · by freeholland · 95 replies · 2,965+ views
    With the court ordered removal of Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube, begins the slow painful death of not only the valuable life a beautiful defenseless young woman, whose parents cry out for the opportunity to care for her, but also the death of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness as we know it?.! Not one person on earth can survive without food and water for more than a couple of weeks. If our food and water is taken from any one of us, we will die a slow painful death of starvation. Yet in Terri Schiavo’s case, food and water...
  • Patriot Act II: Pro-safety, or anti-freedom?

    12/05/2004 10:36:49 AM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 53 replies · 2,085+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 5, 2004 | Ron Strom
    HOMELAND INSECURITY Patriot Act II – is it a prudent step to stem terrorist activity in the U.S. and protect the homeland, or a Draconian measure designed to strip the last vestiges of freedom from the American landscape? Such is the question increasingly on the minds of Internet users, many of whom come down squarely on the side of legal experts who warn of the legislation's danger. Though an actual bill to further expand federal law-enforcement powers has not been introduced, activists for months have communicated online about what they see as potential Nazi-like developments. The first USA Patriot Act...

    07/04/2004 8:01:52 AM PDT · by redhead · 5 replies · 253+ views
    Vanity | July 4, 2004 | Self
    FREE TO CHOOSE</font color> Amid all the celebrations and the cookouts, something occurred to me about the holiday we celebrate today. The idea came from the pastor’s homily at Mass this morning. Today, of course, the trend of the message was “freedom.” Father spoke of the freedoms we all have, and named “…life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness…” as those rights that couldn’t be taken away from human beings anywhere, born into whatever circumstances they might. He named another right, though…one I hadn’t heard mentioned, but which had immediacy, considering where his audience was seated. Father spoke of the...
  • The Traditional American Christian

    08/26/2003 4:16:38 AM PDT · by Fearless Flyers · 123 replies · 260+ views ^ | 08-26-03 | Matthew B. Rogers
    The Traditional American Christian By Matthew B. Rogers The traditional American is not always considered a good Christian. They practice their faith when it suits them. One instance where it suits them very well is when it comes time to protect their inalienable rights. Christians don’t separate their rights from God, and keep both out of mans reach. This has kept Americans protected for more than two centuries. When the federal Government starts screwing with God, they are reaching for the forbidden fruit and screwing with everyone’s rights. This is happening in Montgomery Alabama, with the controversy over the Ten...