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  • John F. Kennedy’s Right Answer For Our Future

    01/16/2017 8:57:40 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 1/16/17 | Mike Dempsey
    “Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.” -John F. Kennedy, 1958 This quote is bantered around a lot on the internet by some who, I’m guessing, are middle-of-the-road or don’t like all the animosity between the parties. What most of us who yearn for less conflict blissfully overlook is an omitted sentence before the quote and Kennedy’s challenge at the end of his speech. First, his quote in the speech is prefaced...
  • Feds Order Colleges to Stop Checking Criminal/School Discipline History Because it Discriminates

    05/25/2016 10:54:26 AM PDT · by detective · 60 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | MAY 20, 2016
    Truncated title. Full title: Feds Order Colleges to Stop Checking Criminal/School Discipline History Because it Discriminates Against Minorities The Obama administration has ordered the nation’s colleges and universities to stop asking applicants about criminal and school disciplinary history because it discriminates against minorities. Institutions are also being asked to offer those with criminal records special support services such as counseling, mentoring and legal aid once enrolled. The government’s official term for these perspective students is “justice-involved individuals” and the new directive aims to remove barriers to higher education for the overwhelmingly minority population that’s had encounters with the law or...
  • Private Property Rights - A Basic Premise of America's Constitution

    10/21/2012 3:30:40 PM PDT · by loveliberty2 · 8 replies
    Our Ageless Constitution ^ | 1987 & 2008 | Stedman & Lewis
    Private Property Rights - A basic Premise Of America's Constitution Tired of having the fruits of their labors confiscated by an overpowering British government, America's Founders declared themselves free and independent. Most American schoolchildren can recite their claim that ". all men are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights ... to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Less familiar, however, are these lines from their Declaration of Independence: "He ( King George III ) has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance .......
  • Obama’s America — and ours

    07/25/2012 11:10:43 AM PDT · by duckln · 1 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7/24/12 | Pat Buchanan
    From Jamestown in 1607 to Yorktown in 1781, there was no federal government. There was no United States. Yet generations of colonists had built forts, cleared lands, created farms, established workshops. Americans fed, clothed and housed themselves, creating one of the highest standards of living on earth for 3 million people. How could the U.S. government have built the roads and bridges if the U.S. government did not exist before 1789? There were no public schools until the 19th century. Colleges were the creations of religious denominations. The Pell grant had not yet been invented.
  • New Video “If I Wanted America to Fail…” Exposes Democrat Plan to Destroy America

    04/24/2012 4:53:25 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 24,2012 | Jim Hoft
    This powerful video exposing the Democrat Party’s plans for America is making the rounds on the internet. –You must watch this video–
  • Soros: The Chinese Model Of Suppressing Individuals Could Become The Envy Of The World

    03/10/2011 7:32:01 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 03/09/11 | Courtney Comstock
    Soros: The Chinese Model Of Suppressing Individuals Could Become The Envy Of The World Courtney Comstock Apparently, Soros is considering the possibility that people might some day want to be censored and live in a socialist society like China's. He said yesterday at the Traveller’s Club in Paris, according to Dealbook: “The world does need order, and that order needs maintenance. The idea that markets can correct their excesses turned out to be false. “Perfect order and global governance are not realistic expectations. However, it is a sad fact that Western democracies provide less successful leadership than China.”
  • Individuals see health insurance costs jump

    06/21/2010 5:30:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/21/10 | Susan Heavey
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. health insurers are raising prices by an average of 20 percent for adults age 64 and younger who buy their own policies, according to a survey released by a nonprofit healthcare group on Monday. Such premium cost increases affected more than three-quarters of the 14 million adults who buy their own health plans and caused some to either seek a cheaper option with fewer benefits or switch insurers altogether, the Kaiser Family Foundation study showed. The findings come as the Obama administration works with insurers to implement some of the new rules under the recently passed...
  • The Moral Case Against Health Care Reform

    03/23/2010 4:30:06 AM PDT · by Scanian · 255+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 23, 2010 | Andrew Foy, MD
    The greatest expansion of American government and the social welfare state since the Great Society passed the House Sunday night. Opponents recognize that this bill violates the most important principles of American government, and as such, is immoral. In a free society, does one individual's needs constitute another individual's obligation to provide? The answer is no; rather, it is the duty of free individuals to decide what and whose needs appear most important to them. In a free society, the individual is of supreme importance and should not to be used as a means to society's ends. The individual has...
  • Health Care and Our Inalienable Rights

    01/02/2010 3:30:14 AM PST · by Scanian · 273+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | January 02, 2010 | Scott Lazarowitz
    With threats from federal officials to seize control over the health care system and further intrude into our private matters, many Americans are trying to find ways to protect their lives and liberty. Given America's dysfunctional economic situation that the federal government caused and has been making worse, government can only make the health care system go from dysfunctional to despotic. The regulations, mandates, and restrictions currently in place already violate the individual citizen's God-given, inalienable natural rights to "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" referred to in the Declaration of Independence.
  • Health care is not a group service

    08/29/2009 2:56:36 AM PDT · by Scanian · 1 replies · 215+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 29, 2009 | Michael Keehn
    Healthcare is a personal service, not a group service such as National Defense, Law Enforcement, and Fire Suppression. Each of those entities do not serve the individual, they serve the community as a whole. The police are under no obligation to protect you personally; if you need that, you need to hire someone. Fire departments suppress fire for the good of the area; if your building needs to be sacrificed so be it. Should you need better protection, again, you need to have your own equipment and staff. The Armed Forces? Well, 9/11 should tell you that even with their...
  • It takes a village to make a pencil (Some real-world economics, here)

    03/05/2009 7:49:49 AM PST · by El Gringo · 8 replies · 1,598+ views
    Economics versus Politics: Never the twain shall meet ^ | 5 March 2009 | El Gringo (aka JWThinkwright)
    In ‘The Vision of the Anointed’(p.254), Thomas Sowell powerfully observes that the msnufacture of the lowly pencil is vastly beyond the capability of a single person. There are those who select, harvest and prepare the wood; those who find, extract, and prepare the graphite; those who shape and assemble the parts; those who package, transport, sell, etc. Each works within a limited “circle of knowledge.” The sum of these circles cannot possibly be invested in a single individual; further, the participants must must all work, autonomously, and voluntarily as a team. They probably work within a web of trusting relationships...
  • Individual's Right to Bear Arms at Issue

    03/17/2008 3:55:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 96 replies · 1,399+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 3-17-2008 | MARK SHERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court gets to write on a blank slate when it takes up the meaning of the Second Amendment "right to keep and bear arms" and the District of Columbia's ban on handguns. The nine justices have said almost nothing about gun rights, and their predecessors have likewise given no definitive answer to whether the Constitution protects an individual's right to own guns or whether that right is somehow tied to service in a state militia. The case that will be argued Tuesday is among the most closely watched of the term, drawing 68 briefs from...
  • 9/11: 5 years after attack, a look at how we've changed – as individuals, as a nation

    09/02/2006 1:47:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 712+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 9/2/06 | Pauline Arrillaga - ap
    Five years. Is it enough time to begin moving on? A widow's bed still feels empty, but she can balance the checkbook. She can function without him. In some ways. Is it enough time for the physical scars to mend? A crater remains where the towers soared, but the hum of construction promises new life, one day, in the void. Time heals, or so the saying goes. But when the hurt is so great, so unlike anything we've ever known, how much time does it take? And how much change does that time bring, to us as a nation and...
  • Armed Services YMCA Recognizes Supporting Individuals, Organiztions

    05/12/2006 5:19:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 208+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, May 11, 2006 – The Armed Services YMCA honored individuals and organizations for their support of military families in 2005 at its 19th Annual Recognition Luncheon here today. Bryce Moorehouse, 11, shows Navy Force Master Chief Dave Pennington his art contest entry that earned first place during the Armed Services YMCA 19th Annual Recognition Luncheon in Washington. Bryce's mother, Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Andrea Palermo, is stationed at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The ASYMCA provides social and support services for military families, organization officials said. Last...
  • CA: State piling tax burden on individuals

    04/16/2006 11:04:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 528+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 4/16/06 | Steve Geissinger
    SACRAMENTO — As Californians hit the tax deadline, an independent think tank is handing voters political ammunition in an election year — the burden of funding state services has shifted from corporate to personal income taxpayers in the past two decades. And Democratic Treasurer Phil Angelides — the only gubernatorial candidate talking about closing corporate tax loopholes and taxing the wealthy — has sunk to underdog status in the polls. "New, increased and expanded corporate tax breaks and the 1996 corporate rate reduction are responsible for the decline in the share of state revenues provided by the corporate income tax,"...
  • Sean Hannity Arrested? ACLU Out of Control! - (stalking Hannity because he supports MinuteMen!)

    06/07/2005 9:38:01 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 55 replies · 3,354+ views
    For years the American Civil Liberties Union has pushed its agenda in terms of what the Constitution “really says,” and what freedom “really means” through judicial extortion. In 1978, the Supreme Court exempted the ACLU from the “ambulance chasing” prohibitions that apply to nearly every other lawyer in the country. Over the years this has enabled the ACLU’s legions of pro bono attorneys to target various organizations they feel are vulnerable to their lawsuits, to dredge the ranks of the “offended” until they can find someone who will agree to let the ACLU stick their name at the top of...
  • The Arizona Minutemen III: The Everyman Among Us

    04/22/2005 8:44:18 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 25 replies · 1,096+ views
    In The Arizona Minutemen II, I mentioned that Arizona’s Minuteman Project is restoring the concept of Militia in its proper light, and that the mission of any Militia is that – made up of everyday constituents – Militias of everyday constituents have always been the first line of defense. Adding power to this concept is the resonant idea of putting more cops on the street, the official equivalent to constituent-manned Militia. Sheer numbers with legal authority both have. President Clinton enunciated this policy when he promised 100,000 new officers on the street, though it never became a reality, even as...
  • U.S. Needs To Learn Patience [in Iraq]

    11/30/2004 10:56:08 AM PST · by forty_years · 11 replies · 1,204+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | 11/30/04 | Daniel Pipes
    In a petition to the Iraqi electoral commission, an array of Sunni and Kurdish political parties and individuals on November 26 called for a six-month delay in Iraq's national elections for two reasons: "To address the current security situation and to complete the necessary administrative, technical, and systematic arrangements."The interim Iraqi government, with American support, quickly rejected this appeal and a spokesman for the Shiites insisted that the planned date of January 30, 2005, is "non-negotiable." But there are good reasons to postpone the vote until Iraq is truly ready for it, even if that is months or years away.While...
  • No Big Deal if G.W. Bush Loses the Election to Kerry

    07/23/2004 2:23:41 PM PDT · by beyond the sea · 105 replies · 2,894+ views
    self ^ | 7/23/04 | self
    Sorry about the title folks, I thought that would get some attention. I was on a thread this morning: RICH: 'MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE' MORE PARTISAN THAN 'FAHRENHEIT 911'. It explained that this movie being brought out by the lefty/socialist/Democrat Hollywood may have even a greater negative influence on the election than Moore's pile of lies. It is obvious to all of us that this effort to beat our President George Bush and ruin the direction of conservatism by the lefty institutions in this country has never been so diligent and so focused. The mainstream news media has become so blatantly left...

    04/22/2004 7:21:31 AM PDT · by An.American.Expatriate · 2 replies · 547+ views
    UN 1267 Committee ^ | unknown | 1267 Committee
    THE NEW CONSOLIDATED LIST OF INDIVIDUALS AND ENTITIES BELONGING TO OR ASSOCIATED WITH THE TALIBAN AND AL-QAIDA ORGANISATION AS ESTABLISHED AND MAINTAINED BY THE 1267 COMMITTEE Composition of the listThe list consists of the five sections/tables specified below:A. The list of individuals belonging to or associated with the TalibanB. The list of entities belonging to or associated with the TalibanC. The list of individuals belonging to or associated with the Al-Qaida organisationD. The list of entities belonging to or associated with the Al-Qaida organisationE. Individuals and entities that have been removed from the list pursuant to a decision by...