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  • The Real Reason for the Anti-Trump Demonstrations

    11/19/2016 2:00:41 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 33 replies
    Intellectual Takeout ^ | 11-16-16 | Martin Cothran
    The anti-Trump demonstrations we now see in the streets are not just examples of the immaturity of many modern secular liberals, who seem to think that everyone else is somehow obligated to agree with them. They’re also a symptom of the distorted influence politics now exercises over our culture. But in addition to being a symptom of our culture, the dominance of politics in every aspect of life is also a consequence of liberalism itself. The tendency of liberalism has always been to politicize everything. Thanks to liberalism, we have a politicized media that has abandoned journalistic standards in a...
  • Look! Two of the lowest rated Republican senators were defeated on Tuesday!!

    11/11/2016 12:08:56 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 47 replies
    Kirk and Ayotte! Progress! Goes to show that despite the Establishment rhetoric, moderates are more easily taken out by democrats!
  • Sen. Mark Kirk questions opponent’s American heritage in Illinois debate

    10/27/2016 9:05:48 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/27/16 | Mike DeBonis
    In a stunning moment during a Thursday night debate, an embattled U.S. senator cast doubt on his opponent’s military and ethnic heritage. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), seeking to unseat GOP Sen. Mark Kirk in Illinois, invoked her family’s military service while answering a debate question.
  • WIKILEAKS: The Smoking Gun On The Iran Deal; Podesta Thinks Nuclear War Is Coming

    10/14/2016 4:59:40 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 100 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 10/14/16
    John Anzalone to John Podesta (quoting Sen. Kirk of IL): “This agreement condemns the next generation to cleaning up a nuclear war in the Persian Gulf… This is the greatest appeasement since Chamberlain gave Czechoslovakia to Hitler.” John Podesta's reply: "Yup." [link to wikileaks.org (secure)]  
  • Obama to head to Chicago to raise cash for Dems (Heads up Chgo metro Freepers)

    10/05/2016 3:00:11 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    The Daily Times ^ | Oct 4, 2016
    Posted: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 7:39 pm The Latest: Obama to head to Chicago to raise cash for Dems President Barack Obama is headed for his home town of Chicago this weekend to raise some cash for Hillary Clinton's campaign and for Democrats in the U.S. House. The president also will attend a Sunday campaign event for Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth, who's challenging Republican Sen. Mark Kirk. The White House says Obama will travel to Chicago on Friday and return to the White House on Sunday.
  • Democrat Senate Candidate Lies About Refugees

    08/28/2016 6:31:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Polizette ^ | August 28, 2016 | Kathryn Blackhurst
    Says they’re all orphans and widows because the men are 'all dead' Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth from Illinois blatantly misled attendees at a forum this week when she claimed that the United States does not accept military-aged male Syrian refugees into the country. Duckworth, who is running against incumbent Republican Sen. Mark Kirk for his Senate seat, said Wednesday at a roundtable event with the Illinois Farm Bureau that the U.S. predominantly accepts Syrian women and children who are widows and orphans. Duckworth went on to imply there are “no men of military age” brought into the United States under...
  • Humanist Weddings Outstrip Church of Scotland Ceremonies for First Time

    08/19/2016 8:26:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 18, 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    The number of weddings being performed by the Church of Scotland slipped below the number of humanist ceremonies taking place for the first time last year, latest figures have shown. The decline in church weddings is yet another indication of declining support for the increasingly liberal Kirk. According to figures from the National Records of Scotland 4,290 Humanist wedding ceremonies took place in Scotland in 2015, of which approximately 80 percent (3,378) were conducted by the Humanist Society Scotland (HSS).
  • Morning Spin: Sen. Kirk now mum on write-in for president

    08/15/2016 8:37:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Facing a tough re-election battle, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has decided a better strategy is to play defense against the two major-party nominees than to discuss who he’ll write in for president. Surrounded by volunteers, Kirk started a bus tour Sunday at Buckingham Fountain that will last about two weeks. The tour will include fundraising visits and a stop at the traditional Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair on Wednesday in Springfield. Kirk is being challenged by two-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, of Hoffman Estates. Kirk is viewed nationally as perhaps the most vulnerable GOP Senate incumbent,...
  • Kirk, Dold, Radogno stand with leftist groups in support of illegal immigration(RINOS ALERT)

    08/11/2016 5:41:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    ILLINOIS REVIEW ^ | AUGUST 10, 2016
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Kirk, Dold, Radogno stand with leftist groups in support of illegal immigration CHICAGO – U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R) together with U.S. Congressman Bob Dold (R) and Illinois State Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R) participated in a panel today for illegal immigration liberalization. The panel was hosted by the left-wing Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) and FWD.us, an advocacy organization started by wealthy Democrat businessmen Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Reid Hoffman. Calling illegal immigration "the American Dream," Kirk argued that that it "unlocks human potential faster and better than any other," and that he...
  • First un-endorsement -- Sen. Mark Kirk. "I cannot and will not support my party's nominee [tr]

    06/07/2016 1:06:41 PM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    AP via Twitter ^ | June 7, 2016 | Erica Werner
    First un-endorsement -- Sen. Mark Kirk. "I cannot and will not support my party's nominee for President."
  • A Choice Not An Echo

    02/16/2016 11:43:19 AM PST · by don-o · 13 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | 11/4/2012 | Bradley J. Birzer
    One of the little known aspects of recent American history is that Russell Kirk served as one of Barry Goldwater's most important intellectual advisors, 1959-1964. The two talked frequently, met frequently, and strategized frequently. In private and public, Goldwater acknowledged Kirk's role a number of times. Only recently, however, did I discover that Kirk wrote a number of speeches for Goldwater. The one that intrigued me most (as Goldwater praised Kirk innumerable times for writing it; Goldwater considered it one of the best speeches he ever delivered) was the talk that Goldwater gave in February 1962. After a very exhausting...
  • Mark Kirk is first Republican senator to call for vote on Garland

    03/19/2016 7:48:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 18, 2016 | Mike DeBomis
    Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois on Friday became the first Republican senator to call for an up-or-down vote on Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, saying on a Chicago radio show that his colleagues ought to “just man up and cast a vote.” That Kirk would be first to break with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other GOP colleagues, who believe the next president should pick the replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia, is not particularly surprising: Kirk was already one of two Republican senators, with Susan Collins of Maine, to call for hearings.
  • Civilization without Religion?

    02/23/2016 6:37:51 AM PST · by don-o · 19 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | Sep 24, 2012 | Russell Kirk
    snip To understand these words "civilization" and "culture," the best book to read is T. S. Eliot's slim volume Notes Towards a Definition of Culture (1948). Once upon a time I commended that book to President Richard Nixon, in a private discussion of modern disorders, as the one book which he ought to read for guidance in his high office. Man is the only creature possessing culture, as distinguished from instinct; and if culture is effaced, so is the distinction between man and the brutes that perish. "Art is man's nature," in Edmund Burke's phrase; and if the human arts,...
  • Why supporting Donald Trump is not a betrayal of "conservatism."

    01/25/2016 6:39:44 AM PST · by AndyJackson · 96 replies
    vanity | 1/25/2016 | myself
    Today we learn from Jim Robinson of a movement afoot to proselytize among the so-called conservatives here to abandon Free Republic. This is but another effort by the supporters of Ted Cruz to squirm out of the Trump's closing in on the Republican nomination, and, perhaps the presidency. If the close is forestalled, and they SCREAM loudly enough in block capital letter that TRUMPIZOIDS ARE INSANE they will see Trump for what he is and the nomination will go to Cruz. They even project idiocies such as Trump's supporters would overlook it if he killed 500 puppies on TV with...
  • Russell Kirk as a Political Theorist

    01/07/2016 8:55:52 AM PST · by don-o · 4 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | 11/1/12 | John East
    In Kirk's view the main Roots of modern political theory are found in the spirit of the Renaissance and in the mind of the Enlightenment. He connects the former with "the theological and moral confusion from which our society has suffered since the sixteenth century."[7] More specifically, Kirk explains, "In some ages - the period we call the Renaissance conspicuous among these - the overweening ego claims too much."[8] The problem is essentially one of pride, the most ancient and cardinal of vices and evils: "Man was only a little lower than the angels...having it within his power to become...
  • Burke Not Buckley

    01/03/2016 2:45:18 PM PST · by TBP · 39 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | April 9, 2013 | CARL T. BOGUS
    Conservatives are engaged in deep introspection these days. As they reconsider their direction, they would do well to look back to the formative period of their movement. They may find something there of great value—something many conservatives think their movement embraced, but in truth rejected. By 1952, liberal candidates had not only captured the last five Democratic presidential nominations but the past five Republican nominations as well. Most observers considered conservatism dead—a philosophy unsuited for modern times. A small number of intellectuals disagreed. They believed that—if redefined—conservatism might be resuscitated. But they passionately disagreed about how it should be redefined....
  • Cruz raves about Star Wars

    01/01/2016 3:26:58 PM PST · by Isara · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/1/16 | Sarah Westwood
    Sen. Ted Cruz kicked off the new year by gushing about the new Star Wars movie and his favorite super-hero comic books. "Ever since I was a little kid, I would read comic books and grew up on sci-fi," Cruz said an interview set to air Saturday with "Geek Tank Radio," a show broadcast on a local Memphis radio station. The hosts of the show promised not to ask him any questions about politics, pledging instead to stick to "geek topics." "I'm very much an original Star Trek guy rather than a Next Generation guy," Cruz said, later admitting his...
  • Mark Kirk sides with U.S. Senate Democrats on gun rights (Illinois)

    12/06/2015 7:12:58 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    ILLINOIS REVIEW ^ | Dec 5, 2015
    Saturday, December 05, 2015 ILLINOIS Kirk sides with U.S. Senate Democrats on gun rights WASHINGTON DC - During four crucial votes on Second Amendment issues, U.S. Senator Mark Kirk departed from the Republican majority last week in D.C. Illinois' junior senator chose instead to vote with senior Senator Dick Durbin and the Democrat minority. Kirk was the only Republican to vote with Democrats on the following votes on December 3:
  • 3 GOP Senators oppose clause in ACA repeal bill to defund Planned Parenthood

    12/03/2015 2:58:39 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 37 replies
    Becker's Hospital Review ^ | 3 December 2015 | Tamara Rosin
    The latest bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act contains a provision to strip federal funding to Planned Parenthood. Three Republican Senators want to remove the item, according to The Hill. Republican Senators Mark Kirk (Ill.) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) have filed an amendment with Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) that would remove the Planned Parenthood provision from the reconciliation proposal currently on the Senate floor. As is, the repeal bill aims to block federal funding for Planned Parenthood for one year and reallocate the money to other community health centers, according to the report. Republican leaders have conveyed confidence they...
  • Fusionism, 60 Years Later

    11/08/2015 3:27:22 PM PST · by TBP · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | JONAH GOLDBERG
    Who lost the libertarians?” It’s a question you hear a lot from conservatives of late. The reason should be obvious to anyone who has followed the conservative movement’s internecine intellectual frictions over the last decade — or decades. Self-described libertarians are a minority, even among the ranks of people one could properly describe as libertarian. On many, or even most, contentious public-policy issues — economics, gun rights, health care, free speech, regulation, constitutional interpretation — most support for the libertarian position actually comes from people who describe themselves as conservatives. In other words, conservatives tend to be libertarian, but libertarians...