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  • Five Words that Scare the Hell out of Socialists: 'Operation Win at the Door'

    11/12/2018 9:25:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2018 | Lindsay Marie
    Generation Z may be the heir to a bankrupt social security system and over $21.6 trillion of debt, but unlike generations before them, they aren’t buying into socialism, and they aren’t kicking the can down the road.  A student army, nine years in the making, descended into state house districts across the United States, knocked on over 1 million doors, and clinched 35 midterm wins for libertarian-leaning candidates as part of a project called “Operation Win at the Door.”  Operation Win at the Door was the brainchild of Young Americans for Liberty (“YAL”) President Cliff Maloney Jr. Originally developed from...
  • Ben Garrison's Latest: How Not to Vote

    11/06/2018 10:47:26 AM PST · by arista · 7 replies
    grrrgraphics.com ^ | 11/5/18 | Ben Garrison
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  • Candace Owens Gives A Brilliant Speech, Leaves Audience SPEECHLESS (Video - WOW)

    11/04/2018 7:25:50 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    Youtube ^ | Candace Owens
    Video LinkThis young lady is amazing. I knew she was going places, but I did not know her story until I watched this video.It's not short, at almost 28 minutes, but it is well worth a watch IMHO.
  • John Taylor Gatto: Remembering America's Most Courageous Teacher (Homeschool Hero, and more)

    10/29/2018 3:27:58 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 32 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | Monday, October 29, 2018 | Brittany Hunter
    It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of a revolutionary educator, John Taylor Gatto. Gatto spent nearly 30 years as a teacher in the infamously rough New York City public school system. He was awarded New York City Teacher of the Year three consecutive years while also being recognized as New York State Teacher of the Year in 1991. Gatto understood that his students were not mere underlings, but individuals with unique skills and talents. Over the course of his career, Gatto was recognized by other educators for the rapport he had built with his...
  • Chris Wallace Thinks Thomas Jefferson Is a Threat to America & Other Attacks on Liberty

    10/28/2018 11:01:43 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 32 replies
    KrisAnneHall.com ^ | Oct. 27, 2018 | KrisAnne Hall
    The lunacy of the media, the irrational and unlawful behavior of the judiciary, believe it or not they are all tied together. Not ignorance, but willful denial of easily obtainable facts and the rule of law that you and I are bound to, but they seem to feel impervious to. George Washington, Thomas Paine, & Thomas Jefferson have some very stern words for us. Do we have ears to hear?
  • The Many Things that Democrats want to Ban (Running List)

    10/24/2018 7:09:32 PM PDT · by vannrox · 30 replies
    metallicman ^ | 25OCT18 | editorial staff
    This is a compilation of the many, many things that American Democrats (often radical totalitarian communists wearing the mantle of “progressive liberals”) want to ban. This is a running tabulated list that originated from an earlier post about busybodies. There, I argued that Social Justice Warriors (SJW) was just another name for a busybody. This is a set aside list tabulated by request. It supersedes the extensive list on an earlier post about busybodies. Remember, boys and girls, all bans are a restriction on freedom. Go ahead and shake your head in disbelief. These people are friggin’ lunatics. Ban...
  • Staten Island Statue of Liberty climber seeks jury trial; prosecutors oppose

    09/30/2018 6:24:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    silive ^ | 9/26/18 | Mira Wassef
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.-- The Staten Island lady who scaled Lady Liberty wants a group of her peers to decide her fate -- not a judge -- when her case heads for trial this fall. Therese Patricia Okoumou, 44, is asking for a jury trial, even though she does not have a legal right to one considering the "petty offenses" she is facing, according to court papers filed in Manhattan federal court. The St. George resident faces charges of trespassing, interfering with agency functions and disorderly conduct after climbing to the base of the landmark and refusing to get down, officials...
  • Trial date set for alleged Statue of Liberty climber

    08/30/2018 1:33:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    silive ^ | 8/28/18 | Paul Liotta
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A federal judge in Manhattan set a trial date Tuesday for the St. George woman accused of climbing the Statue of Liberty on the Fourth of July. Theresa Okoumou, who allegedly made her way to the base of the landmark, will have the chance to present her case to a jury on Nov. 5. Defense Attorney Ron Kuby, who is representing Okoumou, said his client is eager for her court date, calling the jury system, "the conscience of the people." She pleaded not guilty on July 5 to charges of trespassing, interfering with agency functions and...
  • Battlefield America: The Ongoing War on the American People

    08/24/2018 5:00:15 AM PDT · by vannrox · 35 replies
    Rutherford Institute ^ | 21AUG18 | John W. Whitehead
    “A government which will turn its tanks upon its people, for any reason, is a government with a taste of blood and a thirst for power and must either be smartly rebuked, or blindly obeyed in deadly fear.”—John Salter Police in a small Georgia town tasered a 5-foot-2, 87-year-old woman who was using a kitchen knife to cut dandelions for use in a recipe. Police claim they had no choice but to taser the old woman, who does not speak English but was smiling at police to indicate she was friendly, because she failed to comply with orders to put...
  • Where Does Brett Kavanaugh Stand on Religious Liberty? A Look at His Record

    07/11/2018 12:37:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/112018 | Michael Gryboski
    President Donald Trump announced on Monday evening that Judge Brett Kavanaugh is his pick to replace the retiring United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.Kavanaugh is already being hailed by many conservative groups as an excellent jurist while being vilified by many liberal organizations as a detriment to civil liberties.As a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2006, Kavanaugh has weighed in on many cases over the years, including a few that deal with religious freedom issues.Here are four cases that involved the issue of religious liberty in which Kavanaugh offered an...
  • Potential Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Has A Troubling Record On Religious Liberty

    07/10/2018 2:50:42 PM PDT · by frogjerk · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 5, 2018 | anonymous
    If Kavanaugh's views were adopted by other courts, then other frivolous claims attacking religion in the public square would have a better chance of being heard in federal courts. Ed Whelan of Bench Memos yesterday defended Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s jurisprudence in a host of areas, including religious liberty. I have great respect for Whelan. I have long been an admirer of his blog, checking it daily. But I fear he may be either working too hastily under time pressure, or blinded by his friendship with Kavanaugh, and in any case is mistaken in his defense of the judge’s religious-liberty jurisprudence....
  • Statue Of Liberty Climber Pleads Not Guilty, Stands By Stunt (Can she be sued?)

    07/09/2018 6:17:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 7/05/18
    **SNIP** The climb prompted a massive police response on a night when resources were needed to keep the city’s Fourth of July celebrations secure. “(Okoumou) staged a dangerous stunt that alarmed the public and endangered her own life and the lives of the (New York Police Department) officers who responded to the scene,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said in a statement. Thousands of visitors were escorted off Liberty Island during the drama. “Hopefully, they know that there are people, like Patricia, out there trying to protect their civil liberties,” Okoumou’s attorney Rhiya Trivedi said Thursday.
  • DNC Denounces Record Employment [semi-satire]

    07/08/2018 9:55:36 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 July 2018 | John Semmens
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ June jobs report showed that the US economy added 213,000 jobs—bringing the number of employed Americans to 155,576,000—the tenth record high of the Trump presidency. Democratic National Chairman and former Secretary of Labor under Obama, Tom Perez warned voters “to not be taken in by this mirage of the so-called good life.” “Remember, each person pushed into a 40-hour-a-week job has lost at least 40 hours of leisure time,” Perez pointed out. “Is this a trade-off that truly benefits everyone? Most jobs are boring. Many are dangerous. Shouldn’t the goal be to work toward the...
  • Liberty Is an Anti-Darwinian Concept

    07/05/2018 11:31:50 AM PDT · by fishtank · 110 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | The Fourth of July, 2018 | David F. Coppedge
    Liberty Is an Anti-Darwinian Concept David F. Coppedge July 4, 2018 The Darwinian worldview that allegedly freed people from ‘religion’ actually enslaves them to the worst kind of tyranny. In the United States today, Americans will celebrate Independence Day with parties, barbecues, and fireworks. Hopefully mixed in with the fun is some appreciation for the founding principles of America: * All men are created equal * Human rights * Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness * Liberty and justice for all * E pluribus unum (out of many, one) * In God we trust * The American dream All...
  • Deep Dive on the Declaration of Independence and its Relevance Today (AUDIO)

    07/04/2018 5:47:03 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1
    Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten ^ | 2018-07-04 | Ben Weingarten
    In honor of Independence Day, for this week’s Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten podcast I take a deep dive into the Declaration of Independence, discussing: -Its unique place in human history and the cause of freedom -The link between natural law and natural rights, faith and freedom -The Founders’ emphasis on virtue and morality to sustain a free system of limited government -Parallels between the charges laid out against King George III in the Declaration and modern America from the administrative state to sanctuary cities -The Founders’ views on slavery, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and failing to live up to...
  • Democrat Busybodies and the Destruction of Freedom

    07/02/2018 5:21:42 PM PDT · by vannrox · 2 replies
    Metallicman ^ | June 2018 | editorial staff
    Hey! Just for fun, I went on Google and typed the words “Democrat ban”. Why are democrat busybodies so active in banning things? It came back with millions upon millions of entries. I did it on Bing, Duckduckgo, and a few others. In every instance, the results were astounding. Heck! Why are busybodies permitted to go on like they do? What do these busybodies expect to accomplish by to taking people’s money away and banning things? What is their malfunction? Busybodies. It’s all pretty messed up… Freedom Now, to be fair, the Republicans are also out to ban things. It...
  • Growing #Walkaway movement may threaten Dems

    07/01/2018 11:18:25 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1 Jul, 2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Could a gay hairdresser from New York City set off a mass exodus from the Democratic Party? A hashtag and a growing wave (not a blue one) of videos on YouTube and Facebook signal that the Democrats finally have gotten too crazy for at least some of their formerly faithful supporters. Celina Farber of the Epoch Times catalogues a growing wave of revolt against Democrats’ embrace of socialism and no borders and general insanity under the rubric of #Walkaway: Once upon a time, I was a liberal. Well, to be honest, less than a year ago, I was still a...
  • Freedom’s Essential Hierarchy

    06/24/2018 7:23:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    Have Americans forgotten that freedom makes getting along easier? We do not all have to like each other. We do not even all have to be nice to each other. We just don’t have license to hit or hornswoggle our fellows. Hate speech may be bad, but it is hate assaults — not talk — that should be punished by law. This distinction, between talk and act, is important. One way to look at it is to accept it as a “hierarchy.” And when it comes to hierarchy, you cannot get more deep into it than in thinking theologically. Which...
  • Congress To Give Jeff Sessions More Power To Ban Whatever Substance He Doesn't Like

    06/23/2018 9:00:01 PM PDT · by vannrox · 30 replies
    libertyblitzkrieg.com ^ | 21jun18 | Michael Krieger
    Authored by Michael Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Allowing government to arbitrarily determine which substances human beings can put into their own bodies is one of the most idiotic things a society can do. As such, its no surprise Congress is salivating at the prospect of furthering this travesty by giving additional discretion on the matter to drug war-crazed loon, Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Reason published an excellent article on the topic in yesterday’s piece: Congress Wants To Give Jeff Sessions Unprecedented New Drug War Powers. Here are some key excerpts: If you think the Department of Justice has more than...
  • President Trump's Place in the History of the Struggle for Liberty.

    06/15/2018 9:33:04 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 2 replies
    Fellow Citizens of Freedom, America’s Founding Fathers imbued the nation with a deep seated understanding of and passion for Liberty that is an inspiration to the world. As an Australian active in 1945 commemoration in Indonesia, a nation which won independence in that year, I am a huge admirer of Douglas MacArthur. In an open letter to President Trump, I examine America’s enduring spirit of freedom and linked capacity for self-examination and redirection. I hope you will read my letter at the blog (https://freedom-demokrasi-and-civilised-humanity.com/2018/06/15/open-letter-to-the-leader-of-the-free-world-our-common-heritage-defending-freedom-today/) and discuss it here. Geoff Fox