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  • What would Patrick Henry's opinion of the Incorporation Doctrine be?

    04/07/2018 10:49:08 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    Founding Father Patrick Henry famously proclaimed "I smell a rat!" What did it smell like? What was that rat's name? What was the rat's color: brown or grey? What was the rat's purpose? The rat's purpose really is the only important question here. I asked the other questions mainly in jest. Welcome to the 6th and final posting in this series examining the claims that progressives make in regard to Marbury vs Madison. In parts 1 through 5, I mainly examined some of the inconsistencies relating to the progressives' claims. Here in part 6 I highlight where the problem actually...
  • What is the purpose of a bill of rights anyways? To expand government? Or to limit it?

    04/04/2018 5:20:51 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 22 replies
    In parts 1 through 4 of this series (Scroll to the bottom for more detail about the parts) I have been examining progressivism and its relation (or lack therof) to the 1803 court ruling Marbury vs Madison. Here in part 5, I just want to ask two questions. First, what is the purpose of a bill of rights? We could be talking about the Bill of Rights of the Federal Constitution, or the Bill of Rights that exists in your State constitution. It doesn't matter really, where that bill of rights happens to exist. What is it for: Is it...
  • Why conservatives and progressives cannot compromise with each other. One must win, one must lose.

    01/09/2018 4:44:48 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 19 replies
    In his book The Promise of American Life, Herbert Croly wrote the following: (page 29) But although Hamilton is much the finer man and much the sounder thinker and statesman, there were certain limitations in his ideas and sympathies the effects of which have been almost as baleful as the effects of Jefferson's intellectual superficiality and insincerity. He perverted the American national idea almost as much as Jefferson perverted the American democratic idea, and the proper relation of these two fundamental conceptions one to another cannot be completely understood until this double perversion is corrected. To make Hamilton and Jefferson...
  • Undermining America

    10/25/2017 6:24:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Our nation's leftist progressives have long sought to undermine the American values expressed in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Though typical Democrats and Republicans do not have this leftist hate for our nation, they have been willing accomplices in undermining the most basic value the Founding Fathers sought to promote -- limited government. Leftists have had their greatest successes in undermining American values on the nation's college campuses. Derelict and dishonest college administrators, professors and boards of trustees have given them carte blanche. Let's look at some of it. Students at the University of Virginia want to remove the...
  • Stupid Hostile Media

    07/12/2017 5:23:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2017 | John Stossel
    President Donald Trump drives people crazy. Especially those in the media. They hate him so much, they leap on every anti-Trump rumor. The Federalist's Jordyn Pair points out that the press repeatedly told us that a dozen Trump administration members were about to be fired, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Press Secretary Sean Spicer and strategists Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner. Months later, all still work for or with the administration. I actually wish Sessions had been fired, but Trump's staff reshufflings are no more frequent than those of other administrations, including President Obama's. The media so desperately want...
  • Republicans exempt their own insurance from their latest health care proposal

    04/26/2017 7:43:26 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 23 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/26/2017 | MSN
    Republican legislators want to keep popular Obamacare provisions for themselves and their staff. House Republicans appear to have included a provision that exempts Members of Congress and their staff from their latest health care plan. The new Republican amendment, introduced Tuesday night, would allow states to waive out of Obamacare’s ban on pre-existing conditions. This means that insurers could once again, under certain circumstances, charge sick people higher premiums than healthy people. Republican legislators liked this policy well enough to offer it in a new amendment. They do not, however, seem to like it enough to have it apply to...
  • Kill the Ryan bill! Repeal the unconstitutional Obamacare or let it go bust!

    03/24/2017 1:22:04 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 139 replies
    A no vote on RYANcare/GOPcare is a vote FOR constitutional government. Obamacare, RYANcare, RINOcare, GOPcare, Hillarycare, Trumpcare or ANY form of federal government mandated health care package is UNCONSTITUTIONAL! The constitution clearly reserves health care and health care insurance to the states and the PEOPLE! The founders did not establish the federal government to be a charity or to "care for" the personal needs of the citizens. The founders never intended to create a welfare state! The constitution was intended to severely RESTRICT the powers of the federal government and to leave most governing powers to the states and the...
  • Vanity: What to do when your nation is drowning in debt and about to go under for good

    03/11/2017 1:06:10 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 68 replies
    March 11, 2017 | Jim Robinson
    Our big spending national government—whether Republican, Democrat or whatever—ran up a national debt approaching ten trillion dollars during the 220 and some odd years prior to Obama taking office. During Obama’s 8 year term, our big spending government nearly doubled that debt. No one’s fault (cough, cough), but we and our posterity are now staring at an unbelievable, unmanageable, unsustainable, unpayable mountain of twenty trillion dollars in accumulated debt with no let up in sight! In fact they want to continue the wholesale printing and spending of money we don’t have and they’re planning on raising the debt ceiling to...
  • Vanity: President Trump, we need to go to Mars.

    12/29/2016 11:43:27 AM PST · by rlbedfor · 77 replies
    President Trump, we need to go to Mars. That is all.
  • Upheaval To Reinvent U.S. Politics

    07/09/2016 12:07:56 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 11 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | May 10, 2016 | David Malpass,
    “THE SYSTEM IS RIGGED.” That’s the angry outcry from many Americans as we rush headlong toward the November election. Milton Friedman defined a worthy goal for a society seeking equal opportunity: There should be no arbitrary obstacles blocking people from realizing their ambitions. The angry public sees government overreach as precisely that–an arbitrary obstacle that thwarts their ambitions. This column has advocated a sweeping government upheaval that would rewrite federal rules in order to limit Washington’s power and redirect it toward growth, security and higher middle-class incomes. Every government department needs to be reinvented and, in most cases, downsized through...
  • Founding Principle of the United States of America: Individual Rights

    07/04/2016 7:07:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/4/2016 | Charlotte Cushman
    If we want to restore freedom to our country, we must re-discover our roots. Our Founding Fathers were so committed to their revolutionary ideas that they were willing to put their lives on the line for the document that laid the moral foundation for the United States of America—the Declaration of Independence. We need to be willing to do the same. We need to be willing to stand up and say: “My life belongs to me, not to the government, not to the state, not to King George, not to a welfare program, but…to me!” We need to believe in...
  • Limited Government and Presidential Appointments

    02/15/2016 1:57:14 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 15, 2016 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on Presidential Appointments, in the wake of losing Justice Scalia... Article II of the Constitution begins, “The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.” It then goes on to stipulate how the president shall be chosen, what his powers are, and how he may be removed, when necessary to protect the nation. Subsequent amendments have clarified the matters of election and removals, and we have had all manners of presidents in these 227 years – old and young, firm and meek, principled and “open-minded”... But regardless of how they came to their...
  • Cruz: "As President, I'll defend our Constitution!"

    01/13/2016 6:43:03 AM PST · by Jim 0216 · 57 replies
    Facebook.com ^ | 1/13/2016 | Ted Cruz
    I fought the United Nations and WON defending U.S. sovereignty. As President, I'll defend our Constitution!
  • I Endorse Ted Cruz for President

    12/28/2015 7:16:48 AM PST · by Isara · 42 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | December 28, 2015 | Shane Vander Hart
    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks at his rally for religious liberty on 8/21/15 in Des Moines. Photo credit: Dave Davidson (Prezography.com) When Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal exited the race a little more than a month ago, I was not sure I would offer another public endorsement. As you can imagine, I have had different campaigns reach out, and I’ve struggled with making a decision. I did have a short list; I admire and respect those who were on it, but I knew that eventually I was going to have make a decision whether I made it public or...
  • Letter: Hurrah for Cruz

    12/25/2015 6:28:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | December 25, 2015 | Manny Roman, vice chairman, Republican Party of Miami-Dade Miami
    Senator Ted Cruz has demonstrated time and time again that he is not afraid to take on the Washington establishment — a powerful bipartisan group of insiders and special interests that benefits and grows regardless of the way the public votes, even when the margin of victory is large or when conservatives control both chambers of Congress. With the Republican Party’s primary now front and center and getting daily headlines and front-page articles in the media, it is past time that Miami learns more about Ted Cruz — the other senator of Cuban descent running for president. I had every...
  • The U.S. government was not instituted to take care of you [Vanity]

    11/22/2015 9:03:33 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 52 replies
    Free Republic | 11-22-2015 | Tom Hoefling
    The U.S. government was not instituted to take care of you. It was not instituted to feed you. It was not instituted to provide you with health care or insurance. It was not instituted to provide income for you in your old age. It was not instituted to educate you or your children. It was not instituted to dictate how your land could be used. It was not instituted to provide subsidies or special favors to some individuals and businesses. It was not instituted to prevent you from being offended. It was not instituted to provide charity programs for the...
  • Ted Cruz Gets a Boost from Powerful Conservative Insiders

    11/09/2015 5:14:01 PM PST · by Isara · 20 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | November 9, 2015 | Rob Garver
    An influential political action group in Washington, Heritage Action for America, all but endorsed the presidential candidacy of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday, with the release of an analysis of the platforms of the top 12 candidates for the Republican nomination.Cruz has been consistently in the middle of the pack in early polling, typically gathering only a fraction of the support currently being lavished on frontrunners Donald Trump and Ben Carson. However, with backing from well-funded Super PACs, the Texas senator has the ability to assert himself in the race in the event that one or both of the...
  • The Truth about the Magna Carta

    09/21/2015 11:16:47 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 28 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 20, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    The details surrounding the Magna Carta are often overlooked, but it remains a revered document. Author David Starkey explained the importance of the Magna Carta while promoting his latest book, Magna Carta: The Medieval Roots of Modern Politics, at the libertarian think tank Cato Institute. Starkey is also a BBC Radio and TV presenter. For openers, there is the reason why the Magna Carta was negotiated at Runnymede Fields. The English barons and King John selected that spot “because it was a bog,” said Starkey, “The place is moist, wet ground. It is a water meadow, so it is a...
  • It Is Time to Put the Limit Back in Limited Government

    09/03/2015 9:24:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/03/15 | Dr. Robert Owens
    Here is how the people's elected representatives have stacked the deck. I own a small farm, a berry patch, to be exact, and for the particular type of berry that I grow it is much more profitable to market them as organic. I grow everything organically out of choice. However, to market anything as organic the operation must be certified by the government. So, of course I must spend hours filling out and filling out and filling out forms. Of course there are fees, filing fees, inspection fees and certification fees. Then there is the time spent with the inspector...
  • Which of the Two Dozen 2016 GOP Contenders is the Right One?

    01/16/2015 4:23:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 16, 2015 | Ron Lipsman
    "....the number of potential contenders for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination exceeds two dozen. It's actually a somewhat ridiculous situation.........Now it is my assertion that the vast majority of GOP politicians over the last century can be classified into one of the following three categories:RINOs–meaning that they do not really believe that progressivism and big government are bad for America–it's just that the Democrats are screwing it up and Republicans should be entrusted with the task of implementing the progressive agenda because they will do it more efficiently and cost effectively than liberal Democrats have or could.CRUELs–that is,confused Republicans who...