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  • Burning the Israeli Flag is the Quintessential Progressive Act

    07/28/2016 7:59:37 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 11 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 7/28/16 | Ben Weingarten
    Four years ago, the Democratic rank-and-file showed its true stripes in booing references to G-d, and Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, both of which had been omitted from the partyís original platform but were rammed through over a failed voice vote by former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Would it come as any surprise then that in 2016 the younger, angrier, true-believing progressives outside the Democratic National Convention would literally burn that wretched sign of ďZionist imperialismĒ that is the Israeli flag? In fact, such anti-Semitism masquerading as anti-Zionism represents the quintessential act of a progressive movement dedicated to...
  • Progressivism and the scam of "The American Dream"

    07/25/2016 9:38:04 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    If you only read the title of the blog entry, you're wasting your time and missing the important details. I know I just jammed a big huge red button, but this really needs to be written. It's very important for understanding progressive ideology. First, who invented the phrase "American Dream"? It was James Truslow Adams. What, exactly, did he write? See, what the progressives don't want you and I to do is to actually go and pick up some of these books and commit the heinous act of actually reading them. In The Epic of America, Page 404, he writes:...
  • Who was the first President to issue over 1000 executive orders?

    07/24/2016 12:53:14 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 32 replies
    Answer: Theodore Roosevelt, President #26. It has been said that Obama has racked up more debt than all previous presidents combined, and the same can nearly be said of Theodore Roosevelt with respect to executive orders. The first 112 years of America : 25 Presidents. The first 25 Presidents : 1262 executive orders. Theodore Roosevelt : 1081 executive orders. Keep in mind, Roosevelt didn't even serve two full terms, he was in for 7.5 years. And yes, many of these executive orders were explicitly to do an end-run around congressional authority, just like Obama does. Just like Obama. In which...
  • Cultured Hicks

    07/05/2016 7:11:16 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 4 Jul, 2016 | ROD DREHER
    Ross Douthat says that the true divide in Western politics is now between globalists and nationalists ó and this divide is tribal. He explains the identifying markers of the Cosmopolitan tribe, i.e., what makes them different from the nationalist tribe (among them: their ďout groupĒ is Evangelical Christians). Douthat says thereís not necessarily anything wrong with this. A propensity for tribalism is part of human nature. More: But itís a problem that our tribe of self-styled cosmopolitans doesnít see itself clearly as a tribe: because that means our leaders canít see themselves the way the Brexiteers and Trumpistas and Marine...
  • The Unique Evil of the Left

    07/05/2016 7:01:58 AM PDT · by all the best · 3 replies
    LewRockwell.com ^ | July 5, 2016 | Lew Rockwell
    The right according to the great classical liberal Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, ďstands for free, organically grown forms of life.Ē The right stands for liberty, a free, unprejudiced form of thinking; a readiness to preserve traditional values (provided they are true values); a balanced view of the nature of man, seeing in him neither beast nor angel, insisting on the uniqueness of human beings which cannot be transformed into or treated as mere numbers or ciphers. The left is the advocate of the opposite principles; it is the enemy of diversity and the fanatical promoter of identity. Uniformity is stressed in...
  • The Democratic vs. Republican Constitutions (Part I)

    06/28/2016 1:35:09 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 2 replies
    http://articlevblog.com/ ^ | June 27th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    This squib began as a review of Professor Randy Barnettís latest work, Our Republican Constitution. However, once I got into his explication of the two contradictory visions of the Constitution and what it means for Western Civilization, I decided to linger on the high points. If the Leftist avalanche of executive branch lawmaking, group rights, collegiate snowflakes, moral relativism, and horrid supreme court decisions under a Constitution designed to secure unalienable rights leaves you puzzled, then Professor Barnettís latest book will help clarify the insanity that is modern progressivism. For those familiar with his previous works going back to The...
  • Indecent Exposure: The ĎGender Identityí Agenda

    06/12/2016 5:47:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2016 | Matt Barber
    ďWar is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength. This was the slogan of George Orwellís fictional English Socialist Party (INGSOC) of Oceania, from his timeless dystopian novel ď1984.Ē Orwell depicted a mind-control technique employed by INGSOC called ďdoublethink,Ē which ďdescribes the act of simultaneously accepting two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct, often in distinct social contexts.Ē If the malleable masses could be made to believe self-contradictory, patently absurd and empirically impossible concepts as true, went Orwellís thesis, they could then be made to believe, or do, anything. We have entered an age that George Orwell might never have imagined....
  • School play depicts rape, filthy language and public urination

    05/24/2016 7:11:16 AM PDT · by Pollard · 50 replies
    foxnews ^ | 11 May 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Carnegie Vanguard High Schoolís one act play had a little something for everyone: depictions of male-on-male rape, male-on-female rape, filthy language, on-stage urination, and an actress who simulated wiping her private parts at center stage. Oh yes, there was also a scene where a male cast member turned his back to the audience and dropped his pants, as fellow cast members deliver dialogue about the size of his appendage. ďPeople were disgusted and there was complete shock at what they had just seen,Ē he told me. ďElementary-aged children were exposed to this show.Ē The district released a statement defending the...
  • Party of Jim Crow vs. that of Abraham Lincoln

    05/05/2016 9:33:20 AM PDT · by walford · 1 replies
    Facebook ^ | 05/05/2016 | walford
    Some have complained about my use of certain phrases in reference to the two major American political Parties. I therefore offer the following explanations for future reference: I call the Democrat Party the Party of Jim Crow because to this day, it stands for division on racial and class lines. it is elitist and holds that the majority cannot be trusted to run their own lives and need the "benevolent" management of those who are smarter, know more -- and are of better character. That is the essence of Progressivism, which itself is a socio-ideological carry-over from the Plantation owners'...
  • Levin: Populism is Progressivism, Which is Statism (audio: 12:41)

    03/18/2016 3:17:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 178 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | March 17, 2016 | Mark Levin
    Levin: Populism is Progressivism, Which is Statism (audio: 12:41)
  • Why Populism is Really Statism

    03/17/2016 6:47:15 PM PDT · by MLL · 212 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 03/17/2016 | Mark Levin
    On Thursday night, Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin took on the rising tide of "populist nationalism" with a history lesson. Populism, Levin explained, is really just progressivism. The populist movement in America was the forerunner of the progressive movement, and both populism and progressivism share the same disdain for constitutionalism that conservatives reject.
  • Clinton and Sanders and Progressivism

    02/17/2016 6:06:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders seek to claim the "progressive" mantle. Both claim the other is not a true progressive. Clinton teased Sanders as being the "self-proclaimed gatekeeper for progressivism." Bernie Sanders said that Hillary Clinton can't be both a moderate and a progressive and that most progressives don't take millions from Wall Street. But let's talk about the origins of progressivism. It's only historical ignorance that could explain black affinity for progressivism. The Progressive Era is generally seen as the period from 1890 to 1920. President Woodrow Wilson, a leading progressive, had a deep contempt for...
  • Henry George and the Beginnings of Revolutionary Socialism in the United States

    02/05/2016 2:56:40 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 15 replies
    1884 | Richard T. Ely
    Henry George And The Beginnings Of Revolutionary Socialism In The United States.Part two of "Recent American Socialism", by Richard Theodore Ely Henry George's work, "Progress and Poverty," was published in 1879. In 1885, not six years later, it is possible to affirm without hesitation that the appearance of that one book formed a noteworthy epoch in the history of economic thought both in England and America. It is not simply that the treatise itself was an eloquent, impassioned plea for the confiscation of rent for the public good as a means of abolishing economic social evils, but rather that the...
  • The Dark God of Gnostic Progressive Spirituality

    02/04/2016 4:35:11 AM PST · by spirited irish · 12 replies
    Renew America ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Linda Kimball
    We are at the dawn of a new consciousness, a radically fresh approach to our life...Perhaps the best name for this new segment of historical experience is the Interspiritual Age." Wayne Teasdale, "The Mystic Heart" "At the outbreak of the modern era, the (gnostic) system of inverse biblical exegesis was once again activated." Ioan Couliano, "The Tree of Gnosis" The Gnostic system of inverse exegesis begins with evolution, which has persuaded people, "...to think of everything in nature as the fruit of a gradual growth rather than an original creation." Such inverse thinking means it is now impossible for educated...
  • The Landlord's Game

    12/18/2015 9:54:42 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 1 replies
    Land and Freedom: An International Record of Single Tax Progress, Volume 2 | 1904 | Lizzie J. Magie
    THE LANDLORDS' GAME-AN INTERESTING INVENTION OF A YOUNG LADY IN WASHINGTON BY WHICH CHILDREN AT THEIR PLAY MAY BE TAUGHT THE TRUE LAWS OF ECONOMICS. Miss Lizzie J. Magie, a single taxer of Washington, D. C., has invented an ingenious game, played with checkers and dice as is parcheesi, and thus describes it for the REVIEW : "It is a practical demonstration of the present system of land-grabbing with all its usual outcomes and consequences," says Miss Magie. "It might well have been called the 'Game of Life,' as it contains all the elements of success and failure in the...
  • Woodrow Wilson‚Äôs racism isn‚Äôt the only reason for Princeton to shun his name

    12/04/2015 11:44:33 AM PST · by TBP · 8 replies
    El Posto de Nueva York ^ | December 3, 2015 | David Boaz
    He re-segregated the federal workforce after gains made in the Reconstruction era, and removed black officials. This was no accident. In his 1901 book, ‚ÄúA History of the American People,‚ÄĚ he extolled the Ku Klux Klan for helping ‚Äúthe white men of the South‚ÄĚ to rid themselves of ‚Äúthe intolerable burden of governments sustained by the votes of ignorant Negroes.‚ÄĚ But here‚Äôs the thing: Racism isn‚Äôt the only aspect of Wilson‚Äôs character and career that should give Princeton pause about honoring him. Most notably, President Wilson led the United States into an unnecessary and disastrous war. World War I has...
  • Should we scrub all memorials to Woodrow Wilson?

    11/21/2015 9:52:24 AM PST · by celmak · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/20/2015 | William R. Keylor
    On the 100th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson's inauguration in 2013 I wrote an op-ed published in the Richmond Post-Dispatch reminding its readers of the retrograde racial views of our 28th president that few Americans were aware of (except for historians of the Wilson presidency who have mentioned it in their works). Later, professor Randy Barnett of the Georgetown University Law Center quoted extensively from my article to call for the removal of Wilson's name from all public buildings in the country. The issue of Wilson's racial views and policies then virtually disappeared from the public discourse until students at...
  • Woodrow Wilson, Progressive Bogeyman

    11/20/2015 3:36:07 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | November 20th, 2015 | John Fund
    The racially charged protests that have roiled 23 universities from Yale to the University of Missouri in recent weeks reached Princeton on Wednesday. Members of the Black Justice League left their classes and occupied historic Nassau Hall, which houses the Princeton administration's offices. They demanded that officials acknowledge the racist legacy of Woodrow Wilson - who was president of Princeton before becoming president of the United States and expunge his name from anything named after him. They further demanded "cultural competency training" for anyone teaching at Princeton, courses on the "history of marginalized people," and a designated public space for...
  • America's Collegiate Shop of Horrors

    11/16/2015 6:35:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2015 | Matt Barber
    If you're outraged and don't know why, but, since your BFFs are, you are too, then this column is for you.Trigger warning: If you're one of those precious little snowflakes who #StandWithMizzou and support the #MillionStudentMarch, be warned: the following contains potentially "hurtful" microaggressions that may invade the reality-free sanctuary of your Safe Space and leave you cowering in the fetal position.If this is you, then read at your own risk.For everyone else, let's define the terms: Trigger: noun, 1. potentially distressful words or learning materials likely to cause PTSD in Millennials who've been helicopter-parented into a frozen state of...
  • Dinesh D'Souza: Obama DID teach me a lesson

    11/15/2015 5:44:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 42 replies
    WND ^ | 11/15/15 | Jerome R. Corsi
    If the aim were to punish him for criticizing the president and his leftist agenda, the Obama administration failed, contends author and filmmaker Dinesh D‚ÄôSouza in his new book, ‚ÄúStealing America: What My Experience with Criminal Gangs Taught Me About Obama, Hillary, and the Democratic Party.‚ÄĚ(snip)‚ÄúHere, among the hoodlums, I learned how to see in the dark, and through this ‚Äúnight vision‚ÄĚ I began to see politics very differently,‚ÄĚ he says. ‚ÄúI got to know the hoodlums and read some of their case files. I learned how they think and how they operate, how they organize themselves into gangs, how...
  • #You May Be A Communard If...

    11/13/2015 11:42:59 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    The Peoples' Cube ^ | November 12, 2015 | "Comrade Torcer"
    You May Be A Communard If ... Definition of "communard" 1.1 (Communard) historical. A supporter of the Paris Commune. Origin Late 19th century: from French, from commune. #YouMayBeACommunardIf ... * You feel that you have the "right" to not be offended. * You think that you have the "right" to "feel safe" * You feel that you have the "right" to free healthcare * You feel that you have a "right" to a free college education. * You feel that you have the "right" to free housing * You feel that you have the "right" to enslave others * You...
  • True Socialist Methods - Reform Movements Fail

    10/30/2015 6:39:51 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 6 replies
    One of the most fascinating things, I think, about the history of progressivism, is the convincing of Revolutionaries that rejecting the revolution and accepting Evolutionary Socialism is the better way forward. Tied in with this, is the timeline of when it all occurred. In 1910, in "A Talk with the Richest Socialist in America", the following was a part of the discussion: True Socialist Methods "What," I asked, "would be true Socialist methods?" The millionaire who would abolish all those methods by which most millionaires have been created in this country opened his big eyes (which had for a long...
  • White House Agenda Has Turned U.S. On Its Head!

    10/27/2015 7:31:59 AM PDT · by snowcloud · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/27/15 | Leigh Bravo
    Finally common sense floats to the top. FBI Director, James Comey, speaks out about the ďFerguson Effect.Ē Are we seeing an increase in crime across the country as a result of the after effects of Ferguson, Baltimore and other cities where police have been thrown under the bus driven by activists and politicians supporting the ďBlack Lives MatterĒ movement. To date, we have seen a 20% increase in violent crimes across the country. ďThe question that has been asked of me, is whether these kinds of things are changing police behavior all over the country,Ē Comey said during a speech...
  • George Soros Is Trying to Influence Local Politics in Caddo Parish, Louisiana

    10/25/2015 7:51:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | October 19, 2015 | C. L. Bryant
    Have you ever heard of Shreveport, Louisiana? George Soros has and is evidently concerned enough about the outcome of a District Attorney's race in Caddo Parish to give $256,000 to a PAC in order to effect the outcome of this local election. The question for all of us across the nation is, why? I offer to you the same possibility that I shared at a press conference in my hometown of Shreveport. Billionaire George Soros is a social engineer in an age where America is susceptible to "progressivism," a cancer that has always been heavily funded by billionaires like Soros...
  • Flo and her Boss Progressive Insurance

    10/06/2015 10:11:22 AM PDT · by dvan · 47 replies
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  • Does the Arc of History Bend Towards Tyranny? An Excerpt from Michael Walshís New Book.

    08/19/2015 6:27:05 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 5 replies
    Benweingarten.com ^ | 2015-08-19 | Ben Weingarten
    Michael Walshís new book The Devilís Pleasure Palace is pivotal in its explication of how poor and purely evil ideas have subverted America, and eaten away at the pillars of Western civilization. While we often hear the refrain ďideas have consequences,Ē too frequently we attribute the decline of the American system to politics or particular political figures, while giving the power of ideas short thrift. But as Walshís important work illustrates, ideas are everything, and if you lose the war of them you lose all of the other battles too. One such idea that has trumped to date deals with...
  • The Democratsí Socialist Surge

    08/12/2015 6:28:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 12, 2015 | JASON L. RILEY
    People who follow politics probably know that Bernie Sanders, the U.S. senator from Vermont who is challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, is a socialist. Whether they give a fig is a separate matter, which may tell you something about todayís Democrats. Mr. Sanders is currently drawing the largest crowds of any candidate in either party. On Monday, he drew a crowd his campaign estimated at 27,500 to the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, including those in an overflow area outside, watching on giant video screens. Over the weekend, 28,000 people turned out to see him in Portland,...
  • Are Public Schools becoming Reeducation Camps?

    08/10/2015 6:49:36 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 38 replies
    pop.RantRave.com ^ | August 5, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    K-12 schools in the United States are characterized by three outstanding traits. First of all, there's less academic activity and achievement. The general thrust of the Education Establishment is to simplify the curriculum, strip away the harder content, keep discussions airy and empty, and in general to make classrooms focused on feelings rather than facts. Second, even as facts are not taught, specific opinions are taught again and again. Global warming is the fault of human activity. Gay marriage is hugely important. Islam is a fine thing and schools should have a section on this religion and only this religion....
  • Why do some socialists gravitate to evolutionary tactics over revolutionary tactics?

    08/10/2015 10:05:18 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 5 replies
    Why do some socialists gravitate to evolutionary tactics over revolutionary tactics? And why do some statists gravitate to progressivism instead? Evolutionary socialism or revolutionary socialism? That is the question. William James Ghent wrote a pamphlet titled "Reds Bring Reaction", which is a seemingly thin-veiled attack from one leftist on the rest of his fellow leftists. But within these pages lies the answer. Substantively the pamphlet is not what it seems to be. On page vii: "The revolutionary Communist, for all his stage-play, is a fanatic and a firebrand. So long as society insists upon keeping on hand such stores of...
  • The Forgetting - Robin of Berkeley

    08/04/2015 6:13:58 PM PDT · by SuzyQue · 7 replies
    Robin of Berkeley blogsite ^ | July 28, 2015 | Robin of Berkeley
    "Life is a long series of forgetting. . an abandonment of the knowledge we entered this world with, so natural and obvious to anyone, including a child. What is truth, what is deeply known and felt, what is bestowed on us by our Creator, slowly drains from our minds, like water from a sieve. Sometimes we remember again, usually in bits and pieces, in fragments of memory that pierce the darkness. Like light unfolding into day, we get a hint of what was forgotten; and then we have a choice to make: to keep remembering, or to remain, like an...
  • DOES TRUMP TRUMP? ANGELO CODEVILLA ON OUR PRESENT MOMENT

    07/27/2015 9:58:22 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 26 replies
    Powerline ^ | 7/27/15 | Angelo M. Codevilla
    ďIn the land of the blind,Ē so goes the saying, ďthe one-eyed man is king.Ē Donald Trump leapt atop other contenders for the Republican presidential nomination when he acted on the primordial fact in American public life today, from which most of the others hide their eyes, namely: most Americans distrust, fear, are sick and tired of, the elected, appointed, and bureaucratic officials who rule over us, as well as their cronies in the corporate, media, and academic world. Trumpís attraction lies less in his wordsí grace or even precision than in the extent to which Americans are searching for...
  • The New Totalitarians Are Here

    07/06/2015 3:06:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/6/15 | Tom Nichols
    Thereís a basic difference in the traditions of political science between ďauthoritariansĒ and ďtotalitaritarians.Ē People throw both of these words around, but as is so often the case, theyíre using words they may not always understand. They have real meaning, however, and the difference between them is important.Simply put, authoritarians merely want obedience, while totalitarians, whose rule is rooted in an ideology, want obedience and conversion. Authoritarians are a dime a dozen; totalitarians are rare. The authoritarians are the guys in charge who want to stay in charge, and donít much care about you, or what youíre doing, so long...
  • Curing American Sclerosis (A Call for Civil Disobedience)

    07/09/2015 4:32:08 PM PDT · by mojito · 29 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | June 2015 | Charles Murray
    ...The operational plan I propose in the book is reasonably straightforward. The reasons that I think we are driven to that plan speak to some complex realities facing the United States in the second decade of the twenty-first century. First, the operational plan: to make large portions of the Federal Code of Regulations unenforceable. I want to make government into an insurable hazard, like flood, fire, or locusts. The way I want to do it is through massive civil disobedience underwritten by privately funded defense funds. [....] That brings me to the ambitious proposition I want to defend tonight: we...
  • The False Flag of Humanity

    06/30/2015 11:12:06 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 4 replies
    Self | 7/1/15 | Me
    The growing crescendo of outrage over confederate flags, a flawed American legacy and maligned monuments isnít about hate or even racism for their embodiments exist in all facets of our society. No, this entire orchestrated cultural purge isnít about addressing justice or protecting our fragile future from enduring embers of animosity. Otherwise, everyone would simply be held to the same standard of accountability and the results would speak for themselves: end of syndicated story. This casting call for immediate retribution is, however, unequivocally about shoving and reshaping America into a progressive mold of mass conformity: a soulless, dependent, unarmed, uninformed,...
  • The Origins of Political Correctness

    06/18/2015 1:21:42 PM PDT · by cblue55 · 49 replies
    Acuracy in Academia Address ^ | February 5, 2000 | Bill Lind
    An Accuracy in Academia Address by Bill Lind Variations of this speech have been delivered to various AIA conferences including the 2000 Consevative University at American University Where does all this stuff that youíve heard about this morning Ė the victim feminism, the gay rights movement, the invented statistics, the rewritten history, the lies, the demands, all the rest of it Ė where does it come from? For the first time in our history, Americans have to be fearful of what they say, of what they write, and of what they think. They have to be afraid of using the...
  • Tracing the Marxist Roots of the Assault on the Family

    06/17/2015 10:31:04 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 17Jun15 | Jerry Newcombe
    Aristotle once said, ďMen start revolutionary changes for reasons connected with their private lives.Ē Is there a link to Karl Marx and his own abysmal failure as a family man and the all-out assault on the traditional family today? Yes, says New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Paul Kengor, in his brand new book called Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage. If you saw Dinesh DíSouzaís first movie on Obama, then you have seen a cameo of Paul Kengor. He was discussing his book The Communist, which documents that President Obama as a...
  • How To Escape The Age Of Mass Delusion

    06/15/2015 10:23:41 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 38 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 8, 2015 | Stella Morabito
    Nearly 100 years ago, Walter Lippmann wrote about ďthe manufacture of consentĒ in his classic work, ďPublic Opinion.Ē On the heels of that book, Edward Bernays penned a little volume called ďPropaganda,Ē in which he stated that an elite would always be responsible for making the public aware of ďnew ideasĒ which the public would then act upon as the elite nudged them into it. Related, but more in-depth is Jacques Ellulís 1962 book, ďPropaganda: The Formation of Menís Attitudes.Ē
  • 'Does It Do Good?' vs. 'Does It Feel Good?' Left-Right Differences: Part III

    06/09/2015 7:13:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    A fundamental difference between the left and right concerns how each assesses public policies. The right asks, "Does it do good?" The left asks a different question. One example is the minimum wage. In 1987, The New York Times editorialized against any minimum wage. The title of the editorial said it all -- "The Right Minimum Wage: $0.00." "There's a virtual consensus among economists," wrote the Times editorial, "that the minimum wage is an idea whose time has passed. Raising the minimum wage by a substantial amount would price working poor people out of the job market . ... More...
  • THE MOST-READ THING I'VE EVER WRITTEN (Redistribution)

    06/02/2015 6:15:47 AM PDT · by shortstop · 16 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 06/02/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    The Democrats are right, there are two Americas. The America that works, and the America that doesnít. The America that contributes, and the America that doesnít. Itís not the haves and the have nots, itís the dos and the doníts. Some people do their duty as Americans, to obey the law and support themselves and contribute to society, and others donít. Thatís the divide in America. Itís not about income inequality, itís about civic irresponsibility. Itís about a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win elective office. Itís about a political party that loves power...
  • Differences Between Left and Right, Part II

    06/02/2015 6:28:45 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 3 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 06/02/2015 | Dennis Prager
    The difference between Right and Left addressed in this column concerns a fundamentally different method that each utilizes in order to improve society.Conservatives believe that the way to a better world is almost always through moral improvement of the individual ‚ÄĒ by each person doing battle with his own moral defects. It is true that in particularly violent and evil societies such as fascist, communist and Islamist tyrannies the individual must be preoccupied with battling outside forces. Almost everywhere else, however, and certainly in a free and decent country such as America, the greatest battle of the individual must be...
  • 20 Questions Youíre Not Supposed To Ask In America Today

    06/01/2015 9:37:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/30/2015 | John Hawkins
    1) If Islam is really a religion of peace, as opposed to a particularly violent religion, then why do so many people and organizations across the world refuse to show Muhammad cartoons out of fear that they'll be murdered by devout Muslims for doing it? 2) If illegal immigrants are supposed to help our economy, then why werenít they helping the economies of the poor nations they fled? 3) Given that Hillary Clintonís nearly accomplishment-free political career has been based on riding the coattails of a serial adulterer who has humiliated and cheated on her over and over, isnít Hillary...
  • The Left Goes Insane

    05/31/2015 8:43:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Fay Voshell
    The fall in to ďcertain untruthĒ is almost complete within the ranks of the increasingly mentally disturbed Left. Further, because so much of what the Left is promulgating is in fact certain untruth, it must continually seek to cut off rational debates. It abhors questions about the veracity of its dogma and praxis. Leftists believe it is vitally important to prohibit questions that might undermine them or their systemís credibility. Nothing, absolutely nothing, about the dogma of the Left is to be questioned. It is only to be believed. That is one reason why the Leftís current chief flag bearer,...
  • So the GOP Must Embrace Evil to Survive. Really?

    05/26/2015 2:35:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/26/15 | Lloyd Marcus
    A black liberal columnist made the point in his article that the future of the GOP rests on it getting rid of its conservatives. Then, the GOP can modernize, attract more young voters of color by embracing open borders, amnesty, abortion, and all the other filth coming out of the Democratic Party. Embracing this strategy is tantamount to embracing evil.Many consultants and sadly, GOP politicians concur with the columnist's strategy. In essence, we are being told that the only way the GOP can win future elections is to embrace an anti-God and anti-righteousness agenda. I cannot and will not embrace...
  • Who Caused Baltimoreís Collapse?

    05/18/2015 9:17:02 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 48 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 18, 2015 | Newt Gingrich
    A better future for poor Americans trapped in Baltimore and across the country must start with a fact-based analysis of how we got here and who has been responsible. Fact: The last Republican city council member in Baltimore City left office in 1942. That is 73 years of solid Democrat city councils. Fact: The last Republican mayor of Baltimore City left office in 1967. That is 48 years of unbroken Democrat control of the mayorís office. Fact: The Maryland Senate is currently 33 Democrats to 14 Republicans. Fact: The Maryland House is currently 90 Democrats to 50 Republicans. Fact: The...
  • Against Progressivism: Whatever the Label

    05/07/2015 7:08:03 AM PDT · by don-o · 14 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | May 7, 2015 | Bradley J. Birzer
    When the forces of American progressivism emerged in the 1880s and 1890s, those who would one day be labeled as conservatives, classical liberals, and libertarians found themselves quite ill-prepared for the intellectual and political onslaught. Perhaps the best analyst at the time progressivism emerged, somewhat surprisingly, was E.L. Godkin, the venerable founder of The Nation. t was the rights of man that engaged the attention of the political thinkers of the eighteenth century. The world had suffered so much misery due to the results of dynastic ambitions and jealousies, and the masses of mankind were everywhere so burdened by the...
  • Elderly Black Woman Shreds Democrats on C-Span.

    05/03/2015 1:25:51 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 42 replies
    Start the video at 28:29. This woman blames Baltimore riots entirely on decades of rats and the fatherless homes they caused.
  • The Lying Game

    05/02/2015 10:57:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Will the next presidential election be won by a lie? Truth has long since been replaced by ďnarrativesĒ on the American left. Rather than discuss genuine issues and objective facts, progressives prefer to make up a politically effective story. It doesnít matter whether the story is false, as long as it sways the publicís emotions and wins the day. The ends justify the means. This ďlying gameĒ strategy often shows up in politically sensitive scientific debates. In honor of Earth Week, letís look at one of the patron saints of environmentalism, Rachel Carson. Carson wanted to eliminate DDT, the most...
  • Why do we put up with liberals?

    04/22/2015 6:59:45 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 70 replies
    Renew America ^ | April 22, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    Left-wingers and progressives in America are becoming insufferable, are they not? It's quite apparent that they have no desire to "live and let live," but want to force their delusions off onto everyone else. You will live, think, and do as the Left tells you, whether you like it or not. Even in the pettiest of way, they can't help themselves. Take, for example, this story coming out of the University of Oregon. To summarize for the reader, a student named Elle Mallon, who was running for office in student government filed a number of grievances against a rival student...
  • If Hillary Clinton Wants to ĎToppleí the One Percent, She Should Start With Herself

    04/22/2015 7:16:59 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 18 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 2015-04-22 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Hillary Clinton, without a hint of irony, has reportedly called for ďtopplingĒ the 1 percent. So the putative favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination intends to target those who ó like herself, her husband and the benefactors of her family foundation Ė are the wealthiest of the wealthy. If Mrs. Clinton is seeking to upend a system that pays off a select group of elite insiders who profit by undertaking cronyistic, anti-free market acts, I applaud her. But if Mrs. Clinton is rather seeking to punish the few who have amassed great wealth by producing goods and services for their...
  • Black Murderers Matter

    04/21/2015 6:31:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    The "Black Lives Matter" campaign is based on as big a lie as the "campus rape culture" lie; the Rolling Stone magazine gang rape at the University of Virginia fraternity lie; the gang rape by the Duke University lacrosse team lie; the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" Ferguson lie; and all the other lies that animate leftist hysterias. Building hysterias based on falsehoods is a primary modus operandi on the left. One can even say that without hysteria there is no left. First a lie or exaggeration is manufactured. Then it is repeated over and over by the mainstream media and...