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  • Truth to tell, the Stolen Valor Act is unconstitutional

    03/15/2012 11:24:27 AM PDT · by american_steve · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 03/12/2012 | David Rivkin and Bruce Brown
    While we hold the military’s honor sacred, the government cannot penalize speech, whether true or false, simply because it might harm this honor. Any law that seeks to protect the government’s reputation runs afoul of the most basic bargain of sovereignty, reflected in our Constitution. James Madison said, “The censorial power is in the people over the Government, and not in the Government over the people.” In this context, it is doubtful that the government can ever be libeled by a citizen, any more than a citizen can libel himself. We don’t let the government sue for libel — only...
  • The Reagan Obama Debate

    03/11/2012 7:33:22 AM PDT · by Pfesser · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 1, 2008 | YouTube
    Click the link. Reagan destroys Obama. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6DmjBneGBc
  • FReeper Weekly Recipe Thread (March 10, 2012)

    03/10/2012 11:31:36 AM PST · by libertarian27 · 49 replies · 2+ views
    FreeRepublic Cooks | March 10, 2012 | libertarian27
    Welcome to the 14th installment of the FReeper Weekly Recipe Thread for 2012. Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or three- for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' Recipe Stack of Family Favorites! Here's the place to share and explore your latest and greatest favorite recipe. (All 2011 FReeper Recipes are on my profile page as an Online Cookbook Thread Link)
  • REGINA AUSTIN [prof. for whom obama rallied] [says blacks "center of the universe", their crime OK]

    03/08/2012 12:55:12 PM PST · by matt1234 · 18 replies
    discoverthenetworks.org ^ | Feb 14, 2005 | unknown
    Professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania. Believes the black community should accommodate criminal behavior and find “good middle ground between straightness and more extreme forms of lawbreaking.”.Her approach to teaching law rests on her belief that “law is useful as a supplement to activism.”.   A professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania, Regina Austin is a feminist, an environmentalist activist, and a proponent of critical race theory, a scholarly tradition that considers white racism a permanent aspect of American life and thus advocates compensatory, race-based preferences for blacks in such realms as employment and higher...
  • Mohammed & Charlemagne Revisited: The Conclusion

    03/07/2012 1:39:21 PM PST · by wtd · 16 replies
    New English Review ^ | March 2012 | Emmet Scott
    A summary of Emmet Scott's painstakingly detailed and scholarly new book, Mohammed and Charlemagne Revisited: The History of a Controversy is posted at New English Review .
  • Read Aldous Huxley’s review of 1984 he sent to George Orwell

    03/06/2012 11:42:56 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 85 replies
    IO9 ^ | Tuesday, Mar 6, 2012 Latest Stories | Cyriaque Lamar
    Read Aldous Huxley’s review of 1984 he sent to George Orwell Several months after George Orwell's dystopian classic 1984 was published in 1949, Aldous Huxley sent a letter to his former French pupil. The Brave New World author had received a copy of 1984 from the publisher at Orwell's behest, but his poor eyesight prevented him from finishing the book for several months. In his letter to Orwell, the fifty-year-old author compared the two books' screwed-up futures and saw the Orwellian Oceanic dystopia as a predecessor to his own World State. Wrote Huxley in October 1949: Agreeing with all that...
  • The Myth of Female Oppression

    All of us have been taught how women have supposedly been oppressed throughout human existence, and that this was pervasive, systematic, and endorsed by ordinary men who presumably had it much better than women. In reality, this narrative is entirely fabricated. The average man was forced to risk death on the battlefield, at sea, or in mines, while most women stayed indoors tending to children and household duties. Male life expectancy was always significantly lower than that of females, and still is. Warfare has been a near constant feature of human society before the modern era, and whenever two tribes...
  • Full Video . . .Daylight: The Story of Obama and Israel

    03/03/2012 5:23:24 PM PST · by wtd · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar. 3, 2012 | EmergCmteForIsrael
    Barack Obama ran for president as a pro-Israel candidate -- but his record tells a different story.
  • FReeper Weekly Recipe Thread (March 3, 2012)

    03/03/2012 9:46:42 AM PST · by libertarian27 · 22 replies
    FreeRepublic Cooks | March 3, 2012 | libertarian27
    Welcome to the 13th installment of the FReeper Weekly Recipe Thread 2012. Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or three- for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' Recipe Stack of Family Favorites! Here's the place to share and explore your latest and greatest favorite recipe. (All 2011 FReeper Recipes are on my profile page as an Online Cookbook Thread Link)
  • Just Tweeted to Quicken

    03/03/2012 5:15:30 AM PST · by joeystoy · 14 replies
    3/3/2012 | J. Martini
    Re-financing current home and taking new loan on second home. Will never consider Quicken
  • Has anybody noticed that the GOP-E fights harder against conseratives than that Nazi guy?

    03/02/2012 6:53:50 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 16 replies
    Vanity
    I was reading something regarding that big government national socialist running for office in Illinois, he's out there denying the holocaust, but all of that is fairly common knowledge, and it hit me: You would think the GOP establishment would rush to get rid of him. But they're not(are they?), they're doing much more work to get rid of us conservatives instead. What does that tell you about the establishment?
  • World Government? Norman Cousins & Surrender By Subterfuge!

    03/01/2012 8:24:06 AM PST · by Ohioan · 9 replies
    Truth Based Logic Domain ^ | February 29, 2012 | William Flax
    To any American, dedicated to the promise of the Founders to secure the "Blessings of Liberty" to their posterity, a surrender of what those brave men achieved on the battlefield can never be acceptable. But that is not the only fundamental flaw in the Cousins "argument." There is an implied premise, in the claim that we must have World Government to prevent the Nations of the world from savaging one another, that there is no effective alternative, or alternatively that a World Government would be more likely to prevent the horrors of modern war than would, for example, the traditional...
  • In Tunisia, Clinton cites promise of Arab Spring

    02/25/2012 7:44:02 AM PST · by qaz123 · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 25Feb12 | Matthew Lee
    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday appealed to countries in the Mideast and North Africa to make good on the promise of reform offered by the Arab Spring and not abandon the democratic goals that sparked revolts throughout the region. In Tunisia, the catalyst for the tumult that engulfed the region last year, Clinton urged the continued embrace of reforms would serve as a powerful example elsewhere. Her comments came amid concerns that transitions in Egypt and elsewhere are faltering and at risk of being hijacked by extremists.
  • Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue from 1811 becomes online hit

    02/25/2012 7:40:35 AM PST · by Renfield · 17 replies · 1+ views
    It was first available when Britain was under threat from Napoleon but it has now been re-published for free at the Project Gutenberg online digital library. The book includes gems suchs as 'ace of spades' for a widow, 'all-a-mort' to be struck dumb, and 'angling for farthings', which means to beg out of a prison window with a cap or box. The dictionary has already become an online hit. A selection of words can be found here. Explaining the book in the preface at the time, the author writes "The merit of Captain Grose's Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue has...
  • FReeper Weekly Recipe Thread (Feb 25, 2012)

    02/25/2012 6:53:27 AM PST · by libertarian27 · 65 replies · 2+ views
    FreeRepublic Cooks | Feb 25, 2012 | libertarian27
    Welcome to the 12th installment of the FReeper Weekly Recipe Thread 2012. Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or two- for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' Recipe Stack of Family Favorites! Here's the place to share and explore your latest and greatest favorite recipe. (All 2011 FReeper Recipes are on my profile page as an Online Cookbook Thread Link)
  • "Let Them Eat Sight-Words"

    02/21/2012 3:37:12 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 36 replies
    CanadaFreePress ^ | Feb. 15, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Marie Antoinette, on hearing that French peasants had no bread to eat, suggested, “Let them eat cake.” This quip perfectly captured the haughty indifference which many people attributed to the French monarchy. A few years later, she was punished for her hauteur: execution by guillotine. The famous quote was probably never uttered. Real or not, it’s a handy symbol for an arrogant elite, indifferent to the suffering of the people. When you read in the newspaper that the US has 50 million functional illiterates, the disdainful queen should flash into your mind.During the 1920’s, the American population was moving toward...
  • Romney Doubles Down on Curious Claim about Santorum’s Spending Record

    02/21/2012 9:11:51 AM PST · by HwyChile · 12 replies
    The Weekley Standard ^ | February 20, 2012 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    Mitt Romney is now explicitly arguing that Rick Santorum is not a fiscal conservative. CNN writes, “Mitt Romney unleashed his harshest public attacks to date on his surging rival, Rick Santorum, during a rally in Boise Friday. The former Massachusetts governor told an audience of more than one thousand people that Santorum was not a fiscal conservative, and accused him of contributing to the rising federal deficit during his time in the Senate.” CNN reports that Romney said, “If you want a fiscal conservative you can’t vote for Rick Santorum, ’cause he’s not.” As was detailed last week, the National...
  • The Unofficial 3-Year Obama Family Vacation Log

    02/20/2012 7:58:21 PM PST · by Outlaw Woman · 23 replies
    The Kitchen Cabinet via Facebook ^ | 2/20/2012 | no attribution
    The Obama Vacation List – President’s Day 2012, Michelle and the first daughters in Aspen, Colorado to ski. ... – Christmas 2011, the first family in Hawaii for an extended vacation. – Summer 2011, in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., for the annual beach break. – June 2011, the first lady, her mother and daughters traveled to South Africa and Botswana. – President’s Day 2011, the first lady and first daughters travel to Vail to ski. – Christmas 2010, in Hawaii. – August 2010, the first family traveled to Panama City Beach, Fla., for some sun and fun at the beach. –...
  • FReeper Weekly Recipe Thread (Feb 18, 2012)

    02/18/2012 9:28:41 AM PST · by libertarian27 · 22 replies · 1+ views
    FreeRepublic Cooks | Feb 18, 2012 | libertarian27
    Welcome to the 11th installment of the FReeper Weekly Recipe Thread 2012. Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or two- for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' Recipe Stack of Family Favorites! Here's the place to share and explore your latest and greatest favorite recipe. (All 2011 FReeper Recipes are on my profile page as an Online Cookbook Thread Link)
  • Obama wants cheaper pennies and nickels

    02/16/2012 5:29:40 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Wed, Feb 15, 2012 2:34 PM EST | Chris Isidore
    The U.S. Mint is facing a problem -- especially during these penny-pinching times. It turns out it costs more to make pennies and nickels than the coins are worth. And because of that, the Obama administration this week asked Congress for permission to change the mix of metal that goes to make pennies and nickels, an expensive recipe that has remained unchanged for more than 30 years. .... Just the administrative cost of minting 4.3 billion pennies costs almost a half-cent per coin by itself, leaving precious little room to make a penny for less than a cent, no matter...