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  • At what point does merit supersede affirmative action?

    12/25/2010 7:33:22 PM PST · by Gum Shoe · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Red State Zombie ^ | December 25, 2010 | Red State Zombie
    In my childhhood, I always dreamed of being a professional athelete. I played football and baseball in high school. Though I was recruited to play football at a local college, my true love was basketball, a sport I did not play well in high school. I apparently lacked the requisite skills to play that particular sport and was not invited to play on the school basketball team. It really was no fault of my own. In fact, some of the factors that made me good at football and baseball were a hinderance in basketball. I was cursed with short legs...
  • Democratic Aristocracy

    12/10/2010 7:54:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    The American Conservative ^ | December 9, 2010 | Sean Scallon
    It’s rather dismaying to see the thoughtful and well-regarded online magazine Front Porch Republic being roiled by a series of articles written by editor John Medaille celebrating the virtues of monarchism as compared to democracy. I don’t believe John’s point was call for the U.S. to build its own Buckingham Palace or design its own crown and scepter, which will never happen in a million years. It was to simply show the follies of democratism as a guarantor of the public’s liberties compared to an enlightened king (one tyrant 3,000 miles away as compared to 3,000 tyrants one mile a...
  • Conservative pundits/Republic vs. Democracy.

    12/10/2010 8:21:48 AM PST · by Havoc Cry · 2 replies
    Personal | 12/10/2010 | Havoc Cry
    The ultimate goal of the left has always been to move our country away from a constitutional republic based on the tenets of the protection of individual rights and personal liberties toward a socialist democracy based on the tenets of collectivism, interdependence and “civil liberties”. Pretty much every point of contention between the left and the right in our country boils down to this basic argument. I bring this up because lately I have noticed many conservative talking heads on the radio, internet and TV referring to the United States of America as a democracy, and in some cases, actually...
  • Republic or democracy?

    12/10/2010 6:39:40 AM PST · by Havoc Cry · 8 replies
    Personal | 12/10/2010 | Havoc Cry
    The ultimate goal of the left has always been to move our country away from a constitutional republic based on the tenets of the protection of individual rights and personal liberties toward a socialist democracy based on the tenets of collectivism, interdependence and “civil liberties”. Pretty much every point of contention between the left and the right in our country boils down to this basic argument. I bring this up because lately I have noticed many conservative talking heads on the radio, internet and TV referring to the United States of America as a democracy, and in some cases, actually...
  • God Save the Colonies(America should adopt the British monarchy as its own??)

    11/22/2010 9:20:27 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 11/19/10 | ALEX MASSIE
    God Save the Colonies Why America should adopt the British monarchy as its own. BY ALEX MASSIE | NOVEMBER 19, 2010 When British Prime Minister David Cameron told his cabinet colleagues the happy news of Prince William's engagement this week, the Queen's ministers cheered and thumped the table to signify their joy. Many Britons were equally delighted that the prince and his bride-to-be, Kate Middleton, had finally sealed the deal -- evidenced in the acres of newsprint and fawning television coverage. To be sure, the hype has bored many others witless. Some sophisticates even wrote off the matter as "two...
  • Pray for our American Heroes & Nation

    11/12/2010 3:13:49 PM PST · by tajgirvan · 25 replies
    11-12-10 | tajgirvan
    ”Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed before the King of Assyria, nor before all the multitude that is with him; for there are more with us than with him. With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God, to help us and fight our battles.” II Chronicles 32:7-8
  • A Return to the Norm (All 2010 did was undo the two-stage Democratic wave of 2006 to 2008)

    11/05/2010 8:02:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Nationa Review ^ | 11/05/2010 | Charles Krauthammer
    For all the turmoil, the spectacle, the churning — for all the old bulls slain and fuzzy-cheeked freshmen born — the great Republican wave of 2010 is simply a return to the norm. The tide had gone out; the tide came back. A center-right country restores the normal congressional map: a sea of interior red, bordered by blue coasts, and dotted by blue islands of urban density. Or to put it numerically, the Republican wave of 2010 did little more than undo the two-stage Democratic wave of 2006 to 2008, in which the Democrats gained 54 House seats combined (precisely...
  • Election: "We will have to fight for survival on the ground that we now stand."

    11/04/2010 4:49:58 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | November 03, 2010 | Mike Vanderboegh
    An election is a formal decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold public office. Elections have been the usual mechanism by which modern representative democracy operates since the 17th century. Elections may fill offices in the legislature, sometimes in the executive and judiciary, and for regional and local government. This process is also used in many other private and business organizations, from clubs to voluntary associations and corporations. -- Wikipedia. Rush Limbaugh is proclaiming "Wipe Out!" and playing "Ding! Dong! The Witch is Dead!" in honor of Nancy Pelosi. The Commissars of the Media Comintern on...
  • School district candidates oppose term 'democracy' (and other socialist garbage)

    10/24/2010 7:36:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Herald Extra ^ | 10/24/10
    School district candidates oppose term 'democracy'Associated Press Posted: Sunday, October 24, 2010 3:41 pm Several school board candidates in the Alpine School District are earning parental support for wanting to eliminate the use of the term 'democracy' from the district's mission statement. The Salt Lake Tribune reports a small group of parents has been protesting Alpine's mission statement, which says it is "educating all students to ensure the future of our democracy." The parents want to scrap the word democracy because they say it is contrary to a strict interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, which describes the nation's government as...
  • The Rise and Fall of America

    10/20/2010 7:26:35 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | October 18, 2010 | Robert Kiyosaki
    Alexander Tytler (1747-1813) was a Scottish-born English lawyer and historian. Reportedly, Tytler was critical of democracies, pointing to the history of democracies such as Athens and its flaws, cycles, and ultimate failures. Although the authenticity of his following quote is often disputed, the words have eerie relevance today: A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise...
  • Senator John Kerry thinks voters are stupid

    On Friday, Senator John Kerry intimated that voters are stupid and that is why the beleaguered Democrats are facing an uphill battle in November. After touring the Boston Medical Center, Kerry told reporters “We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,”
  • LIVE THREAD: Restoring Honor Rally with Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin 8/28/10

    08/28/2010 5:49:06 AM PDT · by kristinn · 1,429 replies · 7+ views
    Saturday, August 28, 2010 | Kristinn
    The crowd sings God Bless America, 6:30 a.m. August 28, 2010. Photo by Freeper Pete. The rally is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT.Links for live reports and rally main pageC-SPAN showing the rally on cable and live stream.Live stream at Glenn Beck's Facebook page.UStream is also live streaming the rally.Class of '97 Freeper Pete is live Tweeting updates and photos. He has a thread going in BloggersFrog Mom's Live Thread from yesterday.Link to D.C. Traffic cameras. Folks camped out overnight at the Lincoln Memorial for the rally.Live traffic cam - National Mall (on map,...
  • Julia Gillard (PM) wants Australia to become a republic at end of Queen’s Reign

    08/18/2010 4:20:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 08/18/2010 | Bonnie Malkin, Sydney
    Julia Gillard, the Australian prime minister, has said Australia should cut its ties with Britain and become a republic when the Queen dies or abdicates. Ms Gillard, who was born in Wales and moved to Australia with her parents aged five, acknowledged that many Australians had “deep affection” for the Queen, but said that the status quo could not remain. “What I would like to see as prime minister is that we work our way through to an agreement on a model for the republic,” she said during an election campaign stop in Queensland. “I think the appropriate time for...
  • Bill of rights for government?

    07/26/2010 2:56:48 PM PDT · by Copernicus · 8 replies · 2+ views ^ | 07/25/10 | Conservative Examiner Anthony G. Martin
    Second, Obama asserted that the biggest problem with the Constitution is that its Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments, place limits on government power. He then went further to suggest a horrific concept that should serve as a clear warning signal to anyone who values freedom--he would prefer that the Constitution affirm the rights of GOVERNMENT. This is the smoking gun, the big enchilada, the proof positive that Obama and like-minded Leftists, Socialists, Marxists, Fascists, whatever you wish to call them, do not value at all the concept that citizens should be protected from government power but actually advocate...
  • Obama coup nears completion--only one brick left before free society crumbles

    07/23/2010 1:32:00 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 36 replies · 2+ views ^ | July 23, 12:42 | Anthony G. Martin
    Long before Barack Obama announced his candidacy for President in 2007, many astute citizens, including this writer, sounded the alarm concerning the ultimate goals of the man who couched his extremist agenda for America in terms of 'positive hope and change.' At each step along the way since Obama ascended to his 'throne,' the sturdy edifice of this free society has been systematically taken apart brick by brick. The first brick that was removed was the free market, which was blamed for something for which it had no culpability whatsoever--the housing and mortgage meltdown caused by Fannie Mae and Freddie...
  • Proposed Patriots Day of Prayer

    07/02/2010 7:21:27 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 3 replies
    Received via e-mail | 2 July 2010 | Unknown
    Patriots Day of Prayer Saturday July 10, 2010 Most of us who are familiar with the founding fathers and the creation of this country know that prayer was a common occurrence. It is odd that we wait for a crises to invoke prayer to the almighty for assistance. Below is Ben Franklin's call to prayer when it was obvious that they were at a stalemate in trying to form the Constitution of the United States: “I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth--that God governs in the...

    06/15/2010 7:15:54 AM PDT · by Ronbo1948 · 37 replies · 916+ views
    The Freedom Fighter's Journal ^ | June 14, 2010 | Robert Tracinski
    While everyone is concerned about the big oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, something much more ominous just happened: the United States ceased to be a representative republic. It happened on Thursday when the Senate voted to abdicate its central powers to the executive branch. Not that it was billed in such momentous terms. In the news, it was reported merely as the failure of the Murkowski Resolution. What did the Murkowski Resolution say? It said that "Congress disapproves the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the endangerment finding and the cause or contribute findings for...
  • Will the Great American Experiment Succeed?

    05/13/2010 3:45:03 PM PDT · by loveliberty2 · 22 replies · 449+ views
    "Our Ageless Constitution" ^ | 2008 | Stedman & Lewis
    Will The Great American Experiment Succeed? Thomas Jefferson, in his First Inaugural Address, enumerated what he called 'the essential principles of our government, which ought to shape its Administration.' He then stated: "These principles form the bright constellation which has gone before us and guided our steps through an age of revolution and reformation. The wisdom of our sages and blood of our heroes have been devoted to their attainment. They should be the creed of our political faith, the text of civil instruction, the touchstone by which to try the services of those we trust; and should we...
  • Constitutional republic or social democracy: What does it mean?

    05/10/2010 7:35:27 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 13 replies · 532+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/30/10 | Carla Harper
    Should America cling to the principles of a constitutional republic or break free and embrace European style social democracy? President Obama, to his credit, has been fairly open about his own postmodern beliefs and leanings toward social democracy. His policy initiatives and increasingly his stump speeches are lowering the thin veil he used while campaigning to sell himself as a supporter of American Constitutional style governance. Many want to blur the debate and make it about Republicans versus Democrats or human rights or Wall Street “fat cats.” Social democracy is not the best way forward and its proponents know this...
  • The American Ideal of 1776 - The Twelve Basic American Principles

    04/26/2010 10:58:16 AM PDT · by hope_dies_last · 6 replies · 316+ views
    "Intelligent choice--between 1776 Americanism and conflicting Isms (chiefly Socialism in the USA today)--requires primarily thorough knowledge of these Principles. Not to know them is to cheat oneself of the basic freedom: freedom of choice, between alternatives. Making this grave choice daily is inescapable for every adult citizen (by acts of omission or commission, or by opinion-forming), confronted by problems of self-governing, performing duties of Liberty-Responsibility, to which The Twelve Principles are always pertinent... The Founders’ writings are the basis of the book’s Twelve Principles--like them, never changing.... The book will therefore never need change, will be as valid and useful...