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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...
  • An Important Distinction: Democracy versus Republic

    04/26/2010 9:39:18 AM PDT · by hope_dies_last · 10 replies · 353+ views
    The American Ideal of 1776 ^ | 1976 | Hamilton Abert Long
    "It is important to keep in mind the difference between a Democracy and a Republic, as dissimilar forms of government. Understanding the difference is essential to comprehension of the fundamentals involved..." "These two forms of government: Democracy and Republic, are not only dissimilar but antithetical, reflecting the sharp contrast between (a) The Majority Unlimited, in a Democracy, lacking any legal safeguard of the rights of The Individual and The Minority, and (b) The Majority Limited, in a Republic under a written Constitution safeguarding the rights of The Individual and The Minority; as we shall now see."
  • America on a Twelve-Step Program and the AMERICAN IDEAL OF 1776

    04/26/2010 9:21:55 AM PDT · by hope_dies_last · 134+ views ^ | ©1976 | Hamilton Abert Long
    Goliath showing off his linguistic skills.
  • Pledge for Non Violent Change by the Tea Party USA

    04/21/2010 10:46:35 AM PDT · by STD · 47 replies · 761+ views
    In order for our Great Tree of Liberty to continue to flourish while powerful winds of change threaten to tear down our sacred Republic, let us reach back in time to deploy the most powerful weapon we as the American people know. Let it be resolved that the humble citizen's known as the Tea Party USA solemnly swear to return our freedom's and inalienable right's through strictly non-violent and peaceful protests. Almighty God, give us the strength to preserve this new breath of freedom not for just the American people, but for all of mankind.
  • MT Pockets

    04/02/2010 6:31:07 PM PDT · by shechem_usa · 9 replies · 368+ views
    This was from a friend of mine, she found it in the Sharenet newsletter (it's for homeschoolers in the N Va area). Thought it was comical, and it gave me a great guest idea for my internet radio show :) I like playing with dumb libs. "MT ORGANIZATION - Tired of the Taxed Enough Already (TEA party) people? Join us! We're not parties--you can join the political party of your choice and still be one of us. We're pockets--pockets of people who are sick ...of hearing from people who don't want more taxes. Clearly more taxes are needed at certain...
  • Whose Country Is It?

    03/27/2010 7:14:50 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 74 replies · 1,453+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3/26/2010 | CHARLES M. BLOW
    The far-right extremists have gone into conniptions. The bullying, threats, and acts of violence following the passage of health care reform have been shocking, but they’re only the most recent manifestations of an increasing sense of desperation... ...Hence their anger and frustration, which is playing out in ways large and small. There is the current spattering of threats and violence, but there also is the run on guns and the explosive growth of nefarious antigovernment and anti-immigrant groups. In fact, according to a report entitled “Rage on the Right: The Year in Hate and Extremism” recently released by the Southern...
  • The Day the Republic Died (Please add lyrics)

    03/26/2010 2:09:34 PM PDT · by SvenWaring · 8 replies · 292+ views ^ | 3-26-2010 | Sven Waring
    long, long time ago... I can still remember How democracy used to make me smile. And I knew if I had my chance That I could make those politicians dance And, maybe, they'd be silent for a while. But mid-March made me shiver With every blog post I'd deliver. Bad news on the doorstep; Socialism took one more step. I can't remember if I cried When I read about his chiseled bride, But something sickened me deep inside The day the Republic died. So bye-bye, Ms. American pie. Drove my hybrid to the levee, But global warming left it dry....
  • Dummy, the USA is NOT a Democracy!

    03/26/2010 12:21:47 AM PDT · by goods · 11 replies · 532+ views ^ | 3/26/10 | Yossi Gestetner
    In the context that The Right is not happy that Obama and the Dems passed HCR, leftist TV host Chris Matthews said March 25 on his show, “It seems the right likes everything about democracy besides elections, majority votes, and government action. I don’t know what about democracy they do like?” Well Mr. Smart Head: Those on the right don’t like a Democracy. The Right likes Representative Republics, exactly what the Founders made the USA to be. You see, In a Democracy, the simple majority vote CAN ignore the minority or take away rights of the minority (or minorities). America...
  • No Tax...Then No Voting

    03/22/2010 5:52:13 PM PDT · by RightOnline · 41 replies · 990+ views
    3/22/10 | RightOnline
    I may be alone in feeling this way, but I am now convinced that it is time to resurrect an old concept. You don't pay Federal income taxes (and I don't mean because you have ample write-offs)? You don't vote. Yes, I fully understand the complexities of such a stance. I know the cries of "Jim Crow" that will blare from the left-wing media, et al. Still, our recent history (culminating in yesterday's passing of Washington's biggest power grab in decades) shows the efficacy of such a policy. We've all seen the recent numbers that reveal what percentage of Americans...
  • ATTN. D.C. BOUND TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Surround Obama at Cannon HOB at 3 p.m. EDT Today

    03/20/2010 5:42:24 AM PDT · by kristinn · 121 replies · 5,373+ views
    Saturday, March 20, 2010 | Kristinn
    According to news reports, Barack Obama is scheduled to go to Capitol Hill this afternoon to lobby the House Democrat caucus to support his takeover of the American healthcare system.Latest reports show that there are still three dozen or more undecided Democrats.With Obama traveling to Capitol Hill while thousands of Tea Party Patriots are expected to be there at the same time, the Patriots will have a great chance to bring their message directly to Obama and the Democrats by surrounding them (as best as possible) at the Cannon House Office Building.From the AFP: Obama was due to meet Democratic...
  • AP defines far right

    03/13/2010 12:14:37 PM PST · by radioone · 8 replies · 482+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 3-13-10 | Don Surber
    “AUSTIN, Texas — A far-right faction of the Texas State Board of Education succeeded Friday in injecting conservative ideals into social studies, history and economics lessons that will be taught to millions of students for the next decade,” April Castro of the Associated Press began her story on the Texas Textbook Controversy. So what are those far-right conservative ideals?
  • Texas ed board adopts social studies standards

    03/12/2010 1:20:27 PM PST · by La Lydia · 37 replies · 1,117+ views
    Google AP ^ | March 12, 2010 | April Castro
    AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas State Board of Education agreed to new social studies standards on Friday after the far-right faction wielded its power to shape the lessons that will be taught to millions of students on American history, the U.S. free enterprise system, religion and other topics. In a vote of 11-4, the board preliminarily adopted the new curriculum after days of charged debate ... Decisions by the board — long led by the social conservatives who have advocated ideas such as teaching more about the weaknesses of evolutionary theory — affects textbook content nationwide because Texas is one...
  • Glenn Harlan Reynolds: Consent of the governed - and the lack thereof

    03/07/2010 9:27:29 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies · 89+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 7, 2010 | Glenn Harlan Reynolds
    Glenn Harlan Reynolds: Consent of the governed - and the lack thereof By: Glenn Harlan Reynolds Sunday Reflections Contributor March 7, 2010 Our Declaration of Independence observes: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. -- That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, -- That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of...
  • The New Secessionists

    02/18/2010 6:38:39 AM PST · by Politically Correct · 36 replies · 739+ views
    Whiskey and Gunpowder ^ | 18 Feb 2010 | Linda Brady Traynham
    The New Secessionists Feb 18th, 2010 | By Linda Brady Traynham | Category: Featured, Morning Whiskey Shooters, Ron Holland is the most reading fun I’ve had since discovering C. S. Stirling, and a couple of more articles like the last two may set that mark back to C. Northcote Parkinson. Dear glory, a man who writes elegant prose, has a brilliantly logical mind, and understands the true causes of the War of the Rebellion?! I wouldn’t be surprised to learn he keeps goats, smokes, and had served with the French Foreign Legion or with our guys in Viet Nam as...
  • Super Bowl Democracy: One of Us Is Better Than Most of Them [Bill Whittle]

    02/09/2010 7:13:57 AM PST · by Tolik · 15 replies · 458+ views ^ | February 1, 2010 | Bill Whittle
    The following is a transcript of Bill's video essay Super Bowl Democracy: One of Us Is Better Than Most of Them If you can spare 10 minutes, better watch it - his presentation is passionate, sharp and down to earth.[bold and italics in the text by Bill]If you asked the average American on the street what kind of government we have, they’d likely as not say we live in a democracy. A democracy is – by definition – where the people rule.But we don’t live in a democracy. You don’t get to determine when or if our country goes...
  • One Of Us (Bill Whittle)

    02/05/2010 12:46:46 PM PST · by Jake from AZ · 187+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 4 Feb. 2010 | Bill Whittle
    [...] That’s a Republic. And despite the mind-numbing terror of it, it’s actually not a bad way to go. But why would so many free citizens be willing to put their lives and their fortunes into the hands of so few people? Well, we would do it if we believed that the person in question was one of us. We do it because we believe that the person we send to Washington represents not every little detail but at least the core of our values and desires, our needs and our hopes. We do it because the person – in...
  • The State Of The Republic (Dr Ron Paul)

    01/30/2010 2:07:52 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 367+ views
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 1-30-2010 | Dr Ron Paul
    The State Of The Republic By Rocky Vega 01/30/10 Stockholm, Sweden – Dr. Ron Paul (R-TX) delivers a speech in the clip below entitled, “Is That All There is to a Recession?” He provides ample evidence and explanation as to why, “the correction is just barely started and has a long way to run.” The insight is definitely worth passing on. See the video below.
  • Dairy Centers Debut in Afghan Province

    01/26/2010 4:31:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 211+ views
    LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Jan. 26, 2010 – The Czech Republic-led provincial reconstruction team here and the provincial agriculture department completed two dairy centers in the Malak Abdullah Jan and Shikak villages in Pol-e Alam city today. Members of the Czech Republic-led provincial reconstruction team and villagers check out a newly built dairy center in Afghanistan’s Logar province, Jan. 26, 2010. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Since milk is a source of income for many in these villages, the completion of these dairy centers will benefit about 7,000 people in the area, according to a provincial reconstruction team...
  • Abortion Should Not be an Issue

    01/09/2010 5:15:11 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 17 replies · 514+ views
    From SeaTto Shining Sea ^ | 1/09/10 | Purple Mountains
    The other day a Republican leader was talking about the divide between conservatives and moderates that threatens the viability of the Republican Party and threatens our ability to win absolutely necessary elections in 2010 and 2012. If they pass Obamacare and/or Cap & Trade, we must have a Republican majority in Congress in place in January, 2013, and a Republican president as well in order to kill these terrible ideas. In speaking of a so-called, “litmus test” for Republican contenders who will be acceptable to conservatives and Tea Party supporters, he went on to say that abortion is the issue...

    12/23/2009 8:52:39 PM PST · by Gargantua · 32 replies · 1,625+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | December 23, 2009 | Gargantua
    Is This Our Last Christmas? The Liberal Left, combining Democrat-cum-Socialist members of the House and Senate along with our Manchurian President, have proven through their actions over the last several months that they no longer care what America’s voters think or want. Just as destructive is their having proven, again and again, that they refuse to be constrained in any way shape or form by the Constitution of the United States of America. This is definitely our last Christmas without the government’s mitts directly smearing with their putrid fingerprints our medical care, doctor-patient relationships, and individual liberties to live and...
  • The Republican Household

    12/23/2009 8:16:28 AM PST · by CowGirlZen · 1 replies · 235+ views
    CowGirlZen Photography BlogSpot ^ | 12/22/09 | KL Terace
    "Within our party’s framework you will find the load bearing beam for which we all must stand so, we can support all the unique individuals who make her the hope for today and tomorrows America. As the party that stands for freedom, individual responsibility and the precious gift of life we have the windows that show the world our light, and our reflection of what we truly stands for."

    12/06/2009 7:14:08 AM PST · by freedomyes · 7 replies · 504+ views
    TruthInConviction | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    As a practicing physician I have major concerns with the health care bill before Congress. I actually have read the bill and am shocked by the brazenness of the government’s proposed involvement in the patient-physician relationship. The very idea that the government will dictate and ration patient care is dangerous and certainly not helpful in designing a health care system that works for all. Every physician I work with agrees that we need to fix our health care system, but the proposed bills currently making their way through congress will be a disaster if passed.
  • Marxist-run ObamaGov Declares Death of US Republic

    11/22/2009 7:24:27 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies · 779+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 22, 2009 | Sher Zieve
    In case you hadn’t heard, the US Marxist Party’s Senate vote to ostensibly “continue debate” on its draconian version of “we will now control everything you say and do” ObamaCare proposed bill passed by 60-39—along straight party lines. The last minute purchase of corrupt Marxist-Democrat Senator votes (with OUR tax money) at over $100Millions a pop clenched the deal. The ObamaGov is placing the final nails in the coffin of our Republic and is replacing it with its onerous and totalitarian Marxist presence.
  • What Makes America Exceptional?

    11/16/2009 7:58:14 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 6 replies · 390+ views
    Fightin Words ^ | November 15, 2009 | Walter Scott Hudson
    Claims of American exceptionalism tend to evoke either knee-jerk patriotic fervor or “intellectual” bemoaning of unwarranted arrogance. Either reaction misses the point. America does stand exceptional among the nations of Earth. This is not a rhetorical claim without substantiation, but an indisputable historical fact. What makes America exception is no cause for arrogance, pride, or self-adulation. It is the unique source of philosophical pillars which have contributed to an unlikely continuity of government for nearly two and a half centuries. Knowing the secret to our success, which has been made secret through concerted effort by domestic enemies of our Constitution,...
  • Our 'Constitutional Moment'

    11/15/2009 10:32:33 AM PST · by BGHater · 8 replies · 763+ views
    WSJ ^ | 13 Nov 2009 | JAMES TARANTO
    The New York newspaperman says our founding document is especially vital today, in an age of expanding state power. Seth Lipsky has a knack for seeing the bright side of things. A nearly 20-year veteran of this newspaper, including its editorial page, he cheerfully acknowledges the obvious: This is far from a golden age of free-market conservatism. Of President Obama, he tells me over lunch, "I sense that he has a very leftist, socialist-oriented worldview." Yet this makes Mr. Lipsky anything but grim: "I for one find this very exciting. . . . We're just at a great moment." Why?...
  • Seniors Should Send This to Young People

    11/09/2009 9:27:31 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 1 replies · 302+ views
    From Sea To Shining Sea ^ | 11/09/09 | Purple Mountains
    One aspect of life that is particularly galling to seniors is the evidence that our schools are not teaching our young people about our form of government and the reasons steeped in history that make it so precious. We are afraid that their ignorance will result in its loss - never to be recovered. Everyone should find a way to have a young person view this video. It is a short explanation of the different forms of governing, and why our Founding Fathers risked so much to create a republic - and not a democracy.
  • Ten years after the referendum, we are no closer to a republic

    11/05/2009 5:06:09 AM PST · by myknowledge · 3 replies · 290+ views
    The Australian ^ | October 31, 2009 | Mike Steketee
    TEN years ago republican campaigner Phil Cleary celebrated a glorious referendum defeat by saying that "very soon" Australians would have the republic they wanted. Cleary's Real Republic group and other supporters of direct election had thrown in their lot with the monarchists to campaign for the rejection of a republic with a president appointed by parliament, a decision that helped turn a monarchist minority into a majority of rejectionists. Their strategy, as Cleary explained, was that, following the failure of the referendum, "I'm of the view that the momentum will build immediately" for the republic that people wanted, namely one...
  • Do We Keep Our Republic Or Just Let It Slip Away?

    10/22/2009 9:07:21 PM PDT · by · 10 replies · 754+ views ^ | May 14, 2009 | James Devere
    While exiting the Constitutional Convention, Ben Franklin was asked by a bystander, “What have you given us, a republic or a monarchy?” His answer: “A republic, madam, if you can keep it.” This year the celebration of America’s independence comes at a time when we are in danger of failing to keep that Republic. The continued troubles of auto makers, insurers, and banks in the wake of bailouts shows that throwing money at noncompetitive companies, choked with bad debt and overburdened by labor contracts, is not the answer. What our leaders have done, in the guise of economic stewardship, is...

    10/18/2009 6:01:11 AM PDT · by PeterPrinciple · 5 replies · 515+ views
    Very few Americans understand our form of Government. All too often citizens think majority rules or that we live in a democracy. Some advocate no Government at all. But our Founding Fathers had something a little different in mind. Choosing to avoid the entrapments inherent in Monarchy's and Dictatorships, while protecting State's rights, they settled on a Republic.
  • Michelle Bachmann on Health Care

    10/05/2009 10:03:29 AM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 4 replies · 333+ views
    Fightin Words ^ | October 5, 2009 | Walter Scott Hudson
    This week, selected audio from a telephone town hall meeting with Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann and Texas Congressman Michael Burgess providing their perspective from inside the ongoing health care debate in Washington, including an interesting insight into just how interested your representatives are in your opinion (hint: it’s not much). Also, audio from a fantastic presentation describing the real political spectrum and America’s true form of government.
  • The Present American Polity

    09/17/2009 9:04:57 PM PDT · by AncientAirs · 179+ views
    The Catholic Thing ^ | 17 September 2009 | James V. Schall, S.J.
    Our democratic rule is based on theoretic relativism. Truth or order is its principal antagonist. If we admit truth, we deny liberty. The resultant moral chaos is acknowledged. But we do not address the cause and the consequences remain. They require a new politics of “care” for the whole society. But this “care” cannot be personal. It is non-preferential, egalitarian, same-for-all. Government is its best administrator. If people do whatever they want, they often must be “taken care of.” They are primarily victims of themselves and of old “structures.” They need someone to do for them what they cannot do...