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  • Thoughts on our Republic courtesy of history

    07/04/2014 7:34:55 AM PDT · by LS · 6 replies
    self ^ | 7/4/2014 | LS
    Today there will be both celebration and alarm, joy and gnashing of teeth. Any informed American knows the dangers that threaten our country, and I'll forgo a litany of the unlawfulness and destructiveness that has characterized the last six years. Rather, I'd like to remind everyone of the little events in history that shaped us---and which came very close to either not occurring at all or to turning out much differently than expected. Some will call this providence, others, "good luck," and still others will claim that America made her own luck. Whichever your interpretation, meditate for a moment on...
  • The Spiritual Recession: Is America Losing Faith in Universal Democracy

    06/27/2014 6:56:13 AM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 26, 2014 | David Brooks
    For the past few centuries, the Western world has witnessed a contest of historic visions. On the one side was the dream of the beautiful collective. Human progress was a one-way march toward socialism. People would liberate themselves from religion, hierarchy and oppression. They would build a new kind of society where equality would be the rule, where rational planning would replace cruel competition. On the other side was . . .
  • U.S. Senate | Republican Primaries [Mississippi]

    06/03/2014 7:43:07 PM PDT · by docbnj · 65 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3 Jun 2014
    CANDIDATE VOTES PCT. McDaniel 118,020 49.9% Cochran 114,661 48.5 Carey 3,697 1.6 80% reporting
  • The Wild Children of Yesteryear

    06/01/2014 6:40:44 PM PDT · by windcliff · 65 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5-31-14 | JON GRINSPAN
    PHILADELPHIA — DINNER with your children in 19th-century America often required some self-control. Berry stains in your daughter’s hair? Good for her. Raccoon bites running up your boy’s arms? Bet he had an interesting day. As this year’s summer vacation begins, many parents contemplate how to rein in their kids. But there was a time when Americans pushed in the opposite direction, preserved in Mark Twain’s cat-swinging scamps. Parents back then encouraged kids to get some wildness out of their system, to express the republic’s revolutionary values. American children of the 19th century had a reputation. Returning British visitors reported...
  • US oligarchy study: Eye-opening study reveals disturbing facts about the US

    04/16/2014 5:54:13 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 31 replies
    Jacksonville Top News Examiner ^ | April 15, 2014 | Christian Savoy
    A first of its kind US oligarchy study yielded a rather troubling discovery and the results of the study are definitely cause for concern for most Americans. The US oligarchy study was conducted by researchers from Princeton and Northwestern Universities and the study showed that the United States is not a republic in substance, but rather an oligarchy where the rich rule and the majority of Americans have virtually no impact on policy decisions, today's report from FDL explained.
  • Ted Cruz: 2013 Person of the Year

    12/27/2013 7:38:12 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 24 replies
    http://thehill.com/ ^ | December 27, 2013 | Rick Manning
    No politician had a greater impact on the past year than freshman U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Cruz came from the Lone Star State not owing the D.C. political establishment anything, after he beat the chosen replacement for Kay Bailey Hutchison in an underfunded, grassroots driven Republican primary election. Using his historic first speech on the Senate floor to support Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s quest to force the Obama administration to agree not to use drones to kill Americans on American soil, Cruz showed he would sacrifice personal glory for the cause of liberty. By helping shine a constitutional light...
  • Democracy vs. Republic -- a video

    12/25/2013 2:48:44 PM PST · by grayeagle · 8 replies
    Wimp.com ^ | Dec 2008 | Not Idenified
    Found this gem from Dec 2008 on wimp.com. Good explanation of what kind of government we have, if we can keep it. Mash here >> The American form of government.
  • Gen. Paul Vallely: America Has Come to a Crossroads

    11/25/2013 12:55:15 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 26 replies
    http://noisyroom.net/ ^ | MG Paul E. Vallely, US Army (Ret.)
    America is imploding and we are at a critical crossroads. It is now obvious; from the ObamaCare debacle, to the myriad scandals, to our ever burgeoning debt, to the neutering of our world power status, to the rise of our enemies, and the demise of our allies’ trust in America; implosion is imminent. Obama has taken the seeds of our demise, planted by progressives for over a century now, and amplified their growth at an astonishing rate. We are in a death spiral in terms of whom and what America is, was, and will become. Our ‘exceptionalism’ is the first...
  • Former Federal Prosecutor: Obama is guilty of SERIAL FRAUD

    11/13/2013 9:06:11 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 24 replies
    http://therightscoop.com ^ | November 13, 2013 | The Right Scoop
    Former Federal Prosecutor Andy McCarthy says that Obama is guilty of serial fraud against the American people. He cites several promises Obama made regarding Obamacare and said if an actual insurance CEO made these promises, they’d be prosecuted in a heartbeat. But he says there’s no point in talking about impeachment until there is a political will in this country to make it happen. Watch:
  • Thank God & The Founders For Our Divided Government

    10/12/2013 4:53:57 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 2 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 10/12/2013 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    The powers of government should be so divided and balanced among several bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend their legal limits, without being effectually checked and restrained by the others. ~ Thomas Jefferson writing in Notes on the State of Virginia Some historians are either woefully ignorant about our Republic or intentionally deceitful. You're reading false claims that the House of Representatives "shutdown the government" . . .
  • An Introduction to Free Republic

    09/26/2013 12:58:03 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 69 replies
    9/26/2013 | MosesKnows
    An Introduction to Free Republic First, Free Republic’s Web site is located here Free Republic. Free Republic presents itself as the premier online gathering place for independent, grass-roots conservatism. Let’s look around. I see some areas in the left and right borders. On the left are : Alliances Resource Links Media Links Legal Groups Political Links Government Links Military Links Now that’s impressive. Easy access to informative Web sites on a wide scale. Except for Alliances the groups are self-explanatory. I have been to Alamo-Girl.com and found an outstanding resource on an amazing array of topics. On the right are...
  • Not Yours to Give (The Video)

    09/25/2013 9:48:26 AM PDT · by ru4liberty · 23 replies
    PA Pastors ^ | Davy Crockett
    Do you have 22 1/2 minutes to invest in this reminder of how we have gotten so far off-course from the original founding of our nation? P.S. I know this information has been posted on FR before, but I couldn't find a video version. This posting is for those who learn and retain information better by way of a visual/audio presentation.
  • Neither Putin nor Obama get it

    09/17/2013 9:19:24 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | September 16, 2013 | Gary Bauer
    At the core of America’s founding was a simple, yet literally revolutionary, idea: that all people deserve to be free because they are created by God in His image, and that our rights come from God, not government. This was articulated in the most important sentence in America’s founding, the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence: “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.” Those 36 words are sometimes called the best-known...
  • HEY CONSITUTIONAL SCHOLAR....WE'RE A CONSITUTIONAL REPUBLIC

    09/10/2013 6:36:29 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 56 replies
    09-10-13 | vanity
    Hey Mr. Constitutuional Scholar....THE UNITED STATES IS A CONSITUTIONAL REPUBLIC!!!
  • Private and Public Character and the Endurance of the Republic

    07/30/2013 4:35:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    The sexting scandal of Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former congressman and current New York mayoral candidate, puts into focus the importance of character to public service. Weiner's texts, tweets and photos show not just a tawdry person but a risk-taking, deceitful individual who continued his serial texting and lied about it even as he prepared to run again for office. His wife, Huma Abedin, is standing by her man and expects the public to defer to her judgment as to his fitness for office. It is Abedin's personal business as to whether she will forgive and support Weiner, but it...
  • Where do I turn to for help in deleting my account

    07/10/2013 1:59:57 AM PDT · by dswyndon · 78 replies
    July 10 2013 | self
    I'm needing a bit of advice here and hoping someone could possibly answer my question. I want to delete my account and need to know what the procedure is . Thanks!
  • Commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the Most Important Week in the History of the Republic

    07/04/2013 4:36:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2013 | Hugh Hewitt
    July 3 marks the last day of the battle of Gettysburg 150 years ago -- Pickett's Charge, the "high water mark of the Confederacy." July 4 is of course Independence Day, but this year it is also the sesquicentennial of the surrender of Vicksburg, which split the rebel states in two by securing the length of the Mississippi for the Union. This week, a century and a half ago, marked the certain beginning of the end for the Confederacy and thus of slavery and the rise of the great Republic of freedom. To commemorate this week, I am spending the...
  • Palin to speak at Republic HS graduation

    05/14/2013 9:35:19 PM PDT · by TWhiteBear · 17 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | May 14, 2013 | Shawn Vestal
    Tyler Weyer and his fellow seniors at Republic High School began considering possible commencement speakers last fall...But Weyer had a crazy thought. “I said, ‘Hey, let’s just get Sarah Palin,’ ” said Weyer, the 17-year-old senior class president at Republic High...Then came another e-mail from Palin’s people – this time to set up a phone call with him and school officials...On April 18, Weyer and school officials had the phone call with Palin’s representative, and learned that Palin would be coming to graduation... Anderson’s priority is to preserve the event as a commencement ceremony – something focused on the students...
  • Gore: ".....A Violent Revolution"

    05/01/2013 5:29:34 AM PDT · by Lowell1775 · 38 replies
    www.realclearpolitics.com ^ | 05/01/2013 | Staff-Real Clear Politics
    In an interview with Bloomberg TV from the Milken Global Conference in Beverly Hills, former Vice President Al Gore claims American democracy has been "hacked." Gore also opined on former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor recently commenting that she regretted her decision in Bush v. Gore. "[America] has been hacked. That is a computer term when the operating system of a computer is taken over and the computer does things the owner does not want it to. That is what has been happening to American democracy. You have 90% of the people in favor of background checks for gun...
  • Repeal the 17th Amendment!

    04/16/2013 6:41:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    Salon.com (yeah, yeah,I know . . .) ^ | August 16, 2012 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    America, weÂ’re told from a young age, is all about democracy, and democracy is all about choosing whom you want to be your representatives and holding them accountable. This seems like an entirely uncontroversial idea, but a surprising number of Republican politicians would like to do away with this right, and return the country to an older era when Americans didnÂ’t directly elect their representatives in Washington.Until 1913 and the ratification of the 17th Amendment, Americans didnÂ’t actually elect senators, state legislators did. The change seems unquestionably positive, but Rep. Jeff Flake, the front-runner for the Republican nomination for a...
  • 60 Hard Truths about "Liberals"

    04/04/2013 7:06:27 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 10 replies
    Family Guardian Fellowship ^ | March 31, 2009 | Ludwig Von Mises
    For those of you who do not know, especially young people, I am compelled to inform you of the generally un-known truth that the word "Liberal" has a proud heritage and was originally a word that described men who were the political opposites of modern "Liberals." The word "Liberal" was forcibly stolen and corrupted by evil men who intentionally perverted the use and meaning of the word. In the long forgotten past, the word "Liberal" described honorable and principled men who held to a philosophy of government that advocated Constitutional Republicanism. Constitutional Republicanism is a type of government almost unknown...
  • What is a real republican? [Back to basics]

    04/03/2013 5:34:45 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 6 replies
     "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government..."  -- Article IV, Section 4, the United States Constitution What is a REAL REPUBLICAN? A REAL REPUBLICAN is an American who adheres politically, in word and deed, to the original natural law moral principles of our republic, to the sworn duty to support the stated purposes and explicit provisions of the U.S. Constitution, and is firmly committed to the preservation of representative self-government. What are the original principles of our republic? Those principles are summed up best in our nation's charter, the Declaration...
  • America is a Constitutional Republic . . . NOT a Democracy

    04/02/2013 4:51:04 AM PDT · by Shane · 20 replies
    http://www.stopthenorthamericanunion.com/NotDemocracy.html ^ | September 9, 2006 | Daneen G. Peterson, Ph.D.
    How often have you heard people refer to America as a Democracy? When was the last time that you heard America referred to as a Republic? There is a very good reason that our Pledge of Allegiance refers to our country as a Republic and there is a very good reason that our Declaration of Independence and our constitution do not even mentioned the word "democracy". Many people are under the false impression our form of government is a democracy, or representative democracy. This is of course completely untrue. The Founders were extremely knowledgeable about the issue of democracy and...
  • President flees capital amid violence in Central African Republic

    03/24/2013 11:49:26 AM PDT · by Viennacon · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/24/2013 | Holly Yan, Jennifer Z. Deaton and Nana Karikari-apau
    The president of the Central African Republic has fled the country's capital and rebels have seized control of the city, a government official said Sunday. President Francois Bozize crossed into the Democratic Republic of Congo, said Jules Gautier Ngbapo, a spokesman for the government's territorial administration minister. He declined to disclose Bozize's location Sunday. "Central Africans are waiting for the new president to be named," Ngbapo said in a written statement. Word of Bozize's surprise departure came as violence erupted in the capital, Bangui. Witnesses reported hours of gunfire, and Ngbapo said at least seven civilians were killed as rebels...
  • Best 7 Minutes On GUN CONTROL In the United States

    03/14/2013 9:45:36 PM PDT · by Bikkuri · 24 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | Mar-12-2013 | Rabid GHOST Returns
    No idea of who this guy is, but he does a great job of making the message clear..
  • The Old Republic and Obama's America

    01/25/2013 4:20:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    "Second Term Begins With a Sweeping Agenda for Equality," ran the eight-column banner in which The Washington Post captured the essence of Obama's second inaugural. There he declared: "What binds this nation together ... what makes us exceptional -- what makes us American -- is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago." Obama then quoted our Declaration of Independence: "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...
  • The Crisis of American Conservatism: Inherent Contradictions and the End of the Road

    01/03/2013 6:28:15 AM PST · by Abiotic · 11 replies
    Foreign Policy Research Institute ^ | December 2012 | James Kurth
    It has long been understood that there is something peculiar, even paradoxical, about conservatism in America. American conservatism is different from conservatism in other countries, even those countries which were the original source of many other American ideas and ideals, i.e., the countries of Europe. Indeed, the very term “American conservatism” is something of an oxymoron. For most Europeans who came to America, the whole purpose of their difficult and disruptive journey to the New World was not to conserve European institutions but to leave them behind and to create something new, often an entirely new life and even a...
  • A Constitutional Republic or a Socialist Democracy?

    11/27/2012 12:36:56 AM PST · by jenk · 16 replies
    jenkuznicki.com ^ | 11/27/12 | task
    The recent election loss at a time when every economic indicator over the previous four years should have catapulted Romney to victory, started me to seriously think; not think about Romney’s failures, not about what the conservative movement should have done or about two parties which were once upon a time closer at their furthest distance than they were even in FDR’s time (and that says a lot). In fact other than 1860 we have never been so dissimilar and as a people, so divided. A thought often wonders about its origin as much as what it is about; something...
  • Republic Wireless Now Offering $19/Month Unlimited Smartphone Service to All

    11/26/2012 1:47:21 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 25 replies
    Prepaid wireless carrier Republic Wireless has been offering its $19 per month, unlimited everything, prepaid smartphone plan since about this time last year. At the time, though, there were a few catches; you had to buy a very low-end smartphone from them, you had to use its Hybrid Calling technology for most of your calls, and you could only get in if you were lucky enough to be accepted to an exclusive "beta wave." Since then, Republic Wireless has upgraded to the slightly more modern Motorola Defy XT as its flagship smartphone model, and has changed to allow unlimited calling,...
  • Our Opponents’ Poor History(gun control)

    11/21/2012 9:31:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    pagunblog.com ^ | 20 November, 2012 | Sebastian
    Our opponents in the gun control movement, when they do try to argue down to the philosophical underpinnings of the gun culture in this country, do little more than display their stunning ignorance of history. I’ll ignore for a moment the utterly false notion that self-defense was never mentioned by any of the founders (Adams mentioned it, several founders carried pistols for self-defense, and it’s mentioned in many state analogues to the 2nd Amendment), and concentrate instead of the notion that militia in the colonial or early republic was anything like the top-down organized instrument of state power that our...
  • BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

    11/06/2012 10:20:08 PM PST · by Pfesser · 1 replies
    wwwartleby.com ^ | 1787 | Bartleby
    The response is attributed to BENJAMIN FRANKLIN—at the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, when queried as he left Independence Hall on the final day of deliberation—in the notes of Dr. James McHenry, one of Maryland’s delegates to the Convention. McHenry’s notes were first published in The American Historical Review, vol. 11, 1906, and the anecdote on p. 618 reads: “A lady asked Dr. Franklin Well Doctor what have we got a republic or a monarchy. A republic replied the Doctor if you can keep it.”
  • Daniel Webster Quote

    11/06/2012 8:13:24 AM PST · by reg45 · 17 replies
    Daniel Webster ^ | Daniel Webster
    “Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster and what has happened once in 6,000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world.” ― Daniel Webster
  • America: A Republic, If You Can Keep It. A Warning From Benjamin Franklin On The Very First Day

    11/06/2012 3:31:05 AM PST · by Caipirabob · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | Oct 17, 2009 | Unkown
    A brilliant video to share this election day! America: A Republic, If You Can Keep It. A Warning From Benjamin Franklin On The Very First Day
  • Voter Fraud Is the Way to America's Destruction

    10/16/2012 10:49:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    Does voter fraud actually exist? If you ask members of the Obama administration, Democratic lawmakers or the left-leaning media, they often argue it's a myth concocted by Republicans to suppress Democratic turnout. Even U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has called voter fraud "a problem that does not really exist." But what you won't see in most of the nation's headlines is the series of explosive investigations by patriot James O'Keefe and his nonprofit, Project Veritas. In stunning video footage (called "DNC Staffer Assists Double Voting In Support of Obama" on YouTube), a top Obama campaign worker gleefully helps an undercover...
  • 165 Million Americans Are Dependents of the State: Is Tyranny Next?

    08/21/2012 8:52:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/15/2012 | Bill Wilson
    Is America descending into a dependency state, where the majority uses its voting power to demand government services from taxpayers? New research from Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee Jeff Sessions (R-AL) reveals that this reality may already be here, with more than 107 million Americans on some form of means-tested government welfare. ... most voting-age Americans do not pay income taxes — approximately 50.6 percent. That includes 53.91 million Americans who pay nothing in income taxes, and another 64.7 million who get refunds in excess of what was owed. That’s 118.61 million out of 234.6 million Americans 18...
  • Future of the Republic Hangs on 2012 Election

    08/17/2012 10:17:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2012 | Diana West
    First, kudos to Mitt Romney for choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate. Now, the danger: Romney, Ryan, their surrogates, their supporters and the American people will continue to treat Election 2012 as just another contest to determine whose hand is at the helm of state for the next four years. No, this election is for keeps. If Barack Obama doesn't lose his bid for a second term, he and his vast, left-wing support network of Marx-inspired think tanks, strategists and elected officials will fulfill Obama's 2008 campaign promise to "fundamentally" transform this nation, thus bringing the American experiment in...
  • Twilight Creeps Too Slowly

    07/09/2012 3:10:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 8, 2012 | Michael Auslin
    ............ur collapse is real, but in a vast country of 300 million people, the long, agonizing shuffle up to Lover’s Leap is hard to grasp. It happens in drips and drabs, and while all of us instinctively know that we’ll soon walk hand-in-hand to the Tipping Point of No Return, daily life offers us myraid opportunities to just adapt and acquiesce ever so slightly. So what if Pepco, after not having been able to turn my power back on for five days, wants to jack up my monthly electricity bill by $5.50? It’s only another $66 per year. I can...
  • A Statesman in Congress

    06/29/2012 8:31:53 AM PDT · by An American! · 5 replies
    Letters from an Ohio Farmer ^ | June 26, 2012 | Ohio Farmer
    June 26, 2012 A Statesman in Congress To the Members of the 112th Congress: This Friday marks the 160th anniversary of the death of Henry Clay (June 29, 1852). With only a few years excepted, Clay served in the House of Representatives and the Senate from 1803 until his death almost 50 years later. When he died, he was the most famous American of his day and received many, many eulogies. One of them came from a little-known, former one-term Congressman from Illinois named Abraham Lincoln, who eulogized Clay as "my beau ideal of a statesman." In calling Clay a "statesman,"...
  • (Vanity...my story) My family defected Czechoslovakia for this?

    06/27/2012 6:05:37 PM PDT · by ak267 · 21 replies
    my life | 6-27-2012 | ak267
    The year was 1968 and my earliest memory was that of my mother picking me up. She was scared...terrified. I didn't know why mom was so scared but when you're a small child, parents screaming and shouting leaves an indelible mark on you. "They are coming for us...we must leave." My parents were part of the reform movement in Czechoslovakia in the 1960's. Dad was a respected doctor, mom was a nurse. After suffering the tyranny of the Nazis, seeing a once proud and industrial country turned into a Communist hell hole, my parents decided to stand up for increased...
  • Our Final Days as a Republic?- A Communist America? (VANITY)

    10/10/2008 5:33:36 AM PDT · by RetSignman · 82 replies · 1,418+ views
    My disillusioned Mind. | October 10, 2008 | RetSignman
    I submitted a post on September 26 of this year entitled, “Has America Been Defeated Without a Shot Being Fired?”. Since then our leaders in Washington have given themselves the power over citizens property and their money by way of controlling our financial institutions. All of America is outraged and calling it ‘socialism’ but, I believe, it goes much deeper and is more sinister than socialism. It is the first implementation of Communism. Since President Reagan brought the Soviet Union to it’s knees by using their economic system against them, the Soviet Communists along with Communist China learned a valuable...
  • Citizens United damage: Is America still a democracy?

    06/27/2012 6:34:26 AM PDT · by An American! · 58 replies
    All Voices ^ | Jun 26, 2012 | itobin53
    America is in uncharted territory now that Citizens United has taken hold in the 2012 elections. It has some people questioning whether or not the United States of America is still a democracy. Since the Supreme Court declared corporations human beings (people) in the 2009 Citizens United case, more than U.S. elections have changed. Millionaires, corporations, and secret donor Super PACs are now allowed to spend an unlimited amount of money to influence the outcome of U.S. political campaigns. The majority of Citizens United funding is coming from conservative groups that are backing Republican candidates. With enough negative TV ads...
  • America v. The Uncreated Koran

    06/10/2012 3:23:57 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 15 replies
    The Creators (adapted) | 1992 | Daniel J. Boorstin
    Our differences with islam derive from within the roots of our national being, Christianity. It does not matter if one is agnostic or atheist; every American should be thankful our earliest explorers and settlers were Christian and not muslim. Fortunately, there was little danger of that happening, for the act of discovery is anathema to islam, as the following will show. Creation itself is unappealing to islam. The first evidence is their view of holy scripture. Understand that Mohammed is not the muslim Jesus. We believe in the Incarnation, the taking on of human form by Jesus. Muslims believe in...
  • Republican Virtue

    06/03/2012 5:32:34 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 10 replies
    The Creation of the American Republic | 1969 | Gordon S. Wood
    Perhaps everyone in the eighteenth century could have agreed that in theory no State was more beautiful than a republic, whose whole object by definition was the good of the people. Yet everyone knew it was a fragile beauty indeed. It was axiomatic that no society could hold together without the obedience of its members to the legally constituted authority. In a monarchy the complicated texture of the society, “the magnificence, costly equipage and dazzling splendors” lavished on the prince, the “multitude of criminal laws, with severe penalties, the very rigor of the unitary authority often with the aid of...
  • Res Publica (The Republic defined)

    04/17/2012 5:34:33 PM PDT · by HMS Surprise · 3 replies
    tea party tribune ^ | 4/17/12 | jim funkhouser
    Elected leaders in America do not rule, the law rules. Politicians are mere custodians of the law, and when they promote notions such as a “living constitution” what they are really wanting is the rule of law to be replaced by the rule of man. Our Republic rests on the universal truths espoused by The Declaration of Independence. The Constitution was an effort to promote the ideals of liberty and justice. Liberty and justice brings prosperity. Every nation that maintains a rule of law that promotes liberty and justice will have prosperity. Any nation that substitutes rule of law for...
  • Res Publica (A solid conservative reboot)

    04/17/2012 5:20:28 PM PDT · by HMS Surprise · 2 replies
    tea party tribune ^ | 4/17/12 | jim funkhouser
    A guilty pleasure, that I surrender to occasionally, involves quizzing my fellow conservative compatriots about the core historical knowledge that is often taken for granted. Long before the Tea Party came along there was a burgeoning conservative movement in America that sought to rediscover and recover ancient principles and ideals of man’s relationship with government. From Goldwater to Reagan, Limbaugh to Levin, and talk radio to the limitless font of internet information, historical truth is making a comeback. Let’s start at the beginning. Before Caesar came the Republic. Res Publica, correctly translated, means “the public thing.” In a Republic the...
  • Res Publica (The perfect apolitical article to give your lib friends.)

    04/17/2012 4:24:17 PM PDT · by HMS Surprise · 5 replies
    tea party tribune ^ | 4/17/12 | jim funkhouser
    A guilty pleasure, that I surrender to occasionally, involves quizzing my fellow conservative compatriots about the core historical knowledge that is often taken for granted. Long before the Tea Party came along there was a burgeoning conservative movement in America that sought to rediscover and recover ancient principles and ideals of man’s relationship with government. From Goldwater to Reagan, Limbaugh to Levin, and talk radio to the limitless font of internet information, historical truth is making a comeback. Let’s start at the beginning. Before Caesar came the Republic. Res Publica, correctly translated, means “the public thing.” In a Republic the...
  • I was minding my own business, doing some research .. (vanity)

    04/17/2012 3:32:31 PM PDT · by knarf · 4 replies
    with assist from answers.com ^ | April 17, 2012 | knarf
    I used to spend hours in a library going from book to fascinating book ...
  • Plain Speaking - The Constitution is for everyone -- the last thing liberals want you to know

    04/04/2012 5:15:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 4, 2012 | Lisa Fabrizio
    ............The Founders did not live in some ivory tower where the stench of politics never befouled the sacred air. They knew that their plan for a representative republic was not in itself a guarantee against governmental tyranny. Here's James Madison in Federalist 58: "An elective despotism was not the government we fought for; but one in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among the several bodies of magistracy as that no one could transcend their legal limits without being effectually checked and restrained by the others." What this means is that the framers never intended...
  • My Sith lord is a jerk!!!

    03/23/2012 9:27:07 PM PDT · by ak267
    You Tube ^ | 3-23-2012 | The Drunk And the Pawned
    From the journals of the video game: "The Old Republic". Your sith lord is a jerk, but how bad can it be? Sex, gratuitous violence, snappy quips, megalomania, greed and disco-grunge dancing galore!!!! Subtle jokes and a reference to the "Never Ending Story" will make you LOL. Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63vWEzqjn2U Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWrLwD2hMdk Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX4dWvLsUFQ Part 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5d2JZj7G_60 Part 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIULbosH_f4
  • Al Gore doesn't know he's a one-percenter

    03/20/2012 3:45:18 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 4 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | March 20, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    The South by Southwest Festival (known as SXSW), held every March in Austin, Texas, bills itself as a "unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies." This year, things got a bit more political, adding a few sparks to its normal techie, artsy-fartsy flair. During a public discourse between former Vice President Al Gore Jr. and Sean Parker (who co-founded Napster), Gore said, “Our democracy has been hacked,” and urged the audience to commence an “Occupy Democracy” movement. This is eerily reminiscent of statements he made to Keith Olbermann last August, including the idea that we should work...