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  • The Trial of Susan B. Anthony For Illegal Voting (Great Story: Tea Party Like!)

    02/16/2011 2:25:36 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 5 replies
    Jurist Law @ Pitt ^ | February 2001 | Douglas Linder
    The Anthony trial of 1873 helped answer the important question of whether women as "citizens" under the recently adopted Fourteenth Amendment were entitled, as one of the "privileges and immunities" that came with citizenship, to vote. The answer given by prim and conservative Justice Ward Hunt will surprise few, but the trial also shows Hunt with his hands full, not quite knowing how to shut up his feisty defendant. Read now about what "Aunt Susan" described in her diary as "the greatest outrage in judicial history!"
  • America’s Firewall to Stop the Slide into Slavery

    02/24/2016 3:20:29 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/24/16 | John Anthony
    We can ascend into freedom. But we must engage in local politics. Get involved and hold on--fiercely In the 1600s David Hitchborn migrated to America and spent his life in servitude. Within four generations, the family became free property holders, business owners and respected burghers. By 1734, David’s great-great grandson, patriot Paul Revere was born into the influential Boston family. This is the classic American saga of the rise from serfdom to freedom. Yet today, American freedom is in reverse. The choices bred from our forebears’ sacrifices are swirling down a cultural cesspit of renewed servitude. From Wilson’s progressivism and...
  • Milestone in Welfare Hailed

    10/26/2013 11:21:38 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 Oct 2013 | John Semmens
    In a bid to divert attention from the disastrous implementation of Obamacare, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius pointed to the dramatic rise in welfare recipients as proof of the dramatic progress this Administration has made in transforming America. For the first time ever in United States history, the number of persons receiving means-tested welfare payments (108,592,000) exceeds the number of persons engaged in full-time employment (101,716,000). Throughout human history the average person has been chained to toil in order to survive, Sebelius observed. Today, I am proud to say that the average American has been freed from...
  • Congressman Proposes Indenture Program for College Students

    08/25/2013 2:40:55 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Aug 2013 | John Semmens
    Distressed by the high cost of college and the high unemployment of college graduates, Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY) recommended a major revision of how we educate people for the public good. I have heard so many stories of graduates facing crushing debt loads and no prospects of a job that I think its time we remake the whole system. First of all, why should a student have to pay for college? Rangel asked. We dont make them pay for elementary or high school. If a college degree is needed for the role a person is to play in our society...
  • Redistribution as Slavery

    12/19/2012 1:53:21 AM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 18, 2012 | Dean Kalahar
    The idea that we should take from those who have and give to those who don't is viewed as proper and just among liberals. In fact, if you do not subscribe to redistribution ideology, you are attacked as being greedy at best and racist at worst. The problem is that income redistribution in practice promotes one of the same moral injustices found under slavery. As Thomas Sowell put it: "Not since the days of slavery have there been so many people who feel entitled to what other people have produced as there are in the modern welfare state." If morality...
  • Obamas energetic war on the young - Naive college kids dont realize that big-government...

    04/03/2011 2:02:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2011 | Robert Knight
    Naive college kids dont realize that big-government servitude awaits President Obama needs to reinvent reality, so where does he go? A college campus. And why not? With gas doubling in price toward $4 a gallon, what better place to talk energy than to backpacking cyclists at trendy, urban Georgetown University? It's a far friendlier crowd than, say, one composed of truckers, commuters or laid-off workers. Besides, the last time Mr. Obama spoke at Georgetown, on April 14, 2009, college officials complied with a White House request to cover up pesky Christian symbols behind the presidential podium. Georgetown is a very...
  • Thomas Jefferson Speaks to Today's America from the grave.

    02/07/2011 8:04:00 AM PST · by Bigun · 6 replies
    eaching American History.org ^ | 1816 | Thomas Jefferson
    "To preserve [the] independence [of the people,] we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts...
  • The Welfare Script (The Welfare State Expands by following a familiar routine over & over again)

    07/19/2010 9:56:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/19/2010 | Michael G. Franc
    Americas welfare state has grown into an unwieldy hodgepodge of programs that provide various forms of assistance to tens of millions of Americans. It costs taxpayers nearly a trillion dollars annually and experts predict that, absent reform, it will keep growing in the years ahead. The welfare state acquired its girth by following a familiar script over and over again. The latest performance came at a recent hearing of the House Education and Labor Committee, which is pondering yet another proposed expansion of government: the Improving Nutrition for Americas Children Act, an $8 billion add-on to the nations school-lunch...
  • ObamaCare Created Military-style "Draft" for Healthcare Workers!

    04/23/2010 3:47:14 PM PDT · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 24 replies · 922+ views
    ConservativeAmerican.org ^ | 4/23/2010 | Peter Andrew, author "Legacy of Lies - The 2009 Obama Administration"
    You can always count on the Obama Administration to prevent major news from breaking until Friday afternoon! Today we learn the ObamaCare Nightmare Law created what is called a "Ready Reserve Corps." What does it do? The law (it's too late folks, this is already law) allows the President to force healthcare workers from each state into national service without their consent ... ...and without the consent of their Governor! The five pages of the 2,700 page ObamaCare Nightmare that deal with this are short on details. The Ready Reserve Corps is some kind of para-military-like group that can force...
  • Losing In Fall OK With Democrats If It Means They Win Health Care

    03/05/2010 5:14:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 75 replies · 1,859+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 5, 2010 | MARK STEYN
    So there was President Obama giving his bazillionth speech on health care, droning yet again that "now is the hour when we must seize the moment," the same moment he's been seizing every day of the week for the past year, only this time his genius photo-op guys thought it would look good to have him surrounded by men in white coats. Why is he doing this? Why let "health" "care" "reform" stagger on like the rotting husk in a low-grade creature feature who refuses to stay dead no matter how many stakes you pound through his chest? Because it's...
  • Hidden Tax Hurts Just As Much

    01/07/2010 4:54:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 505+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 7, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Health Care: The president swore that the middle class wouldn't get a tax hike. Yet he's pushing Congress to place a levy on high-end medical insurance plans. It's another campaign promise about to be broken. 'Under my plan," candidate Barack Obama said on Sept. 12, 2008, while campaigning in Dover, N.H., "no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes." He didn't tell anyone to read his lips then. But the president is about to make...
  • Personal Mandate to Buy Health Insurance Is Unprecedented and Unconstitutional.

    12/18/2009 8:12:25 AM PST · by Leisler · 39 replies · 1,726+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | December 9, 2009 | Randy Barnett, Nathaniel Stewart and Todd F. Gaziano
    As the Congressional Budget Office explained: "A mandate requiring all individuals to purchase health insurance would be an unprecedented form of federal action. The government has never required people to buy any good or service as a condition of lawful residence in the United States." Yet, all of the House and Senate health-care bills being debated require Americans to either obtain or purchase expensive health insurance, estimated to cost up to $15,000 per year for a typical family, or pay substantial tax penalties for not doing so. The purpose of this compulsory contract, coupled with the arbitrary price ratios and...
  • Calif-ornery (California is stealing from its residents)

    11/14/2009 3:51:08 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 37 replies · 2,226+ views
    The Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh, Pa. ^ | 2009-11-13 | Donald J. Boudreaux
    On Nov. 1, the government of the state of California began withholding from workers' paychecks 10 percent more than what it had been withholding. The Los Angeles Times described this move -- prompted by California's fiscal calamity -- as "a forced, interest-free loan" from taxpayers to the government. The Times explained to its California readers that "You'll be repaid any extra withholding in April. Those who would receive a refund anyway will receive a larger one, and those who owe taxes will owe less." The ostensible purpose of withholding is to better ensure that taxpayers actually pay the taxes they...
  • The Servile Citizen

    10/08/2009 7:15:40 AM PDT · by Ed Hudgins · 4 replies · 420+ views
    A large billboard in a local Metro station cautions passersby to Cover your cough and Wash your hands frequently when you have a cold. Nearby, a sign in a bus shelter instructs citizens: Do not cross street until bus has left. These signs have been erected courtesy of Mommy Government to help you, the presumed adult-child citizen of the Infantilized Republic of America. Its a picture of the most serious internal threat to America: the decline of self responsibility and its replacement with dependence on paternalistic government, namely, on handouts from other coerced individuals and on a nit-picking Napoleonic code...
  • Washington is Selling Servitude

    08/05/2009 4:54:02 AM PDT · by sovereignty2 · 5 replies · 908+ views
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | 08-04-09 | Brian Roberts
    Washington is selling servitude. * We watched as they destroyed the financial sector by forcing banks to give loans to people that could not afford them then they stepped in to save the day by gaining direct control of our financial sector. * We watched as they destroyed a once powerful automotive industry through excessive regulation and labor union control then they stepped in to save the day by gaining direct control of our automotive industry. * We listened as they verbally assaulted capitalism when government regulations were to blame. * We watched as they asked the American people to...
  • Top 1% pays more taxes than bottom 95%

    08/01/2009 5:29:16 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 40 replies · 1,455+ views
    Americans For Tax Reform ^ | Friday, July 31, 2009 | Tim Andrews
    New data Released by the IRS has just shown that the top 1% income earners pays more in tax than the bottom 95% combined. An analysis of IRS data by the Tax Foundation shows that the top 1 percent of taxpayers paid 40.4 percent of the total income taxes collected by the federal government, the highest percentage in modern history. While the bottom 95 percent paid 39.4 percent of the income tax burden. The tax foundation rightly notes that putting this in perspective, the top 1 percent is comprised of just 1.4 million taxpayers and they pay a larger share...
  • Back to indentured servitude: A cynical change in America's promise to temporary workers

    05/10/2009 5:11:47 AM PDT · by truthsquad10 · 5 replies · 558+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5/10/2009 | Nick Geale
    The Obama administration's immigration proposals are both bad policy and cynical politics - harming our economy and our workers while turning foreign workers into indentured servants. ... AgJobs is cynical and arguably anti-American. It legalizes illegal workers after a small fine of a few hundred dollars. Anyone who worked five months in agriculture in the prior two years is eligible for legalization, including those facing judicial deportation orders. That would mean 600,000 to 800,000 new permanent U.S. residents plus their families - many of whom probably have a limited education, speak little English and may not even be immunized against...
  • Trends Can Change

    04/01/2009 7:38:33 PM PDT · by Xenophon450 · 3 replies · 304+ views
    Mises.org ^ | February 12, 1951 | Ludwig von Mises
    One of the cherished dogmas implied in contemporary fashionable doctrines is the belief that tendencies of social evolution, as manifested in the recent past, will prevail in the future too. Study of the past, it is assumed, discloses the shape of things to come. Any attempt to reverse or even to stop a trend is doomed to failure. Man must submit to the irresistible power of historical destiny. To this dogma is added the Hegelian idea of progressive improvement in human conditions. Every later stage of history, Hegel taught, is of necessity a higher and more perfect state than the...
  • National service bill clears Congress (The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act)

    03/31/2009 3:22:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 164 replies · 8,813+ views
    The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill Tuesday to strengthen national service by increasing funding for thousands of volunteers. The House approved 275-149 the Senate-passed Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. "Just one month ago, in his address to Congress, President Obama called upon Congress to pass legislation 'to encourage a renewed spirit of national service for this and future generations,'" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement. "Today, the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act is on its way to his desk to become law." Obama...
  • Congress expands ways for Americans to help others

    03/31/2009 1:29:07 PM PDT · by AH_LiveRight · 43 replies · 1,214+ views
    AP via Yahoo finance ^ | March 31, 2009 | Ann Sanner
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Americans, from teenagers to baby boomers, soon will get a fresh chance to lend a helping hand in a time of need after Congress voted Tuesday to expand ways for people to serve the country and each other. The House voted 275-149 for a $5.7 billion bill that takes ambitious steps on public service, including tripling the number of positions in the Clinton-era AmeriCorps program, its largest expansion since the agency's creation in 1993, and establishing a fund to help nonprofit organizations recruit and manage more volunteers. Congress was sending the bill to...