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  • Germany defeats Argentina 1-0 to win the World Cup

    07/13/2014 3:10:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 308 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 4, 2014
    RIO DE JANEIRO – Mario Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra time to give Germany its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday. Goetze controlled the ball with his chest and then shot past Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero in the 113th minute.
  • Sandra Fluke seeks wider influence in California

    07/12/2014 9:59:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2014 12:01 PM EDT | Judy Lin
    The former Georgetown University law student who gained national attention for being denied a chance to testify in Congress for health plan contraception coverage—and then was subjected to degrading comments by radio host Rush Limbaugh—is hoping to make public policy of her own. Sandra Fluke is running as a first-time candidate for a seat in California’s state Senate to represent some of the most affluent communities of Los Angeles County, a district that stretches from the Hollywood Hills to the Palos Verdes peninsula. In a district where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1, Fluke is campaigning on an agenda that includes subsidized...
  • Obama is Not a Socialist

    06/02/2014 7:13:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    capitalismmagazine.com ^ | 5/31/2014 | Thomas Sowell
    What President Obama has been pushing for, and moving toward, is more insidious: government control of the economy, while leaving ownership in private hands. That way, politicians get to call the shots but, when their bright ideas lead to disaster, they can always blame those who own businesses in the private sector.
  • All your children belong to us

    07/06/2014 11:25:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | July 6, 2014 | Glenn Cook
    Is any freedom more important, more sacred than the right to raise a family without government intrusion? It’s a good question to ask this Independence Day weekend, as Americans reflect on the birth of a nation dedicated to the preservation of individual liberties: “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.” But as government grows bigger and more powerful, as politicians, bureaucrats and busybodies increasingly think they know best, American families constantly must...
  • Homely/Bizarre Soviet-Era Vehicles: They Waited TEN Years for THIS?

    07/01/2014 3:33:49 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 47 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Ah, the fruits of socialism: if only we'd allow Dear Leader  unbridled power, I just know he could make everything better... More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Why liberals should stop trying to ‘help’ black Americans

    06/28/2014 2:00:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 28, 2014 | Jason L. Riley
    The civil-rights struggles of the mid-20th century were liberalism at its best. The efforts culminated in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which outlawed racial discrimination in employment and education and ensured the ability of blacks to register and vote. But what about the social policy and thinking that arose from the ruins of Jim Crow? Good intentions aside, which efforts have facilitated black advancement, and which efforts have impeded it? Many liberals today don’t seem particularly interested in asking this question, even though 50 years into the war on...
  • The Reality Is That There Is No Difference Between Republican and Tea Party Candidates (Laff-riot)

    06/26/2014 2:20:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    In order to understand their surroundings, human beings depend on their brain’s ability to organize, identify, and interpret a barrage of sensory information that allows them to perceive, among other things, a potential threat. There has been a gross misperception among a large number of people who observe American politics that the greatest threat to this country, and more specifically its democracy, is the rise of extremists in the conservative movement. As a rule, the first extremist group that comes to most people’s mind is the Koch brothers’ tea party movement that they errantly bifurcate from establishment Republicans and it...
  • Is Inequality Caused by Capitalism or Statism?

    06/15/2014 4:56:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2014 | John Browne
    The French economist Thomas Piketty has achieved worldwide fame by promoting a thesis that capitalism is the cause of growing economic inequality. Unfortunately, he is partially right. However, the important distinction missed by Piketty and all of his supporters is that state capitalism, not free market capitalism, has reigned supreme in recent decades in the world's leading democracies. It is this misguided attempt to wed the power of the state to the private ownership of capital that has led to the mushrooming of economic inequality. If the public cannot be made aware of the distinction, we risk abandoning the...
  • David Brat Is Right: Let’s not shy away from the truth about what government is

    06/13/2014 11:43:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The National Review ^ | June 12, 2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    With just seven little words, the freakout began: “The government holds a monopoly on violence.” These were written by David Brat, a professor of economics at Virginia’s Randolph-Macon College and, now, the Republican party’s nominee for the state’s seventh congressional district. “Unusual” and “eye-opening” was the New York Daily News’s petty verdict. In the Wall Street Journal, Reid Epstein insinuated darkly that the claim cast Brat as a modern-day fascist. And, for his part, Politico’s Ben White suggested that the candidate’s remarks “on Neitzsche and the government monopoly on violence don’t make a whole lot of sense.” As is its...
  • How freedom slowly yields to tyranny

    05/31/2014 10:47:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | May 30, 2014 | Mark Landsbaum
    Benjamin Franklin is looking prophetic: “There is scarce a king in a hundred who would not, if he could, follow the example of Pharaoh – get first all the people’s money, then all their lands and then make them and their children servants forever. ... I am apprehensive that the government of the states may, in future times, end in a monarchy.” No, we’re not there. Yet. But decide for yourself whether these trends move us toward more personal freedom, or increasingly consolidated government power. Who imposed a national health care mandate, even though most people opposed the idea? Since...
  • Too Many Federal Agencies Have Created Their Own Private Armies

    04/21/2014 5:02:39 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 94 replies
    TRNS ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Ernest Istook
    Does the Environmental Protection Agency really need armed agents? Outside of law enforcement, federal agencies now employ over 25,000 people as armed agents. They are more than guards. They’ve become like private armies that can push around private citizens. Over 70 non-military federal agencies now have their own armed agents. You expect armed agents with the FBI, the U.S. Marshal Service and the Border Patrol. But the EPA? The Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, even the Social Security Administration and the National Institutes of Health? Even the Department of Education and the Department of Housing and Urban...
  • Greetings from Obamaland…Oops, I Mean Greece

    03/30/2014 6:18:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    As much as I condemn American politicians for bad policy, things could be worse. We could be Greek citizens, which would be very depressing. Indeed, you’ll understand why I put Obamaland in the title after you read today’s column. Simply stated, Greece is a cesspool of statism. The people seem to be wonderful (at least outside of polling booths), but government intervention is pervasive and atrocious. Here’s an example. As I was coming in a taxi from the airport to the city yesterday, we passed some sort of protest. There were a couple of hundred people at the rally and...
  • The Prospects for Community in the Age of Obama

    03/19/2014 6:30:30 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 10 replies
    Intercollegiate Review ^ | 3/17/'14 | Ross Douthat
    In this insightful reflection on Robert Nisbet’s classic 1953 book The Quest for Community, New York Times op-ed columnist Ross Douthat examines the human impulse toward community and its connection to the rise of statism. This essay is adapted from Douthat’s introduction to ISI Books’ critical edition of The Quest for Community. The intellectual conservatism that flowered unexpectedly, like a burst of tulips from a desert, in the aftermath of the Second World War was preoccupied above all else with revising the story that modernity told about itself. Twenty years of totalitarianism, genocide, and total war had delivered hammer blows...
  • Developing: Crimea Nationalizes Energy Companies

    03/17/2014 9:59:25 AM PDT · by thackney · 33 replies
    Oil Pro ^ | 3/17/2014 | Jeff Reed
    Ukraine's Crimean parliament voted Monday to nationalize energy companies Ukrtransgaz and Chornomornaftohaz, according to a statement on the Parliament's website. A Crimean official said last week that the local authorities may sell the oil and gas company Chornomornaftohaz to a Russian firm "such as Gazprom" once the region assumes control of it. On Sunday, a Russia-backed referendum in Crimea demonstrated overwhelming support for joining the Russian federation. The US and its European allies are expected to announced sanctions against Russia on Monday after Crimea announced that just under 97% of voters in the region supported leaving Ukraine and becoming a...
  • Government urges striking teachers to 'respect education'

    03/13/2014 12:12:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Buenos Aires Herald ^ | March 13, 2014
    The cabinet chief has sent a clear message to unionized teachers. “Discerning involves the compliance of duties as well,” Jorge Capitanich said following yesterday’s failure in salary talks in which Buenos Aires province teachers rejected a 30.9-percent wage hike, vowing to continue with a walkout that has left more than 4 million students without classes since last week.
  • Whether You Call it Socialism, Statism, Fascism, or Corporatism,

    03/12/2014 3:04:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Regular readers may have noticed that I generally say that advocates of big government are “statists.” I could call them “liberals,” but I don’t like that using that term since the early advocates of economic and personal liberty were “classical liberals” such as Adam Smith, John Locke, and Jean-Baptiste Say. And proponents of these ideas are still called “liberals” in Europe and Australia. I could call them “socialists,” but I don’t think that’s technically accurate since the theory is based on government ownership of the means of production. This is why I’ve been in the strange position of defending Obama...
  • The Tyrant in the Gray Flannel Suit

    03/07/2014 9:43:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 7, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Traditional American distrust of the centralized state is based on some lessons learned the hard way.Russia’s takeover of Crimea is already so complete that commercial flights to Kiev from the region’s main airport, located outside Simferopol, the regional capital 50 miles from Sevastopol, now leave from the international terminal instead of the domestic one as they did until last week. The shift suggests that Kiev and the rest of Ukraine are now classified as foreign territory. New York Times, March 6, 2014 There is no one who can be trusted with political power. Lord Acton’s famous epigram — “Power corrupts,...
  • Why most conservatives are secretly liberals

    03/06/2014 7:50:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Washington Post's The Monkey Cage ^ | March 6, 2014 | John Sides
    A couple months ago, a Gallup poll recorded a small uptick in the percentage of Americans who identify as “liberal” — to 23 percent, or what Gallup, eliding the margin of error in the poll, called a “new high.” My Post colleague Chris Cillizza wondered if liberal was “no longer a dirty word.” We will see. After all, there were far more conservatives in that Gallup poll, which, for some, means we’re still a “center-right nation.” But whether people call themselves “conservative” isn’t necessarily that telling in the first place. A recent book by two political scientists shows that liberal...
  • Doctors Abandoning Private Practice in Droves to Work at Hospitals

    02/16/2014 7:03:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/15/2013 | Rick Moran
    Doctors are leaving private practice to become employees of hospitals, according to this story in the New York Times. The decline in private practice physicians actually began a few years ago when changes to Medicare forced many physicians who practiced individually or in small group offices to make the move to a salaried position in a hospital.But there is no doubt that Obamacare has exacerbated the problem. The onerous recordkeeping is one big reason why private practice physicians are becoming extinct. Private physicians can’t afford the extra employees to meet the demands of Obamacare paperwork.Dr, Paul Hsieh explained in a...
  • 'Children Belong to All of Us,' Common Core Promoter Says; Opponents Are 'Tiny Minority'

    02/03/2014 7:49:36 PM PST · by marshmallow · 59 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 2/3/14 | Napp Nazworth
    "The children belong to all of us," Paul Reville, an education professor at Harvard and former Massachusetts secretary of Education, said Friday in explaining why states should adopt the Common Core State Standards Initiative. "What we're doing at the national level ... is what a lot of our states thought made sense individually. Why should some towns in cities or states have no standards or low standards and others have extremely high standards when the children belong to all of us and would move. And the same logic applies to the nation," he said, making the case for national standards....
  • The right side of history

    02/03/2014 5:35:46 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    Renew America ^ | 2-2-14 | David Huntwork
    Time and time again I have been accused of being on the "wrong side of history" when it comes to the arguments over abortion and, especially, to so-called gay marriage. This linguistic fad has exploded in use lately as if history itself is the sole arbitrator of what is right and true. It is the weapon of utter dismissiveness that is boldly and routinely wielded by the Left. One should, in reality, not be interested in being on the "right side of history," but on the right side of right and wrong. The most recent and sudden burst of Leftist...
  • I Will Not Implement, Comply . . . (MD letter to Aetna)

    02/02/2014 2:48:14 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 38 replies
    Kris Held MD wordpress ^ | January 30, 2014 | Kris Held MD
    Dear Mr. Bertolini, With a deep sense of sadness, I must inform you that I will no longer serve as a physician for Aetna patients under the terms of our contractual agreement, which you most recently unilaterally changed. I have been privileged and honored to care for thousands of patients covered by Aetna policies since the 1990’s. I have devoted my life to providing the very best, state-of-the-art care to these individuals. We have formed a patient-doctor relationship, which I hope many will chose to continue in spite of my severing ties with Aetna. You see, health insurance has evolved...
  • 10 Reasons Why Camille Paglia is the Champion of the Feminist Right

    01/24/2014 12:36:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    PJ Lifestyle ^ | January 23, 2014 | Susan L. M. Goldberg
    She is an unabashed liberal. In a culture increasingly governed by Marxist Nomenklatura masking itself as “liberal”, conservatives should be bold enough to reclaim that much maligned political descriptor as one of our own. We are, after all, the ideological descendants of classical liberals, making the outspoken once Liberal Democrat, now Libertarian Camille Paglia the perfect match for contemporary politically conservative feminists. Can’t possibly imagine the lady who, even when she smiles, gives you a look that says, “I know you’re full of s**t,” could possibly fit in the ranks of the right wing? Here are 10 reasons why you...
  • IRS writing regs that allow it to suppress the tea party

    01/13/2014 10:45:05 AM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 61 replies
    DC Independent Examiner ^ | January 12, 2014 | James Simpson
    The IRS got caught with their pants down last year. So now they are writing regulations that will allow them to do legally what they were doing illegally before. Every time you think these people can sink no lower, they go out of their way to prove you wrong. A cabal of leftist groups sued the IRS demanding they adopt these regulations, whereupon the IRS went out of its way to comply. This is a classic set up. It was probably agreed to in advance between the IRS and the plaintiffs. Now that they are complying, the leftists have magically...
  • Leftism: A Radical Faith

    01/05/2014 7:19:21 AM PST · by markomalley · 85 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/5/2014 | Bruce A. Riggs
    Much of the political history of the extended twentieth century is that of massive extinctions of citizenries by their dictatorial governments.  Take the engineered mass starvations, torture chambers, firing squads, and gulags of Lenin and Stalin; Nazi gas chambers; Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge killing fields; the genocides of Mao's "Great Leap Forward"; and the tyrannical North Korean Sung dynasty, and one will find that over one hundred million people have been slaughtered.       Systematically murdering millions to create an imagined earthly Eden is clearly irrational.  In this sense, leftist ideology has the look of a religious inquisition.In his introduction to Eric Voegelin's The New...
  • WaPo's Kliff Lets Obamacare Architect Who Promised Cost Savings Totally Change His Tune

    01/05/2014 5:45:01 AM PST · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 1/4/2014 | By Tom Blumer
    In late October, continuing a four-year pattern of making such claims, MIT's Jonathan Gruber, who along with Ezekiel "Zeke the Bleak" Emanuel is considered one of the two "architects" of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, pointed to a study which claimed that "the Affordable Care Act is working even better than expected, producing more coverage for much less money." But, as Wingfield noted in his Friday column, Gruber sang a totally different tune when quoted in the Washington Post on Thursday. WaPo's Sarah Kliff failed to tag Gruber as an Obamacare architect, making it appear as if he's just...
  • The Principal Enemy

    12/31/2013 1:19:00 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 31 Dec 2013 | Roger Simon
    Back in the seventies when I was a lefty and under the sway, like the new mayor of the city of New York, of various Central and South American marxists, we used to speak of “el enemigo principal,” the principal enemy. In fact, there was a rather graphic (and well made) Bolivian movie of that name by leftwing director Jorge Sanjines. (Clip here.) Not surprisingly in those days the principal enemies of Sanjines’ film were los yanquis and their dreaded CIA — a bit of a cliché, one must admit, but the idea of having a principal enemy in itself...
  • Save America: Restore the draft

    12/02/2013 3:20:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 29, 2013 | Dana Milbank
    At this time of Thanksgiving, I’m grateful for the U.S. military — not just for the usual reason that it protects us from our foes but also because it has the potential to save us from ourselves. As I make my rounds each day in the capital, chronicling our leaders’ plentiful foibles, failings, screw-ups, inanities, outrages and overall dysfunction, I’m often asked if there’s anything that could clean up the mess. My usual answer is a shrug and an admission that there’s no silver bullet. There are many possibilities — campaign spending limits, term limits, nonpartisan primaries, nonpartisan redistricting, a...
  • Liberalism – Equal Opportunity Destroyer

    11/29/2013 12:26:26 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    The Blacksphere with Kevin Jackson ^ | 11/29/13 | Scot Muncher
    In the eyes of some, the great hope for mankind has always been a sort of communal society. The thought behind this idea is that everyone could work towards a common end and share the fruits of their labor. As a matter of fact, Liberalism and social progressives teach this today. So, “in order to form a more perfect Union”, at all costs they foist their communal ideals upon society. In a perfect world, this type of social order would be heavenly. Unfortunately, we don’t live in paradise. That being the case, there are two things that war against this...
  • Sen. McCaskill: GOP ‘Misleading People’ about ‘Free Market’ ObamaCare

    11/21/2013 3:43:05 AM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/20/2013 | Eric Scheiner
    Sen. Claire McCaskill (D- Mo.) says Republicans are “misleading people” about ObamaCare, which she calls a “free market solution". McCaskill told MSNBC viewers on Nov. 14 that ObamaCare, which mandates that people buy only government-approved insurance and has resulted in the cancellations of millions of policies, is a “free market solution”.“I think we just want people to get the right information, instead of the misinformation that Republicans love to spread about this reform,” McCaskill said. “Scaring people, misleading people, this is a free market solution and we hope people take advantage of it.”(video at link)Earlier that same day, McCaskill was...
  • Russian revolution: urgent lessons for U.S. today

    10/25/2013 5:25:33 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Renew America ^ | 10-25-13 | Toby Westerman
    This year is the 96th anniversary of the Russian revolution, one of the most earthshaking events in human history. The terms "history" and "96th anniversary" are apt to cause the eyes of many if not most Americans to glaze over, but American life today is being molded directly by the ideas and events set in motion in Russia in 1917. Distilled down to the most important elements, the Russian revolution had three key ideological elements: first, the state as almighty, a replacement for God; secondly, a political elite to guide the "masses"; thirdly, the use of the state's police power...
  • [Hidden Evils of] Baseline Budgeting: The statists’ thumb on the scale

    10/22/2013 9:19:46 AM PDT · by WhyNotFreedom? · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 17, 2013 | Ken Hagerty
    <p>On the afternoon of July 12, 1974, House and Senate Democratic leaders were arriving early at the White House — well before their demoralized Republican counterparts. And were they ever pumped! As they trouped into the President’s office for their photo-op, it became clear they considered this a victory party. They almost literally pranced around the Oval Office giving each other the 1970s equivalent of high-fives and chest bumps.</p>
  • Why Progressives Always Get Tech Wrong

    10/07/2013 2:56:09 PM PDT · by giant sable · 16 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | October 7, 2013 | Michael S. Malone
    Two technology stories have filled the airwaves in recent days: the impending Twitter IPO, which is predicted to raise more than $1 billion; and the Obamacare online roll-out, which has crashed in a welter of locked-out applicants and frozen exchanges. The connections between the two events are deeper than you might think – and they represent the latest milestones along the diverging responses by industry and government to the birth of the technology revolution more than a century ago.
  • Scientists say more certain mankind causes global warming [Bow Your Knee to the UN]

    09/27/2013 3:25:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/27/13 | Alister Doyle and Simon Johnson
    Leading climate scientists said on Friday they were more certain than ever before that mankind was the main culprit for global warming and warned the impact of greenhouse gas emissions would linger for centuries. A report, by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), played down the fact temperatures have risen more slowly in the past 15 years, saying there were substantial natural variations that masked a long-term warming trend. It said the Earth was set for further warming and more heatwaves, floods, droughts and rising sea levels as greenhouse gases built up in the atmosphere. The oceans would become...
  • ‘We have the power to take your kids away’ (Germany vs. homeschoolers)

    09/26/2013 1:02:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 26 Sep 2013 08:50 CET | Caitlan Carroll
    At a home-school community meeting deep in the woods of Baden-Württemberg, children kick around balls and parents grill sausages while chatting about their latest run-ins with the state. An American woman who just gives her name as “Teri” says she and her German husband started home-schooling their two daughters so they could learn both English and German. “We want them to be fluent in both languages, in both cultures and in both politics,” she says. But when local authorities discovered their daughters were not going to school, Teri and her husband received a letter demanding they enroll them. “The letter...
  • The struggle for power and the cost of conscience

    09/21/2013 9:07:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Inter Lake ^ | September 21, 2013 | Frank Miele
    Nothing about the political battle between conservatives and liberals is new — not the passion, not the beliefs and not the absolute certainty on both sides that the country is doomed. You could go back to the nation’s founding, and you would find similar disputes such as we are engaged in today. Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson waged a fierce fight over the notion of a central bank, for instance, and the same underlying themes were apparent then that are now being discussed regarding the need for federal oversight of health care, education, law enforcement, marriage and virtually every other...
  • Why millennials won't turn "conservative"

    09/16/2013 5:42:07 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 68 replies
    Renew America ^ | 15Sept13 | Selwyn Duke
    Every so often the wonks of wishful thinking give us an article about how blacks are becoming Republicans, how Hispanics are supposedly a natural GOP constituency, or, as is the subject here today, how the millennial generation is turning "conservative." Perhaps pundits asserting the last thing recall Winston Churchill's observation, "If you're not a liberal at 20, you have no heart; if you're not a conservative at 40, you have no brain." And perhaps they overlook that it's possible to raise a brainless generation. Don't think, as one might, that this will be a typical analysis sneering at the proverbial...
  • Socialist publication: We can ‘change the world’ through abortion and gay ‘marriage’

    09/11/2013 5:59:00 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9-11-13 | Ben Johnson
    A publication of the international socialist movement has explicitly stated it is promoting abortion and gay “marriage” as part of a multi-pronged campaign to “replace global capitalism” with Marxism. The admission came on Monday in an article entitled "How Can We Change the World?" by Todd Chretien in the Socialist Worker, which is published by the International Socialist Organization. The ISO proudly “stands in the tradition of revolutionary socialists Karl Marx, V.I. Lenin, and Leon Trotsky.” The article was putatively about the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington. However, it hailed the socially liberal views of...
  • Liberalism 101 - You Don't Have a Choice

    09/05/2013 1:38:20 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 13 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | September 5, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    I love it when liberal progressives actually speak their true beliefs for us all to hear. However, you have to probe deeply and get them riled up enough to blow their cool in order to hear their unvarnished agenda. Liberals know that sane people do not agree with their policies or their goals, so they must always cloak them in a shadowy cloud of lies. It's always, "it's about the children!" or "where's your compassion?" with them in order to mask their true goals. Once you get under their skin, you can expose their lies and twisted words as they'll...
  • 4th Grade Students Taught: “Government Is Like Your Family”, Provides For You

    09/02/2013 4:16:49 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    Saving Our Future ^ | Sept. 2, 2013
    If you come from a broken or dysfunctional family, or bad neighborhood, how enticing and deceptive this indoctrination is… Via The Blaze: Fourth-grade students in Illinois are learning that “government is like a nation’s family” because it sets rules and takes care of needs such as health care and education. So says a worksheet for social studies homework that was distributed to students at East Prairie School in Skokie, Ill, complete with a drawing of Uncle Sam cradling a baby that represents the citizens. Students are then prompted to answer 10 questions comparing government and families, including how their family...
  • Obama: Health Insurance a ‘Right’

    08/17/2013 8:16:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | August 17, 2013 | Rick Moran
    Good news. President Obama has vastly expanded the concept of “rights” in America by decree. He told a radio audience in his weekly address that health insurance is now a “right” that every American enjoys: Your health insurance isn’t something to play politics with. Our economy isn’t something to play politics with. This isn’t a game. This is about the economic security of millions of families. See, in the states where governors and legislatures and insurers are working together to implement this law properly – states like California, New York, Colorado and Maryland – competition and consumer choice are actually...
  • License Plate Readers make impact in GA

    08/04/2013 8:54:06 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 30 replies
    WSAV tv Georgia ^ | 08/04/2013 | AP
    This is AP, so no quoting. Gist of article in comment below.
  • Obama’s Plan: One Nation, Under Government

    07/26/2013 3:42:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Reuters (Opinion) ^ | July 25, 2013 | By Keith Koffler
    You’ve probably read that the series of speeches President Barack Obama started giving Wednesday are a “pivot” to the economy designed to rev things up. Well, they’re not. Obama’s speeches will be no less than the manifesto of a leftist president who plans to spend his remaining time in office installing as much of his big government “project” as possible by whatever means he can get away with. If you got the wrong message, it’s because Washington reporters too often have a poor understanding of people who have a systematic philosophy and truly believe in what they are doing. Obama,...
  • Liberty Slipping: 10 Things You Could Do in 1975 That You Can't Do Now

    07/23/2013 7:26:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 140 replies
    Economic Policy Journal Blog ^ | July 22, 2013 | Robert Wenzel
    In 1975: 1.You could buy an airline ticket and fly without ever showing an ID. 2.You could buy cough syrup without showing an ID. 3.You could buy and sell gold coins without showing an ID 4.You could buy a gun without showing an ID 5.You could pull as much cash out of your bank account without the bank filing a report with the government. 6.You could get a job without having to prove you were an American. 7.You could buy cigarettes without showing an ID 8.You could have a phone conversation without the government knowing who you called and who...
  • Is the Italian family about to be replaced by The Messianic State?

    07/20/2013 1:13:17 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7-19-13 | Hilary White
    Can the family die, as a legal and social institution in Italy? Such a question could not even have been asked 40 years ago in this country, but in that time, the social and demographic landscape has changed dramatically, and the unthinkable is going on around us. For some time I’ve been thinking about and reading various opinions on how the destruction of marriage as a legal and social institution in the formerly Christian West, has forwarded the aims of that nebulously defined, but apparently all-powerful, class of people I’ve come to call, simply, “the Statists” or “the Secularists.” It’s...
  • Atheism and Libertarianism 1: Negative Philosophies (video)

    06/24/2013 3:49:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 80 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 19, 2013 | Shane Killian
    Part 1 in a new series examining the common fallacies committed by both statists and theists. This video covers the fact that both atheism and libertarianism are both negative philosophies, and therefore the burden of proof is on statists and theists ...
  • Redefine marriage, make government bigger

    06/23/2013 5:51:51 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4-18-13 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Amid all the emotion over same-sex marriage, the limited-government argument for marriage as uniting a man and a woman keeps getting short shrift. It fell to me to make that case during a discussion of marriage law and the Supreme Court with the worthy S.E. Cupp on a recent installment of “Real News from The Blaze,” and I’d like to flesh out those thoughts here. For starters, virtually every political community has regulated male-female sexual relationships. This is not because government cares about romance as such. Government recognizes male-female sexual relationships because these alone produce new human beings. For highly...
  • Niall Ferguson: The Regulated States of America

    06/19/2013 10:42:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 18, 2013 | Niall Ferguson
    Tocqueville saw a nation of individuals who were defiant of authority. Today? Welcome to Planet Government.In "Democracy in America," published in 1833, Alexis de Tocqueville marveled at the way Americans preferred voluntary association to government regulation. "The inhabitant of the United States," he wrote, "has only a defiant and restive regard for social authority and he appeals to it . . . only when he cannot do without it." Unlike Frenchmen, he continued, who instinctively looked to the state to provide economic and social order, Americans relied on their own efforts. "In the United States, they associate for the goals...
  • Freedom: The Unfolding Revolution

    06/14/2013 5:02:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    "Why are there no libertarian countries?" In a much-discussed essay for Salon magazine, Michael Lind asks: "If libertarians are correct in claiming that they understand how best to organize a modern society, how is it that not a single country in the world in the early twenty-first century is organized along libertarian lines?" Such is the philosophical poverty of liberalism today that this stands as a profound question. Definitions vary, but broadly speaking, libertarianism is the idea that people should be as free as possible from state coercion so long as they don't harm anyone. The job of the state...
  • Memo to Conservatives: Accepting Homosex "Marriage" Opens Door to "Unlimited Statism"

    05/27/2013 8:56:21 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    The Pearcey Report ^ | 3-29-13 | Nancy Pearcey
    By voting with their feet, however, social conservatives are not giving up, they are taking a public stand -- which creates a forum to make their case more effectively. They should take this opportunity to argue that the practice of homosexuality has a negative impact not just on the family but also on individuals -- that it expresses a profound disrespect for a person’s biological identity. Biologically, physiologically, males and females are clearly counterparts to one another. The male sexual and reproductive anatomy is obviously designed for a relationship with a female, and vice versa. Homosexual practice thus requires individuals...