…………We keep being told that we have to learn to play well with others. That we shouldn’t be mean and, by that, “moderates“ tell us that we shouldn’t hold Republicans to the same standards and principles which we expect from Democrats.
We are not a Third Party. We are not the TEA party, though I’ll bet in this room most of us are. We are Republicans.However, we have a different job than the establishment.
They want to elect Republicans, any Republicans, even liberal Republicans. It’s a power thing. I get it. We are in the business, albeit volunteer business, of electing conservative Republicans. And, we don’t care what the Democrats or liberal media or the Republican establishment tells us. We know conservative solutions solve problems.There is a reason God has you here, today.
Race: The Underground Railroad of Conservatism
Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2014 | James Harris
Posted on 5/14/2014, 9:05:42 AM by Kaslin
The year was 1982, and the location was the University of Wisconsin’s campus in Madison. While listening to cassette tapes of Louis Farrakhan, I was invited to a Bible study by a young man who came from what many of the blacks from Wisconsin called “Whitefolks” Bay (Whitefish Bay). He was immediately identifiable—from the crisply pressed blue oxford shirt to the perfectly tailored tan khaki pants, down to the shiny brown penny loafers.
Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
Posted on Saturday, March 08, 2014 8:06:48 AM by Reaganite Republican
Conservative links/more at Reaganite Republican…
By Dave Huntwork Tuesday, February 11, 2014
One can reasonably presume how today’s Left would characterize and attack the person I am about to describe to you. Without a doubt, he would be characterized as some sort of dangerous, right-wing, tea-bagging, homophobic, Christian Neanderthal who should be maligned, attacked, marginalized, silenced, and driven from power.
“The truth is that the current state of things is not only the result of the efforts of liberal traitors who are trying hard to destroy America. It is also the work of conservatives who are doing exactly the same as the liberal traitors, as well as of many true patriots who apparently are either confused or lack what is needed to firmly oppose them.” ~ Servando Gonzalez — Conservatives? We Don’t Need No Stinking Conservatives
…..The truth is that the current state of things is not only the result of the efforts of liberal traitors who are trying hard to destroy America.
It is also the work of conservatives who are doing exactly the same as the liberal traitors, as well as of many true patriots who apparently are either confused or lack what is needed to firmly oppose them.
Granted, fifty years ago, conservatism made sense. Though there were some bad things in America, by far there were many good things that we needed to conserve.
…..It is difficult to write a history of the United States politically prior to 1775. Other than the American Revolution, there were no national political events.
There were so many different colonies, and so many different issues, that the focus of the historian of necessity moves to issues of economics, social institutions, literary trends, political theory in general, marriage patterns, church planting, and basically nonpolitical issues. These are what conservatives regard, at least in theory, as the central issues of civilization.
Obamacare \”Essential Benefits\” Rendered Most Current Health Plans Obsolete
By Alan Joel Full Story
The great bait-and-switch of ObamaCare (“you can keep your plan and your doctor”) was intentionally orchestrated by the architects of the legislation.
There were thousands of policies offered nationwide that were good and even very good but now they can’t be sustained under the new Obamacare policy requirements.
When Frogs Jump (Is this finally how the SHTF?)
AmericanThinker.com ^ | 10/25/2013 | Daren Jonescu
Posted on Friday, October 25, 2013 8:09:39 AM by RoosterRedux
Progressives expose their true nature when their slowly heated pot is categorically rejected by the frogs. The mirage of \”politics as usual,\” bipartisanship, and collegiality lasts only as long as men acquiesce in their own enslavement. Of course, a little public disagreement here and there is good for progressive optics, as it perpetuates the comforting illusion of open debate. But what if that little disagreement turns into an all-out refusal to go gently into that good night?
Liberalism vs. Conservatism – What Difference Does It Make?… “More and more, conservatism is being voiced by the people who lean more to the libertarian side of the political spectrum. Many of us want nothing more than to be simply left alone. We do not desire the government to be in our homes or in our lives and we see much of the federal government as an unneeded and unwanted intrusion into our personal lives. “
Political Realities ^ | 10/10/13 | LD Jackson
Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 6:44:04 AM by LD Jackson
There is a great divide in America. On one side, you have liberalism, voiced by a group of progressive Democrats that believe in greater government control of almost every aspect of our daily lives. On the other, there is conservatism.
More and more, conservatism is being voiced by the people who lean more to the libertarian side of the political spectrum. Many of us want nothing more than to be simply left alone. We do not desire the government to be in our homes or in our lives and we see much of the federal government as an unneeded and unwanted intrusion into our personal lives.
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I have built a tree house (though it is not finished yet) that is nearly 30 feet up a tree. I got tired of climbing a ladder six and a half million times a day, so I made a bicycle powered elevator.…”
Impossible Choices? The Conservatism of “Breaking Bad” ….. “… efforts to compare it to “The Wire,” which systematically analyzed American institutions and the American experience, are misguided. “Breaking Bad” is fundamentally a conservative show that is all about the individual.”
Impossible Choices? The Conservatism of “Breaking Bad“
Truth-Out ^ | August 30, 2012 | Michael Corcoran
Posted on Saturday, August 24, 2013 5:39:14 PM by Clintonfatigued
“Breaking Bad” is a fascinating show. But efforts to compare it to “The Wire,” which systematically analyzed American institutions and the American experience, are misguided. “Breaking Bad” is fundamentally a conservative show that is all about the individual.
This Sunday (September 2) AMC will air the final episode of part one of it’s fifth and final season of “Breaking Bad,” an immensely popular and critically acclaimed show about a down-on-his luck high school chemistry teacher who, after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, starts a life as a crystal methamphetamine manufacturer.
Originally posted on GUNNY.G: ARE YA GOOD-N-P!SSED YET, PILGRIM?:
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What Is True Conservatism?… “What’s worth noting, I think, is that many of those in the first camp consider themselves to be more principled and authentically conservative than those in the second, who are often derided as RINOs and “squishes,” as part of the much-derided “establishment” and who go along to get along. These politicians continually back away from fights like shutting down the federal government, preventing an increase in the debt ceiling, going over the fiscal cliff and filibustering background checks. The failure to engage these battles, and many others, is a sign of infidelity to conservatism.”
What Is True Conservatism?
Commentary Magazine ^ | 5-24-2013 | Peter Wehner
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2013 7:20:16 PM by smoothsailing
May 25, 2013
What Is True Conservatism?
In a recent column, Michael Gerson wrote about modern conservatism’s “two distinct architectural styles.” One approach within conservatism, he said, celebrates those who seek to apply abstract principles in their purest form. The alternative approach is more disposed toward compromise, incremental progress and taking into account shifting circumstances.
What’s worth noting, I think, is that many of those in the first camp consider themselves to be more principled and authentically conservative than those in the second, who are often derided as RINOs and “squishes,” as part of the much-derided “establishment” and who go along to get along. These politicians continually back away from fights like shutting down the federal government, preventing an increase in the debt ceiling, going over the fiscal cliff and filibustering background checks. The failure to engage these battles, and many others, is a sign of infidelity to conservatism.
Now, it’s not as if this critique never applies. There are certainly Republicans who claim to be conservative but don’t have deep convictions, who are in politics not because they care about advancing ideas as much as they care about power and titles. But what is of more interest to me is the divide over what a genuine conservative temperament and cast of mind is. A new book on Edmund Burke, by the British MP Jesse Norman, helps illuminate this matter. Given the contours of the current debate, it’s worth recalling what Burke, whom Norman refers to as “the first conservative,” actually believed.
Common Core forcing Marxism/Nazism on America’s children… “Common Core is a Nationalized Federal government takeover of our Education system which of course is against the law, as the Federal Government is not allowed to set any educational curriculum standards – a right reserved to the States. Least of all do they have the power to create a one size fits all complete take over of education on all levels. “
Sher Zieve is an author and political commentator. Zieve’s op-ed columns are widely carried by multiple internet journals and sites, and she also writes hard news. Her columns have also appeared in The Oregon Herald, Dallas Times, Sacramento Sun, in international news publications, and on multiple university websites. Sher is also a guest on multiple national radio shows
Recently, I met a remarkable woman who has accomplished an extraordinary work in her mission toward educating the American people of a clear and present danger to their children and the methods by which said danger can be stopped. This lady’s accomplishments speak for themselves.BIO:Christina Michas is the Founder and Leader of the Palm Springs Patriots Coalition and President, Eagle Forum Palm Springs.
Prior to getting involved in politics and issues facing our nation, Christina was the Owner of a Design and Development Business. Christina felt the calling to stop her business, completely, and get involved in saving her country. This led to her becoming involved in politics and their attendant issues full time. As a result, in February, 2009 she founded the Palm Springs Patriots Coalition. Since then, Christina has been involved in many organizations and events, while continuing to work with her group to educate and activate people in her community. She has worked diligently with her local officials to bring positive changes to local area cities.
She was the VP of Marketing for Consumers Power Alliance CPA, a coalition of groups dedicated to stopping Smart Meter Installations in California. Through the work of CPA, they won the right for all Californian‘s to opt out of Wireless Smart Meters.Christina is the recipient of the 2010 Salvatori Award from the Heritage Foundation for her instrumental work in the Tea Party Movement. Christina is also a producer for Breaking News Journal.
Today Christina is the Co-founder of a newly formed Coalition called CURE Citizens United for Responsible Education to join in the fight to stop the Common Core Curriculum Standards of a Government led take over of our education system.
She has been on numerous local and national radio shows in the effort to educate and activate citizens and to encourage all to get involved. As Christina states, ” It is time for all of us to step up and take personal responsibility for what is happening in our nation,” to become our own representatives and to stop looking to Politicians to fix the problems. Christina is a Greek American and is strong believer in the Lord from which she draws her strength.
This enables her to look at current events objectively through the prism of the Bible and end time prophecy.The InterviewSher: Christina, thanks so much for being here with me, today. You are doing an extraordinary job of bringing the truth about what is happening in the government public school system in the USA…and it isn’t pretty. During his brutal reign in Russia, in which he established the Soviet Union or USSR, created the Secret Police, established Siberian prison camps, killed thousands of peasants when they did not work as hard as the ruling………………..
GyG: What The Folks Out There Are Saying, Reader Responses, Etc… ~ If They Come for Your Guns, Do You Have a Responsibility to Fight?
I feel a tremendous responsibility to write this article though I am a little apprehensive. Thinking about the possibility of rising up against our own government is a frightening thing for many of us. I am not Johnny Rambo and I will be the first to admit that I do not want to die.
Today’s Toons 4/4/13
The Right Reasons ^ | 4/4/13 | pookie18
Posted on Thursday, April 04, 2013 6:20:35 AM by pookie18
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GUNNY G: DEFINING CONSERVATISM… ACCORDING TO: RONALD REAGAN !!!!!
(“In defining conservatism, Reagan said: “If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.”) ~ Conservatism in the United States – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals—if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories.
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GUNNY G: WHAT IS A CONSERVATIVE? A REAL AMERICAN, THAT’S WHAT !!!!!
I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals—if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories.
The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is.”
Trouble Brewing in GOP… “…the hard truth is that the movement inside the Republican Party to abandon social conservatism is nothing short of a political death wish. Denying it will not alter the reality.”
Trouble Brewing in GOP
Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2013 | David Limbaugh
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 8:15:46 AM by Kaslin
For the first time, I am wondering about the long-term viability of the Republican Party. I say this not as an advocate of its demise or restructuring but as an observer of troubling signs.
The Republican Party is thought to be the institutional vehicle for the advancement of conservative policies, but for decades, the conservative movement has been frustrated with the party’s deviation from conservative principles — its refusal to live up to its decidedly conservative platform.
I believe that the disappointing results for Republicans in the 2006 elections and probably the 2012 elections, as well, were in no small part attributable to frustrated conservatives staying at home.
The thinking among many conservatives has been that the party has consistently fallen short by failing to restrain the growth of the ever-expanding federal government and by failing to nominate sufficiently conservative presidential nominees. That is, if we would just nominate and elect Reagan conservatives and govern on Reagan principles, we would recapture majority status in no time.
Few issues highlight the gaping philosophical divide between libertarians and modern conservatives more starkly than the issue of guns. This might seem counterintuitive, because libertarians and modern conservatives often stand shoulder to shoulder against liberals and progressives to defend individual gun rights. The convenient alliance between modern conservatives and libertarians in the political trenches, however, conceals a fundamental and serious philosophical disagreement.
In order to fully grasp the division between libertarians and modern conservatives on this issue, it is important to understand why libertarians and conservatives think gun rights are so important. At the most general level, both libertarians and modern conservatives agree that all men have a natural right to defend themselves against aggression. More specifically, every man has a natural right to repel with violent force any unjust aggression against his life or his property.
Libertarians and modern conservatives do not defend individual gun rights out of some bizarre and loony obsession with a 200-year-old piece of parchment called “The Constitution.” On the contrary, they hold that the Constitution of the United States merely articulated something about man’s nature that has always been and always will be true.
The logical implication of this, both libertarians and modern conservatives agree, is that individuals have a natural right not just to defend their lives and their property against aggression from individual murderers and thieves, but that they have a natural right to defend themselves from unjust aggression by government. Hollow indeed would be the right to self-defense if it did not include the right to defend oneself against aggression by government – including one’s own government, because governments have killed and robbed exponentially more people than have private criminals.
Recognizing this fact, libertarians and modern conservatives agree that the natural right to self-defense must include a right to defend oneself against unjust government aggression, and that doing so usually requires more than simply a stick or a slingshot. A population armed with modern guns is not easily cowed, robbed, or massacred unless governments resort to wildly immoral and indiscriminate tactics or weapons of mass destruction.
So far so good. Libertarians and modern conservatives agree that…..
The Blaze ^ | 3/8/13 | Jason Howerton
Posted on Friday, March 08, 2013 7:06:32 PM by Nachum
“The viewers they polled all said she was too extreme and right-wing,” a show insider whose name was not reported told UsMagazine.com about Hasselbeck Friday. “People did not watch the show because of Elisabeth. So they told her yesterday her contract would not be renewed.”
Liberal Education – Rotten To The Core… “Have you ever stopped to wonder why conservative ideology is having such a hard time gaining traction with our younger generations?”
Liberal Education – Rotten To The Core
Political Realities ^ | 03/04/13 | LD Jackson
Posted on Monday, March 04, 2013 7:47:06 AM by LD Jackson
Have you ever stopped to wonder why conservative ideology is having such a hard time gaining traction with our younger generations?
Many of you will know where I am headed with this, but I believe it is time we took a long and hard look at the education system in this country. Could it be we have abdicated our rights as parents and leaders of our community to educate our children as we see fit? It may be happening in places where we would least expect it.
PALIN: ‘WE HAVEN‘T YET BEGUN TO FIGHT!’—EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Brietbart ^ | Saturday January 26, 2012
Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2013 5:25:41 PM by Bigtigermike
PALIN: ‘WE HAVEN’T YET BEGUN TO FIGHT!’—EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH BREITBART NEWS
Short term: I encourage others to step out in faith, jump out of the comfort zone, and broaden our reach as believers in American exceptionalism. That means broadening our audience. I’m taking my own advice here as I free up opportunities to share more broadly the message of the beauty of freedom and the imperative of defending our republic and restoring this most exceptional nation.
We can’t just preach to the choir; the message of liberty and true hope must be understood by a larger audience.
…..If you disagree with the idea of reincarnation, or a plurality of heavens and hells, or karma being a biblical teaching, or reaching a state of salvation while still on this earthly plane, then by all means disregard such things—whatever floats your boat. I am writing about them because they are concepts that have helped me on my spiritual path, and I share them in case they may be of use to others.
Whether you pick them up or kick them to the side is all the same to me—they are trifles compared to that which is important.What is important is, as I said earlier, that we share a belief in an afterlife and a system of reward and punishment. The reality of divine reward and punishment used to be commonplace knowledge in this country—not anymore—and we see the results of such atheistic hubris all around us in the breakdown of morality and promulgation of depravity.By this point you may be asking yourself “what in the world is an article like this doing in a venue devoted to conservative politics?”
The answer is that while it is all fine and good to debate the various pros and cons of liberal and conservative ideologies, we are just spinning our wheels unless we address the real issues that lay at the heart of such matters—and it is no hyperbole to say that the fundamental and most important difference between the liberal and conservative viewpoints centers around how they each treat the topic of God and spirituality.If you are under the impression that religion and spirituality play no part in political strategies, let me hasten to point out that there are many atheists and leftist radicals who would strongly disagree with you.
READER RESPONSE: Gunny G: SEE ALSO: Article, Reader Responses,Etc.
America 2013: Return of the Kinsman Redeemer?… (“The current state of America is startlingly bad and getting much worse, fast.”)
…..Obama delivered a beatdown in the electoral college, the Republicans are in disarray, and GOP members are beginning to cave on various issues, like taxes. So why are things not really over? Because where there is life, there is hope—or, as the Preacher says—better a live dog than a dead lion.
The only deadly outcome from this election is for conservatives to give up our beliefs; or the conviction we can still be influential or even dominant players in the national debate. We must not give into the understandable impulse to surrender. Why? Because we have a responsibility the left cannot fathom:
A non-delegable duty to be faithful to this nation in terms of keeping the message, in teaching, praying, etc. In fact, this incontrovertible responsibility is much like the duty of the Kinsman Redeemer, as described in the Book of Ruth, etc.
I. America’s Current State
America is currently in a state of deep flux, with a battle for hegemony now being waged between the forces of conservatism and progressives. At stake is ultimately who is the dominant society in the world, both in terms of trend setting, political persuasion and also for military influence. While conservatives mourn the reelection of a talentless socialist demagogue, we realize that our problems are much deeper and of our own making. Further, our economic, social, spiritual, foreign policy, and health problems all result from a refusal to accept facts that were once commonly held convictions in the US. In other words, we are suffering from a lack of faith and individual will.
A letter to the editor appeared on November 12, 2012 and it read as follows:
“I feel sorry for Jimmy Carter. His first four years as a president were also a complete failure, but he never received a second chance; my how times have changed.”
In regard to this reader’s mini editorial of 11/12 and his lament that Jimmy Carter never received a second chance after his failed presidency. Could it be that in his day he never had the benefit of runaway voter fraud, illegal foreign contributions, or an innate and complete lack of integrity? Times have indeed changed, but the question is whether or not that change is for the better. We already know that the answer to that question, and it is most definitely not!
ONE HUNDRED FIFTY MILLION IDIOTS
Here’s a wonderful quote from Reagan in 1975 from Reason magazine. If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals–if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories.
The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is. Now, I can’t say that I will agree with all the things that the present group who call themselves Libertarians in the sense of a party say, because I think that like in any political movement there are shades, and there are libertarians who are almost over at the point of wanting no government at all or anarchy. I believe there are legitimate government functions.
There is a legitimate need in an orderly society for some government to maintain freedom or we will have tyranny by individuals. The strongest man on the block will run the neighborhood. We have government to insure that we don’t each one of us have to carry a club to defend ourselves.
The congressman said that the solution for combating all these dangers was rejection of government force of rule and “the simple moral premise of rejecting all acts of aggression”.
Paul ended, as ever, with modesty and with a simple, straightforward message:
“I have come to one firm conviction after these many years of trying to figure out the plain truth of things. The best chance for achieving peace and prosperity, for the maximum number of people worldwide, is to pursue the cause of liberty. If you find this to be a worthwhile message, spread it throughout the land.”
Has the nation gone irreversibly blue? Did intraparty disunity sabotage Mitt Romney‘s presidential quest? Or is there some other explanation for the nation’s re-election of a president with the worst record in decades?
I received an email from a brilliant conservative friend who wonders whether Republicans can ever win another election and thus whether the nation is forever lost. I ran into a college student at church the Sunday before the election, and despite his strong conservatism and high intelligence, he admitted confusion about the candidates’ respective positions after the presidential debates.
Before one can understand the nature of partisan or party politics, a correct comprehension of The Choice of Ideology is essential.
(Vanity) I am no longer Just a Conservative(Vanity)
haid ^ | Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | self
Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2012 11:39:51 PM by Tainan
For my entire life I have been a Republican and a Conservative.
I think it’s worth asking whether it really is too late to put a conservative on the ballot for president. Look, we all KNOW that O-Zero’s attacks on Romney are complete BS. But Romney has shown he isn’t able to stand up to it. He looks weak and defensive. So, maybe this is an opening for us.
What does a conservative believe?
Tenth Amendment Network ^ | 7/12/2012 | Marc Gindin
Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 3:56:22 PM by TenthAmendmentNetwork
Let’s lay out the belief system of a conservative, as applied in the 21st century. If you’re a conservative, you believe these things.
The REALITY Is: Today’s Conservative Optimism is a Delusion! (“As Conservatives and patriotic Americans, we must “face the music” and…”)
Today’s conservative, optimistic ideal cannot support the excessive weight of the current crises and realities at hand. This fact must be recognized and accepted by the conservative right in this country.
The current crises are reaching gigantic proportions – both nationally and globally.
Before election day in 2008, Ron Paul held a press conference in DC, featuring the third party candidates for president; Ralph Nader Green, Chuck Baldwin Constitution and, in absentia, Bob Barr Libertarian.
Ron urged his supporters, as well as all who were frustrated and fed-up with the two-party monopoly to vote for anyone of the third party contenders, rather than the lesser of two evils.In this video, he recounts the story of what happened when the McCain campaign called asking for Ron’s endorsement. He said: “Well, I don’t like the idea of getting two or three million people angry at me”. The McCain people countered with the argument that he would do less harm than the others.
by Al Benson Jr.
I’ve noticed for a little over a week now that viewership for the blog spot has seemed to fall off, as has the volume of email I have been getting. People I used to hear from quite often suddenly seem to be silent. No more emails from them. It’s like about 30 of them at once have all decided to go on extended summer vacations without bothering to let me know they would be gone.
People who used to comment on the articles herein have suddenly gone silent and you don’t hear from them anymore. I had thought it was a bit odd, but didn’t think anything more than that about it until this morning when I got an email from a lady who has followed my writing for some time now.. Like me, she has an AOL email address.
What the Republican Party has done to fiscal conservatives over the past year and a half has been a betrayal so vast that it is difficult to find words to describe it. Back in 2010, the Tea Party was riding high and a flood of new Republicans was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives in one of the greatest landslides in U.S. political history. On election night 2010, more House seats changed hands than in another other election since 1948.
Here are some young conservatives who aren’t, unlike RINOs and other liberals, embarrassed to be identified with the traditional values that made America the greatest nation of all time. They are Resistance 44.
They don’t consider themselves “too sophisticated” to be seen embracing the ideals which separate us from every other nation in the world, or opposing those philosophies which would tear down all that we hold dear…………..
Amidst the flood of propaganda these days on behalf of what must be the most breathtaking expansion of Presidential power since Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, especially glaring are the assertions of self-styled “conservative” media personalities that nothing is amiss, because: (i) the President is “Commander in Chief;” (ii) in that capacity he supposedly enjoys “inherent” power to take whatever actions he may deem necessary to protect this country from “terrorism;” (iii) assertion of this Presidential power is especially vital now, with this country engaged in a “war on terror;” and (iv) in any event, Congress has broadly authorized the President to use “force” in “the war on terror.” None of these contentions can withstand even cursory scrutiny.
1. The Constitution does designate the President as “Commander in Chief.” Article II, Section 2, Clause 1. Not, however, as “Commander in Chief” of the country as a whole, with the plenary powers of some Fuhrer or Duce, but only as “Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States.” As will be explained below, in this capacity the President exercises, not some limitless “inherent” power, but largely a circumscribed and contingent authority dependent upon mandates from Congress.
2. Merely labeling some situation a “war” cannot call the President’s rightful powers as “Commander in Chief” into operation, let alone boundlessly expand those powers.
The so-called “war on terror” is not the unique example of such martial political hyperbole bombarding this country today. Simultaneously, Americans are exhorted to acquiesce in enlarged governmental powers to fight “the war on crime,” “the war on drugs,” “the war on poverty,” and even “the war on obesity.” Does anyone believe, though, that under color of (say) waging a “war on obesity” the President could declare McDonald’s employees “enemy combatants” and its fatty foods “weapons of mass destruction,” could deploy the Armed Forces to occupy its restaurants, or could even tap its phones without submitting to judicial review?
(“America has shifted so far to the Left that yesterday’s liberals are today’s conservatives”) Leo Strauss and the Conservatives
The illusion of supposed conservatism, for scholars like Strauss and for politicians like George W. Bush and Mitt Romney, is that the political spectrum in America has shifted so far to the Left that yesterday’s liberals are today’s conservatives says Author and Speaker Jeff Nyquist…
By J.D. Longstreet Thursday, May 17, 2012
Commentators of all stripes catch heat from their readers frequently. It goes with the territory.
Months back I declared that I would not vote for Romney … period. Apparently, it has been more than a little difficult for some to understand why a conservative, especially a conservative who consistently harps on Obama’s failings and declares that Obama must be voted out of office to save the
country, publicly announces HE will not vote for the conservative candidate most likely to unseat Obama.
Ordinarily, I would not bother to respond to the inquiries, but since so many conservatives find my position so puzzling, I have “evolved”, as the President might say, to a point that I have decided maybe I ought to clear the air and explain why I have taken such an immovable, and seemingly contrarian, position.
There’s no secret, no mystery. I gave my word that I would not vote for Romney, either in the primary or the Presidential election. That may not mean much anymore, but it means everything to me. I gave my readers my word and I intend to stand by it. Why? Because it is the honorable thing to do.
Some conservatives believe that other conservatives, on talk radio and Fox News Channel, are damaging the cause of conservatism by dishonestly overstating their case against President Obama to increase their ratings and profits.
What is the worst that could happen?
Mitt Romney is saying a lot of the right things, but talk is cheap for politicians at election time.
If you look at their history, instead of their promises, is Ron Paul better than Romney?
He has the #1 support from not only the troops who no longer wish to be at war, he also has the support of the youth. The intellectual revolution has begun…
LINK BELOW !!!!!
WAKE UP AMERICA.1984.+ IS HERE!: EDRIVERA.COM (“…just what was meant by “We The People” in the American Constitution preamble”)
I have recently wondered just what was meant by “We The People” in the American Constitution preamble. Realizing that it was formulated and written by delegates that represented the “upper echelons” of post colonial society.
The cream of the crop that rise to the top.
This curiosity was partly what led me to try and study and better understand “Our Constitution”. Currently using the book entitled “The 5000 Year Leap”…its 28 principles of foundation for the American Constitution. The claim in this book being that the “Founding Fathers” had the 28 Principles Of Good Government in their minds when they did their work.
Now three people have won Iowa during this primary season. Last night, Ron Paul’s delegate finagling strategy paid off as he guaranteed himself at least half of the delegates in Iowa and Minnesota.
- Prison Planet.com ” Ron Paul Ignored In GOP Debate Once Again (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Ron Paul Won Iowa and Minnesota, In Fact (wesmantoddshaw.wordpress.com)
- Prison Planet.com ” Ron Paul: In it to win it (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Prison Planet.com ” What Happened To Ron Paul? (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- (“The MSM is really starting to Pi me off!”) Prison Planet.com ” USA Today Website – Politics Page has ALL the Presidential Candidates in the Race…. Except ONE (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Prison Planet.com ” Ron Paul Wins First Caucus: MSM Changes Rules, Reports Romney Wins (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Prison Planet.com ” Ron Paul’s Nevada Caucus Speech: Markets Are More Powerful than Governments! (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Prison Planet.com ” Will Ron Paul win more delegates this week than Gingrich, Santorum? (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
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