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NAPOLITANO: Obama Becomes Imperial President without Republican Challenge – Fox Nation

February 20, 2014 5 comments

NAPOLITANO: Obama Becomes Imperial President without Republican Challenge

NAPOLITANO: Congress’ unconscionable silence at president’s power grabs

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Obama becomes imperial president without Republican resistance

By Judge Andrew Napolitano

The political philosopher Edmund Burke once remarked that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good folks to do nothing.

A glaring example of the impending triumph of a constitutional evil that could be stopped by folks who have been largely silent is the tyranny coming from the White House.

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The folks who can stop this and are doing nothing about it are our elected representatives in Congress.

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(Col Sellin) ~ Gunny G: ~ 2014: Last Chance to Save America by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD February 5, 2014

February 5, 2014 2 comments

2014: Last Chance to Save America

by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD February 5, 2014
 
          

The United States is now facing an existential crisis due to executive tyranny, legislative malfeasance, judicial complicity and journalistic partisanship.

The Obama administration is corrupt, authoritarian and antithetical to the principles upon which the country was founded, and there are precious few in Congress, either party, who are willing to step forward and stop the violations of the Constitution.

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The Future of the Conservative Movement

November 9, 2013 2 comments

The Future of the Conservative Movement

 

Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2013 | Jack Kerwick

 

Posted on Saturday, November 09, 2013 11:03:51 AM by Kaslin

 

At long last, the conservative movement is taking a long, hard look at itself. Meanwhile, Barack Obama and his fellow ideologues barrel full steam ahead in their quest to “fundamentally transform” the country.

 

Posted on Saturday, November 09, 2013 11:03:51 AM by Kaslin

 

 

The time is now to read to Ilana Mercer’s, Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa.

 

 

 

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Yard Sale Bikes Will Disappear… | Opinion – Conservative

September 14, 2013 1 comment

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American ingenuity.

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.…”

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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.”

May 25, 2013 1 comment

 

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?

Peter Wehner

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.

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Buchanan: The Dark Side of Diversity….. Patrick J. Buchanan…

April 27, 2013 1 comment

Buchanan: The Dark Side of Diversity

 

Human Events ^ | April 26, 2013 | Patrick J. Buchanan

 

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Posted on Friday, April 26, 2013 8:54:02 PM by 2ndDivisionVet

 

“I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people,” said Edmund Burke of the rebellious Americans.

 

The same holds true of Islam, the majority faith of 49 nations from Morocco to Indonesia, a religion that 1.6 billion people profess.

 

Yet, some assertions appear true.

 

 

 

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How Republics Fall: The Fourth Estate’s degrading hero worship trivializes an election.

September 17, 2012 6 comments

 

The weird ecstasy of the media-political complex at the convention in Charlotte last month was the first sign that its attachment to President Obama, always fawning, had become morbid.

 

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In spite of the anemic economy and a real unemployment rate above 11 percent, the high priests of pontificating liberalism were giddy with euphoria. The Democrats “put on a nearly flawless convention,” Paul Begalaopined, and it was soon all but incontrovertibly established that, come November, the president — beautiful, magical, and lovable as he was — would vanquish his boring opponent.

 

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Sher Zieve The Obama Syndicate: When Evil Rules the Land and its People

August 24, 2012 1 comment

 

“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” That observation from Greek mathematician, philosopher and teacher Plato is as profound today as it was when he first made it over 2,400 years ago.

 

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Since then many others, including Benjamin Franklin and Edmund Burke, have made essentially similar statements…all of which augment the basic truth that the desires of evil men to control and install tyranny over their fellows has not changed since the days of Plato and even before. This has never been as true as it is today in the United States of America, which is under both siege and rule from Dictator-in-Chief Barack Hussein Obamaand the would-be oligarchs in Congress and the US Supreme Court.

 

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We Are All George Zimmerman (“George Zimmerman has been chosen to serve as a gladiator in the circus that distracts a bankrupt nation from the criminal folly of its leaders”)

April 16, 2012 1 comment

Andy Warhol predicted that in the future everyone would be world-famous for 15 minutes. What he neglected to mention was that they were just as likely to be infamous.

Zimmerman had decorated his flyers and website with the famous quotation attributed to Edmund Burke, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing.” His activities reveal a man who took those words to heart, who put his time, money and safety on the line to become one of those good men who do something. But the problem was that Zimmerman had been reading Burke, when he should have been reading Kafka.

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“Someone must have slandered Josef K., for one morning, without having done anything wrong, he was arrested.” That is the famous opening sentence to Kafka’s novel, “The Trial”, words that have far more to do with the way we live now.

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Centralized Government is a Freedom-Grabbing Black Hole! | The Post & Email

February 12, 2012 1 comment

 

FROM “THE PARALLAX PROPHECIES”

by Ron Ewart, ©2012

(Feb. 12, 2012) — “Those who have been once intoxicated with power, and have derived any kind of emolument from it, even though but for one year, never can willingly abandon it. They may be distressed in the midst of all their power; but they will never look to anything but power for their relief.” — Edmund Burke

Like political power, a massive black hole is an insatiable beast. It will literally absorb (eat) anything that gets too close. It eats surrounding gases, whole stars, star systems and planets. And as it eats, it grows, and the more it eats, the larger and more powerful it gets. Its power reaches out deeper and deeper into the heavens and warps the very fabric of space and time. A black hole is a whirlpool in the universe and its immense gravity powers entire galaxies while it clears the space around it like a giant vacuum cleaner inside its event horizon. At its center is a point of infinite density where the laws of physics no longer apply. It is, in its growing sphere of influence, the epitome of absolute power. Not even light can escape it.

Since the dawn of human civilization, the masses have been, and still are, in a constant struggle against the ever-increasing power of centralized government. Whether it be kings, despots, dictators, or even democracies, centralized power grows and grows, like a black hole, until it envelops and consumes all those who would attempt to break it up or destroy it. Even though the Founding Fathers went to great pains to inhibit the rise of the federal government by limiting its powers in the U. S. Constitution, every succeeding executive, legislative and judicial branch of government since George Washington, has wriggled and finagled around its constitutional restraints into ever-increasing political power.

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The Path to Peace by Ron Paul

February 6, 2012 1 comment
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This speech before the House of Representatives, March 25, 1999, is collected in A Foreign Policy of Freedom (2007).

Mr. Speaker, today I rise with gratitude to Edmund Burke and paraphrase words he first spoke 224 years ago this week. It is presently true that to restore liberty and dignity to a nation so great and distracted as ours is indeed a significant undertaking. For, judging of what we are by what we ought to be, I have persuaded myself that this body might accept this reasonable proposition.

The proposition is peace. Not peace through the medium of war, not peace to be hunted through the labyrinth of intricate and endless negotiations; not peace to arise out of universal discord, fomented from principle, in all parts of the earth; not peace to depend on juridical determination of perplexing questions, or the precise marking the shadowy boundaries of distant nations. It is simply peace, sought in its natural course and in its ordinary haunts.

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Paul McGuire — Ex-Radical: Wall Street Demonstrations Will Lead to Violent Revolution, Part 2

November 17, 2011 3 comments

In my first article, I shared with you that at fifteen years old, I was personally involved in the counter culture in Manhattan. I demonstrated with radical activist Abbie Hoffman, was made an honorary member of the Black Panther Party (because I was white, I was given only honorary status) and was there with Timothy Leary, Ken Kesey. Allen Ginsberg along and radicals from the counter culture. In fact, although I never met him, I was there at the same time George Soros was having his political views forged with his friend, the poet Allen Ginsberg.

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Obama Versus the Constitution(The piece of paper that yet may save us from tyranny)

April 25, 2011 1 comment

Obama Versus the Constitution(The piece of paper that yet may save us from tyranny)

Obama Versus the Constitution(The piece of paper that yet may save us from tyranny)

american thinker ^ | 4/25/11 | j lewis

Posted on Monday, April 25, 2011 7:36:32 AM by bestintxas

The genius of the Constitution is not some person, time, or place. It is a very improbable conjunction of all three. Jefferson and Madison were not the only ones to fear the abuse of power. That idea goes back to the Epic of Gilgamesh. Every family with an alcoholic father or a tyrannical grandmother knows it. In England John Locke and Edmund Burke feared tyranny as much as the American founders, but they never had a chance to build the foundations of a new, independent, great power.

Obama is our first Marxist-Leninist president. He never quite uses those words, but in words and deeds he makes it clear beyond doubt. His two autobiographies all but say it.

I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. … The Marxist Professors and the structural feminists … we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism,and patriarchy.

via Gunny G: BLOGGER 1984 +: Obama Versus the Constitution(The piece of paper that yet may save us from tyranny).

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