By Arnold Ahlert Tuesday, March 4, 2014
While conservatives are divided on the political path forward, Democrats are showing themselves to be united in a war against the Republican Party—with one-party rule for America as the endgame.
One need only look to the political priorities Democratic lawmakers have recently adopted to gauge this reality. Led by the Obama administration, a party hijacked by far-left radicals is determined to pass comprehensive immigration reform, prevent the passage of election integrity laws, and use the IRS as a billy club to suppress free speech.
Cruz: ‘We’re Going to Repeal Every Single Word of Obamacare‘
Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 9:40:45 PM by
In a witty, optimistic, and passionate speech that showed why he is the politician in D.C. that most resonates with the Tea Party and conservative grassroots, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Thursday said he believed Obamacare will be completely repealed.
Lessons from America’s Sweetheart….. “I was dismayed by the sparse reaction to the loss of this woman who lived a great American life. Had Shirley Temple died 50 years ago, or even 30 years ago, the country would have stopped. People everywhere would have paused to give Temple her due. It would have been the lead in every newspaper.”
Lessons from America’s Sweetheart
Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 9:47:11 AM by Academiadotorg
I learned only yesterday that Shirley Temple, the iconic child actress, died earlier this week at age 85. Reports on her death were easy to miss. I went through my usual scan of various websites and saw nothing. I fortunately caught a buried “Shirley Temple, R.I.P.” by a writer at a political website.
I was dismayed by the spar Read more…
By J.D. Longstreet Tuesday, February 18, 2014
It is looking more and more as if the Democratic candidate for President in 2016 will, indeed, be Hillary Clinton. Surprise, surprise!
The only thing I can see that MIGHT stop Hillary from running would be issues with her health.
Never mind Benghazi, the mainstream Media is already running interference for her on that and can be expected to smother any other scandal that may arise. Hillary will be, as was Obama, THEIR candidate and they will pull out all the stops to get her elected to the office of President.
A too-early look at the 2016 presidential race: Bet on a dark horse
Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 9:26:40 AM by Kaslin
Of course it’s too early to talk about 2016. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way …
The most interesting dynamic about the presidential race so far is that the Democrats are behaving like Republicans — and vice versa.
Since 1940, with the arguable exception of Barry Goldwater, Republicans have nominated the guy next in line. Thomas Dewey almost beat Wendell Willkie for the nomination in 1940, so in 1944 — and 1948 — it was his turn.
Dwight Eisenhower, whom both parties wanted as their nominee, was a special case, given that whole invading-Europe-and-defeating-Hitler thing.
The Daily Bell – Conservatism Is Not Freedom… “Reagan’s true legacy: The Tea Party … Tea Party Challenging the status quo is the correct condition of American conservatism. At the end of the American Revolution…”
By Staff Report – February 07, 2014
The stirrings of original American conservatism were found in such sentiments. For the proper state of American conservatism — from Thomas Paine to Thomas Jefferson to Abraham Lincoln — is to be in a perpetual struggle for intellectual revolution. Ronald Reagan, whose 103rd birthday would have been Thursday, exemplified this. No surprise the Gipper regularly quoted all three men.
The Liberal Newcomers
NRO ^ | Feb 3, 2014 | Phyllis Schlafly
Posted on Tuesday, February 04, 2014 12:35:56 PM by libstripper
Another important conclusion of our report is that there is no evidence that amnesty or inviting more immigration will produce Republican votes and abundant evidence that it will produce more Democratic votes.
by Johnny Punish
They say the men who manage men manage and the men who manage money manage all. And so it goes that the greatest coup in world history was not committed by an army holding a bayonette to the throat of some King. No, it was done quietly over time using finance as the weapon of choice and the media as its bullets.
Governor Palin’s Response to the SOTU
Conservatives4Palin ^ | 1-29-14 | Sarah Palin
Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 12:39:56 PM by palin45potus
Governor Palin via Facebook: If you skipped huddling around the TV last night for the State of the Union address because you’ve heard it all before, plus you were just busy with life, well… so did I.
Cruz calls it a \’circus\’: the State of the Union spectacle begins
washington Times ^ | January 24, 2014, 03:25PM | Jennifer Harper
Posted on Sunday, January 26, 2014 11:48:31 AM by SoConPubbie
It is is political theater at its most frantic: the State of the Union address – SOTU in popular parlance – may now stand for “so too” much. The annual rite is amplified by shrill news coverage and endlessly endlessly punctuated by partisan applause, planned distractions, mystifying protocols and annoying insider behaviors.
The speech-as-spectacle has strayed from the austere path recommended in Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution which advises that the president of the moment shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.”
Jan 20, 2014 | By Laz A. Mataz and usconservative
Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 11:45:44 AM by Lazamataz
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset
(Before It\’s News)
Obama\’s Influence Has Cast A Spirit Of Darkness Over America
Welcome to Obama’s America
One of the greatest thing any elected president brings to the nation is influence. More than laws passed or mandates set, a president sets the mood, orchestrates the tone for the period in which they govern.
When Ronald Reagan was president, it was a time of great patriotic fervor,
and the God of the bible was mentioned often. Christians felt empowered to openly display their faith.
Obama Same Sex Marriage
Two-Thirds of Americans Live in the 4th Amendment “Exemption Zone”
Posted on January 6, 2014
© Josh Sager – January 2014
Last week, Judge Edward Korman—a Reagan appointee to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York—confirmed that federal authorities can search the electronic devices of any American within 100 miles of any border without the need to obtain a warrant.
The Abidor et al v. Napolitano et al case, which Judge Korman just dismissed in favor of the government, focused upon warrantless searches of laptops without suspicion at the border. In this case, an American student was stopped at the border after traveling to several Middle Eastern countries and was forced to unlock/surrender his laptop computer. Despite the fact that nothing illegal was found on the computer, it still took nearly two weeks for Abidor to recover his laptop (which held the only copy of his thesis paper).
3 Basic Differences Between Conservatism and Neoconservatism
PJ Lifestyle ^ | December 27, 2013 – 9:00 am | Dave Swindle
Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 7:51:25 AM by Olog-hai
… There are a number of differences between conservatives operating in the William F. Buckley Jr./Ronald Reagan tradition and neoconservatives operating in the Irving Kristol/George W. Bush tradition. Here are three, and I’ll use Kristol’s own words to explain it.*
Neoconservatives believe the GOP should be converted to embrace a “modern democracy,” aka a welfare state in the mold of FDR and the Great Society. Neoconservatives don’t want to disassemble the federal government in order to rebalance divided powers between federal, state, and local governments; they just think they can pilot Leviathan better than the Democrats.
This guy pretty well covers it…
The Decline and Fall of Political Discourse… (“The majority of the American people, asleep during the past sixty years of overwhelming peace and prosperity, are gradually waking up to the massive deception that has been perpetrated by the Left and their inability to solve the almost insolvable problems they, in large part, created. Unfortunately it has…”)
The Decline and Fall of Political Discourse
American Thinker ^ | December 19, 2013 | Steve McCann
Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 3:05:30 PM by neverdem
As the easily predicable disaster that is ObamaCare continues to evolve, two things are certain: one, Barack Obama and his minions will never admit failure and reverse course; and two, the vitriol emanating from the Left aimed at obliterating their political opposition will intensify during the upcoming…
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……President Reagan reminded us of the origins of the country in his first inaugural address when he stated,
“All of us need to be reminded that the federal government did not create the states; the states created the federal government.”
He also said that the beauty of the retention of powers by the states is that they are likely to exercise those powers differently and become laboratories of democracy — hence, Reagan’s famous quip that one of the benefits of living in the U.S. is federalism, because “you can vote with your feet.”
By Judi McLeod Tuesday, November 12, 2013
It doesn’t matter how low President Barack Obama falls in popularity polls, he is still there, running roughshod over the Little People. No matter how low he falls in popularity, Obama still gets to hold the USA in an airtight stranglehold.
No one is stepping forward to loosen that deadly grip.
It doesn’t matter how often you read or hear the words, “Impeach Obama”, it will never happen.
What does truly matter is that everyday people must—somehow—survive the next three years, because unless he decides to leave Dodge on his own, or natural causes overtake him, Obama will will go on being the most brutal Commander in Chief of all time.
Ron on his new personal website, and why he became a doctor and not a soldier.
But I settled on RonPaulMD.com as reflecting a very important area of my life. To be a physician, and deliver 4,000 babies, was extremely fulfilling. Many times,
I see people wearing a “I Was a Ron Paul Baby” t-shirt. Once, when I gave a speech in Iowa, I was told the head of the convention center wanted to talk to me. She had her birth certificate, and this time, she said, she wanted a legible signature! I was delighted to sign it again.
Is Obama about to create a race incident?
Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 10:32:52 AM by rktman
Last Wednesday, in one of the most despicable displays I’ve heard in a long time, racial provocateur Jesse Jackson outlined a paranoid vision of America pertaining to race relations, misrepresenting the politics of one conservative politician and one conservative president, neither of whom were able to counter his slander because they’re long-deceased.
Posted on October 18, 2013 by END TIME HEADLINES
Former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul doesn’t seen a rosy future ahead for the United States. In fact, he sees a repeat of recent history – though not U.S. history – on the horizon. In an interview with radio host Alex Jones, of InfoWars,
Paul – who is a physician by trade and has recently launched his own radio and television network – said he sees the “bust coming soon.”
”They’re (Washington collectively) not going to work their way out of it, so it’s just (all) going to collapse,” he said. “Let’s just keep working on the fact that, when we get around to rebuilding this whole entire system, that we do it the way it was intended originally, and actually improve upon it.”
Is the United States Splitting Apart?Townhall ^ | 09/25/2013 | Ben ShapiroPosted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 1:24:09 PM by SeekAndFind
In September, the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors voted to secede from the State of California. “Many proposed laws are unconstitutional and deny us our God-given rights,” said one attendee at the council meeting.
“We need our own state so we can make laws that fit our way of life.” A few weeks later, the Modoc County Board of Supervisors voted to join Siskiyou in the new state of Jefferson, voting 4-0 to leave California.
American Exceptionalism? –… “I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. “
…..What did Putin say that caused Washington such fits? He reminded the US, founded as it was generally on Christian principles, that the Creator did not make exceptional nations, but rather created all men in His own image:
I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.
Old America is gone
blueyandcurlys blog ^ | 2/20/2013 | Rabbi Steven Pruzansky
Posted on Friday, September 13, 2013 11:29:59 AM by Varmint Al
…snip… The takers outnumber the givers, and that will only increase in years to come. The “Occupy” riots across this country in the last two years were mere dress rehearsals for what lies ahead – years of unrest sparked by the increasing discontent of the unsuccessful who want to seize the fruits and the bounty of the successful, and do not appreciate the slow pace of redistribution. If this election proves one thing, it is that the Old America is gone. And, sad for the world, it is not coming back.
September 1, 2013
In July 2004, I wrote a piece titled, The Proper Role of America’s Military dealing with Reagan‘s strike on Libya in 1986. That precision strike was in response to a disco bombing in Germany killing one American GI and injuring some 50+ Americans.
Moammar Khadafy was behind that cowardly act. We bombed for 12 minutes and left. No failed, unconstitutional nation building or “winning the hearts and minds” of those you just bombed. There was only one message: Do it again and we will come back.
The downing of Flight 007: 30 years later, a Cold War tragedy still seems surreal
CNN ^ | August 31, 2013 | Thom Patterson
Posted on Saturday, August 31, 2013 9:24:05 AM by cunning_fish
(CNN) — The idea that Soviet fighter jets would shoot down a Boeing 747 airliner seems shockingly unbelievable. Two-hundred sixty-nine innocent people died in a largely forgotten Cold War attack that took place exactly 30 years ago this weekend.
On a sultry August night in 1983 at New York’s JFK airport, Alice Ephraimson-Abt, a brilliant, 23-year-old, blue-eyed blonde, was about to board Korean Air Lines Flight 007 for Seoul, South Korea, halfway around the world. For one last time, she held her father, New Jersey businessman Hans Ephraimson-Abt, before saying goodbye. “There were hugs and I-love-yous,” her father, now 91, told CNN.
Rewriting History with The Butler… “Progressive liberals can never win in the arena of ideas so they choose to fight in a different battleground, popular culture. Why deal with pesky facts that your ideology has never worked and only led to misery and death for millions of people? To the progressive mind, if you can’t beat your enemy, then change the very fabric of his culture. By doing so, you’ll lose many a battle, but you’ll win the war. This is why progressives have taken over Hollywood and education. Sadly, many people today gain their knowledge through tv, movies, and the internet. True education has been replaced with indoctrination. “
RightWingPatriot.com ^ | August 19, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013 11:03:18 AM by rightwingerpatriot
Progressive liberals can never win in the arena of ideas so they choose to fight in a different battleground, popular culture. Why deal with pesky facts that your ideology has never worked and only led to misery and death for millions of people? To the progressive mind, if you can’t beat your enemy, then change the very fabric of his culture. By doing so, you’ll lose many a battle, but you’ll win the war. This is why progressives have taken over Hollywood and education.
Sadly, many people today gain their knowledge through tv, movies, and the internet. True education has been replaced with indoctrination. The result is an ignorant public who then takes as gospel by what they see on the silver screen. Progressives know most people will never crack open a history text or read a biography, but they do know that people will take to heart the lies fed to them in the movies.
This reworking of our American history has been going on for decades. Our Founding Fathers are no longer pure. The American government conspires to kill its own president and to oppress those not in power. Most young people think that they saw the truth when they watched Oliver Stone‘s JFK. You can show them facts and figures showing how the movie was almost pure fantasy, but that makes no impact on their reasoning. Hollywood works overtime (probably with union breaks) to make strong Presidents weak in the eyes of the public and anti-American terrorists are really freedom fighters.
Libertarians flex their muscle in the GOP… “Way back in 1975, a Republican agitator named Ronald Reagan had this to say about an esoteric young movement that was roiling politics: “If you analyze it, I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.””
Libertarians flex their muscle in the GOP
Wash. Post ^ | 07/31/2013 | By Karen Tumulty
Posted on Thursday, August 01, 2013 12:28:50 PM by Responsibility2nd
Way back in 1975, a Republican agitator named Ronald Reagan had this to say about an esoteric young movement that was roiling politics: “If you analyze it, I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.”
Neither the GOP old guard nor the rowdy libertarians ever quite bought that argument.
They both lay claim to the same conservative economic philosophy. But libertarians are more isolationist and antiwar than Republican orthodoxy allows on foreign policy and more permissive on social issues.
Still, in the nearly four decades since Reagan made those comments, the two have managed — at least most of the time — to maintain an uneasy marriage of expedience.
WATCH !!!!!! ~ Activist actress Fonda wears ´Hanoi Jane´ t-shirt to promote Nancy Reagan film, ´The Butler´
New York Post ^ | 7/26/13 | Staff
Posted on Friday, July 26, 2013 1:31:28 PM by Nachum
Jane Fonda´s turn as Nancy Reagan has outraged fans of the former first lady but the actress says “The Gipper´s” wife is happy she landed the role. “I don´t think that whatever differences there might be in our politics really matters you know,” says the actress in a new clip promoting the film ´The Butler´ which follows the life of a White House worker who served eight presidents.
Deadline Hollywood ^
Posted on Friday, July 26, 2013 6:32:27 AM by bryan999
“I thought it would be fun to play her,” says Jane Fonda of her turn as Nancy Reagan in Lee Daniels’ The Butler, glimpsed in a new clip from the Weinstein Co. pic. The casting sparked plenty of controversy last year when it was first announced. But “I happen to know that she’s not unhappy that I’m playing her,” says Fonda.
…..Sooner or later, it will have to be the American people themselves that decide to put a stop to this out-of-control government arrogance. Perhaps the sentiments of the late Lyn Nofziger will be helpful at this point.
You will recall that Mr. Nofziger served as press secretary in Ronald Reagan’s administration as Governor of California and as a White House advisor during the Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan presidencies. Shortly before he passed away, he composed a short treatise entitled “These Things I Believe.” Here it is:
“That government should butt out. That freedom is our most precious commodity and if we are not eternally vigilant, government will take it all away. That individual freedom demands individual responsibility.
That government is not a necessary good but an unavoidable evil. That the executive branch has grown too strong, the judicial branch too arrogant and the legislative branch too stupid. That political parties have become close to meaningless. That government should work to insure the rights of the individual, not plot to take them away. That government should provide for the national defense and work to insure domestic tranquility. That foreign trade should be fair rather than free.
Look What This ‘Conspiracy Theorist’ Had To Say Back in 1984: Don’t Say We Weren’t Warned By a very great man, in 1984, under the dictator Reagan. Article by Mac ~
Look What This ‘Conspiracy Theorist’ Had To Say Back in 1984: ‘A Disgusting Procedure for a Professed Free Society’
by Mac Slavo
Don’t Say We Weren’t Warned
By a very great man, in 1984, under the dictator Reagan. Article by Mac
President Reagan was in office and given his staunch stance on limited government no one could possibly have suspected that he, of all people, would be the Commander in Chief presiding over a fledgling surveillance state.
Despite the ignorance of our populace and attempts to keep the American people in the dark, one lone wolf on the floor of the Congress had the prescient insight to understand what was really going on… and where it would one day lead.
He’s one of the original conspiracy theorists… referred to by many is a quack or a nut for his non-mainstream views of government and his constant warnings of tyranny on our doorstep.
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NSA leaker: are there serious cracks in Ed Snowden’s story?
How did a high school drop-out and special forces failure become entrusted with the NSA’s biggest secrets?
“President Reagan, demanding a “full and immediate explanation,” Thursday assailed the Soviet attack on a Korean airliner that killed 269 people as a “horrifying act of violence” and dispatched sophisticated AWACS surveillance aircraft to search for the wreckage.” Rocky Mountain News, September 2, 1983.
George Schultz is Rudy Julie-Annie’s head capo for his foreign policy team. George Schultz belongs to the Council on Foreign Relations, a treasonous organization running America’s foreign policy.
How do I know Reagan lied? Because for one thing, the South Korean government received confirmation directly from the CIA that the plane had landed. Former U.S. Senator Jesse Helms continued the cover up, but he knew the truth:”One memo that was unearthed reads: Sen. Jesse Helms to Boris Yeltsin – Dec. 10, 1991:
A Duty to Disobey All Unlawful Orders An Advisory to US Troops
A Duty to Disobey All Unlawful Orders
by LAWRENCE MOSQUEDA
DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL LAW
As the United States government under George Bush gets closer to attacking the people of Iraq, there are several things that the men and women of the U.S. armed forces need to know and bear in mind as they are given orders from the Bush administration. This information is provided for the use of the members of the armed forces, their families, friends and supporters, and all who are concerned about the current direction of U.S. policy toward Iraq.
The military oath taken at the time of induction reads:
“I,____________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God”
President Ronald Reagan at Normandy
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The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-24-13 | The Looking Spoon
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2013 7:22:22 PM by The Looking Spoon
We called him DUKE, and he was every bit the giant off screen he was on.
Everything about him-his stature, his style, his convictions-conveyed enduring strength, and no one who observed his struggle in those final days could doubt that strength was real.
Yet there was more. To my wife, Nancy, “Duke Wayne was the most gentle, tender person I ever knew.”In 1960, as president of the Screen Actors’ Guild, I was deeply embroiled in a bitter labor dispute between the Guild and the motion picture industry.
When we called a strike, the film industry unleashed a series of stinging personal attacks on me – criticism my wife found difficult to take.At 7:30 one morning the phone rang and Nancy heard Duke’s booming voice: “I’ve been readin’ what these damn columnists are saying about Ron. He can take care of himself, but I’ve been worrying about how all this is affecting you.”
(RePost) ~ President’s salute not a good idea [Progressives find something else wrong, Reagan did it]
President’s salute not a good idea [Progressives find something else wrong, Reagan did it]
Capital Times ^ | 3-27-07 | Dave Zweifel
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 7:43:39 PM by SJackson
It raised eyebrows back in 1981 when new President Ronald Reagan began returning the military salutes of the servicemen standing guard when he’d disembark from Air Force One or from Marine 1, the helicopter that would deliver him to the White House lawn.
by Jerry Todd, staff writer
Barack Obamabelieve Obama really is – a supreme caliph-in-waiting.
Haven’t we blindly spent trillions in American treasure and technology and thousands of American lives and wounded to see every country we supposedly are freeing from despots end up with Sharia law in their constitutions?
The Muslim Brotherhood are persecuting, murdering and forcing out Christians wherever they gain control. They are harassing and killing Buddhists and Hindus. How dumb can we get? Don’t we have the most successful triune philosophy of government in history in the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights? Why sacrifice it and ourselves to impose the most despotic theocracy in all history? Note to ACLU: You want separation of church and state? Hello!
Today’s Toons 5/24/13
| 5/24/13 | pookie18
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2013 6:51:21 AM by pookie18
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The tea party and the politics of paranoia
Irony AlertThe University of Washington Office of News & Information ^ | May 21, 2013 | Peter KelleyPosted on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 2:49:10 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
Members of tea party claim the movement springs from and promotes basic American conservative principles such as limited government and fiscal responsibility.
But new research by University of Washington political scientist Christopher Parker argues that the tea party ideology owes more to the paranoid politics associated with the John Birch Society — and even the infamous Ku Klux Klan — than to traditional American conservatism.
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“Is this still America?….. “See, you have never experienced a free America. You have never experienced that “shining city on a hill” as Ronald Reagan so loved to describe America. Reagan knew THAT America. He had experienced that America. Many of America’s so-called senior citizens living today also remember that America. I do.”
Ah yes, “the older I get, the better I was” syndrome!
Again and again the hue and cry goes out to “Restore America”!
But was America really something of our ideals rather than the reality that was really out there?
For instance, did our founding fathers seek “liberty and freedom” for all mem and not just the elite? Remember that the first Con-Con was to just update our first constitution, The Articles of Confederation, not to do away with the first constitution altogether. (Is “We The people” really just the signers of the preamble to our present constitution, rather than…”Joe SixPack,” for instance?)
Is this still America?….. “See, you have never experienced a free America. You have never experienced that “shining city on a hill” as Ronald Reagan so loved to describe America. Reagan knew THAT America. He had experienced that America. Many of America’s so-called senior citizens living today also remember that America. I do.”
By J.D. Longstreet Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Texas Republican Congressman Kevin Brady asked during the IRS hearings last week: “Is this still America?”
Good Question. It is a question we have asked with great frequency for a number of years now.
As much as I despise having to say it, we are witnessing an America in decline today. We can sugar-coat it, we can parse it, we can ignore it, all at our peril.
To fix it, we must face it. And it is a painful thing to look, objectively, at our country today.
For so many of you who have been born and have attained maturity in America since the 1950s, I can understand your wondering what I’m prattling on about.
See, you have never experienced a free America. You have never experienced that “shining city on a hill” as Ronald Reagan so loved to describe America. Reagan knew THAT America. He had experienced that America. Many of America’s so-called senior citizens living today also remember that America. I do.
Looking back at the America I was born into before the Second World War—I grew up in a land with unlimited horizons. It was a “can do” country. It was a land where citizens were not afraid—nor ashamed—to love their country and to defend her. It was a land where declaring oneself a patriot did not make one an enemy of the state.
Unlike today’s America, my America was a land unafraid—period.
Why was America unafraid? It was not arrogance. It was, in fact, a solid belief that America was under the protection of God.
Gun Control Won’t Eliminate Guns by Mark R. Crovelli… “Copyright © 2013 by LewRockwell.com. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.”
Gun Control Won’t Eliminate Guns
Recently by Mark R. Crovelli: Libertarians vs Conservatives on Guns
No single issue in the American political arena illustrates the similarity of American liberals and American conservatives than the issue of gun control. This claim will no doubt appear counterintuitive, because conservatives and liberals have been bickering over gun rights for as long as anyone can remember. Liberals love gun control and conservatives loathe it. The difference between the two groups couldn’t be starker, right?
What all the superficial bickering between the two groups conceals, however, is a fundamental agreement that gun control can actually work. Starry-eyed liberals believe that government is indeed capable of keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, as if would-be-armed-robbers actually care whether or not it is legal to own guns. Conservatives innocently fear that government is capable of keeping guns out of the hands of all ordinary Americans, as if government prohibition has ever actually worked. Both groups, in other words, believe that if the government chooses to control or outlaw something, its laws will actually make that thing disappear.
It doesn’t take a degree in economics, however, to realize that both groups are hopelessly mistaken to think that gun control can actually work. Conservatives are wrong to fear that government can effectively control or prohibit anything, including guns, and liberals are wrong to believe that government gun control will keep guns out of the hands of would-be criminals.
GOVERNMENT ARROGANCE IS OUT OF CONTROL! By: Lyn Nofziger ~ THE “G” WEBLOG @N54 by R.W. “Dick” Gaines
Sooner or later, it will have to be the American people themselves
that decide to put a stop to this out-of-control government
arrogance. Perhaps the sentiments of the late Lyn Nofziger will be
helpful at this point.
You will recall that Mr. Nofziger served as press secretary in Ronald
Reagan’s administration as Governor of California and as a White
House advisor during the Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan
By their second term “inside the bubble,” presidents have completely lost touch with reality: Aides and confidants conspire to keep the chief executive insulated from the real world — the bad news, the worse press coverage. They think it’s their job, and lounging on the Oval Office couches, they nod along with the president’s every musing.
But this presidency has taken OOCS to new heights. Mr. Obama has only a few trusted aides, and occasional leaks from the West Wing show a paranoid president suspicious of nearly everyone around him. Supremely confident, convinced by the fawning minions at his feet that he is untouchable, the president dismisses all controversy as partisan attacks by an overzealous opposition. A pliant press corps of stenographers follows in lockstep.
Endangered: The Constitution
Townhall.com ^ | 4/26/13 | Mark Baisley
Posted on Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:06:31 AM by harpu
This article is on the Bill of Rights in the United States Constitution. My purpose in posting this exposé is to do my part in calling Americans back to their spawning grounds of liberty. Based on recent trends, I fear that if we don’t frequent our founding principles then Ronald Reagan’s warning could be realized, that “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”