Shibboleth of ‘Majority Rule’
Another powerful driving point behind the Democratic Party’s collectivist philosophy is the notion that we are a ‘democratic’ nation and democracy is defined as ‘majority rule’. They believe if they can hobble together a coalition of people who agree to work together for a set of policies, they have won. Of course, collectivists don’t really understand the American Experiment. It has nothing to do with | Read More »
Does Equality Mean We Are All The Same
As long as the role of government is limited, and as long people are free to operate within the informal social arrangements of a non-regimented, non-stratified society there’s no tension between equality of opportunity and liberty.
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The Incredible “Right”-ness Of Being… Seditious
So says Joe Klein and John Heilemann: “I did a little bit of research just before this show – it’s on this little napkin here. I looked up the definition of sedition which is conduct or language inciting rebellion against the authority of the state. And a lot of these statements, especially the ones coming from people like Glenn Beck and to a certain extent | Read More »
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Control
April 04, 2010 Life, Liberty and the pursuit of control Katy Abram Published on AmericanThinker.com April 4, 2010 Recently, two members of our government have spoken of the Declaration of Independence, referring to our Founding Fathers words of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” They both tied this line to the health care legislation that was recently passed ensuring this was constitutional. Speaker of | Read More »
You’ll Learn to Like It.
You’ll learn to like it. That’s the sentiment from the Democrats in regards to the newly passed health care reform. You’ll learn to like it. You may not like it now, but don’t worry. President Obama will be traveling the country, selling this newfound boondoggle to all the rubes and troglodytes who are trying to bitterly cling to their current health insurance. After all, our | Read More »
On The Edge Of Revolt – A Thoughtful Appraisal Concerning Violent Reaction In America
I find it interesting the Department of Homeland Security deems it necessary to warn of rightwing extremists, as they ignore the fact of leftwing extremism. As a point of fact, making its rounds within the United States is a little book titled The Coming Insurrection. From the product description on Amazon: The Coming Insurrection is an eloquent call to arms arising from the recent waves | Read More »
It’s Too Late to Apologize…for Messing with Our Constitution.
I’m not a big fan of music videos or spoof songs with new lyrics (with the possible exception of Shanklin’s parodies on Rush and Weird Al Yankovic). However, may college senior daughter forwarded this to me. It appears to be relatively new and I haven’t seen it yet on RedState or elsewhere. It sends a good message for those of us who base our political | Read More »
Founding Father Caesar Rodney: Who He Was and Why He Matters Today
America’s ruling class in 2010 bears a closer resemblance to the oppressive British rule which she broke free from during her founding than her founders. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are no longer “inalienable” and “endowed by our Creator.” An air of self-importance and superiority has so marinated our elected officials that they seem infected with the madness of King George, rather than | Read More »
Homer Simpson and the Constitution
Over thirty years ago, when I first began seriously reading great thinkers, (I love essayists), I thought, “If these people are so smart, and so right, then how come what they say never comes in to ordinary day-to- day practice?” Since that time I’ve flirted back and forth between the great thinkers and the great common sense observers, from Twain to Will Rogers to George | Read More »
Fred Thompson vs. “RINO’s”, Living up to John Adams!
Hello All, John Adams, our second president & major contributor and signer of The Declaration of Independence, said, “Our Constitution is wholly inadequate to the government of any other then a moral and religious people.” This warning says at it’s heart that if the people of our country or it’s legislators do not have high moral standards the Constitution does not have the regulations in | Read More »
The People’s Proclamation
On January 22, 2009 the National Mall was packed with people who freely came to the Capitol to witness the historic inauguration of the first African American president, Barack Obama. Weeping, hugging and optimistic, “More than one million people gathered…in a wintry Washington DC, to see Mr. Obama take the oath. “ On that blustery afternoon a message of biblical proportion filled the air. I saw a | Read More »
The Declaration of Independence
From the National Archives: Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence is at once the nation’s most cherished symbol of liberty and Jefferson’s most enduring monument. Here, in exalted and unforgettable phrases, Jefferson expressed the convictions in the minds and hearts of the American people. The political philosophy of the Declaration was not new; its ideals of | Read More »
Beauty and the Beast: Resisting the Reactionary Extremism of Perez Hilton
Openly homosexual blogger and Miss USA judge Perez Hilton has called pageant contestant Carrie Prejean the “C-word,” defaced a photo of the young lady, and admits to giving her a score of zero, reports WND. And this from an individual giving public face to those who wrap themselves as victims in banners of “love” and “tolerance.” But it is nothing of the sort, of course, as is clearly seen in the emotional | Read More »
The Declaration of Independence: A Refresher
If you grew up like I did, you had to memorize large chunks of this in a Middle or High School class. If you grew up like I did, it used to mean something. I think too many of us have forgotten what these powerful words meant 233 years ago. They started this nation, the nation that is now escaping us. IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, | Read More »
Anyone Got a Map?
I am very curious – what direction is our country headed, as far as ideology is concerned? I’m looking at the course of foreign policy decisions that have been made over the last 88 days, and it doesn’t feel like blue-blooded, hard-working, capitalist, proud, moral, ethical America any longer. We used to ally ourselves with the great people around the world. Our best friends have | Read More »