Scotland and the end of centralization
Mark Leonard at Reuters has some interesting thoughts about how the Scottish independence vote could be “the canary in the independence coal mine,” a harbinger of both statehood movements and political trends in “many nations that do not face imminent break-up – from America to Zambia.” He specifies four of those trends as a desire for self-government that trumps economic interests, resurgent nationalism (which he | Read More »
An appetite for domination
Author Brad Thor tied together a couple of creepy media sideshows in a Tweet this afternoon: Wow, between this and Geraldo’s “Majesty” comment re: #Obama on @oreillyfactor… NBC producer: #BOWDOWN http://t.co/EhCDXMHctM — Brad Thor (@BradThor) February 12, 2014 The first incident Thor referred to was Geraldo Rivera scolding fellow Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly for daring to ask Barack Obama serious questions during his pre-Super | Read More »
Wanted: manly virtue
Rich Cromwell writes a lively discussion of our culture’s attempts to deal with manly virtue at The Federalist, inspired by a hilariously funny advertisement that shows a guy desperately trying to recapture his masculinity after using a feminine product in the shower: Cromwell goes on a tour of leftist culture’s inability to define what “masculinity” means, especially since that culture is so nervous about endorsing | Read More »
The independent year
When I talk with anyone who professes to be a political “independent,” I always ask what they imagine they’re still “independent” from. There is less and less room for genuine independence in our dwindling private sector. Of course, the independent voter is generally more interested in declaring his liberation from the two major political parties. Maybe he doesn’t like either of them, or dislikes the | Read More »
Giving thanks to the family
Michael Barone suggests that conservatives will probably never be able to re-run plays from the Ronald Reagan playbook, because the increasing “progressivism” of the tax system – a smaller group of wealthier people paying all the obvious taxes, while nearly half the population takes a “free ride” – makes it just about impossible to propose growth-oriented tax cuts without getting clubbed to the ground by leftists mobs | Read More »
Why the Constitution is Important
“We the people, in order to form a more perfect union…” They are words most of us are familiar with. Akhil Amar, a Yale professor and constitutional expert, says these words were “the most democratic deed the world had ever seen” in his book America’s Constitution: A Biography. Tuesday, September 17th, will mark Constitution Day, the 226th anniversary of the signing of our nation’s Constitution. But there’s | Read More »
Do NOT bring Mom and Dad to your job interview
I’m reasonably certain this is not a prank, because the Wall Street Journal doesn’t usually run gag articles, outside of April Fool’s Day. The title of this one is enough to make you gag: “Should You Bring Mom and Dad to Your Job Interview?” Millennials—people born between 1981 and the early 2000s—are much closer to their parents than previous generations, and they have gained a reputation for | Read More »
America – the best country in the world?
Is America truly the best country in the world? With the 4th of July celebration fresh in our minds, it’s a question worth examining. Some certainly don’t think so. In the pilot episode of HBO’s The Newsroom, main character Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) unleashes a tirade of depressing statistics, claiming, “There is absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we’re the greatest country in the world.” On | Read More »
Children of the collective
William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection juxtaposes two recent incidents to conclude there is “something wrong in the water” over at MSNBC. First, the left-wing network offered an extremely creepy segment in which host Krystal Ball coaxed her 5-year-old daughter into offering a politically correct “from the mouths of babes” endorsement of gay marriage. Among the many things wrong with this segment, it was necessary for | Read More »
“We mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor”
…Over two centuries ago, fifty-six men put their lives on the line to preserve and protect the freedoms that are the God-given unalienable rights of all free people….
What can you do that will help ensure that these freedoms continue to be part of the American legacy? Can you volunteer a Saturday afternoon to knock on doors for a candidate? Can you take an evening to attend a candidates’ debate so you can be certain you are an informed voter? Can you help register new voters in your county? Can you write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper? Can you donate $5, $10, or $20 to candidates who you support?
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A Message of Liberty
We are a nation of immigrants. Adventurers. For most of us, our forefathers crossed oceans and weathered many storms to reach this land. This “New World.” We are a nation of immigrants. We came from all over – England, Germany, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Mexico, Israel, Iran, India, Egypt, Russia, China, Japan… the list goes on. We are a nation of immigrants. But when | Read More »
Proud to be an American – from little tboca
7/4/11 We have another day to celebrate our Nation’s Independence, but today as we look back over the time since our Nation was established we must stop and wonder about the direction America is headed. We’re at a crossroads and Americans must make a decision. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter | Read More »
Can’t We All Just Go John Galt?
All we do is talk about how sick we are of the government, of politicians, of Washington politics, etc. So why are we so wrapped up in it? They never have solutions that don’t involve what we are doing. We are the ones who produce the goods, grow the food, create the ideas, provide medical care—we move the country, not them.
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Egypt? Muslim Brotherhood? Eh, So What?
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness – Declaration of Independence These words mean a lot to | Read More »
Graphic: Democrat Party Says, “HELL, NO!” to REAL Energy Independence
Ignorance is a dangerous thing, so democrats who stand in the way of REAL energy independence drive me nuts. This is my graphic response to indicate who the real "party of NO" is.
, Party of No