Thank you for the Stimulus
Thank You for the Stimulus One standard modern procedure for a military battle when you hope to take ground is to “prepare the field”: use artillery, close air support, etc. to soften and confuse the enemy before you take the field yourself. Therefore the clever combatant imposes his will on the enemy, but does not allow the enemy’s will to be imposed on him. —Sun | Read More »
Cuts are Coming but could we afford to cut some programs
So today I decided to go watch C-SPAN today and it actually wasn’t boring as usual for me as a hyper active teenager who despite having an obession in politics finds th House to be bland on TV. It was only for a few minutes though but it really jumbled my head. Maybe the More Mature Redstaters and help me process what happened and give me | Read More »
Tags: Budget Cuts
, Continuing Resolution
, founding fathers
, Limited Government
, Public Education
, Small Government
, social welfare
Red light cameras: A liberty issue or a safety issue?
Every year we lose more of our liberty. From unwanted intimate encounters with TSA agents, to calls for limits on free speech after Tucson. Even the freedom of the open road isn’t as free as it once was with the introduction of cameras at intersections and on highways. A discussion of red light cameras may appear to be strictly a safety issue but I believe | Read More »
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 »
We Are Yet To See Our Finest Hour
We said we want our country back, and we meant it.
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Updated: The Real Meaning of the TSA’s FFDO/Pilot Punishment
Since Drudge’s current headline story has broken out everything but the red police light for the TSA Pilot Punishment story (video), it appears the early and limited facts are not in dispute. What’s also brilliantly clarified in my mind is the TSA’s real agenda around flight security. Bolstered by the highly controversial new radiation-or-grope procedures and the recent news that the TSA failed to detect | Read More »
The Secret To Amereican Excetionalism
I’m an American. I still believe in American exceptionalism, but perhaps now more than ever, I have come to understand that exceptionalism is not a result of merit … but grace. I came to that conclusion after honestly asking myself: Are we smarter than the Romans, who built a republic thousands of years ahead of us; more brilliant than the Germans, from whom we developed our rocket and space technology; better than the Brits, who were one of the largest empires ever built, or more tenacious than the Russians, who stopped the Germans in WW II? I doubt it.
So, what made America exceptional? Certainly, at the time of the revolution it was not our military or financial prowess. Exceptionalism did not rest in the hands of the Continental Congress, who were as feckless as any deliberative body ever assembled. The case could be made that Washington was exceptional, yet he lost battle after battle, almost to the point of mutiny among his men and top generals.
What, then, was that spark that set this nation apart from all others on earth? Sure, we have an abundance of natural resources: land, warm water ports, and so much more; still, I believe, to accurately define exceptionalism, one must look to the words of the Declaration of independence.
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, George Soros
Reversed Thinking of Corporate Control and Government Power
Over the years, I’ve heard a number of people on the Left claim that they support big government because they don’t like the amount of control corporations have on them or the country. I got to thinking about that the other day and started looking at how a corporation can have control over a person’s life. The more I thought about it, the more I | Read More »
The Argument for Defunding the Dept. of Education
The Department of Education is a bureaucratic relic of a failed presidency and a failed ideology. We all know it. The time has come to own up and accept the fact that if we are to save America for the next generation, it is necessary to defund and destroy the Department of Education. For too long have we been giving in to the arguments of | Read More »
A Word of Thanks
As you sit there, weak and weary Pondering your life (so dreary!), Remember you’re secure and safe And no matter how this life may chafe, Someone standing upon a hill, A tower or foxhole pays your bill. Our freedom comes at precious cost Of sweat and blood and lives we’ve lost. So as you read these token words Consider what your freedom girds: Life, liberty | Read More »
Well, my friends, it has come down to this. Tomorrow is the day we start restoring our liberties. But Election Day is just the start of the process. After the victory parties end and we all sleep off a well earned celebration, it’s back to work. What we do over the next few months will set the ground work heading into 2012. I keep hearing | Read More »
By Hook Or By Crook
There is something about these 2010 elections that a lot of folks know, but more than a few of us don’t quite have the right words to wrap around. I have said elsewhere that we’re living in an American Reckoning… it’s down to that at this juncture. People from all walks of life are suffering, many of us are out of work altogether or, at | Read More »
All Your On-line Communication Belongs to Obama
Obama’s government wants to be able to monitor all Internet communication and it is ready and willing to mandate that all encryption software, including peer-to-peer apps, have a backdoor so that the government can decrypt the traffic. The New York Times reported this morning on a Federal government plan to put government-mandated back doors in all communications systems, including all encryption software. The Times said | Read More »
Progressives? What Are You Progressing Towards?
I have asked this question for years. First it was just the musings of a grumpy Soldier and then out loud on Twitter and to my rather disturbed leftist “friends”. There is a lot to be said about the progressive movement and how it affects our nation and its history. We have a lot to “thank” the Progressives for: Prohibition, AFL-CIO, The New Deal, Great | Read More »
Tolerance, Acceptance, Elitism, Leadership, and Muslims
We’re in the midst of the greatest example of dislocation and separation between the elite establishment and the people in flyover country this nation has ever seen. Inside their little alternate universe the elite project their assumptions on the rest of us here in the sticks and corn huskers of the Midwest, south, and other regions of the country. In their minds, since it came | Read More »