The Courage To Resist
Recently, Charles M. Blow wrote an article in the New York Times stating rather arrogantly that we can’t have our country back. Read the entire post from Right Wing News and note Mr. Blow’s sheer contempt for us. It is breathtaking and maddening at the same time. If you take high blood pressure medication, it may be a good idea to pop a pill before | Read More »
The Supremacy Clause Smackdown – A Dissection
Brion McClanahan writes on the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution: When Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter signed HO391 into law on 17 March 2010, the “national” news media circled the wagons and began another assault on State sovereignty. The bill required the Idaho attorney general to sue the federal government over insurance mandates in the event national healthcare legislation passed. The lead AP reporter on | Read More »
Is there a Right to Healthcare?
According to long established tradition in the English common law, and as explained by the eminent Blackstone, the three rights in the Declaration of Independence are as follows. Life is the right to live, intact with one’s limbs, eyes, and organs. Any physical damage that cripples or removes a limb, or eyes, or kills one violates this right. This definition was important because according to | Read More »
Explaining the Madness and Insanity of Obama and Congress
Ironically, Americans are known as freedom fighters, coming to the aid and rescue of many countries, freeing and securing them from tyranny. Presently, Americans find themselves fighting for their own freedom from tyranny under Obama, Pelosi, Reid and the rest of the Democrat-led Congress. The American people have been consistent and clear in their will: kill the ObamaCare bill. We all agree that the Democrats | Read More »
We Shall Never Surrender…We Shall Never Yield.
It’s been a long week. Actually, it’s been a long 14 months. For the last year, those of us who love this grand experiment called America have seen assault after assault waged against our liberties, our freedoms and our Constitution. And sometime in the next 72 hours, we will know whether those who wish to impose their vision of an America where freedoms and liberties | Read More »
Making Congress Afraid Again…These Things They Fear (Part II)
In December I wrote that this is not likely to end pretty. We saw, since the ’09 summer of our discontent, that rather then retreating, the Obamailis were actually quickening their pace, as if to negate any effect the coming November election might have…not only on health care, but their grander design and the fate of the nation. Although we could be wrong, pray we | Read More »
Book Notes: The Celtic Tiger and Our Own Economy
I have to admit that I was a little skeptical of reading a campaign book as part of the Book Notes project. I was wrong. The Road to Prosperity has really been a page turner for me. I have read a number of sections aloud to my wife (I’m sure she’s pleased by that). In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day coming up, I wanted to | Read More »
How Life Can Change Under Socialism, Sports
I originally titled this “How Life Will Change…” but since I can’t yet see how the fight between Obama and the Congress is shaking out, and how Obama’s low, low intelligence quotient in dealing with governance in general is making the presence of Marxist handlers more plausible, I have to consider two alternate rails toward socialism…the hot-tub, Swedish type of Congress and the hard edged, | Read More »
Conservative Education – A Wealth of Knowledge
This is part two to the concept of RedState University. The first part can be found here. This post is my promised “Suggested Reading List” to enhance our knowledge and understanding of the principles of Conservatism that our Founding Fathers laid out for us in the Constitution. So much of what they believed and incorporated in those early documents in the founding of this nation | Read More »
Newt Gingrich explains Reconciliation…very well.
It’s not for me to tout “our friend” Newt Gingrich very often, but he delivered this morning, Vol 5, No 9 as good a pimer on reconciliation as I’ve read. As you read it all sorts of recent lies and demagoguery flits inside your mind. Speaks for itself UPDATE: What a maroon. I repaired the link, sorry.
(Updated) Your reconciliation primer…pass it along to everyone you know so they know the rules.
The GOP proved that by being informed with facts and prepared, the Democrats had no answer. An informed public will do the same. The information below is of course is all subject to Nancy Pelosi being able to climb the equivalent of Mount Everest and get Democratic congressmen to commit political suicide. Earlier today I thought John Kyl may have been misunderstanding Senate rules. It seems as | Read More »
Why the Tea Parties Mystify the Media
Tea Parties and their participants have been an ongoing mystery to the media, including some commentators that we sometimes think are relatively unbiased. When it comes to the participants, even though they’re acknowledged to be mostly independents and Republicans, the pundits have strange ideas about what motivates them, where they came from, and what they mean for the future of the Republican Party. One reason | Read More »
Department by Department: How Government Really Works
Ok, this is another excerpt from Red on Blue that I’m about finished with. It is long and for some it will be boring, but for all of you who really, really want to eliminate government departments, this is your chance to see how they actually work and what you can do to make them work better. The format is kinda sucky but it | Read More »
To President Obama, from an American
Dear Mr. President, As you know, millions of individuals have risen up in the past year to protest your designs on our Health Care system in this country. These individuals, and their complaints, were glossed over by your administration, as you doubled down and committed to passing your legislation, your way, because “Americans want it.” But, Sir, I am an American, and I do not. | Read More »
It’s not the Medium–The METHOD is the Message.
Political argument, represented in political advertising and public statements, is more than simply persuasive words. By its nature it is biased and partisan, promoting one philosophy over all others. To be effective, it must be one-sided, uncompromising, certain of itself, and aimed more at the emotions than at the mind. It must also be repetitive and persistent, never giving an inch. Most important, it must | Read More »