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  • The Free Speech Tax at UNC-Gomorrah

    10/16/2017 5:31:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2017 | Mike Adams
    The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) has long been a cesspool of moral rot and corruption. My longtime readers will recall that the first speech I ever gave on a college campus was at UNCG in 2004. The university had just spent $3,000 the night before to fund a speech by a porn star that referred to herself as the “Queen of Anal Sex” (I promise I am not making this up). But they refused to fund my speech on the First Amendment because it was “too offensive.” To cap it off, UNCG told the College Republicans (CRs)...
  • Is ‘Classical Liberalism’ Conservative?

    10/15/2017 3:19:21 PM PDT · by TBP · 28 replies
    Lux Libertas ^ | October 13, 2017 | Yoram Hazony
    American conservatism is having something of an identity crisis. Most conservatives supported Donald Trump last November. But many prominent conservative intellectuals—journalists, academics and think-tank personalities—have entrenched themselves in bitter opposition. Some have left the Republican Party, while others are waging guerrilla warfare against a Republican administration. Longtime friendships have been ended and resignations tendered. Talk of establishing a new political party alternates with declarations that Mr. Trump will be denied the GOP nomination in 2020. Those in the “Never Trump” camp say the cause of the split is the president—that he’s mentally unstable, morally unspeakable, a leftist populist, a rightist...
  • How Much Homogeneity Does Society Need?

    10/15/2017 3:01:04 PM PDT · by TBP · 46 replies
    The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) ^ | October 15, 2017 | Jeffrey A. Tucker
    t feels strange writing about this topic, some 25 years after I had it completely settled in my mind. But nothing is ever really settled, I suppose. The claim that I had long ago concluded was a basic historical and economic fallacy is back in a big way. The claim is that society needs homogeneity to be orderly and free. It is a core claim of the alt-right and its sympathizers (and, in a different way, of the alt-left). It is what leads them to reject freedom as a path forward and embrace state control of demographics. It’s completely wrong....
  • Trump: 'We Are Stopping Cold the Attacks on Judeo-Christian Values'

    10/14/2017 12:02:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/13/2017 | BY DEBRA HEINE
    President Donald Trump told a gathering of pumped-up Christian conservatives on Friday that he’s keeping his promise to stop government intrusion into people’s faiths and return the country to more traditional values. “In America, we don’t worship government, we worship God,” Trump declared to a cheering crowd at the Values Voters Summit in Washington. "How times have changed," he added, " but you know what? Now they are changing back again, just remember that." Trump, the first sitting president to address the Values Voter Summit, cited the promises he's fulfilled, including the revocation of the Johnson Amendment, which prohibited religious...
  • An island of conservatives in a sea of liberals

    10/13/2017 10:57:03 AM PDT · by Republic Rocker · 12 replies
    Palo Alto Online ^ | Oct 13 2017
    When Palo Alto High School sophomore Jackson Druker wore his red "Make America Great Again" hat to school last year, he said he was bullied, harassed and even physically assaulted. Students took his hat and stepped on it. Others cursed at him. One student punched him in the back of his head, he said. Another told him "I literally want to shoot you right now if you don't take off that hat," he said during a class presentation on the experience. Druker's account with online schoolwork-management system Schoology was hacked and his contact information changed to hillaryclintonlover3@gmail.com, he said.
  • Vanity: I am no longer a conservative.

    10/10/2017 10:28:24 AM PDT · by Sparticus · 41 replies
    sparticus
    From now on, I'm no longer going to call myself a conservative. I am a proud "Normal"! Words have power and we've allowed the left to define terms of the debate for too long. By calling myself a "Normal", I'm declaring that the left, the sexual anarchists, the communists and all their ilk are "not normals". The right lost the marriage debate when we allowed the left to frame the argument in terms of "marriage equality." Time to change the debate.
  • Conservative, Inc., Is Being Replaced By Us Militant NormalsConservative, Inc.,

    09/25/2017 4:44:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    I guess now we’re not supposed to be fighting culture wars anymore – man, it’s so hard to keep up with these ever-changing new rules! I’m old enough to remember way back to 2016, before Trump got nominated, and I could have sworn Conservative Inc., was gung-ho for the whole culture war thing. But then Trump actually fought it, taking on the big, soft target that is the spoiled, semi-literate athletes who like to rub their contempt for the flag we love in our faces in the guise of woke wokedness. Now we suddenly discover that fighting back is horribly...
  • Why Would Any Conservative Watch Late-Night TV?

    09/16/2017 3:11:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/16/2017 | Christian Toto
    Once upon a time Red State types were just like their Blue State brethren. They settled in for the night by watching Jay, Conan, Dave, or Jimmy. A few monologue jokes later, and they were off to dreamland with a grin on their faces. That was then, and by "then" we mean roughly five years ago. Today, some of the late-night faces have changed. Jay became Jimmy (Fallon). Dave gave way to Stephen (Colbert). And new talent like Trevor Noah, Jim Jefferies, and Chelsea Handler entered the arena. The entire tenor of late night changed, too. What was once a...
  • The Ten Conservative Principles (by Russell Kirk, 1986)

    09/02/2017 12:20:02 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 24 replies
    Being neither a religion nor an ideology, the body of opinion termed conservatism possesses no Holy Writ and no Das Kapital to provide dogmata. So far as it is possible to determine what conservatives believe, the first principles of the conservative persuasion are derived from what leading conservative writers and public men have professed during the past two centuries. After some introductory remarks on this general theme, I will proceed to list ten such conservative principles. Perhaps it would be well, most of the time, to use this word “conservative” as an adjective chiefly. For there exists no Model Conservative,...
  • Replacing the Republican Party

    08/20/2017 5:29:41 PM PDT · by Mafe · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 20, 2017 | Angelo M. Codevilla
    Having refused to repeal Obamacare, the Republican Party is dead, as was the Whig Party in 1854 after it colluded in the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act which opened these territories to slavery. Republican majorities in both Houses of Congress as well as control of legislatures and governorships in 26 states veil the fact that, in 2017, there are no longer reasons to vote Republican any more than there were to vote Whig after 1854. The Republican Party’s successes in recent electoral cycles were due to the American people’s desire not to be governed by a ruling class, headed by...
  • Trump again blames 'many sides' in Charlottesville violence [Right on.]

    08/15/2017 3:41:42 PM PDT · by familyop · 48 replies
    UPI ^ | 15AUG17 | Allen Cone
    Aug. 15 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his initial response that "many sides" were involved in the violent confrontation between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va. "You had a group on one side that was mad, and you had a group on the other side that was violent," Trump told reports at Trump Tower in New York. "Nobody wants to say that, but I'll say that." He noted it was a "fine statement" Saturday even though Republicans and Democrats criticized him for not specifically condemning those who staged the demonstration in the city. Trump said he...
  • Carly Fiorina On The Future Of The United States

    08/13/2017 1:38:58 PM PDT · by ChessExpert · 39 replies
    Uncommon Knowledge, Hoover Institution ^ | May 11th, 2017 | Interview
    Well, first, when I announced my candidacy for the presidency, I reminded people that Gallup has been asking a very specific question to the American people for decades, do you think the federal government is incompetent, and corrupt? 80% of the American people say yes. 80% of us think the federal government's incompetent and corrupt, which means that Republicans, Democrats, independents, we all kind of agree on that. Well, if you think you want more incompetent, corrupt government, then please, vote for Hillary Clinton, because clearly that's what she would've brought, more. More politics, more corruption, more big government, more...
  • The Francification of America: The American Le Pen and the French-style Realignment

    08/10/2017 12:16:22 PM PDT · by Mafe · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | August 10, 2017 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    To say that Donald Trump is a kind of American version of Jean-Marie and Marine Le Pen, the French populist leaders, has become a bit of a cliché. What is more interesting is what it means for where America is headed. But first, let us rehearse the case for Trump being the American Le Pen. We can check off the list. There is the rhetoric: the over-the-top nationalism (Trump calls for “America First,” Marine Le Pen’s consigliere wants to rebrand her National Front party as “The Patriots”), the xenophobia, as distinguished from sensible immigration restrictionism, complete with not-so-naked ethnic appeals...
  • Anti-Trumpers Need To Fire On The Real Enemy Instead Of On Conservatives

    08/10/2017 6:50:20 AM PDT · by libstripper · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Aug. 9, 2017 | D. C. Mcllister
    We hoped they would go away after the election. We hoped they would stop their whining and grandstanding once Donald Trump took office. We hoped they would accept defeat and embrace our Republican president, that they would hold him accountable regarding policy and support any effort to right the ship that has been lurching toward the brink for decades.
  • The REAL reason for GOP hypocrisy

    07/20/2017 7:43:29 AM PDT · by 198ml · 23 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 7/20/17 | Jeff Lord
    So, when it was impossible to repeal or replace or do anything about Obamacare because President Obama was in the Oval Office with his veto pen?  As the Daily Caller noted here: “Forty-eight current Republican senators supported the 2015 Obamacare repeal bill, including Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia.”  Then? Then the unexpected, as explained here by Republican Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey recently. The headline: “Sen. Pat Toomey on health care delay: I didn't think Trump would win presidency.” The story saying, in part, this: “‘I didn't expect Donald Trump to win. I think most of my...
  • Even the intellectual left is drawn to conspiracy theories about the right. Resist them.

    07/14/2017 4:35:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Vox ^ | July 14, 2017 | Henry Farrell and Steven Teles
    It’s always hard in politics for people to take their opponents’ views seriously, but it has become ever harder in Trump’s America. People are more engaged with politics, but only because they want to beat the other side, not understand it. This means scholars have a greater responsibility than ever to help ordinary citizens understand how the people with whom they disagree think, and what their political opponents are actually doing. Most scholars get this. For example, political scientists and historians, who tend to range from the political center to the left wing, have written extensively about the origins and...
  • Vanity - Trump's Conservatism

    07/03/2017 9:34:17 AM PDT · by Moe-Patrick · 17 replies
    Self | 7/3/17 | Self
    It seems that Trump's actions are more conservative than those of actual Conservatives. Cutting cost, de-regulations, asking for an ACA repeal, shrinking EPA, supporting Christiananity, helping vets, backing the military, addressing illegals and sanctuary cities, investigating voter fraud, budget cuts, cutting waste and fraud, calling out propaganda media, etc. And yet, the so-called conservatives that fought for Obamacare repeal every election don't have the courage to do that now. Nor do they publicly back Trump. Who's the real conservative here? I prefer Trumps conservative actions over any conservative mouth piece. For the hand wringers and pearl clutchers, Trump is fighting...
  • Jeanine Pirro: Opening Statement [It's back to business as usual for GOPe]

    06/17/2017 7:33:10 PM PDT · by AndyJackson · 94 replies
    Twitter: Fox News ^ | 6/17/2017 | Jeanine Pirro
    Summary - Judge Jeanine asks where is GOPe on defending Trump. They are not interested because, for them, getting rid of Trump is a return to business as usual. Hillary as President would have been no problem. Trump is. They think they can get rid of Trump and by the 2018 election everything will be fine
  • The Democrats’ Leftward March

    06/13/2017 11:55:35 AM PDT · by Mafe · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | June 13, 2017 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Both victory and defeat have been radicalizing experiences for the Democratic party during this century. Democrats moved left after losing to George W. Bush; they moved farther left after winning with Barack Obama; and now they seem to be moving farther left still under President Donald Trump. The cumulative effect of all this movement has been to put the party well to the left of where it was during Bill Clinton’s administration. Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign felt it necessary to disavow many of her husband’s old stances, and some of her own. President Clinton signed a tough-on-crime bill; Hillary Clinton...
  • Yes, Virginia (Dare) There Is a Cultural Marxism–And It’s Taking Over Conservatism Inc.

    06/08/2017 6:00:20 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 8 replies
    Asia Cruise News ^ | May 22, 2017 | Paul Gottfried
    The most recent of incident of Cultural Marxist commissars refusing to admit that dissidents are to be treated as fellow citizens is the crazed female professor who accosted the NPI’s Richard Spencer while he was exercising at a Alexandria gym. She, recognizing him from coverage of the election campaign, started haranguing him and calling him a “Nazi.” Instead of having her ejected for this behavior, the gym’s management terminated Spencer’s membership. [Georgetown professor confronts white nationalist Richard Spencer at the gym — which terminates his membership, By Faiz Siddiqui May 21, 2017] Back in 2011 VDARE posted a commentary of...