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  • CNN Anchor: ‘Our Rights Do Not Come From God’

    02/12/2015 10:19:21 AM PST · by PROCON · 159 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Feb. 12, 2015 | Curtis Kalin
    During a heated discussion over gay marriage, CNN morning Anchor Chris Cuomo opined that the unalienable rights endowed to all Americans do not come from God. Cuomo was debating Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. Near the end of the back-and-forth and after Moore argued that rights cannot be handed down by men, Cuomo blurted out:“Our rights do not come from God, your honor, and you know that. They come from man... That’s your faith, that’s my faith, but that’s not our country. Our laws come from collective agreement and compromise.”
  • Dallas might seek emergency declaration

    10/15/2014 5:55:19 PM PDT · by knak · 35 replies
    the hill ^ | 10/15/14 | sarah ferris
    Dallas County officials are considering asking Gov. Rick Perry (R) to declare a state of emergency for an area that has reported three cases of Ebola. The county commissioners will meet Thursday afternoon to weigh the option, the Dallas Morning News reported late Wednesday. A state of emergency would activate "appropriate recovery and rehabilitation aspects of all applicable local or interjurisdictional emergency management plans," according to state law. It would also authorize emergency aid and assistance. Governors typically declare a state of emergency after a natural disaster. Perry said Wednesday that he is in daily contact with state health leaders...
  • Declaration of Arms Before Independence

    07/08/2014 6:36:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | July 8, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Most everyone knows about America's 1776 Declaration of Independence. But did you know that on July 6 a year earlier, Congress initiated a Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms? It's true. According to History, on July 6, 1775, just a day after our Founding Fathers issued their Olive Branch Petition to King George III, Congress gave just reason for taking up arms against Great Britain. In the declaration, they wrote they would rather "die freemen rather than to live slaves." Three months earlier, patriot resistance and "the shot heard round the world" had fired off in...
  • On July 4th, remember the Fourth

    07/04/2014 11:13:54 AM PDT · by ancientart · 1 replies
    Aberdeen American News ^ | July 3, 2014 | Art Marmorstein
    On July 3, 1776, John Adams wrote a letter to his wife, Abigail, sharing with her what seemed to him wonderful news. Perhaps the most important decision ever was made by the Second Continental Congress, to declare independence from Great Britain. Such an occasion deserved to be remembered with “solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty.” There would and should be “Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”
  • Declaration of Independence broke down into sentences

    07/04/2014 9:23:15 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 8 replies
    July 4, 2014 | Thomas Jefferson
    To celebrate this Independence Day, I took the Declaration of Independence and broke it down into its sentences. I think it reads much more fluidly, and it shows just how good a writer Jefferson really was. Declaration of Independence [Adopted in Congress 4 July 1776] The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and...
  • A New American Declaration

    07/03/2014 10:54:03 PM PDT · by freebilly · 9 replies
    Vanity | 7/3/2014 | freebilly
    I will not be celebrating the 4th, this year. All freedom loving people should consider July 4th a day of national mourning. 238 years ago a group of men signed the most revolutionary document in the history of the world while pledging to each other their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor "with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence". Pretty remarkable stuff for a group of landowners and attorneys, merchants, ministers and physicians who would without a doubt face death by hanging for treason should their act of rebellion fail. With this in mind, I am...
  • If Only Thomas Jefferson Could Settle the Issue

    07/03/2014 5:35:14 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 39 replies
    NY Times--front page ^ | July 3, 2014 | JENNIFER SCHUESSLER
    A Period Is Questioned in the Declaration of Independence Every Fourth of July, some Americans sit down to read the Declaration of Independence, reacquainting themselves with the nation’s founding charter exactly as it was signed by the Second Continental Congress in 1776. Or almost exactly? A scholar is now saying that the official transcript of the document produced by the National Archives and Records Administration contains a significant error — smack in the middle of the sentence beginning “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” no less. The error, according to Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced...
  • How can it be a state if the central government controls 86% of its land and all of its resources?

    04/22/2014 10:51:05 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 77 replies
    April 22, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Sounds like the very definition of elitism. The elites in Washington DC, most of whom have never set foot in Nevada (outside a casino), controlling what the local citizens can or cannot do on the land within their state boundaries? This is not the way America was intended to be governed. Ever heard of local control? Self-government? States rights? To many of us out here in the West, pursuit of happiness means ranching, farming, logging, mining, drilling, hunting, fishing, or just living in and enjoying God's great outdoors. It's un-American and unconstitutional for unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats in Washington DC to...
  • Ukraine mobilizes after Putin's 'declaration of war'

    03/02/2014 6:17:11 AM PST · by Corporate Democrat · 97 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 2, 2014 | Peter Graff and Alissa de Carbonnel
    (Reuters) - Ukraine mobilized for war on Sunday, after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade, creating the biggest confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cold War. "This is not a threat: this is actually the declaration of war to my country," said Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk, head of a pro-Western government that took power when Russian ally Viktor Yanukovich fled last week. Putin obtained permission from his parliament on Saturday to use military force to protect Russian citizens in Ukraine, spurning Western pleas not intervene. Russian forces have already bloodlessly seized Crimea...
  • Thomas Jefferson--WELL WORTH READING!!!!

    02/18/2014 7:26:42 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 33 replies
    This is amazing history. Be sure to read the quotes in BOLD at the end. Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life and never stopped. At 5, began studying under his cousin's tutor. At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French. At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages. At 16, entered the College of William and Mary. Also could write in Greek with one hand while writing the same in Latin with the other. At 19, studied law for 5 years starting under George Wythe. At 23, started his own law practice. At...
  • The Slavery Party, by Frederick Douglass

    12/09/2013 10:07:43 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 14 replies
    Original Sources | May, 1853 | Frederick Douglass
    The Slavery Party(title reference) The Slavery Party, full text, from a larger untitled speech. May, 1853. MR. PRESIDENT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: The resolution upon which I propose to make a few remarks respects the present condition and the future prospects of the whole colored people of the United States. The subject is a great one, and opens ample scope for thought and feeling. I feel a diffidence in undertaking its consideration for two causes: first, my own incompetence to do it justice; and the second is, the peculiar relation subsisting between me and the audience I am to address. Sir,...
  • Progressive to WHAT?

    11/30/2013 10:04:50 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 24 replies
    Vanity ^ | 11/30/2013 | Dick Bachert
    We simply must refuse to allow libtards to continue their nefarious and dangerous practice of hijacking and twisting our language, the most pernicious example of which is their application of the term “progressive” to themselves. Here's a question for those of you who somehow escaped the government school indoctrination process with your critical thinking skills intact: When these people say “progressive”, to where or to what do they propose to progress? Among America's founding documents is the Declaration of Independence. Because many of you younger readers may not have been exposed to the Declaration in school (or, worse, were exposed...
  • What is the Tea Party really all about?

    08/22/2013 11:40:18 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug 20, 2013 | By Bill Randall
    WAKE FOREST, NC, August 20, 2013 — Many Americans see the Tea Party as a bigoted movement of uneducated white men that caters to big business and the rich. That does not and never has accurately described the Tea Party movement. The Tea Party is not an officially a political party, though there are Tea Parties affiliated with the movement. It has no central leadership. People who identify with the movement do not come just from Republicans or identify only as conservatives. Independents, Democrats and liberals are all represented. It lacks any significant representation only from those who call themselves...
  • A New Birth of American Freedom, Again

    07/08/2013 5:53:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | July 8, 2013 | Star Parker
    A Fourth of July Gallup poll presented an interesting picture about our country. Americans overwhelmingly express pride in being American, yet the division is wide and deep about what being an American means. Eighty-five percent of respondents say they are “extremely” or “very” proud to be an American. Yet, 71 percent say they think the signers of the Declaration of Independence would be “disappointed” how the country has turned out. Only 15 percent of conservatives and 12 percent of Republicans say the signers of the Declaration would be “pleased” with how the country has turned out. But, 41 percent of...
  • America had The Committee of Five, We Get the Gang of 8

    07/06/2013 2:20:29 PM PDT · by Common Constitutionalist
    The Common Constitutionalist ^ | July 4 | the Common Constitutionalist
    WASHINGTON, July 4, 2013 ― Is there more than a passing connection between former 60’s radical turned respected Chicagoan Bill Ayers and President Barack Obama? Do we really care anymore? The question of just how well Chicagoans Barack Obama and Bill Ayers actually knew each other is one that does not seem to rest. Ayers is now a retired professor of education at the University of Illinois-Chicago. In the 1960s he co-founded the anti-Vietnam War Weather Underground group that bombed the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon and other buildings, creating fear through radical domestic terrorism. Read more:
  • Im Congreß, den 4ten July, 1776. Eine Erklärung durch die Repräsentanten der Vereinigten Staaten..

    07/04/2013 9:55:12 PM PDT · by Jeff Winston · 26 replies
    Pennsylvanischer Staatsbote ^ | July 5, 1776 | Constitutional Convention (translated)
    I was wondering what the newspaper coverage was when the Declaration of Independence was signed. They DID have newspapers in those days! I think the initial reaction was simply to print the Declaration in its entirety. The first newspaper to do so seems to have been the Pennsylvanischer Staatsbote, which printed the Declaration (in German translation) the next day, July 5, 1776. Below is an image of that printing. I would be interested to see other early coverage of the fact that Independence had been declared.
  • IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776

    07/04/2013 7:28:37 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 60 replies
    The declaration of Independence ^ | July 4, 1776 | Good men
    IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that...
  • Fact or Fiction? - The Tragic Fates of the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence

    07/01/2013 7:38:02 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | July 1, 2013
    You may have received an email that details the tragic fates of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence. I myself have received that email many times over the years. It's been in circulation since at least 1999. For reference, a copy of but one version of that email is shown at the end of this message. The question: is it fact or fiction? The answer: it's a bit of both, but it's mostly fiction. Here are some sites debunking that email: Here is a version of that email: The Price They Paid Have you...
  • Allen West: We will not be ruled by arrogance and edict

    07/01/2013 12:55:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 41 replies
    Allen West facebook page ^ | June 30, 2013 | Allen West
    This week we’ll celebrate the 237th anniversary of our independence. But are we a free people? SCOTUS made an ill-conceived ruling believing the choice of sexual behavior should trump the peoples’s referendum. We are free to love anyone or anything we desire in America, but that does not correlate to rights beyond the unalienable ones Jefferson articulated 237 years ago. In California we have a state-funded grant for the Los Angeles Unified School District to abuse the concept of public education by turning public schools into indoctrination factories, forcing children to spout the joys of Obamacare. The district listed as...
  • Today in History,June 23rd 1776,Final draft of The Declaration of Independence submitted to Congress

    06/23/2013 1:28:25 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 8 replies
    National Archives and Records Administration ^ | 6/23/2013 | National Archives and Records Administration
    The Declaration of Independence: A History Nations come into being in many ways. Military rebellion, civil strife, acts of heroism, acts of treachery, a thousand greater and lesser clashes between defenders of the old order and supporters of the new--all these occurrences and more have marked the emergences of new nations, large and small. The birth of our own nation included them all. That birth was unique, not only in the immensity of its later impact on the course of world history and the growth of democracy, but also because so many of the threads in our national history run...
  • A Modern American Declaration of Liberty

    06/12/2013 9:49:23 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 28 replies
    A Modern American Delcaration of Liberty ^ | June 12, 2013 | Jeff Head
    A MODERN AMERICAN DELCARATION OF LIBERTY In establishing this Republic, our forefathers taught that man made institutions have no authority to grant or deny that which has been endowed upon us by God. They taught that unalienable rights are thus given to mankind by God, the Creator, and that governments exist not to grant or deny these rights, but to protect them. They stated that it becomes necessary in the course of human events from time to time for a people to dissolve themselves from the political bonds that hold them. They recognized and warned that a overburdensome central government...
  • A New American Declaration of Independence

    06/11/2013 10:25:21 PM PDT · by freebilly · 31 replies
    Vanity | 6/11/2013 | Freebilly
    A new American Declaration (Part 1)-- We were all equally created free men with innumerable opportunities granted us by our Creator, Nature, or The Universe to freely pursue our passions for Life, Prosperity, Joy and unfettered Liberty-- The Natural Irrevocable Rights of Sovereign Individuals. To protect and preserve our Freedoms, Governments are created for our use and owe their legitimacy to Natural Law and the voluntary and revocable assent of sovereign people to be governed for their mutual security of their Liberty and Rights. Whenever Government fails to protect our Rights, seeks to revoke, curtail, limit or exchange the sovereignty...
  • The Origins of Our American Creed

    02/05/2013 5:08:48 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    Real Clear History ^ | February 5th 2013 | Brian Vanyo
    In his second inaugural address, Barack Obama challenged us to live out the meaning of our creed as stated in the Declaration of Independence. But he then redefined those ideals to suit his political aims. Change is necessary, he said, because “when times change, so must we.” To preserve liberty, we must defend our principles, not change them. And doing so requires an understanding of their origin. To truly live out the meaning of our creed, we must first recognize what defined our founding as a nation. So let us objectively look at that beginning. Colonial America was never home...
  • Bill Whittle Declaration Entertainment

    01/30/2013 2:37:02 PM PST · by Kolath · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/10/2013 | Bill Whittle
    Bill Whittle explaining the war on American culture through film and media.
  • Historical Parallels to 1775

    12/16/2012 8:44:32 AM PST · by rightjb · 10 replies ^ | 12-16-12 | Politijim
    A friend found this posted on Facebook.  I have sensed that we are nearing a time when a majority of patriotic, liberty-loving, God-fearing Americans say, "Enough is enough."  Certainly this person is already there.  Let me know your thoughts: Historical ParallelsWhat the Founding Fathers DidWhat we should start doing--NOW ThenTotally corrupt monarchy, parliament and courtsStamp Act to suppress communication between the coloniesOppressive taxes to drive colonies to their kneesMandatory quartering of British soldiers in private homesAttempts to seize guns and ammo from the colonial militias (Lexington & Concord)Attempt to divide rebels from the loyalists TodayTotally corrupt White House, congress and...
  • Louisiana Petitions to Leave Union

    11/09/2012 7:45:23 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 89 replies
    As the founding fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776: "When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation." "...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from...
  • Was America Founded As A Christian Nation?

    09/25/2012 7:24:27 PM PDT · by billflax · 103 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/25/2012 | Bill Flax
    Few matters ignite more controversy than America’s Christian roots. The issue reverberates anew this electoral season where the faiths of both major candidates have been questioned. Religion imbues politics. The battle over America’s beginnings muddles wishful hero worship with efforts to commandeer America’s past so to steer her future. The most vocal proponents of Christian America and their counterparts advocating a completely secular state necessarily cherry-pick data to prove exaggerations while discarding inconvenient details. By transforming our Forefathers into faithful servants of Christ the Religious Right risks compromising the biblical message. Baptist theologian Al Mohler warns advocates of Christian America...
  • New Declaration of Independence

    09/21/2012 2:24:28 PM PDT · by TomB779 · 7 replies
    9/21/2012 | Tom Bryant
    IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012. The majority Declaration of the Citizens of the United States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for a the freedom loving citizens of a nation to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with their elected President, and to renounce among the powers of the earth, the authority to which said President is entitled, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to their action. We hold these truths to continue to be self-evident,...
  • 'Happy white peoples' Independence Day': How Left-wing celebrities belittled Fourth of July.

    07/05/2012 7:13:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 4, 2012 | Staff
    Twitter was filled with patriotic declarations, pictures of fireworks and descriptions of highly-caloric barbeques on the Fourth of July. For a few celebrities, however, the day served only as a reminder of past injustices. Comedian Chris Rock, followed by actors Don Cheadle and Zach Braff, brought the unsaid racial tensions of the country to the front burner by reminding his followers that slavery continued for many years after the Declaration of Independence was signed.
  • How to Celebrate the 4th of July - Read the Declaration

    07/04/2012 3:20:25 PM PDT · by GVnana · 12 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | 7/4/2012 | Our Founders
    On July 4, Americans gather to celebrate our nation’s Independence at family gatherings, backyard barbecues, and firework displays. Often we do this without thinking of the meaning of this uniquely American holiday. For too long – from our classrooms to the halls of Congress - our Founders, the Declaration, and our Constitution have been forgotten or even willfully ignored. But 2012 must be different. This year, join with Hillsdale College in a simple – yet powerful – symbol of support for the principles of liberty. This 4th of July, Hillsdale College wants you to join with your friends, family, and...
  • Atheists Lie About the Declaration of Independence

    07/04/2012 10:06:33 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 21 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | July 4, 2012 | JP
    Atheists are determined to rewrite American history to further their ungodly purposes. Consider the “Freethought of the Day,” published on this Fourth of July by the so-called Freedom from Religion Foundation, which is based in Madison, Wisconsin, which describes itself as the nation’s largest association of “freethinkers,” including atheists, agnostics and skeptics: “On this date in 1776,” reads the atheist Freethought, “Thomas Jefferson’s ‘Declaration of Independence was adopted… Its secular purpose was ‘to dissolve the political bands,’ and it inaugurated the anti-biblical idea that ‘governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Finally,...
  • A Reminder That the Declaration Has Been Upgraded (Vanity)

    07/04/2012 10:04:20 AM PDT · by dagogo redux · 5 replies
    Not Sure | 7/4/12 | dagogo redux
    Declaration of Dependence When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for One Man to create political bands which shall bind a people unto himself, and to assume among the powers of the Earth, the separate and more equal station to which the Laws of Alinsky and of Alinsky's god Lucifer entitles him, a decent self-respect and care for the opinions of posterity requires that he should declare the methods which impel him to the Throne. I hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, but that I am more Equal than others; that...
  • Americans Still Agree With Declaration of Independence (Only 70%)

    07/04/2012 9:11:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | July 2, 2012 | Staff
    With Independence Day just around the corner, most Americans still strongly agree with the central tenets of the document that declared the nation's independence from Great Britain 236 years ago. The Declaration of Independence, ratified by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, asserts that “governments derive their only just powers from the consent of the governed.” A new Rasmussen Reports national survey finds that 70% of American Adults agree with that statement, up from 66% last year and up from 56% in 2008. Just 13% now disagree with this assertion, but 17% are undecided.
  • Read the Declaration of Independence to Your Children & Grandchildren

    07/04/2012 5:27:00 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-4-2012 | MOTUS
    “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it…” ...Please read the whole thing. Read it to your children, to your grandchildren, the neighbor’s children. They need to know. God knows, they will not learn about it in school any more - probably because His name is invoked with such reckless abandon therein, with no concern whatsoever for the separation of church and state...
  • Fourth of July: We Still Hold Those Truths Because They Hold Us and Our Future

    07/03/2012 4:09:51 PM PDT · by tcg · 5 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 7/3/12 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ..."We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights - that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men." The principles of that Declaration have informed our history and inspired our neighbors in other parts of the world to stand up against all forms of tyranny. As we reflect upon the text we should remember that our forebears were not declaring their independence from Divine Providence. Rather, they were trusting in the Governance...
  • Res Publica (A solid conservative reboot)

    04/17/2012 5:20:28 PM PDT · by HMS Surprise · 2 replies
    tea party tribune ^ | 4/17/12 | jim funkhouser
    A guilty pleasure, that I surrender to occasionally, involves quizzing my fellow conservative compatriots about the core historical knowledge that is often taken for granted. Long before the Tea Party came along there was a burgeoning conservative movement in America that sought to rediscover and recover ancient principles and ideals of man’s relationship with government. From Goldwater to Reagan, Limbaugh to Levin, and talk radio to the limitless font of internet information, historical truth is making a comeback. Let’s start at the beginning. Before Caesar came the Republic. Res Publica, correctly translated, means “the public thing.” In a Republic the...
  • Res Publica (The perfect apolitical article to give your lib friends.)

    04/17/2012 4:24:17 PM PDT · by HMS Surprise · 5 replies
    tea party tribune ^ | 4/17/12 | jim funkhouser
    A guilty pleasure, that I surrender to occasionally, involves quizzing my fellow conservative compatriots about the core historical knowledge that is often taken for granted. Long before the Tea Party came along there was a burgeoning conservative movement in America that sought to rediscover and recover ancient principles and ideals of man’s relationship with government. From Goldwater to Reagan, Limbaugh to Levin, and talk radio to the limitless font of internet information, historical truth is making a comeback. Let’s start at the beginning. Before Caesar came the Republic. Res Publica, correctly translated, means “the public thing.” In a Republic the...
  • What did the Declaration of Independence Establish

    04/15/2012 5:31:13 AM PDT · by mek1959 · 315 replies
    The Founders Revolution ^ | April 13, 2012 | Scott Strzelczyk
    This Friday, April 13th is the birth day of Thomas Jefferson. In recognition of his birthday I thought we’d revisit the meaning of the Declaration of Independence. On the surface the meaning of the Declaration may be self-evident, but the true meaning of many of the sentences and phrases escapes most people. The Declaration of Independence stated to the world that the thirteen colonies were separating from Great Britain. In other words the colonies were seceding from Britain. The first paragraph says “When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands...
  • Pelosi: Healthcare law guarantees 'life, liberty, pursuit of happiness'

    03/22/2012 1:17:14 PM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | March 21, 2012 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday evening that the 2010 healthcare law, which prompted complaints from conservatives that Democrats far exceeded their constitutional authority, actually helps people meet the goal outlined in the Declaration of Independence, which promotes mankind's rights to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Speaking on the House floor, Pelosi called on her colleagues to remember "what our founders put forth in our founding documents, which is life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And that is exactly what the Affordable Care Act helps to guarantee."
  • Theodore Roosevelt absolutely hated the principles of the Founding Fathers

    03/09/2012 8:28:13 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 25 replies
    Not long ago I made an entry titled "Woodrow Wilson absolutely hated the principles of the Founding Fathers", well, I am no fan of any progressive. They are all dangerous to me. So Wilson attacks the founding and I'm going to call it as it is. The same is said for Roosevelt. Progressivism is America's cancer and it's not just in one party. I came across an article on The Heritage Foundation titled "Progressivism: Still Dangerous After All These Years, which is primarily about Roosevelt. In it, they highlight one of the things that came out of Roosevelt's pie hole:(Direct...
  • Gingrich: 'I Pledge to You My Life, My Fortune, My Sacred Honor'

    02/01/2012 8:36:09 AM PST · by newgeezer · 132 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, 01 Feb 2012 09:59 AM | Henry J. Reske
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich invoked the spirit of the Founding Fathers by paraphrasing the Declaration of Independence in his speech to supporters following his second-place finish in the Florida Republican presidential primary. Gingrich, a trained historian and author, began his 15-minute speech by noting President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the first national military cemetery when he spoke of “government of the people, by the people, for the people." “And we’re going to have people power to defeat money power in the next six months,” he said in a reference to Florida victor Mitt Romney,...
  • The Declaration of Independence beautifies (and beatifies)the Constitution

    12/17/2011 9:58:01 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/17/2011 | Jerry Todd
    On September 17, 2010 President Barack Obama spoke to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 33rd Annual Award Gala. During his speech – reading from a teleprompter – he quoted from the Declaration of Independence. Here is what he said: “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, endowed with certain unalienable rights, life and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Perhaps his teleprompter or his brain just can’t handle the phrase “endowed by our Creator!” The Declaration of Independence defines the Constitution philosophically and spiritually, therefore in Beauty and its Author. “Progressives” have argued...
  • IHMO – A non-medical diagnosis of OWS protestors

    11/09/2011 3:40:27 PM PST · by Chris in VA · 1 replies
    IMHO -- In My Honest Opinion ^ | 11/9/11 | averagedad1
    In an earlier post, I mentioned that the OWS movement put out their Declaration of New York City online for the entire world to read. Well, guess what, I read it. (And using their childish logic, I should sue them for the three minutes of my life I wasted doing so.) Their “symptoms” are as follows: 1.They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage. 2.They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses. 3.They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the...
  • Declaration of Independence Was 'Illegal,' Grounds for Treason, British Lawyers Say

    11/06/2011 6:42:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 117 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/20/11
    Declaration of Independence Was 'Illegal,' Grounds for Treason, British Lawyers SayPublished October 20, 2011 | The Declaration of Independence was “illegal” and “treasonable,” according to a team of British lawyers, the BBC reports. The assertion was made at a debate in Philadelphia between British and American lawyers over the legitimacy of the United States of America. At the debate, pitting British barristers against American attorneys, lawyers for the former colonial power argued that America’s Declaration of Independence in 1776 “was not only illegal, but actually treasonable,” according to the BBC. The lawyers representing the British team decided that the...
  • On shooting from the rooftops: Who plays with rhetoric that reflects lunacy?

    09/24/2011 5:56:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 47 replies
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | 24 September, 2011 | Dan O'Neill
    “When all else fails … vote from the rooftops.” That’s how a T-shirt logo advertising Michael Dukes’ radio show reads. What can that statement, in blood-red lettering over a black background and paired with the image of an assault rifle, possibly mean except that people who aren’t satisfied with election results should use an assault rifle to take matters into their own hands. That they should climb to the top of a building and start killing people? It is, of course, a despicable logo. Most people, conservative to liberal, get that. Just this month, an AK47 owner blasted 11 folks...
  • IDF’s ‘Skunk’ to Go Aerial to Prevent Violence

    09/20/2011 2:13:58 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/9/11 | Maayana Miskin
    As part of its preparations for possible mass riots among Judea and Samaria Arabs, the IDF is taking one of its more effective riot control methods and helping it go airborne. The “Skunk” crowd control substance can now be sprayed on violent mobs from above. By bringing the Skunk to the skies, the IDF is hoping that mobs that attempt to storm Jewish communities or IDF checkpoints can be turned back before coming within weapons range of their target, thus averting violence. The Air Force has already conducted a successful practice run, which it termed “Flying Skunk.” The Skunk went...
  • Bibi: UN Statehood for PA is Like Declaring the World is Flat

    09/02/2011 6:59:24 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/9/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    If the UN declares the PA to be a state, it might as well decide the world is flat, Netanyahu says. Regardless, US can block the move with veto. .....
  • Have Liberals Missed The Point Of Our Declaration of Independence?

    07/05/2011 4:37:02 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-5-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Or are they teenage boys raging with hormones, like E.J. Dionne, that are willing to say anything to get into some panties? (with shows like Glee out there I'll throw libs a bone and not assign any pronouns to said panties) ...our friends in the Tea Party have offered a helpful clue by naming their movement in honor of the 1773 revolt against tea taxes on that momentous night in Boston Harbor.Whether they intend it or not, their name suggests they believe that the current elected government in Washington is as illegitimate as was a distant, unelected monarchy. It implies something...
  • Celebration And Remembrance, Or Just Celebration? What Our Founding Fathers Really Said…

    07/04/2011 1:43:42 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 28 replies ^ | July 4, 2011 | Juda Myers
    As we celebrate our country’s beginnings how many of us truly remember and celebrate true beginnings? How many even care? Looking back on the formation of the United States of America we attribute her conception to the “founding fathers.” How soon do we forget what our own fathers have told us as we grow up and start a life for ourselves. So it’s no wonder that the majority of Americans can’t even name our founding fathers even less know what they thought.  When we don’t remember our history we are sure to have a sketchy future. Foundations are important. No...
  • Declaration of Admiration - (Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston)

    07/04/2011 8:03:07 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 2 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 1, 2011 | Quin Hillyer
    As much as the American book-buying public has shown deep interest in the superstars of the nation's founding period, too little attention has been paid to some of the other legislative workhorses and statesmen of the period, and too few lessons thus learned from their examples. As we celebrate Independence Day on Monday, we should move beyond the famous Jefferson-Adams-Franklin troika, in order to marvel at the great decades of public service of the two other members of the committee charged with drafting the Declaration of Independence. Those two were Roger Sherman of Connecticut and Robert R. Livingston of New...