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  • Former VP Al Gore: Trump trying to 'put his knee on the neck of democracy'

    08/25/2020 1:40:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 52 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/8/20 | Al Gore
    Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore has accused President Donald Trump of trying to “put his knee on the neck of democracy” by undermining mail-in voting and sowing doubts, without evidence, about the integrity of the upcoming election, Reuters reports. “He seems to have no compunctions at all about trying to rip apart the social fabric and the political equilibrium of the American people, and he’s strategically planting doubts in advance,” Gore said...
  • Christianity is the foundation for Western Society!

    08/25/2020 5:54:02 AM PDT · by Teleios Research · 8 replies
    Teleios ^ | Teleios
    Teleios examined the histories of European tribes in the early Middle Ages, from 300 years before to 300 years after conversion to Nicaean Christianity. We found marked statistical improvements in tribal society in each measure following conversion to Christianity. Tribes were changed into an identifiable state with borders and demonstrated an organized national defense with generally humane treatment of prisoners. Diplomacy efforts and economic trade between states became common. In addition, there was commonly a secular or church-based bureaucracy to help administrate the kingdom. Public works and public help projects commonly were established. In summary, following Christianization tribal-based populations developed...
  • Eric Holder: ‘Our Democracy Is on the Ballot This November’

    08/19/2020 5:56:15 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/18/2020 | Jeff Poor
    Tuesday on MSNBC’s “All In,” former Attorney General Eric Holder urged viewers to “wake up” as it pertained to President Donald Trump’s threat to “our democracy.” According to Holder, Trump’s threat to American democracy involves interacting with Russia, gerrymandering, the U.S. Postal Service and the “purging of voters.”
  • Gore: Trump ‘Putting His Knee on the Neck of American Democracy’ by Tampering with Postal Service

    08/17/2020 12:03:31 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/17/2020 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN, former Vice President Al Gore accused President Donald Trump of “putting his knee on the neck of American democracy” with his appointee Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s overhaul of the U.S. Postal Service. Gore said, “On the postal service if I could say what I wanted to say about that, think he’s kind of panicked that the announcement of Kamala Harris went off — it was 10 out of 10. It was amazing. And he went to that stupid, ridiculous false birther thing right away and had to take it back. And post office, this is an act...
  • Constitutional Republic vs. Pure Democracy: How the U.S. Election Process Has Changed

    08/11/2020 10:37:04 AM PDT · by ammodotcom · 8 replies ^ | 8/11/2020 | Sam Jacobs
    Conservatives are generally quick to point out that America is a republic, not a democracy. But what really is the difference, and are they even right? Voting in America has changed considerably since the days of our founding. Back then, the government didn’t even print official ballots. Instead, you got ballots from the candidate who wanted your support. Sometimes voting took place in public, so everyone knew who you voted for. And, of course, the franchise was largely restricted to white, male property owners. Now, anyone who turns 18 can vote. And the Democratic Party wants to increase ballot access...
  • Tocqueville: on Christianity in America, Islam in Algeria, & the "despotism" of an "all powerful government" when citizens "debase" their souls with "vulgar pleasures"

    08/02/2020 4:00:11 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 29, 2020 | Bill Federer
    Alexis de Tocqueville was born JULY 29, 1805. A French social scientist, he traveled the United States in 1831, and wrote a two-part work, Democracy in America (1835; 1840), which has been described as: "the most comprehensive and penetrating analysis of the relationship between character and society in America that has ever been written." In it, Tocqueville wrote: "Upon my arrival in the United States the religious aspect of the country was the first thing that struck my attention; and the longer I stayed there, the more I perceived the great political consequences resulting from this new state of things,...
  • Socialism/Communism v Democracy/Capitalism: Korean War "Freedom is Not Free"

    08/02/2020 3:31:53 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 27, 2020 | Bill Federer
    "FREEDOM IS NOT FREE" is the inscription on the Korean War Memoria l in Washington, D.C. The Korean War started June 25, 1950. Communist North Korea invaded South Korea, killing thousands. Outnumbered South Korean and American troops, as part of a U.N. police action, fought courageously against the Communist Chinese and North Korean troops, who were supplied with arms and MIG fighters from the Soviet Union. Five-star General Douglas MacArthur was Supreme U.N. Commander, leading the United Nations Command from 1950 to 1951. MacArthur made a daring landing of troops at Inchon, deep behind North Korean lines, and recaptured the...
  • Democrats Claim Stopping Two Months Of Portland Rioting Is An ‘Attack On Democracy’

    07/21/2020 8:56:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 07.21.2020 | Elizabeth Vaughn
    Leftist gaslighting over the deployment of federal agents to address months of nightly riots in the city of Portland, Oregon has reached epic proportions. The New York Times published an article on Friday entitled “Federal Agents Unleash Militarized Crackdown on Portland.” It begins: Federal agents dressed in camouflage and tactical gear have taken to the streets of Portland, unleashing tear gas, bloodying protesters and pulling some people into unmarked vans in what Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon has called ‘a blatant abuse of power.’ The extraordinary use of federal force in recent days, billed as an attempt to tamp down...
  • NAACP president calls Facebook a 'threat to democracy,' says ad boycott isn't dying down soon

    07/12/2020 3:34:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    ABC 'News' ^ | 7/10/20 | Catherine Thorbecke
    Derrick Johnson, the president of the NAACP and one of the leaders of the ongoing Facebook ad boycott, called the social media giant a "threat to democracy" and said that they won't back down until the platform is safe for everyone. "Facebook is allowing their platform to be used as a gathering point to meet, recruit and plan out harm against communities," Johnson told ABC News. "They've also allowed their platform to be manipulated by a foreign nation and domestic actors to suppress and subvert our voting process and democracy." "That is a clear and present danger to our democracy,"...
  • Christianity - Good for past, present and future societies!

    07/02/2020 7:29:50 AM PDT · by Teleios Research · 1 replies
    Teleios ^ | Teleios
    Christianity is the foundation of Western Society. However, many in political and academic arenas deny the historical and current benefits of Christianity. We recently examined the histories of European tribes in the early Middle Ages, from 300 years before to 300 years after conversion to Christianity. Our analysis discovered marked statistical improvements in tribal society measures following conversion to Christianity. Following Christianization, tribal-based populations developed more organized, peaceful, compassionate, and just societies. These early medieval countries, while underdeveloped by today’s standards, laid the groundwork for the constitutional democracies that many enjoy today which provide for economic advancement and judicial fairness...
  • The Daily Show: Democracy in the United States has failed. And America knows that when a country needs democracy, you invade it. That's why we're calling on Canada to invade the United States and restore democracy.

    06/12/2020 9:04:26 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 11, 2020 | The Daily Show
    Democracy in the United States has failed. And America knows that when a country needs democracy, you invade it. That's why we're calling on Canada to invade the United States and restore democracy. Sign the petition:
  • Governments Around The World Decry Beijing’s Move to Tighten Grip Over Hong Kong

    05/22/2020 5:31:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/22/2020 | Cathy He
    Governments around the world have decried the Chinese regime’s proposed national security law for Hong Kong, a move seen as a major blow to the city’s autonomy. The UK, Australia, and Canada in a joint statement on Friday said they were “deeply concerned” by the plans. The regime’s rubber-stamp parliament is set to pass a law, bypassing Hong Kong’s legislature, to ban “treason, secession, sedition, and subversion.” The legislation could also see the regime’s securities agencies set up bases in the city. “Making such a law on Hong Kong’s behalf without the direct participation of its people, legislature or judiciary...
  • Getting the balance right between freedom of thought and the disciplines we need.

    04/28/2020 2:48:37 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 8 replies
    People who hate freedom were much too hard on Donald Trump for his disinfectant comment. He was wondering out loud if the corona-killing properties of disinfectants could be used medically. He could have phrased it better. But in the current climate thinking outside the square should be encouraged not ridiculed. Who agrees? Is it possible that Corona-virus is God’s way of a human cull in an over populated world? You can see a little more from me on these questions here:
  • Is Trump a great innovator in democratic leadership? How well are his methods working now in the crisis of the pandemic?

    04/11/2020 3:41:42 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 30 replies
    I believe that getting herd immunity as quickly as possible is the best path for nations which wish to survive Coronavirus and prosper. The personal credentials I bring to this are 3 decades as a health care professional and amateur work as a creative artist (including at Douglas MacArthur’s waterhole in Morotai, Indonesia) dealing with themes of nationhood, WW2 and freedom. But I don’t think what I know gives me a lock on what to do in this unprecedented situation. I am not God. Just one guy putting out my point of view. 2 relevant fundamental beliefs I hold are...
  • Wisconsin voters forced to choose between health, democracy (Sanders wins?)

    04/08/2020 1:25:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    AP 'News' ^ | 4/08/20 | Steve Peoples, Scott Bauer
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - If Wisconsin was a test case for voting in the age of coronavirus, it did not go well for many voters. Thousands were forced to congregate for hours in long lines on Tuesday with no protective gear. Thousands more stayed home, unwilling to risk their health and unable to be counted because requested absentee ballots never arrived. Voters reported being afraid, angry and embarrassed by the state’s unwillingness to postpone their presidential primary elections as more than a dozen other states have already done. Neither Joe Biden nor Bernie Sanders will be declared a winner at...
  • The Two Middle Classes

    03/01/2020 4:39:50 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 20 replies
    Quillette ^ | February 27, 2020 | Joel Kotkin
    Politicians across the Western world like to speak fondly of the “middle class” as if it is one large constituency with common interests and aspirations. But, as Karl Marx observed, the middle class has always been divided by sources of wealth and worldview. Today, it is split into two distinct, and often opposing, middle classes. First there is the yeomanry or the traditional middle class, which consists of small business owners, minor landowners, craftspeople, and artisans, or what we would define historically as the bourgeoisie, or the old French Third Estate, deeply embedded in the private economy. The other middle...
  • A men's rights awareness film from Douglas MacArthur's waterhole.

    02/29/2020 4:57:14 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 8 replies
    How many different ways have the idiots of The Left found to ruin men's lives in the modern world? Australia has recently: A. Put its 2nd highest ranking catholic ever into gaol for five years on a pedophilia conviction based on the shaky testimony of one alleged victim, when the other alleged victim denied he had been abused. The abuse is supposed to have happened on a Sunday shortly after mass in a busy cathedral in a room with an open door. B. Sacked its best player in the Rugby Union football code thereby preventing him from competing in a...
  • Today’s Political Mob Has Consequences, Veteran Jurist Warns

    02/26/2020 5:27:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 25, 2020 | Fred Lucas
    Retired federal judge Janice Rogers Brown warned Tuesday about the perils of the mob that views politics as all important and ignores objective truth. President Donald Trump has had to contend with a fired-up “resistance” of political opposition that will not recognize his presidency as legitimate, Brown suggested. “Prior to the 2016 election, America had a cherished tradition of peacefully transferring power. No riots in the streets. No military coups. George Washington himself set the standard,” Brown said. “However, we now know elections have consequences only when the correct candidate is elected.” Brown, who served on the U.S. Court of...
  • An American Dream under the Constitution in Crisis

    02/23/2020 5:23:56 AM PST · by Jumper · 12 replies
    self | 2-23-2020 | jumper
    Why are we seeing in every State and Primary a Crisis of Competency concerning the voting primary season… and the previous presidential elections? There is a growing concern throughout the Nation that we are lapsing into an irreversible third world status of competency.
  • You still hear the people sing: Les Mis protest anthem blazes from France to China

    02/14/2020 9:39:53 PM PST · by blueplum · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 13 Feb 2020 | David Jays
    The defiant lyrics to the classic Les Misérables track are reverberating through uprisings in Hong Kong and China I t has soared during an airport sit-in, united street protests and drowned out the Chinese national anthem at a school assembly. Do You Hear the People Sing?, the defiant chorus from the musical Les Misérables, has become a song of protest in Hong Kong and, more recently, mainland China. Explicit references to Li Wenliang, the Wuhan doctor censured for his warnings about the coronavirus outbreak, and to Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, are stamped upon – but lines from the song slip...