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  • NBC Touts Norway as Fix for America's 'Flawed Democracy'

    02/23/2017 4:27:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 23, 2017 | 12:06 PM EST | Craig Bannister
    A hypocritical NBCNews.com article argues that America is a “flawed democracy” that can be fixed by copying the “World’s Best Democracy” — Norway. In “Norway Is the ‘World’s Best Democracy’ — We Asked Its People Why,” NBC pretends to provide an objective look at why the Economist Intelligence Unit — based in London, where the country’s parliament actually considered banning America’s president — downgraded the U.S. to a “flawed democracy” and rated Norway the best. The article doesn’t mention one reason the U.S. is a flawed democracy: it isn’t one; it’s actually a Republic. […] Feigning fairness, the article points...
  • Washington Post adopts new motto, 'democracy dies in darkness,' says it has nothing to do with Trump

    02/22/2017 4:13:15 PM PST · by pissant · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/22/17 | Byron York
    The Washington Post has a new motto, displayed right below the paper's logo on its homepage: "democracy dies in darkness." It's a new thing for the paper, which never had a motto or slogan in its 140-year history. Not through World War I, or the Great Depression, or World War II, or the Cold War, or Vietnam, or Watergate, or the War on Terror, or — or anything. Through all that time, including the period when the Post was lionized for shining light on Watergate, did the paper have a motto. But now, it is "democracy dies in darkness." The...
  • The U.S. is not a Democracy - So What Is It? Part 1

    02/22/2017 9:05:31 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 2/22/17 | Mark Herr
    During my middle and high school years, I found it strange to say a pledge to the United States flag “and to the republic for which it stands,” while in the same class being taught the United States was a democracy. The teacher would correct my inquisitive nature by stating, “It’s semantics. Democracy and republic are really the same thing. The United States is a democratic republic.” Not satisfied with that justification of semantics and nuance, I continued to explore and discover the difference between U.S. republic and democracy and I’m still exploring it today. From whom did the Framers...
  • Pope appears to back anti-Trump protests in letter condemning populism

    02/17/2017 2:20:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 40 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 17, 2017 | Stephanie Kirchgassener
    Pope Francis has offered his unequivocal support to grassroots organisers and activists who are fighting for social justice, migrants, and environmentalism, saying he “reaffirms” their choice to fight against tyranny amid a “gutting of democracies”. “As Christians and all people of good will, it is for us to live and act at this moment. It is a grave responsibility, since certain present realities, unless effectively dealt with, are capable of setting off processes of dehumanisation which would then be hard to reverse,” the pontiff wrote in a letter that was read to organisers this week. The remarks can be viewed...
  • The State Department is the Cancer at the Heart of Democracy

    02/14/2017 4:55:49 AM PST · by davikkm · 18 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    This week, not only have the State Department workers been negatively discussion President Trump’s phone calls with foreign world leaders, they have also taken the opportunity to criticize the structure and content of these calls. According to politico.eu, the state department has suggested that Trump has been going off topic. Surely as elected leader of the United States, the “topic” he discusses is whatever he sees fit to make a benefit to the actual United States. This “topic” they’re referring to is what exactly? Who decided on it? Since when is it the Presidents job to push an agenda put...
  • Arab MK: Israel ‘robbery of century’

    12/18/2005 7:48:46 AM PST · by Alouette · 15 replies · 354+ views
    YNet News ^ | Dec. 18, 2005 | Ronny Shaked
    Knesset Member Azmi Bishara in Lebanon: We are original inhabitants of Palestine, not ‘those who came from Poland, Russia; says Israelis should leave, take their democracy with them Israel is the 20th century's greatest robbery, carried out in broad daylight, Arab Knesset member Azmi Bishara (National Democratic Assembly) told a Lebanese audience last week during a speech at an Arab book fair in Beirut. "I will never recognize Zionism even if all Arabs do," he said. "I will never concede Palestine. The battle is still long." Bishara, who recently launched his campaign for an additional term in the Knesset, left...
  • The U.S. is Dangerously Close to Mass Democracy

    01/26/2017 9:21:45 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 24 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 1/26/17 | Bill Norton
    Were you happy to see the presidential election conclude on November 8th only to be disappointed in the escalation of hostility after the election? America has always taken pride in its ability to have a peaceful transition of power. Are we losing that ability? And if so, why? Perhaps it is because we are being conditioned and trained to believe our system is a pure democracy, so we are behaving as if it were true. Some democratic principles are an important part of our Republic and must be preserved if we are to maintain a balanced, free government. But history...
  • Germany’s democracy is in danger, says President

    01/18/2017 3:55:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 18 January 2017 17:35 CET+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    Outgoing President Joachim Gauck warned in a talk on Wednesday that his country’s democracy is at risk amid major international shifts, including Donald Trump becoming US President on Friday. Gauck gave a speech to about 200 guests at the presidential residence of Bellevue Palace, looking back at his five years of serving as Germany’s head of state. “Now, after five years, I am more strongly affected by the awareness that democratic and stable Germany is also in danger,” he said. […] Gauck specifically named the crisis in the European Union with the United Kingdom’s impending departure, as well as conflicts...
  • Joe Biden warns that the progressive democratic world order is at risk of collapse [tr]

    01/18/2017 5:38:18 AM PST · by oblomov · 65 replies
    CNBC ^ | 18 Jan 2017 | Jay Yarrow
    Vice President Joe Biden delivered an epic final speech Wednesday to the elites at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The gist of his speech was simple: At a time of "uncertainty" we must double down on the values that made Western democracies great, and not allow the "liberal world order" to be torn apart by destructive forces. Biden went after Russian President Vladimir Putin by name, saying he is using "every tool" in his power to whittle away the European project, and undermine Western democracies. Biden accused Putin of wanting to "roll back decades of progress." Biden said...
  • Obama calls on Americans to fight for democracy in farewell speech

    01/10/2017 8:46:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.11.2017 | dm/cmk (AP, AFP, Reuters)
    President Barack Obama reaffirmed his belief that change only happens when “ordinary people get involved, get engaged and come together to demand it” during his farewell speech on Tuesday. Addressing thousands of supporters at McCormick Place in Chicago, the same city where he gave his presidential victory speech in 2008, the outgoing president said change was the “beating heart of our American idea — our bold experiment in self-government.” Obama, who cultivated his empowering brand of American politics in Chicago, said the city had taught him that change starts at the grassroots level. […] At one point, the president was...
  • Prediction: Goodbye Democracy, Hello Technocracy

    01/10/2017 12:39:30 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/10/17 | Patrick Wood
    A tectonic-level battle could soon take place over the fundamental structure of America, and hardly anyone sees it coming. Nevertheless, I am making a bold prediction for 2017. With the Democrat party seemingly in total upheaval after the 2016 Presidential election, it boggles the mind at how fast political fortunes can change these days. Democrats, liberals, leftist and progressives have arguably realized that the current system of things political has become impenetrable to them, and that they will not move forward by gaming the existing political machinery any longer.
  • Soros' bleak 2017 forecast: Billionaire warns EU will FALL after elite 'STOLE democracy'

    01/03/2017 6:42:22 AM PST · by wtd · 50 replies
    UK Express ^ | 03:48, Tue. Jan. 3, 2017 | Jon Rogers
    Soros' bleak 2017 forecast: Billionaire warns EU will FALL after elite 'STOLE democracy'GEORGE Soros has warned voters have turned away from mainstream political parties as “many people felt that the elites have stolen their democracy”, in an alarming forecast for the European Union in 2017.
  • Social Turbulence and Governmental Form

    01/03/2017 6:51:27 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 1 replies
    Neo-Ciceronian Times ^ | November 9, 2016 | Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
    One of the most commonly observed natural phenomena around us is that of turbulence. We experience turbulence everywhere that we see fluid flow – in the air which airplanes pass through, in the wakes of boats traveling in the water, in the rising of smoke and the movement of clouds, and many other everyday things. Yet, for all of its commonness, turbulence is still little understood and is difficult to control or predict. Turbulence is a chaotic phenomenon, in the “chaos theory” sense of the term. Most commonly, a chaotic system is one which exhibits the property of sensitivity to...
  • Puerto Rico's new gov promises immediate push for statehood

    01/02/2017 10:51:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 96 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 2, 2017 1:04 PM EST | Danica Coto
    Puerto Rico’s new governor was sworn in Monday, promising an immediate push for statehood in a territory facing a deep economic crisis. Gov. Ricardo Rossello, 37, proposed several measures aimed at alleviating the crisis shortly after he was sworn in at midnight. Among them is a proposal to hold a referendum that would ask voters whether they prefer statehood or independence. Many have argued that Puerto Rico’s political status has contributed to its decade-long crisis that has prompted more than 200,000 people to flee to the U.S. mainland in recent years. “The United States cannot pretend to be a model...
  • 2017 seen as turning point for liberal democracies

    12/25/2016 7:10:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Dec 23, 2016 | Jorge Valero
    When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, American political scientist Francis Fukuyama famously proclaimed the “end of history”, seeing the triumph of the United States as the only remaining superpower and the leader of Western democracies. “The end point of mankind’s ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy (is) the final form of human government,” he wrote in his best-selling 1992 book, The End of History and the Last Man.Twenty-five years later, Fukuyama’s certainties have all but vanished. Liberal democracy in Europe and the United States is in crisis, while China and Russia demonstrate that authoritarian regimes are...
  • Walter Williams: Democracy Versus Liberty

    12/19/2016 7:24:36 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 February 2011 | Walter Williams
    It is truly disgusting for me to hear politicians, national and international talking heads and pseudo-academics praising the Middle East stirrings as democracy movements. We also hear democracy as the description of our own political system. Like the founders of our nation, I find democracy and majority rule a contemptible form of government.You say, "Whoa, Williams, you really have to explain yourself this time!"I'll begin by quoting our founders on democracy. James Madison, in Federalist Paper No. 10, said that in a pure democracy, "there is nothing to check the inducement to sacrifice the weaker party or the obnoxious individual."...
  • Walter Williams: Majority Rule Equals Tyranny

    12/19/2016 7:06:45 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 07 December 2016 | Walter Williams
    It is alleged that Hillary Clinton won a popular vote majority. Therefore, if the nation were not burdened with the antiquated Electoral College, anguished and freaked-out Americans whine, she, instead of Donald Trump, would be the next president of the United States. You say, "Hold it. Before you go further, Williams, what do you mean it is alleged that Clinton received most of the popular vote? It's a fact." I say "alleged" because according to Gregg Phillips of True the Vote, an estimated 3 million noncitizens voted. Presumably, those votes went to Clinton.In 2000, Al Gore won the popular vote...
  • The Role of States, as States, in the Electoral College

    12/09/2016 7:46:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Cato At Liberty ^ | December 9, 2016 | Roger Pilon
    Of all those whose predictions were dashed by this year’s presidential outcome (“Trump is headed toward a major loss” his Oct. 19 headline blared), few have been more exercised than the Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne (“white identity politics and male self-assertion triumphed” he railed the day after). Yesterday, in a piece titled “America will soon be ruled by a minority,” he joined the chorus now condemning the “undemocratic” Electoral College—in the name of the Founders, no less, the very men who created it. Ever the good progressive, he fails to appreciate the role states were meant to play in ordering...
  • The Election's Ominous Results

    12/07/2016 5:54:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 7, 2016 | Sha'i ben-Tekoa
    Yes, it is good that Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton, especially in light of revelations of her private email security breaches and pay-for-play administration of the State Department. If true, she belongs in prison. However, what is ominous is the number of voters who, despite all that was known of her crimes, still voted for her. This is not a sign of a healthy American electorate. It seems the same citizens who voted for Barack Obama in 2012 after his disastrous first four years voted for her. Many people who go the polls in our generation are simply not thinking....
  • The Electoral College Was Meant to Stop Men Like Trump From Being President

    11/21/2016 8:56:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 79 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 21, 2016 | Peter Beinhart
    Americans talk about democracy like it’s sacred. In public discourse, the more democratic American government is, the better. The people are supposed to rule. But that’s not the premise that underlies America’s political system. Most of the men who founded the United States feared unfettered majority rule. James Madison wrote in Federalist 10 that systems of government based upon “pure democracy … have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property.” John Adams wrote in 1814 that, “Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself.”
  • Meanwhile in Turkey, President for Life Erdogan? You are watching Democracy fail Before your eyes

    11/17/2016 8:30:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/17/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Just as our democratic elections were wrapping up last week we heard rumors that a different sort of transition of power was taking place in Turkey. Aspiring tyrant Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the nation’s president, was spreading the word that he would like to see some changes to the constitution which would effectively remove most limits to his power. At the time I predicted that while the desired changes would be sweeping and transformative, there was actually a good chance he could pull it off.Sometimes I really get tired of being right. (Business Insider) President Tayyip Erdogan could govern Turkey...
  • Hillary's Last Campaign Lie

    11/14/2016 9:49:04 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 26 replies
    Politichicks ^ | 11-12-2016 | Steven Maikoski
    Hillary’s concession speech on Wednesday tendered a horrible lie: that we are a Constitutional Democracy. Now, I know many of you are romanced by the idea of democracies, of your being directly involved in the government and the nation listening to your wonderful opinion; but it is important for you to understand that our citizen involvement is limited—and for a very good reason. Over 2,000 years ago, Plato explained the problem with democracies throughout history. He wrote that the poor have always outnumbered the rich; that when you give the poor the same power as the rich, the poor will...
  • Suicide by democracy

    11/13/2016 11:16:58 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/13/16 | Diane Bederman
    We must not allow our government to bully us into welcoming people whose moral obligation is the destruction of Western countries. Let us never forget that people who scream “Death to Israel” and "Death to the West” mean every word. We are living in an era of dis-ease. Our belief systems are under attack. We witness the horror of terrorism spreading in countries who do not share our values, as well as the spread of terror in democracies around the world. We are up against tribal societies whose ethic is one of honor and shame and where blood revenge is...
  • Why We Use Electoral College, Not Popular Vote

    11/08/2016 8:32:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 7, 2016 | Jarrett Stepman
    The Electoral College remains in place over two centuries after the framers of the Constitution empowered it to select presidents. Though occasionally maligned, this system of electing a chief executive has been incredibly successful for the American people. Many modern voters might be surprised to learn that when they step into a ballot box to select their candidate for president, they actually are casting a vote for fellow Americans called electors. These electors, appointed by the states, are pledged to support the presidential candidate the voters have supported. The Electoral College holds its vote the Monday after the second Wednesday...
  • Hitler elected through Democracy

    10/29/2016 12:09:34 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | Brian Ball
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuC1z5n1YWY A documentary I did condensed to 27 min. The liberals bagged and tagged the older one because they couldn't stand being called out. It includes examples of Democracy failure and Germany's fascism and authoritarian culture and what our Founding father's thought of Hitler and Occupy Wall Street, our modern nazi movement
  • Africa: Pro-Trump Youth Storm Us Embassy in Kampala, Arrested

    10/25/2016 10:05:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    allAfrica ^ | October 25, 2016 | Damali Mukhaye
    Kampala — Police on Tuesday arrested two Ugandan youth for demonstrating at the United States embassy in Kampala in support of Donald Trump, the Republican candidate in the US presidential election due on November 8. Those detained are Bigirwa Moses and Allan Kitonsa while their colleagues; Kizza Hakim, Kayondo Juma and Nsibuka Harunah escaped. The five demonstrators, all members of Uganda Young Democrats (UYD), held placards inscribed with the words "vote Trump". The group arrived at the embassy at 9am, and began a surprise pro-Trump demonstration, a witnessed said. After taking embassy security by surprise, the youth started negotiations ostensibly...
  • Voting is a duty to preserve God’s gift of Liberty

    10/12/2016 8:56:23 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 10/12/16 | Karen Lees
    “Choosing not to vote isn’t rebellion. It’s surrender.” – Author unknown In the election of November 2012, over 90 million eligible voters did not vote. It is estimated that up to 50 million of those were Christians. Sadly, many of them had not even registered. This is not only disgraceful, but Christians are accountable to God for neglecting the responsibility of maintaining His precious gift of liberty. After the November 2012 election, Rev. Franklin Graham said, “If Christians are upset, they need to be upset at themselves… If Christians would just vote, then elections in this country would be much...
  • Capitalism is to freedom and liberty Socialism is to tyranny and crime

    10/06/2016 8:52:11 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 7 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Reuben Ben Abraham
    Coming up, an article by Reuben Ben Abraham of Los Angeles California. A senior member of the New England Alliance for Liberty and Free markets and a brilliant economist in the Austrian school gives us this insight in the superiority of the capitalist system over socialism... The article I am typing now deals with traits that show the superiority of capitalism, inspired by an incident that took place at a McDonalds restaurant one morning that illustrates capitalism. Anyway, this first incident I want to illustrate took place at McDonalds restaurant in Wilshire Boulevard across from Ross Department store and California...
  • Millennials Offer New Hope in the Fight to Reclaim Democracy

    10/05/2016 11:36:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2016 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- Why has real democracy become so elusive in developed nations? Sure, you can still vote and feel as if you have some kind of say, but genuine democracy is getting further and further out of reach. The current climate in Europe should serve as a warning to America about what lies ahead if U.S. citizens don't reclaim power by choosing the anti-establishment candidate, Donald Trump, in November's presidential election. Hungary held a referendum last weekend on whether to allow the European Union to impose migrant quotas on the country in an effort to resettle millions of refugees from...
  • More Democracy, Less Liberty

    08/22/2016 1:58:16 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 1 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | August 22nd 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Judging from the outcome of recent federal court cases involving Voter ID, one could be forgiven for believing two things. First, there is an unqualified right to vote. Second, the more voting by more people on more matters, the better. Voting itself would appear to be an unalienable right. Ever expanding democracy has long been the Progressive’s means to their fuzzy, yet dangerous social justice ends. Our national experience has shown that the explosion of the democratic element since the direct election of senators, voting by women, repeal of Jim Crow, abolition of poll taxes, lowering the voting age to...
  • Hitler's election and how Democracy lead to the holocaust and ww2

    08/19/2016 8:22:13 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 49 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Brian Ball
    In this video we look at the evils of unrestrained Democracy, mob rule and the dictatorship of 51% and the horrors that follow every time it is practiced. America is a constitutional republic not a Democracy. This video shows why our founders intended otherwise LIBERAL MYTH: Hitler and the nazis seized power without the consent of the German people. HISTORIC FACT: The German people in a series of elections, elected to the Reichstag representatives who were nazis. Their election enabled Hitler to become Chancellor and seize power. They had many chances to turn back and change their vote but they...
  • The National Popular Vote: Vicious Democracy

    08/17/2016 2:20:41 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | August 17th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Democracy stinks. History is littered with short-live democracies that cratered between the bloodlettings of factions going at each other’s throats. Our Framers were well aware of their shortcomings from the lessons of history and their personal experiences since 1776. Popular election, the democratic element in the Framers’ Constitution, was limited to the House of Representatives. This satisfied the Declaration’s maxim that consent of the governed serves as the just basis of government. In Article II, the sovereign people assigned their Natural Right to elect their chief executive to another body, their state legislatures. As discussed in a recent blog post...
  • Turkey Becomes A Fascist Dictatorship, Obama Supports

    08/08/2016 2:55:42 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 19 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | August 1st, 2016 | D. Stone
    Leading up to the the most bizarre and unsuccessful coup attempt in Turkey's history, Recep Tayyip Erdogan had been choking out the civil liberties of his citizens, punishing journalists and threatening the country's top constitutional court. Erdogan has taken Turkey further from secularism and closer to Islamic theocracy, which is claimed to be one of the reasons behind the attempted coup. He somehow convinced Germany to punish a writer for reciting a negative poem and has imprisoned journalists in his own country for their negative criticisms of his increasingly authoritarian rule. It is suspiciously obvious that the recent failed coup...
  • Labour wanted mass immigration to make UK more multicultural, says former adviser

    07/24/2016 11:28:29 PM PDT · by Enchante · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 23, 2009 | Tom Whitehead
    He said the final published version of the report promoted the labour market case for immigration but unpublished versions contained additional reasons, he said. He wrote: "Earlier drafts I saw also included a driving political purpose: that mass immigration was the way that the Government was going to make the UK truly multicultural. "I remember coming away from some discussions with the clear sense that the policy was intended – even if this wasn't its main purpose – to rub the Right's nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date." The "deliberate policy", from late 2000 until "at...
  • Out-of-Control Amanpour Badgers Pro-Brexit Official; He Pushes Back

    06/30/2016 11:57:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 29, 2016 | Matthew Balan
    CNN's Christiane Amanpour took her left-leaning, pro-European Union activism to a new level on Tuesday during an interview of pro-Brexit politician Daniel Hannan. Amanpour, who recently blasted the referendum as an example of "xenophobia", tried to implicate the British member of the European Parliament as somehow partially responsible for supposed post-vote "hate crimes." Hannan didn't take her clear bias sitting down, however: "You guys have been shouting 'racist' so long, you're not listening to what we were actually saying...if I was relying on CNN...I would think that this was nativist vote, a protectionist vote. It's the opposite." [video below] The...
  • Globalist Contempt for Liberty and Democracy

    06/26/2016 12:05:10 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/26/16 | Arnold Alert
    That's not democracy. That's totalitarianism, and a globalist totalitarian state is the left's endgame Over the weekend, the last remaining pieces of progressive narratives regarding tolerance and democracy exploded. Only a couple of days after the UK voted to free itself from the shackles of it overlords in Brussels, Fox News reported that 2 million Remainers ostensibly signed an online petition calling for another vote—and left-wing Labour party MP David Lammy said Parliament should overturn the result. This is the true face of progressive ideology: voting and democracy only count when the “right” result is reached. “Rejection of elitist enlightenment...
  • Alinsky's program: we are almost there

    06/26/2016 8:08:03 AM PDT · by dvan · 20 replies
    Email | NA | NA
    Here is the heart of Saul Alinsky's plan to convert our American Republic into a soulless Commune called Communism or Socialism ending private ownership of a home or business!!!! This in turn brings an end to self initiative to improve community conditions due to lack of self economic growth with it's rewards!! When the central government controls all elements of your life, there is no allowance left for free self expression!!! Right now the Republican Party is so completely at war internally that it may not recover in time to knock out Hillary. That would complete Alinsky's program. A real...
  • The Vendee Massacre: Europe's forgotten Shoah

    06/15/2016 4:51:27 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 37 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Mainestategop
    An awesome documentary on the Vendee uprising and the massacre of catholics in France in the French Revolution The Vendee is a taboo in France. It is nearly forgotten but thankfully isn't. In 1793, after the execution of Louis XVI, Catholic Farmers in the Vendee region of France revolted against the newly formed godless republic headed by Robbspierre. The response by the newly created republic was monstrous. Over Half a milllion people, men women children and elderly were put to death by the government for opposing it and for promoting Catholic faith. Very few acknowledged its existence, John Paul II...
  • Essential institutions are no longer respected, government demands respect. A recipe for tyranny.

    05/31/2016 4:37:27 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 6 replies
    Albert Mohler ^ | May 5, 2016 | Albert Mohler
    For nearly two and a half centuries, Americans have enjoyed the enormous privilege and responsibility of forming our own government—a privilege rarely experienced throughout most of human history. For most of history, humanity has struggled with the question of how to respond to a government that was essentially forced upon them. But Americans have often struggled with a very different reality; how do we rightly respond to the government that we choose? Thus, the idea of a limited government requires that society uphold and pursue the health of its most basic institutions. When a civil society is weak, government becomes...
  • Democrazy: Venezuela Needs a Military Coup

    05/23/2016 8:37:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/23/16 | Selwyn Duke
    Cautionary tale: When socialism is instituted democratically, it’s a good indication that your days of making decisions democratically may be numbered With Venezuela spinning out of control, it’s said that U.S. officials fear a military coup. We ought to ask “Why?” Democracy on the brain can be a dangerous condition. George W. Bush pursued his unwise “nation-building” policies under the assumption that, as he put it, “democracies don’t go to war with each other.” (Note: technically we’re speaking of “republics,” not democracies.) So WWI was the “war to end all wars,” and now there’s the political system to end all...
  • SOMEBODY HAD TO SAY IT

    04/03/2016 1:58:13 AM PDT · by SOMEBODY HAD TO SAY IT · 57 replies
    Brushfire Publications | March 28, 2016 | Mike Miles
    SOMEBODY HAD TO SAY IT If you listen to the politicians and the media pundits, you'll hear clever sounding rationales supporting their particular position on a variety of topics. They'll talk around and tip toe right up next to the issue, but will never bring the defining issue of our time as a nation clearly into focus. Why, because they're afraid. They're afraid because of the firestorm such straight forward talk would generate. Among all the voices, consider this: The issue that is continuing to divide our country is not a racial one, though many have relentlessly played that card....
  • What John Adams Knew -- Donald Trump: the populist demogogue John Adams anticipated

    03/18/2016 5:53:50 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 77 replies
    National Review ^ | 3-18-16 | Kevin Williamson
    There is a line from John Adams of which conservatives, particularly those of a moralistic bent, are fond: "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people." The surrounding prose is quoted much less frequently, and it is stern stuff dealing with one of Adams’s great fears - one that is particularly relevant to this moment in our history. John Adams hated democracy and he feared what was known in the language of the time as "passion." Adams's famous assessment: "I do not say that democracy has been more pernicious on the whole, and in the long run,...
  • “Voices Now Demanding Apology from Trump Who Calls Tienanmen Incident a “Riot” " (My Translation)

    03/13/2016 11:10:16 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 105 replies
    NHK Television News, Tokyo, Japan (from Japanese original) ^ | 13 March 2016 | NHK Network International News Staff
    (トランプ氏の天安門事件「暴動」発言 謝罪求める声) (“Voices Now Demanding Apology from Trump Who Calls Tienanmen Massacre a “Riot”) (Translation from the original Japanese by FReeper AmericanInTokyo):”In the most recent TV debate between candidates for the Republican nomination for President in the USA, Mr. Trump referred to it as a “riot” (boudou: 暴動) when Chinese students stood up in Tienanmen Square and requested freedom, in Beijing, China in 1989. Real estate magnate Trump was answering a question from the moderator in the March 10 debate in Miami, with respect to the suppression of Chinese university students. They were only pleading for freedom but were...
  • Scalia Defended Democracy: Liberals Subvert It

    02/16/2016 7:19:25 AM PST · by Heartlander · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2/16/2016 | Frank Turek
    Scalia Defended Democracy: Liberals Subvert It "I write separately to call attention to this Court's threat to American democracy," wrote Justice Scalia in his dissent from last year's Supreme Court decision, where five unelected judges imposed same-sex marriage on all 320 million citizens. "This practice of constitutional revision by an unelected committee of nine, always accompanied (as it is today) by extravagant praise of liberty, robs the People of the most important liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the Revolution of 1776: the freedom to govern themselves." Exactly. "A system of government that makes the...
  • South Korea Slouching Towards Governance by Intimidation

    12/18/2015 11:47:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Brian Darling
    Judge Robert Bork wrote a book titled "Slouching Towards Gomorrah" as a way to argue that Western culture was experiencing a decline. The same can be argued about South Korea. This nation was once a bulwark against communism and now it is a nation slouching toward a statist form of government that resembles a dictatorship more that a western style liberal democracy. Back in April, I wrote a piece titled "South Korea Not Ready for Pacific Trade Partnership" where I argued that the deteriorating human rights situation in South Korea was troubling. The Wall Street Journal reported that South Korea...
  • The Yin and Yang of Politics

    12/16/2015 5:59:59 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2015 | Allen West
    I found a definition of Yin and Yang to be, "In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang (also, yin-yang or yin yang) describes how opposite or contrary forces are actually complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another." It appears that our 2016 presidential election cycle is early on being defined by that philosophy. The question is, can this media-driven divide be good for the future of our Constitutional Republic? In 2008 it was all about the "anti-Bush" sentiment in America heavily fueled by a complicit media....
  • Why do Democrats hate democracy?

    11/15/2015 4:01:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/15/15 | Kyle Smith
    **SNIP** As recently as 2008, the Democratic Party presented 26 debates, which we mainly remember as the venues that presented Barack Obama with the opportunity to promise that he, unlike Hillary Clinton, would never support anything as preposterous as "the individual mandate," a k a fining people who don't have health insurance. Now the Democratic National Committee is led by Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was the chair of Hillary's 2008 campaign. Any doubts about which candidate she wants to win this time? She declared that any candidates that participated in debates outside of the tightly controlled DNC framework would be...
  • Why Ben Carson's Nazi Analogies Matter

    10/20/2015 8:35:36 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/20/2015 | Peter Wehner- certified GOPe
    "Like many other political autodidacts, Ben Carson has an odd obsession with Nazi Germany. On several occasions, the pediatric-neurosurgeon-turned-Republican-presidential-candidate has compared the United States to the Third Reich. Mr. Carson has warned that a Hitler-like figure could rise in America. To understand what is happening in the Obama era, he recommended that people read “Mein Kampf.” And he won’t let go of the myth that the Holocaust would have been “greatly diminished” if Jews in Nazi Germany had been allowed to possess guns. To declare the United States to be “very much like Nazi Germany” is a special kind of...
  • India has stood as beacon for the world since 1947, says John Kerry

    08/14/2015 11:39:40 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 41 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Friday, August 14, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    Commemorating the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel ahead of India's 69th Independence Day, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said India has stood as a beacon for the world. - John Kerry AFP photo Washington - Commemorating the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel ahead of India's 69th Independence Day, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said India has stood as a beacon for the world. "Since 1947, India has stood as a beacon for the world, as an economic power that prides innovation, as a resilient...
  • Democracies must not Kill the Messenger

    08/06/2015 7:19:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/06/15 | Diane Weber Bederman
    Media dereliction of duty to the citizenry I recently watched the movie “Kill the Messenger” which was released in the fall of 2014. It’s the story of journalist Gary Webb who in 1996 began looking into links between Nicaragua’s drug-running Contra rebels and the CIA. He published his findings under the title “Dark Alliance” in the San Jose Mercury News in which he submitted that a US-backed rebel army in Latin America was supplying the drugs that made their way into some of Los Angeles’ poorest neighbourhoods. More importantly, he tied the CIA to the drugs. “For the better part...