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  • The incrementalism of evil vs. God's strict requirement for equality, justice, and good

    01/22/2016 12:03:07 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 6 replies
    TomHoefling.com ^ | 1-22-2016 | Tom Hoefling
    "And this is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for the second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of society is reduced to be mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering." -- Thomas Jefferson "The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts." - Edmund Burke Most Americans these days are, politically, like the proverbial frog that is being boiled slowly, so that they won't jump out of the pot. Everyone knows that...
  • Hidden Truth: The Poison of Statism

    03/14/2015 8:49:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/14/15 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    True enemy is statism and the ideology of statism is being implemented in a fashion of creeping incrementalism The true enemy is statism. We can argue ideology, Democrat versus Republican, liberalism versus conservativism, or left versus right all we want, but in the end “big government,” especially in a manner that is in direct opposition to the rule of law, and the United States Constitution, is the enemy. Every issue has its surface arguments, but in the end, the argument always comes down to if the issue is a local or central authority, and how it is being shoved down...
  • why the Libertarian Party Fails

    08/21/2014 8:34:41 AM PDT · by Nelson Hultberg · 17 replies
    Americans for a Free Republic ^ | August 14, 2014 | Nelson Hultberg
    Many in America’s freedom movement still hope that the Libertarian Party will one day become a power on the political scene to challenge the Democrat-Republican monolith. But in 42 years it hasn’t happened, and it probably won’t happen. There are some very distinct reasons why the LP and all other alternative / independent parties fail. This essay will examine them. Let’s take, for example, the top independent parties out there: the Libertarian Party and the Constitution Party. Even though each of them haveappeared at times to be a start toward genuine political reform, they repeatedly fail because they have structured...
  • Charlie Crist To Feds: Don’t Kick The Undocumented Off Obamacare Coverage

    08/15/2014 6:07:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/15/2014 | Sarah Hurtubise
    Charlie Crist, the Democratic nominee in Florida’s governor race in November, says the Obama administration shouldn’t require proof of immigration status for Obamacare sign-ups. “We need to make this law work for the people depending on it, and the President should suspend this requirement so that no American citizen loses their health insurance due to a bureaucratic requirement,” Crist spokesman Brendan Gilfillan told Politico Thursday. Over 310,000 Obamacare customers have failed to provide proper documentation on their citizenship or immigration status to the Obama administration, after the federal government contacted them between five and seven times about discrepancies in the...
  • Nancy Pelosi explains how to fix Obamacare: Single-payer (VIDEO)

    05/27/2014 7:03:49 PM PDT · by kingattax · 33 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | May 27, 2014
    Nancy Pelosi says that she’d like to see Obamacare improved by moving to a public option or a single-payer system:
  • Single-Payer Is Not Dead

    01/14/2014 10:11:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 1/14/14 | Froma Harrop
    The prospects for single-payer health care -- adored by many liberals, despised by private health insurers and looking better all the time to others -- did not die in the Affordable Care Act. It was thrown a lifeline through a little-known provision tucked in the famously long legislation. Single-payer groups in several states are now lining up to make use of Section 1332. Vermont is way ahead of the pack, but Hawaii, Oregon, New York, Washington, California, Colorado and Maryland have strong single-payer movements. First, some definitions. Single-payer is a system where the government pays all medical bills. Canada has...
  • Michael Moore: The Obamacare We Deserve

    01/02/2014 7:56:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/31/2013 | Michael Moore, Award Winning Documentary Filmmaker
    <p>TODAY marks the beginning of health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act’s new insurance exchanges, for which two million Americans have signed up. Now that the individual mandate is officially here, let me begin with an admission: Obamacare is awful.</p>
  • Report: Obamacare provision will allow 'forced' home inspections by gov't agents

    11/11/2013 2:26:36 PM PST · by sfimom · 78 replies
    The Examiner.com ^ | August 15, 2013 | Joe Newby
    Citing the Heath and Human Services website, a report posted Wednesday at the Freedom Outpost says that under Obamacare, government agents can engage in "home health visits" for those in certain “high-risk” categories. Those categories include: • Families where mom is not yet 21; • Families where someone is a tobacco user; • Families where children have low student achievement, developmental delays, or disabilities, and • Families with individuals who are serving or formerly served in the armed forces, including such families that have members of the armed forces who have had multiple deployments outside the United States.
  • Gun Control: Major Effects of Minor Inconveniences

    04/13/2013 7:40:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    fieldandstream.com ^ | 12 April, 2013 | David E. Petzal
    Two preliminary notes: First, I don’t like writing about gun control. I’d rather write about group sizes and feet per second. But these are extraordinary times, so a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do. Second, I was remiss in not thanking Frank Bruni for the best laugh I’ve had since the food-poisoning scene in Bridesmaids. His humor may have been unintentional, but it brought a smile to my careworn face. And now to cases. On my post of April 9th, one reader commented that because a Congressperson supports extended background checks does not mean he/she favors the elimination...
  • Obama budget to take aim at wealthy IRAs

    04/05/2013 4:48:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 5, 2013 | Bernie Becker
    President Obama’s budget, to be released next week, will limit how much wealthy individuals – like Mitt Romney – can keep in IRAs and other retirement accounts. The proposal would save around $9 billion over a decade, a senior administration official said, while also bringing more fairness to the tax code. The senior administration official said that wealthy taxpayers can currently “accumulate many millions of dollars in these accounts, substantially more than is needed to fund reasonable levels of retirement saving.” Under the plan, a taxpayer’s tax-preferred retirement account, like an IRA, could not finance more than $205,000 per year...
  • U.S. to Expand Role in Africa

    01/29/2013 6:44:52 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated January 29, 2013, 6:58 a.m. ET | ADAM ENTOUS and SIOBHAN GORMAN
    Military Pact With Niger Brings American Forces Closer to Conflict in Mali. The U.S. signed an agreement Monday with the West African country of Niger that clears the way for a stepped-up American military presence on the edges of the conflict in neighboring Mali. The U.S. and France are moving to create an intelligence hub in Niger that could include a base, near Mali's border, for American drones that could monitor al Qaeda-linked militants in Mali's vast desert north, U.S. officials said. The moves show the extent to which the U.S. and France are girding for what could be an...
  • Senate to introduce gun control bill without assault weapons ban

    02/04/2013 2:49:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 130 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 4, 2013 | Rick Moran
    If a ban can't pass the Senate, it certainly won't pass in the House. Consider the assault weapons ban a dead issue, while the ammunition limit is alive and well. Wall Street Journal: Senate Democratic leaders expect a gun bill to move to the Senate floor that includes most of the proposals backed by President Barack Obama, with the notable exception of a ban on military-style, semiautomatic weapons, a top aide to Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said.The bill would likely seek to limit the capacity of ammunition magazines; expand background checks to include sales at gun shows and...
  • Natural gas a clean transition to renewables

    02/02/2013 8:19:36 PM PST · by Bratch · 18 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Mark Brownstein
    <p>Seven years ago, I was hired by the Environmental Defense Fund to fight against more than 100 new coal-fired power plants proposed across the United States. Today, these plants are dead. New coal construction has ground to a halt, and our focus has shifted from fighting new coal plants to pressuring existing coal plants to close.</p>
  • At Toronto Film Fest, Nick Cassavetes on Incest: ‘Who Gives a Damn? Love Who You Want’

    09/10/2012 9:23:02 PM PDT · by Bratch · 11 replies
    The Wrap ^ | September 09, 2012 | Sharon Waxman
    Writer-director Nick Cassavetes unveiled his new movie “Yellow” at the Toronto Film Festival this weekend and found himself defending the main character’s incestuous love affair with her own brother. [....] Cassavetes – a maverick filmmaker whose parents are the legendary actress Gena Rowlands and actor-director John Cassavetes -- confessed he could not condemn it. “I have no experience with incest,” he told TheWrap in an interview on Sunday. “We started thinking about that. We had heard a few stories where brothers and sisters were completely, absolutely in love with one another. You know what? This whole movie is about judgment,...
  • Boiled Like a Frog

    07/26/2012 11:24:28 PM PDT · by AMP1 · 6 replies
    AmpersanArchist ^ | 2012-04-30 | Amp1
    Q. How do you boil a frog? A. Put it in a pot of cold water and turn on the heat. HaHa. LOL. Yeah, not so funny when it happens to you and me. And I have news for you, it’s happening ALL THE TIME. The heat is being turned up so slowly you don’t even realize it and soon it may be too late. This is a silly metaphor with very serious real world implications. Incrementalism is the process of making very small, but steady changes over time, chipping away at tasks, ideas, theories or beliefs. Over time, perceptions,...
  • Obama Chief of Staff: Time to Get Over Debate

    07/01/2012 9:50:52 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies
    fox8.com/CNN ^ | July 1, 2012 | Kevin Liptak
    (CNN) — Jack Lew, the White House chief of staff, said Sunday the Supreme Court decision upholding President Barack Obama’s health care measure should put to rest the national debate over the law’s practicality. Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Lew said the Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law in 2010, needs to be fully implemented before Americans assess its merit, and that detractors of the law, including Obama’s opponent in the 2012 presidential election, were using it to divide the country. “This was a plan that Gov. Romney supported,” Lew said, “and it’s something that I...
  • Stock market tanks on Supreme Court Decision (going vertical)

    06/28/2012 7:42:52 AM PDT · by quesney · 50 replies
    http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=%5EGSPC+Basic+Chart&t=1d http://chart.finance.yahoo.com/z?s=%5eGSPC&t=1d&q=&l=&z=l&a=v&p=s&lang=en-US&region=US
  • The Islamist Plan for Victory: "Gradualism"

    01/17/2012 6:26:59 PM PST · by CaptainKrunch · 9 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | January 17, 2012 | Ryan Mauro
      One of the mistakes that the West makes is that it doesn’t listen to what the Islamists are saying. If only we listened, we could hear their strategy. On November 20, Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi, the top Muslim Brotherhood theologian and arguably the most influential Sunni cleric in the world, called on Muslims to embrace “gradualism.”    The doctrine of gradualism is successful because we fail to appreciate the ability of the Islamists to be skillful political strategists. Gradualism is an intelligent form of jihad based on pragmatism, patience, long-term planning and self-evaluation. The Islamists evaluate their performance and recalibrate...
  • Déjà Vu, All Over Again?

    12/04/2010 1:57:38 AM PST · by Scanian · 19 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 04, 2010 | David Coughlin
    I don't know about you, but I voted in November to send a message to stop run-away spending, stop government expansion, and defend our country from our enemies. I voted against incumbents, both Republican and Democrats, who voted against my wishes. Yes, I celebrated with my compatriots across the country who voted the same way I did. Unfortunately I am sensing that this new class of politicians may disappoint just like the last one! Already I am getting a sinking feeling in my gut that this new crop of politicians may fall prey to the same inside the beltway disease....
  • COMMUNIST PARTY USA OFFICIALLY SUPPORTS LARGE TURNOUT AGAINST GOP AND FOR OBAMA (Their Website)

    10/18/2010 9:52:32 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 39 replies
    People's World Newspaper, Official Organ of Communist Party USA ^ | 13 October 2010 | Sam Webb, American Communist
    Title: "Sitting Out The Elections? Think Again"