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  • The National Archives’ larger-than-life statues

    10/06/2019 8:23:33 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 5 replies
    The National Archives ^ | May 22, 2018 | essiekratz
    On each side of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC (on Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues), sit two 65-ton statues. Each statue is more than 10 feet high and, with their bases, tower 25 feet above the sidewalk. They were carved from 1934 to 1935, and each came from a single piece of Indiana limestone. The sculptors and carvers worked on site in temporary structures created for them. John Russell Pope, architect of the National Archives Building, used symbolism in all parts of the building, and these sculptures were no exception. Flanking the Constitution Avenue entrance, where visitors to our...
  • At a crossroads - Crisis for nation, will we stand for God and country, or surrender to socialism?

    10/03/2019 12:11:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 87 replies
    by Jim Robinson
    The massive corruption and rampant anti-Americanism unleashed by the Obama/Hillary era socialist-democrats is almost overwhelming. Corruption was top down throughout our government from President Obama and his cabinet and dept heads. Obama, Biden, Kerry, Hillary, Clapper, Brennan, Lynch, Holder, Comey, and the list goes on and on. And this corruption also runs through the congress and is covered up by the complicit leftist media. And the democrat crime family tentacles run internationally. If they ever get around to following the obvious money trail throughout the world left by Obama/Biden/Kerry/Hillary, et al, it’ll reveal the biggest government scandal ever in world...
  • Evangelicals more concerned about healthcare, economy than religious liberty, abortion: poll

    09/30/2019 7:54:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/30/2019 | Samuel Smith
    Americans with evangelical beliefs are more likely to care politically about healthcare and economic issues than they are about issues typically associated with evangelical political engagement such as religious liberty and abortion, a new survey found.“Our respondents surprised us by how little they appeared to care about stereotypically evangelical causes,” Georgetown University professor Paul Miller wrote in a white paper analyzing the survey’s findings published by the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.LifeWay Research released a new poll this month sponsored by the ERLC exploring the views of American evangelicals on politics, social civility, media consumption and their...
  • Did Slavery Create American Prosperity?

    09/26/2019 7:28:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/26/2019 | Doug Petrikat
    Recently there seem to be an increasing number of claims that American prosperity resulted from slavery. This is presented as justification for the renewed calls for reparations for slavery, which Democrats are using in an attempt to gain support as we approach the next presidential election. But did slavery actually create the wealth of the U.S.? Does this claim have any historical basis in fact, or is this a distortion of history to influence the views of voters? We should all agree that slavery is an immoral institution in which people are treated as property and work, not for themselves,...
  • Liberty students protest in wake of reports about Falwell

    09/13/2019 4:41:48 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 26 replies
    WRALTV ^ | BEN FINLEY, Associated Press
    Students at Liberty University in Virginia gathered Friday to protest in the wake of news reports containing allegations that school president Jerry Falwell Jr. improperly benefited from the institution and disparaged students in emails. Students joined together at the private evangelical university known for being an influential hub in conservative politics and held up signs calling for accountability and an investigation. Elizabeth Brooks, a junior majoring in politics and policy, told The Associated Press by phone that a recent Politico Magazine story as well as a Reuters report prompted the protest at the school in Lynchburg. She said about 35...
  • Falwell Jr. says FBI to investigate 'criminal conspiracy' at Liberty University

    09/11/2019 4:10:26 AM PDT · by DFG · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/10/2019 | Staff
    Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. told Hill.TV on Tuesday that he has begun sharing information with the FBI in what he alleged was a criminal conspiracy against him by former board members at the school. Falwell said in an exclusive interview that in the coming days the FBI will review university documents at the Lynchburg, Va., campus. He accused former colleagues of stealing school property in the form of emails and then sharing them with reporters in an effort to damage his reputation. The FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment. “Our attorneys have determined that...
  • The Europeans Keep Rejecting Liberty

    09/07/2019 8:07:51 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7 Sep, 2019 | Robert Curry
    Modern continental Europe keeps trying to solve its political problem — and then to impose its solution on everyone within reach. Recognizing this historical process can help us understand European anti-Americanism, strongest perhaps in Germany. America created the Europeans' political predicament, and we keep preventing them from adopting the solutions they come up with. America created the Europeans' political problem by the magnificent example of the American Revolution and the astonishing, world-changing success of America. In an interesting version of the story of the emperor's new clothes, rule by hereditary monarchs, hereditary aristocracies, and established churches was suddenly revealed to...
  • A new dogma has turned beliefs that once seemed common sense into hate crimes. [tr]

    09/01/2019 9:43:31 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8-31-19 | Douglas Murray
    ---- The question of what exactly we are meant to do now – other than get rich and have fun – was going to have to be answered by something. The answer that has presented itself in recent years has been to live in a permanent state of outrage. To find meaning by waging constant war against anybody who seems to be on the wrong side of a question to which the answer has only just been altered. ---- The interpretation of the world through the lens of ‘social justice’ and ‘identity group politics’ is probably the most audacious and...
  • The Wisdom of Federalism

    08/20/2019 5:50:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | August 20, 2019 | Bill Murchison
    "How Much Damage Have Republicans Done in the States?" Gosh! Worlds of damage, you'd imagine, if you're a typical client of The New York Times nursery school system, where more and more government is good and less and less government is very, very bad -- evidencing a failure on your part to appreciate the joys of governance by one's betters. The idea the Times advances is that Republicans took control of all these state legislatures in 2018 and then more or less blew the follow-up, enacting relatively few of those conservative notions the Times tends to disdain, such as minimizing...
  • "Liberty lies in the hearts of men & women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no (TR)

    08/19/2019 12:13:35 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    American Minute ^ | August 18, 2019 | Bill Federer
    "Liberty lies in the hearts of men & women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it."-Judge Learned Hand "A conservative among liberals, and a liberal among conservatives," he was not consistently conservative enough for Republican President Warren G. Harding and he was not consistently liberal enough for Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt. As a result, he was passed over several times to be a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. His name was Learned Hand, who served as a judge for over 50 years, first on New York's District Court, then...
  • From John Adams to Massachusetts Militia, 11 October 1798

    08/11/2019 1:42:10 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Founders Online ^ | October 11, 1798 | John Adams
    To the Officers of the first Brigade of the third Division of the Militia of Massachusetts Quincy - October 11. 1798 Gentlemen, I have received from Major General Hull and Brigadier General Walker your unanimous Address from Lexington, animated with a martial Spirit and expressed with a military Dignity, becoming your Characters and the memorable Plains, in which it was adopted. While our Country remains untainted with the Principles and manners, which are now producing desolation in so many Parts of the World: while she continues Sincere and incapable of insidious and impious Policy: We shall have the Strongest Reason...
  • A few words about guns and personal liberty

    08/08/2019 5:42:07 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 41 replies ^ | 8 August 2019 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
    Last weekend's mass murders in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, have produced a flood of words about everything from gun control to mental illness to white nationalism. Most of those words have addressed the right to keep and bear arms as if it were a gift from the government. It isn't. The Supreme Court has twice ruled in the past 11 years that the right to keep and bear arms is an individual pre-political liberty. That is the highest category of liberty recognized in the law. It is akin to the freedoms of thought, speech and personality. That means...
  • a more Liberty-focused and specific Constitution

    08/06/2019 12:32:26 PM PDT · by repentant_pundit · 12 replies
    United Territories of Liberty ^ | 2018 | Liberty Lifeboat Project
    Have you had enough of: U.S. Government now approaching 23 Trillion dollars in debt, and still borrowing about One Trillion more dollars every year. That’s about 3 Billion new dollars borrowed every day. Congress funding abortions with your tax dollars Government taking one-fourth of the average paycheck, while sending money to other people who refuse to work…and occasionally bailing out companies like General Motors and CIT Group, who have failed to repay billions of dollars to the taxpayers Courts forcing private business owners to fill orders that violate their ethical standards...
  • 'We are the only industrialized nation on earth that does not have government healthcare'

    07/31/2019 11:17:01 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 54 replies
    by Jim Robinson
    Yet another dingbat democrat lawmaker gets up on Fox News to lament "We are the only industrialized nation on earth that does not have [socialist] government healthcare." Yeah, and not just coincidentally we're also now the only remaining superpower on earth. We are the freest, wealthiest and most powerful nation on earth. And that is thanks to God, thanks to our Founders, thanks to our Constitution, thanks to our fighting men and women in uniform, and thanks to our statesmen who continue defending our Constitution, our nation, and our individual rights from being encroached upon by statist and socialist politicians....
  • PHOTOS: Hong Kong Protesters Embrace American Flag in Fight for Freedom

    07/30/2019 2:27:13 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 July 2019 | FRANCES MARTEL
    The American flag has become a symbol of resistance against China in the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, prominently waved throughout the city this past weekend as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets into the peaceful crowds.Millions of Hong Kong residents have participated in rallies since early June against a bill proposed in the city’s legislature that would have allowed China to extradite anyone present in Hong Kong by accusing him or her of breaking Chinese law. Under the “One Country, Two Systems” policy China agreed to when the U.K. handed Hong Kong over in 1997, Hong Kong must...
  • The Supreme Court Clinches Multiple Wins for Liberty

    07/13/2019 5:56:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | July 12, 2019 | James Burling
    The just-ended Supreme Court term went exceedingly well for individual liberty. From property rights to government agencies to offensive words, there were triumphs for individual rights and a pushback against the encroaching regulatory state.Take property rights, for example. When rural Scott Township, Pennsylvania, told the public it could trespass across Rose Knick’s 90 acres of farmland to look for alleged graves, she could get no relief out of state court. But, when she went to federal court arguing that the town took an easement across her property, she was again rebuffed based on a 34-year-old Supreme Court precedent — Williamson...
  • Big Government Is Not the Answer to Climate Change

    07/09/2019 2:44:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 8, 2019 | Nicolas Loris
    In the 1970s, Americans were told we were in a global cooling crisis and if something wasn’t done, we’d enter a new ice age. When that didn’t happen, a few decades later we were told that entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend was not reversed by the year 2000. Despite the consistent failure of these apocalyptic warnings, that hasn’t stopped climate change alarmism. We’re now being told we only have 12 years to combat climate change, and the solution is to fundamentally dismantle the system of...
  • Pledge of Allegiance: Explained by Red Skelton

    07/06/2019 12:09:38 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 21, 2016 | Red Skelton
    Today, in the whacko world of Colin ( take a knee) Kaepernick , Nike's anti-social marketing, and the puling left of the Dem Party,take a moment to get the straight shot on the Pledge of Allegiance from Red Skelton, addressing students and young people on his show: "14 January 1969. Famous American comedian, Red Skelton, explains the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, word-by-word, from a memorized lecture given to him by his 7th grade school teacher, Mr. Lasswell"
  • Don’t Tread on Me – What It Means Today

    06/27/2019 7:35:06 AM PDT · by Sopater · 7 replies
    Backyard Homesteading & Survival ^ | 6/27/19 | M.D. Creekmore
    by Jesse Mathewson · Published June 27, 2019 · Updated June 27, 2019 Of the many slogans that have been socially adopted by some as a banner, and others as the new evil to kill, the line, “Don’t tread on me” is easily among the top ten over the past few years. To find out what it means today we need to look at where it came from, and why.It is a flag, as well as a slogan, and I hope to help you understand it better.Rattlesnakes, in this case, the eastern diamondback and the timber rattlesnake, were both abundant...
  • Lyn Ulbricht-Uncaged (An Interview with Ross Ulbricht's Mother)

    06/13/2019 12:47:44 PM PDT · by OddLane
    Your Welcome ^ | 6/12/19 | Michael Malice
    Michael Malice interviews Lynn Ulbricht, who describes the government's prosecution of her son, Ross Ulbricht, and her fight for his freedom.