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  • The Role of States, as States, in the Electoral College

    12/09/2016 7:46:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 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...
  • If you can keep it Eric Metaxas

    12/06/2016 9:23:16 PM PST · by rey · 11 replies
    Has any body read Eric Metaxas "If you can keep it; The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty"? What did yo think of it? thanks
  • Thanksgiving Blessings

    11/24/2016 9:23:42 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 38 replies
    November 24, 2016 | Jim Robinson
    On this Thanksgiving Day, we can all be thankful to God for lifting up President (elect) Trump! The bickering and griping from the purists and professional conservative class who are out to prove that Trump is not a "true conservative" will go on forever, but they quickly forget that he has already saved (conserved) our nation from a one-way trip to a third-world Marxist/fascist cesspit under the rule of the godless Hillary Clinton. Let us not forget that Trump single-handedly (well, with a little help from legions of irredeemable, deplorable bigots, racists and assorted ne'er-do-wells) defeated the GOPe, the Bush...
  • Trump win resets culture war debate on abortion, LGBT rights

    11/13/2016 11:48:25 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 39 replies
    http://hosted.ap.org ^ | 11/13/2016 | David Crary & Rachel Zoll
    NEW YORK (AP) -- For the combatants in America's long-running culture wars, the triumph of Donald Trump and congressional Republicans was stunning - sparking elation on one side, deep dismay on the other. Advocates of LGBT rights and abortion rights now fear setbacks instead of further gains. But the outcome emboldened the anti-abortion movement and breathed new life into the religious right's campaign for broad exemptions from same-sex marriage and other laws. Kelly Shackelford, head of First Liberty Institute, a legal group that specializes in religious freedom cases, said that, for his cause, the environment will transform from "brutal" under...
  • Catholicity Necessary to Sustain Popular Liberty

    11/11/2016 1:08:24 PM PST · by jafojeffsurf · 33 replies
    catholicism.org ^ | Oct 1845 | Orestes A. Brownson
    By popular liberty, we mean democracy; by democracy, we mean the democratic form of government; by the democratic form of government, we mean that form of government which vests the sovereignty in the people as population, and which is administered by the people, either in person or by their delegates. By sustaining popular liberty, we mean, not the introduction or institution of democracy, but preserving it when and where it is already introduced, and securing its free, orderly, and wholesome action. By Catholicity, we mean the Roman Catholic Church, faith, morals, and worship. The thesis we propose to maintain is,...
  • Blue-sters: Welcome to living in a world of isolation

    11/10/2016 7:31:07 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | 11/10/2016
    Blue-sters: Welcome to living in a world of isolation CHICAGO - It's evidently scary and somewhat traumatizing for Liberals to realize that there's half a population in America that sees things totally different from them. And there's a sizable number in the only blue Midwestern state of Illinois, too. What Liberals don't understand is that those that see the world from a traditional conservative perspective have been fully aware of the Leftist view imposed upon them and have psychologically learned to deal with it. It has made conservatives stronger and more committed to liberty than ever as they've watched the...
  • Beijing’s Heavy Hand on Hong Kong

    11/07/2016 9:40:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    The Chinese government on Monday reinterpreted Hong Kong’s Basic Law to prevent two pro-independence lawmakers from taking seats in the Hong Kong legislature. Rather than let local courts handle the matter, Beijing intervened in unprecedented fashion, without a request from local authorities. Such heavy-handedness is certain to increase Hong Kong’s resentment of Chinese rule. Sixtus “Baggio” Leung and Yau Wai-ching were among six young activists elected to the legislature in September on platforms advocating local democracy and greater autonomy from Beijing. Some of the six support a vaguely defined “self-determination,” others a referendum on how Hong Kong should be governed...
  • Obama Has Given America A Government Of Unchecked Power While Taking Away Liberty

    10/29/2016 2:14:25 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 28, 2016 | George Leef
    Barack Obama said he wanted to transform America and in many ways he has succeeded. The problem is that his transformation has done enormous and perhaps irreparable damage to the nation by demolishing the people’s confidence that our laws will be impartially enforced. Instead of, as the Constitution requires of the president, taking care that the laws be faithfully executed, Obama and his minions have operated under a completely different concept – that the laws will be enforced (or not) with the objective of maintaining the incumbent party in power. If you doubt that, I recommend reading Liberty’s Nemesis, published...
  • EWTN: Donald Trump In His Most Revealing Interview Yet! Tonight 8:00 pm ET

    10/27/2016 7:17:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 42 replies
    EconoTimes Business ^ | Oct 25, 2016
    EWTN: Donald Trump In His Most Revealing Interview Yet! Irondale, AL, Oct. 25, 2016 -- At 8 p.m. ET, Thursday, Oct. 27, EWTN’s “The World Over” with Host Raymond Arroyo will air an exclusive interview with Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, which will be of interest to people across the United States. “He reveals the reason he switched his position on the life issue, talks about religious liberty, and speaks to women’s concerns about his candidacy. We also spoke about his prayer life, whether he has a favorite saint, and a lot more.” Said Arroyo: “Honestly, this is the most...
  • Trump critics call for crackdown on conservative media

    10/24/2016 10:56:44 AM PDT · by kevcol · 64 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 24, 2016 | Rudy Takala
    Critics of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on both the left and the right are calling for a crackdown on conservative media after the election, especially on talk radio and the Web. . . . "We need to get to a point where Hannity only has paid contributors on. He doesn't need to have elected officials on," Mackowiak said. "Someone needs to be making sure that if you want to go open $50,000 [in ads] on Breitbart, that there is, that you get a phone call that follows that up and makes clear you're not helping."
  • The Trump Revolution Deconstructed

    10/16/2016 6:57:51 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 2 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5qfqlOZ9U4 | October 15, 2016 | Youtube -SGT
    ILANA Mercer, Author of 'The Trump Revolution: The Donald's Creative Destruction Deconstructed' joins me to discuss her new book and the very real threat Donald Trump represents to the corrupt, entrenched deep state which has been in control of the US government for decades. Ilana explains, "The Trump revolution is not really about whether Clinton is worse than a Bush prototype, it's about a constitutional Mad max that we inhabit where the very structure of our liberty is dead."
  • 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...
  • Cuba upholds jailed American's 15-year sentence

    08/05/2011 3:17:04 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/5/2011 | PETER ORSI
    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's highest court upheld a U.S. government subcontractor's 15-year prison sentence for crimes against the state on Friday, ending the legal side of a case that has chilled already-icy relations between Washington and Havana. The ruling means 62-year-old Alan Gross, a Maryland native who has been behind bars for more than a year and a half, has no further judicial recourse to appeal his sentence. It leaves him, his family and U.S. officials hoping instead for a release on humanitarian grounds. Gross, who has been behind bars since his arrest in December 2009, was found guilty in...
  • Washington's Endgame: First Your Guns, Then Your Cash?

    09/18/2016 6:14:17 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 18, 2016 | Dan Joppich
    People don't even think of the American dollar much. Punch a few buttons on an ATM, and twenties appear from a drawer. We don't think much beyond what cash dollars in our pockets can buy at a particular moment. In reality, cash represents freedom – a simple freedom that millions of people around the world don't enjoy while we take it for granted. Russian philosopher Fyodor Dostoevsky in the 1800s said, "Money is coined liberty."
  • Without Life There Can Be No Liberty or Happiness

    09/15/2016 6:01:46 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/15/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    In America today the most dangerous place for a child is in the womb The document that gave birth to the United States also declared that life is the first of all rights, “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.” In America today a culture of death has overtaken us. A spirit that causes otherwise intelligent and rational people to believe in and support irrational things. With those who are aware of...
  • God-given Rights, Man-made Anti-rights, and why “Safety Nets” are Immoral

    08/23/2016 8:58:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/23/16 | Publius Huldah
    It is the dogma of our time that proponents of government “safety net” programs hold the so-called moral high ground. Accordingly, progressives preen over their own “compassion;” and many who pretend to be conservatives chime in that they too “believe in safety net programs.” But safety net programs are unconstitutional and immoral. They are unconstitutional because “charity” is not one of the enumerated powers of the federal government.1 They are immoral because they are based on a fabricated system of man-made anti-rights which negate the Natural Rights God gave us. I. The Origin of Rights and the Purpose of Civil...
  • America to hand off Internet in under two months

    08/17/2016 9:34:37 AM PDT · by PROCON · 105 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Aug. 16, 2016 | RUDY TAKALA
    The Department of Commerce is set to hand off the final vestiges of American control over the Internet to international authorities in less than two months, officials have confirmed. The department will finalize the transition effective Oct. 1, Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling wrote on Tuesday, barring what he called "any significant impediment." The move means the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, which is responsible for interpreting numerical addresses on the Web to a readable language, will move from U.S. control to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a multistakeholder body based in Los Angeles that includes countries such as...
  • Rules for Changing a Limited Republican Government into an Unlimited Hereditary One

    08/03/2016 6:53:02 PM PDT · by vannrox · 6 replies
    Constitution society ^ | 1784 | Philip Freneau
    Rules for Changing a Limited Republican Government into an Unlimited Hereditary One Volume (?) 1784-1796 Organizing the New Nation THE ANNALS OF AMERICA --------------------- Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc. 100 Philip Freneau Rules for Changing a Republic [into a Democracy, then] into a Monarchy Those who had opposed the constitution thought their fears justified by the conduct of the government that began to function in 1789. Under the aggressive leadership of Alexander Hamilton, the secretary of the treasury, economic measures were taken that favored the few, while a effective party machine was organized and the army strengthened in such a way...
  • Liberty Fading

    07/31/2016 7:56:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/31/16 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    We have withered. We have lost our will. We have allowed our complacency to place our liberty at risk. Therefore, our liberty is fading With time things wither away. We lose our youth, our friends, and our things. As with life, liberty has grown old, and is at risk of being forgotten and tossed aside. Thus, is the reality of the cycles of time. In history we can see that systems of liberty always begin with courage and virtue, only to wither away under the assault of tyrants and complacency. The Roman Republic became an empire, and the Saxons gave...
  • The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism and Western Success

    07/25/2016 10:51:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Many books have been written about the success of the West, analyzing why Europe was able to pull ahead of the rest of the world by the end of the Middle Ages. The most common explanations cite the West's superior geography, commerce, and technology. Completely overlooked is the fact that faith in reason, rooted in Christianity's commitment to rational theology, made all these developments possible. Simply put, the conventional wisdom that Western success depended upon overcoming religious barriers to progress is utter nonsense. In The Victory of Reason, Rodney Stark advances a revolutionary, controversial, and long overdue idea: that Christianity...
  • The Real Threats and Blame vs The Liberal Abstract Threats and Blame

    07/22/2016 9:28:14 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 1 replies
    The RedNeckoBlogger ^ | 07-22-2016 | RedNeckoBlogger
    WARNING! RedneckoBlogger opines! Media and Liberals are in apoplexy at Trump’s speech. This shows they do indeed occupy an alternate universe from real working folks... Trump’s strongest base! Liberals always sell fear of the ABSTRACT, while NEVER recognizing and often denying the fear of the REAL. If you fear the real threat of an ISIS nut yelling "Allahu Akbar" while shooting down gays or driving a truck through a crowd, you’re a "bigot"! If you fear an attack by an illegal immigrant felon on his 10th return from deportation, you’re a "hater". BUT... If you fear the abstract nonsense that...
  • 4th of July under Barrack Obama 2016

    07/05/2016 4:02:29 PM PDT · by vannrox · 6 replies
    SovereignMan.com | 5 July 2016 | simon black
    July 5, 2016 Cauquenes, Chile 19-year old Hannah Cohen should have been partying. Living with multiple disabilities like paralysis, partial deafness, and blindness in one eye, Hannah also suffers from a brain tumor. And five days ago, she and her mother were traveling home via Memphis International Airport to celebrate the end of her cancer treatment with the rest of her family. That’s when Hannah found out how free she really is. After her wheelchair set off the metal detector at the airport’s security lane, Hannah couldn’t hear or understand the orders that TSA officers barked at her. Confused and...
  • When Trump Fought the Racists [Lib media will suppress: DJT wanted blacks & Jews admitted!]

    07/04/2016 6:35:09 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    spectator.org ^ | 11/15/15 | Jeffrey Lord
    And so the cry went up. “Trump is a racist!” was the mocking cry from an off-stage Larry David when Trump recently hosted Saturday Night Live. The David bit was designed to make fun not of Trump but Trump’s critics. In this case a left-wing group calling itself deportracism.com which, without the slightest sense of irony, put together a thoroughly racist ad having children spewing obscenities as they proclaimed their allegiance not to America and its ideals but rather to their race. A chilling reminder of all those fresh-faced young Germans of long ago pledging allegiance to their Aryan race....
  • What Is It We're Celebrating, Exactly?

    07/04/2016 5:04:58 PM PDT · by vannrox · 16 replies
    zero hedge ^ | Jul 4, 2016 9:02 AM | Tyler Durden
    What Is It We're Celebrating, Exactly? Submitted by Eric Peters via EricPetersAutos.com,The Fourth of July has become like Christmas – a kind of ersatz celebration with forms but not much significance.What is it we’re celebrating, exactly?A historical event – the successful separation of the colonies from the British empire.The secession of the colonies. Their rejection of the arbitrary authority of the British king and parliament.Good for the colonists.What about us?Do we not also live under the authority of arbitrary government? A president and Congress?An endless conga line of bureaucrats and apparatchiks?Sometimes, we get to vote for some of them. Our...
  • Sowell: What Are We Celebrating?

    07/04/2016 11:16:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 5, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    There was a time when the Fourth of July meant something more than a three-day weekend. Speeches, writings and commemorative ceremonies reminded us of the origins and greatness of America. No matter where in the world our ancestors came from, we today are almost invariably better off because they came to America. Independence Day signified much more than one country announcing its independence from another on July 4, 1776. It represented a new form of government — freer and more accountable to its own people than the monarchies common around the world for centuries. What happened in America did not...
  • Faces of Liberty (Tocqueville's warnings to Americans)

    07/03/2016 3:45:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 1, 2016 | PATRICK J. WALSH
    The Statue of Liberty used to be the face America projected to the world. A gift from the people of France in 1886 and an emblem of how Americans saw themselves and how they wanted to be seen by the world. Liberte eclairant le monde is the name given the statue—”Liberty enlightening the world.” The female face adorning the Statue of Liberty expresses an otherworldly classical beauty and the vigilance necessary lest liberty succumb to licentiousness. Her uplifted torch symbolizes purification through illumination. Every year Hollywood has a newer face America projects to the world, a symbol of material...
  • Our Independence Day; our Second American Revolution

    07/04/2016 8:22:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/4/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Today is the day that we Americans re-proclaim our independence. The conditions we live under today are in many ways the same as those our forefathers had to endure in 1775 when they took up arms to fight to live as free people. At that crucial point in our history we had to decide to either meekly submit to the tyranny of an unelected monarchy with its oppressive foot on our throat; or stand and fight risking everything including even more oppression if we didn’t win. When we started our First American Revolution in 1775, winning was as doubtful as...
  • No-Gun List? How About a No-Abort List?

    07/02/2016 5:37:00 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/2/16 | Jonah Goldberg
    The federal government needs to compile a list of women who shouldn’t be allowed to get abortions. The criteria for getting on the list must be flexible. If an official at, say, the NIH or FBI think that a woman should be a mother for some reason or other, he or she can block an abortion. Maybe the woman has great genes or a high IQ or the sorts of financial resources we need in parents. Let’s leave that decision where it belongs: in the hands of the government.
  • The True Meaning of Liberty by Clarence Thomas

    07/01/2016 3:00:06 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 27 replies
    The Federalist.com ^ | July 1, 2016 | Ramona Tausz
    "Since well before 1787, liberty has been understood as freedom from government action, not entitlement to government benefits." [Quote #7 - in dissenting opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges.]
  • Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi's Religious Freedom Law

    07/01/2016 4:11:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    wreg-tv ^ | 7/1/16
    A federal judge blocked a controversial Mississippi law that would’ve gone into effect Friday, which would’ve allowed businesses and government employees to deny services to gay and transgender people based on religious grounds. U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves issued a 60-page opinion in which he described the Mississippi law, known as House Bill 1523, as “state-sanctioned discrimination.” “There are almost endless explanations for how HB 1523 condones discrimination against the LGBT community, but in its simplest terms it denies LGBT citizens equal protection under the law,” he wrote. He cited many
  • Multiculturalism: A Failed Concept (Walter Williams)

    06/28/2016 10:13:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 29, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that multiculturalism has "utterly failed," adding that it was an illusion to think Germans and foreign workers could "live happily side by side." The failure of multiculturalism is also seen in Denmark, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium and other European countries. Immigrants coming from Africa and the Middle East refuse to assimilate and instead seek to import the failed cultures they fled. Leftist diversity advocates and multiculturalists are right to argue that people of all races, religions and cultures should be equal in the eyes of the law. But their argument borders on idiocy...
  • Supreme Court rejects pharmacists' religious claim

    06/28/2016 8:31:33 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 28, 2016 | Reuters/Lawrence Hurley |
    Reuters) - A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal filed by pharmacists in Washington state who objected on religious grounds to providing emergency contraceptives to women. The justices, with three conservatives dissenting, left in place a July ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld a state regulation that requires pharmacies to deliver all prescribed medicines in a timely manner. Justice Samuel Alito, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Clarence Thomas, wrote a dissenting opinion saying the court's decision not to hear the case is "an ominous sign." In Washington,...
  • 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...
  • The Dangers of Federal Gun Owner Database

    06/26/2016 11:53:52 AM PDT · by dvan · 30 replies
    American Liberty Report ^ | 6/26/2016 | NA
    Hawaii is considering a law that would place the names of all gun owners in the state in an FBI database. Supporters believe it’s a groundbreaking step to make Hawaii a national leader when it comes to safe gun laws according to the AP. The idea that placing the names of legal gun owners into a federal database will make Hawaii any safer is inherently flawed. The majority of gun violence isn’t committed by law abiding citizens who purchase and register their guns legally. It’s committed by those who do not. The law will deter legal gun ownership as many...
  • “America: Still Worth Fighting For” Part 1

    06/23/2016 8:54:31 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/23/16 | KrisAnne Hall
    Our contemporary American experience seems often Orwellian. We have a Congress that denies our Rights in the name of security. We have a president who not only writes laws with his pen, but is also in the habit of rewriting history to serve his political purposes. Many patriots have expended a great deal of energy this year in the fight to see our Liberty protected and America’s greatness restored. We are all well aware that there are still many struggles ahead and mountains yet to be conquered. But let us be reminded of a hope that is rooted firmly in...
  • The 28 Principles of Liberty our Founding Fathers used!

    06/19/2016 10:26:17 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 8 replies
    Link to You Tube Video. What's missing today! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiK0bkaIT1I
  • (June 9, 2016) Johnson Rising! Libertarian Party Candidate Hits 12 Percent in New Fox Poll

    06/14/2016 9:24:28 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 53 replies
    Reason ^ | |June 9, 2016 | Brian Doherty
    The Libertarian Party's presidential candidate Gary Johnson has long insisted that the presidential debates are key to his ticket's success. And getting into the debates, through the front door anyway, requires polling at 15 percent in five (as yet unnamed) reputable national polls. He's inching closer to that goal with today's announcement of his highest even national poll total, with 12 percent from Fox. He was only at 10 in their last presidential poll including him in May. Since that poll, Clinton stayed the same against him and Trump with 39 percent, while Trump fell from 42 percent to 36...
  • Navy Orders Restrictions on Liberty, Alcohol Consumption (Japan)

    06/05/2016 9:39:51 PM PDT · by Ronin · 65 replies
    Commander, Navy Region Japan ^ | 5 June 2016 | CNIC Commander Navy Region Japan
    YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) – Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet (C7F) and Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan (CNFJ) announced temporary liberty curtailment and restrictions on alcohol consumption for all Sailors in Japan as a response to a recent trend of alcohol-related incidents detrimental to the U.S.-Japan Alliance. Effective immediately, Sailors are prohibited from drinking alcohol, on and off base. Additionally, all off-base liberty will be curtailed. Sailors who live off base will be permitted to travel to and from work and engage in official actions such as childcare drop-off and pickup, trips to the grocery store, gas stations or the gym. The...
  • The Most Powerful Wealth Generator There Is

    05/28/2016 1:46:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Arts Mechanical ^ | May 27, 2016 | JC Carlton
    Economist have a hard time understanding the causes of growth and wealth creation. For instance, economic theory, as much as it has tried, has yet to explain the industrial revolution. The weighty tomes of economists talk of “animal spirits,” or “the invisible hand” as if all that activity happens with no rhyme or reason. In the end they can’t explain or seem to understand the really important. This recent op ed in the WSJ gets it. Actually, the “we” of comparative enrichment includes most countries nowadays, with sad exceptions. Two centuries ago, the average world income per human (in present-day...
  • "Captain America: Civil War" (Movie Review/Spoilers)

    05/10/2016 2:28:10 PM PDT · by LS · 41 replies
    self | 5/10/2016 | LS
    After some unintended delays, I finally got to see "Captain America: Civil War" today. It did not disappoint. Marvel continues to roll out highly entertaining, funny, and engaging movies that nevertheless address serious issues, and not in a typical liberal-pap way. "Captain America: Civil War," is no different. To understand the film, though, one really has to have watched the previous Captain America, Iron Man, and Avengers movies. The plots are deeply interwoven and the characters introduced over a period of some seven or eight films. In the previous Captain America film, "The Winter Soldier," Steve Rogers, who has been...
  • Film review: 'Captain America: Civil War' Affirms Liberty and Justice for All

    05/09/2016 11:22:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/09/2016 | Walter Hudson
    Hollywood, typically regarded by those of us on the political right as a bastion of hedonistic leftists, has lately been flouting that stereotype. Still in theaters, Disney's The Jungle Book boasts subtle but articulate themes affirming human liberty and the value of capitalism. Dropping over the weekend from the related Marvel Studios, Captain America: Civil War likewise takes a firm philosophical stance in favor of choice over control. Its politics prove so prominent that they moved Salon writer Amanda Marcotte to denounce Captain America as "a douchey libertarian."Exploring the politics of the film will require delving into some particulars...
  • Taking Sides: The Christian's Responsibility in Civic Affairs Part 3

    05/06/2016 8:51:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/6/16 | Kevin Kookogey
    This is the third in a series of essays on the duty of Christians in civic affairs, adapted from Kevin Kookogey’s weekly radio address and podcasts at www.advancingchurch.com Below we continue our examination of questions from listeners. 4. What are the potential dangers of mixing politics and Christianity? If by mixing politics and Christianity one means establishing a theocracy, then of course that would be a danger. But that is not what Christianity is. If you fear theocracy, then you should fear Islam, which advocates an unaccountable civil power imposing Sharia without the consent of the governed. Christianity, on the...
  • Big Business Helps Squash Voters on Religious Liberty Debate

    05/04/2016 10:03:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 4/28/16 | Katrina Trinko
    When it comes to religious liberty debates, big businesses don’t want the people to decide. Or at least they don’t want the people of Missouri to decide.... ...Missouri was debating a bill that, if passed, would have gone to the people to vote on, not the governor’s desk. ....But apparently even allowing people to vote on a constitutional amendment that protected the religious liberty of both those opposed to and in favor of same-sex marriage—a bill that the citizens of Missouri were free to reject if they opposed it—was a step too far for big businesses. [Opposing religious liberty for...
  • Walter Williams: A Superior Vision

    04/25/2016 1:22:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 27, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Last month, I celebrated the beginning of my 81st year of life. For nearly half that time, I have been writing a nationally syndicated column on many topics generating reader responses that go from supportive to quite ugly. So I thought a column making my vision, values and views explicit might settle some of the controversy. My initial premise, when looking at all human issues, is that each of us owns himself. I am my private property, and you are your private property. If you agree with that premise, then certain human actions are moral and others immoral. The reason...
  • Archbishop of Havana, key figure in US detente, steps down

    04/26/2016 7:18:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Herald Online ^ | 4/26/16 | Michael Weissenstein
    Cardinal Jaime Ortega, who oversaw a warming of relations with the Communist government and played a role in the secret negotiations that led to U.S.-Cuba detente, has stepped down, the Vatican announced Tuesday. He is being replaced....
  • WATCH: 30 Mins of Pure, Unadulterated Mark Steyn Defending Free Speech/Dominating Climate Crybullies

    04/26/2016 7:16:58 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 18 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | 4/25/16 | The New Criterion
    For the New Criterion, Ben Weingarten, commentator and Founder & CEO of ChangeUp Media sits down with Mark Steyn, international bestselling author, political pundit, cultural critic and hardened climate change dissenter Mark Steyn for an in-depth interview. During their discussion, Weingarten and Steyn discuss the chilling of free speech by the climate alarmists and their enablers in the political and legal system, the stakes of the defamation suit filed against Steyn by climate scientist Dr. Michael E. Mann over a critical blog post, why it is the scientific community that resembles a racket rather than demonized “Big Oil,” the misogyny...
  • US commission weighs in on religious liberty vs. human rights

    04/21/2016 7:09:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 4/21/16 | Kim Winston
    Citing “religious liberty” as a reason for denying one class of citizens bathroom access, equal housing or services is a human rights violation. That’s the finding of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent, bipartisan agency that advises the president and Congress on civil rights matters.
  • US kicks out Cuban exile activist [Obama hates man who has been resisting Castro 50 years]

    04/20/2016 3:29:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Newsok.com ^ | 4/16/16
    Living for nearly half a century in the United States offers no guarantee that one can stay. That is the reality facing Cuban exile activist Ramon Saul Sanchez, leader of the Democracy Movement, who received a letter Thursday from the federal government....
  • Your Right (Duty) To Tell The Government NO!

    04/06/2016 6:53:16 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 6 replies
    krisannehall.com ^ | Apr. 4, 2016 | KrisAnne Hall
    KrisAnne Hall has been included on the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of anti-government extremists. If you agree with the things she teachers, you may be on that list one day yourself. If you're not already.This is a tutorial on how to deal with any government "requests" for information on your thoughts and beliefs.Please take the time to listen.If preserving your own liberty is no concern, do it to preserve the liberty of your children and grandchildren.
  • Way Over the Line

    04/03/2016 12:34:18 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/03/16 | Michael Obrendorf
    Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death! When are Americans, aka, We, the People, going to draw a red line in the sand for the Liar-in-Chief, the Fraud in the Rainbow House, the Lead-From-Behind taqiyyah Muslim and his apologists? How often are we going to sit quietly while he covers up for Muslim terrorists who savagely murder innocent Americans? How many more times must we allow him to imply that we are bigots for seeing Islam for what it is: a political/judicial system known as Shariah that uses “religion” to get submission by its followers, that is spread by barbaric...