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  • I Joined FR 22 Years Ago (June 28th, 1998)

    07/01/2020 5:59:26 AM PDT · by usconservative · 150 replies
    Self ^ | 06/28/2020 | USConservative
    I cannot believe I missed my own anniversary. I joined FR 22 years ago, during the height of the Clinton Impeachment. So many great memories. Met Henry Hyde with some local Illinois Freepers, protested Clinton when he was here in Chicago (He turned around and looked at us when I yelled "How's Monica's throat?") and so much more. Hoping some fellow Class of '98'ers chime in and let me know they're still here.
  • Oregon Emergency Bill Would Suspend Due Process Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    06/24/2020 9:36:20 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 24, 2020 | Jeff Reynolds
    Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D-Portland) convened the Oregon legislature into emergency session on Wednesday, which is expected to last two or three days. The agenda has several bills, including HB 4212. That bill includes a clause written by Martha Walters, the chief justice of Oregon’s Supreme Court, at the request of Brown. This clause will allow Walters to suspend due process for up to sixty days if she deems it necessary during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of the legislature reining Gov. Brown in after her illegal orders under the CCP coronavirus pandemic, they have proposed to expand...
  • How Beautiful We Were

    06/24/2020 7:02:12 AM PDT · by Politically Correct · 17 replies
    American Digest ^ | 23 Jun 2020 | VANDERLEUN
    How Beautiful We Were by VANDERLEUN on JUNE 23, 2020 A short list. In no particular order. We told our children that any child could grow up to be President. And then we made it come true. We had car shows, boat shows, beauty shows and dog shows. We ran robots on the surface of Mars by remote control. Our women came from all over the world in all shapes and sizes and hues and scents. We actually believed that all men are created equal and tried to make it come true. Everybody liked our movies and loved our television...
  • We can't trust SCOTUS to give us liberty and self-governance

    06/21/2020 12:12:51 PM PDT · by Nateman · 52 replies
    Convention Of States ^ | June 18, 2020 | Convention Of States
    By now you've heard about this week's decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court. Conservative Review's Daniel Horowitz sums them up well in a piece entitled, "Conservatives get massacred by fake 'conservative' SCOTUS": Within 35 minutes today at 10 a.m. Eastern, what some thought was the most conservative Supreme Court of all time concocted a fundamental right to transgenderism in the context of labor law, erased the Second Amendment, and interfered with a state death penalty case, but declined to interfere with a California law that criminalizes law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration agents. Taken in totality, the “conservative” legal movement,...
  • Washington Post Devours It's Own at Elite's Stalinist Halloween Party Blackface Debacle

    06/18/2020 7:10:39 AM PDT · by qwertyz · 11 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | June 18, 2020 | Rod Dreher
    A stupid costume choice at a Halloween party two years ago is front-page news in the newspaper of record in the capital city of the Empire? What on earth? ... I read it first with bemusement at the moral panic, and then finally, with horror over what we are doing to ourselves.... Honestly, what kind of white idiot shows up in blackface these days? Granted, this was 2018, but blackface was extremely taboo then. That’s what Schafer’s joke was about: how Megyn Kelly got herself in a world of trouble by suggesting that blackface was not that big a deal....
  • Clinton Says Females Are Superior Leaders [semi-satire]

    06/17/2020 9:40:31 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 June 2020 | John Semmens
    Using the COVID pandemic as an illustration, unsuccessful presidential candidate Hillary Clinton boasted that "women are superior leaders. Out of all the governors called upon to deal with the virus the one who stands head-and-shoulders above the rest is Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan. She is my hero." "Gov. Whitmer was quicker than anyone else to recognize that ordinary people are incapable of making wise decisions on their own," Clinton asserted. "She was the first to neutralize individual self-reliance and the most thorough in establishing the widest authoritarian control ever seen in America. Her ruthless enforcement of her executive directives is...
  • How Defunding The Police Endangers American Lives, Liberty, And Property

    06/16/2020 8:40:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 16, 2020 | Joshua Lawson
    The government does a lot that is absurd, foolish, and wrong, but the last thing we should cut is the state’s role in protecting our lives and property. The government does a lot that is absurd, foolish, and wrong, but the last thing we should cut is the state’s role in protecting our lives and property.
  • Tucker Carlson: Cultural Revolution has come to America – brainwashing underway

    06/06/2020 9:53:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 6, 2020 | Tucker Carlson
    Every cult has the same goal: the utter submission of its members. Cult members surrender everything. They give up their physical freedom – where they can go, who they can see, how they can dress. But more than that, they give up control of their minds. Cult leaders determine what their followers are allowed to believe, even in their most private thoughts. In order to do this, cults separate people from all they have known before. They force members to renounce their former lives, their countries and their customs. They allow no loyalty except to the cult. The first thing...
  • What is needed? Law and Order? Or Reassertion of Liberty?

    06/05/2020 6:32:54 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 10 replies
    America is the light of freedom to me. What is happening now breaks my heart. The thuggery of SOME of the "protesters" against what seems to be the brutal and unnecessary murder of George Floyd has now gone way beyond the damage of the original alleged crime in lives lost and all the other harm done. In response Pat Buchanan has quoted Edmund Burke: "Society cannot exist unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of...
  • 6 Ways That COVID-19 Shows How Elections Matter

    05/31/2020 6:02:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2020 | Debbie Wuthnow
    COVID-19 has dominated every aspect of our lives, and in fact, it’s even revealing why the upcoming elections matter. At iVoterGuide, we hope these six reasons will encourage you in your passion for our country’s government. Reason #1: COVID-19 reminds us that elected officials can make life and death decisions.In America, “we the people” govern, and we get the government we deserve. Elected officials can make life and death decisions that affect massive numbers of people, the viability of the entire economy and the future of generations. Elections aren’t just about “politics.” They are about life, death and the future....
  • ‘Americans Don’t Get Ruled’ – Illinois Judge Unloads on Pritzker’s Stay-at-Home Order (total knockdown)

    05/26/2020 9:46:16 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 19 replies
    RedState ^ | May 26, 2020 | Susie Moore
    Lost in the shuffle of the Memorial Day holiday weekend — unusual, though it was — an Illinois judge unloaded on Governor J.B. Pritzker’s still-in-effect stay-at-home order this past Friday. I’ve written previously regarding the significant distinction between Chicago — and even Springfield — and “outstate” or “downstate” Illinois. This judge’s decision further highlights that great divide. The back story: State Rep. Darren Bailey, a Republican from the state’s 109th District, filed a lawsuit against Pritzker in April, asserting that Pritzker’s stay-at-home order unfairly affected the residents of his home county. Clay County Judge Michael McHaney issued a temporary restraining...
  • Contact Tracing is Orwellian: Government Will Track You and Everyone Near You – For the Greater Good

    05/28/2020 3:06:58 PM PDT · by A44MAGNUT · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/28/2020 | Joe Hoft
    They will track you and tell you what you can and cannot do. You will be a puppet of the state. You must do what they say for the greater good. Freedom will be lost forever.
  • Curtis Sliwa defies de Blasio no-swimming order in front of Parks cops

    05/24/2020 12:39:39 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 24, 2020 | Reuven Fenton and Kate Sheehy
    Curtis Sliwa hopped into the water off Coney Island on Sunday, defying Mayor Bill de Blasio’s no-swimming order — and mocking hapless city Parks Department cops who watched him from shore as a crowd cheered him on. The mayor had warned last week, “Anyone tries to get in the water, they’ll be taken right out of the water,” while also threatening summonses for violators as the city battles to keep the coronavirus under control by banning swimming for now. But Sliwa, dressed in a wet suit — and his trademark red Guardian Angels beret — strolled into the surf and...
  • Contact tracing: the next authoritarian frontier

    05/24/2020 6:36:35 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 24 May, 2020 | Carol Brown
    Oh, joy! “Contact tracing” is ramping up. Under the guise of concern for public health, contact tracing allows the left to continue their totalitarian advance, as the federal government leaves it up to states to develop these intrusive measures Contact tracing + tech overlords = We are tracking your every move, we know where you are, and we will deliver tyranny to your front door. SNIP Whitmer noted that it’s critical that people answer their phone for this to work and so you can be informed that you’ve had contact with someone who’s had contact with someone who’s had contact...
  • The new authoritarian State's dream has come true thanks to the repulsive word "lockdown"......

    05/24/2020 5:23:50 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 15 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 5/23/2020 | Peter Hitchens
    We will never get out of this now. It will go on for ever. We will not be free people again. Even when we seem to be free we will be like prisoners on parole, who can be snatched back to their cells at a moment's notice. I think I now understand why this period has come to be known by the repulsive word 'lockdown', an American term which describes the punishment of rioting convicts in a penitentiary, by confining them to their cells for long periods. I hate this word, because it does not seem to be to be...
  • OUR CONSTITUTION VERSUS THE LAMP POST

    05/21/2020 12:58:10 PM PDT · by windhover · 7 replies
    Vanity- Seattle Times ^ | 5/21/2020 | windhover
    The French have a saying that has its origin and meaning in revolution: "We obey tyrants until we hang them from lamp posts". Later-on the Guillotine was invented to carry out this principle more effectively. Fortunately, in America we have an option to the annihilation of tyranny by lamp post. We have the Constitution of the United States of America that guarantees our freedom,the right to live, equality under the law, the separation of powers, and elections to throw the tyrants out.
  • Elon Musk: Politicians 'who stole our liberty' should be 'tarred, feathered & thrown out of town!'

    05/16/2020 12:44:15 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 73 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 16, 2020 | By Spencer Neale
    The founder of Tesla thinks that "politicians and unelected bureaucrats" who have abused their power during the coronavirus pandemic deserve to be punished for their decisions to shut down state economies across the country.
  • KY Church Mandates Removed

    05/15/2020 6:22:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 5/14/20 | Liberty Counsel
    Gov. Andy Beshear may no longer discriminate against churches for religious gatherings – whether those gatherings be in-person or in the parking lotBULLITT COUNTY, KY – Yesterday, the federal District Court acknowledged that to the extent there are differences between its injunction issued Friday evening and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ injunction issued Saturday, on behalf of Maryville Baptist Church, the latter takes precedence. In his Friday injunction, District Judge Hale ruled: “The Governor and other Commonwealth officials are ENJOINED from enforcing the ban on mass gatherings as to in- person services at Maryville Baptist Church so long as...
  • Gov. Jay Inslee retracts requirement that diners provide contact info when restaurants reopen (WA)

    05/15/2020 11:11:03 PM PDT · by steve86 · 51 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 15, 2020 at 6:13 pm
    When dining rooms in Washington start to reopen in the coming months, restaurants will not be required to record customers’ contact information after all. In a walk-back of a controversial component of the restaurant reopening guidance issued earlier this week, Gov. Jay Inslee’s office issued a statement on Friday evening “clarifying” that the state will not require customers to provide their contact information when they go out to eat. Instead, businesses are asked to maintain a list of customers who voluntarily do so.
  • Why Chinese Students Studying In America Need To Learn Shakespeare

    05/15/2020 7:25:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 15, 2020 | Nathan Stone
    It’s absurd to claim Cotton was saying Shakespeare was American simply because he said Chinese students should learn about the playwright 'from America.' Shakespeare understood ordered liberty. To repurpose words from “Macbeth,” social media and politics are “sound and fury, signifying nothing.” For proof, look no further than the response to Sen. Tom Cotton’s claim that Chinese students who study in American universities should not be taught quantum computing.Instead, Cotton said, “If Chinese students want to come here and study Shakespeare and the Federalist Papers, that’s what they need to learn from America.” He called it a scandal that American...