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  • How can it be a state if the central government controls 86% of its land and all of its resources?

    04/22/2014 10:51:05 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 76 replies
    April 22, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Sounds like the very definition of elitism. The elites in Washington DC, most of whom have never set foot in Nevada (outside a casino), controlling what the local citizens can or cannot do on the land within their state boundaries? This is not the way America was intended to be governed. Ever heard of local control? Self-government? States rights? To many of us out here in the West, pursuit of happiness means ranching, farming, logging, mining, drilling, hunting, fishing, or just living in and enjoying God's great outdoors. It's un-American and unconstitutional for unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats in Washington DC to...
  • OUR SHAMEFUL SILENCE: The Forgotten Freedom Fighters of Venezuela

    04/21/2014 6:50:18 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 6 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | April 21, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    While much of the world has focused on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, opposition forces in Venezuela continue to battle the brutal regime of Nicolas Maduro. While opposition forces battle for their basic human rights, the world, and in particular the government of the United States has remained largely silent. In February of this year, opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was arrested by government officials on charges of "inciting unrest" for leading, at the time, peaceful protests against the policies of Nicolas Maduro and his ruling United Socialist Party. Despite the overriding belief that he was being held illegally, few world...
  • Patriots needed now more than ever to defend Liberty!! [Freepathon thread XVII]

    04/21/2014 11:30:34 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 384 replies
    Regarding the Boston Bombing and the Bundy Ranch invasion: The nation is getting a wake-up call. Bombs and gun battles in the streets. Heavily armed federal police forces declaring martial law and locking down neighborhoods and huge swaths of land in desert communities. Heavily armed federal land "management" and forest "service" agencies using military grade weapons and tactics to collect civil "debts" and threatening to "shoot" innocent men, women and children who get in their way. And then corrupt U.S. mob senators who are in on the take and who are perpetrating the destruction of America have the audacity to...
  • Bunkerville Intelligence Thread

    04/17/2014 5:48:51 PM PDT · by Mariner · 166 replies
    Folks, with Harry Reid calling the Bunkerville patriots "Domestic Terrorists" who are endangering children by putting them "out front", and with April 19th approaching I thought I would open this thread.With Jim's permission I ask all Nevada Freepers (potentially SoCal too) to report gathering Federales and unusual Military movements in the area. Keep a particular eye around Nellis AFB and especially Creech AFB (Predator Drones). If you see something, say something. Asking for tolerance and indulgence from the admins to put this on the Front Page News bar.
  • Bundy ranch dispute with federal land agency draws variety of foot soldiers

    04/14/2014 12:27:02 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 102 replies
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | April 13, 2014 | By BEN BOTKIN
    BUNKERVILLE — Cliven Bundy’s fight with the Bureau of Land Management over the federal agency’s roundup of his cattle attracted a diverse group of foot soldiers: fellow ranchers, Las Vegans and militia and patriot groups were among them. Their battle cry is the U.S. Constitution and liberty. They fear the federal government overstepping its bounds at every turn. This concern, in their view, applies to those from all walks of life, be it a rural Southern Nevada rancher or a militia member from northern Montana. Ultimately, the Bundy protest — which was defused Saturday when federal land officials agreed to...
  • First Amendment freedom can't survive 'war on women' mobs

    04/14/2014 11:42:02 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 5 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 14, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    Shouldn’t college students know as much about American civics as they do about pop culture? Media Research Center TV went to American University last month to find out, discovering few who could name a single U.S. senator or the number of senators from each state. But most knew the Oscar-winning song “Let It Go.” Equally surprising are polls showing only one-quarter of Americans can identify Joe Biden as the vice president or name more than one of the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment (religion, speech, press, assembly, petition). Just under a quarter of Americans could name all five...
  • Bundy Ranch Standoff: Meet the BLM thug who tackled a 57-year old woman

    04/14/2014 4:55:33 AM PDT · by demshateGod · 122 replies
    Grumpy Opinions ^ | PUMABydesign001
    Bundy Ranch Standoff: Meet the BLM thug who tackled a 57-year old woman. (See my post entitled, “Margaret Bundy Houston Tells Town Board of Being Tackled by BLM: Feds Take Cattle Watering System.”) His name is Michael Roop. Roop is a State Staff Ranger for BLM, Oregon and to put it mildly, on the internet, this punk with a gun, badge, pepper spray and a K-9 is trending.
  • Citizens Rise Up – The Real Nevada Story the Media Won’t Show You (Video)

    04/13/2014 12:20:16 PM PDT · by montag813 · 286 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-13-2014 | Gina Cassini
    Nevada Standoff: April 12th - A historic day when the people rose up and forced tyrants to retreat.by Gina Cassini | Top Right News The media's version of the end of the Bundy Ranch siege is that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) simply "left" the ranch and "returned" the cattle out of the goodness of their hearts. CBS News even outrageously reported that the BLM "released the cattle to help restore order and avoid violence"! This despite widely-seen video of BLM thugs tasing Bundy's son and shoving a pregnant woman to the ground. And the protesters never threatened violence in any way...
  • Breathe Deep, America, While Liberty Is in the Air

    04/13/2014 7:53:00 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 6 replies
    Citizens for a Sound Economy, Washington, D. C | 1998 | Arthur P. Hall, II
    Breathe Deep, America, While Liberty Is in the Air   By Arthur P. Hall, IIMr. Hall is director of research, Citizens for a Sound Economy, Washington, D. C "By liberty, I understand the power which every man has over his own actions, and his right to enjoy the fruit of his labor, art, and industry, as far as by it he hurts not the society, or any member of it, by taking from any member, or by hindering him from enjoying what he himself enjoys. The fruits of a man's honest industry are the just rewards of it, ascertained to...
  • We Are Not Partnering With Benny Hinn, Liberty University Clarifies

    04/09/2014 5:13:40 AM PDT · by wonkowasright · 13 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 4/8/2014 | Rae Powell
    Liberty University, in response to a heated Internet firestorm over the Benny Hinn Ministries' Liberty University Institute of Biblical Studies (LHBI), issued a statement regarding its firm lack of association with the Pentecostal televangelist:
  • Let's cut Yasiel Puig some slack

    04/06/2014 3:45:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 5, 2014 | Dan Le Batard
    Dodgers outfielder's antics are those of one young man's first taste of freedom Before you pile on atop irresponsible diva-punk-jerk Yasiel Puig, absorb a few random stories about the difficulties in his kind of transition: • Luis Castillo once set off a fire alarm in an American hotel, thinking it was a shampoo dispenser... • Rene Arocha felt his knees give -- actually felt faint and almost passed out -- the first time he walked into a grocery store and saw so many aisles of food...
  • Charles Koch Fights Back: Not with character assassination, but a formula for liberty

    04/05/2014 8:56:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/05/2014 | Larry Kudlow
    Is it too farfetched to connect the dots between a brilliant Wall Street Journal op-ed by Charles Koch, the chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, and the continued sluggish recovery in jobs, business investment, and the overall economy? I don’t think so. In his piece, Mr. Koch seems to make a plea for a big dose of free-market capitalism. He argues, “The central belief and fatal conceit of the current administration is that you are incapable of running your own life, but those in power are capable of running it for you. This is the essence of big government and...
  • Suburban Detroit teacher contract gives hiring preference to non-Christians

    03/20/2014 10:58:33 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 36 replies
    Cain TV ^ | March 20th, 2014 | Dan Calabrese
    Quite a find yesterday by Michigan Capitol Confidential, which is a publication of the free-market Mackinac Center for Public Policy. In Ferndale, Michigan, which is directly north of Detroit, the contract between the school district and the teachers union contains a clause that gives hiring preference to members of certain groups - mostly ethnic minorities. But the Ferndale school officials and their union have an interesting way of defining a minority, and if you're a Christian, you might want to look elsewhere for a teaching job: Should there be two (2) or more of these applicants with equal qualifications for...
  • Gun enthusiasts build their own weapons [Ares Armor: background from 2013]

    03/17/2014 2:53:59 AM PDT · by deks · 16 replies
    FOX 5 San Diego ^ | January 29, 2013 | Misha Di Bono
    As gun sales skyrocket across the country, an Oceanside shop that let’s you build your own guns says its business is booming too. Ares Armor offers gun enthusiasts a novel way to exercise their 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. “Under the Gun Control Act of 1968, an individual can make a weapon for personal use, but not for sale or distribution,” said Ares Armor owner Dimitrios Karras. It’s legal and his business is through the roof. “We are flooded with orders right now,” he said. Ares Armor allows customers to buy all the parts needed to build a weapon....
  • "April Morning" - April 19, 1775: The first day of the American Revolution (Movie Review)

    10/29/2013 5:44:13 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | August 22, 2001 | John Elsegood
    This is simply a gem of a movie based on Howard Fast's excellent 1962 novel,( which I still have), of the first day of hostilities between colonists and Britain. There may have been bigger blockbusters made about the American Revolution (The Patriot, Revolution etc) but to me this under- rated 1988 film is a true classic, capturing the quintessential decency of American colonial village life in Lexington and the developing tensions and conflict on that fateful day of 19th April 1775. I agree with the 2 previous reviewers that this film is a great teaching tool. It shows many things:...
  • The Future of the Tea Party

    03/06/2014 12:44:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2014 | Matt Towery
    As one of the first to chronicle and applaud its rise, I am not ready to pronounce the death of the tea party movement. But there are plenty of reasons to believe that what was a concerted and focused force in politics is becoming more that of a less focused and more diffused effort. Some who have created their political fortunes under the tea party mantel, particularly its "leaders" in various parts of the nation, refuse to accept that what remains a great overall philosophy is no longer a "party" with which vast numbers want to identify. That has been...
  • Obama’s “Right to Worship” Ushers in New State Religion

    02/27/2014 2:16:39 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 27, 2014 | Rev. James V. Schall, S.J.
    The constitutions or laws of many nations provide for what is called “religious liberty.” In practice, this liberty is under severe restrictions in numerous countries, if it exists at all. The fact is that no one can really talk about religious freedom without examining what the “religion” holds. Grace builds on nature but does not contradict it. No religion, without further discussion, can simply believe anything at all. Some minimum criterion of order and right is presupposed to this freedom to follow religion’s teachings or one’s conscience. Concern about “fanaticism” is legitimate, even when such fanaticism is rooted in...
  • Why conservatives are in trouble

    02/22/2014 6:59:10 AM PST · by rktman · 63 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2/21/2014 | Patrice Lewis
    In last weekend’s column about the built-in absurdity endemic in Obamacare, I stated my thesis that elements within the United States government are making a serious and concerted effort to bring about America’s downfall and that the only way to stop it is to stand in their path, united. But so far conservatives haven’t done this. That’s why we’re in trouble.
  • Please Allow US to RETORT

    02/22/2014 4:09:53 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Summary of the week's conservative news/opinion at Reaganite Republican...
  • Ukraine Facing Civil War: Lviv Declares Independence from Yanukovich Rule

    02/20/2014 9:33:24 AM PST · by Blackyce · 192 replies
    International Business Times ^ | February 19, 2014 12:49 PM GMT | Gianluca Mezzofiore
    Ukraine's western region of Lviv has reportedly declared independence from the central government.Hours after protesters seized the prosecutor's office in central Lviv and forced a surrender by interior ministry police, the executive committee of the region council - also called the People's Rada – claimed control over the region. Reuters A portrait of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich burns near the destroyed building of the security service in Lviv "The regime has begun active military action against people. Dozens of people have been killed in Kiev and hundreds have been wounded. Fulfilling the will of society, the executive committee of the...
  • The FCC Plan To Police The Newsrooms [Team Obamugabe's Totalitarian Hopes]

    02/19/2014 4:41:18 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    investors.com ^ | 2/13/14
    <p>First Amendment: The FCC has cooked up a plan to place "researchers" in U.S. newsrooms, supposedly to learn all about how editorial decisions are made. Any questions as to why the U.S. is falling in the free press rankings?</p> <p>As if illegal seizures of Associated Press phone records and the shadowy tailing of the mother of a Fox News reporter weren't menacing enough, the Obama administration is going out of its way to institute a new intrusive surveillance of the press, as if the press wasn't supine enough.</p>
  • "LIBERTY RALLY" SET FOR TULSA FEB. 23, 2014

    02/19/2014 3:02:08 PM PST · by calypgin · 13 replies
    Day of Resistance Tulsa ^ | February 19, 2014 | calypgin
    News Release: February 18, 2014 GRASSROOTS GROUPS TO "RALLY FOR LIBERTY" Several grassroots groups are set to gather on a large scale to "Rally for Liberty" against what is seen as growing Tyranny in America. On Sunday, February 23, Day of Resistance Tulsa will host the Rally at the Green Country Event Center, 12000 E. 31st St., Tulsa, 1:00-4:00pm. For generations politicians, Republicans and Democrats, and unelected bureaucrats have been passing unconstitutional laws, but the last few decades these laws have become increasingly intrusive on our personal freedoms. We are now spied on in our homes, on the internet, on...
  • Poem for Peter and Paul

    02/19/2014 12:35:35 PM PST · by FiddlePig · 2 replies
    RedNeckoBlogger ^ | 2-19-2014 | RedNeckoBlogger
  • One More Freedom Fighter

    02/18/2014 9:19:12 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/18/14 | David Dunnington
    The world teeters on the precipice of entering either a lasting era of darkness, or an era of jubilant rebirth and renewal. If just one more voice is required to fuel the flames of freedom, which I believe is the path to the latter, I offer my voice for that cause. Just like so many of you across this once and still great nation, I am jaded by the lack of representation, despite an ever burdening sea of regulation and taxation, as well as a cultural assault which seeks to undermine our traditions and drive a wedge between every demographic...
  • Ted Cruz Is the Symptom, Not the Disease

    02/14/2014 3:36:39 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | February 14, 2014 | By Robert Schlesinger
    Ted Cruz seems to be becoming something of a Republican bogeyman. One can imagine Republican lawmakers trudging home and telling their recalcitrant kids that if they don’t brush their teeth and go to bed, Ted Cruz is going to bring a mob of torch-bearing tea partiers over to take them away. But they should remember that Ted Cruz is a particularly irritating symptom, not the problem. [snip] But make no mistake: He’s riding a wave of sentiment, not causing it. If there was no Ted Cruz someone else would fill that role; it might be someone in the Congress, like...
  • Patrick Henry’s Speech to the Virginia House of Burgess, Richmond, Virginia March 23, 1775

    02/13/2014 4:55:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Lit2Go ^ | January 1817
    No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope that it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen, if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part I consider it...
  • FR is pro-God, pro-Life, pro-family, pro-constitution, pro-limited government. Period!!

    02/03/2014 11:43:22 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 184 replies
    February 3, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    FR is pro-God, pro-Life, pro-family, pro-constitution, pro-limited government and will remain that way. Regardless of any consequences!! You're either with us on this or against us. Moderation is not the solution, it is the problem!! We do not surrender, we do not retreat, we do not negotiate or compromise on our unalienable rights to Life and Liberty or our sovereignty!! Karl Rove and the GOP-e moderates and all like them can KMA!! You cannot moderate evil, you fight it!!
  • 41st anniversary of Roe v Wade, ie, liberal/progressive extremism gone wild. [FReepathon XI]

    01/22/2014 11:12:30 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 587 replies
    We are reminded as we pass the 41st anniversary of Roe v Wade of where the immoral godless extremism of the liberal/progressive movement leads. Roe is responsible for the slaughter of more than 55 million babies in our country - more than 1.3 million a year. Life has been the standard for all civilized societies throughout the history of mankind. With few exceptions, only in godless totalitarian societies run by ruthless kings or dictators would you find governments wantonly slaughtering millions of its own citizens. In modern times that would be leftist/fascist dictators such as Lennon, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol...
  • “Contextualization” and the Corruption of the Church

    01/22/2014 9:57:35 AM PST · by HarleyD · 2 replies
    Grace To You ^ | Sept 22, 2011 | John MacArthur
    It should be clear that modern church marketers cannot look to the apostle Paul for approval of their methodology or claim him as the father of their philosophy. Although he ministered to the vilest pagans throughout the Roman world, Paul never adapted the church to secular society’s tastes. He would not think of altering either the message or the nature of the church. Each of the churches he founded had its own unique personality and set of problems, but Paul’s teaching, his strategy, and above all his message remained the same throughout his ministry. His means of ministry was always...
  • For the Weak I Became Weak

    01/22/2014 4:49:37 AM PST · by HarleyD · 10 replies
    Grace To You ^ | Sept 20, 2011 | John MacArthur
    In 1 Corinthians 9, Paul models self-sacrificing love toward unbelievers. He explains his willingness to forfeit personal liberties and accommodate himself for the sake of the gospel. He’s already mentioned two groups of people in the first section of this chapter—Jews and Gentiles. Paul was willing to forego his apostolic freedoms in order to reach both races. But racial application was only the beginning. In verse 22, Paul mentions a third group: “To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak.” Who are the weak? In Pauline theology this expression refers to overscrupulous Christians—immature believers who don’t...
  • For the Gentiles I Became a Gentile

    01/21/2014 5:49:18 PM PST · by HarleyD
    Grace To You ^ | Sept 14, 2014 | John MacArthur
    As long as it did not violate God’s Word or compromise the gospel, Paul was willing to accommodate himself to his audience. As we noted in the last post, that was certainly true of his Jewish audience. But Paul didn’t stop with the Jews. He demonstrated the same heart of sacrifice toward the Gentiles—all for the sake of the gospel. Going back to the ninth chapter of 1 Corinthians, you read in verse 21, “To those who are without law, [I become] as without law, though not being without the law of God but under the law of Christ, that...
  • Washington's Farewell Address 1796

    01/21/2014 8:18:49 AM PST · by Renfield · 8 replies
    Avalon Project ^ | 1796 | George Washington
    Friends and Citizens: The period for a new election of a citizen to administer the executive government of the United States being not far distant, and the time actually arrived when your thoughts must be employed in designating the person who is to be clothed with that important trust, it appears to me proper, especially as it may conduce to a more distinct expression of the public voice, that I should now apprise you of the resolution I have formed, to decline being considered among the number of those out of whom a choice is to be made. I beg...
  • For the Jews I Became Jewish, Part 2

    01/21/2014 3:19:07 AM PST · by HarleyD · 4 replies
    Grace To You ^ | Sept 12, 2011 | John MacArthur
    When Paul wrote, “To the Jews I became as a Jew … to those who are under the Law, as under the Law” (1 Corinthians 9:20), he was not talking about accommodating the message. He was simply saying he would not jeopardize his ability to preach the message by unnecessarily offending people. Several illustrations of that principle appear in the New Testament. In our last post, we looked at the example of the Jerusalem Council. Out of love and concern for Jewish unbelievers, the council asked new Gentile converts to abstain from engaging in cultural practices that the Jews found...
  • PROPOSED MISSION STATEMENT, AMERICAN SPRING 2014 (MARCH ON WASHINGTON)

    01/20/2014 8:45:44 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 170 replies
    Jan 20, 2014 | By Laz A. Mataz and usconservative
    “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” – Ronald Reagan, 1961 As we, the American people, see our rights diminishing and our Constitution violated daily, we have become alarmed. We will fight to preserve our freedoms, as Ronald Reagan warned us to...
  • Tax cuts opponents say cuts won’t work (AUDIO)

    01/20/2014 7:44:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Missouri Net ^ | 1/20/14 | Bob Priddy
    Opponents of the Republican priority tax cut proposals say they won’t generate the economic development that supporters proclaim.  Three proposals are soon to be headed to the Senate for debate.  Proponents say cutting taxes will leave more money in the pockets of businesses that will hire more employees and create more tax income offsetting the tax cuts.  They claim other states are growing after tax cuts.   Critics say those comparisons are apples and oranges. One of the critics is former state budget director Jim Moody, who says the big cuts in Kansas that are so attractive to Missouri Republicans are...
  • Liberty in Christ

    01/20/2014 3:38:48 AM PST · by HarleyD · 16 replies
    Grace To You ^ | Sept 6, 2011 | John MacArthur
    It is crucial that you understand the nature of Christian liberty. As a Christian, you are not under law, but under grace (Rom. 6:14). Freedom from the law certainly does not mean that the principles of righteousness revealed in the Old Testament law are now nullified. It does not mean that the Ten Commandments have no application to your present life. It does not mean that you can subjugate God’s holy standards to personal preference. It obviously does not mean you are free from any moral requirements. What does it mean? It means that Christians are not bound to observe...
  • Supreme Court Schedules Arguments for Hobby Lobby Religious Liberty Case

    01/13/2014 8:20:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/13/2013 | Michael Gryboski
    The United States Supreme Court has officially scheduled oral arguments for what many believe will be a landmark case regarding religious liberty. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., a Midwest crafts retail chain, will get to present oral arguments against the Department of Health and Human Services' "preventive services" mandate on Tuesday, March 25. Owned and operated by a Christian family who hold religious objections to providing abortion-inducing drugs to its employees, Hobby Lobby is represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. At stake is the extent to which the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA) applies to Hobby Lobby...
  • Obamacare and the Assault on Individual Liberty

    01/12/2014 7:03:41 PM PST · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Jan 11, 2014 | Peter Berkowitz
    It is an odd juncture in American politics when the president of the United States and the leading intellectual narrators for his political party are keen to ridicule individual liberty and limited government, cornerstones of the American constitutional tradition, as being outmoded and driven by contempt for minorities and the poor. Such conserving of liberty, according to Hannan, is urgently needed today. For us, though, the major threat comes neither from self-aggrandizing kings nor from foreign dictators, but rather from progressive elites who, in defiance of the historical record, depict the Anglosphere as uniquely culpable for the world’s ills and...
  • Ted Cruz continues anti-D.C. crusade in North Texas

    01/11/2014 11:45:03 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | January 11, 2014 | Anna M. Tinsley
    ALLEN — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz believes liberty is under assault, opportunity is crumbling and President Barack Obama’s administration is “utterly lawless.” But he declared Saturday that he remains full of optimism about the future. “The American people and only the American people can and will turn this country around,” Cruz told a crowd of more than 1,000 people gathered for a Freedom Rally at the Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church in Allen. “In the last couple of years, we have seen something extraordinary. “We have seen the rise of the grassroots,” he said. “We have seen it here in Texas....
  • LIBERTARIANISM & LIBERTY - COMPATIBLE WITH CHRISTIANITY SOCIALISM - COMPATIBLE WITH NEITHER

    01/10/2014 1:14:42 PM PST · by crazylibertarian · 36 replies
    I have always been resentful of authority, with an attitude to 'the authorities' of 'who died and made you God?' I've always believed that freedom is only possible within the Judaeo-Christian tradition.
  • Equality Versus Liberty

    01/08/2014 5:11:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2014 | John Stossel
    resident Barack Obama says income inequality is "dangerous ... the defining challenge of our time." The pope is upset that capitalism causes inequality. Progressives, facing the failures of Obamacare, are eager to change the subject to America's "wealth gap." It's true that today, the richest 1 percent of Americans own a third of America's wealth. One percent owns 35 percent! But I say, so what? Progressives in the media claim that the rich get richer at the expense of the poor. But that's a lie. Hollywood sells the greedy-evil-capitalists-cheat-the-poor message with movies like Martin Scorsese's new film, "The Wolf of...
  • Parting Company

    01/01/2014 4:35:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    Here's a question that I've asked in the past that needs to be revisited. Unless one wishes to obfuscate, it has a simple yes or no answer. If one group of people prefers strong government control and management of people's lives while another group prefers liberty and desires to be left alone, should they be required to enter into conflict with one another and risk bloodshed and loss of life in order to impose their preferences on the other group? Yes or no. My answer is no; they should be able to peaceably part company and go their separate ways....
  • A Calcifying Mediocrity [accommodation with the statist must end]

    01/03/2014 6:36:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Ricochet ^ | January 3, 2014 | Dave Carter
    Whatever the merits or demerits of Mark Steyn's recent play on the old Rat Pack "fruit cordial" joke (I still think it's a funny one), events down in Miami have underscored the wisdom of the old line that, "Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana." Yesterday, Pasco County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the home of Phillip Joseph Smolinsky, 36, at the behest of his live-in girlfriend who complained that Mr. Smolinsky had thrown a banana at her. Au Contraire, retorted Phillip, it was his girlfriend who flippantly flung the flying fruit at him! But the evidence was...
  • Natural Law and the Legitimate Authority of the United States

    01/02/2014 9:29:03 AM PST · by DWar · 10 replies
    David J Shestokas Blog ^ | March 15, 2013 | David J Shestokas
    Government needs a basis to exercise authority over people. Citizens must accept government authority. A government lacking acceptance of the people over whom it exercises authority will not endure.
  • E-Cigarettes - Public Health Crisis Or Smoker's Friend

    01/01/2014 8:36:15 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 36 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/01/14 | LD Jackson
    This will be one of those posts where my inner libertarian comes closer to the surface. When I see our governments, both local, state, and federal, begin to interject itself into an issue where it should be limited, I can't help but wonder why they are traveling this route. Case in point would be e-cigarettes. I venture into this arena with little or not technical or scientific expertise. I know nothing about e-cigarettes except what I have learned from my own research and from watching some of the people I am around during my daily work. At least two men...
  • [Vanity] When will the 1st Qtr 2014 FReepathon start

    01/01/2014 12:57:45 AM PST · by re_nortex · 120 replies
    1/1/14 | Self
    When will the New Year's first FReepathon get underway? Although the all-important purpose is to raise funds to support Conservative activism for this great pro-God, pro-life, pro-gun and pro-liberty site, it's also great fun to exchange comments with FReepers and to see enjoy cat pictures! :)As Jim says, let's get 'er done.
  • Evangelicals & Catholics Together: In Defense of Religious Freedom (vs. Islam, Secularism)

    02/17/2012 12:49:27 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 27 replies
    First Things ^ | March 2012 | Evangelicals and Catholics Together
    Eighteen years ago, this fellowship of Evangelical and Catholic pastors, theologians, and educators was formed to deepen the dialogue among our communities on issues of common concern, to explore theological common ground, and to offer in public life a common witness born of Christian faith. Since our founding in 1994, we have addressed, together, such important public policy questions as the defense of life, even as we have proposed to our communities patterns of theological understanding on such long-disputed questions as the gift of salvation, the authority of Scripture, and the call to holiness in the communion of saints. We...
  • Religious Liberty Homily

    02/27/2012 8:08:12 AM PST · by mkmensinger · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2-5-12 | Youtube
    Religious liberty homily
  • This should be the new symbol for anyone who continues (shockingly) to support President Obama...

    12/26/2013 1:30:05 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-26-13 | The Looking Spoon
    What would we call them?Handicapped? Disabled? Both words apply perfectly here.How about Liberty Challenged?Whatever it is, this would be their symbol...
  • Gary Johnson announces libertarian Super PAC

    12/13/2013 9:34:44 AM PST · by kobald · 7 replies
    The Examiner ^ | December 12, 2013 | Karl Dickey
    2012 Libertarian Party presidential nominee and chairman of the Our America Initiative, Gary Johnson announced yesterday the formation of a 527 Super PAC called Our America PAC. The new Super PAC has the goal of supporting and ultimately getting into elective public office, principled candidates committed to smaller government, fiscal conservatism and individual liberty... Yesterday, Johnson said of the new Super PAC, “From the realities of government-run healthcare setting in to the continuing disclosures of the breadth of NSA’s domestic spying, more Americans than ever are ready to take a serious look at candidates who offer real alternatives to business-as-usual....