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  • Who Really Won the Cold War?

    04/05/2014 8:49:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2014 | Diana West
    Whether the Cold War is back, it's an apt moment to strike up a wider conversation about a couple of central questions from my book "American Betrayal." Why did the West fail to claim an ideological or moral victory at the apparent end of the Cold War? Did the West really even win the Cold War? If we go back in time and listen, we hear no consensus click over signs that an unalloyed U.S.-led triumph over communist ideology had taken place; nor do we find a sense of national thanksgiving for the forces of good -- or, at...
  • Is Soccer in the United States Really Growing?

    03/01/2014 3:53:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    US Soccer Players ^ | Charles Boehm | February 26
    It's a common question: Is soccer in the United States really growing, beyond the mere literal sense of the word? Answer: Yes and no – though even some instances of “no” actually point to “yes.” Let me try to explain, starting with a brief flyover of central Virginia youth soccer. A few months ago the Richmond Strikers and Richmond Kickers youth clubs, fierce rivals and longtime members of the US Soccer Development Academy, announced that they were merging their Developmental Academy programs into a new entity called “Richmond United". This new joint venture would pool both clubs' talent and coaching...
  • Ariz. Bill Decried As License to Discriminate

    02/20/2014 9:16:54 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 20, 2014 | MSN
    PHOENIX — The Arizona Legislature gave final approval Thursday to legislation that allows business owners asserting their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays and others, drawing backlash from Democrats who called the proposal "state-sanctioned discrimination" and an embarrassment.
  • Why China Replaces U.S. As Dominant World Superpower In Three Pictures

    02/03/2014 7:47:40 AM PST · by joeclarke · 25 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 02/03/2014 | JoeClarke.Net
  • Report: US Abortion Rate Lowest Since 1973

    02/02/2014 2:23:05 PM PST · by srmorton · 32 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | February 2, 2014 | David Carey
    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. abortion rate declined to its lowest level since 1973, and the number of abortions fell by 13 percent between 2008 and 2011, according the latest national survey of abortion providers conducted by a prominent research institute. The Guttmacher Institute, which supports legal access to abortion, said in a report being issued Monday that there were about 1.06 million abortions in 2011 — down from about 1.2 million in 2008. Guttmacher's figures are of interest
  • Canada more business-friendly than the United States now

    01/23/2014 1:57:04 PM PST · by MarkBsnr · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/22/2014 | Breanna Deutsch
    Canada, best known for its maple syrup and hockey teams, has now become a serious player on the international business stage. According to a study conducted by Bloomberg, our neighbors up north have now surpassed the United States and claimed the number two spot for the most business-friendly country. Not bad, eh? Canada’s rise to economic-stardom comes after a two year slump brought on by weak exports. The jump to the number two spot is mainly a consequence of reforms that cut the corporate income tax and the decreasing value of the dollar. “Those are two big factors,” John Manley,...
  • Which of the 11 American nations do you live in?

    11/10/2013 2:07:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/08/13 | Reid Wilson
    Red states and blue states? Flyover country and the coasts? How simplistic. Colin Woodard, a reporter at the Portland Press Herald and author of several books, says North America can be broken neatly into 11 separate nation-states, where dominant cultures explain our voting behaviors and attitudes toward everything from social issues to the role of government. “The borders of my eleven American nations are reflected in many different types of maps — including maps showing the distribution of linguistic dialects, the spread of cultural artifacts, the prevalence of different religious denominations, and the county-by-county breakdown of voting in virtually every...
  • 4 Things The US Government Accomplished In Less Time Than A Working Obamacare Website

    11/10/2013 3:30:55 PM PST · by madhatter10 · 13 replies
    CamHarris.us ^ | Cam Harris
    From the day that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act went into effect to the morning that the federal healthcare exchange went live, 1288 days passed. 3 years, 6 months, and 8 days. In all that time, our federal government could not construct a website that actually worked, and we are still waiting for a final product. Here are 4 things the United States government accomplished in less time than it has taken to build a working website: (Number 2 is pretty amazing) http://www.camharris.us/2013/11/4-things-the-us-government-accomplished-in-less-time-than-it-took-to-build-a-working-obamacare-website/
  • IRGC and the Spiritual Vacuum of Latin American Leftists

    IRGC and the spiritual vacuum of Latin American leftists The following is a glimpse of the kind of thing I often see while researching the activities of the IRGC (writ large) in Latin America. Communism fails to provide for the spiritual needs of leftwing political activists, and the Islamic Republic of Iran seems to have done a pretty good job of inserting themselves and the Khomeinist version of Shiism into that void. (Either that or the IRI is throwing lots of money around and the leftists are whores, which is certainly possible, but for the moment I'll take the more...
  • Genesis 25 - First Wrestling Match in Recorded History

    10/15/2013 9:54:39 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 17 replies
    Wrestlers of Faith ^ | 15 October 2013 | J. Northrup
    Genesis 25 - The First Wrestling Match in Recorded History In Biblical History, which is arguably the most accurate history in the world, a woman named Rebekah was pregnant with two boys; Jacob and Esau. While in the womb the two boys moved and kicked very often, almost seeming to wrestle with each other. Like many historical stories in the Bible, all of us are like one of these two little wrestlers. Rebekah prayed and asked God why this was happening. The Lord answered her and said that she was pregnant with two great nations. The older would serve the...
  • State-Level Secession Movements in the United States: Northern Colorado and Jefferson

    10/10/2013 12:37:13 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 22 replies
    GeoCurrents ^ | 10-9-13 | Martin W Lewis
    The intense political polarization of the United States is most clearly reflected by the dysfunctional nature of the federal government. At a more local scale, it is seen as well in the growing movement to create new states by splitting existing ones. Most of these cases involve the desire of people in rural, conservative counties to secede from the more liberal states in which they are currently located. A front-page story in the October 7 edition of the New York Times, for example, highlights a drive to devise a new state of “Northern Colorado.” Eleven Colorado counties will vote on...
  • Is the United States Splitting Apart?

    09/25/2013 10:24:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/25/2013 | Ben Shapiro
    In September, the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors voted to secede from the State of California. "Many proposed laws are unconstitutional and deny us our God-given rights," said one attendee at the council meeting. "We need our own state so we can make laws that fit our way of life." A few weeks later, the Modoc County Board of Supervisors voted to join Siskiyou in the new state of Jefferson, voting 4-0 to leave California. The board votes didn't mean much legally -- the federal government and state government of California would have to recognize the new proposed state of...
  • HEY CONSITUTIONAL SCHOLAR....WE'RE A CONSITUTIONAL REPUBLIC

    09/10/2013 6:36:29 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 56 replies
    09-10-13 | vanity
    Hey Mr. Constitutuional Scholar....THE UNITED STATES IS A CONSITUTIONAL REPUBLIC!!!
  • A tribute to the Gipper

    09/08/2013 11:07:30 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/8/13 | Doug Book
    This is a great, 4 minute tribute to the man we could sure use in the White House today. It’s well worth your time to remember the United States under the adult leadership of a patriot.
  • 15 Canadian things that Ted Cruz should also renounce

    08/21/2013 3:07:47 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 21, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas made headlines Monday after he indicated that he would renounce his Canadian citizenship. “Nothing against Canada, but I’m an American by birth and as a U.S. senator, I believe I should be only an American,” Cruz said in a statement. But if Cruz truly wants to prove himself a real American, he should renounce the following Canadian things. 1. Justin Bieber
  • The Rise Of The Bear: 18 Signs That Russia Is Rapidly Catching Up To The United States

    08/09/2013 11:40:13 AM PDT · by lbryce · 33 replies
    The Ecnomic Collapse ^ | August 7, 2013 | Michael Snyder
    The Russian Bear is stronger and more powerful than it has ever been before. Sadly, most Americans don't understand this. They still think of Russia as an "ex-superpower" that was rendered almost irrelevant when the Cold War ended. And yes, when the Cold War ended Russia was in rough shape. I got the chance to go over there in the early nineties, and at the time Russia was an economic disaster zone. Russian currency was so worthless that I joked that I could go exchange a 20 dollar bill and buy the Kremlin. But since that time Russia has roared...
  • Obama's United States of Pick Pocketing

    08/02/2013 8:25:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2013 | Charlotte Hays
    When the G8 summit met in Belfast earlier in the summer, one overriding ambition drove the grand panjandrums of international order: the imperative of squeezing more money out of people and corporations. Sure, these international Fagins—that’s the famed “receiver of stolen goods” in Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist—didn't quite frame the issue that way. Instead, these officials, high-living if not entirely high-minded, spoke in more mundane terms of going after “tax havens” or the need to target “aggressive tax planning.” But the real theme of the meeting was best summed up by the lyrics of Joel Gray’s famous song in Cabaret:...
  • A Quintessentially American Hall of Fame

    07/15/2013 4:27:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2013 | Jeff Jacoby
    Do you give money to charity? You do if you're a typical American. More than 70 percent of US families contribute every year, and the average household gives at least $1,000. Charitable donations in America add up to about $300 billion annually — which is more, as Arthur C. Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute points out, than the entire gross national product of Finland, Portugal, or Peru. Americans give 12 times as much to charity each year as they spend on professional sports, and almost 30 times as much as they spend going to the movies. By any yardstick,...
  • Who coined the name: 'United States of America'? Mystery might have intriguing answer.

    07/05/2013 8:48:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 07/05/2013 | By Byron DeLear
    Historians have long tried to pinpoint exactly when the name 'United States of America' was first used and by whom. A new find suggests the man might have been George Washington himself. As if George Washington hasn’t been credited enough with laying the foundation stones of the American republic, a new discovery might put one more feather in his cap. Our leading Founding Father could have been author of the country's name. The identity of who coined the name “United States of America” has eluded historians for years. Online sources vary greatly, erroneously crediting Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton,...
  • Korean native witnessed Japanese occupation, Korean War, Dies at 104

    07/05/2013 11:03:41 AM PDT · by mkboyce · 8 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 4, 2013 | Christopher Earley
    When Nah Mi Kim came to the United States in 1975, she was a survivor of years of turmoil and life experiences in her native Korea that would have been enough to break the toughest of people. But those experiences only made her stronger. Surrounded by her family, the former elementary school teacher passed away June 5 in Newport Beach at 104 years of age.
  • Who coined 'United States of America'? Mystery might have intriguing answer

    07/04/2013 4:41:48 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    As if George Washington hasn’t been credited enough with laying the foundation stones of the American republic, a new discovery might put one more feather in his cap. Our leading Founding Father could have been author of the country's name. The identity of who coined the name “United States of America” has eluded historians for years. Online sources vary greatly, erroneously crediting Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and others.
  • Horrific Video Shows Syrian Catholic Priest Beheaded by Jihadist Fighters in Front of Cheering Crowd

    07/02/2013 11:40:17 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 July 2013
    Horrific video shows Syrian Catholic priest being 'beheaded by jihadist fighters in front of cheering crowd'A Syrian Catholic priest has been beheaded by jihadist fighters in Syria, it has been claimed. The death of Franciscan Father Francois Murad has been confirmed by the official Vatican news agency. The gruesome killing has raised further concerns about the West arming rebels in the fight against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Grainy footage purported to show the 49-year-old’s death has been posted on the internet. Father Francois, was killed on 23 June in Gassanieh, in northern Syria. He had been staying...
  • Does the South Belong in the Union?

    06/28/2013 8:44:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 192 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/28/2013 | Pat Buchanan
    Is the Second Reconstruction over? The first ended with the withdrawal of Union troops from the Southern states as part of a deal that gave Rutherford B. Hayes the presidency after the disputed election of 1876. The second began with the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a century after Appomattox. Under the VRA, Southern states seeking to make even minor changes in voting laws had to come to Washington to plead their case before the Justice Department and such lions of the law as Eric Holder. Southern states were required to get this pre-clearance for any alterations in voting laws...
  • Take a Risk for Peace: Move our Embassy to Jerusalem!

    06/05/2013 4:15:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Safely re-elected last November, President Obama waited barely a month (December 4, 2012) before suspending once again the provisions of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995. That law required the United States to recognize Jerusalem as the permanent and undivided capital of Israel and to move the American Embassy there. In suspending the provisions of the act, President Obama was violating his own campaign commitments to Americans and to Israelis. As a candidate in 2008, he had said he was committed to recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s permanent capital and keeping it united under Israeli rule. Secretary of State John Kerry...
  • Qaeda Chief Warns Attacks On US In "Everyone's Reach"

    06/03/2013 2:47:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    France 24 ^ | June 3, 2013 | France 24
    AFP - Al-Qaeda's military chief in Yemen warned Americans in an audio message posted online Sunday that the Boston bombings revealed a fragile security as he urged Muslims to defend their religion.
  • Russia Increases Aid & Support to Assad Regime

    05/17/2013 2:01:22 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 8 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | May, 17th, 2013 | Timothy Knight
    After weeks of a 21st century version detente between Washington and Moscow over the declining state of affairs in Syria, and possibly looking at a joint situation to the ongoing civil war that has gripped the nation, it appears Russia has decided to stop cooperating and continue supplying their allies within the Assad regime. According to two U.S. media reports: Russia has deployed at least a dozen warships to its Mediterranean Naval base in the Syrian City of Tartus and sent a large shipment of anti-ship missiles to the Assad regime, which could be used to defend against any potential...
  • Words to four nations over Korean Peninsula tensions

    04/10/2013 8:26:48 PM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 14 replies
    People's Daily Online ^ | April 11, 2013 | Hua Yiwen
    On April 6, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed severe concern over the current tense situation on the Korean Peninsula to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon over the phone, and said Beijing "does not allow troublemaking at the doorsteps of China." In wake of the rising tensions on the Korea Peninsula, for the regional peace and stability and to safeguard China's national interest, it is necessary to address relevant sides over the issue: To DPRK: do not misjudge the situation To the United States: do not add fuel to the flames To South Korea: do not miss the focus To...
  • Implied Powers? Clearly Implied Limitations!

    04/04/2013 11:12:46 AM PDT · by Ohioan · 24 replies
    Truth Based Logic ^ | April, 2013 | William Flax
    We would suggest that it is impossible to read the United States' Constitution through, fully in context, and not see that any major implications beyond the clear specifics set down, clearly favor a limitation on, rather than an extension of, the specific functions ("powers") granted to the Federal Government. While this may be counter to what many of you have been taught by theorists in contemporary American education--or promoted by a partisan & unobjective media--we will demonstrate our point with specific reference to Article I, Sections 8, where most of the actual functions entrusted to Congress, are set forth; Section...
  • Assault on Religious Liberty (Part 2)

    04/02/2013 11:39:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    Last week, I gave 12 examples of how religious liberty has been assaulted in just the past two years in the U.S. Here are about two dozen more instances just for good measure, as reported by the Family Research Council, the office of Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., and various media outlets. --The following public institutions recently have joined the growing ranks of those that have banned the use of the word "Easter" in order to diminish or eliminate references to religion: East Meadow School District in New York, Prospect Heights Public Library in Illinois, Heritage Elementary School in Alabama,...
  • Reminder: How Mexico Treats "Undesirable" Foreigners

    03/27/2013 4:58:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    American politicians in both parties are stampeding all over themselves to pander to Mexico and adopt mass illegal alien amnesty schemes. But while the Mexican government lobbies for more "humane" treatment of illegal border crossers from their country into ours, Mexico remains notoriously restrictionist toward "undesirable" foreigners who break their laws or threaten their security.Despite widely touted immigration "reforms" adopted in 2011, Mexico still puts Mexico first -- as any country that is serious about protecting its sovereignty should and would.Article 33 of Mexico's constitution establishes the right of the president to detain and deport "any foreigner" and prohibits...
  • U.S. to U.N. diplomats: stop getting drunk during budget talks

    03/05/2013 7:59:00 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 2 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 03/04/2013 | Colum Lynch
    The U.S. ambassador for management and reform at the United Nations, Joseph Torsella, scolded his U.N. colleagues today for excessive drinking during delicate budget negotiations. The unusual censure reflected lingering American frustration with its counterparts' conduct in budget negotiations in December, which one U.N.-based diplomat compared to a circus. "There has always been a good and responsible tradition of a bit of alcohol improving a negotiation, but we're not talking about a delegate having a nip at the bar," said the diplomat who recalled one G-77 diplomat fell sick from too much alcohol. As the United States sought to rally...
  • Rancher: No, The Mexican Border Isn't Secure(Video)

    02/02/2013 6:30:54 AM PST · by Mozilla · 3 replies
    VNN ^ | January 31, 2013 | Gary Tuchman
    CNN's Gary Tuchman talks about border security with a man whose ranch sits right on the Mexico-U.S. border. The video from CNN
  • Iran Spy Network 30,000 Strong

    01/03/2013 3:07:06 AM PST · by Cindy · 18 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | January 3, 2013 4:59 am | Bill Gertz
    "IRAN SPY NETWORK 30,000 STRONG Pentagon report: Iranian intelligence linked to spying, terror attacks" SNIPPET: "Iran’s intelligence service includes 30,000 people who are engaged in covert and clandestine activities that range from spying to stealing technology to terrorist bombings and assassination, according to a Pentagon report." SNIPPET: "“MOIS provides financial, material, technological, or other support services to Hamas, Hezbollah, and al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), all designated terrorist organizations under U.S. Executive Order 13224,” the report said. The spy service operates in all areas where Iran has interests, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Central Asia, Africa, Austria, Azerbaijan, Croatia, France,...
  • The Paris of the West and the Vast Wasteland That Remains

    12/19/2012 6:53:25 PM PST · by GreenEyedGal · 10 replies
    TheBrennerBrief.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | Amanda K. Melson
    Michigan has been in the headlines recently with right-to work legislation and an omnibus abortion bill. What didn’t cause much stir is Michigan’s 2011 eighth grade education report card. The state as a whole is able to claim to be on par with the nation in reading, with 32 percent of eighth graders rating as “proficient” or better; in math, 31 percent of students ranked as “proficient” or better. Compared with national averages of 32 and 34 percent of eighth graders at or above grade-level in reading and math, respectively, Michigan’s public education system appears to be as mediocre as...
  • The Baby Bust Generation

    12/17/2012 4:28:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    FERTILITY IN AMERICA has been declining for years. According to the Pew Research Center, the nation's birth rate hit an all-time low in 2011 – just 63 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age. It was almost twice as high – 123 births per 1,000 women – at the peak of the Baby Boom in 1957. As babies and children disappear from a society, what takes their place? One answer, as journalist Jonathan V. Last observes in a forthcoming book, "What to Expect When No One's Expecting," is pets. In surveys taken from the 1940s to the 1980s, fewer...
  • United States to send troops and Patriot missiles to Turkey

    12/14/2012 3:13:07 AM PST · by John W · 49 replies
    cnn.com ^ | December 14, 2012 | CNN Staff
    (CNN) -- The United States is to deploy 400 troops and two Patriot air-defense missile batteries to Turkey in the coming weeks to defend against potential threats from Syria, defense officials said Friday. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta signed the order en route to Turkey, where he is visiting Incirlik Air Base, Pentagon spokesman George Little told reporters.
  • The Left's Propaganda War: UN Disabilities Treaty (CRPD)

    12/08/2012 4:53:22 PM PST · by GreenEyedGal · 16 replies
    The Brenner Brief ^ | 12/08/2012 | Amanda Melson
    After the Senate failed to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Senator John Kerry took to the airwaves with Chris Matthews on Hardball Wednesday, vowing to pass the measure within the first three months of 2013. and demonizing the Republicans who voted against the bill: They argued they were afraid we were giving up sovereignty of the nation and somehow the United Nations would be able to tell us what to do. Neither are true. There is no requirement in this treaty whatsoever that any law in the United States would be changed,...
  • The Treaty to Block Parental Rights - CRPD

    12/07/2012 2:22:08 PM PST · by GreenEyedGal · 28 replies
    The Brenner Brief ^ | December 5, 2012 | Amanda Melson
    Yesterday the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) failed to reach the two-thirds majority needed to ratify the treaty. The White House expressed its dissatisfaction saying, in part, “We are disappointed that the overwhelming majority of Senate Republicans today blocked the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which would enshrine American standards that have been developed through decades of bipartisan cooperation.” The treaty is an international human rights instrument of the United Nations to protect individuals with disabilities. Parties are bound Under the Convention to ensure that disabled people enjoy the same human...
  • The United States at Night April-Oct 2012

    12/05/2012 7:13:07 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 46 replies
    NASA ^ | 12/6/2012 | NASA
    This image of the continental United States at night is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012. The image was made possible by the satellite's "day-night band" of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), which detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared and uses filtering techniques to observe dim signals such as city lights, gas flares, auroras, wildfires and reflected moonlight.
  • Tell Me Again... Which Of These Nations Is Communist?

    11/20/2012 4:40:26 PM PST · by RobertClark · 21 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 11/20/12 | Simon Black
    Tax policy really tells you a lot about a government... what politicians’ values and priorities are. People can SAY anything, but in a way, tax policy is putting their money where their mouths are. For example, politicians like to talk about technology, efficiency and transparency. But just take a look at the tax code to see where they really stand. Estonia’s Taxation Act of 2002, which form the preponderance of that country’s tax code, is 43,370 words. In Canada, the tax code is close to 1 million words. And in the US, the tax code is so daunting that simply...
  • The Use of Power in the International Game of Chess

    10/08/2012 6:07:39 PM PDT · by LD Jackson · 2 replies
    Conservatives on Fire ^ | 10/08/12 | Jim Gourdie
    Those who look at history with a critical eye and those try to peel back the layers of government policies to understand the true motives behind them, understand that the face our government shows the public every day is not the only face our government has. There is a face that for good reason is not exposed to light of day, or at least is very rarely exposed. Inside and outside of our government, as well as other major powers, there are strategic think tanks that look at the world as a chess board. They look way into the future...
  • Acts of War

    10/01/2012 11:34:05 AM PDT · by Brett L. Baker · 1 replies
    Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson Once again, our nation has been attacked by the followers of Islam, the so-called religion of peace. This time their claim is a movie which depicts their prophet and their religion, in what they consider to be an intolerable manner, has sparked their outrage and their response is attacks on sovereign U.S. soil. These are not isolated events which were enacted by a few fringe elements of their society. These were coordinated and orchestrated attacks sanctioned by their religious leaders and their governments. Of course, it doesn’t stop there, it never...
  • To Serve Man

    10/01/2012 8:25:06 AM PDT · by Brett L. Baker · 4 replies
    There is a debt of service due from every man to his country, proportioned to the bounties which nature and fortune have measured to him. Thomas Jefferson Have you ever wondered what is meant by the term ‘public servants?’ I suppose these days it depends on who is either using or misusing the term. If you look at any of the signers of the Declaration of Independence or the U.S. Constitution, you will see men who believed in public service. And I will show you examples of this. I have absolutely no doubt the founding fathers of this nation knew...
  • Backwards Thinking

    10/01/2012 6:57:10 AM PDT · by Brett L. Baker · 7 replies
    A general dissolution of principals and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader. Samuel Adams The sanctioned backwards display of the U.S. flag is a perfect example of the backwards thinking of our federal and State governments, as well as our laughable policy-makers in general within the United States. The sad examples of what we call leaders, do much...
  • Public Enemy Number One

    09/28/2012 5:53:02 AM PDT · by Brett L. Baker · 10 replies
    I believe the subject of this treatise will be about an individual which a great many people consider to be public enemy number one. For those of you who have read my other treatises, I hate to disappoint you, this particular treatise will not be the scathing witch hunt which uncovers the corruptness of our so-called leadership or of any particular leader for that matter. Instead, I am going to spend the time looking into a man who much of the public seems to intensely dislike, but for whom I have a great deal of respect. While there are nine...
  • How to Legislate for Yourself

    09/28/2012 5:20:07 AM PDT · by Brett L. Baker · 4 replies
    Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of the day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematical plan of reducing us to slavery. Thomas Jefferson Has our Legislative branch of government become a mere legislature for the legislators? The only time either side of the aisle seems to be in agreement is when they legislate for themselves. Of course in regard to partisan politics the results are more egregious. But when it comes to the people of the United...
  • The Leadership of Fools

    09/26/2012 10:53:44 AM PDT · by Brett L. Baker · 8 replies
    I’m saying that when the President does it, that means it’s not illegal! Richard Milhous Nixon It has been said that a nation can be judged by the way it treats foreigners within its borders. But more importantly, a nation can and should be judged by its elected leaders and their actions. I intend to go through approximately fifty years of elected quasi-leaders known as President of the United States and examine their actions. The side of the aisle which they align themselves with is irrelevant. Partisan politics will take no part in this discussion. A simple evaluation of the...
  • The United States or Just America

    09/26/2012 10:53:06 AM PDT · by Brett L. Baker · 9 replies
    Does the United States actually exist as the country we once knew, or is this nation really just some sort of transitional nation which is or will be called America? The concept of our founding fathers, obviously, was to create a Constitutional Republic where men could pursue their dreams and live a life free from the twisted whims of tyrants. Of course, as we all know, nothing man-made lasts forever and it appears that dream is either dead or dying and at a rapid pace. I believe what we now have, is exactly what the framers fought to rid themselves...
  • On Sovereignty

    09/25/2012 4:07:21 PM PDT · by Brett L. Baker · 9 replies
    We, the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. Abraham Lincoln Are we in the United States sovereign individuals? I believe we are according to the U.S. Constitution. The purpose of this treatise is to investigate and expose the principals of not only what it means to be sovereign, but of sovereignty in general and whether the U.S. Constitution actually guarantees the individual sovereign status. This discourse will touch on the differences between republicanism, democracy and the actual make-up of the United...
  • The United States and the U.S. Constitution

    09/25/2012 2:18:22 PM PDT · by Brett L. Baker · 9 replies
    The Constitution of the United States is much more than just a piece of paper; it is a document written by God fearing men who believed in Liberty and Justice for all who are citizens of this great nation and their Posterity. While the U.S. Constitution is a guide for ourselves and for those who represent us, the U.S. Constitution is much more; it is the “law of the land” and should be viewed as such, as well as considered whenever any of the three branches of government, i.e., Legislative, Executive, or Judicial, enact new laws or perform the duties...