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  • What Calvin Coolidge Said On The Declaration of Independence’s 150th Anniversary

    07/04/2020 5:16:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 4, 2020 | The Federalist Staff
    To honor the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, President Calvin Coolidge gave a stirring speech on the values of faith and freedom that rings like a bell today. The following speech commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence was delivered on July 5, 1926, by Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States. It has been abridged from the original._______________________Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaWe meet to celebrate the birthday of America. Â… Whatever may have been the impression created by the news which went out from this city on that summer day in 1776, there can be no...
  • The Survival Of Representative Democracies

    04/21/2020 2:32:53 PM PDT · by DonSpies.US · 23 replies
    DonSpies.US ^ | Monday April 20th, 2020 | Don Spies
    The United States of America was founded to free the inhabitants of the 13 original colonies from England and the tyranny of a distant king, George III. Thus we are loath to restrict the actions of other individuals unless we perceive a threat to the freedom of others in those actions. My question is as follows, "Is there a point at which a citizens ignorance of the principles of government would prohibit their voting in elections ?"
  • So, the Democrats say the states have a right to defy the federal government. Is this a bad thing?

    01/08/2019 3:39:19 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 67 replies
    Jan 8, 2019 | by Jim Robinson
    The democrats say the states have a right to defy the federal government when it comes to NOT enforcing immigration laws they don't like. Does this mean the more conservative states have a right to defy the federal government in regards to enforcing laws they don't like? 'Legalized' abortion on demand or same-sex marriage, for example. How about gun control laws? Is there any federal law that states MUST enforce even if they don't like it? Can cities and states pass sanctuary one man, one woman marriage laws? Sanctuary pro-life laws? Sanctuary gun rights laws? Sanctuary free religion laws? Sanctuary...
  • Gun Dynamics Launches First-Ever Crowdfunding Platform for Firearms and Firearm Products

    04/25/2018 11:45:35 AM PDT · by confederatecarpetbag · 5 replies
    Gun Dynamics ^ | April 25 | Gun Dynamics
    On this 243rd anniversary of the "shot heard around the world," Gun Dynamics (GD) is starting a new revolution in the American firearms space. Founded in response to the firearm product blackouts held up by all major crowdfunding platforms, Gun Dynamics exists to provide firearm innovators and inventors a platform to showcase their products and raise capital within a community of engaged gun enthusiasts.
  • President Ronald Reagan Radio Address to the Nation on Prayer in Schools

    03/28/2017 11:22:29 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies ^ | February 25, 1984 | President Ronald Reagan
    My fellow Americans: From the early days of the colonies, prayer in school was practiced and revered as an important tradition. Indeed, for nearly 200 years of our nation's history, it was considered a natural expression of our religious freedom. But in 1962 the Supreme Court handed down a controversial decision prohibiting prayer in public schools. Sometimes I can't help but feel the first amendment is being turned on its head. Because ask yourselves: Can it really be true that the first amendment can permit Nazis and Ku Klux Klansmen to march on public property, advocate the extermination of people...

    09/12/2014 2:53:59 PM PDT · by fhuxtable · 11 replies ^ | September 7, 2014 | Fulton Huxtable
    "If you accept the basic premises of the enemies of freedom, you will lose the debate. And, if you do so, you may very well lose, not only your freedom, money and property, but your very life."
  • Texas AG to Land-Grabbing Obama BLM: ‘Come and Take it’

    04/22/2014 3:30:02 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    TPNN ^ | April 22, 2014 | By Todd Cefaratti
    Tensions between states’ rights supporters and the federal government remain high after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) retreated last week at the Bundy Ranch after a tense standoff with hundreds of supporters, many of whom were armed. The Bundy Ranch situation has escalated little over the course of 20 years, but finally, the BLM stepped too far when they claimed dominion over thousands of acres of land in Nevada and began seizing Cliven Bundy’s cattle. The response by patriots throughout the country was swift and awe-inspiring as citizens flocked to the middle of nowhere to support the rancher, including...
  • Father So Heartbroken About Daughter Held at Hospital Against His Will (truncated title)

    02/20/2014 9:19:39 AM PST · by CSM · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 17, 2014 | Liz Klimas
    The last time Lou Pelletier spoke with his 15-year-old daughter was Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day. For this father of four, though, the day held a different meaning for his youngest valentine: It marked one year since she was taken and placed in a psychiatric ward against her parents’ will. “We need help,” Lou Pelletier told TheBlaze in an exclusive interview, explaining why he made the decision to break a judge’s gag order and talk about the situation. “I’m trying to save my daughter’s life,” he said. “While still being able to live,” Jessica, one of Justina’s older sisters, added....
  • Restaurant Faces Investigation For Offering Church Discount

    07/05/2012 4:17:13 PM PDT · by onlylewis · 81 replies ^ | 6/5/2012 | By Todd Starnes
    A family-owned restaurant in Pennsylvania is under a state discrimination investigation for offering a ten percent discount for diners who present a church bulletin on Sundays. The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission confirmed there is an investigation against Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen in the town of Columbia. The complaint was filed by John Wolff, a retired electrical engineer. “I did this not out of spite, but out of a feeling against the prevailing self-righteousness that stems from religion, particular in Lancaster County,” Wolff told the York Daily Record. “I don’t consider it an earth-shaking affair, but in this area in particular,...
  • 92% Favor Strict Limits on Government To Protect the Individual

    04/18/2012 9:31:13 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 23 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Voters believe too much government power is a dangerous thing and put a very high value on protecting the rights of the individual. Sixty-five percent (65%) of Likely U.S. Voters agree with the statement that a government powerful enough to do everything you want is also powerful enough to take away everything you have. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that only 23% disagree with that statement. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure about it. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on April 16-17, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports....
  • Report that a bill has been passed to prohibit any protest of the President

    03/13/2012 4:51:50 AM PDT · by Ab Alius Domitor · 95 replies
    Fox News | 3/13/2012
    I admit I am on drugs for a messed up back but I was watching Fox and Friends News this morning and heard that congress had passed a bill making it a felony to protest the President or any one with Secret Service protection. Was I dreaming this or did anyone else hear this? I went to their web site after I heard it but I can't find anything. Please help me Freeper's before I lose my mind and move to some 3rd world country!!!
  • Extremism in Defense of Equality

    02/08/2012 4:10:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | February 8, 2012 | Mike Adams
    The more often liberals speak on the topic of same-sex marriage, the more illogical their arguments become. Of course, the worst arguments come from liberal professors because they talk about the subject to the point of obsession. And the worst of the worst come from English professors steeped in postmodern orthodoxy. A recent letter to the editor by North Carolina English professor Dick Veit is illustrative. Dick writes the following (in italics). I respond intermittently. Students considering a major in English at a secular university should read his words carefully: If you can’t claim that your own marriage would be...
  • Justice Ginsburg to Egyptians: Look to the Constitutions of South Africa or Canada, Not to the US ..

    02/02/2012 3:30:12 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 51 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 1-30-12 | Al-Hayat (Egypt)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which aired on Al-Hayat TV on January 30, 2012. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: It is a very inspiring time - that you have overthrown a dictator, and that you are striving to achieve a genuine democracy. So I think people in the United States are hoping that this transition will work, and that there will genuinely be a government of, by, and for the people. [...] I met with the head of the elections commission. I think that the first step has gone well, and that elections...
  • Justice Ginsburg to Egyptians: Look to the Constitutions of South Africa or Canada, Not to the US

    02/03/2012 2:27:14 PM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    MEMRI ^ | January 30, 2012 | Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    Video at Link.
  • One Cheer for Democracy

    12/19/2011 9:09:14 AM PST · by varialectio · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 17 December | Jeff Lipkes
    snip Here is the historian W.H. Lecky: No fact is more incontestable and conspicuous than the love of democracy for authoritative regulation[.] ... The great majority of the democracies of the world are now frankly protectionist, and even in free-trade countries the multiplication of laws regulating, restricting, and interfering with industry in all its departments is one of the most marked characteristics of our time... The expansion of the authority and the multiplication of the functions of the State in other fields, and especially in the field of social regulation, is an equally apparent accompaniment of modern democracy. This increase...
  • Undermining the Attorney-Client Privilege

    10/05/2011 9:06:34 PM PDT · by ARCLights · 3 replies
    Business Rights Watch ^ | Oct. 4, 2011 | Alexander R. Cohen
    Should a lawyer be able to represent both a corporation and its employees? If a corporation’s executives and other employees can’t trust the company’s lawyer not to cooperate in their prosecution, how can anyone speak openly to that lawyer on behalf of the corporation? These, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers argued, were among the questions raised by the Third Circuit’s decision in United States v. Norris, which the Supreme Court this week declined to review. Morgan Crucible Co. had waived its attorney-client privilege as part of its cooperation with an antitrust investigation by the Department of Justice, and...

    07/07/2011 8:04:51 AM PDT · by Jerrybob · 4 replies
    Co-worker and I were discussing the fact that it is quite a leap for many people to admit to themselves that Obama is corrupt enough and evil enough to be INTENTIONALLY harming this country. Then my wife and I recently watched this movie on dvd: POWERFUL movie documenting the true story of a woman's fight against a very corrupt LAPD in the 1920s. Stars Angelina Jolie, directed by Clint Eastwood. Shows just how corrupt and self-serving elected officials can be.
  • Bond v. U.S., A Most Important Victory for Federalism

    06/20/2011 12:02:57 AM PDT · by ForGod'sSake · 80 replies · 2+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 18th, 2011 | Clarice Feldman
    The Goldwater Institute is praising yesterday’s unanimous Supreme Court decision in Bond v. U.S.: Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court issued one of the best and most important decisions ever on federalism.  The Court unanimously held that not just states but individuals have standing to challenge federal laws as violations of state sovereignty under the 10th Amendment. This decision is as radical in the direction of liberty as the New Deal was radical in the direction of socialism. Click here to read the decision. In short, freedom advocates like us just got a green light from the USSC to bring more cases under the...
  • NYC Council Bans Smoking In Parks, Beaches

    02/02/2011 4:12:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies ^ | 2/2/11 | CBS
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Smokers have just one message to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council members: butt out of our business. “We’re outside. We should have freedom to smoke,” City Hall Park smoker Harvey Forbes told CBS 2’s Magee Hickey. By a vote of 36 to 11 on Wednesday the City Council approved a bill to ban smoking in all city parks, beaches and pedestrian plazas. “People who have made the decision not to smoke have civil liberties too and their health and their lives should not be negatively impacted because other people have decided to smoke,” Council Speaker...
  • Letter: Banning Sharia law similar to ban on polygamy

    11/23/2010 9:16:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | November 17, 2010 | Jim Williams
    Muneer Awad (Your Views, Nov. 14) referred to Sharia as a set of rules that “guide” the daily life of Muslims. He further said that no government should “intrude on any religious community's right to practice its faith.” Would this exclude a ban on polygamy? Should Kalona, Iowa, allow Amish law? Should the Wiccan community be as respected as the Muslim community? The Constitution wasn't written to protect minority (or community) rights. It was written to protect individual rights. I can no longer exercise the way of life in which I grew up. I can't smoke where I please. A...