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  • Liberty, the God That Failed Part II

    02/25/2021 3:19:00 AM PST · by otness_e · 5 replies
    The Distributivist Review ^ | February 6, 2013 | Ryan Grant
    Here I conclude my Review of Liberty the God that Failed. Part I may be viewed here. This section considers the replay of the same events of the American Revolution and the building of the “Temple of Liberty” as Ferrara calls it, and which he labels “American Revolution II”, and continue to some critiques of the work. American Revolution II: The Civil WarThe Civil War section was a challenge to those who would use the example of the South to show how the American experiment embodies tradition. Ferrara helps cut through the pro-union and pro-confederate versions of history to show...
  • Liberty The God that Failed Part 1

    02/25/2021 3:10:55 AM PST · by otness_e · 3 replies
    The Distributivist Review ^ | December 19, 2012 | Ryan Grant
    The narrative some have come to trust from talk radio or from public personalities like Pat Buchanan, Justice Antonin Scalia or libertarians such as Ron Paul and Lew Rockwell, is that it is in our best interest to return to the vision of the American Founding Fathers, who, in their estimate, were God-fearing men, lovers of liberty and risked life and limb to save their progeny from tyranny. Voting Republican, in their view, will ensure judges interpret the constitution according to original intent, protect the Church, and our free speech.There is only problem with this account. It simply isn’t true....
  • To fight ‘cancel culture,’ California state senator would make political affiliation a protected class

    02/22/2021 6:29:04 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | February 22, 2021 | by Ryan Hagen
    State Sen. Melissa, R-Lake Elsinore, is taking aim at “cancel culture” with a bill that would make it illegal in California to deny someone a job or housing because of their political affiliation. The Diversity of Thought Act, which would prohibit discrimination such as firing someone or refusing them a mortgage based on their political affiliation, is one of two bills Melendez introduced that seek to elevate political affiliation to a protected class under the state constitution — just like race, religion, disability and other statuses. The other bill would require schools to investigate bullying based on political affiliation. Both...
  • Florida is a beacon of liberty in a nation hijacked by COVID tyranny

    02/11/2021 6:34:49 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 50 replies
    The Dossier ^ | 9 Feb, 2021 | Jordan Schachtel
    Gov DeSantis has remained steadfast in the face of relentless smears and challenges. President Reagan famously touted America as a “shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere.” However, today in 2021, that beacon light has dimmed significantly, and most of America has become entirely consumed by COVID Mania, while the masses have surrendered their liberties due to a virus with a recovery rate of 99.8+%. Although most Americans and their elected leaders have failed to uphold our sacred principles, there are still pockets of brave, freedom-loving Americans who seek to continue abiding by our founding...
  • Famous Liberty Quotes That You’ll Want to Free up Some Time For

    02/09/2021 6:02:47 PM PST · by libertasbella · 9 replies
    Libertas Bella ^ | 2/9/2021 | Alex Horsman
    “Give me liberty or give me death!” – Patrick Henry, Speech to the Second Virginia Convention, March 23, 1775 “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” – George Orwell, Animal Farm (unused preface) “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” – Benjamin Franklin, Silence Dogood, the Busy‑Body, and Early Writings “This is my doctrine: Give every other human being every right you claim for yourself.” – Robert G. Ingersoll, The Liberty Of Man, Woman And Child “Disobedience is...
  • Critical Race Theory and the Racial Tribalism of Joe Biden and the Democrats

    02/07/2021 10:30:52 AM PST · by Salohcin · 5 replies
    Liberty's Corner ^ | 2/7/2021 | Nicholas Forte
    When Joe Biden delivered his divisive speech on his installation as president, he described the divisions in this country with these words: “Our history has been a constant struggle between the American ideal, that we are all created equal, and the harsh ugly reality that racism, nativism and fear have torn us apart.”Biden was partially correct when he uttered those words. America today is indeed in a struggle between those who believe in the Founding idea that “all men [and women] are created equal” and those who support a racist ideology that would plunge America into the horrors of tribalism....
  • America is nearing the last exit on the highway to Hell

    02/05/2021 4:18:59 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Michael Smith
    The metastatic cancer of “cancel culture” that has taken root in the American sociopolitical environment features a couple of mechanisms all too common in communist regimes -- purges and struggle sessions. In the former Soviet Union, it was Stalin’s practice to purge anyone he saw as a threat to his position. It didn’t matter whether the person was a staunch communist or a true believer in the revolution. If he didn’t bend to Stalin’s will, he was removed. Many people just disappeared. *snip* Stalin’s practice of purging spread throughout Soviet society. Anyone could be accused of being a counterrevolutionary or...
  • How Not to Address Our Domestic Terrorism Problem

    02/04/2021 2:14:50 PM PST · by Heartlander · 9 replies
    American Greatness ^ | February 3, 2021 | Kyle Shideler
    How Not to Address Our Domestic Terrorism ProblemAfter ignoring an entire summer of rampant political violence—where more than 30 people were killed, and America’s urban areas reportedly have suffered upwards of $2 billion in damages—we are now suddenly inundated with experts who wish to offer solutions to the problem of “domestic terrorism.”Or, rather, some domestic terrorism. It is only after the disreputable and ugly events of January 6 that we are being treated to solutions, which look more like the smashing and insulting of political enemies than serious proposals for ensuring domestic tranquility.Consider Kevin Carroll, who served as senior counsel...
  • Democrats’ Assault on Free Speech

    02/03/2021 9:26:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | February 3, 2021 | John and Andy Schlafly
    Liberals have realized that the massive support for Donald Trump and his views is not going away. As long as freedom of speech survives and distrust of the liberal media persists, Democrats are unable to capture control of the minds of the American people.First they wrongly impeached President Trump for a political speech, and now the Democrats are going full throttle to censor anyone who speaks out for ordinary Americans as Trump did.Newly elected Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is the latest target of this liberal censorship. Despite being sworn in less than merely a month ago, Greene is being...
  • Censored Dr. Goes Off On Lying Fauci, CDC and NIH

    02/02/2021 9:02:13 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    Dr. Simone Gold lays out the facts on HCH, lying politicians , government officials and big tech dictators who created a pandemic for total control.
  • Why Are Americans Naive About Evil?

    02/02/2021 5:15:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | February 2, 2021 | Eric Metaxas
    In my new book Fish Out of Water: A Search for the Meaning of Life, I write about growing up with my European immigrant parents. Much of the story is very funny — and of course true — but some of it is quite serious. That’s because my parents saw the horrors of communism up close, and in the stories they told me and my brother they helped us understand that there was real evil in the world. As we learned from them about the evils of living in places under the oppression of Marxist atheism, we also learned about...
  • Speech and Sedition in 2021

    01/30/2021 4:32:39 AM PST · by karpov · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 29, 2021 | WSJ Editorial Board
    Most Americans learn in school about flagship political excesses in U.S. history like Joe McCarthy’s 1950s inquisitions, the post-World War I Red Scare and the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798. Yet a recent Washington Post opinion piece purports to explain “what the 1798 Sedition Act got right.” The law banned a wide range of political speech and publication. It was passed by the ruling Federalists to suppress the rival Democratic-Republicans, whom they saw as seditious. The Post piece argues that though their solution was “flawed,” the Federalists had reason to worry about “unregulated freedom of the press.” We highlight...
  • Abusers & Traitors like Biden Only Derive Power if their Victims Consent

    01/29/2021 3:17:22 PM PST · by Lenora Thompson · 15 replies
    AMERICA: The Blog by Lenora Thompson ^ | 1/29/2020 | Lenora Thompson, Patriotic Writer
    Once upon a time, I found myself in an abusive situation. It wasn't my choice. I was born to a man who indulged in extreme blackout rages. Ignorant of the Age of Emancipation, by the time I was of age to flee, I was too terrified to physically leave him. He held a godlike stature in my mind. My abuser derived his only power from the consent of the abused (me). Now where have I read that phrase before? Oh yes! The Declaration of Independence. "Deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." Abusers and traitors like Pedodent...
  • Halfway to Secession: Unity on Foreign Policy, Disunity on Domestic Policy

    01/28/2021 8:26:32 PM PST · by USGreenWalls · 8 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 01/23/2021 | Ryan McMaken
    This, after all, was the original structure of the United States: it was to be a group of autonomous states united for purposes of foreign policy—and to a much lesser extent, trade. Under a regime of autonomous US states, the American state—as viewed by other global powers looking in—would not look fundamentally different. The nukes would still be where they always were. The navy won't disappear.
  • DHS Issues National Terrorism Alert for Domestic Extremists

    01/27/2021 10:27:47 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 197 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/27/2021 | Rachel Levy
    The Department of Homeland Security issued a national terrorism alert warning that violent domestic extremists could attack in the coming weeks, emboldened by the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. DHS, in an alert issued Wednesday, said violent extremists opposed to the government and the presidential transition “could continue to mobilize to incite or commit violence,” though the department said it doesn’t have evidence of a specific plot. The DHS release was part of a public alert called a National Terrorism Advisory System bulletin. The alert is the department’s first in about a year. The last such bulletin from...
  • These are the best and worst American states to live in during the current crisis

    01/27/2021 3:48:54 AM PST · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 41 replies ^ | January 26, 2021 | CLAIRE CHRETIEN
    This list is based on the availability of the Sacraments in the traditional rites, homeschooling laws, and coronavirus regulations. As the Biden regime teases another national lockdown and Americans worry about their civil liberties and the basic right to peaceably assemble, the divide between blue and red states is becoming increasingly obvious. The following is a list of what I think are some of the best and worst states for pro-life Catholics and freedom-loving Americans, based on the availability of the Sacraments in the traditional rites, homeschooling laws, and coronavirus regulations. These rankings are based on publicly available data and...
  • Gabbard warns Biden plan to root out domestic terrors could 'turn our country into a police state'

    01/26/2021 5:50:52 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Just the News ^ | January 26, 2021 - 9:44am | By Joseph Weber
    Former Democratic presidential candidate and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard on Tuesday called on President Biden and all members of Congress to "denounce" the new administration’s efforts to root out domestic terrorism, which she argues will take away Americans’ civil liberties and "turn our country into a police state." "If you don’t stand up to them now, then our country will be in great peril," Gabbard said in a series of tweets. "Trying to undermine our constitutionally-protected rights and turn our country into a police state with KGB-style "surveillance" are also domestic enemies—and much more powerful, and therefore dangerous, than the mob...
  • The tech supremacy: Silicon Valley can no longer conceal its power

    01/26/2021 11:50:07 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 17 replies
    Spectator USA ^ | 1/26/2021 | Niall Ferguson
    To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle,’ George Orwell famously observed. He was talking not about everyday life but about politics, where it is ‘quite easy for the part to be greater than the whole or for two objects to be in the same place simultaneously’. For years before the 2020 election, nearly all American conservatives were in favor of standing up to Big Tech — but most were also against changing the laws and regulations enough to make such a stand effective. And yet the threat from Silicon Valley was literally in front...
  • Joe Biden And The Death Of Free Speech

    01/25/2021 8:13:59 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 9 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 1/24/2021 | James Bovard
    The media loved Joe Biden’s inauguration: his platitude-laden speech and his calls for “unity” struck the perfect note for a Washington establishment that wants no more guff from the “deplorables.” But few commentators stooped to point out the radical changes of Biden’s big day, such as its being the first inaugural since 1865 with the military openly occupying the nation’s capital. In his inaugural address, Biden castigated “a riotous mob [that] thought they could use violence to silence the will of the people.” But politicians invoked that same mob to justify silencing protesters for miles around the inauguration. Biden also...
  • COVID-19: No decline in coronavirus infections in first days of latest lockdown, major study shows

    01/21/2021 2:35:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    SKY News ^ | January 21, 2021
    Coronavirus infections did not slow down and may have increased instead in the first days of the latest national lockdown, a major ongoing study has found. Researchers also said it will be weeks before the vaccine rollout has a substantial effect. The study from REACT-1 at Imperial College in London said: "During the initial 10 days of the third COVID-19 lockdown… prevalence of COVID-19 was very high with no evidence of decline." Programme director Professor Paul Elliot went further, saying: "Our data are showing worrying suggestions of a recent uptick in infections which we will continue to monitor closely." The...