FEBRUARY 18, 2008

"We repose an unwise confidence in any government, or in any men, when we invest them officially with too much, or an unnecessary quantity of, discretionary power; for though we might clearly confide in almost any man of the present age, yet we ought to ever remember that virtue is not hereditary either in the office or in the persons." -- Thomas Paine, A Serious Address to the People of Pennsylvania, 1778

COMMENT:  I received an email the other day asking where I was getting all the quotations from our countries Founding Fathers.  They are from a little book titled, "The Quotable Founding Fathers."  I have been sending them along because it is clear that our Founding Fathers had learned lessons of life, freedom, and government that are applicable to what we face today.  It would behove us to learn from their experience, rather than having to learn from our own experience those same hard won truths.  Unfortunately today's secondary and university students get no education in civics, and little in history, and it therefore may be that this country may have to relearn them from personal experience, if this country and its original ideals are to survive.

COMMENT:  Who would Reagan vote for?  We seem to be hearing that question a lot recently.  We also seem to be hearing a lot of people say they are unhappy with John McCain and therefore would vote for the Democrat, or not vote at all.  But, the answer to the question has been settled once and for all by Michael Reagan (President Reagan's son who was present for all of his fathers political career).  Michael Reagan says it was his father's philosophy to always vote for his party's candidate no matter what his personal feelings were.  It also looks like there is something else at work in the current campaign.  There are indications that it is the liberals who have been promoting the idea of conservatives not voting, or voting Democrat, if they are not satisfied with McCain's record.  The history of liberal campaign tactics is such that it is entirely believable that they would try to convince conservatives to do that.  It is in our best interests as conservatives to adopt Ronald Reagan's philosophy and vote for McCain in November.  http://www.reagan.com/column.cfm?id=55


The forgotten voter:  http://www.aspentimes.com/article/2008198091324

The liberal mantra, "gimme, gimme, gimme":  http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1972222/posts

The flat-tax in Russia:  http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_ID=15599

The liberals have not been able to produce even one example of abuse by FISA:  http://www.helium.com/tm/865959/having-several-articles-topic

Mandating the teaching of global warming:  http://www.mercurynews.com/education/ci_8269190

Voluntary tax payment fund collected $19.36 in 2006:  http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080215/METRO/253909409/1004

When Hillary loses:  http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/02/clinton_campaign_loses_class_a.html

Success in Iraq:  http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L16246810.htm

To meet "global warming standards" US needs to reduce its CO2 emissions (read jobs) by  88%:  http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/02/a_modest_sacrifice_for_the_cli.html

Anti-intellectualism:  http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/14/books/14dumb.html?pagewanted=1&ei=5087&em&en=38525b1af4915364&ex=1203397200

The Marines vs Wackytown (Berkeley):  http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/02/16/BAK4V3QAI.DTL

Boy Scouts in Britain being attacked for oath that mentions God:  http://www.cnsnews.com/news/viewstory.asp?Page=/Culture/archive/200802/CUL20080215c.html

Britain dropping some school tests because they are, "too stressful":  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/7249090.stm

Toughest gun control in the nation fails miserably:  http://www.theconservativevoice.com/article/30850.html

Obama promises drivers licenses for illegals:  http://lakeminnetonkaliberty.blogspot.com/2008/02/obama-promises-driver-licenses-for.html

Lawmakers plan to give $100millions to radical feminists:  http://forums.forbes.com/forbes/board/message?board.id=respond_marry_career_woman&message.id=11577

A message from Pat Boone:  http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=56512

This plan could totally negate the vote from the 40-45 least populous states if it differed from the top 5-10:  http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/786953,electoral021008.article

Liberalism always fails.  You'd think they'd learn:  http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/campbell/080213

High end real estate still hot if SF:  http://www6.lexisnexis.com/publisher/EndUser?Action=UserDisplayFullDocument&orgId=574&topicId=100007979&docId=l:745567776&start=83

Hezbollah salutes fallen leader:  http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=28976_Hizballah_=_Nazis&only

Liberal Democrats purposely leave us more exposed to terrorism:

Errors in global warming data:  http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_ID=15596