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JANUARY 25, 2010
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- To show you enough of the abuses of liberalism that you will get involved.
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"By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation." - Edmond Burke
"Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you." ~ Pericles, 430 B.C.
"There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies as against despots. What is it? Distrust." ~ Demosthenes: Philippic 2, sect. 24
"It is weakness rather than wickedness which renders men unfit to be trusted with unlimited power." ~ John Adams, 1788
"The free man will ask neither what his country can do for him nor what he can do for his country." Milton Friedman
The people must also be self-assertive. They must have the spirit of the old Revolutionary War flag: "Don't tread on me!" They must be vigilant against those, at home or abroad, in or out of government, who might wish to trample on their rights. They must be courageous and manly, with a sense of honor, so that in hard times they will stand up and fight, and not slink away slavishly so as to avoid trouble and danger.
Thomas G. West and Douglas A. Jeffrey, The Rise & Decline of Constitutional Government in America
The most important moral of all is that excellence is where you find it. I would extend this generalization to cover not just higher education but all education from vocational high school to graduate school. We must learn to honor excellence, indeed to demand it in every socially accepted human activity, however humble that activity, and to scorn shoddiness, however exalted the activity. An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent philosopher. The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because philosophy is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water. --- John William Gardner (1912 - )
Our Founding Fathers were greatly influenced by a rather lengthly treatise on the subject of freedom, The Spirit of Laws, by Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, published in 1748. You can read it for yourself at: http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=837&Itemid=27
"Hey, Congress, was THAT loud enough?"
Want a measure of the current Administration's degree of ignorance about things economic? How about this? White House spokesperson says, "We turned the economy around.": http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/01/24/jarrett_we_turned_the_economy_around.html
Obama ignores Massachusetts defeat and vows to continue to proceed in opposition to the public's wishes: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/23/us/politics/23obama.html?hp
A house built from fog: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/end_of_cowardly_lyin_mRWfJbYLRlOqRxirNUoCxO
Campaign contributions and free speech: http://www.gallup.com/poll/125333/Public-Agrees-Court-Campaign-Money-Free-Speech.aspx
Flip - flop - flip - flop: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/01/barney_franks_flip_flop_on_fan.html
In California over the past decade pension costs for public employees increased 2,000%. State revenues increased only 24% over the same period. Yet the unions want still more:
GOVERNMENT CANNOT CREATE JOBS:
Global warming movement continues to come undone: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article6999051.ece
Who does Obama look to for inspiration?: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/barackobama/7063125/Barack-Obama-looks-to-Bill-Clinton-for-answers.html
"English only" under fire: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/60296
When promiscuity becomes no big deal: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Parenting/story?id=7693121&page=1
PITIFUL! Using a teleprompter when speaking to 6th graders (OR - "are you smarter than a 6th grader?). Sheeeeesh!: http://www.riehlworldview.com/carnivorous_conservative/2010/01/is-this-obamas-pet-goat-moment.html
And it's even worse in the areas of Chicago where Obama worked as a Community Organizer..... much, much worse: http://www.quincynews.org/business-news/illinois-unemployment-tops-11-percent.html
3/4 of Americans think stimulus money was wasted: http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/01/25/poll.stimulus.money/index.html?eref=rss_politics
Government takeover of GM and Chrysler has been a near disaster while Ford sales are up about 35%: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/01/the_secret_to_ford_motors_succ.html
"Congress shall make no law......" http://biggovernment.com/2010/01/23/a-resounding-defense-of-the-first-amendment-congress-shall-make-no-law/
Libs have plan to say anything in order to get healthcare passed.... and then change it to what they really want: http://newsmax.com/Headline/pelosi-reid-healthcare-obama/2010/01/24/id/347820
He was their most strident proponent and defender, and now....: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704509704575019162391608940.html?mod=e2tw#articleTabs%3Darticle
Our embarassment: http://www.enterstageright.com/archive/articles/0110/0110distractedstupidity.htm
Dishonoring the REAL heroes: http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/22304874/detail.html
We need economic expertise and we're getting incompetence: http://prairiepundit.blogspot.com/