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How You Can Affirm Your Country Is Run By Idiots

Found at the Mb50 blog, who, in turn, found it at The Conservative Citizen, the answer to today’s question is attributed to a Jeff Foxworthy. Here, without comment is Foxworthy’s “priceless” analysis: – By Jeff Foxworthy – If you can  get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for  entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might live in a  nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots. … If  you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or to take  an aspirin in school, but not […]

The Declaration of Independence: As Relevant Today as it was in 1776

Note: This was originally posted on July 4, 2009. It’s Independence Day. I wish you all a great day, and ask you to contemplate the meaning of the holiday. To assist, here is a transcript of the Declaration of Independence. IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and […]

Why the left demonizes our Founding Fathers

Yesterday while listening to the Sean Hannity radio show a caller who identified himself as a liberal questioned why conservatives hold such a godlike reverence towards our Founding Fathers.  After all these men were nothing but rich, white, slave owners who spoke of liberty and yet enslaved a people.  You could sense the caller’s contempt towards our founders in his visceral tone.  It had a healthy dose of arrogance seasoned with anger.  He further went on to call conservatives unintelligent people who only cared about huge corporations.   Mr. Hannity let the man continue on with his rant without saying a […]

Founding Fathers’ Quotes on the People’s Right to Bear Arms

Just three days after the horrible shooting in Newtown Connecticut, progressive forces are in full “never let a crisis go to waste” mode to advance their anti-gun agenda.  They have allowed no time for mourning and are striking while the iron is hot.  It’s a selfish and shameful act that is driving the national debate towards gun control and the away from the root cause of our problem; the devaluing of human life.  I decided that the best people to help make the case for those of us who cherish America and our second amendment rights are our founding fathers.  […]

The Reason for the Second Amendment

What is the reason for the Second Amendment?  Why did the founders place in in the Bill of Rights, and why so high up on the list?  This video explains it. H/T to commenter Steve, of Cry and Howl for reminding me of this video.  We had run it here before, but given present circumstances, it’s a good idea to run it again.

The power still resides in the people…see the Founding Fathers

Last week the constitution and our individual liberties took a beating.  Rumors that Justice Roberts switched his position because of pressure from outside forces are beginning to surface.  If this is the case, and John Roberts caved because he feared how he and the court would be perceived by the left, then we are in deep trouble as a nation.  Supreme Court Justices must remain above opinions of both the left and right and examine the law strictly based on its constitutional merit.  They must do this without fear of reprisal.  This is why the founders established life time appointments […]

The Declaration of Independence: As Relevant Today as it was in 1776

Note: This was originally posted on July 4, 2009. It’s Independence Day.  I wish you all a great day, and ask you to contemplate the meaning of the holiday.  To assist, here is a transcript of the Declaration of Independence. IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle […]

Why We Fight: Unalienable Rights; Does Government Exist to Protect Rights, or to Grant Them?

Note from Matt:  Given the current political climate, I thought it might be a good idea to review some differences between the right and the left.  So, here is an article from November 2009.  Since we are about ideas, I think this is similar to the “Why we Fight” films from WW II. “A free people claims their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as a gift from their chief magistrate.” Thomas Jefferson We are engaged in an ideological struggle.  The lines are drawn cleanly between the opponents.  One is the side of individual freedom and liberty, […]

Gridlock: It's not a Flaw, It's a Feature

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The pundits often complain of gridlock, and how government cannot get anything “done” for the people.  While we would certainly argue that what is often done does little more than make matters worse, but that isn’t exactly today’s topic matter.  What we are really talking about is the fact that our Founders planned for, and sought to prevent rapid, sweeping changes to government and society.  The American Prospect, a regressive publication, t has a rather interesting article on the subject, and unintentionally makes many points for us… Washington has ground to a halt, paralyzed by a political division deeper than […]

America Was Never Intended To Be A Democracy

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Few things will cause my blood to boil more than hearing somebody touting the virtues of democracy. I am especially infuriated when I hear one of our political leaders talk such nonsense. Yet we do hear “the blessings” of democracy being preached by those in government, often by our own State Department. Our Founders did everything possible to avoid democracy in the new nation they were creating. You will not find the word democracy in the declaration of Independence or in the Constitution of the United States of America or in the constitutions of any of the  fifty states. Our Founders new very well […]

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Independence Day to all the readers and contributors at CH2.0. No long story here, just wanted to post these two videos, I think they say it all. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQdDjBAJt7c&feature=player_embedded

The Declaration of Independence: As Relevant Today as it was in 1776

Note: This was originally posted on July 4, 2009. It’s Independence Day.  I wish you all a great day, and ask you to contemplate the meaning of the holiday.  To assist, here is a transcript of the Declaration of Independence. IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God […]

George Washington’s First State of the Union Address

In a few weeks on January 25th President Obama will deliver his address to congress on the State of the Union.  I thought I would use today to take the opportunity to post the first State of the Union address delivered to congress by George Washington on this day 221 years ago.  At the time of the first address, 12 of the 13 colonies original colonies had already ratified the new constitution with Rhode Island the only hold out.  The debt from the war for independence was crippling the States and stifling economic growth.   The young nation faced serious threats to its security […]

Why We Fight: Unalienable Rights; Does Government Exist to Protect Rights, or to Grant Them?

Note from Matt: Considering how close we are to the election, I thought it might be a good idea to review some differences between the right and the left.  So, here is an article from last November.  Since we are about ideas, I think this is similar to the “Why we Fight” films from WW II. “A free people claims their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as a gift from their chief magistrate.” Thomas Jefferson We are engaged in an ideological struggle.  The lines are drawn cleanly between the opponents.  One is the side of […]

Today is Pulpit Freedom Sunday

Today, 100 pastors will intentionally violate the law.  They will advocate for political causes and candidates.  I know, it sounds like the crime of the century, but before we discuss it further, let’s take a look at the Alliance Defense Fund’s statement on the event. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Pastors participating in the Alliance Defense Fund’s “Pulpit Freedom Sunday” will preach from their pulpits Sept. 28 about the moral qualifications of candidates seeking political office.  The pastors will exercise their First Amendment right to preach on the subject, despite federal tax regulations that prohibit intervening or participating in a political campaign. “Pastors have a […]

Blog Focus: Negating the Electoral College and the Trolls that Love it

Over the years, there has been some talk from the “progressives” about doing way with the Electoral College.  I remember folks in the Clinton Administration talking about it in the 90’s.  It came back again in 2000.  Lately, there are a number of states that have been passing laws to do just that.  I first heard about this at Kristen’s Mishmash.  Here is a quote from her original article on Bypassing the Electoral College… A bill is working its way through the Massachusetts state legislature that would bypass the electoral college and give all electoral votes to the candidate who […]

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Independence Day to all the readers and contributors at CH2.0. No long story here, just wanted to post these two videos, I think they say it all.

July 4, 1776

My friends, this is what it is all about. IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to […]

DISCLOSE Act: Bloggers Beware

I actually ran across this story about the DISCLOSE Act on Hot Air.  Last week, a congressional hearing exposed an effort to give another agency—the Federal Election Commission—unprecedented power to regulate political speech online. At a House Administration Committee hearing last Tuesday, Patton Boggs attorney William McGinley explained that the sloppy statutory language in the “DISCLOSE Act” would extend the FEC’s control over broadcast communications to all “covered communications,” including the blogosphere. I decided to dig a little deeper and discovered it was very difficult to find information on this topic.  The few stories I did find revealed some very scary stuff. […]

What Would Jefferson Do?

With all that has happened in the last year and ½ you can be sure that the founding fathers have rolled in their graves. I’ve recently found it useful to suppose what Thomas Jefferson might write if he were alive today. While I cannot pretend to write with the genius he possessed, I can put to paper the spirit of what he would say; or at least my impression of it. The following is my analysis of his words, and what he might say today including his encouragements to us. When Thomas Jefferson wrote that, “experience hath shewn, that mankind […]