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One of those words…

“Republic, I like the sound of the word. Means people can live free, talk free, go or come by ourselves, be drunk or sober, however they choose. Some words give you a feeling. Republic is one of those words that makes me tight in the throat, the same tightness a man gets when his baby takes his first step, or his first baby shaves and makes his first sound like a man. Some words can give you a feeling that’ll make your heart warm. Republic is one of those words.” John Wayne as Colonel Davy Crockett to Laurence Harvey as […]

Our Republic Has Become A Corrupt Democracy. Can It Be Saved?

Charles Hugh Smith is the author of several books as well as the Of Two Minds blog. If you are not familiar with his writings, I highly recommend that you make “Of  Two Minds” one of your regular pit stops. In his latest post, he talks about America being three-and-a half society made up as follows: The entrenched financial elites at the top the “half class”) The highly paid who pay most of the taxes (the “First Class”)  The working poor who pay Social Security payroll taxes and sales taxes (the “second class”) Those dependent on the State who pay no taxes […]

Types of Government Explained

For those of you new to this, or for those that want a quick lesson to show friends or family members. The video explains the types of government, and where we seem to be going…  

Taking America Back One Bit At A Time – Part 3: The Taking Of America

P art 1 of this series on Taking America Back One Bit At A Time can be found here and Part 2 can be found here. The Taking of America In Part 2, The Making of America, we left off with the delegates to the Convention producing their constitution for America and the warning from Ben Franklin that we were given a republic, if we could keep it. But, the job of constituting this new nation, The Republic of the United States of America, was not yet done.  It was now necessary to get the states to ratify the new constitution. This effort would produce the […]

Three Possible Futures for America

Conservatives, tea-partiers, libertarians, patriots, and those who still follow traditional American social or political values are currently facing three different possible scenario’s: America is still on the way up and the damage that President Obama and his Democratic allies (and some Republicans too) have done to the nation are the kind of blows that America has routinely suffered through and emerged from stronger. President Obama may be Buchanan or Hoover, but America was eventually able to (after horrible times) follow those years with some good times. If Obama wins again in 2012, this will be bad, but a future Republican […]

Arab Spring Update: Female Genital Mutilation and Necrophilia Edition

Remember the Arab Spring, that great populist uprising that would bring peace and social justice to the middle east?  And, let’s also keep in mind that radical Islamist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood were absolutely positively never going to take over, right?  Well, here are two stories that exemplify the “justice” and “freedom” that the Arab Spring is bringing to the newly liberated lands… Females to Lose Rights and Gain Genital Mutilation? It seems that some of the new MP’s in Egypt want to “advance” their culture… According to the Egyptian website Youm 7, Azza al-Jarf, a female Member of Parliament representing the […]

How Will History Judge This Generation if we let our Republic Slip Away?

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In 1787 citizens gathered outside of Independence Hall as delegates emerged after the Philadelphia convention closed. As Benjamin Franklin made his way through the crowd a Philadelphia native Mrs. Powel asked Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.” The other night when I was watching President Obama give his State of the Union address, he opened his speech talking about his grandparents and their contributions during World War II. This generation is often referred to as the “greatest generation.”  This was the generation that held the country together during the great depression.  This was […]

Judge Napolitano: Do we have a constitution?

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Do we have a constitution anymore? Can the republic be restored? Judge Andrew Napolitano and Utah Senator Mike Lee examine this topic in the below video. Please take a few minutes and watch it. Mark Levin says we are living in a “post constitution” period in America. Conservative talk show host Mike Church believes our constitution is dead and that we need to get over it.  The other day I was listening toAndrew Wilkow and he made the case that DUI checkpoints which is now commonplace in America are 100 percent unconstitutional.  Think about it, every time law enforcement set these checkpoints up to randomly pull over cars and subject […]

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 […]

Ignorance is Strength for the Left

My family taught me to never be afraid of asking the tough questions.  My Father would always say, that if it sounds too good to be true, well it probably is.  This taught me that there is no free ride and if someone tells you there is, then grab on to your wallet and hold tight.  It also made it much more difficult to sway my opinion using emotional tactics and promises of a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  I became a realist.  My Mother believed that an education combined with observation and experience, would provide […]

We Are NOT a Democracy

On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson went before a joint session of Congress to seek a Declaration of War against Germany in order that the world “be made safe for democracy.”  Since that time, people both here and abroad have been calling the United States type of government a democracy.  It is even printed in our textbooks.  It is a NOT a democracy, it is a Republic, hence the Pledge of Allegiance says: I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands. Article IV, Section 4 of the […]