Democrat thinking since 1792. Don't you know it, baby!
There is a right way to think about and a right way to do something about the mess that American has become. We cannot and should not despair. Rather, we should decide and declare our commitment to live liberty and to pass on the Blessings of Liberty to our posterity.
Elections to decide who will control Congressional majorities in the House and Senate are less than seven weeks away, and this calm before the political storm is as good a time as any to analyze the state our government’s most powerful branch—the people’s Congress. Specifically, why exactly do we have two chambers that are elected the same way, with one being less accountable to the people and yet more powerful than the other?
When Benjamin Franklin was asked, following the Constitutional Convention, what kind of government our new nation would have, he replied, “a Republic, if you can keep it!” If you asked the average citizen today, most believe we are a democracy. Few people understand the significant difference between a democracy and a republic, and yet this is one of the most fundamental principles that we must embrace today in protecting freedom.
As I was reading and reflecting on George Washington's Farewell Address of 1796 today, it hit me like a soft ton of bricks how prescient President Washington was some 218 years ago. He warned against and soundly condemned the behavior that has unfortunately become the very heart and soul of the "Republican" agenda today.
Does it drive you crazy when you hear politicians and talking heads refer to America as a “democracy”? If it does, I sympathize with you. And so do the founders. What didJames Madison, our fourth President and the man they call the “Father of the Constitution,” say about democracies?
I see the militant atheists are continuing their war against God and the Christian foundation of America. Their latest kick is a "Don't say the Pledge" crusade, ostensibly about making the Pledge of Allegiance more inclusive...except for the 76-80% of Americans who say they believe in God.
Any time you read anything from the "mainstream" media, you should always, always, ALWAYS read the entire article and give it serious thought before accepting the article's claims as truth. A case in point is this article from the Daily Mail today with a headline that claims: "Humans AREN'T inherently evil: Scientists debunk famous Milgram study that found people obey orders no matter what".
I have often remarked in recent years that the American people now blissfully put up with far, far, FAR more taxation and oppression than we rebelled over in 1776. Frankly, we owe King George an apology.
It wasn’t always like this. My father grew up plowing with mules, as had his father and his father and his father back and back into the mist of time. Things changed slowly until the machine age. Then with the development of the steam engine, the assembly line, and mechanization, things started to speed up. Today we are in the first throws of the Second Machine Age, and things are beginning to travel faster than we can assimilate.Next Page »
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all." - Ronald Reagan, Nov. 10, 1964