"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders." --Samuel Adams

Monday, June 30, 2008

The Resistance Must Continue
by David Warren
...The very notion that "your freedom ends when I begin to feel offended" must be shown for what it is: totalitarian flotsam in the foetid swamp of "politically correct thought."
If Only Mugabe Were White
by Nicholas D. Kristof
Patson Chipiro, a democracy activist, wasn’t home when Robert Mugabe’s thugs showed up looking for him. So they grabbed his wife, Dadirai, and tormented her by chopping off one of her hands and both of her feet. Finally, they threw her into a hut, locked the door and burned it to the ground...For the sake of Zimbabweans, we should be just as resolute in confronting African tyrants who are black as in confronting those who are white.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Townhall.com Weekend Journal  
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Dr. James Dobson responds to an attack by Barack Obama; John McCain highlights Obama's naivete with Hugh Hewitt; Albert Mohler reports on a wacky liberal judge in Canada; Michael Medved defends our troops from NPR slander; and Dennis Prager deconstructs a weak political observation by actor Will Smith.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Why Are So Many Women Depressed?
by Dennis Prager
...many women, untrained in subduing darker aspects of their natures, deprived of the female joy of femininity and increasingly deprived of men (as opposed to boys), are feeling the brunt of these losses. They call it depression.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

When Young People Get Excited
by Dennis Prager
...So, forgive me, but I for one am not encouraged by the ecstatic reaction of young people to Barack Obama. The track record of politically excited youth movements in modern Western history is not a good one. And I see no reason why this will prove to be the first major exception.
Haditha Marine Prepares to Sue Murtha Over Smear
World Net Daily
...The filing of charges against Chessani was approved by Gen. James Mattis...[who] has been promoted to commander of NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Transformation and commander of U.S. Joint Forces. "This is the most important case since Vietnam, if not before," Rooney said. "There's no doubt about it"...
Obama Promises Change -- But What Kind?
by Victor Davis Hanson
...Overall, Obama's announced policies are sounding pretty much the same old, same old once promised by candidates like George McGovern, Mike Dukakis, Walter Mondale, Al Gore and John Kerry. Of course, a return to the standard big-government nostrums of the past may well be what the angry voters want after 20 years of the Bushes and Clintons...

Monday, June 16, 2008

George W Bush Meets Pope Amid Claims He Might Convert to Catholicism
by Malcolm Moore
...However, it is thought unlikely that Mr Bush would convert until after he has left office. Jeb Bush, the president's brother, has already converted to Catholicism. Catholics have noted that during the contested election in 2000, Jeb Bush travelled to Mexico and prayed [before] the icon of Our Lady of Guadelupe. His victory was announced by the Supreme Court on December 12, the feast day of the Lady of Guadelupe.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Townhall.com Weekend Journal  
Salem Radio Network
Hugh Hewitt spoke with senior council Jordan Lawrence about gay marriage in California; Michael Medved talked politics with columnist George Will; Dennis Prager chimed in on AIDS in the heterosexual world; and Bill Bennett got the story straight about fathers with author Kathleen Parker. All this and more.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

The United States Supreme Court Versus America: Awarding "The Privilege of Habeas Corpus To Terrorists"
by Hugh Hewitt
...Only one thing is certain: Our terrorist enemies still at large must be amazed, amused and encouraged by the continued insistence by legal elites that they be treated like petty American criminals rather than fanatical killers eager for martyrdom...
Brave New World?
by Peggy Noonan
...Old America: We have to have a government, but that doesn't mean I have to love it. New America: We have to have a government and I am desperate to love it. Old America: Politics is a duty. New America: Politics is life. The Old America: Religion is good. The New America: Religion is problematic...

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Do the Right Thing: Start Drilling!
by Victor Davis Hanson
The other day in southwestern Fresno County, a poor part of Central California, I talked with a number of folks at a rural gas station. Most drove second- and third-hand pickups, large cast-off sedans or used SUVs. Their general complaint was twofold: They didn't have the cash to buy a new fuel-efficient Honda or Toyota. And they were now spending a day or two of their wages just to fuel their cars for their long rural commutes...
Related video: The Five: Places to Drill
Hate Speech or Free Speech? What Much of West Bans is Protected in U.S.
by Adam Liptak
"What we're learning here is really the bedrock difference between the United States and the countries that are in a broad sense its legal cousins," [Mark] Steyn added. "Western governments are becoming increasingly comfortable with the regulation of opinion. The First Amendment really does distinguish the U.S., not just from Canada but from the rest of the Western world."
Related: Deafening Silence     Video: Mark Steyn on Multiculturalism

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

When I Was a Boy, America Was a Better Place
by Dennis Prager
...Can we return to the America of my youth? No. Can we return to the best values of that time? Yes. But not if both houses of Congress, the presidency and the Supreme Court move the country even further leftward. If that happens, many of the above noted changes will simply be accelerated...

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Townhall.com Weekend Journal  
The morning after Obama claimed the delegates needed to be the nominee, Bill Bennett addressed his radio audience. Hugh Hewitt talked to columnist and author Christopher Hitchens about the entertaining duo of Obama and Hillary. Dennis Prager examined the very crucial policies of the officially anointed Barack Obama; Bill Bennett spoke with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich about the oil crisis; Four California judges went against the will of the people and decided to legalize gay marriage. On the other side of the map, one politician in New York did not want to be left out. Dennis Prager explains.
Thinking About America's Socialist Revival
By Paul Hoffmeister
...Simply put, when good capitalism goes bad, voters choose good socialism. One must accept that while good capitalism is superior to the best socialism, good socialism can be better than really bad capitalism...

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Show Trial
by David Warren
...They have been persecuted, stripped of their livelihoods and savings, demonized among their neighbours, made to endure humiliating "re-education" programmes -- without lawyers, without assistance of any kind -- all for exercising rights that any Canadian would have taken for granted a mere generation ago. I want justice for Mark Steyn. But I also want justice for all these little people, who have been crushed under the jackboot of "political correction."

Friday, June 06, 2008

Vindication for Marine Charged in Haditha Cover-Up
by Bob Owens
Lt. Andrew Grayson has been acquitted of charges that he helped cover up the killing of 24 Iraqis in Haditha. With charges dropped against five of the eight Marines involved the incident and only two more trials to go — apologies may soon be in order...

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Obama was Selected, Not Elected
by Ann Coulter
...When Gore won the popular vote in the 2000 election by half a percentage point, but lost the Electoral College -- or, for short, "the constitutionally prescribed method for choosing presidents" -- anyone who denied the sacred importance of the popular vote was either an idiot or a dangerous partisan. But now Hillary has won the popular vote in a Democratic primary, while Obambi has won under the rules...

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Liberalism and Victimhood
by Dennis Prager
...If you want to understand the negative impact of feminism on women (and men) and, by extension, the destructive effects of liberal teachers, Democratic politics and liberal news media on African-Americans, here is Katie Couric last week on the CBS Evening News...
The Law is an Ass
by Burt Prelutsky
...I realize that our legal system insists that every murderer, rapist, pedophile and kidnapper, is entitled to the very best defense his lawyer can provide, but what sort of human being wakes up in the morning and, even before brushing his fangs, is busy thinking up ways to aid and abet those monsters?...