"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

Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Decade of Self-Delusion
by Pat Buchanan
...At the end of the first decade of the 21st century, the question is not whether we will preside over the creation of a New World Order, but whether America's decline is irreversible.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Obama Gives Foreign Police New Powers in U.S.
by Bob Unruh
A little-discussed executive order from President Obama giving foreign cops new police powers in the United States by exempting them from such drudgery as compliance with the Freedom of Information Act is raising alarm among commentators who say INTERPOL already had most of the same privileges as diplomats...

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas
Pope's Christmas Message
...We live our lives by philosophies, amid worldly affairs and occupations that totally absorb us and are a great distance from the manger. In all kinds of ways, God has to prod us and reach out to us again and again, so that we can manage to escape from the muddle of our thoughts and activities and discover the way that leads to Him...

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Heaven and Nature
by Ross Douthat
...“Avatar” is Cameron’s long apologia for pantheism — a faith that equates God with Nature, and calls humanity into religious communion with the natural world...As the Polish philosopher Leszek Kolakowski noted, attributing divinity to the natural world helps “bring God closer to human experience,” while “depriving him of recognizable personal traits.” For anyone who pines for transcendence but recoils at the idea of a demanding Almighty who interferes in human affairs, this is an ideal combination...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Away With the Manger
by Chuck Norris
...Gone are the days when presidents and most politicians publicly rejoiced in the birth of Christ. Like many of you, I still remember a day -- even in Washington -- when Christ was central to Christmas. It was an America that was far less politically correct, an America that wasn't afraid to stand up for its belief in the babe who was born in Bethlehem...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Democrats Ensure America Will No Longer Be the Last Best Hope of Earth
by Dennis Prager
...America's uniqueness and greatness has come from a number of sources, two of which are its moral and social value system, which is a unique combination of Enlightenment and Judeo-Christian values, and its emphasis on individual liberty and responsibility...
Related: Obamacare Hazardous to America's Health

Monday, December 07, 2009

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Hero SEALS Face Rap for Fiend's Bloody Lip
by Ed Robinson
Three Navy SEALs involved in nabbing one of Iraq's most wanted terrorists are reportedly facing criminal charges related to his capture -- all because he claimed he had a bloody lip...

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Searching in Vain for the Obama Magic
By Gabor Steingart
...In his speech on America's new Afghanistan strategy, Obama tried to speak to both places. It was two speeches in one. That is why it felt so false. Both dreamers and realists were left feeling distraught. The American president doesn't need any opponents at the moment. He's already got himself.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Researcher: NASA Hiding Climate Data
by Stephen Dinan
...NASA has refused for two years to provide information under the Freedom of Information Act that would show how the agency has shaped its climate data and would explain why the agency has repeatedly had to correct its data going as far back as the 1930s...

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Climategate: Why it Matters
by Andrew Orlowski
...The scandal is that science has advanced through anecdote and poorly founded conjecture - and on this slender basis, politicians and institutions lacking vision and confidence (and given the lack of popular support, legitimacy too) have found a cause...
More-- Climategate: The White House Stonewalls with Stupidity

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Setting Up Our Military to Fail
by Ralph Peters
President Obama will send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan -- but he'll "begin the transfer of our forces out of Afghanistan in July of 2011." Then why send them? If you're going to tell the Taliban to be patient because we're leaving, what's the point in upping the blood ante? For what will come down to a single year by the time the troops hit the ground? Does Obama really expect to achieve in one year what we haven't been able to do in more than eight?...
Krauthammer: Obama's Afghan Speech Was "Defensive"     Morris: Obama Channels Bush     Stratfor: Obama's Plan and the Key Battleground

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Left Destroys More than It Creates
by Dennis Prager
...just as there is no left-wing Boy Scouts, there is no Salvation Army built and manned by people with left-wing values. Nor has there ever been a left-wing country as magnanimous, as willing to die for others, as opportunity-giving to people from all over the world, as America, whose greatness comes from its traditional secular values and its Judeo-Christian values...