"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

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Most Fiscally Irresponsible Government in U.S. History
by Mortimer B. Zuckerman
...the money the government has spent without the tax revenues to pay for it has produced mind-numbing numbers so large as to be disconnected from reality. Zeros from here to infinity. The sums are hard to describe; it is hard to describe an elephant, but you know one when you see one. The public knows that, shuffle the numbers as you may, the level of debt is unsustainable.
Related? Summer Youth Employment Lowest Since 1948

Saturday, August 28, 2010

It's a Matter of Honor
Dr. Alveda King – the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., – explains why she's speaking at the Glenn Beck 8/28 rally in Washington this Saturday...The rally will be a celebration of who we are as a nation and a chance to stop for a moment, reflect, reorganize, and re-energize. It’s a chance to think about character; both our character as a nation and our character as individuals...

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Government Can Use GPS to Track Your Moves
by Adam Cohen
Government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go. This doesn't violate your Fourth Amendment rights, because you do not have any reasonable expectation of privacy in your own driveway — and no reasonable expectation that the government isn't tracking your movements. That is the bizarre — and scary — rule that now applies in California and eight other Western states. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which covers this vast jurisdiction, recently decided the government can monitor you in this way virtually anytime it wants — with no need for a search warrant...

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Death Panels Begin As Reform Takes Shape
Investor's Business Daily
After the recess appointment of a Medicare and Medicaid head, an FDA panel drops its endorsement of a widely used cancer drug. Another FDA-approved cancer therapy may not be paid for...In other words, the government will decide whether treating you and extending your life is worth it...

Friday, August 20, 2010

Is History Repeating Itself?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The U.S. Withdrawal and Limited Options in Iraq
by George Friedman
It is August 2010, which is the month when the last U.S. combat troops are scheduled to leave Iraq. It is therefore time to take stock of the situation in Iraq, which has changed places with Afghanistan as the forgotten war. This is all the more important since 50,000 troops will remain in Iraq, and while they may not be considered combat troops, a great deal of combat power remains embedded with them...

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Honoring Navajo Code Talkers
Obama Closes Door on Transparency
by Timothy P. Carney
President Obama has abolished the position in his White House dedicated to transparency and shunted those duties into the portfolio of a partisan ex-lobbyist who is openly antagonistic to the notion of disclosure by government and politicians...As with his other reformer rhetoric, Obama's transparency is mostly smoke and mirrors.

Friday, August 13, 2010

10 Key Reasons Obama Presidency in Meltdown
by Nile Gardiner
...There is a distinctly Titanic-like feel to the Obama presidency and it’s not hard to see why. The most left-wing president in modern American history has tried to force a highly interventionist, government-driven agenda...combined with weak leadership both at home and abroad against the backdrop of tremendous economic uncertainty in an increasingly dangerous world, has contributed to a spectacular political collapse for a president once thought to be invincible...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Obama Régime Extravagant and Out Of Touch
by Nile Gardiner
...The Obama administration’s mantra may well be “let them eat cake”, as it continues to gorge itself on taxpayers’ money, but it will be looking nervously over its shoulder as public unease mounts.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Time to Admit Obamanomics Has Failed
The Washington Examiner
...The economy is stalling, unemployment seems stuck at European levels of idleness, the federal deficit and the national debt are at historic highs, public confidence in Congress is at its lowest-ever level and big majorities of Mainstream Americans say Obama has the country on the wrong path. Obamanomics has failed miserably and it's time for everybody in this town to admit it so we can move on.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Michelle Obama Modern-day Marie Antoinette on Glitzy Vacation
by Andrea Tantaros
Sacrifice is something that many Americans are becoming all too familiar with during this economic downturn...Perhaps it could be that the Obamas, who seem to fancy themselves more along the lines of international celebrities than actual leaders, espouse a different view of sacrifice...The Obama modus operandi is becoming clear. From lavish trips to Spain to reportedly flying Bo, the President's Portuguese water dog, on a separate aircraft to vacation with them in Maine, to a date night in New York City that perhaps cost nearly $100,000, their idea of austerity is really just the lap of luxury, at least for ordinary folks...
More: Taxpayer Anger Mounts

Friday, August 06, 2010

GM Donates $41k to Lawmakers' Pet Projects
by T.W. Farnam
When General Motors went through bankruptcy last year, it suspended its political donations. Now that it's owned by the U.S. government, it's donating to lawmakers' pet projects again. The carmaker gave $41,000 to groups associated with lawmakers, the vast majority of it -- $36,000 -- to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation...
Should Videotaping the Police Really Be a Crime?
by Adam Cohen
Anthony Graber, a Maryland Air National Guard staff sergeant, faces up to 16 years in prison. His crime? He videotaped his March encounter with a state trooper who pulled him over for speeding on a motorcycle. Then Graber put the video — which could put the officer in a bad light — up on YouTube...

Thursday, August 05, 2010

America Is at Risk of Boiling Over
by Peggy Noonan
...When the adults of a great nation feel long-term pessimism, it only makes matters worse when those in authority take actions that reveal their detachment from the concerns—even from the essential nature—of their fellow citizens. And it makes those citizens feel powerless.