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What Is To Be Done? — Steve Farrell

In response to the question, "What is to be done?" Barry Goldwater, in his 1994 book, "The Conscience of a Conservative," advised: "The ancient and tested truths that guided our republic through its early days will do equally well for us?" - Steve Farrell

Don’t Give Up the Ship! — American Minute About James Lawrence

Lawrence, dying with the words on his lips, 'Don't give up the ship' and Perry...with the same words blazoned on his banner...won glory in desperate conflicts and left a reputation hardly dimmed.

Don't Give Up the Ship! — American Minute About James Lawrence

Lawrence, dying with the words on his lips, 'Don't give up the ship' and Perry...with the same words blazoned on his banner...won glory in desperate conflicts and left a reputation hardly dimmed.

Double Standards and Church Buildings — T.F. Stern

Those easily offended might have serious issues when getting out in the real world, a world with varied and diverse situations. They’ll need to wear blinders or keep a team of lawyers on retainer if they plan to enforce Zero Tolerance Politically Correct values; better yet, stay home where it’s perfectly safe.

Why Wait for Facts, Israel’s Guilty — T.F. Stern

I’m guessing there will be some interesting details which were unavailable at the time the original story broke. Even as I write facts are surfacing, something about ties to terrorism; but the story is already out there, Israel was already found guilty by our leftist media.

Are Cameras the New Guns?

In response to a flood of Facebook and YouTube videos that depict police abuse, a new trend in law enforcement is gaining popularity. In at least three states (Illinois, Massachusetts, and Maryland), it is now illegal to record an on-duty police officer even if the encounter involves you and may be necessary to your defense, and even if the recording is on a public street where no expectation of privacy exists.

Memorial Day — American Minute

The inscription on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier says that he is 'Known only to God.' But that is only partly true. While the soldier's name is known only to God, we know a lot about him. We know he served his country, honored his community, and died for the cause of freedom.

Feds Warn Of Terrorists Sneaking Into U.S. Through Mexico

The Department of Homeland Security has warned Texas law enforcement agencies that a renowned Al Qaeda terrorist is planning to sneak into the U.S. through Mexico, illustrating that Middle Eastern extremists continue to exploit the porous southern border in their quest to harm Americans.

Obama Used Bill Clinton To Orchestrate Sestak Bribery Scheme

Surprise, surprise the White House has completed a thorough investigation into the Joe Sestak bribery scandal and determined that no one in the Obama Administration committed any crimes because Bill Clinton actually carried out the shady scheme to eliminate the Pennsylvania congressman from the U.S. Senate race.

Our Gay Army: Repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell — Alan Caruba

Those who volunteer to serve in our military are owed a debt of gratitude. However, expecting men and women to serve with gays undermines a core element of a successful military, the morale and esprit de corps vital to a fighting unit. Removing “don’t ask, don’t tell” is just one more way to reduce the effectiveness of our serving military. It is a distinctly liberal idea, a notion of “equality” that does not reflect reality. - Alan Caruba

Our Gay Army: Repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell — Alan Caruba

Those who volunteer to serve in our military are owed a debt of gratitude. However, expecting men and women to serve with gays undermines a core element of a successful military, the morale and esprit de corps vital to a fighting unit. Removing “don’t ask, don’t tell” is just one more way to reduce the effectiveness of our serving military. It is a distinctly liberal idea, a notion of “equality” that does not reflect reality. - Alan Caruba

Two Structural Reasons Why Government Fails — Steven Horwitz

The bottom line is that socialist planners attempting to abolish markets, but interested in efficiency, would have no way of knowing what people value, so they would be unable to determine what outputs to make from a given set of inputs or which inputs to use to make any particular output. They would not be “planning;” they would be stumbling around in the dark and the result would be economic chaos and poverty. - Steven Horwitz

John F. Kennedy and the 1,000 Days Presidency — American Minute

Yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe - The belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.

Obama To America: I Am Not Accountable

What seemed at first to be a major gaffe by Attorney General Eric Holder has since manifested itself as yet another flagrant pronouncement from the executive branch that it no longer considers itself answerable to the American people on any issue. Rather, it operates from a belief in its absolute moral and philosophical superiority, and asserts virtually unchecked power as a result.

The Purpose of Education — Leland Stanford

All that we can do for you is to place the opportunity within your reach. Remember that life is, above all, practical; that you are here to fit yourself for a useful career; also, that learning should not only make you wise in the arts and sciences, but should fully develop your moral and religious natures. - Leland Stanford

Elena Kagan and the First Amendment — Dennis Behreandt

"In a 1996 paper [in the University of Chicago Law Review] 'Private Speech, Public Purpose: The Role of Governmental Motive in First Amendment Doctrine," Kagan argued it may be proper to suppress speech because it is offensive to society or to the government." - Dennis Behreandt

Noah Webster: Why the Bible Belongs In the Schools — American Minute

All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible. - Noah Webster

Madison's Notes — The Federal Convention of 1787 — June 30

Debate continues on equal vs. proportional representation in the second branch (the U.S. Senate).

Madison’s Notes — The Federal Convention of 1787 — June 30

Debate continues on equal vs. proportional representation in the second branch (the U.S. Senate).

Gain Respect By Strength — Barry Goldwater

We must act from strength to gain respect, not prestige. In this we must recognize that the affairs of nations are not determined by good-will tours, alms-giving, gestures of self-denial, rehabilitation projects, and discussion programs. The affairs of nations are determined -- for good or for evil -- by power. - Barry Goldwater