“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!” – Samuel Adams

Archive for December 2nd, 2009

71% of Americans Angry at Federal Government

71% of Americans Angry at Federal Government

Apparently the outrage of Americans with their government wasn’t just a flash in the pan that manifested itself during the town halls and Tea Parties, only to quickly disappear. Rasmussen Reports finds 71% of voters are angry at the federal government and 46% who say they are very angry.

Obama Afghanistan Speech: A Bone for Everyone But Meat for No One

Obama Afghanistan Speech: A Bone for Everyone But Meat for No One

President Barack Obama’s speech on the Afghanistan “surge” was an odd mix of action and withdrawal, a pledge of effort without a clearly defined purpose or commitment. No wonder at least one European believes Obama’s magic is gone.

Conzet Appointed to Replace Dryer in South Dakota State House

Conzet Appointed to Replace Dryer in South Dakota State House

The Rapid City Journal reports Kristin Conzet has been appointed by Governor Mike Rounds to finish Rep. Brian Dreyer’s term as one of South Dakota District 32’s representatives in the state House.

Speaking of Seniors: Past Policy Predicts Future Policy

Speaking of Seniors: Past Policy Predicts Future Policy

The federal government’s attitude has already started to shift against senior citizens. Changing federal Medicare rules to shift the costs of self administered drugs during hospital stays off the federal government and onto senior citizens was just the start. These policy changes by the federal government predict future changes that will happen if the federal government takes over the entire health care system.

God’s Sustainability Plan: Faith, Freedom, and Hard Work

God’s Sustainability Plan: Faith, Freedom, and Hard Work

Allocation of resources is a primary principle of sustainability. Those resources are primarily food, water, and health care. Rather than allow free enterprise to take care of these things, government’s work to control them and “equitably” distribute them.

Should GOP Allow Heretics to Run the Republican ‘Church’?

Should GOP Allow Heretics to Run the Republican 'Church'?

Would a church allow unbelievers to serve as pastors, deacons or other staff members? Should the GOP put unbelievers (in GOP values) on the ticket come election time?

Krauthammer on Obama’s Afghanistan Speech: A Toe in the Water

Krauthammer on Obama's Afghanistan Speech: A Toe in the Water

Krauthammer compares and contrasts Obama’s hesitant, reticent stance on prosecuting the war, with President Bush’s decisive commitment:”You’ve got a sense of a man who wants to put a toe in the water, who wants to give it a shot, but he’s ready to leave.” This demeanor will undoubtedly strike fear into the hearts of our enemies.

Talking Health Care With Senator Tim Johnson

Talking Health Care With Senator Tim Johnson

Citizens for Liberty President Gordon Howie has posted a letter from a Citizens for Liberty member at the group’s website. The letter details a recent encounter with Senator Tim Johnson at his office and a discussion they had about government health care.

Christmas According to Marx and Lenin

Christmas According to Marx and Lenin

In one of Ronald Reagan’s radio broadcasts in the late 1970s during the Christmas season, Mr. Reagan told a story about Christmas in the Ukraine before and after Communism. It bears a disturbing similarity to the trend we see today in the U.S. to secularize Christmas and every facet of American life.