I have read theories about the Chinese or North Koreans firing a shot across the bow just to let us know that our major cities are within range and vulnerable. Or, it was just some bungling ballistic missile crew aboard a naval vessel that got bored and lit off a missile just for kicks. Come on, this is silly. Let’s have the names of the airliner crew and the flight number and we can get on with more important things and quit our paranoia.
Yesterday (and the rest of the week) Glenn Beck began taking a look at billionaire Leftist George Soros. Soros is the man with the millions behind several of the anti-American liberal organizations who have been attacking the American way of life for several years. Soros is free to use his money any (legal) way he wishes. But he is not free to deceive the American people, or to collude with our government to subvert our freedom.
This actually came out yesterday but I didn’t get to it then, so we’ll still call it the Quote of the Day. It comes from President George W. Bush and his new book and recounts when he was asked by the CIA Director George Tenet about using waterboarding on terrorists to get life-saving information from them to prevent future attacks.
Historian David Barton talks about the fact that the United States is a republic, not a democracy, and why that it is important. What is the difference between a democracy and a republic, and why is it important? It has to do with the source of authority, and the implications that source has for a legacy of freedom. One type of government has great stability, and the lessons of history teach that the other is doomed from the beginning.