The term “useful idiot” is believed to have been coined by Vladimir Lenin. It originally described liberal Communist sympathizers in Western nations who, as the Soviet leader explained, would “sell us (Soviet Russia) the rope with which we will hang them (the West).” Today’s useful idiots are a swath from that same politically correct cloth. Only the role of “international-villain-bent-on-world-domination” has changed. We’ve gone from the Soviet hammer and sickle to the Islamic crescent moon and star.
FreedomWorks employee Tabitha Hale was filming a heated discussion with a union thug outside the FreedomWorks office when a union thug charged, hitting her with a sign and throwing her phone. Had he been listening to Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) who recently told union thugs in Boston that things “get a little bloody” out on the streets? I just love the tolerance and peaceful rhetoric from the Left, don’t you?
Article 2 Section 1 of the Constitution contains the oath of office which requires the president to uphold the Constitution and to execute his office faithfully. As chief of our executive branch, it is his duty to see that the laws of our nation are carried out. He does not have the option of ignoring some laws…as President Obama has decided to do with 1 U.S.C. § 7 and 28 U.S.C. § 1738C, more commonly known as the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). What do we do with a president who refuses to do his job?
When faced with actual real cuts in their budgets, managers in either the private or public sector have some basic priority decisions to make. One option that few would consider would be shutting down your entire operation for almost two months, and then trying to restart from scratch after that length of time. Yet, listening to the professional left react to the House passage of the Continuing Resolution, and the reaction of public employee unions in Wisconsin and elsewhere, you would think that this is the only alternative.
Gov. Daugaard has submitted a bill to the South Dakota Legislature to improve the way South Dakota attracts large, job-creating projects to the state. Our current program provides tax refunds to attract businesses that would have come to South Dakota anyway. Daugaard estimates the new plan will save $7 million that can go into the general fund.
In this clip from his American Heritage Series, historian David Barton points out that much has changed over the course of America’s history. While today many in our culture shun open displays of Christian faith, our founders expressed their Christian faith very publicly. The founders made it very clear that the public acknowledgment of God is foundational to the health and survival not only of our liberties, but of our entire republic.