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Fewer Limits On Campaign Contributions Strengthens America

April 9, 2014 by

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By Star Parker ~ Limiting the amount of funds that free citizens can contribute stifles competition and protects incumbents. The Supreme Court’s decision last week in McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission, eliminating the total limit that an individual can contribute in an election cycle to candidates and party committees, amounts to a shot of adrenalin […]

Yet Another Delay + More – Daily Digest

March 26, 2014 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to […]

Pentagon Prepares for Climate + More – Daily Digest

March 5, 2014 by

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he Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed.” –George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796 TOP 5 RIGHT HOOKS Pentagon Prepares for Climate The Pentagon may be trading defense […]

Bending the Cost Curve + More – Daily Digest

February 26, 2014 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.” –Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791 […]

Cheney Slams Military Cuts + More – Daily Digest

February 25, 2014 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “[J]udges … should be always men of learning and experience in the laws, of exemplary morals, great patience, calmness, coolness, and attention. Their minds should not be distracted with jarring interests; they should not be dependent upon any man, or body of men.” –John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776 TOP […]

Little Sisters Win Big + More - Daily Digest

January 27, 2014 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.” –James Madison, Federalist No. 51, 1788 TOP 5 RIGHT HOOKS Little […]

The Supreme Court Is Undermining Science And Society

December 24, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ The Supreme Court has taken up another case based on the Environmental Protection Agency’s campaign of lies that carbon dioxide is the cause of “climate change” and claims about the quality of air in the United States. The Court is composed of lawyers, not scientists. At this point in the present […]

Reid Goes Nuclear

November 23, 2013 by

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~ On to packing the court system with Obama’s radicals. ~ By Arnold Ahlert  ~ On Thursday, 225 years of Senate tradition was cast aside by Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) when he invoked the so-called “nuclear option” and eliminated filibusters against most presidential nominations. “The American people believe Congress is broken. The American people believe the Senate […]

Obama’s Edicts Are Dictatorial, Not Presidential

November 23, 2013 by

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by Betsy McCaughey, PhD   ~  President Obama says he can “fix” the millions of canceled health insurance plans with an administrative change. He’s claiming more executive power – power for himself – than the Constitution allows, and is playing fast and loose with the truth. The culprit behind the cancellations is not an administrative regulation, […]

Fearing Obama

August 2, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ I have been sensing something about the mood of many Americans that I think is unprecedented in the history of the nation. It is a fear of the President. A fear that one observer, Daniel Henninger of The Wall Street Journal, calls “the president’s creeping authoritarianism.” Obama has had four and […]

Marriage Means Something

July 1, 2013 by

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The Patriot Post ~ The Foundation “In order to discover the line of our duty rightly, we should take our children in our hand, and fix our station a few years farther into life; that eminence will present a prospect, which a few present fears and prejudices conceal from our sight.” –Thomas Paine Inspiration “The Left […]

The Consummate Liberal Hypocrites Do as I Say, Not as I Do

June 27, 2013 by

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By Mark Alexander “Be not intimidated … nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberties by any pretense of politeness, delicacy, or decency. These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery and cowardice.” –John Adams (1765) To paraphrase Mark Twain, “Suppose you were a liberal. And suppose […]

Immigration Tests Political Borders

June 21, 2013 by

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The Patriot Post ~ “Born in other countries, yet believing you could be happy in this, our laws acknowledge, as they should do, your right to join us in society, conforming, as I doubt not you will do, to our established rules.” –Thomas Jefferson Seven years ago, Congress mandated building 700 miles of fence along the […]

Can You Hear Me Now?

June 7, 2013 by

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The Patriot Post ~ “All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.” –James Madison As both a candidate for president in 2008 and for Senate in 2006, Barack Obama routinely railed against the Patriot Act, and, more specifically, warrantless wiretaps and tracking of phone records by George W. Bush’s administration. Now that […]

March Unemployment Madness

April 5, 2013 by

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The Patriot Post ~ “The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.” –Thomas Jefferson Employers added 88,000 jobs in March, according to the latest unemployment report from the Labor Department. That’s down from the 196,000/month average over the last six months. Yet […]

A Very Bad Idea – Redefining Marriage

April 1, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ An America that abandons thousands of years of tradition and common sense is an America that has set itself firmly on a path toward decline. That is the central issue of gay marriage that the Supreme Court will struggle to determine. A similar experience in social engineering gave us the federal […]

Broad, Diverse Defense Of Marriage At Supreme Court

March 11, 2013 by

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By Ryan T Anderson ~ Scholars have filed more than 50 amicus briefs with the Supreme Court urging it to uphold California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). While the media seems intent on ignoring these briefs and hyping the briefs on the other side, the sheer number and quality of […]

A Defining Case for Marriage

December 14, 2012 by

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The Patriot Post ~ “The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families.” –John Adams The Supreme Court is set to hear a challenge against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a statute passed by Congress in 1996 to protect marriage (i.e., to define it as a contract between one man and one […]

Turning Attention to the Fiscal Cliff

November 10, 2012 by

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The Patriot Post ~ “Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.” –Thomas Jefferson The dust had barely settled from Tuesday’s election before attention turned, as it should, to […]

Retreat Is NOT an Option!

July 12, 2012 by

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Join our Patriot Ranks and FIGHT! By Mark Alexander “There is a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away. There is a time to fight, and that time has now come.” –Peter Muhlenberg (1776) In October of 1941, amid the darkest of days […]

A Busy and Dreadful Week for the Court + More

June 29, 2012 by

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  Today we take a look at several big rulings handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court. These include the travesty of a decision upholding ObamaCare, the assault on the sovereign state of Arizona, the ever-evolving definition of “cruel and unusual punishment” with regard to the sentencing of minors, and campaign cash in Montana. The […]

What Just Happened to the Rule of Law?

June 29, 2012 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Following the Obamacare decision, The Heartland Institute’s Maureen Martin, a Senior Fellow for Legal Affairs, said, “Today’s decision will go down in infamy. It marks the moment when we all lost our freedom because the Supreme Court drew a road map to guide those dedicated to imposing a totalitarian, statist government […]

Senate GOP Will Use Reconciliation in Attempt to Repeal Obamacare

June 29, 2012 by

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By Lachlan Markay ~ Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that Obamacare’s health insurance mandate is in fact a tax levied on those who do not purchase insurance, Senate Republicans will look to repeal the full law through the budget reconciliation process. Reconciliation was used to push Obamacare through the Senate in 2009. Generally […]

Arizona Ruling a Mixed Bag + More

June 27, 2012 by

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The Foundation “Born in other countries, yet believing you could be happy in this, our laws acknowledge, as they should do, your right to join us in society, conforming, as I doubt not you will do, to our established rules. That these rules shall be as equal as prudential considerations will admit, will certainly be […]

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