Original Post: One Irrefutable Definition of Leadership from Tom Landry.
It’s funny, really, that America celebrates the day we signed up to fight a brutal war for independence, not the day that war was won. But I want to write about football. I’ve always hated the Dallas Cowboys. Cut me a little slack, though. I was a Big Red fan from childhood, and a season ticket…
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Original Post: I Saw Dinesh D’Souza’s America So Now You Have To.
What if America didn’t exist? That’s the premise of Dinesh D’Souza’s new movie America: Imagine the world without her. (Find a theatre near you.) Last Wednesday, my wife took Samantha, Jordan, and me to see the movie to kick off Independence Day weekend. Even without the movie, this July 4th was special for me. My son, Jack, re-enlisted…
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Original Post: Why Don’t We Have an Anti-establishment Party?.
I’m totally envious of Europe, and I think two American generations can fix it for me. Gen X (born ~1961 to ~1981) is a thoroughly anti-authority generation. Millennial (born ~1982 to ~2002) is a completely anti-institutional generation. It’s time for these great generations to get together and form an anti-establishment movement. Maybe even a party.…
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Original Post: What the ACLU Teaches Us About Cliven Bundy.
In 1977, the National Socialist Party (Nazi) applied to march and rally in Skokie, Illinois. Few communities want Nazis marching down their streets, but Skokie held a stronger case against the Nazis than most towns in America. About one person in every six of Skokie’s large Jewish population was a Nazi prison camp survivor. The…
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Original Post: Yes, the Government Should Fear the People.
Every inch of US territory is a Constitutionally guaranteed free-speech zone. I am all for arresting and prosecuting without mercy any government employee–including military–who attempt to limit the size or scope of this zone. During the Bundy Ranch standoff in Nevada, the Bureau of Land Management set up “free-speech zones.” I prefer to call them “First…
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Original Post: The Government’s Surrender to Cliven Bundy Destroys Taleb’s Weak Argument for Gun Control.
Events of the past week show the power of the Second Amendment to challenge government tyranny, regardless of the government’s firepower advantage. Let me back up, though. A Smart Man’s Stupid Argument for Gun Control A year ago, the gun control lobby pumped a Facebook post by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, one of my favorite thinkers.…
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Original Post: Who Will Be America’s Clothing Czar.
Are you ready for America’s first Clothing Czar? According to RightQuestion.org, this person, “will decide what you will wear every day for the next four years. If you’re a Goth, what if the Czar disallows Goth? What if he’s an 80s fan and orders collars up? What other questions do you have for the new... Read more »
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Original Post: 50 Years Later Dr. King’s Dream Becomes a Night Terror.
It was one of the greatest speeches in the history of speaking. It promoted two self-evident goods: freedom and equality. He spoke first of equality. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all... Read more »
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Matthew Hellmann was 12-years-old when he wrote this. He wrote it the day after the 2012 election. I’ll make sure Matthew and is mom see your comments, so comment away!
Have we forsaken our freedom? I believe we have.
Debt is mounting higher and higher each day and we are giving our freedom up to other countries.
Have we forgotten the blood and sacrifice that made this country free and the greatest country in the history of the world? We elect presidents who think bigger government is better; a government that, as it grows bigger, takes away our liberties.
Does the younger generation of our country even know about our founding fathers? How they made this country great? We are shipping jobs over to China and other countries losing a tiny bit of our power and influence in the world each time we do.
I say learn about what makes this country the way it is, and build businesses here—not across the ocean—and make the U.S. stronger.
As the younger generation grow less informed and educated of what got us this far. They do not know of our constitutions the foundation under our feet that is cracking, ignoring, and breaking the laws laid down by our founding fathers so we could keep our freedom.
When our foundation cracks and breaks once we lose our freedom, we will never get it back. We must change our view of the right kind of government, and gain a deeper knowledge of our founding fathers: the country they pictured for the future and a new meaning to liberty is lost.
Remember this life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Remember these lines fellow Americans. Go out, and fix the wrongs our government has made, and remember the blood and lives from the men of our country which got us this way and made us free. God bless America… and the people who died for it.
Original Post: We Need a Stronger Third Eye.
What do we look like to people who aren’t politics wonks? And why does it matter? This question is for my friends on the right. By “on the right,” I’m talking about conservatives and right-leaning libertarians. (I’m not going to debate definitions, so accept mine or stop reading.) Developing a Third Eye When I was an acting student many long years ago, I had a director, Don Garner, who stressed the importance of the actor’s
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