Gun Control, Mental Health, And …

by Op-Ed March 1, 2018

By NH House Rep. Josh Moore We all felt the pain of the families who lost their loved ones in that horrific event in Parkland, FL on Valentine’s Day. I think we can all agree that we never wanted that to happen and we want to do all we can to make sure it never […]

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An interesting proposition

by Skip July 9, 2017

D. Hawthorne over at American Greatness has something on which to contemplate given the trajectory this country is following when compared to what the Founders intended: The American Founding: The Declaration’s Natural Rights ? Individual Character Formation to Create Good Citizens Capable of Self-Government ? Culture with Vibrant Mediating Institutions ? Limited Government versus Today’s […]

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Independence Day – Go thank a Founder

by Skip July 4, 2017

OK, obviously not in person but perhaps a moment or two of reflection.  Too often, I believe, we take what we have for granted in this country – and I don’t mean the material blessings either. More to the point that our country was found on the idea of Individual Liberties encased in our foundational […]

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Rally for Jerry – Skip Murphy of GraniteGrok

by Skip April 30, 2017

“How did we get into this mess?” I haven’t gotten out much this last year and a half and to be sure it was fun yesterday (don’t worry, Jeff, I took real good care of your equipment!) especially seeing faces I hadn’t seen in a long time.  It was also satisfying to see all of […]

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The Left BURNS over Trump being Prez. So, bring out Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals

by Skip November 27, 2016

This is a quick interesting point as to WHY Jill Stein (a SHINING example of a Red Commie wrapped in the Green fig leaf) is demanding recounts in WI, MI, or PA – I would not have thought of this angle and its long term consequences (reformatted, emphasis mine). First Alinsky: RULE 4: “Make the […]

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Were the Founders Religious?

by Steve MacDonald September 12, 2016
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Were the founders religious – Prager U

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“There’s a baby in that bathwater…”

by Susan Olsen April 8, 2015

“For conservatives who ostensibly venerate the Constitution, it is odd to see so many of them fail to acknowledge that proposing it’s complete revision undermines their political position dramatically. Displaying respect for the Founders’ ideals and creating the conditions whereby their work might be entirely demolished are mutually exclusive.” – National Constitutional Center [Header taken […]

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They wrote the Constituion to constrain the greedy nature of Man to acquire power over others

by Skip January 18, 2014

Too many Americans, unfamiliar with their history, merely believe the Constitution outlines our form of Constitutional Republic governance.  These scholars, our Founders,  studied past history and civilizations to see what worked and what did not – and they realized that the greed of many to run the lives of others doomed most and created a […]

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Old Dusty Patriot Nails Democrats ObamaCare ‘Management’ To the Wall

by Steve MacDonald November 15, 2013
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The left promotes this notion that the ideas of the past have no value in the present.  That they are anchors that keep us from our future.  In one respect this is true; following the simple ideas promoted by America’s founders was meant to prevent the very kind of disaster that the Democrat’s so-called health-care […]

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Why The GOP Should Start Over With First Principles

by Mike November 11, 2013

Piling on Skip’s point in “The Schism“: If our platform means something, and if that meaning attracts members and voters, then doesn’t it behoove party leadership to apply those standards and demand that the folks who the party promotes, and the People elect, should follow those standards? In the various legislative bodies, why do we […]

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I am a Gun Owner – Skip

by Skip October 31, 2013

I am the son of immigrants who valued the risk of America’s Freedom above the safety and security of their homelands – they answered Freedom’s beckon.

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H8er on traditional American political values?

by Skip October 28, 2013

Founders = Unalienable Rights, ALL are equal before the Law Obama = they are what I say they are, and what’s more, I get to say who gets them (H/T: Lucianne)

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GrokTALK! July 6th, 2013 Guest Segment – Dr. Julianne Cooper Part I

by Steve MacDonald July 7, 2013

Part I – Dr. Julianne Cooper, founder of Liberty Harbor Academy in Manchester, NH – returns for a special 4th of July edition, to talk about the Fourth, American Values, the importance of American symbols and the meaning behind those symbols. Listen Here Download This Segment here   You can get links to other segments […]

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More thoughts on Republicans passing SB11

by Skip May 30, 2013

Grokster Susan has the list with the title of “All your water are belong to them….“; it is still GraniteGrok’s belief that the finger has been removed from the dike with respect to the right to private property concerning the water underneath one’s land and that this may well give the Taxaholics yet another revenue […]

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Did uber-Obama confident put a pin into the Progressive ballon and made it go “Pop!”?

by Skip May 15, 2013

I know I keep harping on this but one of the main tenets of Progressivism is to bring about the Administrative State – a place in time where expert technocrats “guide” the rest of us through our lives.  These are unelected, unaccountable, and most likely, unapproachable bureaucrats working in a centralized government situation sitting down […]

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Turkey Feathers and AR-15s

by Tom January 12, 2013

I’m so very tired of the intellectually empty argument from self-loathing (yet surprisingly haughty) Americans that “the Constitution was written by a bunch of dead, white, slave-owners” and that “the second amendment was written about muskets“. Regarding the first of these two arguments: The Founders were the intellectual superstars of their time.  Most of them […]

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CPAC: Daniel Hannan (British MP) – on the unbridled optimism of American Conservatism for Liberty and Freedom

by Skip February 12, 2012

For a Brit, he would make a wonderful American Conservative.  Given that the UK is well down the socialist road that Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Jeanne Shaheen (and the rest of the Progressive movement) wishes the US to follow, he sounds the alarm that this is a road that should not be well trod.  […]

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