Founding Fathers

The undercurrent Revolution is bubbling up and now we see it

by Skip October 29, 2016

Bernie Sanders wasn’t kidding when he talked about setting a Revolution into motion.  Problem is, he’s about 140 years late – Joel Kotkin has the observation on our own Mao’s Revolution (emphasis mine): It’s increasingly unfashionable to celebrate those who made this republic and established its core values. On college campuses, the media and, increasingly, in […]

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Notable Quote – Felix Morley

by Skip August 10, 2016

Kinda hard, this time, to separate the “run up” from the quote that Dr. Boudreaux picks out so I’ve included it as well as the observation by Broudreaux himself (emphasis mine): …is from page 168 of the 1981 Liberty Fund edition of Felix Morley‘s 1959 volume, Freedom and Federalism; here, Morley is discussing Franklin Roosevelt’s preposterous […]

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Notable Quote – Ol Remus

by Susan Olsen April 14, 2015

“The “compelling government interest” doctrine, under which any individual right can be abridged, modified, suspended, or simply ignored, can be used to justify any action by government, regardless of its consequences. Who, after all, gets to define such interests? It certainly isn’t you or I. The notion is entirely antithetical to constitutionalism, under which a […]

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Notable Quote – F.A. Hayek on Adam Smith

by Skip September 15, 2014

[Adam] Smith’s chief concern was not so much with what man might occasionally achieve when he was at his best but that he should have as little opportunity as possible to do harm when he was at his worst.  It would scarcely be too much to claim that the main merit of individualism which he […]

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Observation about Liberals: they always want Dependence Day, not Independence Day

by Skip July 4, 2014

From Jonah Goldberg:  The notion that denying a subsidy for a product is equivalent to banning that product is one of the odder tenets of contemporary liberalism. Not only that but that Liberals, having lost in the Arena of Ideas and failed to make their case to voluntarily persuade companies provide benefits strictly tailored to […]

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We should never vote for a person SIMPLY because they have an R next to their name.

by Skip August 6, 2013

We here at GraniteGrok consider Liberty and Freedom not only our watchwords but our political outlook as well; it is why we do what we do.  We don’t care if our elected leaders have been in office for a year, two years, or 25 years.  In the private sector, you have to prove yourself everyday […]

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Small Government best protects the Peoples’ Liberties

by Don April 2, 2013

I was happy to see, in his letter of March 26th (, that Johan Andersen agrees with the historic and current conservative position that humans can be evil and corruptible.  I wonder if he understands the implications of his position. Our Founding Fathers struggled to create a government that protected peoples’ liberties.  Their focus wasn’t […]

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No. Collectivism of the Obama brand cannot preserve Individual Liberty

by Skip January 22, 2013

Over at Townhall was a piece on a phrase from Obama’s 2nd Inaugural Address (a paeon to Progressivism – once again “repurposing language” to sound as if he agree with the Founding Fathers but absolutely up ending the original intent): “Preserving our individual liberties,” the President said, “ultimately requires collective action.” A phrase worthy of […]

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For a meager mess of porridge; so what DOES the Republican Party stand for now?

by Skip January 1, 2013

From RedState Twitter Feed: RSBooBooKitty: Blank Check Barry and his Blue Journalism Gang just knocked over the Hapless Hill Savings Bank of Other People’s Money. #RSRH Such a Happy New Year start – Senate Republicans caved into Obama’s Progressive Punish the Successful campaign.  $620 Billion more in taxes.  Only $15 Billion in reduced spending.  A […]

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GrokTV – Jane Cormier for NH House – Questions 13 & 14

by Skip August 10, 2012

This winds up our interview series with Jane Cormier (running for the NH House in Belknap 8 – Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton) against Peter Bolster (one of the worst RINOs in the NH House, IMHO, who boasts of being a Democrat who changed registration to Republican just to vote against the Republican Platform on many, […]

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