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Notable Quote – Sarah Hoyt

by Skip January 15, 2018

Imagine my shock when I found out that the pussy-hat brigade was planning yet another “woman’s march” to protest the anniversary of the inauguration of our lawfully elected president. No, seriously, you could have knocked me down with a feather [sarcasm], I was that surprised. I mean, after all, a movement that started off protesting […]

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Notable Quote- Richard Bledsoe

by Skip January 9, 2018

A great definition of “Social Justice”: “Social Justice” claims to be about fairness, which is a highly desirable outcome. But the term is a manipulative Newspeak euphemism for envy, revenge and oppression.  What social justice actually does is crush people into group identities which have been assigned favored and non-favored status by  power hungry establishment […]

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Notable Quote – Randy Barnett

by Skip December 30, 2017

As Madison predicted, the greatest danger to the liberties of the people lies where the greatest power resides, which in a republic is in the majority of the people.  By harnessing the powers of the majority, the progressives were able to overcome the barriers of the Republican Constitution. Having breached those barriers, however, progressives then […]

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Notable Quote – Keven Williamson

by Skip December 18, 2017

Nobody in Washington understands what it takes to make an iPhone or a pound of upland cotton, but they do know how to get in the way, how to hold up one hand and say “No!” while holding out the other hand and saying “Pay!” There are a few necessary conditions for prosperity: peace, property […]

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Notable Quote – James Madison

by Skip December 17, 2017

Here is Madison’s first draft of the Second Amendment: “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, a well-armed and well-regulated militia being the best security of a free country; but no person religiously scrupulous of bearing arms shall be compelled to render military service in person.” Hmm, perhaps the […]

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Notable Quote – James Coolidge Carter

by Skip December 11, 2017

This power [of the state] operating externally protects society against its enemies; its function in its internal operation is to ensure the enforcement of law, that is of custom, and, so long as it confines itself to its true province, to make still more clear those boundary lines of individual action the observance of which […]

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Notable Quote – F.A. Hayek

by Skip December 9, 2017

That we should foreswear all principles or “isms” in order to achieve greater mastery over fate is even now proclaimed as the new wisdom of our age…. If I am not mistaken, this fashionable contempt for “ideology” or for all general principles or “isms” is a characteristic attitude of disillusioned socialists who, because they have […]

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Notable Quote – Chan Eddy

by Skip December 4, 2017

On the Cultural Marxism that is known as “diversity”: All of the crap about ‘diversity”, be it cultural/racial/sexual and the whole list of other ‘diverse’ pigeonholes the Progressives have created, has been pushed so hard as a means of tearing people apart by making everyone a victim, except for white heterosexual males of course. We […]

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Notable Quote – Will and Ariel Durant

by Skip November 25, 2017

“Out of every hundred new ideas ninety-nine or more will probably be inferior to the traditional responses which they propose to replace. No one man, however brilliant or well-informed, can come in one lifetime to such fullness of understanding as to safely judge and dismiss the customs or institutions of his society, for those are […]

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Notable Quote – Prof. Victor Davis Hanson

by Skip November 22, 2017

“So what drives deplorablism? It is not so much an ideological or even political movement as it is a spiritual and psychological frame of mind that is fed up with hypocrisies of the proverbial establishment, bicoastal cultural elites, and the deep administrative state.” –Prof Victor Davis Hanson (History professor, author, speaker) (H/T: Instapundit)

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Notable Quote – Patrick McLaughlin, Matt Mitchell, Anne Philpot

by Skip November 14, 2017

Occupational licensing is ostensibly intended to protect the public from unsafe and low-quality service, but there is little evidence this intention is realized. Rather, there is a growing consensus among economists that these rules serve to protect incumbent providers from competition by creating barriers for new entrants that lead to higher prices for consumers. – […]

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Notable Quote – Mark Steyn

by Skip November 11, 2017

“Americans and other Westerners who want their families to enjoy the blessings of life in a free society should understand that the life we’ve led since 1945 in the Western world is very rare in human history. Our children are unlikely to enjoy anything so placid, and may well spend their adult years in an […]

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Notable Quote – Star Parker

by Skip November 5, 2017

(video after the jump) I implore you to please consider my above testimony on behalf of the innocent life growing in the womb, and the vulnerable men and women considering an abortion. But if you will also consider in your deliberations regarding H.R.490 the last time in American history that we were faced with hard […]

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Notable Quote – F.A. Hayek

by Skip October 28, 2017

It should be remembered that long before government entered those fields, many of the generally recognized collective needs were met by the efforts of the public-spirited individuals or groups providing means for public purposes which they regarded as important. Public education and public hospitals, libraries and museums, theatres and parks, were not first created by […]

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Notable Quote – Mark Bauerlein

by Skip October 25, 2017

On Senator McCain’s Trump bashing (emphasis mine): Because of you, they think, we got identity-politician Sonia Sotomayor on the Supreme Court, not another Neil Gorsuch-type justice instead. We had to read steady reports of “the emerging Democratic majority,” which told us our days were numbered, these conservatives fume. When we voiced other beliefs, cowering Republicans handed us the condescending, […]

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Notable Quote – Michael Barone

by Skip October 21, 2017

The second of Trump’s actions was his Oct. 12 statement that he would suspend cost-sharing reduction payments to health insurance companies. The Obama administration had been making CSR payments since 2014 even though Obamacare’s Section 1401 does not appropriate the money for the payments authorized in Section 1402. This was blatantly unconstitutional. “No Money shall […]

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Notable Quote – Cicero

by Skip October 15, 2017

“It is human nature that what starts as gratitude, becomes dependency and ends as entitlement.” -Cicero Hey, instead of overdosing on “self-esteem”, can we get schools to push gratitude instead of cutting out the middlemen and gong right to entitlement? (H/T: Watts Up With That)

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Notable Quote – President James Garfield

by Skip October 13, 2017

Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national […]

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Notable Quote – Ace of Spades

by Skip October 12, 2017

“Do you know what stupid is? Stupid is continually telling a large portion of the population that they’re the cause of all social problems, you hate them, they’re Literally Hitler and you wish them dead. And then telling them oh by the way, please give up your guns.” – Ace And then after we hear […]

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Notable Quote – Marcus Tullius Cicero

by Skip October 10, 2017

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the […]

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Notable Quote – Peggy Noonan

by Skip October 8, 2017

The establishments and elites that create our political and entertainment culture have no idea how fragile it all is—how fragile it seems to people living normal, less privileged lives. That is because nothing is fragile for them. They’re barricaded behind the things the influential have, from good neighborhoods to security alarms, doormen and gates. They’re […]

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Notable Quote – Bill O’Reilly

by Skip October 2, 2017

Once again, the big downside of American freedom is on gruesome display.  A psychotic gunman in Las Vegas has committed the worst mass murder in U. S. history.  64-year-old Stephen Paddock, who lived in Nevada, began firing from a hotel window about 10pm Pacific time last night.  His targets were folks attending a music festival below him.  When it […]

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Notable Quote – George Washington

by Skip September 24, 2017

A reminder of what our First President thought of the Second Amendment: (H/T: 1776 Patriots USA)

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Notable Quote – Melania Trump

by Skip September 23, 2017

In her address to the UN General Assembly: “Show me the loving bonds between your families today and I will show you the patriotism and moral clarity of your nation tomorrow. Our choices on how we raise and educate our children in fact provide the blueprint for the next generation. If we do not advocate […]

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Notable Quote – David Boaz

by Skip September 18, 2017

Another benefit of private property, not so clearly economic, is that it diffuses power. When one entity, such as the government, owns all property, individuals have little protection from the will of the government. The institution of private property gives many individuals a place to call their own, a place where they are safe from […]

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Notable Quote – Derek Hunter

by Skip September 17, 2017

On Rights and The Federal Government’s Ambassador to New Hampshire Jeanne Shaheen’s belief that Government CAN and should “bestow” a new Right upon its subjects citizens: Did you realize you have a right to not be offended? That you have a right to other people’s property and their labor? Were you unaware that you, as […]

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Notable Quote – Derek Hunter

by Skip September 14, 2017

…Remember when people used to let things go? When people would just get along, not hunt for secret meanings behind actions and ways to be offended for the sake of being offended? Thanks to the progressive left that day is done. These guys [Progressives and SJWs -Skip] suck the joy out of everything. The simple […]

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Notable Quote – John P. Warren

by Skip September 11, 2017

…Those imperfections are key to our continual search for true north beneath all the stars of good and evil. Those who forced our birth in 1776, carried with them bigotry and brutality, class and criminality. Yet, propelled as they were by a natural law embedded within them by an Almighty God, they struggled toward that […]

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Notable Quote – The essence and foundation of capitalism

by Skip September 10, 2017

For one thing, mutually advantageous exchange is not the worst ethical school. It is better than the violent pride of aristocrats or the violent insolence of bureaucrats. And in economic liberalism, the human desire to excel is provided millions of honorable paths, from model railway building to show business, as against in illiberal societies the […]

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Notable Quote – Steve Horowitz

by Skip September 9, 2017

The laws of economics are not suspended in an emergency, no matter what the laws of politicians attempt to do. When goods are more scarce, they will be costly to obtain, whether those costs are in terms of money or something else. The importance of letting market prices do their job and determining who gets […]

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