Self Government

Gratitude – a question from Arthur Milikh

by Skip November 23, 2017

Do we still embody it, are mindful of having such an attitude, or has Progressivism wiped it off the face and soul of our country? Emphasis mine: …At the end of the Proclamation, Washington implores Americans toward modesty regarding our own powers, reminding citizens that we live in an order that may be mysterious insofar […]

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They only wanted to ban the bump stock, they said…..

by Skip October 21, 2017

Hardly.  They never stop at just one thing.  Once again, the Democrats in Congress aren’t just willing to go after just one aspect of their civilian disarmament jihad against the Second Amendment.  Here’s a couple more “aren’t going any furthers”: H.R.3984 – Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] (Introduced 10/05/2017) Summary: To repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms […]

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Prager U: Was America founded to be secular?

by Skip July 6, 2017

Nope The Founding Fathers believed that a secular government is key to preserving liberty. But they also believed that without a religious society, liberty would devolve into tyranny. (H/T: Liberty Unyielding)

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Notable Quote – Ronald Reagan

by Skip June 3, 2017

We are a nation that has a government—not the other way around. And this makes us special among the nations of the Earth. Our Government has no power except that granted it by the people. It is time to check and reverse the growth of government which shows signs of having grown beyond the consent […]

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Notable Quote – Prof. David Corbin & Matt Parks

by Skip April 15, 2014

From a longer piece at The Federalist (go read the whole thing, emphasis here is mine): …Americans, Madison argues, are natural republicans–republicans in their heads and in their hearts, determined to show the world that “self-government” is possible. The republican principle, as Madison defines it later in the essay, requires “a government which derives all its […]

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DOMA and Prop 8: OK, No, and TINGAA!

by Skip June 26, 2013

As I said earlier, I was watching the Scotusblog Coverit feed to see what SCOTUS (Supreme Court of The United States) and my first reaction was “drat, drat, drat”.  I’ve had a chance to review some of the reviews (no, I have NOT read the actual decisions yet – I’m not a lawyer and am feeling […]

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Notable Quote: Harvey Mansfield – On Goodness and Justice

by Steve MacDonald December 3, 2012

“…goodness or justice in our country is not merely the transfer of resources to the poor and vulnerable. We have to take measures to teach the poor and vulnerable to become a little more independent and to prize independence, and not just live for a government check. That means self-government within each self, and where […]

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