Percy Blakeney, Author at Granite Grok - Page 23 of 41

Percy Blakeney

"They seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven or is he in hell? That damned elusive Pimpernel."

American Federal Character

Americans should contemplate the under appreciated federal aspect of independence. We obsess about the size and strength of the national government. But it was our ancestors’ desire to govern themselves. They contemplated doing it in legislative bodies much closer than the British Parliament. That brought about the Declaration of Independence. How we got here… Have we …

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The Religion of Government

Does it ever feel to you like everything not prohibited is required? The average American declares he is a free man, but is that declaration now more pretense than reality? Can we be free in a place where more and more is of, for and by the state? In a place where virtually nothing is outside …

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Winston Churchill once said, “Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” Indeed, America’s founders viewed it with suspicion and probably fear as they hemmed ours in on every side, lest the country fall into mob rule. But what is Democracy? Rules of political …

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Islam Requires You to Submit

Muhammad preached in Mecca for 13 years converting about 150 people to Islam. Then he moved to Medina becoming a politician and war lord. In the first two years at Medina, every Jew was murdered, enslaved or exiled. Once in Medina, on average about every six weeks, Muhammad and his followers were involved in an …

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Use of the Power of the State to Bully & Live at the Expense of Others

Henry Adams observed, “politics as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been a systematic organization of hatreds.” Maybe marshalling hatreds isn’t everything there is to politics but it is a part of the game. Distraction too seems to be a component part of politics. In that, politics is much like a magic show. Reality in …

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Big Tech vs. Banking & Big Government: Round 1

Facebook announced last month it would launch a global cryptocurrency in 2020. The announcement said Facebook and 28 partners would form a consortium. The partners include: MasterCard Inc., PayPal Holdings Inc., and Uber Technologies Inc.; among others. The new partnership will form under the name Libra Association. The purpose of Libra is to govern the …

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The Admitted Goal of the Green New Deal… Creation of a Socialist State

The Green New Deal was an FAQ document on AOC’s website. The document was full of extreme policies. The document was later deleted. The Representative from New York blamed the episode on an unidentified staffer. She took significant ridicule for the proposal. Why does it take a year for a socialist to admit the truth? …

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