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Co-founder of GraniteGrok, my concern is around Individual Liberty and Freedom (and how Government is taking that away from us). My fight, from a Conservative (with small "L" libertarian leanings) and evangelical Christian perspective, is with the Progressives that are forcing a collectivized and secular humanistic future upon us. As TEA Party activist, citizen journalist (and pundit!), my goal is to use the New Media to advance the radical notions of America's Founders back into our culture again.

Yes, it is all about the children

Red State has a little something that shows what the NEA is doing to enhance the education of our children: Thanks to Jason Riley of the Wall Street Journal, who noted in the Political Diary last Friday the NEA’s Legislative Program for the next (110th) Congress. As we noted a few days ago, according to …

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Here’s the difference

Sure, I can pile on!  From CNN this morning, the Bush Administration announces a new push for school vouchers: Congressional Republicans on Tuesday proposed a $100 million plan to let poor children leave struggling schools and attend private schools at public expense.  Face it, there are schools, mostly in poor areas (or simply poorly managed …

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Praying to be overturned

I really hope this is brought to the Supremes and is overturned quickly, for if it is not, we are ALL in big trouble.  Right now, the Ninth Circuit Court has handed down a ruling that will start / allow affirmative action in terms of limiting free speech.  From TCS Daily is this: Recently, in …

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Notable Quotes: Benjamin Franklin

In this day and age, we often see the quote as: "Those who give up liberties for safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." when the real quote is:  "Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." – Benjamin Franklin My question is: what are these essential liberties as far …

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A case for theology

In the NRO Online forum, Kathryn Jean Lopez made this observation: Chuck Schumer on the Senate floor earlier today: “There is a group of people in America of deep faith. I respect that faith. I’ve been in enough inner city black churches, working-class Catholic parishes, rural Methodist houses of worship, small Jewish synagogues to understand …

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So much for so little

And for the general consumer, there is now this for hard disk space….2 terabytes (2,000 gigabytes).  Not so long ago, only huge corporations could afford the purchase and maintenance costs.  Now, a regular guy who is into movies could get one of these.   I go back a ways – I started with computers with …

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This looks encouraging

From TreeHugger comes this report: Thanks to a merger, a New Jersey company hopes to be able to provide solar power at prices competitive with traditional electricity without relying on rebates. WorldWater & Power intends to acquire Entech, a manufacturer of concentrating solar photovoltaic technology. Entech has developed concentrator solar power systems, supplied solar power …

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The Vatican has it wrong

Update 1: The Pope has spoken out on the situation (from Reuters again): July 17, 2006 — INTROD, Italy – Pope Benedict yesterday condemned Hezbollah’s "terrorist acts" and Israel’s "reprisals," calling the cross-border violence unjustifiable. In his first public comments on the crisis, he said the violations at its root cannot be used to sanction …

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Then what are all those blue helmets doing that are already there?

UN chief  appeals to Israel and Hexbollah to focus their targets narrowly, to spare civilian lives. Does anyone else see what’s wrong with this picture?  Isn’t Hezbollah known for shooting off records heading into Israeli civilian area?  Now the UN is trying to get into the act over at the Israeli – Lebanon border.  From …

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