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Few Think Government Has Consent of the Governed

The Declaration of Independence says that governments derive their authority from the consent of the governed, but only one-in-four voters think the American government today has that consent. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 23% of Likely U.S. Voters think the federal government today has the consent of the governed. Fifty-seven percent (57%) do not, but 20% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook. The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on July 16-17, 2017. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% … Read entire article »

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Elizabeth Warren reminds downtrodden on Martha’s Vineyard she’s fighting for them (open thread)

Elizabeth Warren reminds downtrodden on Martha’s Vineyard she’s fighting for them (open thread)

**Written by Doug Powers Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month Another fine summer Sunday is upon us, and with it the accompanying global warming has swept in another open thread with some odds and ends that slipped through the cracks during the week. Off we go… Nobody can visit Martha’s Vineyard without coming away with the impression that the struggle is real. So, not unlike Hillary Clinton, Sen. Elizabeth Warren showed up at a Vineyard town … Read entire article »

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France Is Once Again a Battleground for the Soul of Europe

President Donald Trump followed up a successful week in Europe with a visit to France for Bastille Day and the 100-year commemoration of America’s entrance into World War I. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month He also held a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron to talk about the Syrian civil war, the Middle East, terrorism, and other topics concerning both countries. While the two leaders have had a fairly rocky relationship so far, this is an important gesture for two countries that share so much history—whether they like it or not. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In a sense, Trump is following up on his Poland speech, in which he appealed to the Polish people’s greatest national mores while calling for the country to embrace its role in Western civilization … Read entire article »

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Some States Have No Interest in Fighting Voter Fraud

It was a simple request—hardly one to stir up controversy. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month Kris Kobach, Kansas secretary of state and vice chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, recently sent letters to his fellow secretaries of state requesting “publicly-available voter roll data” and soliciting feedback on ways to secure America’s electoral system against fraud. Yet the response has been as swift as it is absurd. Liberal activist groups, many media outlets, and politicians—predominantly left-leaning ones—assailed the commission for somehow invading the privacy of American voters. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Some went even further. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh tweeted that the request was “repugnant.” Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe labeled the commission a “tool to commit large-scale voter suppression.” California Secretary of State Alex Padilla called it a … Read entire article »

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Trump Says West Must ‘Fight Like the Poles.’ Meet the Polish Soldier Who Fought for Our Freedom.

“Together, let us all fight like the Poles—for family, for freedom, for country, and for God.” Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month Those were the words of President Donald Trump as he delivered a speech at Warsaw’s Krasinski Square in central Poland. Trump highlighted both the longstanding connection between the United States and Poland, as well as the enduring need for the West to stand strong in the face of tyranny. In a clear reference to the menace of Islamist terrorism, Trump said: “Our own fight for the West does not begin on the battlefield—it begins with our minds, our wills, and our souls.” (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Poland knows what it means to encounter a threat. It faced the twin evils of Nazism and communism during the 20th century, starting when … Read entire article »

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Independence By John Stossel

Did you think about the signing of the Declaration of Independence this week? … Read entire article »

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How One Man Helped Propel the American Revolution

That the brilliant wordsmith Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence is indisputable, but a lesser-known fact is that the man who played the indispensable role in its adoption by the Continental Congress in July 1776 was John Adams of Massachusetts, our second president. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month Jefferson later confirmed Adams’ role as the tireless “floor manager” of the declaration: No man better merited than Mr. John Adams to hold a most conspicuous place in the design. He was the pillar of its support on the floor of Congress, its ablest advocate and defender against the multifarious assaults encountered. As historian David McCullough has written, tension in the congressional debate was heightened by the sighting of a hundred British ships off New York, the first … Read entire article »

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Happy Independence Day, America

Happy Independence Day, America

As a public service reminder of the reason for the season, I’m reprinting the Declaration of Independence in its entirety. The transcription comes via the National Archives. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and … Read entire article »

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Is America Still a Nation? By Patrick J. Buchanan

In the first line of the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, Thomas Jefferson speaks of “one people.” The Constitution, agreed upon by the Founding Fathers in Philadelphia in 1789, begins, “We the people…” And who were these “people”? … Read entire article »

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Were Confederate Generals Traitors?

My “Rewriting American History” column of a fortnight ago, about the dismantling of Confederate monuments, generated considerable mail. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month Some argued there should not be statues honoring traitors such as Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis, who fought against the Union. Victors of wars get to write the history, and the history they write often does not reflect the facts. Let’s look at some of the facts and ask: Did the South have a right to secede from the Union? If it did, we can’t label Confederate generals as traitors. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Article 1 of the Treaty of Paris (1783), which ended the war between the Colonies and Great Britain, held “New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, … Read entire article »

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Foreign Soros-Backed Media Outlet Bashes Conservatives With US Taxpayer Dollars

For additional proof that the State Department has no business teaming up overseas with the vast network funded by the billionaire George Soros, look no further than the portentously named Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month The OCCRP calls itself “an investigative reporting platform formed by 24 nonprofit investigative centers … spread across Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.” In words that could have come from John Lennon’s “Imagine,” its website further states: “Our organization doesn’t belong to any country, political philosophy or set of beliefs.” (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It is, however, almost fully funded by Soros, a financier with a penchant for subsidizing radical causes around the world—with assistance from our own State Department. At the bottom of nearly all its pages, it proudly displays … Read entire article »

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The Left Is Trying to Rewrite American History. We Must Stop Them.

George Orwell said, “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month In the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, censorship, rewriting of history, and eliminating undesirable people became part of Soviets’ effort to ensure that the correct ideological and political spin was put on their history. Deviation from official propaganda was punished by confinement in labor camps and execution. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Today there are efforts to rewrite history in the U.S., albeit the punishment is not so draconian as that in the Soviet Union. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu had a Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee monument removed last month. Former Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton wanted the statue of Confederate Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, … Read entire article »

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Why Cities Shouldn’t Take Down Confederate Statues

Why Cities Shouldn’t Take Down Confederate Statues

Social justice warriors seem to have hit a wall in American politics. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month Perhaps sensing that their attempts to fundamentally transform America through top-down control have reached their limit, they are doubling down on reshaping America from the ground up. Their new favorite target is American history, and they are starting with low-hanging fruit: Confederate monuments. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Activists are stridently taking their crusades from the college campus to a … Read entire article »

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Why Conservatives Still Attack Trump

When people you know well, admire, and who share your values do something you strongly oppose, you have two options: 1) Cease admiring them, or 2) try to understand them and change their minds. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month In the case of my conservative friends who still snipe (or worse) at President Donald Trump, I have rejected option one. The reason—beside the fact that I simply like many of them—is what I refer to as “moral bank accounts.” Every time we do good, we make a deposit into our moral bank account. And every time we do something bad, we make a withdrawal. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); These conservatives have made so many deposits into their moral bank accounts that, in my view, their accounts all remain firmly in the … Read entire article »

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Most Think Americans Should Be Proud of U.S. History

There has been much debate lately over whether states should remove monuments and other symbols that reflect a part of American history that is no longer in line with the nation’s values today. But even with a speckled past, most Americans still believe they should be proud of this country’s history. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 68% of American Adults think Americans should be proud of the history of the United States. That’s down just slightly from the roughly three-out-of-four who have said the same for the past nine years. Sixteen percent (16%) think instead that Americans should be ashamed of the United States’ history, while 15% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); (Want … Read entire article »

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Roger Ailes Remembered for Giving Conservatives a Voice, and a Fair Hearing, at Fox News

Roger Ailes built Fox News Channel by tapping into a growing sense among ordinary Americans that the dominant news media didn’t understand or care about them, journalists said Thursday at word that the cable TV giant had died. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month While some of Ailes’ critics focused on great personal failings that led to his downfall, those who witnessed his achievements over the years from near or far, or who benefited from his faith in them, were more generous. “Everything you see in cable news today is Roger Ailes’ making, regardless of network,” Joe Concha, media critic for The Hill, said in an email to The Daily Signal. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “And many of the people you watch, from Chris Matthews to Megyn Kelly to Sean Hannity, have … Read entire article »

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Trump’s Tax Proposal is a Strong Starting Point for Reform

President Donald Trump’s tax plan announced on Wednesday shows that he is serious about his campaign promise to cut America’s taxes. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month For too long, the American economy has been held back by an outdated tax system. Trump’s promise to lower tax rates and update the tax code will benefit all Americans. Chief among the proposed reforms is lowering tax rates for businesses and individuals. Lowering the business income tax rate to 15 percent has rightly received the most attention. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Currently, Americans pay a federal corporate income tax rate of 35 percent—one of the highest in the world. Because businesses are made up of people, it is those Americans who work for and invest in American companies who actually pay the tax. In fact, … Read entire article »

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The History of ‘Extreme Vetting’ of Immigrants

The United States began as a nation of immigrants, and it continues to be so today. The ability to absorb people from around the globe is a hallmark of American exceptionalism. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month America has succeeded mostly through what The Heritage Foundation’s Mike Gonzalez has called “patriotic assimilation,” in which immigrants have not just been taught how to adapt to the economy of the U.S., but also the customs and beliefs of larger American culture. It is this fading notion of assimilation that has been a great strength for America since its founding. But, the extraordinarily welcoming nature of this country can be turned against it; assimilation simply won’t work on those who are expressly opposed to the idea. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); U.S. immigration laws have varied … Read entire article »

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What This Supreme Court Case Could Mean for School Choice

This week, a dispute over playground surfaces in Missouri made its way to the Supreme Court. At question was the constitutionality of a provision in Missouri’s state constitution known as a Blaine Amendment. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month The court heard oral arguments on Wednesday for Trinity Lutheran v. Comer, a case involving a Lutheran preschool and its application to a state grant program that helps nonprofits resurface playgrounds with recycled rubber. Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Missouri, operates a preschool and daycare center, and its property includes a playground that is open to the public. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); When the Trinity Lutheran Child Learning Center applied to a state grant program to help resurface its playground, its application was denied on the basis of a provision in the Missouri … Read entire article »

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All Sitting Supreme Court Justices Have Been Involved With Federalist Society, Labeled a ‘Front’ Group by Democrats

Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court choice, came under fire from Democrats Monday because of his involvement with the Federalist Society, a conservative legal organization. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month “I don’t know what Donald Trump’s judicial philosophy [is] as president, but we sure do know the judicial philosophy of the Federalist Society, which was given the responsibility of coming up with a list of nominees to fill the [Antonin] Scalia vacancy on the Supreme Court,” Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said Monday before Gorsuch’s Senate Judiciary Committee vote. A new report, however, released Monday by the conservative nonprofit America Rising Squared, or AR2, shows that all current U.S Supreme Court justices, appointed by both Democrats and Republicans, and not just Gorsuch, have been involved with the Federalist Society. … Read entire article »

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