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Our Founding Fathers Were Guided By God When Founding Our Country!

Our Founding Fathers Were Guided By God When Founding Our Country!

Our Founding Fathers knew We The People would face governmental tyranny and would need protection from self serving politicians like Hillary Clinton. This is comes directly from the Declaration of Independence We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their … Read entire article »

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25 Years After Thomas Joins Supreme Court, a Friend Hails an American Originalist

Not every justice on the Supreme Court connects the “magical words” of the Declaration of Independence with the government structure set up in the Constitution to protect natural rights as expressed by Thomas Jefferson. In fact, the only one to do so with any consistency in recent years is Justice Clarence Thomas, a friend and former White House lawyer said in an interview with The Daily Signal on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Thomas’ swearing-in. “What we now have after Thomas has served for 25 years on the court is not just an amazing and inspiring life story, but a remarkable record of jurisprudence,” recalled Mark Paoletta, who was on the White House legal team when President George H.W. Bush nominated Thomas to the high court. Other judges have produced “originalist” … Read entire article »

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Millennial Cluelessness About Communism’s Massacres Demonstrates the Need for School Choice

American education is failing thousands of students every year. But this crisis is not just about poor scores in math and reading. It is a deeper failure, leaving entire generations of Americans without the most basic knowledge of the country’s past and its civic institutions. As The Daily Signal reported, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation’s first “Annual Report on U.S. Attitudes Towards Socialism” showed that just 42 percent of millennials view capitalism favorably compared to 64 percent of Americans over 65. Perhaps more disturbingly, a third of millennials believe that more people were killed under former President George W. Bush than under notorious Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, and just 37 percent of millennials had a “very unfavorable” view of communism. These findings are merely the latest in a pattern of documented cluelessness … Read entire article »

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The Political Theorist Behind Today’s Identity Politics

Elections are opportunities for Americans to take a serious look at their country and evaluate its current health. Looking around as the election season shifts into high gear, we find several ominous symptoms of political illness. Consider, for example, our increased ideological polarization, the repeated disregard for the Constitution by office holders, heightened racial tensions that have erupted in violence, the shriveling respect for religious freedom, and the growing habit of using the judiciary rather than the legislature to change public policy. One reason we have these problems is because of the way we tend to think and talk about politics in America. The political landscape today has been heavily influenced by someone whose name most people do not even know: the late Harvard University political theorist John Rawls. Many in academia … Read entire article »

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To Protect Taxpayers From Funding Abortion, the Hyde Amendment Must Be Permanent

To Protect Taxpayers From Funding Abortion, the Hyde Amendment Must Be Permanent

In our Declaration of Independence, the Founders declared that everyone is endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, including and especially life. Science has revealed and affirmed the notion that an unborn child is human life with unique DNA. For more and more Americans, this fact of life is becoming more clear with each new scientific discovery. I understand the issue of abortion is still controversial in America. But the issue of whether taxpayers should … Read entire article »

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9/11 Anniversary: 10 Lessons Learned From the 15-Year ‘Long War’

Having been in the Pentagon on 9/11, it does not seem as if it was 15 years ago that our lives and national trajectory were changed so much. For those who have been in the middle of it all, the time has gone swiftly. To many others, it is ancient history. Some interns at The Heritage Foundation were only as young as 4 and 5 years old on that chaotic day. That said, what lessons could we learn from the trial of the Long War? Here are 10 worth considering. Every nation is vulnerable, and democracies are even more so. The optimism and freedoms of America make it open to attack. The 9/11 terrorists came here using programs designed to introduce America to the world. In the past, the two great … Read entire article »

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Unlike the NFL’s Colin Kaepernick, Frederick Douglass Loved ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

National Football League player Colin Kaepernick created a stir on Friday when he refused to stand for the national anthem at the start of a preseason game. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback cited the prevalence of racism and oppression in America as the primary reasons he sat during the playing of the song. The Bay Area football star has been fading over the last few years and he’ll likely be doing a lot of sitting this season—for the national anthem or otherwise. But Kaepernick’s protest has initiated a national debate over patriotism and respect for the American flag. “The Star-Spangled Banner” was written by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812; it was officially adopted as the national anthem in 1931 and has been a staple at sports events for more … Read entire article »

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True Feminism and the Constitution Have Always Been Compatible

Feminists have convinced many Americans that the U.S. Constitution was and remains an impediment to the rights of women. They argue that freedom and equality for women have come to fruition only as a result of modern feminism. In reality, as I argue in “The Modern Feminist Rejection of Constitutional Government,” the Constitution has always been compatible with women’s equal political rights. Although modern feminists frequently speak the language of equal opportunity and rights, the movement has strayed from this narrow mission in favor of a far more radical agenda. In the name of “equality,” modern feminism seeks to eliminate gender distinctions and promote absolute parity between the sexes in all areas of society based on a monolithic view of what it means to be an autonomous woman. As a result, this movement … Read entire article »

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The History of the United States, as Told by Young Democrats

PHILADELPHIA—Young Democrats appear to be part of the coalition championing that dictum from William Faulkner: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” I expected the youth caucus meeting at the Democratic National Convention, which I attended Wednesday, to focus almost entirely on current liberal concerns such as student loans, jobs, LGBT issues, and climate change. (Given the near absolute lack of mentions of terrorism on the convention’s main stage, I wasn’t so naïve that I expected any talk about the Islamic State terrorists or national security.) But this was no MSNBC event, and far from leaning forward, two of the three participants on a panel went on extended diatribes about the United States’ history to a room with enough empty chairs to satisfy an army of Clint Eastwoods. Sitting about … Read entire article »

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Booker: America wasn't built on 'rugged individualism'

Ryan Lovelace PHILADELPHIA — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker railed against the idea that America was built on “rugged individualism” during his speech at the Democratic National Convention on Monday. Booker said America’s Declaration of Independence was truly a “historic declaration of interdependence. examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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This Independence Day, Keep the Pageantry but Add Some Principle

While America’s birthday has always been “solemnized with pomp and parade, with shews, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other” as John Adams anticipated, these revelries were once paired with other traditions that kept the cause for celebration front of mind. Independence Day orations, often lasting an hour or more, were once delivered in town squares and fraternal halls across the country. Politicians like Daniel Webster and Charles Sumner, activists like William Lloyd Garrison, prominent local attorneys, even defeated Native American warriors gave speeches that were well attended and widely disseminated thereafter. These speeches delved deeply into the principles expressed in our declaration, often summarizing the major works of the Enlightenment that shaped our founders’ view of government. An 1824 oration delivered by a … Read entire article »

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The Sacrifices Made by the Men Who Signed the Declaration

When reading the Declaration of Independence, it is easy to focus only on the sweeping language of the second paragraph and skip over the names and mutual pledge of the signers at its conclusion. Though the principles enunciated in its opening paragraphs, such as the self-evident truth that all men are created equal, provide the moral and philosophical foundation on which the American regime rests, it is important to acknowledge that declaring principles alone secures nothing. Principles need to be enforced by individuals who have the habits of character necessary to fight for them, and perhaps even die for them, if need be. In a time where talk of rights dominates our political discourse, a focus on duties is indispensable in order to teach citizens the responsibilities they owe toward each other … Read entire article »

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Freedom In America – Thinking About The 4th of July 2016

Freedom In America – Thinking About The 4th of July 2016

In a recent conversation with my son, now only 20 years old. I was confronted with several very true issues in the way different generations think about the changes that have taken place in America. The question is, has the move to Socialism in America over the past 8 years been a good thing. Barack Obama told America he was going to Socialize America and effectively; if you look at it now, he has. I think … Read entire article »

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Democracy and freedom won today in the UK, now America!

Democracy and freedom won today in the UK, now America!

Democracy is on the rise! Freedom loving people are waking up to the corruption and power hungry elites of Socialism. The consolidation of power for the one world globalization groups that have been stealing average citizens lives for for their centralized control were dealt a blow. I simply hope that it continues to spread. The people of the world can let freedom and democracy truly grow from the stranglehold that these Socialist elites have taken from us all … Read entire article »

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This New Law Ensures South Carolina Students Will Study the Founding Documents

Gov. Nikki Haley, a Republican, signed a South Carolina House bill into law that implements the study of U.S. founding documents into the state’s public high schools. The South Carolina Founding Principles Act requires the study of the United States Constitution, the Federalist Papers, and “the structure of the government and the role of separation of powers and the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights” to be added into statewide social studies programs. This bill, signed June 1, reinforces South Carolina’s Section 59-29-120 that required all public education students, both in high school and in college, to pass a test after a year-long class on the founding documents and principles. The Founding Principles Act bolsters the existing law by adding an accountability clause requiring the State Department of Education to report to … Read entire article »

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Memorial Day Tributes Should Include What Soldiers Fought for

Is Memorial Day a vestigial holiday? Today, a plurality of Americans believe it was a mistake to drop the atomic bombs and many have little understanding of World War II, the Korean War, or the Civil War. It is our duty, not just to commemorate our fallen soldiers, but to understand the causes and principles they fought and died for. On May 30 in 1865, a Charleston school superintendent took a group of black schoolchildren to a mass grave to place flowers and give tribute to the men buried there. “Quietly the ugly mounds were covered with flowers strewn by black hands which knew only that the dead they were honoring had raised them from a condition of servitude,” wrote historian Paul H. Buck. The 249 Union soldiers entombed in that grave died … Read entire article »

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‘We Will Never Be Silent’: Mississippi Governor Receives Religious Freedom Award

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant received a religious freedom award Thursday evening in Washington, D.C., for his courage to protect and stand up for the religious rights of citizens in his state. “We want to honor those who have courage,” Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said. Perkins honored Bryant, a Republican, with the Family Research Council’s first ever Samuel Adams Religious Freedom Award during an annual Watchmen on the Wall conference for pastors around the country. Mississippi Gov. @PhilBryantMS was honored with the first ever @FRCdc Samuel Adams Religious Freedom Award #WOTW16 pic.twitter.com/SpBgwyVhy5 — Leah Jessen (@_LeahKay_) May 27, 2016 “I am simply a Christian doing his duty as God has given him the right to do so,” Bryant said Thursday evening at the award presentation. >>>Mississippi Governor Explains Why He Signed Religious Liberty … Read entire article »

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Cruz Announces Fiorina As Running Mate: Trump and Clinton "Two Sides Of The Same Coin"

Sen. Ted Cruz announces Carly Fiorina as his choice for Vice President if he becomes the Republican nominee for president. Transcript: CRUZ: In choosing the person I believe would honorably and faithfully serve in the office of the Vice President – the person who under our Constitution could ascend either temporarily or permanently to the presidency – there must be a higher criteria, and that criteria must be this: will that person keep the faith and trust of the American people? For all the enormously impressive qualities I saw in others whom I considered for the office of the Vice Presidency of the United States, I found a clear choice. One who has never been afraid to stand up to the insider status quo. Who knows the principles of the Declaration of … Read entire article »

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Cruz Gives Unity Speech: "Onward To Victory"

Sen. Ted Cruz delivers a speech in Philadelphia on the night of the New York Republican presidential primary in which he placed third. Transcript, via Ted Cruz: Thank you so very much Carly for your incredible friendship and leadership. God bless New York and God bless the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. I am so excited to share with you what America has learned over the past few months. And it has nothing to do with a politician tonight winning his home state. It has everything to do with what we’ve seen in the towns and faces that have been weathered with trouble, joblessness, and fear. It is what we learned looking at the factories that have been shuttered and the hearts that are closing. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); We have learned that America is at a … Read entire article »

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How the Tea Party Embodies Jefferson’s Political Legacy

Thomas Jefferson was born 273 years ago today. It is fitting that we should use his birthday not only as an occasion of celebration, expressing our gratitude for his life, but also for reflection, trying to understand his massive contribution to our country’s history and development. Jefferson is beyond dispute one of the most important of the American founders and, even more, one of the most important Americans of any generation. He was born into an utterly different world from ours. He was born in the colony of Virginia—one piece of the British Empire in North America. As one of the leading proponents of and architects of American independence, he became a key figure in the creation of the new world into which we have been born—a world in which America is … Read entire article »

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