Showing posts with label courage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label courage. Show all posts

February 28, 2018

Armed and dangerous: If police don’t have to protect the public, what good are they?

fromRutherfordInstitute: In the American police state, police have a tendency to shoot first and ask questions later. So when police in Florida had to deal with a school shooter, what did they do?
Police State America    The Government is Not Us

How environmentalists keep heating bills high

fromCreators: Making the poor poorer is merely collateral damage for those with a religious devotion to environmentalism.
Regulation Nation    Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

VIDEO: Victor Davis Hanson: Obama's Legacy of Identity Politics

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: A look at how the Obama administration deployed tribal affiliations to divide the American people by creation of a majority grievance culture.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption    Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Walter E Williams: Another Liberal-Created Failure

fromCreators: The dollar cost of the liberal vision of deinstitutionalization of mentally ill people is a relatively small part of the burden placed on society. Many innocent people have been victimized by mentally ill people.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

The pension nightmare for California’s cities is getting scarier

fromSacramentoBee: For politicians who have long been buying votes from the public employees union, the chickens are coming home to roost.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market    The Government is Not Us

Venezuelan inmates eating rats and pigeons to avoid starvation

fromBreitbart: Venezuelan prisoners are eating rats and pigeons as a means of survival as food supplies continue to dissipate in the failed socialist state, according to a report published this weekend.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market 

Jayme Metzgar: Real American Heroes - 5 Notable Americans Who Fought For Their Opponents’ Rights

The difference between disagreement and force.    I live within earshot of a Civil War battlefield, where volunteers give frequent artillery demonstrations during tourist season. Throughout this past summer, the familiar blasts rattling the kitchen windows became an odd source of comfort. “I suppose we could be more divided than we are    ... MORE

VIDEO: Hero Of Liberty - Passmore Williamson

Robert Gore: The Best Novel Nobody Has Read

Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin    is the most well-known American novel that nobody reads. Histories of the Civil War invariably mention its role in stoking abolitionist sentiment, and President Lincoln greeted Stowe as “the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war.” The book’s characters have become part of   ... MORE

VIDEO: People Who Keep The System Of Slavery In Place

Live your life with morality. Don't just follow orders.

Mallory Millett: Why I Love 'Hate Speech'

I love Pamela Geller.     I have known and loved her for years. She is a great American!  If only everyone who has the honor of calling himself American could grow courage like hers we would be un-terrorizable as a nation.  Pamela gets that we are at war and stands as an example for those of us who have lost our way. Many of you under fifty have   ... MORE

Katie Kieffer: We Could Be Heroes, You And Me

"What is the point of my life if I’m a coward?”    Twelve Charlie Hebdo staffers who died for free speech and 25 Republicans who voted against U.S. Speaker John Boehner are heroes. We too could be heroes, me and you. “We could be heroes, me and you,” are lyrics from Heroes (We Could Be)—a 2014 number one hit single by Swedish DJ   ... MORE

Jeffrey H. Anderson: GOP Wimping Out On Obamacare?

Lots of big talk, but no action.    Republicans have now won two Obamacare elections, the first in 2010 and the second in 2014. (In 2012, their presidential nominee chose not to engage on the issue.) In the lead-up to their latest victory, Republicans ran far more ads against Obamacare than either party ran for or against anything else. Voters      ... MORE

This 29-Year-Old Is Choosing to End Her Own Life on Nov. 1

by Hillary White.     An affirmation of self-ownership. Brittany Maynard plans on celebrating her husband's Oct. 30 birthday, and then just two days later, she will pass on quietly in her Oregon home, with a close friend and immediate family at her side. "There is not a cell in my body that is suicidal or that wants to die," she told People. "I want to live.  ... MORE

Robert Taylor: 5 Loners & Introverts Who Changed History

Mencken-Rand-Tesla-Mises-Solzhenitsyn.     In a time dominated by flashes of celebrity, screaming talking heads on TV, and cities that don’t sleep, introverts and loners have few places to fit in. But as Laurie Helgoe argues in Psychology Today, those that are slightly uncomfortable with a noisy culture often have the biggest impact on society.   ... MORE

Remembering Our Ultimate Defenders Of Freedom

by Rob Woodall.      It was President James A. Garfield who said, “For love of country they accepted death,” and in that brief sentence we find a simple, solemn truth. It’s a truth for which we set aside a special day each year to pay tribute to the sacrifice of so many. Their sacrifice is a gift for which we are grateful, and on Memorial Day we pause to    ... MORE

J.D. Tuccille: Does Police Work Involve Special 'Bravery'?

A job less risky than cab driver.       It's good to excel at your job—and if that excellence involves protecting the innocent and rescuing children, so much the better. Good stuff. But if we're going to recognize individuals who have done awesome things, is it entirely necessary to lavishly spread the praise so that their entire trade is stroked as  ... MORE

Samuel Darrett: Avoid Judicial Intimidation

You can judge both the facts and the law.    While many opinions have been expressed about the jury acquitting Zimmerman, there is one aspect of the trial that has not been fully delineated, namely the judge's instruction to the jury. What the judge tells the jury usually determines the verdict. Sad to say many jurors, who are unaware of why     ... MORE

Gary North: An Anomaly In American History

Ron Paul's farewell address.   On Wednesday, November 14, Ron Paul delivered his final speech at the podium of the United States House of Representatives. It was covered by C-SPAN live, and was later posted on C-SPAN's site. It was soon posted on YouTube, and from there was posted on numerous sites. Within hours, various media outlets began to     ... MORE