October 23, 2010

 
A Free Market of Ideas
 
George Bernard Shaw said: "Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it." It is true, most people are terrified of liberty, petrified they might have to be responsible for their own lives. "The Autonomist," is not for them.



Death, Taxes, and Trash
Burt Prelutsky—10/22/10
In the old days, an expression one often heard was that the good die young. I don't know how it began or why, unless it was an acknowledgment of the fact that in wars, it was generally the young who were most often called upon to sacrifice their lives. That still holds true, and if further proof were needed that the expression is close to gospel, we need only realize that, at 80, corrupt Charley Rangel is still going strong, and that, at 84, 86 and 86, so are Fidel Castro, Frank Lautenberg and Jimmy Carter.

NPR Fires Juan Williams for Telling the Truth
Alan Caruba—10/22/10
The headline on the National Public Radio website said, "NPR Ends Williams' Contract After Muslim Remarks", but it should have said, "NPR Fires Williams for Telling the Truth."

These Are Not Negotiable
Chuck Baldwin—10/22/10
In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote, "Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies."

Mainstream Media ''Puffing'' Obama/Democrats Ahead of the Election
J. D. Longstreet—10/22/10
For the past few days I have seen a number of articles in the papers praising the Democratic Congress as one of the, if not THE, most productive Congress ever. The MsM has also lauded the Obama Regime for the host of "accomplishments" from the Office of the President.

APC's Efforts to Expose ICLEI Having an Impact
Tom DeWeese—10/21/10
Over the past several months, the American Policy Center (APC) has mailed more than 100,000 "Remove ICLEI, Restore the Republic Survey" to Americans across the nation. The mail package contained not only the Survey, but also a detailed report on Sustainable Development and how ICLEI (International Council on Local Environmental Initiatives) is being paid dues by local communities to impose this UN Agenda 21 policy.

Obama Prepares to Surrender in Afghanistan
J. D. Longstreet—10/21/10
In an article entitled "Iran joins high-level Afghan talks" by AP writer ALESSANDRA RIZZO, Rizzo says the following: "Iran took part in a high-level meeting on Afghanistan on Monday after the United States said it has no problem with its participation.

Jesse James Obama
Burt Prelutsky—10/20/10
A great many people like to make heroes of those who are, by no stretch of the imagination, even slightly heroic.