“A democracy, ma’am, if you can keep it,” said Benjamin Franklin never. Yet that is what many in the media, such as Tom Moran at NJ.com, would have you believe. In his latest opinion column, Moran refers to “universal reverence for our Founding Fathers” as the “secular religion” of the United States. I can name two more, perhaps three on a technicality: The United Church of Democracy and the Party Above All Congregation, the latter currently in schism over minor theological technicalities.Details
In federal elections, campaign ads from candidates of all political stripes have a tendency to be boisterous and full of big promises. When a president’s popularity is high in a midterm election, people of the same party will boast of their association with him, while people of the other major party highlight their willingness to “reach across the aisle.” When those same approval numbers are low, the opposition will strike, and fellow party members rush to paint themselves as different from the chief executive, so in some ways, the new campaign ad from West Virginia Secretary of State and US Senate candidate Natalie Tennant is nothing new.Details
In predictable fashion, the black robed oligarchs known as the United States Supreme Court will not hear New Jersey’s appeal of the federal ban on sports betting. The decision by the Supreme Court last month not to hear the case essentially lets past appeals court decisions stand. The state legislature has already taken actions to bypass the courts and move forward with legalizing sports betting anyway.Details
“The operation of measures thus unconstitutional and illegal ought to be prevented by a resort to other measures which are both constitutional and legal. It will be the solemn duty of the State governments to protect their own authority over their own militia, and to interpose between their citizens and arbitrary power. These are among…Details
Republicans are the party of limited government, right? Not if you’re Governor Chris Christie, or, according to the governor’s remarks, many other Republican governors.Details
For about two weeks, the focus of much of the media’s attention has been the partial shutdown of the federal government. If one needs to rehash how the shutdown came about or is unfamiliar with names such as Cruz, Reid, Boehner or Obama and how they all played a role, one likely won’t care to learn about it now as the shutdown comes to a close. Much of the Republican establishment has caved, fully funding not only ObamaCare, but continued drone wars overseas and domestic spying. Our regularly scheduled tyranny resumes. We have learned, in fact, that in the slowing of the encroachment of government upon more and more of our lives, there are things a great deal stronger than the Republicans’ resolve.
90 year old veterans
When barricades were erected to block World War II veterans’ access to open air memorials, the generation that pierced the Siegfried Line of Nazi Germany had no issue with breaking through the “Barry-cades” that were supposed to impede their attempts at remembering their departed brethren. People then carried the remains of the Obama Wall to the White House.
While the Democrats have the donkey, and the Republicans have the elephant, may I humbly suggest the bison as the symbol of the Tenther movement. Nearly hunted to extinction, just like our precious liberties, they have been making a gradual comeback over the last few decades. This particular bison apparently did not take kindly to the Barry-cade that seemed to be in the middle of nowhere. But did the bison start screaming to throw the bums out, start an email campaign to its congressman or go to court? You have to watch to get your answer.Details