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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Why ACLU Has Become A Synonym For Hypocrisy

Read the interesting comments, pro and con, on 1st Amendment Freedom: Obama And The ACLU.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Financial State Of The Union

Revenues $2.3 trillion

Spending $3.6 trillion

Download a survey of our nation’s plight from the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Liberal-Progressives’ Wishful ‘Thinking’

Obama’s cherished green technology simply isn’t selling too well, even with ideological compulsion by the EPA.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 09/25 at 04:18 PM
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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Obama’s Foreign Policy Fails As Badly As His Domestic Economic Policies

Unemployment in total is worse than in 2008, business is sitting on its hands, and the standing of the United States in the Middle East, the center piece of Obama’s foreign policy, is lower now than in 2008.

Read Charles Krauthammer’s Collapse of the Cairo Doctrine

Friday, September 21, 2012

Another Stake In The Heart of Evolutionary Biology

Intelligent design becomes in yet another area of biology the most credible source of the astonishing variegation of earth’s plant and animal life.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 09/21 at 08:43 PM
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Make-Nice Is Not A Foreign Policy

The ongoing fiasco in the Middle East - murder of our ambassador and members of his staff, along with military assaults on other embassies - has been encouraged in great part by Obama’s Mr. Nice Guy presentation of fecklessness and indifference toward Islamic terrorism in the Middle East.  That presentation, in turn, arises from fundamental religious doctrines of liberal-progressive-socialism.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

While Obama Fiddles

Preoccupied with the more important matter of spending most of his time, far more than any other president in history, attending fund raisers for his re-election, President Obama reportedly skipped security briefings aimed at heading off a second round of attacks on our embassies.  And, of course, Obama doesn’t wish to do or say anything that might offend his Islamic pals.

Read Mark Steyn on Obama’s Ham-Fisted Response To The Attacks On The U.S.

1st Amendment Freedom: Obama And The ACLU

Obama sympathizes with Islamic thugs whose feelings were hurt by a film clip demeaning Mohammed.  We’ve never heard anything from him lamenting continual attacks on Judeo-Christian morality in the United States, however hurtful those attacks may be.  Liberal-progressives’ sneering reply is, “Get used to it!”

Islamic fanatics across the Middle East demand that we suspend 1st Amendment guarantees of free speech and prosecute an exercise thereof.  That’s a mirror image of the ACLU’s historical assertion of the right to use whatever force necessary to attack our nation and to destroy its moral core.  According to the ACLU’s official history, In Defense of American Liberties, [Roger] Baldwin [co-founder of the ACLU] argued that “standards of civil liberty cannot be attained as abstract principles or as constitutional guarantees” because rights “are not granted” by those in power. They could be won only by militant action. ( The Liberal Jihad - The Hundred-Year War Against the Constitution).

Quote Of The Day

Alan Abelson on the Barron’s website:

If you think Dave is being too harshly negative in his assessment of the employment report, he asks that you “bear in mind that in the month of August, more people went on the food-stamp program (173,000) than those who managed to find a new job (96,000).” This, he goes on to say, “can scarcely be called a real recovery.”

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 09/16 at 02:28 AM
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Friday, September 14, 2012

Liberal-Progressive Education For Socialism

Obama’s now notorious dismissal of individual effort in building our economy captures a principal aspect of John Dewey’s early 20th century ideas about progressive education.  What Dewey called “education for democracy” was intended to steer educators away from teaching hard subjects.  They were instead to spend their time on group projects emphasizing collective effort rather than individual excellence. 

What David Riesman later in The Lonely Crowd called the inner-directed, individualistic personality was to give way to the outer-directed, go-with-the crowd personality beginning to appear in the 1950s.  Group-think was to prepare unsophisticated young students for life in the “good socialist society” that liberal-progressives confidently anticipated in the 1920s and 30s, the socialized society that liberal-progressive Franklin Roosevelt imposed upon us during his 1930s Great Depression.

I’m indebted to Frank Madarasz for the link to Honey, You Didn’t Build That, a film clip that depicts the education goals of liberal-progressive-socialism.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 09/14 at 09:59 PM
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