At the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Dr. James McHenry, a Maryland delegate, followed Benjamin Franklin from Independence Hall. He recorded a question asked by a lady, directed at Dr. Franklin.

The lady asked, "Well Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?"

"A republic," replied Dr. Franklin, "if you can keep it."


"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." - Ayn Rand

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New One Liners...

How things have changed in Washington over the last year.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Barney-Barney-Barney (not the purple dinosaur)

“I have two reactions to the election in Massachusetts. One, I am disappointed. Two, I feel strongly that the Democratic majority in Congress must respect the process and make no effort to bypass the electoral results. If Martha Coakley had won, I believe we could have worked out a reasonable compromise between the House and Senate health care bills. But since Scott Brown has won and the Republicans now have 41 votes in the Senate, that approach is no longer appropriate. I am hopeful that some Republican Senators will be willing to discuss a revised version of health care reform because I do not think that the country would be well-served by the health care status quo. But our respect for democratic procedures must rule out any effort to pass a health care bill as if the Massachusetts election had not happened. Going forward, I hope there will be a serious effort to change the Senate rule which means that 59 votes are not enough to pass major legislation, but those are the rules by which the health care bill was considered, and it would be wrong to change them in the middle of the process.” - Senator Barney Frank (D-MA)

What a difference a day makes. If Kennedy's legacy chair in the Senate can fall to the Republican Party, so can his. Barney had a bad day yesterday (he's sad). All the bluster and arrogance are still there - make no mistake - but they're tight under wraps as he folds his tent for the moment. ObamaCare now must start at the beginning because Senate Democrats up for re-election in the fall of 2010 now need to consider their careers, just the same way Barney is.

The Election of Scott Brown is incredibly important to America. It provides hope to us that perhaps - just perhaps - we can save the Republic.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Ain't it the Truth?

Submitted for comment:
(h/t WoFat)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Next Award for Obama?

Do you ever feel as if Barack Hussein Obama might deserve an award for something that he earned? No, I'm not referring to the Nobel Prize for doing absolutely nothing. I am suggesting that he may deserve the acting award for fooling the most people at the same time. Now even some of the most strident liberals are having a hoot over the "Hope & Change" shtick while conservatives are calling foul. The Democrats with their supermajority in both houses of Congress and their stooge in the White House are pushing legislation through and are scheming to steal the upcoming election in Massachusetts if their person is defeated, and that's the way things are stacking up.

Where is our dear leader in all of this? He's signing everything the Apollo Alliance or his keepers toss in front of him. Immunity for Interpol? Sure! Cap and Trade even though global warming has been shown to have been a horrible hoax? Why not! And on top of that, he can speak to the American people as if he cares one whit for them.

He's due an award for that sort of excellence in telling bald faced lies. It's not easy, but he manages to pull it off time and time again.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Better Times - are here?

Posted without further comment...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

UN Gun Control Nexus

It's a video worth watching.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

This Won't Work Either

The California Legislature has sent Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger education reforms designed to overhaul the state's worst schools.

Under the legislation, state officials could close failing schools, convert them to charter schools or replace the principal and half the staff.

Students in the worst 1,000 schools could transfer, while parents could petition to turn around a chronically failing school, although the program would be limited to 75 schools.

California is trying to obtain $700 million from the Federal Treasury under Barack Hussein Obama's $4.5 billion "race to the top initiative" and this is how they propose to do it.

California has cut billions of dollars from K-12 and higher education because of an ongoing fiscal crisis due to run-away entitlement programs and a steep drop in tax revenue. Businesses are leaving California and the economy is the worst in the country.

Rather than focusing on what makes schools work and what makes them fail, the lawmakers are looking to throw cash at the problem and hoping it will work. It hasn't yet and there is not reason to suspect this will be more than window dressing.

California ranks 48th among the 50 States in education, yet they spend more per child than the top ten States. The problem is not with spending or chasing federal money more effectively. I'll be watching to see if $700 million moves California from 48th worst to 47th worst.

Friday, January 1, 2010


The new year arrived with a lot of hope reposed in the character and good will of the American people. If the republic is to be saved, we will be the ones who will do it.

May God bless our efforts.
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