by B. Chrysostom | Jan. 29, 2010
The totalitarian, anti-freedom, and anti-business impulses and policies of the Democratic party are once again trying to make life harder, more expensive, and more complicated for individuals and businesses in California. Democrats in Sacramento have declared they have discovered a new “menace to California’s environment:” free parking.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the Democratic lawmakers are upset that there is too much free parking in California and that encourages us to drive our cars rather than walk, take a bus, take a subway, ride a bike, or ride a horse. Continue Reading »
Townhall | by Larry Elder | Jan. 28, 2010
The Massachusetts “Miracle on Ice” hit Democrats like an avalanche crashing in on a downhill skier. Gone is their 60-vote, filibuster-proof Senate supermajority. Likely dead is the Senate version of health care “reform,” if not ObamaCare altogether. Stunned and confused, Democrats now scramble around trying to decipher “what it means.”
President Barack Obama’s hard-left base calls the loss of Teddy Kennedy’s seat a wake-up call — for bigger spending. They see the defeat as a referendum for broader and bolder “health care reform” that includes a so-called public option, higher taxes and an expansion of the number of insured through Medicare. Their argument goes like this: People are unhappy, not about reckless spending, but because Obama has governed like a “centrist.” He’s “caved in to special interests,” hasn’t gone far enough and hasn’t increased government fast enough. He abandoned his “progressive agenda,” and voters punished him. Voters, wanting more government, elected a guy who promised less. Continue Reading »
Lloyd Marcus | by Lloyd Marcus | Jan. 24, 2010
In 1968, James Brown released his song, “Say It Loud — I’m Black and I’m Proud.” The cruelest and saddest effect of slavery and racism in America is that it caused us blacks to hate ourselves. When I was a kid, I picked up an unspoken vibe from my fellow blacks that light-skinned blacks were better than us of a darker completion. “Good hair” meant similar to white. One summer afternoon, my mom yelled, “You kids get in the house! You’re gettin’ too black out there in that sun!” I remember thinking, What is wrong with getting darker? This mindset is why Brown’s black pride anthem was so important and empowering.
Thank God that today, black youths would consider Brown’s song absurd and laughable. Despite what civil rights dinosaurs (stuck in the past), race profiteers, and the Obama administration would have us believe, America’s race relations have come a long way, baby. Continue Reading »
by B. Chrysostom | Jan. 25, 2010
Ever since the November 2008 election, many conservatives have correctly criticized Barack Obama as a pathological narcissist. What other forty-something year-olds do you know who has written two autobiographical books before achieving anything meaningful in their lives? The warning signs have always been there through his entire campaign and well into President Obama’s first year in the White House. Continue Reading »
BreakPoint | by Chuck Colson | Jan. 22, 2010
One of my all-time favorite movies reminds me that it often takes a bold act to awaken the conscience of a nation. It’s one of the most dramatic scenes in a really great movie. The movie is Amazing Grace. The scene is the House of Commons in the latter years of the eighteenth century. William Wilberforce stuns his parliamentary colleagues by unrolling an enormous scroll down the aisle. On the scroll were the signatures of 390,000 Englishmen, demanding that Parliament abolish the slave trade—the greatest moral issue of the day. Continue Reading »
American Thinker | by David C.Parks | Jan. 24, 2010
We were invited to dinner with friends and extended family. Wonderful company. Good food. Stimulating intellects. All was well…until the conversation brushed up against two “untouchables” in a Southern home: religion and politics. As the exchange heated and civility gave way to raw emotion, a timid family Democrat pleaded for tolerance, entreated both sides to lay down their verbal firearms, and then abandoned the dinner table in search of safe harbor and warm, fuzzy house cats.
Relishing the beef tenderloin, I pondered the assets and liabilities of a tolerant society. Someone can think, say, or do anything, and others cannot question his thoughts, statements, or actions; but then, he cannot question anyone else’s, either. The upside ends there. Continue Reading »
USNews | by Mortimer B. Zuckerman | Jan. 21, 2010
The air is seeping out of the Obama balloon. He has fallen to below 50 percent in the poll approval ratings, a decline punctuated by his party’s shocking loss in the Massachusetts special election. Why? […]
His promiscuity on TV has made him seem as if he is still a candidate instead of president and commander in chief. He—and his advisers—have failed to appreciate that national TV speeches are best reserved for those moments when the country faces a major crisis or a war. Now he faces the iron law of diminishing novelty.
Despite this apparent accessibility, Obama’s reliance on a teleprompter for flawless delivery made for boring and unemotional TV, compounding his cerebral and unemotional style. He has seemed not close but distant, not engaged but detached. Is it any wonder that the mystique of his presidency has eroded so that fewer people have listened to each successive foray? Continue Reading »
American Thinker | by Andrew Foy and Brenton Stransky | Jan. 21, 2010
In the wake of Scott Brown’s historic Senate run, we would like to put the last eighteen months of politics into perspective and summarize what the Massachusetts race means for the future of conservatism. Despite what may be written in the Liberal press, this race represents much more than just a case of a “good” candidate versus a “bad” candidate, and it is far more profound than a case of “populism and anti-establishment tensions run amok.” What this race means for the country is simple, and its results can be summarized as a clear refutation of the liberal agenda in favor of the conservative position. Continue Reading »
American Thinker | by Bruce Walker | Jan. 18, 2010
Conservatives, who constitute the overwhelming majority of Americans, are angry with the Republican Party leadership and how politics has been played since Ronald Reagan left office. Often Republican nominees have seemed to copy Bill Clinton’s “triangulation” — strategically placing themselves as the arbitrators between conservatives and leftists. Sen. John McCain luxuriated for years in fawning media coverage of his “independence” from conservatives. George H. Bush, as soon as the Gipper was gone, promised to move us to a “kinder, gentler” — more moderate — America. Specter and Jeffords switched parties at critical times. Who trusts Republican leaders? Not serious conservatives, who have been burned so many times. Continue Reading »
Townhalll | by Larry Kudlow | Jan. 16, 2010
President Obama’s misbegotten bank tax is precisely the wrong policy at precisely the wrong time. It will wind up backfiring across the board. Why? Because bank consumers and borrowers are the ones who will wind up paying this tax, creating an obstacle to economic recovery.
Obama is actually rewarding losers and punishing winners — exactly the reverse of free-market capitalism. Continue Reading »
American Orthodox Institute | by Fr. Johannes Jacobse | Nov. 22, 2009
On November 22, 2009 group of Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant leaders unveiled a document called “The Manhattan Declaration: A Call of Christian Conscience” that affirms the traditional Christian teaching concerning abortion, homosexual marriage, and religious freedom. The Declaration asserts that these three issues (sanctity of life, the definition of marriage, and freedom of worship) are under assault in western Democracies and call Christians into non-violent resistance against the injustices and, if necessary, non-violent non-compliance with the laws that would require a Christian to violate his conscience. (Read full text.)
The Declaration opens:
We are Orthodox, Catholic, and evangelical Christians who have united at this hour to reaffirm fundamental truths about justice and the common good, and to call upon our fellow citizens, believers and non-believers alike, to join us in defending them. These truths are (1) the sanctity of human life, (2) the dignity of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife, and (3) the rights of conscience and religious liberty…We make this commitment not as partisans of any political group but as followers of Jesus Christ, the crucified and risen Lord, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
American Thinker | by Richard Baehr | Oct. 21, 2007
I am a Jewish conservative and I will try to explain what that means, and why that perspective or orientation makes sense to me, and why I think it should to others. There are many kinds of conservatives. There are small government conservatives, who believe that an economy works better when more of it is in the hands of private rather than public enterprise. I consider myself a small government conservative. Small government conservatives believe that lower tax rates on employment and capital spur an economy and promote work and entrepreneurship. The alternative is the nanny state-where government seeks to control and provide more services, and tax rates are far higher to support this.
In Europe, the fastest growing economies are all the low tax model countries, many of them in Eastern Europe, countries which have had their fill of collectivism, and state control. The slow growing economies, with high unemployment and little new job creation, are in Western Europe, following the high tax, social welfare model. The new leaders in Germany and France are finding out how difficult it is to combat an entrenched culture and laws developed over 50 years that penalize work and job creation even though this model has produced sustained high unemployment levels and slow growth for decades. Continue Reading »
Gallup.com | by Lydia Saad | Jan. 7, 2010
The increased conservatism that Gallup first identified among Americans last June persisted throughout the year, so that the final year-end political ideology figures confirm Gallup’s initial reporting: conservatives (40%) outnumbered both moderates (36%) and liberals (21%) across the nation in 2009.
More broadly, the percentage of Americans calling themselves either conservative or liberal has increased over the last decade, while the percentage of moderates has declined. Continue Reading »
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ConservativeDatingSite.com | Jan. 1, 2010
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