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Friday Ramblings: Do we even know what liberty is anymore?

This administration has done more to encroach on our individual liberties than any other in recent times.  They have punched a hole through our constitution and have assaulted the few liberties we have left and we have done very little to stop it.  Somewhere along our journey as a republic we lost our understanding of liberty and with that sacrificed our individualism and possibly the republic.  It started with the progressive movement in the early 1900s and over a span of 90 years it has slowly evolved into the liberty stealing, free market stifling, overreaching beast we all live with today.  We as a people abdicated our responsibilities as citizens to solve our problems by looking inward and turned outward to the state for answers.  How did they answer?  They … Read entire article »

Filed under: Liberty, Limited Government

Young Guns

by RightHandMan On Friday I had the privilege of meeting both congressional hopeful Andy Barr and the youngest member of congress, Aaron Schock. Andy is running for the House seat here in Kentucky’s 6th district against the incumbent Ben Chandler. If you keep up with the blog you will recall that I did a similar piece on Jack Conway’s rally (which was really a Bill Clinton rally). There were some major differences in these rallies. First, the size and security was obviously much different. Clinton definitely brought a crowd, but the majority of the people at that rally were really only there to see the president. I began keeping track of the number of people who didn’t want to talk to me due to their ignorance on the issues– it came out … Read entire article »

Filed under: aaron schock, andy barr, Congress, Limited Government, university of kentucky, young guns

Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is No Vice

by RightHandMan The current popular media notion is that the tea party movement and their supported candidates are extreme characters. Mrs. O’Donnell has been accused of being extreme because she dares to promote marriage and sexual purity (an issue high in the voter’s minds). Marco Rubio is radical because he dared say that Social Security needs to change. Glenn Beck is a fanatic because he held a rally to uphold moral standards. Hans Johnson, for the Huffington Post, wrote that the current movement is “like the frenzy of McCarthyism that drove GOP gains” and that the “fluency in [its] fringe ideology and appeals to intolerance now substitute for leadership among conservatives”. There is a huge flaw in this common leftist mind set displayed by Mr. Hans Johnson which is the notion that fringe … Read entire article »

Filed under: Christina O'Donnell, Constitution, extremism, Glenn Beck, goldwater, hans johnson, Huffington Post, Limited Government, Marco Rubio

The Difference between Anti-government and Limited Government

It’s time for the MSM to stop equating the Tea Party movement with an anti-government movement.  There is a difference between anti-government and limited government.  Now I’ll try to explain this in the simplest of terms and use small words so even the MSM will understand.  Many years ago in the year 1787 our Founders crafted a document that placed limitations on government.  This document is called the Constitution of the United States.  Yes that’s right, the Constitution was designed to limit the powers of government because our Founding Fathers knew all too well the destructive force on liberty and freedoms an all powerful government could have on its citizens.  Now some of the Founders like James Madison believed that the Articles of Confederation, which was the document the colonies used prior to the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Anarchist, Anti-government, Constitution, Founders, Founding Fathers, James Madison, Limited Government, Tea Party Movement