When Peter G. Peterson sold his interest in his investment company the Blackstone Group in 2007, he took $1 billion of his gains to fund his foundation, which has concentrated on creating awareness of the dangers of deficits and the national debt in the United States. One of his recent grantees is The Heritage Foundation, which was tasked with the challenge of developing a plan and a strategy to put the country back on a sustainable and responsible fiscal path. Similar grants were given to The American Enterprise Institute, the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Center for American Progress, the Economic Policy Institute, and the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network.
I am a fan of hanging the Ten Commandments (and the other great fundamentals of the Judeo-Christian moral system) back up in every public school showcase, every “hall of liberty,” or more to the point, in every public classroom right beside the American Flag so that they might be memorized, discussed, and lived by teachers and students alike as students and teachers once were free to do … and did do, because they understood the connection between a truly religious and moral people and liberty.
The essence of Gangster Government was summed by a comment President Barack Hussein Obama made in October, 2010:
We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.
Prices at gas pumps are at some of the highest levels ever and rising. Americans want answers. In particular they want the names and numbers of those to blame. To answer that question perhaps they should simply consult the phone book or look in the mirror. Because the main culprits in the rising gas prices aren't necessarily members of OPEC, but the American people who support policies that block new drilling and the building of new refineries on American soil. It's that simple.
“The United States may have run up a huge debt, but it is not a poor country…,” the Washington Post announced on Monday as Our Rulers hit their credit-limit. “The federal government owns roughly 650 million acres of land, close to a third of the nation’s total land mass. Plus a million buildings. Plus electrical utilities like the Tennessee Valley Authority. And an interstate highway system.”
You might think someone found guilty of 28,060 counts of accessory to murder must have done something wrong. But columnist and TV commentator Pat Buchanan, long a defender of accused and now convicted war criminal John Demjanjuk, has noticed something missing in reports from the courtroom in Munich, where the verdicts against the Ukraine native and U.S. citizen were announced last week. You could find it, if you are attentive and persistent enough, in the BBC report under the headline: "John Demjanjuk Guilty of Nazi Death Camp."
The liberal vision of government is easily understood and makes perfect sense if one acknowledges their misunderstanding and implied assumptions about the sources of income. Their vision helps explain the language they use and policies they support, such as income redistribution and calls for the rich to give something back.
With Huckabee out of the race, and Donald Trump announcing his decision not to run on May 16, it seemed that Mitt Romney had a good chance of becoming the Republican nominee in 2012. But his Massachusetts healthcare program is turning out to be a real albatross around his neck. He has vowed to repeal Obamacare, but he also wants to replace it with a Romneycare of his own. That’s not what the Tea Party wants.
We could definitely use another Abraham Lincoln to emancipate us all from being slaves to words. In the midst of a historic financial crisis of unprecedented government spending, and a national debt that outstrips even the debt accumulated by the reckless government spending of previous administrations, we are still enthralled by words and ignoring realities.
Both the Golden Globe and Academy Awards shows have for decades enjoyed the privilege of extravagant media hype, while historically, the Faith and Values Movieguide Awards — which honor wholesome family and Christian fare — have largely been ignored by the mainstream media. In recent years, however, the more family-oriented awards ceremony has been gaining traction in some Hollywood circles, and as a result, tonight at 7:00 p.m. the Hallmark Movie Channel will air the 19th Annual Movieguide Awards.
Norma McCorvey, better known as plaintiff “Jane Roe” in the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the U.S., makes an important cameo appearance in the upcoming big-screen Hollywood movie Doonby, now being screened for select audiences. The film, a psychological thriller that addresses abortion and other life issues, stars John Schneider (of Dukes of Hazard fame, left) as a mysterious drifter who blows into a small Texas community, drawing first the admiration, and then the suspicion and animosity of the townspeople. (Click on the Doonby trailer, below)