These days it seems everyone has a hand out, expecting a handout from the Nanny State. It is difficult to remember a time when Americans were self-sufficient and independent, and would actually make a sacrifice when something was needed.

In the wake of President Obama’s $3.6 trillion budget and a series of bank and industry bailouts by the Federal Reserve, the specter of hyperinflation haunts the United States. There are plenty of historical examples of what hyperinflation can do to an economy. One need not necessarily look to 1920s Weimar Germany for an example; present-day Zimbabwe provides the most recent version of the economic wreckage caused by government planning that devalues a national currency. But Weimar Germany is instructive in that it illustrates the social, political, and cultural destruction caused by hyperinflation that leads to the loss of liberty; for it was Weimar Republic Germany that gave birth to the political success of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi movement.

They say that no one remembers second place, but this year’s recently concluded Miss USA Pageant may prove that this isn’t always true. In fact, some articles about the event, such as this one, don’t mention the winner at all. Instead, the focus is on runner-up Miss California USA, Carrie Prejean. At issue is her answer to a question posed by “Perez Hilton,” a pseudonym used by homosexual gossip monger and publicity hound Mario Armando Lavandeira. Injecting politics on steroids into the pageant, Hilton asked Prejean about whether or not other U.S. states should follow Vermont’s lead and legalize same-sex "marriage." And given that we’re discussing this, you can imagine what her answer was.

Founded by environmentalists in the late 1960s and officially initiated by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, at least one ecologist/activist who lays claim to being instrumental in creating that first official Earth Day has rather a dark and murderous past, and ties to present-day prominent politicians.

day of silenceToday marks the 13th annual “Day of Silence,” an activist endeavor ostensibly designed to draw attention to the “problem” of “anti-gay/lesbian/bi-sexual/transgender bullying.” Now officially sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN — They’re missing a few sexual designations there. It’s hard to keep pace with the times), participating students take a vow to speak only when necessary on the appointed day, and some will express their sentiments in other ways as well. Maggie Owner writing at CivilRights.org provides a brief synopsis of the history, scope, and methods of the event:

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