Becky AkersAs America travels the well-worn and brutal path earlier empires paved, it increasingly disdains the pretense of ruling “of, by and for the people.” And so the führer in the White House threatens to ram his impractical and deeply offensive plans for nationalizing medical insurance down our throats, regardless of how loudly we shriek “No!” Meanwhile, Congress prepares to imprison indefinitely any “enemy belligerents” who object to the government’s whims. You might suppose that dictators controlling almost 309,000,000 subjects would be too busy to fuss with legal niceties. But no. A preoccupation with legislative permission characterizes tyrannies, perhaps because it protects those responsible from prosecution should justice resurrect one day. The Nazis are notorious for legalizing their plunder, kidnapping en masse, and murder.

Paul Greengrass’ Green Zone, starring Matt Damon, is a thrilling cinematic experience that effectively raises some very important questions regarding the American presence in Iraq. Damon plays Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller, whose primary purpose is to find the weapons of mass destruction (WMD).  Miller discovers a major problem, however: they don’t exist. 

Ralph ReilandIt’s not difficult to understand the fall of Obama — the largest presidential drop in Gallup’s approval ratings in half a century. Just start with Obama’s overly-cocky notion that he’s exceptional and America isn’t.

Becky AkersIf you’re wondering what’s wrong with the country, you have only to watch American Christians’ acquiescence as government’s agents strip passengers naked at airports.

Dennis BehreandtTime for an axiom: Big Government is Bad.

Or, put another way, power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Or, maybe another one: big government is the last, best refuge of scoundrels.

Case in point, the three taverns in Philadelphia busted recently by cops in armed, simultaneous raids.

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