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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Friday, June 22, 2007

Sometimes We All Feel Like This....

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

In Islam, It Is Acceptable To Kill your Children Or Relatives If They Violate Your Honor...

Islam, laughably sometimes referred to as the religion of peace, condones or turns a blind eye towards barbaric practices of killing one's children if you think that they have violated the family's honor...
“The official figure of 12 [honour killings] is but the tip of a very big iceberg,” says Miss Sanghera, who has written an autobiography, Shame, based on her own family experiences of “honour” violence.

Her charity sees almost 1,000 women each year who have been threatened with death, beaten, starved, kidnapped and brutalised by their families for refusing or escaping forced marriages.
Its amazing, that even after these barbarians move to the West, they continue their bloodthirsty practices. And how does slitting the throat of your 16 year-old daughter preserve your family honor???? It would appear to me that if you murder your children and bury them in the garden the backyard that people would reflect poorly on you and your family. But I guess since in Islam its acceptable amongst your community, it does not reflect poorly on you or your family. See the problem with the religion of peace? It is barbaric and should not be tolerated as a religion but as a twisted cult.

Liberal Chris Matthews Said This....

More silliness from the left....
Ana Marie Cox, Time.com: "I also want to say that this idea about voice being very important to the current viewer and, and Eugene’s right that it’s true, that this idea that we should be aiming for objective truth in, in journalism is a relatively new thing for us."

Chris Matthews: "I agree."

Cox: "And I think what’s important is that people trust, they could trust an unbiased [sic], they could trust a biased source."

Matthews: "Okay, this country was built on biased reporting."

Cox: "Yeah."

Matthews: "Common Sense by Thomas Paine built this country and it was a point of view -- better independence than British rule. There’s a point of view!"
So, these morons are comparing apples and oranges when attempting to justify liberal media bias. The big difference is that they also do not recognize the difference between news reporting and opinion. Opinion includes, well, one's personal opinions and tries to use facts, sometimes misleading, to build a case to justify the said opinion. Opinion is important since one generally knows the bias of the writer and therefore can look and digest the opinion with that in mind. However, when news reporting is biased, it is an insidious attempt at covering the news with a predetermined outcome. It is not the job of journalists to promote an opinion or point of view, but it seems that this is exactly what is being done and clowns like Cox and Matthews are trying to justify it.

And then, to use the name of Thomas Paine to justify biased reporting is intolerable. Paine was a patriot, abolitionist [before it was popular], pamphleteer and agitator and not a journalist. He was definitely NOT an unbiased reporter of news but one that published his opinions for others to purchase. Chris Matthews is not Thomas Paine but a loud-mouthed dumb-ass. A huuuugggggggggeeeeeeeee difference.

So, the use of Paine as justification for liberal media bias is as silly an argument as one can imagine. Also, it belittles Thomas Paine and his substantial accomplishments for simple partisan gain.

Of course, Thomas Paine also was the author of one of my favorite quotes...
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph."
As appropriate today as it was then.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

The Illegal War?

I seem to read all about this illegal war in Iraq, one that wasn't authorized by either the UN nor the US Congress (according to some partisan Democrats). But here, we see that the UN has once again extended the US mandate to conduct security operation in the Iraq theater...
The U.N. Security Council agreed Wednesday to an Iraqi request to extend the mandate of the U.S.-led multinational force after the country's foreign minister said the troops were "vitally necessary."
Well, why would the UN Security council extend this since we know from the Democratic Senate leader, Harry Reid, whining that the "war is already lost?" so to the Iraqis, the war isn't already lost. So who is right? The tail-between-their-legs Democrats or the hopeful Iraqis asking for the world to assist them? Don't expect, ever, balanced or fair reporting on anything these days. When Democrats lay claim to such arguably absurd statements, why does the US press lay down and accept it, hook, line and sinker? Because they are not honest conveyors of news, but partisan hacks with political aims.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Real Men Are A Dying Breed....

The PC police [American liberals] claim another victim.

Remembering Ronald Reagan...

"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall ! "

20 years ago today, Ronald Reagan, traveling on a visit to the then West Berlin, gave a speech pushing the Russians for change in front of the Brandenburg Gate, the original city gate and the symbol of Berlin.

Reagan on the dais is seen giving a the speech in front of the infamous "Berlin Wall" and one can see the empty streets of East Berlin behind them.

The Brandenburg Gate today....

I have been to the Brandenburg gate a few times. Once, a short while after the fall of the wall where there were still several sections left. I tore pieces off and have keep them. Near Brandenburg and the Reichstag, are memorials for those that died trying to escape East Germany, those that were shot and killed during their dash for freedom.

A sovereign nation that has to shoot their own citizens in the back for trying to escape to liberty shows the rot in these countries. And a country that is willing to brutally repress and kill their own citizens to keep them in line have no problem doing that to their neighbors and represent risks to everyone.

Ronald Reagan is largely credited with pushing the repressive Communist Russian empire over the edge and into oblivion...
Known as a staunch anti-communist long before he became president, Mr. Reagan had predicted in a 1982 speech to the British Parliament that Marxism was destined for "the ash heap of history," and in 1983 had denounced the Soviet Union as an "evil empire."

His 1987 speech at the Brandenburg Gate, invoking the name of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, was destined to become his most famous. A little more than two years later, in November 1989, the Berlin Wall was torn down -- not by Mr. Gorbachev, but by the German people -- dramatically symbolizing the collapse of communism.

Yet the speech's most famous phrase nearly didn't make it into the final draft.
Of course, provocative words make diplomats worry about consequences. But the core of the man drives the man, Ronald Reagan, to do the 'right thing'. The US has been and still is a beacon of light, freeing peoples so that they can decide their own future. Democracy and self determination is never and easy thing, but it is always a step in the right direction and all free peoples should remain vigilant against oppressive and potentially dangerous regimes such as Islamist Iran and the disastrous Zimbabwe. Granted, there have been mistakes in past foreign policy but no other country on earth has a dutifully pursued the liberty of peoples as the US.

The only thing that mystifies me, is how hostile Germans are to Americans after defending their world by standing toe-to-toe with the Russians for 40 years. They are just weird people.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Bud Swear Jar...