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Ben Stein: WE’VE FIGURED HIM OUT

Posted by Stephen on February 11, 2012

By Ben Stein

Why was President Barack Obama in such a hurry to get his socialized medicine bill passed? Because he and his cunning circle realize some basic truths:

The American people in their unimaginable kindness and trust voted for a pig in a poke in 2008. (Pig in a poke means: an offering or deal that is foolishly accepted without being examined first. A poke means sack.)

They wanted so much to believe Barack Obama was somehow better and different from other ultra-leftists that they simply took him on faith.

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Atheist Dave Silverman is twisting the Constitution and attacking your rights

Posted by Stephen on July 27, 2011

When I went to visit the site of the World Trade Center after 9/11 I experienced moments that are hard to put into words. It was powerful. It was sad. It was moving in a way I can never really explain. It was also inspirational.

Standing with my face pinned to the chain link fence that surrounded the site, my heart beat with such verocity I felt as though it might explode. My eyes fixed on one object in the midst of twisted steel, dirt and massive pieces of broken concrete. I fought back tears. I wanted to climb the fence and make my over to this singular object standing alone in a field of rubble. It amazes me, even today, how impacting the sight of two pieces of steel continues to be.

Now Dave Silverman, head of The American Atheists, wants to take that memory away by filing suit to remove two pieces of steel that he has decided prevents him from expanding his atheist viewpoint.

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The Galveston Plan: A model for Social Security reform

Posted by Stephen on June 14, 2011

During last night’s debate businessman Herman Cain brought up a plan for social security reform that few people have heard about. “The Galveston Plan,” as it is refered to, was a plan created by the city of Galveston in 1979 and passed in 1981 just before the Government closed the option for localities to opt out of social security. It is a plan that is similar to a 403b and is based on investment in fixed rate annuities.

The following column was written in 2005 by Ray Holbrook, a former Galveston County judge, and Alcestis “Cooky” Oberg, who sat on the USA Today’s board of contributors. It was originally published in the USA Today March 15, 2005.

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VaPERL Consumer groups warn about legality of some car-title loans

Posted by Stephen on June 10, 2011

From The Staunton News Leader

Virginians who took out a car-title loan in recent months, as well as those who arranged a short-term “payday” loan online may be parties to an illegal transaction, consumer advocates say.

But that could give borrowers some protection against lender abuses, according to Jay Speer, of the Virginia Poverty Law Center.

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Judges sharply challenge healthcare law

Posted by Stephen on June 9, 2011

By David G. Savage, Washington Bureau for the LA Times

Skeptical questions from three federal judges in Atlanta suggest they may be ready to declare unconstitutional all or part of the healthcare law promoted by the Obama administration and passed last year by Congress.

If the Obama administration had any doubt that its signature healthcare law faces a severe challenge in court, it was erased soon after Chief Judge Joel Dubina opened the proceedings here.

“I can’t find any case like this,” Dubina said. “If we uphold this, are there any limits” on the power of the federal government?

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The Attack on ‘Freedom of Religion’ Continues

Posted by Stephen on June 8, 2011

Article I: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

For the uninitiated allow me to restate: Congress shall not “prohibit the free exercise…” of religion.

Is there some part of that which is difficult to comprehend?

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Perry’s Planned Prayer Event Riles Critics

Posted by Stephen on June 8, 2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s latest call for a day of prayer is being met by a chorus of boos from critics who say the potential presidential candidate is showing favoritism toward Christianity and violating the separation of church and state.

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Santorum Enters GOP Presidential Contest

Posted by Stephen on June 6, 2011

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum announced Monday that he is entering the race for the Republican presidential nomination, saying he’s “in it win it.”

“We’re ready to announce that we’re going to be in this race,” Santorum said on a television news show ahead of a rally in Somerset, Pa. He will then fly to Iowa for events on June 7, and to New Hampshire on June 8-9.

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Stopping Obama’s Dictatorship

Posted by Stephen on June 1, 2011

By Howard Rich

The fact that Barack Obama is working “under the radar” to strip Americans of their Second Amendment rights is truly disconcerting.

But is it really all that surprising?

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Tea Party Favorite Herman Cain Joins 2012 GOP Race

Posted by Stephen on May 23, 2011

Tea Party favorite Herman Cain announced his long-shot presidential candidacy to a raucous crowd in Atlanta Saturday, yelling, “I’m running for president of the United States and I’m not running for second.”

At a rally attended by thousands, the businessman, author and talk radio show host showed he knows how to wow a conservative gathering. The crowd chanted, “Herman, Herman, Herman,” as Cain unleashed the same soaring rhetoric and relentless attacks on President Obama that has created buzz in recent weeks.

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