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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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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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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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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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Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain to run for president

Posted by Stephen on May 23, 2011

(Reuters) – Herman Cain, a radio talk show host and former CEO of a chain of pizza parlors, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president on Saturday.

“We are going to take our country back,” Cain, the former president and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, told thousands of supporters at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park.

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Pawlenty Touts Fiscal Strengths; Says Obama Lacks Courage

Posted by Stephen on May 23, 2011

In advance of his announcement rally in Des Moines, Iowa Monday, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty hit a few broadcast morning shows to make his case for why he should be the Republican Party’s presidential nominee in 2012.

In each appearance he touted his record on fiscal matters saying it proves that he’s ready to face exploding deficits in Washington.

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Huntsman Seeks to Set Himself Apart in New Hampshire Debut

Posted by Stephen on May 21, 2011

HANOVER, N.H. — He’s called himself a “margin of error” candidate on more than one occasion, but former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is working to combat the perception that he can’t win the Republican nomination in 2012 because he’s largely unknown to voters.

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Gingrich Accuses Obama of ‘Dishonest Scare Tactics,’ Calls for New GOP ‘Contract’ for 2012

Posted by Stephen on May 12, 2011

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich came out swinging at President Obama in his first TV interview after announcing his candidacy for president, telling Fox News’ Sean Hannity that Obama “should be ashamed of himself” for distorting Republican positions.

“This is not about one person in the Oval Office. This is about millions of Americans deciding that together we can win the future with the right policies leading to the right outcomes,” Gingrich said. “And then we have to … win the argument that President Obama has the wrong policies, and they lead to the wrong outcomes.”

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