I am posting this article by Frank Gaffney for your consideration. Not only do we need to be vigilant with our local school boards, and municipal, county, state and federal elected representatives, but we must also keep a ready eye for the creeping introduction of a parallel set of laws through our trial-level and appellate-level courts. Yes, we are a country of laws, but, that means ONE set of laws. The laws our courts should be applying are those drafted in our legislative bodies and…Continue
I went hiking on the Big Dry Creek Trail in Westminster recently with Mark Levin. Actually, I was listening to his audio-book, Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto. Levin is a radio talk show host and an out-spoken Constitutional Conservative and Originalist. He covers a range of important issues that are facing our country today. These include the Free Market, the Environment, Immigration, and the Welfare State to name a few. Each chapter focuses on his conservative…Continue
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All this huff and puff about separation of church and state is topsy-turvy. The concern of the Founders about not having a state-sanctioned, state-operate single religion was to protect the churches, not to protect the state. Just another corruption of the issue b the self-serving progressive utopians.
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Re: Jack Van Ens column, “Disengage from snarky war of words”
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In his recent Denver Post YourHub article, “The economics of Christmas trees,” Jack Van Ens calls for higher tax rates on the top 1% so that the added revenue will provide tax relief for the poor and middle class. Van Ens also plays the class warfare game by accusing the wealthy of greed and graft and comparing them to pine beetles boring into Christmas trees. Such comments not only call for a closer look at the facts, but they also call for a comment of “Good Grief!”
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In a recent Denver Post YourHub column,“Strengthen sacrificial Thanksgiving spirit,” Jack Van Ens bemoans a perceived lack of civic virtue and attacks the late President Ronald Reagan for being blind to “the plight of those shivering in the shadows” during his administration. Van Ens also accuses Reagan of discouraging citizens from personal sacrifice while seeking their own self-fulfillment. Such a biased and ad hominem attack requires a closer look at the facts.
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In a recent Denver Post YourHub article, Jack Van Ens warned in his article, “Heed Jefferson’s church-state warning” that school vouchers will collapse what Van Ens calls “the high, impregnable wall” of separation between church and state that he claims Thomas Jefferson and James Madison erected. However, this supposition requires closer scrutiny to provide a balanced perspective.
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I was out hiking this week on the Big Dry Creek Trail in Westminster while listening to an audio book by Daniel Hannan. The New Road to Serfdom: A Letter of Warning to America is a timely warning to America of how the embracing of socialism and communism threatens to pull democracy and freedom back into a condition of serf and master. Hannan argues forcefully and passionately that Americans must not go down the road to European Union–style social democracy. He warns that the…Continue
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In a recent article in the Denver Post YourHub edition, Jack Van Ens accused the Tea Party patriots of slanting history, spreading half-truths, having a cloudy visage, shading the truth, and having a one-sided view of history because he claims they equate small government with limited government. These charges certainly require a rebuttal to obtain a fair hearing.
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I was out hiking on the Big Dry Creek Trail this week while listening to Indiana Governor Mitch Daniel’s audio book, Keeping the Republic: Saving America By Trusting Americans. Daniels was a staffer in the Reagan Administration and a budget director for George W. Bush. In 2004, Daniels was elected governor of Indianawhere he eked out a victory. He is now in his second term as governor. This year he considered a run as a Republican candidate for President but decided against…Continue
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After reading Jack Van Ens’ column “A fiscal diet for Wall Street’s fat cats” which was published in the October 21 Denver Post YourHub, I had to write a few words in response. Van Ens presents the leftist view of the causes of the current economic disaster and lays the blame on Wall Street and the so called wealthy 1%. Van Ens echoes the progressive belief that the current economic down turn is all the fault of greedy bankers and Wall Street. Van Ens engages in the blame game. We love…Continue
Added by Mark Helgeson on January 20, 2012 at 1:21pm — No Comments
After reading Jack Van Ens recent column, “Constitution’s meaning evolves,” I had to write a few comments in response. Van Ens starts his article with a gratuitous swipe at Sarah Palin and then proceeds to attack those who subscribe to the philosophy of constitutional originalism.
Originalism is a means of interpretation that tries to discover the original meaning or intent of the constitution. It is based on the belief that the judiciary is not supposed to create,…Continue
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I was out hiking on the Big Dry Creek Trail this week with Mark Steyn. Actually, I was listening to his newest book, After America: Get Ready for Armaggedon.
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Remember, Not only did you contribute to Social Security but your employer did too. It totaled 15% of your income before taxes. If you averaged only $30K over your working life, that's close to $220,500. If you calculate the future value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer's contribution) at a simple 5% (less than what the govt. pays on…Continue
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The folks who are getting the free stuff, don't like the folks who are paying for the free stuff, because the folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff, And, the folks who are paying for the free stuff, want the free stuff to stop.
The folks who are getting the free stuff, want even more free stuff on top of the free stuff they are already…
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