“We Are All Republicans, We Are All Federalists”

we are all republicansIf anyone is interested in reading the words of a real statesman, some encouraging words, words filled with wisdom and humility, I highly recommend you read Thomas Jefferson’s first inaugural address. It’s probably only a few pages long. You won’t be sorry for having done so. That’s from whence the famous phrase “We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists” comes. Sorry, sometimes I don’t like ending my sentences with a preposition…sometimes. In this address, Jefferson called for unified country, a republican country (lower-case “r”), and a moral country. Do we possess those three attributes today? I’m not sure our country currently collectively possesses a single one of those attributes. Perhaps we are not so far gone however that our country can in fact undergo a renewal. I pray we can. Studying this address might be a good place to start. Continue reading

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The Media Doubles Down

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As of 10:45am this morning, less than one day after Officer Darren Wilson was exonerated from any charges involved with the death of Michael Brown, the following headlines could be found on The Huffington Post: “Ferguson Prosecutor Gives Bizarre Press Conference”, “Michael Brown Shooting Witness Admitted Racism In Journal Entry”, “Darren Wilson Could Still Face Consequences”, “How The St. Louis County Courts Screw Over Minorities”, and “Rage After Wilson Walks”.  Continue reading

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What Does Keystone Tell Us About Democrats?

Harry Reid, Jeanne Shaheen, Jeff Merkley, Tom Udall, Mark Warner, Kay Hagen, Mark UdallBy Mr. Teasdale

A wise man once said “If you ever injected truth into politics, you have no politics”. Ok, it wasn’t a wise man. It was just Will Rogers. But it still true. Have the Democrats been telling the American people the truth about the Keystone Pipeline over the last six or so years, while blocking all attempts at its passage? Course they haven’t. And their upcoming vote in the Senate proves that. Continue reading

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Obama The Dictator? VIDEO Shows Us That We Should Have Seen It Coming

obama dictatorBy Mr. Teasdale

I found an interesting video online today where Obama, on a number of different occasions, referenced the possibility of bypassing congress. I didn’t think the substance of what Obama was saying was all that interesting, new, or novel. Not at all. Not for Obama anyway. We’ve all seen the videos by now of Obama saying he can’t bypass congress after all. What I did find interesting howerver was not only the constant applause Obama got when talking about bypassing congress, but more specifically, Obama’s body language when he referenced the possibility. I thought it was very very telling, particularly at the end of the video. That video is posted a few paragraphs down. Continue reading

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“A Republic, If You Can Keep It”

ben_franklin-1-2-e1336601575917By Mr. Teasdale

I’ll admit it. I’m sort of obsessed with the Constitution. Perhaps its because I have a Type A personality and I like the idea of the sort of structure, order, and predictability that any Constitution should…should in theory create, if actually adhered to. Perhaps its because I consider myself a conservative, and know from studying American history that while the Constitution created a more centralized form of government than the States had at the time of its creation, it at the very same time actively works to diffuse government power and guarantee liberty to the individual. I think the latter is more so that which has caused me to revere the Constitution, learn more about its formation, and has made me want to know how best to preserve and promote it. Continue reading

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constitution-fireBy Mr. Teasdale

Bookmark the following videos and pass them around. People need to SEE what a lawless hypocrite our current President is…for the sake of the few who don’t already know. Obama is truly breaking new ground here. He really is. This isn’t Obamacare, where conservatives say its unconstitutional and liberals say it is constitutional, and the two sides disagree. OBAMA said the executive action he is about to take on immigration is unconstitutional just a few years ago. He didn’t say this TYPE of thing was unconstitutional….he said THIS was unconstitutional…and he’s about to do it anyway: Continue reading

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Article V Of The Constitution. The Final Straw?

article-v-vidBy Mr. Teasdale

James Madison, a Federalist, and therefore a proponent for passage of the Constitution and of a stronger central government, affectionately known as the “father of the Constitution”, in arguing for the Constitutions passage and in trying to alleviate the fears of those citizens skeptical about giving more power to a central government, said in Federalist 45, “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and infinite.” That was a mouthful of a sentence, huh? Again, that promise, of a limited federal government, was written by an advocate for a stronger central government, and by the man who was said to have written much of what came to be our Constitution. It really goes to show you how generally united both Federalist and Anti-Federalists were in their belief in limited government, despite the Constitutions formation. Continue reading

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