John Jay in The Federalist #2: “The country and this people seem to have been made for each other, and it appears as if it was the design of Providence.”
Chuck Grassley: Unlike nations that were founded on the basis of a common ethnic identity or loyalty to a monarch, ours is based on certain enduring principals.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and the Iowa Legislature need to rein in the unelected Iowa Civil Rights Commission before they further trample religious freedom.
If you were to ask most Americans what the highest level of government is, they would probably tell you the Federal Government. What’s the next highest level of government? They’d more than likely mention State governments and so-on “down” the list of governing entities until they began listing their city council or school board. This […]
President Barack Obama seems quite content to accomplish through executive order what he is able to see passed through Congress. He’s certainly not the first to do this, but his record is the most egregious of late. A couple of past examples, though he was working with a Democrat controlled House and Senate, he didn’t […]
As we celebrate American Independence, it is important to know what it means and what it doesn’t mean. It is important to know what to fight for and what to fight against. After 235 years of American Independence, we are once again in a fight for the survival of the United States. While militant Islam […]
Things Robert Reich does not understand: The TEA Party movement Conservatism Economics Tax history Regulatory history That Big Business in bed with Big Government is Crony Capitalism and not Free Market That our debt and deficit problems are spending problems and not revenue problems What Robert Reich pushes: Class Envy (which is a sin) TEA […]
In Indiana, you no longer have Fourth Amendment protections. You no longer have the right to resist unlawful police entry into your home. Bruce McQuain has the story. In a 3-2 decision, the Indiana Supreme Court essentially killed the Fourth Amendment because they didn’t want to escalate violence or somesuch nonsense. In a 3-2 decision, […]
Senator John Thune (R-SD) gave a good speech at CPAC, and he distinguished himself by providing more specificity than we have witnessed so far. The Senator spoke of the sanctity of the Constitution. He said that America does not need a new foundation because “the old foundation works just fine.” He invoked President Reagan’s leadership […]
The U.S. Senate passed President Barack Obama’s tax deal made with Republicans by an 81-19 margin. The plan extends for two years all Bush-era induvidual tax rates, prevents a spike in taxes on capital gains and dividends and renews long-term jobless insurance, while providing new tax relief for students, working families and businesses. I’ll be […]
By Sarah Palin Welcome to all Republican Freshmen and congratulations! Congratulations to all of you for your contribution to this historic election, and for the contributions I am certain you will make to our country in the next two years. Your victory was hard fought, and the success belongs entirely to you and the staff […]
The one and only Iowa Attorney General Race debate was held yesterday at the University of Iowa Law School between Democratic incumbent Attorney General Tom Miller and Republican challenger Brenna Findley. I have read the scant coverage offered and some info that was emailed to me. I hope to watch or listen if it made […]
By Rev. Cary K. Gordon As illustrated in the previous article, many Americans have exchanged the concept of limited government for limitless government. Elected officials brandish a simple 3-step pattern of: 1) tell the people what they want to hear; 2) get elected by the people; and 3) ignore the people and provide yourself with […]
By Rev. Cary K. Gordon The American Constitution and Bill of Rights were documents written by our founders to clearly elucidate the settled boundaries intelligently designed and clearly expressed to LIMIT the scope and reach of the government, for themselves and all future generations to come. They knew that men could only be free if […]
Last week, Ben Adler of Newsweek wrote a piece about the GOP House Leadership’s Pledge to America. I have some reservations about it, as do others, but one of Adler’s complaints was about an aspect of the pledge that I really liked. On pg. 18 the pledge reads: We will require each bill moving through […]
Our Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787 by thirty-nine brave men. In honor of Constitution Day I thought I would post the preamble, but I would encourage you to read the whole thing. We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide […]