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THE DEATH PENALTY, TROY DAVIS, AND JUSTICE

I support the death penalty. I believe it serves the purpose of justice in a democratic society. Nevertheless, I wouldn’t try to persuade anyone who conscientiously opposes it to change their mind. Nor would I actively oppose replacing the death penalty with life in prison without possibility of parole if that’s what a majority of a state’s citizens or the U.S. Congress in federal cases voted for—as opposed to having state courts declare it unconstitutional. Thirty-four states, the federal government, and the U.S. military still have the death penalty. Does this mean I don’t have strong views on the death penalty or an opinion about the Troy Davis case? Absolutely not.  (More)

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WHO LOST TAIWAN?

In the early 1950s, one of the great debates in Washington, D.C., was over “Who lost China?” It was a highly charged and deadly serious partisan-political blame game to fix responsibility for allowing the Chinese Communist to seize control of China and drive the government of the Republic of China (ROC) to the island of Taiwan (Formosa). The world is vastly different now than it was then; but when it comes to finger-pointing, Washington, D.C. is not; and the seeds of a “who-lost-Taiwan” debate have been planted. (More)

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SARAH PALIN

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Absolute knowledge I really have none,

But a secret informant’s stenographer’s son

Overheard a policeman, while walking his beat,

Remark to a laborer crossing the street

That certain unspecified Portuguese Jews

Had wind of a sailor in Newport News,

Who had learned while abroad (from an undisclosed source)

That Sarah Palin’s a space alien riding a horse

The facts are unclear (to be candid and terse),

The rumors soon may be better or worse

By some predictable move to demean

The lamestream media is turning green

To settle the scam, or again maybe not,

That’s the sum of the latest reports that I’ve got.

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A TALE OF TWO SPEECHES: OBAMA ORATORY VS. THE PALIN PARADIGM

Consider the speech given by President Barack Obama before a joint session of Congress Thursday evening along with the one Sarah Palin gave at a Tea Party rally in Indianola, Iowa, the Saturday before. President Obama, a gifted orator, delivered his “jobs plan” with eloquence, passion and determination. Still, even with sweeteners intended to attract Republican support, it set forth the same failed ideas he’s pursued for the previous 961 days. Sarah Palin, with her high-pitched voice and quirky Alaskan pronunciation of certain words, “delivered a devastating indictment of the entire U.S. political establishment—left, right and center—and pointed toward a way of transcending the presently unbridgeable political divide.”  (More)

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WHAT BOB BECKEL’S COMMENT ABOUT GUEVARA REVEALS

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Democrats have made many outrageous comments recently. Rep. Maxine Waters said the Tea Party could “go to hell.” Another member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Andre Carson, said that the Tea Party wants blacks “hanging from a tree.” Now, James Hoffa, president of the Teamsters Union, tells union members that they are ready to go to political war with Republicans and take the “sons of bitches” out.

A comment that didn’t get the coverage the above comments got, but that I believe is revealing of the warped ideas in far-left Democrat’s heads, is Bob Beckel’s defense of Che Guevara on The Five as a freedom fighter. http://www.breitbart.tv/bob-beckel-che-guevara-was-freedom-fighter/

Che has been a hero of the American left since long before his death at the hands of the Bolivian Army in 1960. In reality he was a communist thug, murderer, and all around bad guy. The fact that Che is held in such high esteem by Beckel and other’s on the left gives us a glimpse into how their minds work and what they believe is worthy of admiration.

The progressive left simply has a self-image of moral superiority. Whether a progressive is a communist revolutionary in the jungle or an academic in an ivy-covered tower, progressives look on them as superior to those who don’t agree with the progressive world view. That world view is that even thugs like Che who are supposedly  “ideologically motivated” are smarter and serve society better, even when they do evil (like indiscriminate killing) along the way.

That’s why labor leaders over the years could crack heads, engage in corruption, and break the law and still be icons of the left.

However, any American who professes to believe in freedom, liberty, and the American way that can look up to people like Che Guevara simply either doesn’t know or understand who he was and what he did or they have a warped sense of right and wrong. I believe it’s the latter.

No doubt moderators in the many upcoming Republican debates will ask Republican candidates if they believe in evolution, does God talk to them, and other questions designed to reveal their politically incorrect views. I hope when Republicans chose their nominee and he or she debates President Obama, those same moderators will ask Barack Obama what his opinion is about Che, Mao Zedong and other thugs whose images have adorned the T-shirts of liberals over the years. And I hope they ask him why progressives are blind to their monumental hypocrisy and double standard.

Of course they won’t. So it’s up to Americans to figure this all out for ourselves.

So no one will misunderstand me. As I have said many times. There are plenty of good Democrats and liberals. They’ve just been overshadowed and infected by radical progressives lately. The best disinfectant is a little sunshine.

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THE LEGACY OF 9/11 IS ABOUT MUCH MORE THAN TERRORISM

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To say that 9/11 changed America is a gross understatement. It could well prove to be the lynchpin in a series of events that will determine the course of American history in the 21st century. Like the aggression and rise of nationalism in the early 20th century, which led to World War I, World War II, and the Cold War with it’s Korean and Vietnam wars, the 9/11 attacks and the Islamic Jihadism that spawned them will have lasting and profound effects on America for generations. (More)

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