When’s the last time you heard (or better yet, sung) the lyrics to George M. Cohan’s marvelous tribute to the country he loved? The song “You’re a Grand Old Flag” has a fascinating history.
A spider web is a work of art. If you doubt this, gaze upon the freshly made web of a garden spider covered with early morning dew. Each strand is placed purposefully, and its design is almost perfectly symmetrical. Not so the webs of intrigue that infest government at all levels.
Today, all across the United States of America, we take time to honor our fallen soldiers. We honor them because they chose to defend us, and they died in that defense. We honor them because they chose to serve, even if it was unpopular or dangerous. We honor them because their blood purchased our freedom.
Our descent into a police state is complete, as evidenced by rulings by the Indiana and U.S. Supreme Courts which, last week, effectively and finally abolished the 4th Amendment. No longer are American citizens “secure in the persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures,” thanks to the two rulings affirming police authority to bash down your door and enter your home without a warrant. Resisting such an incursion is now a crime.
The White House Press Office snubbed the Boston Herald on Wednesday, denying the paper full access to President Barack Obama’s fundraiser in Boston. The Press Office told the paper via email that press pool reporters are chosen by their ability to “fairly” cover the news. An article on BostonHerald.com discusses the rejection, which came after the paper ran a Mitt Romney opinion piece on the front page — more than a month before the President’s visit.
Billionaire George Soros has spent $48 million funding media properties, including media-industry organizations, journalism schools and investigative journalism. The left-leaning Soros, No. 46 on the Forbes list of The World’s Billionaires, has devoted his life to taking over American media, according to a report from FoxNews.com.
Representative Ron Paul asks, “How much freedom do we have if we can’t even drink unpasteurized milk?” in a statement on his website announcing his introduction of HR 1830 into the House. The bill would allow the shipment and distribution of unpasteurized milk and milk products for human consumption across state lines, a practice currently forbidden by the Food and Drug Administration.
On Friday, Gallup released the results of a new poll showing that a majority of Americans are against raising the debt ceiling.
On Monday, United States Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told Congress that he will begin suspending investments in government retirement funds in order to free up borrowing capacity.
Over the past several months, we have seen rioting in some Arab and European countries. The riots were sparked by the high costs of food, government austerity measures and government oppression. We have some of the same dynamic going on in the United States. But through a system of bribery, the U.S. government has succeeded, at least temporarily, in preventing Americans from rioting in the streets.