“Democratic” Socialism Is A Fantasy

bernieBy Matt

Contrary to the word-play, democracy and socialism, as defined, are actually polar opposites. The phrase “democratic socialism” is an oxymoron. Its a phrase that is contradictory, like a “loud whisper” or “true lies”. Real socialism and real democracy are ultimately incompatible. The sole intent of that phrase, democratic socialism, is the sale of the socialistic system from within a Democratic system, and nothing more.  Continue reading

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Constitution 101: Who Knows Their 11th Amendment?

scday3b_11151367By Matt

So who here knows what the 11th Amendment states? If you asked Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump or most other politicians for that matter, its pretty unlikely any of them would know what it is. Its not just politicians who wouldn’t know what the 11th Amendment says. Most of the American people also probably wouldn’t know what it says either, that is, without first conducting a google search. Continue reading

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ISIS – Reagan’s Words Regarding Peace And War

reagan-a-time-for-choosingBy Matt

Considering all the instability happening on the world scene these days, specifically the spread of Islamic radicals like ISIS, I thought I’d draw a video from my video’s section and post it on the main page to show what Reagan’s general thoughts were about peace and war. I think his words might shed some light on the apparent choice of whether to actively fight or simply appease our enemies via “containment” for example.

The following is from Reagan’s famous “A Time For Choosing” speech when he stumped for Barry Goldwater’s election for president:

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Article V Of The Constitution. The Final Straw? Part II

artivleVnewBy Matt

For those unfamiliar with Article V of the Constitution, and the second yet to be used method of amending the Constitution, via a convention of states, I invite you to refer to conventionofstates.com or my previous article on this subject. My reason for writing Part II is having written on this subject initially, I didn’t anticipate the degree to which many good, like-minded conservatives had a degree of apprehension toward utilizing this method of amendment. I truly believe in this cause, I hope to address some of those concerns in this article, and to respectfully explain why I have come to fully support an Article V convention of the states as the only solution as big as our current problems. Continue reading

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“We Are All Republicans, We Are All Federalists”

we are all republicansBy Matt

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

obama dictatorBy Matt

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 Matt

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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