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  • BrianusBerkleianus

    My Dear Friends in Sarah,

    A Happy and Blessed Sunday to you all!

    RIP for the great Chris Kyle. May he help and protect the Governor from On High, just as he helped to protect her on this Earth!!

    (Guys, I hope that this post does not seem disconsonant with the sad news about Chris Kyle. I just heard the news, but, since I had planned to make this post today, I shall leave it. Again RIP for a great man and patriot–and may he HELP OUR DEAR GOVERNOR from Heaven!!!)

    Well, today is the big game. Since it sends brother head coach into sports combat versus brother head coach, I have a few thoughts to share with you on the theme of brothers, sisters, and battles. I also offer reflections on the next page of Going Rogue.

    I hope that our friends, Sandra (speppers), Senator, Blueniner and other Niners fans here enjoy the game.

    God bless you all always!

    DEO VOLENTE, SARAH 2016!!!!

    Brianus

    OF BROTHERS, SISTERS, AND BATTLES

    The unique Super Bowl matchup today of John Harbaugh’s Baltimore Ravens and Jim Harbaugh’s San Francisco Forty-Niners furnishes fruitful material for reflection on the theme of siblings and combat.

    Most assuredly each brother coach wants to win the ultimate game today. They will go at each other as only brothers can. There will be no quarter given or asked as long as the gridiron warfare lasts!

    But once the game is over, once the Vince Lombardi Trophy has been awarded to the one or to the other, once the lights dim and go out on Super Bowl XLVII and on its host city, New Orleans, I think that we can be well assured that the brothers will resume their lifelong fraternal friendship and love.

    For today, they want to crush each other!!

    But for all other days, look out if one brother tries to mess with the other brother!!

    I think that we may view our C4P family in much the same way. Yes, we have had our differences, and disputes, and disagreements, especially in the woeful wake of THAT sad and doleful day, 5 October, 2011. But if and when the Governor announces her run for POTUS 2016, LOOK OUT, America! We will constitute one of the most forceful and formidable political and spiritual armies in all the wide world: BROTHERS AND SISTERS FIGHTING FOR OUR SISTER AND OUR DEAR FRIEND, SARAH OF ALASKA; FIGHTING FOR HER COUNTRY AND FOR OUR COUNTRY.

    Since the term "few" can be somewhat elastic, I think that we will be able to say with Shakespeare’s King Henry V in that happy hour when the Governor raises on high her battle standard and calls us back to Reagan’s Morning in America–we will be able to cry forth in an exultation of coming triumph, "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers … and sisters"!!

    And now here are reflections on the next page of her beautiful first book, Going Rogue.

    Reflections on previous pages, along with photographs, may be found at:

    http://goingroguereflections.blogspot.com

    PAGE ONE HUNDRED THIRTEEN

    On p. 113 of GR, Sarah continues her discussion of her 2005-2006 run for Governor of Alaska. She writes, "I wanted to shake every hand on the trail. I wanted to meet the people who would be my bosses. While the other candidates jetted between big cities, our team drove WAY (italics in original) up to tiny towns like Tok and Delta Junction, where the permafrost heaves in the road make you feel like you’re riding ocean waves. It’s not unusual to see bear and moose and buffalo and an occasional wolf loping down the middle of the highway. Like stars in the northern sky, Alaska has hundreds of tiny towns and villages flung across it, and the people who live in them are the state’s heart and soul. When we visited, sometimes whole towns turned out, from little kids to Native elders bearing akuutaq and blueberry muffins and salmon strips."

    What a beautiful testament to a Servant’s Heart! Unlike the would-be "emperor" obama, who wants to be our dictator and boss, Sarah recognized that the People of Alaska would be her bosses if and when she won the gubernatorial contest and chair!!

    And, like the 2005-6 campaign for Governor, thousands upon more thousands witnessed Sarah’s golden heart on the 2008 national campaign trail too. She would often linger and linger and linger at campaign appearances, staying to shake hands, to sign autographs, to talk to her people–to the distress of her Secret Service detail and her staff!!

    She had and has a heart for the LITTLE people and the LITTLE cities and towns and villages, and she is always up for an adventurous trip to go and visit them. She is one of us!!!

    Especially beautiful in this section, IMHO, are the words "Like stars in the northern sky, Alaska has hundreds of tiny towns and villages flung across it, and the people who live in them are the state’s heart and soul."

    Think about the depth and power of the evocative image that she paints here on p. 113 and paints in our minds and hearts too!!

    It is as if a great and generous Hand has "flung" tiny and yet tremendous seeds, glorious and glittering gems, across the kingdom and cosmos of the skies, and across the wide expanse and embrace of the generous and joyous Great Land!!

    And it is not just a physical picture of shining and shimmering dots on a map that she has planted in the fields of our imagination; no, it is a spiritual one too.

    A star is the center of its world and of its solar system; it anchors it and holds it in place. So these towns and villages may be small and even minuscule in their physical presence; nevertheless, morally speaking, they possess the weight and power not of a physical gravitational pull, but of a moral and spiritual gravitational pull that holds them and the whole State in a balanced and beauteous equipoise.

    And when the 2016 campaign comes …

    It will be not just HUNDREDS of little ALASKAN towns, but THOUSANDS of little AMERICAN communities that she will visit …

    … maybe not always in person, but in spirit.

    Indeed, I think that we may go further in prognostication and predictions, and say that the Lioness of the North Country will reach out to MILLIONS of simple and upright American hearts, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, each one a little star in its own right; each one a star in its own interior universe of the spirit; each one a precious gem in the constellation of a Free People, a Free People that will …

    … NEVER, NEVER, NEVER SURRENDER!!!

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Moved to earlier post!

      • juju341

        Good Sunday morning to you BB.

        • BrianusBerkleianus

          Hi, Juju!!!

          And a good Sunday morning to you too!!

    • senator20526

       Thanks Brian…..NEVER SURRENDER!!!!   Go Niners….

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        You’re welcome, Senator!

        Good luck to your Niners today!!

  • ZH100

    Good morning all

    Excellent article about Gov.Palin’s record of accomplishments.
    —————-

    ‘Who Is the Real Sarah Palin?’

    From the article:

    Executive Authority and Success

    Palin was the first female and youngest governor to be elected in Alaska, which is tied for the second most powerful governorship in the United States, according to Thad Beyle, a political scientist at the University of North Carolina.
    ——

    Budgeting and Spending

    Palin cut state spending between 2007 and 2010 by 9.5% while also reducing federal earmark requests by more than 80% during her tenure. She used her line-item veto to cut more than a quarter billion in superfluous spending in both 2007 and 2008. In 2009, she instituted a temporary hiring freeze, while at the same time reducing spending by more than 33% between FY2009 and FY2010.

    In stark contrast to President Obama and other governors whose fiscal records are dogged by credit downgrades, Palin left Alaska with an improved credit rating during and following her tenure as governor.  Standard & Poor’s raised Alaska’s credit rating from AA to AA+ in April 2008. Then in 2010, both Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s upgraded Alaska to AAA for the first time in the state’s history due to policies enacted by Palin that made the state’s finances more than solvent.  
    ——–

    Jobs

    Under Palin’s leadership, Alaska was 2nd in job growth, and 3rd in the change in its unemployment rate, compared to the other states. Alaska also saw a record number of oil jobs in both 2008 and 2009, while natural resource and logging jobs increased 13.7% during Palin’s tenure.

    In fact, Palin’s record on jobs compared to the country as a whole was stronger than the President’s and other prominent governors’ during their respective tenures
    ——-

    Business Growth

    Alaska was an opportunity society under Palin. Alaska moved up from the 4th most business tax-friendly state to the 3rd most business tax-friendly state during her tenure.

    Palin was a firm believer in tax cuts. In addition to lowering unemployment insurance tax rates, she cut business license fees in half, suspended the state motor fuel tax, and signed legislation, allowing Alaska-based businesses the same opportunities as out-of-state businesses. All of this was consistent with her record as Mayor of Wasilla, where she eliminated small business inventory taxes and cut property tax mill levies every year she was in office.
    ——-

    Energy

    Energy issubeteutiful photoses are Palin’s forte, and her record proves it. In 2007, Governor Palin signed ACES—Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share—a net tax on oil profits that was passed in a bipartisan and transparent manner. ACES replaced the corruption-tainted oil tax plan of the previous administration, which was passed in secret and ultimately lead to the federal indictment of several Alaskan state officials and oil company personnel. Furthermore, ACES provided oil companies with incentives to develop. The progressivity of the tax meant producers were protected when oil prices were low, but the interest of the resource owners—the people of Alaska—were appropriately protected as well to achieve a fair return for their resource.

    Most importantly, ACES led to jobs, increased development, and a huge surplus for Alaska.

    Perhaps Palin’s biggest energy achievement was spearheading the creation of the Alaska natural gas pipeline. After five decades of unsuccessful attempts by Alaskan administrations to bring a gas pipeline project into existence, Palin and her team introduced the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act (AGIA) in March 2007. AGIA passed the Legislature by a vote of 57-1 in May of that year.

    Unlike the behind-closed-doors cronyism of past administrations, Palin’s AGIA legislation was conducted out in the open and made use of a genuine free-market competitive bidding process. Palin’s AGIA placed not only Alaska, but also the nation, further on the path toward energy independence.

    Palin played hardball with the big oil companies in her state. According to the Alaska state constitution, Alaskans are the resource owners in their state; and it was Palin’s duty as their CEO to get the best deal for Alaskans while at the same time partnering with these oil companies for the mutual benefit of all.
    ———-

    Ethics Reform and Transparency

    Ethics reform was the hallmark of Palin’s governorship. She was swept into office on a reform message in a state with a serious corruption problem. Alaska at the time was undergoing a federal investigation that culminated in the indictment of various corrupt lawmakers. Palin had made a name for herself as an ethics crusader when she chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservative Commission and blew the whistle on fellow commissioner and state GOP head Randy Ruedrich for doing party business on state time. This resulted in Ruedrich receiving a $12,000 fine—the largest civil fine for ethics in the state’s history. Alaskans respected the fact that Palin was not afraid of taking on the establishment of her own party.

    As governor, Palin fought for and signed sweeping bipartisan ethics legislation, which restricted lobbyists, improved disclosure laws, and improved executive and legislative branch ethics laws. In the face of corruption, she continued to take on her own party when it was necessary. She also increased transparency by releasing her oil tax bill to her constituents 17 days prior to the special legislative session, opening up natural gas pipeline deals to all potential parties, putting the state checkbook online, and not allowing lobbyists in her office.
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    Education

    Palin forward funded education to allow districts greater flexibility, supported increased vocational training and early education funding, opened up opportunity to Alaskan students to participate in regional medical schools, and increased overall funding for special needs education by 175% (before she herself became the mother of son with special needs). Believing that the best reform was close to home, Palin wisely also chose to monitor rather than participate in national standards for education.
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    Health Care

    Palin introduced health care transparency legislation that established an Alaska health care information office to give consumers factual information on quality and cost to help them make better-informed health care decisions. Recognizing that health care must be market-and business driven, rather than restricted by government, Palin proposed repeal of Certificate of Need—a layer of bureaucracy that prevents medical facility development. She established the Alaska Health Strategies Planning Council, reduced Medicaid assessments by 83%, and expanded Alaska’s SeniorCare benefits program for low-income seniors.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/05/07/who-is-the-real-sarah-palin

  • happymullah

    A sad day for America.  Prayers to his family and friends.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Amen, Bro!!

  • ZH100

    Excellent read!
    ———

    ‘Governor Palin Used Her Executive Authority to Make Government Smaller and More Ethical’  (August,2011)

    From the article:

    "Executives at any level of government could use their power to grow government spending and power and to reward cronies or those who donated to their campaign.

    Governor Palin is the only one who has a proven record of using her power to make the government smaller and less powerful.  Governor Palin used her power to reduce government spending and state reliance on the federal funding. She desired to increase individual choice, not create individual mandates.  

    She used her executive authority to make government more ethical and transparent while removing cronyism rather than perpetuating it.

    http://conservatives4palin.com/2011/08/governor-palin-used-her-executive-authority-to-make-government-smaller-and-more-ethical.html

  • ZH100

    Rest in peace, Chris Kyle.
    ——–

    ‘Former SEAL, ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle Killed at Texas Gun Range’

    From the article:

    "Chris Kyle, former Navy SEAL and author of the New York Times bestseller American Sniper, was one of two victims killed in a shooting at a Texas gun range Saturday.

    According to a local news station, police have arrested a suspect in the slayings. The suspect reportedly shot Kyle at point-blank range while he attempted to aid a fellow veteran.

    Kyle reportedly achieved 160 kills as a sniper in the Navy SEALs. His author profile at Amazon.com summarizes the extensive decorations he received while serving:

        SEAL Team 3 Chief Chris Kyle served four combat tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom and elsewhere. For his bravery in battle, he was awarded two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation. Additionally, he received the Grateful Nation Award, given by the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. Following his combat deployments, he became chief instructor for training Naval Special Warfare Sniper and Counter-Sniper teams, and he authored the Naval Special Warfare Sniper Doctrine, the first Navy SEAL sniper manual.

    The shooting occurred in Erath County, Texas, some 50 miles from Fort Worth.

    UPDATE: A close friend tells Breitbart News that Chris Kyle was at a veterans’ charity event, helping a fellow military member learn sniper shooting technique, and that he was shot by a Marine suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome. The suspect, Eddie Ray Routh, has been arrested in Lancaster, Texas in connection with the shooting."

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/02/02/American-Sniper-Chris-Kyle-Killed-at-Texas-Gun-Range

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, ZH!!

      This is so sad …

      RIP!!!

    • wodiej

      PTS is caused by undergoing a very traumatic experience.  People will no doubt strongly disagree w me but we need to stop all this war mongering and killing unless it directly affects the US on our territory.  We need to get out of all of these violent, non Christian countries who don’t want to change and have no intention of ever doing so.  If the people want freedom, they are going to have to fight for it like the US did in 1775.  That is the only way they will ever break the chains of their oppression.  

      Many of these countries also do not live, practice or believe in true Christian virtue and values.  When one does not do that, God cannot offer protection.  This truly is a tragic event and my prayers go out to all of Mr. Kyle’s loved ones.  But there are many like his killer who are permanently damaged mentally from being in the military and fighting in unnecessary wars.  

    • Audrey_I

      I bet this dirty little coward Eddie Ray Routh has some sort of Islamic connections.  I hope the bastard will fry. 

  • mark1955

    Once again, thought’s and Prayers to the family, friends and loved one’s ,of former U.S.Navy Seal Chris Kyle. As i mentioned on yesterday’s open thread upon receiving this news, "Question Everything and accept none of the explanation’s and answer’s that the lamestream is putting out there". They are all too cut and dried. they are designed to button things up before we and the public can start asking question’s and finding out what really happened. The top Navy Seal sniper in History, along with many member’s of Seal Team Six that raided the Bin Laden compound who were deliberately Murdered in the chinook helicopter attack in Afghanistan. This is more than a coincidence. These great Warrior’s and Patriot’s are overwhelmingly Conservative and would be considered a Major impediment by Obama and the Rockefeller/Rotschild "Power’s that be", in their insane quest to destroy this Great Country from the inside in order to have a marxist/islamist dictatorship. So start paying attention to the discrepancies in all the stories that are coming out and if possible Book mark them. Getting to the bottom of this is the Greatest tribute we can perform for the memory of Chris kyle for all of the Service he has given to this Nation!

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, Mark.

      Something is rotten in the State of Denmark, or rather, in the USA!!

      • juju341

        This maybe true.  But, let us not forget, he is now in a far better place and in the arms of the angles. 

        • BrianusBerkleianus

          Yes, and maybe he can fight for Sarah even more effectively than he could have down here ,,,

          • daimon1

            Brian – we have a real mess but I think I can see a little light ahead.

      • TexS2012

        Yes sir, pretty rotten and it’s both parties but thanks to the internet the rocks covering up the slime is being uncovered! KTF folks, God is in control.
        God Bless America!

        • BrianusBerkleianus

          God bless, TexS!!

          KTF.

          God Bless America!!

      • Betsey_Ross

        I saw this news when I logged on this morning.  All of a sudden my tin foil hat started making the most awful noise.  I had to take it off, but it just won’t quit.  The more I hear about this tragic shooting, the more it is starting to sound like a Lefty plot.

        • Budvarakbar

          Or even Rovian / Booschian

      • TexS2012

        The Federal Reserve
        System is composed of 12 private banks which create money out of nothing and
        then lend it to the U.S. government at usury. It is the most colossal
        system of usury and fraud that has ever been invented by that old serpent the
        devil. It was founded by Rockefeller in 1913.
        Copyright © 2007 by Niall Kilkenny

        In the ancient world,
        the usurer quickly became owner of most of the country and had all the silver
        and gold. Then the peasants became slaves or revolted. Under the paper system,
        the final collapse can be postponed by printing more fake money.
        Inflation is the handmaid of the paper system. It is economic warfare, and more
        deadly than an invading army, because it comes from the enemy
        within.

        • TexS2012

          Both paragraphs by: Copyright © 2007
          by Niall Kilkenny 

    • TexS2012

      It’s taken a long time to get to this point, destroying our country and others from within. The love of money, "the root of all evil’ has put those you mentioned into power through the banking system. If you take the time to read some history regarding the banking system in this country and the US Presidents who tried to get control of our currency and the ones who fought it. Some succeeded and others did not than you can begin to understand how we got to this point.
      I think you understand this Mark.

      We are under the grip of bankers with a World Order plan. There is no other way to explain how we are as a country financially destroyed. I think Sarah Palin understands this as she was The CEO of Alaska and was able to use her pen and in a short time get control of the states finances. When she says Sudden and Relentless Reform you have to go to the top of problem. Money, banks, and those in government high places that have turned billions over to banks.

      Who can forget Paulson and President Bush giving billions to bankers because if we didn’t our economy would be destroyed! That should never have happened and then he gave Obama more money to do what he wished with, our money really. I remember thinking, why would he do that. Take the time to learn how the Rothschilds bank gained control of our currency and our Presidents. It’s a monumental decision for Sarah Palin to tackle corruption at this high order and be successful. She will need God’s will and His timing.

      • llanoestacado

        Very true. This is such an unknown and unexplored topic which is at the root of most of our problems. Less than 1/10 of 1% truly understand the evil, controlling and insideous nature of this shadow system. A couple of pretty smart fellas however understood it perfectly, and offered their thoughts and warnings on this very subject:

        "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than
        standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the
        issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and
        corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all
        property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers
        conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the
        people, to whom it properly belongs." Thomas Jefferson

        "It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. " Henry Ford"

        • TexS2012

          Jefferson disagreed with Hamilton over establishing a National Bank because he thought it gave the Federal Government too much power and he did not trust the government. Hamilton won that round and a bank was started with a charter for twenty years that had to be renewed.

          Take the time to read and search this issue to see how future Presidents handled the bank issue.

          • llanoestacado

            Correct. For this reason alone, Hamilton is my least favorite founding father. The National Bank idea came and went (1st and 2nd US National Banks) until killed by Andrew Jackson. It stayed dead until the progressives (Woodrow Wilson) in concert with a shadowy group of bankers resurrected and drafted the current system (Federal Reserve) in great secrecy at Jeckyl Island, GA. It was then quietly passed by Congress in the dead odf the night, right around Christmas when all were leaving town (sound familiar). Needkless to say, a National Income Tax followed shortly thereafter and then WWi. Coincidental…I think not.

            Central Bankers are akin to the moneychangers Jesus threw out of the temple for usery, calling them a "brood of Vipers", They both have as their  job description the setting and manipulation of the value of the currency. Private Central Banks are truly a criminal enterprise..   

            • TexS2012

              When Sarah Palin says, "We need Sudden and Relentless Reform" she knows where the "brood of Vipers" are and how to drain their venom! 

  • ZH100

    Some interesting videos.
    ———-

    CNN finding that Palin was hard-working governor
    Video:
    http://www.therightscoop.com/cnn-finding-that-palin-was-harding-working-governor/
    —-

    Jonathan Strong discusses LSM Plot to tear Palin Down  (July ,2010)
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/4290697/did-liberal-media-plot-against-sarah-palin
    —-

    Sarah Palin Visits Troops at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo (2009)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUL0CVFy5IY
    —-

    Governor Palin Dines With Prime Minister Netanyahu  (March ,2011)
    http://conservatives4palin.com/2011/03/governor-palin-dines-with-prime-minister-netanyahu.html
    —-

    Governor Palin “On the Couch with Koel” in India (March ,2011)
    http://conservatives4palin.com/2011/03/governor-palin-talks-to-koel-purie-rinchet-from-india.html
    —-

    Samaritan’s Purse – Sarah Palin – Birmingham Tornado Relief
    http://conservatives4palin.com/2011/05/a-picture-of-servant-leadership-at-its-finest.html
    —-

    Governor Palin in Haiti.
    http://conservatives4palin.com/2010/12/governor-palin-helping-haiti-this-christmas.html
    http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=114407508628308&oid=158671177481084&comments
    —-

    Opinion Journal: Palin vs. Bernanke
    http://online.wsj.com/video/opinion-journal-palin-vs-bernanke/6A8B3973-6069-464E-B48B-4D4564C96DE5.html
    —-

    Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska (FULL MOVIE)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtXd1tNTZtk
    ……

    Sarah Palin Outside Fox News
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI-I8iza1F8
    …….

    Rush – McCain Staffers Trying to Destroy Sarah Palin – Nov 6, 2008
    http://www.viddler.com/v/af93c259
    —-

    PJTV: Bill Whittle on the Sarah Palin Haters.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmEE61iVhCA
    —-

    ESPN Outside the Lines: Wasilla Warrior Sarah Palin .
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IatnIb2UL9A
    —–

    Alaska Journey via ANWR & Valdez
    http://www.c4parchive.com/2010/11/in-her-own-words-viii-alaska-journey.html
    —–

    The Wardrobe Saga
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mexjgjRw0_g

  • daimon1

    They have wanted God out of everything for a very long time.

    Liberalism
    had its origins in the 18th century ‘enlightenment’ with that movement’s
    determination to immerse men and women in a new materialistic form of knowledge
    with its roots entirely in what one might term ‘human knowledge and
    understanding.’ Yet initially, much of this new direction in the acquirement of
    knowledge had certain Christian sympathies and influences, but it soon became
    axiomatic that the ‘new knowledge’ should have no recourse to the divine or
    supernatural, nor to any concept of ‘revelation.’ This anti-supernaturalist
    tendency would become foundational to Liberalism especially as the new
    philosophy of life increasingly drew upon the thoughts of such devout
    non-believers as Voltaire and David Hume.

    http://www.ukapologetics.net/2liberalismsroots.htm

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, daimon.

  • daimon1

    Liberalism’s ‘Illegitimate Child’ of
    Totalitarianism

    In the 19th century, the philosopher G. W. F.
    Hegel inherited the liberal distinction between the state and society, which he
    referred to as civil society. Yet Hegel complained that liberalism regarded the
    state as an association of mutual advantage and, in so doing, failed to
    distinguish it from civil society. The latter is the domain of the family, the
    Church, professional associations, corporations, clubs and other associations
    of mutual interest and advantage. Civil society is particular, pluralistic, and
    diverse. In contrast, the state has its foundation in universal principles to
    which all owe allegiance regardless of their particular interests, religion, or
    station.

    http://www.ukapologetics.net/2liberalismsroots.htm

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JHM27SE26N253WDURJFH6XSCOI George

      When quoting people like Hegel, Hume and so on, it must be remembered that the meaning of liberalism in the 18th and 19th centuries was not what it means today.

      Classical Liberalism, 18th and 19th Centuries
       
      Classical liberalism espouses limited government and freedom for citizens when it comes to expression and lifestyle choices, including the freedom to worship as one wants, to make a living as one chooses and to raise one’s family without government interference.

      Classical liberalism is not so much a political philosophy as a synthesis of ideas that have developed over the past several thousand years and then more explicitly in Western Europe, especially within Anglo-American culture in the 19th and 20th centuries.

      Classical liberalism espouses the workings of the free market to create a better life for all through natural marketplace competition. Emphasizing the free market rather than state authority, classical liberalism stresses the primacy of the individual and the family unit.

      In the United States, the term "liberal" – which means "classical liberal" in Europe – changed in the 20th century and came to mean socialist, Marxist, etc., defining liberals as people who believe in the efficacy of government action to influence society and generate prosperity (and that’s putting it nicely :) )

  • mark1955

    http://lamecherry.blogspot.com/  Interesting take on Obama’s seemingly staged photo’s of him shooting. Warning!!! Lame Cherry, uses sometimes beyond disgusting language and imagery and writes in Riddles that can make your head spin to get Their point across. This site is not for everyone but the First story as i mentioned has some interesting observation’s about Obama shooting.

    • wodiej

      You are right-he has a filthy mouth.

      • john norton

        Beware of those they are judged by the company they Keep … ~ !

      • mark1955

        My apologizes and Hence the warning. The only reason i stop by there on occasion, is they have gotten several things Right such as Benghazi and the massive voter Fraud correct, so far ahead of everyone else, that i drop in briefly to see if anything else they are predicting. they have also gotten things wrong.  

  • wodiej

    ?"Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself." Philippians 2:3

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, wodiej!!!  Sarah and her family seem to me to be a shining example of humility and down-to-earth good sense!!

      God bless and have a great Sunday!!

  • Jthom26837

     Good Morning Everyone,

    Such sad news such as this really puts things in perspective. We lost a Patriot, a true Palin supporter who definitely had Sarah and her Family’s back. RIP Chris Kyle. You’re in GOD’s hands now.

    On that note everybody, remember, today’s game, ‘The Superbowl is just a game.

    Amen.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, Jthom and AMEN!!!

      Requiescat in Pace Christophorus Kyle.

      God bless!!

  • section9

    Very sad news about Chris Kyle this morning. May he rest in peace.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Amen!!!

  • TexS2012

    oh, I just saw this sad news about Kyle and was going to post it. Prayers for his family.

  • Laddie_Blah_Blah

    My utmost respect for the memory of a brave and fierce warrior.

  • bassman

    Larry Mendte (not sure who he is) has some career advice for Gov. Palin. He believes she should become a national advocate for special needs parents. http://kplr11.com/2013/01/31/mendte-sarah-palin/

    • Pete Petretich

      That might not be a bad way for her avoid the self-destruction of the GOP.

  • palin45potus

    RIP Chris Kyle.

  • palin45potus

    I hope that todays Super Bowl is all that we anticipate.

    I have no dog in this particular fight, but since speppers will be pulling for the Niner’s, I’ll do the same.

    Last night I posted these thoughts about the clarity that Sarah and others like Ted Cruz have brought to the GOP:

    When I read the stories about how the media is shamelessly carrying H20 for Obama and Hillary, nudging the GOP to select the RINO they want the most, and unloading everything but the kitchen sink on true conservatives, most notably Sarah Palin but others as well, it makes it very clear that we need to understand the facts of life.

    As far as the left in concerned, this is an all-out war for the future direction of America, and they are willing to lie, cheat and steal to win.

    We conservatives are truly naive at times as to the bad intentions of them.  They don’t just want to win, they want complete control of both parties.

    And I think they have attained significant control of the GOP.

    Not by running a sinister band of lefties.  No, what they’ve done is to control the conversation, and make the "Fiscal Conservative" the leaders of the GOP, at the expense of the Patriotic Americans and the Social Conservatives.

    Think Mitch Daniels, who wanted to declare a truce on social issues.

    What truce can you declare with a group that wants your children indoctrinated in leftist teachings from pre-school to grad-school, with a mandatory dose of sensitivity training thrown in.

    What truce can you declare with a group that wishes to finish off those deemed "Not worthy" whether at the beginning of life or the end?

    What truce can you declare with a group that wishes to see our Ally Israel slaughtered, while they stand by shamefully watching, as the Europeans did when they fed Czechoslovakia to the Third Reich in hopes of sating the monster?

    Yet we are not without hope!

    The split in the GOP has been revealed since 2008 between those who wish to fight for the soul of America versus those who do not have the stomach for that fight, for whatever reason they may have.  And the left knows which side they want to win, and do their utmost to reward the squishy middle for undermining those bold enough to speak out about right and wrong.

    I am delighted to see that Ted Cruz has been a fresh bold voice of the type we all love with Sarah Palin, and there are others as well.  Without going into too much detail, wouldn’t it be great if these disparate voices can come together in common cause to fight successfully for the future of the GOP, and then the future of this nation?

    I stand with Sarah Palin, and all of those brave enough to publicly stand beside her as well.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, 45!!!

      Just as the best of Britain rallied around Churchill in the 1930s, so we must rally around Sarah now.

      They both spoke/speak the Truth!!

      God bless!!

  • palin45potus

    Whatever happens in today’s Super Bowl, the know-it-all experts will claim that they had predicted it all along.

    • john norton

      I look fwd to it being a Good Game,no matter who wins… !

  • palin45potus

    Dana Milbanks helpfully suggests how the GOP can attain permanent minority status:

    WASHINGTON — Is it last call for the tea party? Consider these recent developments:

    Late Thursday: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a possible presidential candidate in 2016, ridicules fellow Republicans as the "stupid party" and urges Washington Republicans to get over their obsession with cutting budgets.

    Friday afternoon: The office of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, another would-be Republican presidential candidate, declares that he will not go along with a plan, hatched by conservative legislators, to rewrite the state’s election laws in a way that would stack Virginia’s electoral votes against Democrats.

    Late Friday: Fox News says it has parted ways with Sarah Palin, the former vice presidential candidate and tea-party darling whose following had shriveled.

    Saturday: Reports emerge that House Speaker John Boehner had given a speech in which he referred to "hard heads" in his Republican caucus.

    Monday: Sen. John McCain, who during his 2008 presidential run backed an enforcement-only approach to immigration, declares his support for a plan for undocumented immigrants to become legal. Joining him on the stage is Sen. Marco Rubio, one of the party’s brightest stars for 2016.

    This last offense was too much for Rush Limbaugh, who denounced the "amnesty" plan. "Why are we doing this?" he asked Rubio on-air Tuesday. Rubio was solicitous but firm. "We do have this existing problem that has to be dealt with," he replied.

    It is too early to call a requiem for the tea party. The informal movement still dominates the House Republicans. And the GOP’s puritanical primary process, encouraged by the redrawing of districts to protect Republican seats, guarantees that the far right will remain entrenched in the party for some time. Fresh evidence of the phenomenon can be seen in the decision by Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., to retire rather than face a primary challenge from the right.

    But if the tea party isn’t over, some of the more sensible partygoers are leaving. Republicans with national ambitions — Jindal, McDonnell, New Jersey’s Chris Christie — are moderating their images and views in ways that keep pace with the electorate.

    That electorate punished some of the party’s more incendiary elements in November — Missouri’s Todd Akin, Indiana’s Richard Mourdock, Florida’s Allen West — and now many of those same people are voting with their remotes. Fox News apparently decided that it was no longer worth paying Palin to give televised warnings of the catastrophic effects of President Barack Obama’s "socialist" policies.

    Demagoguery works in bad times, but it’s harder to stoke fear and anger when the stock market is up and the private sector has been adding jobs.

    If anything, anger has turned against tea-party lawmakers. Christie, one of the most popular Republicans in the land, decried GOP leaders’ "disgusting" behavior after they forced a delay in funds for Hurricane Sandy recovery. The leaders relented, allowing the spending bill, like Obama’s tax hike on the wealthy, to pass despite "no" votes from most House Republicans.

    Likewise on immigration, fear of the tea party’s demagoguery has subsided. McCain, for example, fought off a primary challenge in 2010 from an opponent who called him soft on illegal immigration.

    But on Monday, McCain stood up to those who would call his new plan amnesty. A "de facto amnesty" already exists, he said. "We have been too content for too long to allow individuals to mow our lawn, serve our food, clean our homes and even watch our children, while not affording them any of the benefits that make our country so great."

    The return of the old McCain is an encouraging sign, as was the retirement of Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., a reflexive critic of anything he could label "amnesty."

    More good news comes from the House, where most declined to join Limbaugh in his "amnesty" rant. And Rubio, though he owes his job to the tea party, wasn’t going to be bullied.

    "I know why people are uncomfortable about it," he told Limbaugh on Tuesday. But he defended compromise. "Anytime I see anything that’s harmful to America, as a policymaker I try to make it better," he said. "I’m just trying to do the best I can with what’s already a tough situation."

    Palin would disagree. But who cares?

    Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/column/guest/dana-milbank-is-the-tea-party-over/article_409885e8-6cbd-11e2-afab-001a4bcf887a.html#ixzz2JqNPSTc6

    • RedDaveR

         I can see that the MSM is determined to push the lie that FOX dumped Gov. Palin.  They figure, why not, the "seeing Russia from her house" lie worked so well.They’re going to keep lying like this until they’re made to pay a price for it.

        Milbank is another typical Beltway hack.  He seems to think the economy is doing fine because the Washington DC area is booming. He needs to do a bit of traveling.

    • blueniner

      "What is this FOX has parted ways with Sarah Palin" that is a bald face lie. She decided not to reup her contract, what is so hard for these clones to get.

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