Saturday, September 17, 2016

Constitution Day

The 2016 Constitution Day Celebration Program Lectures at Hillsdale College. Click the link.

Hillsdale also offers a free course on understanding the Constitution.
The U.S. Constitution is the key to securing liberty for all Americans -- yet very few know exactly what it says, and what freedoms it protects. Hillsdale College is dedicating this year to educating millions of Americans about this critical document. That's why the College is offering its most popular course, "Constitution 101" for free, when you sign up now.

Hillsdale's course, Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution, features the same professors who teach this course on Hillsdale College's campus. Hillsdale is one of the only colleges in America -- outside of the military academies -- that requires every student to take a course on the Constitution to graduate.

The course is delivered via email, with one lesson per week for 10 weeks. Each lesson features lively teaching and discussion boards, suggested readings, weekly quizzes, and more.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Profiles in Mendacity

You know, if Hillary wasn't such a well established liar, people would believe pneumonia. As it is, "political crisis" is an apt description.

It would be ironic if she's telling the truth on this, but her history of coverups costs her the election.

She was diagnosed on Friday, but kept it secret. Bet she regrets that decision.

Happy Birthday, H. L. Mencken

If you haven't read Mencken, you should try him. Here are a few quotes to whet your appetite.

Number 12 is most relevant to our present voting opportunity.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Starting to appear as if a vote for Hillary is a vote for Kaine

I have avoided comment on Hillary’s supposed health issues because the evidence is very thin she has anything seriously wrong. However, added to her general behavior and other recent reports, this is disturbing.

Mrs. Bill leaves the WTC ceremony early and in distress:
MORE ON #HILLARY per witness: "unexpected early departure"; she stumbled off curb, "knees buckled", lost a shoe as she was helped into van
— RickLeventhalFoxNews (@RickLeventhal) September 11, 2016
Transparency, as always:
From NBC Clinton pool report: "We are being kept completely in the dark."
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) September 11, 2016
Really, Todd, you’re just figuring that out?

Hillsdale College’s choir sings “America the Beautiful.”

Remembering what was attacked by Islamic terrorists 15 years ago.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Joe Wilson Day

Before a September 9th, 2009 joint session of Congress, President Obama declared, "Now, there are also those who claim that our [Obamacare] reform efforts would insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false," Obama said. "The reforms I am proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally."

In response, Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina shouted "You lie!" at the president. Joe Wilson was right, so today is "Joe Wilson Day" at TOC:

Wall Street Journal, Mar 2016, Illegal Immigrants Get Public Health Care, Despite Federal Policy.

Since that article is paywalled, I'll direct those of you without a WSJ subscription to Forbes' account of it:
Because Of Obamacare, Illegal Immigrants Get Taxpayer-Financed Care
[N]o honest person can deny that because of Obamacare, more taxpayer resources at the state and local level are being spent on health care of illegal immigrants than would have been spent otherwise...
And they're moving to formalize it:
California Moves Toward Extending Obamacare to Illegal Immigrants

Thursday, September 08, 2016

If Hillary Clinton Wins?

Ron Radosh: Should the Republican Party be Saved if Hillary Clinton Wins? Radosh thinks it's too late.

I think he's right, the real question is "Should the Republican Party be saved if Trump Wins?"

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Take the Quiz

How do your beliefs align with the candidates?

ISideWith has probably the most comprehensive quiz for matching your policy preferences to that of all presidential candidates. You can try it out here.

Note that you aren't simply limited to "Yes/No" or "Agree/ Disagree." You can add your own policy. You can weight your answers. You can optionally answer additional (see bottom of graphic) questions to refine the matching process.

Recommended. You may get a surprise. You'll likely be amused. You will get a review of the major policy questions you'll be voting on.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Anticipating Hillary

"You may know society is doomed when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you; [and] when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice."
-Ayn Rand, "Atlas Shrugged", 1957

It's not so much about Mrs. Bill as it is the structures that have been erected to nurture her.