Patriots vs. Politicians

By Tom DeWeese 

Many of the younger generation must be truly bewildered over the emotions older Americans display when expressing love, devotion, respect and reverence for our country. A tear in the eye for a patriotic song… a hand over the heart as the national anthem plays… a salute to the flag as it passes in a parade. Why would we older folks do that?

What frame of reference could younger Americans possibly have? Patriotism, nationalism – even American citizenship are taboo in today’s school curriculum. Globalism, diversity, and political correctness trump real history, sound economics, and science. Communism is just another economic system. The Founding Fathers are simply old, dead slave-owning white guys. The UN’s Declaration on Human Rights trumps the Declaration of Independence. Continue reading

Civic Engagement Key to Safeguarding the Republic

A republic if you can keep it

“A Republic, If You Can Keep It” address to Alexandria Tea Party on July 4th, 2015, originally published at AlexandriaTeaParty.com

The remarks below reflect the oft-cited Tea Party core value of limited government under the Constitution. The sentiments expressed are heart-felt by grassroots Tea Partiers because – despite the best efforts of the organized political Left – we are patriotic, we love our country, and we’re not ashamed to show it.

The year was 1787. The place: outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia right after the Constitutional Convention concluded. Benjamin Franklin was asked, ‘Mr. Franklin, what kind of government did you give us?’ He answered, ‘A Republic, if you can keep it.’ Continue reading

Are Republicans Happier in Their Marriages Than Democrats?

GOP DEMby Natalie Johnson | Daily Signal

Republicans are happier and more stable in their marriages than Democrats, according to a study released Monday.

W. Bradford Wilcox, a prominent sociologist at the University of Virginia, released the analysis finding that Republicans are more often married, less likely to be divorced, and happier in their marriages than Democrats.

Forty percent of Democrats between the ages of 20 and 60 are currently married versus 57 percent of Republicans in the same age range, according to evaluation of the national General Social Survey. Continue reading

Fitzgibbons: Email Privacy Act No Protection Against Judgeless Subpoenas

July 30, 2015

The Honorable Charles Grassley           The Honorable Bob Goodlatte
Chairman, Committee on                      Chairman, Committee on
the Judiciary                                        the Judiciary

The Honorable Patrick J. Leahy             The Honorable John Conyers
Ranking Member                                  Ranking Member
Committee on the Judiciary                   Committee on the Judiciary

United States Senate                           United States House of
224 Dirksen Senate Office Building        Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20510                       2426 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Re: The Email Privacy Act (H.R. 699) and the ECPA Amendments Act (S. 356)

Dear Chairman Grassley, Chairman Goodlatte, Ranking Member Leahy, Ranking Member Conyers, and Members of the Committees:

With all the recent Fourth Amendment clamor from the media, privacy groups and even members of Congress about the blind, untargeted metadata collection by the NSA for national security reasons, it should shock the conscience of Americans that H.R. 699 and S. 356 actually authorize and encourage hundreds of federal and state agencies to violate the Fourth Amendment with respect to the actual content of private emails. Continue reading