• Pragerisms

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    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

Our Constitutional Crisis Has to Do with Democrats Corrupting America’s Intelligence, Decency, and Freedom

OUR CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH JAMES COMEY

by William Sullivan  at American Thinker:

“President Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey has been pretty big news, and there will be no dearth of continued commentary about what it means.  But what rings hollowest in all the commentary surrounding it have been the nearly uniform claims among the left that his firing represents a “constitutional crisis.”

Does the left now care about the United States Constitution?  Because that would certainly be newsworthy.  This is the same left which, as David Harsanyi of The Federalist reminds us, didn’t utter a peep of disapproval about President Obama’s efforts to “unilaterally legalize millions of people without Congress.”  What about the constitutionality of the federal government forcing people to purchase health insurance, forcing private health insurance companies to cap prices for higher-risk clients, setting school lunch menus, peculiarly targeting conservative groups for tax audits, or executive directives to ignore federal immigration law?  The left didn’t care about “constitutionality” when all of those things happened during Obama’s presidency, but now are shouting from the pulpit that Donald Trump’s firing of the current FBI director, whose direct role is to “serve at the pleasure of the president,” is somehow some incredible affront to the liberty guaranteed by the Constitution?

The left’s hypocrisy here is certainly stark, but in a way, it is evidence that the term “constitutional crisis” has been thrown around in so many pithy accusations over the years by the left and right that the phrase no longer has any meaning relative to the actual Constitution of the United States.

Consider that Princeton political scientist Keith Whittington suggests that “[c]onstitutional crises arise out of the failure, or strong risk of failure, of a constitution to perform its central functions.”

The “central function” of our Constitution has always been to limit the authority of the federal government, and to clearly enumerate the “few and defined” powers of the federal government to be held in contrast to the “numerous and indefinite” power of state governments, as James Madison wrote in Federalist No. 45.

Yet today, a great many of the things that we consider to be within the federal government’s purview are absolute affronts to the Constitution, and particularly the Tenth Amendment, which Thomas Jefferson held to be the foundation of the Constitution:

I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground: “That all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited to it by the States, are reserved to the States and the People.”  To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specifically drawn around Congress is to take possession of a boundless field of power, no longer susceptible of any definition.

How can we define our nation to be one of limited federal authority when, every day, we see that the restrictions of our Constitution have become meaningless? And if the limitations of the Constitution (again, its central function) have largely become meaningless, how can it be denied that we have long existed in a state of “constitutional crisis?”

A federal Department of Education (DoE), for example, has absolutely no right to exist in the scope of the Constitution.  Congress was beyond its tether when it allowed for this executive institution to have been born.  Yet billions upon billions of taxpayer dollars have been thrust into this federal institution to regulate our children’s education, and few ever consider the question as to whether there was the right, in the first place, of the federal government to create such an institution with the immeasurable power it has.

Tell me, where in the Constitution can you find any evidence that the federal government has the right to confiscate wealth from Americans, and then to grant or withhold payment to states based upon this federal agency’s evaluation of their adequate adoption of Common Core curricula?  And when you cannot find any such evidence that the federal government has such a right granted by the Constitution, wouldn’t you have to admit that the Obama administration’s having done precisely that is in direct violation of the Tenth Amendment, and thus represents a “constitutional crisis?”

Take a look at the Department of Labor, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Communications Commission, or the Department of Transportation.  There is equally no allowance given to the federal government, by the Constitution, to regulate these spheres of assumed jurisdiction.  All of these agencies, including the DoE, more embody the planks of Communism found in Marx’s Manifesto than our own Constitution.  And yet the mere fact that these federal now agencies exist is enough to give us, with our modern sensibilities, the presupposition that the federal government must have a right to exert its influence in said areas of life, however cumbersome or costly they may be, and however absent any validation for that assumed power might be in our nation’s Constitution.

The reality is that very little of anything Washington considers its day-to-day business today has anything to do with the Constitution.  Our constitutional crisis is, and for quite some time has been, that the Constitution no longer matters in our political discourse.  Our national conversation about whether a thing is right or wrong tends to be a matter of preference and partisan interest.  Yes, the Constitution can be opportunistically invoked by either side as substantiation for any outrage. But it is generally an argumentative substrate of convenience, and rarely of principle.

The left is currently demonstrating this with the furor over Comey’s firing, but I sincerely hope that when conservatives talk about “draining the swamp” in D.C., they are suggesting a return to constitutional principles of limited federal authority, because this thing works both ways.

After all, if Ivanka Trump pushes for a $500 billion federal childcare bill (as she’s doing) because it’s her preferred cause du jour, and Congress indeed acts to provide single mothers with taxpayer dollars for childcare, wouldn’t it be very much like the federal overreach that we once claimed Obamacare represented, and thus be a true “constitutional crisis?”  Where does the Constitution define that the role of the federal government to seize wealth from taxpayers to provide childcare for American mothers?

If you happen to like this idea so much, you are free to petition your state to enact such a law with your state’s money to subsidize the payments.  I believe it would still be wrong, but this is how federalism works, and how the Constitution was intended to work.

We can only make American great again by again making America what the Constitution intended it to be.  And we can only do that by working to rein the federal government back within the boundaries that the Constitution defines.”

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/05/our_constitutional_crisis_has_nothing_to_do_with_james_comey.html#ixzz4hNTStOJk
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http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/05/our_constitutional_crisis_has_nothing_to_do_with_james_comey.html

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF BEAUTY IN AMERICA’S GODLESS, FASCIST, LEFTIST WORLD TODAY

Beauty:  — arrives to  America rarely these days.   It has become a Godless place, this United States of America ruled by Democrats and other such leftist, fascist kind trained by the Godless at your university and college from American coast to American coast.  Shakespeare was “raised” a human male during the latter part of the 16th century England.

I am in my dying years of a wonderful American Godfearing life.  I was taught to discover God and “his” beauty, at home, school, Church, at newspaper, by family  and society….after all, if one wants to be simple about JudeoChristianity, God and Beauty both govern the Soul….as I was taught by old maid school teacher after old maid school teacher of the most learned Godfearing kind during my most formative years of learning right from wrong, beauty from ugliness.

I was in ninth grade when I was forced to read and learn the words of the following  written utterance by William Shakespeare by a red-wigged, 100 year old appearing,  90 pound or less relic of a magnificent world passing by,  Mabel Wicker.

I couldn’t read books….Dyslexia hadn’t been ‘invented’ then.   But, I could read encyclopedias, newspapers and remember  words if I had heard such words before reading them….

Sometimes Beauty appears in Life rising  from the Ugly, the Evil and Wicked, I was told.   Miss Mabel Wicker made me recognize and seek beauty in  this Shakespeare, a craving which has never left me  to this very day.

I was forced to learn the following soliloquy for its beauty and content…at age 14……

Its utterance was designed to occur in Scotland of yesteryear, Thane Macbeth and his wife, had slipped into evil  to gain power by  plotting and committing a murder…..one of the Ten Commandments a JudeoChristian of that period and ours, must avoid committing to remain in the world of God’s Grace….in the thinking animal’s war between   good and evil….

Their evil was exposed….punishment was approaching.  Lady Macbeth’s wife chose to  commit suicide, leaving the  Thane  alone to face  his impending doom,  as the ‘righteous’ were advancing to  claim society’s  justice.

Shakespeare’s Godless Macbeth turns to Truth of his  atheist’s  death…..in words, never, never made more beautiful for the Godfearing human ear and soul to absorb…..

“To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
Signifying nothing.”

Shakespeare is no longer taught in feminized, black racist, and leftist Latino America today!   Beauty and God have been made to disappear at Harvard!!!

Ditzy Elizabeth Warren “Smelling” Judge Neil Gorsuch unfit for the Supreme Court at the New York Times’ Boston Globe Chapter

How is it possible ditzies like Elizabeth Warren and criminals like Al Sharpton  can make so much noise and chatter amongst the American news and television public?

Well, most importantly, they are major spokespeople who follow  the Socialist  ditzies at the New York Times and Washington Post,  who have been programmed by ditzy  bigots at Harvard, Yale, University of California, etc, etc, etc….and other communications institutions which sculpt ditzies  of all ages, to exert and share  freedoms and rules associated with ditziness, the wonderful feminized  pleasure- world  of feeling and expressing the ditzy rather than seeking and spreading wisdom and Truth.

Seeking knowledge for truth is too damned male!!!!   It’s time for luxurious ditziness in America!

The major colony of ditzies today announce and pronounce themselves as Democrats…..

Elizabeth Warren is a priceless example of the species…..She is a fine mouthy ditzy Representative who ‘represents’ Massachusetts ditzies, a ditzy made “Indian” because her mother said she looked like one while daughter “ditzy” was  filing for financial benefits while  signing up for ditzy college.

Ms. Warren is exceptionally talented as a female ditzy.  The following article appeared  in the New York Times’ Boston Glove chapter of major ditzy studies.

If you value the finest characteristics of ditziness -Americana, you will have to imagine what  Ditzy Warren’s words  sound like heard rather read……(notation:  “Ditzy” can also be spelled “Ditsy”.  If you prefer the latter, by all means imagine it as you reread the text!)

http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2017/03/19/neil-gorsuch-does-not-belong-supreme-court/elq2QqQBdJW5Fh0s2isXhJ/story.html

THE ILLIBERAL INJUSTICE AGAINST CHARLES MURRAY AT MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE

The illiberal injustice against Charles Murray

by Noah Millman   at the Week:

“Charles Murray deserved better.

The violent protests that greeted the conservative political scientist when he tried to speak at Middlebury College last week could be easily dismissed as the latest episode in the by-now tiresome campus speech wars. They shouldn’t be. Murray isn’t just another right-wing gadfly who enjoys provoking left-wing outrage. In a very real sense, if the left thinks he isn’t worth debating, then one has to wonder who they think is.

The story sounds like one we’ve heard before. Murray was invited to speak by a conservative campus student group. Protesters assembled to prevent him from speaking. They disrupted the speech to the point where it had to be canceled. Murray then repaired to a room to have his speech recorded so that those who wanted to hear it could do so. Protesters continued to disrupt the proceedings, and Murray was physically threatened as he attempted to leave the building. One of the professors who accompanied him was injured by the mob.

Murray’s account of the events makes for distressing reading, but one point he makes is worth reiterating: This has not been his experience with past protests. He notes that the college did all the right things in advance. They attempted to negotiate with the protesters to give them the opportunity to make their points while allowing the speech to continue. They arranged for the backup plan of recording the speech if the protests proved too disruptive. The college administration stood firmly and unequivocally for free speech and the marketplace of ideas. In his past experience, these have been adequate to ensure that protest was civil and did not ultimately prevent him from speaking. This time, that wasn’t enough.

Murray is no stranger to protest; if he says something has changed, it’s worth taking him seriously. He is infamous primarily for his 1994 book The Bell Curve, which argued that IQ measured important differences in intelligence between individuals that were highly predictive of success across multiple dimensions, and because of this our society was becoming increasingly stratified by cognitive ability. The primary locus of the controversy around the book related to his comments on differences in IQ between racial and ethnic groups, which Murray believes to be at least partly innate. It is understandable why such a view would invite a furious response. But the larger point about class stratification has only proved increasingly evident over time, and became the focus of his most recent book, Coming Apart. And with the election of Donald Trump, the cultural consequences of that stratification have powered the most astonishing political upheaval of our time.

All of which is to say: Murray is someone students need to hear from. He may be utterly wrong in his explanations for the phenomena he is studying. He may be thoroughly misguided in his proposed solutions. But he is asking questions that must be asked — and that must be asked in particular of a community of higher education which is a primary vehicle for the stratification he worries about.

Moreover, the concerns Murray is airing should be of particular interest to the left, which historically stands against the concentration of economic and political power, and against domination by a ruling class. If meritocracy and equality of opportunity does not increase social mobility and reduce class stratification, but the opposite, that would seem to be at least as powerful an argument for old-school left-wing solutions, like strong labor unions and the redistribution of wealth, as it is for Murray’s own conservative libertarianism.

But that’s why you have a debate….”   Please read on:

http://theweek.com/articles/684166/illiberal-injustice-against-charles-murray

Obama and The American Drift toward Stalinism

A note to  CJack……With the exception of the few spaces upon the computer where I prepare these articles and issues, I am quite illiterate of things “Computer”.  After all, I am in my mid 80s , still work for a living as co-owner of a local landscape gardening business which art allows me to express my soul.    Because of my Prager article, my computer was hacked about a month ago….and have lost contact writing to you ever since.

Thank you for adding information to this site still free to write Truth as we know it.

My worry in life besides the health of my family, is the state of my country.   Beyond my graduate studies in Horticulture, my formal learnings and interest have been in Soviet Studies, and at one time years ago, I was quite fluent in Russian.

I was able to visit the soil of the ghost of Josef  Visarianovich on two occasions, midsummer of 1966 and autumn of 1990…..when Russia was still the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics…..in 1966 when Stalinist evil had been reduced by about 20% and in 1990 when Stalinism was about to collapse from poverty and disorder.

I am curious to know how you came to learn of Stalin so well.     I feel that there might be only 50 people in our America left who know of Stalinism as it truly was expressed.

Even in 1966 thirteen years after the ghastly tyrant’s death, in the cities both major and minor I visited, no one spoke in public…..for fear of immediate arrest for making an error in the content of a conversation.   Whether outdoors in  Moscow, Leningrad, or Rostov  only the sounds from tens of thousands of footfalls hit the cobblestone pavements free of human conversation one person to another from fear of police in or free of uniform.

In 1990 the settings had changed…..with authorities  behaving more like those in the German movie of about ten years ago, “The Lives of Others”.

No one seems to mention here in America that THE MAJOR FUNDER OF THINGS LEFTWING INCLUDING THE OBAMALING DEMOCRAT PARTY AND THE STREET PROTESTS AND RIOTS IS NOTED BILLIONAIRE AND COMMUNIST, GEORGE SOROS.

Have you ever been to the USSR, Communist  George Soros’ paradise, CJack?  Thank you for your following article:

-The Ghost of Josef Stalin—by CJack

“What I am saying is that since the 1930s the Kremlin had been trying to plant a ‘spook’ (spy/mole) in the highest office of the US government, and, ironically, that mole may have turned out to be our first black president; a man of contradictions schooled from a tender age to align himself with iconic doctrinaires of the International Socialist Movement/Marxism/Communism—such as Frank Marshall Davis, Vladimir Lenin, Josef Stalin, Franz Fanon, Patrick Lumumba, Nkrumah, Kaonde, Che Guevara and Fidel Castro.

Our first black president, methodically steered by powerful family figures into the dark labyrinthine world of dialectical materialism, was taught that a sense of suspicion, distrust, deceit and concealment were necessary traits to advance all political objectives to attain the desired goals; that power and influence could only be attained through the ruthless application of radical rules that can only be designed and imposed by the most disciplined political revolutionary. So why should we act so surprised by the surreptitious surveillance actions carried out by Barack Obama during his administration, actions which are continuing to be carried out by his loyal minions actively employed throughout the US government? Of course Obama orchestrated the electronic surveillance of the GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump, his campaign’s team, and supporters; and of course Obama’s operatives were listening and leaking General Flynn’s private conversations at Trump Tower to Obama’s left wing stooges in the media. What else could you have expected from the master of deceit Barack Obama trained from a very tender age to hate the racists/militarists/imperialists/capitalists Americans?

Unfortunately for America, unwittingly or by design, it is that Ms. Ann Durham’s pampered little boy Barack Hussein may have become the ‘Kremlin mole’ Josef Stalin tried so hard to plant in the White House during the most critical days of the FDR administration, when depression and poverty ravaged our land. And so it was on the night of November 4, 2008 that Stalin finally had his wish come true; for on that dark day at Chicago’s Grant Park the ghost of Josef Stalin posited its hands on the shoulders of America’s first black president, Barack Hussein Obama; and the American republic has since tumbled down the hill, the light of its lamp dimmed by the moral and legal transgressions of its counterfeit first black president.”

THE STALINIST FEMINIST RIOT NURSED AT MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE

How Middlebury College Enabled The Student Riot During Charles Murray’s Visit

School administrators must stop abasing themselves to student outrage. Colleges should foster intellectual community—not progressive appeasement.

“The fracas at Middlebury College on March 2 has been widely reported. Both the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal covered it, though perhaps no report improved on the local Addison County Independent: Middlebury College professor injured by protesters as she escorted controversial speaker.” Web coverage and commentary has also been ample. The American Interest was among the first to post.

This is an ongoing story with important details to come. The links above provide concise versions. What follows is a zoomed-in look at the events that preceded the apparent effort by a protester to inflict serious harm on a Middlebury professor, a professor who herself played an ambiguous part in the disturbance.

The Middlebury Students Who Invited Charles Murray

A Middlebury College student group, the American Enterprise Institute Club, invited Charles Murray to speak on campus. Murray, a well-known social scientist of generally libertarian views, is the W.H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He has been demonized by many on the left since the publication of his book, “The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life,” in 1994, co-authored with Richard J. Herrnstein.

“The Bell Curve” has very little to say about race. But it argues that a considerable portion of intelligence—40 to 80 percent—is heritable; and it also argues that intelligence tests are generally reliable. Those ideas irritate people who have a deep investment in three beliefs: extreme human plasticity; the social origins of inequality; and the possibility of engineering our institutions to create complete social justice.

Murray’s 1994 argument that intelligence is mostly fixed at birth runs afoul of the hope or the belief that children who have significant intellectual deficits can overcome them with the right kinds of teaching……”   Please read on, for there is much more to consume.

http://thefederalist.com/2017/03/07/middlebury-college-enabled-student-riot-charles-murrays-visit/

I have a personal attachment to Middlebury College;  a seasonal one.   Some 50 years ago I earned my Master’s degree there  in Soviet Studies over a three year Summer program where speaking Russian was a requirement.   Thereafter, I taught Russian here in Minnesota  for many years and in Summer,  1966, and again in Autumn, 1990 actually wound up in  the “good old Soviet Stalinist Union”, the “Union” so many Leftist American feminists, Latino invaders, and black racists dancing and rioting  in our streets today  admire.    The school population  of the main course season was, by rumor, considered very isolated, spoiled, adolescent, and snooty by reputation.

Seeking Knowledge for the sake of  Truth seems to have disappeared from today’s  Socialist-Fascist curriculum at our American universities and colleges.   Communism’s dictate, the dictatorship of the equal,  apparently has returned to America’s campus and streets.  Being young, bored, and unlearned is always a problem for any civilized society.

And don’t forget, noted long time Communist, billionaire George Soros, has spent countless millions of dollars for years and years to nurse the rise of fascist Socialism in our America.   Please read the following article regarding Charles Murray:

http://theweek.com/articles/684166/illiberal-injustice-against-charles-murray

Shelby Steele: THE EXHAUSTION OF AMERICAN LIBERALISM

A protester in Portland, Ore., last week. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES