The Price of Liberty is Eternal Vigilance. While the title I have chosen represents only one among many and differently attributed variations of this wise observation, accurate phrasing and attribution are of less importance when compared to the urgency and importance each one of us must place upon understanding–and embodying–the unchanging among variations message. Continue reading →
The Tea Party Movement has been a major political force since its commencement in 2009, but even though the effects of the movement have been apparent to the informed citizen, the organizational methods, motivation, and rationale behind the Tea Party movement has tended to be debatable and ambiguous to many American citizens. Moreover, (click here to continue reading)
Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ)
Washington, D.C, – The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, said it is representing nearly 20 Tea Party organizations nationwide against what appears to be a coordinated attempt by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to intimidate and silence these organizations in this election year. The ACLJ says IRS information demands sent to Tea Party groups include probing questions that violate the free speech and freedom of association Continue reading →
Occupy Wall Street protesters are embraced by our President, lauded by members of Congress and by others as a movement that is good for America — as opposed to, in their opinion, the Tea Party movement.
The Occupy effort, months old now, is still receiving unprecedented positive media coverage. Unlike the Tea Party, however, this new group of activists is involved in violence, lawbreaking and many other despicable actions.
But, if you listen to the media, the Tea Party and Occupy protesters are voicing similar positions and act alike. In reality, they are worlds Continue reading →
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the National Mall, Aug. 28, 1963. Image via Wikipedia
I was just a young black lad during the civil rights marches and rallies of the early 1960s, but I will never forget what I saw during those dark days.
I remember the hate, the violence, the water hoses, the vicious dogs and batons that bloodied old women and children.
War was declared on us as a race. We were called “sons of bitches” and other vile names. The agenda of the most vicious of the racists was to “take us out” in any way possible — violence undoubtedly being a preferred method.
Vitriol and violence was similarly directed against the civil rights movement because it sought to affirm, secure and exercise the constitutional rights of black Americans, and we did it through non- Continue reading →
Yesterday, in response to a post by Alan, Green Mountain Scribes received the following comment from Mark Collier. It is clear that Mark is a sincere and thoughtful man and his points deserve to be answered. I, for one, am really glad this discussion is taking place as it is exactly what I have hoped would come out of the liberty movement since I Continue reading →
The nationwide Occupy Wall Street protests (OWS) have also occupied much of the news and discussion this past month. What has gone largely unacknowledged, though, is how many concerns OWS shares with the Tea Party, which itself began as a reaction to the Wall Street bailouts and the U.S. government’s use of taxpayer money to intervene in the financial system. Continue reading →