Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Foundering Inventions

 

A review of Original Intent and the Framers of the Constitution by Harry Jafffa, (Regnery, 1994).

When Professor Harry Jaffa, in his new book Original Intent and the Framers of the Constitution: A Disputed Question, refers to Abraham Lincoln as the “greatest interpreter of the Founding Fathers,” one must wonder whose Founding Fathers he has in mind. From the outset of his work, Professor Jaffa renders a version of history that places Lincoln, Madi¬on and Jefferson on one side while “Calhoun and Marx stand upon identical theoretical ground” on the other side.

Professor Jaffa, a former speechwriter for Barry Goldwater and disciple of natural-right proponent Leo Strauss, attempts to prove that the “self-evident truths” found in the Declaration of Independence take precedence over the text and compromises of the Constitution. Using what John Randolph called “metaphysical madness,” Professor Jaffa spends much of his book attacking the views of modern conservative legal theorists such as Judge Robert Bork and Chief Justice William Rehnquist.

Professor Jaffa laments that the “chief intellectual progenitor” of these “self-styled conservatives” is not “the father of the Constitution, James Madison . . . but John C. Calhoun.” Professor Jaffa describes Rehnquist as a man who “seems to think . . . Nazi or Bolshevik or (cannibal) law would result in the same ‘generalized moral rightness or goodness’ as the law of a constitutional democracy.” Because Rehnquist refuses to write his own opinions into law insofar as he adheres to precedent and the text of the Constitution, he is derided as a “moral skeptic” and a “legal positivist.”

Why the South Won the Civil War

 

Fred Douglas Young, Richard M. Weaver, 1910-1963: A Life of the Mind. University of Missouri Press, 1995. 217; Joseph Scotchie, editor, The Vision of Richard Weaver. Transaction Publishers, 1995.

Early in the fall of 1939, while driving over “the monotonous prairies of Texas” to begin a third dismal year at Texas A & M with its “rampant philistinism, abetted by technology,” Richard Weaver had what he called, in retrospect, “my conversion to the poetic and ethical vision of life.” This conversion involved Weaver’s rejection of socialism and “the clich├ęs of liberalism” in favor of a traditional Platonic-Christian vision of man and his position in a world whose fundamental laws are divine “givens” rooted in transcendent universals, “givens” which can be ignored or tampered with only at utmost peril. This truly radical conversion was the beginning of a long journey home.

Born on March 3, 1910, Richard Malcolm Weaver spent his early childhood in
Asheville and Weaverville, the latter town named for one of his ancestors whose father had been among the first settlers of western North Carolina. In the year after his own father’s early death in 1915, Weaver moved with three younger siblings to Lexington, Kentucky, where his mother worked for Embry and Company, a women’s store owned by her brother. But every summer as a boy he returned to Weaverville, a tradition he maintained throughout his professional life: nine months teaching at the University of Chicago, three months in the rural South tending his horse- or mule-plowed garden and writing essays.

Fmr. FBI Asst. Director Kallstrom Warns “Patriots” Will Soon Expose Why Clinton Foundation Probe Was “Shut Down”

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Gowdy: Strzok Texts Show ‘A Level Of Bias You Rarely See’

Via Billy

Trey Gowdy (Getty Images)

South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy said Tuesday that FBI agent Peter Strzok’s anti-Trump text messages show an “unprecedented” level of bias “you rarely see” from FBI officials.

Gowdy, a Republican member of the House Intelligence Committee, discussed Strzok’s text messages during an interview on Fox News.

In particular, he was asked about a cryptic message that Strzok sent in Aug. 2016 to FBI lawyer Lisa Page referring to an “insurance policy” that appears to refer to the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign.

More with video @ The Daily Caller

Flights Logs Show A Single Israeli Plane Secretly Flew Out of Atlanta During Airport Blackout

Va mind jog by Reborn on Atlanta Airport Blackout Sends Message to Terroris...

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“the most popular suggestion is that this blackout was part of an operation to discreetly move some W80 variable yield nuclear warheads out of the country, and into the hands of the Israeli’s. The power outage being a necessary part of the ruse to blind nuclear detection devices that are standard at all major airports.”

(Just thought of something , the plane could have easily flown from Mexico to Israel without stopping, so the above makes no sense) 

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 The world’s busiest airport experienced an unprecedented power outage that seemed to defy all of the precautions put in place to prevent it, and during the 11-hour ordeal, internet users noted that only one mysterious plane was allowed to leave the airport.

Over 1,000 flights were canceled when the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport lost power around 1 p.m. on Sunday, causing a chaotic situation as thousands of travelers were affected. While Georgia Power claimed that the power outage was the result of a small fire, it left many wondering why the generators and backup systems available to prevent such an emergency were not utilized.

All flights were grounded during the power outage—or at least that is what the public was told. According to the air traffic website, FlightRadar24, there was at least one flight that landed at the airport right before the power went out and then left in the middle of the ordeal. A Boeing 747, with the tail number 4X-ICB, is a cargo plane that landed in Atlanta from Mexico City at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Despite the fact that Atlanta officials claim the next flight did not leave the airport until 12:26 a.m. on Monday, after the power was restored, the records from 4X-ICB show that it departed from Atlanta at 6:27 p.m. on Sunday—right in the middle of the outage.

Goodies from Ol' Remus

 


  Campus Reform - Two Profs say classroom 'civility' promotes 'white racial power' ... University of Northern Iowa professors blast the prevalence of "whiteness-informed civility"

  Campus Reform - Two Profs say classroom 'civility' promotes 'white racial power' ... University of Northern Iowa professors blast the prevalence of "whiteness-informed civility"

  Daily Caller - Over Half Of The NFL Players Still Protesting The National Anthem Are On The Same Team

  Out of Africa revised, Seeker - The emerging new model shows there were multiple dispersals of modern humans out of Africa, beginning at least 120,000 years ago. Once the individuals originating from Africa were in Europe and Asia, they encountered the Neanderthals, Denisovans, and possibly other hominid groups that were already in these areas. New research is also revising the history of Neanderthals, whose expansion across multiple regions was much greater than previously believed. Neanderthals were not a 'European' population like people thought until about 10 years ago.

  Breitbart - Now the Deep State Has a Name–the Federal Bureau of Investigation ... G-men have gone rogue

  History Net - Why Hitler Declared War on the United States ... Pearl Harbor merely gave him the excuse he had long been seeking

NC: Why is your Senator, Thom Tillis, supporting gun control?

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Call your Senator at (202) 224-3121 and urge him to remove his cosponsorship of gun control (S. 2135)!  To send an email, click here if you live in Nevada, Tennessee, Utah, Wisconsin, or Kentucky.  

Or click here if you live in Alaska.  Or click here if you live in Oklahoma, Ohio, South Carolina, North Carolina, or Pennsylvania. 

More @ GOA

America's Sources of Immigration (1850-Today)

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Black Unemployment Rate Under Trump is the Lowest it Has Been in 17 Years

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The national unemployment rate for black Americans, ages 16 and over, is the lowest it has been in 17 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In November 2016, the unemployment rate for black people was at 8 percent, and in November 2017 that rate dropped to 7.3 percent — a percentage not seen since the months of September, October and November 2000.

As reported by CNS News, black unemployment rate during the Bush and Obama era’s fluctuated between 7 and 17 percent.

At the Washington Post, if it misleads, it leads

Via David "Can we build the f-ing gallows yet? I've gotten to the point where I openly say, albeit only to people on our side, "I cannot argue with this liberal; I can only wait for the day when I can kill him."

 

The lead headline on the Washington Post’s web page right now is: “Putin thanks Trump for CIA intel that foiled a planned terrorist attack in Russia.” The story isn’t earth-shattering but has the virtue of enabling the Post to write a lead headline that includes “Putin” and “Trump.”

Post reporter David Filipov characterizes Putin’s call as “unusual.” He says “countries share intelligence all the time, but presidents rarely publicly thank one another for it.”

In this case, though, the intelligence the U.S. supplied enabled the Russians to thwart a terrorist attack. Seven members of an Islamic State cell reportedly had planned a suicide bombing this weekend at Kazan Cathedral, a St. Petersburg landmark located on Nevsky Prospect, the city’s main thoroughfare.

Putin told Trump that the information provided by the CIA allowed Russian law enforcement agencies to capture the terrorists just before the planned attack. Lives were saved as a result.

More @ Power Line

Middle Class to Get 23% of Tax Cuts for Individuals Under GOP Bill

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Middle-income households will get $61 billion in tax cuts in 2019 under the Republican tax plan poised for passage this week, according to an analysis released late Monday by Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation.

That amounts to 23% of the tax cuts that go directly to individuals. By 2027, however, these households would get a net tax increase, because tax cuts are set to expire under the proposed law.

The calculations are based on JCT estimates of cuts going to households that earn $20,000 to $100,000 a year in wages, dividends and benefits. Those households account for about half of all U.S. tax filers, with nearly a quarter making more and a quarter making less.

The Trump administration has emphasized the benefits of the tax plan for middle-income households.

More @ MSN

I have returned

Via comment by Reborn on  Atlanta Airport Blackout Sends Message to Terroris...

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Dear Friends, I told you I would be back this week, but it is only by the skin of my teeth. When I returned my rental car at the Atlanta airport on Sunday, December 17, I inquired about the location of the train that takes you to the terminal. The response was that the train was not working, but busses would take you to the terminal.

I went to the alleged buses only to find masses of people waiting in a growing line several hundred yards in length in the outside cold without any information except the complete power faiure of the entire airport. There were no busses.

Alabama State Police Arrest 3 Poll Workers In Birmingham (Bogus)

Via Billy


Alabama State Police have arrested three women in Birmingham for allowing more than 3000 invalid votes for Doug Jones to processed through the polling station they had volunteered to operate. The State Attorney’s Division of Integrity in Elections is calling the acts of the women a “blatant disregard for the duties of civil servants, a violation of the public trust and a 2nd-degree felony.”

Wanda Werkmeister, Olivia Pertuiary, and Maureen Brown will all face charges of conspiracy to contribute to widespread voter fraud and violation of the public trust, both punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a million dollars in fines.

Roy Moore’s campaign, on the news that voter fraud was rampant in Birmingham and all of Applevale County, is standing by at the door of the clerk’s office to the 17th District Federal Court of Appeals to file an injunction against a single vote from the Democrat stronghold to be counted.

Mark Steyn On Trump And Hope For The West

Via Billy

 

Conservative warrior sheds light on the cultural factors that led to Trump's victory at Restoration Weekend.  

 

Editor's note: Below are the video and transcript of remarks given by Mark Steyn at the David Horowitz Freedom Center's 2017 Restoration Weekend. The event was held Nov. 16th-19th at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida.


Mark Steyn: Thank you. Thank you very much.  I'm stunned to hear that Mark has put my image on his kid's Onesie.  If there's anybody from Florida Child Services' SWAT team in the house, you should take him down now, and it's very flattering.  It's very flattering.  To be described as a fearless warrior.  I blush after we've listened to what Clinton had to tell us earlier, because it's one thing to be introduced as a fearless warrior when you're a medal of honor recipient, but to be introduced as a fearless warrior when you've made a cat album, I think that speaks to the devaluation of "hero" in our society that Clinton was actually speaking about a little earlier.  I will come back and say a word about Afghanistan later because on one turn, I think it's particularly important after what Clinton was saying.

More @ Front Page

Obama allowed Hezbollah cocaine running into U.S. in quest for Iran nuke deal

Via David "Can we build the f-ing gallows yet?"

 https://www.politico.com/interactives/2017/obama-hezbollah-drug-trafficking-investigation/

Amazing Politico investigative report — We knew Obama was willing to sacrifice Israelis for the deal, now we know he was willing to sacrifice Americans too.


In 2014, cocaine was second only behind heroin in U.S. drug deaths.

A major player in the cocaine traffic into the U.S. was the Iranian-sponsored terrorist group Hezbollah. For year it has been known that Hezbollah has infiltrated criminal gangs in South America and set up its own billion-dollar international criminal enterprise to finance its terror activities. None of this was a secret.


U.S. law enforcement came up with an aggressive plan to take down the Hezbollah international network and its key individuals. But it never happened. We now know why.

Politico Magazine has an amazing expose on how the Obama White House derailed the plans to take down the Hezbollah network, and to allow Hezbollah to continue drug-running into the U.S., in order to avoid upsetting the Iran nuclear deal.