Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Robert E. Lee and the “Will”ing Bogeymen

George Will writes what amounts to a review of Allen C. Guelzo’s biography, Robert E. Lee: A Life in the Washington Post. The review and apparently the book are disparaging of Lee. Considering who Lee was and the fruitful historical mindsets who have lionized him, both black and white: (Churchill, Eisenhower, both Roosevelts as well as Booker T, Washington to name but a few) it is no small wonder that an old tired reader-less student like Will would cast irreverence (more like comedic) at Lee.

“Lee was the noblest American who had ever lived and one of the greatest commanders known to the annals of war.” Winston Churchill.

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15 Things That Reportedly Went Wrong on Alec Baldwin’s Deadly ‘Rust’ Set

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Last week, on the set of the Western Rust, Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, a 42-year-old wife and mother. The projectile (that we assume was a bullet) went into her chest, came out her back, and hit the shoulder of Joel Souza, the 48-year-old director. Souza thankfully recovered.

Since the shooting, there have been many reports of everything that went wrong on that set. Unfortunately, there has also been a concerted media and public relations effort to treat Baldwin not only as blameless but as a victim.

While I don’t disagree Baldwin is, in a tragic way, a victim, it is also true that he may be a victim of his own negligence and/or recklessness. Like a driver who takes his eyes off the road to text, Baldwin certainly did not mean to kill anyone, and we have to feel for a man who’s going to have to live with such a thing. Nevertheless, his behavior might have contributed to this avoidable tragedy.

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WATCH: Senator @TomCottonAR fact checks Attorney General Merrick Garland's use of the Biden DOJ's own memos and documents.


Serious Men


(Be sure to read all the way to the 7th paragraph)

The need for self-defense is imminent. Just because there’s no one at the door threatening to break it in, doesn’t mean the home isn’t under assault. They’ve just found better ways of getting into the house, of surveilling those inside, of punishing someone for their private thoughts. Are you being punished? Are you being denied employment even with ten million open jobs? This is not the same type of war that has been engaged in before. How long before one’s demand for civil and human rights is cause for punishment? Right now. It’s government policy to do it and there’s minions to carry it out.

No matter what the government and its cohorts in the woke corporate environment are doing, it gets worse. When the winter comes and there’s a couple of million newly-arrived illegals roaming about, demanding food and shelter, demanding that governments take food from your mouths and give it to them, we’ll see. When Biden’s infrastructure bill and budget bill drive hyperinflation (think Venezuela) and all of your savings buys one last sack of groceries, we’ll see.  

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A Distributed Capacity for Violence: A Brief History of Weapons Technology and Political Power

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Brock: How much chance does an armed population have against the United States government? What does the power disparity say about American political culture? These are the questions we tackle in our recent article "A Distributed Capacity for Violence: A Brief History of Weapons Technology and Political Power." We think it's an excellent, nuanced take on this topic with a long historical context on this important topic. As always.........~~ Sam

The Constitution contains a powerful set of ideals and a wise system of governance, based on a deep reading of classical and medieval history as well as Renaissance philosophy. However, none of this matters if no system of force is in place to keep and defend the Constitution.

Ultimately, this what the 2nd Amendment is about: A distributed capacity for violence guaranteed to private citizens so that they may serve as a check and balance on the power of the state.

America’s Founding Fathers understood an uncomfortable truth: Behind every law is the implicit threat of force, and behind every vote is the implicit threat of rebellion. Such a bargain is what holds a free society together. And no society with a wide power imbalance remains free for very long.

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West Denounces Supreme Court for Its Hypocrisy

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Tha Abbeville Instiute: Douglas B. Rogers Essay Competition


Doug Rogers was an Economist and Research Scholar of great insight who inspired many others with his enthusiasm, integrity, humor and humility.

He graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Economics in 2007 from West Virginia University and entered the graduate program at George Mason University pursuing his PhD in Economics.

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Exclusive Interview — Watch: Buffalo Wrangling Kristi Noem Takes on her Critics, Exposes the Biden Agenda, and Celebrates the American West

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 Need more like her.

Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) told Breitbart News that her background farming and ranching informs her decision-making in politics, serving as a foundation for what she calls her “problem-solving, common-sense approach” to governing.

“This is a special place,” Noem said in an interview in Custer State Park after its annual Governor’s Buffalo Roundup. “These traditions really remind people of our history and they remind us of where we all come from. We love it—we just think it reconnects us to the outdoors and to other people.”

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