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Bipartisan Republican Suicide Proposal PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Scruggs   
Wednesday, 06 February 2013 00:00

GOP Offered the Poisoned Chalice

A Bipartisan Gang of Eight in the U.S. Senate has teamed up to offer a Poisoned Chalice to nervous Republicans in the form of immigration “reform.” The four Republican senators are perennial immigration amnesty advocates John McCain (AZ) and Lindsey Graham (SC); Jeff Flake (AZ) whose career voting record on immigration issues is comparable to Graham’s; and hoped-to-be-conservative Marco Rubio, whose career voting record on immigration issues is only slightly less liberal than McCain’s. Many Republicans are taking this new amnesty proposal seriously because the Hispanic vote rose to over 10 percent of the electorate in the 2012 election and was even more Democratic than the usual two-to-one advantage over Republicans. The Hispanic share of the electoral vote is also likely to grow as a direct result of past amnesties and Federal Government failure to enforce immigration policies. The sales pitch to Republicans is that voting for this new amnesty will gain them more Hispanic votes. As with all the other amnesties (six) from 1987 to the Obama Administration, this one promises to be the last one necessary. 

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Obama Foreign Policy PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Scruggs   
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 00:00

Repeating the Mistakes of History

Both Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon thought that the biggest mistake of the Vietnam War was President Kennedy’s involvement in the overthrow of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem in November 1963. Diem became the first president of South Vietnam in 1955 following the partition of Vietnam into a Communist North Vietnam and the Republic of (South) Vietnam after the French withdrawal from Indochina in 1954.

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Throw Out Obamacare with Obama PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Scruggs   
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 00:00

“Every generation needs a new revolution.” – Thomas Jefferson

It should be obvious to most thinking Americans that we have a lawless President. He cares no more for the Constitution, justice, or truth than a cigarette butt. He governs by unprincipled political expediency. He is by far the most dangerous radical ever to occupy the White House, and if we do not throw him out of the White House in November, freedom will have seen its last hours by 2016. The long and stealthy march of cultural Marxism will have triumphed in political despotism. The American dream will be a totalitarian nightmare.

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Obama’s Shocking Anti-Christian Record PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Scruggs   
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 00:00

The May 8 Primary and Referendum proved disastrous for the cause of homosexual marriage in North Carolina. It was a decisive victory for Judeo-Christian and other traditionalist wisdom on marriage. North Carolinians voted 61 percent to 39 percent to pass a Constitutional Amendment firmly establishing its existing laws and traditions that marriage is exclusively defined as the union of one man and one woman. This victory was despite a deceptive and often-bitter campaign by those who wanted to see the moral roots of marriage pulled up and discarded.  

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The Looming Threat of Hyperinflation PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Scruggs   
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 00:00

Can We Learn from History?

Spanish- born philosopher and essayist George Santayana (1865-1952), in his 1905 volume, Reason in Common Sense, is especially remembered for these words: “Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it.”  This is often phrased more pointedly: “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

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