Quote of the Day

So let us mark this day with remembrance, of who we are and how far we have traveled. In the year of America’s birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by dying campfires on the shores of an icy river. The capital was abandoned. The enemy was advancing. The snow […]

God & Politics: redux

A repost from March, prompted by various Twitter and other assertions that the United States was founded on “Christian principles” … nothing could be further from the truth. The only part of became the United States that was founded on “Christian” principles was the original Plymouth colony in Massachusetts, by the Puritans who were escaping […]

Scripting?

Palin to field voters’ questions for first time – CNN.com GOLDEN, Colorado — After several joint campaign appearances with Sen. John McCain, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin ventured off last week into solo campaign territory that was tightly controlled — no questions taken. But for the first time since becoming McCain’s running mate, Palin will take […]

Hiring?

Clinton: ‘Think about this as a hiring decision’ – CNN.com (CNN) — Despite Sen. Barack Obama’s commanding lead in the delegate count, Sen. Hillary Clinton campaigned hard Sunday, telling voters she’s “running for the toughest job in the world.” Clinton spent her weekend in Kentucky, which, along with Oregon, holds its Democratic contest Tuesday. Clinton […]

God & Politics

My mother sent me more mom-spam yesterday, this one being a purported re-write of the Preamble of the Constitution, accompanied by a series of articles. Some of the articles are basic pleas to common sense. But one in particular really got my goat. ARTICLE XI: You do not have the right to change our country’s […]

‘A More Perfect Union’

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Note those first […]