We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings to be fruitful. — C.S. Lewis
We are not French
By: Ann Coulter
It has become fashionable to equate the French and American revolutions, but they share absolutely nothing beyond the word “revolution.” The American Revolution was a movement based on ideas, painstakingly argued by serious men in the process of creating what would become the freest, most prosperous nation in world history. The French Revolution was a revolt of the mob. It was the primogenitor of the horrors of the Bolshevik revolution, Hitler’s Nazi Party, Mao’s cultural revolution, Pol Pot’s slaughter, and America’s periodic mob uprisings from Shays’ rebellion to today’s dirty waifs in the “Occupy Wallstreet” crowd.
My Take - The French Revolution and the philosophy behind it was the philosophical foundation for socialism. I didn't say intellectual foundation you will notice. And the reason why is that the left has no intellectual solid rationale. It exists to have power and will change on a dime and follow the latest philosophical flavor of the day, even if it means contradicting everything they claimed to believe the day before. Why? Since socialism is atheistic in nature it rejects the very concept of right and wrong. Nothing is always right or always wrong because they have no moral base as a touchstone. Since they have rejected morality based on sound theological morality, any new morality that will gain them the power they seek is perfectly acceptable.
Socialism is an infectious disease of the mind and spirit, and is deadly. Socialism destroys the mind, and saps the spirit. Socialism is a secular religion with a misanthropic vision to destroy all that is good within humanity by undermining religion and parental authority. That way the state will be the final moral authority…only the socialist state has no moral philosophical foundation to which they will unendingly adhere . Socialism promises godless utopia, but all socialist societies eventually turn their citizens into frightened, impoverished, enslaved surfs. They ultimately impose godless dystopia!
AMAC: Why is the Justice Department Dead Set Against Exposing Voter Fraud
It’s just plain common sense. If you have to show a photo ID to enter an office building, you certainly should have to show some proof of who you are when you vote,” said Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.....Opponents of voter ID laws readily admit that voter fraud exists, but say the numbers of illegally cast ballots are too small to be of any significance. But consider the fact that many elections these days are decided by a handful of ballots, he pointed out. “For example, it was discovered too late after the 2008 Minnesota election that 341 felons, ineligible to vote, cast ballots in the race between Norm Coleman and Al Franken who won his Senate seat by 312 votes. In Missouri, two years back, a primary race between two Democrats vying for a seat in the State legislature ended with the victor winning by a single vote. It turned out that 50 illegal votes were cast for him by Somalis living in Kansas City.
Chemical industry is undergoing a shale-based "wholesale transformation"
Large-scale production of natural gas has resulted in a "wholesale transformation" of the chemical sector, which should look to increase product exports, according to a recent KPMG report. "Low-cost feedstock and tight operating models are clear portents of exceptional growth in margins and unparalleled competitive advantage versus peers in other areas of the world," the report says. SNL