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Readers Shocked That NYT Would Dare Lend Credence to ‘Going Rogue’
December 8, 2009 by Lachlan Markay

New York Times readers were treated to a rare dose of sympathy for Sarah Palin and her new book yesterday. Columnist Stanley Fish reviewed “Going Rogue”, and cast it in a generally appealing light, while dispelling some of the most trumpeted criticisms of the former Alaska Governor’s autobiography.

Fish introduces his review with a humorous anecdote poking fun at some of the more deranged Palin-haters: Upon asking a customer service representative in a Manhattan bookstore where he could find “Going Rogue,” the employee “looked at me as if I had requested a copy of ‘Mein Kampf’ signed in blood by the author, and directed me to the nearest Barnes and Noble, where, presumably, readers of dubious taste and sensibility could find what they wanted.”

It is refreshing to see a commentary on “Going Rogue” that focuses on the work itself, and doesn’t try to make a political statement in a book review. Still a few of the Times’s readers surely felt sick after reading this, if they made it to the end at all. Some online commenters openly displayed their disgust for Palin, and for Fish for writing a half-sympathetic review of her work.

Ah yes, the New York Times readership: such a tolerant and open-minded bunch they are.

Sarah Palin dodges tomatoes
December 8, 2009 by ANDY BARR

Fallon Jokes to Maddow: ‘Awful’ That Palin Not Hit By Tomato
December 9, 2009 by Brad Wilmouth

On Tuesday night’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC, during an interview with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, when Maddow recounted a recent incident in which a man unsuccessfully threw a tomato at Sarah Palin at a public event at a mall, Fallon joked that it was “awful” because the thrower “didn’t come close” to hitting Palin. Fallon: “Didn’t hit her at all? Didn’t come close? Awful.”

Matthews Calls Palin A ‘Troglodyte’ For Not Buying Global Warming
December 10, 2009 by Noel Sheppard

Did you know that if you don’t believe man is responsible for global warming you’re a prehistoric cavedweller completely unaware of what’s going on in the world?

So said MSNBC’s Chris Matthews during a discussion on Wednesday’s “Hardball” when he referred to Sarah Palin and everybody else that doesn’t agree with Nobel Laureate Al Gore’s view of climate change as “troglodytes.”

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Our Foundation
September 14, 2009 by Lux Libertas

“I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.”

– Thomas Jefferson

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Our Foundation
September 2, 2009 by Lux Libertas

“To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.”

– George Washington

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Our Foundation
August 24th, 2009 by Lux Libertas

“With respect to future debt; would it not be wise and just for that nation to declare in the constitution they are forming that neither the legislature, nor the nation itself can validly contract more debt, than they may pay within their own age…”

– Thomas Jefferson

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Our Foundation
August 18, 2009 by Lux Libertas

“The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.”

– James Madison

More wisdom from our founders typically acknowledged only when the president is a Republican

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Our Foundation
August 5, 2009 by Lux Libertas

“An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.”

– John Marshall

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Our Foundation
August 1st, 2009 by Lux Libertas

“The government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like the state governments, whose powers are more general. Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.”

– James Madison

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The Founding Fathers on Jesus, Christianity and the Bible
May 2008, by David Barton

A Few Declarations of Founding Fathers and Early Statesmen on Jesus, Christianity, and the Bible

(This list is by no means exhaustive; many other Founders could be included, and even with those who appear below, additional quotes could have been used.)

Statements by the following:

John Adams
John Quincy Adams
Samuel Adams
Josiah Bartlett
Gunning Bedford
Elias Boudinot
Jacob Broom
Charles Carroll
Congress, 1854
Congress, U. S. House Judiciary Committee, 1854
John Dickinson
Gabriel Duvall
Benjamin Franklin
Elbridge Gerry
Alexander Hamilton
John Hancock
John Hart
Patrick Henry
Samuel Huntington
James Iredell
John Jay
Thomas Jefferson
William Samuel Johnson
James Kent
Francis Scott Key
James Madison
James Manning
Henry Marchant
George Mason
James McHenry
Thomas McKean
Gouverneur Morris
Jedidiah Morse
John Morton
James Otis
Robert Treat Paine
William Paterson
Timothy Pickering
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
John Randolph of Roanoke
Benjamin Rush
Roger Sherman
Richard Stockton
Thomas Stone
Joseph Story
Caleb Strong
Zephaniah Swift
Charles Thomson
Jonathan Trumbull
George Washington
Daniel Webster
Noah Webster
John Witherspoon
Oliver Wolcott

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Our Foundation
July 20th, 2009 by Lux Libertas

“The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained.”

– George Washington

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Our Foundation
July 13, 2009 by Lux Libertas

“To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.”

– George Washington

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