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Saturday Lecture Series: The American Republic

by coldwarrior ( 48 Comments › )
Filed under Academia, History, Open thread, saturday lecture series at February 9th, 2013 - 8:30 am

Ah, back to Prof Weber’s classroom to cover a topic that is very pertinent today, the nature of government and governments relation to the citizens / subjects.

 

38. The American Republic
A new republic, the compromise of radicals and conservatives, was founded on universal freedoms.

 

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  1. 1 | February 9, 2013 9:04 am

    Be nice if we still had one…


  2. 2 | February 9, 2013 9:17 am

    @ Mike C.:

    Obama’s working on getting rid of it. Part of his “Fundamental Transformation” of America. We now live in a Monarchy where the King can decide who lives and who dies. All he has to do is call you a “terrorist”, and he can execute you without trial. Lovely. Obama would never misuse this power to target Class Enemies, now would he? :roll:


  3. 3 | February 9, 2013 9:21 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    We Have morons like Bill O’Reilly proposing that all firearms regulations as well as all crimes committed with firearms be the responsibility of the federal government.


  4. RIX
    4 | February 9, 2013 9:30 am

    @ Iron Fist:
    By any reasonable assesment Obama is a threat to the Constitution and
    the Republic in general.
    If the MSM was not in the tank there might be a way to put some brakes on him.


  5. 5 | February 9, 2013 9:52 am

    @ Mike C.:

    I’ve never liked Bill O’Reilly. I’ve always thought his “conservatism” ws an act, and things like that are the reason why. We need less Federal Regulation, not more.


  6. 6 | February 9, 2013 9:54 am

    @ RIX:

    Yeah, the MFM being so in the tank for him is what gets him through. It is what makes him so powerful, and so dangerous. Can you imagine the outcry if George Bush had promulgated Obama’s decree on assassinations? Obama does it, crickets.


  7. 7 | February 9, 2013 9:54 am

    @ Iron Fist:
    Actually the keystone of his “Fundamental Transformation” is to transfor America from a Republic to a “Pure Democracy”!

    Right after you have a pure democracy you are set up to have a “One Man, One Vote, One Time” scenario.

    That I believe is his actual end game!


  8. 8 | February 9, 2013 9:55 am

    Make that transform. PIMF I know!


  9. 9 | February 9, 2013 9:58 am

    There is another name for “pure democracy” -- mob rule. The founders feared it as much or more than the rule of kings.


  10. RIX
    10 | February 9, 2013 9:58 am

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ RIX:

    Yeah, the MFM being so in the tank for him is what gets him through. It is what makes him so powerful, and so dangerous. Can you imagine the outcry if George Bush had promulgated Obama’s decree on assassinations? Obama does it, crickets.

    The MSM traded its soul in 2008 for Obamas approval.
    They seem cool with it and just get worse.


  11. RIX
    11 | February 9, 2013 10:02 am

    If you haven’t checked out the DoD, you might want to take a look.
    there is an exchange between Staby & Curious Lurker about Islam.
    Curious Lurker has the reasoning power of banana spider.


  12. 12 | February 9, 2013 10:10 am

    @ RIX:

    The Stupid is strong in that one.


  13. huckfunn
    13 | February 9, 2013 10:12 am

    New Special Report. Dr. Benjamin Carson delivers the keynote speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. Obama, and his policies, are totally smoked and Dear Leader has no choice but to sit there and take it.


  14. RIX
    14 | February 9, 2013 10:13 am

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ RIX:

    The Stupid is strong in that one.

    A whole new level.


  15. 15 | February 9, 2013 10:33 am

    This is good news:

    Contrary to what you might expect from all the news about gun violence, accidental deaths from guns in the home are relatively uncommon, and have actually gone down slightly in recent years, according to a new study. But other deadly accidents at home, including poisonings, falls, and burns, are far more common, and on the rise. The good news: some simple measures can help prevent most of them.

    The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, looked at data from 2000 to 2008. More than 30,000 people die from accidents in the home each year, the study found. The three leading causes of accidental deaths were poisonings (43 percent), falls (34 percent), and fire or burn injuries (9 percent). Firearm mishaps accounted for just 1 percent of all accidental deaths in the home.

    While any accidental death is tragic (and I don’t really see that an accidental death with a gun is any different than any other accidental death), gun accidents are used to push for more gun control. It is interesting: both homicide and accidental deaths with guns are down, but they still push for more gun control. Shows you that saving lives isn’t what their agenda is about.


  16. lobo91
    16 | February 9, 2013 10:37 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    While any accidental death is tragic (and I don’t really see that an accidental death with a gun is any different than any other accidental death), gun accidents are used to push for more gun control. It is interesting: both homicide and accidental deaths with guns are down, but they still push for more gun control. Shows you that saving lives isn’t what their agenda is about.

    And the reason gun accidents are down is because of safety training.

    And who is the main organization conducting it?

    The NRA, which they’re trying to label as a terrorist organization.


  17. 17 | February 9, 2013 10:42 am

    @ lobo91:

    Yeah, gun safety training in schools would save lives. Guess who opposes such a thing?


  18. lobo91
    18 | February 9, 2013 10:44 am

    Obama: Sequester “Will Deal A Huge Blow To Middle-Class Families”

    President Obama warned in his weekly address that the sequester would deal a “huge blow to middle-class families and our economy as a whole” and urged Congress to strike a compromise deal to avert the $85 billion in automatic cuts.

    “There’s certainly no reason that middle-class families and small businesses should suffer just because Washington couldn’t come together and eliminate a few special-interest tax loopholes, or government programs that just don’t work,” Obama said. “At a time when economists and business leaders from across the spectrum have said that our economy is poised for progress, we shouldn’t allow self-inflicted wounds to put that progress in jeopardy.”

    “If the sequester is allowed to go forward, thousands of Americans who work in fields like national security, education or clean energy are likely to be laid off,” Obama said. “Firefighters and food inspectors could also find themselves out of work – leaving our communities vulnerable. Programs like Head Start would be cut, and lifesaving research into diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s could be scaled back.

    When did firefighting become a federal responsibility?


  19. lobo91
    19 | February 9, 2013 10:45 am

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ lobo91:

    Yeah, gun safety training in schools would save lives. Guess who opposes such a thing?

    And they hate the Eddie Eagle program most of all.


  20. 20 | February 9, 2013 10:45 am

    If the “if we can save one child’s life” crowd were really interested in doing just that, they’d ban swimming pools, bathtubs and toilets.


  21. lobo91
    21 | February 9, 2013 10:47 am

    Mike C. wrote:

    If the “if we can save one child’s life” crowd were really interested in doing just that, they’d ban swimming pools, bathtubs and toilets.

    And fire.


  22. lobo91
    22 | February 9, 2013 10:51 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    Another interesting thing about gun safety training in schools is that they oppose it on the grounds that teaching kids how to safely use guns will lead them to be more interested in them.

    When we try to make the same point about their efforts to teach 6 year olds about anal sex, though, they call us crazy.


  23. RIX
    23 | February 9, 2013 11:21 am

    (Daily Caller)

    President Barack Obama’s newly-named nominee to run the Department of the Interior, REI CEO Sally Jewell, sought and received a waiver from Obamacare requirements for her outdoor clothing and equipment company in 2011.

    The Washington Examiner’s Charlie Spiering dug up the revelation Thursday, noting that Obama welcomed Jewell to the White House in 2009 to jointly argue for the passage of Obamacare.

    Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/obamacare/2013/02/08/obama-interior-secretary-nominee-s-company-received-obamacare-waiver#ixzz2KQ4b4yOt

    No hypocrisy here, none at all.


  24. 24 | February 9, 2013 11:50 am

    One of the guys at GCP stopped by a country store near his house yesterday and spied 5 50-round boxes of 9 mm on the shelf for $ 12 a pop. Bought ‘em all, of course. Lucky bastard…


  25. lobo91
    25 | February 9, 2013 12:17 pm

    @ Mike C.:

    I don’t even own a 9mm and I probably would have bought those.


  26. 26 | February 9, 2013 12:20 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    And they hate the Eddie Eagle program most of all.

    They would replace it with Edward The Effeminate!


  27. lobo91
    27 | February 9, 2013 12:23 pm

    Dem Rep. Elijah Cummings: Post Office Cutting Saturday Delivery Racist…

    The U.S. Postal Service’s decision to eliminate Saturday delivery could disproportionally hurt minority groups, according to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member on the House Oversight Committee.

    “You’re talking about just this reduction … from six days to five days will cut anywhere from 25,000 to 30,000 employees. And with regard to Asian, African-Americans, and Hispanics, they comprise about 40 percent of the Postal Service employees,” Cummings told Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC Friday night. “So it’s logical to believe if they were to lose that 30,000 jobs, easily 40 percent of them would be African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asian-Americans.”


  28. RIX
    28 | February 9, 2013 12:36 pm

    So it’s logical to believe if they were to lose that 30,000 jobs, easily 40 percent of them would be African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asian-Americans.”@ lobo91:

    He oesn’t seem to care too much about the 60%.
    Just a bunch of crarackahs!


  29. Dolphin
    29 | February 9, 2013 12:42 pm

    This is the mentality we are fighting!


  30. RIX
    30 | February 9, 2013 12:42 pm

    By MATTHEW JAFFE (@matthewbjaffe), ABC News

    Feb. 8, 2013

    CHICAGO — Former Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has reached a plea agreement in connection to a federal probe into whether or not the troubled lawmaker misused campaign funds.

    Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/jesse-jackson-jr/2013/02/08/jesse-jackson-jr-reaches-plea-deal-could-face-five-years-prison#ixzz2KQOg7chF

    This is what you learn when you are raised by Jesse Sr.
    It’s amazing that Sr skated jail all of these years.


  31. The Osprey
    31 | February 9, 2013 12:42 pm

    AZOlddog wrote:

    Right after you have a pure democracy you are set up to have a “One Man, One Vote, One Time” scenario.

    “Democracy” Zimbabwe style..it’s such a wondrous thing!


  32. 32 | February 9, 2013 12:45 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ Mike C.:
    I don’t even own a 9mm and I probably would have bought those.

    For that price, I’d go buy a 9 mm if I didn’t have one.


  33. RIX
    33 | February 9, 2013 12:51 pm

    @ The Osprey:
    Mugabe strategy, “Run all of the White farmers off of their land killing
    as many as possible. Then we will all starve”


  34. 34 | February 9, 2013 1:00 pm

    @ RIX:
    Can you describe any difference between Mugabe and Zero(as he wants to be)?

    Any discrimination would be interesting! :)


  35. RIX
    35 | February 9, 2013 1:04 pm

    CHICAGO (CBS) — Contract demands by Chicago police officers include much higher pay and something you might not have imagined.

    Chicago police are reportedly proposing in negotiations that their pay increase by 12 percent over two years.

    Because they so totally have the gangs under control.


  36. RIX
    36 | February 9, 2013 1:06 pm

    AZOlddog wrote:

    @ RIX:
    Can you describe any difference between Mugabe and Zero(as he wants to be)?

    Any discrimination would be interesting!

    No I really can’t. Obama lusts after that kind of power.
    At his core like Mugabe , Obama is a racist.


  37. Guggi
    37 | February 9, 2013 1:16 pm

    Remember our “Scott Madson” and his mantra: buy more ammo


  38. 38 | February 9, 2013 1:19 pm

    @ RIX:
    Actually that what I thought your reply would be! I can see little difference between the two other than Zero cannot yet let it show publicly.


  39. 39 | February 9, 2013 1:24 pm

    Guggi wrote:

    Remember our “Scott Madson” and his mantra: buy more ammo

    If you haven’t noticed, that’s kinda hard these days…


  40. RIX
    40 | February 9, 2013 1:24 pm

    AZOlddog wrote:

    @ RIX:
    Actually that what I thought your reply would be! I can see little difference between the two other than Zero cannot yet let it show publicly.

    Exacty, BHO has constraints. That’s the only real difference.
    Hey, I have been meaning to ask you, is your avatar you in Viet Nam?


  41. Guggi
    41 | February 9, 2013 1:26 pm

    Mike C. wrote:

    If you haven’t noticed, that’s kinda hard these days…

    he was clever enough to know it then…


  42. The Osprey
    42 | February 9, 2013 1:27 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ Mike C.:

    I don’t even own a 9mm and I probably would have bought those.

    There are too many interesting pistols chambered for that round not to have one.


  43. 43 | February 9, 2013 1:30 pm

    @ Guggi:

    Oh, it’s been many people’s mantra for years, but what looked like a goodly supply 6 months ago now looks woefully inadequate. If we ever get out of this mess, I’ll never buy certerfire ammo in less than 1000 round lots again. 3-5000 for rimfire.


  44. 44 | February 9, 2013 1:32 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Not only firefighting, but I’d also say that food inspection, energy research & education are local, not federal, issues.


  45. RIX
    45 | February 9, 2013 1:46 pm

    Later Gators.


  46. 46 | February 9, 2013 1:50 pm

    @ RIX:
    Nope, that was a staged shot in the windscreen for our pool outback. The Wooland Camos are from the 1980s that I had left over when I retired.

    The Uniform during the Nam era was either the green fatigues or Jungle staright greens.

    Yep, I am old enough I was around back then! 1970-1992.


  47. 47 | February 9, 2013 1:54 pm

    @ RIX:

    Обамаград police are not police. They are PIGS!


  48. lobo91
    48 | February 9, 2013 1:57 pm

    NY Times To Harry Reid: Remove Menendez As Chair Of Foreign Relations Committee

    The New York Times has called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to remove New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez from his chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations committee.

    Under the editorial headline “Mr. Menendez’s Ethics Problem,” the newspaper said Menendez “was never a distinguished choice for chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the position he ascended to this month by virtue of seniority.”

    “Concerns about that quality gap have sharply escalated amid new disclosures about Mr. Menendez’s use of his position to advance the financial interests of a friend and big donor,” the Times wrote. “Instead of trying to protect Mr. Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, needs to remove his gavel, at least pending credible resolution by the Senate Ethics Committee of the swirling accusations of misconduct.”

    I don’t know…it sounds to me like Menendez knows quite a bit about “foreign relations”…
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