democracy

Exposing the traitors in the Deep State by Cliff Kincaid

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GOPUSA.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Monday, September 18, 2017

The comical publication the Onion ran a special volume, Homeland Insecurity, with the headline, “Run for Your Lives.” I thought of that in the wake of the decision by hard-liners Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka to voluntarily leave the White House rather than continue to fight for rational pro-American policies in the Trump Administration against what has been called the Deep State. 

In their cases, Trump didn’t have to say “you’re fired.” They quit. 

Sadly, Trump, the elected president, may be the next to go.  

Lavrov vs. McCain: Is Russia an Enemy? by Patrick J. Buchanan

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GOPUSA.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The founding fathers of the Munich Security Conference, said John McCain [photo, below], would “be alarmed by the turning away from universal values and toward old ties of blood, and race, and sectarianism.”

McCain was followed by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov who called for a “post-West world order.” Russia has “immense potential” for that said Lavrov, “we’re open for that inasmuch as the U.S. is open.”

Book Review —Trump's big agenda for conservatism and restoring America — according to David Horowitz by Miguel A. Faria, MD

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Book Review
Published Date: 
Monday, February 20, 2017

This article is a review of Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America (2017) by David Horowitz, an instructive and engaging tome that can be read at one sitting. Horowitz begins with a discussion of the dissension in the Republican ranks with Trump's candidacy for the presidency. And he is correct when he writes that many Republicans were erroneously and unproductively fighting as hard to defeat Trump — particularly some even in the cast of the old George H.W. Bush mindset — as they did to defeat the Democrats in previous elections.

Loving California from a safe distance by Miguel A. Faria, MD

Charles Richardson’s column of February 4 insisting the popular vote count is “a moot point” could have been completely accurate if — and this is a big if — there were not at least 11 heavily liberal Democratic states, including California, trying to undermine the Electoral College and instead making the popular vote supreme in presidential elections.

How the Electoral College kept four California counties from dictating to the entire nation! by Miguel A. Faria, MD

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

As Ronald Reagan used to say, when repeatedly correcting misstatements, “here we go again!” And yes, I repeatedly hear the United States of America referred to as a democracy by both parroting ignorants as well as those who know or should know better.

Working people, politics and Trump — Answer to a reader

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HaciendaPublishing.com and the Macon Telegraph
Article Type: 
Editorial
Published Date: 
Friday, July 29, 2016

Politics is politics, and to paraphrase the remark misattributed to Bismarck, “politics are like making sausages, not a pretty sight.” Trump, bombastic and offensive to some, is using populism and taking advantage of the disaffection and anger of American voters to get elected president. He did not become a successful businessman from idiocy and pomposity, but from cunning, common sense, and hard work.

A glance at Trump's tough foreign policy!

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HaciendaPublishing.com, GOPUSA, and the Macon Telegraph
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Article
Published Date: 
Friday, July 22, 2016

NATO emblemThe BBC reports Europeans are quite alarmed (“a nightmare for Nato’s European countries”) because Donald Trump has stated that if elected president he may withdraw a guarantee of protection to Nato countries that do not “fulfill their obligation” to the US.

Capitalism's money and guns saved socialism

Green Perry's mellifluous language and arguments in his letter almost makes one hope socialism does triumph globally and stops all the evils of capitalism. What a soporific. The top six countries he mentioned, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand and France, first of all, started from a higher base than most of the world — part and parcel of European Western civilization — before they embraced social democracy.

The historical meaning of political conservatism

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Published Date: 
Sunday, October 4, 2015

Athwart 2"A Conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling 'Stop!' " — William F. Buckley, Jr.

In the context of my article on this subject,[1] I have been asked if there is also a classical versus modern conservatism paradigm similar to the classical versus modern liberalism, and was invited to write an article about the subject.

The American 'gun culture' that saved Europe

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GOPUSA.com and Macon Telegraph
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Sunday, March 22, 2015

An interesting conversation with a European neurosurgical colleague, who decries the "gun culture" of America, took place that may be of interest to readers of GOPUSA. The dialogue began with a difference of opinion on an unrelated topic, but in the course of that exchange, I happened to innocently use a figure of speech that offended the other party, and the conversation below ensued.

American naïveté — European social democracies and gun control

Journal/Website: 
GOPUSA.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Over the years, in both commentaries and letters to the editor in my local newspaper, I have noted the naïve expression of many letter writers and liberal pundits, who glossing over the Constitutional protections guaranteed by the 4th and 5th Amendments, opine, “If you don’t have anything to hide, then you don’t have anything to fear!” When the Soviet KGB needed culprits, their motto was “Show me the man and I will show you his crime.” In other words, charges can be brought against anyone, once the State has decided to trample on the rights of any targeted citizen.

Classical Liberalism vs Modern Liberalism (Socialism) — A Primer

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The term "liberal" originally stemmed from the human quest for free inquiry and the study of the liberal arts. Aristotle explained that the greatest pleasure a free man could possess is to have the economic means to indulge himself in the study of nature, books, science (philosophy) — and the liberals arts, rather than to be forced to labor endlessly with no free time for leisure and the contemplation of life.

The Russian Political Turmoil (2012) — An American Perspective

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology International
Article Type: 
Editorial
Published Date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Source: 
http://surgicalneurologyint.com/surgicalint_articles/the-russian-political-turmoil-2012-an-american-perspective/

For Russia, as well as to the rest of the world, the approaching presidential election of March 4, 2012, is raising concerns as to how it will affect Russian democracy and the stability of Europe — Russia vis- à-vis the West. Just this past November, Russian Chief of Staff General Nikolai Makarov and President Dmitry Medvedev, threatened to have Russian missiles deployed against the proposed U.S. missile shield in Europe.

The Political Spectrum (Part III) — The Extreme Right: Anarchism

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Let us now discuss the more arcane, extreme and revolutionary, right-wing philosophy, namely anarchism. You may ask when and where in recent history have anarchist revolutionaries been successful?  For the answer, we must travel back in time to Spain during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). It was in Barcelona and surrounding districts that idealist anarchism flourished in the early period of the war as anarchists defended the radical Republican government that the communists also supported against the military insurrection of General Francisco Franco.

The Political Spectrum (Part II) — The Center: A Democracy or a Constitutional Republic?

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GOPUSA
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Friday, October 14, 2011

The Founding Fathers of this great nation designed a Republican form of government. By this, they meant a government under the rule of law and not the capricious rule of man, under a written constitution whose main function is to clearly demarcate the limits of authority of the federal government.

The Political Spectrum (Part I): The Totalitarian Left from Communism to Social Democracy

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Published Date: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The "Right" versus "Left" convenient but capricious political arrangement came from the seating position of delegates to the National Assembly during the French Revolution, but it is at times a confusing concept and too often subject to media and academic bias and even misinformation. I have found it easier to have a political spectrum based on degrees of government control.

The Electoral College in the U.S. Constitutional Republic

Douglas Harden wrote an informative column (Macon Telegraph, Aug. 14) about how the Electoral College process works and explained why our Founding Fathers created that system for presidential elections.

However, I beg to differ with his assertion, “The framers... felt the common, everyday, average, eligible voter was not intelligent, well-versed, well-read and knowledgeable enough to vote for the most qualified and best candidate.”

A civic duty and a historic parallel

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Macon Telegraph
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Sunday, June 5, 2011

Macon Telegraph journalist Charles Richardson, former Mercer University President, Dr. Kirby Godsey, and Mercer Law Professor David Oedel have all brought interesting points to the discussion of the problem of education and ethics. I believe this is a problem -- not just affecting Georgia and Bibb County -- but also the nation. And, in contemporary society, it goes deeper than educational methodology and throwing money at the problem.