Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Transcripts from NEA/Propaganda Conference Call

Hit the title link for some frightening transcripts from the NEA conference call. The National Endowment for the Arts denies initiating, or even participating in politically based phone conference last month. But if you scroll down and actually read the transcript of what was said, and by whom, you'll get a better picture of what this administration is trying to do.

They want to mobilize the arts to push this adminsitration's agenda. This is what totalitarian societies do. To quote Roger Kimball, of,

“There is a German word for what we are witnessing at the NEA and elsewhere in the Obama administration’s effort to push its agenda. It is Gleichschaltung. It means two things: first, bringing all aspects of life into conformity with a given political line. And second, as a prerequisite for realizing that goal, the obliteration or at least marginalization of all opposition.”

Do we as a country want a department that produces propaganda at the behest of the ruling regime? Do we want a country that marches in lockstep just like the NAZI's and Soviet Union did? Is this the direction we want this country to go?

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