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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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Conservatism, What We Believe

Here are all six parts of the of the excellent series by Bill Whittle, What We Believe:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

This are some of the fundamental ideas that conservatives believe in.  You'll notice there's not a bible any where in sight.  Most conservatives aren't religious, or at least aren't bible thumpers at all. Many of us are actually moderate on many social issues.  Be that as it may, there is far more to being conservative than many on the left understand.  The left has to grasp any sort of extreme example so as to label the entire movement as extreme.


Brian said...

Love the website, although it always pains me to see Jefferson's name associated with the Democratic Party. I think that, as the founder of the Democratic Republican Party, Mr. Jefferson would be mortified to witness the modern Democratic Party, which really got its start with Andrew Jackson.

Rich Vail said...

I agree, having read a great deal of his writings. His approach was the antithesis of the modern party, and favoured an agrarian approach and not the rising urban population.

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