Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity

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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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Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Empowered Man

Today in BuzzFeed.com, an article was posted about a painting by the artist John McNaughton.  The post points out numerous times, that "The Conservative Artist..." as if political views are important to the art in question. I guess what really annoyed me was this quote,
"The Provo, Utah based painter has struck artistic gold with his series, tapping into a widespread libertarian distrust of Washington, as well as a deep-seated hatred of President Obama, which critics says is animated by racial bias."
Why  is it that anyone who opposes the policies of this president, Barack Obama, is "animated by a racial bias."  Could it be that people who oppose this president's policies just don't like the policies, or the direction is man is  taking the country?  What if THAT is the root of 67% of America's belief that Barack Obama is taking the country in the wrong direction?  What if everyone who opposes this president does so out of patriotism?  What happened to opposition being "patriotic"? 

It wasn't all that long ago, the Democratic Party was telling everyone from hell to high water that opposing the policies of George W. Bush was patriotic.  When did dissent to a president's policies morph from patriotism to racism?  What changed?

Here's the painting in question.



Personally, after all the pious crap that's been printed, posted, painted about The One, it's honestly refreshing to see a painting that mocks this man.

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