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Quotes from Edmund Burke “There is, however, a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue.” “It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the publick to be the most anxious for its welfare.” Observations

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What We All Know

It is very reassuring when we can deride those who have different political views because “everybody” knows that what they are saying is wrong. Probably the most damaging political label in American political history is “Know-Nothings.” In the 19th century,

Posted in Church and State, Constitution, Contest of Ideas, Courts, O'Donnell, Tea Party

Religion or …

The decision about the proposed new mosque near Ground Zero in New York would be an easy decision if we are talking about religion.  The First Amendment would say there is a right to build a place of worship. The

Posted in Contest of Ideas, Ground Zero Mosque, Religion

Who, Indeed

In a recent Washington Post column, Richard Cohen asks intriguing questions about President Obama, “Who is this guy? What are his core beliefs? “Unfortunately, too many people are now asking these questions. But, it might be a little late. The

Posted in Contest of Ideas, Leadership, Media, Politics
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