ObamaCare’s impact on doctors

July 4, 2010

A video from the Heritage Foundation:

(via Big Government)

The Declaration of Independence vs. Sharia law

July 4, 2010

On the day we celebrate our independence from Great Britain*, Marisol of Jihad Watch quotes our nation’s founding vision and highlights its utter incompatibility with Islamic law:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it.

Each one of those highlighted statements are antithetical to Islam: all men not created equal, for the Qur’an places Muslims above all the rest; Government is not instituted among men, but by Allah in the form of sharia law; and power does not derive from the consent of the governed, for Allah is the sole law-giver and it is a sin to assign him any partners, which is what democracy does. At its root, strict Islam as Muhammad preached is not compatible with American democracy.

People on the Left mocked George W. Bush for saying jihadists hate us “for who we are,” but, if you bear in mind the fundamental, irreconcilable differences between what we and they believe and their willingness to kill thousands of us to assure the supremacy of their beliefs, you’ll see he was right.

*(And maybe the day they celebrate getting rid of us. )

RELATED: At Big Peace, Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser calls on Jeffersonian Muslims to stand up to theocratic jihadists. I have my doubts that Islam can be reformed without being utterly gutted, but I hope he’s right and I’m wrong.

And now, Big Peace

July 4, 2010

Andrew Breitbart has shaken up the Internet and the mainstream media and government elites with his family of “Big” sites: Big Hollywood, focusing on entertainment and culture; Big Journalism, which turns a spotlight on the news media itself; and Big Government, which keeps tabs on the doings of our national government. Each is a group blog, in which various writers offer opinions from an unvarnished and unashamed Center-Right, pro-American point of view.

And they’ve had their effects in the broader world: from revealing the Obama Administration’s attempts to turn the National Endowment for the Arts into a propaganda organ, to exposing the criminal nature of ACORN and the perverse agenda of the administration’s “safe schools” czar, the Big sites have provided conservatives with some heavy artillery in the battle over our nation’s direction.

And now comes the fourth site, Big Peace, dedicated to national security issues and peace through strength (something dear to my heart).  As editor-in-chief Peter Schweizer explains:

We are launching Big Peace on the 4th of July because we happen to believe that America is the last and best hope for mankind.

We are launching Big Peace on the 4th of July because we believe that freedom is an essential ingredient and condition for peace.

We are lauching Big Peace on the 4th of July because the American spirit of independence and fight,  exhibited by our soldiers, is what ultimately keeps us safe.

And we are launching Big Peace on the 4th of July to celebrate the ideas of freedom and liberty, which are embraced by so many others around the world.  The word “peace” has been hijacked by those who don’t believe in peace, but rather believe in appeasement.  We intend to take it back.  Peace comes from strength.  Peace comes from freedom.  More people were killed in the 20th century by their own governments than due to any war.  Peace is a word devoid of meaning unless it includes liberty.

There’s a story about a guy who goes into a bar and when the fists and chairs start flying asks, “Is this a private fight, or can anyone join?”

When it comes to protecting freedom around the world and keeping America strong–it’s not a private fight.

Be sure to add Big Peace to your bookmarks and feed readers.

11 reasons to vote for Democrats next November

July 4, 2010

Heh. Good one.

Keep these in mind when you go to vote. (Should have had twelve for that even dozen, though. )

via Moe Lane

Put down the hot dog and pick up the history book

July 4, 2010

Hoo-boy. Looks like history class must’ve been nap-time for these folks:

Oh, well. Happy 4th of July, anyway, folks, no matter why you celebrate it.  Flag

(via Ed Morrissey)