“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Friday, July 02, 2010

Celebrate Your Independence


  1. Because your "government" won't.

  2. But we do put on quite the show.

    Complete with howitzers.

  3. Check out Chicago Mayor Daley's newest handgun laws he is trying to push.

    I won't bore you with all the gun ownership cliches, but he doesn't have a clue.

  4. A lot of towns are cutting back or cutting out the fireworks this year due to conditions, but Coeur d'Alene isn't one of them. Too much tourist dollars at stake.

  5. It won't be long, John R. Lott Jr. will come out with a book showing how crime and homicides have gone down in Chicago, with everyone armed. And he'll be right, too.

    "When guns are outlawed, only outlaws have guns."

  6. Gag:

    He does have a clue:

    The coming Obama majority SCOTUS.

  7. Terror — and Candor

    The administration’s denial of “radical Islam” is dangerous, dishonest, and demoralizing.

    There’s a final reason why the administration’s cowardice about identifying those trying to kill us cannot be allowed to pass. It is demoralizing. It trivializes the war between jihadi barbarism and Western decency, and diminishes the memory of those (including thousands of brave Muslims — Iraqi, Pakistani, Afghan, and Western) who have died fighting it.

    Churchill famously mobilized the English language and sent it into battle. But his greatness lay not just in eloquence but in his appeal to the moral core of a decent people to rise against an ideology the nature of which Churchill never hesitated to define and describe — and to pronounce (“Nahhhhzzzzi”) in an accent dripping with loathing and contempt.

    No one is asking Obama or Holder to match Churchill’s rhetoric — just Shahzad’s candor.

    (when Faisal Shahzad, the Times Square attacker, pleaded guilty, he explained :

    One has to understand where I’m coming from. . . . I consider myself a mujahid, a Muslim soldier.”)

  8. Ever hear of the saying?

    "If you have nothing nice to say, dont say anything?"

    I have nothing to say on the upcoming 4th of July.

    A time when most illiterate Americans will have cook outs and bbq's, watching crap on their flat screen tv's and celebrating that government check that just came...

    To the other Americans? I can't believe they are not scared shitless...

  9. Transcript of Obama’s Immigration Speech:

    Shared values that we all hold so dear:

    (Contempt for America, it's history, the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, devotion to Alinski, Marx...)

    "...being an American is not a matter of blood or birth.
    It’s a matter of faith.

    It’s a matter of fidelity to the shared values that we all hold so dear.

    That’s what makes us unique. That’s what makes us strong. Anybody can help us write the next great chapter in our history.


    10th Amendment Center----get a too burly unca Sam off our backs