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The blunt truth about greed and freedom that was delivered over 30 years ago

January 15, 2014 Leave a comment

This is really poignant interview that occurred decades ago but today we seem to be losing the wisdom here of Milton Friedman or of the founding fathers for that matter… Originally posted on TheBlaze.com on Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at 1:19 PM CST

On radio this morning, Glenn played a portion of a 1979 interview between Phil Donahue and Milton Friedman, in which Friedman offered a very well-articulated argument in favor of minimizing the role of government in a free market system as a means of creating political and social freedom. It is Friedman’s eloquent delivery of what could be considered a complex theme that Glenn was most concerned with.

“[We have to be] more than alert and knowledgeable,” Glenn said. “We have to be able to explain to our fellow citizens what raises our eyebrows, what makes us even more alert, and what we have found in our knowledge… Milton Friedman did a great segment on the Donohue show years ago on greed. Listen to what he said.”

Watch Friedman and Donahue debate the power of greed:

“That is a beat-down of everything that’s being said right now,” Glenn said. “[But] nobody is articulating it that way. He asks the question: Where in the world does greed not rule?”

What makes Friedman’s delivery so unique is his ability to discuss harsh realities, while holding fast to his principles. Considering the lack of honesty in our world today, Glenn questioned why Friedman is often characterized as a villain.

“Nobody is talking about real world stuff. Nobody is saying the truths that need to be spoken. He spoke truth,” Glenn concluded. “It was clear. It wasn’t about politics. It was about basic principles. Milton Friedman should be the most popular guy on every campus because this guy is talking truth…”

…Click Here to see full article plus one additional video at TheBlaze.com… 

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This Atheist Professor Gets Taught A Real Lesson

September 30, 2013 2 comments

from Jesus-Loves-you.org

Since the time of Epicurus in ancient Greece, human philosophers have tried to fathom how evil and the all-powerful, all-good God can coexist. In the video below, an atheist teacher tries to persuade his class that God cannot possibly be exist if evil exists, since God created everything. The silent class’ attention is drawn to a young boy who stands up for his faith. His respectful and thorough dismissal of the “problem of evil” leaves his classmates stunned, and the professor silent. Wait ’til you see just who this young boy is!

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All five living presidents share stage to honor President Bush, dedicate his library

April 26, 2013 Leave a comment
 All five living presidents share stage to honor President Bush, dedicate his library

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Two of My Greatest Heroes in Conservatism

April 8, 2013 Leave a comment

Margaret Thatcher Passed away today.

I will miss her. She reached 87 years old. Soviets called her the “Iron Lady”. Here, above she is pictured with Ronald Reagan, These are two of my greatest heroes in Conservative politics. No one stood up to the left as well as these two did. I hope we can find leaders who will do this again.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/04/08/britain-margaret-thatcher-at-age-87-dies-after-suffering-stroke/

Margaret Thatcher Quotes:

[One of my favorites:] “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” ― Margaret Thatcher

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Why Dr. Carson Moved So Many

February 14, 2013 Leave a comment

Rush Limbaugh Show, February 12, 2013

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RUSH:  Let’s grab Honey in Glendale, Arizona.  Hi.  Great to have you on the EIB Network.  Hello.

CALLER:  Hello, Rush.  Dittos from a retired Navy nurse.

RUSH:  Well, thank you very much.  Great to have you here.

CALLER:  This is such an honor. I just wanted to comment, earlier you said that Dr. Carson, something about him quitting his practice and going to reach out to the low-information voters, or low-information people.  I think he’s been listening to you because that’s exactly what you think that we need to do.  Get a hold of them, educate them, and then they will come up to understand what’s really going on.

RUSH:  Well, that’s very nice of you to say about me.  I frankly think Dr. Carson is probably too busy to listen to me or anybody else in the media.  After all, he’s a neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins.  But nevertheless, he’s not specifically saying he’s going to, but he’s not ruling out speculation he could run for office.

CALLER:  Well, that’s the first thing I thought of, he needs to run for president.  I was so moved by his speech. I had my husband, my ninth grade daughter, my seventh grade son, sit down and listen to that speech because I was so moved by it.

RUSH:  What was it that moved you?  No wrong answer.  Just curious.  What was it that moved you?

CALLER:  It was that he was standing up and speaking the truth and not afraid to do it when Obama was sitting right there, and this is really getting down to the heart of how our country needs to change.  And we start by education.  And I think that was his biggest thing.  And I think we can start like right now, like my kids go to a school that is a charter school.  Most of their teachers graduated from Hillsdale College.  They teach by the Socratic method, they teach critical thinking, and there is no pop culture allowed in the school, and they just teach from the soul of America.  And I agree with you.  I’m optimistic about the future because my kids are learning what they need to learn to be just like Dr. Carson.

RUSH:  A lot of people are.

CALLER:  I’m all for it.

RUSH:  I think a lot more people are being educated the way you describe than is known.  Dr. Carson, with Obama sitting there, said, “Someone has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies.”  And by bullies he of course meant Obama and everybody else in the Democrat Party who are systematically destroying and tearing this country apart.  But it was so rational, it was so simple.  That’s why it was so powerful.  It wasn’t complicated with hand-wringing and reaching out and marketing and stuff.

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RUSH: Dr. Benjamin Carson was on with Neil Cavuto yesterday night on the Fox News Channel. Cavuto said, “Many of your critics on the liberal side said you were trying to showboat for an occasion. There were a number of Democratic legislators who said as much. But you argue not so.”

CARSON: No. What we need to do is we need to be able to discuss intelligent ways of solving the multitudinous problems that threaten to destroy our nation. And there are a group of people who would like to silence everybody and have everybody go along to get along, but that’s not going to be very helpful for us in the long run in terms of solving our problems. And somebody has to be courageous enough to actually stand up to the bullies.

RUSH: And why not him, he’s saying. If not me, who? “[S]omebody has to be courageous enough to actually stand up to the bullies.” You notice that all these people say, “It was very inappropriate! You shouldn’t say that at the prayer breakfast with the president.” Why not? That’s the time to say it. If you happen to believe like I do and obviously Dr. Carson does that our country’s being destroyed right before our eyes, and you have a chance to talk to millions of people with the guy who’s doing the destroying right next to you, why not do it? This used to be called “speaking truth to power.” This used to be called courage. This used to be called speaking the truth!

What are we supposed to do now, shrink up and shrivel away and not say a word because the Dear Leader is nearby? That’s exactly what people on the left think we’re supposed to do. “It’s insolence to disagree! It’s insolence to speak up with him sitting there. Who are you? How dare you!” The real question is: Who is he? Here we have a neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins, a man who’s made medicine his life, and somehow he’s not permitted to talk about health care, but a man who’s done nothing but rabble-rouse on the street corners of Chicago is qualified and is permitted? A neurosurgeon we tell, “Sorry, sir, you can’t talk about health care. It’s disrespectful to Barack Obama!”

Barack Obama, who wouldn’t know a Band-Aid from a rubber band, is somehow the expert in health care, and only Obama can fix it, and only Obama can do something about it — and anybody else who speaks up is being disagreeable and inappropriate? Whatever happened to United States freedom of speech and so forth and so on? This is nothing more than statist intimidation what they’re trying here on Dr. Carson. I mean, he’s just a neurosurgeon! He’s just one of the most acclaimed neurosurgeons in the country. What does he know?

What gives him the right to talk about health care? “Why should we listen to him when we have Barack Obama?” who doesn’t know anything about it. So Dr. Carson finds himself in the same place that the man destroying the country is, and he’s not supposed to speak up about it? Cavuto said, “You’re an accomplished, well-respected, internationally renowned doctor. You head one of the most prestigious departments in all of medicine at one of the most prestigious schools in all of medicine. Why did you take it upon yourself to go beyond just medical policy and talk about tax policy? What were you getting at, doc?”

CARSON: Five physicians signed the Declaration of Independence and were involved in the framing of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and several other things. There’s absolutely no reason at all that physicians, scientists shouldn’t be involved in things that affect all of us. We’re people who’ve learned how to make decisions based on facts, empirical data rather than on ideology. And one of the geniuses, one of the real things that made us a great nation, is that we brought people from all backgrounds into the legislative process so that all of us would be able to place our interests there, and we’ve gone significantly away from that.

RUSH: Now, Cavuto is playing devil’s advocate. But he said (paraphrased), “Okay, look, you’re a doctor. What the hell you doing talk about tax policy?” Why not? He’s a citizen. This is like I’ve been told all my life: “You didn’t serve in Vietnam. You don’t get to talk about the defense budget.” I’ve been told this all my life, and all it is is the left attempting to silence opposition, to intimidate people into shutting up. Because the left cannot handle opposition. Particularly on ideas. They know they lose. They’re gonna find it very difficult to demonize Ben Carson, but they will try. You watch. He’s now in the crosshairs.

The Obama campaign team is gonna get into gear if this guy keeps talking, and they’re gonna try to find ways to smear him and ruin his life and do to him what they did to Romney. That’s all they can do. They can’t beat him in the arena of ideas. (summarized) “Look, five physicians signed a Declaration of Independence.” There were 56 people who signed the Declaration. Five of them were doctors. What did they know about independence, Neil?” But even the nature of the question is troubling. You’re a doctor. What are you speaking out to tax policy for? Well, you know, I’m just a guy on the radio. I talk about everything. So? Am I only allowed to talk about radio things here? That is the implication of the question. So next, Cavuto said, “I want to focus on the reaction from the president as you were making your remarks. Did you know or did you suspect what you were saying was going to gibe him a little bit?”

CARSON: There’s no question that, uh, he has advocated basically a policy of tax the rich, and I have advocated a policy that comes from the Bible, which is a very fair policy of proportional taxation. If it was good enough for God, why wouldn’t it be good enough for us? The minute you deviate away from that, you begin to get into all kinds of biases, and one could legitimately make the argument that the rich pay too many taxes. The top 1% pays 37% of the taxes. The top 5%, 59% of the taxes. But they don’t make that much of an income. One could make that argument. It depends on your philosophical disposition, which argument you’re gonna make. But you take those arguments away as soon as you go to a proportional tax. I believe that’s the reason God did it.

RUSH:  Whoa.  Whoa.  That’s the reason God did it.  No, no, no.  What do you mean?  Obama didn’t do that.  What do you mean, that’s the way God did it?  And the left and their appointed talkmeisters, the Beckels and the Scarboroughs, “Who the hell does this guy think he is?” Chris Matthews, “Who the hell does this guy think he is?”  I guess these guys would all bow down in total acquiescence to Obama, the king, on his way to dictatorship.  And that’s okay, that’s fine, there’s no problem with that?  King gets to set tax policy.  King gets to write whatever we’re gonna do on guns.  King gets to say when we dealt with the debt.  The king gets to say, “We don’t have a spending problem; we got a pay-for-it problem.”  The king gets to say, “We don’t have a spending problem; we got a budget deficit problem.”  The king gets to say, “Don’t ask me any more about Benghazi.  I’ve answered everything.  There isn’t anything else.  It was the guy with the video.”  And we go, “Okay, whatever king says is it.”  Carson goes on to say that he’s gonna retire from surgery later this year and then try to combat the problem of low-information voters.

CARSON:  I’m actually gonna retire in June from surgery.  I will still teach, I will still be involved, but I gonna retire from surgery.  So it does open up a lot of possibilities for me.  I’m very focused on education and getting the populace back towhere it used to be back in 1831 when Alexis de Tocqueville came here and was so impressed, because an uneducated populace will fall for anything, and if you go and you talk to most people, they mean well, but they don’t have much of a breadth of education, of knowledge, of understanding what the real issues are, and therefore they listen to pundits on television who tell them what they’re supposed to think and they keep repeating that and pretty soon they say, “Oh, well, that must be true.”

RUSH:  That’s the definition of the low-information voter.  That’s Dr. Benjamin Carson from the Johns Hopkins hospital, director pediatric neurosurgery, which means he saves the children.

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RUSH:  Here’s another thing about Dr. Carson that we were talking about yesterday.  There are doers and people who don’t do.  They just sit outside the arena and offer expertise, commentary, criticism, but they don’t do diddly-squat.  He’s a doer.  He is in the arena doing.  He is practicing health care.  And because he is intimately involved in it, he knows better than most what to do to repair it because he knows what’s wrong with it, and he knows full well that Obama has no clue what he’s talking about because Obama’s not even talking about health care.  Obama is simply expanding an ideology.  Obama is simply coming up with a way to build and grow government, and using health care as his way.

And of course journalists who also don’t know anything, don’t know how to deal with Benjamin Carson.  He doesn’t fit the template.  He doesn’t compute.  They don’t know what to do with a guy like this.  So they’re gonna have to figure out a way to cancel him out.  He’s certainly not on their side.  But I think he’s obviously prepared and equipped to deal whatever comes his way.

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RUSH:  So Bob Beckel on The Five yesterday talking about Dr. Benjamin Carson, who operates on the brains of babies, Dr. Benjamin Carson, who actually saves the lives of little babies, Bob Beckel said (paraphrasing), “He just wants his 15 minutes of fame, make a million dollars when he leaves surgery.”  Beckel said that Ben Carson offers nothing but extreme right-wing talking points.

Ben Carson is a self-made man from Detroit.  The media didn’t make him; they can’t destroy him.  He’s got an amazing story, from Detroit, where he came from.

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[Read the original article at RushLimbaugh.com]

SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER!! —“I don’t know where we left our brains…?!”

February 12, 2013 Leave a comment

My friends, this is really important!! Maybe you have already heard about Dr. Ben Carlson and his amazing and courageous speech in front of President Obama at the Prayer Breakfast last Friday. This event has made many headlines. But whether you have or have not heard about this, it still bears repeating many times.

As you may know, according to my political views—well you know my political views if you have perused this blog at all—I am very partisan; I definitely feel that those that are currently in power in our nation, and their ilk, and there ideas are currently the reasons for the bulk of the problems with our nation today. But, stay with me now, Dr. Carson, WITHOUT BEING particularly PARTISAN has really spoken TRUTH at this Prayer Breakfast please see these videos below.

I know this one above is almost a half an hour. If you are pressed for time at this moment start at 17:50, but be sure to come back later. Near the beginning Dr. Carson talks very succinctly about the problems with Political Correctness. So you will have missed that if you are in a hurry and take my advice. But I really feel that the essence of his message starts at 17:50. Also just like Eric Metaxas did last year Dr. Carson appropriately mixes humor throughout his speech. (see my post about Eric Metaxas by clicking here)

This man, Dr Ben Carson has an amazing story. Cuba Gooding Jr. played Dr. Ben Carson in a movie detailing his remarkable life story, click here for that movie. Below is a picture of him receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush in 2008. This is the highest civilian award in the United States. 

Below is another must see video 🙂 which is an interview where he talks about why he felt led to give that speech at the Prayer Breakfast. My hope is that you will watch this video as well as the one above in its entirety. Also my hope is that you will feel compelled to share this post with others.

Let’s get our brains back on people…

Dr. Carson’s book AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL: http://www.amazon.com/America-Beautiful-Rediscovering-Nation-Great/dp/0310330912/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360280297&sr=8-1&keywords=america+the+beautiful

STORY OF HIS LIFE, GIFTED HANDS:Story of his life:http://www.amazon.com/Gifted-Hands-20th-Anniversary-Edition/dp/0310332907/ref=sr_1_sc_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1360281124&sr=8-2-spell&keywords=giftted+hands

MOVIE OF HIS LIFE: http://www.amazon.com/Gifted-Hands-Cuba-Gooding-Jr/dp/B002D755AI/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360281124&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=giftted+hands

Trailer for the Story of Dr. Ben Carson’s life:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CARsXc5XFmk

Carson Scholarship Fund: http://carsonscholars.org/

The Divine Origins of the American Republic

February 11, 2013 Leave a comment

Written on January 31, 2013 by Dr. Marshall Foster

What gave the early immigrants to the American wilderness the courage, independent spirit, and audacious will to defy the hierarchical structures of the tyrannical nations of Europe and write their own documents of liberty?

How did these English yeomen accomplish what had never been done in 6,000 years of human history? Understanding the answers to these questions is crucial to the preservation of our liberty in the coming years. The reason that they were able to create self-governing, successful governments is that they were dedicated students of the “divine constitution” given to Moses. Their own written words and actions reveal that they were following a specific model. They knew that the God-ordained blueprint for true liberty had been given to the Ancient Hebrews on Mt. Sinai and codified in the Torah (the first five books of the Bible.)

Contrary to popular belief, the root of America’s governmental genius did not begin in the minds of the Founding Fathers. The Founding Fathers built on a continuum of divine truth that was tried and tested in towns and colonies for 150 years before the constitutional period.

Samuel Langdon was prominent in securing the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. Speaking before final ratification in 1788, he said, “The Israelites may be considered as a pattern to the world for all ages and from them we may learn what will exalt our character, and what will depress and bring us to ruin as a nation.”

John Adams, America’s second president and foremost legal scholar knew that the biblical precepts of the Hebrews were the nest in all of human history. Responding to an author who had praised the Greeks, Adams says, “As much as I love, esteem, and admire the Greeks, I believe the Hebrews have done more to enlighten and civilize the world. Moses did more than all their [Greek] legislators and philosophers.”

What was so uniquely different about the society and government laid down at Mt. Sinai? Legal Professor John Eidsmoe says, “In chapter 18 [of Exodus] Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, the Midianite, proposed that Moses decentralize the judicial system by selecting various tiers of judges, laying the groundwork for the Hebrew Republic.”

The people gave voluntary consent in choosing God as their King and choosing Moses as their commander and chief executive. God directed Moses to establish a senate or council of elders as well as a popular assembly similar to America’s House of Representatives. This assembly was called the congregation, all the assembly, and other titles.

The Israelites voluntarily chose to be subject to God’s precepts and loving ways. They elected their judges, and followed this same pattern of decentralized representative government, concentrating all civil government at the local level. In Israel all people were equal before the law. There was no caste system, no special privileged class, and no tyrant claiming to be God as was the practice of the ancient Pharaohs of Egypt. The national government, as long as the Hebrews followed God’s ways, was limited and reserved for specific national priorities such as national defense. All other powers and decisions were reserved for the local tribes as they held themselves and their leaders accountable to the just and merciful laws of God.

Rev. E. C. Wines, a renowned authority on the Hebrew Scriptures, explains how America had emulated Moses’ divine national plan. He says,“The Hebrew Constitution, in its substance and its form, in its letter and its spirit, was eminently Republican [a republic]. The power of the people was great and controlling….Whoever attentively considers the…Hebrew and American constitutions cannot but be impressed with the resemblance between them. Their fundamental principles are identical; and many of the details of organization are the same or similar.”

This is the primary reason why America became the freest and most prosperous nation in history. Our forebears tapped into the eternal plan of God for men and nations. They understood that the laws of the universe are unchanging and that God knows best how His world works. Our loving God has not left us in the dark as to the only way of freedom. These colonial settlers also had a great advantage when it came to implementing God’s ways. They were, for the most part, devout believers in Jesus Christ, the God of heaven made flesh, for whom Moses was but a prophet.

This faith made our early settlers “more than conquerors through Christ” and able to govern themselves with moral power and clarity. They also had the “mind of Christ” and the Geneva Bible in their own language to give them the insights needed to create a worldwide example for all nations to experience God’s blessings and liberty.

Can we not see the miraculous confluence of the revealed truths of civil order and the opening up of a new continent for discovery and settlement some four centuries ago? We are the heirs of this American miracle that has led to the political liberty of half of the world! We are more accountable than ever to reapply and obey God’s principles as individuals and as a nation. There is no other way of restoring our national liberty. This one of a kind matrix of liberty is sustained through the faithful, loving lives of Christian believers and guided by the eternal principles laid down 3,500 years ago by God at Mt. Sinai.

Langdon’s final words to the colonial legislators ring down to us as a divine warning. He declared, “If you neglect or renounce that religion taught and commanded in the Holy Scriptures, think no more of freedom, peace, and happiness; the judgments of heaven will pursue you.” Can we see what is at stake here? We are fighting not just for a flag or document but for the Glory of the Lord of Heaven and Earth. Judgment or blessing will pursue us depending on the path we choose.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     – Dr. Marshall Foster

[Read the original article at World History Institute.]

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