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Civics Exam: For Fun and Folly

Posted by courage On December - 27 - 2010

I found this  exam created by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute for their American Civic Literacy program.  The exam itself is interesting and makes you think, perahsp about topics you haven’t thought about in a long time.  Take your time with the exam, some of the wording is a bit awkward and requires concentration.  While I am absolutely against cheating of any kind I believe it only fair to warn you the in answering question 30 it would benefit you to think Keynesian economics.. if that has you confused think liberal economic theory.

I scored a 90.91 missing 3, which if I had taken my time I may have answered correctly.. but who knows maybe not and yep #30 was one of my wrong answers.  ENJOY!

Civic Exam

Oh and BTW, the site also offers a comparison of us common folks and the people we have elected.. guess who scores better?  Yes, of course we did but after watching Congress lately this should surprise no one.

Also.. I vaguely remember civics being one of the school programs the Obama administration was thinking about dropping, even though schools who used the civics curriculum showed substantial improvement in student scores. can anyone confirm this?

Brouhaha Over the Word Marriage: It’s Time for Commonsense.

Posted by courage On December - 12 - 2010

I possess very clear and concise feelings about “gay marriage,”  some of which may surprise readers.  Let me just say right out, I do NOT believe the definition of marriage needs to be expanded to include gays/lesbians.  Period.

Surprised?  Don’t be allow me to explain.

Traditionally marriage is viewed through the lens of religion, with most people understanding the phrase “sacrament of marriage” as possessing a religious overtone.  A majority of couples choosing marriage perform their vows in a church,  a smaller number opt for a civil ceremony at a local courthouse.

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Tea Party Nation is a Sham Patriot Organization

Posted by courage On December - 12 - 2010

I take issue with the Tea Party Nation, the self-imposed grand poobah
Judson Phillips seeks to dilute attention away from Patriots laser sharp
focus of fiscal responsibility to include social issues.
I would suggest that Tea Party Patriots have been so successful in
informing the populace of the shenanigans being perpetrate on the
American people because of its clear focus on fiscal responsibility and
its call for Constitutional adherence by elected officials. The wave
of support for the Tea Party Movement continues to grow, according to
Rasmussen in October 41% of polled eligible voters view the Tea Party
movement favorably with 47% stating the movement is good for the
country. For a movement whose birth was less than 2 years ago, these
numbers are astounding.

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Fraud in the Pigford Settlement .. Backdoor Reparations

Posted by courage On December - 7 - 2010

Many may not be aware of the Pigford settlement, the mainstream media has all but ignored what amounts to a flood gate of reparations soon to be paid out to “black farmers.”

Black farmers is in quotes above because the necessity of proof  of  USDA discrimination on the part of individuals in this settlement is laughable.  Fill out some minor paperwork claiming you were denied USDA loans because you are black and shazam.. you are entitled to $50,000 in reparations from the government.  No proof needed, other than your word since the USDA did not keep files of the loans applications which were turned down.

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Islamic Law Trumps US Law in Arrest Photo

Posted by courage On December - 6 - 2010

There are some who have no concept of how Islam is creeping Sharia compliance in to the societal fabric of the United States.  It comes in small steps, small decisions through courts or other administers of justice, yet the end result is the same.. adherence to Sharia.

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Losing Our Autonomy: The TSA

Posted by courage On November - 28 - 2010

What will it take for Americans to finally stand up in mass and say NO?  Continually our freedoms are being eroded through a government which stretches its web of control tighter, squeezing the blood of liberty from the veins of the populace.

The government believes us to be sheeple and perhaps we are; blinded by their claims of false security, at the expense of   our individual autonomy.  The abdication of autonomy comes in small incremental steps, with statements made by individuals who fail to connect the dots to the larger picture of freedom.  With the Patriot Act common declarations were, “ I have nothing to worry about, I’m not a terrorist” or “anything they want to do to make us safe, is okay with me.”

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Video of Rockefeller:

SEN. JAY ROCKEFELLER (D-WV): “There’s a little bug inside of me which wants to get the FCC to say to FOX and to MSNBC: ‘Out. Off. End. Goodbye.’ It would be a big favor to political discourse; our ability to do our work here in Congress, and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and more importantly, in their future.”

AS Rockefeller blabs about his “hunger for quality news,” I, desire for elected officials who understand and adhere to the Constitution. For someone in Rockefeller’s position as a long standing Senator, to easily wave aside the First Amendment and opt for what… some state sponsored media to filter the ideas and viewpoints presented to the American people would pave the road to tyranny.

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Rise Up!

Posted by courage On August - 13 - 2010

From Diamond Tiger over at Logistic Monster.

Are you aren’t reading this freedom fighter, you should be !

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