Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tea Parties - It's Time to Know the Company You Keep

Could you or your local tea party be in coalition or affiliated with someone you may not support? Are you aware that groups have conducted surveys and studies of the tea party in order to better use these groups for their purposes, whether good or bad? The Left has often said the tea parties were astroturf and never real. Many of us remember well the earliest days of the movement, five years ago, and it was absolutely real and absolutely independent. But what has happened in the five years since?

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Thursday, April 3, 2014


The currently ongoing Constitutional Convention - Article V movements have been an area of concern lately, as associations with the radical Left have been brought to light. These associations were attempted to be explained away by the head of the Convention of States, Michael Farris, as just good politics. Those questioning him were labeled "conspiracy theorists." Despite the labels he threw out, many would continue to question his judgment on this and ask how he came to be chosen to head this movement in the first place. Do we also need to be concerned about extremists from places other than the radical Left as we consider this movement?

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Con-Con Controversy: Michael Farris Justifies Working With Radicals in Convention of States

As the controversy continues regarding a Con-Con or Article V Convention of States, Michael Farris, the head of the Convention of States effort with Mark Meckler, lashed out this past week at the conservative "conspiracy theorists" who were questioning him and the effort itself. His piece can be viewed here.

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Article V Con-Con Groups in a Coalition

Recently, we wrote about a popular Article V Con-Con movement, Compact For America, and the concerning leadership behind it. On that board of advisers was Harvard's Lawrence Lessig, former adviser to the Obama campaign. Lessig is on the board of multiple efforts for a Con-Con, including Compact For America, Call a Convention, ConventionUSA, Rootstrikers, etc. Another very popular movement being referred to by Glenn Beck, Mark Levin and others is the Convention of States, founded and promoted by Mark Meckler, formerly of the Tea Party Patriots. When they recommend joining this particular effort, are they aware it is part of a coalition with some questionable members?

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Big Concerns With the Compact For America’s ‘ConCon’

There is a lot of talk recently about a “ConCon” or Constitutional Convention as a possible solution for a Washington that has lost its way. Just this week, David Barton and Glenn Beck joined in a call for a Convention of States. Multiple organizations, as well as radio host Mark Levin, are promoting various versions. Nancy Pelosi is enthused about changing the Constitution in her own way, for their pet cause of “campaign finance reform.” Whether or not you may decide a ConCon is a direction to go, it is imperative to trust the leadership behind the organization promoting it. Major concern exists with one very visible effort, CompactForAmerica.org

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A Little Bit About Bitcoin: Is It Right for Your Business?

By now, most people have heard about a new currency called “bitcoins”, but bitcoins are still quite misunderstood and maligned. Browsing the Internet, you’ll find wildly diverse opinions on the virtual currency and its future. Despite this, many merchants are beginning to accept bitcoins for payment. Our interest was piqued recently when Overstock.com‘s CEO, Patrick Byrne, announced that Overstock would be accepting bitcoins as a legitimate form of payment. At the same time, he had plenty to say about Paul Krugman’s attack on Bitcoin, Krugman calling it “evil”. Their very different takes on Bitcoin seem to reflect the current diversity of opinions on Bitcoin in general.

So, what exactly are bitcoins? From Wikipedia:
Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer payment system and digital currency introduced as open source software in 2009 by pseudonymous developer Satoshi Nakamoto. It is a cryptocurrency, so-called because it uses cryptography to control the creation and transfer of money. Users send payments by broadcasting digitally signed messages to the network. Participants known as miners verify and timestamp transactions into a shared public record called the block chain, for which they are rewarded with transaction fees and newly minted bitcoins. Conventionally “Bitcoin” capitalized refers to the technology and network whereas “bitcoins” lowercase refers to the currency itself. Bitcoins can be obtained by mining or in exchange for products, services, or other currencies.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Limbaugh, Krauthammer and Spiritual Discernment

On today’s show, Rush Limbaugh was discussing his surprise at the recent comment by Charles Krauthammer. Krauthammer said the following:
I remember before the president-elect arrived saying, “You know, I haven’t been able to figure this guy out. Is he a centrist who will occasionally throw a bone to the left or is he a lefty who will occasionally throw a bone to the right?” Nobody had any idea.
Rush made it clear that he is not trying to feud with Krauthammer, yet is still perplexed at how someone with his background would have not seen through Obama during his candidacy. Mulling that over, it occurred to me that it might be a matter of differences in discernment.

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