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September 18, 2009

Reading: Glenn Beck’s Common Sense

Filed under: Politics — Sofie @ 3:24 pm
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I suspect that Glenn Beck’s Common Sense:  The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government, Inspired by Thomas Paine (New York:  Mercury Radio Arts-Simon & Schuster, 2009) will, as he hopes, “galvanize [some] Americans to see past government’s easy solutions, two-part monopoly, and illogical methods and take back our great country” (back cover).

In “A Note from the Author,” Beck writes, “If you believe that it’s time to put principles above parties, character above campaign promises, and Common Sense [sic] above all–then I ask you to read this book . . .” (ix).  I do believe “that it’s time to put principles above parties [and] character above campaign promises,” but we need to put the Constitution–not “Common Sense”–above all.  Paine’s “powerful treatise” (back cover) of that name helped motivate the American Revolution and our divinely inspired founding documents, which should direct our political activism rather than a vague and unreliable human trait.

Beck and Simon & Schuster should have postponed publication long enough to include a much-needed index.


September 5, 2009

Summer Reading: Culture of Corruption

Filed under: Politics — Sofie @ 10:54 am
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Since reading Michelle Malkin’s Culture of Corruption:  Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies (Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, 2009), I’ve actually felt more hopeful about our current political situtation.  Clearly, Obama and his cohorts are greedy and power hungry.  I think that means they’ll make mistakes.  We just can’t depend on the state-run media to catch or report what they’re doing.

January 22, 2009

Video: “Coulter Interview: He Who is Offended First Wins”

Filed under: Politics — Sofie @ 3:29 pm
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Video:  “Coulter Interview: He Who is Offended First Wins

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