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Jul 29, 2016 - 9:45am

    Excerpt:   While professing deep respect for American democracy, Strauss believed that societies should be hierarchical – divided between an elite who should lead, and the masses who should follow. But unlike fellow elitists like Plato, he was less concerned with the moral character of these leaders. According to Shadia Drury, who teaches politics at the University of Calgary, Strauss believed that "those who are fit to rule are those who realize there is no morality and that there is only one natural right – the right of the superior to rule over the inferior."   Ok. Now guys WATCH that and READ the other.   And don't comment before. I'll know it ;-)   As I stated several times, I'm not a "liberal" or any other label you want to put on me. I see that some say "Trump!" and other say "Clint…

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Narcissist in Chief

12 years ago, Obama gave a speech at the 2004 DNC.  I was enthralled by it.  Since  my main sources of information were NPR, the local newspapers, television, and the internet, I picked up the fever of anticipation, and thought Obama would be a great President.  I believed him wh…

Jul 28, 2016 - 4:21pm
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The Second Amendment

In our modern Idiocracy, many people, as well as not a few citizens, have been indoctrinated to believe that the Bill of Rights states what citizens of the United States CAN do, when in reality, those first ten amendments are designed to state what the government CANNOT do. Those persons who met the…

Jul 29, 2016 - 9:10am
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The Smartest Presidential Pick is either Hillary C…

Should we assume that the top Universities are where to find the smartest, and most intelligent person to be president?   The impulse of gravitating towards what is assumed the highest educated for President may need to be looked at further as it relates to the requisite skill sets necessary…

Jul 29, 2016 - 10:48am
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Why is Russia interfering in the US Presidential E…

The only reason Russia is doing what it is doing in regards to our Presidential election is simply because for the last 20 years we have been interfering in Russia's Presidential and legislative elections.    WIth this in mind, if the release of the DNC documents really was intended to inf…

Jul 29, 2016 - 10:00pm
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Three Generations of Talent

If the world of country music had royalty, Hank Williams would certainly be among its kings. Although dying prematurely and tragically in 1953 at the age of 29 (instead of 27, which seems to be the age that many talented musicians accidentally or deliberately pull the plug on the amp of life a…

Jul 28, 2016 - 10:06pm
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A Message From the Hopi Elders   You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour.  Now you must go back and tell the people that this is The Hour. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. We are the ones we have been waiting for.   Here ar…

Jul 29, 2016 - 3:42am
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Random Thoughts on Election 2016

My reaction to HRC's acceptance speech: how can anyone vote for someone who speaks like Fred Schneider of the B-52s sings?   My reaction to Donald Trump's acceptance speech: "Mein Führer! I can walk!"  Dr. Strangelove (1963).    Political pundit Mona Charen (@monacharenEPPC)…

Jul 29, 2016 - 10:05am
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War is a Racket

United States Marines usually aren't known to be anti-capitalist pacifists. Quite the opposite. They always have had, and always will have a well-deserved reputation for being brave and ferocious fighters, whether on offense or defense. Marines have always been considered elite troops. General John …

Jul 27, 2016 - 9:11pm
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Three Cheers!

Yay!  We made history by electing a woman as thee presidential candidate in a premier political party.  .  Are you familiar with this company?  The founder of that company ( ), a female, also made American history.  She, the tech company's brainchild, was prope…

Jul 29, 2016 - 4:44pm
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The outcomes of the conventions/A canadian's persp…

Having watched both conventions with great interest I would conclude that Hillary Clinton made the best case for her qualifications to be the next president of the U.S.  She also, with support from her myriad of knowledgeable supporters, including a sitting president and an independent mayor, s…

Jul 29, 2016 - 3:33pm
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Chickens Have Come Home to Roost

What a different results for the second place candidates at the RNC and DNC.  Both have supporters that said they well never vote for the winning candidate because of the differences in ideology between them.  Bernie Sanders, a socialist that votes with Democrats and Elizabeth …

Jul 26, 2016 - 8:48pm
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Humor Tames the Jersey Devil?

On our way home from the beach, my husband and I took a shortcut to Pennsylvania through the New Jersey Pine Barrens. As we headed into the forest, a large, dark figure hovered above us. Finally, it set itself down on the road causing my husband to bring our car to a screeching halt. Miffed at the r…

Jul 28, 2016 - 9:07am
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The Holocaust?

Before commenting on the title and passages, please take time to view this conversation; an interview of Ernst Zundel from an Israeli Jew. Zundel is a German that challenges the concept of “the holocaust.”       What Have the Germans Done to the Jews? When asking this q…

Jul 28, 2016 - 6:29pm
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The Bane of Democracy

    This is difficult for me to write even this short essay. . . my cognitive dissonance in reviewing my own pathological altruism. I have been very sympathetic to Jews, blacks, women, to nearly the point of voluntary self-flagellation. Yet I hadn't realized (the painful part) that my belo…

Jul 27, 2016 - 3:04pm
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beds and dogs

I just came across this video about a guy who buys beds for dogs at shelters. It's really great and inspiring. With everybody hating each other lately, it is good to remember that 1.) animals are one of the best things about the world and 2.) as the guy says in the video, putting goodness …

Jul 28, 2016 - 9:43pm
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Keynes and Hitler...

Keynes was a brilliant economist, which in 1930th recommend to all Governments in the world how they could influence an economy. He offered to them put money in any directions, for example in infrastructure. It will give money to workers there and they will buy products from other companies. Step by…

Jul 29, 2016 - 5:41pm
A Valued Asset?

Much like Hitler and the NAZIs, Obama and the Clintons have created the ability to subvert the Constitution using its very words. This has been facilitated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution which requires the census to count all persons; thus, the Democratic Party’s interest in facil…

Jul 29, 2016 - 5:53pm
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When I saw the convoluted innuendo that Billy Roper was posting on WB, I thought that there was far too much research and copy/paste for one guy! An organization had to be behind this, So a little simple research revealed a Neo Nazi hate group.…

Jul 28, 2016 - 11:06am
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  • - Jul 29, 2016 - 9:22pm
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Battle Report

Battle Report by Ed Evans             Frank Houts, former Marine, stepped out of his car and pushed the door shut. The metallic click resounded from the surrounding wood line and across the open field.  There were no birds, no wind, only stillne…

Jul 27, 2016 - 2:54pm
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Why you shouldn’t blame the Jews.

Why you shouldn’t blame the Jews.      By Billy Roper        The Democratic National Convention has been a diversity-filled love-in by a coalition of those whom our Founding Fathers, in their infinite wisdom, specifically stated through omission sho…

Jul 26, 2016 - 1:32pm
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Follow Me

For the first time on writerbeat, I am following somebody.   How this came about it kind of odd. On Facebook I've gotten into a long back and forth with a guy I went to high school with about debt. First, he believes that the debt is the fault of the democrats exclusively. WHAT? Have you conven…

Jul 27, 2016 - 6:28pm
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Land of Confusion

We're in the midst of an identity crisis. And a debt crisis. And a income disparity crisis. And a violence crisis. And a terrorist something.   Are we a Christian nation? A melting pot? A strong nation? The greatest nation on the planet? Or are we a faithless hoard of consumers? A coalitio…

Jul 28, 2016 - 8:33pm
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  • - Jul 29, 2016 - 9:26pm
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