A Political (but not apolitical) Thread

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In the hope of maintaining sanity...and keeping the other threads on-topic...here's a new thread where you can discuss politics all weekend long. Please use this post for that purpose.

Last evening, I found myself in the car. While I usually use car time as an escape...where I listen to music or sports radio...last night I found the radio tuned to The Mark Levin Show. Again, I don't usually listen to this program but I found myself interested in the discussion. Today, I went to the Mark Levin Show website (https://www.marklevinshow.com) and found the recorded podcast.

This recording begins with a discussion of the U.S. Constitution featuring current Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. From there, it segues to the observations of Alexis de Tocqueville and Levin's own statement that the U.S. has transitioned into a form of "post-Constitutional soft tyranny". All of this combines to explain the Trump candidacy and why it may succeed.

With the U.S. election just 11 days away, I thought that this audio was something that many folks here would find insightful and relevant. Please give it a listen and then, as mentioned above, let's try to keep the inevitable "political" comments confined to this thread for the weekend.

TF

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James CrightonJoseph Warren
Oct 29, 2016 - 2:43am

@Joe Warren - 10:48pm post

Joseph Warren - as I'm pretty sure you are aware, we are living through THE most unique period in history - nothing compares to it. Your election is the most important in the Worlds history. We are living through a time that will end the most nefarious control of humanity, by the most awful people imaginable - the Rothschilds, the Jesuits, the Rockefellers and a smattering of first order illuminati. Their reign is coming to an end - before our very eyes. Oh the joy - the liberation of humanity - FREEEEEEEEEEEEDOM - it has taken a man like Trump to "set the brushfires and fan the flames" - a hero, as are Assange and Manning and Kim Dotcom and Gowdy and Limbaugh and X22 and Anonymous and SGT Report and TheWealthWatchman and Nigel Farage and Jeff Berwick and Ken O'Keefe and Greg Hunter and Clif High and Andreas Antonopoulos and David Icke and Alex Jones and ......... the rest of their brave ilk - not forgetting Tim Berners-Lee who enabled it all by giving the world-wide-web to humanity free-of-charge-and-patent - - I salute you all.

jc - dancing on the banks with exhilaration

gazzmann
Oct 29, 2016 - 2:50am

Rachel Maddow Almost Cries

Over FBI Investigating Hillary Again - Live on MSNBC

Rachel Maddow Cries Over FBI Investigating Hillary Again - Live on MSNBC
gazzmann
Oct 29, 2016 - 3:04am

HILLARY WILL GO TO PRISON,

NOT THE OVAL OFFICE

HILLARY WILL GO TO PRISON, NOT THE OVAL OFFICE
gazzmann
Oct 29, 2016 - 3:14am

Trey Gowdy Delivers Monumental Speech

"The Law Is A Shield And A Sword"

Trey Gowdy Delivers Monumental Speech "The Law Is A Shield And A Sword"
AlienEyes
Oct 29, 2016 - 3:15am

"Stuff"

Markedtofuture : That has to be one of the best cartoons I have seen in my entire life ! It even has a RINO going down the drain.

.

The birthday dinner went well. I nearly came unglued when my sister-in-law's daughter-the-doctor brought out the cake. It had "Happy Birthday Mary and Francie" on it. Francie was my wife's name.

No mention of politics at all until the doctor-in-laws, doctor husband looked at me and said, "Looks like you were smarter than all of us about Hillary." (he's a closet conservative) All of the devout dems looked down at their food. Not getting the response he wanted (just a slight head nod), he said, "You think she'll pull time ?" I said, "I'm praying for her." He said, "WHAT?" I said, "to pull hard time." Not a sound....with the exception of him snickering.

gazzmann
Oct 29, 2016 - 3:27am

Jesse Lee Peterson

Black Activist Confronts Gloria Allred For Lying on Trump; Debates Pro-Hillary Reporters

Black Activist Confronts Gloria Allred For Lying on Trump; Debates Pro-Hillary Reporters

Black America's Exploitation | Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson and Stefan Molyneux

Black America's Exploitation | Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson and Stefan Molyneux
gazzmann
Oct 29, 2016 - 3:43am

Alien Eyes

That conversation sounds intensely bitter sweet. Glad you were on the sweet side of it.

Joseph Warren
Oct 29, 2016 - 6:08am

@ Turd re: Levine recording

Could you please tell us the day and the time into the show of the Levine audio ? I would like to share it, particularly with our kids & the kids in our extended family who are now attending college. Or as an alternative, maybe this could be made a public thread ? Thanks !

Joseph WarrenJames Crighton
Oct 29, 2016 - 7:35am

@ James Crighton - thank you for your comments my friend . . .

yes, this is an amazing time in history.

Most of the children in America are not taught what Western civilization is really all about. They know nothing of the ancient Greeks and their vision of democracy and advancement of reason in the affairs of men. They know nothing of the long struggle in England against the arbitrary power of kings over those they considered only their 'subjects'. The Glorious Revolution and English Bill of Rights would inspire the American founders a century later on a distant continent.

Perhaps we in the West will rediscover our rich inheritance. This isn't a matter of race or nationality - anyone can participate. Its a matter of ideas as to the true nature of all human beings. Of course, the essence of this was very well expressed by Thomas Jefferson -

" We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. "

James CrightonJoseph Warren
Oct 29, 2016 - 9:37am

Indeed JW - 07h35 post

and I would like to highlight your words: "This isn't a matter of race or nationality - anyone can participate. Its a matter of ideas as to the true nature of all human beings."

Beautifully encapsulated - I will remember it.

Thanks

jc

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