These interviews or even debates that happened between David Frost and Richard Nixon in 1977, are some of the best interviews and debates that I’ve ever seen. Because we got to see an insiders look into Richard Nixon as a man and a president.
Archive for August, 2013
Posted in Shields & Brooks, tagged Assad Regime, David Brooks, Mark Shields, Shields and Brooks, Syria, Syrian Chemical Weapons, Syrian Civil War, United States Military on August 31, 2013| Leave a Comment »
David Brooks just made the case for American involvement in Syria. By saying that there is certain international standards that countries have to live up to and not doing that. Consequences must come as a result like paying a price for bad behavior. Like attacking your own people and using weapons of mass destruction against your own people. That a country like the United States that is essentially the leader of the free world can’t put up with. Without responding to that bad behavior.
I hope that with the Redskins looking so good in the preseason both on offense and on defense. Going 4-0 and simply dominating teams in a lot of cases. That this isn’t some big setup for the Redskins to have a disappointing season that there is something that we are simply missing.
Big reason why I’m a JFK Liberal-Democrat and why a lot of so-called supporters of his today. Look very Socialist on comparison because Jack Kennedy understood the dangers of high taxes. To get high economic and job growth, one of the things you need. Were
Posted in Classical Liberalism, tagged American Liberal, Benjamin Franklin, Classical Liberalism, Classical Liberals, Founding Fathers, George Washington, James Madison, John Adams, Liberal Democracy, Liberal Democrats, Liberals, Thomas Jefferson on August 29, 2013| Leave a Comment »
Putting the slave issue aside just for a minute and trying to put aside the fact. That our founding fathers did own slaves and slavery would go on in America for roughly ninety years after the founding of the Federal Republic. Our founding fathers the first Liberal-Democrats in America wrote the perfect document and the foundation. For what American-Liberalism is built on what it truly means to be a Liberal-Democrat. Forget about classical versus modern Liberal, I’m just talking about Liberalism in its real sense. I mean just think about it and look at the United States Constitution and the bill of rights and the constitutional amendments. That all men are created equal with certain undeniable rights. The right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and even though they weren’t talking about Africans. And other people who became Americans the fact that they said all men. Meaning persons in America includes Africans, Latinos, Asians, Indians and other Americans and not just Europeans.
Just look at out constitutional amendments and bill of rights. The right to free speech, free press, freedom to practice or not to practice religion. The right to privacy, the right to own our own property, the right to self-defense. The checks and balances so no one in government has too much power and could use that power against individuals. The separation of powers from the Federal Government to the states and localities creating a true Federalist Republic. Rather than centralizing all power in one authority which is what we came from as a nation from the United Kingdom. With the commerce clause the right and responsibility to regulate the private sector that government has so we do not have too much power. Centralized with the private sector and big business and the wealthy. This is the foundation that Liberalism is built around. Rather than having some superstate there to take care of us and for the individuals the freedom. To not have to make major decisions for themselves because the Federal Government. Is going to take care of most of that for us.
Our founding fathers wanted a limited but effective government there to protect our individual liberty. So that all Americans can have it but not there to try to run our lives for us. And what I take from that is a government to see that all Americans. Have access to the tools that they need to live successfully and live in freedom. And for me that gets to education and job-training, yes a safety-net. With the welfare clause but not a welfare-state there to take care of everyone so we don’t have to make. Major decisions with our own lives but an insurance system that we can collect from when we need it. While we are preparing ourselves to be able to live in freedom. That the safety-net can help with. Which is really what classical-Liberalism real Liberalism is built around. And we have the founding fathers to thank for that.
If America is going to get involved in the Syrian civil war and Prime Minister David Cameron and his government in Britain. Wants the Americans to get involved, then the British need to step up and do their part and not expect the Americans to go it alone. And risk American blood in someone else’s civil war on its own.
This is what will bring Redskins back to downtown Washington. An olympic stadium in downtown Washington perhaps on the current site of RFK Memorial Stadium. That the Redskins would use as their new home.