Showing posts from February, 2016

Just One More Reason to Dump Trump...

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth Getty Jake Tapper(CNN) - “Will you unequivocally condemn David Duke and say that you don't want his vote or that of other white supremacists in this election? Donald Trump, GOP presidential candidate) - “Well, just so you understand, I don't know anything about David Duke, OK? I don't know anything about what you're even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists. So, I don't know. I don't know, did he endorse me or what's going on, because, you know, I know nothing about David Duke. I know nothing about white supremacists. And so you're asking me a question that I'm supposed to be talking about people that I know nothing about. The question asked of Trump is pretty straight forward and difficult, if not impossible, to misunderstand. Trump's response is also very clear. From the clarity of Mr. Trumps response one can only deduce that candidate Trump fully understood the question T

American Nationalist Party... A Positive Political Ideology Or Not?

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth America is angry. Angry at politicians, government, business (particularly Wall Street), fearful of Islamic terrorism and illegal immigration, concerned about our ballooning national debt, as well as host of other concerns. America is ripe for a change. A departure from business as usual in Washington DC. Folks are hungry for a leader that will promise them a change and restore the United States to greatness, The rise of Donald Trump and his nationalist populism is driven by the concerns of Americans noted above. It also explains the existence of the American Nationalist Party ( click here to go to their website ). Our purpose for posting the following is not to be taken as support for Donald Trump or an endorsement of The American Nationalist Party as it is neither. Rather it is posted for informational and educational purposes. Nationalism in its extreme is a very dangerous condition as we have seen throughout history. The formation o

Watching The Trump Reality Show Unfold On The American Stage...

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth Why Evangelicals Are Born Again for Donald Trump Trump Eyes Nevada for Third Consecutive Victory GOP wakes up to Trump nightmare Personally, I think way too many Americans are addicted to reality shows. Oh and this teaser from The New Yorker . The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912. Nine days later, Thomas Hardy composed a poem about the disaster called “The Convergence of the Twain.” Many poets were mourning the dead; Hardy took a different approach. He asked readers to contemplate the accident’s prehistory: to imagine how, even as the great ship was being built, the iceberg—its “sinister mate”—had also been growing. “No mortal eye could see / The intimate welding of their later history,” Hardy wrote. But, even so, “They were bent / By paths coincident / On being anon twin halves of one august event.” The poem’s theory of history—as something that unfolds through fated convergences—is also a theory of leadership. For leadership to exi

A Puzzling Problem...

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth A federal judge sounded skeptical Monday about a request from voting and civil rights' groups to block a federal official's decision to embrace requirements in three states that new voters submit proof that they're U.S. citizens. Given the influx of illegal immigrants it is just a bit puzzling why the requirements to submit proof of US citizenship is a problem. It really shouldn't be that difficult to devise a system where US citizen of voting age secures a valid picture voter ID card when they become eligible to vote, Whether natural born or naturalized.. Something along the lines of the old system of registering for the draft perhaps. A one time requirement and you done.  Starting registration in 2018 would certainly give everyone already of voting age  enough time to get the documentation needed to secure a voter ID card. Full article HERE

Atheism Possibly Predates Christ By at Least 500 Years...

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth Stephen Fry putting things in rational perspective, certainly in my opinion anyway. Be sure to read the article on atheism for an interesting historical perspective. The Telegraph - To its adherents it is the ultimate modern belief system, the antidote to centuries of ignorance and superstition, while to its detractors it is the product of latter-day decadence and materialism. But a new Cambridge University study argues that atheism is in fact one of the world’s oldest religions – long predating Christianity and Islam. Far from being the result of scientific breakthroughs or modern mass education, the belief that there were no gods was relatively common in the ancient world, research by Prof Tim Whitmarsh, a leading Cambridge classicist, concludes. But the “ancient atheism” was effectively written out of history after Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire after the reign of Constantine in the early 4th Ce

Echoes of McCarthyism...

Ted Cruz: Friend to Fascists, Past and Present A greater threat to our republic and civil liberties than even Trump. Click on highlighted link above.

Make America "Great Again"... The Donald

Nuff Said ?

The Threat Of Religion Rising In Our Secular Constitutional Government...

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth In America, the nation whose constitution assures the right of every citizen to worship the God she or he pleases, we now have a candidate for president who is running to ... “show this country the face of the God that we serve.” < According to Sen. Ted Cruz’s wife Heidi . Rafael Cruz, the senator's father made a similar statement a month ago saying his son is running for president in order to “share the love of Jesus Christ” with “every person in America of every race, color and creed. These statements in and of themselves should cause considerable concern in anyone and everyone who values their religious freedom and the secular government our Founding Fathers left to us. However there is yet more. Rafael Cruz has also said that the "presence of the Holy Spirit" convinced his son to run for president. Essentially implying his son was chosen by God to run for president. I wonder if the Christian God i

Could It Happen Here?...

Looking at this from a realistic and rational perspective one would, I believe, have to acknowledge it very well could. It is questionable whether the 2'nd amendment to our constitution will continue to be interpreted as giving ALL law abiding citizens the right to keep and bear arms or whether it will change via progressive thought that the amendment means only a well regulated militia , which of course includes law enforcement officials. It is reasonable to consider that should our legislative, judicial, and executive branches someday all be controlled by a progressive majority who believes, for whatever reason, that firearm confiscation is in the nation's best interest you can almost bet it will happen.

Ron Paul Gives Bernie Sanders a Boost... Sort Of

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth “On occasion, Bernie comes up with libertarian views when he talks about taking away the cronyism on Wall Street, so in essence he’s right, and occasionally he voted against war,”... "It's hard to find anybody -- since Rand is out of it -- anybody that would take a libertarian position, hardcore libertarian position on privacy, on the war issue and on economic policy,"... “So I always say: You can search for a long time, but you’re not gonna find anybody in the Republican or Democratic primary that even comes slightly close to ever being able to claim themselves a libertarian,” So, the way I read this is, if you aren't voting Gary Johnson you should be voting Bernie Sanders . It just makes sense... Full article BELOW THE FOLD . Via: Memeorandum

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Politics, National and World Issues, and Sports...

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth Was there ever a time when American electoral politics trafficked more in substance than is fluff and hyperbole? I seem to vaguely recall a time when substance, and maybe even a bit of integrity played a larger part than paranoia and fear. Maybe it's just me and I have a foggy memory. There was after all the infamous Red Scare of the "1950's. Come to think of it the nation has remained fixated on the socialist and or communist threats almost perpetually since the end of WW II. Marx sure created a helluva stir with his vision of a socially equitable economic system back in the mid eighteen hundreds. Too bad he strayed into the weeds of utopia. Since we've not become communist since Barrack Obama has been in office for 7 years we'll just have to keep up the fight against just in case. Although we have engaged in forms of socialism going back to FDR and forward. Now there is the immigrant issue. You know, the one that

What Trump's 2'nd Place Finish in Iowa Means...

Rational Nation U S A Purveyor of Truth Nate Silver provides some interesting insight into what Trump's failing to win the Iowa Caucuses reveals. The analysis, if correct, is heartening for those inclined to a saner world view than the one possessed by The Donald. It’s not uncommon for the polls to be off in Iowa and other early-voting states, but the manner in which Trump underachieved is revealing. It turns out that few late-deciding voters went for him. According to entrance polls in Iowa, Trump won 39 percent of the vote among Iowans who decided on their candidate more than a month ago. But he took just 13 percent of voters who had decided in the last few days, with Rubio instead winning the plurality of those voters. WHEN DECISION TO SUPPORT WAS MADE TRUMP CRUZ RUBIO Just today 15% 22% 28% In the last few days 13 27 31 Sometime last week 13 36 27 In the last month