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An American Timeline ( By: The Elephant's Child | Filed under: Capitalism, Freedom, History, Taxes, The Constitution, The United States | Tags: , , )

1765: The British Parliament passed the Stamp Act, a tax on American colonists. 1767: Parliament wanted more money from the pesky colonists, and passed the Townshend Acts, This one included everything from china to tea, and you know where that led. 1770: The Boston Massacre. Crispus Atticus, a stevedore of African and Native American lineage, […]

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Today’s Identity Politics: It’s All About Women ( By: The Elephant's Child | Filed under: Bureaucracy, Politics | Tags: , , )

Democrat women are getting all upset over the political demise of Elizabeth Warren, not because she is notably unqualified to be president, but because she is a woman, and thus obviously it’s a sexist thing and a woman cannot be elected as a president of the United States. There were all these other women in […]

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President’s Day is Tomorrow, Monday the 17th of February ( By: The Elephant's Child | Filed under: Freedom, History, The United States | Tags: , , , , )

This year President’s Day is on Monday, the 17th. It was designed to honor George Washington’s birthday which is actually on the 22nd, but then they decided to add in the rest of the presidents so no one would be excluded, and to stop any vast array of birthdays of presidents around the calendar. Trump […]

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A Little History for Mr. Kaepernick and Nike ( By: The Elephant's Child | Filed under: Cool Site of the Day, History, Humor, Law, Military, The United States | Tags: , , )

Perhaps you have seen this picture from Barack Obama’s Inauguration which has been widely circulated in response the the Nike shoe flap. You will notice the Betsy Ross flags at each end of the display. And the other flags depicting a time when we had fewer than 50 states. Hawaii and Alaska became the 49th […]

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Politics and Human Nature Are Often at Cross Purposes ( By: The Elephant's Child | Filed under: Bureaucracy, Capitalism, Conservatism, Democrat Corruption, Domestic Policy, Economics, Education, Election 2020, Free Speech, Freedom, Health Care, History, Law, Media Bias, Politics, Regulation, Taxes, The United States, Unemployment | Tags: , , )

Think back to the birth of our nation, the 1770s, revolutionary times. News traveled on horseback, and was disseminated in the larger cities by town criers, or fliers from the printing press – if there was one. For seaside towns, maybe by boat (sailing ship). Motorized anything was far in the future. People probably didn’t […]

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Another Day, Another Dumb Bunch of Mistakes ( By: The Elephant's Child | Filed under: Bureaucracy, Domestic Policy, Education, Immigration, Mexico, Regulation, The United States | Tags: , , )

While I wasn’t paying attention, it seems that the world in general has gone certifiably nuts, or perhaps it has just caught the “snowflake” germ that has been floating around the universities. Everyone has become super-sensitive, and every and any little thing has become racist, or offensive in some way. The University of California at […]

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The 2020 Electoral Campaign Has Already Started! Way too Early. ( By: The Elephant's Child | Filed under: Bureaucracy, Capitalism, Democrat Corruption, Domestic Policy, Economics, Economy, Energy, Free Markets, Free Speech, Freedom, Immigration, Media Bias, National Security, Politics, Socialism, Taxes, Terrorism, The Constitution, The United States | Tags: , , )

(h/t imgflip.com) Now that Michael Avenatti has dropped out of the race for the 2020 presidential nomination, due to people learning a little more about him, all sorts of other Democrats have started their campaigns. It’s more than a little early, but the determination to take on the despised Donald Trump rages. There seems to […]

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A Fond Farewell ( By: The Elephant's Child | Filed under: Bureaucracy, Capitalism, Domestic Policy, Economics, Foreign Policy, Freedom, Heartwarming, Law, National Security, Politics, The United States, World War II | Tags: , , )

The coverage of the memorials and funeral for a former President of the United States has been a time of looking back, trying to understand the history, celebrate the long life of what almost everyone agrees was a very good man. There are, of course, many Democrats who can’t manage to be polite or decent, […]

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The Founding Fathers Explain Conservatism ( By: The Elephant's Child | Filed under: Capitalism, Conservatism, Economy, Free Speech, Freedom, History, Law, Politics, Regulation, Taxes, The Constitution, The United States | Tags: , , )

First published in January of 2008.  Seems like we need reminding now and then . The brilliant Mark Levin laid out the bedrock principles of conservatism using the founders’ own words. It is no coincidence that they are the exact same principles our nation was built upon. These are the exact same principles that made America great, they […]

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Just What Does Being “Presidential” Mean? ( By: The Elephant's Child | Filed under: Bureaucracy, Capitalism, Democrat Corruption, Domestic Policy, Economics, Economy, Energy, Environment, Free Markets, Freedom, Immigration, Intelligence, Law, Military, National Security, Politics, Regulation, Taxes, The United States | Tags: , , )

I have always suspected that Leftist ideology would prefer that we were more like Europe. Not sure what that means—Kings and Queens instead of boring old presidents? More castles for the exceedingly rich so they don’t have to build their own? Surely it’s not more wars. I also suspect that it’s partly because they are […]

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The Founding Fathers Explain Conservatism ( By: The Elephant's Child | Filed under: Capitalism, Domestic Policy, Economics, Free Markets, Free Speech, Freedom, History, Law, Regulation, The United States | Tags: , , )

From the archives 2008 The brilliant Mark Levin lays out the bedrock principles of conservatism using the founders’ own words. It is no coincidence that they are the exact same principles our nation was built upon. These are the exact same principles that made America great, they are the exact same principles that liberty depends upon, and they […]

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When it’s Over, It’s Really Over. ( By: The Elephant's Child | Filed under: Capitalism, Domestic Policy, Economics, Economy, Health Care, Immigration, Iran, Law, Middle East, Military, National Security, Politics, Regulation, Taxes, Unemployment | Tags: , , )

In the American political system, the President gets to hold office for either 4 years or 8, and when he or she is done, when a new president is elected, the previous president returns to civilian life. They are no longer a leader, no longer an official, just another past president, and once more a […]

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