Erick Erickson is the Editor-In-Chief of RedState and most recently contracted to be a contributor to Fox News. Mr. Erickson hasn’t made any big splashes in the media or in conservative circles, but as a daily recipient of his RedState Morning Briefing I have come to know him as a true conservative or at least what I believe is a conservative. There is no gnashing of teeth over Obama phones, but real insight into politics. You can and must sign up to receive the Morning Briefing at this link even before you read on.
True American Heroes
Many may remember Lara Logan’s ordeal during Egypt’s Arab Spring. She was reporting on the uprising (supported by the Obama Administration) when she was attacked and raped multiple times. I have to admit to knowing very little about her politics or her professional work. Ms. Logan recently did a piece for CBS and 60 Minutes of all news outlets on terrorism. Her findings shatter the Obama foreign policy of apology and appeasement [my words not hers]. The following are some quotes from a recent speech on terrorism followed by a video of the speech. It is worth watching and while scary it is refreshing to see a reporter speaking truth rather than talking points.
It may be too soon to tell, but the following video by Dr. Barbara Bellar gets her noted on this website as a True American Hero. The video is over eleven minutes, but you only have to listen to the first few minutes for her big moment. In one, albeit long, sentence she sums up the folly of Obamacare. She goes on to make a strong case against the government takeover of OUR healthcare, but those are deeper arguments that the masses won’t listen to or hear. Her sentence early in the video is perfect.
Obama’s Justice Department is hot on another “criminal” as they have gone after Sheriff Joe Arpaio from Maricopa County in Arizona. In an AP (Adulterated Press) story the federal government has “found that Arpaio’s office committed a wide range of civil rights violations against Latinos, including unjust immigration patrols and jail policies” and one official “called it the most egregious case he has seen or reviewed in professional literature.” Big Brother (Eric Holder) has given Arpaio until January 4, 2012 to decide if he wants to work out an agreement with Obama/Holder.
Nearly three years ago I identified Daniel Hannan as a True American Hero…he was the forth to achieve this designation. Mr. Hannan is a staunch defender of American ideals and often offers clear and concise arguements supporting capitalism and free markets and conservatism. This is more unique in that he hails from Great Britain.
This is an easy post for me as most of it will be using Daniel Hannan’s own words and a link to an article written by him that you will be inticed to read. The article is a message to “Occupy” folks and an attempt to point them in the right direction to vent their displeasure. Hannan offers ten points of which I’ll only provide a brief tease;
In the tradition of John Galt, Steve Wynn has been an outspoken business leader and a refreshing contrast to other business people who are snuggling in to the federal government to gain special favors (i.e. GE’s Immelt). I named Mr. Wynn a True American Hero nearly a year ago and have not been disappointed in his pro-capitalist stance. Steve Wynn unloaded on the boy-president during a recent company conference call. Here are some of his thoughts,
“what I consider to be a total lack of leadership from the President and nothing’s going to get fixed until the President himself steps up.”
I have read the works of many great economists and the better ones have the innate ability to frame complex economic theories into words and images that are easily understandable. On the other hand (a favorite economist phrase) perhaps all other economists make easy theories sound complicated. Either way a favorite of mine is Milton Friedman. Mr. Friedman has a quality that makes economics simple, practical, perhaps even fun. Yes I said fun.
I’ll let him speak for himself…and US!
Forget about the John McCains, the Mitt Romneys, the Newt Gingrichs, the Rudy Guilianis, the Mike Huckabees, and dare I say it…the Karl Roves. These politicians had their day, but now it is time to fade away. These folks have done their damage to the Republican Party and seem to enjoy the lame stream media limelight too much for my taste. I no longer want a party that goes along to get along. I want a party and leaders within that party who FIGHT for American values of small government.
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