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History of the Conservative Movement: Politics in America – William F. Buckley, Jr. Interview (2002) – Video



History of the Conservative Movement: Politics in America – William F. Buckley, Jr. Interview (2002)
Historian Gregory Schneider identifies several constants in American conservatism: respect for tradition, support of republicanism, “the rule of law and the …

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Mass protests against austerity in Greece as workers prepare for a general strike

Tens of thousands gathered in central Athens last Sunday to oppose the latest austerity cuts (Pic: Workers Solidarity) Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Syntagma Square outside Greeces parliament on Sunday. The government had hoped to spring a surprise on people as parliament sat in emergency session to vote on yet another austerity package.But a last minute call from the trade unions and the left got this magnificent response.

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Right-wing eat more meat than the left-wing

Right-wing people went for steak, and meat in general, more Left-wing people were more likely to have a salad or be vegetarian Right-wing could people see vegetarianism as a threat to traditional values

By Fiona Macrae

PUBLISHED: 20:43 EST, 19 March 2014 | UPDATED: 05:03 EST, 20 March 2014

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Your choice of a steak or a salad could give away your political views.

People on the right eat more meat than their left-wing friends and colleagues, a study found.

And its not just that they like meat more.

Conservative values might lead to someone eating more steak than someone more on the liberal side of things

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Race on to become Liberal candidate for Macleod byelection

The race to become the Liberal Party of Canadas candidate in the upcoming Macleod byelection is underway.

Okotoks resident Dustin Fuller is the first to announce his candidacy in the spring byelection for the Macleod constituency. No date has been set yet for the Liberal nomination meeting and a byelection must be called by May 17.

Fuller, who has lived in Okotoks since 1995, said he wants to ensure the voices of Macleod residents are heard in Ottawa.

He said he believes everyone deserves a fair chance to achieve their dreams and the Liberal Partys values align with his own beliefs.

I believe in individual freedoms and rights and people deserve to have those protected and ensured, always, said Fuller. I believe in equality of opportunity, where everybody should be able to pursue their dreams and have that done on a equal footing. Having an equal footing means that you have health care and you have post-secondary available to people and you have a healthy, functioning prosperous economy.

The Holy Trinity Academy graduates interest in politics started at an early age, something he said his grandfather encouraged. Fuller was student union president at the University of Lethbridge. He then went on to work for Elections Canada as a polling outreach worker and then went on to work political campaigns. He was campaign manager for former Lethbridge Liberal candidate Michael Cormican in 2011 and he was VP of fundraising for the Macleod Liberal EDA.

Fullers not daunted by the Liberal Partys previous record in the Macleod riding.

In fact, he believes the partys fortunes are turning in the traditional Conservative heartland of western Canada.

Fuller points to the recent byelection in Brandon-Souris in Manitoba, as evidence the party can, and is, making inroads. In the 2011 general election the Liberals received 1,898 votes in a fourth-place showing in Macleod and 1,882 votes in a fourth-place showing in Brandon-Souris. In the recent Manitoba byelection, the Liberal share of the vote jumped from 5.3 per cent in 2011 to 42.7 per cent, and the Conservative candidate narrowly won.

Fuller said the Party hasnt paid much attention to the Macleod riding in the past, and this is changing as Trudeau and other leading Liberal MPs are spending more time in Alberta.

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CPAC 2014: Despite Ben Carson's speech, gay marriage mostly took a back seat at CPAC

Gay marriage didnt get much attention from the stage at last weeks Conservative Political Action Conference, but many in the rank-and-file still fall on the side of defending traditional marriage and say its an issue on which Republicans should stand firm.

You cant legislate morals, said Robert Geyer, a 47-year-old CPAC attendee who works for an oil company in Baltimore. The system of marriage and our society works. But if youre going to make homosexuality a privileged class and force everybody else into that, [its] going to break the system down.

At a time when polls suggest voters are increasingly supportive of same-sex marriage, the issue continues to roil conservatives. After years of prominent battles, CPAC downplayed the issue this year, with just a few speakers mentioning it prominently.

One of those who did was Ben Carson, who finished third in The Washington Times/CPAC presidential preference straw poll, and who told the annual conservative gathering that marriage should be between a man and a woman.

Still, even Mr. Carson acknowledged it was a good thing there werent too many panels devoted to social issues on CPACs agenda this year.

There are so many gigantic issues right now. The ships about to go off the cliff and we really need to be focusing on those, Mr. Carson told The Times. The social issues are more like barnacles on the side of the ship, and we have plenty of time to get those off the ship after we get it turned around so that we dont go over the cliff.

Fifty-four percent of the public favors gay marriage, but opinion is still sharply split along party lines, according to numbers released Monday by the Pew Research Center: 69 percent of Democrats and independents who lean Democrat support it, compared to 39 percent of Republicans and GOP leaners.

However, among Republicans under the age of 30, 61 percent support gay marriage and just 35 percent oppose it.

This is the civil rights issue of the 21st century, said CPAC attendee Alexander McCobin, president of the group Students for Liberty.

But Matt Spalding of Hillsdale College said the prospect of government defining marriage should scare civil libertarians and social conservatives alike.

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CPAC: Sen. Fred Thompson, Other Cons Totally Cool With States Legalizing Pot, Gay Marriage – Video



CPAC: Sen. Fred Thompson, Other Cons Totally Cool With States Legalizing Pot, Gay Marriage
On the first day of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the biggest annual gathering of right-leaning activists, Reason TV correspondent Ken…

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ANDREW BIAR: Loss of liberties transcends conservative, liberal labels

Government, academia, Internet companies, cultural and community institutions, mental health groups as well as business have and continue to create a culture that is sanitized, monochrome, monotone, one-dimensional, uncontroversial and downright boring. Dissent, freedom of speech and freedom of the press are all under attack in the United States.

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Atlanta ROFTERS: Discover the Scam Israeli Apartheid Week 2014

This blog used to be the reactions of a reader of the conservative Catholic journal First Things to the many fine articles to be found therein. Now it’s just another minor blog of staircase wit, from just another minor blogger who doesn’t realize that blogging is dead. About the only notable thing about me is that I am a Christian conservative who loathes creationism in all its forms. Enjoy your visit.

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Atlanta ROFTERS: Discover the Scam Israeli Apartheid Week 2014

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Gay Marriage in Texas–Miles to Go Before We Wed

Posted Thursday, February 27th 2014 @ 6am byJim Forsyth

Even lawyers for the gay couples who challenged the state’s laws banning gay marriage in court agree…yesterday’s ruling throwing out the 2006 constitutional amendment designating marriage between one man and one woman as unconstitutional does not mean that gay couples will be walking down the aisle any time soon, 1200 WOAI news reports.

Even though U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled that that Texas couples have a right to marry under the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution regardless of their sexual orientation, he placed his ruling on hold pending appellate review.

And the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, who will consider the case, is known as one of the most conservative appellate courts in the country. The Fifth Court has upheld most of the abortion restrictions approved by the Texas Legislature.

“This hollow victory and clear attack on morality and the rule of law will not stand in Texas,” said Jonathan Saenz, attorney for the conservative group Texas Values. “This is just the beginning of an epic battle that the Texas people will ultimately win in the name of the only true and lawful definition of marriage, one man and one woman.”

Several Texas conservative leaders used the image of the ‘start of a long battle’ over the future of marriage in Texas.

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Dear Susan Dench: Ive figured it out! You are secretly a Liberal arent you! ; )

Dear Susan Dench:

Ive finally figured it out! You arent fooling me. You are secretly a Liberal! This is just an act, to get us to see the stupidity of ultra-conservative views! Phew! We almost believed you there for a minute. I didnt realize you were Maines own Stephen Colbert! The pearls really made the costume! Well done!

That column about the Pilgrims being Communists! I believed you! Priceless! I apologize for getting all worked up about that one! I wasnt in on the joke yet! Calling Obama a bully, all the while defending the biggest bully on the playground, Governor LePage, genius really! Genius! And that one about how schoolboys need to grow into real men! Again priceless. I see what you are doing now!

Ive been quiet for a while now, vowing myself to be less mean in the new year but now I cant wait for us to share libertinis and a good laugh! My BBFs (best blogger friends) Amy Fried and Jim LaPierre, will be so relieved to learn this as well! Do you mind if I invite them for drinks?

I mean really, are we to believe you are accusing Liberals of being haters of free speech? Really! Proof that we are not is seen in the fact that the local newspaper (often called a liberal rag by commentors) continues to allow all of us to spew forth our foolishness. I was really upset with you at first, when I thought it was real. But thankfully, with every passing column your comedy act has been revealed.

This part was great: They declare what is right and wrong. People who disagree with them are dangerous, ignorant, haters, racists, etc. Far from seeing freedom of speech as a blessing of liberty, they revile it, no longer hiding their contempt for the First Amendment unless of course the protected speech is ideologically pure, indoctrination material to their liking.

I think several of us have written that exact same thing about Conservatives! Are you cutting and pasting from our columns!? The irony is wonderful! Liberals dont hate people who disagree with us! We just hate the haters, you know like those folks who protest at military funerals because weve allowed gay citizens equal rights and somehow they think that causes soldiers to die. Were not very fond of racists either but Conservatives in general, Im okay with. I even share DNA with a few. I even on occasion enjoy the Conservative columns of fellow bloggers, such as Aaron Prills Counter Culture. I dont always agree with Aaron, but I am always willing to hear him out, and he is most often reasonable, intelligent and kind in his arguments. I respect that.

I really knew you were kidding when you started to defend Rush Limbaugh. After all, he is not exactly known for his Christian manners. In fact, I think hes been spoken to more than once about just not being nice. No name-calling Rush, okay. And that book burning accusation, oh Susan, that had me lol-ing!!!

Im not sure who the angry Liberals were you encountered at the Maine Peoples Alliance! Ive always found them to be really great folks! Ill let them know you were just kidding! I would, however, like to know who it was that told you you have the facts but I have the emotion. Although I have no problem with passion and emotion in politics, I mean it should be no more concerning than your faith, both are personal and motivate us to change the world. These are good things, really. Im sure youd agree! I am rather concerned though, for this young man, who somehow thought you to be providing facts. We need to clue him in about the comedy act okay. Or maybe he needs to slow down on the medical marijuana. Either way, Ill try to track him down and have a chat with him!

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