It has been a tradition at both TOC and the blog Liberty Unyielding, for which I was editor at large from 2012 to October 2021, to post a recurring Veterans Day article. In 2020, I published the version below for the first time. It’s interesting to me to reread it now, and realize how much has changed in the last year. See if you feel the same. – JED
Since 2018, when we passed the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, it has seemed less relevant to commemorate Veterans Day with the annual post we used to use (the last iteration was here).
Don’t be roadkill on the Right Information highway.
We’ll keep it short here, folks. Don’t be fooled by posts at this website.
I’m in several online forums in which people with shared political sympathies exchange views, links, and information, and more than once, I’ve seen correspondents forward links to National Report posts, apparently thinking they are serious.
A few observations on the battle for America’s future as it shapes up heading for 1 October, or perhaps 17 October, or perhaps a date after that.
1. Allen West invoked Thermopylae, Leonidas, and the 300 Spartans as an analogy to where we are after Ted Cruz’s stand in the Senate this week. Cruz being from Texas, I was going to invoke the Alamo, Colonel Travis, and the 180-some who died with him in the siege there. But OK.
As every school kid used to know, Thermopylae and the Alamo both mattered, even though both battles were lost by their tiny contingents of doughty defenders. The pass at Thermopylae was well-chosen terrain for a defending force as small as the Spartans’; the Alamo was poorly chosen for making a defensive stand against a much superior Mexican army. Both battles were, in any case, lost. But Continue reading “You say Thermopylae, I say Alamo”
Ted Cruz and his allies get it. They get that Americans can’t afford to have Obamacare implemented against our groaning, near-collapse finances. They get that we are disgusted (and alarmed) at the idea of being the GOP’s economic attrition strategy for the 2014 election: the strategy that says, “Let things get as bad as they’re going to with Obamacare, and then people will finally blame the Democrats.” The problem with that strategy is that someone has to pay the price for it – has to accept the financial losses, which for many people could be disastrous, even permanently life-changing – and that someone is us.