national security

Conservatives Make A Statement With The Mount Vernon Statement

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council issued the letter below yesterday inviting conservatives to sign the Mount Vernon Statement, a proclamation in which the conservative movement reaffirms itself to America's founding principles (see FRCBlog). A host of conservative leaders signed it in a ceremony yesterday (see FRC news release). Many are saying conservatives have tied themselves too closely with the Republican Party. Which may be true, but was that statement possible before the Tea Party movement? Now, there are options. Conservative movement stalwart Richard Viguerie offers his thoughts on his Conservative HQ Blog (here) while OneNewsNow covers the story here.

More than 100 conservative leaders joined together today to celebrate the release of the Mount Vernon Statement — a document in which the conservative movement has reaffirmed its commitment to Constitutional Conservatism and the principles of the Declaration of Independence: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This is a significant moment as social, fiscal, and national security conservatives joined together to declare the importance of working in partnership to defend our nation's founding principles.

You can become part of history as well by signing the Mount Vernon Statement today.

Sign the Mount Vernon Statement today to stand with us on the historic principles of Constitutional Conservatism

Sincerely,

Tony Perkins

President

Redefining Competence And Ethics In The Age Of Obama

Probably not too many of you have heard the name of Erroll Southers, but he is President Barack Obama's nominee to head up the Transporation Safety Administration (see Federal Times). As it turns out, once upon a time, Southers used his access to government records to spy on his ex-wife's boyfriend (see Washington Post). Unfortunately, that makes him a natural fit for the Obama administration. Not only does he have the Obama requisites of cheating and government Big Brother control, but he's not committing to rule out unionization at the TSA. So he has the radical ideological pedigree, too. That issue alone flipped the U.S. Senate to Republican control in the unprecedented 2002 mid-term election. It's not surprising that in an era when the treasury secretary cheated on his taxes (and a sycophant Senate cowed) and the president hired an avowed communist for his White House staff (Van Jones), among the many Maoists (Anita Dunn) and other controversial appointments, that this incident from Southers' past practically fails to register. After all, the only thing at stake is national security and individual liberty. Maybe if the administration cared more about real security threats than about appointing people with dubious backgrounds, President Obama's government would be less dysfunctional.

We're accustomed to liberal attempts to redefine the natural order of life. However, in the Age of Obama, those attempts no longer come through persuasion, but through power accumulated from corruption and incompetence purported to be the "best and brightest." 

Bumper Sticker Intellectualism For The Left

Liberals, in all their arrogance, like to say conservatives are intellectually bereft and rely on nothing more than bumper sticker slogans in place of substantative policies and ideas. If that's the case, what do liberals have to say about the vacuousness of:

"Change we can believe in"

and

"Yes we can"?

Oh, and by the way: What does a certain U.S. Senator mean by "America becoming the world's beacon again"?

Again? When millions risk life, limb and imprisonment to get here legally and illegally? When countries call America first (and often exclusively) for emergencies and disasters, economic aid, food aid, medicine, technical assistance, diplomatic help and, yes, even for their own national security? It's pretty apparent: America still is the world's beacon and hope. Put it on a sticker.