In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Obama Schedule || Wednesday, September 4, 2013

4:10 am || Arrives in Stockholm 7:10 am || Greets Swedish Prime Minister Reinfeldt; The Rosenbad Building, Stockholm, Sweden and begins meetings 8:30 am || Holds a press conference with Reinfeldt 9:30 am || Participates in a celebration of Raoul Wallenberg and delivers a statement; The Great Synagogue and Holocaust Memorial of Stockholm 10:40 am || Tours an Energy Expo event; Royal Institute of Technology-Campus

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Kerry Doesn’t Rule Out Boots on Ground; Then He Does

How could they not have seen this one coming? Testifying before Congress today, Secretary of State John Kerry initially refused to completely rule out sending American troops into Syria, though he emphasized it could only happen under extraordinary circumstances. Uh, then he walked it right back. I sure hope they’re planning their military operations a little better than their Hill testimony.

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Obama Circumvents Immigration Law Again

Well, there he goes again, legislating from the Oval Office. As everyone knows, the power of the president to write legislation is clearly enunciated in Article VIII of the U.S. Constitution. Okay, who caught on? There is no Article VIII of the U.S. Constitution. Thank you for playing. According to The Heritage Foundation’s blog, The Foundry, the Obama administration is continuing to grant amnesty unilaterally,

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Boehner, Cantor, Back Obama on Syria

Belying President Obama’s repeated contentions that Republicans are nothing more than a politicized band of obstructionists intent on ruining him personally, both House Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor backed his call to bomb Syria. “This is something that the United States as a country needs to do,” Boehner said Tuesday after he and other Congressional leaders met this morning with Obama.

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As Syria Heats Up, White House Nixes Briefings

Even as President Obama prepares to commit an act of war in Syria, the White House has scaled back the public questioning it will tolerate about what the president is doing, holding only one televised briefing in the past seven days to justify the president’s position to the American people. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has all but disappeared, briefing reporters in any forum –

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The Obama Morning News || September 3, 2013

Massive WH lobbying effort on Syria . . . Washington Post New Senate Syria plan limits Obama . . . Politico White House open to changing language . . . The Hill Kerry to Dems: It’s a “Munich moment” . . . Politico McCain: Failure would be “catastrophic” . . . Politico Congress begins hearings this week . . . Washington Times WH hopes to

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