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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Virginia Gov. McAuliffe Insults Republicans by Invoking Gun Control After Shooting

Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe today gracelessly and insultingly politicized what appears to be an attack intentionally directed against Republican lawmakers, saying the tragedy demonstrates the need for gun control. McAuliffe, a potential 2020 Democratic presidential contender, at least twice said the attack showed the need for anti-gun measures, a direct slap at the very Republicans who were attacked. Most Republican lawmakers oppose gun control

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Obama’s Metastasizing Culture of Lawlessness

Now where have we heard this before? From today’s Washington Post: (Virginia Gov. Terry) McAuliffe (D) said the “moral imperative” to provide health insurance to the poor was forcing him to bypass the Republican-controlled General Assembly. For months, the governor has been quietly exploring ways to get around the legislature to expand Medicaid. For the first time Friday, he publicly acknowledged he was going that route —

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