Today marks 28 years since my parents came to the U. S. from then Soviet-occupied Lithuania. Grateful to them for instilling a love of freedom in me. They are the best Americans I know. Happy Freedomversary, mama and daddy!
Where to begin on the Duck Dynasty brouhaha?
The “tolerance” crowd has sounded the alarm that Phil Robertson, patriarch of the Robertson clan and founder of Duck Commander, is a mean-spirited, backward bumpkin redneck “bigot” for expressing support for marriage in a GQ interview.
WHAT? A married guy who supports marriage?! How scandalous!
I guess A&E is okay with being suicidal and firing the patriarch behind cable TV’s highest rated show. Such a pity. I hope another cable network channel will pick the show up. A&E’s viewership will plummet and rightly so. Yes, it’s worth acknowledging that A&E is a private company. That point should be made clear. HOWEVER, you don’t ever see “marriage equality” folks getting reprimanded for their statements on TV about their opponents. Tolerance is a two-way street, folks.
Why do I like the Robertson’s? I’m a fan of Duck Dynasty on A&E because I’m an outdoor enthusiast. The show is a breath of fresh air compared to the crap TV out there. Join the movement TODAY to #StandWithPhilRobertson by posting a pic in camo, donning a beard (guys), or hunting/fishing/shooting to show solidarity with the Robertson patriarch! #TeamPhil
- ‘Duck Dynasty’ Patriarch Phil Robertson Explains the Simple Love Note That Helped Save His Marriage (theblaze.com)
- ‘Dynasty’ spreads holiday joy (foxnews.com)
- Biblical bam! Fox News’ Father Jonathan makes key point on Phil Robertson’s suspension (twitchy.com)
- Duck Dynasty’s Sadie Robertson comments following A&E’s suspension of her grandfather (twitchy.com)
- What the Duck? Phil Robertson Interview (realclearpolitics.com)
Despite what Terry McAuliffe and his apologists say, Ken Cuccinelli is not anti-woman. Ken believes that women should make their own decisions, independent of the government, to excel in life. The majority of us aren’t keen on aborting children or relying on the government from cradle to grave. We recognize the danger of big government, which is why we are supporting and voting for Ken Cuccinelli.
Below is a video featuring a clip of my sister and I for our support of Ken Cuccinelli.
Polls are tightening, and this race is not lost. Encourage all of your friends here in Virginia to vote for Ken and the rest of our ticket.
- Awesome: Virginians Explain Why They’re Voting for Cuccinelli (townhall.com)
- Virginia’s race for governor tightens between Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli (wtvr.com)
- Rand Paul campaigns for Ken Cuccinelli (wjla.com)
#StandWithRand Part Deux?
It looks like a second filibuster on the U.S. Senate floor is currently underway as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is using this session to pose objections to funding ObamaCare. The Senate Conservatives Fund, Heritage Action, and countless grassroots activists have mobilized great support to #DefundObamaCare. Americans are seeing the implications of government-run healthcare firsthand and have had enough.
Join me and the millions of other Americans as we #StandWithTed.
In recent days, there has been much uproar about Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and the campaign to fully #DefundObamaCare.
Cruz, who’s been in office since January, has stood out from many of his GOP colleagues for boldly articulating conservatism. He hasn’t wavered on campaign promises. He’s also been a tireless defender of strong national defense, traditional values, and economic freedom. Cruz has irked the GOP establishment and rightly so – they aren’t acting like contrarians.
Imagine that – a U.S. senator who’s actually doing his job? How radical!
It’s no surprise that the Old Guard, chiefly Senator John McCain and Karl Rove, is attacking Sen. Cruz. Why? Because they fear him.
To the John McCain’s and Karl Rove’s of the world: Your ilk — the kind that seeks to grow its influence, win or lose, at the expense of principles — is a hindrance to our success as a movement. It was recently revealed that McCain said “he “f***ing hates” Ted Cruz (he previously called Cruz and Rand Paul “wacko birds“), while Karl Rove adamantly worked to defeat Cruz in the U.S. Senate primary in Texas and has routinely bashed him.
Their blatant arrogance, their continual caving to our opponents, and their tireless efforts to undermine conservative candidates has shown through. They could care less about the ramifications of awful legislation like ObamaCare because it’s easier to settle for the status quo. They don’t care about the values that make this country great because they want to be nicey nice with the very people who wish ill on her. They are a gutless, spineless bunch that obstructs and prevents us from implementing true, lasting change. They cave on ALL issues – fiscal and social – because politics is just a game to them.
Enough is enough.
We in the grassroots, along with ordinary Americans struggling to keep their businesses afloat and those who wish to lead a good life, desire real leadership. We like Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Mike Lee, and others because they actually do their jobs, follow through with promises, and aren’t afraid to shake things up. If people like them upset you, John and Karl, tough luck. President Reagan said it best: “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”
Empty GOP platitudes are now a thing of the past. Get used to bold, in-your-face conservatism.
- Why D.C. Fears Ted Cruz (thecollegeconservative.com)
- Chris Wallace says he got opposition research from Republicans on Ted Cruz; Rove explains why… (therightscoop.com)
- Aide: John McCain ‘f*cking hates’ Ted Cruz (rawstory.com)
- FOX NEWS’ CHRIS WALLACE: As Soon As We Announced Ted Cruz As A Guest, Republicans Wanted Us To Hammer Him (businessinsider.com)
Today marks a year since my sister Anna Maria launched the popular culturally conservative blog Counter Cultured. She enlisted me to help her manage the blog, and I couldn’t be more proud of what we and our contributors have accomplished this past year.
From interviews with Ryan T. Anderson and former presidential candidate Rick Santorum to viral vlogs to grassroots video projects, we’ve succeeded in adding the young conservative perspective to the culture war.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed, participated in our videos, and supported our blog along the way. Here’s to many more years. Stay counter cultured!
Yesterday marked 24 years since the people of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania came together to protest Soviet communism. On August 23, 1939, the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact (Hitler-Stalin Pact) was signed – creating separate spheres of influence that led to the Soviet reoccupation of the Baltic Republics. Fifty years later, on August 23, 1989, people from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania came together to form the “Baltic Way” (Chain of Freedom) – a human chain spanning 600 kilometers (370mi)- to protest Soviet communism. It was the largest protest of its kind recorded in history. Today, every August 23rd marks Black Ribbon Day to remember the victims of Nazism and Soviet communism.
As a first-generation American of Lithuanian descent , I proudly flaunt my roots because the Baltic spirit taught me to be independent-minded and skeptical of big government. The “Baltic Way” exemplifies how individuals can unite in the name of freedom to reject socialism in a peaceful, effective manner. (Thanks to Legal Insurrection for documenting my tweets about the anniversary of the “Baltic Way.”)
We can apply many aspects of the “Baltic Way” to the modern day. The Tea Party movement proved to be effective, and now the Defund ObamaCare movement is gaining steam. Perhaps we can replicate the “Baltic Way” here in the U.S.? Why not create the “American Way” to protest big government?
- “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”- George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905
- Remembering the Baltic Way human chain for freedom (legalinsurrection.com)
- Europe Remembers Victims of Stalinism, Nazism (news.err.ee)
- Remembering the Victims of Communism and Nazism in Eastern Europe (heritage.org)
- Baltic Way Memorial Wall in Vilnius (manpatinkalietuva.com)
- August 23rd (adayinhistoryblog.wordpress.com)