THE FREEDOM DOCUMENTS: Maybe The Best Gift You Could Give This Christmas

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Opinion Column by Chuck Baldwin
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We began offering the very popular FREEDOM DOCUMENTS nearly 20 years ago, in which we compiled dozens of the greatest documents of American history in one beautiful volume. I say beautiful, because the cover on this great book will complement any library, dining room table or nightstand.

We print THE FREEDOM DOCUMENTS each June and November.

So, this column is the announcement that THE FREEDOM DOCUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE NOW.

This is a gift that will literally keep on giving for as long as a person lives.

This is the expanded edition of THE FREEDOM DOCUMENTS, which includes 57 of America’s most important historical documents and 212 full-size (8½ x 11) pages.  

This volume of documents is an almost perfect compilation of the most important documents of liberty and constitutional government ever produced. And it is available only HERE.

This expanded edition of THE FREEDOM DOCUMENTS includes such do
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Caravan Onslaught of America's Borders: A Thousand Cuts To Bleed America To Death

Read more on this subject: Politics: General Activism
Opinion Column by Frosty Wooldridge
When do too many become too much?  Why must the world’s miseries become America’s responsibilities?  At what point, does the immigrant line end?

In the past month, emotional writers around the United States tell us that we must accept and care for the 14,000-strong immigrant caravan chugging toward our southern border.  More open-borders activists plan to fight the military in order to allow the migrants into the United States.  The Catholic Church encourages its flock to violate our borders at every level.  The Pope, standing behind the walls of the Vatican, scolds us for building a wall on the Mexican border.  High powered leaders, like Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Charles Schumer, Barack Obama, Diane Feinstein, Michael Bennet and more Congressional Critters, press for no borders for America. They feel we should dissolve our borders and open up our country to unlimited immigration. 

Catholic Charities,
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Mutual suicide pact of Dems & Reps

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Opinion Column by Menckens Ghost
Dear Thinkers:

Political divisiveness in the nation is a myth.  Both parties are in lockstep where it matters.  They and their minions are marching off a debt cliff together, with nothing in a democracy to stop them.  See article below about what rising interest rates mean to government spending. At current trends, interest on the national debt will surpass Medicaid spending by 2020, defense spending by 2023, and all nondefense discretionary spending combined by 2025.  The article does not mention the consequences of the efforts of China and other countries to replace petrodollars with other currencies and to eliminate the dollar as the world’s reserve currency.  The more we try to put banking restrictions on bad actors around the world, the more that other nations seek alternatives.

Cheers,

Mencken’s Ghost
 

U.S. on a Course to Spend More on Debt Than Defense

Rising interest costs could crowd out other government spendi
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Lifestyles of Powerful Political Potentates

Read more on this subject: World News
Opinion Column by Menckens Ghost
Several days ago I wrote a commentary on the extravagance of our overlords when they stayed in palatial digs in Morocco to attend a United Nations conference on climate change.  Below is a story published yesterday in the WSJ about the world’s potentates attending a conference in impoverished New Guinea, the government of which bought 40 Maseratis and three Bentleys for the attendees to use.

Cheers,

Mencken’s Ghost

Leaders Head for a Pacific Island—

Don’t Expect Them to Hang Around

Papua New Guinea, host of global forum, has lots of crime and disease, few hotels

By

Rachel Pannett

The Wall Street Journal, Updated Nov. 12, 2018 2:06 a.m. ET

Papua New Guinea is plagued by gangs, carjackings and kidnappings. Embassies warn their citizens not to leave hotels after dark, certainly not without armed guards. The Economist Intelligence Unit has rated its capital, Port Moresby, the fifth-worst city in the world to l
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Audio Evidence Links Saudi Crown Prince to Khashoggi’s Murder

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Audio Evidence Links Saudi Crown Prince to Khashoggi’s Murder

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Assassinating Jamal Khashoggi on October 2 was Saudi state-sponsored murder.

Last week, Erdogan said audio evidence linked what happened to the highest authority in Riyadh, leaving no doubt he meant crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) – directly responsible for ordering Khashoggi’s elimination.

Perhaps it was because of damning information he’d likely reveal. Reports suggested it could be evidence of Saudi CW use in Yemen.

Throughout much of US-led aggression in Syria, the Saudis supplied jihadists with sarin gas and other CWs, evidence showing containers marked made in KSA (kingdom of Saudi Arabia).

Incidents when launched are nearly always wrongfully blamed on Damascus. Not a shred of evidence suggests government forces used CWs or other banned weapons throughout the war – a US, NATO, Israel, Turkey, Sa
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Merkel, Macron, Trudeau and May Versus Trump

Read more on this subject: Politics: General Activism
Opinion Column by Frosty Wooldridge
This past week, President Macron of France, along with Merkel, May and Canada’s Trudeau, shunned President Trump for being a nationalist.  Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, Holland and Finland’s leaders follow in Macron’s steps.

A lady on Facebook chastised Trump for his steadfast honoring of America’s right to borders and maintaining a sovereign nation.  The entire Democratic party of America welcomes the 14,000 immigrant caravan to break over America’s borders in their quest for a better life.  What the Democratic Party and its followers don’t realize:  100,000,000 (million) would move to America next week if given a plane ticket.  So who receives the lucky lottery numbers out of billions on the planet living in squalor? 

Mass migration into the hundreds of millions across the globe in the 21st century.

But what those leaders don’t admit grows more ominous by the day.  Since Merkel allowed mass i
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Our Plasticized Oceans: Cleaning Them Up One Pound at a Time

Read more on this subject: Environment
Opinion Column by Frosty Wooldridge
The magic of www.4ocean.com cleaning plastic out of our oceans.

Back in 1963, my brother and I hoisted scuba tanks over our shoulders to dive in John Penne Kamp National Park on the south coast of Florida.  We enjoyed stunning beauty, pristine reefs and a world of underwater wonders.

By 1967, Dustin Hoffman starred in the movie “The Graduate” where a mentor told him, “You got to get into plastics man…plastics are the future.”

Unfortunately, in 2018, the future landed on all of us with plastics to the tune of 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris torturing the world’s oceans. (Source: Julie Whitty, OnEarth Magazine, Ocean Plastics)  That horrific number of plastic pieces floats on the surface or descends to the bottom of every ocean, sea, lake, river and pond in the world. Oceanographer Julia Whitty tabulated that 46,000 pieces of plastic float on every square mile of oceans around the world.

Plastics today
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Under Armour Proves My Point

Read more on this subject: Sexuality: Sex and the Law
Opinion Column by Menckens Ghost
Dear Thinker:

Two days ago I published a commentary that included an anecdote about me disciplining male troglodytes on my staff who went to a strip club while on company business.  That took place in the mid-1980s.  Today, the Wall Street Journal published a story about Under Armour stopping its practice of managers entertaining clients at strip clubs at company expense.  My original commentary is pasted below the WSJ story.

The comments from Under Armour’s founder and CEO are nauseating–and vapid, fatuous and platitudinous.  He even has the temerity to say that there is “systemic inequality in the global workplace.”  No, jerk, there is a problem with your leadership in your company.  Don’t think that all companies operate like a college fraternity.  The comments from the company’s communications director in the last paragraph are even more nauseating.

I mentioned in my commentary that a telltale sign of lousy leadersh
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America Imports China's Cultural Revolution

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Opinion Column by Menckens Ghost
China’s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution took place from 1966 to 1976, led by a woman (Mao’s wife) and comprised mostly of idealistic youth lacking in wisdom and judgment but overflowing with sophomoric bromides about social relations and social justice. 

Woe to anyone who didn’t go along with the contradictions, inconsistencies, and group-think of the revolutionaries, especially older people in positions of authority and intellectuals on the wrong side of the movement.  The mildest punishments meted out to heretics were public shaming and being removed from positions of authority.  Punishments got progressively worse after that, as is typical of movements based on imagined moral superiority.

There are striking parallels between China’s former cultural revolutionaries and America’s current social-justice idealists in business, media and academia, where virtue-signaling has become more important than competence—and where those
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