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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review March 24, 2010/ 9 Nissan 5770

The Art of War

By Arnold Ahlert




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | It's amazing how many things happen at the same time. On Sunday, while Democrats were perpetrating one of the greatest expansions of socialism in the history of our formerly democratic republic, thousands of demonstrators rallied at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for immigration "reform." If Democrats think their health care debacle got Americans angry, just wait until they address this issue.


They ain't seen nothin' yet.


If polling data are accurate, the percentage of Americans against immigration reform — -which is really a euphemism for amnesty — dwarfs the number of those who hate what Democrats just did to our health care system. A single article at news.yahoo.com has, at this writing, generated over three thousand comments, the overwhelming majority of which express the very same sentiment Americans had the last time Congress tried to foist amnesty-by-every-other-name on the public:


They want nothing to do with it — period.


So what does that mean to Congress and the Obama administration? It means they're going to ram it down our throats using the same anything goes, public-be-damned approach they took with health care.


Memo to the Republican party: whether you realize it or not, you've got exactly two elections to get it right with the majority of the American electorate. If your political platform does not center around the undoing the socialist, command-and-control federalism that Democrats insist on, one of two things will happen: you will be out-gunned by Democrat expansion of their socialist constituencies who get "something for nothing," or you will be abandoned for a third party by Americans who conclude that you are spineless, ineffective wimps who will stand by while our country is hijacked by socialist thugs.


Either way, it's lights out.


On Sunday night, Democrats pulled the plug on the word "bipartisanship." If you still can't figure out that bipartisanship is a one-way street, as in liberals' "my way or the highway," then you're hopeless. If the likes of John McCain and Lindsey Graham want to "break bread" on immigration reform, tell them to switch to the Democrat party. If the media want to characterize you as the "Party of No," wear that label like a Red Badge of Courage. And by all means, start treating them like the shills for the Democrat party they truly are. Americans are as fed up with media corruption as they are with a Democrat party that treats them like mindless cattle.


Whether you understand it or not, you're not in a political fight. You're in an all-out, take-no-prisoners war. It is a war for the heart and soul of America. It is a war remarkably similar to the one America "fought" prior to 9/11: one side doing all the fighting, while the other side was mostly asleep.


On September 11, 2001, terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center and America woke up. On March 21, 2010 Democrats hijacked our democratic republic.


It's time for Republicans to wake up.

Letter from JWR publisher


Stop pretending there's a "middle ground" between those who want to completely re-make a "fatally flawed" America and those who still believe this is the greatest nation on earth. If you can't make the case for American exceptionalism, limited government, personal freedom and personal responsibility, then get out of the way and let a third party do it. If you're unwilling to tirelessly hammer this administration for the radical leftist agenda they intend to impose on this country, then retire and let someone else pick up the slack. There is no "halfway" between freedom and oppression — or bankruptcy and fiscal solvency, either.


Memo to RNC Chairman Michael Steele: if you can't prevent open primaries which allowed Democrats to vote for Republican candidates — giving us the odious John McCain as the Republican presidential candidate — resign.


Is it difficult to make a case for limited government and individual responsibility in an age of "me first" and "it's not my fault?" Sure it is — which is why it is critically important to do so. A nation where millions of takers are underwritten by a handful of givers is unsustainable. It's also fundamentally immoral, a subject which is rarely addressed. Address it — in no uncertain terms. Explain the inherently corruptive concept of government dependency, and of catering to the lowest common denominator. Explain the difference between the rule of law, which, for example, provides a route to American citizenship, and the concept of expediency, which posits that as long as so many people are breaking the law, we may as well learn to accommodate them.


Explain the difference between being your brothers keeper and being his enabler.


The Obama administration promised to be "post-partisan." They have kept their promise: they have moved completely beyond conservative ideas and concerns — and the Republican party has been completely marginalized.


That's where "bipartisanship" has led you. Maybe it's time to stand for conservative principles, as opposed to your consistently nauseating go-along-to-get-along, big tent, b.s. Ronald Reagan didn't win 49 states by accident. He articulated traditional, conservative concepts. Concepts that resonated with an overwhelming majority of Americans.


You should try it sometime. Like now, when you're bordering on terminal irrelevancy — and, "coincidentally," when the fate of the country hangs in the balance.


When you've got nothing, you've got nothing to lose.

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Previously:


03/22/10:
I Want My Country Back
03/18/10: A Perpetual Process
03/17/10: American Exhibitionists
03/15/10: A Light Bulb Moment of Clarity
03/10/10: Little Things Mean A Lot
02/03/10: Budgetary Fork in the Road
02/01/10: Liberal Economic Illiteracy
01/27/10: ‘Roe-ing and Wade-ing’ Back to Reason
01/25/10: Arrogance When Up, Denial When Down
01/20/10: Connecting the Educational Dots
01/19/10: The Next Tea Party?
01/15/10: The Myth That Keeps on Giving
01/13/10: Airport Security Begins Away From the Airport
01/11/10: Secrets and Lies
01/08/10: Embracing Bigotry — or Rejecting Bullying?
01/06/10: Hanging by an Ideological Thread
01/04/10: Our ‘Wonderama’ Bureaucracy
12/30/09: A Day Off
12/28/09: Dangerous Myths
12/25/09: I, Me, Mine
12/23/09: A Very Harry Christmas
12/21/09: My Opinon
12/18/09: The Party of Repeal
12/15/09: Privileged Exemption
11/30/09: ‘Settled’ Science and Unsettled Children
11/30/09: American Sharia Law
11/23/09:The Trial (Travesty) of the Century
11/04/09: American Vampires and Their Political Enablers
11/01/09: ‘Opting Out’ of Insanity?
10/28/09: Cell Phones Cause Brain Cancer. Brain Required
10/26/09: Communism: Nazism With Better PR
10/21/09: Just Asking
10/16/09: Cost Projections vs. Actual Costs, or Hope and Change vs. Reality
10/14/09: News you can use …
10/07/09: Incremental Insidiousness
10/05/09: MIA: Common Sense and Common Decency
09/30/09: Iran: Bad Options and Unpreparedness
09/21/09: Crying Racism: the Last Refuge of Scoundrels
09/11/09: 9/11 Cannot Be Sanitized
09/08/09: ‘Truthers’ and Consequences
09/01/09: A ‘Paper Trail’ Challenge for the Mainstream Media
08/31/09: Drowning in Amorality
08/26/09: The Republican Recovery Program

© 2010, Arnold Ahlert

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