The Wrap at Ask Marion 4.27.14 Thru 5.04.14 – Sunshine is the Greatest Disinfectant Edition

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Our weekly wrap… Sunday to Sunday… Please share! Ask Marion

Thanks to Judicial Watch and Several New People Stepping Up to Speak Out… the Truth About Benghazi Is Finally Coming Out and the White House is Sooo Worried That They Dangled Jay Carney Out In Front of the Press if Be Skewered Again, for What Seemed Like an Eternity.  When the White House or Anyone Becomes this Defensive on Any Issue That ‘Doesn’t Matter’ or ‘Are Lies’ or ‘Exaggerations’… the Sunshine Has Found Its Mark… It Proves It Does Matter, It Does Make  a Difference and They Are Guilty!! Persistence and the Truth Prevail!

Benghazi Scandal – The Email Trail – Why Are WH & Dems Still Dismissing Benghazi – Fox & Friends

Judge Jeanine Pirro – Benghazi is the biggest cover up since Watergate

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How Obama, Hillary wrecked Libya

And $6 Bil Vanishes From State Dept. Under Hillary Clinton

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Speaker Boehner is finally pressured or shamed into appointing a special #Benghazi Committee with Trey Gowdy in Charge… the right choice!

The Winds of Change are Blowing… the Question is Will You Get Involved?

Stay Strong Fellow Patriots

We the People… The Wind Has Shifted

Will You Continue to Follow The People Above Who Brought US a Never Ending List of Scandals, Cover-Ups like  Benghazi, IRS, Fast and Furious, NSA, DOJ and Promote Unconstitutional Legislation Like ObamaCare and Amnesty?

Or Choose These People (Below)? Who Support Freedom, the Constitution, Liberty and True Choice?

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  And the real question is… Who do you trust?

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Video: Since it Won’t Go Away… Clinton Now Calls Benghazi Her ‘Biggest Regret’

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Video: Sarah Palin NRA Stand And Fight Rally 2014

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Even people like former DNC Chair, Howard Dean, have now admitted that Sarah Palin was right and there will be death panels under ObamaCare!

Love, Prayer and Laughter are the Best Medicines… And may soon be all you can count on!

Baby French Bulldog

Best Chew Toy

As Well As The Best Anti-Depressants!

The Perfect Chew Toy

The Legend of Rainbow Bridge

Great Pet Books: The Rainbow Bridge: A Visit to Pet Paradise and All Creatures Great and Small

We Are All Waiting...

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JFK On Israel

More Die of Accidentally Falling Than Mass Shootings

Stop Hillary Campaign

Reagan On Freedom

Book(s) of the Week – None of these are new… but if you haven’t read them, they are all worth going back to read them (or reading again), so I have decided to run them here for a second week.

Looking back to when the elephants, the republicans, were in control, they weren’t staying true their ideals, spending more than they promised while increasing the size of government. In the 2006 midterm elections, the country acted on its displeasure by voting many of them out of congress, and in 2008, the Democrats gained additional seats, including the most important one: the presidency. Things are now trending in the other direction, and the 2010 and 2012 elections gave the GOP solid control of the House, but unless the pendulum swings back to the right in 2014 and 2016, the America we knew and loved may be gone forever. It’s times like these when a good book is needed to reinvigorate political thought, causing you to critically examine opposing beliefs as well as your own.

Here are 15 essential conservative reads:

1. God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of ‘Academic Freedom’ by William F. Buckley Jr.: Not long after graduating from Yale University, 25-year-old Buckley wrote God And Man At Yale, exposing academia for its outright disregard of traditional American values. Professors are named as he describes their attempts to deconstruct the religious beliefs of the students and promote liberal ideology. This book helped catapult Buckley to the forefront of the conservative movement.

2. ‘The Reagan I Knew’ by William F. Buckley, Jr.: Buckley discusses his more than 30-year relationship with Reagan, providing a glimpse into the lives of two political giants who anchored conservatism in America during the second-half of the 20th century. Included in the book are personal letters authored by Reagan and Buckley’s accompanying commentary.

3. Conscience of a Conservative by Barry Goldwater: Goldwater discusses core conservative issues — including taxing, spending, states’ rights and civil rights — that were prominent when the The Conscience of a Conservative was published in 1960 and remain important today. The book is credited for sparking the modern conservative movement, which exploded with the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980.

4. The Conservative Revolution : The Movement That Remade America by Lee Edwards: The triumph of conservatism during the latter half of the 20th century is highlighted, and the four major figures who spearheaded the movement — Robert Taft, Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan and Newt Gingrich — are examined. Edwards makes no bones about his advocacy of conservatism, so don’t expect an overly-critical analysis on the ideology and its standard-bearers.

5. The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot by Russell Kirk: Insight is given into the worldview of conservatives and the basic tenants to which they subscribe by examining the thoughts of past conservative politicians — like John Adams and John C. Calhoun — and political thinkers like Alexis de Tocqueville and George Santayana.

6. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville: While spending nine months in America, Frenchman Tocqueville documented, as the title indicates, democracy in America and compared and contrasted it to European aristocracy, advocating its application to the French political system. His observations also lead him to speculate on democracy’s possible threats.

7. Founding Fathers: Brief Lives of the Framers of the United States Constitution Second Edition, Revised, by M. E. Bradford: The Constitution is the seminal document on which the organization of the US government is based, and its significance to conservatives certainly hasn’t diminished in the more than 220 years since it was ratified. Bradford provides biographical information about the 55 framers, delving into their personal philosophies pertaining to life and government, and how they were affected by factors like their environment, education and religion.

8. The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay: A staple of high school civics classes, The Federalist Papers should be a must-read for adults too. The writings of Hamilton, Madison and Jay serve as a reminder of how the government was intended to operate – with limitations on political power. Recent publications of their work typically include a section with the US Constitution, which provides background for their arguments.

9. Second Treatise of Government by John Locke: Politicians look to the Founding Fathers for guidance today in the same way the Founding Fathers looked to John Locke for guidance yesteryear. As a believer that all men are created equal, Locke’s (classically) liberal ideas were chastised during the 17th century by supporters of the status quo. He trusted human reason and decency, and our ability to govern ourselves. Certainly an admirable position to take.

10. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill: Mill warns the democratic world of the “tyranny of the majority,” in which the majority’s power can be used in an adverse manner to subjugate the minority. It’s a reminder that prevailing opinions may not always be the right opinions, so individuals shouldn’t have to succumb to power unless they’re incapable of self-sovereignty. In order for one to be truly free, he or she must be afforded the three essential components of liberty as described by Mill. A timeless read.

11.  The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents–The Definitive Edition (The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek, Volume 2) by F. A. Hayek: Written during a time when communism and fascism were taking hold, Hayek delivers the resounding message that extensive governmental control inevitably damages society. The Austrian-born philosopher and economist asserts that individual liberty and collectivism cannot coexist, contrasting the two governing philosophies. He is a major proponent of the free market economy, and therefore primarily emphasizes that economic planning is a recipe for failure.

12.  Human Action: A Treatise on Economics by Ludwig von Mises: Mises’ compelling advocacy of laissez faire capitalism is supported by his knowledge of fundamental human decision-making as it relates to economics. Mises challenges the components of collectivism that were so widely accepted during the time Human Action was published in 1949, opposing concepts such as tribalism, irrationalism and positivism.

13. Free to Choose: A Personal Statement by Milton Friedman: Friedman makes a compelling case that explains why the free market is essential to preserving individual freedom. He argues against government intervention and Keynesian theory that encourages unnecessary spending. Published in 1980, the book addresses the economic problems encountered during the time – most of which still exist today – while providing feasible solutions.

14. Modern Times Revised Edition: The World from the Twenties to the Nineties by Paul Johnson: The 20th century was marred by two major world wars, the emergence of ruthless dictators, collectivism and historians who narrowly depicted the events. Johnson opts to study the people who influenced the times – including Hitler, Satlin, Lenin, Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower – from a conservative perspective. Modern Times is unabashedly provocative.

15. Black Rednecks and White Liberals by Thomas Sowell: Sowell broaches a topic that many critics try their best to avoid, hypothesizing that the problems within black culture can be traced back to its emulation of white Southern redneck culture. He also describes the achievements of Chinese and Jews in America, and their cultural emphasis on education and family.

Stand Together When the Time comes

The wolves are at the door!!

Breitbart.com: The Economist/YouGov survey asked respondents in a series of polls last week which female candidate not named Hillary Clinton they would want to run for president.

Palin is first in the national survey with 9%, followed by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and former Secretary of State and National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice with 8%. Michelle Obama is fourth with 2% of the vote.

In other national polls, Palin has the highest favorability rating among Republican presidential primary voters. If she does not run in 2016, her influence and potential endorsement could tip the GOP presidential contest that may be the most split in the last 40 years.

2016 – The Election of the First Female President of the United States?

RNC Chairman Says Hillary 2016 Candidacy is Set… And Female Presidency Will be the Carrot

Palin Derangement Syndrome Revisited

James Delingpole: God, I wish Sarah Palin would stand for president??

The Case for a Palin Candidacy for President in 2016

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PALIN STICKER

Join the Movement… Palin-Cruz 2016@PalinCruz_2016 – #PalinCruz2016

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And Join in on Twitter at @AskMarion @JustOneMorePet and @PalinCruz_2016  #PalinCruz2016 Governor Sarah Palin tops a national poll of female candidates that Americans want to run for president

About Ask Marion

I am a babyboomer and empty nester who savors every moment of my past and believes that it is the responsibility of each of us in my generation and Americans in general to make sure that America is as good or even a better place for future generations as it was for us. So far... we haven't done very well!! Favorite Quotes: "The first 50 years are to build and acquire; the second 50 are to leave your legacy"; "Do something that scares you every day!"; "The journey in between what you once were and who you are becoming is where the dance of life really takes place". At age 62 I find myself fighting inoperable uterine Cancer and thanks to the man upstairs and the prayers from so many people including many of my readers from AskMarion and JustOneMorePet... I'm beating it. After losing our business because of the economy and factors related to the re-election of President Obama in 2012 followed by 16-mos of job hunting, my architect-trained husband is working as a trucker and has only been home approximately 5-days a month since I was diagnosed, which has made everything more difficult and often lonely... plus funds are tight. Our family medical deductible is 12K per year for two of us; thank you ObamaCare. But thanks to donations from so many of you, we are making ends meet as I go through treatment while taking care of my father-in-law who is suffering from late stage Alzheimer's and my mother-in-law who suffers from RA and onset dementia as well as hearing loss, for which there are no caretaker funds, as I continue the fight here online to inform and help restore our amazing country. And finally I need to thank a core group of family, friends, and readers... all at a distance, who check in with me regularly. Plus, I must thank my furkids who have not left my side through this fight. You can see them at JustOneMorePet.
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