"I was bold in the Pursuit of Knowledge, never fearing to follow Truth and Reason to whatever results they led and bearding every authority which stood in their way" ~ Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Don’t Fade Away – Soft Tyranny, RINO’s, and Ronald Reagan (Part Three)

Exclusive to The Bold Pursuit – a series by Sandy Stringfellow

If Conservatism is on the ascendancy, as it would appear, then it’s time to buckle up and put the pedal to the metal; time to put up or shut up, because we probably aren’t going to get another chance to turn our country around.

We, as a nation, have already succumbed to the firm “iron fist/velvet glove” grip of a “soft tyranny”; the transitional stage of King Barry’s quiet counter-revolution, and the pipers path to a sinister destination that’s apparently difficult for many American citizens to fully comprehend.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Don’t Fade Away – Liberals, Conservatives and the New Media (Part Two)

Exclusive to The Bold Pursuit – a series by Sandy Stringfellow

The Democrats have no compunction about lying, cheating, bribing, stealing, and using whatever form of illegal and immoral behavior is necessary to place their candidates in elected office.
There are numerous examples of Democrat Party lineage using these tactics to influence elections throughout recent American history. Republicans are certainly not without blame, but Democrats make the Republicans look like pikers when it comes to election fraud. 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Don’t Fade Away – George Soros and the Mainstream Media (Part One)

Exclusive to The Bold Pursuit – a series by Sandy Stringfellow

Articles have begun to appear in the mainstream media that portray Democrat Party loyalists as shaking in their boots, quivering in nervous anticipation of a projected Republican landslide in the House of Representatives this November, based upon unprecedented voter turnout predominantly generated by the sour mood of our nation.

Nothing would be more satisfying than to witness a Conservative landslide victory in the House and Senate, a human tsunami of registered voters consisting of Republicans, New Conservative Democrats, and Independents, forming a groundswell of momentum to begin undoing the devastating effects of “change” from our previous elections in 2008.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Why Politics as Usual Will Sink America … Part Two

JWT’s Journal: Why We Keep Electing the Same Politicians 
by John Wayne Tucker
In the previous article, we discussed how politicians want to make everything good on their watch; therefore, they are to the point of borrowing our lifestyle from other countries and printing money at unprecedented levels.

Why do we keep electing politicians who behave this way? There are many answers to that question. First, it goes back to the complacency of the people. Many assume that the incumbent is the natural choice for election. After all, he already has the job; therefore, he must have experience. He made contacts and connections which allow him to be able to carry out the job effectively. Of course, what the average voter does not realize is that those connections and contacts are often a developed relationship of backroom deals and agreements of mutual support regardless of the consequences. While this kind of collaboration to accomplish goals can be a good thing, it stops being a good thing when it means that the politician has to sacrifice his values to accomplish the compromise.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Tribute to a Patriot …

In the early days of The Bold Pursuit, a group of friends gathered, fellow conservatives, who shared the excitement and promise of creating a special place to give voice to the issues of the day and express devotion to their country.

We were united in a mutual objective; a patriot’s dream of reversing the dangerous course that leaders and lawmakers set us upon and envisioning a place where those with similar views could interact and inspire each other.

While we parted ways before realizing this dream as a group, our efforts did not cease as we separately pursued our goals.

One member of our group, Toni, Rok or Red Diva – by whatever name she was known to you – was an indefatigable and outspoken advocate for conservative issues.

This patriot, who worked so hard and wrote so boldly in her quest to serve her country, completed her mission yesterday, September 24, 2010. She is now on permanent leave … to the arms of her Savior, a rest well-earned.

We wish Toni everlasting peace, a comfortable chair on a sunny porch and chilled glasses of lemonade in her Paradise. We hope she will keep all of us in her prayers (and we know she will) as we continue our missions … for our country and our freedoms.

Thank you, Toni, for being part of our lives and sharing our dream.


Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Friday, September 24, 2010

Culture Wars ... from The Patriot’s Notepad

The Bold Pursuit presents a new feature, The Patriot’s Notepad. We are proud to publish the candid and unedited wisdom of fellow citizens who wish to express their thoughts and views on America’s political landscape.
Culture Wars

by Robert Arvay

America has always had cultural struggles. Our very beginning as a nation resulted from a political dispute with Great Britain that was not merely political and economic, but also, to a large extent, cultural and philosophic. While the American Founders held certain “truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights,” the British had a very different view, which held that kings have a “divine right of rule,” and that the general public must always obey the king.

Perhaps our most monumental cultural war was over slavery, an issue that divided the nation for decades, even before the Civil War began.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Why Politics “As Usual” Will Sink America … Part One

JWT's Journal ... by John Wayne Tucker

People have become rather complacent about the operation of our country over the decades. Of course, there are the few who have begun to wake up, but even they are not always certain about the real problems; but rather, simply know that there is a problem. The fact remains, however, that most people are content with the operation of America. As long as they have a job (even if it doesn’t pay what it used to pay), a car (even if it is not as big and luxurious as it used to be), and can afford to eat out and enjoy entertainment and toys, they are happy.

Politicians have certainly figured out the formula that keeps them in office and keeps them collecting huge benefits from being there. The formula is simple actually. Just make sure that the people are content and that the economy is perceived as being good. So the politician takes the position that he wants everything to be good on his watch. What happens after those politicians are gone is the concern of another group of politicians who have inherited all of the problems from the previous group but wants the same formula for their watch.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Tea and Sour Grapes – This is No “Party” …

by Clio
“The Republican Party is in a "deep civil war" casting a message of "moderates, keep out," Democratic National Committee Chairman and former Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine said after the electoral upset in Delaware.
Let’s hope DNC Chairman Kaine’s statement is a wake-up call for all those hoping for GOP victories in November. It’s time for all those who wish to unseat Obama Democrats and RINO’s (Republicans In Name Only) to come together in support and unity.

Political Moves: O’Donnell Takes Castle

Christine O’Donnell, running for U.S. Senate, won her primary against 40-year Delaware political veteran Mike Castle on September 14, making O’Donnell the cause célèbre in political news this week. The Tea Party Express candidate’s win, considered an “upset,” provoked jeers from the political cognoscenti who pronounced O’Donnell as “unelectable.”

Many of those predicting O’Donnell’s downfall were Republican politicians and commentators, much to the delight of Democrats, locally and nationally. Instead of immediately backing the Delaware candidate, the Republicans, initially, rejected her.

Rep. Michael Castle, refuses to endorse O’Donnell, saying he needs time to recover from personal attacks received during the hard-fought campaign. He also blamed former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s for providing the "attention [and] publicity" that gave O’Donnell the edge she needed to win the race. Sen. Jim DeMint, SC, also supported O’Donnell in her bid for the nomination.

However, Rep. Castle states that he will not endorse the Democratic nominee, New Castle County Executive Chris Coons, unlike Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava who pulled out of the primary race in November 2009 for New York’s 23rd Congressional district after Doug Hoffman, running as an Independent and endorsed by Sarah Palin, surged ahead of her in the polls.

In what seemed to be a vindictive hissy fit after quitting the race, moderate Scozzafava threw her support to Democrat Bill Owens. Hoffman lost that election by four points and one can only speculate if Scozzafava’s actions cost Hoffman the election and Republicans a seat in Congress.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Missouri, Arizona, States’ Rights and the Civil War … JWT’s Journal

The Bold Pursuit is pleased to present our first JWT's Journal, a column by John Wayne Tucker, former candidate for U.S. Congress, Missouri, Minister and Teacher.

On August 3, 2010, Missouri joined Arizona in the move to take back America and prevent the federal government from cramming things down their respective state throats. Missouri passed by an overwhelming margin a law called Prop C which allows the people of Missouri to opt out of Obamacare or opt into it. Prop C gave the choice to the citizens of the state of Missouri, not the federal government. This was an extreme statement regarding the attitude in Missouri regarding States’ Rights. In Arizona, of course, they passed SB1070, an extensive protection against illegal immigration. They did this because the federal government refused to carry out their obligations to protect the states from invasion. This could also be interpreted as a States’ Rights vote by the people of Arizona. Not only was it a requirement for their survival, but it made a strong statement that a state has the right to protect itself against invasion whether the federal government is willing to do so or not.

Both of these laws have been applauded and railed against throughout the United States and even in other countries. The federal government and Mexico have filed suit against Arizona for its law and the verdict is still out on Missouri’s objections.

Monday, September 13, 2010

“You Might Be A Domestic Enemy (Of The United States) If …”

Sharron Angle is a candidate for U.S. Senate, Nevada, facing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the mid-term elections this November. The Bold Pursuit sm   offers a Patriotic Perspective about Candidate Angle from guest blogger, Jeanette Ward.

From The Washington Post:

“Sharron Angle is the national GOP's candidate in what is arguably the most high-profile Senate race in the country. On the day she announced her candidacy in 2009, Angle clearly and unequivocally agreed with a conservative radio host who claimed that there are "domestic enemies" and homegrown enemies" within the Senate and the Congress.

She has now been given three chances to disavow this claim or to state clearly that she doesn't agree with it. In all three cases, she's refused.

Angle's latest refusal came this morning, in response to aggressive questioning from ABC News' Jonathan Karl:

ABC NEWS: Do we have enemies of the country inside the walls of Congress?

ANGLE: Certainly people who pass these kinds of policies -- Obamacare, cap and trade, stimulus, bailout -- they're certainly not friends to the free market system.

ABC NEWS: So, what are they?

ANGLE: They're not friends.”

Sharron Angle is right. Let’s explore the idea that there might be “domestic enemies” within Congress.

You might be a domestic enemy if:

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Why Every American is a Victim of 9/11 …

by Clio

First, The Bold Pursuit offers our condolences to those most affected by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001: the families, friends and associates of the victims. We also wish to pay tribute to the first responders who taught us the true meaning of heroism.

Nine years after that dreadful morning, the Cordoba Initiative, led by Chairman Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, plans to construct a $100 million, 13-story Islamic center, including a mosque. Chairman Imam Rauf is quoted as saying, "I wouldn't say that the United States deserved what happened [on September 11th], but the United States policies were an accessory to the crime that happened.”

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Happy Labor Day!

With your participation and contributions, The Bold Pursuit will continue its quest to bring you the best of conservative opinions and observations in our ever-changing political drama. Please join us in celebration of the monumental accomplishments that are part of the American tradition of demanding and challenging occupations. We salute you, America, and aspire to a future of prosperity as we commemorate each and every Labor Day. God Bless America!  the Staff of The Bold Pursuit: Genevieve, Clio and Cynthia

Below is some food for thought to peruse as you enjoy your well-earned holiday:

"The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination." ~ Ronald Reagan

"Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day.  It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken." ~Bill Dodds

“A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

"Labor was the first price, the original purchase-money that was paid for all things.  It was not by gold or by silver, but by labor, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased."  ~Adam Smith