American Federalist Journal
Friday - November 28, 2014


Thanksgiving Day Proclamation
President George Washington, 1789

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me "to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:" ...



Ferguson Obscures Much Bigger Problems in the 'Black Community'
Larry Elder  Google Blog Search Tweet

From the very beginning, this was much ado about an aberration, a tragic aberration to be sure, but an aberration ...



Elite Contempt for Ordinary Americans
Walter E. Williams  Google Blog Search Tweet

Jonathan Gruber, MIT economist and paid architect of Obamacare, has shocked and disgusted many Americans. In 2013, he explained to a University of Pennsylvania audience: "This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure (the Congressional Budget ...



What Obama's Ferguson Sermon Left Out
Michelle Malkin  Google Blog Search Tweet

In his 967-word statement to the nation about the Ferguson grand jury decision on Tuesday night, President Obama devoted precisely one sentence to the risks and sacrifices police officers make to keep the ...



We Have a Moral Divide, Not a Racial One
Dennis Prager  Google Blog Search Tweet

As we await protests and riots scheduled for Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere if a grand jury in Missouri does not indict the white officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, a black teenager, a little moral clarity is called ...



Beware of Our Betters
Thomas Sowell  Google Blog Search Tweet

Jonathan Gruber's several videotaped remarks about the gross deceptions that got ObamaCare passed in Congress should tell us a lot about the Obama administration. And the way that the mainstream media hesitated for days to even mention what ...



Bad News Continues to Roll In for Obamacare Nightmare
David Limbaugh  Google Blog Search Tweet

Whatever we do, let's not allow ourselves to be distracted from the continuing nightmare of Obamacare by the other nightmare of President Obama's latest abuse of power in furtherance of a terrible policy decision -- this time on ...



Sticks in Spokes
Mona Charen  Google Blog Search Tweet

During the 2012 campaign, President Obama often resorted to his favorite substitute for thinking: ridicule. Before enthusiastic audiences (who were assured his reelection would spell a thriving economy and a revived middle class), the president ...



A Small Man in a Big Office
Kevin D. Williamson  Google Blog Search Tweet

My mother was, in her modest way, an Ayn Rand villain, someone who lived by the moral principle that John Galt mockingly summarized: "It is your need that gives you a claim to rewards." She believed that being poor gave one a warrant to exploit ...



Alinsky Does Amnesty
Andrew C. McCarthy  Google Blog Search Tweet

President Obama is an Alinskyite.‚Äč ...



Barack Obama, American Caudillo
Rich Lowry  Google Blog Search Tweet

To think that President Barack Obama has taken the oath of office four times (through accidents of circumstance, twice each time he was elected). Taking the oath must have become such old hat that he stopped paying attention. ...



Gruber and Obama's Big Lie
Jonah Goldberg  Google Blog Search Tweet

I understand we've turned the page to the next controversy - Obama's unconstitutional immigration pander - but I'd like to dwell a little longer on the previous travesty. ...



The Climate-Pact Swindle
Charles Krauthammer  Google Blog Search Tweet

Historic. Such is the ubiquitous description of the climate agreement recently announced in Beijing between Barack Obama and Xi Jinping in which China promised for the first time to cap carbon emissions. ...



"Bracing" for Violence in Ferguson
Heather Mac Donald  Google Blog Search Tweet

Beleaguered store owners in Ferguson, Mo., are boarding up their shop windows again; police departments throughout the area are purchasing riot gear; and the governor of Missouri has declared a state of emergency, a condition precedent to ...



A White House Mass Pardon for Identity Thieves
Michelle Malkin  Google Blog Search Tweet

President Obama is poised to show his "compassion" this week by granting work cards to an estimated five million illegal immigrants through an imperial executive order. As for the vast, untold number of law-abiding citizens whose identities have ...



Obama vs. Us
Walter E. Williams  Google Blog Search Tweet

Suppose you saw a person driving his car on the wrong side of a highway, against the traffic. Would you call him a stupid and/or incompetent driver? You say, "Williams, what kind of question is that? Of course he's one or the other!" I'd say, "Hold ...



Just Don't Call It Islamic
Mona Charen  Google Blog Search Tweet

The Islamic State beheaded another American this week. The Obama administration's response revealed its stubborn determination to deny reality. Peter Kassig was a former Army Ranger and emergency medical technician who was moved by the suffering of ...



Poverty Causes Crime?
Dennis Prager  Google Blog Search Tweet

One of the first clues that this Columbia-educated, liberal, Democrat, New York Jew had that there was something wrong at the heart of progressive/left-wing thought was when I read and was taught over and over that "poverty causes ...



A Legacy of Liberalism
Thomas Sowell  Google Blog Search Tweet

Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said there were "phrases that serve as an excuse for not thinking." One of these phrases that substitute for thought today is one that depicts the current problems of blacks in America as "a legacy of ...