Tagged: America

President Reagan’s 1984 Memorial Day Address

“Through their deeds, the dead have spoken more eloquently for themselves than any of the living ever could.  [The living] can only honor them by rededicating ourselves to the cause for which they so willingly gave a last full measure of devotion.”

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Former State Rep. Fred Smith: “I’m the Tim Tebow of State Representatives.”

ImageRemember State Rep. Fred Smith from West Memphis?  He’s the former Harlem Globetrotter who was convicted of felony theft & resigned from the Arkansas House last year.  Well, he’s decided to take a play out of the Washington Generals’ playbook and give it another go, despite all the odds.

Smith filed for re-election just before the state’s deadline last Thursday.  You can imagine the media circus this has triggered.

On Friday, Smith reportedly told reporters he is running for re-election to “clear my name & give God all the glory.”  He stopped just short of calling himself the Messiah, choosing rather to characterize himself as the sports world’s biggest faith hero:

I’m the Tim Tebow of state representatives.

When asked which judge would be reviewing Smith’s appeal to have his conviction expunged, Smith quipped,

God.  God is handling the case.

I guess we will wait & see how God rules.

Nic Horton

Congressman Assaults Student Reporters

This student video went up early today from Washington.  It features Congressman Bob Etheridge (D-NC) assaulting a student journalist for asking him “Do you support the Obama agenda?”

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“God Is In This Movement.”

Tonight I was very blessed to attend a private reception with Mr. Herman Cain, keynote speaker for tomorrow’s “Defending The American Dream Summit,” hosted by American’s For Prosperity – Arkansas.

Mr. Cain visited with us individually before making some comments & hosting Q&A.  Below are some of my tweets from tonight, featuring some of his best quotes from his speech [in reverse chronological order].

Herman Cain grew up in a low-income family, living in a south Georgia duplex.  He & his brother slept on cots in the kitchen.  His father was a barber, janitor, & chauffeur, working all three jobs just to get by.  Cain cites his dad’s work ethic & determination as a driving force behind his own success.  “My dad had two goals in life.  The first goal was to own a house.  The second goal was for me to be the CEO in the back of his limousine.”   Herman went on to be CEO of Godfather’s Pizza & Burger King.  He also served as Vice President of Pillsbury.

Cain says the only thing he has failed at in life is retirement–he’s failed three times.  After leaving the business world briefly, Cain is now a popular conservative talk-show host.  According to his comments tonight, he is considering a run for the White House in 2012.

One of the most moving stories that Mr. Cain shared tonight is featured here in this video.  One week ago tonight, Mr. Cain was in Douglas County, Georgia speaking at a TEA Party rally.  Lewis had the last question of the night:

Cain’s story and comments tonight are too inspiring & frankly too powerful to be fully conveyed through an article.  He’s a real example of the American Dream and we are honored to have him in Little Rock with us this weekend.

I will be tweeting my thumbs off from the Summit all day tomorrow.  Follow me at twitter.com/NicholasHHorton for live updates.

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The Arkansas Patriot is a conservative organization dedicated to equipping citizens with the truth, insuring transparent government, and encouraging citizens to question their government boldly.  The editor can be reached at arkansaspatriot@gmail.com Follow The Patriot on Twitter and Facebook.

27 Anti-A&P Tax Signs Unearthed On City Property – UPDATE: Police Report Attached

Early this morning, many concerned citizens alerted The Patriot that their “Vote Against the A&P Tax Signs” had been stolen out of their yards during the night.

Around 11:30 a.m., 27 anti-A&P Tax signs were unearthed at a local Searcy park.  The signs were buried in a mud volleyball pit that is maintained by the city.  Searcy Police Chief Kyle Osborne was alerted and came to the scene.  Attorney for the Searcy Friends of the Voters Greg Niblock was also present.

View the police report here.

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Reader: “A&P Commission is Redundant, Unnecessary.”

Letter to the Editor

“Dear Editor of The Arkansas Patriot,

We do not need an A&P tax to promote Searcy. We already pay city property and sales taxes, a portion of which are used to promote Searcy and attract visitors, new business, and new residents. Our Chamber of Commerce fulfills a similar role, and although it isn’t primarily taxpayer funded, it has “nearly 650 businesses working to accomplish what is best for Searcy,” according to the city website.

In addition, we pay 2% sales tax on tourist-related goods and services to the state to help fund the AR Department of Parks and Tourism and its twelve regional tourism associations including the Greers Ferry Lake & Little Red River Association (http://www.greersferrylake.org/content) which oversees the region in which we live. The Arkansas Hospitality Association, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to help promote Arkansas and its communities. Their “Welcome to Arkansas” program could address some of our promotion needs with little to no cost (http://www.arhospitality.org/welcome-to-arkansas).

Furthermore, Mayor Belinda LaForce has pointed out that our tax burden in Searcy has been relatively low for many years. That is an excellent selling point for attracting not only travelers and shoppers but also new business and new residents. A tax increase damages that promotion point. Continue reading