The Foundational Patriot

Welcome to The Foundational Patriot!! Hopefully, this will be a place of open discussion about the United States of America. As well as, the threats that it faces from without and from within. While not every point of view will be agreed with, all will be accepted. All topics are open to discussion. But, you are expected to be respectful of others that visit here. Thank You for visiting, now let's have fun.

Saturday, October 08, 2005


Michelle Malkin Is Apparently To Upset To Write Her Own Views About The Nobel Prize Committee!

But she does link to some folks with really good points.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Was The Recent Oklahoma Suicide Bombing An Islamic Plot?

The Jawa Report thinks it was.

Here's something very interesting from The Jawa Report, "Hinrichs seems to have converted to Islam and attended a nearby Islamic center. However, the persident of the University of Oklahoma Muslim Studeant Associoation denies that Hinrichs was a Muslim. Other witnesses, though, claim Hinrichs was a frequent visitor of the mosque". Also very interesting/scary is this, "The ISNA linked may have been the same one attended by Zacharias MOUSSAOUI".

Big hat tip to Little Green Footballs.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Islam's True Plans Are Revealed!

At FirstPost By Scott Atran:

A chilling message for the infidels

Just six weeks before last Saturday's terrorist atrocity in Bali, in a jail cell in Jakarta, I interviewed Abu Bakar Bashir, the alleged spiritual leader of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), al-Qa'eda's main ally in the region, and the group on which western attention is focused in the hunt for culprits.

Scott Atran:What can the West, especially the US, do to make the world more peaceful?
Abu Bakar Bashir: "They have to stop fighting Islam. That's impossible because it is sunnatullah [destiny, a law of nature], as Allah has said in the Koran. If they want to have peace, they have to accept to be governed by Islam".

(Hat Tip: Charles at Little Green Footballs)

Massachusetts Moves In The Right Direction On Compensation For Teachers.

Teacher Merit Pay Tied to Education Gains

Published: October 4, 2005

BOSTON, Sept. 29 - Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts has a bold plan to improve public education in his state. It involves new laptops for students, new science and math teachers and, the most ambitious component of all, merit pay tied to classroom performance that could add $5,000 or more to a teacher's annual salary.

Of course, the teacher's union doesn't think pay for performance is a good idea.

"Mostly, they object to his merit pay system, calling it exclusionary and potentially dangerous for pitting teachers against each other".

Um, competition in the workplace. Well we can't have that, not in a free market economy. You be the judge, but it sounds like a good idea to me. Maybe we'll get some motivated teachers that will do what it takes to actually TEACH. For too long, teacher's have complained that they should be paid a higher salary. Now they have that opprotunnity, but they will have earn it.

This Is Just Weird!

Billboards urge tourists to visit Alaska 'B4UDIE'

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A new billboard campaign is reminding would-be tourists that someday it really could be too late to visit the northern frontier.