All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.

Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!


Activism on College Campuses

There are two stories about young people and free speech in the news today. One story I’ve been following, the other I hadn't heard. The first was a young man, Paul Trost, in his early 20’s, living in Brockton, Massachusetts. The second was a young women also a college student, who lived in Munich in 1943. Her name was Sophie Scholl.

It might seem a little over the top, at first, to compare the Chappaquiddick Kidwith a Nazi war protester. Sophie Scholl was guaranteed to have the police arrest her. Mr. Trost was only faced with the police questioning him, ‘possible disciplinary action’ and the scorn of the half-wit intelligentsia at his community college.

Consider the outcome if people stood up for what they knew to be right. If Germans had called BS in the 1930’s, what might have happened? Instead of speaking up, they shouted out for “more jobs”, “free education” and building the national empire.

There will always be a power provocateur willing to trade the people's votes for personal power. They will promise the leftist utopia of material blessing from the hands of bureaucratic benefactors. Instead of heaven on earth they will deliver hell.

These young people must be fans of Aaron Tippin, if not his actual work, the sentiment expressed.

Now Daddy didn't like trouble, but if it came along
Everyone that knew him knew which side that he'd be on
He never was a hero, or this county's shinin' light
But you could always find him standing up
For what he thought was right

Now we might have been better off or owned a bigger house
If Daddy had done more givin' in or a little more backing down
But we always had plenty just living his advice
Whatever you do today you'll have to sleep with tonight

Now I know that things are different than they were in Daddy's days
But I still believe what makes a man really hasn't changed

You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything
You've got to be your own man not a puppet on a string
Never compromise what's right and uphold your family name
You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything

I’d love to be in the Senate when Ted Kennedy walks in, and hear “REMEMBER CHAPPAQUIDDICK!”

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