Democracy in America (De la démocratie en Amérique), Author: Alexis de Tocqueville.
By Paul Roderick Gregory – American exceptional-ism is the notion that the United States occupies a unique position in the world, offering opportunity and hope to others by its unique balance of public and private interests and constitutional ideals of personal and economic freedom. The phrase, often attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville in his 1835 Democracy in America, offers Romney an opening wide enough for a truck: If America is exceptional, why must we fundamentally transform it as Obama promises?
While Europeans take for granted a powerful, intrusive state, the U. S. Constitution protects citizens and their property from an over reaching state. The focus of the U.S. Constitution is the individual and the inherent rights the state cannot take away (what Obama calls “negative liberties”). more> http://tinyurl.com/d7oarwt
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Tagged Alexis de Tocqueville, Barack Obama, Bill of Rights, Democracy in America, Economic freedom, First Amendment, Government, United States, United States Constitution
English: U.S. Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and Richard Nixon at the dedication of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Français : Présidents américains Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush et Richard Nixon à la bibliothèque Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Judd Gregg – There probably hasn’t been a presidential election since the contest between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan in which the outcome — the current that will carry the nation forward — will have such a dramatically different impact or involve such a fundamental reshaping of how we are defined.
This is an election where the nature and purposes of the candidates have converged with a flow of events in such a way that the winner could easily deliver a change that will alter our course and form our national character for years to come.
We are moving into an extraordinarily unsettled world. more> http://tinyurl.com/cbpsgf3
PRNewswire/MarketWatch – Beginning today (June 12, 2012), Bay Area residents can see network enhancements in the San Francisco Bay Area by simply visiting the new “focus: San Francisco Bay Area” microsite. Updated weekly, the microsite provides an unparalleled view, unlike any other in the industry, of what AT&T is doing to enhance the customer experience.
In addition to the San Francisco Bay Area, AT&T has created microsites for: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, South Florida, St. Louis, Tampa-St. Petersburg and Washington, DC. All sites are accessible at the “focus: AT&T” landing page. more> http://tinyurl.com/6vagl5l
SIEMENS – Siemens has produced the first batch of its new 75 meter long B75 rotor blades. They will be installed on the second prototype of Siemens’ 6-MW offshore wind turbine, which will be erected in the second half of the year in Denmark‘s Østerild Test Station. The 75 meter long B75 Quantum Blade demonstrates tremendous strength at a low weight and, thanks to its unique airfoils, offers superior performance at a wide range of wind speeds. If the B75 Quantum blade were produced using traditional technology, it would be 25-50 percent heavier. Heavy blades are subject to higher loads and require stronger nacelles, towers, and foundations.
As the only producer of wind turbines, Siemens manufactures rotor blades in one piece without glue joints, using the patented IntegralBlade process. more> http://tinyurl.com/c5d7zov
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Tagged Denmark, Energy, Industrial economy, List of offshore wind farms, Renewable energy, Siemens, Turbine, Wind turbine
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