"Know your enemy."

It's a fundamental military idea passed down by Chinese warrior Sun Tzu, Philosopher Machiavelli and President Abraham Lincoln, which can help us with many of the issues we are facing today.

First, ACORN's potential threat to bring America down into a welfare state: The more we know about their friends, the better idea we have of what they may actually be up to.

Then, China is warning the Federal Reserve about printing money. When are we going to understand that the Chinese mean business and that we need them way more than they need us?

And finally, we must know the enemy within; those who would seek to eliminate local and state's rights, in favor of an all-powerful progressive federal government. We must recognize their motivations in all their forms.

As Sun Tzu said: "If you know both yourself and your enemy, you can come out of hundreds of battles without danger."

I know we can make it out of these battles without danger, but it all depends on how much we know.

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