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Should Government Have Any Say about How Many Children You Have?

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

 None, period.  It is none of their business.  If they say anything, it would be to commend couples (married) who have several children.  That would fit the government's job description.  The purpose of civil authority is to catch the crooks and punish (not correct) them and to praise those who do well.  For married couples to have several children is a praise worthy thing. 

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Drafting Women Means Equality in Slavery

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

[M]any of these same conservatives strongly and correctly oppose mandatory gun registration. In a free society you should never have to register your child or your gun.

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Scalia and the Constitution

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2016

"Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever." So advised a man who ought to know, William Howard Taft. After serving as President of the United States, Taft went on to serve - probably more effectively - as Chief Justice of the United States. But, if the Supreme Court goes on forever, justices do not.

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Obama and GOP Replacing Parents with Schools

Posted: Saturday, January 30th, 2016

Parents, beware - Big Brother is coming for your kids. Buried deep inside the mammoth "bipartisan" so-called "education" legislation approved last month, dubbed the "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA), is a radical expansion of what the statute refers to as "full-service community schools." 

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Why its Wrong to Target Muslims

Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

It is understandable why many agree with certain politicians' desire to have the government target Muslims in an effort to prevent acts of terrorism. Threats of murder are never good and Islam has a history of violence towards non-Muslims. But here are some moral and practical points to consider before acting on these fears.

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The Inherent Criminality of an Air Force

Posted: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Constant American bombing of much of the world ought to raise questions about the morality (if any) of air power, even if few Americans bother to confront them. (Indeed, many moral theorists would rather apply their theorizing and "intuitions" to runaway trolley cars than to the real-world problem posed here.)

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Scholars: Supreme Court's Marriage Decision is Invented Law

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2015

A large group of legal scholars says the Supreme Court "invented" a law allowing unnatural marriage - and that the only way to undo it is for Americans to resist the court's action.

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Government Permission to Work

Posted: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

I'm a lawyer, and I think legal licensing is an extraordinary scam. Let people choose an attorney, paralegal, legal secretary, or self-educated legal savant to help with their legal problem. Legal licensure is designed to protect lawyers more than consumers.

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Immigration and Government: A History

Posted: Thursday, July 30th, 2015

The immigration issue has once more bubbled to the surface in America because of the provocative statements and assertions by one of the Republication contenders for their party's presidential nomination.

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Always Invoke Your 4th Amendment Protection

Posted: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

On Tuesday the Court held in Rodriguez v. U.S. that suspects cannot be detained beyond the scope of a routine traffic stop for the sole purpose of performing a dog sniff. The 6-3 ruling is indeed a big win for the 4th Amendment. But our old friend and former-Flex Associate Director Scott Morgan emailed me a note about why this ruling is particularly special.

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Islamic Terrorists Meet the Second Amendment

Posted: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

It was a Garland, Texas traffic officer who this past Sunday ended with a .45 caliber Glock what would have been the first successful ISIS-inspired terrorist attack on American soil. Two hundred people could have been killed by two heavily armed terrorists but were saved by the actions of that officer. 

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Who Owns the North Pole?

Posted: Friday, April 24th, 2015

The battle for the North Pole is snowballing between national governments along the Arctic Circle, as they all have their eyes set on the vast natural resources residing in the Arctic region. Indeed, it's estimated the Arctic Ocean floor contains 22 percent of all unused oil and natural gas in the world - the largest remaining untapped concentration.

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Why the 14th Amendment Cannot Possibly Require Same-Sex Marriage

Posted: Monday, March 30th, 2015

The Supreme Court is about to decide if the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution requires the states to redefine marriage to include same-sex relationships. There are several reasons why the answer is no.

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No Fault Divorce: An Unsound Concept

Posted: Thursday, February 26th, 2015

As most people already know, no-fault divorce has been in play for many years, even decades.  It paved the way for an easy divorce. No longer could it be contested in court. Prior to this, there had to be sound reasons for a divorce, such as adultery or abandonment of one of the spouses. Today, nothing is necessary except enough money to file the papers and complete the process.

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A 10-Step Program for Constitutional Recovery

Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015

By now, you've likely read plenty about how the Constitution has been twisted to give the federal government power far beyond anything the Founders ever planned. You already know the dangers of an unchecked president, of a Congress that passes bills without reading them, of agencies that do what they want and of judges who believe in precedent over original meaning.

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Must Government Subsidize the Arts?

Posted: Saturday, December 27th, 2014

People who oppose Soviet-style collective farms, government subsidies to agriculture, or public ownership of grocery stores because they want the provision of food to be a private matter in the marketplace are generally not dismissed as uncivilized or uncaring. 

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IRS Publication 1 - The most important publication there is:The Taxpayer Bill of Rights

Posted: Friday, November 28th, 2014

The Internal Revenue Service recently revised Publication 1; otherwise known as The Taxpayer Bill of Rights. This is the most important IRS publication there is. When the IRS sends out letters to taxpayers regarding changes to the amount of taxes owed, or at the beginning of an audit, a copy of Publication 1 is included. Most people set this aside or throw it away without reading it. The Taxpayer Bill of Rights includes very important information about your rights when dealing with the IRS. Unfortunately, there are areas where the IRS needs improvements in implementing these rights.

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Stop Using the 1st Amendment to Defend your Freedom

Posted: Friday, November 28th, 2014

In late September, Pine Creek High School (Colorado) student Chase Windebank was called to the assistant principal's office and ordered to stop praying at school because of "separation of church and state."

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Without Government Schools, Would Most People Get Educated?

Posted: Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

This article is in response to a much-stated argument that "without government schools, most people wouldn't get an education". - Ed.

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If You Are Ever Charged with a Crime

Posted: Thursday, August 28th, 2014

I cringe to think how many times clients come into my office to discuss their criminal matter with me only to learn they have done possibly irreparable damage to their case.  I have found few people who are aware of their constitutional rights.

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Congresswoman "Threatened" by GOA's Larry Pratt

Posted: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Following publication of a blatant hit piece by Rolling Stone on Gun Owners of America (GOA) Executive Director Larry Pratt on July 14, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), representing New York City's boroughs of Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn, felt personally threatened, and called the cops.

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Life without Government Mandated Building Codes?

Posted: Friday, June 27th, 2014

As an architect who is also an anarcho-capitalist libertarian, I take every opportunity I get to share how libertarianism would have a positive impact on my industry.  The other day I was having a conversation with one of my engineer colleagues who asked me point blank, "How would we have safe buildings without building codes?"

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The Magna Charta and the Rule of Law

Posted: Friday, June 27th, 2014

799 years ago in June a band of English barons forced the despotic King John to grant rights to "all the freeman in our kingdom" in a document that became a catalyst for freedom for millions of people around the world.

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Ten Thoughts on the Second Amendment and Gun Control

Posted: Friday, May 30th, 2014

  I recently spoke on a panel at the Florida Liberty Summit in Orlando, Florida, about the Second Amendment and gun control. Because I have written many articles on these topics for Campaign for Liberty, the Tenth Amendment Center, LewRockwell.com, and the Future of Freedom Foundation, I thought it might be a good idea to reread them in order to be mentally prepared for any questions I would be asked by the moderator or the audience at the conference.

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Two Brothers in Search of Monsters to Destroy

Posted: Friday, May 30th, 2014

In celebration of the Fourth of July, 1821, John Quincy Adams delivered a speech before Congress that is famously titled, "In Search of Monsters to Destroy." Adams used the occasion to describe the foreign policy of the United States:

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State's Rights: The Liberal's Useful Tool

Posted: Friday, May 30th, 2014

There has been a growing movement to establish a national popular vote for presidential elections. 

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Abolish the ATF

Posted: Friday, May 2nd, 2014

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is under fire by Republicans and conservatives yet again. And for good reason.

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If I Must Sell, You Must Buy

Posted: Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

If I were a business owner, must I sell to you? If you answer yes, you must balance that requirement with your obligation to buy from me.

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The Destitute Woman and Legal Plunder

Posted: Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Imagine you and I are strolling down the street one fine day on our way to have a nice lunch and we come across a woman who is truly destitute.  She needs many things including food to feed her baby.  Imagine also that you just cashed a check and you know, and I know, that you have $200.00 in your pocket.

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Scalia: Constitution "Assumed Ambiguous by Self-Interested Presidents"

Posted: Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Solicitor General Donald Verrilli told Justice Antonin Scalia during oral arguments this week that while the Constitution's clear limit on presidential powers "looks unambiguous to you," it "has been the subject of contention… [and] thought to be ambiguous from the time of George Washington…to the present."

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Militarized Police: The Standing Army the Founders Warned About

Posted: Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Cops storm a house wearing masks covering their faces, dressed in military special forces-style black uniforms and battle helmets. They bust down the door using a battering ram, then rush the occupants, seizing and breaking one camera and preventing another from recording the remarkable scene.

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How to Balance the Budget

Posted: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

In a recent conversation, a member of Congress told me that he thought the original Constitution was flawed because it did not require a balanced federal budget. Therefore, he was in favor of a Balanced Budget Amendment and saw this as a way to limit the runaway spending of the Congress.

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Conservative Turned Down by Photographer for His Conservative Beliefs

Posted: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

I bet you haven't heard this story, and you're most likely not going to beyond a few "fringe" conservative news sources.

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Almost Orwellian

Posted: Friday, January 3rd, 2014

"Almost Orwellian" -- that's the description a federal judge gave earlier this week to the massive spying by the National Security Agency (NSA) on virtually all 380 million cellphones in the United States.

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Atheists: The Anti-Founding Fathers

Posted: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Atheists are obsessed with God - more so than many people of faith.

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Caught in the Conservative Trap

Posted: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Are You a Conservative? Do you consider yourself a liberal? If you find yourself using either of these terms when discussing your political worldview, you may have fallen into a trap.

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The Answer to the War on Terrorism

Posted: Friday, November 1st, 2013

A group of Americans associated with a larger, global terrorist network have set up training camps in remote areas of California and Washington. Reliable intelligence indicates that they are planning to carry out another deadly assault on targets in Muslim countries. Should they be successful, the attacks would undoubtedly result in the deaths of Muslim civilians.

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The President and the Power to Declare War

Posted: Friday, November 1st, 2013

"The Founding Fathers were, as in most things, profoundly right. That's why I want to be very clear: If the President takes us to [war] without Congressional approval, I will call for his impeachment… The Constitution is clear. And so am I." - Joe Biden, 2007

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"Liberty Amendments" Fight Will Revitalize the Grass Roots

Posted: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

On Tuesday Phyllis Schlafly declared that conservative authors (such as Mark Levin and his "Liberty Amendments") "are fooling themselves when they suggest that Article V creates a path to bypass Congress with a 'convention of states.'"

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A Nation of Rules

Posted: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Edward Lamar Young knew he should not be committing crimes of burglary, especially after he already had served time in Tennessee prison more than 15 years earlier for the same thing. He had promised to "go straight" after his 1996 release and pretty much had done so until 2011, when he "fell off the wagon" and stole some items from cars and a business warehouse.

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Economics for Boys and Girls

Posted: Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

TIME AND AGAIN we have been asked to devise economic instruction for the youngsters, the thought being that it's the oncoming generation that counts. And, just as often, we have shaken our heads, pleading ignorance of how to go about it.

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The Only Effective Weapon - Massive Disobedience

Posted: Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

"Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty, as cooperation with good." -Mahatma Gandhi

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What's Wrong with Domestic Workers' "Bill(s) of Rights"

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

California is debating a nanny state law-literally. A.B. 889, or The Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights, extends labor "protections" to those who work in the home of others to whom they are not related. They include nannies and health- or home-care providers.

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'The Extremists Are Coming; The Extremists Are Coming!'

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

"Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice! And . . . moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!" ~ Barry Goldwater, in speech written by Karl Hess

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Constitutional Right to Health Care?

Posted: Friday, June 21st, 2013

Well, it's time to school the left once again on what is in the Constitution. If only our public schools would actually TEACH, correctly, what is in it… Why is this, you ask? Well, apparently one of our illustrious Representatives, you know, the ones elected under that self-same Constitution, appear to have no idea what is in it! Shocking, I know.

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More Holes in the Fourth Amendment

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Here they go again. The Obama administration has asked its allies in Congress to introduce legislation that would permit the feds to continue their march through the Fourth Amendment when it comes to obtaining private information about all of us.

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Capitalism: Good or Bad?

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

I am amazed at the number of people that have actually swallowed the idea that there is something wrong with capitalism. I was helping out someone in their home one evening when they started bad-mouthing capitalism as if it was the cause of the present economic problems.

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Terrorist Found Because Freedom was Restored

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Only after the curfew in Watertown, Massachusetts, was lifted and alert resident David Hanberry went outside his home to get a smoke, according to news reports, did the case of the Boston Marathon bombing manhunt for suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev crack open. That was when Hanberry saw blood on the tarp of his dry-docked boat and called the police.

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Constitutional Learning at Sea Rejuvenates American Spirit

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Touring, ocean cruising, site seeing … and learning about the Constitution. That's my idea of a great vacation! And fortunately, that's the vacation that my sister and I had the opportunity to go on this past March.

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Gov't Funded Transportation Has Changed America

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

  Although critics on the left are very astute in describing the evils of present-day society, they usually fail to understand either the root of those problems (government intervention) or their solution (the operation of a freed market).

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The Federal Flood Insurance Fiasco

Posted: Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

  By almost any analysis, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)-the recipient of a $9.7 billion bailout in the wake of Hurricane Sandy-doesn't work. It is poorly conceived, it's terribly mismanaged, and it encourages harmful behavior.

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Standing Up To UnConstitutional Acts: It's Happening Now

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Imagine this nightmare scenario. In the not-too-distant future, Congress passes a draconian, UK-style ban on all weapons. Or, maybe the Senate does it through an international treaty.

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Need More Judges Like this Man

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

I received news from my aunt that the mother of a family I grew up with in Pittsburgh had just died. She was 87 years old. The O'Briens were our next door neighbors. After hearing the news, my mother, who will turn 91 in March, and I reminisced about the good times we had growing up with the O'Briens and other families on the street where we lived.

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Guns and Freedom

Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013

 The right of the people to keep and bear arms is an extension of the natural right to self-defense and a hallmark of personal sovereignty. It is specifically insulated from governmental interference by the Constitution and has historically been the linchpin of resistance to tyranny.

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The President's Executive Orders Regarding Gun Rights

Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013

 The following is a list, provided by the White House, of executive actions President Obama plans to take to address gun violence.                                                                              1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system.

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Robert Bork Remembered

Posted: Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

 On a dark February afternoon in 1988, 25 students in a U.S. Constitutional History class waited expectantly in a little-used dining hall on the campus of Grove City College (in Grove City, Pennsylvania) for a special guest lecturer to arrive. I was the professor in charge of that class. Through the doors of that meeting place came Judge Robert Bork, failed Reagan nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Armed School Guards Versus True Liberty

Posted: Monday, December 31st, 2012

Ron PaulThis is the world of government provided "security," a world far too many Americans now seem to accept or even endorse.  School shootings, no matter how horrific, do not justify creating an Orwellian surveillance state in America.

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What Are Private Property Rights?

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

As the battle to stop Sustainable Development grows, it is important that activists have clear definitions of their points as they deal with elected officials and planners who are making policy in their community. Below is a start in defining private property rights.

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Bastiat's "Chinese Story"

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

   There were in China two large towns, called Tchin and Tchan. A magnificent canal united them. The emperor thought fit to order enormous blocks of stone to be thrown into it for the purpose of rendering it useless.

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Private Property the Cure for Poverty

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

   Poverty. It's the excuse for nearly every government spending program. Help the poor. Tax the Rich. Get the 1%. How dare they get so wealthy while everyone else suffers!

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Does the First Amendment Allow Organizations to Discriminate?

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012

  The Augusta National Golf Club - where the Masters golf tournament has been played since 1933 - is in the news again, and not because Tiger Woods failed to earn a fifth green jacket.

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The Original First Amendment

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

AmericanVision.org             You know the First Amendment, right? It's the one about free speech, freedom of assembly, and freedom of religion, right?             Nope. I am talking about the First Amendment. That is, the original First Amendment. And it was not about these freedoms-vital as they are-but rather about adequate representation in Congress.

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Don't Call for an Ambulance

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

   The two recent high-profile and highly deadly shootings in the United States have been the occasion of much dialogue about "gun control."

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Forced Military Service Not Necessary nor Constitutional

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

  In a recent New York Times op-ed column, Thomas Ricks called for reinstating military conscription. He quoted Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who said at the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival, "I think if a nation goes to war, every town, and every city needs to be at risk. You make that decision and everybody has skin in the game."

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New Mexico Community Stands Up to Forestry Service

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012

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Attorney Promotes Elimination of Bar Exams

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012

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Ban the Public Library

Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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The Right to Refuse Service

Posted: Thursday, May 31st, 2012

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What Constitutes A Fair Trial

Posted: Thursday, May 31st, 2012

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The Man who Fired the Shot Heard 'Round the World

Posted: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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O'Reilly Understands Commerce Clause

Posted: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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The Weakening of Juries

Posted: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

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The Founders and Foreign Intervention

Posted: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

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House Shows Constitutional Hypocrisy

Posted: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

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The Founders View of Presidential Elections

Posted: Monday, March 5th, 2012

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Gun Rights Are Natural Rights

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2012

Indeed, the people have certain rights, natural ones with gun rights being one of them.  So before we are quick to constrain gun sellers and buyers because we sympathize with terrible incidences involving guns, let us first recognize that bearing arms is considered a moral and natural right, dating back centuries.

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What Is a Vice-President - And Why?

Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2012

"The office is haunted by the words of John Nance Garner, who served as VP (1933-1941) under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Garner is said to have declared that the vice-presidency as an office was "not worth a bucket of warm spit." No wonder so many people decline the honor of running."

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The American Nightmare That Is Civil Asset Forfeiture

Posted: Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Being innocent does not matter. Not being arrested or convicted of a crime is no protection. With amazing ease, the government can take everything you own. And to recover it, you must prove your innocence through an expensive and difficult court proceeding in which a severely lowered standard of evidence favors the government. This is civil asset forfeiture.

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Clarence Thomas' Constitution

Posted: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

"Justice Thomas' Constitution has clarity, consistency, and elegance.  It is the people's Constitution.  And, as Thomas Jefferson wrote, it is the chains that bind down government."

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Bill Would Change Electoral College Votes in Wisconsin

Posted: Thursday, November 10th, 2011

"MADISON - One Wisconsin lawmaker wants to change the Electoral College system in a drive that he says would give voice to voters left out by the long-standing winner-take-all vote count. But what would the Founding Fathers say? It depends."

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The Death Penalty Is a Miscarriage of Justice: It Should Be Abolished

Posted: Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

"The reality is that capital punishment in America is a lottery. It is a punishment that is shaped by the constraints of poverty, race, geography and local politics."--Bryan Stevenson, death row lawyer

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Was Freeborn John Tortured in Vain?

Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2011

"Today guarantees such as due process are often portrayed as encumbrances that threaten security or justice by shackling authorities who are hunting the heinous, like terrorists; the conflict is usually expressed as 'liberty versus security.'"

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"Decent People Should Not Obey Immoral Laws"

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

"Decent people should not obey immoral laws. What's moral and immoral can be a contentious issue, but there are some broad guides for deciding what laws and government actions are immoral. Lysander S. Spooner, one of America's great 19th-century thinkers, said no person or group of people can "authorize government to destroy or take away from men their natural rights."

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Constitution, Like Bible, Not Owned by Those in Authority

Posted: Monday, August 15th, 2011

"Let each of us learn the Constitution and apply it to our particular circumstances. We need to make those in office go by it, especially those who have sworn to uphold it. And if we will not do this, then we need to accept the fact that those in charge will generally abuse it. This is so true in Christianity in regards to the Bible. Why, most people in America have not even read through the Bible once, let alone know what it says about life, death, God and eternity."

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Does the Constitution Teach that Blacks are 3/5ths of a Man?

Posted: Saturday, July 30th, 2011

"Here's my hypothesis about people who use slavery to trash the Founders: They have contempt for our constitutional guarantees of liberty. Slavery is merely a convenient moral posturing tool as they try to reduce respect for our Constitution."

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Did America Have Christian Roots?

Posted: Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

"It was deemed peculiarly proper that the religion of liberty should be upheld by a free people." Congressman Meacham concluded: "Had the people, during the Revolution, had a suspicion of any attempt to war against Christianity, that Revolution would have been strangled in its cradle."

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Guerrilla Jurors: Sticking it to Leviathan

Posted: Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

"We must close with the enemy and battle him in every arena, including in the courtroom. Give Leviathan no safe place, no place to let down his guard, and instead take the fight straight to him in a place where he thought he was supreme and could not be defeated."

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Targeting Bin Laden Constitutionally - Letters of Marque and Reprisal

Posted: Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

"The Bush Administration identified the connection between the 911 attackers and OBL's Al Qaeda.  The Taliban, in control of Afghanistan, protected Al Qaeda and its leader OBL.  So, the Bush administration invaded Afghanistan in order to punish the Taliban and to capture or kill OBL."

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Property Rights and the Moral Hazard of Eminent Domain and Just Compensation

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

"This view of all human rights as property rights clears up any confusion regarding aggressive taking of rights by governments, individuals, or majorities. It also offers a defensible Natural Rights position across widespread issues. Eminent domain and "just compensation" are just the tip of a very big iceberg..."

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The Patent Bill Is Unconstitutional

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011

"One of the most valuable individual rights guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution is the right of 'inventors' to own 'the exclusive right' to their 'discoveries' for 'limited times.' This right was set forth in Article I, Section 8, years before the rights to freedom of speech and religion were added."

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SPOT, the TSA's Attack Dog on Free Speech

Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

"A person who is 'very arrogant and expresses contempt against airport passenger procedures' may be considered 'high risk' by the TSA under its Screening Passengers by Observation Technique (SPOT) program."

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Christian Conservatives and Randians

Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

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A Man's Home Is His Castle,' 250 Years Later

Posted: Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

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Should D.C. become a State?

Posted: Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

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Sen. Paul Says Tea Party Holds Power on Hill

Posted: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

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In His Own Words: A Radical Pro-Abortion President

Posted: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

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Can Government Save Us from Manmade Disasters?

Posted: Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

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For the Left, There Are No Sacred Texts

Posted: Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

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Andrew Higgins: Boat Builder of WWII

Posted: Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

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Theft by Government

Posted: Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

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The Coming Republican Civil War

Posted: Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Obama-GOP compromise splits establishment from Tea Party

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I Am a Proud Conspiracy Theorist

Posted: Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

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Minimum Wage Laws Harm the Poor

Posted: Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

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The Right to Travel

Posted: Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

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The Vanishing American

Posted: Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

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A Divided Congress is Good for America

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

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The Gold Standard Never Dies

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

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"Thank You for Your Service"

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

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Tax Cuts Won't Cut It

Posted: Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

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It Takes a Dad to Raise a Man

Posted: Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

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Breast Cancer Research Makes Me See Red

Posted: Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

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GOP, Don't Fool Us This Time

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

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The Value of Learning to Write

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

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Turnout, Not Polling, Will Determine 2010 Outcome

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

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10 Questions Separating Liberty Candidates From Counterfeits

Posted: Monday, October 11th, 2010

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Why Do We so Willfully Cover up the Failure of the War on Drugs?

Posted: Monday, October 11th, 2010

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A Baby's Hand

Posted: Monday, October 11th, 2010

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Top 10 Failures of ObamaCare After Six Months

Posted: Monday, September 27th, 2010

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This Year's Conservative Insurgency

Posted: Monday, September 27th, 2010

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A Black Man's Perspective

Posted: Monday, September 27th, 2010

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Vouchers are not the Answer

Posted: Monday, September 13th, 2010

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Does Glenn Beck Confuse Christianity?

Posted: Monday, September 13th, 2010

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Stephen Hawking or God: Who Do You Believe?

Posted: Monday, September 13th, 2010

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The Myth of Equality

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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Religious Leaders Make a Flawed Case for Mass Immigration

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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Why Billions of Bed Bugs are Biting

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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Long Live the Constitutionalist Sheriff

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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An American Hero: George Washington Carver

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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The Grinch Who Stole Conservatism

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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Why Missile Defense

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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The Separation of Law and Morality

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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The Right to Nothing

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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The Problem with Welfare as We Know it

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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Is The Tea Party Movement Destined For Failure?

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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A Tribute to Dr. Henry M. Morris

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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America's Obsession With Sports and Handouts

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

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It May Be Time for Arizona's State Militia

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

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America: The Best Place to be Poor

Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

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Newt is Not the Answer in 2012

Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

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GOP bailing on bailout supporters

Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

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The Founding Fathers, Political Civility and Journalism

Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

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Jesus Said

Posted: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

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SECULAR CONSERVATISM: A Critique of Rush Limbaugh

Posted: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

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Never Give Up Your Weapons

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

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Why Morals Should Matter to Conservatives

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

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Sarah Palin and the Multitude of Dummies

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

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Sarah Palin and the Multitude of Dummies

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

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The Supreme Court Lacks Diversity

Posted: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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What are We Becoming Morally?

Posted: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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The Charlie Brown Conservatives

Posted: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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The Bible: Embarrassing and True

Posted: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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In Star Spangled Spirit Tea Parties Will Prevail

Posted: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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Socialism vs. Corporatism

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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Where Do We Go fromHere?

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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Strike a Victory for Federalism: Eliminate the Public Schools

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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For True Conservative Victory, Simply Voting Republican Won't Do

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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End the Mandate

Posted: Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

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Mr. Torrey's Conversion - The Power of a Mother's Prayers

Posted: Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

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Road

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

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Shame on Everyone for Obamacare

Posted: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

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Ron Paul's People: The Real Conservative Movement - Followers of the Texas Congressman represent the real conservative movement.

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

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Insurance Is No Answer

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

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Dealing With Crime In and Out of Jail - An exclusive interview with Kathleen Clark

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

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5 Reasons Illegal Immigrants Shouldn't Be Given American Citizenship

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

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Reporting: Biased or Unbiased?

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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Liberal Paranoia About Christian Conservatives

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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The Sheriff - More Power Than The President

Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

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Do You Really Want Government Drilling for Oil?

Posted: Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

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Trump vs. Reagan: What is a Conservative?

Posted: Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

Trump's "definition" is, in short, anything but a picture of conservatism. To the contrary, what you just read is a picture of a non-conservative exploiting a conservative movement in order to try his hand at getting elected president via the Republican Party-the party of Reagan conservatism.

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Why Bunker Hill Veteran James Warren Opposed the US Constitution

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Following the hated Stamp Act of 1765, the British committed the Boston Massacre in 1770, firing into a crowd and killing five.

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Picking on Whistleblowers a Bad Idea

Posted: Saturday, February 27th, 2016

The process is under way to obtain justice for undercover citizen journalists who investigated the sale of aborted babies' body parts at Houston Planned Parenthood.

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Oregon Standoff: Isolated Event or Sign of Things to Come?

Posted: Saturday, January 30th, 2016

The nation's attention turned to Oregon this week when a group calling itself Citizens for Constitutional Freedom seized control of part of a federal wildlife refuge. The citizens were protesting the harsh sentences given to members of the Hammond ranching family. The Hammonds were accused of allowing fires set on their property to spread onto federal land.

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Trump and the Reality of Fascism

Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Donald Trump is on a roll, breaking new ground in uses for state power.

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Counties Position Themselves to Defy Supreme Court Ruling

Posted: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

It seems that several counties in Tennessee are standing fast to uphold Biblical marriage against the Supreme Court's illegal ruling to redefine it to include sodomites.

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The Local Solution to Global Police, Precrime and the War on Domestic 'Extremists'

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2015

Are you afraid that the government is plotting to confiscate your firearms?

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The Duty of Local Officials

Posted: Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Want to know why America has gone astray from its charter as envisioned by our founding fathers?

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Secret and Unlimited Bureaucracy

Posted: Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Big Gov and Big Biz. Are they holding hands, shaking hands, or boxing? It depends on the day and the issue. But while Big Biz hardly seems like a sympathetic character, Big Gov always has the upper hand.

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America Was Once Exceptional

Posted: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Conservatives love to talk about how exceptional America is. What nonsense. Apparently they don't know what the term "exceptional" means. It means unusual, uncommon, atypical, extraordinary, rare, or unprecedented.

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Are You Truly 'Pro-Choice'?

Posted: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

The defining feature of a free society is every individual enjoying the freedom to make choices, good and bad, within the law. Enjoying the liberty to make your own choices is highly valued. So political groups market themselves as supporting Americans' autonomy of choice.

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How Big Business Opposes Freedom

Posted: Friday, April 24th, 2015

I don't necessarily support the packaging of this essay at USA Today, but he makes some devastatingly good points I've tried to emphasize over and over in discussing things within the economy.

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Why Should the Government Deliver Mail?

Posted: Monday, March 30th, 2015

In a country where people extol the virtues of free enterprise, why is the U.S. government involved in the delivery of mail? After all, it would be difficult to find a better example of a violation of the principles of free enterprise than the U.S. Postal Service.

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Defending Homeschooling through the Courts

Posted: Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Part one of a series on the Home School Legal Defense Association

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The Benefits of No Zoning

Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015

I once knew a man who was finishing his basement so that his daughter and son-in-law could live there. I spent a lot of hours down there with a nail gun before the city planners nixed the project. My in-laws in Modesto, California, had to move out of their house into a mobile home on their own farm, because their kids needed a place to live. The law, for some reason, allowed them to put a mobile home there if seniors would be living in it, but not to accommodate a young family.

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The Hundreds: Jefferson's Forgotten Plan for Restoring a Failed Republic

Posted: Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Thomas Jefferson became one of my heroes when I was 13 years old. So you'd think I'd enjoy hearing people say good things about him, but very often, I don't. My reason is simple: the people who praise Jefferson seldom really understand him, and if they did, it's questionable that they'd like him. (Others try to get rid of him by trashing his reputation.)

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Freedom Politically Is Gone

Posted: Friday, November 28th, 2014

I could think of no other way to say it.  When we hear the word freedom and all the arguments about it, we are generally referring to political freedom.  This is the root issue in our country when this word and discussion comes up. 

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Adam Smith: Capitalism's Founding Father

Posted: Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Adam Smith, 18th-century philosopher and political economist, was born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, in 1723. Best known for his classic treatise An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, he is credited with establishing the discipline of political economics. The ideas put forward in his work represented a radical departure from the then-dominant economic policy and philosophy of mercantilism, which had held sway in Europe for three centuries.

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Sheriff Mack: "We're Taking Back America One County at a Time"

Posted: Friday, September 26th, 2014

In an exclusive interview with The New American, retired Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack (shown), founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA), highlighted the successes that members of his organization are having in resisting unconstitutional challenges by the federal government and declared that with these successes, "We are taking back America one county at a time!"

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What are Unalienable Rights?

Posted: Thursday, August 28th, 2014

There is a Creator God and He determines right and wrong, good and evil… not man. This is the most important foundational principle of law and justice. If this principle is not understood as absolute, undeniable truth, one could conclude that every principle in our founding charter, The Declaration of Independence is a lie.

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Campaign-Finance Corruption and Solution

Posted: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

A recent article in the New York Times goes a long way in explaining the reason for big money in federal elections. While the article detailed fundraising woes by longtime New York congressman Charlie Rangel, it indirectly explained what libertarians have long been saying what really needs to be done to address big-money corruption in congressional and presidential elections.

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Is ISIS a Legitimate State?

Posted: Friday, June 27th, 2014

This article examines the sources of funds of ISIS, to answer the question: Who funds ISIS? This serves as material to illustrate a bit about what ISIS teaches us about the nature of the state.

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The Mythology and Transformation of the Supreme Court

Posted: Friday, May 30th, 2014

  The Supreme Court's recent decision on prayer at government meetings reminds me that Supreme Court "season" is upon us. And for the next two months or so, we can expect to see the court decide on a variety of cases that can have profound impacts on the lives of citizens and non-citizens alike.

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Thomas Jefferson's Letter to the Danbury Baptists

Posted: Friday, May 30th, 2014

 Gentlemen, the affectionate sentiments of esteem and approbation which you are so good as to express towards me, on behalf of the Danbury Baptist association, give me the highest satisfaction. 

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George Washington's Proclamation of Neutrality

Posted: Friday, May 30th, 2014

Whereas it appears that a state of war exists between Austria, Prussia, Sardinia, Great Britain, and the United Netherlands, of the one part, and France on the other; and the duty and interest of the United States require, that they should with sincerity and good faith adopt and pursue a conduct friendly and impartial toward the belligerant Powers;

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The Four Walls of Godly Jurisdiction

Posted: Friday, May 2nd, 2014

 Let's talk for a just a minute about jurisdiction….  The Latin word "Juris" means "law" and "Dicto" means "I speak." So, if a person, or an institution has "jurisdiction" over a matter, it means that the person or the institution has the authority to speak, or to say, what the law is regarding the matter.

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Federal Legislation Can Be Stopped Locally

Posted: Friday, May 2nd, 2014

The United States of America began when moral, God-fearing men realized and acted on the realization that legislation put forth by Parliament and King George, III, was not, in fact, legal.

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"What good is it for citizens to have guns when the government has tanks?"

Posted: Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

From time to time, we see variations of comments like this one, pulled from one of our Facebook posts:

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Constitutional Sheriffs: Liberty's Brightest Light

Posted: Thursday, February 27th, 2014

If you are a lover of liberty in America today, you probably have gotten used to hearing and seeing "bad news."

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Pull Over "Obamacare", You Are Under Arrest

Posted: Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Imagine your adult son (let's call him Barry), comes to your home one Sunday afternoon.  He drives up in a new vehicle you haven't seen before and says, "Hey, dad, let me take you for a spin in my new car."

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Execution: Cruel and Unusual?

Posted: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

The recent execution of a condemned killer in Ohio has sparked "heavy criticism," according to an AP article. The attorney for Dennis McGuire, the convicted murderer, has called the execution "a failed, agonizing experiment" because of the use of a drug combination never tried in the U.S. Allen Bohnert, representing the McGuire family, elaborated on the length of time (over 20 minutes) it took for the drugs to produce death and the ensuing "agony and terror" suffered by McGuire. 

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Sustainability, Smart Growth, and Other Nightmares

Posted: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

There are only two jobs in America where you can "get-it-wrong" on a regular basis and still keep your job: weathermen and government.

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Does Protectionism Strengthen a Nation?

Posted: Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Probably the most successful conceptual error that is promoted by defenders of tariffs is this one: "Tariffs are good for the nation."

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What Happens When the Central Planners Fail?

Posted: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

When I was in college, my peers and I would have our makeshift debates in the dorm hallways, arguing about the fundamental problems with Marx and other prophets of the left.  We usually came to the conclusion that Marx just didn't understand the nature of man.  

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The Difference Between "Individual Rights" and "Privileges"

Posted: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Understanding the difference between "individual rights" and government provided "privileges" is as important as understanding the difference between freedom and slavery.

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Obama, NSA Spying and the Dangers of Secretive, Authoritarian Government

Posted: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

"The perception here is of a United States where security has trumped liberty, intelligence agencies run amok (vacuuming up data of friend and foe alike), and the once-admired "checks and balances" built into American governance and studied by European schoolchildren have become, at best, secret reviews of secret activities where opposing arguments get no hearing." - New York Times columnist Roger Cohen

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Two Forces that Work against You in a Jury Trial

Posted: Friday, November 1st, 2013

A few years ago I received a jury summons. And while I detest the barbaric "show up or else" aspect of it, I do appreciate juries as a last ditch measure against tyranny. (In fact, years ago I spent some time with Larry Dodge, the founder of the Fully Informed Jury Association, and I've been a fan ever since.)

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The War on Renters

Posted: Friday, November 1st, 2013

Ever rented an apartment or a house? If so, you were a "social problem." You undermined the health of your community. You caused crime and created nuisances. The fact that you did not actually commit any crimes, vandalize property or fail to pay the rent is irrelevant. Simply by being a renter you degraded the neighborhood.

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The Habeas Corpus Myth

Posted: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

We know many things about habeas corpus. We know that it goes back to the Magna Carta and that the U.S. Constitution affirmed this bulwark of Anglo-American liberty. We know that habeas prohibits jailing people without cause, and that it remained healthy throughout U.S. history, except during wartime, until George W. Bush's 2006 Military Commissions Act.

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The Hidden Power of the Jury

Posted: Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

In 1972, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (known popularly as "the D.C. Circuit") issued a sharply-split thirty-six-page decision in a case entitled United States v. Dougherty, 473 F.2d 1113 (D.C. Cir. 1972). 

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Bye-Bye 5th Amendment!

Posted: Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Supreme Court decides: anything you don't say can and will be used against you 

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Should Crime be Prevented or Punished?

Posted: Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

In the wake of 9/11, the American civil government produced one of the most anti-constitutional laws ever to be passed: the USA PATRIOT Act. More about that and the misuse of the term "domestic terrorism" here. 

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Zimmerman Trial: American History's Lesson on A Fair Trial

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

With the media hoopla surrounding the Zimmerman trial, a casual observer might be excused for thinking that this was the most contentious murder trial in American history.  Even more so when you consider the underlying threats of retribution and riots if the "wrong" verdict is handed down.

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CA Sheriff Strips Forest Service Agents of Powers

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

The CBS affiliate in El Dorado County, California, expressed surprise when it reported that County Sheriff John D'Agostini stripped agents of the U.S. Forest Service of their law-enforcement powers in his county. 

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Is the Necessary and Proper Clause either Necessary or Proper?

Posted: Friday, June 21st, 2013

I want to begin by saying that I believe the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, with the Bill of Rights included, comprise the most enlightened, ennobling, and beneficial documents ever penned by the hand of man. I also believe that the Constitution afforded the United States the greatest level of freedom and opportunity ever experienced by humanity.

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Patents Are a Government Creation

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

If patents for inventions were part of the free market, to make and sustain them would not require legislation, constitutions, bureaucracies, filings, armies of attorneys, and years of litigation. They would exist in the same way regular property rights exist. From time immemorial, people have owned stuff.

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The Proper Use of the Tool of Government

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Whether it's a tape measure, a scissors, a calculator, a hammer or a pen, we take for granted the many tools we use every day.  But we all know that when any tool is used for purposes other than what that tool was designed for, bad things happen and good things get broken.  

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The Absurdity of "Universal" Background Checks

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

 Those who favor "universal" background checks on gun buyers make some ridiculous arguments. For example, opponents correctly point out that gun buyers with criminal intent will always find channels that require no background check. Gunrunning is among the oldest professions, and the black market will always be with us.

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Government Makes You Fat

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

 The government, with its accomplices in the food lobby, has helped to make and keep us fat. Through subsidies and misguided food suggestions, Congress, the FDA, and the USDA have made it more difficult for Americans to make smarter dietary decisions.

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Is The Fed Really The Supreme Authority?

Posted: Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

   According to modern leftists in academia and their Young Turk minions in the blogosphere, The US Constitution and Bill of Rights are "unconstitutional" on the basis that they fly in the face of their notion that the Founders created a dictatorship, a federal government with "supreme authority" in America, in which the states and people are mere subjects of the royal FED.

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Oliver Wolcott, Founding Father from Connecticut, 1726-1797

Posted: Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

  Few families have been more distinguished in the annals of Connecticut, than the Wolcott family. The ancestor of this family was Henry Wolcott, an English gentleman of considerable fortune, who was born in the year 1578. During the progress of the Independents in England, he embraced the principles of that sect, and hence becoming obnoxious to the British government, he found it expedient to emigrate to America. His emigration, with his family, took place in 1630.

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Did the Founders Really Support Federal Healthcare?

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing; and no one illustrates this Principle better than Forbes' writer Rick Unger in his article, "Congress Passes Socialized Medicine and Mandates Health Insurance - In 1798", Washington Post writer Greg Sargent and Georgetown University history professor Adam Rothman.

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The Devil's in the (Lack of) Details of Obama's Gun Control Orders

Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Apart from the fact that executive orders are intended to direct the staff of the Executive Branch, not impose laws on the citizenry, the real malfeasance in the 23 orders regarding gun control Obama is expected to sign is, ironically, their generality.

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States Aim to Nullify Obama Gun Control

Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013

 Across America, state lawmakers, governors, attorneys general, sheriffs, and other officials are promising to protect the gun rights of citizens in their jurisdictions in the face of the most aggressive assault on the Second Amendment in generations.

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Gun Rights Guard Democracy

Posted: Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

I want to go over in considerable detail the fundamental issues of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution: the right to keep and bear arms. There is a great deal of emotional commitment in the United States to one of two extreme positions: (1) the right of every non-felon adult citizen of the United States to own any weapon he chooses, and (2) the right of the government of the United States to outlaw the ownership of firearms.

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Armed School Guards Versus True Liberty

Posted: Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

 The senseless and horrific killings last week in Newtown, Connecticut reminded us that a determined individual or group of individuals can cause great harm no matter what laws are in place. Connecticut already has restrictive gun laws relative to other states, including restrictions on fully automatic, so-called "assault" rifles and gun-free zones.

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Democracy Needs 2nd Amendment

Posted: Monday, December 24th, 2012

Revolutionary WarHow the ability of the common man to own military-grade weaponry empowered them over the "warrier class" and is still resulting in the continual formation of democracies

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Democracy and Majority Rule

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

  President Barack Obama narrowly defeated Gov. Mitt Romney in the popular vote 51 percent to 48 percent. In the all-important Electoral College, the difference was larger, with Obama winning 303 electoral votes and Romney 206.

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The Other Part of the 2nd Amendment: American Militias

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Since the beginning of America there has been a need for private citizens to protect, not just themselves, but their families, communities and properties.

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The Forbidden Word: Impeach

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012

     What does History tell us about the impeachment of an American President?  It has only happened twice. Today Lincoln is an icon.  His Roman style temple and oversized statue dominate one end of the National Mall.

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Collective Bargaining and Human Rights

Posted: Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Government-sector collective bargaining is being challenged in many states. In response, government-employee unions (GEUs) are asserting that the human rights of government employees, including freedom of association, are under assault. But a correct understanding of human rights gives the lie to the unions' self-serving jeremiads.

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God-given Rights, Man-made Anti-rights, and Why "Safety Nets" are Immoral

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

  It is the dogma of our time that proponents of government safety net programs hold the moral high ground. Accordingly, Democrats preen over their own "compassion"; and Republicans chime in that they too "believe in safety net programs". But safety net programs are unconstitutional and immoral.

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Do We Need and Should We Start a Second American Revolution?

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Earlier this week I attempted to ignite a debate (not a revolt) about the State of America now compared to 236 years ago when we abolished the authority of the British government over our affairs.

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A Tax is a Penalty

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012

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Obamacare, the Founders, and Government Force

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012

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The Power of the Grand Jury

Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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George Mason's Legacy In The Bill Of Rights

Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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The Story of the Declaration of Independence

Posted: Thursday, May 31st, 2012

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Should the US Go To War for Israel?

Posted: Thursday, May 31st, 2012

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The Dark, Socialist Roots of Zoning

Posted: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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Gov't Rejects Constitution?

Posted: Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

What if there is only harmony on Capitol Hill when government is growing and personal liberty is shrinking?

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Our Conservative Constitution

Posted: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

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John Locke: The Great-Grandfather of Our Country

Posted: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

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Churches Win Constitutional Victory

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

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Wentworth Cheswell- African American Founding Father

Posted: Monday, March 5th, 2012

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The NDAA and Suspension of Habeas Corpus

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Whatever abuses we allow politicians to visit on others only foreshadow those they'll heap on us. Want the State to punish people who ingest drugs you don't? Get ready for the FDA to control your consumption as well, and to threaten your doctor if he prescribes more morphine to ease your pain than bureaucrats prefer.

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Are Our Freedoms in Jeopardy?

Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2012

"Sadly, when all the glibly patriotic gestures and jargon are stripped away, I'm not even sure Americans really want freedom. What they really want is to be left in peace with their shopping malls, flat-screen TVs, cell phones and mindless entertainment. After all, how many Americans during the course of a day-even when they see fellow citizens under attack-ever think about their rights? If they did, surely there would be more resistance."

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Tyranny of the Majority

Posted: Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Biden wants to increase the national debt even more by insisting that Congress pass the latest mini-stimulus, warning that if it doesn't, there won't be enough police to prevent rapes and robberies. Hmm… how weird. Offhand, I can't recall a single instance where a law enforcement officer prevented a rape or robbery… but, hey, there's always a first time...

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Founding Era History Test

Posted: Thursday, November 17th, 2011

"Take the following test and grade yourself. This test is closed book so do not go browsing the internet for the answers. Sorry, no multiple guess questions here. Of course you can cheat if you want to but what would that prove?"

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Supreme Court Petitioned to End Misdemeanor Strip Searches

Posted: Saturday, October 15th, 2011

"Florence was reportedly strip searched at two separate jails, despite there being no evidence that he had any contraband or violent behaviors. Florence sued and lost and then appealed to a Philadelphia Court of Appeals, where he also lost."

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Repeal the Seventeenth Amendment

Posted: Saturday, October 1st, 2011

"An important assault on State's rights was the Seventeenth Amendment. The product of the time when Populism and Progressivism were sweeping large sections of America, the Seventeenth Amendment jammed a wedge of pure democracy into the Constitution where it was never designed to belong. This upset the Constitutional checks-and-balances system, weakened State rights and power, and magnified the power of special interests in Washington."

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We Do NOT Have a Federal Government

Posted: Monday, September 12th, 2011

"Nearly all of us use the word federal to refer to the United States national government, as distinct from the state governments. This has been an error on our part. Federal was a description, not a name. It would be fair to use federative in its place. It described a type of government, not a particular organization."

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The Changing Face of the Police and the Death of the Fourth Amendment

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

"In early America, citizens were considered equals with law enforcement officials. Authorities were rarely permitted to enter one's home without permission or in a deceitful manner. And it was not uncommon for police officers to be held personally liable for trespass when they wrongfully invaded a citizen's home."

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Anniversary of the Petition of Right: Essential Part of American History

Posted: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

"On June 7, 1628 the Petition of Right was ratified by the British Crown in the days preceding the English Civil War. The measure was passed by the Parliament in May and sent to Charles I for his assent, the royal approbation that endowed the writ with force of law."

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Obama, the 14th Amendment, and the Debt Ceiling

Posted: Friday, July 29th, 2011

"The topic of the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution is continuing to stir debate in Washington, with those who favor increasing the debt limit at any cost raising the specter of President Obama simply overruling Congress and authorizing the issuance of new debt without the consent of lawmakers. According to this storyline, the president need only invoke Section 4 of the 14th Amendment, which states that "the validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law … shall not be questioned." If Congress refuses to abide by its constitutional obligation to ensure government debts are paid, argue certain of Obama's supporters, then the president would be justified in simply imposing his will on Congress to ensure that the 14th Amendment's prohibition of government default is honored."

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The Rise of Militarism in America

Posted: Saturday, July 16th, 2011

"Until Americans turn away from militarism and learn again how to "support our Constitution" more than our troops (and don't worry: those troops swear an oath to that very Constitution), until we return to a broader vision of national security that deemphasizes a garrison mentality, we will continue to wound, perhaps mortally, a once great republic."

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The Pursuit of Happiness

Posted: Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

"Strict laws are in place in this 'democratic' [Bhutan] to ensure no one becomes unhappy."

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Indiana Supreme Court Dispenses with Magna Carta, Constitution

Posted: Friday, June 3rd, 2011

"On June 10, 1215 AD, after prolonged rebellion and frustrating negotiation, a group of England's most influential barons entered London to force the disastrous King John Softsword into accepting a revolutionary charter of individual freedoms."

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The Preamble They Should've Written

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011

  "This phraseology may not have had much importance in 1787, when communication about national issues was limited. In modern times, however, the mass media turn every human need into a national problem that can be said to affect the general welfare: unemployment, wages and working conditions, medical care, education, food production, science, natural disasters, and so on. Following the lead of the preamble, lawmakers feel justified in using government to address every one. The result is a big and ever-growing government."

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Patrick Henry: America's Greatest Orator

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011

"America's greatest orator was born on May 29, 1736. I'm referring to Patrick Henry, whose 'give me liberty or give me death' speech to the Virginia House of Burgess marked an important turning point in our battle for independence."

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Natural Rights, the Declaration, and the Constitution, Part 3

Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

"To put our nation back on the right track - toward freedom, peace, prosperity, and harmony - requires a recapturing of the spirit of our ancestors."

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The Irrelevance of the Second Amendment

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

"If someone is willing to commit murder, he is unlikely to be deterred by any gun-control regulations or laws. Would-be murderers aren't the least bit concerned about gun-free zones, bans on certain types of guns and ammunition, restrictions on concealed weapons, trigger lock requirements, and gun bans. And they will either reluctantly comply with waiting periods and background checks or circumvent them by purchasing a gun from an individual or on the black market."

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Patriot Act Attack on Fourth Amendment Extended, Despite Some Tea Party Opposition

Posted: Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

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Abortion Doctor Killed Healthy Full-Term Babies with Scissors

Posted: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

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How the Rich Improved Our Lives

Posted: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

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What Our Constitution Permits

Posted: Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

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Posted: Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

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A Strong Nation Needs Strong Families

Posted: Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

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Posted: Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

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Posted: Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

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There is a Right and a Wrong

Posted: Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

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Wikileaks and American Diplomacy

Posted: Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

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Posted: Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

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Submit or Pay

Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

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Posted: Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

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Posted: Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

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A Boy Named Rex

Posted: Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

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Posted: Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

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Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

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Posted: Monday, September 13th, 2010

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