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Three Good Reads


Three Especially Good Reads on Federalism & Citizenship  by Stuart MacPhail – November, 2019 “Is Congress Valid?” is a new paper written by former Utah State Representative Ken Ivory and published by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).  The title came from a question by a young student in the American Federalism class at the Utah…


Capitalism Helps Protect the Environment


Breathe Free  As a country prospers, its citizens are better able to care for the environment and reduce pollutants emitted from industrial growth. Nicolas Loris / October 22, 2019 A recent Rasmussen poll found 20% of voters feel we should eliminate capitalism to protect the environment. That’s like saying we should eliminate teachers to improve education….


Three Failed Attempts at Socialism


These 3 Countries Tried Socialism. Here’s What Happened. Lee Edwards / October 16, 2019 British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher observed, “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” (Photo: Bettman/Getty Images) Lee Edwards is the distinguished fellow in conservative thought at The Heritage Foundation’s B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and…


Phoenix COS Update


Phoenix Correspondence Commission Meets, Adopts Charter by Stuart MacPhail, November, 2019 During September 2017, 72 delegates representing 19 states (plus 4 states with official observers) met in Phoenix, called by the state of Arizona for the purpose of adopting rules for the conduct of a future Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA)-focused Article V convention of states….


Voter Fraud: Project Veritas



Free Market Health Care?


Why Not Try Free Market Health Care? John C. Goodman October 17, 2019 I’m often asked if the free market can work in health care. My quick answer is: that’s the only thing that does work. Show me a health care sector where there is no Medicare, no Blue Cross and no employer and I bet…


The Reason for Socialism’s Appeal


Liberal Policy Failures Are the Reason for Socialism’s New Appeal Victor Davis Hanson / November 07, 2019 Why are the heartthrobs of American progressives—Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.; and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.—calling for socialist redistributionist schemes? Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and author of the…


A MAD Solution to America’s Problems


[Editor: Just a play on word nostalgia-there are deeper implication in the article] by Stuart MacPhail, November, 2019 In a recent Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) opinion piece Mr. Mayer pointed out that between the late 1940s and 1991 a so-called “Cold War” existed between the US and the USSR (and their respective allies). A doctrine of mutually assured…


Health Care Crony Capitalism


WSJ Oct 5, 2019 Kentucky’s Ambulance Cartel Is Afraid of Phillip Truesdell Legacy Medical Transport’s owner goes to court against a law protecting incumbent firms from competition. By Anastasia Boden | 712 words Phillip Truesdell is in the nonemergency ambulance business. When people are confined to a stretcher, need an intravenous bag, or are undergoing…


Concealed-Carry Killers Myth


Debunking the Myth of ‘Concealed-Carry Killers’ Concealed-carry permit holders accounted for less than 1% of total homicides over a 15-year period. Amy Swearer / Cooper Conway / November 04, 2019 The Violence Policy Center—a gun control advocacy group—released a study last month it wrongly claims shows that “too many concealed-carry permit holders are a direct threat to public safety.” That claim…


Upholding the Rule of Law


Could Justice Scalia be wrong? by Arizona Freedom Alliance on November 3, 2019 We must stand up for the Rule of Law, for our citizens and our Republic. SB1070 was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. If federal, state and local officials do not uphold the law, they are complicit in the deaths, maiming’s, lost jobs, and…


Study the States Example


Feds Should Study Example Set by the States –   By Stuart MacPhail – November, 2019 John Hood, chairman of the John Locke Foundation, wrote a thought-provoking article, published October 23, 2019 by The Courier-Times (Roxburo, NC), entitled “Feds Should Study Example Set by the States”. “We should decentralize American policy making and restore federalism for many reasons,…


Sowell on Solutions



#MeToo Roots


WSJ October 19, 2019 The Christian Roots of #MeToo Historian Tom Holland argues both sides of the culture wars share similar theological assumptions—including the dignity of women, which he traces to St. Paul. By Tunku Varadarajan | 1680 words London Mike Pompeo and William Barr both came under attack this week for speeches on religion….


Legal Vote Harvesting Fraud


‘Dangerous and Foolish’: How Legal Vote Harvesting Prompts Illegal Conduct by Political Operatives By Fred Lucas / October 24, 2019 / In Texas, they are called “politiqueras” and in Florida, they are called “boleteros.” Broadly speaking, these are professional campaign operatives and political activists who have access to absentee ballots and authority to recruit voters. Such ballot harvesting, allowed…


Have We Lost Our Way?


Members of Previous Generations Now Seem Like Giants Victor Davis Hanson  Oct 10, 2019 Many of the stories about the gods and heroes of Greek mythology were compiled during Greek Dark Ages. Impoverished tribes passed down oral traditions that originated after the fall of the lost palatial civilizations of the Mycenaean Greeks. Dark Age Greeks…

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