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Second Amendment and Freedom


Freedom: The Greatest Military Strategy Matt Ryan, September 01, 2016 Why did The Nazis avoid invading The Swiss? What made General Patton a greater war commander than Hitler? Why have the world’s greatest superpowers of the late 20th Century failed in securing control of the Middle East? All these questions have the same answer and…


Stop Corporate Welfare


3 Reasons Congress Can Defeat Corporate Welfare This Fall Andy Koenig / August 31, 2016 Last December, lobbyists successfully resurrected one of their favorite corporate cash cows: the U.S. Export-Import Bank, a government agency dedicated to subsidizing wealthy and well-connected businesses at the taxpayers’ expense. But those special interests didn’t get everything they wanted. For all of…


This is Your Country, Not Theirs


Mike Kapic 8/31/16 Our federal government has become quite blatantly abusive of Americans and not ashamed of their dalliance. They’ve fined one couple in WA over $135,000 for NOT believing that marriage is between a man and a woman. Image that! Who ever heard of two men producing an offspring? Isn’t that why God put…


This is Your Country, Not Theirs


Mike Kapic  8/31/16 Our federal government has become quite blatantly abusive of Americans and not ashamed of their dalliance. They’ve fined one couple in WA over $135,000 for NOT believing that marriage is between a man and a woman. Image that! Who ever heard of two men producing an offspring? Isn’t that why God put…


Mock Article V Convention of States To Be Held in Colonial Williamsburg


Actors in colonial garb walk by the courthouse on Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg, VA. (AP photo) ( CNSNews.com ) – Legislators from 45 states will participate in a simulated Article V Convention of States in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia on September 21-23 to learn how such a […] Click here to view original…


A Gem in Chicago


Thomas Sowell Aug 31, 2016 We have gotten so used to seeing college presidents and other academic “leaders” caving in to so many outrageous demands from little gangs of bullying students that it is a long overdue surprise to see a sign that at least one major university has shown some backbone. Dr. Robert J.…


An African-American Woman’s Advice


I’m an African-American Woman. Here’s My Advice to Conservatives Wooing My Community. Our children grow up sicker, poorer, less well-educated, and at greater risk than other American children. Kay Coles James / August 29, 2016  The moment Donald Trump urged black voters to consider supporting him—asking, “What do you have to lose?”—the consultants and pundits sprang…


Abstract Immigrants in an Abstract World


Thomas Sowell |Aug 30, 2016 Why would a country with the world’s largest Jewish population, outside of Israel, admit large numbers of immigrants from countries where hatred of Jews has been taught to their people from earliest childhood? This question is ultimately not about Muslims and Jews. It is about discussing immigrants in the abstract,…


Clinton: Government Force Needed


Clinton Economist Favors Force over Freedom Tyler Cowen August 30, 2016 Few candidates spell out their policy proposals in as much detail as Hillary Clinton, but there’s still room to wonder about how a President Clinton would set her agenda for 2017 and beyond. One clue comes in the naming of Heather Boushey to be chief…


Labor Day’s Ancestors


by Mike Kapic With another Labor Day upon us, it might be a good idea to reflect on what the holiday really means besides signaling the end of summer or back to school sales. Labor Day was declared a national holiday by Congress in the late 19th century mostly at the insistence of trade unions.…


Black Panthers: Trump is Right


New Black Panther Leader: Trump is RIGHT about Black Voters and the Democrats! By Onan Coca  August 29, 2016 Oh. My. Word. This past week in Houston, Texas something astounding happened. Quanell X, the leader of the local branch of the New Black Panther Party, was taking part in a weekly news/opinion segment that he does on…


Another Convention Found


Prof. Rob Natelson discovers a 37th “Convention of States” Posted by Convention of States Project on August 23, 2016 While it’s true that an Article V Convention of States has never been held, the states have convened to discuss a variety of issues before and after our nation’s founding. These “Conventions of States” shed light…


Simulated Article V Convention Coming



Durbin’s Kremlinomics


There never has been a free lunch, but tell that to Durbin POSTED: AUGUST 25, 2016  /   BY ERIC PETERS   Leave it to the government – to a Democrat – to fail Economics 101. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois – picture him standing atop Lenin’s mausoleum – thinks that prices can be “controlled” by forbidding a seller to…


Rights Don’t Come from Governments


Thursday, August 25, 2016 With every new mass shooting, it seems that everyone on social media is some combination of a gun expert, Islam expert, terror expert, security expert, etc. That’s all well and good, and I am all for people having conversations about these kinds of things. I’m admittedly no expert in any of…


Americans Don’t Trust Fed Healthcare


Americans know the feds should stay out of healthcare. Here’s proof. Posted by Convention of States Project on August 16, 2016 Private entities are better than the federal government at providing cheaper, higher quality goods and services. That’s a fact, and it applies to healthcare just as much as food and clothing. Unfortunately, the feds…

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