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A Holiday Message for Liberty

December 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Rights and Liberty

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Forced Vaccination: A Simple Question

August 31st, 2009 · 5 Comments · Rights and Liberty

The Obama administration is considering forced vaccination of children and adults in response to the possibility of a swine flu epidemic this fall. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been preparing public school superintendents for the possibility that their schools will be used by the government as inoculation centers for a nationwide swine [...]

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What’s Left in Obama’s Bag of Miracles?

April 27th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Culture, Politics, Rights and Liberty, War and Terrorism

During the election much was made of the Obama candidacy in the context of the cultural myth of the “magic negro,” a figure in film and literature who aids the clueless white protaganist and helps advance the plot of the drama through preternatural wisdom or even a touch of genuine magic, with a bag of [...]

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Change for the Worse: The Assault on the 4th Amendment

April 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Politics, Rights and Liberty, War and Terrorism

“Meet the new boss, same as the old boss…” The Who’s line is as true now as it was in 1971 and as true as the similar old French saying, “the more things change the more they stay the same.” The same idea is repeated again and again in folk wisdom from every culture, which [...]

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State Sovereignty Movement Quietly Growing

February 5th, 2009 · 142 Comments · History, Local Issues, Politics, Rights and Liberty

You may not have heard much about it, but there’s a quiet movement afoot to reassert state sovereignty and stop the uncontrolled expansion of federal government power. Almost half of the state legislatures are considering or have representatives preparing to introduce resolutions which reassert the principles of the 9th and 10th Amendments to the Constitution [...]

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An Open Question to the RNC Candidates

January 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Politics, Rights and Liberty

This may be a bit frightening, but I actually made a video blog. It was prompted by a video I found on YouTube of Saul Anuzis answering questions about his campaign for RNC chairman. I missed my chance to ask a question in advance, but I thought I’d play around with video and put my [...]

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The Obama Gun Litmus Test

November 20th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Politics, Rights and Liberty

Any time you apply for a job you can expect to fill out an application and answer some questions, yet few of us have ever experienced the level of scrutiny as those seeking jobs with the new administration with a nine-page questionnaire delving into every aspect of the applicant's life with 63 detailed questions. They [...]

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The Future of Free Speech in America

November 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Politics, Rights and Liberty

Not to make too much of one incident, but in the context of the looming threat of the Fairness Doctrine – widely advocated by Democratic leaders – this little scene from a post-election celebration seems to send a very strong message: Do we all have to look forward to a tomorrow where this guy’s experience [...]

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In the Midst of Victory, Defeats Are Overlooked

November 5th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Elections and Campaigns, Politics, Rights and Liberty

Distracted by the historic victory of Barack Obama which may usher in a new era of American politics, election watchers have mostly missed the devastating defeats which went hand in hand with that triumph. As Obama is ushered into office on a groundswell of support for change, there is a grim reminder that not all [...]

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Peace Protesters Riot at GOP Convention

September 2nd, 2008 · 3 Comments · Elections and Campaigns, Politics, Rights and Liberty, War and Terrorism

With the leading lights of the GOP hanging back to see what aid they can render to the hurricane-ravaged Gulf coast, protesters from about 180 diverse groups gathered in St. Paul on Monday to express their dissatisfaction with the Republican party, global capitalism, meat eaters, big oil, washing regularly, neocons, corporate coffee, the military industrial [...]

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