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Entries from November 2008

Mumbai Attacks a Reminder of the Threat of Terrorism

November 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment ·

In the United States we’ve now gone for 7 years without a significant terror attack within our borders, and even our forces in Iraq are facing fewer and fewer threats as the Sadrists look for a way out and al Qaeda becomes increasingly marginalized. We hardly even see reports on our news about our forces […]

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Eric Holder’s Department of Injustice

November 24th, 2008 · 4 Comments ·

The upside of being a Liberty Republican is that when either party gets elected there’s always some reason to be hopeful. When the Republicans get elected we can hope for fiscal responsibility, smaller government and robust capitalism. When the Democrats get elected we can hope for some progress on civil liberties and social issues. The […]

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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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Panic at the Gun Show

November 17th, 2008 · 2 Comments ·

It’s been more than six months since I last went to our local gun show. It’s hard to argue that I don’t already have all the guns I need. If I go to another show it should probably be to sell some of the extras. But after hearing rumors about panic buying in anticipation of […]

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A Rational Alternative to the Auto Bailout

November 15th, 2008 · 2 Comments ·

In these days of bailouts and handouts when the government is making remarkably free with our money, there must be some point at which we draw a line and say “enough is enough.” Tens of millions of us tried with letters and calls to our congressmen to stop the $700 billion plus bailout of the […]

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Activism or Terrorism? Gay Attack on Church Raises Questions

November 13th, 2008 · 10 Comments ·

Where do we draw the line between activism and terrorism? Events this past Sunday in Lansing, Michigan brought this question to mind, as gay activists from the group BashBack! staged a protest at a church service which was deliberately designed to look and feel a lot like a terrorist attack. Mount Hope Church is a […]

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Investigative Journalism at the Gun Show

November 12th, 2008 · No Comments ·

Strange of me to hype an article before it’s even been written, but this weekend I’m going to head to the first gun show in Austin since the Obama election win. Stories have been circulating about guns and ammunition being bought up at an alarming rate all over the country in response to the election. […]

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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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Reflections from Election Day in Texas

November 6th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Elections and Campaigns, Politics

President Barack Obama. Not the words which most Republicans had hoped to hear on election night, but a reality most could see coming. The failures of the Republican Party to reign in its excesses, stick to its principles and pursue positive policies over opportunistic self-interest played as large a role in winning Obama the White […]

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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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