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Are Gun Control and Eminent Domain Fundamentally the Same Issue?


Property rights are a fundamental necessity for liberty to be truly tangible and functional. If individuals cannot claim ownership of their goods, whether it be their domicile or their craft, to hold and mold on whatever terms they see fit, freedom is just an abstract concept. Of course, even the most rabid individualists must acknowledge the securing of the public ...

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The Federal Reserve Doesn’t Understand Money

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Yesterday Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, published an asinine editorial in the Wall Street Journal describing how the central bank- and the central bank only- saved the economy through artificially suppressing interest rates. As if this blatantly irrational line of reasoning wasn’t comical enough, Bernanke further went on to browbeat Fed critics as not doing “their bit” ...

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Secret Service Targeting: Inevitable End of Power Taking on Life of its Own


Totalitarian regimes are living states. They think and feel and adopt emotional rationales in picking and choosing minorities within the population to aid through legislation. In short, the government adopts all the characteristics of a single human being, including a survival instinct. But because they have a monopoly on power, there is no check to their self-interest, meaning there are ...

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Vladimir Putin: Liberal Democrat?


In the roughly 7 years of George W. Bush’s post-9/11 presidency, the most frequent and passionate criticism was directed towards the action taken in the Middle East. Basing their impassioned repudiation’s of Bush’s so-called “nation building” on the sovereignty of countries and cultures, liberals campaigned during subsequent elections on noninterventionism, not only ending military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan but ...

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The Morality of Statism and Modern Liberal Leaders

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There is much discussion of societal evil by contemporary world leaders especially as Pope Francis embarks on a tour of unity and advocacy, seeking solidarity with global leaders. Those who control powerful institutions sit back and lecture others about the evils of hegemony seem to be blind to the irony of their criticism. Their critique of the excesses of individuals ...

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From the 1980s to Today: The Perversion of Moral Authority in the Free World

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In the 1980s, the world had the leadership of a triumvirate- Pope John Paul II, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. Their message was simple and straightforward: dignity of the self through adherence to principles through work ethic and larger social interaction. It was a positive ideology that promulgated cohesion and understanding. But it did not shy away from division. Those ...

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Takeaway from the Second Debates: GOP is Personality, Not Ideology Centered

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Within the first moments of Tuesday night’s prime time debate, Donald Trump had established his superiority. Not as a candidate whose viewpoint had validity because polling- a very constrained measure at best- suggest his message resonates with voters, but as a Stalin-esque dictator whose premier standing in the race made him final arbiter of all related matters. As he belittled ...

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Redefining the Social Contract


The social contract is implicit in every campaign. In discussing the merits of various social programs and economic plans, candidates tout the benefits citizenship and specific party membership can bring, the obvious goal being to sway a plurality of the polity into voting for their vision of government. By extension, a positive vote for one plan is a negative vote ...

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The Evils of Political Tolerance Towards Rogue Regimes


The tolerance of an authoritative hand begets chaos, chaos in which dishonesty and maliciousness reign. Yet, it is precisely this hand of appeasement America has extended to the regimes whose antics resemble those of the lashing out of a petulant child. Dissidents in Syria, Ukraine and Cuba have called out to the United States for help. But the Obama administration ...

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The Coming Social Security War


When one faction of politicians makes a principled stance and threatens to shut down the government, the opposing faction likes to conjure up images of an apocalyptic world where the sick and the elderly are left to starve because they cannot get their federal benefits. As it turns out, the real threat to entitlements is a fully functioning government doing ...

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The Myth of Expansive Workers’ Rights


For many, Labor Day is a chance to seize the remaining vestiges of summer- the final trip to the beach, the last picnic before the weather turns too crisp. But for many politicians and labor activists, it’s a chance to harp on the supposed horrors of American capitalism. Because apparently any wage below $15 an hour is exploitation. As are ...

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Rampant Hatch Act Violations Revealed in Clinton Emails


The Hatch Act was first passed in 1939 to protect against the development of an oligarchy where high level political appointees use their official titles and powers to sway elections. Most federal employees who work for the executive branch are prohibited to some degree from participating in political activity. Members of the executive departments are held to less stringent standards, ...

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The Other Side of the Clinton Email Scandal

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Yesterday the State Department released another 7,000 pages of email correspondence sent and received by Hillary Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State. Despite the announcement that Clinton viewed even more classified material through her private address, the sympathetic media is, predictably, making little of it. Clinton’s puerile blame-shifting and finger-pointing defense continues. And it is likely to do ...

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The Deeper Problem With Hillary Clinton Likening Republicans to Terrorists


Yesterday, Hillary Clinton launched another attack in the long-running Democrat guerrilla warfare campaign against the “war on women.” In an incredibly bold and impassioned display of rhetoric, which in no way made the same sort of ad hoc judgments her ilk claim to so despise, the Democrat frontrunner likened pro-life Republican presidential candidates to terrorists. As a registered Republican and ...

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