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Liberals Incompetence With Foreign Policy Puts Us All At Risk


The terrorist attacks in Paris this past week illustrate how tragically reality can challenge assumptions upon which governmental policy is based. Perhaps in no other realm of governance can reality be so at odds with an administration’s biases than in foreign affairs. And tragically, yet empirically, such events prove which political ideology is least capable and competent in handling global ...

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Collapse of Universities as Institutions of “Higher Learning”


Students at several universities have been protesting over some legitimate, and even some illegitimate, grievances and “injustices” recently. In unsurprisingly duplicitous fashion, they have engaged in the same type of tactics they denounce: bullying, intimidation, and bigotry, in what should be the most open and diverse setting – institutions of higher learning. At the University of Missouri, there was a ...

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Off Year Election 2015 – Reading the Electoral Tea Leaves


It’s hard to think of any other way to characterize the off-year elections results across the nation, than that the rejection of liberalism and progressivism continues unabated. Races across the country, and even some key social-issue elections, don’t portend well for those on the left of the political spectrum. Perhaps the most significant race was for the governorship of Kentucky. ...

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Economic Freedom, Not Socialism, Eradicates Poverty


America was was intended to be a “shining city on a hill” of freedom, individual liberty, and unlimited opportunity. She was never intended to be a socialist state. Socialistic egalitarianism is strikingly antithetical to the American paradigm. Founded in individual liberty, America has always been the one nation under heaven where equality of opportunity has taken precedence over equality of ...

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Do We Really Want to Model the U.S. After Denmark?


At the Democrat presidential debate two weeks ago, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said we “should look to countries like Denmark…and learn from what they have accomplished for their working people.” The good senator should either rephrase his statement, or look more closely at the data. Democratic-socialism may work in some places in Europe, but was never intended, nor can it ...

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Democrat Presidential Debate – What it Says about their Party


There are several self-evident truths about the Democrat Party that were revealed at their presidential debate earlier this week. And as they relate to the character of the party, what it stands for, and what its adherents believe, none bode well for the future of the country. Bernie Sanders, the self-avowed Democrat-Socialist Senator from Vermont, drew perhaps the most boisterous ...

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The Next Speaker Must Do More!


It should be of interest to every American when the second person in line to the Presidency resigns his position. And contrary to what most contend was the impetus behind Speaker John Boehner’s resignation both from the Speakership and from Congress, he may not have been at ideological odds with a faction of his party members in the House, but ...

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Obama’s Refugee Crisis


Earlier this month, the world, and likely all Americans as well, were repulsed by the images and tale of a 3-year-old Syrian boy whose lifeless body was retrieved from a Turkish beach. The boy and his family were among the millions of displaced refugees fleeing war-torn Syria and surrounding nations. And while foreign policy may not be of great interest ...

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Constitutional Illiteracy Facilitates Constitutional Abuse

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This past week was Constitution Week, and justifiably so. For if ever there was a time in our nation’s history when we needed to be constitutionally literate, it is now. The spirit of apathy, and ignorance of our founding documents including the Constitution, plagues too many of our fellow citizens. But it is a rectifiable malady. By joint Congressional Resolution, ...

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Institutionalizing Mediocrity With “Participation Trophies”

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Certain traits seem characteristic of the different demographic generations of Americans. From the “Greatest Generation,” those who experienced and survived World War II, to Generations X, Y, and Z, the demographics ascending over the last few decades, certain traits seem endemic. There’s some evidence that societally, and parentally, we may be contributing to some of the more pejorative characteristics of ...

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Fascism Is Far Left, Not Far Right on Political Spectrum


There are many logical incongruities that are maintained on a populist level, especially when it comes to politics. Not least of these is the composition of the political spectrum in identifying ideologies and systems of governance. The most common fallacy is identifying fascism as a right-wing ideology, even though its ideological roots originate in the left-wing extremist models of communism ...

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No Discernible Difference Between Socialists and Democrats

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Sometimes what’s not said in response to a direct inquiry is more noteworthy than what is said. When the chairman of the Democrat National Committee was asked recently what the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist was, she sidestepped the issue and went a totally divergent direction. It would have provided a valuable service if she’d answered the question ...

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Good, Bad, and Ugly at GOP Debate

Republican presidential candidates from left, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and John Kasich take the stage for the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Much of the nation was watching with great interest as seventeen Republican presidential candidates took the stage this week to articulate their vision of America, and outline their strategies for returning the nation to its former greatness. What we learned Thursday is that Fox News proved they can be as anti-GOP as the rest of the mainstream media, Donald Trump ...

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America – Founded in Liberty, Now Mired in Tyranny

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“The foundation of our Empire was not laid in the gloomy age of Ignorance and Superstition, but at an Epoch when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined, than at any former period…The United States came into existence as a Nation, and if their Citizens should not be completely free and happy, the fault will be ...

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Donald Trump – A Narcissistic Liberal Running as a Republican


After seven years of a narcissistic president, the last thing the nation needs is another four. Donald Trump has all the same outward egocentric manifestations to which we’ve become accustomed. The problem with politicians imbued with such characteristics, is that everything they do is all about them, not those whom they are elected to serve, or the Constitution to which ...

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