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

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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

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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!

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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

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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”

James Harrison

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

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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

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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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Obama’s Disastrous Deal with Iran

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It’s disturbing to witness the collapse of logic, especially when perpetrated by our own president. After all, if we were to believe what so many of his devotees claim prima facie, he’s among the smartest on the planet. But his nuclear deal with Iran proves to the contrary; not just by its terms, but his illogic in support of it. ...

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Freedom of Religion, Whither Goest Thou?

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The ramifications of the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage two weeks ago extend far beyond the institution of marriage itself. With the ruling, people of faith are perhaps intentionally set in the crosshairs of an intolerant, fascistic secular movement on the left that proscribes adherence to religion-based tenets which are thought to be antithetical to their secular, politically correct, ...

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Has America Lost Its Collective Mind?

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With the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage last week, the fundamental building block of society is no longer affirmed by the rule of law. Rather, by judicial fiat, the legal doors have been thrown open for legitimization of literally any possible kind of relationship as viable and recognizable by the state. Dr. Patrick Fagan, a sociologist and psychologist has ...

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Healthcare Ruling-Government Control Expands With Language

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This week the Supreme Court struck another major blow to common sense and the English language. In a ruling upholding the subsidies afforded policies purchased on the federal insurance exchange, the SCOTUS opened a veritable Pandora’s Box of legal interpretation, and expanded power not only of the judiciary, but of the federal government itself. Seven times throughout the Affordable Care ...

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