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    • Celebrate Independence Day By Opposing Government Tyranny - 30 Jun 2014
      posted in Big Gov & Civil Liberties & Columns & The Constitution & Tyranny

      This week Americans will enjoy Independence Day with family cookouts and fireworks. Flags will be displayed in abundance. Sadly, however, what should be a celebration of the courage of those who risked so much to oppose tyranny will instead be turned into a celebration of government, not liberty. The mainstream media and opportunistic politicians have […]

    • The Cycle of Tyrants and Nations - 30 Jun 2014
      posted in Columns

      “God, if you are there, strike me dead!” – Italian dictator Benito Mussolini Many years later God did accommodate when Mussolini and his mistress were condemned to death. Mussolini said, “Let me save my life and I will give you an empire!” then began shouting “No, No.” They were both executed along with main members […]

    • “A Wasteful, Growing, Fear-Mongering Beast” - 20 Jun 2014
      posted in Civil Liberties & Columns & Life & Right to Trial & Speech & To Bear Arms & Travel

      What The DHS Is Building Is Indeed A Beast One of the great concerns of our Founding Fathers was a large standing army on American soil. James Madison spoke for all of America’s founders when he said, “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.” I wonder […]

    • Why Should Anyone Trust a Government That Kills, Maims, Tortures, Lies, Spies, Cheats, and Treats Its Citizens Like Criminals? - 11 Jun 2014
      posted in Civil Liberties & Columns

      Why should anyone trust a government that kills, maims, tortures, lies, spies, cheats, and treats its own citizens like criminals? For that matter, why should anyone trust a government utterly lacking in transparency, whose actions give rise to more troubling questions than satisfactory answers, and whose domestic policies are dictated more by paranoia than need? […]

    • How Covering up Minority Crime Leads to Gun Control - 06 Jun 2014
      posted in Big Gov & Civil Liberties & Columns & Gun Control & National & To Bear Arms & World

      Commenting recently on the Elliot Rodger killings, arch-leftist Michael Moore wrote that while “other countries have more violent pasts…more guns per capita in their homes…and the kids in most other countries watch the same violent movies and play the same violent video games that our kids play, no one even comes close to killing as […]

    • Mental Health Screening: A Good Way to Decrease Liberty, Poor Way to Increase Security - 02 Jun 2014
      posted in Big Gov & Civil Liberties & Columns & Gun Control & To Bear Arms

      Last week Americans were shocked and saddened by another mass killing, this one near a college campus in California. We all feel deep sympathy for the families of the victims. As usual, many people responded to this shooting by calling for new federal gun control laws, including the mental health screening of anyone attempting to […]

    • John Boehner Hates the Tea Party - 29 May 2014
      posted in Big Gov & Big Parties & Columns & Tea Party

      What is now called the Tea Party began in 2007 as a loosely-organized yet highly-motivated grassroots support effort for Congressman Ron Paul’s bid for the White House. Since those early days, a lot has happened to the Tea Party. For one thing, the Tea Party is now much larger and broader than any one person’s […]

    • Voters in California contemplate forming new state - 28 May 2014
      posted in Assembly & California & Principles & The Constitution

      Residents of California’s largely rural, agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties long ago got used to feeling ignored in the state Capitol and out of sync with major urban areas. The idea of forming their own state has been a topic among local secession dreamers for more than a century. Residents in two counties […]

    • Notes on the Institution of Marriage - 22 May 2014
      posted in Civil Liberties & Columns & Culture

      In today’s rapidly disintegrating, “do-your-own-thing” culture, our pundits, professors, and judges are in desperate need of some powerful doses of rationality. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the conflict over the institution of marriage and what its definition is to be. What follows are several insights that hopefully will clear up some egregiously warped […]

    • The liberty and energy connection - 19 May 2014
      posted in Uncategorized

      Following my appearance on the Daily Show, I’ve received emails and phone calls from people who don’t agree with my views about energy and the advantages America’s energy abundance provides—benefits that drive both progress and prosperity. Some of the emails can’t be read in polite company, but one that can asked: “Please explain how energy […]