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Voting Against Sandy Relief is the Only Moral Option

 
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Voting Against Sandy Relief is the Only Moral Option

By: John Watts When the House returns to session next week, one of the first items on the agenda will be whether or not a further $51 billion should be allocated to relief for Superstorm Sandy.  The President has already signed into law $9.7 billion to FEMA to pay for flood insurance claims resulting from […]


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Congress begins new session without Dr. No, but his legislation is still carried on

By: John Watts After serving 12 terms in Congress as the only member demonstrating consistent commitment to a coherent ideal of liberty, Dr. Ron Paul is now officially retired. But the legions of liberty-loving Americans that he has inspired and educated need not be disheartened, as the 113th Congress contains a number of members dedicated […]


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Assuming Responsibility in an Irresponsible World

By Sam Aydlette           “With great power comes great responsibility.”  Uncle Ben utters these profound words in Stan Lee’s classic Spiderman comic book series.  Although he is referring to his nephew’s new superpowers, there are definite parallels to the rest of us, the ‘non-superpower’ types.  Whether we believe it or not, our status as American citizens […]


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Guns Are Not the Problem, People Are

By Sam Aydlette “‘Emergencies’ have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.” ~F.A. Hayek In the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings, there has been a flurry of calls for gun control.  Senator Diane Feinstein has called for national gun control legislation, which is supported by President Obama.  […]


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Slave of the State: How Mandatory Government Service is Antithetical to Liberty

By Sam Aydlette While dining out with an old army buddy last Saturday, an intriguing conversation arose over the topic of compulsory service to the State.  My friend argued that it would benefit young people if they were tasked to do some sort of yearlong obligatory service, either military or some other capacity.  His reasoning […]


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