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Chris Dixon
Chris Dixon is a liberty activist and writer from Maine. In addition to being Managing Editor for the Liberty Conservative, he also writes the Bangor Daily News blog "Undercover Porcupine" and for sports website Cleatgeeks.
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How would Martin Luther King Jr. feel about the Black Lives Matter movement?

There’s been a spike in racial tension in recent weeks due to a number of shootings of innocent Americans. Despite the media portrayal and leftwing narrative, studies have shown there is no racial bias in the fatal shootings of citizens by police. The result has been widespread escalations in violence and racial tensions by ignorant activists, arrogant political leaders, and a reckless mainstream media. Above all, the Black Lives Matter that is feeding off of this tension is inherently racist by declaring that “all lives matter” is a racist concept. Since when is calling for equality a racist matter? The… Keep Reading

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Why the Never Trump movement was never going to win

The Republican primary, though essentially over for some time, is officially reaching its natural end. The Republican National Committee is doing everything within its power to come together around the nominee and ensure any uprising is crushed. This is not new, as it happened in 2012 when former Texas Congressman Ron Paul attempted his own uprising. This is how political parties operate. The #NeverTrump crowd made another stand, attempting to unbind the delegates. Like in 2012 with the Paul campaign and the liberty movement, the opposition was defeated on a voice vote that is essentially left up to the discretion of… Keep Reading

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American outrage greater over copied speech lines than the 9/11 Commission Report revelations

All along this Republican presidential primary, there have been three basic types of Republicans. There are Republicans who supported Donald Trump for President of the United States, and then there were two types of those opposed. First, there were those consistent conservatives and libertarians who have always opposed the pro-big government philosophy and never have supported political bullies. Then the second type of anti-Trump people are those on the #NeverTrump bandwagon who have never before had a problem with the George W. Bush, Senator John McCain or Mitt Romney types. All of a sudden this election cycle, they’ve found a… Keep Reading

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When Bush sent American soldiers to die in Iraq

The recently declassified 28 pages of the 9/11 Commission Report have added to ongoing foreign policy debates because of the bombshell revelations about Saudi Arabia. While the Saudis have long denied any connection to the tragic attacks, the 28 pages, complete with references to FBI reports and CIA memos, paint a different picture. There are connections to ministry officials, diplomatic figures, and even close Bush family friend Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the former Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States. After 9/11, America was in a dark position. Despite the renewed patriotism and unity, there was great fear. The strength… Keep Reading

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How the U.S. Government put Saudi Arabia before America after 9/11

For well over a decade, the withheld pages of the 9/11 Commission report have been a point of debate. Was there more to the official story? Was the official story actually wrong? There was a great deal of speculation in regards to the content, but never the validation  of its contents. Now over the last few years, there has been an increased push in Washington D.C. for the release of the 28 pages. Congressman Thomas Massie read the pages prior to their release and noted withholding the contents threaten national security. But why would they threaten national security? They’re just… Keep Reading

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The Cuban travel debate exposes America’s real isolationists

Foreign policy can be a difficult topic because unlike domestic policy, there are so many moving parts and external factors affecting decision making. Do we go to war against a certain enemy? Given how intertwined the world is, any decision has serious implications for not just the parties directly involved. Take the Iraqi invasion and subsequent occupation from a decade ago. While it has since been found to be a bad move for the United States and Iraq, the resulting rise of ISIS has affected everyone. Countries other than our own, like France, are directly feeling the sting of the destabilization. And… Keep Reading

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Black Lives Matter, but the unborn need not apply

As violence continues to escalate in society, there is a rising debate about which groups are affected more. Do police officers become targeted more than other groups? There was the shooting in Dallas, Texas and now the very recent one in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Then there is the theory that blacks are being unfairly targeted by violence and thus, racism is growing worse. Black Lives Matter activists have become progressively more unruly and disruptive in their tactics. A study conducted by a Harvard professor, who is also black, showed otherwise. Professor Roland G. Fryer Jr.’s study examined thousands of incidents… Keep Reading

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What progressive activists could learn from the liberty movement

For progressives, the political future looks dark right now. The them versus the world mentality has never been more prominent. Police brutality is a major concern, Senator Bernie Sanders lost a questionable primary, and the only answer seems to be found in Hillary Clinton. Where do the progressives go from here? At first glance, the answer actually seems quite simple. The presumptive nominee of the Republican Party is the controversial and combative businessman Donald Trump, who has regularly made a name for himself hurling insults and taking concerning positions. He doesn’t align with the progressive agenda at all and is… Keep Reading

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Why American foreign policy is about to get a lot worse

After the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States responded by invading Afghanistan and seeking out those responsible. What initially was a military mission to hold those who dare attack us responsible, what it became was hardly that. Just a few years later, the United States found itself entangled in Iraq under questionable justification. What seemed to be a noble mission in the beginning to remove a tyrant from power ultimately ended up becoming a mission that enabled the rise of something much worse. ISIS rose from the ashes of a fallen Iraq. The world has been subjected… Keep Reading

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Should Ginsburg resign from the Supreme Court over her Trump comments?

By now, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s comments regarding probable Republican nominee Donald Trump are well-publicized and have been widely discussed. She thinks Trump is a “faker” and has been extremely vocal publicly about her opinions. While everyone has a right to free speech, there is a legitimate question of propriety. Justice Ginsburg is a member of the Supreme Court, which is the highest court in the nation. While she as a human being may have her opinions, there is a difference between remaining silent and being open. Should Justice Ginsburg have to resign as a result? There are a number… Keep Reading

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A “conscience clause” still won’t give the Republican Party a principled conscience

There is a lot of talk of the final battle for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. Although it is all but certain that Donald Trump will win, the Never Trump crowd is making a desperate last stand to oust him when the Party meets in Cleveland. There are a number of procedural maneuvers and rules changes being pushed by those trying to navigate the process, all of which may or may not actually lift up off the ground. But even if they do succeed and Trump is removed, it is still the Republican Party. The Republican Party has no conscience, it is a… Keep Reading

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The real problem with Justice Ginsburg’s recent anti-Trump media tour

We’ve hit a point in the election cycle where polarization is hitting it’s peak, as we now know what the general election will look like. Despite the last stand of the Never Trump crowd coming, it’s highly improbable that they will successfully stop the coronation in Cleveland. As for Democrats, Senator Bernie Sanders has officially thrown his support behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, officially clearing the path for the coronation parade. With this comes the arming of the catapults on both sides. In recent days, Clinton has faced a great deal of criticism over the ongoing e-mail scandal,… Keep Reading

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Senator Bernie Sanders has officially endorsed corruption, more war and big money for President

The presidential campaign of progressive superhero and Independent United States Senator Bernie Sanders was over long ago. Though refusing to formally drop out of the race, he had been signaling an imminent capitulation to the Democratic establishment that represents everything he opposes. First, Senator Sanders stated he would do everything within his power to stop probable Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Then he followed up by saying he would probably vote for Associated Press-nominated candidate Hillary Clinton. While many supporters pointed out he hadn’t officially used the word “endorse” yet, it was clear the direction things were going in. Now… Keep Reading

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Congressman Justin Amash shows us why the real battle for liberty is in Congress

A lot is being made of the presidential election this year, as it is every cycle. The way that American society views the Presidency is as the top of American politics and law, where all the final decisions are made. The mainstream media treats the race like a year long circus on parade, where the hubris of politicians compete to make the best case for savior of the human race. Nobody likes Congress because of the political theater and partisan dysfunction, which leads many to often look to the President to stand above the fray, with either leadership or force. But… Keep Reading

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Pokemon Go’s popularity shows free markets are more effective than government bureaucracy

There’s no secret that childhood obesity has become a greater problem in society. There have been a number of contributing factors to this, such as television programming and the continued rise of video games. Whereas children once found enjoyment in sports and building forts, many now seek video games and programming as entertainment. The loss of activity has resulted in a lack of focus on fitness, leading children to lead unhealthy lifestyles. How do we respond to this? Back in 2010, the Task Force on Childhood Obesity was formed. On paper, it sounded like a noble crusade towards ending a serious… Keep Reading

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Deion Sanders declares all lives matter in response to recent shootings and growing racial tensions

Prior to the most recent string of shootings and violent acts, the country was already in a bad place. Events like the San Bernardino, California attack and the recent shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida have left politics charged and people emotional. Once upon a time, the natural response to tragedies was to come together and help each other. In the world of polarizing politics, fast social media, and global mainstream media, it’s easier to resort to hate and division as opposed to unity. Some respond to acts like those in California or Florida by denouncing Muslims for… Keep Reading

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Hillary Clinton superdelegate Corrine Brown indicted on multiple fraud charges related to charity slush fund

While former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have legally cleared her name in the e-mail saga, lingering doubt remains. Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey noted a number of faults with her time as Secretary of State, but ultimately decided to not recommend criminal charges. This provided cover for Attorney General Loretta Lynch to excuse Clinton after an inappropriate and suspicious tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton. Regardless of how awkward this is for everyone involved, no indictment is good politics. Then came the news that Clinton was facing the resurrection of a State Department investigation, which… Keep Reading

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How the politics of division is destroying America and the Constitution that protects it’s freedom

Politics has a reputation as being emotionally charged and divided among partisan lines. Republicans naturally despise Democrats and the same can be said of Democrats with the Republicans across the aisle. It’s perfectly natural for voters to go to the ballot box and straight up and down check the candidates based on the the letter next to their name. We’ve reached a point of shallow, but polarizing politics. The problem with this occurring is it has real world consequences. Winning the majority in Congress isn’t like the National Football League season and missing the Super Bowl. Missing the finish line… Keep Reading

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After FBI downplays Hillary Clinton’s actions, State Department reopens internal probe

Dysfunctional could have a number of definitions. A Google search would define it as “not operating normally or properly.” This points to the term essentially referring to anything going against protocol or accepted norms. Dictionary.com lists multiple definitions as “not performing normally, as an organ or structure of the body; malfunctioning”, “having a malfunctioning part or element” or “behaving or acting outside social norms.” The consistency of the definitions underline impropriety due to an overall state of disorder, whether it be due to joint actions of a number of parts or those of someone internally. When someone or something is dysfunctional, it… Keep Reading

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The story of the suspected terrorist California elected to Congress

The aftermath of the tragic Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida has left America in the heat of a heavy political battle. While everyone agrees that the violence needs to stop, both sides of the political spectrum disagree how. The left predictably has resorted to pushing their gun control agenda, while the right remains firm on the threat of radical Islam . Democrats rip Republicans for wanting to do nothing but pray and mourn, while Republicans rip the other side for politcking and exploiting tragedies. The Democratic Party has taken a new stand, however. In past crises, Democrats have called… Keep Reading

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After Never Trump failed, It’s time for Mitt Romney to finally fade away

Mitt Romney has come back from irrelevance to lead the hopeless Never Trump movement into battle. The perennial loser has made a name for himself letting the Republican Party down repeatedly. In 2008, he was defeated by longtime United States Senator John McCain, but would secure the nomination four years later. Both Senator McCain and the former Massachusetts Governor had a liberalism problem. Neither had conservative credentials, let alone any appeal to libertarians. After failing to defeat President Barack Obama, Romney seemed to largely disappear from politics during the President’s second term. Then 2016 happened. The current election cycle was destined for… Keep Reading

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Senator Rand Paul, the lone vote against Comey’s confirmation, goes on epic rant against the FBI

The hot political topic of the day and likely days ahead is the refusal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to indict former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Despite noting that Clinton acted carelessly and had indeed sent classified information on a private server, Director James Comey stated they would not recommend criminal charges against Associated Press-nominated Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Outrage has since engulfed discourse across America. Republicans are upset, Democrats not on the Clinton bandwagon are concerned, and those not aligned with either party are not surprised, but still quite outraged. It’s a bad place. Of all those… Keep Reading

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The total insanity of the decision not to recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton

Though many are predictably outraged over the announcement that the Federal Bureau of Investigation will not recommend criminal charges for Hillary Clinton, nobody is surprised. There isn’t a lot of faith in the United States Government or the justice system anymore, but the American people still had hoped there was at least just a shred of integrity remaining. Apparently not. The press conference held by director James Comey was odd. In it, he stated that the State Department acted very carelessly with sensitive information, but there was nothing criminal about the mishandling of top secret information. People have gone to prison… Keep Reading

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Why the Republican Party can’t win the Supreme Court battle without Donald Trump

The Republican Party is presently engulfed in civil war, divided between the many wings of the party. Moderates feel wronged, as former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Senator Marco Rubio were both pushed out by a bombastic businessman without party loyalty. Many within still stand unprepared to support probable presidential nominee Donald Trump. It really couldn’t get any worse for the Republican Party. Or could it? Many Republicans are not satisfied with Trump as a nominee and are looking elsewhere. While some are comfortable with Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson, others are looking elsewhere for answers. Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol… Keep Reading

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Caitlyn Jenner and the missed opportunity for conservatives with the LGBT movement

Caitlyn Jenner has been a controversial figure politically, more so for the right. Since the transition from Bruce, she has repeatedly faced criticism for being who she wants to be and living her life how she wishes. Republicans, especially evangelical conservatives, tend to be extremely judgmental of lifestyles they disagree with. The refusal to at least accept the freedom of the LGBT movement results in the Democrats landing their support. Republicans had their opportunity to show that the Democratic Party is not entitled to the LGBT vote. When Caitlyn Jenner came out of the closet as a conservative Republican, the left lost it’s… Keep Reading

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Jim Gray calls for higher military spending in op-ed attacking Senator Rand Paul

As time draws on, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to see Senator Rand Paul’s opponent as an actual registered Democrat. The recent attacks by Lexington, Kentucky Mayor Jim Gray sound more like a neoconservative than a liberal. Mayor Gray even went as far as attempting to portray Senator Paul as fringe because he wasn’t aligned with Republicans like Senator Lindsey Graham and probable presidential nominee Donald Trump. His concern, above all, seems to mirror those of warhawks like Senators John McCain and Marco Rubio, as well as their colleague Lindsey Graham. If government isn’t getting bigger and war isn’t more constant, then… Keep Reading

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Even with the presidential election lost, the liberty movement is not over

In terms of libertarian principles, it’s been a rough year. After two presidential runs by former Texas Congressman Ron Paul, his son was widely expected to exceed his father’s efforts and come within striking distance of the Republican nomination. Instead, Senator Rand Paul was out after the Iowa caucus and Donald Trump’s fiery, bombastic personality clinched. While it could be considered a positive development for the establishment to lose, Trump is hardly a check in the wins column for the liberty movement. The presidential election is essentially lost. So what next? The most important thing for libertarians to realize at… Keep Reading

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If only there had been “Gun Free Zone” signs at Lexington

Today is that one day of the year where Americans come together over hot dogs and cheeseburgers to celebrate insurrection, secession and violent rebellion. While the meaning has long been forgotten to many, it still exists. The American Revolution resulted from tyranny that the founding generation attempted to remedy but eventually lost tolerance for as time grew on. Shots were fired at Lexington and the rest is history. But how could it have turned out had social justice warriors and the gun control lobby been the ones dominating the time? There might not even had been a revolution. Let’s cover a… Keep Reading

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Longtime Clinton ally’s progressive activist son slams Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel after death

The world has been mourning the loss of an important historical figure who survived one of the darkest moments in history. Elie Wiesel experienced both Auschwitz and Buchenwald as a teenager, being only 15 years old when his family was captured and sent to Auschwitz. Upon arrival, his sister and mother were killed. Though his he and his father survived Auschwitz, they were later to sent to Buchenwald where his father was beaten to death. The Holocaust itself was a horrific time for Europe. Six million Jews were killed by the Nazis and their collaborators, and of that number was… Keep Reading

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The T.S.A. keeps America safe by brutally beating innocent disabled Americans

The Transportation Security Agency, like anything else in government, is widely unpopular. The agency itself doesn’t do anything extra to keep America safe and the tedious processes make traveling slow and aggravating, all in the name of security. In 2015, a poll of frequent fliers found 87% are unhappy with the T.S.A. Only 10.2% of frequent fliers found they did a good job and only 2.6% were willing to describe the controversial agency’s job as excellent. A 2014 poll found that only 50% of Americans felt that the T.S.A. actually made America safer. 43% of those polled felt that there was little… Keep Reading

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Jim Gray writes op-ed criticizing Senator Rand Paul for caring about the Constitution

It’s becoming increasingly clear that Lexington, Kentucky Mayor Jim Gray doesn’t like the Constitution. First, he attacked his opponent, incumbent United States Senator Rand Paul, for upholding the integrity of due process. Mayor Gray feels that allowing the Fifth Amendment to live is a threat to national security. He then took a swipe at Senator Paul for enabling radical Islam by allowing Fifth Amendment due process to exist. Now Mayor Gray is at it again, this time portraying the Constitution as counterproductive to the security of America. In an op-ed in the Lexington Herald Leader, Mayor Gray puts his constitutional… Keep Reading

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Is Bill Weld campaigning to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate?

For the Libertarian Party, this could be a revolutionary year. For decades, the party has been the largest third party but still the subject of many jokes. It’s appeared more like a dysfunctional gathering of amateur philosophers and closet anarchists until this year, when the ticket actually appears more professional than the two main parties. The Republicans are preparing to nominate a bombastic and loudmouth businessman while the Democrats have come together behind a former Secretary of State under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Libertarian Party has a unique opportunity here to establish itself. With all of… Keep Reading

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What it means to celebrate Independence Day

Independence Day is coming and once again, America is preparing for the height of summer. Bright skies with the sun shining bright, temperatures are rising and beach weather is in full swing. The Fourth of July is all of that alongside some early morning parades, afternoon barbeques and evening fireworks. It’s a beautiful time. But is this really what Independence Day is all about? Most seem to have forgotten what the holiday is all about, hence it now being widely called the Fourth of July. It’s strange that of all the days of the year, this is the one America… Keep Reading

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Edward Snowden slams Russia’s State Duma for oppressive anti-terrorism legislation

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has become an important figure for freedom in American politics. With the wide range of leaks, we now have a clearer picture of the extent of Orwellian activity by the U.S. government. The government illegally intercepts data, accesses personal accounts, and tracks location data of innocent Americans, among other things. With all of this said, Snowden is still a controversial figure in American politics. When the leaks came, he sought to escape the wrath of the government by going to Hong Kong. From there, he stopped in Russia on this way to Ecuador to seek asylum. The government revoked… Keep Reading

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Senator Rand Paul’s opponent Mayor Jim Gray implies all suspected terrorists are adherents to radical Islam

The battle for the Kentucky Senate seat is shaping up to be a tough battle and it’s escalating. The tragic shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida put politics in a bad place. There is a growing terrorist threat and thus a growing need to address it. The problem with Democrats is their solution is simply gun control. This isn’t an honest attempt to protect America, but rather a vain attempt to push a political agenda. Lexington, Kentucky Mayor Jim Gray is right there with everyone else in his party. Mayor Gray recently slammed Senator Rand Paul for not… Keep Reading

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Original “Ghostbusters” director says critics of all-female reboot are not sexist

Ghostbusters is an important film in 80’s film culture. The story of four proton pack-carrying men and their green ghost friend Slimer was a fun comedy that remains popular even today. Now like everything else in Hollywood, it’s getting remade. Naturally, such a beloved film getting rebooted is going to spark a backlash from the devoted fanbase. Though the interesting part about the Ghostbusters reboot is the fact it’s no longer about four proton pack carrying men. It’s actually about four proton-pack carrying women. Thus with this fact, it puts a spin on the backlash. Is the outrage because Hollywood… Keep Reading

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52 years after Civil Rights Act is signed, the Democratic Party reminds you Martin Luther King Jr. was a terrorist

July 2nd was a big day in history fifty-two years ago. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. It was an enormous moment for the Civil Rights Movement, as it outlawed segregation in public places. For the signing, the White House made a theatrical event out of it, inviting numerous leaders and figures to witness the historic moment. Among them was Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., who led the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and was apart of the Big Six alongside current Congressman John Lewis. 52 years later, history remembers and America celebrates this… Keep Reading

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If not for freedom, what are our soldiers dying for?

Once upon a time in the United States of America, the citizens hoped for a free nation with a Constitution that protected them from tyrannical rule. In the many years since ratification, the protections of the Constitution have slowly become chipped away by the very government it sought to restrain. Judges rule in blatant opposition to clear text and operate purely on hubris, legislators give power away to the executive who rules far beyond the limitations of office. It’s a bad place we’re in. The horrific attack of September 11th, 2001 brought things to a new level. Instead of seeking… Keep Reading

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Jim Gray rips Senator Rand Paul for supporting due process and standing by oath of office

Before the blood even dried on the victims of another attack at the hands of terrorists, Democrats found another tragedy to exploit for political gain. The predictable response to bad people misusing a device was to blame the device itself and frame anyone with a differing political opinion as endorsing violence. The vile tactics of Democrats include mocking those who pray in times of tragedy and offer condolences to victims, purely because they don’t agree with them politically. In terms of tolerance, the Democrats score poorly. House Democrats have since been pushing legislation to strip anyone suspected of a certain crime… Keep Reading

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How Anti-Gay Marriage special interests will destroy the Republican Party

The Republican Party has become a war zone and a lot is made of Donald Trump’s effect on the situation. All through the primaries, he was a topic of growing controversy and even after locking down the path to the nomination, many Republicans still remain uneasy. Moderates cite his demeanor, conservatives cite his connections to Democrats, and libertarians cite is support of various big government policies. Chaos is currently engulfing the Republican Party, but Trump is not the only threat to stability. Politico covered a developing internal power struggle for something that is realistically meaningless: the platform. While Trump is securing… Keep Reading

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Speaker Paul Ryan will allow Democrats’ anti-due process legislation to proceed

Democrats for weeks have been pushing to end due process since the tragic shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. This represents a stunning new low for even Democrats opposed to the Constitution. To this point, it’s been a clear attack on the Second Amendment, but now the Fifth Amendment is under fire. It even got to a point where House Democrats sat in the middle of the House chamber floor armed with Periscope apps on their smartphones kicking and screaming until they got their way. At the time, Speaker Paul Ryan stood his ground. But like with any… Keep Reading

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Federal judge blocks Indiana law that prohibits aborting children because they’re different

The judicial branch is out of control. Recently, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law that set health standards for doctors performing abortions. While Texas law had wanted doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at area medical facilities, the unelected and lifetime lawyers of the Supreme Court felt that ending the life of an unborn child is more important than having a standard of health. The Supreme Court also stated there is a constitutional right to have an abortion. Repeat, the Supreme Court states there is a constitutional right to kill your child, so long as it has… Keep Reading

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Iowa Supreme Court upholds vote ban for convicted felons, but is this a good thing?

The Iowa Supreme Court has just issued a ruling in the case of Griffin v. Pate, which tackled the issue of voting rights for convicted felons. Iowa has some of the strongest laws dealing with felons in the country. The plantiff in the case is a woman by the name of Kelli Jo Griffin, a 42-year old mother who was convicted for cocaine delivery. Not clear on the law, she had thought after completing her sentence and doing her time, that her voting rights were restored. This was not the case. Is this right? Should felons, given they committed a crime… Keep Reading

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A common sense approach to the Minor League Baseball wage problem

Minimum wage has long been a controversial topic in the current political mainstream by two well-meaning sides. The political left wants to raise the minimum wage, making it easier for workers to earn more and better raise families. Their opponents on the right however warn that while it may raise worker salaries, it would force businesses to cut jobs and restructure operations to offset added costs. This same battle is happening across America in local town and city meetings all the way up to the federal level among candidates for office. Now the battle is happening in Congress involving sports.… Keep Reading

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Make Rand Paul Great Again

For many conservatives and libertarians, Senator Rand Paul has been a controversial topic over the last few years. As the son of former Texas Congressman Ron Paul, he already had his libertarian credentials solidified before he even started. Upon entering the Senate, he has pushed legislation to advance a number of pro-liberty goals and bring together coalitions on specific issues. He has been a negotiator, more so than his father was in his Congressional career. Senator Paul also has an integrity issue. Whereas his father never caved to the Republican Party, his son regularly has backed up the party. Past… Keep Reading

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Through liberty, we will find peace

Whether anyone admits it or not, most human beings seek a peaceful existence free of disorder and unhappiness. We live our lives day by day trying to make ends meet, enjoy ourselves, and carry out our time on this Earth to the fullest extent possible. But despite all of these attempts, obstacles still present themselves. Historically, government is an obstacle to happiness. There is a careful balance humans have long sought between the security the state provides and the happiness we seek in freedom. To a degree, we require safety because threats do exist. As the world has become more… Keep Reading

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The Democratic Party now legitimately favors terrorist rights over law-abiding Americans

Remember the great push on the left to shut down the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay? All through the Bush Administration years, the Democrats fought against the blatant lack of due process for people who were kept at this facility. Their rights had been violated by merely being detained without trial. In America, we have a Constitution and this document guarantees us a right to due process. The counterargument was that being terrorists, the rights America offers do not apply. This is a relevant point given where we are in the gun control debate. In the aftermath of the tragic… Keep Reading

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Contrary to popular belief, law-abiding gun owners do save lives

The recent shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida has again cast guns in a negative light. After a terrorist took a device clearly not intended for mass murder and did just that, the debate has become politicized by the gun control lobby that is more concerned with an agenda then making the country safer. Incidents like what happened in San Bernardino, California and Paris, France highlight why a lack of guns can actually backfire. When law-abiding citizens are not allowed to own firearms because of the acts of bad people, bad people are allowed to take advantage of more defenseless… Keep Reading

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Supreme Court strikes down Texas law, citing apparent constitutional right to abort children

It’s amazing that people still take the Supreme Court seriously. Americans mock lawyers often for their high paid egos and ability to twist the law to their bidding, but in the end, it’s unelected lawyers that shape the entire basis of modern law. The Constitution takes a backseat whenever the lifetime tenured lawyers enter the picture. Now the Supreme Court has struck again, this time striking down a Texas law limiting abortions to those with medical credentials to do so. Under the law, doctors performing abortions would have to have admitting privileges at hospitals and clinics for the purpose of… Keep Reading

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Why Republicans should embrace the limited government approach to marriage

Marriage is a difficult topic in politics. Should homosexuals be able to engage in a legal relationship together, and live their lives with the benefits of a state recognized heterosexual couple? More often than not, this tends to be a partisan battle, with Democrats arguing in favor of same-sex marriage and Republicans arguing against. For Republicans, the family is the foundation of a society, with the family being independent of government. On that note, Republicans have long believed that marriage, being central to the family structure, should be defined by the government. Movements across America have ranged from legislative definitions to… Keep Reading

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