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Why I Don’t Care All That Much About the Presidential Election

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“This is the most important election of our lifetime!” “If [insert candidate’s name here] wins the presidency, it could mean the end of the Republic!” “[Insert candidate’s name here] will shred the Constitution and trample our rights!” I’ve heard these kinds of statements over and over again since the beginning of this election cycle. And […]

Modern American Conservatives: A Different Brand of Progressive

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Southern, Iraq (Apr. 2, 2003) -- U.S. Army Sgt. Mark Phiffer stands guard duty near a burning oil well in the Rumaylah Oil Fields in Southern Iraq.  Coalition forces have successfully secured the southern oil fields for the economic future of the Iraqi people and are in the process of extinguishing the burning wells that were set ablaze in the early stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and end the regime of Saddam Hussein.  U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Arlo K. Abrahamson.  (RELEASED)

Modern conservatives constantly rail against left-wing collectivism and central planning. Well pot…meet kettle. Recently, Donald Trump suggested America should just “take the oil” out of Iraq. Now, anybody who values liberty should recoil at such a suggestion. After all, the oil doesn’t belong to America. Normal people call taking things from others theft. But in […]

Maine Governor to Feds: States Don’t Work for You

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AUGUSTA. Maine – (Aug. 25, 2016) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage recently demonstrated exactly how states should handle the federal government. Just tell it, “No!” In July, the U.S. Department of Commerce sent a request to LePage, asking him to turn over classified state information relating people on Maine’s welfare roles. According to Maine Wire, […]

Hillary’s “One Nation” B.S. – America Is Not One Nation and Never Was

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Politicians at the federal level always try to sell the United States as a singular nation. Hillary Clinton peddled this myth during her speech at the Democratic National Convention. When representatives from 13 unruly colonies met just down the road from here, some wanted to stick with the king. Some wanted to stick it to […]

Partisan Electoral Politics Is Dumb

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Today’s political outrage revolves around allegations that Melania Trump plagiarized part of a Michelle Obama speech. A passage from Melania’s speech in Cleveland was nearly a verbatim rehash of part of Michelle’s 2008 DNC speech. A friend of mine condescendingly noted that Trump supporters wouldn’t care. Of course, he’s right. They don’t care. No more […]

Tell Me Again How Voting Republican Fixes the Supreme Court?

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The Supreme Court constantly ignores the Constitution and makes up “constitutional law” by edict. The fact anybody puts any faith in this panel of politically connected lawyers in black dresses receiving federal paychecks to limit the power of the federal government strikes me as absurd on its face. But conservatives constantly tell me the problem […]

Gun-Grabbers to the Left of Me, Voyeurs to the Right

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I’ve got gun grabbers to the left of me, voyeurs to the right. In the wake of the Orlando shooting, politicos of both the Republican and Democratic persuasion scrambled to apply Rahm Emanuel’s salient advice. “Never let a crisis go to waste.” Right wingers filled my Facebook newsfeed with complaints about the lefty gun-grabbers exploiting […]

133 Words or Less: Extreme Republican Constitutional Hypocrisy

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A number of Republican state elected officials have expressed outrage at Pres. Obama unconstitutional federal bathroom mandates. In the process they reveal their extreme constitutional hypocrisy. The Obama administration’s threat to withhold education funding if states don’t adhere to unconstitutional federal bathroom guidelines raised the ire of many Republican state legislators and governors. For instance, […]