Archive | April, 2014

Constitution 101: The Nature of the Federal Government

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To understand the extent of federal power, we must first understand generally what type of government the Constitution created. During the Philadelphia Convention, many framers favored a strong national government. In fact, James Madison even proposed a federal veto on state laws. But as the convention wore on, delegates voted down proposals to create a […]

More On the Non-Violent Path to Freedom

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My last article titled I Choose the Tougher Path to Freedom: Non-Violence was reprinted over at the Tenth Amendment Center. A commenter named Paul over there leads me to expound a little on the subject of the use of violence to bring about change. Paul wrote: ‘The non-aggression principle serves as the cornerstone of my […]

I Choose the Tougher Path to Freedom: Non-Violence

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Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary. – Gandhi I’m conflicted. More than anything, I simply want to live free. When others build walls against freedom, we must tear them down. But how do we go about doing that? How do we stop those that would lay chains over […]

Nevada, You Have a Problem!

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Nevada, you have a problem. Many have framed the standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the Federal Bureau of Land Management as a “states’ rights” issue. Consider this summary by CBS News. “The fight between Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management widened into a debate about states’ rights and federal land-use policy. Bundy […]

Pulling History Out of the Orwellian Memory Hole

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In the dystopian world created by George Orwell in 1984, inconvenient truth disappeared down a memory hole. The Ministry of Truth frequently updated history to coincide with the messaging of the day. Whenever the official story changed, all evidence of the previous incarnation of truth was systematically destroyed. In the walls of the cubicle there […]