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Quote of the Day

‘Where the people fear the government you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people you have liberty.’ — John Basil Barnhill (often attributed to Thomas Jefferson) So, we’re getting closer to liberty, right?


We Don’t Need No Freaking “Reality” Czar

Today in America from journalists, academics, and politicians; all we are hearing is groupthink. Their concerns are how to combat disinformation and extremism. It is weak-minded crap. The New York Times (NYT) recently ran this disconcerting headline, “How the Biden Administration Can Help Solve Our Reality Crisis.”

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The Founders Knew the Difference Between Majority Rule and Consent

How do we know?  Consider this little gem from Article V of the Constitution: No State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of equal Suffrage in the Senate. Note that the amendment process to which this refers already requires super-majorities:  2/3 of both houses of Congress, and 3/4 of the state legislatures. Would it be …

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We Have Too Many Amendments Anyway

Biden isn’t even inaugurated yet, but the left is already attempting the complete destruction of First Amendment rights. Dissent comes from free speech and leftists allow only submission and compliance.

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There’s a Financial Storm Coming

Taxation is a weapon of government. Taxes directly affect the well-being of every American. Taxes are a necessary evil. We do need to fund a limited constitutional government. But what does that mean? What should our system of taxation look like?