Discriminate the spirit of liberty from that of licentiousness – cherishing the first, avoiding the last — George Washington, First State of the Union Address, January 8, 1790

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Whom do you fear? God or man?

Bradlee Dean

Crisis after crisis are taking place, and many of them are contrived to bring about an unlawful change. These crises are in many cases manufactured to produce fear for the purpose of bringing you to your knees and forcing you to submit to their creators’ ungodly plans. This is the method of dictatorships.

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Sydney Hostage Tragedy and Its American Cousin

Jake MacAulay

Just a few days ago, a dangerous and deadly hostage ordeal unfolded in Sydney, Australia. According to news reports the Muslim man who perpetrated the event is a self proclaimed minister of the Islamic state. This tragedy in Australia got me to thinking about another tragedy – another hostage situation much closer to home.

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Ignorance is No Excuse…Unless You’re a Cop

John W. Whitehead

With Orwellian irony, the U.S. Supreme Court chose December 15, National Bill of Rights Day to deliver its crushing blow to the Fourth Amendment. Although the courts have historically held that ignorance of the law is not an excuse for breaking the law, in its 8-1 ruling inHeien v. State of North Carolina, the Supreme Court gave police in America one more ready excuse to routinely violate the laws of the land, this time under the guise of ignorance.

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If You Don’t Know Him By Now…

Rick Manning

President Barack Obama has been in office for just under six years, and for the first time in his presidency he doesn't have to worry about appeasing an electorate. Congress knows who and what President Obama is at this juncture of his presidency. With his out of control EPA, NLRB, Labor Department and pen created amnesty, the legislative branch much reclaim its prerogatives over the next two years, or else they may be lost forever.

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A Machiavellian Nation

Rick Manning

Machiavellians and other consequentialists throughout history have argued for an anything goes approach for governing, asserting in effect that “the end justifies the means.” Today’s news is full of the natural outgrowth of that justification for attaining power at all costs, and it is not a one way partisan street.

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War on Americans

A.J. Castellitto

Where are the policies and common sense solutions that help Americans and secure future generations? I'm concerned about my children, their well-being, and their future. Thankfully, our faith is with us wherever we go!

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Government-Mandated Mind-Reading

Michael Peroutka

Can you read my mind? Well the federal government is now saying that it can read my mind – and your mind. And it is ready to punish you for your thoughts. Does that sound like Nazi Germany to you? Me too.

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Five Freedom-Robbers the GOP Can Defund Now

Rick Manning

Current funding for the fiscal year expires on December 11. Kicking funding questions into 2015 would maximize the incoming Republican majority’s ability to make an immediate impact, and deny outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) a seat at the table. Here are five defund items that we believe Congress should pursue immediately.

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McConnell Promise to Rein in EPA

Tom Toth

The front lines of the Administration’s alarmist war on coal literally hits home for the new incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who during this year’s campaign identified the his top priority in January’s new Congress to “do whatever I can to get the EPA reined in.”

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Liberty Versus Comfort

Ken Connor

For decades, liberal society has been obsessed with multiculturalism and tolerance. Generations of children have been raised to believe that it's good to accept everyone, celebrate differences, avoid value judgments, and affirm "authenticity" in all its forms. "I may not agree with what you say, but I'll die defending your right to say it" has been the credo of liberal societies the world over. In recent years, however, the notion of what it means to be "tolerant" has changed radically. Now, instead of merely tolerating my neighbor's differences, I must refrain from saying, doing, or even thinking anything that threatens my neighbor's ideology or makes him/her feel "uncomfortable."

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I Am No Longer a Republican

J. Matt Barber

I am no longer a Republican. John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and their Democrat-lite, RINO Republican establishment have seen to that. They have betrayed their own constituents. They have actively turned against the American people – the very voters who granted them power to do good.

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Whom do you fear? God or man?

Bradlee Dean

Crisis after crisis are taking place, and many of them are contrived to bring about an unlawful change. These crises are in many cases manufactured to produce fear for the purpose of bringing you to your knees and forcing you to submit to their creators’ ungodly plans. This is the method of dictatorships.

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Why Nativity Scenes Matter in the Public Square

Doug Carter

When Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, he explained that our freedoms come from God. “All men are created equal,” he says, and “they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” A nativity display on government property reminds us that all humans have unalienable rights- rights which cannot legitimately be taken away- because these rights come from God.

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Bush Paved Way for Obama Executive Abuse

Robert Romano

To save American car companies in 2008, then-President George W. Bush opted to use $17 billion from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), which had been enacted to extend loans to financial institutions caught in the mortgage backed securities meltdown. There was nothing in the law that had allowed the bailout funds to be used for auto manufacturers. The Administration just made it up.

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Congress Allows Obama to Slap Them With Cuba

Rick Manning

It only took a couple of days for the ink to dry on Congress' decision to fund the Obama administration's objectives for the rest of the year before it came back to bite them. The choice to fund all of the government for the next nine months, besides the Department of Homeland Security, means that Congress has little recourse to rein in Obama's Cuban bailout.

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