The American new conservative majority we represent is not based on abstract theorizing of the kind that turns off the American people, but on common sense, intelligence, reason, hard work, faith in God, and the guts to say: “Yes, there are things we do strongly believe in, that we are willing to live for, and yes, if necessary, to die for.” That is not “ideological purity.” It is simply what built this country and kept it great. — Ronald Reagan, 1977 CPAC speech

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The Wealth Of Nations Is Their Freedom

David John Marotta

In 1776, Adam Smith in "The Wealth of Nations" theorized that "When institutions protect the liberty of individuals, greater prosperity results for all." Institutions are significant national practices, rules or organizations that frame the environment in which goods are produced. Institutions help determine acceptable behavior and establish the incentives that stimulate or prevent economic growth.

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Defense of Liberty is Still No Vice

Rick Manning

The 50th anniversary of Barry Goldwater's clarion call for liberty acceptance speech for the Republican nomination passed this week. In a modern world where politicians talk, but their words are hollow, listening to Goldwater's message a half a century later is like a drink of fresh water. But the words were no less scary to politicians less than a year from President Kennedy's assassination.

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Freedom Index: How Does Your Rep Measure Up?

Bob Ellis

A friend reminded me yesterday that the latest Freedom Index is out. You can see it in both pdf and an online version. The Freedom Index "rates congressmen based on their adherence to constitutional principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, national sovereignty, and a traditional foreign policy of avoiding foreign entanglements. "

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Authority from the Governed–Nowhere Else!

David Whitney

All authority comes from the individuals and is provided to their representatives in government through an expressed powers document called a constitution. The understanding that all authority for government actions comes from the people individually is the fourth most important principle of freedom and the cornerstone of true freedom.

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Civil Rights or God-Given Rights?

Michael Peroutka

Fifty years ago, when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addressed a crowd of 250,000 people gathered in Washington, DC, he called on the people of the various states, and the government of these united States to live up to the principles espoused in the Declaration of Independence. But it was not, as many have falsely claimed, a call for “civil” rights.

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Left Moves to Outlaw Christianity

J. Matt Barber

The mask is off. All pretense has been dropped, and the anti-Christian left’s boundless depth of hatred for individual liberty, our First Amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) is now on full display.

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The Naked Truth About the American Police State

John W. Whitehead

Hans Christian Andersen’s fable of the Emperor’s New Clothes, is a perfect paradigm of life today in the fiefdom that is the American police state, only instead of an imperial president spending money wantonly on lavish vacations, entertainment, and questionable government programs aimed at amassing greater power, Andersen presents us with a vain and thoughtless emperor, concerned only with satisfying his own needs at the expense of his people.

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Declaration of Independence: Our Rights Come From God

David Whitney

There is a Creator God and He determines right and wrong, good and evil… not man. This is the most important foundational principle of law and justice. If this principle is not understood as absolute, undeniable truth, one could conclude that every principle in our founding charter, The Declaration of Independence is a lie.

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Our Government versus The People

David John Marotta

Governments, like currency, require legitimacy to stay in power. If citizens don't believe in the control of the government, then the government will lose its power. This is why our government is studying the genesis of political movements aimed at large-scale political and economic change. As released by The Guardian, the Department of Defense is spending millions to study civil unrest, viral activism and models "of the dynamics of social movement mobilization and contagions."

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Dumb on the 4th of July

Steve Deace

A prophet of old once said “my people perish for lack of knowledge.” Today, our stunning lack of knowledge of what it is we’re really celebrating this weekend means we could be the generation that sees liberty perish in America.

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Missing Hard Drives

Ken Connor

If ever a federal agency has made ineptitude into an art form, it has to be the IRS. After months of stonewalling and grandstanding and Fifth Amendment privilege-pleading before congressional committees, Lois Lerner and the IRS are now the subject of a federal lawsuit. In response to charges that they unfairly impeded the tax-exempt application of the organization "True the Vote," for political reasons, the IRS is invoking "the dog ate my homework" defense.

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GOP Establishment: We Do Big Government Better

Bob Ellis

Among the Republicans inside-the-Beltway, there's no desire to fight for a smaller government. There's an acceptance of what is, and they claim it's rooted in this is what the American people are voting for.

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Rush Was Right: The War on the Suburbs

Robert Romano

“What better way to give a boost to the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Act and the remaking of American neighborhoods than to start injecting illegal immigrant populations into targeted cities and towns in the suburbs all across the country?” That was national radio talk show superhost Rush Limbaugh commenting on a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulation, “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.”

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The Power of the Gospel

A.J. Castellitto

The power of the gospel must never be overlooked. It lives in the hearts of men. It annihilates the evil nature and iniquitous disposition. It resides in the heart and soul of Nicky Cruz. Nicky Cruz was a young, cold, heartless, murdering, New York City gang leader when he was subdued by the only power outside the grave that could stop him...

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Impeach Barack Obama, the Anti-American, Marxist Fiend

Gina Miller

Whether it’s the insane, deliberate exploding of the welfare rolls, the wicked, near-daily flood of lawlessness from Obama, his administration and federal departments, the treasonous Obama administration-orchestrated illegal alien invasion of our nation from the southern border, the swapping of terrorist enemy combatants for an Army deserter, his EPA’s war on our energy supplies, his war on our military and so much more, we are witnessing the defeat and destruction of the United States of America by enemies within.

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"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all." - Ronald Reagan, Nov. 10, 1964