Liberty and happiness have a powerful enemy on each hand; on the one hand tyranny, on the other licentiousness [anarchy]. To guard against the latter, it is necessary to give the proper powers to government; and to guard against the former, it is necessary that those powers should be properly distributed. — James Wilson, Founder and signer of the Declaration and Constitution

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Caucus Across The Border

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A first-hand look inside what it was like to be at the historic 2012 Iowa caucuses, from a couple of South Dakotans who crossed the border into Lyons County, Iowa to witness the vote count at the Forster Community Center in Rock Rapids. They drew the attention of an inquisitive figure, checked out and reported on the vote count, and made it out alive to tell about the experience.

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Immediate Opportunity to Capture, Deport Illegal Aliens

Bob Ellis

Illegal aliens are having a big protest right outside the White House today, demanding amnesty. This will be a great opportunity for our federal government to do its job by arresting and deporting a lot of these illegal aliens that are supposedly so hard to find.

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Devalued Border Sovereignty

Tom Toth

The apathetic responses to each of the crises from the last couple weeks reveals a trend showing exactly what Barack Obama thinks — or, rather, doesn’t think — about the value of border sovereignty. Whether it's Ukraine's borders, Israel's borders, or the borders of the United States, President Obama sees little value in the sovereignty of national borders.

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Chipotle’s Wisdom

David John Marotta

The marketing people at Chipotle Mexican Grill have a new promotional idea called "cultivating thought." They invited selected authors to write something designed to be read in two minutes. These pieces are printed on the sides of Chipotle takeout bags as well as drink cups.

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The Narrow Way (Ode to Pilgrim)

A.J. Castellitto

He will tell you there's no danger, He will tempt you on the way, He will seem the kindest stranger, He will be your hell to pay, He will lull you into slumber...

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Israel: The Palestinian People’s Greatest Ally

J. Matt Barber

Israel is not tame. But she is good. If a poacher shoots arrows at a pride of sleeping lions, are the lions to blame for rousing and defending themselves? What does one say of the shooter when he intentionally cowers behind the skirts of his own women and daughters, hoping, indeed praying, that these precious souls will inadvertently perish as a result? One calls him a coward, a fool and a monster.

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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