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The Giver: Illustrating the Left’s Egalitarian Consequences

The Giver: Illustrating the Left’s Egalitarian Consequences

Wednesday evening, I had the distinct pleasure of watching the premiere of the new Weinstein Company-Walden Media collaboration movie, The Giver, at the conservative Heritage Foundation. The movie beautifully demonstrates a fully-realized concept of what radical egalitarianism could look like in practice. In fact, the community could even be faulted for being too kind to egalitarians.

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Unexpected Joys of a Small Town

In the end, conservatives have it right on the whole: the small town is fertile ground for robust cultural mores, preserved traditions, and a sense that most people know each other’s names and care about each other’s lives. But I fear for the future - a move to large cities so often coincides with an increasing isolationism.

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Hidden Agenda, or Behind-the-Scene Strategy?

Hidden Agenda, or Behind-the-Scene Strategy?

A few weeks ago, President Obama was yukking it up with some people about how the Democrats could win the midterm elections, but it would require liberals doing something a bit like Hillary did: move. In pure and simple terms, he wanted young liberals to move to red states, for the purpose of destroying the conservative strongholds.

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What Do I Do With the Noem Signs?

What Do I Do With the Noem Signs?

So I just got off the phone with a staffer at Rep. Kristi Noem’s (R-SD) office. I had a simple question, “Who did Kristi support for House Majority Leader in last Friday’s vote.”

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You Don’t Own Yourself

You Don’t Own Yourself

The libertarians (and many conservatives) want the individual to triumph over the state: maximum freedom and minimum state. On the other hand the liberal holds to “positive rights” of the FDR variety. The problem with the individual-state dichotomy is that society isn’t merely composed of individuals and the state.

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U.S. Senate Candidate Stace Nelson

Thank You to Stace Nelson Supporters

By now, you probably know the results of last night’s Primary election were not what we had hoped for. Stace had asked that I share some thoughts with you.

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First Amendment inscription, in front of Independence Hall (Photo credit: Robin Klein)

Democrats’ Latest Assault on the Constitution

Two hundred twenty-three years after the First Amendment went into effect, Senate liberals are trying to put an expiration date on political speech. While most Americans were firing up their grills last weekend, Sen. Udall was lighting a match under Senate Democrats to get a vote on his Joint Resolution 19. And if it’s successful, the National Archives will need more than bomb-proofing to protect America’s founding documents.

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Reducing Prison Populations

Reducing Prison Populations

Few U.S. institutions resemble today’s prison system. Most Americans have little-to-no exposure to this quiet behemoth which has quadrupled its population since the 1980’s, but for those who are exposed, the effects are dramatic. The system is wrecking families, hurting individuals, and costing our nation billions of dollars. We’ve seen some promising developments in the last year, but more Americans need to open our eyes to the dangerous path we’ve been headed down and push for continued reforms.

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Rick Askvig Hits Councilwoman Scott Over Prayer Issue

Rick Askvig Hits Councilwoman Scott Over Prayer Issue

In this update from the Wingnuts of Rapid City, former South Dakota Senator Bill Napoli recounts a recent meeting of the Wingnuts where Rapid City Council Candidate Rick Askvig criticizes Councilwoman Amanda Scott for knucking under to secularists who wanted the council to stop praying before meetings.

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Bradlee Dean awarded Education Liberty Award for Homeschool Advocacy

Bradlee Dean awarded Education Liberty Award for Homeschool Advocacy

There’s something about America’s stubborn sense of independence and strong families that forms the bedrock of greatness in this country. The rest of the world does not produce the Thomas Edisons, Bill Gates, or Steve Jobs of the world.

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