Showing posts with label independence. Show all posts
Showing posts with label independence. Show all posts
July 4, 2016

VIDEO: Reflections on America's Declaration of Independence

fromReason: Making the world freer is always right, especially when the law is wrong.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Illegal aliens: the new black vote for Democrats

fromAmericanThinker: The entire point is that the Democratic Party cares about votes, not people.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

VIDEO:Tucker Carlson - The Bullies on The Left

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Unable to compete in the arena of debate, Leftists turn to more violent behavior. Features commentary from Peter Kirsanow - U. S. Civil Rights Commission.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption        Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Marijuana industry needs protection from federal enforcement policies

fromDenverPost: It is imperative that the federal government remove roadblocks that may prevent states, cities and businesses from implementing effective, responsible and safe regulations.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

GOP senators challenge funding for global warming education program

fromNBCNews: Four Republican senators say a $4 million program to boost climate reporting by meteorologists is not science, but "propagandizing.”
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Walter E Williams: College destruction of black students

fromCreators: The question for black people is whether we can afford to have the best of our youngsters demeaned, degraded and possibly destroyed to make white liberals feel better about themselves.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

VIDEO: Quiz - Why Are We Celebrating Independence Day?

A commentary on democracy that explains why we have the government we do.

What Does It Mean To Be “Free”?

How you can increase your freedom.  When most people think of the term freedom, they think of it politically, in the context of living in a “free” country, for example. The libertarian conception of it is the most clear and relevant to us here: freedom is the ability to do whatever you want, so long as it doesn’t infringe on anyone else’s right to do  ... MORE

Jacob Sullum: Darren Wilson's Friendly Trial

The need for independent prosecutors in police shootings. A Justice Department report released last week makes a strong case that Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson acted in self-defense when he shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, last August. The report suggests that Robert McCulloch, the much-maligned   ... MORE

This Independence Day, America Again Has a Monarch

by Andrew Napolitano.    After a brief holiday last week, I returned to some heavy reading courtesy of the federal government. Some of the materials that I read were gratifying, and one was terrifying. In one week, the Supreme Court told the police that if they want to examine the contents of our cellphones, whether at traffic stops or serious  ... MORE

Katie Brace: Endangered Bird Nixes 4th Of July Celebration

Another sign the country is going to the birds.     The town of Duxbury has cancelled what was an annual 4th of July beach bonfire celebration. The endangered piping plover bird has moved-in and there are at least 24 nests on Duxbury Beach. There are large areas of the beach that are restricted. The town’s July 4th committee said        ... MORE

William F. Jasper: Why More Bundy Standoffs Are Coming

The war on the west will continue.      The federal government’s over-the-top police action against the Bundy family ranch is an ominous portent of more to come, as rogue agencies and their corporate/NGO partners attempt to “cleanse” the West of ranchers, farmers, miners, loggers, and other determined property owners.       ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Distrusting Government

To celebrate our Declaration of Independence.   Recent opinion polls demonstrate a deepening distrust of the federal government. That's not an altogether bad thing. Our nation's founders recognized that most human abuses are the result of government. As Thomas Paine said, "government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil."     ... MORE

The Only Thing Children Really Need Is Freedom

by Chantal K. Saucier.       As parents, we are responsible for the "education" of our children. For me, that means simply this: if my daughter, now 7, grows up to be a responsible, self-reliant, self-motivated, honest, caring, freedom-loving good neighbor, and an overall happy person, then I’ve succeeded. I don’t have a career path   ... MORE

John Stossel: True Grit

Are you a real man (or woman)?      Do you have "grit"? Compare yourself to the man on the $20 bill: Andrew Jackson, our seventh president. During the Revolutionary War, Jackson volunteered to fight. He was just 13 years old at the time. The British captured him and made him a servant for British officers. When one ordered Jackson to   ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Parting Company

Secession is really the battle for self-determination.         For decades, it has been obvious that there are irreconcilable differences between Americans who want to control the lives of others and those who wish to be left alone. Which is the more peaceful solution: Americans using the brute force of government to beat liberty-minded       ... MORE

Ross Kaminsky: Malala Versus Sandra

What a nation of plunderers we have become.   Malala Yousafzai can't speak for herself, and it remains to be seen whether she ever will again. For the crime of going to school -- and blogging about it -- she was shot in the head by a Taliban assassin while in her school bus. Yousafzai, now 14, knew the risk she was taking when at the age of 11 and   ... MORE

Steve Chapman: Teachers' Strike Shows Need For Choice

An impediment to innovation, efficiencies and standards.   On Monday, Sept. 10, the first day the Chicago Teachers Union was out on strike, 350,000 public-school students—and their parents—were left high and dry. But for 52,000 other youngsters enrolled in public schools, it was just another day of learning. They attend charter schools, of which  ... MORE

Omar Ghate: Ayn Rand's Appeal

The real question is why her appeal isn't greater.   Paul Ryan is Romney’s pick for Vice President and now Ayn Rand’s name is on everyone’s lips. Many on the left are pillorying Ryan as an unrealistic “ideologue” because of his Rand connection. Many on the right accede, quickly trying to set aside Ryan’s admiration for "Atlas Shrugged" as youthful     ... MORE