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Cartoon Ronald Reagan Implements Socialism

Posted: March 2, 2014 at 3:15 pm   /   Entertainment, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

Redistribution fails morally, and it fails to produce the desired results. And yet still we keep trying.

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Yale Wishnick Answers Key Questions about Article V Convention of States

Posted: February 25, 2014 at 8:30 am   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

Anticipating the kind of runaway federal government that we have today, our Constitution’s Framers, led by George Mason and James Madison, wrote into the Constitution an explicit remedy, to be driven by We the People, through our state legislatures, to halt a future federal Leviathan. Clearly its time has come. Article V of the US Constitution […]

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More Freedom, More Prosperity

Posted: February 17, 2014 at 4:00 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Here’s the deal. At some point, the left doesn’t get a pass any more because of their “good intentions.” If they spent half as much time analyzing the effects of the kinds of policies they support as they do vilifying their opponents as “uncaring,” they would discover that it is their policies which demonstrate a callous lack […]

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U.S. Constitution Article V, Runaway Conventions, and Prof. Rob Natelson

Posted: February 16, 2014 at 12:05 pm   /   Arizona, Entertainment, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

The US Constitution’s Article V Process 2 is the single most powerful weapon that We the People have to rein in the overspending, over-regulating, and overbearing federal government in Washington. Article V allows state legislatures to amend the US Constitution themselves, with no vote or veto power by Congress, the President, or even the Supreme Court. It […]

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Sheriffs refuse to enforce laws that make no sense and violate people’s rights

Posted: February 10, 2014 at 3:45 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

It is often said by lovers of liberty that county sheriffs constitute a vital line of defense against encroachments upon the rights of the people. If all else fails, it is said, the sheriff is the top authority of a sovereign geo-political unit: the county. In New York state, as the quiet resistance to the SAFE […]

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Nick Dranias, Article V, AZ House of Representatives, Feb 4, 2014

Posted: February 7, 2014 at 11:30 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

On Feb 4, 2014, Nick Dranias (Goldwater Institute) addressed the Arizona State Legislature Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility Committee in Hearing Room 1 at the House of Representatives. Dranias’ subject was Article V Process 2, the state-legislature-driven process for amending the US Constitution. Dranias spoke favorably of all Article V initiatives.  He champions one in particular […]

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Sen. Mike Lee Supports Article V Initiatives to Amend Constitution

Posted: February 3, 2014 at 1:32 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

On February 1, 2014, my wife and I had the pleasure of attending a dinner that included Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Arizona Rep. David Schweikert (R-CD6), both of whom spoke and answered questions from the (approximately) 100 people who attended. My favorite topic that evening dealt with the Constitution’s Article V provision wherein state […]

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Free Markets in Healthcare Aren’t ‘Broken’—Just Not Allowed to Work

Posted: January 25, 2014 at 8:45 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Democrats excel at “message discipline”—sticking to talking points whether their script is factually correct or not. Repeated often enough, the script becomes “truth.” Democrats’ script says: “The U.S. healthcare system is broken. Free-markets didn’t work; we can’t go back to what was, even if Obamacare has problems.” This script is on a par with campaign […]

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United States in danger of being surpassed in economic freedom by Botswana

Posted: January 25, 2014 at 4:00 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

15 years ago, the United States ranked in the top five most economically free nations of the world in most of the ranking systems of organizations who take such surveys. Since then, we have plummeted down to 12th place in Heritage’s ranking and 18th place in the Fraser Institute’s. We’ve now fallen to the point where […]

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