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Democracy and Power 101: Government is power In order to get power and retain it, it is necessary to love power; but love of power is not connected with goodness but with qualities that are the opposite of goodness, such as pride, cunning, and cruelty. – Leo Tolstoy
Two pieces of dangerous legislation are currently being debated in Congress that could forever change the Internet: the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA). The proponents of these harmful bills claim that it is necessary to stop online piracy, the illegal sale and/or distribution of copyrighted and trademarked products on the Internet.
Democracy and Power 101: Government is powerGovernment is not, as some people like to say, a necessary evil; it is not an evil, but a means, the only means available to make peaceful human coexistence possible. … Ludwig von Mises
South Carolina: Tell Your Representative to Cosponsor School Choice Bill H.4576
Dear FreedomWorks member, As one of our 20,000 FreedomWorks members in South Carolina, I urge you to contact your representative and ask him or her to cosponsor H. 4576. Introduced by Rep. Bedingfield (R-District 28), the bold legislation would usher in important school choice reforms for South Carolina and give parents greater choice in their child’s education.
Mercury Rising? Not Really.
Amid its recent regulatory blitz on domestic energy production, the Environmental Protection Agency has launched an aggressive campaign targeting coal fire power plants through the regulation of mercury emissions.
President Obama is Not Actually Cutting Military Spending, But He Should
A top news story of the day is that President Obama is supposedly cutting almost half-a-trillion dollars from the defense budget. But this is simply not true. President Obama is not cutting a single dime out of the military budget. He is actually substantially increasing military spending over the next several years. Washington has once again cleverly disguised a spending increase as a “cut”.
The Campaign of Silence: How the Country Ignores Education
In the past weekend, two more debates came and went, marking two more wasted opportunities for the Republican presidential candidates to address education reform. In an increasingly competitive global economy, finding a better way to educate future American generations is a topic that warrants serious discussion.