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Dr. Benjamin Carson Demonstrated That the Emperor Has No Clothes
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Dr. Benjamin Carson Demonstrated That the Emperor Has No Clothes

Lessons For Republican Politicians and Political Operatives

03/05/2013
The Fallacy of Government Assistance
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The Fallacy of Government Assistance

Throughout American history, there have always been those that have fallen on hard times.  From British poor laws, brought over by the colonists, to today’s myriad of welfare programs, America has a strong foundation of seeking to help those in need.  However, what started as a very simple program has become convoluted, corrupted and ultimately fails to lift people from poverty to prosperity.  While examples of government assistance failures abound, none may be so evident as that of the current situation in New Mexico.

02/20/2013
The Cruelty of the Minimum Wage
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The Cruelty of the Minimum Wage

In his State of the Union speech Tuesday, President Obama called for an increase in the federal minimum wage, gloating that it had been endorsed even by his vanquished moderate Republican opponent in the 2012 campaign. A minimum wage increase is not needed, and would harm those it's supposed to help.

02/15/2013
President Obama's Minimum Wage Hike Proposal Will Harm The Poor
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President Obama's Minimum Wage Hike Proposal Will Harm The Poor

In Tuesday's State of the Union Address, President Obama proposed raising the federally mandated minimum wage to $9 per hour, a 24% increase over the current mandate. In a subsequent conversation, my friend David Guenther of the Texas Public Policy Foundation made a good point about the effects of this if it were to come to pass:

02/15/2013
The FreedomCast: Episode 8: Reverend CL Bryant Creator of 'The Runaway Slave'
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The FreedomCast: Episode 8: Reverend CL Bryant Creator of 'The Runaway Slave'

01/31/2013
Scrapping the Culture of Dependency
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Scrapping the Culture of Dependency

One of the greatest threats to individual liberty is dependency on the state. Yet, over the last four years, America has experienced a surge in those trading economic freedom for government dependency.  The "land of the free" is now responsible for a vast portion of the population living off the means of others and there seems to be no end in sight.  The issue is laced with moral implications; those who see no problem with living off the hard work and sweat of others, as much as it is the economic ramifications of the unsustainable course America has currently chosen.

01/21/2013
Big Government Is Mean
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Big Government Is Mean

Whenever conservatives talk about lowering taxes, reducing entitlements, or rolling back our titanic government, the intellectual giants of the left deploy an incisive counter-argument: you're mean!But of course. Why, just a fortnight ago, I was strolling to the opera when a lowly chimney sweep spilled soot upon my spats. After making him polish my monocle, I thrashed the young ne’er-do-well roundly with my ivory-handled walking stick. Off to the poorhouse with you!

12/31/2012
O Father, Where Art Thou?
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O Father, Where Art Thou?

We used to hear about the single mother who worked two and three jobs to make ends meet for her and her children.  But today we're hearing more about the society of dependency that children in America are being born into, and at alarming rates.  According to the US Census, approximately 15 million children are currently living without a father in the home.

12/28/2012
The Message of Welfare: 'No, You Can't'
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The Message of Welfare: 'No, You Can't'

So, you didn't win last week's Powerball? I didn't either, which is why I'm writing blog posts instead of designing a helipad for my new private island.  I was surprised to see even my most cynical friends succumbing to lottery fever in a bad way. Though usually shrewd with their finances, they couldn't resist throwing a few bucks at a gas station attendant for that infinitesimal shot at half a billion dollars.

12/07/2012
Speaker Boehner, Obamacare, and the Fiscal Cliff
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Speaker Boehner, Obamacare, and the Fiscal Cliff

During the upcoming negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff, the President and leaders of Congress will each try to leverage the crisis they created to their advantage.

11/26/2012

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