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Fear of the Walking Dead: The American Police State Takes Aim

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“Fear is a primitive impulse, brainless as hunger, and because the aim of horror fiction is the production of the deepest kinds of fears, the genre tends to reinforce some remarkably uncivilized ideas about self-protection. In the current crop of zombie stories, the prevailing value for the beleaguered survivors is a sort of siege mentality, a vigilance so ... [click for more]

The Fiscal and Ethical Stranglehold of the Welfare State

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The welfare state threatens to fiscally weaken and morally undermine the United States. In the Federal government’s fiscal year that ended on September 30, 2015, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid expenditures, alone, made up over 48 percent of all of Uncle Sam’s spending. And it will only get worse. According to the Congressional Budget Office, in fiscal year 2015, Social ... [click for more]

Americans Reject Clinton on Gun Control

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Rallying her base — and putting her enemies on notice — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton told a debate audience in Las Vegas that the country must "stand up against the NRA" and push for more gun-control laws. It may have worked. Polls show that with Democrats, Clinton is up. But Clinton and the Democrats do not have the ... [click for more]

COLAs Reveal the True Nature of Social Security

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The more than 63 million Americans who receive Social Security retirement, disability, survivorship, or death benefits will not be getting a Christmas gift later this year from the Social Security Administration. Although those Americans have come to expect a cost-of-living adjustment (a COLA) to their Social Security benefits at the beginning of every new year, no such increase (there ... [click for more]

Individualism vs. Sacrificial Collectivism

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Free, competitive markets have been the engine for both freedom and prosperity. In addition, free market capitalism is morally based on the principle of individual rights to life, liberty and honestly acquired property, in which all social relationships require the voluntary and mutual consent of the participants.  Private property rights are central to the free society. The most ... [click for more]

How Do You Prepare a Child for Life in the American Police State?

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“Fear isn’t so difficult to understand. After all, weren’t we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It’s just a different wolf.” ― Alfred Hitchcock In an age dominated with news of school shootings, school ... [click for more]

Balancing the Government’s Budget Now

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Uncle Sam has added nearly an additional half a trillion dollars to the national debt over the past twelve months. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the Federal government ended its fiscal year on September 30, 2015 with a budget deficit of a “mere” $435 billion. Total Federal expenditures for the fiscal year were nearly $3.7 trillion, while ... [click for more]
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