Category Archives: Politics

Must We Pick a Side?

“At all times sincere friends of freedom have been rare,” says Lord Acton, “and its triumphs have been due to minorities.” It is not easy in a hugely partisan political environment, but by maintaining your objectivity and principles in these times, you will be in the minority. But you will be a friend of freedom, and you could make all the difference.

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How the Founders Dealt with Fake News

The media response frames the fake news issue as nearly the single greatest threat to democracy in our time. But despite the worries that surround an uptick in fraudulent news, the phenomenon is nothing new, nor does it particularly portend dark times in America’s future. The truth is that while the American media landscape has been in a constant state of change over two centuries, the spread of hyper-partisan, scurrilous, and even phony news stories has been more common than uncommon throughout the history of the republic.

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You’re Afraid of Power, Not Trump

Everyone loves the advancement of their own personal agenda, as long as the not so nice parts are pointed elsewhere. We are far too quick to trade our freedoms and liberties on the promise that our compassionate leaders will crush our evil opposition. But every power used to control our political and social enemies can also be used to control us.

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How Alexander Hamilton Warned Us About Hillary [AUDIO]

One of the greatest fears of the anti-federalists was that the proposed federal government would become a kingdom. And, that that kingdom would usurp the power of the states, turning them into subjugated provinces of the federal government. And, over and over and over again the federalist papers reassured them that the way in which the federal government was setup by the constitution, that it could NEVER have this power. But, today, it is just a matter of fact to most politicians that the federal government can claim almost any power that it wants. This election cycle it is important that we re-visit our founding generations writings to see how America is supposed to function.

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Assange’s Fate

The saga of Julian Assange seems to be drawing to a climax – one that will decide the fate of this historic whistleblower who, for years, has been a giant thorn in the side of governments everywhere. Share This Article

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Resisting the Dictatorship Mindset

When people in power convince a population that every problem requires a political solution, that population is primed for authoritarianism. In other words, the population has adopted “The Dictatorship Mindset.” While political engagement is crucial to a functioning civil society, the politicization of every facet of life will eventually crush that society.

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The Evolution of Sovereignty in American Political Thought

Sadly, most Americans have rejected the idea of sovereignty in the people and have instead reverted back to the pre-revolutionary British model of the government’s sovereignty. They’ve placed sovereign power in politically connected lawyers staffing the Supreme Court, and even the president. Americans can take back control over the federal government, but to do so, they must rediscover the founding principle of sovereignty in the people.

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