What Is Independence?

Independence is autonomy. It’s the freedom to govern yourself and to rely upon your own independent judgment. Independence is freedom. But what, finally, is freedom? In its fundamental form, freedom really has only one meaning: it’s the omission of force. Freedom is the absence of compulsion. It simply means that you are left alone. The…

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Supreme Court Upholds ObamaCare — And Why Libertarian Lawyer Sees Ruling As A Constitutional Victory

After today’s Supreme Court ruling on ObamaCare, libertarian attorney Timothy Sandefur, of the Pacific Legal Foundation, gave a good radio interview in which stated that the ruling was, in fact, a victory for the United States Constitution. Here is his reasoning (note: you’ll have to deal with a loud advertisement at the beginning):

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Ray Bradbury, RIP

“It was a pleasure to burn,” wrote Ray Bradbury in the beginning of Fahrenheit 451, and continued: It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed. With the brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world, the blood pounded in his…

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New York Times Says: When It Comes To Limiting Sugar In Our Food, Coercive Action Is Okay

Sometimes you have to see it to believe it. The following Op-Ed, which appeared in yesterday’s New York Times, was written by one Daniel E. Lieberman, a professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard — a fact I mention only because you, like me, might be tempted to think that someone with those sort of…

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Illinois Rep. Mike Bost Goes Ballistic Over Pension Reforms

And I’m on his side. His meltdown is one for the books:

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Do You Know Who Brett Kimberlin Is?

I didn’t either, until I watched this: This is important — and frightening. It’s about free-speech. It’s also about political terrorism and the left. Read the full story at Michelle Malkin dot com.

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Cult-Leader Barack Obama Transfixes His Followers Once Again By Reading Off The Teleprompter

If you’re an Obama supporter 2012, it looks as if you’re in good company once again:

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Obama Versus Obama: A Losing Battle

In his attempt to fully socialize American medicine, Barack Obama’s blatant and outright contradiction of himself — regarding, in particular, the Individual Mandate — damages him irreparably, in my opinion, and it’s long surprised me that this fact hasn’t been hammered home more completely. American Crossroads, however, has just released a video that captures pretty…

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Obama On Solyndra: “Not Our Program Per Se”

Amazing what a difference a couple of years can make, isn’t it? Here, for example, is Barack Obama now talking about Solyndra — the bankrupt solar-panel company that we the taxpayers funded to the tune of billions: “Understand: [Solyndra] was not our program per se.” I know what you’re thinking: who the hell uses per…

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Obama: Folks Faint All The Time At My Events

Everyone, including cult-leader Barack Obama, knows that frequent fainting are common when you’re a brainless follower. Here’s what Barack said about it just today while speaking in North Carolina: “Looks like somebody might’ve fainted up here, have we got . . . Somebody . . . EMS . . . Somebody . . Don’t worry…

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The ObamaCare Provision That Compels You To Pay For My Contraception

The storm of controversy surrounding the provision in ObamaCare that will force America’s many Catholic institutions to fund, for example, sterilizations, contraceptives, and morning-after pills for their employees — “despite each of these being fully athwart fundamental Catholic doctrine on sexuality, abortion and life,” as Rex Murphy eloquently put it — has many people like…

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More And More Unto The Perfect Day: A Good Review At Chanticleer

L Wilson Hunt, of Chanticleer Book Reviews, recently wrote a flattering and insightful piece on my novel More and More unto the Perfect Day. That review reads, in part: Bizarre things are beginning to happen to Joel Gasteneau. A strange illness has left him feeling weak and haunted by vivid dreams, and he feels that…

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The Origins of Christmas

Syncretism is a term that means the combining or reconciling of opposing practices and principles. It’s most commonly used in a religious or philosophical context, and as with Easter, Christmas too is syncretic in its origins: a pagan celebration whose provenance long predates Christ’s birth but which eventually made its way into the Christian mainstream.…

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The Obama Administration’s Reign of Corruption

Happy Holidays!

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Barack Obama Openly Admits His Antipathy Toward The Free Market

In so doing, Barack Obama also discloses for us again his arrant economic-political illiteracy. Straight from the horse’s mouth — and it doesn’t get any plainer than this: One would be wise to note here that there’s never in world history been a system of total unregulated laissez-faire capitalism, but the societies that have come…

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