Becky Akers is a free-lance journalist and historian who has written for many major publications and websites. She prays daily for the TSA's abolition.
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I firmly believe that the purpose of education is to teach a person how to think independently and to question. Its purpose is to teach a person to think outside the box, be a self-starter and come up with new ideas. To learn how to question authorit
Few words stir up passion and polarization like sustainability. The EPA offers up this description. “The traditional definition of sustainability calls for policies and strategies that meet society’s present needs without compromising the ability o
One of the least understood aspects of human behavior is that every social interaction – whether positive or negative – has, at its core, the matter of property ownership.
Ernie’s dynamism in the midst of his arsenal of computer control panels, DVD copiers, and poster and t-shirt makers would have made a comfortable outpost for the Minutemen of 1776.
On at least a dozen occasions during its natural history, life on Earth has nearly been wiped out -- by falling rocks, by exploding mountains, by the collision of continents, by excessive heat and cold, by bacteria and viruses -- and almost had
One of the sad paradoxes of the environmental movement is the degree to which it tends to ignore or obscure State destruction of natural resources.
when proponents of a cause suddenly start to hide what they are doing, or deny they are even doing it – that should set off alarm bells and raise questions about the honesty and legitimacy of that cause.
Shortly before the U.S. Army slaughtered hundreds of starving, desperate Sioux who had been herded to the frozen shore of Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota, the Census Bureau announced the disappearance of a contiguous frontier line for the first ti
You will never be able to vote yourself more freedom than your master is willing to allow you.
...I am going to give a concise explanation of the stock manipulation meme that Deep Capture explores.
The American Indians are ideally positioned to break away from the US in the most expeditious means possible if they would simply do it.
Although I sympathize with political Libertarians, I do not count myself among them. On the other hand, I do not believe there is or can exist a centralized plan for freedom. I have come to believe there are two groups of people; those who coerce oth
One of the most important lessons that economics teaches is that incentives matter. Economics is not a field that is normally associated with the environmental movement, but the recognition of the importance of incentives has led to a schism in the m
At Convoy of Hope our goals are to provide help and hope to people in need in the United States and around world through our children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing.
"Environmental" issues make great examples of how things will change when people finally let go of the mental crutch of "government," and start acting like responsible adults.
Well this month's theme is in part about environmentalism. I coincidentally got a reminder of environmentalism this month as my 2005 Jeep Wrangler was up for its emissions testing.
Talk show hosts, elected officials, and just every day common individuals are constantly crying out for the U.S. economy to be less dependent on imported oil and shift America’s reliance on energy to renewable energy supplies and technologies thereby
One comes away from this interview, in our view, energized by a vision that is held by a man who is a builder not a tearer-down. He's built a family, a number of businesses and held onto a vision of a freer society where his sort of ambitions and rea
What it is, how it's used, and why you should care.
With Young Americans For Liberty Development Director Piyali Bhattacharya
As Obama demonizes the wealthy and pitches a dozen plans to restructure the economy, opponents of this program need a reminder of what exactly we’re fighting for.
Property rights are a tool that would best serve the interest of a tribe’s specific environmental concerns rather than depending on a government agency (Environmental Protection Agency) to allow “acceptable” amounts pollution and damage to property
Cold works by lowering the damaged tissue's temperature and locally constricting blood vessels. Using cold therapy immediately after an injury helps prevent bruising and swelling from the waste and fluid build-up.
Goyette explains how the growth of federal power and its costly warfare and welfare spending are bankrupting America and strangling our prosperity. The incredible $1.2 trillion a year we spend on state security is leading us straight down the road t
There exists somewhere, ‘out there’ in the public realm, the notion that philosophical libertarianism allows for, even encourages, the wanton destruction of our common environment, just so a few of those evil capitalists can get rich in their damnabl
My hope is that we embrace a new beginning and live up to the promises we have made to others and to ourselves.
Hour 1 - Suzanne Taylor - Producer/Director "What On Earth? Inside the Crop Circle Mystery" / Hour 2 - Genae Girard - Gene Patents / Hour 3 - Charles Goyette & Jack Gregson
Power is an issue in my art because power is an issue in the print publications I use as source material. It's everywhere really. Society is constantly engaged in power struggle. Dominance and submission. Authority and resistance.
As early as my pre-teens, it was obvious to me that something was seriously wrong with our culture, and that academia was not going to be the answer. Time has borne my observation out.