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Current Columns and Articles

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2013-09-26
Magazine Article  •  Defending Archimedes
An Attitude of Freedom
by Howard Blitz
Educating children and adults on the principles of liberty, self-responsibility, self-reliance, and a whole host of other freedom-minded attitudes starts at home where the groundwork is laid for a better, brighter future.
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2013-01-01
Magazine Article  •  Stay or Go?
“Looking to the Future”
by Howard Blitz
“Winners never quit, quitters never win” is a quote attributed to Vince Lombardi, the great coach of the Green Bay Packers, that matches his character. He never gave up, no matter what the odds. He engrained this concept in his players.
2012-12-31
Opinions
12-31-2012 
“Winners Never Quit, Quitters Never Win”  
   Today, Americans face a similar challenge and requires no less the determination of a Lombardi, Edison, Morse, Paine or the many women inventors of the past and present. Excessive government taxation and spending, inflation, and government initiated
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2012-12-10
Opinions
12-10-2012 
Hope and Change 
   Hope and Change came to Yuma Tuesday night, December 4 in the form of Audrea Taylor and Luke Andersen of im2moro who were special guests of The Freedom Library at its Annual Constitution Forum held at Booth Machinery. The Freedom Library awarded i
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2012-05-02
Magazine Article  •  Philosophy: Libertarianism
The Wisdom of Bastiat
by Howard Blitz
Frederic Bastiat’s masterpiece, though, is “The Law” where he maps out a classic blueprint for a free society. In doing so, the Frenchman defines law and government and the meaning of just government.
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2012-04-10
Magazine Article  •  Environment
Environmental Protection and Energy Independence Requires Less Gov't and More Individual Creativity
by Howard Blitz
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
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2012-02-27
Magazine Article  •  Cyberspace and the New Economy
Advice from Our Founders
by Howard Blitz
Our founders never advocated being isolationists; they just advocated minding our own business, to be strong militarily in case we are attacked and never to engage ourselves in the affairs of other nations.
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2012-02-27
Magazine Article  •  Cyberspace and the New Economy
The Specter of Hyperinflation
by Howard Blitz
One of the many basic natural laws of economics is that as the supply of any commodity increases the value of each individual unit of that commodity decreases. Money is nothing more than a very specialized commodity that is universally accepted in t
2012-02-26
Opinions
02-26-2012 
Advice From Our Founders 
   With our government officials beating the drum again for more war, this time with Iran, they might want to take a step back and heed the advice of our forefathers, principles that were consistently expressed through all of their writings. One,
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2011-12-30
Magazine Article  •  Economy - Economics USA
Perspective 2012
by Howard Blitz
A new year is always a good time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. Human action taken in the past drives results that take place in the future. Positive human action drives positive results. Negative human action drives negati
2011-07-05
Opinions
07-05-2011 
Savings, Not Spending Causes Economic Growth 
   If the Great Depression teaches us anything, it is that government spending does not create wealth and does not create economic growth. Both Presidents Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt followed the recommendation of John Maynard Keynes, a very
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2011-06-30
Magazine Article  •  Government
A Liberty Moment - “Committing Treason in Search of Liberty”
by Howard Blitz
In his acceptance speech for the presidential nomination at the 1964 Republican National Convention, Barry Goldwater said, “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” The founders went a
2010-10-28
Opinions
10-28-2010 
Dependency 
   Being dependent is being a slave to that on which one is addicted. Being independent means having the freedom to do what one wants without having to resort to an addiction. For example, when one is dependent on drugs for his existence, the individu
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2010-06-21
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06-21-2010 
Immigration Needs Liberty, not Government Power 
   French economist, statesman, and author of The Law, Frederic Bastiat, stated that if people and goods are not allowed to freely cross borders, soldiers will. With the advent of the administration’s authorization of quartering guard units on the Mexi
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2010-04-12
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04-12-2010 
Articles of Freedom 
   Daniel Webster once stated, “Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and the republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6,000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American C
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2009-10-07
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10-07-2009 
Continental Congress 2009 
   On September 5, 1774 fifty-five individuals from twelve of the thirteen colonies met at what is now called Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The meeting is known as the First Continental Congress. These individuals met for almost a full two months
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2009-09-15
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09-15-2009 
Promoting Peace 
   Thursday marks the two hundred and twenty-second anniversary of the signing of the greatest peace document ever struck by the hand of mankind. The United States Constitution promotes peace through its restraint of government violence. History shows
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2009-06-15
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06-15-2009 
Facing Reality 
   German literary giant, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who lived during the time of the founding of the United States, articulated “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who think they are free.”  We the people must face that reality if individuals want true freedom.    The Declaration of Independence states that all human beings have the inalienable right to pursue happiness.  It does not say that individuals have a right to happiness, just the right to seek it out however the individual defines happiness.  The Declaration of Independence also states that the only purpose for the existence of government is to make sure all individuals have this right secured, i.e. no one initiates force on another interfering with their right to pursue happiness.    What all this means is that individuals do not need any permission from their government to pursue their happiness.  They may need permission from other individuals or private businesses,
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2009-04-22
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04-22-2009 
The Specter of Hyperinflation 
   In 1919 a German citizen purchased a loaf of bread for 26 pfennigs. Just four years later in November, 1923 that same loaf of bread cost the German citizen 80 billion marks. In the former Yugoslavia between October, 1993 and January, 1995 the cost
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2008-09-30
Opinions
10-01-2008 
Financial Crisis All About Control 
   Mayer Amschel Rothschild, a very influential banker of the 18th Century, made the comment, “Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.” That observation could not be more apropos for today’s economic climate.
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2008-09-15
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09-17-2008 
Constitution More Than a Piece of Paper 
   When the United States Constitution was signed on this date 221 years ago it marked a real change in the relationship between government officials and the citizenry. For most of history citizens were ruled by rulers. Now for the first time, the rul
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2008-09-04
Opinions
09-04-2008 
America’s Promise 
   Contrary to Barack Obama’s statement in accepting the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, America’s promise is not for government to be compassionate enough to take care of its American citizens by providing health care, educati
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2008-08-09
Opinions
08-13-08 
Last Chance 
   On Labor Day, September 1, about 2380 individual members of the Republican Party will congregate in St. Paul, Minnesota to choose an individual to be their nominee for President of the United States. This is no small matter and who they nominate as
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2008-05-19
Opinions
05-21-2008 
Freedom Provides 
   In his column in the Sun this past Sunday, Mike Shelton enumerated the generosity of the Yuma community. He cited the voluntary giving of many individuals to such worthwhile organizations as Oprah’s Big Give, Crossroads Mission, Amberly’s Place, MOM
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2008-05-14
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05-14-2008 
Democracy cannot Survive 
   “A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. Fr
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2008-05-06
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05-07-2008 
Strangulation by Regulation 
   With the economy in a hyperinflationary tailspin where economic activity slows at the same time the price of goods and services increase, one would think that government officials would get the idea that less regulation, not more, would be the order
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2008-05-01
Opinions
04-30-2008 
Promoting Government Power 
   Making people and drugs illegal promotes government power. Demanding that government officials investigate and institute government identification cards for individuals, and building walls to keep people out of the United States gives government off
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2008-04-09
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04-09-2008 
4th Amendment Security 
   When members of the National Transportation and Safety Department inspect one’s luggage at the airport one ought to seriously wonder if they are breaching the 4th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The 4th Amendment reads: “The
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2008-03-18
Opinions
03-19-2008 
Government Intervention Very Risky 
   The $30 billion ante by the Fed to help JP Morgan Chase purchase Bear Stearns brokerage house reflects just how much government intervention exists in the American economy. Republicans are anything but idle as they are accused of being by their
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2008-03-11
Opinions
03-12-2008 
A Tale of Two Depressions 
   With the cost of gasoline, food products, and health care increasing at faster rates the current inflationary depression is beginning to show signs of full development. Like the deflationary depression of the 1930’s there will, no doubt, be many ind
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2008-02-26
Opinions
02-27-2008 
The Role of the Government Official 
   In 1776 the founders risked their “lives, fortunes, and sacred honor” to establish a free and prosperous nation whereby individuals were able to do as they pleased without any interference from government officials unless the individual initiated for
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2008-02-19
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02-20-2008 
2nd Amendment Restricts Government, not Individuals 
   When the founders wrote the United States Constitution, many of them felt that it did not do enough to constrain the activities of government officials and is the reason why the Bill of Rights was written. In the preamble to the Bill of Rights the f
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2008-02-06
Opinions
02-06-2008 
Quechan Park Project Reflects Expectations of Government 
   Over the years one has heard the cry that if government did not provide the good or service in question, then that good or service would never be made available. That idea has been promulgated so much that it now extends to practically everything th
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2008-01-29
Opinions
01-30-2008 
Fiscal and Monetary Leadership Bankrupt 
   Americans no longer need any more proof that the fiscal and monetary leadership of the United States is bankrupt. Both the republican administration and the democratic congress have joined hands in the total destruction of the American dollar. The c
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2008-01-19
Opinions
01-23-2008 
Crises in America 
   Last week the Arizona Board of Regents came to Yuma to address a crisis that is growing not only in Arizona but around the country. The very well defined presentation outlined the low high school graduation rates in the United States and how signifi
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2008-01-15
Opinions
01-16-2008 
Fed solution is cause of Problem 
   Federal Reserve System (FED) board chairman Ben Bernanke has pledged to lower interest rates as needed in order to avoid a possible recession. Another Federal Reserve official stated that the FED will do whatever is necessary to prevent damage to th
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2008-01-01
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01-02-2008 
American Foreign Policy: Support the Dictators 
   With the recent assassination of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, the heat in the Middle East has been turned up substantially. War exists in Iraq and Afghanistan, Turkey is invading Iraq, there is talk of an invasion of Iran, and no
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2007-12-19
Opinions
12-19-2007 
Employer Sanction Law Reflects Government Ineptness 
   Two weeks from now on January 1 a state law goes into effect punishing businesses that knowingly hire “illegal” immigrants. Both the republican majority state legislature and Governor Napolitano backed the legislation in an effort to strengthen the
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2007-12-12
Opinions
12-12-2007 
The Bill of Government Restrictions 
   On December 15, 1791 the people of the United States, through state conventions, ratified the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. The original Constitution was only ratified with the guarantee that there would be further and spec
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2007-12-04
Opinions
12-05-2007 
Even Cookies are Illegal 
   People are illegal by virtue of immigration laws. Drugs are illegal by virtue of drug laws. Money is illegal by virtue of legal tender laws. Trans fat is illegal by virtue of trans fat laws. Pay is illegal by virtue of minimum wage laws. Well, n
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2007-11-25
Opinions
11-28-2007 
Setting the Record Straight 
   Many individuals have a severe misconception of libertarianism. Many think it is all about anarchy. Others think that it is a belief that anyone can do anything he or she wants without any regard for another individual. Nothing is further from the
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2007-11-20
Opinions
11-21-2007 
Ron Paul Train Stoking Fires of Liberty 
   Dr. Ron Paul, the representative from the 14th Congressional District in Texas, announced back in March that he would seek the Republican nomination for President of the United States. Except for those living in his district, most people at that t
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2007-11-13
Opinions
11-14-2007 
Greed and Ethics Go Hand in Hand 
   With such mal-distribution of wealth around the world and so many individuals starving and/or living in squalor while others live in opulence beyond imagination, one might concede that capitalism and the free market is all about one wins and one lose
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2007-11-06
Opinions
11-07-2007 
Sudan exemplifies need for American Constitution 
   Sudan is located just south of Egypt and west of Ethiopia bordering the Red Sea. It is the tenth largest country in the world by area and the largest on the African continent. Sudan history dates back some 60,000 years with the first settlements kn
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2007-10-30
Opinions
10-31-2007 
If Halloween is Frightening, Check out Congress 
   Halloween can be a very scary time for many, especially little ones, who wind up with nightmares after listening to all the tales of witches, ghosts, and goblins. However, nothing can be as frightening or terrifying as when congress messes around wi
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2007-10-23
Opinions
10-24-2007 
Congressional Fortitude 
   Since the passing of the Patriot Acts, Military Commissions Act, and all of the other laws passed in defiance of the Constitution, the United States has lost its way as a republic and has become an empire instead. Its currency continues to be debase
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2007-10-16
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10-17-2007 
Smoking is a bad habit, not a Crime 
   A recent Associated Press article reflects how fast the United States is becoming a police state. Effective January 1 California motorists can be fined up to $100 if they are caught smoking in cars with minors. However, the police cannot stop a mot
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2007-10-09
Opinions
10-10-2007 
21st Century Myths 
   Paul Bunyan, Superman, and the Tooth Fairy are all myths that continue to this day. However, two myths that standout in today’s political climate are one, the political spectrum runs horizontally left to right from liberal to conservative and two, t
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2007-10-01
Opinions
10-03-2007 
The Ron Paul Revolution 
   Although only polling four percent in the mainstream media, Ron Paul is taking the Internet by storm and is now given a 4 to 1 chance to win the presidency. Through YouTube and MySpace, Ron Paul continues to accumulate a following of young and old,
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2007-09-22
Opinions
09-26-2007 
Doublespeak Reigns 
   Doublespeak never seems to cease. Today’s politicians appear to make it almost mandatory that they speak out of both sides of their mouths truly believing that citizens buy what they say. However, in the final analysis the citizen finally gets the
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2007-09-18
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09-19-2007 
Rights are not granted by the Constitution 
   "Done...the seventeenth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven." Thus, the United States Constitution was finalized and sent to the state conventions for approval. It would take until the fol
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2007-09-11
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09-12-2007 
9/11 is all about Government Control over the Individual 
   The reason given for the murders of September 11, 2001 has been that the murderers hate Americans for their freedoms. However, human beings of all nationalities have a natural tendency to desire freedom, not hate it. If one observes any child from
Send Letter to Editor
2007-09-04
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09-05-2007 
Helping Kids Learn Business 
   With the celebration of Labor Day just completed, it was nice to read an article published a week ago Sunday in the business section of The Sun about how the Young Entrepreneur Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the National Federation of Independe
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2007-08-28
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08-29-2007 
The Entrepreneur 
   According to Webster’s Dictionary an entrepreneur is one who organizes, manages, and undertakes the risk of a business enterprise. The significance of the entrepreneur cannot be overstated. If it were not for entrepreneurs every single 21st century
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2007-08-21
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08-22-2007 
Differences between a Free Society and one controlled by Government 
   In 1776 the founders of the United States boldly created a society allowing the maximum amount of liberty for the individual and restricting government activity to the absolute minimum ever seen in the history of the world. Based on the wildest noti
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2007-08-14
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08-15-2007 
Sophie Scholl - The Final Days 
   Tomorrow at 7 PM at the Historic Downtown Yuma Theatre, 254 S. Main Street, The Freedom Library will screen the movie, Sophie Scholl " The Final Days. Nominated for an Academy Award in 2005 for Best Foreign Language Film, the movie is the true story
Send Letter to Editor
2007-08-07
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08-08-07 
The Job of the Public Official 
   This year citizens of Yuma have the opportunity to select individuals to represent them at the local level. Next year they have the opportunity to select government officials to represent them at the state and national levels as well. Before citize
Send Letter to Editor
2007-07-30
Opinions
08-01-2007 
Big Business, Big Labor does not necessarily require Big Government 
   Government is big because government at national, state, and local levels has assumed so many functions not even the statesmen of two centuries ago envisioned. The reason that government has grown so enormous, though, is because millions of American
Send Letter to Editor
2007-07-23
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07-25-2008 
Arena is a Private not a Government Concern 
   The Karl Marx philosophy of “the ends justify the means” is prevalent all over the United States, even in Yuma, Arizona. The idea that government is to restrict its participation in the marketplace to only making sure that individuals play fair and d
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2007-07-17
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07-18-2007 
The Coercive Meddling of Government Officials 
   Most government officials today seem to have lost the libertarian concept that their sole purpose for existence as elected or appointed officials is to protect the life, liberty, and property of all individuals, not try to protect all individuals fro
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2007-07-10
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07-11-2007 
Why Ron Paul 
   Many individuals wonder why they even bother to vote. There never seems to be anyone to vote for. One constantly hears about voting for the lesser of two evils. However, even when one votes for the lesser of two evils the country still winds up wi
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2007-07-03
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07-04-2007 
Committing treason in search of Liberty 
   In his acceptance speech for the presidential nomination at the 1964 Republican National Convention, Barry Goldwater said, “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” The founders went a
Send Letter to Editor
2007-06-26
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06-27-2007 
The Dilemma of Free Speech 
   Last week Monday the United States Supreme Court handed down a ruling tightening the limits on student speech. According to the 5-4 majority ruling given by Chief Justice John Roberts, public schools may prohibit student expression that can be inter
Send Letter to Editor
2007-06-12
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06-13-2007 
The only thing we have to fear is… 
   “I am certain that my fellow Americans expect that on my induction into the Presidency I will address them with a candor and a decision which the present situation of our people impels. This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole tru
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2007-05-20
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05-23-2007 
Ron Paul hits a Grand Slam 
   Ron Paul’s presidential campaign bid hit the equivalent of a grand slam home run last week. With the help of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Fox News commentator Sean Hannity, the American people were finally exposed to the ideas and perspec
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2007-05-16
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05-16-2007 
The Lesson of Iraq 
   Individuals today sense there is something severely wrong with how the Iraq war is going and the direction in which officials are taking government. Polls indicate support for President Bush is at a record low level and support for the recently elec
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2007-05-09
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05-09-2007 
The Right and Wrong of America 
   Former President Bill Clinton recently spoke at a forum sponsored by the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government where he stated that disasters such as worldwide famine and an obesity epidemic could destroy the U.S. health care system
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2007-05-03
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05-02-2007 
Freedom and Economic Growth 
   Money is wealth, minimum wage laws increase wages thereby creating economic growth, war brings economic prosperity because it creates jobs, buy American because it creates jobs thereby creates economic expansion, increased tariffs protect American jo
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2007-04-25
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04-25-2007 
Government control proves Disastrous 
   It has been said that individuals get the government they deserve. The more government control that is demanded, the more deadly force results because government is nothing more than just that, deadly force; and nothing epitomizes this more than the
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2007-04-17
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04-18-2007 
Taxes 
   Yesterday all Americans paid their annual homage to their government by either filing their 1040 tax form with the IRS or a request to file that form later. The form must be filed in order for Americans to know how much of their hard earned income t
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2007-04-11
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04-11-2007 
Money - not a determinant of Leadership 
   Barack Obama has raised $25 million for his campaign to be president of the United States. Hillary Clinton has raised $26 million plus an extra $10 million transferred over from her senatorial campaign. John Edwards has raised more than $14 million
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2007-04-04
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04-04-2007 
Slavery now includes Everyone 
   Over the millennia, slavery included individuals based on ethnicity and religious belief. Now, however, slavery includes individuals from all walks of life. Taxation takes almost half of one’s productive capacity. Individuals must get permission f
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2007-03-28
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03-28-2007 
Nanny Laws not appropriate purview of Government 
   Laws regulating the grease doughnuts and other foods are fried in, requiring the use of helmets while riding a bike (motor or otherwise), preventing the use of cell phones while driving, dictating what one can listen to while crossing the street, req
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2007-03-20
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03-21-2007 
Libertarian View of Government 
   When the founders called the federal government into existence through the development of the United States Constitution, they understood the libertarian view of government as monopolized coercive force. This is the reason they assigned very few and
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2007-03-13
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03-14-2007 
Movie depicts libertarian can-do Attitude 
   The founders of the United States wrote the Constitution to control the force of government power entrusted to elected and appointed officials in order that the citizenry could explore, develop, and create ideas to make the best life they could for t
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2007-03-06
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03-07-2007 
The Sage Advice of Mr. Washington 
   On the 9th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution President George Washington gave to his cabinet his farewell address. He also had it printed in the Philadelphia Daily American Advertiser primarily to let everyone know that he
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2007-02-28
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02-28-2007 
Why America Continues Down Socialist Path 
   A recent AP article entitled, “Governors Seek More Money for Children’s Insurance,” explains why the United States of America continues to follow the path of socialism as opposed to the principles of individual liberty upon which it was founded. Acc
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2007-02-20
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02-21-2007 
Individual Liberty vs. Government Coercion 
   The failure of Edsel and the new Coke demonstrate that private individuals and companies cannot make the public do whatever it wants. The continued existence of the Post Office, foreign aid, and corporate welfare prove that government officials thro
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2007-02-14
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02-14-2007 
The Story of Four People 
   There once were four individuals named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. Every day there was always an important job that needed to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. However, Anybody could have done the job, but Nobo
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2007-02-08
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02-08-2007 
Nothing New Under the Sun 
   There appears to be no new ideas coming forth from either major political party. Democratic presidential candidate and former senator from North Carolina, John Edwards, stated on Sunday’s NBC’s Meet the Press that he would raise taxes, primarily on
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2007-01-25
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01-25-2007 
The Individual is King 
   The Preamble to the United States Constitution begins with, “We the people….,” signifying to the world that the individual rules his life and establishes government for his benefit. The Declaration of Independence discusses the inalienable rights of
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2007-01-17
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01-17-2006 
American Foreign Policy very un-American 
   The idea of America according to the founders and to most Americans today is to mind one’s own business, make the best of what one has, and be the best one can be. One wonders then about the very un-American foreign policy being implemented by the A
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2007-01-10
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01-10-07 
More Power Goal of Governments 
   By September 1787 a brand new Constitution was hammered out in order to form the more perfect union the founders were looking for. However, they were still extremely concerned that even the Constitution gave way too much power to government official
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2007-01-03
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01-03-07 
"Change Necessary for Progress" 
   If 2007 is to be a year of progress, change is necessary. Progress has never come about without change. The use of electricity, telecommunications, computers, increased wages, higher standards of living, and the whole way of life for every individu
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2006-12-29
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12-27-2006 
Principles of Liberty 
   As 2006 winds down and individuals look forward to 2007, it is a great time to reflect on some basic principles of liberty that provide the individual blessings of all human beings. Although American society still has a lot of room for improvement,
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2006-12-19
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12-20-2006 
Get Government Out of Christmas 
   In a free society individuals are not concerned about whether they can wish someone Merry Christmas or have religious displays on their property without fear of offending anyone. It is sad that individuals today worry that they might upset someone
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2006-12-11
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12-13-2006 
A Day Really Worth Celebrating 
   This Friday December 15, 2006 is truly a day to rejoice for it is the 215th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights. Many attendees at the constitutional convention of 1787 were not completely convinced and wanted more assurance that t
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2006-11-28
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11-29-2006 
Liberty Works 
   Government does not work very well because turning something like the determination of wages, the cost of health care, what ought to be taught to children, or the amount of money one can save for his future transforms those and many other decisions f
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2006-11-22
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11/22/2006 
Business as Usual 
   Now that the democrats have wrested control of congress from the republicans, Americans can feel secure that their freedoms will be protected. However, don’t bank on it. Based on recent history the operation of government will be business as usual
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2006-11-08
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11-08-2006 
Loud Sounds of Government Causing Deafness 
   When one continually listens to extremely loud music, the intense sound can and in some cases causes loss of hearing. This is the reason doctors and moms recommend to individuals and their kids not to work in extremely noisy areas without hearing pr
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2006-11-01
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11-01-2006 
A Superhighway to Mega-Government 
   Building a 700 mile wall in order to secure the U.S. " Mexican border hardly reconciles with the planned system of roads and rail lines labeled the North American Union Super Highway. This super highway of toll roads and rail lines coming out of M
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2006-10-24
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10-25-2006 
Real Alternative in Candidates this Year 
   Kudos to Keith Olbermann, anchor of MSNBC’s “Countdown,” who last week, scolded President Bush for signing the Military Commissions Act of 2006. However, congress needs to be admonished for even approving such an unconstitutional act. It is truly a
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2006-10-11
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10-11-2006 
Prop 207 is about Freedom and Common Sense 
   With the Kelo v. New London Supreme Court decision of last summer so freshly in the minds of Americans, propositions are popping up all over the United States, including Arizona, to clamp down on the power of eminent domain.
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2006-10-06
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10-04-2006 
Constitution Decimation 
   The very individuals who have taken an oath to uphold the United States Constitution continue their decimation of the very document that separates tyranny from befalling the citizens of the United States. Both the house and the senate have given the
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2006-09-26
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09-27-2006 
Health Care Best Left to the Market, not Government 
   Individuals seem to think that elected officials have the perfect knowledge to understand the marketplace no matter what product or service is being discussed, and elected officials always accept the appointment of getting something done to create wh
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2006-09-20
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09-20-2006 
Adhering to Founders Principles Alleviates Illegal Immigration 
   With increased incursions and violence along the Arizona - Mexican border and the increased number of deaths in the southwest desert and now on the highways, individuals need to look at the principles America was founded upon for a solution to illega
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2006-09-14
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09-13-2006 
The United States Constitution 
   This Sunday, September 17, 2006 marks the 219th anniversary of the signing of, “The greatest piece of work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man,” as Prime Minister William Gladstone of England observed. William Pitt, a mem
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2006-09-06
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09-06-2006 
Common Misconceptions 
   Elected officials and others express several common misconceptions because they appeal to so many individuals. For instance, lots of individuals think that taxing the rich will help the poor. It sounds good, but life does not work that way. By tax
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2006-08-31
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08-31-2006 
Environmental protection and energy independence requires less government and more individual crea 
   Talk show hosts, elected officials, and just every day common individuals are constantly crying 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 cle
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2006-08-24
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08-23-2006 
Means as important as ends to promoting Peace 
   The libertarian notion of volunteerism, raising funds from voluntary payments, and free enterprise that the United States of America was founded upon has become an anachronism. Individual car washes, private solicitations by youth and private found
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2006-08-15
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08-16-2006 
Freedom - The American Dream 
   Last week there was a column in The Sun that asked the question, “What happens when the American dream dies?” As noted in the column the American dream of “infinite plenty, a bottomless cup of creature comforts, and fair rewards for hard work” are f
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2006-08-10
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08-09-2006 
The Politicalization of America 
   All across America today one or more of existing legislative bodies from the national congress to city councils decide by majority vote on whether individuals can work, how much they may be paid, what type of benefits they can receive, how much of th
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2006-08-02
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08-02-2006 
The Constitution and the Middle East 
   When the founders of the United States of America created the Constitution they established some very specific restrictions upon elected officials, the severest being that only congress could decide to declare war. They established a republic so tha
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2006-07-26
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07-26-2006 
Three Votes in Congress follow Constitution 
   Congratulations to those elected officials who voted against the proposed gay marriage and flag burning constitutional amendments and the federal funding of stem cell research bill. They all preserved, protected, and defended the United States Const
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2006-07-21
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07-19-2006 
Deluding One’s Self 
   All words have very specific meanings. For instance, socialism is the government ownership and/or control of the means of production; land, labor, capital, and entrepreneurship. Free enterprise, on the other hand, is the individual ownership and/or
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2006-07-12
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07-12-2006 
Freedom Means Responsibility 
   To be a German, one must be born in Germany. To be an Italian, one must be born in Italy. To be a Mexican, one must be born in Mexico. To be a South African, one must be born in South Africa. To be Chinese, one must be born in China. To be Japan
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2006-07-10
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07-05-2006 
Striking Similarities 
   Two hundred thirty years ago yesterday, fifty-six individuals signed a document pledging their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor to establish individual liberty on planet earth. In the document these courageous individuals stated the philosophy upon
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2006-06-15
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06-15-2006 
Marine may have died in Vain 
   In Sunday’s newspaper there was an article about an individual wanting to hold a memorial service for his son, who was killed in Iraq, in the church he attends. The father was initially told that the service could not be held because the church has
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2006-06-09
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06-07-2006 
More laws make more criminals. Do-good rules not appropriate in free society of individuals 
   Producing more government laws that increase the number of individuals becoming criminals is typical of a society where government regulations control the individual as opposed to allowing the individual to take responsibility for his own life. The
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2006-06-09
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05-31-2006 
Days of low prices not really gone, just disguised 
   Most individuals see that the price of gasoline, movie theater tickets, ice cream cones, and practically all other goods and services has increased quite substantially over the past fifty years. Just recently there were comments in this newspaper ab
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2006-04-22
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04/26/2006 
The Original Vision 
   The recent increased amount of discussion and protest marches about the immigration situation in the United States has encouraged individuals to look to government for solutions.
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2006-04-14
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04/12/2006 
Forced Health Coverage Wrong Path 
   The arrogance of elected government officials never ceases. However, in a welfare state society like that of the United States one cannot expect anything less. The Massachusetts legislature approved a bill last week that would force all residents o
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2006-04-07
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04-05-2006 
Criminalizing Workers not Immigration Answer 
   Individual liberty and a free market, where the price mechanism operates without government interference, allows for the proper amount of immigration.
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