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Setting a New Course in Steamboat, August 23

How often do you hear: “We only preach to the choir!” After six decades of conservatism, is government bigger or smaller? Is the Constitution even relevant to our politics and policies today? Freedom lovers everywhere are frustrated by the answers to these questions. Yet the temptation is strong to do more of the same. It’s familiar. It’s what we know. But it’s not working. THE PATH...

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Freedom Needs Hearts, Not Charts

Numbers move few souls. Numbers don’t sway the human heart. THE FREEDOM MOVEMENT The modern freedom movement—by which I mean the conservative and libertarian push against growing government regulatory power, government redistribution of wealth, and the diminishing individual and entrepreneurial freedom that necessarily follows—has been in motion for six decades. But it has failed to move...

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One in Equality: Race and the Zimmerman Case

One in Equality: Race and the Zimmerman Case

With all the attention surrounding the George Zimmerman case, I have one simple thought. I did not follow the case closely and therefore I am not looking to get into debates about the nuances. But the case has brought the subject of race back into the public spotlight in America, yet again. It is a subject that never goes away, at least not more than a short spot of time until it reappears for...

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Declaration of Independence: Radical Then and Now

Declaration of Independence: Radical Then and Now

As we sip beer and watch fireworks this 4th of July, think of all the freedoms we enjoy: The freedom to speak our mind, to pray in a church we choose or not pray at all, to keep what we produce, to vote fellow citizens into or out of government office. No people ever have enjoyed the freedoms Americans have. Further, think of all the good Americans have accomplished. They instituted the first...

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Some Thoughts on Religion and Politics, Persecution and Liberty

Some Thoughts on Religion and Politics, Persecution and Liberty

President Obama’s recent remarks about religious division in Northern Ireland sparked considerable and increasingly heated opposition from Christian leaders. Unfortunately, the fuse lit by Obama has offered not much light, by anyone on either side of the fight. “If Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another, and...

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