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Convention of States – We Will Persevere

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Over the past 120 years, the officials in various branches of government have told us that the United States Constitution is a “living document”. The argument goes that the Colonial Americans could never… Continue reading

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The More Things Change … the more they stay the same

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I was circling back on a few articles that I had filed away in my personal news archive, I use a product called Pocket, it is a great service. I recommend them. I… Continue reading

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Self-Interests of the State (Part Two)

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A continuation of the first part of the discussion about the self-interests of the state. Focus in this part is around the idea that the state knows better than the people that elected… Continue reading

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Self-Interests of the State (Part One)

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In an effort to reach more of an expanded audience, Civics Reaffirmed is introducing podcasting to the line up. This episode deals with the self-interests of the State and how Washington D.C. presents… Continue reading

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The Bear, The Dragon, The Fox, and The Lamb

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The recent and respected attention of United States Foreign Policy has been on Syria and their Civil War. By many accounts this has been an ongoing conflict since March of 2011. This time… Continue reading

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My Country, ‘Tis of Thee

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Today, we celebrate the United States of America and the declaration of the greatest expression of human freedom. Today 237 years ago, America was a collection of colonies under British rule. The government… Continue reading

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Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses Yearning …

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This nation is a dynamic nation. This continent has been the source for intellectual and industrial ingenuity for the better part of 150 years. No other nation has gone from colonial subjectivity to… Continue reading

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Give Me Security or Give Me Death

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Human history is full of stories of people making remarkable choices that have altered the future course. In the realm of public affairs, the most basic choice – if you distill it down… Continue reading

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The “Sequest” – inator

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In two short days the vitality and integrity of the United States Federal Government will be irreparable damaged – or so the propaganda campaign from the “respectable” media outlets are unifying saying. It… Continue reading

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Against All Enemies Foreign & Domestic

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The recent discovery of the President’s push to provide a legal framework to further utilize UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) in the War on Terror made me stop and think. Once stopped I started… Continue reading

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State of {Dis}-Union

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Tonight we all have the privilege to see a facet of the Constitution that, in recent times, has merely served as a campaign speech. Article II, Section 3 of the United States Constitution states… Continue reading

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Virtues of Charity – Vices of Entitlement

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JUM6C67H88G4 The pursuit of moral perfection, excellence more less, is generally consider an act of virtue.  Naturally the diametric is a vice, or a vicious act.  The philosophical study of virtue, along with the… Continue reading

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Scientific Objectivity, Moral Depravity, & The Fiscal Cliff Farce

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I have memories of purely academic economic courses where the study surrounded governing policies to understand the “market forces”, “the invisible hand” argument of Adam Smith, and yes even the “downward spiral” of… Continue reading

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The Post-Industrial America

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The epoch election of my generation has passed.  I would be dishonest not to mention my overall disappointment with America’s electorate.  I very rarely become emotionally attached to one single event outside the life… Continue reading

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American Foreign Policy: Post Obama (Debate Prelude)

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Monday evening, 22 October from 2000-2130 CST, will be the closing act in a series of theatrical performances most American’s refer to as debates. This performance will be hosted by CBS’s Bob Schieffer.… Continue reading

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