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Tag: Democratic Party
  • My Journey to Liberty

    This is my first post as a new blogger for Young Americans for Liberty and I’m ever so excited. I wanted to do a “about the blogger” type post, but figured it would be too similar to many bloggers’ first post, so I decided to change it up a bit. I wanted to write a …

  • Politics of the 1960s and today: History repeats itself?

    I know we’ve all heard that history repeats itself, but within our political atmosphere I feel this is even more true and obvious. I recently read the Sharon Statement, which was seen as a sort of counterbalance to the Port Huron Statement. It made me think of the current happenings in the last few weeks, …

  • Common Cause with Dispensers of Hate?

    There is sizable element within the Republican Party who are never-enlisted warmongers and chickenhawks—like South Carolina Republican Party’s hateful political operative Todd Kincannon—who secretly wish antiwar veterans dead in body bags. Last week, Kincannon went on a diatribe on Twitter against antiwar activist and Iraq War veteran Michael Prysner, saying that Prysner should have “come …

  • Dems and GOP have opposite debt ceiling positions than they had in 2006

    In 2006, all of the Democratic Senators voted AGAINST raising the debt ceiling and all but two of the Republican Senators voted FOR raising the debt ceiling. It’s absolutely hilarious and also ridiculously sad how unprincipled our Senators are (with the exception of a few freshman Senators that have been offering solutions instead of politics). …

  • Some in Congress: What about the Constitution?

    Article I, Section 8, Clause 11: Congress shall have Power… To declare War,  grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water; [War Powers Clause] Some Representatives in Congress are seriously questioning the constitutionality Obama’s actions regarding Libya.  I must doff my hat particularly to the Democrats who are standing …

  • Charlie Brown Takes the Bait

    I got the idea to do this drawing while reading a column by Thomas Sowell. However, I wouldn’t give many Republicans as much credit as Sowell did. Some of them are just as happy to run up deficit spending to help their special interest as Democrats are.

  • Another Link Between Economic Knowledge and Political Beliefs

    At this point, readers may be familiar with a recently reported study finding that liberals and progressives were less economically “enlightened” than their conservative and libertarian counterparts. Now, another study conducted by the New York Federal Reserve found more interesting results connecting economic knowledge to political beliefs. It seems, according to the study, that taking classes in …

  • The Left Protects Civil Rights (Except When They Don’t)

    In the two-party charade that is American politics, our choices are limited. You’re either for the wars that exist, or you’re for the wars that exist plus a couple that don’t yet. You’re either for an increase in spending domestically, or an increase in spending abroad. You either want the Fed to increase the debt, …

  • Healthcare Fail

    Not only is Obama’s flaunted healthcare overhaul completely unconstitutional, irresponsible, and extraordinarily wasteful, but now even Democrats won’t rally to the cause. Obama is having to meet one on one with various members of his own party to pass this behemoth legislation. Leads one to wonder what will happen if it ever actually gets passed… …

  • Whither the Peace Movement?

    As Young Americans for Liberty readers well know, the peace movement which was so active during the Bush years seems to have all but disappeared in the wake of Obama’s election. Of course, I would argue that if blood has been unjustly shed it hardly matters which political party is responsible, and the peace movement …