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Tag: jeremy davis
  • Secession: Legitimizing the Debate

    Rational, legitimate debates are not often found in politics. Legitimate points can become so horribly misconstrued that they end up plunging the debate into a black abyss never to be taken seriously again. But in the wake of this year’s presidential election, a long dormant debate is starting to reemerge. In the weeks following Election …

  • A Foreign Policy of Peace

    The non-interventionist approach to foreign policy is often mischaracterized as nothing more than dangerous isolationism appeasing our enemies. At one point during the most recent Republican presidential debate, the mere suggestion of endorsing peace through the golden rule in regards to American foreign policy was met by a round of boos from the audience.  The …

  • Compromising for Bigger Government

    For most members of Congress, finding compromise is typically a one sided debate: Should the government be expanded by this amount or that amount? The possiblity of actually reducing government is simply never entertained. The recent debate over raising the debt limit is just the latest example of a long-standing tradition in Washington to achieve …

  • The States vs. the TSA

    Contrary to their own warped beliefs, the TSA does not reign supreme over our rights. The State of Texas recently tried to slap this reality back into the TSA by attempting to pass legislation that would ban “intrusive touching of persons seeking access to public buildings and transportation.” After the measure sailed through the Texas …

  • End the PATRIOT Act

    Members of Congress are once again proving just how much they despise American liberty. This week, both the Senate and the House with make critical votes on whether to extend certain freedom squelching provisions of the PATRIOT Act before its expiration date this Friday. Last week, it was reported that Speaker of the House John …

  • Marque and Reprisal could have taken out bin Laden just the same

    Americans are jubilantly celebrating the long-anticipated death of America’s most fearsome boogeyman, Osama bin Laden. The man behind the 9/11 attacks apparently met his end through a precisely coordinated effort by a team mostly comprising of elite Navy Seals. But what I find most intriguing is that he didn’t succumb to death by the hands …

  • Too good to be true

    For the ambitious Congressman, the Constitution has become a nuisance, a mere obstacle to be overcome or ignored rather than a guiding document of set limitations of power. Remaining faithful to their oath of office is not a priority; it is simply a formality. However, House Republicans are now championing a new rule that requires …

  • That Government Is Worse Which Governs Most

    The popular trend in American politics is for lawmakers to live under a “government is best which governs most” philosophy. It’s easy for the federal government to perpetuate the assumption of authority when it believes it can essentially do whatever it wants. Just recently, California Congressman Pete Stark reminded us that occasionally a politician will …

  • Politics in One Lesson

    If you’ve ever read Henry Hazlitt’s timeless book Economics in One Lesson, you’ll recall that Hazlitt stresses that “the art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but …

  • The Never Ending Law Machine

    In a recent article, John Stossel, host of Fox Business Network’s Stossel, comments on the government’s compulsion to regulate every meager aspect of our lives through an uncountable number of rules and laws, most of which we don’t even know about. Something’s happened to America, and it isn’t good. It’s become easier to get into …