Modern American’s seem to have lost sight of essential truths clear to the country’s founders more than 200 years ago.
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You see, if you start with a flawed premise, you will always come up with the wrong answer.
What is the value of being safe if we are not free? Did our forefathers flee the kings and despots of Europe and come here to be safe? Did Patrick Henry say â€œGive me safety or give me death?â€
by Bob Barr Throughout U.S. history, the American people have balanced liberty and security. Finding the right mix isn’t always easy. But policy-makers must never forget that they are duty-bound to protect a free society. Government had ample powers before 9/11 to deal with terrorism in a manner consistent with the Bill of Rights. If [...]
Guest Commentary by Brian Trent There’s a lesson in the Aesopian tale of the man who wanted to cook a frog. When he tossed the amphibian into a pot of boiling water, it leapt out to safety. The thwarted cook then changed tactics. He placed the frog in cold water… and slowly brought up the [...]