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Fast Food Politics: America’s Demand for Political Junk Food

Something I’ve come to recognize more and more, and by default, emphasize more and more when speaking to various groups is this: we should throw out 95% of what we hear from candidates campaigning for some government position. That seems a bit harsh, I know, but I’m actually being kind… I didn’t say 100%. 😉 …

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Thanksgiving in the United States

“If you think Independence Day is America’s defining holiday, think again. Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down.” Tony Snow I’m going to start out this post with a personal “thanksgiving”. I’m thankful for three years of successfully writing this Liberty Belle blog. This is my third Thanksgiving post and for that alone, I am thankful. I’m …

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Roe v. Wade and the Constitution

It seems most of the world is now aware of the Supreme Court ruling on the Mississippi ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. In other words, you’ve probably seen headlines like, “Roe v Wade Overturned”, “Abortion Rights Ended”, “Democracy’s Downfall?”, “A Win for the Right”, “Abortion Ended!” or a slew of other rousing …

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Politics Isn’t Everything… And That’s a Privilege

The beauty of a free country, a country with liberty, is that politics doesn’t have to be everything. Do you understand what a rarity that is? In many countries, where government oppresses and controls every facet of someone’s life, politics and government truly is everything, no matter how hard the citizenry may try to escape it. When the government oppresses, the people have no choice but to be involved in politics and government and no choice but to live with politics and government being involved in their lives. Click to read more.

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Oklahoma House Passes Bill Saying They Can Declare Federal Law Unconstitutional

I think we need a review. This Oklahoma bill is an excellent case study of constitutional law and constitutional realms of power. Here we have a state legislature asserting that it will not require the state to follow federal laws that the state legislature deems unconstitutional. That’s a mouthful. Let’s look at some of the …

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What “West Virginia vs the EPA” Reminds Us About Delegated Power

When teaching my college students, I always work to make the monstrosity that is the “bureaucracy” something simple and tangible. I want to unravel the web of confusion shrouding the bureaucracy. We’ve all heard of the bureaucracy but how many of us could simply explain what it is or what it does? So, I always …

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