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Former V.P. Joe Biden talks about free speech and the First Amendment during a conference at the University of Delaware.

US Politics

Power Corrupts: A Culture of Compliance Breeds Despots and Predators

By John W. Whitehead

“All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.”― Frank Herbert… 1,730 more words

Why Is Secession Such a Terrible Word?

Libertarian author and pundit John Stossel is mystified by all the smack talk about secession.

“Why do so many people see secession as such a terrible thing?” he asks. 482 more words

Jim Langcuster

Anniversary of a call to citizenship

Fifty-five years ago this week, I woke up in Arlington for the first time, a four-year-old transplanted from Texas. Upon finishing law school in Austin, my dad had answered Kennedy’s call, “Ask what you can do for your country,” and gone to work for his senator, Ralph Yarborough. 289 more words

Nothing To See Here, Folks ...

It was only a tweet … no more than 140 characters, and not much different than many others he has thumbed over the past two years, but it sent a shockwave through the media and the thinkers in the nation. 909 more words

Political Commentary

Gun Anarchy and the Unfree State

Our debates over gun ownership typically revolve instead around a potent set of myths that cloud our historical understanding. Read historian Saul Cornell’s concise historical reflections on the 2nd Amendment and guns in the U.S.: … 8 more words

History

The Supreme Court Failed US

The 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as ratified, states: “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” 161 more words

Gun Crime