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Maybe We Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Give Up

unemployment

People want to give up but they don’t want to give up eating, shelter, or the use of their iPhones. Here’s a grim headline from the Examiner: “Giving up: 40% women, 28% men, 39% youth don’t want a job.” According

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Redundant Headline: Free Phone Program Full of Fraud, Abuse

obama-phone

The government’s free phone program is corrupt, by definition. I know this will shock you. According to a local CBS Denver station, “Government’s Free Phone Program Riddled With Abuse, Fraud.” The $2 billion a year Lifeline program has handed out more

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Bill and Melinda Gates Giving Money to the Rich?

Bill Gates

Bill and Melinda Gates are credited with being philanthropists. But one has to look at the full picture before one can be sure what “philanthropy” means for the couple and their foundation. I expect there will be some significant pushback

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Private Charity Transforms Neighborhood

harris rosen

A millionaire was able to decrease crime and increase graduation rates by private charity. Here’s a fascinating story that was recently publicized on Facebook by Young Americans for Liberty: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the

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Gov at Work: Hurricane Sandy Victims Drowning in Paperwork

government competence

It is taken for granted that victims of Hurricane Sandy should get Federal help. Insurance companies cannot possibly be sufficient. Neither can private charity. Nor should people feel any additional pressure about where they choose to live. Floods and storms

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What to Do with Free Money? Welfare v. Work Ethic

Money Dollar Bills

Last year I wrote to someone getting free money, “An Open Letter to the Welfare Cage: Dear Lucy, Nothing from THEM is ever Free.” Lucy was a woman who seemed both articulate and honest who called into a local conservative

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Sometimes Christians Need to Support Separation of Church and State

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Christians are often accused of not believing in the separation of church and state. But in some cases, the accusers are right and Christians need to change their ways. Here’s my torpedo of the week: Christians are commanded—it’s not optional—to

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Hollywood Corporate Welfare - California Steals From Poor to Give to Film Industry

Hollywood Sign

Movie industry Liberals act like they are such productive people, ignoring the reality of Hollywood corporate welfare. They sneer at anyone who might be described as conservative or traditionalist. They talk about their “work” as if  it is some kind

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The Moronic Superstition of Government Compassion

government by emergency

We have created government welfare state, on the grounds that this is identical to government compassion. I have argued that it is the opposite. We have set up a perverse system that spreads poverty so that, what starts as a

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The Doomed Welfare State, Illustrated

picture of welfare state

The Welfare State implosion is so obviously approaching and yet politicians still claim that anyone who says welfare or the entitlement state is “unsustainable” is a radical extremist. To paraphrase George Orwell, anyone who does math is a radical extremist.

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Colorado Introduces State Drugging of the Poor without Even Trying

marijuana plants

When Colorado legalized marijuana, the idea was to give people freedom and let them make their own choices. But sometimes rhetoric and reality are two different things. The problem is that we are not a free country; we are a

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“Social Justice” Is Often a Rationalization for Injustice

Social Justice

The contemporary definition of “social justice” is that a self-selected elite chooses who gets robbed and who gets crumbs. Oh, and the self-selected elite always end up well-paid, like that destitute woman, Hillary Clinton. From Gary North, “A Dialogue on

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