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End Torture - Shut Down the CIA

360915_CIA-torture Remember back in April, 2007, when then-CIA director George Tenet appeared on 60 Minutes, angrily telling the program host, "this government does not torture people"? We knew then it was not true because we had 9/11, but it had vastly exaggerated any valuable information that came from such practices.However, secret rendition of prisoners to other […]

Rand Paul vs. Rick Perry on Foreign Policy: A 2016 Preview

gty_rt_rick_perry_rand_paul_jc_140714_16x9_608 There is no debate we're a country in transition. The only debate is what we're actually transitioning to, and whether we'll be better or worse as a people for it. Such transitions challenge trusted traditions to prove they're still relevant. Old alliances are tested. And folks tend to gravitate to new ideas quickly before they're […]

A Victim of Michigan’s Food Gestapo Speaks Out

101213_1802_RawMilkCome2.jpg It seems that the so-called leaders of my former home state of Michigan are at it again. Although the Michigan legislature is pretty good at protecting the rights of gun owners, when it comes to the right of Michigan residents to freely consume, and grow, what they choose, their efforts appear to be an epic […]

Why Do We Have a Bill of Rights?

bill-of-rights-hero-lg In any free society, that area of life which is left to the sole discretion of the individual includes all actions that are not specifically forbidden by a general law.  In our nation, when it came time for the ratification of the Constitution it would have been impossible to gain the votes needed if the […]

‘Christian’ Leaders Fail to Bring the Truth

261840-Joel_Osteen_at_Dodger_Stadium "There is a common, worldly kind of Christianity in this day, which many have, and think they have enough – a cheap Christianity which offends nobody, and requires no sacrifice – which costs nothing, and is worth nothing." – J. C. Ryle The more I learn about this nation's leadership in the church and in […]

Gun Regulations In Colorado Completely Fail Expectations

gun-laws-21 A year into the addition of legislation increasing background checks for the sale of firearms, data compiled by the Associated Press has shown that the legislation didn't accomplish all that much, the Aurora Sentinal reports. A devastating string of shootings last year lead Democratic lawmakers in Colorado to introduce gun restrictions meant to deter future tragedies, […]