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Ranking Nations for Overall Freedom, not Just Economic Liberty

I’m a huge fan of the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World. I always share the annual rankings when they’re released and I routinely cite EFW measures when writing about individual countries. But even a wonky economist like me realizes that there is more to life than economic liberty. So I was very excited […]

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BSA president Robert Gates: mentally asleep and morally bankrupt

  The objectives of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are referred to as the “Aims of Scouting” and they are: moral character development, citizenship training, and development of physical, mental, and emotional fitness. The Boy Scout oath states, in part, that a scout will do his duty to God and his country, to keep himself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight. Yet none of these words were found in a statement from the president of the BSA, Robert Gates, as he announced a new policy to embrace—pardon the pun—homosexuals as scout leaders: “For far too long this issue has divided and distracted us. Now it’s time to unite behind our shared belief in the extraordinary power of Scouting to be a force for good.” In today’s announcement, the blanket ban on homosexual scout leaders was lifted while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. According to Gates, lifting the ban was necessary to avoid being the target of lawsuits that the Scouts would likely lose, but with the exemption for religious reasons, Gates has actually created an environment where lawsuits are likely to increase. In fact, the BSA’s top leaders pledged to defend the […]

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Gen. Wesley Clark wants U.S. citizens put in internment camps

Retired General Wesley Clark, a former presidential candidate for the Democrat party and the past supreme allied commander of NATO, was a vocal critic of George W. Bush’s response to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon; saying that Bush overreacted in a way that violated the civil liberties of everyday Americans. Constitutional rights? That was so yesterday. In a recent interview on MSNBC, Clark called for the use of domestic internment camps—like the ones used for Japanese Americans during World War II—to be used to round-up Americans who are disloyal, and potentially disloyal, to the state. You read that right. Clark isn’t only calling for incarceration of those who commit acts of terrorism and violence, he’s calling for rounding up even those who might commit them: “We have got to identify the people who are most likely to be radicalized. We’ve got to cut this off at the beginning.” Obviously, those who commit or conspire to commit acts of violence should be arrested and prosecuted. But sending Americans to internment camps simply because of something they might do is beyond scary; particularly when you consider the fact that the Obama administration has labeled patriotic groups […]

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How should Christians react to same-sex marriage?

Since Obergefell v. Hodges concluded, we’ve seen a rampant uptick of opinions from Christians and those in support of same-sex “marriage.” Just Google “same-sex marriage opinions,” and you can browse through all 18 million hits. But something has been left out of the equation. Through all the defense and counter articles from each side, I haven’t really seen many Christian resources putting the burden back on the alphabet community. We should provide a strong shield from the Word of God, but there are some questions I’d like to ask the LGBT collection. First of all, if you truly believe in love, and really feel the decision to force states to license same-sex marriages is justifiable because of how you feel about someone, why can’t Christians follow the teachings by someone we love? Christians love Jesus, yet we are told by you that we can’t exercise that love outside of the church. And if we advocated that your keep your same-sex love in your house, we’d be called intolerant, while getting accused of forcing our morals on you. Secondly, if it’s only about love to you, then why do you need the government to recognize the relationship? For the tax benefits? […]

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Left-wing radicalism and the collapse of discussion

By: Alex Buchmann Our President’s tweet on SCOTUS’s recent soiling of state’s rights represents the Left’s ultimate feeling towards those who oppose their agenda. I’ll post the tweet for those of you who wisely avoid social media due to remarks like this: Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else. #LoveWins — President Obama (@POTUS) June 26, 2015 This tweet sent from the elected executive of a constitutional republic symbolizes yet another example of the radical collapse of discussion within our culture. Let me expound on the President’s micro-aggression a little further. For love to win, hate must lose. In the nation of oversimplification, this tweet trumps all. If you’re not for love, then naturally you must be for hate, or so the liberal narrative goes. In the ‘gay rights’ movement, which already over-politicize every issue through bullying and intimidation, there will be no arguments after this. Those opposing the court’s ruling must inevitably be part of the bigotry and hate crowd (Exclusive Tee-Shirts of which are available upon request. I’ve made some great designs!). The Left doesn’t want a second side to any […]

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Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling will end First Amendment

One of the goals of the Strident Conservative is to be a light exposing the darkness of the lying liars on the left as they spread their radical “transformation of America” agenda. Over the past year, many of the lies have been in the area of same-sex marriage and the intolerance of those who oppose the idea. Now, in light of the Supreme Court decision that “legalized” same-sex marriage in all 50 states, some of the concerns held by folks who support traditional marriage—a union between one man and one woman—are already being realized. While spreading the truth about the consequences of legalizing same-sex marriage, I also challenged those who read my articles or hear me on the radio to take a stand for what’s right and make their voices heard. Thankfully, many of them have said yes! Unfortunately, there are also those who say that these new laws don’t affect them, so they don’t see the need to make a fuss. To those people, I offer this quote from the great Dr. Martin Luther King: According to several outspoken leaders who have been legally engaged with the issue, the redefinition of marriage by the Supreme Court has set up […]

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