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Unions battle for survival in key strongholds as court cases challenge forced dues

So Illinois has had about enough of the Public Employee Unions as well. It’s about time. Illinois has granted them pensions which cannot ever be funded, Illinois simply can’t raise the money. This is what always happens when a union ‘negotiates’ with a body that is not spending its own money. Even FDR, no friend […]

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Why is localism important? | AECR

View image | gettyimages.com For us as Americans there is nothing new or novel about what is stated here. We are inclined to refer to it by its third name: Federalism. And as such it is one of the principles our founders used to help us maintain our freedom. It’s interesting, I think, that one […]

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Erastianism; John Stuart Mill, and the Saviour State

This is an outstandingly interesting (albeit long) article. I don’t agree with all his premises, especially with regard to intentions but he’s very good on outcomes. In any case he’ll make you think.  By Douglas Farrow writing for Touchstone magazine: The Audacity of the State Jeremiah Wright’s 1990 sermon, “The Audacity to Hope,” which lent […]

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Hillary! and Kipling

So Hillary! is running, Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist has some thoughts, and so do I. 8 Reasons Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Is Going To Be A Trainwreck http://t.co/PDwRm6cxMt — The Federalist (@FDRLST) April 13, 2015 To start with I don’t disagree with a single word she wrote here. It strikes me as strange that the Democrats, […]

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Boys Don’t Cry?

This is my post from this morning at the Watchtower. As you know, I rarely crosspost between the sites, the mission is different, as is the readership. But this one, I think, transcends the differences, and has lessons for us on both sites. You’ll find a link in the post to an article of Jessica’s […]

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Boys Don’t Cry?

This is my post from this morning at the Watchtower. As you know, I rarely crosspost between the sites, the mission is different, as is the readership. But this one, I think, transcends the differences, and has lessons for us on both sites. You’ll find a link in the post to an article of Jessica’s […]

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