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Religious Liberty: Have We Forgotten the Pain of the Hutterites?

College students these days learn what a wise leader President Woodrow Wilson was, a good progressive. An example of the positive summary of his work is the historical summary of…

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Yemen Needs Your Help As Millions Face Starvation (Another Fruit of the “Military-Industrial Swamplex“)

Many of you have heard about the stunning archaeological site in Yemen found by a German team that gives us three ancient altars from Lehi’s day bearing the name of…

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Heroic Salt Lake Woman Stands Up for Law, Order, and a Patient’s Rights — and Gets Arrested by Salt Lake Police

I am a law and order guy. I was raised in a family with a mother who had a “Support Your Local Police” bumper sticker on our car, and I…

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The End of the Bill of Rights? Civil Asset Forefeiture in the US

Burglars and other crooks across the United States manage to seize around $4 billion a year in cash and goods from their victims. That’s actually less than the value of…

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Too Complex! Don’t Confuse Me with that Military-Industrial Thing

I am surprised how many Americans who care deeply about politics and current events don’t seem to have considered the forces that act on and influence government. During a recent…

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An Insane, Kingly Decree: Flushing the Constitution Again and Empowering Pedophiles

One of the awkward things about bathrooms in China is that there is less privacy than we Westerners tend to like. Floor to ceiling windows may be next to urinals….

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Protecting Religious Freedom: LDS Apostle Elder Dallin H. Oaks Calls for Unity, Respect for Constitutional Liberty

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke today at Chapman University on the topic of protecting religious freedom. Chapman University is a prestigious private university…

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Preserving Freedom: Hard to Do in Ignorance

For decades, Americans have skated though what we call education without basic information about the founding of this nation and the principles of liberty that our Founding Fathers taught. We…

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A Cure for Deadly Optimism and a Key for Preserving Freedom: The Book of Mormon

Admiral Jim Stockdale is a man who understood the pain and trauma of physical torture. Admiral Stockdale was the highest ranking United States military officer in the “Hanoi Hilton” prisoner-of-war…

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How Quickly Freedom is Lost: Remembering FDR’s NRA

Were any of you around in Franklin D. Roosevelt’s day? I am amazed at how he is praised in our modern textbooks, with little critical discussion of what he did to Japanese Americans or to the Constitution of this land. While the precedent he set of massive executive power grabs continues unabated in our day, there are some lessons from his reign that should be remembered by those who seem eager to trust a President with power far beyond the intent of our Founding Fathers. For example, consider FDR’s National Recovery Administration (NRA)…

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