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Feds to farmers: Host gay weddings or pay a fine

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By Charles Greene In yet another case of the government overstepping the bounds of common sense and trampling on the freedoms of individuals and small businesses, the New York State Division of Human Rights has fined the owners of a family farm for refusing to host a gay marriage. The state has found Cynthia and Robert Gifford, the owners and ...

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States Rights: Red states getting richer, freer

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There are many reasons why Americans relocate, but increasingly they are doing so out of political preference. Demographers and social and political scientists have all documented that Americans, in droves, have begun voting with their feet: Red states are getting redder and Blue states are getting bluer, according to Stephen Moore, chief economist at the Heritage Foundation. Moore has just ...

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So, survival of the republic has come down to birth control?

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Liberals were positively apoplectic over the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in which justices ruled 5-4 that the owners of the Hobby Lobby retail chain could choose, under the religious freedom protection of the First Amendment, not to cover four abortifacients in employees’ health insurance plans, because abortion is at odds with their Christian faith. And liberals hate two things ...

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Time for a second Declaration of Independence

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After being named House Majority Leader last month, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said one of his primary goals was to bring together a fractured Republican Party. Ho-hum. Heard that before. But McCarthy also made some comments that caused me to actually pay closer attention because he hit on a concept I think is vitally important for the future of liberty ...

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Government is Our Greatest Threat

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By John W. Whitehead The reality Americans must contend with is that the world is no better the day after President Obama’s State of the Union address than it was the day before. Indeed, if the following rundown on the actual state of our freedoms is anything to go by, the world is a far more dangerous place. Americans have ...

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Poll: Federal Leviathan Too Big, Powerful

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Rights suffer under the weight of a massive centralized government, as a majority of Americans have begun to realize, according to a just-released Gallup survey. In its “Mood of the Nation” poll, Gallup reported that fully 65 percent of Americans are “dissatisfied” with the way government works, the highest level since 2001. Moreover, dissatisfaction “with the nation’s system of government ...

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How Will Freedoms Fare in 2014?

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By John W. Whitehead In Harold Ramis’ classic 1993 comedy Groundhog Day, TV weatherman Phil Connors (played by Bill Murray) is forced to live the same day over and over again until he not only gains some insight into his life but changes his priorities. Similarly, as I illustrate in my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, we ...

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