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More of the More

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s triumphant entry into Washington, DC, as a United States Representative-Elect, is quickly proving a cautionary tale for Democrats. She’s an enthusiastic socialist. Or “progressive,” to use the preferred euphemism. And thus Democrats see her as a fresh breeze to air out the stodgy, musty chambers of . .

Jefferson, quote, good government, labor day, “A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring oneanother, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits ofindustry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government. . ."

Wisdom for Labor Day

“…a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government…” –Thomas Jefferson,

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Re-Segregation

It is hard not to miss the ideological left’s inconsistency regarding “diversity”: demanding diversity of race and gender, they enforce a monoculture that somehow cannot tolerate intellectual and political competition. We see this in  higher education, dominated by left-of-center professors and administrators;  in the news media, overwhelmingly filled with Democrats;

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Independence Day

independence: noun 1. freedom from the influence, control, or determination of another. If a country has independence, it has its own government and is not ruled by any other country. 2. If a country has independence, it has its own government and is not ruled by any other country.  

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Equality vs. Freedom

“A society that puts equality—in the sense of equality of outcome—ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom. The use of force to achieve equality will destroy freedom, and the force, introduced for good purposes, will end up in the hands of people who use it to promote their own interests.” —Milton and Rose Friedman, Free to Choose, p. 148.

The Deadliest Mass Shooter

Democide is a term revived and redefined by the political scientist R. J. Rummel as “the murder of any person or people by their government, including genocide, politicide and mass murder”. Government-sponsored large-scale killings for racial or political  reasons would be considered democide under Rummel’s definition. Democide can also include deaths arising from “intentionally or knowingly reckless and depraved

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CNN, You’ve Been Trolled

The Cable News Network, known popularly and un- as CNN — and satirically as the “Clinton News Network” and “Fake News” — so hysterically hates the president that it has become completely unhinged. Well, unhinged from decency and journalistic standards, anyway. The latest slips downward? First, some pseudonymous guy* on

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Peaceful?

The purpose of the demonstration was to shut down a speech. The speech would not have been shut down without the presence of violent protestors. The peaceful protestors are claiming a victory that wouldn’t have been possible without the participation of violent protestors.

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