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" Accepting federal funding undermines state sovereignty as states become beholden to federal requirements in order to keep the money flowing. "
" Chicago is known for good steaks, expensive stores and beautiful architecture. Unfortunately, the Windy City also enjoys a reputation for corrupt politics, violent crime, and some of the strictest gun control laws anywhere in the country. "
" Courts have long recognized the federal government's robust power to inspect people and goods entering the country. After all, the very foundation of national sovereignty is a nation's ability to protect its borders. "
" Despite two decisions, in 2008 and 2010, by the U.S. Supreme Court unequivocally affirming that the Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms against infringement by the government, state legislatures continue to do just that - enact laws that significantly infringe this fundamental human right. "
" Firearms manufacturers usually find themselves playing defense. "
" For decades, parents were told by so-called parenting 'experts' that offspring would be best raised on the belief each is special and entitled to all life has to offer. "
" For far too long the American public and business sector have kept their silence as civil liberties have been whittled away by statutory and regulatory measures. "
" It is difficult, if not impossible, to argue that laws written in the 1970s are adequate for today's intelligence challenges. "
" It is high time for some congressional oversight backbone. "
" It's not a gun control problem; it's a cultural control problem. "
" Looking down the road, space exploration and the benefits it yields - in medicine and information technology - should not be overlooked. "
" MoveOn loves government. It remains enamored of government spending as fuel for its liberal agenda; and anything that threatens to close that spigot in any degree is perceived as a dire threat - worthy of Chicken-Little warnings that the sky is going to fall. "
" Nobody is denying we should investigate and do what we can to prevent gun crime in our cities and towns. But, we should not scapegoat the American gun owner for complicated, cultural problems we are just beginning to understand. "
" On taking office, Obama promised the 'most transparent' administration in history; yet his record as president has been anything but transparent. "
" People and organizations other than doctors increasingly are assuming power to decide which medications to prescribe or procedures to undertake. More and more, decisions about personal healthcare are no longer made by the treating physicians in consultation with their patients, and based on the doctors' expertise. "
" People come up to me and tell me they support me because I never left my principles. "
" Presidential and vice-presidential debates are not about campaign staff or consultants, and it is high time we as a people took control and reminded them and their candidates of that important fact. "
" Taking privacy cues from the federal government is - to say the least - ironic, considering today's Orwellian level of surveillance. At virtually any given time outside of one's own home, an American citizen can reasonably assume his movements and actions are being monitored by something, by somebody, somewhere. "
" The 2011 riots in England, which left five dead and caused more than $300 million in property damage, were fueled by a generation of young Brits who grew up without ever hearing the word 'No.' "
" The average American returning from a trip abroad likely - and understandably - assumes the contents of his or her electronic device does not come close to meeting the threshold of 'criminal' activity, such as would give a government agent the right to seize and peruse their iPad just because they are returning from a vacation. "
" The backlash against Big Government is an encouraging sign of a growing resistance to the mission creep of federal power. "
" The seemingly omnipresent storm clouds hanging over the Constitution often make it hard to find a silver lining. Every day, the front page of The Drudge Report is littered with stories of government assaults on our civil liberties - from local government officials all the way up to the Oval Office. "
" The Tea Party knows that continuing to delay charting a course to spending reform hurts everybody. "
" The world is undoubtedly a safer, freer place because Thatcher - like Reagan - refused to back down when it came to defending freedom. "
" Unfortunately, most gun control advocates are not really interested in rational debate, and their political games simply send Alice chasing white rabbits down holes. "
" When conducted with proper preparation, and in a focused and professional manner, oversight of executive branch actions can reveal serious shortcomings by government officials and help prevent recurrence; the 'Waco hearings,' conducted over a two-week period in 1995, stand as an example of such an undertaking. "
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