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|As part of the federal government, funded by taxpayers, the U.S. military is both morally and constitutionally correct to forbid religious proselytization. MORE>>|
|What is morally outrageous about Apple’s highly publicized tax avoidance is not that Apple (legally) avoided paying taxes, but that the government is harassing Apple. MORE>>|
|Congress has infringed people’s right to free speech by infringing their right to property—such is the essence of the campaign finance laws. MORE>>|
|A promising new medical device for detecting electromagnetic disturbances in the brain can rapidly screen patients for intracranial swelling or bleeding. MORE>>|
|Government has a legal monopoly on the use of physical force. Unlike private companies, government can use its taxing powers to prop up its “businesses.” MORE>>|
|Removing the Ten Commandments from the schools will in no way interfere with the ability of teachers to teach or students to learn rational moral lessons in school. MORE>>|
|Why are most Americans not outraged by the IRS’s daily violations of individual rights? MORE>>|
|A born infant is an actual person with rights, not merely a potential person. Kermit Gosnell ignored this critical distinction and intentionally killed born infants—which is why he richly deserv MORE>>|
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|Mr. Natelson discusses state-driven amendments to restrain federal spending, the processes of proposing and passing or rejecting such amendments, and more. MORE>>|
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|A new and decidedly supportive voice has been added to the discussion about fracking: that of investigative journalist Phelim McAleer. MORE>>|
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