Post Tagged with: "big government"

Depositing a Little Common Sense into the Law

Depositing a Little Common Sense into the Law

June 20, 2013 at 4:30 pm 30 comments

by Kathleen Hunker: Did you know that small business owners can be prosecuted for making repeated cash deposits of under $10,000? Randy and Karen Sowers, owners of a successful Maryland creamery, learned that accounting detail the hard way when the federal government seized $62,936 from their company’s bank account and […]

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Debunking “Judicial Tyranny”

Debunking “Judicial Tyranny”

May 30, 2013 at 8:45 am 1 comment

by Clark Neily: I’d like to address the largely misplaced concerns some people have about so-called “judicial tyranny.”  As I understand it, the idea of judicial tyranny is that the judiciary is simply another branch of government and, as such, presents as much of a threat to our liberty as […]

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Social Conservatism and Limited Government

Social Conservatism and Limited Government

April 12, 2013 at 8:45 am 0 comments

Creating a Consistent Message for Future Elections by Prof. Patrick Garry Social conservatives have come under much criticism lately.  In the aftermath of the 2012 election, social conservatives have been cast as a significant handicap to political conservatism in general and the Republican Party in particular.  With the country moving […]

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Why Conservatives are Concerned about the Death Penalty

Why Conservatives are Concerned about the Death Penalty

March 22, 2013 at 8:15 am 3 comments

by Marc Hyden Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty is a national network of conservatives questioning the alignment of capital punishment with conservative principles. We came together to shatter the myth that conservatives blindly support the death penalty, as well as to create a forum to network and to speak […]

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The Path to a Conservative Future

The Path to a Conservative Future

January 2, 2013 at 8:00 am 1 comment

by Prof. Patrick Garry There has been no shortage of analyses, advice and accusations among conservatives over the 2012 presidential election.  Much of that analysis and advice concerns demographics.  Conservatives and Republicans need to make special efforts to reach out to Hispanics, single women, young Asian-Americans, etc.  But this ethnic, […]

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Community vs. Country

Community vs. Country

December 6, 2012 at 9:00 am 0 comments

What Can Europe’s Religious Wars Teach Us About Big Government by Trevor Burrus Throughout the 16th and 17th Centuries wars of religion raged throughout Europe. These came to a head in the Thirty Years’ War, a period during which most of central Europe, centering on what is now central Germany […]

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No Time for Despair

No Time for Despair

November 8, 2012 at 11:05 pm 3 comments

by Brandon James Smith In the wake of a devastating loss, political activists and volunteers on the right have begun to despair.  Though I am immensely disappointed about the results and how they presage a dim future, I do not have the luxury of despair.  A generation of Americans will […]

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The Argument Conservatives Must Learn to Make

The Argument Conservatives Must Learn to Make

October 23, 2012 at 8:00 am 3 comments

by Prof. Patrick Garry In other elections, with an incumbent in the position now occupied by President Obama, the challenger would be polling much better than Governor Romney is.  With the economy stalled, unemployment at unacceptable levels, government debt both unprecedented and unsustainable, foreign violence against America escalating, and the […]

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Liberty, for Society’s Sake

Liberty, for Society’s Sake

October 4, 2012 at 8:30 am 2 comments

by Matt Cavedon Libertarians leave a bad taste in David Brooks’ mouth. In their “worry about the way government intrudes upon economic liberty,” they fail to see that society is “a harmonious ecosystem, in which the different layers [are] nestled upon each other: individual, family, company, neighborhood, religion, city government […]

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