Category Archive: Civil Liberties

Mar 23 2014

On Its Fourth Anniversary, Obamacare Blazes a Path to Tyranny

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Obamacare aka the Affordable Care Act turned four on March 23, 2014, Although the House voted 54 times to undo, revamp or tweak the law, it lives on, even as it undergoes frequent alterations and delays to its mandates while continuing to alter the finances and lives of millions of Americans. We cannot help but …

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Jan 19 2014

The Rise and Fall of Freedom

2013 Federal Register

Voltaire said, “Man is free the moment he wishes to be.” Maybe the inverse would be, Man is enslaved when his masters convince him freedom is not worth the effort. The desire for freedom ebbs and flows. Can we agree that America’s relative freedom compared to the rest of the world is ebbing?  The 20th …

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Dec 26 2013

Generational Theft and Unlimited Government – We’re Doing it For the Children

2013 will be remembered as a time of rapid political transformation in the United States as a second term administration implements their progressive wish list.   Americans are trying to comprehend a government that has replaced free enterprise and individual sovereignty with European-style socialism/progressivism and all its glorious attributes – income redistribution, massive federal debt …

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Nov 07 2013

GOP Establishment Embracing Progressives is a “Primary” Concern

The RINO Quartet

GOP leadership in Washington and numerous states, both red and blue have aligned with big government progressives against millions of conservative-minded Americans who consider ObamaCare and amnesty a toxic threat to their children’s future.  GOP leaders like Senators John McCain and Mitch McConnell no longer pretend to champion small government. national sovereignty or individual freedom. …

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Oct 04 2013

Dear Speaker Boehner: Stop Obamacare – There are Better Ways to Reform Health Care

Speaker John Boehner H-232 The Capitol Washington D.C. 20515 October 9, 2013 Dear Speaker Boehner, leaders and members of the U.S. House and Senate, Our Turning Point, a coalition of Southwest Ohio grassroots organizations, offers this open letter expressing our views on the current debate surrounding the funding and implementation of Obamacare. Grassroots liberty organizations …

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Sep 25 2013

Protecting the Voices of Freedom

Robert Small and Cop

A parent recently dared to stand and question a local school district panel explaining/promoting, “Common Core” standards in Baltimore County, MD.  If you watch the video, it is clear this man was physically removed and arrested for attempting to ask a question of the officials about implementation of common core in his school district.  The …

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Sep 17 2013

Colorado Recall is a Beacon of Hope

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Colorado voters reminded state legislators on Tuesday September 10 that they serve at the will and pleasure of the people they represent.  People of the high country were not thrilled on July 1 when new restrictions went into effect on gun magazine capacity as well as universal background checks and laws making it illegal to …

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Sep 07 2013

America’s Future Will Require Civil “Resurrection”

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Americans might wonder how historians will recount these days in our Republic.  The “Age of Arrogance” may best describe both the era and the relationship between citizens and the political class.  French diplomat Joseph de Maistre is credited with the phrase, “Every country has the government it deserves,” which is a reflection of our unwillingness …

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Jul 20 2013

Addressing the Post-Constitutional President

President Obama Takes Questions From The Press During News Conference

President Obama has shed all pretense of concern for Constitutional boundaries; ignoring every limitation on Executive power.  He has usurped powers explicitly denied the Executive branch in our Constitution; From committing U.S. troops in foreign countries without Congressional approval  – to releasing incarcerated illegal alien criminals into our communities –  to non-recess appointments to the …

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Jun 13 2013

Liberty Not for Sale

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        A guest post by Mark Etterling – cross-posted at Ohio Conservatives Benjamin Franklin was famously quoted as saying “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety”.  Those words have never rung truer than they do today.  Yes, it’s true that Franklin didn’t have a …

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May 23 2013

IRS Tea Party Scandal is a Testament to Unchecked Bureaucracy

If the United States remains a free nation, it will be a testament to our robust Constitution that allows the people to speak out forcefully against those who misuse the power of government to do harm.  In Cincinnati and numerous cities around the country, tea partiers and freedom loving citizens took to the streets to …

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May 16 2013

The Tea Party Pushes Back Against the IRS

Please see links to stories and videos at bottom of blog. Better late than never could be the slogan of the day.  Butler County Ohio’s Liberty Township Tea Party (LTTP) is in the eye of the storm of controversy over the IRS’s intrusive questioning of tea party and other conservative patriot groups.  Liberty Township Tea …

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Apr 22 2013

Freedom in Name Only

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The question demands an answer – has America tossed another vestige of freedom on the scrap heap of history.  Watertown, (MA) citizens welcomed armed police and swat teams into their homes during the search for Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.  As the linked video confirms, Boston’s ersatz storm troopers treated homeowners with scant civility.  …

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