Category Archive: Frontpage

Oct 06 2014

Common Core Bypasses Common Sense

Guest Post by Mark Etterling Common Core can best be described as the common problem.  What I’ve found as I discuss this issue with folks across the political spectrum is that what we are dealing with is something that strangely enough doesn’t even appear to be a partisan issue.  Ironically, I’ve talked with just as …

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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

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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

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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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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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Aug 13 2013

Reform by Referendum is a Double-Edged Sword

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Our fine City of Cincinnati, like many hamlets throughout the country has a steadily growing unfunded pension liability problem.  City Council has a fiduciary responsibility to oversee and provide adequate annual contributions to ensure long-term pension solvency.  Unfortunately, like Detroit, and other cities with pandering officials, wish list projects get financial priority over not only …

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Aug 04 2013

Troubled US Cities Await Outcome of Detroit Bailout

Notice Cincinnati waiting in the shadows. A Detroit bailout could set a dangerous precedent and lead to further irresponsible fiscal decisions throughout the country. Some argue the political and fiscal decisions leading to Detroit’s bankruptcy serve as a “What NOT to do” guide. Cincinnati should learn from this instead of following blindly behind. Big government …

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Jul 22 2013

The Suicide of Detroit

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 If I go to a restaurant that provides lousy service and poor quality I’ll leave and won’t go back.  There is no logic that gives the owner any reason to assume that I’ll graciously leave my wallet behind to keep his establishment going in my absence.  If you listen to Liberals like Robert Reich they …

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Jul 15 2013

Amazon #1 Hot New Release “A Better Tomorrow” Author Rob Hudson

Amazon #1 Hot New Release: Author Rob Hudson Finally, A rousing defense of Capitalism! For twenty five years, business attorney and author Rob Hudson fought for small business owners and the jobs they create.  He witnessed and challenged our federal government’s efforts to harass and, at times, nearly destroy businesses.  Along the way, Rob served …

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Jul 01 2013

Our Turning Point to Boehner on Immigration

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For Immediate Release Our Turning Point contact: Ed Bell 513-448-0950 ext. 502 media@ourtp.org Immigration Bill Prompts Strong Response from Speaker John Boehner’s Tea Party Constituents Hamilton/Butler County, Ohio, Monday July 1, 2014.  A coalition of tea party group leaders from both Hamilton and Butler County Ohio recently sent a letter of unified opposition to the …

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Jun 25 2013

Living in a Third World USA

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The title of this blog may sound like lyrics to a song.  If so, it would most likely be a funeral dirge for the greatest Republic ever conceived in the minds of men.  Prosperity that springs from freedom is being aggressively suppressed by an administration Hell bent on crushing our great economic engine with expensive, …

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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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Jun 10 2013

Will the “Gang of Eight” Immigration “Reform” Bill Be the Final Straw?

The grassroots and a handful of Senate and House members have led the charge against the current version of so-called immigration reforms embodied in the “Gang of Eight” Senate Bill.  A powerful media onslaught seeks to silence or discredit anyone raising objections to this bill.  Why do we, meaning grassroots conservatives, continue to sound an …

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Jun 02 2013

Sharing Tea Party Values

This is my first blog link to a Huffington Post article. I appreciate Mr. Harwood’s comments and his seemingly new understanding that Tea Party is about community, about making all Americans free & prosperous. However, it is Susan McLaughlin’s willingness to BUILD RELATIONSHIPS and sharing this important message of liberty – and community with everyone …

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May 28 2013

Common Core Textbooks-Agenda Revealed

Ohioans Against Common Core, May 28, 2013 Common Core aligned textbooks will be hitting classrooms this fall and the videos below give you a disturbing taste of the overt subversion of parental authority and statist indoctrination…and it begins the first day of 1st Grade. Keep in mind, this is what the Columbus gang is trying to …

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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 21 2013

Why we need a moratorium on the high stakes of testing

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Excerpt from The Washington Post By Jeff Bryant By now it’s become clear to anyone willing to pay attention that our nation’s obsession over education standards and testing has gotten out of hand. Ratcheting education standards ever higher at the same time we cut supports that schools and students need to reach those standards never made any …

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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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