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Constitutional Freedom
Should Government Run Things?

November 1, 2009 - 4:27pm CST

Ever since I came into contact with government, both state and federal, and especially in the four decades since first going to work in it, I've been struck by the reality gap between what many Americans expect of it and what it's actually good at doing. I've previously remarked that we... READ MORE

The Basic Truth About Government

October 5, 2009 - 4:11pm CDT

I think it's OK to boss people around at the point of a gun. Sound extreme? Well, unless you are a true anarchist, you agree with me because you believe there should be a government. By definition, any government exists for the purpose of carrying out certain tasks through the use of forceful t... READ MORE

Despotism—The Soft Way

June 1, 2009 - 4:09pm CDT

Though it went virtually unnoticed, April 16th marked the 150th anniversary of the death of one of the significant thinkers of modern times, author of the classic Democracy in America (1835/1840), Alexis de Tocqueville. Today Tocqueville is largely ignored in his native France, where the left-domin... READ MORE

For the Sake of the Ten

May 6, 2009 - 4:47pm CDT

It's time for an interim study on the restorative justice in Oklahoma. The end of the legislative session is nearing. Issues small and large, including education policy, have dominated debate and discussion this year, the first in which Republicans have controlled both houses. And another 800-p... READ MORE

Ensuring That Only Citizens Vote

January 23, 2009 - 3:46pm CST

We may never know how many non-citizens voted illegally on November 4. A report on FOX affiliate WFLD-TV in Chicago that aired just before the election showed how easy it is for non-citizens to register: They used a hidden camera in a DMV office to show a Chinese citizen illegally registering to vo... READ MORE

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