Category Archives: National Issues

It’s Clear ‘White Flight’ to Suburbs Isn’t Reason Cities Struggle

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Detroit, where these abandoned homes are located, went from a population of nearly 1.8 million in 1950 to about 673,000 today. (Photo: Patrick Gorski/ZUMA Press/Newscom)


When World War II ended, Washington, D.C.’s population was about 900,000; today it’s about 700,000. In 1950, Baltimore’s population was almost 950,000; today it’s around 614,000. Detroit’s 1950 population was close to 1.85 million; today it’s down to 673,000. Camden, New Jersey’s 1950 population was nearly 125,000; today it has fallen to 77,000. St. Louis’ 1950 population was more than 856,000; today it’s less than 309,000.

A similar story of population decline can be found in most of our formerly large and prosperous cities. In some cities, population declines since 1950 are well over 50 percent. In addition to Detroit and St. Louis, those would include Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

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Here Are 8 Stubborn Facts on Gun Violence in America

The Daily SignalJohn G. Malcolm / / Amy Swearer / /

Global statistics show that higher rates of gun ownership are not associated with higher rates of violent crime. (Photo: DmyTo/Getty Images)

In the wake of the tragic murder of 17 innocent students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students, educators, politicians, and activists are searching for solutions to prevent future school shootings.

As emotions morph from grief to anger to resolve, it is vitally important to supply facts so that policymakers and professionals can fashion solutions based on objective data rather than well-intended but misguided emotional fixes.

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DACA Is a Cheap Amnesty Ploy

The Daily Caller, Ken Cuccinelli, Febuary 28, 2018 –

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Every year, millions of families make the trip to one of Disney’s famous amusement parks. Thousands of parents diligently save to bring their young children on the vacation of a lifetime.

Honeymooning newlyweds stroll the streets of “The Happiest Place on Earth,” snapping pictures with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy. Some visitors even pick up a season pass to enjoy this magical place all year round.

But what if there was an easier way to enter Disney World? What if your status as a child under the age of 16 entitled you to a lifetime pass? And what if that pass not only entitled you to free entry but automatic access to every one of Disney’s special VIP perks?

And what if the only condition was that you have a parent carry you into the park? Sound unfair?

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How One Man Invented the Conservative Movement

William F. Buckley Jr. founded National Review magazine, which helped build a new conservative consensus during the post-war years. (Photo: Everett Collection/Newscom)

Is it really a decade since the passing of William F. Buckley Jr., who wrote more and debated more and mentored more than any other conservative in the 20th century?

Consider these accomplishments: author of over 50 best-selling books of nonfiction and fiction that introduced the CIA hero Blackford Oakes to the world; writer of 5,600 newspaper columns totaling 4.5 million words in eloquent defense of the conservative paradigm; host of the weekly TV program “Firing Line” that for 33 years and 1,504 programs enabled him to eviscerate the leading liberals in the land.

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Florida’s ‘Teacher Of The Year’ Bluntly Explains Why School Violence Is Out Of Control

Authored by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog

by Tyler Durden, February 19, 2018 –

Kelly Guthrie Raley has been teaching for 20 years and currently educates kids at Eustis Middle School in Lake County, Florida. Just last month she was named the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year.

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Okay, I’ll be the bad guy and say what no one else is brave enough to say, but wants to say. I’ll take all the criticism and attacks from everyone because you know what? I’m a TEACHER. I live this life daily. And I wouldn’t do anything else! But I also know daily I could end up in an active shooter situation.

Constitution 101: The Judiciary and Judicial Review

The Tenth Amendment Center, February 16,2018

supreme-court-1200[1].jpgThe federal judiciary has arguably become the most powerful branch of the general government. Opinions issued by nine politically connected lawyers have redefined marriage throughout the entire United States, authorized the internment of American citizens and dictated what kinds of decorations cities can display in their parks.

Federal courts were never intended to wield this kind of power and control. In Federalist #78, Alexander Hamilton argued that judiciary would operate as the weakest branch of the federal government.

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Frederick Douglass Remains Relevant Today, Says Author

The Daily Signal, Kyle Perisic /

Frederick Douglass was an advocate for individualism, the right to bear arms, and economic freedom. (Photo: Glasshouse Images/Newscom)

It’s been more than 120 years since his death, but abolitionist and social reformer Frederick Douglass is still relevant to this day, experts say.

“One reason Douglass is relevant today is because he teaches us what classical liberalism has to offer to racial minorities,” said Timothy Sandefur, author of “Frederick Douglass: Self-Made Man.”

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Beware: the United Nations is taking aim at ammo

From FoxNews.com, By Theodore R. Bromund, January 30,2018

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The United Nations will have a busy year in 2018 on the firearms front. That’s not good news for anyone in the U.S. who buys firearms. When it comes to the U.N. and guns, the best form of action is always inaction.

Worse, manufacturers and importers at this year’s SHOT Show — the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show, organized by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, which ran from Jan. 23 to 26 — believe they’re starting to see the results of past U.N. anti-gun efforts.

Bottom line:  there are more problems for U.S. gun importers, while China gets a free pass on a critical issue.

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Alexander Borrego: An Armed Citizen Protects His Family

NRA.org, by Clay Turner – Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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Houston, Texas
Nov. 28, 2017

Late on the night of Nov. 27, I ran across the story of a Marine who was attacked by four armed men in the driveway of his Houston home. His wife and 3-year-old daughter had just gone back into the house. With a gun to the back of his head, he somehow managed to pull his legally owned firearm and fire, driving the assailants away and escaping harm. Continue reading →

Idaho Will Allow Companies to Offer Insurance Policies that Do Not Comply With Obamacare

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obamacare-train-ad.pngBOISE, Idaho (Jan. 29, 2018) – New insurance regulations in Idaho will allow health insurance companies to offer less costly plans that do not comply with all of the Obamacare mandates and requirements, taking a big step toward nullifying the unconstitutional Affordable Care Act in the state.

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