The Candidate They Don’t Want You to Know About

The Candidate They Don’t Want You to Know About

As the pundits pontificate, the politicians bluster and blather, and the American public eagerly awaits the opening of Presidential debate season, there are only two things missing from American Presidential politics: 1) A news media willing to ask the real...
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Set Education Free

Set Education Free

A friend recently shared a photo with me in an email that caught my attention and prompted me to ponder, once again, the matter of education. In the picture, a child is asking her mother: “Why do I have to...
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Republican Endorsements

Republican Endorsements

A couple years ago, while reading an article about some internal strife in my state’s Republican Party, I was surprised to read that, “the state GOP has a policy of not endorsing one Republican over another.” I had noticed that...
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The Three Unequal Branches of Government

The Three Unequal Branches of Government

I expect we’ve all heard the phrase, “three coequal branches” used to describe the composition of our federal system of government. In fact, we’ve probably heard it so many times that we don’t even pay attention, we just accept it...
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Endorsements and the Effect of Compromise

Endorsements and the Effect of Compromise

When we give our endorsement to someone or something, we intrinsically connect ourselves to the object of that endorsement and to the values which it embodies, thus lifting – or lowering – ourselves to the level of the entity we...
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Wrong-Way Republicans

Wrong-Way Republicans

The Conservative Right seems to operate from a general assumption that things keep getting worse because liberals are in power and democrats win all the elections. However, I got curious and did a little research on the topic. I discovered...
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Thoughts on Islam

Thoughts on Islam

Certainly not all Muslims are terrorists who are going around blowing people up. In fact, many can be said to be living at peace with their non-Muslim neighbors. Some people contend that the problem is with just a few “extremists”...
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High-Tax, Big-Government Republicans Next Door

High-Tax, Big-Government Republicans Next Door

When the 2015-17 Washington state budget was finally passed back in June of this year, I heard boasts emanating from the Republican Party about how they held the line against democrats and managed to pass a budget without raising taxes....
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Boehner Resigns – Conservatives Cheer

Boehner Resigns – Conservatives Cheer

Conservatives of late have been openly bemoaning the performance of Speaker of the House, John Boehner, and now are cheering the news of his resignation.
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Constitution Day Celebration 2015

Constitution Day Celebration 2015

On September 17, 2015, the 228th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution, a coalition of constitutionally committed groups joined forces to sponsor a community Constitution Day celebration in Spokane Valley, Washington, at the La Belle Vie...
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Is the Constitution Dead?

Is the Constitution Dead?

This month we celebrate the 228th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution and ask the question, “is the Constitution dead?” Has it survived despite the many years of degradation it has suffered or did it succumb long ago?
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An Appeal to Heaven

An Appeal to Heaven

I recently read the story of the “An Appeal to Heaven” flag, its history and the important philosophical concept behind it. Most of us don’t even know there was such a flag and even fewer understand its significance.
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