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Believing You’re Free Doesn’t Make It So

syria-flagby Jacob G. Hornberger

The George W. Bush Presidential Center in Washington, D.C., is holding a special event today to celebrate “the brave efforts of dissidents and activists around the world in their fight to be free.”

Wow! How exciting is that!

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US/Israeli Special Relationship

aipac_congressStrategic interests largely benefitting Israel, not shared values, are at issue. Washington doesn't provide the Jewish state more aid than all other nations combined because of historic binding ties.

On March 25, 1948, Harry Truman met secretly with Chaim Weizmann (Israel's first president). He pledged support for the future Jewish state. Minutes after midnight on May 15, 1948, America was the first country to extend recognition.

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FBI Wants Greater Surveillance Powers

FBIFBI Director Robert Mueller wants Congress to enact greater surveillance powers following the false flag underwear bomb plot blamed on Al Qaeda.

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Polls or no, Obama could crush Romney

Obama, left, Mitt RomneyIf President Obama keeps drubbing Republican challenger Mitt Romney as he has this month, pollsters calling the election a toss-up may be in for a November surprise.

The president not only has the ability to stage headline-grabbing events but has a far better command of the issues than Romney and is infinitely better at expounding them.

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Separate Banking and the State

stocks-collapseby Jacob G. Hornberger

Have you noticed that whenever something goes wrong in life, statists call for more government regulations? How come they never seem to notice that their beloved regulated economy failed to prevent the thing that went wrong? No matter how highly regulated the activity, in the mind of the statist the fact that something went wrong doesn’t connote the failure of the regulated society but rather the fact that there is still too much freedom in society. Just enact some new regulations and then continue to do that every time something goes wrong and everything will be fine. Of course, total government control of economic activity lies at the end of that road.

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