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The “Erie” Way Judges Became Lawmakers

Take a good look. This is comprehensive: As I’ve covered before, the Constitution does not grant the judiciary any lawmaking authority, and that includes the ability to overturn a law or declare one void -- no matter how unconstitutional. In Federalist 78, Alexander...

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The Progressive Roadmap to Total Control

For progressives, progress means only one direction: further Left. And further Left means more and more government, granting them more and more power and control to implement their Utopian vision. Because you can't simply force your Brave New World onto a free people,...

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The Shifting Center of the Modern Left

This submission comes from an anonymous reader In the increasing hostility of American politics, conservatives are often stumped by how to combat the Left in open debate. One tactic used by the Left is shifting the goalposts. In order to fight back against this...

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The Supreme Law of the Land

True or false: the Constitution alone is the supreme law of the land, not subsequent federal laws or anything else. In other words, if a federal law comes into conflict with the Constitution, do judges have a duty to overturn the unconstitutional law? If you ask this...

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Response to “Why Libertarians Are Wrong”

On Sunday, I came across an article written by Daniel McCarthy for Spectator USA, entitled “Why Libertarians Are Wrong.” As a conservative with strong libertarian leanings and an interest in philosophy, I eagerly clicked on the link to see some philosophical heavy...

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Liberals and Libertarians Can Be Pro-Life Too

When people hear that I'm pro-life, they immediately assume that I'm a conservative. They happen to be right. I'm not embarrassed by my ideology, but I am sad that most people perceive the pro-life movement as limited to a single point on the ideological spectrum. I...

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The Problem with Pragmatism

I am an ideologue. More specifically, I'm a conservative. I adhere to an ideology that treasures individual freedom and voluntary social morality. While some might use the term “ideologue” to degrade a belief system as dogmatic or self-righteous, I'm proud of the...

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Maximizing Freedom: The Conservative Standard

The current political climate and the many political discussions I find myself in have me constantly going back to fundamental principles and examining what I believe and why I believe it. There are so many labels that get thrown around with so many different meanings...

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