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What’s Liberty Got To Do With It? Everything

Without going into a history lesson the libertarian/classical liberal philosophy is clearly the one that most closely embodies the core points this nation was founded on but is now rapidly abandoning: the rights of the individual—including privacy, free association and speech; the right to property and to the fruits of one’s labor; and the right to expect that the government exists only (if it should exist at all as my anarcho-capitalist friends argue) to protect these rights, not snooping on, trailing or prohibiting me or my fellow citizens from our ability to exercise our rights.
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“I” Before “We”: Possible Bridge Between Left And Right?

Yelling past each other.

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Column As Parody

Y’all. Read. THIS. Okay?
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Have We Forever Lost Officer Friendly?

As a small child in the early 1970s I and my classmates would look forward to a visit by a local policeman to our school. He was called Officer Friendly and while he would show us his squad car, badge and various law enforcement items his visit was primarily, unbeknownst to we wide-eyed youngsters, for good PR. And it succeeded.

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You, Too, Can Be A Racist—Or So We’re Told

Our “progressive” liberal friends here in the South, still desperately trying to overcome their apparent debilitating sense of white guilt, have now declared—in a series of new writings and editorials I’ve come across—that African-Americans cannot be racist by definition. Only we callous, misguided and privileged Caucasian, Euro-Americans can bear that evil distinction.
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Sticks And Stones May Break My Bones…But Symbols Can Never Hurt Me

In our ever-growing emotionalist society, rational argument keeps taking the back seat to incitement and sensationalism.
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Fifty Shades Of Nothing: The Myth Of Relationships

Maybe not everybody out there is cut out to be married or in a relationship.

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Forget Following Your Passion—Just Get To Work

How many times have you heard the exhortation to “follow your passion” in your career choice? It’s become an entirely overused mantra parroted by the numerous self-help and business gurus who themselves probably command about 30K a speech. That’s not a bad “passion” to follow but let’s just face the economic facts in 2015:
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When Mediocrity Is Enshrined and Civility Fades

(The following is a tentative excerpt from the introduction to my book-in-progress entitled “The Cultural Abyss: When Mediocrity Is Enshrined And Civility Fades”)

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Learning Lessons As A Teacher

If you have never heard of MadCAAP (Madison Countians Allied Against Poverty) perhaps you should perform a search online and read about this 501c(3) organization located in Canton.

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