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“We are about to witness one of the greatest events in human history. The world as we know it is crumbling before our very eyes, and the world population is, largely, not aware of it. Structures that have been in place for thousands of years are being taken down as …

There’s federalism, and then there’s overreach. In a crisis like this one, there’s a fine line between the two — but the Trump administration is intent on making officials walk it. As some Americans lose patience with the stay-at-home orders, the Justice Department wants the country to know it’s paying …

The Right to keep and bear arms is an essential protection for Life and Liberty. Samuel Adams wrote in 1792: “Among the Natural Rights of the Colonists are these First Life, secondly Liberty, third property, together with the right to defend them in the best manner possible.” Adams continued by …

“State governments are mandating that private practices cancel all non-essential surgeries at hospitals, especially in rural areas. Many have no patients – none. Twenty-five percent of rural hospitals are now in danger of closing due to the cancellation of so-called “non-essential” medical care.” (This includes procedures like back surgeries and …

The current application of State and local authority to mandate the closure of businesses and require the people to restrict their activities to a list of government-approved venues under the threat of force and punishment, is antithetical to everything America was built upon.  These orders are arbitrary, deny due process, …

The year is 1984. One company – Microsoft – dominates the computer world. It’s their way or the highway. Conform or die. This snapshot in time was perfectly captured in one of the most famous commercials in TV history. Set in a gray, dystopian future, row after row of men stare …