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Both sides of the abortion fight

Abortion has saved America (Especially conservatives)

Abortion has saved America (Especially conservatives)

OCALA, Fla., July 22, 2014 — If you think that abortion should be legal, but lean right on other issues, do you deserve a voice in the conservative movement? The answer should be an enthusiastic “Yes!”. This isn’t because the pro-choice perspective is morally superior and therefore impervious to criticism. Not by a country mile.

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Dr. Tim Elmore teaches Gen Y about leadership

OCALA, Fla., July 15, 2014 — Just what sort of future does America have? That all depends on the people living in it. At the forefront of social change, and experiencing the first traces of what will one day become our economic mainstream, is Generation Y. According to, this is “(t)he generation of people

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Why our approach to immigration ‘borders’ on the absurd

RANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., July 14, 2014 – Our political “customs” are in evidence as we see the immigration issue unfold. Recently, over 39,000 families and 52,000 unaccompanied children have been detained for entering our southern border illegally. This latest surge adds to the 11-13 million individuals who are estimated to already reside in our

Debate over the second amendment is one thing you can count on in the US

The Second Amendment protects gun owners (Or does it?)

OCALA, Fla., July 10, 2014 — It is said that the only sure things in life are death and taxes. While this might be true for other countries, here in America, there is a third certainty: Debate over the Second Amendment. The language in the Second Amendment seems clear enough; the right to bear arms cannot


Do our rights come from God or the government?

OCALA, Fla., July 8, 2014 — Many conservatives believe that our rights are formalized by the U.S. Constitution, but granted by God. This creates an interesting situation, one where the faith-based self-assurance of personal religion meets the existential uncertainties of our world. It is easy to imagine all of the pinnacles and pitfalls that such a

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Put your guns away: Open carry and the American experience

GLASGOW, July 4, 2014 — As Americans are inundated with the stark images of open carry activists visiting stores and restaurants with semi-automatic weapons strapped to their backs, we are left to wonder where exactly the wheels began to come off. The U.S. has long stood alone among industrialized, western democracies with its sloppy, unabashed love affair

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What happened to liberal Republicans and conservative Democrats?

OCALA, Fla., June 30, 2014 — The midterm elections are coming up, and partisan politics remain high octane. In spite of this, very few understand the true nature of our nation’s leading political parties. Today’s partisan alignment of “conservatives” and “liberals” only came about after Richard Nixon’s presidency. Prior to that, both the Democratic and


The Obamacare contraception mandate and Hobby Lobby: Religious freedom in the balance?

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 — In March, the Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases involving religious freedom and the Obamacare contraceptive mandate: Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., and in Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius. The court should deliver its opinions on both by the end of June. The contraceptive mandate is a