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We Need a Constitutional Convention, Part 1

Reckless government spending and an uncontrollable federal debt have created an unavoidable monetary disaster ahead.  The door to unlimited federal spending was opened by President Nixon in 1971 when he severed the last link between the dollar and gold by ending foreign central banks' ability to exchange dollars for U.S. gold.  Politicians realized that more spending produced more votes to keep them in office; and with no limit on federal spending, the mountain of debt just kept on...

We Need a Constitutional Convention, Part 2

In the same way that EPA has extended its control over water—and even land—under clean water laws (See Part 1), it has exceeded Constitutional authority and the intent of Congress under the Clean Air Acts.  Once again, it has caused an enormous waste of billions of taxpayer dollars on government itself—and costs approaching a trillion dollars for compliance in the private sector.  All this with measures that have little benefit—and often negative consequences—to the environment...

There’s a Huge New Demand for Guns — Not from Fear of Confiscation, but for Self-Protection

Something has changed. Last week my wife said to me, “I think I’d like to get a gun.” By which she meant a gun she can carry with her. If my wife were from Texas, this might not be surprising. But she is from Australia, a country which for two decades has had restrictive firearms laws and whose citizens largely do not understand Americans’ commitment to protecting gun rights. She has long been politely but barely tolerant of my interest in guns, of the fact that I have more than a few of them,...

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