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I was born and raised in the north metro area of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. In May of 2009, I received by Bachelor

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    Enviro-Elites: The Real Freedom-Robbers

    A full scale war has been waged upon the American way of life.   The perpetrators are a class of citizens who believe that it is the end of the world, as we know it.  Unless, of course, we abdicate our liberties and subject ourselves to their will.  Who are these people?   Why, the environmentalist crowd, naturally.   Conservatives and moderates understand the obligation | Read More »

    Finally: A Court Decision that Respects the Constitution!

    A breath of fresh air came blasting out of a Virginia Federal Court this past Monday.  In his ruling Judge Henry Hudson (pictured in thumbnail) concludes that the requirement for citizens to buy insurance (the “individual mandate” or “Minimum Essential Coverage Provision” portions of Obamacare) is unconstitutional.  In his judicial review he states that the individual mandate cannot be justified under the Commerce Clause, or the | Read More »

    The Moral Hazard of Unemployment Benefits

    Unemployment benefits have come to the forefront of headline news this week.   In order to secure the extension of the Bush tax cuts for everyone (at all income levels), Democrats insisted on yet another extension of unemployment benefits- a full 13 additional months on top of the 26-98 weeks worth some people have already received.  If this extension is approved, it will be the | Read More »

    Social Security or Insecurity?

    There is perhaps no bigger scam in the federal budget than Social Security. Since its inception, Social Security has grown into a bigger and bigger Ponzi scheme. Take, for example, the first recipient of Social Security, Ida May Fuller of Ludlow, Vermont. She paid a total of $24.75 into the Social Security System. The first Social Security check she received was for $22.54 and after | Read More »

    The Achilles Heel of Business

    In Greek mythology Achilles was the strongest and bravest warrior of his time.   When he was born, his mother, Thetis, dipped him in the River Styx which had the power to make a person invincible.  However, there was one remaining weakness on his body- the spot above his heel that his mother had held him by while dipping him in that sacred river.  Even | Read More »

    Eliminate Public Sector Unions!

    Back in 1869, the Knights of Labor was founded as America’s first organized labor union. During this time, workers were experiencing a decrease in pay along with a decrease in quality of working conditions. Meanwhile, the industrial revolution was booming making captains of industry, like John D. Rockefeller, very wealthy men. The founding of labor unions was certainly justifiable, and the right thing to do. | Read More »

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    Not Allowed to Pick your own Roommate?

    We all have had roommates at some point in our lives.  Sometimes those roommates turn out to be our best friends, and other times the can be our greatest headaches.  Living with another person is a continuous system of trial and error. If you end up with a particular roommate whose personality severely clashes with your own, typically you part ways and seek a better | Read More »

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    The Conservative Battle

    Henry David Thoreau wrote, “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.”  This statement embodies the core difference between the liberal and conservative mindsets. Liberals attribute societal problems to issues that are “branches,” external things like greedy businessmen, President Bush, or insufficient government programs.  Conservatives realize that in order to fix societal problems, one must | Read More »

    Executive Overreach?

    Last week, the 6-month drilling moratorium on the Gulf coast was lifted. However, many people are still upset and not yet back to work. Was this moratorium the best option in the first place? What are the repercussions going forward for the oil industry? Was the President’s drilling moratorium constitutional and thus legal? First off, let’s start with the basic facts that led to the | Read More »