In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Stopping ISIS: Borders, Guns, and God

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live. — Deuteronomy 30:19 A Republic, if you can keep it. — Benjamin Franklin, describing what had been created during the Constitutional Convention. “Ideologues,” “restrictionists” and “extremists” are among the epithets applied to those who want

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Oops! Obama: ISIS is “Contained”

In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopolous that was conducted Thursday and broadcast Friday — just hours before the Paris attack — President Obama proclaimed that ISIS had been contained. “I don’t think they’re gaining strength,” he said peevishly when challenged by Stephanopolous. “From the start, our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them.” Maybe he meant that they were contained

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