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Apr
2

Mandatory Voter Registration:How Universal Registration Threatens Electoral Integrity

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There is no question that the U.S. voter registration system could be improved. However, the answer to America’s voter registration problems is not federal mandates or federal interference in election administration. Indeed, the federal government has almost no experience administering elections; states administer elections in the laboratories of democracy. As a result of this exercise in federalism, states are implementing numerous improvements to the voter registration system—and they are doing it at less cost to our treasury, our Constitution, and the integrity of our elections than mandatory universal registration.

http://www.heritage.org/about/staff/v/hans-von-spakovsky

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Apr
2

Guns Save Lives

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Second Amendment.pngWe all know that guns can cost lives because the media repeat this message endlessly, as if we could not figure it out for ourselves. But even someone who reads newspapers regularly and watches numerous television newscasts may never learn that guns also save lives– much less see any hard facts comparing how many lives are lost and how many are saved.

But that trade-off is the real issue, not the Second Amendment or the National Rifle Association, which so many in the media obsess about. If guns cost more lives than they save, we can always repeal the Second Amendment. But if guns save more lives than they cost, we need to know that, instead of spending time demonizing the National Rifle Association.

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Mar
28

Is the Republican Party America’s Achilles Heel?

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republican-independent-democrat-party-The hierarchy of the Republican Party has published a 100 page new and improved game plan entitled the “Growth and Opportunity Project” ostensibly to win future elections and re-tool the party.  While this effort is an improvement over similar exercises in recent years, it contains a number of major flaws indicative of the fact that the Party is still operating as if the national  political landscape was the same as the 1980′s and 90′s with a recognition that demographics and news dissemination has changed.

The most egregious of these flaws is the inability of the Republican Establishment to understand that the American Left, who are now in control of the Democratic Party, are the implacable enemy in a battle for the heart and soul of America.   A further amplification of this failure is the inability to recognize what the strategy of the left has been over the past 50 plus years as well as why it has been so successful.

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