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Academic Freedom: The Oklahoma Science Education Act

Academic Freedom: The Oklahoma Science Education Act

If our children are not taught how to participate in a robust exchange of ideas through debate and discussion, how on earth will we prepare them for adulthood. We do a grave injustice to our children if we allow them to be taught only to pass a test and not how to think through problems and to call into question the politically correct, ‘settled science’.

State Spends Higher Percentage Of Education Than National Average

State Spends Higher Percentage Of Education Than National Average

  According to the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO), the United States NATIONAL Census Bureau found that approximately: 45.6% of the country’s school system revenue came from state sources,45.3% came from local sources.9.1% of school system revenue came from federal sources.[1][2]   As you can see, most states divide the funding responsibilities rather evenly between the county and the stat […]

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Dangerous: Abandoning the Constitution in Michigan?

Dangerous: Abandoning the Constitution in Michigan?

Any time we post something positive happening in Michigan, we get a small, but very vocal group of commenters who say that, basically, constitution be damned – because … there are muslims in Michigan. I shouldn’t have been surprised to see Don, who lives in New Hampshire, use the same approach in response to a bill…

The Bundy verdict, the government, and American justice

The Bundy verdict, the government, and American justice

April 25, 2017
The Bundy verdict, the government, and American justice
By Leesa K. Donner

Perhaps it is not too much to say there is no other event in America today more polarizing than the standoff at Bunkerville. Liberty-minded folks who w…

The Never-Ending Excuse: Violating the Constitution to “Save Lives”

The Never-Ending Excuse: Violating the Constitution to “Save Lives”

Whenever someone is confronted with the fact that some federal act they favor is a violation of the Constitution, they’ll simply sidestep constitutional arguments and claim it’s necessary anyway. While some people are used to hearing these kinds of claims from democrats or republicans, we hear them from everyone, libertarians, too.  Take this comment from…

Michigan Committee Approves State Privacy Measure with National Implications

Michigan Committee Approves State Privacy Measure with National Implications

LANSING, Mich. (Apr. 26, 2017) – Yesterday, a Michigan House committee unanimously passed a resolution that would put before voters a state constitutional amendment to protect electronic communications and data from the prying eyes of state and local law enforcement. The amendment would also effectively block a small but intrusive practical effect of federal spying…

Minnesota Electronic Data Privacy Act Would Reject the Surveillance State

Minnesota Electronic Data Privacy Act Would Reject the Surveillance State

ST. PAUL, Minn. (April 26, 2017) –  A bill introduced in the Minnesota Senate would limit warrantless electronic data collection in the state. Final passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in Minnesota, but would also hinder at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state. Sen. Dave Dibble (D) Introduced Senate Bill…

Bill Nye the Constitutional B.S. Guy

Bill Nye the Constitutional B.S. Guy

Debate continues to rage about whether Bill Nye is really a “science guy,” or if he’s just an entertainer pushing a political agenda, but one thing is certain: Bill Nye is not the “Constitution guy.” In an interview on CNN during the so-called “March for Science,” Nye made the case for federal funding of science…