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Nixon Refused Secret Service Protection

↳ Posted on January 11th, 2014 by Ben Spera

Richard-Nixon-9424076-1-402Recently our current Commander-in-Chief, President Barack Obama, mandated lifetime Secret Service protection for him and his wife. Well, few people know that President Richard Nixon actually dropped all Secret Service protection for him and his wife in 1985, saying it was a waste of the taxpayer’s money.

With all the bad things you hear about Nixon, he doesn’t seem like such a bad guy anymore, does he? He was a saint of a politician by today’s standards.

Source: Slate

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Fact: Snowden Never Swore an Oath of Secrecy

↳ Posted on January 10th, 2014 by Ben Spera

oath3Despite the claims of many, Snowden never took any oath of secrecy, and therefore never broke any such oath. The only oath he, or anyone else with a security clearance, was required to take is the very same oath that all civilian and military personnel take. That oath is “to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” In my opinion, he fulfilled this oath further than most others have been willing to. Read more…

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Florida Expanding Stand Your Ground Law

↳ Posted on January 10th, 2014 by Ben Spera
Via Breitbart:
Florida Expanding 'Stand Your Ground' Law - Breitbart
Florida state legislators are a step closer to expanding their Stand Your Ground law to include the ability to legally fire a warning shot. The expansion being considered

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Man Charged for Opening Fire on Armed Shoplifters

↳ Posted on January 10th, 2014 by Ben Spera

mervinbrewerAn Arizona couple was being pursued by a Sears loss prevention officer after shoplifting a power drill. When the couple was confronted at the exit, Ms. Hough pulled a toy firearm, with the orange cap painted black to conceal it, on the Sears employee.

Nearby, 61-year-old Mervin Brewer, a former U.S. Marine, took notice. Brewer says his wife was coming out of the same exit so he opened fire. Brewer fired 4 rounds, none of which hit the couple. Ms. Hough soon realized that there were real guns involved, dropped the toy gun and they both fled on a motorcycle. Read more…

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mark_udall_obama_golf_APSince we were young, most of us have been taught that when we’re wrong, the right thing to do is to admit it, apologize, and move on with life. Apparently, Senator Mark Udall was never taught that basic principle. His parents obviously taught him that the right thing to do is to exert heavy pressure onto whatever government agency is holding your punk card, forcing them to cover your mistake. Sen. Udall should have gotten a second opinion. Read more…

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A Libertarian Case for Net Neutrality

Posted on January 25th, 2014 by Ben Spera

14137_large_net_neutralityAs a libertarian you may be uneasy with the concept of net neutrality. Like me, you feel inexplicably drawn to this neutrality but feel guilty for it. You think to yourself, “I’m a free-market libertarian, by God! Regulation is wrong! Why is my instinct betraying me?” It’s because we don’t live in perfect world. We live in an economy that is far from free and is infested with government regulations and corporate manipulation. The internet service industry is a picturesque example of this.
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My Second Wind

Posted on April 18th, 2011 by Ben Spera

If I still have any regular readers left I want to apologize for the two month hiatus I’ve been on. My obligations at work, school and other commitments haven’t left me a whole lot of time left for blogging. Now school is winding down and I will have a month or so off. I hope to get some quality material up on here during that time. I will also make an extra effort to put an update up more regularly even when I’m bogged down with other things. Stay tuned…


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