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McMinn County, Tennessee had a serious problem with political corruption and fraud for quite some time. While a good portion of the county’s men were overseas fighting in World War II, the county elected a new Sheriff, Paul Cantrell, and he recruited a small army of loyal deputies. The Sheriff’s bulletproof system came to an end with the surrender of the Axis, as 3,000 veterans (about 10% of the county’s population) returned to their home in McMinn County and soon formed the GI Non-Partisan League. Read more…
In a recent article the Washington Examiner quoted Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) as saying “The only thing Putin respects is strength… At this point the Russians are openly laughing at the president.” It’s not just Russia, it seems the entire world is laughing at Obama. The only people with any fear of his regime are American citizens. The increasingly violent police, federal authorities and tyrannical legislation and executive orders leaves my head spinning. Read more…
I experienced escalating ridiculousness of the rules of engagement between my two deployments to Iraq in 2004 and 2006. I can only imagine how asinine they have become at this point. When the inanimate property of foreign individuals is of more importance to our government than the lives of our servicemen, we have a serious corruption of priorities. When calls for artillery from our men are denied due to the possibility of collateral damage to civilian property, we have a problem. Read more…
On September 4th, the Polish Ministry of Defense posthumously awarded Staff Sergeant Michael H. Ollis the Polish Army Gold Medal. This Polish award recognizes the service of a civilian or foreign soldier. Ollis has also been nominated for the American Silver Star medal.
During a firefight in eastern Afghanistan, Ollis stepped between an unidentified Polish Officer and an insurgent armed with explosives, shielding the officer from the explosion. During interviews, the Polish officer was very emotional and repeatedly praised and thanked Staff Sgt Ollis for saving his life.
Source: Military Times
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As 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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