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Vets Orgs Turn Against Their Biker Brethren

↳ Posted on September 20th, 2012 by Ben Spera

A growing trend is for local VFW and Legion posts to ban any sort of motorcycle club colors in their post. My local Legion recently did this without even offering a vote for it’s body of active Legionnaires to decide for themselves. Apparently, the state headquarters threatened them with an ultimatum: either outlaw colors or they would pull the post’s charter and shut them down. What happened to all that “freedom” stuff we fought for while in the military? I guess even veterans don’t deserve the right to exercise the freedom they fought for.  Read more…

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Vfw Will Defeat Bachmann Plan

↳ Posted on January 31st, 2011 by Ben Spera

Maybe Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has forgotten that America is still neck deep into two wars. I can only assume, since she is pushing to cut the Department of Veterans Affairs budget by $4.5 billion dollars – all while still even more injured service members are on their way home from Iraq and Afghanistan. This department is responsible for providing American veterans with healthcare related to injuries sustained during military service, along with other Veteran’s benefits. With these two ongoing wars we are only going to see more disabled Veterans returning home, and more resources will be needed to take care of these heroes. The Veterans of Foreign Wars came out immediately rebuking her plan, and calling her out on her vapidly arbitrary plan. 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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Congress Took over 200 Years to Ratify Amendment Regulating Pay

Posted on July 1st, 2014 by Ben Spera

MediumThe 27th amendment to the United States Constitution was submitted to Congress for ratification on September 25th, 1789. This amendment, which added limits on how Congress could give themselves pay raises, took an unbelievable 202 years, 7 months, 12 days to finally be ratified. Even then, it seemed only to be ratified unintentionally. The average ratification time of the remaining 26 amendments is only 1 year, 8 days. This disparity makes it hard to dispute an apparent double standard when it comes to congressional self-regulation. Read more…

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