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Free Stuff Isn’t Freedom

Sam Sorbo, CNS News

Democrats are like poor people, trying to rig the lottery that need to convince others of their altruism. Free healthcare for all, regardless of nationality or legal status! Free education for anyone – and retroactively! But the old adage that “freedom isn’t free” is true in reverse. Free stuff isn’t freedom; it’s the opposite. Ignorance is running rampant in our schools, in our culture, in the media and in the ranks of the progressive left. Government schools teach that only government can provide the answers to all our woes. It cannot. But government – and those who support policies that seek its continual expansion – will certainly try to convince us it can.

The Poor Want More Opportunity, Not More Entitlement Spending

Michael Tanner, National Review

Both the Left and Right have been misreading the poor. The Left assumes the poor are helpless victims that need to be taken care of, while the Right sees them as lazy “takers” seeking more handouts. It’s a debate built around the level of redistribution and government benefits, and it is the wrong debate, based on pernicious stereotypes on both sides. In reality, the poor, like everyone else, simply want an opportunity to succeed in a growing economy. That means an agenda based on removing government barriers to success — an agenda based on limited government, free markets, and giving people more control over their lives.

Congressman Chip Roy Stands Tall Demands Debate Of $19 Billion Disaster Bill

One principled limited government constitutional conservative – Representative Chip Roy of Texas – was willing to stand tall and say NO to passing, without debate, a disaster aid bill that no one had read, that added $19 billion to the deficit and that did not address some of the real disasters, such as the illegal alien invasion on our southern border.

30,417,609 Paid $0 Income Taxes, Got $89.6 Billion Back

Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News

The bottom line: The federal government is financially dependent on income tax-paying married couples who jointly file their tax returns, and it has made 30,417,609 filers who pay no income taxes dependent on government by handing them $89,614,669,000 in a single year. History should apply this test to the Republican tax plan: Did it decrease both the burden on the former and the dependency of the latter?

Government Poverty Programs Crowd Out Compassion

Ed Feulner, CNS News

Many people who would ordinarily be glad to donate time or money labor under the misperception that their tax-funded programs are sufficient and helpful. But there is good reason to doubt it. In short, people need a human touch. You can’t get that from a prison, a workhouse – or a government program.

Immigrant From Former Trump Travel Ban Country Shoots Up Tennessee Church

Vast numbers of Sudanese immigrants are on welfare and Sudan is so violent that the U.S. Embassy requires U.S. government personnel in Sudan to use armored vehicles for all travel, yet the country was inexplicably taken off the travel ban list.

No More Free Lunch

Since 2015 federal welfare spending has outpaced defense spending. President Trump’s workfare proposal demonstrates that he is busy doing what is important for Americans. Congress should join him.

Get Judges And Private Organizations Out Of Refugee Resettlement

The notion that an unelected federal judge could order the President and Congress to admit a given number of foreigners and order the States to support with welfare and education benefits however many refugees a private organization chose to send them defies so many constitutional limits that it is hard to even begin to count them.

Kuwait Needs Economic Reform, But Democracy May Say No

Kuwait is one of the freest nations in the Persian Gulf, as well as one of America’s best friends. Yet its “liberalish” governance, as one Kuwaiti colleague described it, ironically impedes the adoption of market-oriented economic reforms necessary for the country’s prosperity.

How Dr. Ben Carson can heal the wounds of Obama's racism

Helping our inner city poor effects our entire nation.  Done properly, helping the poor builds their self-esteem, provides opportunities and reduces costly welfare programs.  Equally important, it can remove HUD from meddling in local government and jeopardizing property rights.

Failed Catholic Church Leaders Are the Problem

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The false narrative being spread to the Catholic faithful that capitalism is wrong is the fault of the leadership of the Catholic Church that has increasingly become a left-leaning ideological mouthpiece instead of fulfilling its role of providing spiritual guidance consistent with the Bible.

65% of Children Live in Households on Fed. Aid

Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News

How to be dependent on government is now one of the earliest life lessons America is teaching nearly a supermajority of children.

Obama Plans Public Benefits For Illegals

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Illegal aliens who get Obama’s likely forthcoming exec. amnesty will have immediate access to welfare and other public benefits, according to a new report from the Federation of American Immigration Reform (FAIR). 

Dancing With Corporatists

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

Riding the tigers of race and immigration can only end horribly. What would be helpful is a frank discussion of the left’s intention to change the founding principles of America from freedom and liberty to race and class warfare.

Opportunity, Not Entitlements, Is the Path Forward

Dr. Ben S. Carson, Washington Times

Obama is wrong that raising minimum wage will fix income inequality.

What a Conservative Social Safety Net Would Look Like – Part 2 of 4

In today's article about effective conservative messaging writer Ben Hart says the free market cannot solve all problems.Follow Hart's reasoning through all four segments of the article and tell us what you think.

Rubio’s Strategy Disappointed Many

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Though the Senator’s plan ultimately passed, he sure burned a lot of bridges in order to get there.

Rand Paul Works House on Amnesty

Breanna Edwards, Politico

Paul couldn’t stop the damage in the Senate, so he’s moved to the House to make an impact.

Potential 2016 GOP Candidates Split

Alexandra Jaffe, The Hill

Of course Marco Rubio was for it, but Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul voted an emphatic “no.”

Amnesty Clears; What Will House Do?

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

The 68-32 vote, (14 Repubs joined all 54 Dems) in support of amnesty. Will Boehner try to stop it?