Wake me when the Dems offer something other than more government as the solution to everything

The Idaho news media is feasting on the squabbles within the state Republican Party. We are told that the largely pro-business moderate wing is facing off against a “Tea-Party”-style insurgency of radical anti-government types. Naturally the mainstream media is hoping that this struggle provides a beachhead for the state Democratic Party. There is another question, though, one that has been submerged for years: What exactly does the modern Democratic Party stand for except expanding the role of government in every sphere of our lives? With only two major parties for a nation of more than 300 million people, shouldn’t there
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National YAL supports First Amendment stance by its BSU chapter

On July 29, the national Young Americans for Liberty issued a press release declaring its support for the efforts of the group’s Boise State University chapter in fighting for First Amendment rights on campus. Boise State had recently received letters from the Center for Defense of Liberty, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and the ACLU of Idaho all indicating that Boise State’s speech policies are unconstitutional and in need of reform. Boise State had responded by agreeing to refund certain “security fees” that had been assessed against the Boise State chapter of Young Americans for Liberty, but the university
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Moderation is not necessarily a virtue

Author Oscar Wilde once recommended “everything in moderation, including moderation,” and there is a nugget of truth in this whimsical remark. While moderation may well be advisable in one’s consumption of chocolate, it is, as Barry Goldwater put it, “no virtue” in the pursuit of justice and the defense of liberty. In political circles, we are frequently told that we must give up any form of extremism and support moderates in order to succeed, but succeed at what? When drafting the Constitution, “extremists” called for outlawing slavery because it explicitly violated the natural rights principle espoused in the Declaration of
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“A Summer Evening at the Lake” with Daniel Hannan

Daniel Hannan is a journalist and author who is a member of the European Parliament. A critic of the European Union (EU), Hannan says the the EU has made Europe poorer and less free. Hannan also argues that free market opportunities have made the United States a beacon for prosperity, and urges politicians here to avoid the mistakes that are ruining the economy of Europe. Hannan was the featured speaker at “A Summer Evening at the Lake” in Coeur d’Alene July 23, 2014. Watch his speech below.  
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