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One of the many perils of too much government: the belief government is necessary for happiness

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 9:00pm 6/15/2017 at 9:00pm
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Trump’s election has brought out the worst in half of the country. We’ve chronicled much of it.

Rather than accepting Trump as president, we’ve seen attempt after attempt to delegitimize the Trump presidency and the undermining of each and every policy initiative.

I’ve long said that all the minutia aside, the fundamental...

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Do We Need A “Federal Job Guarantee”?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 6:30pm 2/11/2017 at 6:30pm
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A group of academics has published an article in the socialist publication Jacobin in which they advocate for a “federal job guarantee.”  This proposal entails a guaranteed minimal income of $23,000 per year and “rising to a mean of $32,500” to people who do not have jobs.  This money would come,...

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Gallup: American Preference for Divided Government Lowest in 15 Years

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 1:00pm 9/29/2016 at 1:00pm

According to a recent Gallup poll, D. C. gridlock and “do nothing Congress” accusations seem to have taken its toll on Americans’ preference for divided government.  Just 20% of Americans now prefer the presidency and Congress to be controlled by different parties…the lowest it’s been in 15 years.

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Government Workers Outnumber Manufacturing Workers

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 4:30pm 9/4/2016 at 4:30pm
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According to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of local, state, and federal government workers in the U. S. exceeds the number of those working in the manufacturing sector by almost 10 million.

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Government employees in the United States outnumber manufacturing employees by 9,932,000, according to data...

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Sen. Ben Sasse Puts Government’s Role in Check

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 6:30pm 9/1/2016 at 6:30pm

One of the more disturbing popular political theories is the notion that Congress Must Do Something!™ Not only is reactionary governance unwise, it also runs contrary to the founders’ intentions. Our government was designed specifically to mitigate the hair ablaze reactivity that inevitably leads to horrible policy and infringement of...

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Gadsden Flag Paraphernalia is Racist?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 7:00pm 8/4/2016 at 7:00pm

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is stuck in 2009 when the whole “Tea Party is Racist” mantra was still alive and well.

The agency that handles hostile work environment claims is deciding whether Gadsden Flag paraphernalia ought to be considered racist.

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TSA is still ruining everything!

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7:00am 5/17/2016 at 7:00am

Last fall, Kemberlee Kaye reported on the continued incompetence of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and suggested that a smart presidential candidate should add become a “strong proponent of defunding the TSA.”

Now, as one party has a presumptive nominee and the other is still fighting over the matter, it turns out...

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Guess who is the biggest beneficiary from Prince’s death?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 3:00pm 5/3/2016 at 3:00pm

The untimely death of music icon Prince underscores the importance of never taking a day for granted.

The cause of his demise at the relatively young age of 57 is still the source of much speculation. Reports indicate that hip injuries sustained during his dynamic performances led to an addiction to pain...

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VIDEO: Why Success Rarely Follows Government Funding

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 7:00am 4/26/2016 at 7:00am

We’ve been featuring Prager University videos at College Insurrection for years now and we figured it was about time we showcased them here at Legal Insurrection once in a while.

Dennis Prager has done an outstanding job with his online university and affiliated videos which cover everything from government issues to social...

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