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Blog post by AllenN
In the light of so many tragedies with guns, some people argue we should severely restrict or even ban guns. This article is in defense of the Second Amendment. My belief is my own. It is not based on others’ arguments or what the major political...
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Blog post by AllenN
A press release put out by the Barack Obama Presidential Library touted an opening of a new wing, dedicated to the U.S. Constitution, and included a brief statement by our former President. "I'm enjoying my retirement, and watching the heads spin in...
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Blog post by AllenN
In the story of the three little pigs, the laziest pig builds his house of straw so he can have more time to relax. When the wolf comes, the house is no match for his tremendous breath and it falls down. In the original story, he gets eaten....
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Blog post by AllenN
Global warming is no "myth." There is definitely something going on. There are too many studies indicating changes not to believe that. But, that does not mean humans should change their activity, if they could, or that those who can change their...
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Blog post by ThePhilosopher
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Blog post by AllenN
I was a reluctant Trump supporter for all the obvious reasons, who is starting to think that Donald Trump may be our best president in modern times. His State of the Union speech was filled with examples of how his policies (mostly mainstream...
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Blog post by AllenN
I love the Wall Street Journal, except when it covers issues related to immigration. On this topic, the Journal is myopic, toeing the line pushed by the "mainstream media" that controlling immigration is wrong. There are economic arguments for...
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Blog post by AllenN
President Trump and Congress have enacted sweeping reforms to our tax laws, some of which will take years before the full impact will be felt. Not allowing full deductions for state and local taxes will be a big change, for example. And while the...
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Blog post by AllenN
I have written several times about our crazy monetary policies and how perpetual deficit spending is not wise. Today's Wall Street Journal reports an uptick in inflation, most likely a sign that the economy is picking up, the money in circulation...
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Acton Town Moderator Peter Ashton decided to violate the free-speech rights of voters at the Special Town Meeting (STM) on December 4, 2017, by refusing to allow public criticism of elected School Committee members. Ashton researched his authority...
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