Tag: Freedom

Pioneer Day to Me: Family, Faith, Freedom

“Since I was young, my ancestry … was marching martyrdom across the …plains of Utah.” 1 Like many of Imagine Dragons’ songs, the particular tune which contains these words, Cutthroat, has been played tens of millions of times across the globe. A simple internet search will reveal that Dan Reynolds – the lead singer and…

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Anderson: Freedom of Violence 

By Abigail J. Anderson This past year, I watched painfully as my city burned to the ground. I am a native Minnesotan, born and raised in the Twin City suburbs. I love Minnesota—the lakes, natural beauty, the people, the history and culture, and all the museums and entertainment the Twin Cities have to offer.  On…

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Conzatti: Freedom – A Blessing of God

“We, the people of the state of Idaho, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and promote our common welfare do establish this Constitution.”  -Preamble to the Idaho Constitution, 1890 The Declaration of Independence articulated the “self-evident” truth that every person is “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that…

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Dr. Ron Nate: Our Divine Constitution and Our Personal Responsibility

Dr. Ron Nate, a Senior Fellow at the Madison Liberty Institute, explains the significance of September 17th and the Constitution. Ron NateRon is a professor of economics at BYU-Idaho and an Idaho state representative (LD.34). He specializes in applied microeconomics, public economics, quantitative methods, the economics of education, poverty economics, and public choice. He has…

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Have We Forgotten to Remember God?

The ratification of our U. S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, was a miracle. The attendees to the convention were of strong and varied opinions as to how the government of our new nation should be structured. Debate stretched over four hot summer months in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When compromise or agreement seemed hopeless, Benjamin Franklin…

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Bill Alert: Is Idaho’s Religious Liberty is Under Attack?

Do you think it’s fair to require someone to provide a service that goes against their religious beliefs? The answer should be a hard no. Forcing someone to go against their deeply rooted religious convictions is an attack on their freedom. However, recently in society, the question “how far does religious liberty extend?” has become a huge topic among…

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What Is My Role In Civil Society?

Standing up for what you believe in and having an opinion on an issue doesn’t sound too difficult, does it? My experience leads me to the conclusion that it must be difficult, as I have seen a pitiful lack of shouldering our civic responsibility to be involved in politics and current issues. And I’m guilty…

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Edwin Prescott: His Invention Made Our Lives Fun!

It’s National Roller Coaster Day! Freedom means more fun! Do you remember your first loop-the-loop? On this day, August 16, 1898, the loop-the-loop was patented by Edwin Prescott. The patent reads: “Be it known that I, EDWIN PRESCOTT, of Arlington, county of Middlesex, and State of Massachusetts, have invented an Improvement in Roller-Coasters…This invention has…

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OTD: The 14th Amendment

On this day, July 28th, 1868, the Fourteenth Amendment remedies a great evil, but did it change people’s hearts? Can laws cure heart trouble? How is your heart? Click the play button below to catch the #OTD audio clip on the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. For more information on the 14th Amendment, see…

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Socialism: The Vacuum of Hope

About a month ago, I had the opportunity to attend a liberty-minded economics conference in Atlanta, Georgia, organized by the Foundation for Economic Education. As a History major, I’m not very familiar with economics (and honestly, I’ve always found the subject intimidating because it involves math). So, FeeCon was a great learning experience for me….

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