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I Say “Limited Government,” They Hear “Anti-Government”

Brooklyn, New York -- August 27, 1776

Colonel Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee, a hero of the Revolutionary War and father of Robert E. Lee, once commented that during the war "the state of Delaware furnished one regiment only; and certainly no regiment in the army surpassed it in soldiership."  At the Battle of Long Island, the actions of the Delaware Regiment kept the American defeat from becoming a disaster. Fighting alongside the 1st Maryland Regiment, the soldiers from Delaware may well have prevented the capture of the majority of Washington's army - an event that might have ended the colonial rebellion.  Organized in January 1776 by Colonel John Haslet, the Delaware Regiment was noted as the best uniformed and equipped regiment of the Continental Army.  Delaware's blue jackets with red facings and white waistcoats and breeches would later become the uniform for all the Continental troops.  During the Battle of Long Island, the Delaware and Maryland troops were positioned on the right of Washington's line.  They defended the most direct route from the British landing site in south Brooklyn to the American fortifications in Brooklyn Heights.  Though the troops faced the fiercest fighting of the day, they held their ground long enough to allow the remainder of Washington's army to safely retreat to the fortifications.  However, the Delaware regiment was outflanked and forced to retreat, taking 23 prisoners with them, through marshland and across the Gowanus creek.  Two nights later, Washington entrusted his Delaware and Maryland soldiers to be the rear guard as he secretly withdrew his army from Brooklyn to Manhattan.  Today, the 175th Infantry Regiment, Maryland Army National Guard, preserves the legacy of the 1st Maryland Regiment.  The 198th Signal Battalion, Delaware Army National Guard, perpetuates the proud lineage of the Delaware Regiment.

I do not consider the libertarian or true conservative movement to be inherently anti-government. But according to a growing number of “progressives,” anyone who seeks to limit the federal government’s regulations and interventions is automatically “anti-government.” You’ll notice that any

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Obama’s Anti-Terror Strategy is to Keep Losing Like We Have Been

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Obama’s commitment to continue the current American anti-terror strategy has managed to upset both sides of the argument. At this point, Obama doesn’t have much to lose. He has a dwindling number of final days in the Oval Office, and

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There Are No Half Measures That Can Fix Gun Violence

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The main problem with all of the proposed fixes for gun violence in the US is that only extreme measures will make any difference, and extreme measures aren’t going to fly in centrist central DC. Let’s look at the polar

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Keep Telling Yourself You Live in a Free Country

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“Land of the free, home of the brave” doesn’t apply to the US anymore, but don’t tell that to the brainwashed sheeple still singing it at the top of their lungs. The flat fact is that we’re not brave, no

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Pundits Quick to Blame Snowden for Paris Attacks

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If the aftermath of 9/11 taught us anything, it is that centralized governments slouching toward totalitarianism never let a crisis go to waste. And, in a corollary, citizens are far more credulous and trusting when they have just experienced a

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The Centralization of Power is Responsible for the Death of Political Discourse

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Are you curious why politics has become so polarized? I believe it is because politics have become so centralized. It’s not hard to understand the dynamics. When politics is decentralized, political discourse has less at stake. And it is easier

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Did the TSA Strip Search a 90-Year-Old Grandmother?

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We have conflicting stories surrounding this incident. The 90-year-old’s son claims that when TSA screeners spotted an anomaly in his mother’s bra, they had her come to a secondary screening room where they instructed her to take off her shirt

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Airbnb Responds to SF Hotel Tax with Snarky Ad Campaign

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Airbnb is quite upset about being forced to pay hotel taxes by the city of San Francisco. In case you’ve been living under a rock, Airbnb is an online platform people can use to rent out rooms from their own

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Social Security Will Not Get Cost of Living Adjustment in 2016

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People on Social Security “benefits” will not see a cost-of-living increase in 2016. This is only the third time since 1975 that this has happened, and Social Security recipients are not happy about it for obvious reasons: The annual cost

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Are You a Hypocrite for Supporting Gun Rights and Opposing Abortion?

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Lots of leftists love to point out the “blatant hypocrisy” of supporting gun rights (or the death penalty, on a different topic) while opposing abortion. Recently, the Daily Show’s Trevor Noah commented: Imagine if we could bring some of that

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New Study Calls "Homophobia" a Mental Disorder

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“Opinion is like a pendulum and obeys the same law. If it goes past the centre of gravity on one side, it must go a like distance on the other; and it is only after a certain time that it

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