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Becky AkersIt was once an American credo that bad laws are made to be broken. But with the Republic’s long slide past democracy into a police state, reverence for “the law,” good or bad, now reigns. We might chalk that up to the draconian penalties awaiting violators: eight years in prison for lying to the FBI despite the agency’s own inability to tell the truth; hundreds of dollars in fines for exceeding speed limits; execution for disembarking from an airline flight without permission. Such severe punishment will dissuade all but the bravest or craziest from flouting the rules.

Chuck BaldwinI originally published this column back in January of 2005. Since then (and especially lately), many people have called and written with requests to republish it. So, with a few minor revisions, here it is.

Sam BlumenfeldAt the National Education Association’s convention, held last July in San Diego, retiring general counsel of the organization, Bob Chanin, in his swan-song speech to the union’s faithful, asked the rhetorical question, “Why are these conservative and right-wing b*****ds picking on the NEA and its affiliates?”

Ralph ReilandI don’t want to sound negative, but is anyone else getting the idea that we’re starting to live in Clunker Nation?

Not Evil Just Wrong posterAt 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 18, more than 1,400 groups will be hosting the movie Not Evil Just Wrong, a documentary about the real cost of global warming hysteria.

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