The American Revolution: The Liberation of the Human Mind

By Bradley Harrington

Brad Harrington

“What built this country … Is business. But business thrives in what kind of environment? In an environment where it’s left alone.” — Yaron Brook, “Wyoming Business Alliance Speech,” Nov. 8, 2017 —

It isn’t often that Wyoming’s intelligentsia gets inoculated with a healthy dose of  laissez-faire-style liberty and individualism, but — in the person of Yaron Brook, Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute — that’s exactly what they got last Wednesday. Given our current political and economic climate, it couldn’t have happened at a better time. read more

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LCCC Bond Boondoggle Should Be Blasted Right Out of the Sky

By Bradley Harrington

Brad Harrington

“The right of property is the guardian of every other right, and to deprive a people of this, is in fact to deprive them of their liberty.” — Arthur Lee, “An Appeal to the Justice and Interests of the People of Great Britain,” 1775 —

A long, long time ago on a planet far, far away, there once was a kingdom where people were hungry.

Not everybody was hungry, not even most, but a few people were — and this distressed the King, who wanted all his people fed, and the King surmised this was not happening due to the greed of those who had things when it came to the needs of those who had not. read more

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Death, Grief And Mourning Revisited

by Mike Pyatt 

Mike Pyatt

Attendance at a recent memorial service for a three month old infant evoked emotions captured by C.S. Lewis’s graphic anatomical metaphor, “The death of a beloved is an amputation.” He understood that our frail, vulnerable frame is no match for this mortal assault. It’s wholly unfashionable to discuss death. That subject isn’t wildly popular in most circles. We’d rather prattle on about politics or Facebook inanity. Ignoring it hasn’t served us well. In fact, by avoiding timely dialogue, death, our oldest relentless nemesis, materializes more abrupt than ever when it arrives, unannounced. The Christian’s hope is in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.Skeptics hail death as further proof that God, if there’s one, either doesn’t care, inflicting us with a torturous ending, or we’re solo on an uncharted flight. We’ve debated the subject for centuries. It’s easy to be philosophical when death ravages others from afar.It’s like tornadoes. When it depredates tornado alley geography, we’re unsurprised. How dare it wreak havoc on our dwelling place in Natrona County. That’s unnatural. read more

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“Public” Educators: Experts At Creating Herds of Robots

By Bradley Harrington

Brad Harrington

“The more subsidized it is, the less free it is. What is known as ‘free education’ is the least free of all, for it is a state-owned institution. It is socialized education — just like socialized medicine or the socialized post office — and cannot possibly be separated from political control.” — Frank Chodorov, “Why Schools are not Free,” 1948 —

For anyone interested in developing an understanding of what’s wrong with our “educational” system, one need look no further than this: read more

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Vigilant Voting

by Mike Pyatt 

Mike Pyatt

Thank God or those who bravely gave their all for us. Although the solemnity and majesty of Memorial Day is barely in our rear view mirror, and, sadly, this sentiment is ephemeral for too many Americans, who thought it was only a day off work. Worse for those who gave it no thought at all. We’ve unceremoniously shifted from the majestic to the mundane-relatively speaking-back to politicking in Wyoming. It’s nearly impossible to ignore the countless campaign yard signs dotting Natrona County’s landscape. Ignoring politics isn’t life threatening, but the cost may haunt us for years, if we dismiss our duty to assiduously examine campaigner’s claims. We’re admonished to be certain in our convictions before firmly planting our feet. Christians, Leftist, liberal, agnostic and atheist all understand that admonition that permits us to safely navigate the political, philosophical, social and theological waterfront. Wyoming’s uniquely positioned to shape its destiny. However, Evangelicals and co-belligerents insist not without God’s Hand to guide us. They understand the interplay of such exchanges, and the battle for whose values and principles will persist for decades. read more

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