Author: Adam Ondo

How To Be A Smarter Party

“We must stop being the stupid party.” It is true that when Gov. Bobby Jindal said this he was referring to Republicans like Todd Akin, whose ignorant ideas on abortion probably cost him an election last year, but antiquated and ignorant stances are not our only enemy – priorities are, too. I will now use this article attempt to adumbrate the priorities of conservatives living in America. Our first priority should be to fix America’s $16 trillion deficit. The government is bloated and there are many cuts that can be made and even a few departments that could be...

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Common Sense Gun Control

President Obama has recently proposed a plan that would impose new gun control measures on the American public. He also signed 23 executive orders to help further his crusade of limiting gun violence. That is an extensive list to cover, so I’m going to stick to the four main pieces of legislation President Obama desires Congress to pass. Proposed Legislation The most contentious law President Obama wants codified is a ban on assault weapons. Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York has already signed into law a bill that requires a “statewide re-registration of all handguns and grandfathered assault weapons.” In...

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Guns are the Solution: Fight Gunfire with Gunfire

“We don’t have money for a security guard, but this is a better solution. A shooter could take out a guard or officer with a visible, holstered weapon, but our teachers have master’s degrees, are older and have had extensive training. And their guns are hidden. We can protect our children.” – Superintendent David Thweatt The Sandy Hook Elementary shooting has brought gun control to the forefront of American political debates in recent weeks. Op-eds have been written, televised debates have been broadcast, and even a petition to have Piers Morgan deported for “waging war on the Second Amendment”...

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Cannabis Wisdom from the High Courts

“This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.” – The Supremacy Clause, U.S. Const. art. VI, cl. 2 In Gonzales v. Raich (2005), the Supreme Court of the United States held that Congress has the power to regulate the use of homegrown marijuana because...

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The Day the Twinkie Died

On November 15, 2012, Hostess CEO Greg Rayburn decided to liquidate the company and, along with it, the Twinkie. I have always considered the Twinkie to be the best American dessert, representing what America is all about – freedom. In this case it is the freedom to eat a snack made from enriched, bleached wheat flour, sugar, eggs, and FD&C Yellow 5 (also found in pet food and nail polish remover). Bankruptcy became Hostess’ only option after the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union went on strike on November 9th – which I will remember as...

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