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Debate Forum Left, 7/19/11

The ends can’t justify the means by Mark Luedtke   This may come as a surprise to most Americans, but judges and prosecutors, like all politicians, are not Jesus Christ. They’re not angels. They’re not saints. In the most fundamental way, they’re normal people like everybody else. Like you and me, they work to advance […]

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Debate Forum Left, 7/12/11

Dog oppression by Mark Luedtke A quick Google search of the top issues facing America turns up the economy, jobs, debt, etc., but nothing about dogs. But Americans are passionate about their best friends, so action by local city councils in Toledo and Cleveland initiated a snowball effect across Ohio. Both councils removed Pit Bulls […]

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Debate Forum Right, 7/5/11

A small step in the right direction by Mark Luedtke The Founding Fathers understood human nature and how government perverted human nature to the detriment of the people in general. The anti-Federalists understood the Federalists had pulled a fast one on the people when they created the Constitution. They understood the Constitution would enable the […]

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Debate Forum Right, 6/21/11

The Dictator’s Personal Army by Mark Luedtke United States presidents have long known the best way to win popular support is to wage war. In the 19th century, presidents used Manifest Destiny as an excuse to wage war on Native Americans and Mexico. In the 20th century, despite winning the 1916 election as an anti-war […]

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Commentary Forum 6/7/11

Thank Goodness for Property Rights By Mark Luedtke America was founded on property rights. The first colonists at Jamestown were ordered to practice communism and they starved to death in droves as a result. To save the colony, the governor gave each colonist a tract of land and allowed them to keep and trade whatever […]

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Commentary Forum 5/24/11

Playing God with People’s Lives By Mark Luedtke This may come as a shock to federal bureaucrats, but every few decades, the Mississippi River floods, big time. Every century or so, it floods even more impressively. For the entire history of humanity, people have known how to deal with floods. Individuals who chose to live […]

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Debate Forum Right: 5/10/11

Oil and Cotton and Wheat, Oh My! by Mark Luedtke What do oil, cotton and wheat have in common? They’ve all nearly doubled in price in the last year. Worse, all commodities have dramatically increased in price recently. Gold and silver have skyrocketed. Stocks have dramatically increased in price. Groceries are more expensive, but that’s […]

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Commentary Forum: Mark Luedtke 4/26/11

Kasich Counting on Partisan Judges By Mark Luedtke I always smile when Supreme Court decisions break along party lines as they do for nearly every significant decision. An observer from Mars might think we have two different U.S. Constitutions, one for Republicans and another for Democrats. The reality is, justices don’t care what the Constitution […]

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Debate Forum: Left, 4/19/11

NASA’s Decision Is All About Looting by Mark Luedtke According to the Dayton Daily News, “Ohio politicians were smarting from NASA’s announcement Tuesday that it decided not to award an orbiter to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.” No doubt. If NASA had sent a shuttle to Dayton, it would have been a […]

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Debate Forum Right: 4/12/11

Better 10 Years Late Than Never By Mark Luedtke When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Congress subsequently declared war. That’s because it was obvious the Japanese attack was an act of war. When al-Qaida attacked the US on 9/11, Congress subsequently declared war. That’s because the 9/11 attack was obviously an act of war, too. […]

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Unleash your inner carnivore

Local organic meat: It isn’t easy ‘growing green’ By Mark Luedtke From the beginning, man rose to the top of the food chain as a meat eater. Today, the arctic Inuits thrive on diets consisting almost exclusively of meat, and suffer from far fewer cases of cardiovascular disease, heart disease and cancer than their modern-day, […]

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Debate Forum Left: 4/5/11

Criminal gangs war over buses by Mark Luedtke If you read the Dayton Daily News over the last couple of weeks, you might have thought the most important story in the world was whether or not Beavercreek City Council would allow the RTA to run buses to Fairfield Commons. Apparently this is a big deal […]

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Commentary Forum: 3/22/11

Environmentalists Melt Down; Nuclear Reactors Don’t By Mark Luedtke On Friday, March 11, a magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Japan. The quake was the strongest ever recorded in Japan and the fifth strongest recorded in modern history. It’s estimated the subsequent tsunami triggered by the quake killed over 25,000 people in Japan. […]

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Debate Forum: Right 3/8/11

Stop the looting By Mark Luedtke Wouldn’t it be great to run a business that never had to turn a profit because government stole money from taxpayers and dumped it on you? You could produce anything you wanted without ever worrying about pleasing customers, while getting rich off taxpayer money. The only people you would […]

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The corrupting power of government money

This is a perfect example of how government money, especially big, federal money, corrupts everything it touches. These local aristocrats are salivating over capturing the stolen funds from people all over the country based on the census and using them to their advantage. It’s sick. It’s an entitlement mentality. Nobody seems to notice or care […]

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Are you smarter than a caveman?

Eat like a caveman, live a healthier life By Mark Luedtke Forty-thousand years ago, the caveman ancestors of modern humans were bigger, stronger and faster than modern humans. The typical male caveman had more in common with Chad Ochocinco, who’s lightning fast, 6’1” and 192 lbs, than Joe Six-pack. Females would remind observers more of […]

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