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Constitution can’t restrain all overreach

By William R. Toler As we make our way through Constitution Week, we will undoubtedly hear the parchment’s praises, how it is the document that gives us in the U.S. of A. our freedom. First off, the Constitution doesn’t give … Continue reading

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Learn, teach the Constitution’s message of freedom

By Corey Friedman A senseless act of terror that killed three people and injured more than 250 others could lead to limits on individual rights that make the “land of the free” less so. A survey gauging Americans’ awareness of … Continue reading

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Two Rosaries confiscated from one student in three weeks

By William R. Toler Another American student has been deprived of religious liberty in a public school under the guise of safety. Manuel Vigil has had Rosary beads confiscated not once, but twice  in the past three weeks by Thompson … Continue reading

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Principal parodies are protected speech

By Corey Friedman Students who poke fun at their principal or skewer the superintendent through online parody pages could go to jail under a shortsighted state law passed last month. North Carolina’s School Violence Prevention Act defines building a fake … Continue reading

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War: What is it good for?

By William R. Toler As we reflect on this Memorial Day, as everyone breaks out the stars and bars to wave around in a temporary sense “Yay America,” I cringe at the thought of a tired cliche: They fought and … Continue reading

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Bill of Rights turns 217 today

By Richard C. Evey Two hundred and seventeen years ago on Dec. 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights was ratified by the then-states of a new country, the Unites States of America. The United States of America might never have … Continue reading

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I.R. founders bleed red, white and blue

By William R. Toler Let it not be said that the three founders of the Independent Register are not patriotic. To the contrary, we are patriots in the truest form. We stand for the ideals this country was founded on. … Continue reading

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