Latest Legatum Prosperity Index Flags the ‘American Dream’ at Risk. In an unprecedented fall, the US drops out of the top ten of the 2012 Legatum Prosperity Index.
US drops out of global prosperity ‘top ten’ ranking for the first time.
Falling confidence in elections prompts drop in Governance rankings.
US falls eight places in Entrepreneurship & Opportunity sub-index, as fewer citizens agree that working hard is the key to success.
Asia’s emerging economies overtake US in Economy sub-index.
Credit: Legatum Prosperity Index
The latest findings from the Legatum Prosperity Index expose a United States in decline. In an unprecedented fall, America drops to 12th position in the worldwide prosperity rankings – with weakening performance across five of the Index’s eight sub-categories.
Falling confidence in elections and a declining Government approval rate has triggered a Continue reading →
Yesterday, while getting caught up with my friends in the blogosphere, I learned through one of my friends, Kasey, and with great alarm of the official Obama campaign affiliate African-Americans for Obama.
New Study Has the Bottom Line on Tax Costs in All 50 States
Washington, D.C. – Taxes are a big cost for many businesses, and vary widely based both on state and market sector. Now, for the first time, the Tax Foundation has created a measurement of the bottom-line tax liability a firm would face doing business in each of the fifty Continue reading →
Below are two selections of videos titled “A Soldier’s Silent Night”, each a Christmastime reminder of the ongoing sacrifices and heroism of America’s soldier’s and sailor’s and their families. Continue reading →
At the beginning of April of this year some of us were wondering if the baseball season was worth playing or if we should just go straight to the World Series. The experts had conducted their deep, thoughtful analysis and concluded, quite adamantly, it would be the Phillies and the Red Sox in the world championship games with the actual title somewhat up for grabs. Continue reading →
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(Washington, D.C.) -Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), has called on President Obama to follow through on the U.S. promise to veto any resolution granting the Palestinian Authority statehood at the United Nations Security Council.
“This push to recognize the Palestinian Authority as a sovereign state not only violates international law and the United Nation’s own charter, but represents a grave danger for Israel,” said Sekulow. “What is most troubling is the fact that the Palestinian Authority has embraced Hamas – a terrorist organization that vows to destroy Israel. Continue reading →
The 15th edition of the report, as compiled by the Cato Institute, the Fraser Institute of Canada and more than 70 think tanks from throughout the world, ranks 141 nations for 2009, the most recent year for which data are available. Continue reading →
Resolved, that the several states composing the United States of America, are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their General Government; but that by compact under the style and title of a Constitution for the United States and of amendments thereto, they constituted a General Government for special purposes, delegated to that Government certain definite powers, reserving each state to itself, the residuary mass of right to their own self Government; and that whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force:
It is the greatest absurdity to suppose it in the power of one, or any number of men, at the entering into society, to renounce their essential natural rights, or the means of preserving those rights; when the grand end of civil government, from the very nature of its institution, is for the support, protection, and defence of those very rights; the principal of which, as is before observed, are Life, Liberty, and Property. If men, through fear, fraud, or mistake, should in terms renounce or give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the grand end of society would absolutely vacate such renunciation. The right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of man to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave.
~Samuel Adams, excerpted from The Rights of the Colonists, November 20, 1772