What does socialism look like in the real world?

o-SOCIALISM-CAPITALISM-facebook.jpgSocialism in actual practice and socialism in theory are two incredibly different things. 

My generation, millennials, are incredibly supportive of socialism even though they can't seem to accurately describe it

Instead of writing about what socialism is -- let's see what socialism actually looks like! 

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The Realities of Voter Fraud in Michigan

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Did you vote last week in the August 2nd primary?

Eminem did.

... or did he?

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Crain's: Bill would dim electricity choice in state, some say

Crain's Detroit published an article Sunday that references legislation aimed at ending electric choice. It deserves our attention. 

Only two of 10 active alternative-energy suppliers in Michigan could qualify to serve electricity customers in the state's 10 percent choice program under legislation sponsored by Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, unless they make major investments that would likely make the business unprofitable.

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Democrats should withdraw bill targeting crime victims


jim_ananich.pngWhen bad men try to hurt people, it’s up to good men and women to stand up and stop them.

The state legislature’s top Democrat, Minority Leader Jim Ananich, wants to spin that simple truth on its head.

Under legislation he sponsored alongside a trio of other ultra-liberal Democrats in the state Senate, Senate Bill 611, when bad men try to hurt people, it’d be up to good men and women to run and hide.

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Free Markets and Small Government vs. Redistributionism and State Planning

The following post is originally from Dan Mitchell's blog International Liberty and because I enjoy reading his daily musings, I thought you'd all enjoy this one, too! 

Over the years, I’ve repeatedly tied to explain why socialism is a terrible system while also explaining that we should be careful not to label people as socialists if it’s more accurate to refer to them as statistsredistributionistscronyists, orfascists.

To help illuminate this issue, here’s a four-quadrant matrix. Free markets are on the left and state planning is on the right. And small government is on the top with redistribution is on the bottom.

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Students seen as just numbers for Ypsilanti Schools

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A Ypsilanti Community Schools trustee is lobbying Ann Arbor Public Schools in hopes that they will vote down a proposal to bus out-of-district students and reconsider their schools-of-choice policy, which gives parents outside the AAPS district the ability to send their children there.

MLive has the story:

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People fleeing California for states with lower taxes

California experienced a net outward migration of 61,100 people in the last twelve months, the biggest exodus since 2011. Michigan was the only state to lose population from 2000-10 so we understand the impact bad policies can have.

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Five questions you need to ask candidates

It’s that time of year again.

Trips to the beach. Picnics. Baseball games. Politicians knocking on your front door with a flier in their hand and a million-dollar smile.

Last week the Michigan House and Senate adjourned for the summer, with men and women in fancy suits pouring out of the Capitol like kids bolting from school at 3 o’clock on the last day of semester.

Their next stop? Your neighborhood. While lawmakers technically refer to this period of time as an “in-district work period,” reality is the next month or two are little more than an opportunity for the politicians to campaign for re-election.

You want to help elect some good candidates to the state House or Congress? Your chance is coming, and so are the candidates.

Here’s a list of five questions you can ask lawmakers and candidates this summer to get to the bottom of what they really believe, and whether or not they really support freedom.

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Hate Group Detroit Free Press Lambasted for Inciting Violence

Check out this unbelievable quote from Stephen Henderson, the editorial page editor at the Detroit Free Press:

“We really ought to round up the lawmakers who took money to protect and perpetuate the failing charter-school experiment in Detroit, sew them into burlap sacks with rabid animals, and toss them into the Straits of Mackinac.”

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Economic freedom increases human well-being

How can we improve the quality of life for everyone and help lift the masses out of poverty? 

Economic freedom. But what does that mean exactly? 

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