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Rob and Lauren Hudson: Letter of Common Ground about free enterprise, freedom and hope

Letters for families based on the book “It Can Be Done” @studentsleadusa We want an economic system that features hope because hope propels us forward and it leads to perseverance in difficult circumstances. We write to make a case for promoting freedom and capitalism because they have helped provide hope to hundreds of millions of Americans. In a free market system, productive effort usually leads...

Lauren and Rob Hudson: Positive message for America’s youth — exceptionalism through freedom

Columns for families based on the book “It Can Be Done” @studentsleadusa Freedom has been essential to America’s success. Unfortunately, it’s widely misunderstood. Freedom doesn’t mean having the right to do nothing and having others do everything for us. Freedom doesn’t mean having the right to violate local laws like running stop signs or hitting people, and freedom doesn’t mean having...

Richard Nelson: Equality Act has a clever, noble name but carries troubling consequences

The Equality Act (HR 5) is moving in Congress but Congressman James Comer (R-Tompkinsville) is “deeply troubled” after looking into the details. “It’s a clever name with an allegedly noble purpose,” Comer said before the House Committee on Education and Labor, “but a vehicle for serious harmful consequences.” The act adds “gender identity” and “sexual...

Mike Farrell: It’s New Year’s Day; time for resolutions — as in, what are you doing about freedom?

What would New Year’s be without the Rose Parade, college football, and, of course, New Year’s resolutions? Resolutions and New Year’s are almost synonymous. But many of us would not feel obligated to make these pledges of self-improvement if we had eaten fewer Christmas cookies or reined in our gift buying. But alas, we didn’t. Resolutions, according to history.com, are 4,000 years old, all...

Dorsey Ridley: Memorial Day a time to show respect to the brave Americans who fought for our freedom

Memorial Day is a time to remember those brave Americans who fought for our nation and its freedom. This national day of remembrance is especially close to our hearts this year as our young men and women are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan for a safer America. Today, we should show respect to our servicemen and women and those who have gone before by putting aside our differences in honor of their...