Central Government Approaching Critical Mass

By WV Watchdog on December 2, 2013

By Dr. Terry Wallace | West Virginia Watchdog
After years of enrichment, our Central Government is very close to achieving critical power mass and triggering the equivalent of an irreversible nuclear reaction that will permanently lower the trajectory of the American way of life and the individual freedom we enjoy.
The give-and-take constitutional balance and rule of […]

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President Ignoring the Economic Harm of Power Plant Regulation

By WV Watchdog on August 15, 2013

By Amy Purpura | West Virginia Watchdog
In Pres. Obama’s recent speech on June 25, 2013, he directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to finalize rules that would limit the amount of carbon dioxide released by power plants. Because coal-fired plants release the largest amount of carbon dioxide, coal-related businesses will experience the greatest harm once […]

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Understanding Rights after Salinas v. Texas

By WV Watchdog on July 16, 2013

By Amy Purpura | West Virginia Watchdog
Last week, our nation celebrated it’s Independence Day, commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. However, to some, this celebration felt bittersweet, given how far our nation has gone astray from the values set forth in the Declaration, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Indeed, […]

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America is in a World War

By WV Watchdog on July 16, 2013

By Dr. Terry Wallace | West Virginia Watchdog
The United States is at war with the rest of the world and our central government has barely mentioned it to us. We have no plan for winning the war, and even worse, we are losing battle after battle and things are going rapidly downhill. Communicating in newspeak, the central government […]

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Giving WV Racetrack-Casinos Power over their Business

By WV Watchdog on March 26, 2013

By Amy Purpura | West Virginia Watchdog
Ever since Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland passed laws legalizing slot machines and table gaming, racetrack-casinos in WV worried that this increased competition would attract fewer customers to the state. While this worry has proven accurate, especially for the two racetrack-casinos in the northern panhandle, state regulations from Charleston have […]

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Poisoning our children every day

By WV Watchdog on March 26, 2013

By Dr. Terry Wallace | West Virginia Watchdog
Would you knowingly allow anyone to inject your child with a dose of a known poison? Would you knowingly poison your own child?
Don’t answer too fast, because that is exactly what’s happening every day across America.
Cigarette smoking kills, wounds and damages children just as certainly as any unbalanced […]

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Current Gun Proposals: the Good and the Bad

By WV Watchdog on February 19, 2013

By Amy Purpura | West Virginia Watchdog
On January 16, a little over a month after the tragic Sandy Hook shootings, President Obama and the White House unveiled their proposal for gun control after a month of debates with other policymakers. One of the most controversial measures included in this proposal is a ban on the […]

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Offering a Salute to America’s Last Doughboy

By WV Watchdog on February 3, 2013

By Dr. Terry Wallace | West Virginia Watchdog
America’s last surviving World War I veteran, West Virginian Frank Woodruff Buckles, died in February 2011. Though we never met, I grew up with many of his Doughboy contemporaries. My grandfather, a World War I cavalryman, was one of them. He was born in 1897 and his hand-colored […]

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Firearm Policy in the Federal and State Governments

By WV Watchdog on January 29, 2013

By Amy Purpura | West Virginia Watchdog
In the previous article of this series on firearms, one of the biggest myths about gun violence was debunked. Namely, that statistics show more guns do not result in more gun murders. However, the last article did not discuss any of the gun policy in place in the US […]

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Debunking Myths Surrounding Firearms in the US

By WV Watchdog on January 17, 2013

By Amy Purpura | West Virginia Watchdog
With much fervor currently erupting in the US over the terrible tragedy committed last month in Connecticut, it’s imperative that citizens and policymakers allow their rationality and reason to guide their thinking on solutions instead of being overtaken by emotion. In this spirit, the WV Watchdog will be publishing […]

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