Most founders were libertarians

Some of America’s founders were scientists — and were good ones to the best of their ability, considering the prevailing culture they lived in, and to the extent their understanding, available resources, and equipment would allow. They had some ideas that were quaint, and wrong, as we can now see clearly because of advances made […]

Reconciliation betrays intent of founders

Freedom New Mexico As the full-court-press by his administration to pass a health insurance bill that polls show most Americans oppose or have serious reservations about, we will have more to say about the curious faux-populist tactics President Barack Obama is using as he becomes increasingly desperate. For now let us just remark that it […]

ENMU selling Founders’ Day picnic tickets

ENMU hosting classic car show

PORTALES – Eastern New Mexico University will host a classic car show in conjunction with the Founders’ Day Picnic on June 28 from noon-2 p.m. next to the Administration Building. This classic car show and Founders’ Day Picnic are kickoff events for ENMU’s 75th anniversary celebration. The Founders’ Day Picnic student committee is looking for […]

No, U.S. government is not democracy

By Walter E. Williams We often hear the claim that our nation is a democracy. That wasn’t the vision of the founders. They saw democracy as another form of tyranny. If we’ve become a democracy, I guarantee you the founders would be deeply disappointed by our betrayal of their vision. The founders intended, and laid […]

Electoral College not outdated, serves purpose

Freedom Newspapers We all know the types of people who, if they can’t win the game fair and square, will skirt the rules in pursuit of victory. There are also people, unfortunately, who if they still can’t win will re-write the rules in their favor. These are the kinds of people pushing Amendment 36 in […]

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Clovis resident is honored at museum Dale Petty of Clovis was honored with 24 other founders of the New Mexico Farm and Heritage Museum in Las Cruces in a ceremony on Jan. 16. Petty’s name is listed with the others on a bronze plaque that was dedicated in front of the building. The founders include: […]