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What Can We Learn From Cuba’s Protests?

Chances are, you’ve seen footage, photos, and media coverage of Cuban dissidents protesting their government over the last four days. Here’s a quick history refresher to set the scene: Cuba has been under communist rule since Fidel Castro led a bloody revolution and took power as Prime Minister in 1959. Since then, the country’s once-vibrant economy has been driven into the ground by Marxism and all its hallmarks: poverty, resource scarcity, corruption, and persecution… especially for those who dare to publicly oppose their rulers. This is why today’s protests are such a huge deal: past anti-communist movements in Cuba have been quickly reined in by arrests and crackdowns. But today, people are risking their lives to stand up in record numbers. Their authorities no longer have the muscle to keep them down. Big Tech and the media are claiming that the pushback is all about vaccines, as this Twitter “news

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There Will Always be Another Variant

Have we learned our lesson yet? With a new “Delta Variant” Covid strain already stoking up fear online and on TV, I’d sure hope so. Right now, we’re standing at a unique crossroads. With one pandemic fading into history, and a repeat looming ahead, it’s a good time to stop and think about what we’ve just experienced… and whether we want to do it all again. Let’s start with masks. First, we were told (by Fauci himself) that we shouldn’t wear them because they don’t work. Then, a change of tune: yes, we should wear them. Then, the rules change. We must mask up or we can’t do business or be in public. Very quickly, we’re evil and cruel if we don’t wear one. We just want people to die, obviously. Our maskless two-year-olds are walking (or toddling) death threats. And that’s only one issue. You don’t need me to

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Castro, Guevara, and Commie Kids Books

Have you or your children ever read a “Who Was” book? Chances are you’ve at least seen one before. With over 250 in print, these short biographies for kids have been popping up at local libraries and Scholastic book fairs for decades. According to the series’ official website, these books exist to “tell the incredible stories of trailblazers, legends, innovators, and creators.” And with communism creeping back into the mainstream in recent years, it shouldn’t be a surprise to see Che Guevara and Fidel Castro lionized in cartoon form for kids… right up there with Harriet Tubman, Alexander the Great, and Ronald Reagan. It does really make you wonder, though. Does leading a bloody communist revolution make one a trailblazer, legend, innovator, or creator? Boy, it’s hard to say! Let me be clear: I don’t have a problem with kids books about people like Castro and Guevara. We should most

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Believe in Social Justice? Stand up to Critical Race Theory

Over the weekend, Americans celebrated Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the day the news of slavery’s end reached Galveston, TX. In many ways, this celebration is the fulfillment of Independence Day. It represents when our nation’s then-laws were measured against our God-given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness… and the God-given rights won. And in this regard, Juneteenth is perfect proof of why Critical Race Theory should not become a pillar of what we teach our children about the United States. You see, a core component of CRT is the idea that America is irredeemable, that capitalism is a pillar of inequality, and that all people fit into either the mold of “oppressed” or “oppressor.” In contrast, Juneteenth reminds us that America is indeed capable of making positive changes, and rewarding natural rights over the tyrannical tendencies of man and government. Our history shows us that if we

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3 Lessons I’ve Learned From Kid Entrepreneurs

If you have children in your life, you already know that we adults can learn a lot from them. Sometimes, kids teach us to have a sense of humor… other times, a sense of patience. But kids teaching business sense to grown adults? Actually, you’d be surprised. I’ve been fortunate enough to meet hundreds of impressive youngsters through our Children’s Entrepreneur Markets. All across Utah (where we operate the markets), kids come together to sell products, services… literally, anything they want! Our vendors promote and sell their products, engage with customers, and make change totally independently (in other words, without Mom or Dad’s help.) And while it’s rewarding enough just to watch them sprout their business wings and fly, I’ve gleaned lots of real-life wisdom that even us adults can benefit from. Here are three recent lessons I’ve learned from our young entrepreneurs… 1. Stand out. If you try to

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Psst… The Government Thinks Inflation is “Too Low”

I talk a lot about big government. Mostly, about how it takes advantage of people to grow its own power at our expense. In doing so, it makes our lives more difficult, drives up the cost of living, and takes away the very freedoms that the federal government was created to help protect. And while the world is full of stories of how these things happen, sometimes we get an extra-clear wake-up call. This week, we got one of those from Janet Yellen, who is Chair of the U.S. Treasury Department and former head of the Federal Reserve. (Though I prefer to call it the Creature from Jekyll Island…) Yellen, speaking to Bloomberg News, claimed that inflation is “too low” right now. (What?!) I could leave this rant right here and you’d likely understand why that’s a horrible thing to hear from the person controlling our money… but let’s dive

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