Homeschooling Growing by Leaps and Bounds

Homeschooling numbers have increased over 300% in the last 2 years, according to federal government census data.[1] This huge spike does not include Americans engaged in virtual learning through a public or private school program due to COVID protocols. These are full-time homeschoolers. The United States Census Bureau has been tasked with collecting data throughContinue reading “Homeschooling Growing by Leaps and Bounds”

Where is America getting all the money?… The answer might surprise you.

The federal government continues to rack up debt as they dole out beefed-up jobless benefits to people who don’t really need it. Meanwhile, businesses are short on employees thanks to these excessive and unneeded handouts that dis-incentivize many from working. I can’t help but think of the 90s movie Dumb and Dumber, when Harry tellsContinue reading “Where is America getting all the money?… The answer might surprise you.”

Rethinking Foreign Policy

The withdrawal from Afghanistan has reinvigorated the discussion among conservatives over the Republican party’s foreign policy strategy. Some Republicans have laid the blame for the fall of Afghanistan on the shoulders of libertarian non-interventionists like Senator Rand Paul. They claim the “endless wars” slogan is an emotional argument, and that proponents are culpable for theContinue reading “Rethinking Foreign Policy”

A Pragmatic Approach for Deficit Reduction

I have a friend who is a farmer. He was raised with traditional economic pragmaticism. When it comes to managing his farm, he always says, “If you have to borrow money to pay for it, then you can’t afford it.” His common-sense approach is in contrast with prevailing American views.  Most businesses today, do itContinue reading “A Pragmatic Approach for Deficit Reduction”

Separation of Powers; Liberty and Security

The U.S. Constitution is the oldest active constitution in the world.  It is a legal document, not a living document.  The genius of the architects ensured it would remain a perpetual guide for future generations.  The ideals and principles, that set the precedent for the nation’s laws, did not originate with the founding fathers.  TheyContinue reading “Separation of Powers; Liberty and Security”

American Exceptionalism

American exceptionalism is an ambiguous term.  Though proclaimed by many to extol the nation, it is also referenced mockingly by others to denigrate American patriotism.  At The IALS, we recognize the value of American Exceptionalism, and why it is crucial to promote and defend it.  It is important that Americans understand what it means, how itContinue reading “American Exceptionalism”