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What We’re Reading: August 12, 2016

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We are often asked what our team reads, and now we’re letting you in on the secret!

At the end of every week, members of our team will share a book review and articles that have informed and inspired us as we work to promote the principles of free markets, limited government, and strong families.

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Remember when the IRS was targeting conservative groups? They might be back at it sooner than you think…
The IRS just admitted they could resume targeting conservatives
Hans Von Spakovsky, Conservative Review, August 9, 2016

We have believed the same lies every election season for decades. When will we begin to hear the truth?
Old Lies
Dr. Thomas Sowell, Creators, August 9, 2016

Recent data shows that standardizing a minimum wage might not be best for all Americans.
A ‘one-size-fits-all’ $15 an hour national minimum wage is really a ‘one-size-fits-none’ minimum wage
Mark J. Perry, AEIdeas, August 7, 2016

When the framers implemented the doctrine of separation of powers, this is exactly what they were trying to prevent.
Executive Overreach Puts Our Freedom at Risk
James Wallner, The Daily Signal, August 10, 2016


If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty by Eric Metaxas. 2016. 272 pp. Viking. $26.

If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty by Eric Metaxas
Reviewed by Taylor Dawson, API Director of Institutional Advancement

“Eric Metaxas has done it again in his latest work, If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty. This book serves as a much-needed reminder that freedom is not a guarantee. Metaxas notes, ‘What the founders gave us is like a flame…I’m afraid we are in serious danger of letting it go out in our generation. So it is genuinely urgent that we understand where we are and that we do all we can to make sure that we do not let this flame of ordered liberty given to us by our founders go out.’

“I, like Metaxas, was taken aback that I’d never heard the simple principle of the Golden Triangle of Freedom: freedom requires virtue, virtue requires faith, faith requires freedom. Without an understanding and acknowledgement of the foundation on which America was built, we will not be able to keep the freedoms that we’ve known for over 200 years.”

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