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 The election in Virginia on November 5 was decided in large part by the voting in Northern Virginia.  To see just how important the Northern Virgina vote was ....Click here

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In order to keep the events of ObamaCare in some orderly place Duty One has designated October 1, 2103 to be the demarcation point.  Accordingly anything on that date and thereafter is designated after ObamaCare or AOC.  For more on this Click here

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Past presidents have characterized free enterprise - Compare that to Presidnet Obama's "You didn't do that yourself".  Click here

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ObamaCare Issues

ObamaCare will plague the US for years.  Read about how some issues were unexpected and how others are playing out to the detriment of health care and health care costs,  Read more....

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This book is a smoking gun on the cause of the financial crisis.  It is stunning and shows just how dangerous government manipulation can be.

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RESPONSIBILITY

"What we think or what we know or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence.
The only consequence is what we do"
- John Ruskin

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Individual Responsibility

Responsible Government

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      Welcome to Duty One.
This website is dedicated to principles and ideas that promote individual freedom and economic justice. Our emphasis is on individual responsibilities and rights, free enterprise and government in keeping with the Constitution of the United States. Read more....

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Americans Seeing Obama Administration As It Is and Not as the Administration Itself or the Press Has Been Portraying It

Tactics of the Obama Administration first used long before his election in 2008 are now in the sunlight.  The willingness to deceive and lie to Americans about what they are actually doing is now plain for all to see just as are the tactics used to pull that off.

Duty One lays out the case that ties President Obama statements to the definition of a lie.  And Duty One notes they are not going to stop doing it.  Read more. . .

Immediately after drawing attention to the lies and distortions above Duty One shows how just days later the deception and lying continue.  Read more . . .

LA Times Columnist Accusses Obama of lying deliberately.  Additionally a letter to the editor in the Times by a 34 year old gentleman demonstrates the higher increased premiums and additional much higher deductibles.  Read more . . .

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Americans Have No One But Themselves to Blame for the Continued March to Government Contol of Their Lives

It is common for Americans to blame politicians for the growth of government and the related limitations on freedom not to mention high costs, massive regulations and limitations on their activities.  Politicians deserve a fair share of the blame.

But it is Americans themselves that have slowly bargained away their freedoms through the abandoment of personal responsibility.  In turn they have been willing to sell their freedom for an ever growing massive welfare state that they are unwilling to pay for.  Read more . . .

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ObamaCare Becomes Ultimate Liberal Weapon Using Deception, Mis-Representations, Hidden Costs and Bureaucracy

In New York the state government literally destroyed the individual insurance market 20 + years ago due to high mandatory participant rates.  Today ObamaCare rates incredibly high for most states but less than the exiting NY minimums are deceptively hailed as saving money for NY residents.  Read more,,,,

With repect to ObamaCare implementation of the state exchanges slated to be operational by October 1 some 175,000 budget busting "navigators" are being hired.  They will have access to the new central data base of Americans info from IRS, Social Security, Immigration and more.  As bad as that is the shocker is they will be hired withou a minimum background check.  Read more ...

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Detroit Is Liberal Governing On Display

It is hard to believe the once shining American city Detroit is now on par with a third world city.  Its demise took abouit fifty years.  It current day status is appaling.  Read more....

The hole that Detroit finds itself in follows decades of liberal mayors determined to get even with white America.  Fraud and corruption were rappant as was mismanagement and union favors and sheetheart deals.  Today the city's debt is some $28,000 per person and the city is demanding a federal bail out.  The lessons for the federal government are huge.  Read more...

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Private Enterprise and Government Solutions Compared

As the second half of 2013 begins Americans have two separate approaches to solving problems that are on the public stage.  The government solution is leading to much higher costs, greater complexity, gigantic government data base of information under the government control and a board that will deny Americans health care.  Read more...

The solution to energy development is leading to efficient and effective energy production for which the private market place has supplied the solution in spite of governments at the local, state and federal levels that have tried to stop or impede it.  Thousands of well paying jobs are being provided along with a cleaner environmnent and billions of tax revenues for governments.  All of this without any government subsidy or providing of mandates for its use.  Read more...

 

Detroit - the Microsom of America?

The failure of self-government through the lack of discipline, easy fixes and ruinous debt are on display for one of America's iconic cities.  The bankruptcy of Detroit is not isolated as many want to believe.  And it is not difficult to see other examples of similiar behavior in other American cities, states and even the federal government.  Read more . . .

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Making the Government An Instrument of Liberal Ownership

Systematic abuse of government power is stinking up Washington.  The pattern is becoming much clearer:

Duty One on September 20, 2012 Calls Then Breaking Administration Benghazi either a complete failure of American intelligence or a lie.  Read more . . .

A leading liberal notes it is politics that was the basis of the Benghazi fabrication.  Read more . . .

Duty One calls attention to the pattern of lies and deceit surrounding the IRS tarteting of conservative organizations as a continuation of the example set by President Obama.  Read more. . .

Obama Administration abuse of power not limited to Benghazi, IRS or even unparalled Justice subponea of AP records.  Illegal appointments to NLRB rejected by three Courts of Appeal ignored by Obama Administration.  Read more. . .

Obama Administration through both Justice and Education departments moves to end free speech on college campuses.  Read more. . .

In spite of illegal actions by IRS with conservative groups, IRS now set for biggest expansion for ObamaCare.  Read more. . .

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Mentally Ill and Gun Ownership

See how California is handling guns that are in the hands of the mentally ill.  Read more. . .

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Jobs and Economic Expansion

Larry Kudlow says it as well as any - "Free market capitalism is the best way to prosperity."  We have real examples of that of energy lessons learned in the US over the last forty years.  Read more....

Contrast that with the wasteful and very costly demands by the feds through the required use of ethanol.  Read more...

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Appeals Court Rules On Obama Appointments

A Washington Appeals Court has ruled that the Obama "recess" appointments to the NLRB are unconstitutional.   Read more.....

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The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King

 Duty One takes a look at the impact of Dr. Matin Luther King and the changes in America as a result.  Read more. . .

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Examples of Obama Administration Tactical Procedures to Expand Government by sticking young people with a mountain of debt

The Obama Administration has made it clear of its intent to dramatically expand government.  Through a combination of methods they are expanding the unsustainable increase in entitlements.  And at the same time they are using the power of the EPA to expand government with individual Amerians as the losers.  And they are not all that secret about it but some analysis is needed to see how those tactics are strangling the economy and casting a mountain of concrete debt repayments around the feet of the young and even the unborn.   Read more...

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And a Great Reference for the Government Role in the Housing Melt Down and Fannie and Freddie

The housing crisis took place over years and years.  in addition Senator Barack Obama was among those in 2006 that refused the Bush Administraion attempts at reform.  Read more...

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  For Years We Have Just Tried To Get Along

Most Americans know about the founding of the country with the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and how important those were to our government and our life today.  There were other unstipulated factors that were important building blocks in what we have been able to accomplish with a good example being "rugged individualism."  Recently, however rugged