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What do I owe my country?

“Do you owe anything to your country, or should you be able to opt out of a proscribed service requirement?” A friend posed the above question to me: As I thought about it, I almost wanted to become a Libertarian! (And that is not something I want to consider, not something I wish to be.)  But this got me thinking. It got me thinking about, “ Who or what exactly is my country? ” And “To whom do I owe a debt?” 

OPINION: Five FALSE “Facts about DAPL”

In view of the ongoing protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), the companies are revving up their own version. They are claiming to set the record straight, and on the one hand, they may correct some mistaken notions. In my opinion, however,  they also are spreading their own false narrative about the pipeline as they go about trying to set the record straight. So here is my take on their five so-called “facts.” “Facts" that I maintain are false or misleading in themselves.