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FOR MOTIVATION: Americans Want Fewer Regulations

According to a recent Gallop poll, Americans are fed up with business regulations coming from the federal government. Nearly half, 49 percent, of Americans think the country has too many regulations. Only 22 percent believe the U.S. needs more regulations. This poll also found that Americans have lost trust in all three branches of the U.S. government.

FOR INSPIRATION: Nevada County Pushes Back Against Federal Water Grab

A Nevada county is fed up with federal management in their states. On Wednesday, the Elko County Commission passed a resolution against the U.S. Forest Service for their mismanagement and overreach. Commissioner Grant Gerber said, “Over time, it will affect all of the ranchers that are on the Forest on all of the watersheds throughout the state… [The federal government] just keep[s] inexorably attacking and attacking and trying to gain control of water, or land….”

FOR FUN: May She Proudly Wave

Last Sunday marked the 200th anniversary of the national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner. Several communities commemorated the anniversary. One sports team took it to a different level. The Baltimore Orioles took to the field on Sunday evening wearing special patriotic uniforms. After the game, they auctioned off signed caps and jerseys to benefit a local charitable foundation.

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