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We are a group of Acton, Massachusetts citizens who have been involved in local town politics, attending Town Meetings, and participating in various boards or committees, and who are committed to the open and free exchange of ideas.

Our most recent articles are below. To read past articles, click on "Current Newsletter" to the left for all posts or "Acton Blogs" for posts by a specific blogger.

Sunday, September 14, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
I'm a climate change/global warming agnostic. I have heard our President tell us the science is settled, yet whenever I look into the issue to a superficial degree, I see conflicting evidence and data. Most of us are not climate scientists, so we...
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Friday, September 12, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
I recently did an article on global warming. In it, I argued that logic dictated that the United States (or any citizens therein) didn't need to take any steps to stop global warming. (See Climate Change Activists Illogical at http://www.actonforum....
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
Good evening. Thank you for joining me at this prime-time press conference on September 11, 2014. Thirteen years ago today, the United States suffered its worst terrorist attack on American soil. Please join me in silent prayer for the many victims...
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Blog post by ThePhilosopher
A strong United States requires transparency from government and involvement from its citizenry. So, on a perfect sunny Tuesday in September, I attended the first of the Citizens Police Academy 10 week program at the Acton Public Safety Facility....
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
We received the following press release which I thought would be fun to share with our Acton Forum readers. Shows you the power of the Internet! Tomorrow two teams from the Shepherd's Bush-based travel company Mr & Mrs Smith will compete,...
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Monday, September 8, 2014
Blog post by Scott S
Last spring, many parents and education professionals were discussing important decisions being considered to change our standardized testing in the public school system. In essence, Acton Boxborough was given a choice: uphold the standardized...
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Thursday, September 4, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
Logic is a funny thing. We humans tend to agree with arguments that support our underlying beliefs and discount or ignore those that oppose them. "Climate change," what used to be called "global warming," is a much debated topic. Liberals believe...
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The Oktoberfest, a West Acton tradition for 21 years, has been cancelled. Originally run by Peter "Skip" Kennedy, the owner of a local market/convenience store, the event drew thousands of local residents and kids of all ages to a wide variety of...
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
Fiscal Conservatism 203 We have explored several economic deficiencies with socialism. In the world today, we see all sorts of problems with dictatorships. Some of them are communist systems, with sham elections. This would include China and Russia...
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Monday, August 25, 2014
Blog post by AllenN
Fiscal Conservatism 202 In previous articles, we have defined why government, especially the federal government, should be limited. When government does things outside its mandate, it forces everyone to participate which is unfair. And government is...
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