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Seton Motley

Seton Motley is the president of Less Government, a DC-based non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the power of government and protecting the First Amendment from governmental assault.

One of America's leading authorities on technology and telecom policy, Motley is a writer, television and radio commentator, political and policy strategist, lecturer, debater, activist, and policy advisor to The Heartland Institute.

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July 11, 2017
By Seton Motley
Wednesday brings us yet another ridiculous Left protest against President Donald Trump and his reasonable, rational, less government agenda.
July 10, 2017
By Seton Motley
One of the very many things that has been hammered home in the President Donald Trump era – is that if the media wants to make a non-story a story, they certainly can. At least for them and theirs.
July 10, 2017
By Seton Motley
Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis popularized the phrase “laboratories of democracy”: “(T)o describe how a ‘state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.
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June 30, 2017
By Seton Motley
The old idiom is “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.” Which means don’t “turn on someone that has supported you.”

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