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  • Speaking of high-speed rail – How do you like government as “transformer”?

    03/08/2012 10:43:26 AM PST · by landsbaum · 10 replies
    The Los Angeles Times has a news story today about the Moonbeam Express, as we like to call it. Sometimes known as the California High-Speed Rail. The Times sub-headline says: “The high-speed rail line would transform California lifestyles for the better, backers say.” We couldn’t have said it better. There, in one concise sentence, is the problem. . . The problem with that is the train’s backers are almost exclusively agents of your government, a coercive group that doesn’t persuade, it, well, coerces. The government wants to transform your lifestyle. . .
  • Steele: Punishing senators who supported stimulus is ‘absolutely on the table.’

    03/04/2009 9:03:14 PM PST · by disgruntled_louisianan · 66 replies · 1,956+ views
    politico.com ^ | March 4th, 2009 3:36 PM | Ali Frick
    More evidence that Steele does not belong in his position as RNC chairman.
  • Same-Sex Marriage - A Threat To Whom?

    12/23/2004 7:40:45 AM PST · by Ernie.cal · 706 replies · 7,604+ views
    12-23-04 | Ernie1241
    I have read many messages which object to same-sex marriage but I am still waiting to learn what specific adverse consequences opponents of gay marriage anticipate to result from its legalization. In other words, suppose same-sex marriage becomes law during 2005. By 2010 or 2015 what specific indisputable adverse consequences to society do opponents predict to occur? With respect to those critics of same-sex marriage who refer to "God's law" and "procreation" --- do they believe that heterosexual couples who cannot have children, or who do not wish to have children, should also NOT be allowed to marry? The essence...