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  • Toppings, Innings, and Following the Rules: The Myth of Unlimited Presidential Power

    06/29/2014 9:17:42 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | June 29, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    It was pizza night at the Di Leo household, and, yes, like any good entertainer, I take requests. One for plain cheese, one for sausage, one for pepperoni and black olives. My bride gets mushrooms, black olives and jalapenos. I go all out, for myself: pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onions and red peppers. Everyone eats something different, and that’s fine. That’s the point of pizza, in fact: there’s a good deal of variety here, tons of good options. It’s easy to get the impression that there are no limits; if the pantry is well-stocked, you could ask for anything, and individualize...
  • Why Not Separate Marriage and State? ZOT! And ZOT Again!

    06/04/2014 10:19:50 AM PDT · by Iced Tea Party · 425 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/29/13 | John Fund
    Cultural civil war can be avoided by getting government out of marriage There is no question that the media, political, and cultural push for gay marriage has made impressive gains. As recently as 1989, voters in avant-garde San Francisco repealed a law that had established only domestic partnerships. But judging by the questions posed by Supreme Court justices this week in oral arguments for two gay-marriage cases, most observers do not expect sweeping rulings that would settle the issue and avoid protracted political combat. A total of 41 states currently do not allow gay marriage, and most of those laws...
  • Digbys Blog: George Will would like to disband American government, move back to the 19th century

    05/24/2014 9:40:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    <p>“Candidates are constantly asked, ‘Where will you take the country?’ My answer is: ‘Nowhere.’</p>
  • CPAC 2014: Why anarchy fails

    03/16/2014 8:40:40 PM PDT · by SincerelyAmanda · 9 replies
    Brenner Brief ^ | March 13, 2014 | Amanda Read
    The 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference drew a fairly international swarm of conservatives possessing a variety of ideas about limiting and specializing the role of civil government. The obfuscations of a (to use Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s term) plus sized, overreaching bureaucracy have made some young people wonder why we need a civil government in the first place and why we can’t have anarchy instead. How do you respond to the statement: ”The system isn’t broken; the system never worked”?...
  • King Libertarians Neocons

    01/24/2014 12:49:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 223 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2014 | Jack Kerwick
    From at least the time of the 1980’s, the Republican Party and the “conservative movement” have been dominated by, not conservatives, but neoconservatives. The so-called “libertarian” influence in the party is growing—and neoconservatives are none too pleased by it. Libertarians, neoconservatives assert, are “isolationists,” “naďve,” even sophomoric, idealists whose detachment from reality borders on being “unpatriotic,” for libertarians threaten to compromise national security, making citizen and soldier alike unsafe. After all, when his own country is in the midst of a protracted, bloody war, a person who uses his considerable influence to convince large numbers of Americans that their country...
  • We Conservatives Need to Stop Blaming Libertarians

    11/18/2013 4:39:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    It is not the libertarians’ fault when a conservative candidate loses. As conservatives, we should avoid blaming others when we don’t succeed. That’s what liberals do. That, plus shred the Constitution and shovel our money to deadbeats. Libertarians are not conservatives, and we don’t have a right to their votes. But sometimes we share the same goals, and some of them are gettable voters for conservative candidates. We just need to understand that there is no one kind of libertarian any more than there is one kind of Republican. In the GOP, you have social conservatives, the moderate/RINO wing, the...
  • [Vanity] Please Jog My Memory

    11/08/2013 11:37:07 AM PST · by TBP · 12 replies
    My memory | Today | TBP
    Please help me jog my memory and find a link (or several). I seem to recall a Republican National Committee chairman several years ago saying that there is no place in the GOP for limited government people. I can't seem to find that, however, no matter how I do the search. Can anyone help me with this?
  • Marxists Say The Darndest Things

    10/03/2013 7:15:08 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 9 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 10/03/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    Recently, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, had this to say about the government shutdown in between bowls of chicken poodle soup and attempting to start World War III: *** "And in keeping with the broad ramifications of a shutdown, I think it's important that everybody understands the federal government is America's largest employer." http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/transcript-president-obamas-sept-30-remarks-on-looming-government-shutdown/2013/09/30/87437ea6-2a10-11e3-b139-029811dbb57f_story.html *** And there, ladies and gentlemen, is the root of of all of our economic ills, our social ills, and our political ills. The Federal Leviathan has grown so massive and Chris Christie-like it can't support its own weight anymore. Now, keep in mind, this...
  • What is the Tea Party really all about?

    08/22/2013 11:40:18 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug 20, 2013 | By Bill Randall
    WAKE FOREST, NC, August 20, 2013 — Many Americans see the Tea Party as a bigoted movement of uneducated white men that caters to big business and the rich. That does not and never has accurately described the Tea Party movement. The Tea Party is not an officially a political party, though there are Tea Parties affiliated with the movement. It has no central leadership. People who identify with the movement do not come just from Republicans or identify only as conservatives. Independents, Democrats and liberals are all represented. It lacks any significant representation only from those who call themselves...
  • The Art of Limited Government

    06/21/2013 8:42:31 AM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    National Affairs ^ | Spring 2013 | Arthur C. Brooks
    In his first inaugural address, Thomas Jefferson laid out his views on the proper role of the state. He envisioned "a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government." Unfortunately, Jefferson's view of a minimally intrusive federal government was not long for this world. Over the course of 200 years, citizens demanded more action and intervention from their lawmakers, and politicians...
  • Obama ’07: AG’s Job Is to Tell WH ‘Here are the Limits of Your Power’

    05/26/2013 9:59:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 24, 2013 | Joe Schoffstall
    In 2007, then Senator Barack Obama appeared on CNN’s Larry King Live and called on U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to resign. Obama said Gonzales was acting more like the president’s attorney than the people's attorney and viewed himself as an “enabler of the administration.” “Well, I voted against Alberto Gonzales confirmation for precisely the reason we are seeing now. I said this on the floor of the senate, that although he seemed to be a capable attorney, he seemed to conceive his role as being the president’s attorney instead of being the people’s attorney,” Obama said. …Part of the...
  • The Debate We Have to Win, Otherwise We Lose the Country

    02/23/2013 9:05:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2013 | Steve Deace
    Recently a discussion of this story about DC Comics being pressured by homosexual activists to fire one of its writers because he’s on the board of the National Organization of Marriage prompted vigorous debate on my Facebook wall. While perusing through the various comments, it was obvious there still exists much confusion in our country today about the term “rights.” There are two types of rights: unalienable and contractual. Sometimes referred to as a natural right (i.e. “the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God” reference from The Declaration of Independence), an unalienable right is a right that comes from God...
  • Is it time to rethink the war on drugs?

    12/13/2012 5:26:46 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 147 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/13/12 | Judson Phillips
    We have had the “War on Drugs” since the 70’s. In the 80’s, the “War” went from just skirmishes to an all out nuclear war on drugs. Now, thirty years later what have we accomplished? Has the “War on Drugs” become just another epic government failure like the “War on Poverty” with the only thing accomplished being massive government spending and an equally massive erosion of our Constitutional Rights? My perspective on the “War on Drugs” is a little different from most people. I practiced law for 24 years. Ten of those years were as a prosecutor. The rest were...
  • With Democracy For All and Freedom for None

    11/28/2012 4:38:54 AM PST · by expat1000 · 18 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Nov 27, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    It would be tempting to attribute the disaster spreading across the Middle East to a brief flirtation with democracy snake oil, but for the better part of the last century the political class of the United States could talk of nothing else. Nearly every war was fought was to spread democracy, protect democracy or worship at the altar of democracy. For much of the 20th Century it was the working assumption of the sort of men who got up to give speeches in crowded halls that it was democracy that made America special. But it is not so much that...
  • With Democracy For All and Freedom for None-Why democracy fails in the Muslim World

    11/28/2012 4:51:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 28, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    It would be tempting to attribute the disaster spreading across the Middle East to a brief flirtation with democracy snake oil, but for the better part of the last century the political class of the United States could talk of nothing else. Nearly every war was fought to spread democracy, protect democracy or worship at the altar of democracy. For much of the 20th century it was the working assumption of the sort of men who got up to give speeches in crowded halls that it was democracy that made America special. But it is not so much that democracy...
  • Nation Freedom Rankings

    11/09/2012 4:49:39 AM PST · by Wpin · 14 replies
    Here is offered a ranking based upon freedom...and other aspects for those considering immigrating to greener pastures. After this election we can no longer say...well at least we still live in the most free nation in the world...indeed, I think in reality we will take a nosedive on any reality based ranking.
  • Can 'Government' Ever Be Good? A Catholic Considers the Proper Role of Government

    09/07/2012 4:05:45 PM PDT · by tcg · 5 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 9/7/12 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Some on the political "right" promote a version of libertarianism which is anti-government and places the individual at the foundation of an understanding of freedom. This is at odds with the insights summarized in the Catechism. Often they paraphrase the American founders to imply that the existence of government itself is the problem. ...If you listen to some on the political "left", they seem to want to federalize everything. They think that our obligation in solidarity always means establishing more federal government programs. They are wrong. They have forgotten the role of mediating institutions and their vital role in governing...
  • Rob Portman - big spending big govt establishment republican - 440+ Billion debt increased (VANITY)

    04/22/2012 7:51:40 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 13 replies
    Portman is unfit to be anybody's veep at any time. He's a Bushie. NO MORE BUSHs! NO MORE GOP-E! Give smaller government a try! I spent a few minutes looking into this guy, and according to the ever unreliable Wikipedia The public debt went up by $469 Billion according to them, and they do point to TreasuryDirect.gov, which I think it's reasonable to say is more reliable. Just plug in the dates. Portman was held the office of OMB from April 18, 2006 to June 19, 2007. The math works out for me to be around $445 Billion. Still too...
  • Why Conservatives Have Lost the Political Battle for America’s Soul

    04/19/2012 12:14:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Tea Party Economist ^ | April 18, 2012 | Gary North
    This was posted on one of GaryNorth.com forums. The battle for America’s political soul is always fought on the battlefield of federal politics. That’s why conservatives lose, generation after generation.” Dr. North, would you please elaborate on this, why you believe the battle for America’s political soul is fought in Federal politics and why it is that conservatives continue to lose, generation after generation? From the time of the ratification of the United States Constitution, American politics shifted to the national level. One of the things that I realized late in my career, even though I had been trained as...
  • A Movement Explained - What does the Tea Party mean?

    03/30/2012 1:20:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    The Weekly Standard Magazine ^ | April 2, 2012 issue | MATTHEW CONTINETTII
    The world came unhinged in the fall of 2008. .....Such a flurry of state activity would have been enough to spark a reaction from Americans traditionally suspicious of central government. But the interventions did not stop there. Even before Obama was inaugurated in January 2009 the collective wisdom in Washington held that the way to restore prosperity was a massive stimulus of public spending. So Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, at an eventual price tag of $840 billion, in February. The bill, which included an increased refundable tax credit for working people, showered money on state governments...
  • Ron Swanson on the Government

    03/28/2012 10:31:21 PM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 20 replies
    Hulu.com ^ | March 28, 2012 | NBC
    My new favorite fictional character: Ron Swanson.
  • Newt- 2008 on Consulting Fannie and Freddie

    02/19/2012 2:16:19 PM PST · by georgiagirl_pam · 18 replies
    You Tube ^ | January 27, 2012 | You Tube
    This was in 2008, BEFORE HE WAS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT!
  • Santorum: Freedoms are at stake in presidential election

    02/17/2012 7:48:38 PM PST · by FresnoRobert · 90 replies
    The Middletown Journal ^ | 2/17/2012 | Justin McClelland
    “We have to look at the root cause of why the economy is struggling as much as it is,” Santorum said. “Government intervention. Government regulation. Government taxation. Government is crushing and destroying the American spirit and the American free enterprise system.” Santorum said that government spending was impinging on personal freedoms and ultimately chipping away at what made the country great. “When the government gets as big as it’s gotten and starts to take over more of your life, then you get smaller as the individual, you get weaker, you lose control over your lives. You lose the rights that...
  • VA AG Ken Cuccinelli receives “Defender of the Constitution” Award at CPAC

    02/11/2012 10:55:48 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies
    Attorney General hailed by conservative crowd Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli was awarded the Defender of the Constitution award Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington D.C. Presenting the award, David Keene, President of the National Rifle Associate said Cuccinelli is a champion of conservative values and his view that he is “healthily suspicious of government in all circumstances” embodies the movement to cheers from the large conservative crowd. “The first duty I am obliged to pursue is the defense of the U.S. and Virginia Constitution,” Cuccinelli said. He said many politicians just said the oath so...
  • A Libertarian Year Ahead?

    12/28/2011 6:25:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2011 | John Stossel
    As 2011 draws to a close, I wonder: Is freedom winning? Did America become freer this year? Less free? How about the rest of the world? I'm a pessimist. I fear Thomas Jefferson was right when he said, "The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." That's what's happened. Bush and Obama doubled spending and increased regulation. Government's intrusiveness is always more, never less. The state grows, and freedom declines. But there were bright spots. We don't yet know what will become of what people call the Arab Spring. But this year, for...
  • International Study Confirms Government Spending Crushes the Economy - And not only through high...

    12/15/2011 10:58:39 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/15/2011 | John Hayward
    And not only through high taxes.Back in June, Princeton professor of economics Alan Blinder wrote a Wall Street Journal op-ed mocking what he called “The GOP Myth of ‘Job-Killing’ Spending.”  It stuck in his craw that Republicans were saying spending itself was damaging to the economy, not merely the taxes necessary to finance all that spending.  He applied a thick layer of sarcasm to the topic:It was the British economist John Maynard Keynes who famously wrote that ideas, "both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed, the world is ruled...
  • When preaching small government, stay out of marriage

    12/01/2011 11:18:07 AM PST · by Retro Llama · 40 replies
    Daily Iowan ^ | 11/1/11
    If the Republican presidential contenders wish to remain truthful to their rhetoric of decentralization of power in Washington, they should take a break from wooing social conservatives and stand for states' rights in regard to gay marriage. Because many likely Iowa caucus-goers describe themselves as very conservative on social issues such as gay marriage and abortion, many candidates feel they need to reach out to the far-right if they plan to get the presidential nod. However, a staunch, conservative position on social issues will likely hurt them in the long run, because it undermines their more-appealing small-government policies.... The three...
  • An Important Message To DeMint, McConnell, Boehner, et al.

    07/26/2011 5:55:23 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 207 replies · 3+ views
    vanity | July 26, 2011 | Jim Robinson
    This ain't rocket science. The country is going bankrupt because of big spending, big taxing, big government Marxists, socialists, liberals, progressives, moderates and RINOS!! We don't need a higher credit limit or higher taxes. We need to cut the damned government! Cut the spending! Cut the stifling regulations! Cut the taxes!! Cut it NOW!! Not ten years from now, not five years from now, not two years from now, CUT IT NOW!! Get the government out of our pockets, out of our faces, out of our business, off our backs and OUT of our lives!! Set our people free, turn...
  • Where Were You When They Raised the Debt Ceiling

    07/22/2011 5:44:02 PM PDT · by DrDan4Congress · 1 replies · 1+ views
    http://drdan4congress.com ^ | July 22, 2011 | Dr. Dan Eichenbaum
    Sentinel events arise in everyone’s personal history like a volcano in the middle of a barren plain – obvious and undeniable. I was taking a music composition course in the bell tower on the quadrangle at the University of Michigan when President Kennedy was shot. As the giant bells inexplicably began to toll, the date and time were etched forever in my memory. While an intern at Yale-New Haven Hospital, I watched Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon from the house staff break room. And on an otherwise ordinary morning in September 2001, I watched, horrified, a small TV...
  • One Nation Under...What?

    06/22/2011 8:38:39 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 7 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 06-22-11 | stolinsky
      One Nation Under…What? David C. Stolinsky June 23, 2011 While broadcasting the U.S. Open Golf Tournament, NBC ran a segment showing schoolchildren reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. But the words “under God” were omitted. NBC claimed the omission was accidental, and apologized to anyone who was offended. Note that NBC apologized for giving offense, but did not apologize for editing out part of what actually happened. That a “news” organization does not believe altering facts deserves an apology is revealing indeed. What else does it alter, but we don’t know? Interestingly, “indivisible” was also omitted. Does someone at...
  • Chris Christie Privatizes Public Broadcasting in New Jersey

    06/09/2011 7:40:51 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 75 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | June 8, 2011 | John Sexton
    "...Christie said. “It also meets our goal of making sure government is out of the broadcasting business. In my view that should have ended with the Soviet Union. It’s ending here in New Jersey a little later than the fall of the wall in Berlin, but we’re getting there."
  • Sen. Harry Reid On MSNBC: The Tea Party With Their ‘Extreme Positions’ Is ‘Short-Lived’

    03/17/2011 11:29:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/17/11 | Matt Schneider
    Sen. Harry Reid On MSNBC: The Tea Party With Their ‘Extreme Positions’ Is ‘Short-Lived’by Matt Schneider | 11:14 am, March 17th, 2011 Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sat for an interview with Lawrence O’Donnell and discussed nuclear power plants, nuclear waste and budget battles. However, his most interesting comments came when he revealed his thoughts on the longevity of the Tea Party and when he told everyone from Congressional Republicans to President Obama to back off on trying to “fix” Social Security. O’Donnell asked if now there are three parties in Washington with the Tea Party and wondered whether...
  • Proposed legislation submitted to Senator Scott Brown to limit government...

    02/26/2011 8:23:28 AM PST · by BillGunn · 10 replies
    vanity ^ | 2/26/11 | Bill Gunn
    Whereas: This country and our Constitution, the document you and your peers are sworn to defend and uphold, were founded upon self determination and government forever accountable to the people. Whereas: The legislative branch of the government is the only branch authorized by the Constitution to pass laws in order to execute the eighteen enumerated powers listed in article I Section 8 of the U S Constitution and to appropriate funds. Whereas: The executive branch has usurped many of the authorities...In Order to Restore Balance to our Republic, We the People do Humbly Beseech You: To draft or have drafted...
  • Debt reduction versus government reduction (Attacking the wrong problem)

    12/02/2010 7:19:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/02/2010 | J.E. Dyer
    It isn’t surprising, when you think about it, that the president’s debt-reduction commission has come out with a plan that proposes to inflict the greatest pain on contributor benefits (Social Security and Medicare), household budgets, and national defense. The commission was asked to propose ways to reduce debt. It wasn’t asked to rethink the size, scope, or charter of government.If the latter had been its assigned objective, the panel might have come up with proposals that don’t concentrate most of the pain of sustaining our current level of government on middle-class household budgets and small businesses. There is no question...
  • One more time: FR's God-given Life & Liberty constitutional conservative activism agenda!!

    11/14/2010 5:13:16 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 631 replies · 44+ views
    <p>As a conservative site, Free Republic is pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-Constitution, pro-Bill of Rights, pro-gun, pro-limited government, pro-private property rights, pro-limited taxes, pro-capitalism, pro-national defense, pro-freedom, and-pro America. We oppose all forms of liberalism, socialism, fascism, pacifism, totalitarianism, anarchism, government enforced atheism, abortionism, feminism, homosexualism, racism, wacko environmentalism, judicial activism, etc. We also oppose the United Nations or any other world government body that may attempt to impose its will or rule over our sovereign nation and sovereign people. We believe in defending our BORDERS, our constitution and our national sovereignty.</p>
  • Ron Paul’s Shocking Message To The Tea Party (Doesn't like today's rally) [Tinfoil Alert]

    08/28/2010 1:55:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 139 replies
    Digital Meeting Center ^ | August 28, 2010
    Ron Paul has some surprising news for the Tea Party: You’re being taken for a ride. At least this is what many libertarians like Ron Paul believe when they see someone like Glenn Beck or Sarah Palin trying to lead the Tea Party at the “restoring honor” rally this weekend. In fact, Ron Paul believes, if you’re looking for real freedom, you should really go back to the core of the constitution and the bill of rights, which Beck and Palin do not fully endorse when you really look at their beliefs. Whether it be Palin’s support for starting more...
  • Tea Party coalition forming to push for balanced budget amendment

    08/19/2010 12:04:45 AM PDT · by Brugmansian · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/19/2010 | Alex Pappas
    The coalition, named BBA Now, as in Balance Budget Amendment Now, plans to officially unveil its three-year plan in September, director of coalitions Kellen Giuda said in an interview. Part of the campaign includes petitioning 2010 congressional candidates, as well as presidential candidates in 2012, to sign a pledge in support of the effort . . . The amendment envisioned by the coalition includes three pillars: ending the annual deficit by requiring a balanced budget, limiting federal spending to no more than 20 percent of the country’s GDP and requiring a two-thirds supermajority vote in Congress to raise taxes ....
  • Chairman: Tea Party movement good for GOP [PA county]

    07/04/2010 5:42:45 AM PDT · by LikeLight · 14 replies
    The Sentinel ^ | July 4, 2010 | Jason Scott
    Are you drinking the tea? For the better part of the last two years, driven largely by local and national protests, the anti-tax Tea Party movement has continued to attract followers. Many of the protests that fueled the growth heading into the 2010 midterm elections were in response to the financial bailouts of the banks and automotive industry, the federal stimulus package and the health care reform bill. "I believe this was building through 2008," said Stephen Bloom, a Carlisle attorney and Republican nominee for the 199th Legislative District seat in the state House. There was pent-up frustration about the...
  • Tossing A Few Legal Queries Into The 'Void'

    06/25/2010 5:00:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 25, 2010 | GEORGE F. WILL
    Given Elena Kagan's aversion to "vapid and hollow" confirmation hearings devoid of "legal analysis," beginning Monday she might relish answering these questions: • It would be naughty to ask you about litigation heading for the Supreme Court concerning this: Does Congress have the right, under its enumerated power to regulate interstate commerce, to punish the inactivity of not purchasing health insurance? So, instead answer this harmless hypothetical: If Congress decides interstate commerce is substantially affected by the costs of obesity, may Congress require obese people to purchase participation in programs such as Weight Watchers? If not, why not? • The...
  • Hillsdale College Professor Burt Folsom: "The Tyranny of Good Intentions"

    05/11/2010 9:38:25 AM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 9 replies · 539+ views
    BurtFolsom.com ^ | 5/11/10 | Burt Folsom
    As we look around us, we are awash in failed government programs. At the state level, California (and other states) are broke and desperate for cash. At the federal level, we see minimum wage laws stifling the hiring of young men and women; a social security system that is on the verge of paying out more than it takes in; and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac receiving $145 billion in tax dollars now, and more later. We got into this mess because people looked to government to solve problems. The Founders of our nation, by contrast, saw government as a...
  • If you tax them, they will leave

    04/19/2010 6:30:17 AM PDT · by Millicent_Hornswaggle · 7 replies · 878+ views
    weeklystandard.com ^ | April 2010 | Fred Barnes
    f the citizens of New Jersey like candor, Chris Christie is the governor they’ve been waiting for. Or I should say citizens of “the failed state” of New Jersey, as he tends to call it. It’s a “broken state” and a state that’s “broke.” New Jersey was in “a shambles,” he says, when he became governor in January. It’s “a fiscal basket case,” suffering from the “madness” of tax increases and excessive government spending, a “wonderful state” that’s been brought to “the edge of bankruptcy” and faces “the ruination” of its economy and “the quality of life that we want...
  • Wyoming Governor Signs Sovereignty Resolution (Democrat Supports 10th Amendment!)

    03/11/2010 2:34:05 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 5 replies · 576+ views
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | 03/10/10 | Michael Boldin
    This week, Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal signed House Joint Resolution 2 (HJ0002), claiming “sovereignty on behalf of the State of Wyoming and for its citizens under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government or reserved to the people by the Constitution of the United States.”
  • Contract for the American Dream (Rep. Chaffetz)

    01/29/2010 2:08:07 PM PST · by Choose Ye This Day · 9 replies · 245+ views
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz ^ | January 29, 2010 | Jason Chaffetz
    Restoring Principled Leadership for the United States of America Submitted by Congressman Jason Chaffetz Congressional Action Plan (CAP) for the 112th Congress The American Dream is powerful. It has motivated generations of Americans to contribute to our unparalleled prosperity and quality of life. The American recipe for greatness has always rested on the values of hard work, thrift , perseverance, ingenuity, industry, self-discipline, self-reliance, and dedication. We did not become the greatest country on Earth by entitlement. We worked for it. But when our public policies foster dependence, punish industry, redistribute wealth and limit freedom, we risk compromising the very...
  • After the collectivist winter, will come the spring

    01/02/2010 4:34:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 692+ views
    Vin Suprynowicz ^ | January 2, 2010 | Vin Suprynowicz
    And so the solstice passes and a new year dawns, leaving “newsmen” everywhere with a dearth of “news” to report (since the government bureaus close down, issuing no new edicts for the “newsmen” to interpret and praise, which should give you some indication of what really passes for “news,” these days.) Traditionally, those in the “news” business respond by taking a stab at predicting noteworthy events of the year to come. We can predict the future quite accurately. Unfortunately, accurate predictions are a bore. The sun will rise 363 more times this year. When I ask for extra salt and...
  • Small-Government Activists Gather For Thanksgiving

    11/21/2009 11:56:35 AM PST · by george76 · 4 replies · 380+ views
    ch 7 ^ | November 21, 2009
    Activists Gather To Read Mayflower Compact, Sing Songs. About 100 people are expected at the Colorado Capitol Saturday afternoon to sing traditional Thanksgiving songs and to read historic documents from the nation's founding. The sing-along and reading are sponsored by Tea Party activists, who decry federal spending and call for a return to more limited government.
  • The Conservatism of Sarah’s Decision

    07/07/2009 7:07:11 AM PDT · by SalAOR · 2 replies · 442+ views
    Axis of Right ^ | 7/7/2009 | Sal
    Since Sarah Palin’s announcement on Friday, pundits from across the political spectrum have been in a frenzy, with pundits from across the political spectrum arguing over whether or not her career is over, speculating on her health and welfare, and pontificating on whether her decision is part of one grand political strategy which will either prove to be incredibly brilliant or completely foolish. I have been tempted but have avoided to write and comment on the reaction to Palin’s announcement. However, one article in particular struck me as particularly spot-on, a post by Jim Prevor over at the Weekly Standard....
  • WHATEVER HAPPENED TO LIMITED GOVERNMENT?

    05/24/2009 3:19:15 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 26 replies · 482+ views
    The Freedom Post ^ | May 24, 2009 | The Capitalist
    Whatever happened to limited government? Where did it go? Has anyone seen it? I have not. Instead I see a federal government that fires a CEO of a major American corporation, tells people where and under what circumstances they should and shouldn't travel, tries to tax everything including the air we breathe, and regulates everything that moves, or doesn't. I've seen a government that rewards failure (endless bailouts) and punishes success (the more you make, the more they take).
  • Beginning of the End: Now what?

    02/17/2009 11:57:53 PM PST · by Scott Martin · 43 replies · 1,150+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 2-18-09 | Phoenix Conservative
    I've been trying to avoid coming to this conclusion ever since a nation chock full of economic illiterates elected him President, but Barack Obama confirmed my deepest fears on Tuesday: “I don’t want to pretend that this marks the end of our economic problems...," said Obama. "Today does mark the beginning of the end.” Now that Obama and I finally see eye-to-eye, where do we go from here? Judah Freed, my colleague and Political Issues writer at Examiner.com, has concocted a three-part plan. You can read it in its entirety here: Obama signs stimulus bill... now comes the real work...
  • Ronald Reagan's Stimulus Plan

    02/12/2009 12:31:04 PM PST · by Reagan 2.0 · 6 replies · 1,663+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 2-12-09 | Scott Martin
    Barack Obama keeps referring to the current economy as the worst since the Great Depression, a bold lie that he hopes will allow him to prevent most Americans from recalling what sort of policies actually got us out of the worst economy the country had since the Great Depression, those of Ronald Reagan. Even Jimmy Carter inherited a much worse recession from Gerald Ford than Obama currently faces, and his policies ballooned that recession into epic proportions during Ronald Reagan's first term. So what did Ronald Reagan do to put an end to America's downturn? Thankfully, we don't need to...
  • Republican Bureaucrat to do the Unthinkable: Ask to be Fired to save Taxpayer Money

    02/08/2009 5:33:58 PM PST · by Reagan 2.0 · 17 replies · 974+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 2-8-09 | Scott Martin
    Expect chilly temperatures in Hell (more commonly known as Michigan) tomorrow, when Republican Drain Commissioner Dennis Lennox will ask that his office be terminated in order to save taxpayers funds, according to a spokesman for the politician. CHEBOYGAN, Mich. (Feb. 8) -- County Drain Commissioner Dennis Lennox will ask the Board of Commissioners to fire him by passing a resolution to abolish his office during Wednesday's session, which is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. While drain commissioners play a role in agriculture-dominated counties, Cheboygan County has little need for the position... "There is nothing for the drain commissioner to...