Gov't regulations cost us!

If this weren't so aggravatingly sad it would be funny!  The following article is by Marc Steyn. Tyrannous Regulation Cass Sunstein is head of something called the “Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.”  I’ve seen enough conspiracy...

Why gov't tweaking doesn't work!

The pundits, academics and politicians are continually being surprised when all their fiddling, stimulation and fiat commands don't result in job creation and a booming economy.  If they had listened to this academic who had a lightbulb moment in...

Are we seeing the bigger picture?

Could it be we're looking in the wrong direction? Could it be we're in denial? Could it be we're fearful of being burned?    

Can Not We Get Along?

"Now, it is my desire, brothers, that you will take note of those who are causing division and trouble among you, quite against the teaching which was given to you: and keep away from them." It's the greedy rich! It's the indolent poor! It's...

Who said this?

And When was it said? “I can’t in conscience leave the town without acquainting you with a secret. My heart bleeds for America. O poor New England! There is a deep laid plot against your civil and religious liberties, and they will be lost. Your...

Where is the Union Outrage?

In Wisconsin, Ohio, New Jersey and Indiana when the State government took steps to constrain government union collective bargaining, you would have thought it was the start of the second Inquisition from the screams and outrage paraded across our news...

It is for us the living

  Memorial Day, is either a day to remember or an excuse to party.  For me, I prefer to meditate on the ideals that those who went before me and gave the last full measure of devotion.  As Abraham Lincoln said "It is for us the living rather, to be...

I'm bad!

I know I shouldn't laugh at the challenged! Oh well!  

Amendment 5: There's more to it!

Amendment V –  Essayist: Andrew Langer, President of the Institute for Liberty Amendment V: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising...

USDA shut kids rabbit business

Last year the government the government took steps to regulate your backyard garden, last month was the culmination of a year long major sting against an Amish farm in Pennsylvania for selling raw milk.  Now a young mans rabbit business is going to...

Free speech: Colbert in PACland

By Steve Simpson and Paul Sherman Comedy Central funnyman Stephen Colbert, like most of his friends and allies on the left, thinks that last year's Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC is, literally, ridiculous. To make his case that...

What's going on in NJ!

A political odd couple build each other up in NJ One is a tough-talking, union-bashing former federal prosecutor. The other is a tough-talking union leader and former ironworker. Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic state...

NY'ers please 'splain this

Another Example of NYC’s Oppressive Business Environment – You Need a License to Pump Gas by Mike Opelka There are more than 10,000 gas pumps in the 5 boroughs of NYC. and if you want to work as a pump jockey at any of them, the City of New York...

Constitution's Reset Button

Amendment II of the United States Constitution Essayist: David B. Kopel, Research Director at the Independence Institute, and Adjunct Professor of Advanced Constitutional Law at Denver University, Sturm College of Law Amendment II: A well...

Who needs to give back?

Found this on redistributionist inclinations brought on by something a Founding Father warned us about when he warned that our republic would be in jeopardy when people were allowed to vote themselves other people's money.  Economist and former Chair...

Amendment most Affronted

Amendment I of the United States Constitution Essayists: Mr. Kelly Shackelford, President and CEO for Liberty Institute, and Justin Butterfield, Constitutional Attorney, Liberty Institute Amendment I: Congress shall make no law respecting an...

Why the three fourths rule?

Article VII of the United States Constitution – Essayist: Dan Morenoff, Attorney Article VII: The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the...

Thoughts Week of Kindness - My Story SEC

So far this week has not presented me with many opportunities other than to take the time to listen to people I meet (really listen). Over the weekend I made extra chicken quesedas and sent them out to the group working in the garage. When...

Retaking our High Schools

The following is a speech that we should all wish that our school principals would give.  It is the creation of Dennis Prager. To the students and faculty of our high school: I am your new principal, and honored to be so. There is no greater...

Well Duh? (facepalm)

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Obama's Corporatism

Corporatism:  the theory and practice of organizing society into “corporations” subordinate to the state. According to corporatist theory, workers and employers would be organized into industrial and professional corporations serving as organs of...

Silent Cal on the Declaration of Independence (repost)

This morning I came across a speech by President Calvin Coolidge given in 1926 on the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.  He brings out that gratitude should be profound for what they wrought in Philadelphia in 1776. ...