Tuesday, October 05, 2004
Back to the USSR?
Rep. David Dreier introduced Legislation (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d108:h.r.05111:) to force people to carry national ID cards with them which are tied into a national database. If Dreier is an example of the Republican party, the Republican Party is no longer the party of Reagan and Goldwater, only of the old USSR. So much for maximizing Liberty, Dreier is taking us one step closer to totalitarianism. Continue reading Back to the USSR? Compliments of Rep. David Dreier
Monday, June 07, 2004
Remembering President Reagan
I met President Reagan twice, both times before he was President Reagan. Merely Governor Reagan. During both the 1976 and 1980 campaigns while he was in Florida I had the chance to meet him and talk with him for a few minutes each time. He was genuinely interested in what people said to him, even a child. Continue reading Remembering President Reagan
No Privacy Jihad, April 1, 2004
Regarding the editorial “The ‘Privacy’ Jihad” in the April 1, 2004 Wall Street Journal, the short response to Heather Mac Donald is from Franklin: “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” This phrase was used often in the Revolutionary period, even as early as November 1755 Continue reading No Privacy Jihad
Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Spain’s Recent Election
The Spanish government is following the French solution to terror: appeasement and surrender. It wasn’t enough that the voters voted their own freedoms away to the socialists, the socialist government now will surrender more freedom to terrorists. Softness encourages bullies and terrorists, and freedom once lost is rarely regained. Continue reading Spain’s Terror Solution – Appeasement and Surrender
Thursday, February 26, 2004
The Federal Government?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s recent actions on censorship demonstrate a tremendous danger to free speech.
Once you start down the path of the government deciding permissible content for radio (or TV, newspapers, or the internet) to air, the country is in very serious trouble. A company such as Clear Channel may decide it doesn?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢t want to air a particular program, but it is entirely different for the government to impose such a decision. Continue reading Federal Government?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s recent actions demonstrate a tremendous danger to free speech
Wednesday, February 25, 2004
The ?¢‚Ç¨?ìcrisis?¢‚Ç¨¬ù in the U.S. about ?¢‚Ç¨?ìexporting jobs,?¢‚Ç¨¬ù will become a campaign issue. However, the immense impact of the United States?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢ taxation of exports is being ignored.
Politicians will attempt to dismiss the cause as ?¢‚Ç¨?ìgreed?¢‚Ç¨¬ù by corporate interests which requires more laws from Washington. The fact is that the U.S. taxes our own exports to the rest of the world whereas the rest of the world does not do the reverse. According to Ernest Christian, a tax expert based in Washington D.C., the disadvantage to the U.S. is between $120 billion and $150 billion per year. Think about that number. Continue reading Out-sourcing Jobs? What about the causes?
A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.–G. Gordon LiddyA government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. –George Bernard ShawForeign aid might be defined as a transfer from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. –Douglas Casey (1992)Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. –P.J. O’RourkeGovernment is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. –Frederic BastiatGovernment’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. — Ronald Reagan (1986)I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the acts. –Will RogersIf you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free. –P.J. O’RourkeJust because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you. –Pericles (430 B.C.)No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. –Mark Twain (1866)Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. –Mark TwainTalk is cheap-except when Congress does it. The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. –Ronald ReaganThe inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. -Winston ChurchillThe only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. –Mark TwainWe contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.–Winston ChurchillWhat this country needs are more unemployed politicians. –Edward Langley
January 10, 2004
In response to Wesley Clark’s “Real Tax Reform” article in the Wall Street Journal of January 9, 2004 calling for more “fairness” in the tax code and the AMT, at least we now know exactly where Wesley Clark stands on equality: As long as the minority is a small enough voting block, it is ok for the majority to force them to pay for whatever that majority wants. So much for the goal of equality under the law. Continue reading Wesley Clark’s Tax Reform ‘Fairness’
Who’s life is it?
[December 22, 2003, first published on court.com]
To the editors, Reader’s Digest (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We are writing regarding the “Wouldn’t It Be Great If…” article in the January 2004 Reader’s Digest (published mid-December 2003) which suggests forcing people to give a year of their lives to the government. The author writes, “Think of everything they could accomplish.” If forcing people to give a year of their life to serve the government can accomplish so much and is such a good idea, why not make it 10 or 20? Even 30 or 40? Continue reading Who’s Life is it? The Government’s, according to Reader’s Digest
Oklahoma Attorney General
“I have recently been made aware of a market practice known as ‘short selling’ and am amazed that it is legal.” Drew Edmondson, Oklahoma Attorney General, Los Angeles Times, December 18, 2003.
What were the people of Oklahoma thinking electing someone as embarrassing and uneducated as this character? Continue reading Oklahoma’s Attorney General?!?!?!