Unbelievable! Well…. not really. Rand Paul ran as a Tea Party supporter and touted how he would fight to end earmarks. He has not even assumed office, and this vow is being jettisoned in favor of pragmatic politics. Paul now says that, as long as there are earmarks, he will add his share of them…Details
Several people emailed me when they heard I’d be speaking at Boise State University tomorrow night to tell me that if I was going to be speaking on nullification, I should know about the wolves they were facing. Honest to goodness, I initially thought they were referring to opponents of nullification. They meant actual wolves. …Details
As I watch the president of the United States jet off to India and Asia I couldn’t help but be reminded of the sharp contrasts to two of our former and greatest presidents, Washington and Jefferson. The contrast is telling and it shows how far away we have drifted from the true intentions of our founding fathers and principles.
Anyone that has read about Washington and Jefferson (school books excluded) knows that these two men spent their individual fortunes on activities that were carried out for the good of our country. In some of their letters they struggle and feel guilt for submitting their “expense reports” to the US Treasury for reimbursement. These two great men loved their country and were fiscally prudent about anything related to the newly formed republic. They considered the funds they used the people’s money. They knew everything they spent was a gift of the hard labors of the American people. They would be appalled at the current trip of our current president.Details
Thanks to Rob, on our facebook fan page, for the idea.
Dear Mr. Corbett,
I have just ordered you a copy of “Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century”, by Dr. Thomas E. Woods, Jr.. It should arrive to PO Box 1145 in Harrisburg, PA within the next week.
As you may know, Dr. Woods is a highly regarded scholar and NY Times best selling author who works with the Mises Institute. Dr. Woods has a BA from Harvard and PhD from Columbia University.
I believe that this book covers a necessary course of action for our state in order to restore balance to our republic and to resist the relentless march towards federal tyranny in America within the next two or three generations.Details
By SCOTT WONG | 11/4/10 12:44 PM EDT Updated: 11/5/10 8:58 AM EDT
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky conceded that a full repeal of the health care law won’t be possible in the short term but pledged that Republicans would use their new oversight powers in the House to keep pressure on the Obama administration and Democrats.
“We may not be able to bring about straight repeal in the next two years, and we may not win every vote against targeted provisions, even though we should have bipartisan support for some,” McConnell said during a Thursday speech at the Heritage Foundation. “But we can compel administration officials to attempt to defend this indefensible health spending bill and other costly, government-driven measures, like the stimulus and financial reform.”
We the People are in no mood for more politics as usual.Details
Those of you who are thinking – “ok, now I can relax, I cast my ballot and we got a bunch of tea party good guys in office” – rest easy and watch the likely next speaker in his passionate support of the constitution: whoops! correction: his passionate support of the destroying the constitution (h/t…Details
They are vowing to put a stop to Obama’s phony Afghanistan withdrawal.
This is how elections work. In 2000, Bush wins promising a more humble foreign policy. He expands the warfare state. In 2006, the Democrats win promising a more humble national security policy. They expand the surveillance state.Details
Gene Healy knocks it out of the park – again – in his recent post for Cato: Should we worry about big government? For far too many Americans, the answer is “not when my team’s in charge!” Since 2003, Gallup has periodically asked Americans whether the federal government “poses an immediate threat to the rights…Details
John Dvorak writes: “Thanks for the show plug Thomas. “Once we brought the subject up it got a lot of attention and debate. It’s interesting to hear from the befuddled public when confronted by the Nullification history and the 10th Amendment movement. Many begin confrontation with the bogus ‘Federal Law trumps…blah, blah, blah.’ The best…Details