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
For those of us who recognize that federal k-12 education spending has been a costly failure, it’s been great to hear some tea party candidates call for the abolition of the U.S. Department of Education.
Unfortunately, the party favored by tea party supporters at the moment has no interest in shuttering the DOE. After all, it was Republican House minority leader John Boehner—possibly the next speaker of the House—who worked with the departed Sen. Ted Kennedy to give us the expensive and intrusive No Child Left Behind law.
Rep. John Kline (R-MN), who would be in line to chair the House Education and Labor Committee, says abolishing the DOE wouldn’t happen on his watch.Details
The election is over, and the GOP made some big gains in the House, but our mission is far from over. Just as it has always been, I predict it always will be. Now, it is time for the lobbyists to come lurking and tempting the newbies with blank checks. Mark my words. The temptation will work.
I am not suggesting the economy will not improve. But if it does, it will do so despite government. The economy will pick up once some new-fangled investment scheme or frenzy comes along, but it will be an empty bubble as usual – just like techs, dot-coms, real estate and oil. Who knows? Maybe there will be no new scheme, and an old scheme might be recycled. Either way, there will have to be a scheme, because Washington only exists to serve deep pockets. Governing really is a zero-sum game, and I think many people are awakening to that fact. So, I hope everyone watches these folks in Washington with the same degree of scrutiny as they have employed over the last two years.Details
On the David Asman show Wednesday night Ron Paul was asked what plans he and son Rand had for the new term. He said they had talked about entering legislation together in the Senate and the House on the first day. Half joking, Ron Paul said his son suggested legislation to “end the Fed.”
I think it was St. Paul or maybe Kurt Cobain who said, “There is no such thing as a joke.” They might think of doing just that. Certainly it would not pass, but it would set a benchmark allowing them to graph progress from now into the future.Details
Ron Paul won easy reelection in the 14th district of Texas with almost 77% of the vote. (His opponent, a police chief, had signs that said, “Tell Dr. No he has to go.” No one took up my suggestion for opposing signs: “Send the cop to the donut shop.” If the Republicans weren’t dishonest, and…Details
“on No Agenda 242 Adam Curry & John C Dvorak discuss the book “Nullification” by Thomas E Woods, Jr. and what the 10th Amendment to the Constitution really is”
“There’s really no point to voting. If it made any difference, it would probably be illegal.”
“Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.”
“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.”
“Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule — and both commonly succeed, and are right.”Details