Good tidings of great joy.

During this season when Americans focus on what they are thankful for and when they rejoice in good will towards men, we thought it would be appropriate to highlight some good news for lovers of liberty.

To be sure, despite the recent election success, there have been many disappointments and much evidence that many in DC plan to continue politics as usual. The earmark ban was shot down, the budget has been funded even though the actual budget has not seen the light of day, and many nominations have been filled with people who have no particular allegiance to constitutional principles.

But there are also encouraging signs that liberty loving citizens who hold public office are resolute on making a difference and are attaining positions of influence and authority. For the sake of brevity let’s look at two items we can be thankful for; one at the Federal level and one at the state.