What Does a Government Shutdown Look Like?

The paranoia with respect to a government shutdown is amazing. The hysteria peddlers using this terminology, and the media that purposely play to it, must know these two words emit such an extremist, emotional response. It appears designed to frighten the least informed either for or against the other party, thus the terminology and subsequent blame game.

So what does a government shut down look like? Do the president and vice president resign now that the government ends? No? Does Congress fly out of Washington D. C. the following day and cease to draw their pay, and the Supreme Court cease to deliberate on constitutional questions? Does the army come home and cease to protect us? NO, No, No! Do states, counties, and cities no longer function? No again, they have their own tax base and cops, prisons, and teachers remain in place.

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House Republicans Fail/Lie Again

by Laurence Vance, LewRockwell.com House Republicans promised in their “Pledge to America” that if they gained a majority in the House: ”With common-sense exceptions for seniors, veterans, and our troops, we will roll back government spending to pre-stimulus, pre-bailout levels, saving us at least $100 billion in the first year alone and putting us on a path…

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The Constitution: capitalization

Throughout most of the eighteenth-century, it was common for drafters to begin every noun with a capital letter, just as Germans do today.  This convention was fading by the time the Constitution was drafted (1787), but Gouverneur Morris, who actually penned the final document, elected to follow it.  That is why nouns in the original Constitution…

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