If passed, the act would would prohibit the use of drones by Kentucky state law enforcement and other agencies without a warrant in most cases.Details
The Missouri Liberty Preservation Act introduced by Sen. Brian Nieves would ban the state from implementing NDAA indefinite detention and provide for criminal charges for federal agents attempting to carry out.Details
While it would be nice if a president could sign an order, wave a wand and return us to our traditional American system of decentralized government, this will never happen.Details
The phenomenon that continues to amaze me is how we who believe in decentralization often find ourselves in political agreement with people who hold completely different conceptions about the correct role of government. Conversely, those who agree with us politically are often the harshest critics of our insistence on decentralization.Details
Now it appears that John Kasich, Ohio’s Republican governor, was lying through his teeth when he ran for office on a platform of opposing the horribly misnamed Affordable Care Act. Yes, Kasich now loves Obamacare and the allegedly free money that comes with it.Details
We have entered week two of the federal government’s “shutdown” and, amazingly, Americans are still hanging in there. This is a fact that has chagrined federal politicians to no end. In an effort to convince us all that we really need our omnipotent overlords, federal agents continue to execute their directive which, as one federal employee has unhappily admitted, is “to make life as difficult as possible.”
So far their actions have included closing national parks, barricading monuments, holding elderly vacationers hostage in Yellowstone and, horror of horrors, shutting down Michelle Obama’s Twitter account. If I didn’t enjoy the silence I would ask someone to tell FLOTUS that Twitter is free.
Sure, these are annoying maneuvers, but they’re fairly innocuous. They seem more like an overgrown temper tantrum than the triumphant return of the Dark Ages. On one level it’s actually been pretty entertaining to watch the federal government work so hard at trying to make us miss them. On another level it’s a little sad, kind of like a jilted teenager trying to make his ex-girlfriend jealous by going to prom with his sister.
Either way, it’s a little hard to miss them when 80% of federal bureaucrats are still on the job, the NSA is still spying on us and our earnings are still being stolen from our paychecks.Details