When people respond to the claim that Obama is not friendly to “business” they normally start with something like… ‘How can you say that? He (Obama) bailed out the banks, the auto makers and the insurance companies!’ If you claim he is anti-small business, they will point to one of the dozens of tax credits…Details
This latest outrage just reminds us of the folly of government airline security. Supposedly there to protect us against terrorists, the TSA works with police and law enforcement agencies when it detects behavior it deems suspicious—which in many cases can lead to crackdowns on victimless crimes or invasions into the private lives of travelers. Kathy…Details
On Thursday, August 19th, 2010, a town hall meeting was held in Minneapolis and involved FCC commissioners Cobbs and Clyburn along with Minnesota Senator Al Franken, who had to leave early because his mother-in-law was in town.:)
Senator Franken and the FCC commissioners spoke about how important it would be to install more government regulation. This time it would be the Internet. They called it “Save the Internet” or they also referred to it as “Net Neutrality”
Senator Franken mentioned that the large corporations like Comcast, Google, Verizon will install their own framework and platforms that would benefit their bottom line and make it more difficult for Americans to afford what they referred to as the “tier” platform. They are concerned that poorer class people could only afford a basic speed Internet, while the more affluent people would have access to a faster speed Internet. They want all people to have access to the same speed.Details
On virtually all the major civil liberties issues of the Bush era, the Obama administration has followed its predecessor’s example. Detention without trial has continued. Torturers will not be investigated. Warrantless surveillance of the citizenry goes on uninterrupted. What’s more, by vindicating these policies as a left-liberal Democrat, Obama has solidified them in American political…Details
California: #47 in Freedom Index A study entitled “Freedom in the 50 States: An Index of Personal and Economic Freedom” placed California as one of the least free states in the union with only three states Rhode Island, New Jersey and New York less free. William P. Ruger and Jason Sorens published the non-partisan study published…Details
In the video above, when discussing the Constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the speaker pointed out that the “Individual Mandate” is a requirement, by the federal government, that an individual enter into a contract with an insurance company. The advocates claim that this can be justified under the Interstate Commerce Clause or under the power to tax for the “General Welfare”.Details
Here in Montana we continue to wonder where the tyranny will stop. We continue to get snubbed by our elected officials at all levels of government with arrogance leading the way. Recently Montana Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester worked overtime to undermine our sovereignty.
They are both part of the eco~tyranny locking up our resources making closed door deals with not only the United States Eco~extremists, but with foreign governments without the approval of the people. Working behind closed doors with Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer they have effectivly bypassed the 1872 mining act providing for the exploration and development of minerals.
The Health Care regulatory takings law is just now starting to show the tyranny that will undue the repbulic of America from the inside. Forcing citizens to purchase into the health care plan will undermine the individual liberties of every American citizen.Details
The Commonwealth of Kentucky suffers from an addiction.
Over the years, the state has relied more and more heavily on federal money to plug budget holes. In 1985, federal funding made up 25 percent of the state’s revenues. In 2004, that figure had increased to 33 percent, according to the National Association of State Budget Officers. With more than $3 billion in federal stimulus money flowing into the Bluegrass State, the addict has plenty of cash to continue feeding its hunger.
Perhaps the time has come for an intervention.
We can talk about state sovereignty, states rights and nullification until we become blue in the face, but until state legislators make a concerted effort to pull the Commonwealth away from the federal feeding trough, the state will remain a slave to federal power. Washington can easily force Frankfort to acquiesce to its wills and whims, simply through the threat of withholding the addict’s drug – federal funds.Details
Joe Blow down the street doesn’t pay his taxes and he gets fined. Tim Geithner (or pick from an array of politicians or bureaucrats)
doesn’t pay his taxes and he becomes the U.S. Treasury Secretary.
Get it? If you’re an Ivy Leaguer (preferably Harvard or Yale), and if you have the right connections, as Obama’s mother had with Geithner’s father, and if you are a politician or high-ranking bureaucrat on the federal level, you can often operate above the law, with little or no fear of being prosecuted, much less fined, even if you get caught.
You can skirt not only the little laws that everyone else has to obey, but also the big laws, as spelled out in the Constitution..
But for lowly Joe Blow, ignorance is no excuse.Details
I am an American. I am a disabled Vietnam veteran. I mention that for a couple of reasons. Being a veteran has deeply magnified my appreciation to live in the greatest country in the world. As a veteran I did take an oath to serve and protect the Constitution of the greatest country in the world and as such, I find it unacceptable to expect anything less from any elected representative that also takes an oath to serve and protect the Constitution.
In the beginning almighty God created the heavens and the earth. After a break he created the People. The People eventually created the 13 original colonies that became States. The States then created the Federal government and gave it specific enumerated powers to serve the People and protect their freedom.
You may ask, where does our freedom come from? Well if you were Thomas Jefferson you would answer…”Our freedom comes from our humanity. In that we are created in the image and likeness of God, who is perfectly free, so then are we to be perfectly free.”Details