“Vote the bums out” may be a popular statement to say during a November election, but it’s not practical. Not now, and not 40 years ago when Milton Friedman addressed the same attitude.Details
Presidential elections are a circus, at best, meant to distract you from real solutions.
No matter who wins the White House, federal power will continue to grow over time until actions are taken more locally to resist the establishment in Washington D.C.
What’s more dangerous to the Constitution and liberty –
1. The voter who completely disregards the constitution – only caring about what they want to get done?
2. The voter who actively hates the Constitution?
3. The voter who claims to be a constitutionalist, but really knows almost nothing about the constitution – and supports people who actively violate it?
Personally, I think #3. I run into a significant number of republicans who fit that category, sadly enough. One guy tonight even claimed he had never voted for a person who violated the constitution. When asked for an example of who he supports, the first person he named is someone that is one of the most anti-constitutional state legislators in the country.
I think ignorance is the greatest danger. You?
Yesterday, I was on the Tom Woods show to discuss the election results on Tuesday. Unsurprisingly, Tom and I didn’t spend our time talking about the rearranging of the deck chairs on the Titantic (That’s D.C., FYI), we focused on the handful of victories in the states. We also discussed what’s next for the nullification…Details
In 6 years, people will be clamoring to vote for Democrats because they’re sick and tired of the horrible Republicans. Then, in another 6 years, they’ll be clamoring to vote for Republicans, because they’re sick and tired of the horrible Democrats.
The establishment politicos and pundits are out in full force talking about this “critically important” November election coming up. But does it really make a difference who wins?
Not if you discount the talking heads and take actual history into account.Details
Add The Daily Beast to the roster of “news” organizations that don’t understand the Constitution.
In an “Exclusive” story published on July 28, Ben Jacobs attacks Joni Ernst, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Iowa, for believing in nullification.Details
In federal elections, campaign ads from candidates of all political stripes have a tendency to be boisterous and full of big promises. When a president’s popularity is high in a midterm election, people of the same party will boast of their association with him, while people of the other major party highlight their willingness to “reach across the aisle.” When those same approval numbers are low, the opposition will strike, and fellow party members rush to paint themselves as different from the chief executive, so in some ways, the new campaign ad from West Virginia Secretary of State and US Senate candidate Natalie Tennant is nothing new.Details