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Over at Townhall, the problem, left and right, in not acknowledging the failure of big government. Especially as it pertains to the border crisis.
Back here, some back-up:
- Border Problems, Border Solutions (Common Sense by Paul Jacob)
- Must-see morning clip: Colbert slams Fox News for pretending to care about child refugees (Salon)
- Mayor slain in northern Guatemala (Fox News Latino)
- The truth about the immigration “crisis”: Our drug policies and U.S.-backed tyrants created Central America’s culture of violence (Patrick L. Smith, Salon)
- Robert Reich: Children fleeing to the U.S. are ‘refugees of the drug war we created’ (David Edwards, The Raw Story)
- Drug Cartels Are Causing a Refugee Crisis (Ted Galen Carpenter, Cato)
- Mercy as a Calling (Common Sense by Paul Jacob)
On Townhall.com, the honor of politicians is called into question — by their very own action. Specifics? We’ve got specifics! Judgment? That’s up to you, this time.
(But you know on whose side Paul Jacob serves.)
Relevant references for the column:
- Phoenix Pension Reform Act
- Arizona Central, Robert Robb on the ballot title
- Save Term Limits
- Ethics-term limit proposal not popular with Arkansas voters
- Townhall: Let’s Repeal Freedom of Speech (Paul Jacob)
- Cache Valley Daily: Senate committee approves amendment to limit campaign spending (Troy Wilde)
The American people are stuck. Trapped. Bogged down by too much government — or, in some cases, the wrong kind of government. When’s a good time to contemplate getting unstuck? Every day. But take the occasion on the weeks of Independence Day.
Getting unstuck surely should be a business for which Americans show a special talent.
Click on over to Townhall to consider today’s sticky, stuck America, and the possibility of Independence from what’s got us stuck. And then, hey, come back here. You may want to read more:
- FairVote, mentioned in relation to Krist Novoselic and Paul Jacob
- Citizens in Charge, Paul Jacob’s group to protect and extend initiative rights (mentioned in Unstoppable, by Ralph Nader)
- The Declaration of Independence
- Bland Ambition, by Steve Tally (a fun book on the vice presidents)
- The Foundation of Morality, Henry Hazlitt (about the ethics of co-operation, incorporating ideas from Herbert Spencer and Ludwig von Mises)
No one likes shackles. Especially certain members of Congress (all Democrats) who yearn to be free . . . of constitutional constraints.
Click on over to Townhall.com, for the latest attempt to increase the power of insiders at the expense of America’s democratic-republican heritage.
Then come back here for more reading, if you like.
- Senate Joint Resolution 19 – Text
- List of SJR 19′s Co-Sponsors
- LearnLiberty.org: Is Money Speech?
- LearnLiberty.org: This Prof. Will Challenge Your Perspective on Free Speech
- Breitbart.com: Harry Reid: Vote to Amend US Constitution to Limit Political Speech
- Washington Examiner: Professor warns of ‘alarming implications’ of joint resolution targeting political contributions
- Democratic Underground: SJR 19: The Most Important Phone Call You’ll Make
- Daily Kos: Schumer commits to vote on constitutional amendment on campaign finance
- Washington Examiner: David Freddoso, America can’t regulate its way to clean campaigns
- Common Sense with Paul Jacob: Abridge Too Far
When regulators go by the books, common sense goes by the boards.
At Townhall.com this weekend, the subject is cheese. The cheese may stand alone, but artisanal cheese makers stuck together, and got something of a reprieve, from the people in government who think they know best.
- The original FDA ruling that started the stink: here.
- Why this was so wrong-headed, according to the Cheese Note blog: here.
- The coverage and appraisal of the contretemps in Forbes: here.
- For contrast, consider the latest cheese news: a Velveeta recall. Why? Not enough preservatives! The Big Cheese story, here.
It just so happens that the email you requested is no longer available. Bad hard drive.
Oh, amend that. Two whole years of emails are missing. Sorry to inconvenience you.
Check Townhall this weekend for more on the IRS’s hyper-convenient email scandal.
Then click back here for more reading.
- Wall Street Journal: The IRS Loses Lerner’s Emails. And other news that the Beltway press corps won’t cover.
- Video: Fox News’s Special Report with Brett Baier (June 13, 2014)
- Video: Fox News’s “The Five” (June 13, 2014)
- The Blaze: Veteran IT Professional Gives Six Reasons Why the IRS’ Claim That It ‘Lost’ Two Years of Lois Lerner’s Emails Is ‘Simply Not Feasible’
- The Blaze: The Clever Way GOP Congressman Is Pushing Back After IRS Claims Lois Lerner Emails Were ‘Erased by a Glitch’
- Wikipedia: The Nixon Tapes (18-and-a-half minute gap)