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Archive for November, 2007

CBS/NY Times Poll Puts Ron Paul At 8% In New Hampshire, 4th Place In Iowa

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

The latest New York Times/CBS News Poll has some good news for the Paul supporters out there. Meanwhile, John Zogby thinks Paul could pull as much as 18% in New Hampshire in January: On the Sean Hannity radio program, pollster John Zogby said that Texas Congressman Ron Paul could end up surprising the field – […]

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Dick Armey: Hillary Is Inevitable And It’s The GOP’s Fault

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey says that Hillary Clinton’s ascension to the Presidency is nearly inevitable and the fault lies with a Republican Party that has completely abandoned it’s principles: First and foremost, the Republican brand as effective stewards of the taxpayer dollar is in tatters, and the shredding doesn’t look to stop any […]

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Car Registration Woes

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

With the move to California, the time came that I had to register my car as well as my wife’s car. I’m a procrastinator by nature, and don’t really give a damn what California thinks, so I was far beyond the “20-day” limit between the time that the car enters California and the date it […]

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Farmers Fighting To Force Government To Legalize Hemp

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

A group of Midwestern farmers is taking the Drug Enforcement Administration to Court to try to force it change its drug classification system to allow them to grow hemp: Wayne Hauge grows grains, chickpeas and some lentils on 2,000 acres in northern North Dakota. Business is up and down, as the farming trade tends to […]

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Massachusetts: Gambling Is Okay For Me, But Not For Thee

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is pushing a bill that would open three resort casinos in the state at the same time that it imposes some of the toughest penalties in the nation for online gambling: Even as Governor Deval Patrick seeks to license three resort casinos in Massachusetts, he hopes to clamp down on the […]

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Is Dick Cheney Unconstitutional ?: The Case Against An Activist Vice-Presidency

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

In a provocatively titled law review article, Glenn Reynolds, who spends his time at the University of Tennessee College of Law when he isn’t blogging raises some very interesting questions about the Office of Vice-President and what it has become in modern times. The article itself arises out of the controversy that erupted earlier this […]

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Tancredo sinks to a new low

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Tom Tancredo has taken his xenophobic and alarmist message to an all new level with this ad. This is the same moron that wants to incite more hatred in the Middle East by bombing Mecca and Medina. The good news is he isn’t running for re-election.

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Supreme Court Punts On D.C. Gun Ban Case, For Now

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

It was widely expected that the Supreme Court would announce today whether it would accept the appeal filed by the District of Columbia in the lawsuit challenging it’s handgun ban. As Lyle Denniston reports at ScotusBlog, that wasn’t the case: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced no action on a new case testing the meaning […]

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New Report Debunks Populist Propaganda

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

“The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer;” a refrain touted by populist propagandists perhaps as old as civilization itself. Lou Dobbs tells us on a daily basis about the so-called “war on the middle class.” Ralph Nader, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards, Mike Huckabee and many others with the help […]

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The Libertarian Hard Cases, Part II: Mental Incapacity

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

About a week ago, I began a discussion of what I call the “hard cases” for libertarian ideas with some open questions about the status of children under a libertarian theory of natural rights. The comments to that post, as well as the follow-up Monday Open Thread, yielded some interesting ideas that I intend to […]

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Treatise on Property Tax Through Fiat Currencies

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Below, please enjoy a guest article by Clayton Slade. Clayton is in the information technology field by trade, but has been an economics/finance buff for most of his life, as well as a believer in liberty and the free market. Clayton’s article succinctly explains a rather complex concept rarely discussed, the effect of inflation as […]

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“Thanks” for a tax increase

Monday, November 12th, 2007

This is where the nickname “Tax Hike Mike” comes from: Governor Mike Huckabee addressed the Arkansas General Assembly, pleading with them to pass a tax, any tax. He ticked off a list of various taxes that he would find acceptable, a tax on tobacco, a surcharge on the income tax, a sales tax… “I will […]

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Monday Open Thread: Well, Isn’t This Interesting

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Why, I’ve got to ask myself, are the left-wing bloggers starting to go after Ron Paul ? After all, he’s still barely registering in the polls, and he’s clearly not within the mainstream of the present-day Republican Party (although I consider that a positive). He probably isn’t going to win the nomination. So why are […]

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Do We Need A New Constitution?

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Larry J. Sabato, a professor of politics at the University of Virginia, seems to think so, and he’s even written a book about it. However, some of his complaints indicate that he simply doesn’t understand that the document was designed for different purposes than he wishes it to be: The Senate is horribly undemocratic. Because […]

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Quote Of The Day — TMI Edition

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Well, it seems Rudy’s about as cognizant of what he says as the man he’s trying to succeed: I took a city that was known for pornography and licked it, to a large extent. Rudy Giuliani, speaking at a press event on Oct 24th

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The Dollar Is Dying

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Earlier this year, I sketched out a fairly nasty potential scenario where the falling dollar (and stable Euro) might cause the world to drop the dollar as its reserve currency, followed by all hell breaking loose. The rhetoric is heating up: You know that nerves are taut when a couple of stray comments set off […]

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Intelligence Official: Time To Redefine Privacy

Monday, November 12th, 2007

The chief Deputy Director of National Intelligence says that Americans need to redefine privacy and must learn to trust the government with their private information: WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress debates new rules for government eavesdropping, a top intelligence official says it is time that people in the United States change their definition of privacy. […]

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Ron Paul Hits 7% In Two New New Hampshire Polls

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

The New Hampshire primary is less than two months away, so we’re at the point where the rubber hits the road. Which is why Ron Paul supporters should be encouraged by the fact that both the Boston Globe/University of New Hampshire and Marist Polls both show him tied with Mike Huckabee at 7%. As I’ve […]

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Thoughts On November 11th

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

As we mark Veterans Day here in the United States, it is worth remembering that, for the rest of the Western world, today marks the end of what may very well be the most pointless war in human history The war in which millions of educated and working class men sacrificed their lives to fight […]

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What Does a Veteran Want Today?

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted. My work has kept me very busy, to say the least. Still, I’ve been here reading and enjoying what my fellow contributors are posting. But today seemed like a good time to contribute a post of my own. It’s Veteran’s Day (originally Armistice Day). It’s the one […]

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