One of three people will be President of the United States on January 20, 2009, they’re all Senators, and today the Washington Post reports that they have quite different attitudes when it comes to earmarking: Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton helped secure more than $340 million worth of home-state projects in last year’s spending bills, placing [...]Continue reading The Candidates And Earmarks
Archive for February, 2008
Judge Andrew Napolitano gave a speech for Reason Magazine in Washington D.C. in October of last year on the history of Constitutional infidelity. Virtually every president from George Washington to George W. Bush has broken his oath of office to defend the Constitution. President John Adams, the nation’s second president, was the first president who [...]Continue reading Judge Andrew Napolitano Discusses the History of Civil Liberty Violations in America
As I noted earlier, the Libertarian Party is making an open appeal to Ron Paul’s supporters to come back to the party: The Libertarian Party is the last remaining stronghold for liberty in American politics. Unfortunately, the Ron Paul campaign has unintentionally taken a toll on our party. Many of our members have changed their [...]Continue reading The Libertarian Party — What Is It Good For ?
Rep. Patrick McHenry (R, N.C.) on today’s Clemens-McNamee hearings “This isn’t a hearing, it’s a show trial,” Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, R-N.C., said Tuesday. “And it is another reason why people are fed up with Congress. We’re facing huge challenges in housing, government spending, taxes and illegal immigration. Congress would be better served to focus [...]Continue reading Quote Of The Day: What He Said Edition
I’m sitting here with the television in the background listening to Roger Clemens and Brian McNamee answer questions before a Congressional Committee. I’ll admit, it does make for great television; after all, you’ve got one of the best pitchers in the history of the game on one side and a washed-up trainer on the other [...]Continue reading A Full Serving Of Sanctimony
Here’s how things seem to look one day after the vote in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. Republicans If there was ever going to be a chance to stop John McCain, or force a brokered convention, it was here, specifically in Virginia. For part of the night, it looked like Mike Huckabee might actually pull it [...]Continue reading Potomac Primary Postmortem And Wednesday Open Thread
With Ron Paul’s Presidential campaign all but officially over, there’s a small but sizeable group of voters out there up for play, and the Libertarian Party is looking for them. First, the Party issued this statement last week when John McCain’s victory became apparent: Washington, D.C. – Following a solid McCain victory in the Super [...]Continue reading Libertarian Party Makes An Open Appeal To Ron Paul’s Supporters
For the most part, Ron Paul’s constituents have tolerated his more quixotic political views because he’s delivered for the district, now it seems that he might be in trouble: Troubled by internal polls showing insurgent challenger Chris Peden having pulled ahead shockingly in the Texas 14th congressional district, Congressman Ron Paul will be pulling out [...]Continue reading Ron Paul’s Congressional Seat In Trouble
Nick Bradley has an interesting piece at Lew Rockwell’s blog where he essentially argues that, from a libertarian point of view, Barack Obama might just be better President than John McCain would be: In the grand scheme of things, Obama is far less statist than Hillary (socialism at home, hegemony abroad) and McCain (fascism at [...]Continue reading Obama vs. McCain: Who’s Better ?
There’s talk in the blogosphere of former Georgia Congressman Bob Barr, who left the Republican Party for the Libertarian Party in 2006, being the Libertarian Party’s candidate for President: Bob Barr, who helped lead the 1998 impeachment of President Clinton, is the object of an alliance of conservative and libertarians seeking to recruit the former [...]Continue reading Bob Barr For President ?
Well, did anyone really think it would happen ? Republican Rep. Ron Paul told the Tribune this morning he will not back Sen. John McCain as his party’s nominee unless the Arizona senator “has a lot of change of heart.” “I can not support anybody with the foreign policy he advocates, you know, perpetual war. [...]Continue reading Ron Paul Won’t Endorse John McCain
Roll Call is reporting that Arizona Congressman John Shadegg is retiring at the end of his current term: Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz.) will announce this evening that he will retire from the House upon the conclusion of his current term, according to a well-placed Republican source. Shadegg is one of the few Republicans in the [...]Continue reading Another One, And A Good One, Bites The Dust
“Yes, after 11 years of Republican majority we’ve pared [the budget] down pretty good.” – Former Texas Rep. Tom DeLay As if you needed more evidence, here is proof that Tom DeLay cannot be taken seriously: Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay criticized likely Republican presidential nominee John McCain – and by extension some of [...]Continue reading DeLay criticizes McCain for being responsible
Under what provision of the Constitution is the United States Congress authorized to establish a commission to regulate boxing ? The move is part of a campaign to protect youngsters coming into the sport, the actions of promoters and the independence of judges. Among a range of schemes to be introduced will be a new [...]Continue reading Question Of The Day
Apparently, the right to privacy no longer exist for anyone crossing the border as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has claimed that they have a right to search, without warrant or probable cause, anyone who comes into this country, including citizens. Amir Khan says he becomes frustrated and humiliated every time he enters the [...]Continue reading Department Of Homeland Security Claims American Public No Longer Expects Privacy
This job is getting a lot easier now that the Democratic race is down to two people and the Republican race is essentially over. Nonetheless, here we go. Republicans Over the weekend, some may have gotten the impression that Mike Huckabee was riding the wave of a stop McCain movement, but that wave will crash [...]Continue reading Potomac Primary Predictions And Monday Open Thread
There have been several more amicus briefs filed with the Supreme Court in support of the effort to overturn the District of Columbia’s gun ban, but the one that raises the most eyebrows is signed by the Vice-President himself: Vice President Cheney signed on to a brief filed by a majority of Congress yesterday that [...]Continue reading More Amicus Briefs In D.C. v. Heller
There’s a statement from Congressman Paul up at the campaign blog: Let me tell you my thoughts. With Romney gone, the chances of a brokered convention are nearly zero. But that does not affect my determination to fight on, in every caucus and primary remaining, and at the convention for our ideas, with just as [...]Continue reading Ron Paul: There Will Be No Third Party Run
Ron Paul was in Lynchburg today speaking at Liberty University and there seemed to be some indication that his people are already looking at a third party run: [T]he important thing is this: his staffers were collecting signatures for a Ron Paul presidential run in Virginia. They talked as if he will be on the [...]Continue reading Is Ron Paul Readying For A Third Party Run ?
Earlier this week, the Respondents filed their opposition brief to the District of Columbia’s appeal in District of Columbia v. Heller: If the Constitution protects an individual’s right to possess a handgun, then the District’s ban on such arms must be declared unconstitutional, lawyers for the man challenging the “nation’s most draconian gun laws” told [...]Continue reading Respondents File Brief In D.C. v. Heller