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Archive for April, 2009

It’s time to replace Janet Napolitano with Andrew Napolitano

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Over at the Examiner, I’ve written an article which calls for DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano to be fired and replaced by Fox News analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano.  Here’s why Janet should pack her bags: Considering the timing of the actual release of the report, it seems that law enforcement was being provided a message from [...]

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There Is No Stopping Obama

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Nine days ago, there was a special election in upstate New York’s 20th Congressional District. This election was billed as the first test for the Obamessiah’s agenda of radically remaking the United States. Unfortunately, his backed candidate appears to have won. There are still about 600 absentee votes left to be counted and Republican Jim [...]

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Is It Time For A Federalism Amendment ?

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Law Professor Randy Barnett thinks so: In response to an unprecedented expansion of federal power, citizens have held hundreds of “tea party” rallies around the country, and various states are considering “sovereignty resolutions” invoking the Constitution’s Ninth and Tenth Amendments. For example, Michigan’s proposal urges “the federal government to halt its practice of imposing mandates [...]

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Stupid Celebrity Quote Of The Day

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Martial arts movie star Jackie Chan doesn’t like freedom all that much: “I’m not sure if it’s good to have freedom or not,” he told an audience at a regional economic forum in southern China Saturday. “If you’re too free, you’re like the way Hong Kong is now. It’s very chaotic. Taiwan is also chaotic.” [...]

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Yeah, That About Sums It Up

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Looking for the light at the end of the tunnel? Hat Tip: The Big Picture

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Barney Frank On Ron Paul’s Federal Reserve Transparancy Act

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

As Stephen noted last night, Ron Paul has introduced a bill that would require the Federal Reserve to open it’s books to Congress. According to Thomas, that bill now has 79 co-sponsors. I agree with Stephen that this is an issue that all libertarians, all Americans indeed, need to pay more attention to and, in [...]

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Milwaukee Police Chief Says To Hell With The Constitution

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

The Wisconsin Attorney General recently said in a legal memorandum that state law permits residents to openly carry a weapon in public, but the Police Chief in Milwaukee doesn’t care what the law says: [S]ome law enforcement officials are preparing to face more open-carry situations, and some are clear the memo won’t change their approach. [...]

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It’s time for libertarians to start taking Federal Reserve issues seriously

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

For years, a lot of libertarians and paleoconservatives have focused a lot of attention on the Federal Reserve.  Some have gone overboard, blaming the Fed on virtually every lost freedom in America.  Others have focused too hard at the wrong time; I remember one person speaking at a gun show looking pretty foolish because he [...]

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Alan Keyes teams up with Prison Planet to start new conspiracy theory

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

In a match made in heaven, Prison Planet has joined with former Ambassador and presidential candidate Alan Keyes to suggest that President Barrack Obama plans to “stage terror attacks, declare martial law and cancel the 2012 elections.” While I’m certainly no Obama fan, that’s a very serious allegation to be tossing about in such a [...]

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Supreme Court One Step Closer To Allowing Strip Searches In Schools

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

I’ve written in the past about the case of Savanna Redding, a now 19 year-old woman who, when she was thirteen years old was strip-searched by officials at her Arizona school who were convinced that she was concealing a banned substance; Advil. As it turned out, Savanna had no drugs on her, but the strip [...]

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Colorado One Step Closer to Abolishing the Death Penalty

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

The Colorado House passed the bill which would eliminate the death penalty by 1 vote. The Denver Post reports on the dramatic moment: In the hushed state House chamber, all eyes Tuesday stared up at the vote board, which showed lawmakers deadlocked 32-32 on whether to repeal the death penalty in Colorado. All but Rep. [...]

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Why Ron Paul Is Wrong About Secession

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

In the wake of Texas Governor Rick Perry’s off-the-cuff comments last week that seemed to suggest he viewed the idea of seceding from the Union favorably, Texas Congressman Ron Paul has waded into the fray. First, he made these comments in a video posted by his Campaign for Liberty over the weekend: Then he expanded [...]

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RFID and Privacy

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Yesterday morning I was sent an article written by Michigan House Representative Paul Opsommer regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s push to implement Enhanced Drivers’ Licenses: The Department of Homeland Security is coming to Detroit to push their new “Enhanced Drivers License” (EDL) program on Tuesday as a way to make Michigan licenses compliant with [...]

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Bad News From Fannie/Freddie: Especially Freddie

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

As a renter in Southern California, I’m torn between the happenings in the housing market. I see some of the lower-end properties get listed low leading to bidding wars, and see the DJIA appearing to keep strength on the banks’ earning claims, but at the same time I don’t feel the trouble has worked its [...]

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Comment Of The Day

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Yesterday, I linked an article about Obama “challenging” his cabinet to find $100M to cut from the budget. I suggested it would have to grow considerably to even be a drop in the bucket. One commenter named John suggested that he should do that every day for the rest of his term, and we might [...]

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Simon Says: Birds Of A Feather

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Yes, Barack, you need to be dignified and diplomatic. No, Barack, you don’t need to look like a 13-year-old girl meeting Miley Cyrus. >:-D

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A sincere warning to big-government Republicans politicians

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Last night, I published an article at The Next Right aimed at Republicans currently holding public office. Afterwards, I recalled that it wasn’t all that long ago that many elected Republicans thought the Internets are a long series of tubes. Lately, it seems that some Republican office holders have learned to tweet, but I’m not [...]

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Obamessiah Pisses Away More of Your Money

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

In news that shocks absolutely no one, the Obamessiah found yet another way to piss away some more American taxpayer dollars, this time on a “national service” bill. President Obama on Tuesday signed a bill authorizing a major expansion of funding to federal community-service programs, marking a rare example of Washington bipartisanship. The legislation reauthorizes [...]

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Worth requoting

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Are Republicans going Galt? Maybe you see a pattern there and maybe you don’t. But of the roughly four different pathways the Republicans could take in the post-Obama universe — toward Ron Paulesque libertarianism, toward Sarah Palinesque cultural populism, toward Mike Huckabeesque big-government conservatism, or toward Olympia Snowesque moderation/ good-governmentism — the libertarian side would [...]

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Quote Of The Day — Obama Cost-Cutting

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Well, the Tea Partiers must have had an impact, because Barack Obama is about to go on a cost-cutting spree. With this quick 90-day window to identify $100B of cuts to make across his cabinet, he’s showing that he really does hear our pleas for fiscal sanity. Oh, wait, did I read that wrong? Yep, [...]

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