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Feds pushing back time table on REAL ID

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

The Washington Post reports that the Bush Administration is pushing back the deadline for states to implement the REAL ID Act by almost two years: The retreat came as the White House and the Democratic Congress headed for a showdown over a broad counterterrorism bill to implement many of the remaining recommendations of the Sept. […]

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Jim DeMint speaks at CPAC

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

Here is an excerpt of Senator Jim DeMint’s speech from CPAC: Our mission is to preserve and promote those things that have proven to work for the betterment of individuals and our nation. Conservatism is supported by many core values, but there are three values in particular that we should constantly be working towards: individualism, […]

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He’s a rebel…

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Let’s say you are a candidate for President in 2008 and you’ve been criticized by a leading pro-growth organization. I would think that you’d attempt to make some in-roads with a very disenfranchised group of voters. But not Mike Huckabee, who is looking to Congressman Don Young to rally support in Congress: At a time […]

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Straight out of “Atlas Shrugged”

Monday, February 26th, 2007

Hugo Chavez is seizing oil projects run by foreign entities: President Hugo Chavez ordered by decree on Monday the takeover of oil projects run by foreign oil companies in Venezuela’s Orinoco River region. Chavez had previously announced the government’s intention to take a majority stake by May 1 in four heavy oil-upgrading projects run by […]

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GOP Georgia legislators v. Genarlow Wilson

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

The Genarlow Wilson case has been the talk of the blogosphere here in Georgia this week. Wilson is currently serving a ten prison sentence for participating in an oral sex act with a 15 year old, which is a felony. Wilson was 17 at the time of the act. Had Wilson had intercourse, it would […]

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Ron Paul on YouTube

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

Ron Paul has given his website a new look and has shot a video explaining why he is running… I’ll support Ron Paul as long as he is in the race.

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The State of Liberty

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

I got bored today and wrote this, it’s kind of elaborating on things I’ve written here and on my site. The United States of America…We are the bastion of liberty and the world’s object of admiration, as Reagan said, we are that “shining city on a hill,” right? Many of us would like to believe […]

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Oh…the hypocrisy

Monday, February 19th, 2007

Who said the following?: I wholeheartedly support withholding funds… Although it is a drastic step and ties the President’s hands, I do not feel like we have any other choice. The President has tied our hands, gone against the wishes of the American people, and this is the last best way I know how to […]

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Our Libertarian President

Monday, February 19th, 2007

In honor of Presidents Day, I’m posting Thomas DiLorenzo’s piece on Grover Cleveland, which he calls The Last Good Democrat: In the post-war years the Democratic Party possessed most of what was left of the states’ rights, strict constructionist Jeffersonians in American politics. The party had its share of scoundrels, politics being what it is, […]

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Venezuela continues to suffer under Chavez

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

Chavez is threatening to take over more privately controlled markets: President Hugo Chavez threatened Wednesday to nationalize any privately owned supermarkets and food storage facilities caught hoarding inventories or violating price controls imposed on basic goods. Accusing private companies of hoarding beef and other foods, Chavez warned supermarket owners and distributors that he would nationalize […]

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In memory of Charlie Norwood (R-GA)

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

I’ve been a fan of Charlie Norwood since I’ve been paying attention to Congressional politics. He had been a member of Ron Paul’s Liberty Committee, a group of libertarian leaning members of Congress. He was the only Republican member of the Georgia delegation to vote against the 2003 expansion of Medicare. He also voted for […]

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Utah gets school choice

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Utah has passed a near universal school voucher bill. Volokh Conspiracy has some of the details of the new program. Children can receive a voucher if… 1) they are in public school 2) they are entering kindergarten 3) they have moved into the state in the previous year 4) they have family incomes at or […]

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A Kathryn Johnston Update

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

One of the officers involved in the Kathryn Johnston shooting will be charged with murder and more: Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard will seek felony murder charges against at least one of the Atlanta police officers involved in a botched drug raid that resulted in the shooting death of an elderly woman, the officer’s […]

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Is it time for impeachment?

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

Bob Barr has written a scathing editorial on the continued ignorance of the Bush Administration when it comes to securing our most basic liberties: [M]any provisions in the Magna Carta dealt with parochial interests of barons that have little relevance today, such is not the case with paragraph 39: “No free man shall be seized […]

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On the 2008 budget…

Monday, February 5th, 2007

Stephen Slivinski has taken a look at the FY 2008 budget numbers. He notes a 4.1% increase in spending in non-defense level agencies since 2006 (adjusted for inflation). He notes budget cuts in education, agriculture, HUD, DOJ and the EPA. However, Slivinski notes, “Yet even by the White House’s own numbers, all of these programs […]

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A global warming tax on imports

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Well, we won’t sign Kyoto, so the EU may add a tariff on imports to the United States as penalty for non-compliance: He said that he welcomed last week’s State of the Union address in which President Bush described climate change as a “serious challenge” and acknowledged that a growing number of American politicians now […]

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Risking economic liberty…

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

This by far one of the best arguments against the minimum wage I’ve seen. Please note that when you see the word “liberal” in this article, it’s referring to classical liberalism: Passage by the House of Representatives of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007, as part of the Democrats’ first 100-hour agenda for “A […]

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What does this have to do with fighting terrorism?

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is using a provision of the PATRIOT Act to fire US Attorneys and appoint replacements. The new appointees are more politically friendly to the Bush Administration. “It appears that the administration has chosen to use this provision, which was intended to help protect our nation, to circumvent the transparent constitutional Senate […]

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Another big government Republican files for ’08

Friday, January 26th, 2007

It’s official, Mike Huckabee is running, well he at least is taking the step of form an exploratory committee. Here is what Erick over at Red State had to say about Huckabee: ATTENTION REPUBLICANS. You too can support a guy who has no problem raising taxes, hiking the minimum wage, spends his time doing rice […]

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Words of truth from Andy…

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

A lesson in privacy rights from Andy Griffith…“Cause whether a man is guilty or innocent, we have to find that out by due process of law.” Hat tip to the LP Blog.

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