The Dangers of International Free Trade Agreements

U.S. non-financialaAssets per the IRS (Reuters)

Conservatives and libertarians are renowned for desiring the greatest possible autonomy with respect to the free market. This phenomena, in fact, aided in igniting “the shot heard ‘round the world” April 19, 1775 at Lexington and Concord. History teaches high school students the economic principle behind the French term laissez-faire, or “to […]

The Amtrak Crash: When Government is Ideological Instead of Lawful and Logical

Last week’s deadly Amtrak crash was absolutely horrendous.

For Democrats and their fellow Big Government advocates – it was a serious crisis they are trying desperately to not let go to waste.

They first tried to say the cause of the crash was a lack of government […]

The Prosopagnosia of the Grand Old Party and the Last Chance for a Conservative Revival: A Case to Restructure the Tea Party into a Third Major Political Party

Quote on forbearance by Edmund Burke.

Quote on forbearance by Edmund Burke.

The GOP has an identity crisis and, in the infamous words of Jimmy Carter as he blamed the American people for his failed presidency, “a crisis of confidence”. Its establishment in minority […]

Big Government Advocates Say They Want More Competition – Their ‘Solutions’ Result in Less

gvtjbsThe road to Hell is paved with good government intentions.

We need not ascribe malicious motives to Big Government advocates – we need only look at their results.

Total US Debt Rises Over $18 Trillion; Up 70% Under Barack Obama

Why Are We Not Talking About […]

The Death of the Middle Class Under the Democrats' War on Poverty

Illustration on page 5 of the book Oliver Twist: Social Novel from 1898.

Illustration on page 5 of the book Oliver Twist: Social Novel from 1898.

Illustration on page 5 of the book Oliver Twist: Social Novel from 1898.

The Left hates freedom; they despise the rights to opportunity, to choice, even to live. To choose to be free […]

A Proposition for a New Conservative Party to Liberate America From the Shackles of Political-Correctness

Thomas Paine (1737-1808)

In 1776, Thomas Paine wrote in his iconic Revolutionary War pamphlet The American Crisis the following:

THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of […]

Ideas on Ending the Welfare State in America

Soup line during the Great Depression prior to Social Security.

PREFACE: To Provide Opportunity for All and Compassion Through Altruism

One of Tea Party presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s political crusades is to dissolve the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) alongside the progressive income tax prescribed […]

Solar Tax Hikes for South Carolinians Loom Unless Legislature Takes Action

slrAt a time when South Carolina lawmakers are having trouble getting bills passed, they have an opportunity to prevent tax hikes, unleash the potential of solar power and make those on both sides of the aisle happy.

In 2014 the South Carolina General Assembly passed landmark […]

The Death Tax, the Flat Tax – and Warren Buffett’s Fat Tax Breaks

wrnbftWe just hobbled through another tax season. The excruciating excursion into the ridiculous thicket that is the roughly 75,000 page tax code.

All for the privilege of giving federal, state and local governments record amounts of our money.

A 2011 study said we then wasted […]

Net Neutrality Is Just As Stupid Internationally As It Is Here

ntntrltyNet Neutralityremains an omni-directional terrible idea.

Here in the United States, Net Neutrality exponentially increases the government’s ability to tax the Internet. Starting with the 17.4% Universal Service Fund (USF) tax. Which goes up automatically every calendar quarter. And goes up each and every time three unelected Federal […]

Higher Costs, New Taxes – The Perpetual Lie: More Government = Less Expensive

bltdgvt3We’ve heard it for generations. Let government get more involved – and private sector prices will fall. We’ve heard it in defense of new programs – and (ever) more regulations.

We have centuries of evidence to the contrary.

Government promises already made are unfathomably short […]

Constitutional Private Property Rights Trump Legislation Written to Appease Donors

prvtprptyPrivate property rights are a fundamental component of any successful economy. If you want a nation to prosper – property must be safe in its owners’ hands.

Intellectual Property (IP) shouldn’t be treated any differently than physical property. In fact, in most instances – in many […]

#RFRA – Big Government Means Big Losses of Freedom and Choices and Big Cronyism

bggvt2The solution to many, MANY public policy problems is – less government.

Governments’ regulatory hammers and checkbooks are simply gi-normous. The federal government alone spent last year nearly $4 trillion – and its regulations cost the economy more than $2 trillion more.

That’s $6 trillion a […]

Obama’s Objective: Nationalize California’s Government-Made Water Disaster

clfdrghtCalifornia – the Golden State that hasn’t been golden in decades. And has for decades been under the near total control of the Democrat Party. These two things are not unrelated.

California has for the Reality-based community long been a perfect reverse barometer. Anything the […]

Yet Another Area of Unjustified Government Takeover

ntntrlty3An article I wrote twenty years ago described the Internet as America’s next frontier. And for the past twenty years, it has been a wide-open, innovative, constantly changing — and yes, somewhat unruly – frontier. But all that may have changed with the Federal Communication Commission’s recent announcement […]

Is Ted Cruz the New Champion of the Flat Tax?

flttxAnnouncing his 2016 presidential run at Liberty University last month, Ted Cruz, the first out of the starting gate, excited fiscal conservatives with his call for a flat tax to replace the IRS. Support for the concept has been picking up steam recently, due to the […]

What Good is a Tax Raising Republican?

God put the Republican Party on earth to cut taxes. If they don’t do that, they have no useful function. ~ Robert Novak

Recently the “Republican” dominated Georgia House and Senate passed a massive tax increase to fund booty for the transportation lobby … err … I mean future transportation projects. The increase was enthusiastically […]

North Carolina Utilities Hijack Energy Choice and Independence Legislation

slrNorth Carolina utility monopolies such as Duke Energy Carolinas and Dominion North Carolina Power have planted a poison pill in a piece of legislation designed to provide more energy choice and energy independence in North Carolina.

Publicly, the utilities are opposing the bill to prevent the innovative third-party-owned […]

Enough is Enough, Its Time to Downsize the Federal Government

bltdgvt4The size of the federal government has exploded over the last century. The legislative and judicial branches of government have grown to serve the increased number of states and their growing populations. The size and scope of the executive branch has grown to reflect an expanded role […]

Aren’t We All Looking Forward to ‘Internet at the Speed of Government?’

intrntslwWe were on February 26 subjected to the hugest of Barack Obama Administration Internet power grabs. Where the Administration unilaterally decided to start applying 1934 landline telephone law to the 21st-Century-Web.

This government grab was made under the guise of Network Neutrality – but this flashback-to-New-Deal phone […]

John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, And The Congress Ride Into A Box Canyon….

bhnr-mccnllThe New York Times considerately gives us an early look at the Box Canyon into which the 114th Congress, the GOP leading, is riding. In G.O.P. Is Divided as Budget Bills Start Piling Up we discover:

WASHINGTON — In their first major test of governing this year, […]

What Paul Krugman Could Learn From How Big Government Created The Obesity Epidemic

plkrgmnOne of the most frightening forces at work in the world today is the tendency of Big Government toward perversion of science. The scientific method is pristine. Scientists are human, and fallible. The secular beatification of scientists and demeaning of science is a perversion. Better to beatify […]

Exposing the Myth of Big Government as an Ally of the Average Person

government-Uncle_Sam-61The argument used by liberals since the New Deal is that a bigger federal government is a necessary aid to the poor and average American. It is as if government and the private economy represent two, mutually opposed constituencies. The economy serves the rich and powerful, and […]

Hillary's Hard Choices are About to Get Harder

2013-01-17T015659Z_1_CBRE90G05F200_RTROPTP_3_OSCE-CLINTONI finally finished the epic book by Hillary. I should at least be up for a Nobel peace prize. Obviously the book did not do well. And at the end of the day, it looks like Hillary has not accomplished much in all these so called years of […]

Boehner the Traitor

House Speaker John Boehner is a traitor to the U.S. Constitution and the American people.

By agreeing to fund ObamaCare as well as President Obama’s Executive Amnesty for illegal immigrants—-and by shamefully attacking his Tea Party Republican colleagues who refuse to go along with such travesties-—Speaker Boehner has demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt […]










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