Category: American Government

March 13, 2012

Congress: Fix it or start over

Filed under: American Government - 13 Mar 2012

To say that Americans have lost confidence in Congress is a huge understatement. Congress approval ratings of 12% are at all time lows, with disapproval ratings of 84% at all time highs, while 56% of Americans surveyed thought replacing …

February 24, 2012

Are Conservatives with Ginsburg or the Founders on the Constitution?

When Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in Egypt recently that she “would not look to the U.S. Constitution if [she] were drafting a constitution in the year 2012,” it was no surprise. In that the Constitution militates against a nanny …

December 4, 2011

The REINS Act

By: John Hampton

The REINS Act would require Congress to approve any new “major” regulations issued by the Executive Branch of government, before they are enacted on the American people. A “major” regulation is defined as one that carries an annual …

We’ve Been Had: Reagan’s words have gone unheeded

In Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural address, he described America by saying, “We are a nation that has a government, not the other way around.” Thirty years later, that doesn’t exactly ring true.

December 3, 2011

Interference of the Tortious Kind This Way Comes

Politicians are wicked beasts. Some people believe this is due to their lack of a moral compass. The truth however is that these heinous creatures do indeed have a moral compass. However it operates on a reverse …

August 27, 2011

It’s the Spending, Stupid: A Crucial Historical Look at Federal-Government Spending

We have failed to heed the lessons of economic history, with terrible consequences for our economy and country. And the most crucial of those lessons, particularly since the start of LBJ’s Great Society, is this: deficits have been caused not …

August 16, 2011

Is Government a Moral Idea?

Thomas Paine once wrote that: “Government is, at its very best, a necessary evil; at it’s worst an intolerable one.” There is a lot of wisdom in that phrase. It’s something that every American should think about. Especially now, in …

July 22, 2011

Solutions for the ‘Tax Gap’

In 2010, there was a “tax gap”—i.e., the difference between federal taxes owed and those actually paid—of $410–$500 billion.

July 16, 2011

How Do You Know When Government Has Gotten Too Big?

No, I do not ask the question without knowing the answer. Government is too big when the lack of government actually prevents people from living their lives. Our founding fathers wanted government to be there to protect people …

July 3, 2011

Government Needs to be Put in its Place

When you get right down to it you can divide all of political philosophy into two camps: one believes that the state should control the individual, the other believes that the individual should control the state. Our founding fathers were …

July 2, 2011

Our Great, Intelligent, and “Wonderful” Leaders

Filed under: American Government - 02 Jul 2011

Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve come to the conclusion that our great, intelligent, and wonderful leaders all need to be put out to pasture; preferably in someone else’s sand-pile or back yard.

June 16, 2011

Chris (“Hardbutt”) Matthews: Just Another Way To Spell “Stupid”

Chris Matthews has a television show. This MSNBC puke-fest entitled “Hardball” allows Mr. Matthews his opportunity to show his liberal stripes to all of the 700,000 or so liberal morons who tune into his egoistic Catholicism and general idiocy each …

June 13, 2011

The Strategic Debate We Need To Have

The U.S. federal debt is our nation’s greatest strategic weakness. As the debt continues to grow, our military posture around the globe is threatened. Defense cuts are coming, and with that reduction must come a reduced mission. …

May 10, 2011

No Right To Tax Miles Traveled

Filed under: American Government,Taxes & Taxation - 10 May 2011

Under the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, you have the Right to KEEP AND BEAR ARMS, unfettered by government interference. Even the U.S. Supreme Court has decreed that government, be it city, county, state or federal, does not …

April 18, 2011

Obama’s speech: President plans cuts to defense budget

President Barack Obama, during his much heralded speech on Wednesday, mentioned his desire to “seek additional savings” within the U.S. Armed Forces which likely entail cuts to the Defense Department’s fiscal 2013 budget.

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