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A new mask for politicians to hide behind

In Opinion, Political Critique, Recommended Reading on January 31, 2011 at 4:04 pm

QUERY:  If we delete (1) the power to give away other people’s money, (2) fame and (3) fortune from among the benefits of holding elected office, how many Robert Byrds or Chuck Schumers, e.g., will continue to “sacrifice” their own lives for a life of “public service”? A great piece by Don Boudreaux of GMU (link below).

 

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RWR – The real version of “speaking truth to power”

In Opinion, Recommended Reading on January 31, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Ronald Reagan never backed down.  Can you say that about ANY of the political classs today?

Read what I call When men were men.  A piece in WSJ by Paul Kengor about President Reagan’s understanding of Soviet Union’s evil intentions and his will power to withstand the criticism that generated in diplomatic circles.

Telling the truth can cause a ruckus, but in the end . . . we win, they lose.

Has anyone told the unvarnished truth to Hosni Mubarak for 30 years?  Standing up to Moscow was easier than telling the truth to Cairo.  Really?

Has Newt given up?

In Opinion, Political Critique, Recommended Reading on January 31, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Small government.  Individual freedom.  Free markets.

Wouldn’t we expect Mr. Gingrich to be faithful to a few (I think a fair minimum is those 3) of the foundational components of this thing we call America?  Or has immersion in government’s culture and crowd, has living in the cocoon that is Washington, DC deafened him?

The Wall Street Journal has an opinion.

Mr Gingrich has decided that political control of the allocation of the nation’s resources, in this case corn, is a good thing – at least while he’s campaigning in Iowa.  This isn’t political pandering.  It’s the way Washington-bound operators think inside their cocoon.

We can do better.

A Letter to the WSJ

In Financial, Letters to Editor, Regulation on January 31, 2011 at 3:54 am

Our letter recently published in The Wall Street Journal

Link here.

You smilingly call it “fine print” when you describe the portion of President Obama’s recent executive order that requires agencies to consider the unquantifiable benefits of “human dignity, fairness and distributive impacts” when weighing the costs and benefits of a regulation (“Obama’s Rule-Making Loophole,” Review & Outlook, Jan. 24). That’s not fine print. That is the very essence and the sole purpose of the executive order—to override any and all previous orders which required an honest, objective cost/benefit analysis.

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Introducing T.V. – Your Voice

In Opinion on January 27, 2011 at 4:31 pm

An elitist political class controls the two dominant political parties.  The parties have hijacked the political dialogue and perverted the governance of our nation.  Their primary purpose is to perpetuate their control of the power of the federal government for the benefit of themselves and their “constituencies,” a.k.a. campaign fund contributors and other favored privileged interests.  The resulting size and omnipresence of government is anathema to a country of men and women who believe their elected officials should be controlled by constitutional boundaries.  The Third Voice (TV) movement aims to re-enfranchise Americans and return to the people the power of selecting those who wish to serve in positions of power in our republic.