Brutus was Right
I can scarcely contemplate a greater calamity that could befall this country, than be loaded with a debt exceeding their ability ever to discharge. If this be a just remark, it is unwise and improvident to vest in the general government a power to borrow at discretion, without any limitation or restriction. Brutus, Anti-Federalist We have been moving steadily towards this calamity since the dawn of the Progressive Era. The object | Read More »
Is Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin (D) Violating Campaign Finance Laws?
Promoted from diaries. – ML A year ago Vt. State Senator, now Vt. Governor, Peter Shumlin (D) was advocating tougher Campaign Finance Reform on the heels of the, now legendary, Citizen United decision. In fact, here is then Sen. Shumlin being quoted on the importance of new legislation to curb “outside expenditures” by corporations. It’s very tough to get politicians to change campaign finance laws when it affects | Read More »
It’s Spring in Vermont
From the diaries by Neil It is an exciting time for the Republican party, and conservative and libertarian activists, here in Vermont. The Green Mountain State is finally shaking off winter, the skies are clear and the grass has returned. The frozen tundra has receded and life has begun anew. With Spring comes the inevitable return of the political season as well. Although we face a General Assembly | Read More »
“What I had been fell from me like dirty rags”
Today is Whittaker Chambers’ birthday and the Heritage Foundation has a small celebratory post for the occasion. Appropriately, Heritage also links to an essay by Richard Reinsch on Chambers’ exit from communism and his rebirth as a conservative. The Reinsch essay is exceptional and I highly encourage everyone to take the time to read the whole thing, but here are a few portions I clipped. Chambers’ enduring | Read More »
Reagan – Unmuted
Today is President Ronald Wilson Reagan’s 100th birthday. I can think of no better way to honor and respect that man then to reminisce upon his thoughts on life and truces. More than a decade ago, a Supreme Court decision literally wiped off the books of 50 States statutes protecting the rights of unborn children. Abortion on demand now takes the lives of up to | Read More »
Taking a hiatus, here’s something to chew on for the primaries.
I have decided to take a vacation from RedState. The pre-primary season has already set a tone and it’s not one I tend to care for. I’m a fighter by nature, protective of my colleagues and the community at large, with that comes a certain passion that can manifest itself in de-constructing trolls, mobies, libertines, and other various miscreants of the blogosphere. Now, because I | Read More »
Renewing America: Featuring Audible RedState
Our own Ben Howe [follow on twitter] has a weekly radio show, called Renewing America, that airs Monday nights at 9pm EST*. In this weeks broadcast I had the honor of doing a segment titled “Audible RedState”. I chose to highlight Erick’s post “Impotence & Salad”. Ben also went on to have an eventful conversation with GayPatriot aka Bruce [follow him on twitter also] on | Read More »
A Note to GOProud and Other Libertarian Tea Partiers
This weekend GOProud and some “Tea Partiers” decided to tell the GOP to put SoCons in the back of the bus. From Politico: “On behalf of limited-government conservatives everywhere, we write to urge you and your colleagues in Washington to put forward a legislative agenda in the next Congress that reflects the principles of the Tea Party movement,” they write to presumptive House Speaker John | Read More »
On NPR and Juan Williams.
In case you haven’t heard yet, Juan Williams was fired by the taxpayer subsidized NPR (National Public Radio). He was fired for saying that he too has anxiety when he sees people in Muslim garb on a plane with him. He was fired for telling the truth, as Erick Erickson noted in the linked post. Juan’s anxiety is a completely normal human response to a | Read More »
1, 2, 3, Currahee
About a year ago my father died and over this past year, not a day has gone by that I didn’t think of him. Sometimes those thoughts would bring pain, other times joy. Today I was checking out the blogs looking for something interesting to read/watch when I found a post on iOwntherworld. The title was Currahee, and I immediately smiled. Before even watching the | Read More »