Just 23% believe Gov’t has Consent of the Governed
Just 23% say the US Government has the consent of the governed. This result of a new Rasmussen Poll is startling in its simplicity. It simply states that in the opinion of the people, their representatives have not been representing them but doing something else. How else could the American people have come to the conclusion that their own government rules in their name but | Read More »
How High is the Debt Ceiling?
In the past week many flocks of birds have been dropping dead out of the sky, fish have floated belly up on various rivers, and bumble bees are buzzing off to drop dead too. Some have been blaming Bush, others have been blaming invisible airplanes, anti-missile technology, UFOs, Obamacare, Global Warmening/ Coolening, and Santa Claus’s hypersonic sleigh. But the most amusing reason I’ve heard is | Read More »
Of Tea Parties, Tempests, and Teapots
The Tea Party Patriots and the Claremont Institute both scheduled shindigs to welcome the Freshman class of Republicans to Washington DC on the same day, at overlapping times. It’s a classic tempest in a teapot. Leaving aside hurt feelings, territoriality and resentments it’s important to make a few points. The Tea Party Patriots event begins with brunch and goes 11:30AM to 3:30PM. The Claremont event | Read More »
Is there a Right to Healthcare?
According to long established tradition in the English common law, and as explained by the eminent Blackstone, the three rights in the Declaration of Independence are as follows. Life is the right to live, intact with one’s limbs, eyes, and organs. Any physical damage that cripples or removes a limb, or eyes, or kills one violates this right. This definition was important because according to | Read More »
Revisited: Cancer Coverage Denied by Government, but assisted suicide covered
Rest in Peace Barbara Wagner. She has died in the year since this was news, but Barbara Wagner’s story was discussed some in late Summer 2008. Not much discussion went on, since there were no healthcare hijack bills on the floor of the House and Senate. But now the White House is discounting claims that the government would pay for suicide pills for sick people | Read More »
We Scare because we Care: An Obamascare Roundup
Obamonsters Inc.© has been flooding the zone with pure insanity about the health scare plan, much of it actually in the bills. Not only are the bills filled with billions, perhaps trillions, in giveaways to ACORN, Americorps, the SEIU, and foreign tourists, they have abortion and euthanasia mandates that would, in turn, close Catholic hospitals and deny curative care to sick old folks while paying | Read More »
Shouting from the Rooftops to be Heard in the Debate over Health Care
The Debate on Health Care is over. At least that is what the hard-left Democrats and their lackeys and lickspittles in the Pravda Media tell us. This was a surprise to me, since I never saw the debate, heard it, or read it. I have a television. I watch the news. I am on the Internet. Man, am I ever on the Internet! No debate | Read More »
The Real Cost of Government Regulation is Paid With Human Lives
The US government has set the price of a human life for the purposes of new regulations at 7 million dollars. The US government does a cost benefit analysis on proposed regulations to see if they make economic sense. This seems like a good idea. Certainly we don’t need regulations that have greater costs than benefits. Now, when it comes to health and safety regulations, | Read More »