Subsidizing Failure

    “But that’s still not a reason for taxpayers to foot the bill.  It’s a reason for the actual research and development to be paid for by the companies that will profit from this long-promised breakthrough, and if they’re not willing to finance it with their own money, we have no business forcing our constituents to finance them with theirs” — Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA), House | Read More »

    Letter to President Obama Regarding Libya

    March 23, 2011 The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States The White House Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: I have read your letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate dated March 21, 2011 concerning your order that United States Armed Forces attack the nation of Libya. You cite the authority of United | Read More »

    California’s Proposition 8

    California’s Proposition 8: Judge Walker’s opinion that traditional marriage is an affront to the Bill of Rights would no doubt have come as a surprise to the American Founders – and to more than two centuries of American jurisprudence affirming that institution. Fortunately, the architects of our Constitution recognized the damage that feeble reasoning can do from the bench and provided a multitude of checks | Read More »

    Response to President Calderon

    . House Chamber, Washington, D.C. May 20, 2010. M. Speaker: I rise to take strong exception to the speech of the President of Mexico while in this chamber today. The Mexican government has made it very clear for many years that it holds American sovereignty in contempt and President Calderon’s behavior as a guest of the Congress confirms and underscores this attitude. It is highly | Read More »