Rep @PeteOlson & @RepJoeBarton want to expand government with the #RFSMandate

    Rep @PeteOlson & @RepJoeBarton want to expand government with the #RFSMandate

    Where to begin with the monstrosity that is the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS Mandate)? It is rare that one gets the opportunity to highlight a government initiative so awful, that I can say without an ounce of hyperbole, that it is starving children. STARVING. CHILDREN. How? And what does that have to do with Olson and Barton? Well let’s start at the beginning of this | Read More »

    The Chuck Schumer Republicans Roll Amnesty Train Down the Cliff

    The Senate just voted 82-15 to proceed with debate on the amnesty/immigration deform bill.  Every Democrat voted yes, laying waste to the notion that there are still moderate red state Democrats.  15 Republicans voted to stand with We the People against the La Raza foreign lobby/K Street juke box: Barrasso, Boozman, Crapo, Cruz, Enzi, Grassley, Inhofe, Kirk, Lee, Risch, Roberts, Scott, Sessions, Shelby, Vitter McCain, | Read More »

    Over Criminalization and the NSA

    One of the sites I routinely read, Kottke.org, linked to a new book out I have not read. It is called Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent. This is an issue I care deeply about from my days as an indigent criminal defense attorney to my present study and review of prosecutorial overreach in the United States.The issue of over criminalization | Read More »

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    @NYTimes: The Dog Ate My Global Warming.

    Any sane person can see that 73 climate models failed to predict a 15-year plateau in Global Warming. But the New York Times is no sane person.

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    A Primer on the Upcoming Senate Immigration Debate

    On Tuesday afternoon, Harry Reid plans to bring the amnesty/immigration deform bill (S.744) to the floor for the first procedural vote – cloture on motion to proceed with debate.  Harry Reid can probably count on all 54 Democrats voting for cloture, with the possible exception of Mark Pryor (AR).  In a sane world, Senate Republicans would all vote against the motion (even assuming we lose | Read More »

    Trust and Taps

    Trust and Taps

    It is long held that the government can look at the outside of an envelope as it passes through the postal system. The government can see who is sending a letter, to whom it is being sent, and from which postal location the letter was mailed. The government, in the twenty-first century, is trying to come to terms with a society that transmits information differently | Read More »

    A Faith To Stand Firm

    A Faith To Stand Firm

    The Boy Scouts, as by now you know, has decided to allow in gay scouts while keeping two prohibitions. The first is that which prevents gay scout leaders. The second, which has gone mostly without notice, is the prohibition on sexual activity by scouts. This has put many Christians in a position they never asked to be in, in a fight they never asked for | Read More »

    The New York times sacrifices its credibility on the Obama altar

    Within hours of the disclosure that the federal authorities routinely collect data on phone calls Americans make, regardless of whether they have any bearing on a counterterrorism investigation, the Obama administration issued the same platitude it has offered every time President Obama has been caught overreaching in the use of his powers: Terrorists are a real menace and you should just trust us to deal with them because we have internal mechanisms (that we are not going to tell you about) to make sure we do not violate your rights.

    Those reassurances have never been persuasive — whether on secret warrants to scoop up a news agency’s phone records or secret orders to kill an American suspected of terrorism — especially coming from a president who once promised transparency and accountability. The administration has now lost all credibility.

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    Lindsey Graham’s World

    Lindsey Graham's World

    The Constitution. The Bill of Rights. The Declaration of Independence. To some these are little more than historical documents, but to conservatives these are the law of the land. It is clear as one reads them, the foundation of our country was built with limited government and the free market in mind. However, Washington is out of touch. Special interests throw money at career politicians. | Read More »

    New Mexico Attorney General Gary King’s (Democrat) …links… to stolen emails.

    New Mexico Attorney General Gary King's (Democrat) ...links... to stolen emails.

    Oh man but this is going to throw a spanner into the works for Democrats in New Mexico next year. Executive summary: Jamie Estrada, former campaign manager for Susana Martinez (now the Republican governor of New Mexico), is accused of stealing* emails from her campaign account and passing them along to Democratic operative (and accused pedophile[**]) Jason Loera. Loera is likewise accused of passing along | Read More »

    Welcome To The American Orwell State

    If we don’t end the emerging American Orwell State, Francis Fukayama and the Dead Kennedys both could be tragically correct. History may well end, and it could end with Bedtime For Democracy. What Fukayama got right is that Western governments would emerge with hegemony over the rest of the world due to their advantages in wealth, culture and technology. What he got wrong was that they would use these advantages to stifle their own citizenry through the formation of what George Orwell described as Oligarchical Collectivism.

    To properly assure the uncontested hegemony of an Inner Party Elite, all information must be controlled and censored. How else can both Google and the noble, all-knowing state assure themselves that we’ll do no evil? Well, according to The Washington Post (and other officially official sources within the Ministry of Truth), we no longer need to worry about that.

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    VIDEO: The #IRS Scandal Exposes the Cost of Big Government

    VIDEO: The #IRS Scandal Exposes the Cost of Big Government

    The Heritage Foundation released a new video yesterday which I hope you’ll share. It shows the cost of big government through the testimonies of its victims. It’s more than trillions in debt on our children. It’s more than business being strangled by overreaching regulations. It’s more than a welfare state. There is a cost to the soul of our founding and the future of our | Read More »

    Bill Shuster Wants to Bring Back Earmarks

    Earlier this week, my PAC endorsed Art Halvorson against Bill Shuster in PA-9.  As the House begins to debate the new water bill, Shuster is amplifying our point – that he is a big government Republican wasting the most conservative district in the state.  Shuster has never been shy about his disdain for the earmark ban.  Several weeks ago, he said that “at some point | Read More »

    Remember When Dems Supported Obama’s Extension Of The Patriot Act?

    Remember When Dems Supported Obama's Extension Of The Patriot Act?

    I was stunned to see the silence from the left on the Verizon data grab. We’re talking about a broad use of a poorly-interpreted law that should never have been signed into law in the first place. The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America’s largesttelecoms providers, under a top secret court order issued | Read More »

    Mothers: Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t

    Mothers: Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't

    Recently RedState’s own Erick Erickson found himself at the center of a controversy over the implications of a new Pew Research study.  The report stated that mothers are now the primary source of income in 40% of American households.  The trouble for Erickson came when he dared to give his opinion on the findings, saying, “Having mom as primary bread winner is bad for kids | Read More »