Are We On Our Way To Gettysburg?
The lack of a Historical perspective may well prove to be the undoing of our nation. Once a people are divorced from their past they live in the Eternal Now and those who set the agenda can always change now.
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A Message to the RNC from a Constitutional Conservative
I received a fundraising email from the RNC today. I have been receiving letters and emails from them at an annoying rate. I have decided to explain to them why I have chosen to only donate to candidates directly and to Sen. DeMint’s Senate Conservatives Fund. My reply is below: When Steele steps down and the GOP stops calling people like McCain and McConnell | Read More »
Cherilyn Eagar and other challengers to Bob Bennett discuss international trade
Cherilyn Eagar and other challengers to Bob Bennett discuss international trade. Free trade or Fair Trade. http://www.youtube.com/user/Eagar4Senate#p/u/0/0IhGLSp2eZo You decide. Free Trade isn’t free if it isn’t fair _______________________________________________________________ Cherilyn Eagar for U.S. Senate – Principles for a Change Fiscal Restraint Limited Government Free Market Solutions Energy Independence Strong National Defense … not only abroad and along our borders, but within our communities and our families. | Read More »
Asia one more area Obama has failed to engage
I have been working with Joshua Treviño as an editor at Malaysia Matters (a site dedicated to tracking news and events in Malaysia from an American perspective). In this role, I have learned a great deal about the importance of Asia economically and strategically. Building on that, I have an article at the Huffington Post highlighting an issue that you might not be aware of | Read More »
Democrats Defy Constitution and Lie About Choice on Health Insurance
As Rep. Clyburn, the 3rd ranking House Democrat, recently put it ‘There’s nothing in the Constitution that says that the federal government has anything to do with most of the stuff we do.’ Sadly, the modus operandi of leadership in Washington today is to shove through Congress whatever legislation they can get away with nearly complete disregard to the responsibilities chartered in our country’s founding | Read More »
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, CATO Institute
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, deval patrick
, Free Trade
, Freedom Watch
, Individual Mandate
, Interstate Commerce
, James Clyburn
, New York
, swine flu
, tort reform
, Washington D.C.
Barney’s Bubble Babbling
To hear Congressman Barney Frank tell it, he was a lone voices of fiscal reason when the surge of ill-considered mortgage debt fueled the now-popped housing bubble. Unfortunately for Frank, this is the age of the Internet. Bloggers have proved more than willing to collate inconvenient evidence. Thanks to Ed Morrissey on HotAir.com, then, we have two testimonies of Frank-ish speechifying. Here’s Frank in 2009: | Read More »
Is Obama Warming to Colombia Free Trade?
Congressional Quarterly has a short piece on team Obama’s sudden revisiting of three free trade agreements that have been languishing in Congress for quite some time, all three efforts that the Bush Administration began but was unable to settle. One is a trade agreement with South Korea, the second is a Panama trade agreement and the third the Colombia Free Trade pact. It is the | Read More »
Open Thread Tuesdays: Principles, Tea Parties, Bush Winner, Obama Loser?
I’ve got several topics for you guys to discuss. First up is the topic of principles. What would the founding fathers say about our current course and how we steered so far away from our principles? Do you see the irony in the fact that after six years of being raked across the coal George Bush is on the verge of winning Iraq a year | Read More »
These people: U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he still wants to reopen the North American Free Trade Agreement, despite a warning from Canada that this would be a mistake, but he said he did not want to end up curbing trade. In an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp, shortly before his visit to Ottawa on Thursday, Obama also declined to characterize oil | Read More »
Hurts So Good
This account of the current G-7 meeting contains the following hopeful passage concerning the G-7’s intent regarding the issue of free trade: Amid signs some are attempting to shield domestic companies and workers from the fallout, the G-7 said it “remains committed to avoiding protectionist measures, which risks exacerbating the downturn.” Sounds lovely. It is then followed by this: A $787 billion package of tax | Read More »
The New, Old Protectionism
I try anew to fight the good fight against protectionism in my latest article over at The New Ledger. An excerpt includes my hope that: the Obama Administration will abandon “Buy American” provisions and other protectionist measures and instead, truly encourage the buying of American products by ensuring that free trade principles not only remain intact, but also thrive in the coming years. Only through | Read More »
What Obama Hath Wrought
Ugh. And yes, the wording of the title is deliberate; look at the story Mankiw links to and you will see that the protectionist measures being proposed by (surprise!) Canadian labor unions are modeled explicitly on the “Buy American” provisions in the stimulus bill. Heck, the labor unions in Canada even say that they have no problem with the Buy American provisions–I suppose that sentiment | Read More »
The Honeymoon Is Over
Much of the appeal of the Obama campaign for those who supported it revolved around the contention that if the erstwhile Senator from Illinois were elected President, we would instantly see a significant improvement in relations between America and the rest of the world. Those who believed this obviously did not take into account the possibility that the protectionism of the Obama Administration might tick | Read More »
Recipe For A Depression
While we are still struggling to get out of the most severe recession in nearly a quarter of a century, the Obama Administration is determined to make matters worse: The prospect of a trade war between the US and Europe is looming after “Buy American” provisions were added to President Barack Obama’s $820 billion (£573 billion) stimulus package. The EU trade commissioner vowed to fight | Read More »
Is More Regulation the Answer?
Regulation. We’re told that it would have saved us from this and that event associated with the current economic downturn. Well, probably not. First off, remember that we have had regulation during this period. Clinton upped regulatory oversight of businesses; so did Bush. Next, the mere fact that there are regulations doesn’t make them effective. Take Bernard Madoff. What Madoff engaged in was a swindle | Read More »