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Seton Motley is a consultant and the president of Less Government. He is a writer, television and radio commentator, political and policy strategist, lecturer, debater, and activist. Please feel free to follow him: Twitter.com/SetonMotley and Facebook.com/SetonMotley.

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    The EPA Assaults the Private Sector – and the Environment

    There are few things more dangerous to private enterprise than government bureaucrats with time on their hands. And since most bureaucrats have no legitimate reason for being – they have lots and lots of time on their hands. In 2009, the federal government had at least 2,748,978 employees – and 97.6% of civilian federal employees were in the executive branch (and do you think that | Read More »

    Assault by Government: Draining the Capital Pool

    David Lee Roth – the original lead singer of mega-rock group Van Halen – gave us an excellent assessment of the value of coin: “Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it.” What this amusingly quantifies is that money is a vital component of any and everything we do. Certainly for how we | Read More »

    How Google Can Rig Everything in Washington, D.C. – and All Around the World

    Let us ponder for a moment who and what Google is. Google has made tens of billions of dollars – being all up in your business. Uber-efficiently doing what governments the world over have for centuries only at best bumblingly attempted – accumulating reams and reams of data on millions and millions of people. Google is a private company. These millions of people voluntarily use | Read More »

    Dirty Harry Knows: The EPA’s Got to Know Its Limitations

    Clint Eastwood’s iconic Dirty Harry Callahan uttered one of the greatest movie lines of all time: “A man’s got to know his limitations.” It would appear no one in Washington, D.C. has ever heard of Harry or his weighty wisdom. No one in our nation’s capitol seems to think they are limited in any way. Not by any personal shortcomings – it’s like everyone who | Read More »

    We Don’t Need ‘Great’ Leaders – We Need Constitutional Ones

    The Founding Fathers knew what Lord John Dalberg-Acton knew. And far too few of us know the totality of Lord Acton’s sage sentiment: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” “Great men are almost always bad men.” America as envisioned and designed by the Founders was absolutely great. Subsequent men and women striving for a legacy | Read More »

    Why Conservatives Object to Leftist Patent ‘Reform’

    The following is in response to Mytheos Holt’s Townhall “The Three Dumbest ‘Conservative’ Objections to Patent Reform.” —- The Left, along with huge Leftist companies, are pushing to fundamentally transform – radically undermine – the Constitutionally-protected intellectual property known as patents. As the Left is wont to do, they are looking to thoroughly alter the Constitution – without amending it. Passing legislation that guts a | Read More »

    Status Quo Government Meddling and Cronyism Is…Progress?

    It hasn’t been a great year from the perspective of shrinking government. In fact, it’s been terrible. Really awful, pork-and-cronyism-filled programs are being refunded, renewed – and even resurrected. Since November – when We the People delivered Republicans another historic landslide victory – what have they delivered us? Laura Ingraham Blasts Republican Leadership Over $1.1 Trillion CR-Omnibus Budget Bill “A 1,600 page bad joke.” Congress | Read More »

    The Private Sector Giveth – and Government Taketh Away

    It is – sadly, always – a clash of two titans. The private sector and government. There are claims made that it is – or can be – a symbiotic relationship. The free market and government – walking hand-in-hand into a brighter tomorrow. But it is never symmetrical – it is always adversarial. In large part because it isn’t a fair fight. The government gets | Read More »

    Government Slowly Kills the Private Sector – And Blames the Victim for Its Sputtering Demise

    One of the advantages Big Government advocates have in their efforts to end the private sector – is the size of the victim. A $17-trillion-a-year economy is so huge – it almost always takes a lot of time to dismantle. It’s like taking down those giant oliphants in the “Lord of the Rings.” Our economy can take a LOT of government arrows – and continue | Read More »

    The Donald Trump Rule: ‘Flip-Flopping’ to the Right Position Can Be a Very Good Thing

    We hear the charge leveled all the time: “Flip-flopper.” When someone fundamentally changes their position on an issue. We are naturally left to wonder if the move is genuine. Are they are saying what they think – or what they think we want to hear? Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has rocketed to to the top of the sixteen-candidate heap – in large part because | Read More »


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