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Polling on Debt Controls

CPAC Attendees Report Strong Support for a BBA –  By Stuart MacPhail April, 2020 The March 1 edition of The Washington Times reported on a straw poll conducted of attendees at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).  They report that respondents to the Times/CPAC poll effectively said “it’s time to get back to fiscal discipline.” When…

Election Fraud

It’s naive to think election fraud is not happening in America. And by all parties concerned. At least it is contained to some degree. If we lose the Electoral College however, voter fraud will, by best estimates, become rampant across the country.

25th Article V Anniversary

A Sad 25th Anniversary – by Stuart MacPhail April, 2020 On March 18, Ralph Voss, a columnist for the Gasconade County Republican pointed out that March marked the 25th anniversary of the historic vote in the US Senate (HJ Res.1 – March 2, 1995) wherein a proposed constitutional amendment was defeated by a single vote. The…

Minimum Wage “Justice” Folly

Target, Which Cut Workers’ Hours and Doubled Workloads, Shows the Folly in Wage Fixation Target’s wage floor increase likely pleased those preaching “wage justice,” but the wage hikes came at a cost for other employees. Jon Miltimore – March 9, 2020 Bonnie Furlong started working at Target in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, more than seven years ago….

The Cure vs. the Disease

Panic Has Led to Government “Cures” That Are Worse than the Disease, History Shows Let’s take the novel coronavirus seriously, but let’s not throw reason, prudence, or the Constitution out the window. Jon Miltimore – March 20, 2020 Anyone who’s seen the John Hughes movie Ferris Beuller’s Day Off probably remembers the scene where Ferris’s economics teacher…

Judge Shames Judiciary

Judge Lynn Adelman Embarrasses the Federal Judiciary A U.S. district judge has called Chief Justice John Roberts’ promise to be an “umpire who calls the balls and strikes” a “masterpiece of disingenuousness.” GianCarlo Canaparo & Zack Smith – March 12, 2020 In a famous “I Love Lucy” episode, Lucy and Ethel get a job at a candy factory…

Election: Mail Ballot Fraud

Mail Ballots Are “The Wild West of Voter Fraud” Mail ballot fraud is by far the biggest voting integrity problem seen across Texas, says an assistant attorney general who prosecutes voter fraud. By Erin Anderson – March 26, 2018 Mail-in ballots are “the wild West of voter fraud,” a state official told Texas lawmakers in a…

Run Stores Like Schools?

What If Grocery Stores Worked Like Public Schools? Education is important. It might be too important to leave to the government. Eric Schuler – February 23, 2017 One of the most important things to consider when buying a house is the quality of the grocery district. As the name implies, the grocery district determines which…

State in Trouble

WSJ March 7, 2020 Spendthrift Illinois Races Toward Default By trying to tax its way out of fiscal disaster, the state makes matters worse. There’s a simple solution. By Orphe Divounguy | 795 words For 13 years, Puerto Rico has been in a man-made recession aggravated by natural disasters. In 2017 the island territory asked…

Term Limits!

Congress proposed the 22nd Amendment limiting its neighboring branch, the Executive, to two terms of office. It was approved by the states in February 1951. What about Congresses term of office? Shouldn’t they also be limited? Will they limit their own terms of office? Except for a few who self-limit, no, they won’t voluntarily give…

Adam Smith: Father of Economics

By RAKESH SHARMA – Jul 6, 2019 Adam Smith was an 18th-century philosopher renowned as the father of modern economics and a major proponent of laissez-faire economic policies. In his first book, “The Theory of Moral Sentiments,” Smith proposed the idea of an invisible hand—the tendency of free markets to regulate themselves by means of competition, supply and…

Education Alternatives

Alternatives to Public Education are Growing Jose Nino • March 4, 2020 At the community newspaper, Bluffton Today, Molly Clancy reported on the rising interest in private schooling. Clancy notes that families are opting for alternative education programs for various reasons: “To honor religious beliefs, prevent bullying, address learning disabilities or behavioral problems, explore more options in…

Basic Constitutional Civics

Fundamentals of our US Constitution Intended Audience: We the People Constitution Definition: The Constitution describes how our federal republican government is to work. The Bill of Rights define citizens protections from the government. Amendments are structural repairs. The Headquarters & Leadership: Hamilton in Federalist #78. “Whoever attentively considers the different departments of power must perceive,…

Good Reads: Keeney & Dodsworth

Recommended Reading by Thoughtful, Little-Known Writers By Stuart MacPhail, March 2020 There are two little-known writers who keep pumping out worthy reads aimed at stimulating thought on the shortcomings of America, its government, and how to address governance problems.  Unknown or not, their work is worth reading. Frank Keeney is a retired successful businessman and founder…

1619 Project Not Fit for Schools

The New York Times’ Correction To The 1619 Project Proves It Is Not Fit For Schools      The New York Times has finally admitted a key error in the 1619 Project. It disqualifies it from use in our schools. MARCH 13, 2020 By David Marcus After months of criticism from historians all over the political spectrum, the New…

Medical Injustice

WSJ March 7, 2020 A Court Corrects a Medical Injustice Cardiologist Richard Paulus went to prison because another doctor disagreed with his opinion. By Kyle Clark and Andrew George | 589 words A once-renowned Kentucky cardiologist is being released from federal prison after an appeals court threw out his health-care fraud conviction because the government…

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