Posts Tagged Big Government

Congressional Republicans are Completely Full of It

For the immediate six years following the party-line enactment of the Affordable Care Act, when Republicans initially took control of the House of Representatives and eventually the Senate as well, the GOP v0ted on no less than 52 (!) separate measures aiming to repeal the terrible legislation. At a time when Republicans did not fully […]

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Alabama Getting Out of the Marriage Business?

Or, more accurately, it appears Alabama may be getting out of the business of violently regulating marriage.  Alabama Senate Bill 20 passed a key procedural hurdle last week, receiving a 9-0 vote from the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee on 23 February.  The bill now moves before the full state Senate. This legislation would effectively nullify […]

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Big Government is an Insanely Overbearing Boyfriend

(Source: Independent Institute)   Episodes: “An Education in Debt”   “Protection from Jobs”   “A Remedy for Healthcare Choices”   “House Poor”   “Keeping a Close Eye on Privacy”  

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Is Privacy Overrated?

According to Seventh Circuit federal appellate Judge Richard Posner, it is. He writes that privacy in the 21st century, at least in the specific context of public spaces and constantly recording surveillance cameras, is essentially an archaic and indeed dangerous notion. He even broadens this concept by agreeing with former New York City Mayor Michael […]

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Same Tactics, Different Party?

Some Republicans in the so-called “lame duck” Congress are voicing complaints that present party leadership is attempting to “squeeze” through an omnibus spending bill, to the inexcusably ridiculous tune of $1+ trillion (!), by revealing it mere days before current funding resolutions expire. The reported intent is to limit reading (and criticism/amending) of the bill […]

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Police Misconduct Is Not (Usually) About Race

Much and more has been discussed in recent months regarding the alleged racist nature of police incidences that result in the abuse or deaths of civilians, notably exemplified of late by the case of Eric Garner in New York City. This assumed premise of racial prejudice on the part of police, however, is a fundamentally […]

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A Rule of Law or a Rule of Man?

“When we expect the law to be punctually executed, not one man in ten thousand will disobey it. It is the probable chance of escaping punishment that induces men to transgress.” There is one way more whereby such a government may be dissolved, and that is: When he who has the supreme executive power neglects […]

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