How “Constitutional” are the Votes of Your State’s Federal Delegation?

I remember from two years ago the charges leveled at Tennessee’s Senator Bob Corker. One of his opponents claimed that Corker voted with President Obama 60% of the time. Despite making this claim over and over, I never did find any evidence they presented which could be independently verified or, at least, evaluated for validity [...]

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When Will California Wise Up and Learn From the Tax Mistakes of Others?

According to Fox and Hounds, a California watchdog site that monitors business and politics in the Golden State, the California Senate fast tracked SB 768, a bill that would raise taxes on a pack of cigarettes by a whopping $2.00 per pack; a 230% increase over the current $0.87 per pack. Did I mention the [...]

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Five Self Evident Truths of Independence

Thomas Jefferson penned a magnificent document declaring the just case for America’s independence. The bulk of the Declaration is an account of the Crown’s actions. Actions taken by monarchs for centuries. But why were the Crown’s actions evil? The power of the Declaration is seen in a single paragraph. What Independence means is found there. We [...]

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How Long Since Senate Democrats Passed a Budget?

The short answer is, not since April 29th of 2009! That’s hard to wrap one’s head around or to keep track of since not only does the answer change each and every moment but there’s no simplification. To help cut down the confusion, the nice folks at The Heritage Foundation whipped up this nice little [...]

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Today Will Be The Last Day of My Husband’s Life …

Ben and I have been married for 1 year, 4 months and 2 days. Ben has just 16.5 hours left here on this earth with me. Sixteen and a half hours of time and we have no idea the end is coming … The clock is ticking. So my friend, Nikki Goeser, begins her story. [...]

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My Thoughts on This Memorial Day …

Author’s note: I wrote this back in August of 2007 under the title In the Company of Men on the eve of my son’s departure for Basic Training. He is currently on his 2nd Afghan deployment and has just re-enlisted and been promoted to Sergeant. I could not be more proud of him and his [...]

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Who Dares Call it Terror?

In what is sure to become an iconic image, a London Muslim, hands stained with the blood of his victim lying in the street behind him, is calm as he explains murdering a soldier in cold blood. In short, it was for jihad. CNN reported the man in the image said of himself and his [...]

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For the Boston Bombers, the President is Just Putting On Ayers …

I have listened, with fascination and horror, to the President’s words since the Boston bombing. I found them a dispassionate litany of the obvious that did little to inspire or encourage. Among them, he noted: … on days like this there are no Republicans or Democrats – we are Americans … …that all Americans stand [...]

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Was Voting for Cloture a Vote to Infringe on Our 2A Rights?

Yesterday I wrote about 16 GOP Senators voting to begin debate on gun rights in the Senate. I noted that, in doing so, they had done nothing to violate the 2nd Amendment or any earlier statements of 2A support they had made. The vote was procedural and merely allowed debate. Some people understood the distinction. [...]

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16 GOP Senators Being Denounced for Their Vote Did What, Exactly?

Yesterday 16 Republican Senators, including both Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker from Tennessee, joined Democrats in voting to begin debate on legislation expanding background checks on gun purchases. With 68 votes to begin debate, a threatened GOP filibuster was stopped before it started. Grassroots reaction was both swift and pointed. Grassfire.com wrote, “Sen. Harry Reid’s gun-control [...]

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