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Upending Our Caste System | National Review Online
Learn more about the context of the Wisconsin debate before it comes to your hometown.
nation  socialism  blogs 
february 2011 by johnniebyrd
What Liberals Don't Know About Guns, Chapter 217 - Ann Coulter
There's only one policy of any kind that has ever been shown to deter mass murder: concealed-carry laws. In a comprehensive study of all public, multiple-shooting incidents in America between 1977 and 1999, the highly regarded economists John Lott and Bill Landes found that concealed-carry laws were the only laws that had any beneficial effect.
And the effect was not small. States that allowed citizens to carry concealed handguns reduced multiple-shooting attacks by 60 percent and reduced the death and injury from these attacks by nearly 80 percent.
When there are no armed citizens to stop mass murderers, the killers are able to shoot unabated, even pausing to reload their weapons, until they get bored and stop. Some stop only when their trigger fingers develop carpal tunnel syndrome.
Consider just the school shootings -- popular sites for mass murder because so many schools are "gun-free zones." Or, as mass murderers call them, "free-fire zones."
home  secondamendment  guns  nation  blogs 
february 2011 by johnniebyrd
WHO LOST EGYPT? | Dick Morris
In the 1950s, the accusation “who lost China” resonated throughout American politics and led to the defeat of the Democratic Party in the presidential elections of 1952. Unless President Obama reverses field and strongly opposes letting the Muslim brotherhood take over Egypt, he will be hit with the modern equivalent of the 1952 question: Who Lost Egypt?
The Iranian government is waiting for Egypt to fall into its lap. The Muslim Brotherhood, dominated by Iranian Islamic fundamentalism, will doubtless emerge as the winner should the government of Egypt fall. The Obama Administration, in failing to throw its weight against an Islamic takeover, is guilty of the same mistake that led President Carter to fail to support the Shah, opening the door for the Ayatollah Khomeini to take over Iran.
blogs  home  egypt 
february 2011 by johnniebyrd
Can Our Nation Be Saved? - Walter E. Williams
Williams: "In his speech to Virginia's ratifying convention, James Madison said, "Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it."" This is profound, and it's where we are.
blogs  economics 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
Hope, Change, and "Invest" - Ann Coulter - Townhall Conservative
"Remember how massive government "investments" gave rise to the telephone, the light bulb, the automobile, the airplane, the personal computer ... OK, none of those. But massive government expenditures did give us Amtrak and the TSA!"
blogs  sotu  obama  investing 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
Too many caveats and concessions in State of the Union | Washington Examiner
"In his State of the Union address, President Obama at times sounded like he was channeling President Reagan: cutting the deficit, hailing private enterprise and individual initiative, talking about the future. But for all his eloquence, the president wrapped his liberal ideology in conservative sheep's clothing." Cal Thomas, columnist
blogs  sotu  obama 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
How the States Can Carry the Torch to Repeal Obamacare | Heritage Foundation
"Obamacare significantly expands eligibility for Medicaid, and though the federal government will foot the bill in the first years of its enactment, in the end states still will be left picking up a portion of the cost."
blogs  obamacare 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
The American Spectator : A Natural Born Job Killer
Thomas Jefferson famously observed that "The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers."
blogs  obamacare  jobs 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
Why We're a Divided Nation - Walter E. Williams
This is a good explanation of what I would call "Tyranny by the Majority" in the United States Congress.
blogs  democracy  partisanship 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
Dependence Day - The Erosion of Personal Liberty - Mark Steyn - The New Criterion
Steyn: "The United States is facing nothing so amiable and genteel as Continental-style “decline,” but something more like sliding off a cliff."
blogs  nation  liberty  socialism 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
Michelle Malkin » Milestone: More than half of all states now suing to escape Obamacare
I am optimistic that the US Supreme Court will finally put limits on Congress.
obamacare  blogs  states  nation 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
Budget Crisis Rhetoric - Thomas Sowell
American families have had to 'reset' their budgets due to the Great Recession, so why can't state and local government? Sowell aptly points out, "Legally, bankruptcy wipes out commitments made to public sector unions, whose extravagant pay and pension contracts are bleeding municipal and state governments dry."
congress  statebudget  statepensions  budgetcrisis  blogs  nation 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
Cato Institute Immigration White Paper
A must read for anyone who understands that a well-crafted and enforceable guest worker program  is necessary for the US economy.
blogs  immigration  cato 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
A Republican Showdown? - Thomas Sowell
Clinton won the standoff against Newt over the budget. Are times different?
blogs  spending  debtceiling  congress 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
What Our Constitution Permits - Walter E. Williams
The constitutional power of Congress to act on any given issue has certainly been overlooked in its rush to find a 'big government' fix for every known issue. It is great to see that Congress will at least stop and give it a thought for a change.
blogs  constitution  spending  bills  congressionalpower 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
John Stossel - DC Spending: Our Dismal Debt Picture
Republicans will have to learn that there is no budget line labeled "waste, fraud, abuse." If they are serious about cutting government, they will ax entire programs, departments and missions.
blogs  spending  congress 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
Michelle Malkin » Blame Righty: A condensed history
The solution isn’t to “tone it down” and turn the other cheek, but to confront them forcefully with the facts — and to fight back unapologetically against insidious efforts to diminish the law-abiding, constitutionally-protected, peaceful, vigorous political speech and activism of the Right in the name of repressive “civility.”
blogs  freespeech  media 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
Michael Barone - Some Perspective on the Tucson Massacre
Michael Barone always has a level-headed take on things including the Tucson tragedy.
arizonashooting  freespeech  michaelbarone  blogs 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
The Worst Sheriff in America - Michelle Malkin - Townhall
Ambitious and partisan local state attorneys and sheriffs are out of their league in national debates, but they do have a lot of power to throw around before they are outed.
blogs  arizonashooting 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
Polls Say Left Struck Out on Arizona Slander - American Thinker
I do worry about the 32% who believe that free speech is to blame for anything.
blogs  arizonashooting 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
Charles Krauthammer - Massacre, followed by libel
The Left is underestimating the intelligence of the American public. That might have been the way to go before the advent of the information age.
blogs  arizonashooting 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
American Thinker: The Left, Not the Right, Owns Political Violence
"Well, we do have some proof now, and it's clear that the shooter was in no way connected to the Tea Party, the Republican Party, or any other movement on the political right.  Law enforcement officials have revealed that suspect Jared Loughner was rejected by the Army and kicked out of college.  He appeared to have mental health issues, and he was a reader of The Communist Manifesto."
blogs  freedomofspeech  firstamendment  giffords 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
Bloodshed and Invective in Arizona -
Less than 48 hours after this tragedy, the Left takes the opportunity to slander the Right and repeats its old rhetoric saying, "Arizona should lead the nation in quieting the voices of intolerance, demanding an end to the temptations of bloodshed, and imposing sensible controls on its instruments." 
blogs  editorials  arizona  giffords 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
Charles Krauthammer - Constitutionalism
"Americans are in the midst of a great national debate over the power, scope and reach of the government established by that document." I hope the constitution wins.
blogs  constitution 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
If you don't believe that business (jobs) are mobile and will leave your city, county and state, then you need to read this.
nation  blogs 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
Who is Actually Paying Income Tax? Cato Institute: Commentary
The top 57% of earners pay 97.3% of all income tax paid. The bottom 50% of earners pay on 2.7% of the total income taxes. Something is very wrong here, and the Democrats want to tilt the table even further???
nation  blogs 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
2011 and Beyond - Cato Institute
Check out the tables in this very good article. Big government does not equate to recovery or jobs. Never has, never will.
nation  blogs 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
America Without Government Schools - New American
Whoever this guy is, he's dead right about getting the government out of the education business.
blogs  Education 
december 2010 by johnniebyrd
American Thinker: The Return of Obama Gravitas
The old media will pour it on trying to give Obama some bounce headed toward 2012.
blogs  obama  media 
december 2010 by johnniebyrd
Michelle Malkin: Internet access is not a “civil right”
Where does it say in the Constitution that someone has a right for me to pay for their Internet access?
nation  blogs  internet  fcc  regulation 
december 2010 by johnniebyrd
Barack Obama is the anti-Reagan of US global leadership - Telegraph
Obama'a head in the sand "...with the looming spectre of a nuclear-armed Iran in the Middle East, a resurgent and increasingly aggressive Russia in Europe, a rising totalitarian power in the East in the form of China, a malevolent rogue state in North Korea, and the global threat of Islamist terrorism."
nation  World  blogs 
december 2010 by johnniebyrd
Congress Sends Tax Cut Bill to Obama's Desk -
One Congressman sums it all up: "I know that we are going to borrow every nickel in this bill." 
floridablogs  nation  blogs  taxcuts  Bushtaxcuts 
december 2010 by johnniebyrd
Changing America - Walter E. Williams - Townhall Conservative
Walter gets it right again: "Fighting government intrusion into our lives is becoming increasingly difficult [because] ... educators at the primary, secondary and university levels have been successful in teaching our youngsters to despise the values of ...  our nation."
blogs  socialism  obamacare 
december 2010 by johnniebyrd
Charles Krauthammer - The new comeback kid
I could never find anyone who voted for Clinton the second time, but he won. Will history repeat itself with Obama? Charles thinks so, and that's depressing. 
nation  blogs  obamacare 
december 2010 by johnniebyrd
Moral or Immoral Government - Walter E. Williams - Townhall Conservative
Unfortunately, Walter is not read in the public schools, in public universities or by the liberals who land jobs as appellate judges. Oh, did I mention US Congressmen?
blogs  biggovernment 
december 2010 by johnniebyrd
Heritage: 'Superman' Exposes Myth of the Common School
Parents don't choose  books, what's for lunch, when school starts, who their children's teachers are, etc. One day we will wake up from the bad dream of government schools and have the next renaissance in education when parents do in ways no school board could ever imagine.
blogs  education 
december 2010 by johnniebyrd
Michelle Malkin » Small-Biz Killers: Who Pays for Jobless Benefits?
The Unemployment Insurance shell game is hitting Florida hard. Did you know that Florida has borrowed over a $Billion from the federal government to shore up its unemployment benefits trust fund. Who is going to pay this back? Of course, small businesses who will generate fewer jobs due to it.
nation  blogs  florida 
december 2010 by johnniebyrd
Rhetoric Rides Again - Thomas Sowell
A good conservative reads Thomas Sowell everyday.
blogs  sowell  taxes  taxcuts  congress 
december 2010 by johnniebyrd
Michelle Malkin: Just another bomb-plotting jihadist yelling “Allahu akbar!”
When o' when will we wake up, stop this politically correct TSA assault on our own people and start profiling those who wish us harm?
blogs  jihad  world  terror  security 
november 2010 by johnniebyrd
Townhall: Political Judges - Thomas Sowell
Florida has never had an appellate judge fail to be 'retained' proving that the current system is not an effective 'check' on the judicial branch. I say, "There's nothing wrong with a Florida appellate judge that a good election wouldn't cure!"
blogs  judicial  sowell 
november 2010 by johnniebyrd Happy Meal Tyrants - Walter E. Williams
We laugh at San Francisco, but will your town be the next to protect 'the children' from their parents?
blogs  williams  San  Francisco 
november 2010 by johnniebyrd Happy Starvation Day - John Stossel
All good conservatives should study John Stossel's pithy arguments for free markets and capitalism. This is required reading.
blogs  stossel  thanksgiving  socialism 
november 2010 by johnniebyrd
Michelle Malkin » Liberals to Launch ‘Centrist’ Political Movement
Ha! The old media invented the term "moderate" to lure the socialists of both parties into their lap for a pat on the head.
blogs  malkin  politics  liberals 
november 2010 by johnniebyrd
Pat Buchanan: Tea Party's Winning Hand - HUMAN EVENTS
Good analysis of how the Tea Party impacted a variety of issues in the 2010 eletions.
blogs  teaparty 
november 2010 by johnniebyrd
Phyllis Schlafly: Judges Get Their Comeuppance
No, not in Florida, but in Iowa. Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon put the Florida Supreme Court on notice this week, too.
november 2010 by johnniebyrd
The 25 Best Ann Coulter Quotes About Liberals | Right Wing News
Choke down the very best of Ann Coulter! Good stuff and talking points here.
november 2010 by johnniebyrd
Michelle Malkin: Dream Act Nightmare: 2.1 Million new Democrat Voters!
As Rush says, the Democrats view undocumented aliens as undocumented Democrat voters. It looks like amnesty bills of all shapes will continue to be hoisted up the flagpole for years to come.
november 2010 by johnniebyrd
Walter E. Williams: How To Control Congress
Walter is dead-on: we need a constitutional amendment to cap spending at some reasonable level. Every year some brave Florida state legislator suggest it, but it never seems to get a vote. Maybe this year's the time.
blogs  spending  limits  congress 
november 2010 by johnniebyrd

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