MARCH 6, 2008


".... the way to have good and safe government, is not to trust it all to one, but to divide it among the many, distributing to every one exactly the functions he is competent to. Let the national government be entrusted with the defence of the nation, and its foreign and federal relations; the State governments with the civil rights, laws, police, and administration of what concerns the State generally; the counties with the local concerns of the counties, and each ward direct the interests within itself. It is by dividing and subdividing these republics from the great national one down through all its subordinations, until it ends in the administration of every man's farm by himself; by placing under every one what his own eye may superintend, that all will be done for the best. What has destroyed liberty and the rights of man in every government which has ever existed under the sun? The generalizing and concentrating all cares and power into one body... " -- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), Letter to Joseph C. Cabell, February 2, 1816

LINKS:

This is one of the most terrible ideas ever.  As you read the provisions keep this question in mind, "WHO DECIDES?":  http://obama.senate.gov/press/070802-senators_durbin/

And then there's Hillary's health care, perhaps a tie for the "worst ever" award.  This is nationalized heath care or, socialized medicine, and is the very antithesis of freedom.  It can only work if it is mandatory and removes all vestiges of the freedom to choose.  Worse still it will have the unavoidable result of driving still more American jobs overseas because of the added cost of doing business in the US:  http://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/healthcare/

Times Square military recruiting station bombed (and comments on the George Soros funded Daily Kos web site are already blaming the right wing):  http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/5597873.html

UN drops resolution against Iran's nuclear weapons program (but keeps the one condemming New Orleans for not rebuilding enough welfare housing):  http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/5597873.html

The only flaw in Ayn Rand's economic philosophy:  http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Lobby/2897/troubledeconrand.html

"The media is socialist" - John Stossel:  http://www.businessandmedia.org/articles/2008/20080305130253.aspx

Chicago considers banning small "baggies."  Says it would help cut illegal drug use (Well, Chicago IS a very liberal Democrat stronghold):  http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/826059,CST-NWS-bagban05.article

Obama advisor blames Iran's "bad behavior" on President Bush:  http://www.insight-report.com/2008/080304/obama.html

Democrats showcase plan to have federal government purchase distressed mortgages (guess who will pay for this):  http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSN055645520080305?feedType=RSS&feedName=politicsNews&pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=10150

American Airlines meets legal obligations.  Environmentalists go berserk:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/news/2008/03/05/nplane105.xml

A new government program whose objective is to make people feel good by showing "they care:"  http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/03/05/a-call-311-campaign-to-help-the-homeless/index.html?ex=1362459600&en=abe7ca2d50b89b9a&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

Lending crisis is a direct result of liberals meddling in the mortgage market (Carter Administration) by requiring social aspects be considered before making loans:  http://www.lewrockwell.com/dilorenzo/dilorenzo125.html

Deflation taking hold (that's a good thing):  http://www.zogby.com/Soundbites/ReadClips.dbm?ID=17100

Liberal Democrats are threat to our freedoms:  http://newmediajournal.us/staff/williams/2008/03062008.htm

Feminists in academia:  http://www.townhall.com/columnists/MikeSAdams/2008/02/25/litigation,_castigation,_and_donation

Liberalism, socialism and communism (different names for the same philosophy) always fails:  http://www.dailypress.com/news/opinion/dp-op_will_0306mar06,0,2775560.story


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