MARCH 17, 2008

"It is a signal advantage of taxes on articles of consumption that they contain in their own nature a security against excess. . . . If duties are too high, they lessen the consumption; the collection is eluded; and the product to the treasury is not so great as when they are confined within proper and moderate bounds. This forms a complete barrier against any material oppression of the citizens of this class, and is itself a natural limitation of the power of imposing them." -- Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers, 1787

COMMENT:  The purpose of "zero tolerance" rules in schools is NOT to establish behavior guidelines for students; it is to remove from administrators the responsibility and consequences for making decisions.

COMMENT:  Seems to me that all the news about Obama's minister Wright is misplaced.  Like it or not what Wright said he had every right to say.  A much greater concern should be Obama's attendance at Wright's church for the past 20 years, because that speaks to his true beliefs, his serious lack of judgement, or both.


Obama's church accuses media "crucifixion:"

Obama said he trusted Rezko:,0,2968927.story

Example of "zero tolerance:"

Zogby poll says McCain beats both Clinton and Obama:

Democrats version of FISA bill would punish communication companies for cooperating with government on terrorism security issues:

Obama's church cleaning up their web site:

Hamas admits it is developing a "death culture:"

Criminals get government handouts as "victims":,0,3610526.story

The consequences of same sex marriage are beginning to appear:

Oh, really?:

Universal Healthcare is a bad idea because of the load free services place on the system.  Here's a prime example of of what can happen when healthcare providers are overloaded:

Don't mess with granny:

Democrats Endorse Budget Allowing $683B Tax Increase:

The complete report on the Saddam/Al Qaeda connection.... not exactly what you've heard in the mainstream media:

The boom of the 1990's was due to tax cuts, not Clinton's tax hikes:

Drug dealers distributing candy flavored cocaine:

School decides on which laws it will and won't obey:,0,2107672.story?coll=ny_news_local_newsle

A discussion of freedom and individualism:

Dolphin rescues stranded whales:


A note from middle America:

Ted Kennedy, strong environmentalist, pollutes Nantucket Sound: