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.

LINKS:

Obama's church accuses media "crucifixion:"  http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0308/9062.html

Obama said he trusted Rezko:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/chi-obama-rezkomar15,0,2968927.story

Example of "zero tolerance:"  http://awfulmarketing.com/index.php/2008/03/16/no-good-deed-goes-unpunished-girl-who-saves-busload-of-elementary-students-given-detention/

Zogby poll says McCain beats both Clinton and Obama:  http://zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=1467

Democrats version of FISA bill would punish communication companies for cooperating with government on terrorism security issues:  http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/03/14/house.fisa.vote/index.html?eref=rss_topstories

Obama's church cleaning up their web site:  http://newsbusters.org/blogs/john-stephenson/2008/03/16/obama-s-church-sanitizes-website

Hamas admits it is developing a "death culture:"  http://www.cnsnews.com/news/viewstory.asp?Page=/ForeignBureaus/archive/200803/FOR20080314a.html

Criminals get government handouts as "victims":  http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/crime/bal-te.md.victims16mar16,0,3610526.story

The consequences of same sex marriage are beginning to appear:  http://www.lc.org/index.cfm?PID=14100&PRID=672

Oh, really?:  http://blog.vdare.com/archives/2008/03/15/this-has-been-and-will-be-mexico/

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:  http://www.azstarnet.com/dailystar/229879

Don't mess with granny:  http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/chronicle/5622217.html

Democrats Endorse Budget Allowing $683B Tax Increase:  http://www.libertypost.org/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=219011

The complete report on the Saddam/Al Qaeda connection.... not exactly what you've heard in the mainstream media:  http://donklephant.com/2008/03/14/want-to-read-the-entire-pentagon-saddamal-qaeda-study-online/

The boom of the 1990's was due to tax cuts, not Clinton's tax hikes:  http://www.heritage.org/Research/Taxes/wm1835.cfm

Drug dealers distributing candy flavored cocaine:  http://www.news10.net/display_story.aspx?storyid=39369

School decides on which laws it will and won't obey:  http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-lisimb0311,0,2107672.story?coll=ny_news_local_newsle

A discussion of freedom and individualism:  http://www.fff.org/freedom/1194e.asp

Dolphin rescues stranded whales:  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23588063/

Service:  http://www.libertypost.org/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=218771

A note from middle America:  http://rightbias.com/News/022408fly1.aspx

Ted Kennedy, strong environmentalist, pollutes Nantucket Sound: http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/Kennedy_polluter/2008/03/14/80443.html

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