APRIL 21, 2008

"However extensive the constitutional power of a government to impose taxes may be, I think it should not be so exercised as to impede or discourage the lawful and useful industry and exertions of individuals,  Hence, the prudence of taxing the products of beneficial labor, either or manual, appears to be at least questionable.... Whether taxation should extend only to property, or only to income, are points on which opinions have not been uniform.  I am inclined to think that both should not be taxed."  --  John Jay (1745-1829), First Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, 1812


"THE LAW."  That's the title of a small book written by Frederic Bastiat in 1850 in what was then socialist France.  Where the popularity of most books wanes in a few weeks, this one has remained a popular publication for over 150 years.  It applies to today's world just as much as it did when first published for those things it says are truths and truth is immutable and timeless.
If you have never read it please take the time to do so and pay particular note to the fact that liberalism-socialism-communism is always destructive of the individual, carries within its own philosophy the seeds of it own failure, and though it has been tried innumerable times it has always.... always.... ALWAYS.... been a failure.  Should we not then shun such ideas?:  http://www.constitution.org/law/bastiat.htm

"The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more." - Michelle Obama

Crash!:  http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/18/opinion/18brooks.html

Ho Hum:  http://online.wsj.com/public/article_print/SB120846056666123713.html

Dems buying votes:  http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSN1637524620080417?feedType=RSS&feedName=politicsNews

There's a Bible on the teacher's desk.  GASP!:  http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,351529,00.html

Mexico!  Where bribery flourishes:  http://www.ajc.com/services/content/news/stories/2008/04/16/mexicobribery_0416.html?cxtype=rss&cxsvc=7&cxcat=15

Bullies a school problem?  Simple answer, boot'em.... forever:  http://abcnews.go.com/Health/AllergiesNews/story?id=4659705&page=1

Do you like to pop the bubbles in bubble-wrap?  Have fun:  http://www.therightfoot.net/mystuff/whatever/swf/bubblewrap.swf

Watch fancy pool shots and practice your French:  http://boortz.com/more/video/billiards_dominos_trick.html

Midwestern earthquake:  http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080418/D9049LFG0.html

This answers a lot of questions about why the big push for a North American Union:  http://www.eagleforum.org/column/2008/apr08/08-04-16.html

Increasing the cost of private health care to make government healthcare seem more attractive:  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120856003868627785.html?mod=djemEditorialPage

Obama won't sever ties with convicted Weather Underground domestic terrorist and murderer William Ayers:  http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0408/9730.html

Leftists in the media send critical letter to ABC because they asked Obama some tough questions:  http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2008/04/an-open-letter.html

The Democrat strategy; make someone else pay for it:  http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/04/soak_the_very_very_very_rich.html

Congress should investigate others too:  http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/investigate-ceo-pay-investigate-others-too/

Shades of "Atlas Shrugged:"  http://paulville.org/index.html