National Blog - page 27
Authoritarians using coronavirus fear to destroy America
A Fresno, California waffle restaurant dared to open its doors for business this weekend to the delight of a long line of customers, who waited up to two hours for the “privilege” of willingly spending their money in a business happy to serve [...]
The Federal Reserve: More Lethal than Coronavirus
Last week the Federal Reserve announced it will keep interest rates at or near zero until the economy recovers from the government-imposed shutdown. Following this announcement, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell urged Congress and the Trump [...]
Next in Coronavirus Tyranny: Forced Vaccinations and ‘Digital Certificates’
In my first week in the House of Representatives in 1976, I cast one of the two votes against legislation appropriating funds for a swine flu vaccination program. A swine flu outbreak was then dominating headlines, so most in DC were frantic to [...]
A Healthcare PATRIOT Act?
According to a story in Politico, the White House Coronavirus Task Force is considering creating a national surveillance system to track Americans’ health information. Supporters of this initiative claim it would enable the federal government [...]
End the Shutdown; It’s Time for Resurrection!
For many millions of Christians, Easter is a time to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Others may celebrate the arrival of spring and the promise of new life. Whatever one’s beliefs, after several weeks of mandatory “stay at home” [...]
Unyoke American Meat Production!
It should never happen in this country. Chicken and pigs are being euthanized, milk is being poured out, and crops are being tilled under. All the while, American citizens are waiting in miles-long lines at the nation’s food banks. The [...]
Coronavirus and Congress
As you likely already know, Congress has, for the most part, been out of session for the last two months. The only exceptions have been when they came together to pass major legislation dealing with the coronavirus situation. As is typical of [...]
What If the Lockdown Was All A Big Mistake?
From California to New Jersey, Americans are protesting in the streets. They are demanding an end to house arrest orders given by government officials over a virus outbreak that even according to the latest US government numbers will claim fewer [...]
Not a normal year
In any other “normal” year, many of us would be gathering with family and friends this weekend to celebrate the Easter holiday.But this is anything but a normal year. Back in 1916, the Irish chose Easter as a time to rise up [...]
It isn’t different this time . . . it’s worse
On Friday, March 27, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of the huge $2.2 TRILLION coronavirus bailout bill, and President Trump immediately signed it. And with the calamity of the stock market over the past few weeks and all the [...]