National Blog - page 95
Remember the Victims of Communism
Monday, May 1st was Victims of Communism Day. As the title suggests, this is a day to remember the millions of individuals who lost their lives at the hands of these murderous regimes and redouble our commitment to fighting for liberty A great [...]
Is Donald Trump listening to Ron Paul?
At least on education and land policy... Last week, President Trump signed two executive orders that supporters of limited, constitutional government and individual liberty should support. The executive orders do not create new laws or [...]
Save Liberty, Shut Down the Government
Congress ended the week by passing a continuing resolution keeping the government funded for one more week. This stopgap funding bill is designed to give Congress and the White House more time to negotiate a long-term spending bill. Passage of a [...]
The (mostly) good, the bad, and the ugly in Trump's tax plan
Yesterday, President Trump unveiled a tax "reform" plan. Here is the (mostly) good, a few bad, and one ugly piece of the plan: The Good 1. Lowers taxes for millions of Americans; 2. Removes many Americans from the tax rolls; 3. [...]
This week in Congress: Will the Government Shut Down?
Not likely, but we can always hope. . . The House is coming back from its two-week "spring break." The big item on the agenda is the Continuing Resolution (CR), which funds the government. Some Democrats have threatened to block passage of [...]
10 things I hate about the budget deal
Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the budget bill by a vote of 309-118. You can see the roll-call vote here. The bill is now in the Senate. Campaign for Liberty members should call their senators and tell them to vote against the [...]
This week in Congress
The big issue confronting Congress is passage of a long-term spending bill. Late Sunday night, the House and Senate announced that a deal had been reached. The deal spends 1.7 trillion dollars and does not contain any spending reductions. [...]
Stupid government trick: fining an engineer for doing math
Be careful if you are doing math in Oregon without an engineering license . . . even if you are an engineer. Or you may be fined by the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying. That is what happened to Mats [...]
When is government-run healthcare not goverment-run health care?
When it's supported by Republicans of course. . . One of the main features of the "compromise" reached between conservative and moderate House Republicans on legislation "repealing-and-replacing" ObamaCare is to provide $15 billion of new [...]
"I love Wikileaks"
“I love Wikileaks,” candidate Donald Trump said on October 10th on the campaign trail. He praised the organization for reporting on the darker side of the Hillary Clinton campaign. It was information likely leaked by a whistleblower from [...]