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Archive for August, 2010

In Which I Disagree With John Stossel

by @ Monday, August 30th, 2010. Filed under Baseball, Individual Liberty, Mitchell Report, Roger Clemens, Sports

In his column today, John Stossel makes this point about the indictment of Roger Clemens for lying to Congress: Clemens may have lied to Congress in 2008 about whether he used PEDs, but who cares? Congress shouldn’t even be asking such questions. While I agree with Stossel that Congress shouldn’t really be investigating steroid use […]

How The Commerce Clause Made Congress All-Powerful

by @ Saturday, August 28th, 2010. Filed under History, Individual Liberty, U.S. Constitution

Orly Taitz Finally Pays Up

by @ Saturday, August 28th, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Obama Derangement Syndrome, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

Only a few weeks after losing her appeal of a $ 20,000 sanctions award, it looks like Orly Taitz has decided to pay up: Written on the back of the check: paid under protest as illegal extortion to cover obama’s fraud There are still other appeals out there, but at least this phase of Orly’s […]

Ron Paul On The Primaries, The Tea Party, And The “Ground Zero Mosque”

From this morning’s CNN American Morning:

Marion Barry Accuses D.C. Mayor Fenty Of “Culture Of Corruption”

by @ Tuesday, August 24th, 2010. Filed under Washington DC

This, my friends, is what you call chutzpah: Ward 8 Council member Marion Barry was on hand to back up the shenanigans charges. “I supported Adrian Fenty,” said Barry, speaking of the candidate’s 2006 run against Linda Cropp. “He wined me, dined me, impressed me.” Barry said that he made robocalls on the then-candidate’s behalf. […]

Ron Paul On The “Ground Zero Mosque”: The Facts Are Being Distorted

by @ Tuesday, August 24th, 2010. Filed under Islam, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Religion, Ron Paul

Barack Obama: The Greatest Gift To The Freedom Movement Ever

A new video from Reason examines how the Obama Administration has helped bring the libertarian electorate, and libertarian ideas, to the forefront of American politics:

Ron Paul On “Ground Zero Mosque”: Demagoguery Rules When Truth And Liberty Are Ignored.

This statement from Congressman Ron Paul pretty much says what I think about the “Ground Zero Mosque” kerfuffle: Is the controversy over building a mosque near ground zero a grand distraction or a grand opportunity? Or is it, once again, grandiose demagoguery? It has been said, “Nero fiddled while Rome burned.” Are we not overly […]

Debating Nullification At The Liberty Papers

by @ Friday, August 20th, 2010. Filed under Blogging, The Liberty Papers, U.S. Constitution

Brad Warbiany and I have a Point/Counterpoint up about the debate over Nullification over at The Liberty Papers. Brad’s Post: Nullification Is The Civil Disobedience of Federalism My Post: Civil Disobedience Or Not, Nullification Is Unconstitutional

Ron Paul: I Don’t Believe For A Minute That Islam Is Our Enemy

Via Marion County Line, comes news of Congressman Ron Paul’s comments about the “Ground Zero Mosque” controversy: “I think it’s a big distraction, a grand distraction from the real issues… To me it should have been a grand opportunity, and you really touched on the opportunity, because it’s really a property rights issue, and who […]

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