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Archive for the 'Right to Contract' Category

What’s Wrong With The Republican Party, Circa 8/31/07

by @ Friday, August 31st, 2007. Filed under Individual Liberty, Right to Contract

George W. Bush speaking on the so-called mortgage crisis: “The government’s got a role to play” in dealing with the issue, Bush said. Sir, the only role the government has to play in this situation is to sit on the sidelines and let the courts enforce the terms of contracts that people entered into.

Life, Liberty, And Lap Dances

by @ Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007. Filed under Freedom of Speech, Individual Liberty, Right to Contract

Apparently, lap dances are protected speech, at least in Oregon: SALEM, Ore. (AP) A Marion County judge has ruled that lap dances in Salem are protected by the free speech provisions of the Oregon Constitution. Judge Albin Norblad’s ruling struck down a city ban on “prohibited touching” – sexually exciting physical contact for pay. […]

Congress Interferes With Our Right To Contract….Again

by @ Thursday, July 20th, 2006. Filed under Individual Liberty, Property Rights, Right to Contract

This time by passing a law that effectively nullifies any condominium or homeowners association that regulates the display of the American flag: The Senate has approved a measure that would override rules set by homeowners’ associations and other groups that limit displays of the American flag, clearing the way for President Bush to sign it […]

Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Baseball

by @ Friday, July 14th, 2006. Filed under Baseball, Right to Contract, Sports, Washington Nationals

One continuing controversy in the Washington, DC area since the return of the Washington Nationals has been the fact that its not easy to see them on television here. In order to obtain his consent to a team in Washington, Major League Baseball basically gave Baltimore Orioles owner complete control of the Nationals’ media rights. […]

Congress’s Next Victim: Our Right To Contract

by @ Tuesday, June 27th, 2006. Filed under Individual Liberty, Property Rights, Right to Contract

As if the Flag Burning Amendment weren’t bad enough, there are a host of other flag-related proposals before Congress this week. One would bar Federal Courts from hearing lawsuits attempting to challenge the inclusion of the words “Under God” in the Pledge Of Allegience. Like the Flag Burning Amendment, this one is pure symbolism. The […]

Gay Marriage, Polygamy, And Individual Liberty

by @ Friday, March 17th, 2006. Filed under Gay Marriage, Individual Liberty, Right to Contract

There are several pieces out today on the issue of whether the arguments being advanced in favor of gay marriage will, over time, be used by those who practice polygamy as support for the argument that their relationships should be legalized. First, Charles Krauthammer writes on the issue and argues that the answer is emphatically […]

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