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Free Markets – To be managed?

There is an ever growing chant from Washington D.C. that says the government needs to manage the economy for our good. However, there is nothing the government does that we can't do better for ourselves and the reason why is because the sale and purchasing of items depends on people deciding for themselves what they want. [...]

By |2011-04-16T19:38:35-04:00April 16th, 2011|Economy|0 Comments

Engaging in peaceful debates – following the rule of law

Tea Party people are extremists who are anarchists, prone to violence and who don’t like democracy.  At least, that’s the way the media and many in Congress have tried to paint the entire Tea Party movement.  However, when unions physically stopped the Wisconsin Congress from conducting a democratic vote by democratically elected officials, shouting obscenities, [...]

By |2011-04-14T12:45:23-04:00April 14th, 2011|Tea Party|0 Comments

Fiscal Responsibility – Spending vs Saving

In the good old days people only bought what they had money to pay for but that was before the days of the credit card. Now, when people don’t have ready cash on hand to buy something, they simply use plastic money. Of course, each month they get a bill for the things they bought [...]

By |2011-04-12T12:42:00-04:00April 12th, 2011|Government|0 Comments

Limited Government – blessing or a curse?

So what’s wrong with a big government? That’s the question our critics ask. According to their logic, the purpose of any government is to provide for the general welfare of its citizens, which is exactly what the preamble of our Constitution says. Then, if that’s the case, our critics contend it’s only logical that the more [...]

By |2011-04-09T15:10:58-04:00April 9th, 2011|Government|0 Comments

Constitutional Adherence – Rights

Although the Declaration of Independence is not a part of the Constitution, it is nonetheless the foundation upon which the Constitution rests. The Declaration of Independence sets forth the principles that guide our country while the Constitution sets up a system of government that preserves those principles. The Declaration of Independence states that all men [...]

By |2011-04-03T21:01:00-04:00April 3rd, 2011|Constitution|1 Comment

Free markets – a self-regulating system

We are hearing the cry more frequently that the free market system doesn’t work and the critics point to all the injustices and inequities they can find to prove their point. However, to make that claim they have to ignore how the free market system works. A grandfather clock looks beautiful on the outside but [...]

By |2011-04-01T21:03:21-04:00April 1st, 2011|Economy|0 Comments

Virtue and Accountability – What it means to be accountable

The word accountable was first used in the managing of money. We put our money into an “account” which literally means “to count” money. To find out how much money a person has, someone must count it and it is in this way that they “account” for it. To account for someone’s money when buying [...]

By |2011-03-31T15:10:50-04:00March 30th, 2011|Government|1 Comment

Engaging in peaceful debates – war of words

Everyone has an opinion on nearly everything and that is just as true for those in the Tea Party as anyone else. At the same time, many of those opinions are held passionately and so, when people come together to discuss their differences, passions can sometimes heat up and boil over into a war of [...]

By |2011-03-28T12:28:57-04:00March 28th, 2011|Tea Party|1 Comment

Driving us to taxes

The Hill has reported the following story: The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) this week released a report that said taxing people based on how many miles they drive is a possible option for raising new revenues and that these taxes could be used to offset the costs of highway maintenance at a time when federal funds [...]

By |2011-03-25T22:24:16-04:00March 25th, 2011|Constitution, Government, Taxes|3 Comments

Fiscal Responsibility – poisoning our economic lifeblood

Imagine going to a four-star restaurant and ordering the soup of the day, let's say it's chicken vegetable. In the kitchen the chef puts in the pot fresh vegetables and chunks of tender chicken and special seasonings. Then, as an added bonus he adds two drops of bleach. Thinking that something else is missing, he [...]

By |2011-03-23T22:27:37-04:00March 23rd, 2011|Economy, Government, Tea Party|0 Comments

Limited Government – what kind of limits do we want on government?

When we say that we want limited government, exactly what kind of government are we asking for? The answer is: the kind of government that is contained in the Constitution. The Constitution itself sets forth the rules by which Congress, the President, and the Courts are to conduct themselves in addressing the needs of the [...]

By |2011-03-21T19:38:28-04:00March 21st, 2011|Constitution, Tea Party|1 Comment

Constitutional Adherence – It’s not just a dusty, old document

Those who say they want to follow the Constitution have been portrayed as having an abnormal fixation on it, as if they have a slight mental imbalance in their ability to keep things in proper perspective. What the critics want people to believe is that the Constitution is a fine document but it’s an old, [...]

By |2011-03-20T11:59:44-04:00March 19th, 2011|Constitution, Tea Party|1 Comment

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