Category Archives: Politics and Government

Comparing the Candidates

Choosing a President, not a Dictator What is the role of the President of the United States? According to the White House web site (https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/executive-branch), the following are the roles of the President of the United States: Under Article II … Continue reading

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Gary Johnson for President of the United States

What is a Libertarian? Hi. My name is Michael, and I’m a Libertarian. I say it like that because it almost feels as big a stigma as admitting I’m an alcoholic. There are some pretty strange ideas about what a … Continue reading

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What Do You Have To Hide?

Since the 9/11 airline hijackings and subsequent deaths we have seen a significant change in people’s willingness to give up freedoms for security. We have been warned over and over again how dangerous and elusive this threat is. Two huge … Continue reading

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Death, Guns, and Perspective

I have been hearing a great deal of talk about gun control, gun violence, and gun rights lately. It got me wondering what some of the real statistics were and how it fit in with the rest of life. I … Continue reading

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If the U.S. Budget Looked Like Joe Six-Pack’s

If The United States Budget Looked Like Joe Six-Pack’s The United States budgets, deficits, obligations, and financial position can be hard to understand and very complex. But,it can be simplified to get a better, easier to understand, snapshot of the … Continue reading

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Of being informed

I’ve been spending the last few days reading about a variety of current events topics such as the Climate Change conference in Copenhagen and the Copyright Treaty being negotiated in secrecy. Reading comments on both sides of the climate issue … Continue reading

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Government and Taxes

There seems to be some confusion as to what I, and many other folks in the Tea Party, think about government and taxes. I would like to clarify a bit with some of my reasoning. My hope is that folks … Continue reading

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