Archive for May, 2006

Virginia Politics: The Intelligent Lover of Radical Liberty

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

A good list of books to read, the article
itself is a good read also.

http://www.mises.org/story/2189

A Flood of Bad Immigration Numbers

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

A Flood of Bad Immigration Numbers
by Daniel T. Griswold

Daniel Griswold is director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Trade Policy Studies.

The debate in Washington over reforming America’s immigration laws has produced not only heated rhetoric but a few fantastic claims. Few are wilder than a prediction from a well-known think-tank that the reform bill just passed by the Senate will result in 103 million legal immigrants to the United States during the next 20 years.

The Blog | Catherine Crier: A Degree in Citizenship | The Huffington Post

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

An excellent commencement speech from Catherine Crier posted on Huffington:

The Blog | Catherine Crier: A Degree in Citizenship | The Huffington Post

Hastert, Pelosi issue rare joint statement: They blast FBI raid on House member.

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

sweet: Hastert, Pelosi issue rare joint statement: They blast FBI raid on House member.
This just in from House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

Joint Statement from Speaker Hastert and Minority Leader Pelosi

Washington, D.C. – Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL) and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) issued the following statement regarding the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s search of a Congressional office:

“No person is above the law, neither the one being investigated nor those conducting the investigation.

“The Justice Department was wrong to seize records from Congressman Jefferson’s office in violation of the Constitutional principle of Separation of Powers, the Speech or Debate Clause of the Constitution, and the practice of the last 219 years. These constitutional principles were not designed by the Founding Fathers to place anyone above the law. Rather, they were designed to protect the Congress and the American people from abuses of power, and those principles deserve to be vigorously defended.

“Accordingly, the Justice Department must immediately return the papers it unconstitutionally seized. Once that is done, Congressman Jefferson can and should fully cooperate with the Justice Department’s efforts, consistent with his constitutional rights.

“In addition, the Justice Department must immediately cease any further review of the documents it unconstitutionally seized, ensure that those who have reviewed the documents do not divulge their contents to the investigators, and move in Court to vitiate the search warrant.”

Can you believe the arrogance? “We’re Delegates/Senators, you can’t just barge in on our affairs like we said you could to everyone else! That wasn’t part of the deal!”

George W. Bush’s Nixonomics – Mises Institute

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

Good article on Mises about the ugly parallels between the Nixon administration and George W.’s

George W. Bush’s Nixonomics – Mises Institute
by Gregory Bresiger

It was a familiar time.

It was a time of a Republican administration waging an unpopular war. It was a war some Democrats said they opposed but seemed to do very little to stop. Inflation was starting to become a problem.

America’s allies thought our president’s economic and political polices were flawed and they were often ridiculed. Anti-Americanism was popular. The Republican president infrequently disagreed with Democrats about the welfare state.

Stories from today’s newspapers? Not exactly.

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