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Liberty and Tyranny

I recently encountered an childhood friend. We started talking politics, and it turns out that our thoughts politically have developed in very different directions. In keeping with the grand tradition of proxy war, we each agreed to choose a book for the other to read and comment on. He told me to read Liberty and [...]

NH HCR 6: Wonderful Legislation

“A RESOLUTION affirming States’ rights based on Jeffersonian principles“ Key points: whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force all acts of Congress which assume to create, define, or punish crimes, other than those so enumerated in the Constitution are altogether void to take from the States [...]

sometimes things do go right in politics

Portions of the Patriot Act found unconstitutional. In particular, investigatory agencies will no longer be allowed to simultaneously issue a subpoena and simultaneously a gag order preventing anyone from talking about the subpoena without judicial oversight, in the name of national security.

victory

I kept refreshing the news sites last night, certain that there would be some irregularity in the voting process that would install McCain as president in defiance of the national will. After I finally went to sleep, I actually had a nightmare about it. So far, though, things are going pretty well. I can’t help [...]

vote

Today is the day. Go get out there and make your voice heard and all that. Then I can stop thinking about politics until the next election begins in another 2.5 years. I voted for Obama. (Not today. Earlier. Absentee ballot.) I think you should too. Even if you disagree, though, vote. I’d rather live [...]

Palin in 30 seconds

I know I stole it directly from BoingBoing, but this is too funny not to repost.

oh here is an economist talking about the thing

It looks like he agrees that a bailout would have been a bad idea.

when the bailout is tossed overboard

The House of Representatives voted down the proposed bailout today. This I approve! There was substantial opposition to the bill among just about everybody I know, and it’s good to see politicians obeying the will of the people every once in a while. I can’t rule out the possibility that a bailout of some kind [...]

The Presidential Debate 1

I have to admit, I was more impressed with McCain than I had expected to be. He definitely has a clear vision of what he believes is best for the nation. It seems hard to argue that if he is elected, he would continue the same type of aggressively stupid leadership that Bush pioneered. Luckily, [...]

The Death of Posse Comitatus

Definition of Posse Comitatus: The Act prohibits most members of the federal uniformed services from exercising nominally state law enforcement police or peace officer powers that maintain “law and order” on non-federal property. However, the Army Times reports: The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent 35 of the last 60 months in [...]