Q - Why is government riddled with so much debt? A - It takes courage (a commodity rarely found in politics) to reduce public spending. Gov. Luis Fortuno displays what political courage has done for Puerto Rico.
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David Henderson - Liberty As Collateral Damage (by LibertyPen)
David Henderson explains how narrowly focused government goals erode the liberties of Americans. Cameo by Rahm Emanuel.
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Escaping Obama’s Better War (Malou Innocent) (by catoinstitutevideo)
President Obama called Afghanistan “the good war.” Now some lawmakers want to exit as quickly as possible. Malou Innocent, a foreign policy analyst at the Cato Institute, offers her thoughts on Afghanistan after eleven years, hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of American lives over a country that has rarely ever been stable, secure or prosperous.
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Steven Neil Kaplan, the Neubauer Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, will look at executive compensation. He holds a master’s degree in applied mathematics and economics from Harvard College and a PhD in business economics from Harvard University. Kaplan conducts research on issues in private equity, venture capital, entrepreneurial finance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance. He has published papers in a number of academic and business journals. He has testified to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and the U.S. House Financial Services Committee about his research. Kaplan is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an associate editor of the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Financial Economics.
A clean environment is important to us all. We have an obligation to maintain our resources and sustain our environment for future generations. Sustaining our environment has led us down the road to environmentalism. Then a strange thing happened. Environmentalism came to a fork in the road. While the rhetoric took one route, the agenda took another. Explore this topic and discover how Agenda 21 will affect you.
“States should work toward the introduction of appropriate national legislation, administrative regulations and licensing requirements that define conditions under which firearms can be acquired, used and traded by private persons. In particular, they should consider the prohibition of unrestricted trade and private ownership of small arms and light weapons.” — The United Nations’ Report of the Group of Governmental Experts on Small Arms, August 19, 1999
Links to informative news articles, essays and videos exposing the “gun control” (i.e. civilian disarmament) agenda:
Civilian Disarmament: Prelude to Tyranny
The Rise of the Robber State
The Untold Story of Gun Confiscation After Katrina
More Than A Right
Enemy Public Number One: The Government, The People and The Militia Today
A Warning to the Gun Owners of the World
No Guns for Jews
Are Guns To Blame?
2A Today for the USA
Operation Fast and Furious Exposed
Does the National Rifle Association Support Gun Owners?
More Guns, Less Crime
Guns versus Crime
Firearms and Personal Defense
The Why of Gun Ownership
Right to Bear Arms
Robert Williams and the 2nd Amendment
The UN: A Case for US Withdrawal
The UN’s War on Firearms
Taking advantage of Black Tuesday and the ongoing “war on terrorism,” the United Nations is intensifying its own campaign against civilian ownership of firearms.
Disarmament and Destruction
Under the guise of “peace and safety” the United Nations seeks to disarm entire populations. Never mind that disarmed populations invariably invite tyranny and genocide!
The drive to deprive Americans of privately owned firearms is part of a larger plan to render the U.S. helpless before a Russian-Chinese axis or a nuclear-armed UN.
With UN Support, Socialist Chavez Disarms Civilians in Venezuela
Deadly Disarmament: U.N. Gun Control
UN-sponsored Civilian Disarmament in Brazil
Bush Backs UN Global Disarmament Drive
Gun Control Leads to Militarized Law Enforcement
Toward a Global Police State
Former UN Ambassador: Obama Will Target Gun Ownership in Second Term
Obama’s Anti-gun Agenda Shelved - for Now
Second Amendment Rights Once Again at Risk
Gun Controllers Don’t Want to Waste Tucson Tragedy
The Shameful Manipulation of Murder: Gun Control and Tyranny
Obama Planning Gun-control Legislation
“Fast and Furious” Was Plot Against U.S. Gun Rights, NRA Chief Says
Gun Grab Revival
Gun Rights on Trial
Second Amendment Solidified
Firearms and Freedom
Defending the Home
Gun Ownership Up, Crime Down
The Darker Side of Gun Control
I Am Alive, No Thanks to Gun Control
Shooting Down Faulty Arguments
Collectivists cling to their worn-out gun control clichés, even though each one can be shot full of holes.
The Million Mom March was a carefully crafted revolutionary mobilization led by a political veteran.
Citizen Soldiers: The Militia
Bearing Arms: A Right … and a Duty?
The American Rifleman in the Revolutionary War
No Compromise Against Gun Control: Aaron Zelman Interviewed
The Impact of the Swiss Civilian Militia On Hitler’s War Plans
National Security, Swiss-Style
Guns, Crime, and the Swiss
Citizens in Arms: The Swiss Experience
Education Part 1
Ego and pride is what lead me to school and got me into debt. My ego is what created this debt ridden hell I am in now. Stupid lies I believed from society. Stroking my ego and pride. Making me believe I would be a success, even tho I had no track record of any type of success before college, and still don’t. Once a loser always a loser. Organized education is not worth the to short lived personality boost.
Can the government make you lose weight? Officials sure think so.
In May 2012, an HBO documentary and a Washington conference, both named “The Weight of the Nation,” made the case for government intervention in your workout, your workplace and your kid’s lunchbox. They argue that lack of individual willpower is not to blame for obesity, and that it will take a serious government overhaul to shrink waistlines on a national scale.
“It’s an access issue. We live in an obesogenic environment,” says Dr. Lisa Santora, chief medical officer of Southern California’s Beach Cities Health District. President Obama agrees. He has already bundled $15 billion in with his healthcare reform bill, and we’ve seen government programs intervening in nutrition time and time again.
So far, the programs haven’t worked out too well.
“The reasearch shows that we haven’t been very good at trying to, through government, control obesity,” says Cal Poly economics professor Michael Marlow. He says that even when the government realizes that their solutions don’t work, they will only try more aggressive regulations that will further impend on your freedom to choose whatever you want on the menu.
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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a long history of getting into the diets - and even bloodwork - of New York residents. Cato Institute senior fellow Walter Olson comments.
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Ordinarily, if you want to start a new business or offer a new service there is a simple test to find out whether your new business is needed: You open the doors and tell the world. If people need your business, you will have customers. If they don’t, you won’t. That experience—of learning what people need and how new types of services can fit in—is familiar to anyone who has ever been an entrepreneur. Indeed, it is familiar to anyone who has ever been a customer.
It is also an experience that the state of Virginia turns entirely on its head for people who want to offer new healthcare services. If you want to offer new healthcare services, even something as routine as opening a private clinic, you have to obtain special permission from the state government. And permission is not easy to come by: Would-be service providers have to persuade state officials that their new service is “necessary”—and they have to do so in a process that verges on full-blown litigation in which existing businesses (their would-be competitors) are allowed to oppose them. Not surprisingly, this process can be incredibly expensive, and it frequently results in new services being forbidden to operate at all.
To be clear, this requirement (called a certificate-of-need or CON program) has nothing to do with public health or safety. Separate state and federal laws govern who is allowed to practice medicine and what kind of medical procedures are or are not permitted. Virginia’s CON program only regulates whether someone is allowed to open a new office or purchase new equipment; it is explicitly designed to make sure new services are not allowed to take customers away from established healthcare services.
In short, Virginia’s CON program is nothing but a government permission slip to compete. It ensures that more money flows into the pockets of established, politically connected businesses, and it accomplishes this by trampling entrepreneurs’ economic liberty and reducing Virginians’ choices for medical care.
But patients and doctors—not state officials—are in the best position to decide what healthcare services are needed. That is why Colon Health Centers of America, headed by Dr. Mark Baumel, MD, and Washington Imaging Associates Maryland, LLC, headed by Dr. Mark Monteferrante, MD, have joined forces with the Institute for Justice to challenge Virginia’s protectionist CON program. The Constitution protects individuals’ right to earn an honest living free from unreasonable government interference, and it prevents states from putting up unnecessary barriers to interstate commerce. The Virginia CON program does both, and that is why the federal courts should strike it down.
Lt. Col. Terry Lakin Discusses Obama’s Eligibility and His New Book Officer’s Oath (by BirtherReportDotCom)