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U.S. Government & Politics
Whether government is too big or too small misses the point. Our first goal should be to make it good. Then we can make it whatever size it needs to be in order to get the job done properly. What constitutes "good government"?  For clues, check out the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution.
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ARTICLES
I HATE POLITICS!
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CURRENT TOPICS
Election 2012 issues, parties, candidates Ed. 19 Jan 2012
Shorts — Star Wars II, wreck-onomix, fetal rights, etc. 01 Sep 2002
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CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS
The Right to Keep and Bear Arms —aiming for a balanced view Ed. 28 Jun 2012
Impeachment —its purpose and its perils 1998-2001
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ECONOMICS
Balance the Federal Budget but not in the middle of a recession! 31 Jul 2011
Class Warfare: A Balanced View — It's for real, but not the way the complainers claim. Ed. 26 Jul 2014
Socialism versus Capitalism it's not either / or Ed. 03 Feb 2011
The Supply-Side Fallacy — Voodoo Economix for Dummies Ed. 09 May 2003
Tax Cut Fever! — What's really in it for us? Ed. 28 Feb 2000
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FOREIGN AFFAIRS
War against Terror the World — the lengthening Axis of Evil Ed. 05 Oct 2003
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SMOKESCREENS & SCAPEGOATS
The Original Pledge of Allegiance — a lesson in fixing what wasn't broken 1999
Pornography and Censorship Ed. 02 Jul 2000
Prayer in Public Schools — be careful what you ask for Ed. 26 Oct 2013
Same-Sex Marriage: What's the Threat? 17 May 2008
Torching the Flag - or the Bill of Rights — symbols vs. substance 1999
Toward a Sane Drug Policy (academic paper) Ed. 25 May 2001
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POLITICS AS UNUSUAL
Voices from the Right — seriously, outrageously, dangerously funny Ed. 22 May 2012
What's Wrong with Liberals Ed 19 Nov 2002
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WE TOLD YOU SO!
Faith-Based Initiatives 11 May 2001
War against Terror the World — the lengthening Axis of Evil Ed. 29 Sep 2004
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PONDERABLES
Civilization's Greatest Ideas — the worst and the best 27 Jun 2012
Conservative Rhetoric Distilled 02 Jun 2003
Historical Quotes of American Leaders what they really thought 08 Jan 2008
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ARCHIVES
Election 2011 "Repeal and Recall!" 08 Jul 2011
The Texas Chainsaw Presidency — the Bush II years

27 Mar 2010

Understanding the 2008 Credit Crisis in four (fairly) easy steps

Ed. 01 Mar 2010

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CONTACTS

Phone numbers, web sites, and postal and e-mail addresses for your elected national representatives can be found at...

U.S. House of Representatives http://www.house.gov OK 27 Mar 2010
U.S. Senate http://www.senate.gov OK 27 Mar 2010
White House http://www.whitehouse.gov OK 27 Mar 2010
president@whitehouse.gov vice.president@whitehouse.gov  

If you do not know who your Representative and Senators are, the House and Senate web sites feature an easy "look up" tool using your home state and/or postal zip code.

Public cynicism and apathy may be fashionable, but they're a cop-out.  Get informed, and get involved!  These people work for us, but they need to be reminded of that fact regularly in the course of dealing with our rights, our money, and our future.  Don't let the crazies and the greedies run the show.  Write.  Call.  Vote.  Perhaps you feel that you alone cannot make a difference.  But together, we can!

 
LINKS
All Politics U.S. political news from CNN OK 27 Mar 2010
Dumb Laws A major reason for the much lamented decline in respect for law OK 27 Mar 2010
Speak Out Express your opinion and learn how to become politically active. Inaccessible 27 Mar 2010
 
TANSTAAFL*


Freedom is never free.
  Our forefathers didn't buy our liberty with their words and their blood; the best they could do was to make the down-payment on it.  It is up to each succeeding generation to keep up the payments through vigilant and informed participation.  If we fail in this, we will show ourselves foolishly unworthy of liberty, and we will most certainly lose it, whether little by little or all at once.

There are a great many things other than politics with which I would prefer to occupy my time.  My interest in the field is solely one of survival as a free human being.  Conscientious public protest, not only against the misuse of government by a powerful few, but also against the abuse of it by a largely ignorant and easily manipulated multitude, is not only a right but a responsibility, and the two are inseparably joined.  Neglect of the responsibility must eventually result in abolition of the right.

=SAJ=

*TANSTAAFL: "There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch" — Robert A. Heinlein