Category Rights

The Nascent Requiem — Part III

The issue is not about the availability of health care, it is not about massive effects imposed on the interstate market by a failure to purchase an item, it’s not even about an activity or commerce. This law does not even meet the broad standards purposed by the law’s supporters. The only reason Congress would pass this law would be to expand the power of the government.

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The Nascent Requiem — Part II

If the costs imposed by the failure to purchase health insurance justify regulation under the Commerce Clause, how much more should we allow the government to require individuals exercise? Indeed, the federal government has far more justification to require exercise than they do to require the purchase of health insurance.

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The Nascent Requiem — Part I

Unfortunately, fiction is so convolved with politics that when we test politics with reality we often finish with confusion. But it must be done. Testing fiction with fiction will only produce fiction, but testing fiction with reality at least gives sensibility a fighting chance. Sensibility was given such a fighting chance against fiction and fabrication in the Supreme Court last month.

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Occupation Unknown

The beauty of the American Dream is that it’s whatever you make it out to be. If you want to be a graphical designer, you have the freedom to do so. Just like your freedom to be a banker, investor, bartender, hotel manager, trash guy, or business owner. The American Dream lies in liberty, not money or things.

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Donald Trumped, Nuked Gingrich, A Broken CD-Romney, Cain is Able, Pawlenty to Choose From

There has already been several Republican candidates who’ve thrown their hat into the ring, while the Democrats remain in tactful hiding. Read on for The Simple Facts opinion on some of these possible presidential wannabes. Donald John Trump Senior: He sounded serious at the beginning and almost looked good, but Donald Trump is turning sour […]

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Engendering Deleterious Vexations

Happiness and government seems to be a contradiction in terms. Just like “government efficiency,” or “brave politician.” You can be happy or you can have government. Tax time is coming around and people are getting downright grumpy, it seems like the government reverses the spirit of Christmas… Sort of… It’s easy to watch protests, dictators […]

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Egyptian Prestidigitation

The Egyptian protesters have won. President Hosni Mubarak has capitulated. Obama makes his comments just hours after Mubarak resigned. “Today belongs to the people of Egypt,” he said. “Egyptians have made it clear that nothing less than genuine democracy will carry the day.” Again, as so many times before, Obama has said things which sounds […]

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Vote for a Change

While President Barrack Obama figures out how to get his teleprompter to fit in his travel bag so he can show the Indian parliament how it’s done, the early voting has started. Unfortunately, fraud has started along with it. One woman in Nevada went to vote on Tuesday only to find her ballot with Harry […]

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The Economist — All the Latest Styles and Facists

The Economist tells us that they aim to, “take part in a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress.” Which side are they on? The Economist is widely accepted to be one of the best sources for international events abroad. But having read their magazines, I often […]

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A Mosque by Any Other Name…

70% of Americans oppose the Ground Zero “Muslim community center” (mosque) and for a good reason. The issues are not tolerance or religious liberty, but rather, ignoring cultural sensitivities and allowing radical anti-American ideologies to prevail. And this is only the beginning. While the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution, fortunately, preserves the right to […]

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If Guns Kill People, Do Pens Misspell Words?

A coyote emerged from the brush in pursuit of a lighthearted Labrador puppy who was jogging with his master  — Texas Governor Rick Perry — leveled and discharged a .380 caliber laser sighted Ruger pistol, loaded with hallowpoints. Perry, after saving his daughters dog, left the dead coyote and kept jogging. “He became mulch,” Perry […]

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