Tag: Pelosi
If You Like Congress’s Health Plan, Ya Wanna Buy a Bridge?

When I was younger, we thought the line “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you,” the height of hilarity, invariably greeted with derisive hoots of laughter. Today it seems that any government official’s exhortation to “Trust me” is greeted as holy gospel, with nary more to be said. A case in...
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Why Do We Accept in Ourselves That Which We Condemn in Others?

There was a certain horrifying fascination to observe the speed and enthusiasm with which conservatives embraced the unprecedented growth of government power and size under George W. Bush in the aftermath of 9/11. A Crisis and Leviathan case study in the “ratchet-effect” of “crises”—documented brilliantly throughout by Bob Higgs and reprinted as our Resurgence...
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Pelosi’s New House Un-American Activities Committee

When Nancy Pelosi convenes her new House Un-American Activities Committee to call forth ObamaCare protestors (see her “‘Un-American’ Attacks Can’t Derail Health Care Debate“), I hope she’ll find room on the docket for a few other, arguably more egregiously un-American activities—and bring their perpetrators to account: Torture In the black-and-white films I loved as...
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The Democrats Betray American Civil Liberties, Again

After the 2006 Congressional election, I rhetorically asked, “Will the Democrats Save Our Civil Liberties?” Now we have the clear answer with the top Democrats totally caving in to Bush’s requests for unchecked, unilateral warrantless domestic spying powers. Along with almost half the House Democrats, Senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama has just now...
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