federalism

Defund the Federal Highway Fund and return the responsibility (and costs) back to the States.

by Skip July 13, 2014

From Weekend Pundit: David Starr comments on the Federal Highway Trust Fund, its original purpose, and how it is now being used for anything but maintaining our highways. He also has some suggestions about dealing with it now that the money is running dry. Better, would be to shut down the Highway Trust Fund altogether.  Lay […]

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The Failure of Veteran Senate Republicans

by Tom March 4, 2014

I’m wondering why some of our veteran Senate Republicans are jumping on the easy track to fixing the so-called Medicaid expansion “problem”. Republicans are supposed to lean toward market based, economic oriented solutions and away from entitlement-based fixes, which ultimately our grandchildren, not us, nor the aging Republican Senators (who feel the need to “do something“), will pay for. […]

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You Handed them the Hammer, And Now You Complain That They’re Hitting You With It?

by Scott Morales October 3, 2013
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If you’re upset that a service or function that you depend on is not available because of the shutdown, then do the right thing: work to privatize it, or move it local and free yourself from the whims of temporary, remote politicians. Why on earth would you subject the delivery of an essential need to […]

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GrokTALK! 9-7-2013 Segment Four – Chasing Squirrels: Poland, Debt Crisis, Cloward Piven, Federalism and More…

by Steve MacDonald September 8, 2013
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In the final Segment Skip, Mike, Ed and Steve set the squirrels loose in an open format discussion that touches on Poland’s debt crisis and their decision to confiscate pensions so they can buy more debt; how the US is likley to play a similar hand to deal with its likely fiscal collapse; Cloward Piven; […]

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Defining Victory on Marriage

by Steve MacDonald June 27, 2013

Here is a brief summation of the real impact of the Supreme Courts decision on DOMA..so far. 50        The number of states whose marriage laws remain the same after the Court’s marriage decisions. 38        The number of states with laws defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. That includes […]

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What if we DIDN’T have the genius of Federalism? Magpul is an object lesson

by Skip February 18, 2013

Grokster Steve just put this post up concerning Colorado based Magpul, one of the premier gun magazine manufacturers in the country (along with lots of other accessories – and yes, I have a few of their mags).  Right at the end is this announcement from the CEO, warning Colorado legislators they are not bluffing (emphasis […]

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State marijuana legalization votes: Good for the U.S. Constitution!

by Tim Condon December 8, 2012

Who’d a thunk it? The recent marijuana legalization victories in Washington state and Colorado are outstandingly good news for the U.S. Constitution. Why? Because they underline the facts that James Madison stated in 1788: “”The powers of the federal government are enumerated; it can only operate in certain cases; it has legislative powers on defined […]

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Skip Murphy, the Free State Project, and President Obama. Well damn….

by Tim Condon April 4, 2012

Skip Murphy just asked me this: “Well, it seems that Obama is coming out swinging against the Supremes. Blogosphere is all atwitter about it. Mr. Lawyer, Tim – what’s your take on his baiting the Supremes to declare it unconsitutional?” Dammit. I foolishly rose to the bait. Here’s what I said in response:

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