Right-to-work and freedom of association

In all of the furor over the passing of  the latest right-to-work law, this time in Michigan, those who profess a  confidence in the free market have found themselves opposite their own pronouncements. The Wolverine State’s newest landmark legislation, like all other so called “right-to-work” laws, prohibits union-shop contracts that require employees to join a […]

Gary Johnson for President

Our government has become a monster. No longer does Washington adhere to a philosophy that would limit its size and scope, nor to the document penned to enslave that entity to its people. Men, like America’s founding fathers knew them to be, are inherently power-hungry. For too long the citizenry has ceded power to our […]

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Bob McDonnell: Drones over Virginia would be “great”

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has endorsed the use of unmanned drones over the skies of the Commonwealth: Police drones flying over Virginia would be “great” and “the right thing to do” for the same reasons they are so effective in a battlefield environment, the state’s chief executive said Tuesday. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, a retired […]

Governor Mitch Daniels signs bill allowing force against unlawful police entry

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has signed into law a bill that would allow residents to use force against police that they believe to be unlawfully entering their home: The governor’s office says that Daniels signed the bill aimed at giving people the right to defend their homes against illegal entry by police Tuesday evening. The […]

Virginia might refuse to comply with NDAA’s indefinite detention provision

Virginia Delegate and now U. S. Senate candidate Bob Marshall, author of the famous Virginia Healthcare Freedom Act, has introduced a bill into the General Assembly to address the indefinite detention prevision of the National Defense Authorization Act that President Obama has signed and codified into law. Specifically, the bill “[p]revents any agency, political subdivision, […]

Virginia considers marijuana legalization study

Virginia State Senator David Englin has introduced a bill that would establish an eight member subcommittee to study the impact of marijuana legalization in the Commonwealth: In conducting its study, the joint subcommittee shall examine the feasibility and practicality of selling marijuana under the restrictions and conditions as allowed by law, the impact of these […]

Shakespeare becomes a casualty in war on multiculturalism

From the LA Times: No longer can the students discuss Chicano perspectives on history. And no longer can Martinez teach Mexican American studies. After the Tucson Unified School District board voted late Tuesday to suspend the controversial classes to avoid losing more than $14 million in state aid, the students’ world shifted. Course titles and […]