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Entries from August 2007

Voters scammed by Ref C ’shuffle’

August 29th, 2007 · No Comments

Two years ago, lawmakers asked voters for a "timeout" from the spending restrictions of the Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR) in order to allow the state budget to rebound from the recession of 2001-2002. Referendum C, which passed by a narrow 52 to 48 percent margin, erased the TABOR spending limits for five years and [...]

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Property: Rights or privileges

August 29th, 2007 · No Comments

Anyone who has grown up on a farm or ranch hears this maxim, "Take care of the land, and the land will take care of you." A farmer or rancher who doesn’t take care of the soil will soon find that the soil won’t produce enough to make ends meet. But you don’t need to [...]

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Rights do not burden others

August 20th, 2007 · No Comments

When we consider drastically altering our expectations of government, we risk undermining the principles on which our country was founded and proving Ronald Reagan’s maxim: "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." Every expansion of government entitlements masquerading as rights — like a "right to health care" — is a dangerous step [...]

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MUST READS for Late August

August 20th, 2007 · No Comments

Truth Laid BairdBy James Taranto, Opinion JournalOne Democrat Congressman who opposed the war in Iraq finds reason to keep our troops in place.  To him, it’s more important to do right than to be right. Tragic ImplicationsBy Thomas SowellNobody names pothole repairs for anybody or puts any politician’s name on the rivets used to repair [...]

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MUST READS for August

August 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Photo ops take priority over bridgesThomas SowellSome people claim that the problem is how much money it would take to properly maintain bridges, highways, dams and other infrastructure. But money is found for other things, including things far less urgent and some things that are even counterproductive. Democrats don’t care about the poorAnn CoulterDemocrats don’t [...]

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