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By The Wizard of Laws, Section News
Cross-posted in The Wizard of Laws.
Individual sovereignty is under attack.
Not the wacko, every-man-is-a-sovereign-the-United-States-is-a-corporation kind of sovereignty, but the notion that, as individuals, we have worth and dignity that deserve protection.
This attack exists in every corner of our society and has found its way into our language. Liberal politicians talk about the "cost" of a tax cut and ask conservatives, "How are you going to pay for that tax cut?" They thus view tax cuts as expenditures, but expenditures of what? Of the money to which they deem the government entitled.
A tax cut "spends" nothing. It is an acknowledgment that the money being taxed belongs in the first instance to the earner, not the government. Most Americans would willingly pay taxes to support legitimate government functions, but we resist ferociously the notion that our incomes belong to the government.
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By THE MC Mackinac Center Blog, Section News
Cross posted from The MC - The Mackinac Center Blog
By Ken Braun
As I noted yesterday, there's speculation swirling about the capitol regarding whether the Republicans "have the guts" to vote for budget cuts. And as I referenced last week, one of those cuts is a $218 reduction to the K-12 budget. So it comes as little surprise that the MIRS Capitol Capsule (subscription required) now reports a "source" who claims that the Michigan Education Association is cranking up the heat on some of them to "back away" from the $218 million reduction.
The list of MEA "targeted" legislators is as follows:
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By apackof2, Section News
(Awesome work by aPackof2, Wendy Day and Grammy Crackers! Hope to see everyone there!)
The Boston Tea Party was an act of direct protest by American Colonists demanding representation in the British Government.They became known as the original patriots.
As the bailouts spiral out of control, we are forced to fund failed banks. With foreclosures on the rise, we are made the collateral of out-of-control spending . And, when the bills come due, the IRS knocks on the door of self-responsibility.
Friday, February 27th
Enough with the Pork!
Bring Your Tea Bags, Protest Signs and American Flags!
Dissent is the highest form of Patriotism. - Thomas Paine
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