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The state of California is a sunny, balmy – deathtrap nightmare mess. Decades of Leftist government have eviscerated the state. California’s Whale Of A Tale In Bad Government California’s $400 Billion Debt Worries Analysts 55 Reasons Why California Is The Worst State In America California Wins ‘Worst State for Business’ for 11th Year Calexit Activist…

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America ratified the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution – which banned alcoholic beverages – in January 1920. It would have been obscenely obnoxious – and an unbelievable governmental overreach – to have then begun arresting people for drinking in December 1919, and then working your way back through the calendar. Because in Reality, you can’t…

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Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis popularized the phrase “laboratories of democracy”: “(T)o describe how a ‘state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.’” Cities and towns also experiment with policy novelties – serving as even smaller laboratories. For…

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The old idiom is “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.” Which means don’t “turn on someone that has supported you.” The Republican Party – is far too often the Stupid Party. They far too often turn the old idiom on its head – and feed the hands that bite them. They dump tons of…

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Government cutting special deals for special friends – is always obnoxious, obnoxiously bad policy. It takes a lot of money from innocent, unwitting citizens – and hands it to politically-connected cronies. It warps functioning marketplaces – when governments place their massive thumbs upon the scales to tilt the system. We’ve just narrowly escaped the Barack…

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Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist made an excellent recommendation as to how best to oppose the old school crony government pork known as “earmarks” – which was district-specific spending, benefiting that district’s Congressman. Getting riled up at that Congressman was a waste of time. He was the vote-buying beneficiary of the government money.…

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The late Supreme Court Chief Justice (amongst many other impressive gigs) John Marshall rightly noted “The power to tax – is the power to destroy.” The power to OverTax, of course – will destroy even more. We have in our nation established a very anti-human nature approach to government. We punish things of which we…

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There’s an old joke. About a little boy standing in the entrance of a huge barn – clearly filled to the rafters with manure. The boy has a shovel in hand – and loudly proclaims “There has to be a pony in here somewhere.” The Left – is this little boy. And their little boy…