Tag: Government

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Yesterday we wrote of, here at home, the long lost beauty of equal protection before the law.  Which the Fourteenth Amendment of our Constitution mandates – but our government almost never delivers. By forsaking this important tenet, we opened wide the door to cronyism – with government playing favorites amongst private sector players.  Decades later,…

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The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution contains the “Equal Protection Clause.”  Washington, D.C. has long ignored just about all of our founding document – perhaps no portion thereof more than the Equal Protection Clause. Located at the end of Section I of the Fourteenth, the Equal Protection Clause reads in part: “No State shall…deny to…

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“Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.”  Francois de La Rochefoucauld exquisitely captured Man’s inherent inconsistency to Man. Hand in hand with hypocrisy – goes rationalization.  Which an exchange in the flick “The Big Chill” aptly describes thus: Michael: “Don’t knock rationalization.  Where would we be without it?  I don’t know anyone who can…

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The Washington, D.C.-New York Bubble has a decidedly skewed view of what constitutes things like “Tech” and “The Internet.”  The Bubble references Tech or the Internet, and they mean companies like Google and Facebook, Netflix and Uber – and only those types of companies.  This is a ridiculously partial, partisan perspective. Because before you can…

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Remember Fast and Furious?: “As a refresher, from 2009 to 2011, agents from the (President Barack Obama) Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF), overseen by the (Obama Department of Justice) DOJ, allowed known straw purchasers working for Mexican cartels to illegally buy thousands of firearms at U.S. gun shops. “The ATF allowed those…

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I have long liked former Texas Congressman, Senator and presidential candidate Phil Gramm.  I in fact voted for him in the 1996 Republican presidential primary.  The one time I got to meet him – years thereafter, at a UBS event (with whom he’d landed a post-politics gig) – I told him I had cast a…

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Candidate Donald Trump ran on massive regulatory rollbacks.  And won thereon.  Since being sworn in, he’s – in very un-Washington-D.C.-fashion – adhered to and started implementing his campaign promises.  Including his regulatory rollbacks – pledging cuts of “75% or more.”  Serious business. His Cabinet almost inarguably is the most deregulatory in our nation’s history.  To…