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As one of his last acts as President, George W. Bush has commuted the sentences of Ignacios Ramos and Jose Compean, border guards convicted of the shooting of a Mexican drug dealer. Bush has been busy pardoning and commuting sentences in the last couple of months, but there didn’t seem to be any indication that Ramos and Compean would be included in the list that included several people convicted of drug felonies. Perhaps the groundswell of support for the two border guards convinced Bush to change his mind- no doubt, in the minds of their supporters, this act allows the President to end his term on a more positive note.
* Barack Obama will realize that Congress is not ready to go along with his progressive agenda. Many Southern and rural Midwestern Democrats were elected as pro-life conservative Democrats. Hence, his Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) will never see the light of day.
* With nervousness on the economy, Obama will not push for Nationalized Health Care. You will see some adding around the edges, but no major increases in federal programs. Obama’s advisers will warn him about the effect of more spending and especially, more taxes on our fragile economy.
Even political bloggers take a break for holidays, so we at United Liberty wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope you enjoy reading some of our past stories.
Thanks to former President Bill Clinton, one of the obstacles facing Hillary’s appointment to Secretary of State has been removed. Despite promises of anonymity to some of the contributors to the William J Clinton Foundation he started, Bill has agreed to disclose his list of donors.
wsj.com- He’ll also refuse donations from foreign governments to the Clinton Global Initiative, his annual charitable conference, and will cease holding CGI meetings overseas.
Once again, it’s proven that Afghanistan is the perfect place for world powers to be humiliated by a 3rd world military.
WASHINGTON: The top U.S. military officer says the Taliban is doing well right now, and it’s no surprise that the militants would reject settlement talks with the Afghan government.Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a U.S. news agency in an interview that the Taliban feels confident enough in its success to, as he put it, negotiate from a position of strength.
From John Tate, Executive Director of Campaign for Liberty- After the Paulson $700 billion bailout package passed in early October, we knew it was only a matter of time before Congress moved to use your money yet again to bail out a struggling industry.
After the Paulson $700 billion bailout package passed in early October, we knew it was only a matter of time before Congress moved to use your money yet again to bail out a struggling industry.
As Administration transition begins to kick into high gear I wanted to keep readers up to date on some of the latest Obama news- some negative, some to maybe to make a point, and some that is just interesting or funny.
According to Glenn Beck, who as recently moved from CNN Headline News to Fox News (which he will premier at in January), MSNBC had the audacity to:
Politico is reporting that the third ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, Adam Putman, has decided to resign his position. Putnam, 34, elected in 2000, has been viewed as a rising party star able to provide a young fresh face to party leadership. His most recent national point of importance occurred when he stood aside Bush surrogates and other Republican Party leaders attempting to sell the $850 billion TARP Bailout package to skeptical House Republicans.
So wondering how does this effect things? Won’t this neocon just be replaced by yet another neoconservative with little to no true conservative principles? Well the following is an interesting development-
United Liberty was begun by individuals from a large variation of backgrounds, all having the same goal in mind- the maximizing of individual liberty. We are not a monolithic group, seeing everything through the same eyes, and therefore have different ideas about how to best achieve that goal. All of us began as supporters of the same candidate, but since his name will not be on the ballot in our respective states, we wanted to share who we will be voting for and who we predict will win.
Editor, B J Lawson-
I wish I had an answer, but I’m still undecided :-/Don’t think I know until I get into the voting booth.At least I know how I’m voting for Congress…
Contributor, Scott Morris-
While during these times of financial instability most of our attention turns to Wall Street and Washington, the fiscal policies that our individual governors persue can greatly lessen or worsen the situation within our given states. The Cato Institute recently released their 2008 Fiscal Report Card for American Governors. The criteria is fairly straight forward. Tax and/or spending increases lower the governors’ scores, while tax and/or spending cuts will raise them.