Cato Institute scholars Alex Nowrasteh, Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, Benjamin H. Friedman, Simon Lester, Neal McCluskey, Mark Calabria, Dan Mitchell, Justin Logan, Patrick J. Michaels, Walter Olson and Jim Harper respond to President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address.
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I can’t imagine the framers of the Constitution thought the simple wording of the 2nd Amendment would ever be brought into question.
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
It’s time for conservatives to stop using the Left’s argument that government spending creates jobs, and get serious about cutting wasteful military spending. So says Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist, in this video produced by my Cato colleagues Caleb Brown and Austin Bragg.
Peter Schiff explains that we need to stimulate savings and production that the stimulus bill well depress that, making the situation worse. A severe recession is the price that must be paid for years of reckless borrowing and spending.
Like Olbermann, I am saddened that Proposition 8 passed in California last week, and I have seen many reasons attributed to be the cause of its passage (large numbers of new black voters, the strong Mormon push, etc). I think it boils down to a tremendously large number of people who will vote for an undefined “change” in Washington, but not in other people’s bedrooms. Proposition 8 was about controlling people’s lives and limiting their freedoms by preventing them from a chance at true happiness. Whatever you believe in the nature vs.
The first of six videos, John Stossel does an excellent job of explaining why government interference and central planning does more harm than good.
“Most of life works best, when you are in charge. Maybe the government should do… nothing.” John Stossel
Via Learn Liberty: “Tired of the corruption, high crime, and poor state of the economy in Venezuela, students and other citizens are taking to the streets to protest. What kind of ideas inspire regular citizens to risk so much in the face of a tyrannical government?”
Obama has run and, surprisingly, sustained one of the best managed campaigns since at least Reagan ‘84, but I believe he made a significant mistake by going after McCain with recent “Joe Plumber” attack lines. “A plumber is the guy he is fighting for”, Obama said sarcastically to a revved up crowd Thursday. Ironically, if Obama truly convinces the median voter that McCain is “fighting for plumbers”, then he will likely lose Ohio and Pennslyvania.