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Message of the Day
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Message of the Day

Governor Bush’s Tax Cut Moves in the Right Direction by Keeping Money Out of Washington and Simplifying the Code CSE believes tax relief is needed and fair. Americans are paying the highest taxes in history and we have record budget surpluses. If we can’t cut taxes now, when can we? Governor Bush has proposed a $483 billion tax cut. The tax cut provides all working Americans with tax relief. It reduces the marriage penalty and eliminates the death tax.

01/20/2000
Message of the Day
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Message of the Day

End Lawsuit Abuse by Stopping the Class Action Lottery Trial lawyers are abusing a legal tool called the class action to rob decent, honest Americans of their money, trust, freedom and peace of mind. A class action allows the claims of hundreds or even thousands of individuals to be ruled upon in one court case. Used for their intended purpose, class actions can be a positive device. It can save time and money. But plaintiffs lawyers, like the ones we see on T.V. are abusing class actions on the state level.

01/19/2000
Class Action Lottery Frivolous, Tort Reform Necessary
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Class Action Lottery Frivolous, Tort Reform Necessary

Today, Iowa Citizens for a Sound Economy (ICSE) lashed out against frivolous lawsuits, demanding that the legal system be returned to honest Americans with real grievances. “Right now trial lawyers are using a legal tool called the class action to rob decent, honest Americans of their money, trust, freedom and peace of mind” said Iowa CSE Director Jason Gross. “It’s time to stop this injustice.” Iowa CSE will hold a rally today at the state capitol in support of tort reform. The noon rally will feature State Rep. Charles Larson, Jr. and State Sen. Larry McKibben.

01/19/2000
The Declaration of Independence
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The Declaration of Independence

WHEN in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.

01/18/2000
Introducing Objectivism
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Introducing Objectivism

At a sales conference at Random House, preceding the publication of Atlas Shrugged, one of the book salesmen asked me whether I could present the essence of my philosophy while standing on one foot. I did as follows: 1. Metaphysics: Objective Reality 2. Epistemology: Reason 3. Ethics: Self-interest 4. Politics: Capitalism

01/18/2000
Declaration of Rights of Man 1789
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Declaration of Rights of Man 1789

Approved by the National Assembly of France, August 26, 1789: The representatives of the French people, organized as a National Assembly, believing that the ignorance, neglect, or contempt of the rights of man are the sole cause of public calamities and of the corruption of governments, have determined to set forth in a solemn declaration the natural, unalienable, and sacred rights of man, in order that this declaration, being constantly before all the members of the Social body, shall remind them continually of their rights and duties; in order that the acts of the legislative power, as well as those of the executive power, may be compared at any moment with the objects and purposes of all political institutions and may thus be more respected, and, lastly, in order that the grievances of the citizens, based hereafter upon simple and incontestable principles, shall tend to the maintenance of the constitution and redound to the happiness of all. Therefore the National Assembly recognizes and proclaims, in the presence and under the auspices of the Supreme Being, the following rights of man and of the citizen:

01/18/2000
Bill of Rights
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Bill of Rights

1. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. 2. 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.

01/18/2000
Petition of Right 1628
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Petition of Right 1628

To the King's Most Excellent Majesty,

01/18/2000
Declaration of Rights
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Declaration of Rights

I That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety. II That all power is vested in, and consequently derived from, the people; that magistrates are their trustees and servants, and at all times amenable to them.

01/18/2000
William Pitt’s Speech on the Stamp Act
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William Pitt’s Speech on the Stamp Act

Gentlemen, Sir, I have been charged with giving birth to sedition in America. They have spoken their sentiments with freedom against this unhappy act, and that freedom has become their crime. Sorry I am to hear the liberty of speech in this house, imputed as a crime. No gentleman ought to be afraid to exercise it. It is a liberty by which the gentleman who calumniates it might have profited, nby which he ought to have profited. He ought to have desisted from this project. The gentleman tells us, America is obstinate; America is almost in open rebellion. I rejoice that America has resisted. Three million of people so dead to all feelings of liberty, as voluntarily to submit to be slaves, would have been fit instruments to make slaves of the rest. I come not here armed at all points, with law cases and acts of parliament, with the statute book doubled down in dog's-ears, to defend the cause of liberty: if I had, I myself would have cited the two cases of Chester and Durham. I would have cited them, to have shown that even under former arbitrary reigns, parliaments were ashamed of taxing a people without their consent, and allowed them representatives. Why did the gentleman confine himself to Chester and Durham ? He might have taken a higher example in Wales; Wales, that never was taxed by parliament till it was incorporated. I would not debate a particular point of law with the gentleman. I know his abilities. I have been obliged to his diligent researches: but, for the defense of liberty, upon a general principle, upon a constitutional principle, it is a ground on which I stand firm; on which I dare meet any man. he gentleman tells us of many who are taxed, and are not represented. The India Company, merchants, stockholders, manufacturers. Surely many of these are represented in other capacities, as owners of land, or as freemen of boroughs. It is a misfortune that more are not equally represented: but they are all inhabitants, and as such, are they not virtually represented?....they have connections with those that elect, and they have influence over them. The gentleman mentioned the stockholders: I hope he does not reckon the debts of the nation as a part of the national estate. Since the accession of King William, many ministers, some of great, others of more moderate abilities, have taken the lead of government.

01/18/2000

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