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On Monday, the Senate is expected to vote on reauthorizing and expanding the so-called Violence against Women Act (VAWA). This unconstitutional law was originally signed by President Clinton in 1994 and has shown no signs of actually reducing violence against women.
It is a strange sign of the world in which we live that politicians are compared to Jesus Christ himself. It’s interesting, however, to look at the reactions to these bizarre proclamations. Let’s take a look at Barack Obama and Marco Rubio, for example. Both have been called a savior recently, but the reactions from the men were markedly different.
Now that Barack Obama has been sworn in for a second term, the focus will again turn to Obamacare and health care exchanges. A key component of Obamacare, health care exchanges are to be set up by the states giving consumers a limited amount of options to purchase health care in their state. Those that traditionally cannot afford to purchase health care will be given tax credits. Additionally, the federal government will also help cover co-pays and deductibles that aren’t covered by insurance.
Thousands of Americans are voting with their feet and heading to the Lone Star State. Despite a national economic slump, Texas boasts a rock solid economy and pro-active leadership committed to fostering a business friendly environment. And it's just this type of climate that's attracting the nation's best and brightest.
The issue is not who is conservative, but who is willing to gamble his own power to achieve a result beneficial to everyone.
In the power struggle between the DC Establishment and grassroots, labeling of the two sides often conceals the battle lines. Language frames the debate, and I am still not completely comfortable with the labels "establishment" and "grassroots". I'm even more uncomfortable with the labels "true conservative" and "RINO", as they don't describe at all what the fuss is about.
Black History Month: Do We Still Need It In Its Current Form?
Whenever Black History Month comes around, I experience mixed feelings stemming from its celebration in the Department of Defense schools that I attended during my childhood. It was always a time of shame and mockery mixed with defiant force for us. We weren't permitted to sit it out, we were commanded to celebrate, which took a lot of the fun out of it. I always wondered why the history of black people had to be confined to a single month instead of being inside the history books along with the rest.
The Obama administration decided to pick a handful of fights that put our Bill of Rights at the center of the discussion. While I'm no fan of their liberty-crushing agenda, I'm always happy to have a discussion over the virtues of our founding documents and the rights they protect. There's one part of this discussion though, that needs to be addressed. There's a blanket argument bouncing its way around lefty spheres that goes something like this:
Laura Bledsoe wasn't that interested in politics of any kind, least of all conservative politics. The back-to-nature farmer would be considered a bit of a hippie to many traditional Republicans. But Laura's foray into community-supported agriculture has turned her into a Tea Party hero, highlighting a growing alliance between limited-government activists and small organic farmers.
FreedomWorks Applauds Utah Governor for Resisting Federally Approved Health Care Exchanges
Washington, DC- Following news that Utah Governor Gary Herbert walked away from negotiations with the Obama Administration to create a federally approved health care exchange in the state, FreedomWorks Vice President of Health Care Policy Dean Clancy issued the following statement: