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In April of this year, Louisiana lawmakers passed two education bills which included enormous progress for school choice in that state. These bills established the largest voucher program in the country, curtailed teacher tenure, expanded charter schools, and tied educator pay and job security to student performance, allowing over 400,000 children new choice in education.
The Passing Of A Legend In Conservative Politics In The Pacific Northwest – RIP Don McIntire, Taxpayer Champion
We lost a conservative stalwart last week when Don McIntire was found dead of a heart attack at age 74. Don still had a lot of good work left in him, and his passing comes too soon. In fact, he was in the process of working on a ballot initiative much like the Wisconsin and Indiana laws that would make it illegal to involuntarily withhold public union dues from the paychecks of public employees in Oregon.
“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” -John Adams
We get a lot of e-mails at FreedomWorks from people who want to know which economic policies we endorse and why we endorse them. This is a good thing. Economics is a specialty, and it does the republic no good when people pretend to understand economics but aren’t available to discuss their ideas. (This is only a slight jab at Paul Krugman’s debate jitters).
Abigail Fisher and Rachel Michalewicz, two Caucasian women, were denied admission to the University of Texas and subsequently filed suit alleging that the university’s selection process discriminated against them on the basis of race. Lower courts upheld its constitutionality in accordance with the Grutter v. Bollinger (2003) ruling.
In the aftermath of the first Presidential debate last week, I wrote that it was an unmitigated success for Republican challenger Mitt Romney. While it was clear that it was a thorough tactical defeat that has vaulted Romney in the polls and placed Obama permanently on defense for the remainder of the campaign, there was a notable lack of focus on debt reduction.
It was just a few months ago that Fox News contributor Juan Williams was following the lead of his liberal media cohorts in pretending that voter fraud was a non-existent phenomenon. He brushed the concept off as nothing more than an attempt to suppress Democrat voters in general, and minority voters more specifically. Williams called GOP demands for voter ID laws a "fictional controversy", the equivalent of "yelling 'fire' when there is no fire".
Thousands of Activists to Gather for FreePAC Florida
Orlando, FL- Thousands of conservatives from across the country will gather in Florida for a massive grassroots activist training and a lineup of impressive speakers from the limited-government movement at FreePAC Florida in the greater Orlando area. The event will begin with grassroots training on a variety of topics, including yard sign blitzing, phone banking, roll call vote research, old and new media strategy, and door-to-door outreach. The evening rally will be headlined by (in no specific order):
Personal Freedom and Prosperity 102: Acquiring and Possessing Property That all Men are born equally free and independant, and have certain inherent natural Rights,…; among which are the Enjoyment of Life and Liberty, with the Means of acquiring and possessing Property, and pursueing and obtaining Happiness and Safety. -Virginia Declaration of Rights – 1776