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The countdown has begun.The time of year normally reserved for excitement only among baseball fans and out of school students has an added political component that's unusual even for a presidential election year: a nation breathlessly awaiting a Supreme Court decision that could swing that election.
The standard measure of our national economic output is the Gross Domestic Product or GDP. Judging economic performance on the formula for GDP virtually guarantees that government will spend money it doesn't have, whether that money comes from taxing, borrowing, or as is currently in vogue, simply printing it.The standard formula for GDP is:GDP = C + I + NX + G
We made 2011 the “year of school choice” and 2012 is shaping up to be no different, but what about 2013? Many states have finished up their legislative sessions and are gearing up for the 2013 session with education reform looking to take center stage. One state in particular is shaping up to be ground zero for education reform and that is Montana. According to a recent article in the Flathead Beacon:
Reverend CL Bryant’s Documentary “Runaway Slave” to Premiere in Dallas
WHAT: FreedomWorks Foundation is pleased to announce that Reverend CL Bryant’s brave new documentary, “Runaway Slave” will premiere in Dallas this week. The Dallas premiere follows a series of “sneak-peak” screenings in Washington DC and Los Angeles earlier in the year, and marks the beginning of a national theatre tour that will last throughout the summer.
ICYMI: "How to Beat ObamaCare, Part III with Dean Clancy and Senator Leah Vukmir" (Archived Version)
As the third part of our series “How to Beat ObamaCare”, FreedomWorks’s own health care policy expert Dean Clancy sat down with Wisconsin State Senator & certified pediatric nurse practitioner Leah Vukmir to discuss the upcoming Supreme Court decision on ObamaCare. In just thirty minutes, Dean & Leah discussed repealing and replacing ObamaCare with true patient-centered care, how Wisconsin and other states are handling the health care exchanges, and how to take control from the government and give it back to consumers.
FreedomWorks Welcomes Deneen Borelli as Director of Outreach
Moral and Legal AuthorityA government with moral and legal authority promulgates written rules and universally, impartially and uniformly enforces the rules, which provides a stable and predictable legal order on which to base economic and personal decisions. The law prevails, not the proclamation or arbitrary decision of a ruler, government bureaucrat, the enforcer (e.g., policeman) or judge.
Democracy and Power 107: Counting votesSuccessful … politicians are insecure and intimidated men. They advance politically only as they placate, appease, bribe, seduce, bamboozle or otherwise manage to manipulate the demanding and threatening elements in their constituencies.– Walter Lippmann (1889-1974), American Journalist and Author