Posts Tagged ‘government’

Voluntary taxes?

Gambling taxes are as voluntary as any tax could possibly be. The idea of allowing people to voluntarily pay taxes for school children sounds so good to so many that amendment 68 might actually have a chance of passing. Supporters are advertising that no one else will have to pay any taxes. The ads say [...]

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A crisis of Truth in America

The opening paragraph of the Declaration of Independence contains the five “W’s”: who, what, where, when and why. In the first line following the opening paragraph, the Declaration then begins in detail by stating that the document is rooted in “truths” which are so easily understood they are “self-evident.” Clarity of truth was critical in [...]

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High court rules in favor of religious freedom

In a 5 to 4 decision, the Supreme Court today ruled that closely held corporations, in this case Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties, are excluded from Obamacare’s mandate that employers must provide birth control for their employees. Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion which found that the government may not force “closely held” [...]

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Anonymous Republican support – bad idea

by Craig Masters As a conservative, gun toting, suv driving, hunter and strong supporter of candidates guided by a working moral compass, I have to report being sad to have received a copy of a publication clearly supporting conservative views on several key issues. The publication included several articles bearing bylines – that was good. [...]

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NoCoGazette – smarter readers better news from a Simpler Time

by Craig Masters While regular readers of the Northern Colorado Gazette don’t always agree with the opinion pieces, they always trust that the news is reported with minimum bias. We don’t have to report stories we might not like or want to give exposure. If an article is under our opinion column, it is more often [...]

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EPA rules ‘Waters of the U.S.’ threatens all private property

by Craig Masters Under the EPA proposed new Waters of the U.S. rule, not one single acre in America is safe from the exact kind of federal trooper confrontation which took place this past week in Bunkerville, Nevada.  Using the concept of “protecting clean water” every dictator in history would be envious of the latest [...]

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Texans and Oklahoma City bomber – all the same to Reuters / Connecticut College professor

by Craig Masters Did these guys die in Vain? Reuters makes no apologies for a leftist college professor who says the Oklahoma City bomber and Texans should be studied as one phenomenon. Reuters is often caught slanting their reporting as far left as possible while mis-categorizing rants as news articles. The article following the events of [...]

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BLM declares Texas is Oklahoma land

 by Craig Masters Cowboys at the ready While the world watched, these cowboys sat ready to defend their way of life against more than 200 heavily armed federal agents and snipers hiding in the hills. The agents were sent by Harry Reid’s former senior advisor, 35 year old Neil Kornze, to confiscate open range cattle from the [...]

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Helicopters confiscated from Militia

by Craig Masters The Constitution, for what it’s worth these years, reserves to the states the control over the civilian militia – now accepted as the National Guard. Once again this week we saw why the Second Amendment was never ever about hunting – it was always about the ability of the people to defend themselves [...]

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Just Salute and Follow Orders’: When Secrecy and Surveillance Trump the Rule of Law

By John W. Whitehead “The Secret Government is an interlocking network of official functionaries, spies, mercenaries, ex-generals, profiteers and superpatriots, who, for a variety of motives, operate outside the legitimate institutions of government. Presidents have turned to them when they can’t win the support of the Congress or the people, creating that unsupervised power so [...]

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Obamacare deadline prompts world’s largest protest

by Craig Masters Civil rights riots and the Viet Nam War protests were the result of some Americans uniting in civil protests to tell their government to change a policy or rewrite a law. These protests made headline news. In a few cases, hundreds of thousands joined episodes of civil disobedience and risked being fined, [...]

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The multiple fronts in the War on Liberty

Craig Masters Gun ownership is under attack, from our flanks. Have no misunderstanding about immigration reform. While the Obama regime makes more pie-in-the-sky promises which sound like good ideas, their reform plans are about gun control and a national database of political viewpoints. This attack on the Second Ammendment will surprise most gun owners while [...]

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IRS hiring of convicted FBI snooper raises privacy concerns

By Jack Minor –   Conservative groups who have faced invasive questions from the IRS such as the content of their prayers and have had their tax records accessed and shared with outside groups have expressed alarm at the tax agencies decision to hire a former police officer who was convicted of illegally accessing FBI [...]

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Seeing the light: Vulnerable Dems now backing Republican changes to Obamacare

By Jack Minor –   Democrats who preferred to see the federal government partially shut down rather than support Republican proposals to delay the law and implement changes to the healthcare system are now calling for some of these same things.   Six Democratic Senators came out and have said they are going to propose [...]

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Could Concord Patriots slow today’s corruption blitz?

by Craig Masters With just a little over 2 years left in his terms it appears the speed of corruption and degrees of arrogance of the Obama administration are breaking all the barriers. Americans were told the government needed to take drastic and immediate action to reform Wall Street and protect the savings of American [...]

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Obama administration decrees part of Obamacare exempt from sequester cuts

By Jack Minor –   While the sequester has forced the military to endure billions of dollars in budget cuts, the Obamacare administration has declared that the mandatory across the board budget cuts will not apply to a portion of Obamacare.   Part of Obamacare provides subsidies for low-income people to help them cover out [...]

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Sheriffs last line of defense against government tyranny

By Jack Minor –   The office of sheriff was created to address worries exactly like the rampant militarization of police forces in America, claim two sheriffs who have challenged elected officials in their states over what they believe are unconstitutional abuses of power. “Right now the threat to individual Americans from al-Qaida and other [...]

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If you like your Liberty you can keep it

by Craig Masters Much like the new communistic government of Obama, the Constitution had to be ‘sold’ to the people of the states as a new form of government. But unlike the intentional lies Obama spewed on the people to gain support for his rapid transformation to Communism, many thoughtful arguments and well-meant promises were [...]

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Colorado lawmakers lawsuit against constitutional amendment limiting taxes moves forward

By Jack Minor –   A bizarre lawsuit by Colorado lawmakers arguing that a state constitutional amendment requiring them to go to voters before raising taxes has been allowed to move forwards after a ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.   In 1992, voters approved the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) which [...]

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Historic call for Article V convention begins to reign in federal power

By Jack Minor –   Legislators in Georgia made history on Thursday when they passed an application calling for a Constitutional Convention in an attempt to rein in a federal government that many feel is out of control and has far exceeded its authority.   The Convention of States confirmed that Georgia lawmakers overwhelmingly passed [...]

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Ukrainians have shown US it can be done

by Craig Masters Once again Obama has demonstrated there is no depth to which he will not slither. His list of treasonous acts just keeps growing. Sadly, unlike the rugged Ukraine people who saw their government had crossed the line and moved backward away from freedom, Americans no longer have the vision nor apparently the [...]

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Could gun confiscation come to Connecticut?

By Jack Minor –   Reports that the state of Connecticut is preparing to send out letters to gun owners with unregistered firearms has caused some to speculate the state may be preparing to engage in house to house gun confiscation.   The Capitalism Institute claims to have a copy of a letter officials in [...]

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An Absolute Right to Refuse Service

By Matt Barber Albert Einstein once said, “Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.” He was right. In the aftermath of the Arizona religious freedom skirmish, I have a few questions for those who would presume to compel religious business owners, under penalty of law, to “provide goods and services” to [...]

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Tuesday is Caucus Day

by Craig Masters Caucus is as good as it gets in citizen politics. But in a country founded with a government specifically limited in its powers, the caucus too has joined most of the guarantees of the Constitution as the reversal of power continues and government erases more of those limits to its power. There [...]

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Obama moving full speed ahead after debt ceiling raised without limits

By Jack Minor –   Now that Congress has agreed to Obama’s desire to raise the debt ceiling with no limits, he is preparing to abandon all pretense of carrying about the federal deficit and national debt and is expected to call for billions more in spending with his new budget.   President Obama is [...]

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Hold onto your Guns and Tax Returns…

by Craig Masters The Second Amendment was included as a high priority for a reason. Neither Colorado liberals nor Barack Husein Obama himself and his all-mighty “Pen-of-Executive Powers” have the right to force citizens to be unable to defend themselves against either an intruder or an abusive government. But if WE don’t do something before [...]

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50 Years After the Beatles: Isn’t It Time for Another Political & Cultural Revolution?

By John Whitehead –   “You gotta remember, establishment, it’s just a name for evil. The monster doesn’t care whether it kills all the students or whether there’s a revolution. It’s not thinking logically, it’s out of control.”—John Lennon (1969) It’s been 50 years since the Beatles—John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr—first landed [...]

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Liberal Rag: More Despotism Please

By Matt Barber Hypocrisy, thy name is liberalism. What a difference a few years makes. Remember when “progressive” media types chided President George W. Bush till they were blue in the face for “going it alone” on Iraq? Well, apparently “going it alone” is totally cool if you have a “D” after your name. David [...]

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Terrorist trial in Denver

by Craig Masters Jamshid Muhtorov is charged in Denver Federal Court as a terrorist. But, as recent as 2007, the UN supported Muhtorov’s status as a political refugee from the oppressive Uzbekistan government and the U.S., under the Bush administration, granted him legal permanent residency. This action was prompted by a massacre of protesters in the [...]

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Obama’s Lies, NSA Spies, and the Sons of Liberty: Will You Choose Dangerous Freedom or Peaceful Slavery?

By John W. Whitehead     “All governments are run by liars.”—Independent journalist I.F. “Izzy” Stone   President Obama has managed, with singular assistance from Congress and the courts, to mangle the Constitution through repeated abuses, attacks and evasions.   This is nothing new, as I’ve documented in my book A Government of Wolves: The [...]

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Would Dr. King approve of liberal policies?

By Mike McCune –   “I Have A Dream” Led to Bad Legislation. “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.”–Martin Luther King Jr.   I believe if Martin Luther King Jr. [...]

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Sebelius to Americans nervous about issues with website: “Get in line”

By Jack Minor –   Americans who are having problems with signing up for Obamacare due to government problems with the website and now face the possibility of an insurance coverage gap have received a harsh message from Health and Human Services Director Kathleen Sebelius, “get in line.”   The Detroit Free Press reported how [...]

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Dems running ads against Obamacare

Democrats hoping to use last year’s government shutdown against Republicans in the mid-term elections may have a harder go at it now that Democrats themselves are running ads attacking Obamacare.   During last year’s government shutdown the Democrats and the mainstream media attempted to portray it as strictly a Republican caused issue. However, the Republicans [...]

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Dems kill bill preventing public aid cards at pot shops, strip clubs

In what could be an early sign that Democrats are planning on continuing to push their liberal agenda again this year, a bill that would have prohibited state residents from using ATMs in Colorado marijuana dispensaries and strip clubs was killed on a party line vote on Wednesday.   The bill was sponsored by Sen. [...]

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Government of the Rich, by the Rich and for the Rich: It’s Time for ‘Militant Nonviolent Resistance’

By John W. Whitehead   “[E]verywhere, “time is winding up,” in the words of one of our spirituals, “corruption in the land, people take a stand, time is winding up.”—Martin Luther King Jr. We now live in a two-tiered system of governance. There are two sets of laws: one set for the government and its [...]

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