If you accept the old stereotype, you believe that big government is a sworn enemy of big business. You believe that, were it not for Washington’s protection, we’d all be under the boot of rapacious robber barons. In reality, however, the two bigs have far more acquaintance with each other than with the little guy.
A shocking video released today shows Congressman Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.) assaulting a student who asked him a question on a public sidewalk.
Living in New York has long cost an arm and a leg. Now dying there may cost a kidney and a heart. Under a proposed law, all state residents would automatically be enrolled as organ donors — without their consent.
Damaged by scandal like his predecessor, New York’s Governor David Paterson has announced that he is withdrawing his bid to win election this November.
Ronald Reagan once said that the nine scariest words in the English language are “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” In thus opining, he was simply reflecting an American tradition that began with the Founding Fathers: a healthy suspicion of government.
Has a bombshell just been dropped in the November elections? If a story that broke on Thursday gets enough ink, the answer may be yes.
It’s being reported that the White House has sought to entice Senate primary challengers into dropping their campaigns against incumbent Democrats with the offer of plum government appointments — a jailable offense.
Many of us have heard about Geert Wilders, the Dutch parliamentarian currently on trial in Holland because he criticized Islam. It’s shocking to many that you could be charged with a hate crime for expressing an opinion, but such prosecutions are not unheard of in the Western world beyond American shores. After all, most nations have nothing tantamount to our First Amendment. But could such a thing happen in the land of the (mostly) free as well?
In a legislative clash that pitted Democrats against their fellows, the House voted Saturday to pass the Stupak Amendment. Sponsored by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), Brad Ellsworth, (D-Ind.) and Joe Pitts, (R-Pa.), the measure prohibits federal money from being used to fund abortion through the Democrats’ 1,990-page healthcare plan.
There has long been a certain objection to the divine command that we should worship God. It is simply: Why does God need you to worship Him? It is, really, an eminently fair question, and it has an eminently logical answer: God doesn’t need you to worship Him. You need to worship Him.