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Transportation Empowerment Act

Keep Missouri Money in Missouri with TEA

The Transportation Empowerment Act gives states control and funding for their roads. It is a far superior to the Highway Trust Fund, which is slush fund for pork projects. Transportation Empowerment Act (TEA) from Senator Mike Lee would gradually shift federal gasoline taxes from Washington back to the states where they were collected without a …

Municipal Courts, News

Here’s What’s Happening on the Muni Courts Front

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance. — The Declaration of Independence Back in August, I asked for your help in pushing for municipal court reform. Cities that abuse their police and courts destroy liberty: Abusive cities turn citizens …

#Ferguson

8 Ideas to Save Christmas in Ferguson

Nixon buck-passed while Ferguson burned. With the city’s main business district laid to rubble, buycotts won’t have much effect. And Christmas is around the corner. Who got hurt last night? People who own businesses People who work at businesses People who rely on businesses Time is short. The people affected by last night’s riots need …

Municipal Courts, Trump

Why Municipal Courts Matter to Liberty

Gadsden Flag Cape

I am embarrassed. I am embarrassed that I didn’t know about this problem sooner. Or I heard about it and ignored it, which is even worse. Maybe I thought it was just the usual liberal whining about trumped up racial problems. Whatever, I should have listened. On September 2, I asked a room of about 30 …

St. Louis County

Municipal Court or Kangaroo Court?

Missouri Court Reform

Guest post by Lee A. Presser On Wednesday, April 16, 2003, I was in Bel-Ridge, Missouri, Municipal Court to plead “not guilty.” The violation listed on the ticket did not match the reality of what actually happened on the road. In a file folder, I had documents and photographs to rebut the charge. The ticket …

Living

It’s Hard to Deny North County Has Problems with Police and Courts

What did you think when you first heard reports of violence in Ferguson? I mean, after the shooting death of Michael Brown? Did you ever for a moment think, “this is about more than just Michael Brown?” I hate to say that. It’s embarrassing to admit that I’m so jaded as to think “that’s all” …

Free Markets

Jonah Goldberg Perfectly Defines the GOP Establishment

I hope you read Jonah Goldberg’s short article on National Review Online last week. If not, you missed the best definition of Establishment Republicans EVER! Goldberg’s piece also exploded the myth of “pro-business” way too many conservatives believe. Conservatism isn’t pro-business, it’s pro-market. I’ll let Jonah explain: Just to clarify, the difference between being pro-business …

Liberty Movement

The Government’s Surrender to Cliven Bundy Destroys Taleb’s Weak Argument for Gun Control

Events of the past week show the power of the Second Amendment to challenge government tyranny, regardless of the government’s firepower advantage. Let me back up, though. A Smart Man’s Stupid Argument for Gun Control A year ago, the gun control lobby pumped a Facebook post by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, one of my favorite thinkers. …

Politics, Science, Trump

Adam Weinstein and His Call to Jail Global Warming Skeptics

“Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.” –President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell Address, 1961 A young man named Adam Weinstein recently called for incarceration of disbelievers in …