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Archive for the ‘Limited Government’ Category

Congressional District 1 Update

September 12, 2007

Republican candidate for the 1st Congressional District Sydney Hay has launched her campaign website as seeks to replace the open seat vacated by Rick Renzi. Sydney’s website is a shell right now but you can certainly volunteer for her campaign or make a donation. Advertisements

Very Excited…

September 3, 2007

The Critical Arizonan sent this announcement around privately last week but neglected to post it here.  Thanks to DSW over at the Sonoran Alliance.

Movin’ On Up… Like The Jeffersons?

September 3, 2007

Do you remember in high school when you needed to think about what you were going to be when you graduated?  Whether to go to college, trade school, or work?  Decisions, decisions, decisions.  We were filled with an overwhelming fear and excitement of what the future might hold.  The purpose was to identify our likes and […]

The Bullies in Government

August 24, 2007

“Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.” Gilbert K. Chesterton It looks like the bullies on the Chandler City Council are moving forward to condemn businesses to make way for a new city hall in downtown Chandler as we discussed here yesterday. After […]

Public Use vs. Private Property

August 23, 2007

I continue to be amazed that governments — local, state, federal — continue have the, um, guts shall we say to torment the taxpayers through increased taxes, regulation, intimidation, treachery, and so on. This article in today’s East Valley Tribune has got me wide-eyed though.  It concerns the city of Chandler trying to build a […]

The Purpose of Education

August 22, 2007

Around this time last year, I listened to a radio show that was discussing the merits of education.  The show, a quasi-conservative talk program, featured a renown educator most notably for his columns on the need for improvements in education, particularly public education.  During the course of this show, they decided to take some calls […]

Mayor Gordon and Phoenix City Council Uses Scare Tactics

August 20, 2007

In today’s Arizona Republic there is a piece on Proposition 3 which Phoenix voters will have the chance to consider on September 11th.  Proposition 3 would lift the spending limits already in place to allow Phoenix to set its own spending limits. The problem is that the current budget for Phoenix is $3.3 billion.  Phoenix […]

Big, Big, Big

August 15, 2007

“Man is not free unless government is limited.”  Ronald Reagan Bob Robb pens a decent piece today on the departure of Karl Rove and his tenure with President Bush.  Recounting the goals and the policy agenda of the Bush presidency, Robb sums it up in one phrase: Bush wanted to create such a majority by […]