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Federal Spending Unabated; Deficit Continues Relentless Growth

Federal Spending Unabated; Deficit Continues Relentless Growth

The U.S. government ran a $170.64 billion budget deficit in August, pushing the total fiscal 2021 budget shortfall to $2.71 trillion with one month to go, according to the latest Monthly Treasury Statement.

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OSHA Is Not Regulating “Commerce”

OSHA Is Not Regulating “Commerce”

I have asserted that OSHA is an unconstitutional federal agency. I’ve gotten some pushback from folks who say it is authorized by the “commerce clause.” But this is a complete misunderstanding of the meaning of the word “commerce” in the Constitution.

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Originalism and Citizens United (Again)

Originalism and Citizens United (Again)

To be clear, the issue in Citizens United was whether corporations (and labor unions and non-profit associations like the ACLU) could spend money to express their opinions about candidates.  I think there most certainly is a “plausible argument” that the original meaning of the First Amendment included such a right.

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What’s the Deal with all the Obedience?

What’s the Deal with all the Obedience?

The doctrine of “passive obedience and non-resistance” – was one the founders and old revolutionaries vehemently rejected as destructive to liberty. Yet, here we are today…is it based on fear, or maybe just old habits?

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The $3.5 trillion monster includes Biden’s obscene gifts to his union backers

The $3.5 trillion monster includes Biden’s obscene gifts to his union backers

Posted by Ada Coddington President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion budget bill is unfair to non-union workers. EPA/Al Drago / POOL Nonunion workers make up nearly 90 percent of the US workforce. President Joe Biden is giving them the shaft. The massive $3.5 trillion budget bill Biden and Democratic lawmakers are trying to ram through Congress […]