Monday, March 22, 2010

Health Insurance Bill

Congress passed a bill for mandatory health insurance, to be implemented in 2014.

Ron Paul has some thoughts on mandatory health insurance:
Of course, the most troubling aspect of this bill is that it is so blatantly unconstitutional and contrary to the ideals of liberty. Nowhere in the constitution is there anything approaching authority for the Federal government to do any of this. The founders would have been horrified at the idea of government forcing citizens to become consumers of a particular product from certain government approved companies. 38 states are said to already be preparing legal and constitutional challenges to this legislation, and if the courts stand by their oaths, they will win. Protecting the right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, should be the court’s responsibility. Citizens have a responsibility over their own life, but they also have the liberty to choose how they will live and protect their lives. Healthcare choices are a part of liberty, another part that is being stripped away. Government interference in healthcare has already infringed on choices available to people, but rather than getting out of the way, it is entrenching itself, and its corporatist cronies, even more deeply.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"This is that hour"

Judge Andrew Napolitano took his Fox News radio show to Ohio State University.

"In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending our freedom in its maximum hour of danger," Napolitano recited from John F. Kennedy's US Presidential Inaugural Address of 1961.
"You are that generation. This is that hour. You know what your role is to do!" he continued.

Ron Paul spoke and said in part, "The bad news is our economy is in shambles, our liberties are being destroyed routinely and we are in a state of perpetual war," said Dr. Paul. "The good news is we have answers for that, and they can be found in our principles of liberty and in our Constitution."

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Local Action In Arizona

An Arizona man has collected signatures to place a state-wide ballot initiative to remove camera and video collection for the purpose of fining speeders. The article says the company doing the monitoring shares in 1/2 the profits and the company is based in Australia.

Arizona: The Surveillance State

For years Arizona has been known as the “sunset state,” but lately some residents simply call it the “surveillance state.”

“They track us everywhere we go,” says Phoenix resident Shawn Dow. “It’s unbelievable. I can’t go anywhere and not have a camera tracking me.”

Dow is now trying to change all that with a ballot initiative this November that would ban all ticket cameras in Arizona.

“I’m tired of being constantly watched,” he said. We’re all being tracked like cattle.”


Powerful Sheriffs Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County and Paul Babeau, of Pinal County have both signed the initiative, which is set to appear on the state ballot on November 2nd .

Babeau even attended a recent rally against RedFlex in front of the company’s Phoenix office last month claiming the cameras perform work that should be done by human beings.


Monday, March 1, 2010

Returns Government Funds

Ron Paul runs a frugal office, and every year returns unspent funds. This year, Ron Paul returned over $100,000 to the federal government.