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This is not a democracy

Bob Barr is the Libertarian Party’s nominee for President of the United States. He believes the proper role of government is to ensure liberty, freedom, and free commerce; and not much else. GQ interviewed Barr and asked: Isnít the government there to do whatever the people want? Isnít that the whole idea of a democracy?…Continue Reading…

Rent Control Causes Housing Problems

On Tuesday, June 3, 2008, I voted in the California Statewide Election. The results are online now at the Secretary of State’s website. For the U.S. Congress, District 26 voted for Russell Warner over Cynthia Matthews on the Democratic side, and David Dreier over Sonny Sardo on the Republican side. Walnut is in the 26th…Continue Reading…

Abolishing the Department of Education

Getting rid of the Department of Education used to be part of the Republican platform. But when people get in power, the temptation to abuse their power becomes too great. It is extremely easy to justify certain government expansions, especially around something that sounds good, like Education. So instead of abolishing the DoE as promised,…Continue Reading…

Ron Paul Receives the Most Military Donations

Update: On February 28th, 2008, the Seattle Times observed the support that Dr. Paul has from tech companies: U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, has proved his popularity in the tech world, far outpacing Sen. John McCain in support from donors. Paul received twice as much money from Microsoft employees as McCain did, and five times…Continue Reading…

Ron Paul Supporters Donate $6.04 Million in One Day

Yesterday was a big day for Ron Paul supporters. On just one day, in honor of the 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, the new American revolutionaries brought in $6.04 million, another one-day record. The average donation was $102; we had 58,407 individual contributors, of whom an astounding 24,915 were first-time donors. And it…Continue Reading…

Ron Paul – Abolish the IRS, Federal Reserve, etc.

First, let me say that if you don’t want to read what I have to say about politics (as one reader recently told me), then take a look at my business blog or technology blog instead (and subscribe to them by email). Otherwise, here’s a very compelling video supporting Ron Paul… (If it says “We’re…Continue Reading…