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If You Love Freedom, You Should Oppose Right-To-Work

Conservatives are cheering the passage of the Michigan "Right-to-Work" laws.  They think, finally, we have given the progressives a black eye in the heart of liberal-progressive-union controlled territory.  If you think this, you should really go read the law, and then consider these points:

I am certainly no supporter of Unions.  But I am a bigger opponent of unjust government force.



It is true that Unions have taken hold of government, and gotten unjust…

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Added by Peter Trippett on December 14, 2012 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

John Stossel: In praise of 'price gouging'

By John Stossel        Published November 01, 2012        FoxNews.com

Desperate New Jersey drivers wait in long lines to buy gasoline. One line was two miles long.

The media blame “a lack of electricity” and…

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Added by Peter Trippett on November 4, 2012 at 9:11am — No Comments

The Curse of the Magic Sword

The Curse of the Magic Sword

A Metaphor

How to recognize the force that is destroying us.

by Peter B. Trippett

August, 2012

I enjoy tales of fantasy and adventure as much as anybody – wizards, dragons, and magic swords make for great stories. But, magic isn't real, is it? There are no spells or curses in real…

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Added by Peter Trippett on September 28, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Supreme Court Proves its Irrelevance

In 1802, in Marbury vs. Madison, the Supreme Court siezed the power to uphold Acts of Congress, effectively ruling them as being within the bounds of the Constitution.  In so doing, they set their own fate, and the fate of this country.

The power to uphold a law ultimately means that the Supreme Court gets to decide which of our Individual Freedoms are Rights, and which are not.  If a group is opposed to any right, be it free speech, religion, the right to enter contracts or not…

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Added by Peter Trippett on June 28, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Fox, The Elephant and The Donkey - A Fable (Repost)

 


 

 

The Fox, The Elephant, and The Donkey

A Fable

(Or, how we got into the mess we are in, and how not to waste your vote.)

By: Peter Trippett

Illustration by: Jenny Trippett

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Added by Peter Trippett on February 2, 2012 at 7:37am — 2 Comments

An Argument Against Pre-Primary Endorsements

Dear Republican State Committee,

You are on the verge of gathering to decide whether the State Committee should endorse Primary Election candidates, or not. I am writing to point out why you should not endorse a candidate before the Primary Election.

 

A party endorsement is a powerful thing. The endorsement itself gives a candidate an advantage in the election, as many Republicans are…

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Added by Peter Trippett on January 26, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Ponzi! Ponzi! Ponzi! -- The Truth About Medicare and Social Security (by John Stossel)

Opinion

Ponzi! Ponzi! Ponzi! -- The Truth About Medicare and Social Security

By

Published September 14, 2011…

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Added by Peter Trippett on September 22, 2011 at 11:45pm — No Comments

Penn State climate-change researcher cleared of misconduct

An investigation by the National Science Foundation has found no evidence of wrongdoing or misconduct by Penn State climate-change researcher Michael Mann.

Read more: CDT: Penn State Climate Researcher Cleared of Misconduct

Added by Peter Trippett on August 23, 2011 at 7:29pm — No Comments

If Tea Partiers are Hobbits, Then Who is John McCain?

John McCain gave a speech in which he patronizingly called the Tea Party "Hobbits".

...and the Tea Party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth having defeating Mordor.

For those who haven't read the Lord of the Rings, the Hobbits were among the heroes of the story.  A peace-loving people who found the inner strength to help fight and defeat the evil Sauron, The Dark Lord of Mordor, seeking to impose his will upon the entire…

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Added by Peter Trippett on July 28, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

A Response to Glenn Thompson's Letter About the Debt Ceiling

After calling GT's office to object to any deal to raise either taxes or the debt ceiling, I received the following:

Thank you for contacting me with regard to the legal limit on federal

borrowing. I appreciate receiving your opinions on this very important

matter.  

The United States Constitution grants…

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Added by Peter Trippett on July 21, 2011 at 8:30pm — 8 Comments

Atlas Shrugged Quick Review



I had a chance to watch "Atlas Shrugged" over the weekend.  We were visiting Bradford, PA.  A theater near Buffalo, NY was showing the movie, about an hour drive away!

No spoilers here, but this movie was great! It was definitely trying to be as close to the book as possible.  It made use of a small but clever (and appopriate) change to the story to set it in our…

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Added by Peter Trippett on April 19, 2011 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Overseas-Contingencies-Kinetic-Aliocious

Overseas-Contingencies-Kinetic-Aliocious

By: IOWAHAWK

 

(think Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

 

In trying to explain himself when bombing foreign lands,

It behooves a modern president to keep his prose in…

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Added by Peter Trippett on April 2, 2011 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Glenn Thompson Press Release on Continuing Resolution

Added by Peter Trippett on March 19, 2011 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Press Release: Demonstration at G.T. Thompson's Office Wednesday Noon

by Bette Jackson,

Publicity/Public Relations,

The 9-12 Project of Central PA

 

The 9-12 Project of Central PA voted to demonstrate their disapproval of Congressman G. T. Thompson's vote in support of the Continuing Resolution to fund the government for the next three weeks since it DID NOT include key language to defund ObamaCare.  They will express their disappointment and…

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Added by Peter Trippett on March 17, 2011 at 6:46pm — No Comments

A Government Big Enough...



This quote appeared in a recent 9-12 Project of Central PA flier, that was delivered in the Centre Daily Times. Some have written to us, criticizing the attribution of that quote to Thomas Jefferson. These writers have implied that we did so, intentionally, to mislead the public into believing that our founders would have objected to the current size of…

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Added by Peter Trippett on October 17, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Liberty

LIBERTY was the subject of the videos and discussion at our August 2010 meeting. I had prepared notes and discussions for that meeting, but time did not permit all of the information to be presented at the meeting. So, I am posting my notes and ideas here, for the benefit of everyone.




"Anti-Tyranny Rhetoric"

First I want to address the term “anti-government…

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Added by Peter Trippett on August 21, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Fox, The Elephant and The Donkey - A Fable

The subject of our July 2010 Meeting concerned voting strategy. I had written this story to try to illustrate our existing political situation, and make people think twice, maybe, before accepting certain arguments about how you should vote.

I was unable to attend that meeting, and I hesitated to post this story here. It is silly. It has talking animals. It uses transparent and obvious symbolic devices. However, I…

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Added by Peter Trippett on August 21, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Who Should I Vote For?

I received an email message from someone, asking for a recommendation as to who they should vote for, in each of the ballot positions in the upcoming Primary election. Because this question touches on a policy of our group, and others may be wondering the same thing, I thought I would post my reply here:


The policy of The 9-12 Project of Central PA is to not endorse any candidate or party. We invite candidates…

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Added by Peter Trippett on May 8, 2010 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Glenn Thompson's View on HR 2499, The Puerto Rico ~@*Democracy*@~ Act

The following letter was received from Glenn Thompson, on May 4, 2010. It contain's Glenn's answers to some of the issues raised about the Puerto Rico bill that passed the House last week.



Thank you for contacting me in regard to H.R. 2499, the Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2009. I appreciate receiving your input on this important issue and the opportunity to…

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Added by Peter Trippett on May 4, 2010 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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