I believe the children are our future. As clich as this famous line that Whitney Houston once crooned may be, politicians across the country continue to use its sentiment on to grow government. Public education is one of the biggest drivers of tax hikes, justifying bad fiscal policy in the name of some vague notions about protecting Americas children.
Heres a pop quiz. Which president once said, "Illegal immigrants in considerable numbers have become productive members of our society and are a basic part of our work force? Was it a liberal like Bill Clinton when he pushed for amnesty in 2000? Or, what about Barack Obama foreshadowing his forthcoming executive actions?
While last Tuesdays Senate results have stolen the electoral spotlight over the past few days, an even bigger shift in government power is happening in the states.
Election season is upon us, and conservatives are once again crying wolf about voter fraud. Over the past few weeks, prominent voices on the right from James OKeefe to the Heritage Foundation have rallied public attention towards what they perceive as large-scale corruption of Americas elections, painting a picture Democratic thugs driving illegal immigrants to polling places by the truckloads.
Due process advocates have been up in arms over the past few months as California passed the first statewide affirmative consent law in the nation. According to the freshly signed SB 967, all college campuses accepting financial aid in the Golden State must enforce a high standard of establishing sexual consent in student disciplinary hearings, requiring both parties in question to vocalize their approval before engaging in sexual acts.
Hey! Hey! LBJ! How many kids did you kill today? As hard as it may be to believe looking back, this was once a popular chant among liberal students to criticize a sitting Democratic presidents policy. Fifty years later, this demand of radical accountability from the left towards a sitting president president seems to have all but disappeared in the age of Obama. What happened?
In wake of the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, many Americans are concerned about the militarization of local police. One issue that continues to be downplayed, however, is just how local this arms race has gotten. The Department of Defense (DOD) is funneling paramilitary equipment, not just to municipal and county police departments, but to public schools as well.
On the first Labor Day upon it's creation as a national holiday in 1887, there was no such thing as a public sector union. The idea of government workers going on strike for personal gain rather than serving the country seemed ridiculous.