Paul Jacob is president of Citizens in Charge, a non-profit, non-partisan group working to protect and expand voter initiative rights, and the Citizens in Charge Foundation, a charitable foundation conducting research on the initiative process, educating the public and litigating to defend the petition rights of Americans.
“The best way to assure freedom of expression, no matter where it may be threatened,” Pulitzer-prize winning columnist, Paul Greenberg, wrote recently, “would be to have an army of utterly determined Paul Jacobs fighting for it.”
For more than a decade, Paul was the term limits movement’s leading voice, running U.S. Term Limits, the nation’s largest such group. For his work to bring term limits to Congress, columnist Robert Novak good-naturedly called Jacob “the most hated man in Washington.”
Campaigning for term limits, as well as for spending caps, property rights measures and candidate ballot access, Paul has been involved in over 175 statewide petition drives.
Currently, Paul Jacob hosts Common Sense, an online, radio, and print opinion program, which reaches tens of thousands of e-mail subscribers and is aired daily by more than 125 radio stations nationwide. Paul writes a weekly column for Townhall.com that appears each Sunday.
His writing has also been featured in USA Today, The Washington Times, The New York Daily News, Roll Call, Human Events, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Examiner and other publications. He has appeared on numerous television programs and is a consistent guest on talk radio.
Paul has been named “a rising star in politics” by Campaigns & Elections magazine, received the Society for Individual Liberty’s “Phoenix Award” for “contributions to the advancement of liberty in America,” and was dubbed one of “The Best and the Rightest” by National Journal.
Paul lives with his wife Rhonda and their three children in Woodbridge, Virginia.
There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad, Winston Smith clandestinely wrote in his diary. Smith, the protagonist in George Orwells classic dystopian novel, 1984, fought against a totalitarian state, against Big Brother.
Government is supposed to defend our rights, including rights to property.
I want to go home, Arkansas State Senator Jon Woods whimpered last weekend.
The vast majority of Chinese people are celebrating. The 18th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party has officially decreed it will cease enforcing the one-child-only policy this coming March after 35 years as part of its 13th Five Year Plan.
The left-wing slant of the dominant strain of major media was on full display with the snarky questions CNBCs moderators hurled at the ten Republican presidential candidates during last weeks debate.
Just after dawn last Thursday, Master Sergeant Joshua Wheeler, along with his fellow soldiers in the U.S. Armys Delta Force, rushed into a firefight to help Kurdish commandoes.
Things are up to date in Kansas City politicians are going about as far as they can go.
Dont feel lonely, Mrs. Clinton. Youre not the only public official shielding public actions from the public by using private modes of communication a private email account and server, or texts on a personal cell phone.
n the classic Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville expressed astonishment at Americans proclivity to form associations to get things done. Causes from parks to roads to clean-up to libraries . . . Americans were organized. Indeed, they organized themselves. Whereas in Europe the common folk would wait for a magistrate to start the job, in youthful democratic America, the people did the work.
According to the experts, any day now a civil war will break out in California.
The Washington Post headline, Black teachers flee schools, leading to concerns about diversity, left me less concerned about diversity and more with why teachers black or otherwise would flee.
Ron Calzone has committed the most shocking political crime possible: daring to actively participate in his states legislative process as a private citizen and as leader of an NGO (non-governmental organization).
Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clintons main opponent on the Democratic side of Campaign 2016, is a demagogue.
Ah, when insiders let their hair down! The biases become apparent.
Its only one less caregiver. A single compassionate doctor, expert in treating the scourge of addiction, beloved by patients, will likely be blocked from providing care to people who need her.
Thank you, Seattle, for being one of the most progressive cities in the United States of America, socialist-cum-Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders shouted to the large crowd in the City of Goodwill.
Nothing surprising happened in Grand Rapids last week.
Beijing won the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games on Friday. But Boston topped that earlier in the week, winning the right not to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.
In the 15 states where voters have enacted term limits for their state representatives and senators, those politicians along with the lobbyists and heads of powerful interests seeking the favor of those politicians constantly complain that the limits are a big problem.
Sometimes the good guys win . . . but only when they stand up to the bad guys. Nowhere is this more true than in politics, especially with the increasingly vicious partisan attempts to criminalize opposition.