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.
U. S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent who caucuses with the Democrats and calls himself a democratic socialist, announced this week that he is seeking the Democratic Socialist Partys nomination er, I mean the Democratic Partys nomination for president.
The United States of America is a republic, of course. Not a democracy.
This is surreal, said their mother. I cant believe that anyone who claims to care about children would put children through this.
Is it a good thing or a bad thing that a presidential candidate demonstrates an ability to raise enough money to effectively reach the inhabitants of America with his political message?
March comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb. Just try telling that to Indiana Governor Mike Pence, whose signing of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into law at the end of March touched off a roaring controversy.
Which is worse, paying for stuff you use . . . or being constantly harassed for using it?
Big government rests upon myths, and the people who support it necessarily believe things about politics and society and themselves that simply arent true.
Does the burden of slavery still yoke the descendants of Americas African slaves?
Government is out of control.
Not all good principles are easily accessible to all.
The past offers us many lessons. And cause for alarm. And inspiration, too.
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law in 2010 by President Barack Obama. Its supporters said that it would increase financial stability and transparency, prevent bailouts, and protect consumers from abusive practices.
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama gave cautious support for the anti-vaxxer cause a few years ago.
How can you tell if your ideology or philosophy, or religion is a mess?
Metro has a reputation for shoddy service and a history of not learning from its mistakes, Aaron Wiener acknowledged in a recent column for The Washington Post. He then asked, Why should we reward such a poorly run enterprise with our business, or place our lives in the hands of a system we cant trust? Darn good question.
Inspiring. More than a million people march through the streets of Paris in defense of free expression and against violence, after Islamo-terrorists murder 17 Frenchmen in cold blood, including 12 staff members of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine that had poked fun at Muslims along with showing irreverence to most other religions, as well as most people in power.
South Dakotas Dr. Annette Bosworth reminds me of Egypts Ayman Nour.
In a cruel twist of fate, Connecticut is nicknamed The Constitution State. This small slice of New England, once known as the Land of Steady Habits, is these days most famous for its abuse of the property rights thus abridging the constitutional rights of its inhabitants.
To those nattering nabobs of negativity who dont trust government to do the right thing, or even to stop doing the wrong thing once discovered, I just want to say: Youre right.
Some people sighed a big sigh this last week: a few with a grateful, at long last sense of relief; others with all the hopefulness that Sisyphus mustve felt each time he put shoulder to boulder at the bottom of the mountain, and started rolling his fated rock up the slope again.