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.
Proponents of gun control are clearly showing their biases, and ignorant of the research on the subject of gun violence. But it's precisely when this is so clear that it's appropriate to take a step back and acknowledge our own biases, too.
It's a tale of Nixonian reactionaries using government to suppress their political adversaries to establish a fascistic state. Er, no. It's a tale of Obamanian "progressives" doing the exact same thing.
The Obama Administration is very loose with the timing of the president's signings - and that's just one sign of the times.
Our politicians don't just spew hot air. They emit a pure and noble gas - which they control by price regulation, and store underground.
Power corrupts. Insulated power corrupts corrosively.
As Republicans scramble to bolster up their constituencies, Republican politicians in three states enthusiastically get behind issues that will almost certainly lose them voters from all segments of the electorate.
Violence in general might not be on the rise, but certain pockets of violence demonstrate a great breakdown in civilization.
The President of the United States is trying to shame Americans into a frenzy of unreasoned passion ... to make bad law.
In several key states, GOP politicians are working together, moving heaven and earth, making sure that they shoot their party in the proverbial foot.
Professional sporting teams rake in billions and billions every year, entice multi-billionaires to buy up teams, and pay their athletes in the millions each. So of course the need for taxpayer subsidy is crystal clear - to politicians.
The masters of the drone strike got struck last week - by an unwanted question.
Our public schools may be afflicted with politically correct propagandists. Luckily, most kids will learn, chiefly, to question authority.
The right to petition government: A bedrock principle for the American system. But politicians keep trying to curb that right.
Raise the minimum wage. See what happens. No, I mean raise it an appreciable amount.
When you don't want to do the necessary thing, like live within your budget, you cook up the darnedest excuses.
The people the hardest hit by December's shooting atrocity know how best to hit back hardest.
Politicians can say 'no' to spending only when the proposal is meant as a joke - and don't count on that being a consistent principle. Politicians have every intention to continue to spend, spend, spend.
We are heading down the road to ruin -- in overdrive.
When the foam is running at the mouth, buy guns.
Social Security will now take more of your money. What does that mean for the program? It's a little less unstable, but a lot less of a safety net.
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