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.
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.
Lying liars lie even about incidental lapses into truth.
Cain was a witty fellow. He asked one of the best-known rhetorical questions, Am I my brothers keeper? Of course he was not.
Most people agree about the wrongness of police brutality, if not about whether a particular police action is an example of it.
What too few in Washington appreciate and what the new Republican Congress must if we hope to succeed is that the American peoples current distrust of their public institutions is totally justified.
Justice is blind, or so it attempts to be. Sometimes justice is deaf and dumb, too.
A strong grassroots campaign crisscrossed Arkansas trying to alert folks, but confusion reigned.
Even before being placed in the position of enforcing Obamacare and policing the 18 percent of our economy that is health care, the Internal Revenue Service was a threat to every man, woman and child in America, and a present tyrant to many, stealing their rights to political participation as well as their rights to the balance in their bank accounts.
What happens if you misbehave at work? Are you given a paid vacation? Awarded with additional funds for your lavish pension?
Many politicians prove themselves nothing better than powerful arguments for term limits. But Arkansas State Senator Jon Woods rivals the very best of them.
A funny thing happened on the way to Medicaid expansion in Virginia: it didnt happen.
It is now clear that the police, without provocation, can beat an unarmed young student senseless with impunity.
Today, Im not even sure that most Republicans are republicans.
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to extend the legal ability for the Export-Import Bank to run for another nine months.
The words strategy and speech both begin with the letter s. Usually, thats where their similarities end.
Decades ago, when members of Congress voted themselves pay raises in the dead of night, it made Americans very angry. Those ugly pay grabs dont happen anymore, as today these august solons have so completely rigged the system that their salary increases flow automatically.
Listen to the experts. Challenge yourself to understand that looting isnt bad, and shouldnt be viewed as a violation of the rights of an innocent person or persons or a frontal assault on the essence of civilization itself.
I am still not very confident about what really happened regarding the shooting of Mr. Brown on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri.
A week ago last Saturday, at high noon in Ferguson, Missouri, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot dead by police officer Darren Wilson. Brown was black, Wilson is white.