Government Mandates on Townhall

Ken Blackwell - Mon May 7

What will come next? Will the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issue a <i>Pork </i>Mandate as part of ObamaCare? ... more

Alan Sears - Mon Apr 16

If there is a single defining feature of those on the political Left, it is their unswerving conviction that the best and most dependable antidote to any social ill is a healthy dose of government intervention. “Big Brother is watching you” doesn’t ring as an ominous threat in their ears; it’s the warm assurance of ultimate security and protection. ... more

Peter Ferrara - Tue Oct 11

Last week, Newt Gingrich released his 21st Century Contract with America, composed of 10 specific legislative proposals he would enact if elected President. In the 1994 Congressional campaigns, Republicans not only rode Newt's Contract with America proposals to Republican majorities in Congress. They maintained their House majority for 12 years, after Republicans had only held a House majority for 2 of the previous 74 years. ... more

Rich Tucker - Sat Sep 17

Sometimes a politician can be on the right track, even if she doesn’t get things exactly right. “Under President Bachmann you will see gasoline come down below $2 a gallon again,” Rep. Michelle Bachmann recently told voters in South Carolina. ... more

Ann Coulter - Wed Sep 14

People aren't buying the left's emotional appeals about imaginary victims anymore. The audience member's "Yes!" was a way of laughing in the moderators' faces for trying to pull that crap. ... more

Ed Feulner - Fri Jul 15

"They can grow the economy if they step back. They can stem the tide of layoffs if they lay off." ... more

Carl Horowitz - Sat Jun 18

One would be hard-pressed to deny that mandating equal outcomes among racial and sexual groups over time has become the official coin of the realm in this country. What is perhaps most remarkable is the absence of any real political opposition to this regime. ... more

Walter E. Williams - Wed Jun 15

Most of our nation's problems are a direct result of our being immune, hostile or indifferent to several moral questions. Let's start out with the simple and move to the more complex. Or, stated another way, let's begin with questions that generate the least hostility, moving to those that generate the greatest. ... more

USA - Tue Jun 14

"Government is a great fiction when everyone seeks to live at the expense of everybody else." ... more

Washington DC - Tue Jun 7

If the Government Can Make You Buy Insurance, They Can Make You Buy Anything ... more

Washington DC - Wed Jun 1

If the government can force you to buy insurance, they can force you to buy anything. ... more

Washington DC - Sun May 15

In a surprising move, Newt Gingrich announced on Sunday's Meet the Press that he's open to supporting an individual mandate for health insurance. ... more

Rich Tucker - Thu Apr 28

Children learn a lot in school. Maybe more than we intend to teach them. CNN recently reported: “One Chicago public school is telling students they can either eat cafeteria food or ‘go hungry.’” No homemade lunches will be allowed without a medical excuse. ... more

Carol Platt Liebau - Mon Apr 4

News reports reveal that the GOP budget plan proposes more than $4 trillion in cuts over the next decade, along with spending caps and reforms to Medicare and Medicaid. ... more

Julie Gunlock - Tue Mar 8

The media is swooning: Republican Governors Mike Huckabee and Chris Christie recently defended First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let's Move! campaign. ... more

Larry Elder - Thu Jan 6

The biggest political "lie" of 2010? ... more

Jacob Sullum - Wed Dec 29

The Obama administration's refusal to acknowledge that coercion begets coercion when the government meddles in the health care market was one of the year's most memorable examples of blame shifting. Here are a few more. ... more

Lurita Doan - Mon Dec 13

Republicans in Congress have taken giant steps forward to restore American economic vitality but, as the current tax legislation, up for a cloture vote in the Senate on Monday proves the GOP has yet to prove that they are serious about cutting spending. ... more