Category Archives: Local government

Is Secession The Wave of The Future? 

The disuniting of America in the cards?  If California leaves the Union, a Democrat would never be elected president, ever!  Source: Calexit!






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How to fund education in a free society

Another commission.  Puleez!  The only solution to “school funding” is to make each government school a 501(c) 3 tax exempt nonprofit funded by tuition, grants, endowment income and other non-coercive means.  No more commissions, no income tax, no school property … Continue reading






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What Donald Trump should have said last night

Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican convention last night could have been a lot shorter and focused on espousing the virtues of limited government and free enterprise. First, Donald should have used several props, such as the first 1040 … Continue reading






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Another dubious distinction for New Jersey

Guess what they all have in common? “America is facing an infrastructure crisis. CNBC reveals which states have the worst roads, bridges, ports, airports and rail lines.” Source: Crumbling America: 10 states with the worst infrastructure






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So much for “police protection,” if true

Next week we will see if the police protect the public from thugs. If they don’t, then the myth of police protection wil be shattered.  “If you’re attending the RNC, do not travel alone.” Source: Cleveland Police have Issued “Stand … Continue reading






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Walter Williams lays down the gauntlet

“President Barack Obama and his first attorney general, Eric Holder, called for an honest conversation about race. Holder even called us “a nation of cowards” because we were unwilling to have a “national conversation” about race. The truth of the … Continue reading






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Blame it on the Progressives

“To understand both what’s wrong with law enforcement today and how to fix it, we need to examine the history and evolution of police forces in the US.” Source: The Progressive-Era Origins of Authoritarian Policing in the US | Foundation … Continue reading






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A new “formula” for education

Former Ramsey Mayor Richard Muti asserts in The Record that Gov. Christie’s “fairness formula” for state education aid to local school districts would result in “chaos”. Mr. Muti bases his conclusion on the premise that so-called children in poor districts … Continue reading






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The financial hole of state and local governments

And people still have faith in government–and Republicans and Democrats???  This is just the tip of the iceberg.  The federal government’s unfunded liability is more than $200 trillion.  “If the Actuarial Standards Board enacts recommendations from its Pension Task Force, … Continue reading






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Taxpayer funding of religious institutions declared unconstitutional in New Jersey

Virally all spending by government is unconstitutional.  This is one of the most flagrant examples.  Taking money from people (taxation) to pay for spending that violates people’s consciences is sufficient reason to end the funding or make it voluntary   Government schools, known as public schools, is the best example of … Continue reading






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Socialism does not work, so why do we have government schools?

If you believe government should provide education to all youngsters, then you have lost the argument against the proponents of socialism. If you support taxpayer-funded education, why then shouldn’t the government provide health care, transportation, housing, energy, banking, food, etc.? … Continue reading






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One way to create affording housing

Today’s Record (Bergen County, NJ) features an article about the need to create affordable housing in the Garden State.  The long history of litigation is another example of judicial overreach–the courts ordering towns to have “affordable” housing goals. There is … Continue reading






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Who should shore up the Jersey Shore?

The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy will be felt by Shore residents for years if not decades.  Nevertheless, the destruction at Shore communities will cause some residents to relocate and not try to rebuild their homes and businesses.  Other residents … Continue reading






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Economic freedom comes to Bergen County

On Sunday, November 11  history was made in Bergen County.  For the most time in recent memory all commerce could be conducted legally in every town in the County.  How apropos economic freedom came to Bergen County on Veterans Day, … Continue reading






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Suspend the blue laws…permanently

Sunday blue laws in are suspended in Hackensack and Mahwah today because of Hurricane/tropical storm Sandy.  Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan wants  the state to suspend blue laws throughout the county today as well…but only for today. Here is a … Continue reading






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