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The Senate has ratified the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) between the United States and Russia, which would reduce the number of nuclear warheads in both nations by one-third of their current levels.
Americans hoped the midterm elections in November would put the brakes on the overreach of the current administration and Congress. However, as I expected, the hubristic arrogant bunch of elected elites that currently contaminate our nation’s capitol have refused to hear the message voters sent them. Read this article to learn more about the growth of totalitarianism in America…
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has announced that Democrats and Republicans have reached a deal that will provide aid to emergency workers who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York.
President Barack Obama has signed a stopgap budget bill that will keep the Federal government funded into March.
The U.S. Census is beginning to release some figures from the 2010 count and there are some tidbits of interest there.
CBS News has taken another inaccurate jab at former President George W. Bush.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved a measure that would regulate the services rendered by phone and cable companies.
The Founders envisioned a nation with a Federal government that had limited authority, weakened by its division into three branches: legislative, executive and judicial. They believed that the weaker and more inefficient Federal government was the greater would be liberty and freedom.
In Federalist No. 45, James Madison wrote:
The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government, are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected. The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State.
Of course, that vision was soon lost in a Supreme Court that was packed with progressives — yes, they existed even in the 18th Century as followers of Jean-Jacques Rousseau — by John Adams and a Congress that followed the natural progression of man. For, as Lord John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton said, “Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
Continue reading to see the possibilities “An Old Whig” saw in our future…
A recent investigation by The Wall Street Journal has found that popular smartphone applications are transmitting personal data to other companies without the users’ awareness or consent.