Kavanaugh hearing reminds of the character assassination of Phil Graham — and bad behavior by his Republican opponents

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I am watching and listening to the Judge Brett Kavanaugh “gang rape” hearing today. It seems to be a simple decision — you believe Kavanuagh’s denial or believe Professor Christine Blasey Ford’s Eleventh Hour uncorroborated accusation of attempted rape. Many of my conservative friends are annoyed with the way the Democrats have played politics with something that should have been …

Weakened Catholic Church Begs for Statist Responses

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If you love and value individual Liberty, regardless of how ( or if) you worship God , the crisis in the Catholic Church will have a negative effect on you.  Nick Gillespie of Reason lays out why the waning credibility of The Catholic Church will have dreadful consequences for libertarians: This is all of obvious concern to Catholics, but the …

The Slippery Slope Of The Kate Steinle–Mollie Tibbets Immigration Argument

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Kate Steinle was killed in 2015 in San Francisco by an illegal immigrant. Mollie Tibbetts, an Iowa student, went missing last month and found dead this week, allegedly at the hand of an illegal immigrant. Many conservatives are using these deaths as talking points for more robust immigration enforcement and/or stricter immigration laws. The talking point goes something like this: …

Hunter indictment a good reason to repeal Watergate-Era Campaign Finance Rules

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Duncan Hunter was indicted. He allegedly spent money, which free people donated to him willingly, on things some unelected bureacrats said he couldn’t buy with those funds. My reaction (if he’s guilty) is similar to my response if he was busted for smoking cigarettes on the beach; an eyeroll followed by a yawn. If Hunter broke these arcane laws, he should probably …

Generation X(citable) Conservatives Need To Stop Acting Like Liberals

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I am a Gen X conservative. I am individualistic with an anti-authoritarian streak, I am self-employed because I’ve seen how corporate America “downsized” my parents, and I prefer Swingers to The Big Chill. I think Gen X has quietly done some extraordinary things. We didn’t invent the internet but we certainly commercialized it, creating a stupendous amount of wealth. Our …

Convention Center tax will likely meet no opposition from County’s political parties — but don’t support it

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“Don’t tax you, don’t tax me, tax that man behind the tree” —  Senator Russell B. Long (D)- LA (deceased). This is the premise behind the proposed convention center tax which is planned for the November ballot. Like the horrible SANDAG Sky Gondola Tax, promises will be made to every special interest group and the deal will be larded up with …