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 …

North County Republicans, We Have a GOTV Problem

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In the 49th Congressional District, Democrats won over 50 percent of the San Diego County vote. In November, an experienced Republican Board of Equalization Chairwoman will face off against a well-funded, former party Democratic Party Executive Director. In the 36th State Senate District, the Democratic candidate won over 50 percent of the San Diego County vote. She has never held …

AB 2364: The beatings will continue until you invest as we direct you.

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Let’s start here; rent control is bad.  It doesn’t work. One of the consequences of rent control is that investors flee when it is imposed.  Landlords sell because they don’t like apparatchiks dictating what they can charge to rent their property.  This discourages statists.  Back in the 1980s, the statists decided that the best way to teach those property owners …