Folly and the San Diego County Republican Party

Eric Andersen Eric Andersen 12 Comments

This is not a religious post but it seems apropos here. “As a dog returns to his vomit, so fools repeat their folly.” – Proverbs 26:11 Almost on cue Darrell Issa told CBS Wednesday, “If the President calls and says will you serve your country, the answer always is … you will.” While I’m not surprised at the opportunism of the …

The GOP and The Pursuit of Happiness

Eric Andersen Eric Andersen, Undesignated 10 Comments

When Congressmen Duncan Hunter and Darrell Issa voted to give the concrete industry the coercive power to tax as they did this week, only a few days removed from Trump’s mandate to bring reform, we accomplished three things despite our good intentions. 1. We violate free markets. We are protecting an oversized industry that Americans are valuing less, one that is unable to …

Trump on Trade

Eric Andersen Eric Andersen 5 Comments

“Salt is good, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is of no use either for the soil or for the manure pile.” – Luke 14:34-35 Perhaps nowhere is our lack of saltiness in the Christian Right better displayed than in the support of local Christian and conservative leaders for Donald Trump. Fundamental …

Understanding Martin Luther King, Jr.

Eric Andersen Eric Andersen 2 Comments

There are only a handful of men in the realm of law and politics that inspire me. Besides Christ … Gandhi, Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther King Jr. come to mind. These individuals not only demonstrate a greater understanding of the ethics of civil government but peacefully challenged the status quo at the cost of their own lives. That type of …

Republicans for Bernie Sanders?

Eric Andersen Eric Andersen 12 Comments

As I write, a few friends are posting pictures with Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (Heritage Action Scorecard 65% and below the Republican average of 68%). I’m not sure that’s a good idea. In academia when we only understand the subject matter 65 percent of the time, we get a “D”. If Congress chooses Rep. McCarthy as the next Speaker I think we’re …

Uber Ruling Illustrates How Government Ruins Good Things

Steve Rider Steve Rider, Undesignated 1 Comment

With the recent ruling from the California Labor Commission declaring that Uber’s drivers must be treated as W-2 employees, California residents will have front-row seats to watch government ruin innovation and a thriving market. While many costs created by government go unnoticed, the inevitable hike in prices and decline in services will be an eye-opening experience for millions of Uber customers. Uber’s …