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Electoral College remains important to U.S.
The League of Women Voters has taken the position that our Constitutional system for electing the President of the United States (the "Electoral College") should be abolished and replaced with the so-called "National Popular Vote Compact." Their goal is to always elect the President by the majority of popular vote nationwide. But they fail to mention this was never the intent of the Constitution1, and for very good reasons.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Indiana's primary election system is flawed
Political parties are supposed to be private organizations. So why does government dictate so much control over them? Why does government force county taxpayers to fund political party operations? Why do we put up with this?
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Monday, September 8, 2014
Tea Party idea is successful
Do you know how you can tell if you've won a debate with a big-government liberal? They call you a racist. Today's politics has become that silly. Instead of having a civil discussion debating the merits of ideas, too often it degrades to sensational accusations that don't enlighten, but merely play on the emotions and fears of the public.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Voter ID and the Secretary of State race
One of the most important elements of a free society is a free and fair election process. Election integrity ensures it is easy for citizens to vote, but hard to cheat. The Indiana Secretary of State is responsible for enforcing election integrity. Therefore when we voters go to the polls on November 4th, who we choose for Secretary of State is vitally important, especially this year when we consider the candidates and their support (or lack-thereof) for Indiana's voter photo ID law.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Solution to rising healthcare costs
The rising cost of healthcare is hitting more and more Americans in a big way. People are spending a larger percentage of their income on it, while at the same time its quality seems to be going down. So what's going on here? Why are healthcare prices rising so much? Well, one of the biggest reasons is healthcare prices are not transparent.
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Saturday, July 12, 2014
Taxation is not the same as investment
Government officials and bureaucrats sometimes claim that government spending on projects and programs should be thought of as an investment by the taxpayers. "Quality of life requires we invest on a government level to grow our community," they will say. Taxpayers should strongly reject this claim.
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Saturday, June 28, 2014


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