Tag Archives: Local tyranny

Oh, oooh! Where can I donate?

By Nathan Barton Actually, that is a rhetorical question… the website is [yescalifornia.org] and the donate button is right there at the top, slightly to right of center. Which is NOT where the backers and organizers of this secession movement … Continue reading

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Republicanism: An Obituary

By Bradley Harrington “In any conflict between two men (or two groups) who hold the same basic principles, it is the more consistent one who wins.” — Ayn Rand, “The Anatomy of Compromise,” 1964 — In last week’s column, I … Continue reading

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Why I Am Not A Republican

By Bradley Harrington “There’s nothing in the middle of the road but a yellow stripe and dead armadillos.” — Jim Hightower 1998 If you’ve ever wondered how it came to pass that the Republican Party, nationally, has evolved into disasters … Continue reading

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Children’s Museum a Disaster

By Bradley Harrington “When men yield up the exclusive privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.” — Thomas Paine, “Common Sense,” 1776 — If you’ve ever needed a reliable guide to determine whether or not an … Continue reading

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City Leaders: Arrogant or Incompetent?

By Bradley Harrington “We must have no carelessness in our dealings with public property or the expenditure of public money. Such a condition is characteristic either of an undeveloped people, or of a decadent civilization. America is neither.” — Calvin … Continue reading

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Property Rights Versus The EPA

By Bradley Harrington “Your right to swing your arms ends just where the other man’s nose begins.” — Zechariah Chafee, “Freedom of Speech in Wartime,” 1919 — In last week’s column, I said that the answer to the ecological problems … Continue reading

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GOP Gutlessness Strikes Again

By Bradley Harrington “I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!” — Barry Goldwater, “Republican Nomination Acceptance Speech, … Continue reading

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