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Mr. President: Use your pen and phone for election reform

I VotedRANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., February 10, 2014 – Our election process is broken. In truth: We no longer hold elections; we conduct auctions. We have tragically allowed the Parties to craft the best Government that money can buy.

Meanwhile, President Obama recently proclaimed, “We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone.” Having already demonstrated that he’s not afraid to issue Executive Orders at a pace that exceeds that of his often maligned predecessor, we should take him at his word … Read more

O’HARA: Is over-regulation threatening to kill Liberty?

Over-regulation

RANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., January 6, 2014 – Has Liberty died? Are we merely waiting for the political equivalent of a physician to “call the time” so that the certificate can be prepared? If so, excessive regulation may be the cause of death.

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Liberty is “the state or condition of people who are able to act and speak freely; the power to do or choose what you want to; a political right.” Conversely, regulation is defined as “an official rule or law that says how something should be done (or not done).” In effect, regulation is the antithesis of Liberty.

That being said, regulation isn’t inherently bad. In fact, regulation is fundamentally required … Read more

 

Is Obamacare the landmark legislation and political lesson of our time?

Obama ACA - 004RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif., November 11, 2013 — Obamacare is the single most significant piece of legislation passed in the last century. Period.

Some will argue that a few of the eleven Constitutional Amendments that have been ratified during that 100-year period may rival the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — the law’s real name, or ACA for short — but they would be wrong … Read more

The President, Congress and political schizophrenia

2013-09-24 MontageRANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., September 24, 2013 –  Political schizophrenia is an egotistical disorder that makes it hard to tell the difference between what is real and what is not real, and President Obama and Congress are poster children of the syndrome. They collectively demonstrate the classic symptoms of partisan paranoia coupled with delusional and disorganized thinking. We need to stop pretending that they’re normal, so they can recognize their need to seek help.

Congress has grown dysfunctional because of the disorder. Too many members of the House and Senate, on both sides of the aisle, have been reduced to little more than delivery mechanisms for their respective Parties’ bullet points. Keep in mind: These bullet points are scripted by unelected individuals who are only focused on maintaining or expanding their particular Party’s power. For the most part, they couldn’t care less about “forming a more perfect Union” … Read more

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