Archive for January, 2012

The proper role of the county sheriff

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Richard Mack first came to national attention when, as sheriff of Graham County, Arizona, he successfully brought the lawsuit Mack v. United States (re-named Printz v. United States, when Mack’s suit was joined with that of Sheriff Jay Printz of Ravalli County, Montana), arguing Congress had no legitimate power to order local law enforcement officials […]

Those whom the gods would destroy, they first turn into bureaucrats

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Farm injuries among youths have been declining for more than a decade, according to Barbara Lee, senior research scientist at the National Farm Medicine Center in Marshfield, Wisc. But more than 15,000 youths under the age of 20 were still injured on farms in 2009, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. […]

Would the statist press even boycott a Ron Paul inauguration?

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

They say when you stand at the base of the great pyramid of Khufu and look up, you don’t see a pyramid, at all. The proportions are so vast that the third dimension drops away, and it appears you’re simply gazing at a flat new horizon, albeit tilted up at 51 degrees. (This may be […]

If they’re not just stupid, are they traitors?

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

The Obama administration is doing everything in its power to block the development and use of low-cost coal and oil reserves in this country — and even in Canada. Bad enough that the administration continues to block the Keystone pipeline from Canada to Texas, a job-intensive private project which would reduce our dependence on Mideast […]

Wetlands, wetlands everywhere (Yet not a drop to drink)

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Fed by streams tumbling from the Selkirk Mountains and bordered by parkland, the 19-mile stretch of clear water in the Idaho Panhandle known as Priest Lake has been called “the Lake Tahoe of the upper Northwest,” The Washington Post reports. Houses and resorts crowd the privately owned lakeshore; piers and a marina jut into its […]