Wyoming Liberty Group
The crisis in Greece, caused by reckless welfare state spending, is in no way on a different planet than the American economy. On the contrary, we may have a “Greek” experience sooner than most of us believe. In three essential evaluation categories the United States exhibits striking similarities to crisis-ridden Greece as well as the four countries commonly viewed as “next in line.”
Common currency, the European Union’s Titanic, struck an iceberg named Greece. While the Europeans desperately try to plug the hole, the U.S. Federal Reserve is opening an infinite line of credit to the European Central Bank to help stem a default tidal wave that could hit our shores.(i)
By B.J. Burke, WLG Commentary
The William Ayers-University of Wyoming immorality play belongs to the theater of the absurd. At first blush (and that is, after all, what the key players should be doing) the improbable sequence of events brings to mind an M. Staton Evans quip, “A modern liberal is someone who doesn’t care what you do as long as it is compulsory,” although these events are not quite that blithely paradoxical.
By Anthony McConnell, WLG Commentary
On a stairwell at the Parkway Plaza in Casper a robin sits on a nest.
As she is approached the robin chirps as if to say, “Get away from my family.” The closer one gets the more protective mother robin becomes, until she has no choice to go on the attack. Chirping her lungs out, she takes off, buzzing all in the vicinity in the hopes of warding them off.
Much has transpired since I started writing about Citizens United a few blog posts ago. In the midst of a still-developing national debate, some have called for a full-blown amendment to the Constitution to “cure” the fact that more speech will occur. Others have used the opportunity to inflate government power over corporations. And some have urged the full subsidization of elections for federal office – something of a sophisticated welfare for politicians scheme. Something’s missing here.
Last week, the Supreme Court took another step in the right direction to protect free speech. In United States v. Stevens, the Court examined the propriety of the federal government making it illegal to make videos, magazines, or pamphlets that depicted animal cruelty. One problem: the federal law at issue defined “animal cruelty” as not just mutilation or torture, but also the wounding or killing of an animal. That ban meant that producing or possessing anything that depicted humane slaughter, hunting methods, and sport techniques could subject a person to five years imprisonment.