In a heavy-handed edict, reminiscent of soviet-style totalitarianism, the state of Rhode Island considered restricting the free-flow of goods and commerce by restricting trucker traffic on secondary roads this week.
Whether we’re witnessing a conspiracy or the coalescence of incentives, government’s entire purpose is to maintain the space for the exercise of our rights.
French fries and Confederate statues.
It has come to light that, on August 11, RIDOT *corrected* requested a hearing, scheduled for today, to issue commercial truck route restrictions within the state. The Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity (for whom I am Communications Manager) has just issued a statement strongly condemning this. It says, in part,
We should seek the conversion of those who’ve been enticed by evil ideas, not the opportunity to play at righteousness through too-easy persecution.
While corporations edging away from the president may be good, making disliked minorities disappear from the Internet and from history in the dead of night are major warning signs.
Future reliance on artificial intelligence would be the fulfillment of the progressive vision that experts can guide society, so why is a Providence progressive an early opponent?
The President has done the right thing in condemning specific groups that claim he supports them, but Americans shouldn’t end the conversation there.
For my weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WADK 1540 AM show, last week, the topics were the Montanaro connection, the “free tuition” lottery, and the gubernatorial race.
Rhode Island progressives’ extremist agenda can no longer be denied.
Figures in the mainstream media want us to believe that white people are secretly awaiting their moment to assert dominance again, but curiously, it’s the American Left (and news media) that seems to have something to hide.
Ideological battles have prevented us from sharing our heroes with each other and allowing deescalation in our disagreements.
Summer finally arrives in time to go away; Game of Thrones kills the Song of Ice and Fire; the GOP brushes off its mandate; and a contrast with the crazies
Providence’s proposed citywide IDs give away the progressive game… to turn reality into a college campus.
Conceptualizing our society as a web of power dynamics leads us to lose sight of the reality of human relationships.
For my weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WADK 1540 AM show, last week, the topics were Raimondo’s budget reconciliation, the race for governor, and RI’s U.S. Senators make some news.
The solution to comfortable generations that don’t want to take risks is a culture giving them a sense of what they gain by taking them.
In the course of reviewing certain bills filed during this year’s General Assembly session, I clicked on H5069 — and stared in growing horror at all of the red-lining (i.e., everything to be struck from current law). I turned to the succinct description of this bill written by Justin Katz, Research Director for the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity, for the Center’s Freedom Index and the horror did not abate:
News that half of abortions in England follow a failure of contraceptives points to the basic questions: Do children have a right to life, and do parents have responsibility for their actions?
The danger of the political fashion flip and a loss of perspective.
Under single-payer, government-run health care, decisions about what conditions require coverage and for which coverage is banned will be based on politics and fashion.
Spare a moment for the cranky person whom you encounter (or, ahem, read) and see if you can help him or her resolve the underlying ache.
The phrase, “government schools,” is useful and increasingly accurate, as seen in an incident in Tiverton.
For my weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WADK 1540 AM show, last week, the topics were Raimondo’s height fixation, the union’s leverage, continuing budgetlessness, and the state of play in Newport/Jamestown.
Recently on the world stage, we’ve witnessed the unthinkable results of a government-controlled health care system in Great Britain. The tragic story of Charlie Gard’s death and his parents battle against a socialist health care system has broken the hearts of you, me, and people around the world.
Charters that help students even after graduation provide a lesson for district public schools and for the future of education overall.
Government projects, political correctness, and the sense that we’re being played.
Unfortunately, it appears the only way to stop the union-progressive policy tide from further drowning families, businesses, and taxpayers is for Washington, D.C. style drama to create legislative paralysis in the Ocean State.
For my weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WADK 1540 AM show, last week, the topics were Raimondo’s polling numbers, the “secret summit,” Montanaro under investigation, and Flanders shows he’s serious.
An activist having a breakdown on Jeff Jacoby’s doorstep illustrates the importance of maintaining perspective and balance in political life.