The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.
“A republic, if you can keep it.” -Benjamin Frankin
“What is euphemistically called government-corporate ‘partnership’ is just government coercion, political favoritism, collectivist industrial policy, and old-fashioned federal boondoggles nicely wrapped up in a bright-colored ribbon. It doesn’t work.” – Ronald Reagan
“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves.” – William Pitt, in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
This week’s winning essay,Joshuapundit’s The Time For Changing Is Now was my reaction to the Republican leadership’s betrayal of the party’s conservative base to push through ObamaTrade…and my reflection what this and similar betrayals mean.
Here’s a slice:
The Republican leadership today managed to threaten or bribe enough GOP congressmen to pass something most Americans…
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