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    Justice Scalia dissents

    Otto von Bismarck famously said that two things the people should never see are how sausages and their laws are made. Well, if you care to read Justice Scalia’s tremendous dissent in the “campaign finance reform” case, you will see a great jurist making sausage of what a majority of…
    Locker Room contributor, December 12, 2003
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    free market transportation

    Below is a message from former North Carolinian, author, and JLF speaker Wallace Kaufman, that was posted on a listserve that we are both on. It is posted below with Wallace’s permission. “Oddly enough the best system of urban transport I’ve seen is in former Soviet republics. In many of…
    Locker Room contributor, December 12, 2003
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    An Air of Freedom.

    This post comes from Phoenix, Arizona. This morning I left the comfortable confines of home in Raleigh to attend an annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Funny, but conferences for public officials always seem to be held at swanky resorts. I won?t speculate as to the…
    Locker Room contributor, December 11, 2003
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    Re: Roy’s proposal

    That’ll never fly ? too daggum extreme. Religion and speech? Even throwing a bone to the press (perhaps an attempt to win over a persuasive ally?) ? no way this one gets passed. You pie-in-the-sky dreamer, you.
    Locker Room contributor, December 11, 2003
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    proposed amendment to the US Constitution

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. And we really mean it…
    Locker Room contributor, December 11, 2003
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    Economic Development w/o State Bribes

    A blighted area of West Charlotte is about to get a major economic shot in the arm — thanks to the evil corporate entity Wal-Mart and no thanks to the politicians now indulging themselves in corporate socialism in Raleigh. The Charlotte Observer reports that Wal-Mart will build a 200,000…
    Locker Room contributor, December 10, 2003
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    good article on trade

    This is an excellent article from the Business Times on protectionism and trade, with reference to some of “Merchantilist George’s” recent excursions back to the 17th century. The artilce extensively quotes Lew Rockwell from the Ludwig von Mises Institute.
    Locker Room contributor, December 9, 2003
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    From the Governor Who Brought Us “Clean Smokestacks”

    I guess the environment is only important to Governor Easley when the costs can be foisted on to the consumers of government franchised monoplies, as was the case with his “feel good” Clean Smokestacks bill. When it comes to giving bribes to those companies that are favored by his corporate…
    Locker Room contributor, December 9, 2003