Just The Facts, Please

Our nation was founded on the premises of the 17th century philosopher, John Locke that our basic rights are God given and that ordinary citizens are capable of self governance.  The primary role of government is to protect those rights.  These ideas were in stark contrast to the prevailing thought throughout most of history that individual rights were granted by the government and only those appointed by the church or members of certain families were capable of ruling the masses. However, today, as in the 1930's, the concepts of the Founding Fathers are under assault by a small percentage of the population that wishes to exploit the power of government for their own economic and intellectual benefit.  Union leaders want the government to force more people to join their unions to help pay their salaries and fund their deteriorating health and pension plans.  Environmentalists want to use the power of regulation to impose their urban views of resource and land...(Read Full Post)