FreedomKentucky.org wants you!

Ever wondered how you can help promote transparency in government? Have the scoop on government being wasteful? Want to share it? Do you have a passion for school choice? FreedomKentucky.org is Kentucky’s only government transparency wiki. Anyone can sign up and contribute information about local, county, or state level government. FreedomKentucky.org profiles politicians, schools, school…

Ashtray or Cashtray?

The tobacco tax in New York is a great example of what could happen in Kentucky if state leadership is unable to complete it’s job properly and manage the state’s out-of-control budget problem. Last year, New York raised taxes on tobacco claiming a dual advantage: raise revenue and stop smoking.  This tax included all tobacco…

Policy v. Politics

Here are a couple of definitions for your consideration: pol-i-cy – a definite course or method of action selected from among alternatives and in light of given conditions to guide and determine present and future decisions; a high-level overall plan embracing the general goals and acceptable procedures especially of a governmental body pol-i-tics – political…

Corbin parents rebuffed

It’s a sad tale. Parents want a choice so their kids can have a chance. But it’s the board that has the power. If Kentucky had a charter-school law, the parents who eloquently make their case for choice in this video would be empowered to make the best decisions for their children. It’s becoming more…

Standing up for states’ rights

If only three of the 16 state lawmakers who “passed” on voting on Senate Bill 3 on Monday would have cast a “yes” vote, the measure – known as the “21st Century Bill of Rights” – would have passed the Kentucky Senate. The proposed constitutional amendment was an attempt to reassert the commonwealth’s sovereignty in…

Quote of the day

“A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy; or, perhaps both.  Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”             …