Supporters of government mandates claim that coerced smoking bans make people healthier and seat-belt laws make driving safer. Perhaps. But such laws also weaken liberty and increase dependence on government. Click here to listen to the commentary.
Columnist Ruben Navarrette gets it right when he concludes that “for African-Americans, the next epic civil rights battle will be fought not in the streets but in the classroom.” Navarrette’s particularly well-reasoned and pointed comments here are worth the read. He takes those to task whose mantra remains: “More money automatically means a better education.”…
Jim Waters of BIPPS willl be the keynote speaker at the Murray-Calloway County Freedom Tea Party on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the old Brandon Auto World on Ky. 121 Bypass in Murray (next to University Church of Christ).
FreedomKentucky.org, the Bluegrass Institute’s new wiki Web site, now has the checkbooks of four Kentucky cities online: http://www.thetimestribune.com/local/local_story_247085100.html
In Lexington Herald-Leader columnist Tom Eblen’s latest column, he quotes local councilman Jay McChord as saying: “What we need to do is change people’s lifestyles.” The column is about how 100 of Kentucky’s 120 counties are closing a street or highway for a few hours on Oct. 11 so that residents can take walk, enjoy…
Those who really care about Kentucky’s children are willing to give parents a choice. Click here to read the entire article.
While local governments put projects on hold, cut jobs and reduce benefits, KACo’s top executives were spending tax dollars on sports tickets and strippers. Click here to listen to the audio commentary.
Bluegrass Institute columnist Jim Waters will make the case for allowing restaurant owners, employees and customers to make decisions concerning smoking bans, free of government interference. Click here to read the entire article.
(LEXINGTON, Ky.) – Should government force restaurant and bar owners to ban smoking in their privately owned establishments? Should Frankfort’s politicians be allowed to trample on local communities’ smoking policies? Should constitutional principles be surrendered to satisfy the insatiable appetite of health nannies for more government control of our lives? These questions will be debated…
When it comes to answering tough questions in the public sphere, Kentucky taxpayers simply want to know: Where’s Ben? Click here to read the entire column.