Welcoming others to fight against secrecy

Couldn’t be happier to see two Washington D.C.-based groups join in the criticism of Gov. Steve Beshear’s weak attempt to quell criticism of government secrecy in Kentucky. The Sunlight Foundation and the Center for the Study of Responsive Law joined the Bluegrass Institute in our long-time exposure of Beshear’s efforts. The Louisville Courier Journal’s Tom…

Announcing a Tea Party in Richmond

A good crowd of concerned citizens will be in Richmond on Saturday April 11 at 4:00 pm (128 Big Hill Avenue, in front of Wallingford Broadcasting) to express opposition to our out-of-control government. Following that, events across the state on April 15 will help build up to the Bluegrass Institute’s Bluegrass Tax Liberation Day on…

Making Statism unpopular

Mark Levin has written a new book that presents true Americans in Kentucky with a new weapon to fight back against “statism,” the belief that government can solve our problems. The new laser-guided bomb Levin drops is vocabulary. Levin writes, The Statist has…become masterful at controlling the public vocabulary. For example, when challenged on global…

Either goods or armies cross borders

Free trade might not solve all problems, but there is solid evidence that it helps keep the peace. After reviewing the research on the effect of free trade in promoting peace, University of Bonn sociologist Erich Weede concludes: “Critics of globalization … know almost nothing about the international-security benefits of free trade.” Weede goes on…