CATO: Conservatives Should Think Twice before Supporting Jeff Sessions

Sessions will be confirmed but small government people need to keep a close eye on him. Some of his positions are very big government and benefit the current crony system.

Marijuana laws for instance should be liberalized and dealt with on a state level. That is the CONSTITUTIONAL position and as such it should be the position of any American conservative. Yet Jeff Sessions appears to have a beef with pot even though pot legalization at a state level was one of the few wins fans of small government had during the Obama years.

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No “Country Club Bum”: Charles Koch, unfiltered

Attached is an interesting interview with one of the most vilified (wrongly) people in American politics. We at ACC have quite a lot of respect for Charles Koch, though we may differ with him on some points. It’s good to see him speaking out and in depth.

For the record we have no affiliation with Charles Koch or any Koch organization.

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A “New Keynesian” paper from the libertarian CATO Institute?

A generally great organization.

We regard Keynesianism as the ideological cover for crony capitalism (really the same system) and therefore find it odd that CATO, a libertarian group, would support work that we would expect to come from Keynesian/ anti-libertarian economists such as Robert Shiller or Paul Krugman.

No one is perfect we suppose.

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What Is an American?

On this Independence Day eve it’s a good question to ponder. I believe being “American” means that one adheres generally to the values and spirit embodied in the Declaration of Independence and in the Constitution. We embrace personal liberty, tolerance, respect for property rights, rule of law, and equality under the law.

Ed Hudgins has some more thoughts on the subject.

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Wasn’t Telecom “deregulated” in the 90s? Why then doesn’t my ISP have any competition?

In light of the current Net neutrality debate (and our stance on it) I thought I might share this short policy article from 12 years ago, written on the 5th anniversary of “Telecommunications Deregulation.”

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Govt thinking on Common Core: “The masses need their betters in government – politicians, bureaucrats – to control their lives.”

That’s about right. These people honestly think they know better than parents and local educators. The opposition to the statist indoctrination which is known as Common Core is just a reflection of just how redneck most of America is. Better to leave your child to us. We know what is best. The government always knows what’s best…Idiots

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USA Economic Freedom Ranking: From 3rd in the world to 18th in a decade

18th folks. The mighty United States of America, land of the free and home of the brave, ranks 18th in the world in terms of economic freedom.

In the attached column Richard Rahn rightly declares that such a ranking should be a wake-up call for America. How could we let this happen?

A decade of trampling all over the Constitution since September 11th 2001 has something to do with it.

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