Posts Tagged ‘Reagan’

A response to Rep. Cooper’s “Slice Government” editorial

April 29, 2010

In Rep. Jim Cooper’s editorial in the Tennessean this week, he attempts to explain how we should “Slice Government, Close Loopholes.”

Rep. Cooper, I must say I was surprised by the content of your editorial. You succeed in bashing former President Reagan for raising spending, yet our current spending level is 1.2% higher (based on GDP) today than it was during Reagan’s Presidency, as evidenced by your editorial. You say the key is to find balance in government. This probably sounds great to most of the folks living in the Fifth District. However, I believe you miss the point entirely.

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Berating Arizona

April 26, 2010

The most divisive issue of late (there have been a few) is Immigration and therefore Border Control measures are also being discussed. This past week Jan Brewer, the Governor of Arizona, signed into law a bill that allows for police in the state to request proof of citizenship when given reasonable cause. (more…)

Reagan’s Ghost

March 24, 2010

As the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Reagan approaches, conservatives feel his spirit taking wing once again. Images of “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall” scroll across our televisions on slick GE commercials. This one image reminds us of the courage of this American hero who, in the face of politically-correct policy writers, challenged the Soviet Premier to participate in the liberty of man by re-uniting Berlin. The rest is definitely history.

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