D.C. Statehood, Another Wrong Left Turn

The Left Wants To Make Washington D.C. A State For Only One Reason: To Get Two More Progressive Senators In Congress. Since The President’s Party Always Loses Seats During The Midterms, They Will Try To Force D.C. Statehood Through Congress By The Narrowest Of Fractions In The History Of The U.S. Not Only Do Most Americans Disagree That Our Capital Should Become A State; It’s Unconstitutional. D.C. Operates Under A Special Status Created In The Constitution. In 1790, The District Was Created On Land Ceded By Maryland And Virginia To The Federal Government As An Independent Territory. All States Agreed: For Government To Function Separately From The States It Must Be On Neutral Grounds.

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What Can Government Do To Help The Poor?

Government Has A Poor Track Record Of Directing Assistance To The Poor. Even Before COVID-19, The Federal Government Spent More Than $4 Trillion Per Year. Only A Small Fraction Of That, However, Was Allocated To Those In Poverty. There Is A Wide Range Of Federal, State And Local Programs That Actively Harm The Poor That Should Be Reformed. Rather Than Asking The Government To Create New Programs To Help The Poor, Something It Has A Rather Poor Track Record Of Achieving, Let’s First Ask It To Stop Doing Things We Know Actively Hurt The Poor. Yes, Government Can Do Something To Help The Poor. It Should Get Out Of The Way.

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Legislation Looks To Keep Government From Picking Winners & Losers Among Tennessee Businesses

Tennessee Lawmakers Are Considering Legislation That Would Prevent Government From Favoring Certain Businesses Over Others During A Health-related State Of Emergency.

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The Consequences Of Federalized Elections

The Founders Of Our American Republic Could Not Have Anticipated The Political Chaos Or Many Of The Other Changes That Have Re-conceptualized And Redefined The Republic They Created. But They Clearly Foresaw One Challenge That Faces Us Today – The Threat Of An All-Powerful Central Government. In The 1900s, Progressives Theodore Roosevelt And Woodrow Wilson Set The Precedent That The President Set The Agenda For Congress, Not The Voters, Which Negated The Founding Principles Of The Executive Branch.

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Sunshine Creates More Government Transparency

Any Reading Of The Constitution Gives The Impression That Coverage Of Government Should be Relatively Simple. The Operations Of Government Should be Open And Clear. Whether The Story Is Focused On The Municipal Animal Control Or The Office Of The President, Government Should Operate With Full Transparency. Our Representatives And Their Staff Should Be Interested In Explaining Their Activity To Those Who Fund It. But Any Average American Who Has Questioned The Activity Of Their Local Dog Catcher Or Their State Legislature Or The Federal Government Knows That’s Too Often Not The Case.

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Tennessee Government Spends Average Of $9,619 Per Public School Student

School-level Data Reporting On Per-student Spending Is Available To The Public This Week For The First Time Showing That State And Local Governments In Tennessee Spend On Average A Little More Than $9,600 For Each Student In Public School.

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Possible Financial Reporting Change Could Make Government’s Fiscal Picture Less Accurate

State And Local Governments Could Have More Leeway in Reporting The Components Of Their Balance Sheets, Based On A Proposal Under Review. Critics, However, Say It Could Lead To A Less-Than-Accurate Description Of An Entity’s Financial Situation.

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