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Constitutional Private Property Rights Trump Legislation Written to Appease Donors

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org

Another Stellar Example of Bipartisanship

Private property rights are a fundamental component of any successful economy. If you want a nation to prosper – property must be safe in its owners’ hands.

Intellectual Property (IP) shouldn’t be treated any differently than physical property. In fact, in most instances – in many ways – IP is far more important.

The spark of creation that is, for instance, the Microsoft Windows operations program – the Intellectual Property – is exponentially more valuable than each and every one of the millions of physical copies burned to disc for sale in stores.

But IP is bizarrely viewed by many as somehow different – less than. People who would never have stolen a compact disc from Tower Records have no compunction downloading-without-paying that same album.

And as music theft site Napster first broadly demonstrated – continuing technological advances make IP theft ever-easier. Despite what Hillary Clinton recently asserted – Secret Service agents standing guard on a server isn’t an effective way to protect its contents. More

Higher Costs, New Taxes – The Perpetual Lie: More Government = Less Expensive

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org

The Running Tally of the
Government Making Things Cheaper

We’ve heard it for generations. Let government get more involved – and private sector prices will fall. We’ve heard it in defense of new programs – and (ever) more regulations.

We have centuries of evidence to the contrary.

Government promises already made are unfathomably short of coin.

Federal Unfunded Liabilities Total $84 Trillion

In part because the government is either woefully unskilled at guesstimating its costs – or it simply lies to get their new power grabs imposed. More

Obama’s Objective: Nationalize California’s Government-Made Water Disaster

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org

For Democrats – More Important Than Humans
(That Are Not Them)

California – the Golden State that hasn’t been golden in decades. And has for decades been under the near total control of the Democrat Party. These two things are not unrelated.

California has for the Reality-based community long been a perfect reverse barometer. Anything the state does – do the opposite, and success and prosperity will surely ensue.

We like to juxtapose California and Texas. Two very large states with two very different approaches to the size, scope and sphere of influence of government.

California is a Huge Government welfare-riddled disaster – with an imploding economy and half a trillion dollars in debt .

Texas has a tiny government – and has since 2009 created so many jobs that without its tally President Barack Obama’s national job creation would be a net negative. More

#RFRA – Big Government Means Big Losses of Freedom and Choices and Big Cronyism

Seton Motley | Less Government | :essGovernment.org

Thankfully, They Elaborated

The solution to many, MANY public policy problems is – less government.

Governments’ regulatory hammers and checkbooks are simply gi-normous. The federal government alone spent last year nearly $4 trillion – and its regulations cost the economy more than $2 trillion more.

That’s $6 trillion a year with which to punish enemies and reward friends. Which sets up the Leviathan to be the Crony Deal Broker.

Government is so huge – way, WAY beyond the bounds proscribed by the Constitution – it keeps bumping up against the individual freedoms of a free society.

There is in Indiana (and elsewhere) no religious freedom “tension” with respect to their Religious Freedom Restoration Acts. There is only government dramatically overreaching. The Constitution mandates government make no law abridging the freedom of religion. The Constitution mandates government its own self treat everyone equally before the law. The Constitution does not empower the government to mandate that every individual treat every other individual equally. More

Hillary Clinton’s Wiped Server: Democrats Love Truth and Transparency and Loathe Cronyism

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org

Unfortunately, This Isn’t an Option Either

I think at this point in our collective national existence, “Trust me, I’m a Clinton” isn’t the best defense of one’s actions.

We won’t even get into prospective First Laddie Bill Clinton. Hillary Clinton is the woman (well, a woman) who blamed the Benghazi, Libya murder of four Americans on an Internet video. She claimed to have come under sniper fire in Bosnia. She claimed to have been named after Sir Edmund Hillary. Her long list of lies is legendary.

Mrs. Clinton has an equally troublesome history with transparency. The 900+ FBI files. The Rose Law Firm records. Her then chief of staff shuttling boxes and boxes of documents out of the late Vince Foster’s Justice Department office. And on, and on, and….

And cronyism? More

Currently in Power – The Google Administration

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org

A Long and Fruitful One – For Them and No One Else

There’s an old military pilot adage – believed to have been born during World War II.

When youre taking flak, youre right over the target.

Last week, the Wall Street Journal offered up:

Google Makes Most of Close Ties to White House

Search giant averages a White House meeting a week during Obama administration.

One meeting a week – for six years. That’s a lot. What kinds of things would they discuss? More

Aren’t We All Looking Forward to ‘Internet at the Speed of Government?’

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org

Your Government Modem

We were on February 26 subjected to the hugest of Barack Obama Administration Internet power grabs. Where the Administration unilaterally decided to start applying 1934 landline telephone law to the 21st-Century-Web.

This government grab was made under the guise of Network Neutrality – but this flashback-to-New-Deal phone law is oh-so-much-worse. The Administration has appointed itself the overlord of just about every private sector decision, transaction and innovation.

This is Mother-May-I-Do-Anything-At-All uber-regulation. It will eviscerate the free-speech-free-market-Xanadu Web we all know and dearly love.

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz has been an outspoken opponent of all of this. And has been criticized by the Left and the Media (please pardon the redundancy) for the ways he has phrased his opposition. More

A New Approach – To Finally End an Old Farm Bill Problem

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org

This President Had the Right Idea

The Farm Bill is a bane of we Conservatives’ existence – and Reality-based policy making. It is a relic of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR)’s horrendously failed New Deal – a top-down, central-planning nightmare mess.

And over the last eighty-plus years, FDR’s heinous domestic policy has gone global. A worldwide farm market has arisen. We no longer just grow for ourselves. We sell all over – and they sell to us.

And our Farm Bill – which warps our market – has warped the world’s as well. FDR helped beget an eight-decade-long international regulatory arms race. Other produce-producing nations saw our lattice-work panoply of tariffs and subsidies – and felt compelled to match them. And then exceed them.

Round and round we go. Myriad nations outdo our government interference in the marketplace – so we outdo theirs. Lather, rinse, repeat. So what we now have is a global lattice-work panoply of tariffs and subsidies. A thicket that grows ever thicker – as each next government tries to outdo the last. More

The FCC Delivers the Latest Dose of Obama Cronyism

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org

It’s Bad for Everyone Else -
But Why Would the Administration Care?

The huge-er government gets – the greater its ability to deliver cronyism goodies. The bigger the wallet government has – the larger the regulatory hammer it wields – the more Crony Socialism it can dispense.

Remember when President Barack Obama said this?

“We’re going to punish our enemies and reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.”

The Obama Administration is excellent at both. The punishing:

IRS Targets Conservative Groups

Obama Administration Targets Fox News Reporter in ‘Chilling’ Echo of AP Probe

Obama Administration Targets Coal with Controversial Emissions Regulations

Obama Closed and Stole Republican Car Dealerships?

And the rewarding: More

Oregon’s ObamaCare is a Crony Socialist Nightmare Mess – Just Like DC’s

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org

The Only Thing Worse Than ObamaCare’s Ads – Is ObamaCare

ObamaCare is an unmitigated, omni-directional disaster.

It’s a disaster as a health care plan. How’s it doing with premiums?

ObamaCare Premiums Will Increase Faster Than Private Plans

How about deductibles? Co-pays? Medical choices?

Consumers Face Higher Deductibles Under ObamaCare Plans

ObamaCare Shock: $12,600 Deductible, 40 Percent Co-Pay, Zero Competition

What ObamaCare did succeed in doing was giving governments at all levels unfathomable new powers. More