Thanks to the Trump FCC for Limiting Local Government Shakedowns

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Too many local governments look at their business permitting processes – as opportunities to gouge the companies simply trying to provide goods and services to the people who live there. This is certainly the case with companies that provide Internet access. As we diligently work to ensure everyone in America is connected – and win […]

Localities Shouldn’t Be Dictating (Inter-)National Policy

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Federalism is too infrequently mentioned. And when it does come up – it is woefully misrepresented and abused. Let’s check with our old friend Merriam Webster: “The distribution of power in an organization (such as a government) between a central authority and the constituent units.” Our Constitution is fully imbued with decentralized federalism. The Founding […]

Trump’s Justice Department: Texas’ Attempted Cronyism Is a Terrible Idea

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Allegedly free market Texas – is currently in the cronyism-enhancing process of outlawing competition in electricity transmission. Cronyism: Why Are Republicans in Texas Sponsoring a Bill to Block Competition?: “Legalese-to-English translation: Any company that wants to provide service – must first play Mother May I with the government. “And this is not just a routine […]

Texas’ Excuses for Cronyism Are Just as Lame As Everyone Else’s

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We’ve been on the government cronyism beat for…a while. Because cronyism – is inherent in government.  Government officials spend money – and they will oft look to do so to benefit the people who get them elected. It is why we less government types – want less government.  Less government spending – less opportunities for […]

Like California Before, Texas Is Bleeding to Democrat Blue

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Democrats want unobstructed open borders – because the people imported in that fashion vote overwhelmingly for Democrats. Central and South America are almost entirely Third World.  Third Worlders are used to – and like getting – government money.  The Democrat Party – is the US Party of government money. You hear feeble attempts by open […]

California Climate Freaks Aren’t So Freaky When They Have to Pay for the Freakiness

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Let us begin this exercise with me reiterating my wholehearted and total support of California’s effort to secede from the United States. They can take their Sanctuary State status, their resulting Third World culture-and-wealth gap, their $1.3 trillion total governments’ debt, their massive government employee pension shortfalls, their wildfire-exacerbating environmental laws and the rest of […]