The Natural Art of the Government Shakedown

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“Human nature” – actually applies to way more than just humans. Gazelles – like to consume vegetables.  It’s their nature. Cheetahs – like to consume meat.  It’s their nature. Governments – like to consume constituents.  It’s their nature. Seventh century B.C. Greece’s philosopher Aesop – understood it way back when. Timeless wisdom – is timeless […]

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 […]

The Eternal Stupidity: ‘Let’s Have Government Do It’

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Wisdom – is eternal.  Because it is so rare a commodity – it is treasured by all who actually like and respect all that is good. Stupidity – is also eternal.  Because we are humans – and humans are flawed.  All who actually like and respect all that is good – try their best to […]

Moderate District Dems Must Save Us from More Hyper-Partisan Legislation Theater

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Washington, D.C. is currently politically divided. The White House is inhabited by Republican President Donald Trump. The Senate is comprised of a 51-49 Republican majority. The House is comprised of a 235-197 Democrat majority (with three vacancies pending). The Average American realizes: This means Republicans and Democrats must meet somewhere in the middle in order […]