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Here we go again. Ventura is hiring its fourth City Manager since 2000.

Here we go again. Ventura is hiring its fourth City Manager since 2000.

“ Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. “ —George Santayana   You’ve undoubtedly told our children or grandchildren, “Haste makes waste.” It’s sound advice; especially when you want to prevent them from making a mistake. The same advice holds true for Ventura’s City Council when hiring our next City Manager. A […]

This ‘Unprofessional’ Case Against Western Ranchers Shows Why Americans Are Right to Fear Government

This ‘Unprofessional’ Case Against Western Ranchers Shows Why Americans Are Right to Fear Government

Governments are prone to abuse, especially when unchecked. … in the Bundy case acted with “incredible bias” and likely broke the law, as The Daily Caller News Foundation reported The level of malfeasance of which one of its own accused the Bureau of Land Management …

News Flash for Jack Lew: The US Government is Already Broke

News Flash for Jack Lew: The US Government is Already Broke

. by Thomas L. Knapp Former US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is bothered by the recently passed “tax reform” package, The Hill reports. His problem? It is “leaving us broke.” “How,” he wonders, “are we going to pay for the deficit caused by the tax cut?” Lew headed the Treasury Department under US president Barack […]

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise: My Stream of Conscious Overflowth — Senator McConnell and Other Such Cockroaches

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise: My Stream of Conscious Overflowth — Senator McConnell and Other Such Cockroaches

. By L. Neil Smith  Why is it that, every time the wannabe commies in Congress feel stymied in their never-ending attempts to obliterate the Second Amendment, some “random” lunatic or religious fanatic obligingly goes out and murders a bunch of innocent human beings, often with the very weapon they’re currently trying to outlaw? Never […]

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise: The Surrealistic Insanity of ‘Paying For’ Tax Cuts

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise:  The Surrealistic Insanity of ‘Paying For’ Tax Cuts

. By L. Neil Smith  I am not an economist, nor do I play one on TV, but I know a hand-job when I see one. The mindless mutants who are mangling Donald Trump’s tax plans are dragging this nation and the world into a Da-Daesque vortex we may never get out of. (Only a “progressive” Democrat would […]

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise: What Would Real Tax Reform Look Like?

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise: What Would Real Tax Reform Look Like?

. By L. Neil Smith  Taxation most likely began ten thousand  years ago, when nomadic hunter-gatherers gave up their wandering ways — and the tools associated with them — settled down, and started growing crops and herding livestock, which requires an entirely different suite of tools than hunting. The hunter-gatherers’ tools could be used as […]

Brad Cummings:  ‘Government is to protect our God-given rights’

Brad Cummings:  ‘Government is to protect our God-given rights’

By Michael Hernandez (Editor’s Note:  The American Legacy Series continues with a lecture given by Councilman Rob McCoy every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. at Godspeak Calvary Chapel, 2697 Lavery Court, Suite 14, Newbury Park.  All are welcomed to explore “the origins of our American Government, how it is relevant, and how it is shaping our […]

Social Media: When Does “Actively Working With the Government” Become Censorship?

Social Media: When Does “Actively Working With the Government” Become Censorship?

  by Thomas L. Knapp In a September 21 post, Mark Zuckerberg shared nine steps the  site he started is taking “to protect election integrity and make sure that Facebook is a force for good in democracy,” by “actively working with the government” and “partnering with public authorities.” The day before that, the United Kingdom’s […]

Dream(er) State

Dream(er) State

by Phil Erwin For a moment, it seemed we might have crossed some metaphorical Rubicon, and were on the verge of getting an actual dinnertime “deal” on “DACA” (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) between President Trump and Democrat leaders Chuck Shumer and Nancy Pelosi (collectively dubbed “Chancy” by one clever pundit.) Post-dessert, “Chancy” rushed to […]

The Sandcastle

The Sandcastle

  by Jeff Thomas | September 11, 2017   The decline from democracy to tyranny is both a natural and inevitable one. That’s not a pleasant thought to have to consider, but it’s a fact, nonetheless. In every case, a democracy will deteriorate as the result of the electorate accepting the loss of freedom in trade for […]