Walter Williams on States’ Rights and the 10th Amendment

Here’s an interesting article by the always-excellent Walter Williams: States Rebellion Pending: Our Colonial ancestors petitioned and pleaded with King George III to get his boot off their necks. He ignored their pleas, and in 1776, they rightfully declared unilateral independence and went to war. Today it’s the same story except Congress is the one […]

Naked Government Extortion – AIG Bonuses Not Returned Voluntarily

There’s government extortion of the garden, tax-and-spend variety. And then, there’s government extortion of the naked variety: AIG Bonuses: Surrendered Under Pressure?: An email from the head of a controversial unit at AIG suggests employees who gave up their bonuses did not do so voluntarily, but feared their names would be released if they did […]

Excessive Water Use

We received a notice today from the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District that we are guilty of “excessive” water usage. Apparently, some water was seen running off our lawn. Or something. We’re still not exactly sure–the notice we received doesn’t fit the description given when my wife called in to ask about it. But never […]