paul - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 09:02
The Central Committee of the Libertarian Party of San Mateo County CA
made these endorsements by unanimous votes at the Pre-Election Meeting
on May 24, 2016.
Mark M Herd
US House of Representatives, 18th District
Richard B Fox
CA State Assembly, 24th District
John M Inks
As I was was one of the attendees and the vote was unanimous I obviously agree.
paul - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 15:38
Most of us are thankful we have laws and regulations protecting us from infringement upon our rights as humans. We're glad for the systems which enforce due process to protect us from errant arrests, searches, seizures, and other acts against us by those we employ; police, other agents, or other parties.
paul - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 14:33
A common bit of conversation I run into in social gatherings, whether at the fitness club, the local watering hole, or even over a meal, revolves around something that isn't happening the way someone wants. The most often heard rhetorical questions sound something along the lines of "Why doesn't **insert government body here** fix that?".
paul - Sun, 06/08/2014 - 19:44
I caught the headline of a Kiplinger Article recently. The headline read “Tax Breaks for the Middle Class”. While some of the tips are great for those in the middle, some of it seem to be directed at the lower income levels, as the limits were quite low. At least for someone in Santa Cruz or anywhere near the San Francisco Bay Area.
paul - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 14:39
In reading various articles, blogs, and comments I've observed quite a few individuals support the NSA's activity in gathering the electronic records of US citizens and other residents. The argument they use is that the private sector, organizations like communication and Internet based companies, have been doing this for years. Slurping our data at every corner as we make phone calls or browse the web.
paul - Thu, 12/05/2013 - 11:35
Part of being a libertarian that I have always found time consuming is having to actually exercise my critical thinking abilities. A public issue comes to light and my opinion has to be developed. Typically that involves going on-line and reading a bunch of source material from the "left" and the "right" plus several articles that I hope are balanced. If it involves upcoming legislation I might read several summaries. Some libertarians read the complete text, but I rarely go that far and am thankful for those that have the time.
paul - Mon, 10/07/2013 - 11:41
Like many, have been keeping an eye on how our representatives are doing in coming to a solution on the government shutdown and the upcoming default.
I've used the lower-case representatives as I'm not only referring to Congress, but also to the Senate and the Administration. They are all our elected representatives.