Happy Friday (the 13th)
The weekend is here! Check out these stories from today.
- Remember that whole debt ceiling thing? Yeah, we’re there again.
- Then again, there could be hope yet. Obama’s attempt to merge and consolidate federal trade agencies could be a true gesture towards smaller government.
- Frank Hurdle at the Col. Reb Sez blog defends Haley Barbour and the pardon power more generally as a means of rehabilitating criminals. UMFreedom on Barbour’s pardongate here.
- In other state news, Matt Eichelberger at Cottonmouth reports on Speaker Gunn’s decision to hire a “political ad man with a salary commensurate with a circuit court judge.” That’s $110,000 a year. Eichelberger laments, “The party of small government, indeed.”
- Matt Zwolinski of the Bleeding Heart Libertarians blog has a good piece at the Daily Caller, emphasizing the importance of organizations like IHS. He’s right that organizations like IHS, YAL, and SFL have more long-term significance within the liberty movement than a single campaign. It’s important to note, though, that candidates like Ron Paul introduce many to the concept of a free society.
- Lastly, for your Friday the 13th viewing pleasure:
James Robertson currently attends the University of Mississippi, where he plans to receive degrees in Political Science and English. He is the President of the Ole Miss Chapter of Young Americans for Liberty. He can be contacted at email@example.com, Facebook and Twitter.