Freedom is difficult, but it is not complicated. Either you wish to make your own choices in life (freedom) or you wish to let others make them for you (government).
Ron Paul likes to say “freedom is popular” and he is right, when it comes to our own freedom; none of us wants someone else to spend our money and tell us what to do. That’s not complicated. It is when we think about extending that same courtesy to those who spend their money in ways we find offensive (buy drugs, for…Continue
Added by Tim Nerenz for Congress on January 10, 2012 at 6:13pm — No Comments
[I was invited to speak as a panelist at Americans For Prosperity "It's Working" Town Hall today in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Here is my closing speech]
Some of you may have read a piece I wrote recently, entitled “Downward Wisconsin”. It begins like this:
“We used to make things here in Wisconsin. We made machine tools in Milwaukee, cars in Kenosha and ships in Sheboygan. We mined iron in the north and lead in the south. We made cheese, we made brats, we made beer, and we…Continue
Added by Tim Nerenz for Congress on January 10, 2012 at 6:09pm — No Comments
We should change the name of National Right To Work Committee to the Worker’s Liberation Front. Maybe then we could get some sympathetic press coverage for the real civil rights issue in the employment realm – and no, I am no talking about collective bargaining privileges for public sector employees.
Indiana is about to become the 23rd state to pass Right To Work legislation, liberating its working citizens from compulsory unionization and adding workplace freedom to the state’s…Continue
Added by Tim Nerenz for Congress on January 10, 2012 at 6:07pm — No Comments
One of the advantages of writing an opinion blog is that opinions are never inaccurate, even when they are wrong. But we should expect better from government agencies who publish statistics that policy makers, businesspeople, academics, journalists, and citizens rely on to make decisions and draw conclusions – like the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), for example.
Recently, the Bureau named Wisconsin as the state with the worst job loss in November, with a decline of 14,600. This…Continue
Added by Tim Nerenz for Congress on January 10, 2012 at 6:03pm — No Comments
I received this forward from my eccentric uncle (who commented on this with "reads like a utopian dream which will cause a lot of miseries"). I could almost believe it, since the Chinese own all the US debt but I can not imagine such a scenario going down without a WWIII type of resistance . . . by the way, here's a google to…Continue
Added by Deborah Hart Yemm on January 2, 2012 at 10:18am — No Comments
Alone on an island, one has no choice but to be libertarian; self-sovereignty is the only kind there is.
The question of where rights come from is answered definitively, as our island dweller is endowed with a complete set of natural rights even though there is no one else to grant them. Freedom is complete, and the self-owned islander who produces in surplus can not possibly be considered greedy, heartless, selfish, or evil for his extraordinary productivity.
It is only when a…Continue
Added by Tim Nerenz for Congress on January 1, 2012 at 3:07pm — No Comments
The best thing about being a libertarian is that you can do it all by yourself.
Liberals need someone else to pay for all the things they promise to other people. And naturally, they need those other-people to be dependent on the government, which is just more other-people who spend most of the someone-else’s money on themselves and then let what’s left trickle down to the first group of other-people that they made dependent on them in the first place. Follow?
You need even…Continue
Added by Tim Nerenz for Congress on January 1, 2012 at 3:05pm — No Comments
To all of my Moment of Clarity readers, I wish you a sincere Merry Christmas.
Whether you are liberal or conservative, socialist or libertarian, Democrat or Republican, Christian or non-Christian, Tea Party or Occupy, activist or apathetic, I have nothing but love in my heart and good will to offer in this week’s MOC post, the last as I head out to spend Christmas with my family.
This is not the time to focus on our differences; rather to celebrate our common humanity and…Continue
Added by Tim Nerenz for Congress on January 1, 2012 at 3:03pm — No Comments
Another winter in Wisconsin, and another round of primal scream therapy for our unionists hell bent on putting the entire state through another round of failed recalls.
The leftist diehards are helping us to celebrate Christmas by shoving annoying recall petitions at us while we shop. When given the opportunity to tell me their single most convincing reason to recall Governor Walker, the two that I encountered today yelled “recall Walker” very loudly. So there you have it – the reason…Continue
Added by Tim Nerenz for Congress on January 1, 2012 at 3:01pm — No Comments