Daily Archives: August 10, 2010

House Votes Today on More Stimulus Spending: Labor’s Top Priority by Gregory Hilton

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called her colleagues back into a special session, and they will vote today on a new stimulus spending bill. The pending legislation was originally passed in March as the FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act (HR1586). Most of the language in that bill has been stripped out, and the legislation is now known as the Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act. Continue reading

What is More Important, States’ Rights or Individual Rights by Gregory Hilton

According to author Thomas Sowell, the era of segregation in the South existed because of local and state laws which forced private businesses to segregate when most of them really didn’t want to. Defenders of segregation said it should have been allowed to continued because it was a matter of states’ rights. This argument is wrong because an individual’s rights trumps the state or city’s right to restrict them. Continue reading