Nanny State

Disappointing Legislator of the Week: Senator Sheila Harsdorf

This morning, I woke up and found a Google alert in my inbox, and found that  my last remaining hope in a politician – Sheila Harsdorf – was squashed. State Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R –River Falls) and grassroots supporters of the American Cancer Society will join together in support of a statewide …

Nanny State

Ban the Ban Wisconsin

My friend Ryan and I have started a grassroots effort to preserve private property rights  in the state of Wisconsin by standing against the statewide smoking ban being proposed by Governor Doyle. We are in the process of building a website: Ban the Ban Wisconsin.  It is a work in progress, so we …

Private Property Rights

My Resignation from the Republican Party

What follows is a letter of resignation from my position (member-at-large), and withdrawal of membership, from my local Republican Party.  I sent it off today.  I’ve just had enough, folks. Ladies and Gentlemen, It is with regret that I inform each of you that I must withdraw my membership from …

Private Property Rights

The MSJ’s Assault on Private Property Rights Continues…

When something is being forced upon me, I tend to be skeptical of what it is that’s being forced.  Call me crazy. No more than two weeks ago, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published a borderline retarded op-ed about smoking bans.  (See my scathing – and somewhat pissy – review, here.)  Well, they’re …

2008 Elections

American Crosscut: The Ron Paul Dialogues

Charlie and I picked up another Crosscut, this time about Ron Paul.  It actually started out as a casual email, and wound up being what I believe to be an interesting conversation. It seems to me that where Charlie and I differ the most centers around where government powers should lie.  …