The Repeal Point of View

I’ve asked Dave Bond of STOP IN to explain their effort to repeal property taxes, as well as bond debt:

Repeal:  The real dealProperty taxes are a feudal holdover from old Europe (barons, serfs, Bayou Tapestry, Battle of Hastiness, imperial crap), in diametric conflict with free market economics, due to the absence of any transactional standard.  There is no market value system other than the market itself.  Buyers and sellers are the only legitimate arbiters of value, which is a transactional reality (an actual sale) and not the guess work of any illegitimately imposed, non-risk bearing, disinterested party (government).

Municipal bonds are

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This Site is Changing Focus

The WXNT website is about to change a lot. We are upgrading a lot of stuff, mostly the blogs. So as a result, my WXNT blog protest is over, and I will now post most of my political writings at the WXNT website. I will post the link soon. I may still post the truly disgraceful political coverage and analysis you’ve come to expect, but I want to get back to the focus of this site. Some stuff I can’t write on the work blog, if you know what I mean. I can’t say shit or anything on there!

As for this blog,

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My Interview with MLK III

This is an interview I did in November with the son of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott-King. He looks just like MLK, and it was like speaking to Dr. King himself. (He is the one speaking in the clip where Clinton is sleeping.)

It was one of the coolest things I’ve been able to do in my short life.

Bhutto was a Crook

I found an interesting article at The Atlantic that is definitely worth a look while we canonize Benazir Bhutto. A couple paragraphs are pasted, then the links below:

“Clearly, political assassinations are a bad thing. Equally clearly, political assassinations in a place like Pakistan seem to herald instability, and instability in Pakistan is frightening. That said, I think it’s worth being clear about something — from the perspective of someone who’s never spoken to Benazir Bhutto or any members of her inner circle, it seems like she was a really bad person and a terrible political leader. The main thing she

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I was IndyU?

A local blogger, the Scribe, has named me as a contributor to IndyU. Alas, no. I wish I were that connected. I am truly honored to be mentioned. I am just not that discreet. Trust me, If I had done something as effective as Indy Undercover, I’d be giving myself credit for it. That goes for some others I know, lol.

On Checks and Balances

One of the most wise elements of the American system is the concept of Checks and Balances. Most people only apply this theory to the three branches of government.

But let’s look at it through the paradigm of yesterday’s post:

(Please strip yourself of prejudicial thoughts on the words lobbyist and special interest.) Every person has a special interest. Every person in the United States is currently enjoying a benefit of the United States Government. And most likely a lobbyist, or a representative of a special interest, helped bring you this benefit of the collective passing of the hat. One

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On Ballard and his Dance Card

I know you’ll be surprised to learn that there is tension this morning between (possibly) Jen Wagner, Communications Director of the State’s Democratic party, and activist Melyssa Donaghy of the Hoosiers for Fair Taxation. Melyssa is disappointed that she and some others have not been given some credit that they probably deserve. Un-returned phone calls, un-answered emails, and un-requited requests are making the tax protesters lonely.

You can read Melyssa’s comments here:
http://hoosiersforfairtaxation.blogspot.com/

And Gary Welsh’s analysis here:
http://advanceindiana.blogspot.com/2007/12/jen-wagners-latest-project.html

And a new website, http://www.accidentalmayor.com/. It gives Melyssa and the Tax Protesters a dig. This is rumored to be Jenn

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New Media and How We Communicate.

Thanksgiving Day at my house was a perfect commentary on modern life and technology. We gathered around the turkey and stuffing for a couple of hours, finished the dishes and spread out. I waddled downstairs to sit at my computer desk, logged on to Instant Messenger, Facebook, and my blog and began writing and looking at various things. After a bit, I walked into the family room, where my sister sat alone on her laptop on AIM, facebook, and her school website working on homework. I walked upstairs to get a piece of pie, and my mom was

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Hmmmmmmm…

My philosophy as a state legislator is based on something said by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: ‘Cowardice asks, “Is it safe?” Vanity asks, “Is it popular?” Expedience asks, “Is it politic?” But conscience asks, “Is it right?” There comes a time when a person must do something, not because it is safe or popular or politic: they must do it because it is right.’” — State Rep. Bill Crawford

“I will say categorically, and your audience can do whatever they choose to do, That I defend Aaron’s right to call you Willie Lynch. I do not defend your right to

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A C-O-N-Spiracy?!

We’ve been hearing rumors over the last few days regarding the Concerned Clergy, the Marion County Democrats, and Abdul’s fairness.

At a recent Democratic Council Candidate Caucus meeting, a few Democrats were trying to convince another Democrat that they should not appear on Abdul in the Morning. They stated that Abdul is not fair. It is Republican Radio in sheep’s clothing. Some felt their interview on AIM was unfair, and that Monroe Gray dominted the conversation.

AIM maintains that Monroe Gray has made himself the subject of questions. Abdul has not created these stories. He is simply the light peering through the

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