Monday, February 21, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
The voters of Der Schweiz decided to preserve their right to bear arms:
When given the choice, the voters of any country will choose freedom over government despotism.
Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a proposal to ban army firearms from their homes, following a nationwide referendum.
The referendum was launched by a coalition of non-governmental groups, religious authorities and center-left parties, who sought to get the weapons stored in armories instead.
Voters upheld their national tradition of having an ever-ready army, and many see keeping a weapon at home as a crucial aspect of national identity.
Just two hours after polls closed, 22 out of 26 cantons returned final results, with a majority of cantons - 17 - voting firmly against the move. For the referendum to have passed, it would have needed the support both a majority of cantons and a majority of people.
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Sunday, February 06, 2011
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
The era of many of us voting for whatever pandering GOP candidate the establishment promotes is over. If that means progressives retain control of the White House, so be it: we can continue to promote strong classical liberal/constitutional conservatives for the House, the Senate, governorships, and state assemblies — and not have to sacrifice our ideals in order to save the country from its increasingly debased establishment political class.The only thing I disagree with is Jeff's use of the 'progressive' moniker for the left. Progressing towards what?