The Constitution Doesn’t Need An Extreme Makeover (Townhall.com) December 19, 2007Posted by daviddavenport in Radio Commentaries.
For the second year in a row, a new book by a constitutional scholar seeks
to redo our nation’s founding document.
But his idea of updating the Constitution is really an assault on the founders. America is not, after all, a national democracy, but a republic, with institutions such as the U.S. Senate and the Electoral College, designed to recognize the role of states. Strengthening the federal government, at the expense of state and local rule, clearly violates limits established by the founders.
The Constitution has worked pretty well for over 200 years. It hardly needs an extreme makeover by a professor.
Republicans’ Secret Weapon: Taxes (Townhall.com) December 6, 2007Posted by daviddavenport in Radio Commentaries.
Tags: Presidential Elections
change things by next November. No, it’s not the war or abortion but that pocketbook issue that has long defined the difference between the parties: taxes.
Democratic Congressional leader Charles Rangel has proposed a $1 trillion tax revision which, by some estimates, would increase taxes more than $3 trillion over 10 years. And finally, someone has begun to tally up the cost of Hillary Clinton’s campaign promises, which total somewhere between $100 and $200 billion.
Often as an election draws closer, the economy and pocketbook issues loom larger. And one real difference between the parties is the Republican plan of continuing the tax cuts of the Bush years, or moving to the revisions and increased taxes of the Democrats.
To paraphrase the late Senator Everett Dirksen — a trillion here and a trillion there may start to sound like real money.