Month: February 2010

Are National Energy Policy Loan Guarantees Constitutional?

by Harrison H. Schmitt The President and the Congress obviously are hooked on interfering in the American economy. Loan guarantees and their ultimate manifestation in financial bailouts, show the extremes of this addiction. Now, the President proposes to use the authority provided by Congress to guarantee loans to a single power company (Southern) to build …

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Don’t “Do Something” about Climate Change

by Harrison H. Schmitt Americans should think long and hard about their childrens’ future before giving up liberties and incomes to politicians in Washington and at the United Nations in the name of “doing something” about climate change. Given how little we actually know about climate, as well as great uncertainties in what we do …

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Obamacare is Unconstitutional

by Harrison H. Schmitt The “unalienable rights” stated in the Declaration of Independence include “life” as well as “liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” “Life,” however, implies something very different than “health.” The Declaration’s statement of a right to life coexists with the “liberty” of individual choice of how life shall be lived in “the …

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Extreme National Debt and Tax Burdens are Unsustainable

by Harrison H. Schmitt What are these people in Washington thinking?! Do they believe the rest of us can’t count? Or don’t count! The national debt already stood far too high at about 40% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2009. Now, the President proposes that the FY2011 budget create a total national debt of …

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Obama Cedes Moon To China, Space Station To Russia

by Harrison H. Schmitt The Administration finally has announced its formal retreat on American Space Policy after a year of morale destroying clouds of uncertainty. The lengthy delay, the abandonment of human exploration, and the wimpy, un-American thrust of the proposed budget indicates that the Administration does not understand, or want to acknowledge, the essential …

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