Commentary: Conservative Rage vs. Liberal Guilt By David Morris January 21, 2001 Regarding John Ashcroft, Sen. Russell Feingold, D-Wis., maintains, “A Republican president ought to be able to appoint people of strong conservative ideology.” Can you imagine Sens. Jesse Helms or Trent Lott uttering those words about a Democratic president and his strongly ideological liberal nominee? … Read More
By What Compass is Jesse Guided? by David Morris Institute for Local Self-Reliance April 20, 1999 – published in St. Paul Pioneer Press Two weeks ago, Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura exercised his first veto. He rejected legislation that would have required sprinkler companies to install a $35 device that senses soil moisture and turns off the … Read More
The Republican Budget Plan: He Who Has, Gets by David Morris July 5, 1997 – published in St. Paul Pioneer Press I don’t want to accuse the Republicans of engaging in class warfare. Really. But when I look at their tax and spending policies I am hard pressed to figure out what else to call it. … Read More
The Republican War Against Workers by David Morris August 29, 1995 If ever the American worker needed the helping hand of government it is now. Yet the new Republican Congressional majority seems intent on giving workers, the majority of the population, the back of its hand. This Labor Day offers us the opportunity to confront the … Read More
States Rights and Wrongs by David Morris June 6, 1995 July 4, 1995. Armed militias roam the countryside, threatening to shoot government agents. Citizens gather to demand the overthrow of the present governmental structure. The highest officials in the land earnestly debate the nature and locus of government authority. It may as well be July 4, … Read More
This time of the year we used to celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Too bad we no longer do so. For this would be an excellent historical moment to reflect on whether Lincoln’s decision to keep the country intact was right. Personally, I think he made an enormous blunder.
Few would support Lincoln’s decision if he were making it today. Few Americans support Russia’s current war against its secessionist states. No one believes Ottawa has the right to send the Canadian army in to stop Quebec from seceding.
My State of the Union Fantasy by David Morris January 4, 1995 Bill Clinton has one last shot left before the Grinch steals Washington: the State of the Union Address. What he says on January 24 will either make him a wallflower at someone else’s party or the nation’s bandleader. Here’s the kind of speech I’d … Read More