July 21, 2024
July 21, 2024

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The Biggest Threat To Our Country

In my view, the most dangerous threat to our safety and security is not the possibility of being invaded by another country, terrorist actions by any of the world’s radical elements, climate change or even nuclear war. Instead, the greatest threat facing the safety of our country is a weak national economy. Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome and the Ottoman Empire were really not conquered by external forces.

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UC Irvine Is Committed

Years ago, 23 men committed offenses that resulted in their eventually being committed to R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility, which is a state prison for men in San Diego near the Mexican border. But now those men have received their Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Irvine! Amazingly, they have graduated from a major university while incarcerated! How did this happen?

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Too Much Government

The June 12, 2024 edition of the Orange County Register told us that the State of California has more than 220,000 full-time employees!~ Of course, that is in addition to hundreds of thousands of government employees at the municipal level, as well as many more who are employed by California’s “Special Districts” like water, transit, mosquito control and sanitation. Out of control?

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More On The Minimum Wage

I have never seen a stronger argument against the minimum wage laws than the one published in the May 8, 2024 edition of the Orange County Register written by Faryal Ahsan and Austin Hamilton. These students cited statistics to show that California has the highest numbers of homeless in the nation, both by sheer numbers as well as per capita. New York state is second, but with less than half of the number of homeless.

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Our System of Justice

We as judges we have two critically important mandates. The first is to do Justice based upon the facts and law of the case and the ethics of our profession. But the second is equally important, and that is for anyone who cares to believe that Justice has been done. Our other law enforcement officers have similar mandates.

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Wasteful Federal Programs

Thomas Jefferson was quoted as saying that “We need a revolution every 20 years just to keep the government honest.” He is right, and we now in many ways have a “dishonest” government to prove it. How can I say that? Because without that revolution (which does not have to be bloody) government continues to grow and to serve itself at the expense of “We the People.”

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Monthly Stipends vs. The Welfare System

People are beginning to think about and discuss incentives! Good! At last! Why is that? Because, as one of my true heroes Dr. Milton Friedman often said, “Incentives matter!” To explain further, he also said, “You get more of what you subsidize and less of what you tax.” And today we are subsidizing victimization and taxing performance.

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Choosing the Right Politician: A Guide to Informed Voting

In a democracy, one of the most significant ways to make your voice heard is through voting. The power to elect your representatives is a responsibility that should not be taken lightly. When choosing a politician to support, the decision-making process can be complex. To help you make an informed decision, here’s a guide on how to decide what politician you are going to vote for.

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Started in 2016, the Jack News provides a pragmatic look at political discussion with some satire. An independent journalistic endeavor, we have no ties to other media outlets or services. We write our own commentary and form our own opinions. 

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