Americans are Taking Their Eyes Off the Ball Libertarian Gary Johnson Polling at 11% in Presidential Race ─ Pandemonium to Follow The Fourth Amendment Applies to Motorists, Too Constitutional Presidential Candidates are Needed

Americans are Taking Their Eyes Off the Ball

Politics is already a game, so let’s make it official, says Jim Byers

Libertarian Gary Johnson Polling at 11% in Presidential Race ─ Pandemonium to Follow

Politics, as we’ve always known it, will be dead after this election cycle

The Fourth Amendment Applies to Motorists, Too

Andy Ostrowski describes a case encompassing a number of civil rights issues, in his estimation

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Americans are Taking Their Eyes Off the Ball

Americans need to let their politicians know how much they hate the game. The people need to take note and remember how their representatives have voted as well as their behavior in and outside of office and then vote accordingly. People need to question the government at every level at every opportunity, including town hall meetings, municipal meetings, on the streets, at public events, etc. Keep the pressure on them and never let up.

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Libertarian Gary Johnson Polling at 11% in Presidential Race ─ Pandemonium to Follow

Politics, as we’ve always known it, will be dead after this election cycle. It is not a question of whether the major parties break apart, but more a question of when. The margin of victory in 2016 will likely be less than the percentage of votes going to third parties, just as it has been in many state races around the country (like those in Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida).

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The Agony of Reading Failure

If you do not learn to read and you live in America, you probably will not make it in life, or reach your full potential. Consider that reading serves as the major avenue to learning about people, about history, social studies, the language arts, science, mathematics, and the other content subjects that must be mastered in school. When children do not learn to read, their general knowledge, their spelling and writing abilities, and their vocabulary development suffer in kind. Said more bluntly, reading proficiency serves as the major foundational skill for all school based learning, and without it, the chances for academic and occupational success are limited indeed.

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The Fourth Amendment Applies to Motorists, Too

I attended a hearing on August 24 before a Dauphin County district justice (magistrate) for a “driving with an expired license charge” against a member of the Independent Gazette team. John drives a car with a big “Ron Paul” sticker on the rear window, as seen in the picture below. One day back in July, as he drove up Interstate 283, he was pulled over by a Pennsylvania State Police trooper. The trooper pulled him over for driving with an expired license. How did he know that? He allegedly randomly ran John’s license plate and found that information in one of the databases to which he had access.

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Kathleen Kane — Faux Martyr or True Saint

Kane made headlines for her Jeffersonian stance — even if her party does deny that storied Founding Father — of refusing to follow what she perceived as an unjust law. However, is this all there is to the story? A Pennsylvania attorney general who places herself upon the pyre for sake of the constitutional cause of good government, a defender against corruption?

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Tom “Taxman Cometh” Wolf

Welcome to Pennsylvania's budgetary Mexican standoff. High taxes or die! It would appear that Tom “Wolf-in-sheep's-clothing” wishes to alter a famous American expression. Tom “Taxman Cometh” Wolf never met a tax he didn't like. Income tax hike, sales tax hike, natural gas tax, my tax, your tax, everywhere...
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Letter to the Editor: Everyone of us is charged with protecting American government

The only two full-time elected positions in Wilkes-Barre City government are mayor and city controller, and there are no restrictions concerning a city hall elected public servant holding private sector jobs while they are in office. Some of our city elected do work elsewhere while serving, or are retired from a private sector job or a publicly funded position.

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Constitutional Presidential Candidates are Needed

As we embark on this season of presidential campaigns, we would be well served to focus attention on the requirements for the office of the chief executive as given to us in our federal contract, the U.S. Constitution. Failing to do so would be pretty solid evidence that we’ve learned nothing from the installation of the current White House occupant as the president — wrongly, I might add. I maintain that we currently do not have a legitimate president, and I refuse to use the term as the title for the current occupant of the White House.

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Scrantaxton: The City Bewitched by the Illusion of Good Government

Scrantaxton, formerly known as Scranton, was once a free, capitalist dream that has now become a bureaucratic cesspool, a tax-and-spend nightmare created for taxpayers who have been dragged over hot coals for more than two decades’ worth of political pillaging of the city and its residents. It’s been a city crying for leadership for 23 years, but simply gets sniveling children who blame other administrations, while repeating the same mistakes.

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