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The Road to Hell . . .

The proverb "The road to hell is paved with good intentions" isquoted by Jeffrey
Brown, professor of finance at the University of Illinois, inhis acclamation for
Thomas E. Hall's book "Aftermath: The UnintendedConsequences of Public Policies"
(Cato Institute, 2014). ...

Posted on 6 July 2015 Keep Reading...

Wolf Vetoes Budget: Pushes Tax Hikes

To protect the special interests of public employee unions, Governor Tom Wolf vetoed a $30 billion 2015-2016 General Fund budget approved this week by the Republican-controlled General Assembly. The responsible, Republican budget would have saved billions by reforming our run-away public pension ...

Posted on 2 July 2015 Keep Reading...

Focus on Colors that Matter

Two hundred people butchered ... my mother was cut by a saber from her privates to her neck. My sisters were just babies, and they had their heads bashed in with boot heels so the army could save bullets."

– Chavez Y Chavez, Lou Diamond Phillips' ...

Posted on 2 July 2015 Keep Reading...

John Adams and American Independence

As we celebrate our independence and astounding development from a fledging nation to the world's superpower, we should applaud the extraordinary contributions of numerous founders. One of them whose accomplishments are often overlooked is John Adams. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin ...

Posted on 2 July 2015 Keep Reading...

A Busy Day in Harrisburg

Prior to the June 30th end of the state fiscal year, the Pennsylvania Senate passed a $33 billion budget; that is an increase of $1 billion over last year's budget. Despite claims that the budget underfunds education, this year's budget increases education spending by nearly $500 million to ...

Posted on 1 July 2015 Keep Reading...

PA Pro-Life Federation News

Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation July 1, 2015


Watch Women, Children Respond
to Concept of Abortion

By Micaiah Bilger, Education Director
lifelines@paprolife.org

Last week, I watched two new videos about people ...

Posted on 1 July 2015 Keep Reading...

What Would Great-Great Granddaddy Think?

By Dr. Paul C. Kemeny and Dr. Gillis J. Harp

Recently, while waiting in line at a store in Grove City, Pennsylvania, we saw a young man several customers in front of us wearing a sweatshirt with the Confederate battle flag on its back and a caption that read, ...

Posted on 30 June 2015 Keep Reading...

A New 'Team of Rivals'

Once again this week the field of contenders for the 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination continued to grow. There is great diversity in what is shaping up to be a historically large field of would-be presidents. Diverse not just by gender, race and ethnicity, but collectively the candidates ...

Posted on 30 June 2015 Keep Reading...

Fair Trade or Free Trade?

As a matter of priorities, the Berks County Patriots (BCP) Legislative Committee focuses on state issues, realizing to invest time debating national issues is like being the preverbal fly on the elephant's petute. Of course, being politically neutral we could also say the donkey's petute. But one ...

Posted on 30 June 2015 Keep Reading...

PSATS Applauds DePasquale Municipal Pension Task Force

-- On Tuesday, June 30, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released a report, "Pennsylvania's Municipal Pension Challenges," which included a number of recommendations for reforming the current system.
-- The following statement is from David M. Sanko, executive director of the ...

Posted on 30 June 2015 Keep Reading...

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