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I like this guy more every time he opens his mouth. Clips from his interview with Jay Leno:
Part 1 (the video has been removed from YouTube)
Part 2 (the video has been removed from YouTube)

Also, Fred’s response to HillaryCare

A Vision of HillaryCare

By Nate LaClaire —  September 27, 2007

The Telegraph (a British news publication) offers a wonderful example of what we have to look forward to in the US if Hillary Clinton gets her way:

“I want to warn other smokers. We have paid our National Insurance stamps all our lives and now we are being shut out of the NHS.”

See the full story, Smoker refused operation on broken ankle, for full details. I’m not a fan of smoking, but what happens when the government decides that web developers are less likely to heal following surgery? With all of the bad habits out there, a national health plan could cost the taxpayers billions of dollars without ever paying a cent.

Dave Ramsey on Socialism in America

By Nate LaClaire —  September 23, 2007

In this radio clip from July 2007, Dave takes on socialism in America, promotes the flat tax, explains why he calls himself a “sanctified capitalist,” and tells us how to protect ourselves from socialism. I heard this clip on the radio and am excited that it’s been made available online. Good stuff!

An interesting view of Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney’s decision to give state police the task of arresting illegal immigrants from Thomas Keown, the director of media relations for the Irish Immigration Center in Boston:

…beyond immigration it is the purely law enforcement angle that shows most clearly the danger of state police enforcing immigration law. Effective community policing depends on effective partnerships. Police departments have worked hard to build trust between them and the communities they protect. This new duty would shatter the relationships so painstakingly pieced together by making immigrants – legal and undocumented – fearful of a force that benefits from their backing.

News will sweep through the immigrant community that any contact with police carries the risk of deportation. Immigrants will be deterred from reporting crimes they have been victims of, been a witness to or even just from flagging suspicious behavior. Safety in your neighborhood depends on police being able to do their job, and we should be encouraging, not discouraging, your neighbors to co-operate with them.

Source: BostonHerald.com – Opinion & Editorial: Immigration enforcement is for feds

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