Blogs

Oct 12, 2007

The Health Care Crisis

You may remember two months ago that we had a major battle over the state budget, with some of us warning that despite the governor’s assurances, it was dangerously out of balance....

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Tom McClintock
Oct 10, 2007

From Many, One

Let us begin by recognizing the unique foundation of the American Republic. Our country was built on immigration. We are a nation of immigrants. We have founded that nation upon a concept enshrined in our nation’s motto, E Pluribus Unum:...

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Tom McClintock
Sep 11, 2006

They Awakened the Camp

The legendary courage and resolve of American citizens hasn’t changed. On September 11th, the heroes of Flight 93 took their place in American history alongside the heroes of Pearl Harbor. Their message was the same: that there is a moral imperat...

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Tom McClintock
Jan 24, 2006

Principles of Sound Transportation Finance

I have often lamented the tragedy that befell our state in 1974 with the election of Gov. Jerry Brown and the introduction of a radical and retrograde ideology. He called it his “era of limits.”...

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Tom McClintock
Jul 02, 2002

Freedom and Firearms

They believed, and formed a government based upon the belief, that each of us is endowed by our creator with certain rights that cannot be alienated, and that governments are instituted to protect those rights. This view is proclaimed in the Declara...

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Tom McClintock
Jan 24, 2001

Highway Taxes for Highways

Throughout the first three-quarters of the 20th Century, policymakers understood the simplicity, the efficiency and the necessity of the individualized transportation system made possible by the automobile....

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Tom McClintock
Nov 20, 1998

Diamonds Aren’t Forever

Why? “To increase the capacity, of course,” said one CHP official, who sounded somewhat incredulous at the question....

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Tom McClintock