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Do NOT Vote for Jerry Walker

Normally I tell people who I support and encourage them to make their own choices on voting but, when it comes to the upcoming election for the Maricopa County Community Colleges District (MCCCD) Governing Board, all I can say is DO NOT VOTE FOR JERRY WALKER!!!!!  This is the first time that I've ever taken a stance where anybody is better than a specific person but this time I have to.

I have yet to hear a single positive thing about him or his actions on the Governing Board.  While in office he has:

Berated students for their political viewsMade several offensive commentsSupported policies that could have lost MCCCD their accreditation (meaning that any degree from MCCCD would be worthless and no credits would transfer to any other university)You can find even more at the Arizona Republic.  Unless everything that I've heard about him is wrong, he is an embarrassment to MCCCD and an embarrassment to good conservatives everywhere.
On the other hand, I've heard good things ab…

Who Can We Trust: Business or Government?

I was reading an article today that asked how much freedom we're willing to trade for Google convenience.  That, in and of itself wasn't a big deal (although and interesting question), however, in the comments a poster made a very interesting observation:

This idea that government is benevolent and business inherently evil is one of the most destructively successful pieces of government propaganda in recent history.
Well that made me stop and think.

So, is the poster correct?  Let's look at politics.  What are some of the "evils" we hear about a lot in campaigns and from our elected representatives?  How about "Big Oil", "Big Healthcare", "Big Insurance", etc.  The assumption seems to be that any large company and/or industry is inherently evil.  And who will protect us from those huge, evil companies?  Why our benevolent, helpful government of course!

This is the liberal slant you usually hear from the left.  It doesn't help that…

Obama Surprises on Immigration

The rhetoric going around is that President Obama is lax on immigration and very pro amnesty. That's what I always thought anyway. It seems, though, that I may have misjudged him.
The New York Times just ran an article about what the Obama Administration is doing with regards to immigration enforcement. I must say that I'm impressed. It's not the high profile raids on companies with illegals, it's low profile auditing. It doesn't sound very exciting but an auditor comes in, examines employee records and, if illegals are found, the company is fined and there is the possibility of legal action. The effect? The companies that get caught are firing all of their illegal employees and starting to verify new employees. Also, other companies are seeing the writing on the wall and starting to verify more strictly as well. The effect is that the US may very well be slowly becoming a dead end for illegal workers.
Here's how I see it working: As more and more compa…