Green mandates would devastate economy

Freedom New Mexico President-elect Barack Obama’s new environmental team may bode ill — trillions of dollars of ill — if they are true to their green colors and implement administratively what even the Democratic-controlled Congress has refused to do legislatively, all in the name of saving America from global warming. Congress, which is restrained at […]

Mandates not proper solution for health care

Freedom New Mexico As election time nears, the presidential candidates move toward the political center. This can make the differences between Barack Obama and John McCain seem smaller. But on one issue — health care — the contrasts are stark and indicate the difference between the two candidates: Obama is all about mandates while McCain […]

Biofuel policies worsen growing food crisis

Freedom New Mexico The United States, Europe, and some Latin American countries did not do themselves proud in the face of a very real world food crisis at the U.N. food summit meeting in Rome last week. Food commodity prices have doubled over the last couple of years and the World Bank says an additional […]

Mandated biofuel production will drain resources

By Freedom New Mexico It is difficult to overestimate the sheer wrongheadedness of the energy bill Congress passed and the president signed Wednesday. Even if it were a good idea for government to mandate what kind of energy should be used and how, this bill includes obvious missteps and mistakes that will cost taxpayers and […]

Board members lament lack of control

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer As more and more mandates are handed down from the state and federal government, eastern New Mexico school board members feel more and more inert. “We used to make decisions. Now we just rubber-stamp,” said a frustrated Rex Rush, vice president of the Melrose school board. “We don’t have […]

ID Act will punish law-abiding citizens most

Freedom Newspapers Is it over-dramatizing to say that the historic and chilling command, “Achtung! Your papers, please!” could find a modern-day American equivalent if the federal Real ID Act becomes law? Maybe so, but that danger and fear does come to mind as Congress moves forward with the Real ID Act. The bill mandates that […]