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John Tate
John Tate
President, Campaign for Liberty

In praise of Barack Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the continuing government shutdown during a news conference from the White House Briefing Room in Washington, October 8, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

On Thursday, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew gave his latest spin on the debt ceiling, appearing in front of the Senate Finance Committee to plead with members to raise it.

Internet sales taxes are no way to court younger voters

12:02 AM 07/17/2013

If the GOP is to regain majority party status, it must earn the loyalty of Internet-savvy young people, especially the young activists who fueled the “Ron Paul r3VOLution” and are continuing to make the liberty moment a major force in American politics. One issue these young voters care most about is keeping the Internet free of taxes and regulations.

Will the GOP circle the wagons or expand?

11:43 AM 04/08/2013

Party rules are often used to make disfavored people shut up and protect insiders’ power and money. Sadly, the Republican National Committee’s new rules, rammed through last August at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., do exactly that.

The National Internet Tax Mandate must be stopped

1:45 AM 02/15/2013

Next Valentine’s Day may be significantly more expensive for millions of Americans who purchase Valentine’s Day gifts for their significant others over the Internet, thanks to big-spending politicians in Washington and state capitals across the country. The first shot of the massacre was fired on Thursday, when Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) introduced the National Internet Tax Mandate Act, S. 336, legislation allowing state governments to force online retailers to moonlight as state tax collectors.

Getting America back on track

6:16 PM 04/25/2011

Spring break is that notorious time of year when students flock to exotic locales on their parents’ dime to escape reality and party with no concern for the consequences.

The Establishment Protection Act

10:32 AM 07/27/2010

The so-called DISCLOSE Act currently under consideration in the Senate is an affront to personal liberties protected under the First and Ninth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. This knee-jerk reaction to Citizens United v. FEC constitutes a clear and present danger not only to the expressly stated freedom of speech listed in the First Amendment, but to the reasonable expectation of privacy and freedom of association American citizens have held throughout this country’s proud history.