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obama promisesPresident Barack Obama flagrantly broke two explicit campaign promises last week, namely that he would promote more “openness” in government and end President Bush’s attempt to stage “trials” under unconstitutional “military commission” rules set up by the Military Commissions Act of 2006 (MCA).

National Service The nightmarish future of Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World is a world where people are bred for servitude to government and hypnotized by repetition for serving a totalitarian state with the three-word slogan “Community. Identity. Stability.” Community means “government,” and identity is only important in the context of service to that government. Every human is hypnotized from infancy with the words: “Every one works for every one else. We can’t do without any one.” Everyone was liable for service to the state, and that servitude was couched in terms that implied a phony voluntary, even charitable, eagerness.

ConstitutionOklahoma continues to lead the nation in Constitution-oriented legislation at the state level. The Tenth Amendment resolution introduced in the Oklahoma legislature last year by Rep. Charles Key has led to at least 30 states introducing similar Tenth Amendment resolutions so far this year. These amendments call for the restoration of the balance of power between state and federal governments in accordance with the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. At least 12 states, including Oklahoma, have already passed a Tenth Amendment resolution in one or both houses.

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Both the Environmental Protection Agency and the White House are issuing conflcting messages concerning greenhouse-gas emissions, and plans for regulating them, or not regulating them, in a bit of a back-and-forth flummox.

The 2010 fiscal budget proposal from the White House forecasts spending $3.9 trillion during the current fiscal year, as compared to $3.0 trillion last year, and it calls for spending $3.6 trillion in fiscal 2010. By comparison, the Obama administration's proposed cuts — which amount to around $17 billion thus far — are miniscule.

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