government

We’ve bested tribal wisdom

The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that, “When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount ...

Speak out or lose voice

I know we have all seen the bumper sticker that states, “Love my country! But fear my government.” I hope that I never see on a Homeland Security vehicle a sticker that reads, ...

Let’s get past whining stage

When Adam got caught chomping the apple he blamed Eve for beguiling him, then doubled down and blamed God for sending him the woman in the first place. Eve blamed the snake. From t ...

A message of importance to citizens

During the late 1940s and the ’50s, one of the history textbooks said, “They will infiltrate into our government disguising themselves, as helpers, teachers, CEOs, etc. ... in ...

Collectively we will prevail

It’s pitiful when you have bullies in the government trying to balance the budget on the backs of the poor. They spent over a trillion dollars on war. Now they want to squeeze th ...

Reader will heed Huckabee warning

In November 2012, we will vote, in my opinion, on two fundamental issues. No. 1: How much entitlement do we Americans want? How much can we afford, or are we willing to pay for? No ...

Jim Ruffalo: Will US survive government’s spendthrift ways?

So tell me! How did we get into this mess? Not a day goes by that one governmental entity or another is reaching into our wallets and purses for another handful of our hard-earned. ...

Think before you try this

There are just too many zeros in trillions of dollars for anyone to understand so let’s simplify the numbers. The debt is over $14,000,000,000,000 trillions. Let’s make it look ...

Don’t blame government

As a sometime patron, I am sorry to see the (Velican’s) Ponderosa Bar and Grill close. I am equally sorry to see the owner, Bill Velican (Journal, June 12 and 13), try to put the ...

Private takeover cheaper for all

On June 16 (in the Journal) I read about school superintendents getting outrageous pay. Before that, I read about police chiefs, fire chiefs, etc. How can California afford this? ...

Drummed out of business

Velican’s Ponderosa has been in business for 50 years; it will cease operation on June 30. The actions and attitudes of an unfriendly government at all levels (federal, state and ...

Administration grows too big

I tend to agree with the direction of Mr. (Wally) Reemelin’s comments (Another View, Journal, Jan. 28.) Since the governor oversees all the counties of California, perhaps two-th ...

Death panels good for taxes

George Horan’s letter “Put government on a strict diet” (Reader Input, Dec. 22) elicits a response from me. I might agree with George or I might not, depending on what he m ...

Put government on strict diet

In 1787 the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia to address the shortcomings in the Articles of Confederation. The delegates knew that they would have to create some for ...

Auburn’s issues over breakfast

Auburn City Council candidates gave some background from their campaigns and spoke about some hot topics at a breakfast Friday. The Eggs & Issues Forum took place at 7:30 a.m. Fri ...