Being “pro-business” is a nice talking point for politicians— but often that’s all it is: A talking point. The truth is, the term doesn’t actually mean much in today’s political climate. Certainly, it looks good on campaign flyers, and sounds good in 30 second radio spots—however, businesses aren’t some monolithic demographic with universally recognized values. In fact, the … [Read more...] about Beware of Supposedly ‘Pro-Business’ Politicians
At what point do government mandates become so absurd and arbitrary, that it is socially acceptable to start ignoring them outright? Well, if governors keep acting the way they have throughout the coronavirus crisis, we might soon find out. From the beginning, the response to the pandemic has been a dramatic demonstration of just how capricious and arrogant politicians can … [Read more...] about Which ‘Emergency Orders’ Should We Just Start Ignoring?
“Whereas, Section 9 of Article V of the Constitution of the State of Nevada provides that, ‘[T]he Governor may, on extraordinary occasions, convene the Legislature by Proclamation and shall state to both houses, when organized, the business for which they have been specially convened;’ … Now therefore, I, Steve Sisolak, Governor of the State of Nevada … do hereby convene the … [Read more...] about Nothing Special Here
The governor’s willingness to embrace near-dictatorial powers during a state of emergency isn’t the only instance where a blatant disregard for separation-of-powers doctrine is doing damage to Nevada’s democratic system of government. As it turns out, the legislature has also long demonstrated flagrant contempt for the concept of three co-equal branches of government—a core … [Read more...] about The Nevada Legislature Also Has a Problem
Nevada’s political demographics are changing, and the resulting “blue wave” has started to lead many conservatives, libertarians and free market advocates to begin entertaining the idea of fleeing the state. ‘Get out before Nevada becomes California,’ seems to be the general mentality. I’s a tempting notion. After all, in recent years there’s been something of an exodus of … [Read more...] about Big Government Can’t Be Outrun
Merriam-Webster’s defines integrity as “a firm adherence to a code of moral values (incorruptibility).” Words related to integrity are: character, decency, goodness, honesty, morality, righteousness, uprightness, and virtue. Opposites include evildoing, immorality, sin, villainy, and wickedness. Whether you are Liberal or Conservative, I would like to ask you if you feel our … [Read more...] about Integrity in Government: An Endangered Species
Nevada has traditionally been a Mecca for small to medium sized businesses rather than a Mecca for Fortune 500 companies and, as the economy turns toward recovery, that traditional economic base should play an important role. Recovery from this recession will happen through small businesses and entrepreneurs who are ready, able and willing to start up new companies in Nevada. … [Read more...] about What Can the Government Do for You?: Helping Business Thrive in Nevada