True Nature of Obamacare Beginning to Hit Home

Despite the best efforts of the Obama administration, the majority of Americans have figured out by now that Obamacare is a ruse. Through speeches and media reports the Administration continues to give the appearance that they have developed a vibrant and efficient health insurance marketplace, but fewer and fewer are buying the lie.  An April 14th Rasumussen poll found that 58% of voters now view the health care law unfavorably, up from 52% in […]

Will Ohio’s Political Speech Laws Hold Up In Court?

On Tuesday morning, April 22nd, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments concerning whether or not the Ohio Elections Commission violates the free speech of Ohioans. On the surface, the OEC often acts on behalf of political incumbents and well-financed campaigns to shut down political rivals and dissenters.

On behalf of Ohio’s citizens, The 1851 Center For Constitutional Law has filed an amicus brief maintaining that the Ohio political class uses the electoral […]

Big Macs, Late Night Movies Readily Available; Health Insurance Is Not

It may be hard for some Americans to wrap their minds around it.  I’m talking about those of us who appreciate the convenience and the myriad of choices available to consumers in a free market economy.  But, in a country where you can buy a Big Mac 24 hours a day and download a movie off Netflix at 2 A.M., you cannot buy health insurance for the next eight months — an odd conundrum  […]

When It Comes to Obamacare Social Policy Trumps Health Care & Constitutional Rights

Obamacare is not as much about health care policy as it is about social policy.  The massive wealth redistribution accomplished through the ACA’s many taxes, fees, fines, subsidies, and tax credits which reward some while punishing others is just one example of this point.  Another example is the requirement for businesses to offer contraception and abortion-inducing drugs through employer sponsored health insurance plans regardless of the religious beliefs of the employer.

The Weekly Standard reveals […]

FreedomWorks Endorses Matt Lynch over Republican Incumbent Dave Joyce

The room was full of northeast Ohio tea party members when Adam Brandon, Executive Director of FreedomWorks for America, announced the endorsement of Matt Lynch for U.S. Congress in Ohio’s 14th district.  Lynch will face-off against incumbent Republican Representative Dave Joyce in the May 6th primary.

Supporters cheered and waved signs when the endorsement was announced making it clear that Matt Lynch has considerable grassroots backing which, if translated into a strong ground game, may mean […]

Private Student Data Transferred to PearsonAccess in Preparation of Common Core Field Tests

PARCC and PearsonAccess have requested the following student data in preparation of their Ohio field testing this spring:

Student’s State Student Identifier Code
Student’s Legal Name
Birth Date (optional)
Gender
Race
Type of Disability
Disability Accommodations (optional)
Gifted Status
Free Lunch Qualifier (i.e. pays full price, receives reduced price, or receives free meal)

The field tests will take place March 24 – April 11 and May 5 – June 6.

To determine if your school district is participating in the PARCC field testing, see listing […]

ORP Retaliates Against State Reps Who Stand Up for Limited Government

OLC members spent a significant amount of time in 2013 meeting with their Republican state reps and state senators about Medicaid expansion – discussing the many pitfalls in the policy and urging their representatives to oppose it.  Most OLC members came away from these meetings frustrated with their representatives’ unwillingness to take a public position on the issue.  We heard a lot of evasive responses – talk of a hybrid public/private plan, talk of Medicaid […]

Ohio’s Common Core Opposition Has Its Pacifier – HB 181

A primary concern of Common Core opponents is the collection of private student information in a statewide longitudinal database and the sharing of the data between local, state, and federal governments as well as with hired contractors of these agencies.  To allay concerns expressed by many Ohioans over this unprecedented access to student performance and demographic data, Representative Andrew Brenner introduced and the Ohio House passed HB 181, the Student Data Accountability Act.  After […]

Washington County Commissioners Trim Bureaucracy to Save Taxpayer Dollars

Media Trackers reports on the activities of Washington County Commissioners Ron Feather and David White both of whom were elected to office in 2012 by conservatives.  The two men have been working to put the county’s finances in order after the previous commissioners had allowed the county’s deficit to ballon to almost $1.5 million.

As part of their cost-cutting activities, Commissioners Feather and White have decided not to reappoint County Administrator Paul Cunningham as they […]

Please come: Rally at Governor Kasich’s State of the State Address

Governor Kasich will give his annual “State of the State” address in Medina, Ohio this Monday.  Members of the Portage County Tea Party have organized a rally outside the event to let the governor know how they feel about his pro big government policies:

Implementing Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion
Cementing federal control of our schools through Common Core
Proposing a fracking tax
Instituting a phony income tax cut by raising the sales tax
Using taxpayer dollars to subsidize business with […]

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