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Posted on September 12 at 2:10 p.m.

Well said! Our Central Coast Republican Liberty Caucus also is against any intervention in Syria and has adopted a resolution asking Rep. Capps to vote against it.

On No U.S. Missiles into Syria

Posted on June 7 at 8:10 a.m.

Part of the punishment should be the requirement to pay back the victims monetarily. Instead of a two year prison term, how about two years of indentured servitude to people he stole from?

On Ponzi Schemer Pleads Guilty

Posted on October 3 at 10:32 a.m.

Great article Kevin, and timely too. Just in the past couple days three debate sponsors, including Philips and the YWCA, pulled out their funding because of concerns of the CPD being too partisan and not allowing third party candidates to debate. I applaud them for their decisions. This is the first time debate sponsors have pulled out of a national presidential debate since the CPD has been running them.

The third criteria of pulling 15% nation wide is ridiculous. Even if they were to lower it to 5%, you'd only get three candidates: Obama, Romney, and Johnson. Eliminating the third requirement or dropping it down to a lower threshold of 2-3% (like in the primary debates when Johnson was able to participate a couple times), would make more sense. As the two parties are becoming increasingly similar these days and voters are having a tougher time distinguishing them, third parties offer a fresh perspective. A third party candidate at these national debates would hold the other two party's feet to the fire, and force them to answer tough questions like on the War on Drugs, the NDAA, Federal Reserve, foreign policy, ect.

Just recently, the Free and Equal Elections Foundation announced that four candidates have confirmed their participation in the 2012 Presidential Debate at the University Club of Chicago on October 23: Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson. If you want a real debate, I encourage you to tune in to this one as real issues will be discussed, and candidates will actually give you straight forward answers.

On So-Called Debates

Posted on July 26 at 11:04 a.m.

Leave the government out of this. The free market can and will handle it. People can choose to vote with their money. If not enough people patronize the business, it will fail and leave town. Problem solved, and in a voluntary way.

On Chick-fil-A Coming to Santa Barbara

Posted on July 20 at 9:13 a.m.

What a waste of time and money. Our country needs to decriminalize drugs and move on. Stop hassling people for non-violent "crimes."

On Glen Mowrer III Sentenced to Probation

Posted on July 11 at 9:57 a.m.

It's an unfortunate state of affairs for district 24 voters when our choices include a progressive incumbent who voted for Obamacare and couldn't formulate an intelligent argument for it to save her life, and a back-stabbing RINO on the other side who made deals to raise taxes during a recession, while dodging taxes on his family business.

Maybe in 2014 voters will wise up.

On American Action Network Targets Lois Capps in Web Ad

Posted on October 6 at 11:06 a.m.

I think the real crime here was the hundreds of thousands of dollars of assets that were forfeited (*stolen*) from the Braun family. This practice of legalized theft should be ended as it creates a moral hazard for police departments to fund their budgets through lucrative drug busts.

The charges against him were also an affront to justice. The Brauns were just trying to make a living while working with the existing laws and offering a product the people wanted. The day when actual businesses (instead of non-profs) can sell marijuana is a day when humanity progresses.

On Legal Grey Area Clouds Pot Shop Case

Posted on August 11 at 8:12 a.m.

What a waste of money. These were peaceful people who were just trying to earn a living. The police essentially stole their property via corrupt asset forfeiture laws. Josh and Dayli were made political examples of by the Judge for conservatives in the area who wanted blood. The day when drugs are legalized will be a day in the right direction of this state and country. Less money will be wasted, the drug cartels will be shut down (less violence as a result), and people will have the freedom to own their bodies and not be persecuted for victimless crimes.

On Charges Reduced for Hortipharm Defendants

Posted on March 26 at 1:58 p.m.

Glad to see the SB Indy covering this and getting some good quotes from Troy and Penny, fellow meetup group members of mine. We're all about exposing the false left-right paradigm and bringing freedom to the people. These illegal wars need to stop before Washington is bankrupt.

On “Wake up Call” Rally and March

Posted on May 9 at 8:28 p.m.

Our county's pension fund is ONE BILLION DOLLARS short! This year's budget deficit is over forty million dollars. It doesn't make any sense to elect a man who has been closely working within the position the past 14 years and is responsible for this mess in the first place.

We need a fresh face and someone who is fiscally responsible, and that person is Greg Gandrud.

On Who Will Control the Cash?

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