Category: Opinion

Why I Will Not Take Medicare Money

My reason for not accepting government money is a letter dated Feb 4, 1974, the year I graduated from medical school. My father, who owned a small contracting business, thumb-tacked it over his desk, to remind him not to bid on government jobs.

Gulags American-Style: Where People Disappear

How will you know that you’re living in a police state? When law enforcement authorities are empowered to stop and search anyone they deem to be “suspicious,” when citizens are being snatched up and made to disappear with no access to the legal system, and when it’s your own government that is operating secret prisons three steps removed from gulags—it’s a safe bet you’re under the auspices of an emerging totalitarian regime.

COAH Must Go

In the Home News Tribune of April, 11 former Assemblyman Rick Merkt (R-Morris) made a strong argument for the abolition of Council on Affordable Housing (COAH).

The Slippery Definition of Extremist

Americans are once again hearing of the perils of extremism. But the definition of this offense is slipperier than a politician’s campaign promise. The definition of extremism has continually been amended to permit government policies that few sober people previously advocated.