NJ’s motto “Liberty & Prosperity” has special meaning to those who grew up in Atlantic City.
July 4, 2014

Growing up in Atlantic City, our parents, grandparents, teachers and neighbors told us the stories they heard about Atlantic City when they were young.   They often spoke of how wonderful it was when people had so much freedom and opportunity.   Years later, we personally saw our city destroyed as all levels of government got even bigger and more expensive, […]

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July 20, 2014

Rick Ackerman, a well-known Colorado financial analyst who graduated Atlantic City High School in 1967 was back in Margate last night for a special class reunion at the Log Cabin.  He talked about some of  his views posted at www.rickackerman.com.   We are not financial experts, give no opinion, and make no endorsement on any of his financial advice […]

We locals know the idea is ridiculous.  Cruise ships are too big, our Inlet is too small, and the ocean around us is too rough, shallow, unpredictable and dangerous. But most locals also knew the Revel Casino, the rodeo,  the baseball stadium, the  hundred million dollar Boardwalk Hall were ridiculous. In the real world of […]

Because roughly 83,000 documents are filed each year, the new tax would have collected $250,000 per year.   Under state law, a “Homeless Prevention Task Force” consisting of homeless or formerly homeless individuals and organizations advocating for the homeless would have decided how to spend the money.   6 Republicans voted “No”. Both Democrats voted […]

Let’s talk about our Declaration of Independence this July 4. During our last Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln inspired our nation by reminding us that our nation was “conceived in liberty” on July 4, 1776. On that day, our Declaration of Independence held these truths to be “self-evident”. “We are all created equal.   We are […]

Parents, teachers, and students have every right to be angry with the Egg Harbor Township public schools.   Their best students will no longer be taught advanced skills in mathematics and other important subjects needed to invent, create, think, and succeed on their own. Several hundred parents and teachers signed petitions and attended meetings of the […]

Atlantic County, Republican Freeholders Alex Marino and John Risley support a new tax proposed by the 2  Democrats on the 9 member board that would add $3 to the cost of  every document filed with the County Clerk.   They say the money is needed to help the “homeless” even though the county is already spending $2.6 million […]

There are 7 Republicans and 2 Democrats on the Atlantic County Board of Freeholders.   But last week, three of those Republicans (Alex Marino, Will Pauls, and John Risley) voted with both Democrats to propose a new county tax. It will add $3 to the cost of recording every deed, home equity loan, certificate to open […]

(Cross-Posted from - http://newjersey.watchdog.org/2014/04/21/christie-pension-abuse/ ) GOV. CHRISTIE’S CREW HELPS EX-LEGISLATOR DOUBLE HIS PENSION Investigative Report by Mark Lagerkvist Posted on April 21, 2014  Larry Chatzidakis needed a favor from Gov. Chris Christie’s administration. Nearing his 62nd birthday, the former New Jersey assemblyman had never held a full-time public job. Based on his 11 years as a legislator plus other […]

Everyone believes alternative energies are the answer to all our power problems, with wind power leading the way. The truth is: Wind power is unsustainable and a total waste of resources. Continue reading...

Fox News reports, “at least 100 dioceses–out of 195 in the United States–embrace some part of Common Core.”    The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is an example of one Diocese that has adopted the Common Core standards.   Fox News reports, “A ‘FAQ’ sheet circulated there assures worshippers that ‘as a set of instructional standards, the […]

Our seventh liberty principle is, Allow parents to apply their share of state public education money to the schools they choose for the education of their children The NJEA Teachers’ Union is arguably the most powerful special interest group in New Jersey.   They have resisted efforts to bring vouchers, opportunity scholarships, tax credits for […]

In Wichita, KS, a labor union tried to use public intimidation to force a car dealership to succumb to their demands. The Subaru dealership of Wichita, KS did not cave in to the union demands, after the union started a public protest that included posting a large banner sign in front of the dealership on a main road. Continue reading...