Each of us has a natural right - from God - to defend his person, his liberty and his property. These are the three basic requirements of life, and the preservation of any one of them is completely dependent upon the preservation of the other two.
--Frederic Bastiat, The Law
It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.
Rep. Bill Flores has authored a bill that would take the money dedicated for the Obamaphone program (yes it's been around for years and expanded under Reagan, Bush and others) and re-direct that money to Defense and FAA operations.
Sounds like a good idea, right? Maybe. That money comes from you and me. We pay the tax, the Universal Service Fund/Charge, on our phone bills. I'm all for defunding the government subsidized phone program. But do it by getting rid of the tax - not by moving the money elsewhere.
Here was the Obamaphone line in Waco back in January. Thanks to a listener for taking this picture.