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Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 17, 2013
Absolute Rights has published the most recent semiweekly Newsletter with collected articles on the latest topics making headlines across the country. The Newsletter brings these featured articles to readers’ inboxes and highlights the best online pieces from the site.
The main article comes from contributor Michael R. Shannon, who investigates the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government, an umbrella organization that seems to be sucking up tax dollars for arguably menial tasks.
“Currently the county pays almost $300,000 in annual dues to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government. There are 22 governing bodies that participate and the organization is supposed to have a unified voice on area matters that include police, fire, transportation, homeland security, growth planning and environmental concerns. There is probably a similar organization near where you live,” wrote Shannon.
“These area umbrella organizations (there’s an apt metaphor: taxpayers get soaked while the organization employees are high and dry) only serve as resume builders for politicians who are eager to move up the electoral ladder and “showing leadership” on a regional basis looks impressive to gullible reporters,” continued Shannon. “COG only serves to increase the size of government and the busybodies it enables.”
The next Newsletter article asks “So You Want to Be a Politician?” Written by Grady Kerr, the article examines the way politicians are scrutinized and monitored, and shares details of how this has ruined political races and personas in the recent past.
“Aside from not being able to please everybody and the constant pressure and stress, there's one aspect that really ruins it for most. It is the never blinking eyes of the world,” wrote Kerr. “Everything politicians do, say or even type is examined, re-examined, interpreted and misinterpreted. Amazingly, we still have people who want the job.”
“This doesn't sound very serious unless you can comprehend that social networks now consist of 1.06 billion active monthly users. Facebook has become a wonderful source of personal information for those who wish us harm,” said the article.
The last article comes from contributor Brent Dickerson, and highlights the idea of America as a Shining City on the Hill, first referenced by John Winthrop and used by Ronald Reagan as his go-to theme for much of his Presidency.
“Where is this Shining City today? Has it become a tarnished and dull Hooverville? Unfortunately, I have to say that we are well on the tracks to just that. America no longer stands as a beacon of light for the world to strive for. We are no longer the ray of hope our founders sought to create,” Dickerson wrote.
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