By James J. Baxter The City of Chicago has the well-deserved reputation of being a corrupt and ethically deficient enterprise. This reality is being reinforced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s campaign to drown the city in ticket cameras. The Wall Street Journal, in a limp-wristed article published April 14th, mentions that the city is already knocking […]
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By James Baxter, NMA President In the thin air atmosphere of appellate court deliberations it is sometimes difficult for we mere mortals to grasp the logic and rationale of great legal minds. That is unless we get back down in the mud of vested interests, obfuscation, and contorted self-serving reasoning.
By James Baxter, NMA President Rationality, Rule of Law, Equal Treatment, Limited Authority, and the Balance of Power between the branches of government are a sampling of the “rails” that guide our society’s actions. On occasion, often in response to a crisis, real or imagined, the society runs off these rails and the principles and […]
By James Baxter, NMA President A recent article in Slate Magazine by William Saletan was largely a hatchet job on one Rick Berman, who heads up a lobbying firm that represents all the “bad” industries and evil special interests. The specific target was Mr. Berman’s American Beverage Institute, a trade association comprised of chain and […]
In the Jan/Feb and Mar/Apr 1992 issues of the National Motorists Association News (a forerunner of Driving Freedoms), Jim Baxter wrote his account of the first ten years of the organization that was founded in 1982 to combat the restrictive 55 mph National Maximum Speed Limit. This will be a trip down memory lane for […]