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John Fockler

Come Ye Thankful People

This will be my 64th Thanksgiving, and I cannot recall a single previous one which presented such a challenge to find reasons to be thankful.  I mean, c’mon, really?  The elephant in the room is the Covid-19 pandemic.  A fairly small but vocal minority will tell you that no such thing exists, and that the …

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“The Most Important Election of Our Lifetimes”

We’ve all heard it. And heard it. And heard it! “This is the most important election of our lifetimes!” If we don’t vote out the incumbent, we’ll have fascism, and rigged elections – or even no elections – and children will be begging for their food in workhouses, like in Oliver Twist. Or, if we don’t re-elect the incumbent, …

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Nanna Chosen Libertarian Region 3 Representative

ORLANDO, July 11 Libertarian Party activist Dustin Nanna, of Delaware, OH, was elected Region 3 Representative on the Libertarian National Committee at a caucus of the region’s delegates to the ongoing Libertarian National Convention in Orlando yesterday. The caucus included both delegates physically present in Orlando and delegates participating online, a special one-time concession made on …

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GOVERNOR INSTITUTES NEW BORDER PATROL

(COLUMBUS, April 13) In furtherance of his executive order requiring liquor sellers in the six Ohio counties adjacent to Pennsylvania to require Ohio-issued IDs from all customers, Gov. Mike DeWine issued another order creating the Ohio Border Patrol. The Patrol will be charged with monitoring the state line between Ohio and Pennsylvania and arresting anyone …

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Separation of Unemployment Compensation and State

The current COVID-19 crisis, which to date has suspended more than 10 million jobs across the country, has revealed a structural weakness in the so-called social safety net. This has to do with the state-run unemployment compensation system. In Ohio, as in many states, unemployment compensation is handled by a state-run monopoly. Employers and employees …

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