"No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions." --Thomas Jefferson to John Tyler, 1804.

A blogger’s call for a Simpson primary

The conservative Adam’s Blog (Adam Graham) caught some attention with this take: “I would hope that at some point a true Conservative would challenge Simpson in the primary. Maybe they wouldn’t win, but a significant showing might make Congressman Simpson more circumspect.”

About? Essentially, about spending (and prompted by a Club For Growth report on federal spending; Idaho’s other House member, Bill Sali, gets a much more favorable rating in the report than Simpson; Sali was a CFG-backed candidate last year). Graham writes: “Doubtless some Republicans will feel me disloyal to the party in making these comments. Well, Congressman Simpson has been disloyal to me as his constituent in wasting my taxpayer dollars and refusing to reign in spending. Congressman Simpson is part of a bi-partisan group leading our country to fiscal catastrophe, taking my hard-earned money and spending it on nonsense. This is an issue that’s too important to shut up about and play nice.”

Will others pick up the standard?

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