William Haupt III is a retired professional journalist, citizen legislator in California for 40 plus years, and author. He got his start working to approve prop 13.

Haupt’s Take: Will Obamacare ever go away?

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

By William Haupt III | Haupt’s Take “Socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the Socialized State.”  (Vladimir Lenin) The Social Transformation of American Medicine by sociologist Paul Starr depicts the rise of our sovereign medical profession and how it became such a vast enterprise. He claims the autonomy of our medical professionals has […]

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Haupt’s Take: When the going gets tough, the tough get going

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

By William Haupt III | Haupt’s Take “I got something to tell you, I got something to say. I’m gonna put this dream in motion, Never let nothing stand in my way. When the going gets tough, The tough get going.” (Billy Ocean) Most all of us have heard the 1985 song, When The Going […]

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Haupt’s Take: Trans-U.S. migration, a double-edged sword

By   /  March 13, 2017  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

By William Haupt III | Haupt’s Take “There’s noting wrong with being a loser, if your cause is just and your heart is your weapon.” (Paul Newlen) The expression “The South shall rise again” is one that everyone has heard. This is not only in the southern states but throughout the entire nation. It has […]

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Haupt’s Take: The people, the makers of law

By   /  March 7, 2017  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

Although we do not have direct democracy in our republic, we have it in over 50 percent of our states.

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Haupt’s Take: A renaissance of states’ rights

By   /  March 1, 2017  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

Unlike the 1980s era, most states are stuck on one side or the other of the red-blue ideological divide, pursuing predictable policies depending on which party controls the statehouse. Its time to set aside this ideology and recall what our founders believed.

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Haupt’s Take: The Electoral College, an enigma to the left

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

By William Haupt III | Haupt’s Take “Any farmer will tell you: The riper the fruit the sweeter the grapes. Nobody likes the taste of sour grapes: Especially the left when they lose an election.” (James Willely) Anyone who has visited a Banana Republic during election time will appreciate why we have an electoral college. […]

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