Friday, November 21, 2014

A. Barton Hinkle: How Government Steals From Citizens

From civil asset forfeiture to eminent domain.   “Government,” as Barney Frank and other progressives are fond of saying, “is just another word for things we choose to do together.” Like rob people blind. Sometimes the together-doing is highway robbery in the most literal sense — as when police departments seize cash from motorists  ... MORE

Democrats Move Gun Confiscation Underground

by Katie Kieffer.  Fear of sunlight and guns is leading Democrats to turn nocturnal. Bats, mice, skunks and other nocturnal creatures are most active between sunset and sunrise. Nocturnal creatures do not “choose” to avoid sunlight anymore than fish “choose” to avoid dry land; it is instinctual, healthy and normal for nocturnal creatures to work   ... MORE

VIDEO: Thomas Sowell - Society As A Metaphor

Seth Mandel: What Jonathan Gruber Didn’t Say

Hired solely to mislead the people.    Despite the unmasking of ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber as a dishonest advisor hired by the Obama administration to mislead the public about the law, far too many commentators have still let Gruber set the terms of the debate about the lies used to pass ObamaCare. For example, an actual discussion  ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Racial Quota Punishment

Enabling bad behavior solves nothing.    If anyone still has any doubt about the utter cynicism of the Obama administration, a recent agreement between the federal government and the Minneapolis Public Schools should open their eyes. Under the Obama administration, both the Department of Education and the Department of Justice    ...  MORE

VIDEO: Democrats Lie About Immigration Under Reagan

Miami Police Assault And Arrest Woman for No Reason, Leave Her Cuffed and Naked in Public for 30 Minutes

by John Vibes.  Candice Padavick of South Florida is suing Miami Beach Police after she was wrongfully arrested, assaulted, and carried through the lobby of an apartment building by police while she was completely naked. According to court documents recently obtained by NBC, Padavick took a cab home one night several months ago and was unable   ...  MORE

Police Power Is The Foundation Of The State

by Bob Livingston.     "Government is not reason: it is force. Like fire, it’s a dangerous servant and a fearful master…” — George Washington. If there are two words in the English language that we need to understand, they are the words “police power.” Government is police power. Government by definition, by nature, by history and by practical  ... MORE

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Exhibit A: The Government Is Not Us

If You Like Your Freedom, You Can Keep Your Freedom

Under Obama, U.S. freedom ranking slips below France.    A new study shows shows that citizens of France now feel that they enjoy more personal freedom… Americans’ assessments of their personal freedom have significantly declined under President Obama, according to a new study from the Legatum Institute in London, and the      ... MORE

If You Like Your Internet, You Can Keep Your Internet

What Comcast and Time Warner paid Obama to do.        The principle of net neutrality is easy to understand and support; to treat the delivery all data equally. This has been the status quo. Works great. Few oppose that, but supporting the principle of net neutrality is not the same thing as supporting the government's plan to enforce that   ... MORE

VIDEO: Undercover Reporting

‘We All Knew’ Obama was Lying About Obamacare

by Matthew Burke.  The supporters of Obamacare knew they had to lie. In what should be considered a shameful admission, Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand admitted on ABC’s This Week that all democrats knew that Obama was lying when he fraudulently repeated over 30 times that, “If you like your insurance plan, you can keep it, period.” When  ... MORE

John Stossel: Control Freaks Want To Run Your Life

They call themselves public servants.     But whether student council president, environmental bureaucrat or member of Congress, most believe they know how to run your life better than you do. I admit I was once guilty of this kind of thinking. As a young consumer reporter, I researched what doctors said was bad for us and what products  ... MORE

VIDEO: The Economics Of WALL-E

Why Ending FEMA Will Improve Disaster Response

by Chris Edwards.  Under the U.S. Constitution, the powers delegated to the federal government are “few and defined,” as James Madison noted in Federalist 45, while the powers of the states “will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people.” That decentralized    ... MORE

Children Suspended for Pretending to Smoke Candy

by Lenore Skenazy.  California school district considers candy a drug. At least three New Mexico middle school students have been suspended for 10 days for inappropriately consuming Smarties. No, that's not code for some hip new drug; we are talking about the sweet-and-sour candies sold in a roll and given out to unlucky kids on Halloween. The    ... MORE

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Joe Sobran: Does The World Need More Democracy?

Or does it need more freedom?    During turbulent times like the present, Americans make fervent appeals to “democracy,” which they equate with freedom. President Bush is eager to impose democracy on Iraq and other countries whose governments he disapproves of. Woodrow Wilson only wanted to “make the world safe for democracy”     ... MORE

Government Propaganda Starts In Second Grade

Lies our government tell us in school.   Apparently according to a homework sheet being given to our 2nd graders in this country about how to be good citizens, the government gives us our rights. Did you know that? This is what eight-year-old kids are being taught in this country. Wait, did I say taught? I meant being indoctrinated to blindly ... MORE

Another Rude ObamaCare Surprise: The Bite Of Penalties

by Rick Newman.      Taxes are bad enough when you know they’re coming—and much worse when they arrive unexpectedly. As the Affordable Care Act enters its second year of operability, a key and controversial element of the plan will begin to affect several million Americans for the first time. People who didn’t have health    ... MORE

Ohio Cops Kill Mentally Disabled Woman in Front of Family

by Marie Dennis.    A Cleveland Ohio woman was pronounced dead 2 hours after being assaulted by Cleveland cops outside her family’s home. Counter Current News reported that during an argument, Tenesha Anderson’s family contacted police after being unable to calm the bi-polar and schizophrenic woman down. After initially agreeing   ... MORE