Tuesday, June 30, 2015

John W. Whitehead: Emergence Of Orwellian Newspeak

And the death of free speech.   In totalitarian regimes—a.k.a. police states—where conformity and compliance are enforced at the end of a loaded gun, the government dictates what words can and cannot be used. In countries where the police state hides behind a benevolent mask and disguises itself as tolerance, the citizens censor themselves,     ... MORE

Wesley Pruden: Ethnic Ceansing Of The American South

The South is the new China.   Southerners, like the Chinese, revere the past, worship their ancestors (and their flags), and eat a lot of rice. William Faulkner observed that the past is not dead, because it is not even past. He applied that sentiment only to Southerners, but if he had been among us over the past fortnight he would have revised it to   ... MORE

VIDEO: John Stossel - The Right Way To Disobey

Walter E Williams: Constitutional Ignorance And Dereliction

It's about preserving liberty.     The nation's demagogues and constitutionally ignorant are using the Charleston, South Carolina, AME church shooting to attack the Second Amendment's "right of the people to keep and bear Arms." A couple of years ago, President Barack Obama said, "I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that    ... MORE

Political Correctness On Parade: Walmart Store Bakes Man An ISIS Cake After Refusing To Ice Confederate Flag Design

by Sophie Jane Evans.  Walmart has been forced to apologize after it apparently agreed to bake an ISIS-themed cake for a Louisiana customer - just a day after refusing to create a Confederate battle flag cake for him. Chuck Netzhammer submitted a request for a cake featuring a photo of the Confederate flag, with the slogan 'Heritage Not Hate' printed  ... MORE

VIDEO: What Makes America Different?

The Case For Allowing U.S. Crude Oil Exports

by Blake Clayton.     Federal lawmakers should overturn the ban on exporting crude oil produced in the United States. As recently as half a decade ago, oil companies had no interest in exporting U.S. crude oil, but that has changed. Oil production has grown more in the United States over the past five years than anywhere else in the world, even as     ... MORE

Avik Roy: Obamacare Not Necessarily 'Here To Stay'

The 2016 election will be the last word.   Yesterday, the Supreme Court sided with the Obama administration in the King v. Burwell Obamacare case. In a statement after the decision, President Obama declared that his signature health law is “here to stay.” But in his remarks, the President knowingly ignored the key concept in the case:    ... MORE

Monday, June 29, 2015

Nullification Is The Answer To Obama/SCOTUS Lawlessness

by Steve Williams.   The dictates of politicians in robes. At least three jaw-droppingly unconstitutional decisions have been rendered in the past two days by The Supreme Court of the United States. Obamacare, which forces Americans to buy a (very crappy) product or be financially penalized, was "re-written"(that is, childishly rationalized) for   ... MORE

Enough With the Outrage Police: Free Speech Matters

by Ed Feulner.     Americans take justifiable pride in their right to free speech. People may be muzzled by their government in places such as Cuba and North Korea, but not here. You can say what’s on your mind without fear of prosecution. But can you do so without fear of persecution? More and more, it seems, the answer is no. Say the “wrong” thing ... MORE

VIDEO: Eric Hoffer - Tyranny Of The Intellectuals

Jacob Sullum: Shona Banda Faces Decades in Prison Because Her Son Questioned Anti-Pot Propaganda

Childs comments may lead to prison for mom.   In Live Free or Die, a 2010 memoir recounting how cannabis oil saved her life, Shona Banda emphasizes the importance of "self-taught knowledge," acquired by constantly asking questions and "looking at all of the angles of any information given." Her son may have learned that lesson too  ... MORE

Public Servants At Work: 2 Parents Weren't Sure How Their Little Girl Fractured Her Leg, So CPS Took Their Children

by Lenore Skenazy.   Yet another heart-wrenching state-sanctioned kidnapping. Here’s another horrifying case from the Family Defense Center in Chicago. A baby’s fractured leg convinced the Department of Child and Family Services that she had been abused, despite the fact that fractures like hers are common in kids, and there was absolutely no other  ... MORE

VIDEO: Not The Confederate Flag

'It's All About The Money:' Iraq War Veteran Ends Up Homeless After $25 Traffic Ticket Spirals To $4,000

by Charlene Adams.      California's money-making citation scheme. Critics are calling California's traffic citation system a money-making scam that targets the poor and places inappropriate fees on basic penalties from a citation. Four million California residents -- nearly 20 percent of the state's adult population -- currently have a suspended license   ... MORE

Raisins, The Supreme Court, And Food Freedom

by Baylen Linnekin.   High Court enforces Fifth Amendment! This was, to put it mildly, a big week for legal news. Given the decisions on Obamacare and gay marriage that were handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court during the latter half of the week, it would be easy to forget that the week started off with a key Supreme Court decision striking   ... MORE

Friday, June 26, 2015

How Protecting Hatred Preserves Freedom

by Andrew Napolitano.  Let's start with the proposition that hatred of persons is a profound disorder, and it is no doubt motivated by far deeper errors of thought and judgment than admiration for a flag. I recognize that to some in our society, the Confederate flag represents resistance to federal authority enforced by military aggression; while to      ... MORE