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Showing posts with label Donald Trump. Show all posts

September 23, 2018


Trump's latest tariffs are about to hit you where it really hurts

fromBusinessInsider: For the first time, consumer goods are going to be directly hit by the new 10% duty, likely causing an immediate increase in prices for US shoppers.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

China's chilling 'social credit system' is straight out of dystopian sci-fi, and it's already switched on

fromScienceAlert: Coming to a tyranny near you?
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Meet the robot lawyer fighting fines, fees, and red tape

fromReason: DoNotPay is launching a "denial of service attack on the legal system to make it better."
Regulation Nation

State migration increasingly driven by taxes

fromReason: Tax competition between states is alive and well. Taxpayers in California, considered domestic livestock by the ruling class, must choose if living in a beautiful state is worth relentless exploitation.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Why electric vehicles are paper straw dumb

fromEricPetersAuto: Car companies no longer build cars for the market; they build them to satisfy the government.
Regulation Nation

Marine Le Pen furious after being ordered to undergo psychiatric tests

fromReason: The attack on free speech hits another level in France. Psychiatric test ordered in response to politically incorrect truth. Not even an allegation of falsehood. Coming to a police state near you?
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle      Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

September 21, 2018


2 hours in jail for cop who killed Botham Jean. 2 nights for people protesting His Death.

fromReason: The state serves and protects its own agents. The public, not so much. 
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process       Police State America        The Government is Not Us

FBI, DOJ plan redactions despite Trump’s document order

fromBloomberg: So where is Jeff Sessions in all of this? The little rat-faced tyrant is probably too busy spreading lies about medical cannabis to do his job. 
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process     The Government is Not Us

Walter E Williams: Reasoning about race

fromCreators: In ordinary, as well as professional, conversation, we use terms such as discrimination, prejudice, racial preferences and racism interchangeably, as if they referred to the same behavior. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

New e-cigarette restrictions could be lethal

fromReason: The state serves and protects its own agents. The public, not so much. 
Regulation Nation

Medical marijuana patients decry state crackdown on pot purchases

fromOregonLive: The shameless government in Oregon, angry that citizens went over their heads with a cannabis-legalizing proposition, refuses to stop harassing medical users by pretending to fight the black market. 
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange        The Government is Not Us

Why the elites prefer a centralized legal system

fromMises: In America's beginning, the vast majority of legal matters were extremely localized. And it stayed that way up until the ruling class decided they wanted the power dictate. 
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process        The Government is Not Us

September 19, 2018


Vigilantes with a badge: warrior cops endanger our lives and freedoms

fromTheRutherfordInstitute: “There are always risks in challenging excessive police power, but the risks of not challenging it are more dangerous, even fatal.”—Hunter S. Thompson
Police State America

Here are 202 companies hurt by Trump's tariffs

fromReason: The debate over tariffs has mostly emphasized their impact on economic growth and jobs, which overlooks specific stories of suffering caused by President Donald Trump's trade war.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

The economists versus the special interests

fromBloomberg: In spite of claims they will benefit society overall, interventionist policies designed to benefit certain interest groups ultimately only help certain groups at the expense of everyone else.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Drug War Statistics: Money spent: $50+ billion,   Arrests: 1,572,579 (2016)

fromDrugPolicy.org: The debate over tariffs has mostly emphasized their impact on economic growth and jobs, which overlooks specific stories of suffering caused by President Donald Trump's trade war.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange         Police State America

Britain turns offensive speech into a police matter

fromReason: The nation that gave the world John Milton and his cry for the “liberty to utter” is now at the forefront of shutting speech down. Could this policy be coming to a tyranny near you?
Police State America

Newspaper Publishers Association honors Maxine Waters with ‘leadership’ award

fromTheAmericanMirror: Honor for Maxine is dishonor for the Newspaper Publishers Association.
Media Bias on Parade      Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

September 15, 2018


Misconceptions of individualism

fromBeingLibertarian: While collectivists are concerned with the general welfare of the group they are defending, individualists have concern for the injustice of any human being.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Pot prohibition makes self-defense illegal

fromReason: The people wanted freedom and voted to legalize cannabis. Government's response is to the citizen is to exploit with taxation and diminish their rights. The government is not us.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange       2nd Amendment Assaults       The Government is Not Us

FBI discussed "media leak strategy" ahead of major Trump-Russia revelation

fromTheDailyCaller: This was never anything more than a political ploy from the outset.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption      Media Bias on Parade

VIDEO: Deep State Sedition Exposed

fromReason: First, the mainstream media denied the existence of the deep state. Now, they admit there is but say Trump deserves it.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

"Panic And Dismay": Leaked Video reveals distraught Google execs grappling with Hillary Clinton's loss

fromReason: Goggle should abandon the grotesque pretense that it is politically neutral.
Media Bias on Parade

Venezuela raises minimum wage 3,000% and lots of workers get fired

fromBloomberg: Venezuelan workers who earned a pittance are now earning a slightly larger pittance, thanks to a big increase in the minimum wage. What they may not have are jobs.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

September 13, 2018


California government tries new tactic to impose gun control: ammunition control

fromNYTimes: Sold from vending machines in Pennsylvania, feed depots in Nevada, pharmacies in Georgia and jewelry stores in Texas, ammunition is in many states easier to buy than cold medicine. But in California ...
2nd Amendment Assaults

The proposition that is on the ballot in November that could destroy California

fromEconomicPolicyJournal: Politicians seek to make the rent control measures that have destroyed housing in San Francisco throughout the state.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Likely 15M illegal aliens in U.S., giving blue states 20 additional Congressional seats

fromBreitbart: Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) says the counting of illegal aliens when dividing up congressional seats and electoral college votes is a violation of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

America moves closer to being a cashless society

fromMarketWatch: Cash if freedom. A cashless society is one in which government can track every transaction the citizen makes. Liberty lovers should boycott all cashless establishments.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Things you may want to buy now before Trump's tariffs kick in

fromEconomicPolicyJournal: Items primarily supplied by China and are on the 25% tariff list.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

The real reason that 30 is the new 20

fromTheDailyBell: Teens used to get 7 years of apprenticeship and be experienced skilled workers by age 20. They were ready to support a family. They had practiced responsible behavior.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

September 7, 2018


Why the American establishment has lost credibility

fromReason: Three incidents last week demonstrate the problem. 
Indoctrination and Censorship     Media Bias on Parade

How government regulations made healthcare so expensive

fromMises: The U.S. “health care cost crisis” didn’t start until 1965. The government increased demand with the passage of Medicare and Medicaid while restricting the supply of doctors and hospitals. 
Regulation Nation

Paving the road to the end of NATO

fromStrategicCulture: Trump is saying Europe’s defense isn’t our responsibility anymore. He’s saying you don’t get to have your Iranian oil and hollow out our economy at the same time. 
Defense Versus The War Machine

Tucker Carlson on NYT op-ed: We have 'a pretty good idea' who wrote it

fromTheHill: Anonymous sources, uh huh. Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday said he has "a pretty good idea who wrote" an anonymous bombshell New York Times op-ed that is highly critical of President Trump. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption     Media Bias on Parade

VIDEO: Walter E Williams - Reflections on Lost Liberty

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From Life, Liberty and Levin, Dr. Walter E Williams joins Mark to discuss the current state of liberty in post-Constitutional America. 
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Kaepernick and Nike show the morality of capitalism. (and we should celebrate it)

fromCreators: Capitalism is economic freedom and freedom is the soil in which all seeds can be planted. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

August 27, 2018


Why you should have sympathy for Paul Manafort (even if you don't)

fromTownhall: "Since everyone is a lawbreaker, it then comes down to who to make an example of. And who better for overzealous lefty prosecutors to make examples of than former or current Trump associate."
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Feds scramble as Vegas shooter’s girlfriend reportedly listed FBI as place of employment

fromFreeThoughtProject: A bombshell revelation appears show that the Vegas shooter's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, may have been an asset of the FBI.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Robot-made burgers wow the crowds in San Francisco

fromNPR: Finally, increasing the minimum wage reaps a positive effect.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Rick Harrison - The Virtues of Capitalism

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From Life, Liberty and Levin, Rick Harrison (Pawn Stars) joins Mark to discuss the challenges of business, the lesson of socialism, the virtues of capitalism and more.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Trump accuses FBI of ignoring Clinton's emails: 'I may have to get involved'

fromWashingtonExaminer: “Big story out that the FBI ignored tens of thousands of Crooked Hillary Emails, many of which are REALLY BAD. I feel sure that we will soon be getting to the bottom of all of this corruption".
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Libertarian just gonna kick back and enjoy watching faith in government institutions crumble

fromWashingtonExaminer: “The right is attacking the FBI and CIA, the left is attacking the president—this truly is the best timeline,” he said, misty-eyed.
The Government is Not Us

August 21, 2018


Los Angeles to use body scanners at transit hubs as New York tests them

fromBostonGlobe: Los Angeles’ transit agency said Tuesday that it would become the first in the nation to use body scanners to screen passengers entering stations.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

VIDEO: The CIA Director Who Couldn't Be Trusted

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: A look at why John Brennan was stripped of his security clearance and the hysterical press coverage surrounding the event.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption        Media Bias on Parade

VIDEO: John Stossel on the Paris Climate Fraud

fromJohnStossel/YouTube: Los Angeles’ transit agency said Tuesday that it would become the first in the nation to use body scanners to screen passengers entering stations.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

John Brennan is no match for Trump

fromMoonofAlabama:Brennan is one of the most despicable former U.S. officials alive. There is no sound reason why anyone who does not work for the government, directly or indirectly, should have access to state secrets.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Sexual assault accusation against #MeToo hero Asia Argento relies on uncommon age of consent law

fromReason: An actress who helped take down Harvey Weinstein paid $380,000 to keep a 17-year-old quiet about their encounter.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

FBI dealt blow by DC judge; must address measures taken to verify Steele dossier

fromZeroHedge: Judge Amit Mehta - who in January sided with the FBI's decision to ignore the FOIA request, said that President Trump's release of two House Intelligence Committee documents changed everything.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

August 3, 2018


Federal Judge Breaks Up Albuquerque’s Car Theft Ring

fromSpiked: A new ruling says the city’s civil forfeiture program violates the right to due process. Car theft becomes more difficult for the police department.
Police State America

The ACLU is turning its back on free speech

fromCreators: Once a civil liberties champion, the ACLU has exposed itself as just a leftwing front group, explicitly endorsing the view that free speech can harm ‘marginalized’ groups by undermining their civil rights.  
Indoctrination and Censorship

Keeping cops hands out of your pocket

fromAmericanConservative: The Supreme Court recently agreed to rule on a case that could have a major impact on whether civil asset forfeiture can continue to serve as low hanging fruit for bureaucratic interests run amok.  
Police State America     The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: How Trump Transformed the Democratic Party Into the World's Dumbest Religion

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: A once principled political party has devolved into a kooky religion where all things Trump are satanic. Tammy Bruce breaks down the situation with Tucker Carlson.   
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption     Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

John Stossel: Working for tips

fromCreators: As usual, those who want the government to decide that workers must be paid more insist that "women and minorities" are hurt by the market. But waitress Alcieli Felipe says the politicians should butt out.  
Regulation Nation

Facebook blocks searches for pages that reference marijuana—even those of government agencies

fromReason: The platform is struggling to handle contradictory laws about legal and illegal use of pot.  
Indoctrination and Censorship      The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

July 20, 2016

Mexico: Lopez Obrador government to consider legalization of drugs

fromDW: Mexico's incoming president has granted his interior minister "carte blanche" to consider legalizing drugs. The new Mexican government has promised to respond to record-high violence with a package of judicial reforms.  
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Non-citizens legally register to vote in San Francisco school elections

fromSacBee: San Francisco became the first city in California to allow non-citizens to vote in local elections following passage of Measure N with 54 percent of the vote after two previous failed tries.  
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery      

Andrew Napolitano - In defense of Trump with Putin

fromCreators: The power of American arms-makers is formidable. They have acolytes in all branches of government that fear if a Trump-Putin deal is reached, there may be a diminished appetite for their weaponry.  
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

WATCH: Police respond to video of cop pulling gun on children by arresting the children

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: After an officer was caught on camera pulling his gun on a group of children, his department responded by arresting more children.  
Police State America

California’s Supreme Court won’t let citizens vote for statewide divorce

fromReason: A predictable outcome. State judges routinely do the bidding of the state politicians who appointed them. To hell with what the people want.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - A System of Legalized Racism

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Medical schools are discriminating on a massive scale as less qualified African-American and Hispanic students are routinely given priority over higher scoring Whites and Asians.  
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

July 14, 2016

TSA screeners win immunity from abuse claims: appeals court

fromReuters: Whether it be Lois Lerner, James Clapper, Eric Holder, James Comey, Peter Strzok, the local cop or the TSA screener, we are reminded daily: government is NOT accountable to us.
Police State America      The Government is Not Us

Andrew Napolitano: Filling the swamp

fromCreators:  Trump has given us a nominee to the highest court in the land who typifies the culture he railed against when he claimed he'd drain the swamp.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process     Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Bernie Sanders asks nation to please stop mailing him books on economics

fromBabylonBee: Elderly hack decides to stay stupid despite outpouring of assistance.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Thomas Sowell - Incentives Matter, Intentions Don't

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Economist Thomas Sowell explains what happens to intentions on the road toward results.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

A landmark legal shift opens Pandora’s box for DIY guns

fromWired: Cody Wilson makes digital files that let anyone 3-D print untraceable guns. The government tried to stop him. He sued—and won.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle        2nd Amendment Assaults

Remember when sea-level rise was going to cause Pacific Islands to disappear? Never mind.

fromWattsUpWithThat: Coral atolls getting larger, not sinking according to new study using satellite data.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

June 7, 2016

DHS plans to compile a list of all bloggers, journalists and “social media influencers”

fromTheMostImportantNews: If LibertyPen's flame is extinguished, you will know why.
The Government is Not Us

Trump has broken the spell of climate change mania

fromGlobalWarmingPolicyForum: Since Mr Trump walked out of the Paris agreement one year ago, it has been fascinating to watch the decline of media interest in “saving the planet”.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Politicizing the FBI: How James Comey succeeded where Richard Nixon failed

fromTheDailyCaller: If there was any doubt about the political motivation of Comey, it was removed by his rhetoric following his ouster, clothed in talk of FBI independence and ethics, but revealing raging anti-Trump animus.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Donald Trump’s Tariffs get pushback from Koch Brothers

fromTheInquisitr: The Koch campaign might force other Republicans to reconsider their fiscal positions and publicly denounce Trump tariffs in an effort to connect with voters.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Hallmark of an economic ponzi scheme

fromHussmanFunds: The constant creation of low-grade debt in order to finance consumption and income shortfalls among some members of the economy, using the massive surpluses earned by other members of the economy.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Six sports betting legalization myths

fromARSTecnica: Thanks to the Supreme Court doing its job, the federal ban on sports betting has been overturned. Individuals can now command their assets. Now, let's dispel the popular myths.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

April 23, 2016

14 Years Ago Today, Pat Tillman was killed and gov’t covered up the truth to his death to sell war

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: On this day 14 years ago, former NFL player Pat Tillman was shot and killed by his fellow soldiers in Afghanistan, and the events surrounding his death still remain a mystery.
Defense Versus The War Machine

The rapid rise of San Francisco's surveillance camera network

fromSFGate: What started out as a pilot program with six privately-owned cameras around Union Square has morphed into a highly coordinated surveillance network of 350 cameras that share footage with police.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

In defense of cash

fromReason: Around the world, governments are trying to kill paper money. It's a terrible idea.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Bipartisan coalition emerges to support jury nullification appeal

fromTheLibertyConservative: First Amendment: Congress can make no law abridging free speech. They don't have to. The courts do it for them.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle       Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Andrew Napolitano: President Trump and the Attorney-Client Privilege

fromCreators: Records of whatever work Michael Cohen has been doing for him in the past 10 years will soon be in the custody of federal prosecutors who expect it to be evidence of wrongdoing on the part of the president himself.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Media war on Trump continues around the clock, and other proof of media bias

fromCreators: Every hour of every day, somewhere a major media outlet is attacking the president. It might be with a news show. It might be on an entertainment program.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption      Media Bias on Parade

March 23, 2016

Tolerance cuts both ways: freedom for the speech we hate

fromTheRutherfordInstitute: Reminder: The First Amendment affirms the right of the people to speak freely, worship freely, peaceably assemble, petition the government for a redress of grievances, and have a free press. 
Indoctrination and Censorship      Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner promised a criminal justice revolution. He’s exceeding expectations.

fromTheIntercept: What a justice warrior looks like. In his first week on the job, he fired 31 prosecutors from the DA’s office because they weren’t committed to the changes he intended to make. 
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

House passes bill that would give patients access to experimental drugs

fromNYTimes: It's your life, isn't it? About time government stops trying to impede your survival.
Regulation Nation     The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Vivaldi browser taps privacy-first DuckDuckGo search

fromCNet: Block out government peeping toms. As your personal information leaks out through Facebook, one web browser offers a new option to keep a lid on it -- for private browsing tabs, at least. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Barry Farber: We can't go on like this

fromWND: Too many Americans hate President Donald Trump more than they love Americans. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

It didn’t take long for the U.S. to rack up another trillion dollars of debt

fromMarketWatch: Looking ahead, analysts see the nation much deeper in debt. The Committee for a Responsible Budget projects debt exceeding the size of the economy within a decade.  
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

March 22, 2016

Poll shows Americans waking up, majority now suspects unelected shadow government in charge

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: A recent poll shows that both parties are waking up to the unelected shadow government that forms policy in secret and spies on its own citizens.
The Government is Not Us

Voters In Illinois' Cook County approve marijuana legalization ballot measure

fromForbes: Even though the president is convinced the people have too much freedom, the once sovereign citizens seem to disagree.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Government's option destroyers target menthol cigarettes and flavored e-cigs

fromCreators: The FDA banned certain flavors in cigarettes in 2009, but menthol was excluded from those new rules, as were other tobacco products.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange      Regulation Nation

John Stossel: China's freedom-crushing 'social credit score'

fromReason: Americans should be wary of something similar.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Trump's 'tough' drug policies are not smart

fromCreators: Trump's plan is heavy on tactics that have already failed. For instance, he favors "spending a lot of money" on "very, very bad commercials" that will "scare" kids away from drugs."
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange      Regulation Nation

Obama and Trump insiders reveal Facebook ALLOWED them BOTH to spy on you

fromGovtSlaves: Facebook specifically granted the Obama administration access because, according to Davidsen, Facebook was “on our side.” 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

March 20, 2018


Why our world needs digital currency

fromMedium: A very easily understood explanation of cryptocurrency and why it should matter to you.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle   

Trump to unveil opioid plan seeking death penalty for drug dealers

fromReuters: Authoritarian president advocates murder for those involved in approved voluntary exchange.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange   

Amazon deletes reviews of conservative authors with no explanation

fromPJMedia: Every authoritarian worth his salt knows that good ideas can be rebutted, but great ones must be censored.
Indoctrination and Censorship     Media Bias on Parade   

San Francisco is suffering from the excesses of its own liberalism

fromTheFederalist: The astounding level of mismanagement and general deterioration of public decency will continue to plague the city until reasonable measures are taken to combat vagrancy.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption     Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery  

ACLU asks in lawsuit: Why is the TSA searching digital devices on domestic flights?

fromLATimes: Government's contempt of the Constitution, in general, and the Fourth Amendment, in particular, is beyond depressing.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make 

In gambling battle, both sides are wrong

fromReason: Neither supporters nor opponents want to consider personal liberty.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange
  

March 17, 2018


The implosion explosion of the Democrat Party

fromGlobalLibertyMedia: Those who are driven primarily by emotion tend to see all imperfection as an outrage that must be corrected.  To these people, trade-offs are heartless and vile. But -- there is a limit to endless outrage.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Unlawful FISA spying widespread under Obama Administration

fromTheEpochTimes: The scope of the FBI’s accessing of Americans’ data is unclear, as the government is not required to provide the FISC with numbers on violations. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make       Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Judge makes Richard Simmons pay the National Enquirer $130,000 even though they verifiably lied

fromGlobalLibertyMedia: The judge says the false allegations that he was transitioning into transgenderism was not derogatory and was therefore frivolous. Insanity prevails again.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Larry Kudlow is a big upgrade for Trump's White House

fromReason: Let's hope he mitigates the president's worst protectionist instincts. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Turning schools into prisons with more cops is NOT a solution to shootings, it’s a deathblow to liberty

fromFreeThoughtProject: How do you convince a child who has been routinely handcuffed, shackled, tied down and locked up by school police—that he has any rights at all—let alone a right to stand up to oppression? 
Police State America

Katy Perry is obviously a hopeless pervert who should be executed

fromGlobalLibertyMedia: The high profile singer turned predator assaulted an American Idol hopeful with an unwanted kiss. But will the good-ole-girl club give her a pass?
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

March 16, 2018


Facebook's war on 'conservative' sites

fromWND: The king of social media has been making algorithm changes seemingly intended to marginalize the traffic of right-of-center online news operations, and they have been effective. 
Media Bias on Parade

President Trump and the freedom of speech

fromCreators: The limits of power. Freedom of speech trumps Trump -- as it should. 
Indoctrination and Censorship

VIDEO: Walter E Williams - No Skin in the Game

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Professor Williams contends that spending constraints will never occur so long as half of the citizens have no skin in the game. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

ACLU is suing the government for info about TSA device searches

fromMotherboard: The TSA won't release information about its warrantless searches of electronic devices carried by US citizens on domestic flights. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make      Police State America

John Stossel: Lies about Trade

fromCreators: All a trade deficit shows is that a country sells us more than we sell them. We get the better of that deal. They get excess dollar bills, but we get stuff.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Say no to “hardening” the schools with zero tolerance policies and gun-toting cops

fromRutherfordInstitute: Just what we don’t need: more gun-toting, taser-wielding cops in government-run schools that bear an uncomfortable resemblance to prisons.
Police State America

March 14, 2018


More imprisonment does not reduce state drug problems

fromPewTrusts: Nearly 300,000 people are held in state and federal prisons in the United States for drug-law violations, up from less than 25,000 in 1980. 
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Why not private provision of many government services?

fromFFF: There are a wide variety of tasks that the private sector could better provide that many think must be supplied by the government.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Majority of college students say their campus climate hurts free speech

fromTownhall.com: An increased majority of U.S. college students, 61 percent, now agree that the climate on their college campus “prevents some people from saying things they believe because others might find them offensive.” 
Indoctrination and Censorship

Trump is more like recent presidents than anyone wants to admit

fromReason: On trade, foreign policy, and so much more, he's Clinton, Bush, and Obama without the charm and respect. That can be a good thing. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

VIDEO: Why it’s so hard for government to fix social problems

fromLearnLiberty/YouTube: What if the government can’t solve our problems because the government doesn’t really exist? Prof. Mike Munger explains his “unicorn” theory of the state.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

The utter stupidity of California in one project

fromAmericanThinker: This is California, the canary that died to reveal to the rest of the country the final destination of arrogant liberalism and open borders. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

March 9, 2018


Best Buy’s geek squad techs search customer computers for the FBI

fromCBSPittsburgh: A child pornography case against a California doctor has revealed that Geek Squad technicians have worked with the FBI to uncover data on customer’s computers for years. Best Buy should be dead to you.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

California bullet train cost surges by $2.8 billion: 'Worst-case scenario has happened'

fromLATimes: California taxpayers have been run over by the idiotic train-to-nowhere, as politicians grab land, money and resources to feed their cronies.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery       Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Tariffs and economic populism: Good politics, bad economics

fromCBSPittsburgh: Obama majored in political science. But Trump has a BS degree in economics from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce. What's his excuse?
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Uncle Sam continues to stick his head in the sand on entitlements

fromReason: America needs to rethink programs that send so many taxpayer dollars to well-off seniors.
The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency     Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Why does government fear marijuana?

fromSanLuisObispoTribune: The severe suppression of marijuana will continue and even escalate until “We the People” replace our current dictatorial regime with the representative republic upon which this nation was founded.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Trooper stops driver twice within 3 hours, gropes her for no apparent reason

fromReason: The cop's boss says he did nothing wrong; the local D.A. disagrees. Make no mistake. Cops, doctors and priests are just as likely to molest as Hollywood types.
Police State America      The Government is Not Us