Showing posts with label Joe Biden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Joe Biden. Show all posts

June 6, 2020


From 9/11 to COVID-19, it’s been a perpetual state of emergency

fromTheRutherfordInstitute: "Freedom from servitude comes not from violent action, but from the refusal to serve. Tyrants fall when the people withdraw their support.” —√Čtienne De La Bo√©tie, The Politics Of Obedience
Police State America

Joe Biden basically admits libertarians were right all along: cops shouldn't have military gear

fromReason: Biden voted for the 1997 bill that created the Pentagon's 1033 program, which allows surplus military gear to be passed along to local cops. It took 23 years, but he finally changed his opinion.
Police State America           Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Policing for profit: How civil asset forfeiture has perverted American law enforcement

fromAmmo: Asset forfeiture is having devastating consequences: In 2014 alone, law enforcement took more stuff from American citizens than burglars did.
Police State America

The state’s priority is protecting itself, not you

fromLibertarianInstitute: The state is far more punitive against those that threaten the comfort and authority of government institutions and workers than they are against crimes against citizens.
Police State America

The lockdowns are now a scandal

fromNationalReview: Last week, the media, politicians, and many experts decided that every argument they made for destroying the lives of millions of people in America could be deferred to advance a preferred political cause.
The Government is Not Us

Lockdown supporters embraced wildly wrong COVID-19 projections that fit their preconceptions

fromReason: The episode illustrates the perils of confirmation bias on both sides of the debate about disease control measures.
Police State America           Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

May 29, 2020


Why Joe Biden can do no wrong

fromJonathanTurley: One columnist declared that former Vice President Joe Biden could boil babies and she would still vote for him. Feminist leaders have said they believe Biden raped a Senate staffer but they still endorse him. 
Media Bias on Parade

Three ways lockdowns are costing human lives

fromMises: It is easier to see the deaths caused by COVID-19 than to see the deaths caused by lockdowns.
Regulation Nation

Washington health officials: Gunshot victims counted as COVID-19 deaths

fromFreedomFoundation: Today, officials at the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) confirmed that the state is counting in its COVID-19 death total, persons who tested positive for the virus but died from other causes.
Indoctrination and Censorship

The general election scenario that Democrats are dreading

fromPolitico: "We are about to see the best economic data we’ve seen in the history of this country," says a top former economic adviser to Obama.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Why conservatives and liberals are responding to COVID-19 in vastly different ways

fromFreeThoughtProject: The disagreement is over whether efforts to protect individuals from COVID-19 should be balanced against other considerations—including constitutional and economic ones—at all.
Regulation Nation

Minneapolis police killed George Floyd, then failed to protect property owners from riots

fromReason: Police departments exist to protect people's persons and property. The Minneapolis Police Department has failed to do either.
Police State America

May 11, 2020


Dirty dozen: The 12 revelations that sunk Mueller's case against Flynn

fromJustTheNews: After a prescient 2017 tip from inside the FBI, a slow drip of revelations exposed the deep problems with the Flynn prosecution.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Coronavirus curfews are counterproductive and un-American

fromReason: Making businesses close early will not stop the spread of COVID-19. It only accustoms folks to the arbitrary power and control of government.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Surveillance plane starts flying over Baltimore, recording everyone's movements

fromPressCorps: The controversial aerial surveillance planes for Baltimore police started flying Friday. It's called the Aerial Investigation Research (AIR) Pilot Program.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Jonathan Turley rips apart Obama’s ‘leaked’ statement about the DOJ and Flynn, and it’s glorious

fromRedState: Even without the whole Democratic effort to undermine Trump with Russian collusion, there were a boatload of things that put the “rule of law” at risk.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Weekend at Biden’s

fromSpectator: The Democrat’s mental decline is a bigger problem than sex accusations.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Government should not be spared from the austerity it is inflicting on society

fromTheDailyBell: Our government should feel the pain as well. After all, we are all in this together.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

April 27, 2020


VIDEO: Stay-At-Home Orders: By What Authority?

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: By what authority can government overrule the Bill of Rights?
Police State America

Let’s legalize prostitution

fromTheDailyBell: Remember, we are discussing an entirely voluntary interaction between consenting adults; underage prostitution constitutes child abuse, a crime in all civilized societies.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Why are the mainstream media ignoring Tara Reade's sexual assault accusation against Joe Biden?

fromReason: So far, it's been silence from The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, and others.
Media Bias on Parade

The Fed has gone nuts. And It can get worse

fromMises: The common thread of all these proposals is to triple down on the money printing and gamble covering of 2008—spreading unlimited dollars to, especially, big business and governments.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Miami has recorded no homicides in 6 weeks despite deliberate decline in police enforcement

fromReason: Miami’s police chief orders officers to reduce ticketing and public interactions. Mayhem doesn’t ensue.
Police State America

Trump Asks Why American taxpayers should bail out "poorly run, Democrat" states

fromZeroHedge: Trump: "Why should the people and taxpayers of America be bailing out poorly run states and cities, in all cases Democrat run and managed, when most of the other states are not looking for bailout help?"
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

March 20, 2020


Coronavirus will be deadly to your liberty

fromReason: COVID-19 is the healthiest thing to happen to government power in a very long time.

It's up to the Supreme Court to teach Seattle 'Free Speech 101'

fromTheHill: The Constitution protects not only your right to speak but also your right not to speak, including your right to refrain from paying for the speech you oppose.

Save sports for the next generation of female athletes

fromTownhall: Stop biological males from competing in female sports and provide a legal remedy for girls deprived of opportunities from policies that permit males to compete on female teams.

VIDEO: Ayn Rand - Don't Confuse the Two Kinds of Capitalism

fromReason: Ayn Rand explains that there are two types of capitalists in America and only one reveres the free market.

Victor Davis Hanson: The mysterious rise, fall and rise of Joe Biden

fromTownhall: At no time did Biden cease his bloopers or embarrassing moments of forgetfulness and confusion. The field changed, not Biden himself.

David Stockman says coronavirus is sparking a financial crisis, warns ‘Wall Street is toast’

fromCNBC: “It’s going to end as a financial crisis because the illusion that central banks always have your back and the economy would keep expanding and growing forever was complete nonsense.”

March 16, 2020


This is a test: How will the Constitution fare during a nationwide lockdown?

fromtheDailyBell: What is about to unfold over the next few weeks is a test to see how well we have assimilated the government’s lessons in compliance, fear and police state tactics.

Dems try taking advantage of coronavirus crisis to put new mandates on business

fromPersonal Liberty: Politicians will always see a crisis to be a golden opportunity to expand the size and scope of government.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus the Free Market

Life inside the Italian lockdown

fromSpiked: Panic is seldom an advisable guide to action. But, it does provide government with an opportunity to centralize more power.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

VIDEO: Joe Biden - Here's the Deal

fromReason: A fun/frightening look at the deal Joe Biden offers America.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Why ‘price gouging’ actually helps during a crisis

fromLibertarianInstitute: When prices aren’t allowed to move in response to changing economic conditions, those who most urgently need these critical items will likely find the shelves empty.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus the Free Market

Liberty activist ‘murdered as he slept’ by SWAT team seizing his guns

fromFreeThought Project: This case appears to be crystal clear. Police claimed the innocent man’s guns were illegal, raided his home to take them, and killed him in the process. He had harmed absolutely no one.

January 27, 2020


Population control isn't the answer to climate change. Capitalism Is.

fromReason: "Wealthier, more developed societies are both better positioned to adapt to issues, to problems like climate change and climate impacts," says Nordhaus. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus the Free Market

Two different Americas

fromZeroHedge: America is not the country it was founded to be. Twelve major differences that beg the question: Was the abandonment of America’s sound founding principles the reason for the dysfunction today?
The Government is Not Us

Joe Biden’s ‘conspiracy theory’ memo to U.S. media doesn’t match the facts

fromJohnSolomon: Fact: Ukraine law enforcement reopened the Burisma investigation in early 2019, well before President Trump mentioned the matter to Ukraine’s new president Vlodymyr Zelensky.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

People rarely die after using opioids prescribed for them

fromReason: The focus on pain pill prescriptions has led to policies that deprive bona fide patients of the medication they need while pushing black-market substitutes, which are far more unpredictable and dangerous.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Amazon Echo’s privacy issues go way beyond voice recordings

fromActivistPost: Major privacy concerns are starting to emerge in the way Alexa devices interact with other services – risking a dystopian spiral of increasing surveillance and control.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Male trans MMA fighter who beat up women dubbed ‘bravest athlete in history’

fromDailyBell: Why this requires courage—much less the most courage of any athlete ever—is never explained. More likely, he is just a woman-hating bully.

November 15, 2019


Ukrainian officials release records of 46 payments to Hunter Biden totaling over $3.1 million

fromGatewayPundit: On Tuesday, CD Media posted leaked records of payments to Hunter Biden from Burisma Holdings totaling millions.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Florida county becomes latest place to declare itself a 'second amendment sanctuary'

fromDailyMail: Lake County Commission in central Florida passed a resolution to protect its residents from having their assault weapons taken away by state legislation. 
2nd Amendment Assaults

Day one of impeachment hearings: Schiff lies again, Jim Jordan goes ham

fromZeroHedge: Jim Jordan: You didn’t listen in on President Trump & Zelensky’s call? 
Taylor: I did not. Jordan: You’ve never talked with Chief of Staff Mulvaney? 
Taylor: I never did. Jordan: You’ve never met the President? 
Taylor: That’s correct. Jordan: And you’re their star witness.

Venezuelans are marked with numbers to stand in line at government supermarkets

fromBusinessInsider: The lines to get into government supermarkets are so long that people mark their arms with their place in line.
Economic Policy: Socialism Versus the Free Market

Eric Ciaramella: 5 fast facts you need to know

fromHeavy: Spoiler alert: Don't read if you like the "whistleblower" being anonymous.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Two-thirds of Americans support marijuana legalization

froPewResearch: If America was governed by consent of the people, marijuana would be legal. 

June 12, 2019


California Democratic Party: First Amendment ‘Limited to exclude hate speech’

fromDailyWire: The First Amendment exists primarily to protect unpopular speech (hate speech for some) since popular speech needs no protection, a concept lost on California's Democratic Party.
Indoctrination and Censorship        Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

VIDEO: Rachel Maddow - Julian Assange and the Future of a Free Press

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: When the operations of government are shielded from public view democracy is a farce. Prosecuting the publisher of such information could only be acknowledgement that the government is not us.  
The Government is Not Us       Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

VIDEO: Walter E Williams - The Future of Free Enterprise and Liberty

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: A warning about the trajectory of economic and personal liberty in America.  
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Empty words: Why Pelosi is suddenly saying she wants Trump ‘in prison’

fromWashingtonExaminer: The “in prison” line allows the speaker to look like a good anti-Trump ally, but it is clearly in service of avoiding an impeachment.  
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Not the Onion: Biden promises to cure cancer If elected

fromZeroHedge: This begs the question, why do politicians lie? Answer: Voters want the impossible and only a liar will promise it.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Federal court rules citizens well within the law to tell a cop “f**k you”

fromFreeThoughtProject: While a federal court ruled this month that citizens can swear at police officers and the police officers cannot arrest them for it, it is still not recommended.  

May 1, 2019


America’s drug war is ruining the world

fromTheNation:  It is verifiable. 
A half-century of Washington’s harsh drug prohibition policies has brought misery to millions across the globe.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

VIDEO: Andrew Klavin - Making Sense of a World Gone Mad

fromLibertyPen/YouTube:  From a speech delivered at Hillsdale College, commentator Andrew Klavin shares his insights on the modern war of ideas.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Can the damage done by the CDC's opioid guidelines be reversed?

fromReason:  It is no public service when the law enforcement establishment makes mandatory medical policy.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Kamala Harris: We need to raise taxes on the middle class and force workers into unions

fromTownhall:  Democrats like Harris would not only roll back middle class benefits by raising their taxes, they're gunning to undo the policy progress that has led to robust employment and GDP growth.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

NSA says warrantless searches of Americans’ data rose in 2018

fromTechCrunch:  You wouldn't know it now, but there was a time when the Fourth Amendment had teeth.
The Government is Not Us           Police State America        Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Activists say Biden's hardline drugs policies didn't apply to his children's cocaine and marijuana use

fromTownhall:  During his 36 years in the Senate, Biden helped craft some of the strictest anti-drug laws of the 1980s and 1990s. However, his own children were able to avoid the brunt of these laws.

Son Of Draconian Drug Warrior Fails Drug Test

by Jesse Walker.    Vice President Joe Biden has been one of the most strident drug warriors of my lifetime. Mandatory minimum sentences, the crack/powder disparity, federal asset forfeiture, the RAVE Act—they all have Biden's fingerprints on them. The man may be responsible for the very phrase "drug czar." If the Drug War had its own Mount      ... MORE

VIDEO: Could U.S. Citizens Pass A Citizenship Test?


A video more about the dumbing down of America than the citizenship test.

Biden Recruited To Hand Out Free Joints

by Radley Balko.    The Denver Westword reports that a pro-pot group fighting a new proposal to impose a 30 percent tax on the drug -- which is now legal under Colorado law -- wants Joe Biden's help. Earlier this month, a group opposed to Proposition AA, the measure to establish tax rates on recreational marijuana sales in Colorado, staged a rally at Civic   ... MORE

Aaron Blake: Biden Pitches Napolitano For Supreme Court

And he doesn't mean Andrew!   Vice President Biden pitched Janet Napolitano on Friday as a future Supreme Court Justice. "My staff, when I said I was going to say it,they said, 'No, don't make news,' " Biden said at a ceremony marking the end of Napolitano's tenure as Homeland Security Secretary. Biden then said: "I think Janet should be on the      ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Random Thoughts On The Passing Scene

Laser beams of wisdom.   Edmund Burke said, "There is no safety for honest men, but by believing all possible evil of evil men." Evil men do not always snarl. Some smile charmingly. Those are the most dangerous. If you don't think the mainstream media slants the news, keep track of how often they tell you that the Arctic ice pack is shrinking and how   ... MORE