Showing posts with label death penalty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label death penalty. Show all posts

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 13, 2018

Deep State operative Clapper will face no consequence for lying under oath to the American people

fromWashingtonExaminer: Former intelligence chief James Clapper is poised to avoid charges for allegedly lying to Congress after five years of apparent inaction by the Justice Department. 
The Government is Not Us      Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

'Trade wars' don't put Americans first

fromReason: You cannot advocate trade restrictions without also advocating state-bestowed privilege.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Death penalty for drug dealers? Count Trump in

fromReason: America's president equates unapproved voluntary exchange with murder. A Duterte fanboy?
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Walter E Williams: Trump's Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

fromCreators: Professor Williams identifies the winners and losers of Trump's trade policy. Guess which side 
you're on?
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Social services worker fired, escorted out by cops for having a gun permit—NOT a gun

fromReason: A social services worker claims she was fired from her job and removed by police after her employer learned that she had a concealed handgun permit—even though she had never brought a gun to work.
2nd Amendment Assaults      Police State America

State to force homeschoolers to submit to warrantless home inspections, trampling rights

fromActivistPost: Under the guise of preventing child abuse, lawmakers in Maryland have introduced a bill that will allow the state to intrude in the lives of innocent families and destroy their right to privacy.
Police State America

Shaun King: Police State Torture - Savannah-Style

The cover-up of a man tortured to death in state custody.   It is now abundantly clear that Matthew Ajibade was murdered by police in Savannah, Georgia. For over 10 months, police and prosecutors have concealed the video evidence of his murder not only from the public, but from Ajibade's closest friends and family members. His death in   ... MORE

Jeff Sharlet: An L.A. Cop Pressed His Gun Into The Chest Of An Unarmed Man And Shot Him Through The Heart

Will it matter to the LA district attorney?  Five months after the March 1 Los Angeles police killing of an unarmed black man named Charly "Africa" Keunang—a story I reported in-depth for the July issue of GQ—the Los Angeles coroner has finally released the results of its autopsy. They are profoundly disturbing. Two of the six bullets that killed Charly  ... MORE

Damon Root: 5 Supreme Court Cases To Watch In June

High Court to rule on Obamacare, gay marriage and more. The Supreme Court's 2014-2015 term will soon reach its finale. By the end of June, when the justices depart for their summer break, the Court is expected to issue a series of blockbuster decisions, including rulings on gay marriage, death penalty drugs, and Obamacare. Here are five   ... MORE

John W. Whitehead: Jesus Died In A Police State

Challenging power can be dangerous.  It is fitting at a time when the nation is grappling with moral questions about how best to execute death row prisoners, whether police should be held responsible for shooting unarmed citizens, and to what extent we allow the government to dictate, monitor and control every aspect of our lives, that we   ... MORE

Right of Self Defense in Texas Completely Depends on Race

By all means if you're white.    In the first stage of what is known as general adaptation syndrome, a recognized natural response among all vertebrates and many other organisms is hyperarousal or acute stress response. In its more recognizable name, the “fight or flight” response is a natural physiological reaction to a perceived harmful event,    ... MORE

Scott Shackford: Texas Wants to Execute Man Who Killed Home Intruder Who Turned Out to Be A SWAT Member

Should protecting your home be a capital crime?   Attempting to serve a search warrant by entering a house through a window got Killeen, Texas, Police Detective Charles Dinwiddie shot in the face and killed last May.  It was yet another SWAT raid organized for a purpose other than the reason they were invented. The police had a   ... MORE

Death Penalty For Man Who Defends Self In No-Knock Raid?

State wants to kill him for protecting his home.    Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a man charged in the shooting death of a veteran Killeen police officer. Marvin Louis Guy, 49, has been indicted for capital murder in the shooting death of police Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie, 47, and is named in indictments charging     ... MORE

The Electric Chair Could Return In Louisiana

by Michelle Millhollon.     Twenty-three years after the state retired Gruesome Gertie and switched to lethal injection for executions, the electric chair could make a comeback in Louisiana. States are scrambling for death penalty alternatives because of a clampdown on the availability of deadly drugs for executions. Old-time tools that were      ... MORE

Jury Nullification's Long History Of Righting Wrongs

by Frank Parlato.   Below is something that somehow is not taught in public schools. It is history nonetheless and easy enough for any one who is interested to verify. Jury ended power of King  In 1215, when the Barons of England compelled King John to sign the Magna Carta, trial by jury was established. The King now had to seek permission through 12   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: James Q. Wilson (1931-2012)

Thank you Mr. Wilson.   There are undoubtedly many people who are alive today because of James Q. Wilson, who died last week. He was not a doctor or medical scientist, nor was he a fireman or coast guardsman who rescued people from immediate dangers. James Q. Wilson was a scholar who studied crime. He saved lives because his penetrating analyses of     ... MORE