Showing posts with label drug policy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label drug policy. Show all posts

May 11, 2019


Mexico wants to legalize all drugs and negotiate with the U.S. to do the same

fromNewsweek:   “Prohibition policies have caused more harm to people and communities than the drugs they were intended to eliminate, and they haven’t come anywhere close to eliminating the supply or the demand.” 
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Gun crackdowns have already led to too many federal abuses

fromTheHill:  Gun control advocates have called for prohibiting possession of AR-15 rifles — a ban that could create five million new felons overnight.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Trump plans to redefine poverty, cutting Americans from welfare

fromZeroHedge:  “Because of this, changes to the poverty thresholds, including how they are updated for inflation over time, may affect eligibility for programs that use the poverty guidelines.” 
The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency

On free trade, even Karl Marx is smarter than Donald Trump

fromReason:  Marx “was a champion of free trade, and no friend of tariff barriers.” 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

California's rent control advocates are about to get what they want, good and hard

fromReason:  Everywhere rent control is tried, the same things happen. Landlords exit the market. Developers stop building apartments. Supply drops significantly. 
Regulation Nation

Want to make money? Work for the government

fromCNSNews:  The median earnings of state and local government workers were higher than the median earnings in any of the four categories of private-industry and self-employed workers. Federal workers were even higher.

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.

Feb 4, 2019


Walter E Williams: Demonizing white men

fromCreators:  The new racism. "There are only two ways to explain the silence by people who should know better. Either they agree with the sentiments expressed or they are out-and-out cowards."
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

‘I’m not going to enforce that’: sheriffs disobey new anti-gun laws—refuse to disarm citizens

fromPJMedia:  We see "the behavior of a police state where the laws are written to help the government achieve its ends, not to guarantee the freedom of the people — and where police break the laws they are sworn to enforce."
2nd Amendment Assaults

⭐  VIDEO: The proper social system for man.

fromAynRandInstitute/YouTube:  A short lesson from Ayn Rand herself.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market         Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

VIDEO: Don't talk to cops

fromRegentUniversitySchoolofLaw/YouTube:  Information is Power. Know Your Rights
Police State America      Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Apocalyptic debt crisis in America: 63 of America’s largest 75 cities are completely broke

fromSHTFPlan:  Most of the debt is due to unfunded retiree benefits such as pension and health care costs.  That means those depending on that money, likely won’t see a dime of it. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Kamala Harris hopes you'll forget her record as a drug warrior and draconian prosecutor

fromPJMedia:  The senator and presidential hopeful went to bat for dirty prosecutors, opposed marijuana legalization, and championed policies that endanger sex workers.

Jan 23, 2019


Uncle Sam wants your DNA: The FBI’s diabolical plan to create a nation of suspects

fromRutherfordInstitute: Uncle Sam wants you. Correction: Uncle Sam wants your DNA. Actually, if the government gets its hands on your DNA, they as good as have you in their clutches.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make        Police State America

Marijuana is legal in California. So why is the CHP arresting delivery drivers?

fromMercedSun-Star: The CHP hasn’t slowed down in cannabis seizures since legalization. In fact, the department seized nearly eight tons of cannabis between January and November of 2018.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange      Police State America

Homeschooling produces better-educated, more-tolerant kids. Politicians hate that

fromReason: Government officials should use the success of the competition as an educational moment.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Big Data meets Big Gov't: New IRS spy software

fromWND: Daniel J. Pilla explains agency's plan to surveil your finances.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Several states invoking nullification to rein In federal government

fromWND: From the Dakotas to Rhode Island to Kentucky, states are increasingly moving to use nullification as a method to curtail what they contend are unconstitutional actions by the U.S. government.
The Government is Not Us

How can we take power away from criminal gangs? Legalize drugs

fromTheGuardian: Prohibition makes our world a more dangerous place, trapping people in poverty

Nov 15, 2018


Black security guard uses gun to prevent violence, cops show up and kill him

fromReason: "Everybody was screaming out, 'Security!' He was a security guard."
Police State America

Walter E Williams: We have an identity problem

fromCreators: What's an open-and-shut case in biology can become confused in the political/social arena, particularly when one's sex is referred to as one's gender. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

The unspoken power of jury nullification in the context of conflicting state and federal law

fromLaw.com: Jury nullification is a legal problem child—serving as a vital check on government power while simultaneously undermining the very premise of our adjudicative system.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

When the government said marijuana made you crazy

fromOzy: A look back at the previous generation of American drug war propaganda.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

The United States Postal Service lost $3.9 billion last year

fromReason: Despite a $1 billion increase in revenue, unsustainable personnel costs pushed USPS' losses to such great heights.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Media shamefully attacking Ocasio-Cortez for being poor—instead of focusing on her terrible policy

fromFreeThoughtProject: Instead of focusing on Ocasio-Cortez's failed policies of "free stuff" for everyone, much of the media is shamelessly attacking her for simply being poor.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Nov 5, 2018


We need a #MeToo movement for political consent

fromMises: The Declaration of Independence enshrined the notion that government must possess “the consent of the governed.” Unfortunately, politicians often claim blank checks to define the meaning of citizens’ ballots. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

CNN says biggest ‘terror threat in US is white men’ and ‘we have to do something about them’

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: Demonstrating a complete failure to grasp the concept of ‘irony,’ CNN’s Don Lemon urged Americans not to “demonize” each other, then called white men “the biggest terror threat in this country.”
Media Bias on Parade     Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

How Trump Is winning the midterm elections

fromMoonofAlabama: Trump  knows how to get and maintain attention. Each day he makes some outrageous claims that are red meat for his base, and give major media attention to his politics.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Birthright citizenship: a fundamental misunderstanding of the 14th Amendment

fromDailySignal: The 14th Amendment doesn’t say that all persons born in the U.S. are citizens. It says that “[a]ll persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof” are citizens.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption     The Government is Not Us

6 reasons to start homeschooling ASAP

fromTheDailyBell: School is not about knowledge or intelligence. It is about obedience. It trains youth to be obedient to authority figures and to seek their approval.
Indoctrination and Censorship

'Ecstasy' study results promising for PTSD

fromWebMD: Government wrong again. The long-banned “club drug” MDMA showed strong results as a treatment against posttraumatic stress disorder in its largest and longest study to date, researchers reported Monday.
Regulation Nation        The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange   

April 16, 2016

Overdose deaths are the product of drug prohibition

fromCreators: The government's dirty little secret: Drug legalization will save lives.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

America's sinking public pension plans are now $1.4 trillion underwater

fromReason: More government malfeasance wherever you turn. Taxpayer contributions to pension plans have doubled in the past decade, but pension debt continues to increase.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Drivers using mobile phones could be fined without even knowing they’ve been caught

fromNews.com: NEW hi-tech cameras that detect drivers using their mobile phones without them even knowing and automatically issues fines could soon change everything.
Regulation Nation

The way we shop online will be threatened in the Supreme Court this week

fromReason: Plus: Ketamine nasal spray gets boost from Johnson & Johnson study and Philly protests over jailing of rapper Meek Mill.
Regulation Nation

Canada's Liberal party considers decriminalization of all illicit drugs

fromTheGuardian: Drug cartels and police unions will join forces to fight this.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

VIDEO: During raid on wrong home cops kill innocent unarmed dad—no charges

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: Cops are allowed to shoot first and ask questions later. They are given special privilege as agents of the state and are not to be confused with public servants.
Police State America

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

February 6, 2018


VIDEO: Want to make an untraceable handgun at home? Cody Wilson can help.

fromReason/YouTube: Cody Wilson's Ghost Gunner milling machine and 3D printed firearms are destroying the concept of gun control.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Students hate Trump's SOTU quotes...until finding out they're actually Obama's

fromCampusReform/YouTube: Some students reacted negatively to quotes they believed were from President Donald Trump’s recent State of the Union Address, until realizing they were actually quoting Barack Obama.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Leave right now or arm yourself to the teeth: life in Caracas

fromBloomberg: A frightening look at end-stage socialism in Venezuela.
Economic Policy Statism Versus The Free Market     Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Vacant lots, empty homes and dying orchards on bullet train route attract squatters, vandals and thieves

fromLATimes: State lawmakers believe parents who homeschool their children are more likely to become child abusers and should be subjected to involuntary home visits to prove they are acceptable parents.
Economic Policy Statism Versus The Free Market     Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Proof that 50 years of drug policy is based on lies

fromTheDailyBell: More terrifying than monsters, murderers, snakes, and rats: politicians. They create horror stories that go on for decades. And their tales are real.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

VIDEO: Milton Friedman - Enemies of the Free Market

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Professor Friedman identifies the two primary enemies of economic freedom.
Economic Policy Statism Versus The Free Market