Showing posts with label individual liberty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label individual liberty. Show all posts

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.”

February 7, 2020


Police have no duty to protect you, federal court affirms yet again

fromMises: “Police can watch someone attack you, refuse to intervene and not violate the Constitution.” The Supreme Court has repeatedly held that the government has only a duty to protect persons who are “in custody.”
Police State America

Iowa might have screwed up the whole nomination process

fromFiveThirtyEight.: "There’s a good chance that the candidates who did well in Iowa get screwed, and the candidates who did poorly there get a mulligan." The Iowa vote count was a Hillary Clinton production.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Red flag nation: anti-gun laws, sanctuary cities and the Second Amendment

fromRutherfordInstitute: Even the most well-intentioned government law or program can be—and has been—perverted, corrupted and used to advance illegitimate purposes once profit and power are added to the equation.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Here's the medical marijuana ad CBS Banned From Super Bowl Broadcast

fromTMZ: Though ads pimping booze were in abundance.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

This may be the end of Iowa's political clout

fromNewser: Many predicting the end of the state's first-in-the-nation voting status. Without the usual parade of pandering politicians, ethanol may be in trouble four years from now.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption            Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

BREAKING: Punxsutawney to retire Phil the groundhog, replace him with Greta Thunberg

fromWattsUpWithThat: If globally respected child climate forecaster Greta Thunberg sees her shadow it will be an early and warm spring aided by climate change. If she doesn't, the world will end in 12 years.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

February 5, 2020


The state owns you: The problem with "national service"

fromMises: Rather than attempt to persuade people that they ought to join the military or sign up for community service, the first instinct of draft supporters is to use coercion.
The Government is Not Us

America's self-inflicted wound: The war on drugs has been a 100 year war on our neighbors

fromMilwaukeeIndependent: For more than a century, the U.S. has worked to build a harsh global drug prohibition regime – grounded in draconian laws, enforced by pervasive policing, and punished with mass incarceration.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

New Jersey is now the 16th state to require convictions for civil forfeiture

fromForbes: But sadly, policing for profit continues to trample rights in the other 34 states.
Police State America

Lindsey Graham wants to use mistrust of big Tech to destroy your right to online privacy

fromFreedomBunker: Online platforms would have to "earn" speech protections by compromising encryption—
all in the name of fighting child porn.
The Government is Not Us

A new backlash to gun control begins in Virginia

fromNewYorker: Activists at a gun-rights rally in Richmond last week called Virginia, a state with a pro-gun tradition now on the brink of passing restrictions, “the canary in the coal mine.”
2nd Amendment Assaults

Mark Levin interviews Walter E Williams

fromFoxNews: From Life, Liberty and Levin, Mark probes the mind of Dr. Williams regarding capitalism and the future of liberty.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle          Economic Policy: Statism Vs The Free Market

September 13, 2019


The secret history of the monopolization of welfare by the state

fromAIER: Left out of today’s public discourse is the issue that guided classical liberals in the 19th century: should people be free or shall they be coerced to do what others consider to be “the right thing”?

NRA sues San Francisco over terrorist declaration

fromABCNews: "...accuses city officials of violating the gun lobby's free speech rights for political reasons and says the city is seeking to blacklist anyone associated with the NRA."
2nd Amendment Assaults

Climate change has been a routine scare tactic since the 1930's

fromArmstrongEconomics: It has long been a ploy of the socialist left to demean and destroy the concept of private property with apocalyptic predictions.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

John Bolton left because Trump wouldn’t let him start a war

fromVox: There was always going to be a conflict between Trump’s “America First” and Bolton’s “America Everywhere.”
Defense Versus The War Machine

9/11 Solidified the Destruction of Our Freedom

fromFFF: The saddest thing about 9/11 is how American politicians allowed a band of terrorists to successfully destroy American freedom.
The Government is Not Us

Flynn hearing reveals existence of bombshell DOJ memo exonerating Michael Flynn

fromSaraCarter: A bombshell revelation was barely noticed at Michael Flynn’s hearing, when his counsel revealed the existence of a Justice Department memo from Jan. 30, 2017 exonerating Flynn of any collusion with Russia.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

June 26, 2019


As war drums beat for Iran, remember, lies and propaganda started nearly every war in US history

fromFreeThoughtProject: As the media and government continue to push for an all out war with Iran, remember that these same people have been caught repeatedly lying to start nearly every war in US history.
Defense Versus The War Machine          Indoctrination and Censorship

Walter E Williams: Reparations for slavery

fromCreators: If money alone were the answer, the many issues facing a large segment of the black community would have been solved.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market          Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Bernie Sanders wants to cancel all student debt and make college free, at a cost of $2.2 trillion

fromReason: The economic illiterate just outbid Elizabeth Warren's attempt to buy the student vote.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption             Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Here's how a bird started a fire at a California solar farm

fromBNNBloomberg: Solar farms have been proven to be an efficient means of electrocuting birds and starting fires, in addition to being an eyesore to the California landscape.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

VIDEO: Walter E Williams - A Tyrant's Recipe for Cooking a Frog

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: To take away the liberty of Americans, politicians must first know how to cook a frog.

June 18, 2019


Beneath the anti-Trump rage is an irrational fear of freedom

fromActivistPost: An irrational fear of individual liberty is widespread among progressives, and it’s consistent with their view that government must have a hand in just about every single thing we do.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

DOJ bloodhounds on the scent of John Brennan

fromConsortiumNews: The day of reckoning for Brennan, Comey and Clapper is fast approaching, as Mr. Barr begins shining light under government rocks.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

This Assange supporter excoriating the press Is the best thing you’ll watch all day

fromCaitlinJohnstone: America’s free speech rights are among the most protective in the world. We should take pride in them, but we must also protect them through the decisions we make every day.
Indoctrination and Censorship           Media Bias on Parade

Walter E Williams: How to create conflict

fromTownhall: "Too many Americans want government to grow and have more power over our lives. That means conflict among us is going to rise.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

The answer to the social media conundrum will not come from government

fromActivistPost: America’s free speech rights are among the most protective in the world. We should take pride in them, but we must also protect them through the decisions we make every day.
Indoctrination and Censorship                 Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Facebook's secret 'hate agent' formula leaked by insider

fromZeroHedge: If you praise the wrong individual, interview them, or appear at events alongside them, Facebook may categorize you as a “hate agent.”

June 3, 2019


The predictable fate of Julian Assange: An assault against liberty

fromLewRockwell: The American herd will likely never understand the monstrous risk and extreme danger in what is being done to Julian Assange.
Indoctrination and Censorship        Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Is AOC a white supremacist?

fromMises: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may have exposed her true self, unleashing something so awful, so disgusting, so fascist and racist that it likely left many of her viewers triggered and in need of a safe space. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Illinois is on the verge of legalizing marijuana. Here Is what the bill would do

fromReason: New York legislators also are taking another shot at legalization. 
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

The welfare state is tearing Sweden apart

fromMises: Forced multiculturalism increases polarization and tribalism along the most basic, and most easily recognized dividing lines. 
The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency

Dershowitz: Shame on Robert Mueller for exceeding his role

fromTheHill: No prosecutor should ever say or do anything for the purpose of helping one party or the other. 

May 6, 2019


Extradition of Julian Assange threatens us all

fromConsortiumNews:  Even if charges are later dropped, governments still win because the tactics used damage the truth teller professionally, financially, socially and psychologically, and foreseeably chill other whistleblowers.
Indoctrination and Censorship

VIDEO: Victor Davis Hanson: How Mueller Put the Deep State at risk

fromLibertyPen/YouTube:  Sex trafficking—especially when it comes to young girls has become the fastest growing business in organized crime and the most-lucrative commodity traded illegally after drugs and guns.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Red flag laws and individual rights

fromAmericanThinker:  ‘Red flag’ laws brazenly violate the Second, Fourth, and Fifth Amendments of the United States Constitution.  ‘Red flag’ laws cannot and should not ever be enforced.

Less food, higher bills, colder houses, less travel: UK government’s prescription for climate action

fromWattsUpWithThat:  You would think a country with rapidly worsening rates of child poverty would have other priorities than worrying about what the weather will be like in 50 years time.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

The essence of evil: Sex with children has become big business in America

fromRutherfordInstitute:  Sex trafficking—especially when it comes to young girls has become the fastest growing business in organized crime and the most-lucrative commodity traded illegally after drugs and guns.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Department identifies the cops who shot 3 kids in face, while trying to kill fleeing suspect

fromFreeThoughtProject:  We now know that the suspect did not fire on police before police opened fire on the truck full of children. The officers are now on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

Feb 13, 2019


Rights and non-rights: a simple way to distinguish the two

fromFEE:  It’s readily apparent today that Americans are of widely different views on what a right is, how many we have, where rights come from, or why we have any in the first place.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle 

Some Washington sheriffs refuse to enforce new gun laws

fromABCNews:  Sheriffs in a dozen Washington counties say they won't enforce the state's sweeping new restrictions on semi-automatic rifles until the courts decide whether they are constitutional.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Police can seize cash in the mail. An innocent man found out the hard way.

fromGreenvilleNews:  Not since the days of the Sheriff of Nottingham have cops so openly practiced state-sponsored theft.
Police State America

Senator files '420' marijuana bill to legalize it federally

fromForbes:  The proposal would remove it from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), impose more taxes on sales and create a system of permits for businesses to engage in cannabis commerce.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Study: voter ID laws don’t stop people voting

fromFreeBeacon:  Strict voter ID laws do not suppress turnout, a new paper finds, regardless of sex, race, Hispanic identity, or party affiliation.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Abuse of Force: Body camera video shows man tased 11 times by officers in Arizona

fromKSHBKansasCity:  Multiple independent law enforcement experts, who agreed to review the incident, said the officers’ conduct was unlawful, potentially criminal.

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 11, 2019


'Traditional masculinity' deemed harmful, could lead to sexual harassment, medical group says

fromBaltimoreSun: For the first time in its history, the American Psychological Association declares that so-called “traditional masculinity” not only is “harmful” but also could lead to homophobia and sexual harassment.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Major university sued for Orwellian, unconstitutional restrictions on free speech

fromWashingtonExaminer: Once-venerable institutions, committed to the pursuit of truth and the other eminent tenets are now thoroughly overrun by an upstart class of petty, would-be authoritarians.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Raising age to buy tobacco would be costly — to individual liberty

fromBaltimoreSun: If citizens are considered mature enough at 18 to make the most important decision we have in our country — the casting of the vote — then why do you think they are not mature enough to buy alcohol?
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle       Regulation Nation

Walter E Williams: Black education: A glimmer of hope

fromCreators: The most crucial input for a child's education cannot be provided by schools or politicians. 
Indoctrination and Censorship

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - Family Matters (4 min)

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From Tucker Carlson Tonight, Tucker touches upon matters of family.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Woman’s march cancelled: participants had the wrong skin color

fromDailyBell: Too many uppity white women ruin the optics of what was supposed to be a diversity celebration.

Jan 3, 2019


Prices rise as the minimum wage increases in several states

fromAP: Arbitrary increases in the cost of labor gouge into the limited resources of the poor, making them even more dependent on government.
Economic Policy Versus The Free Market     The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency     Regulation Nation

New Washington gun laws spark defiance

fromKomoNews: Washington rolled out a new law barring anyone under the age of 21, including military personnel, from purchasing a semi-automatic rifle on Tuesday.
2nd Amendment Assaults

VIDEO: Rand Paul - Pulling out of Syria

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: An explanation of why pulling out of Syria is essential.
Defense Versus The War Machine

44 numbers from 2018 that are almost too crazy to believe

fromTheEconomicCollapse: Was 2018 everything that you expected it to be?  Every year contains surprises, but 2018 truly turned out to be a year that we will never forget.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Trump administration sets record for lowest number of regulations

fromAmericanThinker: An undeniable success of the Trump administration has been a radical altering of the mindset of federal agencies when it comes to creating new regulations.
Regulation Nation

Democracy Is a threat to individual liberty

from71Republic: Democracy is flawed when it comes to protecting the rights of the individual, but is successful in restricting those rights.

Dec 19, 2018


A crisis in the making: Know your rights or you will lose them

fromTheRutherfordInstitute: We are approaching critical mass, the point at which all hell breaks loose. The government is pushing us ever closer to a constitutional crisis.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Why Banks will shut you down for nothing that is actually Illegal

fromArmstongEconomics: The government fines banks if its customers are caught doing wrong incentivizing the process of ditching customers who use cash instead of conveniently trackable credit cards.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

73% of top U.S. universities do not guarantee the presumption of innocence in sexual misconduct trials

fromReason: The long-held judicial concept known as the presumption of innocence is now hopelessly out-of-style. At college campuses, it must take a back seat to #MeToo feelgoodism. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery    Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Report: 9 in 10 colleges restrict free speech

fromWatchDog.Org: Ninety percent of public and private higher education institutions in the U.S. restrict the speech of their faculty and students, according to a new report produced by FIRE.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Democracy Is a threat to individual liberty

from71Republic: Democracy is flawed when it comes to protecting the rights of the individual, but is successful in restricting those rights.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Mueller destroyed messages from Peter Strzok's iPhone; OIG recovers 19,000 new "FBI lovebird" texts

fromZeroHedge: Nothing to see here! After Strzok was kicked off the special counsel investigation, Mueller's Records Officer scrubbed Strzok's iPhone after determining "it contained no substantive text messages." 

Nov 19, 2018


Democrat calls for gun confiscation, suggests nuking Americans who fight back

fromDailyWire: Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) suggested using nuclear weapons against American citizens who oppose his far-left gun control agenda, which includes forcing Americans to give up their semi-automatic weapons.
2nd Amendment Assaults

A new sanctuary city for Second Amendment rights

fromMother Jones: In the city of Republic, Washington, the police chief is refusing to enforce new state gun restrictions and the mayor backs him up.
2nd Amendment Assaults

How the Washington Post idiotically tried to use Elvis’s medal of freedom as proof of Trump’s racism

fromRedState: Trump Derangement Syndrome knows no bounds.
Media Bias on Parade

Prosecution of Julian Assange for publishing documents poses grave threats to press freedom

fromTheIntercept: Arguments justifying the Trump administration’s prosecution of Assange are grounded in a combination of legal ignorance, factual falsehoods, and dangerous authoritarianism.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

The first step in the fight for criminal justice reform

fromCreators: It has finally dawned on lawmakers that all those years of imposing mandatory minimum sentences were largely to blame for our grossly over-bloated prisons.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Trump’s Nominee to replace Kavanaugh Is a staunch defender of dwarf-tossing

fromMotherJones: She recognizes the right of the dwarf to be tossed.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Nov 17, 2018


Rand Paul: Next A.G. must defend individual liberty from power-hungry deep state

fromBreitbart: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) offered his thoughts on who should replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions during an interview with Breitbart News Deputy Political Editor Amanda House.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption    Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

The Pentagon fails its first comprehensive audit

fromReason: According to Deputy Secretary Patrick Shanahan, no one expected it to pass anyway.
Defense Versus The War Machine

Venezuela is rolling out a new ID card manufactured in China that can track, reward, and punish citizens

fromBusinessInsider: The ID transmits data about cardholders to government computer servers, and is increasingly linked to subsidized food, health, and other social programs most Venezuelans rely on to survive.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

CNN’s Acosta back at White House after judge’s ruling

fromAP: Anti-Trump reporter Jim Acosta, CNN’s chief White House correspondent, was back in the saddle this afternoon. However, the White House said it would be developing new rules for orderly press conferences.
Media Bias on Parade

US gov’t accidentally reveals they’re charging Julian Assange

fromFreeThoughtProject: The US government accidentally copied and pasted information from sealed documents indicating that they have already charged Julian Assange for his journalism.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

British school bans expensive coats so poor students won't 'feel stigmatized'

fromReason: Bans like these just encourage a victim mentality.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Nov 9, 2018


The West is failing Julian Assange

fromConsortiumNews: Let’s start with the cat. You never would have thought one of these beloved felines would play a crucial role in the Julian Assange case, would you?
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Three Cheers for the Return of Divided Government

fromReason: Democrats will be able to check the worst parts of Trump's presidency in a way Republicans never would, but will otherwise be very limited.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

America goes to war

fromUNZ: Some critics are beginning to recognize that the United States has become a country addicted to war and one need look no farther than the federal budget, where everything is being cut except military spending.
Defense Versus The War Machine

A grave threat to private property: civil asset forfeiture is really policing for profit

fromWestHawaiiToday: In a legal process known as civil asset forfeiture, government allows police to seize, then keep or sell any property as long as they allege it was involved in a crime. 
Police State America       Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Jury nullification ensures liberty

fromBillingsGazette: Before the Declaration of Independence was written jurors in the colonies were refusing to enforce King George's laws that they considered unjust. Today that is called jury nullification.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Marijuana legalization had a pretty good election night: won 3, lost 1.

fromVox: Full legalization won in Michigan, and medical legalization won in Missouri and Utah. Reefer madness still rules in North Dakota.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange