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Showing posts with label police brutality. Show all posts

Dec 11, 2018


Trump’s attorney general pick William Barr rejects separation of church and state

fromPatheos: Barr constructed the current drug war and the punitive criminal justice system. His appointment is not good news.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Silicon Valley morphing into the morality police

fromCreators: Tech giants use their near-monopoly powers to censor any thoughts they do not approve.
Media Bias on Parade       Indoctrination and Censorship

What’s the matter with Portland?

fromRonPaulInstitute: The prosperous city has become the epicenter for antifa lunatics and the political violence they routinely deploy.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

How Phoenix explains a rise in police violence: It’s the civilians’ fault

fromRonPaulInstitute: The prosperous city has become the epicenter for antifa lunatics and the political violence they routinely deploy.
Police State America

Supreme Court sides with Planned Parenthood in funding fight

fromCNN: Robed lawyers decide that the Constitution protects funding to politically correct organizations, even though it is nowhere to be found in the document and prohibited by the Tenth Amendment.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery     The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency

As marijuana industry grows, modern chefs tackle edible weed

fromNBCNews: Edibles spending in Canada and the United States topped $1 billion in 2017 and is projected to grow more than $4.1 billion by 2022, analysts say.
The Pursuit of Happiness

Dec 9, 2018


The Russia investigation is about criminalizing peace

fromRonPaulInstitute: The mainstream left and state serving-media voices are trying to gaslight an entire generation into believing any candidate that wants peace with Russia may be a foreign conspirator.
Defense Versus The War Machine

Taxpayers to be held liable after cops tortured man strapped to a chair with pepper spray

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: A judge has refused to dismiss excessive force claims against police after multiple officers were seen on video surrounding a man in a restraint chair and hitting him with pepper spray in his face.
Police State America

Feds received whistleblower evidence in 2017 alleging Clinton Foundation wrongdoing

fromTheHill: Is the Clinton family charity really the international do-gooder that earned a perfect four-star rating from Charity Navigator, or does it suffer from corruption and illegalities as conservatives allege?
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

VIDEO: Fake News Reports: The Migrant Caravan

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Perhaps nothing is more illustrative of media bias than coverage of the migrant caravan. Tucker Carlson, Buck Sexton.
Media Bias on Parade

When nonviolence isn't enough

fromReason: Does the right to self-defense apply against agents of the state?
The Government is Not Us

The violence against women act is an insult to fairness

fromTheDailyCaller: from Wendy McElroy: "Any legislation that benefits one gender at the expense of another or one race at the expense of another is invalid on its face, and it should be rejected."
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Dec 3, 2018


Yes, you have the right to talk back to the government, but it could get you killed

fromReason: “The freedom of individuals verbally to oppose or challenge police action without thereby risking arrest is one of the principal characteristics by which we distinguish a free nation from a police state.”
Police State America

High Court rules whites have to give their land to black South Africans without compensation

fromReason: South Africa's High Court rejected a legal challenge today brought by a group representing white farmers against President Cyril Ramaphosa's plans for land expropriation without compensation.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Details of the horrible carbon tax bill

fromHawaiiFreePress: The IRS and EPA will develop a cozy relationship to siphon cash from the vat of taxpayer funds for what the bill calls "Administrative Expenses" and "Other Administrative Expenses."
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

America is addicted to outrage. Is there a cure?

fromWallStreetJournal: A healthy society reserves anger for special occasions. Today taking 
offense has become a reflex.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Cop who enters wrong apartment and kills man is indicted for murder

fromCNN: A rare instance where a grand jury holds a police officer accountable for a wrongful death. Grand juries indict less than ten percent of cops brought before them.
Police State America     Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Gun control advocates in California now want to tax semi-automatic firearms

fromTownhall: Right now, it's unclear what the tax would look like but Levine's chief-of-staff said they're considering a $25 fee per firearm, which is similar to Chicago and Seattle's tax. 
2nd Amendment Assaults

Nov 30, 2018


Profitable penalties imperil justice

fromReason: Forfeit a $42,000 Land Rover for a minor drug offense? The Supreme Court is now looking at law enforcement's shameless policing for profit scheme.
Police State America     Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

What government scientists are doing to make their insane extreme climate forecasts

fromEconomicJournal: Dr. Patrick Michaels, director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute, discusses the parameterization of the models, the cherry-picking that goes on and the skewed incentives.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Man who bit off cops finger free after jail beating video is revealed

fromDailyMail: Registered sex offender who chomped off piece of cop's finger and swallowed it is ACQUITTED after jail surveillance footage shows officers pinning him down and beating him.
Police State America     Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

VIDEO: This Stupid F*king Caravan

fromDailyMail: That stupid migrant caravan that Obama and the Left contended was "a lie" is now arriving.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

8 Shocking demographic trends which will greatly shape America’s future

fromEndofAmericanDream: We are witnessing a fundamental transformation of America.  Some welcome the changes that are happening, while others are greatly resisting them.  But one thing is very clear – the United States is a very different place than it was 40 or 50 years ago.

Mueller’s RussiaGate probe: Conflicts, presuppositions and special interests

fromDisobedientMedia: Rep Louie Gohmert: “Mueller has a long and sordid history of illicitly targeting innocent people that is a stain upon the legacy of American jurisprudence.”
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

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

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 17, 2018


The cure for homelessness

fromMises: One of most fascinating aspects of progressives is the blindness they display to the adverse consequences of their very own government programs.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market         The Welfare State: Promoting Dependence

VIDEO: Charles Murray - Regulation Nation: A Strategy to Fight Back

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Charles Murray puts forward a strategy to confront regulatory state tyranny.
Regulation Nation

Congress just passed a $150 billion spending package without any consideration for looming deficit

fromReason: Just days after the latest CBO projections showed the deficit getting worse, Congress signs off on another bi-partisan spending increase.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

The game is rigged: Congress invites no consumer privacy advocates to its consumer privacy hearing

fromEFF: The upcoming hearing at the Senate Commerce Committee may be the launch pad for this strategy of undoing stronger state laws.
The Government is Not Us         Government is Watching Every Move You Make

WATCH: Cops dump 17 rounds into ‘good samaritan’ veteran as he tried to break up a fight

fromReason: A father of three and a Navy veteran was gunned down by two police officers as he tried to be a good Samaritan and break up a fight outside of a Portland bar. As usual, the cops are excused of accountability.
Police State America

Google caught on camera showing its bias

fromReason: The video within the article is evidence of the tech elitists who believe they should control what citizens see in searches so that Trump's trashed and all the successful things go unseen. 
Media Bias on Parade

August 15, 2018


Divide & conquer on full display as media devotes days of attention to 20 white nationalists in DC

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: For days, the mainstream media has been devoted to promoting the protest of 20 white nationalists in D.C. showing their relentless attempt to push divide on Americans.
Media Bias on Parade    Indoctrination and Censorship

Clinton Foundation tax return shows it's a scam

fromInformationClearingHouse: Hardly a shocker but less than 3 percent went to charity.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

How Google still tracks you even when “location history” is turned off

fromActivistPost: Android and iPhone users may be under the impression that Google is not tracking their location data if they’ve turned off “Location History” on their devices. Wrong. It's all there waiting for search warrant.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

More than 100 newspapers will publish editorials decrying Trump's anti-press rhetoric

fromCNN: This makes Trump even more attractive as the bulk of the American public has a low opinion regarding the veracity of the mainstream media.
Media Bias on Parade

Ending police brutality starts with firing dangerous cops

fromHuffPost: We have to make it easier to fire dangerous cops, the ones who pose a threat to communities and to the profession.
Police State America

Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners

fromAP: Signs will be posted at stations warning passengers of body scanner screening. The screening process is voluntary but customers who choose not to be screened won't be able to ride on the subway.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

August 6, 2018


Survey shows shocking percentage of Americans are unable to name a single First Amendment right

fromIJR: Of the more than 1,000 people surveyed in May and June of this year, only one person was able to name all five First Amendment rights. A whopping 40 percent, however, couldn't name any.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Trump pumps the brakes on Obama-era fuel standards

fromReason: The administrations proposal will make cars more affordable and save lives.
Regulation Nation

Former federal state prosecutor worries about jury nullification In Manafort trial

fromNPR: Many statists worry the jury could see through their tyrannical strong-arm tactics and blatant political persecution and the judge isn't helping.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Feds spend $1.1 million creating apps for transwomen and gay teens with ‘hooking up simulations’

fromWashingtonFreeBeacon: Your tax dollars at work. You are now subsidizing T3, a "sex-positive" app targeting black men ages 14 to 17 who have sex with men.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery       The Government is Not Us

WATCH: Cop walks up to unarmed man, shoots him in the face then plants a weapon on him

fromFreeThoughtProject: A cop tried to claim an unarmed man tried to rob him but video shows the cop shoot the victim in the face and then plant a weapon on him.
Police State America

Criminal investigation launched against Detroit cop who was filmed beating a naked woman in a hospital

fromDailyMail: The officer is on paid suspension. It was announced that a criminal investigation has been launched.
Police State America

July 30, 2016

TSA tracking regular travelers like terrorists in secret surveillance program

fromTheBostonGlobe: Welcome to the Quiet Skies.  
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

VIDEO: Carter Page - The Pretense to Spy on the Trump Campaign

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: The Obama administration’s DOJ and FBI deployed a phony Clinton-DNC paid dossier as a pretense to spy on Page, the Trump campaign and then launch the Mueller probe.  
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Hilarious straw ban memes hit on the dark truth that all laws require force

fromReason: Straw banners will soon have to answer for all the people fined, arrested, or even jailed for violating their petty prohibitions.  
Regulation Nation

Burro-eato! Donkey herds are dwindling as hungry Venezuelans slaughter them for food

fromMiamiHerald: End stage socialism is a terrible thing to witness.  
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Dad guilty of manslaughter for pointing gun at a cop who then shot and killed his 12-year-old daughter

fromDailyMail: They kill his daughter, then send him to prison. Twisted justice always favors the state.  
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of education: The homeschooling option

fromTownhall: Americans have lost faith in the public school system. Only 36 percent of U.S. parents have a “great deal” of support for public schools, according to a 2017 study by Gallup.  
Indoctrination and Censorship

July 18, 2016

Rand Paul: "Trump Derangement Syndrome" has gone over the top and people have lost the big picture

fromRealClearPolitics: The big picture is that we should be engaged with Russia. We have serious conflicts in various parts of the globe. It would be a mistake not to have open lines of communication with them.  
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Walter E Williams: Our rules of the game: US Constitution

fromCreators: We should demand that Supreme Court justices act as referees and enforce the U.S. Constitution.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle         The Pursuit of Happiness

Starbucks bans plastic straws, winds up using more plastic

fromReason: A Reason investigation reveals that the coffee giant's new cold drink lids use more plastic than the old straw/lid combo. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

U.S. to make more drugs easily available, cutting role docs play

fromBloomberg: An excellent move that should have been done long ago. BTW, these drugs are available now at AllDayChemist.com, SwissPharmacy.com and others. 
Regulation Nation

The Left’s outrage over Trump-Putin diplomacy shows brainwashing power of 2-party system

fromFreeThoughtProject: To the new left and the neocons, war is the only answer and if you attempt to prevent it through diplomacy, you are committing treason. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption 

Police kill man with bulldozer over 10 marijuana plants

fromReason: Drug war absurdity meets police recklessness. 
Police State America        The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

July 16, 2016

The Constitution is not neutral: courts of justice should not act like courts of order

fromTheRutherfordInstitute: We no longer have a representative government, a rule of law, or justice. Liberty has fallen to legalism. Freedom has fallen to fascism. Justice has become jaded, jaundiced and just plain unjust. 
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process     The Government is Not Us

Why a Democratic City council is working with a Republican congress to overturn a minimum wage bill

fromReason:Restaurant workers and bartenders generally opposed the minimum wage ballot initiative, which passed despite their opposition.
Regulation Nation       Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Walter E Williams - The Collective Value of Individual Self Interest

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Economics professor Walter E Williams delivers another powerful lesson about intentions and incentives.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Jury nullifies Georgia weed law, finds man not guilty despite admittedly growing marijuana

fromFreeThoughtProject: A marijuana user was found not guilty of drug charges—not because he didn't do what he was accused of, but because the jury disagreed with the law.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange        Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

After the dog told the cops it was ok to perform a warrantless search, they find some pot and toss the guy in jail for contempt charges because he won't unlock his phones and give cops evidence of drug possession

fromTechDirt: There's a Fifth Amendment case developing in Tampa, Florida revolving around cellphones, passcodes, and contempt charges.
Police State America      The Government is Not Us

Place your bets: legal sports gambling is coming to these six states in 2018

fromForbes: Before this year, you could only place legal wagers on single sporting events in the United States in one place: Nevada.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

July 13, 2016

How to file a complaint against a police officer

fromRonsSpot: Never … ever…walk into a police station by yourself and try to file a complaint against a police officer. Civilian testers have shown that you may be harassed or falsely arrested for doing so.
Police State America

Walter E Williams: Shooting ourselves in the foot

fromCreators: It's as if you and I were in a rowboat out at sea and I shot a hole in my end of the boat. What should be your response?
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

John Stossel: Dads needed

fromCreators: Warren Farrell was once considered a feminist leader. He hung around with Gloria Steinem and wrote about why men and women should break out of rigid old gender roles. But then, as he learned more ... 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Facebook algorithm flags, removes Declaration of Independence text as hate speech

fromReason: The social media site has a difficult time telling the difference between white nationalist ravings and the writing of Thomas Jefferson.
Indoctrination and Censorship

VIDEO: Rush Limbaugh - Harvard and The Deep State

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Rush Limbaugh relates an interesting article about the linkage between Ivy League schools and The Deep State — one that even transcends partisan politics.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Gambling and drugs may be the cure for Connecticut's ailing economy

fromCNBC: Connecticut’s legislature is considering legalization of sports betting and recreational marijuana, which could potentially generate hundreds of millions in revenue, creating jobs and promoting tourism.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

July 6, 2016

Why I'm teaching my son to break the law

fromReason: Making the world freer is always right, especially when the law is wrong.
The Government is Not Us

Police union calls for banning of books in high school because they mention police brutality

fromFreeThoughtProject: Making the world freer is always right, especially when the law is wrong.
Police State America

School strip-searches 22 sixth-grade girls because a cop thought they were hiding $50 in their underwear

fromReason: It seems government schools are acclimating students to a police state in which they will be treated like human livestock.
The Government is Not Us       Police State America

Trump's case for tariffs is unraveling

fromReason: Automakers, motorcycle manufacturers, the stock market, and even the White House's own analyses are telling Trump to change course.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Sports world fought gambling but now wants money from it

fromReason: Sports has the same relationship with gambling that government has with marijuana. It is immoral and dangerous to the integrity of the sport/nation until an angle for obscene profits is discovered.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Free speech means a free internet — even if Democrats don't like it

fromTheHill: It’s up to Americans to decide which ideas to support or oppose. Political advertising only brings them more ideas to consider — and broadens the parameters of our political debates.
Indoctrination and Censorship      Media Bias on Parade

July 2, 2016

Laws that are 'impossible' to follow can still be Constitutional, says California court

fromTheIntercept: California judges insure the state remains the gold standard for nitwittery, deciding that just because it is impossible to comply with a law doesn’t make it invalid.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process     Regulation Nation    Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Cops arrested a black man. He called them Nazis, so he was charged with a hate crime.

fromReason: "This is not what the hate crime statute was for. This is criminalizing pure speech, and that violates the First Amendment."
Police State America

Marijuana legalization is having its best year ever

fromVox: From Canada to Vermont to Oklahoma to California, this has been a huge year for legalization advocates.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Shocking moment a cop uses a stun gun on a suspect sitting on a curb who WAS following police orders

fromTheDailyMail:     Video shows a Lancaster, Pennsylvania police officer deploy his Taser on a nonviolent man complying with orders.
Police State America

The wiretap rooms

fromTheIntercept: The NSA’s hidden spy hubs in eight U.S. cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Home builders are building smaller homes because of Trump's tariffs

fromEconomicPolicyJournal: Lumber is the biggest component of a new home. An average house last year had more than $60,000 in wood products. Since early last year, lumber costs have shot up by more than 60 percent.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

June 26, 2016

VIDEO: The Disgraceful Origins of America's War on Drugs

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From the History Channel, a look at what really initiated the war on drugs. This is NOT what the government put on the front porch for the goats to consume.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Citizenship checkpoints start to spread across the Constitution-free zone

fromActivistPost: It is slowly beginning to dawn on people that when you restrict the freedoms of certain groups, that arbitrary system of oppression eventually boomerangs back upon you.
The Government is Not Us    Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

The final assault in the war on cash

fromZeroHedge: If you value sound money, political freedom, limited government, taxation with representation, enterprise and privacy… then you’re going to hate this preview of coming attractions.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: How Government Makes Air Travel More Dangerous

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: A look at hiring practices instituted by the Obama administration that rewards unemployment and ignorance of science while punishing military experience and education to promote diversity.
Regulation Nation       The Government is Not Us

Why they hate Tucker Carlson

fromAntiWar: No one is allowed to dissent from the official Establishment line and Carlson is the sworn enemy of lying, pomposity, smugness, and groupthink.
Indoctrination and Censorship       Media Bias on Parade

Judge rules cop can be sued for tasering teen’s genitals on video until he died

fromFreeThoughtProject: Despite police union protests, a federal judge has ruled that a police officer acted with excessive force when he tasered a teen's genitals—repeatedly—until the teen eventually died. 
Police State America

June 23, 2016

VIDEO: Trey Gowdy - Inside the IG Report - Corruption@FBI 14

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: June 19, 2018: In a highly revealing sequence, Inspector General Michael Horowitz is grilled by Senator Trey Gowdy on his extensive report regarding corruption within the FBI. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

After the IG report, let’s kill the FBI while we can

fromReason: It’s time for this intrusive, politicized, and overly powerful agency to be dumped.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Taxpayers shell out $2 million after video showed cop kill innocent mom while trying to kill her dog

fromFreeThoughtProject: A family has finally won a settlement in the tragic death of their mother, but the only people held liable for the cop who tried to kill a dog and killed an innocent mother instead—are the taxpayers.
Police State America

Overzealous cop mows down pedestrian while attempting traffic stop

fromTheDailyBell: From the article: "To cover the cop’s tracks, the police and media tried to blame the victim."
Police State America

CA Judge: Twitter can be sued for falsely advertising they allow free speech

fromSHTFPlan: They may no longer be able to pretend regulated speech is free speech.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Eliminate, don't expand, electric vehicle credit

fromReason: Congress should resist the call of special interests.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

June 21, 2016

Horowitz reveals that Comey Is under DOJ investigation over mishandling classified info

fromZeroHedge: “We received a referral on that from the FBI,” We are handling that referral and we will issue a report when the matter is complete."
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Walter E Williams: Blind to real problems

fromCreators: "Instead of admitting that racism has declined, we (blacks) argue all the harder that it is still alive and more insidious than ever. We hold race up to shield us from what we do not want to see in ourselves."
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Obama’s silky lie and FBI bias in the Clinton investigation

fromChicagoTribune: Obama’s lie was told in 2015, when Obama was asked by CBS’ Bill Plante when he learned Mrs. Clinton had used an unsecured email server.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

John Stossel: Patriarchy defender

fromCreators: How dare Jordan Peterson tell men there is value in the old-fashioned ideal of being a responsible, tough individual, not just a sensitive, passive person.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

At least one judge in Brooklyn knows how to stop police brutality

fromAboveTheLaw: He'll probably get smacked down by our statist Supreme Court though.
Police State America

Homeland Security's new database could chill speech, deter free association

fromIfex: Our founders designed a system where the government was servant to the people. Now, a system is being put in place to achieve just the opposite.
The Government is Not Us

June 11, 2016

Social Security and Medicare going broke even faster than projected

fromSchiffGold: For the first time since 1982, Social Security will have to dip into its $3 trillion trust fund in order to cover benefits this year. The program’s expenses will exceed its revenue three years earlier than projected.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Berkeley scholar admits "climate change has run its course"

fromZeroHedge: Treating climate change as a planet-scale problem that could be solved only by an international regulatory scheme transformed the issue into a political creed for committed believers.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Trade clash: EU to hit US with $3.3 billion in tariffs next month

fromCNNMoney: Americans are about to start paying for Trump's economic misconceptions.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Jerry Brown wants to tax drinking water

fromTheDailyCaller: The California governor will not be happy until every penny you earn is transferred to the politicians who run the state.
The Government is Not Us      Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Cops swarm and beat a black man unconscious in Arizona for no apparent reason

fromTheDailyMail: Robert Johnson was beaten unconscious by members of the Mesa Police Department because he "wouldn't sit down", though the law prohibiting standing was not provided.
The Government is Not Us      Police State America

Venezuela’s oil meltdown defies belief

fromWolfStreet: The problems for Venezuela continue to mount, and the news that it is considering force majeure points to a more catastrophic decline in production and exports.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

May 17, 2016

Supreme Court strikes down federal law that prohibited states from legalizing sports gambling

fromReason: “A more direct affront to state sovereignty is not easy to imagine.”
The War Against Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Seattle plans to punish the productive in order to subsidize bums

fromDailyMail: Democrats take care of their constituency. Seattle will tax companies including Amazon and Starbucks $275 per employee to provide shelter for the homeless in $48million scheme.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

The issue is liberty, not gambling

fromTheWallStreetJournal: The high court takes a rare stand in defense of the Tenth Amendment.
The War Against Unapproved Voluntary Exchange     Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

The University of New Hampshire earns FIRE’s top rating for free speech

fromFosters: The free exchange of ideas continues to survive in some quarters.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Stop asking what happened before someone started filming police brutality

fromTheIntercept: Most folks don't wear camcorders and only start filming when things start turning ugly.
Police State America

Justices Thomas and Gorsuch just hinted they would end privacy as we know it

fromTheDailyBeast: The rights of the individual continue to shrink as the authority of the government continues to expand, as Thomas and Gorsuch seem to have joined the parade.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process