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Showing posts with label racism. Show all posts

July 3, 2020


Revolutionary spirit of individual liberty with minimal government embraced America in 1776

fromWashingtonTimes: What once was a government that needed the consent of the governed not only to exist but also to do anything is now one that requires of us its permission to do nearly everything.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle              The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - The Fight for Inequality: Racial Division by Design

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Tucker Carlson explains how the concept of equal rights under the law is now openly and blatantly under assault by the left. Discrimination and racial division is now the demand of the mob.
Indoctrination and Censorship

As delayed tax day approaches, consider what you get for your money

fromReason: Do you appreciate the incompetence, in-fighting, obstructionism, authoritarianism, and waste that you pay for?
The Government is Not Us                 Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Black Wisdom Matters - The State of Racism in America

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Thoughtful black commentators look at the state of racism in today's America. Thomas Sowell, Walter E Williams, Jason Riley, Shelby Steele, Larry Elder, Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Lil Wayne.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Want to kill the economy again? Keep threatening more lockdowns.

fromMises: After a period of only one month of "reopening," governments are already enacting new business shutdowns and claiming the authority to engage in these shutdowns indefinitely.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Walter E Williams: An underappreciated American scholar

fromCreators: Thomas Sowell may be underappreciated by the masses, but LibertyPen considers him among the greatest scholars and thinkers of all time.
The Pursuit of Happiness

June 25, 2020


What the data do and don't say about policing and race

fromVolokhConspiracy: Harvard's Roland Fryer argues both Left and Right misunderstand or misrepresent the empirical evidence.
Police State America

The triumph of the country mouse

fromNationalReview: A column by the very excellent Victor Davis Hanson. Cities lose their charms when they’re engulfed in chaos, crime, and mobs — and run by virtue-signaling appeasers.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Andrew Napolitano: The afterlife of America's original sin

fromCreators: You can escape reality. But you cannot escape the consequences of escaping reality. Those consequences will be the inevitable repetition of a past we should never forget.
Indoctrination and Censorship

VIDEO: Black Wisdom Matters - The Promise of Black Politicians

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Thomas Sowell, Jason Riley, Bob Woodson, Walter E Williams and Shelby Steele look at the promises and delivery of politicians representing the ethnic grievance industry.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Was the search warrant for the drug raid that killed Breonna Taylor illegal?

fromReason: The information in the no-knock warrant application was based purely on guilt by association.
Police State America

College to remove word “freedom” from ID cards after petition says it’s offensive to some minorities

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: The students passing around the petition believe “freedom” is offensive to black students who may have had relatives who were slaves 160 years ago. When freedom is vilified, only the state wins.
Indoctrination and Censorship

June 17, 2020


Engineering a race war: Will this be the American police state’s Reichstag fire?

fromRutherfordInstitute: The Deep State, the powers-that-be, want us to turn this into a race war, but this is about so much more than systemic racism. This is the oldest con game in the books, the magician’s sleight of hand.
The Government is Not Us                  Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Democrats clarify that black lives will only matter until November

fromBabylonBee: History indicates that the Democrats only interest in blacks has been to keep them dependent on government and rise to power on their backs.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Why economists are so often accused of being indifferent to social problems

fromMises: "The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups."
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Walter E Williams: Now what?

fromCreators: "Poor people are more dependent on law and order than anyone else. In the face of high crime or social disorder, wealthier people can afford to purchase alarm systems, buy guard dogs, hire guards and, if things get too bad, move to a gated community. Their only protection is an orderly society."
The Government is Not Us

Vermont principal put on leave for not agreeing with Black Lives Matter

fromJonathanTurley: We have never had any organization treated as so inviolate that it cannot be challenged by anyone in their private or personal discourse.
Indoctrination and Censorship

VIDEO: Thomas Sowell - How to Cure Marxism

fromRutherfordInstitute: From Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson, Thomas Sowell tells how he was enticed by Marxism as a youth and how the real world cured that notion.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

May 9, 2020


What happens when you cancel rent, mortgages, and debt?

fromDailyBell: Congress is now considering the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act which would cancel all rent and mortgage payments for the duration of the pandemic, and possibly beyond for up to a year.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Contact tracing – A new tyranny?

fromLibertyNation: Scott D. Cosenza and Mark Angelides question how the world’s governments are handling the roll out of contact tracing?
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Health care workers who volunteered to come to NY will have to pay state income tax, Gov. Cuomo says

fromWTSP: Anyone from outside of New York who stayed to help fight the coronavirus pandemic for more than 14 days will be subject to pay.
The Government is Not Us

When lofty collective notions trample our individual liberty

fromLiveMint: Concepts like ‘the greater good’ could be used to justify clamps on freedom in a post-covid world.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Georgia shooting of Ahmaud Arbery spurs outcry

fromFoxNews: That authorities are only taking this case to a grand jury is evidence of the disgraceful degree of racism allowed to persist in Georgia. Authorities prepping to sweep this under the rug should be fired and charged.
Police State America

Many COVID-19 lockdown rules seem like arbitrary nonsense

fromReason: In a nation of edicts, we serve at the pleasure of the king.
Regulation Nation                     The Government is Not Us

February 24, 2020


Why it's so hard to escape America's "anti-poverty" programs

fromMises: The state has created a permanent underclass.

Rand Paul: End the Afghanistan war and bring our soldiers home

fromNewsweek: Just as government cannot provide absolute safety at home, it cannot guarantee perpetual stability abroad. Nation-building only endangers our troops.
Defense Versus The War Machine

Death by socialized medicine

fromDailyMail: Laura Hillier, 18, died after waiting for a bone marrow transplant during a hospital bed shortage in Canada, despite having willing donors available.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus the Free Market

VIDEO: Ayn Rand - Racism is the Lowest Form of Collectivism

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Ayn Rand identifies the true nature of racism and the steps that can be taken against it.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

California bill would require occupational licenses for porn actors, strippers, cam girls

fromReason: Adult performers are outraged at the proposed licensing requirements.
Regulation Nation

This is what happens when you take 550 doses of LSD at once

fromVice: A mindblower. You don't know what you think you know.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

December 9, 2019


Global warming: A scheme to redistribute wealth

fromPanAmazonSynodwatch: "A climate crisis" says the sign out front. But buried in the back yard is real incentive for a massive government power grab.
The Government is Not Us

Dozens of Virginia counties pass Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions

fromWashingtonExaminer: Counties across the state of Virginia are passing 2nd Amendment sanctuary resolutions in anticipation of strict gun control measures planned by the majority-held Democratic Virginia General Assembly.
2nd Amendment Assaults

VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren - Rewarding Irresponsibility to Fight Racism and Inequality

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: A native American (born here) presidential candidate asserts that student loan debt forgiveness must be enacted because black students are not responsible enough to pay them off.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Transgender activist can’t figure out why he was turned away by gynecologist

fromRealAmericanPundit: When the patient is a real dick, a gynecologist has a right to refuse service
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

New Jersey bill would crack down on both plastic and paper bags

fromReason: If we are governed by consent of the people, New Jersey citizens must be clamoring to have more options taken away from them. Otherwise, we should check our premises.
Regulation Nation

Outrage after police use bystanders as "human shields" in Florida UPS truck shootout

fromZeroHedge:  The police response is now under criticism for not waiting for fewer civilians to be in the line of fire, or establishing contact through a police negotiator, before officers rushed the UPS truck in a blaze of bullets.

September 10, 2019


Why cats pay a lower price for CAT scans in Canada

fromEconomicPolicyJournal: In Canada, with socialized medicine, pets get an immediate MRI; human beings can wait months. The reason: pets are paying customers; humans are not.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - The Student Debt Crisis

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From Tucker Carlson Tonight, the inconvenient truth about student loan debt. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Trump Admin is considering using Amazon Echo to determine if citizens should own a gun

fromDailyCaller: Being considered: a proposal that would use Google, Amazon and Apple to collect data on users who exhibit characteristics of mental illness that could lead to violent behavior.
2nd Amendment Assaults             Government is Watching Every Move You Make

A man spent 82 says in jail on meth charges. The "meth' was actually honey.

fromReason: Government incompetence made an innocent man spend months in jail and lose both of his jobs.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

VIDEO: Thomas Sowell - Race and Economics

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: In excerpts from Tony Brown’s Journal (1984), Dr. Sowell shares timeless insights from his research on the economics of race and culture. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Democrats propose mandatory free speech buyback for dangerous ideas

fromBabylonBee: What the Babylon Bee says today, the Democratic Party will say tomorrow.
Indoctrination and Censorship

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. 

Feb 19, 2019


How 1984 turned into an instruction manual

fromTheDailyBell:  One of the key themes from George Orwell’s dystopic novel 1984 is that the Party can do and say whatever it wants. And more importantly, you must believe it, with all your heart. No matter how absurd.
The Government is Not Us

Wayne Allyn Root: Democrats can't hide crazy

fromCreators:  Why is Donald Trump's approval rating surging? Look at what he is compared to.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Walter E Williams: Plunder - An American way of life

fromCreators:  "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it."
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Beyond guilt or innocence, should jurors weigh if law is worth enforcing?

fromChristianScienceMonitor:  Because juror deliberations are private, and rarely discussed afterward, it’s unclear how much nullification may be happening even without juries being instructed.

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.

Dec 15, 2018


Truth and free speech are being taken away from us

fromForeignPolicyJournal: "Moreover, as the claim is that government was harmed by Wikileaks publishing the truth, Assange’s secret indictment sets the precedent that truth is harmful to government."

DEA spy cameras In vacuum cleaners: surveillance state

fromZeroHedge: The government website USASpending.gov reports that "the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) awarded a contract to an American defense company to build a vacuum cleaner for surveillance purposes."
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

The media incentives to align themselves with the state at the expense of truth

fromCaitlinJohnstone: Insightful explanation of the why the mainstream media becomes a statist propaganda tool. 
Media Bias on Parade

Walter E Williams: Acceptable racism

fromCreators: Muhammad Ali had it right when he said: "Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong."
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

It’s in America’s best interests to stop overspending on our military

fromtheFederalist: We spend gobs of money on our military, so what do we get in return? A lot of foreign intervention that has little clear benefit to Americans.
Defense Versus The War Machine

Trump's cluelessness is his best defense against charges that he 'knowingly and willfully' violated law

fromCreators: If Trump did not recognize hush payments to his (alleged) former mistresses as illegal campaign contributions, he is not criminally culpable.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

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 13, 2018


The real winner of the 2018 midterms: individual liberty

fromTheHill: The most important takeaway is that we will have a divided federal government, with the executive branch and Senate controlled by the Republicans and the House controlled by the Democrats.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Civil forfeiture is worse than its proponents proclaim

fromSaltLakeTribune: For the uninitiated, this is a law that allows the government to legally take possession of your property without even having to charge you with commission of a crime, let alone secure a conviction.
Police State America

Pot proponents claim victory, set sights on national legalization

fromNBCNews: "Marijuana has now been legalized for adult use in one out of every five states, so I think it's safe to say federal laws are in need of an update," he said.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - Racism as a Political Tactic

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From Tucker Carlson Tonight, a look at how racism has been reduced to virtually a meaningless political tactic. Christopher Harris.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery     Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Gov’t denies homeless people food by raiding charity, pouring bleach on food to destroy it

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: Earlier this month, the kind folks over at Free Hot Soup Kansas City hosted a picnic at their local park and invited hundreds of homeless people to partake in the food. 
Regulation Nation     The Government is Not Us

DEA and ICE 'are hiding secret cameras inside streetlights and traffic barrels across the country'

fromDailyMail: The US Drug Enforcement Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agencies have hidden a number of covert surveillance cameras inside street lights, according to federal contracting documents.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

September 21, 2018


2 hours in jail for cop who killed Botham Jean. 2 nights for people protesting His Death.

fromReason: The state serves and protects its own agents. The public, not so much. 
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process       Police State America        The Government is Not Us

FBI, DOJ plan redactions despite Trump’s document order

fromBloomberg: So where is Jeff Sessions in all of this? The little rat-faced tyrant is probably too busy spreading lies about medical cannabis to do his job. 
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process     The Government is Not Us

Walter E Williams: Reasoning about race

fromCreators: In ordinary, as well as professional, conversation, we use terms such as discrimination, prejudice, racial preferences and racism interchangeably, as if they referred to the same behavior. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

New e-cigarette restrictions could be lethal

fromReason: The state serves and protects its own agents. The public, not so much. 
Regulation Nation

Medical marijuana patients decry state crackdown on pot purchases

fromOregonLive: The shameless government in Oregon, angry that citizens went over their heads with a cannabis-legalizing proposition, refuses to stop harassing medical users by pretending to fight the black market. 
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange        The Government is Not Us

Why the elites prefer a centralized legal system

fromMises: In America's beginning, the vast majority of legal matters were extremely localized. And it stayed that way up until the ruling class decided they wanted the power dictate. 
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process        The Government is Not Us

August 25, 2018


52.1% of kids live in households getting means-tested government assistance

fromCNSNews: Will they be called The Welfare Generation? Today,  growing up in a country where the majority of their peers live in households that take "means-tested assistance" from the government.
The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency

Let there be light bulbs! Trump looks to flip switch on Obama

fromWND: An Obama administration decision to ban incandescent light bulbs was based on a misunderstanding of the law, according to DOE, meaning those faithful products that had been in use for a century may be returning.
Regulation Nation

The United States' perpetual war in Afghanistan

fromForeignAffairs: Why long wars no longer generate a backlash at home.
Defense Versus The War Machine

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - South Africa's Racist Land Grab

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Nearly 30 years after Apartheid, South Africa returns to racist policies, confiscating the land of whites without compensation. So far, the U.S. government has no problem with this.
The Government is Not Us

Why Cohen and the rest take whatever plea deal they can

fromArmstrongEconomics: 97 percent of ALL federal convictions plead to whatever the prosecutor tells them to say. If not, you go to prison for most of your life. In the 1970s, the conviction rate was 72%. Today, it is 98.7%.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption       Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Battlefield America: The ongoing war on the American people

fromRutherfordInstitute: When you’re a prisoner in your own town, unable to move freely, kept off the streets, issued a curfew at night, there can be no mistaking the prison walls closing in.
The Government is Not Us       Police State America

August 7, 2018


Kamala Harris is Martin Luther King's worst nightmare, choosing identity politics over individual liberty

fromFoxNews: A California politician advocates that people be judged as members of groups, not as individuals.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle     Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

The ACLU appears to endorse a ban on catcalling, despite huge free speech concerns

fromReason: The ACLU has been proven to not give a damn about civil liberties unless it forwards a leftwing cause.
Indoctrination and Censorship            Individual Liberty: America's First Principle 

Walter E Williams: Colleges, a force for evil

fromCreators: The threat to our future lies in the fact that today's college students are tomorrow's teachers, professors, judges, attorneys, legislators and policymakers.
Indoctrination and Censorship      Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

US Senators to introduce a bill regulating e-liquid flavors

fromVapingPost: Busybodies minding YOUR own business. 
Regulation Nation

VIDEO: Thomas Sowell: Legacy of the Welfare State

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Thomas Sowell explains the damage done by the welfare state mechanism.
The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency

Senate Democrats are circulating plans for government takeover of the Internet

fromReason: The end game of the Russian hoax is taking shape.  Plus: Testing telemedicine abortion and 3D printed guns.
The Government is Not Us          Regulation Nation

July 20, 2016

Mexico: Lopez Obrador government to consider legalization of drugs

fromDW: Mexico's incoming president has granted his interior minister "carte blanche" to consider legalizing drugs. The new Mexican government has promised to respond to record-high violence with a package of judicial reforms.  
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Non-citizens legally register to vote in San Francisco school elections

fromSacBee: San Francisco became the first city in California to allow non-citizens to vote in local elections following passage of Measure N with 54 percent of the vote after two previous failed tries.  
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery      

Andrew Napolitano - In defense of Trump with Putin

fromCreators: The power of American arms-makers is formidable. They have acolytes in all branches of government that fear if a Trump-Putin deal is reached, there may be a diminished appetite for their weaponry.  
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

WATCH: Police respond to video of cop pulling gun on children by arresting the children

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: After an officer was caught on camera pulling his gun on a group of children, his department responded by arresting more children.  
Police State America

California’s Supreme Court won’t let citizens vote for statewide divorce

fromReason: A predictable outcome. State judges routinely do the bidding of the state politicians who appointed them. To hell with what the people want.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - A System of Legalized Racism

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Medical schools are discriminating on a massive scale as less qualified African-American and Hispanic students are routinely given priority over higher scoring Whites and Asians.  
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery