Showing posts with label regulation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label regulation. Show all posts

Jan 14, 2018


Please, TSA workers, don’t come back

fromReason: And take the rest of your federal colleagues with you.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make   Regulation Nation    Police State America

Congressman slams civil forfeiture as 'a series of government shakedowns'

fromForbes: Tim Walberg (R-MI) sharply criticized the federal government’s use of civil forfeiture, which lets law enforcement confiscate property and pocket the proceeds for themselves, all without filing criminal charges.
Police State America

A marijuana "420" bill was just introduced in Congress

fromTheMotleyFool: If passed, cannabis would be removed as a controlled substance at the federal level and treated like alcohol. Could the end of government's reefer madness be in sight?
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Publishers, not Trump, endanger free speech

fromNationalReview: And take the rest of your federal colleagues with you.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Assault weapon bans are all about appearance

fromReason: Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s latest bill classifies firearms not by what they do but based on how much their looks scare her.
2nd Amendment Assaults

LA's battle for Venice Beach: homeless surge puts Hollywood's progressive ideals to the test

fromHollywoodReporter: It finally happened. California's elitist left is now having to deal with the ramifications of their policies.

Jan 7, 2018


The ever-shifting definition of "assault weapons"

fromVolokhConspiracy: The phrase has been used to promote bans on almost every type of gun.
2nd Amendment  Assaults

New York City greets the new year with a host of new nanny-state rules

fromReason: Styrofoam bans, cigarette restrictions, and Uber taxes are just some of the regulations New Yorkers will have to contend with in 2019.
Regulation Nation

Reporter quits NBC citing network’s support for endless war

fromCaitlinJohnstone: William Arkin makes clear that NBC is in no way the sole mass media offender in its refusal to question or criticize the normalization of endless warfare.
Defense Versus The War Machine       Media Bias on Parade

In 2019, say no to the government’s cruelty, brutality and abuse

fromRutherfordInstitute: Let’s make 2019 the year we refuse to allow the government’s abusive behavior to be our new normal. There is nothing normal about egregious surveillance, roadside strip searches, police shootings of unarmed citizens, censorship, retaliatory arrests, the criminalization of lawful activities, warmongering, indefinite detentions, SWAT team raids, asset forfeiture, police brutality, profit-driven prisons, or pay-to-play politicians.
Police State America      The Government is Not Us

The FBI is trying Amazon’s facial-recognition software

fromNextGov: The software allows the FBI to go through video surveillance footage much faster than agents can.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

2018 saw a global revolt against climate change policies

fromWaatsUpWithThat: Despite increasingly apocalyptic warnings from U.N. officials, 2018 has seen a number of high-profile defeats for policies aimed at fighting global warming.

Nov 21, 2018


Thomas Sowell: Moral bankruptcy

fromCreators: The Democratic Party's attack on charter schools. "Denying children what can be their one chance in life is a new low, even for politicians." If only children had as good of a union as the teachers.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption     The Government is Not Us

The government says falconers have to give up their privacy and free speech rights in order to own birds

fromReason: Now the Falconers Are Suing. "I'm treated no differently from a common felon on parole." 
Regulation Nation       The Government is Not Us

Justice Department discloses no FISA court hearings held on Carter Page warrants

fromJudicialWatch: The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance courts rubber-stamped the Carter Page spy warrants without holding one hearing on these extraordinary requests to spy on the Trump team. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Opponents of campus free-speech laws forgot the history of the civil rights movement

fromForbes: "In short, we all need the First Amendment. We all need legal protection of our right to question and debate, without which democracy declines into stagnancy".
Indoctrination and Censorship

AMA decries the impact of the CDC's opioid guidelines on pain treatment

fromReason: Politicians should not overrule doctors when it comes to pain control. The physician group says widespread "misapplication" of the guidelines is hurting patients. 
Regulation Nation      The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Walter E Williams: Fruits of college indoctrination

fromCreators: "Much of today's incivility and contempt for personal liberty has its roots on college campuses, and most of the uncivil and contemptuous are people with college backgrounds". 
Indoctrination and Censorship

October 29, 2018


5 things Canada got right when it legalized pot

fromReason: Our northern neighbors are handling the transition from prohibition to regulation better than the U.S. in several ways.
Regulation Nation     The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Defaming Muhammad does not fall under purview of free speech, European court rules

fromScienceMag: Forget government permission. Forget those long lines at the pharmacy: Someday soon, you might be making your own medicines at home.
Regulation Nation      Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Walter E Williams: Price gouging during a natural disaster

fromCreators: Price gouging after natural disasters is often seen as evil exploitation by sellers to rip off desperate customers. Let's hold off on that conclusion until after you give thought to some very important questions.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

You could soon be manufacturing your own drugs—thanks to 3D printing

fromScienceMag: Forget government permission. Forget those long lines at the pharmacy: Someday soon, you might be making your own medicines at home.
Regulation Nation

Has America become a dictatorship disguised as a democracy?

fromRutherfordInstitute: We’re living in two worlds, you and I. There’s the world we see (or are made to see) and then there’s the one we sense (and occasionally catch a glimpse of).
The Government is Not Us

More than half of America gets more in welfare than it pays in taxes

fromMisesInstitute: Why exploding debt? More than half of Americans receive more money in various types of government transfer payments (Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, Social Security) than they pay in federal taxes.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

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

May 31, 2016

How to get on a jury

fromReason: And, what you do once you're there is up to you.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Trump to sign 'right to try' bill next week

fromTheHill: President Trump will sign legislation next week allowing terminally ill patients to access experimental drugs not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle       Regulation Nation

Europe plans ban on plastic cutlery, straws and more

fromCNN: In the tradition of California, Europe's PC politicos continue to lower standards for their citizens. Ever drink through a paper straw?  Yuk.
Regulation Nation

The current status of prices in Venezuela

fromEconomicPolicyJournal: A sneak peek at what the Left is pushing America towards.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Britons rage over Robinson arrest as mass protests break out worldwide

fromZeroHedge: The UK is no longer a free country and awakening citizens are freaking out. And, they should be.
The Government is Not Us

John Stossel: How junk science sends innocent people to jail

fromReason: It’s time to reform our criminal justice system.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

May 21, 2016

Google’s Selfish Ledger is an unsettling vision of Silicon Valley social engineering

fromTheVerge: This internal video shows a Google concept for how total data collection could reshape society.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Study: Voters worried about political correctness flocked to candidate Trump

fromReason: "Support for Trump (and opposition to Clinton) is especially likely amongst people who feel emotional reactance to restrictive communication norms."
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Video of a bully cop getting owned by an informed citizen

fromTheDailyMail: Cops should learn the law just to avoid embarrassment if nothing else.
Police State America

It's time to put our federal meat inspection law out to pasture

fromReason: Outdated regulations are hampering the beef meat industry.
Regulation Nation

Want to listen to police scanners? Cops say no more

fromTheWallStreetJournal: In a police state, authorities operate in secret. Their actions are seldom made public.
Police State America

State sets massive precedent, passes law to effectively ban the NSA

fromTheVerge: Michigan seeks to become a sanctuary state from the privacy invasions of federal snoops by honoring the Fourth Amendment.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make


May 11, 2016

The lethal success of pain pill restrictions

fromCreators: Restricting access to pain pills also seems to be increasing the percentage of opioid users who begin with heroin. No wonder the drug warrior lobby wants this.
Regulation Nation    The War Against Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Promoted as a law enforcement tool, this practice is actually highway robbery

fromKMBC9: How the state has set itself up to legally steal you stuff even though you are never even charged with wrongdoing.
Police State America

Man protests police department's violation of speech rights, so cops arrest him

fromReason: Stamford, Connecticut, police chief objects to salty language on a sign. That’s not a crime.
Police State America

Illinois police claim if marijuana is legalized, they'll have to kill their police dogs

fromCreators: Dog gone. Cops now argue that nonviolent people must be imprisoned as a dog-saving program.
The War Against Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

John Stossel: Hating DeVos

fromCreators: An administrator who is fighting to empower parents and cut government is a natural target of the left.
Regulation Nation

Seattle’s proposed employment tax is just the city's latest self-inflicted wound

fromCreators: City officials seem dedicated to driving away the businesses that create prosperity. They are behaving as if they are in California.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market      Regulation Nation

April 9, 2016

Cops kill innocent 84yo woman while trying to kill her mentally ill son in a hail of bullets

fromTheDailyLiberator: Police fired a hail of bullets at a covered window in an attempt to kill a mentally ill man—but they killed his elderly mother instead and blamed it on the fact that they were both wearing red shirts. 
Police State America

John Stossel: Poisonous taxes

fromCreators: Philadelphia gave $4 million of its new soda tax funds to a bureaucracy that spent the money on things like "hip-hop dance...to teach youth empowerment and social issues." 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market   

Columbia Student offended by professor who said negro was correct term in the '60s

fromReason: It doesn't take much to melt a snowflake. History will do the trick. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Walter E Williams: Black political power means zilch

fromCreators: The challenge for blacks is to take advantage of existing opportunities, and that involves addressing the anti-social, self-defeating behaviors and habits and attitudes endemic to the black underclass. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery      Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

New photos reveal Robert Mueller and Paul Manafort both worked with former Ukraine president in 2013

fromTheDuran: Robert Mueller is investigating Paul Manafort for working with Viktor Yanukovych in 2013. 
Mueller also worked with Yanukovych in 2013. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption    

My family's peashooter is now an illegal 'assault weapon' in this Illinois town

fromReason: Legalizing extortion does not change the morality of the act. 
2nd Amendment Assaults      Regulation Nation

April 3, 2016

The spending bill brings us closer to national bankruptcy

fromReason: Thanks to Congress and President Trump, budget deficits will only mushroom. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Cops kill unarmed dad over window tint, then use his dead finger to unlock phone

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: Family claims that after killing a man over illegal window tint, cops went to funeral home and demanded access to his dead body so that they could unlock his phone with his fingerprint.  
Police State America

Consent of the governed & informed juries

fromAmmoland: It used to be a common understanding that jurors had the prerogative, even the duty, to vote to acquit the accused if the juror believed that the person was being tried for violating an unfair or improper law.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Enough is enough: police violence plagues America

fromCounterPunch: The systemic violence being perpetrated by agents of the government has done more collective harm to the American people and our liberties than any single act of terror or mass shooting. 
Police State America

Judge says coffee must come with a cancer warning in California

fromWallStreetJournal: In reality, it is politicians that should come with a cancer warning. They are a proven malignancy to our economic health.
Regulation Nation

Will Stephon Clark’s killing by police finally force open California misconduct investigations?

fromReason: Lawmakers have tried to counter the powerful law enforcement lobby and failed. 
Police State America

March 24, 2016

The two parties are awful on almost everything important

fromReason: Be very afraid when Chuck Schumer reaches across the aisle to shower praise on President Trump.
The Government is Not Us

PornHub takes up the slack after YouTube bans gun modification videos

fromBBC: The free market comes to the rescue of the censored once again. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery      Regulation Nation    2nd Amendment Assaults

Growing questions about CNN's airport monopoly as network veers left

fromFoxNews: CNN’s ubiquitous presence in airports -- where it broadcasts from thousands of screens to a captive audience of millions -- is facing new scrutiny after the cable network's hard left turn. 
Media Bias on Parade     Indoctrination and Censorship

VIDEO: The Andrew McCabe Firing - Corruption@FBI 9

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz joins Tucker Carlson to discuss whether FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s firing was justified.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Congress gives itself a bonus in Omnibus

fromTheFreeBeacon: Senate increases budget by $48 million, salaries by $12 million. Following the Venezuela model, public service" gets even more lucrative as debt skyrockets.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

State and local income, sales and property taxes all hit records in 2017

fromTheGoldTelegraph: The greedy hand of government is as relentless as time. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

March 15, 2018


New Jersey prepares to raise taxes on "almost everything" as it nears financial disaster

fromZeroHedge: Taxpayers to bear more and more burden in order to satisfy the spending (vote-buying) desires of state politicians. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

TSA accused of searching domestic travelers’ devices with no warrant

fromARSTechnica: TSA has failed to fully respond to FOIA requests from the ACLU. 
Regulation Nation      Police State America

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - Sanctuary from Homicide

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From Tucker Carlson Tonight, a look at how sanctuary cities provide illegal immigrants with protection — even from charges of homicide.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption    The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: Thomas Sowell - The Political Value of Crisis

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Professor Sowell explains the common political tactic of presenting a “crisis” as a means of forwarding their agenda. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

There ought not be a law

fromReason: The world is an imperfect place, but laws tend to make things worse, not better. 
Regulation Nation

US drops four spots to 18th place in the happiness rankings

fromTheHill: "Perceptions of corruption in government and business have risen over time; and confidence in public institutions has waned." 
The Pursuit of Happiness

March 8, 2018


It begins: Seattle cops conduct Nazi-style gun confiscations: no laws broken, no charges, no arrests

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: Using a new law, Seattle police raided a man's home and confiscated his guns with zero due process for entirely legal behavior. 
The Government is Not Us       2nd Amendment Assaults

Age discrimination suit against Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart for refusing to sell rifle to 20-year-old

fromReason: Oregon law bans discrimination in selling goods based on age, so this lawsuit looks like a winner. 
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

NRA memberships surge in wake of anti-NRA protests, ‘media bias’

fromBreitbart: The Daily Mail reports that Google searches for “NRA membership” rose “4,900 percent” since the Florida attack. 
2nd Amendment Assaults      Media Bias on Parade

VIDEO: Ayn Rand - Phil Donahue Interview 1979

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Objectivist philosopher Ayn Rand enlightens Donahue on a variety of topics.
Regulation Nation      The Pursuit of Happiness       Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

SF to charge vacant-lot owners for rainwater that runs down the drain

fromCreators: They've finally did it. They are taxing you for the rain that falls on your property. 
Regulation Nation      The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: Stand Straight Up

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From the Rubin Report, Psychologist Jordan Peterson discusses rule one of his new book, “12 Rules for Life”.
The Pursuit of Happiness

March 6, 2018


The awful Supreme Court precedent that helped create today's asset forfeiture nightmare

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Tucker explains how politicians in California and Chicago have devised tactics to register illegal aliens as a central feature of their electoral strategy.
The Government is Not Us       Police State America     Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - The Illegal Alien Voter Drive

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Tucker explains how politicians in California and Chicago have devised tactics to register illegal aliens as a central feature of their electoral strategy.
The Government is Not Us       Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

EU looks to familiar playbook to hit back at Trump plan

fromTheWallStreeJournal: The European Commission will review an approach that led then-President George W. Bush to remove tariffs in previous dispute.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

State legislatures have a duty to protect free speech at public universities

fromForbes: If state action is deemed “unnecessary” to protect free speech--one of our most cherished civil liberties, if not the most cherished civil liberty—then one is hard-pressed to explain when it is ever necessary.
Indoctrination and Censorship    Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

84yo Holocaust Survivor abused by TSA draws ominous parallel with her time in Auschwitz

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: An 84-year-old grandmother and holocaust survivor says her treatment by the TSA was so bad that even though she survived Auschwitz, she barely survived the TSA.
The Government is Not Us       Police State America      Regulation Nation

Trump's impulsive trade war is lousy economics and worrisome politics

fromReason: President's hasty new "trade war" will damage the American economy while continuing his process 
of removing tariff-reduction from two-party politics.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

March 2, 2018


No jail sentence for woman who falsely claimed rape by three unidentified black men

fromReason: What should the proper punishment be in such cases?
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

VIDEO: Thomas Sowell - Brilliant Economic Insights

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Professor Hanson looks at how the Obama administration deployed tribal affiliations to divide the American people by creation of a majority grievance culture.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Andrew Napolitano: In Defense of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

fromCreators: The Second Amendment was written to protect the right to self-defense — whether against bad guys, crazy people or a tyrannical government bent on destroying personal liberty.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Police unions defend bad cops who do awful things. Why won't they defend Broward County deputy?

fromReason: "Why bad cops need to pay their union dues" or "Get-out-of-jail-free cards aren't free."
Police State America

Dick’s Sporting Goods announces end to ‘assault rifle’ sales — again

fromBreitbart: The operative word is "again". Dick's made the same grandstanding claim on December 18, 2012.
2nd Amendment Assaults

From the land of fruits and nuts: California city ban distracted walking

fromCBSLosAngeles: The greedy hand of government hopes to pluck $500 from the wallets of any pedestrian listening to headphones or talking on an iPhone.
The Government is Not Us     Regulation Nation

February 24, 2018


Should teachers be armed?

fromLewRockwell: Government is the last place one should look for deciding how to protect school children, how to run schools, how to run police and how to produce law enforcement for its citizens.
2nd Amendment Assaults      The Government is Not Us

Police announce program to Illegally stop people for ‘SAFE driving

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: Safe driving is now a reason for police to pull you over, check the inside of your car, demand your papers, and stomp what is left of the 4th Amendment into the ground.
Police State America

Idaho is ignoring Obamacare rules. That could set off a free market chain reaction.

fromVox: Forget Obamacare's tyrannical dictates. Blue Cross of Idaho said it hopes to start selling noncompliant plans by early March.
Regulation Nation      Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

A high school student faces expulsion for noticing the square root symbol looks like a gun

fromReason: No adults seem embarrassed by this reaction. They should be.
2nd Amendment Assaults      Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

VIDEO: Ayn Rand - Johnny Carson Interview 1967

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From 51 years ago, a classic interview with Objectivist philosopher Ayn Rand.
The Government is Not Us     Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery   Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

“Cash must not be made the scapegoat”

fromWolfStreet: A rare defense of physical money by an ECB Board Member. “Protection of privacy matters to all of us. Privacy protects people from the risk of a surveillance state and thought police,” he said.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market      The Government is Not Us

February 18, 2018


VIDEO - Sharyl Atkisson: How real is fake news?

fromNYTimes: Highly recommended. Was the effort to focus America's attention on the idea of “fake news”—itself a propaganda effort? Connect the dots and learn who’s behind it and why.
Media Bias on Parade

People will eat what they want, not what government prefers

fromReason: Now that Michelle and the other busybodies hellbent on minding YOUR own business have finally been relegated to the dustbins of history, the end of the menu-labeling nitwittery could be in sight.
Regulation Nation

None of these popular gun control proposals would have prevented the Parkland shooting

fromReasonBlog: Policies favored by both experts and the public would not have prevented the Florida shooting.
2nd Amendment Assaults

How we got Trump's clash with the Deep State

fromTheNationalInterest: Had the deep state gotten its way, Donald J. Trump would never have come close to the Oval Office, let alone be sitting in it.
The Government is Not Us     Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

In Colombia border town, desperate Venezuelans sell hair to survive

fromNYTimes: Venezuela is steeped in economic and political turmoil. Inflation last year surpassed 2,600 percent, according to opposition lawmakers, which has exacerbated severe shortages of food and medicine.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Reality check: More Minnesotans own guns, violent crime remains low

fromCNSMinnesota: Proof that when guns are restricted from law-abiding citizens only criminals are safer.
2nd Amendment Assaults

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     

February 4, 2018


Why free markets?

fromNationalReview: ‘Markets work,’ say conservatives, but why and how?
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Devin Nunes - Corruption@FBI 6

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Devin Nunes explains the memo he released which details how a fake dossier paid for by the Clinton campaign was deployed by the FBI as a pretense to obtain permission to spy on the Trump campaign.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

FDA begins implementing awful food-safety law

fromReason: FSMA will put many small farmers out of business.
Regulation Nation

3 lessons from prohibition

fromReason: The 18th Amendment was ratified, extending an existing ban on liquor passed during World War I.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Dealers take the stand to testify against 'corrupt cops who faked warrants to steal money and drugs

fromZeroHedge: Who's the bad guy now? Badges used as license to steal.
Police State America     The Government is Not Us

How L.A. cops and firefighters rip off taxpayers big time

fromLATimes: Battling treacherous office chairs and aching backs, aging cops and firefighters miss years of work and collect twice the pay.
The Government is Not Us

February 2, 2018


The full text of the Nunes memo

fromVox: The draining of the swamp begins now. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption     The Government is Not Us

FISA memo "will shake FBI to the core" as Director Wray said to consider quitting

fromZeroHedge: The potential release of the memo penned by House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes has set up a standoff with Trump against both the FBI and Department of Justice. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption     The Government is Not Us

Cops raid licensed chef’s home, steal his cooking equipment—for feeding the homeless

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: A local chef, who had his food handler's license was raided by a dozen cops and health department officials who stole all of his equipment because he fed the homeless without a proper permit. 
Regulation Nation     Police State America

U.S. private sector job creation blows away consensus in January

fromThePeoplesPundit: Pro-free market measures help the service-providing sector added a whopping 212,000 jobs in January. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Real life has no safe spaces

fromCreators: Parents know there's no "safe space" in life, so why are colleges providing students with a false sense of security and thus not preparing them for life beyond the ivory towers on campus? 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Americans wanted more privacy protections. Congress gave them fewer.

fromSlate: You don’t have to be a criminal or a terrorist to be affected by Congress’ Section 702 surveillance expansion. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

VIDEO: Walter E Williams - American Liberty Warrior

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Author/professor Walter E Williams has spent a lifetime advocating the moral superiority of liberty. 
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle