Showing posts with label religion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label religion. 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

June 5, 2016

Badge of impunity

fromARSTecnica: Government courts do not hold other government agents accountable.
Police State America

The government’s cure for the opioid epidemic may be worse than the disease

fromReason: When the government's cure for the "epidemic" proves worse than the disease, it's time to try something new.  
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

White privilege has become a religion, complete with church ladies

fromTheFederalist: How enlightened these faithful must be to voluntarily enjoy having their sins denounced!  
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

SWAT team burns baby with flash distraction device while on drug hunt

fromARSTecnica: Cops send 2-year-old to hospital during quest to incarcerate nonviolent drug offenders.  
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Police use of Amazon’s face-recognition service draws privacy warnings

fromARSTecnica: “From a law enforcement or intelligence perspective, smart appliances are very valuable tools that can let us monitor or listen to individuals,” says a former FBI executive assistant director.  
Police State America     Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Civil asset forfeiture: highway robbery marketed as a drug enforcement tool

fromARSTecnica: The morality of theft doesn't change because it has been legalized. And, what citizens had this authority in order to delegate it to government?  
Police State America     The Government is Not Us

April 18, 2016

Feds taxed and borrowed $4.47 trillion since last tax day

fromCNSNews: That means the federal government taxed and borrowed approximately $13,736.85 for every man, woman and child in the country.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

California progressives launch (another) attack on free speech

fromNationalReview: The California State Assembly is set to vote on a bill that would actually — among other things — ban the sale of books expressing orthodox Christian beliefs about sexual morality.
Regulation Nation      Indoctrination and Censorship

US police forces buying hack-vulnerable 'GrayKey' box to crack into encrypted phones

fromTheDailyMail: The $15,000 device that can unlock ANY iPhone
Police State America

Crimes of a monster: your tax dollars at work

fromTheRutherfordInstitute: We are living in an age of war profiteers. We are living in an age of scoundrels, liars, brutes and thugs. Many of them work for the U.S. government. We are living in an age of monsters.
Defense Versus the War Machine

Tucker Carlson warns against intervention in Syria (Video)

fromTheDailySheeple: Fox News’ Tucker Carlson’s opening monologue Monday night warned the U.S. against intervention in Syria.
Defense Versus The War Machine

Congress killed efforts to undo Sessions's civil forfeiture expansion, despite unanimous house votes

fromForbes: More than half the country has enacted civil forfeiture reform since 2014. Eight of those states have either completely banned or sharply restricted their agencies from participating in adoptive forfeitures.
Police State America

December 16, 2017


Free speech is democracy's greatest safeguard 

from ToledoBlade: In a time of social turbulence, ensuring that all avenues of expression remain open and unabridged will ensure the preservation of our democracy and the promise of progress.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Trump calls conduct at the FBI ‘disgraceful’ in latest criticism of bureau

from TheWashintonPost: Trump has said the FBI’s reputation is “in tatters” over its handling of politically sensitive cases.
The Government is Not Us

Google Hiring 10,000 Certified Morons to Further Throttle Free Speech

from The BurningPlatform: Google openly and unabashedly champions censorship to curry favor with government authoritarians.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Have a statute of limitations for calling out men's behavior 

from StLouisPostDispatch: There should be a statute of limitations on calling men out on behavior that wasn't a crime then, and frankly is not a criminal offense now.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Residents outraged as DHS spraying town with chemicals—using them as human guinea pigs

from TheFreeThoughtProject: Residents of a small Oklahoma town fear they are being used by Homeland Security as test subjects for the chemical/biological warfare testing.
The Government is Not Us    Defense Versus The War Machine

Big Brother installing surveillance cameras in places of worship 

fromActivistPost: Places of worship are paying the government a $100 dollars a month to spy on families.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Andrew Napolitano: Hope For The Dead

The judge's Easter thoughts.     What is the connection between personal freedom and rising from the dead? When America was in its infancy and struggling to find a culture and frustrated at governance from Great Britain, the word most frequently uttered in speeches and pamphlets and editorials was not "safety" or "taxes" or "peace";   ... MORE

Rebecca Perring: Did Germany Just Ban Sausages? Pork Banned In Cafes And Schools To 'Not Offend Refugees'

Muslims 1 Bratwurst 0.      An increasing number of public canteens, child daycare centres and schools have stopped serving sausages, bacon and ham over religious considerations. Now members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party are fighting to keep pork on the menu, insisting the consumption of pork is part of German culture. Daniel G√ľnther,  ... MORE

The Stupid Things People Do When Society Breaks Down

by Brandon Smith. A frequent mistake that many people make when considering the concept of social or economic collapse is to imagine how people and groups will behave tomorrow based on how people behave today. It is, though, extremely difficult to predict human behavior in the face of terminal chaos. What we might expect, or what         ... MORE

Steve Chapman: Cruz, Rubio Tie God To Governing

Why is faith over reason a plus?       If you attend a Republican presidential event on the campaign trail, you may come to wonder if you made a wrong turn and ended up in church. If you are not a believer—an evangelical Christian believer, that is—you may feel ever so slightly unwelcome. The deity-centric approach is working for Ted Cruz  ... MORE

Please Don't Say Radical If You Mean Violent

by Sheldon Richman.   It's about time someone challenged the phrase radical Islamic terrorism. The most objectionable part is the word radical, since it is now popularly associated with aggression—violence against innocents—as an acceptable means to politico-religious ends. But nothing about the word radical implies approval of aggression or        ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: The President's Speech

Clueless in D.C.     When the President of the United States asks the television networks to set aside time for him to broadcast a speech from the Oval Office, we can usually expect that he has something new to say. But President Obama's speech Sunday night was just a rehash of what he has been saying all along, trying to justify policies that have   ... MORE

A. Barton Hinkle: Crybaby Nation

Hysteria over hurt feelings and safe spaces.   When did America get taken over by a bunch of crybabies? The question seems a little judgy, but look around. You can't swing a dead cat without hitting people—from all parts of the political spectrum, it's important to note—yelping about their hurt feelings. That's not hyperbole: A recent viral video   ... MORE

Deirdre Reilly: Pope Francis, Tear Down this Wall!

Unlike Vatican City, the pope preaches open borders for U.S. Pope Francis urged a policy of open borders and open arms to immigrants in his speech to Congress Thursday, telling lawmakers not to worry about the numbers of refugees seeking refuge on foreign shores. Apparently, the pope forgot about the fortress he lives in, with an impenetrable ... MORE

Andrew Napolitano: Is The Pope A False Prophet?

Holy man doesn't get the free market.     Congressman Thomas Massie, R-Ky., has invited me to the House of Representatives to watch Pope Francis address a joint session of Congress. This generous Methodist congressman has invited your traditionalist Roman Catholic columnist and cable TV guy to this grand event. I am going with joy because  ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: The Left Has Its Pope

The Pope is unwittingly calling for more poverty.  Pope Francis has created political controversy, both inside and outside the Catholic Church, by blaming capitalism for many of the problems of the poor. We can no doubt expect more of the same during his visit to the United States. Pope Francis is part of a larger trend of the rise of the political  ... MORE