Showing posts with label secession. Show all posts
Showing posts with label secession. Show all posts

October 14, 2017

A nigger and an Uncle Tom

from SlowtoWrite: Samuel Sey: The term Uncle Tom is a racial slur for Black men perceived as submissive to White people—Black men like me. I am perceived as submissive to White people because I do not submit to Black people.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

How we learned not to care about America's wars

from Common Dreams: Sixteen years of autopilot wars, but who’s counting?
Defense vs. The War Machine

⭐️ John Stossel: Let Them Leave

from Creators: America was founded on an act of secession from England. So why do so many people now see secession as a terrible thing?
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

How the minimum wage entrenches inequality and economic privilege

from the Federalist: Early minimum wage proponents knew what they were doing, by pricing “undesirable” workers out of the labor force to perpetuate minority poverty. Let’s not finish their work for them.
Regulation Nation

New TSA screening means airport security hell is about to get worse 

from The Manual: “Well, at least it can’t get any worse.” These days, that seems to be the mantra for most air travelers just before the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) enacts some new program that does just that.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

The federal government never lets a serious crisis go to waste

from Reason: "The expansion of federal power has not been steady and inexorable; it has grown through sudden, quantum leaps in times of emergency, most especially war. The crises eventually subside, but many of the powers remain—to be built upon later when the next crisis unfolds."
The Government is Not Us

Walter E Williams: Our Forgotten Statesman

James Madison should have a holiday.  George Washington, our first president, is probably our greatest and most decent statesman. We celebrate Washington's Birthday each February. But March 16th marks the birthday of probably the second-most important and decent American, James Madison. Madison became our fourth president, but his   ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Historical Ignorance

Principals have always held the right to fire agents.      The victors of war write its history in order to cast themselves in the most favorable light. That explains the considerable historical ignorance about our war of 1861 and panic over the Confederate flag. To create better understanding, we have to start a bit before the 1787        ... MORE

Lew Rockwell: The Libertarian Principle Of Secession

Break it up!     For a century and a half, the idea of secession has been systematically demonized among the American public. The government schools spin fairy tales about the “indivisible Union” and the wise statesmen who fought to preserve it. Decentralization is portrayed as unsophisticated and backward, while nationalism and      ... MORE

Steven Greenhut: Will Six Californias Be Better Than One?

Many feel unrepresented by the state legislature.      When most people think of secession, they think of the type of disturbing events unfolding in the Ukraine. But efforts to break up political boundaries could be coming to California, albeit in a laid-back and peaceful manner, as Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper   ... MORE

101 Reasons To Move To New Hampshire

Freedom lives in the Granite State.     Among the many advantages of moving to New Hampshire, these 101 reasons are at the top.  New Hampshire has no general sales tax. New Hampshire has no general personal income tax. Dividends and interest are taxed at only 5%. New Hampshire state law prohibits the use of eminent domain for    ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Parting Company

Which approach, civil or barbaric?       Here's a question that I've asked in the past that needs to be revisited. Unless one wishes to obfuscate, it has a simple yes or no answer. If one group of people prefers strong government control and management of people's lives while another group prefers liberty and desires to be left alone,     ... MORE

VIDEO: Ron Paul On The American Civil War

Do we owe a debt of gratitude to Abe Lincoln?

William Ridenour: A Secession Thought Experiment

Your grade depends on your answer at the end.          At the bottom there is a question to consider, based upon the following hypothetical situation. The Constitutional convention is closing, but before sending out the representatives to their various states to debate and ratify the newly proposed Constitution, George Washington   ... MORE

Walter E Williams: The Reality Of Abraham Lincoln

The politically-incorrect reality.   Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" has been a box-office hit and nominated for 12 Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, who portrayed our 16th president. I haven't seen the movie; therefore, this column is not about the movie but about a man deified by many. My colleague  ... MORE

Thomas Mullen: Juries Can Nullify ObamaCare & Drug War

Nullification and secession?    For libertarians, the reemergence of ideas like secession and state nullification couldn’t be more welcome. Both are attempts to resist the exercise of arbitrary power, which is power never delegated to the party attempting to exercise it. They should remain the last resort for free people to resist tyranny.     ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Parting Company

Secession is really the battle for self-determination.         For decades, it has been obvious that there are irreconcilable differences between Americans who want to control the lives of others and those who wish to be left alone. Which is the more peaceful solution: Americans using the brute force of government to beat liberty-minded       ... MORE

Manny Fernandez: 'Secession Fever' Hits Texas

The bumper stickers are everywhere. In the weeks since President Obama’s re-election, Republicans around the country have been wondering how to proceed. Some conservatives in Texas have been asking a far more pointed question: how to secede. Secession fever has struck parts of Texas, which Mitt Romney won by nearly 1.3 million votes.             ... MORE

Thomas DiLorenzo: The American Tradition Of Secession

"This country was born through secession."        Leftists and neocons in the media who tend to agree on the propriety and desirability of an ever-growing welfare/warfare/police state were predictably apoplectic when Ron Paul recently stated on his House Web site that secession is "a deeply American principle." Congressman Paul      ... MORE

Warren Beatty: Why The Secession Petitions?

The states are not so united.  President Barack Hussein Obama is not the first president to be faced with secession. The most famous secession that resulted in the Civil War was, first and foremost, about economics. Today we are witnessing the same reason cited for the various secession petitions -- economics. Derrick Belcher, who started the Alabama secession     ... MORE

D.J. Garth: The Secession Obsession

Why so many are more than hoping for change. As of the 13th of November, there are 70,983 signatures on a petition asking the Obama administration to allow Texas to peacefully secede from the union. For an updated tally, you can check the We the People page of the White House website. Personally, I don't quite think it is sane to be talking   ... MORE

Citizens In All 50 States File Petitions To Secede From U.S.

by Jason Linkins.    As you may have heard, residents in most of these United States have used the "We The People" online petition tool -- previously best known as the primary method that weed enthusiasts used to communicate with high-ranking members of the White House staff -- to file requests to secede from country in the wake of the       ... MORE