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October 11, 2018


Why your vote hasn’t mattered since 1913

fromTheDailyBell: “No taxation without representation!” That was a popular phrase during the decades leading up to the Revolutionary War. Colonists thought it was unfair to be taxed and subjected to English rule without consent.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption         The Government is Not Us

Greedy hand of government guarantees cannabis black market will continue to flourish

fromMotleyFool: In California, a tax of $9.25 an ounce is levied on marijuana flower, along with $2.75 an ounce on cannabis leaves. There's also a 15% excise tax on the price of the product, along with state and local taxes.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Cops breaking Facebook rules, creating fake accounts to watch you—here’s how to spot them

fromActivistPost: A scathing new report shows that Facebook is teeming with fake accounts—created by police officers to track their adversaries. They are against the rules, but cops seemingly couldn’t care less.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make         Police State America

ACLU's opposition to Kavanaugh sounds its death knell

fromGatestoneInstitute: So why did the American Civil Liberties Union oppose a Republican nominee to the Supreme Court and argue for a presumption of guilt regarding sexual allegations directed against that judicial nominee? The answer is as clear as it is simple. It is all about pleasing the donors.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption         Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Why nobody trusts the FBI… and that’s a good thing

fromTheDailyBell: When the FBI came out with a report on Hillary Clinton weeks before the 2016 election, Democrats were livid. But so were Republicans… 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption         

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Ted Metz proposes lower tax rates, legalized marijuana and more

fromTheRedandBlack: More liberty on the ballot in Georgia.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption         Individual Liberty:America's First Principle

October 3, 2018


In FY 2018: Debt up $1,271,158,167,127; Feds borrowed $8,172 per every American with a job

fromXNSNews: The federal debt increased by $1,271,158,167,126.72 in fiscal 2018, according to data released today by the Treasury.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Due process reflects human nature and it is our best chance for fairness

fromTheHill: Due process acknowledges that accusers can be mistaken, confused, or lying. It attempts to separate evidence from error and malice in order to judge an accused on the former.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Voting rights for felons becoming a key issue for Democrats

fromGoverning.com: Florida has emerged as a battleground in the fight over the 6 million people, in and out of jail, who can't vote because they were convicted of a felony.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Why Kavanaugh's denial is air tight

fromReason: A column by Barry Farber. So what caused the stutter-stepping from “I want to be anonymous!” to “He tried to rape me!” and then “I’ll testify only after my demands are met”?
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

USDA school lunches still stink

fromReason: School's back in session, and that it means time for reports of crummy government-approved school lunches.
Regulation Nation      Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Brett Kavanaugh's illegal beer consumption highlights the perversity of drinking ages

fromReason: The Supreme Court nominee's teenaged tippling was typical, although the law pretends otherwise.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange


August 13, 2018


Gun control becomes speech control

fromCreators: The State Department, which viewed online publication of gun design software as tantamount to export, conceded that the very same information would be constitutionally protected in the form of a book.
Indoctrination and Censorship    2nd Amendment Assaults

43% of Republicans want to give Trump the power to shut down media

fromWashingtonPost: Many Republicans really don't support the Constitution. A plurality say they want Trump to have the power to take ‘bad’ media outlets out.
Indoctrination and Censorship

CNN panicking: warns of ‘unsettling’ signs Dems are losing Hispanic voters to Trump

fromWesternJournal: Hispanics are traditionally more aligned with Republican positions on being pro-family, pro-business, anti-crime and gangs and imbued with an entrepreneurial spirit.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

If Americans can't agree to disagree, censorship won't stop until we are all silenced

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: Americans are begging to be censored by continuing to call for their political, religious, or societal adversaries to be silenced. We must agree to disagree before it's too late.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Walter E Williams: Enough's Enough

fromCreators: The weekend of Aug. 4-5, 12 Chicagoans were shot dead, and 62 others were wounded. Before last week's mayhem, 1,718 Chicagoans had been shot since the beginning of the year, and 306 had been murdered.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Report: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally made decision to ban Alex Jones

fromBreitbart: The situation was volatile enough that Mr. Zuckerberg got personally engaged, according to two people involved in Facebook’s handling of the accounts.
Indoctrination and Censorship

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


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

Thomas Sowell: The 'Voice Of The People' Fallacy

An understanding of convenience.      We hear many fallacies in election years. The fallacy that seems to be most popular this year is that, if Donald Trump comes close to getting the 1,237 delegates required to become the Republican nominee, and that nomination goes instead to someone else, then the convention will have ignored "the voice   ... MORE

How The West Was Shunned In Primary Politics

by Froma Harrop.   There's a not-insignificant part of the United States known as the West Coast. It includes such prominent states as California, Oregon and Washington. These states have yet to hold a single presidential primary or caucus. But at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, this population center of 50 million-plus souls was informed that the ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Desperate Tactics

The panic over Trump. It is desperation time for the Republican party establishment. Its extremely well financed favorite — Jeb Bush — never got anywhere with the voters in the primaries, and has already been forced out of the contest. This should at least cause some second thoughts — or perhaps first thoughts — by people who keep repeating that   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Desperate Tactics

Why Ted?  It is desperation time for the Republican party establishment. Its extremely well financed favorite — Jeb Bush — never got anywhere with the voters in the primaries, and has already been forced out of the contest. This should at least cause some second thoughts — or perhaps first thoughts — by people who keep repeating that money buys  ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Last Chance for America? Part II

Last Chance for America? Part I.   The worst political blunder of all time, according to scientist Freeman Dyson, was the decision of the emperor of China in 1433 to cut off his country from the outside world. In the wake of that decision, China lost its position in the forefront of human achievements and fell behind, over the centuries, to become a   ... MORE

Time For Trump Rivals To Consolidate To Save America

by Thomas Sowell.      The Super Tuesday primaries may be a turning point for America — and quite possibly a turn for the worse. After seven long years of domestic disasters and increasing international dangers, the next president of the United States will need extraordinary wisdom, maturity, depth of knowledge and personal character to rescue  ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Clinton And Sanders And Progressivism

The same Constitutional contempt as their predecessors. Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders seek to claim the "progressive" mantle. Both claim the other is not a true progressive. Clinton teased Sanders as being the "self-proclaimed gatekeeper for progressivism." Bernie Sanders said that Hillary    ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: What Are Elections For?

Donald Trump and the insight of Eric Hoffer.     After months of watching all sorts of political polls, we are finally just a few weeks away from actually beginning to see some voting in primary elections. Polls let people vent their emotions. But elections are held to actually accomplish something. The big question is whether the voters themselves   ... MORE

Democrat's Propaganda Battling The Motivated Voter

by Barry Farber.     There’s one battleground where the Democrats are walloping the body fluids out of the Republicans. It’s fitting nobody talks about it because that battlefield is beyond obscure. In fact, few know it exists! It can be summed up in one word Americans never got the hang of in the first place. The word is “propaganda”! Americans tend to  ... MORE

Flawed Ohio Marijuana Legalization Initiative Defeated

by Ilya Somin.   An anti-marijuana or anti-monopoly vote? Ohio Issue 3 – the seriously flawed marijuana legalization referendum initiative that I nonetheless defended because of its superiority to the status quo, has gone down to defeat. While not all of the votes have yet been counted, it is likely that it will lose by a large margin (currently 65-35,       ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Destroying Your Vote

Election integrity is not racist.   Voter ID laws have been challenged because liberal Democrats deem them racist. I guess that's because they see blacks as being incapable of acquiring some kind of government-issued identification. Interesting enough is the fact that I've never heard of a challenge to other ID requirements as racist, such as those:    ... MORE