Day: December 19, 2012

Quick Thought – Role of the State; what about Liberties?

From Tim’s post: the New Deal settlement has been reshaping Americans’ expectations about the nation-state’s reach and role. Consequently, the U.S. federal government will continue to provide a social safety net, regulate the economy, and shoulder a substantial share of responsibility for safeguarding the social and economic bases of political equality. The State is responsible for …

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And so the “caving in” begins over Sandy Hook and Political Correctness and lack of a backbone

First it was private equity house,Cerebus, unloading its Bushmaster gun company – I merely noticed it knowing that the California Teachers Retirement fund was vested in Cerebus and therefore, a part owner in Bushmaster.  Such a PR faux pas was not going to last long – and it didn’t as it is now set for …

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Blogline of the Day – on socialism

Asking a socialist to embrace austerity is like asking a prostitute to embrace chastity: it’s simply not part of the business model. I still like Steve‘s, involving “eunuchs at a fertility festival.”   (H/T: Instapundit)

Senator Joe “I don’t know anyone that needs 30 rounds in a clip to go hunting.” Manchin seemed to enjoy himself

That would be Senator Joe Manchin, Democrat.  Who famously used a rifle during a campaign commercial vowing to kill the EPA Cap N Trade bill.  He certainly has touted his NRA credentials.  However, just like most Liberal politicians, he’s stuck the wet pinkie in the air and pivoted so quick his feet are 6″ in …

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An Assault Weapon or Not An Assault Weapon…That is the Question

I’m no expert on firearms but do a fair job of knowing how government works and this “we need to do something” thing plays right into my wheelhouse. That “something” is the desire of legislators to appear to be capable of managing our lives in every meaningful way, so when a nut plotted, planned and …

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Reason and force

A fellow New Hampshire-ite wrote this several years ago and, while it has already been reposted and cross-posted around the blogosphere over the past few days, it is more than worthy of another read: Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something …

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Choice

20 innocent children.  Full of promise.  Harming no one.  Dead.  Murdered by a stranger bent on their destruction.   Guns don’t kill children.  People do. 1.2 million innocent children.  Full of promise.   Harming no one.  Dead.  Murdered by strangers with the explicit permission of their mothers.  Scalpels don’t kill children.  In 2011, their mothers and their mothers’ …

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