collectivism

Notable Quote – John Hayward

by Skip December 19, 2014

Collectivism and the presumption of guilt <snip> What all of these stories, and so many others, have in common is the assumption of bad faith by liberals, who claim they can read the minds of everyone from dinner-party guests to society at large and detect the dark secret impulses seething beneath every word and deed. […]

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Individualist vs Collectivist mentality: the Leave Me Alone Coalition vs “You WILL be forced together”

by Skip October 25, 2014

As in “we’re all in this together”.  Voluntarily being part of a group is one thing if it is voluntary but Progressives / Socialists / Collectivists brook no dissent – you WILL be made to be all in (with them in charge).  This article at Bearing Arms lays out the contradiction that is tearing apart the American polity […]

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Notable Quote – George Will

by Skip August 18, 2014

…Progressives say corporations using inversions are unpatriotic, which is amusing. When the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision stipulated that Americans do not forfeit their First Amendment right to political advocacy when they act together through corporations (including, and especially, incorporated nonprofit advocacy groups), progressives ridiculed the idea that corporations should be treated as people. Now, progressives charge that corporations resorting […]

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ObamaCare, ObamaZone – The Big Lie: ” It was disguised as something that would be almost completely voluntary”

by Skip July 27, 2014

NH State Rep Leigh Webb (D): “The role of government is to legislate behavior“ And that is not the expression of one that values or cherishes Freedom; instead, it is THE  seedling of Totalitarianism.  Obamacare, ObamaZoning – different facets of the same evil – those that have the hubris of incomplete knowledge that feel they have the right […]

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LeBron James knows what Obama and Elizabeth Warren don’t

by Skip July 14, 2014

Caught at The Corner: The line in his [LeBron James] return-to-Cleveland statement that resonates most with us denizens of the North Coast is the following: “In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have.” Contrast that statement with Barack Obama’s obtuse, insulting, and dispiriting 2012 observation: ” You didn’t build […]

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Notable Quote – Christopher Chantrill

by Susan Olsen March 18, 2014

“You see, liberals, a world without personal responsibility is not a Kumbaya world of fuzzy collective consensus. It is a world wrenched back in time to the rule of the patriarch or its modern derivative, the charismatic lightbringer. In the age of cities, science, markets, commerce, it fails every time it’s been tried. But you […]

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Everyone in New Hampshire Should Run Against Elected Democrats On This

by Steve MacDonald November 8, 2013
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Yesterday the Democrats in the New Hampshire house forced a vote on SSHB0001_i, medicaid expansion for New Hampshire.  By forced, I mean that no one was given the opportunity to read the bill they were being asked to vote on.  A bill that would tie New Hampshire tighter to the constraints of ObamaCare; a bill […]

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So why do Progressives insist

by Skip July 4, 2013

From President Calvin Coolidge’s July 4th speech of 1926 – on the Progressive movement then gaining momentum (emphasis mine): About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences […]

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Blogline of the Day – on HB 135 (Deputy Dawg’s repeal of Stand Your Ground)

by Skip April 25, 2013

From the Seacoastonline.com reporting on the NH Senate hearing on Shurtleff’s repeal of Stand Your Ground (who is exempt from his own law) (emphasis mine): Earl Kolb, 32, of Salem, said the repeal proposal was written with only public safety in mind. As someone who uses a wheelchair, he urged lawmakers to consider those for […]

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MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry – If you thought getting my rifle out of my cold, dead hands was hard enough…

by Skip April 12, 2013

“We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we’ve always had a private notion of children; your kid is yours and totally your responsibility. We haven’t had a very collective notion of these are our children,” If my kids were still young, Dr. Harris-Perry, you’d get a blast of […]

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Don’t pay your taxes – you can’t be part of Our Collective

by Skip March 25, 2013

If it was only that easy to get around these Freedom crushers!  Once in a while, I am directed to a site that is definitely NOT Right-of-Center and this time the tipster sent me to Miscellany: Blue, a rather progressive site.  The occasion was an interview done by Dave Ridley with Progressive NH State House […]

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Getting outside the echo chamber: “The Right opposes Social Security because…every person has worth….” Part 2

by Skip March 11, 2013

The Right opposes Social Security because it is based on the social democratic idea that every person has worth, even if they are too old to work, and that no one should live in poverty. And so we debate!  I received Professor Joseph Schwartz’s opening remarks on the defense of this line written by Maria […]

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No. Collectivism of the Obama brand cannot preserve Individual Liberty

by Skip January 22, 2013

Over at Townhall was a piece on a phrase from Obama’s 2nd Inaugural Address (a paeon to Progressivism – once again “repurposing language” to sound as if he agree with the Founding Fathers but absolutely up ending the original intent): “Preserving our individual liberties,” the President said, “ultimately requires collective action.” A phrase worthy of […]

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Notable Quote – Jerry Bowyer

by Skip November 22, 2012

As my friend Reuven Brenner has taught me, history is a series of experiments: The Human Gamble. Some gambles work and are adopted by history and some do not and should be abandoned by it. The problem is that the human gamble only works if there is a record of experimental outcomes and if decision […]

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Notable Quote: Hayek On Collectivist Doctrine

by Scott Morales October 17, 2012

“…the paradox of all collectivist doctrine and its demand for ‘conscious’ control or ‘conscious’ planning is that they necessarily lead to the demand that the mind of some individual should rule supreme” – FA Hayek    

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This is an important lesson that we all need to learn!

by Tim Condon September 8, 2012

The sooner, the better. Thankfully, we’ve got President Obama and Elizabeth Warren to make sure we understand….

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A Jail Sentence For Drinking Water

by Rick Olson August 10, 2012

“All oppression creates a state of war.”  —Simone de Beauvoir On Wednesday, July 25 Skip featured a Guest Post from Ken Eyring. The central thesis of Mr. Eyring’s post was that the NH Water Sustainability Commission gave a low-profile public notice seeking input from the public regarding management of  Granite State water resources over the next 25 […]

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NH Rep Judith Spang replies to Ken Eyring – defends the taking of water rights from property owners. Ken rebuts

by Skip July 29, 2012

Earlier this week, I had put up a Letter by Ken Eyring concerning Gov. Lynch’s Water Sustainability Commission that without any authorizing legislation or statute, is in the process of taking away your water rights.  I wrote the following preamble to that Letter: Did you know that there is an executive commission that was set […]

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Notable Quote – Frank Chodorov

by Skip July 4, 2012

On this day where we celebrate Freedom, a warning on those that would take it away: Perhaps it is an inner need that impels the socialist to his ideology, for I have never met an advocate of government intervention who did not admit, inadvertently, his own capacity for commissariat functions.  He always has a plan, […]

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Decisions – which will you choose?

by Skip April 5, 2012

Make no mistake – there is a political battle going on simply because it is a Presidential election year.  But also make no mistake – there is a philosophical battle going on for the soul of what this country can and should be; what should the Land of the Free have as its guiding principle?  […]

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