Freedom

Progressive and The Proper Role of Government – and your subservience to it.

by Skip January 31, 2016

Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal sums up these micro-totalitarians, perfect examples of the Progressive  philosophy: “The essence of modern Democratic Progressivism is: You will participate in what we have created for you, and you will comply with the law’s demands.” One used to believe that before pen was set to legislative paper, our […]

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Data Point – Bernie Sanders will hoover up your money

by Skip January 19, 2016

Bernie Sanders, like all Socialists / Statists, believes your money is really the State’s money.  After all, if you believe in Warrenism, “you didn’t build that” and apparently, Bernie believes that the State is only lending you your money, and now he wants it back.  After all, like all Statists, he believes his spending your […]

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I thought this odd: “…because everyone knows that fewer choices are almost always preferable,”

by Skip January 1, 2016

I used to fly a lot on business trips.  Without the commentary about doing the biz trips (No, not glamorous and not “touristy” that many think it is), I had piled up a lot of frequent flier miles.  While most of them were earned (and used) on United, I do/did have a smattering of miles […]

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Free the Nipple but not Free to Carry. The Udder Hypocrisy of an FTN Activist

by Kimberly Morin December 31, 2015

There’s a case ongoing in the courts in New Hampshire about women who want to be able to go topless.  They believe it’s their Constitutional right to do so. They are known as the ‘Free The Nipple’ (FTN) crowd.

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Hey Statists! Which economic system cures Poverty best?

by Skip December 27, 2015

Continuing on that 23 different types of deoderants, 18 different pairs of sneakers, and people making decisions all on their own and such; yet another post to which Statists would like you not to know (emphasis mine, reformatted): Sorry, Socialists, But Capitalism Is Killing Absolute Poverty To hear the global left these days, you’d think the […]

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Guest Post – Harold Turner on Net Metering and Free Markets

by Skip December 27, 2015

This first appeared in the Concord Monitor (reformatted, emphasis mine): First, what is “net metering”? It is the process of using a new “smart meter” to monitor and record the flow of electricity at your home, business or municipal building, both to and from your local electrical utility.  My smart meter has been in place in […]

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Notable Quote – David Boaz

by Skip December 25, 2015

It’s the exercise of power, not the exercise of freedom, that requires justification. – David Boaz (The Libertarian Mind (H/T: Cafe Hayek)

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Disarmament

by Skip December 20, 2015

“Fear a Government that fears your guns“ It is clear that after the Democrat Presidential Primary Debate last night, the Democrats trying to be Numero Uno fear an armed populace.  Pretty much, I can’t think of a Socialist Government that ever has. When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, […]

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Notable Quote – Ol Remus

by Susan Olsen December 1, 2015

“The will of the people and federal policy are approaching a fully inverse relationship”  

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Notable Quote – George Will

by Skip November 18, 2015

On what Progressivism and its tool, political correctness / cultural Marxism, has wrought in the Ivory Tower (emphasis mine): But whatever responsibility attaches to the parenting that produced those brittle Yalies, a larger portion of blame goes to the monolithic culture of academia. Where progressivism reigns, vigilant thought police will enforce a peace of wary […]

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Blogline of the Day: Freedom – a redefinition

by Skip November 14, 2015

This is the line I paraphrased this morning on GrokTALK! – from Instapundit: ANNA MUSSMAN: How Our New Definition Of Freedom Causes Cruelty: In the past, freedom meant to ability to obey one’s beliefs. Now, freedom is the ability to require others to obey one’s own beliefs about oneself. And that encapsulates much of the essence […]

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Are we really still the Land of the Free?

by Skip October 26, 2015

All I have to ask is this: name me five areas of your life where Government has not intruded.  I doubt you can do so. (H/T: Isismile)

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Beware of

by Skip October 25, 2015

  Many have already said this but it bears saying again: America is turning itself into a nation from one of being of self-starters, rugged individuals, willing to take risks, looking to the future, and self-responsible citizens to being victims that demand that others care for them.  Instead of picking one’s self up after getting knocked down, […]

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So when Chris Matthews says that Bernie best represents the Dems…

by Skip October 15, 2015

…he should know.  And if he knows, and is willing to let on, how much further Left has the Dems NOT been willing to admit to? Remember, before becoming a “journalist” (ok, talking head), he was a long term Democrat Party operative.  And here he is, telling everyone how far Left the Democrat Party has […]

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If unions are all that hot of a deal…

by Skip October 14, 2015

…then when given the FREEDOM TO CHOOSE, why are even more government union members deciding to leave?  And it couldn’t happen to a better union: Government employees in Seattle do not exactly fit the profile of the average Republican voter. But As the Washington Examiner’s Sean Higgins reported this week, they aren’t suckers either. Thanks to a recent […]

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Democrat Debate last nite – proved Mitt right

by Skip October 14, 2015

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States. Yup, I think they can pretty much take that off the bucket list – mission accomplished in toto for one (they’re still working on the Stupid Party, however).  Free…you name it; paid leave, more SS benefits, tuition paid, more Obamacare – it […]

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Notable Quote – Benjamin Franklin

by Skip October 11, 2015

This image was one I saw on a post talking about Obama’s community-organizer inspired frenzy to politicize the tragedy at Umpqua Community College (after all, inflaming and setting people against each other is what community organizers do to achieve ideological purposes; to wit, setting more fires than kumbaya): The proper quote is: Those who would give […]

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Why the TSA is the most Useless Federal Government Organization in Existence

by Kimberly Morin October 6, 2015

I can attest to this considering I do fly on a regular basis. I get molested every time. I once asked the TSA agent if she’d put on some Barry White music first. Most. Useless. Federal. Organization. Ever.

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Should be one of our WTF entries for tomorrow’s GrokTALK!

by Skip October 2, 2015

I read the post – totally unhinged from reality and it proves my point – the Left doesn’t care at ALL who it must tyrannize in order to “grant” freedom to “the oppressed”.  Once again, we see that the Left must TOTALLY distort the common language (“…freedom from destitution…”) in order to make their point. Adding […]

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Fred Willard played “dumb” characters – and hasn’t shaken my faith in that.

by Skip September 18, 2015

CNN asked a number of celebrities what questions they would ask the Republicans in this past Wednesday’s Republican Debate.  Out of the 25 picked, only 7 or 8 would vote for a Republican.  The last one on the page was Fred and his short answer told me all I needed to know about his politics: […]

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Moms Like Me

by Steve MacDonald September 12, 2015
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Great Ad – Watch it!

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September 11 – We still remember (bumped)

by Skip September 11, 2015

Updated (again) and bumped from 9/11/12: I just reread this – angrily.  For you see, our President, whose main responsibility is to the Constitution, the nation, and its people – to keep them safe.  Yet, this President, whose main policy is Determined Weakness, has no problem in using the might of the United States to […]

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Why We’re Losing Liberty

by Steve MacDonald September 8, 2015
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This could draw a troll or two out from under their bridge. Prager U

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A question on NH First District race…

by Skip September 6, 2015

Why isn’t Congressman Frank Guinta (R-NH) a member of the Freedom Caucus in the US House?  After all, he made it clear during his first run that he was with the TEA Party.  How come I NEVER see his name associated with his fellow legislators that make it clear that Freedom is their first concern, […]

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American Public: gay marriage loses big time to Religious Liberty

by Skip August 17, 2015

After all, freedom of expression is a Constitutionally protected Right.  And given that, here’s what was found: According to Caddell Associates, which conducted the poll, “[t]here is an overwhelming sense on the part of American voters that they want to find common ground in order to protect both the expression of religious freedom and the […]

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Freedom. “The United States has no purpose. That is perhaps its greatest achievement.”

by Skip May 4, 2015

I knew that I had used that “Yamamoto” quote (guns, blades of grass) before and in trying to find it for this post, what was at the top was something just as good to contemplate a second time: When I first read this at BusinessWeek (of all places!) after doing the show yesterday with our […]

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Daniel Fortin – accomplishes BreatheNH’s purposes but not by persuasion of the public

by Skip April 16, 2015

“The essence of modern Democratic Progressivism is: You will participate in what we have created for you, and you will comply with the law’s demands.” NH State Rep Kris Roberts (D): “Government has to protect us from our own stupidity.” NH State Rep Leigh Webb (D): “The role of government is to legislate behavior“ Naw, […]

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“The whole enchilada”

by Susan Olsen April 12, 2015

” I need to know two things about anyone’s political system: Does it prioritize human freedom, or human coercion?” Lets take a moment to consider political labels. All too often, they are used as simple pejoratives, not the least by me. If we’re talking and I tell you “You’re so progressive!”, chances are it isn’t […]

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Yes, Bob Costas. Next question?

by Skip March 24, 2015

Bob Costas is one of those celebrities (in his case, a sports broadcaster) who has used his position to lecture we little people on different topics (on guns here, here, and here).  Well, he’s continuing to ride that bicycle by totally misinterpreting the Second Amendment (or, based on his previous outbursts), shows his Progressive nature and […]

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Notable Quote – Amanda Aucoin on Homeschooling

by Skip March 2, 2015

Upon being asked what’s the reason behind those demanding and advocating for more regulation of homeschooling (emphasis mine): Homeschooling challenges the public education bureaucracy in America that says children are better off with professional educators. The more it grows the more they believe it threatens public schools, education programs at colleges (which grant teaching certificates), […]

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