Freedom

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

by Skip May 24, 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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So now the principle of Government is to be “irritating”?

by Skip May 6, 2016

NH State Rep Leigh Webb (D): “The role of government is to legislate behavior“ …said NONE of our Foundational documents.  But these Progressive Socialists don’t care much ’bout details…or freedom to choice or the free marketplace: …The City Council on Thursday green-lit a controversial bill that puts a 5-cent fee on plastic and paper shopping […]

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They just CAN’T leave ANYone alone, can they?

by Skip April 23, 2016

I am part of the Just Leave Me Alone Coalition – but the Left CANNOT stand anyone being outside of their notion of Collectivism.  It echos the mantra of Fascism as defined in Mussolini’s Italy in the 1930s/1940s: According to Benito Mussolini, this system politicizes everything spiritual and human: “Everything within the state, nothing outside the […]

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Remember, it is only a tool

by Skip March 31, 2016

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Remember, it’s called Self-Responsibility

by Skip March 31, 2016

Decisions have consequences – choose wisely (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Chris Sununu’s words are, IMHO, a bit strange

by Skip March 27, 2016

Now that the NH FITN Prez Wannabe Beauty Contest is now long gone, we can start turning our attentions to what matters: NH (e.g., “screw DC, save NH”).  That certainly means it’s time to start watching and evaluating NH specific races which certainly includes the Governor one.  Ann Marie Banfield has an extensive email list […]

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From whence did your Freedoms arise?

by Skip March 25, 2016

Such is our “Constitutional Lecturer” (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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At the risk of making this an all “Ted” day – this from pollster Frank Luntz: 100%

by Skip March 11, 2016

“It’s like government spending. It is very easy. Hillary Clinton says she’ll cut waste, fraud and abuse. If only we had smarter people in Washington, that would fix the problem. You know what? That is the statement of a liberal who doesn’t understand government is the problem.

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Liberty – lessened when Crony Capitalism meets Crony Government

by Skip February 24, 2016

Here in the land of “Live Free or Die”, we still have this Liberty that others have been denied: The federal seat-belt-law mandate was the result of a 1980s deal between Reagan-era Transportation secretary Elizabeth Dole (proof, long before Mayor Bloomberg, that nanny-state tendencies transcend partisan labels) and Detroit automakers, who calculated that regulating their customers […]

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Is Administrative Law Unlawful?

by Skip February 23, 2016

From Cafe Hayek:  Is Administrative Law Unlawful?: “Evidently, the lust for power outside the law is a recurring danger, and it is confined neither to monarchies nor to the past. Understanding this, Americans in their constitutions carefully repudiated power outside or above the law.  Their constitutions, however, could no longer hold off the danger when […]

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When Freedom reigns – even here in America

by Skip February 23, 2016

…Looking around the country, we find huge gaps in major metropolitan areas’ economic fortunes — for every booming Dallas-Fort Worth, there’s a sclerotic Detroit. Adam Smith’s principles, put forth more than two centuries ago, go a long way toward explaining why some areas do so much better than others. In “The Wealth of Nations,” the […]

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“Free Stuff” means slavery for someone else

by Skip February 21, 2016

I’ll just say it loud: some people just don’t deserve free stuff.  After all, it’s worth every penny they paid for it seems to be their outlook.  How many of us know people that once having received something free, trash it?  Not everyone and some people are REALLY appreciative of what they have been given. […]

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NH GOP Republicans had the chance to do this, too

by Skip February 12, 2016

But too many of them are actually beholden to unions themselves, value their seats over Principles, or are outright Democrats masquerading as Republicans. Or, really, are just spineless political protoplasm?  Me?  I think it is more the latter than the others.  They are UNWILLING to stand up for Principles that they mouth the words to.  Could […]

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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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