Government

Taxation Is Theft

by Kimberly Morin April 16, 2016
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Seller, Buyer, Collector..

by Scott Morales April 13, 2016

There but for the grace of God…

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“Nothing is or can be further from the truth…”

by Steve MacDonald April 6, 2016
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Orestes Brownson Nothing is or can be further from the truth than the assumption of the natural equality of all men.  The first family, the first school we visit, the first crowd in which we mingle, belies it. One leads, is ring-leader, the rest follow. No training or equality of education can make it otherwise. […]

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We are all ‘Children’ to Their Government

by Steve MacDonald March 29, 2016
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When a progressive says “it’s for the children,” we picture kids. Considering how they’d like government to treat “grown-ups,” I think they are referring to everyone not just children under the age of “x.”

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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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Corporatist Social Media Speech Suppression?

by Steve MacDonald February 20, 2016
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We’ve said it ourselves. Private business is free to suppress political speech in it’s own spaces. But what do you do when or if private business works with government to suppress political speech? John Hayward – Breitbart When free-speech champions criticize Twitter (or the even more draconian speech controls practiced by platforms like Facebook, in open coordination with […]

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Blogline of the Day – Government and its view of its subjects

by Skip January 7, 2016

“What kind of government cares more about appeasing Islamic terrorists than defending the constitutional rights of its citizens? A government that would disarm us during the age of terror.” (H/T: Instapundit)

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After 200 years, the Crown would Feel at Home Here Again

by GrokWatch News Desk December 16, 2015

by Charles G. Douglas, III  Where Do You Go To Challenge Illegal Government Decisions When The Courts Close You Out? China and Russia have an approach to government responsibility that places the powers of government above and over the people.  Our system is the reverse.  Our 1784 Bill of Rights in Part I, Article 8 clearly […]

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Right to Know NH Authors Bills To Improve Government Transparency

by GrokWatch News Desk December 8, 2015
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Right to Know New Hampshire has authored and submitted to the New Hampshire House of Representatives, three bills to bring the letter of the ‘right-to-know’ law closer to the spirit of the law. These bills, which amend the Right-To-Know law (RSA 91-A), will help to increase public disclosure and improve government transparency.

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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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Why is it bad in society but OK in government?

by Skip October 23, 2015

After all, man is man regardless if one is in society or in government – we all put our underwear on the same way.  Yet, Progressives seem to believe that once in government, people MUST undergo an instant IQ boost as they believe that those in Government can and must make decisions for those in […]

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Charity is not charity when it is collected as taxes

by Skip August 27, 2015

Socialists / Statists believe that charity begins and ends with Government; if Government doesn’t do it, it’s not worth it nor is it charity.  If you have examined, oh say Joe Biden’s tax return, you see how miserly he is (even as he and his wife are part of the 1%).  We’ve blogged about many […]

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Hillary Clinton – You Cannot Succeed Without Government

by Steve MacDonald August 2, 2015
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We opened the program with the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot of the week. Hillary Clinton, speaking at an Urban League Dinner, went in to a screed that meant: you can’t possibly succeed at anything without government. This was a premeditated attack on the next speaker, Jeb Bush, who said nothing in his defense or to contradict […]

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Lots of choice for the Iran mullahs – for us?

by Skip July 19, 2015

Government decides we are too stupid to pick the foods they want us to: So, if I start making my own nuke, that’s ok?  On my plate they decide what I can eat (heading for a delicious Sloppy Joe sandwich in a few minutes) but I want a big BOOM!, no worries?  Hey, and will […]

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Notable Quote – Ray Bradbury

by Susan Olsen July 1, 2015

“If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over […]

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Notable Quote – Thomas Sowell

by Susan Olsen May 20, 2015

“[T]he federal government does not just “ask” for money. It takes the money it wants in taxes, usually before the people who have earned it see their paychecks. Despite pious rhetoric on the left about “asking” the more fortunate for more money, the government does not “ask” anything. It seizes what it wants by force. If […]

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Amtrak Crash Caused By Insufficent Offerings to The Relevant God of Government

by Steve MacDonald May 15, 2015
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The theodicy of federal government requires an explanation that defends the goodness of government control or subsidies into the given sphere. So just as some religious groups might blame a weather event on insufficient fealty to the relevant god, some progressives blame — before the National Transportation Safety Board has even shown up on site […]

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Jonah Goldberg – The Omnipotence Paradox

by Steve MacDonald May 15, 2015
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Notable Quote – Paul Craig Roberts

by Susan Olsen April 29, 2015

“A government that cannot survive truth and must resort to stamping out truth is not a government that any country wants.” Paul Craig Roberts, Institute for Political Economy, April 21, 2015 H/T Ol Remus  

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Notable Quote – Edward R. Murrow

by Susan Olsen April 25, 2015

“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.”

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Data Point – Americans believe Government is the worst problem we face

by Skip March 16, 2015

So much for the Progressive “Government is good for you and you should trust us”.  In this, Obama has failed to “transform” America: (H/T: CNSNews)

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Dat Point – Trust in Government is in the toilet

by Skip March 2, 2015

This is what Pew Research is showing. Frankly, they’ve done it to themselves.  People with trust institutions that act in trustworthy fashions (even here in the US where most people view Government with an upraised eyebrown (unless you are Zandra Rice-Hawkins (and affiliated co-comrades) who never met a government that she wouldn’t swoon over). (H/T: Independent […]

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Notable quote – Joseph Sobran

by Susan Olsen February 17, 2015

“People who create things nowadays can expect to be prosecuted by highly moralistic people who are incapable of creating anything. There is no way to measure the chilling effect on innovation that results from the threats of taxation, regulation and prosecution against anything that succeeds. We’ll never know how many ideas our government has aborted […]

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Notable Quote – Justice Brandeis

by Steve MacDonald February 12, 2015
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Debt-Free Govt? What a CONCEPT!

by Skip January 7, 2015

The problem is that the vast majority of politicians and those in Govt are often SO quick to start the groupthink of “hey, paid this off – that’s the signal to turn around and buy more debt!”.  It always seems to be the mindset that Govt should always be funding itself more INSTEAD of thinking “Hey, […]

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How Much Capitulation is Enough?

by Steve MacDonald January 7, 2015
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Social media runneth over with discussion on the matter of Democrat elected Speaker Jasper (R- Hudson) and yes, the importance of getting along to get ahead.  Getting things done.  The need to accept things as they are is more important than sticking to principle–if sticking to principles rocks the boat. Without burdening you with a […]

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Govt Union Rules

by Steve MacDonald January 4, 2015
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Govt union rules: 1. Turn backs on de Blasio: fascist insubordination, fire them. 2. Overrun WI capitol: This is what democracy looks like. — David Burge (@iowahawkblog) January 4, 2015

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GrokTALK! – The Administrative State

by Steve MacDonald December 19, 2014
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In segment four we explore the administrative state and how you can’t do anything anymore without violating a regulation or a law; you can’t even feed the homeless without permission from the state.  You even need a sticker on your dinghy! It is the ongoing inversion of responsibility from the citizen to the government. And […]

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It’s called “scamming the system”

by Skip December 17, 2014

“My 15-year old in 10th grade asked me the other day about free lunch. He asked how people get it. I explained and then he said, “But dad, these kids are wearing Jordan’s and expensive clothes.” Welcome to the real world son.” And why wouldn’t parent give their kids better things when other people have […]

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ECO Group Spent $25K of Your Money On Their Christmas Party

by Steve MacDonald December 4, 2014
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A recent audit of funds dispersed by the Federal government’s  National Science Foundation revealed, wait for it…waste, fraud, and abuse. The audit, conducted by the National Science Foundation inspector general and the Defense Contract Audit Agency, detailed spending by the Colorado-based National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). The nonprofit, designed to operate a network of ecological […]

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