Government

Blogline of the Day: Do you?

by Skip September 28, 2017

Question of the Day: Do You Fear The Government? I’m pretty sure that I know what most Conservatives and Libertarians will say, but humor me by edumacating  by leaving a comment. For our Progressive / Democrat / Liberal readers, let me know TWO ways: With the current occupant of the Oval Office And if Hillary […]

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Notable Quote – George Washington

by Skip September 24, 2017

A reminder of what our First President thought of the Second Amendment: (H/T: 1776 Patriots USA)

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Blogline of the Day – People SHOWING they are better than Government

by Skip September 3, 2017

First one: Houston is socially resilient. Texas’s culture may strike some as atavistic macho-cowboy silliness, but, as it turns out, when the water gets high you really want to have some atavistically macho cowboys around, particularly if they are in possession of the flat-bottomed boats favored by the justly celebrated “Cajun Navy.” The now-famous Houston […]

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Liberal Objection to Google’s Power Never Translates to their Obsession With Government

by Steve MacDonald September 3, 2017

Gizmodo like most liberal mouthpieces, worries about the overreaching power of monopolistic behemoths like Google. Google started out as a company dedicated to ensuring the best access to information possible, but as it’s grown into one of the largest and most profitable companies in the world, its priorities have changed. Even as it fights against ordinary […]

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Data Point – Why do we have to pay more taxes than spend on the family and clothing expenses?

by Skip September 2, 2017

Reformatted, emphasis mine: Americans on average spent more on taxes in 2016 than they did on food and clothing combined, according to data released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2016, according to BLS, “consumer units” (which include families, financially independent individuals, and people living in a single household who share expenses) spent more […]

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Notable Quote – Chris Coyne

by Skip August 24, 2017

The notion of the “art of association” can be traced back to Tocqueville, who noted America’s robust civil society that consists of an array of social associations and networks.  These associations and networks were not the result of government design or legislation, but instead evolved through the ingenuity of self-reliant citizens acting entrepreneurially.  Associations stand […]

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Government Can’t Fix Healthcare

by Steve MacDonald July 17, 2017

This is a nice explanation of first, second, and third party payer systems and why the government can’t fix healthcare.

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Notable Quote – Prof. Randy Barnett

by Skip June 4, 2017

The political theory announced in the Declaration of Independence can be summed up by the proposition I mentioned above: First come rights then comes government.  According to this view: The rights of individuals do not originate with any government, but preexist its formation. The equal protection of these rights is both the purpose and first […]

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So why does Government hate on small business?

by Skip March 28, 2017

“Small businesses employ over 57 million Americans. And yet, the government’s taxes and regulations overwhelmingly favor big businesses at the expense of small ones. Why? Find out in this short video.” Hint: go ask your Democrat Federal office holder why – watch them bend like a pretzal. (H/T: Liberty Unyielding)

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Timothy Horrigan won’t understand this – at all

by Skip March 19, 2017

And both of our Democrat Senators, Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie “The Red” Hassan, will be indignant that there are a lot of us believe that Government doesn’t do charity. It certainly isn’t Christian charity (a kindness from one person to another from the kindness of their heart) UPDATE: thanks to HammerNH, Carol Shea-Porter is not […]

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Democrats Volunteer to Help Trump Empty the Swamp

by Steve MacDonald March 13, 2017

Remember when shutting down the government was bad? Not anymore. Democrats are promising to block bills that include a handful of Mr. Trumps’ priorities even if it shuts down “the government.” They place the blame (naturally) for any shutdown on Republicans, but I think they should look at this as an opportunity. If Democrats block funding […]

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Enjoy Your Denial. It’s The Only Thing Left That’s Truly Yours

by Steve MacDonald January 27, 2017

When the government directs taxpayer money toward something, it immediately takes an interest in everything about the money. The cash comes with a sidecar full of rules, regulations. The blanket term for these is ‘strings.’ It always comes with strings attached. Everyone knows this except women who are told by Democrats to support taxpayer-funded abortion.

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Notable Quote – Stephen Green

by Skip October 6, 2016

Leave it to government to force a marketplace into existence, where people are coerced into buying something many of them can’t afford to use, and which sellers still lose money selling. And then leave it to government to blame free markets for the failure. -Stephen Green (Instapundit) Actually, its not Government that’s doing the blaming […]

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When Government Works For….

by Steve MacDonald September 14, 2016
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More Trey Gowdy Committee Porn.  See also, I’m not sure to whom the FBI thinks it answers but it’s not Congress or the people. (Update: I wonder if Mr. Herring’s first name is Red?)

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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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