Governmental Oppression

Public Perception Of Cops Today

by Rick Olson January 1, 2015

“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” —Aldous Huxley Public perception of the police is constantly challenged. Being a police officer has never been a tougher profession. The Bureau of Justice Statistics is replete with data on police officer divorce, alcoholism and other social problems. […]

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Seamless Statism

by Rick Olson February 12, 2013

   “Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all.”    —Frederic Bastiat One of the most nifty aspects of […]

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The Battle Of Athens…Tennesee

by Rick Olson January 16, 2013

“The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy”  —Charles de Montesquieu [Art.] 10. [Right of Revolution.] Government being instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security, of the whole community, and not for the private interest or emolument of […]

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An End To Presidential Term Limits?

by Rick Olson January 8, 2013

“How come liberals never admit that they’re liberal? They’ve now come up with a new word called ‘progressive,’ which I thought was an insurance company but apparently it’s a label.” —Marco Rubio  Obstinate continuance in a particular course of action despite ongoing and continued opposition encapsulates the very definition of Persistence. Such is the case of […]

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Obama’s “Brown Shirts”

by Rick Olson November 1, 2012

“I think when you spread the wealth around it’s good for everybody.”—Barack Hussein Obama This is beginning to be scary stuff. The President of the nation has us all on a socialist track; He is driving the country into chaos and disorder; too many people do not have jobs;  He is increasing the grasp of […]

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by Rick Olson October 11, 2011

We now live at a time when government seems to be taking its liberties by parsing our constitutional protections where the overarching concept of the Fourth Amendment to the constitution. Despite the numerous legal challenges mounted in ECPA cases, the government fights hard to keep this ability. For that, I am lost on how our constitution continues to restrain what seems to be a slow and steady march toward arbitrary and oppressive governance.

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