Tyranny

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

by Skip August 1, 2014

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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Why is it that only Fed agencies undergoing Congressional oversight are losing hard drives?

by Skip July 14, 2014

Lois Lerner of the IRS is the most famous example of a Federal Agency who has been weaponized by the Obama Administration (even, according to random posts I’ve seen, more than Tricky Dicky – disgraced President Nixon (R) or one termer President LBJ (D)) and we have been SO treated by the arrogance of the […]

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So Much For Buying The World A Coke!

by Steve MacDonald July 9, 2014
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Lightbringer is having a rhetoric deficit on just about every front.  Obama has treated the US Economy like a rental car.  He has only taken a middling interest in international matters, and only when he thought it might burnish his street cred.  The problem there is that he never had any cred to burnish.  The […]

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OUR State Project: What is it about “Free” that has Zandra Rice-Hawkins and Cynthia Chase’s panties in a bunch?

by Skip May 25, 2014

Adding a bit more from Steve’s post on the hysterical OUR State Project Progressives that believe that people who seemingly just want to be left alone by Government are THE existential threat to NH!  Remember, this from people who are out of staters themselves and depend on outside money to attack these people who just want […]

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The two-minute warning

by Tom May 14, 2014

Game almost over? Sadly, William Baer was arrested for speaking outside of his “two minute” free-speech allotment at a Gilford, NH school board meeting.  Protesting the use of a scandalous novel (which I will not promote here) in his daughters’ high school, his concerns and complaints got to be too much for the board to […]

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SB 120 – Speech Limited In NH By Those Most Threatened By It (Updated)

by Steve MacDonald April 15, 2014
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I have been following the New Hampshire Political ruling class efforts to stifle political speech for years.  It is a bipartisan effort to erect barriers to free speech.  So what do you call that?  Almost free speech?  Sort of Free speech?  Selective Free speech?  Speech that’s free but only during the calendar days defined by […]

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“Paint Stewardship Program” – look, there’s the gun toting Nanny at the paint racks!

by Skip March 21, 2014

NH State Rep Leigh Webb (D): “The role of government is to legislate behavior“ NH State Rep Laura Pantelakos (D): “I don’t care about protecting peoples’ Liberty“ Yet another Government mandate in search of a problem.  Democrat Progressives just can’t STAND the idea that they aren’t smarter than everyone else and have to pass legislation […]

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Surprise! Kids Find Out Who Pays For Unaffordable Obama Doesn’tCare!

by Mike March 14, 2014

Not only did Obama drop the bombshell that he thought youngsters should forgo some other budget items in order to afford the unaffordable ObamaCare, in a live Health Care Town Hall with Spanish language media on March 6th, but he actually allowed himself to be zinged on Funny or Die’s Between Two Ferns in a […]

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An idea that gives Progressive Freedom h8ters angina

by Skip February 12, 2014

Heh! (emphasis mine): S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley said Tuesday that she backs a proposal that would make it legal for most South Carolinians to carry guns – concealed or in the open – without a permit or the training that the state currently requires. Haley made her comments after she signed into law a bill […]

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Where I disagree with Steve on SB 120 – the NH Republican State Senator Incumbent Protection Racket Act

by Skip February 9, 2014

No,  Steve, it is NOT “not… intentional“: I’m not saying that any of this was intentional, by the way.  I’m saying that the sponsors are probably too blinkered by their own arrogance, trapped in the tunnel-vision of their own circumstances, to realize the destructive power of what they are trying to do. I believe SB120′s […]

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Notable Quote – Ol’ Remus

by Susan Olsen February 4, 2014

“Meanwhile, everywhere  but DC, liberation from  fascist servitude is going from success to success. Many states are remembering they’re states, not  administrative subdivisions. Yes, others still cling to their vassalage,   staving off their Hindenberg moment with hysterical decrees, but still others are breaking up like slave ships on the rocks. The worm is turning, the […]

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Senator Shaheen – Tell Me again. What Exactly Do We Need You For?

by Steve MacDonald January 30, 2014
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The most Partisan President rambles on in unspecific platitudes with but one exception.  He is prepared to act like a king to get what he wants if Congress won’t give it to him.  It’s his most consistent theme of late. So how does New Hampshire’s Senior Senator respond? While other Democrat Senators up for re-election […]

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Intolerant Andrew Cuomo Channels NH Cynthia Chase – And how NH HB1589 Fits In

by Steve MacDonald January 21, 2014
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Democrats are not interested in dialogue or debate.   Compromise is something other people do. They use the power of the mob or the state (often both) to silence opposition.   Campaign finance laws always favor their political “speakers” at the expense of all others.   They are the ones ginning up mobs to picket people’s homes and […]

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Therein the Patient / Must Minister to Himself

by Steve MacDonald December 25, 2013
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In ‘Our Culture, What’s Left of It,’ author Theodore Dalrymple in discussing how Shakespeare’s Macbeth “warns us to preserve our humanity by accepting limitations on our actions,” remarks on the fraud of perfecting human nature though social engineering in a way that reminded me of our current circumstances on this Christmas day. Speaking on the […]

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Dr. Williams points out just one way that Democrats prove they no longer believe in the Constitution

by Skip December 11, 2013

Read through Founders notes, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Federalist and anti-Federalists papers and it becomes clear that they believed that our Rights came from simply being human – gifts from God and Nature’s God.  They are not bestowed upon any of us by the fact that Government exists.  In fact the existence […]

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Liberal Journalist Whines About W.H. Constitutional Abuses

by Scott Morales December 6, 2013
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Silly little lefty, of course statism begets tyranny. What did you expect? Statism knows only one party, its own. And it protects its own with an wrought-iron fist. Some on the Left are finally on the receiving end of what they’ve been advocating for all these years, and are a little surprised. Similar to the […]

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Now that we are all stuffed, a quick note on GMO food

by Skip November 28, 2013

A few days ago, this topic came up at a meeting I was at – Cafe Hayek reminded me of it so it gives me a chance to comment: If I am interested in buying GMO-free food (I’m not – I’ve eaten plenty but have friends who care deeply about it), shouldn’t there be a […]

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The real reason for the success of Thanksgiving – Property Rights

by Skip November 28, 2013

Now, I will take a bit of an issue with Reason  – Thanksgiving was given to God in a celebration and not the fact that the Pilgrims went from Communism to Capitalism for the basis of its economic.  However, that historical lesson presented here is quickly summed up here: While there are some that will […]

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Getting it Right on the “Nuclear Option”

by Steve MacDonald November 22, 2013

Democrats will insist that changing the filibuster rules in the US Senate was to stop obstruction.  Not so.  Not even close. This has nothing to do with holding up nominations to sit empty court rooms with missing judges.   There are always scores of those waiting to be addressed under every president. This is about Reid […]

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There Are Many Names for This Not The Least of Which is Tyranny

by Steve MacDonald November 19, 2013
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Democrats get all uppity whenever anyone shares a message that can be connected to anyone else with money.  If you happen to agree politically and that advances the interest of someone successful, or a particular segment of business or industry, you are their shill.  On the take.  In the pocket of some entity that is […]

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OK, so its Jonah Goldberg Day on GraniteGrok

by Skip November 8, 2013

hey, if it is good, it’s good – and our job to bring it here (emphasis mine): That’s what makes the reaction to Obamacare so interesting. Several times now, the president has endeavored to explain that it’s not that big a deal millions of Americans are losing their health-insurance plans against their will. The people […]

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US Senator Dan Coats speaking up for Constitutional religious Liberty; Ayotte voted it down

by Skip November 8, 2013

Is it not tyranny when Government takes upon itself to define what is “acceptable” religious activity – and where it can be expressed and where it is denied (and that would be the Obama Administration)?  But then again, the popular culture seemingly no longer believes or wishes to allow this and instead, prefers its trumping […]

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Isn’t this a lie? “Putting Americans In Control of Their Health Care”?

by Skip November 6, 2013

Let’s see, My Government says what my insurance policy has to have – including substance abuse (I’m a teetotaler), pediatric care (my kids are grown and I’m not going to have any more), and maternity care (ditto).  Other stuff as well that I would never purchase if I  had my own way. How am I in […]

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Notable Quote – C.S. Lewis

by Skip November 4, 2013

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. – C.S. Lewis I fear not the Tyrant with the gun – he is at least honest with his intention. I do fear the busybodies and do-gooders that weave the cocoon of soft despotism around me simply […]

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Obama Stasi Raid Journalist’s Home For One Thing – Walk Out With Another

by Steve MacDonald October 25, 2013
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In a less well know act of government vs. Journalists, a freelance reporter who had done investigative work on agencies under Homeland Security, had her home raided in early August.  The search warrant was to look for arms or ammunition that the reporters husband was not supposed to have, but they managed to seize without […]

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DE-Branding: 100 Years Of Goodwill Trashed

by Mike October 10, 2013

This cartoon by Rosslyn Smith over at American Thinker sums it up pretty neatly: When the trusted service dog turns out to be a wolf When the cuddly cub grows up to be a Grizzly When the nice men in brown shirts turn out to be just BROWNSHIRTS Then, Houston, we’ve got a problem! If […]

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A Congresswomen may be saying it but The People are already acting on it.

by Skip October 9, 2013

Civil Disobedience.  Washington Times: Rep. Michele Bachmann believes that President Obama has committed impeachable offenses and that the nation could be on the cusp of the kind of civil disobedience that led to the public uprising in Egypt against the Muslim Brotherhood. A President’s role is to “faithfully execute” the laws that are passed by […]

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Tyranny Expands – Rangers Evict Seniors From Homes

by Mike October 6, 2013

Democrats made a big deal out of Paul Ryan’s proposed sensible budget, with granny off the cliff advertisements, but that’s nothing compared to what Democrats will do with power when they have it. BarryCading memorials, Blocking access to scenic views, closing the WWII cemeteries in France, and now – actually kicking seniors from their homes […]

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NH Dems already killed off the DC Dem argument: “settled law!”

by Skip September 30, 2013

Here in NH, we have heard the NH Dems cry “SETTLED LAW!  SETTLED LAW!” when they thought that  Republicans were going to “re-legislate” the homosexual marriage law.  And a bunch of others.  And yet, when they took control this session, immediately they started in “re-legislating” in either watering down or removing laws that the Republican […]

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Where Piers Morgan shows he doesn’t ‘get’ the US Constitution – again

by Skip September 12, 2013

Piers, Piers, Piers – you of all people should know the phrase containing “and dispel all doubt”.  A recent tweet on his favorite hobby horse (the Socialist / Statist mantra that citizens should be disarmed) shows a serious lack of understanding of the underlying philosophy of the US Constitution.  The Founders were careful with their […]

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