Quote
Edward Snowden thinks of himself as a cyber-age guerrilla warrior, but in reality he is a self-publicizing narcissist. He did not find or expose anything illegal, nor did he exhaust all legal and constitutional options to express his reservations about the intelligence and security services. He did not attempt to limit any potential damage in making his point. He did not show that any agency activities were unreasonable in law. Let us not imbue his cowardice with higher motives. Let us not confuse his egotism with public service. Let’s not call his treachery by lesser terms. Let us be clear about the intent and impact of his actions. Let us be clear to the American people and their allies about the threats they now face from enemies inside and out, terrorist and criminal. For once, let’s say what we mean. Let us call treason by its name.

Liam Fox: “Snowden and his Accomplices”

This editorial is Exhibit A of a circle-the-wagons, defend the establishment, assuming-what-you’re-trying-to-prove argument in defense of a government so drunk on power it can’t distinguish between terrorists and the very citizens its tasked with protecting. The threats to our liberties imposed by our own government are far more imminent than any existential terrorist threat out there.

We need true conservatives (and true classical liberals) who are willing to reduce the size, scope, power, and authority of government in our lives. The biggest problem with our government isn’t that they have spied on us; it’s that they are even capable of it to begin with.

Tags: Notes
posted 4 / 16 / 2014
Comments (View)
Link
Obama Has Proposed 442 Tax Hikes Since Taking Office

antigovernmentextremist:

Since taking office in 2009, President Barack Obama has formally proposed a total of 442 tax increases, according to an Americans for Tax Reform analysis of Obama administration budgets for fiscal years 2010 through 2015.

The 442 total proposed tax increases does not include the 20 tax increases Obama signed into law as part of Obamacare.

Presented without further comment.

Tags: Notes
posted 4 / 14 / 2014
Comments (View)
Link
Sebelius: The Greatest Hits Collection

obamacare:

Read the whole thing. Her legacy will be the botched “implementation” of one of the worst pieces of legislation in American history.

Tags: Notes
posted 4 / 12 / 2014
Comments (View)
Link
Mr. Obama, maybe folks are mad because you're a liar

obamacare:

Read the whole thing. It’s fantastic.

The first comment: “Plan on being audited, Matt.”

It’s not funny because it’s true.

Tags: Notes
posted 4 / 4 / 2014
Comments (View)
Link
ObamaCare's Secret Mandate Exemption

Un-freaking-believable. This guts the main driver of the (purported) cost savings that undergirded the ACA. This is a tacit admission by the Obama administration that this whole thing is a massive failure.

Tags: Notes
posted 3 / 13 / 2014
Comments (View)
Link
9 Reasons Why Raising the Minimum Wage Is a Terrible Idea
Tags: Notes
posted 3 / 5 / 2014
Comments (View)
Link
5 Things to Know About President Obama’s Budget Proposal
Tags: Notes
posted 3 / 5 / 2014
Comments (View)
Link
Public Sector Cuts Part-Time Shifts to Bypass Insurance Law

Well, golly gee.

Tags: Notes
posted 3 / 3 / 2014
Comments (View)
Image
Tags: Notes
posted 2 / 25 / 2014
Comments (View)
Quote
It is more important…to release the creative energy of individuals than to devise further machinery for ‘guiding’ and ‘directing’ them—to create conditions favorable to progress rather than to ‘plan progress.’ (261)
— F.A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom
Tags: Notes
posted 2 / 19 / 2014
Comments (View)
Video

hilker:

redbloodedamerica:

cred-el-eeh:

redbloodedamerica:

California requires all chefs and bartender to use gloves…in the name of cleanliness.

"One by one, we’ll take away all your freedom through regulation."  - Progressives

Idk about bartenders and waitresses… But anyone preparing food needs gloves.

Rubber gloves are an insult to culinary chefs who have been preparing food for generations without them.

Anyone who demands that food preparers wear gloves has never paid attention to anyone with gloves on before, during, and after that person prepares food.

Side note: in hospitals, when doctors and nurses prepare for an extremely delicate procedure, they often don’t wear gloves. Why? Because their hands can get just as clean (who knows who else has touched those gloves?!) and gloves introduce opportunities for failure (tearing, poor grip, etc.).

Also, this: Gloves Are No Guarantee Your Doctor’s Hands Are Clean.

Emphasis added. As the interviewer wonders aloud how long it will be before the state requires Californians to wear gloves while preparing food in their own kitchens? You may think this should be a rhetorical question, but the steadily encroaching soft totalitarianism that the left embraces shows that it’s not.

Tags: Notes
posted 2 / 18 / 2014
Comments (View)
Link
OmertàCare Rule #1: You do not talk about perverse incentives
Tags: Notes
posted 2 / 12 / 2014
Comments (View)
Quote
A reduction in workforce size or overall hours of service for bona fide business reasons will not be considered to have been made in order to satisfy the workforce size condition.

Treasury Department Regulation Document (page 125), published 2/12/14.The Obama Administration is delaying and modifying the employer mandate requirements, but they expressly forbid employers from reducing their workforces in response to (i.e. to avoid) the regulations—claiming that it’s not a “bona fide business reason.” (via obamacare)

Unbelievable. The tyrannical overreach continues.

Tags: Notes
posted 2 / 12 / 2014
Comments (View)
Link
White House Delays Obamacare's Employer Mandate...Again

obamacare:

More:

More shenanigans from our ex-Constitutional Law professor.

Tags: Notes
posted 2 / 11 / 2014
Comments (View)
Link
So God Made a Farm Bill
Tags: Notes
posted 2 / 7 / 2014
Comments (View)