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TSA: What WON’T You Let Your Government Do to You?

July 13, 2014

Imagine the following scenario. It is mid-afternoon on the Wednesday just before Thanksgiving. Some jerk walks into the Atlanta airport, gets his boarding pass and makes his way to the mini-North Korea known as TSA. He hands the blueshirt his boarding pass and driver’s license. He then reaches into his carry-on bag, presses a button and – KABOOOOOOM!!!!!! – kills 2000 people. At the same moment, two other jerks are doing the exact same thing at O’Hare and DFW as part of a co-ordinated attack. And not only have... Read article

School Shootings: Beware of “Solutions”

June 15, 2014

While our thoughts and prayers need to go out to all affected by the recent fatal shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon, let us also beware of government “solutions”. A few observations: • I graduated from high school in 1979. In those days, you never saw a police officer or “resource officer” on campus. School lock downs were absolutely unthinkable. And you never heard of a school shooting. Indeed, there were a grand total of two school shootings in that academic year. • Our “psych med”... Read article

These Police State Measures Would Not Have Stopped Tim McVeigh

June 8, 2014

For the last few years, I have been blogging here about how TSA does not protect you from terrorism and how school lockdowns do not keep students safe. Nor do the security measures recently implemented at Wantagh High School on Long Island. According to WCBS TV in New York: Wantagh High School has banned backpacks and put other restrictions in place after school officials said a series of bomb threats were made against the school in recent weeks. The new rules went into effect Tuesday and officials said they will remain... Read article

They Fought For Our Freedom? American Veterans Abused By The Police State

May 24, 2014

It is easy to stand up and cheer for your favorite government activity. It is quite another to acknowledge what it means in the real world. I almost never try to speak for other people. However, I think it is fairly safe to say that the average military recruit firmly believes that he joins the military so that you and I can live and breathe in freedom. To be sure, he had other reasons for joining, but I think the defense of liberty is a fairly common characteristic. That is certainly what I thought when I was in Navy boot... Read article

If You Are Doing Nothing Wrong You Have PLENTY To Fear – 30 Examples

May 18, 2014

Sometimes I just want to pimp slap people. Last summer, I was at dinner during a sales convention. The conversation didn’t get political until someone mentioned the NSA. There is one in every crowd. Someone piped up and said, “They can spy on me all they want. I am not doing anything wrong.” They sang this song in Germany in 1933. And they sang it with unprecedented gusto in the months following 9/11, all in the name of  “security” and “keeping us safe”. We were at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the world’s... Read article

Should Christians Vote For The Lesser of Two Evils?

September 1, 2012

“Pretend with me that you’re an old German on your deathbed today. Would you rather tell your grandchildren, ‘I voted for the Nazis because they seemed better than the Communists and no other party could win’? Wouldn’t you rather be able to rise up and say, ‘I publicly denounced the Nazis and the Communists? We were a minority – 1 or 2 percent – but we stood up for the truth and we were right! We proved not all Germans were mindless torchbearers for tyranny! We were ridiculed, we were beaten and jailed,... Read article

TSA Does Not Keep You Safe. It Never Has. It Never Will

July 15, 2012

In a little less than a week, I will be flying for the third time this year. When I get to the airport, I will be faced with three abhorrent choices: Have myself photographed in my birthday suit by one of those very possibly cancer-causing nudie-nukers. Have my crotch groped by some tax-mainlining pervert in an act that anywhere else would constitute sexual assault. This is also full of health risks. Not flying. And if you are going to say, “Then just don’t fly”, then you just don’t get it. As Vin Suprynowicz... Read article

“I’m Not Going to Plead Guilty to Using My Medicine.”

January 29, 2012

Of all tyrannies a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies … those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. – C.S. Lewis Fair Haven, a quaint little town of about 6000 residents somewhere in the swamps of Jersey, holds a very special place in my heart and life. Why? Because I grew up there. Home. It is also the home of my... Read article

Why Iran Doesn’t Scare Me

December 31, 2011

The screaming meemies in the War Party have their undies in a bunch over the prospect of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon. So? Israel has over 100 nuclear warheads. The U.S. has thousands of nuclear warheads. Just one of our Ohio-class submarines can carry 192 nuclear warheads. 192 Irans in one metal tube. Ahmedinejad is a lot of bad things. However, he is not stupid. What do you think the U.S. or Israel would do if he were to attack either of us? I will let this be a rhetorical question. And besides, if he were to nuke... Read article

Three Reasons Why Ron Paul Appeals To Young People

December 2, 2011

Denver talk host David Sirota wrote a very fine essay this week on Ron Paul’s appeal among voters aged 18 to 29. Contrary to common belief, this popularity is not simply a matter of their wanting to burn hippie lettuce.* Rather, Sirota says, it is that they have a principled stance against America’s endless wars. I want to approach this question from a different angle: how one’s life experience often   profoundly influences one’s worldview. There are three major cultural reasons for Ron Paul’s appeal to younger... Read article

Which Occupiers Scare You More?

November 20, 2011

This is not about which side you take regarding Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Denver or Occupy Big Belch, Arkansas. Some things ought to frighten you more. I saw this picture the other day of police dressed in full combat gear dispersing the crowd at Occupy Chapel Hill, home of the University of North Carolina. Such grotesquely excessive displays of power by police have become commonplace in America over the last two decades. The police – along with the FBI, IRS, DEA, DHS, TSA, BATF, etc. – are becoming exactly the kind... Read article

Paterno, Clinton and Gingrich: Why Personal Morals Matter

November 15, 2011

(If you are not a sports degenerate like I am, please bear with me for a few paragraphs.) It is such a shocking and tragic story on so many levels that no one knows where to begin. Just over a week ago, Joe Paterno was the most revered figure in contemporary American sports. He led the Penn State Nittany Lions football team to a Division I record 409 victories, two national championships and six undefeated seasons. Moreover, he had been a beacon of integrity and honor in the hideously corrupt world of college sports. In... Read article

Jesus: Prince of Peace or God of War?

November 13, 2011

Someone I like and respect made the following comment on Facebook the other evening: “I’m fairly silent about religion. Why? Because I’m not interested in taking the … liberties and lives, of drug dealers and pornographers. And, I’m not interested in making war on people who didn’t first make war on me. I’m not interested in religions that enlist me to start violent fights.” It is very sad that the common perception of Christians and Christianity has come to this. Several years ago, I heard a preacher say... Read article

“They Don’t Know Anything More About Real Battle Than They Do About Fornicating”

October 22, 2011

The numbers are in. For the second and third quarters of 2011, Ron Paul. the only truly antiwar candidate in the race, has received more contributions from active duty military personnel than all other candidates combined. There are those who sell us our wars. And there is another segment of society that actually spills its blood fighting them. For the first group, war is a video game. For the second it is a bloody and gruesome reality. The first group does everything it can to deny Ron Paul’s very existence. The second... Read article

9/11: Even If the Official Story Is True, the Official Response Is Still Wrong

October 2, 2011

I am going to assume, for the sake of this article, that 9/11 happened exactly according to the official story. Even if this story is entirely true, the official response has still been totally wrong, as have been the oft-repeated clichés of those who believe the official story. Some examples: 1.     The terrorists hate us for our freedom. Even in 2001, America had the world’s highest incarceration rate. Were we that free? They far more likely hate us for our invasions, occupations, coups, bombings, sanctions... Read article

Freedom Before Football: Boycott The NFL

September 18, 2011

To paraphrase the 1978 tune “Dreadlock Holiday” by 10cc: I don’t like sports, I love them. Even if you are not into sports, this still pertains to you. It is about what you value. What are your priorities? Will you trade your birthright as an American for a few hours of entertainment pottage? Will you draw the line now and speak up when the cost of doing so is relatively minor? Or will you wait until dissent equals treason and is punished by death? Tyranny is like cancer in that early detection is of monumental importance. For... Read article

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