The Libertarian Pledge to America →
Congress Can't Repeal Economics →
It’s raining! I don’t like it! Why hasn’t Congress passed the Good Weather Act and the Everybody Happy Act? Sound dumb? Why is it any dumber than a law called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which promised to cover more for less money?
The government is best which makes itself unnecessary.– Wilhelm von Humboldt
Politics is the art by which politicians obtain campaign contributions from the...– Oscar Ameringer
Government Greed →
There is no entity greedier, and more able to act on that greed, than government.
CA-28: Boot Howard Berman
Howard Berman has been in Congress for nearly three decades. Despite this monumental tenure, he is a relative unknown. But just because the average American doesn’t know him doesn’t mean he’s short on contributors. He is among the top 15% of contributions received in the House. He votes the Democrat party line 99% of the time! Even moreso than Brad Sherman, he’s nary seen...
CA-27 & CA-28: Epic Gerrymandering
The sample ballot that came in the mail listed Brad Sherman. But going online to look up my ballot for reference, I found that I am listed in Howard Berman’s district. And, apparently, there are people in my building who are (or at least claim to be) part of CA-27 and others who are part of CA-28. Ridiculous.
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years...– Milton Friedman
Plastic Water Bottles Won't Hurt You →
ObamaCare blowback →
Spending your Money →
Isn’t it a queer business? The government has no money of its own, and all it spends it gets from the citizens. And much of the year, these citizens spend most of their time gathering together in small groups, complaining about the proliferation of civil servants, how little work they do and how much they are paid, and how high is income tax and how it is dampening their incentive to work and so...
A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.– H. L. Mencken
To fight this recession the Fed needs more than a snapback; it needs soaring...– Paul Krugman (via purelypragmatic) Thanks, Paul. You’re a doll. That Nobel of yours is as deserved as Obama’s and Arafat’s.
CA-27: Candidates' Forum Snafu
This evening, there was a Candidates’ Forum in Burbank for the 27th and 29th United States Congressional Districts and the 43rd California State Assembly District. The event was to begin at 7pm. I arrived at 5:15pm to secure a seat. Indeed, the seats were already over 2/3 occupied by humans while the rest were politely taken up by purses and coats. I did find one seat near the entrance and...
CA-27: Boot Brad Sherman, cont.
As previously established, Brad Sherman loves to spend your money and tell you what to do. But to what end? Who does he look out for - besides himself, that is? Naturally, it’s the people who finance his campaign. According to OpenSecrets, two of his top three contributing industries (nearing a million dollars) are “Real Estate” and “Building Trade Unions.”...
There is one good thing about Marx: he was not a Keynesian.– Murray Rothbard
CA District 27: Boot Brad Sherman
As a disgruntled resident of California’s 27th district, I’d be remiss to not advocate Congressman Brad Sherman’s unequivocal expulsion. With a 98% party-line voting record over 14 years, Sherman has nary seen government-expanding legislation he hasn’t liked. If it increases taxes, spending, and/or the government’s scope and oversight in our lives - he’ll...
Liberation from the Parasite State →
A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can...– Alexis de Tocqueville
Whenever two parties make a free will trade; Spices for wool or grain for fire...– Bill Whittle, What We Believe Part 3: Wealth Creation (via evilteabagger)
For decades, in support of a monstrous status quo, the Left has spread the...– » ‘Waiting For Superman’: If You Really Want ‘Social Justice,’ Dismantle the Teachers Unions - Big Government (via conservatarian)
Silly Hero Worship →
In the world of government “public safety” work, it’s all about protecting the safety of the officials. A hero is someone who risks his life to save others. I understand the desire to minimize risks and especially unnecessary risks for firefighters and police, but the whole point of these jobs – as we’re told...
19 Reasons California Sucks (for starters) →
People used to dream “of moving to the land of sandy beaches and golden sunshine.” The came for the weather and the glitz and the endless opportunity. Now, people are dreaming of leaving.
Marijuana Has Been Legal for Most of Human History →
[I]t’s worth remembering that cannabis has been banned for less than a century. It was legal throughout the world for almost all of human history and until 1937 in the United States. Historically, it is prohibition that’s anomalous.
Our Contemptible Congress →
If congressmen, judges, the president and other government officials were merely ignorant of our Constitution, there’d be hope — ignorance is curable through education. These people in Washington see themselves as our betters and rulers. They have contempt for the limits our Constitution places on the federal government envisioned by James Madison, the father of our Constitution, who...
Lefties are full of Ideas →
[T]hese ideas are almost exclusively about how other people should live their lives. These are ideas about how one group of people (the politically successful) should engineer everyone else’s contracts, social relations, diets, habits, and even moral sentiments. Put differently, modern “liberalism’s” ideas are about replacing an unimaginably large multitude of diverse and competing ideas –...
The principle that the majority have a right to rule the minority, practically...– Lysander Spooner
Exchequer vs. Economist →
Socialist or otherwise, all states finally rest on force: You decline to [comply] long enough, they send a guy to your house with a gun to seize your stuff or haul you off to jail; resist and there will be violence.
The idea that political freedom can be preserved in the absence of economic...– Ludwig Von Mises
There are just two rules of governance in a free society: Mind your own...– P.J. O’Rourke
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Wanna See Krugman Debate Austrian Business Cycle... →
purelypragmatic: Paul Krugman versus Robert Murphy, make it happen. Basically how this works is very simple. You pledge X amount of money to the cause, and the money is used ONLY if the debate happens. Five percent of the money goes to the point, and the rest goes to a New York food bank. Lets be honest, who doesn’t want to see Krugman get whooped by Murphy? More so even if he doesn’t accept...
Leftists, Progressives and Socialists →
When Hitler, Stalin and Mao were campaigning for political power, you can bet they didn’t campaign on the promise to murder millions of their own people, and probably the thought of doing so never crossed their minds. Those horrors were simply the end result of long evolution of ideas leading to consolidation of power in central government in the quest for “social justice.” It...
Fools Rush in Where Europe Rushes Out →
As of this writing, France is paralyzed. By the time you read this, it might be in flames. In Britain, where politics is more polite but the problems are perhaps just as dire, the government is proposing budget cuts on a scale not seen for nearly a century. In Greece, well, the less said about Greece the better. All of these countries — and many more — are going through painful...
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter...– Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Suess)
…in every human breast God has implanted a principle, which we call love...– Phillis Wheatley
“Democracy is 51% of the people... →
joetheblogger: Jefferson never said anything like this… Correction: It has come to my attention that Thomas Jefferson may not have said the above quote. I apologize for passing along the possible mis-attribution. Still, the quote makes a bunch of sense and whoever did indeed say it was brilliant (upon further consideration, it seems more consistent with Benjamin Franklin, who often...
When neither their property nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live...– Niccolo Machiavelli
We sit in the shade of trees we did not plant.– Peter Raible