“Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free, they are not equal. And if they are equal, they are not free.”
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Four more years

The president's insistence on taxing "the rich" is populist tripe, because he presents an argument that a relatively tiny amount of taxation revenue will make a serious contribution toward solving our deficit and indebtedness problems, while he simultaneously promotes more government spending.

His ideological refusal to stop incurring debt makes a mockery of his argument for any tax increase whatsoever: He's just going to spend it. His plan appeals to the economically ignorant; from Nobel Prize winning "economists" such as Paul Krugman, through welfare scammers, to the truly destitute - for many of whom Barack Obama already bears personal responsibility.

His ideology is cynical, cruel, elitist and dangerous.

Let us look at just two results of the enervating Federal Government spending he promotes:
[T]he amount spent on federal welfare programs last year was enough to mail a $60,000 check to every one of the 17 million households living beneath the poverty line. And that doesn’t include spending by state and local governments.
If a single Federal agency just wrote checks to those who merely express need, we'd use the money more efficiently. Maybe we'd even see an eventual revival of shame, for those who lied about their need. They're currently brazen enough to brag about it. Even though we couldn't completely trust all the claimants, I'll bet half of them wouldn't need assistance by 2014.

We have entrenched bureaucracies who resist the idea that individuals under their care can ever become self sufficient. It isn't about their clients, it's about their own salaries. Not their fault. We created the system rules.

And here's a simple, clear example of what government spending does to the market: Editorial: Federal flood insurance subsidizes risks
...Get appraisals for their homes, write them a check, knock the homes down and just let it go back to its natural state," said Steven Sweeney, a Democrat and president of the New Jersey Senate.

Good luck with that. A huge federal apparatus and powerful special interests are intent on doing just the opposite. The best illustration of this misguided policy is the National Flood Insurance Program, created in 1968 to provide insurance to homeowners on coasts and near rivers who had trouble getting private coverage.
It's why people are still willing to build houses in high risk locations. They get a discount on disaster.

We will not be seen to have been doing these people any favors when we can no longer supply the welfare, or market distorting subsidies. Stein's law applies: "That which cannot continue will stop." A catastrophic stop, the kind our leaders are arranging, will damage the poor most. We will eventually run out of the money we are stealing from our great-grandchildren.

All this brings me to a point about morality. It isn't simply immoral for government to lie to people about the economy, it is evil.

Governments aren't just inefficient at spending, they lie about it. Fiat currency is just governments' way of lying about the value of money and imposing the hidden tax of inflation on every citizen. That hurts the poor most, too.

We've seen this movie several times before. It never ends well.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

A sad and fearful day

Yesterday, Barack Obama received 9.1 million fewer votes than he did in 2008.

Yesterday, Mitt Romney received 2.4 million fewer votes than John McCain did in 2008, and lost by 2.8 million votes.

How could this happen? Because sometime in the last four years this nation reached an inflection point. We've forgotten what America stands for. We're fundamentally transformed.

We were offered a choice between "voting for revenge" and voting for "love of country."
We chose revenge.

We were offered a choice between "free" stuff and earned stuff.
We chose "free" stuff.

We were offered a choice between Julia and Horatio Alger.
We chose Julia.

We were offered a choice between a cult of personality and traditional values
We chose the cult.

We were offered a choice between equal outcome and equal opportunity.
We chose outcome.

We were offered a choice between dependency and economic freedom.
We chose dependency.

Worst of all, this was accomplished by the most vicious and petty campaign tactics in living memory. Therein lies an unfortunate lesson, which we will see applied again.

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
H. L. Mencken

And get it we will.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

#Votefraud. It exists and we need to stop it.

Doesn't anybody remember ACORN?

Three voters disenfranchised at one poll in NC. All three black.

One man, one vote. Democrat apparatchiks don't believe in that. "Those people" might not have voted correctly.

Voters in Philadelphia forced to vote next to giant Obama mural; Update: Not fully covered despite court order

You don't cover religious icons. It's like contraception... or something.

Obama Poster Hanging in Florida Polling Station

Not a chad, anyway.

Election Judge Wears Obama Cap While Checking in Voters in Obama's Chicago Ward
A Chicago high school graduate, he thought it said "Cubs."

Intimidation in Detroit: Report of GOP vote observer chased by man claiming to have gun, Obama supporter punches woman in face
I know! We'll pay for the bridge if Canada agrees to merge Windsor and Detroit.

New Black Panthers Back at the Same ’08 Polling Place in Philadelphia

Thanks to encouragement from Eric Holder.

Philly GOP: Poll inspectors being ousted for Dems
On orders from the DOJ, no doubt.

GOP senators: Thousands of ballots unlikely to reach military voters in time

Yep, stood down and left behind.

When cheating goes on in such blatant and petty ways, it means people have no fear of the law, much less shame. They have no honor. Why, then, do Democrats doubt it goes on in secret?

Probably they don't:
Pat Moran Relied on Civil Rights Lawyers for Voter Fraud
"Moran was the field director of his father’s reelection campaign and worked out of the joint campaign office for President Obama and Democrat Senate candidate Tim Kaine in Virginia."

Indiana Democratic Party Head Resigns as Fraud Probe Heats Up

Obama campaign staffer thinks vote fraud is “funny and cool”

The third world gets it, even if the ACLU doesn't: The head of Libya's national election commission, among them.
"The most often noted difference between American elections among the [foreign] visitors was that in most U.S. states, voters need no identification."

The lack of voter ID is eroding the trust which so amazes those visitors. It will result in chaos.

Finish it


Sunday, November 04, 2012

Make sure you vote

In addition to Mr. Obama, there are other notable threats to freedom on the Michigan Ballot.

The most important of these are Proposals 1, 2, 3 and 4, and the composition of Michigan's Supreme Court.

Michigan Ballot Proposals:
Yes on Proposal 1.
NO on Proposal 2.
NO on Proposal 3.
NO on Proposal 4.

Yes on Proposal 5.
? Proposal 6.

If you only remember "Yes on 1. No on the rest," that'll work. In fact, if you can only remember "NO," that'll even work.

Proposals 2, 3 and 4 must be defeated.
More information on these proposals can be found by scrolling down.

Be sure to vote for Supreme Court Justices on the non-partisan ballot!

It is important to keep lawmakers off the Supreme Court, especially since the same self-promoting elites who brought you Proposals 2, 3, and 4 won't be finished when the Proposals are defeated.
Michigan Supreme Court:
Stephen Markman
Colleen O'Brian
Brian Zahra

That's 2 incumbents and O'Brian.