My mother was destroyed by the Socialist welfare system that simply sent her money with no strings attached. A little more than once per year we’d get evicted. Our property would be carried out to the street in the snow. As a result I had attend 13 different grammar schools.
My childhood was an ugly experience that ended when I was 14, lied about my age and took up residence in a nearby apartment while working at a hotdog stand after school. Like most children I just assumed what was going on in my life was perfectly normal and the same for everyone, or at least those without a father in the house.
My mother was made totally dependent and was owned by the Liberal Wing of the Democratic Party. All she cared about was the monthly checks and the crappy canned food she was given for me to eat by the state. To my mother Republicans and Conservatives were evil.
I grew to hate Liberal idealism and embrace the idea of breaking free from any form of dependence upon government.
I’m a Libertarian at the Conservative side of the political spectrum. That does not make me uncaring or evil.
I want and demand limited government, taxes and intrusion in my life. The best government is the one that’s not constantly making news for new programs and new wars.
I want and demand prosperity and human rights for all. I want maximum Liberty and Freedom. I want equal opportunity for a superior education and jobs for every American.
I absolutely despise seeing America’s children sent off to fight in foreign wars and returning home in body bags or otherwise disabled. The Swiss have the right notion to stay neutral no matter what.
Archive for January, 2014
Son of welfare hates the socialist welfare system, Vaccines, and Chi-fil-A store feeds and houses stranded motoristsJanuary 30, 2014
“We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.” -Gene Roddenberry
My reply ==> We must question the irrational logic of someone admitting to being a faulty human, who then fails to wonder why an omniscient and omnipotent God would create him, as if it made no sense to him. Of course it makes no sense to him, as he does not want to consider the answers to this question that he would know exist if he were to only have an open mind.
We must question the intellectual honesty of someone who wants to blame a Creator for his own decision to be faulty in his logic.
“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.” -Edward Gibbon
My reply ==> An amazingly historically ignorant comment coming from such a historian, who must know that all of the major areas of study of modern science were men much wiser than he, and who believed in the Creator God as a fact of reality not always concomitant with what the ignorant know as “religion”. Let us see who is wiser among: Gibbons, Isaac Newton, Francis Bacon, Michael Faraday, Johann Kepler, Blaise Pascal, Robert Boyle…
So does Gibbon determine truth by a majority vote of the smarter-than-thou elite, selected by degree of hubris? Sounds kind of “useful” for such an arrogant class.
Speaking of the wise, take it from the wisest man who ever lived, outside of Jesus Christ:
Proverbs 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise
Isaiah 5:21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?” -Epicurus
This from one of those brilliant idol-worshipping scholars of ancient Greece? No wonder they believed in pagan gods that were no better than men, said women were lower than men but higher than slaves. They were so smart. Just like today’s version of the same intellectual smugness:
Acts 17:16 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry.
18 Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoics, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.
19 And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is?
20 For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean.
21 (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)
“A man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.” Albert Einstein
That sounds like the common protestation that “I’m not so bad”, or the very wrong commonly cited myth that “All people are basically good”. Look at toddlers in a day care. Some bigger ones walk around biting the others (I know two toddlers personally that were bitten, hard, unprovoked, while they were toddlers in day care). Some are born aggressive, others not so much. Jacob and Esau fought in the womb; Jacob emerged grabbing at Esau’s feet.
The best universal guide for ethical behavior does not need so much of any of what Einstein said. It’s a universal rule that has been expressed in many different ways everywhere even outside of Judeo-Christian philosophies, and that is expressed in the libertarian refrain, known as the non-aggression principle:
See the best definition at http://wiki.mises.org/wiki/Principle_of_non-aggression:
…an ethical stance which asserts that “aggression” is inherently illegitimate. “Aggression” is defined as the “initiation” of physical force against persons or property, the threat of such, or fraud upon persons or their property. In contrast to pacifism, the non-aggression principle does not preclude violent self-defense. The principle is a deontological (or rule-based) ethical stance.
This much can be expected and indeed required of everyone. As a college student, my first disillusion with Marxism was a realization that came to me one day while musing on the issue of how to change the world for better, and wrestling with the self-contradictions of a dictatorship and the proletariat and the idea that a state would just fade away.
The idea that burst into my head was this: If you cannot trust a man, or group of men, to govern themselves, how can you trust them to govern other people? Of course some people you cannot trust with either situation, to either govern themselves or to govern others, and this is one of the biggest questions people have. Such questions have their answers, for those who seek them or accept them.
There is a much stronger ethic required of Christians, however. One of the Ten Commandments orders us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself”. No, you don’t have to “love yourself first”, that is the opposite of the principle, because “no man yet ever hated his own flesh”.
Jesus made it stronger still in the Golden Rule, paraphrased as “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
The non-aggression principle, for example, says you have no right to steal from the poor. The Christian ethic says, take care of the poor that come across your path. That also means you don’t steal from others to do it, because the only legitimate source you have for helping others is what’s your own. In other words, Help the poor with your own money, not somebody else’s money.
Okay? If you don’t want anyone to steal from you, then don’t steal from others. Taking without the owner’s permission is stealing. To “steal”: “to take (the property of another or others) without permission or right, especially secretly or by force: A pickpocket stole his watch”. from http://dictionary.reference.com/.
Andrew Napolitano clarified that last point. If you don’t have the right to steal from your neighbor, you cannot designate any representative to steal from your neighbor either.
NOW THE SECOND ISSUE FROM THE EINSTEIN QUOTE:
THE WAY OF MAN IS ALREADY THE “POOR WAY”
“….Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.” -Albert Einstein
The elephant in the logical room that Einstein missed is the fact that all men everywhere are already “restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death”. Is Einstein saying that he needs neither government nor self-defense to prevent attacks or theft by his neighbors? In the places where people are most conscious of posthumous rewards and punishments, of course, we already know that those selfsame places are where you have less need to lock your doors.
Did Einstein’s actions match his words? No he did not. Because he was visiting in the United States when Hitler came to power in Germany, and Hitler did not go back. Instead, he opted to live in a society where the regime did not embrace such a philosophy. For when the atheist has power, he does not believe in having to answer for his actions here or there, so self-delusion drives them to force everyone else into their box.
Chuck DeVore, California State Assembly representative 2004-2010, and now living in Texas, cites a bunch of facts:
Texas vs. California:
There are so many facts here that I couldn’t pick one to represent the rest of them.
There was reaction to the article at the above link, so he wrote some more from another way of looking at the issue:
Bring the troops home from the 150 foreign countries where they’re stationed.
Audit the Fed so people can see what else they’ve done besides “printing” trillions of dollars to give away to the biggest banks of Wall Street and Europe and a few big corporations thrown in. That way they’ll get mad enough to demand an end to fiat currency failure.
Stop robbing people. You don’t have any right to rob your neighbor for any purpose, so you don’t have a right to vote for somebody else to do it, no matter what “good works” you think they can do with it.
The drug wars are killing tens of thousands everywhere, and creating a trillionaire contraband business for the worst and most brutal animals of the human kind, and doing much more damage than the drugs would do, so eliminate all laws that criminalize the private use of them.
Prescription drugs may even be causing more damage to health and deaths than the illegal ones, so repeal the FDA too.
The biggest threat to security in the history of mankind has always been governments, so let people arm themselves as a preventive measure against even more attacks against them.
Minimum wage destroys jobs, so let people make their own agreements as they see convenient for themselves, so the poor can gather a bit to maybe invest and become a Mom and Pop shop, another segment getting destroyed by stupid economic intrusion by the biggest gang with guns that demands protection money.
And about children in schools, and young people in college, set them free from the statist indoctrinations of state, and let parents decide freely how to raise their own children. There is eight times more child abuse in state custody than in parental custody.
Open up a true free trade, and abolish “protectionism” forever, as the only thing it does is make everything more expensive for all of us.
And for the sake of the poor of the world and everybody else, STOP THE NEW IMPERIALISM OF FOREGN AID RIGHT NOW! It only takes money from the poor in rich nations and gives it to the rich in poor nations, and it’s payoffs to presidents.
Get out of the UN. For everyone else, disband the UN.
Get government out of our bedrooms, out of our houses, out of our light bulbs, out of our supermarkets, out of our pockets, and out of our lives!
Storm troopers without a clue on new technology are especially dangerous: http://reason.com/blog/2014/01/22/google-glass-user-interrogated-by-dhs-on
Don’t worry folks, nothing to see here, just the trillion-dollar government making sure a guy with Google glasses doesn’t threaten to overthrow democracy by recording a movie.. Wow, close, copyright is saved!
Even when they have their sheepskin on, leftist party leaders can’t help letting show their carnivorous appetite for power.
Partido Libre expulsa al diputado por Cortés Eduardo Cotto – Diario La Prensa Honduras:
That’s the party that cried about corruption: they should know, the ex-dictator Manuel Zelaya even admitted to Jose Ramos to cheating in the election that put him in power.
If it gets people to “slow down,” isn’t that enough?
The fact is, cops hide behind bushes with their radar guns at the ready in order to make sure you don’t slow down – not before they can issue you a ticket, that is. In a very real sense, they want you to speed – so that they can catch you doing it and make you pay for having done it. Hence all the sneaking around. The unmarked cars. The cops riding incognito in big rigs. The artfully designed cut-outs along almost every Interstate designed specifically to obscure the presence of a cop from approaching traffic.
It it’s about safety, why do the cops hide in the bushes and play gotcha?
Why do they arrest the guys that warn oncoming motorists about a speed trap ahead?
Why do they make radar detectors illegal?
Almost all the people who get their news from the government-media complex are clueless about how libertarians answer these questions. Here’s a primer that explains copyright issues within the framework of the non-aggression principle:
On patents, imagine two guys come up with an idea at the same time, independently. Up until Obama made a great gift to the biggest crony capitalist corporations in the world with his changes to the patent law, you could challenge any patent issued to anyone, if you could show that you had the idea first, or if you could show that it was already an idea in use, or if it was “prior art”. With Obama’s change, if you get to the patent office first, the patent is yours.
Tesla sued Marconi over the radio patent and it took about twenty years but the US Supreme Court finally admitted in its decisions that the facts showed that the patent belonged rather to Tesla. Wolves and hen house. Twenty years. To this day your lying history textbooks teach school kids that Marconi invented radio. Wolves and hen house.
Tesla improved the durability of Thomas Edison’s light bulb many times over. Edison refused to pay Tesla the $20,000 that Edison had promised for the achievement, and that’s when Tesla quit. But Edison gets the government monopoly complete. Wolves and hen house.
(1) IP laws just don’t work for the same reason that over the long run, government is a purely destructive force, imperialist conquest and looting and robbery by any other name.
(2) Tangible property is one thing. “Intangible” property is different. A new computer algorithm per se is not even eligible under the copyright monopoly grant in place in the USSA today, but put a few of them together and name them Dick, Jane and Sue and they’ll “grant” you a copyright.
The biggest gotcha that to me clinched the argument is that there is *not one* natural measure by which to say how long a copyright or patent monopoly should last.
HOW COPYRIGHT STARTED
In the days when all copying was by hand, there was almost nothing like any copyright law. After the printing press made books much more widely available, the term “copyright” first came about as a way for monarchs to censor publications, and suppress things they didn’t like. Later on, the “nicer” monarchs began conceding them as monopolies for the authors, with a “copyright” being a special royal “permit” to publish the book as a government-guaranteed monopoly.
Somebody taking your automobile without permission is a tangible theft and you can show actual harm. You don’t have the use of it anymore. If somebody copies your book or your music, you still have the use of it.
One law professor specialized in “IP” law on CSpan recently testifyied about file sharing proposals and copyright law and made one good point. He said revenues for music companies may have gone down with file sharing, BUT he pointed to the FACT that production of music has not diminished at all, and it thrives as good as ever.
Why should a big mega-corporation control the entire music market anyway? Give peace a chance, give the little guy a chance.
Can’t have a war without soldiers:
Congress rolls over for the executive (Ron Paul):
Top brass, military and civilian, were told minutes after it started, about the “terrorist” (their word) Benghazi attack, with no mention of any video, to then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and minutes before they reported on it to the President:
The countries with the highest rates of alcohol-related deaths were mostly in Central America, including El Salvador (27.4 out of 100,000 deaths each year), Guatemala (22.3 out of 100,000) and Nicaragua (21.3 out of 100,000).
Overall, men accounted for 84 percent of alcohol-necessary deaths, though the male-to-female ratio varied from country to country. In El Salvador, the risk of a man dying from an alcohol-necessary cause was 27.8 times higher than that of a woman, while in the United States and Canada, the risk was 3.2 times higher.
There were also differences in age groups for alcohol mortality between countries. In Argentina, Canada, Costa Rica and the U.S., the highest mortality rates occurred in individuals between 50 and 69 years of age. In Brazil, Ecuador and Venezuela, the highest mortality rates were seen in individuals between 40 and 49 years of age.
No Such Agency also gets info from offline computers:
…And so China wants international rules on computer spying. Hahaha. Spying for me but not for thee.
How about we all stop our governments from doing all that spying on us.
Bumper stickers: “Stop watching us”…
“The NSA: The only part of government that actually listens to you”.
And they’re already bringing criminal charges against political opponents in Wisconsin:
…Who said political authorities would ever respect free speech?