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Judge Moore Case Shows Rot in Washington DC

Judge Roy Moore
I don't know much about this Judge and once Democrat turned Republican candidate. Not as far as his politics or person are concerned. What I do know he is an outsider, wanted by Bannon and not by the establishment (Bannon has said his new life's work is to remove the current Republican leadership). I know he has been accused of a sexual assault which occurred in 1977. I know no charges have been f...
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Jeff Flake Gone = Draining the Swamp

Flake Down the Drain
Recently Senator Jeff Flake announced he was not going to run for re-election. He gave as his reason Trump. He just couldn't work in a Washington with a man like that. Of course anyone who has been watching his political career knows, it's really because he's wasn't going to win in Arizona anyway. His polling numbers are just breaking double digits. From my perspective getting rid of Jeff F...
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I used to think gun control was the answer. My research told me otherwise

Shelves of guns
I am not in favor of gun control. Not only because it is a right for us to own and carry arms but because there is no logic in them. Laws are created knowing that someone will break them. They are passed, not to prevent behavior, but rather because the behavior will, in fact, happen. Because it will happen a means must be created in code to manage what to do with such a person. Laws don't stop peo...
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Construction begins on Trump’s border wall prototypes in Otay Mesa

Border wall prototypes
The wall is an interesting subject to me. I don't see it as a bad thing at all. I think nations should have borders. You do. You have a property line, a fence likely, and most certainly your house is made up of walls and your door has a lock on it. You control access to your property. As we discussed the other day with the Petoskey stone public property means that the public owns a stake in it. We...
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Samantha Power: Why Foreign Propaganda Is More Dangerous Now – The New York Times

Washington on a Building
Though I don't agree with the motivation that clearly prompted this author to write I do agree with her ultimate conclusion. What I mean by that is, I don't think that Russia caused Hillary to lose or Trump to win. She points out that such efforts failed to unseat Reagan or Thatcher. I don't believe for one moment that this is the kind of foreign influence George Washington was talking about. But ...
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Trump Administration to Driverless Car Makers: Go Nuts!

DOT secretary
I know that for those who supported Trump this is the kind of thing they were hoping to hear from a businessman. The new guidelines from the Department of Transportation relating to driverless cars is pretty much - do your thing! The article tells you right away, based on the language they use, how the author feels about it. "The DOT secretary defended the guidelines, which opt for voluntary gu...
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No, The Communist Soviet Union Wasn’t Anti-Fascist

WII photo of tank and driver likely in Poland.
It's odd to me that we need to have a discussion on how Communism, Fascism, Socialism, and Nazism are the same. Though there are differences between them they are as related as a schnauzer is to a shepherd. They may be different dogs, but they are dogs. They are all collectivist and totalitarian. You can spend time arguing the subtle things that make them unique from each other but in the end they...
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Stop Calling them “Dreamers” and Let them Stay Already

Immigration Protesters
First off, before I get into the meat of this, let me say I despise the term "Dreamers". It's political propaganda designed to make people feel bad for trying to examine the actual issue. It's an emotional plea that seeks to make that emotion the only requirement we look at. I'm against such things. This is a real issue, with real people, and it deserves more than a catch phrase or trademarked tit...
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Democrats Mad That Trump Hasn’t Built the Wall

I am in favor of borders. I don't think a nation is a nation without them. I also don't think a culture can survive without them. Borders need to be protected. Due to the unique organization of the United States we cannot protect them with an army. That is the obvious thing to do for most nations. Canada, for example, recently deployed troops to their border to keep illegal immigrants from enterin...
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Liberty is NOT Middle of the Road

Middle Ground
I agree with the sentiment of the below commentary that there is a better way, a center way, between Trump and Hillary. That way has been ignored over and over again. The last presidential election gave us a clear understanding, in my opinion, that no one (meaning not nearly enough) wanted that better way. There were a few candidates out of the over 30 that ran on both sides that were far more mid...
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James Comey is a Blight on Law Enforcement and Justice

Modern Demons
I've made no secret of the fact that I feel Comey should have been fired. In fact, he never should have been allowed to stay after the Hillary Clinton press conference in which he read off a list of her crimes. No matter how one feels about Clinton, this was an unheard of thing for a law enforcement agency to do. Imagine if your local police chief went on television and read off that they fou...
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Cathy Griffith and the Severed Head

Don't get ahead of yourself.
Comedian Kathy Griffin did a photo shoot with a bloodied severed head that looked like President Donald Trump. A lot of people are quite up in arms about it. She apologized and was fired from CNN because of it. Many are pleased at this outcome and glad to see such a horrifying display punished accordingly. I don't really feel the same way others do on this issue. I say to those upset about it, don...
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A Paradoxical Alliance by Jack Buckby and Matt Palumbo

A paradoxical alliance cover art
Normally my book recommendations are short and sweet with just enough explanation of the book to get you going. This post differs from those in that it not only is a recommendation but is a commentary partly on the book itself and partly on the subject the book covers. I apologize to the authors of the book in advance for a review that is not entirely focused on their book. However, since I feel t...
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Taxation isn’t Rape (or Theft)

Taxation be represented ya'll
One of the libertarian pages actually attempted to explain "taxation is theft",  one of their favorite bits of propaganda. I give them credit for this. Interesting it occurred on the very day I posted my article on roads in which I accuse them of never explaining their two favorite things (taxation is theft and government shouldn't build roads). However, I do not think their self-named philosop...
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