Saturday, October 29, 2011

Wisdom Nuggets

Police Riots
The excuse usually given by the police for attacking the Occupy protesters with tear gas and billy clubs is "sanitation." Like nobody in the city knows where to hire a few port-a-potties.

Constitutional Reminder
the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. ~ the First Amendment

Damn Good Gun Idea
Everybody who owns a car is required to buy liability insurance. It makes sense that owners of a weapon which, when used as directed, kills things ought to be required to purchase insurance. Let the free market decide on the risk. Also, I need a operator's license to drive a car, shouldn't I need one to carry a gun?

Constitutional Reminder
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, ~ the Second Amendment

What Is an Libertarian?
A libertarian is simply a rich anarchist.

The Loooooong Graph
The graph in the link is just too long to embed but it explains the effect of Herm Cain's 999 plan better than 10,000 words.

Constitutional Reminder
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated ~ the Fourth Amendment

The TSA and You
As far as I can tell (and believe me the logic is as twisted as a corkscrew in a tornado), federal courts have ruled that the Fourth Amendment applies at all times except whenever the government wishes to ignore it. Exceptions include any form of transportation (cars, planes, trains, and buses), schools, unusual conduct, usual conduct if police say the word "drugs" afterwards, or if an individual is black, brown, or suspected of being Muslim-like.


Anonymous said...

Libertarians are almost always situational libertarians who like government intrusion just fine in some parts of people's lives. For example, many libertarians would love to jail people for abortions. My sense is that they like some government service just fine too. Mainly, libertarians have no consistent or logical philosophy.

Anonymous said...

HR 1505 going to the full House -- --

waive environmental laws within 100 miles of an international border