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Friday, August 29. 2014
Is the "common good" - as if there were one of those - best served by freedom or by government expansion and intrusion?
Both Dems and Repubs are guilty of the latter, but during the Obama years it has reached a fever pitch. The EPA, the Dept of Education, the NSA, Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, the IRS - etc. Why aren't these expansions of power - oppression really by our moral and intellectual superiors - over the individual, frightening to our political "leaders" of any stripe? Why not frightening to the mainstream press? Government has the power and the guns - and our money.
The federal government is out of control. Where are the Minutemen?
I have very little paranoid tendencies, but I am far more uneasy about what is happening here in the US than about ISIS or Russia or Syria or whatever other crappy shitholes where people can't or do not wish to get civilized. Israel can take care of itself, however it feels best.
Hinkle says this: (my bolds)
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Where are the Minutemen?
I laugh when I see the minutemen image or statues in southern New England. That guy is breaking a whole mess of gun laws right there and would immediately be locked up.
All the Minutemen either surrendered or left MA, RI, and CT.
Oh, they are there. Its just their ire has not been raised to the level of Geo. 3, and the issuance of the first loveless letter.
Incidentally, I was listening to SiruisXM's Mike Church, and Dr. Kevin Gutzman, talking about the Declaration, and he commented that 19 (20 if you do some wrangling) of the original 27 apply for our governance.
I think you'd see them come out of the woodwork, if they declared Martial Law or suspension of 'Habeas Corpus (Lincoln did it stealthy, I doubt the current gang in power could even spell 'stealthy')
re Obama Urges Calm in Face of Crises in Ukraine and Syria
From the IBD article:
"All told, Holder has shaken down the nation's largest banks for a whopping $128 billion, more than a 10th of a trillion dollars, and counting. Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo are reportedly in talks with Justice to settle additional mortgage cases."
This is an outrage. As I read the article, these are negotiated settlements, not court awarded judgements.
Why are the big banks caving to this legalized theft?
The scale of the thievery surprises even me. Why are the repubs allowing this to happen? Do they have no levers to pull, or are they good with this?
The government is completely out of control.
Once Holder has taken all the bank money, who will be the next target?
The banks are making gigantic profits off the Fed pumping money. Then, the Administration extorts some of it back to themselves to hand around to friends. The banks aren't screaming and suing because they don't want the money spigot shut off.
This money is being stolen from you, not the banks.
For those of you who LOVE your MICROSOFT, but want to keep your right to bear arms--take a look at this:
Holder fines the banks and turns the money over to the left political activists to do their dirty work. Just as Obama wanted billions to manage the border crisis and gave the money to phony religious groups which were in reality thinly disguised fronts for left wing activists. Another big scandal just like the IRS scandal in the making. I'm sure the media is all over this after missing the IRS high crimes and misdemeanors. So what's next? Hard drive crash? Lost emails? No worries. Thanks to the 1st amendment our media is all over this. They will root out the wrong doing and expose the perpertrators. The Democrats won't get away with it this time...
...Hinkle says this: (my bolds)...
Oddly enough you fail to mention that WE ARE ALL DOOMED BECAUSE CLIMATE CHANGE!!!!
Which really after that why piffle about politics?
And if that wasn't really important, then why did he put that right at the freaking top of his post?