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A Short FB Exchange

 De Per something Machiavelli points out repeatedly Discourses is that liberty actually works very well, both for the ruled and the rulers, men just don't believe that, and cowardly choose tyranny, with terrible results. Tyrants are regularly slain. Just rulers tend to live quite a long time and produce great results. You just have to show the courage to accept and acknowledge there are things you can and shouldn't control.  Reply Brian Wilson <<liberty actually works very well, both for the ruled and the rulers>>  Kinda oxymoronic, isn't it? Those 'ruled' only receive the 'liberty' the 'rulers' pemit- and they 'permit' it thru Force which negates Liberty. <<...show the courage to accept and acknowledge there are things you can't and shouldn't control. >>  Those are my decisions to make - or not - as a Free Individual enjoying Liberty, not forced upon me by the subjective standards of an imposed tyrant, good or

Name 2 Things

Here’s a little game I used to play with listeners on my talk show. The goal was to compel them to think about the Government, its size, the pervasiveness of its laws, and smothering regulations. The challenge: Name the 2 things you come in contact with every day that are not taxed, regulated, embargoed, licensed, restricted, or prohibited by the Government Invariably, the phone lines exploded! Unfortunately, the majority of callers usually misunderstood the most important part of the challenge: “…you come in contact with…”. As a result, ‘contestants’ would name “ love”, “sunrise and sunset” and similar misses. (In a tactile sense, you don’t come in contact with ‘love’ and there is Daylight Saving Time). Others would try “children”, “air”, “water” – as if kids aren’t subject to taxes, compulsory education, and a boatload of age-specific rules; air and water have their own mountain of pollution laws, water and ‘wetlands’ regulations. Invariably, there would come “sex”, “economics”, “Gov

Here Come Da Judge!

 After taking some well-deserved time off in a country you'd never guess (!), my friend and long-term partner/colleague on "Judging Freedom", Judge Andrew Napolitano, and I re-unite on his new podcast!

CP+MSM=T -- A Formula for Understanding

Say there, Friend…have you been searching for an answer to ‘What the hell is going on?’ Do you find yourself saying repeatedly “This doesn’t make any sense!” Or using ‘WTF?’ in your business letters and Mother’s Day cards? Understanding the simple formula above can solve the problem. CP stands for the Cloward-Piven Strategy, a 1966 political concept conceived by two American sociologists, Richard Cloward and Frances Piven (who also led an active activist life moonlighting from their gig at Columbia U.). The idea was based on their belief lotsa folks eligible for Welfare bennies weren’t getting their spot at the public-provided trough. To resolve that tragedy, they needed to foment a sign-up campaign so large, the sheer numbers would blow the doors off the administrating agencies, creating a crisis so big, it would shake awake the DC bureaucrats and emotionally driven Democrats, always sensitive to trading Boo-Hoos and Temper Fits for votes, government expansion, involvement, and depend