Must Reads For The Week 1/5/19

First On Nancy Pelosi’s Agenda: Attacking Free Expression, by David Harsanyi, at thefederalist.com. Pelosi wants to pass campaign finance legislation that: “Empowers the state to allocate money to preferred donors and dissuade non preferred donors. But Government financed campaigns have been something of a hobbyhorse in progressive circles. Setting aside the many Constitutional concerns, the recent abuses by the IRS when tasked with regulating political speech demonstrates just how easy it is for bureaucrats to manipulate rules meant to govern speech. These are rules that shouldn’t exist, period.”

California Women’s March Cancelled For Being “Overwhelmingly White“, at zerohedge.com. For what cause are these women marching? Do white women, black women and latina women march for different causes? Why are Asian women not mentioned in the article? Are we leaving out transgendered and lesbian women. You need a score card to figure out on which rungs of the diversity ladder these different women’s groups should be placed.

NBC’s Chuck Todd: “We’re Not Going To Give TV Time To Climate Deniers“, at zerohedge.com. Scientist Chuck Todd said: “The science is settled, even if political opinion is not.” I think he has that backward. The politically correct opinion on climate change is settled, even though the science is not.

After Introducing Mass Migration To Europe, Germany Now Bribing Foreigners To Leave, at zerohedge.com. If you want to see where mass migration leads, look at Europe.

D.C. Statehood Gets A Boost From House Leadership, by Jenna Portnoy, at washingtonpost.com. Of course the D.C. swamp wants two more Senate seats that are assured to be filled by individuals who will be protectors of big government central planning.

Antifa Exposed: “Angry White People With Money”, at zerohedge.com. Kevin D. Williamson tells us about his on-the-ground report of the Portland antifa movement.

Congressswomen Flees From Reporters Asking About “Impeach The Motherfu#*er” Comment, at zerohedge.com. Don’t you think most of our politicians use salty language like this? Of course they do. But occasionally they slip up and get recorded using curse words. The only thing I want is for the press to either report all of the situations like this or none of them regardless of the politicians party. Treat both parties equally. Of course that will never happen.

When Democratic Compromise Fails: Kosher Slaughter Outlawed In Belgium, by Ryan McMaken, at mises.org. Excerpt from the article:  “Throughout most of the West, of course, we’re all taught from an early age that “democracy” will allow everything to work itself out. The parties in conflict will enter into “dialogue,” will arrive at a “compromise” and then everyone will be happy and at peace in the end.”

“But, that’s not how it works in real life. While there are some areas for compromise that can be found around the edges of issues such as moral values and ethnic identity, the fact is that in the end, kosher meats are either legal or they’re not. Circumcision is either legal or it’s not. Abortion is either legal or it’s not. Muslim head coverings are either legal or they’re not.”

“After all, if one group of people believes that a 3-month-old fetus is a parasite that has trespassed against the mother, those people are going to find little room for compromise with a group of people who think the same fetus is a person deserving legal protection.”

The Cure For Poverty, by Henry Hazlitt, at mises.org. So what is the cure? Free Market Capitalism! Here is an excerpt from the article:

“Capitalism in the advanced countries has already , it bears repeating, conquered mass poverty, as that was know throughout human history and almost everywhere, until a change began to be noticeable sometime about the middle of the eighteenth century. Capitalism will continue to eliminate mass poverty in ore and more places and to an increasingly market extent if it is merely permitted to do so.”

“The Paradox of Relief states: “The richer the community, the less the need for relief, but the more it is able to provide; the poorer the community, the greater the need for relief, but the less it is able to provide.”

“And this in turn is merely another way of pointing out that relief, or redistribution of income, voluntary or coerced, is never the true solution of poverty, but at best a makeshift, which may mask the disease and mitigate the pain, but provides no basic cure. Moreover, government relief tends to prolong and intensify the very disease it seeks to cure.

 

SATIRICAL HEADLINES

Democrats Vow To Somehow Surpass Republicans In Messing Everything Up, at babylonbee.com. Excerpt from the article: “In a speech Thursday, returning Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi committed to her constituents and the nation at large that she’d lead Congress in accelerating the nation toward its inevitable doom even faster than the Republicans have.”

Opinion: Trump Is Doing The Right Thing, But He’s doing It As Trump, Which Means It’s Still Bad, at babylonbee.com.

More Bison Looking For Work As Yellowstone Park Closed For Government Shutdown, at babylonbee.com.

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