Posted tagged ‘Breakdown Of The Rule Of Law’

Must Reads For The Week 7/16/16

July 16, 2016

Marine’s Attorney: If Hillary Clinton Wasn’t Prosecuted, This Officer Shouldn’t Be Discharged, by Jeff Schogol, at marinecorpstimes.com. This officer tried to warn fellow soldiers about a potential threat by sending them classified information over his personal email account. The bottom line is if Hillary Clinton wasn’t prosecuted, neither should this officer.

Martin Armstrong: James Comey Had No Problem Keeping Me In Prison Without Any Charges, at zerohedge.com. Remember what I said early in the week: The laws don’t apply to the ruling Aristocracy.

Peak FBI Corruption? Meet Bryan Nishimura Found Guilty Of “Removal and Retention” Of Classified Material, at zerohedge.com. Hillary got a mulligan, Bryan Nishimura had to play it as it lies.

FBI Agents Were Told To Sign A Very Very Unusual NDA In Hillary EMail Case, at zerohedge.com. The Queen must be protected. Politics trumps the law.

No, Obama, It’s Not Easier For A Teenager To Buy A Glock Than A Book, by Sean Davis, at thefederalist.com. It is hard to believe a politician would lie fudge the truth just to advance his agenda.

We’re Witnessing A Complete Breakdown In Western Values, at theburningplatform.com.  Excerpt from the article: “The West adopted core values, like the sacrosanct protection of private property; the ability for an individual to work hard and build wealth; and spirited intellectual debate. This is how western civilization became the most prosperous that history has ever seen. Now people know they’re getting screwed. and they are.  They just don’t know why. They have no idea how central bankers who conjure money out of thin air have rigged the entire economy against them. So they blame “capitalism” and naturally embrace its opposite socialism.

Get A Warrant: Federal Judge Throws Out Stingray evidence In Drug Case, at rt.com. This judge should be applauded for ruling in favor of our fourth amendment rights. We need to remain vigilant because you know the left will appeal this, and shop for a judge who is an enemy of the constitution.

Too Many Laws: Why Police Encounters Escalate, by Ryan McMaken, at mises.org. If our politicians wouldn’t pass so many petty laws, the police, and citizens, wouldn’t cross paths as much.

Elon Musk Is The Face Of This Bubbling Stock Market, at zerohedge.com. Musk is building his empire with government (tax payer) subsidies.

Why Helicopter Money Won’t Push Stocks Higher, by Charles Hugh Smith, at oftwominds.com. If production. increases wealth, consumption destroys it. By creating money out of thin air, money that does not represent corresponding production, you promote consumption. You destroy wealth. Consuming more than you produce can only go on for so long.

The Market Is True Democracy, by Matthew McCaffery, at mises.org. Quote from Ludwig von Mises: “It would be more correct to say that a democratic constitution is a scheme to assign to the citizens in the conduct of government the same supremacy the market economy gives them in their capacity as consumers. However, the comparison is imperfect. In the political democracy only the votes cast for the majority candidate or the majority plan are effective in shaping the course of affairs. The votes polled by the minority do not directly influence politics. But on the market no vote is cast in vain. Every penny spent has the power to work upon the production processes.

Technology Is Amazing. Meet Farmbot.

 

Some Cartoons from the burningplatform.com.

Political Cartoons by Chip Bok

Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy

 

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Must Reads For The Week 7/2/16

July 2, 2016

THE BREAKDOWN OF THE RULE OF LAW

Why Did Bill Clinton & Loretta Lynch Meet Privately On Her Airplane On Phoenix Tarmac, at tammybruce.com. Loretta Lynch said she didn’t discuss Hillary’s  E-Mail case with Bill. Of course it can’t be considered a discussion when Bill did all the talking and Loretta just listened. He told her about the unpleasant things that might happen to her if she indited Hilary.

Bill Clinton Appointed Loretta Lynch to the US Attorneys Office for the Eastern District of New York in 1999, at justice.gov. If it wasn’t for Bill Clinton, Loretta Lynch wouldn’t have had the same career path. I’m sure Bill reminded her about this when they met on the tarmac in Phoenix. Politics is rife with incestuous political relationships.

Hillary Clinton Nets Big Bucks From Justice Dept. Employees During Server Investigation, at washingtomes.com. The justice Department is becoming more and more politicized. I thought Justice was supposed to wear a blindfold.

Clinton’s Official State Department Calendar Missing Scores Of Names And Events, at theblaze.com. The AP has been seeking Clinton’s calendar and schedules from the State Department since August 2013. She wanted her meetings with possible donors hidden because of what it looked like. Mrs. Clinton, what do the 4 articles above make you look like?

Troubled Ex-UN Official Dies After Barbell Falls On Neck, at nypost.com. Do you think Bill told Loretta that something like this might happen to her or a member of her family if she didn’t play ball?

The breakdown of the rule of law starts when government politicians and bureaucrats aren’t made to follow the same rules we have to follow. That’s when the people push back.

THE REST

The Left’s Anti-Gun MADNESS In One Cartoon, at thefederalistpapers.org.

liberal gun control madness

Concealed Carrier Stops A Nightclub Shooting, And The Media Ignored It, at dailycaller.com. No shock here. They push their agenda with the stories they don’t cover as much as the ones they do cover.

Al Qaeda Urges Lone Wolf Terrorists To Target White Americans, Cites A Specific Reason, at theblaze,com. When minorities are targeted the US government will call it a hate crime instead of blaming it on Islamic terrorism. That takes away from the impact of the acts.

Alito: Value Religious Freedom? You Should Be Worried, dailysignal.com. From the article: “The Supreme Court’s decision not to hear a case challenging a Washington state law that forces a family owned pharmacy to dispense emergency contraceptives is an “ominous sign: for those who value religious freedom, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. said.”

Where Ya From?” Now An Act Of Microaggression, at wnd.com. Microaggression is another way of saying to young people, you have a right to be a capital P woosy.

15 EU Laws We Will Miss In Post-Brexit Britain, at independent.co.uk. Check out some of these edicts from the EU.

High Profile Socialist French Economist Quits As Advisor To UK’s Labour Party, at economicpolicyjournal.com. When I talked this week  about the UK getting rid of the central planning socialists in their Parliament, I wasn’t name calling, I was serious. If a socialist economist is advising the Labour party, there must be socialists in the labor party!

Top Chinese Official Responds To Trumps Charges That China Manipulates Its Currency, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Does Mr. Trump realize the Fed has manipulated the US dollar to the tune of printing over 4 trillion counterfeit dollars in the last 8 year?

An Economy Is Not A Business, at cafehayek.com. As we’ve stated many times before: Just because you are successful in business doesn’t mean you know a thing about how economics works.  Excerpt from the article: “Trump, like many a business person, judges an economy as he judges his business: he asks ‘By how much are our production and sales expanding relative to our purchases?’  This question is the wrong one to ask about an economy, whose performance should be judged only by how much ordinary people’s ability to consume improves over time (rather than by how much the economy’s sales grow relative to its purchases).  So when Trump sees Americans buy imports, he sees money flow out of what he mistakenly imagines to be America, Inc.  Thinking of the American economy as being one gargantuan business, Trump mistakenly sees imports as costs that drain this ‘business’ of resources rather than as goods and services made possible because the economy is successfully fulfilling its ultimate purpose – namely, to improve people’s standard of living by giving them ever-greater access to goods and services for consumption.”

CARTOONS:  from theburningplatform.com.

Political Cartoons by Bob Gorrell

Political Cartoons by Henry Payne

Political Cartoons by Lisa Benson

 

Must Reads For The Week 6/25/16

June 25, 2016

Democrats “Gun Control” Sit In Continues Into Its Second Day On House Floor, at zerohedge.com. In my post three days ago titled The Breakdown Of The Rule Of Law, I said we are acting like third world countries when it comes to settling differences. The way our democrat party aristocracy acted when they did not get their way on gun control is exactly how protesters acted in Wisconsin when Gov. Scott Walker’s agenda got passed into law. Most people can’t relate to people acting like this because most of us have dealt with spoiled kids who don’t get their way. “I want my bottle now!”

Why Terrorists Target Gun Free Zones, by John Lott, at nypost.com. John Lott is the go to guy when it comes to guns and crime. Terrorists are logical thinkers. They will attack targets that provide little or no resistance. They want more bang for the buck and a gun free zone means law-abiding citizens will not bring a gun to these places. Only law breakers will.

Rangle Says His constituents Shouldn’t Have To Carry A Gun, However Congress Needs To Be Protected By Them, at theblaze.com. Do as I say, not as I do. Another example of our ruling aristocracy playing by different rules than the ruled. How can anyone take this man seriously after hearing what he said?

Higher Education’s Academic Monoculture, by Loyd S. Perregrew and Carol A. Vance, at mises.org. Colleges indoctrinate their students into one way of thinking about economics. In a classic bait and switch tactic they call our current crony capitalist system free market capitalism and then trash it. They push central planning by Government as the fix for our current economic problems. The students don’t understand that intervention in the free market by central planners is what caused our problems in the first place. In this article by Tom Bemis titled, Karl Marx Is The Most Assigned Economist In U.S. College Classes, he shows the economists colleges pick for their students to read. I don’t care if students read Marx, Keynes, or Krugman. I just want them to also read equal amounts of Mises, Hayek, and Adam Smith. I trust the logic of free markets will win our over the illogic of central planning. This is the reason Socialist central planners don’t want their theories challenged. They want a monopoly on the material that is presented.

New Site Tries To Give Colorado Degree-Seekers A Return On Investment On Their Degrees, at denverpost.com. Launchmycareercolorado.org is a site that tells students what they are likely to earn from their college degree. Just a guess but an engineering degree will probably return more than a women’s studies degree. Shockingly colleges aren’t happy with this site. They worry that: “…reducing the college experience to solely a monetary payoff sells short a higher ed experience. It could be a useful tool. But the value of a college education can’t be measured by a simple RIO. Part of the reason people go to college is to become well-rounded individuals.” I agree! How can you put a price on spending 4 or 5 years becoming a well-rounded partier. And of course the indoctrination that takes place can’t be measured.

Austin Goes Undercover In Sting Operation Targeting Underground Ridesharing, at keyetv.com. Two points. 1) I love the spirit of the American Revolution that is represented in the black market operating in Austin. Austin got rid of Uber, but the market for ride sharing didn’t go away. It went underground. 2) It is going to get more difficult for central planners to control what people do. Why? Because technology has made it possible for individuals to go around through and over the road blocks the planners put in our way.

Uber Is Progress, So Why Aren’t Progressives On Board, by Steven Horwitz, at fee.org. Progressives only see the status quo that’s in front of their nose. They are also central planners. Since Uber wasn’t planned by them, it can’t be good.

Obama’s Open Borders and Surging Deadly Disease In America, by Matthew Vadum, at frontpage.com. This is not a shock. I went on the Ellis Island tour years ago and I learned that immigrants were quarantined and sent back if they had diseases. All the talk of fixing our broken immigration system can be fixed is two things were done. 1) enforce the laws currently on the books. 2) Streamline and lower the cost of the process for immigrants to legally become Americans. Unfortunately politicians want the issue and not a solution. They can make political hay if there isn’t a fix.

Deadlocked Supreme Court Blocks Obama’s Immigration Plans, at zerohedge.com. The President usurped power that the presidency doesn’t have. The office of the president is not allowed to legislate in this area. This is another example of the breakdown of the rule of law. The president said he didn’t have the power to do what he did and went for it anyway.

State Department Disabled Security Software To Allow Hillary’s Private Server EMails, at zerohedge.com. Upon further review that private server wasn’t a very good idea was it? But it doesn’t matter when the rules don’t apply to the ruling aristocracy.

Europe’s Robots To Become ‘Electronic Persons’ Under Draft Plan, at reuters.com. I thought this was from the Onion. Never underestimate central planners desire to grab as much power and money as they possibly can. Why do we continue to let foolishness like this stand?

America In Free Fall, at victorhanson.com. Victor Hanson gives an historical perspective of countries who have gone through social and economic turmoil. What lies ahead for America?

Observations From The Margin

September 3, 2015

Observation Tower

Observation  (Photo credit: mooglet)

-There are two groups of people I automatically dislike, politicians and people in the media. It’s about the profession not necessarily the person. If I think the person is honorable and fair I will tolerate them, and if I think the person is arrogant and biased my dislike turns to loathing. Part of the reason Donald Trump is doing so well is he doesn’t give members of these groups the respect these megalomaniacs think should be lavished upon them. Whether it’s Jorge Ramos or Megyn Kelly, I don’t mind how Trump treats them. Watch the video of his press conference (click here) and see him dismiss Jorge Ramos and then answer a question about Megyn Kelly.

-Journalists wrap themselves in their first amendment rights using it as an inoculation against accusations of being bullies. They do have a first amendment right to ask questions, just as each of us has a first amendment right to ask questions. They don’t seem to understand that the person who is asked the question has a right to not answer the question.

-We live in a society that obeys basic rules of conduct that aren’t legislated by government. One of these rules of conduct is we wait our turn in line. When a person tries to cut line, someone usually calls them out by saying, “the end of the line is back there”. The video of Jorge Ramos is an example of someone cutting line. He was not called on and he butted in. When he was told the ‘end of the line is back there’ he kept talking. Most people who aren’t Jorge Ramos followers or Trump haters think Ramos is the anal orifice in this exchange.

-Our country was founded on the rule of law and not of men. When the laws that apply to us don’t apply to the ruling elite, it starts the process of the break down of the rule of law. When we see nothing happen to a politician like Hillary who flat-out broke the law by having her own server, and we get pulled over for ‘following too close’, it pisses us off. Not only do we have less respect for the law and the law givers, we start to push back.

-Journalists in the main stream media have a bias for bigger government. They know their influence increases when big government splits us into groups and pits us against each other. If each of us thought of ourselves as an individual instead of being a member of group, we would be able to see through media bias toward big government.

-For Decades the media has been driving the get-away car for politicians who have been robbing our individual freedom. Mr. Trump has taken out his knife, punctured all four tires and poured sand in the gas tank of the get-away car. They can’t figure out what to do. Trump talks around the media and straight to the people. He understands that many of us think the media is the enemy and he treats them as such. This is a big part of his success.

-Everyone who the media is biased against, yes even some politicians, should look at the Trump template, grow a pair, and treat the media accordingly.

Related ArticleObservations From The Margin, at austrianaddict.com.

Related ArticleObservations From The Margin, at austrianaddict.com.

 

Observations From The Margin

June 10, 2015

 

Observation Tower

Observation  (Photo credit: mooglet)

-What is the top rung on the progressive ladder of sin? Trying to put these sins in an order that makes sense is a task that angels wouldn’t dare attempt, but progressive politicians seem to think they are up to the task. For a long time I thought that being called a racist was the top rung on the ladder of sin, but recently I think being called a homophobe has taken over being the top rung. But just wait, if Hillary becomes the Democratic candidate for president, being a sexist will be the top rung. What happens if multiple possible sins can be committed against an individual because they are a member of multiple groups, like a black gay woman? Does having the possibility of multiple sins being committed against you make you a more important mascot to be used by politicians? If we all grew thicker skins and become less sensitive to being offended, politicians wouldn’t have as much control over us.

-Why would we be surprised that the Clinton Global Foundation is nothing more than a money laundering scheme? The Clintons did the same thing on a smaller scale when they were using the Lincoln bedroom to raise money during their eight years in the White House.

-The Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal is simple to understand. Hillary broke the law when she used a private e-mail server instead of the Government e-mail server. Don’t listen to her verbal sleight of hand when she tries to explain it.

-The recent theft of government employees records by hackers (we think it was China) begs the question, How much easier would it be to hack into Hillary Clintons private e-mail server than to hack into a Government server? The Government encryption is much more difficult to crack than the standard encryption used on Hillary’s private server.

-Do you think there was any information on Hillary’s server that a foreign country could use to blackmail Hillary Clinton if she ever became President?

-I have said that the altercations between Police and citizens will start to increase because of the breakdown of the rule of law. Thank you politicians and bureaucrats. When the law doesn’t apply to you, (Hillary e-mail server), and you pass so many laws that it makes it impossible for an individual to know them all, what do you expect.  Politicians and bureaucrats, don’t have to deal directly with the people affected by these laws like the police do, but they do get to ride in on their white horses with solutions to the tension between police and citizens. People won’t follow the law when they think the laws are arbitrary and petty, and also when they think the laws don’t apply to our “rulers”. As much as I think that there are instances that police are breaking the law and just wielding power, there are many instances where individuals make situations worse by not complying. Because I know police and citizens don’t have wings and halos, I judge each of these situations, seen weekly on the news, on it’s own merits without picking a side before hand. Police and citizens have to deescalate these situations and start treating each other with more respect. If we don’t take care of this at the point where police and citizens meet each other,  we are opening the door for politicians and bureaucrats to use the “crisis” to step in and become even more tyrannical.

-Remember during the process of passing the Affordable Care Act, Nancy Pelosi saying “you have to pass it to see what’s in it”? How did that turn out? We are witnessing the same type of process with the secrecy surrounding the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement being pushed by President Obama. Should we trust this kind of process?

-I’ve stated this before but let’s try it again. People are born with either an xx or an xy sex chromosome. And no matter what anyone, including Bruce Jenner, feels his gender is, his sex is either male (xy) or female (xx). No amount of surgery or hormone replacement therapy can change that.

-How can Bruce Jenner receive the Arthur Ash award for courage at the ESPYs when it doesn’t take courage to do something that the main stream media, politicians, and the Hollywood culture support. Courage is demonstrated when you swim against the politically correct current.