Posted tagged ‘Fifth Amendment’

Must Reads For The Week 6/01/13.

June 1, 2013
The pen is mightier than the sword...

The pen is mightier than the sword… (Photo credit: mbshane)

The Bullying Pulpit, by Thomas Sowell, at jewishworldreview.com. Government bureaucrats and politicians try to bully and intimidate citizens who challenge the central planning orthodoxy.

Durbin Not Sure If Bloggers Deserve Constitutional Protection, by Warner Todd Huston, at breaibart.com. Even if  Dick Durbin doesn’t think a blogger is a journalist, I would hope he thinks that a blogger still has a constitutional right to free speech.

Real Health Reform: Doctor Stops Accepting Insurance, Able To Cut Prices By Fifty Percent, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Allowing  the buyer and seller to exchange without a third-party involved in the decision-making, creates the optimum result for everybody, except the third-party planner.

High School Teacher Faces Discipline For Informing Students About Their Rights, by Jacob Sullum, at reason.com. Should the lawyer who advised Lois Lerner to plead the fifth  face disciplinary action?

What The Syrian Civil War Is Really All About,by Peter Nealen, at sofrep.com. The guys at sofrep always give you the unvarnished truth. Excerpt from the article, The war isn’t between Assad and a bunch of democracy-loving rebels. It’s between…those who espouse a strict militant form of Shi’a Islam…and those who desire a strict militant form of Sunni Islam….

Senate Banking Committee Staff Monitoring Bitcoin, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Government and bureaucracies will always try to stop anyone or any idea that threatens their power. The IRS bullying tactics reveals the standard operating  procedure by the anointed. I guess bullying is only cool when they do it.

David Stockman: “The Error Of Central Banking Has Become Universal” , at zerohedge.com. Stockman interviewed by Rick Santelli, here is a quote, “…today the market is entirely rigged…it’s not honest…” Stockman doesn’t pull any punches.

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Must Reads For The Week 5/25/13

May 25, 2013
The pen is mightier than the sword...

The pen is mightier than the sword… (Photo credit: mbshane)

Bitcoin: The Tyranny Test by Paul Rosenberg, at freemansperspective.com. Will our Government protect its monopoly power to counterfeit money?

Rap Song Puts Massachusetts Behind Bars…Facing Terrorism Charges And Twenty Years In Prison, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Arbitrary decision on what constitutes a threat. “Government… is a dangerous servant and a fearful master”-George Washington.

ACLU Sues The FBI On Antiwar.com’s Behalf, by Danial McCarthy, at theamericanconservative.com. Arbitrary decision on what constitutes a national security threat.

Report: DOJ Leaked Documents To Smear Fast And Furious Whistle Blower, Says IG, by Matthew Boyle, at breaibart.com. Arbitrary abuse of power for the purpose of  intimidating future whistle blowers. Are we starting to see a pattern?

Ben Swann Reality Check: Cincinnati  Agent Giving Orders In IRS Scandal, fox 19 news. Arbitrarily using power to target specific groups. “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

Obama’s War Against The Free Press Gets Creepier, by J.D. Tuccille, at reason.com. I’m not a big fan of  journalists, but the first amendment protects them, not from us, but from Government.

Lois Lerner Sued Christian Coalition In Largest FEC Action In History. Lois Lerner has a track record of arbitrarily using her power to violate the constitutional rights of specific groups. And then she will wrap herself in her fifth amendment right for her protection.

This is a partial list of stories about Government abuses of power from just this week. Its like this every week.

Most recent posts about arbitrary abuse of power in these articles from May 10th, and May 20th, and May 23rd, and May 13th by austrianaddict.com.

Here is the definition of tyrannyarbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority. despotism, absolutism, dictatorship. Arbitrary means – subject to individual will or judgment without restriction; contingent solely upon one’s discretion: an arbitrary decision.