Posted tagged ‘Filling Strategic Petroleum Reserve’

Observations From The Margin

May 5, 2022

-I don’t like my tax dollars being used for corporate welfare. I have said in the past that Elon Musk has benefited from corporate welfare. Tax dollars have been given to Tesla in the form of subsidizes to help defray the cost of building electric cars. Tax dollars have been given to purchasers of electric cars in the form of tax credits to defray the cost of buying electric cars. So a portion of his wealth comes from you and me, the tax payer. But I have mixed emotions about his purchase of Twitter. Because, as money is fungible, a portion of my tax dollars have helped Musk buy Twitter. And I’m kind of OK with it, because I want unfettered free speech. But what is even better to think about, is the tax dollars of the people who are going crazy because Musk is buying twitter, helped buy twitter. So let’s keep this between us. Because I know how pissed off I get when I think about my tax dollars being used to help fund abortions.

-Speaking of the abortion issue. Here are a few thoughts about the leak of Alito’s draft opinion about abortion.

1) We don’t know if this will be the majority or minority opinion when the decision comes out.

2) Four other justices signed on to Alito’s opinion. Thomas, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett all signed on. Sotomyor , Kagan, Breyer and Roberts didn’t. The question is, will any of the four who supported the draft, change their mind and flip the decision? I don’t think that will happen. But if Roberts was one of the four supporters, I would say there would be a good chance he would flip. Since Roberts is the Chief Justice, this is considered the Roberts court. So he is deciding under a different incentive which doesn’t exist for the other five justices. So I could see him flipping making it a 6 to 3 majority to preserve the “integrity” of the Supreme Court, as he defines integrity. Because 6 to 3 is a stronger decision than a 5 to 4 decision.

3) If Roe is overturned it will not outlaw abortion. It will allow every state to make their own law, no matter how permissive or restrictive it is. States have been changing their abortion laws for years. And these changes have been challenged in court by both sides. Some end up in the Supreme Court. Through this process the Roe decision has been chipped away at for years. Roe as written doesn’t exist.

4) The right to an abortion is nowhere in the constitution, including the bill of rights. The Supreme Court created the right to an abortion out of a supposed “right to privacy” which it discovered in the document after being well hidden for over 170 years. What actually happened was the Roe decision overturned the 10th amendment, which states, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people” (Read Here). The Roe decision overturned the abortion laws of all fifty states, no matter how restrictive or how permissive they were, and replaced them with a one size fits all decision. Because of the way it was written, it was inevitable that at some point Roe was going to be overturned.

5) Roe gave power to the Federal government that it didn’t have originally. So one of the reasons the Left doesn’t want this overturned is because it takes power away from the Federal government. Tyrants in both parties never want to give up Government power.

6) Notice I have not made any arguments against abortion outside of the legal aspect. Because this decision is about who should decide this issue, not what should be decided. It is obvious this decision should have never been made by the Supreme Court.

7) The left always tries to impose their one size fits all decisions on people who don’t agree with their positions. Roe is just one example of this. Government force is the process used to enforce agreement. Whether it is an order from the executive branch, a law from the legislative branch, or a legal decision from the judicial branch. It always creates more conflict and animosity then what existed before. They don’t want to persuade people over time. They want to impose ideas categorically using tyrannical government power, instead of allowing them be accepted, or not, incrementally over time. The Market (millions of people making decisions) decided VHS was better than Beta, CDs were better than Vinyl, Streaming was better than CDs, Kerosene was better than whale oil, Electric lighting was better than kerosene lamps, the rifle was better than the bow and arrow, etc. Even though you can still choose to use bows and arrows, vinyl, and kerosene lamps. No government force was used. Why do you think there is a big fight over man made climate change. They are trying to use government force to impose more expensive and less efficient green energy over lower cost and more efficient carbon based fuels. At some point, green energy may be less costly and more efficient than carbon based fuels, but not in the foreseeable future. And that is the problem. They want it now, no matter the monetary cost or the high cost of agreement.

-Sidebar your honor! If the new supreme court justice can’t define what a women is. And lefties tell us men can have children. Than how can we say abortion is about a “women’s” right to choose? That has to be anti something doesn’t it?

– The Federal Reserve has said they are going to raise interest rates to wring out inflation. An Inflation they caused in the first place by their policies that artificially lower interest rates and electronically printing trillions of counterfeit dollars.

-Homeland Security’s new “Disinformation Board” sounds like a great idea doesn’t it????? The left wouldn’t trust this new board if a Republican was president. I would ask if they considered how this board could be used against them when a Republican becomes president again; but the left just wants the federal government’s power to increase period. Because they will have the opportunity to wield that power when they get in. And the left is willing to play the long game.

-I read Biden is starting to buy oil to fill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the same reserve he depleted a month ago in an attempt to help himself politically by bringing the price of oil down. Now we are filling the Reserve with more expensive oil. And we, (tax payers,) are paying the cost. Government bureaucrats are selling low and buying high. That is a losing financial strategy. But a viable option when you are spending other peoples money to help yourself and your party politically. Could these tax dollars be considered a donation to a politicians campaign.