Why Denny Hastert’s indictment is a danger to us all
I was never a huge Hastert fan when he was Speaker of the House. I was never quite sure what, if anything, he believed in. Having said that, he did a couple of good things. He instituted the “Hastert Rule,” which says no bill comes to the floor of the House unless a majority of the GOP caucus is in favor of it. When the | Read More »
The Opposite Of The Police State
The Fires of Anarchy Burn In The Cities. I’ll confess something right at the beginning. When I see a police car in the rearview mirror, I feel a certain unease. Not hatred, not fear, just a general “Oh crud! Why is he following my car today?” I don’t believe anyone unconditionally loves a police officer who hasn’t married or given | Read More »
, Fred Reed
, Jack Dunphy
, Just Let Them Eat Eachother
, Lord of The Flies
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, police strike
, Thomas Hobbes
SCOTUS to Decide Meaning of “One Person, One Vote”
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Chad Flores to discuss a controversial case before the Supreme Court that will decide the meaning of “one person, one vote,” the legal complexities of the case, and how a win for the challengers may cause even more chaos for redistricting.
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Waco, Caring and Police Brutality
So a bunch of really bad people decided to engage in a turf war over drugs, babes and a grubby hang-out called Twin Peaks.* Eight people died another 192 went to the can. The police came in like a pissed-off hurricane and exercised peace through superior firepower. The aforementioned “business establishment” got the business and won’t be reopening for at least seven days. If we | Read More »
Blasphemy and The 1st Amendment
Free Speech Will Eventually Offend You. We are at a dangerous juncture. The 1st Amendment to The US Constitution is under a very real threat. People are getting very, very angry. People are just beginning to feel the tingle of fear. I understand their anger, as a worker on a military installation, I’m living the negative externalities of some of | Read More »
Canadian hate speech laws may be used against Israel boycott organizers
In Canada, various leftwing and pro-terror groups have used the odious hate speech laws to bludgeon critics into silence. Even though many of the cases are overturned upon appeal, the accused is out of a lot of money to defend themselves and their reputation is forever damaged. Now these laws might be put to good use: Via CBC: The Harper government is signalling its intention | Read More »
Charlie Hebdo and the Defense of Free Speech
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Charlie Hebdo attacks, free speech in modern society, and how it has been limited at the point of a gun.
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Stand Your Ground laws under attack
The price of the Second Amendment,like liberty, is eternal vigilance. Having lost several fights at the Supreme Court, the anti-gun left is gearing up for yet another fight over “stand your ground” (SYG) laws. The idea behind SYG laws is pretty simple. If you are confronted by an aggressor you are not obligated to retreat. As Jorge Amstelle writing in The Daily Caller says: Let’s | Read More »
Showdowns at SCOTUS
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Chad Flores to discuss King v Burwell, Obergefell v. Hodges, and why SCOTUS seems to be settling so many key political issues.
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The Cavaliers Sue The Roundheads
Says it all about fake rape charges. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A fraternity at the University of Virginia announced Monday that it will “pursue all available legal action” against Rolling Stone, saying a Columbia Journalism School review shows the magazine acted recklessly and defamed its members by publishing an article that falsely accused them of gang rape. “The Rolling Stone article | Read More »
.@SallyKohn is a dishonest lackwit
The key issue over the Indiana RFRA and the similar bill in Arkansas (as well as the bills currently in effect in about 30 other states) is pretty simple. Can someone use the force of law to compel you to either violate your religious beliefs or be punished. For all observant Christians, homosexual acts — not the sexual attraction per se — are sinful. Homosexuality | Read More »
Barack Obama Lies With Rape Statistics
This does not imply 20% Rate of Incidence per 1000 women. Heather MacDonald makes us aware of an interesting mathematical claim being made by President Obama and his happy-go-lucky sidekick Scranton Joe. The most common statistic thrown out these days by President Obama, Vice President Biden, on down is that one in five women will be the victims of sexual assault | Read More »
Re Mandatory Voting: Just How Much Can They Make Us Care?
Let’s Make These Guys Vote! Can the government make me care? No. But they can darn sure make you act like it. How so, you may ask? America is a free country? Only because our current indebtedness vastly exceeds anything we could claim as equity. You are not free. That died when the Obamacare Individual Mandate was ruled constitutional by Chief | Read More »
Governor Christie’s Big NJ Pension Problem/Opportunity
This Crowd Hates It When Gov. Christie Keeps Promises New Jersey is not able to pay enough into its state pension plans to pay public workers what they were promised when they signed on the bottom line. New Jersey workers currently receive a defined benefits plan, which Governor Christie would like to convert into a defined contribution one instead. A New | Read More »
The Expanding Power of the Militarized Police
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Daniel Payne to discuss the militarization of police departments, two scary stories of over-reach and corruption and if America can halt expansive police power.
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