‘I know there are some who believe that, if you simply take from some and give to others, then we’ll all be better off. It’s known as redistribution. It’s never been a characteristic of America,’ [Mitt] Romney said. The campaign apparently thinks that voters will find 'redistribution’ a scary word. But does Mr. Romney really disagree with the belief that part of government’s role is, in Mr. Obama’s words, to help 'make sure that everybody’s got a shot’? To tax is to redistribute. To govern is to redistribute. Benefits from government spending flow in different amounts to different individuals and different states. Unless Mr. Romney envisions government stripped down to the role of providing for the national defense and building a road or two, and it is clear that he doesn’t, it is hard to imagine a world in which government does not play some redistributionist role.
The Dumbest History Videos You'll Ever See, Courtesy Of Crazy Cliven Bundy
Remember Cliven Bundy? He was the guy who became the short lived new hero for the “Guv’ment bad” crowd last month, until it surfaced that he was a giant racist. Yeah that guy. He has released a series of educational videos explaining his understanding of the history of the United States. Here are a few highlights for those not brave enough to watch, A Brief History of The United States: Completely Bat s**t Insane Redneck Edition.
The answer to every problem that exists in the world is to follow the U.S constitution. If EVERY government in the world just follows the U.S constitution, EVERY problem in the world will be solved.
The U.S constitution is based on the ten commandments in the bible.
Our government has become a central government. A central government with unlimited power. The kind that our founding fathers fought against in the Revolutionary War. The government we have now is the same as before the Revolutionary War.
The founding fathers created the three branches of government. The executive, the legislative and the “Judical.” These are the only “three governments” we are supposed to have and the Parks Department and BLM is a new government with its own laws and jails.
When the thirteen colonies formed the United States we didn’t want a big central government, we didn’t want a big state government, we was even leery about having even a local government.
Cliven Bundy really really wants you to subscribe to his e-mail list and has stock footage of cowboys.
I believe we Americans should use extreme care before lending our support to any proposed government program. We should fully recognize that government is no plaything. It is an instrument of force and unless our conscience is clear that we would not hesitate to put a man to death, put him in jail or forcibly deprive him of his property for failing to obey a given law, we should oppose it.
The Wildlife Defence League stepped up pressure Wednesday against British Columbia’s Liberal government and Bighorn helicopters over the province’s controversial wolf cull.
Members of the B.C.-based conservation organization dropped a banner in a forest clearcut in B.C.’s South Selkirk region. Read from the air, the banner demands that the government and Bighorn Helicopters “stop killing wolves.”
“Bighorn Helicopters is responsible for the slaughter of over 1,000 wolves in the last decade,” said Tommy Knowles, campaign director for the Wildlife Defence League.
“They continue this despicable legacy of killing wolves, including mothers and pups, through their role in the government-sponsored, taxpayer-funded wolf cull.”
The Wildlife Defence League alleges that Bighorn Helicopters shot some 1,000 wolves in Alberta in wolf cull efforts in that province.
“Simply put, they are bounty hunters for wolves and have left a trail of blood in their wake,” the Wildlife Defence League declares on their Facebook page.
Clay Wilson, president of Cranbrook-based, B.C. Bighorn Helicopters, could not be reached for comment.
In January 2015, the B.C. government launched a multi-year wolf kill program in the South Peace and South Selkirk regions.
The program will kill nearly 500 wolves and cost taxpayers approximately $2.2 million. The program is entering its second year. During the first year some 80 wolves were killed.
This video is funny, the truth is not. Harry Reid is clueless, why on earth did he get reelected? Come on Nevada vote this guy out. This is shady business to me that he is still in power . How can this guy stay in power? Government is out of control. The Role of Government is not to control people.
Thanks for reading this, it means a lot that people care about what I think. It is hard enough to get my family
I believe that no people can maintain freedom unless their political institutions are founded upon faith in God and belief in the existence of moral law.
I believe that God has endowed men with certain unalienable rights as set forth in the Declaration of Independence and that no man, no legislature, no majority, however great, may morally limit or destroy these; that the sole function of government is to protect life, liberty, and property and anything more than this is usurpation and oppression.
I believe that the Constitution of the United States was prepared and adopted by men acting under inspiration from Almighty God; that it is a solemn compact between the peoples of the States of this nation which all officers of government are under duty to obey; that the eternal moral laws expressed therein must be adhered to or individual liberty will perish.
I hold that the Constitution denies government the power to take from the individual either his life, liberty, or property except in accordance with moral law; that the same moral law which governs the actions of men when acting alone is also applicable when they act in concert with others; that no citizen or group of citizens has any right to direct their agent, the government, to perform any act which would be evil or offensive to the conscience if that citizen were performing the act himself outside the framework of government.
I am hereby resolved that under no circumstances shall the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights be infringed. In particular I am opposed to any attempt on the part of the Federal Government to deny the people their right to bear arms, to worship and pray when and where they choose, or to own and control private property.
I consider ourselves at war with international Communism which is committed to the destruction of our government, our right of property, and our freedom; that it is treason as defined by the Constitution to give aid and comfort to this implacable enemy.
I am unalterably opposed to Socialism, either in whole or in part, and regard it as an unconstitutional usurpation of power and a denial of the right of private property for government to own or operate the means of producing and distributing goods and services in competition with private enterprise, or to regiment owners in the legitimate use of private property.
I maintain that every person who enjoys the protection of his life, liberty, and property should bear his fair share of the cost of government in providing that protection; that the elementary principles of justice set forth in the Constitution demand that all taxes imposed be uniform and that each person’s property or income be taxed at the same rate.
I believe in honest money, the gold and silver coinage of the Constitution, and a circulation medium convertible into such money without loss. I regard it as a flagrant violation of the explicit provisions of the Constitution for the Federal Government to make it a criminal offense to use gold or silver coin as legal tender or to use irredeemable paper money.
I believe that each State is sovereign in performing those functions reserved to it by the Constitution and it is destructive of our federal system and the right of self-government guaranteed under the Constitution for the Federal Government to regulate or control the States in performing their functions or to engage in performing such functions itself.
I consider it a violation of the Constitution for the Federal Government to levy taxes for the support of state or local government; that no State or local government can accept funds from the Federal and remain independent in performing its functions, nor can the citizens exercise their rights of self-government under such conditions.
I deem it a violation of the right of private property guaranteed under the Constitution for the Federal Government to forcibly deprive the citizens of this nation of their nation of their property through taxation or otherwise, and make a gift thereof to foreign governments or their citizens.
I believe that no treaty or agreement with other countries should deprive our citizens of rights guaranteed them by the Constitution.
I consider it a direct violation of the obligation imposed upon it by the Constitution for the Federal Government to dismantle or weaken our military establishment below that point required for the protection of the States against invasion, or to surrender or commit our men, arms, or money to the control of foreign or world organizations of governments.
Dennis Prager, did a great job of over generalizing here. By suggesting that the Left, as if there is one Left, puts all their faith in big government. While the Right, again as if there is only one Right, puts all their faith in the individual and market. Which is just complete nonsense and since the New Year is still new, I’ll be nice with that. Of course there isn’t one Left and there isn’t one Right. Thats why we have terms like Center-Left, Far-Left, Center-Right and Far-Right. Because different factions on the left-wing and right-wing, believe in different things and different policies. To the point that they can sound ideologically like they’re on the other side from each other.
Both the Far-Left, where you have Democratic Socialists and people who I at least call Neo-Communists, who aren’t completely Marxist, believe in big government. And then you have Neoconservatives and Religious Conservatives, Christian and Muslim, who believe in big government as well. It’s just that the Far-Left version of big government looks different from the Far-Right. The Far-Left big government, has more to do with economic policy. Even though they’re now involved in limiting free speech that they disagree with and trying to use government to tell people what they can eat and drink. And then the Far-Right big government, has more to do with social issues and personal behavior. And using big government to control how people behave and what they can do n their own personal time.
As a Liberal who of course who is on the Center-Left, I’m more interested in the differences and similarities that Liberals have with lets say Conservative Libertarians. The Rand Paul’s of the world, when it comes to the role of government. Both sides both believe in limited government. Both sides believe in a strong, but limited national defense to protect American interests and use American power where we can make a positive difference and promote our interests. Both sides even believe in a regulatory state. Not to run business’s, but to protect consumers and workers. And even to protect American business’s from unfair and illegal foreign competition. Both sides even believe in limited government aid to the underserved to help low-income people improve their own lives.
Where Liberals and Conservative Libertarians disagree is not whether government should be limited or not, but how limited. What’s the role of the states and localities and even non-profit private sector, to help the poor. To use as an example. Where should American force be used to save people from horrible authoritarian regimes that are murdering their own people. And how should we work with our allies to deal with situations like that. How big should the regulatory state be and what exactly should it do. But it’s not as if one side puts all their faith in big government and the other side puts all their faith in the individual. When the fact is factions on both sides believe in big government and believe in individualism.
Our legislators are not sufficiently apprised of the rightful limits of their powers; that their true office is to declare and enforce only our natural rights and duties, and to take none of them from us. No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another; and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him.
Dr. Scott Gottlieb of the American Enterprise Institute and Dr. Jerry Avorn of Harvard Medical School debate the role the government plays in maintaining public safety and delivering effective medicine.
Today is Wednesday, September 23, 2015.
I’ve come to accept Wednesday as the busiest day I have all week, but today felt even busier than normal!
I’ve been up since 6:40 this morning, so it has been a long day, but I do not feel as tired as I probably should.
Today, I ran the outer loop around my college campus (about 3 miles) plus an additional ten minutes, and I didn’t walk at all! While that probably isn’t a huge achievement in the face of it all, it felt like a huge personal accomplishment. I also found out today that if I so choose, I could graduate from college with a triple major and still not have to take more than five classes! Of course, all that research is just very eloquent procrastination, but I did end up writing the paper I was somewhat worried about, haha!
After classes today, I went to a number of meetings: for the lit mag, for a new student council, and lastly for my college government. Today, we discussed at length what the college government should be like, which raised a lot of interesting questions. I feel more and more as the days go on that I am fitting into my school and that I can be an active member of the community. That possibility means a lot to me.
Daily thing learned: how Big Brother works.
Daily question raised: What is the purpose of government, overall? I want to say it’s about finding out what people want and then making it happen, but there seems to be a lot more involved.
Wow! My first opportunity to blog about Jeremy Corbyn, who may end up being the next Leader of the Opposition in Britain next month. I’m really only interested in democratic socialism when it comes to socialism. Marxism, I see as another ideology and an extreme form of statism as it relates to social, economic and…