Libertarian Commentary on the News, #13-26A: Wars on religions, Twitting government

Islamic wars: Arab street revolt – War on some religions
Syrian Rebels Behead Catholic Priests in Public Execution

(The While earlier reports suggested Murad may have been shot to death, Catholic Online reported Saturday: “The Vatican is confirming the death by beheading of Franciscan Father, Francois Murad, who was martyred by Syrian jihadists on June 23.”  See also:  Reported Beheading of Syrian Priest Comes Amid Rising Fear for Christians’ Safety (

Nathan: The situation turns even more nasty, as the US regime makes its alliances (or desired alliances) more clear.  We are so fortunate that the Religion of Peace ™ is present in all these countries to keep the mayhem down. I am sure that the FedGov keeps a close eye on this sort of thing to give them ideas for dealing with the upstarts and troublemakers here in the US, like the next story relates:

Home front: war on some religions – Abominable Act: ObummerCare
Obama’s Final Word: Catholics Must Buy/Provide Coverage for Abortion Drugs


Nathan: Was there any question otherwise?  Even those who do NOT believe in modern “humanist/evolutionist” religion must support its sacred rituals and sacraments.  There is no exception, apparently.  Of course, there is “justification” galore for this, according to the administration.

Home front: war on some religions – Abominable Act: ObummerCare
Final Reg: Mandatory Free Contraceptives, Sterilizations, Abortion-Inducing Drugs Will Prevent ‘Employee Absences’


Nathan: This reminds me of excuses given in both the Third Reich and the Soviet Union for more than just these things:  the state (or the “businesses” that are more and more an integral part of the state) cannot be denied the full effort of the members of that state.

Culture wars: war against marriage
Rep. Gohmert: What’s Next – Legalized Polygamy?


Nathan: I’ve seen multiple reports, both before and after the SCOTUS decision, indicating that proponents of polyandry or polyamory (not just polygamy) have already begun planning for the campaign for that.  Not just Muslims (who have tacitly been practicing polygamy in several jurisdictions in the US) and “Fundamentalist” LDS/Mormons, but various other groups have stated very clearly and reasonably publicly that this is the next item on the agenda: get government to recognize these relationships and then force the rest of society to both accept and promote them.  They want more than tolerance and freedom to practice their desires in these things.

Again, as I have written often,  it is NOT up to government or any other organizations to define what marriage is.  Any more than it should be allowed for government to define what liberty or freedom is.  The real issue here is the “right” to government benefits (privileges). This issue was created by government rules and regulations and laws which take away the freedom of people and their businesses and other associations.  The solution to all of this would in large part be rejecting ANY government authority to define “marriage” (or anything else), which we know is not going to happen.  If peaceful people want to have any sort of domestic arrangement, short of forcing or aggressing against others to either participate or “accept” their style of life, let them go off and do it any way they want.  But let us stop this using force (governmental or anything else) to make people not just accept but “affirm” these things, or give special privileges and  pay benefits or anything else to support some lifestyle or actions which they do not believe right.

Stupid government tricks – World war
All Countries Gather Foreign Intelligence, DNI Spokesman Says Amid EU Protests

Nathan: Funny, this comes about the same time that the “messiah” says that he doesn’t need to spy on American allies, all he has to do is call THEIR supreme leader (whomever that President or Prime Minister might be) and ask them for the answers.

Hoploclasts and hoplophobes
Colorado: Giving away 30-round magazines before they are banned

(Personal Liberty)

Nathan: Fun to read, apparently great fun to have done.  I know this park in Glendale (a small town surrounded by the City and County of Denver) and it is great to see its mayor tweaking the nose of the government and the thugs that currently make up the General Assembly of Colorado, a legislature as evil and power-hungry as the Parliament in London.  Of course, as of the 1st of July, it is illegal to buy or sell anything larger than a 15-round magazine in Colorado (although 55 of 62 sheriffs are refusing to enforce the law – or so they claim, I wouldn’t push it, though).  Not only did they give away several thousand, they sold as many as 18,000 magazines (“flooding the streets of Colorado”) with the total proceeds going to several prominent recall campaigns against some of the General Assembly thugs.

Federal tyranny – Hoploclasts
California:  Sheriff strips USFS state law enforcement authority

(Personal Liberty)

Nathan: This is El Dorado County, in the Sierras on the Nevada border, and it is totally different than what we’ve come to expect from the People’s Republic.  The story has been coming out in dribs and drabs, and the sheriff claims both that he has attempted to get the USFS “law enforcement rangers” to stop harassing not just his employers (the citizens of the County) but visitors (cash cows) to the County.  It was only later that it came out that the thing which really frosted people was that the “rangers” were demanding to know whether or not they were carrying weapons.  More information here.

More government power – the Nanny State and Government-run, tax-funded schools
Gov’t Unveils New Snack Standards for Schools: Donuts Out, Fruit Cups In


Nathan: Once more, we find the government (and media and seemingly almost everyone else) assuming that the Fedgov has the power to dictate this.  The only justification for such power is that the FedGov steals the money from whomever they want and gives it to schools, directly and indirectly, with full strings attached.  “He who has the gold makes the rules.”  This will continue until people revolt and take educating their children away from government functionaries and thugs.  Until they do, this “power” will grow and grow: it will go (through “charter schools” and private schools and even home-schooling) to dictate what parents feed their children 24-7.  Once more, “its fa da chilluns” will be an excuse for more tyranny of the most petty sort.

About TPOL Nathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (a christian), Pahasapan (resident of the Black Hills), Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer, Evangelist. Successor to Lady Susan (Mama Liberty) at TPOL.
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