Libertarian Commentary on the News, #13-42D: Politics 2013

A few thoughts on a few political matters and events this week!

Racism in government – Politics 2013
Holder may pursue civil rights charges against Zimmerman

(Conservative Action Alerts) U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder may pursue civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, the Florida man acquitted of murder charges in the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

Nathan: One of the worst aspects of our modern court system (no longer a system of justice) is that it is not enough to be found innocent of a crime by a court.  Today, you can be brought up on other charges by different levels of government – often only remotely connected to the original “crime.”  And you can face civil action against you in yet another court…  Each effort can and does drain the ability to fight the charges, regardless of innocence.

Politics 2013 – Secession
Colorado: Biggest loser: Bloomberg’s election spending won little for departing NYC mayor

(Washington Times)  [The Amendment 66 income tax increase (“for da chilluns’ educators) failed 62 to 38, despite the $10 million campaign, of which Bloomberg paid a cool million, and despite the fact that opponents only spent $20,000.]

Mama’s Note: AWWWW, what a shame. The money he spent fighting 2A issues, the recalls, and now this. I remember something about the definition of insanity…. doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results. Yep… old Bloomy is insane, all right.

Nathan: For more reasons than this, and it’s not the last time he will do this, of course.  He is a bizarre sort who can make a lot of money and then waste it on ventures like this.  In the world he wants to see, he would never have been able to accumulate his wealth.  However, let New York live with him.  I am  more concerned with what he has done to Colorado with his constant meddling.  The state is terminal, and the vote against secession in several counties (only five of eleven passed the resolution – in Weld County, whose board of county commissioners floated the idea first, the idea went down big, 58% to 42%, as I recall) Part of this was undoubtedly due to the fact that the Amendment 66 vote drew out a lot of the progressive types, all about giving more wealth to school administrators and other meddlers.  They, of course, would NOT want to see 11 or 12 counties and a half-million people get out from under the thumb of the tyrants in Denver.  This is especially true in Weld County, where the educrats are very powerful, thanks to that teacher’s school now called the University of Northern Colorado (formerly Greeley Normal School, Colorado State Teacher’s College, and Colorado State College). I think that Bloomberg therefore DID have at least a mild victory for all his spending.  If all eleven counties had voted for secession, instead of just five, it would be seen as a major victory.  Still, for those five counties – and the whole state – the gauntlet is thrown down: people are WILLING to say “NO.”  Next time, MORE will say no, and the next time after that, still more.

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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