Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-10B: Economy and hatred

By Nathan Barton

Good afternoon.  Cold weather again in the news today, at least in the Northeast.  Another excuse, maybe, for our beloved masters in DC to have a day off work.

Driving across country this morning, I heard the latest outrage from our ‘messiah.’  Our beloved emperor has issued a new decree, mandating that all salaried persons making $50,000 a year or less MUST receive time-and-a-half pay for overtime, to combat “income inequality.”  Not because it is the law, but because that is what HE wants, and after all, who IS the master?  Once again, expect Congress to do nothing: lapdogs – whinging lapdogs, maybe, but as toothless and worthless as the Senate in Augustus’ time.  Meanwhile, it appears that the ‘messiah’ is trying to buy votes – but for whom?

Meanwhile, in Florida, various legislators are trying to gut self-defense to prevent “abuse.”  And in Missouri, a cabal of lying legislators try to outlaw common weapons in major urban areas. Calling it a “second amendment protection act.”  And in DC, a seemingly highly qualified (through very young) appointee to Surgeon General turns out to be a political lickboot of the ‘messiah’ who is rabidly anti-gun.  Let the NRA and some others proclaim how much better off we are as far as arms and self-defense, but it seems to me to be getting worse, not better.  As we see in Connecticut.

It appears that things are truly going nuts in Connecticut as the arguments and threats over enforcing a clearly unenforceable gun law continues.  Indeed, the guy one police officer threatened on Facebook has now been asked by the cop’s boss to work to cool things down: and the Facebook cop is under 24-hour protective detail and suspended (with pay, of course).  Meanwhile, no one is trying to see how many of the cars, trucks, planes, and boats leaving Connecticut are heavily loaded down with the 300,000 “assault weapons” and twice that many overcapacity magazines that have not been reported or surrendered.  My remarks last week stand: enough is enough: ANY attempt to steal weapons from free people MUST be met with enough force to prevent the attempt from succeeding.  Of course, secession WOULD be an option.

The cop-killers continue to prosper:  Will Grigg picked up this story: A North Vegas Police Officer shot and killed a 38-year-old man for the supposed crime of walking away from a cop.  What gives?  How long are we going to allow a uniform and a badge to trump human rights and decency and steal people’s lives for little or no reason?

The WaPo says that Democrats are pinning the Florida special election loss on dismal turnout effort, which is a convenient excuse to try and hide their failure: the “solution” is more money.  Mmmm.  That sounds like their solution for the economy, for education, and for health: spend more more – yours and mine, not theirs, of course.

Forbes has an article picked up by various and sundry and embellished on by many, about a BitCoin wannabe popping up in Indian Country.  The article and those commenting on it clearly do not understand what they are dealing with, in any way.  The guy smells like a con-artist, and con-artists pop up on Pine Ridge (home of the Oglala Sioux Tribe) like weeds after a wet spring.  The writers do not understand how the Lakota (and the rest of the Sioux) are organized, how their society and culture work, or even the restrictions and limitations on government and banks.  They apparently think that the Oglala’s Office of Economic Development speaks for every Lakota in a minimum of FIVE tribal governments, when in reality, the office can’t speak for the Oglala Tribal Council, or any of the nine districts.  And they seem to believe every word of this con-man.  In other words, the media in this case are behaving even worse than the governments normally do.  Is there any hope for economic understanding, much less cultural knowledge that does NOT create problems?

About tpolnathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (christian), Pahasapan, Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer.
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