Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-13D: Prayer, ObummerCare, and Sanctions

By Nathan Barton

Good afternoon. In what may be a short week due to weather, travel, and work, I will be traveling into the Wild West, the wilderness of the Eastern Plains of Colorado, heartland of the still not-yet-born “State of North Colorado” (I vote to call it Pawnee and not Colorado: the soil really isn’t even that red in the area) and worry a little about raids by savage mobsters, in marked and unmarked cars of silver and gray.  Seriously, on to the news.

From various sources, we learn that a five-year-old girl has been told (by a teacher) that she could not pray for her meal at school (kindergarten) and that it is not good to pray.  (Which is one reason that I guess Congress can ignore petitions, as I talked about in my last commentary.  Prayer is bad, even if the prayers are addressed to our betters in Congress.)  Her parents were smart and have taken her out of public school permanently. Yes, there is some reason (always) to doubt a five-year-old is remembering something like this accurately, and the school denies it.  But because things like this are happening more and more, it is very hard to just wave this off.

Mama’s Note: Good for them, but there are at least three thousand excellent reasons to remove all children from the state indoctrination centers. Then there is the obvious fact that a five year old is far less apt to lie about such a thing than is any government employee who ever lived. Get real.

Back to the Fuehrer’s “victory lap” about the Abominable Act (ObummerCare): it amounts to “Shut up and soldier on.” The situation reminds me of the same thing that has been said about global warming: the debate is over, shut up or face the consequences of your unbelief.  Same thing, now that I think about it, as the so-called scientists and their political masters have said about evolution, also.  THEY are the masters, and WE are their slaves.  Once more, we have lies and more lies coming from the Fuehrer, his minions, and his controllers.  Why do we believe ANYthing they say?

Insurers fear backlash over new Obummercare rate increases, according to Reuters: prices will be going up in 2015 and the insurance companies think they will get blamed, NOT the Fuehrer and his henchmen.

Which may be just the point on the latest Mother Jones’ “stunner” that Hobby Lobby’s employee retirement plan has invested in drug companies that make abortion drugs.  HuffPost and the rest of the mainstream media present this as proof that Hobby Lobby’s owners are nothing but “typical” christian hypocrites.  (It is the same accusation made of the CJCLDS (“Mormons”) for saying it was sinful to drink caffeinated beverages and yet own Coca-Cola shares.)  But what proof do we have this accusation is even true?  The media lies constantly about gun owners, about gun deaths, about schools, about everything else that they want to.  We know that there are few (if any) FedGov officials at the senior level that are not serial liars.  We don’t know why or even if the owners or managers of Hobby Lobby even knew where the retirement funds were invested.  I own a tiny (TINY) bit of several mutual shares, and I certainly don’t pour over the annual reports to see if some company that the mutual fund is invested in some dastardly company that does something I believe is wrong.  Of course, this is the other side of the coin of the Tranzi’s favorite public political tactics: the boycott and “sanctions.”

Of which the latest is a vicious attack on Firefox and its parent, Mozilla.  The company which operates the popular browser has had the gall and evil intent to hire a CEO who exercised his rights a few years ago and GASP donated money to the Prop 8 campaign in 2008 (that’s SIX years ago, folks) to support traditional marriage.   He is too evil to be allowed to be in charge of a company that gives out free software, and in fact, the company must be punished for it, by boycotting it.

I touched base yesterday about the Supreme Court decision on aggregate campaign donation limits.  I am NOT a fan of the Nazgul, especially not these nine, but the things that bother me most about this decision is not that it was made, but (1) that it was only a 5-4 decision, and (2) that we still live in a land which has “free speech zones” during VIP visits and on college campuses.  What the Tranzis and their progressive and populist toadies and shills refuse to admit is that MONEY is free speech!  If they want clean campaigns, then LIMIT the power of the scumbags that the campaign money is going to.  Yes, the system IS corrupt, but the cause of the corruption is NOT how much money one person can give, but rather because of the POWER given to the politicians when in office.

Beer brewers are objecting to a proposed federal rule that would make it harder for breweries to sell leftover grains as animal feed instead of throwing them away.  Surprise, surprise: the Fuehrer and his Tranzi buddies want to make eating meat a thing only for the elite: the 1 or 2 or 3%, while the rest of us are vegetarians by force:  the more that they can drive up the costs of feed and therefore drive the cost of meat up.  AND restrict the supply.  And this year, with the loss of 40,000 to 100,000 cattle in the October storms in SD, ND, MT, WY, and NE, prices are already soaring.  Watch the cost of beer continue to climb: if they can’t sell the leftover grains, not only will they NOT get revenue, but they will have to pay landfills to take them, even if the landfills compost them.  Oh, and can we talk about SMELL?

Mama’s Note: I’m all for feeding them to livestock, any kind. Even chickens love that stuff. More flatulent cows, of course… and that smell beats the stink coming out of any “government” office hands down.

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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