Libertarian commentary on the news, #15-08A: The Fuehrer and The Nation

By Nathan Barton

Good morning.  Several news stories as I still am fighting sickness… These center mostly about that guy squatting at 1600 PA.

History in the making? The Fuehrer to make WWII internment camp in Hawaii a national monument. For more than half a century, what had once been Hawaii’s largest and longest-operating internment camp was ignored and forgotten. On Thursday, President Barack Obama will designate the plot of land in western Oahu that was the site of the Honouliuli camp as a national monument, White House officials said.  There are many MANY more locations far more suitable for such a national monument to recognize this evil action during WWII, but of course, this is the Fuehrer’s “home state” and so an internment camp in the middle of a tropical paradise is what he wants.  Much better choices would be the desolate, isolated, harsh climates of Heart Mountain in Wyoming, Grenada in Southeast Colorado, Topaz in Lake Bonneville of Utah, or even Tule Lake, in far Northern California.  It occurs to me: there are several different kind of “national monuments” which exist: there are scenic and historical and “research” sites, among others.  This could be a dual-purpose site: not just historical but a place to better train those who will run the NEXT cycle of internment camps for Americans?

What do YOU say?  On the one hand, we have Sen. Lindsey Graham (a GOP in name, at least) saying “I Have No Doubt [He – the Fuehrer] Loves America and He Is A Patriot.”  On the other we have another GOP statist, Giuliani, who doubles down – ‘No, [He] Doesn’t LOVE America’ This sort of rhetoric is of course, nonsense, much of the time, but it makes you think about WHAT “America” means to them.  Is it the land?  The people?  Or is it freedom, liberty, and independence that defines “America?”  Based on that, I don’t think the Fuehrer is anything but an ENEMY to America, but then, so are both Graham and Giuliani.

WSJ Fears Internet to Become Obamanet With New FCC Rules, which were implemented on Thursday, despite loud vocal objections by at least one FCC member and hundreds or thousands of complaints, including the fact that the 332-page document was still not public.  Meanwhile, the bigger internet companies such as Google, Twitter, and Facebook – all foes of liberty more and more – seem to have endorsed it.  This cannot and will not be good. Congress is “supposedly” trying to prevent the rules from going into effect, but I have my doubts about their sincerity. Clearly, this is yet another “feature” of the current administration; more proof that he and those with him despise and hate liberty and freedom, and lust after more and more government control.

I am sure that there are many of the Fuehrer’s supporters and minions who look with envy on this in Turkey: Former Miss Turkey faces prison for “insulting” Erdogan “Merve Buyuksarac, an industrial designer and writer, faces up to two years in prison for an Instagram post that prosecutors claim ‘insulted’ Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish president, her lawyer said. The former Miss Turkey is accused of the crime of insulting a public official and Umut Tepe, an Istanbul prosecutor, is demanding that she is charged and given a sentence of one to two years in prison, according to Emre Telci.” Considering how frequently ANY criticism of the Fuehrer is condemned as “racist,” it is indeed fortunate that there is SOMEthing remaining to First Amendment protections of free speech here in the Fifty States.

On to other news:

It appears that Texas will become the 45th state to again recognize the right of at least SOME citizens to openly carry weapons, according to Governor Abbott, when he signs the law “allowing” open carry in the Lone Star Republic.  Keep in mind that Texas, as an independent republic and even after admission to the Union in 1845, recognized (and survived by) the God-given right to defend ourselves; to keep and bear arms openly.  Concealed carry was prohibited as an unfair, even cowardly act, but open carry was recognized as essential to liberty.  This restoration has a LONG ways to go, but it is certainly a start.

I haven’t commented much on self-defense recently, but here is a story of interest. A druggist in Pinch, West Virginia, shot and killed a man who attempted to rob his pharmacy at gunpoint, when the masked man pulled out a gun in the broad daylight raid.  How fortunate the other people in the drugstore were to have one of their own armed and able to respond.  The video is worth watching (no sound): apparently one of the druggist’s rounds entered the barrel of the attacker’s gun.

Mama’s Note: Welcome back, Nathan. I’ve missed you so much!

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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3 Responses to Libertarian commentary on the news, #15-08A: The Fuehrer and The Nation

  1. Thad says:

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  2. Darkwing says:

    NO one talks about the interment of the Germans during WW 2. No German-American received and money for that interment.

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