Saturday, November 20, 2010

Government Is Requrired to Secure Our Rights, Not To Violate Them


How the Freedom to Contract Protects Insurability

"Requiring insurers to cover preexisting conditions violates the rights of both insurers and customers to contract according to their own judgment. As the Founding Fathers so eloquently put it in the Declaration of Independence, the proper purpose of government is not to violate individual rights but 'to secure these rights.'" -Paul Hsieh, We Stand Firm

TSA Moves Ahead of Chuckie Cheese As Top Employer for Phedophiles


Advice Goddess has a wonderful post on TSA workers:
Grabbing People's Testicles For A Living


What I like about this post is that after a short intro, she presents a set of quotes from current TSA workers about their new job duties. After the 4th quote, I was actually feeling a little sorry for these government employees who honestly think that they are trying to help make our country safer. Advice Goddess then quickly and easy dispatched that my feeling of mine:

"Sorry, but you're still sexually assaulting me even if the government says it's your job. And it is disgusting and creepy, and worst of all, it's not making us safer, just better-trained at obeying the government."

Love this bit as well: "the TSA has just become the perfect career choice for perverts and pedophiles".

QE2 for Dummies


Here's the "Quantitative Easing Explained" guy--now at about 1.5 million hits in about a week--on CNBC explaining why he made the video:




Jump Start the Economy: Blow Up the Tax Code


Tax Cuts Are Not Enough: DC Considers Blowing Up the Tax Code
What's the best solution to our deficit? The Deficit Commission has floated the idea of lowering marginal rates in exchange for fewer deductions. Is a flat tax better? What about a VAT tax? Does the real solution to our deficit problem rest in spending cuts? Find out as Yaron Brook and Terry Jones discuss tax reform and the deficit with Allen Barton.

"These guys are trying to blow-up the tax code with a 9mm bullet, I suggest using a nuclear bomb."

"What really needs to be blown-up is government spending."

"Hundreds of millions in compliance."

"How big should the government be?"

"Tax consumption, not production"

Propose real spending cuts first...settle on a maximum size of government 10% of GDP, 15% of GDP...then discuss rolling back the size of government 2% a year, 5% a year...

Want a flat tax? What a VAT? First Repeal the the 16th Amendment. Do a way with the income tax, then sign in a flat tax. We cannot add a flat tax, a government sales tax on top of the current tax system.

Deficit Panel and Social Security


Two excellent videos with Don Watkins of the Ayn Rand Institute:

The Bush Tax Cuts and the Deficit Panel

Social Security

"Abolish the Department of Energy, Abolish the EPA, Abolish the Department of Education...auction off the airwaves...auction off public lands."

GOP: Repeal and Refute ObamaCare on Every Level


Boehner Makes His First Move to Repeal ObamaCare

"ObamaCare is a job-killer, and our economy simply cannot afford this unprecedented, unconstitutional power grab by the federal government," Boehner stated Tuesday evening. "That is why Republicans will continue standing with the American people and fighting to repeal ObamaCare and replace it with better solutions put forth in the Pledge to America to lower health care costs and protect American jobs." -- John Boehner

As Joshua Lipana writes, "This is a great development on Capitol Hill. The recently concluded elections was a clear sign from the voters that they overwhelmingly reject Pres. Barack Obama's far Left agenda and seeks the repeal of his regime's most dastardly manifestations, most awful of which is ObamaCare."

Boehner is correct, and I love this from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell: “For the first time, the Congress is not regulating an economic activity in which its citizens have chosen to engage, but rather is mandating that its citizens engage in economic activity—that they purchase a particular product—to begin with, and it would allow the federal government to punish those who make a different choice,” and “Second, the brief argues that if the Individual Mandate is deemed constitutional, there will no longer be any meaningful limit on Congress’s power to regulate its citizens under the Commerce Clause.”

I agree with both Boehner and McConnell. ObamaCare is a jobs killer, it is an unconstitutional power grab, and if we do not repeal ObamaCare there will no longer be any meaningful limit on Congress’s power to regulate its citizens.

However, all of this focuses on just one side of the equation, the economic. It is not just that ObamaCare is awful because of the damage it will continue to do to the economy. It is awful because of what it will do to health care; it is awful for what it will do to our individual, inalienable, sacred rights to live our own lives, make our own choices. It is awful. But it is fundamentally awful because of its morality. It is awful because it will do the health insurance industry specifically and health care more generally. It is awful now just for what it will do to the economy, but for what it will also do to our individual lives. It will destroy our rights by being an invasion of our right to choose, but it will also destroy our health by giving us lower quality health care. In addition to costing us more, we will be sick longer, heal less well, and die sooner!

The Republicans need to do an all out assault on ObamaCare. They need not pull any punches. They need to attack the the economics, the medicine, the politics, and the morality. Government cannot provide better healthcare than the private sector. The government is morally wrong to make decision about our lives for us.

ObamaCare needs to be stopped. I want it repealed, and I support any legal means for it being done so. However, we will not be safe from the government, from future attempts at socialized medicine, form future attacks on other industries, until the moral arguments are made. We will not be safe, secure, and live in a free country until we understand that the government should not be meddling in our lives. The government exists for one proper purpose, and one purpose only: to protect our lives, liberty, and property. Get them out of everything else, and you will see America prosper again! Get them out of everything else, and you will find a freedom and enjoyment in your daily lives that you have never known.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Abolish the United States Postal Service


Want to cut government waste? Want to limit the size of government? What to get the government out of our lives? Want the government to focus the government on its one true job: protecting the lives, liberty, and property of it's citizens?

USPS posts $8 billion loss | United Liberty | Free Market - Individual Liberty - Limited Government

Phase out, privative, abolish the United States Postal Service. The government has no business delivering our mail. And we have no need for them to do so. Companies like FedEx, UPS, and DHL are much better at getting our mail to us, plus the provide jobs, pay taxes, and still turn a profit!

Nail Clippers: Thanks For the Effort TSA


Another TSA Outrage | RedState

After hearing stories like this... %$^@#!! $%#!

What can I say...

Government bureaucrats, community activists, and the entire Left should not be allowed to manage anything larger, or more consequential than a freakin hot dog stand.

Over two hundred military personnel re-boarded a plane with assault rifles, pistols, and machine guns–but nothing that could have been used as a weapon, but one of those 200+ could not reboard with his effing nail clippers.

Abolish the TSA, fire Janet Napolitano, end the Department of Homeland Security, impeach President Obama, and start bombing countries that sponser terrorism.

Krauthammer: "Don't Touch My Junk"


Here is another fantastic article from the man, Charles Krauthammer, Don't Touch My Junk

A number important points are made, and a couple of great one-liners. Two of my favorites:

"The entire apparatus of the security line is a national homage to political correctness."

"The ultimate idiocy is the full-body screening of the pilot. The pilot doesn't need a bomb or box cutter to bring down a plane. All he has to do is drive it into the water, like the EgyptAir pilot who crashed his plane off Nantucket while intoning "I rely on God," killing all on board.

Don't touch my junk, and for love all that is true and good, ABOLISH TSA!

Abolish TSA


Dear Airline, I'm Leaving You

"Uncle Sam may not care about the minority of voters who fly often. But I'm kinda hoping that you guys do. Maybe the flame of our old romance isn't entirely out. I don't want to raise false expectations--but you might win us back. If you play your cards right." -- Megan McCardle


Thursday, November 18, 2010

No Earmarks! Great News!


It's Official: Republicans Ban Earmarks in the 112th Congress

This is fantastic news! Many, many congrats to members of the GOP that helped make this happen!

Here is an post I made earlier today:

Earmarks: More than Just Symbolism

Keep up the good work! Be party of 'no': no earmarks, no entitlements, no new regulations, and no new taxes.

Don't Let 'Need' Be A Blank Check on Your Life


AP Exclusive: Raising retirement age hurts poor

Why is it okay for the poor to steal money? Why is it okay for the government to steal our money and give it to the poor? If people are poor, disabled, or too old to work and did not save for their retirement, then they should call their local church or charity. Theft is never the right solution, and the government is not in a better position to help the poor than private charities.

Social Security is a ponzi scheme. Now that there are more people stating to take money out then are paying in, the system is collapsing. Social Security is bankrupt. It cannot be saved. We need to phase out before Social Security bankrupts the entire country. Raise the retirement age, start lowering payments, and allow taxpayers under 25 to opt out.

Rangle Should Be Impeached


Live Blog: Rangel Panel Deliberates

"Mr. Rangel, 80, a Democrat who has represented Harlem since 1970, was found guilty on Tuesday of 11 breaches of ethics stemming from failing to pay taxes on rental income from a Dominican villa, failing to file financial disclosure forms, using a rent-stabilized residential apartment as a campaign office, and raising charitable donations from companies with business before the House Ways and Means Committee, of which he was the chairman."

How is it that anything short of impeachment is even being discussed?

To Nashville International Airport (BNA)


This is a letter I just sent to BNA, via their website:

As a Nashville resident, and regular flyer out of BNA, I would like to see you follow Orlando Stanford Airport's lead and send TSA back to D.C..

With TSA, the government is not making us safer, is inconveniencing our travel, and infringing upon our rights. Please consider kicking out the TSA: http://www.examiner.com/libertarian-in-national/florida-airport-to-opt-out-of-tsa-screening

I can state as a fact, that on multiple occasions over the past five years, I have chosen to drive instead of flying, because of the hassle at airports like BNA, TPA, Dulles, and RDU.

You know the security required at your airport. TSA has not caught a single terrorist since it started. Please make flying fun again!

YouCut: A Great Idea


What a smashing, awesome idea!

Majority Leader-elect Eric Cantor's YouCut

GOP: Less Government, Not More


BREAKING: Senate votes cloture on S 510 – must now be voted on in 60 days

For the Republicans that have not got the message yet: we want less government, not more. Vote no on the Food Safety Modernization Act!

The GOP needs to be the part of no for the next two years. Vote no, Vote no, Vote no!
Vote no now, or we will vote no in 2012!

No More TSA: Change I Can Belive In


Florida airport to opt out of TSA screening

I can't wait to hear more about this story. I hope more airports follow suit in quick order. Nothing could be better for this country than showing that the size of government can be rolled back. That we still have rights. That this is still a country of laws. That the government works for us, not the other way around!

End TSA, mothball the Department of Homeland Security. We have the police (state and local), we have the military, we have the FBI, and we have the CIA. We do not need a Department of Homeland Security. End TSA, mothball the Department of Homeland Security; change I can believe in!

Update: Check it out a new facebook group: Abolish the TSA

Obamacare Waiver-mania


Obamacare Waiver-mania

"More than one million Americans have escaped the clutches of the Democrats’ destructive federal health care law. Lucky them. Their employers and labor representatives wisely applied for Obamacare waivers earlier this fall and got out while the getting was good. Now, it’s time for Congress to create a permanent escape hatch for the rest of us. Repeal is the ultimate waiver."

Common Ground: Get the Government Out of Our Daily Lives


Reid to Push to Allow End of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Our Lives, our choice.

I don't believe in compromise. I do not think the Republicans should give an inch, now that they have gained control of the House. However, there are some issues the Republicans should reconsider. Issues, the go along with their mandate to limit government and to get the government out of our pocketbooks and daily lives. The government should not be involved in promoting, financing, providing, regulating, or PREVENTING the following: abortions, gays in the military, and euthanasia.

I do think that as long as the government is in the business of sanction heterosexual marriage, they should also sanction gay marriage as well. The private choices between consenting adults, should be "banned" by the government.

I hate the phrase fiscal conservative, social liberal. I think it is more accurate to describe my position as one of pro-individual-rights, pro-limited-government. Limit my government, no my life. Limit my government, not my choices. Protect my rights, freedoms, and property. Leave me free to learn, live, and prosper. Destroy our my enemies, not my rights.

What good does being a fiscal conservative serve, if I have no rights in my private life. Why care about be productive at work, if I am not free to make choices at home.

Obama's Focus On Polls, Not Reality


What the Left Cannot Learn from the Election

"What the left cannot learn from this election is that their statist ideology is thoroughly understood by most Americans, even better than they understand it, and that is precisely why it has been rejected. Americans understand that socialism leads to tyranny, stagnation, and misery while capitalism leads to freedom, prosperity, and happiness. Americans are demanding freedom, individual rights, and a limited Constitutional government whose function is to secure our rights to person and property and otherwise leave us alone. Unfortunately, given their philosophical premises, this is a principle that the left literally cannot learn." -- The Rational Capitalist

Repeal OSHA


Ideas for the 112th Congress, policy suggestions for 2011-2013, and campaign slogans for the 2012 presidential election.

Today's Addition to the Aesthetic Capitalist list:

Repeal OSHA

Extend Bush Era Tax Cuts
Defund/Repeal ObamaCare
Cut Spending
New Tax Cuts...even deeper than the Bush Cuts
Simplify the Tax Code
Phase out Social Security
Phase out Medicaid
Repeal Sarbanes-Oaxley
End the Fed
Defund the U.N.
Defund Freddie and Fannie
Repeal No Child Left Behind
Phase out public education
Deregulate the financial industry
Get the government out of higher education
End the FCC
Defund the EPA!
Defund the Department of Energy
Abolish the TSA

Republicans and America Need the Tea Party


WOLF: My journey into the belly of the beast
Republican establishment needs to stand with the Tea Party

"I don't care if you have a D or an R behind your name, if you violate these bedrock principles, if you serve to grow the government at the expense of our liberty, if you seek to increase our tax burden, if you trust Washington elites more than the American people, you are part of the problem."

Buffet's Wrong Again


It always amazes when a man as smart and successful as Warren Buffet can be so stupid.

But Warren is at again...thanking the government for a problem that the government created and exasperated: Misplaced Gratitude

Abolish the TSA


Examiner Editorial: No union for Transportation Security workers

Transportation Security Administration: "[Despite] years of imposing increasingly invasive new security procedures, the TSA has yet to catch one terrorist."

Why, oh why, are we even bothering. Abolish TSA and start using our military for what it was intended for: killing our enemies.

Earmarks: More than Just Symbolism


The Empty Earmarks Pledge

The GOP's Earmarks Pledge is much more than symbolism, an empty pledge, or a drop in the bucket. Earmarks are so vile because they are used as bribes. Bribes to legislators for bills they would typically oppose.

Full List of Backroom Health Deals in "Deem and Pass" Healthcare Bill

Without the Cornhusker Kickback, The Louisiana Purchase, Gator Aid, New England Handouts, and The Dodd Clinic would ObamaCare have passed?

Also, how about the indirect effects? The backroom, under-the-table bribes between legislators are bad enough. But because of this system, how much time, energy, and wasted money is spent by private companies who now have an incentive to do their own backroom dealing, to purchase their own congressmen, and to offer kickbacks to congressmen who get their favored earmarks passed.

Obama spoke repeatedly about getting lobbyists out of Washington during his campaign. Well, there is no better way to get the lobbyists out of D.C. then by removing some of their best tools for influencing legislators: A Primer on Lobbyists, Earmarks, and Congressional Reform

Earmarks are one of the routes used to by pass our checks and balances. One route to corrupt the system. The dollar amount is not important, ending the corruption is.

When you have a massive problem, trillions of dollars of fraud, corruption, and theft, spread across hundreds of agencies, you start where you can, tackling every problem you find. Some will be small, some will be big, some will will be symbolic, and some will go to the very heart of the problem. Earmarks happened to be a bit of all of these things. Instead of belittling the Republicans success on this issue, we should be patting them on the back and encouraging them on. The President and the Left keeps saying that want to compromise and find common ground. Well, here it is. Let's find a way to end corruption, fraud, and waste.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Capitalism: Moral, Not Just Practical


If Tea Partiers and Republicans want to follow through on their nascent revolution toward capitalism, they must come to understand and embrace the *moral* nature of this social system. -- Craig Biddle

I agree with Mr. Biddle, and highly recommend his article: Capitalism and the Moral High Ground

Three Cheers For the Repuiblicans!


Boehner Files Amicus Brief for Repeal of Health 'Reform'

Republicans Block An Up-Or-Down Vote On The Paycheck Fairness Act

Healthcare is not a right, and neither is the size of your paycheck.

Facts are facts:

Why Women are Paid Less than Men

From taking time off to spend time with their children to choosing college majors that are less skilled and in less demand...there are just as many "valid" reasons for women receiving less pay than men as there are "invalid"/discriminatory ones.

No one has a right to paycheck, no one has a right to someone else's paycheck, and the government needs to stay out of our lives, and stop making our choices for us. It may or may not be wrong for an employer to pay his female employees less than his male ones. I do not know, I do not care. It is their business and they can do as they please. If an employer pays his employee's too much or too little, he will soon find himself without good employees or out of business.

F.D.A. Issues Warning Over Alcoholic Energy Drinks

I don't need a bunch of government bureaucrats telling me whether or not I can drink rum and cokes!

Seriously, end F.D.A.!

The Left: A Bunch of Angry Nihilists


What to Do with the Angry Left?

Such an important observation here:

The left act like they care about things like universal health care, but they’ll never get as animated about that as trashing Bristol Palin’s latest performance an Dancing with the Stars. They’re just angry people and there isn’t much rhyme or reason to them.

When more people understand this...well, the world will become a much better place. When more people understand this, the ideas of the Left (the poor, the homeless, redistribution of wealth, universal healthcare, pacifism, altruism, socialism, global warming, veganism, animal rights, etc) will be shown for what they are. A desire not to free people, not to make a better world, and not to do what is right, but a desire to enslave, destroy, and kill.

Life is fun, easy, and interesting. Ask yourself sometime, why some people try to make it out as hard, boring, and base.

The Left's goal has always been to destroy everything they hate, and since they hate everything, they will not be satisfied until both we and them are dead. The Left is angry; they have always been angry; by the nature of their ideas, philosophy, and approach to life, they will always be angry. Our job is to recognize them for what they are, and stop giving them and their ideas power over our lives.

TSA: We Must See You Naked or Grope You


TSA Enhanced Screening Procedures Explained



President Obama, fire Napolitano, let the airports go back to handling their own security, and start destroying our enemies.

Low Taxes: Good for Everyone


Why Low Taxes are Good for Everyone
16 November 2010 Michael Hurd

Fairness does not consist of making wealthier people pay more in taxes. Fairness consists of leaving everyone equally alone. Ideally, there would be few or no taxes. Taxes are very high because government has grown very, very big, well outside the limits of the U.S. Constitution. Those concerned with fairness should not concern themselves with redistributing income. They should concern themselves with restoring the right to one's own income, as much as possible and as quickly as possible. People are morally entitled to keep what they earn. This is true whether you earn a dollar, a hundred dollars, a million or a billion. Principles are not quantitative. They're not mathematical formulas.

Facts are Facts


Harsanyi: It's not a message problem
By David Harsanyi

Facts are Facts...but Obama and the Left has never let that stop them before. Yet, again, you can see their goal is not providing affordable healthcare, but gaining control of an industry, even if it means destroying that industry. The Left's goal has always been to destroy everything they hate, and since they hate everything, they will not be satisfied until both we and them are dead.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Just Say No To TSA


Amid airport anger, GOP takes aim at screening

"Did you know that the nation's airports are not required to have Transportation Security Administration screeners checking passengers at security checkpoints? The 2001 law creating the TSA gave airports the right to opt out of the TSA program in favor of private screeners after a two-year period. Now, with the TSA engulfed in controversy and hated by millions of weary and sometimes humiliated travelers, Rep. John Mica, the Republican who will soon be chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, is reminding airports that they have a choice."

I would so love to see airports start kicking TSA out! We do not need federal employees groping us and our children; we need the government to start identifying our enemy (Islamic Terrorists), and destroying countries that support terrorism.

A wonderful little line making its way around the web as I type:

I recently heard the Israel vs USA versions of airport security succinctly summed up this way: “In the US, they search for weapons. In Israel, they search for terrorists.”

Tax Consumption, Not Production


Deficit Panelist Says Consumption Tax Needed

A consumption tax is only a "value-added" tax, if it means the repeal of the income tax (state and national), repeal of the death tax, repeal of the capital gains tax, and repeal of all corporate income taxes. A simplification of the tax is required.

I personally think taxing consumption vs income is much fairer, just, and logical. Don't Tax Virtue...i.e., don't tax production. Encourage production, and savings.

Imagine how much money and productivity would be saved and created if we did away with the IRS and our horrendous, convoluted, and incomprehensible tax policy. Imagine how much less stress, imagine how much money would flow into this country.


Another great example of the mind of a Leftist:

Get What You Need
--Gus Van Horn

Updated 11/16/2010:
Just happened across a quote that happens to be a perfect rebuttal to the claim by this leftist business owner that his failure is the fault of his customers:

"A trader does not expect to be paid for his defaults, only for his achievements. He does not switch to others the burden of his failures, and he does not mortgage his life into bondage to the failures of others." -Ayn Rand


Tea Party Wins GOP Vow to Ban Earmarks

Congrats on yet another win! No compromise, no surrender!

Bernanke: Adam Smith Was Right


Bond Market Defies Fed
Interest Rates Rise Despite Launch of Treasury Buying as Investors Take Profits

The Fed's $600 billion program to buy Treasury bonds began late last week and is kicking into high gear this week, with the central bank buying up tens of billions of dollars of debt.

That should have driven prices up on those bonds and lowered their interest rates, or yields, which move opposite to the price. Instead, yields on almost every Treasury have been rising.


Adam Smith was right. The free market is smarter, more efficient, and much faster than any one man, organization, or government bureaucracy. The government can only slow down, depress, and wreck the economy.

Obama and Congress need to end the Fed, get the government out of the economy, and stay out of our way!

Inflation

Hypocrite of the Day: Timothy Geithner


Geithner Expects Deal on Tax Cuts

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner Tuesday said it would be irresponsible for Congress to adjourn this year without extending Bush-era tax cuts for the middle class but he remained opposed to a permanent extension of the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.


So it irresponsible for Congress (GOP) to adjourn this year without extending Bush-era tax cuts for the middle class, but it is not irresponsible to adjourn this year by extending Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy?

What a tool!

GOP: Don't Compromise!

GOP: Compromising on Principles Is Evil


The evil of compromise may be shown in Congress

“In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit” (Ayn Rand).

Compromise is proper when both parties already agree on the principles involved and wish to reconcile differences in details, such as negotiating a price. However, when basic principles differ, any compromise is wrong. There can be no compromise with a thug who wants to steal your money. Any voluntary concession is complete surrender. Similarly, any compromise between the philosophies that government is the people’s servant, or is their master, is a total surrender to evil. There is no compromise between freedom and slavery.

Via Instapundit:

ANN ALTHOUSE: “There’s some really deep feeling brewing out there about the TSA’s newly intensified searches of airline passengers. I’m wondering what potential this very particular issue has for skewing politics more generally.” I think it’s a metaphor — the government doing to us physically what it’s been doing to us economically and politically for years . . . .

Seen on Twitter Today


No law, edict, resolution, guideline, regulation or other violation of individual rights will be permitted.

Innocent Until Proven Guilty: Except at the Airport


Steve Chapman: Get the government out of our pants

When it comes to protecting against terrorism, this is how things usually go: A danger presents itself. The federal government responds with new rules that erode privacy, treat innocent people as suspicious and blur the distinction between life in a free society and life in a correctional facility. And we all tamely accept the new intrusions, like sheep being shorn.

Maybe not this time.


What Happens if You Decline a Full Body Scan?

Airport security is one big scan

President Obama and Janet Napolitano, maybe instead of focusing on invading our privacy, walking all over the 4th ammendment, you should be focusing on killing our enemies and ending states that sponsor terrorism.

A petition to end full body image scanners and invasive body pat downs: ScannerGate: Privacy is Paramount

Limited Government


Limited by What?
The cries can be heard everywhere, from signs at the smallest Tea Party protests to speeches given by the most prominent conservatives and Republicans. But the cry for limited government begs the question: limited by what? And when it comes to the answer to that question, it seems that nobody’s really sure what to say.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Obama: Where Are Your Clothes?


Expert: past 10 days have been worst of President Obama's 'political life'

As it should be. President Obama has nothing to offer. He is a hack. His ideas are simply the rehashed ideas of the progressives, the communists, and the socialists of the past 135 years. He has offered nothing the past two years that was not some watered down version of Marx's "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need".

Even Fidel Castro says it doesn't work. And if Fidel says it doesn't work, how the heck do you think the fast growing region in the world is going to react to Obama's tripe.

As the rest of world is starting to do, we need to tell this man to shut his mouth, and leave us the hell alone. President Obama do what we have been doing the past two years, read Atlas Shrugged, and Ayn Rand's Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. Grasp that your job is to protected our inalienable, individual rights. Grasp that selfishness IS a virtue, and understand that whether by a gun point our head, or the taxman on tax day, the taking of our money by force is theft. Your motives be damned. Leave us free to live our own lives!

Tea Partiers to GOP: Fall in line or face challengers

“We are not going to back down, and we are going to be holding people’s feet to the fire- the new incoming freshmen as well as the old guard that’s still there,” said Tea Party Express leader Amy Kremer. “We’ve heard from the Republicans over the past 12 or 24 months about what they would do if they gained control.


Love it!

Is Inflation Already Here?


Secret Walmart Survey Shows Inflation Already Here

My recent posts on Inflation can be found here:

http://aestheticcapitalist.blogspot.com/search/label/Inflation

Defund EPA and Department of Energy


Continuing with my every growing list of ideas for the 112th Congress, policy suggestions for 2011-2013, and campaign slogans for the 2012 presidential election:

Here are a few more:

Defund the EPA!
Defund the Department of Energy

Current List:
Extend Bush Era Tax Cuts
Defund/Repeal ObamaCare
Cut Spending
New Tax Cuts...even deeper than the Bush Cuts
Simplify the Tax Code
Phase out Social Security
Phase out Medicaid
Repeal Sarbanes-Oaxley
End the Fed
Defund the U.N.
Defund Freddie and Fannie
Repeal No Child Left Behind
Phase out public education
Deregulate the financial industry
Get the government out of higher education
End the FCC

Oil Industry Should Be Left Free


Alex Epstein is a guest of Rod Grams, discussing Oil and Alternative Energy

Obama Follows Nixon On Oil Spills
The overreaction to Santa Barbara in 1969 left the country dangerously vulnerable.

"There should be no such thing as an 'Enerygy Policy'" -- Alex Epstein.

To GOP: Extend Tax Cuts, Cut Spending, Propose New Tax Cuts


GOP lawmakers take tough stand on Bush tax cuts

President Barack Obama has said he wants to compromise with Republicans to ensure that tax cuts for middle-income families continue, suggesting he's open to extending all the tax breaks for a year or two. Republican leaders say it's a nice gesture by the president, but some key GOP lawmakers want more.


Exactly! Obama should be the one compromising. Republicans new to stand on principle. Extend the Bush-era tax cuts for everyone. Rich and poor alike, we all earn the money we have. It is ours by right, not the the governments.

After extending the Bush-ear tax cuts, the GOP should start a full court press on cutting spending and lower taxes. Again, there is no reason for the Republicans to compromise. Make the Democrats compromise!

Socialism doesn't work, capitalism does. Collectivism is immoral, independence is moral.

In a capitalist society, all human relationships are voluntary. Men are free to cooperate or not, to deal with one another or not, as their own individual judgments, convictions, and interests dictate. They can deal with one another only in terms of and by means of reason, i.e., by means of discussion, persuasion, and contractual agreement, by voluntary choice to mutual benefit. The right to agree with others is not a problem in any society; it is the right to disagree that is crucial. It is the institution of private property that protects and implements the right to disagree—and thus keeps the road open to man’s most valuable attribute (valuable personally, socially, and objectively): the creative mind. -- Ayn Rand


Capitalism demands the best of every man—his rationality—and rewards him accordingly. It leaves every man free to choose the work he likes, to specialize in it, to trade his product for the products of others, and to go as far on the road of achievement as his ability and ambition will carry him. His success depends on the objective value of his work and on the rationality of those who recognize that value. When men are free to trade, with reason and reality as their only arbiter, when no man may use physical force to extort the consent of another, it is the best product and the best judgment that win in every field of human endeavor, and raise the standard of living—and of thought—ever higher for all those who take part in mankind’s productive activity. -- Ayn Rand