Monday, July 28, 2014

Quotes of the Day

Tam drinks Hippie Tears to celebrate the gun news out of DC.  The story, from Huffington Post:
"There is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia's total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny," Judge Frederick Scullin said in an opinion.

"Therefore, the Court finds that the District of Columbia's complete ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional," he added in his 19-page ruling.
As a gun-rights advocate, I waited decades for this decision.

How many died waiting?


Our dear leader's woe-is-me impeachment PR stunt is called out by Rep. Steve Scalise on the FoxNews Sunday show (via DailyCaller, with video):
…the White House wants to talk about impeachment. Ironically, they’re going out and trying to fundraise off of that too.

Look, the White House will do anything they can to change the topic away from the president’s failed agenda.  People are paying higher costs for food, for healthcare, for gas at the pump. And the president isn’t solving those problems. So he wants to try to change the subject.
Distractions are their governing method when they are blocked to "progress" further in their Marxist agenda. 


And Glenn links to a Nick Gillespie Reason article:
However ridiculous such attacks may be, they are a sign that broadly libertarian ideas about fiscal responsibility and social tolerance are gaining ground in all areas of politics and culture. Indeed, as Ames frets, libertarianism is even making “major inroads into the disaffected left.”

As the conservative right and progressive left feel threatened by libertarianism, such attacks will multiply in number and intensify in venom. The main purpose is not to actually engage libertarian ideas—including once pie-in-the-sky beliefs that governments should be financially sustainable, gay people should be allowed to marry one another, and that more immigration is better than less immigration—but precisely to avoid discussing their merits.
Despite Nick's optimism, I suspect the Libertarian Party will remain a 2% voting block only capable of spoiling close races.  They could attract more, but they'll need an optimistic message rather than the tired old yarn: "both parties suck."

I discussed the "merits" of Libertarianism in my May 2014 post titled The Anarchists Among Us

1 comment:

sth_txs said...

What have the libertarians spoiled?

It is not like the Republicans have ever lowered a tax meaningfully, repealed or abolished any law or federal agency, or promoted any kind of freedom. Republicans suck at the state and local level even in Texas.

Look at Rick Perry. He arm twisted Amazon into collecting a sales tax. He was for the trans TX corridor which would have bulldozed thousands of acres of private owners farm and ranch land and hand operation over to a European corporation. Yeah, I better go vote Republican! :LOL:

I will give him some credit for attracting gun manufacturers, but other than that, there is more showing that Republicans collectively are worthless instead of something to expect any great change for more freedom.