Posts Tagged ‘free market

02
Sep
15

Sympathy For Cops?

Today, as I was traveling through my home state, I scanned the talk radio stations in various cities as I drove through them. Every single one of the “conservative” shows I listened to–including the religious talk shows–were holding discussions on sympathy for those who many callers claimed “took an oath to serve and protect us.”

It was disgusting, listening to the nation’s slaves–who were apparently suffering from Stockholm Syndrome–talk about their slave drivers in such loving terms.

To throw some critical thinking into the mix, I attempted to call in to one of the religious shows. I sat on hold for several minutes, after I explained my position to the call screener, only to eventually be told that there was no more time to get to my call–as about a minute and a half of outro bumper music played with no talking. (I was once a radio show host. Yes, they had plenty of time.)

This week, I heard Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Dan Bongino, Glenn Beck and more basically hold ‘sympathy for the Devil’ shows, supporting cops–and, of course, several cops called in to make us think that they are all running scared, and just regular people like you and I.

For ages, cops have thrown their weight around, and basically gotten a paid vacation (suspended with pay) when they were accused of wrongdoing. Now that the spotlight is on them, and they can’t easily get away with bullying, beating or killing, they want to whine and cry about not being treated with respect. Unbelievable!

Dan Bongino–a former Secret Service Agent and former cop–even went so far as to call people who don’t support cops “cowards,” yelling that those folks were probably too scared to defend themselves against criminals.

To Mr. Bongino, I say this: I would LOVE to be able to defend myself, as I see fit, from criminals. I would LOVE to be able to walk the streets with the means to defend myself and my family, should someone pop out from behind a bush and attempt to harm us–and history proves that when people are allowed to take responsibility for their own safety, crime goes down. But ya know what? The Government you seem to love so much has taken that freedom from me, and will probably even attempt to kidnap and throw ME in a cage, if I attempt to handle my own defense. Criminals are even suing their would-be victims, after their attempts at crime are thwarted–and many of them win! Where is the justice in that?

The true cowards in all of this are you authoritarians who want police service that you think will protect YOU–at my expense (taxation)! YOU “cowards” are the ones who are doing everything you can to make cops seem like regular people, instead of the slave drivers that they really are. YOU are the ones who only have yourselves to blame for the deaths that police officers cause on a regular basis. YOU cowards are the ones who support a system of FORCE, not freedom. YOU are the ones who are too scared to defend yourselves. If you weren’t, you wouldn’t be trying so hard to defend cops. And you want to call ME a coward?

Let us also consider that the Supreme Court, long ago, determined that cops had no duty to protect civilians. The Court determined that their duty was simply to enforce the laws. That’s it. Their job isn’t to “serve and protect” YOU; it’s to serve and protect THE LAW. They are there to FORCE you to be obedient to what other people–folks who have reserved such titles as “Congressman,” “Senator,” “President,” etc.–write down on paper, controlling what you can and cannot do with your life.

Isn’t this “free” country wonderful?

Furthermore, I never contracted with these people, yet they FORCIBLY take my money to pay themselves, and to pay for things which I–and multitudes of others–do not support.

Try to go to court, to sue the government, and the courts will tell you that you have no “standing” to take action against the system.

Call your local Representative to tell him how you feel, and you will get an intern, receptionist or an answering machine.

Vote to try and change things and you will get the same thing that you have always gotten: Ever-worsening conditions. If voting actually changed anything, they would have outlawed it by now.

The system is purposely structured to make sure you can’t change it. It’s like playing Monopoly with a friend, and he starts out with all of the property cards at the beginning of the game. You can’t win.

Again, “free country,” and all that indoctrinated nonsense.

In this country, we have to get permits and licenses, which are nothing more than permission, to do just about anything important to us. We usually have to fork over our hard-earned money in order to pay for that permission, as well. I hate to break it to ya, but that’s not freedom.

We are forced to pay for permission to travel, build a house, start a business, earn a living, (in many locations) put a satellite dish on the front of our houses, etc. In many areas, we are even told what types of colors we will be allowed to paint our houses, or whether we will be allowed to have garage sales, invest our wealth, protest, have meetings in our homes, cut down a tree, park our cars in our front yards, store sofas in our garages, plant gardens or build privacy fences on our properties, sell raw milk to our friends and neighbors, add on to our houses, refuse to have harmful chemicals and metals–along with aborted fetal tissue–injected into our bodies and our children’s bodies (vaccinations), work certain types of jobs (coal mining, for instance), and so much more. Government even tells us what types of light bulbs we will be allowed to use!

And you still think you’re free? Get a clue!

People with fancy titles can write down all the laws that they want. If no one is there to enFORCE them, they don’t mean squat, and are just words written on paper. EnFORCEment does the damage and destroys freedom.

There have been a few news stories, lately, about cops being murdered. While I find it very difficult to feel sympathy for anyone who would make a career out of enslaving others, I am truly saddened to see that things have gotten to the point where people feel so angry, scared or powerless, and feel the need to kill each other in order to bring about change.

Personally, I want peace and harmony. I do not wish death on ANYONE–even those people who wear shiny badges and think they are in a special social class–but those who have chosen to become law enFORCErs are nothing more than slave drivers, and certainly do not deserve your respect or support; they deserve to be shunned and shamed. Teach your children to be strong, independent and peaceful, and get them to understand that it is not honorable to work an enFORCEment type of job.

There are surely some people who became cops thinking they would make a positive difference, but the very nature of their jobs is in direct opposition to freedom–and I will not support that, no matter how they try to justify it.

A People who use Government guns, cages and power against each other cannot claim to be “civilized”–but there are many truly civilized people in the world who are hoping that the rest of you will get there, soon, before it’s too late.

08
Mar
10

SC Policy Council Misses the Mark on Free Markets

Today, I received an email update from SC Policy Council entitled, “Defend the Free Market: Tuesday 10am at the Statehouse.” I prefer a truly free market, so at first glance it sounded pretty good.

The message began with this:

“Legislators made it clear:  they want to get rid of the free market in South Carolina. Instead, they want to control the economy themselves, behind closed doors with your money.

See for yourself what the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said this Sunday in The State newspaper:

‘If we let the free market work,’ [Hugh] Leatherman said of eliminating company-specific incentives,’we’d be back in the 1800s.’

You read that right. He doesn’t think you can grow your business, choose the right job, make the best decisions or invest in your future, yourself. He and his colleagues believe they are much better qualified to do that for you. They want to cut deals with your money, and it doesn’t matter to them if they drive South Carolinians out of business.

Tomorrow, we are going to tell them our state is not for sale, and we need your help to do it!”

At this point, I was pretty fired up and preparing for battle–that is until I read the next part of the message:

“We’ve told you about legislators’ plans to give a powerful out-of-state developer a huge tax break – one that will take dollars away from core services like education and law enforcement, and will cost South Carolina businesses. Retail incentives are the worst kind of corporate welfare, and economists are clear: they don’t create new jobs or generate new wealth.

Rarely do we have a chance to defend the American free market economy. We have that chance tomorrow, but we need your help.”

Whoa, wait a minute! Did I just detect Orwellian Doublespeak? Since when is allowing people to keep more of their money “welfare”?

If a thief breaks into your house and takes $900 of the $1000 in your wallet, is he giving you $100 in “welfare”? No, he just stole 900 bucks!

It’s the same thing with a business. If government takes a little bit less from your company, it isn’t “corporate welfare”; it’s a reduction in theft.

I thought the SC Policy Council was for “Limited Government, Free Enterprise, Individual Liberty.” How can they stand for all those things, and call their gathering a “defend the free market” rally, when they just stated they want to stop a business from getting a tax break?

Basically, this is protectionism on a statewide scale. Their statement is saying make sure the out-of-state business gets hit with the same evil tax (theft) that SC businesses have to endure. Misery loves company, right?

If they really supported a truly “free market,” they would be saying, “We favor reducing the taxes that SC businesses have to pay, to equal the lower rates of out-of-state businesses, to make things even across the board” (until we can eliminate taxes, altogether). Instead, SC Policy Council is pushing liberal tax policies (by their own words, increased taxes for social services). Given the organizations who are partners in this event, SCPC’s message comes as no surprise to me.

It all boils down to this: If you truly support a free market, you may want to pass on joining the SC Policy Council’s rally to impose higher taxes on businesses–out-of-state or otherwise.

A taxed and regulated market is anything but “free.”

26
Oct
09

Glenn Beck on Ron Bloom

Glenn Beck keeps harping on Ron Bloom, Obama’s Manufacturing Czar, who said that the free market system is nonsense and who agreed with Mao that political power comes from the barrel of a gun. I hate to say it, but the guy is right. His perspective is probably much different than mine, concerning the reasons why he feels it’s nonsense and what he would do to change it, but he’s right.

Socialists/Communists constantly try to get (ignorant) people to believe that what we currently have in the US is a free market or Capitalist system (See Michael Moore’s new movie for proof), but it’s not true. What we have is a socialist government (the majority of the federal budget is for social programs) and Corporatism–and Corporatism is very different from Capitalism.

Government destroyed the free market with such things as the Constitution’s Interstate Commerce Clause, business licensing, permits, fines, feees, regulations, ordinances, Affirmative Action, taxation/duties, sales restrictions, product bans, etc. There hasn’t been a “free market” in the US, for a very long time.

As for political power coming from the barrel of a gun, how else is political power (law and dictatorial Executive Orders) enFORCEd? Are fancy titles, like “Senator” or “Congressman” enough? How about their wealth? Good looks? No! The power of government is backed by guns and the people who wield them!

Do I support such power and enFORCEment? Absolutely not, but the fact remains that political power (government) is always backed by firepower.

Does that make you feel uneasy? Do something to change it!