March 26, 2012
Libertarian Commentary on The News
By Nathan A. Barton © 2012
White House Calls Executive Order ‘Standard and Routine’ After Web Eruption
I don’t like to be in this situation, but this is true as far as I can tell. People are panicking and creating a “chicken little” situation.
Mama's Note: I don't think so. We keep hoping that SOMETHING will start to wake people up. Now some are telling them it's no big deal and they can go back to sleep? What difference does it make that it's not totally new - though this one has some nasty new turns... Are the second and subsequent A bombs to be dropped just "chicken little" situations?
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Sunset VAWA – Sunrise Domestic Violence Reform(Read the rest here)
By Gordon E. Finley, Ph.D.
Research shows that DV is initiated about equally by men and women; slightly more women than men are physically harmed by DV but nonetheless men still represent more than 40% of the physically harmed victims; the DV initiation rates for women, and especially young women, have been rising sharply in recent years; and DV has nothing to do with an evil patriarchy because the DV rates for bisexuals, gays, and lesbians all are higher than for heterosexual couples.
VAWA thus not only “has no clothes” but VAWA also has no empirically sound research legs to stand on.
Sackett vs The EPA
by Nathan Barton © 2012
The Sacketts still face months or years in court, paying through the nose for the privilege of defending their tiny piece of land. Meanwhile, millions of other landowners and businesses continue to endure an increasingly harsh and irrational tyranny, and this SCOTUS decision decision does little or nothing to relieve that condition.
It is very important to realize
that the EPA still very much has the upper hand in this action as in
others. And the EPA is far from alone on their side of the fight. We
can include, AT A MINIMUM the Army Corps of Engineers' regulatory
bureaucracy, the US Forest Service, the US Bureau of Reclamation, the
US Bureau of Land Management, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and
dozens of state agencies.
By Charles Goyette
What Can We Do?
Once I have made the case in interviews and talk shows that our freedom and prosperity are at an inflection point, a host or listener will almost invariably ask, "What is to be done?"
It’s a perfectly logical question. Since these are political problems, the habitual response is that they must demand political solutions. The questioners want to know what political steps are demanded. What petition can they sign to make things right? What kind of commission do we need? Which party or candidate can fix things? Surely, there is a proposal, program, or reform that we can implement, is there not?
I am afraid my answer frustrates the demands of such logic.
Because my answer is no: There is no such mechanical solution. Instead
of representing a solution, politics is the very definition of the
problem. It is the Buddha on the road.
Defusing the Middle
East Would Lower Gas Prices
Republicans see rising oil and gasoline prices as an opportunity to score political points on President Obama. To be sure, Obama is partly responsible for the rise in world prices and could do something about it. The irony is that Republicans would emphatically oppose the one measure that would be most effective in easing the pressure on prices right now: defusing tension in the Middle East by taking the war threat against Iran off the table.
Tension in the Middle East tends to push prices up, because the threat of war puts this major oil region under a darkening cloud of uncertainty. With Iran the tension is even greater because it is located on the Strait of Hormuz, a narrow waterway between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, 21 nautical miles at its narrowest point. Roughly 20 percent of the world’s oil moves through the strait, which is key for getting oil from the gulf countries to the rest of the world.
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“The latest twist in the tug of war over
Department of Justice documents central to the investigation of
Operation Fast and Furious came Friday evening, when a top Justice
official refused a congressional request for subpoenaed documents and
blamed GOP lawmakers over the leaking of sensitive information,” CNN
America, meet the voluntaryists of Keene
By Garry Reed
Adam Mueller, known as Ademo Voluntaryist Freeman to his friends, is a good example. Pursuant to events chronicled by the Libertarian News Examiner, he goes to court March 28 on charges of what local public officials ludicrously call "wiretapping" but what normal people call photographing or recording public officials performing public duties in public places.
So maybe it's time for the rest of America to meet the voluntaryists of Keene, New Hampshire.
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