Category Archives: Government

Beware The Values Cudgel

Conservatism, Government, IMMIGRATION, Individualism Vs. Collectivism, Islam, Liberty, Paleolibertarianism, Political Philosophy, Politics

“Beware The Values Cudgel” is the current column, now on The Daily Caller (founded by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson). An Excerpt:

… When you hear an appeal to “permanent values”—”the values that make our country great,” to quote Hillary Clinton—know you are dealing with world-class crooks. These crooks want to swindle you out of the freedom to think and believe as you wish. For in the classical conservative and libertarian traditions, values are private things, to be left to civil society—the individual, family and church—to practice and police.

The American government is charged purely with upholding the law, no more. Why so? Because government has police and military powers with which to enforce its “values.” A free people dare not entrust such an omnipotent entity with policing values, at home or abroad, because values enforced are dogma.

When incontestable majorities call on government to curb Islamic and other in-migration because this imperils American lives, President Trump’s unswerving opponents—the Obama, Clinton, Ryan, McCain, Graham, Schumer and media mafia—will invariably intone, “That’s not who we are.”

When you hear that manipulative mantra, tell them to shut up, mind their own business, and stick to their constitutional mandate to protect the people, not police their minds.

Remember that through an appeal to values, the State aggrandizes itself.

A limited government, serving an ostensibly free people, must thus never enforce values. …

… Read the rest. “Beware The Values Cudgel” is now on The Daily Caller.

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UPDATED (1/27): Tornado Trump

Donald Trump, Etiquette, Government, Homeland Security, IMMIGRATION, Islam

He takes no salary, because he views his work as a labor of love for his country and countrymen. His work ethic is as wicked as his co-worker kids promised it would be. And he is keeping his promises to the voters, so far. Is President Donald Trump for real?

Here are the presidential actions taken by President Trump in the first days of his presidency.

Presidential Memorandum on January 24, 2017
Presidential Memorandum on January 23, 2017
Presidential Memorandum on January 23, 2017

Presidential Memorandum Regarding the Mexico City Policy

Presidential Memorandum on January 20, 2017
Executive Order on January 20, 2017

Executive Order Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal

Ta-ta TPP:

The time is ripe to say the same to the UN:

Fake News Media think that because they lie about crucial issues, everyone else does:

Trump has unintended, wonderful consequences:

Raising the possibility of voter fraud: Fake News try to stigmatize it:

UPDATED (1/17): How Corrupt Is The ‘Intelligence Community’ (IC)? Ask Chucky Schumer

Democrats, Donald Trump, Government, Intelligence, Military

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said this to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow: 

“Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday to get back at you. So, even for a practical, supposedly hard-nosed businessman, [Donald Trump] is being really dumb to do this.”

“What do you think the intelligence community would do if they were motivated to?” Maddow asked. Shouldn’t she be opposing such abuse of state power?

My money’s on President-elect Trump. WINNING.

UPDATE (1/17): Military-Industrial-Complex & the immaculate Intelligence Community (IC).

UPDATE II (1/15): Spooks Are NOT Us; They’re Government

Donald Trump, Government, Homeland Security, Intelligence, Military, The State

Julian Assange is one of us; working for the good of the people. Conversely, the “intelligence community” is an arm of The State, working to keep its enormous sphere of influence in tact (to say nothing of the perks and pensions of its members, going in perpetuity). There are good people among them, like Philip Haney. But they are often fired if they don’t get with the program.

UPDATE I (1/15): The “intelligence community” is trying to cow President-elect Donald Trump into submission. Keep fighting, Mr. Trump. “Trump slams outgoing CIA director Brennan after criticism over Russia threat.”

UPDATE II: What’s Fox News’ Bret Baier up to?

Far more reliable is Glenn Greenwald’s “The Deep State Goes to War With President-Elect, Using Unverified Claims, as Democrats Cheer.” Trump has taken on every aspect of a corrupt political system. It’s time for the Deep State, affectionately and deceptively called the Intelligence Community.