Category Archives: Government

Is Trump Looking For Curve Appeal In A Press Secretary? Apparently So.

Donald Trump, Gender, Government, Intelligence, Media

Kimberly Guilfoyle has said that to be the POTUS’ press secretary, “you have to be someone who he actually wants to spend a little bit of time with.”

Come again?!

Already one can sense the flirtatious tone set here. Boobs before brains. With Kimberly Guilfoyle, the Trump administration seems to be going into full reality TV mode. A supple mind is not one of her assets.

If the president is looking for nothing but curve appeal in a press secretary; then Guilfoyle is it, although she, apparently, considers herself “a great communicator … with deep knowledge …”

Open Borders & GDP: Relying On One Statist Scam (GDP) To Promote Another

Debt, Economy, Free Markets, Government, IMMIGRATION, libertarianism, Paleolibertarianism

Ilya Somin, Professor of Law at George Mason University, states that “free migration throughout the world could potentially double world gross domestic product.”

Relying on the GDP measure to motivate for open borders is typical of the arguments made by lite libertarians.

The GDP measure is itself a state-driven metric. Official GDP numbers are deceptive because they chart—and include—the growth of government debt. In order to come to grips with America’s real economic prognosis, you must tease apart modest economic growth from the monstrous accretion of public debt.

“The GDP is a political construct, defined, tracked and manipulated by the D.C. political machine. GDP statistically conflates the growth of debt with economic growth.”

In a word, the good and surely sincere professor is relying on one statist scam, GDP, to promote another, centrally planned mass immigration.

Besides, a country is more than an economy.

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: