Category Archives: liberty

Making Medicaid, SNAP lower priorities is an opportunity for communities

Last night, The Washington Post reported that the Trump administration would seek cuts to Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Medicaid, a joint federal and state program, provides financial assistance to low-income medical services consumers while SNAP is known … Continue reading

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Collectivism. Taking away your freedom to be

Collectivism sends the false message that just because people share a skin color or physical location or a citizenship then one person has a license to get in another person’s business. This intrusion ranges from the State telling a woman … Continue reading

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Briefly on the First Amendment

The First Amendment is a license from government that allows citizens to opine on the actions of government without fear of some punitive action in response.   Underscore, license. It is revocable. Somewhere, a brilliant government lawyer has already written … Continue reading

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Black America’s Kumbaya Season

Kwanzaa tends to start what I call the “Kumbaya Season” for blacks in America. Throw in today’s scripted and canned Martin Luther King birthday activities and forecasting all of next month’s “Black American History Only Started After Slavery” observances, we … Continue reading

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A war on #capital is not what we need

It is unfortunate that Bernie Sanders has reduced the political economy down to a battle between the wealthy and the rest of us. Since Mr. Sanders is an uber-statist there should be no surprise that he would leave government off … Continue reading

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The Latest from Mayberry: The Six Commandments

Life is too complex to spend time on four extra commandments that you will probably break after this morning’s pew riding session, so here are the six commandments that you should follow to bring clarity to a certain world of … Continue reading

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Let’s give labor and the producer the full credit

The U.S. Department of Labor today release its Jobs Situation Report. The labor market saw an increase of 242,000 and the unemployment rate remained at 4.9%, the traditional indicator of full employment. I suspect the Obama supporters will heap praises … Continue reading

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The only things you should be afraid of are the institutions that tell you to be afraid

I’m watching CSPAN and listening to Lauren French, a congressional reporter for Politico, talking about the fear that Americans are experiencing right now and how candidates like Donald Trump have been able to tap into this fear. This fear may … Continue reading

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To best understand the economy, replace government with self?

The Republican presidential debate on 10 November 2015 did little to enlighten me on how these candidates view the role of American government in the economy. Ted Cruz, the senator from Texas, shared with us that he intended to eliminate … Continue reading

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Random thoughts on #individualism, #crime, the ‪#‎police‬, and ‪#‎community‬

Rather than arming a paramilitary force in your city and calling it “the police”, why not take a fraction of those dollars and equip each resident’s home with a security system; issue the resident a permit to carry a weapon … Continue reading

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