Friday, June 28, 2013

Americans, Act Worthy of Yourselves

4th of July? What's that about?

The Progressive education system at its finest.

Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration

Ben Franklin on the lead guitar.  Now that's something you don't see everyday.

Our Amnesty Mess

Bill Whittle nails it straight on.  Mexico – and Latin American in general – are dysfunctional.  They have been ever since the beginning of the Western Hemisphere.  We can expect to have immigration problems with our southern neighbors until we ourselves become as dysfunctional as they.  And considering the mass invasion from the Third-World, it could possibly happen within my lifetime.

Alexis de Tocqueville wrote about Mexico when he toured the United States in the 1800’s.  His observations are as true today as they were in the 19th century.

The Constitution of the United States is akin to those fine creations of human endeavor which crown their inventors with renown and wealth but remain sterile in others hands.

Contemporary Mexico has illustrated this very thing.

The Mexicans, aiming for a federal system, took the federal constitution of their neighbors, the Anglo-Americans, as their model and copied it almost exactly. But although they transported the letter of the law, they failed to transfer at the same time the spirit which gave it life. As a result, they became tangled endlessly in the machinery of the double system of government. The sovereignty of the states and Union entered into a collision course as they exceeded the sphere of influence assigned to them by the constitution. Even today Mexico veers constantly from anarchy to military despotism and back again

We are on the same collision course.  Most Americans cannot distinguish our double system of government.  Our federalist system is lost upon them.  It took many years for the Progressives to destroy our heritage.  We now have congressmen who state they aren’t constitutional scholars when confronted about their acts.  And these people are supposed to the best and brightest amongst us.

Alexis de Tocqueville marveled at how well the common man understood our dual system.  And they weren't constitutional scholars.

Once the general theory is well understood, the difficulties of applying it remain; these are countless because the sovereignty of the Union is so entwined in that of the states that it is impossible at first glance to see its limits. Everything in such a government is arbitrary and contrived and it can only suit a nation long accustomed to self-government and where political science reaches right down to the lowest rungs of society. Nothing has made me admire the good sense and practical intelligence of the Americans more than the way they evade the countless difficulties which derive from their federal constitution. I have scarcely ever encountered a single man of the common people in America who did not perceive with surprising ease the obligations entailed in the laws of Congress and those which owe their beginnings to the laws of his own state, nor who could not separate the matters belonging to the general prerogatives of the Union from those regulated by his local legislature and who could not point to where the competence of the federal courts begins and the limitation of the state tribunals ends.

 Mexico here we come!

H/T:  NC Renegade

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Black Women Can't Possibly Be Racist

A dialogue of sorts on race relations is permeating through our national discourse.  It seems that black women have a license to discriminate against white men and call us all sorts of racist names, because according to them their not racist. 

A Mecklenburg County commissioner is under fire for making statements with racial overtones that have some people calling for removal – or at least a reprimand.
This time, it’s not Bill James, the longtime Republican commissioner who’s been known to utter divisive remarks.

It’s Kim Ratliff, the board’s Democratic vice chairwoman, who told WBTV that she’d prefer commissioners not choose a “white male” to be the next county manager.

In the first story, aired Friday, Ratliff, who is black, said the county needs a manager who is “a nonwhite male who can have good working relations with all people.”

A second story, aired Monday, had Ratliff standing by her statement, though she said she may not have used the right choice of words.

On Wednesday, Ratliff told the Observer that her remarks were “taken out of context” and that her intentions weren’t to cut white men out of the application process.

“I was saying I want all types of people to apply, not just white men. And black men,” she said. “We know they are going to apply. I want women to take a shot at it. We have a lot of women in leadership roles across the country. But a lot of times when positions come open, women are apprehensive about stepping up.

It looks like the best applicant for a job at Mecklenburg County is anyone but a white male.  And to emphasize this double standard is the circus, also known as the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin trial.



The Republican Establishment is "The Jerk"

I swear, the Republican establishment reminds me of Steve Martin in the movie, “The Jerk.”  All we need is to pass immigration reform, and that’s all we need.  And, we need to let the “Bush tax cuts” expire and that’s all we need.  Or, we need to get past gay marriage, and that’s all we need.  Or, pander to this or that group and that’s all we need.

The Republican establishment has no core principles.  They are just as pathetic as Navin R. Johnson as he waddles down the sidewalk with his pants around his ankles holding the few possessions he claims is all he needs.  If they keep betraying their base they’ll find themselves homeless without a party.  But I’m sure their liberal buddies are all they need.

Here are the names of the republican senators who betrayed their constituents by passing this poor excuse of an immigration bill:

Republican Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.) — the four GOP authors of the legislation — and Sens. Bob Corker (Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Jeffery Chiesa (N.J.), Susan Collins (Maine), Orrin Hatch (Utah), Dean Heller (Nev.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) voted for the 1,200-page bill.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

IRS Official Refuses to Admit Targeting Conservatives is Wrong

Flat Earthers War on Coal

H/T:  I Own the World

Justice Scalia's Blistering Dissent on Repeal of DOMA Provision

The published the highlights of Justice Antonin Scalia’s dissent on the majority opinion that struck down section 3 of DOMA.  This pretty much sums up what is happening in Washington D.C.

The Court is eager—hungry—to tell everyone its view of the legal question at the heart of this case. Standing in the way is an obstacle, a technicality of little interest to anyone but the people of We the People, who created it as a barrier against judges’ intrusion into their lives. They gave judges, in Article III, only the “judicial Power,” a power to decide not abstract questions but real, concrete “Cases” and “Controversies.” Yet the plaintiff and the Government agree entirely on what should happen in this lawsuit. They agree that the court below got it right; and they agreed in the court below that the court below that one got it right as well. What, then, are we doing here?

• That is jaw-dropping. It is an assertion of judicial supremacy over the people’s Representatives in Congress and the Executive. It envisions a Supreme Court standing (or rather enthroned) at the apex of government, empowered to decide all constitutional questions, always and everywhere “primary” in its role.

• There is, in the words of Marbury, no “necessity [to] expound and interpret” the law in this case; just a desire to place this Court at the center of the Nation’s life.

Placing the Constitution’s entirely anticipated political arm wrestling into permanent judicial receivership does not do the system a favor. And by the way, if the President loses the lawsuit but does not faith- fully implement the Court’s decree, just as he did not faithfully implement Congress’s statute, what then? Only Congress can bring him to heel by . . . what do you think? Yes: a direct confrontation with the President.

• There are many remarkable things about the majority’s merits holding. The first is how rootless and shifting its justifications are. For example, the opinion starts with seven full pages about the traditional power of States to define domestic relations—initially fooling many readers, I am sure, into thinking that this is a federalism opinion. But we are eventually told that “it is unnecessary to decide whether this federal intrusion on state power is a violation of the Constitution,” and that “[t]he State’s power in defining the marital relation is of central relevance in this case quite apart from principles of federalism” because “the State’s decision to give this class of persons the right to marry conferred upon them a dignity and status of immense import.”

• My guess is that the majority, while reluctant to suggest that defining the meaning of “marriage” in federal statutes is unsupported by any of the Federal Government’s enumerated powers, nonetheless needs some rhetorical basis to support its pretense that today’s prohibition of laws excluding same-sex marriage is confined to the Federal Government (leaving the second, state-law shoe to be dropped later, maybe next Term). But I am only guessing.

• Some might conclude that this loaf could have used a while longer in the oven. But that would be wrong; it is already overcooked. The most expert care in preparation cannot redeem a bad recipe. The sum of all the Court’s nonspecific hand-waving is that this law is invalid (maybe on equal-protection grounds, maybe on substantive-due- process grounds, and perhaps with some amorphous federalism component playing a role) because it is motivated by a “ ‘bare . . . desire to harm’ ” couples in same-sex marriages.

• To be sure (as the majority points out), the legislation is called the Defense of Marriage Act. But to defend traditional marriage is not to condemn, demean, or humiliate those who would prefer other arrangements, any more than to defend the Constitution of the United States is to condemn, demean, or humiliate other constitutions.

• It takes real cheek for today’s majority to assure us, as it is going out the door, that a constitutional requirement to give formal recognition to same-sex marriage is not at issue here—when what has preceded that assurance is a lecture on how superior the majority’s moral judgment in favor of same-sex marriage is to the Congress’s hateful moral judgment against it. I promise you this: The only thing that will “confine” the Court’s holding is its sense of what it can get away with.

• By formally declaring anyone opposed to same-sex marriage an enemy of human decency, the majority arms well every challenger to a state law restricting marriage to its traditional definition.

• In the majority’s telling, this story is black-and-white: Hate your neighbor or come along with us. The truth is more complicated. It is hard to admit that one’s political opponents are not monsters, especially in a struggle like this one, and the challenge in the end proves more than today’s Court can handle. Too bad. A reminder that disagreement over something so fundamental as marriage can still be politically legitimate would have been a fit task for what in earlier times was called the judicial temperament. We might have covered ourselves with honor today, by promising all sides of this debate that it was theirs to settle and that we would respect their resolution. We might have let the People decide.

• Some will rejoice in today’s decision, and some will despair at it; that is the nature of a controversy that matters so much to so many. But the Court has cheated both sides, robbing the winners of an honest victory, and the losers of the peace that comes from a fair defeat. We owed both of them better


H/T:  NC Renegade


Obama: I Won't Force Churches to Perform Gay Marriage

Eighteen months ago Barack Obama proclaimed before God and country that he was against same-sex marriage.  And he was elected.  Now, he applauds the Supreme Court decision striking down parts of DOMA.  Adding insult to injury, he asserts that he won’t force religious institutions to conduct gay marriages.  This despite Obamacare’s assault on the Catholic Church and persons of faith.

 Here is the White House’s official statement:

I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. This was discrimination enshrined in law. It treated loving, committed gay and lesbian couples as a separate and lesser class of people. The Supreme Court has righted that wrong, and our country is better off for it. We are a people who declared that we are all created equal — and the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.

This ruling is a victory for couples who have long fought for equal treatment under the law; for children whose parents’ marriages will now be recognized, rightly, as legitimate; for families that, at long last, will get the respect and protection they deserve; and for friends and supporters who have wanted nothing more than to see their loved ones treated fairly and have worked hard to persuade their nation to change for the better.

So we welcome today’s decision, and I’ve directed the Attorney General to work with other members of my Cabinet to review all relevant federal statutes to ensure this decision, including its implications for Federal benefits and obligations, is implemented swiftly and smoothly.

On an issue as sensitive as this, knowing that Americans hold a wide range of views based on deeply held beliefs, maintaining our nation’s commitment to religious freedom is also vital.  How religious institutions define and consecrate marriage has always been up to those institutions.  Nothing about this decision – which applies only to civil marriages – changes that.

The laws of our land are catching up to the fundamental truth that millions of Americans hold in our hearts:  when all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.

Does anyone truly believe this bastard?

Another IRS Official Takes the Fifth


H/T:  NC Renegade

Putin vs Obama

Our national shame on display.

H/T:  NC Renegade

U.S. Economy is Chasing the Great White Whale

The Commerce Department made its final revision for the last quarter, and it isn’t good.  The only factor that seems to be keeping the U.S. economy afloat is the flooding of dollars by the Federal Reserve.  And sooner or later that whale is going to have to be harpooned.

Gross domestic product -- the broadest measure of economic activity -- rose at a mere 1.8% annual pace between January and March, marking a sharp downward revision from the 2.4% pace reported by the Commerce Department last month.
The government revises its GDP figures several times, but economists weren't expecting such a dramatic change from the third estimate.

"This was certainly unexpected and, I believe, rare," said Jennifer Lee, senior economist with BMO Capital Markets, referring to the revision.

The weaker figures came primarily from revisions to consumer spending, exports and commercial real estate.


The longer the Obama’s are on vacation, the better off we are.


Fox News Poll: There is Still Hope for the Country

There is some good news.  A Fox News poll has determined that the people of this country are not completely lost:

Most voters -- 82 percent -- think the Founding Fathers would disapprove of how things are going in Washington these days, and 77 percent believe the United States would be a better country if we followed the ideas of the Founding Fathers and the Constitution more closely.

Sen. Kay Hagan Will Vote for Amnesty Bill

Senator Kay Hagan announced that she will stab the citizens of North Carolina in the back.  She will vote for Simpson-Mazzoli II.   According to this amnesty maven, the Senate bill will be an economic boon for the country and helps strengthen our borders.

“I’m ready to support a common-sense bill that’s going to fix our broken immigration system so that everybody plays by the same rules today,” the first-term Democrat said. “After listening to a wide variety of stakeholders throughout North Carolina, it’s clear to me supporting bill is the right decision for North Carolina.”

The immigration bill was introduced by a so-called Gang of Eight Republican and Democratic senators who were trying to find a solution to the nation’s immigration problems. It’s expected to pass the Senate on Thursday and has White House support. But it faces obstacles in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, where many GOP lawmakers oppose it.

Hagan said an amendment the Senate passed 69-29 on Wednesday to strengthen border security was an important part of what persuaded her to support the bill. It spends $46 billion for 20,000 additional border agents and 700 miles more of fence on the U.S.-Mexico border. The plan also pays for additional cameras, drones and other surveillance equipment.

 My God!  Does she take us for fools?  We passed a law back in 2006 mandating a border fence.  Did it get built?  Hell no!  We have a commander-in-chief that doesn’t even bother to enforce current immigration laws!  Does she believe he’ll have a change of heart?

What is really astonishing is she believes amnesty is going to help the economy.  How does saturating the country with low-skilled workers in an economy where the real unemployment rate is over 11% going to help?  These people won’t make enough money to pay federal income taxes.  If anything they’ll be on the public dole.

What’s that?  The bill specifically states that illegals aren’t eligible for public assistance.  Well, that’s exactly what Simpson-Mazzoli stated in 1986.  How did that work out?  Not too good!

I have come to the point, where I do not trust this government, or those who supposedly represent us.  We have to fundamentally change this country.  We need a decentralization of power from Washington D.C. We have to get back to our founding principles.

Celebrating Diversity Through Homogenization

Ask a liberal what makes this country great, and they will tell you diversity is what makes this country great.  Our constitution and federalist principles don’t even register with these people.  Liberals are so accepting of diversity that they will use the federal bureaucracy to target tea partiers and constitutionalist.  If they don’t put you in your place by an unelected bureaucrat, the Supreme Court will step in and strike down laws passed by our elected representatives, and lecture us on how awful of a people we are.  Liberals celebrate diversity all right.  They celebrate diversity through homogenization.

The Supreme Court’s ruling striking down section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act is another example of a judicial smack down.   Our elected representatives passed a law stating that the federal government only recognized a marriage between one woman and one man.  Well, no longer.  Here is an excerpt from American Progress:

Section 3 of DOMAa federal law passed in 1996 that defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman for the purpose of federal administrative policies—denied LGBT couples access to more than 1,000 federal programs and benefits available to opposite-sex married couples. And because the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, incorporated Section 3’s definition of marriage in immigration law and policies, one of the benefits denied to approximately 24,700 LGBT couples was the ability to sponsor a foreign-born spouse for family-based immigration. As a result, either some LGBT spouses of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents were deported or LGBT Americans were forced to choose between the people they love and the country they love. This practice violated a basic principle of American immigration policy: family reunification. Since the Obama administration is on record favoring same-sex marriage, USCIS should immediately begin processing LGBT spousal immigrant-visa applications the same way it processes applications for opposite-sex couples.

So now we have a bastardization of a federal law that recognizes same-sex marriage in only the states that allow this abomination.  You can damn well bet this is just the beginning.  Those who value traditional marriage will be harassed.  Religious organizations will be sued for not sanctifying gay unions.  Anyone who speaks out against the LGBT community will lose their jobs or their businesses.  Doubt me?  It’s already happening.

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a suit against a florist who refused to serve as the flower supplier for a same-sex wedding.

Gay marriage was legalized and went into effect in 2012, and hundreds of gay couples have filed for marriage licenses. The law is now being tested in a case that pits the state against Arlene’s Flowers and Gifts owner Barronelle Stutzman of Richland, Wash.

Ms. Stutzman said in a March interview with KEPR that she turned down a customer’s request to supply his same-sex wedding ceremony with flowers because of religious reasons. The man, Robert Ingersoll, was a 10-year customer of the shop, she told KEPR.

“[Mr. Ingersoll] said he decided to get married and before he got through, I grabbed his hand and said, ‘I am sorry. I can’t do your wedding because of my relationship with Jesus Christ.’ We hugged each other and he left, and I assumed it was the end of the story,” she said to KEPR.

But it wasn’t. Mr. Ingersoll and partner Curt Reed took to the online community to tell their flower-shop refusal — and that’s when the attorney general’s office got involved, Raw Story reported.

Let’s celebrate more of that diversity.

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Eternal Sunshine of an Eclipsed Liberal Mind

A famous radio talk show host has frequently stated that it’s easy being a liberal.  You don’t have to defend your policies when it’s based on feelings.  Occasionally, one will come up with solutions, but as usual, their thought processes are flawed.  The Charlotte Observer frequently demonstrates this sunshine of the eclipsed mind. 

Last Friday, the Disturber featured a special by a volunteer at an agency that helps homeless families.  His article was filled with stories of the unfortunate, and of course we can all commiserate, but the solutions he proposed are contributing factors to poverty and a declining middle class.  Here is an excerpt:

What can be done?

Key factors of homelessness are lack of education, lack of skills training, lack of affordable healthcare, unmanageable family size, a limited network of friends/ family, too much debt and a low minimum wage. We need to continue and increase funding in our community college programs to enable homeless adults to get GEDs, develop skills and go to college. We need to identify and keep homeless kids in schools.

We need to increase the minimum wage; low-wage jobs perpetuate poverty. A living wage for one person in Charlotte is $9.67 an hour and the living wage for a mother with one child is $17.68 an hour. We need to connect people with better job opportunities. We need to continue forward with the Affordable Care Act, and the states who have not expanded Medicaid need to do so. And, we need to make birth control and education more accessible to manage family sizes.

We need to help people climb the ladders out of poverty. Don’t do for them what they can do for themselves, unless it is truly an emergency such as the family has been evicted. Once the emergency subsides, help them climb a ladder.

Alright, let’s address each one of his proposals.  Yes, education and experience is a factor in success.  You can obtain as many degrees as your heart desires, but it doesn’t guarantee a job, especially when federal and state governments are openly hostile to businesses.   The consequence is a bunker mentality. And the end result is a highly educated, unemployed person.

Raising the minimum wage to a “living wage” is another canard.  When businesses are forced to pay a higher wage, they in turn raise prices and/or let people go.  A minimum wage is an introductory wage for low-skilled workers learning a trade.  It shouldn’t be considered optimal pay.  Another consequence of raising the minimum wage is its inflationary aspect.  It is basically an indirect tax on goods and services that harms the poor.

The Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, is also responsible for unemployment.  How many times have we read or heard of businesses cutting back on hours of employees, or halting expansion because of this abomination.  This law is anything but affordable.  Repealing this monstrosity would greatly improve the economy.  As a matter of fact, government regulations cost businesses about $2 trillion annually.  Is that not a regressive tax that hurts the poor?

Good intentions and government regulations don’t provide jobs, or a “living wage.”  Entrepreneurs don’t create businesses because Johnny is unemployed.  They do it because they see a need for their services or product.  Hiring is a byproduct of their success.


Yes, we all must do something about poverty.  But let’s keep things in perspective.  Feelings never provided a job, or prosperity for a family.  And neither will burdensome government regulations and failed policies.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Data Collection to Mold Behavior Patterns

Here is the future.  The collection of data on all of us is leading to the Orwellian state, as demonstrated by the NSA.

Health Care surcharges and Climate Change penalties will mold our consumption patterns.  Because it's good for the collective.

IRS Sent Over $46 Million in Refunds to Illegals at Atlanta Residence

Here is another reason to abolish the IRS.
( - The Internal Revenue Service sent 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 to “unauthorized” alien workers who all used the same address in Atlanta, Ga., in 2011, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).

That was not the only Atlanta address theoretically occupied by thousands of “unauthorized” alien workers receiving millions in federal tax refunds in 2011. In fact, according to a TIGTA audit report published last year, four of the top ten addresses to which the IRS sent thousands of tax refunds to “unauthorized” aliens were in Atlanta.

The IRS sent 11,284 refunds worth a combined $2,164,976 to unauthorized alien workers at a second Atlanta address; 3,608 worth $2,691,448 to a third; and 2,386 worth $1,232,943 to a fourth.

 If they were Tea Partiers, the revenue boys would’ve burned down the house.

H/T:  Weasel Zippers


North Carolina's Shadowland Teat Squawkers

If you want to see the difficulty in trying to implement tax reform and a decentralization of power, look at North Carolina.  I can’t even imagine trying this at the national level.  Every special interest group is fighting tooth and nail to keep the status quo.  If the states’ republicans aren’t successful at beating back the teat squawkers, at least the exercise has been insightful.

What surprised me is how powerful nonprofit organizations are in this state.  Hospitals, which have higher profit margins than Exxon, are complaining about the loss of revenue because the General Assembly refused to expand Medicaid.  They are also bitching about proposals that would eliminate exemptions from collecting sales taxes and subsequent refunds.  Yet, Carolina’s HealthCare System’s CEO’s 2012 compensation was $4.7 million, which included bonuses over $2 million.  And this is a nonprofit?

Another band of teat squawkers that operate under the radar are cities and townships.  To get a good idea of how involved the State is in funding everyday operations, here is an excerpt from the Charlotte Observer:

In the Senate plan, the biggest hit for the city in the tax bill would be the repeal of the privilege license tax that cities impose on certain businesses. The loss of this levy would cost between $17 million and $18 million a year when fully implemented.

The business privilege tax is levied on all businesses, trades and professions operating inside Mecklenburg County. The minimum tax is $50. The maximum is $10,000.

The city could also lose $15 million per year if it loses refunds on sales taxes that it pays to the state, plus an additional $10 million from the elimination of the local sales tax on food. The lost revenue would be partially offset by an additional $11 million in revenues from additional taxes that nonprofits such as hospitals would pay.

Berger spokeswoman Amy Auth said the Senate’s tax reform plan incorporated feedback from people across the state, including constituents, businesspeople, other legislators and the governor. In particular, a vast majority said the state should not tax food, she said.

Local governments have other options for raising money for local services and infrastructure, including impact fees, water fees and other local taxes, Auth said. Governments could make up for lost sales tax by reinstating the food tax, or they could reduce spending, she said.

As for privilege taxes, Auth called them a disincentive for business to move to and create jobs in North Carolina and noted municipalities will have five years to prepare for the change.

According to the League of Municipalities analysis, Charlotte would lose the largest amount of revenue in the state, but other communities would face steeper tax increases. The Edgecombe County town of Leggett, for example, would need to raise property tax bills by 849 percent to make up for $83,584 in lost revenue.

Among Charlotte-area communities, Monroe would take a $2.2 million hit, Gastonia would lose about $2 million and Mooresville would come up $1.1 million short.

Cities like Charlotte have been double dipping.  Besides imposing their own taxes, they use the state to confiscate wealth from their citizens through taxing services and items like food.  They then get the rebates, all the while scrubbing their hands of the dirty political process.  In the meantime, we have sprawling unaccountable bureaucracies that perform duplicate, and without a doubt, substandard service.

A famous Democrat once said all politics is local.  That’s the way taxation should be as well.  All forms of revenue should be transparent and the politicians of that community held accountable.  But as we’ve seen, it’s better to operate in the shadows.       

PTR Industries Relocates to South Carolina

A gun manufacturer, which has had a presence in New England since the Revolutionary War, has uprooted its operations from Connecticut and relocated in South Carolina.  The libtards that infest that state have outlawed the product line of PTR Industries.  Other manufacturers in that region are looking for a refuge as well, most likely south of the Mason-Dixon Line. 

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Less than a week after Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed gun restrictions into law in April, gun manufacturer PTR Industries said it intended to leave the state to avoid the damage it expected to be inflicted on its business

On Wednesday, the rifle manufacturer kept its promise, announcing it will move to Aynor, S.C.

“One hundred percent of our product line is now illegal in Connecticut due to that law,” said John McNamara, the company’s vice president for sales.

He offered few details of the relocation, saying that a formal announcement and ribbon-cutting are scheduled for Monday at the new site. Most of the company’s 41 workers will relocate and the labor force is expected to expand to 100 within a year, McNamara said.

“It will be as fast a transition as we can without interrupting production,” he said

 What happened to New England?  Whatever happened to the spirit of the freedom loving revolutionaries of our founding?  Maybe they should be renamed, the New Bolsheviks.  That’s the revolutionaries they resemble the most.

H/T:  I Own the World

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Since When Did Poverty Become a Virtue?

Democrats and their enablers in the mainstream media would have us believe poverty is a virtue that needs to be culled and caressed.  Productive citizens are to be shamed.  Businesses are to be blamed.  Somehow, it’s everyone else’s fault that we have generational welfare, except of course the Democratic Party’s failed policies and their teat squawking constituents, whom dangle from the government udder.

Welfare should not be an ambition.  It should be a last resort; not a lifestyle.  There are many forms of graft.  Scamming government programs is one.  Enslaving a portion of the citizenry to a life of subservience is another.  This symbiotic relationship of the poor and the Democratic Party is a contagion that consumes prosperity and a good work ethic.  They are dependent on the goodwill of others.  And those who refuse to accommodate their voracious greed will fall prey to their enforcers through legalized theft.

President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society is a perfect example of a big government lie.  Poverty was already in decline when he made his proposals.  But an end to poverty was not the goal.  No, it was to establish a Democratic apparatus that would become “problem solvers” for a multi-layered constituency dependent upon centralized planning and concentration of power.  A Democrat’s wet dream. 

The War on Poverty is a great fraud.  Trillions of dollars of confiscated wealth have gotten us nowhere.  Poverty is just as prevalent today as it was in the 60’s.  Some would say it’s just as bad.  And still we have poverty pimps wanting to expand the dependency class.  And somehow they consider this a “Christian” thing to do.   

There is hope.  Recently, a Louisiana state senator renounced his Democratic affiliation, and became a Republican.  Here is his testimonial:


Amen to that.