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For How Long will Towns Subsidize Candidates?

hillary oligarchy One local police force has refused to accept that it has the duty to subsidize candidates when they come and campaign. We already know that Hillary Clinton demands rock-star-level treatment when she is hired as a speaker. (Sadly, her behavior is imitated by at least one Republican). However, it is one thing to demand luxuries from people who voluntarily agree to pay you to speak at their event. It is quite another to visit a location in order to campaign for an office that you wish to hold Read more [...] Continue reading →

When Zero Tolerance Is Gun Control on Steroids: What Happens When ALL Self-Defense is Illegal?

bullying race Zero tolerance means that one person rescuing another person from violence might be prosecuted as a crime some day. While there are times when one wishes for more police accountability, many other times they are the most sensible of public employees. In fact, they can often use common sense when others refuse to do so. A recent instance of this occurred when a teen began attacking a legally blind kid by punching him. Another teen intervened by punching the bully and knocking him to the ground. According Read more [...] Continue reading →

Government Agencies: Warrant? We Can’t Be Stopped because No Warrant!

privacy Government agencies are claiming they don’t need a warrant to read your email, and requiring a warrant is a burden. I really don’t understand why we can’t make this kind of opposition a matter for immediate deposition from office. When agencies complain about needing to get a warrant, they are claiming they shouldn’t have to obey the fundamental law of the United States. From the National Journal: “Agencies Say They Need Access to Americans’ Emails Without a Warrant.” The law Read more [...] Continue reading →

Rape Culture Hysteria: 13-Year-Old Boy Charged with Assault for Kissing 14-Year-Old Girl

no kissing Is this what is meant by "rape culture"—a young teen facing criminal charges because he kissed a girl on a dare? I don’t think thirteen-year-olds should be kissing teen girls against their will. Both the boy and the other students who encouraged him should be punished. I hate to sound old, but when I was a student, a teen might receive physical discipline for such an act. Now we are much more enlightened. We don’t lay a hand on students; we just bestow on them a permanent criminal record. WBFF Read more [...] Continue reading →

Good News: Fewer Police Being Killed

hoodie gunpoint Despite the hysteria you have seen in the news, there are actually fewer police being killed. I had seen the analysis elsewhere, but most recently Radley Balko wrote about the issue at the Washington Post. The first thing you might feel is confusion if you have heard reports of more police being killed. After declaring that 2015 “is shaping up to be the second safest year for police ever, after 2013,” Balko explains: Speaking of which, it’s important to note again here that 2013 was an Read more [...] Continue reading →

No Men's Barbershops Allowed!

barbierre Men's barbershops are a violation of human rights. Be thankful the government is here to save us! Over a year ago, Mark Horne posted about a Colorado bar that catered to “bears”—a certain kind of hyper-masculine homosexual subculture. This bar allegedly turned away a homosexual male who was dressed as a woman. They said it was because his driver’s license didn’t match his appearance and they wanted to avoid trouble with the government. He claimed it was “discrimination.” Colorado’s Read more [...] Continue reading →

Parody Twitter Account User Gets Settlement for SWAT Raid

twitter-followme Peoria must pay out $125,000 because the mayor felt he had the right to use the police force against a parody Twitter account. Back in April of 2014, Mark Horne posted about how the police raided the home of a parody Twitter account that mocked the mayor. The mayor was the driving force behind the raid. He basically used the police as his personal palace guard. Now it seems that the taxpayers of Peoria are going to have to pay out. At, we read: Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis' illegal retaliation Read more [...] Continue reading →

Justice Department Upset over Apple Encryption

iphone Apple encryption means the company cannot hand the Feds real-time interceptions of text messages. The headline in the New York Times reads: “Apple and Other Tech Companies Tangle With U.S. Over Access to Data.” In an investigation involving guns and drugs, the Justice Department obtained a court order this summer demanding that Apple turn over, in real time, text messages between suspects using iPhones. Apple’s response: Its iMessage system was encrypted and the company could not comply. Government Read more [...] Continue reading →

"Adult" Charged with Possessing Images of Naked Minor — Himself

prison bars hands The crime involves pictures of a naked minor, but he is being charged as an adult for possessing images of himself on his phone. Mark Horne has written about the "porn police state" before (also here). He has also written about how severe penalties are used due to moral outrage that, while justified, involves prosecuting a person for a crime he did not commit. It seems we have all of that as well as a bizarre mental self-contradiction in this post by Robbie Soave at “Teen Boy Read more [...] Continue reading →

NJ Court: Only Real Harm Constitutes Child Neglect

gavel on white background Parents get some much-needed relief in one state regarding prosecution for child neglect. Pray that common sense spreads to other states. In addition to many stories about children being grabbed by police from public parks, and parents being prosecuted for letting children out of their sight, Mark Horne once even posted about a supervised child who was still being “neglected” according to the police. In that case, the car was running with the air conditioning and an adult was watching the Read more [...] Continue reading →

84-Year-Old Retired General Subjected to Police Brutality?

police brutality He said in response to the police brutality, “It’s the first time in my life I’m ashamed to be an American.” Here is the video report of a local media outlet on what happened: The line at the end really gets to me—that if military police under Retired Army General William J. Livsey's command back in the day had behaved as the police behaved in his house, he would have court-martialed them. According to Mint Press News: This all started when a delivery driver said his debit Read more [...] Continue reading →

What First Amendment? Virginia State Police Forced BBC Journalists to Delete Video

bill-of-rights BBC journalists at the scene of shooting suspect's car crash were threatened if they did not delete video as ordered. So I assume you have all heard that a homosexual African American shot and murdered two straight whites on live TV. This was, of course, not a hate crime and never will be labeled as one. This story from PRI caught my eye and makes me wonder why we even claim to have a First Amendment: “Virginia police order BBC journalists to delete footage of suspected shooter's crash.” BBC Read more [...] Continue reading →